2017 RAM 1500 2500 3500 Owner's Manual

2017 RAM 1500 2500 3500 owners manual
Year:
2017
Make:
RAM
Model:
1500 2500 3500
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
7.79 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
9
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
11
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
13
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) And Key Fob — If Equipped
13
Keyless Push Button Ignition And Key Fob — If Equipped
14
Key Fobs — If Equipped
16
Removing Key Fob From The (WIN) Ignition
17
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
19
General Information
19
SENTRY KEY
20
Replacement Key Fobs
21
Customer Key Fob Programming
21
General Information
21
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM
21
Rearming Of The System
22
To Arm The System
22
To Disarm The System
22
Security System Manual Override
23
ILLUMINATED APPROACH
23
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
24
Remote Unlock The Doors
25
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First
25
Flash Lamps With Remote Key Lock
25
To Lock The Doors
26
Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
26
Using The Panic Alarm
26
Air Suspension (Remote Lowering Of The Vehicle) — If Equipped
27
Programming Additional Key Fobs
27
Key Fob Battery Replacement
27
General Information
30
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
30
How To Use Remote Start
31
Remote Start Abort Message
31
To Enter Remote Start Mode
32
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The Vehicle
32
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
32
Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped
32
General Information
33
DOOR LOCKS
33
Manual Door Locks
33
Power Door Locks — If Equipped
34
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
35
Automatic Doors Unlock — If Equipped
35
Automatic Doors Unlock Programming — If Equipped
35
Child-Protection Door Lock
36
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO — PASSIVE ENTRY
37
General Information
40
WINDOWS
40
Power Windows — If Equipped
40
Auto-Down
41
Auto-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection (4-Door Models Driver And Front Passenger Door Only) — If Equipped
41
Reset Auto-Up
42
Window Lockout Switch (4–Door Models Only)
42
Wind Buffeting
43
OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
43
Occupant Restraint Systems Features
43
Important Safety Precautions
43
Seat Belt Systems
44
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
45
Lap/Shoulder Belts
46
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
48
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
50
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
50
First Row Center Seat Belt Operating Instructions (Regular Cab Only)
51
First Row Center Lap Belt Operating Instructions — If Equipped
53
Seat Belt Extender
53
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
54
Seat Belt Pretensioner
55
Energy Management Feature — If Equipped
55
Switchable Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) — If Equipped
55
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS)
57
Air Bag System Components
57
Air Bag Warning Light
58
Front Air Bags
59
Driver And Passenger Front Air Bag Features
60
Front Air Bag Operation
61
Knee Impact Bolsters
61
Supplemental Side Air Bags
62
Air Bag System Components
65
If A Deployment Occurs
66
Enhanced Accident Response System
67
Enhanced Accident Response System Reset Procedure
67
Maintaining Your Air Bag System
67
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
68
Child Restraints
68
Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
70
Infant And Child Restraints
70
Older Children And Child Restraints
72
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
73
Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
74
Lower Anchors And Tethers For CHildren (LATCH) Restraint System
75
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
75
Locating The LATCH Anchorages
79
Locating The Upper Tether Anchorages
79
Center Seat LATCH
80
To Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
81
How To Stow An Unused Switchable-ALR (ALR) Seat Belt
82
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt
82
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
83
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR):
85
Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped:
87
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether Anchorage
88
Transporting Pets
94
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
94
SAFETY TIPS
95
Transporting Passengers
95
Exhaust Gas
95
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
96
Seat Belts
96
Air Bag Warning Light
96
Defroster
96
Floor Mat Safety Information
96
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
98
Tires
98
Lights
98
Door Latches
98
Fluid Leaks
98
