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GMC 2010 Yukon/Yukon XL Owner's Manual

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Table of Contents

   Summary of Contents for GMC 2010 GMC Yukon/Yukon XL

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    ........1-2 ........1-21 Radio(s) .
  • Page 9 A. Outlet Adjustment on page 4 26. N. Cruise Control on page 4 7. B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 4 4. O. Tilt Wheel on page 4 3. C. Instrument Panel Cluster on page 4 30. P. Horn on page 4 3. D.
  • Page 10: Remote Keyless Entry (rke) System

    Press to lock all doors. This section provides a brief overview about some of Lock and unlock feedback can be personalized. the important features that may or may not be on your Press and hold to unlock the liftglass. specific vehicle. For more detailed information, refer to each of the Press and hold to open or close the power liftgate.
  • Page 11: Remote Vehicle Start

    With this feature the engine can be started from outside There are several ways to lock and unlock the vehicle. of the vehicle. From outside, use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or the key in the driver door. From inside, use the power door locks or the manual door locks.
  • Page 12: Liftgate

    There are several ways to open and close the power liftgate: Press and hold on the RKE transmitter until the liftgate starts moving. Press on the overhead console inside the vehicle. Press the touchpad switch (B) on the outside liftgate handle to open. Press the button next to the liftgate latch to close.
  • Page 13: Windows

    The power window switches are located on the driver door. In addition, each If the vehicle has a manual seat, it can be moved passenger door has a forward or rearward. switch for its own window. 1. Lift the bar to unlock the seat.
  • Page 14 If equipped, this control is located on the outboard side of the seat. Increase or decrease lumbar support by turning the knob forward or rearward. If equipped, the power seat controls are located on the outboard side of the front seats. Move the seat forward or rearward by sliding the control forward or rearward.
  • Page 15 On vehicles with two-way lumbar, press and hold the top of the control to increase lumbar support. To decrease, press and hold the bottom of the control. On vehicles with four-way lumbar, press and hold the front of the control to increase lumbar support. To decrease, press and hold the rear of the control.
  • Page 16 If equipped, this control is located on the outboard side If available, this control is located on the outboard side of the seat. of the seat. To recline the seatback: To recline the seatback, tilt the top of the control rearward.
  • Page 17: Third Row Seats

    This vehicle may have the memory package. If the vehicle has a 60/40 split bench or buckets seats, the seat(s) can be folded for additional cargo space or The controls for this folded and tumbled for easy entry and exit to the third feature are located on row seats, if the vehicle has them.
  • Page 18: Heated Seats

    On vehicles with heated front seats, or heated and cooled front seats, the controls are located on the driver and passenger doors. Press to cool the entire seat. Press to heat the seatback only. Press to heat the seat and seatback. Continue to press the desired button to cycle through the temperature settings: high (three indicator lights), medium (two indicator lights), low (one indicator light),...
  • Page 19: Safety Belt

    The passenger sensing system, if equipped, will turn off the right front passenger frontal airbag under certain conditions. The driver airbags, seat mounted side impact airbags, if equipped, and roof rail airbags are not affected by this. If the vehicle has one of the indicators pictured in the following illustrations, then the vehicle has a passenger sensing system for the right front passenger position.
  • Page 20 Vehicles with outside power mirrors and foldaway mirrors have controls located on the Vehicles with manual outside mirrors can be adjusted driver door. so that the side of the vehicle and the area behind are seen. If the vehicle has towing mirrors, they can be adjusted for a clearer view of the objects behind you.
  • Page 21 The mirrors may also include a memory function that works with the memory seats. See Memory Seat, Mirrors, and Pedals on page 2 10 for more information. Manually fold the mirrors inward to prevent damage when going through an automatic car wash. To fold, push the mirror toward the vehicle.
  • Page 22 For more information about interior lamps, see: Dome Lamps on page 4 14. Reading Lamps on page 4 15. The dome lamps come on when any door is opened. Instrument Panel Brightness on page 4 14. They turn off after all the doors are closed. The dome lamps can also be turned on by turning the instrument panel brightness knob, located on the The exterior lamps...
  • Page 23 Automatically turns on the headlamps, parking lamps, taillamps, instrument panel lights, and license plate lamps. Turns on the parking lamps, taillamps, instrument panel lights, and license plate lamps. Turns on the headlamps, parking lamps, taillamps, instrument panel lights, and license plate lamps. For more information, see: Exterior Lamps on page 4 10.
  • Page 24: Climate Controls

    The heating, cooling, and ventilation in the vehicle can be controlled with these systems. If this vehicle is a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Hybrid manual for more information. A. Fan Control H. Display B. AUTO I. Power Button C. Defrost J.
  • Page 25: Transmission

    controls, see Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System The current range will appear next to the M. This is the on page 4 27 and Rear Air Conditioning and Heating highest attainable range with all lower gears accessible. System and Electronic Climate Controls on page 4 28. As an example, when 4 (Fourth) gear is selected, 1 (First) through 4 (Fourth) gears are available.
  • Page 26: Four-wheel Drive

    This setting is used for driving in most street and highway situations. If the vehicle has Four-Wheel Drive, you can send the This setting is engine's driving power to all four wheels for extra ideal for use when road surface traction conditions are traction.
  • Page 27: Radio(s)

    Press to display additional text information related to the current FM-RDS or XM station; or CD, MP3 or WMA song. If information is available during XM, CD, MP3 or WMA playback, the song title information displays on the top line of the display and artist information displays on the bottom line.
  • Page 28: Satellite Radio

    A fee is required to receive the XM service. For more information, refer to: To set the time and date for the radio with CD, DVD, and USB Port: www.xmradio.com or call 1-800-929-2100 (U.S.) 1. Turn the ignition key to ACC/ACCESSORY or www.xmradio.ca or call 1-877-438-9677 (Canada) ON/RUN, then press , to turn the radio on.
  • Page 29: Steering Wheel Controls

    Press to seek the next radio station, the next track or chapter while sourced to the CD or DVD slot, or to For vehicles with audio ® select tracks and folders on an iPod or USB device. steering wheel controls, For more information, see Audio Steering Wheel some audio controls Controls on page 4 136.
  • Page 30: Cruise Control

    This feature may alert you to vehicles located in your The cruise control buttons side blind zone. When the system detects a vehicle in are located on left side of the side blind zone, an amber SBZA display will light up the steering wheel.
  • Page 31: Power Outlets

    The accessory power outlets are powered, even with the ignition off. Continuing to use accessory power This feature uses sensors on the rear bumper to outlets while the ignition is in LOCK/OFF may cause detect objects while parking the vehicle. URPA comes the vehicle's battery to run down.
  • Page 32: Sunroof

    To open the sunroof, press and hold the rear of the driver side switch until the There are two sunroof sunroof reaches the desired position. Press and hold switches located in the the front of the driver side switch to close it. overhead console above To express-open the rearview mirror.
  • Page 33: Stabilitrak ®

    This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS). The vehicle may have a traction control system that The Tire Pressure Monitor limits wheel spin and the StabiliTrak system that assists alerts you when a with directional control of the vehicle in difficult driving significant reduction in conditions.
  • Page 35: Roadside Assistance Program

    Avoid fast starts and accelerate smoothly. Canada: Brake gradually and avoid abrupt stops. As the owner of a new GMC, you are automatically Avoid idling the engine for long periods of time. enrolled in the Roadside Assistance program. This program provides technically trained advisors who...
  • Page 36: Onstar ®

    Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostics, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Turn by Turn Navigation and Hands Free Calling are available on most vehicles. Not all OnStar services are available on all vehicles. For more information see the OnStar Owner's Guide or visit www.onstar.com (U.S.) or www.onstar.ca (Canada), contact OnStar at 1-888-4-ONSTAR (1 888 466 7827) or TTY 1 877 248 2080, or press...
  • Page 37 The OnStar system can record and transmit vehicle information. This information is automatically sent to an This vehicle may have a Talk/Mute button that can OnStar call center when is pressed, is pressed, be used to interact with OnStar hands-free calling. or if the airbags or ACR system deploy.
  • Page 38 1-32...
  • Page 143 Section 3 Features and Controls Keys ..........3-3 Starting and Operating Your Vehicle .
  • Page 144: Rear Vision Camera (rvc)

    Section 3 Features and Controls Mirrors ..........3-54 Universal Home Remote System .
  • Page 145: Keys

    Keys WARNING: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons, children or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. The windows will function with the keys in the ignition and children could be seriously injured or killed if caught in the path of a closing window.
  • Page 146: Remote Keyless Entry (rke) System

    See your dealer if a replacement key or additional key If there is a decrease in the RKE operating range, is needed. try this: Check the distance. The transmitter may be too If you ever lock your keys in the vehicle, far from the vehicle.
  • Page 147: Operation

    Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System The following functions may be available if your vehicle Operation has the RKE system: (Remote Vehicle Start): For vehicles with this The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter functions feature, press to start the engine from outside the work up to 195 feet (60 m) away from the vehicle.
  • Page 148 (Unlock): Press once to unlock only the driver (Vehicle Locator/Panic Alarm): Press and release to locate the vehicle. The turn signal lamps flash and door. If is pressed again within three seconds, all the horn sounds three times. remaining doors unlock. The interior lamps may come on and stay on for 20 seconds or until the ignition is Press and hold for more than two seconds to...
  • Page 149: Battery Replacement

    Programming Transmitters to the Vehicle Only RKE transmitters programmed to this vehicle will work. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement can be purchased and programmed through your dealer. When the replacement transmitter is programmed to this vehicle, all remaining transmitters must also be reprogrammed.
  • Page 150: Remote Vehicle Start

    Remote Vehicle Start If your vehicle does not have an automatic climate control system, during remote start, you will need to Your vehicle may have a remote starting feature. manually turn the heated seats on and off. See Heated This feature allows you to start the engine from outside Seats on page 2 8 for additional information.
  • Page 151: Remote Vehicle Start

    (Remote Start): This button will be on the RKE To manually shut off a remote start, do any of the transmitter if you have remote start. following: Aim the RKE transmitter at the vehicle and press To start the vehicle using the remote start feature: the remote start button until the parking lamps 1.
  • Page 152: Doors And Locks

    The vehicle cannot be remote started if the key is Doors and Locks in the ignition, the hood is not closed, or if there is an emission control system malfunction and the check Door Locks engine light comes on. Also, the engine will turn off during a remote vehicle start if the coolant temperature gets too high or if the WARNING: oil pressure gets low.
  • Page 153: Power Door Locks

    Delayed Locking WARNING: (Continued) When locking the doors with the power lock switch and a door or the liftgate is open, the doors will lock five seconds after the last door is closed. You will hear Outsiders can easily enter through an three chimes to signal that the delayed locking feature unlocked door when you slow down or stop is in use.
  • Page 154: Rear Door Security Locks

