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04 - Vehicle Quick Reference/New Vehicle Preparation Instructions/Standard


Procedure

STANDARD PROCEDURE - NEW VEHICLE


PREPARATION

VEHICLE READINESS

DESCRIPTION ACTION

Keep All Protective Transit Film and Keep All Protective Transit Film and
Wheel Covers & Films on vehicle until Wheel Covers & Films on vehicle until
sold, or up to 180 Days sold, or up to 180 Days.

Locate and install/connect Ignition Off


Install Ignition Off Draw (IOD) Fuse
Draw fuse or connector.

Increase the tire pressure to maximum


Inflate tire pressure to maximum side
sidewall pressure if vehicle is going into
wall pressure
lot storage.

Install all "Shipped Loose" items Install all "Shipped Loose" items

Install Front License Plate Bracket (if


Install Front License Plate Bracket
required)

Install Antenna Install Antenna

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UNDERHOOD

DESCRIPTION ACTION

Verify the operation of the hood release system including the


inside hood release lever and the outside hood secondary safety
Hood Latch
catch. Adjust if necessary. The safety catch prevents the hood
and Safety
from going to the full open position until it is manually released.
Catch - Adjust
To test the safety catch, unlatch the hood with the interior hood
as Needed
release lever and attempt to raise the hood without operating the
safety catch.

Check the battery state of charge by connecting a digital


Battery State-
voltmeter at the jump-start locations. The battery voltage should
of-Charge -
be at least 12.4 volts. If charging is necessary, follow the service
document
manual procedures and recharge the battery. Record voltage on
voltage
New Vehicle Prep (NVP) form.

Loose Inspect the following for routing, loose attachments, connections,


Attachments, and clearance. Reroute and tighten as required: Brake Lines,
Routing and Fuel Lines, Power Steering Hoses, Vacuum Hoses, Clutch Lines,
Clearance Refrigerant Lines, Wiring, Belts.

Refer to the owner's manual or service information for proper


All Fluid Levels
fluid level inspection locations.

No Fluid Leaks Visually inspect the underhood area to make sure absence of
present fluid leaks. Check clamps for tightness an full engagement.

UNDER VEHICLE
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DESCRIPTION ACTION

Raise the vehicle on an appropriate hoist and check the


No Fluid Leaks following: Loose Attachments, Routing Clearance and Damage,
present Absence of Fluid Leaks. Refer to Service Information for proper
lift points. Check clamps for tightness and full engagement.

Loose
Raise the vehicle on an appropriate hoist and check the
Attachments,
following: Loose Attachments, Routing Clearance and Damage,
Routing,
Absence of Fluid Leaks. Refer to Service Information for proper
Clearance,
lift points. Check clamps for tightness and full engagement.
Damage

ROAD TEST

DESCRIPTION ACTION

Perform Road
Test, Mileage:
Record mileage before and after road test.
Before ______
After ______

Engine Starts
Start vehicle with all sets of keys.
with All Keys

All Warning
Lights and Verify all warning lights and gauges are operating properly, and
Gauges / No no fault codes exist.
DTCs

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DESCRIPTION ACTION

Engine Starts
Verify engine will only start while automatic transmission is in
Only in Park &
park or neutral.
Neutral

Engine Starts
Only with
Verify engine will only start when clutch is depressed on manual
Clutch
transmission vehicles.
Depressed
(Manual)

Apply the service brakes while the car is in motion. Be sure the
brake operation is smooth and positive. Make sure the vehicle
Service and stops in a straight line and without pulling to one side. Make sure
Parking Brakes there is no shudder or vibration when braking. Make sure that the
parking brake is easy to operate. Make sure the parking brake
does not drag.

Brake
Make sure that the vehicle will only start when the brake is
Transmission
depressed on vehicles with automatic transmission.
Shift Interlock

Clutch /
Check for smooth shifting. Make sure shift lever operates easily
Manual
and smoothly. Check for proper synchronization. The gears
Transmission
should not grind.
Shifting

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DESCRIPTION ACTION

Make sure that the park lock mechanism holds the vehicle. With
the vehicle on a grade, put the automatic transmission in park
Automatic
and slowly release the service brake to check the operation of the
Transmission
park mechanism. Make sure the shift lever operates easily and
Shifting
smoothly. Check for smooth shifting. Check for proper upshifting
and downshifting.

