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2010 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Manual
In Brief ........................................................... 1-1
........................................ 1-2
...................................... 1-16
Seats and Restraint System ............................. 2-1
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............................................... 2-4
.............................................. 2-10
............................................. 2-12
....................................... 2-32
......................................... 2-58
Features and Controls ..................................... 3-1
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.................................................. 3-47
Instrument Panel ............................................. 4-1
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....................................... 4-52
Driving Your Vehicle ....................................... 5-1
................................................... 5-26
Service and Appearance Care .......................... 6-1
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Checking Things Under
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  • Page 1

    2010 Chevrolet Malibu Owner Manual In Brief ............1-1 Universal Home Remote System ....3-38 Instrument Panel ........1-2 Storage Areas ......... 3-45 Initial Drive Information ....... 1-4 Sunroof ..........3-47 Vehicle Features ........1-16 Instrument Panel ..........4-1 Performance and Maintenance ....

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Customer Assistance Information ....8-1 Tires ............6-48 Customer Assistance and Information ... 8-2 Appearance Care ........6-94 Reporting Safety Defects ......8-16 Vehicle Identification ....... 6-102 Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy ... 8-18 Electrical System ........6-103 Capacities and Specifications ....

  • Page 3: Canadian Owners

    For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name index in the back of the manual. It is an alphabetical “General Motors of Canada Limited” for Chevrolet Motor list of what is in the manual and the page number where Division wherever it appears in this manual.

  • Page 4: Vehicle Symbols

    Safety Warnings and Symbols A circle with a slash through it is a safety symbol which means Warning Messages found on vehicle labels and in this “Do Not,” “Do not do this,” manual describe hazards and what to do to avoid or or “Do not let this happen.”...

  • Page 5

    Vehicle Symbol Chart : Fuel Gage Here are some additional symbols that may be found on : Fuses the vehicle and what they mean. For more information on the symbol, refer to the index. : Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer : Airbag Readiness Light : LATCH System Child Restraints : Air Conditioning : Malfunction Indicator Lamp...

  • Page 6

    ✍ NOTES...

  • Page 7: In Brief

    Section 1 In Brief Vehicle Features ..........1-16 Instrument Panel ..........1-2 Radio(s) ............1-16 Initial Drive Information ........1-4 Satellite Radio ..........1-17 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System ....1-4 Portable Audio Devices Remote Vehicle Start ........1-4 (Auxiliary Input or USB Port) .......1-18 Door Locks ............1-5 Steering Wheel Controls ........1-18 Trunk Release ..........1-5 ®...

  • Page 8: Instrument Panel

    Instrument Panel...

  • Page 9

    A. Outlet Adjustment on page 4-24. L. Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel on page 4-3. B. Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever on page 4-4. M. Horn on page 4-3. C. Driver Shift Control (If Equipped). Automatic N. Audio Steering Wheel Controls on page 4-84 Transmission Operation (Six Speed Transmission) (If Equipped).

  • Page 10: Initial Drive Information

    Initial Drive Information Press to lock all doors. Lock and unlock feedback can be personalized. This section provides a brief overview about some of the important features that may or may not be on your Press and hold for approximately one second to specific vehicle.

  • Page 11: Power Door Locks, Trunk Release, Door Locks, Manual Locks, Canceling A Remote Start

    The engine will continue to run for 10 minutes. Repeat Power Door Locks the steps for a 10-minute time extension. Remote On vehicles with power door locks, the switches are on start can be extended only once. the front doors. Canceling a Remote Start "...

  • Page 12: Seat Adjustment, Manual Seat

    Windows Seat Adjustment Manual Seat On vehicles with power windows, the switches are on 1. Lift the bar under the seat to unlock the seat. the driver door armrest. Each passenger door has a 2. Slide the seat to the desired position and release switch that controls only that window.

  • Page 13: Power Reclining Seatbacks

    Power Seats (If Equipped) Power Reclining Seatbacks (If Equipped) Move the seat forward or rearward by moving the control forward or rearward. To raise or recline the seatback, tilt the top of the control forward or rearward. Raise or lower the front or rear of the seat by moving the front or rear of the control up or down.

  • Page 14: Second Row Seats, Power Lumbar Adjustment

    Power Lumbar Adjustment Second Row Seats Either side of the rear seatback can be folded down for more cargo space. Press the front (A) or rear (B) of the control to increase or decrease lumbar support. See Power Lumbar on page 2-5. With the front seatbacks in the fully upright position, lower the rear seatback by pulling up on the seatback strap while folding the seatback down.

  • Page 15: Safety Belt

    Heated Seats Safety Belt On vehicles with heated seats, the control is located on the outboard side of the seat cushion. Refer to the following sections for important information on how to use safety belts properly. On vehicle’s with heated front seats, press the top of •...

  • Page 16: Sensing System For Passenger Airbag, Mirror Adjustment, Exterior Mirrors

    Sensing System for Passenger Mirror Adjustment Airbag Exterior Mirrors The passenger sensing system will turn off the right Controls for the outside front passenger frontal airbag under certain conditions. power mirrors are located The driver airbags are not affected by this. on the driver door.

  • Page 17: Steering Wheel Adjustment, Interior Mirror

    Manually fold the mirrors inward to prevent damage Steering Wheel Adjustment when going through an automatic car wash. To fold, push the mirror toward the vehicle. Push the mirror outward, to return to its original position. Interior Mirror Vehicles with an automatic dimming rearview mirror will automatically reduce the glare from the headlamps of the vehicle behind.

  • Page 18: Interior Lighting, Reading Lamps, Dome Lamps

    Interior Lighting Reading Lamps The front reading lamps are located in the front Dome Lamps overhead console. The rear reading lamps are near the dome lamp overhead near the rear passenger seats. The dome lamps come on when any door is opened. They turn off after all the doors are closed.

  • Page 19: Exterior Lighting

    Exterior Lighting : Manual operation of the parking lamps and taillamps. : Manual operation of the headlamps, parking lamps, and taillamps. For more information, see: • Headlamps on page 4-10. • Delayed Headlamps on page 4-11. • Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) on page 4-11. •...

  • Page 20: Windshield Wiper/washer

    Windshield Wiper/Washer The amount of delay time varies between wiping cycles due to the delay setting selected or the speed of the vehicle. As vehicle speed is increased or decreased, the wiper interval also increases or decreases. : Slow wipes. : Fast wipes.

  • Page 21: Climate Controls, Climate Control System

    Climate Controls Automatic Climate Control System (If Equipped) Climate Control System A. Fan Control E. Rear Window Defogger A. Fan Control E. Air Delivery Mode B. Air Conditioning F. Air Delivery Mode Control B. Air Recirculation Control C. Air Recirculation G.

  • Page 22: Vehicle Features, Storing A Favorite Station

    Vehicle Features : Select radio stations. © ¨ : Seek or scan stations. Radio(s) : For vehicles with XM, MP3, WMA, or RDS features, press to display additional text information related to the current FM-RDS or XM station; or CD, MP3, WMA song. Song title information will be displayed on the top line of the display while the artist information will be displayed on the bottom line, if the information is available during...

  • Page 23: Satellite Radio, Setting The Clock

    For radios without a FAV button, up to 18 stations Satellite Radio (six FM1, six FM2, and six AM), can be programmed on the six numbered buttons. XM is a satellite radio service that is based in the 48 contiguous United States and 10 Canadian See Radio(s) on page 4-55.

  • Page 24: Portable Audio Devices, Steering Wheel Controls, Auxiliary Input Or Usb Port

    Portable Audio Devices Steering Wheel Controls (Auxiliary Input or USB Port) These controls are located on the steering wheel. This vehicle may have an auxilliary input and a USB port, located on the audio faceplate. External devices ® such as iPods , laptop computers, MP3 players, CD changers, USB storage devices, etc.

  • Page 25

    ® Bluetooth Driver Information Center (DIC) For vehicles with an in-vehicle Bluetooth system, it The DIC display is located at the bottom of the allows users with a Bluetooth enabled cell phone to make instrument panel cluster. It shows the status of many and receive hands-free calls using the vehicle’s audio vehicle systems and enables access to the system and controls.

  • Page 26: Vehicle Personalization

    Vehicle Personalization Cruise Control Some vehicle features can be programmed by using the The cruise control buttons DIC buttons on the left side of the steering wheel. are located on the left side These features include: of the steering wheel. •...

  • Page 27: Performance And Maintenance, Power Outlets, Universal Remote System

    Power Outlets Performance and Maintenance Accessory power outlets can be used to connect Traction Control System (TCS) auxiliary electrical equipment, such as a cellular telephone. The traction control system limits wheel spin. The There are two accessory power outlets. One accessory system turns on automatically every time the vehicle is power outlet is located inside the storage bin below the started.

  • Page 28

    Electronic Stability Control (ESC) The warning light will remain on until the tire pressure is corrected. The proper tire pressures for your vehicle are listed on the Tire and Loading Information label located The Electronic Stability Control system assists with on the driver side center pillar (B pillar).

  • Page 29: Engine Oil Life System

    Engine Oil Life System Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol) The engine oil life system calculates engine oil life The 8th digit of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) based on vehicle use and displays a DIC message when shows the code letter or number that identifies the it is necessary to change the engine oil and filter.

  • Page 30: Driving For Better Fuel Economy

    Driving for Better Fuel Economy Roadside Assistance Program Driving habits can affect fuel mileage. Here are some U.S.: 1-800-CHEV-USA (1-800-243-8872) driving tips to get the best fuel economy possible. TTY Users: 1-888-889-2438 • Avoid fast starts and accelerate smoothly. Canada: 1-800-268-6800 •...

  • Page 31: How Onstar Service Works

    OnStar advisor to verify your account information and to maintenance tips, online owner manual, special answer questions. privileges and more. Sign up today at: : Push this red emergency button to get priority help (U.S.) or (Canada). from specially trained OnStar emergency advisors.

  • Page 32: Onstar Steering Wheel Controls, Your Responsibility

    OnStar service cannot work unless the vehicle is in a Some examples are damage to important parts of the place where OnStar has an agreement with a wireless vehicle in a crash, hills, tall buildings, tunnels, weather or service provider for service in that area. OnStar service wireless phone network congestion.

  • Page 33: Seats And Restraint System

    Section 2 Seats and Restraint System Where to Put the Restraint ......2-42 Head Restraints ..........2-2 Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children Front Seats ............2-4 (LATCH) ..........2-44 Manual Seats ..........2-4 Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Power Seats ..........2-5 Position ...........2-51 Power Lumbar ..........2-5 Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front...

  • Page 34: Head Restraints

    Head Restraints The vehicle’s front seats have adjustable head restraints in the outboard seating positions. WARNING: 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 35

    Pull the head restraint up to raise it. To lower the head restraint, press the button, located on the top of the seatback, and push the restraint down. Push down on the head restraint after the button is released to make sure that it is locked in place. The head restraints are not designed to be removed.

  • Page 36: Front Seats, Manual Seats

    Front Seats If the vehicle has a manual seat, it can be moved forward or rearward. 1. Lift the bar to unlock Manual Seats the seat. 2. Slide the seat to the desired position and WARNING: release the bar. You can lose control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver’s seat while the vehicle is moving.

  • Page 37: Power Seats, Power Lumbar

    Power Seats Power Lumbar If the vehicle has power seats, the controls used to Press the front (A) or rear (B) of the control to increase operate them are located on the outboard side of the or decrease lumbar support. seats.

  • Page 38: Reclining Seatbacks, Manual Reclining Seatbacks

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

  • Page 39

    On seats with manual reclining seatbacks, the lever To recline the seatback: used to operate them is located on the outboard side of 1. Lift the recline lever. the seat. 2. Move the seatback to the desired position, then release the lever to lock the seatback in place. 3.

  • Page 40

    Power Reclining Seatbacks WARNING: Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicle is in motion can be dangerous. Even if you buckle up, your safety belts cannot do their job when you are reclined like this. The shoulder belt cannot do its job. In a crash, you could go into it, receiving neck or other injuries.

  • Page 41: Power Lift Seat

    Power Lift Seat On vehicle’s with a power lift seat, press the top or Do not have a seatback reclined if the vehicle is bottom of the switch to raise or lower the seat. moving.

  • Page 42: Rear Seats, Split Folding Rear Seat

    Rear Seats Split Folding Rear Seat With this feature, either side of the seatback can be folded down for more cargo space. Before folding a seatback, make sure the front seat is not reclined. If it is, the rear seatback will not fold down all the way.

  • Page 43

    To raise the rear seatback pull the seatback up and make sure it latches. Push and pull on the seatback to WARNING: be sure it is locked in position. Make sure that the safety belts are properly stowed over the seatback in all three positions.

  • Page 44: Safety Belts, Safety Belts: They Are For Everyone

    Safety Belts WARNING: Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, This section of the manual describes how to use inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people safety belts properly. It also describes some things not riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously to do with safety belts.

  • Page 45: Why Safety Belts Work

    In most states and in all Canadian provinces, the law Why Safety Belts Work requires wearing safety belts. Here is why: When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as You never know if you will be in a crash. If you do have it goes.

  • Page 46

    Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop. 2-14...

  • Page 47

    The person keeps going until stopped by something. or the instrument panel... In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... 2-15...

  • Page 48: Questions And Answers About Safety Belts

    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 much greater if you are belted.

  • Page 49: How To Wear Safety Belts Properly

    How to Wear Safety Belts Properly If I am a good driver, and I never drive far from home, why should I wear safety belts? This section is only for people of adult size. You may be an excellent driver, but if you are in a Be aware that there are special things to know about crash —...

  • Page 50

    In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones and you would be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force on your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries.

  • Page 51

    What is wrong with this? WARNING: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit snugly against your body. The shoulder belt is too loose.

  • Page 52

    What is wrong with this? WARNING: 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 53

    What is wrong with this? WARNING: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not on the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries.

  • Page 54

    What is wrong with this? WARNING: 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. The belt force would then be applied on the abdomen, not on the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or fatal injuries.

  • Page 55

    What is wrong with this? WARNING: 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 56

    What is wrong with this? WARNING: You can be seriously injured by not wearing the lap-shoulder belt properly. In a crash, you would not be restrained by the shoulder belt. Your body could move too far forward increasing the chance of head and neck injury.

  • Page 57

    What is wrong with this? WARNING: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you would not have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer/retailer to fix it.

  • Page 58: Lap-shoulder Belt

    Lap-Shoulder Belt All seating positions in the vehicle have a lap-shoulder belt. The following instructions explain how to wear a lap-shoulder belt properly. 1. Adjust the seat, if the seat is adjustable, so you can sit up straight. To see how, see “Seats” in the Index. 2.

  • Page 59

    4. If equipped with a shoulder belt height adjuster, move it to the height that is right for you. Improper shoulder belt height adjustment could reduce the effectiveness of the safety belt in a crash. See “Shoulder Belt Height Adjustment” later in this section for instruction on use and important safety information.

  • Page 60

    Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster Safety Belt Pretensioners Your vehicle has a shoulder belt height adjuster for the This vehicle has safety belt pretensioners for the driver and right front passenger position. front outboard occupants. Although the safety belt pretensioners cannot be seen, they are part of the safety Adjust the height so that the shoulder portion of the belt belt assembly.

  • Page 61: Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides

    Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides This vehicle may have rear shoulder belt comfort guides. If not, they are available through your dealer/retailer. The guides may provide added safety belt comfort for older children who have outgrown booster seats and for some adults.

  • Page 62

    WARNING: A safety belt that is not properly worn may not provide the protection needed in a crash. The person wearing the belt could be seriously injured. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces.

  • Page 63: Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy

    Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they do not wear safety belts. 4. Buckle, position, and release the safety belt as described previously in this section.

