2012 Dodge Charger Owner's Manual

2012 Dodge Charger owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Dodge
Model:
Charger
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
4.48 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
Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)
14
Key Fob
15
Ignition Or Accessory On Message
16
SENTRY KEYĥ
17
Replacement Keys
18
Customer Key Programming
19
General Information
19
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
19
Rearming Of The System
20
To Arm The System
20
To Disarm The System
21
ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED
22
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
22
To Unlock The Doors
23
To Lock The Doors
24
To Unlatch The Trunk
25
Using The Panic Alarm
25
Programming Additional Transmitters
25
Transmitter Battery Replacement
26
General Information
27
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
27
How To Use Remote Start
28
DOOR LOCKS
30
Manual Door Locks
30
Power Door Locks
31
Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear Doors
33
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO
34
WINDOWS
38
Power Windows
38
Wind Buffeting
41
TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE
41
TRUNK SAFETY WARNING
42
Trunk Emergency Release
43
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
43
Lap/Shoulder Belts
45
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
51
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
51
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If Equipped
52
Energy Management Feature
53
Seat Belt Pretensioners
53
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlertĥ)
54
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
55
Seat Belt Extender
55
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
56
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
64
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
71
Child Restraints
72
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
83
SAFETY TIPS
84
Transporting Passengers
84
Exhaust Gas
84
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
85
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
87
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
89
MIRRORS
96
Inside Day/Night Mirror
96
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
96
Outside Mirrors
97
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
98
Driver's Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
98
Outside Mirrors Approach Light — If Equipped
98
Tilt Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped
99
Power Mirrors
99
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
100
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
100
“Slide-On-Rod” And Extender Features Of Sun Visor
101
BLIND SPOT MONITORING — IF EQUIPPED
102
Rear Cross Path
107
Modes Of Operation
108
Uconnect™ Phone (4.3)
110
Uconnect Touch™ 4.3
110
Operation
112
Phone Call Features
119
Uconnect™ Phone Features
123
Advanced Phone Connectivity
127
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ Phone
128
General Information
131
Uconnect™ Phone (8.4/8.4N)
132
Uconnect Touch™ 8.4/8.4 Nav
132
Operation
135
Phone Call Features
145
Uconnect™ Phone Features
150
Advanced Phone Connectivity
155
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ Phone
155
General Information
165
VOICE COMMAND
166
Uconnect Touch™ 8.4/8.4 Nav
166
Uconnect™ Voice Commands
168
Voice Tree
170
SEATS
181
Power Seats — If Equipped
181
Power Lumbar — If Equipped
184
Heated Seats — If Equipped
184
Ventilated Seats — If Equipped
187
Manual Seats — If Equipped
189
Head Restraints
191
Folding Rear Seat
193
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
195
Programming The Memory Feature
196
Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter To Memory
197
Memory Position Recall
198
Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available With Memory Seat Only)
198
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
200
LIGHTS
201
Headlight Switch
201
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
202
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With Automatic Headlights Only)
202
SmartBeam™ — If Equipped
202
Headlight Time Delay
203
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If Equipped
204
Lights-On Reminder
204
Fog Lights — If Equipped
205
Multifunction Lever
206
Turn Signals
206
Lane Change Assist
207
High/Low Beam Switch
207
Flash-To-Pass
207
Front Map/Reading Lights
207
Ambient Light
208
Interior Lights
209
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
211
Intermittent Wiper System
212
Wiper Operation
212
Windshield Washers
212
Mist Feature
213
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With Automatic Headlights Only)
213
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
213
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
215
POWER TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN — IF EQUIPPED
216
HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
217
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
219
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
220
To Activate
221
To Set A Desired Speed
222
To Deactivate
222
To Resume Speed
222
To Vary The Speed Setting
222
To Accelerate For Passing
223
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) — IF EQUIPPED
224
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Operation
226
Activating Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
227
To Activate
227
To Set A Desired ACC Speed
228
To Cancel
230
To Turn Off
230
To Resume Speed
231
