Dodge 2010 Dakota User guide

2010
IMPORTANT: This User Guide is intended to
familiarize you with the important features of
your vehicle. The DVD enclosed contains your
Owner’s Manual, Navigation Radio or Multimedia
Radio Manual, Warranty Booklets, Tire Warranty
and 24-Hour Towing Assistance (new vehicles
purchased in the U.S.) or Roadside Assistance
(new vehicles purchased in Canada) in electronic
format. We hope you find it useful. If you are the
first registered owner of your vehicle, you may
obtain a printed copy of the Owner’s Manual,
Navigation Radio or Multimedia Radio Manual or
Warranty Booklet by calling 1-800-992-1997 (U.S.)
or 1-800-387-1143 (Canada) or by contacting your
dealer. Replacement manuals may be purchased
by visiting www.techauthority.com.
Copyright © 2009 Chrysler Group LLC.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION/WELCOME
WELCOME FROM
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 2
CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
DRIVER COCKPIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER . . . . . . . . . . 6
GETTING STARTED
KEY FOB . . . . . . . . . . . .
THEFT ALARM . . . . . . . . .
SEAT BELT . . . . . . . . . .
FRONT SEATS . . . . . . . . .
TILT STEERING COLUMN . . .
PROGRAMMABLE FEATURES
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TURN SIGNALS/WIPER/WASHER/HIGH
BEAMS LEVER . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HEADLIGHT SWITCH . . . . . . . . . .
SPEED CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . .
CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . .
POWER SUNROOF . . . . . . . . . . .
WIND BUFFETING . . . . . . . . . . . .
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
ELECTRONICS
NON-TOUCH-SCREEN RADIOS . . . .
NAVIGATION TOUCH-SCREEN RADIO
REMOTE AUDIO CONTROLS . . . . .
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER
POWER OUTLET . . . . . . . . . . .
uconnect™ phone . . . . . . . . . .
VOICE RECOGNITION . . . . . . . . .
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OFF-ROAD CAPABILITIES
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION . . . . 30
UTILITY
REAR CRATE 'N GO® STORAGE . . . .
REAR CARGO AREA UTILITY RAILS . . .
TAILGATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TRAILER TOWING WEIGHTS (MAXIMUM
TRAILER WEIGHT RATINGS) . . . . . .
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . .32
BRAKE/TRANSMISSION INTERLOCK
SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
24 HOUR TOWING ASSISTANCE .
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER WARNING
LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . .
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING . .
JUMP-STARTING . . . . . . . . .
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS . . . .
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . .
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . .
EVENT DATA RECORDER (EDR) .
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
OPENING THE HOOD . . . . . .
ENGINE COMPARTMENT . . . .
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES . . . .
MAINTENANCE CHART . . . . .
FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TIRE PRESSURES . . . . . . . .
WHEEL AND WHEEL TRIM CARE
EXTERIOR BULBS . . . . . . . .
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CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC CUSTOMER
CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CHRYSLER CANADA INC. CUSTOMER
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ASSISTANCE FOR THE HEARING
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PUBLICATIONS ORDERING . . . . . .
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS IN
THE 50 UNITED STATES AND
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TIRE WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . .
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MOPAR ACCESSORIES
MOPAR® ACCESSORIES . . . . . . . . . .65
INTRODUCTION/WELCOME
WELCOME FROM CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
Congratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group LLC vehicle. Be assured that it
represents precision workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all essentials
that are traditional to our vehicles.
IMPORTANT: This User Guide is intended to familiarize you with the important features of
your vehicle. The DVD enclosed contains your Owner’s Manual, Warranty Booklets, Tire
Warranty, and 24 Hour Towing Assistance (new vehicles purchased in the U.S.) or
Roadside Assistance (new vehicles purchased in Canada) in electronic format. We hope
you find it useful. Retail customers may obtain a printed copy of any of these booklets,
call 1-800-890-4038 (U.S.) or 1-800-387-1143 (Canada) or ask your dealer.
For complete owner information, refer to the DVD in the owner’s kit provided at the time
of new vehicle purchase. For your convenience, the information contained on the DVD
may also be printed and saved for future reference.
Not all features shown in this guide may apply to your vehicle.
Chrysler Group LLC is committed to protecting our environment and natural resources. By
converting from paper to electronic delivery for the majority of the user information for
your vehicle, together we greatly reduce the demand for tree-based products and lessen
the stress on our environment.
Vehicles Sold In Canada
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name Chrysler Group LLC shall be
deemed to be deleted and the name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
Driving And Alcohol
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood alcohol levels far below the
legal minimum. If you are drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking
driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your perceptions are less sharp, your
reflexes are slower, and your judgment is impaired when you have been drinking.
Never drink and then drive.
This guide illustrates and describes the operation of features and equipment that are
either standard or optional on this vehicle. This guide may also include a description of
features and equipment that are no longer available or were not ordered on this vehicle.
Please disregard any features and equipment described in this guide that are not
available on this vehicle. Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes in
design and specifications and/or make additions to or improvements to its products
without imposing any obligation upon itself to install them on products previously
manufactured.
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INTRODUCTION/WELCOME
CAUTION!
Never park your vehicle over dry grass or other combustible materials. The heat from
your vehicle exhaust system could cause a fire.
CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP, ATF+4, MOPAR and uconnect are registered trademarks of
Chrysler Group LLC.
COPYRIGHT ©2009 CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
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CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
DRIVER COCKPIT
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CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
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CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
Warning Lights
- Low Fuel Warning Light
- Charging System Light**
- Oil Pressure Warning Light**
- Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light**
- Airbag Warning Light**
- Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Light
- Engine Temperature Warning Light
- Transmission Temperature Warning Light
- Seat Belt Reminder Light
BRAKE
- Brake Warning Light**
- Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)**
- SERV (Service) 4WD Indicator Light
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CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
Indicators
- Turn Signal Indicators
- High Beam Indicator
- Front Fog Light Indicator
- Vehicle Security Indicator*
- TOW/HAUL Indicator
- 4WD LOW Indicator
- Cruise Indicator
- 4WD Indicator
- 4WD LOW Indicator
- Cargo Lamp Indicator
Odometer Messages
door - Door Ajar
gASCAP - Fuel Cap Fault
LoW WASH- Low Washer Fluid
LoW tirE - Low Tire Pressure
noFUSE* - Fuse Fault
CHAngE OIL* - Change Engine Oil
* If equipped
** Bulb Check with Key On
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GETTING STARTED
KEY FOB
Locking And Unlocking The Doors
• Press the LOCK button once to lock all the
doors. Press the UNLOCK button once to
unlock the driver’s door only and twice
within five seconds to unlock all the doors.
• All doors can be programmed to unlock on
the first press of the UNLOCK button.
WARNING!
Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child
or others could be injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake,
brake pedal, or the shift lever. Do not leave the key in the ignition. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
Remote Start
• Press the REMOTE START button 2 twice within five seconds. Pressing the REMOTE
START button a third time shuts the engine off.
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• To drive the vehicle, press the UNLOCK button, insert the key in the ignition and turn
to the ON/RUN position.
• With remote start, the engine will only run for 15 minutes (timeout) unless the ignition
key is placed in the ON/RUN position.
• The vehicle must be started with the key after two consecutive timeouts.
WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or confined area. Exhaust gas
contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon Monoxide
is poisonous and can cause serious injury or death when inhaled.
• Keep Key Fob transmitters away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls could cause serious injury or death.
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GETTING STARTED
Panic Alarm
• Press the PANIC button once to turn the panic alarm on.
• Wait approximately three seconds and press the button a second time to turn the
panic alarm off.
THEFT ALARM
To Arm
• Press the Key Fob LOCK button or the power door lock switch while the door is open.
To Disarm
• Press the Key Fob UNLOCK button or turn the ignition to the ON position.
SEAT BELT
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat using a seat belt properly.
WARNING!
In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer much greater injuries if you are not
properly buckled up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or other passengers, or
you can be thrown out of the vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your vehicle
are buckled up properly.
FRONT SEATS
WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. The sudden movement of
the seat could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be properly adjusted
and you could be injured. Only adjust a seat while the vehicle is parked.
Manual Seat Adjustment
Forward/Rearward
• Lift up on the adjusting bar located at the
front of the seat near the floor and release
at the desired position.
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GETTING STARTED
Lumbar Support/Recliner
• Rotate the lumbar knob, located on the
left-side of the driver's seat, to increase or
decrease the amount of lumbar support.
• Lean forward slightly, lift the recline lever
located on the outboard side of the seat,
then push back to the desired position and
release the lever.
• Lean forward and lift the recline lever to
return the seatback to its normal position.
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the shoulder belt is no longer resting
against your chest. In a collision, you could slide under the seat belt and be seriously
or even fatally injured. Use the recliner only when the vehicle is parked.
Six-Way Power Seat Adjuster — Driver's Side Only
• The power seat controls are located on the
outboard side of the driver's seat cushion.
