2012 RAM Chassis Cab Owner's Manual

2012 RAM Chassis Cab owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
RAM
Model:
Chassis Cab
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
3.96 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
INTRODUCTION
6
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
6
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
8
VAN CONVERSIONS/CAMPERS
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) — If Equipped
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 — IF EQUIPPED
21
Rearming Of The System
21
To Arm The System
21
To Disarm The System
21
Security System Manual Override
22
ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED
22
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF EQUIPPED
23
Remote Unlock The Doors
23
To Lock The Doors
25
Using The Panic Alarm
26
Programming Additional Transmitters
27
Transmitter Battery Replacement
27
General Information
28
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
28
How To Use Remote Start
29
DOOR LOCKS
32
Manual Door Locks
32
Power Door Locks — If Equipped
33
Child-Protection Door Lock
34
WINDOWS
36
Power Windows – If Equipped
36
Wind Buffeting
39
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
40
Lap/Shoulder Belts
41
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
50
Center Lap Belts
50
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
51
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If Equipped
52
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlertĥ)
53
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
54
Seat Belt Extender
54
Driver and Right Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bag
54
Air Bag System Components
56
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
56
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
59
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
65
Child Restraints
66
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
79
SAFETY TIPS
79
Transporting Passengers
79
Exhaust Gas
80
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
81
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
83
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
85
MIRRORS
89
Inside Day/Night Mirror
89
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
89
Outside Mirrors
90
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
91
Power Mirrors — If Equipped
92
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
93
Illuminated Vanity Mirror — If Equipped
93
“Slide-On-Rod” Features Of Sun Visor — If Equipped
94
Trailer Towing Mirrors — If Equipped
94
Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
95
Operation
98
Phone Call Features
105
Uconnect™ Phone Features
108
Advanced Phone Connectivity
113
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ Phone
114
General Information
125
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
125
Voice Command System Operation
125
Commands
126
Voice Training
130
SEATS
130
Driver's Power Seat — If Equipped
130
Passenger's Power Seat — If Equipped
132
Power Lumbar — If Equipped
134
Heated Seats — If Equipped
134
Ventilated Seats — If Equipped
137
Manual Seat Adjuster — If Equipped
138
Manual Reclining Seats — If Equipped
139
Head Restraints
140
40-20-40 Front Bench Seat — If Equipped
142
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
142
Setting Memory Positions And Linking RKE Transmitter To Memory
143
Memory Position Recall
145
To Disable A RKE Transmitter Linked To Memory
145
Easy Entry/Exit Seat
146
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
147
LIGHTS
149
Headlights
150
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
150
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With Automatic Headlights Only)
151
Headlight Delay
151
Parking Lights And Panel Lights
151
Fog Lights — If Equipped
152
Interior Lights
152
Cargo Light
154
Lights-On Reminder
154
Battery Saver
154
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
155
Multifunction Lever
155
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
156
Windshield Wipers
156
Windshield Wiper Operation
157
Intermittent Wiper System
157
Windshield Washers
158
Mist Feature
158
TILT STEERING COLUMN
159
DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
160
HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
161
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
162
To Activate
163
To Set A Desired Speed
164
To Deactivate
164
To Resume Speed
164
To Vary The Speed Setting
164
To Accelerate For Passing
165
OVERHEAD CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPED
165
Courtesy/Reading Lights
166
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
167
CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER — IF EQUIPPED
171
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
172
CUPHOLDERS
174
Front Instrument Panel Cupholders — (40–20–40 Seats)
174
Front Instrument Panel Cupholders — Floor Storage Bin
174
Rear Cupholder — Crew Cab
175
STORAGE
175
Glove Box Storage
175
Door Storage
177
Center Storage Compartment — If Equipped
178
Seatback Storage
180
Storage (Regular Cab)
180
Storage and Seats (Crew Cab)
181
Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers (Regular Cab Models)
182
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
182
Rear Window Defroster
182
Power Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped
183
Manual Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped
183
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
185
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
188
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — BASE
189
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM
190
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
191
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) — IF EQUIPPED
205
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays
207
Distance To Empty (DTE)
213
EVIC Average Fuel Economy
214
Trip Functions
214
Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
215
Units
215
Compass / Temperature Display
216
Customer-Programmable Features (System Setup)
218
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430/430N (RHR/RER/RBZ/RHB) CD/DVD/HDD/NAV — IF EQUIPPED
224
Operating Instructions (Voice Command System) — If Equipped
224
Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone) — If Equipped
224
MEDIA CENTER 130 (SALES CODE RES)
224
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
225
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
228
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
230
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
232
RSC)
233
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
233
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
239
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
241
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
243
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
243
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
244
iPodĥ/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
248
Connecting The iPodĥ Or External USB Device
249
Using This Feature
250
Controlling The iPodĥ Or External USB Device Using Radio Buttons
250
Play Mode
251
List Or Browse Mode
252
Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA)