    Rear Door Security Locks When you want to open a rear door when the security lock is on, do the following: Your vehicle has rear door security locks. These 1. Unlock the door by lifting the rear door manual prevent passengers from opening the rear doors from lock, using the power door lock switch, or the the inside.
  • Page 155: Liftgate/liftglass

    Liftgate/Liftglass WARNING: (Continued) WARNING: If you have air outlets on or under the instrument panel, open them all the way. It can be dangerous to drive with the liftglass or If your vehicle has a power liftgate, disable the liftgate open because carbon monoxide (CO) gas power liftgate function.
  • Page 156 To open the entire liftgate, press the touchpad on the underside of the liftgate handle (B). The vehicle must be in PARK (P) to open the liftgate. To close the liftgate, use the pull cup or pull strap as an aid. The liftgate or liftglass cannot be opened if the rear wipers are in motion.
  • Page 157: Power Liftgate

    Power Liftgate WARNING: (Continued) Power Liftgate Operation Adjust the Climate Control system to a setting WARNING: that brings in only outside air and set the fan speed to the highest setting. See Climate Control System in the Index. Exhaust gases can enter the vehicle if it is driven If the vehicle is equipped with a power liftgate, with the liftgate, trunk/hatch open, or with any disable the power liftgate function.
  • Page 158 OFF: Press the bottom of the button for manual The power liftgate can be power opened and closed in operation of the power liftgate. the following ways: Press and hold the power liftgate button on the The taillamps will flash and a chime will sound when the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter until the power liftgate is moving.
  • Page 159 The power liftgate may be temporarily disabled under Obstacle Detection Features extreme temperatures, or under low battery conditions. If the liftgate encounters an obstacle during a power If this occurs, the liftgate can still be operated manually. open or close cycle, a warning chime will sound and If you shift the transmission out of P (Park) while the the liftgate will automatically reverse direction to the full power function is in progress, the liftgate power function...
  • Page 160: Power Assist Steps

    Manual Operation of Power Liftgate Power Assist Steps To change the liftgate to manual operation, press the Your vehicle may have power assist steps. switch on the overhead console to the OFF position. The power assist steps automatically extend from With the power liftgate disabled and all of the doors beneath the vehicle on the side in which the door has unlocked, the liftgate can be manually opened and...
  • Page 161: Windows

    Windows WARNING: Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather.
  • Page 162: Power Windows

    Power Windows The power window switches are located on the driver door. WARNING: Leaving children in a vehicle with the keys is dangerous for many reasons, children or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move.
  • Page 163 Express-Down/Up Windows Express Window Anti Pinch Override Windows with the express feature allow the windows to be raised and lowered all the way without holding the WARNING: switch. Press or pull the switch fully and release it to activate If express override is activated, the window will the express feature.
  • Page 164: Sun Visors

    Programming the Power Windows Window Lockout If the battery on the vehicle has been recharged, (Window Lockout): The rear window lockout button disconnected, or is not working, you will need to is located on the driver door near the window switches. reprogram each front power window for the express-up Press the right side of the button to disable the rear feature to work.
  • Page 165: Theft-deterrent Systems

    Theft-Deterrent Systems To arm the theft-deterrent system: 1. Open the door. Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities. This vehicle has theft-deterrent features, however, they 2. Lock the door with the Remote Keyless Entry do not make it impossible to steal. (RKE) transmitter or the power door lock switch.
  • Page 166: Testing The Alarm

    The theft-deterrent system will not activate if the doors Testing the Alarm are locked with the vehicle's key or the manual door To test the alarm: lock. It activates only if you use the power door lock switch with the door open or the RKE transmitter. 1.
  • Page 167: Pass-key Iii+ Electronic Immobilizer

    ® PASS-Key III+ Electronic You do not have to manually arm or disarm the system. Immobilizer The security light will come on if there is a problem with arming or disarming the theft-deterrent system. See Radio Frequency Statement on page 8 19 ®...
  • Page 168 ® It is possible for the PASS-Key III+ decoder to learn 3. After the engine has started, turn the key to the transponder value of a new or replacement key. LOCK/OFF, and remove the key. Up to 10 keys may be programmed for the vehicle. 4.
  • Page 169: Starting And Operating Your Vehicle

    Avoid making hard stops for the first Starting and Operating Your 200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time Vehicle the new brake linings are not yet broken in. Hard stops with new linings can mean premature wear and earlier replacement. New Vehicle Break-In Follow this breaking-in guideline every time The vehicle does not need an elaborate...
  • Page 170: Ignition Positions

    Ignition Positions A (LOCK/OFF): This position locks the ignition. It also locks the transmission on automatic transmission The ignition switch has vehicles. The key can be removed in LOCK/OFF. four different positions. On vehicles with an automatic transmission, the shift lever must be in P (Park) to turn the ignition switch to LOCK/OFF.
  • Page 171: Retained Accessory Power (rap)

    B (ACC/ACCESSORY): This position lets things like Retained Accessory Power (RAP) the radio and the windshield wipers operate while the The following vehicle accessories can be used for up to engine is off. Use this position if the vehicle must be 10 minutes after the engine is turned off: pushed or towed.
  • Page 172: Starting Procedure

    Starting Procedure 2. If the engine does not start after 5 10 seconds, especially in very cold weather (below 0°F or 1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn the 18°C), it could be flooded with too much gasoline. ignition key to START.
  • Page 173: Adjustable Throttle And Brake Pedal

    Adjustable Throttle and Brake Pedal Press the arrow at the bottom of the switch to move the pedals closer to your body. Press the arrow at the top of On vehicles with this feature, you can change the the switch to move the pedals away from your body. position of the throttle and brake pedals.
  • Page 174: To Use The Engine Coolant Heater

    To Use the Engine Coolant Heater WARNING: 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. Plugging the cord into an ungrounded outlet could The cord is secured to the Engine Compartment cause an electrical shock. Also, the wrong kind of Fuse Block with a clip.
  • Page 175: Active Fuel Management

    Active Fuel Management Automatic Transmission Operation Vehicles with V8 engines may have Active Fuel If the vehicle is a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Management . This system allows the engine to Hybrid manual for more information. operate on either all or half of its cylinders, depending If the vehicle is has an automatic transmission, it has an on the driving conditions.
  • Page 176 WARNING: It is dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking brake firmly set. The vehicle can roll. Do not leave the vehicle when the engine is Heavy Duty 6-Speed Automatic Transmission Shown running unless you have to.
  • Page 177 N (Neutral): In this position, the engine does not WARNING: connect with the wheels. To restart the engine when the vehicle is already moving, use N (Neutral) only. Also, use N (Neutral) when the vehicle is being towed. If the vehicle has a four-wheel drive transfer case with a N (Neutral) position, and the transfer WARNING: case is in N (Neutral), the vehicle will be free to...
  • Page 178 D (Drive): This position is for normal driving. It provides The vehicle's transmission uses adaptive shift controls. the best fuel economy. If you need more power for Adaptive shift controls continually compares key shift passing, and you are: parameters to pre-programmed ideal shifts stored in the transmissions computer.
  • Page 179 2 (Second): This position reduces vehicle speed even covered by the vehicle warranty. If you are stuck, do more than 3 (Third) without using the brakes. You can not spin the tires. When stopping on a hill, use the use 2 (Second) on hills. It can help control vehicle brakes to hold the vehicle in place.
  • Page 180 To use this feature, do the following: While using Range Selection Mode, cruise control and the Tow/Haul mode can be used. 1. Move the shift lever to M (Manual Mode). Spinning the tires or holding the vehicle in 2. Press the plus/minus buttons, located on the one place on a hill using only the accelerator pedal steering column shift lever, to select the desired may damage the transmission.
  • Page 181: Tow/haul Mode

    Tow/Haul Mode When Tow/Haul mode is selected the Tow/Haul indicator light will come on. ® The Tow/Haul mode works with the Autoride feature, if the vehicle has this, to enhance the ride when ® trailering or with a loaded vehicle. See Autoride page 5 48.
  • Page 182 ® ® Grade Braking (Hydra-Matic 6-Speed Cruise Grade Braking (Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission) 6-Speed Automatic Transmission) The Grade Braking shift modes can be activated by Cruise Grade Braking assists when driving on pressing the button on the end of the shift control lever. a downhill grade.
  • Page 183: Four-wheel Drive

    Four-Wheel Drive (Two Speed Automatic Transfer Case Automatic Transfer Case) The transfer case knob is located to the left of the If the vehicle has four-wheel drive, you can send the instrument panel cluster. engine's driving power to all four wheels for extra traction.
  • Page 184 ® The vehicle has StabiliTrak . Shifting into (Two-Wheel Drive High): This setting is used for Four-Wheel-Drive Low will turn Traction Control and driving in most street and highway situations. The front ® ® StabiliTrak off. See StabiliTrak System on page 5 6. axle is not engaged in two-wheel drive.
  • Page 185 Shifting Into Four-Wheel Drive High or transmission in N (Neutral). The preferred method for shifting into Four-Wheel Drive Low is to have the AUTO (Automatic Four-Wheel Drive) vehicle moving 1 to 2 mph (1.6 to 3.2 km/h). Turn the Turn the knob to the Four-Wheel High or AUTO knob to the Four-Wheel Drive Low position.
  • Page 186 Shifting Out of Four-Wheel Drive Low The vehicle may have significant engagement noise and bump when shifting between Four-Wheel Drive Low To shift from Four-Wheel Drive Low to Four-Wheel Drive and Four-Wheel Drive High ranges or from N (Neutral) High, AUTO, or Two-Wheel Drive High, the vehicle must while the engine is running.
  • Page 187: Shifting Into Neutral

    Shifting into Neutral 8. Turn the ignition to ACC/ACCESSORY, which will turn the engine off. To shift the transfer case to N (Neutral) do the following: 9. Place the transmission shift lever in P (Park). 1. Make sure the vehicle is parked so that it will 10.
  • Page 188: Front Axle

    4. Release the parking brake prior to moving the Four-Wheel Drive (Single Speed vehicle. Automatic Transfer Case) Shifting the transmission into gear before If the vehicle has four-wheel drive, you can send the the Four-Wheel Drive Low indicator light has engine's driving power to all four wheels for extra stopped flashing could damage the transfer case.
  • Page 189 Automatic Transfer Case flash while shifting. It will stay on when the shift is completed. If for some reason the transfer case cannot The transfer case knob is make a requested shift, it will return to the last chosen located to the left of the setting.
  • Page 190: Parking Brake