• The power seat switch controls the forward,
backward, up, or down adjustment.
• The two tilt switches control the tilt up or
down adjustment.
CAUTION!
Do not place any article under any seat as it may cause damage to the seat controls.
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GETTING STARTED
Heated Seats
• The heated seat switches are located on the
center of the instrument panel.
• After turning the ignition ON, press the
switch once to select High-level heating.
Press the switch a second time to select
Low-level heating. Press the switch a third
time to shut the heating elements Off.
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin because of advanced age, chronic
illness, diabetes, spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other
physical condition must exercise care when using the seat heater. It may cause
burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for long periods of time.
• Do not place anything on the seat that insulates against heat, such as a blanket or
cushion. This may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting in a seat that has been
overheated could cause serious burns due to the increased surface temperature of
the seat.
CAUTION!
Repeated overheating of the seat could damage the heating element and/or degrade
the material of the seat.
TILT STEERING COLUMN
• The tilt lever is located on the steering
column, below the turn signal lever.
• Pull the lever toward the steering wheel to
unlock the steering column.
• With one hand firmly on the steering wheel,
move the steering column up or down as
desired.
• Push the lever away from the steering wheel
to lock the column firmly in place.
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GETTING STARTED
WARNING!
Tilting the steering column while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. Without a stable
steering column, you could lose control of the vehicle and have an accident. Adjust
the column only while the vehicle is stopped. Be sure it is locked before driving.
PROGRAMMABLE FEATURES
• The following features may be programmed using the Key Fob transmitter or ignition
switch and driver's door lock switch.
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button while you are inside the vehicle will activate the
Vehicle Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle Security Alarm activated will
cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle Security
Alarm.
Unlock On First Press
• To unlock either the driver's side, or all doors, on the first press of the UNLOCK button:
• Press and hold the LOCK button for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than
10 seconds. Then, press and hold the UNLOCK button while still holding the LOCK
button.
• Release both buttons at the same time.
Auto Unlock Doors On Exit
• To have all of the vehicle doors unlock when any door is opened:
• Enter your vehicle and close all the doors.
• Fasten your seatbelt.
• Within 15 seconds, cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and then back to
LOCK four times ending up in the LOCK position (Do not start the engine).
• Press the power door UNLOCK switch to unlock the doors. A single chime will
indicate that programming is complete.
Auto Door Lock
• To have the doors lock automatically when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph
(24 km/h):
• Enter your vehicle and close all the doors.
• Fasten your seatbelt.
• Within 10 seconds, cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and then back
to LOCK four times ending up in the LOCK position (Do not start the engine).
• Press the power door LOCK switch to lock the doors. A single chime will indicate
that programming is complete.
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GETTING STARTED
Sound Horn With Lock
• To turn the horn chirp on or off when the doors are locked:
• Press the LOCK button for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 6 seconds. Then,
press the PANIC button while still holding the LOCK button. A single chime will
sound to indicate that this feature has changed.
• Release both buttons at the same time.
Flashing Lights With Lock
• The turn signal lights flashing, when the doors are locked or unlocked, feature can be
turned on or off. To turn this feature on or off:
• Press and hold the UNLOCK button for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than
6 seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK button while still holding the UNLOCK
button. A single chime will sound to indicate that this feature has changed.
• Release both buttons at the same time.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
TURN SIGNALS/WIPER/WASHER/HIGH BEAMS LEVER
Turn Signals/Lane Change Assist
• Tap the lever up or down once and the turn signal (right or left) will flash three times
then automatically turn off.
Wipers
Intermittent, Low And High Operation
• Rotate the end of the lever to the first detent position for one of five intermittent
settings, the second detent for low wiper operation and the third detent for high wiper
operation.
Washer Operation
• Push the end of the lever inward to the second detent and hold for as long as spray is
desired.
High Beams
• Pull the lever toward you to activate the high beams.
• A high beam symbol will illuminate in the cluster to indicate the high beams are on.
NOTE: For safe driving, turn off high beams when oncoming traffic is present to prevent
headlight glare and as a courtesy to other motorists.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
HEADLIGHT SWITCH
Automatic Headlights/Parking
Lights/Headlights
• Rotate the headlight switch to the first
detent for parking lights and to the second
detent for headlights.
• Rotate the headlight switch to “A” for AUTO
headlights.
• When set to “A” (AUTO), the system
automatically turns the headlights on or off
based on ambient light levels.
Instrument Panel Dimmer
• Rotate the dimmer control to the extreme bottom position to fully dim the instrument
panel lights and prevent the interior lights from illuminating when a door is opened.
• Rotate the dimmer control up to increase the brightness of the instrument panel when
the parking lights or headlights are on.
• Rotate the dimmer control up to the next detent position to fully brighten the
odometer and radio when the parking lights or headlights are on. Refer to your
Multimedia or Navigation User Manual on the DVD for display dimming.
• Rotate the dimmer control up to the last detent position to turn on the interior lighting.
Cargo Light
• The cargo light is strategically placed lighting that helps illuminate the bed area of the
truck. A cargo light symbol will illuminate in the cluster to indicate the light is on.
• Push the button to turn ON/OFF the cargo lighting.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
SPEED CONTROL
Cruise ON/OFF
• Push the ON/OFF switch to activate the
Speed Control.
• CRUISE will appear in the instrument cluster
to indicate the Speed Control is on.
• Push the ON/OFF switch a second time to
turn the system off.
Set
• With the Speed Control on, push and
release the SET switch to set a desired
speed.
Accel/Decel
• Push and hold the RESUME/ACCEL switch to accelerate or push and hold the DECEL
switch to decelerate the vehicle; release the switch to save the new set speed.
• Once a speed is set, pushing the RESUME/ACCEL switch once or the DECEL switch
once will increase or decrease the set speed approximately 1 mph (2 km/h).
Cancel
• Push the CANCEL switch, or apply the brakes or clutch, to cancel the set speed and
maintain the set speed memory.
• Push the ON/OFF switch to turn the system off and erase the set speed memory.
Resume
• To resume a previously selected set speed in memory, push the RESUME/ACCEL
switch and release.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
CLIMATE CONTROLS
Air Recirculation
• Use recirculation for maximum A/C operation.
• For window defogging, turn the recirculation off.
• Recirculation is not allowed in defrost, floor, defrost/floor (mix) modes.
POWER SUNROOF
• The power sunroof switch is located on the overhead console.
WARNING!
• Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in the ignition switch. Occupants,
particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the power sunroof
while operating the power sunroof switch. Such entrapment may result in serious
injury or death.
• In an accident, there is a greater risk of being thrown from a vehicle with an open
sunroof. You could also be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten your seat belt
properly and make sure all passengers are properly secured too.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof. Never allow your fingers, other
body parts, or any object to project through the sunroof opening. Injury may result.
Opening Sunroof
Express
• Press the switch rearward and release. The sunroof will fully open and stop
automatically.
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OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE
Closing Sunroof
Express
• Press the switch forward and release. The sunroof will close automatically from any
position.
Manual Open/Close
• Press and hold the switch rearward to open or forward to close the sunroof. Any
release of the switch will stop the movement, and the sunroof will remain in a partially
open or closed position until the switch is pressed again.
Venting Sunroof
• Press and release the "V" button, and the sunroof will open to the vent position. This
is called “Express Vent” and will occur regardless of sunroof position. During Express
Vent operation, any movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
Pinch Protection Feature
• This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of the sunroof during Express
Close operation. If an obstruction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the sunroof
will automatically return to the open position.
NOTE: Pinch protection is disabled while the switch is pressed and held during manual
opening and closing of the sunroof.
WIND BUFFETING
• Wind buffeting can be described as a helicopter-type percussion sound. If buffeting
occurs with the rear windows open, adjust the front and rear windows together.
• If buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening, or adjust any
window. This will minimize buffeting.
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ELECTRONICS
NON-TOUCH-SCREEN RADIOS
RES Radio
RES/RSC Radio
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ELECTRONICS
REQ Radio
NOTE: uconnect™ phone and Voice Recognition are vehicle options which must be
ordered separately. The buttons on the radio will only be active if the vehicle has been
equipped with the option.
• The radio sales code is located on the lower right side of the radio faceplate.
• Unless otherwise noted, the information provided on the operation and functionality
of the radios in this section is common to all non-touch-screen radios.
Seek Up/Down Buttons
• Press and release to search for and stop at the next listenable station in AM/FM mode.
• Holding either button will bypass stations without stopping.
Audio Settings
• Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS, MID, TREBLE, BALANCE and FADE will
display. Rotate the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to select the desired setting.
Auxiliary Mode
• The auxiliary (AUX) jack allows a portable device, such as an MP3 player or a cassette
player, to be plugged into the radio and utilize the vehicle’s audio system and play
through the vehicle speakers.
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ELECTRONICS
Clock Setting
• Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink; turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
knob to set the hours.
• Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until the minutes begin to blink; turn the
TUNE/SCROLL control knob to set the minutes.
• Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to save the time change.
• To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds.
