2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
8.4 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
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
14
SENTRY KEY IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM
17
Replacement Keys
18
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
20
Rearming Of The System
20
ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
22
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) - IF EQUIPPED
23
Using The RKE Transmitter
23
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
30
How To Use Remote Start
30
DOOR LOCKS
33
MANUAL DOOR LOCKS
33
Power Door Locks - If Equipped
34
WINDOWS
38
POWER VENT WINDOWS - IF EQUIPPED
38
POWER WINDOWS
39
SLIDING SIDE DOOR
43
POWER SLIDING SIDE DOOR - IF EQUIPPED
44
Sliding Side Door Child Protection Lock
48
LIFTGATE
50
POWER LIFTGATE - IF EQUIPPED
51
STORAGE BIN SAFETY WARNING
54
Safety Warnings
54
Storage Bin Cover Emergency Release Strap - If Equipped
56
Reinstalling Storage Bin Cover Emergency Release Strap
56
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
57
Lap/Shoulder Belts
59
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode - If Equipped
65
Seat Belt Pretensioners
66
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
66
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
67
Seat Belt Extender
68
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag
68
Airbag System Components
69
Front Seat Airbag Features
69
Airbag Deployment Sensors and Controls
74
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
80
Integrated Child Seat - If Equipped
82
Child Restraints
83
REAR SEAT DELETE FEATURE (COMMERCIAL VEHICLES ONLY) - IF EQUIPPED
91
Restraining Infants and Small Children with Seat Delete Feature (Commercial Vehicles Only)
92
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
95
SAFETY TIPS
95
SAFETY CHECKS YOU SHOULD MAKE INSIDE THE VEHICLE
95
PERIODIC SAFETY CHECKS YOU SHOULD MAKE OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE
96
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
99
MIRRORS
102
Manual Rear View Day/Night Mirror - If Equipped
102
EXTERIOR MIRRORS
104
HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED
106
Operation
108
Phone Call Features
115
UConnect System Features
118
Advanced Phone Connectivity
122
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect System
124
General Information
133
SEATS
133
Manual Front And Second Row Seat Adjuster
134
Stow n Go Seating - If Equipped
140
Swivel n Go Premium Seating - If Equipped
150
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT - IF EQUIPPED
157
Setting Memory Positions And Linking RKE Transmitter To Memory
158
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
160
Hood Safety Switch - If Equipped
161
LIGHTS
162
Interior Lighting
162
Exterior Lights
164
MULTIFUNCTION LEVER
168
Turn Signals
168
TILT STEERING COLUMN - IF EQUIPPED
172
REAR PARK ASSIST SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
173
Rear Park Assist Sensors
174
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS - IF EQUIPPED
179
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED
181
Activating Electronic Speed Control
181
OVERHEAD CONSOLES
184
Front Overhead Console - If Equipped
184
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
187
PROGRAMMING HOMELINK
189
GATE OPERATOR/CANADIAN PROGRAMMING
192
SECURITY
193
TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS
193
GENERAL INFORMATION
193
POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED
194
Power Sunroof Operation
194
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS - IF EQUIPPED
197
POWER INVERTER - IF EQUIPPED
198
ELECTRICAL OUTLET USE WITH ENGINE OFF
200
SUN SCREENS- IF EQUIPPED
200
CUP HOLDERS AND CONVENIENCE TRAY DRAWER
202
Instrument Panel Cup Holders
202
Interior Bottle Holders
203
Smokers Package Kit - If Equipped
203
CONSOLE FEATURES
203
Basic Console
203
Premium Console - If Equipped
205
STORAGE
210
Glove Compartments
210
Door Trim Panel Storage
211
Second Row Floor Storage Bins - If Equipped
212
Removing The Floor Console With Stow n Go Seating - If Equipped
213
Rear Compartment Storage
215
Coat Hooks
216
Cargo Area Storage
216
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK - IF EQUIPPED
217
UMBRELLA HOLDER
219
LOAD-LEVELING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
220
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
221
INSTRUMENT PANELS AND CONTROLS
225
BASE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
226
PREMIUM INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
227
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
228
COMPASS MINI-TRIP COMPUTER (CMTC) - IF EQUIPPED
239
Compass Mini-Trip Computer (CMTC) Odometer Displays
240
Compass Mini-Trip Computer (CMTC) Reset Buttons
240
Compass/Temperature Display
242
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) - IF EQUIPPED
243
EVIC Displays
245
TRIP FUNCTIONS
246
COMPASS DISPLAY
248
PERSONAL SETTINGS (CUSTOMER PROGRAMMABLE FEATURES)
250
RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
253
RADIO BROADCAST SIGNALS
253
SALES CODE REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
254
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
254
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
262
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
264
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
267
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
267
SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
270
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
270
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
276
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
278
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
281
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
281
SALES CODE REN - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
282
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio (If Equipped)
283
Operating Instructions - Voice Recognition System (VR) (If Equipped)
283
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)
283
Clock Setting Procedure
283
SALES CODE RER - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
285
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio
286
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)
286
Clock Setting Procedure
287
SATELLITE RADIO - IF EQUIPPED (REN/REQ/RER/RES/REU RADIOS ONLY)
289
System Activation
289
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)
289
Selecting Satellite Mode
290
Satellite Antenna
