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PLUG-IN Features

High Voltage Safety Information


{ Warning

Exposure to high voltage can cause shock, burns, and even death. The high voltage components in the

vehicle can only be serviced by

technicians with special training.

High voltage components are

identified by labels. Do not remove, open, take apart, or modify these

components. High voltage cable or wiring has orange covering or

labels. Do not probe, tamper with,

cut, or modify high voltage cable or wiring.

This vehicle has a high voltage battery and a standard 12-volt battery.

If the vehicle is in a crash, the sensing system may shut down the high

voltage system. When this occurs, the high voltage battery is disconnected


and the vehicle will not start. The

SERVICE VEHICLE SOON message in the Driver Information Center (DIC) will be displayed. Before the vehicle

can be operated again, it must be serviced at your dealer.


{ Warning

Damage to the high voltage battery or high voltage system can create a risk of electric shock, overheating,

or fire.

If the vehicle is damaged from a moderate to severe crash, flood, fire, or other event, the vehicle

should be inspected as soon as

possible. Until the vehicle has been inspected, store it outside at least

15 m (50 ft) from any structure or anything that can burn. Ventilate

the vehicle by opening a window or a door.

Contact your dealer as soon as

possible to determine whether an inspection is needed.


See Battery - North America 0 334 for important safety information. If an

airbag has inflated, see What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates? 0 89.

Only a trained service technician with the proper knowledge and tools

should inspect, test, or replace the

high voltage battery. See your dealer if either the 12-volt battery or the high

voltage battery needs service.


This section explains the process for charging the high voltage battery. Do not allow the vehicle to remain in

temperature extremes for long periods without being driven or plugged in.

It is recommended that the vehicle be plugged in when temperatures are

below 0 °C (32 °F) and above 32 °C (90 °F) to maximize high voltage

battery life.

When using the portable charge cord included with the vehicle, it will take approximately 20 hours to charge the vehicle with the 8 amp AC current

setting or 12.5 hours using the

12 amp AC current setting. When

using a charging station capable of




16 amps or more, it will take

approximately 4.5 hours to charge the vehicle. Charge times will vary with

outside temperature. There are three ways to program how the vehicle is

charged. See Programmable Charging (PLUG-IN Only) 0 150.

The charging system may run fans

and pumps that result in sounds from the vehicle while it is turned off.

Additional unexpected clicking sounds may be caused by the electrical

devices used while charging.

While the charge cord is plugged into the vehicle, the vehicle cannot be

driven. Charging Start Charge

A portable charge cord used to charge the vehicle high voltage battery is

stored in the trunk under the load floor.

1. Place the vehicle in P (Park) with the ignition off.

2. Push the rearward edge of the

charge port door in and release to open the door.

In cold weather conditions, ice

may form around the charge port door. Remove ice from the area

before attempting to open or close the charge port door.

3. Open the trunk. Lift the load floor cover and remove the

charge cord.

4. Plug the charge cord into the electrical outlet. See Electrical

Requirements for Battery Charging (PLUG-IN Only) 0 293. Verify the charge cord status. See Charge

Cord (PLUG-IN Only) 0 287. Select

the appropriate charge level using the Charge Limit

Preference screen on the

infotainment display. See Charge Limit Selectionunder

Programmable Charging (PLUG-IN Only) 0 150.



5. Plug in the vehicle plug of the

charge cord into the charge port on the vehicle. Verify that the

charging status indicator illuminates on top of the

instrument panel and an audible beep occurs. See Charging Status Feedback (PLUG-IN Only) 0 283.

6. If equipped, to arm the charge

cord theft alert, lock the vehicle with the RKE transmitter. To

disable this feature, see Charge Cord Theft Alertin Vehicle

Personalization 0 168.



End Charge

1. Unlock the vehicle with the RKE transmitter to disarm the charge cord theft alert.


2. Unplug the vehicle plug of the charge cord from the vehicle.

3. Close the charge port door by

pushing firmly on the rearward edge of the door surface.

4. Unplug the charge cord from the electrical outlet.

5. Place the charge cord into the storage compartment.

Charge Cord

Important Information About Portable Electric Vehicle Charging

. Charging an electric vehicle can stress a buildings electrical

system more than a typical household appliance.


. Before you plug in to any electrical outlet, have a qualified electrician

inspect and verify the electrical system (electrical outlet, wiring,

junctions, and protection devices)

for heavy-duty service at a 12 amp continuous load.

. Electrical outlets may wear out

with normal usage or be damaged over time, making them unsuitable for electric vehicle charging.

. Check the electrical outlet/plug while charging and discontinue

use if the electrical outlet/plug is

hot, then have the electrical outlet serviced by a qualified electrician.

. When outdoors, plug into an electrical outlet that is


. Mount the charging cord to reduce strain on the electrical outlet/plug.



{ Danger

Improper use of portable electric vehicle charge cords may cause a

fire, electrical shock, or burns, and may result in damage to property, serious injury, or death.

. Do not use extension cords, multi-outlet power strips,

splitters, grounding adaptors, surge protectors, or similar


. Do not use an electrical outlet that is worn or damaged,

or will not hold the plug firmly in place.

. Do not use an electrical outlet that is not properly grounded.

. Do not use an electrical outlet that is on a circuit with other electrical loads.

Charge Cord Status Indicators

See Charge Cord (PLUG-IN Only) 0 287.


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