Station Presets
• Press the SET/RND button once and SET 1 will show in the display. Then select the
button (1–6).
• A second station may be added to each push button. Press the SET/RND button twice
and SET 2 will show in the display, then select button (1–6).
How To Load Multiple CD's / DVD's
REQ Radio Only
• Press the LOAD button and then push the button with the corresponding number (1–6)
where the CD is being loaded. The radio will display PLEASE WAIT and prompt when to
INSERT DISC.
• After the radio displays INSERT DISC, insert the CD into the player. The radio display
will show LOADING DISC when the disc is loading and “READING DISC” when the radio
is reading the disc.
• Press the eject button and then the corresponding number (1–6) to eject the desired
disc.
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ELECTRONICS
NAVIGATION TOUCH-SCREEN RADIO
NOTE: uconnect™ phone and Voice Recognition are vehicle options which must be
ordered separately. The buttons on the radio will only be active if the vehicle has been
equipped with the option.
• This navigation radio requires digital data from a navigation database. The data in the
navigation database is licensed from Navigation Technologies®. Not all roads are
digitized.
• For software updates, visit http://www.chrysler.com/en/owners/mygig/ website, visit
http://www.navteq.com website, or contact your authorized dealer for the latest
available software.
Seek Up/Down
• Press to seek through radio stations in AM, FM, or SAT bands. Seek through tracks in
CD or iPod® modes or through songs in the HDD playlist.
Radio Mode
• Press the RADIO / MEDIA hard-key to display the different radio modes, then press
desired soft-key to select AM, FM, SAT, HDD or AUX.
Auxiliary Mode
• The auxiliary (AUX) jack allows a portable device, such as an MP3 player or a cassette
player, to be plugged into the radio and utilize the vehicle’s audio system and play
through the vehicle speakers.
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ELECTRONICS
Clock Setting
Manually Adjust Time
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Turn the radio on, then touch the screen where the time is displayed.
Touch the USER CLOCK soft-key.
To adjust the hours, touch either the HOUR FORWARD or HOUR BACKWARD soft-key.
To adjust the minutes, touch either the MINUTE FORWARD or MINUTE BACKWARD
soft-key.
• To save the new time setting, touch the screen where the word “Save” is displayed.
Store Radio Presets
• Press the RADIO/MEDIA hard-key repeatedly until AM FM SAT is displayed in the upper
left corner of the screen.
• Select the radio band by touching either the AM, FM, or SAT soft-key.
• Find the station to store by either pressing the SEEK UP/DOWN hard-key, or touch the
SCAN soft-key, DIRECT TUNE soft-key or the left and right arrows.
• Once the station is found, touch and hold one of the PRESET soft-keys in the list to the
right until you hear a confirmation beep.
Hard Disc Drive Operation
Copy Complete Audio Disc To Hard-Drive
• Press the OPEN / CLOSE hard-key and insert a disc, then press the MENU hard-key.
• Touch the MY FILES soft-key then select MY MUSIC.
• Touch the IMPORT MUSIC FILES soft-key then touch the FROM DISC soft-key.
Copying From USB
• Insert a USB device then select MY MUSIC.
• Touch the IMPORT MUSIC FILES soft-key, then touch the FROM USB soft-key in the next
screen.
• Select the folders or titles you would like to copy, then touch the DONE soft-key to
start the copy process.
Copy Pictures To The Hard-Drive
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Insert either a CD or a USB device containing your pictures.
Touch the MY PICTURES soft-key to get an overview of the currently stored images.
Press one of the ADD PICTURES soft-keys, then select the type of media inserted.
Use the PAGE soft-keys to page through a list of pictures and press the picture you
would like to import.
• Confirm your selection by touching the YES soft-key. The imported picture is now
available in the MANAGE MY PICTURES screen.
• In order to display the imported picture in the radio screen, touch the desired picture
soft-key.
• Select this picture by pressing the PICTURE VIEW soft-key. A check mark indicates the
currently used picture.
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ELECTRONICS
Cleaning Your Touch-Screen Radio
• Do not spray any liquid or caustic chemicals directly on the screen. Use a clean and
dry micro fiber lens cleaning cloth in order to clean the touch-screen.
• If necessary, use a lint-free cloth dampened with a cleaning solution such as isopropyl
alcohol or an isopropyl alcohol and water solution ratio of 50:50. Be sure to follow the
solvent manufacture's precautions and directions.
Navigation
NOTE: Many features of this radio are speed dependent. For your own safety, it is not
possible to use the touch-screen keyboard to enter a name (e.g., street name) while the
vehicle is in motion. Pull over at a safe location to complete your task.
• The Navigation system receives GPS signals from satellites to display the position of
your vehicle.
New Destination
• Press the NAV hard-key to access the Navigation Main Menu.
• Touch the NEW DESTINATION soft-key to program a destination, then select the
destination soft-key of your choice.
Program/Storing Home Address
• Press the NAV hard-key to access the Navigation Main Menu.
• Touch the GUIDE ME HOME soft-key, then touch the STREET ADDRESS soft-key.
• Touch the STATE soft-key, then enter your state name into the speller; select your state
from the list and press the CHANGE soft-key.
• Touch the INPUT STREET NAME soft-key and enter your street name into the speller.
• Touch the CONTINUE soft-key and enter your address into the speller; touch the
CONTINUE soft-key again.
• Touch the city name and touch the SAVE soft-key to complete programming.
Change Stored Home Address
• Press the MENU hard-key, then touch the MY FILES soft-key.
• Touch the MY ADDRESS BOOK soft-key, then touch the HOME soft-key.
• In the Home Address Information screen touch the EDIT CONTACT soft-key, then touch
the CHANGE ADDRESS soft-key in the next screen.
• Touch the INPUT STREET NAME soft-key and enter your street name into the speller.
• Touch the CONTINUE soft-key and enter your address into the speller; touch the
CONTINUE soft-key again.
• Touch the city name and touch the SAVE soft-key to complete programming.
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Guide Me Home
• Press the NAV hard-key to access the Navigation Main Menu.
• Touch the GUIDE ME HOME soft-key to route you back to your home destination from
your current location. Touch the GO soft-key to start your trip.
Map
• Press the NAV hard-key to access the Navigation Main Menu.
• Touch the MAP soft-key to display a map of your current position.
REMOTE AUDIO CONTROLS
• The switches are located on the rear surface
of the steering wheel.
Right Switch
• Press the switch up or down to increase and
decrease the volume.
• Press the button in the center to change
modes AM/FM/CD/SAT.
Left Switch
• Press the switch up or down to search for
the next listenable station or select the next
or previous CD track.
• Press the button in the center to select the next preset station (Radio) or to change
CDs if equipped with a CD Changer.
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER
Programming HomeLink®
Begin Programming
• The HomeLink® buttons are located in the
overhead console.
• The Compass Mini-Trip Computer
illuminates the HomeLink® symbol along
with 1, 2 or 3 indicators under it, when a
HomeLink® button is pressed. The
indicators will flash at different rates, or
remain solid during training.
• Erase all channels before you begin training by holding the two outside buttons for up
to 20 seconds until the indicators begin to flash.
• Park your vehicle outside of the garage and turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
position.
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• Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm) from the HomeLink® buttons
while keeping the indicator light in view.
• Simultaneously, press and hold both the chosen HomeLink® button and the
hand-held transmitter button until the HomeLink® indicator flash rate changes from a
slow to a rapidly blinking light, then release both the HomeLink® and the hand held
transmitter buttons. This may take up to 30 seconds, or longer, in rare cases.
• Press and hold the just-trained HomeLink® button; if the indicator light stays on
constantly, programming is complete and the garage door should open.
WARNING!
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close while you are training the universal
transceiver. Do not train the transceiver if people or pets are in the path of the door
or gate. Only use this transceiver with a garage door opener that has a “stop and
reverse” feature as required by Federal safety standards. This includes most garage
door opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not use a garage door opener
without these safety features. Call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet, at
www.HomeLink.com for safety information or assistance.
• Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your
vehicle in the garage while training the transceiver. Exhaust gas can cause serious
injury or death.
NOTE: If you are having difficulty training your HomeLink® and your garage door opener
was manufactured after 1995, you may have a rolling code. Follow the steps for
Programming A Rolling Code System.
Programming A Rolling Code System
• At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), locate the “learn” or “training”
button. This can usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is attached to the
garage door opener motor (it is NOT the button normally used to open and close the
door).
• Firmly press and release the “learn” or “training” button. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer. Within 30 seconds, return to the vehicle and press
the programmed HomeLink® button twice (holding the button for two seconds each
time). If the device is plugged in and activates, programming is complete.
• If the device does not activate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to
complete the training.
Using HomeLink®
• To operate, simply press and release the programmed HomeLink® button and the
trained device will operate.
• Refer to your Owner’s Manual on the DVD for further details. If you have any problems
programming HomeLink®, or require assistance, please call toll-free 1–800–355–3515
or, on the Internet at www.HomeLink.com.
