2006 Chrysler 300 Owners Manual

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SECTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1
2
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2
3
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 3
4
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 4
5
STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 5
6
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273 6
7
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 7
8
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349 8
9
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 9
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373 10


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CONTENTS
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Vehicle Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Vehicle Modifications / Alterations . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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INTRODUCTION
WARNING!
This manual has been prepared with the assistance of
service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
the operation and maintenance of your new vehicle. It is
vehicle components contain or emit chemicals
supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet and
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
various customer oriented documents. You are urged to
birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition,
read these publications carefully. Following the instruc-
certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain prod-
tions and recommendations in this manual will help
ucts of component wear contain or emit chemicals
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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

HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
aware of all safety warnings.
Consult the table of contents to determine which section
When it comes to service, remember that your dealer
contains the information you desire.
knows your vehicle best, has the factory-trained techni-
The detailed index, at the rear of this manual, contains a
cians and genuine Mopar parts, and is interested in
complete listing of all subjects.
your satisfaction.
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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INTRODUCTION
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This 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
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is located near
the left front corner of the windshield. The VIN is visible
from outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This
number also appears on the Automobile Information
VIN LOCATION
Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle.
NOTE: It is illegal to remove the VIN plate.
Save this label for a convenient record of your vehicle
identification number and optional equipment.

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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.



THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
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CONTENTS
A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
▫ Child Protection Door Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Remote Keyless Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ To Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Sentry Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ To Unlatch The Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Illuminated Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
▫ Transmitter Battery Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Vehicle Theft Alarm — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .25
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Trunk Lock And Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Driver And Right Front Passenger Supplemental
Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Trunk Safety Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . .60
Trunk Emergency Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Reminder System
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
(BeltAlert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . .38