2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Owner's Manual

2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Chrysler
Model:
Sebring Convertible
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
6.94 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
15
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
16
SENTRY KEY
16
Replacement Keys
18
Sentry Key Programming
19
General Information
20
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
20
Rearming The System
20
To Arm The System
21
To Disarm The System
21
ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
22
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
23
To Unlock the Doors
24
To Lock the Doors
26
Convertible Top Operation Button - If Equipped
27
To Unlatch the Trunk
27
Express Down Window Feature - If Equipped
27
Using the Panic Alarm
27
Programming Additional Transmitters
28
Battery Replacement
28
General Information
29
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
30
How To Use Remote Start
30
DOOR LOCKS
32
Manual Door Locks
32
Power Door Locks
33
WINDOWS
35
Power Windows
35
Wind Buffeting
38
TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE
38
TRUNK SAFETY WARNING
39
Trunk Internal Emergency Release
40
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
40
Lap/Shoulder Belts
42
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
46
Seat Belt Pretensioners
47
Enhanced Seat Belt Reminder System (BeltAlert)
48
Automatic Locking Mode
49
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
50
Seat Belt Extender
50
Driver and Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag
50
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
62
Child Restraints
64
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
74
SAFETY TIPS
75
Transporting Passengers
75
Lock Your Vehicle
75
Exhaust Gas
76
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside the Vehicle
77
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside the Vehicle
77
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
79
CONVERTIBLE TOP OPERATION
83
Power Convertible Top Usage Precautions
84
Cargo Shield
88
Power Convertible Top Controls
89
Lowering the Power Convertible Top
90
Raising the Power Convertible Top
91
Manual Bypass Mode
92
Wind Stop - If Equipped
92
Power Convertible Top Operation and Warning Messages
96
MIRRORS
101
Automatic Dimming Mirror
101
Outside Mirrors
102
Power Mirrors
102
Heated Power Mirrors - If Equipped
103
Vanity Mirror - If Equipped
104
HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED
104
Operation
106
Phone Call Features
114
UConnect System Features
117
Advanced Phone Connectivity
122
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect System
123
General Information
132
VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM (VR) - IF EQUIPPED
132
Voice Recognition System (VR) Operation
132
Commands
134
Voice Training
137
SEATS
137
Power Seats
137
Heated Seats - If Equipped
138
Recliner Adjustment
140
Lumbar Support - If Equipped
141
Easy Entry System
142
Head Restraints
143
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
144
LIGHTS
145
Exterior And Interior Lighting Control
145
Headlights And Parking Lights
146
Automatic Headlights - If Equipped
146
Headlights with Wipers (Available with Auto Headlights Only)
146
Headlight Time Delay - If Equipped
147
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) - If Equipped
147
Lights-On Reminder
148
Fog Lights - If Equipped
148
Turn Signals
149
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch
150
Flash-To-Pass
150
Interior Lights
150
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
152
Intermittent Wiper System
154
Mist Feature
155
Headlights with Wipers (Available with Auto Headlights Only)
155
Windshield Washers
155
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
156
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED
157
To Activate
158
To Set At A Desired Speed
158
To Deactivate
158
To Resume Speed
159
To Vary The Speed Setting
159
To Accelerate For Passing
160
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
160
Programming Homelink
161
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
164
Security
165
Troubleshooting Tips
165
General Information
166
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
166
CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER - IF EQUIPPED
169
CUPHOLDERS
169
Front Seat Cupholder
169
Heated or Cooled Cupholder - If Equipped
170
Rear Seat Cupholders
171
CONSOLE FEATURES
172
Storage
172
Sliding Armrest - If Equipped
174
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
175
Rear Window Defroster - If Equipped
175
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
177
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
180
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - BASE
181
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - PREMIUM
182
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
183
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) - IF EQUIPPED
195
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays
197
Oil Change Required
198
Trip Functions
198
Compass Display
200
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
202
SETTING THE ANALOG CLOCK
204
SALES CODE REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
205
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
205
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
214
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
216
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
218
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
218
AM/FM/CD/DVD MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM RADIO (RER/REN) - IF EQUIPPED
221
Operating Instructions - Voice Recognition System (VR) - If Equipped
221
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) - If Equipped
221
Clock Setting Procedure
221
SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
224
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
224
Operation Instructions - CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
227
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
229
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
232
SALES CODE RES/RSC - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) AND SIRIUS RADIO
233
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
233
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
239
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
241
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
244
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
244
SATELLITE RADIO (RSC) - IF EQUIPPED (RER/REQ/REN RADIOS ONLY)
245
System Activation
245
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ENS/SID)
246
Selecting Satellite Mode
246
Satellite Antenna
246
Reception Quality
247
Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode
247
Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone (If Equipped)
249
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES) (If Equipped)
249
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED
250
Right-Hand Switch Functions
250
Left-Hand Switch Functions for Radio Operation
