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GMC 2006 Envoy Owner Manual

General motors company 2006 automobile owner manuals.

 
2006 GMC Envoy, Envoy XL, Envoy Denali,
and Envoy XL Denali Owner Manual
Seats and Restraint Systems ........................... 1-1
Front Seats
............................................... 1-2
Rear Seats
............................................... 1-9
Safety Belts
............................................. 1-14
Child Restraints
....................................... 1-32
Airbag System
......................................... 1-58
Restraint System Check
Features and Controls ..................................... 2-1
Keys
........................................................ 2-3
Doors and Locks
....................................... 2-8
Windows
................................................. 2-14
Theft-Deterrent Systems
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
Mirrors
.................................................... 2-36
®
OnStar
System
...................................... 2-49
Universal Home Remote System
Storage Areas
......................................... 2-56
Sunroof
.................................................. 2-62
Vehicle Personalization
Instrument Panel ............................................. 3-1
Instrument Panel Overview
Climate Controls
...................................... 3-20
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
............................ 1-73
............................ 2-17
........... 2-19
................ 2-51
............................. 2-62
.......................... 3-4
........ 3-31
Driver Information Center (DIC)
Audio System(s)
....................................... 3-66
Driving Your Vehicle ....................................... 4-1
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
Towing
................................................... 4-50
Service and Appearance Care .......................... 5-1
Service
..................................................... 5-3
Fuel
......................................................... 5-5
Checking Things Under the Hood
Rear Axle
............................................... 5-47
Four-Wheel Drive
..................................... 5-48
Front Axle
............................................... 5-49
Bulb Replacement
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
Tires
...................................................... 5-55
Appearance Care
..................................... 5-92
Vehicle Identification
Electrical System
.................................... 5-102
Capacities and Specifications
Maintenance Schedule ..................................... 6-1
Maintenance Schedule
Customer Assistance and Information .............. 7-1
Customer Assistance and Information
Reporting Safety Defects
Index ................................................................ 1
M
.................. 3-50
............... 5-10
.................................... 5-50
......... 5-53
............................... 5-101
................... 5-119
................................ 6-2
........... 7-2
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    2006 GMC Envoy, Envoy XL, Envoy Denali, and Envoy XL Denali Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ... 1-1 Front Seats ... 1-2 Rear Seats ... 1-9 Safety Belts ... 1-14 Child Restraints ... 1-32 Airbag System ... 1-58 Restraint System Check ...

  • Page 2

    For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name “General Motors of Canada Limited” for GMC whenever it appears in this manual. Keep this manual in the vehicle, so it will be there if it is needed while you are on the road.

  • Page 3

    Index A good place to quickly locate information about the vehicle is 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 There are a number of safety cautions in this book.

  • Page 4

    Vehicle Damage Warnings Also, in this manual you will find these notices: Notice: These mean there is something that could damage your vehicle. A notice tells about something that can damage the vehicle. Many times, this damage would not be covered by your vehicle’s warranty, and it could be costly.

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    These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle:...

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    NOTES...

  • Page 7: Seats And Restraint Systems

    Section 1 Front Seats ...1-2 Manual Seats ...1-2 Power Seats ...1-3 Manual Lumbar ...1-3 Power Lumbar ...1-4 Heated Seats ...1-4 Reclining Seatbacks ...1-5 Head Restraints ...1-8 Rear Seats ...1-9 Rear Seat Operation ...1-9 Safety Belts ...1-14 Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone ...1-14 Questions and Answers About Safety Belts ...1-18 How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ...1-19 Driver Position ...1-19...

  • Page 8: 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 9

    Power Seats If the vehicle has power seats, the controls used to operate them are located on the outboard side of the seats. To adjust the seat, do any of the following: • Move the seat forward or rearward by sliding the horizontal control forward or rearward.

  • Page 10

    Power Lumbar Your vehicle may have power lumbar on the driver’s and front passenger’s seats. The seatback lumbar support can be adjusted by moving the control located on the outboard side of the seat cushions. To increase or decrease support, hold the control forward or rearward.

  • Page 11

    To heat only the seatback, press the vertical button with the heated seatback symbol. An indicator light on the button will come on to designate that only the seatback is being heated. Additional presses will cycle through the heat levels for the seatback only. The feature will shut off automatically when the ignition is turned off.

  • Page 12

    To recline the seatback, do the following: 1. Lift the recline lever. 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 13

    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 14

    Head Restraints Adjust the head restraint so that the top of the restraint is at the same height as the top of the occupant’s head. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. Pull the head restraint up to raise it.

  • Page 15: Rear Seats

    Rear Seats Rear Seat Operation Flip and Fold Second Row Seats (Five-Passenger) Your vehicle may have flip and fold second row seats which provide additional cargo space. To flip and fold the seat(s), do the following: 1. Pull up on the loop located where the seat cushion meets the seatback and flip the seat cushion forward.

  • Page 16

    To return the seat(s) to the original position, do the following: CAUTION: If the 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 seatback to be sure it is locked.

  • Page 17

    Fold and Tumble Second Row Seats (Seven-Passenger) Your vehicle may have a second row 65/35 split bench seat which may be folded and tumbled for access to the third row seats. To fold and tumble the seat(s), do the following: 1.

  • Page 18

    3. Lift the seatback up to return it to the upright position. CAUTION: If the 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 seatback to be sure it is locked.

  • Page 19

    If you are exiting the third row with no assistance, do the following: 1. Pull the handle, located on the center of the second row seatback, up to release the seatback and fold the seatback forward. 2. Pull the back of the seat lever, located on the outboard side of the seat and...

  • Page 20: Safety Belts

    Safety Belts Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. CAUTION: Do not let anyone ride where he or she cannot wear a safety belt properly.

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    In most states and in all Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here is why: They work. You never know if you will be in a crash. If you do have a crash, you do not know if it will be a bad one. A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up, a person would not survive.

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    Put someone on it. 1-16 Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop.

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    The person keeps going until stopped by something. In or the instrument panel... a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... 1-17...

  • Page 24

    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. 1-18 Questions and Answers About Safety Belts...

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    If I am a good driver, and I never drive far from home, why should I wear safety belts? You may be an excellent driver, but if you are in an accident — even one that is not your fault — you and your passengers can be hurt.

  • Page 26

    4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-31. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.

  • Page 27

    What is wrong with this? The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as much protection this way. 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 belt is buckled in the wrong place. 1-22 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 at the pelvic bones.

  • Page 29

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

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    What is wrong with this? The belt is twisted across the body. 1-24 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 to fix it.

  • Page 31

    To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt should go back out of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle.

  • Page 32

    Right Front Passenger Position To learn how to wear the right front passenger’s safety belt properly, see Driver Position on page 1-19. The right front passenger’s safety belt works the same way as the driver’s safety belt — except for one thing.

  • Page 33

    2. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. When the shoulder belt is pulled out all the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again.

  • Page 34

    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. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. To unlatch the belt, push the button on the buckle. 1-28 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides Rear shoulder belt comfort guides may provide added...

  • Page 35

    2. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, place the guide over the belt and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Your comfort guide may have an adjuster to lengthen or shorten the cord.

  • Page 36

    4. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 1-30 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.

  • Page 37

    5. Buckle, position, and release the safety belt as described in Rear Seat Passengers on page 1-26. Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guides, squeeze the belt edges together so that you can take them out of the guides.

  • Page 38: Child Restraints

    Child Restraints Older Children Older children who have outgrown booster seats should wear the vehicle’s safety belts. 1-32 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.

  • Page 39

    CAUTION: Never do this. Here two children are wearing the same belt. The belt can not properly spread the impact forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A belt must be used by only one person at a time. What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt, but the child is so small that the shoulder belt is very close to the child’s face or neck?

  • Page 40

    CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt.

  • Page 41

    CAUTION: People should never hold a baby in their arms while riding in a vehicle. A baby does not weigh much — until a crash. During a crash a baby will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12 lb (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240 lb (110 kg) force on a person’s arms.

  • Page 42

    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 43

    CAUTION: The body structure of a young child is quite unlike that of an adult or older child, for whom the safety belts are designed. 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.

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    A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint. 1-38 A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint for the child’s body with the harness and also sometimes with surfaces such as T-shaped or shelf-like shields.

  • Page 45

    A booster seat (F-G) is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle’s safety belt system. Some booster seats have a shoulder belt positioner, and some high-back booster seats have a five-point harness. A booster seat can also help a child to see out the window.

  • Page 46

    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 vehicle. Make sure the child restraint is properly installed in the vehicle using the vehicle’s safety belt or LATCH system, following the instructions that came with that restraint, and also the instructions in...

  • Page 47

    Securing the Child Within the Child Restraint There are several systems for securing the child within the child restraint. One system, the three-point harness, has straps that come down over each of the infant’s shoulders and buckle together at the crotch. The five-point harness system has two shoulder straps, two hip straps, and a crotch strap.

  • Page 48

    Where to Put the Restraint Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. We recommend that child restraints be secured in a rear seat, including an infant riding in a rear-facing infant seat, a child riding in a forward-facing child seat and an older child riding in a booster seat.

  • Page 49

    Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) Your vehicle has the LATCH system. The LATCH system holds a child restraint during driving or in a crash. This system is designed to make installation of a child restraint easier. The LATCH system uses anchors in the vehicle and attachments on the child restraint that are made for use with the LATCH system Make sure that a LATCH-compatible child restraint...

  • Page 50

    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). 1-44 Top Tether Anchor A top tether (A, C) anchors the top of the child restraint to the vehicle.

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    Your child restraint may have a single tether (A) or a dual tether (C). Either will have a single attachment (B) to secure the top tether to the anchor. Some top tether-equipped child restraints are designed for use with or without the top tether being attached. Others require the top tether always to be attached.

  • Page 52

    For five-passenger vehicles, the labels are located above a flap, at the base of the seatback, in the rear outside seating positions. The anchors are located under the flap. In order to get to the anchors you will need to pull the strap at the center of the seat where the seat cushion meets the seatback.

  • Page 53

    For seven-passenger vehicles, the top tether anchors for each seating position in the second row are located at the bottom rear of the seat cushion. 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 54

    Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System CAUTION: If a LATCH-type child restraint is not attached to anchors, the restraint will not be able to protect the child correctly. In a crash, the child could be seriously injured or killed. Make sure that a LATCH-type child restraint is properly installed using the anchors, or use the vehicle’s safety belts to secure the restraint, following the...

  • Page 55

    CAUTION: Children can be seriously injured or strangled if a shoulder belt is wrapped around their neck and the safety belt continues to tighten. Secure any unused safety belts behind the child restraint so children cannot reach them. Pull the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock, if your vehicle has one, after the child restraint has been installed.

  • Page 56

    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 equipped. Refer to the child restraint instructions and the following steps: 2.1. Find the top tether anchor. 2.2.

  • Page 57

    Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position If your child restraint is equipped with the LATCH system, see Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) on page 1-43. There are no top tether anchors at the third row seating positions (if equipped).

  • Page 58

    4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of 5. To tighten the belt, push down on the child restraint, the retractor to set the lock. 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 59

    6. If your child restraint manufacturer recommends using a top tether, and the position that you are using has a top tether anchor, attach and tighten the top tether to the top tether anchor. Refer to the instructions that came with the child restraint and to Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) on page 1-43.

  • Page 60

    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’s airbag inflates.

  • Page 61

    You will be using the lap-shoulder belt to secure the child restraint in this position. Be sure to follow the instructions that came with the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1.

  • Page 62

    5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of 6. To tighten the belt, push down on the child restraint, the retractor to set the lock. 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 63

    7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. 8. If the airbag is off, the off indicator in the rearview mirror will be lit and stay lit when the key is turned to RUN or START.

  • Page 64: Airbag System

    Airbag System Your vehicle has a frontal airbag for the driver and a frontal airbag for the right front passenger. Your vehicle may also have roof-mounted side impact airbags designed for either side impact or rollover deployment. Roof-mounted side impact airbags are available for the driver and the passenger seated directly behind the driver and for the right front passenger and the passenger seated directly behind that passenger.

  • Page 65

    CAUTION: (Continued) They are not designed to inflate in rollover, rear crashes, or in many side crashes. And, for some unrestrained occupants, frontal airbags may provide less protection in frontal crashes than more forceful airbags have provided in the past. Roof-mounted side impact airbags are designed to inflate in moderate to severe crashes where something hits the side of your...

  • Page 66

    CAUTION: Anyone who is up against, or very close to, any airbag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Airbags plus lap-shoulder belts offer the best protection for adults, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle’s safety belt system nor its airbag system is designed for them.

  • Page 67

    Where Are the Airbags? The driver’s airbag is in the middle of the steering wheel. The right front passenger’s airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger’s side. 1-61...

  • Page 68

    If your vehicle has a roof-mounted airbag for the driver and the person seated directly behind the driver, it is located in the ceiling above the side windows. 1-62 If your vehicle has a roof-mounted airbag for the right front passenger and the person directly behind that passenger, it is located in the ceiling above the side windows.

  • Page 69

    CAUTION: If something is between an occupant and an airbag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force the object into that person causing severe injury or even death. The path of an inflating airbag must be kept clear. Do not put anything between an occupant and an airbag, and do not attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any other...

  • Page 70

    Frontal airbags may inflate at different crash speeds. For example: • If the vehicle hits a stationary object, the airbags could inflate at a different crash speed than if the vehicle hits a moving object. • If the vehicle hits an object that deforms, the airbags could inflate at a different crash speed than if the vehicle hits an object that does not deform.

  • Page 71

    What Makes an Airbag Inflate? In an impact of sufficient severity, the airbag sensing system detects that the vehicle is in a crash. In the case of a “rollover capable” roof-mounted side impact airbag, the sensing system detects that the vehicle is about to roll over.

  • Page 72

    What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates? After a frontal airbag inflates, it quickly deflates, so quickly that some people may not even realize the airbag inflated. Roof-mounted side impact airbags deflate more slowly and may still be at least partially inflated minutes after the vehicle comes to rest.

  • Page 73

    In many crashes severe enough to inflate an airbag, windshields are broken by vehicle deformation. Additional windshield breakage may also occur from the right front passenger airbag. • Airbags are designed to inflate only once. After an airbag inflates, you will need some new parts for your airbag system.

  • Page 74

    The passenger sensing system will turn off the right front passenger’s frontal airbag under certain conditions. The driver’s airbag and the side airbags are not part of the passenger sensing system. The passenger sensing system works with sensors that are part of the right front passenger’s seat and safety belt.

  • Page 75

    The passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the right front passenger’s frontal airbag if: • the right front passenger seat is unoccupied • the system determines that an infant is present in a rear-facing infant seat • the system determines that a small child is present in a forward-facing child restraint •...

  • Page 76

    If a person of adult-size is sitting in the right front passenger’s seat, but the off indicator is lit, it could be because that person is not sitting properly in the seat. If this happens, turn the vehicle off and ask the person to place the seatback in the fully upright position, then sit upright in the seat, centered on the seat cushion, with the person’s legs comfortably extended.

