2010 Dodge Dakota Owner's Manual

2010 Dodge Dakota owners manual
Year:
2010
Make:
Dodge
Model:
Dakota
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
7.34 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
INTRODUCTION
4
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
4
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
6
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
6
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
7
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
9
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
12
Ignition Key Removal
12
Locking Doors With A Key
15
STEERING WHEEL LOCK — IF EQUIPPED
15
To Manually Lock the Steering Wheel
15
To Release the Steering Wheel Lock
15
Automatic Transmission Ignition Interlock System
15
SENTRY KEY — IF EQUIPPED
15
Replacement Keys
16
Customer Key Programming
17
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
18
To Set the Alarm
18
To Disarm the System
19
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
20
Vehicles Equipped With Power Door Locks
20
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
20
To Unlock The Doors
21
To Lock The Doors
21
Using The Panic Alarm
23
General Information
24
Programming Additional Transmitters
24
Battery Replacement
24
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
25
How to Use Remote Start
25
DOOR LOCKS
28
Manual Door Locks
28
Power Door Locks
29
Child Protection Door Lock
31
WINDOWS
32
Power Windows
32
Auto-Down — Driver's Side Only
33
Window Lockout Switch
34
Wind Buffeting
34
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
34
Lap/Shoulder Belts
36
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
41
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode — If Equipped
42
Center Lap Belts
42
Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped
43
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
43
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
44
Seat Belt Extender
44
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) – Airbags
45
Advanced Front Airbag Features
46
Airbag Deployment Sensors and Controls
50
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
56
Child Restraint
58
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
71
SAFETY TIPS
71
Transporting Passengers
71
Exhaust Gas
72
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside the Vehicle
73
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside the Vehicle
74
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
75
MIRRORS
79
Inside Day/Night Mirror
79
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
80
Outside Mirrors
80
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature — If Equipped
81
Power Mirrors
81
uconnect™ phone — IF EQUIPPED
82
Operation
84
Phone Call Features
92
uconnect™ phone Features
95
Advanced Phone Connectivity
100
Things You Should Know About Your uconnect™ phone
101
General Information
110
VOICE RECOGNITION (VR) SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
110
Voice Recognition (VR) System Operation
110
Commands
111
Voice Training
115
SEATS
115
Manual Seat Adjustment
116
Front Seats Manual Seat Recliners
116
Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment — If Equipped
117
Adjustable Head Restraints — Front Seating Positions
118
Six-Way Power Seat Adjuster (Driver's Side Only)
119
Extended Cab/Crew Cab Rear Seat
120
Heated Seats — If Equipped
121
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
122
LIGHTS
123
Interior Lights
124
Battery Saver
125
Headlight Delay
125
Headlights, Parking Lights And Panel Lights
126
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
126
Lights-on Reminder
127
Fog Lights — If Equipped
127
Cargo Light — If Equipped
127
Multifunction Lever
128
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
129
Windshield Wipers
129
Windshield Washers
131
TILT STEERING COLUMN
131
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
132
To Activate
133
To Set a Desired Speed
133
To Deactivate
133
To Resume Speed
134
To Vary the Speed Setting
134
To Accelerate for Passing
134
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
135
Courtesy/Reading Lights
136
COMPASS/TEMPERATURE MINI-TRIP COMPUTER
136
US/M Button
136
RESET Button
137
STEP Button
137
Average Fuel Economy (AVG ECO)
138
Distance To Empty (DTE)
138
Trip Odometer (ODO)
138
Elapsed Time (ET)
139
C/T Button
139
Global Reset
139
Compass/Temperature Display
140
Automatic Compass Calibration
140
Manual Compass Calibration
140
To Put Into a Calibration Mode
141
Outside Temperature
142
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
142
Programming HomeLink
143
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
146
Using HomeLink
146
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button
146
Security
147
Troubleshooting Tips
147
General Information
147
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
148
CUPHOLDERS
150
REAR STORAGE — IF EQUIPPED
150
Rear Convenience Storage Crates
150
Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers
152
FLOOR CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPED
153
Floor Console Features
153
REAR CARGO AREA UTILITY RAILS — IF EQUIPPED
154
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
155
Rear Window Defroster — If Equipped
155
Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped
156
SLIDE-IN CAMPERS
157
Camper Applications
157
General Information
157
Carbon Monoxide Warning-Vehicles Equipped With A Cap or Slide-In Campers
157
TAILGATE
158
Tailgate Removal
158
Two–Position Tailgate/Upper Load Platform
159
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
161
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
164
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
165
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
166
ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK
179
Clock Setting Procedure
179
SALES CODE REQ — AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
180
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
180
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
188
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
190
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
192
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
193
SALES CODE (RER/REN) — AM/FM/CD/DVD RADIO – IF EQUIPPED
195
Operating Instructions — Voice Recognition System (VR) — If Equipped
195
Operating Instructions — uconnect™ phone — If Equipped
195
Clock Setting Procedure
195
SALES CODE RES — AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
197
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
198
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
200
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
203
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
205
SALES CODE RES/RSC — AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) AND SIRIUS RADIO
206
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
206
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
211
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
214
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
216
