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Table of Contents
2009 GMC Acadia Owner Manual
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.............. 1-2
.................... 1-3
................... 1-10
.................. 1-15
............. 1-30
.............. 1-50
...................... 1-63
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Doors and Locks
............ 2-8
...................... 2-14
................... 2-16
............. 2-20
......................... 2-31
Object Detection
................... 2-34
®
............ 2-41
Universal Home Remote
Overview
Warning Lights, Gages,
and Indicators
...... 2-1
Audio System(s)
Driving Your Vehicle
Your Driving, the Road,
and the Vehicle
Towing
Service and Appearance
................................... 5-1
Care
Service
Fuel
.............................. 5-5
Checking Things Under
the Hood
..................... 2-45
............... 2-49
........................ 2-54
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........................ 4-20
.......................... 5-3
.................. 5-10
M
All-Wheel Drive
............. 5-35
Headlamp Aiming
Bulb Replacement
Windshield Wiper Blade
Replacement
............. 5-36
Tires
........................... 5-37
Appearance Care
Vehicle Identification
Electrical System
........... 5-87
Capacities and
Specifications
............ 5-94
Maintenance Schedule
........................ 7-1
Customer Assistance
and Information
Reporting Safety
Defects
..................... 7-14
Vehicle Data Recording
and Privacy
............... 7-16
................................... i-1
.......... 5-35
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...... 5-87
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    2009 GMC Acadia Owner Manual Seats and Restraint ... 1-1 System Head Restraints ... 1-2 Front Seats ... 1-3 Rear Seats ... 1-10 Safety Belts ... 1-15 Child Restraints ... 1-30 Airbag System ... 1-50 Restraint System Check ... 1-63 ...
  • Page 2: Canadian Owners

    Preface GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, GMC, the GMC Emblem, and the name ACADIA, are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. GM reserves the right to make changes after that time without further notice.
  • Page 3: Index

    Index To quickly locate information about the vehicle, use the index in the back of the manual. It is an alphabetical list of what is in the manual and the page number where it can be found. Safety Warnings and Symbols A circle with a slash through it is a safety symbol which means “Do...
  • Page 4: System

    Preface Vehicle Symbol Chart Here are some additional symbols that may be found on the vehicle and what they mean. For more information on the symbol, refer to the index. : Airbag Readiness Light : Air Conditioning : Antilock Brake System (ABS) : Audio Steering Wheel ®...
  • Page 5: Seats And Restraint System

    Seats and Restraint System Head Restraints Head Restraints ...1-2 Front Seats Manual Seats ...1-3 Seat Height Adjuster ...1-3 Power Seats ...1-4 Manual Lumbar ...1-4 Power Lumbar ...1-5 Heated Seats ...1-5 Heated and Cooled Seats ...1-6 Memory Seat and Mirrors ...1-6 Reclining Seatbacks ...1-8 Rear Seats Rear Seat Operation ...1-10...
  • Page 6: Head Restraints

    Seats and Restraint System Head Restraints The vehicle’s front seats have adjustable head restraints in all outboard seating positions. CAUTION With head restraints that are not installed and adjusted properly, there is a greater chance that occupants will suffer a neck/spinal injury in a crash.
  • Page 7: 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. Adjust the driver’s seat only when the vehicle is not moving.
  • Page 8: Power Seats

    Seats and Restraint System Power Seats Driver Seat with Power Seat Control, Power Recline, and Power Lumbar shown A. Power Seat Adjustment Control B. Reclining Seatbacks on page 1-8. C. Power Lumbar on page 1-5. If the vehicle has power seats, the controls are located on the outboard side of the seats.
  • Page 9: Power Lumbar

    Power Lumbar If the seats have power lumbar, the controls used to operate this feature are located on the outboard side of the seats. See “Power Lumbar” under Power Seats on page 1-4 for more information. To increase or decrease lumbar support, press and hold the front or rear of the control (C).
  • Page 10: Heated And Cooled Seats

    Seats and Restraint System Heated and Cooled Seats If the front seats have the heated and cooled seat feature, the buttons used to control this feature are located on the front doors near the door handle. (Cooled Seat): To cool the entire seat, press the button with the cooled seat symbol.
  • Page 11 To save positions in memory: 1. Adjust the driver seat, including the seatback recliner and both outside mirrors to a comfortable position. See Outside Power Mirrors on page 2-32 for more information. Not all mirrors will have the ability to save and recall the mirror positions.
  • Page 12: Reclining Seatbacks

    Seats and Restraint System Further programming for the memory seat feature can be done using the DIC. You can select or cancel the following: • The automatic easy exit seat feature. • The remote memory seat recall feature. For programming information, see DIC Vehicle Customization (With DIC Buttons) on page 3-67.
  • Page 13 Power Reclining Seatbacks In vehicles with seats that have power reclining seatbacks, the control used to recline them is located on the outboard side of the seat behind the power seat control. See Power Seats on page 1-4 for more information. •...
  • Page 14: Rear Seats

    1-10 Seats and Restraint System Rear Seats Rear Seat Operation A. Seat Adjustment Handle B. Reclining Seatback Strap C. Sliding Seat Lever Entering and Exiting the Third Row CAUTION Using the third row seating position while the second row is folded, or folded and tumbled, could cause injury in a sudden stop or crash.
  • Page 15 3. Place folding armrests in the upright position. 4. Ensure that the safety belt is unfastened and in the stowed position. 5. Pull the sliding seat lever (C) forward and move the seatback forward. The seat cushion will fold, and the entire seat will slide forward.
  • Page 16: Third Row Seats

    1-12 Seats and Restraint System Adjusting the Seats To adjust the second row seats, pull outward on the seat adjustment handle (A). Slide the seat forward or rearward to the desired position. Release the handle and push and pull on the seat to make sure it is locked.
  • Page 17 3. Pull up on the release lever located on the back of the seat. The headrest moves forward automatically. 4. Push the seatback forward to lay flat. Seats and Restraint System To return the seatback to the seating position: 1. Raise the seatback into place by using the pullstrap from the rear of the vehicle, or by pushing it into place from inside the...
  • Page 18 1-14 Seats and Restraint System Removing the Third Row Seats 1. Remove the cargo management system, if it is in the vehicle. See Cargo Management System on page 2-52. 2. Remove anything on or under the seat. Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts still fastened may cause damage to the seat or the safety belts.
  • Page 19: Safety Belts

    Safety Belts Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone This section of the manual describes how to use safety belts properly. It also describes some things not to do with safety belts. CAUTION Do not let anyone ride where a safety belt cannot be worn properly.
  • Page 20 1-16 Seats and Restraint System Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. Take the simplest vehicle. Suppose it is just a seat on wheels. Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle.
  • Page 21 The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... Seats and Restraint System or the instrument panel... 1-17 or the safety belts! With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop.
  • Page 22 1-18 Seats and Restraint System Questions and Answers About Safety Belts Will I be trapped in the vehicle after a crash if I am wearing a safety belt? You could be — whether you are wearing a safety belt or not. But your chance of being conscious during and after an accident, so you can unbuckle and get out, is...
  • Page 23: How To Wear Safety Belts Properly

    How to Wear Safety Belts Properly This section is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know about safety belts and children. And there are different rules for smaller children and infants. If a child will be riding in the vehicle, see Older Children on page 1-30 or Infants and Young Children on...
  • Page 24 1-20 Seats and Restraint System What is wrong with this? The shoulder belt is too loose. It will not give as much protection this way. CAUTION You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury.
  • Page 25 CAUTION You can be seriously hurt if your lap belt is too loose. In a crash, you could slide under the lap belt and apply force on your abdomen. 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 26 1-22 Seats and Restraint System What is wrong with this? The belt is over an armrest. CAUTION You can be seriously injured if your belt goes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt.
  • Page 27 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 28: Lap-Shoulder Belt

    1-24 Seats and Restraint System What is wrong with this? The belt is twisted across the body. 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.
  • Page 29 3. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. 4. Pull up on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see Safety Belt Extender on page 1-29. Position the release button on the buckle so that the safety belt could be quickly unbuckled if necessary.
  • Page 30 1-26 Seats and Restraint System Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster The vehicle has a shoulder belt height adjuster for the driver and right front passenger seating positions. Adjust the height so that the shoulder portion of the belt is centered on the shoulder. The belt should be away from the face and neck, but not falling off of the shoulder.
  • Page 31 Pretensioners work only once. If the pretensioners activate in a crash, they will need to be replaced, and probably other new parts for the vehicle’s safety belt system. See Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash on page 1-64. Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides Rear shoulder belt comfort guides may provide added safety belt...
  • Page 32 1-28 Seats and Restraint System 2. Place the guide over the belt and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top.
  • Page 33: Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy

    4. Buckle, position, and release the safety belt as described previously in this section. Make sure that the shoulder belt crosses the shoulder. To remove and store the comfort guide, squeeze the belt edges together so that the safety belt can be removed from the guide.
  • Page 34: Child Restraints

    1-30 Seats and Restraint System Child Restraints Older Children Older children who have outgrown booster seats should wear the vehicle’s safety belts. The manufacturer’s instructions that come with the booster seat, state the weight and height limitations for that booster. Use a booster seat with a lap-shoulder belt until the child passes the below fit test: •...
  • Page 35 In a crash, children who are not buckled up can strike other people who are buckled up, or can be thrown out of the vehicle. Older children need to use safety belts properly. CAUTION Never do this. Never allow two children to wear the same safety belt.
  • Page 36: Infants And Young Children

    1-32 Seats and Restraint System Infants and Young Children Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes infants and all other children. Neither the distance traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the need, for everyone, to use safety restraints.
  • Page 37 Seats and Restraint System 1-33 CAUTION Never do this. Children who are up against, or very close to, any airbag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in the right front seat. Secure a rear-facing child restraint in a rear seat.
  • Page 38 1-34 Seats and Restraint System What are the different types of add-on child restraints? Add-on child restraints, which are purchased by the vehicle’s owner, are available in four basic types. Selection of a particular restraint should take into consideration not only the child’s weight, height, and age but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle...
  • Page 39: Child Restraint Systems

    Child Restraint Systems (A) Rear-Facing Infant Seat A rear-facing infant seat (A) provides restraint with the seating surface against the back of the infant. The harness system holds the infant in place and, in a crash, acts to keep the infant positioned in the restraint.
  • Page 40: Where To Put The

    1-36 Seats and Restraint System Securing an Add-On Child Restraint in the Vehicle CAUTION A child can be seriously injured or killed in a crash if the child restraint is not properly secured in the vehicle. Secure the child restraint properly in the vehicle using the vehicle’s safety belt or LATCH system, following the instructions...
  • Page 41 We recommend that children and child restraints be secured in a rear seat, including: an infant or a child riding in a rear-facing child restraint; a child riding in a forward-facing child seat; an older child riding in a booster seat;...
  • Page 42 1-38 Seats and Restraint System Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) The LATCH system holds a child restraint during driving or in a crash. This system is designed to make installation of a child restraint easier. The LATCH system uses anchors in the vehicle and attachments on the child restraint that are made for use with the LATCH system.
  • Page 43 Top Tether Anchor A top tether (A, C) anchors the top of the child restraint to the vehicle. A top tether anchor is built into the vehicle. The top tether attachment (B) on the child restraint connects to the top tether anchor in the vehicle in order to reduce the forward movement and rotation of the child restraint during driving...
  • Page 44 1-40 Seats and Restraint System Second Row — 60/40 Bench (Top Tether Anchor): Seating positions with top tether anchors. (Lower Anchor): Seating positions with two lower anchors. Third Row (Top Tether Anchor): Seating positions with top tether anchors. To assist you in locating the lower anchors, each second row anchor position has a label, near the crease between the seatback...
  • Page 45 Second Row — Bucket Shown, Bench Similar The top tether anchors are located at the bottom rear of the seatback for each seating position in the second row. Open the cover to access the anchors. Be sure to use an anchor located on the same side of the vehicle as the seating position where the child restraint will be placed.
  • Page 46 1-42 Seats and Restraint System Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System CAUTION If a LATCH-type child restraint is not attached to anchors, the child restraint will not be able to protect the child correctly. In a crash, the child could be seriously injured or killed.
  • Page 47 1.2. Recline the seatback to the full reclined position. Make sure the second row bench seatbacks are aligned at the same angle before placing the child restraint on the seat. Make sure the third row bench seatbacks are both upright before placing the child restraint on the seat.
  • Page 48 1-44 Seats and Restraint System If the position you are using does not have a headrest or head restraint and you are using a dual tether, route the tether over the seatback. If the position you are using has a fixed headrest or head restraint and you are using a dual tether, route the tether around the...
  • Page 49 Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position When securing a child restraint in a rear seating position, study the instructions that came with the child restraint to make sure it is compatible with this vehicle. If the child restraint has the LATCH system, see Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) on page 1-38 for how and where to...
  • Page 50 1-46 Seats and Restraint System 4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. 5. To tighten the belt, push down on the child restraint, pull the shoulder portion of the belt to tighten the lap portion of the belt and feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor.
  • Page 51: Front Seat Position

    Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position The vehicle has airbags. A rear seat is a safer place to secure a forward-facing child restraint. See Where to Put the Restraint on page 1-36. In addition, the vehicle has a passenger sensing system which is designed to turn off the right front passenger frontal airbag and...
  • Page 52 1-48 Seats and Restraint System Do not secure a child seat in a position without a top tether anchor if a national or local law requires that the top tether be anchored, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top strap must be anchored.
  • Page 53 5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. Seats and Restraint System 6. To tighten the belt, push down on the child restraint, pull the shoulder portion of the belt to tighten the lap portion of the belt and feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor.
  • Page 54: Airbag System

    1-50 Seats and Restraint System Airbag System The vehicle has the following airbags: • A frontal airbag for the driver. • A frontal airbag for the right front passenger. • A seat-mounted side impact airbag for the driver. • A seat-mounted side impact airbag for the right front passenger.
  • Page 55 CAUTION Airbags inflate with great force, faster than the blink of an eye. Anyone who is up against, or very close to, any airbag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Do not sit unnecessarily close to the airbag, as you would be if you were sitting on the edge of your seat or leaning forward.
  • Page 56: Where Are The Airbags

    1-52 Seats and Restraint System Where Are the Airbags? The driver frontal airbag is in the middle of the steering wheel. The right front passenger frontal airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger side. Driver Side shown, Passenger Side similar The seat-mounted side impact airbags for the driver and right front...
  • Page 57 Driver Side shown, Passenger Side similar The roof-rail airbags for the driver, right front passenger, passengers behind the driver and right front passenger, and the third row outboard passengers are in the ceiling above the side windows. Seats and Restraint System CAUTION If something is between an occupant and an airbag, the...
  • Page 58 1-54 Seats and Restraint System Frontal airbags may inflate at different crash speeds. For example: • If the vehicle hits a stationary object, the airbags could inflate at a different crash speed than if the vehicle hits a moving object. •...
  • Page 59: How Does An Airbag Restrain

    In any particular crash, no one can say whether an airbag should have inflated simply because of the damage to a vehicle or because of what the repair costs were. For frontal airbags, inflation is determined by what the vehicle hits, the angle of the impact, and how quickly the vehicle slows down.
  • Page 60: What Will You See After

    1-56 Seats and Restraint System Rollover capable roof-rail airbags are designed to help contain the head and chest of occupants in the outboard seating positions in the first, second, and third rows. The rollover capable roof-rail airbags are designed to help reduce the risk of full or partial ejection in rollover events, although no system can prevent all such ejections.
  • Page 61: Passenger Sensing System

    In many crashes severe enough to inflate the airbag, windshields are broken by vehicle deformation. Additional windshield breakage may also occur from the right front passenger airbag. • Airbags are designed to inflate only once. After an airbag inflates, you will need some new parts for the airbag system.
  • Page 62 1-58 Seats and Restraint System We recommend that children be secured in a rear seat, including: an infant or a child riding in a rear-facing child restraint; a child riding in a forward-facing child seat; an older child riding in a booster seat;...
  • Page 63 When the passenger sensing system has allowed the airbag to be enabled, the on indicator will light and stay lit to remind you that the airbag is active. For some children, including children in child restraints, and for very small adults, the passenger sensing system may or may not turn off the right front passenger frontal airbag,...
  • Page 64 1-60 Seats and Restraint System If the Off Indicator is Lit for an Adult-Size Occupant If a person of adult-size is sitting in the right front passenger seat, but the off indicator is lit, it could be because that person is not sitting properly in the seat.
  • Page 65 A wet seat can affect the performance of the passenger sensing system. Here is how: • The passenger sensing system may turn off the passenger airbag when liquid is soaked into the seat. If this happens, the off indicator will be lit, and the airbag readiness light on the instrument panel will also be lit.
  • Page 66 1-62 Seats and Restraint System Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle Is there anything I might add to or change about the vehicle that could keep the airbags from working properly? Yes. If you add things that change the vehicle’s frame, bumper system, height, front end or side sheet metal, they may keep the airbag system from...
  • Page 67: Restraint System

    Because I have a disability, I have to get my vehicle modified. How can I find out whether this will affect my airbag system? If you have questions, call Customer Assistance. The phone numbers and addresses for Customer Assistance are in Step Two of the Customer Satisfaction Procedure in this manual.
  • Page 68: Replacing Restraint System Parts After A

    1-64 Seats and Restraint System Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash CAUTION A crash can damage the restraint systems in your vehicle. A damaged restraint system may not properly protect the person using it, resulting in serious injury or even death in a crash. To help make sure your restraint systems are working properly after a crash, have them inspected and any...
  • Page 69: Features And Controls

    Features and Controls Keys Keys ...2-2 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System ...2-3 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation ...2-4 Remote Vehicle Start ...2-6 Doors and Locks Door Locks ...2-8 Power Door Locks ...2-8 Delayed Locking ...2-8 Programmable Automatic Door Locks ...2-9 Rear Door Security Locks ...2-9 Lockout Protection ...2-9 Liftgate ...2-10...
  • Page 70 Features and Controls Storage Areas Glove Box ...2-49 Cupholders ...2-49 Instrument Panel Storage ...2-49 Center Console Storage ...2-50 Second Row Center Console ...2-50 Floor Mats ...2-51 Luggage Carrier ...2-51 Rear Seat Armrest ...2-52 Convenience Net ...2-52 Cargo Cover ...2-52 Cargo Tie Downs ...2-52 Cargo Management System ...2-52 Sunroof...
  • Page 71: Remote Keyless Entry (Rke) System

    See your dealer/retailer if a replacement key or additional key is needed. Notice: If you ever lock your keys in the vehicle, you may have to damage the vehicle to get in. Be sure you have spare keys. If you are locked out of the vehicle, call the Roadside Assistance Center.
  • Page 72: Remote Keyless Entry (Rke) System Operation

    Features and Controls Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter functions work up to 195 feet (60 m) away from the vehicle. There are other conditions which can affect the performance of the transmitter. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System on page 2-3.
  • Page 73 Press and hold for more than two seconds to activate the panic alarm. The parking lamps flash and the horn sounds repeatedly for 30 seconds. The alarm turns off when the ignition is moved to ON/RUN or is pressed again. The ignition must be in LOCK/OFF for the panic alarm to work.
  • Page 74 Features and Controls Remote Vehicle Start This vehicle may have a remote starting feature that starts the engine from outside of the vehicle. If the vehicle has an automatic climate control system, the climate control system defaults to a heating or cooling mode depending on the outside temperatures.
  • Page 75 After entering the vehicle during a remote start, insert and turn the key to the ON/RUN position to drive the vehicle. If the vehicle is left running it automatically shuts off after 10 minutes unless a time extension has been done. To manually shut off a remote start: •...
  • Page 76: Power Door Locks

    Features and Controls Doors and Locks Door Locks CAUTION Unlocked doors can be dangerous. • Passengers, especially children, can easily open the doors and fall out of a moving vehicle. When a door is locked, the handle will not open it. The chance of being thrown out of the vehicle in a crash is increased if the doors are not locked.
  • Page 77: Rear Door Security Locks

    This feature will not operate if the key is in the ignition. This feature can be programmed by using the Driver Information Center (DIC). See “DELAY DOOR LOCK” under DIC Vehicle Customization (With DIC Buttons) on page 3-67. Programmable Automatic Door Locks Vehicles with an automatic lock/unlock feature enable you to...
  • Page 78 2-10 Features and Controls Liftgate CAUTION Exhaust gases can enter the vehicle if it is driven with the liftgate, trunk/hatch open, or with any objects that pass through the seal between the body and the trunk/hatch or liftgate. Engine exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled.
  • Page 79 Power Liftgate Power Liftgate Operation CAUTION Exhaust gases can enter the vehicle if it is driven with the liftgate, trunk/hatch open, or with any objects that pass through the seal between the body and the trunk/hatch or liftgate. Engine exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled.
  • Page 80 2-12 Features and Controls The power liftgate can be power opened and closed in the following ways: • Press and hold the power liftgate button on the RKE transmitter until the liftgate starts moving. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation on page 2-4 for more information.
  • Page 81 After removing the obstruction, the power liftgate operation can be used again. If the liftgate comes across more obstacles on the same power cycle, the power function deactivates, and you must manually open or close the liftgate. A message displays, LIFTGATE OPEN, to indicate that the liftgate is open.
  • Page 82 2-14 Features and Controls 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...
  • Page 83 Press the switch to lower the window. Pull up on the front edge of the switch to raise the window. Express-Down Windows The express-down feature allows the windows to be lowered without holding the switch. Press the window switch fully and release it to activate the express-down feature.
  • Page 84: Systems

    2-16 Features and Controls Sun Visors Pull the sun visor down to block glare. Detach the sun visor from the center mount and slide it along the rod from side-to-side to cover the driver or passenger side of the front window. Swing the sun visor to the side to cover the side window.
  • Page 85 The horn chirps and the lights flash. If the key is not placed in the ignition and turned to START or the door is not unlocked by pressing during the ten second pre-alarm, the alarm goes off. The headlamps flash and the horn sounds for about two minutes, then turns off to save the battery power.
  • Page 86 2-18 Features and Controls This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1. This device may not cause interference. 2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
  • Page 87 If the vehicle does start, the first key may be faulty. See your dealer/retailer who can service the ® PASS-Key III+ to have a new key made. In an emergency, contact Roadside Assistance. See Roadside Assistance Program on page 7-6. ®...
  • Page 88: Starting And Operating Your Vehicle

    2-20 Features and Controls Starting and Operating Your Vehicle New Vehicle Break-In Notice: The vehicle does not need an elaborate break-in. But it will perform better in the long run if you follow these guidelines: • If you have all-wheel drive, keep your speed at 55 mph (88 km/h) or less for the first 500 miles (805 km).
  • Page 89: Retained Accessory

    way in, and turn it only with your hand. If the key cannot be turned by hand, see your dealer/retailer. (LOCK/OFF): This position locks the ignition and transmission. The key can be removed in LOCK/OFF. The shift lever must be in P (Park) to turn the ignition switch to LOCK/OFF.
  • Page 90: Starting The Engine

    2-22 Features and Controls Starting the Engine Move the shift lever to P (Park) or N (Neutral). The engine will not start in any other position. To restart the engine when the vehicle is already moving, use N (Neutral) only. Notice: Do not try to shift to P (Park) if the vehicle is moving.
  • Page 91: Engine Coolant Heater

    accelerator. If the vehicle starts briefly but then stops again, repeat these steps. This clears the extra gasoline from the engine. Do not race the engine immediately after starting it. Operate the engine and transmission gently until the oil warms up and lubricates all moving parts.
  • Page 92: Automatic Transmission

    2-24 Features and Controls Automatic Transmission Operation The automatic transmission has a shift lever located on the console between the seats. P (Park): This position locks the front wheels. It is the best position to use when starting the engine because the vehicle cannot move easily.
  • Page 93 N (Neutral): In this position, the engine does not connect with the wheels. To restart the engine when the vehicle is already moving, use N (Neutral) only. Also, use N (Neutral) when the vehicle is being towed. CAUTION Shifting into a drive gear while the engine is running at high speed is dangerous.
  • Page 94 2-26 Features and Controls When you shift from D (Drive) to L (Low), the transmission will shift to a pre-determined lower gear range. The highest gear available for this pre-determined range is displayed next to the L in the DIC. See Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 3-47 and DIC Operation and Displays (With DIC...
  • Page 95: Parking Brake

    Automatic Engine Grade Braking Automatic Engine Grade Braking assists when driving on a downhill grade. It maintains vehicle speed by automatically implementing a shift schedule that uses the engine and the transmission to slow the vehicle. The system will automatically command downshifts to reduce vehicle speed, until the brake pedal is no longer being pressed.
  • Page 96: Shifting Into Park

    2-28 Features and Controls Shifting Into Park CAUTION It can be dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking brake firmly set. The vehicle can roll. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly.
  • Page 97: Shifting Out Of Park

    To prevent torque lock, set the parking brake and then shift into P (Park). To find out how, see “Shifting Into Park” listed previously. If torque lock does occur, your vehicle may need to be pushed uphill by another vehicle to relieve the parking pawl pressure, so you can shift out of P (Park).
  • Page 98: Engine Exhaust

    2-30 Features and Controls Engine Exhaust CAUTION Engine exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. Exposure to CO can cause unconsciousness and even death. Exhaust may enter the vehicle if: • The vehicle idles in areas with poor ventilation (parking garages, tunnels, deep snow that may block underbody...
  • Page 99: Mirrors

    CAUTION It can be dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the automatic transmission shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking brake firmly set. The vehicle can roll. Do not leave the vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to.
  • Page 100: Outside Power Mirrors

    2-32 Features and Controls Automatic Dimming Mirror Operation Automatic dimming reduces the glare from the headlamps of the vehicle behind you. The dimming feature comes on and the indicator light illuminates each time the ignition is turned to start. Cleaning the Mirror Do not spray glass cleaner directly on the mirror.
  • Page 101: Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors

    Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors Vehicles with outside power foldaway mirrors have the controls located on the driver door armrest. Mirror Adjustment 1. Press (C) to fold the mirrors out to the driving position. 2. Press (D) to fold the mirrors in to the folded position.
  • Page 102: Park Tilt Mirrors

    2-34 Features and Controls Park Tilt Mirrors If the vehicle has the memory package, the outside mirrors have a park tilt feature. This feature tilts the outside mirrors to a preselected position when the vehicle is in R (Reverse). This allows the driver to view the curb for parallel parking.
  • Page 103 CAUTION The Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (URPA) system does not replace driver vision. It cannot detect: • objects that are below the bumper, underneath the vehicle, or if they are too close or far from the vehicle • children, pedestrians, bicyclists, or pets.
  • Page 104 2-36 Features and Controls The following describes how the URPA display lights appear as the vehicle gets closer to a detected object: Description amber light amber/amber lights amber/amber/red lights amber/amber/red lights flashing The system can be disabled through the Driver Information Center (DIC).
  • Page 105: Rear Vision Camera (Rvc)

    Rear Vision Camera (RVC) The vehicle may have a Rear Vision Camera system. Read this entire section before using it. CAUTION The Rear Vision Camera (RVC) system does not replace driver vision. RVC does not: • Detect objects that are outside the camera’s field of view, below the bumper, or underneath the vehicle.
  • Page 106 2-38 Features and Controls Turning the Rear Vision Camera System Off or On To turn off the rear vision camera system, press and hold , located on the inside rearview mirror, until the left indicator light turns off. The rear vision camera display is now disabled.
  • Page 107 There is a message on the rear vision camera screen that states “Check Surroundings for Safety”. Adjusting the Brightness and Contrast of the Screen To adjust the brightness and contrast of the screen, press the MENU button while the rear vision camera image is on the display.
  • Page 108 2-40 Features and Controls Rear Vision Camera Location The camera is located above the license plate. The area displayed by the camera is limited and does not display objects that are close to either corner or under the bumper. The area displayed can vary depending on vehicle orientation or road conditions.
  • Page 109: Onstar System

    The rear vision camera system display in the rearview mirror may turn off or not appear as expected due to one of the following conditions. If this occurs the left indicator light on the mirror will flash. • A slow flash may indicate a loss of video signal, or no video signal present during the reverse cycle.
  • Page 110 2-42 Features and Controls Press the OnStar button to have an OnStar advisor contact Roadside Service. OnStar service is provided subject to the OnStar Terms and Conditions included in the OnStar Subscriber glove box literature. Some services such as Remote Door Unlock or Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance may not be available until the owner of the...
  • Page 111 OnStar Hands-Free Calling OnStar Hands-Free Calling allows eligible OnStar subscribers to make and receive calls using voice commands. Hands-Free Calling is fully integrated into the vehicle, and can be used with OnStar Pre-Paid Minute Packages. Most vehicles include 30 trial minutes good for 60 days.
  • Page 112 2-44 Features and Controls How OnStar Service Works The OnStar system can record and transmit vehicle information. This information is automatically sent to an OnStar Call Center when the OnStar button is pressed, the emergency button is pressed, or if the airbags or AACN system deploy.
  • Page 113: Universal Home Remote System

    Universal Home Remote System The Universal Home Remote System provides a way to replace up to three hand-held Radio-Frequency (RF) transmitters used to activate devices such as garage door openers, security systems, and home lighting. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 114 2-46 Features and Controls Do not use the Universal Home Remote with any garage door opener that does not have the stop and reverse feature. This includes any garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982. Read the instructions completely before attempting to program the Universal Home Remote.
  • Page 115 2. Hold the end of your hand-held transmitter about 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 cm) away from the Universal Home Remote buttons while keeping the indicator light in view. The hand-held transmitter was supplied by the manufacturer of your garage door opener receiver (motor head unit).
  • Page 116 2-48 Features and Controls 8. Immediately return to the vehicle. Firmly press and hold the Universal Home Remote button, chosen in Step 3 to control the garage door, for two seconds, and then release it. If the garage door does not move, press and hold the same button a second time for two seconds, and then release it.
  • Page 117: Storage Areas

    Erasing Universal Home Remote Buttons The programmed buttons should be erased when the vehicle is sold or the lease ends. To erase all programmed buttons on the Universal Home Remote device: 1. Press and hold down the two outside buttons until the indicator light begins to flash, after 20 seconds.
  • Page 118: Center Console Storage

    2-50 Features and Controls Center Console Storage Pull up on the lever, located on the front of the center console armrest, to slide it forward and backward. To open the armrest storage area, press the button located on the front of the armrest. There is additional storage under the armrest.
  • Page 119: Floor Mats

    CAUTION Never open more than one of the three latches at a time to help avoid personal injury and damage to the console. Notice: Slide the front console as far forward as it will go before folding the second row console forward to help prevent damage to the consoles.
  • Page 120: Rear Seat Armrest

    2-52 Features and Controls Notice: Loading cargo on the luggage carrier that weighs more than 200 lbs (91 kg) or hangs over the rear or sides of the vehicle can damage the vehicle. Load cargo so that it rests as far forward as possible and against the side rails, making sure to fasten it securely.
  • Page 121 There is an additional storage compartment on each side of the system. To open, unlatch and lift the panel up. To remove the cargo management system: 1. Open the cover. It remains open when lifted. 2. Remove the side panels and place inside.
  • Page 122: Sunroof

    2-54 Features and Controls Sunroof The vehicle may have a sunroof over the front seats and a rear sunroof over the second row seats. The rear sunroof does not open. The switches to operate the front sunroof and rear sunshade are located on the headliner above the rearview mirror.
  • Page 123 Instrument Panel Instrument Panel Overview Instrument Panel Overview ...3-4 Hazard Warning Flashers ...3-5 Horn ...3-5 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel ...3-6 Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever ...3-6 Turn and Lane-Change Signals ...3-6 Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer ...3-7 Flash-to-Pass ...3-7 Windshield Wipers ...3-7 Windshield Washer ...3-8 Rear Window Wiper/Washer ...3-9 Cruise Control ...3-9 Exterior Lamps ...3-11...
  • Page 124 Instrument Panel Fog Lamp Light ...3-45 Cruise Control Light ...3-45 Highbeam On Light ...3-46 Tow/Haul Mode Light ...3-46 Fuel Gage ...3-46 Driver Information Center (DIC) Driver Information Center (DIC) ...3-47 DIC Operation and Displays (With DIC Buttons) ...3-47 DIC Operation and Displays (Without DIC Buttons) ...3-53 DIC Compass ...3-56 DIC Warnings and...
  • Page 125: Instrument Panel

    Instrument Panel ✍ NOTES...
  • Page 126: Instrument Panel Overview

    Instrument Panel Instrument Panel Overview...
  • Page 127: Hazard Warning Flashers

    The main components of the instrument panel are listed here: A. Outlet Adjustment on page 3-30. B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 3-6. Windshield Wipers on page 3-7. C. Instrument Panel Cluster on page 3-34. D. Head-Up Display (HUD) on page 3-16 (If Equipped).
  • Page 128: Turn Signal/Multifunction

    Instrument Panel Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel The steering wheel can be adjusted. The adjustment lever is located on the left side of the steering column. Pull the lever down to move the steering wheel up or down and in or out.
  • Page 129: Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer

    Turn Signal On Chime If either one of the turn signals are left on and the vehicle has been driven more than 3/4 mile (1.2 km), a chime will sound. Headlamp High/ Low-Beam Changer Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer: Push the turn signal/multifunction lever away from you to turn the high beams on.
  • Page 130: Windshield Washer

    Instrument Panel Windshield Washer (Washer Fluid): Press the button located at the end of the turn signal/multifunction lever, to spray washer fluid on the windshield. The wipers clear the windshield and either stop or return to the preset speed. The ignition key must be in ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN for this to work.
  • Page 131: Rear Window Wiper/Washer

    Rear Window Wiper/ Washer The rear wiper and rear wash button is located on the instrument panel below the climate control system. (Rear Wiper): Press to turn the rear wiper on and off. The wiper speed cannot be changed. (Wash): Press to spray washer fluid on the rear window.
  • Page 132: Instrument Panel