  • Page 77

    Aftermarket equipment, such as seat covers, can affect how well the passenger sensing system operates. You may want to consider not using seat covers or other aftermarket equipment if your vehicle has the passenger sensing system. See Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-72 for more information about modifications that can affect how the system operates.

  • Page 78

    Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle Is there anything I might add to the front or sides of the vehicle that could keep the airbags from working properly? Yes. If you add things that change your vehicle’s frame, bumper system, front end or side sheet metal or height, they may keep the airbag system from working properly.

  • Page 79: Restraint System Check

    Restraint System Check Checking the Restraint Systems Now and then, make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and anchorages are working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job, have it repaired.

  • Page 80

    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 possible.

  • Page 81: Features And Controls

    Section 2 Keys ...2-3 Remote Keyless Entry System ...2-5 Remote Keyless Entry System Operation ...2-6 Doors and Locks ...2-8 Door Locks ...2-8 Power Door Locks ...2-9 Delayed Locking ...2-9 Programmable Automatic Door Locks ...2-10 Rear Door Security Locks ...2-12 Lockout Protection ...2-12 Liftgate/Liftglass ...2-13 Windows ...2-14 Power Windows ...2-15...

  • Page 82

    Section 2 ® OnStar System ...2-49 Universal Home Remote System ...2-51 Universal Home Remote System Operation ...2-52 Storage Areas ...2-56 Glove Box ...2-56 Overhead Console ...2-56 Center Console Storage Area ...2-56 Luggage Carrier ...2-57 Features and Controls Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover ...2-58 Rear Floor Storage Lid ...2-60 Convenience Net ...2-60 Cargo Cover ...2-61...

  • Page 83: Keys

    Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. The children or others could be badly injured or even killed.

  • Page 84

    This vehicle has one double-sided key for the ignition and door lock. It will fit with either side up. When a new vehicle is delivered, the dealer provides the owner with a pair of identical keys and a key code number. The key code number tells your dealer or a qualified locksmith how to make extra keys.

  • Page 85

    Remote Keyless Entry System Your keyless entry 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 86

    Remote Keyless Entry System Operation If your vehicle has this feature, you can lock and unlock your doors from about 3 feet (1 m) up to 30 feet (9 m) away using the remote keyless entry transmitter supplied with your vehicle. (Unlock): Press unlock for the driver’s door to unlock automatically, the...

  • Page 87

    Battery Replacement Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about two years. You can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter will not work at the normal range in any location. If you have to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it’s probably time to change the battery.

  • Page 88: 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. You increase the chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash if the doors are not locked.

  • Page 89

    Power Door Locks The power door lock switches are located on the driver’s and front passenger’s door armrests. Press the lock symbol to lock all of the doors. To unlock the doors, press the other side of the switch. Delayed Locking This feature delays the locking of the doors and the liftgate when using the power lock or the remote keyless entry system.

  • Page 90

    Programmable Automatic Door Locks Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic lock/unlock feature which enables you to program your vehicle’s power door locks. You can program this feature through the Driver Information Center (DIC), or by the following method. Programmable Locking Feature The following is the list of available programming options: Mode 1: All doors lock when the transmission is shifted into gear.

  • Page 91

    Programmable Unlocking Feature The following is the list of available programming options: Mode 1: Driver’s door unlocks when the transmission is shifted into PARK (P). Mode 2: All doors unlock when the transmission is shifted into PARK (P). Mode 3: All doors unlock when the key is removed from the ignition.

  • Page 92

    Rear Door Security Locks Your vehicle may have this feature. You can lock the rear doors so they cannot be opened from the inside by passengers. To use one of these locks do the following: 1. Open one of the rear doors. You will find a security lock lever located on the inside edge of each rear door.

  • Page 93

    Liftgate/Liftglass CAUTION: It can be dangerous to drive with the liftgate or liftglass 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 liftgate open or if electrical wiring or other cable connections must pass through the seal between the body and the...

  • Page 94: 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 95

    Power Windows The controls for the power windows are located on the armrest on each of the side doors. With power windows, the switches operate the windows when the ignition is in RUN, ACCESSORY or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 2-20.

  • Page 96

    Power Rear Quarter Windows Your vehicle may have power rear quarter windows. The switches that operate the windows are located on the overhead console. These switches allow the driver to open and close each third row seat window separately. (Driver’s Quarter Glass): Press the button downward to open or upward to close the drivers side (left) quarter glass for the third row seat.

  • Page 97: Theft-deterrent Systems

    Theft-Deterrent Systems Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities. Although your vehicle has a number of theft-deterrent features, we know that nothing we put on it can make it impossible to steal. Content Theft-Deterrent Your vehicle may be equipped with a content theft-deterrent alarm system.

  • Page 98

    Testing the Alarm The alarm can be tested by following these steps: 1. From inside the vehicle, lower the driver’s window and open the driver’s door. 2. Activate the system by locking the doors with the power door lock switch while the door is open, or with the remote keyless entry transmitter.

  • Page 99

    Starting and Operating Your Vehicle New Vehicle Break-In Notice: Your 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 100

    B (ACCESSORY): This position lets you use things like the radio and the windshield wipers when the engine is off. Notice: Lengthy operation of features such as the radio in the accessory ignition position may drain the battery and prevent your vehicle from starting.

  • Page 101

    Notice: Holding your key in START for longer than 15 seconds at a time will cause your battery to be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can damage your starter motor. Wait about 15 seconds between each try to help avoid draining your battery or damaging your starter.

  • Page 102

    Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal If your vehicle has this feature, you can change the position of the throttle and brake pedals. This feature is designed for shorter drivers, since the pedals cannot move farther away from the standard position, but can move closer for better pedal reach.

  • Page 103

    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. If the cord will not reach, use a heavy-duty three-prong extension cord rated for at least 15 amps.

  • Page 104

    Automatic Transmission Operation There are several different positions for your gear shift lever. PARK (P): This position locks the rear wheels. It is the best position to use when you start the engine because your vehicle cannot move easily. 2-24 CAUTION: It is dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the...

  • Page 105

    CAUTION: If you have four-wheel drive, your vehicle will be free to roll — even if your shift lever is in PARK (P) — if your transfer case is in NEUTRAL. So, be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear —...

  • Page 106

    Notice: Shifting out of PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N) with the engine running at high speed may damage the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Be sure the engine is not running at high speed when shifting your vehicle. DRIVE (D): This position is for normal driving.

  • Page 107

    Four-Wheel Drive If your vehicle has four-wheel drive, the engine’s driving power can be sent to all four wheels for extra traction. To get the most satisfaction out of four-wheel drive, you must be familiar with its operation. Read the part that follows before using four-wheel drive.

  • Page 108

    2HI, 2 (Two-Wheel High): This setting is for driving in most street and highway situations. Your front axle is not engaged in two-wheel drive. It also provides the best fuel economy. A4WD, AUTO (Automatic Four-Wheel Drive): This setting is ideal for use when road conditions are variable.

  • Page 109

    If the service Four-Wheel Drive Warning Light on the instrument panel cluster stays on, you should take your vehicle to your dealer for service. See Service Four-Wheel Drive Warning Light on page 3-48 for further information. Shifting Into Four-Wheel High or Automatic Four-Wheel Drive Turn the knob to Four-Wheel High or Automatic Four-Wheel Drive.

  • Page 110

    Shifting into NEUTRAL Before shifting the transfer case to NEUTRAL, first make sure the vehicle is parked so that it will not roll. 1. Set the parking brake. 2. Start the vehicle. 3. Put the transmission in NEUTRAL (N). 4. Shift the transfer case to Two-Wheel High. 5.

  • Page 111

    Parking Brake To set the parking brake, hold the regular brake pedal down with your foot and pull up on the parking brake lever located between the seats. If the ignition is on, the brake system warning light on the instrument panel cluster will come on.

  • Page 112

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

  • Page 113

    Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running CAUTION: It can be dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. If you have four-wheel drive, your vehicle will be free to roll –...

  • Page 114

    Parking Over Things That Burn CAUTION: Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Do not park over papers, leaves, dry grass, or other things that can burn. 2-34 Engine Exhaust CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you cannot see or smell.

  • Page 115

    Running the Engine 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 the engine with the climate control system off could allow dangerous exhaust into your vehicle.

  • Page 116

    CAUTION: If your vehicle has four-wheel drive, it will be free to roll — even if the shift lever is in PARK (P) — if the transfer case is in NEUTRAL. So be sure the transfer case is in a drive gear —...

  • Page 117

    Mirror Operation While sitting in a comfortable driving position, adjust the rearview mirror so you can see clearly behind your vehicle. Grip it in the center to move it up or down and side to side. The day/night control, located at the bottom of the mirror, adjusts the mirror to reduce headlamp glare from behind during evening or dark conditions.

  • Page 118

    Compass Calibration When on, the compass automatically calibrates as the vehicle is driven. If, after two seconds, the display does not show a compass direction, N for North, for example, there may be a strong magnetic field interfering with the compass. Such interference may be caused by a magnetic antenna mount, magnetic note pad holder, or a similar magnetic item.

  • Page 119

    Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror ® with OnStar and Compass Your vehicle may have an automatic-dimming rearview mirror with a compass and the OnStar There are three additional buttons for the OnStar system. See your dealer for more information on the system and how to subscribe to OnStar System on page 2-49 for more information about the ®...

  • Page 120

    To adjust for compass variance, do the following: 1. Find your current location and variance zone number on the map. 2. Press and hold the on/off button for six seconds. Release the button when ZONE is displayed. The number shown is the current zone number. 3.

  • Page 121

    Temperature and Compass Display Press the on/off button, located to the far left, briefly to turn the compass/temperature display on or off. If the display reads CAL, you will need to calibrate the compass. For more information on calibration, see below. To adjust between Fahrenheit and Celsius do the following: 1.

  • Page 122

    To adjust for compass variance do the following: 1. Find your current location and variance zone number on the following zone map. 2. Press and hold the on/off button until a Z and a zone number appear in the display. The compass is now in zone mode.

  • Page 123

    Cleaning the Mirror When cleaning the mirror, use a paper towel or similar material dampened with glass cleaner. Do not spray glass cleaner directly on the mirror as that may cause the liquid cleaner to enter the mirror housing. Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass Your vehicle may have an automatic-dimming rearview mirror with a compass.

  • Page 124

    To adjust for compass variance, do the following: 1. Find your current location and variance zone number on the map. 2. Press and hold the on/off button for six seconds. Release the button when ZONE is displayed. The number shown is the current zone number. 3.

  • Page 125

    Temperature Display The temperature can be displayed by pressing the TEMP button. Pressing the TEMP button once briefly, will toggle the temperature reading on and off. To alternate the temperature reading between Fahrenheit and Celsius, press and hold the TEMP button for approximately four seconds until the display blinks F and C.

  • Page 126

    In order to calibrate, CAL must be displayed in the mirror compass windows. If CAL is not displayed, push in the COMP button for approximately eight seconds or until CAL is displayed. The compass can be calibrated by driving the vehicle in circles at 5 mph (8 km/h) or less until the display reads a direction.

  • Page 127

    Passenger Airbag Indicator The mirror may be equipped with a passenger airbag indicator on the mirror glass, just above the buttons. If the vehicle has this feature the mirror will display the word ON, or an airbag symbol in Canada, when the passenger airbag is enabled.

  • Page 128

    Outside Curb View Assist Mirror If the vehicle has this feature, the passenger’s outside mirror will adjust to a preset tilt position while the vehicle is in REVERSE (R) gear. Curb view assist may be useful when you are parallel parking. The mirror will return to normal position when the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (R) gear.

  • Page 129

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

  • Page 130

    Directions & Connections • All Safe & Sound Plan Services • Driving Directions • RideAssist • Information and Convenience Services ® OnStar Hands-Free Calling ® OnStar Hands-Free Calling allows OnStar to make and receive calls using voice commands at the touch of a button. Hands-Free Calling is fully integrated into the vehicle, and may be used with Pre-Paid Packages or linked to a cell phone through ®...

  • Page 131

    Universal Home Remote System The Universal Home Remote System, a combined universal transmitter and receiver, provides a way to replace up to three hand-held transmitters used to activate devices such as gate operators, garage door openers, entry door locks, security systems, and home lighting.

  • Page 132

    Universal Home Remote System Operation Do not use the Universal Home Remote with any garage door opener that does not have the stop and reverse feature. This includes any garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982. If you have a newer garage door opener with rolling codes, please be sure to follow Steps 6 through 8 to complete the programming of your Universal Home Remote...

  • Page 133

    Programming Universal Home Remote Follow these steps to program up to three channels: 1. Press and hold down the two outside Universal Home Remote buttons, releasing only when the Universal Home Remote indicator light begins to flash, after 20 seconds. Do not hold down the buttons for longer than 30 seconds and do not repeat this step to program a second and/or third hand-held transmitter to the remaining two Universal...

  • Page 134

    7. Firmly press and release the “Learn” or “Smart” button. The name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer. You will have 30 seconds to start Step 8. 8. Return to the vehicle. Firmly press and hold the programmed Universal Home Remote button for two seconds, then release.

  • Page 135

    Using Universal Home Remote Press and hold the appropriate Universal Home Remote button for at least half of a second. The indicator light will come on while the signal is being transmitted. Erasing Universal Home Remote Buttons To erase programming from the three Universal Home Remote buttons do the following: 1.

  • Page 136

    Storage Areas Glove Box Open the glove box by pulling up on the handle. Overhead Console Your vehicle may have this feature. The overhead console may include reading lamps, a Universal Home Remote and a sunroof switch. See Sunroof on page 2-62 and Universal Home Remote System on page 2-51 for more information.

  • Page 137

    Luggage Carrier CAUTION: If you try to carry something on top of your vehicle that is longer or wider than the luggage carrier — like paneling, plywood, a mattress and so forth — the wind can catch it as you drive along.

  • Page 138

    Rear Compartment Storage Panel/Cover Upper Position Your vehicle may have this feature. This upper panel position can be used as a cargo shade. Insert the front corners of the panel into the top guides and slide the panel forward. Press down on the back of the panel to lock it in place.

  • Page 139

    Lower Position The panel can be stored in the lower position with either side up. Insert the front corners of the panel into the lower guides and slide the panel forward. Press down on the back of the panel to lock it in place. Notice: Loading objects that weigh over 200 lbs (90 kg) onto the panel may cause damage.

  • Page 140

    Rear Floor Storage Lid CAUTION: If any removable convenience item is not secured properly, it can move around in a collision or sudden stop. People in the vehicle could be injured. Be sure to secure any such item properly. Your vehicle has a rear cargo area with a removable storage lid.

