Cadillac CT6 SEDAN 2016 Owner's manual

Cadillac CT6 SEDAN 2016 Owner's manual
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Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Keys, Doors, and Windows . . . . . 28
Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Instruments and Controls . . . . . . 111
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . 179
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . . 193
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Service and Maintenance . . . . . 344
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Customer Information . . . . . . . . . 363
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . 373
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
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Introduction
Introduction
The names, logos, emblems,
slogans, vehicle model names, and
vehicle body designs appearing in
this manual including, but not limited
to, GM, the GM logo, CADILLAC,
the CADILLAC Emblem, and CT6
are trademarks and/or service
marks of General Motors LLC, its
subsidiaries, affiliates, or licensors.
For vehicles first sold in Canada,
substitute the name “General
Motors of Canada Company” for
Cadillac Motor Car Division
wherever it appears in this manual.
Canadian Vehicle Owners
This manual describes features that
may or may not be on the vehicle
because of optional equipment that
was not purchased on the vehicle,
model variants, country
specifications, features/applications
that may not be available in your
region, or changes subsequent to
the printing of this owner manual.
Propriétaires Canadiens
Refer to the purchase
documentation relating to your
specific vehicle to confirm the
features.
A French language manual can be
obtained from your dealer, at
www.helminc.com, or from:
On peut obtenir un exemplaire de
ce guide en français auprès du
concessionnaire ou à l'adresse
suivante:
Helm, Incorporated
Attention: Customer Service
47911 Halyard Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
USA
Keep this manual in the vehicle for
quick reference.
Litho in U.S.A.
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2016 General Motors LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Introduction
Using this Manual
To quickly locate information about
the vehicle, use the Index in the
back of the manual. It is an
alphabetical list of what is in the
manual and the page number where
it can be found.
Caution
Caution indicates a hazard that
could result in property or vehicle
damage.
{ Danger
Danger indicates a hazard with a
high level of risk which will result
in serious injury or death.
{ Warning
Warning indicates a hazard that
could result in injury or death.
M : Shown when the owner
manual has additional instructions
or information.
* : Shown when the service
manual has additional instructions
or information.
0 : Shown when there is more
information on another page —
“see page.”
Danger, Warning, and
Caution
Warning messages found on vehicle
labels and in this manual describe
hazards and what to do to avoid or
reduce them.
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Vehicle Symbol Chart
A circle with a slash through it is a
safety symbol which means “Do
Not,” “Do not do this,” or “Do not let
this happen.”
Symbols
The vehicle has components and
labels that use symbols instead of
text. Symbols are shown along with
the text describing the operation or
information relating to a specific
component, control, message,
gauge, or indicator.
Here are some additional symbols
that may be found on the vehicle
and what they mean. For more
information on the symbol, refer to
the Index.
9 : Airbag Readiness Light
# : Air Conditioning
G : Air Conditioning Refrigerant Oil
! : Antilock Brake System (ABS)
g : Audio Steering Wheel Controls
or OnStar® (if equipped)
$ : Brake System Warning Light
I : Certified Technician
" : Charging System
I : Cruise Control
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` : Do Not Puncture
^ : Do Not Service
B : Engine Coolant Temperature
O : Exterior Lamps
_ : Flame/Fire Prohibited
H : Flammable
. : Fuel Gauge
+ : Fuses
3 : Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer
( : Heated Steering Wheel
j : LATCH System Child Restraints
* : Malfunction Indicator Lamp
: : Oil Pressure
O : Power
/ : Remote Vehicle Start
> : Safety Belt Reminders
h : Start/Stop
7 : Tire Pressure Monitor
d : Traction Control/StabiliTrak®
a : Under Pressure
M : Windshield Washer Fluid
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In Brief
Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel Overview . . . . . . 6
Initial Drive Information
Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . . . 8
Stop/Start System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Second Row Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Heated and Ventilated Seats . . . 14
Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . 14
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Passenger Sensing System . . . 15
Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . 16
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . . 17
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Vehicle Features
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . . 20
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Night Vision System . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . 22
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . . 22
Surround Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . . 23
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Parking Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Automatic Parking
Assist (APA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Rear Automatic Braking (RAB)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Surround Vision Recorder . . . . . 24
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Universal Remote System . . . . . 24
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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Performance and Maintenance
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . .
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roadside Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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26
26
27
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Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel Overview
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1. Air Vents 0 191.
2. Exterior Lamp Controls 0 171.
Turn Signal Lever. See Turn
and Lane-Change
Signals 0 174.
3. Instrument Cluster (Uplevel)
0 123 or Instrument Cluster
(Base Level) 0 120.
Driver Information Center (DIC)
Display. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 142.
4. Windshield Wiper/
Washer 0 113.
5. ENGINE START/STOP Button.
See Ignition Positions 0 205.
6. Parking Assist Button. See
Assistance Systems for
Parking or Backing 0 234.
Automatic Parking Assist (APA)
Button. See Assistance
Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 234.
Automatic Engine Start/Stop
Disable Switch. See Starting
the Engine 0 206.
7. Light Sensor. See Automatic
Headlamp System 0 173.
8. Hazard Warning
Flashers 0 174.
Glove Box Button. See Glove
Box 0 108.
9. Infotainment 0 179.
10. Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 65 (If Equipped).
11. Infotainment Touch Pad. See
the infotainment manual.
12. Automatic Climate Control
System (Quad Zone) 0 180 or
Automatic Climate Control
System (Dual Zone) 0 187.
13. Automatic Vehicle Hold
(AVH) 0 219.
MODE Button. See Driver
Mode Control 0 221.
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 220.
14. Shift Lever. See Automatic
Transmission 0 212.
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15. Driver Information Center (DIC)
Controls. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 142.
16. Steering Wheel Controls. See
the infotainment manual.
17. Horn 0 113.
18. Steering Wheel Adjustment
0 112 (Out of View).
19. Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 240 (If Equipped).
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) 0 251
(If Equipped).
Heated Steering Wheel 0 113
(If Equipped).
20. Cruise Control 0 223.
Adaptive Cruise Control 0 225
(If Equipped).
Phone Button. See “Steering
Wheel Controls” in the
infotainment manual.
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21. Data Link Connector (DLC)
(Out of View). See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp (Check Engine
Light) 0 133.
22. Instrument Panel
Storage 0 108.
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block 0 296.
23. Electric Parking Brake 0 217.
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control 0 175 (Out of View).
Head-Up Display (HUD) 0 145
(If Equipped) (Out of View).
Initial Drive
Information
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
This section provides a brief
overview about some of the
important features that may or may
not be on your specific vehicle.
The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter may work up to 60 m
(197 ft) away.
For more detailed information, refer
to each of the features which can be
found later in this owner manual.
Stop/Start System
The vehicle has a fuel saving stop/
start system to shut off the engine
and help conserve fuel.
When the brakes are applied and
the vehicle is at a complete stop,
the engine may turn off. When the
brake pedal is released or the
accelerator pedal is pushed, the
engine will restart.
Press the button to remove the key.
The key can be used for the
driver door.
If equipped, the automatic engine
stop/start function can be disabled
using the switch. See Starting the
Engine 0 206.
Press K to unlock the driver door or
all doors, depending on the vehicle
personalization settings. The fuel
door will also be unlocked.
Press Q to lock all doors and the
fuel door.
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Lock and unlock feedback can be
personalized. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
Press
trunk.
X twice quickly to open the
Start the vehicle normally after
entering.
When the vehicle starts, the parking
lamps will turn on.
Remote start can be extended.
Press 7 and release to initiate
vehicle locator.
Press and hold 7 for more than
three seconds to sound the panic
alarm.
Canceling a Remote Start
To cancel a remote start, do one of
the following:
.
See Keys 0 28 and Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 29.
.
Turn the vehicle on and then off.
Starting the Vehicle
1. Press and release
RKE transmitter.
Q on the
2. Immediately press and hold /
for at least four seconds or until
the turn signal lamps flash.
From the inside rear doors, push
down on the door lock knob on top
of the door. To unlock a door, pull
once on the door handle to unlock it,
and again to open it.
From outside, press
RKE transmitter.
Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
The engine can be started from
outside of the vehicle.
From outside, use the key in the
driver door. The key lock cylinder is
covered by a cap. See Door
Locks 0 37.
Power Door Locks
.
Remote Vehicle Start
Manual Operation
Press and hold / until the
parking lamps turn off.
Press 7 again to cancel the panic
alarm.
See Remote Vehicle Start 0 36.
Door Locks
Keyless Access
Press the button on the door handle
and pull the handle when the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter is within range. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 29.
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Q or K on the
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From inside, press Q or K. See
Power Door Locks 0 39.
Trunk
Windows
Seat Adjustment
The power windows only operate
with the ignition in ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN, or when
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is
active. See Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) 0 208.
Power Seats
Platinum Seat
The switches on the driver door
control all windows. Each
passenger door has a switch that
controls only that window.
To adjust the seat:
. Move the seat forward or
rearward by sliding the control
forward or rearward.
. Raise or lower the front part of
the seat cushion by moving the
front of the control up or down.
. Raise or lower the seat by
moving the rear of the control up
or down.
