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5. Grab the shoulder part of the seat belt near 

the buckle, and pull up to remove any slack 
from the lap part of the belt.

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When doing this, place your weight on 
the child seat and push it into the vehicle 
seat.

6. Make sure the child seat is firmly secured by 

rocking it forward and back and side to 
side; less than one inch of movement 
should occur near the seat belt.

7. Make sure any unused seat belt that a child 

can reach is buckled, the lockable retractor 
is activated, and the belt is fully retracted 
and locked.

Protecting Child Passengers P. 55

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Installing a Child Seat with a Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt

To deactivate a lockable retractor, release the buckle 
and allow the seat belt to wind up all the way.

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A tether anchorage point is provided at each 
outside of the seat bottom and between the 
lower anchors of the rear center seat. If you 
have a child restraint system that comes with 
a tether but can be installed with a seat belt, 
the tether may be used for additional security.

Adding Security with a Tether

Covers

Outer Tether 
Anchorage Points

Upper Guides

Center Tether Anchorage Point

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Adding Security with a Tether

Since a tether can provide additional security to the 
lap/shoulder seat belt installation, we recommend 
using a tether whenever one is available.

Always use a tether for forward facing child seats 
when using the seat belt or lower anchors.

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Using an outer anchor

1. Put the outer head restraint to it’s upper-

most position, then route the tether strap 
between the head restraint legs.

2. Lift the cover, then hook the tether strap 

through the upper guide as shown.

3. Route the tether strap downward properly, 

making sure the strap is not twisted.

4. Attach the tether strap hook to the outer 

tether anchor on the outside of the seat 
bottom.

5. Tighten the tether strap as instructed by the 

child seat manufacturer.

Outer Tether Anchorage Points 

Upper Guide

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Using the center anchor

1. Lower the head restraint to its lowest 

position.

2. Route the tether strap over the seat-back, 

lift the cover, then hook the tether strap 
through the upper guide as shown.

3. Route the tether strap downward properly 

along the seat-back, making sure the strap 
is not twisted.

4. Attach the tether strap hook to the center 

tether anchor between the lower anchors 
for the LATCH-compatible child seat.

5. Tighten the tether strap as instructed by the 

child seat manufacturer.

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Using the center anchor

Make sure to attach the tether strap hook to the 
anchor before installing the child seat, because the 
tether anchor is positioned behind the child seat.

Upper Guide

Center Tether Anchorage Point

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Safety of Larger Children

The following pages give instructions on how to check proper seat belt fit, what kind 
of booster seat to use if one is needed, and important precautions for a child who 
must sit in front.

When a child is too big for a child seat, secure the child in a rear seat using the lap/
shoulder seat belt. Have the child sit upright and all the way back, then answer the 
following questions.

Checklist

• Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over 

the edge of the seat?

• Does the shoulder belt cross between the 

child’s neck and arm?

• Is the lap part of the seat belt as low as 

possible, touching the child’s thighs?

• Will the child be able to stay seated like this 

for the whole trip?

If you answer yes to all these questions, the child is ready to wear the lap/shoulder 
seat belt correctly. If you answer no to any question, the child needs to ride on a 
booster seat until the seat belt fits properly without a booster seat.

Protecting Larger Children

Checking Seat Belt Fit

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Safety of Larger Children

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WARNING

Allowing a child age 12 or under to sit in 
front can result in injury or death if the 
passenger’s front airbag inflates.

If a larger child must ride in front, move the 
vehicle seat as far to the rear as possible, 
have the child sit up properly and wear the 
seat belt properly, using a booster seat if 
needed.

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If a lap/shoulder seat belt cannot be used 
properly, position the child in a booster seat in 
a rear seat. For the child’s safety, check that 
the child meets the booster seat 
manufacturer’s recommendations.

Your vehicle has a rear seat where children can be properly restrained. If you ever 
have to carry a group of children, and a child must ride in front:
• Make sure you read and fully understand the instructions and safety information 

in this manual.

