2017 RAM Promaster City Owner's Manual

2017 RAM Promaster City owners manual
Year:
2017
Make:
RAM
Model:
Promaster City
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
4.09 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
Ignition Key Removal
13
Locking Doors With A Key
14
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
14
SENTRY KEY
15
Replacement Keys
15
General Information
16
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
16
Rearming Of The System
16
To Arm The System
16
To Disarm The System
16
Security System Manual Override
17
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
17
To Unlock The Doors
17
To Lock The Doors
18
Programming Additional Key Fobs
18
Key Fob Battery Replacement
18
General Information
19
DOOR LOCKS
19
Locking The Doors From The Outside
20
Unlock The Doors From The Outside
21
Unlocking The Rear Cargo Area From Inside The Vehicle
21
Sliding Side Doors
21
Child Lock System — If Equipped
22
Auto Unlock Doors
23
WINDOWS
23
Power Windows — If Equipped
23
Auto-Down Feature
24
Auto-Up Feature
24
Power Windows System Initialization
25
Wind Buffeting
25
SLIDING SIDE DOOR
26
Opening And Closing From Outside The Vehicle
26
Opening And Closing From The Inside
26
Child Lock System
27
Key Emergency Lock (KEL) Device
27
DOUBLE REAR SWING DOORS
27
Opening/Closing The First Swing Door From The Outside
28
Emergency Opening Of The First Swing Door From The Inside
28
Opening The Second Swing Door
28
OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
28
Occupant Restraint Systems Features
28
Important Safety Precautions
28
Seat Belt Systems
29
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
30
Lap/Shoulder Belts
31
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
33
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
35
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
35
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
37
Seat Belt Pretensioner
37
Energy Management Feature
37
Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
38
Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS)
40
Air Bag System Components
40
Air Bag Warning Light
41
Front Air Bags
42
Driver And Passenger Front Air Bag Features
43
Front Air Bag Operation
44
Knee Impact Bolsters
44
Supplemental Driver Knee Air Bag
45
Supplemental Side Air Bags
45
If A Deployment Occurs
48
Enhanced Accident Response System
49
Enhanced Accident Response System Reset Procedure
50
Maintaining Your Air Bag System
50
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
50
Child Restraints
51
Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
53
Infant And Child Restraints
54
Older Children And Child Restraints
54
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
55
Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
56
Lower Anchors And Tethers For CHildren (LATCH) Restraint System
57
LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
57
Locating LATCH Anchorages
59
Locating Tether Anchorages
60
Center Seat LATCH
60
To Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
61
How To Stow An Unused Switchable-ALR (ALR) Seat Belt
61
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt
62
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
63
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR):
65
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether Anchorage
66
Installing Child Restraints In Commercial Vehicles
68
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt
68
Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle
69
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR):
69
Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether Anchorage (Commercial Vehicle)
70
Transporting Pets
71
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
71
SAFETY TIPS
72
Transporting Passengers
72
Exhaust Gas
72
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
73
Seat Belts
73
Air Bag Warning Light
73
Defroster
74
Floor Mat Safety Information
74
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
75
Tires
75
Lights
75
Door Latches
75
Fluid Leaks
75
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
77
MIRRORS
80
Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped
80
Outside Mirrors
81
Manual Folding Door Mirrors
81
Manual Outside Mirror Adjustment — If Equipped
82
Power Outside Mirrors — If Equipped
82
Sun Visors
83
“Slide-On-Rod” Of Sun Visor
83
SEATS
83
Manual Seat Adjustments
84
Folding Rear Seat — If Equipped
86
Heated Seats — If Equipped
87
Head Restraints
88
Front Head Restraints
88
Rear Head Restraints
89
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
91
LIGHTS
93
Multifunction Lever
93
Headlights
93
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
93
High Beams
94
Flash-To-Pass
94
Parking Lights
94
Turn Signals
94
Lane Change Assist
94
Follow Me Home/Headlight Delay
94
Activation
94
Deactivation
94
Front Fog Lights — If Equipped
95
Map/Dome/Lights
95
Cargo Vehicle Interior Lamps
96
Passenger Vehicle Interior Lamps
97
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
98
Front Windshield Wiper Operation
98
Windshield Wiper Off
98
Intermittent Speed
98
Low Speed
98
High Speed
98
Manual High Speed/Mist
98
Front Windshield Washer Operation
99
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
99
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
100
SPEED CONTROL
100
To Activate
101
To Set A Desired Speed
101
To Deactivate
101
To Resume Speed
102
To Vary The Speed Setting
102
To Accelerate For Passing
103
Using Speed Control On Hills
103
PARKSENSE REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED
103
ParkSense Rear Park Assist Sensors
104
ParkSense Rear Park Assist Alerts
105
ParkSense Rear Park Assist Failure Indications
107
Cleaning The ParkSense Rear Park Assist System
107
ParkSense Rear Park Assist System Usage Precautions
107
PARKVIEW REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF EQUIPPED
109
POWER OUTLETS
110
CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER — IF EQUIPPED
112
CUPHOLDERS
113
STORAGE
113
Glove Compartment
113
Dash Storage
114
Overhead Console Storage
114
CARGO AREA FEATURES
115
Rear Cargo Tie-Downs
115
Rear Cargo Light
116
Cargo Compartment Light — If Equipped
117
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
117
Rear Window Defroster — If Equipped
117
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
118
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
121
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
