Chrysler 200: Automatic Transmission - Starting and operating - Chrysler 200 Owners ManualChrysler 200: Automatic Transmission

CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:

• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop.

• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine is at idle speed.

• 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 on the brake pedal.

NOTE:
You MUST press and hold the brake pedal while shifting out of PARK.

WARNING!
• It is dangerous to move the shift lever out of PARK or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If your foot is not firmly pressing on the brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate 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 when your foot is firmly pressing on the brake pedal.

• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure those in and near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and remove the ignition key. Once the key is removed, the shift lever is locked in the PARK position, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement. Furthermore, you should never leave children unattended inside a vehicle.

Engine Block Heater — If Equipped
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a grounded, three-wire extension cord. ...

Automatic Transmission Ignition Interlock Systems
These systems prevent the key fob from being removed unless the shift lever is in PARK. They also prevent shifting out of PARK unless the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position and the brake ...

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The concept
▷ Most functions that are displayed on the Control Display can be operated by spoken commands via the voice activation system. The system prompts you to make your entries. ▷ Function ...

Checking the brake pedal free play
1) 0.08 – 0.18 in (2 – 5 mm) Stop the engine and firmly depress the brake pedal several times. Lightly pull the brake pedal up with one finger to check the free play with a force of less than ...

Vehicle
Display messages Possible causes/consequences and •► Solutions Shift to 'P' or 'N' to Start Engine You have attempted to start the engine with the transmission in position ...