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Chevrolet 2009 Suburban Owner's Manual

Chevrolet 2009 suburban automobile owner's manual.

 
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban Owner Manual
Seats and Restraint System ............................. 1-1
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Features and Controls ..................................... 2-1
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OnStar
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Instrument Panel ............................................. 3-1
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Driving Your Vehicle ....................................... 4-1
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Service and Appearance Care .......................... 5-1
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    2009 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban Owner Manual Seats and Restraint System ... 1-1 Head Restraints ... 1-2 Front Seats ... 1-4 Rear Seats ... 1-14 Safety Belts ... 1-32 Child Restraints ... 1-54 Airbag System ... 1-81 Restraint System Check ... 1-98 Features and Controls ...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Appearance Care ... 5-106 Vehicle Identification ... 5-114 Electrical System ... 5-114 Capacities and Specifications Maintenance Schedule ... 6-1 Maintenance Schedule ... 6-2 Customer Assistance Information ... 7-1 Customer Assistance and Information Reporting Safety Defects Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy ...

  • Page 3

    For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name “General Motors of Canada Limited” for Chevrolet Motor Division wherever it appears in this manual. This manual describes features that may or may not be on your specific vehicle.

  • Page 4

    Index To quickly locate information about the vehicle, use the index in the back of the manual. It is an alphabetical list of what is in the manual and the page number where it can be found. Safety Warnings and Symbols A circle with a slash through it is a safety symbol which means “Do...

  • Page 5

    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. : Adjustable Pedals : Airbag Readiness Light : Air Conditioning : Antilock Brake System (ABS) : Audio Steering Wheel Controls or OnStar : Brake System Warning Light "...

  • Page 6

    ✍ NOTES...

  • Page 7: Seats And Restraint System

    Section 1 Head Restraints ...1-2 Front Seats ...1-4 Manual Seats ...1-4 Power Seats ...1-5 Manual Lumbar ...1-6 Power Lumbar ...1-6 Heated Seats ...1-7 Heated and Cooled Seats ...1-8 Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals ...1-8 Reclining Seatbacks ...1-10 Center Seat ...1-13 Rear Seats ...1-14 Heated Seats ...1-14 60/40 Split Bench Seat (Second Row) ...1-14...

  • Page 8: Head Restraints

    Head Restraints The front seats have adjustable head restraints in the outboard seating positions. CAUTION: 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. Do not drive until the head restraints for all occupants are installed and adjusted properly.

  • Page 9

    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.

  • Page 10: Front Seats

    Front Seats Manual Seats CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 11

    Power Seats Driver’s Seat with Power Seat Control, Power Recline, and Power Lumbar shown On a vehicle with power seats, the controls used to operate them are located on the outboard side of the seats. Move the seat forward or rearward by sliding the control forward or rearward.

  • Page 12

    Manual Lumbar On vehicles with this feature the control is located on the outboard side of the seat. Increase or decrease lumbar support by turning the knob forward or rearward. Power Lumbar On seats with power lumbar, the controls used to operate this feature are located on the outboard side of the seats.

  • Page 13

    The vehicle may have additional features to adjust your vehicle’s power seat: • To raise the height of the lumbar support, press and hold the top of the control. • To lower the height of the lumbar support, press and hold the bottom of the control. Release the control when the lower seatback reaches the desired level of lumbar support.

  • Page 14

    Heated and Cooled Seats If the front seats have the heated and cooled seat feature, the buttons used to control this feature are located on the front doors near the door handle. (Cooled Seat): To cool the entire seat, press the button with the cooled seat symbol.

  • Page 15

    To save seating positions in memory: 1. Adjust the driver’s seat, including the seatback recliner and lumbar, both outside mirrors, and the throttle and brake pedals to a comfortable position. See Outside Power Mirrors on page 2-53 and Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal on page 2-30 for more information.

  • Page 16

    Easy Exit Seat The control for this feature is located on the driver’s door panel between buttons 1 and 2. With the vehicle in PARK (P), the driver’s seat exit position can be recalled by pressing the exit button. You will hear a single beep, and the driver’s seat will move back.

  • Page 17

    CAUTION: Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts cannot do their job when you are reclined like this. The shoulder belt cannot do its job. In a crash, you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries.

  • Page 18

    Manual Reclining Seatbacks On seats with manual reclining seatbacks, the lever used to operate them is located on the outboard side of the seat(s). 1-12 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.

  • Page 19

    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.

  • Page 20: Rear Seats

    Rear Seats Heated Seats On vehicles with rear outboard heated seats, the buttons used to control this feature are located on the Rear Seat Audio (RSA) panel. Driver Side RSA Heated Seat Button shown 1-14 (Heated Seat): To heat the seat cushion, press the button with the heated seat symbol.

  • Page 21

    Manual Fold and Tumble Feature Folding and Tumbling the Seat(s) To fold and tumble the seat, do the following: 1. Make sure that there is nothing under, in front of, or on the seat. Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts still fastened may cause damage to the seat or the safety belts.

  • Page 22

    3. Lift the same lever again to release the rear of the seat from the floor. The seat will tumble forward. Returning the Seat(s) to the Sitting Position To return the seat to the sitting position, do the following: 1. Pull the seat down until it latches to the floor. The seatback cannot be raised if the seat is not latched to the floor.

  • Page 23

    Folding and Tumbling the Seat(s) from the Third Row Seats CAUTION: Using the third row seating position while the second row is folded, or folded and tumbled, could cause injury in a sudden stop or crash. Be sure to return the seat to the passenger seating position. Push and pull on the seat to make sure it is locked into place.

  • Page 24

    Power Release Fold and Tumble Feature The transmission must be in (P) Park for this feature to work. Folding and Tumbling the Seat(s) CAUTION: Automatically folding and tumbling the seat when someone is sitting in the seat, could cause injury to the person sitting there.

  • Page 25

    Returning the Seat(s) to the Sitting Position To return the seat to the sitting position, do the following: 1. Pull the seat down until it latches to the floor. The seatback cannot be raised if the seat is not latched to the floor.

  • Page 26

    Folding and Tumbling the Second Row Seat(s) from the Third Row Seats or Outside CAUTION: Using the third row seating position while the second row is folded, or folded and tumbled, could cause injury in a sudden stop or crash. Be sure to return the seat to the passenger seating position.

  • Page 27

    Reclining Seatbacks To recline the seatback, do the following: 1. Lift the lever located on the outboard side of the seat. 2. Move the seatback to the desired position, then release the lever to lock the seatback in place. 3. Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked.

  • Page 28

    Manual Fold and Tumble Feature Folding and Tumbling the Seat(s) To fold and tumble the seat, do the following: 1. Make sure that there is nothing under, in front of, or on the seat. Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts still fastened may cause damage to the seat or the safety belts.

  • Page 29

    Returning the Seat(s) to the Sitting 3. Lift the lever again to release the rear of the Position seat from the floor. To return the seat to the sitting position, do the following: The seat will tumble forward. 1. Pull the seat down until it latches to the floor. The 2.

  • Page 30

    Folding and Tumbling the Seat(s) from the Third Row Seats CAUTION: Using the third row seating position while the second row is folded, or folded and tumbled, could cause injury in a sudden stop or crash. Be sure to return the seat to the passenger seating position. Push and pull on the seat to make sure it is locked into place.

  • Page 31

    Power Release Fold and Tumble Feature The transmission must be in (P) Park for this feature to work. Folding and Tumbling the Seat(s) CAUTION: Automatically folding and tumbling the seat when someone is sitting in the seat, could cause injury to the person sitting there.

  • Page 32

    Returning the Seat(s) to the Sitting Position To return the seat to the sitting position, do the following: 1. Pull the seat down until it latches to the floor. The seatback cannot be raised if the seat is not latched to the floor.

  • Page 33

    2. Press the automatic seat release button located on the panel behind the rear doors. Driver’s Side Rear Panel Button shown One press of the button automatically folds the seatback flat and tumbles the seat forward. There will be a slight delay between the folding of the seatback and the tumbling of the seat.

  • Page 34

    Unfolding the Seatback(s) To return the seatback to the upright position, do the following: 1. Open the liftgate to access the controls for the seat. 2. Pull up on the seatback until it locks into the upright position. CAUTION: If either seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash.

  • Page 35

    6. Tilt the seat fully forward to lock it into place. 7. Push and pull on the seat to make sure it is locked. Put the seat in this position only when necessary for additional cargo space. Returning the Third Row Seat from a Tumbled Position To return the seat to the normal seating position, do the following:...

  • Page 36

    Removing the Third Row Seat To remove the seat, do the following: 1. Open the liftgate to access the controls for the seat. 2. Fold the seatback forward using the instructions listed under “Folding the Seatbacks” previously. The seat cannot be removed unless the seatback is folded.

  • Page 37

    CAUTION: If either seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always push and pull on the seatbacks to be sure they are locked. 6. Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked.

  • Page 38: Safety Belts

    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. CAUTION: Do not let anyone ride where a safety belt cannot be worn properly.

  • Page 39

    Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Put someone on it. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it is just a seat on wheels. 1-33...

  • Page 40

    Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop. 1-34 The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield...

  • Page 41

    or the instrument panel... 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. 1-35...

  • Page 42

    Questions and Answers About Safety Belts Will I be trapped in the vehicle after a crash if I am wearing a safety belt? You could be — whether you are wearing a safety belt or not. But your chance of being conscious during and after an accident, so you can unbuckle and get out, is much greater if you are belted.

  • Page 43

    How to Wear Safety Belts Properly This section is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know about safety belts and children. And there are different rules for smaller children and infants. If a child will be riding in the vehicle, see Older Children on page 1-54 or Infants and Young Children on page 1-57.

  • Page 44

    What is wrong with this? The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give as much protection this way. 1-38 CAUTION: 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.

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    What is wrong with this? The lap belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as much protection this way. CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 46

    What is wrong with this? The belt is buckled in the wrong buckle. 1-40 CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 47

    What is wrong with this? The belt is over an armrest. CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 48

    What is wrong with this? The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. 1-42 CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 49

    What is wrong with this? The belt is behind the body. CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 50

    What is wrong with this? The belt is twisted across the body. 1-44 CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 51

    Lap-Shoulder Belt All seating positions in the vehicle have a lap-shoulder belt except for the center front passenger position, if equipped, which has a lap belt. See Lap Belt on page 1-52 for more information. The lap-shoulder belts for the first and second row seating positions are equipped with free-falling latch plates.

  • Page 52

    If the shoulder portion of a passenger belt with a free-falling latch plate is pulled out all the way, the child restraint locking feature may be engaged. If this happens, let the belt go back all the way and start again. Engaging the child restraint locking feature in the right front seating position may affect the passenger sensing system.

  • Page 53

    4. If equipped with a shoulder belt height adjuster, move it to the height that is right for you. See “Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment” later in this section for instructions on use and important safety information. 5. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt.

  • Page 54

    Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster The vehicle has a shoulder belt height adjuster for the driver and right front passenger positions. 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 the shoulder.

  • Page 55

    There is one guide for each outside passenger position in the second row seat and the third row, if the vehicle has one. Here is how to install a comfort guide to the safety belt: Second Row 1. For the second row, remove the guide from its storage clip on the interior body.

  • Page 56

    2. Place the guide over the belt, and insert the two 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top.

  • Page 57

    CAUTION: 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. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces.

  • Page 58

    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they do not wear safety belts. A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap portion should be worn as low as possible, below the rounding, throughout the pregnancy.

  • Page 59

    To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-53. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if necessary.

  • Page 60: Child Restraints

    Child Restraints Older Children Older children who have outgrown booster seats should wear the vehicle’s safety belts. 1-54 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: •...

  • Page 61

    What is the proper way to wear safety belts? An older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below the hips, just touching the top of the thighs.

  • Page 62

    CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 63

    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.

  • Page 64

    CAUTION: Never do this. Never hold an infant or a child while riding in a vehicle. Due to crash forces, an infant or a child will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it during a crash. For example, in a crash at only 40 km/h (25 mph), a 5.5 kg (12 lb) infant will suddenly become a 110 kg (240 lb) force on a person’s arms.

  • Page 65

    CAUTION: 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 in a rear seat.

  • Page 66

    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.

  • Page 67

    CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 68

    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. 1-62 Securing an Add-On Child Restraint in the Vehicle CAUTION: A child can be seriously injured or killed in a crash if the child restraint is not properly secured in the...

  • Page 69

    When securing an add-on child restraint, refer to the instructions that come with the restraint which may be on the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a replacement copy from the manufacturer.

  • Page 70

    A label on your sun visor says, “Never put a rear-facing child seat in the front.” This is because the risk to the rear-facing child is so great, if the airbag deploys. CAUTION: A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger airbag inflates.

  • Page 71

    When securing a child restraint in a rear seating position, study the instructions that came with your child restraint to make sure it is compatible with this vehicle. Wherever a child restraint is installed, be sure to secure the child restraint properly. Keep in mind that an unsecured child restraint can move around in a collision or sudden stop and injure people in the vehicle.

  • Page 72

    Lower Anchors Lower anchors (A) are metal bars built into the vehicle. There are two lower anchors for each LATCH seating position that will accommodate a child restraint with lower attachments (B). 1-66 Top Tether Anchor A top tether (A, C) anchors the top of the child restraint to the vehicle.

  • Page 73

    Some child restraints with top tethers are designed for use with or without the top tether being attached. Others require the top tether always to be attached. In Canada, the law requires that forward-facing child restraints have a top tether, and that the tether be attached. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for your child restraint.

  • Page 74

    (Top Tether Anchor): Seating positions with top tether anchors. There is one top tether anchor that can be used for either the third row center or driver side seating position but not both at the same time. Third Row — Three Passenger For models with a three passenger third row seat, see the information following for installing a child restraint...

  • Page 75

    Second Row Seat — 60/40 For models with 60/40 second row seating, the top tether anchors are located at the bottom rear of the seat cushion for each seating position in the second row. 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.

  • Page 76

    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 come with the child restraint say that the top tether must be attached.

  • Page 77

    CAUTION: Do not attach more than one child restraint to a single anchor. Attaching more than one child restraint to a single anchor could cause the anchor or attachment to come loose or even break during a crash. A child or others could be injured. To reduce the risk of serious or fatal injuries during a crash, attach only one child restraint per anchor.

  • Page 78

    2. If the child restraint manufacturer recommends that the top tether be attached, attach and tighten the top tether to the top tether anchor, if the vehicle has one. Refer to the child restraint instructions and the following steps: 2.1. Find the top tether anchor. 2.2.

  • Page 79

    If the position you are using has an adjustable headrest or head restraint and you are using a single tether, raise the headrest or head restraint and route the tether under the headrest or head restraint and in between the headrest or head restraint posts.

  • Page 80

    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 1-63. The vehicle’s lap-shoulder belts for the first and second row seating positions are equipped with free-falling latch plates.

  • Page 81

    For third row seating positions, with cinching latch plates, tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. 3. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Position the release button on the buckle so that the safety belt could be quickly unbuckled if necessary.

  • Page 82

    4. For passenger seating positions with a lap-shoulder belt and a free-falling latch plate, pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. When installing a child restraint using a lap-shoulder belt and a cinching latch plate, skip Step 4 and proceed to Step 5.

  • Page 83

    6. If the child restraint has a top tether, follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions regarding the use of the top tether. See Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) on page 1-65 for more information. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure.

  • Page 84

    A label on the sun visor says, “Never put a rear-facing child seat in the front.” This is because the risk to the rear-facing child is so great, if the airbag deploys. CAUTION: A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger airbag inflates.

  • Page 85

    In Canada, the law requires that forward-facing child restraints have a top tether, and that the tether be attached. You will be using the lap-shoulder belt to secure the child restraint in this position. Follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. 1.

  • Page 86

    5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 1-80 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.

  • Page 87: Airbag System

    If the airbag is off, the off indicator in the passenger airbag status indicator will come on and stay on when the vehicle is started. If a child restraint has been installed and the on indicator is lit, see “If the On Indicator is Lit for a Child Restraint”...

  • Page 88

    Airbags are designed to supplement the protection provided by safety belts. Even though today’s airbags are also designed to help reduce the risk of injury from the force of an inflating bag, all airbags must inflate very quickly to do their job. Here are the most important things to know about the airbag system: CAUTION:...