    3-10 Instrument Panel Setting Cruise Control Cruise control will not work if the parking brake is set, or if the master cylinder brake fluid level is low. The cruise control light on the instrument panel cluster comes on after the cruise control has been set to the desired speed.
  • Page 133: Exterior Lamps

    Using Cruise Control on Hills How well the cruise control will work on hills depends upon the vehicle speed, load, and the steepness of the hills. When going up steep hills, you might have to step on the accelerator pedal to maintain the vehicle speed.
  • Page 134: Delayed Headlamps

    3-12 Instrument Panel (Headlamps): Turns the headlamps on together with the following lamps listed below. A warning chime sounds if the driver’s door is opened when the ignition switch is off and the headlamps are on. • Parking Lamps • Taillamps •...
  • Page 135: Fog Lamps

    When the DRL are on, the regular headlamps, taillamps, sidemarker, and other lamps will not be on. The instrument panel and cluster will also not be lit. For vehicles with HID headlamps, if the DRL are on and the left or right turn signal lamp is turned on, the left or right DRL will go off.
  • Page 136: Dome Lamps

    3-14 Instrument Panel Dome Lamps The dome lamps automatically come on when a door is opened, unless the dome lamp override button is pressed in. The lamps can also be turned on and off by turning the instrument panel brightness control clockwise to the farthest position.
  • Page 137: Delayed Exit Lighting

    Delayed Exit Lighting This feature illuminates the interior for a period of time after the key is removed from the ignition. The ignition must be off for delayed exit lighting to work. When the key is removed, interior illumination activates and remains on until one of the following occurs: •...
  • Page 138: Battery Run-Down Protection

    3-16 Instrument Panel EPM works to prevent excessive discharge of the battery. It does this by balancing the generator’s output and the vehicle’s electrical needs. It can increase engine idle speed to generate more power, whenever needed. It can temporarily reduce the power demands of some accessories.
  • Page 139 It will also display turn-by-turn navigation information if the vehicle has a navigation radio. The images are projected by the HUD lens located on the driver’s side of the instrument panel. The tap shift gear will also appear on the HUD if the vehicle has tap shift and it is active.
  • Page 140 3-18 Instrument Panel When the HUD is on, the speedometer reading is continually displayed. The current radio station or CD track number will display for a short period of time after the radio or CD track status changes. This happens whenever radio information is changed.
  • Page 141 Format Three: This display includes all the information in Format One along with a circular tachometer, but without outside air temperature. All formats will show the turn-by-turn navigation information and provide details about the next driving maneuver to be made. When you near your destination, the HUD will display a distance bar that will fill in the closer you...
  • Page 142: Accessory Power Outlet(S)

    3-20 Instrument Panel Accessory Power Outlet(s) The vehicle has three 12-volt outlets which can be used to plug in electrical equipment, such as a cellular telephone, a compact disc player, etc. The power outlets are located on the instrument panel below the climate controls, at the rear of the center console, and in the rear cargo area.
  • Page 143: Power Outlet 115 Volt Alternating Current

    Power Outlet 115 Volt Alternating Current For vehicles with this power outlet, it can be used to plug in electrical equipment that uses a maximum limit of 150 watts. The power outlet is located on the rear of the center console. An indicator light on the outlet turns on to show it is in use.
  • Page 144: Climate Controls

    3-22 Instrument Panel Climate Controls Climate Control System The heating, cooling, and ventilation in the vehicle can be controlled with this system. A. Fan Control B. Temperature Control C. Air Delivery Mode Control D. Air Conditioning E. REAR (Rear Climate Control) F.
  • Page 145 (Floor): Air is directed to the floor outlets, with some of the air directed to the windshield, side window, and second row floor outlets. In this mode, the system automatically selects outside air. Recirculation cannot be selected while in floor mode. (Defog): This mode clears the windows of fog or moisture.
  • Page 146 3-24 Instrument Panel (Recirculation): Press to turn the recirculation mode on or off. An indicator light comes on when recirculation is on. When the engine is turned off, the recirculation mode automatically turns off and must be re-selected when the engine is turned on again.
  • Page 147: Dual Automatic Climate Control System

    Dual Automatic Climate Control System The heating, cooling, and ventilation in the vehicle can be controlled with this system. A. Fan Control B. AUTO C. Defrost D. Recirculation E. REAR (Rear Climate Control) F. Air Delivery Mode Control G. Driver Side Temperature Control H.
  • Page 148 3-26 Instrument Panel Automatic Operation AUTO (Automatic): The system automatically controls the inside temperature, the air delivery, and the fan speed. To use automatic mode: 1. Press the AUTO button. When AUTO is selected, the current temperature(s) selected and AUTO is shown on the display.
  • Page 149 PASS (Passenger): Press to set the passenger temperature to match the driver temperature setting. The PASS indicator will turn off. When the passenger temperature setting is different than the driver setting, the PASS indicator comes on. Manual Operation The air delivery mode or fan speed can be manually adjusted.
  • Page 150 3-28 Instrument Panel (Defrost): Press to turn the defrost on or off. This mode quickly clears the windshield of fog or frost. Air is directed to the windshield, side window, and floor vents. In this mode, outside air is pulled inside the vehicle.
  • Page 151 The recirculation mode cannot be used with floor, defog, or defrosting modes. If recirculation is selected in these modes, the indicator flashes three times and turns off. The air conditioning compressor also comes on when this mode is activated. While in recirculation mode the windows can fog when the weather is cold and damp.
  • Page 152: Outlet Adjustment

    3-30 Instrument Panel The interior temperature sensor located on the instrument panel to the right of the steering column, measures the temperature of the air inside the vehicle. There is also an exterior temperature sensor located behind the front grille. This sensor reads the outside air temperature and helps maintain the temperature inside the vehicle.
  • Page 153: Rear Air Conditioning And Heating System

    Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System A. Fan Control B. Temperature Control C. Air Delivery Mode Control For vehicles with the rear climate control system, the controls are located on the rear of the center console. The system can also be controlled with the front controls.
  • Page 154: Rear Air Conditioning And Heating System And Electronic Climate Controls

    3-32 Instrument Panel Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System and Electronic Climate Controls Rear Climate Control with Rear Seat Audio Controls A. Fan Control B. Air Delivery Mode Control C. Temperature Control For vehicles with the rear climate control system, the controls are located on the rear of the center console.
  • Page 155: Warning Lights, Gages, And Indicators Warning Lights, Gages, And Indicators

    (Air Delivery Mode Control): Press to manually change the direction of the airflow. Repeatedly press the button until the desired mode appears on the display. (Vent): Air is directed through the overhead outlets. (Bi-Level): Air is directed through the rear floor outlets, as well as the overhead outlets.
  • Page 156: Instrument Panel Cluster

    3-34 Instrument Panel Instrument Panel Cluster The instrument cluster is designed to show how the vehicle is running. It shows how fast the vehicle is going, about how much fuel has been used, and many other things needed to drive safely and economically. United States version shown, Canada similar...
  • Page 157: Speedometer And Odometer

    Speedometer and Odometer The speedometer shows the vehicle’s speed in both miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h). The odometer shows how far the vehicle has been driven, in either miles or kilometers. This vehicle has a tamper-resistant odometer.
  • Page 158: Airbag Readiness Light

    3-36 Instrument Panel Airbag Readiness Light This light shows if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the airbag sensor, the pretensioners, the airbag modules, the wiring and the crash sensing and diagnostic module. For more information on the airbag system, see Airbag System on page 1-50.
  • Page 159: Charging System Light

    If you are using remote start to start the vehicle from a distance, if equipped, you may not see the system check. Then, after several more seconds, the status indicator will light either ON or OFF, or either the on or off symbol to let you know the status of the right front passenger frontal airbag.
  • Page 160: Voltmeter Gage

    3-38 Instrument Panel Voltmeter Gage When the engine is not running, but the ignition is turned on, this gage shows the battery’s state of charge in DC volts. When the engine is running, this gage shows the condition of the charging system.
  • Page 161: Antilock Brake System (Abs) Warning Light

    This light may also come on due to low brake fluid. See Brakes on page 5-27 for more information. When the ignition is on, the brake system warning light will also come on when the parking brake is set. The light will stay on if the parking brake does not release fully.
  • Page 162: Stabilitrak Indicator Light

    3-40 Instrument Panel ® StabiliTrak Indicator Light This light comes on briefly while starting the engine. If it does not, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer/retailer. If the system is working normally the indicator light goes off. If it stays on, or comes on while driving, there could be a problem with the StabiliTrak system and the vehicle might need service.
  • Page 163: Driver Information

    Engine Coolant Temperature Gage United States Canada This gage shows the engine coolant temperature. Under normal driving conditions the gage will read approximately 210°F (100 °C) or less. If the gage pointer is near 260°F (125 °C), the engine is too hot. It means that the engine coolant has overheated.
  • Page 164: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    3-42 Instrument Panel Malfunction Indicator Lamp Check Engine Light A computer system called OBD II (On-Board Diagnostics-Second Generation) monitors operation of the fuel, ignition, and emission control systems. It ensures that emissions are at acceptable levels for the life of the vehicle, helping to produce a cleaner environment.
  • Page 165 This light comes on during a malfunction in one of two ways: Light Flashing: A misfire condition has been detected. A misfire increases vehicle emissions and could damage the emission control system on the vehicle. Diagnosis and service might be required. The following can prevent more serious damage to the vehicle: •...
  • Page 166: Maintenance Schedule

    3-44 Instrument Panel Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Programs Some state/provincial and local governments have or might begin programs to inspect the emission control equipment on the vehicle. Failure to pass this inspection could prevent getting a vehicle registration. Here are some things to know to help the vehicle pass an inspection: •...
  • Page 167: Security Light

    The oil pressure light should come on briefly as the engine is started. If it does not come on have the vehicle serviced by your dealer/retailer. If the light comes on and stays on, it means that oil is not flowing through the engine properly.
  • Page 168: Center (Dic)

    3-46 Instrument Panel Highbeam On Light The highbeam on light comes on when the high-beam headlamps are in use. See Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer on page 3-7 for more information. Tow/Haul Mode Light This light comes on when the Tow/Haul mode has been activated. For more information, see Tow/Haul Mode on page 2-26.
  • Page 169: Driver Information Center (Dic)

    Driver Information Center (DIC) Your vehicle has a Driver Information Center (DIC). The DIC displays information about your vehicle. It also displays warning messages if a system problem is detected. All messages will appear in the DIC display located at the top of the instrument panel cluster.
  • Page 170 3-48 Instrument Panel DIC Buttons The buttons are the set/reset, customization, vehicle information, and trip/fuel buttons. The button functions are detailed in the following pages. (Set/Reset): Press this button to set or reset certain functions and to turn off or acknowledge messages on the DIC.
  • Page 171 See Engine Oil on page 5-13. In addition to the engine oil life system monitoring the oil life, additional maintenance is recommended in the Maintenance Schedule in this manual. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-3 for more information. Remember, you must reset the OIL LIFE display yourself after each oil change.
  • Page 172 3-50 Instrument Panel If a low or high tire pressure condition is detected by the system while driving, a message advising you to check the pressure in a specific tire will appear in the display. See Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 5-43 and DIC Warnings and Messages on page 3-58 for more information.
  • Page 173 To switch between English and metric measurements, see “UNITS” earlier in this section. TRIP A and TRIP B Press the trip/fuel button until TRIP A or TRIP B displays. This display shows the current distance traveled in either miles (mi) or kilometers (km) since the last reset for each trip odometer.
  • Page 174 3-52 Instrument Panel AVG (Average) ECONOMY Press the trip/fuel button until AVG ECONOMY displays. This display shows the approximate average miles per gallon (mpg) or liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km). This number is calculated based on the number of mpg (L/100 km) recorded since the last time this menu item was reset.
  • Page 175: Dic Operation And Displays (Without Dic Buttons)

    DIC Operation and Displays (Without DIC Buttons) If your vehicle does not have DIC buttons, the information below explains the operation of this system. The DIC has different displays which can be accessed by pressing the trip odometer reset stem located on the instrument panel cluster.
  • Page 176 3-54 Instrument Panel To use the retro-active reset feature, press and hold the trip odometer reset stem for at least four seconds. The trip odometer will display the number of miles (mi) or kilometers (km) driven since the ignition was last turned on and the vehicle was moving.
  • Page 177 If you choose OFF, the system will be turned off. The URPA system automatically turns back on after each vehicle start. When the URPA system is turned off and the vehicle is shifted out of P (Park), the DIC will display the PARK ASSIST OFF message as a reminder that the system has been turned off.
  • Page 178: Dic Compass

    3-56 Instrument Panel DISPLAY LANGUAGE To access this display, the vehicle must be in P (Park). This display allows you to select the language in which the DIC messages will appear. To select a language: 1. Press the trip odometer reset stem until DISPLAY LANGUAGE displays.
  • Page 179 3. Press the set/reset button to scroll through and select the appropriate variance zone. 4. Press the trip/fuel button until the vehicle heading, for example, N for North, is displayed in the DIC. 5. If calibration is necessary, calibrate the compass. See “Compass Calibration Procedure”...
  • Page 180: Dic Warnings And Messages

    3-58 Instrument Panel DIC Warnings and Messages Messages are displayed on the DIC to notify the driver that the status of the vehicle has changed and that some action may be needed by the driver to correct the condition. Multiple messages may appear one after another.
  • Page 181 BATTERY SAVER ACTIVE This message displays when the system detects that the battery voltage is dropping below expected levels. The battery saver system starts reducing certain features of the vehicle that you may be able to notice. At the point that the features are disabled, this message is displayed.
  • Page 182 3-60 Instrument Panel ENGINE HOT A/C (Air Conditioning) OFF This message displays when the engine coolant becomes hotter than the normal operating temperature. See Engine Coolant Temperature Gage on page 3-41. To avoid added strain on a hot engine, the air conditioning compressor automatically turns off.
  • Page 183 ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED 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 5-24 for further information. This message also displays when the vehicle’s engine power is reduced.
  • Page 184 3-62 Instrument Panel LEFT REAR DOOR OPEN This message displays and a chime sounds if the driver side rear door is not fully closed and the vehicle is shifted out of P (Park). Stop and turn off the vehicle, check the door for obstructions, and close the door again.
  • Page 185 REMOTE KEY LEARNING ACTIVE This message displays while you are matching a Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to your vehicle. See “Matching Transmitter(s) to Your Vehicle” under Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation on page 2-4 and DIC Operation and Displays (With DIC Buttons) on page 3-47 or DIC Operation and Displays (Without DIC Buttons)
  • Page 186 3-64 Instrument Panel SERVICE BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM On some vehicles, this message displays if there is a problem with the battery charging system. Under certain conditions, the charging system light may also turn on in the instrument panel cluster. See Charging System Light on page 3-37.
  • Page 187 SERVICE TIRE MONITOR SYSTEM On vehicles with the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), this message displays if a part on the TPMS is not working properly. The tire pressure light also flashes and then remains on during the same ignition cycle. See Tire Pressure Light on page 3-41.
  • Page 188 3-66 Instrument Panel THEFT ATTEMPTED This message displays if the content theft-deterrent system has detected a break-in attempt while you were away from your vehicle. See Content Theft-Deterrent on page 2-16 for more information. TIGHTEN GAS CAP This message may display along with the check engine light on the instrument panel cluster if the vehicle’s fuel cap is not tightened...
  • Page 189: Dic Vehicle Customization (With Dic Buttons)

    TURN SIGNAL ON 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. WASHER FLUID LOW ADD FLUID This message displays when the windshield washer fluid is low.
  • Page 190 3-68 Instrument Panel Feature Settings Menu Items The following are customization features that allow you to program settings to the vehicle: DISPLAY IN ENGLISH This feature will only display if a language other than English has been set. This feature allows you to change the language in which the DIC messages appear to English.
  • Page 191 AUTO DOOR LOCK This feature allows you to select when the vehicle’s doors will automatically lock. See Programmable Automatic Door Locks on page 2-9 for more information. Press the customization button until AUTO DOOR LOCK appears on the DIC display. Press the set/reset button once to access the settings for this feature.
  • Page 192 3-70 Instrument Panel REMOTE DOOR LOCK This feature allows you to select the type of feedback you will receive when locking the vehicle with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. You will not receive feedback when locking the vehicle with the RKE transmitter if the doors are open.
  • Page 193 DELAY DOOR LOCK 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 power door lock switch and a door or the liftgate is open, this feature will delay locking the doors and liftgate until five seconds after the last door is...
  • Page 194 3-72 Instrument Panel APPROACH LIGHTING This feature allows you to select whether or not to have the exterior lights turn on briefly during low light periods after unlocking the vehicle using the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. Press the customization button until APPROACH LIGHTING appears on the DIC display.
  • Page 195 PARK TILT MIRRORS If your vehicle has this feature, it allows you to select whether or not the outside mirror(s) will automatically tilt down when the vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse). See Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors on page 2-33 for more information.
  • Page 196 3-74 Instrument Panel MEMORY SEAT RECALL If your vehicle has this feature, it allows you to select your preference for the remote memory seat recall feature. See Memory Seat and Mirrors on page 1-6 for more information. Press the customization button until MEMORY SEAT RECALL appears on the DIC display.
  • Page 197 FACTORY SETTINGS This feature allows you to set all of the customization features back to their factory default settings. Press the customization button until FACTORY SETTINGS appears on the DIC display. Press the set/reset button once to access the settings for this feature.
  • Page 198: Audio System(S)

