2008 Dodge Sprinter Owner's Manual

2008 Dodge Sprinter owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Dodge
Model:
Sprinter
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
14.11 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
7
Environmental protection
7
Environmental note
7
Environmental concerns and recommendations
8
Operating safety
9
Service and warranty information
11
Registering your vehicle
11
Digital speedometer and total distance recorder Modifying the engine power output
12
Modifying the engine power output
12
Vehicle alterations
13
Body builder guideline
13
Correct use
15
Stickers and warning labels
15
Problems with your vehicle
15
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
17
In Canada:
17
Information regarding electronic recording devices
18
At a glance
19
Cockpit
20
Instrument cluster
22
Steering wheel with buttons*
27
Center console
28
Overhead control panel*
29
Switch units
30
Center console switch unit
30
Additional switch units
31
Door control panel
33
Safety
35
Occupant safety
36
Restraint systems
36
Airbags
38
To raise the belt height:
43
SRS Warning lamp
43
Activation of emergency tensioning retractors, belt force limiters and airbags
44
How airbags work
50
Front airbags
52
Thorax sidebags
53
Child restraint systems
58
ISOFIX child seat securing system/Child seat anchors - LATCH type
63
To open:
70
To close:
70
Driving safety systems
71
Antilock Brake System ( ABS) Warning
72
Braking
73
Brake Assist (BAS)
73
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
74
Acceleration skid control (ASR)
75
Activating/deactivating ASR
76
To switch off:
77
To switch on:
77
Electronic brake force distribution (EBV)
78
To switch on:
79
Enabling the alarm system
79
Deactivating the anti- theft alarm system
79
Switching off the alarm
80
Tow-away protection*
80
Enabling tow-away protection
80
Deactivating the tow-away protection for transportation
80
Interior motion sensor*
81
Enabling the interior motion sensor
81
Deactivating the interior motion sensor
82
Controls in detail
83
Opening and closing
85
Remote control with key
85
Checking the batteries
88
Locking and unlocking the vehicle with the remote control
88
Locking and unlocking the vehicle with the key
90
Opening the driver's or passenger's door from the inside Warning
91
Sliding door
92
Opening/closing the sliding door from the outside
93
To open:
93
To close:
93
Opening/closing the sliding door from the inside
94
To unlock:
94
To open:
94
To close:
94
To lock:
94
Electric closing aid*
94
Electric sliding door*
94
Opening/closing using the switch
95
To unlock the sliding door from inside:
96
To open the sliding door:
96
To close the sliding door:
96
To stop the sliding door:
97
To lock the sliding door from inside:
97
To open the sliding door:
97
To close the sliding door:
97
To stop the sliding door:
97
To lock the sliding door from inside:
97
To open the sliding door:
98
To close the sliding door:
98
Opening/closing using the inside and outside door handles
98
Opening/ closing with the remote control
99
Anti- trap protection
100
Resetting the electric sliding door
100
Resetting the sliding door:
101
Rear doors
101
Opening the right- hand rear door from the outside
102
Opening the left- hand rear door from the outside
102
Opening the rear doors to an angle of 270 degrees
103
To unlock:
105
To open:
105
To close:
106
To lock:
106
Locking and unlocking centrally from the inside Warning
106
Locking the entire vehicle
107
Unlocking the entire vehicle
107
Locking the sliding doors and the rear door
108
Unlocking the sliding doors and the rear door
108
Automatic locking
108
Activating the automatic locking function for the entire vehicle
109
Deactivating the automatic locking function for the entire vehicle
110
Activating the automatic locking function for the sliding doors and the rear door
110
Deactivating the automatic locking when driving function for the sliding doors and the rear door
110
To open:
111
To close:
111
Operating the partition sliding door from inside the load compartment
112
To open:
112
To close:
112
Key positions
113
Seats
114
Driver's and passenger's seats
114
Standard, comfort* and suspension* seats
116
Swivelling front seats*
118
Twin passenger's seat*
121
Armrests*
122
Adjusting the armrest angle
123
Folding up the armrest
123
To raise:
124
To lower:
124
To adjust the angle:
124
Removing the head restraints
124
Installing the head restraints
124
To switch on:
125
To switch on:
125
To switch off:
125
To switch down to normal heating:
125
Rear bench seat
126
Removing the rear bench seat with 2 or 3 seats
127
Installing the rear bench seat with 2 or 3 seats
128
Steering wheel adjustment
129
Lighting
131
Switching on the low-beam headlamps
133
Switching on the high-beam headlamps
133
Headlamp flasher
134
Constant headlamp mode*
134
Switching on the front foglamps
136
Switching on the rear foglamp
137
To switch on:
138
To switch off:
139
Switching the standard rear interior lighting on/ off
140
Switching the convenient rear interior lighting* on/ off
141
Load compartment motion detector*
143
Instrument cluster
144
Instrument lighting
146
Tachometer
147
Speedometer
147
Fuel gauge
147
Trip meter
148
Changing the standard display
150
Outside temperature display*
150
Setting the time
152
Setting the date
152
Operating system with steering wheel buttons*
159
Steering wheel with buttons
153
Standard display
159
Selecting a radio station
160
No malfunctions
162
Resetting settings
164
Instrument cluster submenu
167
Clock/ Date submenu
170
Lighting submenu*
172
Vehicle submenu
176
Consumption statistics after start
179
Consumption statistics after reset
179
Rejecting a call
182
Accepting a call
182
Ending a call
182
Dialing a number from the phone book
182
Redialing
183
Driving and parking
185
Starting the engine
186
Automatic transmission
187
Starting the engine
188
After a cold start
188
Pulling away
188
Braking
190
Parking
191
Handbrake
193
Stopping the engine
195
General driving tips
196
Drinking and driving
196
Steering
196
Overrun cut-off
196
Driving in wet conditions
197
Driving on flooded roads
197
Tires
197
Hydroplaning
199
Tire traction
200
Tire speed rating
201
Alignment and balance
201
Coolant temperature
202
Automatic transmission
203
Gearshift pattern
203
Gearshift procedure
203
Downshifting
205
Upshifting
206
Derestricting the shift range
206
Selecting the ideal shift range
206
Accelerator pedal position
207
Stopping
208
Maneuvering
208
Trailer towing
209
Working on the vehicle
209
Rear-view mirror*
210
Switching on the windshield wipers
212
Single wipe
213
Wiping with washer fluid
213
Switching on intermittent wipe
214
Switching off intermittent wipe
214
Wiping with washer fluid
215
Windshield heating*
215
Rear window heating*
216
Air conditioning
217
Air-conditioning system
218
Switching the air conditioning system on or off
220
Basic setting
221
Setting the temperature
222
Setting the airflow
222
Setting air distribution
223
Air-recirculation mode
223
Residual heat mode
224
Fogged-up windows
225
Defrosting
226
Setting the airflow
228
Setting the temperature
228
Basic setting
231
Setting the temperature
232
Setting the airflow
232
Setting the air distribution
232
Air-recirculation mode
233
Special settings
233
Rear heater*
235
Heater booster function*
236
Electrical heater booster system
237
Auxiliary heating/ ventilation*
238
Before switching on
240
Operation using the switch
240
Operation using the remote control*
241
Selecting a switch-on time
242
Setting the switch-on time
244
Open air
246
Side windows
246
Resetting the side windows
247
Sliding sunroof*
247
Resetting the sliding sunroof
249
Roof ventilator in the load compartment*
249
Driving systems
250
Cruise control*
250
Cruise control lever
251
Storing the current speed
252
Resuming the stored speed
253
Setting the speed Warning
253
Deactivating cruise control
254
Parktronic system ( PTS)* Warning
255
Range of the sensors
256
Roll- back warning
259
Switching Parktronic on/ off
260
Trailer towing
260
Rear view camera*
260
Activating the rear view camera
263
Operating the monitor
263
Menu guidance
265
Monitor shutdown while driving
273
Reverse warning feature*
273
Reducing the volume of the warning signal
274
Operating the vehicle
275
Operating speed governor (ADR)*
275
Activating/deactivating ADR
275
Adjustable operating speed*
277
Adjusting the operating speed
277
Transporting
278
Loading guidelines
278
Before loading
279
During loading
280
Checks after loading
280
Load distribution