  • Page 89

    CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 90

    The right front passenger’s frontal airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger’s side. 1-84 Driver Side shown, Passenger Side similar If your vehicle has roof-rail airbags for the driver, right front passenger, and second row outboard passengers, they are in the ceiling above the side windows.

  • Page 91

    Driver Side shown, Passenger Side similar If your vehicle has roof-rail airbags and a third row passenger seat, the airbags are located in the ceiling above the rear windows for the outboard passenger positions in the third row. CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 92

    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.

  • Page 93: Instrument Panel

    Your vehicle has a seat position sensor which enables the sensing system to monitor the position of the driver’s seat. The seat position sensor provides information that is used to determine if the airbags should deploy at a reduced level or at full deployment. Your vehicle may or may not have roof-rail airbags.

  • Page 94

    How Does an Airbag Restrain? In moderate to severe frontal or near frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side collisions, even belted occupants can contact the inside of the vehicle. Airbags supplement the protection provided by safety belts.

  • Page 95

    CAUTION: When an airbag inflates, there may be dust in the air. This dust could cause breathing problems for people with a history of asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this, everyone in the vehicle should get out as soon as it is safe to do so. If you have breathing problems but cannot get out of the vehicle after an airbag inflates, then get fresh air by opening a window or a door.

  • Page 96

    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 overhead console when the vehicle is started. United States The words ON and OFF, or the symbol for on and off, will be visible during the system check.

  • Page 97

    CAUTION: 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...

  • Page 98

    When the passenger sensing system has turned off the right front passenger frontal airbag, the off indicator will light and stay lit to remind you that the airbag is off. See Passenger Airbag Status Indicator on page 3-38. The passenger sensing system is designed to turn on (may inflate) the right front passenger frontal airbag anytime the system senses that a person of adult size is sitting properly in the right front passenger seat.

  • Page 99

    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.

  • Page 100

    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. 1-94 If this happens, use the following steps to allow the system to detect that person and enable the right front...

  • Page 101

    Additional Factors Affecting System Operation Safety belts help keep the passenger in position on the seat during vehicle maneuvers and braking, which helps the passenger sensing system maintain the passenger airbag status. See “Safety Belts” and “Child Restraints” in the Index for additional information about the importance of proper restraint use.

  • Page 102

    Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle Airbags affect how the vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the airbag system in several places around the vehicle. Your dealer/retailer and the service manual have information about servicing the vehicle and the airbag system. To purchase a service manual, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-15.

  • Page 103

    installed under or on top of the seat fabric, could also interfere with the operation of the passenger sensing system. This could either prevent proper deployment of the passenger airbag(s) or prevent the passenger sensing system from properly turning off the passenger airbag(s).

  • Page 104: Restraint System Check

    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.

  • Page 105

    Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash CAUTION: 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 as soon as...

  • Page 106

    ✍ NOTES 1-100...

  • Page 107: Features And Controls

    Section 2 Keys ...2-3 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System ...2-4 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation ...2-5 Remote Vehicle Start ...2-8 Doors and Locks ...2-10 Door Locks ...2-10 Power Door Locks ...2-10 Delayed Locking ...2-11 Programmable Automatic Door Locks ...2-11 Rear Door Security Locks ...2-11 Lockout Protection ...2-12 Liftgate/Liftglass ...2-13...

  • Page 108

    Section 2 Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror ...2-54 Park Tilt Mirrors ...2-55 Outside Convex Mirror ...2-55 Outside Heated Mirrors ...2-55 Object Detection Systems ...2-56 Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) ...2-56 Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) ...2-58 Rear Vision Camera (RVC) ...2-62 ®...

  • Page 109: Keys

    Keys CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 110

    See your dealer/retailer if a replacement key or additional key is needed. Notice: If you ever lock your keys in the vehicle, you may have to damage the vehicle to get in. Be sure you have spare keys. If you are locked out of the vehicle, call the Roadside Assistance Center.

  • Page 111

    Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter functions work up to 195 feet (60 m) away from the vehicle. There are other conditions which can affect the performance of the transmitter. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System on page 2-4. With Remote Start and With Remote Start and Liftglass (Without...

  • Page 112

    (Unlock): Press once to unlock only the driver door. If is pressed again within three seconds, all remaining doors unlock. The interior lamps may come on and stay on for 20 seconds or until the ignition is turned on. If enabled through the DIC, the turn signal lamps flash twice to indicate unlocking has occurred.

  • Page 113

    Programming Transmitters to the Vehicle Only RKE transmitters programmed to this vehicle will work. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be purchased and programmed through your dealer/retailer. When the replacement transmitter is programmed to this vehicle, all remaining transmitters must also be reprogrammed.

  • Page 114: Climate Controls

    Remote Vehicle Start Your vehicle may have a remote starting feature. This feature allows you to start the engine from outside of the vehicle. It may also start up the vehicle’s heating or air conditioning systems and rear window defogger. Normal operation of the system will return after the key is turned to the ON/RUN position.

  • Page 115

    3. If it is the first remote start since the vehicle has been driven, repeat these steps, while the engine is still running, to extend the engine running time by 10 minutes. Remote start can be extended one time. After entering the vehicle during a remote start, insert and turn the key to RUN to drive the vehicle.

  • Page 116: Doors And Locks

    Doors and Locks Door Locks CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 117

    Delayed Locking When locking the doors with the power lock switch and a door or the liftgate is open, the doors will lock five seconds after the last door is closed. You will hear three chimes to signal that the delayed locking feature is in use.

  • Page 118

    When you want to open a rear door when the security lock is on, do the following: 1. Unlock the door by lifting the rear door manual lock, using the power door lock switch, or the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, if the vehicle has one.

  • Page 119

    Liftgate/Liftglass CAUTION: It can be dangerous to drive with the liftglass or liftgate open because carbon monoxide (CO) gas can come into your vehicle. You cannot see or smell CO. It can cause unconsciousness and even death. If you must drive with the liftglass or liftgate open, or if electrical wiring or other cable connections must pass through the seal between the body and the liftglass or liftgate:...

  • Page 120

    On vehicles with a liftglass, press the button on the underside of the license pocket applique (A) to open it. The liftglass can also be opened by pressing the liftglass release button on the RKE. 2-14 To open the entire liftgate, press the touchpad on the underside of the liftgate handle (B).

  • Page 121

    Power Liftgate Power Liftgate Operation CAUTION: 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. Engine exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled.

  • Page 122

    The taillamps will flash and a chime will sound when the power liftgate is moving. CAUTION: You or others could be injured if caught in the path of the power liftgate. Make sure there is no one in the way of the liftgate as it is opening and closing. Notice: If you open the liftgate without checking for overhead obstructions such as a garage door, you could damage the liftgate or the liftgate glass.

  • Page 123

    The power liftgate may be temporarily disabled under extreme temperatures, or under low battery conditions. If this occurs, the liftgate can still be operated manually. If you shift the transmission out of PARK (P) while the power function is in progress, the liftgate power function will continue to completion.

  • Page 124

    Manual Operation of Power Liftgate To change the liftgate to manual operation, press the switch on the overhead console to the OFF position. With the power liftgate disabled and all of the doors unlocked, the liftgate can be manually opened and closed.

  • Page 125: Windows

    Windows CAUTION: Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather.

  • Page 126

    Power Windows CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the keys 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 and they could be seriously injured or killed if caught in the path of a closing window.

  • Page 127

    Express-Down Windows Windows with an express-down feature allow the windows to be lowered without holding the switch. Press down fully on the window switch, then release, to activate the express-down mode. The express-down mode can be canceled at any time by pulling up on the front edge of the switch.

  • Page 128: Theft-deterrent Systems

    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. This is the security light. 2-22 To arm the theft-deterrent system: 1.

  • Page 129

    The theft-deterrent system will not activate if the doors are locked with the vehicle’s key or the manual door lock. It activates only if you use the power door lock switch with the door open or the RKE transmitter. You should also remember that you can start your vehicle with the correct ignition key if the alarm has been set off.

  • Page 130

    ® PASS-Key III+ Electronic Immobilizer The PASS-Key III+ system operates on a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and with Industry Canada. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1.

  • Page 131

    If the engine does not start and the security light on the instrument panel cluster comes on when trying to start the vehicle, there may be a problem with your theft-deterrent system. Turn the ignition off and try again. If the engine still does not start, and the key appears to be undamaged, try another ignition key.

  • Page 132: Starting And Operating Your Vehicle

    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: • Keep your speed at 55 mph (88 km/h) or less for the first 500 miles (805 km).

  • Page 133

    A (LOCK/OFF): This position locks the ignition. It also locks the transmission on automatic transmission vehicles. The key can be removed in LOCK/OFF. On vehicles with an automatic transmission, the shift lever must be in P (Park) to turn the ignition switch to LOCK/OFF.

  • Page 134

    Retained Accessory Power (RAP) The following vehicle accessories can be used for up to 10 minutes after the engine is turned off: • Audio System • Power Windows • ® OnStar System (if equipped) • Sunroof (if equipped) These features work when the key is in ON/RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY.

  • Page 135

    Starting Procedure 1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition key to START. When the engine starts, let go of the key. The idle speed will go down as the engine gets warm. Do not race the engine immediately after starting it.

  • Page 136

    Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal On vehicles with this feature, you can change the position of the throttle and brake pedals. No adjustment to the pedals can be made when the vehicle is in R (Reverse) or while using the cruise control.

  • Page 137

    CAUTION: Plugging the cord into an ungrounded outlet could cause an electrical shock. Also, the wrong kind of extension cord could overheat and cause a fire. You could be seriously injured. Plug the cord into a properly grounded three-prong 110-volt AC outlet.

  • Page 138

    Automatic Transmission Operation If the vehicle is a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Hybrid manual for more information. If the vehicle is has an automatic transmission, it has an electronic shift position indicator within the instrument panel cluster. This display comes on when the ignition key is turned to the ON/RUN position.

  • Page 139

    CAUTION: It is dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking brake firmly set. The vehicle can roll. Do not leave the vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly.

  • Page 140

    N (Neutral): In this position, the engine does not connect with the wheels. To restart the engine when the vehicle is already moving, use N (Neutral) only. Also, use N (Neutral) when the vehicle is being towed. CAUTION: Shifting into a drive gear while the engine is running at high speed is dangerous.

  • Page 141

    The vehicle has a shift stabilization feature that adjusts the transmission shifting to the current driving conditions in order to reduce rapid upshifts and downshifts. This shift stabilization feature is designed to determine, before making an upshift, if the engine is able to maintain vehicle speed by analyzing things such as vehicle speed, throttle position, and vehicle load.

  • Page 142

    ® 1 (First): For the Hydra-Matic 4-Speed transmission this position reduces vehicle speed even more than 2 (Second) without using the brakes. You can use it on very steep hills, or in deep snow or mud. If the shift lever is put in 1 (First) while the vehicle is moving forward, the transmission does not shift into first gear until the vehicle is going slowly enough.

  • Page 143

    To use this feature, do the following: 1. Move the shift lever to M (Manual Mode). 2. Press the plus/minus buttons, located on the steering column shift lever, to select the desired range of gears for the current driving conditions. When M (Manual Mode) is selected a number displays next to the M, indicating the current gear.

  • Page 144

    Tow/Haul Mode The vehicle has a Tow/Haul mode. The selector button is located on the end of the column shift lever. You can use this feature to assist when towing or hauling a heavy load or if there is a need to charge a battery installed in a trailer.

  • Page 145

    Grade Braking (Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission) The Grade Braking shift modes can be activated by pressing the button on the end of the shift control lever. While in Range Selection Mode, Grade Braking is deactivated allowing the driver to select a desired range of gears.

  • Page 146

    Four-Wheel Drive If the vehicle has four-wheel drive, you can send the engine’s driving power to all four wheels for extra traction. Read the following before using four-wheel drive. Notice: Driving on clean, dry pavement in Four-Wheel-Drive High or Four-Wheel-Drive Low for an extended period of time may cause premature wear on your vehicle’s powertrain.

  • Page 147

    (Two-Wheel Drive High): This setting is used for driving in most street and highway situations. The front axle is not engaged in two-wheel drive. This setting also provides the best fuel economy. AUTO (Automatic Four-Wheel Drive): This setting is ideal for use when road surface traction conditions are variable.

  • Page 148

    Shifting Into Four-Wheel Drive High or AUTO (Automatic Four-Wheel Drive) Turn the knob to the Four-Wheel High or AUTO position. This can be done at any speed, except when shifting from Four-Wheel Drive Low. The indicator light will flash while shifting. It will remain on when the shift is completed.

  • Page 149

    Shifting Out of Four-Wheel Drive Low To shift from Four-Wheel Drive Low to Four-Wheel Drive High, AUTO, or Two-Wheel Drive High, the vehicle must be stopped or moving less than 3 mph (5 km/h) with the transmission in N (Neutral) and the ignition in ON/RUN.

  • Page 150

    7. If the engine is running, verify that the transfer case is in N (Neutral) by shifting the transmission to R (Reverse) for one second, then shift the transmission to D (Drive) for one second. 8. Turn the ignition to ACC/ACCESSORY, which will turn the engine off.

  • Page 151

    Parking Brake For vehicles with a release handle, set the parking brake by holding the regular brake pedal down, then pushing down the parking brake pedal. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-40.

  • Page 152

    For vehicles without a release handle, set the parking brake by holding the regular brake pedal down, then pushing down the parking brake pedal. 2-46 If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will come on. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-40.

  • Page 153

    Shifting Into Park CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking brake firmly set. The vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured.

  • Page 154

    Leaving the Vehicle With the Engine Running CAUTION: 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. If you have four-wheel drive and the transfer case is in N (Neutral), the vehicle will be free to roll, even if the shift lever is in P (Park).

  • Page 155

    Shifting Out of Park This vehicle is equipped with an electronic shift lock release system. The shift lock release is designed to: • Prevent ignition key removal unless the shift lever is in P (Park) with the shift lever button fully released, and •...

  • Page 156

    Engine Exhaust CAUTION: Engine exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. Exposure to CO can cause unconsciousness and even death. Exhaust may enter the vehicle if: • The vehicle idles in areas with poor ventilation (parking garages, tunnels, deep snow that may block underbody airflow or tail pipes).

  • Page 157

    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. CAUTION: Idling a vehicle in an enclosed area with poor ventilation is dangerous. Engine exhaust may enter the vehicle.

  • Page 158: Mirrors

    Mirrors Manual Rearview Mirror Hold the inside rearview mirror in the center to move it for a clearer view behind your vehicle. Adjust the mirror to avoid glare from the headlamps behind you. Push the tab forward for daytime use and pull it for nighttime use.

  • Page 159

    Outside Towing Mirrors If the vehicle has towing mirrors, they can be adjusted for a clearer view of the objects behind you. Manually pull out the mirror head to extend it for better visibility when towing a trailer. Manually fold the mirrors forward or rearward. The lower portion of the mirror is convex.

  • Page 160

    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. Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors Vehicles with outside power foldaway mirrors have the controls located on the driver door...

  • Page 161

    Park Tilt Mirrors Vehicles with the memory package have a passenger and/or driver mirror that tilts to a preselected position when the vehicle is in R (Reverse). This feature lets the driver view the curb when parallel parking. The mirror(s) return to the original position when the vehicle is shifted out of R (Reverse), or the ignition is turned off.

  • Page 162: Object Detection Systems

    Object Detection Systems Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) For vehicles with the Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) system, it operates at speeds less than 5 mph (8 km/h), and assists the driver with parking and avoiding objects while in R (Reverse). The sensors on the rear bumper are used to detect the distance to an object up to 8 feet (2.5 m) behind the vehicle, and at least 10 inches (25.4 cm) off the ground.

  • Page 163

    How the System Works URPA comes on automatically when the shift lever is moved into R (Reverse). The rear display briefly illuminates to indicate the system is working. URPA operates only at speeds less than 5 mph (8 km/h). If the vehicle is above this speed, the red light on the rear display will flash.

  • Page 164

    When the System Does Not Seem to Work Properly If the URPA system will not activate due to a temporary condition, the message PARK ASSIST OFF will be displayed on the DIC and a red light will be shown on the rear URPA display when the shift lever is moved into R (Reverse).

