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2009 HUMMER H2 Owner Manual
Seats and Restraint System ............................. 1-1
Head Restraints
......................................... 1-2
Front Seats
............................................... 1-4
Rear Seats
.............................................. 1-10
Safety Belts
............................................. 1-20
Child Restraints
....................................... 1-40
Airbag System
......................................... 1-67
Restraint System Check
Features and Controls ..................................... 2-1
Keys
........................................................ 2-3
Doors and Locks
...................................... 2-10
Windows
................................................. 2-19
Theft-Deterrent Systems
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
Mirrors
.................................................... 2-47
Object Detection Systems
®
OnStar
System
...................................... 2-54
Universal Home Remote System
Storage Areas
......................................... 2-64
Sunroof
.................................................. 2-68
Instrument Panel ............................................. 3-1
Instrument Panel Overview
Climate Controls
...................................... 3-22
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
Driver Information Center (DIC)
Audio System(s)
....................................... 3-72
............................ 1-80
............................ 2-23
........... 2-27
.......................... 2-50
................ 2-57
.......................... 3-4
........ 3-29
.................. 3-46
Driving Your Vehicle ....................................... 4-1
Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle
Towing
................................................... 4-50
Service and Appearance Care .......................... 5-1
Service
..................................................... 5-3
Fuel
......................................................... 5-5
Checking Things Under the Hood
Rear Axle
............................................... 5-47
Four-Wheel Drive
..................................... 5-48
Front Axle
............................................... 5-49
Bulb Replacement
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
Tires
...................................................... 5-57
Appearance Care
Vehicle Identification
Electrical System
.................................... 5-109
Capacities and Specifications
Maintenance Schedule ..................................... 6-1
Maintenance Schedule
Customer Assistance Information .................... 7-1
Customer Assistance and Information
Reporting Safety Defects
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
Index ................................................................ 1
M
....... 4-2
............... 5-11
.................................... 5-50
......... 5-56
................................... 5-102
............................... 5-109
................... 5-117
................................ 6-2
........... 7-2
........................... 7-14
........... 7-16

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  • Page 1 2009 HUMMER H2 Owner Manual Seats and Restraint System ......1-1 Driving Your Vehicle ........4-1 Head Restraints ......... 1-2 Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle ..4-2 Front Seats Towing ..........1-4 ........... 4-50 Rear Seats ..........1-10 Service and Appearance Care ......
  • Page 2: Canadian Owners

    Detroit, MI 48207 1-800-551-4123 helminc.com GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, HUMMER, the name HUMMER, H2 and the H2 Design are Propriétaires Canadiens registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. On peut obtenir un exemplaire de ce guide en français This manual includes the latest information at the time it auprès de concessionnaire ou à...
  • Page 3: Vehicle Symbols

    Safety Warnings and Symbols A notice tells about something that can damage the vehicle. A circle with a slash Notice: These mean there is something that could through it is a safety damage your vehicle. symbol which means Many times, this damage would not be covered by the “Do Not,”...
  • Page 4 Vehicle Symbol Chart : Fuses Here are some additional symbols that may be found on : Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer the vehicle and what they mean. For more information on the symbol, refer to the index. : LATCH System Child Restraints : Airbag Readiness Light : Malfunction Indicator Lamp : Air Conditioning...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Section 1 Seats and Restraint System Head Restraints ..........1-2 Child Restraint Systems .........1-47 Where to Put the Restraint ......1-50 Front Seats ............1-4 Lower Anchors and Tethers for Power Seats ..........1-4 Children (LATCH) ........1-51 Power Lumbar ..........1-5 Securing a Child Restraint in a Heated Seats ..........1-6 Rear Seat Position ........1-62 Memory Seat and Mirrors ........1-6...
  • Page 6 Head Restraints The front seats have adjustable head restraints in the outboard seating positions. CAUTION: With head restraints that are not installed and adjusted properly, there is a greater chance that occupants will suffer a neck/spinal injury in a crash. Do not drive until the head restraints for all occupants are installed and adjusted properly.
  • Page 7 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. The rear seat has head rests that can be adjusted up and down. Pull the head restraint up to raise it.
  • Page 8 Front Seats On a vehicle with power seats, the controls used to operate them are located on the outboard side of the seats. To adjust the seat, do any of the following: Power Seats • Move the seat forward or rearward by sliding the control forward or rearward.
  • Page 9 Power Lumbar If the seats have power lumbar, the controls used to operate this feature are located on the outboard side of the seats. • To increase lumbar support, press and hold the front of the control. • To decrease lumbar support, press and hold the rear of the control.
  • Page 10 Heated Seats Memory Seat and Mirrors On vehicles with heated front seats, the controls are If the vehicle has this feature, the controls for the located on the driver and passenger doors. memory function are located on the driver door. (Heated Seatback): Press to turn on the heated 1: Saves the seating position for driver 1.
  • Page 11: Easy Exit Seat

    Easy Exit Seat To store the memory settings: 1. While the vehicle is in P (Park), adjust the driver To store the seat exit position: seat, including the seatback recliner, lumbar, and 1. Press and release the button 1. The seat will move side wing area, and both outside mirrors to a to the stored memory position.
  • Page 12 Power Reclining Seatbacks CAUTION: The front seats have power reclining seatbacks. The control used to operate the seatbacks is located on the outboard side of the seats. 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.
  • Page 13 CAUTION: (Continued) The lap belt cannot do its job either. In a crash the belt could go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries. For proper protection when the vehicle is in motion, have the seatback upright.
  • Page 14 Rear Seats (Heated Seat): To heat the seat cushion, press the button with the heated seat symbol. A heated seat symbol will be shown in the RSA display to Heated Seats indicate that the feature is on. Press the button to cycle through the temperature settings of high, medium, and On vehicles with rear low, and to turn it off.
  • Page 15 Split Folding Rear Seat Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts still fastened may cause damage to the seat or the safety belts. Always unbuckle the safety belts and return The split bench and bucket seats can be folded to them to their normal stowed position before folding provide more cargo space.
  • Page 16: Returning The Seat To An Upright Position

    Returning the Seat(s) to an Upright CAUTION: (Continued) Position could be seriously injured. After raising the rear seatback, always check to be sure that the safety CAUTION: belts are properly routed and attached, and are not twisted. If either seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash.
  • Page 17 Bucket Seats (Reclining Seatbacks) To recline the seatback: 1. Lift the recline lever. Vehicles with bucket seats have a manual reclining 2. Move the seatback to the desired position, then seat back function. release the lever to lock the seatback in place. 3.
  • Page 18 Third Row Seat Folding the Seatback To fold the seatback: Entering or Exiting the Third Row Seat Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts If the vehicle has a third row seat, it is intended for still fastened may cause damage to the seat or the two passengers and has only two designated seating safety belts.
  • Page 19: Unfolding The Seatback

    Unfolding the Seatback Tilting the Seat 1. Fold the seatback forward using the instructions listed previously. CAUTION: 2. Unlatch the seat from the floor by pulling up If either seatback is not locked, it could move on the lever labeled 2, forward in a sudden stop or crash.
  • Page 20 Returning the Seat from a Tilted to an To return the seatback to an upright position: Upright Position CAUTION: If either seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always push and pull on the seatbacks to be sure they are locked.
  • Page 21: Removing The Seat

    5. Pull up on the release 2. Fold the seatback lever labeled 1 and then forward onto the seat pull up on the seatback cushion by using until the seatback locks the lever labeled 1. into the upright The seat cannot be position.
  • Page 22 Installing the Seat CAUTION: If either seatback is not locked, it could move forward in a sudden stop or crash. That could cause injury to the person sitting there. Always push and pull on the seatbacks to be sure they are locked.
  • Page 23 CAUTION: A safety belt that is improperly routed, not properly attached, or twisted will not provide the protection needed in a crash. The person wearing the belt could be seriously injured. After raising the rear seatback, always check to be sure that the safety belts are properly routed and attached, and are not twisted.
  • Page 24 Safety Belts CAUTION: Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone People riding on the tailgate (if equipped) can This part of the manual tells you how to use safety easily lose their balance and fall even when the belts properly. It also tells you some things you should vehicle is operated at low speeds.
  • Page 25: Why Safety Belts Work

    Why Safety Belts Work In most states and in all Canadian provinces, the law 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 26 Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider does not stop. 1-22...
  • Page 27 The person keeps going until stopped by something. In or the instrument panel... a real vehicle, it could be the windshield... 1-23...
  • Page 28: 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 29 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 30 Sit up straight and always keep your feet on the floor in front of you. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones and you would be less likely to slide under the lap belt.
  • Page 31 What is wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit snugly against your body. The shoulder belt is too loose.
  • Page 32 What is wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your lap belt is too loose. In a crash, you could slide under the lap belt and apply force 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 33 What is wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not on the pelvic bones. This could cause serious internal injuries.
  • Page 34 What is wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt goes over an armrest like this. The belt would be much too high. In a crash, you can slide under the belt. The belt force would then be applied on the abdomen, not on the pelvic bones, and that could cause serious or fatal injuries.
  • Page 35 What is wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would move too far forward, which would increase the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the ribs, which are not as strong as shoulder bones.
  • Page 36 What is wrong with this? CAUTION: 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 37 What is wrong with this? CAUTION: You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt. In a crash, you would not have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly, or ask your dealer/retailer to fix it.
  • Page 38 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 39 4. To make the lap part tight, pull up on the To unlatch the belt, push the button on the buckle. shoulder belt. The belt should return to its stowed position. Slide the latch plate up the safety belt webbing when the safety belt It may be necessary to pull stitching on the safety is not in use.
  • Page 40: Safety Belt Pretensioners

    Safety Belt Pretensioners Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides This vehicle has safety belt pretensioners for Rear shoulder belt comfort guides may provide added front outboard occupants. Although the safety belt safety belt comfort for older children who have outgrown pretensioners cannot be seen, they are part of the safety booster seats and for some adults.
  • Page 41 2. Place the guide over the belt, and insert the 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top.
  • Page 42 CAUTION: A safety belt that is not properly worn may not provide the protection needed in a crash. The person wearing the belt could be seriously injured. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces.
  • Page 43 Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety Belt Extender Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant If the safety belt will fasten around you, you should women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be use it. seriously injured if they do not wear safety belts. But if a safety belt is not long enough, your dealer/retailer will order you an extender.
  • Page 44 Child Restraints The manufacturer’s instructions that come with the booster seat state the weight and height limitations for that booster. Use a booster seat with a lap-shoulder belt Older Children until the child passes the below fit test: • Sit all the way back on the seat. Do the knees bend at the seat edge? If yes, continue.
  • Page 45 What is the proper way to wear safety belts? CAUTION: An older child should wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt can provide. The shoulder belt should not cross the face Never do this. or neck. The lap belt should fit snugly below the hips, Never allow two children to wear the same safety just touching the top of the thighs.
  • Page 46 CAUTION: 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 47 Infants and Young Children Airbags plus lap-shoulder belts offer protection for adults Everyone in a vehicle needs protection! This includes and older children, but not for young children and infants. infants and all other children. Neither the distance Neither the vehicle’s safety belt system nor its airbag traveled nor the age and size of the traveler changes the system is designed for them.
  • Page 48 CAUTION: Never do this. Never hold an infant or a child while riding in a vehicle. Due to crash forces, an infant or a child will become so heavy it is not possible to hold it during a crash. For example, in a crash at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12 lb (5.5 kg) infant will suddenly become a 240 lb (110 kg) force on a person’s arms.
  • Page 49 CAUTION: Never do this. Children who are up against, or very close to, any airbag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. Never put a rear-facing child restraint in the right front seat. Secure a rear-facing child restraint in a rear seat.
  • Page 50 What are the different types of add-on child restraints? CAUTION: Add-on child restraints, which are purchased by the vehicle’s owner, are available in four basic types. To reduce the risk of neck and head injury during Selection of a particular restraint should take into a crash, infants need complete support.
  • Page 51: Child Restraint Systems

    Child Restraint Systems CAUTION: 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 52 Securing an Add-On Child Restraint in the Vehicle CAUTION: A child can be seriously injured or killed in a crash if the child restraint is not properly secured in the vehicle. Secure the child restraint properly in the vehicle using the vehicle’s safety belt or LATCH system, following the instructions that came with that child restraint and the instructions in this manual.
  • Page 53: Securing The Child Within The Child Restraint

    Securing the Child Within the Child To help reduce the chance of injury, the child restraint must be secured in the vehicle. Child restraint systems Restraint must be secured in vehicle seats by lap belts or the lap belt portion of a lap-shoulder belt, or by the LATCH system.
  • Page 54: Where To Put The Restraint

    Where to Put the Restraint CAUTION: According to accident statistics, children and infants are safer when properly restrained in a child restraint system or infant restraint system secured in a rear A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be seating position.
  • Page 55: Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children (latch)

    Lower Anchors and Tethers for CAUTION: (Continued) Children (LATCH) The LATCH system holds a child restraint during driving Secure rear-facing child restraints in a rear seat, or in a crash. This system is designed to make installation even if the airbag is off. If you secure a of a child restraint easier.
  • Page 56: Top Tether Anchor

    Lower Anchors Top Tether Anchor Lower anchors (A) are metal bars built into the vehicle. A top tether (A, C) anchors the top of the child restraint There are two lower anchors for each LATCH seating to the vehicle. A top tether anchor is built into the vehicle. position that will accommodate a child restraint with The top tether attachment (B) on the child restraint lower attachments (B).
  • Page 57 Some child restraints that have a top tether are designed (Top Tether Anchor): for use with or without the top tether being attached. Seating positions with top Others require the top tether always to be attached. tether anchors. In Canada, the law requires that forward-facing child restraints have a top tether, and that the tether be (Lower Anchor): Seating attached.
  • Page 58 (Top Tether Anchor): Seating positions with top tether anchors. Third Row — SUV For SUV models with a second row 60/40 bench seat, there are exposed metal anchors for the center and passenger side seating positions. For SUT models with a second row 60/40 bench seat, Second Row —...
  • Page 59 Second Row — Bucket For models with second row bucket seats, the top tether Second Row — SUT 60/40 Bench anchors are located at the bottom rear of the seat cushion for each position in the second row. Be sure to use the For SUT models with a second row 60/40 bench seat, the anchor located nearest to the seating position where the top tether anchor is located at the bottom rear of the seat...
  • Page 60: Securing A Child Restraint Designed For The Latch System

    Securing a Child Restraint Designed for the LATCH System CAUTION: If a LATCH-type child restraint is not attached to anchors, the child restraint will not be able to protect the child correctly. In a crash, the child could be seriously injured or killed. Install a Third Row —...
  • Page 61 CAUTION: (Continued) CAUTION: children cannot reach them. Pull the shoulder belt Do not attach more than one child restraint to a all the way out of the retractor to set the lock, if single anchor. Attaching more than one child your vehicle has one, after the child restraint has restraint to a single anchor could cause the anchor been installed.
  • Page 62 Second Row Center Position — SUT 1.4. Route and attach, but do not tighten, the top tether according to your child restraint 1. If the child restraint manufacturer recommends that instructions and the following instructions: the top tether be attached, attach the top tether to If your child restraint has a the top tether anchor, if equipped.
  • Page 63 If your child restraint has a 2. Attach the lower attachments to the lower anchors. dual tether, route the If the child restraint does not have lower tether over the seatback. attachments or the desired seating position does not have lower anchors, secure the child restraint with the top tether and the safety belts.
  • Page 64 Second and Third Row Positions — SUV 2. If the child restraint manufacturer recommends that the top tether be attached, attach and tighten the and SVA Special Edition top tether to the top tether anchor, if equipped. 1. Attach and tighten the lower attachments to the Refer to the child restraint instructions and lower anchors.
  • Page 65 If the position you are using If the position you are using does not have a headrest has an adjustable headrest or head restraint and you or head restraint and you are using a dual tether, are using a dual tether, route the tether over the raise the headrest or head seatback.
  • Page 66: Securing A Child Restraint In A Rear Seat Position

    Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear If more than one child restraint needs to be installed in the rear seat, be sure to read Where to Put the Seat Position Restraint on page 1-50. 1. Put the child restraint on the seat. When securing a child restraint in a rear seating position, study the instructions that came with the child restraint to 2.
  • Page 67 4. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of 5. To tighten the belt, push down on the child restraint, the retractor to set the lock. pull the shoulder portion of the belt to tighten the lap portion of the belt and feed the shoulder belt back into the retractor.
  • Page 68: Securing A Child Restraint In The Right Front Seat Position

    6. If the child restraint has a top tether, follow the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions regarding the CAUTION: use of the top tether. See Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) on page 1-51 for more information. A child in a rear-facing child restraint can be 7.
  • Page 69 Do not secure a child restraint in a position without a top tether anchor if a national or local law requires that CAUTION: the top tether be anchored, or if the instructions that come with the child restraint say that the top strap must be anchored.
  • Page 70 3. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 5. Pull the rest of the shoulder belt all the way out of the retractor to set the lock.
  • Page 71: Airbag System

    If you turned the airbag off with the switch, turn on the right front passenger airbag when you remove the child restraint from the vehicle unless the person who will be sitting there is a member of a passenger airbag risk group.
  • Page 72 Airbags are designed to supplement the protection provided by safety belts. Even though today’s airbags CAUTION: are also designed to help reduce the risk of injury from the force of an inflating bag, all airbags must inflate very quickly to do their job. Airbags inflate with great force, faster than the Here are the most important things to know about the blink of an eye.
  • Page 73: Where Are The Airbags