281
Securing a load
282
Mounting lashing points for load rails*
286
Carrier systems
287
Trailer towing
288
Features
289
Interior storage compartments Warning
289
Storage compartments above the windshield
289
Storage compartment above the roof trim*
289
Storage compartments in the doors
290
Storage compartment under the twin passenger's seat*
290
Glove box
290
Storage compartments on the dashboard
291
Eyeglasses compartment
292
Folding table in the backrest*
293
Cup holders
293
Cup holders in the front
294
Cup holders in the rear
295
Ashtray
296
Ashtray in the passenger compartment*
297
Cigarette lighter
297
Paper holder
298
12 V socket
299
Telephone*
300
Operation
303
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
304
Driving tips
305
Trailer hitches*
305
GVWR ( Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
306
GAWR ( Gross Axle Weight Rating)
306
GCWR ( Gross Combination Weight Rating)
306
GTW ( Gross Trailer Weight)
306
Attaching a trailer
310
Towing a trailer
311
Operating the vehicle outside the USA or Canada
313
Programmed maximum speed
313
Regular checks
314
Catalytic converter (gasoline engine)
314
Oxidation catalyst (diesel engine)
315
Emission control
316
Electronic equipment
317
Radio, telephone, two- way radio, fax machine and navigation system
317
Refueling
318
Engine compartment
320
Hood
320
Opening
320
Closing
322
Checking the engine oil level in the display
325
Checking the engine oil level with the dipstick
328
Adding engine oil
330
Coolant
331
Brake fluid
333
Windshield washer system/headlamp cleaning system*
335
Vehicle assemblies
336
Battery
337
Care of batteries
339
Battery isolating switch*
340
Switching off the electrical system
341
Switching on the electrical system
342
Tires and wheels
343
Radial-ply tires
347
Tire valves (snap- in valves)
347
Important guidelines
348
Tire care and maintenance
349
Tire inspection
349
Tire damage
350
Life of tire
351
Tread depth
351
Storing tires Cleaning tires Warning
352
Direction of rotation
353
Loading the vehicle
353
Placard
364
Important notes on tire inflation pressure
365
Checking tire inflation pressure
367
Checking tire inflation pressure manually
368
Checking tire inflation pressure electronically with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)* (vehicles without steering wheel buttons)
369
Checking tire inflation pressure electronically with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)* (vehicles with steering wheel buttons)
375
Potential problems associated with underinflated and overinflated tires
382
Tire size designation, load and speed rating
385
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
389
DOT (Department Of Transportation)
391
Manufacturer's identification mark
391
Tire size
391
Tire type code
391
Date of manufacture
391
Maximum tire load
392
Maximum tire inflation pressure
393
Tire ply material
395
Tire and loading terminology
395
Accessory weight
395
Air pressure
396
Aspect ratio
396
Bar
396
Bead
396
Cold tire inflation pressure
396
Curb weight
396
DOT (Department Of Transportation)
396
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
397
GCWR (Gross Combination Weight Rating)
397
GTW (Gross Trailer Weight)
397
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
397
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
398
Kilopascal (kPa)
398
Maximum load rating
398
Maximum loaded vehicle weight
398
Maximum tire inflation pressure
398
Normal occupant weight
398
Occupant distribution
398
Production options weight
399
PSI (Pounds per Square Inch)
399
Recommended tire inflation pressure
399
Rim
399
Side wall
399
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
399
Tire load rating
400
Tire ply composition and material used
400
Tire speed rating
400
Traction
400
Tread
400
Treadwear Indicators
400
TWR (Tongue Weight Rating)
400
Uniform tire quality grading standards
401
Vehicle capacity weight
401
Vehicle maximum load on the tire
401
Rotating tires
401
Winter driving
406
Winter tires
406
Driving in winter
408
Snow chains
409
Maintenance and servicing
411
Service due date display
414
Missing the service due date
414
Removing the air cleaner element
417
Cleaning the filter mat
417
Installing the air cleaner element
417
Cleaning and care of the vehicle
418
