Hey guys I'm back with another informative thread. This is a vehicle maintenance guide from Chrysler & should help answer question you may have about your 200!
The thread is split into 5 sections:
- Maintaining Your Vehicle
- Fluids And Capacities
- Maintenance Schedules
- Exterior Bulbs
Each section has it's own post.
Maintaining Your Vehicle
OPENING THE HOOD
- Pull the release lever located below the instrument panel and in front of the driver’s door.
- Raise the hood and locate the safety latch, in the middle of the hood opening.
- Move the safety latch while lifting the hood at the same time.
- Insert the support rod into the slot on the hood.
- To close the hood, remove the support rod and place it in the retaining clip, then lower the hood slowly.
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision. Failure to follow this warning could result in serious injury or death.
Chrysler 200 2.4L Engine Compartment Diagram
Chrysler 200 3.6L Engine Compartment Diagram
- Check the inflation pressure of each tire, including the spare tire, at least monthly and inflate to the recommended pressure for your vehicle.
- The tire pressures recommended for your vehicle are found on the “Tire and Loading Information” label located on the driver’s side door opening.
Refer to the Owner's Manual on the DVD for more information regarding tire warnings and instructions.
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never overload them.
Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can cause collisions. Under-inflation is the leading cause of tire failure and may result in severe cracking, component separation, or “blow out”. Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion shock. Objects on the road and chuck holes can cause damage that results in tire failure. Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle. Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in loss of vehicle control.
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
- All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
- To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner or equivalent or select a non-abrasive, non-acidic cleaner.
Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush, or metal polishes. Do not use oven cleaner. These products may damage the wheel's protective finish. Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions or harsh brushes that may damage the wheel's protective finish. Only MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner or equivalent is recommended.
“Change Oil” Message Reset Procedure
Perform the following to reset the oil change indicator system (after performing the scheduled maintenance):
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position (do not start engine).
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal three times within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
If the indicator message illuminates when you start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.