2017 RAM Chassis Cab Owner's Manual

2017 RAM Chassis Cab owners manual
Year:
2017
Make:
RAM
Model:
Chassis Cab
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
5.67 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
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) And Key Fob — If Equipped
13
Keyless Push Button Ignition And Key Fob — If Equipped
14
Emergency Key Removal
16
Removing Key Fob From The (WIN) Ignition
17
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
19
Replacement Key Fobs
21
Customer Key Fob Programming
21
Rearming Of The System
22
To Arm The System
22
To Disarm The System
23
Security System Manual Override
23
Remote Unlock The Doors
25
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First
26
Flash Lamps With Remote Key Lock
26
To Lock The Doors
26
Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
27
Using The Panic Alarm
27
Programming Additional Key Fobs
27
Key Fob Battery Replacement
28
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
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
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
Occupant Restraint Systems Features
43
Important Safety Precautions
43
Seat Belt Systems
44
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
44
Lap/Shoulder Belts
46
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
48
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
49
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 — If Equipped
54
Energy Management Feature — If Equipped
54
Switchable Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) — If Equipped
55
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS)
57
Air Bag System Components
57
Air Bag Warning Light
57
Front Air Bags
58
Driver And Passenger Front Air Bag Features
59
Front Air Bag Operation
60
Knee Impact Bolsters
61
Supplemental Side Air Bags — If Equipped
61
Air Bag System Components
65
If A Deployment Occurs
65
Enhanced Accident Response System
66
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
78
Locating The Upper Tether Anchorages
78
Center Seat LATCH
79
To Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
80
How To Stow An Unused Switchable-ALR (ALR) Seat Belt
80
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt
81
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
82
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR):
83
Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped:
84
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether Anchorage
86
Transporting Passengers
93
Exhaust Gas
93
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
94
Seat Belts
94
Air Bag Warning Light
94
Defroster
95
Floor Mat Safety Information
95
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
96
Tires
96
Lights
96
Door Latches
96
Fluid Leaks
96
Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped
101
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
101
Automatic Dimming Mirror With Rear View Camera Display — If Equipped
106
Outside Mirrors
107
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
108
Power Mirrors — If Equipped
108
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
109
Illuminated Vanity Mirror — If Equipped
110
“Slide-On-Rod” Features Of Sun Visor — If Equipped
110
Driver's Power Seat — If Equipped
112
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
112
Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down
113
Reclining The Seatback
113
Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
113
Passenger’s Power Seat — If Equipped
113
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
113
Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down
114
Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
114
Power Lumbar — If Equipped
114
Heated Seats — If Equipped
115
Front Heated Seats
115
Rear Heated Seats
115
Ventilated Seats — If Equipped
116
Manual Seat Adjuster — If Equipped
117
Reclining Rear Seats — If Equipped
118
40-20-40 Front Bench Seat — If Equipped
118
Head Restraints
118
Front Head Restraints
119
Programming The Memory Feature
122
Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry Key Fob To Memory
122
Memory Position Recall
123
Easy Entry/Exit Seat
124
Headlights
127
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
127
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With Automatic Headlights Only)
127
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If Equipped
128
Headlight Delay
128
Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control — If Equipped
128
To Activate
129
To Deactivate
129
Parking Lights And Panel Lights
130
Fog Lights — If Equipped
130
Lights-On Reminder
130
Battery Saver
130
Interior Lights
131
Courtesy/Reading Lights
132
Ambient Light
133
Cargo Light
133
Multifunction Lever
134
Turn Signals
134
Lane Change Assist
134
Flash-To-Pass
134
Windshield Wipers
135
Windshield Wiper Operation
135
Intermittent Wiper System
136
Windshield Washers
136
Mist Feature
136
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
137
TILT STEERING COLUMN
138
DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
139
To Activate
142
To Set A Desired Speed
142
To Deactivate
142
To Resume Speed
142
