2016 RAM Chassis Cab Owner's Manual

2016 RAM Chassis Cab owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
RAM
Model:
Chassis Cab
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
5.46 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
Ignition Node Module (IGNM)
14
Keyless Push Button Ignition — If Equipped
15
Key Fob
16
Removing Key Fob From Ignition
18
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
20
Replacement Keys
22
Customer Key Programming
23
Rearming Of The System
24
To Arm The System
24
To Disarm The System
25
Security System Manual Override
26
Remote Unlock The Doors
29
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First
29
Flash Lamps With Remote Key Lock
30
To Lock The Doors
30
Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
30
Using The Panic Alarm
31
Programming Additional Transmitters
31
Transmitter Battery Replacement
32
How To Use Remote Start
36
Remote Start Abort Message
37
To Enter Remote Start Mode
37
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The Vehicle
38
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
38
Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped
38
Manual Door Locks
39
Power Door Locks — If Equipped
41
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
41
Automatic Doors Unlock — If Equipped
41
Automatic Doors Unlock Programming — If Equipped
42
Power Windows — If Equipped
48
Auto-Down
49
Auto-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection (4-Door Models Driver And Front Passenger Door Only) — If Equipped
50
Reset Auto-Up
51
Window LOCKOUT Switch (4–Door Models Only)
51
Important Safety Precautions
52
Seat Belt Systems
54
Driver And Passenger BeltAlert — If Equipped
54
Lap/Shoulder Belts
56
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
58
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
60
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
61
First Row Center Seat Belt Operating Instructions (Regular Cab Only)
62
First Row Center Lap Belt Operating Instructions — If Equipped
65
Seat Belt Extender
65
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
66
Seat Belt Pretensioner — If Equipped
67
Energy Management Feature — If Equipped
67
Switchable Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) — If Equipped
67
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
70
Air Bag System Components
70
Advanced Front Air Bags
71
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
72
Advanced Front Air Bag Operation
73
Knee Impact Bolsters
74
Supplemental Side Air Bags — If Equipped
74
If A Deployment Occurs
79
Enhanced Accident Response System
81
Enhanced Accident Response System Reset Procedure
81
Air Bag Warning Light
82
Maintaining Your Air Bag System
83
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
84
Child Restraints
85
Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
87
Infants And Child Restraints
88
Older Children And Child Restraints
89
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
90
Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
92
Lower Anchors And Tethers For CHildren (LATCH) Restraint System
93
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
94
Locating LATCH Anchorages
98
Locating Tether Anchorages
98
Center Seat LATCH — Crew Cab Full Bench
99
Center Seat LATCH — Crew Cab Split Bench
100
To Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
100
How To Stow An Unused ALR Seat Belt:
101
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt
103
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
104
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
106
Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped:
107
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether Anchorage
108
Transporting Passengers
118
Exhaust Gas
119
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
120
Seat Belts
120
Air Bag Warning Light
120
Defroster
121
Floor Mat Safety Information
121
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
122
Tires
122
Lights
122
Door Latches
123
Fluid Leaks
123
Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped
130
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
131
Automatic Dimming Mirror With Rear View Camera Display — If Equipped
138
Outside Mirrors
138
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
139
Power Mirrors — If Equipped
140
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
142
Illuminated Vanity Mirror — If Equipped
142
“Slide-On-Rod” Features Of Sun Visor — If Equipped
142
Driver's Power Seat — If Equipped
145
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
146
Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down
146
Reclining The Seatback
146
Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
147
Passenger’s Power Seat — If Equipped
147
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
147
Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down
147
Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
147
Power Lumbar — If Equipped
148
Heated Seats — If Equipped
148
Front Heated Seats
149
Rear Heated Seats
150
Ventilated Seats — If Equipped
151
Manual Seat Adjuster — If Equipped
152
Reclining Rear Seats — If Equipped
153
40-20-40 Front Bench Seat — If Equipped
153
Head Restraints
154
Front Head Restraints
154
Programming The Memory Feature
158
Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter To Memory
159
Memory Position Recall
