2010 Dodge Nitro Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
6.94 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
4
INTRODUCTION
5
ROLLOVER WARNING
5
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
10
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
13
Ignition Key Removal
13
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 Arm the System
19
To Disarm the System
19
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
20
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
20
To Unlock the Doors and Liftgate
21
To Lock the Doors and Liftgate
22
Remote Open Window Feature — If Equipped
24
Using the Panic Alarm
24
Programming Additional Transmitters
24
Battery Replacement
25
General Information
26
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
26
How to Use Remote Start
26
DOOR LOCKS
29
Manual Door Locks
29
Power Door Locks
30
Automatic Door Locks
30
Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit
31
Child-Protection Door Lock System (Rear Doors)
32
WINDOWS
34
Power Windows
34
Wind Buffeting
38
LIFTGATE
38
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
39
Lap/Shoulder Belts
40
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
42
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
46
Seat Belt Pretensioner
46
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
46
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
47
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode — If Equipped
48
Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR)
49
Energy Management Feature
53
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
53
Seat Belt Lock Out
54
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
54
Seat Belt Extender
55
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Airbags
55
Airbag Deployment Sensors and Controls
63
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
75
Child Restraints
77
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
87
SAFETY TIPS
87
Transporting Passengers
87
Exhaust Gas
88
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside the Vehicle
89
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside the Vehicle
91
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
94
MIRRORS
98
Inside Day/Night Mirror
98
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
99
Outside Mirrors
99
Power Mirrors
100
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
101
Sun Visor “Slide-On-Rod” Feature
101
Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
101
Operation
103
Phone Call Features
112
Uconnect™ Phone Features
114
Advanced Phone Connectivity
119
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ Phone
121
General Information
130
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
130
Voice Command System Operation
130
Commands
132
Voice Training
135
SEATS
135
Front Manual Seat Adjustment
136
Front Seat Adjustment — Recline
137
Six-Way Driver's Power Seat with Manual Recliner
138
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
139
Adjusting Active Head Restraints
139
Heated Seats — If Equipped
142
60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat with Fold-Flat Feature
143
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
146
LIGHTS
148
Multifunction Lever
148
Headlights and Parking Lights
149
Instrument Panel Dimmer
149
Lights-On Reminder
150
High/Low Beam Switch
150
Flash-to-Pass
150
Front Fog Lights — If Equipped
151
Turn Signals
151
Lane Change Assist
152
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
152
Interior Lights
152
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
153
Windshield Wiper Operation
153
Intermittent Wiper System
155
Windshield Washers
155
Mist Feature
156
TILT STEERING COLUMN
156
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
157
To Activate
158
To Set a Desired Speed
159
To Deactivate
159
To Resume Speed
159
To Vary the Speed Setting
159
To Accelerate for Passing
160
PARKSENSE REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED
160
System Usage Precautions
161
Enabling and Disabling ParkSense
163
ParkSense Operation
164
Service ParkSense Rear Park Assist
165
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
166
Programming HomeLink
167
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
170
Using HomeLink
170
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button
171
Security
171
Troubleshooting Tips
171
General Information
172
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
172
Opening Sunroof — Express
173
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
173
Closing Sunroof — Express
173
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
174
Pinch Protect Feature
174
Pinch Protect Override
174
Venting Sunroof — Express
174
Sunshade Operation
174
Wind Buffeting
175
Sunroof Maintenance
175
Ignition Off Operation
175
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLET
176
CUPHOLDERS
178
STORAGE
179
Glove Box Storage Compartment
179
Front Storage Compartment
179
Console Storage Compartment
180
CARGO AREA FEATURES
181
Cargo Light
181
Cargo Tie-Down Hooks
181
Cargo Load Floor — If Equipped
183
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
184
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
184
Rear Window Defroster
185
ROOF TRIM APPLIQUE — NON FUNCTIONAL
186
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
188
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
191
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
192
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
193
COMPASS AND TRIP COMPUTER — IF EQUIPPED
208
Control Buttons
208
Trip Conditions
209
Compass/Temperature Display
210
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) — IF EQUIPPED
212
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays
214
Oil Change Required
215
Trip Functions
216
Compass Display / ECO (Fuel Saver Mode) — If Equipped
217
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
220
MEDIA CENTER 230 (REQ) — AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
223
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
223
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
231
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
233
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
236
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
236
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430 (RER/REN/RBZ) — AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND CD/DVD/HDD/NAV — IF EQUIPPED
238
Operating Instructions — Voice Command System — If Equipped
239
Operating Instructions — Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped
239
Clock Setting Procedure — RBZ Radio
239
Clock Setting Procedure — RER/REN Radio
241
MEDIA CENTER 130 (RES) — AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
243
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
243
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
246
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
249
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
252
MEDIA CENTER 130 (RES/RSC) — AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) AND SIRIUS RADIO
253
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
253
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
259
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
261
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
264
