DODGE AVENGER 2012 2.G User Guide
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Download a free Vehicle Information App by visiting your
application store, Keyword (Dodge), or scanning the Microsoft Tag. To
put Microsoft Tags to work for you, use your mobile phone’s browser
or App store to download a Microsoft Tag reader, like the free one at
www.gettag.mobi. Then follow the directions to scan the code.
Download a FREE electronic copy
of the Owner’s Manual or Warranty Booklet
by visiting the For Owner's tab at:
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If you are the first
registered retail owner of
your vehicle, you may obtain a
complimentary printed copy
of the Owner’s Manual,
Manuals or Warranty Booklet
by calling 1-800-423-6343 (U.S.)
or 1-800-387-1143 (Canada) or
by contacting your dealer.
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your
perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower, and
your judgment is impaired when you have been drinking.
Never drink and then drive.
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes
of accidents. 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 public transportation.
dRIvING ANd AlCOhOl
The driver’s primary responsibility is the safe operation of the
vehicle. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle
control, resulting in a collision and personal injury. Chrysler
Group LLC strongly recommends that the driver use extreme
caution when using any device or feature that may take their
attention off the road. Use of any electrical devices such as cell
phones, computers, portable radios, vehicle navigation or other
devices by the driver while the vehicle is moving is dangerous
and could lead to a serious collision. Texting while driving is
also dangerous and should never be done while the vehicle is
moving. If you find yourself unable to devote your full attention
to vehicle operation, pull off the road to a safe location and
stop your vehicle. Some States or Provinces prohibit the use of
cellular telephones or texting while driving. It is always the
driver’s responsibility to comply with all local laws.
This User Guide is intended to familiarize you with the important
features of your vehicle. The DVD enclosed contains your Owner’s
Manual, Navigation/Media Center Manuals, Warranty Booklets, Tire
Warranty and 24-Hour Towing Assistance (new vehicles
purchased in the U.S.) or Roadside Assistance (new vehicles
purchased in Canada) in electronic format. We hope you find it
useful. Replacement DVD kits may be purchased by visiting
www.techauthority.com. Copyright 2011 Chrysler Group LLC.
This guide has been prepared to help you get quickly acquainted with you\
r new Dodge
and to provide a convenient reference source for common questions. Howev\
er, it is not
a substitute for your Owner’s Manual.
For complete operational instructions, maintenance procedures and import\
messages, please consult your Owner’s Manual, Navigation/Media Center Manuals,
Multimedia User Manual and other Warning Labels in your vehicle.
Not all features shown in this guide may apply to your vehicle. For addi\
on accessories to help personalize your vehicle, visit www.mopar.com or your local
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INTRODUCTION/WELCOMEWelcome From Chrysler Group LLC....2
CONTROLS AT A GLANCEDriver Cockpit...............4
Instrument Cluster .............6
Theft Alarm .................9
Seat Belt ..................9
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) —
Air Bags ..................10
Child Restraints .............11
Front Seats ................13
Rear Seats ................15
Heated Seats ...............15
Tilt / Telescoping Steering Column ....16
OPERATING YOUR VEHICLEEngine Break-In Recommendations . . . 17
Turn Signal/Lights Lever.........17
Wiper/Washer Lever ...........19
Speed Control ..............19
Manual Climate Controls .........21
Automatic Temperature Controls (ATC).. 21
Power Sunroof ..............22
Wind Buffeting ..............23
ELECTRONICSYour Vehicle's Sound System ......24
Media Center 130 (Sales Code RES) . . 26
Media Center 130 With Satellite Radio
(Sales Code RES + RSC) .........28
Media Center 430/430N (Sales Code
Media Center 730N (Sales Code RHR).. 39Sirius XM™ Satellite Radio/Travel Link.. 48
Steering Wheel Audio Controls ......52
®/USB/MP3 Control .........52
Uconnect™ Phone ............53
Uconnect™ Voice Command .......56
®Streaming Audio .......58
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
Programmable Features .........59Universal Garage Door Opener
Power Outlet ...............62
UTILITYTrailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) ..............64
Recreational Towing (Behind Motorhome,
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES24-Hour Towing Assistance .......66
Instrument Cluster Warning Lights . . . 66
If Your Engine Overheats .........70
Jacking And Tire Changing ........71
Battery Location .............76
Shift Lever Override ...........79
Towing A Disabled Vehicle ........80
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle .........81
Event Data Recorder (EDR) .......82
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLEOpening The Hood............83
Engine Compartment ...........84
Fluids And Capacities ..........86
Maintenance Chart ............88
Tire Pressures ...............93
Exterior Bulbs ..............94
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care .......94
CONSUMER ASSISTANCEChrysler Group LLC Customer Center . . 95Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center.. 95
Assistance For The Hearing Impaired . . 95
Publications Ordering ..........95
Reporting Safety Defects In The 50 United
States And Washington, D.C. ......96
MOPAR ACCESSORIESAuthentic Accessories By MOPAR®...97
FAQ (How To?)Frequently Asked Questions...... 101
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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WELCOME FROM CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
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.