• Move the front passenger seat as far back as possible.
• Have the child sit upright and well back in the seat.
• Check that the seat belt is properly positioned so that the child is secure in the 

seat.

Monitoring child passengers

We strongly recommend that you keep an eye on child passengers. Even older, more 
mature children sometimes need to be reminded to fasten their seat belts and sit up 
properly.

Booster Seats

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Booster Seats

When installing a booster seat, make sure to read the 
instructions that came with it, and install the seat 
accordingly.
There are high- and low-type booster seats. Choose a 
booster seat that allows the child to wear the seat 
belt correctly.

Some U.S. states, and Canadian provinces and 
territories require children to use a booster seat until 
they reach a given age or weight (e.g. six years or 60 
lbs). Be sure to check current laws in the state or 
province, or territory where you intend to drive.

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Exhaust Gas Hazard

Carbon Monoxide Gas

The engine exhaust from this vehicle contains carbon monoxide, a colorless, 
odorless, and highly toxic gas. As long as you properly maintain your vehicle, carbon 
monoxide gas will not get into the interior.

Have the exhaust system inspected for leaks whenever

• The exhaust system is making an unusual noise.
• The exhaust system may have been damaged.
• The vehicle is raised for an oil change.

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Carbon Monoxide Gas

An enclosed area such as a garage can quickly fill up 
with carbon monoxide gas.
Do not run the engine with the garage door closed. 
Even when the garage door is open, drive out of the 
garage immediately after starting the engine.

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WARNING

Carbon monoxide gas is toxic.

Breathing it can cause unconsciousness and 
even kill you.

Avoid any enclosed areas or activities that 
expose you to carbon monoxide.

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Safety Labels

Label Locations

These labels are in the locations shown. They warn you of potential hazards that can cause serious injury or death. Read these labels 
carefully.

If a label comes off or becomes hard to read (except for the U.S. dashboard label which may be removed by the owner), contact a dealer 
for a replacement.

Sun Visor

U.S. models

Canadian models

Radiator Cap

U.S. models

U.S. models only

Dashboard

Canadian models

Air Conditioner System

Sun Visor

U.S. models only

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Label Locations

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Pickup bed

U.S. models

Canadian models

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Indicators

Indicator

Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

Parking Brake and 
Brake System 
Indicator (Red)

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode to 
ON, then goes off if the parking 
brake has been released.

Comes on when the parking 
brake is applied, and goes off 
when it is released.

Comes on when the brake fluid 
level is low.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the brake system.

The beeper sounds and the 
indicator comes on if you drive 
with the parking brake not fully 
released.

Comes on while driving - Make sure the 
parking brake is released. Check the brake 
fluid level.

What to do when the indicator comes 

on while driving P. 589

Comes on along with the ABS indicator 
- Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

If the Brake System Indicator (Red) 

Comes On P. 589

Brake System 
Indicator (Amber)

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode to 
ON, then goes off.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with a system related to braking 
other than the conventional 
brake system.

Comes on while driving - Have your 
vehicle checked by a dealer.

With this indicator on, your vehicle still has 
normal braking ability.

U.S.

Canada

(Red)

U.S.

Canada

(Amber)

U.S.

Canada

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On/Blinking

Explanation

Message

Low Oil Pressure 
Indicator

Comes on when you set the 
power mode to ON, and goes off 
when the engine starts.

Comes on when the engine oil 
pressure is low.

Comes on while driving - Immediately 
stop in a safe place.

If the Low Oil Pressure Indicator Comes 

On P. 587

Malfunction 
Indicator Lamp

Comes on when you set the 
power mode to ON, and goes off 
either when the engine starts or 
after several seconds if the 
engine did not start. If “readiness 
codes” have not been set, it 
blinks five times before it goes 
off.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the emissions control 
systems.

Blinks when a misfire in the 
engine’s cylinders is detected.

Readiness codes are part of the on board 
diagnostics for the emissions control 
systems.