  • Page 165

    The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this equipment. Such modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. CAUTION: SBZA is only a lane changing aid and does not replace driver vision.

  • Page 166

    SBZA Detection Zones The SBZA sensor covers a zone of approximately one lane over from both sides of the vehicle, 11 ft. or 3.5 m. This zone starts at each side mirror and goes back approximately 16 ft. (5.0 m). The height of the zone is approximately between 1.5 ft.

  • Page 167

    SBZA can be disabled through the Driver Information Center (DIC). See Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 3-51 for more information. If the SBZA is disabled by the driver, the SBZA mirror displays will not light up during normal driving. When the System Does Not Seem To Work Properly Occasional missed alerts can occur under normal...

  • Page 168

    SBZA Error Messages The following messages may appear in the DIC: SIDE BLIND ZONE ALERT SYSTEM OFF: This message indicates that the driver has turned the system off. SIDE BLIND ZONE SYS. UNAVAILABLE: This message indicates that the SBZA system is disabled either because the sensor is blocked and cannot detect vehicles in your blind zone, or the vehicle is passing through an open field of view area, such as the desert,...

  • Page 169

    Vehicles Without Navigation System The rear vision camera system is designed to help the driver when backing up by displaying a view of the area behind the vehicle. When the key is in the ON/RUN position and the driver shifts the vehicle into R (Reverse), the video image automatically appears on the inside rear view mirror.

  • Page 170

    4. Select the Video screen button. When the Video screen button is highlighted the RVC system is on. The delay that is received after shifting out of R (Reverse) is approximately 10 seconds. The delay can be cancelled by performing one of the following: •...

  • Page 171

    Symbols The navigation system may have a feature that lets the driver view symbols on the navigation screen while using the rear vision camera. The Ultrasonic Rear Park Assist (URPA) system must not be disabled to use the caution symbols. If URPA has been disabled and the symbols have been turned on, the Rear Parking Assist Symbols Unavailable error message may display.

  • Page 172

    Rear Vision Camera Location The image is provided by the camera located above the license plate. The camera uses a special lens. The distance of the image that appears on the screen differs from the actual distance. The area displayed by the camera is limited. The camera does not display objects which are close to either corner of the bumper or under the bumper.

  • Page 173

    When the System Does Not Seem To Work Properly The rear vision camera system might not work properly or display a clear image if: • The RVC is turned off. See “Turning the Rear Camera System On or Off” earlier in this section. •...

  • Page 174: Onstar ® System

    ® OnStar System OnStar uses several innovative technologies and live advisors to provide a wide range of safety, security, information, and convenience services. If the airbags deploy, the system is designed to make an automatic call to OnStar Emergency advisors who can request emergency services be sent to your location.

  • Page 175: Audio System(s)

    OnStar Services Available with the Safe & Sound Plan • Automatic Notification of Airbag Deployment • Advanced Automatic Crash Notification (AACN) (If equipped) • Link to Emergency Services • Roadside Assistance • Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance • Remote Door Unlock/Vehicle Alert •...

  • Page 176

    OnStar Virtual Advisor OnStar Virtual Advisor is a feature of OnStar Hands-Free Calling that uses minutes to access location-based weather, local traffic reports, and stock quotes. Press the phone button and give a few simple voice commands to browse through the various topics.

  • Page 177: Universal Home Remote System

    The vehicle must have a working electrical system, including adequate battery power, for the OnStar equipment to operate. There are other problems OnStar cannot control that may prevent OnStar from providing OnStar service at any particular time or place. Some examples are damage to important parts of the vehicle in a crash, hills, tall buildings, tunnels, weather or wireless phone network congestion.

  • Page 178

    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.

  • Page 179

    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.

  • Page 180

    4. Immediately, within one second, release the button when the garage door moves. The indicator light will blink rapidly until programming is complete. 5. Press and release the same button again. The garage door should move, confirming that programming is successful and complete. To program another Rolling Code device such as an additional garage door opener, a security device, or home automation device, repeat Steps 1 through 5,...

  • Page 181

    The garage door opener receiver (motor head unit) could also have a row of dip switches that can be used when programming the Universal Home Remote. If the total number of switches on the motor head and hand held transmitter are different, or if the dip switch settings are different, use the dip switch settings on the motor head unit to program the Universal Home Remote.

  • Page 182

    2. Write down the eight to 12 switch settings from left to right as follows: • When a switch is in the up position, write “Left.” • When a switch is in the down position, write “Right.” • If a switch is set between the up and down position, write “Middle.”...

  • Page 183

    5. After entering all of the switch positions, again, firmly press and release all three buttons at the same time. The indicator lights will turn on. 6. Press and hold the button that will be used to control the garage door until the garage door moves.

  • Page 184: Storage Areas

    Storage Areas Glove Box Lift up on the glove box lever to open it. Cupholders For vehicles with cupholders located in the front and rear of the floor console or in the fold down armrest, adjust the front cupholders by moving the insert forward or rearward.

  • Page 185

    Center Console Storage For vehicles with a console compartment, it is located between the bucket seats. Press the button and lift the lid to access the console compartment. A cupholder located in the rear of the console, swings down for the rear seat passenger to use. Luggage Carrier Notice: Loading cargo on the luggage carrier that weighs more than 200 lbs (91 kg) or hangs over the...

  • Page 186

    Rear Storage Area For vehicles with a rear storage area, it is located in the rear cargo area of the vehicle on the driver’s side trim panel. Turn the knobs and swing the storage door to access the storage compartment. The door can be removed. Rear Seat Armrest For vehicle with a rear seat armrest, pull the loop at the top of the armrest down to access the cupholders.

  • Page 187: Sunroof

    To put the cover in the vehicle: 1. Make sure the cover slot in the holder faces rearward with the round surface facing down. 2. Then, hold the cover at an angle and place the cover end cap into the slot in the passenger side trim panel.

  • Page 188

    The sunroof has a comfort stop feature which stops the sunroof from opening to the full-open position. From the comfort stop position, press the rear of the driver’s side switch a second time to open the sunroof to the full-open position.

  • Page 189: Instrument Panel Overview, Warning Lights, Gages, And Indicators

    Section 3 Instrument Panel Overview ...3-4 Hazard Warning Flashers ...3-6 Horn ...3-6 Tilt Wheel ...3-6 Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever ...3-7 Turn and Lane-Change Signals ...3-7 Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer ...3-8 Flash-to-Pass ...3-8 Windshield Wipers ...3-9 Rainsense™ II Wipers ...3-9 Windshield Washer ...3-10 Rear Window Wiper/Washer ...3-11 Cruise Control ...3-12 Exterior Lamps ...3-14...

  • Page 190: Driver Information Center (dic)

    Section 3 Oil Pressure Light ...3-48 Security Light ...3-48 Fog Lamp Light ...3-49 Cruise Control Light ...3-49 Highbeam On Light ...3-49 Tow/Haul Mode Light ...3-49 Fuel Gage ...3-50 Low Fuel Warning Light ...3-51 Driver Information Center (DIC) ...3-51 DIC Operation and Displays (With DIC Buttons) ...3-52 DIC Operation and Displays (Without DIC Buttons) ...3-58...

  • Page 191

    ✍ NOTES...

  • Page 192

    Instrument Panel Overview United States version shown; Canada similar...

  • Page 193

    The main components of the instrument panel are the following: A. Outlet Adjustment on page 3-30. B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-7. C. Instrument Panel Cluster on page 3-35. D. Hazard Warning Flashers on page 3-6. E. Shift Lever. See Automatic Transmission Operation on page 2-32.

  • Page 194

    Hazard Warning Flashers (Hazard Warning Flasher): Press this button located on top of the steering column, 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.

  • Page 195

    Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever The lever on the left side of the steering column includes the following: : Turn and Lane Change Signals : Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer : Windshield Wipers : Windshield Washer : Rear Wiper Delay : Rear Wiper : Rear Wiper Wash Flash-to-Pass.

  • Page 196

    If after signaling a turn or a lane change the arrows flash rapidly or do not come on, a signal bulb could be burned out. Have the bulbs replaced. If the bulb is not burned out, check the fuse. See Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page 5-115.

  • Page 197

    Windshield Wipers Turn the band with the wiper symbol to control the windshield wipers. (Mist): Turn to mist for a single wiping cycle. Hold it there until the wipers start. Then let go. The wipers stop after one wipe. Hold the band on mist longer, for more wipe cycles.

  • Page 198

    When Rainsense is active, the headlamps will turn on automatically if the exterior lamp control is in the AUTO position and the wipers are active. Notice: Going through an automatic car wash with the wipers on can damage them. Turn the wipers off when going through an automatic car wash.

  • Page 199

    Rear Window Wiper/Washer CAUTION: In freezing weather, do not use your washer until the windshield is warmed. Otherwise the washer fluid can form ice on the windshield, blocking your vision. The rear wiper control is located on the turn signal/multifunction lever. To turn the rear wiper on, slide the lever to a wiper position.

  • Page 200

    Cruise Control CAUTION: Cruise control can be dangerous where you cannot drive safely at a steady speed. So, do not use the cruise control on winding roads or in heavy traffic. Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause excessive wheel slip, and you could lose control.

  • Page 201

    Setting Cruise Control Cruise control will not work if the parking brake is set, or if the master cylinder brake fluid level is low. The cruise control light on the instrument panel cluster comes on after the cruise control has been set to the desired speed.

  • Page 202

    Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control To reduce the vehicle speed while using cruise control: • Press and hold the SET– button on the steering wheel until the desired lower speed is reached, then release it. • To slow down in very small amounts, press the SET–...

  • Page 203

    • License Plate Lamps • Instrument Panel Lights The exterior lamps control has four positions: (Off): Turns off the automatic headlamps and daytime running lamps (DRL). Turning the headlamp control to the off position again will turn the automatic headlamps or DRL back on. For vehicles first sold in Canada, the off position will only work for vehicles that are shifted into the P (Park) position.

  • Page 204

    Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) can make it easier for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day. Fully functional daytime running lamps are required on all vehicles first sold in Canada. The DRL system will come on when the following conditions are met: •...

  • Page 205

    There is a delay in the transition between the daytime and nighttime operation of the Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) and the automatic headlamp systems so that driving under bridges or bright overhead street lights does not affect the system. The DRL and automatic headlamp system is only affected when the light sensor detects a change in lighting lasting longer than the delay.

  • Page 206

    Auxiliary Roof-Mounted Lamp If the vehicle has this feature, this button includes wiring provisions for a dealer or a qualified service center to install an auxiliary roof lamp. This button is located on the overhead console. When the wiring is connected to an auxiliary roof mounted lamp, pressing the bottom of the button will activate the lamp and illuminate an indicator light at the bottom of this button.

  • Page 207

    Dome Lamp Override The dome lamp override button is located next to the exterior lamps control. (Dome Off): Press the button in and the dome lamps remain off when a door is opened. Press the button again to return it to the extended position so that the dome lamps come on when a door is opened.

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    The battery can be discharged at idle if the electrical loads are very high. This is true for all vehicles. This is because the generator (alternator) may not be spinning fast enough at idle to produce all the power that is needed for very high electrical loads.

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    Certain accessory plugs may not be compatible to the accessory power outlet and could result in blown adapter or vehicle fuses. If you experience a problem, see your dealer/retailer for additional information on the accessory power plugs. Notice: Adding any electrical equipment to the vehicle can damage it or keep other components from working as they should.

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    Climate Controls Climate Control System The heating, cooling, and ventilation in the vehicle can be controlled with this system. A. Fan Control F. Driver and B. REAR Passenger C. Recirculation Temperature D. Air Delivery Mode Controls Control G. Rear Window E.

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    (Defog): The defog mode is used to clear the windows of fog or moisture. Air is directed to the windshield, floor outlets, and side window vents. In this mode, the system turns off recirculation and runs the air conditioning compressor unless the outside temperature is close to freezing.

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    Rear Window Defogger The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window. < (Rear Window Defogger): Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off. The system automatically turns off several minutes after it has been activated.

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    A. Fan Control H. Display B. AUTO I. Power Button C. Defrost J. Rear Window D. Recirculation Defogger E. REAR K. Air Conditioning F. Air Delivery Mode L. PASS Control M. Passenger G. Driver Temperature Temperature Control Control (On/Off): Press to turn the climate control system on or off.

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    The passenger’s temperature setting can be set to match the driver’s temperature setting by pressing the PASS button and turning off the PASS indicator. When the passenger’s temperature setting is set different than the driver’s setting, the indicator on the PASS button illuminates and both the driver side and passenger side temperature displays are shown.

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    Manual Operation (Fan Control): Press these buttons to increase or decrease the fan speed. Pressing either fan button while in automatic control places the fan under manual control. The fan setting remains displayed and the AUTO light turns off. The air delivery mode remains under automatic control.

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    (Air Conditioning): Press to turn the air conditioning (A/C) compressor on and off. An indicator light comes on to show that the air conditioning is on. If this button is pressed when the air conditioning compressor is unavailable, the indicator flashes three times and then turns off.

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    Rear Window Defogger The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window. < (Rear Window Defogger): Press to turn the rear window defogger on or off. It automatically turns off several minutes after it has been activated. The defogger can also be turned off by turning off the engine.

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    The interior temperature sensors located in the headliner above the driver side seat and if equipped, in the headliner above the second row seats measure the temperature of the air inside the vehicle. There is also an exterior temperature sensor located behind the front grille.

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    Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System For vehicles with this system, the rear controls are three knobs located in the headliner. The system can also be controlled with the front controls. A. Fan Control B. Temperature Control C. Air Delivery Mode Control REAR: Press the REAR button on the front climate control system to turn the rear climate control system on or off.

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    Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System and Electronic Climate Controls For vehicles with the rear heat and air conditioning controls, they are integrated with the rear seat audio controls located in the center console. The system can be controlled from the front controls as well as the rear controls.

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    Automatic Operation, If Equipped. AUTO: Press the air delivery mode button until this setting is selected to control the inside temperature, air delivery, and fan speed. AUTO appears in the display when automatic operation is active. +/− (Increase/Decrease Temperature): Press the + or −...

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    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 may be or is a problem with one of the vehicle’s functions.

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    Instrument Panel Cluster United States 4-Speed version shown. 6-Speed and Canada similar. The instrument cluster is designed to show how the vehicle is running. It shows how fast the vehicle is going, about how much fuel the vehicle has and many other things needed to drive safely and economically. For vehicles with a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Hybrid manual for more information.

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    Speedometer and Odometer The speedometer shows the vehicle’s 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). Trip Odometer The trip odometer can show how far the vehicle has been driven since the trip odometer was last set to zero.

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    This chime and light are repeated if the passenger remains unbuckled and the vehicle is in motion. If the passenger safety belt is buckled, neither the chime nor the light comes on. The front passenger safety belt warning light and chime may turn on if an object is put on the seat such as a briefcase, handbag, grocery bag, laptop or other electronic device.

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    Passenger Airbag Status Indicator The vehicle has the passenger sensing system. See Passenger Sensing System on page 1-90 for important safety information. The overhead console has a passenger airbag status indicator. United States When the vehicle is started, the passenger airbag status indicator will light ON and OFF, or the symbol for on and off, for several seconds as a system check.

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    Charging System Light This light comes on briefly when the ignition key is turned to START, but the engine is not running, as a check to show it is working. If it does not, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer/retailer.

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    Readings in the low warning zone may occur when a large number of electrical accessories are operating in the vehicle and the engine is left at an idle for an extended period. This condition is normal since the charging system is not able to provide full power at engine idle.

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    CAUTION: The brake system might not be working properly if the brake system warning light is on. Driving with the brake system warning light on can lead to a crash. If the light is still on after the vehicle has been pulled off the road and carefully stopped, have the vehicle towed for service.

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    ® StabiliTrak Indicator Light For vehicles with the StabiliTrak light comes on briefly while starting the engine. 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 the light comes on and stays on while driving, there could be a problem with the StabiliTrak vehicle might need service.

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    Tire Pressure Light For vehicles with a tire pressure monitoring system, this light comes on briefly when the engine is started. It provides information about tire pressures and the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. When the Light is On Steady This indicates that one or more of the tires is significantly underinflated.

