Jeep Cherokee
 Owners Manual
Starting and operating
Starting procedures

Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts.


  • When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle. If equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go, always make sure the keyless ignition node is in "OFF" mode, remove the Key Fob from the vehicle and lock the vehicle.
  • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle.
  • Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the gear selector.
  • Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, or in a location accessible to children, and do not leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go in the ACC or ON/RUN mode.

    A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.

Start the engine with the shift lever in the NEUTRAL or PARK position. Apply the brake before shifting to any driving range.

More about «Starting and operating»:

Starting procedures

Stop/start system - if equipped

Engine block heater - if equipped

Automatic transmission

Four-wheel drive operation


On-road driving tips

Off-road driving tips

Power steering

Electric park brake (epb)

Brake system

Electronic brake control systemElectronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)

Tire safety information

Tires - general information

Tire chains (traction devices)

Tire rotation recommendations

Tire pressure monitor system (tpms)

Fuel requirements

Flexible fuel (2.4L engine only) - if equipped

Adding fuel

Vehicle loading

Trailer towing

Recreational towing (behind motorhome, etc.)

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