DODGE JOURNEY 2011 1.G Owner's Manual
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• The vehicle must be cycled to the ON/RUN position after two consecutivetimeouts.
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or confined area. Exhaust gascontains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon
Monoxide is poisonous and can cause you or others to be severely injured or
killed when inhaled.
• Keep Key Fob transmitters away from children. Operation of the Remote Start System, windows, door locks or other controls could cause you and others to
be severely injured or killed.
• The Keyless Enter-N-Go system is an enhancement to the vehicle's Key Fob. This
feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle's door(s) and liftgate without
having to press the Key Fob lock or unlock buttons, as well as starting and
stopping the vehicle with the press of a button.
To Unlock From The Driver or Passenger Side:
• With a valid Keyless Enter-N-Go Key Fob located outside the vehicle and within5 ft (1.5m) of the driver or passenger side door handle, grab either front door
handle to unlock the door automatically.
To Lock the Vehicle:
• Both front door handles have LOCKbuttons located on the outside of the
handle. With one of the vehicle's
Keyless Enter-N-Go Key Fobs located
outside the vehicle and within 5 ft
(1.5m) of the driver's or passenger
front door handle, press the door
handle LOCK button to lock all four
doors and liftgate.
• If “Unlock All Doors 1st Press” is programmed all doors will unlock when you grab hold of the front driver's door handle. To select between “Unlock Driver Door 1st
Press” and “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”, refer to the Uconnect Touch™ Settings in
your vehicle's Owner's Manual on the DVD or Programmable Features in this guide for
• If “Unlock All Doors 1st Press” is programmed all doors and liftgate will unlock when you press the liftgate button. If “Unlock Driver Door 1st Press” is programmed only
the liftgate will unlock when you press the liftgate button. To select between “Unlock
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Driver Door 1st Press” and “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”, refer to the Uconnect
Touch™ Settings in your vehicle's Owner's Manual on the DVD or Programmable
Features in this guide for further information.
• If a Key Fob is detected in the vehicle when locking the vehicle using the power door lock switch, the doors and liftgate will unlock and the horn will chirp three times. On
the third attempt, your Key Fob can be locked inside the vehicle.
• After pressing the Keyless Enter-N-Go LOCK button, you must wait 2 seconds before you can lock or unlock the vehicle using the door handle.
• If a Keyless Enter-N-Go door handle has not been used for 72 hours, the Keyless Enter-N-Go feature for that handle may time out. Pulling the deactivated front door
handle will reactivate the door handle's Keyless Enter-N-Go feature.
Lock or Unlock the Liftgate:
• With a valid Keyless Enter-N-Go KeyFob within 3 ft (1.0m) of the liftgate,
press the button located to the left of
the liftgate handle to unlock the
liftgate. Press the button a second
time to lock the liftgate.
• Refer to your Owner's Manual on the DVD for further information.
• With a valid Keyless Enter-N-Go Key Fob inside the vehicle.
• Place the shift lever in PARK or NEUTRAL.
• While pressing the brake pedal, press the ENGINE START/STOP button once.
If the engine fails to start, the starter
will disengage automatically after
• To stop the cranking of the engine prior to the engine starting, press the button again.
Stopping • Place the shift lever in PARK.
• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button once. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position.
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•If the shift lever is not in PARK, the ENGINE START/STOP button must be held for two
seconds and vehicle speed must be above 5 mph (8 km/h) before the engine will shut
Accessory Positions with Engine Off
NOTE: The following functions are with the driver’s foot OFF the Brake Pedal
(Transmission in PARK or NEUTRAL Position).
Starting With The Ignition Switch In The OFF Position:
• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button once to change the ignition switch to the ACC position.
• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time to change the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a third time to return the ignition switch to the OFF position.
• If the ignition switch is left in the ACC or ON/RUN (engine not running) position and the transmission is in PARK, the system will automatically time out after 30 minutes
of inactivity and the ignition will switch to the OFF position.
• In case the ignition switch does not change with the push of a button, the RKE transmitter (Key Fob) may have a low or dead battery. In this situation a back up
method can be used to operate the ignition switch. Put the nose side (side opposite
of the emergency key) of the Key Fob against the ENGINE START/STOP button and
push to operate the ignition switch.
