2010 Dodge Dakota Owners Manual

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HOW TO USE 2010 Dodge Dakota Owners 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.

2010 Dodge Dakota Table of Content

1 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
2 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . ..9
3 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . .79
4 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169
5 STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
6 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
7 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
8 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
9 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
10 INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431

A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS

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.

2010 Dodge Dakota Ignition Key

Ignition Key Removal

Automatic Transmission

  1. Place the shift lever in PARK.
  2. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
  3. Remove the key from the ignition lock cylinder.

2010 Dodge Dakota Ignition Switch Position

NOTE: If you try to remove the key before you place the shift lever in PARK, the key may become temporarily trapped in the ignition cylinder. If this occurs, rotate the key to the right slightly, then remove the key as described. If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the key in the ignition cylinder to warn you that this safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started and stopped, but the key cannot be removed until you obtain service.

Manual Transmission — If Equipped

When the steering wheel is in the LOCK position, the steering and ignition systems are locked to provide antitheft protection for your vehicle. It may be difficult to turn the key from the LOCK position when starting your vehicle. Move the steering wheel left and right while turning the key until it turns easily. To remove the key:

  1. Press and hold the release button located between the ignition switch and the instrument panel.
  2. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position.
  3. Remove the key from the ignition lock cylinder.

2010 Dodge Dakota Ignition Release Button

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