Vehicle Storage

WARNING

Batteries have acid that can burn you and gas that can explode. You can be badly hurt if you are not careful. See Jump Starting on page 10‑76 for tips on working around a battery without getting hurt.

Infrequent Usage: Remove the black, negative (−) cable from the battery to keep the battery from running down.

Extended Storage: Remove the black, negative (−) cable from the battery or use a battery trickle charger.

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    Safety Locks
    The rear door safety locks switch is on the instrument panel. Rear door safety locks prevent passengers from opening the rear doors from inside the vehicle. Press to activate the safety locks. ...

    Transmission Messages
    ALL WHEEL DRIVE OFF If your vehicle has the All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system, this message displays when there is a compact spare tire on the vehicle, when the Antilock Brake System (ABS) warning light c ...

    When Using the Manual Transfer Case
    • Shifts into or out of Four-Wheel Drive Low or N (Neutral) should be made using quick motions to avoid excessive gear grinding. Shifting slowly may make it more difficult to shift. • You may no ...