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•Do not use water alone or alcohol-based coolant
(antifreeze) products. Do not use additional rust
inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not be
compatible with the radiator coolant and may plug
•This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based coolant (antifreeze). Use of
propylene glycol-based coolant (antifreeze) is not
Your vehicle has been built with cooling systems that allow
extended maintenance intervals. This coolant (antifreeze)
can be used up to ten years or 150,000 miles (240,000 km)
before replacement. To prevent reducing this extended
maintenance period, it is important that you use the same
coolant (antifreeze) throughout the life of your vehicle.
Please review these recommendations for using Organic
Additive Technology (OAT) coolant (antifreeze).
When adding coolant (antifreeze):
•The manufacturer recommends using MOPAR®
Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula
OAT (Organic Additive Technology).
•Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT coolant (anti-
freeze) and distilled water. Use higher concentrations
(not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below -34ºF (-37ºC)
•Use only high purity water such as distilled or deion-
ized water when mixing the water and coolant (anti-
freeze) solution. The use of lower quality water will
reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
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Please note that it is the owner ’s responsibility to main-
tain the proper level of protection against freezing ac-
cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
NOTE:Mixing coolant (antifreeze) types will decrease
the life of the Power Electronics and Battery Thermal
Management Systems coolant (antifreeze) and will re-
quire more frequent coolant (antifreeze) changes.
Power Electronics and Battery Thermal
Management Systems — Drain, Flush And Refill
Refer to “Maintenance Schedules” in Section 7 of this
supplement for the proper maintenance intervals.
If the coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains a consider-
able amount of sediment, clean and flush with a reliable
cooling system cleaner. Follow with a thorough rinsing to
remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly dispose of
old coolant (antifreeze) solution.
It is recommended to have the cooling systems ser-
viced at your authorized dealer. Failure to do so could
result in poor cooling system performance and/or
Disposal Of Used Power Electronics and Battery
Thermal Management Systems Coolant
Used antifreeze is a regulated substance requiring proper
disposal. Check with your local authorities to determine
the disposal rules for your community. To prevent inges-
tion by animals or children, do not store antifreeze in
open containers or allow it to remain in puddles on the
ground. If ingested by a child, contact a physician
immediately. Clean up any ground spills immediately.
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Points To Remember
If an examination of your underhood compartment
shows no evidence of cooler or hose leaks, the vehicle
may be safely driven.
•Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottles.
•Check coolant (antifreeze) freeze point in the coolant
recovery bottles. If coolant (antifreeze) needs to be
added, contents of coolant recovery bottles must also
be protected against freezing.
•If frequent coolant (antifreeze) additions are required,
or if the level in the coolant recovery bottles does not
drop when the engine cools, the cooling system should
be pressure tested for leaks.
•Maintain coolant (antifreeze) concentration at 50%
OAT coolant (antifreeze) (minimum) and distilled/
deionized water for proper corrosion protection of
your engine which contains aluminum components.
•Make sure that the coolant control systems recovery
bottles overflow hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
•Keep the front of the coolant control systems clean. If
your vehicle is equipped with air conditioning, keep
the front of the condenser clean.
Maintenance-Free Battery 12 Volt
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free 12 Volt
battery. You will never have to add water, nor is periodic
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•If a 12 Volt Low Voltage Battery System “fast
charger” is used while the battery is in the vehicle,
disconnect both vehicle battery cables before con-
necting the charger to the battery. Do not use a “fast
charger” to provide starting voltage.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and air condition-
ing performance tests.
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air condi-
tioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
•Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air condi-
tioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause the
system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD,
for further warranty information.
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Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or
riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. Riding the brakes may also
reduce braking capacity in an emergency.
Brake Master Cylinder
The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked
when performing under hood services, or immediately if
the “Brake Warning Light” is on and the parking brake is
Be sure to clean the top of the master cylinder area before
removing the cap. If necessary, add fluid to bring the
fluid level up to the requirements described on the brake
fluid reservoir. Fluid level can be expected to fall as the
brake pads wear. The brake fluid level should be checked
when the pads are replaced. However, low fluid level
may be caused by a leak and a checkup may be needed.
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•Do not allow petroleum-based fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid. Brake seal components could be
damaged, causing partial or complete brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
Use of improper brake fluids will affect overall clutch
system performance. Improper brake fluids may dam-
age the clutch system resulting in loss of clutch func-
tion and the ability to shift the transmission.
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geo-
graphic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice and those that are sprayed on
trees and road surfaces during other seasons are highly
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking,
which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and under-
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
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Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the car to
wash them. Dry with a soft cloth.
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
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 (i.e., bent retractor, torn web-
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The preferred way of storing your vehicle for a long
period of time is to leave it attached to a Level 1 or Level
2 charger. The vehicle has a wake-up feature that will
wake the system every 3 weeks and do a maintenance
charge on the 12 Volt battery and also top off the high
voltage battery if necessary.
Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
(e.g., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the
fresh air and high blower setting. This will ensure
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
of compressor damage when the air conditioning system
is started again.
Front Low and High
Front Fog Lamps H11LL
Front Side Marker Lamps W3W
Front Turn Signal Lamps WY21W
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Once A Month Or Before A Trip:
•Check windshield washer fluid level
•Check the tire inflation pressures and look for unusual
wear or damage
•Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoirs and
brake master cylinder
•Check function of all interior and exterior lights
Required Maintenance Intervals
Refer to the maintenance schedules on the following
page for the required maintenance intervals.
At Every Service Interval:
•Rotate the tires.Rotate at the first sign of irregu-
•Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, and
•Inspect battery cooling system protection and
•Check and adjust hand brake.
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