•Keyless Enter-N-Go button installed: Press the Keyless Enter-N-Go Start/Stop button
until the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) indicates that the vehicle
ignition is “OFF”. Press the power door lock switch while the door is open, press
the Key Fob LOCK button, or with one of the Key Fobs located outside the vehicle
and within 5 ft (1.5m) of the driver's and passenger front door handles, press the
Keyless Enter-N-Go LOCK button located on the door handle.
• Keyless Enter-N-Go button not installed: Turn the ignition switch to the “OFF”
position. Press the power door lock switch while the door is open, press the Key
Fob LOCK button, or with one of the Key Fobs located outside the vehicle and
within 5 ft (1.5m) of the driver's and passenger front door handles, press the
Keyless Enter-N-Go LOCK button located on the door handle.
NOTE: After pressing the Keyless Enter-N-Go LOCK button, you must wait 2 seconds
before you can lock or unlock the vehicle via the door handle.
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•Keyless Enter-N-Go button installed: Press the Key Fob UNLOCK button or with one
of the Key Fobs located outside the vehicle and within 5 ft (1.5m) of the driver's
and passenger front door handles, grab the Keyless Enter-N-Go door handle and
enter the vehicle, then press the Keyless Enter-N-Go Start/Stop button (requires at
least one valid Key Fob in the vehicle).
• Keyless Enter-N-Go button not installed: Press the Key Fob UNLOCK button or with
one of the Key Fobs located outside the vehicle and within 5 ft (1.5m) of the
driver's and passenger front door handles, grab the Keyless Enter-N-Go door handle
and enter the vehicle, then turn the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly.
• Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your abdomen. To remove slack in the lap portion, pull up a bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too
tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt reduces the risk of
sliding under the belt in a collision.
• Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any slack in the belt.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect you from injury during a collision. You are more likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not wear your
shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt are meant to be used together.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you properly. In a sudden stop you could move too far forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear your seat belt
• A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the
system. Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they have been
damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.).
• The seat belts for both front seating positions are equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a
• A deployed pretensioner or a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer much greater injuries if you
are not buckled up properly. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or other
passengers, or you can be thrown out of the vehicle. Always be sure you and
others in your vehicle are buckled up properly.
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SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) —
• This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the driver and right frontpassenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint system. The Advanced Front
Air Bags will not deploy in every type of collision.
• Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to provide additional protection by supplementing the seat belts in certain frontal collisions depending on the severity
and type of collision. Advanced Front Air Bags are not expected to reduce the risk
of injury in rear, side, or rollover collisions.
• This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains to protect the driver, front and rear passengers sitting next to a window.
• This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags to provide enhanced protection to help protect an occupant during a side impact.
• If the Air Bag Warning Light
is not on during starting, stays on, or turns on
while driving, have the vehicle serviced by an authorized service center
• Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details regarding the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more severe injuries in a collision.The air bags work with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In some
collisions, the air bags won't deploy at all. Always wear your seat belts even
though you have air bags.
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel during Advanced Front Air Bag deployment could cause serious injury, including death. Air
bags need room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably extending your arms to
reach the steering wheel or instrument panel.
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains and Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags need room to inflate. Do not lean against the
door or window. Sit upright in the center of the seat.
• Being too close to the Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain and/or Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag during deployment could cause you to be severely
injured or killed.
• Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air bags will not be in place to protect you.
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an authorized dealer immediately.
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• Children 12 years and under should ride properly buckled up in a rear seat, ifavailable. According to crash statistics, children are safer when properly restrained
in the rear seats rather than in the front.
• Every state in the United States and all Canadian provinces require that small children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the law, and you can be
prosecuted for ignoring it.
Integrated Child Booster Seat
• The Integrated Child Booster Seat is located in each outboard second-rowpassenger seat, is designed for children weighing between 48 and 85 lbs (22 and
39 kg) and between 47 in (119 cm) and 57 in (145 cm) tall.
• To position a child into the Integrated Child Booster Seat follow these steps: • Slide the second row seat to the full rear position to use the Integrated ChildBooster Seat.
NOTE: The second row bench with Integrated Child Booster Seat must remain in the
full rear position during use.
• Pull the release loop forward to release the latch and seat cushion. • Grasp the latch plate and pull outthe seat belt.
• Lift the seat cushion up and push back to lock it in the booster seat
• Place the child upright in the seat with their back firmly against the
• Grasp the latch plate and pull out the seat belt.
• Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to allow the seat
belt to go around the child’s lap.
