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GMC Canyon Owner's Manual

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Table of Contents
2007 GMC Canyon Owner Manual
Seats and Restraint Systems ....................... 7
.............................................. 9
............................................. 17
............................................ 20
........................................ 76
Features and Controls ................................ 97
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............................................... 110
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Instrument Panel ....................................... 153
Driving Your Vehicle ................................. 241
.............................................. 242
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    2007 GMC Canyon Owner Manual Seats and Restraint Systems ....... 7 Mirrors ..........138 ® OnStar System ........146 Front Seats ..........9 Storage Areas ........150 Rear Seats ..........17 Sunroof ..........152 Safety Belts ..........20 Child Restraints ........
  • Page 2 Service and Appearance Care ....313 Vehicle Identification ......424 Electrical System ........425 Service ..........316 Capacities and Specifications ....430 Fuel ............318 Checking Things Under the Hood ..323 Maintenance Schedule ......433 Rear Axle ..........359 Maintenance Schedule ......
  • Page 3: Canadian Owners

    If the GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, vehicle is sold, leave this manual in the vehicle. GMC, the GMC Emblem, and the name CANYON are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation.
  • Page 4: How To Use This Manual

    How to Use This Manual CAUTION: Many people read the owner manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If this is done, it can help you learn These mean there is something that could about the features and controls for the vehicle. hurt you or other people.
  • Page 5: Vehicle Symbols

    Vehicle Damage Warnings Vehicle Symbols Also, in this manual you will find these notices: The vehicle has components and labels that use symbols instead of text. Symbols are shown along Notice: These mean there is something with the text describing the operation or that could damage your vehicle.
  • Page 6 These are some examples of symbols that may be found on the vehicle:...
  • Page 7: Seats And Restraint Systems

    Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems Front Seats ............. 9 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy ....34 Manual Seats ..........9 Right Front Passenger Position ....34 Power Seats ..........10 Center Front Passenger Position ....35 Manual Lumbar ........... 10 Rear Seat Passengers ........
  • Page 8 Section 1 Seats and Restraint Systems Airbag System ..........76 Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ..92 Where Are the Airbags? ......79 Adding Equipment to Your When Should an Airbag Inflate? ....82 Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ......93 What Makes an Airbag Inflate? ....84 Restraint System Check .......
  • Page 9: Front Seats

    Front Seats Manual Seats CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and confuse you, or make you push a pedal when you do not want to.
  • Page 10: Power Seats

    Power Seats • Raise or lower the entire seat by moving the entire horizontal control up or down. If the vehicle has power • Use the vertical control to recline the seatback. seats, the controls used See “Power Reclining Seatbacks” under to operate them are Reclining Seatbacks on page 12 for more located on the outboard...
  • Page 11: Power Lumbar

    Power Lumbar Heated Seats If your vehicle has this If your vehicle has this feature, the controls are feature, the control is located on the outboard located on the outboard side of the front seats. side of the seat(s). Press and hold the front of the control until you This feature will heat the cushion and back of have the desired lumbar support.
  • Page 12: Reclining Seatbacks

    Reclining Seatbacks If your seats have manual reclining seatbacks, the lever used to operate them is located on the Manual Reclining Seatbacks outboard side of the seat(s). CAUTION: You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving.
  • Page 13 Power Reclining Seatbacks To return the seatback to an upright position, do the following: If the seats have power 1. Lift the lever fully without applying pressure to reclining seatbacks, use the seatback and the seatback will return to the vertical power the upright position.
  • Page 14 CAUTION: Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts cannot do their job when you are reclined like this. The shoulder belt cannot do its job because it will not be against your body.
  • Page 15: Head Restraints

    Head Restraints Pull up on the head restraint to raise it. To Your front seats may have adjustable head lower the head restraint, restraints. If your vehicle has rear seats, they press the button located may have adjustable head restraints. on top of the seatback and push down on the head restraint.
  • Page 16: Seatback Latches

    Seatback Latches CAUTION: Your vehicle may have front seatbacks that fold forward for easy access to the rear seats or the storage area behind the seats. If the seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. To fold the seatback That could cause injury to the person forward, push the lever...
  • Page 17: Rear Seats

    Rear Seats To store the seat, do the following: Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety Rear Seat Operation (Extended Cab) belts still fastened may cause damage to the seat or the safety belts. Always unbuckle If your vehicle has an the safety belts and return them to their normal extended cab, there may stowed position before folding a rear seat.
  • Page 18: Rear Seat Operation (crew Cab)

    Rear Seat Operation (Crew Cab) To fold the rear seatback(s) forward, do the following: The rear seatback(s) in the crew cab can be folded forward. Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts still fastened may cause damage to the seat or the safety belts.
  • Page 19 2. Pull the loop, 2. Make sure the seatback(s) is locked by located on the pushing and pulling on it. outboard side of the seatback, forward CAUTION: until you hear a click. A safety belt that is improperly routed, not properly attached, or twisted will not provide the protection needed in a crash.
  • Page 20: Safety Belts

    Safety Belts CAUTION: Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone It is extremely dangerous to ride in a This part of the manual tells you how to use cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. safety belts properly. It also tells you some things In a collision, people riding in these areas you should not do with safety belts.
  • Page 21 Why Safety Belts Work In most states and in all Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here is When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast why: They work. as it goes. You never know if you will be in a crash. If you do have a crash, you do not know if it will be a bad one.
  • Page 22 Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop.
  • Page 23 The person keeps going until stopped by or the instrument panel... something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield...
  • Page 24: Questions And Answers About Safety Belts

    Questions and Answers About Safety Belts Will I be trapped in the vehicle after an accident if I am wearing a safety belt? You could be — whether you are wearing a safety belt or not. But you can unbuckle a safety belt, even if you are upside down.
  • Page 25: How To Wear Safety Belts Properly

    How to Wear Safety Belts Properly If I am a good driver, and I never drive far from home, why should I wear safety belts? This part is only for people of adult size. You may be an excellent driver, but if you are Be aware that there are special things to know in an accident —...
  • Page 26 4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 42. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to.
  • Page 27 6. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the shoulder belt. It may be necessary to pull stitching on the The lap part of the belt should be worn low and safety belt through the latch plate to fully snug on the hips, just touching the thighs.
  • Page 28 What is wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give nearly as much protection this way.
  • Page 29 What is wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your lap belt is too loose. In a crash, you could slide under the lap belt and apply force at your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The lap belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs.
  • Page 30 What is wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries.
  • Page 31 What is wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which are not as strong as shoulder bones.
  • Page 32 What is wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you would not have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer to fix it.
  • Page 33: Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment

    Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt height adjuster to the height that is right for you. Adjust the height so that the shoulder portion of the belt is centered on your shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your shoulder.
  • Page 34: Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy

    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy The best way to protect the fetus is to protect the mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant it is more likely that the fetus will not be hurt women.
  • Page 35: Center Front Passenger Position

    Center Front Passenger Position Lap Belt If your vehicle has a 60/40 split front seat, someone can sit in the center position. To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt.
  • Page 36: Rear Seat Passengers

    Rear Seat Passengers Lap-Shoulder Belt All rear seating positions have lap-shoulder belts. It is very important for rear seat passengers to Here is how to wear one properly. buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts.
  • Page 37 2. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. When the shoulder belt is pulled out all the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again.
  • Page 38 The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there is a sudden stop or a crash. CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose.
  • Page 39: Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides

    Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides Your vehicle may have rear shoulder belt comfort guides for the rear outside positions. Rear shoulder belt comfort guides may provide added safety belt comfort for older children who have outgrown booster seats and for some adults. When installed on a shoulder belt, the comfort guide positions the belt away from the neck and head.
  • Page 40 2. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies elastic cord must be under the belt. Then, flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt place the guide over the belt and insert and the guide on top.
  • Page 41 CAUTION: A safety belt that is not properly worn may not provide the protection needed in a crash. The person wearing the belt could be seriously injured. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces.
  • Page 42: Safety Belt Pretensioners

