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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ..... . 2 In Brief ......5 Keys, Doors, and Windows .
  • Page 3: Introduction

    It is an to, GM, the GM logo, GMC, the alphabetical list of what is in the GMC Truck Emblem, and SAVANA Refer to the purchase...
  • Page 4 Introduction A circle with a slash through it is a : Airbag Readiness Light Danger safety symbol which means Do : Air Conditioning Not, Do not do this, or Do not let Danger indicates a hazard with a this happen. : Antilock Brake System (ABS) high level of risk which will result : Audio Steering Wheel Controls...
  • Page 5 Introduction : Remote Vehicle Start : Safety Belt Reminders : Tire Pressure Monitor : Tow/Haul Mode ® : Traction Control/StabiliTrak : Under Pressure : Windshield Washer Fluid...
  • Page 6: In Brief

    In Brief In Brief Parking Assist ....20 Power Outlets ....20 Performance and Maintenance Instrument Panel Traction Control/Electronic...
  • Page 7: Instrument Panel

    In Brief Instrument Panel...
  • Page 8: Instrument Panel

    In Brief 1. Air Vents 0 162. 12. Power Outlet 110 Volt 22. Data Link Connector (DLC) Alternating Current. See Power (Out of View). See Malfunction 2. Driver Information Center (DIC) Outlets 0 91. Indicator Lamp (Check Engine Buttons (Out of View). See Light) 0 100.
  • Page 9: Initial Drive Information

    In Brief Initial Drive panic alarm. Press again to cancel the panic alarm or move the Information ignition to ON/RUN. This section provides a brief See Keys 0 23 or Keys 0 23 and overview about some of the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) important features that may or may System Operation 0 25.
  • Page 10: Door Locks

    In Brief if equipped. From the inside, slide See Manual Windows 0 36. Press and hold until the the manual lever on the door up parking lamps turn off. Power Windows or down. Turn on the hazard warning See Door Locks 0 28. flashers.
  • Page 11: Seat Adjustment

    In Brief at any time by pulling up on the 3. Try to move the seat back and Reclining Seatbacks switch. To open the window part forth to be sure the seat is way, lightly tap the switch until the locked in place.
  • Page 12: Safety Belts

    In Brief 1. Lift the lever fully without Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 47. applying pressure to the Lower Anchors and Tethers for seatback, and the seatback will Children (LATCH System) 0 71. return to the upright position. Airbag On-Off Switch 2. Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked.
  • Page 13: Steering Wheel Adjustment

    In Brief Push the tab forward for daytime use and pull it rearward for nighttime use to avoid glare of the headlamps from behind. See Manual Rearview Mirror 0 36. Steering Wheel Adjustment If equipped with power mirrors, If equipped, towing mirrors can be select each mirror by turning the adjusted manually for a clear view knob clockwise for the passenger...
  • Page 14: Interior Lighting

    In Brief 2. Release the lever to lock the this position, the dome lamps Exterior Lighting steering wheel in place. remain on whether a door is opened or closed. See Steering Wheel Adjustment 0 86. DOME OFF : This button is located above the instrument panel Interior Lighting brightness knob.
  • Page 15: Windshield Wiper/washer

    In Brief : Turns on the headlamps : Fast wipes. together with the parking lamps and : Use to turn the wipers off. instrument panel lights. : Push the paddle on top of the See: turn signal lever to spray washer Exterior Lamp Controls 0 123 fluid on the windshield.
  • Page 16: Climate Controls

    In Brief Climate Controls The vehicle's heating, cooling, and ventilation can be controlled with these systems. Vehicles without Air Conditioning 1. Fan Control 2. Temperature Control 3. Air Delivery Mode Control...
  • Page 17: Transmission

    In Brief Transmission Range Selection Mode If equipped, Range Selection Mode helps control the vehicle's Vehicles with Air Conditioning transmission and vehicle speed while driving downhill or towing a 1. Fan Control See Climate Control Systems 0 157. trailer by letting you select a desired See Rear Heating System 0 159, range of gears.
  • Page 18: Vehicle Features

    In Brief Grade Braking is not available when Vehicle Features Range Selection Mode is active. See Tow/Haul Mode 0 186. Infotainment System While using Range Selection Mode, If the vehicle has a base radio it is Cruise Control and the Tow/Haul included in this manual.
  • Page 19: Radio(s)

    In Brief Radio(s) CAT (category) can display. Continue pressing to highlight the desired tab, or press the softkey located under any one of the tabs and the information about that tab displays. For more information about these and other radio features, see Infotainment 0 130.
  • Page 20: Portable Audio Devices

    In Brief Setting the Clock a 3.5 mm (1/8 in) input cable or the : Press to go to the USB port depending on the audio previous favorite radio station, track To set the time and date for the system. ®...
  • Page 21: Cruise Control

    In Brief Cruise Control SET : Press briefly to set the Parking Assist speed and activate cruise control, If equipped, Rear Parking Assist or press and hold to decelerate. (RPA) uses sensors on the rear If cruise control is already active, bumper to assist with parking and use to decrease vehicle speed.
  • Page 22: Performance And Maintenance

    In Brief Performance and To turn off traction control, press and release the StabiliTrak Maintenance button . The appropriate DIC message will display. See Ride Traction Control/ Control System Messages Electronic Stability 0 114. The low tire pressure warning light Control To turn off both traction control alerts to a significant loss in...
  • Page 23: Engine Oil Life System

    Brake gradually and avoid Canada: 1-800-268-6800 with the engine off. abrupt stops. As the owner of a new GMC, you 2. Fully press and release the Avoid idling the engine for long are automatically enrolled in the accelerator pedal slowly three periods of time.
  • Page 24: Keys, Doors, And Windows

    Keys, Doors, and Windows Keys, Doors, and Exterior Mirrors Keys and Locks Convex Mirrors ....34 Windows Manual Mirrors ....34 Keys Trailer-Tow Mirrors .
  • Page 25 Keys, Doors, and Windows moving the key out of the RUN Warning (Continued) position. Do not add any additional items to the ring attached to the impacted, and airbags may not ignition key. Attach additional items deploy. To reduce the risk of only to the second ring, and limit unintentional rotation of the added items to a few essential keys...
  • Page 26: Remote Keyless Entry (rke)

    Keys, Doors, and Windows See your dealer if a replacement If the transmitter is still not key or additional key is needed. working correctly, see your dealer or a qualified technician If it becomes difficult to turn a key, for service. inspect the key blade for debris.
  • Page 27 Keys, Doors, and Windows The interior lamps come on and RUN or is pressed again. The Caution stay on for 20 seconds or until the ignition must be in LOCK/OFF for ignition is turned on. If enabled the panic alarm to work. When replacing the battery, do through the DIC, the parking lamps not touch any of the circuitry on...
  • Page 28: Remote Vehicle Start

    Keys, Doors, and Windows transmitter. Do not insert when doing so. Check local running. The doors will be the tool too far. Stop as regulations for any requirements on locked. The airbag readiness soon as resistance is felt. remote starting of vehicles. light will be on during a remote start.
  • Page 29: Door Locks

    Keys, Doors, and Windows back to LOCK/OFF using the key Two remote vehicle starts have Warning (Continued) before the remote start procedure already been provided. can be used again. extreme heat and can suffer Door Locks To cancel a remote start do any of permanent injuries or even the following: death from heat stroke.
  • Page 30: Power Door Locks

    Keys, Doors, and Windows To lock the door from the inside, Cargo Door Relocking Automatic Door Locks slide the manual lever on the door If the cargo door is open when the The vehicle may have an automatic down. To unlock the door, slide the lock button is pressed on the door lock/unlock feature.
  • Page 31: Doors

    Keys, Doors, and Windows Doors Side Door (60/40 Swing-Out) 60/40 Swing-Out Side Side Sliding Door Door Driver Side Shown, For the side sliding door, move the Passenger Side Similar button up to engage the security feature. Move the button down to For the 60/40 side swing-out door, return the door locks to normal move the button to the right for the...
  • Page 32: Sliding Door

    Keys, Doors, and Windows To open the rear portion of a 60/ Sliding Door 40 door from the outside, pull the handle on the side of the rear door and pull the door toward you. To close the 60/40 side doors, close the rear door first.
  • Page 33: Rear Doors

    Keys, Doors, and Windows Rear Doors Warning (Continued) Warning death from heat stroke. Always lock the vehicle Unlocked doors can be whenever leaving it. dangerous. Outsiders can easily enter Passengers, especially through an unlocked door children, can easily open when you slow down or stop the doors and fall out of a the vehicle.
  • Page 34: Vehicle Security

    Keys, Doors, and Windows Vehicle Security When the PASS-Key III+ system senses that someone is using the This vehicle has theft-deterrent wrong key, it shuts down the features; however, they do not make vehicle's starter and fuel systems. the vehicle impossible to steal. The starter will not work and fuel will stop being delivered to the engine.
  • Page 35: Exterior Mirrors

    Keys, Doors, and Windows programmed for the vehicle. This 4. Insert the key to be Exterior Mirrors procedure is for learning additional programmed and turn it to ON/ keys only. If all the currently RUN within 10 seconds of Convex Mirrors programmed keys are lost or do not removing the previous key.
  • Page 36: Trailer-tow Mirrors

    Keys, Doors, and Windows On the lower portion of each mirror The mirrors can be manually folded Heated Mirrors is an auxiliary convex mirror. in or out. For vehicles with heated mirrors: A convex mirror's surface is curved Power Mirrors so you can see more from the driver (Rear Defogger) : Press to seat.
  • Page 37: Interior Mirrors

    Keys, Doors, and Windows Interior Mirrors Windows Manual Windows Operate the manual windows by Interior Rearview Mirrors Warning turning the hand crank on each door to raise or lower the side door Adjust the rearview mirror for a clear Never leave a child, a helpless windows.
  • Page 38: Swing-out Windows

    Keys, Doors, and Windows holding the switch. Press fully and To close the window, pull the latch release the switch marked AUTO to toward you and push down on the activate the express-down mode. latch to lock it. This mode can be canceled at any time by pulling up on the switch.
  • Page 39: Sun Visors

    Keys, Doors, and Windows protection system on passenger and Vehicle Configuration ETG Locations crew vans. ETG may help keep Sliding door forward window passengers sitting next to these Passenger Vans with five or more (if equipped) and rear-most side fixed windows from being ejected seating positions windows through the glass in some, but not...
  • Page 40: Seats And Restraints

    Seats and Restraints Seats and When Should an Airbag Head Restraints Inflate? ..... . . 57 Restraints On vehicles with factory installed What Makes an Airbag seats, the front seats have built-in Inflate? .
  • Page 41: Front Seats

    Seats and Restraints Front Seats To adjust the seat: Move the center knob to the right or left to move the seat 1. Lift the bar under the front forward or rearward. Seat Adjustment edge of the seat cushion to unlock the seat.
  • Page 42 Seats and Restraints 2. Push and pull on the seatback to make sure it is locked. Warning Sitting in a reclined position when the vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even when buckled up, the safety belts cannot do their job.
  • Page 43: Rear Seats

    Seats and Restraints Rear Seats Removing the Rear Seat Disconnect the mini-latch plates for the lap-shoulder belts on the bench seat to be removed. Three-Passenger Seat Three-Passenger Seat The left side pin has a gray cap The right side pin has a with a black L marked on it.
  • Page 44 Seats and Restraints 4. Repeat this procedure for the Warning (Continued) other pins. 5. Pull the seat rearward about injured. Be sure to lock the seat 5 cm (2 in), and then lift the into place properly when seat from the floor rails. installing it.
  • Page 45 Seats and Restraints vehicle has floor mats, pull the flap that has been cut into the mat. 3. Insert the locking pins into the seat base and push the seat to line up the pins with the base. On a three-passenger seat, the pin with the black cap marked R must be installed on the right side and the pin...
  • Page 46: Safety Belts

    Seats and Restraints 8. Connect the mini-latch plates Safety Belts Warning (Continued) for the lap-shoulder belts by This section of the manual inserting the latch plates into passengers to ride in any area of describes how to use safety belts the mini-buckles attached at the vehicle that is not equipped properly.
  • Page 47: How To Wear Safety Belts