See Power Windows 0 52.
See Power Seat Adjustment 0 61.
To open the trunk:
.
.
|.
Press X twice quickly on the
Press
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter.
.
Press the touch pad on the rear
of the trunk above the license
plate after unlocking all doors.
If equipped, these will also open the
power trunk. See Trunk 0 41.
Press the switch to lower the
window. Pull the switch up to
raise it.
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Uplevel Seat Adjustment
If equipped, the ignition must be on
to use all uplevel seat features.
.
Press Up (2) to make upward
adjustments of the selected
feature.
.
Press Forward (3) to make
forward adjustments of the
selected feature.
.
Press Down (4) to make
downward adjustments of the
selected feature.
.
To adjust the seatback:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
See Reclining Seatbacks 0 63.
Base Lumbar Adjustment
Press Rearward (5) to make
rearward adjustments of the
selected feature.
Reclining Seatbacks
Platinum Seat
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
.
Feature Select
Up
Forward
Down
Rearward
Move Feature Select (1) to
display seat adjustments on the
center stack. Press and release
or hold to scroll through
features.
Base Seat
Platinum Seat
11
To adjust lumbar support,
if equipped:
. Press Forward (2) to move
lumbar support forward.
. Press Rearward (1) to move
lumbar support rearward.
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Massage
4. Press the control forward (4) or
rearward (6) to change the
intensity.
5. Press the massage control
button (1) to recall the last
massage type and intensity.
See Massage 0 67.
Memory Features
Platinum Driver Seat Shown,
Passenger Seat Similar
To activate and adjust the massage
feature:
2. Select massage feature.
3. Press the control up (3) or
down (5) to select the
massage type.
When Auto Memory Recall is
enabled in the personalization
menu, positions previously stored to
the driver memory buttons 1 and 2
are recalled when the ignition is
changed from OFF to ON/RUN/
START or ACC/ACCESSORY.
When Easy Exit Options is enabled
in the personalization menu, the
positions previously saved to the
driver memory B (Exit) button are
recalled when the ignition is
changed to OFF and the driver door
is opened within a short time.
If equipped, the ignition must be on
to use the massage feature.
1. Toggle the center selection
control (2) to view available
seating adjustment options on
the center stack display.
settings for the driver and
passenger seats. The driver
memory buttons also store outside
mirror, power tilt and telescoping
steering column positions, and
massage settings (if equipped).
Platinum Seat Driver Buttons
Shown, Passenger Buttons
Similar
If equipped, the SET, 1, 2, and B
(Exit) buttons on the driver door and
front passenger door are used to
manually store and recall memory
See Memory Seats 0 64 and
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
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Second Row Seats
Rear Seat Armrest
If equipped, the armrest may have
seat adjustment controls.
13
Heated and Ventilated Rear
Seats
{ Warning
If you cannot feel temperature
change or pain to the skin, the
seat heater may cause burns.
See the Warning under Heated
and Ventilated Front Seats 0 65.
Platinum Rear Seat
1. Seatback Display and
Lumbar Adjustment Control
2. Power Seat Adjustment
3. Power Seat Adjustment
4. Massage
See Rear Seats 0 67.
The rear seat has an armrest in the
center of the seatback. Lower the
armrest and press the button at the
front of the armrest to access the
cupholders.
To fold, press the cupholders into
the seat if they have been opened,
lift the armrest up, and push it
rearward until it is flush with the
seatback.
Platinum Seat
If equipped, the buttons are on the
rear passenger doors.
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With the ignition in ON/RUN, press
M or L to heat the left or right
outboard seat cushion.
Press J or z to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and
seatback.
With the ignition in ON/RUN, press
outboard seat.
Press I or + to heat the driver or
passenger seatback only.
To achieve a comfortable seating
position, change the seatback
recline angle as little as necessary
while keeping the seat and the head
restraint height in the proper
position.
See Heated and Ventilated Rear
Seats 0 69.
Press C or { to ventilate the driver
or passenger seat.
See Head Restraints 0 59 and
Power Seat Adjustment 0 61.
Press the button once for the
highest setting. With each press of
the button, the seat will change to
the next lower setting, and then to
the off setting. The indicator lights
above the buttons indicate three for
the highest setting and one for the
lowest. If the front heated seats are
on high, the level may automatically
be lowered after approximately
30 minutes.
Safety Belts
C or { to ventilate the left or right
Heated and Ventilated
Seats
See Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 65.
If equipped, the buttons are near the
climate controls on the center stack.
To operate, the ignition must be in
ON/RUN.
Head Restraint
Adjustment
Do not drive until the head restraints
for all occupants are installed and
adjusted properly.
Refer to the following sections for
important information on how to use
safety belts properly:
. Safety Belts 0 70.
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.
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly 0 71.
.
Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 72.
.
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 96.
Passenger Sensing
System
other airbag is affected by the
passenger sensing system. See
Passenger Sensing System 0 83.
The passenger airbag status
indicator will light on the overhead
console when the vehicle is started.
See Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator 0 132.
Mirror Adjustment
Exterior Mirror
15
2. Press one of the four arrows to
move the mirror.
3. Move the selector switch to
to deselect the mirror.
)
The vehicle has manual folding
mirrors or, if equipped, power folding
mirrors. See Power Mirrors 0 48.
Interior Mirror
Adjustment
Adjust the rearview mirror for a clear
view of the area behind your
vehicle.
Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror
United States
Automatic dimming reduces the
glare of headlamps from behind.
The dimming feature comes on
when the vehicle is started.
Rear Camera Mirror
Canada
The passenger sensing system
turns off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag and knee
airbag under certain conditions. No
1. Move the selector switch to L
(Left) or R (Right) to choose
the driver or passenger mirror.
If equipped, this automatic dimming
rearview mirror provides a wide
angle camera view of the area
behind the vehicle. For ease of use,
adjust the mirror for a clear view of
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the area behind the vehicle while
the display is off. See Rear Camera
Mirror 0 49.
Steering Wheel
Adjustment
Interior Lighting
Reading Lamps
Dome Lamp
There are front and rear reading
lamps on the overhead console and
over the rear passenger doors.
These lamps come on automatically
when any door is opened.
The dome lamp is in the overhead
console.
To manually turn the reading lamps
on or off:
Power Tilt and Telescoping
Steering Wheel
To change the dome lamp settings,
press:
Press the control to move the tilt
and telescoping steering wheel up
and down or forward and rearward.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
while driving.
( OFF : Turns the lamp off, even
when a door is open.
+ ON/OFF : Turns the lamp on
or off.
Press m or n next to each
overhead console reading lamp.
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Turn the control to the following
positions:
Windshield Wiper/Washer
O : Turns off the exterior lamps.
The knob returns to the AUTO
position after it is released. Turn to
O again to reactivate the
AUTO mode.
Press the lamp lenses over the rear
passenger doors.
For more information on interior
lighting, see Instrument Panel
Illumination Control 0 175.
Exterior Lighting
AUTO : Automatically turns the
exterior lamps on and off,
depending on outside lighting.
; : Turns on the parking lamps
including all lamps, except the
headlamps.
5 : Turns on the headlamps
together with the parking lamps and
instrument panel lights.
See:
. Exterior Lamp Controls 0 171.
. Turn and Lane-Change
Signals 0 174.
The exterior lamp control is on the
turn signal lever.
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With the ignition in ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN, move
the lever up or down to select the
wiper speed.
HI : Use for fast wipes.
LO : Use for slow wipes.
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AUTO : Use this setting for
intermittent wipes when
Rainsense™ is disabled, or for
Rainsense wipes when it is enabled.
For intermittent wipes, move the
lever up to AUTO, then turn the
band on the wiper lever up for more
frequent wipes or down for less
frequent wipes.
If Rainsense is enabled in vehicle
personalization, move the lever up
to AUTO, then turn the band on the
wiper lever to adjust the sensitivity
to moisture.
. Turn the band up for more
sensitivity to moisture.
. Turn the band down for less
sensitivity to moisture.
. Move the windshield wiper lever
out of the AUTO position to
deactivate Rainsense.
To enable or disable this feature,
see “Rainsense Wipers” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
OFF : Use to turn the wipers off.
1X : For a single wipe, briefly move
the lever down. For several wipes,
hold the lever down.
f : Pull the lever toward you to
spray windshield washer fluid and
activate the wipers.
See Windshield Wiper/
Washer 0 113.
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Climate Controls
The climate control buttons and the touch screen are used to adjust the
heating, cooling, and ventilation.
Climate Touch Screen Controls
1. Outside Temperature Display
Dual and Quad Zone Climate Control Buttons
2. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
3. Fan Control
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
4. Rear Window Defogger
4. A/C (Air Conditioning)
5. Defrost
2. Fan Control
6. OFF (Fan)
5. Climate Control Selection
(Application Tray Button)
3. Driver and Passenger Heated
and Ventilated Seats (If
Equipped)
7. Recirculation
8. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
6. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
7. Driver and Passenger Air
Delivery Mode Controls
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8. Defog
9. Ionizer Status Indicator (If
Equipped)
See Automatic Climate Control
System (Quad Zone) 0 180 or
Automatic Climate Control System
(Dual Zone) 0 187.
