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  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 1
    OWNER'S MANUAL 2009 CHA RG ER
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 2
    ... of features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual may also include a description of features and equipment ... and equipment described in this manual that are not on this vehicle. Chrysler LLC reserves the right to make changes in design and specifications, ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 3
    SECTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE INTRODUCTION ...3 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE ...9 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ...81 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ...165 STARTING AND OPERATING ...265 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES ...355 MAINTAINING YOUR ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 4
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 5
    INTRODUCTION CONTENTS Ⅵ Introduction ...4 Ⅵ How To Use This Manual ...4 Ⅵ Warnings And Cautions ...6 Ⅵ Vehicle Identification Number ...6 Ⅵ Vehicle Modifications/Alterations ...7 1
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 6
    4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION This Owner's Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you... are urged to read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help assure safe and enjoyable operation of...
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    INTRODUCTION 5 1
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    6 INTRODUCTION WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS This Owner's Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in an ... in damage to your vehicle. If you do not read this entire manual, you may miss important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER The...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 9
    INTRODUCTION 7 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS WARNING! Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or death. 1
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 10
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 11
    ... ...16 ▫ Customer Key Programming ...17 ▫ General Information ...18 Ⅵ Vehicle Security Alarm - If Equipped ...18 ▫ Rearming Of The System ...18 ▫ To Arm The ...) ...20 ▫ To Unlock The Doors ...20 ▫ To Lock The Doors ...23 ▫ To Unlatch The Trunk ...24 ▫ Using The Panic Alarm ...24 2
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 12
    ... STARTING YOUR VEHICLE ▫ Programming Additional Transmitters ...24 ▫ Transmitter Battery Service ...25 ▫ General Information ...26 Ⅵ Remote Starting System - If Equipped ... ▫ How To Use Remote Start ...27 Ⅵ Door Locks ...29 ▫ Manual Door Locks ...29 ▫ Power Door Locks ...30 ▫ Child ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 13
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 11 ▫ Child Restraints ...67 Ⅵ Engine Break-In Recommendations ...77 Ⅵ Safety Tips ...78 ▫ Transporting Passengers ...78 ▫ Exhaust Gas ...78 ▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle ...79 ▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 14
    ...that is spring-loaded. The detent positions are LOCK, ACC, and ON. The START position is a spring-loaded momentary contact position. When released from the START position, the switch automatically returns to the ON position. Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) 1 2 3 4 - LOCK - ACC (ACCESSORY) - ON - START
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 15
    ... your thumb and then pull the key out of the Fob with your other hand. 2 Valet Key Removal NOTE: You can insert the double-sided valet key into the lock cylinders with either side up. Ignition Key Removal Place the shift lever in PARK. Turn the key to the LOCK position and then remove the key.
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 16
    ... not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the power window switches, radio,... is programmable. Refer to "Delay Power Off to Accessories Until Exit," under "Personal Settings... Features)," under "Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) - If Equipped" in Section 4. WARNING...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 17
    ... engine. After turning the ignition switch to the ON position, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three seconds for a bulb check. If the light ...on after the bulb check, it indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. In addition, if the light begins to flash after the bulb check,...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 18
    ... on the same key chain will not cause a fault unless the additional part is physically held against the RKE transmitter being used to ... is one that has never been programmed. NOTE: When having the Sentry Key௡ Immobilizer system serviced, bring all vehicle RKE transmitters with you to an authorized ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 19
    ... 10 seconds, a chime will sound and the Vehicle Security Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the... 60 seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime will sound and the Vehicle Security Light will stop flashing, turn on again for three seconds, and then turn ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 20
    ... Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster will flash. Rearming of the System If something triggers the alarm, ... Vehicle Security Alarm will arm itself in about 16 seconds. During that time, the Vehicle Security Light will flash. If it does not illuminate, the Vehicle Security Alarm is not ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 21
    ... Alarm is armed and the battery becomes disconnected the Vehicle Security Alarm will remain armed when the battery is reconnected. The exterior lights will flash, the horn will sound, and the ignition will not start the vehicle. If this ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 22
    ... release the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter once to unlock the driver's door, or twice within five seconds to unlock all doors. The turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on.
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 23
    ... system to unlock either the driver's door or all doors on the first press of the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the current setting, proceed as follows: • For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to "...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 24
    ... Flash Lights with Remote Key Lock This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE ... on or turned off. To change the current setting, proceed as follows: • For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to "Flash Lights with Remote Key Lock," ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 25
    ... To Lock the Doors Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock all doors. The turn signal lights will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal. Sound Horn with Remote Key Lock This feature will cause the horn to ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 26
    ... the headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will turn on. The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless you turn... speed of 15 mph (24 km/h) or greater. NOTE: • The interior lights will turn off if you turn the ignition...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 27
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 25 Transmitter Battery Service The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032 battery. NOTE: • Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back housing or the printed circuit board. 1. Battery access is through a door located on the rear of ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 28
    ... place. General Information This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and RSS... that may cause undesired operation. NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party... ft (100 m). NOTE: The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic transmission to be equipped with Remote Start...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 29
    ... • Trunk closed • Hazard switch off • Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed) • ... RKE transmitter twice, within five seconds. The parking lights will flash and the horn will chirp twice (if...a 15-minute cycle. NOTE: • The park lamps will turn on and remain on during Remote Start mode....
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 30
    ... the key into the ignition switch and turn the switch to the ON position. NOTE: • The ignition switch ... with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the message "Insert Key/ Turn To Run" will flash ... insert the key. Once inserted, the message "Turn To Run" will flash in the EVIC until you ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 31
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 29 DOOR LOCKS Manual Door Locks To lock each door, push the door lock plunger on each door trim panel downward. To unlock each door, pull the door lock plunger on each door trim panel upward. If the door lock plunger is down when you shut the door, the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 32
    ... Door Locks The doors will lock automatically on vehicles with power door locks if all of the following conditions are met: 1. The Automatic Door Locks feature is enabled. 2. The transmission is in gear. 3. All doors are closed. Power Door Lock Switch 4. The throttle is ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 33
    ... "Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)" in the "Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) - If Equipped," in Section 4 of this manual. • For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the following procedure: 1. Close all doors and place the key in ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 34
    ... "Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)" in the "Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) - If Equipped," in Section 4 of this manual. • For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the following procedure: 1. Close all doors and place the key in ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 35
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 33 Child Protection Door Lock To provide a safer environment for small children riding in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with a Child Protection Door Lock system. To Engage the Child Protection Door Lock System 1. Open the rear door. 2. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 36
    34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision. Remember that the rear doors can only be opened from the outside when the child protection locks are engaged. Failure to follow this warning may result in serious injury or death. NOTE: • ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 37
    ... test the door from the inside to make certain it is in the desired position. WINDOWS Power Windows The window controls on the driver's door control all the door windows. 2 Power Window Switches There are single window controls on each passenger door trim panel, which operate the passenger door ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 38
    ... door will cancel this feature. The time is programmable. Refer to "Delay Power Off to Accessories Until Exit," under "Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)" in the "Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)," in Section 4 of this manual.
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 39
    ...go up automatically. To stop the window from going all the way up during the AUTO-up ... Features)" in the "Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)," in Section 4 of this manual. NOTE: • If the window... this happens, pull the switch lightly to the first detent and hold to close the window manually...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 40
    38 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! There is no anti-pinch protection when the window is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the window before closing. Window Lockout Switch The window lockout switch on the driver's door trim panel allows you to disable the window ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 41
    ... lid can be released from inside the vehicle by pressing the TRUNK RELEASE button located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel. NOTE: The transmission must be in PARK before the switch will operate. 2 Trunk Release Button
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 42
    40 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE The trunk lid can be released from outside the vehicle by pressing the TRUNK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter twice within five seconds. With the ignition switch in the ON position, the Trunk Open symbol will display in the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 43
    ...the most important safety features in your vehicle are the restraint systems. These include the front and rear seat belts for the driver and all passengers, the front airbags for both the driver and front passenger, the optional supplemental side curtain airbags for the driver and passengers seated ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 44
    ... inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should be belted at all times. Lap/Shoulder Belts All seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with lap/shoulder belts. The belt webbing ... stops or impacts. This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 45
    ... designed to go around the large bones of your body. These are the strongest parts of your body and can take the forces of a collision ... internal injuries, or you could even slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 46
    44 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and adjust the front seat. 2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of your seat. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate up the...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 47
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 45 3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a "click." WARNING! • A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride too high on your body, ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 48
    46 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! (Continued) • A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect you from injury during a collision. You are more likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt are meant to be used ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 49
    ... belt could rip apart in a collision and leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 50
    ... the anchorage, then move it up or down to the position that fits you best. As a guide, if you are shorter than average you will prefer a lower ... make sure that it is locked in position. In the rear seat, move toward the center of the seat to position the belt away from your neck. Lap/Shoulder Belt ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 51
    ...Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert௡) will alert the driver to buckle their seat belt. The driver should also instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat belts. ... continue to chime and flash the Seat Belt Reminder Light for 96 seconds or until the driver's seat belt is buckled...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 52
    ..., but do not start the engine. Wait for the Seat Belt Reminder Light to turn off and then proceed to the next step. ...at least three times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt buckled. NOTE: Watch for the Seat Belt Reminder Light to turn on while unbuckling the seat belt and turn off while re...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 53
    ... NOTE: Although BeltAlert௡ has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate as long as the driver's seat belt is unbuckled. Automatic ... to keep the baby safe. Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 54
    ... front airbags for both the driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint systems. The driver's airbag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The passenger's front airbag is mounted in the instrument panel, above the glove ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 55
    ... design. This may allow the airbag to have different rates of inflation that are based on collision severity. 2 WARNING! • Do not put anything on or ...any way. • Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster such as alarm lights, stereos, citizens band radios etc. Front Airbag Components 1 -...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 56
    54 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE This vehicle may also be equipped with supplemental side curtain airbags to protect the driver and passengers sitting next to a window and/or supplemental front seat-mounted side airbags. If the vehicle is equipped with supplemental side curtain ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 57
    ... into the outboard side of the seat. WARNING! • If your vehicle is equipped with supplemental front seat-mounted side airbags, do not use accessory seat covers or place objects between you and the seat airbags; the performance could be adversely affected and/or objects could be pushed into you, ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 58
    ... vehicle is equipped with supplemental side curtain airbags, do not have any accessory items installed which will alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to your vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation on ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 59
    ... restraint. (Refer to information on Child Restraints in this section.) 5. You should read the instructions provided with your child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly. 6. All occupants should use their seat belts properly. 7. The driver and ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 60
    ... consists of the following: • Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) • Side Remote Acceleration Sensors (if equipped) • Airbag Warning Light • Driver Airbag • Front Passenger Airbag • Supplemental Side Curtain Airbags above Side Windows (...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 61
    ... 59 • Seat Belt Reminder Light • Knee Impact Bolsters • Front Acceleration Sensors • Driver and Front Passenger Seat..., the Airbag Warning Light will turn off. If the ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it turns on the Airbag Warning Light either momentarily or continuously. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 62
    ... mean you won't have the airbags to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come on, stays on after you start the vehicle, ...generated to inflate the front airbags. Different airbag inflation rates may be possible based on collision severity. The steering wheel hub trim cover, and the upper ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 63
    ..., or to the seat cover in any way. • Do not use prior or future model year seat covers not designated for the specific model being repaired. Always use the correct seat cover specified for the vehicle. • Do not replace the seat cover with an ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 64
    ... BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • Do not add a secondary seat cover other than ... component or fastener be modified or replaced with any part except those which are approved by Chrysler LLC... heal quickly. WARNING! Unapproved modifications or service procedures to the front seat assembly, its related ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 65
    ... As the airbags deflate, you may see some smoke-like particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the process ... • Cuts off fuel to the engine. • Flashes hazard lights. • Turns on the interior lights, which remain on as long as the battery has power or until the ignition key is removed. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 66
    ...VEHICLE • Unlocks the doors automatically. NOTE: The interior lights can only be deactivated if the key ... bolster. • It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the airbag system yourself. Be sure to tell... any kind of badges or stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the upper passenger...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 67
    ...STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 65 Airbag Warning Light You will want to have the airbags ready ...occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system promptly: • The Airbag Warning Light does not... to eight seconds when the ignition switch is first turned ON. • The light remains on or flickers after the six...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 68
    ... warrant. 4. Otherwise required by law. Data parameters that may be recorded: • Diagnostic trouble code(s) and warning light status for electronically-controlled safety systems, including the airbag system • Airbag disable light status (if ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 69
    ...applicable) • Impact acceleration and angle • Seat belt status • Brake status (service and parking brakes) • ...speed) • Engine control status (including engine speed) • Transmission gear selection • Cruise control status • Traction/stability control status • Tire Pressure Monitoring ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 70
    ...and types of restraints for children from newborn size to the child almost large enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child seat Owner's Manual to ensure you have the correct seat for your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your child. Infants and Child Restraints • Safety ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 71
    ... seat. WARNING! Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used in the front seat of a vehicle with the front passenger airbag unless the airbag is turned off. An airbag deployment could cause severe injury or death to infants in this position. Older Children and Child Restraints Children who weigh ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 72
    .... A child's squirming or slouching can move the belt out of position. • If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind their back. NOTE: For additional information, refer www....
