Safety and Security

At FCA US LLC, providing our customers with advanced vehicle technologies is a never-ending goal. In particular, this emphasis shows enormous advantages to your fleet in the safety and security of drivers and passengers. Our vehicle lineup incorporates improved handling, accident avoidance, and advanced crash protection features. Through existing and emerging technologies, we are constantly incorporating and improving the outstanding safety and security features in our vehicles.

Rear Cross-Path Detection(3)

In many situations - like parking lots or driveways - this system warns drivers backing out of parking spaces of traffic moving toward their vehicle. It activates any time the vehicle is in Reverse. The driver is notified of vehicle(s) crossing behind the vehicle via illuminated icons on the sideview mirror and with a driver-selected audible chime.


(3) Always check entire surroundings before backing up or changing lanes.

Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS)

In order to help protect vehicle occupants after an accident occurs, EARS automatically engages immediately after air bags(2) deploy. EARS makes it easier for emergency personnel to see and reach occupants in the event of an accident by turning on the interior lighting, unlocking all doors, and shutting off the flow of fuel to the engine.


(2) Certified to the federal regulations that allow less fourceful front air bags. Always use seat belts. Children 12 and under should always be in a backseat correctly using an infant or child restraint system, or with the seat belt positioned correctly for the child's age and size.

Parksense® (Front/Rear Park Assist)(3)

ParkSense ultrasonic sensing technology for Jeep®, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, and Fiat® vehicles assists you at low speeds when you are slowly backing up your vehicle, or during parking maneuvers, working on objects up to six feet away. Four ultrasonic sensors are discreetly integrated into each of the front and rear bumpers of the vehicle, and serve to activate audible warnings and a visual display in the EVIC when the vehicle is close to encountering an object. The signals increase in intensity as the vehicle nears the potential object.


(3) Always check entire surroundings before backing up or changing lanes.

Active or Reactive Front Head Restraints(7)

Front seat active or reactive head restraints move forward and upward in the event of a rear-end collision to decrease the space between the head restraint and occupant's head, thereby helping to reduce the chance of injury.


(7) Always sit proprly with the head restraint properly adjusted. Never place anything in front of the head restraint.

Energy-Absorbing Steering Column

In the event of an accident, the energy-absorbing steering column is designed to cushion the initial blow to the driver's chest during a crash. It is standard on every Chrysler Group LLC vehicle.

Parkview® Rear Backup Camera(3)

This indispensable available asset provides a wide-angle view of the area immediately behind the vehicle, giving the driver greater peace of mind before reversing at low speeds. Contains grid lines to aid the driver when maneuvering into parking spaces or narrow areas. Also aids in lining up a trailer to the vehicle's trailer hitch, when so equipped. The image is displayed on the navigation screen when the transmission is shifted into Reverse.


(3) Always check entire surroundings before backing up or changing lanes.

Uconnect® Phone(5)

Uconnect Phone(5) is an advanced hands-free voice-recognition communication system that links a Bluetooth® wireless phone to the vehicle's audio system. The comprehensive family of Uconnect encompasses a wide variety of navigation and entertainment systems, including GPS Navigation, spoken street names, ecoRoute, "Where Am I?," SiriusXM® Satellite Radio,(6) FM Lifetime Traffic, and much more.


Uconnect offers far more than the security of hands-free Bluetooth compatible phoning while driving. Uconnect can be invaluable for travel, providing real-time geographical and traffic information as well as entertainment, and its appeal for fleets large and small is substantial.

Uconnect Phone is available as a factory-installed option on almost every Chrysler Group LLC vehicle. Consult the specific vehicle information in this Fleet Guide for details.

(5) Requires Bloototh® enabled mobile phone. (6) Sirius services require subscriptions, sold separately after 12-month trial included with vehicle purchase/lease. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement at siriusxm.com. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM service at the end of your complimentary trial. the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. SiriusXM U.S Satelite service available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States, D.C with Sirius also available in PR. Go to www.sirisxm.com/traffic for available coverage. © 2011 SiriusXM Radio Inc.

