2011 Dodge Charger Police Supplement

2011
OWNER’S MANUAL
Charger
POLICE SUPPLEMENT
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 manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual 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
manual that are not 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.
INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel. The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly
to the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
The negative power connection should be made to body
sheet metal adjacent to the negative battery connection.
This connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the
roof or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used
in mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may
affect the accuracy or operation of the compass on
vehicles so equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use
only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to
ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications equipment and the
vehicle’s electronic systems.
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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 manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual 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
manual that are not 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.
Copyright © 2010 Chrysler Group LLC
INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel. The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly
to the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
The negative power connection should be made to body
sheet metal adjacent to the negative battery connection.
This connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the
roof or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used
in mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may
affect the accuracy or operation of the compass on
vehicles so equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use
only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to
ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications equipment and the
vehicle’s electronic systems.
SECTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
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INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
This booklet is a supplement to the Owner’s Manual
prepared with the assistance of service and engineering
specialists, and is intended to aid the operators of police
or fleet vehicles (used in severe duty, high-mileage operations) in understanding the operation and required
maintenance procedures for such vehicles. It covers
maintenance procedures for vehicles equipped with
heavy-duty packages. However, other vehicles operated
under the conditions listed below are also considered
“severe service” vehicles, and should be serviced and
maintained as prescribed in this booklet. This supplement applies to rear-wheel drive passenger cars only. You
are urged to read this publication and the Owner’s
Manual carefully.
Refer to the Police Upfitter’s Guide provided with your
vehicle, prior to the addition of any aftermarket equipment.
Following the instructions and recommendations provided herein, will help assure safe and reliable operation
of your vehicle. After you have read the booklet, it should
be stored in the vehicle for convenient reference and
remain with the vehicle when sold.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Modified Rear Door – Locks, Levers, And
Window Switches — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
▫ Airbag Deployment Zones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
MODIFIED REAR DOOR – LOCKS, LEVERS, AND
WINDOW SWITCHES — IF EQUIPPED
The emergency rear door lock knob is located on the front
portion of each rear door panel, visible when the front
door is opened. Pull the knob out to unlock the door. The
rear doors can be locked from the outside of the vehicle
by pushing the knob in.
Both rear passenger doors are inoperable from the rear
seat position, inside of the vehicle. There are three ways
to operate the rear door locks:
• The emergency rear door lock knob on the front
portion of each rear door panel
• Either front door lock switch
• The remote keyless entry transmitter
The rear windows are inoperable from the rear door
switches. Rear windows are only operable by the driver
door master switch.
Emergency Door Lock Knob
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
Driver/passenger airbags affect the way police equipment can be safely mounted in police vehicles.
Any surface that could come into contact with an airbag,
once it has been deployed, must not damage the airbag or
alter its deployment path.
The addition of the supplemental equipment (such as
radios, weapons, mounting brackets, cage, etc.), must be
installed such that it will not interfere or come in contact
with a deploying airbag. Airbag deployment zones are
described below. Sharp edges, corners or protrusions on
supplemental equipment, could damage the nylon airbag
material and reduce the effectiveness of the airbag during
a deployment.
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WARNING!
• Vehicles equipped with left and right-side curtain
airbags must use police cages, which have been
approved by the equipment manufacturer, for use
in the vehicle.
• The area where the side-curtain airbag is located
should remain free from any obstructions.
• If your vehicle is equipped with left and right side
curtain airbags, care must be taken when installing any type of roof equipment. Drilling and
installation of fasteners or other equipment that
may interfere with the side-curtain airbags and
airbag wiring harness, is not permitted. Furthermore, make sure that no equipment or fasteners
are located in the airbag deployment zone.
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not place objects or mount equipment in front
of the airbag module cover, or in front of the seat
areas that may come in contact with a deploying
airbag.
• Dash, tunnel or console-mounted equipment
should not be placed outside of the specified zone.
• Failure to follow these instructions could result in
personal injury.
Airbag Deployment Zones
There are four zones to be aware of:
1. Driver Airbag Deployment Zone (Fig. 1), and Driver
Airbag/Steering Wheel Specifications (Fig. 2)
2. Passenger Airbag Deployment Zone (Fig. 3) and (Fig.
4)
3. Side-Curtain Airbag Deployment Zone (Fig. 5)
4. Seat-Mounted Airbag Deployment Zone (Fig. 6)
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Figure 1 - Driver Airbag Deployment Zone, depicts the
following.