Care of the vehicle
419
Automatic car wash
420
High-pressure cleaners
421
Steps
422
Engine cleaning
422
Light-alloy wheels*
422
Outside of windshield and wiper blades
423
Windows
423
Headlamps
424
Parktronic sensors*
424
Rear view camera lens*
424
Plastic trims
425
Dashboard and padded boss of the steering wheel
426
Radio* display and rear view camera* monitor
426
Seat belts
427
After driving off-road or on construction sites
427
Practical Hints
431
What to do if ...
432
Audible warning signals
432
Accident
434
Fuel and fuel tank
436
Engine
438
Automatic transmission
442
Headlamps and turn signals
444
Windshield wipers
445
Remote control
447
Driving systems
452
Auxiliary heating*
455
Leaving the vehicle in storage
458
Indicator and warning lamps in switches
459
Indicator and warning lamps in the instrument cluster
462
Display messages
486
Display messages on vehicles without steering wheel buttons Warning
486
Text messages
493
Symbol messages
499
Where will I find...?
515
Warning triangle*
515
Road hazard lamp*
515
Fire extinguisher*
516
First-aid kit*
516
Panel van/crewbus
519
Chassis
521
Panel Van
523
Chassis
524
Sliding sunroof*
524
Releasing the parking lock manually
526
Changing bulbs
527
Before changing bulbs
527
Front bulbs
528
Bi-xenon headlamps*
529
High-beam headlamps, low-beam headlamps
529
Turn signals
530
Parking lamps/side marker
531
Rear bulbs
532
Changing the rear bulbs (van/crewbus)
533
Changing the rear bulbs (chassis)
535
Changing additional bulbs
535
Identification lamps W 5 W (cab chassis only)
535
License plate lamp
536
Clearance lamp*
537
Side marker lamps*
537
Identification lamps
538
Entry lamp*
539
Interior lamp
539
Changing the batteries
541
Remote control (remote keyless entry)
542
Auxiliary heating remote control*
543
Fuel system
544
Draining the fuel filter
544
Bleeding the fuel system
546
Replacing the wiper blades
547
Removing the wiper blades
547
Installing the wiper blades
548
Flat tire
549
Preparing the vehicle
550
Changing a wheel
550
Preparing the vehicle
551
Hydraulic jack
552
Jacking point at the front axle
553
Jacking points at the rear axle
553
Removing a wheel
554
Mounting the new wheel
554
Lowering the vehicle
556
Using Premium tire sealant*
559
Single tire
563
Twin tires, inner wheel
565
Twin tires, outer wheel
568
After filling with tire sealant
572
Battery
575
Disconnecting the battery
576
Disconnecting the starter battery
577
Disconnecting the auxiliary battery*
579
Removing the battery
580
Starter battery
580
Auxiliary battery* in the engine compartment
581
Recharging the battery
581
Reconnecting the battery
582
Jump-starting
583
Tow-starting
586
Installing the towing eye
588
Removing the towing eye
588
With transmission damage
589
With front axle damage
590
In the event of a malfunction in the electrical system
590
Transporting the vehicle
590
Fuses
591
Main fuse box
591
Fuse box in the driver's seat
596
Fuse Box in the Driver's Seat
598
*Technical Data
601
Genuine Sprinter Vehicle parts
602
Vehicle electronics
604
Tampering with the engine electronics
604
Retrofitting electrical/ electronic equipment
604
Service products and capacities
606
Engine oils
608
Adding engine oil
611
Fuels
612
Fuels for gasoline engines
612
Fuels for diesel engines
614
Flow improvers
617
Coolants, lubricants, etc.
618
Air conditioning
618
Automatic transmission
618
Brakes
619
Engine cooling system
620
Engine
621
Power steering
622
Rear axle
622
Fuel consumption
624
Rims and tires
625
Tire inflation pressure
628
Lashing points and carrier systems
631
Lashing eyes
631
Lashing points
631
Load rails*
631
Roof carrier systems Maximum roof load Minimum number of pairs of supports
632
Vehicle identification labels
634
Tire and loading information placard
638

FAQ about the 2008 Dodge Sprinter Manual

What contains the 2008 Sprinter manual?

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

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Maintenance for your Dodge Sprinter, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

Where to download the 2008 Dodge Sprinter Owners Manual?

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The Dodge Sprinter (2008) owner's manual is available in English?

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