2010 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Manual In Brief ... 1-1 Instrument Panel ... 1-2 Initial Drive Information ... 1-4 Vehicle Features ... 1-16 Performance and Maintenance Seats and Restraint System ... 2-1 Head Restraints ... 2-2 Front Seats ... 2-4 Rear Seats ...
For vehicles ﬁrst sold in Canada, substitute the name “General Motors of Canada Limited” for Chevrolet Motor Division wherever it appears in this manual. Keep this manual in the vehicle for quick reference.
Safety Warnings and Symbols Warning Messages found on vehicle labels and in this manual describe hazards and what to do to avoid or reduce them. Danger indicates a hazard with a high level of risk which will result in serious injury or death. Warning or Caution indicates a hazard that could result in injury or death.
Vehicle Symbol Chart Here are some additional symbols that may be found on the vehicle and what they mean. For more information on the symbol, refer to the index. : Airbag Readiness Light : Air Conditioning : Antilock Brake System (ABS) : Audio Steering Wheel Controls or OnStar : Brake System Warning Light "...
A. Outlet Adjustment on page 4-24. B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 4-4. C. Driver Shift Control (If Equipped). Automatic Transmission Operation (Six Speed Transmission) on page 3-26 or Automatic Transmission Operation (Four Speed Transmission) on page 3-29. D. Instrument Panel Cluster on page 4-26. E.
Initial Drive Information This section provides a brief overview about some of the important features that may or may not be on your speciﬁc vehicle. For more detailed information, refer to each of the features which can be found later in this owner manual. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System The RKE transmitter is used to remotely lock and...
The engine will continue to run for 10 minutes. Repeat the steps for a 10-minute time extension. Remote start can be extended only once. Canceling a Remote Start To cancel a remote start: • Aim the RKE transmitter at the vehicle and press and hold until the parking lamps turn off.
Windows On vehicles with power windows, the switches are on the driver door armrest. Each passenger door has a switch that controls only that window. Press the front of the switch to open the window. Pull the switch up to close it. For more information, see Power Windows on page 3-15.
Power Seats (If Equipped) Move the seat forward or rearward by moving the control forward or rearward. Raise or lower the front or rear of the seat by moving the front or rear of the control up or down. See Power Seats on page 2-5. Power Reclining Seatbacks (If Equipped) To raise or recline the seatback, tilt the top of the...
Power Lumbar Adjustment Press the front (A) or rear (B) of the control to increase or decrease lumbar support. See Power Lumbar on page 2-5. Second Row Seats Either side of the rear seatback can be folded down for more cargo space. With the front seatbacks in the fully upright position, lower the rear seatback by pulling up on the seatback strap while folding the seatback down.
Heated Seats On vehicles with heated seats, the control is located on the outboard side of the seat cushion. On vehicle’s with heated front seats, press the top of the switch to turn the feature on to the high heat setting. The indicator light (2) will be lit.
Sensing System for Passenger Airbag The passenger sensing system will turn off the right front passenger frontal airbag under certain conditions. The driver airbags are not affected by this. The passenger airbag status indicator will be visible on the instrument panel when the vehicle is started. United States See Passenger Sensing System on page 2-68 for important information.
Manually fold the mirrors inward to prevent damage when going through an automatic car wash. To fold, push the mirror toward the vehicle. Push the mirror outward, to return to its original position. Interior Mirror Vehicles with an automatic dimming rearview mirror will automatically reduce the glare from the headlamps of the vehicle behind.
Interior Lighting Dome Lamps The dome lamps come on when any door is opened. They turn off after all the doors are closed. To turn the dome lamps on manually, turn the instrument panel brightness knob, located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering column, clockwise to the farthest position.
Exterior Lighting : Brieﬂy turn to this position to manually turn the automatic lamp control off or on. In Canada, this position only works when a vehicle is in the P (Park) position. When the vehicle is put into D (Drive) the lights come on. AUTO: Automatically turns on the Daytime Running Lamps during daytime, and the headlamps, parking lamps, and taillamps at night.
Windshield Wiper/Washer The windshield wiper lever is located on the right side of the steering column. : Turns the wipers off. & : For intermittent or speed sensitive operation. While in this position, turn the vary frequency. 1-14 The amount of delay time varies between wiping cycles due to the delay setting selected or the speed of the vehicle.
Climate Controls Climate Control System A. Fan Control E. Air Delivery Mode B. Air Recirculation Control C. Temperature Control F. Air Conditioning D. Outside Air G. Rear Window Defogger Automatic Climate Control System (If Equipped) A. Fan Control E. Rear Window Defogger B.
For radios without a FAV button, up to 18 stations (six FM1, six FM2, and six AM), can be programmed on the six numbered buttons. See Radio(s) on page 4-55. Setting the Clock To set the time and date for the Radio with CD (MP3) and USB port or Radio with a Single CD (MP3) player: 1.
Portable Audio Devices (Auxiliary Input or USB Port) This vehicle may have an auxilliary input and a USB port, located on the audio faceplate. External devices ® such as iPods , laptop computers, MP3 players, CD changers, USB storage devices, etc. can be connected to the auxiliary port using a 3.5 mm (1/8 in) input jack or the USB port depending on the audio system.
® Bluetooth For vehicles with an in-vehicle Bluetooth system, it allows users with a Bluetooth enabled cell phone to make and receive hands-free calls using the vehicle’s audio system and controls. The Bluetooth enabled cell phone must be paired with the in-vehicle Bluetooth system before it can be used in the vehicle.
Vehicle Personalization Some vehicle features can be programmed by using the DIC buttons on the left side of the steering wheel. These features include: • Oil Life Reset • Units • RKE Lock and Unlock Feedback • Door Lock and Unlock Settings •...
Power Outlets Accessory power outlets can be used to connect auxiliary electrical equipment, such as a cellular telephone. There are two accessory power outlets. One accessory power outlet is located inside the storage bin below the climate controls and the other outlet is on the rear of the center storage console.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) The Electronic Stability Control system assists with directional control of the vehicle in difficult driving conditions. The system turns on automatically every time the vehicle is started. • To turn off both traction control and Electronic Stability Control, press and hold illuminates and the appropriate DIC message is displayed.
Engine Oil Life System The engine oil life system calculates engine oil life based on vehicle use and displays a DIC message when it is necessary to change the engine oil and ﬁlter. The oil life system should be reset to 100% only following an oil change.
Driving for Better Fuel Economy Driving habits can affect fuel mileage. Here are some driving tips to get the best fuel economy possible. • Avoid fast starts and accelerate smoothly. • Brake gradually and avoid abrupt stops. • Avoid idling the engine for long periods of time. •...
Online Owner Center The Online Owner Center is a complimentary service that includes online service reminders, vehicle maintenance tips, online owner manual, special privileges and more. Sign up today at: www.gmownercenter.com/chevrolet (U.S.) or www.gm.ca (Canada). ® OnStar ® OnStar uses several innovative technologies and live advisors to provide a wide range of safety, security, navigation, diagnostics, and calling services.
OnStar service cannot work unless the vehicle is in a place where OnStar has an agreement with a wireless service provider for service in that area. OnStar service also cannot work unless the vehicle is in a place where the wireless service provider OnStar has hired for that area has coverage, network capacity and reception when the service is needed, and technology that is compatible with the OnStar service.
Section 2 Head Restraints ...2-2 Front Seats ...2-4 Manual Seats ...2-4 Power Seats ...2-5 Power Lumbar ...2-5 Heated Seats ...2-6 Reclining Seatbacks ...2-6 Power Lift Seat ...2-9 Rear Seats ...2-10 Split Folding Rear Seat ...2-10 Safety Belts ...2-12 Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone ...2-12 How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...2-17 Lap-Shoulder Belt ...2-26 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ...2-31...
Head Restraints The vehicle’s front seats have adjustable head restraints in the outboard seating positions. WARNING: With head restraints that are not installed and adjusted properly, there is a greater chance that occupants will suffer a neck/spinal injury in a crash.
Pull the head restraint up to raise it. To lower the head restraint, press the button, located on the top of the seatback, and push the restraint down. Push down on the head restraint after the button is released to make sure that it is locked in place. The head restraints are not designed to be removed.
Front Seats Manual Seats WARNING: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and confuse you, or make you push a pedal when you do not want to.
Power Seats If the vehicle has power seats, the controls used to operate them are located on the outboard side of the seats. To adjust the seat: • Move the seat forward or rearward by sliding the control forward or rearward. •...
Heated Seats On vehicle’s with heated front seats, press the top of the switch to turn the feature on to the high heat setting. The indicator light (2) will be lit. Press the top of the switch again to go to the low heat setting.
On seats with manual reclining seatbacks, the lever used to operate them is located on the outboard side of the seat. To recline the seatback: 1. Lift the recline lever. 2. Move the seatback to the desired position, then release the lever to lock the seatback in place. 3.
Power Reclining Seatbacks If the seats have power reclining seatbacks, the control used to recline them is located on the outboard side of the seat behind the power seat control. • To recline the seatback, tilt the top of the control rearward.
Rear Seats Split Folding Rear Seat With this feature, either side of the seatback can be folded down for more cargo space. Before folding a seatback, make sure the front seat is not reclined. If it is, the rear seatback will not fold down all the way.
To raise the rear seatback pull the seatback up and make sure it latches. Push and pull on the seatback to be sure it is locked in position. Make sure that the safety belts are properly stowed over the seatback in all three positions.
Safety Belts Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This section of the manual describes how to use safety belts properly. It also describes some things not to do with safety belts. WARNING: Do not let anyone ride where a safety belt cannot be worn properly.
In most states and in all Canadian provinces, the law requires wearing safety belts. Here is why: You never know if you will be in a crash. If you do have a crash, you do not know if it will be a serious one. A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up, a person would not survive.
or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the forces. That is why safety belts make such good sense. 2-16 Questions and Answers About Safety Belts...
If I am a good driver, and I never drive far from home, why should I wear safety belts? You may be an excellent driver, but if you are in a crash — even one that is not your fault — you and your passenger(s) can be hurt.
Sit up straight and always keep your feet on the ﬂoor in front of you. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. 2-18 In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones and you would be less likely to slide under the lap belt.
What is wrong with this? The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give as much protection this way. WARNING: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury.
What is wrong with this? The lap belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as much protection this way. 2-20 WARNING: You can be seriously hurt if your lap belt is too loose. In a crash, you could slide under the lap belt and apply force on your abdomen.
What is wrong with this? The belt is buckled in the wrong buckle. WARNING: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not on the pelvic bones.
What is wrong with this? The belt is over an armrest. 2-22 WARNING: You can be seriously injured if your belt goes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied on the abdomen, not on the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or fatal injuries.
What is wrong with this? The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. WARNING: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury.
What is wrong with this? The belt is behind the body. 2-24 WARNING: You can be seriously injured by not wearing the lap-shoulder belt properly. In a crash, you would not be restrained by the shoulder belt. Your body could move too far forward increasing the chance of head and neck injury.
What is wrong with this? The belt is twisted across the body. WARNING: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you would not have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer/retailer to ﬁx it.
Lap-Shoulder Belt All seating positions in the vehicle have a lap-shoulder belt. The following instructions explain how to wear a lap-shoulder belt properly. 1. Adjust the seat, if the seat is adjustable, so you can sit up straight. To see how, see “Seats” in the Index. 2.
4. If equipped with a shoulder belt height adjuster, move it to the height that is right for you. Improper shoulder belt height adjustment could reduce the effectiveness of the safety belt in a crash. See “Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment” later in this section for instruction on use and important safety information.
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster Your vehicle has a shoulder belt height adjuster for the driver and right front passenger position. Adjust the height so that the shoulder portion of the belt is centered on the shoulder. The belt should be away from the face and neck, but not falling off of the shoulder.
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides This vehicle may have rear shoulder belt comfort guides. If not, they are available through your dealer/retailer. The guides may provide added safety belt comfort for older children who have outgrown booster seats and for some adults.
3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies ﬂat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 2-30 WARNING: A safety belt that is not properly worn may not provide the protection needed in a crash. The person wearing the belt could be seriously injured.