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 73
    ... any restraint system, make sure that it has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety Standards. We also recommend that you make ... on the restraint for weight and height limits. • Carefully follow the instructions that come with the restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 74
    ... older child restraints, many child restraint manufacturers offer add-on tether strap kits or retrofit kits. You are urged to take advantage of all the available ... LATCHcompatible child seats so that two seats share a common lower anchorage. If installing child seats in ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 75
    ... BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 73 Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that are provided with the child restraint system. The rear seat lower ... restraint rearward and downward into the seat, removing slack in the straps according to the child restraint manufacturer's instructions. 2
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 76
    ... using the LATCH attaching system to install a child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts not being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out... stow the seat belt out of the reach of an inquisitive child. Remind all children in the vehicle that the seat belts are not toys and should not ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 77
    ...by first attaching the child seat, then pulling all of the webbing out of the retractor, then allowing the... retractor. In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the lap/shoulder belt on the child ... more. Disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn the buckle around, and insert the latch ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 78
    ...the tether strap hook (A) of the child restraint to the anchor (B) and remove slack in the tether strap according to the child restraint manufacturer's instructions. NOTE: Ensure that the tether strap does not slip into the opening between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the strap. WARNING! An...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 79
    ... be thrown about and possibly injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in a collision. Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet .... The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil changes should be consistent with ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 80
    78 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE SAFETY TIPS Transporting Passengers NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO AREA. Exhaust Gas WARNING! Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious and ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 81
    ... or retractor condition, replace the belt. Airbag Warning Light The light should come on and remain on for ... a bulb check when the ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is not lit during starting, see your authorized dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes on while driving, have ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 82
    ... for cuts and cracks. Check the wheel nuts for tightness. Check the tires (including spare) for proper pressure. Lights Have someone observe the operation of exterior lights while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument panel. Door Latches ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 83
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS Ⅵ Mirrors ...85 ▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror ...85 ▫ Automatic Dimming Inside Mirror - If Equipped ...86 ▫ Outside Mirrors ...86 ▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature - If Equipped ...87 ▫ Driver Side Outside Mirror Auto Dimmer - If Equipped ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 84
    ...128 Ⅵ To Open And Close The Hood ...129 Ⅵ Lights ...131 ▫ Headlight Switch ...131 ▫ Automatic ...Only) ...132 ▫ Headlight Time Delay ...132 ▫ Daytime Running Lights - If Equipped ...133 ...Lights-On Reminder ...133 ▫ Fog Lights - If Equipped ...133 ▫ Multifunction Lever ...134 ▫ Overhead...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 85
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 83 ▫ Interior Lights ...135 Ⅵ Windshield Wipers And Washers ...137 ▫ Intermittent Wiper ...To Accelerate For Passing ...143 Ⅵ Overhead Console ...145 ▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights ...145 ▫ Sunglasses Storage ...145 Ⅵ Garage Door Opener - If Equipped...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 86
    84 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ▫ Troubleshooting Tips ...151 ▫ General Information ...152 Ⅵ Power Sunroof - If Equipped ...152 ▫ Opening Sunroof - Express ...153 ▫ Closing Sunroof - Express ...153 ▫ Pinch Protect Feature ...153 ▫ Pinch Protect Override ...154 ▫ ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 87
    ... OF YOUR VEHICLE 85 MIRRORS Inside Day/Night Mirror A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and vertical mirror adjustment. Adjust the mirror to center on the view through the rear window. Headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small control under the mirror to the night position (...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 88
    ...automatically adjusts for headlight glare from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light next to the button will illuminate to indicate when the dimming feature is activated. CAUTION!...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 89
    ... convex mirror. Outside Mirrors Folding Feature - If Equipped Some models have outside mirrors that are hinged. The hinge allows the mirror ... adjusts for headlight glare from vehicles behind you. You can turn this feature on or off by pressing the button at the base of the inside rearview mirror. 3
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 90
    ...heated to melt frost or ice. This feature is activated whenever you turn on the rear window defroster. Refer to "Rear Window Features" in...visor. To use the mirror, rotate the sun visor downward and swing the mirror cover upward. The light turns on automatically. Closing the mirror cover turns off the...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 91
    .... See the uconnect௡ website for supported phones. For uconnect௡ customer support, visit the following websites: • www.chrysler.com/uconnect • www.dodge.com/uconnect 3 Illuminated Vanity Mirror uconnectா phone - IF EQUIPPED NOTE: The ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 92
    ... cellular phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as long as your phone is turned on and has been paired to the vehicle's uconnect௡ phone. The uconnect௡ ... with any Hands-Free Profile certified Bluetooth௡ cellular phone. See the uconnect௡ website for supported phones. If your cellular
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 93
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 91 phone supports a different profile (e.g., Headset Profile) you ... uconnect௡ phone features. Refer to your cellular service provider or the phone manufacturer for details. The uconnect௡... is given. You can also break the commands into parts and say each ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 94
    ... complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your cellular phone Owner's Manual. The uconnect௡ website may also provide detailed instructions for pairing. The following are general phone to uconnect௡ phone pairing instructions: • Press the...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 95
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 93 • When prompted, after the beep, say ЉPair a PhoneЉ and follow the audible prompts. • You will be asked to say a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN), which you will later need to enter into your cellular phone. You can enter any four-...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 96
    ... phonebook or downloaded phonebook. To learn how to store a name in the phonebook, refer to ЉAdd Names to Your uconnect௡ Phonebook,Љ in the phonebook. • The uconnect&#-5330;. phone number, which may appear in the display of certain radios. Add Names to Your uconnect௡ Phonebook NOTE: Adding names to...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 97
    ...only in that language. In addition, if equipped and supported by your phone, uconnect௡ phone automatically ... Bluetooth௡ Phones with Phone Book Access Profile may support this feature. See uconnect&#-5330;.. • Automatic download and update, if supported, begins as soon as the Bluetooth௡ wireless phone...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 98
    ... the Bluetooth௡ Object Exchange Profile (OBEX). Please see your phone Owner's Manual for specific instructions on how to send these entries from your phone. NOTE: • The phone handset must support Bluetooth௡ OBEX transfers of phonebook entries to use...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 99
    ... uconnect௡ phone, and then send the address book entry via Bluetooth௡. Please see your phone Owner's Manual for specific instructions on how to drop the Bluetooth௡ connection. • If the phonebook entry is longer than 24 characters, it will only use ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 100
    ...wish to delete: home, work, cellular, pager, or all. Say the designation you wish to delete....entries cannot be deleted or edited. Delete/Erase "All" uconnect௡ Phonebook Entries • Press the PHONE ...and the following beep, say ЉPhonebook Erase All.Љ • The uconnect௡ phone will ask you to verify ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 101
    ... entries cannot be deleted or edited. List All Names in the uconnect௡ Phonebook • Press the PHONE ... if the feature(s) are available on your cellular service plan. For example, if your cellular ... the uconnect௡ phone. Check with your cellular service provider for the features that you have. Answer...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 102
    ... button to place the current call on hold and answer the incoming call. NOTE: The uconnect௡ phone compatible phones in the market today do not support rejecting an incoming call when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can only answer an incoming call or ignore it. Making a Second ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 103
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 101 Conference Call When two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold), press and hold the PHONE button until you hear a double beep indicating that the two calls have been joined into one conference call. Three-Way Calling To initiate three-way ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 104
    ...OFF. uconnectா phone Features Language Selection To change the language that the uconnect௡ phone is using: • Press ...: After every uconnect௡ phone language change operation, only the language-specific 32-... is reachable: • Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency number for your area....
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 105
    ...the paired cellular phone to call the emergency number. This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. NOTE: • The emergency number dialed is based on the country where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and Canada and 060 for Mexico). The ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 106
    ...beep, say ЉTowing Assistance.Љ NOTE: • The towing assistance number dialed is based on the country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-5282069 for the U.S., 1-... and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico City in Mexico). • If supported, this number may be programmable on some systems. To do this, ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 107
    ...,Љ is also to be used for navigating through an automated customer service center menu structure, and to leave a number on a pager. You can also send stored ... to select that option without having to listen to the rest of the voice prompt. Turning Confirmation Prompts ON/OFF Turning ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 108
    ... play the current confirmation prompt status and you will be given the choice to change it. Phone and Network Status Indicators If available on the .../or on a premium display such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by your cellular phone, the uconnect௡ phone will provide notification to ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 109
    ...Bluetooth௡ connection between a uconnect௡ phone paired cellular phone and the uconnect௡ phone, follow the instructions described in your cellular phone User's Manual. List Paired Cellular Phone Names • Press the PHONE button to begin. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 110
    108 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Select Another Cellular Phone This feature allows you to select and start using another phone paired with the uconnect௡ phone. • Press the PHONE button to begin. • After the ЉReadyЉ prompt and the following beep, say ЉSetup Select PhoneЉ and...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 111
    ... Voice Training session should be completed when the vehicle is parked with the engine running, all windows closed, and the blower fan switched off. This ... the last trained voice only. To restore the Voice Recognition system to factory default settings, enter the Voice Training session via the above...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 112
    ...-zero-zero.Љ • Even though international dialing for most number combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing number combinations may not be supported. • In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be compromised with the convertible top down.