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POWER OUTLET
• There are two 12-volt electrical outlets on this vehicle.
• The outlet on the front console has power available only when the ignition is in the ON
position. If desired, this outlet can be converted by your authorized dealer to provide
power with the ignition switch in the LOCK position.
• The second outlet in the center console is powered directly from the battery (power
available at all times). Items plugged into this outlet may discharge the battery and/or
prevent engine starting.
NOTE: Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160
Watt (13 Amp) power rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the system will need to be
replaced.
uconnect™ phone
• The uconnect™ phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, in-vehicle communications
system.
• The uconnect™ phone allows you to dial a phone number with your cellular phone
using simple voice commands.
• Please refer to uconnect™ phone in the uconnect™ User's Manual on the DVD for
further details.
WARNING!
• Any voice commanded system should be used only in safe driving conditions
following local laws and phone use. All attention should be kept on the roadway
ahead. Failure to do so may result in an accident causing serious injury or death.
• Your phone must be turned on and paired to the uconnect™ phone to allow use of
this vehicle feature in emergency situations, when the cellular phone has network
coverage and stays paired to the uconnect™ phone.
NOTE: The uconnect™ phone requires a cellular phone equipped with the Bluetooth®
Hands-Free Profile, Version 0.96 or higher. For uconnect™ customer support, call
1–877–855–8400.
Phone Pairing
NOTE: Pairing is a one-time initial setup before using the phone. You will also need to
follow the Bluetooth instructions in your cell phone user guide to complete the phone
pairing setup.
• Press the Phone button
to begin.
• Wait for the “ready” prompt and beep.
• (After the BEEP), say “uconnect setup”.
• (After the BEEP), say “phone pairing”.
• (After the BEEP) say, “pair a phone”.
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• Follow the audible prompts.
• You will be asked to create a four-digit PIN which you will later need to enter into your
phone (typically..settings, bluetooth, device, list, new).
• You will then be prompted to give the phone pairing a name (each phone paired
should have a unique name).
• Next you will be asked to give this new pairing a priority of 1 thru 7 (up to seven
phones may be paired).
Making A Phone Call
• Press the Phone button
.
• (After the BEEP), say “dial” (or “call” to a name).
• (After the BEEP), say number (or name).
Phonebook (uconnect™ local) Edit
• Press the Phone button
.
• (After the BEEP), say “phonebook”.
• (After the BEEP), say “new entry” or “list names” or “delete”.
• Follow the prompts.
Receiving A Call – Accept (And End)
• When an incoming call rings / is announced on uconnect™, press the Phone
.
button
• To end a call, press the Phone button
.
Mute (Or Unmute) Microphone During Call
• During a call, press the Voice button
.
• (After the BEEP), say “mute on” (or “mute off ”).
Transfer Ongoing Call Between Handset And Vehicle
• During a call, press the Voice button
.
• (After the BEEP), say “transfer call”.
Changing The Volume
• Start a dialogue by pressing the Phone button
normal call.
, then adjust the volume during a
• Use the radio ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the volume to a comfortable level
while the uconnect™ system is speaking. Please note the volume setting for
uconnect™ is different than the audio system.
NOTE: To access the tutorial, press the uconnect™ hard-key. After the BEEP, say
“tutorial”. Press any hard-key or touch the display to cancel the tutorial.
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VOICE RECOGNITION
• The Voice Recognition (VR) system allows you to control your AM, FM radio, satellite
radio, disc player, and a memo recorder. When you press the VR button
, you will
hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give a command. If you do not say a command
within a few seconds, the system will present you with a list of options. If you ever
wish to interrupt the system while it lists options, press the VR button
, listen for
the BEEP, and say your command.
• Please refer to uconnect™ tunes in the uconnect™ User's Manual on the DVD for
further details.
Changing The Volume
• Start a dialogue by pressing the VR button
, then say a command (e.g., “tutorial”).
• Use the radio ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the volume to a comfortable level
while the Voice Recognition system is speaking. Please note the volume setting for
Voice Recognition is different than the audio system.
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only in safe driving conditions and all
attention should be kept on the roadway ahead. Failure to do so may result in an
accident causing serious injury or death.
. After the BEEP, say “tutorial”.
NOTE: To access the tutorial, press the VR button
Press any hard-key or touch the display to cancel the tutorial.
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OFF-ROAD CAPABILITIES
NOTE: The transfer case NEUTRAL
position is selected by pressing the
recessed button located on the lower
left-hand corner of the 4WD Control
Switch. The transfer case NEUTRAL
position is to be used for recreational
towing only. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in Section 5 for specific
procedures on shifting into and out of
NEUTRAL.
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE
OPERATION
• This is an electric-shift transfer case
and is operated by the 4WD Control
Switch (Transfer Case Switch), which
is located on the instrument panel.
• The transfer case provides four mode
positions:
• Two-wheel drive high range (2WD)
• Four-wheel drive lock range (4WD
LOCK)
NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift
while only the front or rear wheels are
spinning. The NV233/243 transfer case
is not equipped with a synchronizer and,
therefore, the front and rear driveshaft
speeds must be equal for the shift to
take place. Shifting while only the front
or rear wheels are spinning can cause
damage to the transfer case.
• Four-wheel drive low range (4WD
LOW)
• NEUTRAL (N)
• This transfer case is designed to be
driven in the two-wheel drive position
(2WD) for normal street and highway
conditions on dry, hard-surfaced
roads.
WARNING!
• When additional traction is required,
the transfer case 4WD LOCK and 4WD
LOW positions can be used to lock the
front and rear driveshafts together
and force the front and rear wheels to
rotate at the same speed. This is
accomplished by rotating the 4WD
Control Switch to the desired
position. The 4WD LOCK and 4WD
LOW positions are designed for loose
or slippery road surfaces only.
You or others could be injured if you
leave the vehicle unattended with the
transfer case in the NEUTRAL position
without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case
NEUTRAL position disengages both
the front and rear driveshafts from
the powertrain and will allow the
vehicle to move regardless of the
transmission position. The parking
brake should always be applied when
the driver is not in the vehicle.
• Driving in the 4WD LOCK and 4WD
LOW positions on dry hard-surfaced
roads may cause increased tire wear
and damage to the driveline
components.
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UTILITY
REAR CRATE 'N GO®
STORAGE
REAR CARGO AREA UTILITY
RAILS
• There are four adjustable cleats in the
pick-up bed that can be used to assist
in securing cargo. Each cleat must be
located and tightened down in one of
the detents along either rail, in order
to keep cargo properly secure.
TAILGATE
Tailgate Removal
• To simplify mounting a camper unit
with an overhang, the tailgate can be
removed quickly. Follow these steps:
• Open the tailgate to a 45-degree
angle.
• Unclip and remove the cables from
the box while maintaining a
45-degree angle.
• The rear Crate 'n Go® storage, located
under the rear seat lower cushion,
consists of two removable, collapsible
storage crates.
• Lift the tailgate off of the pivot on
the passenger side by pulling
upward and rearward at the same
time.
• To open the crates, lift upward on the
crate handles and engage the crate
end flaps.
• Slide the tailgate to the passenger
side while making sure clearance
from the box and taillight is
maintained.
• To remove the crate, press on the
release lever, located on the ends of
the base, and lift up on the crate.
• To reinstall the tailgate, do the
following:
• To install the crate into the base,
insert the crate into the inboard slot
and push down on the outboard side
of the crate, then snap into place.
• Slide the tailgate onto the driver's
side pivot.
• Hold the tailgate at a 45 degree
angle and insert it into the
passenger side pivot.
• To collapse the crate, push the crate
end flaps inward to disengage. Push
the sides inward and snap into place.
• Clip the cables to the box.
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Two–Position Tailgate/Upper
Load Platform
CAUTION!
(Continued)
• Ensure the load is securely tied
down and is properly identified
according to local laws if it extends
beyond the tail lights.
• Loading should not exceed 400 lbs
(181 kg) of material suspended
above the wheelhouse and
partially open tailgate or vehicle
damage may result.
• Your tailgate can be opened to the
full-open or the partial-open position.
The partial-open position is for
loading objects longer than the
length of the bed (sheets of plywood,
etc.) by creating an upper load
platform:
Installing Lumber
• Place lumber across the box in the
indentations provided above the
wheel housings and in the bulkhead
dividers, to form the floor. There are
indents in the sheet metal (or bed
liner if equipped) on the inner side of
the box in front (Crew Cab® only) and
behind both wheel housings.
TRAILER TOWING WEIGHTS
(MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT
RATINGS)
NOTE: For trailer towing information
(maximum trailer weight ratings) refer to
the following website addresses:
• http:// www.dodge.com/towing
• http:// www.dodge.ca (Canada)
• Secure the tailgate in the
partially-open position.
• Open the tailgate slightly.
• Snap the tailgate support cable
between the cable guide and the
tailgate bumper. Do this on both
sides of the tailgate.
RECREATIONAL TOWING
(BEHIND MOTORHOME,
ETC.)
