2011 Dodge Dakota Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
6.11 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 A Key
16
STEERING WHEEL LOCK — IF EQUIPPED
17
To Manually Lock the Steering Wheel
17
To Release the Steering Wheel Lock
17
Automatic Transmission Ignition Interlock System
17
SENTRY KEYĥ — IF EQUIPPED
17
Replacement Keys
19
Customer Key Programming
19
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
20
To Arm The System
21
To Disarm The System
21
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
22
Vehicles Equipped With Power Door Locks
22
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
22
To Unlock The Doors
23
To Lock The Doors
23
Using The Panic Alarm
25
General Information
25
Programming Additional Transmitters
26
Battery Replacement
26
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
27
How To Use Remote Start
27
DOOR LOCKS
29
Manual Door Locks
29
Power Door Locks
30
Child-Protection Door Lock
33
WINDOWS
34
Power Windows
34
Auto-Down — Driver's Side Only
35
Window Lockout Switch
35
Wind Buffeting
36
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
36
Lap/Shoulder Belts
39
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
45
Center Lap Belts
46
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
47
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
47
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If Equipped
48
Seat Belt Pretensioners
49
Energy Management Feature
49
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlertĥ)
50
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
51
Seat Belt Extender
52
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) – Airbags
52
Advanced Front Airbag Features
54
Airbag Deployment Sensors And Controls
56
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
63
Child Restraints
64
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
77
SAFETY TIPS
77
Transporting Passengers
77
Exhaust Gas
78
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
79
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
81
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
83
MIRRORS
87
Inside Day/Night Mirror
87
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
87
Outside Mirrors
88
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature — If Equipped
89
Power Mirrors
89
Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
90
Operation
92
Phone Call Features
100
Uconnect™ Phone Features
103
Advanced Phone Connectivity
108
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ Phone
110
General Information
121
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
121
Voice Command System Operation
121
Commands
122
Voice Training
126
SEATS
126
Power Driver Seat
127
Manual Seat Adjustment
130
Front Seat — Manual Recliner
131
Manual Lumbar — If Equipped
132
Heated Seats — If Equipped
132
Head Restraints
134
Extended Cab/Crew Cab Rear Seat
135
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
135
LIGHTS
136
Headlights, Parking Lights And Panel Lights
137
Headlight Delay
137
Lights-on Reminder
138
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
138
Fog Lights — If Equipped
138
Interior Lights
138
Multifunction Lever
139
Battery Saver
141
Cargo Light — If Equipped
142
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
142
Windshield Wipers
143
Windshield Washers
144
TILT STEERING COLUMN
145
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
146
To Activate
147
To Set A Desired Speed
147
To Deactivate
147
To Resume Speed
147
To Vary The Speed Setting
148
To Accelerate For Passing
148
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
149
Courtesy/Reading Lights
150
COMPASS/TEMPERATURE MINI-TRIP COMPUTER
150
US/M Button
150
RESET Button
151
STEP Button
151
Average Fuel Economy (AVG ECO)
151
Distance To Empty (DTE)
152
Trip Odometer (ODO)
152
Elapsed Time (ET)
153
C/T Button
153
Global Reset
154
Compass/Temperature Display
154
Automatic Compass Calibration
154
Manual Compass Calibration
154
To Put Into A Calibration Mode
155
Outside Temperature
156
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
156
Programming HomeLinkĥ
157
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
160
Using HomeLinkĥ
160
Reprogramming A Single HomeLinkĥ Button
160
Security
161
Troubleshooting Tips
161
General Information
161
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
162
CUPHOLDERS
165
REAR CRATE 'N GOĥ STORAGE — IF EQUIPPED
166
Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers
168
CONSOLE FEATURES — IF EQUIPPED
168
Floor Console Features
168
CARGO AREA FEATURES
170
Rear Cargo Area Utility Rails — If Equipped
170
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
171
Rear Window Defroster — If Equipped
171
Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped
172
SLIDE-IN CAMPERS
173
Camper Applications
173
General Information
173
Carbon Monoxide Warning-Vehicles Equipped With A Cap Or Slide-In Campers
174
TAILGATE
174
Tailgate Removal
174
Two-Position Tailgate/Upper Load Platform
174
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
177
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
179
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
180
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
181
MEDIA CENTER 230 (REQ) — AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
194
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
194
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
203
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
205
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
207
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
207
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
209
MEDIA CENTER 130 (SALES CODE RES)
214
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
214
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
217
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
219
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
222
RSC)
222
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
223
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
229
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
231
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
234
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
234
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
235
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF EQUIPPED
239
Radio Operation
240
CD Player
240
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
240
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
241
CLIMATE CONTROLS
241
Air Conditioning and Heater
242
Operating Tips
245
Operation Tips Chart
247
STARTING AND OPERATING
249
STARTING PROCEDURES
253
Automatic Transmission