    3-76 Instrument Panel Audio System(s) Determine which radio the vehicle has and read the following pages to become familiar with its features. CAUTION Taking your eyes off the road for extended periods could cause a crash resulting in injury or death to you or others.
  • Page 199: Radio(S)

    5. To decrease the time or date, do one of the following: © • Press SEEK. • Press REV. • Turn counter-clockwise. 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 200 3-78 Instrument Panel Radio with CD and DVD The vehicle may have one of these radios as its audio system. Radios with CD and DVD Radios with CD and DVD have a ® Bose Surround Sound System. Some of its features are explained later in this section under, “Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade)”.
  • Page 201 Playing the Radio (Power/Volume): Press to turn the system on and off. Turn to increase or decrease the volume. For vehicles with a Rear Entertainment System (RSE), press and hold for more than two seconds to turn off the entire radio and RSE system and to start the parental control feature.
  • Page 202 3-80 Instrument Panel Finding a Station BAND: Press to switch between AM, FM, or XM. The selection displays. (Tune): Turn to select radio stations. © ¨ SEEK : Press to go to the previous or to the next station and stay there. To scan stations, press and ©...
  • Page 203 To setup the number of favorites pages: 1. Press MENU to display the radio setup menu. 2. Press the pushbutton located below the FAV 1-6 label. 3. Select the desired number of favorites pages by pressing the pushbutton located below the displayed page numbers.
  • Page 204 3-82 Instrument Panel To quickly adjust bass, midrange, or treble to the middle position, press the pushbutton positioned under the BASS, MID, or TREB label for more than two seconds. A beep sounds and the level adjusts to the middle position. To quickly adjust all tone and speaker controls to the middle position, press...
  • Page 205 Finding a Category (CAT) Station CAT (Category): The CAT button is used to find XM™ stations when the radio is in the XM mode. To find XM channels within a desired category: 1. Press BAND until the XM frequency displays. 2.
  • Page 206 3-84 Instrument Panel Radio Messages Calibration Error: The audio system has been calibrated for the vehicle from the factory. If Calibration Error displays, it means that the radio has not been configured properly for the vehicle and it must be returned to your dealer/retailer for service.
  • Page 207 The CD is controlled by the buttons on the radio faceplate or by the RSA unit. See Rear Seat Audio (RSA) on page 3-125 for more information. The DVD/CD decks, (upper slot is the DVD deck and the lower slot is the CD deck) of the radio are compatible with most audio CDs, CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3/WMAs.
  • Page 208 3-86 Instrument Panel Care of the CD and DVD Player Do not add any label to a CD, it could get caught in the CD or DVD player. If a CD is recorded on a personal computer and a description label is needed, try labeling the top of the recorded CD with a marking pen.
  • Page 209 FWD (Fast Forward): Press and hold to advance playback quickly within a track. Sound will be heard at a reduced volume. Release to resume playing the track. The elapsed time of the track displays. RDM (Random): CD tracks can be listened to in random, rather than sequential order with the random setting.
  • Page 210 3-88 Instrument Panel Radios with CD and DVD Audio Output Only one audio source can be heard through the speakers at one time. An audio source is defined as DVD slot, CD slot, XM, FM/AM, Front Auxiliary Jack, or Rear Auxiliary Jack.
  • Page 211 Player Error: There are disc LOAD or disc EJECT problems. • It is very hot. When the temperature returns to normal, the CD should play. • The road is very rough. When the road becomes smoother, the CD should play. •...
  • Page 212 3-90 Instrument Panel REV (Fast Reverse): Press to quickly reverse the DVD at five times the normal speed. The radio displays the elapsed time while in fast reverse. To stop fast reversing, press again. This button may not work when the DVD is playing the copyright information or the previews.
  • Page 213 (Stop): Press to stop playing, rewinding, or fast forwarding a DVD. (Enter): Press to select the choices that are highlighted in any menu. (Menu): Press to access the DVD menu. The DVD menu is different on every DVD. Use the pushbuttons located under the navigation arrows to navigate the cursor through the DVD menu.
  • Page 214 3-92 Instrument Panel Inserting a Disc To play a disc, gently insert the disc, with the label side up, into the loading slot. The DVD player might not accept some paper labeled media. The player starts loading the disc into the system and shows “Loading Disc”...
  • Page 215 DVD Radio Error Messages Player Error: This message displays when there are disc load or eject problems. Disc Format Error: This message displays, if the disc is inserted with the disc label wrong side up, or if the disc is damaged. Disc Region Error: This message displays, if the disc is not from a correct region.
  • Page 216: Using An Mp3 (Radio With Cd)

    3-94 Instrument Panel DVD/CD AUX (Auxiliary): Press to select between DVD, CD, or Auxiliary. • If an auxiliary input device is not connected, “No Aux Input Device” displays. • When a disc is in either slot, the DVD/CD text label and a message showing the track or chapter number displays.
  • Page 217 Compressed Audio The radio also plays discs that contain both uncompressed CD audio (.CDA files) and MP3/WMA files. The radio plays both file formats in the order in which they were recorded to the disc. MP3/WMA Format Creating an MP3/WMA disc on a personal computer: •...
  • Page 218 3-96 Instrument Panel Root Directory The root directory of the CD-R or CD-RW is treated as a folder. If the root directory has compressed audio files, the directory displays as the CD label. All files contained directly under the root directory are accessed prior to any root directory folders.
  • Page 219 File System and Naming The song name that displays is the song name that is contained in the ID3 tag. If the song name is not present in the ID3 tag, then the radio displays the file name without the extension (such as .mp3) as the track name.
  • Page 220 3-98 Instrument Panel RDM (Random): With the random setting, MP3/WMA files on the CD-R or CD-RW can be listened to in random, rather than sequential order. To play MP3/WMA files from the CD-R or CD-RW in random order, press the pushbutton positioned under the RDM label until Random Current Disc displays.
  • Page 221: Using An Mp3 (Radio With Cd And Dvd Player)

    Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and DVD Player) MP3/WMA CD-R or CD-RW Disc Compressed Audio or Mixed Mode Discs The radio also plays discs that contain both uncompressed CD audio (.CDA files) and MP3/WMA files depending on which slot the disc is loaded into.
  • Page 222 3-100 Instrument Panel Root Directory The root directory of the CD-R or CD-RW disc is treated as a folder. If the root directory has compressed audio files, the directory is displayed as F1 ROOT. All files contained directly under the root directory are accessed prior to any root directory folders.
  • Page 223 File System and Naming The song name that is displayed is the song name that is contained in the ID3 tag. If the song name is not present in the ID3 tag, then the radio displays the file name without the extension (such as .mp3) as the track name.
  • Page 224 3-102 Instrument Panel DVD (Eject): Press and release this button to eject the CD-R or CD-RW that is currently playing in the top slot. A beep sounds and Ejecting Disc displays. Once the disc is ejected, Remove Disc displays. The CD-R or CD-RW disc can be removed.
  • Page 225 (Music Navigator): Use the music navigator feature to play MP3/WMA files on the CD-R or CD-RW in order by artist or album. Press the pushbutton located below the music navigator label. The player scans the disc to sort the files by artist and album ID3 tag information.
  • Page 226: Xm Radio Messages

    3-104 Instrument Panel If a disc is in both the DVD slot and the CD slot the DVD/CD AUX button cycles between the two sources and does not indicate “No Aux Input Device”. If a front auxiliary device is connected, the DVD/CD AUX button cycles through all available options, such as: DVD slot, CD slot, Front Auxiliary, and Rear Auxiliary...
  • Page 227: Navigation/Radio System

    No CAT Info: No category information is available at this time on this channel. The system is working properly. No Information: No text or informational messages are available at this time on this channel. The system is working properly. CAT Not Found: There are no channels available for the selected category.
  • Page 228 3-106 Instrument Panel Voice Recognition The Bluetooth system uses voice recognition to interpret voice commands to dial phone numbers and name tags. Noise: Keep interior noise levels to a minimum. The system may not recognize voice commands if there is too much background noise. When to Speak: A short tone sounds after the system responds indicating when it is waiting for...
  • Page 229 Pairing A Bluetooth enabled cell phone must be paired to the in-vehicle Bluetooth system first and then connected to the vehicle before it can be used. See the cell phone manufacturers user guide for Bluetooth functions before pairing the cell phone. If a Bluetooth phone is not connected, ®...
  • Page 230 3-108 Instrument Panel Listing All Paired and Connected Phones 1. Press and hold two seconds. The system responds with “Ready” followed by a tone. 2. Say “Bluetooth”. The system responds with “Bluetooth ready” followed by a tone. 3. Say “List”. The system lists all the paired Bluetooth devices.
  • Page 231 Using the Store Command The store command allows a phone number to be stored without entering the digits individually. 1. Press and hold two seconds. The system responds with “Ready” followed by a tone. 2. Say “Store”. The system responds with “Store, number please”...
  • Page 232 3-110 Instrument Panel 4. After the complete number has been entered, say “Store”. The system responds with “Please say the name tag” followed by a tone. 5. Say a name tag for the phone number. The name tag is recorded and the system responds with “About to store <name tag>.
  • Page 233 Using the Delete All Name Tags Command The delete all name tags command deletes all stored phone book name tags and route name tags for OnStar (if present). To use the delete all name tags command: 1. Press and hold two seconds.
  • Page 234 3-112 Instrument Panel 4. Continue entering digits until the number to be dialed is complete. After the whole number has been entered, say “Dial”. The system responds with “OK, Dialing” and dials the number. • If an unwanted number is recognized by the system, say “Clear”...
  • Page 235 Call Waiting Call waiting must be supported on the Bluetooth phone and enabled by the wireless service carrier to work. • Press to answer an incoming call when another call is active. The original call is placed on hold. • Press again to return to the original call.
  • Page 236 3-114 Instrument Panel Transferring a Call Audio can be transferred between the in-vehicle Bluetooth system and the cell phone. To Transfer Audio to the Cell Phone During a call with the audio in the vehicle: 1. Press . The system responds with “Ready”...
  • Page 237 Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) Tones The in-vehicle Bluetooth system can send numbers and numbers stored as name tags during a call. This is used when calling a menu driven phone system. Account numbers can be programmed into the phonebook for retrieval during menu driven calls. Sending a Number During a Call 1.
  • Page 238: Rear Seat Entertainment (Rse) System

    3-116 Instrument Panel Clearing the System Unless information is deleted out of the in-vehicle Bluetooth system, it will be retained indefinitely. This includes all saved name tags in the phonebook and phone pairing information. For information on how to delete this information, see the above sections on Deleting a Paired Phone and Deleting Name Tags.
  • Page 239 In severe or extreme weather conditions the RSE system might or might not work until the temperature is within the operating range. The operating range for the RSE system is above −4°F (−20°C) or below 140°F (60°C). If the temperature of the vehicle is outside of this range, heat or cool the vehicle until the temperature is within the operating range of the RSE system.
  • Page 240 3-118 Instrument Panel For optimal audio performance, the headphones must be worn correctly. Headphones should be worn with the headband over the top of the head for best audio reception. The symbol L (Left) appears on the upper left side, above the ear pad and should be positioned on the left ear.
  • Page 241 The A/V jacks are color coded to match typical home entertainment system equipment. The yellow jack (A) is for the video input. The white jack (B) is for the left audio input. The red jack (C) is for the right audio input. Power for auxiliary devices is not supplied by the radio system.
  • Page 242 3-120 Instrument Panel Video Screen The video screen is located in the overhead console. When the video screen is not in use, push it up into its locked position. To use the video screen: 1. Push the release button located on the overhead console.
  • Page 243 Remote Control Buttons (Power): Press to turn the video screen on and off. (Illumination): Press to turn the remote control backlight on. The backlight automatically times out after seven to ten seconds if no other button is pressed while the backlight is on.
  • Page 244 3-122 Instrument Panel Depending on the radio, perform reverse slow play by pressing then . To cancel slow play mode, press again. (Previous Track/Chapter): Press to return to the start of the current track or chapter. Press again to go to the previous track or chapter.
  • Page 245 Battery Replacement To change the remote control batteries: 1. Slide the rear cover back, on the remote control. 2. Replace the two batteries in the compartment. Make sure that they are installed correctly, using the diagram on the inside of the battery compartment.
  • Page 246 3-124 Instrument Panel Problem Sometimes the wireless headphone audio cuts out or buzzes. I lost the remote and/or the headphones. The DVD is playing, but there is no picture or sound. DVD Display Error Messages The DVD display error message depends on which radio the vehicle has.
  • Page 247: Rear Seat Audio (Rsa)

    Rear Seat Audio (RSA) For vehicles with Rear Seat Audio (RSA), rear seat passengers can listen to and control any of the music sources: radio, CDs, DVDs, or other auxiliary sources. The rear seat passengers can only control the music sources the front seat passengers are not listening to (except on some radios where dual control is allowed).
  • Page 248 3-126 Instrument Panel (Power): Press to turn the RSA on or off. Volume: Turn to increase or to decrease the volume of the wired headphones. The left knob controls the left headphones and the right knob controls the right headphones. SRCE (Source): Press to select between the radio (AM/FM/XM™), CD, and if the vehicle has these...
  • Page 249: Rear Audio Controller (Rac)

    When a disc is playing in the CD or DVD changer, press PROG to select the next disc, if multiple discs are loaded. This function is inactive, with some radios, if the front seat passengers are listening to the disc. When a DVD video menu is being displayed, press PROG to perform the ENTER menu function.
  • Page 250: Audio Steering Wheel Controls

    3-128 Instrument Panel Audio Steering Wheel Controls Vehicles with audio steering wheel controls could differ depending on the vehicle’s options. Some audio controls can be adjusted at the steering wheel. (Next): Press to go to the next radio station stored as a favorite, or the next track if a CD/DVD is playing.
  • Page 251: Multi-Band Antenna

    The range for most AM stations is greater than for FM, especially at night. The longer range can cause station frequencies to interfere with each other. For better radio reception, most AM radio stations boost the power levels during the day, and then reduce these levels during the night.
  • Page 252 3-130 Instrument Panel ✍ NOTES...
  • Page 253: Your Driving, The Road And The Vehicle

    Driving Your Vehicle Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle Driving for Better Fuel Economy ...4-1 Defensive Driving ...4-2 Drunk Driving ...4-2 Control of a Vehicle ...4-3 Braking ...4-3 Antilock Brake System (ABS) ...4-4 Braking in Emergencies ...4-5 ® System ...4-5 StabiliTrak All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System ...4-7...
  • Page 254: Driving Your Vehicle

    Driving Your Vehicle • Keep vehicle tires properly inflated. • Combine several trips into a single trip. • Replace the vehicle’s tires with the same TPC Spec number molded into the tire’s sidewall near the size. • Follow recommended scheduled maintenance.
  • Page 255: Control Of A Vehicle

    Police records show that almost 40 percent of all motor vehicle-related deaths involve alcohol. In most cases, these deaths are the result of someone who was drinking and driving. In recent years, more than 17,000 annual motor vehicle-related deaths have been associated with the use of alcohol, with about 250,000 people injured.
  • Page 256: Antilock Brake System (Abs)

    Driving Your Vehicle And, of course, actual stopping distances vary greatly with the surface of the road, whether it is pavement or gravel; the condition of the road, whether it is wet, dry, or icy; tire tread; the condition of the brakes; the weight of the vehicle;...
  • Page 257: Braking In Emergencies

    As the brakes are applied, the computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. Remember: ABS does not change the time needed to get a foot up to the brake pedal or always decrease stopping distance. If you get too close to the vehicle in front of you, there will not be enough time to apply the brakes if...
  • Page 258 Driving Your Vehicle If the system fails to turn on or activate, the StabiliTrak light along with one of the following messages will be displayed on the Driver Information Center (DIC): TRACTION CONTROL OFF, SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL, SERVICE STABILITRAK. If these conditions are observed, turn the vehicle off, wait 15 seconds, and then turn it back on again to reset...
  • Page 259: All-Wheel Drive (Awd) System

    Traction Control Operation The traction control system is part of the StabiliTrak system. Traction control limits wheel spin by reducing engine power to the wheels (engine speed management) and by applying brakes to each individual wheel (brake-traction control) as necessary. The traction control system is enabled automatically when the vehicle is started.
  • Page 260: Steering

    Driving Your Vehicle To restore the AWD operation and prevent excessive wear on the AWD system, replace the compact spare with a full-size tire as soon as possible. See Compact Spare Tire on page 5-79 for more information. Steering Power Steering If power steering assist is lost because the engine stops or the system is not functioning, the vehicle...
  • Page 261: Off-Road Recovery