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
264
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
265
Uconnect™ Multimedia (SATELLITE RADIO) — IF EQUIPPED (REN/REQ/RER/RES RADIOS ONLY)
269
System Activation
270
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)
270
Selecting Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
271
Satellite Antenna
271
Reception Quality
271
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite) Mode
271
Operating Instructions - Uconnect™ Phone (If Equipped)
273
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS — IF EQUIPPED
274
Radio Operation
274
CD Player
275
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
275
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
276
CLIMATE CONTROLS
276
Manual Heating and Air Conditioning
276
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
280
Operating Tips
286
STARTING AND OPERATING
290
STARTING PROCEDURES
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
297
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
297
Key Ignition Park Interlock
298
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
298
Brake/Transmission Interlock Manual Override
299
Four–Speed Automatic Transmission – 3.7L Engine
300
Gear Ranges
300
Five–Speed Automatic Transmission – 4.0L Engine
304
Gear Ranges
305
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION — IF EQUIPPED
309
MP 143 Single-Speed Part-Time Transfer Case
309
Shifting Procedure – Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
311
ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
311
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
312
When To Use 4L or 4LO (Low) Range
312
Driving Through Water
312
Driving In Snow, Mud and Sand
313
Hill Climbing
314
Traction Downhill
315
After Driving Off-Road
315
POWER STEERING
316
Power Steering Fluid Check
317
PARKING BRAKE
318
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
320
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
322
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
323
Traction Control System (TCS)
324
Brake Assist System (BAS)
324
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
325
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
326
ESP/BAS Warning Lamp
329
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
330
Tire Markings
330
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
333
Tire Terminology and Definitions
334
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
335
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
339
Tire Pressure
339
Tire Inflation Pressures
340
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
342
Radial-Ply Tires
342
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
342
Tire Spinning
343
Tread Wear Indicators
344
Life Of Tire
345
Replacement Tires
346
TIRE CHAINS
347
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
348
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
349
Base System
352
Premium System – If Equipped
355
General Information
359
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
359
3.7L Engine
359
4.0L Engine
360
Reformulated Gasoline
360
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
361
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
361
MMT In Gasoline
362
Materials Added To Fuel
362
Fuel System Cautions
363
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
364
ADDING FUEL
365
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
365
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
366
VEHICLE LOADING
367
Certification Label
367
TRAILER TOWING
369
Common Towing Definitions
369
Trailer Hitch Classification
374
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
375
Trailer and Tongue Weight
377
Towing Requirements
378
Towing Tips
383
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
384
Two-Wheel Drive Models
384
Four-Wheel Drive or All-Wheel Drive Models
385
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
386
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
387
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
387
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
389
Jack Location
389
Spare Tire Stowage
389
Spare Tire Removal
390
Preparations For Jacking
390
Jacking Instructions
391
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
394
Preparations for Jump-Start
395
Jump-Starting Procedure
396
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
398
Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles
398
Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles
399
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
400
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.7L
402
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 4.0L
403
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
404
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
404
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
405
REPLACEMENT PARTS
407
DEALER SERVICE
407
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
407
Engine Oil
408
Engine Oil Filter
411
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
411
Maintenance-Free Battery
412
Air Conditioner Maintenance
413
Body Lubrication
414
Windshield Wiper Blades
415
Adding Washer Fluid
415
Exhaust System
416
Cooling System
418
Brake System
424
Automatic Transmission
426
Transfer Case
427
Front/Rear Axle Fluid
428
Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
429
FUSES
433
Totally Integrated Power Module
433
REPLACEMENT BULBS
441
BULB REPLACEMENT
441
Headlamp
441
Left Front Turn Signal
442
Right Front Turn Signal
443
Front Side Marker
443
Front Fog Lamp (Front Fascia Mounted)
443
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, and Backup Lamp
444
Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
445
FLUID CAPACITIES
446
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
447
Engine
447
Chassis
448
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
450
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
451
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
451
Required Maintenance Intervals
453
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
470
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
472
Prepare For The Appointment
472
Prepare A List
472
Be Reasonable With Requests
472
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
472
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
473
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
473
In Mexico contact:
473
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
474
Service Contract
474
WARRANTY INFORMATION
475
MOPAR PARTS
475
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
475
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
475
In Canada
476
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
476
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
478
Treadwear
478
Traction Grades
478
Temperature Grades
479

FAQ about the 2010 Dodge Nitro Manual

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The Dodge Nitro owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Dodge to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Dodge Nitro. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Dodge Nitro 2010 owner's manual:

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Dodge Nitro owners can do
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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