2024 Dodge Hornet Engine Oil and Fluid User Guide

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2024 Dodge Hornet Engine Oil and Fluid Owner’s Manual

The 2024 Dodge Hornet Engine Oil and Fluid is designed to give you the best performance, efficiency, and reliability, so your engine stays healthy and lasts as long as possible on every trip.

2024 Dodge Hornet Specs, Price, Features, Mileage And Review

Dodge ENGINE COMPARTMENT Guide

1.3L PHEV ENGINE2024 Dodge Hornet ENGINE COMPARTMENT 1

  1. Oil Fill Cap/Engine Oil Dipstick
  2. Brake Fluid Reservoir Cap
  3. Battery
  4. Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
  5. Battery/Power Electronics Coolant Reservoir Cap
  6. Engine Air Cleaner Filter (Located Under Engine Cover)
  7. Coolant Pressure Bottle Cap
  8. Washer Fluid Reservoir Cap

2.0L ENGINE2024 Dodge Hornet ENGINE COMPARTMENT 2

  1. Engine Oil Fill
  2. Engine Air Cleaner Filter
  3. Brake Fluid Reservoir Cap
  4. Battery
  5. Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
  6. Intercooler Coolant Reservoir Cap
  7. Engine Oil Dipstick
  8. Engine Coolant Pressure Cap
  9. Washer Fluid Reservoir Cap

CHECKING OIL LEVEL
To ensure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at regular intervals, such as at every fuel stop. 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 four 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.
  • Crosshatched zone marked with dimples at the MIN and the MAX ends of the range.

NOTE:
Always maintain the oil level within the crosshatch markings on the dipstick.
Adding 1 qt (1 L) 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.

CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling the engine oil will cause aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.

Engine Oil Cap/Dipstick Installation — PHEV
Install the oil cap/dipstick aligning the arrow on the cap with an arrow on the engine cover.2024 Dodge Hornet CHECKING OIL LEVEL 3

  1. Oil Cap/Dipstick Arrow
  2. Engine Cover Arrow

ADDING WASHER FLUID
The fluid reservoir is located in the front of the engine compartment. Be sure to check the fluid level in the reservoir at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not radiator antifreeze) and operate the system for a few seconds to flush out the residual washer fluid.
When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, take some washer fluid, apply it to a cloth or towel, and wipe clean the wiper blades; this will help blade performance.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This rating information can be found on most washer fluid containers.

WARNING!
Commercially available windshield washer solvents are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care must be exercised when filling or working around the washer solution.

MAINTENANCE-FREE BATTERY
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free bat-tery. You will never have to add water, and periodic maintenance is not required.

WARNING!

  • Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid splashes in the eyes or on the skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water page 213.
  • Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use a booster battery or any other booster source with an output greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable clamps to touch each other.
  • Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after handling.
  • It is essential when replacing the cables on the battery that the positive cable is attached to the positive post and the negative cable is attached to the negative post. Battery posts are marked positive (+) and negative (-) and are identified on the battery case. Cable clamps should be tight on the terminal posts and free of corrosion.
  • If a “fast charger” is used while the battery is in the vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables before connecting the charger to the battery. Do not use a “fast charger” to provide a starting voltage.

PRESSURE WASHING
Cleaning the engine compartment with a high-pressure washer is not recommended.

CAUTION!
Precautions have been taken to safeguard all parts and connections however, the pressures generated by high-pressure washers are such that complete protection against water ingress cannot be guaranteed.

VEHICLE MAINTENANCE

An authorized dealer has qualified service personnel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service operations expertly. Service Manuals are available which include detailed service information for your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before attempting any procedure yourself.

NOTE:
Intentional tampering with emissions control systems may void your warranty and could result in civil penalties being assessed against you.

WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If you have any doubt about your ability to perform a service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.

ENGINE OIL

Engine Oil Selection
For engine oil selection

American Petroleum Institute (API)
Approved Engine Oil
These symbols mean that the oil has been certified by the API. The manufacturer only recommends API trade-mark oils.

2024 Dodge Hornet VEHICLE MAINTENANCE 4The API Starburst trademark certifies 0W-20, 0W-30 and 5W-30 engine oils.

The API Donut trademark certifies 0W-40 and 5W-40 engine oil.

 

CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

Synthetic Engine Oils
Your engine was designed for synthetic engine oils, only use synthetic API-approved engine oils.
Synthetic engine oils which do not have both the correct API trademark and the correct SAE viscosity grade numbers should not be used.

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.

Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters, indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the environment. Contact an authorized dealer, service station or governmental agency for advice on how and where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in your area.

ENGINE OIL FILTER
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter at every engine oil change.

Engine Oil Filter Selection
A full-flow type disposable oil filter should be used for replacement. The quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high-quality Mopar® certified filters should be used. If a Mopar® Engine Oil Filter is unavailable, only use filters that meet or exceed SAE/USCAR-36 Filter Performance requirements.