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 113
    ... be reestablished by switching the phone off/on. Your cellular phone is recommended to remain in Bluetooth௡ ON mode. Power-Up After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you must wait at least five seconds prior to using the system. 3
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 114
    112 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
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    114 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 117
    ... zero one two three four five six seven eight nine star (*) plus (+) pound (#) add location all Voice Commands Alternate(s) Voice Commands Primary Alternate(s) ... confirmation prompts continue delete dial download edit emergency English erase all Espanol Francais help home 3
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 118
    ... phones mobile mute mute off new entry no pager pair a phone phone pairing phonebook previous record again redial Voice Commands Alternate(s) pairing phone book Voice Commands Primary Alternate(s) return to main menu return or main menu select phone select send set up phone settings or phone set ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 119
    ...VEHICLE 117 General Information This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and RSS ...Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: • Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party ...AM, FM radio, satellite radio, disc player, and a memo recorder. NOTE: Take ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 120
    ... Pressing the VR button while the system is speaking is known as "barging in." The system will be interrupted and after the beep you can add or change commands. This will become helpful once you start to learn the options. NOTE: At any time, you can say the words ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 121
    ... Recognition system understands two types of commands. Universal commands are available at all times. Local commands are available if the supported radio mode is active. Changing the Volume 1. Start a dialogue by pressing the VR button. 2. Say ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 122
    ... In this mode, you may say the following commands: • "Frequency" (to change the frequency) • "Next Station" (to select the next station) • "Previous...this mode, you may say the following commands: • "Channel Number" (to change the channel by its spoken number) • "Next Channel" (to select the...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 123
    ..." (to repeat a memo) − "Next" (to play the next memo) − "Previous" (to play the previous memo) − "Delete" (to delete a memo) • "Delete All" (to delete all memos) System Setup To switch to system setup say "Setup". In this mode, you may say the following commands: • "Language German" • "...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 124
    ..., the Voice Training session should be completed when the vehicle is parked, engine running, all windows closed, and the blower fan switched off. This procedure may ... user. The system will adapt to the last trained voice only. SEATS Manual Seats - If Equipped Seat Adjustment The adjusting bar is at ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 125
    ... is parked. • Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat belt and be seriously or even fatally injured. Use the recliner only when the vehicle is parked. 3 Manual Seat Adjusting Bar
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 126
    124 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Power Seats - If Equipped The power seat switch is located on the outboard side of the seat near the floor. Use this switch to move the driver's seat up or down, forward or rearward or to recline the seatback. The passenger's seat will move up or down...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 127
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 125 WARNING! Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat belt and be seriously or even fatally injured. Use the recliner only when the vehicle is ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 128
    126 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Lumbar Support - If Equipped This feature allows you to increase or decrease the amount of lumbar support. Turn the control lever forward to increase ... the button on the post guide and push downward on the head restraint. Lumbar Support Control ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 129
    ... The controls for each front seat are located near the bottom center of the instrument panel. Press the switch once to select High-level... illuminated changes from two to one, indicating the change. Operation on the Low-level setting also turns off automatically after approximately 30 minutes. NOTE: ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 130
    ... that insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion. This may cause the seat heater to overheat. Folding Rear Seat - If Equipped On some models, the rear seatbacks can be folded forward to provide an additional storage area. Pull on the loops shown in the illustration to fold down either or ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 131
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 129 WARNING! • Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into position. If the seatback is not securely locked into position, the seat will not provide the proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly latched seat could cause ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 132
    ... vehicle and push the safety catch to the left. The safety catch is located under the center front edge of the hood. CAUTION! To prevent possible damage, do not ... and block your forward vision. You could have a collision. Be sure all hood latches are fully latched before driving. Hood Safety Catch ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 133
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 131 LIGHTS Headlight Switch The headlight switch is located ... lights, instrument panel light dimming, interior lights and fog lights. 3 Headlight Switch .... Rotate the headlight switch to the second detent for headlight, parking light and instrument panel ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 134
    ... turns the headlights on or off according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on, rotate the headlight switch ... feature can be turned on or off through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) (if ... off. If you turn the headlights, park lights or ignition switch ON again, the system ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 135
    ...turn off in the normal manner. NOTE: The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds ...-On Reminder If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition is turned OFF, a chime will sound... cluster illuminates when the fog lights are turned on. NOTE: The fog lights will operate with the low beam...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 136
    ... flashes to show proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights. You can also signal a lane change by moving the multifunction lever .... If an indicator fails to light when the multifunction lever is moved, see your authorized dealer for service. NOTE: A "Turn Signal On" ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 137
    ... the sun visors on the overhead console. Each light is turned on by pressing the lens. Press the lens a second time to turn off the light. These lights also turn on when a door is opened,... on when a door is opened. To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off automatically 10 minutes...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 138
    ... light operation, either turn the ignition switch ON or cycle the light switch. Dimmer Control The dimmer control is part of the headlight ... the dimmer control completely upward to the second detent to turn on the interior lights. The interior lights will remain on when the dimmer control is in this ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 139
    ... detent past the intermittent settings for high speed wiper operation. CAUTION! Turn the windshield wipers off when driving through an automatic car wash. ...end of the multifunction lever to the first detent position, and then turn the end of the lever to select the desired delay interval. There are ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 140
    ... previously selected. If you activate the washer while the windshield wiper is turned off, the wipers will operate for three wipe cycles and then ... (Available with Auto Headlights Only) When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on if...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 141
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 139 The "Headlights On with Wipers" feature can be turned on or off through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) (if equipped). Refer to "Headlights On with Wipers," under "...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 142
    ... of driver comfort for steering wheel tilt and seat position. This feature allows both the brake and accelerator pedal to move toward or away from the driver to provide improved position with the steering wheel. The switch is located on the front side of the driver's seat cushion side...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 143
    ...can be adjusted while driving. • The pedals cannot be adjusted when the transmission is in REVERSE or when the speed control is on. CAUTION! Do not place ...Electronic Speed Control lever located on the right side of the steering wheel operates the system. 1 2 3 4 - - - - CANCEL RESUME ACCEL ON/OFF ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 144
    ... Speed Control lever. The indicator light in the instrument cluster will illuminate to show that the speed control system is on. To turn the system off, push and release the ON/OFF button again. The system and the indicator light will turn off. To Set At A Desired Speed When the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 145
    ... THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 143 • Pull the Electronic Speed Control lever toward you to CANCEL. Pushing and releasing the ON/OFF button or turning off the ignition erases the set speed from memory. To Resume Speed If you deactivated the Electronic Speed Control without erasing the set speed ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 146
    ... Electronic Speed Control system maintains speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on moderate hills is normal. The automatic transmission will downshift while climbing uphill or descending downhill. This downshift is necessary to maintain vehicle set ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 147
    ...optional power sunroof switch. Courtesy/Reading Lights At the forward end of the console are two courtesy/ reading lights. Press the lens to turn on the light. Press it a second time ...turn off the light. These lights also turn on when a door is opened, or when the UNLOCK button on the Remote ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 148
    ...) that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting, or home security systems. The HomeLink௡ unit operates off your vehicle.../lines designating the different HomeLink௡ channels. HomeLink௡ Buttons NOTE: HomeLink௡ is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 149
    ... standards. This includes most garage door opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not use ... for more efficient training and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal. Your vehicle should be parked outside of the garage while training. 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position....
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 150
    ... HomeLink௡. 3. Simultaneously, press and hold both the chosen HomeLink௡ button and the hand-held transmitter button until the EVIC display changes from "CHANNEL # TRAINING" to "CHANNEL # TRAINED." Then release both the HomeLink௡ and hand-held transmitter buttons. If the EVIC display states "...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 151
    ... twice (holding the button for two seconds each time). If the device is plugged in and activates, programming is complete. If the device does not activate, press...time (for two seconds) to complete the training. If you have any problems, or require assistance, please call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 152
    ..."time-out" (or quit) after several seconds of transmission - which may not be long enough ...display will change from "CHANNEL # TRAINING" to "CHANNEL # TRAINED." If you unplugged the device for training, plug ...system, entry door lock, home/office lighting, etc.) The hand-held transmitter of the device ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 153
    ... Transceiver is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active. Troubleshooting Tips If you are having trouble programming HomeLink௡, here are some of the ... device for training, and remember to plug it back in? If you are having any problems or require assistance, please ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 154
    ...FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE General Information This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject...transmitter has been tested and it complies with FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 155
    ... or killed. Always fasten your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are also properly secured. • Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof. Never allow fingers or other body parts, or any object, to project through the sunroof opening. Injury may result. Opening...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 156
    ... Venting Sunroof - Express Press and release the ЉVЉ button in the center of the switch, and the sunroof will open to the vent position. This is...will stop the sunroof. Sunshade Operation The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens. NOTE: ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 157
    ... not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the power sunroof switch will remain ... is programmable. Refer to "Delay Power Off to Accessories Until Exit," under "Personal Settings (... ashes inside the cubby bin located on the center console on vehicles not equipped with the ash ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 158
    ... ignition switch in the LOCK position. The center console outlet is powered directly from the battery (power available at all times). Items plugged into this outlet may discharge the battery and/or prevent engine starting. Front Power Outlet Center Console Power Outlet
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 159
    ... life and/or prevent engine starting. • Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers, vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the ... draw accessories or long periods of the vehicle not being started (with accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be driven a sufficient length of time ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 160
    158 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! (Continued) • Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug. Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage. CUPHOLDERS Front Seat ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 161
    ...YOUR VEHICLE 159 Rear Seat Cupholders The rear seat cupholders are located in the center armrest between the rear seats. The cupholders are positioned forward in ...resting place for the rear occupants elbows. STORAGE Console Features The center console contains two shift bezel cubby bins with rubber...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 162
    160 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Without Vehicle Entertainment System (VES௡) Two separate storage compartments are also located underneath the armrest. 1 - Release button for bottom compartment 2 - Release button for top compartment 3 - Top Compartment 4 - Bottom Compartment. (You...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 163
    ... The top compartment holds small items, such as a pen and note pad, while the larger bottom compartment will hold CDs and alike. The ... for easy access to these compartments. With Vehicle Entertainment System (VES௡) The center console contains a large storage compartment. The storage compartment ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 164
    ..., who should sit in seats and use seat belts. WARNING! The weight and position of cargo and passengers can change the vehicle center of gravity and vehicle handling. To avoid loss of control resulting in personal injury, follow these guidelines for loading ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 165
    ... rear window defroster button is located on the climate control. Press this button to turn on the rear window defroster and the heated outside rearview mirrors (... when the rear window defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically turns off after approximately 10 minutes. For an additional...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 166
    164 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE LOAD LEVELING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED The automatic load leveling system will provide a levelriding vehicle under most passenger and cargo loading conditions. A hydraulic pump contained within the shock absorbers raises the rear of the vehicle to the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 167
    ... Ⅵ Instrument Panel Features ...169 Ⅵ Instrument Cluster - Base ...170 Ⅵ Instrument Cluster - Premium ...171 Ⅵ Instrument ... ...183 ▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays ...185 ▫ Oil Change Required ...186 ▫ Trip Functions ...187 ▫ Automatic All Wheel Drive (AWD) ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 168
    ... AM/FM/CD/DVD Radio (RER/REN) - If Equipped ...213 ▫ Operating Instructions - Voice Recognition System.../FM Stereo Radio With CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack) ...215 ▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode ...216 ...Stereo Radio With CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack) And Sirius Radio...224 ▫ Operating Instructions - ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 169
    ...243 ▫ Satellite Antenna ...243 ▫ Reception Quality ...243 ▫ Operating Instructions - uconnect௡ studios (Satellite) Mode ...243 ▫ Operating Instructions - uconnect௡ phone (If Equipped) ...246 ▫ Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES)™ (If Equipped) ...246 ...
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    ...(VES)™ - If Equipped ...248 Ⅵ Remote Sound System Controls ...250 Ⅵ CD/DVD Maintenance ...252 Ⅵ Radio Operation And Cellular Phones ...252 Ⅵ Climate Controls ...253 ▫ Manual Air Conditioning And Heating System ...253 ▫ Automatic Temperature Control - If...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 171
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 169 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES 4 1 - Air Outlet 2 - Instrument Cluster 3 - Hazard Switch 4 - Electronic Stability Program OFF Button* / Traction Control System OFF Button* 5 - Glove Compartment 6 - Radio 7 - Climate Control 8 - Heated Seat Switch* 9 - Power ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 172
    170 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - BASE
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    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 171 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - PREMIUM 4
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    ... tank when the ignition switch is in the ON position. 2. Trip Odometer Button Base Cluster The word ЉTRIPЉ will appear when this button is pressed. Push in... vehicle speed. 4. Electronic Speed Control Indicator Light - If Equipped This light will turn on when the electronic speed control is ON. 5. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 175
    ... as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on while driving, turn off some ... system light remains on, it means that the vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging system. Obtain SERVICE ... switch is turned ON. This light will also turn on while the engine is running if there is a problem...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 176
    ... or boiling coolant. You may want to call a service center if your vehicle overheats. If ... more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal on. • Check for an inoperative outside light bulb if either ... remains on the "H," and you hear a chime, turn the engine OFF immediately and call for service.