1. Vertical Plane Passing Through Center of Steering
Wheel
2. 18.5 in (47 cm)
3. Vertical Plane Passing Through Maximum Rearward
Point that the Driver Airbag Cushion Reaches
4. Steering Wheel
5. Driver Airbag Retainer/Housing
6. Driver Airbag Cushion
Figure 1
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DRIVER AIRBAG/STEERING COLUMN SPECIFICATIONS
DRIVER AIRBAG CUSHION POSITION
DAB Diameter When De26.5 in (67 cm)
ployed (Full)
DAB Depth When De15 in (38 cm)
ployed (Full)
Maximum Rearward Displacement During De18.5 in (47 cm)
ployment (Fill)
STEERING COLUMN TILT POSITION RANGE
+/– 2.7 Degrees from Steering Column Tilt Pivot
Point
21.0 Degrees from Vertical is the Nominal Position
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Figure 2 - Driver Airbag Lateral Deployment Zone,
depicts the following.
1. Driver Seating Reference
2. Driver Airbag Cushion Lateral Deployment Zone,
28 in (71 cm).
Figure 2
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
Figure 3 - Passenger Airbag Deployment Zone, depicts
the following.
1. Passenger Airbag Cushion
2. Vertical Plane from Point of Instrument Panel
3. Passenger Airbag Module
4. Instrument Panel
5. Vertical Plane Passing Through the Maximum Rearward Point that the Passenger Airbag Cushion Reaches
6. 18.5 in (47 cm)
Figure 3
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Figure 4 - Passenger Airbag Lateral Deployment Zone,
depicts the following.
1. 2.75 in (7 cm)
2. Passenger Airbag Cushion Deployment Zone
3. 20 in (52 cm)
4. Reference Point
Figure 4
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Figure 5
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Figure 5 - Side-Curtain Airbag Deployment Zone, depicts 8. 14.5 in (37 cm)
the following.
9. 16 in (40.5 cm)
1. Cross-Sectional Area Side View
10. B-Pillar Trim
2. 8.7 in (22 cm)
11. Side-Curtain Airbag Inflator Module
3. 3.5 in (9 cm)
12. 3.5 in (9 cm)
4. 17.7 in (45 cm)
5. 40.7 in (103.5 cm)
6. 19.8 in (50.5 cm)
7. 3.5 in (9 cm)
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Figure 6
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Figure 6 - Seat-Mounted Airbag Deployment Zone, depicts the following.
1. Front Driver’s Seat
2. 177 in (450 cm)
3. 78.7 in (200 cm)
4. 78.7 in (200 cm)
5. Seat-Mounted Airbag
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 Lights
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
▫ Front Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
▫ Stealth Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
▫ Additional Power Leads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
▫ Spot Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
䡵 Console Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
▫ Dome Light — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
▫ Equipment Mounting Bracket —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
䡵 Adjustable Pedals — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 22
䡵 Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
LIGHTS
Stealth Mode
This vehicle is designed for periods of surveillance. The
dimmer control is located next to the headlight switch,
and is located on the left side of the instrument panel. By
rotating the dimmer control to the extreme bottom “OFF”
position to “stealth mode” all interior illumination except
for PRNDL, odometer, and vehicle critical warning indicators will be cancelled. The PRNDL and odometer will
go to the lowest legal limit.
The courtesy (interior) lights are disabled when opening
the door, and will operate only by rolling the headlight
dimmer switch to the fully upward (detent) position, or
by pressing each map light individually.
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Spot Lights — If Equipped
This vehicle may be equipped with up to two spotlights.
Each spotlight is attached to the A-Pillar. The spotlight
switch is located on the chrome section of the handle. Use
this switch to turn on and turn off the spotlight. Rotate and
twist the handle to adjust the position of the spotlight.
Dome Light — If Equipped
The police dome light has three positions. Position one is
used for white light, and position two is used for red LED
light. Always remember to return the dome light switch
to the OFF (center) position when finished using to
prevent discharging the vehicle battery.
Spotlight Control
Dome Light
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
The adjustable pedals system is designed to allow a
greater range of driver comfort for steering wheel tilt and
seat position. This feature allows the brake and accelerator pedals to move toward or away from the driver to
provide improved position with the steering wheel.
The switch is located on the front side of the driver’s seat
cushion side shield.
Adjustable Pedal Switch
Press the switch forward to move the pedals forward
(toward the front of the vehicle).
Press the switch rearward to move the pedals rearward
(toward the driver).
• The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
• The pedals can be adjusted while driving.