Transmission
Tap Shift
Vehicles equipped with Tap Shift
allow shifting an automatic
transmission similar to a manual
transmission. Tap Shift can be
enabled through the shift lever or
the Tap Shift controls on the back of
the steering wheel. See Manual
Mode 0 214.
Vehicle Features
Cruise Control
Infotainment System
See the infotainment manual for
information on the radio, audio
players, rear seat infotainment,
phone, navigation system, and
voice or speech recognition. It also
includes information on settings.
Steering Wheel Controls
The infotainment system can be
operated by using the steering
wheel controls. See "Steering
Wheel Controls" in the infotainment
manual.
J : Press to turn the system on
and off. A white indicator appears in
the instrument cluster when
turned on.
RES+ : If there is a set speed in
memory, press briefly to resume to
that speed or press and hold to
accelerate. If the cruise control is
already active, use to increase
vehicle speed. To increase speed by
1 km/h (1 mph), press RES+ to the
first detent. To increase speed to the
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next 5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer, press RES+ to the
second detent.
Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System
SET− : Press briefly to set the
speed and activate cruise control.
If the cruise control is already
active, use to decrease vehicle
speed. To decrease speed by
1 km/h (1 mph), press SET− to the
first detent. To decrease speed to
the next 5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer, press SET− to the
second detent.
If equipped, FCA may help avoid or
reduce the harm caused by
front-end crashes. FCA provides a
green indicator, V, when a vehicle
is detected ahead. This indicator
displays amber if you follow a
vehicle much too closely. When
approaching a vehicle ahead too
quickly, FCA provides a flashing red
alert on the windshield and rapidly
beeps or pulses the driver seat.
* : Press to disengage cruise
y or z : Press to go to the
previous or next selection.
S or T : Press to move between
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 240.
See Cruise Control 0 223 or
Adaptive Cruise Control 0 225 (if
equipped).
the interactive display zones in the
cluster. Press S to go back to the
previous menu.
Night Vision System
Driver Information
Center (DIC)
SEL : Press to open a menu or
select a menu item. Press and hold
to reset values on certain screens.
control without erasing the set
speed from memory.
The DIC display is in the instrument
cluster. It shows the status of many
vehicle systems.
See Driver Information Center
(DIC) 0 142.
If equipped, this system can help
the driver see and alert the driver to
pedestrians or large animals ahead
of the vehicle beyond the area lit by
the headlamps.
See Night Vision System 0 246.
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Front Automatic Braking
(FAB) System
If the vehicle has Forward Collision
Alert (FCA), it also has FAB, which
includes Intelligent Brake
Assist (IBA). When the system
detects a vehicle ahead in your path
that is traveling in the same
direction that you may be about to
crash into, it can provide a boost to
braking or automatically brake the
vehicle. This can help avoid or
lessen the severity of crashes when
driving in a forward gear.
See Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System 0 242.
Front Pedestrian Braking
(FPB) System
If equipped, the FPB system may
help avoid or reduce the harm
caused by front-end crashes with
nearby pedestrians when driving in
a forward gear. FPB displays an
amber indicator, ~, when a nearby
pedestrian is detected directly
ahead. When approaching a
detected pedestrian too quickly,
FPB provides a red flashing alert on
the windshield and rapidly beeps or
pulses the driver seat. FPB can
provide a boost to braking or
automatically brake the vehicle.
See Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB)
System 0 244.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
If equipped, LKA may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may assist by gently
turning the steering wheel if the
vehicle approaches a detected lane
marking without using a turn signal
in that direction. It may also provide
a Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
alert as the lane marking is crossed.
The system will not assist or alert if
it detects that you are actively
steering. Override LKA by turning
the steering wheel. LKA uses a
camera to detect lane markings
between 60 km/h (37 mph) and
180 km/h (112 mph).
See Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
0 251 and Lane Keep Assist
(LKA) 0 251.
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
If equipped, the LCA system is a
lane-changing aid that assists
drivers with avoiding lane change
crashes that occur with moving
vehicles in the side blind zone (or
spot) areas or with vehicles rapidly
approaching these areas from
behind. The LCA warning display
will light up in the corresponding
outside side mirror and will flash if
the turn signal is on. The Side Blind
Zone Alert (SBZA) system is
included as part of the LCA system.
See Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
0 249 and Lane Change Alert
(LCA) 0 249.
Surround Vision
If equipped, views around the
vehicle display on the center stack
to aid with parking and low-speed
maneuvers.
See “Surround Vision” under
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 234.
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Front Vision Camera
If equipped, a view of the area in
front of the vehicle displays on the
center stack to aid with parking and
low-speed maneuvers.
See “Front Vision Camera” under
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 234.
Rear Vision
Camera (RVC)
If equipped, RVC displays a view of
the area behind the vehicle on the
infotainment display when the
vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse) to
aid with parking and low-speed
backing maneuvers.
See Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 234.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
(RCTA) System
If equipped, the RCTA system uses
a triangle with an arrow displayed
on the RVC screen to warn of traffic
behind your vehicle that may cross
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your vehicle's path while in
R (Reverse). In addition, beeps will
sound, or the driver seat will pulse.
Automatic Parking
Assist (APA)
See Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 234.
If equipped, the APA system helps
to search for and maneuver the
vehicle into parallel or perpendicular
parking spots using automatic
steering, DIC displays, and beeps.
When the vehicle speed is below
30 km/h (18 mph), press O to
enable the system.
Parking Assist
If equipped, Rear Parking
Assist (RPA) uses sensors on the
rear bumper to assist with parking
and avoiding objects while in
R (Reverse). It operates at speeds
less than 8 km/h (5 mph). RPA may
display a warning triangle on the
Rear Vision Camera screen and a
graphic on the instrument cluster to
provide the object distance. In
addition, multiple beeps or seat
pulses may occur if very close to an
object.
The vehicle may also have the Front
Parking Assist system.
See Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 234.
See “Automatic Parking Assist
(APA)” under Assistance Systems
for Parking or Backing 0 234.
Rear Automatic Braking
(RAB) System
If the vehicle has Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC) it also has the RAB
system, which is designed to help
avoid or reduce the harm caused by
backing crashes when the vehicle is
shifted into R (Reverse). If the
system detects the vehicle is
backing too fast to avoid a crash
with a detected object behind your
vehicle in your path, it may
automatically brake hard to a stop.
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Universal Remote System
See Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 234.
Surround Vision
Recorder
If equipped, the Surround Vision
Recorder records 360° camera
views to an SD card. Only images
are recorded, no sound.
See Surround Vision
Recorder 0 252.
Power Outlets
The 12-volt accessory power outlet
can be used to plug in electrical
equipment, such as a cell phone or
MP3 player.
1. Power Outlet 110V/120V
Alternating Current
2. Power Outlet 12 Volt Direct
Current
The vehicle has an accessory
power outlet on the rear seat trim
panel.
Lift the cover to access the
accessory power outlet.
See Power Outlets 0 116.
If equipped, this system provides a
way to replace up to three remote
control transmitters used to activate
devices such as garage door
openers, security systems, and
home automation devices.
Read the instructions completely
before attempting to program the
Universal Remote system. Because
of the steps involved, it may be
helpful to have another person
available to assist you with
programming the Universal Remote
system.
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See Universal Remote
System 0 168.
Sunroof
If equipped with a sunroof, the
ignition must be in ON/RUN or ACC/
ACCESSORY, or in Retained
Accessory Power (RAP), to operate
the sunroof. See Ignition Positions
0 205 and Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) 0 208.
Open/Close : Press the rear of D
(1) to the first detent and hold to
open the sunroof. Press the front
of D (1) to the first detent and hold
to close the sunroof.
Express-Open/Express-Close :
Press the rear or front of D (1) to
the second detent and release to
express-open or express-close the
sunroof.
Vent Feature : Press and hold the
front of E (2) to vent the sunroof.
Press and hold the rear of E (2) to
close the sunroof vent.
See Sunroof 0 55.
1. SLIDE Switch
2. TILT Switch
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Performance and
Maintenance
Traction Control/
Electronic Stability
Control
The Traction Control System (TCS)
limits wheel spin. The system is on
when the vehicle is started.
The StabiliTrak system assists with
directional control of the vehicle in
difficult driving conditions. The
system is on when the vehicle is
started.
. To turn off TCS, press and
release Y on the center
console. i illuminates in the
instrument cluster and the
appropriate DIC message
displays. See Ride Control
System Messages 0 155.
.
Press and release
turn TCS back on.
Y again to
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.
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In Brief
To turn off both TCS and
StabiliTrak, press and hold Y
on the center console until g
and i illuminate in the
instrument cluster. The
appropriate DIC message
displays. See Ride Control
System Messages 0 155.
Press and release Y again to
turn on both systems.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 220.
The vehicle has Driver Mode
Control. See Driver Mode
Control 0 221.
Tire Pressure Monitor
This vehicle may have a Tire
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).