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 177
    ... 175 10. Airbag Warning Light This light will turn on for six to eight seconds as a bulb ... to warn of an overheated engine condition. When this light turns on, the engine temperature is critically hot. If... Program (ESP) / Brake Assist System (BAS) Malfunction Indicator Light will turn on when the key...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 178
    ... This light will turn on when the high beam headlights are ON. Push the multifunction lever away from the steering wheel .... 16. Seat Belt Reminder Light This light will turn on for five to eight seconds as a bulb ... shows the automatic transmission shift lever selection. 18. Front Fog Light Indicator ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 179
    ...Wheel Drive (RWD) / All Wheel Drive (AWD) Displays (Base Cluster) On vehicles equipped with a Base Instrument Cluster, the odometer will display "2drivE" when the vehicle is in Rear Wheel Drive ... Information Center (EVIC) in this section for more information. Change Oil Message (Base Cluster)...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 180
    ... cap properly and press the TRIP ODOMETER button to turn off the message. If the problem continues, the message will appear the next time the vehicle is started. A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap may also turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 181
    ...including brake fluid level and parking brake application. If the brake light turns ...level is low, or that there is a problem with the anti-lock brake system reservoir. If the light remains ...case, the light will remain on until the condition has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 182
    ... In the event of an EBD failure, the Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required. Operation of the Brake Warning Light ... for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off unless the parking brake is applied or a ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 183
    ... for a variety of reasons, including the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly. Always... TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the replacement or alternate ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 184
    ... a TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result. 23. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light - If Equipped ... light is not on. If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the ignition switch is ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 185
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 183 25. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of an onboard diagnostic system called OBD. ... monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. The MIL will turn on when the key is in the ON position before ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 186
    ... a variety of useful information by pressing the switches mounted on the steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the following: • System status • Vehicle information ... following buttons mounted on the steering wheel. Press and release the MENU button and the mode displayed will change between Trip ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 187
    ... Center (EVIC) Displays When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays the following messages: • Turn ...Out (with a single chime) • Left Rear Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime) • Right ...Out (with a single chime) • Right Rear Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime) • RKE...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 188
    ...a single chime) • Low Washer Fluid (with a single chime) • Low Tire Pressure • SERVICE AWD SYSTEM - All Wheel Drive (AWD) system is... the next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the engine oil change ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 189
    ...and release the MENU button. To reset the oil change indicator system (after performing the scheduled maintenance) perform the following procedure: 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. (Do not start the engine). 2. Fully depress the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 190
    ... the FUNCTION SELECT button. NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle loading will greatly...) estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change to a text display of ЉLOW FUEL.Љ This display.... Adding a significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the ЉLOW FUELЉ text and...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 191
    ... display during this three-second window.) Automatic All Wheel Drive (AWD) Displays - If ... AWD operation could be activated by outside temperature, wheel slip, or other predetermined conditions, when the vehicle ... following message for five seconds. 4 Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) to All Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 192
    ... pass readings and the outside temperature. PASS Button All Wheel Drive (AWD) to Rear Wheel...Drive - If Equipped" in Section 5 for more information on the All Wheel Drive (AWD) system. Automatic ..., which eliminates the need to set the compass manually. When the vehicle is new, the compass may appear ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 193
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 191 Manual Compass Calibration If the compass appears erratic...put the compass into the Calibration Mode manually as follows: 1. Turn the ignition switch ON. 2. Press and ...EVIC. 5. Complete one or more 360 degree turns (in an area free from large metal or metallic ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 194
    ... is where the compass module is located, and it can cause interference with the compass sensor, and it may give false readings. 2. Press and hold the ..." displays in the EVIC. The EVIC provides information on the current surround mode. 1. Turn the ignition switch ON. • Stereo • Audio Surround
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 195
    ... turn the vehicle, and a count down to indicate the distance to the turn. NOTE: Refer to your "Navigation User's Manual" for detailed operating instructions. Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features) Personal Settings allows the driver to set ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 196
    ... "ON" or "OFF" appears. "Unlock Doors Automatically on Exit" When ON is selected, all doors will unlock when the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the PARK or NEUTRAL position and the driver's door is opened. To make your selection, ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 197
    ... turned off if they were turned on by this feature. To make your selection, press and ..." appears. NOTE: Turning the headlights on during the daytime causes the instrument panel lights to dim. To increase the brightness, refer to "Lights" in Section 3. "Delay Turning Headlights Off" When this feature ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 198
    ...sec.," or "90 sec." appears. "Delay Power Off to Accessories Until Exit" When this feature is selected, the power WINDOW switches, radio...A five second display appears any time the transfer-case changes from All Wheel Drive (AWD) to Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) or from RWD to AWD. The EVIC also displays the...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 199
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 197 "Turn-by-Turn Navigation" - If Equipped When ON is selected, ...directions will appear in the display as the vehicle approaches a designated turn within a programmed route. To make your ... gps system (if equipped) can be changed between English and Metric units ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 200
    198 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or... to the right increases the volume and to the left decreases it. When the audio system is turned ON, the sound will be set at the same volume level as last played. SEEK Buttons ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 201
    ...1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink. 2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/ SCROLL control knob. 3. After adjusting the hours... SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to save the time change. 5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds. The ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 202
    ... control knob a third time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to the right or ... knob a fourth time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ SCROLL control knob to the right or .... MUSIC TYPE Button Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type mode for five seconds. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 203
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 201 Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following format types: Program Type No program type or undefined Adult Hits Classical Classic Rock College Country Foreign Language Information Jazz News Nostalgia Oldies 16-Digit Character Display None Adlt Hit ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 204
    ... you to select between the following items: NOTE: Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to scroll ... select an entry and make changes. • DVD Enter - When the disc is in DVD Menu mode, selecting ...Repeatedly pressing SELECT will switch to different audio languages (if supported on the disc) (if equipped)....
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 205
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 203 • Angle - Repeatedly pressing SELECT will change the viewing angle if supported by the DVD disc (if equipped). NOTE: .... Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to save changes. • Player Defaults - Selecting this item will allow the user to ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 206
    ... audio language (effective only if the language is supported by the disc). You can select a language not ... subtitle language (effective only if the language is supported by the disc). You can select a language not ... automatically play the movie. In some rare cases, the DVD player may not auto-play the...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 207
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 205 a disc is loaded, changes will not be effective. Also, the defaults are effective only if the disc supports the customer-preferred settings. AM and FM Buttons Press the buttons to select AM or FM mode. SET Button...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 208
    ... CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO) The radio DVD player and many DVD ... does not match the region code for the radio DVD player, it will not play the disc. Customers may ... temperature is reached. This shutdown is necessary to protect the optics of the DVD player and other radio internal components....
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 209
    ... and hold the EJECT button for five seconds and all CDs will be ejected from the radio. The disc can be ejected .... TIME Button (CD MODE) Press this button to change the display from a large CD playing time display to... and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to fast forward until FF is ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 210
    ...file recording media supported by the radio are CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3,WMA, DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and CDDA+MP3. Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)... and a threecharacter extension) Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio. Multisession discs may contain combinations...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 211
    ... only play the MP3/ WMA tracks on that disc. Supported MP3/WMA File Formats The radio will...MP3/WMA extension may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file as an invalid ...rate and sampling frequencies in the following table are supported. In addition, variable bit rates (VBR)...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 212
    ... Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play) Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 213
    ...seconds to return to Љelapsed timeЉ display. Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode The auxiliary (AUX) jack ... which allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an MP3/WMA player, cassette ... play through the vehicle speakers. Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxiliary device...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 214
    ... Recognition System (VR)," refer to "uconnect௡ phone" in Section 3. Operating Instructions - uconnect௡ phone (If Equipped) Refer to "uconnect௡ ...) Refer to "uconnect௡ studios (Satellite Radio)" in this section. Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES)™ (If Equipped) Refer to...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 215
    ... YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 213 AM/FM/CD/DVD RADIO (RER/REN) - IF EQUIPPED NOTE: .... The REN and RER radios contain a CD/DVD player, USB port, and a 30-gigabyte ... radio also contains a Global Positioning System (GPS)-based Navigation system. Refer to your uconnect௡ tunes (REN) or (RER) user's manual for ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 216
    ...time of day in daylight savings time. Proceed as follows to change the current setting: 1. Turn on the radio. 2. Touch the screen where the time is ... the radio is turned off. Proceed as follows to change the current setting: 1. Turn on the radio. 2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 217
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 215 Changing the Time Zone 1. Turn on the radio. 2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The clock setting menu will appear on ... SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) NOTE: The radio sales code is...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 218
    216 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or... to the right increases the volume, and to the left decreases it. When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be set at the same volume level as last played. SEEK Buttons...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 219
    ... TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to the right or ... control knob a third time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to the right or ... knob a fourth time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ SCROLL control knob to the right or ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 220
    ... within five seconds after pressing the SET/RND button, the station will continue to play but will not be stored into pushbutton memory. You may add a second station to each pushbutton by repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 221
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 219 Operation Instructions - CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio .... Play will begin at the start of track 1. CAUTION! • This CD player will accept 4-3/4 in (12 cm) discs only. The ...of other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism. • Do not use adhesive labels....
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 222
    ... and MP3 modes. TIME Button Press this button to change the display from a large CD playing time display to ... the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CD player will begin to fast forward until FF is ... ignition OFF is not allowed on convertible or soft-top models (if equipped). SEEK Button Press the right...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 223
    ...writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions. Supported Media (Disc Types) The MP3 file recording ... CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3. Supported Medium Formats (File Systems) The medium formats... UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported. The radio uses the following limits for file systems...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 224
    ...a separator Љ.Љ and a threecharacter extension) Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio. Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal ...-MP3 files named with the *.MP3 extension may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 225
    ...at Once" option before writing to the disc. Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode The auxiliary (AUX) jack is ... artist, song title, and album title are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2... supported. MP3 Pro files are not supported. Playback of MP3 Files When a medium containing MP3 data...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 226
    ... and play through the vehicle speakers. Pressing the DISC/AUX button will change the mode to auxiliary ... jack is connected. NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the device's volume set to proper ... distorted, turn the device's volume down. TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode) Press this button to change ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 227
    ... YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 225 Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch... Volume Control The electronic volume control turns continuously (360 degrees) in either direction... and to the left decreases it. When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be set at the same volume level...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 228
    ... 1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink. 2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/ SCROLL control knob. 3. After adjusting the hours,.../ SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to save time change. 5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds. The ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 229
    ... control knob a third time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to the right or ... knob a fourth time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/ SCROLL control knob to the right or .... MUSIC TYPE Button Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type mode for five seconds. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 230
    228 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following format types: Program Type No program type or undefined Adult Hits Classical Classic Rock College Country Foreign Language Information Jazz News Nostalgia Oldies 16-Digit Character Display None Adlt Hit ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 231
    ... the SELECT button will allow you to set the clock. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to adjust the hours and then press and turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to adjust the minutes.... be stored into pushbutton memory. You may add a second station to each pushbutton by repeating the above...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 232
    ... from AM/FM modes to DISC/AUX mode. Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play NOTE:... Compact Disc(s) Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the radio display. If a ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 233
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 231 CAUTION! • This CD player will accept 4-3/4 in (12 cm) discs only. The...be used, and they can cause damage to the player. EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD Press the ...ignition OFF is not allowed on convertible or soft-top models (if equipped). SEEK Button Press the...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 234
    ...writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions. Supported Media (Disc Types) The MP3 file recording ... CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3. Supported Medium Formats (File Systems) The medium formats ... UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported. The radio uses the following limits for file systems...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 235
    ...a separator Љ.Љ and a threecharacter extension) Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio. Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal ...-MP3 files named with the *.MP3 extension may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 236
    ... medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium contains a lot... for artist, song title, and album title are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not supported by the radios. Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not supported....
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 237
    ... up a list of all folders on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by turning the TUNE/...seconds to return to Љelapsed timeЉ display. Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode The auxiliary (AUX) jack ... jack which allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an MP3 player or cassette ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 238
    ... for five seconds (when the ignition is OFF). Operating Instructions - uconnect௡ phone (If Equipped) Refer to "uconnect௡ phone" in Section 3. Operating Instructions - uconnect௡ studios (Satellite Radio) (If Equipped... software versions may not fully support the UCI features. Please visit Apple...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 239
    ... below. NOTE: • You may have to remove the connector pin protection cap from the 16-pin connector port, prior to connecting the cable. ... Play, Browse, and List the iPod௡ contents. • The iPod௡ battery charges when plugged into the UCI connector. Controlling The iPodா Using Radio Buttons To ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 240
    ...) by one click, while playing a track, skips to the next track. • Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one click, during the first two seconds of the track, will jump to the previous track in the list. Turning this button at any other time in the track, will jump to the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 241
    ... data for that track. Once you have seen all screens, the last INFO button press ... knob functions in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the iPod௡. • Turning it clockwise (forward) and counterclockwise ...knob to select and start playing the track. Turning the TUNE control knob fast will scroll ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 242
    ... iPod௡ displays all lists in "wrap-around" mode. So if the track is at the bottom of the list just turn the wheel backwards (counter-clockwise) to get to the track ...: The LIST button will display the top level menu of the iPod௡. Turn the TUNE control knob to list the top-menu item you ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 243
    ... 241 CAUTION! • Leaving the iPod௡ (or any supported device) anywhere in the vehicle in extreme heat ... and broadcasting studios. NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has ... immediately to the one year of audio service that is included with the factory-installed satellite radio system...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 244
    ...Radio While in SAT mode, press the MENU button on the radio faceplate. Next, turn the knob surrounding the joystick in the center of the radio to scroll to Subscription, and then press and release the joystick. All of the ESNs that apply to your vehicle ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 245
    ... or along tall buildings can cause intermittent reception. • Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can cause signal blockage. Operating Instructions - uconnectா studios (Satellite) Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. SEEK Buttons ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 246
    ... channel in the direction of the arrows. TUNE Control (Rotary) Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise ...- Except REU Radio Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five seconds...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 247
    ...Once closed, seek up, seek down, and scan will no longer be based on your selection. SETUP Button Pressing the SETUP button allows you ... to display the Sirius ID number. This number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the Sirius subscription. SET Button - To Set the Pushbutton Memory When you...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 248
    ... YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by repeating the ... memory (12 Satellite stations). Operating Instructions - uconnectா phone (If Equipped) Refer to "uconnect௡ phone" in Section 3. Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES)™ (If Equipped) ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 249
    ...- and is activated through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to "Driver-Selectable Surround ... and broadcasting studios. NOTE: SIRIUS service is not available in Hawaii and has ... System (VES)™, RER Navigation or REN Multimedia User Manuals for detailed operating instructions. 4...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 250
    ...System (VES)™ includes the following components for rear seat entertainment: • A diagonal 7 in (17.8 cm) Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen integrated into the center console armrest. The screen features brightness control for optimum daytime and nighttime viewing. Opening the Rear Seat VES™
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 251
    ...the rear seat passenger(s) to view the display. • The radio and DVD player controls allow front seat operation for easy setup in the case of younger rear seat passengers.... infrared remote control snaps into a molded compartment in the center console armrest upper storage bin. 4 VESମ.
