Dodge Charger: TRAILER TOWING / Towing Tips

Dodge Charger 2011-2022 Owner's Manual / STARTING AND OPERATING / TRAILER TOWING / Towing Tips

Before towing, practice turning, stopping, and backing up the trailer in an area located away from heavy traffic.

Automatic Transmission

Select the DRIVE range when towing. The transmission controls include a drive strategy to avoid frequent shifting when towing. However, if frequent shifting does occur while in DRIVE, you can use the AutoStick shift control to manually select a lower gear.

NOTE:

Using a lower gear while operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat build-up. This action will also provide better engine braking.

Cruise Control — If Equipped

  • Do not use on hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
  • When using the Cruise Control, if you experi- ence speed drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until you can get back to cruising speed.
  • Use Cruise Control in flat terrain and with light loads to maximize fuel efficiency.

AutoStick

  • When using the AutoStick shift control, select the highest gear that allows for adequate performance and avoids frequent downshifts. For example, choose “5” if the desired speed can be maintained. Choose “4” or “3” if needed to maintain the desired speed.
  • To prevent excess heat generation, avoid continuous driving at high RPM. Reduce vehicle speed as necessary to avoid extended driving at high RPM. Return to a higher gear or vehicle speed when grade and road conditions allow.

    Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights And Wiring

    Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size, stoplights and turn signals on the trailer are required for motoring safety. The Trailer Tow Package may include a four- and seven-pin wiring harness...

    RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME)

    Recreational towing (with all four wheels on the ground, or using a tow dolly) is NOT ALLOWED. The only acceptable method for towing this vehicle (behind another vehicle) is on a vehicle trailer with all four wheels OFF the ground...

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    Dodge Charger 2011-2022 Owner's Manual: Automatic Transmission


    The gear selector must be in the PARK position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes before shifting into any driving gear. CAUTION! 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...

    Dodge Charger 2011-2022 Owner's Manual: To Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint


    If the selected seating position has a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat belt, following the instructions below. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the tether strap of the child seat so that you can more easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle anchorages...

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