    Where Are the Airbags? CAUTION: Children who are up against, or very close to, any airbag when it inflates can be seriously injured or killed. 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 system is designed for them.
  • Page 74 Driver Side shown, Passenger Side similar The right front passenger’s frontal airbag is in the instrument panel on the passenger’s side. The roof-rail airbags for the driver, right front passenger, and second row outboard passengers are in the ceiling above the side windows. 1-70...
  • Page 75 CAUTION: 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 76: 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 77: What Makes An Airbag Inflate

    What Makes an Airbag Inflate? Your vehicle has roof-rail airbags. See Airbag System on page 1-67. Roof-rail airbags are intended to inflate in moderate to severe side crashes. In addition, these In a deployment event, the sensing system sends an roof-rail airbags are intended to inflate during a rollover.
  • Page 78: How Does An Airbag Restrain

    How Does an Airbag Restrain? What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates? In moderate to severe frontal or near frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel After the frontal airbags inflate, they quickly deflate, or the instrument panel. In moderate to severe side so quickly that some people may not even realize collisions, even belted occupants can contact the inside an airbag inflated.
  • Page 79 In many crashes severe enough to inflate the airbag, windshields are broken by vehicle deformation. CAUTION: Additional windshield breakage may also occur from the right front passenger airbag. When an airbag inflates, there may be dust in the • Airbags are designed to inflate only once. After an air.
  • Page 80: Airbag Off Switch

    Airbag Off Switch This switch should only be turned to the off position if the person in the right front passenger position is a member of a passenger risk group identified by The vehicle has an airbag on-off switch that you can the national government as follows: use to manually turn on or off the right front passenger airbag.
  • Page 81 Medical Condition. A passenger has a medical condition which, according to his or her physician: • Causes the passenger airbag to pose a special risk for the passenger; and • Makes the potential harm from the passenger airbag in a crash greater than the potential harm from turning off the airbag and allowing the passenger, even if belted, to hit the dashboard or windshield in a crash.
  • Page 82 The airbag off light will stay on to remind you that the airbag is off. The right front passenger airbag will remain off until you turn it back on again. CAUTION: If the airbag readiness light ever comes on and stays on, it means that something may be wrong with the airbag system.
  • Page 83: Servicing Your Airbag-equipped Vehicle

    Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Adding Equipment to Your Vehicle Airbag-Equipped Vehicle Airbags affect how the vehicle should be serviced. There are parts of the airbag system in several places Is there anything I might add to or change around the vehicle. Your dealer/retailer and the about the vehicle that could keep the airbags service manual have information about servicing the from working properly?
  • Page 84: Restraint System Check

    Torn or frayed safety belts may not protect you in a Because I have a disability, I have to get my crash. They can rip apart under impact forces. If a belt vehicle modified. How can I find out whether is torn or frayed, get a new one right away.
  • Page 85: Replacing Restraint System Parts

    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 86 ✍ NOTES 1-82...
  • Page 87: Features And Controls

    Section 2 Features and Controls Keys ...............2-3 Starting and Operating Your Vehicle ....2-27 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System ....2-4 New Vehicle Break-In ........2-27 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Ignition Positions ..........2-28 Operation ...........2-5 Retained Accessory Power (RAP) ....2-29 Remote Vehicle Start ........2-7 Starting the Engine ........2-29 Engine Coolant Heater ........2-31 Doors and Locks ..........2-10...
  • Page 88 Section 2 Features and Controls ® OnStar System ..........2-54 Center Console Storage .........2-65 Luggage Carrier ...........2-65 Universal Home Remote System ......2-57 Rear Seat Armrest ........2-65 Universal Home Remote System Operation ..2-58 Cargo Tie Downs (SUT) ........2-66 Storage Areas ..........2-64 All-Weather Cargo Area (SUT) ......2-66 Glove Box ...........2-64 Sunroof ............2-68 Cupholders ..........2-64...
  • Page 89: Keys

    Keys CAUTION: 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 90: Remote Keyless Entry (rke) System

    Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to System use this equipment. If there is a decrease in the RKE operating range, The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system operates on try this: a radio frequency subject to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and with Industry Canada.
  • Page 91: Remote Keyless Entry (rke) System Operation

    Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) (Lock): Press to lock all the doors. System Operation If enabled through the Driver Information Center (DIC), the turn signal lamps flash once to indicate locking The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter functions has occurred. If enabled through the DIC, the horn work up to 195 feet (60 m) away from the vehicle.
  • Page 92: Programming Transmitters To The Vehicle

    Programming Transmitters to the Pressing on the RKE transmitter disarms the content theft-deterrent system. See Content Theft-Deterrent Vehicle on page 2-24. Only RKE transmitters programmed to the vehicle will Press and hold to lower the windows. See Power work. If a transmitter is lost or stolen, a replacement Windows on page 2-20 for additional information.
  • Page 93: Remote Vehicle Start

    Remote Vehicle Start The remote start feature allows you to start the engine from outside of the vehicle. It may also start up the vehicle’s heating or air conditioning systems and rear window defogger. Normal operation of the system will return after the key is turned to the ON/RUN position.
  • Page 94 Laws in some communities may restrict the use of To start the vehicle using the remote start feature: remote starters. For example, some laws may require 1. Aim the transmitter at the vehicle. a person using the remote start to have the vehicle 2.
  • Page 95 If the vehicle is left running it will automatically shut off The additional ten minutes are considered a second after 10 minutes unless a time extension has been done. remote vehicle start. To manually shut off a remote start: Once two remote starts, or a single remote start with one time extension has been done, the vehicle must •...
  • Page 96: Doors And Locks

    Doors and Locks CAUTION: (Continued) Door Locks • Young children who get into unlocked vehicles may be unable to get out. A child can be overcome by extreme heat and can suffer CAUTION: permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke.
  • Page 97: Power Door Locks

    Power Door Locks Pressing the power lock switch twice will override the delayed locking feature and immediately lock all the doors. The power door lock switches are located on the front doors. Delayed locking can be programmed using the DIC. See DIC Vehicle Customization on page 3-64.
  • Page 98: Rear Door Security Locks

    Rear Door Security Locks To open a rear door when the security lock is on: 1. Unlock the door by lifting the rear door manual lock, The vehicle may have rear door security locks which by pressing the power door lock switch, or if the prevent passengers from opening the rear doors vehicle has one, by using the Remote Keyless from the inside.
  • Page 99: Liftgate (suv)

    Liftgate (SUV) To lock and unlock the liftgate, use any of the power door lock switches or the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. To open the liftgate: CAUTION: 1. Move the spare tire carrier out of the way. See “Opening the Spare Tire Carrier” under It can be dangerous to drive with the liftgate open Tailgate/Spare Tire Carrier on page 2-16.
  • Page 100: Midgate (sut)

    ® Midgate (SUT) Lowering the Midgate The Midgate window must be completely lowered for ® ® the Midgate to be lowered. See “Midgate Window” CAUTION: under Power Windows on page 2-20. Both the Midgate and the Midgate window can be lowered while the ignition is in either ON/RUN or It can be dangerous to drive with the cargo area ACC/ACCESSORY, or while in Retained Accessory...
  • Page 101 4. Pull the Midgate inward and down to its fully lowered position. 5. Flip the auxiliary panel on the top of the Midgate into position to bridge the gap created by the hinges in the Midgate. There are two finger holds on the panel.
  • Page 102: Tailgate/spare Tire Carrier

    Tailgate/Spare Tire Carrier Opening the Spare Tire Carrier To open the spare tire carrier: 2. Lift up on the latch on the left side of the vehicle to release the spare tire carrier from the vehicle. The handle will stay in the raised position until the spare tire carrier is closed and latched properly.
  • Page 103: Opening The Tailgate

    Opening the Tailgate SUT Model Spare Tire Carrier shown, SUV Model similar Lift the release handle while pulling the tailgate 3. Swing the spare tire carrier to the side. toward you. 2-17...
  • Page 104 Closing the Spare Tire Carrier To close the spare tire carrier: 1. On SUT models swing the tailgate up until it latches firmly into place. CAUTION: The spare tire carrier must be secured so that it does not strike and injure someone. Always close it into the latch forcefully.
  • Page 105: Windows

    Windows CAUTION: Leaving children, helpless adults, or pets in a vehicle with the windows closed is dangerous. They can be overcome by the extreme heat and suffer permanent injuries or even death from heat stroke. Never leave a child, a helpless adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle, especially with the windows closed in warm or hot weather.
  • Page 106: Power Windows

    Power Windows Window Lockout This feature prevents the rear passengers from operating their windows. (Window Lockout): This button is located near the power window switches on the driver door. Press this button to activate the window lockout feature. A light in the lockout button will come on to show that lockout has been activated.
  • Page 107 Global Window Feature ª (Window Express-Down): Press the express-down button to lower all side windows and Midgate window, The global window up and if equipped, without stopping. Express-down will operate express-down button is while the ignition is in ON/RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY, located on the instrument or while Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is active.
  • Page 108 Midgate Window CAUTION: (Midgate Window): On vehicles with a Midgate, the switch to operate the window is located on the If express override is activated, the midgate instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel. See Instrument Panel Overview on page 3-4. window will not reverse automatically.
  • Page 109: Sun Visors

    Midgate Window Error/Jog Mode Sun Visors If the Midgate window has sensed conditions which may Swing the sun visor down to block glare. Swing the sun lead to damage or malfunction of the window system, visor to the side to cover the side window. the window will automatically go into Error/Jog mode.
  • Page 110: Content Theft-deterrent

    Content Theft-Deterrent If a locked door is opened without the RKE transmitter, the alarm will go off. The headlamps and parking Your vehicle is equipped with a content theft-deterrent lamps will flash and the horn will sound for 30 seconds, alarm system.
  • Page 111: Pass-key Iii+ Electronic Immobilizer

    ® Testing the Alarm PASS-Key III+ Electronic Immobilizer To test the alarm: 1. From inside the vehicle, lower the driver’s window The PASS-Key III+ system operates on a radio and open the driver’s door. frequency subject to Federal Communications 2. Activate the system by locking the doors with the Commission (FCC) Rules and with Industry Canada.
  • Page 112: Pass-key Iii+ Electronic Immobilizer Operation

    ® PASS-Key III+ Electronic If the engine does not start and the security light on the instrument panel cluster comes on when trying to Immobilizer Operation start the vehicle, there may be a problem with your theft-deterrent system. Turn the ignition off and try again. ®...
  • Page 113: Starting And Operating Your Vehicle

    Starting and Operating Your To program the new additional key: 1. Verify that the new key has a stamped on it. Vehicle 2. Insert the original, already programmed, key in the ignition and start the engine. If the engine will not New Vehicle Break-In start, see your dealer/retailer for service.
  • Page 114: Ignition Positions

    Ignition Positions A (LOCK/OFF): This position locks the ignition. It also locks the transmission on automatic transmission vehicles. The key can be removed in LOCK/OFF. The ignition switch has On vehicles with an automatic transmission, the shift four different positions. lever must be in P (Park) to turn the ignition switch to LOCK/OFF.
  • Page 115: Retained Accessory Power (rap)

    Retained Accessory Power (RAP) C (ON/RUN): This position can be used to operate the electrical accessories and to display some instrument panel cluster warning and indicator lights. The switch These vehicle accessories can be used for up to stays in this position when the engine is running. 10 minutes after the engine is turned off: The transmission is also unlocked in this position •...
  • Page 116: Starting Procedure

    Starting Procedure 2. If the engine does not start after 5-10 seconds, especially in very cold weather (below 0°F or −18°C), 1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn the it could be flooded with too much gasoline. ignition to START. When the engine starts, let go of Try pushing the accelerator pedal all the way to the key.
  • Page 117: Engine Coolant Heater

    Engine Coolant Heater CAUTION: The engine heater can provide easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up in cold weather conditions at or below 0°F (−18°C). Vehicles with an Plugging the cord into an ungrounded outlet could engine heater should be plugged in at least four hours cause an electrical shock.
  • Page 118: Automatic Transmission Operation

    Automatic Transmission Operation CAUTION: ® The vehicle has a Hydra-Matic 6L80 automatic transmission, and has an electronic shift position indicator within the instrument panel cluster. It is dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the shift This display comes on when the ignition key is lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking brake turned to the ON/RUN position.
  • Page 119 To rock the vehicle back and forth to get out of snow, D (Drive): This position is for normal driving. It provides ice, or sand without damaging the transmission, see If the best fuel economy. If you need more power for Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow on passing, and you are: page 4-39.
  • Page 120 2 (Second): This position reduces vehicle speed throttle position and vehicle load. If the shift stabilization without using the brakes. Use 2 (Second) on hills. feature determines that a current vehicle speed cannot be It can help control vehicle speed as you go down steep maintained, the transmission does not upshift and instead mountain roads, but then you may also want to use holds the current gear.
  • Page 121 Driver Shift Control (DSC) When in the M (Manual Mode) a number will display next to the M, indicating the maximum available gear. The DIC display will show the message MANUAL SHIFT on the first line and the maximum available gear will be displayed on the second line.
  • Page 122: Tow/haul Mode

    Tow/Haul Mode Grade Braking Grade Braking is only active while the Tow/Haul Mode is selected and you are not in the Range Selection Mode. See “Tow/Haul Mode listed previously and Automatic Transmission Operation on page 2-32 for more information on the Range Selection Mode. Grade Braking assists in maintaining desired vehicle speeds when driving on downhill grades by automatically implementing a shift schedule that utilizes the engine and transmission...
  • Page 123: Full-time Four-wheel Drive

    Cruise Grade Braking Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive Cruise Grade Braking operates while Cruise Control The Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive transfer case is is engaged in Tow/Haul mode to assist in maintaining designed to constantly send the engine’s driving power vehicle speed under loaded vehicle conditions. Cruise to all four wheels for extra traction.
  • Page 124 Transfer Case Dial (Four-Wheel-Low Lock): This mode delivers extra torque to all four wheels and is used for extreme The transfer case dial is off-road conditions. Choose Four-Wheel-Low Lock located to the right of the while driving off-road in deep sand, mud, or snow and instrument panel cluster.
  • Page 125 Shifting into Four-Wheel-Low Lock N (Neutral): Shift the transfer case to N (Neutral) only when towing the vehicle. See Recreational Vehicle To shift into Four-Wheel-Low Lock, the ignition must be Towing on page 4-50 or Towing Your Vehicle on in ON/RUN and the vehicle must be stopped or moving page 4-50 for more information.
  • Page 126 If the Four-Wheel-Low Lock position is selected when It is normal for the vehicle to have engagement noise the vehicle is in gear and/or moving, the Four-Wheel and bump when shifting between Four-Wheel Low Lock, Low Lock indicator light will flash for 15 seconds and Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel-High Lock not complete the shift unless the vehicle is moving ranges or from N (Neutral) with the engine running.
  • Page 127: Shifting Into Neutral

    Shifting into Neutral 10. Release the parking brake prior to moving the vehicle. To shift the transfer case to N (Neutral) do the following: 11. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF. 1. Make sure the vehicle is parked so that it will Shifting Out of Neutral not roll.
  • Page 128: Parking Brake

    Parking Brake To release the parking brake, hold the regular brake pedal down. Pull the bottom edge of the lever, located above the parking brake pedal, with the parking brake To set the parking brake, hold the regular brake pedal symbol, to release the parking brake.
  • Page 129: Shifting Into Park

    Shifting Into Park Leaving the Vehicle With the Engine Running CAUTION: CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking It can be dangerous to leave the vehicle with the brake firmly set.
  • Page 130: Shifting Out Of Park

    Torque Lock • Prevent movement of the shift lever out of P (Park), unless the ignition is in ON/RUN If you are parking on a hill and you do not shift the or ACC/ACCESSORY and the regular brake transmission into P (Park) properly, the weight of the pedal is applied.
  • Page 131: Parking Over Things That Burn

    Parking Over Things That Burn CAUTION: (Continued) CAUTION: Exhaust may enter the vehicle if: • The vehicle idles in areas with poor ventilation (parking garages, tunnels, deep snow that Things that can burn could touch hot exhaust may block underbody airflow or tail pipes). parts under the vehicle and ignite.
  • Page 132: Running The Vehicle While Parked

    Running the Vehicle While Parked CAUTION: (Continued) It is better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know. The vehicle can roll. Do not leave the vehicle when the engine is running unless you have to. If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can CAUTION: move suddenly.
  • Page 133: Mirrors

    Mirrors Outside Power Foldaway Mirrors If your vehicle has outside Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror power foldaway mirrors, the controls are located on The vehicle has an automatic dimming rearview the driver’s door armrest. ® mirror. It may also have an OnStar system.
  • Page 134: Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror

    Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror 4. Press (C), to fold the mirrors out to the driving position. If the vehicle has this feature, the driver outside 5. Press (D) to fold the mirrors in to the folded mirror adjusts for the glare of the headlamps behind position.
  • Page 135: Outside Convex Mirror

    Outside Convex Mirror The passenger side mirror is convex shaped. A convex mirror’s surface is curved so more can be seen from the driver seat. CAUTION: Outside Heated Mirrors The vehicle may have outside heated mirrors which A convex mirror can make things (like other help clear them of condensation, snow, and ice.
  • Page 136: Object Detection Systems

    Object Detection Systems CAUTION: (Continued) Rear Vision Camera (RVC) Do not back the vehicle by only looking at the rear This vehicle may have a Rear Vision Camera system. vision camera screen, or use the screen during Read this entire section before using it. longer, higher speed backing maneuvers or where there could be cross-traffic.
  • Page 137 Turning the Rear Vision Camera 3. Select the Rear Camera Options screen button. The Rear Camera Options screen will display. System Off or On To turn off the rear vision camera system, press and hold , located on the inside rearview mirror, until the left indicator light turns off.
  • Page 138: Adjusting The Brightness And Contrast Of The Screen

