2009 Dodge Avenger Owner's Manual

2009 Dodge Avenger owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Dodge
Model:
Avenger
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
7.46 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
17
Locking Doors With The Key
17
SENTRY KEY
17
Replacement Keys
19
Sentry Key Programming
19
General Information
20
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
21
Rearming The System
21
To Arm The System
21
To Disarm The System
22
ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
23
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) - IF EQUIPPED
23
To Unlock the Doors
24
To Lock the Doors
26
To Unlatch the Trunk
27
Using the Express Down Windows Feature - If Equipped
28
Using the Panic Alarm
28
Programming Additional RKE Transmitters
28
Battery Replacement
28
General Information
29
REMOTE START SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
30
How to Use Remote Start
31
DOOR LOCKS
33
Manual Door Locks
33
Power Door Locks
34
Child Protection Door Lock System (Rear Doors)
36
POWER WINDOWS
37
Power Window Switches
37
Auto Window Down - If Equipped
38
Auto Window Up - If Equipped
39
Reset Auto Up
39
Window Lockout Switch
40
Wind Buffeting
40
TRUNK RELEASE
41
TRUNK SAFETY WARNING
41
Trunk Internal Emergency Release
42
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
43
Lap/Shoulder Belts
45
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
50
Rear Seat Belts
51
Seat Belt Pretensioners
51
Enhanced Seat Belt Reminder System (BeltAlert)
51
BeltAlert Programming
52
Automatic Locking Mode
53
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
53
Seat Belt Extender
53
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag
54
Airbag System Components
55
Front Seat Airbag Features
56
Airbag Deployment Sensors and Controls
62
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
68
Child Restraints
70
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
81
SAFETY TIPS
81
Exhaust Gas
82
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside the Vehicle
82
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside the Vehicle
83
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
85
MIRRORS
89
Inside Day/Night Mirror - If Equipped
89
Automatic Dimming Mirror - If Equipped
90
Power Mirrors
91
Adjusting Side View Mirrors
92
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped
92
HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED
93
Operation
95
Phone Call Features
103
UConnect System Features
106
Advanced Phone Connectivity
111
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect System
112
General Information
121
VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM (VR) - IF EQUIPPED
121
Voice Recognition System (VR) Operation
121
Commands
123
Voice Training
126
SEATS
126
Manual Front Seat Adjustments
126
Power Seats - If Equipped
129
Heated Seats - If Equipped
130
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
131
Adjustable Head Restraints
132
Folding Rear Seat
133
Folding Rear Seat Center Armrest
134
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
134
LIGHTS
136
Map/Reading/Interior Lights
136
Headlights, Parking Lights and Instrument Panel Lights
137
Automatic Headlight System - If Equipped
138
Headlight Time Delay
138
Flash-To-Pass
139
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) - If Equipped
139
Lights On Reminder
139
Fog Lights - If Equipped
139
Turn Signals
140
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch
141
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
142
Intermittent Wiper System
143
Mist Feature
144
Headlights With Wipers Feature (Available With Auto Headlights Only)
144
Windshield Washers
144
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
145
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED
146
To Activate
147
To Set At A Desired Speed
147
To Deactivate
147
To Resume Speed
148
To Vary The Speed Setting
148
To Accelerate For Passing
149
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
149
Programming Homelink
150
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
153
Security
154
Troubleshooting Tips
154
General Information
155
POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED
155
Sunroof Operation
156
Auto Sunroof Express With Anti-Pinch Protection - If Equipped
157
Sunshade Operation
157
Wind Buffeting
157
Sunroof Maintenance
157
Ignition Off Operation
158
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
158
CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER - IF EQUIPPED
161
CUPHOLDERS
162
Heated or Cooled Cupholder - If Equipped
162
Rear Bottle Holders
163
STORAGE
164
Drivers Side Sunglass Holder - If Equipped
164
Cargo Area
164
CONSOLE FEATURES
166
Dual Storage Bins
166
Video Console - If Equipped
168
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
169
Rear Window Defroster - If Equipped
169
BEVERAGE COOLER STORAGE BIN - IF EQUIPPED
170
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
173
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
176
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - BASE
177
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - PREMIUM
178
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
179
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) - IF EQUIPPED
191
EVIC Displays
192
Oil Change Required
193
Trip Functions
194
Compass Display
195
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
198
SALES CODE REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
200
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
201
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
209
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
211
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
213
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
213
AM/FM/CD/DVD MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM RADIO (RER/REN) - IF EQUIPPED
216
Operating Instructions - Voice Recognition System (VR) - If Equipped
216
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) - If Equipped
216
Clock Setting Procedure
216
SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
219
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
219
Operation Instructions - CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
222
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
224
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
227
SALES CODE RES/RSC - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) AND SIRIUS RADIO
228
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
228
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
234
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
236
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
239
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
239
SATELLITE RADIO - IF EQUIPPED (REN/REQ/RER/RES/REU RADIOS ONLY)
240
System Activation
240
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)
241
Selecting Satellite Mode
242
Satellite Antenna
