Dodge 2009 ND DAKOTA Automobile user guide

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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE

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.

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.

Ignition Key

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 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

Ignition Switch Positions

2 LOCK

4 ON/RUN

5 START

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

Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Dont leave the key in the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.

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An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always remove the key from the ignition and lock all the doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.

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, depress and hold the release button located between the ignition switch and the instrument panel. Turn the ignition key to LOCK and remove the key.

Ignition Release Button

2 LOCK

4 ON/RUN

5 START

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Locking Doors With The Key

You can insert the key into the door lock cylinder with either side up. To lock the drivers door, turn the key rearward. To unlock the drivers door, turn the key forward. For external door lock lubrication, refer to

Body Lubrication in Section 7.

STEERING WHEEL LOCK IF EQUIPPED

Your vehicle may be equipped with a passive steering wheel lock. This lock prevents steering the vehicle without the ignition key. If the steering wheel is moved no more than 1/2 turn in either direction, and the key is not in the ignition switch, the steering wheel will lock.

If You Wish To Manually Lock The Steering

With the engine running, turn the steering wheel upside down, turn off the engine and remove the key. Turn the steering wheel slightly in either direction until the lock

To Release The Steering Wheel Lock:

Insert the key in the ignition switch and start the engine.

If the key is difficult to turn, move the wheel slightly to the right or left to disengage the lock.

NOTE: If you turned the wheel to the right to engage the lock, you must turn the wheel slightly to the right to disengage it. If you turned the wheel to the left to engage the lock, turn the wheel slightly to the left to disengage it.

Automatic Transmission Ignition Interlock System

This system prevents the key from being removed unless the shift lever is in PARK. It also prevents shifting out of

PARK unless the key is in the ACC, or ON position, and the brake pedal is pressed.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE

SENTRY KEYT IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM IF

The Sentry Keyt prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation is automatic, regardless