2009 Dodge Dakota Owner's Manual

2009 Dodge Dakota owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Dodge
Model:
Dakota
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
10.96 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
14
Locking Doors With The Key
17
STEERING WHEEL LOCK - IF EQUIPPED
17
If You Wish To Manually Lock The Steering Wheel
17
To Release The Steering Wheel Lock
17
Automatic Transmission Ignition Interlock System
17
SENTRY KEY IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
17
Replacement Keys
19
Customer Key Programming
19
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
21
To Set the Alarm
21
To Disarm the System
21
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
22
Vehicles Equipped With Power Door Locks
22
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
23
To Unlock The Doors
24
To Lock The Doors
24
Using The Panic Alarm
26
General Information
26
Programming Additional Transmitters
27
Battery Replacement
28
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
29
DOOR LOCKS
31
Manual Door Locks
31
Power Door Locks
31
Child Protection Door Lock
34
WINDOWS
36
Power Windows
36
Auto Down (Drivers Side Only)
37
Window Lockout Switch
37
Wind Buffeting
37
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
38
Lap/Shoulder Belts
39
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
44
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode - If Equipped
45
Center Lap Belts
45
Seat Belt Pretensioners
46
Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System (BeltAlert)
46
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
47
Seat Belt Extender
47
Driver And Right Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbags
48
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
58
Child Restraint
60
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
72
SAFETY TIPS
73
Exhaust System
73
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
74
Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
75
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
77
MIRRORS
82
Inside Day/Night Mirror
82
Outside Mirrors
82
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature - If Equipped
82
Power Mirrors
83
HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED
84
Operation
86
Phone Call Features
94
UConnect System Features
97
Advanced Phone Connectivity
102
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect System
103
General Information
112
VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM (VR) - IF EQUIPPED
112
Voice Recognition System (VR) Operation
112
Commands
114
Voice Training
117
SEATS
117
Manual Seat Adjustment
117
Front Seats Manual Seat Recliners
118
Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment - If Equipped
119
Adjustable Head Restraints - Front Seating Positions
120
Six-Way Power Seat Adjuster - Drivers Side Only
121
Extended Cab/Crew Cab Rear Seat
122
Heated Seats - If Equipped
122
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
123
LIGHTS
125
Interior Lights
125
Battery Saver
126
Headlight Delay
127
Headlights, Parking Lights And Panel Lights
127
Daytime Running Lights (Canada - Standard and U.S. Fleet Vehicles) - If Equipped
128
Lights-on Reminder
128
Fog Lights - If Equipped
128
Cargo Light - If Equipped
128
Multifunction Lever
129
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
131
Windshield Wipers
131
Windshield Washers
133
TILT STEERING COLUMN
133
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED
134
To Activate
135
To Set At A Desired Speed
135
To Deactivate
135
To Resume Speed
135
To Vary The Speed Setting
136
To Accelerate For Passing
136
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
137
Courtesy/Reading Lights
138
COMPASS/TEMPERATURE MINI-TRIP COMPUTER
138
US/M Button
139
RESET Button
139
STEP Button
140
Average Fuel Economy (AVG ECO)
140
Distance To Empty (DTE)
140
Trip Odometer (ODO)
141
Elapsed Time (ET)
141
C/T Button
141
Global Reset
142
Compass/Temperature Display
142
Automatic Compass Calibration
142
Manual Compass Calibration
143
To Put Into a Calibration Mode
143
Outside Temperature
144
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
144
Programming HomeLink
146
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
148
Using HomeLink
149
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button
149
Security
150
Troubleshooting Tips
150
General Information
150
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
151
Electrical Outlet Use With Engine OFF (Battery Fed Configuration)
152
CUPHOLDERS
152
REAR STORAGE - IF EQUIPPED
153
Rear Convenience Storage Crates
153
Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers
155
FLOOR CONSOLE - IF EQUIPPED
156
Floor Console Features
156
REAR CARGO AREA UTILITY RAILS
157
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
158
Rear Window Defroster - If Equipped
158
Sliding Rear Window - If Equipped
159
SLIDE-IN CAMPERS
159
Camper Applications
159
General Information
160
Carbon Monoxide Warning-Vehicles Equipped With A Cap or Slide-In Campers
160
TAILGATE
160
Tailgate Removal
160
Two-Position Tailgate/Upper Load Platform
161
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
165
INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS
168
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
169
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
170
ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK
181
Clock Setting Procedure
181
SALES CODE REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
182
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
182
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
191
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
193
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
195
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
195
AM/FM/CD/DVD MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM RADIO (RER/REN) - IF EQUIPPED
198
Operating Instructions - Voice Recognition System (VR) - If Equipped
198
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) - If Equipped
198
Clock Setting Procedure
198
SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
200
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
201
Operation Instructions - CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
204
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
206
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
209
SALES CODE RES/RSC - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) AND SIRIUS RADIO
209
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
210
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
216
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
218
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
220
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
221
SOUND BOX OPERATION
222
SATELLITE RADIO - IF EQUIPPED (REN/REQ/RER/RES/REU RADIOS ONLY)
223
System Activation
223
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)
223
Selecting Satellite Mode
224
Satellite Antenna
224
Reception Quality
225
Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode
225