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    This light should come on when the ignition is on, but the engine is not running, as a check to show it is working. If it does not, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer/retailer. If the check engine light comes on and stays on, while the engine is running, this indicates that there is an OBD II problem and service is required.

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    If the light continues to flash, when it is safe to do so, stop the vehicle. Find a safe place to park the vehicle. Turn the key off, wait at least 10 seconds, and restart the engine. If the light is still flashing, follow the previous steps and see your dealer/retailer for service as soon as possible.

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    Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs Some state/provincial and local governments have or might begin programs to inspect the emission control equipment on the vehicle. Failure to pass this inspection could prevent getting a vehicle registration. Here are some things to know to help the vehicle pass an inspection: •...

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    Oil pressure may vary with engine speed, outside temperature and oil viscosity, but readings above the low pressure zone indicate the normal operating range. When the oil pressure reaches the low pressure zone, the OIL PRESSURE LOW STOP ENGINE message appears in the Driver Information Center (DIC). See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 3-64 and Engine Oil on page 5-15 for more information.

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    Oil Pressure Light CAUTION: 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.

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    Fog Lamp Light The fog lamp light comes on when the fog lamps are in use. The light goes out when the fog lamps are turned off. See Fog Lamps on page 3-17 for more information. Cruise Control Light The cruise control light comes on whenever the cruise control is set.

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    Fuel Gage United States The fuel gage, when the ignition is on, shows how much fuel the vehicle has left in the tank. An arrow on the fuel gage indicates the side of the vehicle the fuel door is on. The gage first indicates empty before the vehicle is out of fuel, and the vehicle’s fuel tank should be filled soon.

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    Low Fuel Warning Light This light, under the fuel gage, comes on briefly while the engine is being started. This light and a chime comes on when the fuel tank is low on fuel. The Driver Information Center also displays a “FUEL LEVEL LOW”...

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    DIC Operation and Displays (With DIC Buttons) If your vehicle has DIC buttons, the information below explains the operation of this system. The DIC has different displays which can be accessed by pressing the DIC buttons located on the instrument panel, next to the steering wheel.

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    (Vehicle Information): Press this button to display the oil life, units, side blind zone system on/off, tire pressure readings for vehicles with the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), trailer brake gain and output information for vehicles with the Integrated Trailer Brake Control (ITBC) system, engine hours, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter programming, compass zone setting, and compass recalibration.

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    Once the vehicle begins moving, the trip odometer will accumulate mileage. For example, if the vehicle was driven 5 miles (8 km) before it is started again, and then the retro-active reset feature is activated, the display will show 5 miles (8 km). As the vehicle begins moving, the display will then increase to 5.1 miles (8.2 km), 5.2 miles (8.4 km), etc.

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    To stop the timer, press the set/reset button briefly while TIMER is displayed. To reset the timer to zero, press and hold the set/reset button while TIMER is displayed. Transmission Temperature Press the trip/fuel button until TRANS TEMP displays. This display shows the temperature of the automatic transmission fluid in either degrees Fahrenheit (°F) or degrees Celsius (°C).

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    Side Blind Zone Alert If your vehicle has the Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) system, this display allows the system to be turned on or off. Once in this display, press the set/reset button to select between ON or OFF. If you choose ON, the system will be turned on.

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    Trailer Gain and Output On vehicles with the Integrated Trailer Brake Control (ITBC) system, the trailer brake display appears in the DIC. Press the vehicle information button until TRAILER GAIN and OUTPUT display. TRAILER GAIN shows the trailer gain setting. This setting can be adjusted from 0.0 to 10.0 with either a trailer connected or disconnected.

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    Compass Zone Setting This display allows for setting the compass zone. See DIC Compass on page 3-61 Compass Recalibration This display allows for calibrating the compass. See DIC Compass on page 3-61 Blank Display This display shows no information. DIC Operation and Displays (Without DIC Buttons) If your vehicle does not have DIC buttons, the information below explains the operation of this system.

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    Trip Odometer Press the trip odometer reset stem until TRIP displays. This display shows the current distance traveled in either miles (mi) or kilometers (km) since the last reset for the trip odometer. The trip odometer can be reset to zero by pressing and holding the trip odometer reset stem while the trip odometer is displayed.

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    Compass Zone Setting This display allows for setting the compass zone. See DIC Compass on page 3-61 for more information. Compass Recalibration This display allows for calibrating the compass. See DIC Compass on page 3-61 for more information. Oil Life To access this display, the vehicle must be in P (Park).

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    4. To match additional transmitters at this time, repeat Step 3. Each vehicle can have a maximum of eight transmitters matched to it. 5. To exit the programming mode, you must cycle the key to LOCK/OFF. Language This display allows you to select the language in which the DIC messages will appear.

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    To adjust for compass variance, use the following procedure: Compass Variance (Zone) Procedure 1. Do not set the compass zone when the vehicle is moving. Only set it when the vehicle is in P (Park). Press the vehicle information button until PRESS TO CHANGE COMPASS ZONE displays.

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    4. Press the trip/fuel button until the vehicle heading, for example, N for North, is displayed in the DIC. Or, if the vehicle does not have DIC buttons, press and hold the trip odometer reset stem for two seconds to select the next available variance zone.

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    DIC Warnings and Messages Messages are displayed on the DIC to notify the driver that the status of the vehicle has changed and that some action may be needed by the driver to correct the condition. Multiple messages may appear one after another.

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    CHECK TRAILER WIRING On vehicles with the Integrated Trailer Brake Control (ITBC) system, this message may display and a chime may sound when one of the following conditions exists: • A trailer with electric brakes becomes disconnected from the vehicle. −...

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    ENGINE OVERHEATED IDLE ENGINE Notice: If you drive your vehicle while the engine is overheating, severe engine damage may occur. If an overheat warning appears on the instrument panel cluster and/or DIC, stop the vehicle as soon as possible. See Engine Overheating on page 5-35 for more information.

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    HEATING WASH FLUID WASH WIPES PENDING This message displays when the heated windshield washer system is heating the fluid. See Windshield Washer on page 3-10 for more information. HOOD OPEN This message displays and a chime sounds if the hood is not fully closed.

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    PASSENGER DOOR OPEN This message displays and a chime sounds if the front passenger door is not fully closed and the vehicle is shifted out of P (Park). Stop and turn off the vehicle, check the door for obstructions, and close the door again.

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    SERVICE AIR BAG This message displays if there is a problem with the airbag system. Have your dealer/retailer inspect the system for problems. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 3-37 and Airbag System on page 1-81 for more information. SERVICE BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM On some vehicles, this message displays if there is a problem with the battery charging system.

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    SERVICE STABILITRAK ® If your vehicle has StabiliTrak and this message displays, it means there may be a problem with the StabiliTrak system. If you see this message, try to reset the system. Stop; turn off the engine for at least 15 seconds;...

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    SERVICE TRAILER BRAKE SYSTEM On vehicles with the Integrated Trailer Brake Control (ITBC) system, this message displays and a chime sounds when there is a problem with the ITBC system. When this message displays, power is no longer available to the trailer brakes. As soon as it is safe to do so, carefully pull your vehicle over to the side of the road and turn the ignition off.

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    There are several conditions that can cause this message to appear. • One condition is overheating, which could occur if StabiliTrak activates continuously for an extended period of time. • The message also displays if the brake system warning light is on. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-40.

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    TRACTION CONTROL OFF If your vehicle has StabiliTrak, this message displays when the Traction Control System (TCS) is turned off. Adjust your driving accordingly. See StabiliTrak System on page 4-6 for more information. TRAILER CONNECTED On vehicles with the Integrated Trailer Brake Control (ITBC) system, this message displays briefly when a trailer with electric brakes is first connected to the vehicle.

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    WASHER FLUID LOW ADD FLUID This message displays when the windshield washer fluid is low. Fill the windshield washer fluid reservoir as soon as possible. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-14 for the location of the windshield washer fluid reservoir. Also, see Windshield Washer Fluid on page 5-39 for more information.

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    DISPLAY LANGUAGE This feature allows you to select the language in which the DIC messages will appear. Press the customization button until the DISPLAY LANGUAGE screen appears on the DIC display. Press the set/reset button once to access the settings for this feature.

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    AUTO DOOR UNLOCK This feature allows you to select whether or not to turn off the automatic door unlocking feature. It also allows you to select which doors and when the doors will automatically unlock. See Programmable Automatic Door Locks on page 2-11 for more information. Press the customization button until AUTO DOOR UNLOCK appears on the DIC display.

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    NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature. The current setting will remain. To select a setting, press the set/reset button while the desired setting is displayed on the DIC. REMOTE DOOR UNLOCK This feature allows you to select the type of feedback you will receive when unlocking the vehicle with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.

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    EXIT LIGHTING This feature allows you to select the amount of time you want the exterior lamps to remain on when it is dark enough outside. This happens after the key is turned from ON/RUN to LOCK/OFF. Press the customization button until EXIT LIGHTING appears on the DIC display.

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    CHIME VOLUME This feature allows you to select the volume level of the chime. Press the customization button until CHIME VOLUME appears on the DIC display. Press the set/reset button once to access the settings for this feature. Then press the customization button to scroll through the following settings: NORMAL: The chime volume will be set to a normal level.

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    EASY EXIT RECALL If your vehicle has this feature, it allows you to select your preference for the automatic easy exit seat feature. See Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals on page 1-8 for more information. Press the customization button until EASY EXIT RECALL appears on the DIC display.

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    MEMORY SEAT RECALL If your vehicle has this feature, it allows you to select your preference for the remote memory seat recall feature. See Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals on page 1-8 for more information. Press the customization button until MEMORY SEAT RECALL appears on the DIC display.

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    FACTORY SETTINGS This feature allows you to set all of the customization features back to their factory default settings. Press the customization button until FACTORY SETTINGS appears on the DIC display. Press the set/reset button once to access the settings for this feature.

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    Audio System(s) Determine which radio the vehicle has and read the following pages to become familiar with its features. CAUTION: Taking your eyes off the road for extended periods could cause a crash resulting in injury or death to you or others. Do not give extended attention to entertainment tasks while driving.

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    Setting the Clock MP3 Radios with a Single CD or a Single CD and DVD Player If the vehicle has a radio with a single CD or a CD and DVD player, it has a (clock) button for setting the time and date.

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    MP3 Radio with a Six-Disc CD Player If the vehicle has a radio with a six-disc CD player, the radio has a MENU button instead of the button to set the time and date. To set the time and date: 1.

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    Radio(s) Radio with CD shown, Radio with Six-Disc CD similar 3-86 Radio with CD and DVD The vehicle has one of these radios as its audio system.

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    Radios with CD and DVD Radios with CD and DVD have a Bose System. Some of its features are explained later in this section under, “Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)”. If the vehicle has a Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system, it has a CD/DVD radio. See Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System on page 3-127 The DVD player is the top slot on the radio faceplate.

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    Noise Compensation Technology: Vehicles with The ® LTZ package and a Bose Audio System include the ® Bose AudioPilot noise compensation technology. When ® turned on, AudioPilot continuously adjusts the audio system equalization, to compensate for background noise, so that music always sounds the same at the set volume level.

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    Storing a Radio Station as a Favorite Drivers are encouraged to set up their radio station favorites while the vehicle is stopped. Tune to favorite stations using the presets, favorites button, and steering wheel controls, if the vehicle has this feature. See Defensive Driving on page 4-2.

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    Setting the Tone (Bass/Midrange/Treble) BASS/MID/TREB (Bass, Midrange, or Treble): To adjust bass, midrange, or treble, press the until the tone control labels display. Continue pressing to highlight the desired label, or press the pushbutton positioned under the desired label. Turn the clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the highlighted setting.

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    Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) BAL/FADE (Balance/Fade): To adjust balance or fade, press the knob until the speaker control labels display. Continue pressing to highlight the desired label, or press the pushbutton positioned under the desired label. Turn the knob clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the highlighted setting.

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    Undesired XM categories can be removed through the setup menu. To remove an undesired category: 1. Press the MENU button to display the radio setup menu. 2. Press the pushbutton located below the XM CAT label. 3. Turn the knob to display the category to be removed.

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    Radio Messages for XM Only See XM Radio Messages on page 3-114 later in this section for further detail. Playing a CD (Single CD Player) Insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player pulls it in and the CD should begin playing. Playing a CD(s) (Six-Disc CD Player) LOAD : Press this button to load CDs into the CD...

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    Playing a CD (In Either the DVD or CD Slot) Insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player pulls it in and the CD should begin playing in 5 to 20 seconds for a CD, and in 30 seconds for a DVD, depending on media type and format ranges.

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    Care of the CD and DVD Player Do not add any label to a CD. It could get caught in the CD or DVD player. If a CD is recorded on a personal computer and a description label is needed, try labeling the top of the recorded CD with a marking pen.

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    REV (Fast Reverse): Press and hold to reverse playback quickly within a track. Sound is heard at a reduced volume. Release this pushbutton to resume playing the track. The elapsed time of the track displays. FWD (Fast Forward): Press and hold to advance playback quickly within a track.

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    CD/AUX (CD/Auxiliary): Press to play a CD while listening to the radio. The CD icon and a message showing the disc and/or track number displays when a CD is in the player. Press again and the system automatically searches for an auxiliary input device, such as a portable audio player.

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    Playing an MP3 CD-R or CD-RW Disc Radios with a Single CD or a Six-Disc CD player have the capability of playing an MP3 CD-R or CD-RW disc. For more information on how to play an MP3 CD-R or CD-RW disc, see “Using an MP3” in the index. Playing an MP3/WMA CD-R or CD-RW Disc Radios with a CD and DVD player have the capability of...

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    Using the DVD Player The DVD player is controlled by the buttons on the remote control, or by the RSA system, or by the buttons on the radio faceplate. See “Remote Control”, under Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System on page 3-127 and Rear Seat Audio (RSA) on page 3-136 for more information.

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    (Power): Press to turn the radio on or off. Turn clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the volume. Press and hold for more than two seconds to turn off the radio and Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system, and to start the parental control feature. Parental control prevents the rear seat occupant from operating the Rear Seat Audio (RSA) system or remote control.

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    DVD-V (Video) Display Buttons Once a DVD-V is inserted, the radio display menu shows several tag options for DVD playing. Press the pushbuttons located under any desired tag option during DVD playback. See the tag options listed after, for more information. The rear seat passenger can navigate the DVD-V menus and controls through the remote control.

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    DVD-A (Audio) Display Buttons Once a DVD-A is inserted, radio display menu shows several tag options for DVD playing. Press the pushbuttons located under any desired tag option during DVD playback. See the tag options listed after, for more information. The rear seat operator can navigate the DVD-A menus and controls through the remote control.

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    Stopping and Resuming Playback To stop playing a DVD without turning off the system, press the button on the remote control, or press the pushbutton located under the stop or the play/pause symbol tags displayed on the radio. If the radio head is sourced to something other than DVD-V, press the DVD/CD AUX button to make DVD-V the active source.

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    To use a portable audio player, connect a 3.5 mm (1/8 inch) cable to the radio’s front auxiliary input jack. When a device is connected, press the radio CD/AUX button to begin playing audio from the device over the vehicle speakers. For optimal sound quality, increase the portable audio device’s volume to the loudest level.

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    Using an MP3 (Radio with CD or Six-Disc CD Player) MP3 CD-R or CD-RW Disc The radio plays MP3 files that were recorded on a CD-R or CD-RW disc. The files can be recorded with the following fixed bit rates: 32 kbps, 40 kbps, 56 kbps, 64 kbps, 80 kbps, 96 kbps, 112 kbps, 128 kbps, 160 kbps, 192 kbps, 224 kbps, 256 kbps, and 320 kbps or a variable bit rate.

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    Playlists can be changed by using the (next) folder buttons, the © ¨ SEEK arrows. MP3 CD-R or CD-RW that have been recorded without using file folders can be played. If a CD-R or CD-RW contains more than the maximum of 50 folders, 15 playlists, and 512 folders and files, the player allows access and navigates up to the maximum, but all items over the maximum are not accessible.

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    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.

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    REV (Reverse): Press and hold this button to reverse playback quickly within an MP3 file. Sound will be heard at a reduced volume. Release this button to resume playing the file. The elapsed time of the file displays. FWD (Fast Forward): Press and hold this button to advance playback quickly within an MP3 file.