    Adjusting the Brightness and Contrast of Rear Vision Camera Location the Screen To adjust the brightness and contrast of the screen, press the MENU button while the rear vision camera image is on the display. Any adjustments made will only affect the rear vision camera screen. (Brightness): Touch the + (plus) or –...
  • Page 139 Notice: The spare tire extends farther away from rear of the vehicle than the trailer hitch shown on rear vision camera display. The spare tire could hit an object even though there appears to be enough distance on the display between the trailer hitch and objects behind you causing vehicle or property damage.
  • Page 140: Onstar System

    The rear vision camera system display in the rearview Hands-Free Calling, including 30 trial minutes good mirror may turn off or not appear as expected due to a for 60 days, is available on most vehicles. OnStar loss of video signal, or no video signal present during Turn-by-Turn Navigation service, with one trial route, the reverse cycle.
  • Page 141 OnStar Services Available with the OnStar Hands-Free Calling Safe & Sound Plan OnStar Hands-Free Calling allows eligible OnStar subscribers to make and receive calls using voice • Automatic Notification of Airbag Deployment commands. Hands-Free Calling is fully integrated into the •...
  • Page 142: Onstar Virtual Advisor

    OnStar Virtual Advisor How OnStar Service Works OnStar Virtual Advisor is a feature of OnStar The OnStar system can record and transmit vehicle Hands-Free Calling that uses minutes to access information. This information is automatically sent to an location-based weather, local traffic reports, and stock OnStar Call Center when the OnStar button is pressed, quotes.
  • Page 143: Universal Home Remote System

    Universal Home Remote Location information about the vehicle is only available if the GPS satellite signals are unobstructed and System available. The vehicle must have a working electrical system, The Universal Home Remote System provides a way to including adequate battery power, for the OnStar replace up to three hand-held radio-frequency (RF) equipment to operate.
  • Page 144: Universal Home Remote System Operation

    Universal Home Remote System Do not use this system with any garage door opener that does not have the stop and reverse feature. Operation This includes any garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982. Read the instructions completely before attempting to program the transmitter.
  • Page 145 Programming Universal Home Remote — Rolling Code If you have questions or need help programming the Universal Home Remote System, call 1-866-572-2728 or go to www.learcar2u.com. Most garage door openers sold after 1996 are Rolling Code units. Programming a garage door opener involves time-sensitive actions, so read the entire procedure before you begin.
  • Page 146 Programming Universal Home 3. Immediately return to your vehicle. Press and hold the Universal Home Remote button that you would Remote — Fixed Code like to use to control the garage door until the garage door moves. The indicator light, above the If you have questions or need help programming the selected button, should slowly blink.
  • Page 147 To program up to three devices: Your garage door opener receiver (motor head unit) may 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 program your Universal Home...
  • Page 148 2. Write down the eight to 12 switch settings from left to right as follows: • When a switch is in the up position, write “Right.” • When a switch is in the down position, write “Left.” • If a switch is set between the up and down position, write “Middle.”...
  • Page 149 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 you would like to use to control the garage door until the garage door moves. The indicator light above the selected button should slowly blink.
  • Page 150: Storage Areas

    Reprogramming Universal Home Storage Areas Remote Buttons Glove Box You can reprogram any of the three buttons by repeating the instructions. Lift up on the glove box lever to open it. Erasing Universal Home Remote Cupholders Buttons You should erase the programmed buttons when you Cupholders are located in front of the center console.
  • Page 151: Center Console Storage

    Center Console Storage Luggage Carrier For vehicles with this feature, cargo can be loaded on the vehicle. The luggage carrier consists of siderails attached to the roof. The crossrails attach into the siderails and can be moved back and forth to accommodate securing various cargo sizes.
  • Page 152: Cargo Tie Downs (sut)

    Cargo Tie Downs (SUT) All-Weather Cargo Area (SUT) The vehicle has features to help it resist the elements and protect cargo inside the cargo area. Even when the water management system is working properly and the cover system is on, there can be instances when water may be present in the drain holes.
  • Page 153: Side Rail Channels

    Side Rail Channels Cargo Area Floor Drains Both side rail channels are located on top of the roof and the cargo area. Flush them out with clean water if debris collects inside of them. When loading cargo into the cargo area, be careful not to damage the rails.
  • Page 154: Sunroof

    Sunroof Express-Open/Close Sunroof The sunroof has a feature which allows the sunroof The vehicle may have panel to be opened or closed without continuously a power sliding sunroof. pressing the switch. The express-open can be stopped The ignition must be at any time by pushing the front of the switch a in ON/RUN or ACC/ second time.
  • Page 155: Sunshade Operation

    Anti-Pinch Protection Feature Sunshade Operation If something gets caught between the glass panel The sunshade will open automatically when opening the and roof frame while the sunroof is closing, the glass sunroof. panel will stop and open half way, and the deflector However, it can manually be pulled shut after the will raise fully.
  • Page 156 ✍ NOTES 2-70...
  • Page 157 Section 3 Instrument Panel Instrument Panel Overview .......3-4 Climate Controls ..........3-22 Hazard Warning Flashers ........3-6 Dual Automatic Climate Control System ...3-22 Horn .............3-6 Outlet Adjustment .........3-27 Tilt Wheel .............3-6 Rear Air Conditioning and Heating System Heated Steering Wheel ........3-7 and Electronic Climate Controls ....3-28 Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever ......3-8 Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators ....3-29 Turn and Lane-Change Signals ......3-8...
  • Page 158 Section 3 Instrument Panel Tow/Haul Mode Light ........3-44 Using an MP3 (Radio with Six-Disc Player) ..3-94 Fuel Gage ...........3-45 Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and Low Fuel Warning Light .........3-46 DVD Player) ..........3-99 XM Radio Messages ........3-105 Driver Information Center (DIC) .......3-46 Navigation/Radio System ......3-107 DIC Operation and Displays ®...
  • Page 159 ✍ NOTES...
  • Page 160: Instrument Panel Overview

    Instrument Panel Overview...
  • Page 161 The main components of the instrument panel are the following: A. Outlet Adjustment on page 3-27. L. Cruise Control on page 3-12. Heated Steering Wheel on page 3-7 (If Equipped). B. Midgate Window Switch (SUT). See Power Windows on page 2-20. Rear Window Wiper/Washer on M.
  • Page 162: Hazard Warning Flashers

    Hazard Warning Flashers Tilt Wheel The tilt steering wheel lets the steering wheel be (Hazard Warning Flasher): Press this button located adjusted. on top of the steering column, to make the front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. This warns others that you are having trouble.
  • Page 163: Heated Steering Wheel

    Power Tilt Wheel Heated Steering Wheel For vehicles with the For vehicles with a heated steering wheel, the button for power tilt wheel control this feature is located on the steering wheel. it is located on the left side of the steering column. : Press to turn the heated steering wheel on or off.
  • Page 164: Turn Signal/multifunction Lever

    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 165: Headlamp High/low-beam Changer

    Turn Signal On Chime Flash-to-Pass If the turn signal is left on for more than 3/4 of a mile This feature lets you use your high-beam headlamps (1.2 km), a chime will sound at each flash of the turn to signal a driver in front of you that you want to pass. signal and the message TURN SIGNAL ON will also It works even if your headlamps are in the automatic appear in the DIC.
  • Page 166: Windshield Wipers

    Windshield Wipers Windshield Washer The windshield wipers are controlled by turning the band with on it. CAUTION: (Mist): For a single wiping cycle, turn the band to mist. Hold it there until the wipers start. Then let go. In freezing weather, do not use your washer until The wipers will stop after one wipe.
  • Page 167: Rear Window Wiper/washer

    Heated Windshield Washer Rear Window Wiper/Washer For vehicles with the heated windshield washer fluid For vehicles with a rear window washer/wiper, the system it can be used to help clear ice, snow, tree sap, button is located on the instrument panel to the left of or bugs from the windshield.
  • Page 168: Cruise Control

    Cruise Control The cruise control buttons are located on the left side of the steering wheel. CAUTION: Cruise control can be dangerous where you cannot drive safely at a steady speed. So, do not use the cruise control on winding roads or in heavy traffic. Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads.
  • Page 169: Setting Cruise Control

    Setting Cruise Control Resuming a Set Speed Cruise control will not work if the parking brake is set or If the cruise control is set at a desired speed and then if the master cylinder brake fluid level is low. the brake is applied, this shuts off the cruise control.
  • Page 170 Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Using Cruise Control on Hills Control How well the cruise control will work on hills depends upon the vehicle’s speed, load, and the steepness of the To reduce the vehicle’s speed while using cruise hills. When going up steep hills, you might have to step control: on the accelerator pedal to maintain the vehicle’s speed.
  • Page 171: Exterior Lamps

    Exterior Lamps AUTO (Automatic): Automatically turns on the headlamps at normal brightness, together with the following: The exterior lamps control • Parking Lamps is located on the instrument panel to the left of the • Instrument Panel Lights steering wheel. •...
  • Page 172: Headlamps On Reminder

    Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) When the headlamps are turned on while the vehicle is on, the headlamps will turn off automatically 10 minutes after the ignition is turned off. When the headlamps are Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) can make it easier for turned on while the vehicle is off, the headlamps will stay others to see the front of your vehicle during the day.
  • Page 173: Automatic Headlamp System

    Automatic Headlamp System If the vehicle is started in a dark garage, the automatic headlamp system will come on immediately. Once the vehicle leaves the garage, it takes approximately When it is dark enough outside and the headlamp one minute for the automatic headlamp system to switch is in AUTO, the automatic headlamp system will change to DRL if it is light outside.
  • Page 174: Dome Lamps

    Dome Lamps Entry/Exit Lighting The dome lamps come on when any door is opened The vehicle has an illuminated entry/exit feature. and turns off when all doors are closed. The dome lamps come on if the dome override button is The dome lamps can also be turned on by turning the in the out position, when a door is opened or the key instrument panel brightness knob, located next to...
  • Page 175: Electric Power Management

    Electric Power Management EPM works to prevent excessive discharge of the battery. It does this by balancing the generator’s output and the vehicle’s electrical needs. It can increase The vehicle has Electric Power Management (EPM) that engine idle speed to generate more power, whenever estimates the battery’s temperature and state of charge.
  • Page 176: Accessory Power Outlet(s)

    Accessory Power Outlet(s) If the vehicle is the SUT model, there is an accessory power outlet in the rear cargo area on the passenger side of the vehicle. Accessory power outlets can be used to connect auxiliary electrical equipment, such as a cellular Notice: Adding any electrical equipment to the telephone.
  • Page 177: Ashtray(s) And Cigarette Lighter

    Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter Analog Clock For vehicles with an ashtray, it is removable and fits The analog clock is located on the instrument panel into the front cupholder. Pull up on the ashtray door to above the radio. The clock is not connected with open it.
  • Page 178: Climate Controls

    Climate Controls H. Display K. Air Conditioning I. Power Button L. PASS (Passenger J. Rear Window Setting) Dual Automatic Climate Control Defogger M. Passenger Side System Temperature Control (On/Off): Press to turn the climate control The heating, cooling, and ventilation in the vehicle can system on or off.
  • Page 179: Automatic Operation

    Driver and Passenger Side Temperature Automatic Operation Control AUTO (Automatic): When automatic operation is The driver and passenger side temperature buttons active the system will control the inside temperature, are used to adjust the temperature of the air coming the air delivery, and the fan speed. through the system on the driver or passengers side Use the steps below to place the entire system in of the vehicle.
  • Page 180: Manual Operation

    Manual Operation 2. Set the driver and passenger temperature. To find your comfort setting, start with a 74°F (23°C) (Fan Control): Press these buttons to increase or temperature setting and allow about 20 minutes for decrease the fan speed. the system to regulate. Use the driver or passenger temperature buttons to adjust the temperature setting Pressing either fan button while in automatic control as necessary.
  • Page 181 (Vent): Air is directed to the instrument panel (Air Conditioning): Press to turn the air outlets. conditioning (A/C) compressor on and off. An indicator light comes on to show that the air conditioning is on. (Bi-Level): Air is divided between the instrument If this button is pressed when the air conditioning panel and floor outlets.
  • Page 182: Rear Window Defogger

    Rear Window Defogger The recirculation mode cannot be used with floor, defog, or defrost modes. If recirculation is selected with one of The rear window defogger uses a warming grid to those modes, the indicator light flashes three times and remove fog from the rear window.
  • Page 183: Outlet Adjustment

    Sensors There is also an exterior temperature sensor located behind the front grille. This sensor reads the outside The solar sensor, located air temperature and helps maintain the temperature in the defrost grille in the inside the vehicle. Any cover on the front of the vehicle middle of the instrument could cause a false reading in the displayed temperature.
  • Page 184: Rear Air Conditioning And Heating System And Electronic Climate Controls

    Operation Tips • Keep the hood and front air inlets free of ice, snow, or any other obstruction, such as leaves. The heater and defroster will work better, reducing the chance of fogging the inside of the windows. • Keep the air path under the front seats clear of objects.
  • Page 185: Warning Lights, Gages, And Indicators

    Manual Operation Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators (Fan Control): Press these buttons on the rear seat audio control panel to increase or decrease airflow. Warning lights and gages can signal that something is wrong before it becomes serious enough to cause +/−...
  • Page 186: Instrument Panel Cluster

    Instrument Panel Cluster United States version shown, Canada similar The instrument cluster is designed to show how the vehicle is running. It indicates how fast the vehicle is going, about how much fuel the fuel tank has left and many other things needed to drive safely and economically. 3-30...
  • Page 187: Speedometer And Odometer

    Speedometer and Odometer Trip Odometer The speedometer shows the vehicle’s speed in both The trip odometer can show how far the vehicle has miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h). been driven since the trip odometer was last set to zero. The vehicle’s odometer works together with the Press the trip stem to toggle between the trip odometer Driver Information Center (DIC).
  • Page 188: Safety Belt Reminders

    Safety Belt Reminders Airbag Readiness Light There is an airbag readiness light on the center Safety Belt Reminder Light overhead console, which shows the airbag symbol. When the engine is started, a chime comes on for The system checks the airbag’s electrical system for several seconds to remind people to fasten their safety malfunctions.
  • Page 189: Airbag Off Light

    Airbag Off Light If the airbag readiness light stays on after the vehicle is started or comes on while driving, the airbag system may not work properly. Have the vehicle serviced If the vehicle has an airbag on-off switch in the glove by your dealer/retailer.
  • Page 190 When the right front passenger airbag is manually turned off using the airbag on-off switch in the glove box, CAUTION: the indicator light OFF or the off symbol will come on and stay on as a reminder that the airbag has been turned off. This light will go off when the airbag has been turned on.
  • Page 191: Charging System Light

    Charging System Light CAUTION: This light comes on briefly when the ignition key is If the airbag readiness light ever comes on and turned to START, but the stays on, it means that something may be wrong engine is not running, as a with the airbag system.
  • Page 192: Voltmeter Gage

    Voltmeter Gage Readings in the low warning zone can occur when a large number of electrical accessories are operating in the vehicle and the engine is left at an idle for an When the engine is not extended period. This condition is normal since the running, but the ignition charging system is not able to provide full power at is on, this gage shows the...
  • Page 193: Brake System Warning Light

    Brake System Warning Light This light comes on briefly when the ignition key is turned to ON/RUN. If it does not come on then, have it fixed so it is ready to warn if there is a problem. With the ignition on, the brake system warning light comes on when the parking brake is set.
  • Page 194: Antilock Brake System (abs) Warning Light

    ® Antilock Brake System (ABS) StabiliTrak Indicator Light Warning Light For vehicles with the ® StabiliTrak system, this For vehicles with light comes on briefly while the Antilock Brake starting the engine. System (ABS), this light comes on briefly when the engine is started.
  • Page 195: Engine Coolant Temperature Gage

    Engine Coolant Temperature Gage Tire Pressure Light For vehicles with a tire pressure light, this light comes on briefly when the engine is started. It provides information about tire pressures and the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. United States Canada When the Light is On Steady This gage shows the engine coolant temperature.
  • Page 196: Malfunction Indicator Lamp

    When the Light Flashes First and Then is If the check engine light comes on and stays on, while the engine is running, this indicates that there is an On Steady OBD II problem and service is required. This indicates that there could be a problem with the Malfunctions often are indicated by the system before Tire Pressure Monitor System.
  • Page 197 This light comes on during a malfunction in one of An emission system malfunction might be corrected by two ways: doing the following: • Make sure the fuel cap is fully installed. See Filling Light Flashing: A misfire condition has been detected. the Tank on page 5-8.
  • Page 198: Oil Pressure Gage

    Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Oil Pressure Gage Programs Some state/provincial and local governments have or might begin programs to inspect the emission control equipment on the vehicle. Failure to pass this inspection could prevent getting a vehicle registration. Here are some things to know to help the vehicle pass an inspection: •...
  • Page 199: Maintenance Schedule

    Oil Pressure Light Notice: Lack of proper engine oil maintenance can damage the engine. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always follow the maintenance schedule in this manual for changing engine oil. The oil pressure gage shows the engine oil pressure in psi (pounds per square inch) when the engine is running.
  • Page 200: Security Light

    Highbeam On Light If the light comes on and stays on, it means that oil is not flowing through the engine properly. The vehicle could be low on oil and it might have some other system This light comes on when problem.
  • Page 201: Fuel Gage

    Fuel Gage The gage first indicates empty before the vehicle is out of fuel, and the vehicle’s fuel tank should be filled soon. When the fuel tank is low, the FUEL LEVEL LOW message appears in the Driver Information Center (DIC). See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 3-56 for more information.
  • Page 202: Low Fuel Warning Light

    Low Fuel Warning Light Driver Information Center (DIC) Your vehicle has a Driver Information Center (DIC). This light, under the fuel gage, comes on briefly The DIC displays information about your vehicle. while the engine is being It also displays warning messages if a system started.
  • Page 203: Dic Operation And Displays

