2008 Dodge Avenger Owner's Manual

2008 Dodge Avenger owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Dodge
Model:
Avenger
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
7.16 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
INTRODUCTION
6
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
11
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
14
IGNITION KEY REMOVAL
14
KEY-IN-IGNITION REMINDER
16
LOCKING DOORS WITH THE KEY
16
SENTRY KEY
16
Replacement Keys
18
Customer Key Programming
18
General Information
19
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
20
REARMING THE SYSTEM
20
TO ARM THE SYSTEM
20
TO DISARM THE SYSTEM
21
ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
22
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY - IF EQUIPPED
22
TO UNLOCK THE DOORS
24
TO LOCK THE DOORS
26
TO UNLATCH THE TRUNK
27
USING THE EXPRESS DOWN WINDOWS FEATURE - IF EQUIPPED
27
USING THE PANIC ALARM
27
PROGRAMMING ADDITIONAL TRANSMITTERS
28
BATTERY REPLACEMENT
28
GENERAL INFORMATION
29
REMOTE START SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
30
HOW TO USE REMOTE START
31
DOOR LOCKS
32
MANUAL DOOR LOCKS
32
POWER DOOR LOCKS
34
CHILD-PROTECTION DOOR LOCK SYSTEM (REAR DOORS)
36
POWER WINDOWS
37
POWER WINDOW SWITCHES
37
AUTO WINDOW DOWN - IF EQUIPPED
38
AUTO WINDOW UP - IF EQUIPPED
39
RESET AUTO UP
39
WINDOW LOCKOUT SWITCH
40
WIND BUFFETING
40
TRUNK RELEASE
41
TRUNK SAFETY WARNING
41
TRUNK INTERNAL EMERGENCY RELEASE
42
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
42
LAP/SHOULDER BELTS
44
ADJUSTABLE UPPER SHOULDER BELT ANCHORAGE
49
REAR SEAT BELTS
50
SEAT BELT PRETENSIONERS
50
ENHANCED SEAT BELT REMINDER SYSTEM (BELTALERT)
50
BELTALERT PROGRAMMING
51
AUTOMATIC LOCKING MODE
52
SEAT BELTS AND PREGNANT WOMEN
52
SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) - AIRBAG
53
AIRBAG SYSTEM COMPONENTS
54
FRONT SEAT AIRBAG FEATURES
55
AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT SENSORS AND CONTROLS
61
EVENT DATA RECORDER (EDR)
67
CHILD RESTRAINT
69
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
80
SAFETY TIPS
80
Exhaust Gas
80
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
81
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
82
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
83
MIRRORS
87
INSIDE DAY/NIGHT MIRROR - IF EQUIPPED
87
AUTOMATIC DIMMING MIRROR - IF EQUIPPED
88
ELECTRIC REMOTE-CONTROL MIRRORS
88
ADJUSTING SIDE VIEW MIRRORS
89
ILLUMINATED VANITY MIRRORS - IF EQUIPPED
90
HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED
91
Operation
93
Phone Call Features
100
UConnect System Features
102
Advanced Phone Connectivity
107
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect System
109
General Information
117
VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
117
Voice Recognition System (VR) Operation
117
Commands
118
Voice Training
121
SEATS
122
Manual Front Seat Adjustments
122
Power Seats - If Equipped
125
HEATED SEATS - IF EQUPPED
125
FOLD-FLAT FRONT PASSENGER SEAT
126
ADJUSTABLE HEAD RESTRAINTS
127
FOLDING REAR SEAT
128
FOLDING REAR SEAT CENTER ARMREST
129
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
129
LIGHTS
131
MAP/READING/INTERIOR LIGHTS
131
MULTI-FUNCTION CONTROL LEVER
132
HEADLIGHTS; PARKING LIGHTS; INSTRUMENT LIGHTS
132
AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHT SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
133
HEADLIGHT TIME DELAY
133
PASSING LIGHT / FLASH-TO-PASS
133
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS (DRL) - IF EQUIPPED
134
LIGHTS ON REMINDER
134
FOG LIGHTS - IF EQUIPPED
134
TURN SIGNALS
135
HIGHBEAM/LOWBEAM SELECT SWITCH
136
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
136
INTERMITTENT WIPER SYSTEM
138
MIST FEATURE
139
HEADLIGHTS WITH WIPERS FEATURE (Available with Auto Headlights Only)
139
WINDSHIELD WASHERS
140
ADDING WASHER FLUID
140
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
141
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED
142
To Activate
142
To Set Desired Speed
143
To Deactivate
143
To Resume Speed
143
To Vary Speed Setting
144
To Accelerate For Passing
144
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
145
PROGRAMMING HOMELINK
146
GATE OPERATOR/CANADIAN PROGRAMMING
150
SECURITY
150
TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS
151
GENERAL INFORMATION
151
POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED
152
SUNROOF OPERATION
153
AUTO SUNROOF EXPRESS WITH ANTI-PINCH PROTECTION - IF EQUIPPED
153
SUNSHADE OPERATION
154
WIND BUFFETING
154
SUNROOF MAINTENANCE
154
IGNITION OFF OPERATION
154
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
155
Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off
156
CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER - IF EQUIPPED
157
CUPHOLDER ASH RECEIVER - IF EQUIPPED
157
CONSOLE FEATURES
158
DUAL STORAGE BINS
158
VIDEO CONSOLE - IF EQUIPPED
159
CUP HOLDERS
160
Heated or Cooled Cup Holder - If Equipped
160
Rear Bottle Holders
161
STORAGE
162
CARGO AREA
162
BEVERAGE COOLER STORAGE BIN - IF EQUIPPED
