2008 Chrysler Aspen Owner's Manual

2008 Chrysler Aspen owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Chrysler
Model:
Aspen
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
5.11 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
4
INTRODUCTION
5
ROLLOVER WARNING
5
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
6
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
8
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
8
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
9
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
10
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
13
Ignition Key Removal
13
Locking Doors With The Key
14
SENTRY KEY
14
Replacement Keys
16
Customer Key Programming
16
General Information
18
IGNITION AND STEERING LOCK
18
Ignition Accessory Delay Feature
19
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
19
To Set the Alarm
20
To Disarm the System
20
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
21
Vehicles Equipped With Power Door Locks
21
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
22
To Unlock the Doors and Liftgate
22
To Lock the Doors and Liftgate
23
Using the Panic Alarm
25
General Information
26
Programming Additional Transmitters
26
Battery Replacement
28
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
29
DOOR LOCKS
30
Manual Door Locks
30
Power Door Locks
31
Child Protection Door Lock
34
WINDOWS
35
Power Windows
35
Auto Down
36
Auto Up Feature with Anti-Pinch Protection (Drivers and Front Passenger Door Only)
36
Window Lockout Switch
37
LIFTGATE
38
Power Liftgate - If Equipped
39
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
41
Lap/Shoulder Belts
43
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
47
Second Row Center Seat Belt
48
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode - If Equipped
48
Rear 60/40 Seat Third Row Center Three Point Belt - If Equipped
49
Seat Belt Pretensioners
51
Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System (BeltAlert)
52
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
53
Seat Belt Extender
54
Driver And Right Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)-Airbags
54
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
63
Child Restraint
65
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
75
SAFETY TIPS
76
Exhaust System
76
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
77
Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
78
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
80
MIRRORS
85
Inside Day/Night Mirror
85
Automatic Dimming Mirror - If Equipped
85
Outside Mirrors
86
Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature - If Equipped
86
Electric Remote-Control Mirrors
87
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped
88
Heated Mirrors - If Equipped
88
Automatic Dimming Drivers Exterior Mirror - If Equipped
89
HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED
89
Operation
91
Phone Call Features
98
UConnect System Features
101
Advanced Phone Connectivity
105
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect System
107
General Information
116
VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM (VR) - IF EQUIPPED
116
Voice Recognition System (VR) Operation
116
Commands
117
Voice Training
120
SEATS
121
Front Seat Manual Seat Adjustment
121
Front Seat Manual Seat Recliners
122
Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment - If Equipped
123
Adjustable Head Restraints - All Seating Positions
123
8-Way Drivers Power Seat - If Equipped
124
4-Way Passengers Power Seat - If Equipped
125
Heated Seats - If Equipped
125
Second Row Bucket Seats - Fold and Tumble
128
Second Row 40/20/40 Seat - Fold and Tumble
130
Third Row Seat Bench - If Equipped
134
Third Row 60/40 Folding - If Equipped
136
DRIVER MEMORY SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
138
Setting Memory Positions and Linking Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter to Memory
139
Memory Position Recall
140
To Disable A Transmitter Linked to Memory
141
Self-Limiting Control
142
Driver Easy Exit and Easy Entry Control
142
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
143
LIGHTS
145
Interior Lights
146
Battery Saver
146
Headlight Delay
147
Automatic Headlights - If Equipped
148
Headlights, Parking Lights, Panel Lights
148
Illuminated Entry
148
Daytime Running Lights (Canada Only)
149
Lights-on Reminder
149
Fog Lights - If Equipped
149
Multifunction Control Lever
150
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
152
Windshield Wipers
152
Windshield Washers
154
TILT STEERING COLUMN
155
DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS - IF EQUIPPED
156
Adjustment
156
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED
157
To Activate
157
To Set At A Desired Speed
158
To Deactivate
158
To Resume Speed
158
To Vary The Speed Setting
159
To Accelerate For Passing
160
REAR PARK ASSIST SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
161
REAR CAMERA - IF EQUIPPED
164
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
166
Courtesy/Reading Lights
167
OVERHEAD CONSOLE WITH ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) - IF EQUIPPED
167
Dome/Reading Lights
167
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) - If Equipped
168
Compass/Temperature Button
174
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
176
Programming HomeLink
178
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
181