The low tire pressure warning light
alerts to a significant loss in
pressure of one of the vehicle's
tires. If the warning light comes on,
stop as soon as possible and inflate
the tires to the recommended
pressure shown on the Tire and
Loading Information label. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 200. The
warning light will remain on until the
tire pressure is corrected.
The low tire pressure warning light
may come on in cool weather when
the vehicle is first started, and then
turn off as the vehicle is driven. This
may be an early indicator that the
tire pressures are getting low and
the tires need to be inflated to the
proper pressure.
The TPMS does not replace normal
monthly tire maintenance. Maintain
the correct tire pressures.
See Tire Pressure Monitor
System 0 310.
Engine Oil Life System
The engine oil life system calculates
engine oil life based on vehicle use
and displays the CHANGE ENGINE
OIL SOON message when it is time
to change the engine oil and filter.
The oil life system should be reset
to 100% only following an oil
change.
Resetting the Oil Life System
1. Using the DIC buttons, display
REMAINING OIL LIFE on the
DIC. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 142 and Engine
Oil Messages 0 151.
2. Press and hold SEL to clear
the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message and reset the
oil life at 100%.
Be careful not to reset the oil
life display accidentally at any
time other than after the oil is
changed. It cannot be reset
accurately until the next oil
change.
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The oil life system can also be reset
as follows:
1. Turn the ignition on with the
engine off.
2. Fully press and release the
accelerator pedal three times
within five seconds.
.
Avoid idling the engine for long
periods of time.
Roadside Service
.
When road and weather
conditions are appropriate, use
cruise control.
Canada: 1-800-882-1112
.
Always follow posted speed
limits or drive more slowly when
conditions require.
If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message is not on, the
system is reset.
.
Keep vehicle tires properly
inflated.
See Engine Oil Life System 0 275.
.
Combine several trips into a
single trip.
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy
.
Replace the vehicle's tires with
the same TPC Spec number
molded into the tire's sidewall
near the size.
.
Follow recommended scheduled
maintenance.
Driving habits can affect fuel
mileage. Here are some driving tips
to get the best fuel economy
possible.
. Avoid fast starts and accelerate
smoothly.
. Brake gradually and avoid
abrupt stops.
U.S.: 1-800-224-1400
TTY Users (U.S. Only):
1-888-889-2438
New Cadillac owners are
automatically enrolled in the
Roadside Service Program.
See Roadside Service 0 367.
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Keys, Doors, and
Windows
Exterior Mirrors
Keys and Locks
Interior Mirrors
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . .
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . 36
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . 39
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Doors
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Vehicle Security
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Alarm System . . . . . . . . .
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Immobilizer Operation . . . . . . . . .
45
45
47
47
48
48
49
49
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . 49
Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Rear Camera Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Windows
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Rear Window Sunshade . . . . . . . 54
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Keys and Locks
Keys
{ Warning
Leaving children in a vehicle with
a Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter is dangerous and
children or others could be
seriously injured or killed. They
could operate the power windows
or other controls or make the
vehicle move. The windows will
function with the RKE transmitter
in the vehicle, and children or
others could be caught in the path
of a closing window. Do not leave
children in a vehicle with an RKE
transmitter.
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To remove the key, press the button
on the side of the transmitter near
the bottom, and pull the key out.
Never pull the key out without
pressing the button.
See your dealer if a new key is
needed.
Contact Roadside Service if locked
out of the vehicle. See Roadside
Service 0 367.
With an active OnStar subscription,
an OnStar Advisor may remotely
unlock the vehicle. See OnStar
Overview 0 377.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
See Radio Frequency
Statement 0 373.
This key, inside the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter, is used for
the driver door.
If there is a decrease in the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) operating
range:
. Check the distance. The
transmitter may be too far from
the vehicle.
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.
Check the location. Other
vehicles or objects may be
blocking the signal.
.
Check the transmitter's battery.
See “Battery Replacement” later
in this section.
.
If the transmitter is still not
working correctly, see your
dealer or a qualified technician
for service.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation
The Keyless Access system allows
for vehicle entry when the
transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft). See
“Keyless Access Operation” later in
this section.
The RKE transmitter may work up to
60 m (197 ft) away from the vehicle.
Keep in mind that other conditions,
such as those previously stated, can
impact the performance of the
transmitter.
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Pressing Q may also arm the alarm
system. See Vehicle Alarm
System 0 45.
If equipped pressing
the fuel door.
Q : Press to lock all doors. The turn
signal indicators may flash and/or
the horn may sound on the second
press to indicate locking. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
If the driver door is open when Q is
pressed and Unlocked Door
Anti-Lockout is enabled through
vehicle personalization, all doors will
lock and then the driver door will
immediately unlock. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 159. If the
passenger door is open when Q is
pressed, all doors lock.
Q will also lock
If equipped, pressing
unlock the fuel door.
K will also
Pressing K will disarm the alarm
system. See Vehicle Alarm
System 0 45.
If equipped with auto mirror folding,
pressing and holding Q for
one second will fold the mirrors. The
auto mirror folding feature will not
operate unless it is enabled. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
If equipped with auto mirror folding,
pressing and holding K for
one second will unfold the mirrors.
The auto mirror folding feature will
not operate unless it is enabled.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
K : Press to unlock the driver door.
Press unlock again within
five seconds to unlock all doors.
The RKE transmitter can be
programmed to unlock all doors on
the first button press. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
Press and hold K until the windows
fully open. Windows will not operate
unless remote window operation is
enabled. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
Lock and unlock feedback can be
personalized. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 159. When
remotely unlocking the vehicle at
night, the headlamps and back-up
lamps will come on for about
30 seconds to light your approach to
the vehicle. The turn signal
indicators may flash to indicate
unlocking.
/ : Press and release Q and then
immediately press and hold / for at
least four seconds to start the
engine from outside the vehicle
using the RKE transmitter. See
Remote Vehicle Start 0 36.
7 : Press and release one time to
initiate vehicle locator. The exterior
lamps flash and the horn chirps
three times. Press and hold 7 for
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more than three seconds to sound
the panic alarm. The horn sounds
and the turn signal lamps flash for
30 seconds, or until 7 is pressed
again or the vehicle is started.
X : Press twice quickly to open the
trunk. Press once to stop the trunk
from moving. See Trunk 0 41.
Keyless Access Operation
Keyless Unlocking/Locking from
the Driver Door
When the doors are locked and the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft)
of the door handle, pressing the
lock/unlock button on the driver door
handle will unlock the driver door.
If the lock/unlock button is pressed
again within five seconds, all
passenger doors will unlock.
The Keyless Access system lets
you lock and unlock the doors and
access the trunk without removing
the RKE transmitter from your
pocket, purse, briefcase, etc. The
RKE transmitter must be within 1 m
(3 ft) of the door being opened.
If equipped, there will be a button on
the outside door handles.
The Keyless Access system can be
programmed to unlock all doors on
the first lock/unlock button press
from the driver door. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
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Pressing the lock/unlock button will
cause all doors to lock if any of the
following occur:
. It has been more than
five seconds since the first lock/
unlock button press.
. Two lock/unlock button presses
were used to unlock all doors.
. Any vehicle door has opened
and all doors are now closed.
Keyless Unlocking/Locking from
the Passenger Doors
Driver Door Shown, Passenger
Similar
When the doors are locked and the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft)
of the door handle, pressing the
lock/unlock button on a passenger
door handle will unlock all doors.
Pressing the lock/unlock button will
cause all doors to lock if any of the
following occur:
. The lock/unlock button was used
to unlock all doors.
. Any vehicle door has opened
and all doors are now closed.
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Passive Locking
The Keyless Access system will
lock the vehicle several seconds
after all doors are closed if the
vehicle is off and at least one
transmitter has been removed or
none remain in the vehicle.
If equipped with a locking fuel door,
the fuel door will also lock at
this time.
If other electronic devices interfere
with the RKE transmitter signal, the
vehicle may not detect the RKE
transmitter inside the vehicle.
If passive locking is enabled, the
doors may lock with the RKE
transmitter inside the vehicle. Do
not leave the RKE transmitter in an
unattended vehicle.
To customize the doors to
automatically lock when exiting the
vehicle, see Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
for at least four seconds, or until
three chimes are heard. Passive
locking will then remain disabled
until Q on the interior door is
pressed, or until the vehicle is
turned on.
Remote Left In Vehicle Alert
When the vehicle is turned off and a
remote is left in the vehicle, the horn
will chirp three times after all doors
are closed. To turn on or off see
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
Keyless Trunk Opening
To open the trunk, press the touch
pad on the rear of the trunk above
the license plate. The RKE
transmitter must be within 1 m (3 ft).
Keyed Access
To access a vehicle with a dead
transmitter battery, see Door
Locks 0 37.
Temporary Disable of Passive
Locking Feature
Programming Transmitters to
the Vehicle
Temporarily disable passive locking
by pressing and holding K on the
interior door switch with a door open
Only RKE transmitters programmed
to the vehicle will work. If a
transmitter is lost or stolen, a
replacement can be purchased and
programmed through your dealer.
The vehicle can be reprogrammed
so that lost or stolen transmitters no
longer work. Each vehicle can have
up to eight transmitters matched
to it.