251
Left-Hand Switch Functions for Media (i.e., CD) Operation
251
CD/DVD MAINTENANCE
251
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
252
CLIMATE CONTROLS
252
Manual Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
252
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) - If Equipped
256
Operating Tips
262
STARTING AND OPERATING
265
STARTING PROCEDURES
269
Normal Starting
269
Tip Start Feature
270
Extremely Cold Weather (Below -20 degrees F or -29 degrees C)
270
If Engine Fails to Start
270
After Starting
271
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED
272
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE
272
Brake/Transaxle Interlock System
274
Automatic Transaxle Ignition Interlock System
275
4 Speed/6 Speed Automatic Transaxle
275
AUTOSTICK - IF EQUIPPED
279
Operation
279
General Information
280
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
281
Acceleration
281
Traction
281
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
282
Flowing/Rising Water
282
Shallow Standing Water
282
POWER STEERING
284
Power Steering Fluid Check
284
PARKING BRAKE
285
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS)
287
BRAKE SYSTEM
290
Anti-Lock Brake System - If Equipped
291
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
294
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
294
Traction Control System (TCS)
294
Brake Assist System (BAS)
295
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
296
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
299
Tire Markings
299
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
303
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
304
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
308
Tire Pressure
308
Tire Inflation Pressures
309
Radial-Ply Tires
311
Compact Spare Tire - If Equipped
312
Limited Use Spare - If Equipped
313
Tire Spinning
314
Tread Wear Indicators
314
Life of Tire
315
Replacement Tires
315
TIRE CHAINS
317
SNOW TIRES
317
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
318
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
319
Base System
321
Premium System - If Equipped
323
General Information
327
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
327
2.4L and 2.7L Engine
327
3.5L Engine
328
Reformulated Gasoline
329
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
329
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
330
MMT in Gasoline
330
Materials Added to Fuel
331
Fuel System Cautions
331
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
332
FLEXIBLE FUEL- 2.7L ONLY (EXCEPT CALIFORNIA EMISSION STATES)
332
E-85 General Information
332
ETHANOL FUEL (E-85)
334
Fuel Requirements
334
Selection of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) and Gasoline Vehicles
335
Starting
335
Cruising Range
335
Replacement Parts
335
Maintenance
336
ADDING FUEL
336
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
336
Loose Filler Cap Message
338
VEHICLE LOADING
339
Vehicle Certification Label
339
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
339
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
339
Overloading
340
Loading
340
TRAILER TOWING
341
Common Towing Definitions
341
Trailer Hitch Classification
343
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
344
Trailer and Tongue Weight
345
Towing Requirements
346
Towing Tips
349
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
351
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle (Flat towing with all four wheels on the ground)
351
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
353
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
354
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
354
Engine Oil Overheating - 2.4L Engine Only (If Equipped)
355
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
356
Preparations For Jacking
356
Jack Location
357
Spare Tire Stowage
357
Jacking Instructions
358
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURE
363
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
366
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
367
With The Ignition Key
367
Without The Ignition Key
368
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
369
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 2.4L
371
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 2.7L
372
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 3.5L
373
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II
374
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
375
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
375
REPLACEMENT PARTS
377
DEALER SERVICE
377
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
378
Engine Oil
378
Engine Oil Filter
381
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
382
Maintenance-Free Battery
382
Air Conditioner Maintenance
384
A/C Air Filter - If Equipped
385
Body Lubrication
386
Windshield Wiper Blades
387
Adding Washer Fluid
387
Exhaust System
388
Cooling System
390
Brake System
396
Automatic Transaxle
397
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
400
Cleaning Center Console Cupholders
405
Convertible Top Care
405
Weather Strip Care - Soft and Hard Top
407
FUSES
407
Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM)
407
VEHICLE STORAGE
413
REPLACEMENT BULBS
413
BULB REPLACEMENT
414
Headlight
414
Front Turn Signal/Parking Light
416
Front Fog Light
416
Tail/Stop, Rear Turn Signal and Backup Lights
418
License Plate Light
420
Center High-Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL)
421
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
422
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
423
Engine
423
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
425
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
426
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
426
Required Maintenance Intervals
428
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
443
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
445
Prepare For The Appointment
445
Prepare A List
445
Be Reasonable With Requests
445
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
445
Chrysler LLC Customer Center
446
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
446
In Mexico contact
446
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
447
Service Contract
447
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
448
MOPAR PARTS
448
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
448
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C
448
In Canada
449
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
449
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
451
Treadwear
451
Traction Grades
451
Temperature Grades
452
INDEX
453

FAQ about the 2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Manual

What contains the 2009 Sebring Convertible manual?

The Chrysler Sebring Convertible owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chrysler to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chrysler Sebring Convertible. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2009 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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