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
99
MIRRORS
104
Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped
104
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
104
Automatic Dimming Mirror With Rear View Camera Display — If Equipped
109
Outside Mirrors
110
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
110
Tilt Side Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped
111
Power Folding Outside Mirrors For Standard And Trailer Tow — If Equipped
111
Power Mirrors — If Equipped
113
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
114
Driver's Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
114
Trailer Towing Mirrors — If Equipped
115
Illuminated Vanity Mirror — If Equipped
116
“Slide-On-Rod” Features Of Sun Visor — If Equipped
116
SEATS
116
Driver's Power Seat — If Equipped
117
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
117
Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down
118
Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
118
Reclining The Seatback
118
Passenger’s Power Seat — If Equipped
119
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
119
Power Lumbar — If Equipped
119
Heated Seats — If Equipped
119
Front Heated Seats
120
Rear Heated Seats
121
Ventilated Seats — If Equipped
121
Manual Seat Adjuster — If Equipped
122
Dump Feature (Manual Recline Seat Only) — Standard Cab
123
40-20-40 Front Bench Seat — If Equipped
123
Mega Cab Rear Seat Features
124
Reclining Rear Seats — If Equipped
124
Folding Rear Seat (Table Mode) — If Equipped
124
Folding Rear Seat — If Equipped
125
Head Restraints
127
Front Head Restraints
127
Rear Head Restraints
128
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
130
Programming The Memory Feature
131
Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry Key Fob To Memory
131
Memory Position Recall
132
Easy Entry/Exit Seat
133
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
134
LIGHTS
135
Headlights
136
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
136
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With Automatic Headlights Only)
137
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If Equipped
137
Headlight Delay
138
Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control — If Equipped
138
To Activate
139
To Deactivate
139
Parking Lights And Panel Lights
139
Fog Lights — If Equipped
140
Lights-On Reminder
140
Battery Saver
140
Interior Lights
141
Courtesy/Reading Lights
142
Ambient Light
142
Cargo Light With Bed Lights — If Equipped
143
Multifunction Lever
143
Turn Signals
144
Lane Change Assist
144
Flash-To-Pass
144
High/Low Beam Switch
145
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
145
Windshield Wipers
145
Windshield Wiper Operation
146
Intermittent Wiper System
146
Windshield Washers
146
Mist Feature
147
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
147
TILT STEERING COLUMN
148
HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
149
DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
150
SPEED CONTROL
151
To Activate
152
To Set A Desired Speed
152
To Deactivate
153
To Resume Speed
153
To Vary The Speed Setting
153
To Accelerate For Passing
154
Using Speed Control On Hills
154
PARKSENSE REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED
154
ParkSense Sensors
155
ParkSense Warning Display
155
ParkSense Display
155
Enabling And Disabling ParkSense
159
Service The ParkSense Rear Park Assist System
159
Cleaning The ParkSense System
160
ParkSense System Usage Precautions
160
PARKSENSE FRONT AND REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED
162
ParkSense Sensors
162
ParkSense Warning Display
162
ParkSense Display
163
Enabling And Disabling Front And/Or Rear ParkSense
165
Service The ParkSense Park Assist System
165
Cleaning The ParkSense System
166
ParkSense System Usage Precautions
166
PARKVIEW REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF EQUIPPED
168
OVERHEAD CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPED
170
Courtesy/Reading Lights
171
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
172
Before You Begin Programming HomeLink
173
Programming A Rolling Code
174
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button (Rolling Code)
175
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
175
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button (Non-Rolling Code)
176
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
176
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button (Canadian/Gate Operator)
177
Using HomeLink
177
Security
177
Troubleshooting Tips
178
General Information
179
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
179
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
180
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
180
Opening Sunroof — Express
180
Closing Sunroof — Express
180
Pinch Protect Feature
180
Venting Sunroof — Express
181