  • Page 64: Child Restraints, Safety Belt Extender, Older Children

    Safety Belt Extender Child Restraints If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you, you Older Children should use it. But if a safety belt is not long enough, your dealer/retailer will order you an extender. When you go in to order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear, so the extender will be long enough for you.

  • Page 65

    The manufacturer’s instructions that come with the What is the proper way to wear safety belts? booster seat state the weight and height limitations for that booster. Use a booster seat with a lap-shoulder belt An older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt and until the child passes the below fit test: get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide.

  • Page 66

    WARNING: Never do this. Never allow two children to wear the same safety belt. The safety belt can not properly spread the impact forces. In a crash, the two children can be crushed together and seriously injured. A safety belt must be used by only one person at a time. 2-34...

  • Page 67

    WARNING: Never do this. Never allow a child to wear the safety belt with the shoulder belt behind their back. A child can be seriously injured by not wearing the lap-shoulder belt properly. In a crash, the child would not be restrained by the shoulder belt.

  • Page 68: Infants And Young Children

    Infants and Young Children Airbags plus lap-shoulder belts offer protection for adults and older children, but not for young children and infants. Neither the vehicle’s safety belt system nor its airbag Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes system is designed for them. Every time infants and infants and all other children.

  • Page 69

    WARNING: (Continued) in a rear seat. It is also better to secure a forward-facing child restraint in a rear seat. If you must secure a forward-facing child restraint in the right front seat, always move the front passenger seat as far back as it will go. WARNING: Never do this.

  • Page 70

    What are the different types of add-on child restraints? WARNING: Add-on child restraints, which are purchased by the vehicle’s owner, are available in four basic types. To reduce the risk of neck and head injury during Selection of a particular restraint should take a crash, infants need complete support.

  • Page 71: Child Restraint Systems

    Child Restraint Systems WARNING: A rear-facing infant seat (A) provides restraint A young child’s hip bones are still so small that with the seating surface the vehicle’s regular safety belt may not remain against the back of low on the hip bones, as it should. Instead, it may the infant.

  • Page 72

    A forward-facing child seat (B) provides restraint for the child’s body with the harness. A booster seat (C-D) is a child restraint designed to improve the fit of the vehicle’s safety belt system. A booster seat can also help a child to see out the window.

  • Page 73: Securing The Child Within The Child Restraint

    Securing an Add-On Child Restraint in When securing an add-on child restraint, refer to the instructions that come with the restraint which may be on the Vehicle the restraint itself or in a booklet, or both, and to this manual. The child restraint instructions are important, so if they are not available, obtain a replacement WARNING: copy from the manufacturer.

  • Page 74: Where To Put The Restraint

    Where to Put the Restraint WARNING: (Continued) Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. Even if the passenger sensing system has turned We recommend that children and child restraints off the right front passenger frontal airbag, no be secured in a rear seat, including: an infant or a child system is fail-safe.

  • Page 75: Configurations For Use Of Child Restraints

    If you secure a child restraint in the left or center rear A. Child restraint using seat using LATCH, review the following illustrations. LATCH Depending on where you place the child restraint, you B. Child restraint or may not be able to access certain safety belt assemblies occupant using or LATCH anchors for additional passengers or child safety belt...

  • Page 76: Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children (latch)

    Lower Anchors and Tethers for Lower Anchors 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 77

    Top Tether Anchor Your child restraint may have a single tether (A) or a dual tether (C). Either will have a single attachment (B) to secure the top tether to the anchor. Some child restraints with top tethers are designed for use with or without the top tether being attached.

  • Page 78

    Lower Anchor and Top Tether Anchor To assist you in locating the lower anchors, each Locations rear anchor position has a label, near the crease (Top Tether Anchor): between the seatback and Seating positions with top the seat cushion. tether anchors. (Lower Anchor): Seating positions with two lower anchors.

  • Page 79

    Do not secure a child restraint in a position without a top tether anchor if a national or local law requires that the top tether be attached, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top tether must be attached.

  • Page 80

    Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System WARNING: Do not attach more than one child restraint to a WARNING: single anchor. Attaching more than one child restraint to a single anchor could cause the anchor If a LATCH-type child restraint is not attached to or attachment to come loose or even break during anchors, the child restraint will not be able to a crash.

  • Page 81

    Notice: Do not let the LATCH attachments rub against the vehicle’s safety belts. This may damage these parts. If necessary, move buckled safety belts to avoid rubbing the LATCH attachments. Do not fold the empty rear seat with a safety belt buckled.

  • Page 82

    This system is designed to make installation of child 2.3. Route, attach, and tighten the top tether according to the child restraint instructions restraints easier. When using lower anchors, do not use the vehicle’s safety belts. Instead use the vehicle’s and the following instructions: anchors and child restraint attachments to secure the If the position you are...

  • Page 83: Securing A Child Restraint In A, Rear Seat Position

    If the position you are Securing a Child Restraint in a using has an adjustable Rear Seat Position headrest or head restraint and you are using a single When securing a child restraint in a rear seating tether, route the tether position, study the instructions that came with the child under the headrest or head restraint to make sure it is compatible with this vehicle.

  • Page 84

    If more than one child restraint needs to be installed in the rear seat, be sure to read Where to Put the Restraint on page 2-42. 1. Put the child restraint on the seat. 2. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or around the restraint.

  • Page 85

    6. If the child restraint has a top tether, follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions regarding the use of the top tether. See Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) on page 2-44 for more information. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure.

  • Page 86: Securing A Child Restraint In The Right Front Seat Position

    Securing a Child Restraint in the WARNING: Right Front Seat Position This vehicle has airbags. A rear seat is a safer place to A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be secure a forward-facing child restraint. See Where to seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger Put the Restraint on page 2-42.

  • Page 87

    In Canada, the law requires that forward-facing child restraints have a top tether, and that the tether be WARNING: (Continued) attached. You will be using the lap-shoulder belt to secure the Secure rear-facing child restraints in a rear child restraint in this position. Follow the instructions that seat, even if the airbag is off.

  • Page 88

    4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. 5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock. Position the release button on the buckle so that the safety belt could be quickly unbuckled if necessary.

  • Page 89

    If the airbags are off, the off indicator in the passenger airbag status indicator will come on and stay on when the vehicle is started. If a child restraint has been installed and the on indicator is lit, see “If the On Indicator is Lit for a Child Restraint ”...

  • Page 90: Airbag System

    Airbag System For frontal airbags, the word AIRBAG will appear on the middle part of the steering wheel for the driver and on the instrument panel for the right front passenger. The vehicle has the following airbags: • With seat-mounted side impact airbags, the word A frontal airbag for the driver.

  • Page 91

    Here are the most important things to know about the airbag system: WARNING: WARNING: 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 You can be severely injured or killed in a crash if injured or killed.

  • Page 92: Where Are The Airbags

    The system checks the airbag electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical WARNING: problem. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 4-28 for more information. Children who are up against, or very close to, any Where Are the Airbags? airbag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed.

  • Page 93

    Driver Side shown, Passenger Side similar The right front passenger’s frontal airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger’s side. The seat-mounted side impact airbags for the driver and right front passenger are in the side of the seatbacks closest to the door.

  • Page 94

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

  • Page 95: When Should An Airbag Inflate

    When Should an Airbag Inflate? Frontal airbags may inflate at different crash speeds. For example: Frontal airbags are designed to inflate in moderate to • If the vehicle hits a stationary object, the airbags severe frontal or near-frontal crashes to help reduce the could inflate at a different crash speed than if the potential for severe injuries mainly to the driver’s or vehicle hits a moving object.

  • Page 96

    In addition, the vehicle has dual-stage frontal airbags. Seat-mounted side impact and roof-rail airbags are not Dual-stage airbags adjust the restraint according to intended to inflate in frontal impacts, near-frontal impacts, crash severity. The vehicle has electronic frontal rollovers, or rear impacts. A seat-mounted side impact sensors, which help the sensing system distinguish airbag is intended to deploy on the side of the vehicle that between a moderate frontal impact and a more severe...

  • Page 97: What Makes An Airbag Inflate, How Does An Airbag Restrain

    What Makes an Airbag Inflate? How Does an Airbag Restrain? In a deployment event, the sensing system sends an In moderate to severe frontal or near frontal collisions, electrical signal triggering a release of gas from the even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or inflator.

  • Page 98: What Will You See After An Airbag, What Will You See After An Airbag Inflates

    What Will You See After an Airbag WARNING: Inflates? After the frontal airbags and seat-mounted side impact When an airbag inflates, there may be dust in the airbags inflate, they quickly deflate, so quickly that air. This dust could cause breathing problems for some people may not even realize an airbag inflated.

  • Page 99

    In many crashes severe enough to inflate the airbag, windshields are broken by vehicle deformation. WARNING: Additional windshield breakage may also occur from the right front passenger airbag. A crash severe enough to inflate the airbags may • Airbags are designed to inflate only once. After an have also damaged important functions in the airbag inflates, you will need some new parts for vehicle, such as the fuel system, brake and...

  • Page 100: Passenger Sensing System

    Passenger Sensing System The passenger sensing system turns off the right front passenger frontal airbag and seat-mounted side impact airbag under certain conditions. The driver The vehicle has a passenger sensing system for the airbags and the roof-rail airbags are not affected by the right front passenger position.

  • Page 101

    The passenger sensing system is designed to turn off the right front passenger airbag and seat-mounted WARNING: side impact airbag if: • The right front passenger seat is unoccupied. A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be • The system determines that an infant is present in seriously injured or killed if the right front passenger a rear-facing infant seat.

  • Page 102

    The passenger sensing system is designed to turn on (may inflate) the right front passenger frontal airbag and WARNING: seat-mounted side impact airbag anytime the system senses that a person of adult size is sitting properly in the right front passenger seat. If the airbag readiness light ever comes on and stays on, it means that something may be wrong When the passenger sensing system has allowed the...

  • Page 103

    If the On Indicator is Lit for a Child 5. If, after reinstalling the child restraint and restarting the vehicle, the on indicator is still lit, turn the vehicle Restraint off. Then slightly recline the vehicle seatback and adjust the seat cushion, if adjustable, to make sure If a child restraint has been installed and the on that the vehicle seatback is not pushing the child indicator is lit:...

  • Page 104: Additional Factors Affecting System Operation

    If the Off Indicator is Lit for an If this happens, use the following steps to allow the system to detect that person and enable the right front Adult-Size Occupant passenger frontal airbag and seat-mounted side impact airbag: 1. Turn the vehicle off. 2.

  • Page 105: Servicing Your Airbag-equipped Vehicle

    If the shoulder portion of the belt is pulled out all the Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped way, the child restraint locking feature will be engaged. Vehicle This may unintentionally cause the passenger sensing system to turn the airbag(s) off for some adult size Airbags affect how the vehicle should be serviced.

  • Page 106

    Adding Equipment to Your installed under or on top of the seat fabric, could also interfere with the operation of the passenger sensing Airbag-Equipped Vehicle system. This could either prevent proper deployment of the passenger airbag(s) or prevent the passenger Is there anything I might add to or change sensing system from properly turning off the about the vehicle that could keep the airbags...

  • Page 107: Restraint System Check, Checking The Restraint Systems

    Restraint System Check Airbags The airbag system does not need regularly scheduled Checking the Restraint Systems maintenance or replacement. Make sure the airbag readiness light is working. See Airbag Readiness Light on page 4-28 for more information. Safety Belts Notice: If an airbag covering is damaged, opened, Now and then, check that the safety belt reminder light, or broken, the airbag may not work properly.

  • Page 108: Replacing Restraint System Parts After A Crash

    Replacing Restraint System Parts If the vehicle has been in a crash, do you need new safety belts or LATCH system (if equipped) parts? After a Crash After a very minor crash, nothing may be necessary. But the safety belt assemblies that were used during any crash may have been stressed or damaged.

  • Page 109: Features And Controls

    Section 3 Features and Controls Starting and Operating Your Vehicle ....3-22 Keys ...............3-3 New Vehicle Break-In ........3-22 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System ....3-4 Ignition Positions ..........3-22 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ....3-23 Operation ...........3-4 Starting the Engine ........3-24 Remote Vehicle Start ........3-6 Engine Coolant Heater ........3-25 Doors and Locks ..........3-9...

  • Page 110: Table Of Contents

    Section 3 Features and Controls Universal Home Remote System ......3-38 Front Storage Area ........3-46 Universal Home Remote System Operation Center Console Storage .........3-46 (With Three Round LED) ......3-39 Driver Storage Compartment ......3-46 Convenience Net ..........3-46 Storage Areas ..........3-45 Glove Box ...........3-45 Sunroof ............3-47 Cupholders ..........3-45 Instrument Panel Storage .......3-46...

  • Page 111: Keys

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

  • Page 112: Remote Keyless Entry (rke) System, Remote Keyless Entry (rke) System Operation

    Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System System Operation The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter functions See Radio Frequency Statement on page 8-20 for work up to 60 m (195 feet) away from the vehicle. information regarding Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and Keep in mind that other conditions, such as those RSS-210/211 of Industry and Science Canada.

  • Page 113: Programming Transmitters To The Vehicle

    (Lock): Press to lock all the doors. The interior (Remote Trunk Release): Press and hold for lamps turn off after all of the doors are closed. If enabled about one second to unlock the trunk. The trunk can be through the Driver Information Center (DIC), the opened with the transmitter when the vehicle speed remote lock feedback can be programmed to have the is less than 3 km/h (2 mph) or when the ignition is off.

  • Page 114: Battery Replacement

    Battery Replacement 3. Insert the new battery, positive side facing up. Replace with a CR2032 or equivalent battery. Replace the battery if the KEY FOB BATT (Battery) 4. Snap the transmitter back together. LOW message displays in the DIC. See “KEY FOB BATT (Battery) LOW”...

  • Page 115

    There are other conditions which can affect the If it is the first remote start since the vehicle has been performance of the transmitter, see Remote Keyless driven, repeat the previous steps, while the engine Entry (RKE) System on page 3-4 for additional is still running, to extend the engine running time by information.

  • Page 116: Remote Start Ready

    The parking lamps turn off to indicate the engine is off. Vehicles that have the remote vehicle start feature are shipped from the factory with the remote start system After the engine has been started two times, or one enabled. The system may be enabled or disabled time with a time extension, the vehicle’s ignition must be through the DIC.

  • Page 117: Doors And Locks

    Doors and Locks WARNING: (Continued) Door Locks • Outsiders can easily enter through an unlocked door when you slow down or stop your vehicle. Locking your doors can help WARNING: prevent this from happening. Unlocked doors can be dangerous. There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle. •...

  • Page 118: Programmable Automatic Door Locks, Delayed Locking, Door Ajar Reminder

    Door Ajar Reminder Programmable Automatic Door Locks A chime will sound and the DOOR AJAR message will display if one of the doors is not fully closed. This The vehicle is programmed to lock all doors happens when the ignition is on and the shift lever is automatically when the following are met: moved out of P (Park) or N (Neutral).

  • Page 119

    Rear Door Security Locks Lockout Protection The vehicle has rear door security locks to prevent If you press the power door lock switch when the key is passengers from opening the rear doors from the inside. in the ignition and any door is open, all the doors will lock and then the driver’s door will unlock.

  • Page 120

    Trunk WARNING: (Continued) Press the trunk release button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter for one second to open the If the vehicle must be driven with the liftgate, or trunk from the outside. trunk/hatch open: • Close all of the windows. WARNING: •...

  • Page 121: Remote Trunk Release, Trunk Assist Handle

    Remote Trunk Release Trunk Assist Handle Press the button located There is an assist handle on the driver door near the located on the inside of map pocket to open the the trunk. trunk. The trunk can only be opened while the vehicle is in P (Park) or when the ignition is off.