To Vary The Speed Setting
231
Setting The Following Distance In ACC
232
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Menu
236
Display Warnings And Maintenance
237
Precautions While Driving With ACC
239
General Information
243
Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control Mode
243
Forward Collision Warning — If Equipped
245
PARKSENSEĥ REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED
248
ParkSenseĥ Sensors
248
ParkSenseĥ Warning Display
248
ParkSenseĥ Display
249
Enabling And Disabling ParkSenseĥ
252
Service The ParkSenseĥ Rear Park Assist System
252
Cleaning The ParkSenseĥ System
253
ParkSenseĥ System Usage Precautions
253
PARKVIEWĥ REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF EQUIPPED
256
Turning ParkViewĥ On Or Off — With Touch Screen Radio
258
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
258
Front Map/Reading Lights
258
Sunglass Bin Door
259
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
260
Before You Begin Programming HomeLinkĥ
261
Programming A Rolling Code
262
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
264
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
265
Using HomeLinkĥ
266
Security
267
Troubleshooting Tips
267
General Information
268
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
269
Opening Sunroof — Express
270
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
270
Closing Sunroof — Express
270
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
270
Pinch Protect Feature
270
Venting Sunroof — Express
271
Sunshade Operation
271
Wind Buffeting
271
Sunroof Maintenance
271
Ignition Off Operation
271
Sunroof Fully Closed
272
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
272
CUPHOLDERS
277
Front Seat Cupholders
277
Rear Seat Cupholders
279
STORAGE
280
Glovebox Storage
280
Console Features
281
Door Storage
282
Cargo Area — Vehicles Equipped with 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat
282
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
284
Rear Window Defroster
284
LOAD LEVELING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
285
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
287
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
289
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
290
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM
291
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
292
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC)
302
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays
304
EVIC White Telltale Lights
305
EVIC Amber Telltale Lights
306
EVIC Red Telltale Lights
307
Oil Change Due
310
Fuel Economy
311
Vehicle Speed
313
Trip Info
313
Units
314
Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
314
Turn Menu OFF
315
Uconnect Touch™ SETTINGS
315
Hard-Keys
315
Soft-Keys
316
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect Touch™ 4.3 Settings
316
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect Touch™ System 8.4 Settings
329
iPodĥ/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
343
HARMAN KARDONĥ Logic7ĥ HIGH PERFORMANCE MULTICHANNEL SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM WITH DRIVER-SELECTABLE SURROUND (DSS) — IF EQUIPPED
344
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF EQUIPPED
345
Radio Operation
346
CD Player
346
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
347
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
347
CLIMATE CONTROLS
348
General Overview
348
Climate Control Functions
355
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
356
Operating Tips
357
STARTING AND OPERATING
361
STARTING PROCEDURES
366
Automatic Transmission
366
Keyless Enter-N-Go
367
Normal Starting
367
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or ̺29°C)
369
If Engine Fails To Start
369
After Starting
370
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
370
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
371
Key Ignition Park Interlock
372
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
372
Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission – 3.6L Engine
372
Standard Shifter
373
Gear Ranges
373
Optional Shifter With AutoStickĥ
376
Five-Speed Automatic Transmission – 5.7L Engine
376
Gear Ranges
377
AUTOSTICKĥ — IF EQUIPPED
383
Operation – 3.6L Engine
383
Operation – 5.7L Engine
384
SPORT MODE — IF EQUIPPED
386
ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) — IF EQUIPPED
387
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
388
Acceleration
388
Traction
389
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
389
Flowing/Rising Water
390
Shallow Standing Water
390
POWER STEERING
392
MULTI-DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM (MDS) (IF EQUIPPED) — 5.7L ENGINE ONLY
393
PARKING BRAKE
393
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
396
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
398
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
398
Traction Control System (TCS)
398
Brake Assist System (BAS)
399
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
400
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
402
Ready Alert Braking
404
Rain Brake Support
404
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light and ESC OFF Indicator Light
404
Synchronizing ESC
405
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
406
Tire Markings
406
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
409
Tire Terminology And Definitions
410
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
411
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
415
Tire Pressure