• To return the tailgate to the full-open
position:
Two-Wheel Drive Models
• Recreational towing of two-wheel
drive models is not allowable. Towing
the vehicle with the transmission in
NEUTRAL can cause severe
transmission damage. Removal of the
driveshaft for towing is not
recommended, since this would allow
fluid to drain from the transmission.
• Lift up on the tailgate.
• Remove both cables from between
the cable guides and the tailgate
bumpers, and lower the tailgate.
CAUTION!
• Care should always be exercised
when operating a vehicle with
cargo. Vehicle speeds may need to
be reduced. Severe turns or rough
roads may cause shifting or
bouncing of the cargo that may
result in vehicle damage.
(Continued)
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Four-Wheel Drive Models
• Using the point of a ballpoint pen
or similar object, press the transfer
case NEUTRAL button for four
seconds.
CAUTION!
• Internal damage to the transfer
case will occur if a front or rear
wheel lift is used when recreational
towing.
• The transfer case must be shifted
into NEUTRAL for recreational
towing. The NEUTRAL button is
located on the lower left hand
corner of the 4WD Control Switch.
Shifts into and out of transfer case
NEUTRAL can take place with the
selector switch in any mode
position.
• Automatic transmissions must be
placed in PARK position for
recreational towing.
• Manual transmissions must be
placed in gear (for example, fourth
gear) for recreational towing.
Failure to follow these procedures
can cause severe transmission
and/or transfer case damage.
• After the shift is completed and the
NEUTRAL light comes on, release
the NEUTRAL button.
• Start the engine and shift the
automatic transmission into
REVERSE.
• Release the brake pedal for five
seconds and ensure that there is
no vehicle movement.
• Repeat the previous step with the
transmission in DRIVE.
• Shut the engine OFF, and place the
Key Fob in the unlocked OFF
position.
• Shift the automatic transmission
into PARK. Shift manual
transmissions into fourth gear.
• Attach the vehicle to the tow
vehicle with a tow bar and
disconnect the negative battery
cable.
Recreational Towing Procedure
• Refer to your Owner's Manual on
the DVD for further details.
• Use the following procedure to
prepare your vehicle for recreational
towing.
CAUTION!
• Bring the vehicle to a complete
stop, shut the engine OFF and turn
the Key Fob to the ON position (do
not start the engine).
It is necessary to follow these steps to
be certain that the transfer case is
fully in NEUTRAL before recreational
towing to prevent damage to internal
parts.
• Press the brake pedal and shift the
automatic transmission into
NEUTRAL, or press the clutch pedal
to the floor on a manual
transmission.
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NOTE:
• The first two steps are requirements
that must be met prior to pressing the
NEUTRAL button, and must continue
to be met until the four seconds
elapse and the shift has been
completed. If any of these
requirements (with the exception of
Key Fob ON) are not met prior to
pressing the NEUTRAL button or are
no longer met during the four second
timer, then the NEUTRAL indicator
light will flash continuously until all
requirements are met or until the
NEUTRAL button is released.
• The Key Fob must be ON for a shift to
take place and for the position
indicator lights to be operable. If the
Key Fob in not ON, the shift will not
take place and no position indicator
lights will be on or flashing.
• A Flashing NEUTRAL position indicator
light indicates that shift requirements
have not been met.
BRAKE/TRANSMISSION
INTERLOCK SYSTEM
• This system prevents you from
moving the shift lever out of PARK and
into any gear unless the brake pedal
is pressed.
• This system is active only when the
ignition switch is in the ON position.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
24 HOUR TOWING ASSISTANCE
• Dial toll-free 1-800-521-2779.
• Provide your name, vehicle identification number and license plate number.
• Provide your location, including telephone number, from which you are calling.
• Briefly describe the nature of the problem and answer a few simple questions.
• You will be given the name of the service provider and an estimated time of arrival. If
you feel you are in an “unsafe situation”, please let us know. With your consent, we
will contact local police or safety authorities.
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER WARNING LIGHTS
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Light
• A Tire Pressure Monitoring Light and a “low tire” message will display in your
instrument cluster along with an audible chime if one or more of your vehicle’s four
road tires are significantly under-inflated.
• Check the inflation pressure of each tire and inflate to the recommended pressure for
your vehicle. The tire pressures recommended for your vehicle are found on the “Tire
and Loading Information” label located on the driver’s side door opening. The TPMS
light should not be used as a tire pressure gauge when adjusting your tire pressure.
• It is recommended that you check the tire pressure in the morning when tires are cool;
inflate each tire to the recommended pressure for your vehicle. The light will turn off
after your vehicle’s tire pressures are properly inflated and the pressure has been
recognized. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(25 km/h) before the light will turn off.
• Temperature changes can affect tire pressure, causing the TPMS light to turn on. Tire
pressures will also increase as the vehicle is driven – this is normal and you should
not adjust for this increased pressure.
• Driving on under-inflated tires reduces your vehicle’s fuel efficiency and tire tread life.
If a spare tire is in use on the vehicle, the TPMS light may turn on.
- Engine Temperature Warning Light
• This light warns of an overheated engine condition.
• If the light turns on and a warning chime sounds while driving, safely pull over and
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also, shift the transmission into
NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to normal,
turn the engine off immediately.
• We recommend that you do not operate the vehicle or engine damage will occur. Have
the vehicle serviced immediately.
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WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or others could be badly burned by
steam or boiling coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealership for service if
your vehicle overheats.
BRAKE - Brake Warning Light
• The Brake Warning light illuminates when there is either a system malfunction or the
parking brake is applied. If the light is on and the parking brake is not applied, it
indicates a possible brake hydraulic malfunction, brake booster problem or an
Anti-Lock Brake System problem.
• We recommend you drive to the nearest Service Center and have the vehicle serviced
immediately.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is dangerous. Part of the brake system
may have failed. It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have an accident.
Have the vehicle checked immediately.
- Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
• Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap, poor fuel quality, etc., may
illuminate the MIL after engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light stays
on through several typical driving cycles. In most situations, the vehicle will drive
normally and not require towing.
• If the MIL flashes when the engine is running, serious conditions may exist that could
lead to immediate loss of power or severe catalytic converter damage. We recommend
you do not operate the vehicle. Have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible if this
occurs.
- Charging System Light
• This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. If the charging system
light remains on, it means that the vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
system.
• We recommend you do not continue driving if the charging system light is on. Have the
vehicle serviced immediately.
- Oil Pressure Warning Light
• This light indicates low engine oil pressure. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will sound for four
minutes when this light turns on.
• We recommend you do not operate the vehicle or engine damage will occur. Have the
vehicle serviced immediately.
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- Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
• This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS).
• If the light is not on during starting, stays on, or turns on while driving, we recommend
you drive to the nearest Service Center and have the system serviced as soon as
possible.
- Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
• This light informs you of a problem with the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system.
• If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the engine is running. Cycle the
ignition key when the vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is placed in
the PARK position; the light should turn off.
• If the light remains lit with the engine running, your vehicle will usually be drivable;
however, see an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is
flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is required and you may
experience reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your
vehicle may require towing.
- Airbag Warning Light
• If the light is not on during starting, stays on, or turns on while driving, we recommend
you drive to the nearest Service Center and have the system serviced as soon as
possible.
- SVC (Service) 4WD Indicator Light
• If the light stays on or comes on during driving, it means that the 4WD system is not
functioning properly and that service is required. We recommend you drive to the
nearest Service Center as soon as possible.
- Transmission Temperature Warning Light
• This light indicates that there is excessive transmission fluid temperature that might
occur with severe usage such as trailer towing. If this light comes on, stop the vehicle
and run the engine at idle, with the transmission in NEUTRAL, until the light turns off.
Once the light turns off you may continue to drive normally.
Fuel Cap/Loose Gas Cap Message
• If a “gas cap” message (shown as gASCAP) appears, tighten the gas cap until a
“clicking” sound is heard.
• Press the odometer reset button to turn the message off.
• If the message continues to appear for more than three days after tightening the gas
cap, see your dealer.
Oil Change Indicator
Message
• If an “oil change” message (shown as CHAngE OIL) appears and a single chime
sounds, it is time for your next required oil change.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Resetting The Light After Servicing
• Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position (do not start engine).
• Fully depress the accelerator pedal three times within 10 seconds.
• Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
• In any of the following situations, you can reduce the potential for overheating by
taking the appropriate action.
• On the highways — slow down.
• In city traffic — while stopped, shift transmission into NEUTRAL, but do not increase
engine idle speed.
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down an impending overheat
condition:
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C system adds heat to the engine
cooling system and turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
• You can also turn the Temperature Control to maximum heat, the Mode Control to floor
and the Fan Control to high. This allows the heater core to act as a supplement to the
radiator and aids in removing heat from the engine cooling system.
• If the temperature reading does not return to normal, turn the engine off immediately.
