2012 Dodge Durango Owner's Manual

2012 Dodge Durango owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Dodge
Model:
Durango
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
4.46 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
INTRODUCTION
6
ROLLOVER WARNING
7
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
8
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
10
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
10
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
11
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
13
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
16
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
16
Key Fob
17
Removing Key Fob From Ignition
18
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
20
SENTRY KEYĥ
20
Replacement Keys
21
Customer Key Programming
22
General Information
22
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
22
Rearming The System
23
To Arm The System
23
To Disarm The System
24
Tamper Alert
25
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
25
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
26
To Unlock The Doors
27
To Lock The Doors
28
Using The Panic Alarm
28
Programming Additional Transmitters
28
Transmitter Battery Replacement
29
General Information
31
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
31
How To Use Remote Start
32
DOOR LOCKS
36
Manual Door Locks
36
Power Door Locks
37
Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear Doors
38
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™
40
WINDOWS
44
Power Windows
44
Wind Buffeting
47
LIFTGATE
47
Power Liftgate — If Equipped
48
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
50
Lap/Shoulder Belts
54
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
55
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
58
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
59
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
60
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If Equipped
61
Energy Management Feature
62
Seat Belt Pretensioners
62
Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR)
63
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlertĥ)
67
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
68
Seat Belt Extender
68
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
69
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
71
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
75
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
82
Child Restraints
83
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
99
SAFETY TIPS
100
Transporting Passengers
100
Exhaust Gas
100
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
101
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
103
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
105
MIRRORS
112
Inside Day/Night Mirror
112
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
112
Outside Mirrors
113
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
114
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirrors — If Equipped
114
Power Mirrors
114
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
115
Tilt Mirrors In Reverse (Available With Memory Seat Only) — If Equipped
115
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
116
Sun Visor Extension — If Equipped
116
BLIND SPOT MONITORING — IF EQUIPPED
117
Rear Cross Path
122
Modes Of Operation
124
Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
125
Operation
127
Phone Call Features
134
Uconnect™ Phone Features
137
Advanced Phone Connectivity
142
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ Phone
144
General Information
155
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
155
Voice Command System Operation
155
Commands
156
Voice Training
160
SEATS
160
Power Seats — If Equipped
160
Passenger's Power Seat — If Equipped
162
Power Lumbar — If Equipped
164
Manual Front Passenger Seat Forward/Rearward Adjustment
165
Manual Front Passenger Seatback Adjustment — Recline
166
Front Passenger Seat Fold-Flat Feature — If Equipped
166
Heated Seats — If Equipped
167
Ventilated Seats — If Equipped
170
Head Restraints
170
60/40 Split Rear Seat — If Equipped
176
Rear Captain Chairs — If Equipped
179
Folding Third Row
182
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
184
Setting Memory Positions And Linking Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter To Memory
185
Memory Position Recall
186
To Disable A RKE Transmitter Linked To Memory
186
Easy Entry/Exit Seat
187
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
188
LIGHTS
190
Headlight Switch
190
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
191
Headlights On Automatically With Wipers
191
SmartBeam™ — If Equipped
192
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
193
Headlight Delay
193
Parking Lights And Panel Lights
193
Fog Lights — If Equipped
194
Interior Lights
194
Lights-On Reminder
196
Battery Saver
196
Front Map/Reading Lights
196
Courtesy Lights
197
Ambient Light
198
Multifunction Lever
198
Turn Signals
199
Lane Change Assist
199
Flash-To-Pass
199
High/Low Beam Switch
199
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
200
Windshield Wiper Operation
200
Intermittent Wiper System
201
Windshield Washer Operation
202
Mist
202
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
203
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
204
POWER TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN — IF EQUIPPED
205
HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
206
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
207
To Activate
208
To Set A Desired Speed
209
To Deactivate
209
To Resume Speed
209
To Vary The Speed Setting
209
To Accelerate For Passing
210
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) — IF EQUIPPED
210
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Operation
213
Activating Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
214
To Activate
214
To Set A Desired ACC Speed
216
To Cancel
217
To Turn Off
218
To Resume Speed
218
To Vary The Speed Setting
219
Setting The Following Distance In ACC
220
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Menu
223
Display Warnings And Maintenance
224
Precautions While Driving With ACC
227
General Information
231
Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control Mode
232
Forward Collision Warning — If Equipped
234
PARKSENSEĥ REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED
239