    Service Four Wheel Drive Parking Brake If the SERVICE 4 WHEEL DRIVE message stays on, you should take the vehicle to your dealer for service. See SERVICE 4 WHEEL DRIVE message under DIC Warnings and Messages on page 4 61. Shifting Into Four-Wheel Drive High or AUTO (Automatic Four-Wheel Drive) Turn the knob to the Four-Wheel High or AUTO...
  • Page 191: Shifting Into Park

    To release the parking brake, hold the regular brake pedal down, then push down momentarily on the WARNING: (Continued) parking brake pedal until you feel the pedal release. Slowly pull your foot up off the park brake pedal. If the N (Neutral), the vehicle will be free to roll, even parking brake is not released when you begin to drive, if the shift lever is in P (Park).
  • Page 192: Torque Lock

    Leaving the Vehicle With the Engine the shift lever into P (Park), hold the regular brake pedal down. Then, see if you can move the shift lever away Running from P (Park) without first pulling it toward you. If you can, it means that the shift lever was not fully locked into P (Park).
  • Page 193: Shifting Out Of Park

    Shifting Out of Park If you still are unable to shift out of P (Park): 1. Ease the pressure on the shift lever. This vehicle is equipped with an electronic shift lock 2. While holding down the brake pedal, press the shift release system.
  • Page 194: Engine Exhaust

    Engine Exhaust WARNING: (Continued) WARNING: The vehicle s exhaust system has been modified, damaged or improperly repaired. Engine exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) There are holes or openings in the which cannot be seen or smelled. Exposure to CO vehicle body from damage or after-market can cause unconsciousness and even death.
  • Page 195: Running The Vehicle While Parked

    Running the Vehicle While Parked WARNING: (Continued) It is better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be WARNING: injured.
  • Page 196: Mirrors

    Mirrors Automatic Dimming Mirror Operation Automatic dimming reduces the glare from the Manual Rearview Mirror headlamps of the vehicle behind you. The dimming feature comes on and the indicator light illuminates Hold the inside rearview mirror in the center to move it each time the ignition is turned to start.
  • Page 197: Outside Towing Mirrors

    Outside Towing Mirrors Outside Power Mirrors Vehicles with outside power mirrors have the controls on the driver door armrest. If the vehicle has towing mirrors, they can be adjusted To adjust each mirror: for a clearer view of the objects behind you. Manually 1.
  • Page 198: Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors

    Manually fold the mirrors inward to prevent damage Resetting the Power Foldaway Mirrors when going through an automatic car wash. To fold, Reset the power foldaway mirrors if: push the mirror toward the vehicle. Push the mirror outward, to return to its original position. The mirrors are accidentally obstructed while folding.
  • Page 199: Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror

    Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror Outside Convex Mirror Vehicles with this feature have a driver outside mirror that adjusts for the glare of headlamps behind you. WARNING: See Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror on page 3 54 for more information. A convex mirror can make things, like other Park Tilt Mirrors vehicles, look farther away than they really are.
  • Page 200: Outside Heated Mirrors

    Outside Heated Mirrors Object Detection Systems For vehicles with heated mirrors: Ultrasonic Rear Parking (Rear Window Defogger): Press to heat the Assist (URPA) mirrors. See Rear Window Defogger under Dual Automatic For vehicles with the Ultrasonic Rear Parking Climate Control System on page 4 20 or Climate Assist (URPA) system, it operates at speeds less than Control System on page 4 18 for more information.
  • Page 201: How The System Works

    The system can be WARNING: (Continued) disabled by pressing the rear park aid disable button located next to If you do not use proper care before and while the radio. backing; vehicle damage, injury, or death could occur. Even with URPA, always check behind the vehicle before backing up.
  • Page 202 PARK ASST BLOCKED SEE OWNERS MANUAL: Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) This message can occur under the following conditions: The vehicle may have a Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) The ultrasonic sensors are not clean. Keep the system. Read this entire section before using the vehicle's rear bumper free of mud, dirt, snow, ice system.
  • Page 203 Before making a lane change, always check the SBZA Use caution while changing lanes when towing a trailer, display, check the outside and rearview mirrors, look as the SBZA detection zones do not change when a over your shoulder for vehicles and hazards, and use trailer is towed.
  • Page 204 SBZA displays do not come on while the vehicle is SBZA is designed to ignore stationary objects; however, approaching or passing other vehicles. At speeds the system may occasionally light up due to guard rails, greater then 32 km/h (20 mph), SBZA displays may signs, trees, shrubs, and other stationary objects.
  • Page 205 SBZA Error Messages FCC Information The following messages may appear in the DIC: See Radio Frequency Statement on page 8 19 for FCC information. SIDE BLIND ZONE ALERT SYSTEM OFF: This message indicates that the driver has turned the Frequency of operation: 24.05GHz 24.25GHz system off.
  • Page 206: Rear Vision Camera (rvc)

    Rear Vision Camera (RVC) Vehicles Without Navigation System The rear vision camera system is designed to help This vehicle may have a Rear Vision Camera system. the driver when backing up by displaying a view of Read this entire section before using it. the area behind the vehicle.
  • Page 207 Vehicles With Navigation System The rear vision camera system is designed to help the driver when backing up by displaying a view of the area behind the vehicle. When the driver shifts the vehicle into R (Reverse), the video image automatically appears on the navigation screen.
  • Page 208 Adjusting the Brightness and Contrast of The symbols appear when an object has been detected by the URPA system. The symbol may cover the object the Screen when viewing the navigation screen. To adjust the brightness and contrast of the screen, To turn the symbols on or off: press the MENU button while the rear vision camera 1.
  • Page 209 Rear Vision Camera Location The image is provided by the camera located above the license plate. A. View displayed by the camera. The camera uses a special lens. The distance of the B. Corner of the rear bumper. image that appears on the screen differs from the actual distance.
  • Page 210 When the System Does Not Seem To The rear vision camera system display in the rearview mirror may turn off or not appear as expected due to Work Properly one of the following conditions. If this occurs the left indicator light on the mirror will flash. The rear vision camera system might not work properly or display a clear image if: A slow flash may indicate a loss of video signal,...
  • Page 211: Universal Home Remote System

    Universal Home Remote This system provides a way to replace up to three remote control transmitters used to activate devices System such as garage door openers, security systems, and home automation devices. See Radio Frequency Statement on page 8 19 Do not use this system with any garage door opener for information regarding Part 15 of the Federal that does not have the stop and reverse feature.
  • Page 212 Programming Universal Home Remote Rolling Code For questions or help programming the Universal Home Remote System, call 1-866-572-2728 or go to learcar2u.com. Most garage door openers sold after 1996 are Rolling Code units. Programming a garage door opener involves time-sensitive actions, so read the entire procedure before starting.
  • Page 213 3. Immediately return to the vehicle. Press and hold Programming Universal Home the Universal Home Remote button that will be Remote Fixed Code used to control the garage door until the garage door moves. The indicator light, above the selected For questions or help programming the Universal button, should slowly blink.
  • Page 214 To program up to three devices: The garage door opener receiver (motor head unit) could also have a row of dip switches that can be used when programming the Universal Home Remote. If the total number of switches on the motor head and hand held transmitter are different, or if the dip switch settings are different, use the dip switch settings on the motor head unit to...
  • Page 215 2. Write down the eight to 12 switch settings from left to right as follows: When a switch is in the up position, write Left. When a switch is in the down position, write Right. If a switch is set between the up and down position, write Middle.
  • Page 216 5. After entering all of the switch positions, again, firmly press and release all three buttons at the same time. The indicator lights will turn on. 6. Press and hold the button that will be used to control the garage door until the garage door moves.
  • Page 217: Storage Areas

    Reprogramming Universal Home Storage Areas Remote Buttons Glove Box Any of the three buttons can be reprogrammed by repeating the instructions. Lift up on the glove box lever to open it. Erasing Universal Home Remote Cupholders Buttons For vehicles with cupholders located in the front and The programmed buttons should be erased when the rear of the floor console or in the fold down armrest, vehicle is sold or the lease ends.
  • Page 218: Center Console Storage

    There could also be cupholders located in the second For vehicles with a roof rack, the rack can be used to and third row seat armrest areas. load items. For roof racks that do not have crossrails included, GM Certified crossrails can be purchased as Center Console Storage an accessory.
  • Page 219: Rear Storage Area

    Do not exceed the maximum vehicle capacity when A Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) is located loading the vehicle. For more information on vehicle above the rear window glass. capacity and loading, see Loading the Vehicle on Make sure items loaded on the roof of the vehicle do page 5 31.
  • Page 220: Cargo Cover

    Cargo Cover To remove the cover from a regular wheelbase model: 1. Let the cover go all the way into the holder. 2. Then, grasping the driver's side cover end cap, WARNING: push the cover end cap toward the passenger side of the vehicle.
  • Page 221: Sunroof