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone (If Equipped)
228
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES) (If Equipped)
228
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED
228
Radio Operation
229
CD Player
229
CD/DVD MAINTENANCE
229
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
230
CLIMATE CONTROLS
230
Air Conditioning And Heater
231
Operating Tips
234
Operation Tips Chart
236
STARTING AND OPERATING
237
STARTING PROCEDURES
241
Manual Transmission
241
Automatic Transmission
241
Normal Starting
242
Extreme Cold Weather (below -20 degrees F or -29 degrees C)
242
If Engine Fails To Start
242
After Starting
243
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED
243
MANUAL TRANSMISSION
244
Shifting
245
Downshifting
246
Reverse Shifting
247
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
247
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
248
Automatic Transmission
248
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
253
NV233/243 GII Transfer Case Operating Information/Precautions
253
Shifting Procedure - NV233/243 Transfer Case
257
NV 244 Generation II Transfer Case Operating Information / Precautions
259
Shifting Procedure - NV 244 Generation II Transfer Case
263
LIMITED-SLIP REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL - IF EQUIPPED
264
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
265
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
266
Flowing/Rising Water
266
Shallow Standing Water
266
POWER STEERING
268
Power Steering Fluid Check
268
PARKING BRAKE
269
BRAKE SYSTEM
271
Rear-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) - If Equipped
271
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
272
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
274
Tire Markings
274
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
277
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
278
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
282
Tire Pressure
282
Tire Inflation Pressures
283
Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation
284
Radial Ply Tires
285
Compact Spare Tire - If Equipped
286
Limited-Use Spare - If Equipped
286
Tire Spinning
287
Tread Wear Indicators
288
Life of Tire
288
Replacement Tires
289
Alignment And Balance
290
SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION - IF EQUIPPED
291
TIRE CHAINS
291
SNOW TIRES
293
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
293
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) - IF EQUIPPED
294
Base System - If Equipped
297
General Information
299
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
299
Reformulated Gasoline
300
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
300
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
301
MMT In Gasoline
302
Materials Added To Fuel
302
Fuel System Cautions
302
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
304
FLEXIBLE FUEL (4.7L ENGINE ONLY) - IF EQUIPPED
304
E-85 General Information
304
ETHANOL FUEL (E-85)
306
Fuel Requirements
306
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) and Gasoline Vehicles
307
Starting
307
Cruising Range
307
Replacement Parts
307
ADDING FUEL
308
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
308
VEHICLE LOADING
310
Certification Label
310
Curb Weight
311
Loading
311
TRAILER TOWING
312
Common Towing Definitions
313
Trailer Hitch Classification
317
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
318
Trailer and Tongue Weight
318
Towing Requirements
319
Towing Tips
324
SNOWPLOW
325
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
326
2WD Models
326
4WD Models
326
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
333
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
334
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
334
Jack Location
334
Removing The Spare Tire
336
Tire Changing Procedure
339
Preparations
339
Instructions
340
To Stow the Flat or Spare
345
JUMP-STARTING
345
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
348
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS - IF EQUIPPED
348
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
349
Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles
349
Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles
350
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
351
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 3.7L
353
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 4.7L
354
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II
355
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
355
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
356
REPLACEMENT PARTS
357
DEALER SERVICE
358
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
358
Engine Oil
358
Engine Oil Filter
360
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
361
Maintenance-Free Battery
361
Air Conditioner Maintenance
362
Drive Shaft Constant Velocity Joints
363
Body Lubrication
364
Windshield Wiper Blades
364
Windshield Washers
365
Exhaust System
365
Cooling System
368
Brake System
373
Clutch Hydraulic System
374
Manual Transmission
374
Automatic Transmission
374
Transfer Case
377
Axles
377
Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
378
FUSES
383
Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center)
383
VEHICLE STORAGE
388
REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS
389
BULB REPLACEMENT
389
Headlight (Halogen)/Front Park And Turn Lights
389
Rear Side Marker, Taillamps/Stop Lamps, And Turn Signal Bulbs - Replacement
391
Center High-Mounted Stop Light And Cargo Lamp
393
License Lamps
396
Fog Lights
397
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
398
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
399
Engine
399
Chassis
400
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
401
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
402
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
402
Required Maintenance Intervals
404
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
419
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
421
Prepare For The Appointment
421
Prepare A List
421
Be Reasonable With Requests
421
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
421
MOPAR PARTS
422
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
422
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C
422
In Canada
422
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
422
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
424
Treadwear
424
Traction Grades
424
Temperature Grades
425
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
425
Chrysler LLC Customer Center
426
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
426
In Mexico contact
427
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
427
Service Contract
427
INDEX
429

FAQ about the 2009 Dodge Dakota Manual

What contains the 2009 Dakota manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Best practice for driving your Dodge Dakota
  • Maintenance for your Dodge Dakota, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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