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2011 Dodge Avenger Manual

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  • 2011 Dodge Avenger | User Guide - Page 1
    201 1 user guide
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    ... features of your vehicle. The DVD enclosed contains your Owner's Manual, Navigation/Media Center ...of your vehicle, you may obtain a printed copy of the Owner's Manual, Navigation/Media Center ... Replacement DVD kits may be purchased by visiting www.techauthority.com. Copyright 2011 Chrysler Group LLC.
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    ... Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) ...45 Recreational Towing (Behind Motorhome, ... ...Wiper/Washer Lever ...Speed Control ...Manual Climate Controls ...Automatic Temperature Controls (... For The Hearing Impaired Publications Ordering ...Reporting Safety Defects In The 50 United States And ...
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    ... because they take your eyes from the road or your attention from driving. Never text ... Radios). Additional DVD operational information is located on the back of the DVD sleeve. For complete owner information, refer to your Owner's Manual on the DVD in the owner's kit provided at the time of new ...
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    ... and possible injury or damage. • Refer to your Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details. USE OF ... persist, please see an authorized dealer. CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP, RAM TRUCK, ATF+4, MOPAR and Uconnect are registered trademarks of Chrysler Group LLC. COPYRIGHT ©2011 CHRYSLER GROUP LLC 3
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    CONTROLS AT A GLANCE DRIVER COCKPIT 4
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    CONTROLS AT A GLANCE 5
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    ... CLUSTER Warning Lights - Low Fuel Warning Light - Charging System Light** - Oil Pressure Warning Light** - Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light** - ...) Light - Engine Temperature Warning Light - Transmission Temperature Warning Light - Seat Belt Reminder Light BRAKE - Brake Warning Light** - Malfunction ...
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    ...ESC) Off Indicator Odometer Messages door - Door Ajar deck - Trunk Ajar HOTOIL* - Transaxle Oil Temperature Exceeds Safe Threshold CHAngE OIL* - Change Engine Oil gASCAP - Fuel Cap Fault LoW TirE* - Low Tire Pressure * If equipped ** Bulb Check with ...
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    ... to unlock all the doors. • All doors can be programmed to unlock on the first press of the UNLOCK button. Refer to Programmable Features in this guide. Opening The Trunk • Press the TRUNK button on the transmitter two times within five seconds to open the trunk. Panic Alarm • Press the ...
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    ...frays, or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt assemblies must ... positions are equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision. • A deployed pretensioner or a ...
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    ..., stays on, or turns on while driving, have the vehicle serviced by an authorized service center immediately. • Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details regarding the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). WARNING! • Relying on ...
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    ... anchorages are round bars, located at the rear of the seat cushion where it meets the seatback. They are just visible when you lean into the rear seat to install the child restraint. You will easily ... strap anchorages are under a plastic cover. • Loosen the child seat adjusters on the lower straps...
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    ... Attach the lower hooks or connectors over the top of the seat cover material. • Then rotate the tether anchorage cover directly behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint and attach ... if necessary. • Rotate the cover over the anchor directly behind the seat where you are placing ...
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    ..., controls forward/back, up/down, and tilt adjustment. • The recline switch controls the seatback recliner. Manual Seat Adjustment Forward/Rearward • Lift up on the adjusting bar located at the front of the seat near the floor and release at the desired position. Recliner ...
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    ... downward to increase the lumbar support or upward to decrease the lumbar support as desired. Driver's Seat Height Adjustment • The height adjustment control lever is located on the outboard side of the seat. Raise the lever to raise the seat. Lower the ...
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    ... while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could cause you to lose control.... be severely injured or killed. Only adjust a seat while the vehicle is parked. • Do not ... the recliner only when the vehicle is parked. REAR SEATS Folding Rear Seatback • To fold the rear ...
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    ...approximately 45 minutes. CAUTION! Repeated overheating of the seat could damage the heating element and/...alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical conditions must exercise care when using the seat heater.... of time. • Do not place anything on the seat that insulates against heat, such as a blanket ...
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    GETTING STARTED TILT / TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN • The tilt/telescoping control lever is located below the steering wheel at the end of the steering column. • Push down on the lever to unlock the steering column. • To tilt the steering column, move the steering wheel upward or downward as ...
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    ... lights or headlights are on. • Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the next detent position to brighten the odometer and radio controls when the parking lights or headlights are on. • Rotate the center portion of the lever upward to the last detent to turn on the interior lighting....