123
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
124
Instrument Cluster
125
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY
126
Instrument Cluster Display Location And Controls
126
Instrument Cluster Display Menu Items
128
Speed Beep
128
Trip B Data
129
Set Time
129
Set Date
130
Autoclose
130
Setting The Units
131
Language
131
Buzzer Volume
132
Service
132
Exit Menu
132
Change Engine Oil Indicator System
132
Trip Computer
133
Trip Button
133
Trip Functions
133
Values Displayed
134
WARNING AND INDICATOR LIGHTS
135
Red Telltale Indicator Lights
136
Engine Oil Level Warning Light
136
Engine Temperature Warning Light
136
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light
137
Seat Belt Reminder Warning Light
138
Air Bag Warning Light
138
Oil Pressure Warning Light
139
Battery Charge Warning Light
139
Door Open Indicator Light
140
Transmission Temperature Warning Light
140
Transmission Fault Warning Light
141
Brake Warning Light
141
Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Indicator Light
143
Yellow Telltale Indicator Lights
143
Low Fuel Indicator Light
143
Generic Warning Indicator Light
144
Fuel Cutoff Indicator Light — If Equipped
144
Glow Plug Indicator Light — If Equipped
145
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Warning Light
145
Vehicle Security Indicator Light
148
Engine Check/Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
149
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Indicator Light — If Equipped
150
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator Light — If Equipped
151
Green Telltale Indicator Lights
151
Turn Signal Indicator Lights
151
Park/Headlight On Indicator Light
152
Front Fog Indicator Light — If Equipped
152
Cruise Control Engaged Indicator Light — If Equipped
152
Blue Telltale Indicator Lights
153
High Beam Indicator Light
153
CYBERSECURITY
153
UCONNECT SETTINGS
154
Buttons On The Faceplate
156
Buttons On The Touchscreen
156
Customer Programmable Features/Personal Settings
156
Display
157
Voice
158
Clock & Date
159
Safety/Assistance
160
Lights
161
Doors & Locks
161
Engine Off Options
162
Audio
162
Phone/Bluetooth
164
SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
164
Radio Setup — If Equipped
165
Restore Settings — If Equipped
166
Clear Personal Data
166
UCONNECT RADIOS
167
IPOD/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
167
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF EQUIPPED
168
Radio Operation
168
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
169
General Information
169
CLIMATE CONTROLS
169
Manual Climate Control Overview
169
Manual Climate Control Descriptions
170
Climate Control Functions
174
Operating Tips
175
Summer Operation
175
Winter Operation
175
Vacation/Storage
175
Window Fogging
175
Outside Air Intake
176
A/C Air Filter
176
Control Setting Suggestions For Various Weather Conditions
177
UCONNECT 5.0 VOICE RECOGNITION QUICK TIPS — IF EQUIPPED
178
Introducing Uconnect
178
Get Started
179
Radio
180
Basic Voice Commands
180
Media
181
Phone
182
Voice Text Reply
182
Additional Information
183
STARTING AND OPERATING
185
STARTING PROCEDURES
188
Automatic Transmission
188
Normal Starting
188
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or −29°C)
188
Extended Park Starting
189
If Engine Fails To Start
189
After Starting
189
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
190
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
190
Key Ignition Park Interlock
192
Brake Transmission Shift Interlock System
192
Nine-Speed Automatic Transmission
192
Gear Ranges
193
PARK (P)
193
REVERSE (R)
195
NEUTRAL (N)
195
DRIVE (D)
196
Transmission Limp Home Mode
197
Torque Converter Clutch
197
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation
198
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
198
Acceleration
198
Traction
199
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
199
Flowing/Rising Water
199
Shallow Standing Water
200
POWER STEERING
201
Power Steering Fluid Check
201
PARKING BRAKE
202
BRAKE SYSTEM
204
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
204
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
204
Brake Assist System (BAS)
205
Traction Control System (TCS)
206
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
206
HSA Activation Criteria
206
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
207
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And ESC OFF Indicator Light
208
ESC Operating Modes
209
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
210
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
211
Tire Markings
211
Tire Sizing Chart
212
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
214
Tire Terminology And Definitions
215
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
216
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
216
Tire And Loading Information Placard
217
Loading
218
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
221
Tire Pressure
221
Safety
221
Fuel Economy
222
Tread Wear
222
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
222
Tire Inflation Pressures
222
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
223
Radial Ply Tires
223
Tire Types
224
All Season Tires — If Equipped
224
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
224
Snow Tires
224
Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
225
Spare Tires — If Equipped
225
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel — If Equipped
225
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
226
Collapsible Spare Tire — If Equipped
226
Full Size Spare — If Equipped
227
Limited Use Spare — If Equipped
227
Tire Spinning
228
Tread Wear Indicators
228
Life Of Tire
229
Replacement Tires
229
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
230
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
231
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
231
Treadwear
232
Traction Grades
232
Temperature Grades
232
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
233
System Operation
235
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
235
Check TPMS Warnings
235
General Information
237
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
237
2.4L Engine
237
Reformulated Gasoline
238
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
238
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
238
CNG And LP Fuel System Modifications
239
MMT In Gasoline
239
Materials Added To Fuel