160
Easy Entry/Exit Seat
161
Headlights
165
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
165
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With Automatic Headlights Only)
166
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If Equipped
167
Headlight Delay
167
Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control — If Equipped
168
To Activate
169
To Deactivate
169
Parking Lights And Panel Lights
170
Fog Lights — If Equipped
170
Lights-On Reminder
171
Battery Saver
171
Interior Lights
171
Courtesy/Reading Lights
172
Ambient Light
174
Cargo Light
174
Multifunction Lever
175
Turn Signals
175
Lane Change Assist
176
Flash-To-Pass
176
Windshield Wipers
176
Windshield Wiper Operation
177
Intermittent Wiper System
177
Windshield Washers
177
Mist Feature
178
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
179
TILT STEERING COLUMN
180
DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
181
To Activate
185
To Set A Desired Speed
186
To Deactivate
186
To Resume Speed
186
To Vary The Speed Setting
186
To Accelerate For Passing
188
ParkSense Sensors
189
ParkSense Warning Display
190
ParkSense Display
190
Enabling And Disabling ParkSense
194
Service The ParkSense Rear Park Assist System
195
Cleaning The ParkSense System
196
ParkSense Sensors
199
ParkSense Warning Display
199
ParkSense Display
200
Enabling And Disabling Front And/Or Rear ParkSense
202
Service The ParkSense Park Assist System
203
Cleaning The ParkSense System
204
ParkSense System Usage Precautions
204
Courtesy/Reading Lights
210
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
212
AUXILIARY SWITCHES — IF EQUIPPED
217
CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER — IF EQUIPPED
217
Front Seat Cupholders (40–20–40 Seats)
219
Front Instrument Panel Cupholders — Floor Storage Bin
219
Glove Compartment
221
Door Storage
223
Front Door Storage — If Equipped
223
Rear Door Storage — If Equipped
223
Center Storage Compartment — If Equipped
224
Seatback Storage
226
Storage (Regular Cab)
227
Storage and Seats (Crew Cab)
227
Rear Window Defroster
228
Power Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped
229
Manual Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped
230
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
231
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
234
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — BASE
235
Red Telltale Indicator Lights
242
Seat Belt Reminder Warning Light
242
Air Bag Warning Light
243
Brake Warning Light
244
Vehicle Security Warning Light — If Equipped
246
Engine Temperature Warning Light
246
Battery Charge Warning Light
247
Oil Pressure Warning Light
248
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
249
Electric Power Steering Fail Warning — If Equipped
250
Trailer Brake Disconnected Warning Light
250
Oil Temperature Warning Light
251
Door Open Warning Light
251
Yellow Telltale Indicator Lights
252
Engine Check/Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
252
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Indicator Light — If Equipped
254
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator Light — If Equipped
255
Low Washer Fluid Indicator Light — If Equipped
255
Tire Pressure Monitoring Indicator Light
256
Low Fuel Indicator Light
259
Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Indicator Light
259
Transmission Temperature Indicator Light
260
Rear Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
261
Low Coolant Level Indicator Light
262
TOW/HAUL Indicator Light
262
Cargo Light — If Equipped
263
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Indicator Light — If Equipped
263
Service 4WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
264
4 Low Indicator Light — If Equipped
264
4WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
265
2WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
266
Green Telltale Indicator Lights
266
Park/Headlight ON Indicator Light
266
Front Fog Indicator Light — If Equipped
267
Turn Signal Indicator Lights
267
Electronic Speed Control Set Indicator Light — If Equipped
268
Blue Telltale Indicator Lights
268
High Beam Indicator Light
268
White Telltale Indicator Lights
269
Electronic Speed Control ON Indicator Light
269
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays — 3.5” Display
272
Oil Life Reset
274
EVIC Messages
276
EVIC Selectable Menu Items
278
Speedometer Menu Item
278
Vehicle Info Menu Item
279
Fuel Economy Menu Item
279
Trip A
280
Trip B
280
Trailer Tow Menu Item
280
EVIC Messages
281
Screen Setup Menu Item
283
Vehicle Settings Menu Item
284
Driver Information Display (DID) Displays
292
Oil Life Reset
294
DID Messages
296
DID Selectable Menu Items
298
Digital Speedometer
298
Vehicle Info
299
Fuel Economy
300
Trip A
300
Trip B
301
Trailer Tow
301
Audio
302
Stored Messages
302
Screen Setup
302
Vehicles Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
307
Buttons On The Faceplate
315
Buttons On The Touchscreen
316
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect 5.0 Personal Settings
316
Display
317
Units
318
Voice
318
Clock & Date
319
Safety/Assistance
319
Lights
322
Doors & Locks
323
Auto Comfort Systems — If Equipped
325
Engine Off Options
325
Trailer Brake
326
Audio
327
Compass Settings — If Equipped
328
Phone/Bluetooth
329
SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
329
Restore Settings
330
Clear Personal Data
