You must press and hold the brake pedal while shifting out of PARK.


  • Never use the PARK position as a substi- tute for the parking brake. Always apply the parking brake fully when exiting the vehicle to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
  • Your vehicle could move and injure you and others if it is not in PARK. Check by trying to move the transmission gear selector out of PARK with the brake pedal released. Make sure the transmission is in PARK before exiting the vehicle.
  • The transmission may not engage PARK if the vehicle is moving. Always bring the vehicle to a complete stop before shifting to PARK, and verify that the transmission gear position indicator solidly indicates PARK (P) without blinking. Ensure that the vehicle is completely stopped, and the PARK position is properly indicated, before exiting the vehicle.
  • It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the vehicle could accel- erate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift into gear when the engine is idling normally and your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
  • Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is running. Before exiting a vehicle, always come to a complete stop, then apply the parking brake, shift the trans- mission into PARK, and turn the ignition OFF. When the ignition is in the OFF mode, the transmission is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
  • When exiting the vehicle, always make sure the ignition is in the OFF mode, remove the key fob from the vehicle, and lock the vehicle.
  • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the transmis- sion gear selector.
  •  Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or in a location accessible to chil- dren), and do not leave the ignition in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.


Shift into or out of PARK or REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop.

Do not shift between PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, or DRIVE when the engine is above idle speed.

Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal.


Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking brake is fully applied and place the gear selector in the PARK position. The foot operated parking brake is located below the lower left corner of the instrument panel...

Ignition Park Interlock

This vehicle is equipped with an Ignition Park Interlock which requires the transmission to be in PARK before the ignition can be turned to the OFF mode...

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Dodge Charger 2011-2024 Owner's Manual: Linking And Unlinking The Key Fob To Memory

Your key fobs can be programmed to recall one of two saved memory profiles. NOTE: Before programming your key fobs you must select the “Memory Linked To Fob” feature through the Uconnect system. To program your key fobs, perform the following: Place the vehicle’s ignition in the OFF position...

Dodge Charger 2011-2024 Owner's Manual: REFUELING THE VEHICLE

Put the vehicle in PARK and switch the ignition off. Push near the rear edge and center of the of the fuel filler door to release. The door will pop open to allow hand access to open the door the rest of the way. Open the fuel filler door...


Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column — If Equipped

This feature allows you to tilt the steering column upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping control is located below the steering wheel at the end of the steering column.

Dodge Charger. Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column — If Equipped

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