163
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
165
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
169
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - BASE
170
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - PREMIUM
171
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
172
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) - IF EQUIPPED
183
EVIC DISPLAYS
185
OIL CHANGE REQUIRED
186
TRIP FUNCTIONS
186
COMPASS DISPLAY
188
EVIC PERSONAL SETTINGS (CUSTOMER PROGRAMMABLE FEATURES)
190
RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
193
RADIO BROADCAST SIGNALS
193
TWO TYPES OF SIGNALS
193
SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
194
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
194
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
200
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
202
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
205
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
205
SALES CODE REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
207
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
207
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
215
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
217
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
220
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
220
SALES CODE REN - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
222
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio (If Equipped)
223
Operating Instructions - Voice Recognition System (VR) (If Equipped)
223
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)
223
Clock Setting Procedure
223
SALES CODE RER - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
225
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio
226
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)
226
Clock Setting Procedure
227
UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) - IF EQUIPPED
229
Connecting The iPod Device
229
Controlling The iPod Using Radio Buttons
230
Play Mode
230
List or Browse Mode
232
SATELLITE RADIO - IF EQUIPPED (REN/REQ/RER/RES/REU RADIOS ONLY)
233
System Activation
233
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)
234
Selecting Satellite Mode
235
Satellite Antenna
235
Reception Quality
235
Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode
235
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone (If Equipped)
238
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES) (If Equipped)
238
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED
238
Operation with RES / REQ AM/FM Stereo Radio with CD Player
239
Operation with RER Multi-Media System
240
VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES) - IF EQUIPPED
241
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
243
CD/DVD MAINTENANCE
243
CLIMATE CONTROLS
244
Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System
244
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) - If Equipped
248
Operating Tips
254
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
258
Electric Rear Window Defroster - If Equipped
258
STARTING AND OPERATING
259
STARTING PROCEDURES
263
Automatic Transaxle
263
Normal Starting
264
Tip Start - Automatic Transaxle Only
264
Extremely Cold Weather (Below -20 degrees F or -29 degrees C)
265
If Engine Fails To Start
265
After Starting
266
Remote Starting System - If Equipped
266
How To Use Remote Start
266
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED
268
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE
269
Brake/Transaxle Interlock System
271
Automatic Transaxle Ignition Interlock System
271
4 Speed / 6 Speed Automatic Transaxle / AutoStick - If Equipped
272
AUTOSTICK - IF EQUIPPED
276
AutoStick Operation
276
AutoStick General Information
276
ALL WHEEL DRIVE - IF EQUIPPED
277
PARKING BRAKE
278
BRAKE SYSTEM
280
Anit-Lock Brake System (ABS)
281
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS - ABS/TCS/BAS/ESP
283
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS)
283
TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (TCS)
284
BRAKE ASSIST SYSTEM (BAS)
284
ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP)
285
POWER STEERING
289
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
290
ACCELERATION
290
TRACTION
290
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
291
Flowing/Rising Water
291
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
293
Tire Markings
293
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
297
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
301
Tire Pressure
301
Tire Inflation Pressures
302
Radial-Ply Tires
304
Compact Spare Tire - If Equipped
305
Limited Use Spare - If Equipped
306
Tire Spinning
307
Tread Wear Indicators
308
Life of Tire
308
Replacement Tires
309
Alignment And Balance
310
TIRE CHAINS
311
SNOW TIRES
311
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
311
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) - IF EQUIPPED
312
BASE SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
315
