battery CHRYSLER ASPEN HYBRID 2009 2.G Owners Manual
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The oil change indicator system will remind you
that it is time to take your vehicle in for scheduled
maintenance. Based on engine operation condi-
tion the oil change indicator message will illumi-
nate, this means that service is required for your
vehicle. Have your vehicle serviced as soon as
possible, within the next 800 km. The oil change
indicator message will not monitor the time since
the last oil change. Change your vehicles oil if it
has been 6 months since your last oil change even
if the oil change indicator message is NOT illu-
minated. Change your engine oil more often if
you drive your vehicle off-road for an extendedperiod of time.Under no circumstances should
oil change intervals exceed 10,000 km or
6 months, whichever comes first.Your dealer
will reset the oil change indicator message after
completing the scheduled oil change. If this
scheduled oil change is performed by someone
other than your dealer the message can be reset by
referring to the steps described in the Owner's
The performance of all scheduled service work is
required to maintain your vehicle in good operat-
ing condition. Chrysler Canada Inc. reserves the
right to deny warranty coverage if the vehicle has
not been properly maintained. While we do not
insist that such work be performed by factory
authorized retailers, we strongly recommend that
an authorized Chrysler, Jeeptor Dodge Retailer
perform this work.AT EACH STOP FOR FUEL
²Check the engine oil level about 5 minutes
after a fully warmed engine is shut off. Check-
ing the oil level while the vehicle is on level
ground will improve the accuracy of the oil
level reading. Add oil only when the level is at
or below the ADD or MIN mark.
²Check the windshield washer solvent and add
ONCE A MONTH
²Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear
²Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the
terminals as required.
²Check the fluid levels of coolant reservoir,
brake master cylinder, power steering and
transmission and add as needed.
²Check all lights and other electrical items for
²Check and clean wiper blades. Replace if
AT EACH OIL CHANGE
²Change the engine oil filter.
²Inspect the brake hoses and lines.
VISUAL INSPECTIONS Ð
INSPECT FOR SIGNS OF COMPONENT
DETERIORATION AND PHYSICAL DAMAGE.
MAINTENANCEScheduled maintenance must be completed to provide the best vehicle
performance and reliability. The limited warranties in the warranty booklet DO NOT COVER
repairs required due to improper maintenance. We strongly suggest you keep track of scheduled
maintenance and keep receipts or other documents. Use only recommended MopartLubricants
and genuine MopartParts. In the event that a condition arises between maintenance intervals,
please contact your retailer. AVOID PROLONGED PERIODS OF IDLING.
NOTE: WHERE TIME (MONTHS) AND METRAGE ARE INDICATED, FOLLOW THE
INTERVAL THAT OCCURS FIRST.
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5/100 DIESEL ENGINE WARRANTY(IF EQUIPPED)
The diesel engine parts are covered for5 years or 100,000 kilometres,
whichever occurs first.
Cylinder block and all internal parts; cylinder head
assemblies; core plugs; fuel injection pump and injectors; intake and exhaust
manifolds; oil pan; oil pump; timing gear drive belts and/or chains and cover;
turbocharger housing and internal parts; valve covers; water pump and
housing; seals and gaskets for listed components.
8/130 HYBRID SYSTEM WARRANTY(IF EQUIPPED)
These hybrid system parts are covered for8 years or 160,000 kilometres,
whichever occurs first.
²Transmission and all internal components
²HV AC Cables
²HV DC cables
For 3 years, regardless of distance driven,your Corrosion Warranty
covers any body sheet metal panel which develops a hole caused by
In addition, outer body panels are covered against holes caused by
corrosion up to5 years or 160,000 kilometres,whichever occurs first. An
outer body panel is a sheet metal panel which can be seen while walking
around the vehicle, and which is painted body colour.
This warranty applies only to holes caused by corrosion. Cosmetic or
surface corrosion (resulting from stone chips or scratches in the paint, for
example) will not be repaired under this warranty.
