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2008 Jeep Patriot Manual

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  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    2008 OWNER' S MANUAL Patriot
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    ..., call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation. This manual illustrates and describes the operation of features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual may also include a description of features and ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ...THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ...73 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ...167 STARTING AND OPERATING ...235 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES ...331 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ...345 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES ...399 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE ...407 INDEX ...417 1 2...
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  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    INTRODUCTION CONTENTS Introduction ...4 Rollover Warning ...4 How To Use This Manual ...5 Warnings And Cautions ...7 Vehicle Identification Number ...7 Vehicle Modifications/Alterations ...8 1
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION This Owner's Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint ... the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle. NOTE: After you read the manual, it should ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ... seat belt. Always buckle up. HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL Consult the Table of Contents to determine which ...you desire. The detailed index at the back of this Owner's Manual contains a complete listing of all subjects.... Warning Label 1 Failure to use driver and passenger seat belts provided is a major ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    6 INTRODUCTION
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    INTRODUCTION 7 WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS This Owner's Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in an accident or bodily injury. ... do not read this entire manual, you may miss important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions. VEHICLE ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    8 INTRODUCTION VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS WARNING! Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... ...18 ▫ To Disarm The Security Alarm System ...19 ▫ Security Alarm System Manual Override ...19 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)- If Equipped ...19 ▫ To ... Liftgate ...20 ▫ To Lock The Doors And Liftgate ...21 ▫ Using The Panic Alarm ...21 ▫ To Turn Off "Flash Lights With Lock" ...22 2
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... STARTING YOUR VEHICLE ▫ Programming Additional Transmitters ...22 ▫ General Information ...24 ▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement ...24 Door Locks ...26 ▫ Manual Door Locks ...26 ▫ Power Door Locks ...27 ▫ Child-Protection Door Lock ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 11 Engine Break-In Recommendations ...69 Safety Tips ...69 ▫ Exhaust Gas ...69 ▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle ...70 ▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle ...71 2
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... duplicate keys. Ask your authorized dealer for these numbers and keep them in a safe place. Ignition Key Removal Manual Transmission 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC position. 2. Push the key and cylinder inward and rotate the key to the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 13 3. Push the key and cylinder inward and rotate the key to the LOCK position 4. remove the key from the lock cylinder. 2 Ignition Key Positions Automatic Transmission - If Equipped 1. Place the shift lever in PARK. 2. Turn the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... the key cannot be removed until you obtain service. CAUTION! An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always remove the key from the ignition and lock all the doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.... Key You can insert the key with either side up. To lock the door, turn the key ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... on after the bulb check, it indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. In addition, if the light begins to flash after the bulb check, it... engine being shut off after two seconds. If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ...same key chain will not cause a key-related (transponder) fault unless the additional part ...secure location. This number is required for authorized dealer replacement of keys. Duplication of keys may be performed...: When having the Sentry Key Immobilizer System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    .... After 10 seconds, a chime will sound. In addition, the Vehicle Security Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the second ... that programming is complete, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on again for three seconds and then turn off. The ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ... the Security Alarm System will sound the horn for 30 seconds and flash the lights for 60 seconds. If the triggering device is not ... the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and close all doors. 3. The Security Alarm indicator light in the instrument cluster will flash rapidly for 16 seconds. This ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...; an invalid key will allow the engine to run for two seconds and stop. Security Alarm System Manual Override The Security Alarm System will not arm if you lock the doors using the manual door lock plunger. REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)- IF EQUIPPED This system ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... twice to unlock all the doors and liftgate. When the UNLOCK button is pressed, the illuminated entry will initiate, and the parking lights will flash on twice. The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ...RKE transmitter to lock all doors. The turn signal lights will flash and the horn will chirp once to acknowledge the lock signal.... and park lights will flash, the horn will pulse on and off and the interior lights will turn on. The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless you turn it off by ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ... BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To Turn Off "Flash Lights With Lock" NOTE: The "Flash ... button to deactivate the Security Alarm. The "Flash Lights With Lock" feature can be reactivated by repeating ... other programmed RKE transmitters will be erased and you will have to reprogram them for your...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ...not equipped with Sentry Key : 1. Enter your vehicle and close all doors. 2. Fasten your seat ...ON position. Do not start the engine. 5. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. 6..... Within four seconds of hearing the chime, press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. 11...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... General Information This device complies with Part 15 of FCC rules and with RS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the... tower, airport transmitter, military base, and some mobile or CB radios. Transmitter Battery Replacement NOTE: Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply. See ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage the elastomer seal during removal. 2. Remove and replace the batteries. Avoid touching the new batteries with your fingers. Skin oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    26 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE DOOR LOCKS Manual Door Locks Use the manual door lock plunger to lock the doors from inside the vehicle. If the plunger is down when the door ... of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries and death. Manual Door Lock Plunger
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ...unlocked vehicle is an invitation to thieves. Always remove the key from the ignition and lock all of the doors when leaving the vehicle unattended. Power Door Locks... with power door locks if all of the following conditions are met: 1. The Auto Lock feature is enabled. 2. The transmission is in gear.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    ... 3. All doors are closed. 4. The throttle is pressed. 5. The vehicle speed is above 15 mph (24 km/h). 6. The ... by performing the following procedure: 1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition. 2. Cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and back to LOCK four times, ending up in the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... on vehicles with power door locks if: 1. The Auto Unlock feature is enabled. 2. The transmission was in gear and the vehicle speed returned to 0 mph (0 km/h). 3. The transmission is.... 2. Cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and back to LOCK four times, ending up in the LOCK ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... and Auto Unlock features in accordance with local laws. Child-Protection Door Lock System (Rear Doors) - If Equipped Insert the tip of the ignition key into the lock and rotate to the LOCK or UNLOCK position. Child-Protection Door Lock Location
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    ... VEHICLE 31 WARNING! Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision. Remember that the rear doors can only be opened from the outside when the child protection ... the lock plunger up (unlocked position), roll down the window and open the door with the outside door handle. 2 Inserting Ignition ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... Power Window Switches is a single open and close switch on each passenger door panel ... control. The windows will operate only when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, ACC position, and for up ... Down movement, operate the switch in either the up or down direction and release the switch....
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... is used to start the vehicle is also used to lock or unlock the doors and open the liftgate. To unlock the liftgate, insert the key into the lock and turn to the right (manual lock models only). The liftgate can also be unlocked using the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... without using the key. To open the liftgate, squeeze the liftgate release and pull the liftgate open with one fluid motion. NOTE: In ..., insert the key into the liftgate lock cylinder and turn to the right (manual lock models only). Using the liftgate handle, pull the liftgate open with one fluid ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    ... switch is set at high speed. DO NOT use the recirculation mode. Gas props support the liftgate in the open... systems. These include the front and rear seat belts for the driver and all passengers, front airbags for both the driver and front passenger and if equipped, side airbags for both the driver ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer much greater injuries... vehicle or other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the vehicle. Always be sure you and ... vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the inside ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... much worse. You might suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too. • Two people should never be belted into ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    38 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and adjust the seat. 2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of the front seat, next to your arm. Grasp ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... very dangerous. Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause internal injuries. Ribs ... head in a collision if you do not wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt are meant to be used together.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... a collision. The belt forces won't be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as possible and keep it snug. • A twisted belt can't do ... in your vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer and have it fixed. 5. Position the shoulder belt on ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble...modify the system. Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they have ...neck. Push the anchorage button to release the anchorage, and move it up or down to the position that fits ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... belt can then be stored out of the way in the right side trim panel for added convenience. 1. Remove the mini-latch and regular latch from its stowed position in the right rear side trim panel. Mini-Latch Stowage 2. Grasp the mini-latch plate and ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... VEHICLE 43 3. Route the shoulder belt to the inside of the right head restraint. 2 Routing The Rear Center Shoulder Belt Routing The Rear Center Shoulder Belt 4. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the minilatch plate into the mini-buckle until you...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...thighs, below your abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up Rear Center Seat Belt Buckled 8. 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....
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... work for all size occupants, including those in child restraints. 2 Detaching Mini-Latch and Buckle 10. To disengage the mini-latch from the mini-buckle for storage, ... not a substitute for proper seat belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be worn snugly and positioned properly.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ..., the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert ) will continue to chime and flash the Seat Belt Warning Light for 96 seconds or until the driver's seat belt is buckled. The ... belt. 2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position and wait for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...belt buckled. NOTE: Watch for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn on while unbuckling and off while re-buckling the seat belt.... System (BeltAlert ) has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning Light will continue to illuminate while the driver or front passenger seat belt remains unbuckled. Seat Belt...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ... women should wear the lap part of the belt across the thighs and as snug across the hips as ...the force if there is a collision. Driver and Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) -... has front airbags for both the driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint system...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... of inflation that are based on collision severity. This vehicle may also be equipped with side curtain airbags to protect the driver and passengers sitting next to a window. If the vehicle is equipped with side curtain airbags, they are located above the...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... around the front airbag covers or attempt to manually open them. You may damage the airbags and you could be injured ... panel knee impact bolsters to provide improved protection for the driver and front passenger. Side curtain airbags also work with seat belts to improve occupant protection. The seat...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...Children 12 years old and younger should ride buckled up in the rear seat. 2. Infants in ...as practical to allow the airbags time to inflate. 9. If your vehicle has side curtain airbags do ...the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided in the If You Need Customer Assistance section in this manual. 2...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... of the following: • Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) • Side Remote Acceleration Sensors (if equipped) • Airbag Warning Light • Driver Airbag • Front Passenger Airbag • Supplemental Side Curtain Airbags above side windows (if equipped) • ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ..., the airbags are not on and will not inflate. • The ORC also turns on the Airbag Warning Light in the instrument panel for ..., the Airbag Warning Light will turn off. If the ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it turns on the Airbag Warning Light either momentarily or continuously...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ...Units are located in the center of the steering wheel and the passenger side of the instrument panel. When the ORC detects ... wheel hub trim cover, and the upper passenger side of the instrument panel separate ... front passenger. The driver's front airbag gas is vented through vent holes in the sides ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ... collision, to help restrain the driver and front passenger, and then to immediately deflate.... cause abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and front passenger as the airbags deploy... are a normal by-product of the process that generates the nontoxic gas used for airbag inflation. These airborne...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ...Deployed airbags can't protect you in another collision. Have the airbags replaced by an authorized dealer as soon as possible. Enhanced Accident Response System ...: • Cuts off fuel to the engine. • Flashes hazard lights. • Turns on the interior lights, which remain on as long as the battery ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... steering wheel hub trim cover or the upper passenger side of the instrument panel. Do not ... occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system promptly: • The Airbag Warning Light does not ... after the six to eight second interval. • The light flickers or comes on and remains on while driving. ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ... to a quarter second of high-speed deceleration data during and/or after airbag deployment ... deploys, and are otherwise unavailable. NOTE: 1. A near-deployment event occurs when the airbag sensor... by customers, insurance carriers, government officials, and professional crash researchers, such as those...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ...Data parameters that may be recorded: • Diagnostic trouble code(s) and warning light status for electronically-controlled safety systems, including the airbag system ...Airbag disable light status (if equipped) • Time of airbag deployment (in terms of ignition cycles and vehicle ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    ... your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all times - babies and children, too. Every state in .... Children 12 years and younger should ride properly buckled up in a rear seat, if...to crash statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seats, rather than in the front seat. WARNING...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... belt. Always check the child seat owner's manual to ensure you have the correct seat for ... child seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearward-facing direction than infant carriers do...-facing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and convertible child seats used in the forward-facing ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ... use a belt positioning booster seat. The child and booster seat are held in the vehicle by the lap/ ...Some booster seats are equipped with a front shield and are held in the vehicle by the lap portion.) NOTE:...facing child restraint should only be used in a rear seat. A rearward-facing child restraint ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... appropriate for your child's weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for weight and height limits. • Carefully follow the instructions that come with the restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may not work when you need...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ...occupants or seatbacks and cause serious personal injury. Automatic-Locking Retractor (ALR) To operate ... about the child restraint. Follow the instructions of the child restraint manufacture. NOTE: To reset this feature you... the vehicle seat belt. All three rear seating positions have lower anchorages...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ...anchorage. If you are installing LATCH-compatible child restraints in adjacent rear seating positions, you can use the LATCH anchors or ... child restraints using the vehicle's seat belts. Please refer to Installing the Child Restraint System for typical installation instructions. 2 Rear Seat LATCH
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... restraints having tether straps and hooks for connection to the top tether anchorage have been available for some time. In fact, many..., but not all, restraint systems will be equipped with separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or connector and a means for adjusting the tension in the...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... the center of the head restraint and attached to the tether anchor on the rear of the seatback. Then tighten ... the child restraint rearward and downward into the seat. Rear Seat Tether Anchors ... described here. Again, carefully follow the instructions that come with the child restraint system. NOTE:...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    ... who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend over the ... harm your pet. An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in a collision. Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... are desirable. While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration, within the limits of local traffic laws, contributes to a good break-in. Wide-open... considered as a normal part of the break-in and not interpreted as an indication of difficulty. SAFETY TIPS Exhaust Gas 2 WARNING! Exhaust gases can ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... retractor, torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt or retractor condition, replace the belt. Airbag Light The light should come on and remain on for six to eight seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...Check wheel nuts for tightness and tires (including spare) for proper pressure. Lights Have someone observe the operation of exterior lights while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument panel. Fluid Leaks Check the area...