    DIC Operation and Displays DIC Buttons (Using DIC Buttons) The buttons are the trip/fuel, vehicle The DIC has different displays which can be accessed information, customization, by pressing the DIC buttons located on the instrument and set/reset buttons. panel, next to the steering wheel. The button functions are The DIC displays trip, fuel, and vehicle system detailed in the following...
  • Page 204 Trip Odometer (Vehicle Information): Press this button to display the oil life, units, tire pressure readings for vehicles with Press the trip/fuel button until TRIP displays. This the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), engine hours, display shows the current distance traveled in either Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter programming, miles (mi) or kilometers (km) since the last reset for the compass zone setting, and compass recalibration.
  • Page 205 Average Economy If the retro-active reset feature is activated after the vehicle is started, but before it begins moving, the display Press the trip/fuel button until AVG ECONOMY displays. will show the number of miles (mi) or kilometers (km) that This display shows the approximate average miles per were driven during the last ignition cycle.
  • Page 206: Maintenance Schedule

    Timer Vehicle Information Menu Items Press the trip/fuel button until TIMER displays. (Vehicle Information): Press this button to scroll This display can be used as a timer. through the following menu items: To start the timer, press the set/reset button while Oil Life TIMER is displayed.
  • Page 207 It cannot be reset accurately until the next oil change. If a low or high tire pressure condition is detected by the To reset the engine oil life system, see Engine Oil Life system while driving, a message advising you to check System on page 5-18.
  • Page 208: Dic Operation And Displays

    Relearn Remote Key Compass Zone Setting This display allows you to match Remote Keyless This display allows for setting the compass zone. Entry (RKE) transmitters to your vehicle. To match See DIC Compass on page 3-54 for more information. an RKE transmitter to your vehicle: Compass Recalibration 1.
  • Page 209 Trip Odometer Reset Stem Menu Items The trip odometer has a feature called the retro-active reset. This can be used to set the trip odometer to the Odometer number of miles (kilometers) driven since the ignition was last turned on. This can be used if the trip odometer Press the trip odometer reset stem until ODOMETER is not reset at the beginning of the trip.
  • Page 210: Dic Compass

    Language Compass Zone This display allows you to select the language in which The zone is set to zone eight upon leaving the factory. the DIC messages will appear. To select a language: Your dealer/retailer will set the correct zone for your location.
  • Page 211: Compass Calibration

    4. Press the trip/fuel button until the vehicle heading, for example, N for North, is displayed in the DIC. Or, if the vehicle does not have DIC buttons, press and hold the trip odometer reset stem for two seconds to select the next available variance zone.
  • Page 212: Dic Warnings And Messages

    DIC Warnings and Messages To calibrate the compass, use the following procedure: Compass Calibration Procedure Messages are displayed on the DIC to notify the driver that the status of the vehicle has changed and that 1. Before calibrating the compass, make sure the some action may be needed by the driver to correct compass zone is set to the variance zone in the condition.
  • Page 213: Check Tire Pressure

    CHECK TIRE PRESSURE ENGINE HOT A/C (Air Conditioning) TURNED OFF On vehicles with the Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), this message displays when the This message displays when the engine coolant pressure in one or more of the vehicle’s tires needs to becomes hotter than the normal operating temperature.
  • Page 214: Fuel Level Low

    ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED HEATING WASH FLUID WASH WIPES PENDING This message displays and a chime sounds when the cooling system temperature gets too hot and the engine This message displays when the heated windshield further enters the engine coolant protection mode. washer system is heating the fluid.
  • Page 215: Oil Pressure Low Stop Engine

    OIL PRESSURE LOW STOP ENGINE REAR ACCESS OPEN On the SUV, this message displays and a chime Notice: If you drive your vehicle while the engine sounds if the liftgate is open while the ignition is in oil pressure is low, severe engine damage may ON/RUN.
  • Page 216: Service Brake System

    RIGHT REAR DOOR OPEN SERVICE BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM This message displays and a chime sounds if the passenger side rear door is not fully closed and the On some vehicles, this message displays if there is a vehicle is shifted out of P (Park). Stop and turn off the problem with the battery charging system.
  • Page 217: Service Tire Monitor System

    SERVICE BRAKES SOON SERVICE THEFT DETERRENT SYSTEM This message displays if there is a problem with the This message displays when there is a problem with brake system. If this message appears, stop as soon the theft-deterrent system. The vehicle may or may not as possible and turn off the vehicle.
  • Page 218: Stabilitrak Off

    STABILITRAK OFF TIGHTEN GAS CAP This message displays when you turn off StabiliTrak, This message may display along with the check engine or when the stability control has been automatically light on the instrument panel cluster if the vehicle’s disabled. To limit wheel spin and realize the full benefits fuel cap is not tightened properly.
  • Page 219: Turn Signal On

    TRACTION CONTROL OFF This message displays along with a continuous chime if the transmission fluid in the vehicle gets hot. Driving This message displays when you turn off the Traction with the transmission fluid temperature high can cause Control System (TCS) or when the TCS has been damage to the vehicle.
  • Page 220: Dic Vehicle Customization

    DIC Vehicle Customization Entering the Feature Settings Menu 1. Turn the ignition on and place the vehicle in Your vehicle may have customization capabilities that P (Park). allow you to program certain features to one preferred setting. Customization features can only be programmed To avoid excessive drain on the battery, it is to one setting on the vehicle and cannot be programmed recommended that the headlamps are turned off.
  • Page 221: Display Language

    DISPLAY LANGUAGE AUTO DOOR LOCK This feature allows you to select the language in which This feature allows you to select when the vehicle’s the DIC messages will appear. doors will automatically lock. See Programmable Automatic Door Locks on page 2-11 for more Press the customization button until the DISPLAY information.
  • Page 222: Remote Door Lock

    AUTO DOOR UNLOCK REMOTE DOOR LOCK This feature allows you to select the type of feedback This feature allows you to select whether or not to turn you will receive when locking the vehicle with the off the automatic door unlocking feature. It also allows Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
  • Page 223: Remote Door Unlock

    DELAY DOOR LOCK To select a setting, press the set/reset button while the desired setting is displayed on the DIC. This feature allows you to select whether or not the locking of the vehicle’s doors and liftgate will be delayed. REMOTE DOOR UNLOCK When locking the doors and liftgate with the power This feature allows you to select the type of feedback...
  • Page 224: Exit Lighting

    EXIT LIGHTING APPROACH LIGHTING This feature allows you to select the amount of time you This feature allows you to select whether or not to want the exterior lamps to remain on when it is dark have the exterior lights turn on briefly during low light enough outside.
  • Page 225 CHIME VOLUME PARK TILT MIRRORS This feature allows you to select the volume level of the If your vehicle has this feature, it allows you to select chime. whether or not the outside mirror(s) will automatically tilt down when the vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse). Press the customization button until CHIME VOLUME See Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror on page 2-48 appears on the DIC display.
  • Page 226 EASY EXIT RECALL NO CHANGE: No change will be made to this feature. The current setting will remain. If your vehicle has this feature, it allows you to select To select a setting, press the set/reset button while the your preference for the automatic easy exit seat feature. desired setting is displayed on the DIC.
  • Page 227: Remote Start

    MEMORY SEAT RECALL REMOTE START If your vehicle has this feature, it allows you to select If your vehicle has this feature, it allows you to turn the your preference for the remote memory seat recall remote start off or on. The remote start feature allows feature.
  • Page 228: Audio System(s)

    FACTORY SETTINGS Exiting the Feature Settings Menu This feature allows you to set all of the customization The feature settings menu will be exited when any of features back to their factory default settings. the following occurs: Press the customization button until FACTORY •...
  • Page 229: Setting The Clock

    Setting the Clock This system provides access to many audio and non audio listings. MP3 Radio with a Single CD and DVD To minimize taking your eyes off the road while driving, do the following while the vehicle is parked: Player •...
  • Page 230: Changing The Time And Date Default Settings

    Changing the Time and Date Default MP3 Radio with a Six-Disc CD Player Settings If the vehicle has a radio with a six-disc CD player, To change the time default setting from 12 hours it has a MENU button instead of the button to set to 24 hours or change the date default setting from the time and date.
  • Page 231: Radio(s)

    Changing the Time and Date Default Radio(s) Settings To change the time default setting from 12 hours to 24 hours or change the date default setting from month/ day/year to day/month/year. To change the time or date default settings: 1. Press the MENU button. Once the option displays, press the pushbutton located under the forward arrow that is currently displayed on the...
  • Page 232 If the vehicle has a Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system, it has a CD/DVD radio. See Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System on page 3-118 for more information on the vehicle’s RSE system. The DVD player is the top slot on the radio faceplate. The player is capable of reading the DTS programmed DVD Audio or DVD Video media, (DTS and DTS Digital Surround are registered trademarks of Digital Theater...
  • Page 233: Playing The Radio

    XM™ Satellite Radio Service Speed Compensated Volume (SCV) (Radio with Six-Disc CD Player): Radios with Speed Compensated XM is a satellite radio service that is based in the Volume (SCV) automatically adjusts the radio volume 48 contiguous United States and 10 Canadian provinces. to compensate for road and wind noise as the vehicle XM Satellite Radio has a wide variety of programming speeds up or slows down.
  • Page 234: Finding A Station

    Finding a Station Noise Compensated Technology (Radio with CD and ® DVD): Radio’s with a Bose Audio System include Bose ® AudioPilot noise compensation technology. When BAND: Press this button to switch between AM, FM, or ® turned ON, AudioPilot continuously adjusts the audio XM (if equipped).
  • Page 235: Storing A Radio Station As A Favorite

    Storing a Radio Station as a Favorite 3. Press and hold one of the six pushbuttons until a beep sounds. When that pushbutton is pressed Drivers are encouraged to set up their radio station and released, the station that was set, returns. favorites while the vehicle is parked.
  • Page 236 Setting the Tone EQ (Equalization) (Radio with Six-Disc CD Player): Press this button to choose bass and treble equalization (Bass/Midrange/Treble) settings designed for different types of music. Selecting MANUAL or changing bass or treble, returns the EQ BASS/MID/TREB (Bass, Midrange, or Treble): To to the manual bass and treble settings.
  • Page 237: Adjusting The Speakers (balance/fade)

    Adjusting the Speakers (Balance/Fade) Finding a Category (CAT) Station BAL/FADE (Balance/Fade): To adjust balance or fade, CAT (Category): The CAT button is used to find XM stations when the radio is in the XM mode. To find press the knob until the speaker control labels display. XM channels within a desired category, perform Continue pressing to highlight the desired label, or press the following:...
  • Page 238: Xm Radio Messages

    Radio Messages Undesired XM categories can be removed through the setup menu. To remove an undesired category, perform the following: Calibration Error: The audio system has been calibrated for the vehicle from the factory. If Calibration 1. Press the MENU button to display the radio Error displays, it means that the radio has not been setup menu.
  • Page 239 Playing CD(s) (Six-Disc CD Player) The CD player can play the smaller 3 inch (8 cm) single CDs with an adapter ring. Full-size CDs and the smaller CDs are loaded in the same manner. LOAD : Press this button to load CDs into the CD player.
  • Page 240 Care of CDs and DVDs Care of the CD and DVD Player If playing a CD-R, the sound quality can be reduced due Do not add any label to a CD, it could get caught in to CD-R or CD-RW quality, the method of recording, the the CD or DVD player.
  • Page 241 © ¨ EJECT or CD (Eject): Press and release this SEEK : Press the left SEEK arrow to go to the button to eject the disc that is currently playing. A CD start of the current track, if more than ten seconds on the ejecting from a radio with CD and DVD, ejects from the CD have played.
  • Page 242 RDM (Random): With the random setting, the tracks CD/AUX (CD/Auxiliary): Press this button to play a CD can be listened to in random, rather than sequential when listening to the radio. The CD icon and a message order, on one CD or all CDs in a six-disc CD player. showing the disc and/or track number displays when a To use random, do one of the following: CD is in the player.
  • Page 243 Radios with CD and DVD Audio Output Playing an MP3 CD-R or CD-RW Disc Only one audio source can be heard through the The radio with a Six-Disc CD player has the capability speakers at one time. An audio source is defined as of playing an MP3 CD-R or CD-RW disc.
  • Page 244: Using The Dvd Player

    Using the DVD Player Player Error: There are disc LOAD or disc EJECT problems. The DVD player is controlled by the buttons on the • It is very hot. When the temperature returns to remote control, or by the RSA system, or by the buttons normal, the CD should play.
  • Page 245: Playing A Dvd

    Playing a DVD Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) system and to start the parental control feature. Parental control prevents the DVD/CD AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button to cycle rear seat occupant from operating the Rear Seat Audio through DVD, CD, or Auxiliary when listening to the radio. (RSA) system or remote control.
  • Page 246 DVD-V (Video) Display Buttons ¨ SEEK (Next Track/Chapter): Press the right SEEK arrow to go to the next track or chapter. This button Once a DVD-V is inserted, the radio display menu might not work when the DVD is playing the copyright shows several tag options for DVD playing.
  • Page 247 The rear seat operator can navigate the DVD-A menus (Stop): Press this button to stop playing, rewinding, and controls through the remote control. See “Remote or fast forwarding a DVD. Control”, under Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) System on page 3-118 for more information. The Video Screen (Enter): Press this button to select the choices does not automatically power on when the DVD-A is that are highlighted in any menu.
  • Page 248: Inserting A Disc

    Inserting a Disc To resume DVD playback, press the button on the remote control, or press the pushbutton located under To play a disc, gently insert the disc, with the label side the play/pause symbol tag displayed on the radio. The up, into the loading slot.
  • Page 249: Dvd Radio Error Messages

    DVD Radio Error Messages To use a portable audio player, connect a 3.5 mm (1/8 inch) cable to the radio’s front auxiliary input jack. When a device is connected, press the radio CD/AUX Player Error: This message displays when there are button to begin playing audio from the device over disc load or eject problems.
  • Page 250: Using An Mp3 (radio With Six-disc Player)

    Using an MP3 (Radio with DVD/CD AUX (CD/Auxiliary): Press this button to cycle through DVD, CD, or Auxiliary when listening to the radio. Six-Disc Player) The DVD/CD text label and a message showing track or chapter number displays when a disc is in either slot. MP3 CD-R or CD-RW Disc Press this button again and the system automatically searches for an auxiliary input device, such as a portable...
  • Page 251 MP3 Format • Minimize the length of the file, folder, or playlist names. Long file, folder, or playlist names, or a Burning an MP3 disc on a personal computer: combination of a large number of files and folders, • Make sure the MP3 files are recorded on a CD-R or or playlists can cause the player to be unable to play CD-RW disc.
  • Page 252 Root Directory No Folder The root directory of the CD-R or CD-RW is treated as When the CD contains only compressed files, the files a folder. If the root directory has compressed audio files, are located under the root folder. The (previous) the directory is displayed as the CD label.
  • Page 253 When play enters a new folder, the display does not As each new track starts to play, the track number and automatically show the new folder name unless the folder song title displays. mode has been chosen as the default display. The new EJECT: Press this button to eject CD-R(s) or track name displays.
  • Page 254 (Next Folder): Press the pushbutton positioned (Music Navigator): Use the music navigator under the Folder label to go to the first track in the feature to play MP3 files on the CD-R or CD-RW in order next folder. by artist or album. Press the pushbutton located below the music navigator label.
  • Page 255 Using an MP3 (Radio with CD and Once all songs from that album are played, the player moves to the next album in alphabetic order on the CD-R DVD Player) or CD-RW and begin playing MP3 files from that album. To exit music navigator mode, press the pushbutton MP3/WMA CD-R or CD-RW Disc below the Back label to return to normal MP3 playback.
  • Page 256 MP3/WMA Format • Minimize the length of the file, folder, or playlist names. Long file, folder, or playlist names, or a Burning an MP3/WMA disc on a personal computer: combination of a large number of files and folders, or • Make sure the MP3/WMA files are recorded playlists could cause the player to be unable to play on a CD-R or CD-RW disc.
  • Page 257 Empty Directory or Folder Order of Play If a root directory or a folder exists somewhere in the Tracks recorded to the CD-R or CD-RW are played in file structure that contains only folders/subfolders and the following order: no compressed files directly beneath them, the player •...
  • Page 258: Playing An Mp3/wma

    File System and Naming Playing an MP3/WMA (In Either the DVD or CD Slot) The song name that is displayed is the song name that is contained in the ID3 tag. If the song name is not present Insert a CD-R or CD-RW partway into either the top or in the ID3 tag, then the radio displays the file name bottom slot, label side up.
  • Page 259 © ¨ CD (Eject): Press and release this button to eject SEEK : Press the left SEEK arrow to go to the CD-R or CD-RW that is currently playing in the bottom the start of the current MP3/WMA file, if more than slot.
  • Page 260 RDM (Random): With the random setting, MP3/WMA between the arrows. To listen to MP3/WMA files by files on the CD-R or CD-RW can be listened to in random, another artist, press the pushbutton located below either rather than sequential order. To play MP3/WMA files arrow button.
  • Page 261 XM Radio Messages DVD/CD AUX (Auxiliary): Press this button to cycle through DVD, CD, or Auxiliary when listening to the radio. The DVD/CD text label and a message showing track or XL (Explicit Language Channels): These channels, chapter number displays when a disc is in either slot. or any others, can be blocked at a customer’s request, Press this button again and the system automatically by calling 1-800-852-XMXM (9696).
  • Page 262 Channel Unavail: This previously assigned channel XM Theftlocked: The XM™ receiver in your vehicle is no longer assigned. Tune to another station. could have previously been in another vehicle. If this station was one of the presets, choose another For security purposes, XM™ receivers cannot be station for that preset button.
  • Page 263: Audio System