253
Normal Starting
253
Extreme Cold Weather (below –20°F or –29°C)
254
If Engine Fails To Start
254
After Starting
255
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
255
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
256
Key Ignition Park Interlock
257
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
257
Automatic Transmission
257
Gear Ranges
257
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION — IF EQUIPPED
262
Transfer Case Operating Information/Precautions
262
Shifting Procedure
266
LIMITED-SLIP REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL — IF EQUIPPED
268
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
269
Acceleration
269
Traction
269
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
270
Flowing/Rising Water
270
Shallow Standing Water
270
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
272
After Driving Off-Road
272
POWER STEERING
273
Power Steering Fluid Check
274
PARKING BRAKE
275
BRAKE SYSTEM
277
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
277
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
279
Tire Markings
279
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
282
Tire Terminology and Definitions
283
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
284
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
288
Tire Pressure
288
Tire Inflation Pressures
289
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
290
Radial Ply Tires
291
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire and Wheel – If Equipped
291
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
292
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
293
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
293
Tire Spinning
294
Tread Wear Indicators
294
Life Of Tire
295
Replacement Tires
296
TIRE CHAINS
297
SNOW TIRES
299
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
300
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
301
Base System
303
General Information
305
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
306
Reformulated Gasoline
306
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
307
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
307
MMT In Gasoline
308
Materials Added To Fuel
308
Fuel System Cautions
309
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
310
FLEXIBLE FUEL (4.7L ENGINE ONLY) — IF EQUIPPED
310
E-85 General Information
310
Ethanol Fuel (E-85)
311
Fuel Requirements
312
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) and Gasoline Vehicles
313
Starting
313
Cruising Range
313
Replacement Parts
313
Maintenance
314
ADDING FUEL
314
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
314
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
316
VEHICLE LOADING
316
Certification Label
316
Curb Weight
318
Loading
318
TRAILER TOWING
319
Common Towing Definitions
319
Trailer Hitch Classification
323
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
324
Trailer And Tongue Weight
324
Towing Requirements
325
Towing Tips
330
SNOWPLOW
331
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
332
Two-Wheel Drive Models
332
Four-Wheel Drive Models
332
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
339
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
340
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
341
Jack Location
341
Removing The Spare Tire
343
Preparations
346
Instructions
346
To Stow The Flat Or Spare
351
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
351
Preparations For Jump-Start
352
Jump-Starting Procedure
353
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
355
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
356
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
358
Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles
358
Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles
358
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
359
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.7L
361
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 4.7L
362
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
363
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
363
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
364
REPLACEMENT PARTS
365
DEALER SERVICE
365
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
366
Engine Oil
367
Engine Oil Filter
369
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
369
Maintenance-Free Battery
370
Air Conditioner Maintenance
371
Body Lubrication
373
Windshield Wiper Blades
373
Adding Washer Fluid
374
Exhaust System
374
Cooling System
377
Brake System
382
Automatic Transmission
384
Transfer Case
387
Front/Rear Axle Fluid
388
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
388
FUSES
393
Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center)
393
VEHICLE STORAGE
398
REPLACEMENT BULBS
399
BULB REPLACEMENT
400
Headlamp (Halogen)/Front Park and Turn Signal Lamps
400
Rear Side Marker, Taillamps/Stop Lamps, And Turn Signal Bulbs
401
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp And Cargo Lamp
404
License Lamps
406
Fog Lamps
407
FLUID CAPACITIES
408
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
409
Engine
409
Chassis
410
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
411
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
412
Required Maintenance Intervals
414
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
427
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
429
Prepare For The Appointment
429
Prepare A List
429
Be Reasonable With Requests
429
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
429
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
430
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
430
In Mexico contact:
430
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
431
Service Contract
431
WARRANTY INFORMATION
432
MOPARĥ PARTS
432
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
432
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
432
In Canada
433
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
433
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
434
Treadwear
435
Traction Grades
435
Temperature Grades
435

FAQ about the 2011 Dodge Dakota Manual

What contains the 2011 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 2011 owner's manual:

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your Dodge Dakota

Where to download the 2011 Dodge Dakota Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Dodge Dakota year 2011 free?

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The Dodge Dakota (2011) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2011 is available in English.

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