Programming with a Recognized
Transmitter
A new transmitter can be
programmed to the vehicle when
there is one recognized transmitter.
To program, the vehicle must be off
and all transmitters, both currently
recognized and new, must be
with you.
1. Remove the vehicle key from
the recognized transmitter.
2. Place the recognized
transmitter(s) in the cupholder.
3. Remove the key lock cylinder
cap on the driver door handle.
See Door Locks 0 37. Insert
the vehicle key into the key
lock cylinder on the driver door
handle, then turn the key
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counterclockwise to the unlock
position five times within
10 seconds.
The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays READY FOR
REMOTE #2, 3, 4, ETC.
6. Remove the transmitter from
the transmitter pocket and
press K or Q on the
transmitter.
To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 4–6.
When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and
hold ENGINE START/STOP for
approximately 12 seconds to
exit programming mode.
7. Put the vehicle key back into
the transmitter.
Programming without a
Recognized Transmitter
4. Place the new transmitter into
the transmitter pocket. The
center console storage area
will need to be opened.
5. Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is
learned, the DIC display will
show that it is ready to program
the next transmitter.
If there are no currently recognized
transmitters available, follow this
procedure to program up to eight
transmitters. This feature is not
available in Canada. This procedure
will take approximately 30 minutes
to complete. The vehicle must be off
and all transmitters to be
programmed must be with you.
1. Remove the vehicle key from
the transmitter.
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2. Remove the key lock cylinder
cap on the driver door handle.
See Door Locks 0 37. Insert
the vehicle key into the key
lock cylinder on the driver door
handle, then turn the key
counterclockwise to the unlock
position five times within
10 seconds.
The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays REMOTE
LEARN PENDING,
PLEASE WAIT.
3. Wait for 10 minutes until the
DIC displays PRESS ENGINE
START BUTTON TO LEARN
and then press ENGINE
START/STOP.
The DIC display will again
show REMOTE LEARN
PENDING, PLEASE WAIT.
4. Repeat Step 3 two additional
times. After the third time all
previously known transmitters
will no longer work with the
vehicle. Remaining transmitters
can be relearned during the
next steps.
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The DIC display should now
show READY FOR REMOTE
# 1.
To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 5–7.
When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and
hold ENGINE START/STOP for
approximately 12 seconds to
exit programming mode.
8. Put the vehicle key back into
the transmitter.
Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery
5. Place the new transmitter in
the transmitter pocket. The
center console storage area
will need to be opened.
6. Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is
learned, the DIC display will
show that it is ready to program
the next transmitter.
7. Remove the transmitter from
the transmitter pocket and
press K or Q on the
transmitter.
If the transmitter battery is weak or if
there is interference with the signal,
the DIC may display NO REMOTE
DETECTED or NO REMOTE KEY
WAS DETECTED PLACE KEY IN
TRANSMITTER POCKET THEN
START YOUR VEHICLE when
starting the vehicle. See Key and
Lock Messages 0 152.
To start the vehicle:
1. Open the center console
storage area.
2. Place the transmitter in the
transmitter pocket.
3. With the vehicle in P (Park) or
N (Neutral) press the brake
pedal and ENGINE
START/STOP.
Replace the transmitter battery
as soon as possible.
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Battery Replacement
Caution
When replacing the battery, do
not touch any of the circuitry on
the transmitter. Static from your
body could damage the
transmitter.
Replace the battery if the REPLACE
BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY
message displays in the DIC.
2. Separate the two halves of the
transmitter using a flat tool
inserted into the bottom center
of the transmitter. Do not use
the key slot.
3. Remove the old battery. Do not
use a metal object.
4. Insert the new battery on the
back housing, positive side
facing down. Replace with a
CR2032 or equivalent battery.
5. Align the front and back
housing, then snap the
transmitter together.
6. Reinsert the key.
1. Press the button on the side of
the transmitter near the bottom
and pull the key out.
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Remote Vehicle Start
This feature allows the engine to be
started from outside the vehicle.
/ : This button will be on the RKE
transmitter if the vehicle has remote
start.
The climate control system will use
the previous settings during a
remote start. The rear window
defogger may come on during
remote start based on cold ambient
conditions. The rear defog indicator
light does not come on during
remote start.
If equipped, the heated and
ventilated front seats may also
come on when the vehicle
personalization setting is enabled.
See Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 65.
Laws in some local communities
may restrict the use of remote
starters. For example, some laws
may require a person using remote
start to have the vehicle in view.
Check local regulations for any
requirements.
If your vehicle is low on fuel, do not
use the remote start feature. The
vehicle may run out of fuel.
The RKE transmitter range may be
shorter while the vehicle is running.
Other conditions can affect the
performance of the transmitter. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System 0 29.
Starting the Engine Using Remote
Start
1. Press and release
RKE transmitter.
Q on the
2. Immediately press and hold /
for at least four seconds or until
the lamps flash. This confirms
the request to remote start the
vehicle has been received.
During the remote start, the
doors will be locked and the
parking lamps will remain on as
long as the engine is running.
The engine will shut off after
10 minutes unless a time
extension is done or the
ignition is put in ON/RUN/
START.
3. Press the brake pedal and
select the ON/RUN/START
ignition mode to drive the
vehicle.
Extending Engine Run Time
The engine run time can also be
extended by another 10 minutes,
if during the first 10 minutes
Steps 1 and 2 are repeated while
the engine is still running. An
extension can be requested
30 seconds after starting. This
provides a total of 20 minutes.
The remote start can only be
extended once.
When the remote start is extended,
the second 10 minute period is
added on to the first 10 minutes for
a total of 20 minutes.
A maximum of two remote starts,
or a remote start with an extension,
are allowed between ignition cycles.
The vehicle's ignition must be
changed to ON/RUN/START and
then back to OFF before the remote
start procedure can be used again.
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Canceling a Remote Start
.
To cancel a remote start, do one of
the following:
Two remote vehicle starts have
already been used.
.
The vehicle is not in P (Park).
.
Press and hold / until the
parking lamps turn off.
.
Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
.
Turn the vehicle on and then off.
Conditions in Which Remote Start
Will Not Work
The remote start will not operate if
any of the following occur:
. The ignition is in any mode other
than OFF.
. A transmitter is in the vehicle.
.
The hood is not closed.
.
The hazard warning flashers
are on.
.
There is an emission control
system malfunction.
.
The engine coolant temperature
is too high.
.
The oil pressure is low.
Warning (Continued)
extreme heat and can suffer
permanent injuries or even
death from heat stroke.
Always lock the vehicle
whenever leaving it.
Door Locks
{ Warning
Unlocked doors can be
dangerous.
. Passengers, especially
children, can easily open
the doors and fall out of a
moving vehicle. The chance
of being thrown out of the
vehicle in a crash is
increased if the doors are
not locked. So, all
passengers should wear
safety belts properly and the
doors should be locked
whenever the vehicle is
driven.
. Young children who get into
unlocked vehicles may be
unable to get out. A child
can be overcome by
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.
Outsiders can easily enter
through an unlocked door
when slowing or stopping
the vehicle. Lock the doors
to help prevent this from
happening.
Inside the Vehicle
Press the power door lock switch to
lock or unlock all doors.
Push down on the door lock knob to
lock that door. Pull once on the door
handle to unlock and again to open
the door.
Outside the Vehicle
Use the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter or the key lock
cylinder on the driver front door. The
key lock cylinder is covered with
a cap.
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Keyless Access
Key Lock Cylinder Access
To access the key lock cylinder:
1. Pull the door handle to the
open position.
Press the lock/unlock button when
the RKE transmitter is within 1 m
(3 ft) of the driver door handle.
When unlocking from the driver
door, the first press unlocks that
door; press again within
five seconds to unlock all passenger
doors. See Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 29.
2. Insert the key into the slot on
the bottom of the cap and pry
outward.
3. Move the cap outward and
remove.
To replace the cap:
1. Pull the door handle to the
open position.
2. Insert the tabs (1) on the rear
of the cap into the space
between the seal (2) and the
metal base (3).
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When Q is pressed on the power
door lock switch while the door is
open, a chime will sound three
times indicating delayed locking is
active.
The doors will lock automatically
five seconds after all doors are
closed. If a door is reopened before
that time, the five-second timer will
reset when all doors are closed
again.
Q : Press to lock the doors.
K : Press to unlock the doors.
Delayed Locking
This feature delays the locking of
the doors until five seconds after all
doors are closed.
3. Move the cap inward and press
to snap the cap in place.
Delayed locking can only be turned
on when the Unlocked Door
Anti-Lockout has been turned off.
Press Q on the door lock switch
again or press Q on the RKE
transmitter to lock the doors
immediately.
This feature can also be
programmed. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
Automatic Door Locks
The doors will lock automatically
when all doors are closed, the
ignition is on, and the vehicle is
shifted out of P (Park).
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To unlock the doors:
.
Press K on the power door lock
switch.
.
Shift the transmission into
P (Park).
Automatic door locking cannot be
disabled. Automatic door unlocking
can be programmed. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
Lockout Protection
If the vehicle is in ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN and the
power door lock switch is pressed
with the driver door open, all the
doors will lock and only the driver
door will unlock.