NOTE: The lap portion of the seat belt
should be low on the hips and as snug as
• Once the seat belt is long enough tofit properly, insert the latch plate
into the buckle until you hear a
• To remove the slack from the lap belt, pull upward on the shoulder portion of the seat belt.
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Installing The LATCH - Compatible Child Restraint System
• Your vehicle’s second row passenger seats are equipped with the child restraintanchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower Anchors and Tether for
• All three second-row passenger seating positions have lower anchors that are capable of accommodating LATCH-compatible child seats.
• Rigid fixed lower attachments can only be used in the outboard seating positions. Flexible lower attachments can be used in all seating positions.
• When installing a child seat in the center seating position use one lower anchorage from the outboard seating position and the center seat dedicated lower anchorage.
If two child seats are installed in adjacent seating positions you must use the
vehicle seat belt in the center seating position.
• You should NEVERinstall LATCH-compatible child seats so that two seats share a
common lower anchorage.
Installing The Lower Attachments:
• The vehicle lower anchorages are round bars located at the rear of the seat cushion where it meets the seatback.
• Loosen the child seat adjusters on thelower straps and on the tether strap so
that you can more easily attach the
hooks or connectors to the vehicle
• Attach the lower hooks or connectors over the top of the seatcover material.
• Tighten all three straps as you push the child restraint rearward and downward
into the seat, removing slack in the
straps according to the child restraint
Installing The Top Tether Strap (With Either Lower Anchors Or Vehicle Seat Belt):
• Attach the tether strap to the anchor directly behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint, being careful to route the tether strap to provide the most direct
path between the anchor and the child restraint, preferably between the head
restraint posts underneath the head restraint.
• Remove all slack and tighten tetherstrap according to child restraint
NOTE: Ensure that the tether strap does
not slip into the opening between the
seatbacks as you remove slack in the strap.
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Installing The Child Restraint Using The Vehicle Seat Belts
• To install a child restraint, first, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from theretractor to route it through the belt path of the child restraint and slide the latch
plate into the buckle.
• Next, extract all the seat belt webbing out of the retractor and then allow the belt to retract into the retractor. Finally, pull on any excess webbing to tighten the lap
portion around the child restraint. Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so
check the belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
• Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for the strap between the anchor and the child seat, preferably between the head restraint posts underneath
the head restraint.
• Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the tether anchor and remove slack in the tether strap according to the child restraint manufacturer's
NOTE: Ensure that the tether strap does not slip into the opening between the
seatbacks as you remove slack in the strap.
• In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby, can become a projectile inside the vehicle. The force required to hold even an infant on
your lap could become so great that you could not hold the child, no matter
how strong you are. The child and others could be severely injured or killed.
Any child riding in your vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child's
• Rearward-facing child seats must never be used in the front seat of a vehicle with a front passenger air bag. An air bag deployment could cause severe
injury or death to infants in this position.
• Improper installation of a child restraint to the LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or child restraint. The child could be severely injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant
or child restraint.
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to increased head motion and possible injury to the child. Use only the anchor positions directly behind the
child seat to secure a child restraint top tether strap.
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• The power seat switch, located on theoutboard side of the seat near the
floor, controls forward/back, up/down,
and tilt adjustment.
• Push the switch forward to increasethe lumbar support. Push the switch
rearward to decrease the lumbar
• Pushing upward or downward on the switch will raise and lower the position
of the support.
Manual Seat Adjustment
• Lift up on the adjusting bar located atthe front of the seat near the floor and
release at the desired position.
Recliner • Lift the rear lever located on the outboard side of the seat, lean back
and release when seat is in desired
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Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
• The front passenger seat can be foldedflat to allow for extended cargo space.
Pull up on the seatback release lever to
fold down the seatback.
Flip 'n Stow™ Front Passenger Seat Storage
• The seat latch release-loop is locatedin the center of the seat cushion
between the seat cushion and the
seatback. Pull the loop upward to
release the latch and then forward to
open the seat to the detent position.
NOTE: Make sure that objects inside the
bin do not interfere with the latch before
closing the seat. Push the seat cushion
downward after closing it to make sure it
latches to the base.
DO NOT place any article under a power seat or impede its ability to move as it
may cause damage to the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if
movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s path.
• Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might
not be properly adjusted, and you could be severely injured or killed. Only
adjust a seat while the vehicle is parked.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the seat belt is no longer resting against your chest. In a collision, you could slide under the seat belt
and be severely injured or killed. Use the recliner only when the vehicle is