Sunshade Operation
181
Wind Buffeting
181
Sunroof Maintenance
181
Ignition Off Operation
181
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
181
CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER — IF EQUIPPED
186
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
186
AUXILIARY SWITCHES — IF EQUIPPED
187
CUPHOLDERS
187
Front Seat Cupholders (40–20–40 Seats)
187
Front Instrument Panel Cupholders — Floor Storage Bin
188
Rear Cupholders — If Equipped
188
STORAGE
189
Glove Compartment
189
Door Storage
191
Front Door Storage — If Equipped
191
Rear Door Storage — If Equipped
191
Center Storage Compartment — If Equipped
192
Second Row In-Floor Storage Bin — If Equipped
194
Seatback Storage
195
Storage (Regular Cab)
196
Storage and Seats (Crew Cab/Quad Cab)
196
Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers (Regular Cab Models)
197
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
197
Rear Window Defroster
197
Power Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped
198
Manual Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped
198
FOLD FLAT LOAD FLOOR — IF EQUIPPED
198
PICKUP BOX
202
Cargo Camera — If Equipped
203
Turning Cargo Camera On Or Off — With Uconnect 8.4/8.4 NAV
204
RAMBOX — IF EQUIPPED
204
RamBox Integrated Box Side Storage Bins
204
Locking And Unlocking RamBox
206
RamBox Safety Warning
207
RamBox Storage Bin Cover Emergency Release Lever — If Equipped
208
Bed Extender — If Equipped
208
Storage Position
208
Divider Position
210
Extender Position
212
Bed Rail Tie-Down System
214
SLIDE-IN CAMPERS
215
Camper Applications
215
EASY-OFF TAILGATE
216
Disconnecting The Rear Camera Or Remote Keyless Entry — If Equipped
216
Removing The Tailgate
217
Locking Tailgate
218
TRI-FOLD TONNEAU COVER — IF EQUIPPED
218
Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Removal
219
Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Installation
222
Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Cleaning
228
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
229
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
231
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
232
WARNING AND INDICATOR LIGHTS
236
Red Telltale Indicator Lights
237
Seat Belt Reminder Warning Light
237
Air Bag Warning Light
237
Brake Warning Light
238
Brake Warning Light
240
Vehicle Security Warning Light — If Equipped
242
Engine Temperature Warning Light
242
Battery Charge Warning Light
243
Oil Pressure Warning Light
243
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
244
Electric Power Steering Fail Warning Light — If Equipped
244
Trailer Brake Disconnected Warning Light
245
Door Open Warning Light
245
Yellow Telltale Indicator Lights
246
Engine Check/Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
246
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Indicator Light — If Equipped
247
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator Light — If Equipped
248
Low Washer Fluid Indicator Light — If Equipped
248
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Warning Light
249
Low Fuel Indicator Light
251
Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Indicator Light
251
Transmission Temperature Indicator Light
252
Low Coolant Level Indicator Light
253
Air Suspension Payload Protection Telltale — If Equipped
253
TOW/HAUL Indicator Light
254
Cargo Light — If Equipped
254
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Indicator Light — If Equipped
254
Air Suspension Off-Road 1 Indicator Light — If Equipped
255
Air Suspension Off-Road 2 Indicator Light — If Equipped
255
Air Suspension Ride Height Raising Indicator Light— If Equipped
255
Air Suspension Ride Height Lowering Indicator Light— If Equipped
256
Air Suspension Ride Height Lowering Indicator Light— If Equipped
256
4WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
256
4 Low Indicator Light — If Equipped
257
Service 4WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
257
2WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
258
Green Telltale Indicator Lights
258
Park/Headlight On Indicator Light
258
Front Fog Indicator Light — If Equipped
258
Turn Signal Indicator Lights
259
Cruise Control Set Indicator Light — If Equipped — Premium
259
4WD AUTO Indicator Light — If Equipped
260
White Telltale Indicator Lights
260
Cruise Control Ready Indicator Light
260
Cruise Control SET Indicator Light — If Equipped — Base
261
Hill Descent Control (HDC) Indicator Light — If Equipped
261
Blue Telltale Indicator Lights
262
High Beam Indicator Light
262
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY
262
Instrument Cluster Display Controls
263
Instrument Cluster Display Screens
265
Oil Life Reset
267
Instrument Cluster Display Selectable Menu Items
268
Speedometer
268
Vehicle Info
268
Fuel Economy
269
Trip A/Trip B
269
Air Suspension — If Equipped
269
Trailer Tow
269
Audio
269
Stored Messages