    Navigation/Radio System Audio System When using the in-vehicle Bluetooth system, sound For vehicles with a navigation radio system, see the comes through the vehicle’s front audio system speakers separate Navigation System manual. and overrides the audio system. Use the audio system ®...
  • Page 264: Pairing A Phone

    Pairing Pairing a Phone 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system A Bluetooth enabled cell phone must be paired to the in-vehicle Bluetooth system first and then connected to responds with “Ready” followed by a tone. the vehicle before it can be used. See the cell phone 2.
  • Page 265: Storing Name Tags

    Listing All Paired and Connected Phones Linking to a Different Phone 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system system responds with “Ready” followed by a tone. responds with “Ready” followed by a tone. 2.
  • Page 266 Using the Store Command 5. Say a name tag for the phone number. The name tag is recorded and the system responds with The store command allows a phone number to be “About to store <name tag>. Does that sound OK?”. stored without entering the digits individually.
  • Page 267: Deleting Name Tags

    Deleting Name Tags 4. After the complete number has been entered, say “Store”. The system responds with “Please say the The system uses the following commands to delete name tag” followed by a tone. name tags: 5. Say a name tag for the phone number. The name •...
  • Page 268: Making A Call

    Using the Delete All Name Tags Command Using the Dial Command The delete all name tags command deletes all stored 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system phone book name tags and route name tags for OnStar responds with “Ready” followed by a tone. (if present).
  • Page 269: Using The Re-dial Command

    Using the Digit Dial Command 3. Say the name tag of the person to call. • If the system clearly recognizes the name tag it 1. Press and hold for two seconds. The system responds with “OK, calling, <name tag>” and responds with “Ready”...
  • Page 270: Receiving A Call

    Receiving a Call Three-Way Calling When an incoming call is received, the audio system Three-Way Calling must be supported on the Bluetooth mutes and a ring tone is heard in the vehicle. phone and enabled by the wireless service carrier to work.
  • Page 271: Bluetooth System

    Muting a Call To Transfer Audio to the Cell Phone During a call with the audio in the vehicle: During a call, all sounds from inside the vehicle can be muted so that the person on the other end of the 1.
  • Page 272 Voice Pass-Thru Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) Tones Voice Pass-Thru allows access to the voice recognition commands on the cell phone. See the cell phone The in-vehicle Bluetooth system can send numbers and manufacturers user guide to see if the cell phone numbers stored as name tags during a call.
  • Page 273: Other Information

    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 274: Before Driving

    Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) Parental Control System The RSE system may have a Parental Control feature, depending on which radio the vehicle has. To start The vehicle may have a DVD Rear Seat Entertainment Parental Control, press and hold the radio power button (RSE) system.
  • Page 275 Headphones and/or static on the headphones, or if the indicator light does not come on, the batteries might need to be replaced. See “Battery Replacement” later in this section for more information. Switch the headphones to Off when not in use. Infrared transmitters are located at the rear of the RSE overhead console.
  • Page 276 Audio/Video (A/V) Jacks If the foam ear pads attached to the headphones become worn or damaged, the pads can be replaced separately from the headphone set. Refer to your dealer/retailer for more information. Battery Replacement To change the batteries on the headphones, do the following: 1.
  • Page 277: Audio Output

    Audio Output To use the auxiliary inputs of the RSE system, connect an external auxiliary device to the color-coded A/V jacks Audio from the DVD player or auxiliary inputs can be and turn both the auxiliary device and the video screen heard through the following possible sources: power on.
  • Page 278: Remote Control

    Video Screen Remote Control The video screen is located in the overhead console. To use the remote control, aim it at the transmitter window at the rear of the RSE overhead console and To use the video screen, do the following: press the desired button.
  • Page 279: Remote Control Buttons

    Remote Control Buttons (Main Menu): Press this button to access the DVD menu. The DVD menu is different on every DVD. Use the navigation arrows to move the cursor around the DVD menu. After making a selection press the enter button.
  • Page 280 While the DVD is playing, the DVD can be played slowly (Audio): Press this button to change audio tracks on by pressing the play/pause button then pressing the fast DVDs that have this feature when the DVD is playing. forward button. The DVD continues playing in a slow play The format and content of this function vary for each disc.
  • Page 281 Battery Replacement Problem Recommended Action The remote control does Check to make sure there To change the remote control batteries, do the following: not work. is no obstruction between 1. Slide the rear cover back on the remote control. the remote control and the transmitter window.
  • Page 282: Dvd Distortion

    Disc Region Error: This message displays, if the disc Problem Recommended Action is not from a correct region. Sometimes the wireless Check for obstructions, headphone audio cuts out low batteries, reception No Disc Inserted: This message displays, if no disc or buzzes.
  • Page 283: Rear Seat Audio (rsa)

    Rear Seat Audio (RSA) Vehicles with this feature allow the rear seat passengers to listen to and control any of the music sources: radio, CDs, DVDs, or other auxiliary sources. However, the rear seat passengers can only control the music sources the front seat passengers are not listening to (except on some radios where dual control is allowed).
  • Page 284: Theft-deterrent Feature

    © ¨ PROG (Program): Press this button to go to the next (Seek): When listening to FM, AM, or XM™ preset radio station or channel set on the main radio. © ¨ (if equipped), press the left or right seek arrow This function is inactive, with some radios, if the front to go to the next or the previous station or channels and seat passengers are listening to the radio.
  • Page 285: Audio Steering Wheel Controls

    Audio Steering Wheel Controls SRCE (Source/Voice Recognition): Press to switch between the radio (AM, FM, XM), CD, DVD (if equipped), front auxiliary (if equipped), and rear auxiliary Vehicles with audio (if equipped). steering wheel controls could differ depending For vehicles with the navigation system, press and hold on the vehicle’s options.
  • Page 286: Fixed Mast Antenna

    Cellular Phone Usage Cellular phone usage may cause interference with the The range for most AM stations is greater than for FM, vehicle’s radio. This interference may occur when making especially at night. The longer range can cause station or receiving phone calls, charging the phone’s battery, frequencies to interfere with each other.
  • Page 287: Driving Your Vehicle

    Section 4 Driving Your Vehicle Your Driving, the Road, and the Vehicle ....4-2 Highway Hypnosis ........4-35 Driving for Better Fuel Economy .......4-2 Hill and Mountain Roads ........4-36 Defensive Driving ...........4-2 Winter Driving ..........4-37 Drunk Driving ..........4-3 If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Control of a Vehicle ........4-3 Ice, or Snow ..........4-39 Braking ............4-4...
  • Page 288: Your Driving, The Road, And The Vehicle

    Your Driving, the Road, and Defensive Driving the Vehicle Defensive driving means “always expect the unexpected.” The first step in driving defensively is to wear your safety belt — See Safety Belts: They Are for Driving for Better Fuel Economy Everyone on page 1-20.
  • Page 289: Drunk Driving

    Drunk Driving For persons under 21, it is against the law in every U.S. state to drink alcohol. There are good medical, psychological, and developmental reasons for these laws. CAUTION: The obvious way to eliminate the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and Drinking and then driving is very dangerous.
  • Page 290: Braking

    Braking And, of course, actual stopping distances vary greatly with the surface of the road, whether it is pavement or gravel; the condition of the road, whether it is See Brake System Warning Light on page 3-37. wet, dry, or icy; tire tread; the condition of the brakes; Braking action involves perception time and reaction the weight of the vehicle;...
  • Page 291: Antilock Brake System (abs)

    Antilock Brake System (ABS) Let us say the road is wet and you are driving safely. Suddenly, an animal jumps out in front of you. You slam on the brakes and continue braking. Here is what This vehicle has the Antilock Brake System (ABS), an happens with ABS: advanced electronic braking system that helps prevent a braking skid.
  • Page 292: Braking In Emergencies

    Using ABS If the system fails to turn on or activate, the StabiliTrak light along with one of the following messages will be Do not pump the brakes. Just hold the brake pedal displayed on the Driver Information Center (DIC): down firmly and let antilock work.
  • Page 293 The StabiliTrak disable brake-traction control when traction control is off, but will button is located on the not be able to use the engine speed management instrument panel below the system. See “Traction Control Operation” next for more climate controls. information.
  • Page 294: Traction Control Operation

    Traction Control Operation damaged. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Reduce engine power and do The traction control system is part of the not spin the wheel(s) excessively while these lights StabiliTrak system. Traction control limits wheel and messages are displayed.
  • Page 295: Traction Control System (tcs)

    Traction Control System (TCS) SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL comes on in the Driver information Center (DIC) when a Traction Control System or Antilock Brake System problem has been The vehicle has a Traction Control System (TCS) that detected and the vehicle needs service. See DIC limits wheel spin.
  • Page 296: Locking Rear Axle

    Locking Rear Axle To turn the system off, press and release the TCS button. The locking rear axle can give the vehicle additional traction from the rear wheels when traveling in off-road situations such as mud, snow, sand, steep hills and uneven terrain.
  • Page 297: Steering

    Steering The light in the button must stop flashing and remain illuminated before the rear axle is locked. Power Steering Notice: If you try to lock the axle while the vehicle is stuck and the tires are spinning, the vehicle’s If power steering assist is lost because the engine stops drivetrain could be damaged.
  • Page 298: 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 299: Off-road Recovery

    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 300 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 301: Off-road Driving

    Off-Road Driving Before You Go Off-Roading • Have all necessary maintenance and service The airbag system is designed to work properly under a work done. wide range of conditions, including off-road usage. Always wear your safety belt and observe safe driving •...
  • Page 302 Loading Your Vehicle for Off-Road There are some important things to remember about how to load your vehicle. Driving • The heaviest things should be on the floor, forward of the rear axle. Put heavier items as far forward as you can. CAUTION: •...
  • Page 303: Environmental Concerns

    Environmental Concerns Traveling to Remote Areas Off-road driving can provide wholesome and satisfying It makes sense to plan your trip, especially when going recreation. However, it also raises environmental to a remote area. Know the terrain and plan your route. concerns.
  • Page 304 High Mobility Characteristics The vehicle has a 10 inch (25.4 cm) running ground clearance (A) and a 9 inch (22.8 cm) axle to ground clearance (B) while maintaining a low silhouette and a low center of gravity. 4-18...
  • Page 305 The vehicle has an approximate approach angle (A) of 42° and a departure angle (B) of 37°. Design specifications required a minimum gradeability of 60% (31°) slope, with the vehicle fully loaded, on high friction surfaces at 6 mph (9.7 km/h). The vehicle is expected to traverse this grade only for short durations.
  • Page 306 The vehicle should be able to traverse a 40% (22°) side The vehicle can climb a 16 inch (40.6 cm) vertical step. slope at 6 mph (9.7 km/h) while fully loaded on high Step climbing is best done by approaching the step friction surfaces.
  • Page 307 Brake and Accelerator Operation For mounds, washouts, loose up-hill slopes, ditches, etc. Techniques for Off-Road Driving For logs, walls, rocks, severe ditches, When wheel spin occurs as the vehicle is moving, the driver may notice a slight shaking or shuddering of hills, sand, etc.
  • Page 308: Scanning The Terrain

    Getting Familiar with Off-Road Driving CAUTION: It is a good idea to practice in an area that is safe and close to home before you go into the wilderness. Off-roading requires some new and different skills. When you are driving off-road, bouncing and quick Tune your senses to different kinds of signals.
  • Page 309: Crossing Obstacles

    Crossing Obstacles Surface Obstacles: Unseen or hidden obstacles can be hazardous. A rock, log, hole, rut, or bump can startle Approach Angle — a Key to Mobility you if you are not prepared for them. Often these obstacles are hidden by grass, bushes, snow, or even If you encounter a large dip in the terrain, do not the rise and fall of the terrain itself.
  • Page 310 Roll The Tires Over Large Rocks Log Crossing Using the proper technique, the vehicle will cross logs Do not straddle large rocks; up to 10 inches (25.4 cm) in diameter. Approach the log drive over them, letting the at approximately a 15° angle (A) with the transmission tire cover the rock.
  • Page 311: Driving On Hills

    Driving on Hills Approaching a Hill Off-road driving often takes you up, down, or across a When you approach a hill, decide if it is too steep to hill. Driving safely on hills requires good judgment climb, descend, or cross. Steepness can be hard to and an understanding of what the vehicle can and judge.
  • Page 312: Driving Uphill

    Driving Uphill CAUTION: Once you decide it is safe to drive up the hill: • Use transmission and transfer case low gear and Turning or driving across steep hills can be get a firm grip on the steering wheel. dangerous. You could lose traction, slide •...
  • Page 313 • If the engine has stopped running, you need to restart it. With the brake pedal pressed, apply CAUTION: the parking brake. If the vehicle has an automatic transmission, shift the transmission to P (Park). Restart the engine. Then, shift to R (Reverse), Driving to the top (crest) of a hill at full speed can release the parking brake, and slowly back down cause an accident.
  • Page 314 Things not to do if the vehicle stalls, or is about to stall, when going up a hill: CAUTION: • Never attempt to prevent a stall by shifting into N (Neutral) to rev-up the engine and regain forward Shifting the transfer case to Neutral can cause momentum.
  • Page 315: Driving Downhill

    Driving Downhill Things not to do when driving down a hill: • When driving downhill, avoid turns that take you When off-roading takes you downhill, consider: across the incline of the hill. A hill that is not too • How steep is the downhill? Will I be able to maintain steep to drive down might be too steep to drive vehicle control? across.
  • Page 316: Driving Across An Incline

    Driving Across an Incline • Surface conditions can be a problem. Loose gravel, muddy spots, or even wet grass can cause the tires An off-road trail will probably go across the incline of a to slip sideways, downhill. If the vehicle slips hill.
  • Page 317: Stalling On An Incline

    Stalling on an Incline When driving on sand, wheel traction changes. On loosely packed sand, such as on beaches or sand dunes, the tires will tend to sink into the sand. This affects steering, accelerating, and braking. Drive CAUTION: at a reduced speed and avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers.
  • Page 318: Driving In Water

    Driving in Water If the water is not too deep, drive slowly through it. At faster speeds, water splashes on the ignition system and the vehicle can stall. Stalling can also occur if you get the tailpipe under water. If the tailpipe is under CAUTION: water, you will never be able to start the engine.
  • Page 319: Assist Steps

    Assist Steps • Slow down and keep more space between you and other vehicles because headlamps can only light up If your vehicle has removable side steps, remove the so much road ahead. steps prior to off-roading to give your vehicle more •...
  • Page 320: Driving In Rain And On Wet Roads

    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 and affect your ability to stop and accelerate. Always water.
  • Page 321: Before Leaving On A Long Trip

    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 322: Hill And Mountain Roads

    Hill and Mountain Roads CAUTION: 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 323: Winter Driving

    Winter Driving The Traction Control System (TCS) on page 4-9 improves the ability to accelerate on slippery roads, but slow down and adjust your driving to the road conditions. Driving on Snow or Ice When driving through deep snow, turn off the traction control system to help maintain vehicle motion at lower Drive carefully when there is snow or ice between the speeds.
  • Page 324 Blizzard Conditions CAUTION: (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 two inches (5 cm) on use the Roadside Service on page 7-7. To get help and the side of the vehicle that is away from the keep everyone in the vehicle safe: wind to bring in fresh air.
  • Page 325: If Your Vehicle Is Stuck In Sand, Mud, Ice, Or Snow

    Repeat this until help arrives but only when you feel really uncomfortable from the cold. Moving about CAUTION: to keep warm also helps. If it takes some time for help to arrive, now and then If you let your vehicle’s tires spin at high speed, when you run the engine, push the accelerator they can explode, and you or others could be pedal slightly so the engine runs faster than the idle...
  • Page 326: Rocking Your Vehicle To Get It Out

    Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out Recovery Loops Turn the steering wheel left and right to clear the area around the front wheels. The traction control system CAUTION: activates when the system senses that the wheels are spinning. Shift back and forth between R (Reverse) and a forward gear, spinning the wheels as little as possible.
  • Page 327 Your vehicle may have recovery loops at the front and rear of the vehicle. You may need to use them if you are stuck off-road and need to be pulled to some place where you can continue driving. Rear of Vehicle Front of Vehicle 4-41...
  • Page 328: First Aid Kit And Tool Kit

    First Aid Kit and Tool Kit If the vehicle has a first aid and tool kit, it is located in the storage bin behind the spare tire on SUV models. It is held in place with a hook and loop fastener strap. On SUT models, the kit is in the rear cargo compartment on the passenger side of the vehicle.
  • Page 329: Front Mounted Receiver

    Front Mounted Receiver Power Winch Platform You can use the power winch platform (if equipped) with an aftermarket winch. Connect the winch to the platform and wiring to the vehicle following the winch manufacturer’s guidelines. Notice: Do not use the winch platform to winch at a tension of more than 9,000 lbs.
  • Page 330: Loading The Vehicle

