2016 RAM Promaster Owner's Manual

2016 RAM Promaster owners manual
Year:
2016
Make:
RAM
Model:
Promaster
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
3.78 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
9
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
10
Ignition Key Removal
13
Locking Doors With A Key
15
Replacement Keys
16
Rearming Of The System
17
To Arm The System
17
To Disarm The System
17
Security System Manual Override
18
To Unlock The Doors
20
To Lock The Doors
20
Programming Additional Transmitters
20
Transmitter Battery Replacement
20
Automatic Door Locks
23
Power Windows
24
Auto-Down Feature
25
Important Safety Precautions
26
Seat Belt Systems
27
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert) — If Equipped
28
Lap/Shoulder Belts
29
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
32
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
34
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
35
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
36
Seat Belt Pretensioner
37
Energy Management Feature
37
Switchable Automatic Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
37
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
40
Air Bag System Components
40
Advanced Front Air Bags
41
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
42
Advanced Front Air Bag Operation
43
Knee Impact Bolsters
44
Supplemental Side Air Bags
45
If A Deployment Occurs
49
Fuel Cut Off Switch
51
Air Bag Warning Light
52
Maintaining Your Air Bag System
54
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
55
Child Restraints
56
Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
57
Infants And Child Restraints
58
Older Children And Child Restraints
59
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
60
Installing Child Restraints in Commercial Vehicles
61
Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat Belt
62
Installing a Child Restraint with a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR):
63
Transporting Pets
64
Transporting Passengers
66
Exhaust Gas
66
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
67
Seat Belts
67
Air Bag Warning Light
68
Defroster
68
Floor Mat Safety Information
68
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
69
Tires
69
Lights
70
Door Latches
70
Fluid Leaks
70
Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped
75
Outside Mirrors
75
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
76
Power Mirrors — If Equipped
76
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
77
Manual Front Seat Adjustments
80
Air Seat — If Equipped
85
Swivel Seat — If Equipped
86
Flap On Bench — If Equipped
88
Underseat Storage Tray (Driver Side Only) — If Equipped
89
Heated Seats — If Equipped
89
Head Restraints
90
Front Head Restraints
91
Adjustable Armrests — If Equipped
92
Multifunction Lever
95
Headlights
96
Dimmer Controls
96
Ambient Light
97
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
97
Battery Saver
97
Fog Lights — If Equipped
97
Turn Signals
98
Parking Lights
98
Lane Change Assist
98
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch
98
Flash-To-Pass
98
Follow Me Home/Headlight Delay
99
Activation
99
Deactivation
99
Interior Lights
100
Windshield Wipers
103
Intermittent Wiper System
103
Low Speed
104
High Speed
104
Mist Feature
104
Windshield Washer Operation
104
To Activate
107
To Set A Desired Speed
107
To Deactivate
108
To Resume Speed
108
To Vary The Speed Setting
108
To Accelerate For Passing
109
ParkSense Rear Park Assist Sensors
111
ParkSense Rear Park Assist Alerts
112
ParkSense Rear Park Assist Failure Indications
113
Cleaning The ParkSense Rear Park Assist System
113
ParkSense Rear Park Assist System Usage Precautions
114
Interior Lights
118
Ambient Light
119
POWER OUTLETS — IF EQUIPPED
120
AUXILIARY SWITCHES — IF EQUIPPED
122
CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER — IF EQUIPPED
123
Glove Compartments
124
Front Door Storage — If Equipped
125
Dash Storage
125
Cargo Area
126
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
127
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
130
Red Telltale Indicator Lights
135
Seat Belt Reminder Warning Light
135
Air Bag Warning Light
136
Charging System Warning Light
137
Door Open Indicator Light
138
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
139
Engine Temperature Warning Light
140
Transmission Temperature Warning Light
141
Transmission Fault Warning Light
142
Oil Temperature Warning Light
142
Coolant Temperature Warning Light
143
Brake Warning Light
144
Oil Pressure Warning Light
146
Yellow Telltale Indicator Lights
147
Stop Light Failure Indicator Light
147
External Light Failure Indicator Light — If Equipped
148
Vehicle Security Indicator Light
149
Tire Pressure Monitoring Indicator Light
149
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light