270
Screen Setup Menu Item
270
Vehicle Settings Menu Item
270
Turn Menu OFF — If Equipped
275
Instrument Cluster Display Messages
275
Battery Saver On/Battery Saver Mode Message — Electrical Load Reduction Actions — If Equipped
277
CYBERSECURITY
279
UCONNECT SETTINGS
281
Buttons On The Faceplate
282
Buttons On The Touchscreen
282
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect 5.0 Personal Settings
282
Display
283
Units — If Equipped
284
Voice
284
Clock & Date
284
Safety/Assistance
285
Lights
287
Doors & Locks
288
Auto Comfort Systems — If Equipped
290
Engine Off Options
291
Suspension — If Equipped
292
Trailer Brake
293
Audio
294
Compass Settings — If Equipped
295
Phone/Bluetooth
296
SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
297
Restore Settings
298
Clear Personal Data
298
System Information
299
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect 8.4/8.4 NAV Personal Settings
299
Display
300
Units — If Equipped
302
Voice
302
Clock
302
Safety & Driving Assistance
303
Lights
306
Doors & Locks
308
Auto Comfort Systems — If Equipped
310
Engine Off Options
311
Air Suspension — If Equipped
312
Trailer Brake
314
Audio
314
Phone Settings
316
SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
316
Restore Settings
318
Clear Personal Data
318
System Information
318
UCONNECT RADIOS
319
IPOD/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
319
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF EQUIPPED
320
Radio Operation
320
CD Player — If Equipped
320
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
321
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE DEVICES
321
Regulatory And Safety Information
321
CLIMATE CONTROLS
323
Manual Climate Controls Without A Touchscreen — If Equipped
323
Manual Climate Control Descriptions
324
Climate Controls With a Touchscreen
328
Control Descriptions
330
Climate Control Functions
336
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
337
Automatic Operation
337
Manual Operation Override
338
Operating Tips
338
Summer Operation
338
Winter Operation
338
Vacation/Storage
338
Window Fogging
339
Outside Air Intake
339
Cabin Air Filter
339
Control Setting Suggestions For Various Weather Conditions
340
PERSONALIZED MENU BAR
341
UCONNECT VOICE RECOGNITION
341
Introducing Uconnect
341
Get Started
343
Basic Voice Commands
344
Radio
345
Media
346
Phone
348
Voice Text Reply
350
Climate (8.4/8.4 NAV)
351
Navigation (8.4 /8.4 NAV)
352
Uconnect Access (8.4/8.4 NAV)
353
Vehicle Health Alert
354
Register (8.4/8.4 NAV)
354
Mobile App (8.4/8.4 NAV)
355
Voice Texting (8.4/8.4 NAV)
355
Yelp (8.4/8.4 NAV)
356
SiriusXM Travel Link (8.4/8.4 NAV)
357
Siri Eyes Free — If Equipped
358
Getting Started
358
Do Not Disturb
361
General Information
361
Additional Information
362
STARTING AND OPERATING
363
STARTING PROCEDURES
369
Normal Starting
369
Automatic Transmission
369
Tip Start Feature
370
Keyless Enter-N-Go — Ignition
370
Normal Starting
370
To Turn On The Engine Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button
370
To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE START/STOP Button
370
Idle Shutdown — 6.4L Engine Only
371
ENGINE START/STOP Button Functions — With Driver’s Foot OFF The Brake Pedal (In PARK Or NEUTRAL Position)
371
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –22°F Or −30°C)
371
If Engine Fails To Start
372
After Starting
373
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
373
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
373
Key Ignition Park Interlock
375
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
375
Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
375
Gear Ranges
376
Transmission Limp Home Mode
379
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation — Eight-Speed Transmission
380
When to Use TOW/HAUL Mode
381
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission — 1500 Models Only (If Equipped)
382
Gear Ranges
383
Transmission Limp Home Mode
387
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation — Six-Speed Transmission (1500 Models Only)
387
Overdrive Operation
389
When To Use TOW/HAUL Mode
390
Torque Converter Clutch
391
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission — 2500/3500 Models Only
392
Gear Ranges
392
Transmission Limp Home Mode
396
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation
397
Overdrive Operation
398
When To Use TOW/HAUL Mode
398
Torque Converter Clutch
399
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION — IF EQUIPPED
400
Manually Shifted Transfer Case — If Equipped
400
Shifting Procedure — Manually Shifted Transfer Case
402
Transfer Case Position Indicator Light
403
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Four-Position Switch) — If Equipped
403
Shifting Procedure
406
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Five-Position Switch) — If Equipped
408
Shifting Procedure
412