    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. But you have to act fast, steer quickly, and just as quickly straighten the wheel once you have avoided the object.
  • Page 262: Loss Of Control

    4-10 Driving Your Vehicle Loss of Control Let us review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems — brakes, steering, and acceleration — do not have enough friction where the tires meet the road to do what the driver has asked.
  • Page 263: Driving At Night

    Driving at Night Night driving is more dangerous than day driving because some drivers are likely to be impaired — by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Night driving tips include: • Drive defensively. • Do not drink and drive. •...
  • Page 264: Before Leaving On A Long Trip

    4-12 Driving Your Vehicle Hydroplaning Hydroplaning is dangerous. Water can build up under your vehicle’s tires so they actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet enough and you are going fast enough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road.
  • Page 265: Hill And Mountain Roads

    Hill and Mountain Roads Driving on steep hills or through mountains is different than driving on flat or rolling terrain. Tips for driving in these conditions include: • Keep the vehicle serviced and in good shape. • Check all fluid levels and brakes, tires, cooling system, and transmission.
  • Page 266 4-14 Driving Your Vehicle ® The StabiliTrak System on page 4-5 improves the ability to accelerate on slippery roads, but slow down and adjust your driving to the road conditions. When driving through deep snow, turn off the traction control part ®...
  • Page 267: If Your Vehicle Is Stuck In Sand, Mud, Ice, Or Snow

    CAUTION (Continued) For more information about carbon monoxide, see Engine Exhaust on page 2-30. Snow can trap exhaust gases under your vehicle. This can cause deadly CO (carbon monoxide) gas to get inside. CO could overcome you and kill you. You cannot see it or smell it, so you might not know it is in your vehicle.
  • Page 268: Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out

    4-16 Driving Your Vehicle Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out Turn the steering wheel left and right to clear the area around the front wheels. Turn off any traction or stability system. Shift back and forth between R (Reverse) and a forward gear, spinning the wheels as little as possible.
  • Page 269 With the driver’s door open, you will find the label attached below the door lock post (striker). The tire and loading information label shows the number of occupant seating positions (A), and the maximum vehicle capacity weight (B) in kilograms and pounds. The Tire and Loading Information label also shows the size of the original equipment tires (C) and...
  • Page 270 4-18 Driving Your Vehicle Example 1 Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 1 = 1,000 lbs (453 kg). Subtract Occupant Weight 150 lbs (68 kg) × 2 = 300 lbs (136 kg). Available Occupant and Cargo Weight = 700 lbs (317 kg). Example 2 Vehicle Capacity Weight for Example 2 = 1,000 lbs...
  • Page 271 Refer to your vehicle’s tire and loading information label for specific information about your vehicle’s capacity weight and seating positions. The combined weight of the driver, passengers, and cargo should never exceed your vehicle’s capacity weight. Certification/Tire Label Label Example A vehicle specific Certification/ Tire label is attached to the rear edge of the driver’s door.
  • Page 272: Towing

    4-20 Driving Your Vehicle If you put things inside your vehicle — like suitcases, tools, packages, or anything else, they will 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 273: Recreational Vehicle Towing

    Recreational Vehicle Towing Recreational vehicle towing means towing the vehicle behind another vehicle – such as behind a motorhome. The two most common types of recreational vehicle towing are known as dinghy towing and dolly towing. Dinghy towing is towing the vehicle with all four wheels on the ground.
  • Page 274 4-22 Driving Your Vehicle For vehicles being dinghy towed, the vehicle should be run at the beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop for about five minutes. This will ensure proper lubrication of transmission components. Re-install the fuse to start the vehicle.
  • Page 275 Dolly Towing (All-Wheel-Drive Vehicles) All-wheel-drive vehicles must not be towed with two wheels on the ground. To properly tow these vehicles, they should be placed on a platform trailer with all four wheels off of the ground or dinghy towed from the front.
  • Page 276: Towing A Trailer

    4-24 Driving Your Vehicle Towing the Vehicle From the Rear Notice: Towing the vehicle from the rear could damage it. Also, repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Never have the vehicle towed from the rear. Do not tow the vehicle from the rear. Towing a Trailer CAUTION The driver can lose control when...
  • Page 277 Trailering is different than just driving the vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes in handling, acceleration, braking, durability and fuel economy. Successful, safe trailering takes correct equipment, and it has to be used properly. The following information has many time-tested, important trailering tips and safety rules.
  • Page 278 4-26 Driving Your Vehicle Weight of the Trailer How heavy can a trailer safely be? It depends on how the rig is used. For example, speed, altitude, road grades, outside temperature and how much the vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all important. It can depend on any special equipment on the vehicle, and the Vehicle...
  • Page 279 weight the vehicle can tow. If towing a trailer, the tongue load must be added to the GVW because the vehicle will be carrying that weight, too. See Loading the Vehicle on page 4-16 for more information about the vehicle’s maximum load capacity.
  • Page 280 4-28 Driving Your Vehicle If the vehicle has many options and there is a front seat passenger and two rear seat passengers with some luggage and gear in the vehicle as well. 300 lbs (136 kg) could be added to the front axle weight and 400 lbs (181 kg) to the rear axle weight.
  • Page 281 • Will any holes be made in the body of the vehicle when the trailer hitch is installed? If there are, then be sure to seal the holes later when the hitch is removed. If the holes are not sealed, dirt, water, and deadly carbon monoxide (CO) from the exhaust can get into the vehicle.
  • Page 282 4-30 Driving Your Vehicle Passing More passing distance is needed when towing a trailer. Because the rig is longer, it is necessary to go much farther beyond the passed vehicle before returning to the lane. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand.
  • Page 283 Tow/Haul Mode Tow/Haul is a feature that assists when pulling a heavy trailer or a large or heavy load. The purpose of the Tow/Haul mode is to: • Reduce the frequency and improve the predictability of transmission shifts when pulling a heavy trailer or a large or heavy load.
  • Page 284 4-32 Driving Your Vehicle Parking on Hills CAUTION Parking the vehicle on a hill with the trailer attached can be dangerous. If something goes wrong, the rig could start to move. People can be injured, and both the vehicle and the trailer can be damaged.
  • Page 285 The harness connector can be plugged into a seven-pin universal heavy-duty trailer connector available through your dealer/retailer. The seven-wire harness contains the following trailer circuits: • Yellow: Left Stop/Turn Signal • Dark Green: Right Stop/Turn Signal • Brown: Taillamps • Black: Ground •...
  • Page 286 4-34 Driving Your Vehicle ✍ NOTES...
  • Page 287: Service And Appearance Care

    Service and Appearance Care Service Service ...5-3 Accessories and Modifications ...5-3 California Proposition 65 Warning ...5-4 California Perchlorate Materials Requirements ...5-4 Doing Your Own Service Work ...5-4 Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle ...5-5 Fuel Fuel ...5-5 Gasoline Octane ...5-5 Gasoline Specifications ...5-5 California Fuel ...5-6 Additives ...5-6...
  • Page 288: Appearance Care

    Service and Appearance Care When It Is Time for New Tires ...5-51 Buying New Tires ...5-52 Different Size Tires and Wheels ...5-53 Uniform Tire Quality Grading ...5-54 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ...5-55 Wheel Replacement ...5-55 Tire Chains ...5-56 If a Tire Goes Flat ...5-57 Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit ...5-58 Tire Sealant and...
  • Page 289: Service

    Service For service and parts needs, visit your dealer/retailer. You will receive genuine GM parts and GM-trained and supported service people. Genuine GM parts have one of these marks: Service and Appearance Care Accessories and Modifications When non-dealer/non-retailer accessories are added to the vehicle, they can affect vehicle performance and safety, including such things as airbags, braking, stability, ride...
  • Page 290: California Proposition 65 Warning

    Service and Appearance Care California Proposition 65 Warning Most motor vehicles, including this one, contain and/or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Engine exhaust, many parts and systems (including some inside the vehicle), many fluids, and some component wear by-products contain and/or...
  • Page 291: Adding Equipment To The Outside Of The Vehicle

    Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Vehicle Things added to the outside of the vehicle can affect the airflow around it. This can cause wind noise and can affect fuel economy and windshield washer performance. Check with your dealer/retailer before adding equipment to the outside of the vehicle.
  • Page 292: California Fuel

    Service and Appearance Care California Fuel If the vehicle is certified to meet California Emissions Standards, it is designed to operate on fuels that meet California specifications. See the underhood emission control label. If this fuel is not available in states adopting California emissions standards, the vehicle will operate satisfactorily on fuels meeting federal...
  • Page 293: Fuels In Foreign Countries

    We recommend that you use these gasolines, if they comply with the specifications described earlier. However, E85 (85% ethanol) and other fuels containing more than 10% ethanol must not be used in vehicles that were not designed for those fuels. Notice: This vehicle was not designed for fuel that contains methanol.
  • Page 294: Filling The Tank

    Service and Appearance Care Filling the Tank CAUTION Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel fire can cause bad injuries. To help avoid injuries to you and others, read and follow all the instructions on the pump island. Turn off the engine when you are refueling.
  • Page 295 CAUTION Fuel can spray out on you if you open the fuel cap too quickly. If you spill fuel and then something ignites it, you could be badly burned. This spray can happen if the tank is nearly full, and is more likely in hot weather. Open the fuel cap slowly and wait for any hiss noise to stop.
  • Page 296: Filling A Portable Fuel Container

    5-10 Service and Appearance Care Filling a Portable Fuel Container CAUTION Never fill a portable fuel container while it is in the vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the container can ignite the fuel vapor. You can be badly burned and the vehicle damaged if this occurs.
  • Page 297: Hood Release

    Hood Release To open the hood, do the following: 1. Pull the hood release handle with this symbol on it. It is located under the instrument panel on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Service and Appearance Care 2. At the front of the vehicle, pull up on the center of the hood, and push the secondary hood release to the right.
  • Page 298: Engine Compartment Overview

    5-12 Service and Appearance Care Engine Compartment Overview When you lift the hood, here is what you will see:...
  • Page 299: Engine Oil

    A. Radiator Pressure Cap. See Cooling System on page 5-19. B. Engine Coolant Recovery Cap. See Cooling System on page 5-19. C. Remote Negative (−) Terminal. See Jump Starting on page 5-30. D. Underhood Fuse Block on page 5-90. E. Remote Positive (+) Terminal. See Jump Starting on page 5-30.
  • Page 300 5-14 Service and Appearance Care When to Add Engine Oil If the oil is below the cross-hatched area at the tip of the dipstick, add at least one quart/liter of the recommended oil. This section explains what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see Capacities and Specifications on page 5-94.
  • Page 301: Engine Oil Life System

    • GM6094M Use only an oil that meets GM Standard GM6094M. • SAE 5W-30 SAE 5W-30 is best for the vehicle. These numbers on an oil container show its viscosity, or thickness. Do not use other viscosity oils such as SAE 20W-50.
  • Page 302 5-16 Service and Appearance Care When the system has calculated that oil life has been diminished, it indicates that an oil change is necessary. A CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message comes on. Change the oil as soon as possible within the next 600 miles (1 000 km).
  • Page 303: Engine Air Cleaner/Filter

    What to Do with Used Oil Used engine oil contains certain elements that can be unhealthy for your skin and could even cause cancer. Do not let used oil stay on your skin for very long. Clean your skin and nails with soap and water, or a good hand cleaner.
  • Page 304: Automatic Transmission Fluid

    5-18 Service and Appearance Care How to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter To inspect the air cleaner/filter, remove the filter from the vehicle and lightly shake the filter (away from vehicle) to release loose dust and dirt. If the filter remains caked with dirt, a new filter is required.
  • Page 305: Cooling System

    The transmission fluid will not reach the end of the dipstick unless the transmission is at operating temperature. If you need to check the transmission fluid level, please take the vehicle to your dealer/retailer. Cooling System The cooling system allows the engine to maintain the correct working temperature.
  • Page 306 5-20 Service and Appearance Care What to Use CAUTION Adding only plain water to the cooling system can be dangerous. Plain water, or some other liquid such as alcohol, can boil before the proper coolant mixture will. The vehicle’s coolant warning system is set for the proper coolant mixture.
  • Page 307 The coolant recovery tank cap has this symbol on it. When the engine is cold, the coolant level should be at or above the FULL COLD line marked on the recovery tank. When the engine is hot, the level could be higher than the FULL COLD line.
  • Page 308 5-22 Service and Appearance Care How to Add Coolant to the Radiator CAUTION An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can cause injury. Keep hands, clothing, and tools away from any underhood electric fan.
  • Page 309 6. Fill the coolant recovery tank to the FULL COLD mark. 7. Reinstall the cap on the coolant recovery tank but leave the radiator pressure cap off. Service and Appearance Care 8. Start the engine and let it run until the upper radiator hose feels warm.
  • Page 310: Engine Overheating

    5-24 Service and Appearance Care Engine Overheating The vehicle has several indicators to warn of engine overheating. There is an engine coolant temperature gage on the instrument panel cluster. See Engine Coolant Temperature Gage on page 3-41. The vehicle may also display an ENGINE OVERHEATED IDLE ENGINE and ENGINE OVERHEATED STOP ENGINE...
  • Page 311: Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode

    If No Steam Is Coming From The Engine Compartment If an engine overheat warning is displayed but no steam can be seen or heard, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when the vehicle: •...
  • Page 312: Power Steering Fluid

    5-26 Service and Appearance Care Power Steering Fluid The power steering fluid reservoir is located toward the front of the engine compartment on the passenger side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for reservoir location. When to Check Power Steering Fluid It is not necessary to regularly check power steering fluid unless...
  • Page 313: Brakes

    Adding Washer Fluid When the windshield washer fluid reservoir is low, a WASHER FLUID LOW ADD FLUID message will be displayed on the Driver Information Center (DIC). See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 3-58 for more information. Open the cap with the washer symbol on it.
  • Page 314 5-28 Service and Appearance Care There are only two reasons why the brake fluid level in the reservoir might go down: • The brake fluid level goes down because of normal brake lining wear. When new linings are installed, the fluid level goes back up.
  • Page 315 Brake Wear This vehicle has disc brakes. Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make a high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn and new pads are needed. The sound can come and go or be heard all the time the vehicle is moving, except when applying the brake pedal firmly.
  • Page 316: Battery

    5-30 Service and Appearance Care Battery This vehicle has a maintenance free battery. When it is time for a new battery, see your dealer/retailer for one that has the replacement number shown on the original battery’s label. For battery replacement, see your dealer/retailer or the service manual.
  • Page 317 Notice: Ignoring these steps could result in costly damage to the vehicle that would not be covered by the warranty. Trying to start the vehicle by pushing or pulling it will not work, and it could damage the vehicle. 1. Check the other vehicle. It must have a 12-volt battery with a negative ground system.
  • Page 318 5-32 Service and Appearance Care 4. Open the hoods and locate the positive (+) and negative (−) terminal locations on the other vehicle. Your vehicle has a remote positive (+) and a remote negative (−) jump starting terminal. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12 for more information on the terminal locations.
  • Page 319 6. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. Service and Appearance Care 7. Do not let the other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery.
  • Page 320 5-34 Service and Appearance Care 10. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. 11. Try to start the vehicle that had the dead battery. If it will not start after a few tries, it probably needs service.
  • Page 321: All-Wheel Drive

    All-Wheel Drive It is recommended that the all-wheel drive lubricants be checked and filled by the dealer/retailer. When to Check Lubricant Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine how often to check the lubricant. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-3. Service and Appearance Care Headlamp Aiming Headlamp aim has been preset at...
  • Page 322: License Plate Lamp

    5-36 Service and Appearance Care License Plate Lamp To replace one of these bulbs: 1. Remove the two screws holding each of the license plate lamps to the liftgate trim. 2. Turn and pull the license plate lamp forward through the lift gate trim opening.
  • Page 323: Tires

    3. Install the new wiper blade and make sure the wiper blade locks into place. For the proper size and type see Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-14. Backglass Wiper Blade To replace the backglass wiper blade: 1. Pull the wiper blade assembly away from the backglass.
  • Page 324: Tire Sidewall Labeling

    5-38 Service and Appearance Care Tire Sidewall Labeling Useful information about a tire is molded into its sidewall. The examples below show a typical passenger vehicle tire and a compact spare tire sidewall. Passenger (P-Metric) Tire Example (A) Tire Size The tire size is a combination of letters and numbers used to define a...
  • Page 325 Compact Spare Tire Example (A) Temporary Use Only compact spare tire or temporary use tire has a tread life of approximately 3,000 miles (5 000 km) and should not be driven at speeds over 65 mph (105 km/h). The compact spare tire is for emergency use when a regular road tire has lost air and gone flat.
  • Page 326: Tire Terminology And Definitions

    5-40 Service and Appearance Care Tire Size The following illustration shows an example of a typical passenger vehicle tire size. (A) Passenger (P-Metric) Tire The United States version of a metric tire sizing system. The letter P as the first character in the tire size means a passenger vehicle tire engineered to standards set by the U.S.
  • Page 327 Bead The tire bead contains steel wires wrapped by steel cords that hold the tire onto the rim. Bias Ply Tire A pneumatic tire in which the plies are laid at alternate angles less than 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread.
  • Page 328 5-42 Service and Appearance Care Maximum Loaded Vehicle Weight The sum of curb weight, accessory weight, vehicle capacity weight, and production options weight. Normal Occupant Weight number of occupants a vehicle is designed to seat multiplied by 150 lbs (68 kg). See Loading the Vehicle on page 4-16.
  • Page 329: Inflation - Tire Pressure