4. Buckle, position, and release the safety belt as described previously in this section. Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guide, squeeze the belt edges together so that the safety belt can be removed from the guide.
Safety Belt Extender If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you, you should use it. But if a safety belt is not long enough, your dealer/retailer will order you an extender. When you go in to order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear, so the extender will be long enough for you.
The manufacturer’s instructions that come with the booster seat state the weight and height limitations for that booster. Use a booster seat with a lap-shoulder belt until the child passes the below ﬁt test: • Sit all the way back on the seat. Do the knees bend at the seat edge? If yes, continue.
WARNING: Never do this. Never allow two children to wear the same safety belt. The safety belt can not properly spread the impact forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A safety belt must be used by only one person at a time. 2-34...
WARNING: Never do this. Never allow a child to wear the safety belt with the shoulder belt behind their back. A child can be seriously injured by not wearing the lap-shoulder belt properly. In a crash, the child would not be restrained by the shoulder belt.
Infants and Young Children Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes infants and all other children. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints. In fact, the law in every state in the United States and in every Canadian province says children up to some age must be restrained while in a vehicle.
WARNING: Never do this. Children who are up against, or very close to, any airbag when it inﬂates can be seriously injured or killed. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in the right front seat. Secure a rear-facing child restraint WARNING: (Continued) WARNING: (Continued) in a rear seat.
What are the different types of add-on child restraints? Add-on child restraints, which are purchased by the vehicle’s owner, are available in four basic types. Selection of a particular restraint should take into consideration not only the child’s weight, height, and age but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used.
WARNING: A young child’s hip bones are still so small that the vehicle’s regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should. Instead, it may settle up around the child’s abdomen. In a crash, the belt would apply force on a body area that is unprotected by any bony structure.
A forward-facing child seat (B) provides restraint for the child’s body with the harness. 2-40 A booster seat (C-D) is a child restraint designed to improve the ﬁt of the vehicle’s safety belt system. A booster seat can also help a child to see out the window.
Securing an Add-On Child Restraint in the Vehicle WARNING: A child can be seriously injured or killed in a crash if the child restraint is not properly secured in the vehicle. Secure the child restraint properly in the vehicle using the vehicle’s safety belt or LATCH system, following the instructions that came with that child restraint and the instructions in this manual.
Where to Put the Restraint Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. We recommend that children and child restraints be secured in a rear seat, including: an infant or a child riding in a rear-facing child restraint;...
If you secure a child restraint in the left or center rear seat using LATCH, review the following illustrations. Depending on where you place the child restraint, you may not be able to access certain safety belt assemblies or LATCH anchors for additional passengers or child restraints.
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) The LATCH system holds a child restraint during driving or in a crash. This system is designed to make installation of a child restraint easier. The LATCH system uses anchors in the vehicle and attachments on the child restraint that are made for use with the LATCH system.
Top Tether Anchor A top tether (A, C) anchors the top of the child restraint to the vehicle. A top tether anchor is built into the vehicle. The top tether attachment (B) on the child restraint connects to the top tether anchor in the vehicle in order to reduce the forward movement and rotation of the child restraint during driving or in a crash.
Lower Anchor and Top Tether Anchor Locations (Top Tether Anchor): Seating positions with top tether anchors. (Lower Anchor): Seating positions with two lower anchors. Rear Seat 2-46 To assist you in locating the lower anchors, each rear anchor position has a label, near the crease between the seatback and the seat cushion.
The top tether anchors are located under the covers, behind the rear seat, on the ﬁller panel. Be sure to use an anchor located on the same side of the vehicle as the seating position where the child restraint will be placed. Do not secure a child restraint in a position without a top tether anchor if a national or local law requires that the top tether be attached, or if the instructions that...
Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System WARNING: If a LATCH-type child restraint is not attached to anchors, the child restraint will not be able to protect the child correctly. In a crash, the child could be seriously injured or killed. Install a LATCH-type child restraint properly using the anchors, or use the vehicle’s safety belts to secure the restraint, following the instructions that came...
Notice: Do not let the LATCH attachments rub against the vehicle’s safety belts. This may damage these parts. If necessary, move buckled safety belts to avoid rubbing the LATCH attachments. Do not fold the empty rear seat with a safety belt buckled.
This system is designed to make installation of child restraints easier. When using lower anchors, do not use the vehicle’s safety belts. Instead use the vehicle’s anchors and child restraint attachments to secure the restraints. Some restraints also use another vehicle anchor to secure a top tether.
If the position you are using has an adjustable headrest or head restraint and you are using a single tether, route the tether under the headrest or head restraint and in between the headrest or head restraint posts. See Head Restraints on page 2-2.
If more than one child restraint needs to be installed in the rear seat, be sure to read Where to Put the Restraint on page 2-42. 1. Put the child restraint on the seat. 2. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or around the restraint.
5. To tighten the belt, push down on the child restraint, pull the shoulder portion of the belt to tighten the lap portion of the belt and feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor. When installing a forward-facing child restraint, it may be helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt.
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position This vehicle has airbags. A rear seat is a safer place to secure a forward-facing child restraint. See Where to Put the Restraint on page 2-42. In addition, the vehicle has a passenger sensing system which is designed to turn off the right front passenger frontal airbag and seat-mounted side impact airbag under certain conditions.
WARNING: (Continued) Secure rear-facing child restraints in a rear seat, even if the airbag is off. If you secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front seat, always move the front passenger seat as far back as it will go. It is better to secure the child restraint in a rear seat.
4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. 5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. Position the release button on the buckle so that the safety belt could be quickly unbuckled if necessary.
6. To tighten the belt, push down on the child restraint, pull the shoulder portion of the belt to tighten the lap portion of the belt and feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor. When installing a forward-facing child restraint, it may be helpful to use your knee to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt.
Airbag System The vehicle has the following airbags: • A frontal airbag for the driver. • A frontal airbag for the right front passenger. • A seat-mounted side impact airbag for the driver. • A seat-mounted side impact airbag for the right front passenger.
Here are the most important things to know about the airbag system: WARNING: You can be severely injured or killed in a crash if you are not wearing your safety belt — even if you have airbags. Airbags are designed to work with safety belts, but do not replace them.
WARNING: Children who are up against, or very close to, any airbag when it inﬂates can be seriously injured or killed. Airbags plus lap-shoulder belts offer protection for adults and older children, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle’s safety belt system nor its airbag system is designed for them.
The right front passenger’s frontal airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger’s side. Driver Side shown, Passenger Side similar The seat-mounted side impact airbags for the driver and right front passenger are in the side of the seatbacks closest to the door.
Driver Side shown, Passenger Side similar The roof-rail airbags for the driver, right front passenger, and second row outboard passengers are in the ceiling above the side windows. 2-62 WARNING: If something is between an occupant and an airbag, the airbag might not inﬂate properly or it might force the object into that person causing severe injury or even death.
When Should an Airbag Inﬂate? Frontal airbags are designed to inﬂate in moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal crashes to help reduce the potential for severe injuries mainly to the driver’s or right front passenger’s head and chest. However, they are only designed to inﬂate if the impact exceeds a predetermined deployment threshold.
In addition, the vehicle has dual-stage frontal airbags. Dual-stage airbags adjust the restraint according to crash severity. The vehicle has electronic frontal sensors, which help the sensing system distinguish between a moderate frontal impact and a more severe frontal impact. For moderate frontal impacts, dual-stage airbags inﬂate at a level less than full deployment.
What Makes an Airbag Inﬂate? In a deployment event, the sensing system sends an electrical signal triggering a release of gas from the inﬂator. Gas from the inﬂator ﬁlls the airbag causing the bag to break out of the cover and deploy. The inﬂator, the airbag, and related hardware are all part of the airbag module.
What Will You See After an Airbag Inﬂates? After the frontal airbags and seat-mounted side impact airbags inﬂate, they quickly deﬂate, so quickly that some people may not even realize an airbag inﬂated. Roof-rail airbags may still be at least partially inﬂated for some time after they deploy.
WARNING: A crash severe enough to inﬂate the airbags may have also damaged important functions in the vehicle, such as the fuel system, brake and steering systems, etc. Even if the vehicle appears to be drivable after a moderate crash, there may be concealed damage that could make it difficult to safely operate the vehicle.
Passenger Sensing System The vehicle has a passenger sensing system for the right front passenger position. The passenger airbag status indicator will be visible on the instrument panel when the vehicle is started. United States The words ON and OFF, or the symbol for on and off, are visible during the system check.
WARNING: A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger airbag inﬂates. This is because the back of the rear-facing child restraint would be very close to the inﬂating airbag. A child in a forward-facing child restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger airbag inﬂates and the passenger seat is in a forward position.
The passenger sensing system is designed to turn on (may inﬂate) the right front passenger frontal airbag and seat-mounted side impact airbag anytime the system senses that a person of adult size is sitting properly in the right front passenger seat. When the passenger sensing system has allowed the airbags to be enabled, the on indicator will light and stay lit to remind you that the airbags are active.
If the On Indicator is Lit for a Child Restraint If a child restraint has been installed and the on indicator is lit: 1. Turn the vehicle off. 2. Remove the child restraint from the vehicle. 3. Remove any additional items from the seat such as blankets, cushions, seat covers, seat heaters, or seat massagers.
If the Off Indicator is Lit for an Adult-Size Occupant If a person of adult-size is sitting in the right front passenger seat, but the off indicator is lit, it could be because that person is not sitting properly in the seat. 2-72 If this happens, use the following steps to allow the system to detect that person and enable the right front...
If the shoulder portion of the belt is pulled out all the way, the child restraint locking feature will be engaged. This may unintentionally cause the passenger sensing system to turn the airbag(s) off for some adult size occupants. If this happens, let the belt go back all the way and start again.
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle Is there anything I might add to or change about the vehicle that could keep the airbags from working properly? Yes. If you add things that change your vehicle’s frame, bumper system, height, front end or side sheet metal, they may keep the airbag system from working properly.
Restraint System Check Checking the Restraint Systems Safety Belts Now and then, check that the safety belt reminder light, safety belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors, and anchorages are all working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job.
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash WARNING: A crash can damage the restraint systems in your vehicle. A damaged restraint system may not properly protect the person using it, resulting in serious injury or even death in a crash. To help make sure your restraint systems are working properly after a crash, have them inspected and any necessary replacements made...
Section 3 Universal Home Remote System ...3-38 Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED) ...3-39 Storage Areas ...3-45 Glove Box ...3-45 Cupholders ...3-45 Instrument Panel Storage ...3-46 Features and Controls Front Storage Area ...3-46 Center Console Storage ...3-46 Driver Storage Compartment ...3-46 Convenience Net ...3-46 Sunroof ...3-47...
Keys WARNING: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons, children or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. The windows will function with the keys in the ignition and children could be seriously injured or killed if caught in the path of a closing window.
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System See Radio Frequency Statement on page 8-20 for information regarding Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and RSS-210/211 of Industry and Science Canada. Changes or modiﬁcations to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment.
(Lock): Press to lock all the doors. The interior lamps turn off after all of the doors are closed. If enabled through the Driver Information Center (DIC), the remote lock feedback can be programmed to have the horn chirp and/or the turn signals ﬂash to conﬁrm locking.
Battery Replacement Replace the battery if the KEY FOB BATT (Battery) LOW message displays in the DIC. See “KEY FOB BATT (Battery) LOW” under DIC Warnings and Messages on page 4-43 for additional information. Notice: When replacing the battery, do not touch any of the circuitry on the transmitter.
There are other conditions which can affect the performance of the transmitter, see Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System on page 3-4 for additional information. (Remote Start): This button will be on the RKE transmitter if you have remote start. To start the vehicle using the remote start feature: 1.
The parking lamps turn off to indicate the engine is off. After the engine has been started two times, or one time with a time extension, the vehicle’s ignition must be turned to ON/RUN using the key before the remote start procedure can be used again.
Doors and Locks Door Locks WARNING: Unlocked doors can be dangerous. • Passengers, especially children, can easily open the doors and fall out of a moving vehicle. When a door is locked, the handle will not open it. The chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash is increased if the doors are not locked.