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  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS Mirrors ...78 ▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror - If Equipped ...78 ...Driver's Side ...79 ▫ Outside Mirror - Passenger's Side ...79 ▫ Folding Outside Mirrors - If Equipped ...80 ▫ Power Remote Control Mirrors - If Equipped ...80 ▫ Vanity Mirrors -...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ... Seats ...109 ▫ Front Seat Adjustment ...109 ▫ Manual Seat Height Adjustment - If Equipped ...110... If Equipped ...117 To Open And Close The Hood ...118 Lights ...120 ▫ Map/Reading Lights... Control Lever ...121 ▫ Headlights, Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights ...121 ▫ Daytime Running ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... YOUR VEHICLE 75 Windshield Wipers And Washers ...127 ▫ Windshield Wiper Operation ...127 ▫ Intermittent Wiper System ... To Deactivate ...132 ▫ To Resume Speed ...132 ▫ To Vary The Speed Setting ...132 ▫ Manual Transaxle ...132 ▫ To Accelerate For Passing ...133 Anti-Lock Brake System (...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... Single HomeLink Button ...148 ▫ Security ...148 ▫ Troubleshooting Tips ...148 ▫ General Information ...149 ... Maintenance ...152 ▫ Ignition Off Operation ...152 Electrical Power Outlets - If Equipped ...155 Cargo Area Features ...156 ▫ Cargo Light/Removable Self Recharging Flashlight - If ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 77 Rear Window Features ...162 ▫ Rear Window Wiper/Washer ...162 ▫ Rear Window Defroster ...163 Roof Luggage Rack - If Equipped ...164 3
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ...Night Mirror - If Equipped Adjust the mirror to center on the view through the rear window. A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and vertical mirror adjustment.... mirror to the night position (toward the rear of vehicle). The mirror should be adjusted while set in the day position ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ... other objects seen in the passenger side convex mirror will look smaller and farther away than... really are. Relying too much on your passenger side mirror could cause you to collide ...mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle seen in this convex mirror. 3 Passenger Side Mirror Directions
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... located on the driver's door trim panel. Folding the Outside Mirrors The exterior mirrors are hinged and may be moved, manually, either forward or rearward to resist damage. The hinges have three detent positions; full forward, full rearward, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... away than they really are. Relying too much on your right side mirror could cause you to collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle seen in the right side mirror. 3 Passenger Side Mirror Directions To adjust a mirror, turn ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ...mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing the mirror cover upward. Sun Visor ...may be pulled out to provide extended coverage of the side glass. HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect ...your "Navigation User's Manual" for UConnect system operating instructions for these radios. UConnect is a voice-...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... for supported phones. NOTE: For UConnect following websites: customer support, visit the • www.chrysler.com/uconnect • www.dodge.com/uconnect • www.jeep.com/uconnect • or call 1-877-855-8400 UConnect allows you to transfer calls ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ...contains the microphone for the system (depending on the type of mirror and radio equipped), and either the radio or the mirror has the two control buttons (PHONE Button and VOICE RECOGNITION button.... You will be prompted for a specific command and then guided through the available options. • Prior...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... YOUR VEHICLE 85 • For certain operations, compound commands can be used. For example, instead of saying Setup and then Phone Pairing, the following compound command can be...You can also break the commands into parts and say each part of the command when you are asked for it....
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    ... to reference your cellular phone Owner's Manual. The UConnect website may also provide ... pairing instructions: • Press the PHONE button to begin. • After the Ready prompt and the following ... phones are in the vehicle at the same time. For example, if priority 3 and priority 5 phones are present...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ... phone number that you enter must be of valid length and combination. Based on the country in which the vehicle was purchased, the UConnect system limits the user from dialing an invalid combination of numbers. For example, in the U.S., 234-567-...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ... Use of long names helps the voice recognition and it is recommended. For example, say Robert Smith or... . To use this feature, press the PHONE button and say "Phonebook Download." The system prompts,... see your phone Owner's Manual for specific instructions on how to send these entries from your ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... if they are already connected to any system via Bluetooth , and you may see a message on the phone display that the ... via Bluetooth . Please see your phone Owner's Manual for specific instructions on how to drop the Bluetooth connection. • If the phonebook entry is longer than 24 characters, it ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ...the PHONE button to begin. • After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Phonebook Delete. •... while the UConnect system is playing the desired entry and say Delete. • After you enter the ...the PHONE button to begin. • After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Phonebook Erase All...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... name, and say Call. NOTE: The user can also exercise Edit or Delete operations at... system if the feature(s) are available on your cellular service plan. For example, if your cellular service...through the UConnect system. Check with your cellular service provider for the features that you have. Answer ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ... compatible phones in the market today do not support rejecting an incoming call when another call is ... currently on a call, press the "Voice Recognition" button and say Dial or Call followed by the phone number... hold at one time. Conference Call When two calls are in progress (one active and one ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ...Voice Recognition" button while a call is in progress, and make a second phone call, as described ... button. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if there is a call on hold, it will become ... button to begin. • After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Redial. • The UConnect ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... prompts and voice commands will be in that language. NOTE: After every UConnect language change operation, ... mobile phone is reachable: • Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency number for your area. If the phone is not reachable and the UConnect system is operational, you may reach the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... prompt and the following beep, say Emergency and the UConnect system will instruct the paired cellular phone to call the emergency number. This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. NOTE: The emergency number dialed is based ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... use your UConnect system to access a voice mail system or an automated service, such as a paging ... or automated customer service line. Some services require immediate response selection. In some ... by Send, is also to be used for navigating through an automated customer service center menu structure, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... is normal. • Some paging and voice mail systems have system time out settings that are... button can be used when you wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice recognition command ... a premium display such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by your cell phone, the UConnect system ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ... a phone number with your cellular phone keypad and still use the UConnect system (while dialing ... phone keypad, the user must exercise caution and take precautionary safety measures). By dialing a ... off. Advanced Phone Connectivity Transfer Call to and from Cellular Phone The UConnect system allows ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    ...or disconnect the Bluetooth connection between a UConnect paired cellular phone and the UConnect system, follow the instructions described in your cellular phone User's Manual. List Paired Cellular Phone Names • Press the PHONE button to begin....
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ... Recognition" button at any time while the list is being played, and then choose the phone ... the UConnect mode): mode (e.g., from radio • Press and hold the "Voice Recognition" button for five ... begins, or, • Press the "Voice Recognition" button and say the Setup, Voice Training command...
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    ...via the above procedure and follow the prompts. Voice Recognition (VR) • For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to provide at least 1⁄2 in (1 cm) gap between the overhead console (if equipped) and the mirror. • Always wait for the beep before speaking. • ...
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    ...zero. • Even though international dialing for most number combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing number combinations may not be supported...road surface, • fully closed windows, • dry weather conditions, and • operation from the driver's seat. • Performance, such as audio clarity,...
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    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 103 • Echo at the far end can sometimes be reduced by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume. • In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be compromised with the convertible top down. Bluetooth Communication Link Cellular phones have been found ...
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    104 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
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    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 105 3
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    106 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
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    ... five six seven eight nine star (*) plus (+) pound (#) add location all Voice Commands Alternate(s) Voice Commands Primary Alternate(s) call cancel confirmation prompts continue delete dial download edit emergency English erase all Espanol Francais ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... pair a phone phone pairing phonebook previous record again redial Voice Commands Alternate(s) pairing phone book Voice Commands Primary Alternate(s) return to main menu return or main menu select phone select send set up phone settings or ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 109 General Information This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: • This device may not cause ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ... to lose control. The seat belt might not be properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust the seat only while the ... under the seat belt and be seriously or even fatally injured. Use the recliner only when the vehicle is parked. Manual Seat Height Adjustment - If Equipped The driver's seat ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 111 Manual Lumbar - If Equipped The Lumbar adjustment is located on the outboard side of the driver's seat. To increase or decrease support, rotate the handle up or down. 3 Lumbar Adjustment
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    112 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Driver's Seatback Recline To recline: 1. Lean forward before lifting the handle, then lean back to the desired position and release the handle. 2. Lift the handle to return the seatback to an upright position. Reclining Seat
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    ...Restraints Head restraints can reduce the risk of whiplash injury in the event of impact from the rear. Pull up or push down on the head restraints so that the ...up on the head restraint. To lower the head restraint, depress the button and push down on the head restraint. 3 Head Restraint Adjustment
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...LOWlevel heating after about 30 minutes of continuous operation. At that time, the number of illuminated LEDs changes..., especially if used for long periods of time. Do not place anything on the seat... to overheat. This feature heats the front driver's and passenger's seats. The heated seat switches...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 115 NOTE: If HIGH-level heating is selected, heat will be felt within two to three minutes. Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat 3 Front Passenger Seat Folded Flat Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat Control
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    116 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Folding Rear Seat To provide additional storage area, each rear seatback can be folded forward. Pull the strap forward to move the seat forward and flat. Rear Seat Folded Flat Folding Rear Seat
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    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 117 Reclining Rear Seat - If Equipped 3 Folding Rear Seat Reclining The Rear Seat
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    ...Then push the seatback to a reclined position, approximately 35 degrees maximum, and release the strap. TO OPEN AND ... area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. • Be sure that everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly. Primary Hood Release Lever
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    ...located under the front edge of the hood, near the center and raise the hood. To prevent possible damage, ... hood until it is open approximately 8 in (20 cm) and then drop it. This should secure both latches.... hood prop rod, clipped to the right side (left side facing hood) of the engine compartment, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    .../Reading Lights These lights are mounted between the sun visors above the rear view mirror. Each light is turned ON by pressing the button. Press the button a second time to turn the light OFF. The lights also come on when a door is opened or the dimmer control ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... the operation of the headlights, parking lights, turn signals, headlight beam selection, instrument panel light dimming, interior lights, the passing lights, and the fog lights. The Multifunction Control Lever is located on the left side of the steering column....