To Vary The Speed Setting
143
To Accelerate For Passing
144
ParkSense Sensors
145
ParkSense Warning Display
145
ParkSense Display
145
Enabling And Disabling ParkSense
149
Service The ParkSense Rear Park Assist System
149
Cleaning The ParkSense System
150
ParkSense Sensors
152
ParkSense Warning Display
153
ParkSense Display
153
Enabling And Disabling Front And/Or Rear ParkSense
155
Service The ParkSense Park Assist System
156
Cleaning The ParkSense System
157
ParkSense System Usage Precautions
157
Before You Begin Programming HomeLink
164
Programming A Rolling Code
164
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button (Rolling Code)
166
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
166
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button (Non-Rolling Code)
167
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
167
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button (Canadian/Gate Operator)
168
Using HomeLink
168
Security
168
Troubleshooting Tips
168
General Information
169
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
170
AUXILIARY SWITCHES — IF EQUIPPED
174
CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER — IF EQUIPPED
175
Front Seat Cupholders (40–20–40 Seats)
176
Front Instrument Panel Cupholders — Floor Storage Bin
176
Glove Compartment
178
Door Storage
179
Front Door Storage — If Equipped
179
Rear Door Storage — If Equipped
180
Center Storage Compartment — If Equipped
180
Seatback Storage
182
Storage (Regular Cab)
183
Storage and Seats (Crew Cab/Quad Cab)
183
Rear Window Defroster
184
Power Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped
185
Manual Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped
185
FOLD FLAT LOAD FLOOR — IF EQUIPPED
185
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
191
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
193
Red Telltale Indicator Lights
199
Seat Belt Reminder Warning Light
199
Air Bag Warning Light
199
Brake Warning Light
200
Vehicle Security Warning Light — If Equipped
201
Engine Temperature Warning Light
202
Battery Charge Warning Light
202
Oil Pressure Warning Light
203
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
203
Electric Power Steering Fail Warning Light — If Equipped
204
Trailer Brake Disconnected Warning Light
204
Oil Temperature Warning Light
204
Door Open Warning Light
205
Yellow Telltale Indicator Lights
206
Engine Check/Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
206
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Indicator Light — If Equipped
208
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator Light — If Equipped
209
Low Washer Fluid Indicator Light — If Equipped
209
Tire Pressure Monitoring Indicator Light
210
Low Fuel Indicator Light
212
Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Indicator Light
212
Transmission Temperature Indicator Light
213
Rear Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
214
Low Coolant Level Indicator Light
214
TOW/HAUL Indicator Light
214
Cargo Light — If Equipped
215
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Indicator Light — If Equipped
215
Service 4WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
215
4 Low Indicator Light — If Equipped
216
4WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
216
2WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
217
Green Telltale Indicator Lights
217
Park/Headlight On Indicator Light
217
Front Fog Indicator Light — If Equipped
217
Turn Signal Indicator Lights
218
Cruise Control Set Indicator Light — If Equipped
218
Blue Telltale Indicator Lights
219
High Beam Indicator Light
219
White Telltale Indicator Lights
219
Cruise Control Ready Indicator Light
219
Instrument Cluster Display Controls
220
Instrument Cluster Display Screens
223
Oil Life Reset
225
Instrument Cluster Display Selectable Menu Items
226
Speedometer
226
Vehicle Info
226
Fuel Economy
227
Trip A/Trip B
227
Trailer Tow
227
Audio
228
Stored Messages
228
Screen Setup Menu Item
228
Vehicle Settings Menu Item
228
Turn Menu OFF — If Equipped
232
Instrument Cluster Display Messages
232
Battery Saver On/Battery Saver Mode Message — Electrical Load Reduction Actions — If Equipped
234
Buttons On The Faceplate
239
Buttons On The Touchscreen
239
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect 5.0 Personal Settings
239
Display
240
Units
241
Voice
242
Clock & Date
242
Safety/Assistance
243
Lights
245
Doors & Locks
246
Auto Comfort Systems — If Equipped
248
Engine Off Options
249
Trailer Brake
249
Audio
250
Compass Settings — If Equipped
252
Phone/Bluetooth
253
SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
254
Restore Settings
255
Clear Personal Data
255
System Information
256
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect 8.4/8.4 NAV Personal Settings
257
Display
258
Units
260
Voice
261
Clock
261
Safety & Driving Assistance
262
Lights
264
Doors & Locks
265
Auto Comfort Systems — If Equipped
268
Engine Off Options
269
Trailer Brake
269
Audio
270
Phone/Bluetooth
271
SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
272
Restore Settings
273
Clear Personal Data
274
System Information
274
UCONNECT RADIOS — IF EQUIPPED
275