    Seats and Restraints When riding in a vehicle, you travel Q: If my vehicle has airbags, why It is very important for all occupants as fast as the vehicle does. If the should I have to wear safety to buckle up. Statistics show that vehicle stops suddenly, you keep unbelted people are hurt more often belts?
  • Page 48: Lap-shoulder Belt

    Seats and Restraints pelvic bones and you would be Lap-Shoulder Belt If the shoulder portion of a less likely to slide under the lap passenger belt is pulled out all All seating positions in the vehicle belt. If you slid under it, the belt the way, the child restraint have a lap-shoulder belt.
  • Page 49 Seats and Restraints Position the release button on It may be necessary to pull pulled out. If this happens, pull the the buckle so that the safety stitching on the safety belt safety belt straight out firmly to belt could be quickly unbuckled through the latch plate to fully unlock the webbing, and then if necessary.
  • Page 50 Seats and Restraints Although the safety belt properly adjusted, the comfort guide pretensioners cannot be seen, they positions the shoulder belt away from the neck and head. are part of the safety belt assembly. They can help tighten the safety belts during the early stages of a moderate to severe frontal, near frontal, or rear crash if the threshold...
  • Page 51 Seats and Restraints 2. Place the guide over the belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. Adjustable comfort guides are available through your dealer for the left rear outboard seating positions of the three-passenger bench seats 1.
  • Page 52: Safety Belt Use During

    Seats and Restraints To remove and store the comfort Warning (Continued) guide, squeeze the belt edges together so that the safety belt can seriously injured. The shoulder be removed from the guide. Slide belt should go over the shoulder the guide into its storage pocket on and across the chest.
  • Page 53: Safety Belt Extender

    Seats and Restraints But if a safety belt is not long Make sure the safety belt reminder enough, your dealer will order you light is working. See Safety Belt an extender. When you go in to Reminders 0 97. order it, take the heaviest coat you Keep safety belts clean and dry.
  • Page 54: Replacing Safety Belt System Parts After A Crash

    Seats and Restraints Replacing Safety Belt After a minor crash, replacement of Airbag System safety belts may not be necessary. System Parts after a The vehicle has the following But the safety belt assemblies that Crash airbag: were used during any crash may have been stressed or damaged.
  • Page 55 Seats and Restraints A roof-rail airbag for the front If the van is equipped with a Airbags are designed to supplement outboard passenger and the sliding door, the roof-rail airbag the protection provided by safety passenger seated directly for the front outboard passenger belts.
  • Page 56: Where Are The Airbags

    Seats and Restraints Warning (Continued) Warning (Continued) supplemental restraints to the the front outboard passenger safety belts. Everyone in the airbags are most effective when vehicle should wear a safety belt you are sitting well back and properly, whether or not there is upright in the seat with both feet There is an airbag readiness light an airbag for that person.
  • Page 57 Seats and Restraints The driver frontal airbag is in the center of the steering wheel. Driver Side Shown, Passenger Driver Side Shown, Passenger Side Similar Side Similar If the vehicle has seat-mounted side If the vehicle has a single seating If the vehicle has a front outboard impact airbags for the driver and row and it has roof-rail airbags for...
  • Page 58: When Should An Airbag

    Seats and Restraints When Should an Airbag Warning Inflate? If something is between an This vehicle is equipped with one or occupant and an airbag, the more airbags. See Airbag System airbag might not inflate properly 0 53. Airbags are designed to inflate or it might force the object into if the impact exceeds the specific that person causing severe injury...
  • Page 59: What Makes An Airbag

    Seats and Restraints It depends largely on what you hit, of the impact. In addition, these How Does an Airbag the direction of the impact, and how roof-rail airbags are designed to Restrain? quickly the vehicle slows down. inflate during a rollover. Roof-rail airbags are not designed to inflate in In moderate to severe frontal or Frontal airbags may inflate at...
  • Page 60: What Will You See After An Airbag Inflates

    Seats and Restraints not toward those airbags. See the windshield or being able to steer inflate. The feature may also When Should an Airbag Inflate? the vehicle, nor does it prevent activate, without airbag inflation, 0 57 for more information. people from leaving the vehicle.
  • Page 61: Airbag On-off Switch

    Seats and Restraints Additional windshield breakage may Airbag On-Off Switch also occur from the front outboard If the instrument panel has one of passenger airbag. the switches pictured in the Airbags are designed to inflate following illustrations, the vehicle only once. After an airbag has an airbag on-off switch that you inflates, you will need some new can use to manually turn on or off...
  • Page 62 Seats and Restraints The infant has a medical Medical Condition. A passenger Warning (Continued) condition which, according to the has a medical condition which, infant's physician, makes it according to his or her physician: passenger frontal airbag unless necessary for the infant to ride in Causes the passenger airbag to the person sitting there is in a risk the front seat so that the driver...
  • Page 63 Seats and Restraints Warning If the airbag readiness light ever comes on and stays on, it means that something may be wrong with the airbag system. For example, the front outboard passenger frontal airbag could inflate even though the airbag on-off switch is turned off.
  • Page 64: Servicing The Airbag-equipped

    Seats and Restraints To turn the front outboard passenger Your dealer and the service manual Warning (Continued) airbag on again, insert the ignition have information about the location key into the switch, push in, and of the airbag sensors, sensing and can still inflate during improper move the switch to the on position.
  • Page 65: Replacing Airbag System Parts

    Seats and Restraints Child Restraints Caution Warning (Continued) Older Children If an airbag covering is damaged, in serious injury or even death. To opened, or broken, the airbag help make sure the airbag may not work properly. Do not systems are working properly open or break the airbag after a crash, have them coverings.
  • Page 66 Seats and Restraints The manufacturer instructions that Can proper safety belt fit be In a crash, children who are not come with the booster seat state the maintained for the length of the buckled up can strike other people weight and height limitations for that trip? If yes, continue.
  • Page 67: Infants And Young Children

    Seats and Restraints restraints. In fact, the law in every Warning (Continued) state in the United States and in every Canadian province says That could cause serious or fatal children up to some age must be injuries. The shoulder belt should restrained while in a vehicle.
  • Page 68 Seats and Restraints Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, they should have the protection provided by appropriate child restraints. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its airbag system is designed for them. Children who are not restrained properly can strike other people, or can be thrown out of the vehicle.
  • Page 69: Child Restraint Systems

    Seats and Restraints restraint will have a label saying Child Restraint Systems Warning that it meets federal motor vehicle safety standards. A young child's hip bones are still The restraint manufacturer so small that the vehicle's regular instructions that come with the safety belt may not remain low on restraint state the weight and the hip bones, as it should.
  • Page 70 Seats and Restraints Warning (Continued) restraint properly in the vehicle using the vehicle safety belt or LATCH system, following the instructions that came with that child restraint and the instructions in this manual. To help reduce the chance of injury, the child restraint must be secured Forward-Facing Child Seat Booster Seats...
  • Page 71: Where To Put The Restraint

    Seats and Restraints important, so if they are not Securing the Child Within the see Airbag On-Off Switch 0 60 and available, obtain a replacement Securing Child Restraints (Rear Child Restraint copy from the manufacturer. Seat) 0 78 or Securing Child Restraints (Front Passenger Seat) Keep in mind that an unsecured Warning...
  • Page 72: Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children (latch System)

    Seats and Restraints Child restraints and booster seats properly secure any child restraint in Warning (Continued) vary considerably in size, and some your vehicle even when no child may fit in certain seating positions is in it. Even if the airbag switch (if better than others.
  • Page 73 Seats and Restraints Booster seats use the vehicle s The following explains how to attach Lower anchors (1) are metal bars safety belts to secure the child in a child restraint with these built into the vehicle. There are two the booster seat.
  • Page 74 Seats and Restraints forward movement and rotation of Lower Anchor and Top Tether the child restraint during driving or in Anchor Locations a crash. The child restraint may have a single tether (3) or a dual tether (4). Either will have a single attachment (2) to secure the top tether to the anchor.
  • Page 75 Seats and Restraints If the vehicle is equipped with a four Do not secure a child restraint in a passenger fourth or fifth row seat, it position without a top tether anchor does not have upper or lower if a national or local law requires anchors.
  • Page 76 Seats and Restraints Warning (Continued) Warning Caution killed. Install a LATCH-type child Children can be seriously injured Do not let the LATCH restraint properly using the or strangled if a shoulder belt is attachments rub against the anchors, or use the vehicle safety wrapped around their neck.
  • Page 77 Seats and Restraints 1. Attach and tighten the lower 2.1. Find the top tether anchor. If the position you are attachments to the lower using does not have a 2.2. For the second, third, and anchors. If the child restraint headrest or head restraint fourth row with does not have lower...
  • Page 78: Replacing Latch System Parts

    Seats and Restraints Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash Warning A crash can damage the LATCH system in the vehicle. A damaged LATCH system may not properly secure the child restraint, resulting in serious injury or even death in a crash. To help make sure the LATCH system is If the position you are If the position you are...
  • Page 79: Securing Child Restraints

    Seats and Restraints Securing Child Restraints In Canada, the law requires that forward-facing child restraints have (Rear Seat) a top tether, and that the tether be When securing a child restraint in a attached. rear seating position, study the If the child restraint or vehicle seat instructions that came with the child position does not have the LATCH restraint to make sure it is...
  • Page 80 Seats and Restraints 6. If the child restraint has a top tether, follow the child restraint manufacturer's instructions regarding the use of the top tether. See Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System) 0 71 for more information. 7. Before placing a child in the child restraint, make sure it is securely held in place.
  • Page 81: Securing Child Restraints (front Passenger Seat)

    Seats and Restraints Securing Child Restraints Warning (Continued) Warning (Front Passenger Seat) airbag. A child in a forward-facing If the airbag readiness light ever This vehicle has airbags. A rear child restraint can be seriously comes on and stays on, it means seat is a safer place to secure a injured or killed if the front that something may be wrong...
  • Page 82 Seats and Restraints Do not secure a child seat in a 3. Pick up the latch plate, and run position without a top tether anchor the lap and shoulder portions if a national or local law requires of the vehicle safety belt that the top tether be anchored, or if through or around the restraint.
  • Page 83 Seats and Restraints 7. If the vehicle does not have a the child restraint from the vehicle rear seat and the child restraint unless the person who will be sitting manufacturer recommends there is a member of a passenger using a top tether anchor, airbag risk group.
  • Page 84: Storage

    Storage Storage Storage Additional Storage Compartments Features Storage Compartments Cargo Tie-Downs Warning Storage Compartments ..83 Front Storage ....83 Do not store heavy or sharp Additional Storage Features objects in storage compartments.
  • Page 85 Storage Warning Warning The child restraint top tether strap Never allow anyone to ride in the may be damaged by contact with cargo area. It is extremely items in the cargo area. Your child dangerous to ride in the cargo could be seriously injured or killed area of a vehicle.
  • Page 86: Instruments And Controls

    Instruments and Controls Instruments and Airbag On-Off Light ... . 98 Engine Cooling System Charging System Light ..99 Messages ....111 Controls Malfunction Indicator Lamp Engine Oil Messages .
  • Page 87: Steering Wheel Adjustment

    Instruments and Controls ® Controls Do not adjust the steering wheel an iPod or USB device. Also press while driving. to reject an incoming call, or end a current call. Steering Wheel Steering Wheel Controls Radio Adjustment To select preset or favorite radio stations: Press and release go to the next or previous radio...
  • Page 88: Horn

    Instruments and Controls While listening to a CD, press and 2. Press and release (Push to Talk) : Press to silence the vehicle speakers only. hold to quickly move forward to scroll up or down the list, Press again to turn the sound on. through the tracks.
  • Page 89: Compass

    Instruments and Controls compass variance by resetting the (Mist) : Use for a single wipe. (Washer Fluid) : Push the zone through the DIC if the zone is paddle to spray washer fluid on the Hold the band on , then release. not set correctly.
  • Page 90 Instruments and Controls Compass Calibration To calibrate the compass, use the following procedure: The compass can be manually calibrated. Only calibrate the Compass Calibration Procedure compass in a magnetically clean 1. Before calibrating the compass, and safe location, such as an open make sure the compass zone parking lot, where driving the is set to the variance zone in...
  • Page 91: Clock