    • Loading the Vehicle Put your transmission in N (Neutral). • Use your regular brakes to hold your vehicle in It is very important to know how much weight your place and block the wheels to keep the vehicle from vehicle can carry.
  • Page 331 Tire and Loading Information Label The tire and loading information label shows the number of occupant seating positions (A), and the maximum vehicle capacity weight (B) in kilograms and pounds. The Tire and Loading Information label also shows the size of the original equipment tires (C) and the recommended cold tire inflation pressures (D).
  • Page 332 Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit See Towing a Trailer on page 4-55 for important information on towing a trailer, towing safety Locate the statement “The combined weight rules and trailering tips. of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs” on your vehicle’s placard. Determine the combined weight of the driver and passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
  • Page 333 Example 3 Example 2 Item Description Total Item Description Total Vehicle Capacity Vehicle Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs Weight for Weight for (453 kg) (453 kg) Example 3 = Example 2 = Subtract Occupant Subtract Occupant 1,000 lbs Weight 200 lbs Weight 150 lbs 750 lbs (340 kg) (453 kg)
  • Page 334 Certification/Tire Label To find out the actual loads on your front and rear axles, you need to go to a weigh station and weigh your vehicle. Your dealer can help you with this. Be sure to spread out your load equally on both sides of the centerline.
  • Page 335 Using heavier suspension components to get There is also important loading information for added durability might not change your weight off-road driving in this manual. See “Loading Your ratings. Ask your dealer to help you load Vehicle for Off-Road Driving” under Off-Road your vehicle the right way.
  • Page 336: Towing

    Towing Here are some important things to consider before recreational vehicle towing: • What is 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 337: Dinghy Towing

    Dinghy Towing CAUTION: Shifting a full-time four-wheel-drive vehicle’s transfer case into N (Neutral) can cause the vehicle to roll even if the transmission is in P (Park). The driver or others could be injured. Make sure the parking brake is firmly set before the transfer case is shifted to N (Neutral).
  • Page 338: Selectable Extended Rear Ride Height

    Dolly Towing Selectable Extended Rear Ride Height If the vehicle has this feature it comes as part of the electronically controlled air suspension system. The selectable rear ride height allows the rear of the vehicle to be raised about 2 inches (5 cm) over the normal ride height.
  • Page 339: Electronically Controlled Air Suspension System

    Electronically Controlled Air To use this feature, ensure that the following conditions are met: Suspension System • The engine must be running. • All doors must be fully closed. The suspension will With this feature, the electronically controlled air not raise or lower if a door is open. suspension keeps the rear of the vehicle level under all load conditions.
  • Page 340: Overload And Overheat Protection

    Overload and Overheat Protection The system includes a compressor, two height sensors and two air springs supporting the vehicle. Overload protection is designed to protect the air The system is activated when the engine is started suspension system and is an indication to the driver that and deactivated when the ignition is returned to OFF.
  • Page 341: Towing A Trailer

    Towing a Trailer Notice: Pulling a trailer improperly can damage the vehicle and result in costly repairs not covered by the vehicle warranty. To pull a trailer correctly, follow the advice in this section and see your CAUTION: dealer/retailer for important information about towing a trailer with the vehicle.
  • Page 342: Pulling A 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 The weight on the vehicle’s tires the rig will be legal, not only where you live but Weight of the Trailer...
  • Page 343 Use the following chart to determine how much the vehicle can weigh, based upon the vehicle model and options. Engine Axle Ratio Maximum Trailer Weight **GCWR 6.2L V8 (SUV) 3.73 8,200 lbs (3 720 kg) 15,000 lbs (6 804 kg) 6.2L V8 (SUT)* 3.73 8,200 lbs (3 720 kg)
  • Page 344: 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 345 Do not exceed the maximum allowable tongue weight Consider the following example: for the vehicle. Choose the shortest hitch extension that A vehicle model base weight is 5,500 lbs (2 495 kg); will position the hitch ball closest to the vehicle. This 2,800 lbs (1 270 kg) at the front axle and 2,700 lbs will help reduce the effect of trailer tongue weight on the (1 225 kg) at the rear axle.
  • Page 346 If the vehicle has many options and there is a front seat It is important that the vehicle does not exceed any of passenger and two rear seat passengers with some its ratings — GCWR, GVWR, RGAWR, Maximum Trailer luggage and gear in the vehicle as well. 300 lbs (136 kg) Rating or Tongue Weight.
  • Page 347: Safety Chains

    Weight-Distributing Hitches and Weight If a step-bumper hitch will be used, the bumper could be damaged in sharp turns. Make sure there is ample room Carrying Hitches when turning to avoid contact between the trailer and the bumper. If the loaded trailer being pulled will weigh more than 5,000 lbs (2 270 kg), be sure to use a properly mounted weight-distributing hitch and sway control of the proper size.
  • Page 348 Tow/Haul Mode Tow/Haul is designed to be most effective when the vehicle and trailer combined weight is at least 75 percent of the vehicle’s Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR). Pressing this button at See “Weight of the Trailer” later in the section. Tow/Haul the end of the shift lever is most useful under the following driving conditions: turns on and off the...
  • Page 349: Driving With A Trailer

    Trailer Brakes CAUTION: (Continued) A loaded trailer that weighs more than 2,000 lbs (900 kg) needs to have its own brake system that is adequate for the weight of the trailer. Be sure to read To maximize safety when towing a trailer: and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so •...
  • Page 350: Following Distance

    Passing Before starting, check all trailer hitch parts and attachments, safety chains, electrical connectors, lamps, More passing distance is needed when towing a trailer. tires and mirror adjustments. If the trailer has electric Because the rig is longer, it is necessary to go much brakes, start the vehicle and trailer moving and then farther beyond the passed vehicle before returning to apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure the...
  • Page 351: Making Turns

    Making Turns Driving On Grades Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear before starting Notice: Making very sharp turns while trailering down a long or steep downgrade. If the transmission is could cause the trailer to come in contact with the not shifted down, the brakes might have to be used so vehicle.
  • Page 352: Parking On Hills

    Parking on Hills CAUTION: CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out of the vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in P (Park) with the parking Parking the vehicle on a hill with the trailer brake firmly set. The vehicle can roll. attached can be dangerous.
  • Page 353: Maintenance When Trailer Towing

    Maintenance When Trailer Towing The seven-wire harness contains the following trailer circuits: The vehicle needs service more often when pulling a • Yellow: Left Stop/Turn Signal trailer. See this manual’s Maintenance Schedule or Index • for more information. Things that are especially important Dark Green: Right Stop/Turn Signal in trailer operation are automatic transmission fluid, •...
  • Page 354: Trailer Recommendations

    Electric Brake Control Wiring Trailer Recommendations Provisions Subtract the hitch loads from the Cargo Weight Rating (CWR). CWR is the maximum weight of the load These wiring provisions are included with the vehicle the vehicle can carry. It does not include the weight of as part of the trailer wiring package.
  • Page 355: Service And Appearance Care

    Section 5 Service and Appearance Care Service ............5-3 Overheated Engine Protection Accessories and Modifications ......5-3 Operating Mode .........5-35 California Proposition 65 Warning .....5-4 Power Steering Fluid ........5-36 California Perchlorate Materials Requirements ..5-4 Windshield Washer Fluid ........5-37 Doing Your Own Service Work ......5-4 Brakes ............5-38 Adding Equipment to the Outside of Battery ............5-41...
  • Page 356 Section 5 Service and Appearance Care Tire Pressure Monitor Operation .....5-66 Speaker Covers ..........5-105 Tire Inspection and Rotation ......5-69 Care of Safety Belts ........5-105 When It Is Time for New Tires .......5-71 Weatherstrips ..........5-105 Buying New Tires .........5-72 Washing Your Vehicle ........5-105 Different Size Tires and Wheels ......5-74 Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses ....5-106 Uniform Tire Quality Grading ......5-74...
  • Page 357: Service

    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 358: California Proposition 65 Warning

    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 CAUTION: cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Engine exhaust, many parts and systems (including some inside the vehicle), many fluids, and You can be injured and the vehicle could be some component wear by-products contain and/or emit...
  • Page 359: Adding Equipment To The Outside Of The Vehicle

    Gasoline Octane Keep a record with all parts receipts and list the mileage and the date of any service work performed. See Maintenance Record on page 6-17. Use premium unleaded gasoline with a posted octane rating of 91 or higher. You can also use regular unleaded gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher, but the vehicle’s Adding Equipment to the Outside of acceleration could be slightly reduced, and you might...
  • Page 360: California Fuel

    California Fuel For customers who do not use TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline regularly, one bottle of GM Fuel System Treatment PLUS, added to the fuel tank at every engine If the vehicle is certified to meet California Emissions oil change, can help clean deposits from fuel injectors Standards, it is designed to operate on fuels that meet and intake valves.
  • Page 361: Fuel E85 (85% Ethanol)

    Fuels containing MMT can reduce the life of spark plugs on E85, it could be because the E85 fuel is not properly and the performance of the emission control system formulated for your climate. If this happens, switching to could be affected. The malfunction indicator lamp might gasoline or adding gasoline to the fuel tank can improve turn on.
  • Page 362: Fuels In Foreign Countries

    Fuels in Foreign Countries Filling the Tank If you plan on driving in another country outside the United States or Canada, the proper fuel might be hard CAUTION: to find. Never use leaded gasoline or any other fuel not recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel would not Fuel vapor burns violently and a fuel fire can be covered by the vehicle warranty.
  • Page 363 The fuel cap is located on the driver side of the CAUTION: vehicle. Fuel can spray out on you if you open the fuel cap too quickly. If you spill fuel and then something ignites it, you could be badly burned. This spray can happen if the tank is nearly full, and is more likely in hot weather.
  • Page 364: Filling A Portable Fuel Container

    Filling a Portable Fuel Container The TIGHTEN GAS CAP message displays on the Driver Information Center (DIC) if the fuel cap is not properly installed. See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 3-56 for more information. CAUTION: CAUTION: Never fill a portable fuel container while it is in the vehicle.
  • Page 365: Checking Things Under The Hood

    Checking Things Under CAUTION: (Continued) the Hood • Bring the fill nozzle in contact with the inside of the fill opening before operating the nozzle. CAUTION: Contact should be maintained until the filling is complete. • Do not smoke while pumping fuel. Things that burn can get on hot engine parts and •...
  • Page 366: Hood Release

    Hood Release 2. Pull the handle with this symbol on it. It is located inside the To open the hood: vehicle to the lower left of the steering column. 1. Release both hood side latches. 5-12...
  • Page 367 Before closing the hood, be sure all filler caps are on properly. To close the hood: 1. Hold up the hood a few inches from the closed position and then let it go so that it has enough force to engage the hood latch. 2.
  • Page 368: Engine Compartment Overview

    Engine Compartment Overview When you open the hood on the 6.2L V8 engine here is what you will see: 5-14...
  • Page 369: Engine Oil

    A. Coolant Surge Tank. See Cooling System on K. Remote Positive (+) Terminal. See Jump Starting on page 5-27. page 5-42. B. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter and Air Filter Restriction L. Brake Fluid Reservoir. See “Brake Fluid” under Indicator (If Equipped). See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Brakes on page 5-38.
  • Page 370: When To Add Engine Oil

    When to Add Engine Oil See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-14 for the location of the engine oil fill cap. If the oil is below the cross-hatched area at the tip of the dipstick, add at least one quart/liter of the recommended Add enough oil to put the level somewhere in the proper oil.
  • Page 371: Cold Temperature Operation

    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 372: Engine Oil Life System

    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 ENGINE OIL SOON message comes on. See DIC Warnings and Messages on page 3-56. Change Do not add anything to the oil.
  • Page 373: How To Reset The Engine Oil Life System

    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 374: Engine Air Cleaner/filter

    Engine Air Cleaner/Filter See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-14 for the location of the engine air cleaner/filter and the air filter restriction indicator, if equipped. When to Inspect the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter If the vehicle is equipped with an air filter restriction indicator, it lets you know when the engine air cleaner/ filter needs to be replaced.
  • Page 375: How To Inspect The Engine Air Cleaner/filter

    How to Inspect the Engine Air Inspecting the Engine Air Cleaner/Filter and Resetting the Air Filter Restriction Cleaner/Filter Indicator Vehicles With an Air Filter Restriction Indicator Locate the air filter restriction indicator on the engine air duct. When the indicator turns black or is in the red/orange change zone, replace the filter and reset the indicator.
  • Page 376 4. Clean the air cleaner/filter sealing surfaces and the housing. 5. Inspect or replace the engine air cleaner/filter. 6. Reinstall the cover and tighten the screws. 7. Reset the air filter restriction indicator, if equipped, by pressing the top button on the indicator. If the vehicle is not equipped with the air filter restriction indicator, refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to replace the engine...
  • Page 377: Automatic Transmission Fluid

    Automatic Transmission Fluid CAUTION: When to Check and Change Automatic Transmission Fluid Operating the engine with the air cleaner/filter off can cause you or others to be burned. The air It is usually not necessary to check the transmission fluid level.
  • Page 378: How To Check Automatic Transmission Fluid

    How to Check Automatic Transmission 6. Using the TRANS TEMP reading, determine and perform the appropriate check procedure. If the Fluid TRANS TEMP reading is not within the required temperature ranges, allow the vehicle to cool, Notice: Too much or too little fluid can damage or operate the vehicle until the appropriate your transmission.
  • Page 379: Hot Check Procedure

    Hot Check Procedure 3. Install the dipstick by pushing it back in all the way, wait three seconds, and then pull it back out again. Use this procedure to check the transmission fluid level 4. Check both sides of the dipstick, and read the lower when the transmission fluid temperature is between level.
  • Page 380 Consistency of Readings Always check the fluid level at least twice using the procedures described. Consistency is important to maintaining proper fluid level. If fluid is added, it may take 15 minutes or longer to obtain an accurate reading because of residual fluid draining down the dipstick tube. If inconsistent readings persist, check the transmission breather to be sure it is clean and not clogged.
  • Page 381: Cooling System

    Cooling System CAUTION: When you decide it is safe to lift the hood, here is what you will see: An electric fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. Keep hands, clothing, and tools away from any underhood electric fan.
  • Page 382: How To Add Coolant To The Coolant Surge Tank

    The coolant level should be at or above the FULL Notice: Engine damage from running your engine COLD mark. If it is not, you may have a leak at the without coolant is not covered by your warranty. See pressure cap or in the radiator hoses, heater hoses, Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode on radiator, water pump, or somewhere else in the cooling page 5-35 for information on driving to a safe place...
  • Page 383 If no coolant is visible in the surge tank, add coolant as follows: CAUTION: CAUTION: Adding only plain water to the cooling system can be dangerous. Plain water, or some other liquid such as alcohol, can boil before the proper coolant Steam and scalding liquids from a hot cooling mixture will.
  • Page 384 CAUTION: You can be burned if you spill coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will burn if the engine parts are hot enough. Do not spill coolant on a hot engine. 1. Locate the coolant surge tank pressure cap that has this label.
  • Page 385: Engine Coolant

    Engine Coolant The cooling system in the vehicle is filled with ® DEX-COOL engine coolant. This coolant is designed to remain in the vehicle for five years or 150,000 miles (240 000 km), whichever occurs first, if you add only ®...
  • Page 386 What Kind of Coolant to Use Notice: If an improper coolant mixture is used, the engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The Use a mixture of one-half clean, drinkable water and repair cost would not be covered by the vehicle ®...
  • Page 387: Adding Coolant

    Checking Coolant Adding Coolant ® If you need more coolant, add the proper DEX-COOL The coolant surge tank is coolant mixture at the surge tank, but only when the located in the engine engine is cool. compartment on the passenger side of the vehicle.
  • Page 388 If Steam Is Coming From the Engine Notice: If the engine catches fire while driving with no coolant, the vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. See Overheated Engine CAUTION: Protection Operating Mode on page 5-35 for information on driving to a safe place in an emergency.
  • Page 389: Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode

    Overheated Engine Protection If you get the ENGINE COOLANT HOT message with no sign of steam, try this for a minute or so: Operating Mode 1. Turn on the heater to full hot at the highest fan speed and open the windows as necessary. If an overheated engine condition exists and the ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED message is displayed, 2.
  • Page 390: Power Steering Fluid

    Power Steering Fluid How to Check Power Steering Fluid To check the power steering fluid: See Engine Compartment 1. Turn the key off and let the engine compartment Overview on page 5-14 for cool down. reservoir location. 2. Wipe the cap and the top of the reservoir clean. 3.
  • Page 391: Windshield Washer Fluid

    Windshield Washer Fluid Notice: • When using concentrated washer fluid, follow What to Use the manufacturer’s instructions for adding water. When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read • Do not mix water with ready-to-use washer fluid. the manufacturer’s instructions before use. If you will Water can cause the solution to freeze and be operating your vehicle in an area where the damage your washer fluid tank and other parts...
  • Page 392: Brakes

    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 Brake Fluid linings are installed. Add or remove brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done on the brake The brake master cylinder hydraulic system.
  • Page 393: Checking Brake Fluid

    Checking Brake Fluid CAUTION: Check brake fluid by looking at the brake fluid reservoir. See Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-14. With the wrong kind of fluid in the brake hydraulic The fluid level should be system, the brakes might not work well. This could above MIN.
  • Page 394: Brake Adjustment

    Brake Wear Properly torqued wheel nuts are necessary to help prevent brake pulsation. When tires are rotated, inspect This vehicle has disc brakes. Disc brake pads have brake pads for wear and evenly tighten wheel nuts in built-in wear indicators that make a high-pitched warning the proper sequence to torque specifications in sound when the brake pads are worn and new pads Capacities and Specifications on page 5-117.
  • Page 395: Battery

    Replacing Brake System Parts Battery The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many This vehicle has a maintenance free battery. When it is parts have to be of top quality and work well together if time for a new battery, see your dealer/retailer for the vehicle is to have really good braking.
  • Page 396: Vehicle Storage