Door Ajar Reminder A chime will sound and the DOOR AJAR message will display if one of the doors is not fully closed. This happens when the ignition is on and the shift lever is moved out of P (Park) or N (Neutral). See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 4-43.
Rear Door Security Locks The vehicle has rear door security locks to prevent passengers from opening the rear doors from the inside. Open the rear doors to access the security locks on the inside edge of each door. To set the locks, insert a key into the slot and turn it to the horizontal position.
Trunk Press the trunk release button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter for one second to open the trunk from the outside. WARNING: Exhaust gases can enter the vehicle if it is driven with the liftgate, trunk/hatch open, or with any objects that pass through the seal between the body and the trunk/hatch or liftgate.
Remote Trunk Release Press the button located on the driver door near the map pocket to open the trunk. The trunk can only be opened while the vehicle is in P (Park) or when the ignition is off. Trunk Assist Handle There is an assist handle located on the inside of the trunk.
Emergency Trunk Release Handle Notice: Do not use the emergency trunk release handle as a tie-down or anchor point when securing items in the trunk as it could damage the handle. The emergency trunk release handle is only intended to aid a person trapped in a latched trunk, enabling them to open the trunk from the inside.
Express-Down Window The driver window has an express-down feature. This switch is labeled AUTO. Press the front all the way down and release, to automatically lower. To stop the window while it is lowering, pull the front of the switch momentarily. To raise the window, pull and hold the front of the switch.
Express Window Anti-Pinch Override WARNING: If express override is activated, the window will not reverse automatically. You or others could be injured and the window could be damaged. Before you use express override, make sure that all people and obstructions are clear of the window path. In an emergency, the anti-pinch feature can be overridden in a supervised mode.
Theft-Deterrent Systems Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities. This vehicle has theft-deterrent features, however, they do not make it impossible to steal. Content Theft-Deterrent Your vehicle may have a content theft-deterrent alarm system. Arming the System With the ignition off, press the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter lock button to arm the system.
Disarming the System To disarm the system, do one of the following: • Press the RKE transmitter unlock button. • Turn the ignition to ON/RUN. Once the system is disarmed, the security light will stop ﬂashing. How the System Alarm is Activated To activate the system if it is armed: •...
® PASS-Key III+ Electronic Immobilizer See Radio Frequency Statement on page 8-20 for information regarding Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and RSS-210/211 of Industry and Science Canada. ® PASS-Key III+ Electronic Immobilizer Operation ® Your vehicle has PASS-Key III+ (Personalized Automotive Security System) theft-deterrent system.
It may be possible for the PASS-Key “learn” the transponder value of a new or replacement key. Up to 10 keys may be programmed for the vehicle. The following procedure is for programming additional keys only. If all the currently programmed keys are lost or do not operate, you must see your dealer/retailer or a locksmith who can service PASS-Key have keys made and programmed to the system.
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle New Vehicle Break-In Notice: The vehicle does not need an elaborate break-in. But it will perform better in the long run if you follow these guidelines: • Do not drive at any one constant speed, fast or slow, for the ﬁrst 500 miles (805 km).
The shift lever must be in P (Park) to turn the ignition switch to LOCK/OFF. The steering can bind with the wheels turned off center. If this happens, move the steering wheel from right to left while turning the key to ACC/ACCESSORY. If this doesn’t work, the vehicle needs service.
Starting the Engine Move the shift lever to P (Park) or N (Neutral). The engine will not start in any other position. To restart the engine when the vehicle is already moving, use N (Neutral) only. Notice: Do not try to shift to P (Park) if the vehicle is moving.
Notice: The engine is designed to work with the electronics in the vehicle. If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Before adding electrical equipment, check with your dealer/retailer. If you do not, the engine might not perform properly.
Automatic Transmission Operation (Six Speed Transmission) The automatic transmission has a shift lever located on the console between the seats. P (Park): This position locks the front wheels. It is the best position to use when you start the engine because the vehicle cannot move easily.
R (Reverse): Use this gear to back up. Notice: Shifting to R (Reverse) while the vehicle is moving forward could damage the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Shift to R (Reverse) only after the vehicle is stopped.
Driver Shift Control (DSC) To use this feature, do the following: 1. Move the shift lever from D (Drive) rearward to M (Manual). While driving in manual mode, the transmission will remain in the driver selected gear. When coming to a stop in the manual position, the vehicle will automatically shift into 1 (First) gear.
With the DSC feature, the vehicle can be set to pull away in Second or Third gear. 1. Move the shift lever from D (Drive) into the M (Manual Mode). 2. With the vehicle stopped, press (+) end of the button to select Second or Third gear.
R (Reverse): Use this gear to back up. Notice: Shifting to R (Reverse) while the vehicle is moving forward could damage the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Shift to R (Reverse) only after the vehicle is stopped.
I (Intermediate): This position is also used for normal driving. However, it reduces vehicle speed without using the brakes for slight downgrades where the vehicle would otherwise accelerate. If constant upshifting or downshifting occurs while driving up steep hills, this position can be used to prevent repetitive types of shifts.
The PUSH PARK PEDAL message will also display in the Driver Information Center (DIC) as a reminder to release the parking brake. See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 4-43. Notice: Driving with the parking brake on can overheat the brake system and cause premature wear or damage to brake system parts.
Leaving the Vehicle with the Engine Running WARNING: It can be dangerous to leave the vehicle with the engine running. The vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking brake ﬁrmly set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it could overheat and even catch ﬁre.
Parking Over Things That Burn WARNING: Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under the vehicle and ignite. Do not park over papers, leaves, dry grass, or other things that can burn. Engine Exhaust WARNING: Engine exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled.
Running the Vehicle While Parked It is better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know. WARNING: Idling a vehicle in an enclosed area with poor ventilation is dangerous. Engine exhaust may enter the vehicle.
Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror Hold the inside rearview mirror in the center to move it for a clearer view of behind your vehicle. Adjust the mirror to avoid glare from the headlamps behind. Push the tab forward for daytime use and pull it for nighttime use.
Compass Calibration If after a few seconds the display does not show a compass direction, (N for North for example), there may be a strong magnetic ﬁeld interfering with the compass. Interference can be caused by a magnetic antenna mount, note pad holder, or similar object. If the letter C appears in the compass window, the compass may need to be reset or calibrated.
Outside Power Mirrors Controls for the outside power mirrors are located on the driver door. To adjust the mirrors: 1. Move the selector switch located below the four-way control pad to the left or right to choose either the driver side or passenger side mirror. 2.
Universal Home Remote System Operation (With Three Round LED) This vehicle may have the Universal Home Remote System. If there are three round Light Emitting Diode (LED) indicator lights above the Universal Home Remote buttons, follow the instructions below. This system provides a way to replace up to three remote control transmitters used to activate devices such as garage door openers, security systems, and home automation devices.
Programming Universal Home Remote — Rolling Code For questions or help programming the Universal Home Remote System, call 1-866-572-2728 or go to learcar2u.com. Most garage door openers sold after 1996 are Rolling Code units. Programming a garage door opener involves time-sensitive actions, so read the entire procedure before starting.
3. Immediately return to the vehicle. Press and hold the Universal Home Remote button that will be used to control the garage door until the garage door moves. The indicator light, above the selected button, should slowly blink. This button may need to be held for up to 20 seconds.
To program up to three devices: 1. To verify that the garage door opener is a Fixed Code unit, remove the battery cover on the hand held transmitter supplied by the manufacturer of the garage door opener motor. If there are a row of dip switches similar to the graphic above, the garage door opener is a Fixed Code unit.
Example of Eight Dip Switches with Three Positions The panel of switches might not appear exactly as they do in the examples above, but they should be similar. The switch positions on the hand-held transmitter could be labeled, as follows: •...
4. The indicator lights will blink slowly. Enter each switch setting from Step 2 into your vehicle’s Universal Home Remote. You will have two and one-half minutes to complete Step 4. Now press one button on the Universal Home Remote for each switch setting as follows: •...
Using Universal Home Remote Press and hold the appropriate button for at least half of a second. The indicator light will come on while the signal is being transmitted. Reprogramming Universal Home Remote Buttons Any of the three buttons can be reprogrammed by repeating the instructions.
Instrument Panel Storage An instrument panel storage area, with a removable liner, is located above the radio. Slide the latch toward the back of the vehicle to open the storage area. Front Storage Area A storage area is located in front of the shift lever. Push the bottom of the door and the storage will automatically open.
Sunroof On vehicles with a sunroof, the switch is located on the headliner between the map lamps. The sunroof only operates when the ignition is in ON/RUN, ACC/ACCESSORY, or if Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 3-23. Press and release the back of the switch to open the sunroof to the vent position.
Instrument Panel Overview Hazard Warning Flashers (Hazard Warning Flasher): Press this button located on the instrument panel, to make the front and rear turn signal lamps ﬂash on and off. This warns others that you are having trouble. Press again to turn the ﬂashers off. Horn Press near or on the horn symbols on the steering wheel pad to sound the horn.
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever The lever on the left side of the steering column operates the following: : Turn and Lane-Change Signals : Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer : Exterior Lamp Control Flash-to-Pass. Information for these features is on the pages following. Turn and Lane-Change Signals An arrow on the instrument panel cluster ﬂashes in the direction of the turn or...
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer To change the headlamps from low beam to high beam, push the turn signal/multifunction lever away from you. This instrument panel cluster light high beam lamps are turned on while the ignition is in ON/RUN. To change the headlamps from high beam to low beam, pull the turn signal lever toward you.
The amount of delay time varies between wiping cycles due to the delay setting selected or the speed of the vehicle. As vehicle speed is increased or decreased, the wiper interval also increases or decreases. (Low Speed): Slow wipes. (High Speed): Fast wipes. (Mist): Single wipe, move the lever down, then release it.
Cruise Control Cruise control lets a speed of about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more be maintained without keeping your foot on the accelerator. This can really help on long trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below 25 mph (40 km/h).
RES+ (Resume): Press to resume a set speed and to accelerate the speed. SET− (Set): Press to set a speed and to decrease the speed. To set a speed do the following: 1. Press to turn cruise control on. The indicator light on the button comes on.
Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control If the cruise control system is already engaged: • Push and hold the SET− until the desired lower speed is reached, then release it. • To slow down in very small amounts, brieﬂy push the SET−.
Headlamps The band on the lever on the outboard side of the steering column operates the exterior lamps. The exterior lamp control has the following four positions: (Headlamps): Turns on the headlamps, parking lamps, and taillamps. (Parking Lamps): Turns on the parking lamps and taillamps only.
Headlamps Off in Park This feature works when the ignition is in the ON/RUN position and it is dark outside. To turn the headlamps off when it is dark outside but keep other exterior lights on, turn the exterior lamp control to the parking lamp position.
Automatic Headlamp System When it is dark enough outside, the automatic headlamp system turns on the headlamps at the normal brightness along with other lamps such as the taillamps, sidemarker, parking lamps, and the instrument panel lights. The radio lights will also be dim. The vehicle has a light sensor on top of the instrument panel that controls the automatic headlamp system.
Instrument Panel Brightness The knob with this symbol is located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering column. Turn the knob clockwise or counterclockwise to brighten or dim the lights. Turn the knob completely clockwise to turn on the interior lamps.
Electric Power Management The vehicle has Electric Power Management (EPM) that estimates the battery’s temperature and state of charge. It then adjusts the voltage for best performance and extended life of the battery. When the battery’s state of charge is low, the voltage is raised slightly to quickly bring the charge back up.
• Press any Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter button (if equipped). • Press the remote trunk release button. • Press the power door lock switch. The battery run-down feature will also be activated when any door on the vehicle is left open and the ignition is in LOCK/OFF.
Power Outlet 115 Volt Alternating Current The vehicle may have a power outlet that can be used to plug in electrical equipment that uses a maximum limit of 150 watts. The power outlet is located on the rear of the center console.
Climate Controls Climate Control System The heating, cooling and ventilation for the vehicle can be controlled with this system. A. Fan Control E. Air Delivery Mode B. Recirculation Control C. Temperature F. Air Conditioning Control G. Rear Window D. Outside Air Defogger Operation Temperature Control: Turn clockwise or...