Using HomeLink
182
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button
182
Security
182
Troubleshooting Tips
182
General Information
183
POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED
183
Express Open Feature
184
Wind Buffeting
185
Sunroof Maintenance
185
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
186
115V Inverter Outlet - If Equipped
186
Electrical Outlet Use With Engine OFF (Battery Fed Configuration)
188
FLOOR CONSOLE
190
Front Floor Console Features
190
Rear Floor Console Features - If Equipped
192
FACTORY INSTALLED ROOF LUGGAGE RACK
193
CARGO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM-IF EQUIPPED
195
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
198
INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS
202
Instrument Cluster
203
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
204
ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK
215
Clock Setting Procedure
216
SETTING THE ANALOG CLOCK
216
RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
217
Radio Broadcast Signals
217
Two Types of Signals
217
Electrical Disturbances
217
AM Reception
217
FM Reception
217
SALES CODE REN - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
218
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio (If Equipped)
219
Operating Instructions - Voice Recognition System (VR) (If Equipped)
219
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)
219
Clock Setting Procedure
219
SALES CODE RER - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
221
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio
222
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)
222
Clock Setting Procedure
222
SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
225
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
225
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
231
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
233
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
236
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
236
SATELLITE RADIO (RSC) - IF EQUIPPED (RER/REQ/REN RADIOS ONLY)
237
System Activation
237
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ENS/SID)
238
Selecting Satellite Mode
238
Satellite Antenna
239
Reception Quality
239
Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode
239
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone (If Equipped)
242
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES) (If Equipped)
242
UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) - IF EQUIPPED
242
Connecting The iPod Device
243
Controlling The iPod Using Radio Buttons
243
Play Mode
243
List or Browse Mode
245
VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (SALES CODE XRV) - IF EQUIPPED
247
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED
247
Right-Hand Switch Functions
247
Left-Hand Switch Functions for Radio Operation
248
Left-Hand Switch Functions for Media (i.e., CD) Operation
248
COMPACT DISC MAINTENANCE
248
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
249
CLIMATE CONTROLS
250
Manual Control
250
Air Conditioning Operation
250
Front Blower Control
251
Front Mode Control
251
Rear Temperature Control - If Equipped
254
Rear Window Defrosting and Rear Window Washer/Wiper
254
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) - If Equipped
255
Automatic Control
255
Level Of Automatic Control
256
Manual Control (ATC)
257
Rear Zone Climate Control - If Equipped
260
Rear Rotary Temperature Control
261
Front Unit to Rear Unit Chart
262
Operating Tips
262
Operating Tips Chart
264
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
265
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
265
Rear Window Defrosting
266
STARTING AND OPERATING
268
STARTING PROCEDURES
272
Automatic Transmission
272
Normal Starting
272
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED
275
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
275
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
275
Gear Ranges
276
OVERDRIVE Operation
278
When To Use TOW/HAUL Mode
279
Torque Converter Clutch
280
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
281
NV 140 Transfer Case Operating Information/Precautions - If Equipped
281
NV 244 Generation II Transfer Case Operating Information / Precautions
281
Shifting Procedure - NV 244 Generation II Transfer Case
285
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
287
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
287
Flowing/Rising Water
288
Shallow Standing Water
288
PARKING BRAKE
290
BRAKE SYSTEM
291
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
291
POWER STEERING
294
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
295
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
295
BAS (Brake Assist System)
296
Traction Control System (TCS)
298
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
298
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
299
MULTI-DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM (MDS) - 5.7L ENGINE ONLY
304
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
304
Tire Markings
304
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
308
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
309
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
313
Tire Pressure
313
Tire Inflation Pressures
314
Radial Ply Tires
316
Compact Spare Tire - If Equipped
317
Limited-Use Spare - If Equipped
317
Tire Spinning
318
Tread Wear Indicators
319
Life of Tire
