2011 Dodge Nitro Owner's Manual

2011 Dodge Nitro owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Dodge
Model:
Nitro
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
3.89 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
6
INTRODUCTION
7
ROLLOVER WARNING
7
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
8
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
10
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
10
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
11
Ignition Key Removal
15
Replacement Keys
18
Customer Key Programming
19
To Arm The System
21
To Disarm The System
21
To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
23
To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
24
Remote Open Window Feature — If Equipped
26
Using The Panic Alarm
27
Programming Additional Transmitters
27
Battery Replacement
27
Manual Door Locks
31
Power Door Locks
33
Power Windows
37
Wind Buffeting
41
Lap/Shoulder Belts
46
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
47
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
50
Seat Belt Pretensioner
51
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
51
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
52
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If Equipped
53
Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR)
54
Energy Management Feature
58
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlertĥ)
58
Seat Belt Lock Out
60
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
60
Seat Belt Extender
60
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
61
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
67
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
78
Child Restraints
79
Transporting Passengers
90
Exhaust Gas
91
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
92
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
94
Inside Day/Night Mirror
100
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
101
Outside Mirrors
102
Power Mirrors
102
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
103
Operation
105
Phone Call Features
113
Uconnect™ Phone Features
116
Advanced Phone Connectivity
120
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ Phone
122
Voice Command System Operation
133
Commands
134
Driver's Power Seat — If Equipped
139
Heated Seats — If Equipped
140
Front Manual Seat Adjustment
142
Front Seat — Manual Recline
143
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
143
Head Restraints
144
60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat with Fold-Flat Feature
149
Multifunction Lever
154
Headlights and Parking Lights
154
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
155
Lights-On Reminder
155
High/Low Beam Switch
155
Flash-to-Pass
155
Front Fog Lights — If Equipped
155
Turn Signals
156
Instrument Panel Dimmer
157
Windshield Wiper Operation
159
Intermittent Wiper System
161
Windshield Washers
161
Mist Feature
162
To Activate
164
To Set A Desired Speed
165
To Deactivate
165
To Resume Speed
165
To Vary The Speed Setting
165
System Usage Precautions
166
Enabling And Disabling ParkSenseĥ
169
ParkSenseĥ Operation
169
Programming HomeLinkĥ
173
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
176
Using HomeLinkĥ
176
Reprogramming A Single HomeLinkĥ Button
176
Security
177
Troubleshooting Tips
177
Opening Sunroof — Express
179
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
179
Closing Sunroof — Express
180
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
180
Pinch Protect Feature
180
Pinch Protect Override
180
Venting Sunroof — Express
180
Sunshade Operation
181
Wind Buffeting
181
Sunroof Maintenance
181
Ignition Off Operation
181
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLET
182
Glove Box Storage Compartment
186
Front Storage Compartment
186
Cargo Light
188
Cargo Tie-Down Hooks
188
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
191
Rear Window Defroster
192
ROOF TRIM APPLIQUE — NON FUNCTIONAL
193
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
196
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
199
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
200
Control Buttons
215
Trip Conditions
216
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays
220
Oil Change Required
222
Trip Functions
222
Compass Display / ECO (Fuel Saver Mode) — If Equipped
224
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
230
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
239
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
241
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
243
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
243
Operating Instructions (Voice Command System) — If Equipped
249
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
250
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
253
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
255
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
258
RSC)
258
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
259
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
264
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
266
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
269
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
269
Radio Operation
275
CD Player
275
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
276
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
277
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
281
Operating Tips
286
Normal Starting
294
Extreme Cold Weather (below –20°F or –29°C)
294
If Engine Fails To Start
295
After Starting
296
Key Ignition Park Interlock
298
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
298
Four–Speed Automatic Transmission – 3.7L Engine
298
Gear Ranges
299
Five–Speed Automatic Transmission – 4.0L Engine
303
Single-Speed Part-Time Transfer Case
307
Shifting Procedure – Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
309
Power Steering Fluid Check
311
PARKING BRAKE
312
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
317
Traction Control System (TCS)
317
Brake Assist System (BAS)
318
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
319
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
319
Tire Markings
323
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
335
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
Base System
346
Premium System – If Equipped
349
3.7L Engine
354
4.0L Engine
354
Reformulated Gasoline
355
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
355
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
356
MMT In Gasoline
357
Materials Added To Fuel
357
Fuel System Cautions
357
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
359
Common Towing Definitions
364
Trailer Hitch Classification
369
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
370
Trailer And Tongue Weight
372
Towing Requirements
373
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
380
Recreational Towing — Two-Wheel Drive Models
380
Recreational Towing — Four-Wheel Drive Models
381
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
382
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
383
Jack Location
385
Spare Tire Stowage
385
Spare Tire Removal
386
Preparations For Jacking
386
Preparations For Jump-Start
391
Jump-Starting Procedure
393
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
395
Towing Without The Ignition Key Fob
399
Two-Wheel Drive Models
399
Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles
400
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
402
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.7L
404
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
406
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
407
REPLACEMENT PARTS
408
Engine Oil
410
Engine Oil Filter
413
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
413
Maintenance-Free Battery
414
Air Conditioner Maintenance
415
Body Lubrication
416
Windshield Wiper Blades
417
Adding Washer Fluid
417
Exhaust System
418
Cooling System
420
Brake System
425
Automatic Transmission
427
Transfer Case
429
Front/Rear Axle Fluid
430
Totally Integrated Power Module
435
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
Engine
447
Chassis
448
Required Maintenance Intervals
453
Prepare For The Appointment
468
Prepare A List
468
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
469
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
469
In Mexico contact:
469
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
470
Service Contract
470
WARRANTY INFORMATION
471
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
471
In Canada
472
Treadwear
474
Traction Grades
474
Temperature Grades
475

FAQ about the 2011 Dodge Nitro Manual

What contains the 2011 Nitro manual?

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 2011 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

Where to download the 2011 Dodge Nitro Owners Manual?

The Dodge Nitro owner manual for the 2011 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Dodge Nitro year 2011 free?

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The Dodge Nitro (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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