    Sunroof Manual-Open/Manual-Close: To open the sunroof press and hold the rear of the driver's side switch until Your vehicle may be equipped with a power sliding the sunroof reaches the desired position. To close the sunroof, press and hold the front of the driver's side sunroof.
  • Page 222 The sunroof has a comfort stop feature which stops the Anti-Pinch Feature: If an object is in the path sunroof from opening to the full-open position. From the of the sunroof while it is closing, the anti-pinch feature comfort stop position, press the rear of the driver's side will detect the object and stop the sunroof from closing switch a second time to open the sunroof to the at the point of the obstruction.
  • Page 223 ......4-3 Battery Run-Down Protection ....4-16 Hazard Warning Flashers .
  • Page 224 Tire Pressure Light ......4-39 ........4-80 Malfunction Indicator Lamp .
  • Page 225 Press this button located on top of the steering column, to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. This warns others that you are having trouble. Press again to turn the flashers off. When the hazard warning flashers are on, the vehicle's turn signals will not work.
  • Page 226 An arrow on the instrument panel cluster flashes in the direction of the turn or lane change. Move the lever all the way up or down to signal a turn. Raise or lower the lever for less than one second until the arrow starts to flash to signal a lane change.
  • Page 227 If the turn signal is left on for more than 3/4 of a mile This feature lets you use the high-beam headlamps to (1.2 km), a chime will sound at each flash of the turn signal a driver in front of you that you want to pass. signal and the message TURN SIGNAL ON will also It works even if the headlamps are in the automatic appear in the Driver Information Control (DIC).
  • Page 228 Clear ice and snow from the wiper blades before using them. If frozen to the windshield, carefully loosen or thaw them. Damaged wiper blades should be replaced. See Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement on page 6 61. Heavy snow or ice can overload the wiper motor. A circuit breaker will stop the motor until it cools down.
  • Page 229 The rear window wiper/washer will not operate if the liftgate or liftglass is open or ajar. If the liftgate or liftglass is opened while the rear wiper is on, the wiper will return to the parked position and stop. In freezing weather, do not use your washer until the windshield is warmed.
  • Page 230 ® If the vehicle has StabiliTrak , and the system begins Press to set the speed and activate to limit wheel spin, cruise control will automatically cruise control or make the vehicle decelerate. ® disengage. See StabiliTrak System on page 5 6. Press to disengage cruise control without When road conditions allow the cruise control to be erasing the set speed from memory.
  • Page 231 How well the cruise control will work on hills depends upon the vehicle speed, load, and the steepness of the If the cruise control system is already activated, hills. When going up steep hills, you might have to step Press and hold the +RES button on the steering on the accelerator pedal to maintain the vehicle speed.
  • Page 232 Automatically turns on the headlamps at normal brightness, together with the The exterior lamps following: control is located on the Parking Lamps instrument panel to the Instrument Panel Lights left of the steering wheel. Taillamps License Plate Lamps Turns on the parking lamps together with the following: It controls the following systems: Instrument Panel Lights...
  • Page 233 When the headlamps are turned on while the vehicle is The DRL system comes on when the following on, the headlamps will turn off automatically 10 minutes conditions are met: after the ignition is turned off. When the headlamps are The ignition is on.
  • Page 234 driving under bridges or bright overhead street lights does not affect the system. The DRL and automatic When it is dark enough outside, the automatic headlamp system is only affected when the light sensor headlamp system turns on the headlamps at the detects a change in lighting lasting longer than the normal brightness, along with the taillamps, sidemarker, delay.
  • Page 235 For vehicles with fog lamps, the control is located next If the vehicle has this feature, this button includes wiring to the exterior lamps control on the instrument panel, to provisions for a dealer or a qualified service center to the left of the steering column.
  • Page 236 The emergency roof lamp circuit is fused at 30 amps, so the total current draw of the attached lamps should The dome lamps come on when any door is opened. be less than this value. The attachment points for the They turn off after all the doors are closed.
  • Page 237 The vehicle has an illuminated entry feature. The vehicle has Electric Power Management (EPM) that estimates the battery's temperature and state of charge. When the doors are opened, the dome lamps will It then adjusts the voltage for best performance and come on if the dome override button is in the extended extended life of the battery.
  • Page 238 EPM works to prevent excessive discharge of the battery. It does this by balancing the generator's output Accessory power outlets can be used to connect and the vehicle's electrical needs. It can increase auxiliary electrical equipment, such as a cellular engine idle speed to generate more power, whenever telephone.
  • Page 239 Certain accessory plugs may not be compatible to the accessory power outlet and could result in blown The front ashtray is located near the center of the adapter or vehicle fuses. If you experience a problem, instrument panel or on the front console, if equipped. see your dealer for additional information on the Pull on the ashtray door to open it.
  • Page 240 Move the thumbwheels up or down to increase or decrease the temperature on the driver's side or the passenger side of the vehicle for the dual zone system. The heating, cooling, and ventilation in the vehicle can Turn the left knob clockwise or be controlled with this system.
  • Page 241 The air conditioning system removes moisture from the The defog mode is used to clear the air, so a small amount of water might drip under the windows of fog or moisture. Air is directed to the vehicle while idling or after turning off the engine. windshield, floor outlets, and side window vents.
  • Page 242 If this vehicle is a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Hybrid manual for more information. The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window. Press this button to turn the rear window defogger on or off. The system automatically turns off several minutes after it has been activated.
  • Page 243 the system is turned off. This is possible since outside Press to turn the climate control air always flows through the system as the vehicle is system on or off. Outside air still enters the vehicle, moving forward unless it is set to recirculation mode. and is directed to the floor.
  • Page 244 2. Set the driver's and passenger's temperature. To find your comfort setting, start with a 23°C When automatic operation is active (74°F) temperature setting and allow about the system will control the inside temperature, the air 20 minutes for the system to regulate. Use the delivery, and the fan speed.
  • Page 245 This mode clears the windows of fog or moisture. Air is directed to the windshield, floor outlets, Press these buttons to increase or and side window vents. In this mode, the system decrease the fan speed. turns off recirculation and runs the air conditioning Pressing either fan button while in automatic control compressor unless the outside temperature is close places the fan under manual control.
  • Page 246 Press to turn the air Press to turn the recirculation conditioning (A/C) compressor on and off. An indicator mode on or off. An indicator light comes on to show that light comes on to show that the air conditioning is on. the recirculation is on.
  • Page 247 The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to remove fog from the rear window. Press to turn the rear window defogger on or off. It automatically turns off several minutes after it has been activated. The defogger can also be turned off by turning off the engine.
  • Page 248: Second Row Seats

    Use the air outlets located in the center and on the side of the instrument panel to direct the airflow. Keep the hood and front air inlets free of ice, snow, or any other obstruction (such as leaves). The heater and defroster will work far better, reducing the chance of fogging the inside of the windows.
  • Page 249 Automatic Climate Control System on page 4 20. The rear system can also be turned off by turning the rear fan knob to the position. For vehicles with this system, the rear controls are three This mode matches the rear climate knobs located in the headliner.
  • Page 250 Press the REAR button on the front climate control system to turn the rear climate control system on or off. An indicator comes on when the rear system is on. The rear climate control system can also be turned For vehicles with the rear heat and air conditioning off by pressing and holding the button.
  • Page 251 Press the air delivery mode button until this setting is selected to control the inside temperature, air delivery, and fan speed. AUTO appears in the display Warning lights and gauges can signal that something is when automatic operation is active. wrong before it becomes serious enough to cause an expensive repair or replacement.
  • Page 252 For vehicles with a Two-mode Hybrid, see the Two-mode Hybrid manual for more information. 4-30...
  • Page 253 The speedometer shows the vehicle's speed in both kilometers per hour (km/h) and miles per hour (mph). When the engine is started, a chime sounds for several The odometer shows how far the vehicle has been seconds to remind a driver to fasten the safety belt, driven, in either kilometers (used in Canada) or miles unless the driver safety belt is already buckled.
  • Page 254 For vehicles equipped with the passenger safety belt The system checks the airbag's electrical system for reminder light, several seconds after the engine is possible malfunctions. If the light stays on it indicates started, a chime sounds for several seconds to remind there is an electrical problem.
  • Page 255 In addition, if the vehicle has a passenger sensing system for the right front passenger position, the label on the vehicle's sun visors refers to ADVANCED AIRBAGS . If the airbag readiness light stays on after the vehicle is started or comes on while driving, it means the airbag system might not be working properly.
  • Page 256 If the word ON or the on symbol is lit on the passenger airbag status indicator, it means that the right front This light comes on briefly passenger frontal airbag is enabled (may inflate). when the ignition key is If the word OFF or the off symbol is lit on the airbag turned to START, but the status indicator, it means that the passenger sensing engine is not running,...
  • Page 257 Readings in the low warning zone may occur when a large number of electrical accessories are operating When the engine is not in the vehicle and the engine is left at an idle for an running, but the ignition is extended period.
  • Page 258 With the ignition on, the brake system warning light comes on when the parking brake is set. If the vehicle is driven with the parking brake engaged, a chime sounds when the vehicle speed is greater than 8 km/h (5 mph). The vehicle's hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts.
  • Page 259 If the light comes on while driving, pull off the road and If the ABS light stays on, turn the ignition off. If the light stop carefully. The pedal might be harder to push or comes on while driving, stop as soon as it is safely might go closer to the floor.
  • Page 260 For vehicles with the ® StabiliTrak system, this light comes on briefly while starting the engine. If it does not, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer. If the system is working normally the indicator light then goes off. If the light comes on and stays on while driving, there ®...
  • Page 261 For vehicles with a tire This indicates that there may be a problem with the Tire pressure monitoring Pressure Monitor System. The light flashes for about a system, this light comes minute and stays on steady for the remainder of the on briefly when the engine ignition cycle.
  • Page 262 This light comes on during a malfunction in one of If the check engine light comes on and stays on, while two ways: the engine is running, this indicates that there is an OBD II problem and service is required. A misfire condition has been detected.
  • Page 263 Make sure to fuel the vehicle with quality fuel. An emission control system Poor fuel quality causes the engine not to run as malfunction has been detected on the vehicle. efficiently as designed and can cause: stalling Diagnosis and service might be required. after start-up, stalling when the vehicle is changed An emission system malfunction might be corrected by into gear, misfiring, hesitation on acceleration,...
  • Page 264 The vehicle may not pass inspection if: the check engine light is on with the engine running, or if the light does not come on when Some state/provincial and local governments may have the ignition is turned to ON/RUN while the engine programs to inspect the on-vehicle emission control is off.
  • Page 265 A reading in the low pressure zone may be caused by a dangerously low oil level or some other problem causing low oil pressure. Check the oil as soon as possible. Do not keep driving if the oil pressure is low. The engine can become so hot that it catches fire.
  • Page 266 This light comes on briefly while starting the engine. If it does not, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer. If the system is working normally the indicator light then goes off. If the light comes on and stays on, it means that oil is not flowing through the engine properly.
  • Page 267 The fog lamp light comes This light comes on when on when the fog lamps the high-beam headlamps are in use. are in use. The light goes out when the fog lamps are turned off. See Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer on page 4 5 See Fog Lamps on page 4 13 for more information.
  • Page 268 When the fuel tank is low, the FUEL LEVEL LOW message appears in the Driver Information Center (DIC). See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 4 61 for more information. Here are some situations owners may experience with the fuel gauge. None of these indicate a problem with the fuel gauge.
  • Page 269 This light, under the fuel Your vehicle has a Driver Information Center (DIC). gauge, comes on briefly The DIC displays information about your vehicle. It also while the engine is being displays warning messages if a system problem is started. detected.
  • Page 270 The buttons are the trip/ fuel, vehicle information, If your vehicle has DIC buttons, the information below customization, and set/ explains the operation of this system. reset buttons. The button The DIC has different displays which can be accessed functions are detailed in by pressing the DIC buttons located on the instrument the following pages.
  • Page 271 Press this button to display the oil life, units, side blind zone system on/off, tire Press the trip/fuel button until TRIP displays. This pressure readings for vehicles with the Tire Pressure display shows the current distance traveled in either Monitor System (TPMS), trailer brake gain and output miles (mi) or kilometers (km) since the last reset for the information for vehicles with the Integrated Trailer Brake trip odometer.
  • Page 272 Press the trip/fuel button until FUEL RANGE displays. Press the trip/fuel button until FUEL USED displays. This display shows the approximate number of This display shows the number of gallons (gal) or remaining miles (mi) or kilometers (km) the vehicle liters (L) of fuel used since the last reset of this menu can be driven without refueling.
  • Page 273: Engine Oil Life System