319
Replacement Tires
320
Alignment and Balance
321
SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION - IF EQUIPPED
322
TIRE CHAINS
322
SNOW TIRES
323
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
324
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) - IF EQUIPPED
325
Base System - If Equipped
327
Premium System - If Equipped
329
General Information
332
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
332
Reformulated Gasoline
333
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
334
MMT In Gasoline
334
Materials Added To Fuel
335
Fuel System Cautions
335
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
336
ADDING FUEL
337
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
337
Loose Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) Message
338
FLEXIBLE FUEL - IF EQUIPPED
339
E-85 General Information
339
ETHANOL FUEL (E-85)
340
Fuel Requirements
341
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) and Gasoline Vehicles
341
Starting
342
Cruising Range
342
Replacement Parts
342
VEHICLE LOADING
343
Certification Label
343
Curb Weight
344
Loading
344
TRAILER TOWING
346
Common Towing Definitions
346
Trailer Hitch Classification
351
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
352
Trailer and Tongue Weight
352
Towing Requirements
353
Towing Tips
358
SNOWPLOW
360
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
361
Recreational Towing 2WD Models
361
Recreational Towing 4WD Models
361
EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION PLATE
365
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
366
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
367
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
368
Jack Location
369
JACKING INSTRUCTIONS
370
Removing The Spare Tire
370
Tire Changing Procedure
371
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
377
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
379
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS - IF EQUIPPED
379
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
380
Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles
381
Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles
381
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
382
ENGINE COMPARTMENT 4.7L V-8
385
ENGINE COMPARTMENT 5.7L HEMI V-8
386
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II
387
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
387
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
388
REPLACEMENT PARTS
389
DEALER SERVICE
390
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
390
Engine Oil
391
Engine Oil Filter
394
Drive Belts - Check Condition and Tension
394
Spark Plugs
395
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
395
Engine Fuel Filter
396
Catalytic Converter
396
Maintenance Free Battery
397
Power Steering - Fluid Check
399
Air Conditioner Maintenance
399
Front Suspension Ball Joints
400
Drive Shaft Constant Velocity Joints
401
Body Lubrication
401
Windshield Wiper Blades
401
Windshield and Rear Window Washers
402
Exhaust System
402
Cooling System
403
Emission Related Components
408
Brake System
409
Automatic Transmission
411
Transfer Case
414
Axles
414
Appearance Care and Protection From Corrosion
415
FUSE BLOCK
420
Fuses (Interior)
421
Fuses (Power Distribution Center)
424
Fuses (Integrated Power Module)
427
VEHICLE STORAGE
429
REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS
430
BULB REPLACEMENT
430
Headlights/Parking/Turn Signal
430
Tail Lights, Turn Signals And Backup Lights - Replacement
432
License Lights
434
Center High-Mounted Stoplight
435
Fog Lights
436
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
437
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
438
Engine
438
Chassis
439
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
440
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
441
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
441
Required Maintenance Intervals
443
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
448
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
450
Prepare For The Appointment
450
Prepare A List
450
Be Reasonable With Requests
450
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
450
DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation Customer Center
451
DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
451
In Mexico contact
451
Customer Assistance for the Hearing or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
452
Service Contract
452
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
453
MOPAR PARTS
453
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
453
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C
453
In Canada
454
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
454
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
456
Treadwear
456
Traction Grades
456
Temperature Grades
457
INDEX
458

FAQ about the 2008 Chrysler Aspen Manual

What contains the 2008 Aspen manual?

The Chrysler Aspen owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chrysler to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chrysler Aspen. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chrysler Aspen 2008 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chrysler Aspen owners can do
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Chrysler Aspen, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

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