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... YOUR VEHICLE To change the brightness of the instrument panel lights, rotate the center portion of the Multifunction Control Lever up or down. Daytime Running Lights (DRL) - If Equipped The high beam ... signal is off, and the shift lever is in any position except park. Lights-On Reminder ...
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    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 123 Fog Lights - If Equipped NOTE: The fog lights will only operate with the headlights on low beam. Selecting high beam... fog lights, turn on the parking lights or the low beam headlights and pull out the end of the Multifunction Control ...
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    ...YOUR VEHICLE show proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights. You can signal a lane change by ... moving beyond the detent. If either light remains on and does not flash, or there is... very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light bulb. If an indicator fails to...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...wait 30 seconds for the next flash-to-pass operation. Off-Road Lights - If Equipped CAUTION! The...may also require auxiliary Off-Road lights to be covered when operating your vehicle on public streets, ...these auxiliary Off-Road lights, contact your State Authorities for proper operation and use of ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: The auxiliary Off-Road lights can only be activated when the high beam headlights... top of the switch to turn on the auxiliary Off-Road lights when off-road conditions require additional lighting. Press the bottom of the switch to turn off the auxiliary Off-Road lights. Off-Road ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... OF YOUR VEHICLE 127 WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS The wipers and washers are operated by a switch on the control lever. The lever is located on the right side of the steering column. Windshield Wiper Operation Turn the end of the handle to select the desired wiper...
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    ... of the lever. Rotate the knob upward (clockwise) to decrease the delay time and downward (counterclockwise) to increase the delay time. The delay can ... in the delay range, the wiper will operate in low speed for two wipe cycles after the lever is released, and then resume the intermittent interval ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ..., the wipers will continue to operate. CAUTION! In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch and allow the wipers to return to the park position before turning off the engine. If the wiper switch is left on and the wipers freeze to the windshield, damage to the wiper motor may ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    .... ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED When engaged, this device takes over accelerator operation at speeds greater than 25 mph (40 km/h). The speed control lever is located on the right side of the steering wheel. Tilting Steering Column Control
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press down on the lever and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will operate at the selected speed. NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed and on level ground before pressing the SET lever. 3 Speed...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... km/h) speed decrease. Each time the button is tapped, speed decreases. Manual Transaxle Depressing the clutch pedal will disengage the speed control. A slight increase in engine RPM before the speed control disengages is normal. Vehicles equipped with manual transaxles may need to ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... can't maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you could lose control. An accident could be the result. Don't use Speed Control in ...Using Speed Control On Hills NOTE: The speed control system maintains speed up and down hills. A slight ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... from excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents. • The... surfaces during braking. Refer to "Anti-Lock Brake System" in this Section of the manual for more information about ABS.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... emergency braking maneuvers. The system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application and then ... from excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents. • The ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... of the TCS system functions similar to a limited slip differential and controls the wheel spin ... remains active even if TCS and ESP are in either the "Partial Off" or "Full... to "Electronic Stability Program (ESP)" in this Section of this manual. Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) This system...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... lever in LOW or REVERSE. Refer to "Safe Off-Road Driving" under "Starting and Operating" in Section 5. When HDC is properly enabled, the Hill Decent Control light in the instrument cluster will be illuminated. 3
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... "Full Off" mode. This is done by pressing and holding the ESP OFF button for five ... Stability Program (ESP)" in this section of the manual. HDC operation can be overridden with brake application... indicator light begins to flash this indicates that the brakes are getting too hot and the vehicle...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... for the steering wheel position. ESP Indicator Light The "ESP Indicator Light" located in the instrument ... throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and driving to the prevailing road conditions.... surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... has three available operating modes for 4WD equipped vehicles and two available operating modes for 2WD equipped vehicles. Full On (... the normal "ESP On" mode of operation. NOTE: To improve the vehicle's traction when driving with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand or gravel, it ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 141 will illuminate and the "ESP Off" message will appear in the odometer.... On" mode of operation. NOTE: The "ESP OFF" message will display and an audible chime ... the PARK position from any other position, and then moved out of the PARK position....
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    ... YOUR VEHICLE ESP/BAS Warning Light and ESP Indicator Light The malfunction indicator for the ESP is ... system, or both. If this light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the vehicle has been ... openers, motorized gates, lighting, or home security systems. The HomeLink unit operates off your ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... different HomeLink channels. WARNING! Your motorized door or gate will open and close while you are training the Universal Transceiver. Do not train... Only use this transceiver with a garage door opener that has a "stop and reverse" feature as required by Federal safety standards. This includes ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    ... you wish to program while keeping the indicator light in view. 3. Simultaneously press and hold both the chosen HomeLink button and ...held transmitter button until the HomeLink indicator changes from a slow to a rapidly blinking light, then release both the HomeLink and hand-held transmitter buttons.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ...Press and hold the just-trained HomeLink and observe the indicator light. button If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is complete and the garage door (... blinks rapidly for two seconds, and then turns to a constant light, continue with programming for a Rolling Code...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... 6. Firmly press and release the "Learn" or "Training" button. The name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer. NOTE: There ..., press the button a third time (for two seconds) to complete the training. If you have any problems, or require assistance, please call toll-free 1-800-...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... HomeLink has successfully accepted the frequency signal. The indicator light will flash slowly and then rapidly when fully trained. If ... door opener, gate operator, Security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting, etc. The hand-held transmitter of the device may also be used at any time. 3
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ... to the ON/RUN position. 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink button until the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not release ... disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active. Troubleshooting Tips If you are having trouble programming HomeLink , here are some...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... VEHICLE 149 General Information This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following ... met. POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED The power sunroof switch is located in the reading light. 3 Power Sunroof Switch
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    ... opening. Injury may result. Opening the Sunroof Manual Mode To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward to .... During Express Open operation, any movement of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof. Closing the Sunroof Manual Mode To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ...The sunroof will close fully, and stop automatically. This is called Express Close. During Express Close operation, any movement ... sunroof will open to the vent position. This is called Express Vent, and will occur regardless of the sunroof position. During Express Vent operation, any movement of the...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Sunshade Operation The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens. NOTE: The ... the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... any objects into the receptacles. • Do not touch with wet hands. • Close the lid when not in use, and while driving the vehicle. • If this outlet is mishandled it may cause an electric shock and failure. 3 Power Outlet - 12 Volts
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    ... will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent engine starting. • Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers, vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.); will degrade the battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution. • After the use of high ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... the open position. Cell phones, music players, and other hand-held electronic devices should be ... of sight. 3 Floor Console NOTE: The flip pocket and console lid features are intended to be used in the... hand-held devices should be properly stowed, and the flip pocket and the console lid should be ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... If Equipped The dual-function light is mounted in the headliner above the cargo area to illuminate the cargo area, and part of it snaps out ...when needed. The flashlight features two bright LED light bulbs and is powered by rechargeable lithium batteries that recharge when ...
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    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 157 3 Removing Flashlight Three-Press Switch
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    ... cause injury. It could fly around in a sudden stop and strike someone in the vehicle. Do not store the ... Do not store in the vehicle. 1. Detach the cargo area cover and allow it to retract. Cargo Cover Extended 2. Grasp cargo area cover assembly and push against the spring tension to the left. 2. ...
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    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 159 3. Remove right side from cargo area. 4. Remove assembly from the vehicle. Removable Load ... with mild soap and water. For removal, lift the load floor with your finger at the space provided at the rear. 3 Cargo Cover Removal Removable Load Floor
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    .... Put heavier objects as low and as far forward as possible. • Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear axle. Too much weight or improperly placed weight ... for child seat tethers. • The weight and position of cargo and passengers can change the vehicle center of ...
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    ... VEHICLE 161 WARNING! To help protect against personal injury, passengers should not be seated in the rear cargo area. The rear cargo space is intended for load carrying purposes only, not for passengers, who should sit in seats and use seat belts. Fold Down Speakers - ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... YOUR VEHICLE REAR WINDOW FEATURES Rear Window Wiper/Washer A switch on the right side of the steering column controls operation of the rear wiper/washer function. Rotating... by opening the door, if this happens the rear wiper will stop at its current position and will not go to "...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ...fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the rear window washer (if equipped) is shared. It is located in the front of the engine compartment on the passenger side and should be checked for fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... not equipped, your authorized dealer can order and install Mopar cross rails built specifically for this roof rack system or a ... front of the vehicle) and 7 (detent closest to the rear of the vehicle) as indicated with a unique feature on the side rails. ROOF LUGGAGE RACK - IF EQUIPPED External ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... damage to the roof of your vehicle, DO NOT carry any loads on the roof rack without cross rails installed. The load should be secured and placed on top of the cross rails, not directly on the roof. If it is necessary to place the load on the roof, ...
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    ... ...172 Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) - If Equipped ...183 ▫ Engine Oil Change Indicator System ...184 ▫ EVIC Functions ...185 ▫ Compass/... Average Fuel Economy ...186 ▫ Distance To Empty (DTE) ...187 ▫ Elapsed Time ...187 ▫ Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) ...187 ▫ Personal ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... Optional Satellite Radio And Hands-Free Phone Capability ...195 ▫ Operating Instructions - Radio ...-Free Phone - If Equipped ...202 ▫ Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio - If Equipped ... Phone, And Video Entertainment System (VES™) Capabilities ...203 ▫ Operating Instructions - Radio ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... AM/FM/CD (6-Disc) Radio With Navigation System ...217 ▫ Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio - If Equipped ...217 ▫ REC Setting ... Operation ...225 ▫ CD Player ...225 CD/DVD Maintenance ...226 Radio Operation And Cellular Phones ...226 Climate Controls ...227 ▫ Climate Controls ......