PREMIUM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
317
GENERAL INFORMATION
321
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
321
2.4L AND 2.7L ENGINES
321
3.5L ENGINE
322
REFORMULATED GASOLINE
322
GASOLINE/OXYGENATE BLENDS
323
MMT IN GASOLINE
324
MATERIALS ADDED TO FUEL
324
FUEL SYSTEM CAUTIONS
324
CARBON MONOXIDE WARNINGS
325
FLEXIBLE FUEL- 2.7L ENGINES ONLY (EXCEPT CALIFORNIA EMISSION STATES)
326
E-85 GENERAL INFORMATION
326
ETHANOL FUEL (E-85)
327
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
328
SELECTION OF ENGINE OIL FOR FLEXIBLE FUEL VEHICLES (E-85) AND GASOLINE VEHICLES
328
STARTING
329
CRUISING RANGE
329
REPLACEMENT PARTS
329
MAINTENANCE
329
ADDING FUEL
330
FUEL FILLER CAP (GAS CAP)
330
LOOSE FILLER CAP MESSAGE
332
VEHICLE LOADING
333
Vehicle Certification Label
333
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
334
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
334
Overloading
334
Loading
335
TRAILER TOWING
336
Common Towing Definitions
336
Trailer Hitch Classifications
338
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
339
Trailer and Trailer Tongue Weight
340
Towing Requirements
341
Towing Tips
345
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
347
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle (Flat towing with all four wheels on the ground)
347
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
349
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
350
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
350
ENGINE OIL OVERHEATING (2.4L ENGINE ONLY) - IF EQUIPPED
352
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
352
Jack Location
353
Spare Tire Stowage
353
Preparations For Jacking
354
Jacking Instructions
354
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES DUE TO A LOW BATTERY
360
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
363
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
364
TOWING WITH THE IGNITION KEY
364
TOWING WITHOUT THE IGNITION KEY
365
TOWING THIS VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE
365
TOWING THIS VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE WITH A TOW DOLLY
365
TOWING WITHOUT POWER - OVERRIDE TRANSAXLE INTERLOCK SYSTEM
366
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
367
2.4L ENGINE COMPARTMENT
370
2.7L ENGINE COMPARTMENT
371
3.5L ENGINE COMPARTMENT
372
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II
373
LOOSE FUEL FILLER CAP MESSAGE
373
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
374
REPLACEMENT PARTS
375
AUTHORIZED DEALER SERVICE
376
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
376
ENGINE OIL
376
ENGINE OIL FILTER
380
DRIVE BELT
380
SPARK PLUGS
381
ENGINE AIR CLEANER FILTER
381
CATALYTIC CONVERTER
381
MAINTENANCE-FREE BATTERY
383
AIR CONDITIONER MAINTENANCE
384
A/C AIR FILTER - IF EQUIPPED
385
POWER STEERING
387
FRONT SUSPENSION
387
STEERING LINKAGE
388
BODY LUBRICATION
388
WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES
388
WINDSHIELD WASHERS
389
EXHAUST SYSTEM
389
COOLING SYSTEM
390
HOSES AND VACUUM/VAPOR HARNESSES
396
FUEL SYSTEM
396
BRAKE SYSTEM
396
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE
399
FRONT AND REAR WHEEL BEARINGS
402
APPEARANCE CARE AND PROTECTION FROM CORROSION
402
CLEANING CENTER CONSOLE CUPHOLDERS
407
FUSES - TOTALLY INTEGRATED POWER MODULE (TIPM)
408
VEHICLE STORAGE
413
REPLACEMENT BULBS
413
BULB REPLACEMENT
414
Headlight Bulb Replacement
414
Fog Lights
417
Taillights, Rear Turn Signals And Backup Lights - Replacement
418
License Plate Light - Rear
420
Center High-Mounted Stop Light
420
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
422
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
424
Engine
424
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
427
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
428
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
428
Required Maintenance Intervals
431
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
435
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
437
Prepare For The Appointment
437
Prepare A List
437
Be Reasonable With Requests
437
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
437
Chrysler LLC Customer Center
438
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
438
In Mexico contact
439
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
439
Service Contract
439
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
440
MOPAR PARTS
441
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
441
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C
441
In Canada
441
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
441
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
443
Treadwear
443
Traction Grades
443
Temperature Grades
444
INDEX
445

FAQ about the 2008 Dodge Avenger Manual

What contains the 2008 Avenger manual?

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

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Dodge Avenger, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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