Your new Chrysler Group LLC vehicle has characteristics to enhance the driver's control
under some driving conditions. These are to assist the driver and are never a substitute
for attentive driving. They can never take the driver's place. Always drive carefully.
Your new vehicle has many features for the comfort and convenience of you and your
passengers. Some of these should not be used when driving because they take your
eyes from the road or your attention from driving. Never text while driving or take your
eyes more than momentarily off the road.
This guide illustrates and describes the operation of features and equipment that are
either standard or optional on this vehicle. This guide may also include a description of
features and equipment that are no longer available or were not ordered on this vehicle.
Please disregard any features and equipment described in this guide that are not
available on this vehicle. Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes in
design and specifications and/or make additions to or improvements to its products
without imposing any obligation upon itself to install them on products previously
This User Guide has been prepared to help you quickly become acquainted with the
important features of your vehicle. It contains most things you will need to operate and
maintain the vehicle, including emergency information.
The DVD includes a computer application containing detailed owner's information
which can be viewed on a personal computer or MAC computer. The multimedia DVD
also includes videos which can be played on any standard DVD player (including the
Media Center Touch-Screen 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 vehicle purchase. For your convenience, the
information contained on the DVD may also be printed and saved for future reference.
Chrysler Group LLC is committed to protecting our environment and natural resources.
By converting from paper to electronic delivery for the majority of the user information
for your vehicle, together we greatly reduce the demand for tree-based products and
lessen the stress on our environment.
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Vehicles Sold In Canada
With respect to any vehicles sold in Canada, the name Chrysler Group LLC shall be
deemed to be deleted and the name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution
• Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of vehicle control and increasethe risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the driver foot well while the vehicle is moving. Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal and
accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle control.
• Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or mounting can cause interference with the brake pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing
loss of control of the vehicle.
• Never use the ‘PARK’ position as a substitute for the parking brake. Always apply the parking brake fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement
and possible injury or damage.
• Refer to your Owner's Manual on the DVD for further details.
USE OF AFTERMARKET PRODUCTS (ELECTRONICS)
The use of aftermarket devices including cell phones, MP3 players, GPS systems, or
chargers may affect the performance of on-board wireless features including Keyless
Enter-N-Go™ and Remote Start range. If you are experiencing difficulties with any of
your wireless features, try disconnecting your aftermarket devices to see if the situation
improves. If your symptoms persist, please see an authorized dealer.
CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP, RAM TRUCK, ATF+4, MOPAR and Uconnect are registered
trademarks of Chrysler Group LLC. COPYRIGHT ©2012 CHRYSLER GROUP LLC
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CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
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A. Turn Signal/Lights Lever (behindsteering wheel) pg. 17
B. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display (behind steering wheel)
C. Instrument Cluster pg. 6
D. Wiper/Washer Lever (behind steering wheel) pg. 19
E. Ignition Switch (behind steering wheel) F. Audio System (non-touch-screen-radio
shown) pg. 24
G. SWITCH PANEL − Heated Seat Switches pg. 15
− Electronic Stability Control pg. 66
− Hazard Switch
H. Climate Controls pg. 21
I. Transmission Gear Selector
J. Power Outlet/Cigar Lighter pg. 62 K. Speed Control pg. 19
L. Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) Controls pg. 58
M. Trunk Release
N. Hood Release pg. 83
O. Power Mirrors
P. Power Door Locks
Q. Power Windows
CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
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- Low Fuel Warning Light
- Charging System Light**
- Oil Pressure Warning Light**
- Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light**
- Air Bag Warning Light**
- Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Light
- Engine Temperature Warning Light
- Transmission Temperature Warning Light
- Seat Belt Reminder Light
BRAKE- Brake Warning Light**
- Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)**
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/Malfunction IndicatorLight**
(See page 66 for more information.)
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- Turn Signal Indicators
- High Beam Indicator
- Front Fog Light Indicator
- Park/Headlight ON Indicator
- Vehicle Security Indicator*
- Cruise Indicator
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Off Indicator
door - Door AjarCHANgE OIL* - Change Engine Oil
deck - Trunk Ajar gASCAP - Fuel Cap Fault
HOTOIL* - Engine Oil is over temperature LoW tirE* - Low Tire Pressure
* If equipped
** Bulb Check with Key On
CONTROLS AT A GLANCE
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Locking And Unlocking The Doors
• Press the LOCK button once to lock allthe doors. Press the UNLOCK button
once to unlock the driver’s door only
and twice within five seconds 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 openthe trunk.
• Press the PANIC button once to turn the panic alarm on.
• Wait approximately three seconds and press the button a second time to turn thepanic alarm off.
Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of reasons.
A child or others could be severely injured or killed. Children should be warned
not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal, or the shift lever. Do not leave the
key in the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
• Press the REMOTE START buttonx2on the Key Fob twice within five seconds.
Pressing the REMOTE START button a third time shuts the engine off.
• To drive the vehicle, press the UNLOCK button, insert the key in the ignition and turn to the ON/RUN position.
• With remote start, the engine will only run for 15 minutes (timeout) unless the ignition key is placed in the ON/RUN position.
• The vehicle must be started with the key after two consecutive timeouts.