    Vehicle Storage Jump Starting If your vehicle’s battery has run down, you may want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start CAUTION: your vehicle. Be sure to use the following steps to do it safely. Batteries have acid that can burn you and gas that can explode.
  • Page 397 Notice: If the other vehicle’s system is not a 12-volt 4. Open the hoods and locate the positive (+) and system with a negative ground, both vehicles can negative (−) terminal locations of the other vehicle. be damaged. Only use vehicles with 12-volt systems Your vehicle has a remote positive (+) jump with negative grounds to jump start your vehicle.
  • Page 398 The remote negative (−) terminal is located on the CAUTION: engine accessory drive bracket and is marked GND (Ground). Using a match near a battery can cause battery gas to explode. People have been hurt doing this, and some have been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light.
  • Page 399 5. Check that the jumper cables do not have loose or 6. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) missing insulation. If they do, you could get a terminal of the dead battery. Use a remote shock. The vehicles could be damaged too. positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one.
  • Page 400 10. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for awhile. 11. Try to start the vehicle that had the dead battery. If it will not start after a few tries, it probably needs service. Notice: If the jumper cables are connected or removed in the wrong order, electrical shorting may occur and damage the vehicle.
  • Page 401: Rear Axle

    Rear Axle To disconnect the jumper cables from both vehicles do the following: When to Check Lubricant 1. Disconnect the black negative (−) cable from the vehicle that had the dead battery. It is not necessary to regularly check rear axle fluid 2.
  • Page 402: Four-wheel Drive

    How to Check Lubricant What to Use Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-13. Four-Wheel Drive Transfer Case It is not necessary to regularly check transfer case fluid unless you suspect there is a leak or you hear an unusual noise.
  • Page 403: Front Axle

    How to Check Lubricant 2. Add fluid if necessary. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of lubricant to use. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-13. 3. Reinstall the filler plug. Use care not to overtighten the filler plug.
  • Page 404: Bulb Replacement

    How to Check Lubricant What to Use To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what level surface. kind of lubricant to use. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-13. Bulb Replacement For the proper type of replacement bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs on page 5-55.
  • Page 405: Headlamps

    Headlamps 4. Unplug the electrical connector. To replace a headlamp bulb: 1. Open the hood. See Hood Release on page 5-12. 2. Locate the affected headlamp on the inner front portion of the hood. 3. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and pull it out of the headlamp assembly.
  • Page 406: Front Turn Signal And Parking Lamps

    Front Turn Signal and Parking Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Lamps To replace a daytime running lamp bulb: To replace a front turn signal or parking lamp bulb: 1. Locate the lamp assembly behind the 1. Open the hood. See Hood Release on page 5-12. front bumper through 2.
  • Page 407: Roof Marker Lamps

    Roof Marker Lamps 5. Turn the bulb socket clockwise into the lamp assembly until it locks into place. Corner Roof Marker Lamps 6. Place the side of the lens with the slotted end into the notch first and then tighten the screw. To replace one of these bulbs: Center Roof Marker Lamps To replace one of these bulbs:...
  • Page 408: Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps And Back-up Lamps

    Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps 3. Remove the two screws from the rear and Back-up Lamps lamp assembly and remove the rear lamp assembly. 4. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to remove it from the taillamp housing. 5. Pull the bulb straight out from the socket. A.
  • Page 409: Replacement Bulbs

    Replacement Bulbs The vehicle may have a taillamp in the bumper. To replace it: 1. Locate the affected Exterior Lamp Bulb Number taillamp which is Back-up Lamp 3156K behind and under Daytime Running Lamp (DRL) 4114K LCP the bumper. Front Turn Signal and 4157K or 3157KX Parking Lamp Low-Beam and High-Beam...
  • Page 410: Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

    Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Windshield wiper blades should be inspected for wear and cracking. See Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 for more information. Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. For proper type and length, see Maintenance Replacement Parts on page 6-15.
  • Page 411: Tires

    Tires CAUTION: (Continued) Your new vehicle comes with high-quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. If you ever • Underinflated tires pose the same danger have questions about your tire warranty and where as overloaded tires. The resulting to obtain service, see your vehicle Warranty accident could cause serious injury.
  • Page 412: Tire Sidewall Labeling

    Tire Sidewall Labeling (B) TPC Spec (Tire Performance Criteria Specification) Original equipment tires designed to GM’s specific tire performance criteria have Useful information about a tire is molded into the a TPC specification code molded onto the sidewall. sidewall. The following illustrations are examples GM’s TPC specifications meet or exceed all of a typical LT-Metric tire sidewall.
  • Page 413 (F) Tire Ply Material The type of cord and (B) Tire Width The three-digit number indicates number of plies in the sidewall and under the tire section width in millimeters from sidewall the tread. to sidewall. (G) Single Tire Maximum Load Maximum load (C) Aspect Ratio A two-digit number that...
  • Page 414: Tire Terminology And Definitions

    Tire Terminology and Definitions Cold Tire Pressure The amount of air pressure in a tire, measured in pounds per square inch (psi) or kilopascals (kPa) before a tire has built up heat Air Pressure The amount of air inside the from driving.
  • Page 415 Intended Outboard Sidewall The side of an Occupant Distribution Designated seating asymmetrical tire, that must always face outward positions. when mounted on a vehicle. Outward Facing Sidewall The side of an Kilopascal (kPa) The metric unit for air pressure. asymmetrical tire that has a particular side that faces outward when mounted on a vehicle.
  • Page 416 A metal support for a tire and upon which UTQGS (Uniform Tire Quality Grading the tire beads are seated. Standards) A tire information system that provides consumers with ratings for a tire’s Sidewall The portion of a tire between the tread traction, temperature, and treadwear.
  • Page 417: Inflation - Tire Pressure

    Inflation - Tire Pressure A vehicle specific Tire and Loading Information label is attached to your vehicle. This label shows your vehicle’s original equipment tires and the Tires need the correct amount of air pressure to correct inflation pressures for your tires when they operate effectively.
  • Page 418: How To Check

    How to Check Tire Pressure Monitor System Use a good quality pocket-type gage to check The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses radio tire pressure. You cannot tell if your tires are and sensor technology to check tire pressure levels. properly inflated simply by looking at them.
  • Page 419 Federal Communications Commission Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to (FCC) and Industry and Science Canada maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) operates on TPMS low tire pressure telltale.
  • Page 420: Tire Pressure Monitor Operation

    Tire Pressure Monitor Operation Displays (Using DIC Buttons) on page 3-47 or DIC Operation and Displays (Using Trip Odometer Reset Stem) on page 3-52 and DIC Warnings and Messages on This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure Monitor System page 3-56. (TPMS).
  • Page 421: 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 the malfunction light should go off when the TPMS TPMS sensors are missing or inoperable.
  • Page 422: Tpms Sensor Matching Process

    TPMS Sensor Matching Process The TPMS sensor 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 rotate your vehicle’s tires or replace one or more of the TPMS sensors, the identification codes engine off.
  • Page 423: Tire Inspection And Rotation

    Tire Inspection and Rotation 7. Proceed to the passenger side rear tire, and repeat the procedure in Step 5. We recommend that you regularly inspect your 8. Proceed to the driver side rear tire, and repeat the vehicle’s tires, including the spare tire, for signs of procedure in Step 5.
  • Page 424 Any time you notice unusual wear, rotate your tires as soon as possible and check wheel alignment. Also check for damaged tires or wheels. See When It Is Time for New Tires on page 5-71 and Wheel Replacement on page 5-76. Five-Tire Rotation Pattern Four-Tire Rotation Pattern When rotating your vehicle’s tires, always use one...
  • Page 425: When It Is Time For New Tires

    When It Is Time for New Tires Reset the Tire Pressure Monitor System. See Tire Pressure Monitor Operation on page 5-66. Various factors, such as maintenance, temperatures, Make certain that all wheel nuts are properly driving speeds, vehicle loading, and road conditions, tightened.
  • Page 426: Buying New Tires

    Buying New Tires You need new tires if any of the following statements are true: GM has developed and matched specific tires for • You can see the indicators at three or more places your vehicle. The original equipment tires installed around the tire.
  • Page 427 GM recommends replacing tires in sets of four. This is because uniform tread depth on all tires will CAUTION: help keep your vehicle performing most like it did when the tires were new. Replacing less than a full set of tires can affect the braking and handling If you use bias-ply tires on the vehicle, the performance of your vehicle.
  • Page 428: Different Size Tires And Wheels

    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 on your original equipment wheels and tires, this could the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and affect the way your vehicle performs, including its maximum section width.
  • Page 429 Treadwear Traction – AA, A, B, C The treadwear grade is a comparative rating The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are based on the wear rate of the tire when tested AA, A, B, and C. Those grades represent the tire’s under controlled conditions on a specified ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under government test course.
  • Page 430: Wheel Alignment And Tire Balance

    Temperature – A, B, C Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, The tires and wheels on your vehicle were aligned and C, representing the tire’s resistance to the and balanced carefully at the factory to give you generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat the longest tire life and best overall performance.
  • Page 431: Tire Chains

    Used Replacement Wheels If you need to replace any of your wheels, wheel bolts, wheel nuts, or Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) sensors, replace them only with new GM original equipment parts. This way, you will be sure to have the CAUTION: right wheel, wheel bolts, wheel nuts, and TPMS sensors for your vehicle.
  • Page 432: Accessory Inflator

    Accessory Inflator The accessory inflator kit includes a hose and three nozzle adapters. Your vehicle may have an accessory inflator system. You can inflate things like basketballs and bicycle tires. You can also use it to bring your tire pressure up to the proper pressure.
  • Page 433: If A Tire Goes Flat

    CAUTION: Inflating something too much can make it explode, and you or others could be injured. Be sure to read the inflator instructions, and inflate any object only to its recommended pressure. If a Tire Goes Flat It is unusual for a tire to blowout while you are driving, especially if you maintain your vehicle’s tires properly.
  • Page 434: Changing A Flat Tire

    Changing a Flat Tire A rear blowout, particularly on a curve, acts much like a skid and may require the same correction you would use in a skid. In any rear blowout remove your foot from If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage the accelerator pedal.
  • Page 435 CAUTION: (Continued) 4. Turn off the engine and do not restart while the vehicle is raised. 5. Do not allow passengers to remain in the vehicle. To be even more certain the vehicle will not move, you can put blocks at the front and rear of the tire farthest away from the one being changed.
  • Page 436: Removing The Spare Tire And Tools (sut)

    Removing the Spare Tire and 3. Open the tool bag. You will find the following tools needed to remove the spare tire and flat tire: Tools (SUT) The jack is stored in the rear cargo compartment on the passenger side of the vehicle. The tools for the jack are stored under the rear passenger’s seat.
  • Page 437 To access the jack, remove the cover, unlock it and then pull the cover off. Release the jack by inserting the wheel wrench (A) into the hole (B) and turn counterclockwise. Before proceeding, be sure to set the wheel blocks at the appropriate tire as previously shown.
  • Page 438 Removing the Spare Tire (SUT) Remove the wheel blocks from the tool bag. Then The spare tire is attached to the tire carrier. To remove lift the wheel block the spare tire: as shown to lock it into place. In order to remove the spare tire, you may need someone to assist you.
  • Page 439 6. Remove the wheel nuts holding the spare tire onto the tire carrier. 7. Pull off the spare tire and gently lower to the 3. Pull off the license plate holder from the spare tire. ground. Set it next to the flat tire. 4.
  • Page 440: Removing The Spare Tire And Tools (suv)

    Removing the Spare Tire and Tools (SUV) Removing the Tools (SUV) The equipment you will need to change a flat tire is stored under the storage tray, which is located on the driver side trim panel (over the rear wheelhouse). To remove the equipment: 2.
  • Page 441 3. Open the tool bag. The following tools needed to Before proceeding, be sure to set the wheel blocks at remove the spare tire and flat tire are inside the the appropriate tire as previously shown. To use tool bag: the wheel blocks: A.
  • Page 442 Removing the Spare Tire (SUV) The spare tire is attached to the tire carrier. To remove the spare tire: In order to remove the spare tire, you may need someone to assist you. 1. Open the tire carrier. See Tailgate/Spare Tire Carrier on page 2-16 for tire carrier operation.
  • Page 443 5. Remove the wheel nuts holding the spare tire onto the tire carrier. 6. Pull off the spare tire and gently lower it to the 3. Pull off the license plate holder from the spare tire. ground. Set it next to the flat tire. 4.
  • Page 444: Removing The Flat Tire And Installing The Spare Tire

    Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire Jack (SUV and SUT) 1. Do a safety check before proceeding. See Changing a Flat Tire on page 5-80 for more information. 2. To remove the center cap, place the flat end of the wheel wrench in the slot on the wheel and carefully pry the...
  • Page 445 5. Assemble the jack and tools: Front Flat Tire – Jack 7. Front Flat Tire: Position the jack under the vehicle Assemble the jack together with the jack handle on the front lower control arm behind the flat tire. and the jack handle extensions, as shown above. 6.
  • Page 446 CAUTION: 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. Rear Flat Tire – Jack CAUTION: Rear Flat Tire: Place the jack under the curved rear axle pad.
  • Page 447 9. Remove all the wheel 10. Remove any rust or dirt nuts and take off the from the wheel bolts, flat tire. mounting surfaces and spare wheel. CAUTION: CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on bolts or nuts because the nuts might come loose. The vehicle’s wheel Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the parts to which it is could fall off, causing a crash.
  • Page 448 CAUTION: Incorrect or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to come loose and even come off. This could lead to a crash. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as soon as you can and have the nuts tightened with a torque wrench to the proper torque specification.
  • Page 449: Storing A Flat Or Spare Tire And Tools (sut)

    Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and 15. Tighten the nuts firmly in a crisscross Tools (SUT) sequence as shown by turning the wheel Storing the Flat or Spare Tire wrench with the wheel wrench extender Use the following art and text to help you store the clockwise.
  • Page 450 4. Use the wheel wrench and the wheel wrench extension to tighten the nuts firmly. Try to move the tire back and forth slightly to be sure it is secure. 5. Slide the license plate holder onto the spare or flat tire.
  • Page 451 Storing the Jack and Tools 6. Place the remaining tools in the tool bag. 7. Make sure nothing is located under or in front of the To store the jack and tools: seat and then lift the rear driver’s side second row 1.
  • Page 452: Storing A Flat Or Spare Tire And Tools (suv)

    Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools (SUV) Storing the Flat or Spare Tire Use the following art and text to help store the spare or flat tire back into its proper location when done changing a tire. To store the flat or spare tire on the tire carrier: 1.
  • Page 453 Storing the Jack and Tools To store the jack and tools: 1. Lower the jack completely. 2. Place the jack in the mounting bracket. 6. Slide the license plate holder onto the spare or flat tire. Secure it from the back of the tire carrier with the wing nut.
  • Page 454 5. Replace the trim cover. Make sure the latches are 8. Use the wheel blocks (B) to secure the tool bag (A) pushed down. to the bracket. 6. Place all the tools, except for the wheel blocks, in 9. Turn the retainer nut (C) clockwise to secure the the tool bag.
  • Page 455: Spare Tire

    Spare Tire Your vehicle, when new, had a fully-inflated spare tire. A spare tire may lose air over time, so check its inflation pressure regularly. See Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 5-63 and Loading the Vehicle on page 4-44 for information regarding proper tire inflation and loading your vehicle.
  • Page 456: Appearance Care

    Appearance Care on surfaces for which they were not intended. Use glass cleaner only on glass. Remove any accidental over-spray from other surfaces immediately. To prevent over-spray, Interior Cleaning apply cleaner directly to the cleaning cloth. Notice: Using abrasive cleaners when cleaning The vehicle’s interior will continue to look its best if it is glass surfaces on the vehicle, could scratch cleaned often.
  • Page 457: Fabric/carpet

    Fabric/Carpet Do not clean the vehicle using: • A knife or any other sharp object to remove a soil Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment from any interior surface. frequently to remove dust and loose dirt. A canister •...
  • Page 458: Leather

    Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other If any of the soil remains, a commercial fabric cleaner or spot lifter may be necessary. When a commercial Plastic Surfaces upholstery cleaner or spot lifter is to be used, test a small hidden area for colorfastness first. If the locally A soft cloth dampened with water may be used to remove cleaned area gives any impression that a ring dust.
  • Page 459: Speaker Covers

    Speaker Covers Washing Your Vehicle The best way to preserve the vehicle’s finish is to keep Vacuum around a speaker cover gently, so that the it clean by washing it often. speaker will not be damaged. Clean spots with just water and mild soap. Notice: Certain cleaners contain chemicals that can damage the emblems or nameplates on the vehicle.
  • Page 460: Cleaning Exterior Lamps/lenses

    Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings, chemicals from industrial chimneys, etc., Use only lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth and a car can damage the vehicle’s finish if they remain on painted washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses.
  • Page 461: Windshield, Backglass, And Wiper Blades

    Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Keep the wheels clean using a soft clean cloth with mild soap and water. Rinse with clean water. After rinsing Blades thoroughly, dry with a soft clean towel. A wax may then be applied. Clean the outside of the windshield and backglass with Notice: Using chrome polish on aluminum wheels glass cleaner.
  • Page 462: Tires

    Tires Underbody Maintenance To clean the tires, use a stiff brush with tire cleaner. Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust control can collect on the underbody. If these are not Notice: Using petroleum-based tire dressing removed, corrosion and rust can develop on the products on the vehicle may damage the paint finish underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and and/or tires.
  • Page 463: Vehicle Identification

    Vehicle Identification Service Parts Identification Label This label is on the inside of the glove box. It is very helpful if parts need to be ordered. The label has Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) the following information: • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) •...
  • Page 464: Windshield Wiper Fuses

    Windshield Wiper Fuses Fuses and Circuit Breakers The windshield wiper motor is protected by a circuit The wiring circuits in the 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 465: Instrument Panel Fuse Block

    Instrument Panel Fuse Block Fuses Usage The instrument panel fuse block access door is located Dome Lamps, Front Passenger Side CTSY on the driver side edge of the instrument panel. Turn Signal Driver Door Module Instrument Panel Back Lighting Drive Seat Module Infotainment System, Remote INFO Keyless Entry System...
  • Page 466: Top View