    Instruments and Controls calibration is complete. The clockwise or counterclockwise 3. To decrease, press SEEK or DIC display will then return to to select the default time REV. Turn the knob, on settings. PRESS TO CALIBRATE the upper right side of the COMPASS.
  • Page 92: Power Outlets

    Instruments and Controls Power Outlets Power Outlet 110/120 Volt Caution Alternating Current Power Outlets 12 Volt Direct Leaving electrical equipment This power outlet can be used to Current plugged in for an extended period plug in electrical equipment that The accessory power outlets can be uses a maximum limit of 150 watts.
  • Page 93: Warning Lights

    Instruments and Controls The power outlet is not designed for Warning Lights, Caution the following, and may not work Gauges, and properly if they are plugged in: Holding a cigarette lighter in while Indicators Equipment with high initial peak it is heating does not let the wattage, such as lighter back away from the Warning lights and gauges can...
  • Page 94: Instrument Cluster

    Instruments and Controls Instrument Cluster English Shown, Metric Similar...
  • Page 95: Speedometer

    Instruments and Controls If the vehicle has a diesel engine, Fuel Gauge see the Duramax diesel supplement for more information. Speedometer The speedometer shows the vehicle speed in kilometers per hour (km/h) and miles per hour (mph). Odometer The odometer shows how far the vehicle has been driven, in either English kilometers or miles.
  • Page 96: Engine Oil Pressure Gauge

    Instruments and Controls At the gas station, the fuel pump Engine Oil Pressure shuts off before the gauge Gauge reads full. It takes a little more or less fuel to fill up than the fuel gauge indicated. For example, the gauge may have indicated the tank was half full, but it actually took a little more or less than...
  • Page 97: Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge

    Instruments and Controls Engine Coolant Caution Temperature Gauge Lack of proper engine oil maintenance can damage the engine. Driving with the engine oil low can also damage the engine. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Check the oil level as soon as possible.
  • Page 98: Voltmeter Gauge

    Instruments and Controls Voltmeter Gauge charging system is not able to When the vehicle is started, this provide full power at engine idle. As light flashes and a chime may come engine speeds are increased, this on to remind the driver to fasten condition should correct itself as their safety belt.
  • Page 99: Airbag On-off Light

    Instruments and Controls If there is a problem with the airbag system, a Driver Information Center (DIC) message may also come on. See Airbag System Messages 0 115. Airbag On-Off Light The airbag readiness light comes on for several seconds when the When the front outboard passenger vehicle is started.
  • Page 100: Charging System Light

    Instruments and Controls Charging System Light Warning Warning (Continued) If the front outboard passenger example, the front outboard frontal airbag is turned off for a passenger frontal airbag could person who is not in a risk group inflate even though the airbag identified by the national on-off switch is turned off.
  • Page 101: Malfunction Indicator Lamp (check Engine Light)

    Instruments and Controls the light on, turn off accessories, Malfunctions are often indicated by Caution (Continued) such as the radio and air the system before any problem is conditioner. noticeable. Being aware of the light costly repairs not covered by the and seeking service promptly when vehicle warranty.
  • Page 102: Brake System Warning

    Instruments and Controls previous guidelines and see your Emissions Inspection and The light does not come on dealer for service as soon as when the ignition is in ON/RUN Maintenance Programs possible. while the engine is off. If the vehicle requires an Emissions If the light is on steady : A Critical emission control systems Inspection/Maintenance test, the...
  • Page 103: Antilock Brake System (abs)

    Instruments and Controls If the warning light comes on, there If the light is still on, have the If it does not, have the vehicle could be a brake problem. Have the vehicle towed for service. See serviced by your dealer. If the brake system inspected right away.
  • Page 104: Stabilitrak ® Off Light

    Instruments and Controls For vehicles with the Tow/Haul See Traction Control/Electronic If the light is on and flashing, the Mode feature, this light comes on Stability Control 0 188. TCS and/or the StabiliTrak system when the Tow/Haul Mode has been is actively working.
  • Page 105: Engine Oil Pressure Light

    Instruments and Controls shown on the Tire and Loading Low Fuel Warning Light Caution (Continued) Information label. See Tire Pressure 0 258. have the vehicle serviced. Always When the Light Flashes First and follow the maintenance schedule Then Is On Steady for changing engine oil.
  • Page 106: Security Light

    Instruments and Controls Security Light This light comes on when the Information Displays high-beam headlamps are in use. See Headlamp High/Low-Beam Driver Information Changer 0 124. Center (DIC) Cruise Control Light This vehicle has a DIC. All messages will appear in the DIC display at the bottom of the The security light should come on instrument cluster.
  • Page 107 Instruments and Controls If there is a problem with the system The buttons are the trip/fuel, vehicle (Set/Reset) : Press this button to that controls the temperature information, customization, and set/ set or reset certain functions and to display, the numbers will be reset buttons.
  • Page 108 Instruments and Controls The trip odometer has a feature display will show the number of If the vehicle is low on fuel, the called the retro-active reset. This kilometers (km) or miles (mi) that FUEL LEVEL LOW message will be can be used to set the trip odometer displayed.
  • Page 109 Instruments and Controls Timer vehicle speeds recorded since the change the oil on a schedule last reset of this value. To reset the consistent with your driving Press until TIMER displays. conditions. value, press and hold . The This display can be used as a timer. display will return to zero.
  • Page 110 Instruments and Controls Park Assist Tire Pressure Engine Hours If the vehicle has the Rear Parking If the vehicle has the Tire Pressure Press until ENGINE HOURS Monitor System (TPMS), the Assist (RPA) system, press until displays. This display shows the pressure for each tire can be viewed PARK ASSIST displays.
  • Page 111: Vehicle Messages

    Instruments and Controls Calibrate Compass Vehicle Messages Battery Voltage and Charging Messages The vehicle may have this feature. Messages displayed on the DIC The compass can be manually indicate the status of the vehicle or SERVICE BATTERY calibrated. To calibrate the compass some action may be needed to CHARGING SYSTEM through the DIC, see Compass...
  • Page 112: Compass Messages

    Instruments and Controls on the DIC display. If the message cargo door. Restart the vehicle and vehicle, check the door for is still displayed or appears again check for the message on the DIC obstructions, and close the door when you begin driving, the brake display.
  • Page 113: Engine Oil Messages

    Instruments and Controls conditioning compressor turns back Engine Oil Messages corrected. Check the oil as soon as on. You can continue to drive the possible and have the vehicle CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON vehicle. serviced by your dealer. See Engine Oil 0 217.
  • Page 114: Fuel System Messages

    Instruments and Controls stays on, the vehicle should be Key and Lock Messages TURN SIGNAL ON taken to your dealer for service as This message displays and a chime REPLACE BATTERY IN soon as possible. sounds if a turn signal is left on for REMOTE KEY 1.2 km (0.75 mi).
  • Page 115: Ride Control System

    Instruments and Controls SERVICE PARK ASSIST SERVICE TRACTION benefits of the stability enhancement system, you should CONTROL This message displays if there is a normally leave StabiliTrak on. problem with the Rear Parking If the vehicle has StabiliTrak, this However, you should turn Assist (RPA) system.
  • Page 116: Airbag System Messages

    Instruments and Controls The message could display if the Security Messages Have the climate control system stability system takes longer serviced by your dealer if you notice SERVICE THEFT DETERRENT than usual to complete its a drop in heating and air SYSTEM diagnostic checks due to driving conditioning efficiency.
  • Page 117: Tire Messages

    Instruments and Controls Tire Messages SERVICE TIRE MONITOR See Tire Inspection 0 263, Tire Rotation 0 263, Tire Pressure SYSTEM CHECK TIRE PRESSURE or Monitor Operation 0 260, and Tire If the vehicle has the Tire Pressure TIRE LOW ADD AIR TO TIRE Pressure 0 258 for more Monitor System (TPMS), this information.
  • Page 118: Vehicle Reminder

    Instruments and Controls This message will only appear the allow the transmission to cool. This Vehicle first time the feature is activated in message clears and the chime Personalization an ignition cycle. See Tow/Haul stops when the fluid temperature Mode 0 186, Automatic reaches a safe level.
  • Page 119 Instruments and Controls Entering the Feature Press until the PRESS To select a setting, press while Settings Menu DISPLAY IN ENGLISH screen the desired setting is displayed on appears on the DIC display. Press the DIC. A beep will sound once a 1.
  • Page 120 Instruments and Controls ALL AT KEY OUT : All of the doors OFF : There will be no feedback To select a setting, press while will unlock when the key is taken when you press on the RKE the desired setting is displayed on out of the ignition.
  • Page 121 Instruments and Controls transmitter. You will not receive DELAY DOOR LOCK NO CHANGE : No change will be feedback when unlocking the made to this feature. The current This feature allows you to select vehicle with the RKE transmitter if setting will remain.
  • Page 122 Instruments and Controls 2 MINUTES : The exterior lamps will ON (default) : If it is dark enough LOUD : The chime volume will be stay on for two minutes. outside, the exterior lamps will turn set to a loud level. on briefly when you unlock the NO CHANGE : No change will be NO CHANGE : No change will be...
  • Page 123 Instruments and Controls A 40 second time period has To select a setting, press while elapsed with no selection made. the desired setting is displayed on the DIC. EXIT FEATURE SETTINGS This feature allows you to exit the feature settings menu. Press until FEATURE SETTINGS PRESS...
  • Page 124: Lighting

    Lighting Lighting Exterior Lighting (Parking Lamps) : Turns on the parking lamps including all lamps, except the headlamps. Exterior Lamp Controls Exterior Lighting (Headlamps) : Turns on the Exterior Lamp Controls ..123 headlamps together with the parking Exterior Lamps Off lamps and instrument panel lights.
  • Page 125: Exterior Lamps Off

    Lighting Exterior Lamps Off The DRL system comes on in daylight when the following Reminder conditions are met: If a door is open, a reminder chime The ignition is on. sounds when the headlamps or The exterior lamp control is in parking lamps are manually turned the AUTO position.
  • Page 126: Automatic Headlamp

    Lighting Automatic Headlamp The vehicle has a light sensor on bright as usual. Make sure the the top of the instrument panel. Do instrument panel brightness control System not cover the sensor; otherwise the is in the full bright position. See When it is dark enough outside and system will come on whenever the Instrument Panel Illumination...
  • Page 127: Hazard Warning Flashers

    Lighting Hazard Warning Flashers Turn and Lane-Change If after signaling a turn or lane change the arrow flashes rapidly or Signals does not come on, a signal bulb may be burned out. Have any burned out bulbs replaced. If a bulb is not burned out, check the fuse.
  • Page 128: Interior Lighting

    Lighting Interior Lighting Dome Lamps The dome lamps come on when any Instrument Panel door is opened. They turn off after Illumination Control all the doors are closed. The instrument panel brightness The knob for this feature is to the knob extends when is pressed.
  • Page 129: Reading Lamps

    Lighting Reading Lamps Lighting Features Center (DIC), you may see the voltage move up or down. This is If equipped with reading lamps, normal. If there is a problem, an Entry/Exit Lighting press the button next to each lamp alert will be displayed. to turn it on or off.
  • Page 130: Battery Power Protection

    Lighting Normally, these actions occur in steps or levels, without being noticeable. In rare cases at the highest levels of corrective action, this action may be noticeable to the driver. If so, a Driver Information Center (DIC) message might be displayed, such as SERVICE BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM.
  • Page 131: Infotainment System

    Infotainment System Infotainment Introduction functions may gray out when they are unavailable. Many infotainment System features are also available through Infotainment the instrument cluster and steering wheel controls. Base radio information is included in this manual. See the infotainment Introduction Before driving: manual for information on other Infotainment .
  • Page 132: Theft-deterrent Feature