330
System Information
331
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect 8.4A/8.4AN Personal Settings
331
Display
332
Units
334
Voice
335
Clock
336
Safety & Driving Assistance
337
Lights
339
Doors & Locks
341
Auto Comfort Systems — If Equipped
343
Engine Off Options
344
Trailer Brake
344
Audio
345
Phone/Bluetooth
346
SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
346
Restore Settings
347
Clear Personal Data
348
System Information
348
UCONNECT RADIOS — IF EQUIPPED
348
Radio Operation
350
CD Player — If Equipped
350
Manual Climate Controls Without Touchscreen — If Equipped
353
Front Blower Control
354
Temperature Control
354
Air Conditioning Operation
354
MAX A/C
355
Mode Control (Air Direction)
355
Panel Mode
355
Bi-Level Mode
356
Floor Mode
356
Mix Mode
356
Defrost Mode
356
Recirculation Control
357
Air Outlets
357
Economy Mode
358
Stop/Start System — If Equipped
358
Manual Climate Controls With Touchscreen — If Equipped
358
Recirculation Control
363
Automatic Climate Controls With Touchscreen — If Equipped
363
Climate Control Functions
369
A/C (Air Conditioning)
369
Recirculation Control
370
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
371
Automatic Operation
371
Manual Operation Override
372
Operating Tips
372
Summer Operation
372
Winter Operation
373
Vacation/Storage
373
Window Fogging and Frosting
373
Outside Air Intake
373
Control Setting Suggestions For Various Weather Conditions
374
Introducing Uconnect
375
Get Started
377
Basic Voice Commands
378
Radio
380
Media
381
Phone
383
Voice Text Reply
385
Climate (8.4A/8.4AN)
387
Navigation (8.4A/8.4AN)
387
Uconnect Access (8.4A/8.4AN)
389
Vehicle Health Alert
390
Register (8.4A/8.4AN)
390
Mobile App (8.4A/8.4AN)
391
Voice Texting (8.4A/8.4AN)
392
Yelp (8.4A/8.4AN)
394
SiriusXM Travel Link (8.4A/8.4AN)
395
Siri Eyes Free — If Equipped
396
Do Not Disturb
396
General Information
397
Additional Information
398
Normal Starting
404
Automatic Transmission
405
Tip Start Feature
405
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F or −29°C)
405
If Engine Fails To Start
405
After Starting
407
Key Ignition Park Interlock
409
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
410
Six–Speed Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
410
Gear Ranges
411
Transmission Limp Home Mode
417
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation
418
Overdrive Operation
419
When To Use TOW/HAUL Mode
420
Stationary Mode
422
Manually Shifted Transfer Case — If Equipped
425
2H
427
4H
427
Neutral (N)
427
4L
427
Shifting Procedure — Manually Shifted Transfer Case
428
2H To 4H
428
2H Or 4H To 4L
428
Transfer Case Position Indicator Light
429
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Four-Position Switch) — If Equipped
429
Shifting Procedure
433
2WD To 4WD LOCK
434
2WD Or 4WD LOCK To 4WD LOW
434
Acceleration
436
Flowing/Rising Water
438
Power Steering Fluid Check
440
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
445
Brake System Warning Light
445
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
445
Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light
447
Brake Assist System (BAS)
447
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
448
Towing With HSA
449
Disabling And Enabling HSA
450
Traction Control System (TCS)
451
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
452
ESC Operating Modes
453
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light and ESC OFF Indicator Light
455
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
456
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
457
Tire Markings
461
Tire Sizing Chart
463
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
465
Tire Terminology And Definitions
467
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
468
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
468
Tire And Loading Information Placard
469
Tire Pressure
473
Safety
473
Fuel Economy
474
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
474
Tire Inflation Pressures
474
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
476
Tire Maintenance And Replacement
476
Radial Ply Tires
477
Tire Types
477
All Season Tires — If Equipped
477
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
478
Snow Tires
478
Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
479
Spare Tires — If Equipped
479
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel — If Equipped
480
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
480
Full Size Spare — If Equipped
481
Limited Use Spare — If Equipped
481
Tire Spinning
482
Tread Wear Indicators
482
Life Of Tire
483
Replacement Tires
484
SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION — IF EQUIPPED
486
Base System — If Equipped
493
Premium System
493
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
494
Service TPMS Warning
495
Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS) Chassis Cab — If Equipped
498
6.4L Engine
500
Reformulated Gasoline
501
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
501
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
502
MMT In Gasoline
502
Materials Added To Fuel
502
Fuel System Cautions
503
Certification Label
506
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
507
Payload
507
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
507
Tire Size
507
Rim Size
507
Inflation Pressure
507
Curb Weight
508
Common Towing Definitions