415
Tire Inflation Pressures
416
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
418
Radial Ply Tires
418
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel – If Equipped
418
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
419
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
420
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
420
Tire Spinning
421
Tread Wear Indicators
422
Life Of Tire
422
Replacement Tires
423
TIRE CHAINS
424
SNOW TIRES
426
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
427
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
428
Base System
430
Premium System – If Equipped
433
General Information
437
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
438
3.6L Engine – If Equipped
438
5.7L Engine – If Equipped
438
Reformulated Gasoline
439
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
439
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
440
MMT In Gasoline
440
Materials Added To Fuel
441
Fuel System Cautions
441
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
442
FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L ENGINE ONLY) — IF EQUIPPED
442
E-85 General Information
442
Ethanol Fuel (E-85)
443
Fuel Requirements
443
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles
444
Starting
445
Cruising Range
445
Replacement Parts
445
Maintenance
445
ADDING FUEL
446
Emergency Fuel Filler Door Release
448
VEHICLE LOADING
449
Vehicle Certification Label
449
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
450
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
450
Overloading
450
Loading
451
TRAILER TOWING
451
Common Towing Definitions
451
Trailer Hitch Classification
454
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
455
Trailer And Tongue Weight
455
Towing Requirements
457
Towing Tips
462
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
463
Two-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive
463
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
465
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
466
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
466
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
467
Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage
468
Preparations For Jacking
470
Jacking And Changing A Tire
471
Road Tire Installation
476
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
477
Preparations For Jump-Start
477
Jump-Starting Procedure
479
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
481
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE — 5 SPEED TRANSMISSION
482
MANUAL PARK RELEASE — 8 SPEED TRANSMISSION (3.6L Engine)
483
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
486
Without The Ignition Key
488
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
489
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
491
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L
492
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
493
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
493
REPLACEMENT PARTS
495
DEALER SERVICE
495
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
496
Engine Oil
497
Engine Oil Filter
500
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
500
Maintenance-Free Battery
501
Air Conditioner Maintenance
503
A/C Air Filter
504
Body Lubrication
506
Windshield Wiper Blades
506
Adding Washer Fluid
507
Exhaust System
508
Cooling System
510
Brake System
516
Automatic Transmission
518
All Wheel Drive (AWD) – If Equipped
520
Rear Axle
520
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
521
FUSES
526
Integrated Power Module
526
Rear Power Distribution Center
530
VEHICLE STORAGE
535
REPLACEMENT BULBS
535
BULB REPLACEMENT
536
Front Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, Park/Turn Lamp, And Side Marker Lamp — Models With Halogen Headlamps
536
Front Low Beam Headlamp And Park/Turn Lamp — Models With High Intensity Discharge Headlamps (HID)
537
Backup Lamps
538
License Lamp
539
FLUID CAPACITIES
540
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
541
Engine
541
Chassis
542
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
543
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
544
Required Maintenance Intervals
546
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
561
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
563
Prepare For The Appointment
563
Prepare A List
563
Be Reasonable With Requests
563
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
563
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
564
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
564
In Mexico contact:
564
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
565
Service Contract
565
WARRANTY INFORMATION
566
MOPARĥ PARTS
566
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
566
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
566
In Canada
567
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
567
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
569
Treadwear
569
Traction Grades
569
Temperature Grades
570

FAQ about the 2012 Dodge Charger Manual

What contains the 2012 Charger manual?

The Dodge Charger owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Dodge to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Dodge Charger. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Dodge Charger 2012 owner's manual:

  • Maintenance for your Dodge Charger, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Dodge Charger
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

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