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    170 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES 1 2 3 4 - Air Outlet - Demisters - Instrument Cluster - Radio 5 6 7 8 Glove Box Storage Bin Climate Controls Heated Seat Switches - If Equipped 9 - Hazard Warning Flasher 10 - ESP OFF Switch - If Equipped
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    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 171 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - PREMIUM 4
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    ...drivable and not need towing, however see your authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is flashing when the engine is running you may... your vehicle may require towing. Immediate service is required. The light will come on when the ignition switch is first turned ON...
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    ... YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 173 4. Oil Pressure Warning Light Shows low engine ...remain on when the ignition switch is turned from the OFF to the ON position, and the light will turn off after the engine ... symbol will light and a single chime will sound. 6. Speedometer Indicates vehicle speed. 7. Airbag ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... Light - If Equipped This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) described elsewhere in this manual. This light will come on when the ignition key is turned to the ON position and may stay on for as long as four seconds. If the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...System Warning Light This light monitors various brake functions, including brake fluid level and parking brake application. If the brake light turns on, it may indicate ...is necessary. 4 WARNING! Driving a vehicle with the brake light on is dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed....
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    ... the degree of brake application. 15. Transmission Temperature Warning Light During sustained high speed driving on hot days, the automatic transaxle oil may become too hot. If this happens, the transmission overheat indicator light will come on and the vehicle will slow slightly until the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ...the radiator and aids in removing heat from the engine cooling system. 18. Cruise Indicator Light - If Equipped This indicator shows that the Speed Control System is ...SET Indicator Light - If Equipped This indicator shows that the Speed Control System is SET. 20. Transmission Range...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...PANEL 22. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light Each tire, including the spare (if ... telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible,...may occur for a variety of reasons, including the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function properly. 23. 4WD Indicator Light This light indicates the vehicle is in 4WD Locked mode. ... your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... changed during repair or replacement, be sure to keep a record of the reading before and after the service so that ... system did not reset. If necessary repeat this procedure. 25. OFF ROAD Indicator Light - If Equipped The symbol illuminates (is armed) when the 4WD lock switch is activated and the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ...II that monitors emissions, engine, and automatic transmission control systems. The light will illuminate when the key ... engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light stays on through several of your ... should be serviced as soon as possible if this occurs. 27. Hill Descent Indicator Light...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... ESP or the BAS system. If this light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several ... Warning Light This light monitors the 4-Wheel Drive (4WD) system. The light will come on, for a bulb check, when the ignition key is turned to the ON position and may stay on for ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ...: • Turn Signal On (with a continuous warning chime) • Left Front Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime) • Left Rear Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime) The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display. It is ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • Right Front Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime) • Right Rear Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime) • RKE Battery Low (with a single chime)...Vehicle not in PARK (automatic transmissions) or vehicle is in motion (manual transmissions). • Left/Right Front ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 185 cluster. To reset the oil change indicator system (after performing the scheduled maintenance) refer to the following procedure. 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Do not start the engine. 2. Fully depress the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... (DTE) • Elapsed Time • Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) • Personal Settings To Reset The Display ... once will clear the function currently being displayed. Reset will only occur if a resettable function ... the EVIC button a second time within three seconds of resetting the currently displayed function...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... (Customer-Programmable Features) This allows the driver to set and recall features when the transmission is in PARK (automatic transmission) or the vehicle is stopped (manual transmissions). Press and release the EVIC button until "Personal Settings" ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...ON is selected, all the vehicle's doors will unlock when the driver's door is opened, if the vehicle is stopped (manual transmissions) or the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the PARK or NEUTRAL position (automatic transmissions). Press and ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ...may be selected with or without the flash lights on lock/unlock feature. Press and hold the EVIC ... selection. Flash Lights with Remote Key Lock When ON is selected, the front and rear turn... on during the daytime causes the instrument panel lights to dim. To increase the brightness, refer to “Lightsମ.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... On with Remote Key Unlock When this feature is selected the headlights will activate and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are unlocked using the...is selected, all voice commands from the UConnect system are confirmed. Press and hold the EVIC button when in this display until "ON" or ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... INSTRUMENT PANEL 191 Compass Variance Compass Variance is the difference between magnetic North and geographic North. In some areas of the country, the difference between magnetic and geographic North is great enough to cause the compass to give false readings. In order ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ...calibrating the compass make sure the proper zone is selected. To Manually Calibrate the Compass Start the engine and leave the transmission in the PARK position. Using a...press (less than one second), press and release the EVIC button several times until the EVIC displays the Personal...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... The radio will provide excellent reception under most operating conditions. Like any system, however, automotive radios have performance limitations, due to mobile operation and natural phenomena, which might lead you to believe your sound ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ...such things as lightning, power lines and neon signs. FM Reception Because FM transmission is based on frequency variations,...being displayed, timekeeping is accurately maintained. On the AM/FM/CD (6-disc) radio, the time button alternates the location of the time and frequency on the display. On the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... INSTRUMENT PANEL 195 Clock Setting Procedure 1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink. 2. Adjust.../CD (SINGLE-DISC) RADIO WITH OPTIONAL SATELLITE RADIO AND HANDS-FREE PHONE CAPABILITY NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right side of your radio faceplate. 4 REF Radio
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    196 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition ... side of the button to seek up and the left side to seek down. The radio will remain tuned to... MUTE will display. Press the MUTE button a second time and the sound from the speakers will return. Rotating ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... next. To stop the search, press SCAN a second time. PSCAN Button (Radio Mode) Pressing the... seconds. Clock Setting Procedure 1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink....search for the next frequency in the direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either AM, FM or Satellite (if ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... left to adjust the sound level from the right or left side speakers. Press the rotary TUNE control a fifth time and FADE will display. Turn the ... to the left or right to adjust the sound level between the front and rear speakers. Press the tune control again or wait five ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... to pushbutton memory, 12 AM, 12 FM, and 12 Satellite (if equipped) stations. Operating Instructions - CD Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ... begin to play. The display will show the track number and play time in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    .... MUTE will display. Press the MUTE button a second time and the sound from the speakers will return. Rotating the volume..., press the button a second time. EJECT Button (CD Mode) Press this button and the disc will ...of day. The time of day will display for five seconds. RW/FF (CD Mode) Press and hold ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... to move to the next randomly selected track. Press the RND button a second time to stop Random play. Operating Instructions - Auxiliary Mode The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which allows the user to plug in a portable device such ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... MODE button repeatedly to select between the CD player and Satellite Radio (if equipped). Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone - If Equipped Refer to the "Hands-Free Phone (UConnect )" section of this Owner's Manual. PSCAN Button (Auxiliary Mode) No function.
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    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 203 Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio - If Equipped Refer to the "Satellite Radio" section of this Owner's Manual. SALES CODE RAQ - AM/FM/CD... on the lower right side of your radio faceplate. 4 RAQ Radio Operating Instructions - Radio ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ...in either AM/FM or Satellite (if equipped) mode. Press the right side of the button to seek up and the left side to seek down. The radio will remain tuned to the...speakers. MUTE will be displayed. Press the MUTE button a second time and the sound from the speakers will return. Rotating the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ...(FM mode only). TIME Button Press the TIME button and the time of day will be displayed for... seconds. Clock Setting Procedure 1. Press and hold the time button until the hours blink.... search for the next frequency in the direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either AM, FM or Satellite (if ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... left to adjust the sound level from the right or left side speakers. Press the rotary TUNE control a fifth time and FADE will display. Turn the...to the left or right to adjust the sound level between the front and rear speakers. Press the rotary TUNE control again to exit ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... Test Foreign_Language Information Jazz News Program Type Nostalgia Oldies Personality Public Rhythm and Blues Religious Music Religious Talk Rock Soft Soft Rock Soft Rhythm and Blues Sports Talk Top 40 Weather 16 Digit-Character Display Nostalgia Oldies ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ...PTY (Program Type) mode, the PTY mode will be exited and the radio will tune to the preset station. SET/DIR ... this exception: Press the SET/DIR button twice and SET 2 will show in the display window. Each button can...you commit to pushbutton memory, 12AM, 12 FM, and 12 Satellite (if equipped) stations.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 209 Operating Instructions - (CD Mode for CD Audio Play) NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate ...will show the disc number, the track number, and index time in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ...Mode for CD Audio Play) Press the right side of the SEEK button for the next selection on the CD.... will be displayed. Press the MUTE button a second time and the sound from the speakers will return. Rotating .... The radio will display PLEASE WAIT and prompt when to INSERT DISC. After the radio displays...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...Radio display will show EJECTING DISC when the disc is being ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc. Press and ... vehicles a disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF. TIME Button (CD Mode for ... playing time display. RW/FF (CD Mode for CD Audio Play) Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ... MP3 file recording media and formats are limited. When writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions. Supported Media (Disc Types)... the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported. The radio uses the following limits for file systems: • Maximum number of directory ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ...may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will not ...MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the following table are supported. In addition, variable ... information for artist, song title and album title are supported for version 1 ID3 tags...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    ...Number of files and folders - Loading times will increase with more files and folders To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended to use CD-R media and... enable the Disc at Once option before writing to the disc. Operating Instructions - (CD Mode for MP3 Audio Play) SEEK ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    ...LOAD/EJECT - Eject Press the LOAD/ EJECT button and the pushbutton with the corresponding number where the CD was loaded and... once more to return to elapsed time priority mode. Press and hold the MSG or INFO button...(CD Mode for MP3 Play) Press the FF side of the button to move forward through the MP3 ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ...Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone (If Equipped) Refer to Hands Free Phone in Section 3 of this Owner's Manual. Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If ...Refer to the Satellite Radio section of this Owner's Manual. Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES™)...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    .../FM/CD (6-DISC) RADIO WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM menus and instructions for selecting a variety of destinations and routes, AM/FM stereo radio and six-disc CD changer with MP3 ... Refer to your "Navigation User's Manual" for detailed operating instructions. 4 Satellite Navigation Radio with CD ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...s clock very accurate once the appropriate time zone and daylight savings information is set. 1.... and press ENTER OR press and hold for three seconds the TIME button on the unit’s faceplate. The..., select “Displayed Clock: GPS Clock” and press ENTER. 3. To adjust the time zone, Select “Time...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...turn daylight savings on or off, select "Daylight Savings" and press ENTER. Select "On" or "Off" and... than the system clock, you can manually adjust the time by choosing the "User Defined Clock" ... clock by hours, make sure "HR +" is highlighted and press ENTER. Press ENTER again to...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ..., directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios. NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has limited coverage in Alaska. System Activation Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you may begin listening ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... position and the radio OFF, press the CD Eject and TIME buttons simultaneously for three seconds. The ... position and the radio OFF, press the CD Eject and TIME buttons simultaneously for three seconds. All.... ESN/SID Access with REC Navigation Radios Please refer to your Navigation User's Manual. 4...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL With the ignition in the ACC position and the radio off, press the CD Eject ... radios will also display the current station name and program type. For more information, such ... channel. Press the top of the button to search up and the bottom of the button to search down. Holding ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 223 Storing And Selecting Preset Channels In addition to the 12 ...Button - If Equipped Follow the PTY button instructions that apply to your radio. PTY Button ...reception on vehicles available with a luggage rack, do not place items on the roof around the rooftop ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED The remote sound system controls are located on the rear surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to ... a pushbutton in the center. Pressing the top of the switch will increase the volume and pressing the bottom of the switch will decrease the volume. The button ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    ... which mode you are in. The following describes the left-hand control operation in each mode. Radio Operation Press the top of the switch to SEEK up to the next listenable station. Press the bottom ... twice it plays the second track, three times, it will play the third, etc. The button in the center ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    226 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CD/DVD MAINTENANCE To keep the CD/DVD discs in good condition, take the following... that are small in size or have irregular shapes. RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES Under certain conditions, the cellular phone being ON in your vehicle can cause erratic or ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 227 CLIMATE CONTROLS Climate Controls The Climate Control System allows you to balance the temperature, amount, and direction of air circulating throughout the vehicle. The controls are located on the instrument panel, below the radio. The air conditioning ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... the defrost outlet. Mix Air is directed through the floor, defrost and side window demister outlets. This setting works best in cold ... with maximum fan and temperature settings for best windshield and side window defrosting. NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in both Mix and Defrost or a...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... INSTRUMENT PANEL 229 NOTE: For maximum airflow to the rear seat passengers, the center instrument panel outlets can be ... left center outlet is directed toward the right rear passenger and the right center outlet is directed toward the left rear passenger. Fan Control Use this control to regulate ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... block out any outside odors, smoke, or dust and to cool the interior rapidly upon initial start up ... recirculate mode may make the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur. Extended use ..., use a combination of the mode control, fan speed control, and temperature control to achieve your desired ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... schedule for the filter change interval. The air filter change interval coincides with engine oil and filter change intervals. As with oil changes, the interval is shorter for heavy duty service or dusty conditions. See your authorized dealer for service. 4
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    232 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Tips
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... or defrost position. Direct the panel outlets toward the side windows. Do not use recirculate without ... removed by using the defrost position. If the fogging problem persists, clean the inside window surfaces. The ... if you use only a low blower speed for the first few minutes of vehicle operation. 4...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    234 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Side Window Demisters A side window demister outlet is...These nonadjustable outlets direct air toward the side windows when the system is in either the FLOOR, MIX,... mode. The air is directed at the area of the windows through which you view the outside mirrors....
