2010 Dodge Caliber Owner's Manual

2010 Dodge Caliber owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Dodge
Model:
Caliber
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
6.43 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
4
INTRODUCTION
5
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
5
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
7
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
7
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
8
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
10
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
13
Ignition Key Removal
13
Locking Doors With A Key
15
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
15
SENTRY KEY
15
Replacement Keys
16
Customer Key Programming
17
General Information
18
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
18
To Set The Security Alarm
19
To Disarm The System
19
Vehicle Security Alarm Manual Override
19
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF EQUIPPED
19
To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
20
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All First Press
20
Illuminated Approach — If Equipped
21
To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
22
Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
22
Flash Lights With Remote Key Lock/Unlock
23
Using The Panic Alarm
23
Programming Additional Transmitters
24
General Information
24
Transmitter Battery Replacement
25
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
26
How to Use Remote Start
26
DOOR LOCKS
28
Manual Door Locks
28
Power Door Locks
29
Child-Protection Door Lock System (Rear Doors) — If Equipped
32
POWER WINDOWS — IF EQUIPPED
34
Power Window Switches
34
Auto-Down
35
Window Lockout Switch
36
LIFTGATE
36
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
38
Lap/Shoulder Belts
40
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
45
Lap/ Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions With A Mini-Latch And Buckle
46
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
49
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode — If Equipped
49
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
50
Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped
51
Energy Management Feature
51
Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR)
52
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
56
Seat Belt Extender
57
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
57
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Airbags
58
Advanced Front Airbag Features
60
Airbag Deployment Sensors and Controls
65
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
73
Child Restraints
75
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
85
SAFETY TIPS
86
Transporting Passengers
86
Exhaust Gas
87
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside the Vehicle
88
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside the Vehicle
90
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
92
MIRRORS
96
Inside Day/Night Mirror
96
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
96
Outside Mirror — Driver Side
97
Outside Mirror — Passenger Side
97
Power Mirrors — If Equipped
98
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
99
Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
99
Sun Visor Sliding Feature
99
Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
100
Operation
102
Phone Call Features
110
Uconnect™ Phone Features
113
Advanced Phone Connectivity
117
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ Phone
119
General Information
128
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
128
Voice Command System Operation
128
Commands
130
Voice Training
133
SEATS
133
Manual Front Seat Adjustment
134
Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If Equipped
135
Manual Lumbar — If Equipped
135
Driver's Seatback Recline
136
Six-Way Power Seats — If Equipped
137
Heated Seats — If Equipped
138
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
139
Adjusting Active Head Restraints
140
Folding Rear Seat
143
Reclining Rear Seat — If Equipped
144
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
145
LIGHTS
147
Multifunction Lever
147
Headlights and Parking Lights
147
Lights-on Reminder
148
Fog Lights — If Equipped
148
Turn Signals
149
High/Low Beam Switch
149
Flash-to-Pass
149
Instrument Panel Dimmer
150
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
150
Map/Reading Lights
151
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
152
Windshield Wiper Operation
152
Intermittent Wiper System
153
Windshield Washers
153
Mist Feature
154
TILT STEERING COLUMN
155
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
156
To Activate
156
To Set a Desired Speed
157
To Deactivate
157
To Resume Speed
157
To Vary the Speed Setting
157
Manual Transaxle
158
To Accelerate for Passing
159
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
159
Programming HomeLink
161
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
163
Using HomeLink
164
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button
164
Security
164
Troubleshooting Tips
165
General Information
165
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
166
Opening the Sunroof
167
Closing the Sunroof
167
Pinch Protect Feature
167
Pinch Protect Override
168
Venting Sunroof — Express
168
Sunshade Operation
168
Wind Buffeting
168
Sunroof Maintenance
168
Ignition Off Operation
169
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
169
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
171
CUPHOLDERS
173
STORAGE
174
Glove Compartment And Storage Bin
174
Upper Instrument Panel Storage
174
Door Storage — If Equipped
175
CHILL ZONE BEVERAGE COOLER STORAGE COMPARTMENT — IF EQUIPPED
176
CONSOLE FEATURES
177
CARGO AREA FEATURES
179
Cargo Light/Removable Self-Recharging Flashlight
179
Cargo Cover
180
Removable Load Floor
182
Cargo Tie-Down Loops
182
Fold Down Speakers — If Equipped
183
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
184
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
184
Rear Window Defroster
185
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
186
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
190
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER – BASE
191
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER – PREMIUM
192
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
193
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) — If Equipped
207
Oil Change Required — If Equipped
209
EVIC Functions
210
Compass/Temperature/Audio
211
Average Fuel Economy
211
Distance To Empty (DTE)
211
Elapsed Time
212
Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
212
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
212
MEDIA CENTER 230 (REQ) — AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
218
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
218
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
226
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
228
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
231
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
231
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430 (RER/REN/RBZ) — AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND CD/DVD/HDD/NAV — IF EQUIPPED
233
Operating Instructions — Voice Command System — If Equipped
234
Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
234
Clock Setting Procedure — RBZ Radio
234
Clock Setting Procedure — RER/REN Radio
236
MEDIA CENTER 130 (RES) — AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
238
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
238
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
241
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
