General Information

The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in this manual must be done at the times or mileages specified to protect your vehicle warranty and ensure the best vehicle performance and reliability. More frequent maintenance may be needed for vehicles in severe operating conditions, such as dusty areas and very short trip driving. Inspection and service should also be done anytime a malfunction is suspected.

The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.

Based on engine operation conditions the oil change indicator message will illuminate, this means that service is required for your vehicle. Have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).

 The oil change indicator message will not monitor the time since the NOTE:

The oil change indicator message will not monitor the time since the last oil change. Change your vehicles oil if it has been 6 months since your last oil change even if the oil change indicator message is NOT illuminated.

Change your engine oil more often if you drive your vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.

Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 8,000 miles (13,000 km) or 6 months, whichever comes first.

Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a scheduled oil change is performed by someone other than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by referring to the steps described under Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Change Engine Oil in Understanding Your Instrument Panel for further information.

At Each Stop For Fuel

Check the engine oil level about five minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the accuracy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when the level is at or below the ADD or MIN mark.

Check the windshield washer solvent and add if required.

Once A Month

Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or damage.
Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals as required.
Check the fluid levels of the engine coolant reservoir and brake master cylinder, and add as needed.
Check all lights and other electrical items for correct operation.

At Each Oil Change

Change the engine oil filter.
Inspect the brake hoses and lines.

Failure to perform the required maintenance items may result in damage to CAUTION!

Failure to perform the required maintenance items may result in damage to the vehicle.

    See also:

    Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)Setup Menu
    The menu comprises a series of functions arranged in a cycle. Press the + and buttons to access the different options and settings (setup). The setup menu can be activated by pressing the MENU ES ...

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    Chassis marking
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