JEEP PATRIOT 2012 1.G User Guide
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This User Guide is \aintended to fami\fiarize you with the importan\at features
of your vehic\fe. The DVD enc\fosed contains your Owner’s Manua\f,
Navigation/Media Center Manua\fs, Warranty Boo\b\fets, Tire Warranty
and 24-Hour Towing Assistance (new vehic\fes purchased in the U.S.) or
Roadside Assistance (new vehic\fes purchased in Canada) in\a e\fectronic
format. We hope you find it usefu\f. R\aep\facement DVD \bits may be
purchased by visiting www.techauthority.com. Jeep
® is a registered
trademar\b of Chrys\fer Group LLC. Copyright 2012 Chrys\fer Group LLC.
If you are the first registered retail owner of your
\fehicle, you may o\btain a complimentary printed
copy of the Owner’s Manual, Na\figation/Media
Center Manuals or Warranty Booklet \by calling
1-877-426-5337 (U.S.) or 1-800-387-1143 (Canada)
or \by contacting your dealer.
The driver’s primary responsibi\fity
is the safe operation of the
vehic\fe. Driving whi\fe dis\atracted
can resu\ft in \foss of vehic\fe
contro\f, resu\fting in a co\f\fision and
persona\f injury. Chrys\fer Group
LLC strong\fy recommends that
the driver use extreme caution
when using any device or feature
that may ta\be their attention off
the road. Use of any e\fectrica\f
devices such as ce\f\f phones,
computers, portab\fe radios,
vehic\fe navigation or other
devices by the driver whi\fe the vehic\fe is moving is dangerous
and cou\fd \fead to a serious
co\f\fision. Texting whi\fe driving\a is
a\fso dangerous and shou\fd never
be done whi\fe the v\aehic\fe is
moving. If you find yourse\ff
unab\fe to devote your fu\f\f
attention to vehic\fe operation,
pu\f\f off the road to a safe \focation
and stop your vehic\fe. Some
States or Provinces prohibit the
use of ce\f\fu\far te\fephones or
texting whi\fe driving\a. It is a\fways
the driver’s responsibi\fity to
comp\fy with a\f\f \foca\f \faws.
Driving after drin\bing can \fead\a to a co\f\fision. Your perceptions are
\fess sharp, your reflexes are s\fower, and your judgment is im\apaired
when you have been drin\bing. Ne\aver drin\b and then d\arive.
Dr\fv\fng and Alcohol:
Drun\ben driving is one \aof the most frequent causes of co\f\fisions. Your
driving abi\fity can \abe serious\fy impaired with b\food a\fcoho\f \feve\fs far be\fow
the \fega\f minimum. I\af you are drin\bing, don’t d\arive. Ride with a desig\anated
non-drin\bing driver, ca\f\f a cab, a friend, or use \apub\fic transportation.
This guide has been \aprepared to he\fp you get quic\b\fy
acquainted with your new Jeep and to provide a convenient
reference source for common questions. However, it is not a
substitute for your Owner’s Manua\f.
For comp\fete operationa\f instructions, maintenance procedures
and important safety messages, p\fease consu\ft your Owner’s
Manua\f, Navigation/Media Center Manua\fs and other\a Warning
Labe\fs in your vehic\fe.
Not a\f\f features shown in this guide m\aay app\fy to your vehic\fe.
For additiona\f information on accessories to he\fp persona\fize
your vehic\fe, visit www.mopar.com or your \foca\f Jeep dea\fer.
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INTRODUCTION/WELCOMEWelcome From Chrysler Group LLC..2
CONTROLS AT A GLANCEDriver Cockpit..............4
GETTING STARTEDKeyFob ..................8
System (SRS) — Air Bags...... 10
Tilt Steering Column......... 16
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLEEngine Break-In
Turn Signal/Lights Lever........18
Wiper/Washer Lever......... 19
Continuously Variable Automatic
Manual Climate Controls.......22
ELECTRONICSYour Vehicle's Sound System....26
Media Center 130
(Sales Code RES)...........28
Media Center 130 With Satellite
Radio (Sales Code RES + RSC) . . . 30
Media Center 230
(Sales Code REQ)...........32
Media Center 430/430N
(Sales Code RBZ/RHB)........35
Sirius XM™Satellite Radio/
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . 48
Uconnect™ Voice Command.....53
Bluetooth® Streaming Audio.....55
Electronic Vehicle Information
Universal Garage Door Opener
Power Outlet.............. 61
OFF-ROAD CAPABILITIESFour-Wheel Drive Operation.....62
UTILITYTrailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)........64
Recreational Towing (Behind
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES24-Hour Towing Assistance.....66
Instrument Cluster Warning
If Your Engine Overheats.......70
Jacking And Tire Changing......71
Shift Lever Override..........79
Towing A Disabled Vehicle......80
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle........81
Event Data Recorder (EDR).....82
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLEOpening The Hood..........83
Fluids And Capacities.........86
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care.....94
CONSUMER ASSISTANCEChrysler Group LLC Customer
Chrysler Canada Inc. Custome
Assistance For The Hearing
Reporting Safety Defects In
The 50 United States
And Washington, D.C..........96
MOPAR ACCESSORIESAuthentic Accessories
FAQ(HowTo?)Frequently Asked Questions.....101
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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WELCOME FROM CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
Congratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group LLC vehicle. Be
assured that it represents precision workmanship, distinctive styling, and
high quality - all essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.