509
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
509
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
509
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
510
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
510
Tongue Weight (TW)
510
Frontal Area
510
Trailer Sway Control
510
Weight-Carrying Hitch
511
Weight-Distributing Hitch
511
Fifth-Wheel Hitch
513
Gooseneck Hitch
513
Trailer Hitch Classification
514
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
515
Trailer And Tongue Weight
515
Towing Requirements
516
Towing Requirements — Tires
518
Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
518
Integrated Trailer Brake Module — If Equipped
519
Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights And Wiring
524
Towing Tips
524
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
525
Tow/Haul Mode
525
Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped
526
Before Plowing
527
Snowplow Prep Package Model Availability
527
Over The Road Operation With Snowplow Attached
528
Operating Tips
528
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
530
Recreational Towing — Two-Wheel Drive Models
531
Recreational Towing — Four-Wheel Drive Models
532
Shifting Into NEUTRAL (N)
533
Shifting Out Of NEUTRAL (N)
535
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
537
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
538
4500/5500 Models
542
Preparations For Jacking
543
Jacking Instructions
544
Instructions
544
Hub Caps/Wheel Covers — If Equipped
547
Dual Rear Wheels
549
Wheel Nuts
549
To Stow The Flat Or Spare — If Equipped
550
Preparations For Jump-Start
551
Jump-Starting Procedure
552
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
555
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
556
Two-Wheel Drive Models
559
Four-Wheel Drive Models
560
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
563
Onboard Diagnostic System (OBD II) Cybersecurity
566
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
567
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
568
REPLACEMENT PARTS
569
Engine Oil
571
Checking Oil Level
571
Change Engine Oil
572
Engine Oil Selection — 6.4L Engine
572
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol
572
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) — 6.4L Engine
573
Synthetic Engine Oils
573
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
573
Engine Oil Filter
574
Engine Oil Filter Selection
574
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
574
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
574
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Inspection and Replacement
575
Accessory Drive Belt Inspection
577
Maintenance-Free Battery
579
Air Conditioner Maintenance
580
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R134a — If Equipped
581
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling HFO 1234yf — If Equipped
581
Front Prop Shaft Lubrication — Four-Wheel Drive Models
581
Body Lubrication
582
Windshield Wiper Blades
583
Wiper Blade Removal/Installation
584
Adding Washer Fluid
586
Exhaust System
587
Cooling System
589
Engine Coolant Checks
589
Cooling System — Drain Flush And Refill
590
Selection Of Coolant
590
Adding Coolant
591
Cooling System Pressure Cap
592
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
593
Checking Coolant Level — 6.4L Engine
593
Points To Remember
594
Brake System
595
Brake Fluid Level Check
595
Rear Axle And 4x4 Front Driving Axle Fluid Level
597
Drain And Refill
597
Lubricant Selection
598
Transfer Case
598
Drain And Refill
598
Lubricant Selection
598
Fluid Level Check
598
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
598
Selection Of Lubricant
598
Special Additives
599
Fluid Level Check
600
Fluid Level Check — Procedure
600
Fluid And Filter Changes — Six Speed Transmission
602
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
602
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
602
What Causes Corrosion?
603
Washing
603
Special Care
604
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
605
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If Equipped
605
Interior Care
606
Cleaning Headlights
607
Glass Surfaces
607
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
608
Power Distribution Center
610
VEHICLE STORAGE
619
Base Quad / Premium Bi-Halogen: Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, Front Park And Turn — If Equipped
621
Fog Lamps — If Equipped
623
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) With Cargo Lamp
624
Cab Top Clearance Lamps — If Equipped
626
Engine
629
Chassis
631
Maintenance Chart
636
Prepare For The Appointment
643
Prepare A List
643
FCA USA LLC Customer Center
644
FCA Canada Inc. Customer Center
644
In Mexico Contact
645
Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands
645
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
645
Service Contract
645
WARRANTY INFORMATION
647
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
647
In Canada
648
Treadwear
649
Traction Grades
650
Temperature Grades
650
INDEX
653

FAQ about the 2016 RAM Chassis Cab Manual

What contains the 2016 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 2016 owner's manual:

  • Best practice for driving your RAM Chassis Cab
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that RAM Chassis Cab owners can do

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