    Vehicle Capacity Weight number of designated seating positions multiplied by 150 lbs (68 kg) plus the rated cargo load. See Loading the Vehicle on page 4-16. Vehicle Maximum Load on the Tire Load on an individual tire due to curb weight, accessory weight, occupant weight, and cargo weight.
  • Page 330: Tire Pressure Monitor System

    5-44 Service and Appearance Care When to Check Check your tires once a month or more. Do not forget to check the compact spare tire, if the vehicle has one. It should be at 60 psi (420 kPa). For additional information regarding the compact spare tire, see Compact Spare Tire on page 5-79.
  • Page 331 As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure.
  • Page 332: Tire Pressure Monitor Operation

    5-46 Service and Appearance Care Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Industry and Science Canada The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) operates on a radio frequency and complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1.
  • Page 333 When a low tire pressure condition is detected, the TPMS illuminates the low tire pressure warning light located on the instrument panel cluster. At the same time a message to check the pressure in a specific tire appears on the Driver Information Center (DIC) display.
  • Page 334 5-48 Service and Appearance Care TPMS Malfunction Light and Message The TPMS will not function properly if one or more of the TPMS sensors are missing or inoperable. When the system detects a malfunction, the low tire warning light flashes for about one minute and then stays on for the remainder of the ignition cycle.
  • Page 335 The TPMS sensors can also be matched to each tire/wheel position by increasing or decreasing the tire’s air pressure. If increasing the tire’s air pressure, do not exceed the maximum inflation pressure indicated on the tire’s sidewall. To decrease air-pressure out of a tire you can use the pointed end of the valve cap, a pencil-style air pressure gage, or a key.
  • Page 336: Tire Inspection And Rotation

    5-50 Service and Appearance Care Tire Inspection and Rotation We recommend that you regularly inspect the vehicle’s tires, including the spare tire, if the vehicle has one, for signs of wear or damage. See When It Is Time for New Tires on page 5-51 for more information.
  • Page 337: When It Is Time For New Tires

    CAUTION Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose after time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle.
  • Page 338: Buying New Tires

    5-52 Service and Appearance Care With proper care and maintenance tires typically wear out before they degrade due to age. If you are unsure about the need to replace the tires as they get older, consult the tire manufacturer for more information. Buying New Tires GM has developed and matched specific tires for your vehicle.
  • Page 339: Different Size Tires And Wheels

    CAUTION If you use bias-ply tires on the vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could develop cracks after many miles of driving. A tire and/or wheel could fail suddenly, causing a crash. Use only radial-ply tires with the wheels on the vehicle. If you must replace your vehicle’s tires with those that do not have a TPC Spec number,...
  • Page 340: Uniform Tire Quality Grading

    5-54 Service and Appearance Care Uniform Tire Quality Grading Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and maximum section width. For example: Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A The following information relates to the system developed by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which grades tires by...
  • Page 341: Wheel Alignment And Tire Balance

    Temperature – A, B, C The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and...
  • Page 342: Tire Chains

    5-56 Service and Appearance Care If you need to replace any of your wheels, wheel bolts, wheel nuts, or Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) sensors, replace them only with new GM original equipment parts. This way, you will be sure to have the right wheel, wheel bolts, wheel nuts, and TPMS sensors for your vehicle.
  • Page 343: If A Tire Goes Flat

    CAUTION (Continued) To help avoid damage to the vehicle, drive slowly, readjust or remove the device if it is contacting the vehicle, and do not spin the vehicle’s wheels. If you do find traction devices that will fit, install them on the front tires. If a Tire Goes Flat It is unusual for a tire to blowout while you are driving, especially if...
  • Page 344: Tire Sealant And Compressor Kit

    5-58 Service and Appearance Care Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit CAUTION Idling a vehicle in an enclosed area with poor ventilation is dangerous. Engine exhaust may enter the vehicle. Engine exhaust contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. It can cause unconsciousness and even death.
  • Page 345: Tire Sealant

    This vehicle may have one of the following tire sealant and compressor kits. The kit includes: Service and Appearance Care A. Selector Switch (Sealant/Air or Air Only) B. On/Off Button C. Pressure Gage D. Pressure Deflation Button (If equipped) E. Tire Sealant Canister F.
  • Page 346 5-60 Service and Appearance Care Using the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit to Temporarily Seal and Inflate a Punctured Tire Follow the directions closely for correct sealant usage. When using the tire sealant and compressor kit during cold temperatures, warm the kit in a heated environment for 5 minutes.
  • Page 347 2. Unwrap the sealant/air hose (F) and the power plug (H). 3. Place the kit on the ground. Make sure the tire valve stem is positioned close to the ground so the hose will reach it. 4. Remove the valve stem cap from the flat tire by turning it counterclockwise.
  • Page 348 5-62 Service and Appearance Care Notice: If the recommended pressure cannot be reached after approximately 25 minutes, the vehicle should not be driven farther. The tire is too severely damaged and the tire sealant and compressor kit cannot inflate the tire.
  • Page 349 If the tire pressure has not dropped more than 10 psi (68 kPa) from the recommended inflation pressure, inflate the tire to the recommended inflation pressure. 20. Wipe off any sealant from the wheel, tire, and vehicle. 21. Dispose of the used sealant canister (E) and sealant/air hose (F) assembly at a local dealer/retailer or in...
  • Page 350 5-64 Service and Appearance Care Always do a safety check first. See If a Tire Goes Flat on page 5-57. 1. Remove the tire sealant and compressor kit from its storage location. See Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Storage on page 5-66.
  • Page 351 If you inflate the tire higher than the recommended pressure you can adjust the excess pressure by pressing the pressure deflation button (D), if equipped, until the proper pressure reading is reached. This option is only functional when using the air only hose (G).
  • Page 352: Tire Sealant And Compressor Kit Storage

    5-66 Service and Appearance Care Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Storage The tire sealant and compressor kit is located in the storage compartment on the driver side, at the rear of the vehicle. 1. Press down on the latch tab and pull the cover off to access the storage compartment.
  • Page 353: Removing The Spare Tire And Tools

    When the vehicle has a flat tire (B), use the following example as a guide to assist you in the placement of wheel blocks (A). A. Wheel Block B. Flat Tire The following information explains how to use the jack and change a tire.
  • Page 354 5-68 Service and Appearance Care Removing the Spare Tire The compact spare tire is located under the vehicle, in front of the rear bumper. See Compact Spare Tire on page 5-79 for more information about the compact spare. A. Rear Convenience Center B.
  • Page 355 6. Turn the wrench clockwise to raise the cable back up after removing the spare tire. Do not store a full-size or a flat road tire under the vehicle. See Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools on page 5-76. To continue changing the flat tire, see Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire on...
  • Page 356: Removing The Flat Tire And Installing The Spare Tire

    5-70 Service and Appearance Care Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. Do a safety check before proceeding. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 5-66 for more information. 2. If the vehicle has a wheel cover, loosen the plastic nut caps with the wheel wrench.
  • Page 357 Notice: If a jack is used to raise the vehicle without positioning it correctly, the vehicle could be damaged. When raising the vehicle on a jack, avoid contact with the rear axle control arms. 5. Do not raise the vehicle yet. Put the compact spare tire near you.
  • Page 358 5-72 Service and Appearance Care 9. Remove the plastic spare tire heat shield by pulling the rubber latch. Store the plastic spare tire heat shield. See Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools on page 5-76 for more information. CAUTION Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can...
  • Page 359 13. Lower the vehicle by attaching the lug wrench to the jack and turning the wrench counterclockwise. Lower the jack completely. CAUTION Wheel nuts that are improperly or incorrectly tightened can cause the wheels to become loose or come off. The wheel nuts should be tightened with a torque wrench to the proper torque specification after replacing.
  • Page 360: Secondary Latch System

    5-74 Service and Appearance Care Secondary Latch System This vehicle has an underbody mounted tire hoist assembly that has a secondary latch system. It is designed to stop the compact spare tire from suddenly falling off the vehicle if the cable holding the spare tire is damaged.
  • Page 361 5. Turn the lug wrench clockwise to raise the jack until it lifts the secondary latch spring. 6. Keep raising the jack until the spare tire stops moving upward and is held firmly in place. This lets you know that the secondary latch has released and the spare tire is balancing on the jack.
  • Page 362: Storing A Flat Or Spare Tire And Tools

    5-76 Service and Appearance Care Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools Storing the Spare Tire CAUTION The underbody-mounted spare tire needs to be stored with the valve stem pointing down. If the spare tire is stored with the valve stem pointing upwards, the secondary latch will not work properly and the spare tire could...
  • Page 363 6. Make sure the tire is stored securely. Push, pull (A), and then try to turn (B) the tire. If the tire moves, use the lug wrench to tighten the cable. Service and Appearance Care Storing the Flat Tire 1. Remove the cable package from the jack storage area.
  • Page 364 5-78 Service and Appearance Care 8. Make sure the metal tube is centered at the striker. Push the tube toward the front of the vehicle. 9. Close the liftgate and make sure it is latched properly. Storing the Tools A. Tool Bag B.
  • Page 365: Compact Spare Tire

    Compact Spare Tire CAUTION Driving with more than one compact spare tire at a time could result in loss of braking and handling. This could lead to a crash and you or others could be injured. Use only one compact spare tire at a time.
  • Page 366: Appearance Care Interior Cleaning

    5-80 Service and Appearance Care Appearance Care Interior Cleaning The vehicle’s interior will continue to look its best if it is cleaned often. Although not always visible, dust and dirt can accumulate on the upholstery. Dirt can damage carpet, fabric, leather, and plastic surfaces. Regular vacuuming is recommended to remove particles from the upholstery.
  • Page 367: Fabric/Carpet

    • Laundry detergents or dishwashing soaps with degreasers can leave residue that streaks and attracts dirt. For liquid cleaners, about 20 drops per gallon (3.78 L) of water is a good guide. Use only mild, neutral-pH soaps. • Too much cleaner that saturates the upholstery.
  • Page 368: Leather

    5-82 Service and Appearance Care Leather A soft cloth dampened with water can be used to remove dust. If a more thorough cleaning is necessary, a soft cloth dampened with a mild soap solution can be used. Allow the leather to dry naturally.
  • Page 369: Weatherstrips

    Weatherstrips Silicone grease on weatherstrips will make them last longer, seal better, and not stick or squeak. Apply silicone grease with a clean cloth. During very cold, damp weather frequent application may be required. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-12. Washing Your Vehicle The best way to preserve the vehicle’s finish is to keep it clean by...
  • Page 370: Finish Care

    5-84 Service and Appearance Care Finish Care Occasional waxing or mild polishing of the vehicle by hand may be necessary to remove residue from the paint finish. Approved cleaning products can be obtained from your dealer/retailer. If the vehicle has a basecoat/ clearcoat paint finish, the clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored basecoat.
  • Page 371: Aluminum Or Chrome-Plated Wheels And Trim

    Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels and Trim The vehicle may have either aluminum or chrome-plated wheels. Keep the wheels clean using a soft clean cloth with mild soap and water. Rinse with clean water. After rinsing thoroughly, dry with a soft clean towel.
  • Page 372: Sheet Metal Damage

    5-86 Service and Appearance Care Sheet Metal Damage If the vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies anti-corrosion material to parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection. Original manufacturer replacement parts will provide the corrosion protection while maintaining the vehicle warranty.
  • Page 373: Vehicle Identification Vehicle Identification Number (Vin)

    Vehicle Identification Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) This is the legal identifier for the vehicle. It appears on a plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver side. It can be seen through the windshield from outside the vehicle.
  • Page 374: Add-On Electrical Equipment

    5-88 Service and Appearance Care Add-On Electrical Equipment Notice: Do not add anything electrical to the vehicle unless you check with your dealer/retailer first. Some electrical equipment can damage the vehicle and the damage would not be covered by the vehicle’s warranty. Some add-on electrical equipment can keep other components from working as they should.
  • Page 375 INFOTMNT Infotainment Back-up Lamp/Stoplamp LT/TRN/SIG Body Control Module Canister Vent Courtesy Door Locks MODE Daytime Running PWR/MIR Lamps GMC HID Only/ Rear Fog REAR WPR Rear Wiper Lamps-China Only RT/TRN/SIG Passenger Side Display Front Windshield SPARE Washer SPARE Heated/Cooling STR/WHL/ Seats...
  • Page 376: Underhood Fuse Block

    5-90 Service and Appearance Care Relay Side Relays Usage LT/PWR/ Driver Side Power SEAT Seat Relay RT/PWR/ Passenger Side SEAT Power Seat Relay Relays Usage PWR/ Power Windows WNDW Relay PWR/ Power Steering COLUMN Column Relay L/GATE Liftgate Relay Power Lock Relay Rear Window REAR/WSW Washer Relay...
  • Page 377 Fuses Usage Air Conditioning CLUTCH Clutch Antilock Braking ABS MTR System (ABS) Motor Adaptive Forward Lighting System Service and Appearance Care Fuses Usage AIRBAG Airbag System Auxiliary Power POWER AUX VAC Auxiliary Vacuum PUMP Pump 5-91 Fuses Usage All-Wheel-Drive System BATT 1 Battery 1 BATT 2...
  • Page 378 5-92 Service and Appearance Care Fuses Usage Heated Outside HTD MIR Rearview Mirror Heating, Ventilation HVAC and Air Conditioning BLWR Blower LT HI Left High-Beam BEAM Headlamp LT LO Left Low-Beam BEAM Headlamp LT PRK Left Parking Lamp Trailer Left LT TRLR Stoplamp and Turn STOP/TRN...
  • Page 379 Relays Usage FAN 3 Cooling Fan 3 FOG LAMP Fog Lamps High-Beam HI BEAM Headlamps High Intensity HID/LO Discharge (HID) BEAM Low-Beam Headlamps HORN Horn Ignition Main Trailer Left LT TRLR Stoplamp and Turn STOP/TRN Signal Lamp PRK LAMP Park Lamp PWR/TRN Powertrain Service and Appearance Care...
  • Page 380: Capacities And Specifications

    5-94 Service and Appearance Care Capacities and Specifications The following approximate capacities are given in English and metric conversions. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-12 for more information. Application Air Conditioning Refrigerant R134a Cooling System Engine Oil with Filter Fuel Tank Transmission Fluid* Wheel Nut Torque...
  • Page 381: Maintenance Requirements

    Maintenance Schedule Maintenance Schedule Introduction ...6-1 Maintenance Requirements ...6-1 Your Vehicle and the Environment ...6-1 Using the Maintenance Schedule ...6-2 Scheduled Maintenance ...6-3 Additional Required Services ...6-6 Maintenance Footnotes ...6-7 Owner Checks and Services ...6-9 At Each Fuel Fill ...6-9 At Least Once a Month ...6-9 At Least Once a Year ...6-10 Recommended Fluids and...
  • Page 382: Maintenance Schedule Introduction

    Maintenance Schedule To help protect the environment, and to keep the vehicle in good condition, be sure to maintain the vehicle properly. Using the Maintenance Schedule We want to help keep this vehicle in good working condition. But we do not know exactly how you will drive it.
  • Page 383: Scheduled Maintenance

    To purchase service information, see Service Publications Ordering Information on page 7-15. Owner Checks and Services on page 6-9 tells what should be checked, when to check it, and what can easily be done to help keep the vehicle in good condition. The proper replacement parts, fluids, and lubricants to use are listed in Recommended Fluids...
  • Page 384 Maintenance Schedule Maintenance I — Use Maintenance I if the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message displays within 10 months since the vehicle was purchased or Maintenance II was performed. Change engine oil and filter. See Engine Oil on page 5-13. Reset oil life system.
  • Page 385 Inspect brake system. See footnote (a). Check engine coolant and windshield washer fluid levels and add fluid as needed. Perform any needed additional services. See “Additional Required Services” in this section. Inspect suspension and steering components. See footnote (b). Inspect engine cooling system. See footnote (c). Inspect wiper blades.
  • Page 386: Additional Required Services

    Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services The following services should be performed at the first maintenance service (I or II) after the indicated miles (kilometers) shown for each item. Service and Miles (Kilometers) Inspect fuel system for damage or leaks. Inspect exhaust system for loose or damaged components.
  • Page 387: Maintenance Footnotes

    Service and Miles (Kilometers) Engine cooling system service (or every five years, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. See footnote (i). Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. See footnote (k). Maintenance Footnotes (a) Visually inspect brake lines and hoses for proper hook-up, binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc.
  • Page 388 Maintenance Schedule (e) Make sure the safety belt reminder light and safety belt assemblies are working properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job, have it repaired.
  • Page 389: Owner Checks And Services