• We recommend that you do not operate the vehicle or engine damage will occur. Have
the vehicle serviced immediately.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge
reads HOT (H), pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air conditioner
turned off until the pointer drops back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on
HOT (H), and you hear continuous chimes, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine coolant (antifreeze) or steam from
your radiator. If you see or hear steam coming from under the hood, do not open the
hood until the radiator has had time to cool. Never try to open a cooling system
pressure cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving traffic.
Pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack
or changing the wheel.
• Getting under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The vehicle could slip off the jack
and fall on you. You could be crushed. Never get any part of your body under a
vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a
service center where it can be raised on a lift.
• The jack is designed to use as a tool for changing tires only. The jack should not be
used to lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle should be jacked on a firm
level surface only. Avoid ice or slippery areas.
• If it is necessary to retrieve the spare tire from under the vehicle on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of
being hit.
Jack Location
Extended Cab
• The scissor jack and tire changing tools are
stowed in a compartment under the rear
passenger seat.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Crew Cab®
• The scissor jack and tire changing tools are
accessed by lifting up the rear passenger
seat.
• The jack is secured in place by turning the
jack screw until the jack is secured into
place.
• A finger-operated helper tool is provided to
assist removal and stowage of the jack. This
tool must be removed to operate the jack for
changing the spare tire.
Spare Tire Stowage
• To remove the spare tire, remove the jack-handle components from the storage
compartment and assemble them.
• Attach the wheel wrench to the jack extension tube and insert the tube through the
access hole in the rear bumper and into the winch mechanism tube.
• Rotate the wheel wrench handle counterclockwise until the spare tire is on the ground
with enough cable slack to allow you to pull it out from under the vehicle.
• When the spare is clear, tilt the retainer at the end of the cable and pull it through the
center of the wheel.
Preparations For Jacking
• Park on a firm, level surface. Avoid ice or slippery areas.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull
far enough off the road to avoid being hit when operating the jack or changing the
wheel.
• Set the parking brake and shift the automatic transmission into PARK. On Four-Wheel
Drive vehicles, shift the transfer case to the 4L position.
• Turn the ignition to LOCK and turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
• Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally opposite of the jacking position.
For example, if changing the right front tire, block the left rear wheel.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the
vehicle when the vehicle is being jacked.
Jacking And Tire Changing Instructions
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing procedures to help prevent personal injury or
damage to your vehicle: Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the edge of
the roadway as possible before raising the vehicle.
• Remove the spare tire, jack and tools from their stored location.
• Loosen (but do not remove) the wheel lug nuts by turning them to the left one turn
while the wheel is still on the ground.
• Assemble the jack and jacking tools. Connect the jack handle driver to the extension,
then to the lug wrench.
• Place the jack:
• For front wheels, place the jack under the frame rail behind the wheel. Locate the
jack as far forward as possible on the straight part of the frame prior to inboard
transition.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
• For rear wheels, place the jack under the axle between the u-bolts attaching the
spring to the axle.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
• Turn the jack screw clockwise to firmly engage the jack saddle with the lift area.
• Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw clockwise. Raise the vehicle only until the
tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is obtained to install the spare tire.
WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make the vehicle less stable and cause
an accident. It could slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only
enough to remove the tire.
• Remove the lug nuts and wheel.
• Position the spare wheel/tire on the vehicle and install the lug nuts with the
cone-shaped end toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts clockwise. To avoid
the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not tighten the nuts fully until the vehicle
has been lowered.
• Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left, and remove the jack and wheel
blocks.
• Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the wrench while tightening for
increased leverage. Alternate nuts until each one has been tightened twice. The
correct wheel nut tightness is 120 to 160 ft lbs (163 to 217 N·m). If in doubt about the
correct tightness, have them checked with a torque wrench by your authorized dealer
or at a service station.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack, thrown forward in a collision or hard stop, could endanger the
occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in the places
provided.
• Secure the jack and tools in their proper locations.
• For convenience in checking the spare tire inflation, stow with the valve stem toward
the rear of the vehicle. Continue winching up the tire until you hear the winch click
three times.
NOTE: To Stow the Flat or Spare: The wheel retainer does not fit through the center of
the aluminum wheel. The tire must be stored in a safe manner in the bed of the truck.
JUMP-STARTING
WARNING!
Any procedure other than the following could result in:
• Personal injury caused by electrolyte squirting out the battery vent,
• Personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion,
• Damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle or of the immobilized
vehicle.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
WARNING!
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start
anytime the ignition switch is ON. You can be hurt by the fan.
• Remove any metal jewelry, such as watch bands or bracelets, that might make an
inadvertent electrical contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution; do not allow battery fluid to contact eyes,
skin or clothing. Do not lean over a battery when attaching clamps or allow the
clamps to touch each other. If acid splashes in your eyes or on skin, flush the
contaminated area immediately with large quantities of water.
• A battery generates hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Keep flames
or sparks away from the battery vent holes. Don’t lean over the battery when
attaching clamps or allow the clamps to touch each other.
• Do not use a booster battery or any other booster source with an output that
exceeds 12-volts (i.e., do not use a 24-volt power source).
• Check the battery test indicator (if equipped). If a light or bright colored dot is visible
in the indicator, DO NOT jump-start the battery. If the indicator is dark or shows a
green dot, proceed as follows:
• Remove all metal jewelry, such as watch bands or bracelets, which might make an
unintended electrical contact.
WARNING!
• Do not permit vehicles to touch each other as this could establish a ground
connection and personal injury could result.
• Do not connect the cable to the negative post of the discharged battery. The
resulting electrical spark could cause the battery to explode and could result in
personal injury.
• Park the booster vehicle within cable reach but without letting the vehicles touch. Set
the parking brake on both vehicles, shift the automatic transmission into PARK, and
turn the ignition to LOCK.
• Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical loads.
• Connect one end of a jumper cable to the positive terminal of the booster battery.
Connect the other end of the same cable to the positive terminal of the discharged
battery.
• Connect the other cable, first to the negative terminal of the booster battery and then
to the engine ground (-) of the vehicle with the discharged battery. Make sure you
have a good contact on the engine ground.
• Start the engine in the vehicle which has the booster battery; let the engine idle a few
minutes.
• Start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
• When removing the jumper cables, reverse the above sequence exactly. Be careful of
the moving belts and fan.
WARNING!
During cold weather when temperatures are below the freezing point, electrolyte in a
discharged battery may freeze. Do not attempt jump-starting because the battery
could rupture or explode. The battery temperature must be brought up above the
freezing point before attempting a jump-start.
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS
• If your vehicle is equipped with tow hooks, they are mounted in the front and the rear.
NOTE: For off-road recovery, it is recommended to use both of the front tow hooks to
minimize the risk of damage to the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Chains are not recommended for freeing a stuck vehicle. Chains may break, causing
serious injury or death.
• Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow hooks. Tow straps and chains may
break, causing serious injury.
CAUTION!
Tow hooks are for emergency use only, to rescue a vehicle stranded off road. Do not
use tow hooks for tow truck hookup or highway towing. You could damage your
vehicle. Tow straps are recommended when towing the vehicle; chains may cause
vehicle damage.
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Flatbed Towing (all four
wheels suspended OFF
the ground)
Recommended Method
Recommended Method
Flat Towing (all four
wheels on the ground)
NOT Permitted
NOT Permitted
Model
Two-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
Front Wheels Raised,
Rear Wheels on the
Ground
Shift lever must be In
NEUTRAL, the speed
less then 30 mph
(48 km/h) and the
distance traveled less
than 15 mi (24 km).
NOT Permitted without a
towing dolly
NOT Permitted without a
towing dolly
Rear Wheels Raised,
Front Wheels on the
Ground
May be used
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
• If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand or snow, it can often be moved by a
rocking motion. Turn your steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
front wheels. Then move the shift lever back and forth between REVERSE and 1st gear.
Using minimal accelerator pedal pressure to maintain the rocking motion, without
spinning the wheels, is most effective.
• Allow the engine to idle with the shift lever in NEUTRAL for at least one minute after
every five rocking-motion cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce the risk of
transmission failure during prolonged efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds
may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not
spin your vehicle's wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) when you are stuck. Do not
let anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
WARNING!
• Chains are not recommended for freeing a stuck vehicle. Chains may break, causing
serious injury or death.
• Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow hooks. Tow straps and chains may
break, causing serious injury.
CAUTION!
Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast may lead to transmission
overheating and failure. It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels above
30 mph (48 km/h).
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
EVENT DATA RECORDER (EDR)
• This vehicle is equipped with an Event Data Recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an
EDR is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air bag
deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a
vehicle's systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to vehicle
dynamics and safety systems for a short period of time, typically 30 seconds or less.
The EDR in this vehicle is designed to record such data as:
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were buckled/fastened;
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or brake pedal;
and,
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
• This data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which a
crash and injuries occur. NOTE: EDR data is recorded by your vehicle only if a
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data is recorded by the EDR under normal driving
conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) is
recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR
data with the type of personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash
investigation.
• To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required, and access to the
vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if
they have access to the vehicle or the EDR.
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
OPENING THE HOOD
• Pull the hood release lever located below the steering wheel at the base of the
instrument panel.