242
Reception Quality
242
Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode
243
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone (If Equipped)
245
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES) (If Equipped)
245
VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES) - IF EQUIPPED
246
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED
248
Operation with RES / REQ AM/FM Stereo Radio with CD Player
249
Operation with RER Multi-Media System
250
CD/DVD MAINTENANCE
251
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
251
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
271
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE
272
Brake/Transaxle Interlock System
273
Automatic Transaxle Ignition Interlock System
274
4-Speed/6-Speed Automatic Transaxle - If Equipped
275
AUTOSTICK - IF EQUIPPED
278
Operation
278
General Information
279
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
280
Acceleration
280
Traction
280
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
281
Flowing/Rising Water
281
Shallow Standing Water
281
POWER STEERING
283
Power Steering Fluid Check
284
PARKING BRAKE
284
BRAKE SYSTEM
286
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS)
288
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
291
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
291
Traction Control System (TCS)
291
Brake Assist System (BAS)
292
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
293
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
296
Tire Markings
296
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
300
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
301
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
305
Tire Pressure
305
Tire Inflation Pressures
306
Radial-Ply Tires
308
Compact Spare Tire - If Equipped
308
Limited Use Spare - If Equipped
310
Tire Spinning
311
Tread Wear Indicators
311
Life of Tire
312
Replacement Tires
313
TIRE CHAINS
314
SNOW TIRES
314
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
315
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
316
Base System
318
Premium System - If Equipped
320
General Information
324
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
325
2.4L and 2.7L Engine
325
3.5L Engine
325
Reformulated Gasoline
326
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
326
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
327
MMT in Gasoline
328
Materials Added to Fuel
328
Fuel System Cautions
328
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
329
FLEXIBLE FUEL- 2.7L ONLY (EXCEPT CALIFORNIA EMISSION STATES)
330
E-85 General Information
330
ETHANOL FUEL (E-85)
331
Fuel Requirements
331
Selection of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) and Gasoline Vehicles
332
Starting
332
Cruising Range
333
Replacement Parts
333
Maintenance
333
ADDING FUEL
333
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
333
Loose Filler Cap Message
336
VEHICLE LOADING
336
Vehicle Certification Label
336
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
337
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
337
Overloading
337
Loading
338
TRAILER TOWING
338
Common Towing Definitions
338
Trailer Hitch Classification
340
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
341
Trailer and Tongue Weight
342
Towing Requirements
343
Towing Tips
346
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
348
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle (Flat towing with all four wheels on the ground)
348
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
349
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
350
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
350
Engine Oil Overheating (2.4L Engine Only) - If Equipped
352
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
352
Jack Location
353
Spare Tire Stowage
353
Preparations For Jacking
353
Jacking Instructions
354
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURE
360
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
363
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
364
Towing With The Ignition Key
364
Towing Without The Ignition Key
365
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
365
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle With A Tow Dolly
365
Towing Without Power - Override Transaxle Interlock System
365
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
367
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 2.4L
369
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 2.7L
370
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 3.5L
371
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II
372
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
372
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
373
REPLACEMENT PARTS
374
DEALER SERVICE
375
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
375
Engine Oil
375
Engine Oil Filter
379
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
379
Maintenance-Free Battery
380
Air Conditioner Maintenance
381
A/C Air Filter - If Equipped
382
Body Lubrication
383
Windshield Wiper Blades
384
Adding Washer Fluid
384
Exhaust System
385
Cooling System
387
Brake System
392
Automatic Transaxle
394
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
397
Cleaning Center Console Cupholders
402
FUSES
402
Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM)
402
VEHICLE STORAGE
411
REPLACEMENT BULBS
411
BULB REPLACEMENT
411
Headlight
412
Fog Lights
414
Taillights, Rear Turn Signals And Backup Lights
415
License Plate Light
417
Center High-Mounted Stop Light
417
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
419
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
420
Engine
420
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
423
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
424
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
424
Required Maintenance Intervals
426
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
441
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
443
Prepare For The Appointment
443
Prepare A List
443
Be Reasonable With Requests
443
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
443
Chrysler LLC Customer Center
444
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
444
In Mexico contact
444
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
445
Service Contract
445
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
446
MOPAR PARTS
446
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
446
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C
446
In Canada
447
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
447
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
448
Treadwear
449
Traction Grades
449
Temperature Grades
450
INDEX
451

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

  • Best practice for driving your Dodge Avenger
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

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