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    To change from playback by artist to playback by album, press the pushbutton located below the Sort By label. From the sort screen, push one of the buttons below the album button. Press the pushbutton below the back label to return to the main music navigator screen. Now the album name is displayed on the second line between the arrows and songs from the current album begins to play.

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    • Create a folder structure that makes it easy to find songs while driving. Organize songs by albums using one folder for each album. Each folder or album should contain 18 songs or less. • Avoid subfolders. The system can support up to eight subfolders deep, however, keep the total number of folders to a minimum in order to reduce the complexity and confusion in trying to locate...

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    Order of Play Tracks recorded to the CD-R or CD-RW are played in the following order: • Play begins from the first track in the first playlist and continues sequentially through all tracks in each playlist. When the last track of the last playlist has played, play continues from the first track of the first playlist.

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    CD (Eject): Press and release this button to eject the CD-R or CD-RW that is currently playing in the bottom slot. A beep sounds and Ejecting Disc displays. Once the disc is ejected, Remove Disc displays. The CD-R or CD-RW can be removed. If the CD-R or CD-RW is not removed, after several seconds, the CD-R or CD-RW automatically pulls back into the player.

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    RDM (Random): With the random setting, MP3/WMA files on the CD-R or CD-RW can be listened to in random, rather than sequential order. To play MP3/WMA files from the CD-R or CD-RW in random order, press the pushbutton positioned under the RDM label until Random Current Disc displays.

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    BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a CD or a DVD is playing. The CD or DVD remains inside the radio for future listening or viewing entertainment. DVD/CD AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button to cycle through DVD, CD, or Auxiliary when listening to the radio.

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    No Artist Info: No artist information is available at this time on this channel. The system is working properly. No Title Info: No song title information is available at this time on this channel. The system is working properly. No CAT Info: No category information is available at this time on this channel.

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    Voice Recognition The Bluetooth system uses voice recognition to interpret voice commands to dial phone numbers and name tags. Noise: Keep interior noise levels to a minimum. The system may not recognize voice commands if there is too much background noise. When to Speak: A short tone sounds after the system responds indicating when it is waiting for a voice command.

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    Pairing Information: • Up to five cell phones can be paired to the in-vehicle Bluetooth system. • The pairing process is disabled when the vehicle is moving. • The in-vehicle Bluetooth system automatically links with the first available paired cell phone in the order the phone was paired.

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    Listing All Paired and Connected Phones 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 “List”. The system lists all the paired Bluetooth devices.

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    Using the Store Command The store command allows a phone number to be stored without entering the digits individually. 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system responds with “Ready” followed by a tone. 2. Say “Store”. The system responds with “Store, number please”...

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    4. After the complete number has been entered, say “Store”. The system responds with “Please say the name tag” followed by a tone. 5. Say a name tag for the phone number. The name tag is recorded and the system responds with “About to store <name tag>.

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    Using the Delete All Name Tags Command The delete all name tags command deletes all stored phone book name tags and route name tags for OnStar (if present). To use the delete all name tags command: 1. Press and hold for two seconds.

  • Page 310

    Using the Digit Dial Command 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system responds with “Ready” followed by a tone. 2. Say “Digit Dial”. The system responds with “Digit dial using <phone name>, please say the first digit to dial” followed by a tone. 3.

  • Page 311

    Receiving a Call When an incoming call is received, the audio system mutes and a ring tone is heard in the vehicle. • Press and begin speaking to answer the call. • Press to ignore a call. Call Waiting Call waiting must be supported on the Bluetooth phone and enabled by the wireless service carrier to work.

  • Page 312

    Muting a Call During a call, all sounds from inside the vehicle can be muted so that the person on the other end of the call cannot hear them. To Mute a call 1. Press . The system responds with “Ready” followed by a tone.

  • Page 313

    Voice Pass-Thru Voice Pass-Thru allows access to the voice recognition commands on the cell phone. See the cell phone manufacturers user guide to see if the cell phone supports this feature. This feature can be used to verbally access contacts stored in the cell phone. 1.

  • Page 314

    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.

  • Page 315

    Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System The vehicle may have a DVD Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system. The RSE system works with the vehicle’s audio system. The DVD player is part of the front radio. The RSE system includes a radio with a DVD player, a video display screen, audio/video jacks, two wireless headphones, a remote control, and if the vehicle has a third row seat, it may have a second video...

  • Page 316

    Headphones The RSE includes two 2-channel wireless headphones that are dedicated to this system. Channel 1 is dedicated to the DVD player, while Channel 2 is dedicated to RSA selections. These headphones are used to listen to media such as CDs, DVDs, MP3s, DVDAs, radio, any auxiliary source connected to A/V jacks, or the auxiliary input jack, if the vehicle has this feature.

  • Page 317

    Notice: Do not store the headphones in heat or direct sunlight. This could damage the headphones and repairs will not be covered by the warranty. Storage in extreme cold can weaken the batteries. Keep the headphones stored in a cool, dry place. If the foam ear pads attached to the headphones become worn or damaged, the pads can be replaced separately from the headphone set.

  • Page 318

    To use the auxiliary inputs of the RSE system, connect an external auxiliary device to the color-coded A/V jacks and turn both the auxiliary device and the video screen power on. If the video screen is in the DVD player mode, pressing the AUX (auxiliary) button on the remote control switches the video screen from the DVD player mode to the auxiliary device.

  • Page 319

    Video Screen(s) The video screen(s) are located in the overhead console. To use the video screen(s): 1. Push the release button located on the overhead console. 2. Move the screen to the desired position. When the video screen is not in use, push it up into its locked position.

  • Page 320

    Remote Control Buttons (Power): Press this button to turn the video screen on and off. (Illumination): Press this button to turn the remote control backlight on. The backlight automatically turns off after seven to ten seconds if no other button is pressed while the backlight is on.

  • Page 321

    (Play/Pause): Press this button to start playing a DVD. Press this button while a DVD is playing to pause it. Press it again to continue playing the DVD. On some radios, play may be slowed down by pressing the play/pause button then pressing the fast forward button when the DVD is playing.

  • Page 322

    (Clear): Press this button within three seconds after entering a numeric selection, to clear all numerical inputs. 10 (Double Digit Entries): Press this button to select chapter or track numbers greater than nine. Press this button before entering the number. If the remote control becomes lost or damaged, a new universal remote control can be purchased.

  • Page 323

    Problem Recommended Action The auxiliary source is Check that the RSE video running but there is no screen is in the auxiliary picture or sound. source mode. Check the auxiliary input connections at both devices. Sometimes the wireless Check for obstructions, headphone audio cuts out low batteries, reception or buzzes.

  • Page 324

    Cleaning the RSE Overhead Console When cleaning the RSE overhead console surface, use only a clean cloth dampened with clean water. Cleaning the Video Screen When cleaning the video screen, use only a clean cloth dampened with clean water. Use care when directly touching or cleaning the screen, as damage could result.

  • Page 325

    SRCE (Source): Press this button to switch between the radio (AM/FM), XM™ (if equipped), CD, and if the vehicle has these features, DVD, front auxiliary, and rear auxiliary. © ¨ (Seek): When listening to FM, AM, or XM™ © (if equipped), press the left or right go to the previous or to the next station or channel and stay there.

  • Page 326

    Theft-Deterrent Feature ® THEFTLOCK is designed to discourage theft of the vehicle’s radio by learning a portion of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The radio does not operate if it is stolen or moved to a different vehicle. Audio Steering Wheel Controls Vehicles with audio steering wheel controls could differ depending on...

  • Page 327

    ¨ (Seek): Press to go to the next radio station while in ¨ AM, FM, or XM™. Press to go to the next track or chapter while sourced to the CD or DVD slot. Press ¨ if multiple discs are loaded to go to the next disc while sourced to a CD player.

  • Page 328

    Rear Side Window Antenna The AM-FM antenna is located in the passenger rear side windows. Make sure the inside surfaces of the rear side windows are not scratched and that the lines on the glass are not damaged. If the inside surfaces are damaged, they could interfere with radio reception.

  • Page 329: Driving Your Vehicle

    Section 4 Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle ...4-2 Driving for Better Fuel Economy ...4-2 Defensive Driving ...4-2 Drunk Driving ...4-3 Control of a Vehicle ...4-3 Braking ...4-4 Antilock Brake System (ABS) ...4-5 Braking in Emergencies ...4-6 ® StabiliTrak System ...4-6 Locking Rear Axle ...4-9 Steering ...4-9...

  • Page 330: Your Driving, The Road, And The Vehicle

    Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle 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. •...

  • Page 331

    Drunk Driving CAUTION: Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. Your reflexes, perceptions, attentiveness, and judgment can be affected by even a small amount of alcohol. You can have a serious — or even fatal — collision if you drive after drinking. Do not drink and drive or ride with a driver who has been drinking.

  • Page 332

    Braking If the vehicle is a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Hybrid manual for more information. See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-40. Braking action involves perception time and reaction time. Deciding to push the brake pedal is perception time.

  • Page 333

    Antilock Brake System (ABS) This vehicle has the Antilock Brake System (ABS), an advanced electronic braking system that helps prevent a braking skid. When the engine is started and the vehicle begins to drive away, ABS checks itself. A momentary motor or clicking noise might be heard while this test is going on.

  • Page 334

    Braking in Emergencies ABS allows the driver to steer and brake at the same time. In many emergencies, steering can help more than even the very best braking. Brake Assist This vehicle has a Brake Assist feature designed to assist the driver in stopping or decreasing vehicle speed in emergency driving conditions.

  • Page 335

    If the system fails to turn on or activate, the StabiliTrak light along with one of the following messages will be displayed on the Driver Information Center (DIC): TRACTION CONTROL OFF, SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL, STABILITRAK OFF, SERVICE STABILITRAK. If these DIC messages appear, make sure the StabiliTrak system has not been turned off using the StabiliTrak on/off button.

  • Page 336

    It is recommended to leave the system on for normal driving conditions, but it may be necessary to turn the system off if the vehicle is stuck in sand, mud, ice or snow, and you want to “rock” the vehicle to attempt to free it.

  • Page 337

    Locking Rear Axle Vehicles with a locking rear axle can give more traction on snow, mud, ice, sand or gravel. It works like a standard axle most of the time, but when traction is low, this feature will allow the rear wheel with the most traction to move the vehicle.

  • Page 338

    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.

  • Page 339

    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.

  • Page 340

    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.

  • Page 341

    Off-Road Driving Vehicles with four-wheel drive can be used for off-road driving. Vehicles without four-wheel drive and vehicles with 20-inch tire/wheel assemblies should not be driven off-road except on a level, solid surface. The airbag system is designed to work properly under a wide range of conditions, including off-road usage.

  • Page 342

    To remove the air dam: 1. Remove the two outboard air dam bolts. 2. With a flat-blade tool, disengage the snaps. 3. After the bolts are removed and the snaps are disengaged, push forward on the air dam until it is free.

  • Page 343

    There are some important things to remember about how to load your vehicle. • The heaviest things should be on the floor, forward of the rear axle. Put heavier items as far forward as you can. • Be sure the load is properly secured, so things are not tossed around.

  • Page 344

    Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving It is a good idea to practice in an area that is safe and close to home before you go into the wilderness. Off-roading requires some new and different skills. Tune your senses to different kinds of signals. Your eyes need to constantly sweep the terrain for unexpected obstacles.

  • Page 345

    Surface Obstacles: Unseen or hidden obstacles can be hazardous. A rock, log, hole, rut, or bump can startle you if you are not prepared for them. Often these obstacles are hidden by grass, bushes, snow, or even the rise and fall of the terrain itself. Some things to consider: •...

  • Page 346

    Approaching a Hill When you approach a hill, decide if it is too steep to climb, descend, or cross. Steepness can be hard to judge. On a very small hill, for example, there may be a smooth, constant incline with only a small change in elevation where you can easily see all the way to the top.

  • Page 347

    • Sound the horn as you approach the top of the hill to let opposing traffic know you are there. • Use headlamps even during the day to make the vehicle more visible to oncoming traffic. CAUTION: Driving to the top (crest) of a hill at full speed can cause an accident.

  • Page 348

    If, after stalling, you try to back down the hill and decide you just cannot do it, set the parking brake, put your transmission in P (Park), and turn off the engine. Leave the vehicle and go get some help. Exit on the uphill side and stay clear of the path the vehicle would take if it rolled downhill.

  • Page 349

    CAUTION: Heavy braking when going down a hill can cause your brakes to overheat and fade. This could cause loss of control and a serious accident. Apply the brakes lightly when descending a hill and use a low gear to keep vehicle speed under control.

  • Page 350

    Driving Across an Incline An off-road trail will probably go across the incline of a hill. To decide whether to try to drive across the incline, consider the following: CAUTION: Driving across an incline that is too steep will make your vehicle roll over. You could be seriously injured or killed.

  • Page 351

    Stalling on an Incline CAUTION: Getting out on the downhill (low) side of a vehicle stopped across an incline is dangerous. If the vehicle rolls over, you could be crushed or killed. Always get out on the uphill (high) side of the vehicle and stay well clear of the rollover path.

  • Page 352

    Driving in Water CAUTION: Driving through rushing water can be dangerous. Deep water can sweep your vehicle downstream and you and your passengers could drown. If it is only shallow water, it can still wash away the ground from under your tires, and you could lose traction and roll the vehicle over.

  • Page 353

    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. •...

  • Page 354

    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. CAUTION: Wet brakes can cause crashes.

  • Page 355

    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? •...

  • Page 356

    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.

  • Page 357

    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.

  • Page 358

    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 7-7. To get help and keep everyone in the vehicle safe: •...

  • Page 359

    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.

  • Page 360

    Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out Turn the steering wheel left and right to clear the area around the front wheels. For four-wheel-drive vehicles, shift into Four-Wheel High or Four-Wheel Low. ® For vehicles with StabiliTrak , turn the traction control part of the system off.

  • Page 361

    Notice: Never use recovery hooks to tow the vehicle. Your vehicle could be damaged and it would not be covered by warranty. For vehicles with recovery hooks at the front of the vehicle, you can use them if you are stuck off-road and need to be pulled to some place where you can continue driving.

  • Page 362

    Tire and Loading Information Label Label Example A vehicle specific Tire and Loading Information label is attached to the center pillar (B-pillar). With the driver’s door open, you will find the label attached below the door lock post (striker). The tire and loading information label shows the number of occupant seating positions (A), and the maximum vehicle capacity weight (B) in kilograms and pounds.

  • Page 363

    The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if the “XXX” amount equals 1400 lbs and there will be five 150 lb passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs (1400 −...

  • Page 364

    Example 2 Item Description Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 2 = Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs (68 kg) × 5 = Available Cargo Weight = 4-36 Total Item 1,000 lbs (453 kg) 750 lbs (136 kg) 250 lbs (113 kg) Example 3 Description Vehicle Capacity...

  • Page 365

    Refer to your vehicle’s tire and loading information label for specific information about your vehicle’s capacity weight and seating positions. The combined weight of the driver, passengers, and cargo should never exceed your vehicle’s capacity weight. Certification/Tire Label A vehicle specific Certification/Tire label is found on the rear edge of the driver’s door.

  • Page 366

    The Certification/Tire label also contains information about your Front Axle Reserve Capacity. And, if you do have a heavy load, you should spread it out. CAUTION: 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).

  • Page 367

    Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment Before installing a snow plow on your vehicle, here are some things you will need to know: Notice: If your vehicle does not have the snow plow prep package, adding a plow can damage your vehicle, and the repairs would not be covered by warranty.

  • Page 368

    Here are some guidelines for safely carrying a snow plow on your vehicle: • Make sure the weight on the front and rear axles does not exceed the axle rating for each. • For the front axle, if more cargo or passengers must be carried, appropriate counter ballast must be installed rear of the rear axle.

  • Page 369

    In order to calculate the amount of weight any front accessory, such as a snow plow, is adding to the front axle, use the following formula: (W x (A + W.B.)) /W.B.= Weight the accessory is adding to the front axle. Where: W = Weight of added accessory A = Distance that the accessory is in front of the...