    Owner Checks and Services These owner checks and services should be performed at the intervals specified to help ensure vehicle safety, dependability, and emission control performance. Your dealer/ retailer can assist with these checks and services. Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once.
  • Page 390: At Least Once A Year

    6-10 Maintenance Schedule At Least Once a Year Starter Switch Check CAUTION When you are doing this inspection, the vehicle could move suddenly. If the vehicle moves, you or others could be injured. 1. Before starting this check, be sure there is enough room around the vehicle.
  • Page 391 Parking Brake and Automatic Transmission P (Park) Mechanism Check CAUTION When you are doing this check, the vehicle could begin to move. You or others could be injured and property could be damaged. Make sure there is room in front of the vehicle in case it begins to roll.
  • Page 392: Recommended Fluids And Lubricants

    6-12 Maintenance Schedule Recommended Fluids and Lubricants Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer/retailer. Usage Engine Oil Engine Coolant Hydraulic Brake System Windshield Washer Power Steering System Automatic Transmission Fluid/Lubricant Engine oil which meets GM Standard GM6094M and displays the American Petroleum Institute Certified for Gasoline Engines starburst symbol.
  • Page 393 Usage Key Lock Cylinders Carrier Assembly — Differential (Rear Drive Module) and Transfer Case (Power Transfer Unit) Hood Latch Assembly, Secondary Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor, and Release Pawl Hood and Door Hinges and Rear Folding Seat Weatherstrip Conditioning Fluid/Lubricant Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, in Canada 10953474).
  • Page 394: Maintenance Replacement Parts

    6-14 Maintenance Schedule Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer/retailer. Part Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Engine Oil Filter Spark Plugs Wiper Blades Driver – 24.6 in (62.5 cm) Passenger – 20.8 in (53.0 cm) Rear –...
  • Page 395: Engine Drive Belt Routing

    Maintenance Schedule 6-15 Engine Drive Belt Routing 3.6L V6 Engine...
  • Page 396: Maintenance Record

    6-16 Maintenance Schedule Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the type of services performed in the boxes provided. See Maintenance Requirements on page 6-1. Any additional information from Owner Checks and Services on page 6-9 can be added on the following record pages. You should retain all maintenance receipts.
  • Page 397 Maintenance Schedule 6-17 Maintenance Record (cont’d) Odometer Maintenance I or Date Serviced By Services Performed Reading Maintenance II...
  • Page 398 6-18 Maintenance Schedule Maintenance Record (cont’d) Odometer Maintenance I or Date Serviced By Services Performed Reading Maintenance II...
  • Page 399: Customer Assistance Information

    Customer Assistance and Information Customer Satisfaction Procedure Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to GMC. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation of the vehicle will be resolved by the dealer’s sales or service departments.
  • Page 400: Customer Assistance And Information

    STEP TWO: If after contacting a member of dealership management, it appears your concern cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, in the U.S., call the GMC Consumer Relations Manager at 1-800-GMC-8782 (1-800-462-8782, Customer Assistance prompt). In Canada, call General Motors of...
  • Page 401: Online Owner Center

    — all in one convenient place. • Digital owner manual, warranty information, and more • Online service and maintenance records • Find GMC dealers for service nationwide • Exclusive privileges and offers • Recall notices for your specific vehicle ® •...
  • Page 402: Customer Assistance For Text Telephone (Tty) Users

    Users To assist customers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired and who use the Text Telephones (TTYs), GMC has TTY equipment available at its Customer Assistance Center. Any TTY user can communicate with GMC by dialing: 1-800-GMC-8583 (462-8583).
  • Page 403: Customer Assistance Offices

    Customer Assistance Offices GMC encourages customers to call the toll-free number for assistance. However, if a customer wishes to write or e-mail GMC, the letter should be addressed to: United States GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit, MI 48232-5172 www.GMC.com...
  • Page 404: Roadside Assistance Program

    Roadside Assistance is not a part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. GMC and General Motors of Canada Limited reserve the right to make any changes or discontinue the Roadside Assistance program at any time without notification.
  • Page 405 • Emergency Tow From a Public Road or Highway: Tow to the nearest GMC dealer for warranty service, or if the vehicle was in a crash and cannot be driven. Assistance is also given when the vehicle is stuck in the sand, mud, or snow.
  • Page 406: Scheduling Service Appointments

    Customer Assistance Information Services Specific to Canadian Purchased Vehicles • Fuel delivery: Reimbursement is approximately $5 Canadian. Diesel fuel delivery may be restricted. Propane and other fuels are not provided through this service. • Lock-Out Service: Vehicle registration is required. •...
  • Page 407: Courtesy Transportation

    Courtesy Transportation To enhance your ownership experience, we and our participating dealers are proud to offer Courtesy Transportation, a customer support program for vehicles with the Bumper to Bumper (Base Warranty Coverage period in Canada) and extended powertrain, and hybrid specific warranty in both the U.S.
  • Page 408: Collision Damage Repair

    7-10 Customer Assistance Information Courtesy Rental Vehicle Your dealer may arrange to provide you with a courtesy rental vehicle or reimburse you for a rental vehicle that you obtain if your vehicle is kept for an overnight warranty repair. Rental reimbursement will be limited and must be supported by original receipts.
  • Page 409 Recycled original equipment parts may also be used for repair. These parts are typically removed from vehicles that were total losses in prior crashes. In most cases, the parts being recycled are from undamaged sections of the vehicle. A recycled original equipment GM part, may be an acceptable choice to maintain your vehicle’s originally designed appearance and safety...
  • Page 410 7-12 Customer Assistance Information If a Crash Occurs Here is what to do if you are involved in a crash. • Check to make sure that you are all right. If you are uninjured, make sure that no one else in your vehicle, or the other vehicle, is injured.
  • Page 411 • Choose a reputable collision repair facility for your vehicle. Whether you select a dealer/ retailer or a private collision repair facility to fix the damage, make sure you are comfortable with them. Remember, you will have to feel comfortable with their work for a long time.
  • Page 412: Reporting Safety Defects

    In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation like this, please notify General Motors. Call 1-800-GMC-8782 (1-800-462-8782), or write: GMC Customer Assistance Center P.O. Box 33172 Detroit, MI 48232-5172 In Canada, call 1-800-263-3777 (English) or 1-800-263-7854 (French), or write:...
  • Page 413: Service Publications Ordering Information

    Service Publications Ordering Information Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on engines, transmission, axle suspension, brakes, electrical, steering, body, etc. Service Bulletins Service Bulletins give additional technical service information needed to knowledgeably service General Motors cars and trucks. Each bulletin contains instructions to assist in the diagnosis and service of your vehicle.
  • Page 414: Vehicle Data Recording And Privacy

    7-16 Customer Assistance Information Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy Your GM vehicle has a number of sophisticated computers that record information about the vehicle’s performance and how it is driven. For example, your vehicle uses computer modules to monitor and control engine and transmission performance, to monitor the conditions for airbag deployment and...
  • Page 415: Onstar

    GM will not access this data or share it with others except: with the consent of the vehicle owner or, if the vehicle is leased, with the consent of the lessee; in response to an official request of police or similar government office;...
  • Page 416 7-18 Customer Assistance Information ✍ NOTES...
  • Page 417 Accessories and Modifications ... 5-3 Accessory Power ... 2-21 Accessory Power Outlets ... 3-20 Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle ... 1-62 Additional Required Services, Scheduled Maintenance ... 6-6 Additives, Fuel ... 5-6 Add-On Electrical Equipment ... 5-88 Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine ... 5-17 Air Conditioning ...
  • Page 418 INDEX Battery ... 5-30 Electric Power Management ... 3-15 Run-Down Protection ... 3-16 Belt Routing, Engine ... 6-15 ® Bluetooth ... 3-105 Brake Emergencies ... 4-5 Brake Fluid ... 5-27 Brakes ... 5-27 Antilock ... 4-4 Parking ... 2-27 System Warning Light ... 3-38 Braking ...
  • Page 419 Cleaning Aluminum or Chrome-Plated Wheels ... 5-85 Exterior Lamps/Lenses ... 5-83 Fabric/Carpet ... 5-81 Finish Care ... 5-84 Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces ... 5-82 Interior ... 5-80 Leather ... 5-82 Tires ... 5-85 Underbody Maintenance ... 5-86 Washing Your Vehicle ...
  • Page 420 INDEX Drive Systems All-Wheel Drive ... 5-35 Driver Seat Height Adjuster ... 1-3 Driver Information Center (DIC) ... 3-47 DIC Operation and Displays ... 3-47, 3-53 DIC Vehicle Customization ... 3-67 DIC Warnings and Messages ... 3-58 Driving At Night ... 4-11 Before a Long Trip ...
  • Page 421 Filter Engine Air Cleaner ... 5-17 Finish Damage ... 5-86 Flashers, Hazard Warning ... 3-5 Flash-to-Pass ... 3-7 Flat Tire ... 5-57 Flat Tire, Changing ... 5-66 Flat Tire, Storing ... 5-76 Floor Mats ... 2-51 Fluid Automatic Transmission ... 5-18 Power Steering ...
  • Page 422 INDEX Hood Checking Things Under ... 5-10 Release ... 5-11 Horn ... 3-5 How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ... 1-19 Ignition Positions ... 2-20 Infants and Young Children, Restraints ... 1-32 Inflation - Tire Pressure ... 5-43 Instrument Panel Brightness ...
  • Page 423 Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children ... 1-38 Luggage Carrier ... 2-51 Lumbar Manual Controls ... 1-4 Power Controls ... 1-5 Maintenance Footnotes ... 6-7 Maintenance Schedule Additional Required Services ... 6-6 At Each Fuel Fill ... 6-9 At Least Once a Month ... 6-9 At Least Once a Year ...
  • Page 424 INDEX Paint, Damage ... 5-86 Parade Dimming ... 3-15 Park Shifting Into ... 2-28 Shifting Out of ... 2-29 Park Aid ... 2-34 Park Tilt Mirrors ... 2-34 Parking Assist ... 2-34 Over Things That Burn ... 2-29 Parking Brake ... 2-27 Passenger Airbag Status Indicator ...
  • Page 425 Rear Seat Armrest ... 2-52 Rear Seat Audio (RSA) System ... 3-125 Rear Seat Entertainment System ... 3-116 Rear Seat Operation ... 1-10 Rear Vision Camera (RVC) ... 2-37 Rear Window Washer/Wiper ... 3-9 Rearview Mirror, Automatic Dimming ... 2-31 Rearview Mirrors ...
  • Page 426 i-10 INDEX Seats Driver Seat Height Adjuster ... 1-3 Head Restraints ... 1-2 Heated and Cooled Seats ... 1-6 Heated Seats ... 1-5 Manual Lumbar ... 1-4 Memory, Mirrors ... 1-6 Power Lumbar ... 1-5 Power Seats ... 1-4 Rear Seat Operation ... 1-10 Reclining Seatbacks ...
  • Page 427 Tachometer ... 3-35 Telescopic Wheel ... 3-6 Text Telephone (TTY) Users ... 7-4 Theft-Deterrent Feature ... 3-127 Theft-Deterrent Systems ... 2-16 Content Theft-Deterrent ... 2-16 ® PASS-Key III+ Electronic Immobilizer ... 2-17 ® PASS-Key III+ Electronic Immobilizer Operation ... 2-18 Third-Row Seats ...
  • Page 428 i-12 INDEX Vehicle Control ... 4-3 Loading ... 4-16 Running While Parked ... 2-30 Symbols ... iii Vehicle Customization, DIC ... 3-67 Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy ... 7-16 Vehicle Data Recording, Radio Frequency (RFID) ... 7-17 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) ... 5-87 Service Parts Identification Label ...
  • Page 429 2009 Acadia, Enclave, Equinox, Lucerne, OUTLOOK, Torrent, Traverse, VUE/VUE Two-Mode Hybrid Navigation Overview ... 1-1 Overview ... 1-2 Features and Controls ... 2-1 Features and Controls ... 2-2 Navigation Audio System ... 3-1 Navigation Audio System ... 3-2 Voice Recognition ... 4-1 Voice Recognition ...
  • Page 430 Part No. 15910137 B Second Printing GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, CHEVROLET, the CHEVROLET Emblem, BUICK, the BUICK Emblem, GMC and the GMC Truck Emblem, PONTIAC, the PONTIAC Emblem, and the names EQUINOX, LUCERNE and TORRENT are registered trademarks; the names ENCLAVE, TRAVERSE, and ACADIA are trademarks of General Motors Corporation.
  • Page 431 For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name General Motors of Canada Limited for Buick Motor Division, Chevrolet Motor Division, GMC, or Pontiac Division whenever it appears in this manual. Keep this manual with the owner manual in the vehicle, so it will be there if it is needed.
  • Page 432 ✍ NOTES...
  • Page 433 Section 1 Overview Overview ...1-2 Getting Started ...1-4 Navigation System Overview ...1-2 Cleaning the Video Screen ...1-12...
  • Page 434: Navigation System Overview

    Overview Navigation System Overview Screen shown with Map Disc Inserted...
  • Page 435 A. Map DVD Slot. See “Installing the Map DVD” under Maps on page 2-4 for more information. B. FULL MAP Touch Screen Button. See “NAV” under “Hard Keys” under Using the Navigation System on page 2-2 for more information. C. No GPS Symbol. See Symbols on page 2-7 for more information.
  • Page 436: Getting Started

    ¨ SEEK Key (Next). See Navigation Audio System on page 3-2 for more information. © SEEK Key (Previous). See Navigation Audio System on page 3-2 for more information. (Zoom Out) Touch Screen Button. See “Map Scales” under Maps on page 2-4 for more information.
  • Page 437 CAUTION: Avoid looking too long or too often at the moving map on the navigation screen. This could cause a crash and you or others can be injured or killed. Use the turn-by-turn voice guidance directions whenever possible. Use the navigation system to: •...
  • Page 438: English/Metric Units

    After you acknowledge the start up information you will be able to access the NAV (navigation) and DEST (destination) functions. Once accessed, you can enter or delete information in the navigation system or access other functions. See instructions later in this section. Every fifty times the vehicle is started and the navigation system is turned on, the Caution screen appears.
  • Page 439: Storing Radio Station Presets

    Limit Features While Driving The navigation system may have this feature. Touch the Limit Features While Driving screen button to turn on and off the ability to limit functions while driving. When this screen button is highlighted, the following functions are limited while driving: •...
  • Page 440 Entering a Destination by Using Address, Point of Interest, Previous Destination, or the Map Method and Storing Preset Destinations Entering an Address To enter a destination by entering the city name first: 1. If the radio is on with a map disc inserted, skip to Step 5.
  • Page 441 10. Once a street has been selected, select the House # screen button to enter the house number. The system displays the house number range that is available for the street. 11. Select the Go screen button. A map screen, with the destination marked appears.
  • Page 442: Storing Preset Destinations

    10. Select the route preference (Fastest, Shortest, or Other). The system calculates and highlights the route. 11. Select the Start Guidance screen button. The fastest route will automatically begin if the car starts moving forward. See “Point of Interest (POI)” under Destination on page 2-13 for more information.
  • Page 443: Using Your Stored Preset Destinations

    6. Select the Map screen button after entering the destination. 7. Select the Mark screen button from the map. The address book screen appears. Five preset destinations can be stored, but you must set them from the Address Book screen. There are other ways to get to the Address Book as well.
  • Page 444: Guidance Volume

    7. Select the route preference (Fastest, Shortest, or Other). The system calculates and highlights the route. 8. Select the Start Guidance screen button. The fastest route will automatically begin if the car starts moving forward. See “Preset Destination” under Destination on page 2-13 for more information.
  • Page 445 Section 2 Features and Controls ...2-2 Using the Navigation System ...2-2 Maps ...2-4 Symbols ...2-7 Destination ...2-13 Configure Menu ...2-27 Features and Controls Global Positioning System (GPS) ...2-38 Vehicle Positioning ...2-39 Problems with Route Guidance ...2-40 If the System Needs Service ...2-40 Ordering Map DVDs ...2-41 Database Coverage Explanations ...2-41...
  • Page 446: Features And Controls

    Features and Controls Using the Navigation System This section includes basic information to operate the navigation system. Use the hard keys and the touch-sensitive screen buttons on the navigation screen to operate the system. See Navigation System Overview on page 1-2 for more information.
  • Page 447: Alpha-Numeric Keyboard

    FAV (Favorite): Press to access the preset stations. See “Storing Radio Station Presets” under Navigation Audio System on page 3-2 for more information. AUDIO: Press to access the full Audio screen to change AM, FM, XM™ Satellite Radio Service (if equipped), CD, DVD, if equipped, and auxiliary input. See “Audio”...
  • Page 448: Maps

    Maps This section includes basic information about the map database. Map Coverage The maps are stored on a DVD. The United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are contained on one disc. Refer to the “Navigation System Map Disc” manual for a detailed explanation of map coverage and detailed city lists in each region.
  • Page 449: Ejecting The Dvd Map Disc

    Ejecting the DVD Map Disc The navigation portion of the system cannot be used if the DVD map disc is not loaded. 1. Press the MENU key to enter the Menu options, then press the MENU key repeatedly until Nav is selected or touch the Nav screen button.
  • Page 450: Scrolling The Map