  • Page 141

    Cargo Cover If your vehicle has a cargo cover, you can use it to cover items in the cargo area of your vehicle. To install the cargo cover, do the following: 1. Align the endcap with the pocket in the trim panel located behind the rear seat.

  • Page 142: Sunroof, Vehicle Personalization

    Sunroof The vehicle may be equipped with a power sliding sunroof. To open or close the sunroof, the ignition must be on or accessory, or Retained Accessory Power (RAP) must be active. See Retained Accessory Power (RAP) on page 2-20. Press and release the back of the control in the overhead console to...

  • Page 143

    To store the memory settings, do the following: 1. Adjust the driver’s seat, including the seatback recliner and lumbar, both of the outside mirrors, and the adjustable pedals, if equipped, to the desired position. See Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal on page 2-22 for more information.

  • Page 144

    Easy Exit Seat The control for the easy exit seat function is located on the driver’s door below the memory buttons 1 and 2. The easy exit seat button is used to program and recall the desired driver’s seat position when exiting or entering the vehicle.

  • Page 145: Instrument Panel

    Section 3 Instrument Panel Overview ...3-4 Hazard Warning Flashers ...3-6 Other Warning Devices ...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™ Wipers ...3-9 Windshield Washer ...3-10 Rear Window Wiper/Washer ...3-10 Headlamp Washer ...3-11...

  • Page 146

    Section 3 Engine Coolant Temperature Gage ...3-41 Malfunction Indicator Lamp ...3-42 Oil Pressure Gage ...3-45 Change Engine Oil Light ...3-46 Security Light ...3-46 Cruise Control Light ...3-47 Reduced Engine Power Light ...3-47 Highbeam On Light ...3-47 Service Four-Wheel Drive Warning Light ...3-48 Check Gages Warning Light ...3-48 Gate Ajar Light ...3-48 Fuel Gage ...3-49...

  • Page 147

    NOTES...

  • Page 148: Instrument Panel Overview

    Instrument Panel Overview...

  • Page 149

    The main components of your instrument panel are the following: A. Exterior Lamp Control. See Headlamps on page 3-14. Dome Lamp Override Button. See Dome Lamp Override on page 3-18. Instrument Panel Brightness Control. See Instrument Panel Brightness on page 3-17. Fog Lamp Button (If Equipped). See Fog Lamps on page 3-17.

  • Page 150

    Hazard Warning Flashers The hazard warning flashers warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. The hazard warning flasher button is located on top of the steering column.

  • Page 151

    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 • Flash-to-Pass Feature • Windshield Wipers • Windshield Washer • Cruise Control Turn and Lane-Change Signals The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two downward (for left) positions.

  • Page 152

    If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help avoid an accident. If the arrows don’t go on at all when you signal a turn, check the fuse. See Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page 5-103 and check for burned-out bulbs. If you have a trailer towing option with added wiring for the trailer lamps, a turn signal flasher is used.

  • Page 153

    Windshield Wipers (Mist): For a single wiping cycle, turn the band to mist. Hold it there until the wipers start. Then let go. The wipers will stop after one wipe. If you want more wipes, hold the band on mist longer. (Off): To stop the wipers, move the band to off.

  • Page 154

    Windshield Washer (Windshield Washer): To spray washer fluid on the windshield, press the windshield washer paddle. The wipers will clear the window and then either stop or return to your preset speed. CAUTION: In freezing weather, do not use your washer until the windshield is warmed.

  • Page 155

    Headlamp Washer Your vehicle may be equipped with a headlamp washer system. The button to operate this feature is located on the instrument panel and functions separately from your other washer systems. To wash your headlamps, press the headlamp washer button briefly and release to activate the system.

  • Page 156

    With cruise control, you can maintain a speed of about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more without keeping your foot on the accelerator. This can really help on long trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below about 25 mph (40 km/h). If you apply your brakes, the cruise control will shut off.

  • Page 157

    Some vehicles have a cruise light on the instrument panel cluster that will come on when the cruise control is engaged. Resuming a Set Speed Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control.

  • Page 158

    Using Cruise Control on Hills How well your cruise control will work on hills depends upon your speed, load and the steepness of the hills. When going up steep hills, you may want to step on the accelerator pedal to maintain your speed. When going downhill, you may have to brake or shift to a lower gear to keep your speed down.

  • Page 159

    (Parking Lamps): Turn the knob to this symbol to manually turn on the following: • Parking Lamps • Sidemarker Lamps • Taillamps • License Plate Lamps • Instrument Panel Lights (Headlamps): Turn the knob to this symbol to turn on all the lamps listed as well as the headlamps. Headlamps on Reminder A reminder tone will sound when your headlamps or parking lamps are manually turned on, the driver’s door...

  • Page 160

    Automatic Headlamp System When it is dark enough outside, your Automatic Headlamp System will turn on your headlamps at the normal brightness along with other lamps such as the taillamps, sidemarker, parking lamps and the instrument panel lights. The radio lights will also be on. Your vehicle is equipped with a light sensor on the top of the instrument panel.

  • Page 161

    Fog Lamps Your vehicle may have this feature. Use your fog lamps for better vision in foggy or misty conditions. Your ignition must be in RUN for your fog lamps to work. The fog lamp button is located on the instrument panel to the right of the exterior lamps knob.

  • Page 162

    Dome Lamp Override The dome override button is located below the exterior lamps knob. To turn the dome lamps off, press the button. The dome lamps will remain off when a door is open. This will override the illuminated entry feature unless you use your keyless entry transmitter to unlock the vehicle.

  • Page 163

    Battery Run-Down Protection This feature shuts off the dome, courtesy and vanity if they are left on for more than 20 minutes when the ignition is off. This will keep your battery from running down. If the battery run-down protection shuts off the interior lamps, it may be necessary to do one of the following to return to normal operation: •...

  • Page 164: Climate Controls

    Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter Your vehicle may have this feature. The ashtray is removable and fits into the front cupholder. Notice: If you put papers, pins, or other flammable items in the ashtray, hot cigarettes or other smoking materials could ignite them and possibly damage your vehicle.

  • Page 165

    To change the current mode, select one of the following: (Vent): This mode directs air to the instrument panel outlets. (Bi-Level): This mode directs about half of the air to the instrument panel outlets; then directs most of the remaining air to the floor outlets. A little air is directed toward the windshield and the side window outlets.

  • Page 166

    Defogging and Defrosting Fog on the inside of windows is a result of high humidity (moisture) condensing on the cool window glass. This can be minimized if the climate control system is used properly. There are two modes to choose from to clear fog or frost from your windshield.

  • Page 167

    Dual Automatic Climate Control System Your vehicle may have the dual automatic climate control system. With this system you can control the heating, cooling and ventilation for your vehicle. When your vehicle is first started and the climate control system is on, or if the climate control system has been turned on, the display will show the driver’s temperature setting for five seconds.

  • Page 168

    Driver’s Side Temperature Knob: Turn this knob clockwise or counterclockwise to manually raise or lower the temperature on the driver’s side of the vehicle. The display will show the temperature setting decreasing or increasing and an arrow pointing toward the driver. This knob can also adjust the passenger’s side temperature setting simultaneously if the two zones are linked.

  • Page 169

    Manual Operation To change the current setting, select one of the following: (Fan): This button allows you to manually adjust the fan speed. Press the up arrow to increase fan speed and the down arrow to decrease fan speed. The display will change to show you the selected fan speed and the driver’s side temperature setting for five seconds.

  • Page 170

    A/C (Air Conditioning): Press this button to manually turn the air conditioning system on or off. When the system is on, the system will automatically begin to cool and dehumidify the air inside of your vehicle. The air conditioning symbol will appear on the display when the air conditioning is on and will turn off when the air conditioning is off.

  • Page 171

    Rear Window Defogger The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window. < (Rear): Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off. An indicator light in the button will come on to let you know that the rear window defogger is activated.

  • Page 172

    Rear Climate Control System Regular Wheelbase Your vehicle has one of the following rear climate control systems. With either of these systems, the rear climate controls will be disabled when the front climate control system is in defrost. This occurs to provide maximum airflow to clear the windshield.

  • Page 173

    If your vehicle has the rear seat audio system, the lower buttons are used to adjust the rear seat climate control system. The temperature of the air coming through the rear outlets is determined by the front passenger’s temperature setting. (On/Off): Press this button to turn the rear climate controls on or off.

  • Page 174

    Turn the knobs on the control panel to choose a fan speed, temperature and direction of airflow. (Panel): Selecting panel mode will deliver air to the four headliner outlets. (Bi-level): Selecting bi-level mode will deliver warmer air to the second seat side floor outlets, the third seat floor outlet, and cooler air to the headliner outlets.

  • Page 175

    z \ y (Mode): Press this button to change the direction of airflow (panel, bi-level or floor) to the rear seat area. z b y (Temperature): Press this button to increase and decrease the temperature setting. Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators This part describes the warning lights and gages that may be on your vehicle.

  • Page 176

    Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You will know how fast you are going, about how much fuel you have used, and many other things you will need to know to drive safely and economically.

  • Page 177

    Speedometer and Odometer Your speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h). Your odometer shows how far your vehicle has been driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada). The odometer mileage can be checked without the vehicle running.

  • Page 178

    Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will sound for several seconds to remind you and your passengers to buckle your safety belts. The driver safety belt light will also come on and stay on for several seconds, then it will flash for several more.

  • Page 179

    Airbag Readiness Light There is an airbag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the airbag symbol. The system checks the airbag’s electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the airbag sensors, the airbag modules, the wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic module.

  • Page 180

    Passenger Airbag Status Indicator Your vehicle has the passenger sensing system, Your rearview mirror has a passenger airbag status indicator. Passenger Airbag Status Indicator – United States Passenger Airbag Status Indicator – Canada When the ignition key is turned to RUN or START, the passenger airbag status indicator will light ON and OFF, or the symbol for on and off, for several seconds as a system check.

  • Page 181

    Your vehicle has a rear seat that will accommodate a rear-facing child restraint. 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.

  • Page 182

    Charging System Light The charging system light will come on briefly when you turn on the ignition, but the engine is not running, as a check to show you it is working. It should go out once the engine is running. If it stays on, or comes on while you are driving, you may have a problem with the charging system.

  • Page 183

    You can only drive for a short time with the reading in either warning zone. If you must drive, turn off all unnecessary accessories. Readings in either warning zone indicate a possible problem in the electrical system. Have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible.

  • Page 184

    Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light With the anti-lock brake system, this light will come on when you start your engine and may stay on for several seconds, that is normal. A chime may also sound when the light comes on. If the light stays on, or comes on when you are driving, your vehicle needs service.

  • Page 185

    ® StabiliTrak Indicator Light This warning light should come on briefly when the engine is started. During most driving conditions, this light will not come ® on. If the StabiliTrak System is actively controlling the stability and/or traction of the vehicle, this light will blink.

  • Page 186

    Malfunction Indicator Lamp Check Engine Light Your vehicle has a computer which monitors operation of the fuel, ignition, and emission control systems. This system is called OBD II (On-Board Diagnostics-Second Generation) and is intended to assure that emissions are at acceptable levels for the life of the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment.

  • Page 187

    If the Light is Flashing The following may prevent more serious damage to your vehicle: • Reducing vehicle speed • Avoiding hard accelerations • Avoiding steep uphill grades • If you are towing a trailer, reduce the amount of cargo being hauled as soon as it is possible If the light stops flashing and remains on steady, see “If the Light Is On Steady”...

  • Page 188

    Have you recently changed brands of fuel? If so, be sure to fuel your vehicle with quality fuel. See Gasoline Octane on page 5-5. Poor fuel quality will cause your engine not to run as efficiently as designed. You may notice this as stalling after start-up, stalling when you put the vehicle into gear, misfiring, hesitation on acceleration, or stumbling on acceleration.

  • Page 189: Maintenance Schedule

    Oil Pressure Gage United States The oil pressure gage shows the engine oil pressure in psi (pounds per square inch) when the engine is running. Canadian vehicles indicate pressure in kPa (kilopascals). CAUTION: Do not keep driving if the oil pressure is low. If you do, your engine can become so hot that it catches fire.

  • Page 190

    Change Engine Oil Light If equipped and this light comes on, it means that an oil change and other maintenance procedures are required for your vehicle. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 and Engine Oil on page 5-16 for more information. Once the engine oil has been changed, the change engine oil light must be reset.

  • Page 191

    Cruise Control Light If equipped, the cruise control light appears whenever you set your cruise control. See Cruise Control on page 3-11 for more information. Reduced Engine Power Light This light is displayed when a noticeable reduction in the vehicle’s performance may occur.

  • Page 192

    Service Four-Wheel Drive Warning Light This light should come on briefly when you turn on the ignition, as a check to show you it is working. The service four-wheel drive light comes on to indicate that there may be a problem with the drive system and service is required.

  • Page 193

    Fuel Gage United States When the ignition is on, the fuel gage tells you about how much fuel you have remaining. Here are four things that some owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: •...

  • Page 194

    Driver Information Center (DIC) Your vehicle may have this feature. The Driver Information Center (DIC) display is located on the instrument panel cluster, below the speedometer. If your vehicle has DIC buttons, they are located on the steering wheel. The DIC can display information such as the trip odometer, fuel economy, customization features, and warning/status messages.

  • Page 195

    DIC Operation and Displays The DIC comes on when the ignition is on. After a short delay the DIC will display the information that was last displayed before the engine was turned off. If a problem is detected, a warning message will appear on the display.

  • Page 196

    You can also reset the TRIP A or TRIP B while they are displayed by pressing the reset stem on the cluster. If you press and hold the reset stem or the select button for four seconds, the display will show the distance traveled since the last ignition cycle for TRIP A or TRIP B.

  • Page 197

    Average Fuel Economy: Press the fuel information button until AVG. ECON appears on the display. This mode shows how many miles per gallon (MPG), liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km), or kilometers per liter (km/L) your vehicle is getting based on current and past driving conditions.

  • Page 198

    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. More than one message may appear at one time.

  • Page 199

    CHECK WASHER FLUID If the washer fluid level is low, this message will appear on the DIC. Adding washer fluid to the windshield washer fluid reservoir will clear the message. See Windshield Washer Fluid on page 5-37. Press the select button to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

  • Page 200

    ICE POSSIBLE If the outside temperature reaches a level where ice could form on the roadway, this message may appear on the DIC. If the temperature rises to a safe level, the message will clear. Press the select button to acknowledge this message and clear it from the DIC display.

  • Page 201

    REAR ACCESS OPEN If the liftgate or liftglass is open while the ignition is in RUN, this message will appear on the DIC and you will hear a chime. Turn off the vehicle and check the liftgate and liftglass. See Liftgate/Liftglass on page 2-13. Restart the vehicle and check for the message on the DIC display.

