2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Owner's Manual

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Jeep
Model:
Wrangler Unlimited
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
17.99 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
Ignition Key Removal
16
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
17
SENTRY KEYĥ
18
Replacement Keys
19
Customer Key Programming
19
General Information
20
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
21
Rearming The System
21
To Arm The System
21
To Disarm The System
22
ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED
22
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF EQUIPPED
23
To Unlock The Doors And Swing Gate
23
Remote Key Unlock On First Press
24
To Lock The Doors And Swing Gate
25
Sound Horn On Lock
25
Using The Panic Alarm
25
To Turn Off Flash Lights With Lock
26
Programming Additional Transmitters
27
General Information
27
Transmitter Battery Replacement
27
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
28
How To Use Remote Start
29
DOORS
31
Upper Half Door Window Removal — If Equipped
32
Upper Half Door Window Installation — If Equipped
32
Front Door Removal
32
Rear Door Removal (Four-Door Models)
34
DOOR LOCKS
36
Manual Door Locks
36
Power Door Locks — If Equipped
38
Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear Doors
40
WINDOWS
41
Power Windows — If Equipped
41
Wind Buffeting
43
REAR SWING GATE
44
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
45
Lap/Shoulder Belts
48
Rear Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Retractor Lockout — Four-Door Models Only
53
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
54
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
55
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
56
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If Equipped
56
Energy Management Feature
57
Seat Belt Pretensioners
58
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlertĥ)
58
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
59
Seat Belt Extender
60
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
60
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
65
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
72
Child Restraints
73
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
86
SAFETY TIPS
87
Transporting Passengers
87
Exhaust Gas
88
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
89
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
91
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
93
MIRRORS
98
Inside Day/Night Mirror
98
Outside Mirrors
99
Power Mirrors — If Equipped
100
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
100
Vanity Mirrors
100
Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
101
Operation
103
Phone Call Features
111
Uconnect™ Phone Features
114
Advanced Phone Connectivity
119
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ Phone
121
General Information
132
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
132
Voice Command System Operation
132
Commands
133
Voice Training
137
SEATS
137
Front Seat Adjustment
137
Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If Equipped
138
Front Seatback Recline
139
Front Passenger Easy Entry Seat — Two-Door Models
140
Tip n' Slide Seats — Two-Door Models
141
Heated Seats — If Equipped
143
Head Restraints
144
Fold And Tumble Rear Seat — Two-Door Models
146
Removing The Rear Seat — Two-Door Models
147
Replacing The Rear Seat — Two-Door Models
148
60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat — Four-Door Models
148
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
150
LIGHTS
151
Multifunction Lever
151
Headlights And Parking Lights
152
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
152
Turn Signals
153
Lane Change Assist
154
Lights-On Reminder
154
High/Low Beam Switch
154
Flash-To-Pass
154
Front Fog Lights
154
Instrument Panel Dimmer
155
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
155
Interior Lights
156
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
157
Windshield Wiper Operation
158
Intermittent Wiper System
158
Windshield Washers
159
Mist Feature
160
TILT STEERING COLUMN
160
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
161
To Activate
162
To Set A Desired Speed
163
To Deactivate
163
To Resume Speed
163
To Vary The Speed Setting
163
To Accelerate For Passing
164
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLET
164
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
168
CUPHOLDERS
170
Front Cupholders
170
Rear Cupholders
170
STORAGE
171
Glovebox Storage
171
Console Storage Compartment
171
Rear Storage Compartment
171
DUAL TOP — IF EQUIPPED
172
Removing The Soft Top
172
Installing The Soft Top
175
FREEDOM TOP™ THREE-PIECE MODULAR HARD TOP — IF EQUIPPED
178
Front Panel(s) Removal
179
Freedom Top™ Storage Bag
181
Front Panel(s) Installation
185
Front Panel(s) Installation With Rear Hard Top Removed
185
Rear Hard Top Removal
186
Rear Hard Top Installation
189
DOOR FRAME
189
Door Frame Removal
190
Door Frame Installation — Two-Door Models
192
Door Frame Installation — Four-Door Models
193
SOFT TOP — TWO-DOOR MODELS
196
Quick Steps To Lowering The Soft Top
198
Quick Steps To Raising The Soft Top
200
Lowering The Soft Top
203
Raising The Soft Top
212
SOFT TOP — FOUR-DOOR MODELS
221
Quick Steps For Lowering The Soft Top
224
Quick Steps For Raising The Soft Top
227
Folding Down The Soft Top
230
Putting Up The Soft Top
240
SUNRIDERĥ (TWO-DOOR MODELS) — IF EQUIPPED
249
Opening The Sunriderĥ
250
Closing The Sunriderĥ
252
SUNRIDERĥ (FOUR-DOOR MODELS) — IF EQUIPPED
252
Opening The Sunriderĥ
253
Closing The Sunriderĥ
255
FOLDING WINDSHIELD
255
Lowering The Windshield And Removing Side Bars
257
Raising The Windshield And Replacing Side Bars
260
REAR WINDOW FEATURES — HARD TOP ONLY
262
Rear Window Wiper/Washer — If Equipped
262
Rear Window Defroster — If Equipped
263
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
265
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
269
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
270
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
271
COMPASS AND TRIP COMPUTER — IF EQUIPPED
286
Control Buttons
286
Compass/Temperature Display
287
Trip Conditions
289
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) — IF EQUIPPED
291
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays
293
Oil Change Required
294
EVIC Main Menu
295
Compass Display / ECO (Fuel Saver Mode) — If Equipped
295
Average Fuel Economy
298
Distance To Empty (DTE)
299
Elapsed Time
299
EVIC Units Selection (UNITS IN Display)
299
System Status
300
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
300
MEDIA CENTER 230 (REQ) — AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
303
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
304
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
312
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
314
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
316
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
316
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
318
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430/430N (RHR/RER/RBZ/RHB) CD/DVD/HDD/NAV — IF EQUIPPED
322
Operating Instructions (Voice Command System) — If Equipped
322
Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone) — If Equipped
322
MEDIA CENTER 130 (SALES CODE RES)
323
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
323
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
326
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
328
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
331
RSC)
331
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
332
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
337
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
339
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
342
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
342