    Infotainment System Theft-Deterrent Feature Overview (AM-FM Radio) The theft-deterrent feature works by learning a portion of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the infotainment system. The infotainment system does not operate if it is stolen or moved to a different vehicle. Overview (AM-FM Radio) 3.
  • Page 133 Infotainment System 4. Buttons 1 - 6 FWD (Forward) Saves and selects favorite Press and hold to fast stations. forward through a track. 5. EQ (Equalizer) REV (Reverse) Press to adjust the Press and hold to go equalizer. backward fast through a track.
  • Page 134: Cd/mp3)

    Infotainment System Overview (Radio with CD/MP3) 4. Buttons 1 - 6 Saves and selects favorite stations. 5. EQ (Equalizer) Press to adjust the equalizer. (Tone/Tune) Press to set the bass, midrange, treble, fade, and balance. Turn to manually select radio stations. 7.
  • Page 135: Operation

    Infotainment System 10. CD/AUX 16. BAND or press the softkey located under any one of the tabs and the Press to scroll through Press to scroll through the information about that tab displays. selecting the CD or an available bands FM1, FM2, auxiliary device.
  • Page 136 Infotainment System setting allows for more radio Adjusting the Speakers If the Rear Seat Audio (RSA) is volume compensation at faster turned on, the radio disables FADE (Balance/Fade) vehicle speeds. and mutes the rear speakers. BAL/FADE (Balance/Fade) : To Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble) Radio Messages adjust the balance or fade: To adjust the bass or treble:...
  • Page 137: Am-fm Radio

    Infotainment System Radio Storing a Radio Station as a SEEK or SEEK : Press Favorite SEEK to go to the previous or AM-FM Radio SEEK to go to the next station and You are encouraged to set up radio stay there. station favorites while the vehicle is Radio Data System (RDS) parked.
  • Page 138: Satellite Radio

    Infotainment System 2. Press the FAV button to display the process of programming To scan stations, press and hold the page where the station is to favorites for the chosen either button for two seconds until a be stored. beep sounds. The radio goes to a number of numbered pages.
  • Page 139: Radio Reception

    Infotainment System button, and steering wheel controls, 3. Press and hold one of the Radio Reception if the vehicle has this feature. See six softkeys until a beep Frequency interference and static Defensive Driving 0 164. sounds. When that softkey is can occur during normal radio pressed and released, the FAV (Favorites) : If the vehicle has...
  • Page 140: Fixed Mast Antenna

    Infotainment System FM Stereo Fixed Mast Antenna Audio Players FM stereo gives the best sound, but The fixed mast antenna can CD Player FM signals reach only about 16 to withstand most car washes without 65 km (10 to 40 mi). Tall buildings or being damaged as long as it is Care of the CD Player hills can interfere with FM signals,...
  • Page 141 Infotainment System damage the surface. Pick up CDs radio is turned on, the CD starts Caution (Continued) by the outer edges or the edge of playing where it stopped, if it was the hole and the outer edge. the last selected audio source. load one CD at a time, and keep If the surface of a CD is soiled, When a CD is inserted, the CD...
  • Page 142 Infotainment System displays on the top line of the RDM (Random) : Press to listen to bit rates: 32 kbps, 40 kbps, 56 kbps, display and artist information tracks in random, rather than 64 kbps, 80 kbps, 96 kbps, 112 kbps, displays on the bottom line.
  • Page 143 Infotainment System Root Directory track of the last playlist has there is no playlist-editing capability played, play continues from the using the radio. These playlists are The root directory is treated as a first track of the first playlist. treated as special folders containing folder.
  • Page 144 Infotainment System displays on the bottom line. When on the number of files on the disc. (Previous Folder) : Press information is not available, NO The radio may begin playing while it the softkey below the tab to INFO displays. is scanning in the background.
  • Page 145: Auxiliary Devices

    Infotainment System The album name displays on the There was a problem while Drivers are encouraged to set up second line between the arrows, burning the CD. any auxiliary device while the and songs from the current album vehicle is in P (Park). See The label is caught in the CD begin to play.
  • Page 146 Infotainment System BAND : If equipped, press to listen Using the USB Port Fifth generation or later iPod to the radio when a portable audio ® iPod nano Radios with a USB port can control device is playing. The portable ®...
  • Page 147 Infotainment System Folder and file names up to The iPod charges while it is SEEK : Press to go to the next 64 bytes. connected to the vehicle if the track. Press and hold or press vehicle is in the ACC/ACCESSORY multiple times to continue moving Files with an .mp3 or .wma file or ON/RUN position.
  • Page 148 Infotainment System Using Softkeys to Control a Third softkey, 5% through the list (Folder View) : Press the each time the softkey is pressed. USB Storage Device or iPod softkey below to view the Fourth softkey, 10% through the contents of the current folder on the The five softkeys below the radio list each time the softkey is USB drive.
  • Page 149 Infotainment System 4. Turn to scroll through the (Repeat All) : Press the softkey (Shuffle All Songs/Shuffle Songs) : Press the softkey folders or files in the below to repeat all tracks. The selected menu. below to shuffle all tab appears lowered when Repeat All is being used.
  • Page 150: Onstar System

    Infotainment System OnStar System Call 1-888-4-ONSTAR Phone (1-888-466-7827) to connect to an ® OnStar Advisor for assistance. See OnStar with 4G LTE Bluetooth www.onstar.com for a detailed instruction guide, vehicle availability, For vehicles equipped with details, and system limitations. Bluetooth capability, the system can Services and apps vary by make, interact with many cell phones, model, year, carrier, availability, and...
  • Page 151 Infotainment System Pair cell phone(s) to the vehicle. can be used while the key is in the Audio System The system may not work with ON/RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY When using the in-vehicle Bluetooth all cell phones. See Pairing in position. The range of the Bluetooth system, sound comes through the this section for more information.
  • Page 152 Infotainment System Pairing Only one paired cell phone can 5. Locate the device named Your be connected to the Bluetooth Vehicle in the list on the cell A Bluetooth-enabled cell phone system at a time. phone. Follow the instructions must be paired to the Bluetooth on the cell phone to enter the If multiple paired cell phones are system and then connected to the...
  • Page 153 Infotainment System 3. Say List. 3. Say Change phone. Delete All Name Tags : This command deletes all stored name If another cell phone is Deleting a Paired Phone tags in the Hands-Free Calling found, the response will be If the phone name you want to Directory and the OnStar <Phone name>...
  • Page 154 Infotainment System To delete all name tags: Re-dial : This command is used to 1. Press and hold dial the last number used on the cell two seconds. 1. Press and hold phone. 2. Say Digit Store. two seconds. Using the Dial or Call 3.
  • Page 155 Infotainment System Using the Digit Dial Command Using the Re-dial Command To ignore the incoming call, no action is required. The digit dial command allows a 1. Press and hold phone number to be dialed by Press to disconnect the two seconds.
  • Page 156 Infotainment System Muting a Call Transferring Audio to the The cell phone's normal prompt Bluetooth System from a Cell messages will go through their cycle During a call, all sounds from inside Phone according to the phone's operating the vehicle can be muted so that the instructions.
  • Page 157 Infotainment System phone book and phone pairing information. For information on how to delete this information, see the previous section Deleting a Paired Phone and the previous sections on deleting name tags. Other Information ® The Bluetooth word mark and ®...
  • Page 158: Climate Controls

    Climate Controls Climate Controls Climate Control Systems The heating, cooling, and ventilation for the vehicle can be controlled with this system. Climate Control Systems Climate Control Systems ..157 Rear Heating System ..159 Rear Climate Control System .
  • Page 159: Climate Controls

    Climate Controls (Bi-Level) : Air is divided between the instrument panel and floor outlets, with some air directed toward the windshield. (Floor) : Air is directed to the floor outlets with some air directed to the windshield and side windows. (Defog) : This mode clears the windows of fog or moisture.
  • Page 160: Rear Climate Control System

    Climate Controls The defogger only works when the (Off) : This turns the rear ignition is in ON/RUN. The defogger heating system off. turns off if the ignition is in the ACC/ ACCESSORY or LOCK/OFF Rear Climate Control position. System Do not drive the vehicle until all the If equipped with a rear heating and windows are clear.
  • Page 161 Climate Controls Front Climate Control Panel 1. Fan Control When the fan knob is in the AUX position, the rear climate control 2. Air Delivery Mode Control panel can be used to adjust the 3. Temperature Control climate settings in the rear seating area.
  • Page 162 Climate Controls Temperature Control : Turn clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or decrease the temperature in the rear seating area. The air conditioning system on the main climate control panel must be turned on to direct cooled air to the rear of the vehicle.
  • Page 163: Air Vents

    Climate Controls For information on how to use the Air Vents main climate control system, see Use the outlets located near the Climate Control Systems 0 157. For center and on the sides of the information on ventilation, see Air instrument panel to change the Vents 0 162.
  • Page 164: Driving And Operating

    Driving and Operating Driving and Parking over Things California Fuel That Burn ....181 Requirements ....198 Operating Fuels in Foreign Countries .
  • Page 165: Driving Information

    Driving and Operating Driving Information Become familiar with vehicle Refer to the infotainment section for features before driving, such as more information on using that programming favorite radio system and the navigation system, Distracted Driving stations and adjusting climate if equipped, including pairing and control and seat settings.
  • Page 166: Control Of A Vehicle

    Driving and Operating Average driver reaction time is Steering Warning about three-quarters of a second. In Hydraulic Power Steering that time, a vehicle moving at Drinking and then driving is very 100 km/h (60 mph) travels 20 m Your vehicle has hydraulic power dangerous.
  • Page 167: Off-road Recovery

    Driving and Operating Reduce speed before entering a Off-Road Recovery 3. Turn the steering wheel to go curve. straight down the roadway. Maintain a reasonable steady Loss of Control speed through the curve Skidding Wait until the vehicle is out of the curve before accelerating There are three types of skids that gently into the straightaway.
  • Page 168: Driving On Wet Roads

    Driving and Operating The vehicle may straighten out. Driving on Wet Roads Warning (Continued) Be ready for a second skid if it Rain and wet roads can reduce occurs. occupants could drown. Do not vehicle traction and affect your Slow down and adjust your ignore police warnings and be ability to stop and accelerate.
  • Page 169: Hill And Mountain Roads

    Driving and Operating Keep the windshield washer fluid Pay attention to special road Warning (Continued) reservoir filled. signs (e.g., falling rocks area, winding roads, long grades, Have good tires with proper Shift the transmission to a lower passing or no-passing zones) tread depth.
  • Page 170: If The Vehicle Is Stuck

    Driving and Operating when on dry pavement. See Warning Warning (Continued) Antilock Brake System (ABS) 0 187. Snow can trap engine exhaust the fan speed to the highest Allow greater following distance setting. See Climate under the vehicle. This may and watch for slippery spots.
  • Page 171: Vehicle Load Limits

    Driving and Operating If stuck too severely for the traction gears. Release the accelerator Warning system to free the vehicle, turn the pedal while shifting, and press traction system off and use the lightly on the accelerator pedal Do not load the vehicle any rocking method.
  • Page 172 Driving and Operating Tire and Loading Information cold tire inflation pressures (4). Subtract the combined Label For more information on tires weight of the driver and and inflation see Tires 0 250 passengers from XXX kg or and Tire Pressure 0 258. XXX lbs.
  • Page 173 Driving and Operating your vehicle. Consult this 3. Available Occupant and Cargo Weight = 317 kg manual to determine how (700 lbs) this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle. See Trailer Towing 0 204 for important information on towing a trailer, towing safety rules and trailering tips.
  • Page 174 Driving and Operating weight of the driver, passengers, (GVWR). The GVWR includes Warning (Continued) and cargo should never exceed the weight of the vehicle, all the vehicle capacity weight. occupants, fuel, and cargo. Never stack heavier things, like suitcases, The Certification/Tire label also Certification/Tire Label may show the maximum weights inside the vehicle so that...
  • Page 175: Starting And Operating

