2005 Dodge Dakota Owners Manual

2005 Dodge Dakota Owners Manual  PDF (392 Pages)

2005 Dodge Dakota Owners Manual Introduction

WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS

This 2005 Dodge Dakota Owners Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures which could result in an accident or bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures which 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.

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

Dodge Dakota IDENTIFICATION NUMBERThe vehicle identification number (VIN) is found on a stamped plate located on the left front corner of the instrument panel pad, visible from outside of the vehiclethrough the windshield. This number also appears on the Automobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to awindow on your vehicle. Save this label for a convenient record of your vehicle identification number and optional equipment.

NOTE: It is illegal to remove the VIN plate.

HOW TO USE THIS 2005 Dodge Dakota Owners MANUAL

Consult the table of contents to determine which section contains the information you desire. The detailed index, at the rear of this manual, contains a complete listing of all subjects.

2005 Dodge Dakota TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . .7
3 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . 77
4 INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
5 STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
6 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271
7 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
8 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..347
9 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . ..367
10 INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375

A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS

The double sided keys may be inserted into the locks with either side up. The keys for your new vehicle are enclosed in a plastic bag with a bar code label affixed to the front. The bar code can be used to order duplicate keys from your dealer or a locksmith. If you received your keys without the bag, ask your dealer to give you the number.
NOTE: Integrated keys (key and key fob combined) must be cut by the dealer. The dealer must have cutters that have enough clearance for integrated keys.

Key-In-Ignition Reminder

If you open the driver’s door when the key is in the ignition lock, a continuous chime will sound to remind you to remove the key.

SENTRY KEY — IF EQUIPPED

With this system, an electronically coded ignition key sends a signal to the vehicle electronics. If the electronics recognizes the signal, the vehicle will start and continue to run. If the system does not recognize the signal, the vehicle will start and run for 2 seconds, then shut off. After six unsuccessful attempts at starting, the system will shut down until the correct key is used.

NOTE: If the key is in the ignition switch, then all buttons on that transmitter will be disabled. The buttons on the remaining transmitters will work. If the vehicle is moving 5 mph or more, then all the transmitter buttons are disabled for all keys.

NOTE: The Sentry Key Immobilizer System is not compatible with remote starting systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and a loss of security protection. Additional Sentry Keys or Mobil Speed-pass™ devices held against or immediately adjacent to the ignition key when starting the engine may cause vehicle starting problems. If a problem occurs, remove the Sentry Key from the key-ring and attempt to start the vehicle again. Pagers, cell phones, walkman, etc. will have no effect on this system.

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