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 252
    ... sources. Audio/Video RCA Jacks (AUX Jacks) on the rear of the center console enable the monitor to display video directly from a... your "Vehicle Entertainment System (VES)™ Users Manual" for detailed operating instructions. REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS The remote sound system controls are located ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 253
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 251 Vehicles equipped with steering wheel-mounted buttons are also equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). The EVIC features a driver-interactive display which is located in the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 254
    ... stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth, wiping from center to edge. 3. Do not apply paper ... good disc before considering disc player service. RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR ..." by the repositioning of the antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be turned down or off during cellular phone ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 255
    ...and heating system is designed to make you comfortable in all types of weather. Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System Blower Control The rotary knob on ... position and four speed settings. The blower will remain on until the control is turned to the OFF position or the ignition is turned ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 256
    ... follows: • Defrost Air is directed to the windshield through the outlets at the base of the windshield. Air is also directed to the front door windows through ... the front and rear floor outlets and the outlets at the base of the windshield. Air is also directed to the front door windows through ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 257
    ...outside odors, smoke, and dust. Air Conditioning Control Press this button to turn on and ... off the air conditioning. When the air conditioning is turned on, cool dehumidified air will flow through ... control. Press this button a second time to turn off the air conditioning. An indicator in the button ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 258
    256 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Automatic Temperature Control - If Equipped Operation of the system is quite simple. Begin by turning the mode control knob (on the right) to AUTO, and place the blower control knob (on the left) to either LO AUTO or HI AUTO. The LO AUTO position should be ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 259
    ...). This can be used when outside conditions such as smoke, odors, dust, or high humidity are present.... the indicator will turn off. NOTE: • The surface of the climate control panel and the top center ... of debris due to the location of the climate control sensors. Mud on the windshield may also cause...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 260
    ... the control button to blink and then turn off. Manual Operation This system offers a full complement of manual override features, which consist of blower preferred ... operator can override the blower, the mode, or both. There is a manual blower range for times when the AUTO setting is not...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 261
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 259 4
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 262
    ... positions. • Defrost Air is directed to the windshield through the outlets at the base of the windshield. Air is also directed to the front door windows through ... the front and rear floor outlets and the outlets at the base of the windshield. Air is also directed to the front door windows through ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 263
    ...PANEL 261 conditioning. An indicator in the button illuminates when manual compressor operation is selected. NOTE: To control ...Control This button can be used to block out smoke, odors, dust, high humidity, or if ...indicator in the control button to blink and then turn off. Operating Tips NOTE: Refer ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 264
    ... you store your vehicle or keep it out of service (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run ... heating. If side window fogging becomes a problem increase blower speed. Vehicle windows ... cannot be totally filtered out. Refer to "Maintenance Procedures" in Section 7 for filter replacement instructions....
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 265
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 263 Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather Conditions 4
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  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 267
    ... Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . 275 ▫ Brake/Transmission Interlock Manual Override ...275 ▫ 4-Speed Automatic Transmission ... 5-Speed Automatic Transmission ...282 Ⅵ AutoStick௡ - If Equipped ...286 ▫ AutoStick௡ Operation ...286 Ⅵ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) - If Equipped ...286 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 268
    ... Ⅵ Power Steering ...291 ▫ Power Steering Fluid Check ...291 Ⅵ Parking Brake ...292 Ⅵ Anti-Lock Brake System ......298 ▫ Synchronizing ESP ...300 ▫ ESP/BAS Malfunction Indicator Light And ESP/TCS Indicator Light ...300 Ⅵ Tire Safety Information ...301 ▫ Tire Markings ...301 ▫ Tire ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 269
    STARTING AND OPERATING 267 ▫ Tire Spinning ...315 ▫ Tread Wear Indicators ...316 ▫ Life Of Tire ...316 ... Tires ...320 Ⅵ Tire Rotation Recommendations ...321 Ⅵ Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) ...322 ▫ Base System ...324 ▫ Premium System - If Equipped ...327 ▫ General Information ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 270
    ...) ...340 ▫ Overloading ...341 ▫ Loading ...341 Ⅵ Trailer Towing ...342 ▫ Common Towing Definitions ...342 ▫ Trailer Hitch Classification ...344 ▫ Trailer ... ...348 ▫ Towing Tips ...353 Ⅵ Recreational Towing (Behind Motorhome, Etc.) ...354 ▫ Two-Wheel Drive And All-Wheel Drive ...354
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 271
    ... your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if present, instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat belts. WARNING! (Continued) • Be sure to turn OFF the engine and remove the key from ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 272
    270 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are.... Use the Fob with Integrated Key to briefly turn the ignition switch to the START position and ... automatically in 10 seconds. If this occurs, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position, wait ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 273
    ... or tow your vehicle to get it started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel could enter the ...any excess fuel, push the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it. Then, turn the ignition switch to the START position and WARNING! • ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 274
    ... automatically in 10 seconds. Once this occurs, release the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 ... routed under the hood on the driver side of the vehicle. It has a removable cap that is located on the driver side of the Integrated Power Module. CAUTION! To...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 275
    ...speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly ... right foot is firmly on the brake pedal. General Information The automatic transmission selects individual... loading • Driving style CAUTION! Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 276
    ... the key to the LOCK position before restarting. Transmission engagement may be delayed up to 10... cycled to the LOCK position first. • The electronically-controlled transmission provides a precise shift schedule... only when the engine is idling normally and the brake pedal is applied. Do not release...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 277
    ... shift the transmission into PARK, remove the key from the ignition, and apply the parking brake. ... cools down, it will return to normal operation. Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System This vehicle ... must be turned to the ON/RUN position, and the brake pedal must be depressed. Brake/Transmission ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 278
    ... tray to its original position. 4-Speed Automatic Transmission NOTE: Under extreme cold temperatures (-6°F (-21°C) and when in DRIVE, transmission operation may be briefly limited to only 2nd ... operation. Normal operation will resume once the transmission temperature has risen to a suitable level. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 279
    ...! Shift Lever Gear Ranges PARK PARK supplements the parking brake by locking the transmission. The engine can be started in this range. Never use PARK ... this range. Never use PARK position on an automatic transmission as a substitute for the parking brake. Always apply the parking brake fully when ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 280
    ... reason with shift lever in NEUTRAL can result in transmission damage. CAUTION! Damage to the shifter could result... lever is moved out of PARK before the ignition is turned from the LOCK to ON position. REVERSE Use REVERSE ...Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the ignition to coast down a hill....
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 281
    ... and the best fuel economy. Select the "3" range when frequent transmission shifting occurs when using the Overdrive range, such as when.... Normal Overdrive and shifting operation will resume when the temperature of the transmission reaches the appropriate temperature. Refer to the Note under "Torque ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 282
    ... applying the brakes. These practices can cause overheating and damage to the transmission. Torque ... converter clutch will not engage until the transmission fluid and engine coolant is warm ...into gear may seem sluggish. This is due to the transmission fluid partially draining from the torque converter...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 283
    ... vehicle to be driven to an authorized dealer for service without damaging the transmission. If the problem has been momentary, the transmission can be reset to regain all forward gears... determine if the problem could recur. If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer service ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 284
    ... these gears. Gear Ranges PARK PARK supplements the parking brake by locking the transmission. The engine can be started in this range. Never use PARK ... is important to set the parking brake before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load on the transmission locking mechanism may make it ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 285
    STARTING AND OPERATING 283 WARNING! Never use PARK position on an automatic transmission as a substitute for the parking brake. Always apply parking brake fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage. The following ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 286
    ... driving characteristics under all normal operating conditions. When frequent transmission shifting occurs ... delayed upshifts depending on engine and transmission temperature as well as vehicle speed. This feature... warm up time of the engine and transmission to achieve maximum efficiency. WARNING! Do...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 287
    ... to the desired range. If the problem is no longer detected, the transmission will return to normal operation.... equipment to determine if the problem could recur. Have the transmission checked at your authorized .... If the problem has been momentary, the transmission can be reset to regain all forward ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 288
    ...AUTOSTICKா - IF EQUIPPED Autostick௡ is a driver-interactive transmission that offers manual gear shifting to provide you with more ... in the DRIVE position. The transmission will remain in the current gear until an upshift or downshift is chosen. ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) - IF EQUIPPED This vehicle is...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 289
    ... that the AWD system is not functioning properly and that service is required. Refer to "Electronic Vehicle Information Center" in Section 4 of this manual. CAUTION! All wheels must have the same size and type tires. Unequal tire sizes must not be used. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 290
    ... traction can cause sudden pulling of the rear wheels. You could lose control of the vehicle and... possible for a wedge of water to build up between the tire and road surface. This is known as hydroplaning and...road has standing water or puddles. 3. Replace tires when tread wear indicators first become ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 291
    ... Always check the depth of the standing water before driving through it. Never drive through standing water that is deeper than the bottom of the tire rims mounted on the vehicle. • Determine the condition of the road or the path that is under ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 292
    ... vehicle's drivetrain components. Always inspect your vehicle's fluids (i.e., engine oil, transmission/transaxle, axle, etc.) for signs ... increases stopping distances. Therefore, after driving through standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on the brake pedal several times to dry the brakes. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 293
    ... at the end of the steering wheel travel are considered normal and do not indicate that there is a problem with the power steering system. Upon initial start-up ...Power Steering Fluid Check Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined service interval is not required. The ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 294
    ...apply the parking brake before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load on the transmission locking ...'s recommended power steering fluid. If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated ... spilled fluid from all surfaces. Refer to "Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts" in Section...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 295
    ... on the parking brake pedal and then release. 5 Parking Brake The BRAKE light in the instrument cluster will turn on when the parking brake is applied and the ignition switch is ON. NOTE: This light only shows that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the degree of brake...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 296
    ...LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) provides increased vehicle stability and brake ... system automatically "pumps" the brakes during severe braking conditions to prevent wheel lock-up. ... Force Distribution (EBD) prevents the rear wheels from over-braking and provides greater control of ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 297
    ... OPERATING 295 You also may experience the following when the brake system goes into Anti-Lock: • The ABS motor running (it may continue to ..., and • A slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end of the stop. These are all normal characteristics of ABS. WARNING! • The ABS contains ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 298
    ... that afforded by the condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded. • The ABS cannot prevent ...user's safety or the safety of others. All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size... conditions by controlling hydraulic brake pressure. This prevents wheel lock-up to help avoid...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 299
    ... road conditions. The ABS cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, ... spin of each driven wheel. If wheel spin is detected, brake pressure is applied ... Assist System) This system complements the ABS by optimizing the vehicle braking capability during emergency ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 300
    ..., the ESP applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the condition of oversteer or understeer. • Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than ...- when the vehicle is turning less than appropriate for the steering wheel position. The ESP/TCS Indicator Light located in ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 301
    ... flashes when the TCS is active. If the ESP/TCS Indicator Light begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator..."Partial Off" mode, momentarily depress the ESP OFF switch and the "ESP/TCS Indicator Light" will illuminate. To turn the WARNING! The ESP cannot prevent the natural laws ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 302
    ...OFF switch and the "ESP/TCS Indicator Light" will turn off. NOTE: To improve the vehicle's...Indicator Light may illuminate with the engine running. If this should occur, turn the steering wheel ... with the engine running. The system will turn the ESP/BAS Malfunction Indicator Light on continuously while...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 303
    ... to Synchronizing ESP), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem diagnosed and corrected. NOTE: • The ESP/TCS Indicator Light and the ESP/BAS Malfunction Indicator Light will turn on momentarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON. • ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 304
    ...STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: • P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards. P-Metric ...215/65R15 96H. • LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards....T145/80D18 103M. • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards and it begins ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 305
    ...303 Tire Sizing Chart EXAMPLE: Size Designation: P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards ؆...blank...؆ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards T = Temporary spare tire 31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 306
    304 STARTING AND OPERATING EXAMPLE: Service Description: 95 = Load Index - A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry H = ... Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire Light Load = Light load tire C, D, E = Load range associated with the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 307
    ...tire. Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN .... 01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits) -01 means ... one number to represent the year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 308
    ... Tire Pressure Tire Placard Location NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the driver's side B-Pillar. ... inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading Information placard and in the "Vehicle Loading" section of this manual. NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition, ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 309
    ... and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or XXX kg" on the Tire and Loading Information placard. The combined weight of occupants, ... a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 310
    308 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: • The following table shows examples on how to calculate total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your vehicle with varying seating configurations and number and size of occupants. This table is for illustration purposes only and may not be accurate ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 311
    STARTING AND OPERATING 309 5
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 312
    ... operation of your vehicle. Three primary areas are affected by improper tire pressure: Safety WARNING! • Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and ... that result in tire failure. • Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle. • Over-inflated or...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 313
    ...maximum loaded vehicle condition. These pressure conditions will be found in the "Supplemental Tire Pressure Information" section of this manual. The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as inspecting for signs of tire wear or visible damage at ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 314
    ...After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap (if equipped)....tire pressures vary with temperature changes. Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per...F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind when checking tire pressure inside a garage...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 315
    .... The instability could cause an accident. Always use radial ply tires in sets of four (or six, in case of trucks with dual rear wheels). Never combine them with other types of tires. Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 316
    ... not install more than one compact spare tire/wheel on the vehicle at any given time. CAUTION!...vehicle control. Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a conventional tire on the compact spare wheel,...label located on the limited-use spare tire and wheel assembly. This tire may look like the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 317
    ... tire placard or limited-use spare tire and wheel assembly. Replace (or repair) the original ..., do not spin your vehicle's wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km...! Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may .... Do not spin your vehicle's wheels faster than 30 mph (48 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 318
    ...). When the tread is worn to the tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced. Many states have ... replacement at this point. Life of Tire The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying factors including, but not limited to: • Driving style • Tire pressure • Distance driven 1 - Worn...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 319
    ..., dry place with as little exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact with oil, grease,... Information" placard for the size designation of your tire. The service description and load identification ... contact your original equipment or an authorized tire dealer with any questions you may ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 320
    ... vehicle. Some combinations of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and braking of your vehicle. This can ...in serious injury or death. Use only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings approved ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 321
    ...indicate chain breakage. Remove the damaged parts of the chain before further use. • Install chains on the rear wheels as tightly as possible and then...30 mph (48 km/h). • Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle. • Use on rear wheels only. • Do...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 322
    320 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! (Continued) • Observe the tire chain manufacturer's instructions on the method of installation, operating speed, and ... for a prolonged period on dry pavement. Observe the tire chain manufacturer's instructions on method of installation, operating speed, and ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 323
    ... and perform different steering, driving, and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at...aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type tires. Rotation will increase tread ... tire rotation frequency for your type of driving found in the "Maintenance Schedules" section of this manual....