  • Page 370

    You can add heavier equipment on the front of the vehicle if you compensate for it by carrying fewer passengers, less cargo, or by positioning cargo towards the rear. This has the effect of reducing the load on the front. However, the front GAWR, rear GAWR, and the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) must never be exceeded.

  • Page 371: Towing

    Emergency Roof Lamp Provisions Vehicles with the RPO VYU snow plow prep package also have an emergency roof lamp provision package, RPO TRW. Wiring for the emergency roof lamp is provided above the overhead console. See Auxiliary Roof-Mounted Lamp on page 3-18 for switch location. Towing Towing Your Vehicle To avoid damage, the disabled vehicle should be...

  • Page 372

    Dinghy Towing Two-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Notice: If the vehicle is towed with all four wheels on the ground, the drivetrain components could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Do not tow the vehicle with all four wheels on the ground. Two-wheel-drive vehicles should not be towed with all four wheels on the ground.

  • Page 373

    3. Securely attach the vehicle being towed to the tow vehicle. CAUTION: Shifting a four-wheel-drive vehicle’s transfer case into N (Neutral) can cause the vehicle to roll even if the transmission is in P (Park). The driver or others could be injured. Make sure the parking brake is firmly set before the transfer case is shifted to N (Neutral).

  • Page 374

    Dolly Towing Front Towing (Front Wheels Off the Ground) Two-Wheel-Drive Vehicles 4-46 Notice: If a two-wheel-drive vehicle is towed with the rear wheels on the ground, the transmission could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Never tow the vehicle with the rear wheels on the ground.

  • Page 375

    Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Use the following procedure to dolly tow a four-wheel-drive vehicle from the front: 1. Attach the dolly to the tow vehicle following the dolly manufacturer’s instructions. 2. Drive the front wheels onto the dolly. 3. Shift the transmission to P (Park). 4.

  • Page 376

    Rear Towing (Rear Wheels Off the Ground) Two-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Use the following procedure to dolly tow a two-wheel-drive vehicle from the rear: 1. Attach the dolly to the tow vehicle following the dolly manufacturer’s instructions. 2. Drive the rear wheels onto the dolly. 3.

  • Page 377

    CAUTION: Shifting a four-wheel-drive vehicle’s transfer case into N (Neutral) can cause the vehicle to roll even if the transmission is in P (Park). The driver or others could be injured. Make sure the parking brake is firmly set before the transfer case is shifted to N (Neutral).

  • Page 378

    ® Autoride With this feature, improved vehicle ride and handling is provided under a variety of passenger and loading conditions. The system is fully automatic and uses a computer controller to continuously monitor vehicle speed, wheel to body position, lift/dive and steering position of the vehicle. The controller then sends signals to each shock absorber to independently adjust the damping level to provide the optimum vehicle ride.

  • Page 379

    Notice: Pulling a trailer improperly can damage the vehicle and result in costly repairs not covered by the vehicle warranty. To pull a trailer correctly, follow the advice in this section and see your dealer/retailer for important information about towing a trailer with the vehicle. To identify the trailering capacity of the vehicle, read the information in “Weight of the Trailer”...

  • Page 380

    Three important considerations have to do with weight: • The weight of the trailer • The weight of the trailer tongue • And the weight on the vehicle’s tires Weight of the Trailer How heavy can a trailer safely be? It depends on how the rig is used.

  • Page 381

    Vehicle 5.3L V8 K5L HD Cooling Pkg 6.0L V8 1500 Series 4WD Short Wheel Base 5.3L V8 5.3L V8 K5L HD Cooling Pkg 6.2L V8 1500 Series 4WD Long Wheel Base 5.3L V8 5.3L V8 K5L HD Cooling Pkg 6.0L V8 2500 Series 2WD Long Wheel Base 6.0L V8 2500 Series 4WD Long Wheel Base...

  • Page 382

    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.

  • Page 383

    Do not exceed the maximum allowable tongue weight for the vehicle. Choose the shortest hitch extension that will position the hitch ball closest to the vehicle. This will help reduce the effect of trailer tongue weight on the rear axle. After loading the trailer, weigh the trailer and then the tongue, separately, to see if the weights are proper.

  • Page 384

    If the vehicle has many options and there is a front seat passenger and two rear seat passengers with some luggage and gear in the vehicle as well. 300 lbs (136 kg) could be added to the front axle weight and 400 lbs (181 kg) to the rear axle weight.

  • Page 385

    Weight-Distributing Hitches and Weight Carrying Hitches A: Body to Ground Distance B: Front of Vehicle When using a weight-distributing hitch, the hitch must be adjusted so the distance (A) remains the same both before and after coupling the trailer to the tow vehicle. If a step-bumper hitch will be used, the bumper could be damaged in sharp turns.

  • Page 386

    Tow/Haul Mode Pressing this button at the end of the shift lever turns on and off the tow/haul mode. This indicator light on the instrument panel cluster comes on when the tow/haul mode is on. Tow/Haul is a feature that assists when pulling a heavy trailer or a large or heavy load.

  • Page 387

    Trailer Brakes A loaded trailer that weighs more than 2,000 lbs (900 kg) needs to have its own brake system that is adequate for the weight of the trailer. Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so they are installed, adjusted and maintained properly.

  • Page 388

    The ITBC system is powered through the vehicle’s electrical system. Turning the ignition off will also turn off the ITBC system. The ITBC system is fully functional only when the ignition is in ON or in RUN. The ITBC system can only be used with trailers with electric brakes.

  • Page 389

    Trailer Brake Control Panel A. Manual Trailer Brake Apply Lever B. Trailer Gain Adjustment Buttons The ITBC system has a control panel located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering column. See Instrument Panel Overview on page 3-4 for more information on location.

  • Page 390

    Trailer Brake DIC Display Page The ITBC system displays messages into the vehicle’s Driver Information Center (DIC). See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 3-64 for more information. The display page indicates Trailer Gain setting, power output to the electric trailer brakes, trailer connection and system operational status.

  • Page 391

    TRAILER GAIN – This setting is displayed anytime the Trailer Brake Display Page is active. This setting can be adjusted from 0.0 to 10.0 with either a trailer connected or disconnected. To adjust the Trailer Gain, press one of the Trailer Gain adjustment buttons located on the Trailer Brake Control Panel.

  • Page 392

    Trailer Gain Adjustment Procedure Trailer Gain should be set for a specific trailering condition and must be adjusted any time vehicle loading, trailer loading or road surface conditions change. Setting the Trailer Gain properly is needed for the best trailer stopping performance. A trailer that is over-gained may result in locked trailer brakes.

  • Page 393

    Other ITBC Related DIC Messages In addition to displaying TRAILER GAIN and TRAILER OUTPUT through the DIC, trailer connection and ITBC system status is displayed in the DIC. TRAILER CONNECTED – This message will be briefly displayed when a trailer with electric brakes is first connected to the vehicle.

  • Page 394

    SERVICE TRAILER BRAKE SYSTEM – This message will be displayed when there is a problem with the ITBC system. If this message persists over multiple ignition cycles there is problem with the ITBC system. Take the vehicle to an authorized dealer/retailer to have the ITBC system diagnosed and repaired.

  • Page 395

    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.

  • Page 396

    Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer The arrows on the instrument panel flash whenever signaling a turn or lane change. Properly hooked up, the trailer lamps also flash, telling other drivers the vehicle is turning, changing lanes or stopping. When towing a trailer, the arrows on the instrument panel flash for turns even if the bulbs on the trailer are burned out.

  • Page 397

    Parking on Hills CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 398

    Leaving After Parking on a Hill 1. Apply and hold the brake pedal while you: • Start the engine • Shift into a gear • Release the parking brake 2. Let up on the brake pedal. 3. Drive slowly until the trailer is clear of the chocks. 4.

  • Page 399

    Heavy-Duty Trailer Wiring Harness Package The vehicle is equipped with the seven-wire trailer towing harness. This harness with a seven-pin universal trailer connector is attached to a bracket on the hitch platform. The seven-wire harness contains the following trailer circuits: •...

  • Page 400

    Electric Brake Control Wiring Provisions These wiring provisions are included with the vehicle as part of the trailer wiring package. These provisions are for an electric brake controller. The instrument panel contains blunt cut wires near the data link connector for the trailer brake controller.

  • Page 401: Service And Appearance Care

    Section 5 Service ...5-3 Accessories and Modifications ...5-3 California Proposition 65 Warning ...5-4 California Perchlorate Materials Requirements ...5-4 Doing Your Own Service Work ...5-4 Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle ...5-5 Fuel ...5-5 Gasoline Octane ...5-5 Gasoline Specifications ...5-6 California Fuel ...5-6 Additives ...5-6 Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol) ...5-7...

  • Page 402

    Section 5 Tire Pressure Monitor Operation ...5-73 Tire Inspection and Rotation ...5-76 When It Is Time for New Tires ...5-77 Buying New Tires ...5-78 Different Size Tires and Wheels ...5-80 Uniform Tire Quality Grading ...5-81 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-82 Wheel Replacement ...5-82 Tire Chains ...5-84 If a Tire Goes Flat ...5-85...

  • Page 403: Service

    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,...

  • Page 404

    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 (including some inside the vehicle), many fluids, and some component wear by-products contain and/or emit these chemicals.

  • Page 405: Fuel

    This vehicle has an airbag system. Before attempting to do your own service work, see Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-96. Keep a record with all parts receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work performed. See Maintenance Record on page 6-17.

  • Page 406

    If this occurs, use a gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher as soon as possible. Otherwise, you could damage the engine. If you are using gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher and you hear heavy knocking, the engine needs service.

  • Page 407

    Also, your dealer/retailer has additives that will help correct and prevent most deposit-related problems. Gasolines containing oxygenates, such as ethers and ethanol, and reformulated gasolines might be available in your area. We recommend that you use these gasolines, if they comply with the specifications described earlier. However, E85 (85% ethanol) and other fuels containing more than 10% ethanol must not be used in vehicles that were not designed for those fuels.

  • Page 408

    At a minimum, E85 should meet ASTM Specification D 5798. By definition, this means that fuel labeled E85 will have an ethanol content between 70% and 85%. Filling the fuel tank with fuel mixtures that do not meet ASTM specifications can affect driveability and could cause the malfunction indicator lamp to come on.

  • Page 409

    Filling the Tank CAUTION: 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 pump island. Turn off the engine when you are refueling.

  • Page 410

    To open the fuel door, push the rearward center edge in and release and it will open. To remove the fuel cap, turn it slowly counterclockwise. The fuel cap has a spring in it; if the cap is released too soon, it will spring back to the right. While refueling, hang the tethered fuel cap from the hook on the fuel door.

  • Page 411

    If the vehicle has a Driver Information Center (DIC), the TIGHTEN GAS CAP message displays if the fuel cap is not properly installed. CAUTION: If a fire starts while you are refueling, do not remove the nozzle. Shut off the flow of fuel by shutting off the pump or by notifying the station attendant.

  • Page 412: Checking Things Under The Hood

    Checking Things Under the Hood CAUTION: An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing, and tools away from any underhood electric fan. 5-12 CAUTION: Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and start a fire.

  • Page 413

    Hood Release To open the hood: 1. Pull the handle with this symbol on it. It is located inside the vehicle to the lower left of the steering wheel. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and locate the secondary hood release, near the center of the grille.

  • Page 414

    Engine Compartment Overview If the vehicle is a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Hybrid manual for more information. When you open the hood on the 5.3L engine (4.8L, 6.0L and 6.2L similar), here is what you will see: 5-14...

  • Page 415

    A. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-20. B. Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap. See Cooling System on page 5-28. C. Remote Positive (+) Terminal. See Jump Starting on page 5-44. D. Battery on page 5-43. E. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See “When to Add Engine Oil” under Engine Oil on page 5-15.

  • Page 416

    When to Add Engine Oil If the oil is below the cross-hatched area at the tip of the dipstick, add at least one quart/liter of the recommended oil. This section explains what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see Capacities and Specifications on page 5-122.

  • Page 417

    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.

  • Page 418

    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.

  • Page 419

    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 ENGINE OIL SOON message coming on, reset the system.

  • Page 420

    Engine Air Cleaner/Filter See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-14 for the location of 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. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 for more information.

  • Page 421

    3. Remove the engine air cleaner/filter from the housing. Care should be taken to dislodge as little dirt as possible. 4. Clean the engine air cleaner/filter sealing surfaces and the housing. 5. Inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/filter. 6. Reinstall the cover and tighten the screws. CAUTION: Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause you or others to be burned.

  • Page 422

    Automatic Transmission Fluid (6-Speed Transmission) When to Check and Change Automatic Transmission Fluid It is usually not necessary to check the transmission fluid level. The only reason for fluid loss is a transmission leak or overheating the transmission. If you suspect a small leak, then use the following checking procedures to check the fluid level.

  • Page 423

    5. Keep the engine running and press the Trip/Fuel button or trip odometer reset stem until TRANS TEMP (Transmission Temperature) displays on the Driver Information Center (DIC). 6. Using the TRANS TEMP reading, determine and perform the appropriate check procedure. If the TRANS TEMP reading is not within the required temperature ranges, allow the vehicle to cool, or operate the vehicle until the appropriate...

  • Page 424

    5. If the fluid level is below the COLD check band, add only enough fluid as necessary to bring the level into the COLD band. It does not take much fluid, generally less than one pint (0.5L). Do not overfill. 6.

  • Page 425

    5. Safe operating level is within the HOT cross hatch band on the dipstick. If the fluid level is not within the HOT band, and the transmission temperature is between 160°F and 200°F (71°C and 93°C), add or drain fluid as necessary to bring the level into the HOT band.

  • Page 426

    How to Check Automatic Transmission Fluid Because this operation can be a little difficult, you may choose to have this done at the dealer/retailer service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here or you could get a false reading on the dipstick. Notice: Too much or too little fluid can damage your transmission.

  • Page 427

    Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these steps: 1. Locate the transmission dipstick handle with this graphic which is located at the rear of the engine compartment, on the passenger side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-14 for more information on location.

  • Page 428

    How to Add Automatic Transmission Fluid Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transmission fluid to use. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-13. Using a funnel, add fluid down the transmission dipstick tube only after checking the transmission fluid while it is hot.

  • Page 429

    CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot.

  • Page 430

    What to Use CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 431

    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 surge tank. If the coolant inside the coolant surge 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, drinkable ®...

  • Page 432

    How to Add Coolant to the Surge Tank CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. Notice: This vehicle has a specific coolant fill procedure.

  • Page 433

    If no coolant is visible in the surge tank, add coolant as follows: 1. You can remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly counterclockwise about one full turn.

  • Page 434

    4. With the coolant surge tank pressure cap off, start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fan. By this time, the coolant level inside the coolant surge tank may be lower.

  • Page 435

    Engine Overheating The vehicle has several indicators to warn of engine overheating. There is a coolant temperature gage on your vehicle’s instrument panel. See Engine Coolant Temperature Gage on page 3-42. In addition, ENGINE OVERHEATED STOP ENGINE, ENGINE OVERHEATED IDLE ENGINE, and a ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED message comes on in the Driver Information Center (DIC) on the instrument panel.

  • Page 436

    If Steam Is Coming From The Engine Compartment CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 437

    If the temperature overheat gage is no longer in the overheat zone or an overheat warning no longer displays, the vehicle can be driven. Continue to drive the vehicle slow for about 10 minutes. Keep a safe vehicle distance from the car in front of you. If the warning does not come back on, continue to drive normally.

  • Page 438

    If the vehicle has electric cooling fans, you may hear the fans spinning at low speed during most everyday driving. The fans may turn off if no cooling is required. Under heavy vehicle loading, trailer towing, and/or high outside temperatures, or if you are operating the air conditioning system, the fans may change to high speed and you may hear an increase in fan noise.

  • Page 439

    What to Use To determine what kind of fluid to use, see Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-13. Always use the proper fluid. Notice: Use of the incorrect fluid may damage the vehicle and the damages may not be covered by the vehicle’s warranty.

  • Page 440

    Brakes Brake Fluid The brake master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT 3 brake fluid. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-14 for the location of the reservoir. There are only two reasons why the brake fluid level in the reservoir might go down: •...