    Safety Belt Pretensioners Safety Belt Extender Your vehicle has safety belt pretensioners for the If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you, driver and right front passenger. Although you you should use it. cannot see them, they are part of the safety belt But if a safety belt is not long enough, your dealer assembly.
  • Page 43: Child Restraints

    Child Restraints What is the proper way to wear safety belts? An older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt Older Children and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below the hips, just touching the top of the thighs.
  • Page 44 What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt, but the child is so small that the shoulder belt is very close to the child’s face or neck? If the child is sitting in a seat next to a window, move the child toward the center of the vehicle.
  • Page 45 CAUTION: Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt in this way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt.
  • Page 46: Infants And Young Children

    Infants and Young Children Every time infants and young children ride in vehicles, they should have the protection provided Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This by appropriate restraints. Young children should includes infants and all other children. Neither the not use the vehicle’s adult safety belts alone, distance traveled nor the age and size of the unless there is no other choice.
  • Page 47 CAUTION: (Continued) vehicle’s safety belt system nor its airbag system is designed for them. Young children and infants need the protection that a child restraint system can provide. CAUTION: Children who are up against, or very close to, any airbag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed.
  • Page 48 What are the different types of add-on child restraints? CAUTION: Add-on child restraints, which are purchased by the vehicle’s owner, are available in four basic Newborn infants need complete support, types. Selection of a particular restraint should including support for the head and neck. take into consideration not only the child’s This is necessary because a newborn weight, height, and age but also whether or not...
  • Page 49: Child Restraint Systems

    Child Restraint Systems CAUTION: The body structure of a young child is quite unlike that of an adult or older child, for whom the safety belts are designed. A young child’s hip bones are still so small that the vehicle’s regular safety belt may not remain low on the hip bones, as it should.
  • Page 50 A rear-facing infant seat (B) provides restraint with A forward-facing child seat (C-E) provides restraint the seating surface against the back of the for the child’s body with the harness and also infant. The harness system holds the infant in sometimes with surfaces such as T-shaped place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant or shelf-like shields.
  • Page 51 How Should I Use a Child Restraint? A child restraint system is any device designed for use in a motor vehicle to restrain, seat, or position children. A built-in child restraint system is a permanent part of the motor vehicle. An add-on child restraint system is a portable one, which is purchased by the vehicle’s owner.
  • Page 52 Securing an Add-on Child Restraint To help reduce the chance of injury, the child restraint must be secured in the vehicle. Child in the Vehicle restraint systems must be secured in vehicle seats by lap belts or the lap belt portion of a lap-shoulder belt, or by the LATCH system.
  • Page 53: Where To Put The Restraint

    Securing the Child Within the Child Because there are different systems, it is important to refer to the instructions that come with the Restraint restraint. A child can be endangered in a crash There are several systems for securing the if the child is not properly secured in the child child within the child restraint.
  • Page 54 There is a label on your sun visor that says, “Never put a rear-facing child seat in the front.” CAUTION: (Continued) This is because the risk to the rear-facing child is so great if the airbag deploys. We recommend that rear-facing child restraints be secured in the rear seat, even if the airbag is off.
  • Page 55 CAUTION: (Continued) CAUTION: If you need to secure a forward-facing A child in a rear-facing child restraint child restraint in the right front seat, can be seriously injured or killed if the always move the front passenger seat as right front passenger’s airbag inflates. far back as it will go.
  • Page 56: Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children (latch)

    Keep in mind that an unsecured child restraint can When installing a child restraint with a top tether, move around in a collision or sudden stop and you must also use either the lower anchors or injure people in the vehicle. Be sure to properly the safety belts to properly secure the child secure any child restraint in your vehicle —...
  • Page 57 Lower Anchors Top Tether Anchor Lower anchors (A) are metal bars built into the A top tether (A, C) anchors the top of the child vehicle. There are two lower anchors for each restraint to the vehicle. A top tether anchor is built LATCH seating position that will accommodate a into the vehicle.
  • Page 58 Lower Anchor and Top Tether Anchor Some child restraints that have a top tether are designed for use with or without the top tether Locations being attached. Others require the top tether (Top Tether Anchor): always to be attached. In Canada, the law requires Seating positions with that forward-facing child restraints have a top top tether anchors.
  • Page 59 For extended cab models with rear seats, there (Top Tether Anchor): are exposed metal lower anchors for each Seating positions with rear seating position, attached to the back wall, top tether anchors. near the seat cushion. To assist you in locating the lower anchors, place your hand in a palm-up position and reach up between the seat cushion and the seatback.
  • Page 60 Crew Cab Extended Cab — Rear Seat The top tether anchors in a crew cab model are The top tether anchors in an extended cab model located on the back wall behind each rear seating are located on the center of the back wall position.
  • Page 61 Do not secure a child restraint in the right front passenger’s position of a vehicle that has rear seats if a national or local law requires that the top tether be attached, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top tether must be attached.
  • Page 62 Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System CAUTION: Each top tether anchor and lower anchor CAUTION: in the vehicle is designed to hold only one child restraint. Attaching more than one If a LATCH-type child restraint is not child restraint to a single anchor could attached to anchors, the restraint will not cause the anchor or attachment to come...
  • Page 63 Notice: Contact between the child restraint or the LATCH attachment parts and the vehicle’s CAUTION: safety belt assembly may cause damage to these parts. Make sure when securing unused Children can be seriously injured or safety belts behind the child restraint that strangled if a shoulder belt is wrapped there is no contact between the child restraint or the LATCH attachment parts and the...
  • Page 64 Crew Cab — Rear Seat 2.2. Route the top tether according to your child restraint instructions and the following instructions: If the position you are using has a fixed head restraint and you are using a single tether, route the tether over the head restraint.
  • Page 65 If the position you are 3. Attach and tighten the lower attachments to using has a fixed or the lower anchors. If the child restraint does adjustable head restraint not have lower attachments or the desired and you are using a seating position does not have lower anchors, dual tether, route secure the child restraint with the top tether...
  • Page 66 Extended Cab — Rear Seat 1.3. Attach the lower attachments on the child restraint to the lower anchors (D) in the vehicle. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 2. If the child restraint manufacturer recommends that the top tether be attached, attach and tighten the top tether to the top tether anchor (C).
  • Page 67 3. Tighten the lower anchor attachments and the 2. If the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions top tether. The child restraint instructions will recommends that the top tether be attached, show you how. attach and tighten the top tether to the top tether anchor.
  • Page 68: Securing A Child Restraint In A Rear Seat Position

    Securing a Child Restraint in a If the position you are using has an adjustable Rear Seat Position head restraint and you are using a single If your child restraint has the LATCH system, see tether, raise the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) head restraint and route on page 56.
  • Page 69 3. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release button 4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle out of the retractor to set the lock. the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 5.
  • Page 70 7. Tighten the top tether to the anchor. See Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) on page 56. 8. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, if the top tether is attached, disconnect it.
  • Page 71: Securing A Child Restraint In The Right Front Seat Position