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 324
    ...System (TPMS) will warn the driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recommended cold placard ... the tire pressure to the recommended cold placard pressure in order for the TPM Telltale Light to turn ...and the TPM Telltale Light will turn off once the system receives the updated tire pressures...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 325
    ...psi (158 kPa). This tire pressure is sufficiently low enough to turn ON the TPM Telltale Light. Driving the vehicle may cause the tire pressure to ...will still be ON. In this situation, the TPM Telltale Light will turn OFF only after the tires are inflated to the vehicle's recommended...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 326
    ...TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in the tire. Base System The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each wheel as part of ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 327
    ... the system receives the updated tire pressures, the system will automatically update and the TPM Telltale Light will turn off. The vehicle may need to be ... providing the system fault still exists. The TPM Telltale Light will turn off when the fault condition no longer exists. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 328
    ... cycle, a chime will sound and the TPM Telltale Light will turn ON. 3. Driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes... mph (25 km/h) will turn off the TPM Telltale Light, as long as no tire pressure is... cycle, a chime will sound and the TPM Telltale Light will turn ON. 3. After driving the vehicle for up to...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 329
    ... TPMS to receive this information. Premium System - If Equipped The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each wheel as part of ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 330
    ... STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings The TPM Telltale Light will illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime will sound when tire pressure is ...you should stop as soon as possible and inflate all of the tires with low pressure (including those flashing ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 331
    STARTING AND OPERATING 329 turn off. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20... Warning If a system fault is detected, the TPM Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and ... and then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value to indicate which sensor is not being received. 5...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 332
    ... the next ignition key cycle, a chime will sound and the TPM Telltale Light will turn ON. In addition, the EVIC will display a low pressure message and a ... up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) the TPM Telltale Light will turn OFF, as long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning limit...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 333
    ...next ignition key cycle, the TPM Telltale Light will remain ON and a chime will sound. In addition,...key cycle, a chime will sound, the TPM Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds ...TPMS will update automatically. In addition, the TPM Telltale Light will turn OFF and the graphic in the EVIC...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 334
    ...AND OPERATING General Information This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and RSS ...interference that may cause undesired operation. The TPM sensors are regulated under one of the following licenses:... Engine The 2.7L engine is designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide excellent...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 335
    ... will not provide any benefit over regular gasoline in these engines. Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to ... high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experience...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 336
    ... these blends may result in starting and driveability problems and may damage critical fuel system components. Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline or E85 ethanol blends are not the ... some or all of these symptoms: • operate in a lean mode • OBD II "Malfunction Indicator Light" ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 337
    ... the same octane number without MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug life and reduces emissions system performance in some ...or ignition malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune or ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 338
    ... high concentrations of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such fuels or additives is not the responsibility of.... Have any abnormal conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive with all side windows fully open. • Keep the trunk closed when ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 339
    STARTING AND OPERATING 337 ADDING FUEL Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door on the left side of the ...side (near the edge) of the fuel filler door to access the fuel filler cap. If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use with this...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 340
    ... A poorly fitting gas cap could let impurities into the fuel system. • A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) to turn on. • To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not "top off" the fuel tank after ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 341
    ... cap is tightened properly. The MIL in the instrument cluster may turn on if the gas cap is not secured properly. Make sure that ... cap properly and press the TRIP ODOMETER button to turn off the message. If the problem continues, the message will appear the next time the vehicle is started. A loose, ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 342
    340 STARTING AND OPERATING VEHICLE LOADING The load carrying capacity of your vehicle is shown on the "Vehicle Certification Label." This information should be used for passenger and luggage loading as indicated. Do not exceed the specified Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 343
    ...control of the vehicle and have an accident. Overloading The load carrying components (axle, springs, tires, wheels, etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory service as long as you do not exceed the GVWR and the front and rear GAWR...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 344
    ...the driver's door for your vehicle's GVWR and GAWRs. • Refer to the "Tire Placard" for your vehicle's proper tire pressure. ...do with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully review this information to tow your load as efficiently and safely as possible. To maintain warranty coverage, follow...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 345
    ... than 10% or more than 15% of the trailer load. You must consider this as part of the load on your vehicle. Frontal Area The frontal area is the ... swaying motions while traveling. Weight-Carrying Hitch A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue weight, just as if it were luggage located at a...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 346
    ... most popular on the market today and they are commonly used to tow small- and mediumsized trailers. ... hitch system may reduce handling, stability, braking performance, and could result in an accident. ... distributing systems may not be compatible with surge brake couplers. Consult with your hitch and ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 347
    ...Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions Class Max. Trailer Hitch Industry Standards Class I - Light Duty 2,000 lbs (907 kg) Refer to the "Trailer ... for the Maximum Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given drivetrain. All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on your vehicle. 5
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 348
    ... maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain. Engine/Transmission Frontal Area Max. GTW (Gross Trailer Wt.) 1,000 ...see note) 100 lbs (45 kg) 2.7L & 3.5L Rear Wheel 22 sq ft (2.04 sq m) Drive (RWD) Automatic 3.5L All Wheel Drive 32 sq ft (2.97 sq m) 2,000 lbs (907 kg) 200 lbs (91...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 349
    ... Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on your bumper or trailer hitch. 5 Tire Placard Location Trailer and Tongue Weight Always load a trailer with...(GTW) on the tow hitch of your vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 350
    ...: Remember that everything put into or on the trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional factory-installed options or dealer-installed options must be considered as part of the total load on your vehicle. Refer to the "Tire and Loading Information" placard for ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 351
    ...your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can cause a loss of control, poor performance, or damage to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chassis structure, or tires. • Safety chains must always be used between your vehicle ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 352
    ... of your vehicle with that of the trailer. This could cause inadequate braking and possible personal injury. − An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is required when towing a trailer with electronically actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with a hydraulic surge actuated ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 353
    ... brake lining wear, higher brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances. Towing Requirements - Trailer Lights and Wiring Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size, stoplights and turn signals on the trailer are required for motoring safety. The Trailer Tow ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 354
    352 STARTING AND OPERATING The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle but you must mate the harness to ...Pins 2 - Male Pin 3 - Ground 4 - Park 5 - Left Stop/Turn 6 - Right Stop/Turn 1 2 3 4 - - - - Battery Backup Lamps Right Stop/Turn Electric Brakes 5 - Ground 6 - Left Stop/Turn 7 - ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 355
    ... more than 45 minutes of continuous operation, then change the automatic transmission fluid and filter according to the interval specified for "police, taxi, fleet, or frequent ... speed. − Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to maximize fuel efficiency. Towing Tips - ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 356
    ... speed. − Air Conditioning Turn off temporarily. RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.) Two-Wheel Drive and All-Wheel Drive Recreational towing for this vehicle ... not recommended. NOTE: If the vehicle requires towing, make sure all four wheels are off the ground.
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 357
    ... Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage ...358 ▫ Preparations For Jacking ...360 ▫ Jacking And Changing a Tire ...360 ▫ Compact Spare Tire ...366 ▫ Wheel Cover Or Center Cap Installation (If Equipped) ...366 6
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 358
    ... switch bank near the top center of the instrument panel. Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning ... Hazard Warning flasher switch is activated, all directional turn signals will flash on and off to... If your air conditioner is on, turn it off. The air conditioning system adds heat to the engine ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 359
    ... the pointer drops back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on the "H," turn the engine off immediately and call for service. JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING WARNING! • Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 360
    358 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! (Continued) • The jack is designed to use as a tool for changing tires only. The jack should not be used to lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle should be jacked on a firm level surface only. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 361
    ... IN EMERGENCIES 359 6 Spare Tire Fastener Jack Fastener 4. Remove the spare tire. 5. Remove the fastener securing the jack. WARNING! A loose tire or jack ... in a collision or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in the places provided.
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 362
    ...of the jacking position. For example, if changing the right front tire, block the left rear wheel. NOTE: Passengers should ... the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be raised. • Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic transmission in PARK; a manual transmission in REVERSE. (Continued)
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 363
    ...jack in the positions indicated and for lifting this vehicle during a tire change. • If working on or near a roadway, be extremely ... stowed, spares must be stowed with the valve stem facing the ground. • Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher. Jack Warning Label 1. Remove the spare tire, jack, and ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 364
    ...the wheel cover at this time. If equipped with aluminum wheels where the center cap covers the lug nuts, use the lug wrench to pry the center cap off carefully before raising the vehicle....the wheel covers with care to avoid contact with the metal edges and retention teeth. Center Cap Removal
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 365
    ... to loosen, but not remove, the lug nuts on the wheel with the flat tire. Turn the lug nuts counterclockwise one turn while the wheel is still on the ground. 4. Place the jack underneath the lift area that is closest to the flat tire. Turn the jack screw clockwise to firmly engage the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 366
    364 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Jack Engagement Locations
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 367
    ... tire. NOTE: For vehicles so equipped, do not attempt to install a center cap or wheel cover on the compact spare. However, when reinstalling the road tire, follow the procedure under "Wheel Cover or Center Cap Installation" in place of the remaining steps in...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 368
    ...first opportunity and reinstall it on your vehicle. Failure to do so could result in loss of vehicle control. Wheel Cover or Center Cap Installation (If Equipped) NOTE: Do not attempt to install a center cap or wheel cover on the compact spare.