239
Fuel System Cautions
240
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
240
ADDING FUEL
241
VEHICLE LOADING
242
Vehicle Certification Label
242
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
242
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
243
Tire Size
243
Rim Size
243
Inflation Pressure
243
Curb Weight
243
Overloading
243
Loading
244
TRAILER TOWING
244
Common Towing Definitions
244
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
244
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
245
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
245
Tongue Weight (TW)
245
Frontal Area
245
Trailer Sway Control
245
Weight-Carrying Hitch
246
Weight-Distributing Hitch
246
Trailer Hitch Classification
246
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
247
Trailer And Tongue Weight
247
Towing Requirements
248
Towing Requirements — Tires
249
Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
250
Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights And Wiring
251
Towing Tips
253
Automatic Transmission
253
Electronic Range Select (ERS)
253
Speed Control — If Equipped
253
Cooling System
253
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
254
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
254
Recreational Towing — Automatic Transmission
254
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
255
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
256
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
256
WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
257
Torque Specifications
257
TIRE SERVICE KIT — IF EQUIPPED
259
Tire Service Kit Storage — If Equipped
259
Tire Service Kit Usage
259
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING — IF EQUIPPED
262
Jack Location
263
Removing The Spare Tire
263
Preparations For Jacking
267
Jacking Instructions
267
Vehicles With Alloy Wheels
273
Vehicles Equipped With Wheel Covers
275
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
276
Preparations For Jump-Start
276
Jump-Starting Procedure
277
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
279
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
280
GEAR SELECTOR OVERRIDE
281
IGNITION KEY REMOVAL OVERRIDE
283
ENHANCED ACCIDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM (EARS)
284
EVENT DATA RECORDER (EDR)
284
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
285
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L
287
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
288
Onboard Diagnostic System (OBD II) Cybersecurity
288
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
289
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
289
REPLACEMENT PARTS
290
DEALER SERVICE
290
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
291
Engine Oil
291
Checking Oil Level
291
Change Engine Oil
292
Engine Oil Selection
292
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol
292
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) — 2.4L Engine
293
Synthetic Engine Oils
293
Materials Added To Engine Oil
293
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
293
Engine Oil Filter
294
Engine Oil Filter Selection
294
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
294
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
294
Maintenance-Free Battery
294
Air Conditioner Maintenance
295
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R134a — If Equipped
296
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R1234yf — If Equipped
296
Body Lubrication
297
Windshield Wiper Blades
297
Wiper Service Position
297
Adding Washer Fluid
298
Exhaust System
298
Cooling System
300
Engine Coolant Checks
300
Cooling System — Drain, Flush And Refill
301
Selection Of Coolant
301
Adding Coolant
302
Cooling System Pressure Cap
303
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
303
Coolant Level
303
Points To Remember
304
Brake System
305
Brake Master Cylinder
305
Power Steering Fluid
306
Automatic Transmission
306
Selection Of Lubricant
306
Special Additives
307
Fluid Level Check
307
Fluid And Filter Changes
307
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
308
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
308
What Causes Corrosion?
308
Washing
308
Special Care
309
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
309
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If Equipped
311
Interior Care
311
Cleaning Headlights
312
Glass Surfaces
312
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
312
Seat Belt Maintenance
313
FUSES
313
Underhood Fuses
314
Interior Fuses
317
Central Unit Fuse Panel
320
VEHICLE STORAGE
321
REPLACEMENT BULBS
321
BULB REPLACEMENT
323
Exterior Bulbs
323
Headlamps
323
Front Turn Signal Lamps
323
Parking And Daytime Running Lights
323
Front/Rear Side Marker Lamps
324
Rear Tail, Stop, Backup And Turn Signal Lamps
324
Third Brake Light (Center Mount)
324
License Plate Lights
324
Interior Bulbs
325
Dome Lamp With Spot Lights
325
Rear Roof Lamp
326
FLUID CAPACITIES
328
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
329
Engine
329
Chassis
331
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
333
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
334
Maintenance Chart
335
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
339
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
340
Prepare For The Appointment
340
Prepare A List
340
Be Reasonable With Requests
340
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
340
FCA USA LLC Customer Center
341
FCA Canada Inc. Customer Center
341
In Mexico Contact
341
Puerto Rico And U.S. Virgin Islands
341
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
342
Service Contract
342
WARRANTY INFORMATION
343
MOPAR PARTS
343
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
343
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
343
In Canada
344
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
344
INDEX
345

FAQ about the 2017 RAM Promaster City Manual

What contains the 2017 Promaster City manual?

The RAM Promaster City owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by RAM to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the RAM Promaster City. 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 City 2017 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Maintenance for your RAM Promaster City, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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