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    OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE Turn Signals/Lane Change Assist • Tap the lever up or down once and the turn signal (right or left) will flash three times and automatically turn off. WIPER/WASHER LEVER Front Wipers Intermittent, Low And High Operation • Rotate the end of the lever to the first detent ...
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    ... fast for the conditions, and you could lose control. A collision could be the result. Do not use Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery. 20
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    OPERATING YOUR VEHICLE MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROLS Air Recirculation • Use recirculation for maximum A/C operation. • For window defogging, turn the recirculation button off. • Recirculation is not allowed in defrost, floor, defrost/floor (mix) modes. AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROLS (ATC) ...
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    ... flash three times to indicate the cabin air is being controlled automatically. POWER SUNROOF Manual Open/Close • Press and hold the switch rearward to open or .... NOTE: Pinch protection is disabled while the switch is pressed and held during manual opening and closing of the sunroof or shade. 22
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    ... sunroof. You could also be severely injured or killed. Always fasten your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are properly secured too.... children to operate the sunroof. Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or any object to project through the sunroof opening. Injury may result. ...
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    ELECTRONICS YOUR VEHICLE'S SOUND SYSTEM 24
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    ELECTRONICS 25
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    ELECTRONICS NON-TOUCH-SCREEN RADIOS Media Center 130 (Sales Code RES) Media Center 130 with Satellite Radio (Sales Code RES + RSC) 26
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    ...and your passengers. Some of these radio features should not be used when driving because they take your eyes from the road or your attention from driving. • The radio sales code is located on the lower right side of the radio faceplate. ...
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    ... source and play through the vehicle speakers. • Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the Audio Jack is connected, ...• Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to save the time change. • To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds. Store Radio Presets • Press ...
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    ELECTRONICS TOUCH-SCREEN RADIO Media Center 730N CD/DVD/HDD/NAV (Sales Code RHR) Media Center 430/430N CD/DVD/HDD (Sales Code RBZ/RHB) 29
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    ...and your passengers. Some of these radio features should not be used when driving because they take your eyes from the road or your attention from driving. • The radio sales code is located on the lower right side of the radio faceplate. ...
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    ... device containing your pictures in JPEG format into the USB port on the radio face. • Touch ... available in the MANAGE MY PICTURES screen. • In order to display the imported picture in the radio screen, touch ...mark indicates the currently used picture. Cleaning Your Touch-Screen Radio • Do not ...
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    ... USB Port on the radio allows you to copy songs from a connected USB drive or supported media ... media devices. Supported devices may be controlled through the vehicles steering wheel or radio controls, .... NOTE: Many features of this radio are speed dependent. For your own safety, it is not possible to...
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    ...and touch the SAVE soft-key to complete programming. Change Stored Home Address • Press the MENU hard-...the EDIT CONTACT soft-key, then touch the CHANGE ADDRESS soft-key in the next screen. •...you want to route to. Navigation - Media Center 430N (Sales Code RHB) Only • For software updates, visit...
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    ..., Points of Interest, Recently Found, Favorites and Intersection are a few of the options. • After touching one of the subcategories, follow the on-screen steps to... • Touch the NAV soft-key in the upper-right corner of your radio screen, to access the Navigation system. • Touch Where To? , then...
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    ... Listings • Check which movies (includes start times, ratings, run lengths and summaries) are playing at theaters ... to your Media Center 730N (RHR) User's Manual or Media Center 430/430N (RBZ/RHB) User's Manual for more details. STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS • The steering wheel audio controls ...
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    .... • For vehicles not equipped with VES™, refer to your vehicle Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details. NOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone ..., Version 0.96 or higher. For Uconnect™ customer support, call 1-877-855-8400 or visit www.dodge.com/uconnect. Phone Pairing NOTE: Pairing is a one-time ...
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    ... system allows you to control your AM, FM radio, satellite radio, disc player, HDD, Uconnect™ Phone, a memo recorder, and supported portable media devices. located on the radio faceplate • When you press the Voice Command button or steering wheel, ...
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    ...Voice Command, your Media Center 430N radio may be able to play incoming SMS ...compatible with this feature. Refer to the phone compatibility list at www.dodge.com/uconnect. Connected mobile phones must... equipped with VES™, refer to your vehicle Owner's Manual on the DVD for Uconnect™ Voice Command...
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    ... voice commands. Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for details. NOTE: • The USB port supports certain Mini... refer to the USB Port section in the Owner's Manual on the DVD. Refer to www.dodge.com/uconnect website for a list of tested iPod®s. Some iPod® software versions may not fully support ...