Testing of Readiness Codes P. 607

Comes on while driving - Have your 
vehicle checked by a dealer.

Blinks while driving - Stop in a safe place 
where there are no flammable objects. Stop 
the engine for 10 minutes or more, and wait 
for it to cool down. Then, take your vehicle 
to a dealer.

If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp 

Comes On or Blinks P. 588

Charging System 
Indicator

Comes on when you set the 
power mode to ON, and goes off 
when the engine starts.

Comes on when the battery is 
not charging.

Comes on while driving - Turn off the 
climate control system

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/heating and cooling 

system

*

 and rear defogger in order to reduce 

electricity consumption.

If the Charging System Indicator Comes 

On P. 587

* Not available on all models

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Name

On/Blinking

Explanation

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Shift Lever 
Position Indicator

Indicates the current shift lever 
position.

Shifting P. 442

Transmission 
Indicator

Blinks if the transmission system 
has a problem.

Blinks while driving - Avoid sudden starts 
and acceleration and have the vehicle 
checked by a dealer immediately.

Seat Belt 
Reminder 
Indicator

Comes on and the beeper sounds 
if you are not wearing a seat belt 
when you set the power mode to 
ON.

If the front passenger is not 
wearing a seat belt, the indicator 
comes on about a few seconds 
later.

Blinks while driving if either you 
or the front passenger has not 
fastened a seat belt. The beeper 
sounds and the indicator blinks at 
regular intervals.

The beeper stops and the indicator goes off 
when you and the front passenger fasten 
their seat belts.

Stays on after you or the front 
passenger has fastened the seat belt
 - 
A detection error may have occurred in the 
sensor. Have your vehicle checked by a 
dealer.

Seat Belt Reminder P. 36

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On/Blinking

Explanation

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Low Fuel 
Indicator

Comes on when the fuel reserve is 
running low (approximately 2.5 
U.S. gal./9.5 L left).

Blinks if there is a problem with the 
fuel gauge.

Comes on - Refuel your vehicle as soon as 
possible.

Blinks - Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

Anti-lock 
Brake System 
(ABS
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

If it comes on at any other time, 
there is a problem with the ABS.

Stays on constantly - Have your vehicle 
checked by a dealer. With this indicator on, 
your vehicle still has normal braking ability but 
no anti-lock function.

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) P. 492

Supplemental 
Restraint 
System 
Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds when 
you set the power mode to ON, 
then goes off.

Comes on if a problem with any of 
the following is detected:
- Supplemental restraint system
- Side airbag system
- Side curtain airbag system
- Seat belt tensioner

Stays on constantly or does not come on 
at all
 - Have your vehicle checked by a dealer.

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Vehicle Stability 
Assist® (VSA®) 
System Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode to 
ON, then goes off.

Blinks when VSA®, or trailer 
stability assist is active.

Comes on if there is a problem 
with the VSA®, hill start assist, 
trailer stability assist or brake 
lighting system.

Stays on constantly - Have your vehicle 
checked by a dealer.

Vehicle Stability Assist® (VSA®), aka 

Electronic Stability Control (ESC), 
System
 P. 478

Trailer Stability Assist P. 429
Hill start assist system P. 439

When Trailer Stability Assist Problem is 
displayed on the multi-information display, 
the VSA® does not activate.

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Vehicle Stability 
Assist® (VSA®) 
OFF Indicator

Comes on for a few seconds 
when you set the power mode to 
ON, then goes off.

Comes on when VSA® OFF switch 
is pressed.

Appears when Normal or Snow Mode is 
selected.

VSA® On and Off P. 479

Comes on when Mud/Sand mode 
is selected by pressing Intelligent 
Traction Management System 
switch.

Appears when Mud Mode is selected.

Intelligent Traction Management P. 445

Appears when Sand Mode is selected.

Intelligent Traction Management P. 445

Appears when Mud or Sand Mode is 
selected. To turn VSA® on, select Normal or 
Snow.

Intelligent Traction Management P. 445

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