  • Page 202

    STABILITRAK ACTIVE The STABILITRAK ACTIVE message will be displayed anytime the system activates to maintain vehicle stability. Any combination of engine speed management, brake traction control, and stability control will display the STABILITRAK ACTIVE message on the DIC. STABILITRAK NOT READY The STABILITRAK NOT READY message may be displayed if driving conditions delay system initialization.

  • Page 203

    TIGHTEN FUEL CAP If the vehicle’s fuel cap is not tightened properly, this message may appear on the DIC and a chime will sound. Fully reinstall the fuel cap. See Filling the Tank on page 5-8. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or improperly installed.

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    DIC Vehicle Customization Your vehicle may have customization capabilities that allow you to program some features to one setting based on your preference. All of the customizable options listed may not be available on your vehicle. Only the options available will be displayed on your Driver Information Center (DIC).

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    Unlock Doors Press the customization button until UNLOCK DOORS: IN PARK appears in the display. To select your preference for automatic unlocking, press the select button while UNLOCK DOORS: IN PARK is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices: UNLOCK DOORS: IN PARK (default): All of the doors will unlock when the vehicle is shifted into PARK (P).

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    Unlock Feedback Press the customization button until UNLOCK FEEDBACK: LAMPS appears in the display. To select your preference for the feedback you will receive when unlocking the vehicle with the remote keyless entry transmitter, press the select button while UNLOCK FEEDBACK: LAMPS is displayed on the DIC.

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    Perimeter Lights Press the customization button until PERIMETER LIGHTS: ON appears in the display. To select your preference for perimeter lighting, press the select button while PERIMETER LIGHTS: ON is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices: PERIMETER LIGHTS: ON (default): The headlamps and back-up lamps will come on for 40 seconds, if...

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    Seat Recall Press the customization button until SEAT RECALL:OFF appears in the display. To select your preference for recall of the driver’s memory seat, mirrors, and adjustable pedals, if equipped, press the select button while SEAT RECALL:OFF is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices: SEAT RECALL: OFF (default): The driver’s memory...

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    Alarm Warning Press the customization button until ALARM WARNING: BOTH appears in the display. To select your preference for alarm warning, press the select button while ALARM WARNING: BOTH is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices: ALARM WARNING: BOTH (default): The headlamps will flash and the horn will chirp when the alarm is...

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    Units Press the customization button until UNITS: U.S. (ENGLISH) appears in the display. To select English or metric, press the select button while UNITS: U.S. (ENGLISH) is displayed on the DIC. Pressing the select button will scroll through the following choices: •...

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    Keeping your mind on the drive is important for safe driving. For more information, see Defensive Driving on page 4-2. Here are some ways in which you can help avoid distraction while driving. While your vehicle is parked: • Familiarize yourself with all of its controls. •...

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    Setting the Time The radio may have a button marked with an H or HR to represent hours and an M or MN to represent minutes. Press and hold the hour button until the correct hour appears on the display. AM or PM will appear on the display for morning or evening hours.

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    Radio Data System (RDS) The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information. With RDS, the radio can do the following: • Seek to stations broadcasting the selected type of programming •...

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    For XM™ (if equipped), press the INFO knob while in XM™ mode to retrieve four different categories of information related to the current song or channel: Artist, Song Title, Category or PTY, Channel Number/Channel Name. To change the default on the display, press the INFO knob until you see the display you want, then press and hold the knob until you hear a beep.

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    Setting Preset Stations Up to 30 stations (six FM1, six FM2, and six AM, six XM1 and six XM2 (if equipped), can be programed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps: 1. Turn the radio on. 2. Press BAND to select FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2.

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    Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) AUDIO: To adjust the balance between the right and the left speakers, push and release the AUDIO knob until BAL appears on the display. Turn the knob to move the sound toward the right or the left speakers. To adjust the fade between the front and the rear speakers, push and release the AUDIO knob until FADE appears on the display.

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    SCAN: Scan the stations within a PTY by performing the following: 1. Press the TYPE button to activate program type select mode. TYPE and the last selected PTY will appear on the display. 2. Turn the TYPE knob or press and release the TYPE button to select a PTY.

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    RDS Messages INFO (Information): If the current station has a message, the information symbol will appear on the display. Press this button to see the message. The message may display the artist, song title, call in phone numbers, etc. If the entire message is not displayed, parts of the message will appear every three seconds.

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    Radio Display Message XL (Explicit Language XL on the radio display, Channels) after the channel name, indicates content with explicit language. Updating Updating encryption code No Signal Loss of signal Loading XM Acquiring channel audio (after 4 second delay) CH Off Air Channel not in service CH Unavail Channel no...

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    Radio Display Message No Info Category Name not available No Info No Text/Informational message available Not Found No channel available for the chosen category XM Locked Theft lock active Radio ID Radio ID label (channel 0) Unknown Radio ID not known (should only be if hardware failure) Chk XMRcvr...

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    Playing a CD Insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in and the CD should begin playing. If you want to insert a CD with the ignition off, first press the eject button or the INFO knob. If the ignition or radio is turned off with the CD in the player, it will stay in the player.

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    1 PREV (Previous): Press this pushbutton to go to the beginning of the current track (if more than eight seconds have played), or to the beginning of the previous track (if less than eight seconds have played). TRACK and the track number will appear on the display.

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    © ¨ SCAN : Press and hold either the SCAN or the TYPE arrows for more than two seconds until SCAN appears on the display and you hear a beep. The radio will go to the next track, play for 10 seconds, then go on to the next track.

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    Radio with CD (MP3) Base Radio Shown, Bose ® If your vehicle has the Bose audio system, your ® vehicle will have six Bose amplified speakers. 3-80 Radio Data System (RDS) The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information.

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    XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States and in Canada (if available). XM™ offers over 100 coast-to-coast channels including music, news, sports, talk, and children’s programming. XM™ provides digital quality audio and text information that includes song title and artist name.

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    Finding a Station BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (if equipped). The display will show the selection. TUNE : Turn this knob to select radio stations. SEEK : Press the right or the left arrow to go to the next or to the previous station and stay there.

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    Setting the Tone (Bass/Midrange/Treble) AUDIO: Push and release the AUDIO knob until BASS, ® MID (without Bose ), or TREB appears on the display. Turn the knob to increase or to decrease. The display will show the bass, midrange (without Bose the treble level.

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    Finding a Program Type (PTY) Station (RDS and XM™) To select and find a desired PTY perform the following: 1. Turn the P-TYPE knob to select a PTY. 2. Once the desired PTY is displayed, press the SEEK TYPE button to select and to take you to the PTY’s first station.

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    INFO (Information): If the current station has a message, the information symbol will appear on the display. Press this button to see the message. The message may display the artist, song title, call in phone numbers, etc. If the entire message is not displayed, parts of the message will appear every three seconds.

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    Radio Display Message XL (Explicit Language XL on the radio display, Channels) after the channel name, indicates content with explicit language. Updating Updating encryption code No Signl Loss of signal Loading Acquiring channel audio (after 4 second delay) Off Air Channel not in service CH Unavl Channel no...

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    Radio Display Message No Info Category Name not available No Info No Text/Informational message available Not Found No channel available for the chosen category XM Lock Theft lock active Radio ID Radio ID label (channel 0) Unknown Radio ID not known (should only be if hardware failure) Check XM...

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    Playing a CD Insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in, and READING will appear on the display. The CD should begin playing. If you want to insert a CD with the ignition off, first press the eject button or the DISPL knob.

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    4 FWD (Forward): Press and hold this pushbutton to advance quickly within a track. Press and hold this pushbutton for less than two seconds to advance at six times the normal playing speed. Press and hold it for more than two seconds to advance at 17 times the normal playing speed.

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    Using an MP3 CD MP3 Format If you burn your own MP3 disc on a personal computer: • Make sure the MP3 files are recorded on a CD-R disc. • Do not mix standard audio and MP3 files on one disc. •...

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    Empty Directory or Folder If a root directory or a folder exists somewhere in the file structure that contains only folders/subfolders and no compressed files directly beneath them, the player will advance to the next folder in the file structure that contains compressed audio files and the empty folder will not be displayed or numbered.

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    File System and Naming The song name that will be displayed will be the song name that is contained in the ID3 tag. If the song name is not present in the ID3 tag, then the radio will display the file name without the extension (such as .mp3) as the track name.

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    Do not add any label to a CD, it could get caught in the CD 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 instead. Notice: If you add any label to a CD, insert more than one CD into the slot at a time, or attempt to play scratched or damaged CDs, you could...

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    To random all the tracks on the CD, press and hold this pushbutton for two seconds. You will hear a beep and DISC RDM will appear on the display. This feature will not work with playlists. When in random, pressing and releasing either SEEK arrow will take you to the next or previous random track.

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    INFO (Information): INFO will appear on the display whenever a current track has ID3 tag information. Press this button to display the artist name and album contained in the tag. INFO will disappear from the display when the information in the ID3 tag has finished. BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio when a CD is playing.

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    Radio with Cassette and CD Base Radio Shown, Bose ® If your vehicle has the Bose audio system, your ® vehicle will have six Bose amplified speakers. 3-96 Radio Data System (RDS) The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information.

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    XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States and in Canada (if available). XM™ offers over 100 coast-to-coast channels including music, news, sports, talk, and children’s programming. XM™ provides digital quality audio and text information that includes song title and artist name.

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    Finding a Station BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (if equipped). The display will show the selection. TUNE : Turn this knob to select radio stations. © ¨ SEEK : Press either the SEEK or the TYPE arrows to go to the next or to the previous station and stay there.

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    Setting the Tone (Bass/Midrange/Treble) AUDIO: Push and release the AUDIO knob until BASS, ® MID (without Bose ), or TREB appears on the display. Turn the knob to increase or to decrease. The display will show the bass, midrange (without Bose or treble level.

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    Finding a Program Type (PTY) Station (RDS and XM™) To select and find a desired PTY perform the following: 1. Press the TYPE button to activate program type select mode. TYPE and a PTY will appear on the display. 2. Turn the TYPE knob or press and release the TYPE button to select a PTY.

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    Setting Preset PTYs (RDS Only) These buttons have factory PTY presets. Up to 12 PTYs (six FM1 and six FM2), can be programmed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps: 1. Press BAND to select FM1 or FM2. 2.

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    Radio Display Message XL (Explicit Language XL on the radio display, Channels) after the channel name, indicates content with explicit language. Updating Updating encryption code No Signal Loss of signal Loading XM Acquiring channel audio (after 4 second delay) CH Off Air Channel not in service CH Unavail Channel no...

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    Radio Display Message No Info Song/Program Title not available No Info Category Name not available No Info No Text/Informational message available Not Found No channel available for the chosen category XM Locked Theft lock active Radio ID Radio ID label (channel 0) Unknown Radio ID not known...

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    Playing a Cassette Tape The tape player is built to work best with tapes that are up to 30 to 45 minutes long on each side. Tapes longer than that are so thin they may not work well in this player. The longer side with the tape visible should face to the right.

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    3 REV (Reverse): Press this pushbutton to quickly reverse the tape. The radio will play while the tape reverses. Press it again to return to playing speed. The station frequency and REV will appear on the display. Select stations during reverse operation by using TUNE and SEEK.

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    Cassette Tape Messages CHK TAPE (Check Tape): If this message appears on the display, the tape will not play due to one of the following errors: • The tape is tight and the player cannot turn the tape hubs. Remove the tape. Hold the tape with the open end down and try to turn the right hub counterclockwise with a pencil.

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    Playing a CD Insert a CD part way into the slot, label side up. The player will pull it in and the CD should begin playing. If you want to insert a CD with the ignition off, first press the eject button or the INFO knob. If the ignition or radio is turned off with the CD in the player, it will stay in the player.

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    3 REV (Reverse): Press and hold this pushbutton to quickly reverse within a track. Press and hold this pushbutton for less than two seconds to reverse at six times the normal playing speed. Press and hold it for more than two seconds to reverse at 17 times the normal playing speed.

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    CD Messages If the CD comes out, it could be for one of the following reasons: • It is very hot. When the temperature returns to normal, the CD should play. • You are driving on a very rough road. When the road becomes smoother, the CD should play.

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    Radio with Six-Disc CD Base Radio Shown, Bose ® If your vehicle has the Bose audio system, your ® vehicle will have six Bose amplified speakers. 3-110 Radio Data System (RDS) The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information.

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    XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States and in Canada (if available). XM™ offers over 100 coast-to-coast channels including music, news, sports, talk, and children’s programming. XM™ provides digital quality audio and text information that includes song title and artist name.

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    Finding a Station BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (if equipped). The display will show the selection. TUNE : Turn this knob to select radio stations. © ¨ SEEK : Press either the SEEK or the TYPE arrows to go to the next or to the previous station and stay there.

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    Setting the Tone (Bass/Midrange/Treble) AUDIO: Push and release the AUDIO knob until BASS, ® MID (without Bose ), or TREB appears on the display. Turn the knob to increase or to decrease. The display will show the bass, midrange (without Bose or treble level.

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    Finding a Program Type (PTY) Station (RDS and XM™) To select and find a desired PTY perform the following: 1. Press the TYPE button to activate program type select mode. P-TYPE and the last selected PTY will appear on the display. 2.

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    Setting Preset PTYs (RDS Only) These pushbuttons have factory PTY presets. Up to 12 PTYs (six FM1 and six FM2), can be programmed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by performing the following steps: 1. Press BAND to select FM1 or FM2. 2.

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    Radio Display Message XL (Explicit Language XL on the radio display, Channels) after the channel name, indicates content with explicit language. Updating Updating encryption code No Signal Loss of signal Loading XM Acquiring channel audio (after 4 second delay) CH Off Air Channel not in service CH Unavail Channel no...

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    Radio Display Message No Info Song/Program Title not available No Info Category Name not available No Info No Text/Informational message available Not Found No channel available for the chosen category XM Locked Theft lock active Radio ID Radio ID label (channel 0) Unknown Radio ID not known...

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    Playing a CD If the ignition or radio is turned off, with a CD in the player, it will stay in the player. When the ignition or radio is turned on, the CD will start playing where it stopped, if it was the last selected audio source. When a CD is inserted, the CD symbol will appear on the display.

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    To insert multiple CDs, do the following: 1. Turn the ignition on. 2. Press and hold the LOAD button for two seconds. You will hear a beep and the indicator light, located to the right of the slot, will begin to flash and MULTI LOAD # will appear on the display.

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    If the CD is not removed, after 25 seconds, the CD will be automatically pulled back into the player. If CD is pushed back into the player, before the 25-second time period is complete, the player will sense an error and will try to eject the CD several times before stopping.

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    AUTO EQ (Automatic Equalization): Press AUTO EQ to select the equalization setting while playing a CD. The equalization will be stored whenever a CD is played. For more information on AUTO EQ, see “AUTO EQ” listed previously in this section. ©...

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    3. Select the desired CD by pressing the numbered pushbutton and then use the SEEK or TYPE right arrow to locate the track to be saved. The track will begin to play. 4. Press and hold the SONG LIST button to save the track into memory.

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    To delete the entire song list, perform the following steps: 1. Turn the CD player on. 2. Press the SONG LIST button to turn song list on. S-LIST will appear on the display. 3. Press and hold the SONG LIST button for more than four seconds.

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    Listening to a DVD If your vehicle has the Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system and a DVD is playing, the DVD symbol will appear on the radio display indicating that the DVD is available and can be listened to through your vehicle’s speakers.

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    Parental Control This button is located behind the video screen. Press this button while a DVD or CD is playing to freeze the video and mute the audio. The video screen will display Parental Control ON and the power indicator light on the DVD player will flash.

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    Both sets of rear seat headphones may include foam ear pads that can be replaced. Foam ear pads on these headphones may become worn or damaged. The headphone foam ear pads can become damaged if they are not handled or stored properly.

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    How to Change the Video Format when in the Auxiliary Mode The auxiliary input video format is preset to NTSC. In some countries, the video format may be in the PAL system. To change the video format, perform the following: 1.

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    Video Screen The video screen is located in the overhead console. To use the video screen, push forward on the release latch and the screen will fold down. Adjust the screen’s position as desired. When the video screen is not in use, push it up into its latched position.

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    DVD Player Buttons (Without Sunroof) (Power): Press this button to turn the RSE system on and off. The power indicator light will illuminate when the power is on. (Eject): Press this button to eject a DVD or CD. SRCE (Source): Press this button to switch between the DVD player and an auxiliary source.

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    DVD Player Buttons (With Sunroof) (Play/Pause): Press this button to start play of a DVD or CD. Press this button while a DVD or CD is playing to pause it. Press this button again to continue the play of the DVD or CD. (Stop/Eject): Press this button to stop playing, rewinding, or fast forwarding a DVD or CD.

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    Ejecting a Disc (DVD Player without Sunroof) Press the eject button on the DVD player faceplate to eject the disc. There is not an eject button on the remote control. If a disc is ejected from the player, but is not removed, the DVD player will reload the disc after a short period of time.

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    Remote Control Buttons (Power): Press this button to turn the DVD player on and off. (Title): Press this button to return the DVD to the main menu of the DVD. (Menu Navigation Arrows): Use the arrow buttons to navigate through a menu. 3-132 (Set-up Menu): Press this button to adjust the color, tint, brightness, contrast, display mode, and dynamic...

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    1 through 0 (Numeric Keypad): The numeric keypad provides you with the capability of direct chapter, title, and track number selection. 10 (Double Digit Entries): Press this button to select chapter, title, and track numbers greater than 9. Press this button before inputting the number. (Clear): Press this button within three seconds after inputting a number to clear the number(s).

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    Battery Replacement To change the batteries, do the following: 1. Remove the battery compartment door located on the bottom of the remote control. 2. Replace the two AA batteries in the compartment. Make sure that they are installed correctly, using the diagram on the inside of the battery compartment.

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    Problem Recommended Action The disc was ejected, but The disc is being stored it was pulled back into the in the DVD player. Press DVD player. the eject button again to eject the disc. In auxiliary mode, the Check the auxiliary input picture moves or scrolls.

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    Problem Recommended Action The auxiliary source is Check that the DVD running but there is no player is in the auxiliary picture or sound. source mode. Check the auxiliary input connections at both devices. My disc is stuck in the Turn the DVD power off, player.

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    DVD Messages The following errors may be displayed on the video screen: Disc Format Error: This message will be displayed if a disc is inserted upside down, if the disc is not readable, or if the format is not compatible with the DVD player. Load/Eject Error: This message will be displayed if the disc is not properly loaded or ejected.

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    Regular Wheelbase shown, Extended Wheelbase similar (Power): Press this button to turn the system on or off. The rear speakers will be muted when the power is turned on. (Volume): Turn this knob to increase or to decrease the volume. The left volume knob controls the left wired headphones and the right volume knob controls the right wired headphones.

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    Theft-Deterrent Feature ® THEFTLOCK is designed to discourage theft of your vehicle’s radio. The feature works automatically by learning a portion of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). If the radio is moved to a different vehicle, it will not operate and LOCKED will appear on the display. When the radio and vehicle are turned off, the blinking red light indicates that THEFTLOCK ®...

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    PROG (Program): Press this button to play a station you have programmed on the radio preset pushbuttons. The radio will only seek preset stations with a strong signal that are in the selected band. When a CD is playing in the CD changer, press this button to go to the next available CD, if multiple CDs are loaded.

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    XM™ Satellite Radio Service XM™ Satellite Radio Service gives digital radio reception from coast-to-coast in the 48 contiguous United States, and in Canada (if available). Just as with FM, tall buildings or hills can interfere with satellite radio signals, causing the sound to fade in and out. In addition, traveling or standing under heavy foliage, bridges, garages, or tunnels may cause loss of the XM™...

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    A non-scrubbing action, wet-type cleaner which uses a cassette with a fabric belt to clean the tape head can be used. This type of cleaning cassette will not eject on its own. A non-scrubbing action cleaner may not clean as thoroughly as the scrubbing type cleaner. The use of a non-scrubbing action, dry-type cleaning cassette is not recommended.

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    Fixed Mast Antenna The fixed mast antenna can withstand most car washes without being damaged. If the mast should ever become slightly bent, straighten it out by hand. If the mast is badly bent, replace it. Check occasionally to make sure the mast is still tightened to the fender.

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    NOTES 3-144...

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    Section 4 Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle ...4-2 Defensive Driving ...4-2 Drunken Driving ...4-3 Control of a Vehicle ...4-6 Braking ...4-6 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...4-7 Braking in Emergencies ...4-9 Locking Rear Axle ...4-9 ® StabiliTrak System ...4-9 Steering ...4-14 Off-Road Recovery ...4-16 Passing ...4-16...

  • Page 290

    Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. Please start with a very important safety device in your vehicle: Buckle up. See Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone on page 1-14. CAUTION: Defensive driving really means “Be ready for anything.”...

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    Drunken Driving Death and injury associated with drinking and driving is a national tragedy. It is the number one contributor to the highway death toll, claiming thousands of victims every year. Alcohol affects four things that anyone needs to drive a vehicle: •...

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    According to the American Medical Association, a 180 lb (82 kg) person who drinks three 12 ounce (355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a BAC of about 0.06 percent. The person would reach the same BAC by drinking three 4 ounce (120 ml) glasses of wine or three mixed drinks if each had 1-1/2 ounces (45 ml) of liquors like whiskey, gin, or vodka.

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    But the ability to drive is affected well below a BAC of 0.10 percent. Research shows that the driving skills of many people are impaired at a BAC approaching 0.05 percent, and that the effects are worse at night. All drivers are impaired at BAC levels above 0.05 percent.

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    Control of a Vehicle You have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering, and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Sometimes, as when you are driving on snow or ice, it is easy to ask more of those control systems than the tires and road can provide.

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    Avoid needless heavy braking. Some people drive in spurts — heavy acceleration followed by heavy braking — rather than keeping pace with traffic. This is a mistake. Your brakes may not have time to cool between hard stops. Your brakes will wear out much faster if you do a lot of heavy braking.

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    Let us say the road is wet and you are driving safely. Suddenly, an animal jumps out in front of you. You slam on the brakes and continue braking. Here is what happens with ABS: A computer senses that wheels are slowing down. If one of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at both rear wheels.

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    Remember: ABS does not change the time you need to get your foot up to the brake pedal or always decrease stopping distance. If you get too close to the vehicle in front of you, you will not have time to apply your brakes if that vehicle suddenly slows or stops.

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    When the StabiliTrak system is both on and actively controlling the stability of the vehicle, the StabiliTrak will blink for the duration of the event. You may also feel or hear the system working. This is normal. The StabiliTrak button is located on the transmission shift handle.

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    Traction Control Off In this mode, stability control and brake-traction control are functional. Engine speed management will be modified and the driven wheels can spin more freely. This can cause the brake-traction control to activate more frequently. If the controller detects excessive wheel ®...

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    The following chart describes the StabiliTrak displayed on the instrument panel cluster. Vehicles with a DIC ® StabiliTrak DIC Message Indicator Light None Solid Traction Control Off Solid StabiliTrak Blinking StabiliTrak Solid Service StabiliTrak StabiliTrak Solid Ready 4-12 ® system events and the corresponding messages and lights that will be Vehicles without a DIC ®...

  • Page 301

    ® Notice: If the StabiliTrak light comes on due to heavy braking and/or because the traction control system has been continuously active, do not allow the wheel(s) of one axle to spin excessively. If you do, you may be causing damage to the transfer case.

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    Steering Power Steering If you lose power steering assist because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, you can steer but it will take much more effort. Steering Tips It is important to take curves at a reasonable speed. A lot of the “driver lost control”...

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    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.

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    Off-Road Recovery You may find that your right wheels have dropped off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while you are 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 your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement.

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    • Do not get too close to the vehicle you want to pass while you are awaiting an opportunity. For one thing, following too closely reduces your area of vision, especially if you are following a larger vehicle. Also, you will not have adequate space if the vehicle ahead suddenly slows or stops.

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    Loss of Control Let us review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems — brakes, steering, and acceleration — do not have enough friction where the tires meet the road to do what the driver has asked.

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    Off-Road Driving This off-road guide is for vehicles that have four-wheel drive. Also, see Braking on page 4-6. If your vehicle does not have four-wheel drive, you should not drive off-road unless you are on a level, solid surface. Off-road driving can be great fun. But it does have some definite hazards.

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    Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road Driving CAUTION: • Cargo on the load floor piled higher than the seatbacks can be thrown forward during a sudden stop. You or your passengers could be injured. Keep cargo below the top of the seatbacks. •...

  • Page 309

    Environmental Concerns Off-road driving can provide wholesome and satisfying recreation. However, it also raises environmental concerns. We recognize these concerns and urge every off-roader to follow these basic rules for protecting the environment: • Always use established trails, roads, and areas that have been specially set aside for public off-road recreational driving;...

  • Page 310

    Controlling your vehicle is the key to successful off-road driving. One of the best ways to control your vehicle is to control your speed. Here are some things to keep in mind. At higher speeds: • You approach things faster and you have less time to scan the terrain for obstacles.

  • Page 311

    When you drive over obstacles or rough terrain, keep a firm grip on the steering wheel. Ruts, troughs, or other surface features can jerk the wheel out of your hands if you are not prepared. When you drive over bumps, rocks, or other obstacles, the wheels can leave the ground.

  • Page 312

    Approaching a Hill When you approach a hill, you need to decide if it is one of those hills that is just 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 313

    • Ease up on your speed as you approach the top of the hill. • Attach a flag to the vehicle to make you more visible to approaching traffic on trails or hills. • Sound the horn as you approach the top of the hill to let opposing traffic know you are there.

  • Page 314

    Here are some things you must not do if you stall, or are about to stall, when going up a hill. • Never attempt to prevent a stall by shifting into NEUTRAL (N) to rev-up the engine and regain forward momentum. This will not work. Your vehicle will roll backwards very quickly and you could go out of control.

  • Page 315

    Driving Downhill When off-roading takes you downhill, you will want to consider a number of things: • How steep is the downhill? Will I be able to maintain vehicle control? • What is the surface like? Smooth? Rough? Slippery? Hard-packed dirt? Gravel? •...

  • Page 316

    Driving Across an Incline Sooner or later, an off-road trail will probably go across the incline of a hill. If this happens, you have to decide whether to try to drive across the incline. Here are some things to consider: •...

  • Page 317

    Stalling on an Incline If your vehicle stalls when you are crossing an incline, be sure you, and any passengers, get out on the uphill side, even if the door there is harder to open. If you get out on the downhill side and the vehicle starts to roll over, you will be right in its path.

  • Page 318

    Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow, or Ice When you drive in mud, snow, or sand, the wheels will not get good traction. You cannot accelerate as quickly, turning is more difficult, and you will need longer braking distances. It is best to use a low gear when you are in mud — the deeper the mud, the lower the gear.

  • Page 319

    If the water is not too deep, drive slowly through it. At faster speeds, water splashes on the ignition system and your vehicle can stall. Stalling can also occur if you get the tailpipe under water. And, as long as the tailpipe is under water, you will never be able to start the engine.

  • Page 320

    Driving at Night Night driving is more dangerous than day driving. One reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired — by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Here are some tips on night driving. •...

  • Page 321

    Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you cannot stop, accelerate, or turn as well because your tire-to-road traction is not as good as on dry roads. And, if your tires do not have much tread left, you will get even less traction.

  • Page 322

    Hydroplaning Hydroplaning is dangerous. So much water can build up under your tires that they can actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet enough and you are going fast enough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road.

  • Page 323

    City Driving One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You will want to watch out for what the other drivers are doing and pay attention to traffic signals. Here are ways to increase your safety in city driving: •...

  • Page 324

    Freeway Driving Mile for mile, freeways — also called thruways, parkways, expressways, turnpikes, or superhighways — are the safest of all roads. But they have their own special rules. 4-36 The most important advice on freeway driving is: Keep up with traffic and keep to the right. Drive at the same speed most of the other drivers are driving.

  • Page 325

    Once you are moving on the freeway, make certain you allow a reasonable following distance. Expect to move slightly slower at night. When you want to leave the freeway, move to the proper lane well in advance. If you miss your exit, do not, under any circumstances, stop and back up.

  • Page 326

    Highway Hypnosis Is there actually such a condition as highway hypnosis? Or is it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? Call it highway hypnosis, lack of awareness, or whatever. There is something about an easy stretch of road with the same scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the road, the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that can make you sleepy.

  • Page 327

    CAUTION: If you do not shift down, your brakes could get so hot that they would not work well. You would then have poor braking or even none going down a hill. You could crash. Shift down to let your engine assist your brakes on a steep downhill slope.

  • Page 328

    Winter Driving Here are some tips for winter driving: • Have your vehicle in good shape for winter. • You may want to put winter emergency supplies in your vehicle. Also see Tires on page 5-55. 4-40 Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth, and reflective warning triangles.

  • Page 329

    What is the worst time for this? Wet ice. Very cold snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. You can get wet ice when it is about freezing, 32°F (0°C), and freezing rain begins to fall.

  • Page 330

    If You Are Caught in a Blizzard If you are stopped by heavy snow, you could be in a serious situation. You should probably stay with your vehicle unless you know for sure that you are near help and you can hike through the snow. Here are some things to do to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: •...

  • Page 331

    CAUTION: Snow can trap exhaust gases under your vehicle. This can cause deadly CO (carbon monoxide) gas to get inside. CO could overcome you and kill you. You cannot see it or smell it, so you might not know it is in your vehicle.

  • Page 332

    If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow In order to free your vehicle when it is stuck, you will need to spin the wheels, but you do not want to spin your wheels too fast. The method known as rocking can help you get out when you are stuck, but you must use caution.

  • Page 333

    Loading Your Vehicle It is very important to know how much weight your vehicle can carry. This weight is called the vehicle capacity weight and includes the weight of all occupants, cargo, and all nonfactory-installed options. Two labels on your vehicle show how much weight it was designed to carry, the Tire and Loading Information label and the Certification/Tire label.

  • Page 334

    There is also important loading information on the vehicle Certification/Tire label. It tells you the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for the front and rear axle. See “Certification/Tire Label” later in this section. Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit 1.

  • Page 335

    Example 2 Item Description Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 2 Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs (68 kg) Available Cargo Weight Total Item Vehicle Capacity Weight 1,000 lbs (453 kg) for Example 3 Subtract Occupant Weight 750 lbs (136 kg) 200 lbs (91 kg) 250 lbs (113 kg) Available Cargo Weight Refer to your vehicle’s tire and loading information label...

  • Page 336

    Certification/Tire Label A vehicle specific Certification/Tire label is found on the rear edge of the driver’s door. The label shows the size of your vehicle’s original tires and the inflation pressures needed to obtain the gross weight capacity of your vehicle.

  • Page 337

    CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), or either the maximum front or rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way your vehicle handles.

  • Page 338

    Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment Your vehicle was neither designed nor intended for a snow plow. Notice: Adding a snow plow or similar equipment to your vehicle can damage it, and the repairs would not be covered by warranty. Do not install a snow plow or similar equipment on your vehicle.

  • Page 339

    Here are some important things to consider before you do recreational vehicle towing: • What’s the trailering capacity of the towing vehicle? Be sure you read the tow vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations. • How far will you tow? Some vehicles have restrictions on how far and how long they can be towed.

  • Page 340

    Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicles Four-wheel-drive vehicles can be dinghy towed if you follow the proper procedures. The transmission has no provisions for internal lubrication while being towed, so it is important that you follow all the steps listed in this manual to dinghy tow your four-wheel-drive vehicle. Use the following procedure to tow your vehicle: 1.

  • Page 341

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

  • Page 342

    Rear Towing (Rear Wheels Off the Ground) (Two-Wheel or Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicles) Use the following procedure to tow your vehicle from the rear: 1. Drive the vehicle onto the dolly. 2. Firmly set the parking brake. See Parking Brake on page 2-31 for more information. 3.

  • Page 343

    Electronically Controlled Air Suspension System Your vehicle may be equipped with an electronically controlled air suspension system that automatically keeps your vehicle level as you load and unload. The system includes a compressor, two height sensors and two air springs supporting the rear axle. The system also has an internal clock to prevent overheating if the inflator is used for prolonged periods.

  • Page 344

    Towing a Trailer CAUTION: If you do not use the correct equipment and drive properly, you can lose control when you pull a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well — or even at all.

  • Page 345

    If You Do Decide To Pull A Trailer If you do, here are some important points: • There are many different laws, including speed limit restrictions, having to do with trailering. Make sure your rig will be legal, not only where you live but also where you’ll be driving.

  • Page 346

    Look in the following chart to find the maximum trailer weight for your vehicle. Vehicle 2WD Envoy (L6 Engine) 2WD Envoy (V8 Engine) 4WD Envoy (L6 Engine) 4WD Envoy (V8 Engine) 2WD Envoy XL (L6 Engine) 4WD Envoy XL (L6 Engine) 2WD Envoy XL (V8 Engine) 4WD Envoy XL (V8 Engine) *The Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) is the total allowable weight of the completely loaded vehicle and...

  • Page 347

    You can ask your dealer for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at the address listed in your Warranty and Owner Assistance Information Booklet. In Canada, write to: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Weight of the Trailer Tongue...

  • Page 348

    Do not exceed the maximum allowable tongue weight for your 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 you’ve loaded your trailer, weigh the trailer and then the tongue, separately, to see if the weights are proper.

  • Page 349

    But let’s say your specific vehicle is equipped with some of the latest options and you have a front seat passenger and two rear seat passengers with some luggage and gear in the vehicle as well. You may add 300 lbs (136 kg) to the front axle weight and 400 lbs (181 kg) to the rear axle weight.

  • Page 350

    Total Weight on Your Vehicle’s Tires Be sure your vehicle’s tires are inflated to the upper limit for cold tires. You’ll find these numbers on the Certification label at the rear edge of the driver’s door or see Loading Your Vehicle for more information. Then, be sure you don’t go over the GVW limit for your vehicle, or the GAWR, including the weight of the trailer tongue.

  • Page 351

    If you will be pulling a trailer that, when loaded, will weigh more than 5,000 lbs (2 270 kg) be sure to use a properly mounted weight-distributing hitch and sway control of the proper size. This equipment is very important for proper vehicle loading and good handling when driving.

  • Page 352

    Driving with a Trailer CAUTION: If you have a rear-most window open and you pull a trailer with your vehicle, carbon monoxide (CO) could come into your vehicle. You can not see or smell CO. It can cause unconsciousness or death. See Engine Exhaust on page 2-34.

  • Page 353

    Following Distance Stay at least twice as far behind the vehicle ahead as you would when driving your vehicle without a trailer. This can help you avoid situations that require heavy braking and sudden turns. Passing You’ll need more passing distance up ahead when you’re towing a trailer.

  • Page 354

    Driving On Grades Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear before you start down a long or steep downgrade. If you don’t shift down, you might have to use your brakes so much that they would get hot and no longer work well. You can tow in DRIVE (D).

  • Page 355

    CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. Your vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly.

  • Page 356

    Trailer Wiring Harness Your vehicle may be equipped with the seven-wire trailer towing harness. This harness has a seven-pin universal heavy-duty trailer connector (if equipped with the trailering package) that is attached to a bracket on the hitch platform. If your vehicle is not equipped with the heavy-duty trailer connector, you may purchase one from your dealer.

  • Page 357: Service And Appearance Care

    Section 5 Service ...5-3 Accessories and Modifications ...5-3 California Proposition 65 Warning ...5-3 Doing Your Own Service Work ...5-4 Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle ...5-5 Fuel ...5-5 Gasoline Octane ...5-5 Gasoline Specifications ...5-5 California Fuel ...5-6 Additives ...5-6 Fuels in Foreign Countries ...5-7 Filling the Tank ...5-8 Filling a Portable Fuel Container ...5-10...

  • Page 358

    Section 5 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-69 Wheel Replacement ...5-69 Tire Chains ...5-71 Accessory Inflator ...5-71 If a Tire Goes Flat ...5-73 Changing a Flat Tire ...5-74 Removing the Spare Tire and Tools ...5-75 Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire ...5-78 Secondary Latch System ...5-84 Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools ...5-88...

  • Page 359: Service

    Service Your dealer knows your vehicle best and wants you to be happy with it. We hope you will go to your dealer for all your service needs. You will get genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. We hope you will want to keep your GM vehicle all GM.

  • Page 360

    Doing Your Own Service Work CAUTION: You can be injured and your vehicle could be damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough about it. • Be sure you have sufficient knowledge, experience, the proper replacement parts, and tools before you attempt any vehicle maintenance task.

  • Page 361: Fuel

    Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle Things you might add to the outside of your vehicle can affect the airflow around it. This may cause wind noise and affect windshield washer performance. Check with your dealer before adding equipment to the outside of your vehicle.

  • Page 362

    California Fuel If your vehicle is certified to meet California Emissions Standards, it is designed to operate on fuels that meet California specifications. See the underhood emission control label. If this fuel is not available in states adopting California emissions standards, your vehicle will operate satisfactorily on fuels meeting federal specifications, but emission control system performance may be affected.

  • Page 363

    Notice: Your vehicle was not designed for fuel that contains methanol. Do not use fuel containing methanol. It can corrode metal parts in your fuel system and also damage the plastic and rubber parts. That damage would not be covered under your warranty.

  • Page 364

    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 your engine when you are refueling. Do not smoke if you are near fuel or refueling your vehicle.

  • Page 365

    CAUTION: If you spill fuel and then something ignites it, you could be badly burned. Fuel can spray out on you if you open the fuel cap too quickly. This spray can happen if your tank is nearly full, and is more likely in hot weather. Open the fuel cap slowly and wait for any hiss noise to stop.

  • Page 366

    Filling a Portable Fuel Container CAUTION: Never fill a portable fuel container while it is in your vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the container can ignite the gasoline vapor. You can be badly burned and your vehicle damaged if this occurs. To help avoid injury to you and others: •...

  • Page 367

    Hood Release 1. To open the hood, first pull the handle with this symbol on it. It is located inside the vehicle under the instrument panel on the driver’s side. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and release the secondary hood release.

  • Page 368

    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 4.2L L6 engine, here is what you will see: 5-12...

  • Page 369

    A. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-21. B. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank. See Cooling System on page 5-30. C. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir. See “Adding Washer Fluid” under Windshield Washer Fluid on page 5-37. D. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir. See Power Steering Fluid on page 5-36.

  • Page 370

    When you open the hood on the 5.3L V8 engine, here is what you will see: 5-14...

  • Page 371

    A. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank. See Cooling System on page 5-30. B. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 5-21. C. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir. See “Adding Washer Fluid” under Windshield Washer Fluid on page 5-37. D. Engine Oil Dipstick. See “Checking Engine Oil” under Engine Oil on page 5-16.

  • Page 372

    Engine Oil Checking Engine Oil It is a good idea to check your engine oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground. The engine oil dipstick handle is a yellow loop.

  • Page 373

    If the oil is below the L mark for the L6 engine or the cross-hatched area at the tip of the dipstick for the V8 engine, you will need to add at least one quart/liter of oil. But you must use the right kind. This section explains what kind of oil to use.

  • Page 374

    What Kind of Engine Oil to Use 5-18 Look for two things: • GM6094M Your vehicle’s engine requires oil meeting GM Standard GM6094M. You should look for and use only an oil that meets GM Standard GM6094M. • SAE 5W-30 As shown in the viscosity chart, SAE 5W-30 is best for your vehicle.

  • Page 375

    Oils meeting these requirements should also have the starburst symbol on the container. This symbol indicates that the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). You should look for this information on the oil container, and use only those oils that are identified as meeting GM Standard GM6094M and have the starburst symbol on the front of the oil container.

  • Page 376

    Engine Oil Life System When to Change Engine Oil Your vehicle has a computer system that lets you know when to change the engine oil and filter. This is based on engine revolutions and engine temperature, and not on mileage. Based on driving conditions, the mileage at which an oil change will be indicated can vary considerably.

  • Page 377

    What to Do with Used Oil Used engine oil contains certain elements that may be unhealthy for your skin and could even cause cancer. Do not let used oil stay on your skin for very long. Clean your skin and nails with soap and water, or a good hand cleaner.

  • Page 378

    How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter To inspect the air cleaner/filter remove the filter from the vehicle and lightly shake the filter to release loose dust and dirt. If the filter remains caked with dirt, a new filter is required. To inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/filter, do the following: 1.

  • Page 379

    Automatic Transmission Fluid When to Check and Change Automatic Transmission Fluid A good time to check your automatic transmission fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Change the fluid and filter at the intervals listed in Additional Required Services on page 6-6, and be sure to use the transmission fluid listed in Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-12.

  • Page 380

    Checking the Fluid Level Prepare your vehicle as follows: 1. Park your vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. 2. With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever in PARK (P). 3. With your foot on the brake pedal, move the shift lever through each gear range, pausing for about three seconds in each range.

  • Page 381

    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 6-12. Add fluid only after checking the transmission fluid while it is hot. A cold check is used only as a reference. If the fluid level is low, add only enough of the proper fluid to bring the level up to the HOT area for a hot check.

  • Page 382

    What to Use Use a mixture of one-half clean, drinkable water and ® one-half DEX-COOL coolant. If you use this coolant mixture, you do not need to add anything else. CAUTION: Adding only plain water to your cooling system can be dangerous. Plain water, or some other liquid such as alcohol, can boil before the proper coolant mixture will.

  • Page 383

    Adding Coolant If you need more coolant, add the proper DEX-COOL coolant mixture at the coolant recovery tank. CAUTION: Turning the radiator pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot can allow steam and scalding liquids to blow out and burn you badly.

  • Page 384

    Radiator Pressure Cap Notice: If the pressure cap is not tightly installed, coolant loss and possible engine damage may occur. Be sure the cap is properly and tightly secured. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for information on location. Engine Overheating You will find a coolant temperature gage on your vehicle’s instrument panel.

  • Page 385

    If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine If you get an engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when you: • Climb a long hill on a hot day.

  • Page 386

    Cooling System When you decide it is safe to lift the hood, here is what you will see: 4.2L L6 Engine A. Coolant Recovery Tank B. Radiator Pressure Cap C. Engine Fan 5-30 5.3L V8 Engine A. Coolant Recovery Tank B.

  • Page 387

    The coolant level should be at least up to the FULL COLD mark. If it is not, you may have a leak at the pressure cap or in the radiator hoses, heater hoses, radiator, water pump, or somewhere else in the cooling system. CAUTION: Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be very hot.

  • Page 388

    How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank If you have not found a problem yet, but the coolant level is not at the FULL COLD mark, add a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOL engine coolant at the coolant recovery tank. See Engine Coolant on page 5-25 for more information.

  • Page 389

    If the overheat warning continues, there is one more thing you can try. You can add the proper coolant mixture directly to the radiator, but be sure the cooling system is cool before you do it. CAUTION: Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling system can blow out and burn you badly.

  • Page 390

    3. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX-COOL coolant mixture, up to the base of the filler neck. See Engine Coolant on page 5-25 for more information about the proper coolant mixture. 5-34 ® 4. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the FULL COLD mark.

  • Page 391

    6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fan. 7. By this time, the coolant level inside the radiator filler neck may be lower. If the level is lower, add more of the proper DEX-COOL through the filler neck until the level reaches the base of the filler neck.

  • Page 392

    Power Steering Fluid See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for reservoir location. When to Check Power Steering Fluid It is not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid unless you suspect there is a leak in the system or you hear an unusual noise.

  • Page 393

    Windshield Washer Fluid What to Use When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an area where the temperature may fall below freezing, use a fluid that has sufficient protection against freezing.

  • Page 394

    Brakes Brake Fluid Your brake master cylinder reservoir is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for the location of the reservoir. There are only two reasons why the brake fluid level in the reservoir might go down. The first is that the brake fluid goes down to an acceptable level during normal brake lining wear.

  • Page 395

    Checking Brake Fluid You can check the brake fluid without taking off the cap. Look at the brake fluid reservoir. The fluid level should be above MIN. If it is not, have your brake 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 396

    Brake Wear Your vehicle has four-wheel 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 may come and go or be heard all the time your vehicle is moving, except when you are pushing on the brake pedal firmly.

  • Page 397

    Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well together if the vehicle is to have really good braking. Your vehicle was designed and tested with top-quality GM brake parts. When you replace parts of your braking system —...