(Defog): This mode clears the windows of fog or moisture. Air is directed to the windshield and ﬂoor outlets, with some air directed to the side windows. When this mode is selected, the system automatically turns off recirculation and runs the air-conditioning compressor unless the outside temperature is at or below freezing.
Using these settings together for long periods of time can cause the air inside of the vehicle to become too dry. To prevent this from happening, after the air in the vehicle has cooled, turn the recirculation mode off. (Outside Air): Press to turn the outside air mode on.
Remote Start Climate Control Operation For vehicles with the remote start feature, when it is activated the climate control system heats or cools the inside of the vehicle using the modes that were set before the vehicle was turned off. The climate control knobs will remain active during a remote start.
Automatic Operation AUTO (Automatic): Select AUTO on both the fan speed control and the air delivery mode control knobs to activate the automatic system. When automatic operation is active the system controls the inside temperature and air delivery. To place the system in automatic mode do the following: 1.
Select from the following: (Vent): Air is directed to the instrument panel outlets. (Bi-Level): Air is divided between the instrument panel outlets and the ﬂoor outlets. (Floor): Air is directed to the ﬂoor outlets with some air directed to the side window outlets. (Defog): This mode clears the windows of fog or moisture.
(Recirculation): Press to turn the recirculation mode on. An indicator light above the button comes on to show it is on. This mode recirculates and helps to quickly cool the air inside the vehicle. It can be used to help prevent outside air and odors from entering the vehicle.
Remote Start Climate Control Operation For vehicles with remote start, when it is activated the climate control system heats and cools the inside of the vehicle using the previous system settings before the vehicle was turned off. The climate control knobs will remain active during a remote start.
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators Warning lights and gages can signal that something is wrong before it becomes serious enough to cause an expensive repair or replacement. Paying attention to the warning lights and gages could prevent injury. Warning lights come on when there might be or there is a problem with one of the vehicle’s functions.
Speedometer and Odometer The speedometer shows the vehicle speed in both miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h). The odometer shows how far the vehicle has been driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada). This vehicle has a tamper resistant odometer.
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light Several seconds after the engine is started, a chime sounds for several seconds to remind the front passenger to buckle their safety belt. The passenger safety belt light, located on the instrument panel, comes on and stays on for several seconds and then ﬂashes for several more.
WARNING: If the airbag readiness light stays on after the vehicle is started or comes on while driving, it means the airbag system might not be working properly. The airbags in the vehicle might not inﬂate in a crash, or they could even inﬂate without a crash.
If the word ON or the on symbol is lit on the passenger airbag status indicator, it means that the right front passenger frontal airbag and seat-mounted side impact airbag are enabled (may inﬂate). If the word OFF or the off symbol is lit on the passenger airbag status indicator, it means that the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front passenger frontal and seat-mounted side impact airbag.
Brake System Warning Light The vehicle’s hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If one part is not working, the other part can still work and stop the vehicle. For good braking both parts need to be working. If the warning light comes on, there is a brake problem. Have the brake system inspected right away.
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light For vehicles with the Antilock Brake System (ABS), this light comes on brieﬂy when the engine is started. If it does not, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer/retailer. If the system is working normally the indicator light then goes off.
If this light is on and not ﬂashing, the TCS and potentially the ESC system have been disabled. Check the DIC messaging to determine which feature(s) is no longer functioning and whether it is because of the driver turning off the feature(s), or because the system is not working properly and the vehicle requires service.
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage United States This gage shows the engine coolant temperature. If the pointer moves towards the H (United States) or to the shaded thermostat symbol area (Canada), the engine is too hot. A temperature indicator light turns on and a chime sounds.
When the Light Flashes First and Then is On Steady This indicates that there may be a problem with the Tire Pressure Monitor System. The light ﬂashes for about a minute and stays on steady for the remainder of the ignition cycle. This sequence repeats with every ignition cycle.
Notice: Modiﬁcations made to the engine, transmission, exhaust, intake, or fuel system of the vehicle or the replacement of the original tires with other than those of the same Tire Performance Criteria (TPC) can affect the vehicle’s emission controls and can cause this light to come on. Modiﬁcations to these systems could lead to costly repairs not covered by the vehicle warranty.
• Make sure to fuel the vehicle with quality fuel. Poor fuel quality causes the engine not to run as efficiently as designed and can cause: stalling after start-up, stalling when the vehicle is changed into gear, misﬁring, hesitation on acceleration, or stumbling on acceleration.
Oil Pressure Light WARNING: Do not keep driving if the oil pressure is low. The engine can become so hot that it catches ﬁre. Someone could be burned. Check the oil as soon as possible and have the vehicle serviced. Notice: Lack of proper engine oil maintenance can damage the engine.
Cruise Control Light The cruise control light comes on whenever the cruise control is set. The light goes out when the cruise control is turned off. See Cruise Control on page 4-7 for more information. Highbeam On Light This light comes on when the high-beam headlamps are in use.
Here are four things that some owners ask about. These are normal and do not indicate a problem with the fuel gage: • At the service station, the gas pump shuts off before the gage reads full. • It takes a little more or less fuel to ﬁll up than the gage indicated.
DIC Operation and Displays The DIC comes on when the ignition is on. The DIC has different modes which can be accessed by pressing the DIC buttons. The button functions are detailed in the following. Information Modes INFO (Information): Press this button to scroll through the following vehicle information modes: Outside Air Temperature The outside air temperature will be displayed at the...
MPG (L/100 KM) AVG (Average) Press the information button until MPG (L/100 KM) AVG displays. This mode shows how many liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km) or miles per gallon (mpg) your vehicle is getting based on current and past driving conditions.
DIC Warnings and Messages These messages appear if there is a problem detected in one of your vehicle’s systems. A message clears when the vehicle’s condition is no longer present. To acknowledge a message and clear it from the display, press and hold any of the DIC buttons.
CRUISE ENGAGED This message displays when the cruise control system is active. See Cruise Control on page 4-7 for more information. DOOR AJAR This message displays if one or more of the vehicle’s doors are not closed properly. Make sure that the door(s) are closed completely.
ICE POSSIBLE This message displays when the outside air temperature is cold enough to create icy road conditions. Adjust your driving accordingly. KEY FOB BATT (Battery) LOW This message displays if the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter battery is low. Replace the battery in the transmitter.
SERVICE ESC (ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL) If your vehicle has Electronic Stability Control (ESC), this message displays and a chime sounds if there has been a problem detected with ESC. The ESC/TCS light also appears on the instrument panel cluster. This light stays on solid as long as the detected problem remains present.
Pressure on page 6-56. The DIC also shows the tire pressure values. See DIC Operation and Displays on page 4-41. TRACTION OFF If your vehicle has the Traction Control System (TCS), this message displays and the ESC/TCS light on the instrument panel cluster comes on solid when the system is turned off.
Personalization Menu Modes OIL LIFE RESET When this feature is displayed, you can reset the engine oil life system. To reset the system, see Engine Oil Life System on page 6-22. See “OIL LIFE” under DIC Operation and Displays on page 4-41 for more information.
ON: The horn will chirp on the ﬁrst press of the lock button on the RKE transmitter. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation on page 3-4 for more information. To select a setting and move on to the next feature, press the information button while the desired setting is displayed on the DIC.
DELAY LOCK This feature, which delays the actual locking of the vehicle, can be enabled or disabled. When DELAY LOCK appears on the display, press and hold the reset button for at least one second to scroll through the available settings: ON (default): The doors will not lock until ﬁve seconds after the last door is closed.
UNLK (Unlock) This screen displays only if DRIVER or ALL is selected for the AUTO UNLK feature. This feature determines when the automatic door unlocking will occur. When UNLK appears on the display, press and hold the reset button for at least one second to scroll through the available settings: KEY OFF: The door(s) will unlock when the key is turned off.
LANGUAGE This feature allows you to select the language in which the DIC will display. When LANGUAGE appears on the display, press and hold the reset button for at least one second to scroll through the available settings: ENGLISH (default): All messages will appear in English.
Notice: Contact your dealer/retailer before adding any equipment. Adding audio or communication equipment could interfere with the operation of the vehicle’s engine, radio, or other systems, and could damage them. Follow federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone equipment. Notice: The chime signals related to safety belts, parking brake, and other functions of your vehicle operate through the radio/entertainment system.
With Date Display Radio with CD (MP3) and USB Port, and Radio with Single CD (MP3) Player To set the time and date: 1. Turn the ignition key to ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN. Press to turn the radio on. 2. Press and the HR, MIN, MM, DD, YYYY (hour, minute, month, day, and year) displays.
Radio(s) Radio with CD (MP3) and USB Port shown, Radio with CD (MP3) similar Radio with CD (Base) The vehicle has one of these radios as its audio system. Radio Data System (RDS) The radio may have RDS. The RDS feature is available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information.
In rare cases, a radio station could broadcast incorrect information that causes the radio features to work improperly. If this happens, contact the radio station. Playing the Radio (Power/Volume): Press to turn the system on and off. Turn to increase or decrease the volume. Speed Compensated Volume (SCV): Radios with the Speed Compensated Volume (SCV) feature automatically adjust the radio volume to compensate for...
¨ SEEK: Press to seek or scan stations with a strong signal in the selected band. • To seek stations, press and release to the next station and stay there. • To scan stations, press and hold few seconds until the radio beeps once. The radio goes to a station, plays for a few seconds, then goes to the next station.
To store a station as a favorite: 1. Tune to the desired radio station and set the balance/fade and tone settings to the desired levels. 2. Press FAV to display the page where to store the station. 3. Press and hold one of the six softkeys until a beep sounds.
Setting the Tone (Bass/Midrange/Treble) BASS/MID/TREB (Bass, Midrange, or Treble): The radio may display some or all tones such as BASS, MID, and TREB. To adjust the tone settings on the Radio with CD (Base): Press until the tone control labels display, then turn to change the setting.
3. Turn to adjust the highlighted setting. The highlighted setting can also be adjusted by pressing either SEEK arrow. On some radios, FWD and be used to adjust the highlighted level. To adjust balance or fade using 1. Press until the speaker control labels display. 2.
Undesired XM categories can be removed through the setup menu. To remove an undesired category: 1. Press MENU to display the radio setup menu. 2. Press the softkey below the XM CAT tab. 3. Turn to display the category to be removed. 4.
Ejecting a CD EJECT: Press to eject the CD. If the CD is not removed, after several seconds, the CD automatically pulls back into the player. Playing a CD If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD in the player it stays in the player.
CD/AUX (CD/Auxiliary): Press to play a CD while listening to the radio. The CD icon and a message showing the track number displays when a CD is in the player. Press this button again and the system automatically searches for an auxiliary input device, such as a portable audio player.
Care of the CD Player Do not add labels to a CD, it could get caught in the CD player. Use a marking pen to write on the top of the CD if a description is needed. Do not use CD lens cleaners, they could damage the CD player.
Using the USB Port Radio’s with a USB port can control a USB storage ® device or an iPod using the radio buttons and knobs. See Using an MP3 on page 4-65 for information about how to connect and control a USB storage device or an iPod.
CD-R or CD-RW Supported File and Folder Structure The radio supports: • Up to 50 folders. • Up to 8 folders in depth. • Up to 50 playlists. • Up to 255 ﬁles. • Playlists with an .m3u or.wpl extension. •...
File System and Naming The song name that displays is the song name that is contained in the ID3 tag. If the song name is not present in the ID3 tag, then the radio displays the ﬁle name without the extension (such as .mp3) as the track name. Track names longer than 32 characters or four pages are shortened.
(Previous Folder): Press the softkey below to go to the ﬁrst track in the previous folder. (Next Folder): Press the softkey below go to the ﬁrst track in the next folder. RDM (Random): MP3 ﬁles can be listened to on a CD in random, rather than sequential order.
Connecting a USB Storage Device ® or iPod The USB Port can be used to control an iPod or a USB storage device. To connect a USB storage device, connect the device to the USB port located on the front of the radio. To connect an iPod, connect one end of the USB cable that came with the iPod to the iPod’s dock connector and connect the other end to the USB port located...
