2011 Dodge Caliber Owner's Manual

2011 Dodge Caliber owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Dodge
Model:
Caliber
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
3.22 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
Ignition Key Removal
14
Locking Doors With A Key
16
Replacement Keys
17
Customer Key Programming
18
To Arm The System
19
To Disarm The System
20
To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
21
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All First Press
21
Illuminated Approach — If Equipped
22
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
24
Programming Additional Transmitters
25
General Information
25
Power Door Locks
30
Power Window Switches
35
Auto-Down
36
Window Lockout Switch
37
Lap/Shoulder Belts
43
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
48
Lap/ Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions With A Mini-Latch And Buckle
49
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
52
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
52
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If Equipped
53
Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped
54
Energy Management Feature
55
Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR)
55
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlertĥ)
59
Seat Belt Extender
61
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
61
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
61
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
64
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
68
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
75
Child Restraints
76
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
Inside Day/Night Mirror
95
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
96
Outside Mirror — Driver Side
97
Outside Mirror — Passenger Side
97
Power Mirrors — If Equipped
97
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
98
Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
98
Operation
101
Phone Call Features
109
Uconnect™ Phone Features
112
Advanced Phone Connectivity
116
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ Phone
118
Voice Command System Operation
129
Commands
130
Power Seats — If Equipped
134
Heated Seats — If Equipped
136
Manual Front Seat Forward/Rearward Adjustment
137
Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If Equipped
138
Manual Lumbar — If Equipped
138
Driver's Seatback Recline
139
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
140
Head Restraints
140
Folding Rear Seat
144
Reclining Rear Seat — If Equipped
145
Multifunction Lever
148
Headlights And Parking Lights
148
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
149
Lights-On Reminder
149
Fog Lights — If Equipped
150
Turn Signals
150
High/Low Beam Switch
151
Flash-To-Pass
151
Instrument Panel Dimmer
152
Windshield Wiper Operation
154
Intermittent Wiper System
155
Windshield Washers
155
Mist Feature
156
To Activate
158
To Set A Desired Speed
158
To Deactivate
158
To Resume Speed
159
To Vary The Speed Setting
159
Manual Transmission
159
Programming HomeLinkĥ
162
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
164
Using HomeLinkĥ
165
Reprogramming A Single HomeLinkĥ Button
165
Security
165
Troubleshooting Tips
166
Opening Sunroof — Express
168
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
168
Closing Sunroof — Express
168
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
168
Pinch Protect Feature
169
Venting Sunroof — Express
169
Sunshade Operation
169
Wind Buffeting
169
Sunroof Maintenance
169
Ignition Off Operation
170
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
170
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
173
CUPHOLDERS
175
Cargo Light/Removable Self-Recharging Flashlight
177
Cargo Cover
178
Removable Load Floor
180
Cargo Tie-Down Loops
181
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
182
Rear Window Defroster
183
CHILL ZONEĥ BEVERAGE COOLER STORAGE COMPARTMENT — IF EQUIPPED
184
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
187
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
190
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — BASE
191
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM
192
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
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
Operating Instructions (Voice Command System) — If Equipped
237
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
RSC)
246
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
247
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
252
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
254
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
257
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
257
Connecting The iPodĥ
263
Using This Feature
263
Controlling The iPodĥ Using Radio Buttons
264
Play Mode
264
Connecting The iPodĥ Or External USB Device
268
Using This Feature
269
Controlling The iPodĥ Or External USB Device Using Radio Buttons
269
Play Mode
269
List Or Browse Mode
271
Radio Operation
275
CD Player
275
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
275
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
277
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
281
Operating Tips
287
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
295
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
295
Normal Starting
295
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F or ̺29°C)
296
If Engine Fails To Start
296
After Starting
297
Five–Speed Manual Transmission
298
Recommended Shift Speeds
299
Automatic Transmission Ignition Interlock System
301
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
302
Operation
304
Acceleration
305
Flowing/Rising Water
307
Power Steering Fluid Check
310
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
316
Brake Assist System (BAS)
316
Traction Control System (TCS)
317
Hill Start Assist (HSA) – Manual Transmission Only
318
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
319
Tire Markings
322
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
326
Tire Terminology And Definitions
327
Tire Pressure
332
Tire Inflation Pressures
333
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
335
Radial Ply Tires
335
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire and Wheel – If Equipped
336
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
336
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
337
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
337
Tire Spinning
338
Tread Wear Indicators
339
Life Of Tire
339
Replacement Tires
340
TIRE CHAINS
341
SNOW TIRES
341
Base System
345
Premium System – If Equipped
347
2.0L And 2.4L Engine
352
Reformulated Gasoline
352
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
353
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
353
MMT In Gasoline
354
Materials Added To Fuel
354
Fuel System Cautions
354
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
356
Common Towing Definitions
360
Installing A Trailer Hitch
363
Trailer Hitch Classification
363
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
364
Trailer And Tongue Weight
365
Towing Requirements
366
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
372
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
373
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
374
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
374
Jack Location
376
Spare Tire Stowage
377
Preparations For Jacking
377
Preparations For Jump-Start
384
Jump-Starting Procedure
386
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
388
With Ignition Key
390
Without The Ignition Key
392
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
393
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.0L
395
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
397
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
398
REPLACEMENT PARTS
399
Engine Oil
401
Engine Oil Filter
404
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
404
Maintenance-Free Battery
405
Air Conditioner Maintenance
406
Body Lubrication
407
Windshield Wiper Blades
408
Adding Washer Fluid
408
Exhaust System
409
Cooling System
411
Brake System
417
Automatic Transmission (CVT) – If Equipped
419
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
420
Integrated Power Module
426
VEHICLE STORAGE
430
Front Headlamps, Parking, and Turn Signal Lamps
431
Fog Lamps
432
Rear Tail, Turn Signal, and Backup Lamps
433
License Lamps
435
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
436
Engine
438
Chassis
439
Required Maintenance Intervals
444
Prepare For The Appointment
459
Prepare A List
459
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
460
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
460
In Mexico contact:
460
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
461
Service Contract
461
WARRANTY INFORMATION
462
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
462
In Canada
463
Treadwear
465
Traction Grades
465
Temperature Grades
466

FAQ about the 2011 Dodge Caliber Manual

What contains the 2011 Caliber manual?

The Dodge Caliber owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Dodge to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Dodge Caliber. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Dodge Caliber 2011 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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