    Press the trip/fuel button until TRANS TEMP displays. Press this button to scroll This display shows the temperature of the automatic through the following menu items: transmission fluid in either degrees Fahrenheit (°F) or degrees Celsius (°C). Press the vehicle information button until OIL LIFE REMAINING displays.
  • Page 274 Remember, you must reset the OIL LIFE display yourself after each oil change. It will not reset itself. On vehicles with the Tire Pressure Monitor System Also, be careful not to reset the OIL LIFE display (TPMS), the pressure for each tire can be viewed in accidentally at any time other than when the oil has the DIC.
  • Page 275 On vehicles with the Integrated Trailer Brake This display allows you to match Remote Keyless Control (ITBC) system, the trailer brake display appears Entry (RKE) transmitters to your vehicle. This procedure in the DIC. Press the vehicle information button until will erase all previously learned transmitters.
  • Page 276 This display allows for setting the compass zone. Press the trip odometer reset stem until TRIP displays. See DIC Compass on page 4 58 This display shows the current distance traveled in either miles (mi) or kilometers (km) since the last reset for the trip odometer.
  • Page 277 This display allows you to select the language in which the DIC messages will appear. To select a language: If your vehicle does not have DIC buttons, the 1. Press the trip odometer reset stem until information below explains the operation of this system. ODOMETER displays.
  • Page 278 The trip odometer has a feature called the retro-active reset. This can be used to set the trip odometer to the number of miles (kilometers) driven since the ignition was last turned on. This can be used if the trip This display allows you to select the language in which odometer is not reset at the beginning of the trip.
  • Page 279 On vehicles with the Integrated Trailer Brake To access this display, the vehicle must be in Control (ITBC) system, the trailer brake display P (Park). Press the trip odometer reset stem until appears in the DIC. Press the trip odometer reset OIL LIFE REMAINING displays.
  • Page 280 3. Press and hold the lock and unlock buttons on the first transmitter at the same time for about Your vehicle may have this display. To access this 15 seconds. display, the vehicle must be in P (Park). If your vehicle On vehicles with memory recall seats, the first has the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), after transmitter learned will match driver 1 and the...
  • Page 281: Compass Zone

    The zone is set to zone eight upon leaving the factory. Your dealer will set the correct zone for your location. Under certain circumstances, such as during a long distance cross-country trip or moving to a new state or province, it will be necessary to compensate for compass variance by resetting the zone through the DIC if the zone is not set correctly.
  • Page 282: Compass Calibration

    4. Press the trip/fuel button until the vehicle heading, To calibrate the compass, use the following procedure: for example, N for North, is displayed in the DIC. Or, if the vehicle does not have DIC buttons, press and hold the trip odometer reset stem for 1.
  • Page 283 When the vehicle s battery is severely discharged, this Messages are displayed on the DIC to notify the driver message will display and four chimes will sound. Start that the status of the vehicle has changed and that the vehicle immediately. If the vehicle is not started and some action may be needed by the driver to correct the the battery continues to discharge, the climate controls, condition.
  • Page 284 On vehicles with the Integrated Trailer Brake Control This message displays and a chime sounds if the driver (ITBC) system, this message may display and a chime door is not fully closed and the vehicle is shifted out of may sound when one of the following conditions exists: P (Park).
  • Page 285 This message displays and a chime sounds when the cooling system temperature gets too hot and the engine further enters the engine coolant protection mode. See Engine Overheating on page 6 36 for further information. This message also displays when the vehicle's engine This message displays when the engine coolant power is reduced.
  • Page 286 This message displays when ice conditions are possible. If your vehicle has the Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) system, this message displays if there is something interfering with the park assist system. This message displays and a chime sounds if the driver See Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) on side rear door is not fully closed and the vehicle is page 3 58 for more information.
  • Page 287 This message displays and a chime sounds if the This message displays and a chime sounds if the liftgate or liftglass is open while the ignition is in passenger side rear door is not fully closed and the ON/RUN. Turn off the vehicle and check the liftgate vehicle is shifted out of P (Park).
  • Page 288 This message displays if there is a problem with the brake system. If this message appears, stop as soon On some vehicles, this message displays if there is a as possible and turn off the vehicle. Restart the vehicle problem with the battery charging system. Under certain and check for the message on the DIC display.
  • Page 289 ® If your vehicle has StabiliTrak and this message On vehicles with the Tire Pressure Monitor System displays, it means there may be a problem with the (TPMS), this message displays if a part on the TPMS is StabiliTrak system. If you see this message, try to not working properly.
  • Page 290 On vehicles with the Integrated Trailer Brake Control (ITBC) system, this message displays and a chime If your vehicle has the Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) sounds when there is a problem with the ITBC system. system, this message displays when the SBZA system is disabled because the sensor is blocked and cannot When this message displays, power is no longer detect vehicles in your blind zone.
  • Page 291 There are several conditions that can cause this message to appear. This message may display along with the check engine One condition is overheating, which could occur if light on the instrument panel cluster if the vehicle's fuel StabiliTrak activates continuously for an extended cap is not tightened properly.
  • Page 292 On vehicles with the Tire Pressure Monitor System If your vehicle has StabiliTrak, this message displays (TPMS), this message displays when the pressure in when the Traction Control System (TCS) is turned off. ® one or more of the vehicle's tires needs to be checked. Adjust your driving accordingly.
  • Page 293 This message displays and a chime sounds if a turn signal is left on for 3/4 of a mile (1.2 km). Move the turn signal/multifunction lever to the off position. This message displays when the windshield washer fluid is low. Fill the windshield washer fluid reservoir as soon as possible.
  • Page 294 1. Turn the ignition on and place the vehicle in P (Park). Your vehicle may have customization capabilities To avoid excessive drain on the battery, it is that allow you to program certain features to one recommended that the headlamps are turned off. preferred setting.
  • Page 295 This feature allows you to select the language in which This feature allows you to select when the vehicle's the DIC messages will appear. doors will automatically lock. See Programmable Automatic Door Locks on page 3 11 for more Press the customization button until the DISPLAY information.
  • Page 296 This feature allows you to select whether or not to turn This feature allows you to select the type of feedback off the automatic door unlocking feature. It also allows you will receive when locking the vehicle with the you to select which doors and when the doors will Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
  • Page 297 To select a setting, press the set/reset button while the desired setting is displayed on the DIC. This feature allows you to select whether or not the locking of the vehicle's doors and liftgate will be delayed. When locking the doors and liftgate with the This feature allows you to select the type of feedback power door lock switch and a door or the liftgate is you will receive when unlocking the vehicle with the...
  • Page 298: Approach Lighting

    This feature allows you to select the amount of time you This feature allows you to select whether or not to have want the exterior lamps to remain on when it is dark the exterior lights turn on briefly during low light periods enough outside.
  • Page 299 This feature allows you to select the volume level of the If your vehicle has this feature, it allows you to select chime. whether or not the outside mirror(s) will automatically tilt down when the vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse). Press the customization button until CHIME VOLUME See Park Tilt Mirrors on page 3 57 for more appears on the DIC display.
  • Page 300 No change will be made to this feature. The current setting will remain. If your vehicle has this feature, it allows you to select To select a setting, press the set/reset button while the your preference for the automatic easy exit seat feature. desired setting is displayed on the DIC.
  • Page 301 If your vehicle has this feature, it allows you to select If your vehicle has this feature, it allows you to turn your preference for the remote memory seat recall the remote start off or on. The remote start feature feature.
  • Page 302 This feature allows you to set all of the customization The feature settings menu will be exited when any of features back to their factory default settings. the following occurs: Press the customization button until FACTORY The vehicle is no longer in ON/RUN. SETTINGS appears on the DIC display.
  • Page 303 To minimize taking your eyes off the road while driving, do the following while the vehicle is parked: To set the time and date: Become familiar with the operation and controls of 1. Turn the ignition key to ACC/ACCESSORY or the audio system.
  • Page 304 5. To decrease the time or date, do one of the following: Press the SEEK button. Press the REV button. Turn the knob counterclockwise. To change the time default setting from 12 hour to 24 hour or to change the date default setting from month/day/year to day/month/year: 1.
  • Page 305 If the vehicle has a Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system, it has a CD/MP3/DVD and USB radio. See Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System on page 4 125 The DVD player is the top slot on the radio faceplate. The player is capable of reading the DTS programmed DVD Audio or DVD Video media, (DTS and DTS Digital Surround are registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.).
  • Page 306 Press to turn the system on Press to switch between AM, FM, or XM , and off. if equipped. Turn clockwise or counterclockwise to increase or Turn to select radio stations. decrease the volume. Press either SEEK arrow to go to the Radios with previous or to the next station and stay there.
  • Page 307 To store a station as a favorite: 1. Tune to the radio station. Drivers are encouraged to set up their radio station favorites while the vehicle is stopped. Tune to favorite 2. Press the FAV button to display the page where stations using the softkeys, favorites button, and the station is to be stored.
  • Page 308 Unique EQ settings can be saved for each source. ® If the radio has a Bose audio system, the EQ settings are either MANUAL or TALK. adjust bass, midrange, or treble, press the knob until the tone control tabs display. Continue pressing to highlight the desired tab, or press the softkey below the To adjust balance or fade, tab.
  • Page 309 Undesired XM categories can be removed through the setup menu. To remove an undesired category: The CAT button is used to find XM 1. Press the MENU button. stations when the radio is in the XM mode. To find XM channels within a category: 2.
  • Page 310 The audio system has been Do not add any label to a CD. It could get caught in the calibrated for the vehicle from the factory. If Calibration CD or DVD player. If a CD is recorded on a personal Error displays, it means that the radio has not been computer and a description label is needed, try labeling configured properly for the vehicle and it must be...
  • Page 311 If playing a CD-R, the sound quality can be reduced due to CD-R or CD-RW quality, the method of Insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up. recording, the quality of the music that has been The player pulls it in and the CD should begin playing in recorded, and the way the CD-R or CD-RW has been 5 to 20 seconds for a CD, and in 30 seconds for a DVD, handled.
  • Page 312 Press and release to eject Turn to select tracks on the CD that is the disc that is currently playing. A CD ejecting from currently playing. a radio with CD/MP3/DVD and USB, ejects from the Press the left arrow to go to the start of bottom slot.
  • Page 313 Press this button to cycle Press and hold to advance through DVD, CD, or Auxiliary when listening to the playback quickly within a track. Sound is heard at a radio. The DVD/CD text label and a message showing reduced volume. Release to resume playing the track. the track or chapter number displays when a disc is in The elapsed time of the track displays.
  • Page 314 Only one audio source can be heard through the Radios with a Single CD player have the capability speakers at a time. An audio source is defined as of playing an MP3 CD-R or CD-RW disc. For more DVD slot, CD slot, XM, FM/AM, Front Auxiliary Jack, information on how to play an MP3 CD-R or CD-RW or Rear Auxiliary Jack.
  • Page 315 There are disc LOAD or disc EJECT problems. The DVD player is controlled by the buttons on the It is very hot. When the temperature returns to remote control, or by the RSA system, or by the buttons normal, the CD should play. on the radio faceplate.
  • Page 316 To play a disc, gently insert the disc, with the label side Press this button to cycle up, into the loading slot. The DVD player might not through DVD, CD, or Auxiliary when listening to the accept some paper labeled media. The player starts radio.
  • Page 317 A lock symbol displays next to the clock display. Press this button to eject a CD or DVD. The parental control feature remains on until this knob If a CD or DVD is ejected, but not removed, the player is pressed and held for more than two seconds again, automatically pulls it back in after 15 seconds.
  • Page 318 Some DVDs begin playing after the previews have finished, although there could be a delay of up to Once a DVD-A is inserted, radio display menu shows 30 seconds. If the DVD does not begin playing the several tab options for DVD playing. Press the softkeys movie automatically, press the softkey under the under any desired tab option during DVD playback.
  • Page 319 To stop playing a DVD without turning off the system, This message displays when there are disc load or eject problems. press the button on the remote control, or press the softkey under the stop or the play/pause tab displayed This message displays, if the disc on the radio.
  • Page 320: Portable Audio Devices