Using Softkeys to Control a USB Storage Device or iPod The ﬁve softkeys below the radio display are used to control the functions listed below. To use the softkeys: 1. Press the ﬁrst or ﬁfth softkey below the radio display to display the functions listed below, or press the softkey below the function if it is currently displayed.
• Genres • Songs • Composers To select ﬁles: 1. Press the softkey below 2. Turn to scroll through the list of menus. 3. Press to select the desired menu. 4. Turn to scroll through the folders or ﬁles in the selected menu.
(Shuffle All Songs / Shuffle Songs): Press the < softkey below to shuffle all songs on the USB storage device or iPod. < (Shuffle Album): Press the softkey below shuffle all songs in the current album on an iPod. (Shuffle Folder): Press the softkey below shuffle all songs in the current folder on a USB storage device.
XM Theftlocked: The XM receiver in the vehicle could have previously been in another vehicle. For security purposes, XM receivers cannot be swapped between vehicles. If this message is received after having the vehicle serviced, check with your dealer/retailer. XM Radio ID: If tuned to channel 0, this message alternates with the XM™...
Audio System When using the in-vehicle Bluetooth system, sound comes through the vehicle’s front audio system speakers and overrides the audio system. Use the audio system volume knob, during a call, to change the volume level. The adjusted volume level remains in memory for later calls.
Pairing a Phone 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system responds with “Ready” followed by a tone. 2. Say “Bluetooth”. The system responds with “Bluetooth ready” followed by a tone. 3. Say “Pair”. The system responds with instructions and a four digit PIN number.
Linking to a Different Phone 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system responds with “Ready” followed by a tone. 2. Say “Bluetooth”. The system responds with “Bluetooth ready” followed by a tone. 3. Say “Change phone”. The system responds with “Please wait while I search for other phones”.
5. Say a name tag for the phone number. The name tag is recorded and the system responds with “About to store <name tag>. Does that sound OK?”. • If the name tag does not sound correct, say “No” and repeat Step 5. •...
Deleting Name Tags The system uses the following commands to delete name tags: • Delete • Delete all name tags Using the Delete Command The delete command allows speciﬁc name tags to be deleted. To use the delete command: 1. Press and hold for two seconds.
Using the Dial Command 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system responds with “Ready” followed by a tone. 2. Say “Dial”. The system responds with “Dial using <phone name>. Number please” followed by a tone. 3. Say the entire number without pausing. •...
3. Say the name tag of the person to call. • If the system clearly recognizes the name tag it responds with “OK, calling, <name tag>” and dials the number. • If the system is unsure it recognizes the right name tag, it conﬁrms the name tag followed by a tone.
Three-Way Calling Three-Way Calling must be supported on the Bluetooth phone and enabled by the wireless service carrier to work. 1. While on a call press . The system responds with “Ready” followed by a tone. 2. Say “Three-way call”. The system responds with “Three-way call, please say dial or call”.
To Transfer Audio to the In-Vehicle Bluetooth System The cellular phone must be paired and connected with the Bluetooth system before a call can be transferred. The connection process can take up to two minutes after the key is turned to the ON/RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY position.
Sending a Stored Name Tag During a Call 1. Press . The system responds with “Ready” followed by a tone. 2. Say “Send name tag.” The system responds with “Say a name tag to send tones” followed by a tone. 3.
Audio Steering Wheel Controls Vehicles with audio steering wheel controls could differ depending on the vehicle’s options. Some audio controls can be adjusted at the steering wheel. − (Volume): Press to increase or to decrease the radio volume. (Next / Previous): Press to change radio stations, select tracks on a CD, or to select tracks and ®...
(End): Press to reject an incoming call, or end a current call. (Mute / Voice Recognition): Press to silence the vehicle speakers only. Press again to turn the sound on. ® For vehicles with Bluetooth or OnStar and hold for longer than two seconds to interact with those systems.
Backglass Antenna The AM-FM antenna is integrated with the rear window defogger, located in the rear window. Make sure that the inside surface of the rear window is not scratched and that the lines on the glass are not damaged. If the inside surface is damaged, it could interfere with radio reception.
Section 5 Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle ...5-2 Defensive Driving ...5-2 Drunk Driving ...5-2 Control of a Vehicle ...5-3 Braking ...5-3 Antilock Brake System (ABS) ...5-4 Braking in Emergencies ...5-5 Electronic Stability Control (ESC) ...5-5 Traction Control System (TCS) ...5-7 Steering ...5-9 Off-Road Recovery ...5-11 Passing ...5-11...
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle Defensive Driving Defensive driving means “always expect the unexpected.” The ﬁrst step in driving defensively is to wear your safety belt — See Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone on page 2-12. WARNING: Assume that other road users (pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers) are going to be careless and make mistakes.
For persons under 21, it is against the law in every U.S. state to drink alcohol. There are good medical, psychological, and developmental reasons for these laws. The obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive.
Avoid needless heavy braking. Some people drive in spurts — heavy acceleration followed by heavy braking — rather than keeping pace with traffic. This is a mistake. The brakes might not have time to cool between hard stops. The brakes will wear out much faster with a lot of heavy braking.
ABS can change the brake pressure to each wheel, as required, faster than any driver could. This can help the driver steer around the obstacle while braking hard. As the brakes are applied, the computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly.
The system may be heard or felt while it is working; this is normal. When the light is on solid and either the SERVICE ESC or ESC OFF message is displayed, the system will not assist the driver in maintaining directional control of the vehicle.
Traction Control System (TCS) The vehicle may have a Traction Control System (TCS) that limits wheel spin. This is especially useful in slippery road conditions. The system operates only if it senses that the front wheels are spinning too much or are beginning to lose traction.
To turn the system off or on, press and release this button located on the center console. The DIC will display the appropriate message as described previously when the button is pressed. Traction Control Operation Traction control limits wheel spin by reducing engine power to the wheels (engine speed management) and by applying brakes to each individual wheel (brake-traction control) as necessary.
If the vehicle is in cruise control when the system activates, the ESC/TCS light will ﬂash and the cruise control will automatically disengage. The cruise control may be re-engaged when road conditions allow. See Cruise Control on page 4-7. Adding non-dealer/non-retailer accessories can affect the vehicle’s performance.
Steering in Emergencies There are times when steering can be more effective than braking. For example, you come over a hill and ﬁnd a truck stopped in your lane, or a car suddenly pulls out from nowhere, or a child darts out from between parked cars and stops right in front of you.
Off-Road Recovery The vehicle’s right wheels can drop off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while driving. If the level of the shoulder is only slightly below the pavement, recovery should be fairly easy. Ease off the accelerator and then, if there is nothing in the way, steer so that the vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement.
Skidding In a skid, a driver can lose control of the vehicle. Defensive drivers avoid most skids by taking reasonable care suited to existing conditions, and by not overdriving those conditions. But skids are always possible. The three types of skids correspond to the vehicle’s three control systems.
Driving at Night Night driving is more dangerous than day driving because some drivers are likely to be impaired — by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Night driving tips include: • Drive defensively. • Do not drink and drive. •...
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can reduce vehicle traction and affect your ability to stop and accelerate. Always drive slower in these types of driving conditions and avoid driving through large puddles and deep-standing or ﬂowing water. WARNING: Wet brakes can cause crashes.
Before Leaving on a Long Trip To prepare your vehicle for a long trip, consider having it serviced by your dealer/retailer before departing. Things to check on your own include: • Windshield Washer Fluid: Reservoir full? Windows clean — inside and outside? •...
Hill and Mountain Roads Driving on steep hills or through mountains is different than driving on ﬂat or rolling terrain. Tips for driving in these conditions include: • Keep the vehicle serviced and in good shape. • Check all ﬂuid levels and brakes, tires, cooling system, and transmission.
Winter Driving Driving on Snow or Ice Drive carefully when there is snow or ice between the tires and the road, creating less traction or grip. Wet ice can occur at about 32°F (0°C) when freezing rain begins to fall, resulting in even less traction. Avoid driving on wet ice or in freezing rain until roads can be treated with salt or sand.
Blizzard Conditions Being stuck in snow can be in a serious situation. Stay with the vehicle unless there is help nearby. If possible, use the Roadside Assistance Program on page 8-7. To get help and keep everyone in the vehicle safe: •...
Run the engine for short periods only as needed to keep warm, but be careful. To save fuel, run the engine for only short periods as needed to warm the vehicle and then shut the engine off and close the window most of the way to save heat. Repeat this until help arrives but only when you feel really uncomfortable from the cold.
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out Turn the steering wheel left and right to clear the area around the front wheels. Turn off any traction or stability system. Shift back and forth between R (Reverse) and a forward gear, spinning the wheels as little as possible. To prevent transmission wear, wait until the wheels stop spinning before shifting gears.
Tire and Loading Information Label Label Example A vehicle speciﬁc Tire and Loading Information label is attached to the vehicle’s center pillar (B-pillar). With the driver door open, you will ﬁnd the label attached below the door lock post (striker). The Tire and Loading Information label lists the number of occupant seating positions (A), and the maximum vehicle capacity weight (B) in kilograms...
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs” on your vehicle’s placard. Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
Example 1 Item Description Maximum Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 1 = Subtract Occupant Weight 68 kg (150 lbs) × 2 = Available Occupant and Cargo Weight = Total Item 453 kg (1,000 lbs) 136 kg (300 lbs) 317 kg (700 lbs) Example 2 Description Maximum Vehicle...
Example 3 Item Description Maximum Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 3 = Subtract Occupant Weight 91 kg (200 lbs) × 5 = Available Cargo Weight = Refer to the vehicle’s Tire and Loading Information label for speciﬁc information about your vehicle’s maximum vehicle capacity weight and seating 5-24 positions.
Never exceed the GVWR for the vehicle or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for either the front or rear axle. WARNING: Do not load the vehicle any heavier than the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), or either the maximum front or rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
Towing Towing Your Vehicle To avoid damage, the disabled vehicle should be towed with all four wheels off the ground. Consult your dealer/retailer or a professional towing service if the disabled vehicle must be towed. See Roadside Assistance Program on page 8-7. To tow the vehicle behind another vehicle for recreational purposes, such as behind a motorhome, see “Recreational Vehicle Towing”...
Dinghy Towing When dinghy towing, the vehicle should be run at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop for about ﬁve minutes. This will ensure proper lubrication of transmission components. To dinghy tow the vehicle from the front with all four wheels on the ground: 1.
Notice: Towing the vehicle from the rear could damage it. Also, repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Never have the vehicle towed from the rear. 5-28 Dolly Towing Tow the vehicle with the two rear wheels on the ground and the front wheels on a dolly: To tow the vehicle with two wheels on the ground and a dolly:...
3. Set the parking brake. 4. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ahead position with a clamping device designed for towing. 5. Remove the key from the ignition. 6. Secure the vehicle to the dolly. 7. Release the parking brake. Notice: Towing the vehicle from the rear could damage it.
Towing a Trailer WARNING: The driver can lose control when pulling a trailer if the correct equipment is not used or the vehicle is not driven properly. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well — or even at all.
Pulling A Trailer Here are some important points: • There are many different laws, including speed limit restrictions, having to do with trailering. Make sure the rig will be legal, not only where you live but also where you will be driving. A good source for this information can be state or provincial police.
Weight of the Trailer Tongue The tongue load (A) of any trailer is an important weight to measure because it affects the total gross weight of the vehicle. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo carried in it, and the people who will be riding in the vehicle.
Total Weight on the Vehicle’s Tires Be sure the vehicle’s tires are inﬂated to the upper limit for cold tires. These numbers can be found on the Certiﬁcation/Tire label. See Loading the Vehicle on page 5-20. Make sure not to go over the GVW limit for the vehicle, including the weight of the trailer tongue.
Driving with a Trailer Towing a trailer requires a certain amount of experience. Get to know the rig before setting out for the open road. Get acquainted with the feel of handling and braking with the added weight of the trailer. And always keep in mind that the vehicle you are driving is now longer and not as responsive as the vehicle is by itself.