• Reach into the opening beneath the center of the hood and move the safety latch lever
while lifting the hood at the same time.
WARNING!
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your vehicle. If the hood is not fully
latched, it could open when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision. Failure to
follow this warning could result in serious injury or death.
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3.7L Engine
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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4.7L Engine
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
Component
Engine Coolant - 3.7L,
4.7L
Engine Oil with Filter
3.7L, 4.7L
Fuel Selection 3.7L,
4.7L
Engine Oil Filter 3.7L,
4.7L
Spark Plug 3.7L
Spark Plug 4.7L
Automatic
Transmission
Transfer Case
Front Axle
Rear Axle
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering
Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant Five
Year /100,000 Mile Formula HOAT
(Hybrid Organic Additive
Technology) or equivalent.
API certified 5W-20 engine oil,
meeting the requirements of
Chrysler Material Standard
MS-6395. Refer to your oil filler cap
for correct SAE grade.
87 Octane
MOPAR® Engine Oil Filter or
equivalent.
ZFR6F-11G (Gap 0.043 in [1.09 mm])
Upper Bank — FR8TE2 (Gap
0.039 in [0.99 mm]) Lower Bank —
FR8T1332 (Gap 0.051 in [1.30 mm]).
MOPAR® ATF+4® Automatic
Transmission Fluid or equivalent
licensed ATF+4® product.
MOPAR® ATF+4® Automatic
Transmission Fluid or equivalent
licensed ATF+4® product.
SAE 75W-90 Multi-Purpose Type,
GL-5 Gear Lubricant (MS-9763) or
equivalent.
SAE 75W-140 Synthetic Gear
Lubricant (MS-8985). Limited-slip
rear axles require MOPAR®
Limited-Slip Additive (MS-10111) or
equivalent. Whenever a fluid
change is made, 4 oz (118 ml)
should be added to the gear
lubricant.
MOPAR® DOT 3 and SAE J1703
should be used or equivalent. If
DOT 3 is not available, then DOT 4
is acceptable. Use only
recommended Brake Fluids.
MOPAR® Power Steering Fluid +4 or
MOPAR® ATF+4® Automatic
Transmission Fluid or equivalent
licensed ATF+4® product.
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Capacities
13.3 Quarts (12.5 Liters)
Includes heater and
coolant recovery bottle
filled to MAX level.
3.7L Engine - 5 Quarts
(4.7 Liters) 4.7L Engine
- 6 Quarts (5.7 Liters)
22 Gallons ( 83 Liters)
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
X
X
54
24
30
X
X
X
X
42
48
54
60
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
• Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for the complete maintenance schedule.
Change the transfer case fluid if using your vehicle for
any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, off-road, or
frequent trailer towing.
Replace top row of spark plugs (4.7L engine).
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Replace the spark plugs (3.7L engines).
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Change the automatic transmission fluid & filter(s) if
using your vehicle for any of the following: police, taxi,
fleet, or frequent trailer towing.
X
X
Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot
seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage,
wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if
necessary.
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Inspect the exhaust system. Perform the first
inspection at 12,000 miles (20,000 km) or 12 months.
X
X
Inspect the transfer case fluid.
X
Inspect the CV joints. Perform the first inspection at
12,000 miles (20,000 km) or 12 months.
Inspect the front and rear axle fluid if using your
vehicle for any of the following: police, taxi, off-road or
frequent trailer towing.
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66
72
78
24,000 30,000 36,000 42,000 48,000 54,000 60,000 66,000 72,000 78,000
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
X
X
Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
X
X
18
18,000
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 70,000 80,000 90,000 100,000 110,000 120,000 130,000
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12,000
If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or
off-road conditions. Inspect the engine air cleaner
filter, replace if necessary.
X
Rotate the tires.
Or Kilometers: 10,000
6
Miles: 6,000
Or Months:
Change the engine oil and filter.
MAINTENANCE CHART
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Maintenance Record
Odometer
Date
Signature, Authorized Service Center
6,000 Miles
(10,000 km) or
6 Months
12,000 Miles
(20,000 km) or
12 Months
18,000 Miles
(30,000 km) or
18 Months
24,000 Miles
(40,000 km) or
24 Months
30,000 Miles
(50,000 km) or
30 Months
36,000 Miles
(60,000 km) or
36 Months
42,000 Miles
(70,000 km) or
42 Months
48,000 Miles
(80,000 km) or
48 Months
54,000 Miles
(90,000 km) or
54 Months
60,000 Miles
(100,000 km)
or 60 Months
66,000 Miles
(110,000 km)
or 66 Months
72,000 Miles
(120,000 km)
or 72 Months
78,000 Miles
(130,000 km)
or 78 Months
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FUSES
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Power Distribution Center
• The Power Distribution Center located on the left side of the engine compartment. This
center contains cartridge fuses, mini fuses and relays.
Cavity
1
2
3
4
5
6
Cartridge Fuse
—
—
30 Amp Pink
50 Amp Red
—
Mini-Fuse
—
—
—
20 Amp Yellow
7
10 Amp Red
8
10 Amp Red
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
—
—
2 Amp Gray
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
25 Amp Natural
16
17
18
19
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
15 Amp Blue
20
20 Amp Yellow
21
22
23
24
25
25 Amp Natural
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
15 Amp Blue
26
27
28
29
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
30
31
—
—
30 Amp Green
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Description
Spare
Spare
Electric Brake
Power Seat
Spare
Ignition Off Draw (IOD) Cabin
Compartment Node (CCN), Radio
Powertrain Control Module
(PCM)/Fuel/RAD/AC Coils
Cabin Compartment Node
(CCN)/Mirror/4x4
Spare
Run/Start Ignition Switch
AC Clutch
Trailer Tow Lt Stop/Turn
Trailer Tow Rt Stop/Turn
Ignition Off Draw (IOD) #2
Trans/Powertrain Control Module
(PCM)
Horn
ABS Feed (Valves)
Fuel Pump
Center High-Mounted Stop Light
(CHMSL)
Cabin Compartment Node (CCN)
Door Locks/Brake Transmission
Shift Interlock (BTSI)
Audio Amp
Power Outlet (Switchable)
Fog Lamps
Powertrain Control Module (PCM) B+
Cabin Compartment Node (CCN)
Illumination
Ignition Run/Start Feed
Power Mirror
Power Outlet
Front Control Module (FCM) 4
(Wipers)
Spare
Ignition Run/AC/Windows
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Cavity
32
Cartridge Fuse
30 Amp Pink
33
34
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
40 Amp Green
—
—
20 Amp Blue
30 Amp Pink
40 Amp Green
30 Amp Pink
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
Mini-Fuse
—
—
—
25 Amp Natural
—
20 Amp Blue
30 Amp Pink
40 Amp Green
40 Amp Green
—
40 Amp Green
—
—
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
—
—
—
—
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
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Description
Front Control Module (FCM) 1 (Ext.
Lights # 1)
Auto Shut Down (ASD)
Front Control Module (FCM) 2 (Ext.
Light # 2)
HVAC Blower Motor
Spare
Spare
Spare
Starter Solenoid
Ignition Run Feeds
Wiper Motor
Front Control Module (FCM) 5
(T-Case)
Lt Park Lamps
Rt Park Lamps
Trailer Tow Park Lamps
Airbag System # 2
Spare
Sunroof/Sound Box
Trailer Tow B+
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
Module (Pump)
Park Lamps
Spare
Rear Defogger
Spare
Spare
Heated Seats
Airbag System # 2
Heated Seats
HVAC Module
ABS Module
Front Control Module (FCM) 3
(Reverse Lamps)
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
TIRE PRESSURES
• Check the inflation pressure of each tire, including the spare tire, at least monthly and
inflate to the recommended pressure for your vehicle.
• The tire pressures recommended for your vehicle are found on the “Tire and Loading
Information” label located on the driver’s side door opening.
NOTE: Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for more information on the life of tires.
WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading can cause tire failure, affect
vehicle handling, and increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the recommended
load capacity for your vehicle. Never overload them.
WARNING!
Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can cause accidents. Under-inflation is
the leading cause of tire failure and may result in severe cracking, component
separation, or “blow out”. Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion shock.
Objects on the road and chuck holes can cause damage that results in tire failure.
Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your
vehicle. Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail
suddenly, resulting in loss of vehicle control.
WHEEL AND WHEEL TRIM CARE
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and chrome plated wheels should be
cleaned regularly with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
• To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent or select a nonabrasive, non-acidic cleaner.
CAUTION!
Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush, or metal polishes. Do not use
oven cleaner. These products may damage the wheels protective finish. Avoid
automatic car washes that use acidic solutions or harsh brushes that may damage the
wheels protective finish. Only MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner or equivalent is recommended.