  • Page 398

    Jump Starting If your vehicle’s battery 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. CAUTION: Batteries can hurt you. They can be dangerous because: •...

  • Page 399

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

  • Page 400

    CAUTION: Fans or other moving engine parts can injure you badly. Keep your hands away from moving parts once the engine is running. 5. Check that the jumper cables do not have loose or missing insulation. If they do, you could get a shock.

  • Page 401

    7. Do not let the other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 8. Now connect the black negative ( ) cable to the negative ( ) terminal of the good battery.

  • Page 402

    Notice: If the jumper cables are connected or removed in the wrong order, electrical shorting may occur and damage the vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Always connect and remove the jumper cables in the correct order, making sure that the cables do not touch each other or other metal.

  • Page 403

    Rear Axle When to Check Lubricant It is not necessary to regularly check rear axle fluid unless you suspect there is a leak or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss could indicate a problem. Have it inspected and repaired. How to Check Lubricant To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface.

  • Page 404: Four-wheel Drive

    Four-Wheel Drive Transfer Case When to Check Lubricant It is not necessary to regularly check fluid unless you suspect there is a leak or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss could indicate a problem. Have it inspected and repaired. How to Check Lubricant To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should...

  • Page 405: Front Axle

    Front Axle When to Check Lubricant It is not necessary to regularly check front axle fluid unless you suspect there is a leak or you hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss could indicate a problem. Have it inspected and repaired. How to Check Lubricant To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface.

  • Page 406

    Bulb Replacement For the proper type of replacement bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs on page 5-52. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer. Halogen Bulbs CAUTION: Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and can burst if you drop or scratch the bulb. You or others could be injured.

  • Page 407

    6. Remove the bulb that needs to be replaced by turning the socket counterclockwise. 7. Replace the old bulb with a new one using care not to touch the glass with your fingers. 8. Reinstall by reversing Steps 1 through 6. Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps To replace a stoplamp/taillamp or turn signal bulb, do...

  • Page 408

    Back-Up Lamps The back-up lamps are located in the rear bumper. To replace a bulb, do the following: 1. Reach behind the rear bumper and locate the bulb socket. 2. Turn it counterclockwise to remove from the bulb assembly. 3. Pull the bulb from the bulb socket. 4.

  • Page 409

    Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Windshield wiper blades should be inspected for wear or cracking. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4. Allowing the wiper blade arm to touch the windshield when no wiper blade is installed could damage the windshield. Any damage that occurs would not be covered by your warranty.

  • Page 410

    4. To install the new wiper insert, slide the insert (D), notched end last, into the end with two blade claws (A). Slide the insert all the way through the blade claws at the opposite end (B). The plastic caps (C) will be forced off as the insert is fully inserted.

  • Page 411

    Backglass Wiper Blade Replacement See Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement on page 5-53 for instructions on how to change the backglass wiper blade. The backglass wiper blade will not lock in a vertical position like the windshield wiper blade, so care should be used when pulling it away from the vehicle.

  • Page 412

    Tire Sidewall Labeling Useful information about a tire is molded into the sidewall. The following illustrations are examples of a typical P-Metric and a LT-Metric tire sidewall. Passenger (P-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.

  • Page 413

    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. (B) TPC Spec (Tire Performance Criteria Specification): Original equipment tires designed to GM’s specific tire performance criteria have a TPC...

  • Page 414

    Tire Size The following examples show the different parts of a tire size. Passenger (P-Metric) Tire Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire (A) Passenger (P-Metric) Tire: The United States version of a metric tire sizing system. The letter P as the first character in the tire size means a passenger vehicle tire engineered to standards set by the U.S.

  • Page 415

    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 416

    Intended Outboard Sidewall: The side of 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: A tire used on light duty trucks and some multipurpose passenger vehicles. Load Index: An assigned number ranging from 1 to 279 that corresponds to the load carrying capacity of a tire.

  • Page 417

    Sidewall: The portion of a tire between the tread and the bead. Speed Rating: An alphanumeric code assigned to a tire indicating the maximum speed at which a tire can operate. Traction: The friction between the tire and the road surface.

  • Page 418

    Inflation - Tire Pressure 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. If your tires do not have enough air (under-inflation), you can get the following: •...

  • Page 419

    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’re underinflated. Check the tire’s inflation pressure when the tires are cold.

  • Page 420

    When rotating your tires, always use the correct rotation pattern shown here. After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and rear inflation pressures as shown on the Tire and Loading Information label. See Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-45, for an example of the label and its location on your vehicle.

  • Page 421

    When It Is Time for New Tires One way to tell when it is time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear when your tires have only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) or less of tread remaining.

  • Page 422

    Buying New Tires GM has developed and matched specific tires for your vehicle. The original equipment tires installed on your vehicle, when it was new, were designed to meet General Motors Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC spec) system rating. If you need replacement tires, GM strongly recommends that you get tires with the same TPC Spec rating.

  • Page 423

    CAUTION: If you use bias-ply tires on your vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could develop cracks after many miles of driving. A tire and/or wheel could fail suddenly, causing a crash. Use only radial-ply tires with the wheels on your vehicle. If you must replace your vehicle’s tires with those that do not have a TPC Spec number, make sure they are the same size, load range, speed rating, and...

  • Page 424

    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 425

    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 426

    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, or wheel nuts, replace them only with new GM original equipment parts.

  • Page 427

    Tire Chains CAUTION: Do not use tire chains. 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. The area damaged by the tire chains could cause you to lose control of your vehicle and you or others may be injured in a crash.

  • Page 428

    You may have an air inflator kit that is located in the glove compartment. It includes a 22 ft (6.7 m) hose with three nozzle adapters. To use the accessory inflator, do the following: 1. Attach the appropriate nozzle adapter to the end of the hose, if required.

  • Page 429

    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 430

    Changing a Flat Tire If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on your hazard warning flashers. See Hazard Warning Flashers on page 3-6 for more information. CAUTION: Changing a tire can be dangerous. The vehicle can slip off the jack and roll over or fall on you or other people.

  • Page 431

    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools Extended Model The jacking equipment you will need is stored under the Regular Model rear seat (regular model) or in the left rear quarter panel storage compartment (extended model). To release the jack from its holder, turn the knob on the jack counterclockwise to lower the jack head.

  • Page 432

    The tools you will be using include the wheel wrench (A), wheel blocks (B), extension(s) (socket end) (C), handle (jack end) (D), and jack (E). The extended model will include an additional extension. The following instructions explain how to remove the underbody-mounted spare underneath your vehicle.

  • Page 433

    3. Insert the socket end of the extension (C) on a 45 degree angle downward into the hoist drive shaft hole (D). It is exposed when the rear gate is open and is just above the rear bumper. Be sure the socket end of the extension (C) connects to the hoist shaft.

  • Page 434

    5. Tilt the retainer at the end of the cable when the tire has been completely lowered, and pull it through the wheel opening. 6. Pull the tire out from under the vehicle. Notice: If you drive away before the spare tire or secondary latch system cable has been reinstalled, you could damage your vehicle.

  • Page 435

    2. Using the wheel wrench, loosen all the wheel nuts. Do not remove them yet. 3. Turn the jack adjusting knob clockwise by hand to raise the jack lift head. 4. Place the handle, extension and wheel wrench onto the jack. Front Position A.

  • Page 436

    CAUTION: Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned can damage the vehicle and even make the vehicle fall. To help avoid personal injury and vehicle damage, be sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising the vehicle.

  • Page 437

    7. Remove all the wheel nuts and take off the flat tire. CAUTION: Rust or dirt on the wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident.

  • Page 438

    CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could fall off, causing a serious accident. 10. Put the nuts on by hand. Make sure the rounded end is toward the wheel. 11.

  • Page 439

    CAUTION: Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to come loose and even come off. This could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new original equipment wheel nuts.

  • Page 440

    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 if the cable holding the spare tire is damaged. For the secondary latch to work, the tire must be stored with the valve stem pointing up.

  • Page 441

    2. If visible, first try to tighten the cable by turning the wheel wrench clockwise until you hear two clicks or feel it skip twice. You cannot overtighten the cable. 3. Loosen the cable by turning the wheel wrench counterclockwise three or four turns. 4.

  • Page 442

    7. Turn the wrench clockwise to raise the jack until it lifts the end fitting. 8. Continue raising the jack until the spare tire stops moving upward and is held firmly in place. The secondary latch has released and the spare tire is balancing on the jack.

  • Page 443

    12. Turn the wheel wrench counterclockwise to lower the spare the rest of the way. 13. Tilt the retainer at the end of the cable and pull it through the wheel opening. Pull the tire out from under the vehicle. Notice: If you drive away before the spare tire or secondary latch system cable has been reinstalled, you could damage your vehicle.

  • Page 444

    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. CAUTION: The underbody-mounted spare tire needs to be stored with the valve stem pointing up.

  • Page 445

    Follow this diagram to store the underbody-mounted spare tire. A. Wheel Wrench B. Hoist Shaft C. Extension(s) D. Retainer E. Spare or Flat Tire (Valve Stem Pointed Up) 1. Put the tire (E) on the ground at the rear of the vehicle.

  • Page 446

    8. Return the equipment to the proper location in the vehicle as shown next. Regular Model A. Handle E. Knob B. Wheel Wrench F. Wheel Blocks C. Instruction Label and Jack D. Extension(s) 5-90 1. Attach the handle (A), wheel wrench (B), and extension (D) in the slots provided.

  • Page 447

    Extended Model A. Instruction Label E. Wheel Blocks B. Handle and Jack C. Knob F. Wheel Wrench D. Extension(s) 1. Roll up the instruction label (A) and return to the slot in the tool kit. 2. Insert the handle (B) and wheel wrench (F) in the slots provided.

  • Page 448

    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 5-62 and Loading Your Vehicle on page 4-45 for information regarding proper tire inflation and loading your vehicle.

  • Page 449

    When cleaning your 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. Use glass cleaner only on glass. Remove any accidental over-spray from other surfaces immediately.

  • Page 450

    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 soils, always try to remove them first with plain water or club soda.

  • Page 451

    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 452

    Washing Your Vehicle The paint finish on the vehicle provides beauty, depth of color, gloss retention, and durability. The best way to preserve the vehicle’s finish is to keep it clean by washing it often with lukewarm or cold water. Do not wash the vehicle in the direct rays of the sun.

  • Page 453

    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 your vehicle’s finish if they remain on painted surfaces. Wash the vehicle as soon as possible.

  • Page 454

    Aluminum Wheels Notice: If you use strong soaps, chemicals, abrasive polishes, cleaners, brushes, or cleaners that contain acid on aluminum or chrome-plated wheels, you could damage the surface of the wheel(s). The repairs would not be covered by your warranty. Use only GM-approved cleaners on aluminum or chrome-plated wheels.

  • Page 455

    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 warranty.

  • Page 456

    Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials Description Polishing Cloth Interior and exterior Wax-Treated polishing cloth. Tar and Road Removes tar, road oil, Oil Remover and asphalt. Chrome Cleaner Use on chrome or and Polish stainless steel. White Sidewall Removes soil and black Tire Cleaner marks from whitewalls.

  • Page 457

    Vehicle Identification Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) This is the legal identifier for your vehicle. It appears on a plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver’s side. You can see it if you look through the windshield from outside your vehicle.

  • Page 458: Electrical System

    Electrical System Add-On Electrical Equipment Notice: Don’t add anything electrical to your vehicle unless you check with your dealer first. Some electrical equipment can damage your vehicle and the damage wouldn’t be covered by your warranty. Some add-on electrical equipment can keep other components from working as they should.

  • Page 459

    Fuses and Circuit Breakers The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from short circuits by a combination of fuses and circuit breakers. This greatly reduces the chance of fires caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the band is broken or melted, replace the fuse.

  • Page 460

    L6 Engine 5-104...

  • Page 461

    Fuses Usage Electrically-Controlled Air Suspension Passenger’s Side High-Beam Headlamp Passenger’s Side Low-Beam Headlamp Back-Up Trailer Lamps Driver’s Side High-Beam Headlamp Driver’s Side Low-Beam Headlamp Rear Window Washer, Headlamp Washer Active Transfer Case Windshield Washer Powertrain Control Module B Fuses Usage Fog Lamps Stoplamp Cigarette Lighter...

  • Page 462

    Fuses Instrument Panel Cluster, Driver Information Center Automatic Shift Lock Control System Engine 1 Backup Powertrain Control Module 1 Oxygen Sensor Air Conditioning Truck Body Controller Trailer Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) 5-106 Usage Fuses Usage Ignition A Blower Motor Ignition B Passenger’s Side Trailer Turn Driver’s Side Trailer Turn Hazard Flashers...

  • Page 463

    Relays Usage Headlamp Washer Rear Window Washer Fog Lamps Horn Fuel Pump Windshield Washer High-Beam Headlamp Air Conditioning Cooling Fan Relays Usage Headlamp Driver Module Starter Electric Adjustable Pedal Air Injection Reactor (AIR) Solenoid Powertrain Miscellaneous Usage Instrument Panel Battery 5-107...

  • Page 464

    V8 Engine 5-108...

  • Page 465

    Fuses Usage Electrically-Controlled Air Suspension Passenger’s Side High-Beam Headlamp Passenger’s Side Low-Beam Headlamp Back-Up Trailer Lamps Driver’s Side High-Beam Headlamp Driver’s Side Low-Beam Headlamp Rear Window Washer, Headlamp Washer Active Transfer Case Windshield Washer Powertrain Control Module B Fuses Usage Fog Lamps Stoplamp Cigarette Lighter...

  • Page 466

    Fuses Instrument Panel Cluster, Driver Information Center Automatic Shift Lock Control System Engine 1 Backup Powertrain Control Module 1 Powertrain Control Module Air Conditioning Injector Bank A Trailer Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) Ignition A 5-110 Usage Fuses Usage Blower Motor Ignition B Passenger’s Side Trailer Turn Driver’s Side Trailer Turn Hazard Flashers...

  • Page 467

    Relays Usage Headlamp Washer Rear Window Washer Fog Lamps Horn Fuel Pump Windshield Washer High-Beam Headlamp Air Conditioning Cooling Fan Headlamp Driver Module Starter Electric Adjustable Pedal Powertrain Vehicle Stability Enhancement System (StabiliTrak Miscellaneous Usage Instrument Panel Battery Rear Underseat Fuse Block ®...

  • Page 468

    Envoy 5-112...

  • Page 469

    Fuses Usage Right Door Control Module Left Door Control Module Liftgate Module 2 Truck Body Controller 3 Rear Fog Lamps Blank Truck Body Controller 2 Power Seats Rear Wiper Driver Door Module Amplifier Passenger Door Module Rear Climate Controls Left Rear Parking Lamps Fuses Usage Blank...