Making Turns Notice: Making very sharp turns while trailering could cause the trailer to come in contact with the vehicle. The vehicle could be damaged. Avoid making very sharp turns while trailering. When turning with a trailer, make wider turns than normal.
Parking on Hills WARNING: Parking the vehicle on a hill with the trailer attached can be dangerous. If something goes wrong, the rig could start to move. People can be injured, and both the vehicle and the trailer can be damaged.
Leaving After Parking on a Hill 1. Apply and hold the brake pedal while you: • start the engine, • shift into a gear, and • release the parking brake. 2. Let up on the brake pedal. 3. Drive slowly until the trailer is clear of the chocks. 4.
Section 6 Service ...6-3 Accessories and Modiﬁcations ...6-3 California Proposition 65 Warning ...6-4 California Perchlorate Materials Requirements ...6-4 Doing Your Own Service Work ...6-4 Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle ...6-5 Fuel ...6-5 Gasoline Octane ...6-6 Gasoline Speciﬁcations ...6-6 California Fuel ...6-6 Additives ...6-7 Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol) ...6-8...
Service For service and parts needs, visit your dealer/retailer. You will receive genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. Genuine GM parts have one of these marks: Accessories and Modiﬁcations When non-dealer/non-retailer accessories are added to the vehicle, they can affect vehicle performance and safety, including such things as airbags, braking, stability, ride and handling, emissions systems, aerodynamics, durability, and electronic systems like antilock brakes,...
California Proposition 65 Warning Most motor vehicles, including this one, contain and/or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Engine exhaust, many parts and systems, many ﬂuids, and some component wear by-products contain and/or emit these chemicals.
This vehicle has an airbag system. Before attempting to do your own service work, see Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 2-73. Keep a record with all parts receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work performed. See Maintenance Record on page 7-14.
Gasoline Octane If the vehicle has the 2.4L L4 engine (VIN Code B), the 2.4L L4 engine (VIN Code 0), the 3.5L V6 engine (VIN Code K), or the 3.5L V6 engine (VIN Code N), use regular unleaded gasoline with a posted octane rating of 87 or higher.
Additives To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the United States are now required to contain additives that help prevent engine and fuel system deposits from forming, allowing the emission control system to work properly. In most cases, nothing should have to be added to the fuel. However, some gasolines contain only the minimum amount of additive required to meet U.S.
Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol) The 8th digit of the Vehicle Identiﬁcation Number (VIN) shows the code letter or number that identiﬁes the vehicle’s engine. The VIN is at the top left of the instrument panel. See Vehicle Identiﬁcation Number (VIN) on page 6-102. If the vehicle has the 2.4L L4 engine (VIN Code 0) or the 3.5L V6 engine (VIN Code K), you can use either unleaded gasoline or ethanol fuel containing up...
If you do switch fuels, it is recommended that you add as much fuel as possible — do not add less than three gallons (11 L) when refueling. You should drive the vehicle immediately after refueling for at least seven miles (11 km) to allow the vehicle to adapt to the change in ethanol concentration.
Filling the Tank WARNING: Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel ﬁre can cause bad injuries. To help avoid injuries to you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the fuel pump island. Turn off the engine when refueling.
WARNING: Fuel can spray out on you if you open the fuel cap too quickly. If you spill fuel and then something ignites it, you could be badly burned. This spray can happen if the tank is nearly full, and is more likely in hot weather.
Filling a Portable Fuel Container WARNING: Never ﬁll a portable fuel container while it is in the vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the container can ignite the fuel vapor. You can be badly burned and the vehicle damaged if this occurs.
Hood Release To open the hood, do the following: 1. Pull the hood release handle with this symbol on it. It is located inside the vehicle to the left of the steering column. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and push the secondary hood release handle toward the driver side of the vehicle.
A. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 6-24. B. Engine Cooling Fan. See Cooling System on page 6-26. C. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See “When to Add Engine Oil” under Engine Oil on page 6-19. D. Engine Oil Dipstick (Out of View). See “Checking Engine Oil”...
A. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 6-24. B. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir. See Power Steering Fluid on page 6-33. C. Engine Cooling Fan. See Cooling System on page 6-26. D. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See “When to Add Engine Oil” under Engine Oil on page 6-19.
A. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 6-24. B. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir. See Power Steering Fluid on page 6-33. C. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See “When to Add Engine Oil” under Engine Oil on page 6-19. D. Engine Oil Dipstick. See “Checking Engine Oil” under Engine Oil on page 6-19.
When to Add Engine Oil L4 Engine V6 Engine If the oil is below the MIN mark for the L4 engine or below the cross-hatched area at the tip of the dipstick for the V6 engine, add at least one quart/liter of the recommended oil.
What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Look for three things: • GM6094M Use only an oil that meets GM Standard GM6094M. • SAE 5W-30 SAE 5W-30 is best for the vehicle. These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils such as SAE 20W-50.
Engine Oil Additives / Engine Oil Flushes Do not add anything to the oil. The recommended oils with the starburst symbol that meet GM Standard GM6094M are all that is needed for good performance and engine protection. Engine oil system ﬂushes are not recommended and could cause engine damage not covered by the vehicle warranty.
How to Reset the Engine Oil Life System The Engine Oil Life System calculates when to change the engine oil and ﬁlter based on vehicle use. Whenever the oil is changed, reset the system so it can calculate when the next oil change is required. If a situation occurs where the oil is changed prior to a CHANGE OIL SOON message being turned on, reset the system.
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter See Engine Compartment Overview on page 6-14 for the location of the engine air cleaner/ﬁlter. When to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Inspect the air cleaner/ﬁlter at the Maintenance II intervals and replace it at the ﬁrst oil change after each 50,000 mile (80 000 km) interval.
3. Inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/ﬁlter. 4. Align the ﬁlter correctly using the alignment tab. 5. Install the cover by guiding the tabs on the rim of the top cover into the bottom hinges and turn the cover down to close it. 6.
Automatic Transmission Fluid It is not necessary to check the transmission ﬂuid level. A transmission ﬂuid leak is the only reason for ﬂuid loss. If a leak occurs, take your vehicle to the dealer/retailer and have it repaired as soon as possible. Change the ﬂuid and ﬁlter at the intervals listed in Scheduled Maintenance on page 7-3, and be sure to use the transmission ﬂuid listed in Recommended Fluids...
WARNING: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can cause injury. Keep hands, clothing, and tools away from any underhood electric fan. WARNING: Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot.
What to Use WARNING: Adding only plain water to the cooling system can be dangerous. Plain water, or some other liquid such as alcohol, can boil before the proper coolant mixture will. The vehicle’s coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture. With plain water or the wrong mixture, the engine could get too hot but you would not get the overheat warning.
Checking Coolant The vehicle must be on a level surface when checking the coolant level. Check to see if coolant is visible in the coolant recovery tank. If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling, do not do anything else until it cools down. If coolant is visible but the coolant level is not at or above the FULL COLD mark, add a 50/50 mixture of clean, ®...
How to Add Coolant to the Radiator WARNING: An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can cause injury. Keep hands, clothing, and tools away from any underhood electric fan. WARNING: Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling system can blow out and burn you badly.
3. Fill the coolant surge tank with the proper mixture, to the FULL COLD mark. Wait about ﬁve minutes, then check to see if the level is below the mark. If the level is below the FULL COLD mark, add additional coolant to bring the level up to the mark.
If Steam Is Coming From The Engine Compartment WARNING: Steam from an overheated engine can burn you badly, even if you just open the hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it. Turn it off and get everyone away from the vehicle until it cools down.
Keep a safe vehicle distance from the car in front of you. If the warning does not come back on, continue to drive normally. If the warning continues, pull over, stop, and park the vehicle right away. If there is no sign of steam, idle the engine for three minutes while parked.
When to Check Power Steering Fluid Power steering ﬂuid is used in all vehicles with V6 engines. Vehicles with the 4-cylinder engine have electric power steering and do not use power steering ﬂuid. It is not necessary to regularly check power steering ﬂuid unless a leak is suspected in the system, or an unusual noise is heard.
Windshield Washer Fluid What to Use When you need windshield washer ﬂuid, be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an area where the temperature may fall below freezing, use a ﬂuid that has sufficient protection against freezing.
Brakes Brake Fluid The brake master cylinder reservoir is ﬁlled with DOT 3 brake ﬂuid. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 6-14 for the location of the reservoir. There are only two reasons why the brake ﬂuid level in the reservoir might go down: •...
What to Add Use only new DOT 3 brake ﬂuid from a sealed container. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 7-10. Always clean the brake ﬂuid reservoir cap and the area around the cap before removing it. This helps keep dirt from entering the reservoir.
Brake Wear This vehicle has disc brakes. Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make a high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn and new pads are needed. The sound can come and go or be heard all the time the vehicle is moving, except when applying the brake pedal ﬁrmly.
Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well together if the vehicle is to have really good braking. The vehicle was designed and tested with top-quality brake parts. When parts of the braking system are replaced —...
Vehicle Storage WARNING: Batteries have acid that can burn you and gas that can explode. You can be badly hurt if you are not careful. See Jump Starting on page 6-40 for tips on working around a battery without getting hurt. Infrequent Usage: Remove the black, negative (−) cable from the battery to keep the battery from running down.
Notice: Ignoring these steps could result in costly damage to the vehicle that would not be covered by the warranty. Trying to start the vehicle by pushing or pulling it will not work, and it could damage the vehicle. 1. Check the other vehicle. It must have a 12-volt battery with a negative ground system.
WARNING: An electric fan can start up even when the engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. WARNING: Using a match near a battery can cause battery gas to explode. People have been hurt doing this, and some have been blinded.
5. Check that the jumper cables do not have loose or missing insulation. If they do, you could get a shock. The vehicles could be damaged too. Before you connect the cables, here are some things you should know. Positive (+) will go to positive (+) or to a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one.
Notice: If the jumper cables are connected or removed in the wrong order, electrical shorting may occur and damage the vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always connect and remove the jumper cables in the correct order, making sure that the cables do not touch each other or other metal.
Bulb Replacement For the proper type of replacement bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs on page 6-47. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer/retailer. Halogen Bulbs WARNING: Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and can burst if you drop or scratch the bulb. You or others could be injured.
3. Remove the three wing nuts, which hold the taillamp assembly, from inside the vehicle. 4. Remove the taillamp assembly. 5. Remove the wiring harness from the taillamp assembly by lifting the release tab. 6. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to remove it. 7.
License Plate Lamp To replace the license plate lamp bulb: 1. Remove the license plate assembly by turning the two screws counterclockwise. 2. Turn and pull the license plate lamp forward through the fascia opening. 3. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and pull the bulb straight out of the socket.
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Inspect the windshield wiper blades for wear or cracking. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 7-3. To remove the wiper blade: 1. Pull the windshield wiper arm connector away from the windshield. 2. Push the release button. 3.
WARNING: (Continued) • Underinﬂated tires pose the same danger as overloaded tires. The resulting accident could cause serious injury. Check all tires frequently to maintain the recommended pressure. Tire pressure should be checked when your tires are cold. See Inﬂation - Tire Pressure on page 6-56. •...
Winter Tires If you expect to drive on snow or ice covered roads often, you may want to get winter tires for your vehicle. All season tires provide good overall performance on most surfaces but they may not offer the traction you would like or the same level of performance as winter tires on snow or ice covered roads.
(A) Tire Size The tire size is a combination of letters and numbers used to deﬁne a particular tire’s width, height, aspect ratio, construction type, and service description. See the “Tire Size” illustration later in this section for more detail. (B) TPC Spec (Tire Performance Criteria Speciﬁcation) Original equipment tires designed...
(A) Temporary Use Only The compact spare tire or temporary use tire has a tread life of approximately 3,000 miles (5 000 km) and should not be driven at speeds over 65 mph (105 km/h). The compact spare tire is for emergency use when a regular road tire has lost air and gone ﬂat.
(B) Tire Width The three-digit number indicates the tire section width in millimeters from sidewall to sidewall. (C) Aspect Ratio A two-digit number that indicates the tire height-to-width measurements. For example, if the tire size aspect ratio is 60, as shown in item C of the illustration, it would mean that the tire’s sidewall is 60 percent as high as it is wide.