If the vehicle is off and locking is
requested while a door is open,
when all doors are closed the
vehicle will check for RKE
transmitters inside. If an RKE
transmitter is detected and the
number of RKE transmitters inside
has not reduced, the driver door will
unlock and the horn will chirp three
times. This can be manually
overridden with the driver door open
by pressing and holding Q on the
power door lock switch.
Manual Safety Locks
Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout
If Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout is
turned on and the vehicle is off, the
driver door is open, and locking is
requested, all the doors will lock and
only the driver door will unlock. The
Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout feature
can be turned on or off using the
vehicle personalization menus. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
Safety Locks
The rear door safety locks prevent
passengers from opening the rear
doors from inside the vehicle.
If equipped, the safety lock is on the
inside edge of the rear doors. To
use the safety lock:
1. Move the lever down to the
lock position.
2. Close the door.
3. Do the same for the other
rear door.
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To open a rear door when the safety
lock is on:
1. Unlock the door by activating
the inside handle, by pressing
the power door lock switch,
or by using the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter.
2. Open the door from the
outside.
When the safety lock is enabled,
adults and older children will not be
able to open the rear door from the
inside. Cancel the safety locks to
enable the doors to open from the
inside.
To cancel the safety lock:
1. Unlock the door and open it
from the outside.
2. Move the lever up to unlock.
Do the same for the other door.
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Warning (Continued)
Trunk
.
Adjust the climate control
system to a setting that
brings in only outside air
and set the fan speed to the
highest setting. See
“Climate Control Systems”
in the Index.
.
If the vehicle is equipped
with a power liftgate, disable
the power liftgate function.
{ Warning
Exhaust gases can enter the
vehicle if it is driven with the
liftgate or trunk/hatch open,
or with any objects that pass
through the seal between the
body and the trunk/hatch or
liftgate. Engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide (CO) which
cannot be seen or smelled. It can
cause unconsciousness and even
death.
If the vehicle must be driven with
the liftgate or trunk/hatch open:
. Close all of the windows.
.
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Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
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See Engine Exhaust 0 211.
To open the trunk, the vehicle must
be off or the shift lever must be in
P (Park).
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The trunk has an electric latch. If the
vehicle has lost power or the battery
is disconnected, the trunk will not
open. If this happens, use the
emergency trunk release handle.
Manual Trunk
Power Trunk
{ Warning
.
.
.
| on the driver door.
Press X twice quickly on the
Press
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter.
You or others could be injured if
caught in the path of the power
trunk. Make sure there is no one
in the way of the power trunk as it
is opening and closing.
Press the touch pad on the rear
of the trunk above the license
plate when all doors are
unlocked.
For Keyless Access, the trunk can
be opened while the vehicle is
locked by pressing the touch pad
above the license plate while the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft)
of the rear of the vehicle. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 29.
If equipped, to open the power
trunk:
.
Press and release | on the
driver door. The driver door must
be unlocked or the vehicle must
be in ON/RUN or Retained
Accessory Power (RAP).
Close the trunk by pulling on the
handle. Do not use the handle as a
tie-down. Do not press the touch
pad while closing the trunk; this will
cause the trunk lid to be unlatched.
.
Press X twice quickly on the
RKE transmitter.
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.
Press the touch pad on the rear
of the trunk after unlocking all
doors or with the RKE
transmitter in range for Keyless
Access.
Monitor the trunk area to make sure
nothing will come in contact or move
into the path of the trunk lid when
power closing.
To close the power trunk:
.
Press and hold | on the
driver door until the trunk
latches. A chime will sound and
a DIC message will display
when the operation is complete.
.
Press the power trunk button on
the trunk lid.
Press any trunk button or the touch
pad to stop the power operation.
Pressing a trunk button again starts
the operation in the reverse
direction. The touch pad will not
close the trunk lid.
Do not manually force the trunk lid
open or closed during a power
cycle. The power trunk may be
temporarily disabled under extreme
low temperatures, or after repeated
power cycling over a short period of
time. The trunk can be opened
manually.
Obstacle Detection Features
If there is an obstruction during a
power open or close cycle, a closing
trunk will reverse direction and an
opening trunk will stop power
operation. If there are multiple
obstructions on the same power
cycle, the power function will
deactivate. After removing the
obstructions, manually close the
trunk lid to allow normal power
operation functions to resume.
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If the vehicle is locked and an
obstacle prevents the trunk from
closing and latching, the horn will
sound as an alert that the trunk did
not close.
Hands-Free Power Trunk
If equipped, the power trunk may be
operated with a kicking motion
under the rear bumper. The RKE
transmitter must be within 1 m (3 ft).
The hands-free feature will not work
while the trunk lid is moving. To stop
the trunk while in motion, use one of
the power trunk buttons.
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When closing the power trunk using
this feature, there will be a short
delay. The taillamps will flash and a
chime will sound. Move away from
the trunk before it starts moving.
Rear Seat Pass-Through
Use the rear seat pass-through door
when transporting long items. See
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door 0 70.
To operate, kick your foot straight up
in one swift motion under the center
of the rear bumper, then pull it back.
. Do not sweep your foot side
to side.
. Do not keep your foot under the
bumper; it will not activate.
. Do not touch the trunk lid until it
has stopped moving.
. This feature may be temporarily
disabled under some conditions.
If it does not respond to the kick,
operate the power trunk by
another method or start the
vehicle and the feature will be
re-enabled.
Emergency Trunk Release
Handle
Caution
Do not use the emergency trunk
release handle as a tie-down or
anchor point when securing items
in the trunk as it could damage
the handle.
There is a glow-in-the-dark
emergency trunk release handle on
the trunk lid. This handle will glow
following exposure to light. Pull the
release handle to open the trunk
from the inside.
If equipped with a power trunk, the
emergency trunk release handle will
power open the trunk.
After use, return to the stored
position.
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Vehicle Security
This vehicle has theft-deterrent
features; however, they do not make
the vehicle impossible to steal.
Vehicle Alarm System
This vehicle has an anti-theft alarm
system.
On Solid : Vehicle is secured
during the delay to arm the system.
Fast Flash : Vehicle is unsecured.
A door, the hood, or the trunk
is open.
Slow Flash : Alarm system is
armed.
Arming the Alarm System
1. Turn off the vehicle.
2. Lock the vehicle in one of
three ways:
. Use the RKE transmitter.
The indicator light, on the
instrument panel near the
windshield, indicates the status of
the system.
Off : Alarm system is disarmed.
.
Use the Keyless Access
system.
.
With a door open, press Q
on the interior of the door.
3. After 30 seconds the alarm
system will arm, and the
indicator light will begin to
slowly flash indicating the
alarm system is operating.
Pressing Q on the RKE
transmitter a second time will
bypass the 30-second delay
and immediately arm the alarm
system.
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The vehicle alarm system will not
arm if the doors are locked with
the key.
If the driver door is opened without
first unlocking with the RKE
transmitter, the horn will chirp and
the lights will flash to indicate
pre-alarm. If the vehicle is not
started, or the door is not unlocked
by pressing K on the RKE
transmitter during the 10-second
pre-alarm, the alarm will be
activated.
The alarm will also be activated if a
passenger door, the trunk, or the
hood is opened without first
disarming the system. When the
alarm is activated, the turn signals
flash and the horn sounds for about
30 seconds. The alarm system will
then re-arm to monitor the next
unauthorized event.
Disarming the Alarm System
To disarm the alarm system or turn
off the alarm if it has been activated:
.
Press
K on the RKE transmitter.
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.
Unlock the vehicle using the
Keyless Access system.
Power Sounder, Inclination
Sensor, and Intrusion Sensor
.
Make sure all doors and
windows are completely closed.
.
Start the vehicle.
In addition to the standard
theft-deterrent system features, this
system may also have a power
sounder, inclination sensor, and
intrusion sensor.
.
Secure any loose items such as
sunshades.
.
Make sure there are no
obstructions blocking the
sensors in the front overhead
console.
To avoid setting off the alarm by
accident:
. Lock the vehicle after all
occupants have left the vehicle
and all doors are closed.
. Always unlock a door with the
RKE transmitter or use the
Keyless Access system.
Unlocking the driver door with the
key will not disarm the system or
turn off the alarm.
How to Detect a Tamper
Condition
If K is pressed on the RKE
transmitter and the horn chirps and
the lights flash three times, a
previous alarm occurred while the
system was armed.
If the alarm has been activated, a
message will appear on the DIC.
See Security Messages 0 156.
The power sounder provides an
audible alarm, which is distinct from
the vehicle’s horn. It has its own
power source, and can sound an
alarm if the vehicle’s battery is
compromised.
The inclination sensor can set off
the alarm if it senses movement of
the vehicle, such as a change in
vehicle orientation.
The intrusion sensor monitors the
vehicle interior, and can activate the
alarm if it senses unauthorized entry
into the vehicle’s interior. Do not
allow passengers or pets to remain
in the vehicle when the intrusion
sensor is activated.