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
216
SOUND BOX OPERATION
217
uconnect™ studios (SATELLITE RADIO) — IF EQUIPPED (REN/REQ/RER/RES/REU RADIOS ONLY)
218
System Activation
219
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)
219
Selecting uconnect™ studios (Satellite) Mode
220
Satellite Antenna
220
Reception Quality
220
Operating Instructions — uconnect™ studios (Satellite) Mode
221
Operating Instructions — uconnect™ phone (If Equipped)
223
Operating Instructions — Video Entertainment System (VES)™ (If Equipped)
223
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS — IF EQUIPPED
224
Radio Operation
224
CD Player
225
CD/DVD MAINTENANCE
225
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
226
CLIMATE CONTROLS
226
Air Conditioning and Heater
226
Operating Tips
229
Operation Tips Chart
232
STARTING AND OPERATING
233
STARTING PROCEDURES
237
Automatic Transmission
237
Normal Starting
237
Extreme Cold Weather (below –20°F or –29°C)
238
If Engine Fails To Start
238
After Starting
239
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
239
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
240
Key Ignition Park Interlock
240
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
241
Automatic Transmission
241
Gear Ranges
241
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION — IF EQUIPPED
245
NV233/243 GII Transfer Case Operating Information/Precautions
245
Shifting Procedure - NV233/243 Transfer Case
249
LIMITED-SLIP REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL — IF EQUIPPED
251
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
251
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
252
Flowing/Rising Water
252
Shallow Standing Water
252
POWER STEERING
254
Power Steering Fluid Check
255
PARKING BRAKE
256
BRAKE SYSTEM
257
Rear-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
257
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) — If Equipped
258
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
260
Tire Markings
260
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
263
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
264
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
268
Tire Pressure
268
Tire Inflation Pressures
269
Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation
270
Radial Ply Tires
271
Tire Spinning
271
Tread Wear Indicators
272
Life of Tire
272
Replacement Tires
273
TIRE CHAINS
274
SNOW TIRES
276
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
276
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
277
Base System
280
General Information
282
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
282
Reformulated Gasoline
283
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
283
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
284
MMT In Gasoline
284
Materials Added To Fuel
285
Fuel System Cautions
285
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
286
FLEXIBLE FUEL (4.7L ENGINE ONLY) — IF EQUIPPED
287
E-85 General Information
287
Ethanol Fuel (E-85)
288
Fuel Requirements
288
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) and Gasoline Vehicles
289
Starting
290
Cruising Range
290
Replacement Parts
290
Maintenance
290
ADDING FUEL
291
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
291
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
292
VEHICLE LOADING
293
Certification Label
293
Curb Weight
294
Loading
294
TRAILER TOWING
295
Common Towing Definitions
296
Trailer Hitch Classification
300
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
301
Trailer and Tongue Weight
301
Towing Requirements
302
Towing Tips
307
SNOWPLOW
308
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
308
Two-Wheel Drive Models
308
Four-Wheel Drive Models
309
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
315
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
316
CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
317
Jack Location
317
Removing The Spare Tire
319
Tire Changing Procedure
321
Preparations
322
Instructions
323
To Stow the Flat or Spare
327
JUMP-STARTING
328
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
330
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
331
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
332
Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles
332
Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles
333
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
335
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.7L
337
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 4.7L
338
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
339
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
339
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
340
REPLACEMENT PARTS
341
DEALER SERVICE
342
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
342
Engine Oil
343
Engine Oil Filter
345
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
346
Maintenance-Free Battery
346
Air Conditioner Maintenance
347
Body Lubrication
348
Windshield Wiper Blades
349
Adding Washer Fluid
350
Exhaust System
350
Cooling System
352
Brake System
357
Automatic Transmission
359
Transfer Case
361
Axles
362
Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
363
FUSES
367
Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center)
368
VEHICLE STORAGE
372
REPLACEMENT BULBS
373
BULB REPLACEMENT
373
Headlamp (Halogen)/Front Park and Turn Signal Lamps
373
Rear Side Marker, Taillamps/Stop Lamps, And Turn Signal Bulbs
375
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp And Cargo Lamp
377
License Lamps
380
Fog Lamps
381
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
382
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
383
Engine
383
Chassis
384
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
385
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
386
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
386
Required Maintenance Intervals
388
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
403
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
405
Prepare For The Appointment
405
Prepare A List
405
Be Reasonable With Requests
405
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
405
Chrysler LLC Customer Center
406
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
406
In Mexico contact:
406
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
407
Service Contract
407
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
408
MOPAR PARTS
408
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
408
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
408
In Canada
409
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
409
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
411
Treadwear
411
Traction Grades
411
Temperature Grades
412

FAQ about the 2010 Dodge Dakota Manual

What contains the 2010 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 2010 owner's manual:

  • Best practice for driving your Dodge Dakota
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Maintenance for your Dodge Dakota, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

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