    Driving and Operating Starting and Ignition Positions Caution (Continued) Operating premature wear and earlier replacement. Follow this New Vehicle Break-In breaking-in guideline every time you get new brake Caution linings. Do not tow a trailer during The vehicle does not need an break-in.
  • Page 176 Driving and Operating This position locks the ignition and 4. Set the parking brake. See 1 (ACC/ACCESSORY) : This is the transmission. Parking Brake 0 187. position in which you can operate things like the radio and the Do not turn the engine off when the windshield wipers when the engine Warning vehicle is moving.
  • Page 177: Starting The Engine

    Driving and Operating A warning tone will sound when the Operate the engine and Caution driver door is opened, the ignition is transmission gently to allow the in ACC/ACCESSORY or LOCK/OFF oil to warm up and lubricate all Do not try to shift to P (Park) if the and the key is in the ignition.
  • Page 178: Fast Idle System

    Driving and Operating 2. If the engine does not start Fast Idle System When the fast idle is active, the after 5-10 seconds, especially Driver Information Center (DIC) will If equipped, this feature is available in very cold weather (below display FAST IDLE ON.
  • Page 179: Engine Heater

    Driving and Operating Engine Heater Check the heater cord for Warning (Continued) damage. If it is damaged, do If the vehicle has a diesel engine, not use it. See your dealer for condition, or using a see the Duramax diesel a replacement.
  • Page 180: Retained Accessory

    Driving and Operating 4. Before starting the engine, be Shifting Into Park Warning (Continued) sure to unplug and store the 1. Hold the brake pedal down, cord as it was before to keep it It is dangerous to get out of the then set the parking brake.
  • Page 181: Shifting Out Of Park

    Driving and Operating first pulling it toward you. If you can, Shifting out of Park To shift out of P (Park): it means that the shift lever was not 1. Apply the brake pedal. The vehicle has an automatic fully locked into P (Park). transmission shift lock control 2.
  • Page 182: That Burn

    Driving and Operating Parking over Things Engine Exhaust Warning (Continued) That Burn There are holes or openings Warning in the vehicle body from Warning Engine exhaust contains carbon damage or aftermarket modifications that are not monoxide (CO) which cannot be Things that can burn could touch completely sealed.
  • Page 183: Parked

    Driving and Operating Running the Vehicle Automatic Warning While Parked Transmission It is dangerous to get out of the It is better not to park with the A shift position indicator is in the vehicle if the shift lever is not fully engine running.
  • Page 184 Driving and Operating By doing this, the vehicle shifts Caution (Continued) Warning (Continued) down to the next gear and has more power. repairs would not be covered by people or objects. Do not shift D (Drive) can be used when towing the vehicle warranty.
  • Page 185 Driving and Operating In some cases, this could appear to stable shifts until the engine warms brakes off and on. See Range be a delayed shift, however the up. Shifts could be more noticeable Selection Mode under Manual transmission is operating normally. with a cold transmission.
  • Page 186: Manual Mode

    Driving and Operating three seconds. A DIC message 2. Press the +/ buttons on the Caution displays. See Transmission shift lever, to select the desired Messages 0 116. range of gears for current Spinning the tires or holding the driving conditions. For other forms of grade braking, vehicle in one place on a hill see Tow/Haul Mode 0 186 and...
  • Page 187: Tow/haul Mode

    Driving and Operating Tow/Haul Mode Tow/Haul Mode Grade Braking Caution Tow/Haul Mode Grade Braking is only enabled while the Tow/Haul Spinning the tires or holding the Mode is selected and the vehicle is vehicle in one place on a hill not in the Range Selection Mode.
  • Page 188: System (abs)

    Driving and Operating Brakes avoid a sudden obstacle, a Using ABS computer senses the wheels are Do not pump the brakes. Just hold slowing down. If one of the wheels Antilock Brake the brake pedal down firmly and let is about to stop rolling, the computer ABS work.
  • Page 189: Ride Control Systems

    Driving and Operating To set the parking brake, hold the Ride Control Systems Caution regular brake pedal, then push down the parking brake pedal. Traction Control/ Driving with the parking brake on If the ignition is on, the brake can overheat the brake system Electronic Stability system warning light will come on.
  • Page 190 Driving and Operating problem with the vehicle. The messages will be displayed in the system should initialize before the DIC. See Ride Control System vehicle reaches 40 km/h (25 mph). Messages 0 114. In some cases, it may take To turn StabiliTrak and TCS back approximately 3.2 km (2 mi) of on, press the StabiliTrak button driving before the system initializes.
  • Page 191: Locking Rear Axle

    Driving and Operating control in most driving conditions. will be automatically disabled. The Cruise Control When activated, the StabiliTrak system will come back on after the system may reduce engine power to brakes have cooled. This can take Warning the wheels and apply braking to up to two minutes or longer individual wheels as necessary to depending on brake usage.
  • Page 192 Driving and Operating When road conditions allow cruise hold to accelerate. If cruise control 4. Remove your foot from the control to be safely used again, is already active, use to increase accelerator. cruise control can be turned vehicle speed. The cruise control indicator on the back on.
  • Page 193 Driving and Operating To increase vehicle speed in The speedometer reading can be While going downhill: small increments, briefly press displayed in either English or metric Vehicles with a 4-speed +RES. For each press, the units. See Driver Information Center automatic transmission may vehicle goes about 1.6 km/h (DIC) 0 105.
  • Page 194: Driver Assistance Systems

    Driving and Operating Ending Cruise Control Driver Assistance Vehicles without Navigation System There are four ways to end cruise Systems control: When the vehicle is on and shifted into R (Reverse), the video image Step lightly on the brake pedal. Rear Vision appears on the inside rearview Camera (RVC)
  • Page 195 Driving and Operating Symbols and Guidelines and press the Multifunction This shows the field of view that the knob; or press the Display camera provides. The navigation system may have a screen button. feature that allows for viewing parking assist symbols and/or 3.
  • Page 196: Parking Assist

    Driving and Operating 2. Corners of the rear bumper camera and its position and During any of these fault conditions, mounting angle checked at your the display will be blank and the Displayed images may be further or dealer. indicator will flash while the vehicle closer than they appear.
  • Page 197 Driving and Operating How the System Works Turn RPA off when towing a trailer. cycle. RPA will return to normal operation after it is determined RPA comes on automatically when When the System Does Not the object is removed. This the shift lever is moved into Seem to Work Properly could take a few drive cycles.
  • Page 198: Fuel

    Driving and Operating Fuel If the vehicle has a yellow fuel cap, then they are acceptable to use. E85 or FlexFuel can be used in the However, E85 (85% ethanol) and For diesel engine vehicles, see vehicle. See E85 or FlexFuel 0 198. other fuels containing more than Fuel for Diesel Engines in the 15% ethanol must be used only in...
  • Page 199: California Fuel

    Driving and Operating California Fuel Fuels in Foreign Do not use additives with E85 or FlexFuel. Requirements Countries E85 or FlexFuel If the vehicle is certified to meet If planning to drive in countries California Emissions Standards, it is outside the U.S. or Canada, the Vehicles with a yellow fuel cap can designed to operate on fuels that proper fuel might be hard to find.
  • Page 200: Filling The Tank

    Driving and Operating After refueling, the vehicle Caution Warning (Continued) calculates the composition of the fuel. It is not recommended to Do not use fuel containing Do not leave the fuel pump repeatedly switch between fuels. unattended. methanol. It can corrode metal If fuels are switched frequently, add parts in the fuel system and also Do not use a cell phone...
  • Page 201 Driving and Operating Warning Warning Overfilling the fuel tank by more If a fire starts while you are than three clicks of a standard fill refueling, do not remove the nozzle may cause: nozzle. Shut off the flow of fuel by shutting off the pump or by Vehicle performance issues, notifying the station attendant.
  • Page 202: Filling A Portable Fuel

    Driving and Operating Filling a Portable Fuel Trailer Towing Warning (Continued) Container General Towing Fill the container no more than 95% full to allow for Information Warning expansion. Only use towing equipment that has Filling a portable fuel container Do not smoke, light been designed for the vehicle.
  • Page 203 Driving and Operating Do not tow a trailer during the electric brakes, start the Warning (Continued) first 800 km (500 mi) to prevent combination moving and then apply damage to the engine, axle, the trailer brake controller by hand Do not drive with the or other parts.
  • Page 204 Driving and Operating right, move your hand to the right. Driving on Grades minutes before turning the engine Always back up slowly and, off. If the overheat warning comes Reduce speed and shift to a lower if possible, have someone on, see Engine Overheating 0 228.
  • Page 205: Trailer Towing

    Driving and Operating 4. Reapply the brake pedal. Then brake system. It is a good idea to Warning (Continued) apply the parking brake and inspect these before and during shift into P (Park). the trip. dealer for advice and information 5.
  • Page 206 Driving and Operating Successful, safe trailering takes equipment, passengers,and cargo in correct equipment, and it has to be the tow vehicle must be subtracted used properly. from the maximum trailer weight. The following information has many Use the following chart to determine time-tested, important trailering tips how much the vehicle can weigh, and safety rules.
  • Page 207 Driving and Operating Vehicle Axle Ratio Maximum Trailer Weight GCWR* G2500 Cargo Van 2WD Short Wheelbase 4.8L V8 3.42 4 037 kg (8,900 lb) 6 623 kg (14,600 lb) 6.0L V8 3.42 4 536 kg (10,000 lb) 7 257 kg (16,000 lb) G2500 Cargo Van 2WD Long Wheelbase 4.8L V8 3.42...
  • Page 208 Driving and Operating Vehicle Axle Ratio Maximum Trailer Weight GCWR* G3500 Passenger Van 2WD Long Wheelbase 4.8L V8 3.42 3 583 kg (7,900 lb) 6 623 kg (14,600 lb) 6.0L V8 3.42 4 218 kg (9,300 lb) 7 257 kg (16,000 lb) *The Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) is the total allowable weight of the completely loaded vehicle and trailer including any passengers, cargo, equipment, and conversion.
  • Page 209: Towing Equipment

    Driving and Operating After loading the trailer, weigh the the driver door, or see Vehicle Load Consider using sway controls with trailer and then the tongue, Limits 0 170. Make sure not to go any trailer. Ask a trailering separately, to see if the weights are over the GVW limit for the vehicle, professional about sway controls or proper.
  • Page 210 Driving and Operating When using a weight-distributing Trailer Wiring Harness Dark Blue: Trailer Brake Signal hitch, the hitch must be adjusted so Dark Green: Right Rear Stop The optional heavy-duty trailer the distance (2) remains the same and Turn Signal* wiring package includes a wiring both before and after coupling the harness, with a seven-pin connector...
  • Page 211 Driving and Operating ** If the vehicle is a cutaway with Tow/Haul is a feature that assists Operating the vehicle in Tow/Haul trailer provisions, a 15 amp fuse will when pulling a heavy trailer or a Mode when lightly loaded or with no be shared for trailer park lamps and large or heavy load.
  • Page 212: Conversions And Add-ons

    Driving and Operating Conversions and Caution Add-Ons Some electrical equipment can damage the vehicle or cause Add-On Electrical components to not work and Equipment would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always check Warning with your dealer before adding electrical equipment.
  • Page 213: Vehicle Care

    Vehicle Care Vehicle Care Battery - North America ..233 Engine Compartment Fuse Rear Axle ....234 Block .
  • Page 214: General Information

    Vehicle Care Tire Chains ....270 General Information harm. Engine exhaust, many parts If a Tire Goes Flat ... . 271 and systems, many fluids, and For service and parts needs, visit Tire Changing .
  • Page 215: Vehicle Checks

    Vehicle Care airbags, braking, stability, ride and Vehicle Checks Keep a record with all parts receipts handling, emissions systems, and list the mileage and the date of aerodynamics, durability, and any service work performed. See Doing Your Own electronic systems like antilock Maintenance Records 0 305.
  • Page 216 Vehicle Care 3. Lift the hood, release the hood prop from its retainer, and put the hood prop into the slot in the hood. If the vehicle has an underhood lamp, it will automatically come on and stay on until the hood is closed. Before closing the hood, be sure all of the filler caps are on properly.
  • Page 217: Engine Compartment