Before arming the theft-deterrent
system and activating the intrusion
sensor:
Inclination and Intrusion
Sensors Disable Switch
It is recommended that the intrusion
and inclination sensors be
deactivated if pets are left in the
vehicle or if the vehicle is being
transported.
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With the vehicle turned off, press
o in the front overhead console.
The indicator light will come on
momentarily, indicating that these
sensors have been disabled for the
next alarm system arming cycle.
Immobilizer
See Radio Frequency
Statement 0 373.
Immobilizer Operation
This vehicle has a passive
theft-deterrent system.
The system does not have to be
manually armed or disarmed.
The vehicle is automatically
immobilized when the vehicle is
turned off.
The immobilization system is
disarmed when the pushbutton start
is activated to enter the ACC/
ACCESSORY mode or the ON/
RUN/START mode and a valid
transmitter is present in the vehicle.
The security light, in the instrument
cluster, comes on if there is a
problem with arming or disarming
the theft-deterrent system.
The system has one or more RKE
transmitters matched to an
immobilizer control unit in the
vehicle. Only a correctly matched
RKE transmitter will start the
vehicle. If the transmitter is ever
damaged, you may not be able to
start your vehicle.
When trying to start the vehicle, the
security light may come on briefly
when the ignition is turned on.
If the engine does not start and the
security light stays on, there is a
problem with the system. Turn the
ignition off and try again.
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If the vehicle will not change ignition
modes (ACC/ACCESSORY, ON/
RUN/START, OFF), and the RKE
transmitter appears to be
undamaged, try another transmitter.
Or, you may try placing the
transmitter in the transmitter pocket
located in the center console. See
Key and Lock Messages 0 152.
If the ignition modes will not change
with the other transmitter, your
vehicle needs service. If the ignition
does change modes, the first
transmitter may be faulty. See the
dealer.
It is possible for the immobilizer
system to learn new or replacement
RKE transmitters. Up to eight
transmitters can be programmed for
the vehicle. To program additional
transmitters, see “Programming
Transmitters to the Vehicle” under
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 29.
Do not leave the key or device that
disarms or deactivates the
theft-deterrent system in the vehicle.
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Exterior Mirrors
Power Mirrors
Auto Mirror Folding
If equipped, with the ignition off,
press and hold Q on the RKE
transmitter for approximately
one second to automatically fold the
exterior mirrors. Press and hold K
on the RKE transmitter for
approximately one second to unfold.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 29.
Convex Mirrors
{ Warning
A convex mirror can make things,
like other vehicles, look farther
away than they really are. If you
cut too sharply into the right lane,
you could hit a vehicle on the
right. Check the inside mirror or
glance over your shoulder before
changing lanes.
The passenger side mirror is convex
shaped. A convex mirror's surface is
curved so more can be seen from
the driver seat.
This feature is turned on or off
through vehicle personalization. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
1. Move the selector switch to L
(Left) or R (Right) to choose
the driver or passenger mirror.
2. Press one of the four arrows to
move the mirror.
3. Move the selector switch to
to deselect the mirror.
)
Power Folding Mirrors
If equipped with power folding
mirrors, press the down arrow on
the control pad while the selector
switch is at ). Press again to
unfold.
Manual Folding Mirrors
If equipped, the mirrors can be
folded inward toward the vehicle to
prevent damage when going
through an automatic car wash.
Push the mirror outward to return it
to the original position.
Exterior Automatic Dimming
Mirror
The vehicle may have exterior
automatic dimming mirrors that will
automatically adjust for the glare of
headlamps behind.
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Memory Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
The vehicle may have memory
mirrors. See Memory Seats 0 64.
If equipped with memory seats, the
passenger and/or driver mirror tilts
to a preselected position when the
vehicle is in R (Reverse). This
allows the curb to be seen when
parallel parking.
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
The vehicle may have LCA. See
Lane Change Alert (LCA) 0 249.
Turn Signal Indicator
The vehicle has a turn signal
indicator on the mirror housings.
The indicator will flash when a turn
signal or the hazard warning
flashers are used.
Heated Mirrors
The rear window defogger also
heats the outside mirrors.
K:
Press to heat the outside
mirrors.
See Automatic Climate Control
System (Quad Zone) 0 180 or
Automatic Climate Control System
(Dual Zone) 0 187.
The mirror(s) return to the original
position when:
. The vehicle is shifted out of
R (Reverse), or remains in
R (Reverse) for about
30 seconds.
. The ignition is turned off.
.
The vehicle is driven in
R (Reverse) above a set speed.
To turn this feature on or off, see
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
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Interior Mirrors
Interior Rearview Mirrors
Adjust the rearview mirror for a clear
view of the area behind your
vehicle.
Do not spray glass cleaner directly
on the mirror. Use a soft towel
dampened with water.
Automatic Dimming
Rearview Mirror
The vehicle has an automatic
dimming rearview mirror. The mirror
will automatically reduce the glare
from the headlamps from behind.
The dimming feature comes on
when the vehicle is started.
Rear Camera Mirror
If equipped, this automatic dimming
mirror provides a wide angle camera
view of the area behind the vehicle.
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Pull the tab rearward to turn on the
display. Push the tab forward to turn
it off. When off, the mirror is
automatic dimming. Adjust the
mirror for a clear view of the area
behind the vehicle while the display
is off.
To adjust the brightness, press the
button (1) on the back of the
rearview mirror without covering the
light sensor (2).
Each button press cycles the
brightness between five settings.
{ Warning
The Rear Camera Mirror (RCM)
has a limited view. Portions of the
road, vehicles, and other objects
may not be seen. Do not drive or
park the vehicle using only this
camera. Objects may appear
closer than they are. Check the
outside mirrors or glance over
your shoulder when making lane
changes or merging. Failure to
use proper care may result in
injury, death, or vehicle damage.
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Troubleshooting
If the tab is in the rearward position
and a blue screen and d are
displayed in the mirror and the
display shuts off, see your dealer for
service.
The camera that provides the Rear
Camera Mirror (RCM) image is
above the license plate, next to the
Rear Vision Camera (RVC).
The RCM may not work properly or
display a clear image if:
. There is glare from the sun or
headlamps. This may obstruct
objects from view.
. Dirt, snow, or other debris blocks
the camera lens. Clean the lens
with a soft damp cloth.
. The back of the vehicle has
been damaged and the position
and mounting angle of the
camera has changed.
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Windows
{ Warning
Never leave a child, a helpless
adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle,
especially with the windows
closed in warm or hot weather.
They can be overcome by the
extreme heat and suffer
permanent injuries or even death
from heat stroke.
The vehicle aerodynamics are
designed to improve fuel economy
performance. This may result in a
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pulsing sound when either rear
window is down and the front
windows are up. To reduce the
sound, open either a front window
or the sunroof, if equipped.
Express-Down/Up Windows
Power Windows
Press or pull the switch fully and
release it to activate the express
feature.
The express feature allows the
windows to be raised and lowered
all the way without holding the
switch.
{ Warning
Children could be seriously
injured or killed if caught in the
path of a closing window. Never
leave keys in a vehicle with
children. When there are children
in the rear seat, use the window
lockout button to prevent
operation of the windows. See
Keys 0 28.
Cancel the express mode by briefly
pressing or pulling the switch.
The driver power window switches
control all the windows. The
passenger switch controls only that
window.
Press the switch down to open the
window. Pull the switch up to
close it.
The windows are operable when the
ignition is in ON/RUN, ACC/
ACCESSORY, or when Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) is active.
See Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) 0 208.
Express Window Anti-Pinch
Feature
If any object is in the path of the
window when the express-up is
active, the window will stop at the
obstruction and auto-reverse to a
preset factory position. Weather
conditions such as severe icing may
also cause the window to
auto-reverse. The window will return
to normal operation after the
obstruction or condition is removed.
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Express Window Anti-Pinch
Override
{ Warning
If express override is activated,
the window will not reverse
automatically. You or others could
be injured and the window could
be damaged. Before you use
express override, make sure that
all people and obstructions are
clear of the window path.
To override the anti-pinch feature,
hold the window switch all the way
up to the second position. The
window will raise for as long as the
switch is held. Once the switch is
released, the express mode is
reactivated.
In this mode, the window can close
on an object in its path. Use care
when using the override mode.
Programming the Power
Windows
If the vehicle battery has been
recharged or disconnected, or is not
working, the front power windows
will need to be reprogrammed for
the express-up feature to work.
Before reprogramming, replace or
recharge the vehicle's battery.
To program:
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Comfort Open
When Comfort Open is enabled in
the vehicle personalization menu,
press and hold K on the RKE
transmitter until the windows fully
open. See “Remote Window
Operation” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
Window Lockout
1. With the ignition in ON/RUN or
ACC/ACCESSORY, or when
Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) is active, close all doors.
2. Pull and hold the power
window switch up until the
window is fully closed.
Continue holding the switch up
for two seconds after the
window closes.
3. Press and hold the power
window switch down until the
window is fully open. Continue
holding the switch down for
two seconds.
The window is now reprogrammed.
Repeat the process for the other
windows.
This feature prevents the rear
windows from operating except from
the driver position.