    Press to listen to the radio when a portable audio device is playing. The portable audio device also The radio system has an auxiliary input jack located on continues to play. the lower right side of the faceplate. This is not an audio Press to play a CD when output;...
  • Page 321 Make sure the iPod has the latest firmware from ® Apple for proper operation. iPod firmware can Radios with a USB port can control a USB storage ® be updated using the latest iTunes application. ® device or an iPod using the radio buttons and knobs.
  • Page 322 The root directory is treated as a folder. Files are stored in the root directory when the disc or storage device The radio supports: does not contain folders. Files accessed from the root Up to 50 folders. directory of a CD display as F1 ROOT. Up to 8 folders in depth.
  • Page 323 Playlists can be changed by using the (previous) (next) folder buttons, the knob, or the The song name that displays is the song name that SEEK arrows. MP3 CD-R or CD-RW that have is contained in the ID3 tag. If the song name is not been recorded without using file folders can be played.
  • Page 324 To listen to files by another artist, press the softkey Press and hold to advance located below either arrow tab. The disc goes to the playback quickly. Sound is heard at a reduced volume next or previous artist in alphabetical order. Continue and the elapsed time of the file displays.
  • Page 325 The USB Port can be used to control an iPod or a USB The radio can control a USB storage device or an iPod storage device. using the radio buttons and knobs and display song information on the radio s display. To connect a USB storage device, connect the device to the USB port located on the instrument panel or in the Turn to select files.
  • Page 326 Press the softkey below to view the contents of the current folder on the USB drive. To browse and select files: The five softkeys below the radio display are used to 1. Press the softkey below control the functions listed below. To use the softkeys: 2.
  • Page 327 To skip through large lists, the five softkeys can be used Press the softkey below to navigate in the following order: to view and select a file on an iPod, using the iPod's menu system. Files are sorted by: First softkey, first item in the list. Playlists Second softkey, 1% through the list each time the softkey is pressed.
  • Page 328 To use Shuffle: Press the softkey below select between Shuffle Off, Shuffle All Songs/Shuffle The radio can play .mp3 or .wma files that were Songs, Shuffle Album, or Shuffle Folder. recorded onto a CD-R or CD-RW disc. Press the softkey below The USB port can play .mp3 and .wma files that are turn shuffle off.
  • Page 329 The radio supports: The DVD Player supports: Up to 700 folders. Up to 255 folders. Up to 8 folders in depth. Up to 8 folders in depth. Up to 65,535 files. Up to 15 playlists. Folder and file names up to 64 bytes. Up to 40 sessions.
  • Page 330 Tracks are played in the following order: Play begins from the first track in the first playlist Folders that do not contain files are skipped, and the and continues sequentially through all tracks in player advances to the next folder that contains files. each playlist.
  • Page 331 Press and hold to reverse playback quickly. Sound is heard at a reduced volume Preprogrammed playlists that were created using and the elapsed time of the file displays. Release WinAmp , MusicMatch , or Real Jukebox software REV to resume playing. can be accessed, however, they cannot be edited using the radio.
  • Page 332 When the scan is finished, the disc begins playing files in order by artist. The current artist playing is shown on the second line of the display. Once all songs by that artist are played, the player moves to the next artist in The USB Port can be used to control an iPod or a USB alphabetical order and begins playing files by that artist.
  • Page 333 The radio can control a USB storage device or an iPod The five softkeys below the radio display are used to using the radio buttons and knobs and display song control the functions listed below. information on the radio s display. To use the softkeys: Turn to select files.
  • Page 334 Genres 3. Press to select the folder. If there is more than Songs one folder, repeat Steps 1 and 2 until the folder is reached. Composers 4. Turn to scroll through the files in the selected To select files: folder. 1.
  • Page 335 To use Repeat: These channels, or any others, can be blocked at a customer's request, Press the softkey below to select between by calling 1-800-852-XMXM (9696). Repeat All and Repeat Track. The encryption code in the receiver is Press the softkey below to repeat being updated, and no action is required.
  • Page 336 No song title information is available If this message does not clear at this time on this channel. The system is working within a short period of time, the receiver could have a properly. fault. Consult with your dealer. No category information is available If this message does not clear at this time on this channel.
  • Page 337 The Bluetooth system uses voice recognition to Use the buttons located on the steering wheel to interpret voice commands to dial phone numbers operate the in vehicle Bluetooth system. See Audio and name tags. Steering Wheel Controls on page 4 136 for more information.
  • Page 338 Pairing Information: Up to five cell phones can be paired to the 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system in vehicle Bluetooth system. responds with Ready followed by a tone. The pairing process is disabled when the vehicle is 2.
  • Page 339 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system responds with Ready followed by a tone. responds with Ready followed by a tone. 2. Say Bluetooth . The system responds with 2.
  • Page 340 5. Say a name tag for the phone number. The name tag is recorded and the system responds with The store command allows a phone number to be About to store <name tag>. Does that stored without entering the digits individually. sound OK? .
  • Page 341 3. Say the first digit to be stored. The system will repeat back the digit it heard followed by a tone. The directory command lists all of the name tags stored Continue entering digits until the number to be by the system. To use the directory command: stored is complete.
  • Page 342 3. Say the name tag to be deleted. The system responds with Would you like to delete, Calls can be made using the following commands: <name tag>? Please say yes or no . Dial If the name tag is correct, say Yes to delete the name tag.
  • Page 343 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system responds with Ready followed by a tone. responds with Ready followed by a tone. 2. Say Digit Dial . The system responds with Digit 2.
  • Page 344 Call waiting must be supported on the Bluetooth phone 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system and enabled by the wireless service carrier to work. responds with Ready followed by a tone. 2. After the tone, say Re dial . The system responds Press to answer an incoming call when with Re dial using <phone name>...
  • Page 345 Three Way Calling must be supported on the Bluetooth 1. Press . The system responds with Ready phone and enabled by the wireless service carrier followed by a tone. to work. 2. Say Mute Call . The system responds with Call muted .
  • Page 346 The cellular phone must be paired and connected with The in vehicle Bluetooth system can send numbers and the Bluetooth system before a call can be transferred. numbers stored as name tags during a call. This is used The connection process can take up to two minutes when calling a menu driven phone system.
  • Page 347 ® The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the 1. Press . The system responds with Ready ® Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by followed by a tone. General Motors is under license. Other trademarks and 2.
  • Page 348 Parental Control can also be turned off by inserting or ejecting any disc, pressing the play icon on the radio The RSE is designed for rear seat passengers only. DVD display menu, or changing an ignition position. The driver cannot safely view the video screen while driving and should not try to do so.
  • Page 349 Infrared transmitters are located at the rear of the If the foam ear pads attached to the headphones RSE overhead console. The headphones shut off become worn or damaged, the pads can be replaced automatically to save the battery power if the RSE separately from the headphone set.
  • Page 350 To use the auxiliary inputs of the RSE system, connect an external auxiliary device to the color-coded A/V jacks and turn both the auxiliary device and the video screen power on. If the video screen is in the DVD player mode, pressing the AUX (auxiliary) button on the remote control switches the video screen from the DVD player mode to the auxiliary device.
  • Page 351 Audio from the DVD player or auxiliary inputs can be The video screen(s) are located in the overhead heard through the following possible sources: console. Wireless Headphones To use the video screen(s): Vehicle Speakers 1. Push the release button located on the overhead console.
  • Page 352 Press this button to turn the video screen To use the remote control, aim it at the transmitter on and off. window at the rear of the overhead console and press the desired button. Direct sunlight or very bright light Press this button to turn the remote could affect the ability of the RSE transmitter to receive control backlight on.
  • Page 353 Press this button to adjust the Press this button to go to brightness, screen display mode (normal, full, or zoom), the beginning of the next chapter or track. This button and display the language menu. might not work when the DVD is playing the copyright information or the previews.
  • Page 354 If the remote control is to be stored for a long period of Press this button to change camera time, remove the batteries and keep them in a cool, dry angles on DVDs that have this feature when a DVD is place.
  • Page 355 After stopping the player, If the stop button was I lost the remote and/or the See your dealer for I push Play but sometimes pressed one time, the DVD headphones. assistance. the DVD starts where I left player resumes playing The DVD is playing, but Check that the RSE video off and sometimes at the...
  • Page 356 Video distortion can occur when operating cellular Vehicles with this feature allow the rear seat phones, scanners, CB radios, Global Position Systems passengers to listen to and control any of the music (GPS)*, two-way radios, mobile fax, or walkie talkies. sources: radio, CDs, DVDs, or other auxiliary sources.
  • Page 357 Audio can be heard through wired headphones (not Press this button to switch between included) plugged into the jacks on the RSA. If the the radio (AM/FM), XM (if equipped), CD, and if the vehicle has this feature, audio can also be heard on vehicle has these features, DVD, front auxiliary, and Channel 2 of the wireless headphones.
  • Page 358 Press this button to go to the next preset radio station or channel set on the main radio. Vehicles with audio This function is inactive, with some radios, if the front steering wheel controls seat passengers are listening to the radio. could differ depending When a CD or DVD audio disc is playing, press this on the vehicle's options.
  • Page 359 3. Press and release to scroll up or down the list. To select tracks on a CD/DVD: To select a folder, press and hold , or press Press and release to go to the next or previous when the folder is highlighted. track.
  • Page 360 Press to go to the next radio station while in AM, FM, or XM . For vehicles with or without a navigation system: Press and release to select the next or Press to go to the next track or chapter while previous track within the selected category.
  • Page 361 XM Satellite Radio Service gives digital radio reception Frequency interference and static can occur during from coast-to-coast in the 48 contiguous United States, normal radio reception if items such as cell phone and in Canada. Just as with FM, tall buildings or hills chargers, vehicle convenience accessories, and can interfere with satellite radio signals, causing the external electronic devices are plugged into the...
  • Page 362 The AM-FM antenna is located in the passenger rear side windows. Make sure the inside surfaces of the rear side windows are not scratched and that the lines on the glass are not damaged. If the inside surfaces are damaged, they could interfere with radio reception. If a cellular telephone antenna needs to be attached to the glass, make sure that the grid lines for the AM-FM antenna are not damaged.
  • Page 363 ..5-2 Highway Hypnosis ......5-26 Defensive Driving .
  • Page 364 Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. Defensive driving means always expect the Your reflexes, perceptions, attentiveness, and unexpected. The first step in driving defensively is to judgment can be affected by even a small amount wear your safety belt See Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone on page 2 32.
  • Page 365 For persons under 21, it is against the law in every U.S. state to drink alcohol. There are good medical, If the vehicle is a Two mode Hybrid, see the Two mode psychological, and developmental reasons for Hybrid manual for more information. these laws.
  • Page 366 Avoid needless heavy braking. Some people drive in spurts, heavy acceleration followed by heavy braking, This vehicle has the Antilock Brake System (ABS), an rather than keeping pace with traffic. This is a mistake. advanced electronic braking system that helps prevent The brakes might not have time to cool between hard a braking skid.
  • Page 367 Let us say the road is wet and you are driving safely. Suddenly, an animal jumps out in front of you. You slam ABS allows the driver to steer and brake at the same on the brakes and continue braking. Here is what time.
  • Page 368 If cruise control is being used when StabiliTrak activates, the cruise control automatically disengages. The vehicle has a vehicle stability enhancement system The cruise control can be re-engaged when road called StabiliTrak. It is an advanced computer controlled conditions allow. See Cruise Control on page 4 7. system that assists the driver with directional control of If the system fails to turn on or activate, the the vehicle in difficult driving conditions.
  • Page 369 Traction control and StabiliTrak can be turned on by The StabiliTrak light will pressing and releasing the StabiliTrak button if not flash on the instrument automatically shut off for any other reason. panel cluster when the system is both on and When the TCS or StabiliTrak system is turned off, activated.
  • Page 370 The traction control system may activate on dry or rough roads or under conditions such as heavy The traction control system is part of the StabiliTrak acceleration while turning or abrupt upshifts/downshifts system. Traction control limits wheel spin by of the transmission. When this happens, a reduction in reducing engine power to the wheels (engine speed acceleration may be noticed, or a noise or vibration may management) and by applying brakes to each individual...
  • Page 371 There are times when steering can be more effective than braking. For example, you come over a hill and If the vehicle is a Two mode Hybrid, see the Two mode find a truck stopped in your lane, or a car suddenly Hybrid manual for more information.
  • Page 372 The vehicle's right wheels can drop off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while driving. An emergency like this requires close attention and a quick decision. If holding the steering wheel at the recommended 9 and 3 o'clock positions, it can be turned a full 180 degrees very quickly without removing either hand.
  • Page 373 In a skid, a driver can lose control of the vehicle. Passing another vehicle on a two-lane road can be Defensive drivers avoid most skids by taking dangerous. To reduce the risk of danger while passing: reasonable care suited to existing conditions, and by Look down the road, to the sides, and to not overdriving those conditions.
  • Page 374 Of course, traction is reduced when water, snow, ice, The airbag system is designed to work properly under gravel, or other material is on the road. For safety, slow a wide range of conditions, including off road usage. down and adjust your driving to these conditions. It is Always wear your safety belt and observe safe driving important to slow down on slippery surfaces because speeds, especially on rough terrain.
  • Page 375 To remove the air dam: 1. Remove the two outboard air dam bolts. Have all necessary maintenance and service work done. 2. With a flat blade tool, disengage the snaps. Make sure there is enough fuel, that fluid levels are 3.
  • Page 376 Heavy loads on the roof raise the vehicle's center of gravity, making it more likely to roll over. You can be seriously or fatally injured if the vehicle rolls over. Put heavy loads inside Cargo on the load floor piled higher than the the cargo area, not on the roof.
  • Page 377 Off-road driving can provide wholesome and satisfying It makes sense to plan your trip, especially when going recreation. However, it also raises environmental to a remote area. Know the terrain and plan your route. concerns. We recognize these concerns and urge every Get accurate maps of trails and terrain.
