Grand Cherokee 2WD V6-3.7L (2008)
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy traffic.
Towing Tips - Automatic Transmission
The DRIVE (D) range can be selected when towing. However, if frequent shifting occurs while in this range, the TOW/HAUL mode (if equipped), or a
lower gear range, should be selected.
NOTE: Using the TOW/HAUL mode (if equipped), or a lower gear range while operating the vehicle under heavy operating conditions, will
improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup. This action will also provide better engine
The transmission fluid and filter should be changed if you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than 45 minutes of continuous operation. Refer to the "
Maintenance Schedule" in Section 8 for transmission fluid change intervals.
NOTE: Check the transmission fluid level before towing.
Towing Tips - Electronic Speed Control (If Equipped)
Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
When using the speed control, if you experience speed drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until you can get back to cruising speed.
Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to maximize fuel efficiency.
Towing Tips - Cooling System
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions:
City Driving - When stopped for short periods of time, put transmission in neutral and increase engine idle speed.
Highway Driving - Reduce speed.
Air Conditioning - Turn off temporarily.
refer to Cooling System Operating information in the Maintenance section for more information.