Radio Operation
276
CD Player — If Equipped
276
Manual Climate Controls Without A Touchscreen — If Equipped
279
Manual Climate Control Descriptions
280
Climate Controls With a Touchscreen
284
Control Descriptions
287
Climate Control Functions
291
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
292
Automatic Operation
292
Manual Operation Override
292
Operating Tips
293
Summer Operation
293
Winter Operation
293
Vacation/Storage
293
Window Fogging
293
Outside Air Intake
293
Cabin Air Filter
293
Operating Tips Chart
294
Introducing Uconnect
296
Get Started
297
Basic Voice Commands
298
Radio
300
Media
302
Phone
304
Voice Text Reply
306
Climate (8.4/8.4 NAV)
307
Navigation (8.4 /8.4 NAV)
307
Uconnect Access (8.4/8.4 NAV)
308
Vehicle Health Alert
309
Register (8.4/8.4 NAV)
309
Mobile App (8.4/8.4 NAV)
310
Voice Texting (8.4/8.4 NAV)
310
Yelp (8.4/8.4 NAV)
312
SiriusXM Travel Link (8.4/8.4 NAV)
313
Siri Eyes Free — If Equipped
313
Getting Started
314
Do Not Disturb
316
General Information
316
Additional Information
317
Normal Starting
323
Automatic Transmission
323
Tip Start Feature
324
Keyless Enter-N-Go — Ignition
324
Normal Starting
324
To Turn On The Engine Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button
324
To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE START/STOP Button
324
Idle Shutdown — 6.4L Engine Only
325
ENGINE START/STOP Button Functions — With Driver’s Foot OFF The Brake Pedal (In PARK Or NEUTRAL Position)
325
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F or −29°C)
325
If Engine Fails To Start
325
After Starting
326
Key Ignition Park Interlock
328
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
329
Six–Speed Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
329
Gear Ranges
329
Transmission Limp Home Mode
334
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation
334
Overdrive Operation
335
When To Use TOW/HAUL Mode
336
Stationary Mode
338
Manually Shifted Transfer Case — If Equipped
340
Two-Wheel Drive High Range (2H)
342
Four-Wheel Drive High Range (4H)
342
Neutral (N)
342
Four-Wheel Drive Low Range (4L)
342
Shifting Procedure — Manually Shifted Transfer Case
343
Transfer Case Position Indicator Light
343
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Four-Position Switch) — If Equipped
344
Shifting Procedure
347
Acceleration
349
Flowing/Rising Water
350
Power Steering Fluid Check
352
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
355
Brake System Warning Light
355
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
355
Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light
356
Brake Assist System (BAS)
357
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
357
Towing With HSA
358
Disabling And Enabling HSA
359
Traction Control System (TCS)
360
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
360
ESC Operating Modes
361
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light and ESC OFF Indicator Light
363
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
364
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) — If Equipped
364
Tire Markings
367
Tire Sizing Chart
369
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
371
Tire Terminology And Definitions
372
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
373
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
373
Tire And Loading Information Placard
374
Tire Pressure
378
Safety
378
Fuel Economy
378
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
379
Tire Inflation Pressures
379
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
380
Tire Maintenance And Replacement
380
Radial Ply Tires
380
Tire Types
381
All Season Tires — If Equipped
381
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
381
Snow Tires
381
Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
382
Spare Tires — If Equipped
382
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel — If Equipped
382
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
383
Full Size Spare — If Equipped
383
Limited Use Spare — If Equipped
384
Tire Spinning
384
Tread Wear Indicators
385
Life Of Tire
385
Replacement Tires
386
Treadwear
391
Traction Grades
391
Base System — If Equipped
394
Premium System
395
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
395
Service TPMS Warning
396
Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS) Chassis Cab — If Equipped
397
6.4L Engine
399
Reformulated Gasoline
399
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
399
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
400
CNG And LP Fuel System Modifications
400
MMT In Gasoline
400
Materials Added To Fuel
401
Fuel System Cautions
401
Certification Label
403
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
404
Payload
404
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
404
Tire Size
404
Rim Size
404
Inflation Pressure
404
Curb Weight
404
Common Towing Definitions
406
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
406
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
406
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
406
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
406
Tongue Weight (TW)
407
Frontal Area
407
Trailer Sway Control