    Securing a Child Restraint in the Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Front Seat Position Right Front Seat Position Your vehicle has a right front passenger’s airbag. A rear seat is a safer place to secure a CAUTION: forward-facing child restraint. See Where to Put the Restraint on page 53.
  • Page 72 There is a label on your sun visor that says, “Never put a rear-facing child seat in the front.” CAUTION: (Continued) This is because the risk to the rear-facing child is so great, if the airbag deploys. restraint, no system is fail-safe, and no one can guarantee that an airbag will not deploy under some unusual CAUTION:...
  • Page 73 If your vehicle does not have a rear seat that will accommodate a rear-facing child restraint, CAUTION: (Continued) never put a child in a rear-facing child restraint in the right front passenger seat unless the no system is fail-safe, and no one can passenger airbag status indicator shows off and guarantee that an airbag will not deploy the airbag is off.
  • Page 74 Do not secure a child seat in this position if a you turn the ignition to ON or START. See national or local law requires that the top tether be Passenger Airbag Status Indicator on anchored or if the instructions that come with the page 182.
  • Page 75 5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way 7. To tighten the belt, push down on the child out of the retractor to set the lock. restraint, pull the shoulder portion of the belt to tighten the lap portion of the belt, and 6.
  • Page 76: Airbag System

    9. Push and pull the child restraint in different To remove the child restraint, if the top tether is directions to be sure it is secure. attached, disconnect it. Unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt and let it go back all the way. The 10.
  • Page 77 Airbags are designed to supplement the protection provided by safety belts. Even though today’s CAUTION: (Continued) airbags are also designed to help reduce the risk of injury from the force of an inflating bag, all Frontal airbags for the driver and right airbags must inflate very quickly to do their job.
  • Page 78 CAUTION: CAUTION: Both frontal and side impact airbags Anyone who is up against, or very inflate with great force, faster than the close to, any airbag when it inflates can blink of an eye. If you are too close to an be seriously injured or killed.
  • Page 79: Where Are The Airbags

    Where Are the Airbags? There is an airbag readiness light on the instrument panel cluster, which shows the airbag symbol. The system checks the airbag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 181 for more information.
  • Page 80 The right front passenger’s airbag is in the If your vehicle has a roof-mounted side impact instrument panel on the passenger’s side. airbag for the driver and the person seated directly behind the driver, it is located in the ceiling above the side windows.
  • Page 81 CAUTION: If something is between an occupant and an airbag, the bag might not inflate properly or it might force the object into that person causing severe injury or even death. The path of an inflating airbag must be kept clear. Do not put anything between an occupant and an airbag, and do not attach or put anything on the steering wheel hub or on or near any...
  • Page 82: When Should An Airbag Inflate

    When Should an Airbag Inflate? If the front of your vehicle goes straight into a wall that doesn’t move or deform, the threshold level The driver’s and right front passenger’s frontal for the reduced deployment is about 8 to 16 mph airbags are designed to inflate in moderate (12.9 to 25.7 km/h), and the threshold level for to severe frontal or near-frontal crashes.
  • Page 83 Frontal airbags (driver and right front passenger) In any particular crash, no one can say whether are not intended to inflate during vehicle an airbag should have inflated simply because rollovers, rear impacts, or in many side impacts. of the damage to a vehicle or because of what the repair costs were.
  • Page 84: What Makes An Airbag Inflate

    What Makes an Airbag Inflate? Airbags supplement the protection provided by safety belts. Airbags distribute the force of In an impact of sufficient severity, the airbag the impact more evenly over the occupant’s upper sensing system detects that the vehicle is body, stopping the occupant more gradually.
  • Page 85 What Will You See After an Airbag CAUTION: Inflates? After a frontal airbag inflates, it quickly deflates, so When an airbag inflates, there may be dust quickly that some people may not even realize the in the air. This dust could cause breathing airbag inflated.
  • Page 86: Passenger Sensing System

    Passenger Sensing System In many crashes severe enough to inflate an airbag, windshields are broken by vehicle deformation. Your vehicle has a passenger sensing system. Additional windshield breakage may also occur The passenger airbag status indicator on the from the right front passenger airbag. instrument panel will be visible when you turn your •...
  • Page 87 The passenger sensing system works with sensors that are part of the right front passenger’s CAUTION: (Continued) seat and safety belt. The sensors are designed to detect the presence of a properly seated This is because the back of the occupant and determine if the passenger’s frontal rear-facing child restraint would be very airbag should be enabled (may inflate) or not.
  • Page 88 If your vehicle does not have a rear seat that will accommodate a rear-facing child restraint, CAUTION: (Continued) never put a child in a rear-facing child restraint in the right front passenger seat unless the detects a rear-facing child restraint, passenger airbag status indicator shows off no system is fail-safe, and no one can and the airbag is off.
  • Page 89 The passenger sensing system is designed to turn If a child restraint has been installed and the on off the right front passenger’s frontal airbag if: indicator is lit, turn the vehicle off. Remove the child restraint from the vehicle and reinstall •...
  • Page 90 The passenger sensing system is designed to Restart the vehicle and have the person remain enable (may inflate) the right front passenger’s in this position for about two minutes. This frontal airbag anytime the system senses will allow the system to detect that person and that a person of adult size is sitting properly in then enable the passenger’s airbag.
  • Page 91 Aftermarket equipment, such as seat covers, can affect how well the passenger sensing system CAUTION: operates. You may want to consider not using seat covers or other aftermarket equipment if If the airbag readiness light in the your vehicle has the passenger sensing system. instrument panel cluster ever comes on See Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 93 for more information about...
  • Page 92: Servicing Your Airbag-equipped Vehicle

    Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped CAUTION: Vehicle Airbags affect how your vehicle should be For up to 10 seconds, after the ignition is serviced. There are parts of the airbag system turned off and the battery is disconnected, in several places around your vehicle. You do not an airbag can still inflate during improper want the system to inflate while someone is service.
  • Page 93 Adding Equipment to Your Because I have a disability, I have to get my vehicle modified. How can I find out Airbag-Equipped Vehicle whether this will affect my airbag system? Changing or moving any parts of the Is there anything I might add to the front front seats, safety belts, the airbag sensing or sides of the vehicle that could keep and diagnostic module, steering wheel,...
  • Page 94: Restraint System Check

    Restraint System Check Notice: If you damage the covering for the driver’s or the right front passenger’s airbag, or the side impact airbag covering (if equipped) Checking the Restraint Systems on the ceiling near the side windows, the airbag may not work properly. You may have to replace Now and then, make sure the safety belt reminder the airbag module in the steering wheel, both light and all your belts, buckles, latch plates,...
  • Page 95: Replacing Restraint System Parts After A Crash

    Replacing Restraint System Parts If belts are cut or damaged, replace them. Collision damage also may mean you will need to After a Crash have LATCH system, safety belt or seat parts repaired or replaced. New parts and repairs may be necessary even if the belt or LATCH system CAUTION: was not being used at the time of the collision.
  • Page 96 NOTES...
  • Page 97: Features And Controls

    Section 2 Features and Controls Keys .............. 99 Starting and Operating Your Vehicle ..115 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System ..100 New Vehicle Break-In ........ 115 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Ignition Positions ........116 System Operation ........101 Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ..... 117 Starting the Engine ........
  • Page 98 Section 2 Features and Controls ® Mirrors ............138 OnStar System .......... 146 Manual Rearview Mirror ......138 Storage Areas ..........150 ® Manual Rearview Mirror with OnStar ..138 Glove Box ..........150 Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror Cupholder(s) ..........150 ®...
  • Page 99: Keys

    Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. They could operate the power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. The children or others could be badly injured or even killed. Do not leave the keys in a vehicle with children.
  • Page 100: Remote Keyless Entry (rke) System

    There is a double-sided If you ever do get locked out of your vehicle call key that can be used for the GM Roadside Assistance Center. See the ignition, all door Roadside Assistance Program on page 462. locks, and the tailgate. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System If the vehicle has the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system, it operates on a radio frequency subject...
  • Page 101: Remote Keyless Entry (rke)

    Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void System Operation authorization to use this equipment. If your vehicle has this feature you can lock At times you may notice a decrease in range. This and unlock your doors and disarm or arm your is normal for any RKE system.
  • Page 102 Matching Transmitter(s) to Your LOCK: Press this button to lock all the doors. The parking lamps may also flash and the Vehicle horn may chirp when this button is pressed. Each remote keyless entry transmitter is coded If a door is open or ajar when the lock button is to prevent another transmitter from unlocking pressed, the horn will chirp several times to let you your vehicle.
  • Page 103 Battery Replacement To replace the battery, do the following: Under normal use, the battery in your remote keyless entry transmitter should last about two years. You can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter will not work at the normal range in any location. If you have to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it is probably time to change the battery.
  • Page 104: Doors And Locks

    Doors and Locks CAUTION: (Continued) Door Locks • Young children who get into unlocked vehicles may be unable to get out. A child can be overcome by extreme CAUTION: heat and can suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Always lock your vehicle whenever Unlocked doors can be dangerous.
  • Page 105: Power Door Locks

    Power Door Locks If your vehicle has power door locks, the switches are located on the driver’s and the front passenger’s armrests. To lock a door from the inside, push the manual Driver’s Switch Shown, lever on the door forward. To unlock a door Front Passenger’s from the inside, push the lever on the door Switch Similar...
  • Page 106: Programmable Automatic Door Locks

    Programmable Automatic Rear Door Security Locks Door Locks (Crew Cab) If your vehicle has power door locks and the If your vehicle is a crew cab model, it may have remote keyless entry system, it has an automatic rear door security locks. With this feature, you can lock/unlock feature.
  • Page 107: Lockout Protection

    Lockout Protection To engage the security locks, do the following: 1. Open one of the rear doors. If you have power door locks, this feature protects you from locking your key in the vehicle when 2. Using your ignition key, turn the lock to the the key is in the ignition and a door is open.
  • Page 108: Tailgate

    Tailgate Removing the Tailgate Follow these steps if you want to remove the tailgate: 1. With the tailgate fully open, lift up slightly on the entire tailgate assembly. 2. Remove the retaining cables from both sides of the tailgate by pulling the clips away from the bolt heads while pushing the cable...
  • Page 109 Reverse the procedure to reinstall the tailgate. 3. Slide the lower end fitting onto the top bolt. Make sure it is secure. The tailgate will now stay in the partially opened position. To partially lower the tailgate do the following: 4.
  • Page 110: Windows

    Windows CAUTION: Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather.
  • Page 111: Power Windows

    Power Windows Do not hold all four power window switches down for several seconds after the windows have been completely lowered or raised, because the The power window vehicle may blow a fuse. switches for all windows are located on the Express-Down Windows driver’s door armrest.
  • Page 112: Theft-deterrent Systems

    Sliding Rear Window Sun Visors To block glare, pull the sun visor down. It can also be detached from the center mount and moved to the side to block glare from that direction. Visor Vanity Mirror The passenger’s side sun visor may have a mirror.
  • Page 113 To activate the content theft-deterrent system, You should also remember that you can start your do the following: vehicle with the correct ignition key if the alarm has been set off. 1. Close all the doors. Here is how to avoid setting off the alarm by 2.
  • Page 114: Passlock

    If the alarm does not sound when it should but the If the engine stalls and the security light flashes, lights flash, check to see if the horn works. The wait about 10 minutes until the light stops horn fuse may be blown. To replace the fuse, see flashing before trying to restart the engine.
  • Page 115: Starting And Operating Your Vehicle

    Starting and Operating • Avoid making hard stops for the first 200 miles (322 km) or so. During this Your Vehicle time your new brake linings are not yet broken in. Hard stops with new linings can mean premature wear and earlier New Vehicle Break-In replacement.
  • Page 116: Ignition Positions

    Ignition Positions Notice: Using a tool to force the key from the ignition switch could cause damage or break the key. Use the correct key and turn the key With the key in the only with your hand. Make sure the key is all the ignition switch, you can way in.
  • Page 117: Retained Accessory Power (rap)

    The battery could be drained if you leave the key in The battery could be drained if you leave the key the ACC or ON position with the engine off. You in the ignition while your vehicle is parked. may not be able to start your vehicle if the battery is You may not be able to start your vehicle after it allowed to drain for an extended period of time.
  • Page 118: Starting The Engine

    Starting the Engine Starting Procedure 1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn Place the transmission in the proper gear. the ignition key to START. When the engine Automatic Transmission starts, let go of the key. The idle speed will go down as the engine gets warm.
  • Page 119: Engine Coolant Heater

    Notice: Cranking the engine for long periods of Notice: Your engine is designed to work with time, by returning the key to the START position the electronics in your vehicle. If you add immediately after cranking has ended, can electrical parts or accessories, you could overheat and damage the cranking motor, and change the way the engine operates.
  • Page 120: Automatic Transmission Operation

    To Use the Engine Coolant Heater How long should you keep the coolant heater plugged in? The answer depends on the outside 1. Turn off the engine. temperature, the kind of oil you have, and 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical some other things.
  • Page 121 If you need to leave your key in the ignition but not in LOCK for an extended period, it is recommended CAUTION: (Continued) that you disconnect the battery cable from the battery to prevent discharging your battery. move, even when you are on fairly level There are several different positions for your ground, always set your parking brake shift lever.
  • Page 122 REVERSE (R): Use this gear to back up. CAUTION: Notice: Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your vehicle is moving forward could damage the transmission. The repairs would not Shifting into a drive gear while your be covered by your warranty. Shift to engine is running at high speed is REVERSE (R) only after your vehicle is dangerous.
  • Page 123 DRIVE (D): This position is for normal driving. SECOND (2): This position reduces vehicle speed If provides the best fuel economy for your vehicle. even more than THIRD (3) without using your If you need more power for passing, and you are: brakes.
  • Page 124: Manual Transmission Operation

    Manual Transmission Operation THIRD, FOURTH AND FIFTH (3, 4 and 5): Shift into THIRD (3), FOURTH (4) and FIFTH (5) This is your shift the same way you do for SECOND (2). Slowly pattern. let up on the clutch pedal as you press the accelerator pedal.
  • Page 125 Notice: Shifting to REVERSE (R) while your While you accelerate, it is normal for the light to vehicle is moving forward could damage the go on and off if you quickly change the position of transmission. The repairs would not be covered the accelerator.
  • Page 126: Four-wheel Drive

    Four-Wheel Drive If your vehicle has four-wheel drive, you can send your engine’s driving power to all four wheels for extra traction. To get the best performance out of four-wheel drive, you must be familiar with its operation. Read the part that follows before using four-wheel drive.
  • Page 127 Use these buttons to shift into and out of four-wheel (Four-Wheel High): This setting engages drive. You can choose from the following: your front axle to help drive your vehicle. Use four-wheel high when you need extra traction, such (Two-Wheel High): This setting is for driving as on snowy or icy roads, or in most off-road in most street and highway situations.
  • Page 128 Shifting from Two-Wheel High to Shifting from Two-Wheel High or Four-Wheel High Four-Wheel High to Four-Wheel Low Press and release the Four-Wheel High button. To shift from Two-Wheel High or Four-Wheel High This can be done at any speed, and the front to Four-Wheel Low, the vehicle must be stopped axle will lock automatically.
  • Page 129 Shifting from Four-Wheel Low to Shifting to NEUTRAL Two-Wheel High or Four-Wheel High Use NEUTRAL when you plan to tow your vehicle. See Recreational Vehicle Towing on page 293 To shift from Four-Wheel Low to Two-Wheel for towing instructions. To shift the transfer case High or Four-Wheel High, your vehicle must be into NEUTRAL do the following: stopped or moving less than 3 mph (5 km/h)
  • Page 130: Parking Brake

    Parking Brake 7. Turn the engine off by turning the key to ACC (Accessory). The parking brake pedal 8. Place the transmission shift lever in is located to the left of PARK (P), or FIRST (1) for vehicles that the regular brake pedal, have a manual transmission.
  • Page 131 If the ignition is on when the parking brake is released, the brake system warning light will go off. Notice: Driving with the parking brake on can overheat the brake system and cause premature wear or damage to brake system parts.
  • Page 132: Shifting Into Park (p)