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    STARTING AND OPERATING CONTENTS Starting Procedures ...239 ▫ Manual Transmission ...239 ▫ Automatic Transmission ...239 ▫ Normal Starting ...240 ▫ Extremely Cold Weather (Below 20°F Or 29°C) ...240 ▫ If Engine Fails To Start ...241 ▫ After Starting ...241 Manual Transaxle ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... Low (L Off-Road) With The 4WD Lock Lever Engaged ...260 ▫ Simultaneous Brake And Throttle Operation . . 260 ▫ Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand ...260 ▫ Crossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High Points) ...262 ▫ Hill Climbing ...264 ▫ ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    STARTING AND OPERATING 237 Brake System ...278 ▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ... - General Information ...291 ▫ Tire Pressure ...291 Tire Chains ...300 Tire Rotation Recommendations ...300 Tire Pressure ... Carbon Monoxide Warnings ...314 Adding Fuel ...314 ▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) ...314 5
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    238 STARTING AND OPERATING ▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message ...316 Vehicle Loading ...317 ▫ Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)...▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) ...321 ▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight ...322 ▫ Towing Requirements ...323 ▫ Towing Tips ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... be seriously or fatally injured. Don't leave the key in the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle. Manual Transmission Before starting the engine fully apply the parking brake, press the clutch pedal to ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    240 STARTING AND OPERATING Normal Starting Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine does not ...done improperly, so follow the procedure carefully. See Section 6 of this manual for jump-starting instructions. Extremely Cold Weather (Below 20°F Or 29°C) To ensure reliable starting at these ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    STARTING AND OPERATING 241 If Engine Fails to Start If the engine fails to .... Push the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it there. Crank the engine for no more... ignition key in the ON position, release the accelerator pedal and repeat the "Normal Starting" procedure. CAUTION! ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    242 STARTING AND OPERATING MANUAL TRANSAXLE - IF EQUIPPED WARNING! You or others could be injured if you leave the vehicle unattended...you shift gears. As you release the clutch pedal, lightly depress the accelerator pedal. 5-Speed Shift Pattern Use each gear in numerical order...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... higher shift efforts. This is normal and not harmful to the transaxle. Recommended Shift Speeds To use your manual transaxle for optimal fuel economy, it should be upshifted as listed in the following table. Manual Transaxle Recommended Shift Speeds Units in mph (km/h) AccelEngine ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... you skip more than one gear while downshifting or downshift at too high a vehicle speed, you could damage the engine, transmission, or clutch. To maintain a safe speed and prolong brake life, shift down to 2nd or 1st gear when descending a steep grade. ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    STARTING AND OPERATING 245 CAUTION! Damage to the transaxle may occur if the following precautions ...the vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine is at idle speed. • Do not shift from... shift into gear when the engine is idling normally and when your right foot is firmly on the brake pedal...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    246 STARTING AND OPERATING Brake/Transmission Interlock System This system prevents you from moving the shift lever out of PARK ...Battery power is required to release the brake/transmission interlock system. There is a removable plug in the right side of the shift lever housing that...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    STARTING AND OPERATING 247 PARK Supplements the parking brake by locking the transmission. The engine .... Always apply the parking brake first, and then place the shift lever in the PARK... from the ignition, and apply the parking brake. Once the key is removed from the ignition, the transmission shift...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    248 STARTING AND OPERATING The following indicators should be used to ensure that you have engaged the transmission shift lever into the ... ratio for optimum drivability, fuel economy, and performance. LOW This range should be used for maximum engine braking when descending steep ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    STARTING AND OPERATING 249 AUTOSTICK - IF EQUIPPED Autostick is a driver-interactive transmission that offers six manual ratio changes to provide you with more control. Autostick allows you to maximize engine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ...Moving the shift lever to the (+) side will activate Autostick and shift up to the next higher manual ratio, unless you are already operating in or ... ratio. After Autostick is activated, the manual ratio selected is displayed in the transmission ratio display and tipping the shift ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... to the rear wheels. The amber 4WD Indicator Light will come on in the cluster. This can be done on the fly, at any vehicle speed. To deactivate, simply pull on the switch one more time. The 4WD Indicator Light will then go out. NOTE: Refer to Electronic Stability ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    252 STARTING AND OPERATING FREEDOM DRIVE II - SAFE OFF-ROAD DRIVING Off-Road ...the designated off-road vehicle (ORV) trails or recreation areas. You should always tread lightly and only use established roads, trails ... with 19:1 crawl ratio • Tow Hooks: two front and one rear • Front engine and ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    .... Pulling up on the 4WD lock lever activates the 4WD system and lights the amber 4WD cluster light. This commands a higher torque to the rear wheels, for improved traction capability on ... active, lights the amber off-road and 4WD cluster lights. This off-road mode gives the combined ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    254 STARTING AND OPERATING Freedom Drive II - Off-Road Features The following are ... warrant, the vehicle braking system transfers torque from side to side. It does not control throttle input ... drive lock mode commands a higher torque to the rear wheels, for improved traction capability off-road. ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    STARTING AND OPERATING 255 • Unique Engine Calibration - When the system has the 4WD lock lever engaged and is in the Low Off-Road mode or reverse, the engine.... Your vehicle is equipped with an active spark knock system and can adjust the engine calibration for a varying range of...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    256 STARTING AND OPERATING Angles A B C D
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    STARTING AND OPERATING 257 Water Fording Characteristics Water fording characteristic is the vehicle's ability to cross a body of still water, where the powertrain and drivetrain are safe from water ingestion. The Freedom Drive II ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    258 STARTING AND OPERATING Water Fording Characteristics
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    ... Avoid sudden accelerations, turns or braking. In most cases there are no road signs, posted speed limits or signal lights. Therefore you will need to use your own good judgment on what is safe and what isn't. When on a trail you should always be...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...When climbing rocks, logs, or other stepped objects, using light brake pressure with light throttle will keep the vehicle from jerking or lurching... for additional control and traction at slower speeds, activate the 4WD LOCK and shift the transmission to low (L Off-Road) if necessary. Don't shift to...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    STARTING AND OPERATING 261 CAUTION! On icy or slippery roads, do not downshift at high engine RPM's or vehicle speeds because engine braking may cause skidding and loss of control....with full tire pressure. When crossing soft sandy spots in a trail maintain your vehicle's momentum and do not ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...of tire unseating, while at a reduced tire pressure, reduce your speed and avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers. Crossing ...stop and then inch the vehicle forward until it makes contact with the object. Apply the throttle lightly while holding a light brake pressure and ease the vehicle up and over ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    STARTING AND OPERATING 263 Crossing Large Rocks When approaching large rocks, choose a path ... the obstacle. The tread of the tire is tougher and thicker than the side wall and is designed to take the abuse. .... You need to use caution when crossing large obstacles with steep sides. Do not attempt to ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... damage. Hill Climbing Hill climbing requires good judgment and a good understanding of your abilities and your vehicle's limitations. Hills can cause serious problems. Some are just too steep to climb and should not be attempted. You...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    STARTING AND OPERATING 265 feel confident with the vehicle and your abilities. You should always .... Look to see what the traction is on the hill side trail. Is the trail straight up and down? What is on top and the other side? Are there ruts, rocks, branches or other obstacles on the path? Can you ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    266 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Never attempt to climb a hill at an angle or turn around on ... too fast could cause you to lose control and be seriously injured. • Driving Across An Incline - If .... Make sure the surface has good traction with firm and stable soils. If possible transverse the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    STARTING AND OPERATING 267 WARNING! Driving across an incline increases the risk of a rollover, which ... hill, allow your vehicle to come to a stop and immediately apply the brake. Restart the engine and .... Back slowly down the hill allowing engine and hill descent braking to control the descent and ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... areas which are designated and approved. You should tread lightly and avoid damage to the environment. You should know your vehicles abilities ... and proceed very slowly with a constant slow speed {3-5 mph (5-8 km/h) maximum} and light throttle. Keep the vehicle moving; do not try to accelerate ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    STARTING AND OPERATING 269 • Before You Cross Any Type Of Water - As you approach ...you need to determine if you can cross it safely and responsibly. If necessary, get out... sure to consider this when determining the depth and the ability to safely cross • Crossing Puddles, Pools, Flooded Areas...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    270 STARTING AND OPERATING • Crossing Ditches, Streams, Shallow Rivers Or Other Flowing Water - Flowing...Before you proceed determine the speed of the current, the water's depth, approach angle, bottom condition and if there are any obstacles, then cross at an angle heading slightly upstream ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    STARTING AND OPERATING 271 softer surfaces such as sand and lighter vehicles. You will... to let air out than it is to replace it so, start high and lower it as required. Remember you must ...unseating, while at a reduced tire pressure, drive at slower speeds and avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers. ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    272 STARTING AND OPERATING surroundings, then using a tow strap to the vehicle tow hooks ...Rock cycling your vehicle is one of the easiest, fastest and most commonly used methods. This simply ... tires during this process to clean the debris from the tread and improve the traction. You want to create a...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    STARTING AND OPERATING 273 CAUTION! Damage can occur when spinning your tires at ... coordination between the two drivers. Good communication and line of sight are required for a safe recovery. ... of slack in the strap. Then the tow vehicle, using light throttle, should accelerate tightening the strap ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... if required, and torque to the values specified in the Service Manual. • Check for accumulations of plants or brush. These things could be a fire hazard, or they might hide ..., brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and propeller shafts. • After extended operation in mud, sand, water, or ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    STARTING AND OPERATING 275 WARNING! Abrasive material in any part of the brakes may cause excessive wear or unpredictable braking. You might... prevent an accident. If you have been operating your vehicle in dirty conditions, get your brakes checked and cleaned as necessary. Failure to do...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...sudden stop. PARKING BRAKE When the parking brake is applied with the ignition ON, the Brake Light in the instrument cluster will come on. NOTE: This light...the shift lever in the PARK position (automatic transmission) or REVERSE position (manual transmission). To release the parking brake, apply the...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    STARTING AND OPERATING 277 brake pedal, pull up slightly on the lever, then depress ...the shift lever in PARK, otherwise, the load on the automatic transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to ... front wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away from the curb on a uphill grade. You ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    278 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! • Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving unattended children in a vehicle ... that required with the power system operating. WARNING! Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and possibly an accident. Driving with your foot resting or riding on the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    STARTING AND OPERATING 279 If either of the two hydraulic systems lose normal ... master cylinder drops, the brake warning indicator will light. Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...down or stop. WARNING! Driving a vehicle with the brake light on is dangerous. A significant decrease in braking performance ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ...BRAKE warning light is not on. If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock brakes. If the ABS light does not... as soon as possible. If both the Brake Warning light and the ABS light remain on, the ABS and Electronic...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    STARTING AND OPERATING 281 When the vehicle is driven over 7 mph (11 km/h), you may also... working properly. This self-check occurs each time the vehicle is started and accelerated past 7 mph (11 ... should be performed by qualified professionals. All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...the steering wheel travel are considered normal and do not indicate that there is a problem with the power steering system. Upon...steering assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others. Service should be obtained as soon as possible. CAUTION! Prolonged operation of the steering system at the...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    STARTING AND OPERATING 283 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION TIRE MARKINGS • European-Metric tire ...size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H. • LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on ... flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards, and it begins with the tire diameter molded into the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    284 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Sizing Chart TIRE SIZING TERMS Size Designation: P = Passenger Car tire size based on U.S. design standards ...blank...= Passenger Car tire based on European design standards LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards T = Temporary spare tire 31...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ...(i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and posted speed limits) Load Identification: ...blank...= Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a ...Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire Light Load = Light load tire C, D, E = Load range associated with...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    286 STARTING AND OPERATING TIRE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (TIN) The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire, however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the date code, located on the white sidewall side of the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    STARTING AND OPERATING 287 TIRE LOADING AND TIRE PRESSURE Tire Placard Location ... on either the face of the driver's door or the driver's side B-Pillar. Tire and Loading Information Placard 5 ...size designed for your vehicle 4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and spare tires.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... and Loading Information placard and in the "Vehicle Loading" section of this manual. NOTE: Under a maximum loaded... gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear axles must not be exceeded.... Correct Load Limit 1. Locate the statement "The combined weight of occupants and cargo should ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... 6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle. NOTE: The following table ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    290 STARTING AND OPERATING
