2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner's Manual

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Dodge
Model:
Grand Caravan
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
11.19 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
6
INTRODUCTION
7
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
7
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
9
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
9
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
10
Rearming Of The System
20
Manual Door Locks
35
Power Vent Windows — If Equipped
39
Power Sliding Side Door — If Equipped
45
Lap/Shoulder Belts
58
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
65
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If Equipped
65
Energy Management Feature
66
Seat Belt Pretensioners
67
Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) — If Equipped
67
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlertĥ)
71
Seat Belt Lock Out
72
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
72
Seat Belt Extender
73
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
73
Air Bag System Components
75
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
76
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
79
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
87
Restraining Infants And Small Children In Commercial Cargo Vehicles
100
Transporting Passengers
102
Exhaust Gas
103
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
104
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
106
Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped
115
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
115
Outside Mirrors
116
Driver's Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
117
Outside Mirror Folding Feature
117
Power Mirrors — If Equipped
117
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
118
Tilt Mirrors In Reverse (Available With Memory Seat Only) — If Equipped
119
Power Folding Mirrors — If Equipped
119
Rear Cross Path
126
Operation
131
Phone Call Features
138
Uconnect™ Phone Features
141
Advanced Phone Connectivity
145
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ Phone
147
Voice Command System Operation
158
Commands
159
Power Seats — If Equipped
163
Power Lumbar — If Equipped
165
Heated Seats — If Equipped
166
Manual Front/Second Row Seat Adjuster
169
Manual Reclining Seats — If Equipped
170
Head Restraints
170
Stow 'n Goĥ Seating — If Equipped
175
Quad Seats — If Equipped
181
Second Row Bench Seat — If Equipped
187
Third Row Power Recline — If Equipped
189
Third Row Power Folding Seat — If Equipped
189
Manually Folding Third Row Seats — If Equipped
191
Setting Memory Positions And Linking RKE Transmitter To Memory
195
Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available With Memory Seat ONLY)
198
Headlight Switch
201
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
202
Headlights On With Wipers — If Equipped
202
Headlight Delay — If Equipped
202
Lights-On Reminder
203
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
203
Front Fog Lights — If Equipped
203
Dimmer Controls
204
Multifunction Lever
206
Turn Signals
206
Lane Change Assist
207
High/Low Beam Switch
207
Flash-To-Pass
207
Intermittent Wiper System
208
Windshield Wiper Operation
209
Windshield Washers
209
Mist Feature
209
Rear Wiper And Washer
209
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
210
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
211
HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
212
To Activate
216
To Set A Desired Speed
216
To Deactivate
216
To Resume Speed
217
To Vary The Speed Setting
217
ParkSenseĥ Sensors
219
ParkSenseĥ Warning Display
219
ParkSenseĥ Display
220
Enabling/Disabling ParkSenseĥ
223
Service The ParkSenseĥ Rear Park Assist System
224
Cleaning The ParkSenseĥ System
224
Turning ParkViewĥ On Or Off — With Navigation/Multimedia Radio
229
Front Overhead Console
230
Courtesy/Interior Lighting
231
Sunglass Storage (Non-Sunroof Only)
231
Rear Courtesy/Reading Lights — If Equipped
233
Before You Begin Programming HomeLinkĥ
236
Programming A Rolling Code
237
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
239
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
240
Using HomeLinkĥ
241
Security
242
Troubleshooting Tips
242
Opening Sunroof — Express
245
Opening The Sunroof — Manual Mode
245
Closing Sunroof — Express
245
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
245
Pinch Protect Feature
245
Pinch Protect Override
246
Venting Sunroof — Express
246
Sunshade Operation
246
Wind Buffeting
246
Sunroof Maintenance
247
Ignition Off Operation
247
Sunroof Fully Closed
247
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS — IF EQUIPPED
247
Instrument Panel Cupholders
253
Super Console — If Equipped
254
Premium Console Cupholders — If Equipped
255
Interior Bottle Holders
255
Glove Compartments
257
Door Trim Panel Storage
258
Driver Seatback Storage — If Equipped
259
Umbrella Holder
259
Second Row Seat Storage Bins — If Equipped
260
Storage Bin Safety Warning
261
Coat Hooks
263
Basic Console
264
Premium Console — If Equipped
265
Rear Window Defroster
272
Deploying the Crossbars
275
SUN SCREENS — IF EQUIPPED
280
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
282
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
286
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — BASE
287
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM
288
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays
305
EVIC White Telltale Lights
308
EVIC Amber Telltale Lights
309
EVIC Red Telltale Lights
309
Oil Change Required
312
Fuel Economy
313
Vehicle Speed
314
Trip Info
314
Tire PSI
315
Units
315
Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
315
Compass / Temperature Display
316
Operating Instructions (Voice Command System) — If Equipped
325