ROAD TEST

DESCRIPTION ACTION

The engine should: start properly, idle smoothly and at proper


Engine speed, be free from stumbling or hesitation, produce sufficient
Performance - power, be free of unusual noises, operate within the proper
Cold temperature range, and stop when the ignition key is shut off or
stop button is depressed.

The engine should: start properly, idle smoothly and at proper


Engine speed, be free from stumbling or hesitation, produce sufficient
Performance - power, be free of unusual noises, operate within the proper
Warm temperature range, and stop when the ignition key is shut off or
stop button is depressed.

Check that the power assist works properly. Make sure that the
steering wheel does not vibrate abnormally at idle or road speed.
Steering and Make sure that the steering wheel is centered when traveling in a
Handling straight line. Check that the vehicle does not drift to either side on
flat road surfaces. Make sure that the vehicle does not vibrate or
shake abnormally.

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DESCRIPTION ACTION

Noise,
Vibration, Check that the vehicle is free of noise, vibrations, squeaks, or
Squeaks, or rattles. Tighten any loose fasteners.
Rattles

Check the heater operation after the vehicle has reached


Heater / operating temperature. Operate blower motor at all speeds.
Defrost - Front Operate the system in all modes. Check for hot air at all
appropriate outlets. Check for temperature control operation.

Make sure that the A/C system cools properly. Operate blower
Air
motor at all speeds. Check for cool air at all temperature outlets.
Conditioning
Operate the system in all modes.

Make sure that the electric heated rear defroster operates


Defrost - Rear
correctly. Turn on and feel for warmth.

Check the "on/off" switch. Check the "set" operation. Check the
"resume" function. Check the "accelerate" and "decelerate"
Cruise Control
function. Check the "cancel" button. Check the brake/clutch
(if equipped)
release function. If equipped, verify operation of Adaptive Cruise
Control function.

Set Compass
Variance / Refer to the service information on TechCONNECT for
Calculation (if information regarding compass setting procedures.
equipped)

Electronic With vehicle in four wheel drive, press the sway bar switch to
Sway Bar activate the system. Verify that the "Sway Bar Indicator Light" is
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Disconnect (if illuminated.


equipped)
WARNING:
Do not exceed 18 MPH / 29 KMPH while the
front sway bar is disconnected. Failure to
follow these instructions may result in possible
serious or fatal injury.

Transfer Case Shift the transfer case through all ranges to make sure all shifting
(if equipped) is smooth and operates properly.

Verify that Tire Pressure Monitoring Indicator Light is not


Tire Pressure
illuminated when tires are above minimum inflation
Monitoring
recommendations. Ensure that indicator lamp is not
System
flashing/chiming.

INTERIOR

DESCRIPTION ACTION

Visually From the interior of the vehicle, open and close all doors to make
Inspect Interior sure ease of operation. Fully open and close the glove box to
Parts for make sure proper operation. Fully open and close the console
Damage, Fit, door to make sure proper operation. Check interior panels for
etc. proper fit and free from damage.

Operate and visually inspect all interior lights and switches,


All Interior including: Dome/Map lamps, and if equipped the following: vanity
Lamps and mirror lamps, glove box lamps, ash tray lamp, cigar lighter lamp,
Horn radio lamps, door mounted lamps, illuminated entry system.
Make sure that the horn operates properly.

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DESCRIPTION ACTION

Rear View Check that the rearview mirror's day/night function Is operating
Mirror properly.

Activate front windshield wipers, and if equipped, rear window


Front and Rear wipers and check for proper operation at all speeds. Activate the
Wipers and front and if equipped, the rear washer. Check the spray pattern
Washers for proper operation and aim. Check the intermittent wipe feature
for proper operation.

All interior Door Check all interior door locks for proper operation, including rear
Locks including child safety door locks if equipped. Place in the unlocked
Child Locks position.

INTERIOR

DESCRIPTION ACTION

Steering Wheel
Mounted Check all steering wheel controls for proper operation.
Controls

Cigar Lighter (if


Check cigar lighter for proper operation.
equipped)

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DESCRIPTION ACTION

Power
Fully open and close all power windows to make sure proper
Windows and
operation and sealing. Make sure that the windows operate
Window Lock
properly at each door. Verify that window lock button is operating
Switch (if
properly.
equipped)

Outside Power
Check power mirrors for proper operation.
Mirrors

Power Heated
Mirrors (if Check power heated mirrors for proper operation.
equipped)

Check for correct installation and operation of seat and shoulder


belts, and retractors. Check that the restraint system safety labels
Seats and Seat regarding the use of seatbelts and airbags are in place. Fully
Belts - All cycle the seats for proper adjustments and verify that each seat
Adjustments is securely mounted. Fold down and latch the rear seats. Pull
forward to check that the latches operate correctly. Check for
proper head restraint operation.