290
Reception Quality
291
Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode
291
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone (If Equipped)
294
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES) (If Equipped)
294
UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) - IF EQUIPPED
294
Connecting The iPod Device
295
Controlling The iPod Using Radio Buttons
295
Play Mode
295
List or Browse Mode
297
SIRIUS BACKSEAT TV - IF EQUIPPED
299
VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES) - IF EQUIPPED
299
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
301
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED
301
Radio Operation
301
CD Player
302
CD/DVD MAINTENANCE
302
CLIMATE CONTROLS
302
MANUAL HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC) SYSTEM
303
REAR MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROL ZONE - IF EQUIPPED
309
AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (ATC) - IF EQUIPPED
311
SUMMER OPERATION
320
WINTER OPERATION
320
VACATION/STORAGE
320
WINDOW FOGGING
320
OUTSIDE AIR INTAKE
321
OPERATING TIPS
321
A/C AIR FILTER - IF EQUIPPED
322
ELECTRIC REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER - IF EQUIPPED
322
STARTING AND OPERATING
323
STARTING PROCEDURES
326
Automatic Transmission
327
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED
329
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
330
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
330
Four-Speed or Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
331
Reset Mode - Electronic Transmission
336
PARKING BRAKE
337
BRAKE SYSTEM
339
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS)
340
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEMS
342
Traction Control System (TCS)
342
POWER STEERING
346
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
347
ACCELERATION
347
TRACTION
348
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
348
Flowing/Rising Water
348
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
350
Tire Markings
350
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
355
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
359
Tire Pressure
359
TIRE CHAINS
369
SNOW TIRES
370
TIRE ROTATION
370
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
371
BASIC TPMS WITHOUT EVIC - IF EQUIPPED
373
PREMIUM TPMS WITH EVIC - IF EQUIPPED
375
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
379
3.3L and 3.8L Gasoline Engine
379
ADDING FUEL
384
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
384
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
386
FLEXIBLE FUEL - 3.3L ENGINES ONLY
386
E-85 General Information
386
ETHANOL FUEL (E-85)
387
Fuel Requirements
388
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFV) E-85 and Gasoline Vehicles
389
Starting
389
Cruising Range
389
Replacement Parts
389
Maintenance
390
VEHICLE LOADING
390
Vehicle Certification Label
391
TRAILER TOWING
394
Common Towing Definitions
395
Towing Tips
407
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
409
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
411
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
412
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
412
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
414
Jack Location
415
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURE
427
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
429
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
430
Towing With The Ignition Key
430
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
433
3.3L ENGINE COMPARTMENT
436
3.8L ENGINE COMPARTMENT
437
4.0L ENGINE COMPARTMENT
438
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II
439
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message - gASCAP
440
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
440
REPLACEMENT PARTS
442
AUTHORIZED DEALER SERVICE
442
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
442
ENGINE OIL
443
ENGINE OIL FILTER
446
DRIVE BELT
447
SPARK PLUGS
447
ENGINE AIR CLEANER
447
CATALYTIC CONVERTER
448
MAINTENANCE-FREE BATTERY
450
AIR CONDITIONER MAINTENANCE
452
POWER STEERING - FLUID CHECK
454
FRONT SUSPENSION - BALL JOINTS
455
STEERING SHAFT SEAL
455
DRIVE SHAFT UNIVERSAL JOINTS
456
BODY LUBRICATION
456
WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES
456
COOLING SYSTEM
458
HOSES AND VACUUM/VAPOR HARNESSES
463
FUEL SYSTEM CONNECTIONS
463
BRAKES
464
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE
466
FRONT AND REAR WHEEL BEARINGS
469
APPEARANCE CARE AND PROTECTION FROM CORROSION
469
Cleaning The Instrument Panel Cup Holders
475
FUSES/TOTALLY INTEGRATED POWER MODULE (TIPM)
476
VEHICLE STORAGE
483
REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS
483
BULB REPLACEMENT
484
Headlights
484
Front Park/Turn Signal and Side Marker Lights
485
Fog Lights
485
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, Side Marker and Backup Lights
486
Center High-Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL)
487
License Light
487
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
488
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
489
Engine
489
Chassis
490
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
491
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
492
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
492
Required Maintenance Intervals
495
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
499
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
501
Prepare For The Appointment
501
Prepare A List
501
Be Reasonable With Requests
501
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
501
Chrysler LLC Customer Center
502
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
503
In Mexico contact
503
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
503
Service Contract
503
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
504
MOPAR PARTS
504
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
505
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C
505
In Canada
505
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
506
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
507
Treadwear
507
Traction Grades
507
Temperature Grades
508
INDEX
509

FAQ about the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Manual

What contains the 2008 Grand Caravan manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Best practice for driving your Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Dodge Grand Caravan owners can do

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