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
326
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
329
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
331
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
333
RSC)
334
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
334
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
340
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
342
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
344
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
344
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
345
Connecting The iPodĥ Or External USB Device
350
Using This Feature
351
Controlling The iPodĥ Or External USB Device Using Radio Buttons
351
Play Mode
352
List Or Browse Mode
353
Getting Started
356
Play Video Games
357
Listen To An Audio Source On Channel 2 While A Video Is Playing On Channel 1
360
Dual Video Screen
362
Play A DVD Using The Touch-Screen Radio
362
Play A DVD Using The VES™ Player (If Equipped)
365
Listen To An Audio Source While A Video Is Playing
368
Third Row Swivel Screen (If Equipped)
370
Important Notes For Dual Video Screen System
371
Remote Control
371
Remote Control Storage
374
Locking The Remote Control
374
Replacing The Remote Control Batteries
375
Headphones Operation
375
Controls
376
Replacing The Headphone Batteries
377
Unwiredĥ Stereo Headphone Lifetime Limited Warranty
377
Radio Operation
394
CD Player
394
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
395
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning System — If Equipped
396
Rear Manual Climate Control — If Equipped
401
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
403
Summer Operation
414
Winter Operation
414
Vacation/Storage
415
Window Fogging
415
Outside Air Intake
415
Operating Tips
416
A/C Air Filter
416
Automatic Transmission
422
Normal Starting
422
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F or –29°C)
423
If The Engine Fails To Start
423
After Starting
425
Key Ignition Park Interlock
427
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
427
Fuel Economy (ECON) Mode
428
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
429
Acceleration
437
Flowing/Rising Water
438
Power Steering Fluid Check
441
Traction Control System (TCS)
446
Brake Assist System (BAS)
447
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
448
Tire Markings
455
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
458
Tire Terminology And Definitions
459
Tire Pressure
464
Tire Inflation Pressures
465
Tire Pressures For High-Speed Operation
466
Radial-Ply Tires
467
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel – If Equipped
467
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
468
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
469
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
469
Tire Spinning
470
Tread Wear Indicators
471
Life Of Tire
471
Replacement Tires
472
TIRE CHAINS
473
SNOW TIRES
475
Base System
479
3.6L Engine
485
Reformulated Gasoline
485
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
486
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
486
MMT In Gasoline
487
Materials Added To Fuel
487
Fuel System Cautions
488
E-85 General Information
489
Ethanol Fuel (E-85)
491
Fuel Requirements
491
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles
492
Starting
492
Cruising Range
492
Replacement Parts
493
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
493
Common Towing Definitions
498
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
512
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
514
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
516
Jack Location
518
Spare Tire Removal
519
To Access Spare Tire Winch Drive Nut
519
Spare Tire Tools
521
Spare Tire Removal Instructions
523
Preparations For Jacking
525
Jacking Instructions
526
Securing The Spare Tire
531
Preparations For Jump-Start
536
Jump-Starting Procedure
537
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
539
Without The Ignition Key
544
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
546
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
549
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
550
REPLACEMENT PARTS
552
Engine Oil
553
Engine Oil Filter
555
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
556
Exhaust System
557
Maintenance-Free Battery
559
Air Conditioner Maintenance
560
Body Lubrication
563
Windshield Wiper Blades
563
Cooling System
565
Brakes
570
Automatic Transmission
572
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
574
Totally Integrated Power Module
581
VEHICLE STORAGE
588
Headlamps
589
Front Park/Turn Signal Lamps
590
Fog Lamps
590
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, Side Marker and Backup Lamps
591
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
591
License Lamp
592
Engine
593
Chassis
594
Required Maintenance Intervals
599
Prepare For The Appointment
614
Prepare A List
614
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
615
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
615
In Mexico contact:
615
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
616
Service Contract
616
WARRANTY INFORMATION
617
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
617
In Canada
618
Treadwear
620
Traction Grades
620
Temperature Grades
621

FAQ about the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Manual

What contains the 2012 Grand Caravan manual?

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

  • Best practice for driving your Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Maintenance for your Dodge Grand Caravan, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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The Dodge Grand Caravan (2012) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2012 is available in English.

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