254
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF EQUIPPED
255
Radio Operation
256
CD Player
256
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
257
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
257
CLIMATE CONTROLS
258
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning System
258
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
262
Summer Operation
267
Winter Operation
267
Vacation/Storage
268
Window Fogging and Frosting
268
Outside Air Intake
268
Operating Tips
269
STARTING AND OPERATING
271
STARTING PROCEDURES
275
Normal Starting
275
Automatic Transmission
275
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F or ̺29°C)
276
If Engine Fails To Start
276
After Starting
277
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
277
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
278
Key Ignition Park Interlock
280
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
280
Six–Speed Automatic Transmission (5.7L Engine) — If Equipped
280
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION — IF EQUIPPED
290
Manually Shifted Transfer Case – If Equipped
290
Shifting Procedure – Manually Shifted Transfer Case
292
Transfer Case Position Indicator Light
293
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Four-Position Switch) – If Equipped
294
Shifting Procedure
298
LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
300
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
301
Acceleration
301
Traction
301
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
302
Flowing/Rising Water
302
Shallow Standing Water
302
POWER STEERING
304
Power Steering Fluid Check
305
PARKING BRAKE
306
BRAKE SYSTEM
308
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System
309
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
311
Tire Markings
311
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
314
Tire Terminology And Definitions
315
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
316
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
320
Tire Pressure
320
Tire Inflation Pressures
321
Radial Ply Tires
326
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel – If Equipped
326
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
327
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
328
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
328
Tire Spinning
329
Tread Wear Indicators
329
Life Of Tire
330
Replacement Tires
330
SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION — IF EQUIPPED
332
TIRE CHAINS
332
SNOW TIRES
334
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
335
Dual Rear Wheels
336
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
337
Reformulated Gasoline
338
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
338
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
338
MMT In Gasoline
339
Materials Added To Fuel
340
Fuel System Cautions
340
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
341
ADDING FUEL
342
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
343
VEHICLE LOADING
344
Certification Label
344
TRAILER TOWING
346
Common Towing Definitions
346
Trailer Hitch Classification
349
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
350
Trailer And Tongue Weight
351
Towing Requirements
353
Towing Tips
362
SNOWPLOW
363
Before Plowing
364
Snowplow Prep Package Model Availability
364
Over The Road Operation With Snowplow Attached
365
Operating Tips
365
General Maintenance
366
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
367
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
367
Recreational Towing – Two-Wheel Drive Models
368
Recreational Towing – Four-Wheel Drive Models
369
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
377
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
378
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
378
3500 Models — If Equipped
379
Preparations For Jacking
380
Jacking Instructions
381
HOISTING
390
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
390
Preparations For Jump-Start
391
Jump-Starting Procedure
392
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
394
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
395
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
396
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
397
Towing Without The Ignition Key Fob
398
Two-Wheel Drive Models
399
Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles
400
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
401
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L
403
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (OBD II)
404
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
404
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
405
REPLACEMENT PARTS
406
DEALER SERVICE
407
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
407
Engine Oil
408
Engine Oil Filter
410
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
410
Maintenance-Free Battery
411
Air Conditioner Maintenance
413
Front Prop Shaft Lubrication – Four-Wheel Drive Models
414
Body Lubrication
414
Windshield Wiper Blades
415
Adding Washer Fluid
415
Exhaust System
416
Cooling System
419
Brake System
425
Rear Axle And 4x4 Front Driving Axle Fluid Level
427
Transfer Case
429
Automatic Transmission
429
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
432
FUSES
437
Totally Integrated Power Module
437
VEHICLE STORAGE
443
REPLACEMENT BULBS
444
BULB REPLACEMENT
445
Dual Or Quad Headlamp/Front Park And Turn Signal – If Equipped
445
Fog Lamps – If Equipped
447
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) With Cargo Lamp
447
Cab Top Clearance Lamps – If Equipped
449
FLUID CAPACITIES
451
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
452
Engine
452
Chassis
453
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
455
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
456
5.7L Gas Engine
456
Required Maintenance Intervals
458
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
473
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
475
Prepare For The Appointment
475
Prepare A List
475
Be Reasonable With Requests
475
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
475
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
476
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
476
In Mexico contact:
476
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
477
Service Contract
477
WARRANTY INFORMATION
478
MOPARĥ PARTS
478
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
478
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
478
In Canada
479
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
479
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
481
Treadwear
481
Traction Grades
481
Temperature Grades
482

FAQ about the 2012 RAM Chassis Cab Manual

What contains the 2012 Chassis Cab manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Maintenance for your RAM Chassis Cab, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 2012 RAM Chassis Cab Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the RAM Chassis Cab year 2012 free?

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The RAM Chassis Cab (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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