  • Page 470

    Fuses Rainsense™ Wipers Parking Lamps Truck Body Controller Accessory Truck Body Controller 5 Front Wipers Vehicle Stop Transmission Control Module Heat Ventilation Air Conditioning B Front Parking Lamps 5-114 Usage Fuses Usage Left Turn Signal Heat Ventilation Air Conditioning 1 Truck Body Controller 4 Radio Trailer Park...

  • Page 471

    Fuses Usage Rear Fog Lamps Auxiliary Power 1 Ignition 0 Four-Wheel Drive Blank Truck Body Controller Ignition Brakes Truck Body Controller Run Envoy XL 5-115...

  • Page 472

    Envoy XL 5-116...

  • Page 473

    Fuses Usage Right Door Control Module Left Door Control Module Liftgate Module 2 Truck Body Controller 3 Rear Fog Lamps Blank Truck Body Controller 2 Power Seats Rear Wiper Driver Door Module Amplifier Passenger Door Module Rear Climate Controls Left Rear Parking Lamps Blank Vehicle Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp...

  • Page 474

    Fuses Transmission Control Module Heat Ventilation Air Conditioning B Front Parking Lamps Left Turn Signal Heat Ventilation Air Conditioning 1 Truck Body Controller 4 Radio Trailer Park Right Turn Signal Heat Ventilation Air Conditioning Rear Fog Lamps Auxiliary Power 1 5-118 Usage BLANK...

  • Page 475

    Capacities and Specifications The following approximate capacities are given in English and metric conversions. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-12 for more information. Application Air Conditioning Refrigerant R134a Cooling System 4.2L L6 Regular Wheelbase 4.2L L6 Extended Wheelbase 5.3L V8 Regular Wheelbase 5.3L V8 Extended Wheelbase Engine Oil with Filter...

  • Page 476

    Engine 4.2L L6 5.3L V8 5-120 Engine Specifications VIN Code Transmission Automatic Automatic Spark Plug Gap 0.042 inches (1.07 mm) 0.040 inches (1.01 mm)

  • Page 477

    Section 6 Maintenance Schedule ...6-2 Introduction ...6-2 Maintenance Requirements ...6-2 Your Vehicle and the Environment ...6-2 Using the Maintenance Schedule ...6-2 Scheduled Maintenance ...6-4 Additional Required Services ...6-6 Maintenance Footnotes ...6-7 Maintenance Schedule Owner Checks and Services ...6-9 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-9 At Least Once a Month ...6-9 At Least Once a Year ...6-10 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ...6-12...

  • Page 478

    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 your new vehicle warranties. See your Warranty and Owner Assistance booklet or your dealer for details. Maintenance Requirements Notice: Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections, replacement parts, and recommended fluids and...

  • Page 479

    Because of all the different ways people use their vehicles, maintenance needs vary. You may need more frequent checks and replacements. So please read the following and note how you drive. If you have any questions on how to keep your vehicle in good condition, ®...

  • Page 480

    Owner Checks and Services on page 6-9 tells you what should be checked, when to check it, and what you can easily do to help keep your vehicle in good condition. The proper replacement parts, fluids, and lubricants to use are listed in Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-12 and Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-14.

  • Page 481

    Scheduled Maintenance Service Maintenance I Maintenance II Change engine oil and filter. See Engine Oil on page 5-16. Reset oil life system. See Engine Oil Life System on page 5-20. An Emission Control Service. Visually check for any leaks or damage. See footnote (j). Inspect engine air cleaner filter.

  • Page 482

    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 483

    Service and Miles (Kilometers) Engine cooling system service (or every five years, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. See footnote (i). Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. See footnote (l). Maintenance Footnotes (a) Visually inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc.

  • Page 484

    (e) Make sure the safety belt reminder light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors, and anchorages are working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job, have it repaired.

  • Page 485

    Owner Checks and Services These owner checks and services should be performed at the intervals specified to help ensure the safety, dependability, and emission control performance of your ® vehicle. Your GM Goodwrench dealer can assist you with these checks and services. Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once.

  • Page 486

    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 you start, be sure you have enough room around the vehicle.

  • Page 487

    Ignition Transmission Lock Check While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn the ignition to LOCK in each shift lever position. • The ignition should turn to LOCK only when the shift lever is in PARK (P). •...

  • Page 488

    Recommended Fluids and Lubricants Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part number, or specification may be obtained from your dealer. Usage Fluid/Lubricant Engine oil which meets GM Standard GM6094M and displays the American Petroleum Institute Certified for Gasoline Engines starburst symbol.

  • Page 489

    Usage Fluid/Lubricant AUTO-TRAK II Fluid Transfer Case (GM Part No. U.S. 12378508, in Canada 10953626). Chassis Lubricant Rear Driveline (GM Part No. U.S. 12377985, in Center Spline Canada 88901242) or lubricant and Universal meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Joints Category LB or GC-LB. Chassis Lubricant Constant (GM Part No.

  • Page 490

    Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer. Part Automatic Transmission Filter Kit Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Oil Filter 4.2L L6 Engine 5.3L V8 Engine Spark Plugs 4.2L L6 Engine 5.3L V8 Engine Wiper Blades Front –...

  • Page 491

    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 6-9 can be added on the following record pages. You should retain all maintenance receipts.

  • Page 492

    Maintenance Record (cont’d) Odometer Maintenance I or Date Serviced By Services Performed Reading Maintenance II 6-16...

  • Page 493

    Maintenance Record (cont’d) Odometer Maintenance I or Date Serviced By Services Performed Reading Maintenance II 6-17...

  • Page 494

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

  • Page 495: Customer Assistance And Information

    Section 7 Customer Assistance and Information ...7-2 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ...7-2 Online Owner Center ...7-3 Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users ...7-4 Customer Assistance Offices ...7-4 GM Mobility Reimbursement Program ...7-5 Roadside Assistance Program ...7-6 Courtesy Transportation ...7-8 Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders ...7-10 Collision Damage Repair ...7-11 Customer Assistance and Information...

  • Page 496

    Information Customer Satisfaction Procedure Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to GMC. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of the vehicle will be resolved by your dealer’s sales or service departments. Sometimes, however, despite the best intentions of all concerned, misunderstandings can occur.

  • Page 497

    The BBB Auto Line Program is an out of court program administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus to settle automotive disputes regarding vehicle repairs or the interpretation of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Although you may be required to resort to this informal dispute resolution program prior to filling out a court action, use of the program is free of charge and your case will generally be heard within...

  • Page 498

    1-800-263-3830.) Customer Assistance Offices GMC encourages customers to call the toll-free number for assistance. However, if a customer wishes to write or e-mail GMC, refer to the addresses below. United States GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit, MI 48232-5172 www.GMC.com...

  • Page 499

    Canada General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre, 163-005 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 1-800-263-3777 (English) 1-800-263-7854 (French) 1-800-263-3830 (For Text Telephone devices (TTYs)) Roadside Assistance: 1-800-268-6800 All Overseas Locations Please contact the local General Motors Business Unit. Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Islands/Countries (Except Puerto Rico and U.S.

  • Page 500

    Roadside Assistance Program As the owner of a new GMC vehicle, you are automatically enrolled in the GMC Roadside Assistance program. This value-added service is intended to provide you with peace of mind as you drive in the city or travel the open road. Call 1-800-GMC-8782 (1-800-462-8782) to speak with a GMC Road Assistance representative 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • Page 501

    GMC Roadside Assistance: 1-800-462-8782, text telephone (TTY) users, call 1-888-889-2438. GMC reserves the right to limit services or reimbursement to an owner or driver when, in GMC’s judgement, the claims become excessive in frequency or type of occurrence. Roadside Assistance is not part of or included in the coverage provided by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

  • Page 502

    Courtesy Transportation To enhance your ownership experience, we and our participating dealers are proud to offer Courtesy Transportation, a customer support program for new vehicles. The Courtesy Transportation program is offered to customers in conjunction with the Bumper-to-Bumper coverage provided by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Several transportation options are available when warranty repairs are required.

  • Page 503

    Courtesy Rental Vehicle Your dealer may arrange to provide you with a courtesy rental vehicle or reimburse you for a rental vehicle that you obtain if your vehicle is kept for a warranty repair. Reimbursement will be limited to a maximum amount per day and must be supported by receipts.

  • Page 504

    Vehicle Data Collection and Event Data Recorders Your vehicle, like other modern motor vehicles, has a number of sophisticated computer systems that monitor and control several aspects of the vehicle’s performance. Your vehicle uses on-board vehicle computers to monitor emission control components to optimize fuel economy, to monitor conditions for airbag deployment and, if so equipped, to provide anti-lock braking and to help the driver control the vehicle in difficult driving situations.

  • Page 505

    Others, such as law enforcement, may have access to the special equipment that can read the information if they have access to the vehicle or the device that stores the data. If your vehicle is equipped with OnStar ® the OnStar subscription service agreement or manual for information on its operations and data collection.

  • Page 506

    Insuring Your Vehicle Protect your investment in your GM vehicle with comprehensive and collision insurance coverage. There are significant differences in the quality of coverage afforded by various insurance policy terms. Many insurance policies provide reduced protection to your GM vehicle by limiting compensation for damage repairs by using aftermarket collision parts.

  • Page 507

    • Gather the important information you will need from the other driver. Things like name, address, phone number, driver’s license number, vehicle license plate, vehicle make, model and model year, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), insurance company and policy number, and a general description of the damage to the other vehicle.

  • Page 508

    Reporting Safety Defects Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in addition to notifying General Motors.

  • Page 509

    Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation like this, we certainly hope you’ll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-GMC-8782 (1-800-462-8782), or write: GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172...

  • Page 510

    Service Bulletins Service Bulletins give technical service information needed to knowledgeably service General Motors cars and trucks. Each bulletin contains instructions to assist in the diagnosis and service of your vehicle. In Canada, information pertaining to Product Service Bulletins can be obtained by contacting your General Motors dealer or by calling 1-800-GM-DRIVE (1-800-463-7483).

  • Page 511

    Accessories and Modifications ... 5-3 Accessory Inflator ... 5-71 Accessory Power Outlet(s) ... 3-19 Adding a Snow Plow or Similar Equipment ... 4-50 Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ... 1-72 Additives, Fuel ... 5-6 Add-On Electrical Equipment ... 5-102 Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal ...

  • Page 512

    Audio System(s) (cont.) Chime Level Adjustment ... 3-143 Fixed Mast Antenna ... 3-143 Navigation/Radio System, see Navigation Manual ... 3-124 Radio with Cassette and CD ... 3-96 Radio with CD ... 3-68, 3-80 Radio with Six-Disc CD ... 3-110 Rear Seat Audio (RSA) ... 3-137 Setting the Time ...

  • Page 513

    Chains, Tire ... 5-71 Charging System Light ... 3-38 Check Engine Light ... 3-42 Gages Warning Light ... 3-48 Check Gas Cap Light ... 3-49 Checking Things Under the Hood ... 5-10 Chemical Paint Spotting ... 5-99 Child Restraints Child Restraint Systems ... 1-37 Infants and Young Children ...

  • Page 514

    Customer Assistance Information (cont.) GM Mobility Reimbursement Program ... 7-5 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ... 7-15 Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government ... 7-14 Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government ... 7-14 Roadside Assistance Program ... 7-6 Service Publications Ordering Information ...

  • Page 515

    Electrical System (cont.) Rear Underseat Fuse Block ... 5-111 Windshield Wiper Fuses ... 5-102 Electronically Controlled Air Suspension System ... 4-55 Engine Air Cleaner/Filter ... 5-21 Battery ... 5-41 Change Engine Oil Light ... 3-46 Check and Service Engine Soon Light ... 3-42 Coolant ...

  • Page 516

    Fuses Engine Compartment Fuse Block ... 5-103 Fuses and Circuit Breakers ... 5-103 Rear Underseat Fuse Block ... 5-111 Windshield Wiper ... 5-102 Gage Check Gages Warning Light ... 3-48 Engine Coolant Temperature ... 3-41 Fuel ... 3-49 Oil Pressure ... 3-45 Speedometer ...

  • Page 517

    Ignition Positions ... 2-19 Infants and Young Children, Restraints ... 1-34 Inflation - Tire Pressure ... 5-62 Instrument Panel Overview ... 3-4 Instrument Panel (I/P) Brightness ... 3-17 Cluster ... 3-32 Jump Starting ... 5-42 Keyless Entry System ... 2-5 Keys ...

  • Page 518

    Locking Rear Axle ... 4-9 Lockout Protection ... 2-12 Locks Delayed Locking ... 2-9 Door ... 2-8 Lockout Protection ... 2-12 Power Door ... 2-9 Programmable Automatic Door Locks ... 2-10 Rear Door Security Locks ... 2-12 Loss of Control ... 4-18 Low Fuel Warning Light ...

  • Page 519

    Navigation/Radio System, see Navigation Manual ... 3-124 New Vehicle Break-In ... 2-19 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts ... 6-14 Odometer ... 3-33 Odometer, Trip ... 3-33 Off-Road Driving ... 4-19 Off-Road Recovery ... 4-16 Change Engine Oil Light ... 3-46 Engine ... 5-16 Pressure Gage ...

  • Page 520

    Power (cont.) Seat ... 1-3 Steering Fluid ... 5-36 Windows ... 2-15 Pretensioners, Safety Belt ... 1-31 Programmable Automatic Door Locks ... 2-10 Questions and Answers About Safety Belts ... 1-18 Radiator Pressure Cap ... 5-28 Radios ... 3-66 Care of Your Cassette Tape Player ... 3-141 Care of Your CD and DVD Player ...

  • Page 521

    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire ... 5-78 Removing the Spare Tire and Tools ... 5-75 Replacement Bulbs ... 5-52 Reporting Safety Defects Canadian Government ... 7-14 General Motors ... 7-15 United States Government ... 7-14 Restraint System Check Checking the Restraint Systems ...

  • Page 522

    Service (cont.) Doing Your Own Work ... 5-4 Engine Soon Light ... 3-42 Four-Wheel-Drive Warning Light ... 3-48 Publications Ordering Information ... 7-15 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ... 1-71 Setting the Time ... 3-68 Sheet Metal Damage ... 5-99 Shifting Into Park (P) ... 2-32 Shifting Out of Park (P) ...

  • Page 523

    Tires (cont.) Inflator, Accessory ... 5-71 Inspection and Rotation ... 5-63 Installing the Spare Tire ... 5-78 Removing the Flat Tire ... 5-78 Removing the Spare Tire and Tools ... 5-75 Secondary Latch System ... 5-84 Spare Tire ... 5-92 Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools ...

  • Page 524

    Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators ... 3-31 Warnings DIC Warnings and Messages ... 3-54 Hazard Warning Flashers ... 3-6 Other Warning Devices ... 3-6 Safety and Symbols ... iii Vehicle Damage ... iv Wheels Alignment and Tire Balance ... 5-69 Different Size ...

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