Your new Chrysler Group LLC vehicle has characteristics to enhance the
driver's control under some driving conditions. These are to assist the driver
and are never a substitute for attentive driving. They can never take the
driver's place. Always drive carefully.
Your new vehicle has many features for the comfort and convenience of you
and your passengers. Some of these should not be used when driving
because they take your eyes from the road or your attention from driving.
Never text while driving or take your eyes more than momentarily off the
This guide illustrates and describes the operation of features and equipment
that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This guide may also
include a description of features and equipment that are no longer available
or were not ordered on this vehicle. Please disregard any features and
equipment described in this guide that are not available on this vehicle.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes in design and
specifications and/or make additions to or improvements to its products
without imposing any obligation upon itself to install them on products
This User Guide has been prepared to help you quickly become acquainted
with the important features of your vehicle. It contains most things you will
need to operate and maintain the vehicle, including emergency information.
The DVD includes a computer application containing detailed owner's
information which can be viewed on a personal computer or MAC computer.
The multimedia DVD also includes videos which can be played on any
standard DVD player (including the Media Center Touch-Screen Radios).
Additional DVD operational information is located on the back of the DVD
For complete owner information, refer to your Owner's Manual on the DVD
in the owner’s kit provided at the time of new vehicle purchase.For your
convenience, the information contained on the DVD may also be printed and
saved for future reference.
Chrysler Group LLC is committed to protecting our environment and natural
resources. By converting from paper to electronic delivery for the majority of
the user information for your vehicle, together we greatly reduce the
demand for tree-based products and lessen the stress on our environment.
Vehicles Sold In Canada
With respect to any vehicles sold in Canada, the name Chrysler Group LLC
shall be deemed to be deleted and the name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in
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• Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of vehicle control and
increase the risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure thatobjects cannot fall into the driver foot well
while the vehicle is moving. Objects can become trapped under the
brake pedal and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle control.
• Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or mounting can
cause interference with the brake pedal and accelerator pedal
operation causing loss of control of the vehicle.
• Never use the ‘PARK’ position as a substitute for the parking brake.
Alwaysapply the parking brake fully when parked to guard against
vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Refer to your Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details.
USE OF AFTERMARKET PRODUCTS (ELECTRONICS)
The use of aftermarket devices including cell phones, MP3 players, GPS
systems, or chargers may affect the performance of on-board wireless
features including Keyless Enter-N-Go™ and Remote Start range. If you are
experiencing difficulties with any of your wireless features, try disconnecting
your aftermarket devices to see if the situation improves. If your symptoms
persist, please see an authorized dealer.
CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP, RAM TRUCK, ATF+4, MOPAR and Uconnect are
registered trademarks of Chrysler Group LLC.
COPYRIGHT ©2012 CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
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CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
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A. Turn Signal/Lights Lever pg. 18
B. Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) Controls pg. 55
C. Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) Display pg. 55
D. Instrument Cluster pg. 6
E. Wiper/Washer Lever pg. 19
F. Audio System (non-touch-screen-
radio shown) pg. 26G. Climate Controls pg. 22
H. Power Outlet/Cigar Lighter pg. 61
I. Transmission Gear Selector
J. SWITCH PANEL
− Heated Seat Switches pg. 15
− Electronic Stability Control
− Hazard SwitchK. Speed Control pg. 20
L. Tilt Steering Column Lever pg. 16
M. Power Mirrors
N. Power Door Locks
O. Power Windows
CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
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- Low Fuel Warning Light
- Charging System Light**
- Oil Pressure Warning Light**
- Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light**
- Air Bag Warning Light**
- Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Light
- Engine Temperature Warning Light
- Transmission Temperature Warning Light
- Seat Belt Reminder Light
BRAKE- Brake Warning Light**
- Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)**
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/Malfunction
4WD!- 4WD System Fault Indicator Light**
(See page 66 for more information.)
CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
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- Turn Signal Indicators
- High Beam Indicator
- Front Fog Light Indicator
- Vehicle Security Indicator*
4WD- 4WD Indicator
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Off Indicator
CRUISE- Speed Control Indicator
- Hill Descent Control Indicator
OFF ROAD - OFF ROAD Indicator
door - Door Ajar LoW tirE - Low Tire Pressure
gATE - GateAjar CHANgE OIL* - Change Engine Oil
gASCAP - Fuel Cap Fault
* If equipped
** Bulb Check with Key On
CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
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Locking And Unlocking The
• Press the LOCK button once to
lock all the doors and the liftgate.
Press the UNLOCK button once to
unlock the driver’s door only and
twice within five seconds to
unlock all the doors and liftgate.
• All doors can be programmed to unlock on the first press of the
UNLOCK button. Refer to Programmable Features in this guide.
• Press the PANIC button once to turn the panic alarm on.
• Wait approximately three seconds and press the button a second time to
turn the panic alarm off.
Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of
reasons. A child or others could be severely injured or killed. Children
should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal, or the
shift lever. Do not leave the key in the ignition. A child could operate
power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
NOTE:The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic transaxle to be
equipped with Remote Start.
• Press the REMOTE START button
x2on the Key Fob twice within five
seconds. Pressing the REMOTE START button a third time shuts the
• To drive the vehicle, press the UNLOCK button, insert the key in the
ignition and turn to the ON/RUN position.
• With remote start, the engine will only run for 15 minutes (timeout)
unless the ignition key is placed in the ON/RUN position.
• The vehicle must be started with the key after two consecutive timeouts.