152
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator Light
153
Engine Check/Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
154
TOW/HAUL Indicator Light
156
Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Indicator Light
156
Generic Warning Indicator Light
157
Green Telltale Indicator Lights
158
Turn Signal Indicator Lights
158
Front Fog Indicator Light — If Equipped
159
Park/Headlight ON Indicator Light
159
Cruise Control Engaged Indicator Light
160
Blue Telltale Indicator Light
160
High Beam Indicator Light
160
White Telltale Indicator Light
161
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Setup Menu
164
Change Engine Oil Indicator System
166
Change Engine Oil
166
Trip Computer
167
Trip Button
167
New Trip
167
Start Of Trip Procedure
167
Exit Trip
167
Trip Functions
168
Values Displayed
168
Range
168
Distance Traveled
169
Average Economy
169
Instantaneous Economy
169
Average Speed
169
Travel Time
169
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
169
Introduction
172
Recommendations
172
Road Safety
172
Radio Reception
173
Care And Maintenance
173
Identification Number
173
Security Code
173
General
175
Radio (Tuner Mode)
175
MP3/WMA/AAC (USB Mode)
175
General
175
Uconnect RH3 Display
176
Description Of Commands
176
General Functions And Settings
177
Turn The Radio On Or Off
177
Audio
178
Equalizer
178
Custom Audio Setting Functions
178
Tuner Mode (AM/FM Radio)
180
Setup Menu
183
Clock
184
Buttons On The Faceplate
193
Buttons On The Touchscreen
194
Customer Programmable Features/Personal Settings
194
Display
194
Clock & Date
196
Safety/Assistance
197
Lights
197
Doors & Locks
198
Audio
198
Phone/Bluetooth
199
SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
199
Restore Settings — If Equipped
200
Radio Operation
204
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
205
Blower Control
206
Temperature Control
206
Air Conditioning Control
207
Mode Control (Air Direction)
207
Rear Window Defrosting
209
Introducing Uconnect
211
Get Started
212
Basic Voice Commands
213
Radio
214
Media
215
Voice Text Reply
216
Additional Information
217
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
223
Normal Starting
223
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –22°F Or −30°C)
224
If Engine Fails To Start
224
After Starting
224
Key Ignition Park Interlock
227
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
227
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
227
Acceleration
237
Flowing/Rising Water
238
Power Steering Fluid Check
241
PARKING BRAKE
242
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
244
Traction Control System (TCS)
246
Brake Assist System (BAS)
247
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
248
ESC Operating Modes
249
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And ESC OFF Indicator Light
250
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
251
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
252
HSA Activation Criteria
252
Tire Markings
254
Tire Sizing Chart
255
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
257
Tire Terminology And Definitions
259
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
260
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
260
Tire And Loading Information Placard
261
Tire Pressure
265
Safety
265
Fuel Economy
266
Tread Wear
266
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
266
Tire Inflation Pressures
267
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
268
Radial Ply Tires
268
Tire Types
269
All Season Tires — If Equipped
269
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
269
Snow Tires
270
Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
271
Spare Tires — If Equipped
271
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel — If Equipped
271
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
272
Full Size Spare — If Equipped
273
Limited-Use Spare — If Equipped
273
Tire Spinning
274
Tread Wear Indicators
274
Life Of Tire
275
Replacement Tires
276
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
277
Base System
282
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
283
Check TPMS Warnings
283
3.6L Engine
285
Reformulated Gasoline
285
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
286
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
286
MMT In Gasoline
287
Materials Added To Fuel
287
Fuel System Cautions
288
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
290
Vehicle Certification Label
292
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
292
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
292
Tire Size
293
Rim Size
293
Inflation Pressure
293
Curb Weight
293
Overloading
293
Common Towing Definitions
295
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
295