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    ... and Personal Settings. For additional information, refer to Programmable Features in this guide. • Press and release the MENU button to advance the ...compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to set the compass manually. When the vehicle is new, the compass may appear erratic and the ...
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    ...Press and release the MENU button until Personal Settings displays, then press the DOWN to scroll through the settings. Press the SELECT button to button change the setting Language Auto Unlock On Exit RKE Unlock Sound Horn With Lock Flash Lamps With Lock Headlamp Off Delay Headlights With Wipers (...
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    ... the chosen HomeLink® button and the hand-held transmitter button until the HomeLink® indicator flash rate changes from a slow to a rapidly blinking light, then ... a "stop and reverse" feature as required by Federal safety standards. This includes most garage door opener models ...
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    ... press and release the programmed HomeLink® button and the programmed device will operate. • Refer to your Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details. If you have any problems programming HomeLink®, or require assistance, please call toll-free...
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    ... 160 Watts (13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp) power rating is exceeded, the fuse protecting the system will need to be replaced. • Power outlets are designed ... will damage the outlet and blow the fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage not covered by your warranty. 44
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    TRAILER TOWING WEIGHTS (MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT RATINGS) The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain. Max. Trailer Tongue Wt.1 100 lbs (... to local laws for maximum Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings Max. Frontal Area Max. GTW (Gross ...
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    UTILITY RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.) Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle (Flat Towing With All Four Wheels On The Ground) NOTE: If the vehicle requires towing, make sure all four wheels are off the ground. CAUTION! DO NOT flat tow this vehicle. Damage to the drivetrain will ...
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    ...calling. • Briefly describe the nature of the problem and answer a few simple questions. • You will be given the name of the service provider and an ... we recommend you do not operate the vehicle. Have the vehicle serviced immediately. • The "ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light" starts to...
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    ... that you do not operate the vehicle or engine damage will occur. Have the vehicle serviced immediately. WARNING! A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or others ... burned by steam or boiling coolant. You may want to call an authorized service center for service if your vehicle overheats. 48
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    ...Lock Brake System problem. • We recommend you drive to the nearest service center and... the vehicle serviced immediately. WARNING! Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is dangerous. Part... system light is on. Have the vehicle serviced immediately. - Oil Pressure Warning Light • This light...
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    ...the engine is running, immediate service is required and you may experience reduced performance, an elevated/rough ... gas cap, see your authorized service center. Oil Change Indicator Message • If an ... time for your next required oil change. Resetting The Light After Servicing • Turn the ignition ...
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    ...vehicle or engine damage will occur. Have the vehicle serviced immediately. CAUTION! Driving with a hot cooling ...turn the engine off immediately, and call for service. WARNING! You or others can be badly ... when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot. Engine Oil Overheating - 2.4L Gas • On hot days ...
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    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING Jack Location • The jack and jack-handle are stowed under the load floor in the trunk. Spare Tire Stowage •... stowed under the rear load floor in the trunk. • To remove the spare tire, lift up the load floor cover and remove the hold down. 52
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    ...NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the vehicle is being jacked. Jacking And Tire Changing Instructions • Remove the scissors jack and lug wrench from the spare wheel as an assembly. Turn the jack screw counterclockwise to loosen the ...
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    ... tire. • Remove the lug nuts, wheel cover (if equipped) and wheel. • Position ... enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack or changing the wheel. • Getting... to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center where it can be raised on a lift. • The jack...
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    ... carefully. NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack follow the manufacturer's operating instructions and precautions. Preparations for Jump-Start • The battery is stored under an access cover in the trunk. Remote battery posts are ...
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    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES • Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the negative (-) post of the booster battery. • Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper cable to the remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with the discharged battery. • Start the engine in the ...
  • 2011 Dodge Avenger | User Guide - Page 59
    ...maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal. • Using a screwdriver or similar tool, press and hold the override tab through the access port on the center console. • Move the shift lever into the NEUTRAL position. • The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL. • Reinstall the override cover. 57
  • 2011 Dodge Avenger | User Guide - Page 60
    ... parking brake. Turn the key to ON/RUN. Remove the cupholder liner. Insert a key, screwdriver or similar object into the front hole, then push and hold the manual override release lever forward. While holding the release lever forward, move the shift lever from PARK to NEUTRAL. Release the override.
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    ...Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to "Partial Off" switch. For further information on ESC, mode by momentarily pressing the ESC Off refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD. CAUTION! • When "rocking" a stuck vehicle by moving between REVERSE and DRIVE, ...