    Vehicle Care Engine Compartment Overview 6.0L V8 Engine Shown (4.8L V8 Engine Similar)
  • Page 218: Engine Oil

    Vehicle Care 1. Battery - North America 0 233. Engine Oil Checking Engine Oil 2. Radiator Pressure Cap. See It is a good idea to check the engine For diesel engine vehicles, see Cooling System 0 224. oil level at each fuel fill. In order to Engine Oil in the Duramax diesel get an accurate reading, the vehicle supplement.
  • Page 219 Vehicle Care 2. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it Selecting the Right Engine Oil Caution with a clean paper towel or Selecting the right engine oil cloth, then push it back in all depends on both the proper oil Do not add too much oil.
  • Page 220: Engine Oil Life System

    Vehicle Care Engine Oil Additives/Engine trash or pouring it on the ground, Caution (Continued) into sewers, or into streams or Oil Flushes bodies of water. Recycle it by taking vehicle warranty. Check with your Do not add anything to the oil. The it to a place that collects used oil.
  • Page 221: Automatic Transmission

    Vehicle Care system might indicate that an oil 2. Fully press and release the Change the fluid and filter at the change is not necessary for up to a accelerator pedal slowly three intervals listed in Maintenance year. The engine oil and filter must times within five seconds.
  • Page 222 Vehicle Care A cold fluid level check can be required hot fluid level checking Caution (Continued) performed after the vehicle has temperature under normal lightly been sitting for eight hours or more loaded driving vehicle conditions. fluid could come out and fall on with the engine off, but this is used Checking the Fluid Level hot engine parts or exhaust...
  • Page 223 Vehicle Care 2. Push it back in all the way, wait three seconds, and pull it back out again. 3. Check both sides of the dipstick, and read the lower level. The fluid level must be in The transmission dipstick is near the COLD (1) range for a cold 1.
  • Page 224: Engine Air Cleaner/filter

    Vehicle Care Engine Air Cleaner/Filter How to Inspect the Engine Air Caution Cleaner/Filter Use of the incorrect automatic Do not start the engine or have the transmission fluid may damage engine running with the engine air cleaner/filter housing open. Before the vehicle, and the damage may removing the engine air cleaner/ not be covered by the vehicle...
  • Page 225: Cooling System

    Vehicle Care 3. Clean the engine air cleaner/ Cooling System Warning (Continued) filter housing. The cooling system allows the 4. Inspect or replace the engine keep hands, clothing, and tools engine to maintain the correct air cleaner/filter. Make sure that away from any engine working temperature.
  • Page 226: Engine Coolant

    Vehicle Care What to Use Gives boiling protection up to Caution (Continued) 129 °C (265 °F), engine temperature. Warning or radiator corrosion. In addition, Protects against rust and the engine coolant could require Adding only plain water or some corrosion. changing sooner.
  • Page 227 Vehicle Care or bodies of water. Have the coolant Caution changed by an authorized service center, familiar with legal This vehicle has a specific requirements regarding used coolant fill procedure. Failure to coolant disposal. This will help follow this procedure could cause protect the environment and your the engine to overheat and be health.
  • Page 228 Vehicle Care If coolant is needed, add the proper mixture directly to the radiator, but be sure the cooling system is cool before this is done. 1. Remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, 3. Fill the radiator with the proper 4.
  • Page 229: Engine Overheating

    Vehicle Care Then check to see if the engine Caution cooling fans are running. If the engine is overheating, the fan If the pressure cap is not tightly should be running. If it is not, do not installed, coolant loss and continue to run the engine and have possible engine damage may the vehicle serviced.
  • Page 230: Engine Fan

    Vehicle Care If Steam is Coming from the too serious. Sometimes the engine vehicle in front. If the warning does can get a little too hot when the not come back on, continue to drive Engine Compartment vehicle: normally and have the cooling system checked for proper fill and Warning Climbs a long hill on a hot day.
  • Page 231: Power Steering Fluid

    Vehicle Care outside temperatures, the fan speed When to Check Power Steering The level should be at the COLD increases as the clutch more fully FILL mark. If necessary, add only Fluid engages, so an increase in fan enough fluid to bring the level up to It is not necessary to regularly noise may be heard.
  • Page 232: Washer Fluid

    Vehicle Care Washer Fluid Caution Caution (Continued) What to Use Do not use washer fluid that freezing occurs, which could When the vehicle needs windshield contains any type of water damage the tank if it is washer fluid, be sure to read the repellent coating.
  • Page 233: Brake Fluid

    Vehicle Care Replacing Brake System Parts Normal brake lining wear. When Caution new linings are installed, the Always replace brake system parts fluid level goes back up. with new, approved replacement Continuing to drive with worn-out A fluid leak in the brake parts.
  • Page 234: Battery - North America

    Vehicle Care Warning (Continued) Warning Add brake fluid only when work is The wrong or contaminated brake done on the brake hydraulic fluid could result in damage to the system. brake system. This could result in the loss of braking leading to a possible injury.
  • Page 235: Rear Axle

    Vehicle Care Infrequent Usage: Remove the Warning black, negative ( ) cable from the battery to keep the battery from WARNING: Battery posts, running down. terminals, and related Extended Storage: Remove the accessories contain lead and lead black, negative ( ) cable from the compounds, chemicals known to battery or use a battery trickle the State of California to cause...
  • Page 236 Vehicle Care this vehicle as manufactured by life of the vehicle. The noise control Insulation: General Motors was designed, built system warranty is given in the Removal of the noise shields or and equipped to conform at the time vehicle warranty booklet. any underhood insulation.
  • Page 237: Starter Switch Check

    Vehicle Care Fuel Operated Heater (FOH) If the vehicle starts in any other shift lever out of P (Park) with Diesel Engine: position, contact your dealer for normal effort. If the shift lever service. moves out of P (Park), contact Removal of the muffler.
  • Page 238: Park Brake And P (park) Mechanism Check

    Vehicle Care Park Brake and P (Park) To check the P (Park) Caution (Continued) mechanism's holding ability: Mechanism Check With the engine running, shift to the vehicle warranty. Do not allow P (Park). Then release the the wiper arm to touch the Warning parking brake followed by the windshield.
  • Page 239: Headlamp Aiming

    Vehicle Care Headlamp Aiming Bulb Replacement Headlamps Composite Headlamp Headlamp aim has been preset and For the proper type of replacement should need no further adjustment. bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs 0 242. If the vehicle is damaged in a crash, the headlamp aim may be affected.
  • Page 240 Vehicle Care assembly tabs in the slots at the lower portion of the housing. Sealed-Beam Headlamp 2. Remove the two bolts from the 5. Disconnect the electrical headlamp assembly. connector. 3. Lift the headlamp assembly to 6. Turn the bulb counterclockwise release the lower tabs from the one-quarter turn to remove it radiator support.
  • Page 241: Front Turn Signal, Sidemarker, And Parking Lamps

    Vehicle Care 2. Pull the bulb (3) forward to gain Front Turn Signal, 1. Use a small tool to unlatch the access to the electrical outboard clip on the lamp by Sidemarker, and Parking connector. pushing inboard and prying the Lamps lamp assembly forward.
  • Page 242: Taillamps

    Vehicle Care Taillamps To replace a taillamp/turn signal lamp or back-up lamp bulb: 2. The third nut (3) is under the 6. Remove the taillamp/turn signal applique piece (2) above the lamp (1) or back-up lamp (2) lamp. Remove the two inboard bulb socket by turning it applique nuts.
  • Page 243: Center High-mounted Stoplamp (chmsl)

    Vehicle Care Center High-Mounted 4. Pull the old bulb straight out of 2. License Plate Bulb the socket and push the new Assembly Stoplamp (CHMSL) bulb into the socket. 3. Screws The CHMSL is above the rear doors 5. Turn the bulb socket clockwise To replace one of these bulbs: at the center of the vehicle.
  • Page 244: Electrical System

    Vehicle Care Electrical System Headlamp Wiring Bulb Exterior Lamp Number An electrical overload may cause Electrical System the lamps to go on and off, or in Front Parking and 3157KX some cases to remain off. Have the Overload Turn Signal Lamp headlamp wiring checked right away Front 194LL...
  • Page 245: Fuses And Circuit Breakers

    Vehicle Care Fuses and Circuit Caution Breakers Spilling liquid on any electrical The wiring circuits in the vehicle are component on the vehicle may protected from short circuits by a damage it. Always keep the combination of fuses and circuit covers on any electrical breakers.
  • Page 246 Vehicle Care Mini Fuse Usage Spare Spare Fuel System Control Module Ignition Body Control Module 5 Body Control Module 7 Body Control Module 4 Instrument Cluster Trailer Wiring Inside Rear Vision Camera Module Spare Windshield Washer Horn Transmission The vehicle may not be equipped Mini Fuse Usage with all of the fuses, relays, and...
  • Page 247 Vehicle Care Mini Fuse Usage Mini Fuse Usage Mini Fuse Usage Engine Control Transmission Body Control Module Battery Control Module Module 2 Battery Spare Body Control Rear Parking Aid Module 1 Left Stop/Turn Module Trailer Spare Spare Spare Oxygen Sensor 2 Fuel Operated (Post), EV Fan Spare...
  • Page 248 Vehicle Care Mini Fuse Usage J-Case Fuse Usage Spare Starter Solenoid Fuel Heater/Flex Engine Control Fuel Sensor Module/Powertrain Body Control Spare Module 6 Fan Lo Lighter/Data Link Front Blower Connection V6 Fuel Injectors Relay Usage Spare Run/Crank Oxygen Sensor Spare 2 (Pre) Fuel Pump Engine Control...
  • Page 249: Floor Console Fuse Block

    Vehicle Care Floor Console Fuse Block The vehicle may not be equipped with all of the fuses, relays, and The floor console fuse block is under the driver seat. features shown. Mini-Fuse Usage Empty Steering Wheel Sensor Auxiliary Parking Lamps (Cut-Away) Front Park Lamps Trailer Park Lamps Upfitter Park...
  • Page 250 Vehicle Care Mini-Fuse Usage Mini-Fuse Usage J-Case Fuse Usage Heating, Ventilation Heating, Ventilation Upfitter Auxiliary 1 and Air and Air Gas Ambulance Conditioning 2 Conditioning Empty Control Heating, Ventilation Upfitter Auxiliary 2 and Air Auxiliary/Trailer Reading Lamps Conditioning 1 Backup Gas Ambulance Empty Taillamps Backup...
  • Page 251: Wheels And Tires

    Vehicle Care Wheels and Tires Circuit Usage Warning (Continued) Breaker Tires Underinflated tires pose Power Seats the same danger as Every new GM vehicle has Power Windows overloaded tires. The high-quality tires made by a resulting crash could leading tire manufacturer. See cause serious injury.
  • Page 252: All-season Tires

    Vehicle Care and weather conditions. Original for details regarding winter tire Warning (Continued) equipment tires designed to GM's availability and proper tire selection. specific tire performance criteria Also, see Buying New Tires 0 266. Replace any tires that have a TPC specification code With winter tires, there may be have been damaged by molded onto the sidewall.
  • Page 253: All-terrain Tires

    Vehicle Care All-Terrain Tires GM's TPC specifications meet or exceed all federal safety This vehicle may have All-Terrain guidelines. Tires. These tires provide good performance on most road surfaces, (3) DOT (Department of weather conditions, and for off-road Transportation) driving. Department of Transportation (DOT) code indicates that the The tread pattern on these tires may...
  • Page 254 Vehicle Care tire size, and date the tire was GM's TPC specifications meet or manufactured. The TIN is exceed all federal safety molded onto both sides of the guidelines. This does not apply tire, although only one side may to Goodyear LT225/75R16 G949 have the date of manufacture.
  • Page 255: Tire Designations

    Vehicle Care manufactured date. The first two load when used as a single. For (2) Tire Width The three-digit digits represent the week information on recommended number indicates the tire section (01-52) and the last two digits, tire pressure see Tire Pressure width in millimeters from the year.
  • Page 256: Tire Terminology And Definitions