243
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
246
MEDIA CENTER 130 (RES/RSC) — AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) AND SIRIUS RADIO
247
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
247
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
253
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
255
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
258
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
258
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
259
UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) 0.5 — IF EQUIPPED
263
Connecting The iPod
264
Using This Feature
265
Controlling The iPod Using Radio Buttons
265
Play Mode
265
List Or Browse Mode
267
Uconnect™ Multimedia (SATELLITE RADIO) — IF EQUIPPED (REN/REQ/RER/RES/REU/RBZ RADIOS ONLY)
269
System Activation
269
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)
269
Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
270
Satellite Antenna
270
Reception Quality
270
Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
271
Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ Phone (If Equipped)
273
Operating Instructions — Video Entertainment System (VES)™ (If Equipped)
274
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS — IF EQUIPPED
274
Radio Operation
275
CD Player
275
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
275
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
276
CLIMATE CONTROLS
276
Manual Heating and Air Conditioning
277
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
281
Operating Tips
286
STARTING AND OPERATING
290
STARTING PROCEDURES
294
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
294
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
294
Normal Starting
294
Extreme Cold Weather (Below 20°F Or 29°C)
295
If Engine Fails to Start
295
After Starting
296
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
296
MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
297
Five–Speed Manual Transmission
297
Recommended Shift Speeds
298
Downshifting
298
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
299
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
300
Automatic Transmission Ignition Interlock System
301
Gear Ranges
301
AUTOSTICK — IF EQUIPPED
303
Operation
303
General Information
304
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
305
Acceleration
305
Traction
305
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
306
Flowing/Rising Water
306
Shallow Standing Water
306
POWER STEERING
308
Power Steering Fluid Check
308
PARKING BRAKE
309
BRAKE SYSTEM
311
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
312
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
315
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
315
Brake Assist System (BAS)
315
Traction Control System (TCS)
316
Hill Start Assist (HSA) – Manual Transmission Only
317
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
319
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
322
Tire Markings
322
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
325
Tire Terminology and Definitions
326
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
327
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
331
Tire Pressure
331
Tire Inflation Pressures
332
Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation
334
Radial Ply Tires
334
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
334
Tire Spinning
335
Tread Wear Indicators
336
Life of Tire
337
Replacement Tires
337
TIRE CHAINS
339
SNOW TIRES
339
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
339
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
340
Base System
343
Premium System – If Equipped
345
General Information
349
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
349
Reformulated Gasoline
350
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
350
E85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
351
MMT In Gasoline
351
Materials Added To Fuel
352
Fuel System Cautions
352
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
353
ADDING FUEL
354
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
354
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
356
VEHICLE LOADING
356
Vehicle Certification Label
356
TRAILER TOWING
358
Common Towing Definitions
358
Installing A Trailer Hitch
361
Trailer Hitch Classification
361
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
362
Trailer And Tongue Weight
363
Towing Requirements
364
Towing Tips
369
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
370
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle (Flat Towing With All Four Wheels On The Ground)
370
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
372
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
373
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
373
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE OVERHEATING
374
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
375
Jack Location
375
Spare Tire Stowage
375
Preparations For Jacking
376
Jacking Instructions
377
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
381
Preparations for Jump-Start
382
Jump-Starting Procedure
384
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
386
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
387
With Ignition Key
387
Without The Ignition Key
388
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
390
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.0L
392
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L
393
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
394
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
394
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
395
REPLACEMENT PARTS
396
DEALER SERVICE
396
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
397
Engine Oil
398
Engine Oil Filter
401
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
401
Maintenance-Free Battery
402
Air Conditioner Maintenance
403
Body Lubrication
404
Windshield Wiper Blades
405
Adding Washer Fluid
405
Exhaust System
406
Cooling System
408
Brake System
414
Automatic Transmission (CVT) – If Equipped
417
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
418
Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
418
FUSES
424
Integrated Power Module (IPM)
424
VEHICLE STORAGE
428
REPLACEMENT BULBS
428
BULB REPLACEMENT
428
Front Headlamps, Parking, and Turn Signal Lamps
428
Fog Lamps
429
Rear Tail, Turn Signal, and Backup Lamps
430
License Lamps
432
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
433
FLUID CAPACITIES
434
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
435
Engine
435
Chassis
436
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
438
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
439
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
439
Required Maintenance Intervals
441
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
456
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
458
Prepare For The Appointment
458
Prepare A List
458
Be Reasonable With Requests
458
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
458
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
459
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
459
In Mexico contact:
459
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
460
Service Contract
460
WARRANTY INFORMATION
461
MOPAR PARTS
461
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
461
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
461
In Canada
462
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
462
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
463
Treadwear
464
Traction Grades
464
Temperature Grades
464

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