If corrosion damage is obviously neglected and allowed to worsen until a
hole develops, this warranty will not cover the repair.
5/100 DIESEL ENGINE / 8/130 HYBRID SYSTEM / CORROSION WARRANTIES
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5/100 ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
We are pleased to provide this 24-hour Roadside Assistance Program for all
new 2009 vehicles which have a3-year or 60,000-kilometreBasic
Warranty and a5-year or 100,000-kilometrePowertrain Warranty. Eligible
vehicles must be registered in Canada and are covered for5 years or
100,000 kilometres, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle's warranty
start date. Vehicles placed in taxi, limousine, postal or ambulance service
and all SRT vehicles, are covered for roadside assistance for3 years or
60,000 kilometresonly (whichever occurs first). Roadside Assistance
service will be provided to the owner or driver of an eligible vehicle.²NEED A TOW?If your vehicle cannot be driven because of mechanical
breakdown, it will be towed to the nearest authorized Chrysler Canada
Retailer which services your brand of vehicle (or to the Chrysler Canada
Retailer of your choice, provided it is within a 35-kilometre distance of the
point of breakdown).
²STUCK?If your vehicle is stuck in a ditch or snow on or adjacent to a
public roadway and appears to be undamaged, and the tow facility has
access, it will be winched to the nearest road surface. If your vehicle is
unable to proceed under its own power and a tow is required once the
winch is performed, you will be responsible for paying the service facility
for the winch and the tow.
²DEAD BATTERY?If your battery is dead, jump-start assistance will be
dispatched to your location. In the event that your vehicle fails to start, your
vehicle will be towed to the nearest Chrysler Retailer (or to the Chrysler
Retailer of your choice provided it is within a 35-kilometre distance of the
point of breakdown).
²LOCKED OUT?If your keys are locked in your vehicle or your locks
are frozen, help will be sent to your location. (Service is limited to
providing access to the seating area only and does not include the cost of
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²FLAT TIRE?If you have a flat tire, the service facility will remove it
and install your spare tire. The spare tire must be inflated and in sound
operating condition. Tire repairs are not covered.
²OUT OF FUEL?If your vehicle runs out of fuel, a small amount of
gasoline will be delivered to your location, where regulations permit. In all
other cases, including alternate fuels, your vehicle will be towed to the
nearest re-fuelling centre. In these instances, the cost of fuel purchased will
be your responsibility.
Please read(About Roadside Assistance((page 22) because there are
some limitations that may affect the service available to you.
TO REQUEST ASSISTANCE(SEE ALSO INSIDE FRONT COVER)
If your vehicle requires any of the services provided by the program, call
this toll-free number anytime, from any location in Canada or the United
States:1-800-363-4869(this number does not ring at Chrysler Canada).
Please identify yourself as a Chrysler vehicle owner and be ready to provide:
oYour Vehicle Identification Number
oYour licence plate number
oYour odometer reading (kilometres)
oThe location of your vehicle and the phone number where you can
oType of service needed (tow, flat tire, battery boost, etc.)Note:²In severe weather, some delays may be expected.
²You will have to personally authorize the service provided by the
²If your vehicle is towed to a retailer, you are responsible for
contacting the retailer to authorize the service
TOWING AFTER THE PROGRAM EXPIRES
Coverage under the Roadside Assistance Program expires at5 years or
100,000 kilometres(or at3 years or 60,000 kilometres,if applicable),
whichever occurs first. If you call the toll-free number for assistance after
the Program expires, you will have to pay for the service provided.
Some emissions coverage lasts longer than the Roadside Assistance
Program.* For warranted emission system repairs after the program
expires, towing (only) will be provided on a reimbursement basis. Call the
toll-free number and service will be dispatched, but you will have to pay
for the tow. For reimbursement consideration, see your authorized retailer
for further details.
* See page 10.