Set all clocks to correct time. Refer to Owner's Manual for


Set Clock(s)
information regarding clock setting procedures.

Turn the radio on and check reception in both AM and FM


Audio System modes. Check that the CD player operates properly. Check for
good sound quality from all speakers.

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DESCRIPTION ACTION

Satellite Radio
Turn on satellite radio and verify reception.
(if equipped)

Power Outlet(s) Check all power outlets for proper operation.

Integrated Child Check the child restraints and child seats for proper
Seat / Belt operation.

Heated Seats (if Check for proper operation of heated seats on all power
equipped) levels, on all equipped seats.

EXTERIOR

DESCRIPTION ACTION

Inspect Body and Inspect the body exterior for damage, loose or missing items.
Paint for During the inspection, make sure that no vehicle damage
Damage and Fit/ occurred from the time the vehicle was received and the
Finish beginning of the New Vehicle Preparation.

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DESCRIPTION ACTION

Exterior Lamps -
Operate and visually inspect the following: Headlamps
Headlamps, Turn
(High/Low Beams), turn signals, hazard warning flashers,
Signals,
parking/tail/license plate lamps, reverse/back up lamps, fog
Hazards,
lamps, stop lamps including center mounted stop lamp, daytime
Park/Tail/License
running lamps (if equipped), clearance lamps, cargo bed lamps,
Plate, Trunk
any other lamps.
Lights, etc.

Lock and Unlock


all doors with all Verify all doors lock and unlock with all mechanical keys.
mechanical keys

Doors,
Liftgate Open each door/liftgate/tailgate from the outside to check outside door
and handle operation. Check the door detent. Partially close all doors to
Tailgate - check the open-door detent. Close all doors/liftgates/tailgates to check
Adjust the operation of latches and strikers. Adjust strikers as required. Verify
Strikers as liftgate/tailgate ease of operation.
Needed

Security Alarm
Lock doors using the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter. Verify
Test (if
the operation of the Vehicle Security System warning lamp.
equipped)

Remote Keyless Entry (if Verify that doors unlock properly using all key
equipped) FOBS.

Remote Start (if Verify that engine starts with all keys when using Remote
equipped) Keyless Entry Transmitter.

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Top For Wrangler equipped with soft top, verify opening and closing
(Wrangler) operation. For Hard/Soft Top, verify top fits and is seated properly.

VEHICLE STORAGE

DESCRIPTION ACTION

Keep all protective transit film, wheel Keep all protective transit film, wheel
covers and films on vehicle until sold covers and films on vehicle until sold.

Inflate tire pressure to maximum side Inflate tire pressure to maximum side wall
wall pressure pressure (except heavy duty trucks.)

Remove fuse before storing vehicle to


Remove ignition off draw (IOD) Fuse conserve battery.

FINAL DETAIL & INSPECTION

DESCRIPTION ACTION

Perform all
incomplete
Perform all incomplete recalls and RRTs.
recalls and
RRTs

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DESCRIPTION ACTION

Remove
interior and
Remove exterior protective coatings/coverings from vehicle,
exterior
remove interior protective covers, grease markings on door
Transportation
jambs, unnecessary labels, etc.
Protective
Covers

Inspect paint
Make sure that the body is free from paint chips or scratches.
and body,
Touch up any chips/scratches using thin layers of paint. Make
touch up as
sure that the body is free from dings and dents.
needed

Install IOD
Install fuse prior to delivery.
Fuse

Check the battery state of charge by connecting a digital


Test and record voltmeter at the jump-start locations. The battery voltage should
battery state of be at least 12.4 volts. If charging is necessary, follow the service
charge manual procedures and recharge the battery. Record voltage on
New Vehicle Prep (NVP) form.

Adjust tire
pressures
Adjust tire pressures including spare to door placard.
including spare
to door placard

Wash and Wash the entire vehicle. Clean the tire sidewalls and wheel/wheel
clean vehicle covers (use non - acidic wheel cleaner). Clean exterior/interior
exterior glass surfaces.

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DESCRIPTION ACTION

Clean vehicle Inspect the interior trim, seats, carpeting, and moldings. Clean as
interior necessary.

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