ParkSenseĥ Sensors
239
ParkSenseĥ Warning Display
239
ParkSenseĥ Display
240
Enabling And Disabling ParkSenseĥ
243
Service The ParkSenseĥ Rear Park Assist System
244
Cleaning The ParkSenseĥ System
244
ParkSenseĥ System Usage Precautions
245
PARKVIEWĥ REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF EQUIPPED
247
Turning ParkViewĥ On Or Off — With Navigation/Multimedia Radio
249
Turning ParkViewĥ On Or Off — Without Navigation/Multimedia Radio
250
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
250
Front Map/Reading Lights
250
Courtesy Lights
251
Sunglass Bin Door
252
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
252
Before You Begin Programming HomeLinkĥ
254
Programming A Rolling Code
254
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
256
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
257
Using HomeLinkĥ
259
Security
259
Troubleshooting Tips
260
General Information
261
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
261
Opening Sunroof — Express
262
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
262
Closing Sunroof — Express
262
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
263
Pinch Protect Feature
263
Venting Sunroof — Express
263
Sunshade Operation
263
Wind Buffeting
264
Sunroof Maintenance
264
Ignition OFF Operation
264
Sunroof Fully Closed
264
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
265
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
270
CUPHOLDERS
272
Front Seat Cupholders
272
Rear Cupholders
272
STORAGE
274
Glove Compartment
274
Door Storage
275
Front Center Console
275
Rear Full Center Console (If Equipped)
277
Rear Mini Center Console (If Equipped)
280
CARGO AREA FEATURES
281
Rechargeable Flashlight
281
Cargo Storage
282
Retractable Cargo Area Cover — If Equipped
282
Cargo Tie-Down Hooks
283
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
284
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
284
Rear Window Defroster
285
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
286
Deploying the Crossbars
287
Stowing the Crossbars
290
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
295
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
299
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
300
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
301
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC)
311
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays
313
EVIC White Telltale Lights
319
EVIC Amber Telltale Lights
321
EVIC Red Telltale Lights
321
Engine Oil Change Indicator System
324
Fuel Economy
325
Vehicle Speed
327
Trip Info
327
Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
328
Units
328
Keyless Enter-N-Go Display — If Equipped
328
Turn Menu OFF
329
Compass / Temperature Display
329
Customer-Programmable Features (System Setup)
332
System Status
340
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430/430N (RHR/RER/RBZ/RHB) CD/DVD/HDD/NAV — IF EQUIPPED
341
Operating Instructions (Voice Command System) — If Equipped
342
Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone) — If Equipped
342
MEDIA CENTER 130 (SALES CODE RES)
342
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
342
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
345
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
347
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
350
RSC)
351
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
351
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
357
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
359
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
361
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
361
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
362
Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone) — If Equipped
366
iPodĥ/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
366
Connecting The iPodĥ Or External USB Device
367
Using This Feature
369
Controlling The iPodĥ Or External USB Device Using Radio Buttons
369
Play Mode
369
List Or Browse Mode
371
Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA)
373
UCONNECT™ MULTIMEDIA VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES)™ — IF EQUIPPED
374
Getting Started
374
Single Video Screen
375
Play Video Games
378
Listen To An Audio Source On Channel 2 While A Video Is Playing On Channel 1
381
Important Notes For Single Video Screen System
383
Play A DVD Using The Touch-Screen Radio
383
Remote Control
386
Remote Control Storage
389
Locking The Remote Control
389
Replacing The Batteries
390
Headphones Operation
390
Controls
391
Replacing The Batteries
392
Unwiredĥ Stereo Headphone Lifetime Limited Warranty
392
System Information
394
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
408
Radio Operation
408
CD Player
409
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
409
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
410
CLIMATE CONTROLS
410
Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
410
Rear Climate Control — If Equipped
416
Operating Tips
418
Operating Tips Chart
420
STARTING AND OPERATING
421
STARTING PROCEDURES
426
Automatic Transmission
426
Keyless Enter-N-Go – If Equipped
427
Normal Starting
428
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or ̺29°C)
430
If Engine Fails To Start
430
After Starting
431
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
431
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
432
Key Ignition Park Interlock
434
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
434
Five-Speed Automatic Transmission (3.6L Engine) — If Equipped
434
Gear Ranges
435
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission (5.7L Engine) — If Equipped
442
Gear Ranges
443
ALL-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
452
Single-Speed Operating Instructions/Precautions (3.6L Engine) – If Equipped
452
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Three-Position Switch) (5.7L Engine) – If Equipped
452
Shifting Procedure
456
ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
459
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
459
When To Use LOW Range – If Equipped
459
Driving Through Water
459
Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand
461
Hill Climbing
461
Traction Downhill
462
After Driving Off-Road
462
POWER STEERING
463
3.6L Engine
463
5.7L Engine
465
Power Steering Fluid Check
466
MULTI-DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM (MDS) (IF EQUIPPED) — 5.7L ENGINE ONLY