Four-Position Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Eight Speed Transmission Only) — If Equipped
414
Shifting Procedure
417
Five-Position Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Eight Speed Transmission Only) — If Equipped
419
Shifting Procedure
423
AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (1500 MODELS) — IF EQUIPPED
424
Description
424
Air Suspension Modes
428
Instrument Cluster Display Messages
429
Operation
429
AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (REBEL MODELS ONLY) — IF EQUIPPED
431
Description
431
Air Suspension Modes
434
Instrument Cluster Display Messages
435
Operation
435
AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (2500/3500 MODELS) — IF EQUIPPED
436
Description
436
Air Suspension Modes
438
Instrument Cluster Display Messages
439
Operation
439
AXLE LOCKER SYSTEM — POWER WAGON MODELS ONLY (IF EQUIPPED)
439
STABILIZER/SWAY BAR SYSTEM — POWER WAGON ONLY
441
SAFE OFF-ROAD DRIVING — POWER WAGON ONLY
443
Off-Road Driving Tips And Vehicle Characteristics
443
Skid Plates And Underbody Protection
443
Ramp Travel Index (RTI)
443
Water Fording Characteristics
444
Simultaneous Brake And Throttle Operation
444
The Basics Of Off-Road Driving
444
When To Use Low Range
445
Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand
445
Crossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High Points)
446
Using A Spotter
447
Crossing Large Rocks
447
Crossing A Ravine, Gully, Ditch, Washout Or Rut
447
Crossing Logs
448
Getting High Centered
448
Hill Climbing
448
Driving Through Water
450
Airing Down For Off-Road Driving
452
Vehicle Recovery
453
After Driving Off-Road
456
LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
456
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
457
Acceleration
457
Traction
457
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
458
Flowing/Rising Water
458
Shallow Standing Water
458
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
460
After Driving Off-Road
460
WINCH USAGE — POWER WAGON ONLY (IF EQUIPPED)
461
Things To Know Before Using Your Winch
461
General Winch Information
461
Tensioning The Wire Rope
461
Low Voltage Interrupt
462
Winch Motor Thermal Protection
462
Understanding The Features Of Your Winch
463
Winch Accessories
464
Operating Your Winch
465
General Information
466
Vehicle Recovery Using The Winch
467
Rigging Techniques
475
How To Change The Pulling Direction
475
Increasing Pulling Power
476
Double Line
476
POWER STEERING
477
Electric Power Steering — 1500 Models
477
Hydraulic Power Steering — 2500/3500 Models
477
Power Steering Fluid Check — 2500/3500 Models
478
FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY 5.7L/6.4L ENGINES ONLY — IF EQUIPPED
479
PARKING BRAKE
479
BRAKE SYSTEM
481
Hydraulic Brake Assist — 2500/3500 Models Only (Except Power Wagon)
481
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
481
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
481
Brake System Warning Light
481
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
482
Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light
483
Brake Assist System (BAS)
483
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
484
Towing With HSA
485
Disabling And Enabling HSA
485
Traction Control System (TCS)
486
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
486
ESC Operating Modes
488
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light and ESC OFF Indicator Light
489
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
490
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) — If Equipped
491
Hill Descent Control (HDC) — If Equipped
491
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
494
Tire Markings
494
Tire Sizing Chart
495
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
497
Tire Terminology And Definitions
498
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
499
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
499
Tire And Loading Information Placard
500
Loading
501
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
504
Tire Pressure
504
Safety
504
Fuel Economy
504
Tread Wear
505
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
505
Tire Inflation Pressures
505
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
506
Radial Ply Tires
506
Tire Types
507
All Season Tires — If Equipped
507
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
507
Snow Tires
507
Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
508
Spare Tires — If Equipped
508
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel — If Equipped
508
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
509
Collapsible Spare Tire — If Equipped
509
Full Size Spare — If Equipped
510
Limited Use Spare — If Equipped
510
Tire Spinning
511
Tread Wear Indicators
511
Life Of Tire
512
Replacement Tires
512
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
513
