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2 0 1 0 OWNE R ’ S MANUAL

Ram Truck

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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193

STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291

WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 471

MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 499

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 557

IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 577

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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 587

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CONTENTS

䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

䡵 Van Conversions/Campers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 䡵 Vehicle Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 䡵 Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION Congratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group LLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all essentials that are traditional to our vehicles. This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assis- tance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle. It is supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet, located on the DVD, and various customer-oriented documents. Please take the time to read these publica- tions carefully. Following the instructions and recom- mendations in this manual will help assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle. NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referencing and remain with the vehicle when sold, so that the new owner will be aware of all safety warnings.

When it comes to service, remember that your authorized dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained tech- nicians and genuine MOPAR威 parts, and cares about your satisfaction.

HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section contains the information you desire. Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual contains a complete listing of all subjects. Consult the following table for a description of the symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout this Owner’s Manual:

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6 INTRODUCTION WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS This Owner’s Manual contains WARNINGS against op- erating procedures that could result in an accident or bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against proce- dures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do not read this entire manual, you may miss important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.

VAN CONVERSIONS/CAMPERS The Manufacturer’s Warranty does not apply to body modifications or special equipment installed by van conversion/camper manufacturers/body builders. Refer to the Warranty information book, Section 2.1.C. Such equipment includes video monitors, VCRs, heaters, stoves, refrigerators, etc. For warranty coverage and service on these items, contact the applicable manufac- turer.

Operating instructions for the special equipment in- stalled by the conversion/camper manufacturer should also be supplied with your vehicle. If these instructions are missing, please contact your authorized dealer for assistance in obtaining replacement documents from the applicable manufacturer. For information on the Body Builders Guide refer to: www.dodgebodybuilder.com. This website contains di- mensional and technical specifications for your vehicle. It is intended for Second Stage Manufacturer’s technical support. For service issues, contact your authorized dealer.

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the left front corner of the instrument panel, visible through the windshield. This number also appears on the Auto- mobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle, the vehicle registration and title.

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It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.

VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS

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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.

Vehicle Identification Number

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE

CONTENTS

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䡵 A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

▫ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) —

If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 ▫ Key FOB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 ▫ Removing Key FOB From Ignition . . . . . . . . . 14 ▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 䡵 Sentry Key威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 ▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 ▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 䡵 Vehicle Security Alarm — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 18 ▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 ▫ To Set The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 ▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 䡵 Illuminated Entry — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 19 䡵 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) — If Equipped . . . 20 ▫ To Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE

▫ Remote Open Window Feature —

If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 ▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 ▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . 24 ▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 24 ▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 䡵 Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 䡵 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 ▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 ▫ Power Door Locks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 29 ▫ Child Protection Door Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

▫ How To Use Remote Start

䡵 Windows

▫ Power Windows – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 ▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 ▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 ▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . 46 ▫ Center Lap Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 ▫ Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) Mode –

If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 ▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped . . . . . . 48 ▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System

(BeltAlert威)

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 ▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . 49 ▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

▫ Driver And Right Front Passenger

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) – Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 ▫ Airbag System Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 ▫ Advanced Front Airbag Features . . . . . . . . . . 52 ▫ Airbag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . 56 ▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 ▫ Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 11 䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . 76 䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 ▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 ▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 ▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The

Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

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▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make

Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS

Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) — If Equipped Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and a Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) with integral ignition switch. You can insert the Key Fob into the ignition switch with either side up. Standard Blade Ignition Key — If Equipped Your vehicle may use a standard blade key ignition system. The authorized dealer that sold you your vehicle has the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. These numbers can be used to order duplicate keys from your

authorized dealer. Ask your authorized dealer for these numbers and keep them in a safe place. You can insert the double-sided standard blade key into the ignition switch with either side up. Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) — If Equipped The Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) operates similar to an ignition switch. It has four operating positions, three with detents and one that is spring-loaded. The detent posi- tions are OFF, ACC, and ON. The START position is a spring-loaded momentary contact position. When re- leased from the START position, the switch automatically returns to the ON position.

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Key Fob The Key Fob operates the ignition switch. It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in the rear of the Key Fob. The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle should the battery in the vehicle or the RKE transmitter go dead. You can keep the emergency key with you when valet parking.

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Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)

1 — OFF 2 — ACC (ACCESSORY) 3 — ON 4 — START

14 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch at the top of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and then pull the key out with your other hand.

Emergency Key Removal

NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key into the lock cylinder with either side up.

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Removing Key Fob From Ignition Place the shift lever in PARK. Turn the Key Fob to the OFF position and then remove the Key Fob. NOTE: • For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center the power window switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and power outlets will remain active for 10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature. • For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power window switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 min- utes after the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature. The time for this feature is programmable. to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center Refer

(EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

WARNING!

Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seri- ously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key in the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.

CAUTION!

An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always remove the key from the ignition and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.

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Key-In-Ignition Reminder Opening the driver’s door when the Key Fob is in the ignition and the ignition switch position is OFF or ACC, sounds a signal to remind you to remove the Key Fob. NOTE: • The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds when the Key Fob is placed in the OFF or ACC ignition position. • If equipped with Electronic Vehicle Information Cen- ter (EVIC) the EVIC will display “Key In Ignition”.

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SENTRY KEY姞 The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer System prevents unautho- rized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked or unlocked.

16 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE The system uses Key Fob with factory-mated Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation. Therefore, only Key Fobs that are programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. The system will not allow the engine to crank if an invalid Key Fob is used to start and operate the vehicle. NOTE: A Key Fob that has not been programmed is also considered an invalid key. During normal operation, after turning on the ignition switch, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three seconds for a bulb check. If the light remains 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, it indicates that someone used an invalid Key Fob to try to start the engine. Either of these conditions will result in the engine being shut off after two seconds.

If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 sec- onds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics. Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible by an authorized dealer. NOTE: The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer System is not compatible with some aftermarket remote starting sys- tems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and loss of security protection. All of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have been programmed to the vehicle electronics. Replacement Keys

NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.

CAUTION!

Always remove the Sentry Keys威 from the vehicle and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unat- tended.

At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN). Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is required for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs. Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an autho- rized dealer, this procedure consists of programming a blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob is one that has never been programmed. NOTE: • When having the Sentry Key威 Immobilizer System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an autho- rized dealer.

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• If a programmed Key Fob is lost, see your authorized dealer to have all remaining Key Fobs erased from the system’s memory. This will prevent the lost Key Fobs from starting your vehicle. The remaining Keys Fobs must then be reprogrammed. Customer Key Programming Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be performed at an authorized dealer. General Information The Sentry Key威 system complies with FCC rules Part 15 and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference. • This device must accept any interference that may be received, including interference that may cause undes- ired operation.

18 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors and ignition for unauthorized operation. When the Ve- hicle Security Alarm is activated, the system provides both audible and visible signals. For the first three minutes the horn will sound and the headlights, park lamps and/or turn signals will flash and Vehicle Security Light will flash repeatedly. For an additional 15 minutes only, the headlights, park lamps and/or turn signals and Vehicle Security Light will flash. The engine will run only if a valid Sentry Key威 is used to start the vehicle. Use of the Sentry Key威 will disable the alarm. Rearming of the System The Vehicle Security Alarm will rearm itself after the 15 additional minutes of headlights and Vehicle Security Light flashing, if the system has not been disabled. If the condition which initiated the alarm is still present, the system will ignore that condition and monitor the re- maining doors and ignition.

To Set the Alarm

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