  • Page 441

    Checking Brake Fluid Check brake fluid by looking at the brake fluid reservoir. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-14. The fluid level should be above MIN. If it is not, have the brake hydraulic system checked to see if there is a leak. After work is done on the brake hydraulic system, make sure the level is above the MIN but not over the MAX mark.

  • Page 442

    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.

  • Page 443

    Battery If the vehicle is a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Hybrid manual for more information. This vehicle has a maintenance free battery. When it is time for a new battery, see your dealer/retailer for one that has the replacement number shown on the original battery’s label.

  • Page 444

    Jump Starting If the vehicle is a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Hybrid manual for more information. If the vehicle’s battery (or batteries) has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to use the following steps to do it safely.

  • Page 445

    Notice: If you leave the radio or other accessories on during the jump starting procedure, they could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by the warranty. Always turn off the radio and other accessories when jump starting the vehicle. 3.

  • Page 446

    CAUTION: 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. CAUTION: Using a match near a battery can cause battery gas to explode. People have been hurt doing this, and some have been blinded.

  • Page 447

    Do not connect positive (+) to negative (−) or you will get a short that would damage the battery and maybe other parts too. And do not connect the negative (−) cable to the negative (−) terminal on the dead battery because this can cause sparks. 6.

  • Page 448

    10. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. 11. Try to start the vehicle that had the dead battery. If it will not start after a few tries, it probably needs service. Notice: If the jumper cables are connected or removed in the wrong order, electrical shorting may occur and damage the vehicle.

  • Page 449: Rear Axle

    To disconnect the jumper cables from both vehicles do the following: 1. Disconnect the black negative (−) cable from the vehicle that had the bad battery. 2. Disconnect the black negative (−) cable from the vehicle with the good battery. 3.

  • Page 450

    How to Check Lubricant 1500 Series 5-50 2500 Series To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface. • For all 4.8L, 5.3L 1500 series and all 6.2L all wheel drive 1500 series luxury model applications, the proper level is from 0.04 inch to 0.75 inch (1.0 mm to 19.0 mm) below the bottom of the filler plug hole, located on the rear axle.

  • Page 451: Four-wheel Drive

    • For all 6.0L 1500 series and all 6.2L non-all wheel drive 1500 series luxury model applications, the proper level is from 0.6 inch to 1.6 inches (15 mm to 40 mm) below the bottom of the filler plug hole, located on the rear axle.

  • Page 452: Front Axle

    When to Change Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often to change the lubricant. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4. What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-13.

  • Page 453: Headlamp Aiming

    All except 1500 Series A: Fill Plug B: Drain Plug • When the differential is cold, add enough lubricant to raise the level from 0 (0 mm) to 1/8 inch (3.2 mm) below the filler plug hole. • When the differential is at operating temperature (warm), add enough lubricant to raise the level to the bottom of the filler plug hole.

  • Page 454

    The vehicle should: • Be placed so the headlamps are 25 ft. (7.6 m) from a light colored wall. • Have all four tires on a level surface which is level all the way to the wall. • Be placed so it is perpendicular to the wall. •...

  • Page 455

    4. At a wall measure from the ground upward (A) to the recorded distance from Step 3 and mark it. 5. Draw or tape a horizontal line (B) on the wall or flat surface the width of the vehicle at the height of the mark in Step 4.

  • Page 456: Bulb Replacement

    9. Make sure that the light from the headlamp is positioned at the bottom edge of the horizontal tape line. The lamp on the left (A) shows the correct headlamp aim. The lamp on the right (B) shows the incorrect headlamp aim. 10.

  • Page 457

    Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps If your vehicle is a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Hybrid manual for more information. A. Taillamp/Stoplamp B. Back-up Lamp C. Turn Signal Lamp/Taillamp To replace one of these bulbs: 1. Open the liftgate. See Power Liftgate on page 2-15 for more information.

  • Page 458

    6. Press a new bulb into the bulb socket and insert it into the taillamp assembly. Turn the bulb socket clockwise into the taillamp assembly until it clicks. 7. Reinstall the taillamp assembly. When reinstalling, make sure to line up the pins on the taillamp assembly with the vehicle.

  • Page 459: Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

    Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Windshield wiper blades should be inspected for wear or cracking. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. To replace the wiper blade assembly: 1. Pull the windshield wiper arm connector away from the windshield.

  • Page 460

    Backglass Wiper Blade Replacement 1. Lift the wiper blade assembly up and out of the park rest position. 2. Pull the wiper blade assembly away from the backglass. The backglass wiper blade will not lock in a vertical position, so care should be used when pulling it away from the vehicle.

  • Page 461: Tires

    Tires Your new vehicle comes with high-quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your vehicle Warranty booklet for details. For additional information refer to the tire manufacturer.

  • Page 462

    20-Inch Tires If your vehicle has the optional 20-inch P275/55R20 size tires, they are classified as touring tires and are designed for on road use. The low-profile, wide tread design is not recommended for off-road driving. See Off-Road Driving on page 4-13, for additional information.

  • Page 463

    (B) TPC Spec (Tire Performance Criteria Specification) Original equipment tires designed to GM’s specific tire performance criteria have a TPC specification code molded onto the sidewall. GM’s TPC specifications meet or exceed all federal safety guidelines. (C) DOT (Department of Transportation) Department of Transportation (DOT) code indicates that the tire is in compliance with the U.S.

  • Page 464

    Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire (A) Tire Size The tire size code 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. 5-64 (B) TPC Spec (Tire Performance Criteria Specification)

  • Page 465

    (F) Tire Ply Material The type of cord and number of plies in the sidewall and under the tread. (G) Single Tire Maximum Load that can be carried and the maximum pressure needed to support that load when used as a single.

  • Page 466

    Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire (A) Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire States version of a metric tire sizing system. The letters LT as the first two characters in the tire size means a light truck tire engineered to standards set by the U.S. Tire and Rim Association. (B) Tire Width The three-digit number indicates the tire section width in millimeters from sidewall...

  • Page 467

    Tire Terminology and Definitions Air Pressure The amount of air inside the tire pressing outward on each square inch of the tire. Air pressure is expressed in pounds per square inch (psi) or kilopascal (kPa). Accessory Weight This means the combined weight of optional accessories.

  • Page 468

    GAWR RR Gross Axle Weight Rating for the rear axle. See Loading the Vehicle on page 4-33. Intended Outboard Sidewall an asymmetrical tire, that must always face outward when mounted on a vehicle. Kilopascal (kPa) The metric unit for air pressure. Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire light duty trucks and some multipurpose passenger vehicles.

  • Page 469

    Radial Ply Tire A pneumatic tire in which the ply cords that extend to the beads are laid at 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread. A metal support for a tire and upon which the tire beads are seated. Sidewall The portion of a tire between the tread and the bead.

  • Page 470

    Inflation - Tire Pressure If your vehicle is a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Hybrid manual for more information. Tires need the correct amount of air pressure to operate effectively. Notice: Do not let anyone tell you that under-inflation or over-inflation is all right. It is not.

  • Page 471

    How to Check Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check tire pressure. You cannot tell if your tires are properly inflated simply by looking at them. Radial tires may look properly inflated even when they are underinflated. Check the tire’s inflation pressure when the tires are cold.

  • Page 472

    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.

  • Page 473

    Tire Pressure Monitor Operation If your vehicle is a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Hybrid manual for more information. This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS). The TPMS is designed to warn the driver when a low tire pressure condition exists. TPMS sensors are mounted onto each tire and wheel assembly, excluding the spare tire and wheel assembly.

  • Page 474

    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.

  • Page 475

    TPMS Sensor Matching Process Each TPMS sensor has a unique identification code. Any time you rotate your vehicle’s tires or replace one or more of the TPMS sensors, the identification codes will need to be matched to the new tire/wheel position. The sensors are matched to the tire/wheel positions in the following order: driver side front tire, passenger side front tire, passenger side rear tire, and driver...

  • Page 476

    8. Proceed to the driver side rear tire, and repeat the procedure in Step 5. The horn sounds two times to indicate the sensor identification code has been matched to the driver side rear tire, and the TPMS sensor matching process is no longer active. The TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE message on the DIC display screen goes off.

  • Page 477

    Make certain that all wheel nuts are properly tightened. See “Wheel Nut Torque” under Capacities and Specifications on page 5-122. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose after time.

  • Page 478

    You need new tires if any of the following statements are true: • You can see the indicators at three or more places around the tire. • You can see cord or fabric showing through the tire’s rubber. • The tread or sidewall is cracked, cut, or snagged deep enough to show cord or fabric.

  • Page 479

    CAUTION: Mixing tires could cause you to lose control while driving. If you mix tires of different sizes, brands, or types (radial and bias-belted tires), the vehicle might not handle properly, and you could have a crash. Using tires of different sizes, brands, or types could also cause damage to your vehicle.

  • Page 480

    Your vehicle’s original equipment tires are listed on the Tire and Loading Information Label. See Loading the Vehicle on page 4-33, for more information about the Tire and Loading Information Label and its location on your vehicle. Different Size Tires and Wheels If you add wheels or tires that are a different size than your original equipment wheels and tires, this could affect the way your vehicle performs, including its...

  • Page 481

    Uniform Tire Quality Grading Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and maximum section width. For example: Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A The following information relates to the system developed by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which grades tires by treadwear, traction, and temperature performance.

  • Page 482

    Temperature – A, B, C The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure.

  • Page 483

    Your dealer/retailer will know the kind of wheel you need. Each new wheel should have the same load-carrying capacity, diameter, width, offset, and be mounted the same way as the one it replaces. If you need to replace any of your wheels, wheel bolts, wheel nuts, or Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) sensors, replace them only with new GM original equipment parts.

  • Page 484

    Tire Chains If your vehicle is a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Hybrid manual for more information. CAUTION: If your vehicle has P265/65R18 or P275/55R20 size tires, do not use tire chains. They can damage your vehicle because there is not enough clearance. Tire chains used on a vehicle without the proper amount of clearance can cause damage to the brakes, suspension, or other vehicle parts.

  • Page 485

    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.

  • Page 486

    Changing a Flat Tire If your vehicle is a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Hybrid manual for more information. If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on the hazard warning flashers.

  • Page 487

    A. Wheel Block B. Flat Tire The following information explains how to use the jack and change a tire. Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you will need to change a flat tire is stored under the storage tray, which is located on the driver side trim panel (over the rear wheelhouse).

  • Page 488

    2. Remove the wing nut (B) used to retain the tool bag by turning it counterclockwise. 3. Turn the knob (A) on the jack counterclockwise to release the jack and wheel blocks from the bracket. 4. Remove the wheel blocks and the wheel block retainer by turning the wing nut (C) counterclockwise.

  • Page 489

    To access the spare tire, refer to the following graphics and instructions: A. Hoist Assembly G. Tire/Wheel Retainer B. Hoist Shaft H. Spare Tire (Valve C. Hoist Shaft Access Stem Pointed Down) Cover/Hole I. Hoist Shaft D. Jack Handle Access Hole Extensions J.

  • Page 490

    4. Insert the open end of the extension (J) through the hole in the rear bumper (I) (hoist shaft access hole). Be sure the hoist end (J) of the extension (D) connects to the hoist shaft (B). The ribbed square end of the extension is used to lower the spare tire.

  • Page 491

    7. Tilt the tire toward the vehicle with some slack in the cable to access the tire/wheel retainer. Separate the retainer from the guide pin by sliding the retainer up the pin while pressing down on the latch. Once the retainer is separated from the guide pin, tilt the retainer and pull it through the center of the wheel along with the cable and latch.

  • Page 492

    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. Do a safety check before proceeding. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 5-86 for more information. 2. If your vehicle has a center cap that covers the wheel fasteners, place the chisel end of the wheel wrench in the slot on the wheel and gently pry the cap out.

  • Page 493

    Jacking Locations (Overall View) A. Front Position Front Position — 1500 Models B. Rear Position 4. Position the jack under the vehicle as shown. 5-93...

  • Page 494

    Front Position – 2500 Models Rear Position – 1500 Models Front Tire Flat: If the flat tire is on a front tire of the vehicle, you will need to use the jack handle and only one jack handle extension. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack handle extension.

  • Page 495

    Rear Position – All Other Models Rear Tire Flat: If the flat tire is on a rear tire of the vehicle, you will need to use the jack handle (B) and both jack handle extensions (C). Attach the wheel wrench (D) to the jack handle extensions (C). Attach the jack handle (B) to the jack (A).

  • Page 496

    5. Remove all of the 7. Remove any rust or dirt wheel nuts. from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces, and spare wheel. 6. Take off the flat tire. 5-96...

  • Page 497

    CAUTION: 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. When changing a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle.

  • Page 498

    10. Turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise to lower the vehicle. Lower the jack completely. 11. Tighten the nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence as shown by turning the wheel wrench clockwise. CAUTION: Wheel nuts that are improperly or incorrectly tightened can cause the wheels to become loose or come off.

  • Page 499

    Secondary Latch System Your vehicle has an underbody-mounted tire hoist assembly equipped with a secondary latch system. It is designed to stop the spare tire from suddenly falling off your vehicle. For the secondary latch to work, the spare must be installed with the valve stem pointing down. See Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools on page 5-102.

  • Page 500

    4. Repeat this procedure at least two times. If the spare tire lowers to the ground, continue with Step 5 of Removing the Spare Tire and Tools on page 5-87. 5. If the spare does not lower, turn the wrench counterclockwise until approximately 6 inches (15 cm) of cable is exposed.

  • Page 501

    9. Position the center lift point of the jack under the center of the spare tire. 10. Turn the wrench clockwise to raise the jack until it lifts the end fitting. 11. Continue raising the jack until the spare tire stops moving upward and is held firmly in place.

  • Page 502

    Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 503

    1. Put the tire (H) on the ground at the rear of the vehicle with the valve stem pointed down, and to the rear. 2. Tilt the tire toward the vehicle. Separate the tire/wheel retainer (G) from the guide pin. Pull the pin through the center of the wheel.

  • Page 504

    4. Insert the open end of the extension (J) through the hole in the rear bumper (I) (hoist shaft access hole). 5. Raise the tire part way upward. Make sure the retainer is seated in the wheel opening. 6. Raise the tire fully against the underside of the vehicle by turning the wheel wrench clockwise until you hear two clicks or feel it skip twice.

  • Page 505

    To store the tools, do the following: A. Wheel Blocks E. Jack B. Tool Bag with F. Wing Nut Retaining Jack Tools Wheel Blocks C. Retaining Bracket G. Jack Knob D. Wing Nut Retaining Tool Bag 1. Return the tools (wheel wrench, jack handle, and jack handle extensions) to the tool bag (B).

  • Page 506: Appearance Care

    Spare Tire Your vehicle, when new, had a fully-inflated spare tire. A spare tire may lose air over time, so check its inflation pressure regularly. See Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 5-70 and Loading the Vehicle on page 4-33 for information regarding proper tire inflation and loading your vehicle.

  • Page 507

    Lighter colored interiors may require more frequent cleaning. Use care because newspapers and garments that transfer color to home furnishings may also transfer color to the vehicle’s interior. When cleaning the vehicle’s interior, only use cleaners specifically designed for the surfaces being cleaned. Permanent damage may result from using cleaners on surfaces for which they were not intended.

  • Page 508

    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.

  • Page 509

    Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces A soft cloth dampened with water may be used to remove dust. If a more thorough cleaning is necessary, a clean soft cloth dampened with a mild soap solution can be used to gently remove dust and dirt. Never use spot lifters or removers on plastic surfaces.

  • Page 510

    Washing Your Vehicle The best way to preserve the vehicle’s finish is to keep it clean by washing it often. Notice: Certain cleaners contain chemicals that can damage the emblems or nameplates on the vehicle. Check the cleaning product label. If it states that it should not be used on plastic parts, do not use it on the vehicle or damage may occur and it would not be covered by the warranty.

  • Page 511

    Notice: Machine compounding or aggressive polishing on a basecoat/clearcoat paint finish may damage it. Use only non-abrasive waxes and polishes that are made for a basecoat/clearcoat paint finish on the vehicle. Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings, chemicals from industrial chimneys, etc., can damage the vehicle’s finish if they remain on painted surfaces.