  • 2011 Dodge Avenger | User Guide - Page 62
    ...like situations, such as an air bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle's systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of time...
  • 2011 Dodge Avenger | User Guide - Page 63
    ...and in front of the driver's door. • Raise the hood and locate the safety latch, in the middle of the hood opening. • Move the safety latch while lifting the hood at the same time. • Insert the support rod into the slot on the hood. • To close the hood, remove the ...
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    62 ENGINE COMPARTMENT MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 2.4L Engine
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    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 3.6L Engine 63
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    ...VEHICLE FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES Component Engine Coolant 2.4L Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part MOPAR Antifreeze/.... API Certified SAE 5W-20 engine oil, meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-...to your engine oil filler cap for correct SAE grade. 87 Octane ® Capacities 7.7 Quarts (7.3...
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    ... Months: 6 12 Or Kilometers: 13,000 26,000 Change the engine oil and filter. X X Rotate the tires, rotate at the first ...60 months. X X Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE • Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for the complete maintenance schedule. 65
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    ... km) or 42 Months 64,000 Miles (104,000 km) or 48 Months 72,000 Miles (117,000 km) or 54 Months 80,000 Miles (130,000 km) or 60 Months 88,000 Miles (143,000 km) or 66 Months 96,000 Miles (156,000 km) or 72 Months 104,000 Miles (169,000 km) or 78 Months Date Signature, Authorized Service Center 66
  • 2011 Dodge Avenger | User Guide - Page 69
    ... Trailer Tow - If Equipped Power Mirror Switch/Climate Controls Ignition Off Draw (IOD) Sense 1 Ignition Off Draw (IOD) Sense 2 Battery Feed - Power Seats - if equipped/PZEV Air Pump - if equipped Instrument Panel/Power Locks/Interior Lights Selectable Power Outlet (Inside Center Armrest) - 67
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    ...IOD) - Power Amp Feed 2 - if equipped Ignition Off Draw (IOD) - Radio Siren - If Equipped Ignition Run - Climate Controls/Hot Cupholder - if ... Restraint Controller (ORC) Hot Car (No Fuse Required) Ignition Run - Heated Seats - If Equipped Headlamp Washer - If Equipped Auto Shutdown (ASD) Relay Feed 1...
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    ...on the driver's side door opening. NOTE: Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for more information regarding tire warnings and instructions. WARNING! • Overloading of your ...-inflation reduces a tire's ability to cushion shock. Objects on the road and chuck holes can cause damage that...
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    ... - If Equipped Front Park Lamp Front Turn Signal Lamp Bi-Halogen Headlamp License Lamp Bulb Number 921 LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer) LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer) H11 LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer) 3157 NAK H1R2 W5W 70
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    ... User Guide electronic files are also available on the Chrysler, Jeep, Ram Truck and Dodge websites. • Click on the "For Owners" tab, select "Owner/Service Manuals", then select your desired model year and vehicle from the drop down lists. ...
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    ....gov. In Canada • If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety defect to the Canadian government should contact Transport Canada, ...
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    ... a fit, finish, and functionality specifically for your Dodge Avenger. • In choosing Authentic Accessories you gain far more than expressive style, premium ... that have been thoroughly tested and factoryapproved. • For the full line of Authentic Dodge Accessories by Mopar, visit your...
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    ...Delay Wipers) Introduction ...6 . 6,47 . . 19 ...2 Belts, Seat ...9 Brake Fluid ...64 Bulb Replacement ...70 Calibration, Compass ...Change Oil Indicator ...Child Restraint ...Child Restraint Tether Anchors Clock Setting ...Compass Calibration ...Cooling ...
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    INDEX Maintenance Schedule ...65 MOPAR® Accessories ...73 Navigation ...32,33 Oil Change Indicator ...50 Oil, Engine Capacity ...64 Overheating, Engine ...51 Panic Alarm ...Phone (Pairing) ...Phone (Uconnect) ...Power Glass ...
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    NOTES 76
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    Driving and Alcohol: Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of collisions. Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are drinking, don't drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking driver, call a cab, a friend, or use ...
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    ... complete operational instructions, maintenance procedures and important safety messages, please consult your Owner's Manual, Navigation/Media Center Manuals, Multimedia User ...help personalize your vehicle, visit www.mopar.com or your local Dodge dealer. 11D41-926-AA Avenger Third Edition User Guide



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