2008 Dodge Charger Owner's Manual

2008 Dodge Charger owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Dodge
Model:
Charger
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
6.37 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
INTRODUCTION
4
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
4
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
6
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
6
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS / ALTERATIONS
7
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
9
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
12
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
12
Fob with Integrated Key
13
Tip Start Feature
14
Ignition Key Removal
14
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
15
SENTRY KEY
15
Replacement Keys
16
Customer Key (Fob) Programming
17
General Information
18
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
18
Rearming of the System
18
To Arm the System
19
To Disarm the System
19
ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM
20
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
20
To unlock the doors
21
To lock the doors
23
To unlatch the trunk
24
Using The Panic Alarm
24
Programming Additional Transmitters
25
Transmitter Battery Service
25
General Information
26
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
26
How To Use Remote Start
26
DOOR LOCKS
28
Manual Door Locks
28
Power Door Locks
29
Child Protection Door Lock
32
WINDOWS
34
Power Windows
34
Wind Buffeting
38
TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE
38
TRUNK SAFETY WARNING
39
Trunk Emergency Release
40
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
40
Lap/Shoulder Belts
41
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
46
Seat Belt Pretensioners
47
Enhanced Seat Belt Reminder System (BeltAlert)
47
Automatic Locking Mode - If Equipped
49
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
49
Seat Belt Extender
50
Driver and Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag
50
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
63
Child Restraint
65
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
74
SAFETY TIPS
74
Transporting Passengers
75
Lock Your Vehicle
75
Exhaust Gas
75
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
77
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
78
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
79
MIRRORS
83
Inside Day/Night Mirror
83
Automatic Dimming Inside Mirror - If Equipped
84
Outside Mirrors
84
Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature - If Equipped
85
Drivers Side Outside Mirror Auto Dimmer - If Equipped
85
Power Remote-Control Mirrors
86
Heated Remote Control Mirrors - If Equipped
86
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped
87
HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED
87
Operation
89
Phone Call Features
96
UConnect System Features
99
Advanced Phone Connectivity
104
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect System
105
General Information
114
SEATS
114
Manual Seats - If Equipped
114
Power Seats - If Equipped
115
Power Reclining Seats - If Equipped
116
Lumbar Support - If Equipped
117
Head Restraints
118
Heated Seats - If Equipped
118
Folding Rear Seat
120
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
121
LIGHTS
123
Headlight Switch
123
Automatic Headlights - If Equipped
124
Headlights On with Wipers (Available with Auto Headlights Only)
125
Headlight Time Delay
125
Daytime Running Lights - If Equipped
126
Lights-on Reminder
126
Fog Lights - If Equipped
126
Multi-Function Lever
126
Overhead Console Map/Reading Lights
128
Interior Lights
128
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
130
Intermittent Wiper System
130
Mist Feature
131
Windshield Washers
131
Headlights On with Wipers (Available with Auto Headlights Only)
131
Adding Washer Fluid
132
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
133
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS - IF EQUIPPED
134
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
135
Electronic Speed Control Operation
135
To Activate
136
To Set At A Desired Speed
136
To Deactivate
136
To Resume Speed
137
To Vary the Speed Setting
137
To Accelerate For Passing
137
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
138
Courtesy/Reading Lights
139
Sunglasses Storage
139
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
139
Programming HomeLink
140
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
143
Using HomeLink
144
Reprogramming a Single HomeLink Button
144
Security
144
Troubleshooting Tips
145
General Information
145
POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED
146
Opening Sunroof - Express
147
Closing Sunroof - Express
147
Pinch Protect Feature
147
Pinch Protect Override
147
Venting Sunroof - Express
147
Sunshade Operation
148
Wind Buffeting
148
Sunroof Maintenance
148
Ignition Off Operation
148
Sunroof Fully Closed
149
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
149
Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off
150
CUP HOLDERS
151
Front Seat Cup Holders
151
Rear Seat Cup Holders
152
STORAGE
153
Console Features
153
Cargo Area
154
LOAD LEVELING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
156
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
157
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
161
BASE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
162
PREMIUM INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - IF EQUIPPED
163
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
164
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) - IF EQUIPPED
174
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays
177
Oil Change Required
178
Trip Functions
178
Compass Display
181
Telephone - If Equipped
183
Navigation - If Equipped
185
Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features)
186
RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
190
Radio Broadcast Signals
190
Two Types of Signals
190
Electrical Disturbances
190
AM Reception
190
FM Reception
190
SALES CODE REN - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
191
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio (If Equipped)
192
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)
192
Clock Setting Procedure
192
SALES CODE REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
194
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
195
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
203
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
205
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
207
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
207
SALES CODE RER - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
209
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio
211
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)
211
Clock Setting Procedure
211
SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
213
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
214
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
219
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
222
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
224
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
224
SATELLITE RADIO (RSC) - IF EQUIPPED (REQ AND RES RADIOS ONLY)
226
System Activation
226
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ENS/SID)
226
Selecting Satellite Mode
227
Satellite Antenna
227
Reception Quality
227
Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode
227
Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone (If Equipped)
230
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES) (If Equipped)
230
VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
230
UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) - IF EQUIPPED
232
Connecting the iPod
233
Controlling the iPod using Radio Buttons
233
Play Mode
233
List or Browse Mode
235
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS
236
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
238
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
239
CLIMATE CONTROLS
239
Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System
239
Automatic Temperature Control - If Equipped
242
Operating Tips
247
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
250
Electric Rear Window Defroster
250
STARTING AND OPERATING
251
STARTING PROCEDURES
255
Automatic Transmission
256
Normal Starting (Tip Start)
256
Extremely Cold Weather (below -20 degrees F or -29 degrees C)
256
If Engine Fails To Start
257
After Starting
258
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED
258
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
258
Automatic Transmission - General Information
259
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
261
4 Speed Automatic Transmission
262
5 Speed Automatic Transmission
267
AUTOSTICK - IF EQUIPPED
272
Autostick - 3.5L Engine
272
Autostick - 5.7L Engine
273
ALL WHEEL DRIVE - IF EQUIPPED
274
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
275
Acceleration
275
Traction
275
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
275
Flowing/Rising Water
276
Shallow Standing Water
276
PARKING BRAKE
278
BRAKE SYSTEM
279
Anti-Lock Brake System - If Equipped
280
POWER STEERING
282
MULTI DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM (MDS) - 5.7L Engine Only
283
TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (TCS) - IF EQUIPPED
284
BRAKE ASSIST SYSTEM (BAS) - IF EQUIPPED
285
ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP) - IF EQUIPPED
286
Synchronizing ESP
289
ESP/BAS Malfunction Indicator and ESP/TCS Indicator Lights
289
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
290
Tire Markings
290
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
293
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
294
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
298
Tire Pressure
298
Tire Inflation Pressures
299
Radial-Ply Tires
301
Compact Spare Tire - If Equipped
302
Limited Use Spare - If Equipped
302
Tire Spinning
303
Tread Wear Indicators
304
Life of Tire
304
Replacement Tires
305
Alignment And Balance
306
SELF-SEALING TIRES - IF EQUIPPED
307
TIRE CHAINS
307
SNOW TIRES
308
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
308
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) - IF EQUIPPED
309
Base System - If Equipped
312
Premium System - If Equipped
314
General Information
318
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
319
2.7L Engine
319
3.5L and 5.7L Engines
319
Reformulated Gasoline
320
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
320
MMT In Gasoline
321
Materials Added to Fuel
321
Fuel System Cautions
321
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
322
ADDING FUEL
323
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
323
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
325
VEHICLE LOADING
326
Vehicle Certification Label
326
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
326
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
326
Overloading
327
Loading
327
TRAILER TOWING
329
Common Towing Definitions
329
Trailer Hitch Classification
333
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
333
Trailer and Tongue Weight
335
Towing Requirements
336
Towing Tips
341
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
342
TOWING THIS VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE (Flat towing with all four wheels on the ground)
342
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
343
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
344
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
344
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
346
Preparations For Jacking
347
Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage
348
Jacking and Changing a Tire
350
Compact Spare Tire
354
Wheel Cover or Center Cap Installation (If Required)
354
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
356
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
359
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
360
WITHOUT THE IGNITION KEY
360
TOWING THIS VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE (Flat towing with all four wheels on the ground)
361
TOWING THIS VEHICLE BEHIND ANOTHER VEHICLE WITH A TOW DOLLY
362
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
363
2.7L ENGINE COMPARTMENT
366
3.5L ENGINE COMPARTMENT
367
5.7L ENGINE COMPARTMENT - EXCEPT DAYTONA AND R/T
368
5.7L ENGINE COMPARTMENT - DAYTONA AND R/T
369
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II
370
Loose Fuel Filler Cap
370
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
371
REPLACEMENT PARTS
372
DEALER SERVICE
373
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
373
Engine Oil
374
Engine Oil Filter
378
Drive Belts - Check Condition and Tension
378
Spark Plugs
379
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
379
Fuel Filter
379
Catalytic Converter
380
Maintenance-Free Battery
381
Air Conditioner Maintenance
383
A/C Air Filter - If Equipped
384
Power Steering - Fluid Check
384
Front and Rear Suspension Ball Joints
385
Steering Linkage
385
Body Lubrication
385
Windshield Wiper Blades
386
Windshield Washers
386
Exhaust System
387
Cooling System
388
Hoses And Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses
393
Fuel System
393
Brake System
394
Automatic Transmission
396
All Wheel Drive (AWD) - If Equipped
398
Front And Rear Wheel Bearings
398
Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
398
Cleaning The Center Console Cup Holders
403
FUSES (POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTERS)
404
Fuses (Front Power Distribution Center)
404
Fuses (Rear Power Distribution Center)
406
VEHICLE STORAGE
411
REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS
412
BULB REPLACEMENT
413
Low Beam Headlight, High Beam Headlight, Park/Turn Light, and Front Side Marker Light
413
Backup Light, Side Marker Light, Tail/Turn Light, and Tail/Stop Light
415
License Light
418
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
418
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
421
Engine
421
Chassis
423
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
425
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
426
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
426
Required Maintenance Intervals
429
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
433
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
434
Prepare For The Appointment
434
Prepare A List
434
Be Reasonable With Requests
434
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
434
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
437
MOPAR PARTS
437
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
437
In Canada
438
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
438
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
440
Treadwear
440
Traction Grades
440
Temperature Grades
441
INDEX
443

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  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
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