    Vehicle Care tire. The load index represents For example, if the tire size (single/dual). The speed rating is the load carrying capacity a tire aspect ratio is 75, as shown in the maximum speed a tire is is certified to carry. The speed item 3 of the light truck certified to carry a load.
  • Page 257 Vehicle Care Aspect Ratio The relationship maximum capacity of fuel, oil, Intended Outboard Sidewall of a tire's height to its width. and coolant, but without The side of an asymmetrical tire passengers and cargo. that must always face outward Belt A rubber coated layer of when mounted on a vehicle.
  • Page 258 Vehicle Care Maximum Loaded Vehicle Passenger (P-Metric) Tire Traction The friction between Weight The sum of curb tire used on passenger cars and the tire and the road surface. weight, accessory weight, some light duty trucks and The amount of grip provided. vehicle capacity weight, and multipurpose vehicles.
  • Page 259: Tire Pressure

    Vehicle Care Vehicle Capacity Weight The Tire and Loading Caution number of designated seating Information label on the vehicle positions multiplied by indicates the original equipment Neither tire underinflation nor 68 kg (150 lb) plus the rated tires and the correct cold tire overinflation is good.
  • Page 260: System

    Vehicle Care Do not forget the spare tire, inflation pressure is high, press by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation if the vehicle has one. See on the metal stem in the center pressure label. (If your vehicle has Full-Size Spare Tire 0 280 for of the tire valve to release air.
  • Page 261: Operation

    Vehicle Care Please note that the TPMS is not a Always check the TPMS malfunction substitute for proper tire telltale after replacing one or more maintenance, and it is the driver's tires or wheels on your vehicle to responsibility to maintain correct tire ensure that the replacement or pressure, even if under-inflation has alternate tires and wheels allow the...
  • Page 262 Vehicle Care The low tire pressure warning light cycle until the problem is corrected. Caution may come on in cool weather when Some of the conditions that can the vehicle is first started, and then cause these to come on are: Tire sealant materials are not all turn off as the vehicle is driven.
  • Page 263 Vehicle Care the sensor matching process is more of the TPMS sensors. Also, The TPMS sensor matching performed successfully. See the TPMS sensor matching process process is: your dealer for service. should be performed after replacing 1. Set the parking brake. a spare tire with a road tire Replacement tires or wheels do 2.
  • Page 264: Tire Inspection

    Vehicle Care 5. Place the relearn tool against 10. Set all four tires to the The tire has a puncture, cut, the tire sidewall, near the valve recommended air pressure or other damage that cannot stem. Then press the button to level as indicated on the Tire be repaired well because of activate the TPMS sensor.
  • Page 265: Dual Tire Rotation

    Vehicle Care Check that all wheel nuts are Dual Tire Rotation properly tightened. See Wheel When the vehicle is new, Nut Torque under Capacities or whenever a wheel, wheel bolt, and Specifications 0 307. or wheel nut is replaced, check the wheel nut torque after Warning 160, 1 600, and 10 000 km (100,...
  • Page 266: When It Is Time For New

    Vehicle Care The rubber in tires ages over time. Warning (Continued) This also applies to the spare tire, if the vehicle has one, even if it is fire. You or others could be never used. Multiple factors injured. Properly inflate all tires, including temperatures, loading including the spare.
  • Page 267: Buying New Tires

    Vehicle Care of grease, gasoline or other vehicle, including brake system See Tire Rotation 0 263 for substances that can deteriorate performance, ride and handling, information on proper tire rubber. traction control, and tire rotation. However, if it is pressure monitoring necessary to replace only one Parking for an extended period can cause flat spots on the tires that...
  • Page 268: Different Size Tires And Wheels

    Vehicle Care Spec rated tires are installed. Warning (Continued) Warning (Continued) See Tire Pressure Monitor System 0 259. vehicle damage. Use the A tire and/or wheel could fail correct size, brand, and type suddenly and cause a crash. The Tire and Loading of tires on all wheels.
  • Page 269: Uniform Tire Quality

    Vehicle Care applies only to vehicles sold in Treadwear 200 Traction AA Warning Temperature A the United States. The grades are molded on the sidewalls of All Passenger Car Tires Must If different sized wheels are used, most passenger car tires. The Conform to Federal Safety there may not be an acceptable Uniform Tire Quality Grading...
  • Page 270: Wheel Alignment And Tire

    Vehicle Care Traction laboratory test wheel. Sustained Wheel Alignment and Tire high temperature can cause the Balance The traction grades, from material of the tire to degenerate highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, The tires and wheels were aligned and reduce tire life, and and C.
  • Page 271: Tire Chains

    Vehicle Care Some aluminum wheels can be Tire Chains Caution repaired. See your dealer if any of these conditions exist. Warning The wrong wheel can also cause Your dealer will know the kind of problems with bearing life, brake wheel that is needed. Tire chains used on a vehicle cooling, speedometer or without the proper amount of...
  • Page 272: If A Tire Goes Flat

    Vehicle Care If the vehicle has dual rear tires, do very bumpy and noisy. Gently brake Caution (Continued) not use individual tire chains. Use to a stop, well off the road, tire chains that fit across both dual if possible. chains on the tires of the front tires.
  • Page 273: Tire Changing

    Vehicle Care Warning (Continued) Warning (Continued) training. If a jack is provided with 1. Set the parking brake firmly. the vehicle, it is designed only for 2. Put an automatic changing a flat tire. If it is used for transmission in P (Park) or a anything else, you or others could manual transmission in be badly injured or killed if the...
  • Page 274 Vehicle Care 1. Jack 2. Hoist Handle 3. Extension(s) 4. Wheel Wrench 5. Jack Handle The spare tire is mounted in the rear underbody of the vehicle. Use the hoist handle, extension(s), and the wheel wrench to remove the underbody-mounted spare tire. To lower the spare tire from the Remove the retaining wing bolt and Remove the retaining wing bolt and...
  • Page 275 Vehicle Care 4. Hoist Assembly 4. Turn the wheel wrench The spare tire is a full-size tire, counterclockwise to lower the like the other tires on the 5. Hoist Shaft spare tire to the ground. vehicle. 6. Hoist Handle and Continue to turn the wheel Extension(s) 7.
  • Page 276 Vehicle Care Front Flat: Assemble the jack (1) together with the jack handle (5), one or two extension(s) (3), and the wheel wrench (4). Rear Flat: Assemble the jack (1) together with the jack handle (5), two extensions (3), and the wheel wrench (4). Front Position 1.
  • Page 277 Vehicle Care Warning Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the jack you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. Warning Rear Alternative Position (Diesel 6.
  • Page 278 Vehicle Care 10. Turn the jack handle Warning (Continued) Warning counterclockwise to lower the vehicle. Lower the jack towel can be used; however, use Never use oil or grease on bolts completely. a scraper or wire brush later to or nuts because the nuts might remove all rust or dirt.
  • Page 279 Vehicle Care Warning (Continued) Warning (Continued) studs on the wheel. If the stud after replacing. Follow the torque holes in a wheel have become specification supplied by the larger, the wheel could collapse in aftermarket manufacturer when operation. Replace any wheel if using accessory locking wheel its stud holes have become larger nuts.
  • Page 280 Vehicle Care serviced. See Capacities and 2. Pull the retaining bar through Specifications 0 307 for more the center of the wheel, making information. sure it is properly attached. 3. Pull the wheel toward the rear Storing a Flat or Spare Tire of the vehicle, keeping the and Tools cable tight.
  • Page 281: Full-size Spare Tire

    Vehicle Care Full-Size Spare Tire Jump Starting Warning If this vehicle came with a full-size Jump Starting - North Batteries can hurt you. They can spare tire, it was fully inflated when be dangerous because: new, however, it can lose air over America time.
  • Page 282 Vehicle Care 1. Check the other vehicle. manual transmission in Neutral On your van, use the unpainted It must have a 12-volt battery before setting the parking radio antenna bracket as a with a negative ground system. brake. remote negative ( ) terminal. Caution Caution Warning...
  • Page 283 Vehicle Care 5. Check that the jumper cables Do not let the other end touch do not have loose or missing anything until the next step. insulation. If they do, you could The other end of the get a shock. The vehicles negative ( ) cable does not go could be damaged too.
  • Page 284: Towing The Vehicle

    Vehicle Care unpainted radio antenna Towing the Vehicle Caution bracket as a remote negative ( ) terminal. If the jumper cables are Caution connected or removed in the Caution Incorrectly towing a disabled wrong order, electrical shorting vehicle may cause damage. The may occur and damage the The vehicle uses the unpainted damage would not be covered by...
  • Page 285: Recreational Vehicle

    Vehicle Care Recreational Vehicle Is the proper towing equipment Dinghy Towing going to be used? See your Towing dealer or trailering professional Recreational vehicle towing means for additional advice and equipment recommendations. towing the vehicle behind another vehicle, such as behind a motor Is the vehicle ready to be home.
  • Page 286: Appearance Care

    Vehicle Care Dolly Towing Appearance Care 5. Secure the vehicle to the dolly following the manufacturer's Rear Towing (Rear Wheels Off the instructions. Exterior Care Ground) 6. Use an adequate clamping Locks device designed for towing to ensure that the front wheels Locks are lubricated at the factory.
  • Page 287 Vehicle Care If using an automatic car wash, the vehicle as soon as possible. Caution (Continued) follow the car wash instructions. The If necessary, use non-abrasive cleaners that are marked safe for windshield wiper and rear window your dealer. Follow all wiper, if equipped, must be off.
  • Page 288 Vehicle Care Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Do not use cleaners that are not Solvents, alcohols, fuels, Moldings intended for automotive use. or other harsh cleaners. Use a nonabrasive wax on the Ice scrapers or other hard items. Caution vehicle after washing to protect Aftermarket appearance caps or and extend the molding finish.
  • Page 289 Vehicle Care Air Intakes may require more frequent Caution application. Black marks from Clear debris from the air intakes, rubber material on painted surfaces between the hood and windshield Chrome wheels and other chrome can be removed by rubbing with a when washing the vehicle.
  • Page 290 Vehicle Care Inspect power steering for proper with a clean cloth will make them Caution (Continued) hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, last longer, seal better, and not stick chafing, etc. or squeak. brushes. Damage could occur Visually check constant velocity joint Underbody Maintenance and the repairs would not be boots and axle seals for leaks.
  • Page 291: Interior Care

    Vehicle Care Original manufacturer replacement Use a soft bristle brush to remove Never rub any surface parts will provide the corrosion dust from knobs and crevices on the aggressively or with too much protection while maintaining the instrument cluster. Using a mild pressure.
  • Page 292 Vehicle Care Fabric/Carpet/Suede cloth to a clean area frequently Caution to prevent forcing the soil in to Start by vacuuming the surface the fabric. using a soft brush attachment. If a To prevent scratching, never use 4. Continue gently rubbing the rotating vacuum brush attachment is abrasive cleaners on automotive soiled area until there is no...
  • Page 293 Vehicle Care dirt that can scratch the surface. Caution Caution Then gently clean by rubbing with a microfiber cloth. Never use window Soaking or saturating leather, Use of air fresheners may cause cleaners or solvents. Periodically especially perforated leather, as permanent damage to plastics hand wash the microfiber cloth well as other interior surfaces,...
  • Page 294: Floor Mats

    Vehicle Care Floor Mats Use the floor mat with the correct side up. Do not turn it over. Warning Do not place anything on top of If a floor mat is the wrong size or the driver side floor mat. is not properly installed, it can Use only a single floor mat on interfere with the pedals.
  • Page 295: Service And Maintenance

    Service and Maintenance Service and General Information Your dealer recognizes the importance of providing Maintenance This maintenance section applies to competitively priced maintenance vehicles with a gasoline engine. For and repair services. With trained diesel engine vehicles, see technicians, the dealer is the place "Maintenance Schedule"...
  • Page 296: Service And Maintenance

