2008 Dodge Durango Owner's Manual

2008 Dodge Durango owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Dodge
Model:
Durango
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
7.75 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
INTRODUCTION
4
ROLLOVER WARNING
4
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
5
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
7
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
7
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
8
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
9
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
12
Ignition Key Removal
12
Locking Doors With The Key
13
SENTRY KEY
13
Replacement Keys
15
Customer Key Programming
15
General Information
16
IGNITION AND STEERING LOCK
17
Ignition Accessory Delay Feature
18
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
18
To Set the Alarm
19
To Disarm the System
19
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
20
Vehicles Equipped With Power Door Locks
20
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
20
To unlock the doors and liftgate
21
To lock the doors and liftgate
22
Using the Panic Alarm
24
General Information
24
Programming Additional Transmitters
25
Battery Replacement
26
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
27
DOOR LOCKS
28
Manual Door Locks
28
Power Door Locks
29
Child Protection Door Lock
32
WINDOWS
33
Power Windows
33
Auto Down
34
Auto Up Feature with Anti-Pinch Protection (Drivers and Front Passenger Door Only)
34
Window Lockout Switch
35
LIFTGATE
35
Power Liftgate - If Equipped
36
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
39
Lap/Shoulder Belts
40
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
45
Second Row Center Seat Belt
46
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode - If Equipped
46
Rear 60/40 Seat Third Row Center Three Point Belt - If Equipped
47
Seat Belt Pretensioners
50
Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System (BeltAlert)
50
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
52
Seat Belt Extender
52
Driver And Right Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)-Airbags
53
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
62
Child Restraint
64
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
74
SAFETY TIPS
75
Exhaust System
75
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
76
Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
77
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
79
MIRRORS
83
Inside Day/Night Mirror
83
Automatic Dimming Mirror - If Equipped
83
Outside Mirrors
84
Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature - If Equipped
84
Electric Remote-Control Mirrors
85
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped
86
Heated Mirrors - If Equipped
87
Automatic Dimming Drivers Exterior Mirror - 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
Front Seat Manual Seat Adjustment
114
Front Seats Manual Seat Recliners
115
Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment - If Equipped
116
Adjustable Head Restraints - All Seating Positions
116
8 - Way Drivers Power Seat - If Equipped
117
4 - Way Passengers Power Seat - If Equipped
118
Heated Seats - If Equipped
118
Second Row Bucket Seats - Fold and Tumble
121
Second Row 40/20/40 Seat - Fold and Tumble
123
Third Row Seat Bench - If Equipped
126
Third Row 60/40 Folding - If Equipped
129
DRIVER MEMORY SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
131
Setting Memory Positions and Linking Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter to Memory
132
Memory Position Recall
133
To Disable A Transmitter Linked to Memory
134
Self-Limiting Control
134
Driver Easy Exit and Easy Entry Control
135
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
135
LIGHTS
137
Interior Lights
138
Battery Saver
139
Headlight Delay
139
Automatic Headlights - If Equipped
140
Headlights, Parking Lights, Panel Lights
140
Illuminated Entry
140
Daytime Running Lights (Canada Only)
141
Lights-on Reminder
141
Fog Lights - If Equipped
141
Multifunction Control Lever
142
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
144
Windshield Wipers
144
Windshield Washers
146
TILT STEERING COLUMN
147
DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS - IF EQUIPPED
148
Adjustment
148
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED
149
To Activate
149
To Set At A Desired Speed
150
To Deactivate
150
To Resume Speed
150
To Vary The Speed Setting
151
To Accelerate For Passing
152
REAR PARK ASSIST SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
152
REAR CAMERA - IF EQUIPPED
156
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
158
Courtesy/Reading Lights
158
OVERHEAD CONSOLE WITH ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) - IF EQUIPPED
159
Dome/Reading Lights
159
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) - If Equipped
159
Compass/Temperature Button
166
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
168
Programming HomeLink
169
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
171
Using HomeLink
172
Reprogramming a Single HomeLink Button
172
Security
173
Troubleshooting Tips
173
General Information
173
POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED
174
Express Open Feature
175
Wind Buffeting
176
Sunroof Maintenance
176
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
177
115V Inverter Outlet - If Equipped
177
Electrical Outlet Use With Engine OFF (Battery Fed Configuration)
179
FLOOR CONSOLE
181
Floor Console Features
181
Rear Floor Console Features - If Equipped
182
FACTORY INSTALLED ROOF LUGGAGE RACK
183
CARGO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM-IF EQUIPPED
185
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
187
INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS
191
Instrument Cluster
192
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
193
ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK
204
Clock Setting Procedure
204
RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
205
Radio Broadcast Signals
205
Two Types of Signals
205
Electrical Disturbances
205
AM Reception
205
FM Reception
205
SALES CODE REN - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
206
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio (If Equipped)
207
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)
207
Clock Setting Procedure
207
SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
209
