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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    Setting passkey
    1. Select the “SET PASSKEY” menu. After the currently set passkey is displayed, a new passkey can be entered. 2. Input the new passkey by operating the “TUNE/TRACK/CH” dial or saying the ...

    Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
    Q: Is there anything I might add to or change about the vehicle that could keep the airbags from working properly? A: Yes. If you add things that change the vehicle's frame, bumper system, heig ...

    Topping up the brake/clutch fluid
    Brake fluid will damage painted surfaces. Soak up any spillage with an absorbent cloth immediately and wash the area with a mixture of car shampoo and water. Only use new fluid from an airtigh ...