ENGINE AIR CLEANER FILTER
For the proper maintenance intervals

WARNING!
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can provide a measure of protection in the case of engine backfires. Do not remove the air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is near the engine compartment before starting the vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in serious personal injury.

Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
The quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high-quality Mopar® certified filters should be used.

Engine Air Cleaner Filter Inspection and Replacement — Gas
Follow the recommended maintenance intervals as shown in the Maintenance Plan in this section.

Engine Air Cleaner Filter Removal

  1. Loosen the fasteners from the engine air cleaner filter cover using a suitable tool.
    2024 Dodge Hornet ENGINE AIR CLEANER FILTER 5
    1. Engine Air Cleaner Filter Cover
    2. Fasteners
  2. Lift the engine air cleaner filter cover to access the engine air cleaner filter by rotating the hinge and pulling the cover away from the engine.
  3. Remove the engine air cleaner filter from the housing assembly.

Engine Air Cleaner Filter Installation

NOTE:
Inspect and clean the housing if significant dirt or debris is present before replacing the engine air cleaner filter.

  1. Install the engine air cleaner filter into the housing assembly with the engine air cleaner filter inspection surface facing downward.
  2. Tighten engine air cleaner filter cover fasteners using a suitable tool.

CAUTION!
Do not overtighten the engine air cleaner filter cover lid screws or damage may result.

Engine Air Cleaner Filter Inspection and Replacement — PHEV
Follow the recommended maintenance intervals as shown in the Maintenance Plan in this section.

Engine Air Cleaner Filter Removal

  1. Remove the engine cover.
  2. Loosen the fasteners from the engine air cleaner filter cover using a suitable tool.
    2024 Dodge Hornet ENGINE AIR CLEANER FILTER 6
    1. ir Duct Clamp
    2. Engine Air Cleaner Filter Cover
    3. Fasteners
  3. Loosen the air duct clamp using a suitable tool.
  4. Lift and remove the engine air cleaner filter cover to access the engine air cleaner filter.
  5. Remove the engine air cleaner filter from the housing assembly.

2024 Dodge Hornet Specs, Price, Features, Mileage And Review

Engine Air Cleaner Filter Installation

NOTE:
Inspect and clean the housing if significant dirt or debris is present before replacing the engine air cleaner filter.

  1. Install the engine air cleaner filter into the housing assembly with the engine air cleaner filter inspection surface facing downward.
  2. Install the engine air cleaner filter cover and tighten the air duct clamp using a suitable tool.
  3. Tighten engine air cleaner filter cover fasteners using a suitable tool.
    CAUTION!
    Do not overtighten the engine air cleaner filter cover lid screws or damage may result.
  4. Reinstall the engine cover.

AIR CONDITIONER MAINTENANCE
For the best possible performance, your air conditioner should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer at the start of each warm season. This service should include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this time.

WARNING!

  • Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to the Warranty Information Book, located in your owner’s information kit, for further warranty information.
  • The air conditioning system contains refrigerant under high pressure. To avoid the risk of personal injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected should be done by an experienced technician.

CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R-134a — If Equipped
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is an ozone-friendly substance. It is recommended that air conditioning service be performed by an authorized dealer or other service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.

NOTE:
Use only the manufacturer-approved A/C system PAG compressor oil and refrigerants.

Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R-1234yf
R-1234yf Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a Hydrofluo-roolefin (HFO) that is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and is an ozone-friendly substance with a low global warming potential. It is recommended that air conditioning service be performed by an authorized dealer using recovery and recycling equipment.

NOTE:
Use only the manufacturer-approved A/C system PAG compressor oil and refrigerants.

Cabin Air Filter
See an authorized dealer for service.

BODY LUBRICATION
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate, tailgate, decklid, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated periodically with a lithium-based grease, such as Mopar® Spray White Lube to ensure quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and wear. Before the application of any lubricant, the parts concerned should be wiped clean to remove dust and grit; after lubricating, excess oil and grease should be removed. Particular attention should also be given to hood-latching components to ensure proper function. When performing other underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated.
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a year, preferably in the Autumn and Spring. Apply a small amount of a high-quality lubricant, such as Mopar® Lock Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.

FAQs

What type of engine oil is recommended for the 2024 Dodge Hornet?

The 2024 Dodge Hornet typically requires synthetic 5W-30 engine oil.

How often should I change the engine oil in my 2024 Dodge Hornet?

It’s recommended to change the engine oil every 7,500 miles or every 6 months, whichever comes first.

What is the engine oil capacity for the 2024 Dodge Hornet?

The engine oil capacity for the 2024 Dodge Hornet is approximately 5 quarts, including the oil filter.

How do I check the engine oil level in my 2024 Dodge Hornet?

To check the engine oil level, park on a level surface, turn off the engine, wait a few minutes, pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, reinsert it fully, and then pull it out again to check the level.

What type of transmission fluid is used in the 2024 Dodge Hornet?

The 2024 Dodge Hornet uses Mopar ATF+4 automatic transmission fluid.

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