407
Weight-Carrying Hitch
407
Weight-Distributing Hitch
407
Fifth-Wheel Hitch
409
Gooseneck Hitch
409
Trailer Hitch Classification
410
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
410
Trailer And Tongue Weight
410
Towing Requirements
411
Towing Requirements — Tires
412
Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
412
Integrated Trailer Brake Module — If Equipped
413
Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights And Wiring
416
Towing Tips
417
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
417
Tow/Haul Mode
417
Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped
417
Before Plowing
418
Snowplow Prep Package Model Availability
419
Over The Road Operation With Snowplow Attached
419
Operating Tips
420
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
421
Recreational Towing — Two-Wheel Drive Models
422
Recreational Towing — Four-Wheel Drive Models
422
Shifting Into NEUTRAL (N)
423
Shifting Out Of NEUTRAL (N)
425
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
427
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
428
4500/5500 Models
432
Preparations For Jacking
432
Jacking Instructions
432
Instructions
432
Hub Caps/Wheel Covers — If Equipped
436
Dual Rear Wheels
436
Wheel Nuts
437
To Stow The Flat Or Spare — If Equipped
437
Preparations For Jump-Start
438
Jump-Starting Procedure
439
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
441
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
442
Two-Wheel Drive Models
445
Four-Wheel Drive Models
446
ENHANCED ACCIDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM (EARS)
446
EVENT DATA RECORDER (EDR)
446
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
447
Onboard Diagnostic System (OBD II) Cybersecurity
450
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
451
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
451
REPLACEMENT PARTS
452
Engine Oil
453
Checking Oil Level
453
Change Engine Oil
454
Engine Oil Selection — 6.4L Engine
454
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol
454
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) — 6.4L Engine
455
Synthetic Engine Oils
455
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
455
Engine Oil Filter
455
Engine Oil Filter Selection
455
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
456
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
456
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Inspection and Replacement
456
Accessory Drive Belt Inspection
458
Maintenance-Free Battery
460
Air Conditioner Maintenance
461
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R134a — If Equipped
461
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R1234yf — If Equipped
462
Cabin Filter Replacement (A/C Air Filter)
462
Front Prop Shaft Lubrication — Four-Wheel Drive Models
467
Body Lubrication
468
Windshield Wiper Blades
468
Wiper Blade Removal/Installation
469
Adding Washer Fluid
471
Exhaust System
472
Cooling System
473
Engine Coolant Checks
473
Cooling System — Drain Flush And Refill
474
Selection Of Coolant
474
Adding Coolant
474
Cooling System Pressure Cap
475
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
476
Checking Coolant Level — 6.4L Engine
476
Points To Remember
476
Brake System
477
Brake Fluid Level Check
477
Rear Axle And 4x4 Front Driving Axle Fluid Level
478
Drain And Refill
479
Lubricant Selection
479
Transfer Case
479
Drain And Refill
479
Lubricant Selection
479
Fluid Level Check
480
Automatic Transmission — If Equipped
480
Selection Of Lubricant
480
Special Additives
480
Fluid Level Check
481
Fluid Level Check — Procedure
481
Fluid And Filter Changes — Six Speed Transmission
482
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
482
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
482
What Causes Corrosion?
483
Washing
483
Special Care
483
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
484
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If Equipped
485
Interior Care
486
Cleaning Headlights
486
Glass Surfaces
487
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
487
Power Distribution Center
489
VEHICLE STORAGE
495
Base Quad / Premium Bi-Halogen: Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, Front Park And Turn — If Equipped
497
Fog Lamps — If Equipped
498
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) With Cargo Lamp
499
Cab Top Clearance Lamps — If Equipped
500
Engine
503
Chassis
505
Maintenance Chart
509
Prepare For The Appointment
514
Prepare A List
514
FCA USA LLC Customer Center
515
FCA Canada Inc. Customer Center
515
In Mexico Contact
515
Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands
515
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
516
Service Contract
516
WARRANTY INFORMATION
517
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
517
In Canada
518
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
518
INDEX
519

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  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
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  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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