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    STARTING AND OPERATING 291 WARNING! Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading can ... WARNING! •Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can cause accidents. •Under-inflation ...tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! •Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems.... tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases tire rolling resistance and results... condition. These pressure conditions will be found in the "Supplemental Tire Pressure Information" section of this manual...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    STARTING AND OPERATING 293 CAUTION! After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always ... stem cap (if equipped). This will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem, which ... Tire Placard Location The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as inspecting for signs of tire ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...Pressures for High Speed Operation The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the ... an authorized tire dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures. ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ...on your style vehicle only. Since this tire has limited tread life, the original tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled at the first ...50 mph (80 km/h). • Temporary-use spare tires have limited tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear indicators, the ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited-use spare ... tire warning label located on the limited-use spare tire and wheel assembly. This tire may ... your tire placard or limited-use spare tire and wheel assembly. Replace (or repair) the...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...to help you in determining when your tires should be replaced. WARNING! Fast spinning tires can be... you are stuck, and don't let anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed. ... depth becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... this point. Life of Tire The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying factors including, but not limited to: • Driving style •...in a cool, dry place with as little exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact with oil, grease, and gasoline. Replacement Tires The tires on your...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... your vehicle with tires having adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire failure and loss of vehicle control. 5 CAUTION! Replacing original tires with tires of a different size may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... reduce vibration and avoid tire cupping and spotty wear. TIRE CHAINS Due to limited clearance, tire chains are not recommended. CAUTION! Damage ... vehicle may result if tire chains are used. TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    STARTING AND OPERATING 301 type tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain mud, snow, and wet traction levels and contribute ...for your type of driving found in the "Maintenance Schedules" Section of this manual. More frequent rotation is permissible, if desired. ...
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    ... falls below the low-pressure warning limit for any reason, including low temperature ... Monitoring Telltale Light to turn off. The system will automatically update and the Tire Pressure...), but the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will still be ON. In this situation, the Tire Pressure Monitoring...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of... Monitoring Sensor. NOTE: • The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care and ... has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale light....
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... Light The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will illuminate in the instrument cluster, and an audible chime will be activated when one or ... placard pressure value. The system will automatically update and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Light will extinguish once the updated tire pressures have ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    STARTING AND OPERATING 305 The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and remain on solid when a ...10 minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h), the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid....
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. 5. Once you... of the compact spare tire, the TPMS will update automatically and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF, as long as no tire pressure is below the low-...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    STARTING AND OPERATING 307 Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will illuminate in the instrument cluster and an audible chime will be activated when one or more of the four active ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... pressure value(s) will stop flashing, and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Light will extinguish once the updated ...TPMS Message The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds,...longer exists, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will no longer flash, the CHECK TPM ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ... key cycle, a chime will sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will still turn ON ... (25 km/h), the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and ... tire, the TPMS will update automatically and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    310 STARTING AND OPERATING limit in any of the four active road tires. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 10 minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this information. General Information This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and RSS ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... over high-quality regular gasolines and, in some circumstances may result in poorer performance. Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to your ... cause damage and immediate service is required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard starting, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... of these blends may result in starting and drivability problems and may damage critical fuel system components. Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline blends are not...higher than those allowed in the United States. MMT is prohibited in Federal and California reformulated gasolines.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... Cautions overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune or malfunctioning and may require immediate service. Contact your authorized dealer for service assistance. • The use of fuel additives, which are now being sold as ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ... the vehicle. ADDING FUEL Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) The gas cap is behind the fuel filler door, on the left side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use with this vehicle.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    STARTING AND OPERATING 315 After removing the gas cap, place the gas cap tether cable over a hook on the inside...surface. CAUTION! • A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) to turn on. • To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not "top off" the fuel tank ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ...and Federal fire regulations and will cause the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) to turn on. NOTE:...Cluster Description" in Section 4 of this manual. Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the odometer/trip odometer RESET button to turn the message off. If the problem continues, the message...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... vehicle, the driver, passengers, cargo and trailer tongue weight. The total load must be limited so ... you will find safety tips and information on limits to the type of towing you can ... warranty coverage, follow the requirements and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles used for trailer ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... your vehicle. This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not exceed the GVWR. Gross Trailer.... Distribute the load over the front and rear axles evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or rear...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    STARTING AND OPERATING 319 Tongue Weight (TW) The Tongue Weight is the downward force exerted ... consider this as part of the load on your vehicle. Frontal Area The frontal area is the maximum height and ... hitch supports the trailer tongue weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    320 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! An improperly adjusted weight-distributing hitch system may ... with Surge Brake Couplers. Consult with your hitch and trailer manufacturer or a reputable Recreational Vehicle dealer for... Max. Trailer Hitch Industry Standards Class I - Light Duty 2,000 lbs (907 kg) ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    STARTING AND OPERATING 321 Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)...weight must be considered as part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo, and should never ...referenced on the Tire and Loading Information placard. Refer to the Tire- Safety Information Section in this manual...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    322 STARTING AND OPERATING Trailer and Tongue Weight Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% ... vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the rear can cause the trailer to sway severely from side-toside which will cause loss of control of the vehicle and trailer. Failure to load trailers ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... in the Tire Safety Information Section of this manual for the maximum combined weight of occupants and cargo for your vehicle. Towing ...50 mph (80 km/h). Perform the maintenance listed in the "Maintenance Schedule." Refer to Section 8 of this manual. When towing a trailer, never exceed the GAWR, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chassis structure or tires. • Safety chains must always be ... your vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch. Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and allow enough slack for ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    .... Refer to the Tires-General Information section of this manual on Tread Wear Indicators for the proper inspection procedure. − When replacing tires refer to the Tires-General Information section of this manual on Replacement Tires for proper tire replacement procedures. ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... and the vehicle in front of you. Failure to do so could result in an accident. Towing Requirements - Trailer Lights and Wiring Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size, stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are required for motoring safety. The ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    STARTING AND OPERATING 327 NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles wiring harness. The electrical connections are ...Pin Connector Towing Tips Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy traffic. 4-Pin Connector
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... you can get back to cruising speed. − Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to maximize fuel efficiency. Towing Tips - Cooling ... Turn off temporarily. − refer to Cooling System Operating information in the Maintenance section of this manual for more information.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ...Flat Bed Tow (all wheels on bed of truck) Manual Transmission Vehicles Yes Never Yes Automatic Transmission Vehicles Never Never Yes 5 NOTE: ONLY vehicles equipped with a MANUAL TRANSAXLE... any legal highway speed, for any distance, if the MANUAL TRANSAXLE is in NEUTRAL and the ignition key...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    330 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! • DO NOT FLAT TOW any vehicle equipped with an ... towing, make sure all four wheels are off the ground. • Front or rear wheel lifts should not be used. Internal damage to the transaxle will occur if a front or rear wheel lift is used when recreational towing.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... ...332 If Your Engine Overheats ...332 Automatic Transaxle Overheating ...333 Jacking And Tire Changing ...334 ▫ Jack Location ...334 ▫ Spare Tire Stowage ...335 ▫ Preparations For Jacking ...335 ▫ Jacking Instructions ...336 Jump-Starting Procedures Due To A Low Battery ...340 ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... and both cluster indicators and all front and rear directional signals will flash. ... necessary to leave the vehicle to go for service, the flasher system will continue to operate with the ignition key removed and... stopped, put the transmission in NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed. If the...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ... towing up long grades on hot days, the automatic transaxle oil may become too hot. If this happens, the transmission overheat indicator light will come on, and the vehicle will slow slightly until the automatic transaxle cools down enough to ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... off the jack and fall on you. You could be crushed. Never put any part of ... need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center where it can be raised on a lift. • The jack is... jack should not be used to lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle should be jacked on a firm level...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    ... on a firm level surface, avoid ice or slippery areas, set the parking brake and place the shift lever in PARK (automatic transmission) or REVERSE (manual transmission). Turn OFF the ignition. • Turn on the Hazard Warning Flasher. • Block ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... before raising the vehicle. Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be raised. Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic transmission in park; a manual transmission in reverse. Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a jack. Do not ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 337 1. Remove the scissors jack and lug wrench from the spare wheel as an assembly. Turn the jack screw to the left to loosen the lug wrench, and remove the wrench from the jack assembly. 2. Loosen, but do not remove, the wheel nuts by...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ...3. There are two front jacking locations and two rear jacking locations on each side of the body. The front locations are outlined by.... Install the spare wheel and wheel nuts with the cone shaped end of the nuts toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the nuts. To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ...tire in the cargo area. Have the tire repaired or replaced as soon as possible. WARNING! A loose tire .... Have the deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced immediately. 6 11. Check the tire pressure ... the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in the places provided....