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
515
Directional Tires — If Equipped
516
Dual Rear Wheels — If Equipped
516
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
517
Treadwear
517
Traction Grades
518
Temperature Grades
518
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
518
Premium System
520
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
521
Service TPMS Warning
522
Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS) 3500 Series Trucks
523
General Information
524
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
524
3.6L Engine
524
5.7L Engine
525
6.4L Engine
525
Reformulated Gasoline
526
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
526
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
526
CNG And LP Fuel System Modifications
527
MMT In Gasoline
527
Materials Added To Fuel
527
Fuel System Cautions
528
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
528
FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L ENGINE ONLY) — IF EQUIPPED
529
E-85 General Information
529
Ethanol Fuel (E-85)
529
Fuel Requirements
529
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles
530
Starting
530
Cruising Range
530
Replacement Parts
530
Maintenance
531
ADDING FUEL
531
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
533
VEHICLE LOADING
533
Certification Label
533
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
533
Payload
533
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
533
Tire Size
534
Rim Size
534
Inflation Pressure
534
Curb Weight
534
Loading
534
TRAILER TOWING
535
Common Towing Definitions
535
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
535
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
535
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
535
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
536
Tongue Weight (TW)
536
Frontal Area
536
Trailer Sway Control
536
Weight-Carrying Hitch
536
Weight-Distributing Hitch
537
Fifth-Wheel Hitch
541
Gooseneck Hitch
542
Trailer Hitch Type and Maximum Trailer Weight
542
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
542
Trailer And Tongue Weight
543
Towing Requirements
543
Towing Requirements — Tires
544
Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
545
Integrated Trailer Brake Module — If Equipped
545
Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights And Wiring (If Equipped)
549
Towing Tips
550
Automatic Transmission
551
Tow/Haul Mode
551
Speed Control — If Equipped
551
Cooling System
551
Air Suspension System
552
SNOWPLOW
552
1500 Models Only
552
2500/3500 Models Only
552
Before Plowing
553
Snowplow Prep Package Model Availability
553
Over The Road Operation With Snowplow Attached
554
Operating Tips
554
General Maintenance
554
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
555
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
555
Recreational Towing — Two-Wheel Drive Models
556
Recreational Towing — Four-Wheel Drive Models
557
Shifting Into NEUTRAL (N)
558
Shifting Out Of NEUTRAL (N)
560
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
563
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
564
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
564
WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
565
Torque Specifications
565
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
567
Jacking And Tire Changing 1500 Series Trucks
567
Jack Location
568
Removal Of Jack And Tools (1500 Series)
568
Removing The Spare Tire
571
Preparations
574
Jack Instructions (1500 Series)
575
To Stow The Flat Or Spare
580
Reinstalling The Jack And Tools (1500 Series)
582
Jacking And Tire Changing 2500 And 3500 Series Trucks
584
Jack Location
585
Removal Of Jack And Tools (2500, 3500 Series)
585
Removing The Spare Tire
588
Preparations
590
Jack Instructions (2500, 3500 Series)
591
To Stow The Flat Or Spare
596
Reinstalling The Jack And Tools (2500 And 3500 Series)
598
Hub Caps/Wheel Covers — If Equipped
599
HOISTING
600
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
601
Preparations For Jump-Start
601
Jump-Starting Procedure
602
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
604
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
605
GEAR SELECTOR OVERRIDE — 6-SPEED TRANSMISSION
606
Column Shifter — If Equipped
606
Center Console Shifter — If Equipped
606
MANUAL PARK RELEASE — 8 SPEED TRANSMISSION
607
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
609
Two-Wheel Drive Models
610
Four-Wheel Drive Models
611
ENHANCED ACCIDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM (EARS)
611
EVENT DATA RECORDER (EDR)
612
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
613
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
615
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L
616
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 6.4L
617
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (OBD II)
618