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
209
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
215
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
217
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
219
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
219
SALES CODE REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
221
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
221
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
229
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
231
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
234
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
234
SALES CODE RER - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
236
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio
237
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)
237
Clock Setting Procedure
237
UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) - IF EQUIPPED
240
Connecting the iPod
240
Controlling the iPod using Radio Buttons
240
Play Mode
241
List or Browse Mode
243
VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (SALES CODE XRV) - IF EQUIPPED
244
SATELLITE RADIO - IF EQUIPPED
244
System Activation
245
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)
245
Selecting Satellite Mode in REF, RAQ, and RAK Radios
246
Selecting a Channel
247
Storing and Selecting Pre-Set Channels
247
Using the PTY (Program Type) Button - If Equipped
247
PTY Button SCAN
247
PTY Button SEEK
248
Satellite Antenna
248
Reception Quality
248
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED
249
Right-Hand Switch Functions
249
Left-Hand Switch Functions for Radio Operation
249
Left-Hand Switch Functions for Media (i.e. CD) Operation
250
COMPACT DISC MAINTENANCE
250
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
251
CLIMATE CONTROLS
251
Manual Control
251
Air Conditioning Operation
252
Front Blower Control
252
Front Mode Control
253
Rear Temperature Control - If Equipped
255
Rear Window Defrosting and Rear Window Washer/Wiper
256
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) - If Equipped
256
Automatic Control
257
Level Of Automatic Control
257
Manual Control (ATC)
258
Rear Zone Climate Control - If Equipped
261
Rear Rotary Temperature Control
262
Front Unit to Rear Unit Chart
263
Operating Tips
263
Operating Tips Chart
265
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
266
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
266
Rear Window Defrosting
267
STARTING AND OPERATING
269
STARTING PROCEDURES
273
Automatic Transmission
273
Normal Starting
273
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED
276
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
276
Automatic Transmission
276
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
281
NV 140 Transfer Case Operating Information/Precautions - If Equipped
281
NV 244 Generation II Transfer Case Operating Information / Precautions
282
Shifting Procedure - NV 244 Generation II Transfer Case
286
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
287
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
288
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
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)
295
BAS (Brake Assist System)
296
TCS (Traction Control System)
298
ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation)
298
ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
299
MULTI DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM (MDS) - 5.7L Engine Only
304
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
305
Tire Markings
305
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
333
MMT In Gasoline
334
Materials Added To Fuel
335
Fuel System Cautions
335
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
336
ADDING FUEL
336
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
336
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
340
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) and Gasoline Vehicles
341
Starting
341
Cruising Range
342
Replacement Parts
342
Maintenance
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
357
SNOWPLOW
359
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
360
Recreational Towing 2WD Models
360
Recreational Towing 4WD Models
360
EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION PLATE
364
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
365
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
366
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
367
Jack Location
367
JACKING INSTRUCTIONS
368
Removing The Spare Tire
368
Tire Changing Procedure
370
JUMP STARTING PROCEDURES
375
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
377
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS - IF EQUIPPED
377
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
378
Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles
379
Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles
379
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
381
ENGINE COMPARTMENT 3.7L V6
384
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
388
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
388
REPLACEMENT PARTS
390
DEALER SERVICE
390
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
391
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
409
Brake System
410
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
Rear Side Marker, Tail Lights, Turn Signals And Backup Lights - Replacement
432
License Lights
436
Center High-Mounted Stoplight
437
Fog Lights
438
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
438
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
440
Engine
440
Chassis
441
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
443
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
444
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
444
Required Maintenance Intervals
446
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
451
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
452
Prepare For The Appointment
452
Prepare A List
452
Be Reasonable With Requests
452
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
452
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
455
MOPAR PARTS
455
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
456
In Canada
456
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
456
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
458
Treadwear
458
Traction Grades
458
Temperature Grades
459
INDEX
461

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