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ...to get it started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transaxle cannot be started this way and may be damaged. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and vehicle. If the vehicle has a discharged battery, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... (CVT2) to go into "default mode" and turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). See your authorized dealer to correct ... without letting the vehicles touch. Set the parking brake, place the automatic transmission in PARK (the manual transmission in NEUTRAL) and turn the ignition to OFF for ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ..., flush the contaminated area immediately with large quantities of water. A battery generates hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Keep flame or spark ... cables, reverse the sequence exactly. Be careful of the moving belts and fan. FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE NOTE: If your ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... don't let anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed. TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE With Ignition Key Automatic And Manual Transaxle Front wheel drive vehicles must have the front wheels elevated; 4-wheel drive vehicles must be hauled on ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... to a flat bed truck, do not attach to front or rear suspension components. Damage to your vehicle may result from ... damage to the vehicle. Battery power is required to release the brake/ transmission interlock system. There is a removable plug in the right side of the shift lever housing that allows...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ...II ...349 ▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message ...349 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance Programs ...350 Replacement Parts ...351 Authorized Dealer Service ...352 Maintenance Procedures ...352 ▫ Engine Oil ...352 ▫ Drive Belt - Check Condition ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ...IPM) ...382 Vehicle Storage ...385 Replacement Bulbs ...385 Bulb Replacement ...386 ▫ Headlamps ...386 ▫ Fog Lights ...389 ▫ Tail Lights, Rear Turn Signals And Backup Lights - Replacement ...389 ▫ License Lights ...391 ▫ Center High...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 347 ▫ Auxiliary Off-Road Light ...393 Fluids And Capacities ...395 Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts ...396 ▫ Engine ...396 ▫ Chassis ...397 7
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    348 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ENGINE COMPARTMENT - GASOLINE
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... within current government regulations. If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system will turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). It will also store diagnostic codes and other information to assist your service technician in making ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... cap. If the problem is detected twice in a row, the system will turn on the MIL. Resolving the problem will turn the MIL light off. EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass an inspection ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...if the MIL is illuminated during normal vehicle operation, you should have the vehicle serviced before going to the I/M station.... vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine running. REPLACEMENT PARTS The use of genuine Mopar parts for normal/scheduled maintenance and repairs is highly recommended ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ..., special tools, and equipment to perform all service operations in an expert manner. Service manuals are available which include detailed service information for your vehicle. Refer to these service manuals before attempting any procedure yourself. NOTE: Intentional...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... you an incorrect reading. Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground and only when the engine is... end of the range and MAX at the high end of the range. Adding 1 qt (1L) of oil when the reading ... which can lead to loss of oil pressure and an increase in oil temperature. This could damage ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    ...change intervals. Engine Oil Selection (Gasoline Engines) For best performance and maximum protection ... types of operating conditions, the manufacturer recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet ... for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature starting and vehicle...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... discarded, can present a problem to the environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service station, or governmental ... your area. Engine Oil Filter The engine oil filter should be replaced at every engine ... should be used to assure most efficient service. Mopar Engine Oil Filters are high quality ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... to the "Maintenance Schedule" in Section 8 of this manual. Inspect the drive belt for evidence of cuts, cracks, or glazing and replace the belt for ... Spark plugs must fire properly to assure engine performance and emission control. New spark plugs should be installed...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly. Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe malfunction could ... occurs, stop the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool. Service, including a tune up to manufacturers ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... up, the PCV valve and passages may accumulate deposits. If a valve is not working properly, replace it with a new valve... plugging deposits. Replace if necessary. Fuel Filter A plugged fuel filter can cause hard starting or limit the speed at which a vehicle can be driven. Should an excessive amount...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... never have to add water nor is periodic maintenance required. CAUTION! When servicing the battery, always reinstall the battery thermowrap. The thermowrap provides battery heat protection and will extend overall battery life. Failure to reinstall the thermowrap can...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ...VEHICLE WARNING! Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can burn or even blind you. ... contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after handling. CAUTION! It is essential when replacing the cables on the battery that the positive cable is attached to the positive post and the negative cable...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ...serviced by an authorized dealer at the start of each warm season. This service should include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this time. WARNING! • Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants approved by the...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... two front suspension lower ball joints that are permanently lubricated. Inspect these ball joints whenever under-vehicle service is done. Damaged seals and their corresponding potentially damaged ball joints must be replaced.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... protect against rust and wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts concerned should ... to ensure proper function. When performing other underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism ...and help reduce streaking and smearing. Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... Blade Replacement 1. Lift the wiper arm away from the glass. 2. Push the release tab and ... fluid reservoir is located in the rear of the engine compartment on the right side and should be checked ... system each time the vehicle is raised for an oil change or lubrication. Replace as required. WARNING!...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... position. The fan is temperature controlled and can start at any time the ignition switch is in the ON position. ...open the hood until the radiator has had time to cool. Never try to open a cooling ... in appearance, the system should be drained, flushed and refilled with fresh coolant. Check the front ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ... old antifreeze solution. Selection Of Coolant Refer to "Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts" in Section 8. CAUTION! • Mixing of coolants other... coolant is introduced into the cooling system in an emergency, it should be replaced with the specified coolant as soon as possible. • Do not use ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ...five years or 100,000 miles before replacement. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance period,...area where the vehicle is operated. NOTE: Mixing coolant types will decrease the life of the engine coolant and ... recovery bottle. The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any accumulation ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... is no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for the coolant freeze point or replacing the coolant. Advise your service attendant of this. As long as the engine operating temperature is satisfactory, the coolant bottle need only be ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... is stopped after a few miles/ kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming..., snow, or high humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot.... • Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in the coolant recovery bottle. If antifreeze...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may result in unsatisfactory coolant performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emissions. Hoses And Vacuum/Vapor ..., to make sure they are secure and no leaks are present. Components should be replaced immediately if there is any ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ...are under pressure (during vehicle operation) should be noted before a hose is replaced based on leakage. WARNING! Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and possibly... And Power Steering System Hoses When servicing the vehicle for scheduled maintenance, inspect the surface of the hoses and...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ...are separated in the reservoir, and a leak in one system will not affect the other system. The manual transaxle clutch release system should not require fluid replacement during ...when performing under hood services, or immediately if the brake system warning light is on. Be sure to clean the...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ...result in spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts and the brake fluid catching fire....transaxle performance. Use only the manufacturer's recommended transmission fluid which has been formulated ...may damage the clutch system resulting in loss of clutch function and the ability to shift the transaxle....
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... Transaxle (CVT) Fluid (CVTF+4). CVTF+4 is an engineered product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives. Manual Transaxle Lubricant Selection Use only the manufacturers recommended transmission fluid. Refer to "Fluids, Lubricants, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... water. NOTE: If contaminated with water, the fluid should be changed immediately. Rear Drive Assembly (RDA) - AWD/4WD Models Only Lubricant Selection Use...only the manufacturer's recommended fluid. Refer to "Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts" under Section 8. Fluid Level Check ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    ...And Protection From Corrosion Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion Vehicle body care requirements ...Causes Corrosion? Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of paint and protective coatings from your vehicle... gravel impact. • Insects, tree sap and tar. • Salt in the air near sea...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ...Mopar Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint. • Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing that may... steel wool or scouring powder, which will scratch metal and painted surfaces. Special Care • If you drive...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... If your vehicle is damaged due to an accident or similar cause which destroys the paint and protective coating, have your vehicle repaired as soon as ... as soon as possible. Your authorized dealer has touch up paint to match the color of your vehicle. Wheel And Wheel Trim Care All wheels and wheel ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... Mopar Multi-purpose Cleaner to a clean, damp cloth and remove the stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to...Use Mopar Total Clean to clean fabric upholstery and carpeting. Use Mopar Total Clean to ...volatile solvents for cleaning purposes. Many are potentially flammable, and if used in closed areas, they may ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... breakage than glass headlights. Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and, therefore, different lens cleaning procedures must be followed. To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To remove road dirt, wash with a mild...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... CAUTION! When installing hanging air fresheners in your vehicle, read the installation instructions carefully. Some air fresheners will damage the finish of painted or decorated parts if allowed to directly contact any surface. Cleaning ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ...cleaner assembly. This center contains cartridge fuses and mini-fuses. A label that identifies each ...cover. Refer to "Engine Compartment" in this section of the Owner's Manual for the underhood location of the IPM. Cavity Cartridge ... 5 20 Amp Yellow Description Empty AWD/4WD ECU Feed CHMSL Brake...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ... Lt Blue Description Pwr run/Acc Outlet RR IOD CCN/ Interior Lighting RAD Fan Relay Battery Feed IGN Run/Acc Cigar Ltr/Sunroof... Description IOD Feed Intrus Mod/Siren IGN RUN Heat/AC/ Compass Sensor ENG ASD Relay Feed 3 Power Sunroof Feed Heated Mirror ENG ASD Relay Feed 2 IGN RUN Only ORC Feed IGN ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ...Headlamp Washer Relay Control ENG ASD Control Feed 1 ABS MOD/J1962 Conn/PCM 20 Amp Yellow 10 Amp Red Cavity Cartridge MiniFuse Fuse 34 30 Amp Pink 35 40 Amp Green 36 30 Amp Pink 37 25 Amp Natural Description ABS Valve Feed ABS Pump Feed Headlamp/Washer Control/Smart Glass 110 Inverter 10 Amp Red
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... inside bulbs are brass or glass wedge base. Aluminum base bulbs are not approved and should not be used for replacement. LIGHT BULBS - Interior Bulb Number Front Header Lamp ...T578 Center Dome Lamp ...T578 Rear Cargo/Flashlight ...8-A35LF 7
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ...Fog Light ...9145 Center High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) ...LED Assembly Rear Tail/Stop ...3157 Rear Turn Signal ...3757AK or 3757A Backup Light ...W16W (921) License Light ...W5W Off-Road Light...H3 BULB REPLACEMENT Headlamps 1. Raise the hood and locate the connector behind ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 387 2. Reach into engine compartment and pull red lock out at connector. 3. Remove the green connector from the back of the bulb by pulling straight back. 7 Releasing Red Lock Tab Releasing Connector
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    388 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 4. Twist the bulb to the left and pull outward from assembly. Removing Halogen Bulb From Assembly Twisting Bulb From...are halogen bulbs. Take care not to touch the bulb with your fingers. Body oils from your fingers could cause excessive heat buildup which reduces bulb ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 389 Fog Lights See your authorized dealer for replacement. Tail Lights, Rear Turn Signals And Backup Lights - Replacement 1. Remove the two push-pins from the tail light housing. Push-Pins Removed 7 Removing Push-Pins
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    390 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 2. Grasp the tail light and pull firmly to disengage the light from the aperture panel. 3. Twist and remove socket from the lightl. Removing Socket and Bulb Pulling Lamp From Body
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 391 4. Remove bulb from socket and replace. License Lights 1. Use a screw driver to gently pry against the side of the snap tab to remove the light from the liftgate. Removing Bulb From Socket Prying Lamp from Liftgate 7
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    392 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 2. Rotate the socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise. Removing Bulb From Socket Removing Socket From Lamp 3. Pull the bulb from the socket. Center High-Mounted Stoplight Light is an LED assembly. See your authorized dealer for replacement.