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
295
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
295
Tongue Weight (TW)
296
Frontal Area
296
Trailer Sway Control
296
Weight-Carrying Hitch
296
Weight-Distributing Hitch
296
Trailer Hitch Classification
298
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
299
Trailer And Tongue Weight
299
Towing Requirements
300
Towing Requirements — Tires
302
Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
303
Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights And Wiring
304
Towing Tips
306
Automatic Transmission
306
Tow/Haul Mode
306
Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped
306
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
308
Recreational Towing — Automatic Transmission
309
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
311
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
313
Tire Service Kit Storage
317
Tire Service Kit Components And Operation
317
Using The Mode Select Knob And Hoses
318
Tire Service Kit Usage Precautions
318
Sealing A Tire With Tire Service Kit
321
(A) Whenever You Stop To Use Tire Service Kit:
321
(B) Setting Up To Use Tire Service Kit:
321
(C) Injecting Tire Service Kit Sealant Into The Deflated Tire:
322
(D) Drive Vehicle:
324
(E) After Driving:
325
Jack Location
328
Removing The Spare Tire
328
Preparations
332
Jacking Instructions
333
Preparations For Jump-Start
344
Jump-Starting Procedure
346
Battery Location
348
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
349
Automatic Transmission
354
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
355
Onboard Diagnostic System (OBD II) Cybersecurity
358
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
359
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
360
REPLACEMENT PARTS
361
Engine Oil
363
Checking Oil Level
363
Change Engine Oil
363
Engine Oil Selection
364
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol
364
Engine Oil Viscosity — 3.6L Engine
364
Synthetic Engine Oils
365
Materials Added To Engine Oil
365
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
365
Engine Oil Filter
366
Engine Oil Filter Selection
366
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
366
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
366
Exhaust System
367
Maintenance-Free Battery
369
Air Conditioner Maintenance
370
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling
371
A/C Air Filter
372
Body Lubrication
373
Windshield Wiper Blades
374
Adding Washer Fluid
374
Cooling System
375
Coolant Checks
376
Cooling System — Drain, Flush And Refill
376
Selection Of Coolant
376
Adding Coolant
377
Cooling System Pressure Cap
379
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
379
Coolant Level
380
Points To Remember
380
Brake System
381
Master Cylinder — Brake Fluid Level Check
381
Automatic Transmission (3.6L Gasoline Engine Only)
383
Selection Of Lubricant
383
Special Additives
384
Fluid Level Check
384
Fluid And Filter Changes
385
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
385
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
385
What Causes Corrosion?
385
Washing
386
Special Care
386
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
387
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If Equipped
388
Interior Care
388
Cleaning Headlights
390
Glass Surfaces
390
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
390
Seat Belt Maintenance
391
Cleaning The Instrument Panel Cupholders
391
Removal
391
Cleaning
391
Underhood Fuses
393
Interior Fuses
400
Right Central Pillar Fuses
404
VEHICLE STORAGE
405
Headlamps Low Beam And High beam
408
Front Turn Signal/Parking Lamps
409
Daytime Running Lamp (DRL)/Front Side Marker Lamp
410
Front Fog Lamps
410
Front, Rear Roof Lamps
411
Rear Tail, Stop, Backup, Turn Signal And Rear Side Marker Lamps
411
Engine
413
Chassis
415
Maintenance Chart
420
Prepare For The Appointment
425
Prepare A List
425
FCA USA LLC Customer Center
426
FCA Canada Inc. Customer Center
426
In Mexico Contact
427
Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands
427
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
427
Service Contract
427
WARRANTY INFORMATION
429
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
429
In Canada
430
Treadwear
431
Traction Grades
432
Temperature Grades
433
INDEX
435

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The RAM Promaster owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by RAM to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the RAM Promaster. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a RAM Promaster 2016 owner's manual:

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
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  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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