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
343
iPodĥ/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
347
Connecting The iPodĥ Or External USB Device
348
Using This Feature
348
Controlling The iPodĥ Or External USB Device Using Radio Buttons
349
Play Mode
349
List Or Browse Mode
350
Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA)
352
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
354
Radio Operation
354
CD Player
355
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
355
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
356
CLIMATE CONTROLS
356
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
356
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
360
Operating Tips
366
STARTING AND OPERATING
369
STARTING PROCEDURES
374
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
374
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
374
Normal Starting
375
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or –29°C)
375
If Engine Fails To Start
375
After Starting
377
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
377
MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
378
Shifting
379
Downshifting
380
Reverse Shifting
381
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
381
Key Ignition Park Interlock
383
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
384
Five-Speed Automatic Transmission
384
Gear Ranges
386
FOUR–WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION (COMMAND-TRAC Iĥ OR ROCK-TRACĥ)
392
Operating Instructions/Precautions
392
Shift Positions
394
Shifting Procedure
395
TRAC-LOKĥ REAR AXLE — IF EQUIPPED
396
AXLE LOCK (TRU–LOKĥ) — RUBICON MODELS
397
ELECTRONIC SWAY BAR DISCONNECT — IF EQUIPPED
398
ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
400
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
401
Side Step Removal – If Equipped
401
The Basics Of Off-Road Driving
402
When To Use 4L (Low) Range
403
Simultaneous Brake And Throttle Operation
403
Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand
404
Crossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High Points)
405
Hill Climbing
408
Driving Through Water
410
After Driving Off-Road
413
POWER STEERING
414
Power Steering Fluid Check
415
PARKING BRAKE
416
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
419
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
421
Traction Control System (TCS)
421
Brake Assist System (BAS)
422
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
422
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
426
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
427
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And ESC OFF Indicator Light
431
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
432
Hill Descent Control (HDC) – If Equipped
433
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
434
Tire Markings
434
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
438
Tire Terminology And Definitions
439
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
440
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
445
Tire Pressure
445
Tire Inflation Pressures
446
Tire Pressures For High-Speed Operation
447
Radial-Ply Tires
448
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel – If Equipped
448
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
449
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
449
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
450
Tire Spinning
450
Tread Wear Indicators
451
Life Of Tire
452
Replacement Tires
452
TIRE CHAINS
454
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
455
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
456
Base System
459
General Information
461
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
462
Reformulated Gasoline
462
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
463
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
463
MMT In Gasoline
464
Materials Added To Fuel
464
Fuel System Cautions
465
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
466
ADDING FUEL
467
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
467
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
468
VEHICLE LOADING
468
Certification Label
468
TRAILER TOWING
471
Common Towing Definitions
471
Trailer Hitch Classification
474
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
475
Trailer And Tongue Weight
479
Towing Requirements
480
Towing Tips
485
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
487
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
487
Recreational Towing – Four-Wheel Drive Models
488
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
493
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
494
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
494
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
495
Jack Location
496
Spare Tire Stowage
497
Preparations For Jacking
497
Jacking Instructions
498
Road Tire Installation
502
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
503
Preparations For Jump-Start
504
Jump-Starting Procedure
505
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
507
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
508
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
509
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
510
Towing Without The Ignition Key Fob
511
Four–Wheel Drive Models
512
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
513
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
515
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
516
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
516
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
517
REPLACEMENT PARTS
518
DEALER SERVICE
519
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
519
Engine Oil
520
Engine Oil Filter
522
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
522
Maintenance-Free Battery
523
Air Conditioner Maintenance
524
Body Lubrication
528
Windshield Wiper Blades
528
Adding Washer Fluid
529
Exhaust System
529
Cooling System
532
Brake System
537
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
539
Hydraulic Clutch Fluid – Manual Transmission
541
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
541
Transfer Case
542
Front/Rear Axle Fluid
543
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
543
FUSES
551
Totally Integrated Power Module
551
VEHICLE STORAGE
556
REPLACEMENT BULBS
557
BULB REPLACEMENT
558
Headlamp
558
Front Park/Turn Signal
559
Front Side Marker
559
Front Fog Lamp
559
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, and Backup Lamp
560
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
560
FLUID CAPACITIES
561
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
562
Engine
562
Chassis
563
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
565
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
566
Required Maintenance Intervals
568
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
583
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
585
Prepare For The Appointment
585
Prepare A List
585
Be Reasonable With Requests
585
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
585
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
586
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
586
In Mexico contact:
586
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
587
Service Contract
587
WARRANTY INFORMATION
588
MOPARĥ PARTS
588
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
588
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
588
In Canada
589
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
589
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
591
Treadwear
591
Traction Grades
591
Temperature Grades
592

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

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
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  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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