AIR BAGS(2)

Although common, the type and placement of air bags, and their force of deployment, are factors that differentiate various air bags from each other. At Chrysler Group LLC, our safety engineers carefully test, specify and match air bags to each individual vehicle. This chart describes how different air bags work, where they are placed, the force of their deployment, and the vehicles in which they are utilized.


(2) Certified to the federal regulations that allow less fourceful front air bags. Always use seat belts. Children 12 and under should always be in a backseat correctly using an infant or child restraint system, or with the seat belt positioned correctly for the child's age and size.

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)(1)

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)(1) is an accident avoidance feature designed to electronically detect and automatically assist the driver during critical driving situations and under adverse conditions. ESC technology works by constantly comparing the driver's intended course with the vehicle's actual course, detecting differences between the two, and applying the brakes to individual wheels while controlling engine power to help keep the vehicle on its intended path.

ESC is available on the following vehicles: Chrysler 200 Sedan, Chrysler 300, Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Caliber, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Journey, Dodge Charger, Dodge Grand Caravan, Ram Cargo Van, Ram 1500, Ram 2500 and 3500 Single-Rear-Wheel (SRW) pickups, and FIAT 500 models.

The ESC found on our sport-utility vehicles also utilizes another technology: Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM). ERM monitors both vehicle and driver input. When ERM determines wheel lift is imminent, it applies the appropriate brake. It may also reduce engine power to lessen the chance that wheel lift will occur. ERM will only intervene during very severe or evasive driving maneuvers.

ESC with ERM is either available or standard on the following vehicles: Dodge Journey, Jeep® Compass, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Patriot, Ram 1500, Dodge Durango, Ram 2500 and 3500 SRW.

The following vehicles also have Trailer Sway Control (TSC) or Trailer Sway Damping, additional features of ESC: Dodge Journey, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Ram 1500, Dodge Durango, Ram 2500 and 3500 SRW.

(1) No system, no matter how sophisticated, can repeal the laws of physics or overcome careless driving actions. Performance is limited by available traction, which snow, ice and other conditions can affect. When the ESC warning lamp flashes, the driver needs to use less throttle and adapt speed and driving behaviour to prevailing road conditions. Always drive carefully, consistent with conditions. Always wear your seat belt.

Ready Alert Braking

This system anticipates situations when the driver may initiate an emergency brake stop. It uses the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) (1) system to pump the brakes, setting the brake pads closely against the brake rotors in order to decrease the time required for full brake application.


(1) No system, no matter how sophisticated, can repeal the laws of physics or overcome careless driving actions. Performance is limited by available traction, which snow, ice and other conditions can affect. When the ESC warning lamp flashes, the driver needs to use less throttle and adapt speed and driving behaviour to prevailing road conditions. Always drive carefully, consistent with conditions. Always wear your seat belt.

Hill Descent Control

Allows a smooth and controlled hill descent on rough or slippery terrain without the driver needing to touch the brake pedal. When needed, this system applies the brakes to each wheel individually to reduce forward motion while descending steep grades.

Forward Collision Warning(4)

The forward collision warning system is an in-vehicle electronic system that uses radar to monitor the roadway in front of the vehicle and warns the driver when a potential collision risk exists. Although the system can discern the distance, horizontal direction and angle, and relative speed between the vehicle and the vehicle or object ahead of it in the lane, the warning does not take any automatic action to avoid a collision or to control the vehicle; the driver must remain responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle using both steering and braking, if safe to do so, to avoid a crash.


(4) Forward Collision Warning is a driver convenience system; the driver must remain aware of traffic conditions and be prepared to use brakes to avoid collisions.

Hill Start Assist

Assists the driver when starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. For a short period of time, Hill Start Assist maintains the same level of brake pressure the driver applied, but after the foot has been removed from the brake pedal. The system will release the brake pedal in proportion to the amount of throttle applied. If the throttle is not applied within a short period of time after the foot has been removed from the brake pedal, HSA will automatically release brake pressure.