  • Page 122: Windows

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

  • Page 123: Power Windows

    Power Windows The power window switches are located on the armrest on the driver’s door. In addition, there is a switch on each passenger door. 3-15...

  • Page 124: Express-down Window, Express-up Window, Express Window Anti-pinch Feature, Programming The Power Windows

    Express-Down Window To program the driver window, follow these steps: 1. With the ignition in ACC/ACCESSORY, ON/RUN, or The driver window has an express-down feature. This when Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active, switch is labeled AUTO. Press the front all the way down close all doors.

  • Page 125: Sun Visors, Express Window Anti-pinch Override, Window Lockout

    Express Window Anti-Pinch Override Window Lockout The driver power window controls also include a lockout button. WARNING: (Window Lockout): Press the lockout button to stop the rear passengers from using their window If express override is activated, the window will not switches.

  • Page 126: Theft-deterrent Systems

    Theft-Deterrent Systems If you press the lock button on the transmitter a second time while all the doors are closed, the system will arm immediately. The system will still arm in 60 seconds Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities. if a door is open.

  • Page 127: Disarming The System, How To Turn Off The System Alarm

    Disarming the System How to Turn Off the System Alarm To disarm the system, do one of the following: To turn off the system alarm: • • Press the RKE transmitter unlock button. Press the lock button on the RKE transmitter. The system will then re-arm itself.

  • Page 128: Immobilizer Operation

    ® ® PASS-Key III+ Electronic When the PASS-Key III+ system senses that someone is using the wrong key, it prevents the vehicle from Immobilizer starting. Anyone using a trial-and-error method to start the vehicle will be discouraged because of the high See Radio Frequency Statement on page 8-20 for number of electrical key codes.

  • Page 129

    ® It may be possible for the PASS-Key III+ decoder to 4. Insert the key to be programmed and turn it to the “learn” the transponder value of a new or replacement ON/RUN position within five seconds of the original key.

  • Page 130: Starting And Operating Your Vehicle, Ignition Positions, New Vehicle Break-in

    Starting and Operating Your Ignition Positions Vehicle The ignition switch has four different positions. 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: •...

  • Page 131: Retained Accessory Power (rap)

    The shift lever must be in P (Park) to turn the ignition Retained Accessory Power (RAP) switch to LOCK/OFF. These vehicle accessories can be used for up to The steering can bind with the wheels turned off center. 10 minutes after the engine is turned off: If this happens, move the steering wheel from right to •...

  • Page 132: Starting The Engine

    Starting the Engine stopped after 15 seconds to prevent cranking motor damage. To prevent gear damage, this system also prevents cranking if the engine is already Move the shift lever to P (Park) or N (Neutral). The running. Engine cranking can be stopped by turning engine will not start in any other position.

  • Page 133: Engine Coolant Heater, To Use The Engine Coolant Heater

    Notice: The engine is designed to work with the cord is located on the driver side around the battery electronics in the vehicle. If you add electrical parts box. See Engine Compartment Overview on or accessories, you could change the way the page 6-14 for more information on location.

  • Page 134

    Automatic Transmission Operation WARNING: (Six Speed Transmission) The automatic It is dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the shift transmission has a shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking brake lever located on the firmly set.

  • Page 135

    R (Reverse): Use this gear to back up. Notice: Shifting out of P (Park) or N (Neutral) with the engine running at high speed may damage Notice: Shifting to R (Reverse) while the vehicle is the transmission. The repairs would not be covered moving forward could damage the transmission.

  • Page 136: Driver Shift Control (dsc)

    Driver Shift Control (DSC) The Driver Information Center (DIC) in the instrument cluster will change from the currently displayed message To use this feature, do the following: to the letter “M”, For Manual position, and a number indicating the requested gear range when moving 1.

  • Page 137

    With the DSC feature, the vehicle can be set to pull away in Second or Third gear. WARNING: 1. Move the shift lever from D (Drive) into the M (Manual Mode). It is dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the shift 2.

  • Page 138

    R (Reverse): Use this gear to back up. Notice: Shifting out of P (Park) or N (Neutral) with the engine running at high speed may damage Notice: Shifting to R (Reverse) while the vehicle is the transmission. The repairs would not be covered moving forward could damage the transmission.

  • Page 139: Parking Brake

    I (Intermediate): This position is also used for normal Parking Brake driving. However, it reduces vehicle speed without using the brakes for slight downgrades where the vehicle To set the parking brake, would otherwise accelerate. If constant upshifting push down the parking or downshifting occurs while driving up steep hills, this brake pedal with your left position can be used to prevent repetitive types of...

  • Page 140: Shifting Into Park

    The PUSH PARK PEDAL message will also display in Shifting Into Park the Driver Information Center (DIC) as a reminder to release the parking brake. See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 4-43. WARNING: Notice: Driving with the parking brake on can overheat the brake system and cause premature It can be dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the wear or damage to brake system parts.

  • Page 141: Shifting Out Of Park, Leaving The Vehicle With The Engine Running, Torque Lock

    Leaving the Vehicle with the Engine Torque Lock Running Torque lock is when the weight of the vehicle puts too much force on the parking pawl in the transmission. This happens when parking on a hill and shifting the WARNING: transmission into P (Park) is not done properly and then it is difficult to shift out of P (Park).

  • Page 142: Parking Over Things That Burn, Engine Exhaust

    Parking Over Things That Burn WARNING: (Continued) WARNING: • The exhaust smells or sounds strange or different. • The exhaust system leaks due to corrosion or Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust damage. parts under the vehicle and ignite. Do not park •...

  • Page 143: Running The Vehicle While Parked

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

  • Page 144: Mirrors, Manual Rearview Mirror, Cleaning The Mirror, Compass Operation, Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror

    Mirrors Automatic Dimming Mirror Operation Automatic dimming reduces the glare of lights from Manual Rearview Mirror behind the vehicle. The dimming feature comes on and the indicator light illuminates each time the vehicle is started. Hold the inside rearview mirror in the center to move it for a clearer view of behind your vehicle.

  • Page 145: Compass Calibration, Compass Variance

    Compass Calibration To adjust for compass variance: 1. Find your current location and variance zone If after a few seconds the display does not show a number on the zone map that follows. compass direction, (N for North for example), there may be a strong magnetic field interfering with the compass.

  • Page 146: Universal Home Remote System

    Outside Power Mirrors Manually fold the mirrors inward to prevent damage when going through an automatic car wash. To fold, push the mirror toward the vehicle. Push the mirror Controls for the outside outward, to return to its original position. power mirrors are located on the driver door.

  • Page 147

    Universal Home Remote System Do not use this system with any garage door opener that does not have the stop and reverse feature. Operation (With Three Round LED) This includes any garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982. Read the instructions completely before attempting to program the transmitter.

  • Page 148

    Programming Universal Home Remote — Rolling Code For questions or help programming the Universal Home Remote System, call 1-866-572-2728 or go to Most garage door openers sold after 1996 are Rolling Code units. Programming a garage door opener involves time-sensitive actions, so read the entire procedure before starting.

  • Page 149

    3. Immediately return to the vehicle. Press and hold Programming Universal Home the Universal Home Remote button that will be Remote — Fixed Code used to control the garage door until the garage door moves. The indicator light, above the selected For questions or help programming the Universal Home button, should slowly blink.

  • Page 150

    To program up to three devices: The garage door opener receiver (motor head unit) could also have a row of dip switches that can be used when programming the Universal Home Remote. If the total number of switches on the motor head and hand held transmitter are different, or if the dip switch settings are different, use the dip switch settings on the motor head unit to...

  • Page 151

    2. Write down the eight to 12 switch settings from left to right as follows: • When a switch is in the up position, write “Left.” • When a switch is in the down position, write “Right.” • If a switch is set between the up and down position, write “Middle.”...

  • Page 152

    5. After entering all of the switch positions, again, firmly press and release all three buttons at the same time. The indicator lights will turn on. 6. Press and hold the button that will be used to control the garage door until the garage door moves.

  • Page 153: Storage Areas, Using Universal Home Remote, Glove Box, Erasing Universal Home Remote Buttons

    Using Universal Home Remote Storage Areas Press and hold the appropriate button for at least half of a second. The indicator light will come on while the Glove Box signal is being transmitted. Pull the handle up to open. Reprogramming Universal Home Remote Buttons Cupholders Any of the three buttons can be reprogrammed by...

  • Page 154: Instrument Panel Storage, Front Storage Area, Center Console Storage, Convenience Net, Driver Storage Compartment

    Instrument Panel Storage The armrest on top of the center console can be adjusted to a rearward, middle, and forward position. Pull or push the front of the armrest to adjust to An instrument panel storage area, with a removable the desired position.

  • Page 155: Sunroof

    Sunroof A deflector will automatically raise when the sunroof is opened. The deflector will retract when the sunroof is closed. On vehicles with a sunroof, To close the sunroof, press the front of the switch and the switch is located on hold it until the sunroof is closed.

  • Page 156

    ✍ NOTES 3-48...

  • Page 157

    Section 4 Instrument Panel Climate Controls ..........4-17 Instrument Panel Overview .......4-3 Climate Control System .........4-17 Hazard Warning Flashers ........4-3 Automatic Climate Control System ....4-20 Horn .............4-3 Outlet Adjustment .........4-24 Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel ....4-3 Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever ......4-4 Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators ....4-25 Turn and Lane-Change Signals ......4-4 Instrument Panel Cluster ........4-26 Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer ....4-5...

  • Page 158: Table Of Contents

    Section 4 Instrument Panel Driver Information Center (DIC) .......4-40 XM Radio Messages ........4-72 ® DIC Operation and Displays ......4-41 Bluetooth ...........4-73 DIC Warnings and Messages ......4-43 Theft-Deterrent Feature ........4-83 DIC Vehicle Personalization ......4-47 Audio Steering Wheel Controls .......4-84 Radio Reception ...........4-85 Audio System(s) ..........4-52 Backglass Antenna ........4-86 Setting the Clock ..........4-53...

  • Page 159: Instrument Panel Overview, Hazard Warning Flashers, Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel

    Instrument Panel Overview Hazard Warning Flashers (Hazard Warning Flasher): Press this button located on the instrument panel, to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. This warns others that you are having trouble. Press again to turn the flashers off. Horn Press near or on the horn symbols on the steering wheel pad to sound the horn.

  • Page 160: Turn Signal/multifunction Lever, Turn And Lane-change Signals

    Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever Turn and Lane-Change Signals An arrow on the instrument panel cluster flashes in the direction of the turn or lane change. Move the lever all the way up or down to signal a turn. Raise or lower the lever until the arrow starts to flash to signal a lane change.

  • Page 161: Windshield Wipers, Headlamp High/low-beam Changer

    Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer Windshield Wipers To change the headlamps from low beam to high beam, push the turn signal/multifunction lever away from you. This instrument panel cluster light comes on if the high beam lamps are turned on while the ignition is in ON/RUN.

  • Page 162: Windshield Washer

    The amount of delay time varies between wiping cycles Windshield Washer due to the delay setting selected or the speed of the vehicle. As vehicle speed is increased or decreased, the Press the button at the end of the windshield wiper wiper interval also increases or decreases.

  • Page 163: Cruise Control

    Cruise Control Setting Cruise Control Cruise control lets a speed of about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more be maintained without keeping your foot on WARNING: the accelerator. This can really help on long trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds below 25 mph If you leave your cruise control on when you are (40 km/h).

  • Page 164

    RES+ (Resume): Press to resume a set speed and to Resuming a Set Speed accelerate the speed. If the cruise control is set at a desired speed and then the brakes are applied, the cruise control is disengaged. SET− (Set): Press to set a speed and to decrease the The cruise symbol in the instrument panel cluster also speed.

  • Page 165

    Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Using Cruise Control on Hills Control How well the cruise control works on hills depends upon the vehicle’s speed, load, and the steepness of the If the cruise control system is already engaged: hills. When going up steep hills, you might have to step •...

  • Page 166: Headlamps On Reminder

    Headlamps AUTO (Automatic Headlamp System): Automatically turns on the Daytime Running Lamps during daytime, and the headlamps, parking lamps, and taillamps at night. (Off/On): Turn the band to this position to turn on the Automatic Headlamp System. In Canada, this position only works when a vehicle is in the P (Park) position.

  • Page 167: Headlamps Off In Park, Daytime Running Lamps (drl, Delayed Headlamps

    Headlamps Off in Park Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) This feature works when the ignition is in the ON/RUN Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) can make it easier for position and it is dark outside. To turn the headlamps others to see the front of your vehicle during the off when it is dark outside but keep other exterior lights day.

  • Page 168: Automatic Headlamp System, Fog Lamps

    Automatic Headlamp System To idle the vehicle with the automatic headlamp system off, turn the ignition on and set the exterior light switch to the off/on position. For vehicles first sold in When it is dark enough outside, the automatic headlamp Canada, the transmission must stay in P (Park) for this system turns on the headlamps at the normal brightness function.

  • Page 169: Instrument Panel Brightness, Parade Dimming

    Instrument Panel Brightness Entry/Exit Lighting The lamps inside the vehicle come on when any door is The knob with this opened. These lamps fade out about 20 seconds symbol is located on the after all of the doors have been closed or when the instrument panel to the left ignition is turned to ON/RUN.

  • Page 170: Electric Power Management, Battery Run-down Protection

    Electric Power Management engine idle speed to generate more power, whenever needed. It can temporarily reduce the power demands of some accessories. The vehicle has Electric Power Management (EPM) that estimates the battery’s temperature and state of Normally, these actions occur in steps or levels, without charge.

  • Page 171: Accessory Power Outlet(s)

    • Certain electrical accessories may not be compatible Press any Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter with the accessory power outlet and could result button (if equipped). in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a • Press the remote trunk release button. problem, see your dealer/retailer for additional •...

  • Page 172: Power Outlet 115 Volt Alternating Current

    Power Outlet 115 Volt Alternating The indicator light does not come on when the ignition is in LOCK/OFF or if no equipment is plugged into Current the outlet. If you try to connect equipment using more than The vehicle may have a power outlet that can be used 150 watts or a system fault is detected, a protection to plug in electrical equipment that uses a maximum circuit shuts off the power supply and the indicator light...

  • Page 173: Climate Controls

    Climate Controls Operation Temperature Control: Turn clockwise or Climate Control System counterclockwise to increase or decrease the temperature inside the vehicle. The heating, cooling and ventilation for the vehicle can be controlled with this system. When it is cold outside 0°F (−18°C) or lower, use the engine coolant heater, if vehicle has one, to provide warmer air faster to the vehicle.

  • Page 174: Maximum Air Conditioning

    To help clear the windshield quickly, do the following: (Defog): This mode clears the windows of fog or moisture. Air is directed to the windshield and floor 1. Select outlets, with some air directed to the side windows. 2. Select the highest temperature. When this mode is selected, the system automatically turns off recirculation and runs the air-conditioning 3.

  • Page 175: Rear Window Defogger

    Using these settings together for long periods of time can Rear Window Defogger cause the air inside of the vehicle to become too dry. To The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to prevent this from happening, after the air in the vehicle remove fog or frost from the rear window.

  • Page 176: Automatic Climate Control System

    Remote Start Climate Control Operation Automatic Climate Control System For vehicles with the remote start feature, when it For vehicles with this system, the heating, cooling, is activated the climate control system heats or cools and ventilation can be automatically controlled. the inside of the vehicle using the modes that were set before the vehicle was turned off.

  • Page 177

    Automatic Operation Do not to cover the sensor located on the top of the instrument panel near the windshield. This sensor AUTO (Automatic): Select AUTO on both the fan regulates air temperature based on the intensity speed control and the air delivery mode control knobs of the sun.

  • Page 178

    Select from the following: On hot days, open the windows long enough to let hot inside air escape. This reduces the time it takes for (Vent): Air is directed to the instrument panel outlets. the vehicle to cool down. Then keep the windows closed for the air conditioner to work its best.