Cold Tire Pressure The amount of air pressure in a tire, measured in pounds per square inch (psi) or kilopascals (kPa) before a tire has built up heat from driving. See Inﬂation - Tire Pressure on page 6-56. Curb Weight The weight of a motor vehicle with standard and optional equipment including the maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant,...
Normal Occupant Weight The number of occupants a vehicle is designed to seat multiplied by 150 lbs (68 kg). See Loading the Vehicle on page 5-20. Occupant Distribution Designated seating positions. Outward Facing Sidewall The side of an asymmetrical tire that has a particular side that faces outward when mounted on a vehicle.
UTQGS (Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards) A tire information system that provides consumers with ratings for a tire’s traction, temperature, and treadwear. Ratings are determined by tire manufacturers using government testing procedures. The ratings are molded into the sidewall of the tire. See Uniform Tire Quality Grading on page 6-68.
A vehicle speciﬁc Tire and Loading Information label is attached to your vehicle. This label shows your vehicle’s original equipment tires and the correct inﬂation pressures for your tires when they are cold. The recommended cold tire inﬂation pressure, shown on the label, is the minimum amount of air pressure needed to support your vehicle’s maximum load carrying capacity.
High-Speed Operation WARNING: Driving at high speeds, 160 km/h (100 mph) or higher, puts an additional strain on tires. Sustained high-speed driving causes excessive heat build up and can cause sudden tire failure. You could have a crash and you or others could be killed. Some high-speed rated tires require inﬂation pressure adjustment for high speed operation.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inﬂation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale. Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly.
At the same time a message to check the pressure in a speciﬁc tire appears on the Driver Information Center (DIC) display. The low tire pressure warning light and the DIC warning message come on at each ignition cycle until the tires are inﬂated to the correct inﬂation pressure.
TPMS Malfunction Light and Message The TPMS will not function properly if one or more of the TPMS sensors are missing or inoperable. When the system detects a malfunction, the low tire warning light ﬂashes for about one minute and then stays on for the remainder of the ignition cycle.
TPMS Sensor Matching Process Each TPMS sensor has a unique identiﬁcation code. Any time you replace one or more of the TPMS sensors or rotate the vehicle’s tires, the identiﬁcation codes need to be matched to the new tire/wheel location. The sensors are matched, to the tire/wheel locations, in the following order: driver side front tire, passenger side front tire, passenger side rear tire, and driver side rear tire using...
6. The passenger side front turn signal comes on to indicate that corner sensor is ready to be learned. Proceed to the passenger side front tire and repeat the procedure in Step 5. 7. The passenger side rear turn signal comes on to indicate that corner sensor is ready to be learned.
When rotating the vehicle’s tires, always use the correct rotation pattern shown here. Do not include the compact spare tire in the tire rotation. After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and rear inﬂation pressures as shown on the Tire and Loading Information label.
When It Is Time for New Tires Various factors, such as maintenance, temperatures, driving speeds, vehicle loading, and road conditions inﬂuence when you need new tires. One way to tell when it is time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear when your tires have only 1/16 inch...
Buying New Tires GM has developed and matched speciﬁc tires for your vehicle. The original equipment tires installed on your vehicle, when it was new, were designed to meet General Motors Tire Performance Criteria Speciﬁcation (TPC Spec) system rating. If you need replacement tires, GM strongly recommends that you get tires with the same TPC Spec rating.
WARNING: If you use bias-ply tires on the vehicle, the wheel rim ﬂanges could develop cracks after many miles of driving. A tire and/or wheel could fail suddenly, causing a crash. Use only radial-ply tires with the wheels on the vehicle. If you must replace your vehicle’s tires with those that do not have a TPC Spec number, make sure they are the same size, load range, speed rating,...
Different Size Tires and Wheels If you add wheels or tires that are a different size than your original equipment wheels and tires, this may affect the way your vehicle performs, including its braking, ride and handling characteristics, stability, and resistance to rollover.
Treadwear The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a speciﬁed government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and a half (1.5) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100.
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance The tires and wheels on your vehicle were aligned and balanced carefully at the factory to give you the longest tire life and best overall performance. Adjustments to wheel alignment and tire balancing will not be necessary on a regular basis.
Used Replacement Wheels WARNING: Putting a used wheel on the vehicle is dangerous. You cannot know how it has been used or how far it has been driven. It could fail suddenly and cause a crash. If you have to replace a wheel, use a new GM original equipment wheel.
If a Tire Goes Flat It is unusual for a tire to blowout while you are driving, especially if you maintain your vehicle’s tires properly. If air goes out of a tire, it is much more likely to leak out slowly. But if you should ever have a blowout, here are a few tips about what to expect and what to do: If a front tire fails, the ﬂat tire creates a drag that pulls the vehicle toward that side.
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit WARNING: Idling a vehicle in an enclosed area with poor ventilation is dangerous. Engine exhaust may enter the vehicle. Engine exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. It can cause unconsciousness and even death. Never run the engine in an enclosed area that has no fresh air ventilation.
The kit includes: A. On/Off Button D. Pressure Gage B. Selector Switch E. Air Only Hose (Black) (Sealant/Air or F. Sealant/Air Hose Air Only) (Clear) C. Pressure Relief G. Power Plug Button 6-74 Tire Sealant Read and follow the safe handling instructions on the label adhered to the compressor.
Using the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit to Temporarily Seal and Inﬂate a Punctured Tire Follow the directions closely for correct sealant usage. When using the tire sealant and compressor kit during cold temperatures, warm the kit in a heated environment for 5 minutes.
7. Start the vehicle. The vehicle must be running while using the air compressor. 8. Turn the selector switch (B) clockwise to the Sealant + Air position. 9. Press the on/off (A) button to turn the tire sealant and compressor kit on. The compressor will inject sealant and air into the tire.
16. If the ﬂat tire was able to inﬂate to the recommended inﬂation pressure, remove the maximum speed label from the sealant canister and place it in a highly visible location. The label is a reminder not to exceed 55 mph (90 km/h) until the damaged tire is repaired or replaced.
Using the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit without Sealant to Inﬂate a Tire (Not Punctured) To use the air compressor to inﬂate a tire with air only and not sealant: Always do a safety check ﬁrst. See If a Tire Goes Flat on page 6-72.
10. Inﬂate the tire to the recommended inﬂation pressure using the pressure gage (D). The recommended inﬂation pressure can be found on the Tire and Loading Information label. See Inﬂation - Tire Pressure on page 6-56. The pressure gage (D) may read higher than the actual tire pressure while the compressor is on.
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Storage The tire sealant and compressor kit is located in the trunk. 1. Open the trunk. See Trunk on page 3-12. 2. Lift the cover. 3. Turn the retainer clockwise and remove the tire sealant and compressor kit. To store the tire sealant and compressor kit, reverse the steps.
WARNING: (Continued) To be even more certain the vehicle will not move, you should put blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed. That would be the tire, on the other side, at the opposite end of the vehicle.
4. Remove the wing nut holding the jack in place. 5. Remove the jack and wheel wrench from the trunk. Tire Changing Tools The tools you will be using include the wheel wrench (A) and jack (B). 6-82 1. Turn the wing nut counterclockwise to loosen wheel wrench.
3. Extend the handle on the wheel wrench by pressing the button and pulling on the end of the wrench. You must do this before using the wheel wrench. Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. Do a safety check before proceeding. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 6-80.
4. Use the wrench to loosen all the wheel nuts. Do not remove them yet. 6-84 5. Position the lift head at the jack location nearest the ﬂat tire. Make sure all of the jack lift head is touching the jacking ﬂange under the body. Do not place the jack under a body panel.
WARNING: Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. WARNING: Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned can damage the vehicle and even make the vehicle fall.
8. Remove all of the wheel nuts. 9. Remove the ﬂat tire. 6-86 WARNING: Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose after time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident.
WARNING: Never use oil or grease on bolts or nuts because the nuts might come loose. The vehicle’s wheel could fall off, causing a crash. 12. Put the wheel nuts back on with the rounded end toward the wheel. Tighten each nut by hand or with the wrench until the wheel is held against the hub.
WARNING: Wheel nuts that are improperly or incorrectly tightened can cause the wheels to become loose or come off. The wheel nuts should be tightened with a torque wrench to the proper torque speciﬁcation after replacing. Follow the torque speciﬁcation supplied by the aftermarket manufacturer when using accessory locking wheel nuts.
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools Storing a Flat Tire and Tools WARNING: Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone.
5. Raise the jack to the height shown and lock the wrench onto the jack. 6. Place the jack over the bolt (A) on the ﬂoor, making sure it contacts the bolt. Thread the jack retainer nut until it contacts the jack. 6-90 7.
A. Cover B. Wing Nut C. Extension D. Flat Tire (valve stem up) E. Nut F. Jack G. Bolt The compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as you can. See Compact Spare Tire on page 6-93. 6-91...
Storing the Spare Tire and Tools WARNING: Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place.
4. Raise the jack to the height shown and lock the wrench onto the jack. 5. Place the jack in the spare tire well. Make sure the stow bolt goes through the hole in the center of the wrench on the jack, with the base of the jack towards the front of the vehicle.
After installing the compact spare on the vehicle, stop as soon as possible and make sure the spare tire is correctly inﬂated. The compact spare is made to perform well at speeds up to 65 mph (105 km/h) for distances up to 3,000 miles (5 000 km), so you can ﬁnish your trip and have the full-size tire repaired or replaced at your convenience.
Notice: Using abrasive cleaners when cleaning glass surfaces on the vehicle, could scratch the glass and/or cause damage to the rear window defogger. When cleaning the glass on the vehicle, use only a soft cloth and glass cleaner. Many cleaners contain solvents that may become concentrated in the vehicle’s breathing space.
Fabric/Carpet Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment frequently to remove dust and loose dirt. A canister vacuum with a beater bar in the nozzle may only be used on ﬂoor carpet and carpeted ﬂoor mats. For any soil, always try to remove it ﬁrst with plain water or club soda.
Leather A soft cloth dampened with water can be used to remove dust. If a more thorough cleaning is necessary, a soft cloth dampened with a mild soap solution can be used. Allow the leather to dry naturally. Do not use heat to dry. Never use steam to clean leather.
Care of Safety Belts Keep belts clean and dry. WARNING: Do not bleach or dye safety belts. It may severely weaken them. In a crash, they might not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety belts only with mild soap and lukewarm water. Weatherstrips Silicone grease on weatherstrips will make them last longer, seal better, and not stick or squeak.
Dry the ﬁnish with a soft, clean chamois or an all-cotton towel to avoid surface scratches and water spotting. High pressure car washes may cause water to enter the vehicle. Avoid using high pressure washes closer than 12 inches (30 cm) to the surface of the vehicle. Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi (8 274 kPa) can result in damage or removal of paint and decals.
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts Bright metal parts should be cleaned regularly to keep their luster. Washing with water is all that is usually needed. However, chrome polish may be used on chrome or stainless steel trim, if necessary. Use special care with aluminum trim. To avoid damaging protective trim, never use auto or chrome polish, steam or caustic soap to clean aluminum.
The surface of these wheels is similar to the painted surface of the vehicle. Do not use strong soaps, chemicals, abrasive polishes, abrasive cleaners, cleaners with acid, or abrasive cleaning brushes on them because the surface could be damaged. Do not use chrome polish on aluminum wheels. Notice: Driving the vehicle through an automatic car wash that has silicone carbide tire cleaning brushes, could damage the aluminum or chrome-plated...
Underbody Maintenance Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust control can collect on the underbody. If these are not removed, corrosion and rust can develop on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, ﬂoor pan, and exhaust system even though they have corrosion protection.
Engine Identiﬁcation The eighth character in the VIN is the engine code. This code identiﬁes the vehicle’s engine, speciﬁcations, and replacement parts. See “Engine Speciﬁcations” under Capacities and Speciﬁcations on page 6-114 for the vehicle’s engine code. Service Parts Identiﬁcation Label This label, on the inside of the glove box, has the following information: •...