    Shifting Into Park (P) CAUTION: (Automatic Transmission) If you have four-wheel drive, your vehicle CAUTION: will be free to roll — even if your shift lever is in PARK (P) — if your transfer case is in NEUTRAL. So, be sure the It can be dangerous to get out of your transfer case is in a drive gear, two-wheel vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in...
  • Page 133 Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Torque Lock (Automatic Transmission) Running (Automatic Transmission) If you are parking on a hill and you do not shift your transmission into PARK (P) properly, the weight of the vehicle may put too much force CAUTION: on the parking pawl in the transmission.
  • Page 134: Shifting Out Of Park (p)

    Shifting Out of Park (P) Parking Your Vehicle (Automatic Transmission) (Manual Transmission) Your vehicle has an automatic transmission shift Your vehicle has a manual transmission. Before lock control system which locks the shift lever you get out of your vehicle, move the shift in PARK (P) when the ignition is in the LOCK lever into REVERSE (R), and firmly apply the position.
  • Page 135: Parking Over Things That Burn

    Parking Over Things That Burn CAUTION: Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust parts under your vehicle and ignite. Do not park over papers, leaves, dry grass, or other things that can burn.
  • Page 136: Engine Exhaust

    Engine Exhaust CAUTION: (Continued) • CAUTION: Your vehicle was damaged when driving over high points on the road or over road debris. Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the • Repairs were not done correctly. gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you •...
  • Page 137: Running The Engine While Parked

    Running the Engine While Parked CAUTION: It is better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know. It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the automatic transmission shift CAUTION: lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set.
  • Page 138: Mirrors

    Mirrors CAUTION: Manual Rearview Mirror Four-wheel drive vehicles with the transfer While sitting in a comfortable driving position, case in NEUTRAL will allow the vehicle to adjust the mirror so you can see clearly behind roll, even if your automatic transmission your vehicle.
  • Page 139: Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror With Onstar

    ® ® There are also three OnStar buttons located at Control buttons for the OnStar system are at ® the bottom of the mirror. See your dealer for more the bottom of the mirror. See OnStar System information on the system and how to subscribe on page 146 for more information about the ®...
  • Page 140 Compass Calibration If an abnormal temperature reading is displayed for an extended period of time, see your The compass may need calibration if one of the dealer. Under certain circumstances, a delay following occurs: in updating the temperature is normal. •...
  • Page 141 Compass Variance The mirror is set in zone eight upon leaving the factory. It will be necessary to adjust the compass to compensate for compass variance if the vehicle is outside of zone eight. Under certain circumstances, as during a long distance cross-country trip, it will be necessary to adjust for compass variance.
  • Page 142: Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror With Compass And Temperature Display

    Cleaning the Mirror Temperature Display When cleaning the mirror, use a paper towel or The temperature can be displayed by pressing the similar material dampened with glass cleaner. compass/temperature button. Pressing the Do not spray glass cleaner directly on the mirror compass/temperature button once briefly, will as that may cause the liquid cleaner to enter toggle the display reading on and off.
  • Page 143 Automatic Dimming Mirror Operation • The compass does not display the correct heading and the compass zone variance : Press this button to turn the automatic is set correctly. dimming feature on or off. The indicator light to In order to calibrate, CAL must be displayed in the the left of the button will turn on to indicate when mirror compass windows.
  • Page 144 Compass Variance The mirror is set in zone eight upon leaving the factory. It will be necessary to adjust the compass to compensate for compass variance if the vehicle is outside zone eight. Under certain circumstances, as during a long distance cross-country trip, it will be necessary to adjust for compass variance.
  • Page 145: Outside Manual Mirrors

    Cleaning the Mirror Outside Power Mirrors Use a paper towel or similar material dampened If your vehicle has this with glass cleaner. Do not spray glass cleaner feature, the controls are directly on the mirror as that may cause the liquid located on the driver’s cleaner to enter the mirror housing.
  • Page 146: Onstar ® System

    ® OnStar System The mirrors can be manually folded inward to prevent damage when going through an automatic car wash. To fold, push the mirror toward the vehicle. To return the mirror to its original position, push outward. Be sure to return both mirrors to the unfolded position before driving.
  • Page 147: Onstar Services

    ® ® OnStar service is provided to you subject to the year, or upgrade to the Directions & Connections ® ® OnStar Terms and Conditions. You may cancel Plan. For more information, press the OnStar ® ® your OnStar service at any time by contacting button to speak with an advisor.
  • Page 148 ® Available Services included with OnStar Virtual Advisor ® Directions & Connections Plan ® ® OnStar Virtual Advisor is a feature of OnStar • All Safe and Sound Plan Services Hands-Free Calling that uses your minutes to access location-based weather, local traffic •...
  • Page 149 ® ® How OnStar Service Works OnStar service that involves location information about your vehicle cannot work unless GPS ® In order to provide you with OnStar services, your satellite signals are unobstructed and available in ® vehicle’s OnStar system has the capability of that place as well.
  • Page 150: Storage Areas

    Storage Areas For vehicles with bucket seats or uplevel packages, your vehicle may have a two-tiered center armrest storage area. Lift up on the upper Glove Box tab located at the front of the armrest to release To open the glove box, pull on the lever. the latch.
  • Page 151: Rear Storage Area

    Rear Storage Area If your vehicle is an extended cab model, it might have storage compartments under the rear seats. To open a storage box, unhook the bottom and lift the two latches on each side of the storage box. To access the storage compartments, lift the cushion on the bottom of the rear seats.
  • Page 152: Sunroof

    Sunroof Your vehicle may have a sunroof. The sunroof control buttons are located on the headliner. Lift the lid from the center area to access the storage box. (Open/Vent): Press and hold this button to vent, and open the sunroof. Release the button when the desired position is reached.
  • Page 153: Instrument Panel

    Section 3 Instrument Panel Instrument Panel Overview ......156 Accessory Power Outlet(s) ......172 Hazard Warning Flashers ......158 Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter ....173 Other Warning Devices ......158 Climate Controls ......... 173 Horn ............158 Climate Control System ......173 Tilt Wheel ..........
  • Page 154 Section 3 Instrument Panel Highbeam On Light ........192 Radio with CD (MP3) ........ 208 Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Radio with Six-Disc CD ......217 Indicator Light ........193 Using an MP3 ........... 230 Fuel Gage ..........193 XM Radio Messages ......... 236 Theft-Deterrent Feature Driver Information Center (DIC) ....
  • Page 155 NOTES...
  • Page 156: Instrument Panel Overview

    Instrument Panel Overview Manual Transmission shown, Automatic Transmission similar...
  • Page 157 The main components of your vehicle’s instrument panel are the following: A. Air Outlets. See Outlet Adjustment on H. Horn. See Horn on page 158. page 176. I. Traction Control Button or Four-Wheel Drive B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever. See Turn Buttons.
  • Page 158: Hazard Warning Flashers

    Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices The hazard warning flashers let you warn the If you carry reflective triangles, you can set one up police and others that you have a problem. at the side of the road about 300 feet (100 m) The front and rear turn signal lamps will flash behind your vehicle.
  • Page 159: Turn Signal/multifunction Lever

    Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever The lever on the left side of the steering column includes the following: The tilt lever is located on the left side of the steering column, under the turn signal lever. • Turn and Lane Change Signals. See Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 159.
  • Page 160: Turn And Lane-change Signals

    An arrow on the • Windshield Wipers. See Windshield Wipers instrument panel cluster on page 161. will flash in the • Windshield Washer. See Windshield direction of the turn or Washer on page 162. lane change. • Cruise Control. See Cruise Control on page 163.
  • Page 161: Headlamp High/low-beam Changer