  • Page 512

    Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim The vehicle may have either aluminum or chrome-plated wheels. Keep the wheels clean using a soft clean cloth with mild soap and water. Rinse with clean water. After rinsing thoroughly, dry with a soft clean towel. A wax may then be applied.

  • Page 513

    Sheet Metal Damage If the vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Original manufacturer replacement parts will provide the corrosion protection while maintaining the vehicle warranty.

  • Page 514: Vehicle Identification, Electrical System

    Vehicle Identification Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) This is the legal identifier for the vehicle. It appears on a plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver side. It can be seen through the windshield from outside the vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Certification/Tire and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and registration.

  • Page 515

    The vehicle has an airbag system. Before attempting to add anything electrical to the vehicle, see Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-96. Windshield Wiper Fuses The windshield wiper motor is protected by an internal circuit breaker and a fuse. If the motor overheats due to heavy snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the motor cools.

  • Page 516

    Instrument Panel Fuse Block The instrument panel fuse block access door is located on the driver side edge of the instrument panel. Pull off the cover to access the fuse block. 5-116 The vehicle may not use all of the fuses shown. Fuses Rear Seats Rear Accessory Power Outlet...

  • Page 517

    Fuses Usage Driver Door Module Dome Lamps, Driver Side Turn Signal Driver Side Turn Signal, Stoplamp Instrument Panel Back Lighting Passenger Side Turn Signal, Stoplamp Passenger Door Module, Driver Unlock Power Door Lock 2 (Unlock Feature) Power Door Lock 2 (Lock Feature) Stoplamps, Center-High Mounted Stoplamp Rear Climate Controls...

  • Page 518

    Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block The center instrument panel fuse block is located underneath the instrument panel, to the left of the steering column. Top View Harness Connector BODY 2 Body Harness Connector 2 BODY 1 Body Harness Connector 1 BODY 3 Body Harness Connector 3 5-118...

  • Page 519

    Underhood Fuse Block The underhood fuse block is located in the engine compartment, on the driver side of the vehicle. Lift the cover for access to the fuse/relay block. If the vehicle is a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Hybrid manual for more information. Notice: Spilling liquid on any electrical components on the vehicle may damage it.

  • Page 520

    Fuses Trailer Brake Controller Front Washer Oxygen Sensors Antilock Brakes System 2 Trailer Back-up Lamps Driver Side Low-Beam Headlamp Engine Control Module (Battery) Fuel Injectors, Ignition Coils (Right Side) Transmission Control Module (Battery) Vehicle Back-up Lamps Passenger Side Low-Beam Headlamp Air Conditioning Compressor Oxygen Sensors Transmission Controls (Ignition)

  • Page 521

    Fuses Usage Not Used Auxiliary Climate Control (Ignition) Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) Rear Defogger Heated Mirrors SEO B1 Upfitter Usage (Battery) Cigarette Lighter, Auxiliary Power Outlet Automatic Level Control Compressor Relay Climate Controls (Ignition) Engine Control Module, Secondary Fuel Pump (Ignition) J-Case Fuses Usage Cooling Fan 1...

  • Page 522: Capacities And Specifications

    Capacities and Specifications If your vehicle is a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Hybrid manual for more information. The following approximate capacities are given in English and metric conversions. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-13 for more information. Application Air Conditioning Refrigerant R134a Cooling System...

  • Page 523

    Application Fuel Tank Regular Extended 1500 Series Extended 2500 Series Transmission Fluid 4L60-E Electronic Transmission 6L80-E Transmission 6L90-E Transmission Transfer Case Fluid Wheel Nut Torque †Oil filter should be changed at every oil change. All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual.

  • Page 524

    Engine 4.8L V8 5.3L V8 Flexible Fuel with Active Fuel Management™ (Iron Block) 5.3L V8 Flexible Fuel with Active Fuel Management™ (Aluminum Block) 5.3L V8 with Active Fuel Management™ (Iron Block) 6.0L V8 (Iron Block) 6.0L V8 with Active Fuel Management™ (Aluminum Block) 6.2L V8 Flexible Fuel (Aluminum Block)

  • Page 525

    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule ...6-2 Introduction ...6-2 Maintenance Requirements ...6-2 Your Vehicle and the Environment ...6-2 Using the Maintenance Schedule ...6-3 Scheduled Maintenance ...6-4 Additional Required Services ...6-6 Maintenance Footnotes ...6-8 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...6-10 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-10 At Least Once a Month ...6-10 At Least Once a Year ...6-11 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-13...

  • Page 526

    Maintenance Schedule Introduction Important: Keep engine oil at the proper level and change as recommended. Have you purchased the GM Protection Plan? The Plan supplements the vehicle warranties. See the Warranty and Owner Assistance booklet or your dealer/retailer for details. Maintenance Requirements Notice: Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections, replacement parts, and recommended fluids and...

  • Page 527

    Using the Maintenance Schedule We want to help keep this vehicle in good working condition. But we do not know exactly how you will drive it. You might drive very short distances only a few times a week. Or you might drive long distances all the time in very hot, dusty weather.

  • Page 528

    Owner Checks and Services on page 6-10 tells what should be checked, when to check it, and what can easily be done to help keep the vehicle in good condition. The proper replacement parts, fluids, and lubricants to use are listed in Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-13 and Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-15.

  • Page 529

    Change engine oil and filter. See Engine Oil on page 5-15. Reset oil life system. See Engine Oil Life System on page 5-18. An Emission Control Service. Lubricate chassis components. See footnote #. Visually check for any leaks or damage. See footnote (j). Inspect engine air cleaner filter or change indicator (if equipped).

  • Page 530

    Additional Required Services The following services should be performed at the first maintenance service (I or II) after the indicated miles (kilometers) shown for each item. Service and Miles (Kilometers) Inspect fuel system for damage or leaks. Inspect exhaust system for loose or damaged components.

  • Page 531

    Additional Required Services (cont’d) Service and Miles (Kilometers) Four-wheel drive: Change transfer case fluid (normal service). See footnote (g). Inspect evaporative control system. An Emission Control Service. See footnotes † and (k). Replace spark plugs and inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Control Service.

  • Page 532

    Maintenance Footnotes † The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board has determined that the failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion of the vehicle’s useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded.

  • Page 533

    (f) Lubricate all key lock cylinders, hood latch assembly, secondary latch, pivots, spring anchor, release pawl, rear compartment hinges, outer liftgate handle pivot points, rear door detent link, roller mechanism, liftgate handle pivot points, latch bolt, fuel door hinge, cargo door hinge, locks, and folding seat hardware.

  • Page 534

    Owner Checks and Services These owner checks and services should be performed at the intervals specified to help ensure vehicle safety, dependability, and emission control performance. Your dealer/retailer can assist with these checks and services. Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once. Whenever any fluids or lubricants are added to the vehicle, make sure they are the proper ones, as shown in Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-13.

  • Page 535

    At Least Once a Year Starter Switch Check CAUTION: 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.

  • Page 536

    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). •...

  • Page 537

    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.

  • Page 538

    Usage Fluid/Lubricant SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant Rear Axle (GM Part No. U.S. 89021677, in Canada 89021678) meeting GM Specification 9986115. Transfer Case ® DEXRON -VI Automatic (Four-Wheel Transmission Fluid. Drive) Front Axle Propshaft Spline or Spline Lubricant, Special Lubricant One-Piece (GM Part No.

  • Page 539

    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 Standard Filter High Capacity Filter Oil Filter Spark Plugs Wiper Blades Front – 21.6 in (55.0 cm) Rear –...

  • Page 540

    Engine Drive Belt Routing If your vehicle is a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Hybrid manual for more information. 6-16...

  • Page 541

    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. See Maintenance Requirements on page 6-2. Any additional information from Owner Checks and Services on page 6-10 can be added on the following record pages. You should retain all maintenance receipts.

  • Page 542

    Maintenance Record (cont’d) Odometer Maintenance I or Date Serviced By Services Performed Reading Maintenance II 6-18...

  • Page 543

    Maintenance Record (cont’d) Odometer Maintenance I or Date Serviced By Services Performed Reading Maintenance II 6-19...

  • Page 544

    Maintenance Record (cont’d) Odometer Maintenance I or Date Serviced By Services Performed Reading Maintenance II 6-20...

  • Page 545: Customer Assistance Information

    Section 7 Customer Assistance and Information ...7-2 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...7-2 Online Owner Center ...7-5 Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users ...7-6 Customer Assistance Offices ...7-6 GM Mobility Reimbursement Program ...7-7 Roadside Assistance Program ...7-7 Scheduling Service Appointments ...7-10 Courtesy Transportation Program ...7-10 Collision Damage Repair ...7-11 Customer Assistance Information...

  • Page 546: Customer Assistance And Information

    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.

  • Page 547

    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.

  • Page 548

    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.

  • Page 549

    — all in one convenient place. • Digital owner manual, warranty information, and more • Online service and maintenance records • Find Chevrolet dealers for service nationwide • Exclusive privileges and offers • Recall notices for your specific vehicle • ®...

  • Page 550

    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.

  • Page 551

    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...

  • Page 552

    • 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.

  • Page 553

    Services Not Included in Roadside Assistance • Impound towing caused by violation of any laws. • Legal fines. • Mounting, dismounting or changing of snow tires, chains, or other traction devices. • Towing or services for vehicles driven on a non-public road or highway.

  • Page 554

    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.

  • Page 555

    Public Transportation or Fuel Reimbursement If your vehicle requires overnight warranty repairs, and public transportation is used instead of the dealer’s shuttle service, the expense must be supported by original receipts and can only be up to the maximum amount allowed by GM for shuttle service. In addition, for U.S.

  • Page 556

    Collision Parts Genuine GM Collision parts are new parts made with the same materials and construction methods as the parts with which your vehicle was originally built. Genuine GM Collision parts are your best choice to ensure that your vehicle’s designed appearance, durability, and safety are preserved.

  • Page 557

    If a Crash Occurs Here is what to do if you are involved in a crash. • Check to make sure that you are all right. If you are uninjured, make sure that no one else in your vehicle, or the other vehicle, is injured. •...

  • Page 558: Reporting Safety Defects

    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.

  • Page 559

    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...

  • Page 560: Vehicle Data Recording And Privacy

    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.

  • Page 561

    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.

  • Page 562

    ® OnStar If your 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. See also OnStar System on page 2-68 in this manual for more information. Navigation System If your vehicle has a navigation system, use of the system may result in the storage of destinations,...

  • Page 563

    Accessories and Modifications ... 5-3 Accessory Power ... 2-28 Accessory Power Outlets ... 3-20 Active Fuel Management™ ... 2-31 Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment ... 4-39 Additional Required Services, Scheduled Maintenance ... 6-6 Additives, Fuel ... 5-6 Add-On Electrical Equipment ... 5-114 Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal ...

  • Page 564

    Appearance Care (cont.) Washing Your Vehicle ... 5-110 Weatherstrips ... 5-109 Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades ... 5-111 Ashtray ... 3-21 Assistance Program, Roadside ... 7-7 Audio System ... 3-83 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ... 3-138 Navigation/Radio System, see Navigation Manual ...

  • Page 565

    Calibration ... 3-61 California Perchlorate Materials Requirements ... 5-4 Warning ... 5-4 California Fuel ... 5-6 Camera, Rear Vision ... 2-62 Canadian Owners ... iii Capacities and Specifications ... 5-122 Carbon Monoxide ... 2-13, 2-15 Engine Exhaust ... 2-50 Winter Driving ... 4-29 Care of Safety Belts ...

  • Page 566

    Climate Control System ... 3-22 Dual Automatic ... 3-24 Outlet Adjustment ... 3-30 Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System ... 3-31 Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System, Electronic ... 3-32 Clock, Setting ... 3-84 Collision Damage Repair ... 7-11 Compass ... 3-61 Content Theft-Deterrent ...

  • Page 567

    Driving (cont.) Defensive ... 4-2 Drunk ... 4-3 Highway Hypnosis ... 4-27 Hill and Mountain Roads ... 4-28 In Rain and on Wet Roads ... 4-26 Loss of Control ... 4-11 Off-Road ... 4-13 Off-Road Recovery ... 4-11 Recovery Hooks ... 4-32 Rocking Your Vehicle to Get it Out ...

  • Page 568

    Filter Engine Air Cleaner ... 5-20 Finish Damage ... 5-113 Flashers, Hazard Warning ... 3-6 Flash-to-Pass ... 3-8 Flat Tire ... 5-85 Flat Tire, Changing ... 5-86 Flat Tire, Storing ... 5-102 Fluid Automatic Transmission ... 5-22, 5-25 Power Steering ... 5-38 Windshield Washer ...

  • Page 569

    Halogen Bulbs ... 5-56 Hazard Warning Flashers ... 3-6 Head Restraints ... 1-2 Headlamps Aiming ... 5-53 Bulb Replacement ... 5-56 Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) ... 3-16 Exterior Lamps ... 3-14 Flash-to-Pass ... 3-8 High/Low Beam Changer ... 3-8 On Reminder ... 3-15 Heated Seats ...

  • Page 570

    Labeling, Tire Sidewall ... 5-62 Lamps Auxiliary Roof Mounted Lamp ... 3-18 Daytime Running (DRL) ... 3-16 Dome ... 3-18 Dome Lamp Override ... 3-19 License Plate ... 5-58 Malfunction Indicator ... 3-43 Reading ... 3-19 Lap Belt ... 1-52 Lap-Shoulder Belt ...

  • Page 571

    Maintenance Footnotes ... 6-8 Schedule, Additional Required Services ... 6-6 Maintenance Schedule At Each Fuel Fill ... 6-10 At Least Once a Month ... 6-10 At Least Once a Year ... 6-11 Maintenance Record ... 6-17 Maintenance Replacement Parts ... 6-15 Maintenance Requirements ...

  • Page 572

    Object Detection, Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) ... 2-58 Odometer ... 3-36 Trip ... 3-36 Off-Road ... 4-13 Driving ... 4-13 Recovery ... 4-11 Engine ... 5-15 Engine Oil Life System ... 5-18 Pressure Gage ... 3-46 Pressure Light ... 3-48 Older Children, Restraints ...

  • Page 573

    Phone ® Bluetooth ... 3-115 Power Door Locks ... 2-10 Electrical System ... 5-115 Liftgate ... 2-15 Lumbar Controls ... 1-6 Retained Accessory (RAP) ... 2-28 Seat ... 1-5 Steering Fluid ... 5-38 Windows ... 2-20 Power Assist Steps ... 2-18 Pregnancy, Using Safety Belts ...

  • Page 574

    Rear Seat Entertainment System ... 3-127 Rear Side Window Antenna ... 3-140 Rear Storage ... 2-80 Rear Vision Camera (RVC) ... 2-62 Rear Window Washer/Wiper ... 3-11 Rearview Mirrors ... 2-52 Automatic Dimming ... 2-52 Reclining Seatbacks ... 1-10 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ... 6-13 Recovery Hooks ...

  • Page 575

    Seats 60/40 Split Bench Seat ... 1-14 Bucket Seats, Rear ... 1-20 Center Seat ... 1-13 Head Restraints ... 1-2 Heated and Cooled Seats ... 1-8 Heated Seats ... 1-7 Heated Seats - Rear ... 1-14 Manual Lumbar ... 1-6 Memory, Mirrors and Pedals ...

  • Page 576

    Storage Areas (cont.) Luggage Carrier ... 2-79 Rear ... 2-80 Rear Seat Armrest ... 2-80 Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow ... 4-31 Sun Visors ... 2-21 Sunroof ... 2-81 Tachometer ... 3-36 Taillamps Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps ... 5-57 Text Telephone (TTY) Users ...

  • Page 577

    Tires (cont.) Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ... 5-82 Wheel Replacement ... 5-82 When It Is Time for New Tires ... 5-77 Tow/Haul Mode ... 2-38 Tow/Haul Mode Light ... 3-49 Towing Recreational Vehicle ... 4-43 Towing a Trailer ... 4-50 Trailer Recommendations ...

  • Page 578

    Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators ... 3-34 Warnings DIC Warnings and Messages ... 3-64 Hazard Flashers ... 3-6 Safety and Symbols ... iv Wheels Alignment and Tire Balance ... 5-82 Different Size ... 5-80 Replacement ... 5-82 When It Is Time for New Tires ... 5-77 Where to Put the Child Restraint ...

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