• The pedals cannot be adjusted when the vehicle is in
REVERSE or when the Electronic Speed Control System is on. The following messages will be displayed
on vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information System (EVIC) if the pedals are attempted to
be adjusted when the system is locked out (“Adjustable Pedal Disabled — Cruise Control Engaged” or
“Adjustable Pedal Disabled — Vehicle In Reverse”.
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CAUTION!
Do not place any article under the adjustable pedals
or impede its ability to move as it may cause damage
to the pedal controls. Pedal travel may become limited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the
adjustable pedal’s path.
WARNING!
Do not adjust the pedals while the vehicle is moving.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
adjust the pedals while the vehicle is parked.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
Front Power Outlet
The front 12 Volt electrical power outlet is located on the
center console, and is protected by a fuse. This power
outlet is powered directly from the battery (power available at all times). Items plugged into this power outlet
may discharge the battery and/or prevent the engine
from starting.
Front Power Outlet
This outlet will also operate a conventional cigar lighter
unit.
NOTE: Fuse 18, in the rear Power Distribution Center,
not only protects the front power outlet, it also determines whether the battery or the ignition switch will
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power this outlet. One side of the three-terminal connector that holds Fuse 18 receives battery power, and the
other side receives ignition power. To change the power
source, install the fuse in either the upper or the lower
position of the three-terminal Fuse 18 connector.
Additional Power Leads
There are additional 12-Volt electrical power leads underneath an access cover, located directly under the center
console front power outlet. These power leads are protected by fuses located on the passenger side below the
glove compartment. Refer to the Police Upfitter’s Guide
provided with your vehicle, for more details. Carefully
pry off the access cover to access the power leads.
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Access Cover
WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not use a three-prong adapter.
• Do not insert any objects into the receptacles.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use and while driving
the vehicle.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an
electric shock and failure.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
alternator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug. Improper use of the
power outlet can cause damage.
CAUTION!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent the engine from starting.
(Continued)
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CONSOLE FEATURES
Equipment Mounting Bracket — If Equipped
The equipment mounting bracket is located between the
driver’s and front passenger’s seat. Refer to the Police
Upfitter’s Guide (www.fleet.chrysler.com) for details.
Equipment Mounting Bracket
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 Instrument Cluster Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
▫ Hour Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
Hour Meter
The trip odometer button is located on the left side of the
instrument cluster next to the fuel gauge. With the
ignition switch turned to the ON position and the engine
OFF, press and hold this button for three seconds to
display one of the following options:
• First press (H) — Engine On (running), Time In Gear,
PARK, REVERSE, etc.
• Second press (h) — Idle Time (recording only when
vehicle is in PARK)
• Third press — will return to odometer display
STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
▫ Shift Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
䡵 AutoStick威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
▫ AutoStick威 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
䡵 Vehicle Loading
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
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STARTING AND OPERATING
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
AUTOSTICK姞
AutoStick威 is a driver-interactive transmission that offers
Shift Lever
manual gear shifting, to provide you with more control.
The shift lever is located on the steering column. Refer to
AutoStick威 allows you to maximize engine braking,
the Owner’s Manual for specific details about shifting.
eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and improve overall vehicle performance. This system can also
provide you with more control during passing, city
driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain driving,
trailer towing, and many other situations.
Shift Lever
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(indicating the current transmission gear) will be illuminated in the transmission gear display (located in the
instrument cluster) while AutoStick威 mode is active.
Next, press the AUTOSTICK switch up (+) or down (-).
This allows you to select a higher or lower range of gears.
Pressing the bottom of the switch (-) triggers a downshift
(unless it would cause engine overspeeding), and pressing the top of the switch (+) triggers an upshift (unless it
would cause engine lugging). The transmission will
remain in the current gear until an upshift or downshift
is chosen. The transmission will automatically downshift
as the vehicle slows to a stop (to prevent engine lugging)
AutoStick威 Switch
and will display the current gear. Pressing the top of the
AutoStick姞 Operation
switch (+) when at a stop will allow starting in second
To activate AutoStick威 mode, place the shift lever in the
gear. After a stop, the driver should manually upshift (+)
DRIVE position, then press and release the AUTOSTICK
the transmission as the vehicle is accelerated.
ON/OFF switch on the end of the shift lever. A number
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STARTING AND OPERATING
To exit the AutoStick威 mode, perform either of the While the weights and capacities shown in these tables is
intended as supplemental loading information for pasfollowing:
senger and luggage, the “Vehicle Certification Label”
• Press and release the AUTOSTICK ON/OFF switch.
contains the most current load capacities and therefore, if
The transmission will now operate automatically;
different, will supersede the data in these tables. Refer to
shifting between the five available gears. You can shift
the Owner’s Manual for more information.
in or out of AutoStick威 mode at any time without
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
taking your foot off the accelerator pedal.
