2012 Dodge Challenger Owner's Manual

2012 Dodge Challenger owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Dodge
Model:
Challenger
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
8.02 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
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
14
Key Fob
15
Removing Key Fob From Ignition
16
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
18
SENTRY KEYĥ
18
Replacement Keys
19
Customer Key Programming
20
General Information
20
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM
20
Rearming Of The System
21
To Arm The System
21
To Disarm The System
22
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
23
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
23
To Unlock The Doors
24
To Lock The Doors
26
To Open The Trunk
27
Using The Panic Alarm
27
Programming Additional Transmitters
28
Transmitter Battery Replacement
28
General Information
29
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
29
How To Use Remote Start
30
DOOR LOCKS
33
Manual Door Locks
33
Power Door Locks
34
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™
36
WINDOWS
40
Power Windows
40
Wind Buffeting
42
TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE
42
TRUNK SAFETY WARNING
43
Trunk Emergency Release
44
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
44
Lap/Shoulder Belts
47
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
52
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
52
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If Equipped
53
Energy Management Feature
54
Seat Belt Pretensioners
54
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlertĥ)
55
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
56
Seat Belt Extender
56
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
56
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
62
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
69
Child Restraints
70
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
79
SAFETY TIPS
80
Transporting Passengers
80
Exhaust Gas
81
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
82
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
84
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
85
MIRRORS
89
Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped
89
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
89
Outside Mirrors
90
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
91
Power Mirrors
91
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
92
Vanity Mirrors
92
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
92
“Slide-On-Rod” And Extender Features Of Sun Visor
93
Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
94
Operation
96
Phone Call Features
103
Uconnect™ Phone Features
106
Advanced Phone Connectivity
110
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ Phone
112
General Information
123
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
123
Voice Command System Operation
123
Commands
124
Voice Training
128
SEATS
128
Power Seats
128
Heated Seats
131
Manual Forward Or Rearward Adjustment
132
Manual Front Seatback Recline
133
Passenger Seat Easy Entry
134
Head Restraints
134
Folding Rear Seat
137
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
139
LIGHTS
140
Headlights And Parking Lights
140
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
141
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With Automatic Headlights Only)
141
Headlight Time Delay
141
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
142
Lights-On Reminder
143
Fog Lights — If Equipped
143
Multifunction Lever
144
Turn Signals
144
Lane Change Assist
144
High/Low Beam Switch
145
Flash-To-Pass
145
Map/Reading Lights
145
Interior Lights
145
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
146
Intermittent Wiper System
147
Mist Feature
148
Windshield Washers
148
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With Automatic Headlights Only)
149
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
149
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
150
To Activate
151
To Set A Desired Speed
151
To Deactivate
151
To Resume Speed
152
To Vary The Speed Setting
152
To Accelerate For Passing
152
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
153
Courtesy/Reading Lights
153
Sunglasses Storage
154
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
154
Before You Begin Programming HomeLinkĥ
155
Programming A Rolling Code
156
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
158
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
159
Using HomeLinkĥ
160
Security
161
Troubleshooting Tips
161
General Information
162
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
163
Opening Sunroof — Express Mode
164
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
164
Closing Sunroof — Express Mode
164
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
164
Pinch Protect Feature
164
Venting Sunroof — Express
165
Sunshade Operation
165
Wind Buffeting
165
Sunroof Maintenance
165
Ignition Off Operation
165
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
165
CUPHOLDERS
169
Front Cupholders
169
Rear Cupholders
170
CONSOLE FEATURES
170
Sliding Center Console Armrest
170
Console Storage
171
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
172
Rear Window Defroster
172
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
173
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
176
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
177
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
178
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC)
188
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays
190
Engine Oil Change Indicator System
192
Trip Functions
193
Sport Mode
196
Keyless Enter-N-Go Display — If Equipped
196
Driver-Selectable Surround Sound (DSS) — If Equipped
197
Compass Display
197
System Warnings (Customer Information Features)
199
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
200
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430/430N (RHR/RER/RBZ/RHB) CD/DVD/HDD/NAV — IF EQUIPPED
204
Operating Instructions (Voice Command System) — If Equipped
204
Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone) — If Equipped
204
MEDIA CENTER 130 (SALES CODE RES)
205
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
205
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
208
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
210
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
213
RSC)
213
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
214
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
219
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
221
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
224
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
224
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
225
iPodĥ/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
229
Connecting The iPodĥ Or External USB Device
230
Using This Feature
231
Controlling The iPodĥ Or External USB Device Using Radio Buttons
231
Play Mode
231
List Or Browse Mode
233
Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA)
235
HARMAN KARDONĥ Logic7ĥ HIGH PERFORMANCE MULTICHANNEL SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM WITH DRIVER-SELECTABLE SURROUND (DSS) — IF EQUIPPED
236
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF EQUIPPED
237
Radio Operation
238
CD Player
238
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
239
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
239
CLIMATE CONTROLS
240
