2009 Dodge Dakota Owners Manual

About 2009 Dodge Dakota Owners Manual

2009 Dodge Dakota Owners Manual INTRODUCTION

This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle. It is supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet and various customer-oriented documents. You are urged to read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations 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 reference 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 the factory-trained technicians and genuine Mopart parts, and is interested in your satisfaction.

2009 Dodge Dakota Table of Content

1 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
2 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
3 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
4 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
5 STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
6 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
7 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
8 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .399
9 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
10 INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427

2009 Dodge Dakota  VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED

The Vehicle Security Alarm system monitors the vehicle doors and ignition for unauthorized operation. When the Vehicle Security Alarm system is activated it will provide both audible and visible signals. The horn will sound repeatedly for the three minutes and the headlights and Vehicle Security Light will flash for an additional 15 minutes. The engine will not run until the Vehicle Security Alarm system is disarmed

2009 Dodge Dakota To Set the Alarm

The Vehicle Security Alarm will set when you use the power door locks, or use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to lock the doors. After all the doors are locked and closed, the Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster will flash rapidly for approximately 15 seconds to signal that the Vehicle Security Alarm system is arming. After the Vehicle Security Alarm is set, the Vehicle Security Light will flash at a slower rate to indicate that the system is armed.

NOTE: If the Vehicle Security Light stays on continuously during vehicle operation, have the Vehicle Security Alarm system checked by an authorized dealer.

2009 Dodge Dakota To Disarm the System

Use the RKE transmitter to unlock the door. If something has triggered the system in your absence, the horn will sound three times when you unlock the doors. Check the vehicle for tampering.

The Vehicle Security Alarm system will also disarm if the vehicle is started with a programmed Sentry Keyt. If an unprogrammed Sentry Keyt is used to start a vehicle, the engine will run for two seconds and then shut down. After six unsuccessful attempts at starting the engine, the system will shut down until the correct key is used. To exit alarming mode, press the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button or start the vehicle with a programmed Sentry Keyt. The Vehicle Security Alarm system is designed to protect your vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the system will arm unexpectedly. If you remain in the vehicle and lock the doors with the RKE transmitter, the alarm will sound when you pull the door handle to exit.

NOTE: You may accidentally activate the Vehicle Security Alarm System (horn sounds and lights flash) by entering the vehicle without using the RKE transmitter to unlock the door(s).

The system can be disarmed with the RKE transmitter unlock button or by inserting a programmed Sentry Keyt into the ignition and turning the key to the ON position.

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