  • Page 179

    Rear Window Defogger (Recirculation): Press to turn the recirculation mode on. An indicator light above the button comes on The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to to show it is on. This mode recirculates and helps to remove fog from the rear window. quickly cool the air inside the vehicle.

  • Page 180: Operation Tips, Outlet Adjustment

    Remote Start Climate Control Operation Operation Tips For vehicles with remote start, when it is activated the • Clear away any ice, snow, or leaves from the air climate control system heats and cools the inside of inlets at the base of the windshield that may the vehicle using the previous system settings before the block the flow of air into the vehicle.

  • Page 181: Warning Lights, Gages, And Indicators

    Warning Lights, Gages, and Gages can indicate when there might be or there is a problem with one of the vehicle’s functions. Often gages Indicators and warning lights work together to indicate a problem with the vehicle. Warning lights and gages can signal that something is When one of the warning lights comes on and stays on wrong before it becomes serious enough to cause while driving, or when one of the gages shows there...

  • Page 182: Instrument Panel Cluster

    Instrument Panel Cluster United States Base version shown, Canada Similar 4-26...

  • Page 183: Speedometer And Odometer, Safety Belt Reminders, Safety Belt Reminder Light, Trip Odometer

    Speedometer and Odometer Tachometer The speedometer shows the vehicle speed in both miles The tachometer shows the engine speed in revolutions per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h). per minute (rpm). The odometer shows how far the vehicle has been Safety Belt Reminders driven, in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada).

  • Page 184: Airbag Readiness Light, Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light

    Passenger Safety Belt Reminder Light Airbag Readiness Light Several seconds after the engine is started, a chime The system checks the airbag’s electrical system for sounds for several seconds to remind the front possible malfunctions. If the light stays on it indicates passenger to buckle their safety belt.

  • Page 185: Passenger Airbag Status Indicator

    Passenger Airbag Status Indicator WARNING: The vehicle has a passenger sensing system. See Passenger Sensing System on page 2-68 for important safety information. The instrument panel has a If the airbag readiness light stays on after the passenger airbag status indicator. vehicle is started or comes on while driving, it means the airbag system might not be working properly.

  • Page 186: Charging System Light

    If the word ON or the on symbol is lit on the passenger Charging System Light airbag status indicator, it means that the right front passenger frontal airbag and seat-mounted side impact This light comes on briefly airbag are enabled (may inflate). when the ignition key is If the word OFF or the off symbol is lit on the passenger turned to START, but...

  • Page 187: Brake System Warning Light

    Brake System Warning Light The Driver Information Center (DIC) may display a BRAKE FLUID message. See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 4-43 for more information. The vehicle’s hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If one part is not working, the other part can If the light comes on while driving, pull off the road and still work and stop the vehicle.

  • Page 188: Antilock Brake System (abs) Warning Light

    Antilock Brake System (ABS) For vehicles with a Driver Information Center (DIC), see DIC Warnings and Messages on page 4-43 for all Warning Light brake related DIC messages. For vehicles with the Electronic Stability Control Antilock Brake System (ESC)/Traction Control System (ABS), this light comes on briefly when the engine (TCS) Indicator/Warning Light...

  • Page 189: Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light

    If this light is on and not flashing, the TCS and Engine Coolant Temperature potentially the ESC system have been disabled. Check Warning Light the DIC messaging to determine which feature(s) is no longer functioning and whether it is because of the driver turning off the feature(s), or because the system is This light comes on briefly not working properly and the vehicle requires service.

  • Page 190: Tire Pressure Light, Engine Coolant Temperature Gage

    Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Tire Pressure Light For vehicles with a tire pressure monitoring system, this light comes on briefly when the engine is started. It provides information about tire pressures and the Tire United States Canada Pressure Monitoring System. This gage shows the engine coolant temperature.

  • Page 191: Malfunction Indicator Lamp, Check Engine Light

    When the Light Flashes First and Then is This light should come on when the ignition is on, but On Steady the engine is not running, This indicates that there may be a problem with the Tire as a check to show it Pressure Monitor System.

  • Page 192

    Notice: Modifications made to the engine, If the light continues to flash, when it is safe to do so, transmission, exhaust, intake, or fuel system of the stop the vehicle. Find a safe place to park the vehicle. vehicle or the replacement of the original tires Turn the key off, wait at least 10 seconds, and restart with other than those of the same Tire Performance the engine.

  • Page 193: Emissions Inspection And Maintenance Programs

    • Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Make sure to fuel the vehicle with quality fuel. Poor fuel quality causes the engine not to run as Programs efficiently as designed and can cause: stalling after start-up, stalling when the vehicle is changed Some state/provincial and local governments have or into gear, misfiring, hesitation on acceleration, or might begin programs to inspect the emission control...

  • Page 194: Maintenance Schedule, Oil Pressure Light, Security Light

    Oil Pressure 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 then goes off. If the light comes on and stays on, it means that oil is not flowing through the engine properly.

  • Page 195: Cruise Control Light, Fuel Gage, Highbeam On Light

    Cruise Control Light Fuel Gage The cruise control light comes on whenever the cruise control is set. The light goes out when the cruise control is turned off. See Cruise Control on page 4-7 for more information. United States Canada Highbeam On Light When the ignition is on, the fuel gage shows much fuel is left in the fuel tank.

  • Page 196: Driver Information Center (dic)

    Here are four things that some owners ask about. The DIC buttons are These are normal and do not indicate a problem with located on the left side of the fuel gage: the steering wheel. • At the service station, the gas pump shuts off before the gage reads full.

  • Page 197: Dic Operation And Displays, Information Modes

    DIC Operation and Displays Trip Odometer Press the information button until the outside air The DIC comes on when the ignition is on. The DIC has temperature along with A or B displays. These modes different modes which can be accessed by pressing show the current distance traveled since the last the DIC buttons.

  • Page 198

    MPG (L/100 KM) AVG (Average) OIL LIFE Press the information button until MPG (L/100 KM) AVG Press the information button until OIL LIFE displays. displays. This mode shows how many liters per The engine oil life system shows an estimate of the oil’s 100 kilometers (L/100 km) or miles per gallon (mpg) remaining useful life.

  • Page 199: Dic Warnings And Messages

    DIC Warnings and Messages BRAKE FLUID This message displays, while the ignition is on, when These messages appear if there is a problem detected the brake fluid level is low. The brake system warning in one of your vehicle’s systems. light on the instrument panel cluster also comes on.

  • Page 200

    CRUISE ENGAGED ESC (Electronic Stability Control) ACTIVE This message displays when the cruise control system If your vehicle has Electronic Stability Control (ESC), is active. See Cruise Control on page 4-7 for more this message displays and the ESC/TCS light on information.

  • Page 201: Power Steering

    ICE POSSIBLE after the system stops limiting wheel spin. See Traction Control System (TCS) on page 5-7 and Electronic This message displays when the outside air temperature Stability Control (ESC)/Traction Control System (TCS) is cold enough to create icy road conditions. Adjust Indicator/Warning Light on page 4-32 for more your driving accordingly.

  • Page 202

    SERVICE ESC (ELECTRONIC STABILITY system is not working. Adjust your driving accordingly. See Traction Control System (TCS) on page 5-7 CONTROL) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC)/Traction Control If your vehicle has Electronic Stability Control (ESC), System (TCS) Indicator/Warning Light on page 4-32 this message displays and a chime sounds if there has for more information.

  • Page 203: Entering Personalization Menu, Dic Vehicle Personalization

    Pressure on page 6-56. The DIC also shows the tire The default settings for the features were set when your pressure values. See DIC Operation and Displays vehicle left the factory, but may have been changed on page 4-41. from their default state since that time. To change feature settings, use the following procedure: TRACTION OFF Entering Personalization Menu...

  • Page 204: Personalization Menu Modes, Remote Start

    Personalization Menu Modes REMOTE START OIL LIFE RESET If your vehicle has remote start, this feature allows remote start to be turned off or on. Remote start allows When this feature is displayed, you can reset the engine you to start the engine from outside of the vehicle oil life system.

  • Page 205

    ON: The horn will chirp on the first press of the lock LIGHT FLASH button on the RKE transmitter. This feature, which allows the vehicle’s exterior See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation on hazard/turn signal lighting to flash every time the lock, page 3-4 for more information.

  • Page 206

    DELAY LOCK AUTO UNLK (Unlock) This feature, which delays the actual locking of the This feature, which allows the vehicle to automatically vehicle, can be enabled or disabled. When DELAY unlock certain doors, can be enabled or disabled. When LOCK appears on the display, press and hold the reset AUTO UNLK appears on the display, press and hold button for at least one second to scroll through the the reset button for at least one second to scroll through...

  • Page 207

    UNLK (Unlock) EXT (Exterior) LIGHTS This screen displays only if DRIVER or ALL is selected This feature, which allows the vehicle’s exterior for the AUTO UNLK feature. This feature determines perimeter lighting to turn on each time the unlock button when the automatic door unlocking will occur.

  • Page 208: Audio System(s), Audio System(s), Exiting Personalization Menu

    LANGUAGE Audio System(s) This feature allows you to select the language in which Determine which radio the vehicle has and read the the DIC will display. When LANGUAGE appears on following pages to become familiar with its features. the display, press and hold the reset button for at least one second to scroll through the available settings: WARNING: ENGLISH (default): All messages will appear in...

  • Page 209: Setting The Clock, Without Date Display

    Notice: Contact your dealer/retailer before adding Setting the Clock any equipment. Without Date Display Adding audio or communication equipment could interfere with the operation of the vehicle’s engine, AM/FM Base Radio with a Single radio, or other systems, and could damage them. CD Player Follow federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone equipment.

  • Page 210: With Date Display

    With Date Display The date does not automatically display. To see the date press while the radio is on. The date with display Radio with CD (MP3) and USB Port, and times out after a few seconds and goes back to the Radio with Single CD (MP3) Player normal radio and time display.

  • Page 211: Radio Data System (rds)

    Radio(s) Radio with CD (MP3) and USB Port shown, Radio with CD (MP3) similar Radio with CD (Base) The vehicle has one of these radios as its audio system. Radio Data System (RDS) The radio may have RDS. The RDS feature is available for use only on FM stations that broadcast RDS information.

  • Page 212: Playing The Radio, Finding A Station

    In rare cases, a radio station could broadcast incorrect Finding a Station information that causes the radio features to work improperly. If this happens, contact the radio station. BAND: Press to choose between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM™ (if equipped) on the Radio with CD (Base). Press Playing the Radio to choose between FM, AM, XM (if equipped) on the Radio with CD (MP3) and USB Port, or the Radio with...

  • Page 213

    be displayed on the bottom line, it the information is ¨ SEEK: Press to seek or scan stations with a strong available during XM, CD, MP3, or WMA playback. When signal in the selected band. information is not available, “No Info” displays. •...

  • Page 214

    To store a station as a favorite: To change the Auto Text setting: 1. Tune to the desired radio station and set the 1. Press MENU to display the radio setup menu. balance/fade and tone settings to the desired levels. 2.

  • Page 215: Adjusting The Speakers (balance/fade)

    Setting the Tone The radio may be capable of adjusting bass, midrange, or treble to the middle position by pressing the (Bass/Midrange/Treble) softkey below the BASS, MID, or TREB tab for more than two seconds. The radio beeps once and the level BASS/MID/TREB (Bass, Midrange, or Treble): The adjusts to the middle position.

  • Page 216

    Finding a Category (CAT) Station 3. Turn to adjust the highlighted setting. The highlighted setting can also be adjusted by pressing (XM Satellite Radio Service Only) either SEEK arrow. CAT (Category): The radio may have the CAT button On some radios, FWD and REV can also feature.

  • Page 217: Loading A Cd, Xm Satellite Radio Service

    Undesired XM categories can be removed through the XM Satellite Radio Service setup menu. To remove an undesired category: XM is a satellite radio service that is based in the 1. Press MENU to display the radio setup menu. 48 contiguous United States and 10 Canadian 2.

  • Page 218: Ejecting A Cd, Playing A Cd

    Ejecting a CD REV (Reverse): Press and hold to reverse playback quickly within a track. Sound is heard at a reduced volume and the elapsed time of the track EJECT: Press to eject the CD. If the CD is not displays.

  • Page 219: Playing An Mp3 Cd-r Or Cd-rw Disc, Care Of Cds, Cd Messages

    CD/AUX (CD/Auxiliary): Press to play a CD while • A problem may have occurred while burning listening to the radio. The CD icon and a message the CD. showing the track number displays when a CD is in the • The label could be caught in the CD player.

  • Page 220: Care Of The Cd Player, Using The Auxiliary Input Jack

    Care of the CD Player Drivers are encouraged to set up any auxiliary device while the vehicle is in P (Park). See Defensive Do not add labels to a CD, it could get caught in the Driving on page 5-2 for more information on driver CD player.

  • Page 221: Using The Usb Port, Using An Mp

    ® Using the USB Port Make sure the iPod has the latest firmware from Apple for proper operation. iPod firmware can be updated Radio’s with a USB port can control a USB storage ® using the latest iTunes application. See ®...

  • Page 222

    CD-R or CD-RW Supported File and Folder Root Directory Structure The root directory is treated as a folder. Files are stored in the root directory when the disc or storage device The radio supports: does not contain folders. Files accessed from the root •...

  • Page 223: Playing A Cd-r Or Cd-rw Mp

    File System and Naming Playing a CD-R or CD-RW MP3 The song name that displays is the song name that is (Tune): Turn to select MP3 files on the CD currently contained in the ID3 tag. If the song name is not present playing.

  • Page 224

    When the scan is finished, the disc begins playing files (Previous Folder): Press the softkey in order by artist. The current artist playing is shown below to go to the first track in the previous on the second line of the display. Once all songs by that folder.

  • Page 225: Connecting A Usb Storage Device ® Or Ipod

    Connecting a USB Storage Device Using the Radio to Control a USB ® or iPod Storage Device or iPod The USB Port can be used to control an iPod or a USB The radio can control a USB storage device or an iPod storage device.

  • Page 226: Using Softkeys To Control A Usb Storage Device Or Ipod

    Using Softkeys to Control a USB 3. Press to select the desired folder. If there is more then one folder, repeat Steps 1 and 2 until Storage Device or iPod the desired folder is reached. The five softkeys below the radio display are used to 4.

  • Page 227

    • Repeat Functionality Genres • Songs To use Repeat: • Composers " Press the softkey below to select between Repeat All and Repeat Track. To select files: " " 1. Press the softkey below (Repeat All): Press the softkey below to repeat all tracks.

  • Page 228: Xm Radio Messages

    Loading XM: The audio system is acquiring and (Shuffle All Songs / Shuffle Songs): Press the processing audio and text data. No action is needed. < softkey below to shuffle all songs on This message should disappear shortly. the USB storage device or iPod. Channel Off Air: This channel is not currently in <...

  • Page 229: Voice Recognition

    ® XM Theftlocked: The XM receiver in the vehicle could Bluetooth have previously been in another vehicle. For security purposes, XM receivers cannot be swapped between Vehicles with a Bluetooth system can use a Bluetooth vehicles. If this message is received after having capable cell phone with a Hands Free Profile to the vehicle serviced, check with your dealer/retailer.

  • Page 230: Audio System, Bluetooth Controls

    Audio System Pairing When using the in-vehicle Bluetooth system, sound A Bluetooth enabled cell phone must be paired to the comes through the vehicle’s front audio system speakers in-vehicle Bluetooth system first and then connected to and overrides the audio system. Use the audio system the vehicle before it can be used.

  • Page 231

    Pairing a Phone Listing All Paired and Connected Phones 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The responds with “Ready” followed by a tone. system responds with “Ready” followed by a tone. 2.