    Turn Signal On Chime Flash-to-Pass If a turn signal is left on for more than 3/4 of This feature lets you use the high-beam a mile (1.2 km), a chime will sound at each flash headlamps to signal a driver in front of you that of the turn signal and the message TURN SIGNAL you want to pass.
  • Page 162: Windshield Washer

    Windshield Washer (Delay): You can set the wiper speed for a long or short delay between wipes. This can be very useful in light rain or snow. Turn the band to choose the delay time. The closer to the top CAUTION: of the lever, the shorter the delay.
  • Page 163: Cruise Control

    Cruise Control Cruise control will not work if the parking brake is set, or if the master cylinder brake fluid level is low. The cruise control If the brakes are applied, the cruise control will set button is located shut off. at the end of the multifunction lever.
  • Page 164 Setting Cruise Control Resuming a Set Speed Suppose you set the cruise control to a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This turns off CAUTION: the cruise control. But it does not need to be reset. Once you are going about 25 mph (40 km/h) or If you leave your cruise control on when more, you can move the cruise control switch you are not using cruise, you might hit a...
  • Page 165 • Using Cruise Control on Hills Move the cruise lever from on to resume/ accelerate. Hold it there until you get up to the How well the cruise control will work on hills speed desired, and then release the lever. depends upon the vehicle speed, load, and the To increase your speed in very small amounts, steepness of the hills.
  • Page 166: Exterior Lamps

    Exterior Lamps AUTO: Turn the knob to this position to automatically turn on the headlamps at normal brightness, together with the following: • Sidemarker Lamps • Taillamps • Parking Lamps • Instrument Panel Lights See Automatic Headlamp System on page 168 for more information.
  • Page 167: Headlamps On Reminder

    Headlamps on Reminder The DRL system will come on when the following conditions are met: If a door is open, a reminder chime will sound when • The ignition is on. the headlamps or parking lamps are manually • The exterior lamps control is in AUTO. turned on and your key is out of the ignition.
  • Page 168: Automatic Headlamp System

    Automatic Headlamp System There is a delay in the transition between the daytime and nighttime operation of the Daytime When it is dark enough outside, the automatic Running Lamps (DRL) and the automatic headlamp system will turn on after the headlamp system so that driving under bridges transmission has been shifted from PARK (P) to or bright overhead street lights does not affect...
  • Page 169: Fog Lamps

    Fog Lamps Exterior Cargo Lamps If your vehicle has fog lamps, you can use them The cargo lamps can be used if more light is for better vision in foggy or misty conditions. needed in the cargo area of the vehicle or in the Your parking lamps and/or low-beam headlamps top-box storage units.
  • Page 170: Interior Lamps

    Interior Lamps Dome Lamp The thumbwheel for the interior lamps is located The dome lamp will come on when a door is next to the exterior lamps control. See Exterior opened. They will shut off several seconds after Lamps on page 166 for additional information on all doors are closed.
  • Page 171: Exit Lighting

    Exit Lighting The battery can be discharged at idle if the electrical loads are very high. This is true for all With exit lighting, the interior lamps will come on vehicles. This is because the generator (alternator) when you remove the key from the ignition. may not be spinning fast enough at idle to The lamps will not come on if the dome override produce all the power that is needed for very high...
  • Page 172: Accessory Power Outlet(s)

    Accessory Power Outlet(s) Notice: Adding any electrical equipment to your vehicle may damage it or keep other Your vehicle may have accessory power outlets. components from working as they should. The repairs would not be covered by your With accessory power outlets you can plug in warranty.
  • Page 173: Climate Controls

    Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter Climate Controls Your vehicle may have an ashtray and cigarette Climate Control System lighter. Your ashtray is located in your center console area. The ashtray can be removed for cleaning. When the ashtray is removed, this area can also be used as a cupholder.
  • Page 174 Fan Knob (Floor): Select this mode to direct air to the floor outlets. Recirculation is disabled in this mode (Fan): The center knob on the control panel because interior window could fog under some is used to control the fan speed. Turn the conditions.
  • Page 175 Defogging and Defrosting (Air Conditioning): Press this button to turn the air conditioning system on or off. An indicator Fog on the inside of windows is a result of high light on the button will come on to let you know humidity (moisture) condensing on the cool the air conditioning is activated.
  • Page 176: Outlet Adjustment

    Outlet Adjustment Turn the mode knob on the climate control panel clockwise to select the defog or defrost modes. Use the thumbwheel on the outlets to change the (Floor/Defog): This mode directs the air to the direction of the air flow. windshield, the side window outlets, and to the floor Lift up or push down on the thumbwheel located in outlets.
  • Page 177: Warning Lights, Gages, And Indicators

    Warning Lights, Gages, and Gages can indicate when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle’s functions. Indicators Often gages and warning lights work together to let you know when there is a problem with This part describes the warning lights and gages your vehicle.
  • Page 178: Instrument Panel Cluster

    Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You will know how fast you are going, about how much fuel you have used, and many other things you will need to know to drive safely and economically.
  • Page 179: Speedometer And Odometer

    Speedometer and Odometer Trip Odometer Your speedometer lets you see your speed Your vehicle has a trip odometer that can tell you in both miles per hour (mph) and kilometers how far your vehicle has been driven since per hour (km/h). you last set the trip odometer to zero.
  • Page 180: Safety Belt Reminder Light

    Safety Belt Reminder Light Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to ON or START, a chime will be provided for several seconds to remind Several seconds after the key is turned to ON or people to buckle their safety belts. The driver START, a chime will sound for several seconds safety belt light will also be provided and stay on to remind the front passenger to buckle their safety...
  • Page 181: Airbag Readiness Light

    Airbag Readiness Light CAUTION: There is an airbag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the airbag symbol. The system checks the airbag’s electrical If the airbag readiness light stays on after system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there you start your vehicle, it means the airbag is an electrical problem.
  • Page 182: Passenger Airbag Status Indicator

    Passenger Airbag Status Indicator There is a label on your sun visor that says, “Never put a rear-facing child seat in the front.” Your vehicle has the passenger sensing system. This is because the risk to the rear-facing child is Your instrument panel has a passenger airbag so great if the airbag deploys.
  • Page 183 If your vehicle does not have a rear seat that that the right front passenger’s frontal airbag will accommodate a rear-facing child restraint, is enabled (may inflate). never put a child in a rear-facing child restraint in the right front passenger seat unless the CAUTION: passenger airbag status indicator shows off and the airbag is off.
  • Page 184: Battery Warning Light

    Battery Warning Light If, after several seconds, all status indicator lights remain on, or if there are no lights at all, there may be a problem with the lights or the passenger This light will come on sensing system. See your dealer for service. briefly when you start the vehicle, as a check to show you it is...
  • Page 185: Up-shift Light (manual Transmission)

    Up-Shift Light Brake System Warning Light (Manual Transmission) Your vehicle’s hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If one part is not working, the other This light appears when part can still work and stop you. For good you need to shift to the braking, though, you need both parts working well.
  • Page 186: Anti-lock Brake System Warning Light

    Anti-Lock Brake System When the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will also come on when you set your Warning Light parking brake. See Parking Brake on page 130 for more information. The light will stay on if your With the Anti-Lock Brake parking brake does not release fully.
  • Page 187: Engine Coolant Temperature Gage

    Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Tire Pressure Light This gage shows the This light should come engine coolant on briefly when you turn temperature. the ignition to ON. If the gage pointer is near the top of the gage, This light will also come on when one or more of the engine is too hot.
  • Page 188: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    Malfunction Indicator Lamp Notice: If you keep driving your vehicle with this light on, after awhile, your emission Check Engine Light controls may not work as well, your fuel economy may not be as good, and your engine may not run as smoothly. This could lead to Your vehicle has a costly repairs that may not be covered by your computer which...
  • Page 189 This light should come on, as a check to show If the light stops flashing and remains on steady, you it is working, when the ignition is on and the see “If the Light Is On Steady” following. engine is not running. If the light does not If the light continues to flash, when it is safe to do come on, have it repaired.
  • Page 190 Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Did you just drive through a deep puddle of water? Programs If so, your electrical system may be wet. The condition will usually be corrected when the Some state/provincial and local governments have electrical system dries out. A few driving trips or may begin programs to inspect the emission should turn the light off.
  • Page 191: Oil Pressure Light

    Oil Pressure Light The light will come on when you turn your key to ON or START. CAUTION: Do not keep driving if the oil pressure is low. If you do, your engine can become so It goes off once you start your engine. That is a hot that it catches fire.
  • Page 192: Security Light

    Security Light Cruise Control Light This light will come on This light comes on briefly when you turn whenever you set the the key to START. The cruise control. light will stay on until the engine starts. If the ignition is turned on, and the light flashes, The light goes out when the cruise control is ®...
  • Page 193: Daytime Running Lamps (drl) Indicator Light

    Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Here are four things that some owners ask about. None of these indicate a problem with your Indicator Light fuel gage: • At the gas station, the gas pump shuts off This light turns on before the gage reads full. whenever the Daytime •...
  • Page 194: Driver Information Center (dic)

    Driver Information Center (DIC) Trip Information Odometer The Driver Information Center (DIC) displays The odometer is automatically displayed on the information such as the trip odometer, DIC when you start the vehicle. The odometer personalization features, and warning messages. shows the total distance the vehicle has The DIC display is located on the instrument been driven in either miles for the United States panel cluster.
  • Page 195 Engine Oil Life System Language With the engine off, turn the key to ON and then This feature allows you to choose the language in press the reset stem until OIL LIFE RESET which the DIC display will show information. appears —...
  • Page 196 Automatic Door Locks On vehicles with a manual transmission, this mode locks all of the doors when the vehicle This feature allows you to program your door speed is greater than 15 mph (24 km/h) and locks to a preferred setting. unlocks all of the doors when the key is removed from the ignition.
  • Page 197 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Feedback The following are the available modes: RFA 1 (default): This mode flashes the parking This feature allows you to program your Remote lamps when you press the lock or unlock Keyless Entry (RKE) feedback to a preferred buttons on the RKE transmitter.
  • Page 198: Dic Warnings And Messages

    DIC Warnings and Messages AC (Air Conditioning) OFF This message displays when the engine coolant Messages are displayed on the DIC to notify the temperature is too high and the air conditioning in driver that the status of the vehicle has changed your vehicle needs to be turned off.
  • Page 199 BRAKES ENG (Engine) HOT This message displays if there is a problem with This message displays when the engine coolant the brakes. Check the brakes as soon as possible temperature is hot. Check the engine coolant and have your vehicle serviced by your dealer. temperature gage.
  • Page 200 FUEL CAP The message appears at each ignition cycle until the tires are inflated to the correct This message displays if the vehicle’s fuel cap is inflation pressure. See Tires on page 369 and either off or loose. Pull over as soon as possible Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 377 for and check to see if the fuel cap is secure.
  • Page 201 PARK BRK (Brake) SERV (Service) 4WD (Four-Wheel Drive) This message displays when the parking brake This message displays when there is a problem is set. See Parking Brake on page 130 and with the transfer case control system. Check the Brake System Warning Light on page 185 for transfer case on your vehicle and have it serviced more information.
  • Page 202 SERV (Service) VEH (Vehicle) TRACTION FAULT This message displays if your vehicle needs If your vehicle has the Traction Control service. Have your vehicle serviced by your dealer System (TCS), this message may display if as soon as possible. there is a problem with the TCS. Check the TCS as soon as possible and have your vehicle SERVICE CHARG (Charge) serviced by your dealer.
  • Page 203: Audio System(s)

    Audio System(s) CAUTION: Determine which radio your vehicle has and then read the pages following to familiarize yourself This system provides you with a far with its features. greater access to audio stations and Driving without distraction is a necessity for a song listings.
  • Page 204: Setting The Time For Radios Without Radio Data Systems (rds)

    Here are some ways in which you can help avoid Notice: The chime signals related to safety distraction while driving. belts, parking brake, and other functions of your vehicle operate through the While your vehicle is parked: radio/entertainment system. If that equipment •...
  • Page 205: Setting The Time For Radios With Radio Data Systems (rds)

    Setting the Time for Radios with AM-FM Radio Radio Data Systems (RDS) The radio may have a button marked with an H or HR to represent hours and an M or MN to represent minutes. Press and hold the hour button until the correct hour appears on the display.
  • Page 206 Finding a Station Setting Preset Stations Up to 18 stations (six FM1, six FM2, and six AM) AM FM: Press this button to switch between FM1, can be programmed on the six numbered FM2, or AM. The selection displays. pushbuttons, by performing the following steps: TUNE: Turn this knob to select radio stations.
  • Page 207 To adjust both tone controls and both speaker To adjust both tone controls and both speaker controls to the middle position, first exit out of audio controls to the middle position, first exit out of audio mode by pressing another button, causing the radio mode by pressing another button, causing the radio to perform that function or wait five seconds for the to perform that function or wait five seconds for the...
  • Page 208: Radio With Cd (mp3)

    Radio with CD (MP3) With RDS, the radio can do the following: • Seek to stations broadcasting the selected type of programming • Receive announcements concerning local and national emergencies • Display messages from radio stations • Seek to stations with traffic announcements This system relies upon receiving specific information from these stations and only works when the information is available.
  • Page 209 XM™ Satellite Radio Service DISPL (Display): When the ignition is turned off, press this knob to display the time. XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in For RDS, press the DISPL knob to change what the 48 contiguous United States and Canada. appears on the display while using RDS.
  • Page 210 Set the volume at the desired level. Press this The radio only seeks stations with a strong signal button to select LOW, MEDIUM, or HIGH. AVOL that are in the selected band. appears on the display. Each higher setting allows SCAN : Press and hold either arrow for for more volume compensation at faster vehicle...
  • Page 211 Setting Preset Stations Setting the Tone (Bass/Treble) Up to 30 stations (six FM1, six FM2, and six AM, AUDIO: Push and release the AUDIO knob until six XM1 and six XM2 (if equipped)), can be BASS or TREB appears on the display. Turn the programmed on the six numbered pushbuttons, by knob to increase or to decrease.
  • Page 212 Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) Finding a Program Type (PTY) Station (RDS and XM™) AUDIO: To adjust the balance between the right and the left speakers, push and release the To select and find a desired PTY perform the AUDIO knob until BAL (balance) appears on following: the display.
  • Page 213 BAND (AF– Alternate Frequency): Alternate INFO (Information): If the current station has a frequency lets the radio switch to a stronger station message, the information symbol appears on with the same program type. To turn alternate the display. Press this button to see the message. frequency on, press and hold BAND for The message may display the artist, song title, two seconds.
  • Page 214 Radio Messages for XM™ Only When a station that broadcasts traffic announcements is found, the radio stops seeking See XM Radio Messages on page 236 later in this and TRAF appears on the display. If no station section for further detail. is found that broadcasts traffic announcements, NO TRAF appears on the display.
  • Page 215 There may be an increase in skipping, difficulty in 1 FLD (Previous): This button is inactive finding tracks, and/or difficulty in loading and when playing a CD. ejecting. If these problems occur, check the bottom 2 FLD (Next): This button is inactive when surface of the CD.
  • Page 216 6 RDM (Random): Press this pushbutton to hear BAND: Press this button to listen to the radio the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order. when a CD is playing. The inactive CD remains RDM ON appears on the display. RDM and the safely inside the radio for future listening.
  • Page 217: Radio With Six-disc Cd

