2009 Dodge Challenger Owner's Manual

2009 Dodge Challenger owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Dodge
Model:
Challenger
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
3.25 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
Fob With Integrated Key
15
Ignition Key Removal
15
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
16
SENTRY KEY
16
Replacement Keys
18
Customer Key Programming
18
General Information
19
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM
20
Rearming Of The System
20
To Arm The System
20
To Disarm The System
20
ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM
21
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
22
To Unlock The Doors
22
To Lock The Doors
24
Express Down Window Feature
25
To Open The Trunk
25
Using The Panic Alarm
25
Programming Additional Transmitters
26
Transmitter Battery Service
26
General Information
27
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM
28
How To Use Remote Start
28
DOOR LOCKS
30
Manual Door Locks
30
Power Door Locks
31
WINDOWS
34
Power Windows
34
Wind Buffeting
35
TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE
36
TRUNK SAFETY WARNING
37
Trunk Emergency Release
37
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
38
Lap/Shoulder Belts
39
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
43
Seat Belt Pretensioners
44
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
44
Automatic Locking Mode - If Equipped
46
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
46
Seat Belt Extender
47
Driver and Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbags
47
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
57
Child Restraint
59
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
68
SAFETY TIPS
69
Transporting Passengers
69
Exhaust Gas
69
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside the Vehicle
70
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside the Vehicle
71
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
73
MIRRORS
77
Automatic Dimming Mirror - If Equipped
77
Outside Mirrors
77
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
78
Power Mirrors
78
Heated Mirrors - If Equipped
79
Vanity Mirrors
79
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
79
Slide-On-Rod and Extender Features of Sun Visor
79
uconnect phone - IF EQUIPPED
80
Operation
82
Phone Call Features
90
uconnect phone Features
93
Advanced Phone Connectivity
98
Things You Should Know About Your uconnect phone
100
General Information
108
VOICE RECOGNITION (VR) SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
108
Voice Recognition (VR) System Operation
108
Commands
110
Voice Training
113
SEATS
113
Easy Entry Seats
113
Power Seats
114
Manual Front Seatback Recline
115
Lumbar Support
116
Head Restraints
116
Heated Seats
117
Folding Rear Seat
118
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
119
LIGHTS
121
Headlight Switch
121
Automatic Headlights - If Equipped
122
Headlights On with Wipers (Available with Auto Headlights Only)
122
Headlight Time Delay
122
Daytime Running Lights - If Equipped
123
Lights-On Reminder
123
Fog Lights - If Equipped
123
Multifunction Lever
124
Overhead Console Map/Reading Lights
125
Interior Lights
125
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
127
Intermittent Wiper System
127
Mist Feature
128
Windshield Washers
128
Headlights On With Wipers (Available with Auto Headlights Only)
128
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
129
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
130
To Activate
131
To Set A Desired Speed
131
To Deactivate
132
To Resume Speed
132
To Vary the Speed Setting
132
To Accelerate For Passing
133
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
134
Courtesy/Reading Lights
134
Sunglasses Storage
134
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
135
Programming HomeLink
136
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
139
Using HomeLink
139
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button
140
Security
140
Troubleshooting Tips
140
General Information
141
POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED
141
Opening Sunroof - Partially
142
Opening Sunroof - Express
142
Closing Sunroof - Partially
142
Closing Sunroof - Express
143
Pinch Protect Feature
143
Pinch Protect Override
143
Venting Sunroof - Express
143
Sunshade Operation
143
Wind Buffeting
144
Sunroof Maintenance
144
Ignition Off Operation
144
Sunroof Fully Closed
144
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
144
CUPHOLDERS
146
Front Cupholders
146
Rear Cupholders
147
CONSOLE FEATURES
148
Sliding Center Console Armrest
148
Console Storage
148
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
149
Rear Window Defroster
149
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
151
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
155
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - BASE
156
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - PREMIUM
157
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
158
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC)
170
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays
172
Engine Oil Change Indicator System
173
Trip Functions
174
Keyless Go Display - If Equipped
177
Compass Display
177
Driver-Selectable Surround Sound (DSS) - If Equipped
179
System Warnings (Customer Information Features)
180
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
180
SALES CODE REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
184
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
184
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play)
189
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
191
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
193
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
194
SALES CODE (RER/REN) - AM/FM/CD/DVD RADIO - IF EQUIPPED
196
Operating Instructions - Voice Recognition System (VR) - If Equipped
196
Operating Instructions - uconnect phone - If Equipped
196
Clock Setting Procedure
196
SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
199
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
199
Operation Instructions - CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
202
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
204
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
207
SALES CODE RES/RSC - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) AND SIRIUS RADIO
207
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
208
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
213
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
215
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
218
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
218
UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) - IF EQUIPPED
219
Connecting The iPod
220
Using This Feature
220
Controlling The iPod Using Radio Buttons
220
Play Mode
221
List Or Browse Mode
222
uconnect studios (SATELLITE RADIO) - IF EQUIPPED (REN/REQ/RER/RES RADIOS ONLY)
224
System Activation
224
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)
225
Selecting uconnect studios (Satellite) Mode
225
Satellite Antenna
225
Reception Quality
226
Operating Instructions - uconnect studios (Satellite) Mode
226
Operating Instructions - uconnect phone (If Equipped)
228
KICKER HIGH PERFORMANCE SOUND SYSTEM WITH DRIVER-SELECTABLE SURROUND (DSS) - IF EQUIPPED
229
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED
230
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
231
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
232
CLIMATE CONTROLS
232
Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System
232
Operating Tips
237
STARTING AND OPERATING
241
STARTING PROCEDURES
245
Manual Transmission - If Equipped
245
Automatic Transmission - If Equipped
246
Keyless Go - If Equipped
247
Normal Starting
248
Extremely Cold Weather (Below -20 degrees F or -29 degrees C)
250
If Engine Fails To Start
251
After Starting
252
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED
252
MANUAL TRANSMISSION - IF EQUIPPED
253
Six-Speed Manual Transmission
253
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - IF EQUIPPED
257
General Information
257
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
259
Brake/Transmission Interlock Manual Override
259
Four-Speed Automatic Transmission (3.5L Engine)
261
Five-Speed Automatic Transmission (5.7L Engine)
266
Gear Ranges
266
AUTOSTICK - IF EQUIPPED
270
Autostick Operation
270
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
271
Acceleration
271
Traction
272
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
272
Flowing/Rising Water
273
POWER STEERING
275
Power Steering Fluid Check
275
PARKING BRAKE
276
Manual Transmission - If Equipped
277
Automatic Transmission - If Equipped
278
BRAKE SYSTEM
279
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) - If Equipped
279
MULTI-DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM (MDS) (IF EQUIPPED) - 5.7L ENGINE ONLY
282
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
282
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) - If Equipped
282
TCS (Traction Control System) - If Equipped
283
BAS (Brake Assist System) - If Equipped
283
HSA (Hill Start Assist) - Manual Transmission Only
285
ESP (Electronic Stability Program) - If Equipped
286
Synchronizing ESP
289
ESP/BAS Malfunction Indicator Light and ESP/TCS Indicator Light
289
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
290
Tire Markings
290
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
295
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
299
Tire Pressure
299
Tire Inflation Pressures
300
Radial Ply Tires
302
Compact Spare Tire - If Equipped
302
Tire Spinning
303
Tread Wear Indicators
304
Life Of Tire
305
Replacement Tires
305
TIRE CHAINS
306
SNOW TIRES
308
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
308
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
309
Base System
312
Premium System - If Equipped
314
General Information
318
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
318
3.5L and 5.7L Engines (with Automatic Transmission)
318
5.7L Engine (with Manual Transmission)
319
Reformulated Gasoline
319
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
319
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
320
MMT In Gasoline
321
Materials Added to Fuel
321
Fuel System Cautions
321
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
322
ADDING FUEL
323
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
323
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
325
VEHICLE LOADING
325
Vehicle Certification Label
325
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
326
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
326
Overloading
326
Loading
327
TRAILER TOWING
327
Common Towing Definitions
327
Trailer Hitch Classification
330
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
331
Trailer and Tongue Weight
331
Towing Requirements
332
Towing Tips
337
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
338
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
339
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
340
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
340
TIREFIT TIRE REPAIR - IF EQUIPPED
341
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
347
Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage
347
Preparations For Jacking
349
Jacking and Changing a Tire
350
Compact Spare Tire
354
Wheel Cover or Center Cap Installation (If Equipped)
355
JUMP-STARTING
358
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
361
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
362
Without The Ignition Key
362
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle (Flat Towing With All Four Wheels On The Ground)
362
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle With A Tow Dolly
363
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
365
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 3.5L
368
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 5.7L
369
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II
370
Loose Fuel Filler Cap
370
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
371
REPLACEMENT PARTS
372
DEALER SERVICE
373
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
373
Engine Oil
374
Engine Oil Filter
377
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
378
Maintenance-Free Battery
378
Air Conditioner Maintenance
380
Body Lubrication
381
Windshield Wiper Blades
382
Adding Washer Fluid
382
Exhaust System
383
Cooling System
386
Brake System
391
Clutch Hydraulic System - Manual Transmission (If Equipped)
394
Manual Transmission - If Equipped
394
Automatic Transmission - If Equipped
395
Rear Axle
396
Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
397
FUSES
402
Integrated Power Module (IPM)
402
Rear Power Distribution Center
405
VEHICLE STORAGE
409
REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS
410
BULB REPLACEMENT
411
Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, Park/Turn Lamp - Models with Halogen Headlamps - If Equipped
411
Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, and Park/Turn Lamp - Models with High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps - If Equipped
411
Front/Rear Side Marker Lamp
411
Tail/Turn and Stop Lamp
412
Center Tail/Backup Lamp
414
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
415
License Lamp
415
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
416
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
417
Engine
417
Chassis
418
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
419
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
420
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
420
Required Maintenance Intervals
422
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
435
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
437
Prepare For The Appointment
437
Prepare A List
437
Be Reasonable With Requests
437
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
437
Chrysler LLC Customer Center
438
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
438
In Mexico Contact
438
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
439
Service Contract
439
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
440
MOPAR PARTS
440
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
440
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C
440
In Canada
441
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
441
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
442
Treadwear
443
Traction Grades
443
Temperature Grades
443
INDEX
445

FAQ about the 2009 Dodge Challenger Manual

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
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  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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