  • Page 232: Storing Name Tags

    Linking to a Different Phone Using the Store Command The store command allows a phone number to be 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system stored without entering the digits individually. responds with “Ready” followed by a tone. 1.

  • Page 233

    5. Say a name tag for the phone number. The name 4. After the complete number has been entered, say tag is recorded and the system responds with “Store”. The system responds with “Please say the “About to store <name tag>. Does that sound OK?”. name tag”...

  • Page 234: Making A Call, Deleting Name Tags

    Deleting Name Tags Using the Delete All Name Tags Command The delete all name tags command deletes all stored The system uses the following commands to delete phone book name tags and route name tags for OnStar, name tags: if present. •...

  • Page 235

    Using the Dial Command 3. Say the digit to be dialed one at a time. Following each digit, the system will repeat back the digit it 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system heard followed by a tone. responds with “Ready”...

  • Page 236: Receiving A Call, Call Waiting

    3. Say the name tag of the person to call. Receiving a Call • If the system clearly recognizes the name tag it When an incoming call is received, the audio system responds with “OK, calling, <name tag>” and mutes and a ring tone is heard in the vehicle. dials the number.

  • Page 237: Transferring A Call, Three-way Calling, Ending A Call

    Three-Way Calling To Mute a call 1. Press . The system responds with “Ready” Three-Way Calling must be supported on the Bluetooth phone and enabled by the wireless service carrier followed by a tone. to work. 2. Say “Mute Call”. The system responds with “Call muted”.

  • Page 238: Dual Tone Multi-frequency (dtmf) Tones

    To Transfer Audio to the In-Vehicle Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) Bluetooth System Tones The cellular phone must be paired and connected with The in-vehicle Bluetooth system can send numbers and the Bluetooth system before a call can be transferred. numbers stored as name tags during a call. This is The connection process can take up to two minutes after used when calling a menu driven phone system.

  • Page 239: Other Information, Theft-deterrent Feature, Clearing The System

    Sending a Stored Name Tag During a Call Other Information ® 1. Press . The system responds with “Ready” The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the ® Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by followed by a tone.

  • Page 240: Audio Steering Wheel Controls

    Audio Steering Wheel Controls To select tracks on a CD: Press and release to go to the next or previous Vehicles with audio track. steering wheel controls To select tracks on an iPod or USB device: could differ depending on the vehicle’s options.

  • Page 241: Radio Reception, Fm Stereo, Cellular Phone Usage, Xm™ Satellite Radio Service

    FM Stereo (End): Press to reject an incoming call, or end a current call. FM signals only reach about 10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 km). Although the radio has a built-in electronic (Mute / Voice Recognition): Press to silence the circuit that automatically works to reduce interference, vehicle speakers only.

  • Page 242: Backglass Antenna, Xm™ Satellite Radio Antenna System, Chime Level Adjustment

    Backglass Antenna XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System The AM-FM antenna is integrated with the rear window defogger, located in the rear window. Make sure that The XM Satellite Radio antenna is located on the roof of the inside surface of the rear window is not scratched the vehicle.

  • Page 243: Driving Your Vehicle

    Section 5 Driving Your Vehicle Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads ....5-14 Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle ....5-2 Before Leaving on a Long Trip .......5-15 Defensive Driving ...........5-2 Highway Hypnosis ........5-15 Drunk Driving ..........5-2 Hill and Mountain Roads ........5-16 Control of a Vehicle ........5-3 Winter Driving ..........5-17 Braking ............5-3...

  • Page 244: Your Driving, The Road, And The Vehicle, Defensive Driving

    Your Driving, the Road, and Drunk Driving the Vehicle WARNING: Defensive Driving Drinking and then driving is very dangerous. Your Defensive driving means “always expect the reflexes, perceptions, attentiveness, and judgment unexpected.” The first step in driving defensively can be affected by even a small amount of is to wear your safety belt —...

  • Page 245: Control Of A Vehicle

    For persons under 21, it is against the law in every Braking U.S. state to drink alcohol. There are good medical, psychological, and developmental reasons for See Brake System Warning Light on page 4-31. these laws. Braking action involves perception time and reaction The obvious way to eliminate the leading highway time.

  • Page 246: Antilock Brake System (abs)

    Avoid needless heavy braking. Some people drive Antilock Brake System (ABS) in spurts — heavy acceleration followed by heavy braking — rather than keeping pace with traffic. This is a This vehicle has the Antilock Brake System (ABS), an mistake. The brakes might not have time to cool between advanced electronic braking system that helps prevent a hard stops.

  • Page 247: Electronic Stability Control (esc), Using Abs, Braking In Emergencies

    ABS can change the brake pressure to each wheel, as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) required, faster than any driver could. This can help the driver steer around the obstacle while braking hard. The vehicle has an Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system which combines antilock brake, traction and As the brakes are applied, the computer keeps stability control systems and helps the driver maintain...

  • Page 248

    The system may be heard or felt while it is working; this The traction control system can be turned off or back on by pressing the ESC/TCS button. To disable both traction is normal. control and ESC, press and hold the button briefly. When the light is on solid and either the SERVICE ESC or ESC OFF message is displayed, the system will When the ESC system is turned off, the TRACTION...

  • Page 249

    Traction Control System (TCS) When this light is on solid and either the SERVICE TRACTION or TRACTION The vehicle may have a Traction Control System (TCS) OFF message is displayed, that limits wheel spin. This is especially useful in slippery the system will not limit road conditions.

  • Page 250

    To turn the system off or Notice: If the wheel(s) of one axle are allowed on, press and release this to spin excessively while the ESC/TCS, ABS and button located on the Brake warning lights and the SERVICE ESC and/or center console.

  • Page 251: Electric Power Steering, Hydraulic Power Steering, Steering Tips

    If the vehicle is in cruise control when the system The electric power steering system does not require activates, the ESC/TCS light will flash and the cruise regular maintenance. If you suspect steering system control will automatically disengage. The cruise control problems, contact your dealer/retailer for service repairs.

  • Page 252: Steering In Emergencies

    Steering in Emergencies There are times when steering can be more effective than braking. For example, you come over a hill and find a truck stopped in your lane, or a car suddenly pulls out from nowhere, or a child darts out from between parked cars and stops right in front of you.

  • Page 253: Off-road Recovery, Loss Of Control

    Off-Road Recovery Passing The vehicle’s right wheels can drop off the edge of a Passing another vehicle on a two-lane road can be road onto the shoulder while driving. dangerous. To reduce the risk of danger while passing: • Look down the road, to the sides, and to crossroads for situations that might affect a successful pass.

  • Page 254

    Skidding Of course, traction is reduced when water, snow, ice, gravel, or other material is on the road. For safety, slow In a skid, a driver can lose control of the vehicle. down and adjust your driving to these conditions. It is Defensive drivers avoid most skids by taking reasonable important to slow down on slippery surfaces because care suited to existing conditions, and by not overdriving...

  • Page 255: Driving At Night

    Driving at Night • Watch for animals. • When tired, pull off the road. Night driving is more dangerous than day driving because • some drivers are likely to be impaired — by alcohol or Do not wear sunglasses. drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. •...

  • Page 256: Driving In Rain And On Wet Roads, Other Rainy Weather Tips

    Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads Hydroplaning Hydroplaning is dangerous. Water can build up under Rain and wet roads can reduce vehicle traction your vehicle’s tires so they actually ride on the water. This and affect your ability to stop and accelerate. Always can happen if the road is wet enough and you are going drive slower in these types of driving conditions fast enough.

  • Page 257: Before Leaving On A Long Trip, Highway Hypnosis

    Before Leaving on a Long Trip Highway Hypnosis To prepare your vehicle for a long trip, consider having Always be alert and pay attention to your surroundings it serviced by your dealer/retailer before departing. while driving. If you become tired or sleepy, find a safe place to park your vehicle and rest.

  • Page 258: Hill And Mountain Roads

    Hill and Mountain Roads WARNING: Driving on steep hills or through mountains is different than driving on flat or rolling terrain. Tips for driving in these conditions include: Coasting downhill in N (Neutral) or with the ignition • off is dangerous. The brakes will have to do all the Keep the vehicle serviced and in good shape.

  • Page 259: Winter Driving, Driving On Snow Or Ice

    Winter Driving Try not to break the fragile traction. If you accelerate too fast, the drive wheels will spin and polish the surface under the tires even more. Driving on Snow or Ice The Antilock Brake System (ABS) on page 5-4 improves Drive carefully when there is snow or ice between the vehicle stability during hard stops on a slippery roads, but tires and the road, creating less traction or grip.

  • Page 260: Blizzard Conditions

    Blizzard Conditions WARNING: (Continued) Being stuck in snow can be in a serious situation. Stay with the vehicle unless there is help nearby. If possible, • Open a window about 5 cm (two inches) on use the Roadside Assistance Program on page 8-7. the side of the vehicle that is away from the To get help and keep everyone in the vehicle safe: wind to bring in fresh air.

  • Page 261

    Run the engine for short periods only as needed to If the vehicle has a traction system, it can often help to keep warm, but be careful. free a stuck vehicle. Refer to the vehicle’s traction system in the Index. If stuck too severely for the traction system To save fuel, run the engine for only short periods as to free the vehicle, turn the traction system off and use needed to warm the vehicle and then shut the engine off...

  • Page 262: Loading The Vehicle, Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out

    Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out Loading the Vehicle Turn the steering wheel left and right to clear the area It is very important to know how much weight your around the front wheels. Turn off any traction or stability vehicle can carry.

  • Page 263: Tire And Loading Information Label

    Tire and Loading Information Label The Tire and Loading Information label lists 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 lists the tire size of the original equipment tires (C) and the recommended cold tire inflation pressures (D).

  • Page 264: Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit

    Steps for Determining Correct Load Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That Limit weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity calculated in Locate the statement “The combined weight of Step 4.

  • Page 265

    Example 1 Example 2 Item Description Total Item Description Total Maximum Vehicle Maximum Vehicle 453 kg 453 kg Capacity Weight for Capacity Weight for (1,000 lbs) (1,000 lbs) Example 1 = Example 2 = Subtract Occupant Subtract Occupant Weight 68 kg 136 kg (300 lbs) Weight 68 kg 340 kg (750 lbs)

  • Page 266: Certification Label

    positions. The combined weight of the driver, passengers, and cargo should never exceed the vehicle’s maximum vehicle capacity weight. Certification Label Example 3 Item Description Total Maximum Vehicle 453 kg Capacity Weight for (1,000 lbs) Example 3 = Subtract Occupant 453 kg Weight 91 kg (1,000 lbs)

  • Page 267

    Never exceed the GVWR for the vehicle or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for either the WARNING: front or rear axle. Things you put inside the vehicle can strike WARNING: and injure people in a sudden stop or turn, or in a crash.

  • Page 268: Towing, Towing Your Vehicle, Recreational Vehicle Towing

    Towing Here are some important things to consider before recreational vehicle towing: • What’s the towing capacity of the towing vehicle? Towing Your Vehicle Be sure to read the tow vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations. To avoid damage, the disabled vehicle should be towed •...

  • Page 269: Dinghy Towing

    Dinghy Towing 3. Set the parking brake. 4. To prevent the battery from draining while the When dinghy towing, the vehicle should be run at the vehicle is being towed, remove the following beginning of each day and at each RV fuel stop fuse from the instrument panel fuse block: for about five minutes.

  • Page 270: Dolly Towing

    Dolly Towing Notice: Towing the vehicle from the rear could damage it. Also, repairs would not be covered by the Tow the vehicle with the two rear wheels on the ground vehicle warranty. Never have the vehicle towed and the front wheels on a dolly: from the rear.

  • Page 271

    3. Set the parking brake. 4. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ahead position with a clamping device designed for towing. 5. Remove the key from the ignition. 6. Secure the vehicle to the dolly. 7. Release the parking brake. Notice: Towing the vehicle from the rear could damage it.

  • Page 272: Towing A Trailer

    Towing a Trailer The vehicle can tow a trailer if it is equipped with the proper trailer towing equipment. To identify the trailering capacity of the vehicle, read the information in “Weight of the Trailer” that appears later in this section. Trailering is WARNING: different than just driving the vehicle by itself.

  • Page 273: Pulling A Trailer, Weight Of The Trailer

    Pulling A Trailer Three important considerations have to do with weight: • the weight of the trailer, Here are some important points: • the weight of the trailer tongue • There are many different laws, including speed limit • restrictions, having to do with trailering. Make sure and the total weight on the vehicle’s tires.

  • Page 274: Weight Of The Trailer Tongue

    Weight of the Trailer Tongue The tongue load (A) of any trailer is an important weight to measure because it affects the total gross weight of the vehicle. The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) includes the curb weight of the vehicle, any cargo carried in it, and the people who will be riding in the vehicle.

  • Page 275: Safety Chains, Trailer Brakes, Total Weight On The Vehicle's Tires

    Total Weight on the Vehicle’s Tires Safety Chains Be sure the vehicle’s tires are inflated to the upper limit Always attach chains between the vehicle and the for cold tires. These numbers can be found on the trailer. Cross the safety chains under the tongue of Certification/Tire label.

  • Page 276: Driving With A Trailer, Following Distance

    Driving with a Trailer Following Distance Towing a trailer requires a certain amount of experience. Stay at least twice as far behind the vehicle ahead as Get to know the rig before setting out for the open you would when driving the vehicle without a trailer. This road.

  • Page 277: Making Turns, Turn Signals When Towing A Trailer, Driving On Grades

    Making Turns Driving on Grades Notice: Making very sharp turns while trailering Notice: Do not tow on steep continuous grades could cause the trailer to come in contact with the exceeding 6 miles (9.6 km). Extended, higher vehicle. The vehicle could be damaged. Avoid than normal engine and transmission temperatures making very sharp turns while trailering.

  • Page 278: Parking On Hills

    Parking on Hills If parking the rig on a hill: 1. Press the brake pedal, but do not shift into P (Park) yet. Turn the wheels into the curb if facing downhill WARNING: or into traffic if facing uphill. 2. Have someone place chocks under the trailer wheels.

  • Page 279: Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing, Changing A Tire When Trailer Towing, Maintenance When Trailer Towing

    Leaving After Parking on a Hill important in trailer operation are automatic transmission fluid, engine oil, belts, cooling system and brake 1. Apply and hold the brake pedal while you: system. It is a good idea to inspect these before and during the trip.

  • Page 280

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  • Page 281: Service And Appearance Care

    Section 6 Service and Appearance Care Engine Overheating ........6-31 Service ............6-3 Overheated Engine Protection Accessories and Modifications ......6-3 Operating Mode ........6-33 California Proposition 65 Warning .....6-4 Power Steering Fluid ........6-33 California Perchlorate Materials Requirements ..6-4 Windshield Washer Fluid ........6-35 Doing Your Own Service Work ......6-4 Brakes ............6-36 Adding Equipment to the Outside of the Battery ............6-39...

  • Page 282: Table Of Contents

    Section 6 Service and Appearance Care Buying New Tires .........6-66 Washing Your Vehicle ........6-98 Different Size Tires and Wheels ......6-68 Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses .....6-99 Uniform Tire Quality Grading ......6-68 Finish Care ..........6-99 Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance ....6-70 Windshield and Wiper Blades .......6-100 Wheel Replacement ........6-70 Aluminum Wheels ........6-100 Tire Chains ..........6-71...

  • Page 283: Service, Accessories And Modifications

    Service Accessories and Modifications When non-dealer/non-retailer accessories are added to For service and parts needs, visit your dealer/retailer. the vehicle, they can affect vehicle performance and You will receive genuine GM parts and GM-trained and safety, including such things as airbags, braking, stability, supported service people.