    Center Instrument Panel Fuse Block Fuses Usage REAR WPR Rear Wiper The center instrument panel fuse block is located underneath the instrument panel, to the left of the Passenger Side Turn Signal, RT STOP TRN steering column. Stoplamp Top View Stoplamps, Center High-Mounted STOP LAMPS Stoplamp...
  • Page 467: Underhood Fuse Block

    Underhood Fuse Block Harness Usage Connector HEADLINER 3 Headliner Harness Connector 3 HEADLINER 2 Headliner Harness Connector 2 HEADLINER 1 Headliner Harness Connector 1 SEO/UPFITTER Special Equipment Option Upfitter Harness Connector Circuit Breaker Usage Passenger Side Power Window Circuit Breaker Passenger Seat Circuit Breaker Driver Seat Circuit Breaker Rear Sliding Window...
  • Page 468 Fuses Usage Fuses Usage Left Trailer Stop/Turn Lamp Front Washer Engine Controls Oxygen Sensors Engine Control Module, Throttle Vehicle Stability System, Antilock Control Brake System-2 Right Trailer Stop/Turn Lamp Trailer Back-up Lamps 5-114...
  • Page 469 Fuses Usage Fuses Usage Left Low-Beam Headlamp Key Ignition System, Theft Deterrent System Engine Control Module (Battery) Windshield Wiper Fuel Injectors, Ignition Coils (Right Side) SEO B2 Upfitter Usage (Battery) Transmission Control Module Electrically Controlled Air (Battery) Suspension Vehicle Back-up Lamps Climate Controls (Battery) Right Low-Beam Headlamp Airbag System (Ignition)
  • Page 470 Fuses Usage Fuses Usage Cooling Fan 1 (J-Case) Mid Bussed Electrical Center 1 (J-Case) Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (J-Case) Climate Control Blower (J-Case) Vehicle Stability System, Antilock Left Bussed Electrical Center 2 Brake System-1 (J-Case) (J-Case) Cooling Fan 2 (J-Case) Starter (J-Case) Relays Usage...
  • Page 471: Capacities And Specifications

    Capacities and Specifications Please refer to Recommended Fluids and Lubricants on page 6-13 for more information. Capacities and Specifications Capacities Application English Metric For the air conditioning system refrigerant charge amount, see the refrigerant caution label located Air Conditioning Refrigerant R134a under the hood.
  • Page 472 ✍ NOTES 5-118...
  • Page 473 Section 6 Maintenance Schedule Maintenance Schedule ........6-2 Owner Checks and Services ......6-9 Introduction ...........6-2 At Each Fuel Fill ..........6-9 Maintenance Requirements ......6-2 At Least Once a Month .........6-10 Your Vehicle and the Environment ....6-2 At Least Once a Year ........6-10 Using the Maintenance Schedule ......6-3 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ....6-13 Scheduled Maintenance ........6-4...
  • Page 474: Maintenance Schedule

    Maintenance Schedule Maintenance Requirements Notice: Maintenance intervals, checks, inspections, Introduction replacement parts, and recommended fluids and lubricants as prescribed in this manual are necessary Important: Keep engine oil at the proper level and to keep this vehicle in good working condition. change as recommended.
  • Page 475: Using The Maintenance Schedule

    Using the Maintenance Schedule The services in Scheduled Maintenance on page 6-4 should be performed when indicated. See Additional Required Services on page 6-6 and Maintenance We want to help keep this vehicle in good working Footnotes on page 6-7 for further information. condition.
  • Page 476: Scheduled Maintenance

    Owner Checks and Services on page 6-9 tells what If the engine oil life system is ever reset accidentally, should be checked, when to check it, and what can easily service the vehicle within 3,000 miles (5 000 km) be done to help keep the vehicle in good condition. since the last service.
  • Page 477 Scheduled Maintenance Service Maintenance I Maintenance II Change engine oil and filter. See Engine Oil on page 5-15. Reset oil life system. • • See Engine Oil Life System on page 5-18. An Emission Control Service. • • Lubricate chassis components. See footnote #. •...
  • Page 478: Additional Required Services

    Additional Required Services The following services should be performed at the first maintenance service (I or II) after the indicated miles (kilometers) shown for each item. Additional Required Services 25,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 125,000 150,000 Service and Miles (Kilometers) (40 000) (80 000) (120 000) (160 000)
  • Page 479: Maintenance Footnotes

    Additional Required Services (cont’d) 25,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 125,000 150,000 Service and Miles (Kilometers) (40 000) (80 000) (120 000) (160 000) (200 000) (240 000) Engine cooling system service (or every five years, whichever occurs • first). An Emission Control Service. See footnote (i).
  • Page 480 (d) Inspect wiper blades for wear, cracking, or Spare tire carrier hinge and latch: Inspect for leaks and contamination. Clean the windshield and wiper blades, if lubricate if required. Remove the setscrew at the hinge contaminated. Replace wiper blades that are worn or casting and add lubricant, moving the hinge back and damaged.
  • Page 481: Engine Oil Level Check

    At Each Fuel Fill (i) Drain, flush, and refill cooling system. This service can be complex; you should have your dealer/retailer perform this service. See Engine Coolant on page 5-31 for what to It is important to perform these underhood checks at use.
  • Page 482: At Least Once A Month

    At Least Once a Month At Least Once a Year Tire Inflation Check Starter Switch Check Inspect the vehicle’s tires and make sure they are inflated to the correct pressures. Do not forget to CAUTION: check the spare tire. See Inflation - Tire Pressure on page 5-63.
  • Page 483: Ignition Transmission Lock Check

    Automatic Transmission Shift Lock 3. With the engine off, turn the ignition to ON/RUN, but do not start the engine. Without applying the Control System Check regular brake, try to move the shift lever out of P (Park) with normal effort. If the shift lever moves out of P (Park), contact your dealer/retailer CAUTION: for service.
  • Page 484: Underbody Flushing Service

    Parking Brake and Automatic Park on a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facing downhill. Keeping your foot on the regular brake, Transmission P (Park) Mechanism set the parking brake. Check • To check the parking brake’s holding ability: With the engine running and the transmission in N (Neutral), slowly remove foot pressure from CAUTION: the regular brake pedal.
  • Page 485: Recommended Fluids And Lubricants

    Recommended Fluids and Usage Fluid/Lubricant Lubricants GM Power Steering Fluid Power Steering (GM Part No. U.S. 89021184, System Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part in Canada 89021186). number, or specification can be obtained from your ® Automatic DEXRON -VI Automatic dealer/retailer.
  • Page 486 Usage Fluid/Lubricant Usage Fluid/Lubricant Spline Lubricant, Special Lubricant Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube Spare Tire Front Axle (GM Part No. U.S. 12345879, (GM Part No. U.S. 12346241, Carrier Latch Propshaft in Canada 10953511) or in Canada 10953474). Spline lubricant meeting requirements Weatherstrip Lubricant of GM 9985830.
  • Page 487: Maintenance Replacement Parts

    Maintenance Replacement Parts Replacement parts identified below by name, part number or specification can be obtained from your dealer/retailer. Part GM Part Number ACDelco Part Number Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 15286805 A2948C Engine Oil Filter 89017524 PF48 Spark Plugs 12609877 41-985 Wiper Blades Front –...
  • Page 488: Engine Drive Belt Routing

    Engine Drive Belt Routing 6-16...
  • Page 489: 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. See Maintenance Requirements on page 6-2. Any additional information from Owner Checks and Services on page 6-9 can be added on the following record pages. You should retain all maintenance receipts.
  • Page 490 Maintenance Record (cont’d) Odometer Maintenance I or Date Serviced By Services Performed Reading Maintenance II 6-18...
  • Page 491 Maintenance Record (cont’d) Odometer Maintenance I or Date Serviced By Services Performed Reading Maintenance II 6-19...
  • Page 492 Maintenance Record (cont’d) Odometer Maintenance I or Date Serviced By Services Performed Reading Maintenance II 6-20...
  • Page 493: Customer Assistance Information

    Section 7 Customer Assistance Information Customer Assistance and Information ....7-2 Reporting Safety Defects ........7-14 Customer Satisfaction Procedure ......7-2 Reporting Safety Defects to the Online Owner Center ........7-5 United States Government ......7-14 Customer Assistance for Reporting Safety Defects to the Text Telephone (TTY) Users ......7-6 Canadian Government ........7-15 Customer Assistance Offices ......7-6 Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors ..7-15...
  • Page 494: Customer Assistance And Information

    Communication Centre at 1-800-263-3777 (English), Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to or 1-800-263-7854 (French). your dealer and to HUMMER. Normally, any concerns We encourage you to call the toll-free number in order to with the sales transaction or the operation of the vehicle give your inquiry prompt attention.
  • Page 495 STEP THREE — U.S. Owners: Both General Motors Contact the BBB Auto Line Program using the toll-free and your dealer are committed to making sure you telephone number or write them at: are completely satisfied with your new vehicle. However, BBB Auto Line Program if you continue to remain unsatisfied after following Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
  • Page 496 STEP THREE — Canadian Owners: In the event that For further information concerning eligibility in the you do not feel your concerns have been addressed after Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP), call following the procedure outlined in Steps One and Two, 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 497: Online Owner Center

    • Online service and maintenance records • My Dealers/Retailers: Save details such as address • Find HUMMER dealers for service nationwide and phone number for each of your preferred GM • dealers/retailers. Exclusive privileges and offers •...
  • Page 498: Customer Assistance For Text Telephone (tty) Users

    HUMMER encourages customers to call the toll-free Please contact the local General Motors Business Unit. number for assistance. However, if a customer wishes to write or e-mail HUMMER, refer to the addresses below. Mexico, Central America and Caribbean United States – Customer Assistance...
  • Page 499: Gm Mobility Reimbursement Program

    GM Mobility Reimbursement Roadside Service Program For U.S. purchased vehicles, call 1-866-HUMMER6 (486-6376); (Text Telephone (TTY): 1-888-889-2438). For Canadian purchased vehicles, call 1-800-268-6800. Service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calling for Assistance When calling Roadside Assistance, have the following information ready: This program, available to qualified applicants, can •...
  • Page 500: Services Provided

    Coverage • Emergency Tow From a Public Road or Highway: Tow to the nearest HUMMER dealer for warranty Services are provided up to 5 years/100,000 miles service, or if the vehicle was in a crash and cannot (160 000 km), whichever comes first.
  • Page 501: Services Not Included In Roadside Assistance

    It provides every $5 Canadian. Diesel fuel delivery may be restricted. HUMMER owner in the United States with the advantage Propane and other fuels are not provided through of contacting a HUMMER advisor and, where available, a this service.
  • Page 502: Scheduling Service Appointments

    Scheduling Service Appointments Courtesy Transportation is not a part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. A separate booklet entitled “Warranty and Owner Assistance Information” furnished with each When your vehicle requires warranty service, contact new vehicle provides detailed warranty coverage your dealer/retailer and request an appointment.
  • Page 503: Collision Damage Repair

    Additional Program Information In addition, for U.S. customers, should you arrange transportation through a friend or relative, limited All program options, such as shuttle service, may not be reimbursement for reasonable fuel expenses may be available at every dealer. Please contact your dealer available.
  • Page 504: Repair Facility

    Collision Parts Repair Facility Genuine GM Collision parts are new parts made with the GM also recommends that you choose a collision repair same materials and construction methods as the parts facility that meets your needs before you ever need with which your vehicle was originally built.
  • Page 505: If A Crash Occurs

    If a Crash Occurs • Gather the important information you will need from the other driver. Things like name, address, phone Here is what to do if you are involved in a crash. number, driver’s license number, vehicle license • plate, vehicle make, model and model year, Vehicle Try to relax and then check to make sure you are all Identification Number (VIN), insurance company and...
  • Page 506: 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 repair. United States Government If you have a pre-determined repair facility of choice, take your vehicle there, or have it towed there.
  • Page 507: Reporting Safety Defects To The Canadian Government

    General Motors. Owner publications are written specifically for owners Call 1-866-HUMMER6 (486-6376), or write: and intended to provide basic operational information HUMMER Customer Assistance Center about the vehicle. The owner manual includes the P.O. Box 33177 Maintenance Schedule for all models.
  • Page 508: P.o. Box

    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 509: 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 and no This vehicle has an Event Data Recorder (EDR). personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain location) is recorded.
  • Page 510: Onstar

    ® OnStar Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) If your vehicle has OnStar and you subscribe to the OnStar services, please refer to the OnStar Terms and RFID technology is used in some vehicles for functions Conditions for information on data collection and such as tire pressure monitoring and ignition system ®...
  • Page 511 Appearance Care Aluminum Wheels ........5-107 Accessories and Modifications ......5-3 Care of Safety Belts ........5-105 Accessory Power Outlets ......... 3-20 Chemical Paint Spotting ......5-108 Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses ....5-106 Vehicle ............1-79 Fabric/Carpet ..........
  • Page 512 Audio System (cont.) Bulb Replacement ........... 5-50 Rear Seat Audio (RSA) ....... 3-127 Daytime Running Lamp ........ 5-52 Setting the Clock ......... 3-73 Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps ..... 5-52 Theft-Deterrent Feature ....... 3-128 Halogen Bulbs ..........5-50 XM™ Satellite Radio Antenna System ... 3-130 Headlamps ..........
  • Page 513 Chains, Tire ........... 5-77 Cleaning (cont.) Charging System Light ........3-35 Weatherstrips ..........5-105 Check Windshield, Backglass, and Wiper Blades ..5-107 Engine Lamp ..........3-40 Wood Panels ..........5-104 Checking Things Under the Hood ...... 5-11 Climate Control System Chemical Paint Spotting .........
  • Page 514 Customer Assistance Information (cont.) Driving Reporting Safety Defects to the At Night ............. 4-33 Canadian Government ......7-15 Before a Long Trip ........4-35 Reporting Safety Defects to the Defensive ............. 4-2 United States Government ......7-14 Drunken ............4-3 Roadside Service ..........
  • Page 515 Electrical System (cont.) Power Windows and Other Power Options ..5-110 Filter Underhood Fuse Block ....... 5-113 Engine Air Cleaner ........5-20 Windshield Wiper Fuses ......5-110 Finish Damage ..........5-108 Electronic Immobilizer ® First Aid Kit ............ 4-42 PASS-Key III+ ...........
  • Page 516 Fuel (cont.) Filling the Tank ..........5-8 Hazard Warning Flashers ........3-6 Fuels in Foreign Countries ......5-8 Head Restraints ..........1-2 Gage ............3-45 Headlamps ............ 5-51 Gasoline Octane ........... 5-5 Bulb Replacement ........5-50 Gasoline Specifications ........5-5 Daytime Running Lamp ......
  • Page 517 Lap-Shoulder Belt ........... 1-34 LATCH System for Child Restraints ....1-51 Ignition Positions ..........2-28 Liftgate Infants and Young Children, Restraints ....1-43 Carbon Monoxide ........2-13 Inflation - Tire Pressure ........5-63 Light Instrument Panel Airbag Off ..........3-33 Brightness ..........
  • Page 518 Locks Maintenance Schedule (cont.) Delayed Locking .......... 2-11 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ..... 6-13 Door ............2-10 Scheduled Maintenance ......... 6-4 Lockout Protection ........2-12 Using ............6-3 Power Door ..........2-11 Your Vehicle and the Environment ....6-2 Programmable Automatic Door Locks ..... 2-11 Malfunction Indicator Lamp .......
  • Page 519 Odometer ............3-31 Paint, Damage ..........5-108 Odometer, Trip ..........3-31 Park Off-Road Driving ..........4-15 Shifting Into ..........2-43 Off-Road Recovery .......... 4-13 Shifting Out of ..........2-44 Park Aid ............2-50 Engine ............5-15 Park Brake ............ 2-42 Pressure Gage ..........
  • Page 520 Power Winch Platform ........4-43 Rear Vision Camera ........2-50 Rear Windshield Washer/Wiper ......3-11 Privacy ............7-16 Rearview Mirror, Automatic Dimming ....2-47 Event Data Recorders ........7-17 Reclining Seatbacks, Power ....... 1-8 Navigation System ........7-18 Recommended Fluids and Lubricants ....6-13 OnStar ............
  • Page 521 Service ............5-3 Accessories and Modifications ......5-3 Safety Belt Reminders ........3-32 Adding Equipment to the Outside of Safety Belts the Vehicle ..........5-5 Care of ............ 5-105 California Perchlorate Materials Requirements ..5-4 How to Wear Safety Belts Properly ....1-25 California Proposition 65 Warning ....
  • Page 522 Start Vehicle, Remote ........2-7 Third Row Seat ..........1-14 Starting the Engine ......... 2-29 Tilt Wheel ............3-6 Steering ............4-11 Time, Setting ..........3-73 Steering Wheel Controls, Audio ....... 3-129 Tire Steering Wheel, Heated ........3-7 Pressure Light ..........3-39 Steering Wheel, Tilt Wheel .........
  • Page 523 Tool Kit ............4-42 Tow/Haul Mode ..........2-36 Uniform Tire Quality Grading ......5-74 Tow/Haul Mode Light ........3-44 Universal Home Remote System ....... 2-57 Towing Operation ........... 2-58 Recreational Vehicle ........4-50 Towing a Trailer .......... 4-55 Your Vehicle ..........4-50 Traction Control System (TCS) ........
  • Page 524 Windshield (cont.) Wiper Blade Replacement ......5-56 Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators ....3-29 Wiper Fuses ..........5-110 Warnings Wipers ............3-10 DIC Warnings and Messages ......3-56 Windshield, Rear Washer/Wiper ......3-11 Hazard Warning Flashers ....... 3-6 Winter Driving ..........4-37 Safety and Symbols .........

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