    CD Messages Radio with Six-Disc CD CHECK CD: If this message appears on the display and/or the CD comes out, it could be for one of the following reasons: • It is very hot. When the temperature returns to normal, the CD should play. •...
  • Page 218 Radio Data System (RDS) XM™ Satellite Radio Service The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS). XM™ is a satellite radio service that is based in RDS features are available for use only on FM the 48 contiguous United States and Canada. stations that broadcast RDS information.
  • Page 219 Finding a Station Press the INFO button to display additional text information related to the current FM-RDS or XM™ BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, station. A choice of additional information such FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (if equipped). The as: Channel, Song, Artist, and PTY (program type) display shows the selection.
  • Page 220 To scan preset stations, press and hold either the To store an equalization setting to a preset station SCAN or the TYPE arrows for more than four perform the following: seconds. PSC appears on the display and you will 1. Tune to the preset station. hear a double beep.
  • Page 221 ALL CENTERED appears on the display and you To adjust the balance or fade to the middle will hear a beep. position, push and hold the AUDIO knob while BAL or FAD is displayed. The radio produces one beep AUTO EQ (Automatic Equalization): Press this and adjusts the display level to the middle position.
  • Page 222 Setting Preset PTYs (RDS Only) SCAN: Scan the stations within a PTY by performing the following: These pushbuttons have factory PTY presets. 1. Press the TYPE button to activate program Up to 12 PTYs (six FM1 and six FM2), can type select mode.
  • Page 223 RDS Messages Radio Messages INFO (Information): If the current station has a CAL ERR (Calibration Error): The audio system message, INFO appears on the display. Press this has been calibrated for your vehicle from the button to see the message. The message may factory.
  • Page 224 Playing a CD If there is no apparent damage, try a known good CD. If the ignition or radio is turned off, with a CD in the Do not add any label to a CD, it could get caught player, it stays in the player. When the ignition or in the CD player.
  • Page 225 To insert one CD, do the following: To load more than one CD but less than six, complete Steps 1 through 3. When finished loading 1. Turn the ignition on. CDs, press the LOAD button to cancel the 2. Press and release the LOAD button. loading function.
  • Page 226 To eject multiple CDs, do the following: REV (Reverse): Press and hold this button to reverse quickly within a track. You will hear 1. Press and hold the CD eject button for sound at a reduced volume. The elapsed time of five seconds.
  • Page 227 © ¨ RDM (Random): With random, you can listen to SCAN : To scan one CD, press and hold the tracks in random, rather than sequential, either SCAN arrow for more than two seconds until order, on one CD or on all of the CDs. To use SCAN appears on the display and you hear a random, do one of the following: beep.
  • Page 228 Using Song List Mode 4. Press and hold the SONG LIST button to save the track into memory. When SONG The six-disc CD changer has a feature called LIST is pressed, one beep will sound. song list. This feature is capable of saving 20 track After two seconds of continuously pressing selections.
  • Page 229 To delete tracks from the song list, perform the To delete the entire song list, perform the following steps: following steps: 1. Turn the CD player on. 1. Turn the CD player on. 2. Press the SONG LIST button to turn song list 2.
  • Page 230: Using An Mp3

    CD Messages Using an MP3 CHECK CD: If this message appears on the MP3 CD-R Disc display and/or the CD comes out, it could be for MP3 Format one of the following reasons: • It is very hot. When the temperature returns to If you burn your own MP3 disc on a personal normal, the CD should play.
  • Page 231 Empty Directory or Folder The player is able to read and play a maximum of 50 folders, 50 playlists, 10 sessions, and 255 files. If a root directory or a folder exists somewhere Long file names, folder names, or playlist names in the file structure that contains only folders/ may use more disc memory space than necessary.
  • Page 232 Order of Play File System and Naming Tracks are played in the following order: The song name that displays is the song name that is contained in the ID3 tag. If the song name is not • Play begins from the first track in the first present in the ID3 tag, then the radio displays the playlist and continues sequentially through file name without the extension (such as .mp3) as...
  • Page 233 If the ignition or radio is turned off with a CD in the Do not add any label to a CD, it could get caught player it stays in the player. When the ignition or in the CD player. If a CD is recorded on a radio is turned on, the CD starts to play where it personal computer and a description label is stopped, if it was the last selected audio source.
  • Page 234 6 RDM (Random): To play the tracks in random 2 FLD (Next Folder): Press this pushbutton to order in the current folder or playlist, press and go to the first track in the next folder. Pressing release this pushbutton. FLDR RDM (folder this button while in folder random mode takes the random) appears on the display.
  • Page 235 To change the default on the display, press the TUNE : Turning the TUNE knob will fast DISPL knob until you see the desired display, then track reverse or advance through the tracks in all press and hold this knob for two seconds. The folders or playlists.
  • Page 236: Xm Radio Messages

    XM Radio Messages Radio Display Message Condition Action Required XL (Explicit Language XL on the radio display, These channels, or any others, can be blocked at a Channels) after the channel name, customer’s request, by calling 1-800-852-XMXM (9696). indicates content with explicit language.
  • Page 237: Theft-deterrent Feature (non-rds Radios)

    Radio Display Message Condition Action Required No Info No Text/Informational No text or informational messages are available at this time message available on this channel. The system is working properly. Not Found No channel available for There are no channels available for the selected category. the chosen category The system is working properly.
  • Page 238: Theft-deterrent Feature (rds Radios)

    Theft-Deterrent Feature (RDS Radios) The range for most AM stations is greater than for FM, especially at night. The longer range can ® THEFTLOCK is designed to discourage theft cause station frequencies to interfere with each of your vehicle’s radio. The feature works other.
  • Page 239: Care Of Your Cds

    XM™ Satellite Radio Service Do not touch the bottom side of a CD while handling it; this could damage the surface. XM™ Satellite Radio Service gives digital radio Pick up CDs by grasping the outer edges or reception from coast-to-coast in the 48 contiguous the edge of the hole and the outer edge.
  • Page 240: Xm™ Satellite Radio Antenna System

    XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna Chime Level Adjustment System The radio is used to adjust the vehicle’s chime level. To change the volume level of the chime, The XM™ Satellite Radio antenna is located on press and hold pushbutton 6 with the ignition the roof of your vehicle.
  • Page 241: Driving Your Vehicle

    Section 4 Driving Your Vehicle Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle ..242 Freeway Driving ........275 Defensive Driving ........242 Before Leaving on a Long Trip ....276 Drunken Driving ........243 Highway Hypnosis ........277 Control of a Vehicle ........246 Hill and Mountain Roads ......
  • Page 242: Your Driving, The Road, And Your Vehicle

    Your Driving, the Road, and CAUTION: Your Vehicle Defensive driving really means “Be ready Defensive Driving for anything.” On city streets, rural roads, The best advice anyone can give about driving is: or expressways, it means “Always expect Drive defensively. the unexpected.”...
  • Page 243: Drunken Driving

    Drunken Driving Many adults — by some estimates, nearly half the adult population — choose never to drink Death and injury associated with drinking and alcohol, so they never drive after drinking. driving is a national tragedy. It is the number For persons under 21, it is against the law in one contributor to the highway death toll, every U.S.
  • Page 244 According to the American Medical Association, It is the amount of alcohol that counts. For example, a 180 lb (82 kg) person who drinks three 12 ounce if the same person drank three double martinis (355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will end up (3 ounces or 90 ml of liquor each) within an hour, with a BAC of about 0.06 percent.
  • Page 245 But the ability to drive is affected well below a There is something else about drinking and driving BAC of 0.10 percent. Research shows that that many people do not know. Medical research the driving skills of many people are impaired at shows that alcohol in a person’s system can make a BAC approaching 0.05 percent, and that crash injuries worse, especially injuries to the...
  • Page 246: Control Of A Vehicle