Dodge Journey: VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED

The Vehicle Security Alarm (VSA) system monitors the vehicle doors and liftgate for unauthorized entry. If something triggers the alarm, the system will sound the horn intermittently, flash the headlights, park lamps and/or turn signals and flash the Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster.

Rearming of the System

If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to disarm it, the system will turn off the horn after three minutes, turn off all of the visual signals after 15 minutes, and then the system will rearm itself.

To Arm the System

1. Remove the key from the ignition switch and exit the vehicle.

2. Lock the doors and liftgate by pressing the power door LOCK switch or the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.

NOTE: The system will not arm if you lock the doors with the manual door LOCK plungers or the door LOCK cylinder on the driver’s door.

3. Close all doors. The Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster will flash to signal that the system is arming. During this period, opening any door or the liftgate will cancel the arming process.

NOTE: For added security, whenever the Security Alarm is armed, the HomeLink /Garage Door Opener (if equipped) is disabled as well.

To Disarm the System

Either press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter or insert a valid ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the key to the ON position.

NOTE:
• Unlocking the doors with the manual door LOCK plungers or the door LOCK cylinder on the driver’s door will not disarm the system.

• When the system is armed, the interior power door LOCK switches will not unlock the doors.

The Security Alarm system is designed to protect your vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the system will give you a false alarm. If the previously described arming sequence has occurred, the system will arm regardless of whether you are inside or outside the vehicle. If you remain inside the vehicle and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs, disarm the system.

Tamper Alert

If something has triggered the alarm in your absence, the horn will sound three times when you unlock the doors.

Check the vehicle for tampering.

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