The engine oil, transmission fluid, and axle lubricant installed at the factory are high-quality and energy-conserving. Oil, fluid, and lubricant changes should be consistent with the anticipated climate and conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to “Dealer Service” in “Servicing And Maintenance”.
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at regular intervals, such as every month. The best time to check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a fully warmed up engine is shut off.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the accuracy of the oil level readings.
There are three possible dipstick types:
- Crosshatched zone.
- Crosshatched zone marked SAFE.
- Crosshatched zone marked with MIN at the low end of the range and MAX at the high end of the range.
Always maintain the oil level within the crosshatch markings on the dipstick.
Adding 1 quart (1.0 liters) of oil when the reading is at the low end of the dipstick range will raise the oil level to the high end of the range marking.
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Chrysler 300 Oil Capacity
|Engine||Oil capacity with filter||Oil viscosity (grade)|
|2.7L||6.0 qts (5.7 liters)||SAE 5W-20|
|3.5L||6.0 qts (5.7 liters)||SAE 10W-30|
|5.7L||7.0 qts (6.6 liters)||SAE 5W-20|
Change your engine oil more often if you drive your vehicle off-road for an extended period of time.
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2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Chrysler 300 Oil Capacity
|Engine||Oil capacity with filter||Oil viscosity (grade)|
|3.6L||6 Quarts (5.6 Liters)||SAE 5W-20, SAE 5W-30|
|5.7L||7 Quarts (6.6 Liters)||SAE 5W-20|
Synthetic Engine Oils: You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recommended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes are followed.
Oil Filter: We recommend you use a Mopar Engine Oil Filter.
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Oil Change Intervals
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change indicator message will illuminate. This means that service is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions such as frequent short trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or cold ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will influence when the “Change Oil” or “Oil Change Required” message is displayed.
Severe Operating Conditions can cause the change oil message to illuminate as early as 3,500 miles (5,600 km) since the last reset. Have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km), twelve months or 350 hours of engine run time, whichever comes first. The 350 hours of engine run or idle time is generally only a concern for fleet customers.
Change Engine Oil at 4,000 miles (6,500 km) if the vehicle is operated in a dusty and off-road environment, or is operated predominantly at idle or only very low engine RPM’s. This type of vehicle use is considered Severe Duty.
Engine Oil Life Reset
Oil Change Required
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message will display in the instrument cluster display for five seconds after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the engine oil change interval may fluctuate, dependent upon your personal driving style.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each time you place the ignition in the ON/RUN position. To turn off the message temporarily, push and release the OK or arrow buttons. To reset the oil change indicator system (after performing the scheduled maintenance), refer to the following procedure.
Vehicles Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go — Ignition
Use the steering wheel instrument cluster display controls for the following procedure(s):
- Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE START/STOP button and place the ignition in the ON/RUN position (do not start the engine).
- Push and release the down arrow button to scroll down through the main menu to “Vehicle Info.”
- Push and release the right arrow button to access the “Oil Life” screen.
- Push and hold the OK button to reset oil life. If conditions are met, the gauge and the numeric display will update to show 100%. If conditions are not met a popup message To reset oil life engine must be off with ignition in a run will be displayed (for five seconds), and the user will remain at the Oil Life screen.
- Push and release the up or down arrow button to exit the submenu screen.
If the indicator message illuminates when you start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
Materials Added to Engine Oil
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
The engine oil filter should be replaced at every engine oil change.
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high-quality filters should be used to assure the most efficient service. Mopar Engine Oil Filters are a high-quality oil filter and are recommended.
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