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 369
    ...on the axle. For vehicles equipped with wheel covers, perform Steps 2 and 3. For vehicles equipped with center caps, proceed to Step 4. 2. ... the lug nuts fully until the vehicle is lowered to the ground. 6 Tire and Wheel Cover Or Center Cap 1 - Valve Stem 2 - Valve Notch 3 - Wheel Lug Nut 4 - Wheel ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 370
    ... them checked with a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at a service station. 7. For vehicles equipped with center caps, install the center cap by hand. ... use a hammer or excessive force to install the center cap. 8. Stow the jack, tools, and spare tire. Make sure the base of the jack faces ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 371
    ...JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES WARNING! (Continued) • Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution; do not ... is flammable and explosive. Keep flame or spark away from the vent holes. • Do not ... to get it started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 372
    ... booster cable reach, but do not allow the vehicles to touch one another. 3. Set the parking brake, place the automatic transmission in PARK, and turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position on both vehicles. 4. Turn off the heater, radio, and ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 373
    ... the cable to the negative post of the discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark could cause the battery to explode. • During cold weather when ... ESPЉ under ЉElectronic Stability ProgramЉ in Section 5 if the ESP/BAS light (in 6 Jump-Starting 1 - Engine Ground 2 - Positive Battery Post
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 374
    ..., or snow, it can often be moved by a rocking motion. Turn your steering wheel right and left to clear the area around...pressure to maintain the rocking motion without spinning the wheels is most effective. NOTE: Turn OFF the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) - if equipped, or Traction Control System...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 375
    ... (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage may result. • Racing the engine or spinning the wheels too fast may lead to transmission overheating and failure. It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels above 35 mph (55 km/h). WARNING! Fast spinning tires ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 376
    ... WITHOUT AWD may be towed (with rear wheels on the ground) with the transmission in NEUTRAL under the following conditions: ... these towing limits may cause transmission failure. Vehicles equipped with AWD can be towed with the transmission in NEUTRAL and the rear wheels OFF the ground (or the rear ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 377
    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 375 CAUTION! (Continued) • If the transmission is not operative or if the vehicle is to be towed more than 15 miles (... as damage to the bumper fascia and transmission may result. If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.) while being towed, the key must be...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 378
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 379
    ...5.7L ...381 Ⅵ Onboard Diagnostic System - OBD II ...382 ▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap ...382 Ⅵ Emissions Inspection And Maintenance Programs ...383 Ⅵ Replacement Parts ...384 Ⅵ Dealer Service ...385 Ⅵ Maintenance Procedures ...385 ▫ Engine Oil ...385 ▫ ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 380
    ... 419 ▫ Low Beam Headlight, High Beam Headlight, And Park/Turn Light - Models With High Intensity Discharge Headlights (HID) ...422 ▫ Backup Light, Side Marker Light, Tail/Turn Light, And Tail/Stop Light ...423 ▫ License Light ...426 Ⅵ Fluids And Capacities ...427 Ⅵ Fluids, Lubricants, And...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 381
    ...1 2 3 4 5 - - - - - Integrated Power Module Engine Oil Dipstick Brake Fluid Reservoir Access Cover Engine Coolant Reservoir Power Steering Fluid Reservoir 6 - Air Cleaner Filter 7 - Coolant Pressure Cap 8 - Engine Oil Fill 9 - Remote Jump-Start ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 382
    ... ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 3.5L 1 2 3 4 5 - Integrated Power Module - Air Cleaner Filter - Brake Fluid Reservoir Access Cover - Coolant Pressure Cap - Power Steering Fluid Reservoir 6 - Engine Coolant Reservoir 7 - Engine Oil Fill 8 - Engine Oil Dipstick ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 383
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 381 ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 5.7L 7 1 2 3 4 5 - - - - - Integrated Power Module Coolant Pressure Cap Brake Fluid Reservoir Access Cover Engine Coolant Reservoir Power Steering Fluid Reservoir 6 - Air Cleaner Filter 7 - Engine Oil Fill 8 -...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 384
    ... engine emissions well within current government regulations. If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system will turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). It will also store diagnostic codes and other information to assist your ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 385
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 383 TRIP ODOMETER button to turn off the message. If the problem continues, the message will appear the next time the vehicle is started. A loose, .... 4. As soon as you turn your key to the ON position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part of a normal ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 386
    ...then return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the engine. This means ...MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully illuminated until you turn OFF ...caused by the use of non-MOPAR௡ parts for maintenance and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer's warranty...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 387
    ... Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personnel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are available which include detailed service information for your vehicle. Refer to these manuals ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 388
    ... or underfilling will cause oil aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine. Change Engine Oil The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance. Refer to the "Maintenance Schedule" ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 389
    ... NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000... best performance and maximum protection under all types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only ... your engine. For information on engine oil filler cap location, refer to "Engine Compartment" in this section....
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 390
    ...intervals for oil and filter changes are followed. Materials Added to Engine Oil Do not add any supplemental materials, other... oil and oil filters, indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service station, or governmental agency for advice ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 391
    ... varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR௡ engine air cleaner filters are a high quality filter and ...The top of the maintenance-free battery is permanently sealed. You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required. 7
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 392
    ... engine compartment for jump-starting. WARNING! • Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can burn... gas is flammable and explosive. Keep flame or sparks away from the battery. Don't use a booster ... other. • Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 393
    ...posts and free of corrosion. • If a "fast charger" is used while the battery is in the vehicle, disconnect ... vehicle battery cables before connecting the charger to the battery. Do not use a "fast charger" to provide starting voltage. Air Conditioner Maintenance For best possible performance, your...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 394
    ... product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning service be performed by authorized dealers or other service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment. NOTE: Use only manufacturer ... doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease such ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 395
    ... proper function. When performing other underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism and... of the wiper blades. Always use washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt..., etc. Windshield Washers The windshield washer fluid reservoir is located in the front of the engine compartment...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 396
    .... This rating information can be found on most washer fluid containers. The fluid reservoir will hold nearly 1 gal (4 L) of washer fluid when the message "Low Washer Fluid" appears in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) (if equipped). Exhaust System The best protection against carbon ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 397
    ... condition. In the event of engine malfunction, particularly involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly. Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe malfunction could cause the converter to overheat, resulting in possible damage to the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 398
    ...: • Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in motion. • Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the vehicle. • Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 399
    ...cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position. The fan... running), check the cooling system pressure cap for proper vacuum sealing by draining a small... (antifreeze) from the radiator drain cock. If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 400
    ...Coolant Use only the manufacturer's recommended engine coolant (antifreeze). Refer to "Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts" in this section for the correct fluid type. CAUTION! • Mixing of engine coolant... Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 401
    ... not been designed for use with propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze). Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended. Adding Coolant Your vehicle ...) throughout the life of your vehicle. Please review these recommendations for using Hybrid Organic ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 402
    ... frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) changes. Cooling System Pressure Cap The cap must be fully ... HOT" on the cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution. Never add engine coolant (antifreeze) ... of Used Coolant Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is a regulated substance ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 403
    ... children, do not store ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) in open containers ... so there is no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for engine coolant (antifreeze)... point or replacing coolant. Advise your service attendant of this. As long as the engine operating temperature ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 404
    .... Brake System In order to assure brake system performance, all brake system components should be ... an accident. Driving with your foot resting or riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and possible brake damage. You wouldn't have your full ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 405
    ... Fluid Level Check Check the fluid level in the master cylinder immediately if the brake system warning light indicates system failure. Check the fluid level in the master..., fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake pads wear. However, low fluid level may be caused ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 406
    404 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Do not allow petroleum-based fluid to contaminate the brake fluid. Seal damage may result. Automatic Transmission Fluid Level Check Regular automatic transmission fluid level checks are not required. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 407
    ... optimum transmission performance. Use only manufacturer's recommended transmission fluid. Refer to "Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts" in this section for the correct fluid type. It is important that the transmission fluid be maintained at the prescribed level using...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 408
    ... inspect the differential fluid level, remove the fill plug. The fluid level should be even with or slightly below the bottom of the hole. Fluid Changes Refer to the "Maintenance Schedule" in Section 8 for proper maintenance intervals. Appearance Care and...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 409
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 407 Washing • Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR௡ Car Wash or a mild car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with clear water. • If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use MOPAR&#-5330;.
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 410
    ...touch up paint to match the color of your vehicle. Wheel and Wheel Trim Care All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and chrome... soil and/or excessive brake dust, use MOPAR௡ Wheel Cleaner (05066247AB) or equivalent... cleaner. Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush, or metal...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 411
    ... to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean your leather upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not required to maintain the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 412
    ... if they appear frayed or worn or if the buckles do not work properly. Cleaning the Center Console Cupholders Clean with a damp cloth or towel using a mild detergent with the cupholder in the center console. NOTE: The cupholder cannot be removed.
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 413
    ... to use only a fuse having the correct amperage rating. The use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated may result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it indicates a problem in the circuit that must be corrected. 7 Integrated Power Module
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 414
    ...10 11 Cartridge Fuse 30 Amp Pink 30 Amp Pink MiniFuse - - Description Windshield Wiper Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Valves - if equipped Radiator Fan Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Pump Motor - if equipped - Radiator Fan - - - 12 13 40 Amp - Green 50 Amp - ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 415
    ...Cavity 19 20 21 22 Cartridge Fuse - - - - MiniFuse - - - - Description - - - - Rear Power Distribution Center There is also a power distribution center located in the trunk under the spare tire access panel. This center contains fuses and relays. Opening The Access ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 416
    ...other than indicated may result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it indicates a problem in the circuit that must be corrected. Rear Power Distribution Center
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 417
    ...9 10 11 * 12 * 13 * 14 - - - - - - 15 - 15 Amp Diagnostic Link ConnecBlue tor (DLC)/Wireless Control Module (WCM)/ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) 20 Amp Power Outlet Yellow 10 Amp AC Heater Control/ Red Cluster/Security Module - if equipped 20 Amp Trailer Tow Brake ModYellow ule - if equipped 7
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 418
    ... Red 5 Amp Orange Description Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) Ignition Run Stop Lights 30 - 31 32 33 34 - - - - Cluster/Electronic Stability Program (ESP) - if equipped/Powertrain Control Module (PCM)/ STOP LIGHT Switch 10 Amp Door Modules/Power Red Mirrors/Steering Control Module (...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 419
    ... if Yellow equipped/Video Monitor - if equipped/Radio 15 Amp Transmission Blue 10 Amp Cargo Light/Satellite Red Receiver (SDARS) Video - if equipped/Vehicle Information Module... Bank - 10 Amp AC Heater Control/ Red Headlights/Tire Pressure Monitoring - if equipped 30 Amp - Front ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 420
    ... possibility of compressor damage when the system is started again. REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS Interior Bulb Number Rear Courtesy/Reading Lights ... Box Light ...194 Door Courtesy ...562 Shift Indicator Light ...JKLE14140 Optional Door Map Pocket / Cupholder Lighting ...LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 421
    ... switches, see your authorized dealer for replacement instructions. All of the interior bulbs are glass wedge base or glass cartridge types. Aluminum base bulbs ... Dealer) Front Side Marker ...194 (Serviced at Authorized Dealer) Tail/Stop Light ...3057 Tail/Turn Light ...3057 Rear Side Marker ...168 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 422
    ... with an oily surface, clean the bulb with rubbing alcohol. 3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and install the replacement bulb. 4. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly into the headlight assembly, and then turn it clockwise. 1 - High Beam Headlight Bulb 2 - Low Beam Headlight Bulb
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 423
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 421 3 - Park/Turn Light Bulb 4 - Side Marker Light Bulb 7
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 424
    422 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Low Beam Headlight, High Beam Headlight, and Park/Turn Light - Models with High Intensity Discharge Headlights (HID) HID Headlights The headlights are a type of high voltage discharge tube. High voltage can remain in...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 425
    ... YOUR VEHICLE 423 Backup Light, Side Marker Light, Tail/Turn Light, and ...Open the Trunk. 2. Remove two fasteners from the back of the tail light assembly. 4. Remove the remaining fastener ...connector. 7 3. Pull back the trunk liner. 7. Pull the tail light assembly clear from the vehicle to access ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 426
    424 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 8. Turn the appropriate bulb and socket assembly counterclockwise to remove it from the tail light assembly. 2 - Side Marker Light Bulb 1 - Backup Light Bulb
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 427
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 425 3 - Tail/Turn Light Bulb 4 - Tail/Stop Light Bulb 7 9. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and install the replacement bulb. 10. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly into the tail light assembly, and then turn it clockwise.