Windshield Wiper Fuses The windshield wiper motor is protected by a circuit breaker and a fuse. If the motor overheats due to heavy snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the motor cools. If the overload is caused by some electrical problem, have it ﬁxed.
Instrument Panel Fuse Block The instrument panel fuse block is located on the instrument panel near the ﬂoor on the passenger side of the vehicle. Remove the panel cover to access the fuse block, then remove the fuse block cover to access the fuses. The vehicle might not have all the fuses and features listed.
Fuses Usage POWER Power Mirrors MIRRORS Electronic Power Steering Cruise Control Switch, Passenger RUN/CRANK Airbag Status Indicator HVAC Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning BLOWER HIGH Blower - High Speed Relay CLUSTER/ Instrument Panel Cluster, THEFT Theft Deterrent System ® ONSTAR OnStar Not Used INSTALLED AIRBAG (IGN)
Fuses Left Headlamp Low-Beam Horn Right Headlamp Low-Beam Front Fog Lamps Left Headlamp High-Beam Right Headlamp High-Beam Engine Control Module BATT Windshield Wiper Antilock Brake System (IGN 1) Engine Control Module IGN 1 Cooling Fan 1 Cooling Fan 2 Run Relay, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Blower Body Control Module 1 Body Control Module Run/Crank...
Relays Usage Cooling Fan 1 Cooling Fan Series/Parallel Cooling Fan 2 Starter Run/Crank, Ignition Powertrain Air Conditioning Clutch High Beam Front Fog Lamps Horn Low-Beam Headlamp Windshield Wiper 1 Windshield Wiper 2 Daytime Running Lamps Stoplamps AIR Solenoid Diodes Wiper Rear Compartment Fuse Block The rear compartment fuse block is located in the trunk of the vehicle.
Fuses Usage Not Used Not Used Not Used Sunroof Controls Not Used Not Used Audio Ampliﬁer Heated Seat Controls Not Used Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System, XM™ Satellite Radio, UGDO Back-up Lamps Not Used Not Used Auxiliary Power Outlets Not Used Trunk Release Rear Defog Fuses...
Capacities and Speciﬁcations The following approximate capacities are given in metric and English conversions. Please refer to Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 7-10 for more information. Application Air Conditioning Refrigerant R134a Automatic Transmission* Automatic Transmission 4-Speed (Bottom Pan Removal) Automatic Transmission 6-Speed (Drain and Reﬁll) Cooling System 2.4L L4 Engine...
Application Fuel Tank Wheel Nut Torque *See Automatic Transmission Fluid on page 6-26 for information on checking ﬂuid level. All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to ﬁll to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual. Engine 2.4L L4 Engine 2.4L L4 Engine 3.5L V6 Engine 3.5L V6 Engine...
Maintenance Schedule Introduction Notice: Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections, recommended ﬂuids, and lubricants are necessary to keep this vehicle in good working condition. Damage caused by failure to follow scheduled maintenance might not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Proper vehicle maintenance helps to keep the vehicle in good working condition, improves fuel economy, and reduces vehicle emissions for better air quality.
At your General Motors dealer/retailer, you can be certain that you will receive the highest level of service available. Your dealer /retailer has specially trained service technicians, uses genuine GM replacement parts, as well as, up to date tools and equipment to ensure fast and accurate diagnostics.
When the Change Oil Soon message displays, certain services, checks, and inspections are required. The services described for Maintenance I should be performed at every engine oil change. The services described for Maintenance II should be performed when: • Maintenance I was performed the last time the engine oil was changed.
• Body hinges and latches, key lock cylinders, folding seat hardware, and rear compartment hinges lubrication. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 7-10. More frequent lubrication may be required when vehicle is exposed to a corrosive environment. Applying silicone grease on weatherstrips with a clean cloth makes them last longer, seal better, and not stick or squeak.
First Engine Oil Change After Every 40 000 km/25,000 Miles • Fuel system inspection for damage or leaks. First Engine Oil Change After Every 80 000 km/50,000 Miles • Engine air cleaner ﬁlter replacement. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 6-24. •...
Owner Checks and Services Starter Switch Check WARNING: When you are doing this inspection, the vehicle could move suddenly. If the vehicle moves, you or others could be injured. 1. Before starting this check, be sure there is enough room around the vehicle. 2.
Ignition Transmission Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF in each shift lever position. • The ignition should turn to LOCK/OFF only when the shift lever is in P (Park). •...
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants Fluids and lubricants identiﬁed below by name, part number, or speciﬁcation can be obtained from your dealer/retailer. Usage Fluid/Lubricant Engine oil which meets GM Standard GM6094M and displays the American Petroleum Institute Engine Oil Certiﬁed for Gasoline Engines starburst symbol.
Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement parts identiﬁed below by name, part number, or speciﬁcation can be obtained from your dealer/retailer. Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Oil Filter 2.4L L4 Engine 3.5L V6 Engine 3.6L V6 Engine Spark Plugs 2.4L L4 Engine 3.5L V6 Engine 3.6L V6 Engine Wiper Blades...
Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the type of services performed in the boxes provided. Retain all maintenance receipts. Maintenance Record Odometer Date Serviced By Services Performed Reading 7-14...
Information Customer Satisfaction Procedure Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Chevrolet. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of the vehicle will be resolved by the dealer’s sales or service departments. Sometimes, however, despite the best intentions of all concerned, misunderstandings can occur.
STEP THREE — U.S. Owners: Both General Motors and your dealer are committed to making sure you are completely satisﬁed with your new vehicle. However, if you continue to remain unsatisﬁed after following the procedure outlined in Steps One and Two, you can ﬁle with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line Program to enforce your rights.
STEP THREE — Canadian Owners: In the event that you do not feel your concerns have been addressed after following the procedure outlined in Steps 1 and 2, General Motors of Canada Limited wants you to be aware of its participation in a no-charge Mediation/Arbitration Program.
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(2438). (TTY users in Canada can dial 1-800-263-3830.) Customer Assistance Offices Chevrolet encourages customers to call the toll-free number for assistance. However, if a customer wishes to write or e-mail Chevrolet, the letter should be addressed to: United States — Customer Assistance Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O.
Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) — Customer Assistance General Motors de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. Customer Assistance Center Paseo de la Reforma # 2740 Col. Lomas de Bezares C.P. 11910, Mexico, D.F. 01-800-508-0000 Long Distance: 011-52-53 29 0 800 GM Mobility Reimbursement...
Canada, a person driving the vehicle without permission from the owner is not covered. Roadside Assistance is not a part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Chevrolet and General Motors of Canada Limited reserve the right to make any changes or discontinue the Roadside Assistance program at any time without notiﬁcation.
• Emergency Tow From a Public Road or Highway: Tow to the nearest Chevrolet dealer for warranty service, or if the vehicle was in a crash and cannot be driven. Assistance is also given when the vehicle is stuck in the sand, mud, or snow.
Services Speciﬁc to Canadian Purchased Vehicles • Fuel delivery: Reimbursement is approximately $5 Canadian. Diesel fuel delivery may be restricted. Propane and other fuels are not provided through this service. • Lock-Out Service: Vehicle registration is required. • Trip Routing Service: Detailed maps of North America are provided when requested either with the most direct route or the most scenic route.
Scheduling Service Appointments When your vehicle requires warranty service, contact your dealer/retailer and request an appointment. By scheduling a service appointment and advising your service consultant of your transportation needs, your dealer/retailer can help minimize your inconvenience. If your vehicle cannot be scheduled into the service department immediately, keep driving it until it can be scheduled for service, unless, of course, the problem is safety-related.
Transportation Options Warranty service can generally be completed while you wait. However, if you are unable to wait, GM helps to minimize your inconvenience by providing several transportation options. Depending on the circumstances, your dealer can offer you one of the following: Shuttle Service Shuttle service is the preferred means of offering Courtesy Transportation.
Collision Damage Repair If your vehicle is involved in a collision and it is damaged, have the damage repaired by a qualiﬁed technician using the proper equipment and quality replacement parts. Poorly performed collision repairs diminish your vehicle’s resale value, and safety performance can be compromised in subsequent collisions.
Repair Facility We recommend that you choose a collision repair facility that meets your needs before you ever need collision repairs. Your dealer/retailer may have a collision repair center with GM-trained technicians and state of the art equipment, or be able to recommend a collision repair center that has GM-trained technicians and comparable equipment.
• If you need roadside assistance, call GM Roadside Assistance. See Roadside Assistance Program on page 8-7 for more information. • If your vehicle cannot be driven, know where the towing service will be taking it. Get a card from the tow truck operator or write down the driver’s name, the service’s name, and the phone number.
Managing the Vehicle Damage Repair Process In the event that your vehicle requires damage repairs, GM recommends that you take an active role in its repair. If you have a pre-determined repair facility of choice, take your vehicle there, or have it towed there. Specify to the facility that any required replacement collision parts be original equipment parts, either new Genuine GM parts or recycled original GM parts.
In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation like this, please notify General Motors. Call 1-800-222-1020, or write: Chevrolet Motor Division Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33170 Detroit, MI 48232-5170 In Canada, call 1-800-263-3777 (English) or...
Current and Past Model Order Forms Technical Service Bulletins and Manuals are available for current and past model GM vehicles. To request an order form, specify year and model name of the vehicle. ORDER TOLL FREE: 1-800-551-4123 Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time For Credit Card Orders Only (VISA-MasterCard-Discover), visit Helm, Inc.
Event Data Recorders This vehicle has an Event Data Recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an airbag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed.
® OnStar If the vehicle has OnStar and you subscribe to the OnStar services, please refer to the OnStar Terms and Conditions for information on data collection and use. Navigation System If your vehicle has a navigation system, use of the system may result in the storage of destinations, addresses, telephone numbers, and other trip information.
Cleaning (cont.) Washing Your Vehicle ... 6-98 Weatherstrips ... 6-98 Windshield and Wiper Blades ... 6-100 Cleaning the Mirror ... 3-36 Clearing the System ... 4-83 Climate Control System ... 4-17 Outlet Adjustment ... 4-24 Climate Control Systems Automatic ... 4-20 Climate Controls ...
Hood Checking Things Under ... 6-12 Release ... 6-13 Horn ... 4-3 How OnStar Service Works ... 1-25 How the System Alarm is Activated ... 3-19 How to Add Coolant to the Radiator ... 6-30 How to Add Coolant to the Recovery Tank ... 6-29 How to Check ...
Labeling, Tire Sidewall ... 6-50 Lamps Daytime Running (DRL) ... 4-11 Dome ... 4-13 License Plate ... 6-47 Malfunction Indicator ... 4-35 Reading ... 4-13 Lap-Shoulder Belt ... 2-26 LATCH System for Child Restraints ... 2-44 Leaving After Parking on a Hill ... 5-37 Leaving the Vehicle with the Engine Running ...
Overseas — Customer Assistance ... 8-6 Owner Checks and Services ... 7-8 Owner Information ... 8-17 Owners, Canadian ... iii Paint, Damage ... 6-101 Pairing ... 4-74 Parade Dimming ... 4-13 Park Headlamps Off in Park ... 4-11 Shifting Into ... 3-32 Shifting Out of ...
Programming Universal Home Remote — Fixed Code ... 3-41 Programming Universal Home Remote — Rolling Code ... 3-40 Proposition 65 Warning, California ... 6-4 Pulling A Trailer ... 5-31 Questions and Answers About Safety Belts ... 2-16 Radio Data System (RDS) ... 4-55 Radio Frequency Identiﬁcation (RFID) ...
Restraint System Check Checking the Restraint Systems ... 2-75 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash ... 2-76 Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ... 3-23 Ride Control Systems ... 5-5 Electronic Stability (ESC) ... 5-5 Roadside Assistance Program ... 8-7 Rocking Your Vehicle to Get it Out ... 5-20 Roof Sunroof ...
Service (cont.) Engine Soon Lamp ... 4-35 Parts Identiﬁcation Label ... 6-103 Publications Ordering Information ... 8-17 Scheduling Appointments ... 8-11 Service Bulletins ... 8-17 Service Manuals ... 8-17 Services Not Included in Roadside Assistance ... 8-9 Services Provided ... 8-9 Services Speciﬁc to Canadian Purchased Vehicles ...