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
240
Automatic Operation
240
Blower Control
241
Manual Operation
241
Operating Tips
245
STARTING AND OPERATING
249
STARTING PROCEDURES
254
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
254
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
255
Keyless Enter-N-Go – If Equipped
256
Normal Starting
257
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or ̺29°C)
260
If Engine Fails To Start
260
After Starting
262
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
262
MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
262
Six-Speed Manual Transmission
262
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
267
Key Ignition Park Interlock
268
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
268
Five-Speed Automatic Transmission
268
Gear Ranges
269
AUTOSTICKĥ
275
Operation
275
SPORT MODE — IF EQUIPPED
277
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
279
Acceleration
279
Traction
279
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
280
Flowing/Rising Water
280
POWER STEERING
282
PARKING BRAKE
283
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
284
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
285
BRAKE SYSTEM
286
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) — If Equipped
287
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
289
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) – If Equipped
290
Traction Control System (TCS) – If Equipped
290
Brake Assist System (BAS) – If Equipped
291
Hill Start Assist (HSA) – Manual Transmission Only
291
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) – If Equipped
293
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light and ESC OFF Indicator Light
296
Synchronizing ESC
297
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
298
Tire Markings
298
Tire Terminology and Definitions
302
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
303
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
307
Tire Pressure
307
Tire Inflation Pressures
308
Radial Ply Tires
310
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire and Wheel – If Equipped
310
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
311
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
312
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
312
Tire Spinning
313
Tread Wear Indicators
314
Life Of Tire
314
Replacement Tires
315
TIRE CHAINS
316
SNOW TIRES
318
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
318
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
319
Base System
322
Premium System – If Equipped
324
General Information
328
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
329
3.6L And 5.7L Engine (With Automatic Transmission)
329
5.7L Engine (With Manual Transmission)
330
Reformulated Gasoline
330
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
330
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
331
MMT In Gasoline
331
Materials Added To Fuel
332
Fuel System Cautions
332
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
333
ADDING FUEL
334
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
334
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
336
VEHICLE LOADING
336
Vehicle Certification Label
336
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
337
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
337
Overloading
337
Loading
338
TRAILER TOWING
338
Common Towing Definitions
339
Trailer Hitch Classification
341
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
342
Trailer And Tongue Weight
342
Towing Requirements
343
Towing Tips
348
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
350
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
350
Manual Transmission — If Equipped
351
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
353
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
355
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
355
TIREFIT KIT — IF EQUIPPED
356
TIREFIT Storage
357
TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation
357
TIREFIT Usage Precautions
359
Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT
361
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
367
Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage
367
Preparations For Jacking
369
Jacking And Changing A Tire
370
Road Tire Installation
375
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
376
Preparations For Jump-Start
377
Jump-Starting Procedure
378
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
380
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
381
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
383
Automatic Transmission
384
Manual Transmission
385
Without The Key Fob
385
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
387
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
390
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L
391
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
392
Loose Fuel Filler Cap
392
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
393
REPLACEMENT PARTS
394
DEALER SERVICE
395
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
395
Engine Oil
396
Engine Oil Filter
399
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
399
Maintenance-Free Battery
400
Air Conditioner Maintenance
402
A/C Air Filter
403
Body Lubrication
405
Windshield Wiper Blades
406
Adding Washer Fluid
406
Exhaust System
407
Cooling System
410
Brake System
415
Clutch Hydraulic System – Manual Transmission (If Equipped)
417
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
417
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
418
Rear Axle
420
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
420
FUSES
426
Integrated Power Module
426
Rear Power Distribution Center
429
VEHICLE STORAGE
433
REPLACEMENT BULBS
434
BULB REPLACEMENT
435
Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, Park/Turn Lamp — Models With Halogen Headlamps — If Equipped
435
Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, And Park/Turn Lamp — Models With High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamps — If Equipped
435
Front/Rear Side Marker Lamp
436
Tail/Turn And Stop Lamp
436
Center Tail/Backup Lamp
438
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
438
License Lamp
439
FLUID CAPACITIES
440
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
441
Engine
441
Chassis
442
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
443
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
444
Required Maintenance Intervals
446
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
461
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
463
Prepare For The Appointment
463
Prepare A List
463
Be Reasonable With Requests
463
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
463
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
464
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
464
In Mexico contact:
464
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
465
Service Contract
465
WARRANTY INFORMATION
466
MOPARĥ PARTS
466
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
466
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
466
In Canada
467
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
467
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
469
Treadwear
469
Traction Grades
469
Temperature Grades
470

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  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Dodge Challenger owners can do
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
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