• Bring the vehicle to a complete stop, and place the shift
lever in the PARK or NEUTRAL position.
VEHICLE LOADING
The load carrying capacity of your vehicle is shown on
the “Vehicle Certification Label.” This label is attached to
the rear of the driver’s door. Do not exceed the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR) specified on the label.
Charger Police Vehicles
5,500 lbs (2 495 kg)
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Vehicle Loading — Charger Police Vehicles
Front Axle
Load (Including driver, passengers and cargo)
3.6L Engine
5.7L Engine
GAWR
3.6L Engine
5.7L Engine
Rear Axle
419 lbs (190 kg)
419 lbs (190 kg)
851 lbs (386 kg)
851 lbs (386 kg)
2,850 lbs
(1 293 kg)
2,850 lbs
(1 293 kg)
2,850 lbs
(1 293 kg)
2,850 lbs
(1 293 kg)
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
▫ Full-Size Spare Tire — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 38
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
Full-Size Spare Tire — If Equipped
The optional full-size spare tire is located above the rear
compartment tub. Refer to the Owner’s Manual for
Jacking and Tire Changing instructions. However, torque
the wheel lug nuts to 133 ft.lbs. (180 N•m).
Spare Tire Removal
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
▫ Brake System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
Police and fleet vehicles are equipped with heavy-duty
parts that are designed specifically for the varying demands and unique requirements under which they are
operated. This booklet illustrates and describes the operation of unique features and equipment that are either
standard or optional on this vehicle. A description of
features and equipment no longer available, or not
ordered on this vehicle, may also be included. Please
disregard any features and equipment described in this
manual that is not on this vehicle.
Failure to maintain your vehicle properly may reduce
vehicle performance and operational capabilities, adversely affect the safety of you and your passengers, as
well as restrict your warranty coverage. Refer to the
“Maintenance Schedule” in the Owner’s Manual for the
proper maintenance intervals.
The manufacturer 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.
Brake System Maintenance
WARNING!
• Perform this procedure in a controlled environment, as high speeds and moderate rates of deceleration are necessary in order to complete this
procedure. Failure to follow this warning can
result in an accident with serious or fatal injuries.
(Continued)
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
All new brake systems have a burnishing (break-in)
period. This burnishing (break-in) period will vary according to individual driving habits and driving conditions (e.g., rush hour, city, highway, etc). Smoke and odor
associated with brake burnishing is normal. Therefore,
we recommend using the following burnish procedure to
burnish the heavy-duty brake system on your vehicle.
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In a controlled environment, accelerate the vehicle to a
speed of 60 mph (97 km/h), maintain this speed for a few
seconds, and then apply the brakes for a moderate
deceleration, slowing the vehicle to a speed of 10 to
5 mph (16 to 8 km/h). Repeat this sequence 40 times.
However, allow 30 seconds between braking maneuvers
to cool the brakes. After completing this procedure, allow
the brakes to cool completely before driving the vehicle
again.
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INDEX
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INDEX
Adjustable Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Automatic Transmission
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Pedals, Adjustable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Power
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Equipment Mounting Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Side Curtain (Window Airbag) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
INDEX
45
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . . 7
Window Airbag (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Tires
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Transmission
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
8
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 manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual 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
manual that are not 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.
INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel. The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly
to the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
The negative power connection should be made to body
sheet metal adjacent to the negative battery connection.
This connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the
roof or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used
in mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may
affect the accuracy or operation of the compass on
vehicles so equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use
only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to
ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications equipment and the
vehicle’s electronic systems.
Copyright © 2010 Chrysler Group LLC
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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 manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual 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
manual that are not 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.
Copyright © 2010 Chrysler Group LLC
INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel. The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly
to the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
The negative power connection should be made to body
sheet metal adjacent to the negative battery connection.
This connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the
roof or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used
in mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may
affect the accuracy or operation of the compass on
vehicles so equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use
only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to
ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications equipment and the
vehicle’s electronic systems.
2011 Grand Caravan
2011
Chrysler Group LLC
11D483-226-AB
Grand Caravan
OWNER’S MANUAL
Second Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
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2011 Grand Caravan
2011
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
11Y532-126-AA
First Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
Grand Caravan