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 428
    426 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 11. Reinstall the tail light assembly, fasteners, electrical connector, and trunk liner. 12. Close the trunk. License Light 1. Remove the screws securing ... assembly and install the replacement bulb. 1 - License Light Bulb 2 - Socket 4. Reinstall the bulb and ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 429
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 427 FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES U.S. Fuel (Approximate) 2.7 Liter Engine 3.5 Liter Engine without All Wheel Drive 3.5 Liter Engine with All Wheel ...5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula) 3.5 Liter Engine without All Wheel Drive (MOPAR௡ Antifreeze/ Coolant 5 Year/100...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 430
    428 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 3.5 Liter Engine with All Wheel Drive (MOPAR௡ Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula) 5.7 Liter Engine without Severe Duty II Cooling System (MOPAR௡ Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula) 5.7 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 431
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 429 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS Engine Component Engine Coolant Engine Oil (2.7L Engine) Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part MOPAR௡ Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,... mm]) Engine Oil (3.5L Engine) Engine Oil (5.7L Engine) 7 Spark Plugs (2.7L Engine) Spark ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 432
    ... Axle Transfer Case Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part MOPAR௡ ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid MOPAR௡ DOT 3 and SAE J1703 should be.... Use only recommended brake fluids. MOPAR௡ Power Steering Fluid + 4, MOPAR௡ ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid API GL-5 SAE 75W90 Synthetic Gear Lubricant or ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 433
    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Ⅵ Emissions Control System Maintenance ...432 Ⅵ Maintenance Schedule ...432 ▫ Required Maintenance Intervals ...434 M A I N T E N A N C E S C H E D U L E S 8
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 434
    ...in the instrument cluster odometer and a single chime will sound, indicating that an oil change is necessary. Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change indicator message will illuminate. This means that service is required for your vehicle. Have ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 435
    .... S • Inspect the battery, and clean and tighten the terminals as required. • Check the fluid levels of coolant reservoir, brake master cylinder, power steering, and transmission, and add as needed. 8
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 436
    ...E N A N C E S C H E D U L E S 434 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES • Check all lights and other electrical items for correct operation. At Each Oil Change • Change the engine oil filter. • Inspect the brake hoses and lines. Required Maintenance ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 437
    ... M 6,000 Miles (10,000 km) or 6 Months Maintenance Service Schedule ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. ❏ Rotate tires. 12,000 Miles (...) or 12 Months Maintenance Service Schedule ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. ❏ Rotate tires. ❏ If using ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 438
    ... (30,000 km) or T 18 Months Maintenance E N Service Schedule A ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. N C ❏ Rotate tires. E ❏ Inspect the rear axle fluid. Inspect the S C H E D U L E S front axle fluid - All Wheel Drive (AWD). 24,000 Miles (40,000 km) or 24 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 439
    ... ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. ❏ Rotate tires. ❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter. ❏ Replace the spark plugs (2.7L and 5.7L Engines). ❏ Inspect the transfer case fluid - All Wheel Drive (AWD). ❏ Adjust parking brake ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 440
    ... Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals; replace if necessary. ❏ Change the rear axle fluid and on models equipped with All Wheel Drive (AWD) change the front axle fluid if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 441
    ...brake linings; replace if necessary. Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes. Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter if using your vehicle for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, or ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 442
    ...) or T 66 Months Maintenance E N Service Schedule A ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. N C ❏ Rotate tires. E S C H E ... (if equipped) ❏ Inspect the rear axle fluid. Inspect the front axle fluid - All Wheel Drive (AWD). ❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary. ❏ Inspect ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 443
    ...,000 km) or 78 Months Maintenance Service Schedule ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. ❏ Rotate tires. 84,000 Miles (140,000 km) or 84 Months Maintenance Service Schedule ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. ❏ Rotate tires. ❏ If using your vehicle for ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 444
    ... (150,000 km) or 90 Months Maintenance Service T Schedule E ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. N A ❏ Rotate tires. N ❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter. C ❏ Replace the spark plugs (2.7L and 5.7L Engines). E ❏ Inspect and replace PCV ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 445
    ...and boot seals; replace if necessary. ❏ Change the rear axle fluid and on models equipped with All Wheel Drive (AWD) change the ... the engine oil and engine oil filter. ❏ Rotate tires. ❏ Replace the spark plugs (3.5L Engines). ❏ Replace the timing belt (3.5L Engine). ❏ Flush and replace the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 446
    ... km) or 108 Months Maintenance Service T Schedule E ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. N A ❏ Rotate tires. N ❏ If using your ...U L E S ❏ Inspect the rear axle fluid. Inspect the front axle fluid - All Wheel Drive (AWD). ❏ Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary. 114,000 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 447
    ...filter. Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped) Replace the spark plugs (2.7L and 5.7L Engines). Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary...tie rod ends and boot seals; replace if necessary. Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter. Change the transfer...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 448
    ...000 Miles (220,000 km) or T 132 Months Maintenance E N Service Schedule A ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. N C ❏ Rotate tires. E ❏ If...or 138 Months Maintenance Service Schedule ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. ❏ Rotate tires. 8 Odometer ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 449
    ... ❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. ❏ Rotate tires. ❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter. ❏ Replace the spark plugs (2.7L and 5.7L Engines). ❏ Inspect the transfer case fluid - All Wheel Drive (AWD). ❏ Adjust parking brake ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 450
    M A I N T E N A N C E S C H E D U L E S 448 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 451
    ...451 Ⅵ If You Need Assistance ...451 ▫ Chrysler LLC Customer Center ...452 ▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center ...452 ▫ ... The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) ...453 ▫ Service Contract ...453 Ⅵ Warranty Information (U.S. Vehicles Only) ...454 Ⅵ MOPAR௡ Parts ...454 Ⅵ Reporting ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 452
    450 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE Ⅵ Publication Order Forms ...455 Ⅵ Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire Quality Grades ...457 ▫ Treadwear ...457 ▫ Traction Grades ...457 ▫ Temperature Grades ...458
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 453
    ... a maintenance log of your vehicle's service history. This can often provide a clue to the current problem. Prepare A List Make a written list of your ... We want you to be happy with our products and services. Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer. We strongly ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 454
    ...is why you should always talk to an authorized dealer's service manager first. Most matters can be resolved ...Vehicle delivery date and mileage Chrysler LLC Customer Center P.O. Box 21-8004 Auburn Hills, MI ...800) 992-1997 Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center P.O. Box 1621 Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6 Phone...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 455
    ... the manufacturer's New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only the manufacturer's service contracts. If you ... service contract, and you require service after the manufacturer's New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the contract documents, and contact the...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 456
    ...) See the Warranty Information Booklet for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Motors LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle. MOPARா PARTS Mopar௡ fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are available from an authorized dealer. They will ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 457
    ... Boxes). • Service Manuals These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the information that students and professional technicians need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintaining, servicing, and repairing Chrysler LLC 9
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 458
    ...detailed illustrations. These practical manuals make it easy for students and technicians to find and fix problems on computer-... how to find and correct problems the first time, using step-bystep troubleshooting and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests and a complete list of all tools and ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 459
    ...grades. Treadwear The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on...performance. WARNING! The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering,...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 460
    ...indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate ... C corresponds to a level of performance, which all passenger car tires must meet under... test wheel, than the minimum required by law. WARNING! The temperature grade for this tire is established...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 461
    INDEX 10
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 462
    ... System ...253,255,256,391 Air Pressure, Tires ...311 Airbag ...52 Airbag Deployment ...59,62 Airbag Light ...60,65,79,175 Airbag ...) ...398,399,427 Disposal ...400 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...294,296 Anti-Lock Warning Light ...182 Anti-Theft Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) ...18 Appearance Care ......
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 463
    ...Special Additives ...405 Automatic Transmission ...276,282,404,405 Adding Fluid ...405,430 Autostick ...405 Torque Converter ...Automatic Transmission Limp Home Mode Autostick ...Axle Fluid ...Axle Lubrication (... System, Electronic ...296 Brake Fluid ...430 Brake, Parking ...292 Brake System ...402 10...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 464
    ...Cylinder ...403 Parking ...292 Warning Light ...179 Brakes ...402 Brake/Transmission Interlock ...275 Break-... ...418,419 Bulbs, Light ...80,418 Calibration, Compass ...Capacities, Fluid ...Caps, Filler Fuel ... ...319 Changing A Flat Tire ...357 Chart, Tire Sizing ...303 Check Engine Light (Malfunction ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 465
    ... Corrosion Protection ...406 Cruise Control (Speed Control) ...141 Cruise Light ...172 Cupholders ...158,410 Customer Assistance ...451 Customer Programmable Features ...193 Data Recorder, Event ...65 Daytime Brightness, Interior Lights ...136 Daytime Running Lights ...133 Dealer Service ...385 10
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 466
    ... ...287 Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing Water ...288 DVD Player (Video Entertainment System™) ...248 Electric Rear Window ... Electronic Stability Program (ESP) ...298 Electronic Throttle Control Warning Light ...173 Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) ...183 Emergency Deck Lid...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 467
    ... Flooded, Starting ...271 Fuel Requirements ...332 Jump Starting ...369 Oil ...385,427,429 Oil Change Interval ...177,186,386 Oil Filler Cap ...387 Oil Filter ...388 Oil Filter Disposal ...388 Oil Selection ...387,427 Oil Synthetic ......
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 468
    ... Flat Tire Changing ...357 Flooded Engine Starting ...271 Floor Console ...159 Fluid, Brake ...430 ......427 Fluid Leaks ...80 Fluid Level Checks Automatic Transmission ...404 Brake ...403 Cooling System .........405 Fluids ...429 Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts ...429 Fog Lights ...133,176 Folding ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 469
    ...332 Specifications ...429 Tank Capacity ...427 Fuel System Caution ...338 Fueling ...337 Fuses ...411 Garage Door Opener (HomeLink௡) ...146 Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) ...337,382 Gasoline, Clean Air ...333 Gasoline, Reformulated ...333 Gauges Coolant Temperature ...173 Fuel ...172 Odometer ...177 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 470
    ... High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch ...135 Lights On Reminder ...133 On With Wipers ...132,138 Passing ... ...15 Infant Restraint ...67,68 Information Center, Vehicle ...183 Inside Rearview Mirror ...85...Appearance Care ...408 Interior Fuses ...411 Interior Lights ...135 Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 471
    ... ...12 Kicker Sound System ...246 Knee Bolster ...52 Lane Change and Turn Signals ...134 Lap/Shoulder Belts ...42 LATCH (Lower ......80 Hood ...129 Lead Free Gasoline ...332 Leaks, Fluid ...80 Life of Tires ...316 Light Bulbs ...80,418 Lights ...80,131 Airbag ...60,65,79,175 Anti-Lock ...182 Automatic ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 472
    ... Intensity Control ...136 Interior ...135,145 License ...426 Lights On Reminder ...133 Low Fuel ...182 Malfunction Indicator (... Reminder ...176 Service ...418,419 Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) ...183 Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) ...180,322 Traction Control ...300 Turn Signal ...80,...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 473
    ... Procedures ...385 Maintenance Schedule ...432 Maintenance, Sunroof ...155 Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . 183,383 Manual, Service ...455 Map/Reading Lights ...135,145 Master Cylinder (Brakes) ...403 Methanol ...333 Mini-Trip Computer ...187...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 474
    ...145 Overheating, Engine ...174,356 Owner's Manual (Operator Manual) ...4,455 Paint Care ...406 Panic Alarm ...24 Parking Brake ...292 Passing Light ...135 Pedals, Adjustable ...140 Personal Settings ...193 Pets ...77
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 475
    ... ...306 Power Deck Lid Release ...39 Distribution Center (Fuses) ...411 Door Locks ...30 Mirrors ...... ...291 Sunroof ...152 Windows ...35 Power Steering Fluid ...430 Pregnant Women and Seat Belts ......Transmitters (Remote Keyless Entry) ...20 Radial Ply Tires ...313 Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 476
    474 INDEX Reminder, Lights On ...133 Reminder, Seat Belt ...49 Remote Control Starting System ...26 Remote ... ...39 Replacement Bulbs ...418 Replacement Keys ...16 Replacement Parts ...384 Replacement Tires ...317 Reporting Safety Defects ...454 Resetting Oil Change Indicator ...177,186 Restraint, ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 477
    ... ...17 Sentry Key Replacement ...16 Service Assistance ...451 Service Contract ...453 Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator) ...183 Service Manuals ...455 Setting the Clock ...199,213,216,226 Settings, Personal ...193 Shifting ......
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 478
    ...) ...319 Snow Tires ...320 Sound System Kicker ...246 Spare Tire ...313,314,358 Spark Plugs ...429 Specifications Fuel (Gasoline) ...429 Oil ...429 Speed Control (... Controls ...134 Column Lock ...139 Power ...291 Tilt Column ...139 Wheel, Tilt ...139 Steering Wheel Mounted Sound ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 479
    ...System (Security Alarm) ...18 Tilt Steering Column ...139 Time Delay, Headlight ...132 Tire and Loading...,310,457 Aging (Life of Tires) ...316 Air Pressure ...310 Chains ...319 Changing ...357,360 ... Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) ...322 Pressure Warning Light ...180 Quality Grading ...457 Radial ...313...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 480
    ... Towing Guide ...346 Trailer Weight ...346 Transfer Case ...405 Fluid ...405,430 Maintenance ...406 Transmission ...404 Automatic ...273,276,282,404 Fluid ...430 Range Indicator ...277,282 Shifting ...273 Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) ...25 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 481
    ...387 Voice Recognition System (VR) ...117 Warning Flasher, Hazard ...356 Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) ...172 Warnings and Cautions ...6 Warranty Information ...454 Washer, Adding Fluid ...393 Washers, Windshield ...137,138,393 Washing Vehicle ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 482
    480 INDEX Water Driving Through ...288 Wheel and Wheel Trim ...408 Wheel and Wheel Trim Care ...408 Wind Buffeting ...39,154 Window Airbag (Side Curtain) ...... Defroster ...80,254,260 Windshield Washers ...137,138 Fluid ...393 Windshield Wiper Blades ...393 Windshield Wipers ...137 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 483
    ... of the vehicle. Care should be used in mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may affect the accuracy or operation of the compass on ...with output power greater than normal may require special precautions. All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications ...
  • 2009 Dodge Charger | Owner Manual - Page 484
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