  • Page 284: California Proposition 65 Warning, Doing Your Own Service Work, California Perchlorate Materials Requirements

    California Proposition 65 Warning Doing Your Own Service Work Most motor vehicles, including this one, contain and/or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause WARNING: cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Engine exhaust, many parts and systems, many fluids, and some component wear by-products contain and/or You can be injured and the vehicle could be emit these chemicals.

  • Page 285: Fuel

    This vehicle has an airbag system. Before attempting to do your own service work, see Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 2-73. Keep a record with all parts receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work performed. See Maintenance Record on page 7-14.

  • Page 286: Gasoline Octane, Gasoline Specifications, California Fuel

    Gasoline Octane Gasoline Specifications If the vehicle has the 2.4L L4 engine (VIN Code B), At a minimum, gasoline should meet ASTM specification the 2.4L L4 engine (VIN Code 0), the 3.5L V6 engine D 4814 in the United States or CAN/CGSB-3.5 or 3.511 in (VIN Code K), or the 3.5L V6 engine (VIN Code N), use Canada.

  • Page 287

    Additives Gasolines containing oxygenates, such as ethers and ethanol, and reformulated gasolines might be available in your area. We recommend that you use these gasolines, To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the United States if they comply with the specifications described earlier. are now required to contain additives that help prevent However, E85 (85% ethanol) and other fuels containing engine and fuel system deposits from forming, allowing...

  • Page 288

    Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol) Many service stations will not have an 85% ethanol fuel (E85) pump available. The U.S. Department of Energy has an alternative fuels website ( The 8th digit of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) afdc/infrastructure/locator.html) that can help you find shows the code letter or number that identifies the E85 fuel.

  • Page 289: Fuels In Foreign Countries

    If you do switch fuels, it is recommended that you Fuels in Foreign Countries add as much fuel as possible — do not add less than three gallons (11 L) when refueling. You should drive If you plan on driving in another country outside the the vehicle immediately after refueling for at least United States or Canada, the proper fuel might be hard seven miles (11 km) to allow the vehicle to adapt to...

  • Page 290: Filling The Tank

    Filling the Tank WARNING: 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 fuel pump island. Turn off the engine when refueling.

  • Page 291

    WARNING: WARNING: Fuel can spray out on you if you open the fuel cap If a fire starts while you are refueling, do not too quickly. If you spill fuel and then something remove the nozzle. Shut off the flow of fuel by ignites it, you could be badly burned.

  • Page 292: Checking Things Under The Hood, The Hood, Filling A Portable Fuel Container

    Filling a Portable Fuel Container Checking Things Under the Hood WARNING: WARNING: Never fill a portable fuel container while it is in the vehicle. Static electricity discharge from the An electric fan under the hood can start up and container can ignite the fuel vapor. You can be injure you even when the engine is not running.

  • Page 293: 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 inside the vehicle to the left of the steering column. 2. Then go to the front of the vehicle and push the secondary hood release handle toward the driver side of the vehicle.

  • Page 294: Engine Compartment Overview

    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 2.4L L4 engine, this is what you see: 6-14...

  • Page 295

    A. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 6-24. F. Pressure Cap. See Cooling System on page 6-26. B. Engine Cooling Fan. See Cooling System on G. Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir. See “Brake page 6-26. Fluid” under Brakes on page 6-36. C.

  • Page 296

    When you open the hood on the 3.5L V6 engine, this is what you see: 6-16...

  • Page 297

    A. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 6-24. H. Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir. See “Brake Fluid” under Brakes on page 6-36. B. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir. See Power Steering Fluid on page 6-33. I. Automatic Transmission Fluid Cap/Dipstick (Out of View). See Automatic Transmission Fluid C.

  • Page 298

    When you open the hood on the 3.6L V6 engine, this is what you see: 6-18...

  • Page 299: Engine Oil, Checking Engine Oil

    A. See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on page 6-24. Engine Oil B. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir. See Power Steering Checking Engine Oil Fluid on page 6-33. C. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See “When to Add Engine Oil” It is a good idea to check the engine oil level at each under Engine Oil on page 6-19.

  • Page 300: When To Add Engine Oil

    When to Add Engine Oil Notice: Do not add too much oil. If the engine has so much oil that the oil level gets above the upper mark that shows the proper operating range, the engine could be damaged. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 6-14 for the location of the engine oil fill cap.

  • Page 301: Cold Temperature Operation, What Kind Of Engine Oil To Use

    What Kind of Engine Oil to Use • American Petroleum Institute (API) starburst symbol Oils meeting these Look for three things: requirements should have the starburst symbol on the container. This symbol indicates that the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API).

  • Page 302: Engine Oil Additives / Engine Oil Flushes, When To Change Engine Oil

    Engine Oil Additives / Engine Oil When the system has calculated that oil life has been diminished, it indicates that an oil change is necessary. Flushes A CHANGE OIL SOON message comes on. See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 4-43. Change the oil Do not add anything to the oil.

  • Page 303: What To Do With Used Oil

    How to Reset the Engine Oil Life What to Do with Used Oil System Used engine oil contains certain elements that can be unhealthy for your skin and could even cause cancer. The Engine Oil Life System calculates when to change Do not let used oil stay on your skin for very long.

  • Page 304: Engine Air Cleaner/filter, When To Inspect The Engine Air Cleaner/filter

    Engine Air Cleaner/Filter To inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/filter, do the following: See Engine Compartment Overview on page 6-14 for the location of the engine air cleaner/filter. When to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Inspect the air cleaner/filter at the Maintenance II intervals and replace it at the first oil change after each 50,000 mile (80 000 km) interval.

  • Page 305

    WARNING: Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause you or others to be burned. The air cleaner not only cleans the air; it helps to stop flames if the engine backfires. If it is not there and the engine backfires, you could be burned.

  • Page 306: Automatic Transmission Fluid, Cooling System

    Automatic Transmission Fluid Cooling System It is not necessary to check the transmission fluid level. The Cooling System allows the engine to maintain the A transmission fluid leak is the only reason for fluid loss. correct working temperature. If a leak occurs, take your vehicle to the dealer/retailer and have it repaired as soon as possible.

  • Page 307: Engine Coolant

    ® Notice: Using coolant other than DEX-COOL cause premature engine, heater core, or radiator WARNING: corrosion. In addition, the engine coolant could require changing sooner, at 50 000 km (30,000 miles) or 24 months, whichever occurs first. Any repairs An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can would not be covered by the vehicle warranty.

  • Page 308: What To Use

    What to Use Use a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and ® DEX-COOL coolant. If using this mixture, nothing else needs to be added. This mixture: Gives freezing protection down to −34°F (−37°C), • WARNING: outside temperature. • Gives boiling protection up to 265°F (129°C), Adding only plain water to the cooling system can engine temperature.

  • Page 309: Checking Coolant, How To Add Coolant To The Recovery Tank

    Checking Coolant How to Add Coolant to the Recovery Tank The vehicle must be on a level surface when checking the coolant level. Check to see if coolant is visible in the coolant recovery WARNING: tank. If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling, do not do anything else until it cools down.

  • Page 310: How To Add Coolant To The Radiator

    How to Add Coolant to the Radiator If coolant is needed, add the proper mixture directly to the radiator, but be sure the cooling system is cool before this is done. WARNING: 1. Remove the coolant surge tank pressure cap when the cooling system, including the coolant surge tank pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can...

  • Page 311: Engine Overheating

    3. Fill the coolant surge tank with the proper mixture, Engine Overheating to the FULL COLD mark. Wait about five minutes, then check to see if the level is below the mark. The vehicle has several indicators to warn of engine If the level is below the FULL COLD mark, overheating.

  • Page 312: If Steam Is Coming From The Engine Compartment

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

  • Page 313: Power Steering Fluid, Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode

    Keep a safe vehicle distance from the car in front of Notice: After driving in the overheated engine you. If the warning does not come back on, continue to protection operating mode, to avoid engine damage, drive normally. allow the engine to cool before attempting any repair.

  • Page 314: When To Check Power Steering Fluid, How To Check Power Steering Fluid

    When to Check Power Steering Fluid If your vehicle has the 3.5L V6 engine, the fluid level should be between the ADD and HOT marks when the Power steering fluid is used in all vehicles with engine is cold, and at the HOT mark when the engine V6 engines.

  • Page 315: Windshield Washer Fluid, Adding Washer Fluid

    Windshield Washer Fluid Notice: • When using concentrated washer fluid, follow the What to Use manufacturer’s instructions for adding water. • Do not mix water with ready-to-use washer fluid. When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read Water can cause the solution to freeze and the manufacturer’s instructions before use.

  • Page 316: Brake Fluid

    Brakes Do not top off the brake fluid. Adding fluid does not correct a leak. If fluid is added when the linings are worn, there will be too much fluid when new brake linings are Brake Fluid installed. Add or remove brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system.

  • Page 317

    What to Add Notice: • Using the wrong fluid can badly damage brake Use only new DOT 3 brake fluid from a sealed container. hydraulic system parts. For example, just a See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 7-10. few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine Always clean the brake fluid reservoir cap and the oil, in the brake hydraulic system can damage area around the cap before removing it.

  • Page 318: Brake Adjustment, Brake Wear, Brake Pedal Travel

    Brake Wear Some driving conditions or climates can cause a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This vehicle has disc brakes. Disc brake pads have This does not mean something is wrong with the brakes. built-in wear indicators that make a high-pitched warning Properly torqued wheel nuts are necessary to help sound when the brake pads are worn and new pads...

  • Page 319: Replacing Brake System Parts

    Replacing Brake System Parts Battery The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many Refer to the replacement number on the original battery parts have to be of top quality and work well together if label when a new battery is needed. See Engine the vehicle is to have really good braking.

  • Page 320: Vehicle Storage, Jump Starting

    Vehicle Storage Jump Starting If the battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your WARNING: vehicle. Be sure to use the following steps to do it safely. Batteries have acid that can burn you and gas that WARNING: can explode.

  • Page 321

    Notice: Ignoring these steps could result in costly Notice: If you leave the radio or other accessories damage to the vehicle that would not be covered on during the jump starting procedure, they could by the warranty. be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by the warranty.

  • Page 322

    WARNING: (Continued) WARNING: sure the right amount of fluid is there. If it is low, An electric fan can start up even when the engine add water to take care of that first. If you don’t, is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, explosive gas could be present.

  • Page 323

    5. Check that the jumper cables do not have loose or missing insulation. If they do, you could get a shock. The vehicles could be damaged too. Before you connect the cables, here are some things you should know. Positive (+) will go to positive (+) or to a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one.

  • Page 324: Headlamp Aiming

    Notice: If the jumper cables are connected or To disconnect the jumper cables from both vehicles, do removed in the wrong order, electrical shorting may the following: occur and damage the vehicle. The repairs would 1. Disconnect the black negative (−) cable from the not be covered by the vehicle warranty.

  • Page 325: Bulb Replacement, Taillamps, Turn Signal, And Stoplamps, Halogen Bulbs

    Bulb Replacement Taillamps, Turn Signal, and Stoplamps For the proper type of replacement bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs on page 6-47. For any bulb changing procedure not listed in this section, contact your dealer/retailer. Halogen Bulbs WARNING: Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and can burst if you drop or scratch the bulb.

  • Page 326: Back-up Lamp

    Back-up Lamp 3. Remove the three wing nuts, which hold the taillamp assembly, from inside the vehicle. 1. Open the trunk. See Trunk on page 3-12 for more 4. Remove the taillamp assembly. information. 5. Remove the wiring harness from the taillamp 2.

  • Page 327: License Plate Lamp, Replacement Bulbs

    License Plate Lamp 3. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and pull the bulb straight out of the socket. To replace the license plate lamp bulb: 4. Push the new bulb in and turn it clockwise to install. 5. Replace the license plate lamp by pushing it through the fascia opening.

  • Page 328: Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement, Tires

    Windshield Wiper Blade Tires Replacement Your new vehicle comes with high-quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever Inspect the windshield wiper blades for wear or cracking. have questions about your tire warranty and where See Scheduled Maintenance on page 7-3. to obtain service, see your vehicle Warranty booklet for details.

  • Page 329: Low-profile Performance Tire

    Low-Profile Performance Tire WARNING: (Continued) If your vehicle has P225/50R18 or P225/50R17 size tires, they are classified as low-profile performance • Underinflated tires pose the same danger tires. These tires are designed for very responsive as overloaded tires. The resulting accident driving on wet or dry pavement.

  • Page 330: Winter Tires, Tire Sidewall Labeling

    Winter Tires Tire Sidewall Labeling If you expect to drive on snow or ice covered roads Useful information about a tire is molded into its often, you may want to get winter tires for your vehicle. sidewall. The examples below show a typical All season tires provide good overall performance on passenger vehicle tire and a compact spare tire most surfaces but they may not offer the traction you...

  • Page 331

    (A) Tire Size The tire size is a combination of (F) Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) Tire letters and numbers used to define a particular manufacturers are required to grade tires based on tire’s width, height, aspect ratio, construction three performance factors: treadwear, traction, and type, and service description.

  • Page 332

    (A) Temporary Use Only The compact (F) Tire Size A combination of letters and spare tire or temporary use tire has a tread life of numbers define a tire’s width, height, aspect approximately 3,000 miles (5 000 km) and should ratio, construction type, and service description.

  • Page 333

    (B) Tire Width The three-digit number indicates Tire Terminology and Definitions the tire section width in millimeters from sidewall to sidewall. Air Pressure The amount of air inside the tire pressing outward on each square inch of (C) Aspect Ratio A two-digit number that the tire.

  • Page 334

    Cold Tire Pressure The amount of air pressure Intended Outboard Sidewall The side of an in a tire, measured in pounds per square inch (psi) asymmetrical tire, that must always face outward or kilopascals (kPa) before a tire has built up heat when mounted on a vehicle.

  • Page 335

    Normal Occupant Weight The number of Radial Ply Tire A pneumatic tire in which occupants a vehicle is designed to seat multiplied the ply cords that extend to the beads are laid by 150 lbs (68 kg). See Loading the Vehicle on at 90 degrees to the centerline of the tread.

  • Page 336: Inflation - Tire Pressure

    UTQGS (Uniform Tire Quality Grading Inflation - Tire Pressure Standards) A tire information system that provides consumers with ratings for a tire’s Tires need the correct amount of air pressure to traction, temperature, and treadwear. Ratings are operate effectively. determined by tire manufacturers using government Notice: Do not let anyone tell you that testing procedures.

  • Page 337: How To Check, When To Check

    A vehicle specific Tire and Loading Information How to Check label is attached to your vehicle. This label shows Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check tire your vehicle’s original equipment tires and the pressure. You cannot tell if your tires are properly correct inflation pressures for your tires when they inflated simply by looking at them.

  • Page 338: High-speed Operation, Tire Pressure Monitor System

    High-Speed Operation Tire Pressure Monitor System The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses radio and sensor technology to check tire pressure levels. WARNING: The TPMS sensors monitor the air pressure in your vehicle’s tires and transmit tire pressure readings to a receiver located in the vehicle.

  • Page 339: Tire Pressure Monitor Operation

    Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper Federal Communications Commission tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to (FCC) and Industry and Science maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation Canada has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale.

  • Page 340

    At the same time a message to check the pressure Your vehicle’s TPMS system can warn you about a low tire pressure condition but it does not replace normal in a specific tire appears on the Driver Information Center (DIC) display. The low tire pressure warning light tire maintenance.

  • Page 341: Tpms Malfunction Light And Message

    TPMS Malfunction Light and Message • One or more TPMS sensors are missing or damaged. The DIC message and the TPMS The TPMS will not function properly if one or more of malfunction light should go off when the TPMS the TPMS sensors are missing or inoperable.