  • Page 378 Controlling the vehicle is the key to successful off-road driving. One of the best ways to control the vehicle is to Off-road driving can take you over many different kinds control the speed. At higher speeds: of terrain. Be familiar with the terrain and its many You approach things faster and have less time to different features.
  • Page 379 When driving over bumps, rocks, or other obstacles, the wheels can leave the ground. If this happens, even with When you approach a hill, decide if it is too steep to one or two wheels, you cannot control the vehicle as climb, descend, or cross.
  • Page 380 Sound the horn as you approach the top of the hill to let opposing traffic know you are there. Once you decide it is safe to drive up the hill: Use headlamps even during the day to make the Use a low gear and get a firm grip on the steering vehicle more visible to oncoming traffic.
  • Page 381 If the engine has stopped running, you need to If, after stalling, you try to back down the hill and decide restart it. With the brake pedal pressed and the you just cannot do it, set the parking brake, put your parking brake still applied, shift the transmission transmission in P (Park), and turn off the engine.
  • Page 382 Things not to do when driving down a hill: When driving downhill, avoid turns that take you When off-roading takes you downhill, consider: across the incline of the hill. A hill that is not too How steep is the downhill? Will I be able to steep to drive down might be too steep to drive maintain vehicle control? across.
  • Page 383 Surface conditions can be a problem. Loose gravel, muddy spots, or even wet grass can An off-road trail will probably go across the incline of a cause the tires to slip sideways, downhill. If the hill. To decide whether to try to drive across the incline, vehicle slips sideways, it can hit something that consider the following: will trip it...
  • Page 384 It is best to use a low gear when in mud the deeper the mud, the lower the gear. In really deep mud, keep the vehicle moving so it does not get stuck. When driving on sand, wheel traction changes. On loosely packed sand, such as on beaches or sand dunes, the tires will tend to sink into the sand.
  • Page 385 get the tailpipe under water. If the tailpipe is under water, you will never be able to start the engine. When going through water, remember that when the brakes get wet, it might take longer to stop. See Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads on page 5 24. Driving through rushing water can be dangerous.
  • Page 386 Night driving is more dangerous than day driving Rain and wet roads can reduce vehicle traction and because some drivers are likely to be impaired affect your ability to stop and accelerate. Always drive alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by slower in these types of driving conditions and avoid fatigue.
  • Page 387 Hydroplaning is dangerous. Water can build up under To prepare your vehicle for a long trip, consider having your vehicle's tires so they actually ride on the water. it serviced by your dealer before departing. This can happen if the road is wet enough and you are Things to check on your own include: going fast enough.
  • Page 388 Always be alert and pay attention to your surroundings Driving on steep hills or through mountains is different while driving. If you become tired or sleepy, find a safe than driving on flat or rolling terrain. Tips for driving in place to park your vehicle and rest.
  • Page 389 Drive carefully when there is snow or ice between the Coasting downhill in N (Neutral) or with the tires and the road, creating less traction or grip. Wet ice ignition off is dangerous. The brakes will have can occur at about 0°C (32°F) when freezing rain to do all the work of slowing down and they begins to fall, resulting in even less traction.
  • Page 390 Allow greater following distance on any slippery road and watch for slippery spots. Icy patches can occur on otherwise clear roads in shaded areas. The surface of a curve or an overpass can remain icy when the If the vehicle is stuck in the snow: surrounding roads are clear.
  • Page 391 Slowly and cautiously spin the wheels to free the You cannot see it or smell it, so you might not vehicle when stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow. know it is in your vehicle. Clear away snow from See Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out on page 5 30. around the base of your vehicle, especially any If the vehicle has a traction system, it can often help that is blocking the exhaust.
  • Page 392 Turn the steering wheel left and right to clear the area around the front wheels. For four-wheel-drive vehicles, shift into Four Wheel High or, if the vehicle has a two speed automatic transfer case, Four Wheel Low. ® For vehicles with StabiliTrak , turn the traction control These hooks, when used, are under a lot of force.
  • Page 393 It is very important to know how much weight your vehicle can carry. This weight is called the vehicle capacity weight and includes the weight of all occupants, cargo, and all nonfactory-installed options. Two labels on your vehicle show how much weight it was designed to carry, the Tire and Loading Information label and the Certification/Tire label.
  • Page 394 The Tire and Loading Information label also shows the size of the original equipment tires (C) and the recommended cold tire inflation pressures (D). For more information on tires and inflation see Tires on page 6 63 and Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 6 72.
  • Page 395 The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if the XXX amount equals 1400 lbs and there will be five 150 lb passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs (1400 750 (5 x 150) = 650 lbs).
  • Page 396 Vehicle Capacity Vehicle Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs Weight for Weight for (453 kg) (453 kg) Example 2 = Example 3 = Subtract Occupant Subtract Occupant 1,000 lbs Weight @ 150 lbs 750 lbs (136 kg) Weight @ 200 lbs (453 kg) (68 kg) ×...
  • Page 397 Refer to your vehicle's tire and loading information the inflation pressures needed to obtain the label for specific information about your gross weight capacity of your vehicle. This is vehicle's capacity weight and seating positions. called Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). The combined weight of the driver, passengers, The GVWR includes the weight of the vehicle, and cargo should never exceed your vehicle's...
  • Page 398 And, if you do have a heavy load, you should If you put things inside your vehicle like spread it out. suitcases, tools, packages, or anything else they go as fast as the vehicle goes. If you have to stop or turn quickly, or if there is a crash, they will keep going.
  • Page 399 There is also important loading information for Some vehicles are built with a special snow plow prep package, called RPO VYU. If your vehicle has this off-road driving in this manual. See Loading Your option, you can add a plow to it, provided certain Vehicle for Off-Road Driving under Off-Road weights, such as the weights on the vehicle's axles and Driving on page 5 12.
  • Page 400 Here are some guidelines for safely carrying a snow Front axle reserve capacity is the difference between plow on your vehicle: your front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) and the front axle weight of your vehicle with full fuel and Make sure the weight on the front and rear axles passengers.
  • Page 401 Where: In order to calculate the amount of weight any front W = Weight of added accessory accessory, such as a snow plow, is adding to the front A = Distance that the accessory is in front of the axle, use the following formula: front axle W.B.
  • Page 402 You can add heavier equipment on the front of the Total vehicle reserve capacity is the difference between vehicle if you compensate for it by carrying fewer your GVWR and the weight of your vehicle with full fuel passengers, less cargo, or by positioning cargo towards and passengers.
  • Page 403 Dinghy towing is towing the vehicle with all four wheels on the ground. Dolly towing is towing the vehicle with two wheels on the ground and two wheels up on a device known as a dolly. To avoid damage, the disabled vehicle should be towed Here are some important things to consider before with all four wheels off the ground.
  • Page 404 Two-wheel-drive vehicles and four-wheel drive vehicles with a single speed automatic transfer case should not be towed with all four wheels on the ground. Two-wheel-drive transmissions have no provisions for internal lubrication while being towed. Four-wheel drive vehicles with a single speed automatic transfer case have no neutral position and will spin the transmission when the rear wheels turn.
  • Page 405 Shifting a four-wheel-drive vehicle's transfer case into N (Neutral) can cause the vehicle to roll even if the transmission is in P (Park). The driver or others could be injured. Make sure the parking brake is firmly set before the transfer case is shifted to N (Neutral).
  • Page 406 Two-wheel-drive vehicles and four-wheel drive vehicles with a single speed automatic transfer case should not be towed with the rear wheels on the ground. Two-wheel-drive transmissions have no provisions for internal lubrication while being towed. Four-wheel drive vehicles with a single speed automatic transfer case have no neutral position and will spin the transmission when the rear wheels turn.
  • Page 407 Shifting a four-wheel-drive vehicle's transfer case into N (Neutral) can cause the vehicle to roll even if the transmission is in P (Park). The driver or others could be injured. Make sure the parking brake is firmly set before the transfer case is shifted to N (Neutral).
  • Page 408 Use the following procedure to dolly tow the vehicle from the rear: 1. Attach the dolly to the tow vehicle following the dolly manufacturer's instructions. 2. Drive the rear wheels onto the dolly. 3. Firmly set the parking brake. See Parking Brake on page 3 48.
  • Page 409 Use the following procedure to dolly tow a four-wheel drive vehicle from the rear: Shifting a four-wheel-drive vehicle's transfer case into N (Neutral) can cause the vehicle to roll even 1. Attach the dolly to the tow vehicle following the if the transmission is in P (Park).
  • Page 410 With this feature, improved vehicle ride and handling is provided under a variety of passenger and loading The automatic level control rear suspension is available conditions. on light duty vehicles and comes as a part of the The system is fully automatic and uses a computer ®...
  • Page 411 If the vehicle has a two mode hybrid engine, see the Two mode Hybrid manual for more information. Do not tow a trailer during break in. See New Vehicle Break-In on page 3 27 for more information. To identify the trailering capacity of the vehicle, read the information in Weight of the Trailer that appears later in this section.
  • Page 412 Important considerations that have to do with weight: The weight of the trailer Here are some important points: The weight of the trailer tongue There are many different laws, including speed limit restrictions, having to do with trailering. Make The weight on the vehicle's tires sure the rig will be legal, not only where you live And the weight of the trailering combination but also where you will be driving.
  • Page 413 1500 Series 2WD Short Wheel Base 5.3L V8 3.08 5,400 lbs (2 449 kg) 11,000 lbs (4 990 kg) 5.3L V8 3.42 5,900 lbs (2 676 kg) 11,500 lbs (5 216 kg) 5.3L V8 K5L HD Cooling Pkg 3.42 8,400 lbs (3 810 kg) 14,000 lbs (6 350 kg) 1500 Series 2WD Long Wheel Base 5.3L V8...
  • Page 414 1500 Series 4WD Long Wheel Base 5.3L V8 3.08 5,000 lbs (2 268 kg) 11,000 lbs (4 990 kg) 5.3L V8 3.42 5,400 lbs (2 449 kg) 11,500 lbs (5 216 kg) 5.3L V8 K5L HD Cooling Pkg 3.42 7,900 lbs (3 583 kg) 14,000 lbs (6 350 kg) 6.2L V8 3.42...
  • Page 415 The tongue load (A) of any trailer is very important because it is also part of the vehicle weight. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo carried in it, and the people who will be riding in the vehicle as well as trailer tongue weight.
  • Page 416 Do not exceed the maximum allowable tongue weight for the vehicle. Choose the shortest hitch extension that It is important that the combination of the tow will position the hitch ball closest to the vehicle. This will vehicle and trailer does not exceed any of its weight help reduce the effect of trailer tongue weight on the ratings GCWR, GVWR, RGAWR, Trailer Weight...
  • Page 417 Always attach chains between the vehicle and the trailer. Cross the safety chains under the tongue of the trailer to help prevent the tongue from contacting the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch manufacturer or by the trailer manufacturer.
  • Page 418 Tow/Haul is designed to be most effective when the vehicle and trailer combined weight is at least Pressing this button 75 percent of the vehicle's Gross Combined Weight at the end of the shift Rating (GCWR). See Weight of the Trailer earlier in lever turns on and off the section.
  • Page 419 This symbol is located on the Trailer Brake Control Panel on vehicles with an Integrated Trailer Brake A loaded trailer that weighs more than 2,000 lbs Control System. The power output to the trailer brakes (900 kg) needs to have its own brake system that is is based on the amount of brake pressure being applied adequate for the weight of the trailer.
  • Page 420 The ITBC system is powered through the vehicle's When trailering, make sure of the following: electrical system. Turning the ignition off will also turn The ITBC system is used only with trailers that are off the ITBC system. The ITBC system is fully functional equipped with electric brakes.
  • Page 421 The ITBC system displays messages into the vehicle s Driver Information Center (DIC). See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 4 61 for more information. The display page indicates Trailer Gain setting, power output to the electric trailer brakes, trailer connection and system operational status.
  • Page 422 All DIC warning and service messages must first TRAILER OUTPUT This is displayed any time a trailer be acknowledged by the driver by pressing the with electric brakes is connected. Output to the electric odometer trip stem or the DIC Vehicle Information brakes is based on the amount of vehicle braking button (if equipped) before the Trailer Brake Display present and relative to the Trailer Gain setting.
  • Page 423 Use the following procedure to correctly adjust Trailer Gain for each towing condition: The Manual Trailer Brake Apply Lever is located on the 1. Make sure the trailer brakes are in proper working Trailer Brake Control Panel and is used to apply the condition.
  • Page 424 5. Drive the vehicle with the trailer attached on a level road surface representative of the towing In addition to displaying TRAILER GAIN and TRAILER condition and free of traffic at about 20 to 25 mph OUTPUT through the DIC, trailer connection and ITBC (32 to 40 km/h) and fully apply the Manual Trailer system status is displayed in the DIC.
  • Page 425 2. There is an electrical fault in the wiring to the SERVICE TRAILER BRAKE SYSTEM This message electric trailer brakes. This message will continue will be displayed when there is a problem with the ITBC as long as there is an electrical fault in the trailer system.
  • Page 426 Towing a trailer requires a certain amount of experience. The combination you are driving is longer and not as responsive as the vehicle itself. Get acquainted with the handling and braking of the rig before setting out for the open road. Before starting, check all trailer hitch parts and When towing a trailer, exhaust gases may collect attachments, safety chains, electrical connectors,...
  • Page 427 Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear before starting Then, to move the trailer to the left, move that hand to down a long or steep downgrade. If the transmission the left.
  • Page 428 It can be dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking Parking the vehicle on a hill with the trailer brake firmly set. The vehicle can roll. attached can be dangerous. If something goes If the engine has been left running, the vehicle wrong, the rig could start to move.
  • Page 429 1. Apply and hold the brake pedal. The trailer wiring harness, with a seven-pin connector, is located at the rear of the vehicle and is tied to the 2. Start the engine vehicle's frame. The harness connector can be plugged 3.
  • Page 430 The seven-wire harness contains the following trailer circuits: Yellow: Left Stop/Turn Signal Dark Green: Right Stop/Turn Signal Brown: Taillamps White: Ground Light Green: Back-up Lamps Red: Battery Feed* The vehicle is equipped with the seven-wire trailer Dark Blue: Trailer Brake* towing harness.
  • Page 431 Subtract the hitch loads from the Cargo Weight Rating (CWR). CWR is the maximum weight of the load the These wiring provisions are included with the vehicle as vehicle can carry. It does not include the weight of the part of the trailer wiring package. These provisions are people inside, but you can figure about 150 lbs.
  • Page 432 5-70...
  • Page 599: Appearance Care