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
EXTERIOR BULBS
LIGHT BULBS – Exterior
Backup, Tail, Stop, Turn Lamp
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
Fog Lamp - If Equipped
Front Park/Turn Signal
Front Side Marker
Headlamp
License Lamp
Cargo Lamp
Bulb Number
3057
921
PSX24W
3157NA
3157NA
H13
168
921
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CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
CUSTOMER CENTER
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its
constituents, and certain vehicle
components contain, or emit,
chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth
defects, or other reproductive harm.
In addition, certain fluids contained
in vehicles and certain products of
component wear contain, or emit,
chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth
defects, or other reproductive harm.
P.O. Box 21–8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
Phone: 1–800–992–1997
CHRYSLER CANADA INC.
CUSTOMER CENTER
P.O. Box 1621
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Phone: 1–800–465–2001
PUBLICATIONS ORDERING
ASSISTANCE FOR THE
HEARING IMPAIRED
• If you are the first registered retail
owner of your vehicle, you may obtain
a free printed copy of the Owner's
Manual, Warranty Booklet or Radio
Manuals on your DVD by calling
1–800–992–1997 (U.S.) or
1–800–387–1143 (Canada) or by
contacting your dealer.
• To assist customers who have hearing
difficulties, the manufacturer has
installed special TDD
(Telecommunication Devices for the
Deaf ) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech
impaired customer, who has access to
a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can
communicate with the manufacturer
by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
Canadian residents with hearing
difficulties that require assistance can
use the special needs relay service
offered by Bell Canada. For TTY
teletypewriter users, dial 711 and for
Voice callers, dial 1–800–855–0511 to
connect with a Bell Relay Service
operator.
• Replacement User Guides or DVDs or,
if you prefer, a printed copy of the
Owner's Manual, Warranty Booklet or
Radio Manuals may be purchased by
visiting www.techauthority.com or by
calling 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.) or
1–800–387–1143 (Canada). Visa,
Master Card, American Express and
Discover orders are accepted. If you
prefer mailing your order, please call
the above numbers for an order form.
NOTE: A street address is required
when ordering manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
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CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
IN THE 50 UNITED STATES
AND WASHINGTON, D.C.
TIRE WARRANTY
• If you believe that your vehicle has a
defect that could cause a crash or
cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
manufacturer.
• When a tire is removed from service
due to a covered warranty condition
under a tire manufacturer’s “Limited
Warranty Program”, you may be
eligible for a free tire replacement or a
comparable new tire on a “prorated
basis”.
• If NHTSA receives similar complaints,
it may open an investigation, and if it
finds that a safety defect exists in a
group of vehicles, it may order a recall
and remedy campaign. However,
NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you,
your authorized dealer, and the
manufacturer.
• Certain conditions, such as irregular
wear or tire damage due to road
hazards, collision, improper inflation,
intentional alteration, and misuse,
are excluded from the Limited
Warranty Program. The Limited
Warranty Program expires when your
tires either wear to a specified tread
depth, and/or after a period of time
from the date of purchase, as stated
in the Tire Warranty on the DVD.
Tire Limited Warranty And
Adjustment Policy
• To contact NHTSA, you may either call
the Auto Safety Hotline toll free at
1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–
9153), or go to http://
www.safercar.gov; or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New
Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building,
Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also
obtain other information about motor
vehicle safety from
http://www.safercar.gov.
NOTE: Refer to the Tire Warranty on
the DVD for specific information relating
to the manufacturer's limited warranty
for the tires installed on your vehicle.
The DVD can play on any computer or
DVD player. If you have any questions
regarding the limited tire warranty
coverage, contact your local Chrysler
dealer or your local authorized tire
dealer. If you cannot access the DVD
and would like a paper copy of the
limited warranty for the tires installed
on your vehicle, call 1-800-922-1997
(U.S.) or 1-800-387-1143 (Canada) or ask
your Chrysler dealer.
In Canada
• If you believe that your vehicle has a
safety defect, you should contact the
Customer Service Department
immediately. Canadian customers
who wish to report a safety defect to
the Canadian government should
write to: Transport Canada, Motor
Vehicle Defect Investigations and
Recalls, 2780 Sheffield Road, Ottawa,
Ontario K1B 3V9.
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CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
Disclaimer:
WARNING!
• THE TIRE MANUFACTURER’S LIMITED
WARRANTY PROGRAM, THE DETAILS
OF WHICH CAN BE FOUND, ON THE
OWNERS MANUAL DVD, THE TIRE
MANUFACTURER’S WEBSITE OR AT
ANY AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER
ARE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES
OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, ARISING BY LAW OR
OTHERWISE, INCLUDING FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR
MERCHANTABILITY. THE TIRE
MANUFACTURER EXPRESSLY
DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST
PROFIT, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF
GOODWILL, LOSS OF REPUTATION,
PUNITIVE OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE,
COST OR LOSS OF ANY KIND. SOME
STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT
ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION
OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION
OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU.
(Continued)
• Tires should be inspected regularly
by a qualified technician for signs
of damage, such as punctures,
impacts, underinflation or
overloading.
• Progressive air loss may result from
punctures, cuts, curbing, impacts
or partial bead unseating.
Some fitment causes for air loss are:
• Incomplete bead seating.
• Bead tearing caused by a machine
tool due to insufficient lubrication
or improper adjustment.
• Leaking valve core or rubber valve
components (these should be
replaced when problems are
detected and whenever tires are
replaced).
• Tire failure due to improper repairs.
• See Rubber Manufacturer's
Association (RMA) established
repair procedures at www.rma.org
for information on proper repair
procedures. Never perform a
temporary repair or use an inner
tube as a substitute for a proper
repair. Only qualified persons
should repair tires.
• Explosion of tire/rim assembly due
to improper mounting.
• Only specially trained persons
should mount tires.
• Failure to mount tires on approved
rims.
• Failure to deflate single or dual
assemblies completely before
demounting.
WARNING!
NOTE: Refer to the Owner's Manual on
the DVD for complete warning
information that could prevent
accidents, injuries and even deaths.
WARNING!
Death, serious injury and/or property
damage may result from:
• Tire failure due to impact damage
and/or improper maintenance.
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CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
Using Lift Kits
Tire Service Life
• Use of lift kits with some vehicle/tire
combinations can cause instability or
loss of control. When changing tire
sizes, always consult an installer for
optimum rim width and carefully
check vehicle/tire clearances.
• The service life of a tire is dependent
upon varying factors including, but
not limited to, your driving style, tire
pressure and distance driven.
WARNING!
Check Your Tires For Damage
Tires and the spare tire should be
replaced after six years, regardless of
the remaining tread. Failure to follow
this warning can result in sudden tire
failure. You could lose control and
have an accident resulting in serious
injury or death.
• Frequent (at least monthly) inspection
of your tires for signs of damage,
uneven tread wear and their general
condition is important for safety.
Impacts, penetrations, cracks, knots,
bulges or air loss always require tire
removal and expert inspection.
• Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry
place with as little exposure to the
light as possible.
• Protect tires from contact with oil,
grease, and gasoline.
NOTE: All tire warranties are made by
the tire manufacturer. Tires are not
covered under your Chrysler New Vehicle
Limited Warranty.
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MOPAR ACCESSORIES
MOPAR® ACCESSORIES
• The following highlights just some of the authentic Dodge Truck Accessories by
MOPAR® that have been engineered to customize your Dodge Dakota.
• To see the full line of accessories stop by your Dodge dealer or visit MOPAR.com.
CHROME:
• Exhaust Tip
• 18” chrome Cast
Aluminum Wheel
• Tubular Side Steps
• Front Air Deflector
EXTERIOR:
• Under The Rail Bedliner
• Side Window Air
Deflectors
• Fiberglass Tonneau Cover • Bed Extender
• Snapless Tonneau Cover • Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover
• Molded Splash Guards
• Hitch Receiver
INTERIOR:
• Premium Carpet Floor
Mats
ELECTRONICS:
• Portable Navigation
Systems
• iPod® Adapter
• Fuel Filler Door
• Grille
• Fender Flares
• Bed Mat
• Tuner Style Tail lamps
• Door Sill Guards
• Slush Mats
• uconnect™ web (WiFi)
• Sirius Satellite Radio
• uconnect™ gps
(RER Radio)
• uconnect™ tunes
(REN Radio)
CARRIERS:
• Bed Mounted Bike Carrier • Bed Mounted Cargo
Basket With Cargo Net
• Sport Utility Bars
• Bed Mounted Ski and
Snowboard Carrier
(accommodates all
carriers)
iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
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• Roof Mount Bike Carrier
• Diamond Plate Toolbox
NOTES
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DODGE.com
This guide has been prepared to help you get
quickly acquainted with your new Dodge and
to provide a convenient reference source for
common questions. However, it is not a
substitute for your Owner’s Manual.
For complete operational instructions,
maintenance procedures and important safety
messages, please consult your Owner’s
Manual, Navigation Radio User Manual,
Multimedia User Manual and other Warning
Labels in your vehicle.
Not all features shown in this guide may apply
to your vehicle. For additional information on
accessories to help personalize your vehicle,
visit www.mopar.com or your local
Dodge dealer.
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Dakota
First Printing
User Guide