Dodge Nitro: On-road driving tips - Starting and operating - Dodge Nitro Owner's ManualDodge Nitro: On-road driving tips

Utility vehicles have higher ground clearance and a narrower track to make them capable of performing in a wide variety of off-road applications. Specific design characteristics give them a higher center of gravity than ordinary cars. An advantage of the higher ground clearance is a better view of the road, allowing you to anticipate problems. They are not designed for cornering at the same speeds as conventional two-wheel drive vehicles any more than low-slung sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily in off-road conditions. If at all possible, avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers. As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or vehicle rollover.

    Four-wheel drive operation
    MP 143 Single-Speed Part-Time Transfer Case Operating Information/Precautions The transfer case is operated by the transfer case switch (located on the center console). Transfer Case Switch T ...

    Off-road driving tips
    When To Use 4L or 4LO (Low) Range When off-road driving, shift to 4L or 4LO for additional traction and control on slippery or difficult terrain, ascending or descending steep hills, and to incre ...

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    Utility vehicle precautions
    This vehicle belongs to the utility vehicle class, which has higher ground clearance and narrower tread in relation to the height of its center of gravity to make it capable of performing in a wide ...

    Rear Window Wiper/Washer
    The rear wiper/washer is controlled by a rotary switch located on the control lever. The control lever is located on the right side of the steering column. Rear Wiper/Washer Control Rotate t ...

    Important safety precautions
    WARNING: Do not overfill the fuel tank. The pressure in an overfilled tank may cause leakage and lead to fuel spray and fire. WARNING: The fuel system may be under pressure. If you hear a hissing ...