    Service and Maintenance keep the vehicle in good working Mainly driven in heavy city traffic Maintenance condition, improves fuel economy, in hot weather. Schedule and reduces vehicle emissions. Mainly driven in hilly or Because of the way people use mountainous terrain. Owner Checks and Services vehicles, maintenance needs vary.
  • Page 297 Service and Maintenance Engine Oil Change Check engine oil level and oil Visually inspect steering, life percentage. If needed, suspension, and chassis When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL change engine oil and filter, and components for damaged, loose, SOON message displays, have the reset oil life system.
  • Page 298 Service and Maintenance Check parking brake and automatic transmission park mechanism. See Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check 0 237. Check accelerator pedal for damage, high effort, or binding. Replace if needed. Visually inspect gas strut for signs of wear, cracks, or other damage.
  • Page 299 Service and Maintenance Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services - Normal Rotate tires and perform Required Services. Check engine oil level and oil life percentage. Change engine oil and filter, if needed. Lubricate the steering linkage. Inspect evaporative control system. (1) Replace engine air cleaner filter.
  • Page 300 Service and Maintenance Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services - Severe Rotate tires and perform Required Services. Check engine oil level and oil life percentage. Change engine oil and filter, if needed. Lubricate the steering linkage. Inspect evaporative control system. (1) Replace engine air cleaner filter.
  • Page 301: Maintenance And Care

    Service and Maintenance Severe Commercial Use Additional To avoid break-down or failure to Vehicles Only: Lubricate chassis start the vehicle, maintain a Maintenance and Care components every 5 000 km/ battery with full cranking power. 3,000 mi. Trained dealer technicians have Your vehicle is an important Have underbody flushing service the diagnostic equipment to test...
  • Page 302 Service and Maintenance Trained dealer technicians have Lamps of leaking, blown seals, access to tools and equipment or damage, and can advise Properly working headlamps, to inspect the brakes and when service is needed. taillamps, and brake lamps are recommend quality parts important to see and be seen on Tires engineered for the vehicle.
  • Page 303 Service and Maintenance information on how to clean and Wiper Blades protect the vehicle s interior and Wiper blades need to be cleaned exterior, see Interior Care 0 290 and and kept in good condition to Exterior Care 0 285. provide a clear view.
  • Page 304: Recommended Fluids

    Service and Maintenance Recommended Fluids Recommended Fluids and Lubricants This maintenance section applies to vehicles with a gasoline engine. If the vehicle has a diesel engine, see the maintenance schedule section in the Duramax diesel supplement. Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer. Usage Fluid/Lubricant Engine Oil...
  • Page 305: Maintenance Replacement Parts

    Service and Maintenance Usage Fluid/Lubricant Rear Axle SAE 75W-85 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 19300457, in Canada 19300458). Key Lock Cylinders, Hood Hinges Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241, in Canada 10953474). Weatherstrip Conditioning Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No.
  • Page 306: Maintenance Records

    Service and Maintenance Maintenance Records After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the type of services performed in the boxes provided. Retain all maintenance receipts. Odometer Date Serviced By Services Performed Reading...
  • Page 307: Technical Data

    Technical Data Technical Data Vehicle Identification Service Parts Identification Label Vehicle Identification This label, on the rear edge of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) passenger side front door, has the Vehicle Identification following information: Number (VIN) ....306 Vehicle Identification Service Parts Identification Label .
  • Page 308: Technical Data

    Technical Data Vehicle Data Capacities and Specifications If the vehicle has a diesel engine, see the Duramax diesel supplement for more information. The following approximate capacities are given in metric and English conversions. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants 0 303 for more information. Capacities Application Metric...
  • Page 309 Technical Data Capacities Application Metric English Passenger and Cargo 117.3 L 31.0 gal * 4 039 mm (159 in) wheelbase or 4 496 mm (177 in) wheelbase only Wheel Nut Torque 140 lb ft All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual.
  • Page 310: Engine Drive Belt Routing

    Technical Data Engine Drive Belt Routing V8 Engines If equipped with a diesel engine, see the Duramax diesel supplement.
  • Page 311: Customer Information

    Privacy Procedure ....310 GMC. Normally, any concerns with Vehicle Data Recording and Customer Assistance the sales transaction or the Privacy .
  • Page 312 40 days. If you do not agree with the When contacting GMC, remember decision given in your case, you STEP THREE Canadian that your concern will likely be...
  • Page 313: Customer Assistance

    Roadside Assistance: decision, should be completed in However, if a customer wishes to 1-800-268-6800 about 70 days. We believe our write or e-mail GMC, the letter impartial program offers advantages should be addressed to: Overseas over courts in most jurisdictions...
  • Page 314: Online Owner Center

    OnStar onboard vehicle GMC Owner Centre (Canada) diagnostic information. Schedule gmcowner.ca service appointments. Take a trip to the GMC Owner (Service History) : View and Centre: print dealer-recorded service Chat live with online help records and self-recorded service representatives.
  • Page 315: Program

    When calling Roadside Assistance, reimbursement of eligible General Motors North America and have the following information aftermarket adaptive equipment GMC reserve the right to make any ready: required for the vehicle, such as changes or discontinue the Your name, home address, and...
  • Page 316 Services Not Included in trip was started to qualify. Road or Highway: Tow to the General Motors of Canada Roadside Assistance nearest GMC dealer for warranty Limited requires Impound towing caused by service, or if the vehicle was in a pre-authorization, original violation of any laws.
  • Page 317: Scheduling Service

    Customer Information Scheduling Service Courtesy Transportation Transportation Options Appointments Program Warranty service can generally be completed while you wait. However, When the vehicle requires warranty To enhance your ownership if you are unable to do so, your service, contact your dealer and experience, we and our participating dealer may offer the following request an appointment.
  • Page 318: Collision Damage Repair

    Customer Information Courtesy Rental Vehicle General Motors reserves the right to are preserved. The use of Genuine unilaterally modify, change, GM parts can help maintain the GM For an overnight warranty repair, the or discontinue Courtesy New Vehicle Limited Warranty. dealer may provide an available Transportation at any time and to courtesy rental vehicle or provide for...
  • Page 319 Customer Information Limited Warranty, and any vehicle specify aftermarket collision parts. Give only the necessary information failure related to such parts is not When purchasing insurance, we to police and other parties involved covered by that warranty. recommend that you ensure that the in the crash.
  • Page 320: Information

    Customer Information If the airbag has inflated, see What repaired with Genuine GM parts, Service Bulletins Will You See after an Airbag even if your insurance coverage Service Bulletins give additional Inflates? 0 59. does not pay the full cost. technical service information If another party's insurance needed to knowledgeably service...
  • Page 321: Reporting Safety Defects

    Customer Information Current and Past Models Radio Frequency Reporting Safety Statement Technical Service Bulletins and Defects Manuals are available for current This vehicle has systems that and past model GM vehicles. Reporting Safety Defects operate on a radio frequency that ORDER TOLL FREE: complies with Part 15/Part 18 of the to the United States...
  • Page 322: Government

    (1-800-462-8782), or write: Washington, D.C. 20590 how it is driven. For example, the GMC Customer Assistance Center vehicle uses computer modules to You can also obtain other P.O. Box 33172 monitor and control engine and...
  • Page 323: Event Data Recorders

    Customer Information Event Data Recorders These data can help provide a if the vehicle is leased, with the better understanding of the consent of the lessee; in response This vehicle has an event data circumstances in which crashes and to an official request of police or recorder (EDR).
  • Page 324: Navigation System

    Customer Information See OnStar Additional Information 0 328. Navigation System If the vehicle is equipped with a navigation system, use of the system may result in the storage of destinations, addresses, telephone numbers, and other trip information. See the navigation manual for information on stored data and for deletion instructions.
  • Page 325: Onstar

    OnStar OnStar OnStar Overview Conditions and Privacy Statement for more details including system limitations at www.onstar.com (U.S.) or www.onstar.ca (Canada). OnStar Overview The OnStar system status light is OnStar Overview ... . . 324 next to the OnStar buttons.
  • Page 326: Onstar Services

    OnStar ® Obtain the Wi-Fi hotspot name OnStar Services Security or SSID and password, If equipped, OnStar provides these if equipped. Emergency services: Press to connect to an Emergency Services require an With Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Advisor to: active, OnStar subscription plan OnStar Advisors can use GPS to Verify account information or (excludes Basic Plan).
  • Page 327: Connections

    OnStar 2. Request directions to be 2. Say Repeat. System Connections downloaded to the vehicle. responds with the last direction The following OnStar services help given, then responds with 3. Follow the voice-guided with staying connected. OnStar ready, then a tone. commands.
  • Page 328 OnStar (no Internet connection, 3G, Locate the vehicle on a map Make a Call 4G, 4G LTE), and signal quality (U.S. market only). 1. Press . System responds: (poor, good, excellent). Turn the vehicle's Wi-Fi hotspot OnStar ready. 3. To change the SSID or on/off, manage settings, and 2.
  • Page 329: Diagnostics

    OnStar 2. Say My number. System Diagnostics OnStar Additional responds: Your OnStar Information Advanced Diagnostics provides a Hands-Free Calling number is, status of the vehicle s key systems then says the number. In-Vehicle Audio Messages with a monthly e-mail, or by End a Call pressing .
  • Page 330 OnStar Reactivation for Subsequent See Radio Frequency Statement Press to speak with an 0 320. Owners Advisor. Services for People with OnStar services cannot work unless Press and follow the prompts to Disabilities the vehicle is in a place where speak to an Advisor as soon as OnStar has an agreement with a possible.
  • Page 331 OnStar OnStar Personal Identification vehicle has not been started for Cellular and GPS Antennas five days, OnStar can contact Number (PIN) Cellular reception is required for Roadside Assistance or a locksmith OnStar to send remote signals to A PIN is needed to access some to help gain access to the vehicle.
  • Page 332 OnStar Add-on Electrical Equipment statement or separately disclosed at may unlawfully intercept or access the time of installation. These transmissions and private The OnStar system is integrated updates or changes may also cause communications without consent. into the electrical architecture of the a system to automatically vehicle.
  • Page 333 OnStar above copyright notice and this unzip: This software is provided as is, permission notice appear in all without warranty of any kind, This is version 2005-Feb-10 of the copies. express or implied. In no event shall Info-ZIP copyright and license. The Info-ZIP or its contributors be held THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED definitive version of this document...
  • Page 334 OnStar self-extracting archive; that is the Zip-Bugs or Info-ZIP e-mail permitted without inclusion of addresses or of the this license, as long as the Info-ZIP URL(s). normal SFX banner has not 4. Info-ZIP retains the right to use been removed from the binary the names Info-ZIP, Zip, or disabled.
  • Page 335: Index

    Index Index Airbags (cont'd) Readiness Light ....97 Accessories and Servicing Airbag-Equipped Modifications ....213 Vehicles .
  • Page 336 Index Automatic Transmission Bulb Replacement (cont'd) Carbon Monoxide (cont'd) Center High-Mounted Manual Mode ....185 Winter Driving ....168 Shift Lock Control Function Stoplamp (CHMSL) .
  • Page 337 Index Climate Control Systems (cont'd) Customer Assistance ... 312 Door (cont'd) Air Conditioning ....157 Offices ......312 Power Locks .
  • Page 338 Index Electrical System Engine (cont'd) Frequency Statement Starting ..... . . 176 Engine Compartment Fuse Radio ......320 Block .
  • Page 339 Index Headlamps (cont'd) Flash-to-Pass ....124 Gauges Jump Starting - North High-Beam On Light ..105 Engine Coolant Temperature .
  • Page 340 Index LATCH, Lower Anchors and Locks Messages (cont'd) Tethers for Children ... . 71 Automatic Door ....29 Battery Voltage and Lighter, Cigarette .
  • Page 341 Index ® Monitor System, Tire OnStar Additional Personalization Pressure ..... . 259 Information ....328 Vehicle .
  • Page 342 Index Rear Axle ..... . . 234 Reporting Safety Defects Safety Defects Reporting Locking ..... . . 190 Canadian Government .
  • Page 343 Index Service (cont'd) StabiliTrak Tires (cont'd) Maintenance, General OFF Light ..... 103 All-Season ....251 Information .
  • Page 344 Index Tow/Haul Mode Light ... 102 Warning (cont'd) Towing Caution and Danger ... . . 2 Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . . 268 Driving Characteristics .

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