  • Page 342: Tpms Sensor Matching Process

    TPMS Sensor Matching Process The TPMS matching process is outlined below: 1. Set the parking brake. Each TPMS sensor has a unique identification code. 2. Turn the ignition switch to ON/RUN with the Any time you replace one or more of the TPMS sensors engine off.

  • Page 343: Tire Inspection And Rotation

    6. The passenger side front turn signal comes on to Tire Inspection and Rotation indicate that corner sensor is ready to be learned. Proceed to the passenger side front tire and We recommend that you regularly inspect your repeat the procedure in Step 5. vehicle’s tires, including the spare tire, for signs of wear or damage.

  • Page 344

    Reset the Tire Pressure Monitor System. See Tire Pressure Monitor Operation on page 6-59. Make certain that all wheel nuts are properly tightened. See “Wheel Nut Torque” under Capacities and Specifications on page 6-114. WARNING: Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is fastened, can make wheel nuts become loose after time.

  • Page 345: When It Is Time For New Tires

    When It Is Time for New Tires You need new tires if any of the following statements are true: Various factors, such as maintenance, temperatures, • You can see the indicators at three or more places driving speeds, vehicle loading, and road conditions around the tire.

  • Page 346: Buying New Tires

    Buying New Tires GM recommends replacing tires in sets of four. This is because uniform tread depth on all tires will help keep your vehicle performing most like GM has developed and matched specific tires for it did when the tires were new. Replacing less your vehicle.

  • Page 347

    Vehicles that have a tire pressure monitoring system could give an inaccurate low-pressure WARNING: warning if non-TPC Spec rated tires are installed on your vehicle. Non-TPC Spec rated tires may give a low-pressure warning that is higher If you use bias-ply tires on the vehicle, or lower than the proper warning level you would the wheel rim flanges could develop cracks get with TPC Spec rated tires.

  • Page 348: Uniform Tire Quality Grading, Different Size Tires And Wheels, Treadwear 200 Traction Aa Temperature A

    Different Size Tires and Wheels Uniform Tire Quality Grading If you add wheels or tires that are a different size than Quality grades can be found where applicable your original equipment wheels and tires, this may affect on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder the way your vehicle performs, including its braking, ride and maximum section width.

  • Page 349: Temperature – A, B, C

    Treadwear Temperature – A, B, C The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, on the wear rate of the tire when tested under and C, representing the tire’s resistance to the controlled conditions on a specified government generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat test course.

  • Page 350: Wheel Replacement, Wheel Alignment And Tire Balance

    Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance 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 The tires and wheels on your vehicle were aligned and equipment parts.

  • Page 351: Tire Chains, Used Replacement Wheels

    Used Replacement Wheels WARNING: (Continued) WARNING: damaged by the tire chains could cause you to lose control of your vehicle and you or others may be injured in a crash. Putting a used wheel on the vehicle is dangerous. Use another type of traction device only if its You cannot know how it has been used or how manufacturer recommends it for use on your far it has been driven.

  • Page 352: If A Tire Goes Flat

    If a Tire Goes Flat WARNING: It is unusual for a tire to blowout while you are driving, especially if you maintain your vehicle’s tires properly. If air goes out of a tire, it is much more likely to leak Lifting a vehicle and getting under it to do out slowly.

  • Page 353: Tire Sealant And Compressor Kit

    Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit WARNING: WARNING: Storing the tire sealant and compressor kit or other equipment in the passenger compartment of Idling a vehicle in an enclosed area with poor the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or ventilation is dangerous.

  • Page 354: Tire Sealant

    The kit includes: Tire Sealant Read and follow the safe handling instructions on the label adhered to the compressor. Check the tire sealant expiration date on the sealant canister. The sealant canister should be replaced before its expiration date. Replacement sealant canisters are available at your local dealer/retailer.

  • Page 355: Punctured Tire

    Using the Tire Sealant and Compressor Always do a safety check first. See If a Tire Goes Flat on page 6-72. Do not remove any objects that have Kit to Temporarily Seal and Inflate a penetrated the tire. Punctured Tire 1.

  • Page 356

    7. Start the vehicle. The vehicle must be running while Notice: If the recommended pressure cannot be reached after approximately 25 minutes, the vehicle using the air compressor. should not be driven farther. The tire is too severely 8. Turn the selector switch (B) clockwise to the damaged and the tire sealant and compressor kit Sealant + Air position.

  • Page 357

    16. If the flat tire was If the tire pressure has fallen more than 10 psi able to inflate to the (68 kPa) below the recommended inflation pressure, recommended inflation stop driving the vehicle. The tire is too severely pressure, remove the damaged and the tire sealant cannot seal the tire.

  • Page 358: Not Punctured

    Using the Tire Sealant and Compressor 3. Place the kit on the ground. Make sure the tire valve stem is positioned close to Kit without Sealant to Inflate a Tire the ground so the hose will reach it. (Not Punctured) 4.

  • Page 359: Removal And Installation Of The Sealant Canister

    10. Inflate the tire to the recommended inflation pressure Removal and Installation of the Sealant using the pressure gage (D). The recommended Canister inflation pressure can be found on the Tire and Loading Information label. See Inflation - Tire To remove the sealant canister: Pressure on page 6-56.

  • Page 360: Changing A Flat Tire, Tire Sealant And Compressor Kit Storage

    Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit Changing a Flat Tire Storage If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on the hazard The tire sealant and compressor kit is located in the warning flashers.

  • Page 361: Removing The Spare Tire And Tools

    The following information explains how to use the jack and change a tire. WARNING: (Continued) Removing the Spare Tire and Tools To be even more certain the vehicle will not move, you should put blocks at the front and rear of the The equipment you will need is in the trunk.

  • Page 362: Tire Changing Tools

    4. Remove the wing nut holding the jack in place. 5. Remove the jack and wheel wrench from the trunk. Tire Changing Tools 1. Turn the wing nut counterclockwise to loosen wheel wrench. 2. Unhook the wheel wrench from the jack. The tools you will be using include the wheel wrench (A) and jack (B).

  • Page 363: Removing The Flat Tire And Installing The Spare Tire

    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire 1. Do a safety check before proceeding. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 6-80. 2. If the vehicle has a wheel cover or hubcap that has plastic wheel nut caps, loosen the plastic nut caps. You might need to use the wheel wrench to loosen them.

  • Page 364

    4. Use the wrench to loosen all the wheel nuts. Do not 5. Position the lift head at the jack location nearest the remove them yet. flat tire. Make sure all of the jack lift head is touching the jacking flange under the body. Do not place the jack under a body panel.

  • Page 365

    WARNING: Getting under a vehicle when it is jacked up is dangerous. If the vehicle slips off the jack, you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. WARNING: Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned can damage the vehicle and even 7.

  • Page 366

    8. Remove all of the wheel nuts. WARNING: 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 changing a wheel, remove any rust or dirt from places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle.

  • Page 367

    WARNING: Never use oil or grease on bolts or nuts because the nuts might come loose. The vehicle’s wheel could fall off, causing a crash. 12. Put the wheel nuts back on with the rounded end toward the wheel. Tighten each nut by hand or with the wrench until the wheel is held against the hub.

  • Page 368

    14. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross WARNING: sequence, as shown, with the wheel wrench. 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 369: Storing A Flat Tire And Tools

    Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools Storing a Flat Tire and Tools WARNING: Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone.

  • Page 370

    5. Raise the jack to the 7. With the valve stem up, place the tire on the height shown and compartment floor with the rear of the tire under the lock the wrench onto trim panel. The tire may not lay completely flat. the jack.

  • Page 371

    A. Cover B. Wing Nut C. Extension D. Flat Tire (valve stem up) E. Nut F. Jack G. Bolt The compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as you can. See Compact Spare Tire on page 6-93. 6-91...

  • Page 372: Storing The Spare Tire And Tools

    Storing the Spare Tire and Tools WARNING: Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place.

  • Page 373

    4. Raise the jack to the Compact Spare Tire height shown and lock the wrench onto the jack. WARNING: 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.

  • Page 374: Appearance Care, Interior Cleaning

    After installing the compact spare on the vehicle, stop as Appearance Care soon as possible and make sure the spare tire is correctly inflated. The compact spare is made to perform well at Interior Cleaning speeds up to 65 mph (105 km/h) for distances up to 3,000 miles (5 000 km), so you can finish your trip The vehicle’s interior will continue to look its best if it is and have the full-size tire repaired or replaced at your...

  • Page 375

    Notice: Using abrasive cleaners when cleaning Do not clean the vehicle using: glass surfaces on the vehicle, could scratch • A knife or any other sharp object to remove a soil the glass and/or cause damage to the rear window from any interior surface.

  • Page 376

    Fabric/Carpet 3. Start on the outside edge of the soil and gently rub toward the center. Continue cleaning, using a clean area of the cloth each time it becomes soiled. Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment frequently to remove dust and loose dirt. A canister 4.

  • Page 377

    Leather Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces A soft cloth dampened with water can be used to remove dust. If a more thorough cleaning is necessary, a soft A soft cloth dampened with water may be used to cloth dampened with a mild soap solution can be used. remove dust.

  • Page 378: Care Of Safety Belts, Washing Your Vehicle

    Care of Safety Belts Washing Your Vehicle Keep belts clean and dry. The best way to preserve the vehicle’s finish is to keep it clean by washing it often. Notice: Certain cleaners contain chemicals that can WARNING: damage the emblems or nameplates on the vehicle. Check the cleaning product label.

  • Page 379: Cleaning Exterior Lamps/lenses, Finish Care

    Dry the finish with a soft, clean chamois or an all-cotton If the vehicle has a basecoat/clearcoat paint finish, the towel to avoid surface scratches and water spotting. clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that are High pressure car washes may cause water to enter non-abrasive and made for a basecoat/clearcoat paint the vehicle.

  • Page 380: Aluminum Wheels, Windshield And Wiper Blades

    Protecting Exterior Bright Metal Parts Aluminum Wheels Bright metal parts should be cleaned regularly to keep Notice: Chrome wheels and other chrome trim may their luster. Washing with water is all that is usually be damaged if the vehicle is not washed after driving needed.

  • Page 381: Sheet Metal Damage, Finish Damage

    The surface of these wheels is similar to the painted Sheet Metal Damage surface of the vehicle. Do not use strong soaps, chemicals, abrasive polishes, abrasive cleaners, If the vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal cleaners with acid, or abrasive cleaning brushes repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop on them because the surface could be damaged.

  • Page 382: Vehicle Identification, Underbody Maintenance, Vehicle Identification Number (vin), Chemical Paint Spotting

    Underbody Maintenance Vehicle Identification Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) control can collect on the underbody. If these are not removed, corrosion and rust can develop on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust system even though they have corrosion protection.

  • Page 383: Electrical System, Engine Identification, Add-on Electrical Equipment, Service Parts Identification Label

    Engine Identification Electrical System The eighth character in the VIN is the engine code. This code identifies the vehicle’s engine, specifications, Add-On Electrical Equipment and replacement parts. See “Engine Specifications” under Capacities and Specifications on page 6-114 Notice: Do not add anything electrical to the for the vehicle’s engine code.

  • Page 384: Windshield Wiper Fuses, Power Windows And Other Power Options

    Windshield Wiper Fuses Fuses The windshield wiper motor is protected by a circuit The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from breaker and a fuse. If the motor overheats due to heavy short circuits by a combination of fuses, circuit breakers snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the motor cools.

  • Page 385

    Instrument Panel Fuse Block The instrument panel fuse block is located on the instrument panel near the floor on the passenger side of the vehicle. Remove the panel cover to access the fuse block, then remove the fuse block cover to access the fuses. The vehicle might not have all the fuses and features listed.

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    Fuses Usage Fuses Usage POWER IGN SENSOR Ignition Switch Power Mirrors MIRRORS STRG WHL Steering Wheel Illumination Electronic Power Steering ILLUM Cruise Control Switch, Passenger RUN/CRANK Not Used Airbag Status Indicator INSTALLED HVAC Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning RADIO Audio System BLOWER HIGH Blower - High Speed Relay INTERIOR...

  • Page 388: Engine Compartment Fuse Block

    Engine Compartment Fuse Block Fuses Usage The vehicle may not be equipped with all the fuses and Not Used INSTALLED features listed. The engine compartment fuse block is located on the Not Used INSTALLED driver side of the engine compartment, near the battery. AIRBAG Notice: Spilling liquid on any electrical components Airbag (Battery)

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    Fuses Usage Fuses Usage Air Conditioner Clutch Transmission Control Module Ignition 1 Electronic Throttle Control Mass Airflow Sensor (LY7) Not Used Emission 6-109...

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    Fuses Usage Fuses Usage Left Headlamp Low-Beam Body Control Module 2 Horn Starter Right Headlamp Low-Beam Electric Power Steering Front Fog Lamps Transmission Control Module Battery Left Headlamp High-Beam Ignition Module (LZ4, LZE, Right Headlamp High-Beam LE9 & LE5); Injectors, Ignition Coils Odd (LY7) Engine Control Module BATT Injectors (LZ4, LZE, LE9 &...

  • Page 391: Rear Compartment Fuse Block

    Relays Usage Diodes Usage Wiper Cooling Fan 1 Cooling Fan Series/Parallel Rear Compartment Fuse Block Cooling Fan 2 Starter Run/Crank, Ignition Powertrain Air Conditioning Clutch High Beam Front Fog Lamps Horn Low-Beam Headlamp Windshield Wiper 1 Windshield Wiper 2 The rear compartment fuse block is located in the trunk Daytime Running Lamps of the vehicle.

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    Fuses Usage Fuses Usage Passenger Seat Controls Not Used Driver Seat Controls Emission 2, Canister Vent Solenoid Not Used Park Lamps, Instrument Panel Dimming 6-112...

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    Fuses Usage Fuses Usage Not Used Heated Mirrors Not Used Fuel Pump Not Used Relays Usage Sunroof Controls Rear Window Defogger Not Used Not Used Park Lamps Audio Amplifier Not Used Heated Seat Controls Not Used Not Used Not Used Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System, XM™...

  • Page 394: Capacities And Specifications

    Capacities and Specifications The following approximate capacities are given in metric and English conversions. Please refer to Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 7-10 for more information. Capacities Application Metric English For the air conditioning system refrigerant charge amount, see the refrigerant caution label located Air Conditioning Refrigerant R134a under the hood.

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    Capacities Application Metric English Fuel Tank 61.7 L 16.3 gal Wheel Nut Torque 140 Y 100 lb ft *See Automatic Transmission Fluid on page 6-26 for information on checking fluid level. All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this manual.

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  • Page 397: Table Of Contents

    Section 7 Maintenance Schedule Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ....7-10 Maintenance Schedule ........7-2 Maintenance Replacement Parts .....7-11 Introduction ...........7-2 Engine Drive Belt Routing ......7-12 Scheduled Maintenance ........7-3 Maintenance Record ........7-14 Owner Checks and Services ......7-8...

  • Page 398: Maintenance Schedule

    Maintenance Schedule The maintenance schedule is for vehicles that: • carry passengers and cargo within recommended limits on the Tire and Loading Information label. Introduction See Loading the Vehicle on page 5-20. • are driven on reasonable road surfaces within legal Notice: Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections, driving limits.

  • Page 399: Scheduled Maintenance

    At your General Motors dealer/retailer, you can be Scheduled Maintenance certain that you will receive the highest level of service available. Your dealer /retailer has specially trained When the Change Oil Soon Message service technicians, uses genuine GM replacement Displays parts, as well as, up to date tools and equipment to ensure fast and accurate diagnostics.

  • Page 400: Maintenance Ii, Maintenance I

    When the Change Oil Soon message displays, certain • Fluids visual leak check (or every 12 months, services, checks, and inspections are required. The whichever occurs first). A leak in any system must services described for Maintenance I should be be repaired and the fluid level checked.