467
PARKING BRAKE
467
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
469
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
470
Traction Control System (TCS)
470
Brake Assist System (BAS)
471
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
472
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
472
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
476
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
476
Ready Alert Braking
479
Rain Brake Support
479
ESC Malfunction Indicator Light And ESC OFF Indicator Light
479
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
480
Tire Markings
480
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
484
Tire Terminology And Definitions
485
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
486
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
490
Tire Pressure
490
Tire Inflation Pressures
491
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
493
Radial-Ply Tires
493
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel – If Equipped
493
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
494
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
495
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
495
Tire Spinning
496
Tread Wear Indicators
496
Life Of Tire
497
Replacement Tires
498
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
499
SNOW TIRES
500
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
501
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
502
Base System
505
Premium System – If Equipped
507
General Information
512
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
513
3.6L Engine – If Equipped
513
5.7L Engine – If Equipped
513
Reformulated Gasoline
514
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
514
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
514
MMT In Gasoline
515
Materials Added To Fuel
516
Fuel System Cautions
516
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
517
FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L ENGINE ONLY) — IF EQUIPPED
517
E-85 General Information
517
Ethanol Fuel (E-85)
519
Fuel Requirements
519
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles
520
Starting
520
Cruising Range
520
Replacement Parts
521
Maintenance
521
ADDING FUEL
521
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
521
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
524
VEHICLE LOADING
525
Certification Label
525
TRAILER TOWING
527
Common Towing Definitions
527
Trailer Hitch Classification
532
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
533
Trailer And Tongue Weight
534
Towing Requirements
535
Towing Tips
540
SNOW PLOW
541
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
542
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
542
Recreational Towing – Rear-Wheel Drive Models
543
Recreational Towing – All-Wheel Drive Models (Single-Speed Transfer Case)
543
Recreational Towing – All-Wheel Drive Models (Two-Speed Transfer Case)
544
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
551
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
553
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
553
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
554
Jack Location
555
Spare Tire Stowage
556
Spare Tire Removal
557
Preparations For Jacking
560
Jacking Instructions
561
Road Tire Installation
568
JUMP-STARTING
569
Preparations For Jump-Start
570
Jump-Starting Procedure
571
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
573
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
575
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
575
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
576
Towing Without The Ignition Key Fob
578
Rear-Wheel Drive Models
578
All-Wheel Drive Models
579
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
581
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
583
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L
584
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
585
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
585
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
586
REPLACEMENT PARTS
587
DEALER SERVICE
588
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
588
Engine Oil
589
Engine Oil Filter
592
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
592
Maintenance-Free Battery
593
Air Conditioner Maintenance
595
Body Lubrication
597
Windshield Wiper Blades
598
Adding Washer Fluid
600
Exhaust System
601
Cooling System
603
Brake System
609
Front/Rear Axle Fluid
611
Transfer Case
612
Automatic Transmission
613
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
616
FUSES
622
Totally Integrated Power Module
622
VEHICLE STORAGE
627
REPLACEMENT BULBS
628
BULB REPLACEMENT
629
High Intensity Discharge Headlamps (HID) – If Equipped
629
Halogen Headlamps – If Equipped
629
Front Turn Signal
630
Front Fog Lamps
630
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, And Backup Lamps
632
Rear Liftgate Mounted Tail Lamp
632
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
633
Rear License Lamp
633
FLUID CAPACITIES
634
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
636
Engine
636
Chassis
637
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
639
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
640
Required Maintenance Intervals
642
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
655
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
657
Prepare For The Appointment
657
Prepare A List
657
Be Reasonable With Requests
657
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
657
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
658
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
658
In Mexico contact:
658
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
659
Service Contract
659
WARRANTY INFORMATION
660
MOPARĥ PARTS
660
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
660
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
660
In Canada
661
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
661
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
663
Treadwear
663
Traction Grades
663
Temperature Grades
664

FAQ about the 2012 Dodge Durango Manual

What contains the 2012 Durango manual?

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

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Dodge Durango owners can do
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

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