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 393 Auxiliary Off-Road Light 1. Remove the three screws attaching the lens to the housing. 2. Unlatch the wire clasp securing the bulb into the housing and rotate it into the position shown. 7 Releasing The Bulb Lens Removal
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    394 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 3. Disconnect the bulb from the light harness to replace the bulb. Disconnecting Bulb
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 395 FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES Fuel (Approximate) Engine Oil-With Filter All Gasoline ...(use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil) Cooling System * Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 .../100,000 Miles Formula), or equivalent. * Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level. ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    396 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS Engine Component Engine Coolant Engine Oil Engine Oil Filter Spark Plugs Fuel Selection Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine Parts Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 397 Chassis Component Automatic Transaxle (CVT) Fluid Manual Transaxle Fluid Rear Drive Assembly (RDA) Power Transfer Unit (PTU) Brake Master Cylinder Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine Parts Mopar CVTF + 4 Mopar ATF+4 MS9602 Mopar Gear & ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 400
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Emissions Control System Maintenance ...400 Maintenance Schedule ...400 ▫ Required Maintenance Intervals ...403 M A I N T E N A N C E S C H E D U L E S 8
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ...EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in bold type, must be done at the times or mileages specified to ... These, and all other maintenance services included in this manual, should be done to provide best vehicle performance and reliability. More frequent mainS ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... dealer will reset the oil change indicator message after completing the scheduled oil change... under "Oil Change Required" in "Use Factory Settings" of the EVIC section in this manual or under... Descriptions section of this manual. At Each Stop for Fuel • Check the engine oil level about five...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ... brake master cylinder, power steering and transmission and add as needed. • Check all lights and other electrical items for correct ...Each Oil Change • Change the engine oil filter. • Inspect the brake hoses and lines. • Check the manual transmission fluid level. CAUTION! Failure to perform ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 403 M Required Maintenance Intervals Perform Maintenance Every (Where time and mileage are ...; replace if necessary. Replace the air conditioning filter. Inspect the CV Joints. Perform the first .... Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals; replace if necessary. ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    M 404 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES A I N T E N Maintenance Items A N Change the manual transmission fluid if using your vehicle C for any of the following:... replace the engine coolant. Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter. Replace Accessory Drive Belt(s). 48,000 80...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ...! You can be badly injured working on or around a motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which you have the knowledge and the right equipment. If you have any doubt about your ability to perform a service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic. A I N T E ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 408
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CONTENTS Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your Vehicle ...409 ▫ Prepare For The Appointment ......TTY) ...411 ▫ Service Contract ...411 Warranty Information (U.S. Vehicles Only) ...412 MOPAR Parts ...413 Reporting Safety Defects ...413 ▫ In The 50 United States And ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    408 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE Publication Order Forms ...414 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire Quality Grades ...415 ▫ Treadwear ...415 ▫ Traction Grades ...415 ▫ Temperature Grades ...416
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... not be covered by the warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle's service history. This can often provide a clue to the current problem. Prepare A ... list of your vehicle's problems or the specific work you want done. If you've had...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    410 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE high quality service. The manufacturer's authorized dealers have the facilities, factory-trained ... is fixed correctly and in a timely manner. This is why you should always talk to an authorized dealer's service manager first. Most matters can be resolved with...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... with the manufacturer by dialing 1-800-380-CHRY. Service Contract You may have purchased a service contract for... high cost of unexpected repairs after the manufacturer's New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only the manufacturer's Service Contracts. If you ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    412 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE Contract, and you require service after the manufacturer's New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the contract documents, and contact the person listed in those documents. We appreciate...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ...that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, ...write to: Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and Recalls, 2780 Sheffield Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1B ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ...). • Service Manuals These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the information that students and professional technicians need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintaining, servicing, and repairing Chrysler LLC vehicles. A complete ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ...graded 150 would wear one and one-half times as well on the government course ... from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics ... The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. These grades represent the tire's ability ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... traction characteristics. Temperature Grades The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire's resistance to the generation of heat and its ... is established for a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded. Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    INDEX 10
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ..., Tires ...292 Airbag ...48 Airbag Deployment ...53,55 Airbag Light ...53,57,70,173 Airbag Maintenance ...57 Airbag, Side ...54 Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) ...49,54 Alarm System (Security Alarm) ...18,176 Alignment and Balance ...300 Alterations/Modifications, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    INDEX 419 Ball Joints ...362 Battery ...359 Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) ...24 Belts,... ...372 Parking ...276 Warning Light ...175 Brakes ...278,371 Brake/Transmission Interlock ...246 Break-In ..., New Vehicle ...69 Bulb Replacement ...385,386 Bulbs, Light ...385 Calibration, Compass ...192 ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    420 INDEX Caution, Exhaust Gas ...69 CD (Compact Disc) Player ...195,203 ...Player Maintenance ...226 Cellular Phone ...82,226 Center High Mounted Stop Light ...392 Chains, Tire ...300 Changing A Flat Tire ... Tire Sizing ...284 Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) ...350 Child Restraint ......
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ...(Antifreeze) Corrosion Protection ...Crankcase Emission Control System Cruise Light ...Cupholders ...Customer Assistance ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 367 366 376 358 177 155 409 Data Recorder, Event ...58 Dealer Service ...352 Defroster, Rear Window ...163 Defroster, Windshield ...70...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... Recommendations ...69 Checking Oil Level ...352 Cooling ...365 Exhaust Gas Caution ...314 Fuel Requirements ...311 Jump Starting ...340 Oil ... Oil Filter ...396 Oil Selection ...354 Oil Synthetic ...355 Operation ...69 Overheating ...56 Event Data Recorder ...58 Exhaust Gas Caution ...35,69,314,364 ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ... Transaxle ...374 Fluids ...396 Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts ...396 Fog Lights ...123,181,389 Fold Down Speakers ...161 Folding Rear ......Filler Cap (Gas Cap) Filter ...Gasoline ...Gauge ...Hoses ...Light ...Octane Rating ...Requirements ...System Hoses ...Tank Capacity ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ...Information ...18,109,310 General Maintenance ...352 Glass Cleaning ...380 Gross Axle Weight Rating .../Low Beam Select Switch ...124 Passing ...125 Replacing ...386 Switch ...121 Heated Seats ...114 ...Infant Restraint ...Information Center, Vehicle Inside Rearview Mirror ...12 ...12 ...12 ...15,19 ...61...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    ... Operation ...334,336 Jacking Instructions ...336 Jump Starting ...340 Key, Programming ...Key, Replacement ...Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) ...Key-In Reminder ...Keyless Entry System...) ...33 Liftgate Window Wiper/Washer ...162 Light Bulbs ...385 Lights ...71,120 Airbag ...53,57,...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ...121 High Beam Indicator ...173 Instrument Cluster ...121 License ...391 Lights On Reminder ...122 Low Fuel ...173 Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine......30 Door ...26 Power Door ...27 Lubrication, Body ...363 Luggage Rack (Roof Rack) ...164 Lumbar Support ...111 Maintenance Free Battery Maintenance, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    INDEX 427 Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . 181,350 Manual, Service ...414 Manual Transaxle ...239,242,374 Downshifting ...243... Selection ...374,375 Map/Reading Lights ...120 Master Cylinder (Brakes) ...372 Mirrors ...78 Electric Powered ...80 Exterior...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... ...5 Outside Air Intake ...233 Overdrive ...248 Overheating, Engine ...332 Owner's Manual (Operator Manual) ...5,414 Paint Care ...376 Panic Alarm ...21 Parking Brake ...276 Passing Light ...125 Personal Settings ...187 Pets ...68 Phone...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... ...18 Remote Keyless Entry (Sedan) ...19 Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls ...224 Replacement Bulbs ...385 Replacement Keys ...16 Replacement Parts ...351 Replacement Tires ...298 Reporting Safety Defects ...413 Restraints, Child ...60,66 Restraints, Infant ......
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ...109 Adjustment ...109 Cleaning ...378 Head Restraints ...113 Heated ...114 Lumbar Support ...111 Rear Folding ...116 Rear Folding (Sedan) ...... Key (Immobilizer) ...15,19 Sentry Key Programming ...17 Sentry Key Replacement ...16 Service Assistance ...409 Service Contract ...411 Service Manuals ...414
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ...,218 Settings, Personal ...187 Shift Speeds, Manual Transaxle ...243 Shoulder Belts ...36 Side Airbag ...54 Side Window Demisters (Defrosters)......239 Automatic Transmission ...239 Engine Fails to Start ...241 Manual Transmission ...239 Starting Procedures ...239 Steering Power ......
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ...Cargo ...160 Tilt Steering Column ...130 Tire and Loading Information Placard ...287 Tire Identification ...) ...298 Air Pressure ...291 Alignment ...300 Chains ...300 Changing ...334 Compact Spare ...295 ... ...301 Quality Grading ...415 Radial ...295 Replacement ...298 Rotation ...300 Safety ...283,291 ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ... Weight ...321 Transaxle ...244 Automatic ...13,239,244,373 Autostick ...249 Manual ...12,239,242 Operation ...244 Overdrive ...248 Selection of Lubricant ...373 Transmission Range Indicator ...177 Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) ...24 Transmitter, ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ...Storage ...385 Vehicle Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) ...18 Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) ...172 Warning, Roll Over ...4 Warnings and Cautions ...7 Warranty ... Trim ...378 Wheel and Wheel Trim Care ...378 Wind Buffeting ...152 Window Airbag (Side Curtain) ...49,54...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ... for two-way radios should be mounted on the roof or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be ... or operation of the compass on vehicles so equipped. The antenna cable should be as short as practical and ... coaxial cable. Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to ensure a low Standing ...
  • 2008 Jeep Patriot | Owner's Manual - Page 438
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