    Antenna Rear Side Window .......4-140 Accessories and Modifications ..... . .6-4 Antenna, XM Satellite Radio Antenna Accessory Power .
  • Page 600 Audio System ........4-80 Belt Routing, Engine .
  • Page 601: Child Restraints

    Child Restraints Infants and Young Children ..... . . 2-59 Calibration ......... 4-58 Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children .
  • Page 602: Customer Information

    Cleaning (cont.) Cupholders ........3-75 Underbody Maintenance .
  • Page 603: Driving For Better Fuel Economy

    Driver Information Center (DIC) ....4-47 DIC Operation and Displays ....4-48, 4-55 E85 Fuel .
  • Page 604: Fog Lamps

    Engine (cont.) Flat Tire, Changing ....... . 6-88 Cooling System ........6-30 Flat Tire, Storing .
  • Page 605 Fuses Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block ... . .6-121 Halogen Bulbs ........6-58 Fuses and Circuit Breakers .
  • Page 606: Instrument Panel

    Ignition Positions ........3-28 Labeling, Tire Sidewall ......6-64 Infants and Young Children, Restraints .
  • Page 607: Maintenance Schedule

    Lights Locks (cont.) Airbag Readiness ....... . . 4-32 Power Door ........3-11 Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning .
  • Page 608 Mirrors Automatic Dimming Rearview ..... 3-54 Engine ..........6-18 Manual Rearview .
  • Page 609 Power (cont.) Seat ..........2-5 Paint, Damage .
  • Page 610 Reading Lamps ........4-15 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System ... 3-4, 3-5 Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System .
  • Page 611: Safety Belts

    Seats (cont.) Power Lumbar ........2-7 Safety Belts Power Seats .
  • Page 612 Snow Plow ........5-37 Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow .
  • Page 613 Tires ..........6-63 Tow/Haul Mode .
  • Page 614: Vehicle Identification

    Wheels Alignment and Tire Balance ..... . 6-84 Vehicle Different Size ........6-82 Control .

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