  • Page 401: Additional Required Services

    • Once a Year Body hinges and latches, key lock cylinders, folding seat hardware, and rear compartment hinges • Starter switch check. See Owner Checks and lubrication. See Recommended Fluids and Services on page 7-8. Lubricants on page 7-10. More frequent lubrication •...

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    First Engine Oil Change After Every First Engine Oil Change After Every 40 000 km/25,000 Miles 160 000 km/100,000 Miles • • Fuel system inspection for damage or leaks. Automatic transmission fluid change (normal service). See Automatic Transmission Fluid First Engine Oil Change After Every on page 6-26.

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    Scheduled Maintenance Service Maintenance I Maintenance II • • Change engine oil and filter. Reset oil life system. • • Engine coolant level check. • • Windshield washer fluid level check. • • Tire inflation pressures check. • • Tire wear inspection. •...

  • Page 404: Owner Checks And Services, Starter Switch Check

    Owner Checks and Services Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check Starter Switch Check WARNING: WARNING: When you are doing this inspection, the vehicle When you are doing this inspection, the vehicle could move suddenly. If the vehicle moves, you or could move suddenly.

  • Page 405: Ignition Transmission Lock Check

    Ignition Transmission Lock Check Park on a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facing downhill. Keeping your foot on the regular brake, set the While parked, and with the parking brake set, try to turn parking brake. the ignition to LOCK/OFF in each shift lever position. •...

  • Page 406: Recommended Fluids And Lubricants

    Recommended Fluids and Usage Fluid/Lubricant Lubricants Hydraulic GM Power Steering Fluid Power Steering (GM Part No. U.S. 89021184, System (if Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part in Canada 89021186). equipped) number, or specification can be obtained from your ®...

  • Page 407: Maintenance Replacement Parts

    Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer/retailer. Part Part Numbers ACDelco Part Numbers Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 22676970 A1627C Engine Oil Filter 2.4L L4 Engine 12605566 PF457G 3.5L V6 Engine 19210285 PF61 3.6L V6 Engine...

  • Page 408: Engine Drive Belt Routing

    Engine Drive Belt Routing 3.5L V6 Engine 2.4L L4 Engine 7-12...

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    3.6L V6 Engine 7-13...

  • Page 410: Maintenance Record

    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. Retain all maintenance receipts. Maintenance Record Odometer Date Serviced By Services Performed Reading 7-14...

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    Maintenance Record (cont’d) Odometer Date Serviced By Services Performed Reading 7-15...

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    Maintenance Record (cont’d) Odometer Date Serviced By Services Performed Reading 7-16...

  • Page 413: Customer Assistance Information

    Section 8 Customer Assistance Information Reporting Safety Defects ........8-16 Customer Assistance and Information ....8-2 Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Customer Satisfaction Procedure ......8-2 Government ..........8-16 Online Owner Center ........8-5 Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Customer Assistance for Text Telephone Government ..........8-17 (TTY) Users ..........8-6 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ..8-17...

  • Page 414: Customer Assistance And Information, Customer Satisfaction Procedure

    Information resolved by the dealership without further help, in the U.S., call the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-222-1020. In Canada, call General Motors of Customer Satisfaction Procedure Canada Customer Communication Centre at 1-800-263-3777 (English), or 1-800-263-7854 (French).

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    STEP THREE — U.S. Owners: Both General Motors You may contact the BBB Auto Line Program using the and your dealer are committed to making sure you toll-free telephone number or write them at the following are completely satisfied with your new vehicle. However, address: if you continue to remain unsatisfied after following BBB Auto Line Program...

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    STEP THREE — Canadian Owners: In the event that For further information concerning eligibility in the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP), call you do not feel your concerns have been addressed after following the procedure outlined in Steps 1 and 2, toll-free 1-800-207-0685, or call the General Motors General Motors of Canada Limited wants you to be aware Customer Communication Centre, 1-800-263-3777...

  • Page 417: Online Owner Center, My Gm Canada (canada) —

    • Online service and maintenance records • My Dealers/Retailers: Save details such as address • Find Chevrolet dealers for service nationwide and phone number for each of your preferred GM • dealers/retailers. Exclusive privileges and offers •...

  • Page 418: P.o. Box, Canada — Customer Assistance, Customer Assistance Offices, Overseas — Customer Assistance

    Chevrolet encourages customers to call the toll-free 1-800-263-7854 (French) number for assistance. However, if a customer wishes 1-800-263-3830 (For Text Telephone devices (TTYs)) to write or e-mail Chevrolet, the letter should be Roadside Assistance: 1-800-268-6800 addressed to: Overseas — Customer Assistance United States —...

  • Page 419: Gm Mobility Reimbursement Program

    Mexico, Central America and Caribbean The offer is available for a very limited period of time from the date of vehicle purchase/lease. For more Islands/Countries (Except Puerto Rico details, or to determine your vehicle’s eligibility, visit and U.S. Virgin Islands) — Customer or call the GM Mobility Assistance Center at 1-800-323-9935.

  • Page 420: Calling For Assistance

    Roadside Assistance is not a part of the New Vehicle • Model, year, color, and license plate number of the Limited Warranty. Chevrolet and General Motors of Canada Limited reserve the right to make any changes vehicle or discontinue the Roadside Assistance program at •...

  • Page 421: Services Provided, Services Not Included In Roadside Assistance

    Services Not Included in Roadside • Emergency Tow From a Public Road or Highway: Assistance Tow to the nearest Chevrolet dealer for warranty service, or if the vehicle was in a crash and cannot • Impound towing caused by violation of any laws.

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    Services Specific to Canadian • Trip Interruption Benefits and Assistance: Must be over 250 kilometres from where your trip was Purchased Vehicles started to qualify. General Motors of Canada Limited • requires pre-authorization, original detailed Fuel delivery: Reimbursement is approximately receipts, and a copy of the repair orders.

  • Page 423: Scheduling Service Appointments, Courtesy Transportation Program

    Scheduling Service Appointments Courtesy Transportation Program When your vehicle requires warranty service, contact To enhance your ownership experience, we and your dealer/retailer and request an appointment. our participating dealers are proud to offer Courtesy By scheduling a service appointment and advising your Transportation, a customer support program for vehicles service consultant of your transportation needs, your with the New Vehicle Limited Warranty (Base Warranty...

  • Page 424: Transportation Options, Additional Program Information

    Transportation Options Courtesy Rental Vehicle Your dealer may arrange to provide you with a courtesy Warranty service can generally be completed while you rental vehicle or reimburse you for a rental vehicle wait. However, if you are unable to wait, GM helps that you obtain if your vehicle is kept for an overnight to minimize your inconvenience by providing several warranty repair.

  • Page 425: Collision Damage Repair, Collision Parts

    Collision Damage Repair 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, If your vehicle is involved in a collision and it is the parts being recycled are from undamaged sections damaged, have the damage repaired by a qualified of the vehicle.

  • Page 426: Repair Facility, If A Crash Occurs, Insuring Your Vehicle

    Repair Facility If your vehicle is leased, the leasing company may require you to have insurance that assures repairs with We recommend that you choose a collision repair Genuine GM Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) facility that meets your needs before you ever need parts or Genuine Manufacturer replacement parts.

  • Page 427

    • • If you need roadside assistance, call GM Roadside If possible, call your insurance company from the Assistance. See Roadside Assistance Program on scene of the crash. They will walk you through the page 8-7 for more information. information they will need. If they ask for a police report, phone or go to the police department •...

  • Page 428: Reporting Safety Defects

    Managing the Vehicle Damage Repair Reporting Safety Defects Process Reporting Safety Defects to the In the event that your vehicle requires damage repairs, GM recommends that you take an active role in its United States Government repair. If you have a pre-determined repair facility of choice, take your vehicle there, or have it towed there.

  • Page 429: Detroit, Mi, Service Publications Ordering Information, Service Manuals, Service Bulletins

    Owner publications are written specifically for owners and intended to provide basic operational information Chevrolet Motor Division about the vehicle. The owner manual includes the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center Maintenance Schedule for all models. P.O. Box 33170 Detroit, MI 48232-5170...

  • Page 430: Vehicle Data Recording And Privacy, Current And Past Model Order Forms

    Current and Past Model Order Forms Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy Technical Service Bulletins and Manuals are available for current and past model GM vehicles. To request an order form, specify year and model name of Your GM vehicle has a number of sophisticated the vehicle.

  • Page 431: Event Data Recorders

    Event Data Recorders Important: EDR data is recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data is recorded by the EDR under normal driving conditions This vehicle has an Event Data Recorder (EDR). The and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or and crash location) is recorded.

  • Page 432: Navigation System, Radio Frequency Statement, Radio Frequency Identification (rfid)

    ® OnStar starting, and in-vehicle transmitters for garage door openers. RFID technology in GM vehicles does not use or record personal information or link with any other If the vehicle has OnStar and you subscribe to the GM system containing personal information. OnStar services, please refer to the OnStar Terms and Conditions for information on data collection and use.

  • Page 433: Table Of Contents

    Airbags ............2-75 Passenger Status Indicator ......4-29 Accessories and Modifications ......6-3 Readiness Light .......... 4-28 Accessory Power ..........3-23 System Check ..........2-58 Accessory Power Outlets ......... 4-15 AM ............... 4-85 Adding Washer Fluid ........6-35 Antenna Additional Factors Affecting System Operation ..2-72 Backglass ...........

  • Page 434: Table Of Contents

    Arming the System ......... 3-18 Battery Replacement ......... 3-6 Assistance Program, Roadside ......8-7 Belt Routing, Engine ........7-12 Audio System ......... 4-52, 4-74 Blizzard Conditions .......... 5-18 Audio Steering Wheel Controls ...... 4-84 Bluetooth Controls ........... 4-74 ® Radio Reception .......... 4-85 Bluetooth .............

  • Page 435: Table Of Contents

    Check Engine Lamp ..........4-35 Calibration ............. 3-36 Check Engine Light ......... 4-35 California Checking Coolant ..........6-29 Perchlorate Materials Requirements ....6-4 Checking Engine Oil ........6-19 Warning ............6-4 Checking Things Under the Hood ...... 6-12 California Fuel ..........6-6 Chemical Paint Spotting .........

  • Page 436: Table Of Contents

    Cleaning (cont.) Cooling System ..........6-26 Washing Your Vehicle ........6-98 Courtesy Transportation Program ...... 8-11 Weatherstrips ..........6-98 Coverage ............8-8 Windshield and Wiper Blades ...... 6-100 Cruise Control ..........4-7 Cleaning the Mirror ......... 3-36 Light ............4-39 Clearing the System ........

  • Page 437: Table Of Contents

    Door Driving on Snow or Ice ........5-17 Driving with a Trailer ........5-34 Ajar Reminder ..........3-10 Delayed Locking .......... 3-10 Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) Tones ..4-82 Locks ............3-9 Power Locks ..........3-9 Programmable Automatic Door Locks ..... 3-10 Rear Door Security Locks ......

  • Page 438: Table Of Contents

    Engine Express-Up Window ........3-16 Extender, Safety Belt ........2-32 Air Cleaner/Filter ......... 6-24 Check and Service Engine Soon Lamp ... 4-35 Exterior Mirrors ..........1-10 Compartment Overview ........ 6-14 Coolant ............6-27 Coolant Heater ..........3-25 Coolant Temperature Gage ......4-34 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Coolant Temperature Warning Light ....

  • Page 439: Table Of Contents

    Front Storage Area ......... 3-46 Gasoline Fuel ............... 6-5 Octane ............6-6 Additives ............6-7 Specifications ..........6-6 California Fuel ..........6-6 Glove Box ............. 3-45 E85 (85% Ethanol) ........6-8 GM Mobility Reimbursement Program ....8-7 Filling a Portable Fuel Container ....6-12 Filling the Tank ...........

  • Page 440: Table Of Contents

    Hood If the On Indicator is Lit for a Child Restraint ..2-71 Checking Things Under ........ 6-12 Ignition Positions ..........3-22 Release ............. 6-13 Ignition Transmission Lock Check ....... 7-9 Horn ............... 4-3 Infants and Young Children, Restraints ....2-36 How OnStar Service Works ......

  • Page 441: Table Of Contents

    Lights (cont.) Safety Belt Reminders ........4-27 Labeling, Tire Sidewall ........6-50 Security ............. 4-38 Lamps Tire Pressure ..........4-34 Daytime Running (DRL) ........ 4-11 Loading a CD ..........4-61 Dome ............4-13 Loading Your Vehicle ........5-20 License Plate ..........6-47 Locks Malfunction Indicator ........

  • Page 442: Table Of Contents

    Maximum Air Conditioning ........ 4-18 Online Owner Center ........8-5 Message Online Owner Center DIC Warnings and Messages ......4-43 (U.S.) — ..8-5 Mirrors OnStar, Privacy ..........8-20 Automatic Dimming Rearview ......3-36 OnStar Steering Wheel Controls ......1-26 Manual Rearview .........

  • Page 443: Table Of Contents

    Overseas — Customer Assistance ...... 8-6 Phone ® Owner Checks and Services ......7-8 Bluetooth ..........4-73 Owner Information ........... 8-17 Playing a CD ..........4-62 Owners, Canadian ..........iii Playing a CD-R or CD-RW MP3 ....... 4-67 Playing an MP3 CD-R or CD-RW Disc ....4-63 Playing the Radio ...........

  • Page 444: Table Of Contents

    Programming Universal Home Rearview Mirrors ..........3-36 Remote — Fixed Code ......... 3-41 Automatic Dimming ........3-36 Programming Universal Home Receiving a Call ..........4-80 Remote — Rolling Code ....... 3-40 Reclining Seatbacks .......... 2-6 Proposition 65 Warning, California ....... 6-4 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ....

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    Restraint System Check Safety Defects Reporting Checking the Restraint Systems ....2-75 Canadian Government ........8-17 Replacing Restraint System Parts After a General Motors ........... 8-17 Crash ............. 2-76 U.S. Government ......... 8-16 Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ...... 3-23 Safety Warnings and Symbols ......iv Ride Control Systems ........

  • Page 446: Table Of Contents

    Service (cont.) Split Folding Rear Seat ........2-10 Start Vehicle, Remote ........3-6 Engine Soon Lamp ........4-35 Parts Identification Label ......6-103 Starter Switch Check ........7-8 Publications Ordering Information ....8-17 Starting the Engine ......... 3-24 Scheduling Appointments ......8-11 Starting the Vehicle ...........

  • Page 447: Table Of Contents

    Tires (cont.) Inflation - Tire Pressure ........ 6-56 Tachometer ............ 4-27 Inspection and Rotation ........ 6-63 Taillamps Installing the Spare Tire ........ 6-83 Turn Signal, and Stoplamps ......6-45 Pressure Light ..........4-34 Telescopic Wheel ..........4-3 Pressure Monitor Operation ......6-59 Temperature –...

  • Page 448: Table Of Contents

    Traction Using ABS ............5-5 Control System (TCS) ........5-7 Using Softkeys to Control a USB Storage Traction Control Operation ......... 5-8 Device or iPod ..........4-70 Traction – AA, A, B, C ........6-69 Using the Auxiliary Input Jack ......4-64 Trailer Brakes ..........

  • Page 449: Table Of Contents

    Vehicle Personalization ........1-20 When It Is Time for New Tires ......6-65 DIC ............4-47 When the Change Oil Soon Message Vehicle Storage ..........6-40 Displays ............7-3 Ventilation Adjustment ........4-24 When to Add Engine Oil ........6-20 Visors ............

  • Page 450: Table Of Contents

    XM Radio Messages ........4-72 Your Responsibility .......... 1-26 XM Satellite Radio Service ....... 4-61 XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna ............. 4-86 XM™ Satellite Radio Service ......4-85...

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