    Map Adjustments The scale of view on the map can be adjusted. While driving, the map scrolls automatically based on the direction of travel. Map Scales (Zoom In/Zoom Out): Touch the zoom in or out screen buttons or the scale on the bar to change the level of map detail.
  • Page 451: Symbols

    Symbols The following symbols are the most common symbols that appear on a map screen. The vehicle is shown as this symbol. It indicates the current position and the direction the vehicle is traveling on the map. The distance to destination symbol indicates the distance to the final destination.
  • Page 452 The distance and time to destination symbol indicates the distance and the estimated time remaining to the final destination, depending on the option selected. The straight line to distance symbol indicates the straight-line distance to the destination. This symbol appears before driving begins on the route or if on a road where navigation guidance cannot be given.
  • Page 453: Map Screen

    The No GPS symbol appears when the vehicle is acquiring or not receiving a Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite signal. See Global Positioning System (GPS) on page 2-38 for more information. Select the Mark screen button to store the location on the screen in your address book.
  • Page 454 1. Select one of the POI categories to display or to delete POI icons from the map screen. Once a category has been selected the POI icon displays at the top of the screen. 2. Select up to five categories to display on the map screen.
  • Page 455: Driving On A Route

    4. Select a POI name to receive information about the POI. From this screen select: Address Book, Go, ® Map, or Call (if the OnStar account is active and if there are Hands-Free Calling minutes available). Address Book: Press to add this POI to the address book.
  • Page 456 When you are approximately 1/4 mi (400 m) from the next maneuver in city driving, the screen displays the name and a detailed view of the next maneuver. On the freeway, these details appear at 1 mi (1200 m) from the maneuver. 2-12 3–D Lane Guidance Some major metropolitan areas may include a 3–D lane...
  • Page 457: Destination

    Dual Mode This dual screen symbol displays when the screen is in dual mode. Dual mode displays the route (map) on half of the screen and a maneuver or turn list on the other half. Press this button to switch between dual screen and full screen which displays the entire route.
  • Page 458 Address Entry Address Entry: Enter an address by providing the system with a city name or a street name. Enter the city name first: 1. Press the DEST hard key. 2. Select the Address Entry screen button. 3. Select the state/province screen button, if the current state or province needs to change.
  • Page 459 8. Once a street has been selected, select the House # screen button to enter the house number. The system displays the house number range that is available for the street. Select a house number. There is also a Cross Street screen option at this point.
  • Page 460 11. Select the Start Guidance screen button. The route can now be started. See “Getting Started on Your Route” later in this section for more information. To enter a destination by entering a cross street: 1. Press the DEST hard key. 2.
  • Page 461 Point of Interest (POI) The Point of Interest (POI) destination entry method lets you select a destination from the POI list. Point of Interest: Select this screen button to access the POI (Point of Interest) screen. From this screen you have two options to select/enter a destination: •...
  • Page 462: Address Book

    To use the point of interest destination entry method by selecting a category: 1. Press the DEST hard key. 2. Select the Point of Interest screen button. 3. Select the Browse POI Categories screen button to view the list of POI categories. 4.
  • Page 463 To use the address book entry method: 1. Press the DEST hard key. 2. Select the Address Book screen button. A list of your address book addresses display. Use the arrows on the left side of the screen to scroll through the list.
  • Page 464: Using Destination Download

    Using Destination Download If the map disc is not installed and the radio receives a destination download, a message displays showing that the map disc is required or it accepts the download so that it can be added to the address book. If the navigation radio screen is turned off before a download, the system automatically turns the screen on and displays a download confirmation message.
  • Page 465: Previous Destinations

    Route Guidance Not Active If an OnStar destination is downloaded while route guidance is not active, the navigation system displays a pop-up screen and does the following screen functions: • Select Go, the navigation system starts route calculation to the destination(s) received. •...
  • Page 466: Getting Started On Your Route

    Map Destination Screen Functions If the map screen is used to show destination, it has map screen capabilities such as Go, Mark, Zoom, Scroll, etc. The address is shown at the top of the screen. Destination Map Screen 2-22 Getting Started on Your Route Once a destination has been entered, there are several functions that can be performed.
  • Page 467 Turn List Turn List: Select to view the list of turn maneuvers for the entire route and to avoid turns on the route. (Scroll Arrows): Select the up and down arrow to scroll through the list of maneuvers. Avoid: Select this screen button, next to the adjacent street name, to avoid the maneuver.
  • Page 468: Voice Volume

    (Fast Forward Scroll): Select to scroll to the next stopover or to the final destination. The changes to a fast speed fast forward. (Fast Forward Skip): Select to go to the next stopover or to the final destination. Detour Detour: Select this button from the Route screen, then select to detour 1 mile, 3 miles, or 5 miles (1 km, 3 km, 5 km) around the current route.
  • Page 469: Cancel Guidance

    To add a stopover: 1. Press the DEST hard key. 2. Select the Add or Add Stopover screen button. This button only appears if a route has been calculated. 3. Using the desired method of entering a destination, enter the stopover. See “Destination” previously for more information.
  • Page 470: Adding Destinations To The Address Book

    Adding Destinations to the Address Book There are two ways to add a destination to the address book: • To add the current final destination to the address book, select the Mark screen button from the map screen. The system automatically saves the final destination information in the address book.
  • Page 471: Configure Menu

    Configure Menu Base shown; Uplevel similar Press the MENU hard key to adjust several of the system’s features and preferences. The last selected menu screen is the screen that displays; Sound, Radio, Nav (navigation), Display, or Time. Sound Press the MENU key to enter the menu options, then press the MENU key repeatedly until Sound is selected or select the Sound screen button.
  • Page 472: Xm Navtraffic™ (Usa And Canada)

    XM NavTraffic™ (USA and Canada) Your vehicle’s navigation system may have an XM NavTraffic receiver. XM NavTraffic is a subscription service provided via XM™ Satellite Radio. XM NavTraffic provides real-time traffic information fully integrated to the navigation system to display current traffic conditions for a driver’s chosen route.
  • Page 473 XM NavTraffic currently broadcasts the traffic information for many markets nationally, and the service may be available in more cities in the future. Visit xmnavtraffic.com for more details on local coverage. A service fee is required in order to receive the XM NavTraffic service.
  • Page 474 Condition Traffic events are in the area, but none are on route. Traffic events are on route. Locations and Information of Traffic Conditions The system may take some time to sort the information. The list of traffic conditions display in the order of distance from the vehicle, for up to approximately 150 mi (240 km).
  • Page 475 2. Select a traffic condition to get more detailed information of the event. Options Select the Options screen button. A Traffic Options menu displays. Select the desired traffic related option. Traffic: Select to enable or disable the traffic function. Show Traffic ICONS: Select to display traffic icons on the map screen.
  • Page 476 • Yellow indicates slightly impaired traffic flow with average speed between 25 and 45 mph. • Green indicates normal traffic flow with average speed above 45 mph. • Orange indicates construction. Traffic flow data arrows display on the map when scaled up to eight miles.
  • Page 477 Name Select the Name touch screen button to display traffic events in the order of distance. The closest event is shown first. Avoid When a route is active, the Avoid button is used to route around the listed traffic event. After calculating a new route, the navigation system shows a new route on the full map screen.
  • Page 478 Traffic Event Display Categories The following are traffic condition categories and symbols that can appear on the display: Category 1, Road Closure: (Road Closed): Road and/or ramps closed. Category 2, Traffic Delayed: (Stopped Traffic): Traffic stopped, stop and go traffic, delayed and congested traffic. Category 3, Incidents: (Alert): Object in the roadway, disabled vehicle, or dangerous road conditions.
  • Page 479 Back, Map, More, and Avoid These buttons have common functions across all three Detailed Traffic Event screens. Back: Press to return to the screen used to display the selected detailed traffic event. Map: Press to show the related traffic event on the map. If selected, the Map Traffic Event Icon screen displays.
  • Page 480 Display VUE shown Press the MENU key to enter the menu options, then press the MENU key repeatedly until Display is selected, or select the Display screen button. Display Off Select this button to turn the display off. Press the Nav, Dest, Fav, or Menu hard key or the to view the display.
  • Page 481 Auto (Automatic): Select this screen button so the system can automatically adjust the screen background depending on exterior lighting conditions. Night: Select to make the map background darker. Day: Select to make the map background brighter. Rear Vision Camera Options (Acadia, Enclave, OUTLOOK, and Traverse Only) The vehicle may be equipped with a Rear Vision Camera system and/or a Rear Park Assist to enhance...
  • Page 482: Global Positioning System (Gps)

    Global Positioning System (GPS) The navigation system determines the position of the vehicle by using satellite signals, various vehicle signals, and map data. At times, other interferences such as the satellite condition, road configuration, the condition of the vehicle and/or other circumstances can interfere with the navigation system’s ability to determine the accurate position of the vehicle.
  • Page 483: Vehicle Positioning

    Vehicle Positioning At times, the position of the vehicle on the map may be inaccurate due to one or more of the following reasons: • The road system has changed. • The vehicle is driving on slippery road surfaces such as in sand, gravel, and/or snow.
  • Page 484: Problems With Route Guidance

    Problems with Route Guidance Inappropriate route guidance could occur under one or more of the following conditions: • You have not turned onto the road indicated. • Route guidance may not be available when using automatic rerouting for the next right or left turn. •...
  • Page 485: Ordering Map Dvds

    Ordering Map DVDs The map DVD in the vehicle is the most up-to-date information available when the vehicle was produced. The map DVD is updated periodically, provided that the map information has changed. For any questions about the operation of the navigation system or the update process, contact the GM Nav Disc Center toll-free phone number, 1-877-NAV-DISC (1-877-628-3472) or go to the center’s website,...
  • Page 486 ✍ NOTES 2-42...
  • Page 487 Section 3 Navigation Audio System ...3-2 CD Player ...3-10 DVD Player ...3-16 Navigation Audio System Care of Your CDs and DVDs ...3-21 Auxiliary Devices ...3-22...
  • Page 488: Navigation Audio System

    Navigation Audio System Notice: Before adding any sound equipment to the vehicle, such as an audio system, CD player, CB radio, mobile telephone, or two-way radio, make sure that it can be added by checking with your dealer/ retailer. Also, check federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units.
  • Page 489: Finding A Station

    Finding a Station There are three ways to find/change stations: • If viewing a full map screen, use the keys and knob. Preset stations cannot be changed from the full map screen. AM source shown, other sources similar • If viewing a full map screen, select the source screen (AM, FM, XM, CD, etc.) button.
  • Page 490 FM source shown, other sources similar Category: 1. Select the screen button, located in the middle of the screen, to receive a list of all of the selected band stations in the area. 2. Use the up and down arrow screen buttons to scroll the frequencies.
  • Page 491: Sound Menu

    Storing Radio Station Presets This feature allows up to 30 preset stations to be stored. You can mix AM, FM, and XM (if equipped). To store presets: 1. Press to turn the system on. 2. If viewing a map screen, select the source screen button, press the AUDIO key, or press the FAV (favorite) key.
  • Page 492 Setting the Tone TREBLE: Select and hold the plus (+) or minus (−) sign to increase or decrease the treble. If a station is weak or noisy, decrease the treble. MID (Midrange): Select and hold the plus (+) or minus (−) sign to increase or decrease the midrange. BASS: Select and hold the plus (+) or minus (−) sign to increase or decrease the bass.
  • Page 493: Radio Menu

    Radio Menu Press the MENU key to enter the configure menu screen, then press it repeatedly until Radio is selected, or select the Radio screen button to make changes for radio information displayed, number of preset pages, XM categories, if equipped, and automatic volume control.
  • Page 494: Automatic Volume Control

    Automatic Volume Control Automatic Volume Control: With automatic volume control, the audio system adjusts automatically to make up for road and wind noise while driving. To use Automatic Volume Control: 1. Set the volume at the desired level. 2. Press the MENU key to enter the menu screen, then press it repeatedly until Radio is selected, or touch the Radio screen button.
  • Page 495 Radio Data System (RDS) The audio system has a Radio Data System (RDS). RDS features are available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information. With RDS, the radio can: • Receive announcements concerning local and national emergencies •...
  • Page 496: Cd Player

    CD Player The player can be used for CDs with conventional CD audio, MP3, or WMA compressed files and may have the capability to play DVD audio and DVD video. See DVD Player on page 3-16 for more information about DVD audio and video. With the ignition on, insert a CD partway into the slot, label side up.
  • Page 497: Using A Compressed Audio Cd/Dvd

    (Rewind): 1. Select and hold to rewind quickly through a track selection. Sound is heard at a muted or a reduced volume. 2. Release this button to stop rewinding. The display shows the elapsed time of the track. (Forward): 1. Select and hold to fast forward quickly through a track selection.
  • Page 498 • Create a folder structure that makes it easy to find songs while driving. Organize songs by albums using one folder for each album. • All playlist files (.m3u or .pls) must be removed from disc contents. Playlists are not supported. •...
  • Page 499 Order of Play Tracks are played in the following order: • The radio does not support playlist files. • Order of play differs depending if the compressed audio disc is fully scanned or unscanned. See “Scanning Compressed Audio Disc” previously in this section.
  • Page 500 (Pause/Play): 1. Select to pause the CD. This button then changes to the play button. 2. Select the play button to play the CD. Random: 1. Select to hear the tracks in random, rather than sequential, order. 2. Select Random again to turn off random play. 3-14 (Rewind): 1.
  • Page 501 ¨ © SEEK / SEEK: 1. Press the up arrow to go to the next track. 2. Press the down arrow to go to the start of the current track, if more than eight seconds have played. 3. If either arrow is pressed more than once, the player continues moving backward or forward through the CD.
  • Page 502: Dvd Player

    DVD Player The player can be used for DVD audio and DVD video. With this feature, movies/pictures do not appear on the navigation screen, unless the vehicle is in P (Park). It operates on the Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) screen while the vehicle is moving.
  • Page 503: Playing A Dvd

    Playing a DVD There are three ways to play a DVD: • Once a DVD is inserted, the system automatically starts play of the DVD up to the DVD top menu. (play) button must be pressed to start the movie from the DVD’s menu screen. •...
  • Page 504 (Pause/Play): 1. Select to pause the DVD. This button then changes to the play button. 2. Select the play button to play the DVD. 3. Select this button in a DVD disc main menu to start the DVD. (Stop): 1. Select to stop play of the DVD. 2.
  • Page 505 Audio: 1. Select to display the audio options. 2. Select the audio options that best improve sound quality. This is not available on all DVDs or when the DVD is stopped. This button may not be available for some DVD audio discs. Acadia only, ®...
  • Page 506 Select to fill the screen on the left and right sides. Select to fill the screen on the top and bottom. ¨ SEEK (Next Track/Chapter): Press this hard key to go to the next track or chapter if the time elapsed is greater than 10 seconds.
  • Page 507: Care Of Your Cds And Dvds

    DVD Messages If Disc Read Error appears on the display and/or the DVD comes out, it could be for one of the following reasons: • A disc was inserted with an invalid or unknown format. • The disc is not from a correct region. •...
  • Page 508: Auxiliary Devices

    Auxiliary Devices The vehicle may have a Rear Entertainment System (RSE). The RSE has audio adapters that lets you connect auxiliary devices. The audio can be heard through the speakers or through the wireless or wired headphones. See “Audio/Video Jacks” under “Rear Seat Entertainment System”...
  • Page 509 Section 4 Voice Recognition Voice Recognition ...4-2...
  • Page 510: Voice Recognition

    Voice Recognition The navigation system’s voice recognition allows for hands-free operation of navigation and audio system features. Voice recognition can be used when the ignition is on or in ACC/ACCESSORY or when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active. The radio commands feature only works if the map DVD ®...
  • Page 511: Radio Commands

    Voice Tag Commands The following are voice tag commands that can be accessed by clearly stating the commands exactly as they are written. There can be up to 40 voice tag entries for destinations. Navigation go to [destination], navigation select: These commands instruct the system to select a destination saved under the stored voice tag.
  • Page 512: Voice Help

    Radio [select] (channel) XM, radio [select] (channel) satellite: Instructs the system to go to a specific channel on the XM™ band (if equipped). Radio help: This command instructs the system to assist with radio commands. CD Commands The following are CD, MP3, and DVD commands that can be accessed by clearly stating the commands exactly as written.
  • Page 513 Adding Destinations to the Address Book ... 2-26 Adding or Changing Preset Destinations ... 2-26 Alpha-Numeric Keyboard ... 2-3 Audio System Radio ... 3-2 Auto Reroute ... 2-13 Auxiliary Devices ... 3-22 Canadian Owners ... iii Canceling Guidance ... 1-12 Care CDs and DVDs ...
  • Page 514 ® Fading With a Bose Surround Sound System (Acadia and Enclave Only) ... 3-20 Finding a Station ... 3-3 Getting Started, Navigation ... 1-4 Getting Started on Your Route ... 2-22 Global Positioning System (GPS) ... 2-38 Guidance Volume ...