Onboard Diagnostic System (OBD II) Cybersecurity
618
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
619
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
619
REPLACEMENT PARTS
620
DEALER SERVICE
620
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
621
Engine Oil
621
Checking Oil Level
621
Change Engine Oil
622
Engine Oil Selection
622
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol
622
Engine Oil Viscosity — 3.6L Engines (1500 Models Only)
623
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) — 5.7L Engine (1500/2500/3500 Models)
623
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) — 6.4L Engine
623
Synthetic Engine Oils
624
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
624
Engine Oil Filter
624
Engine Oil Filter Selection
624
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
624
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
625
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Inspection and Replacement
625
Accessory Drive Belt Inspection
627
Maintenance-Free Battery
628
Air Conditioner Maintenance
629
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R134a — If Equipped
630
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R1234yf — If Equipped
630
Cabin Filter Replacement (A/C Air Filter)
630
Front Driveshaft Lubrication — 2500/3500 (Four-Wheel Drive Models Only)
635
Body Lubrication
636
Windshield Wiper Blades
637
Wiper Blade Removal/Installation
637
Adding Washer Fluid
640
Exhaust System
640
Cooling System
642
Engine Coolant Checks
642
Cooling System — Drain Flush And Refill
643
Selection Of Coolant
643
Adding Coolant
643
Cooling System Pressure Cap
644
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
645
Checking Coolant Level — 3.6L and 5.7L Engines
645
Checking Coolant Level — 6.4L Engine
646
Points To Remember
647
Brake System
647
Brake Fluid Level Check
648
Rear Axle And 4x4 Front Driving Axle Fluid Level
649
Drain And Refill
649
Lubricant Selection
649
Transfer Case
650
Drain And Refill
650
Lubricant Selection
650
Fluid Level Check
650
Automatic Transmission
650
Selection Of Lubricant
650
Special Additives
651
Fluid Level Check — Eight-Speed Transmission
651
Fluid Level Check — Six-Speed Transmission
651
Fluid And Filter Changes — Eight-Speed Transmission
653
Fluid And Filter Changes — Six Speed Transmission
653
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
653
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
653
What Causes Corrosion?
654
Washing
654
Special Care
654
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
655
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If Equipped
656
Interior Care
657
Cleaning Headlights
657
Glass Surfaces
658
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
658
Seat Belt Maintenance
658
Tri-Fold Soft Tonneau Cover Care
659
Spray-On Bedliner – If Equipped
659
FUSES
660
Power Distribution Center
661
VEHICLE STORAGE
668
REPLACEMENT BULBS
668
BULB REPLACEMENT
669
Base Quad / Premium Bi-Halogen: Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, Front Park And Turn — If Equipped
669
Fog Lamps — If Equipped
671
Rear Tail/Stop, Turn Signal And Backup Lamps
671
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) With Cargo Lamp
672
Cab Top Clearance Lamps — If Equipped
674
Rear Lamp Bar ID Marker (Dual Rear Wheels) — If Equipped
675
Side Marker Lamps (Dual Rear Wheels) — If Equipped
676
FLUID CAPACITIES
676
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
678
Engine
678
Chassis
680
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
683
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
684
Maintenance Chart
685
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
689
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
690
Prepare For The Appointment
690
Prepare A List
690
Be Reasonable With Requests
690
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
690
FCA USA LLC Customer Center
691
FCA Canada Inc. Customer Center
691
In Mexico Contact
691
Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands
691
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
691
Service Contract
692
WARRANTY INFORMATION
693
MOPAR PARTS
693
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
693
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
693
In Canada
693
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
693
INDEX
695

FAQ about the 2017 RAM 1500 2500 3500 Manual

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The RAM 1500 2500 3500 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by RAM to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the RAM 1500 2500 3500. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a RAM 1500 2500 3500 2017 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that RAM 1500 2500 3500 owners can do
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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