Press Z to activate the rear
window lockout. The indicator light
will illuminate when on.
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Press Z again to deactivate the
rear window lockout.
Rear Window Sunshade
Sun Visors
Pull the sun visor down to block
glare. Detach the sun visor from the
center mount to pivot to the side
window, or to extend along the rod.
If equipped, press and release the
switch. The rear window sunshade
will fully extend. To close the
sunshade, press and release the
switch again. The sunshade will fully
close.
When shifting the vehicle into
R (Reverse), the rear window
sunshade will automatically retract if
it is extended. It may re-extend after
a short delay when shifting into D
(Drive).
There is also a control for the rear
window sunshade on the rear door
panel.
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Rear Passenger Door Sunshades
Roof
Sunroof
If equipped with a sunroof, the
ignition must be in ON/RUN or
ACC/ACCESSORY, or in Retained
Accessory Power (RAP), to operate
the sunroof. See Ignition Positions
0 205 and Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) 0 208.
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Open/Close : Press the rear of D
(1) to the first detent and hold to
open the sunroof. Press the front
of D (1) to the first detent and hold
to close the sunroof.
Express-Open/Express-Close :
Press the rear or front of D (1) to
the second detent and release to
express-open or express-close the
sunroof.
Vent Feature : Press and hold the
front of E (2) to vent the sunroof.
Press and hold the rear of E (2) to
close the sunroof vent.
If equipped, use the handle to pull
the sunshade up and attach to the
holder at the top of the window.
To close the sunshade, use the
handle to unhook and hold it while it
retracts down.
1. SLIDE Switch
2. TILT Switch
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Power Sunshades
The rear door panels have controls
for the rear sunroof sunshade.
Press to open or close.
Automatic Reversal System
If equipped, press the switch to
open or close the front sunroof
sunshade.
If equipped, press the switch to
open or close the rear sunroof
sunshade.
The sunroof/sunshade is equipped
with an automatic reversal system
that is only active when the sunroof/
sunshade is being operated in
express mode. If an object is in the
path of the sunroof/sunshade while
it is express-closing, the reversal
system will detect the object and
stop. In the event of closing
difficulties like frost or other
conditions, it is possible to override
the reversal system. To override the
reversal system, close in manual
mode. To stop the movement,
release the switch.
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Dirt and debris may collect on the
sunroof seal or in the track. This
could cause an issue with sunroof
operation or noise. It could also plug
the water drainage system.
Periodically open the sunroof and
remove any obstacles or loose
debris. Wipe the sunroof seal and
roof sealing area using a clean
cloth, mild soap, and water. Do not
remove grease from the sunroof.
If water is seen dripping into the
water drainage system, this is
normal.
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Seats and
Restraints
Head Restraints
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Front Seats
Power Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . 61
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Thigh Support Adjustment . . . . . 62
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Rear Seats
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Heated and Ventilated Rear
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Rear Seat
Pass-Through Door . . . . . . . . . . 70
Safety Belts
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Safety Belt Use During
Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety System Check . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing Safety Belt System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . .
75
75
76
76
76
Airbag System
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . . . 79
When Should an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
What Makes an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
How Does an Airbag
Restrain? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
What Will You See after an
Airbag Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Passenger Sensing System . . . 83
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle . . . . . 87
Airbag System Check . . . . . . . . . . 88
Replacing Airbag System Parts
after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Child Restraints
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Infants and Young Children . . . . 91
Child Restraint Systems . . . . . . . 93
Where to Put the Restraint . . . . . 95
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) . . . . 96
Replacing LATCH System
Parts After a Crash . . . . . . . . . 102
Securing Child Restraints
(Rear Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Securing Child Restraints
(Front Passenger Seat) . . . . . 104
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Head Restraints
The vehicle’s front seats have
adjustable head restraints in the
outboard seating positions.
{ Warning
With head restraints that are not
installed and adjusted properly,
there is a greater chance that
occupants will suffer a neck/
spinal injury in a crash. Do not
drive until the head restraints for
all occupants are installed and
adjusted properly.
If your vehicle has rear head
restraints that fold down, always
return them to the full upright
position whenever an occupant is
seated in the seat.
Adjust the head restraint so that the
top of the restraint is at the same
height as the top of the occupant's
head. This position reduces the
chance of a neck injury in a crash.
Front Seats
The vehicle's front seats have
adjustable head restraints in the
outboard seating positions.
Pull the head restraint up to raise it.
Try to move the head restraint to
make sure that it is locked in place.
To lower the head restraint, press
the button located on top of the
seatback, and push the head
restraint down. Try to move the
head restraint after the button is
released to make sure that it is
locked in place.
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Rear Seats
The vehicle's rear seats have
adjustable head restraints in the
outboard seating positions.
The height of the head restraint can
be adjusted. Pull the head restraint
up to raise it. Try to move the head
restraint to make sure that it is
locked in place.
The fore and aft position of the head
restraint can be adjusted.
To adjust the head restraint forward
and rearward, press the button
located on the side facing of the
head restraint and move it forward
or rearward until the desired locking
position is reached. Try to move the
head restraint after the button is
released to make sure that it is
locked in place.
The front seat outboard head
restraints are not designed to be
removed.
To lower the head restraint, press
the button, located on the top of the
seatback, and push the head
restraint down. Try to move the
head restraint after the button is
released to make sure that it is
locked in place.
Always adjust the head restraint so
that the top of the restraint is at the
same height as the top of the
occupant's head.
Rear outboard head restraints are
not removable.
The rear outboard head restraints
are not designed to be folded.
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Front Seats
Power Seat Adjustment
{ Warning
You can lose control of the
vehicle if you try to adjust a driver
seat while the vehicle is moving.
Adjust the driver seat only when
the vehicle is not moving.
To adjust:
. Move the seat forward or
rearward by sliding the control
forward or rearward.
. Raise or lower the front part of
the seat cushion by moving the
front of the control up or down.
. Raise or lower the seat by
moving the rear of the control up
or down.
To adjust the seatback, see
Reclining Seatbacks 0 63.
To adjust the lumbar support, see
Lumbar Adjustment 0 61.
Some vehicles are equipped with a
feature that activates a vibrating
pulse alert in the driver seat to help
avoid crashes. See Driver
Assistance Systems 0 233.
Lumbar Adjustment
Platinum Seat
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Uplevel Lumbar and Upper
Back Support Adjustment
If equipped, the ignition must be on
to use all uplevel seat features.
Platinum Seat
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Feature Select
Up
Forward
Down
Rearward
1. Toggle the Feature Select (1),
if equipped, to view adjustable
seat options on the center
stack display.
2. Select lumbar support.
. Press Up (2) to move
lumbar support upward.
. Press Forward (3) to move
lumbar support forward.
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.
Press Down (4) to move
lumbar support down.
.
Press Rearward (5) to
move lumbar support
rearward.
Base Lumbar Adjustment
Thigh Support
Adjustment
To adjust upper back support,
if equipped:
1. Toggle the Feature Select (1),
if equipped, to view adjustable
seat options on the center
stack display.
2. Select Upper Back Support.
3. Press Forward (3) to move
support forward or
Rearward (5) to move support
rearward.
4. Press Up (2) or Down (4) to
adjust upper back support.
Base Seat
To adjust lumbar support,
if equipped:
. Press Forward (2) to move
lumbar support forward.
. Press Rearward (1) to move
lumbar support rearward.
To adjust thigh support, if equipped:
1. Toggle the Feature Select (3)
to view adjustable seat options
on the center stack display.
2. Select cushion length adjuster.
3. Press and hold the control
forward (2) to increase or
rearward (1) to decrease
cushion length.
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Reclining Seatbacks
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{ Warning
Sitting in a reclined position when
the vehicle is in motion can be
dangerous. Even when buckled
up, the safety belts cannot do
their job.
The shoulder belt will not be
against your body. Instead, it will
be in front of you. In a crash, you
could go into it, receiving neck or
other injuries.
Platinum Seat
To adjust:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise the seatback.
The lap 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. Then sit well
back in the seat and wear the
safety belt properly.
Do not have a seatback reclined if
the vehicle is moving.
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Memory Seats
Storing Memory Positions
To store positions to the 1 and 2
buttons:
1. The ignition must be in ON/
RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY.
2. Adjust the driver seat, power tilt
and telescoping steering
column, if equipped, massage
type and intensity, if equipped,
and the outside mirrors on
some vehicles.
Platinum Driver Seat Buttons
Shown, Passenger Buttons
Similar
If equipped, the SET, 1, 2, and B
(Exit) buttons on the driver door and
front passenger door are used to
manually store and recall memory
settings for the driver and
passenger seats. The driver
memory buttons also store outside
mirror, power tilt and telescoping
steering column positions, and
massage settings, if equipped.
3. Press and release SET. A beep
will sound.
4. Immediately press and hold 1
until two beeps sound.
5. Repeat Steps 1–4 for a second
driver using 2.
To store exit positions for easy exit
and the B (Exit) button, repeat
Steps 1–4 using B to store your
positions for getting out of the
driver seat.
Manually Recalling Memory
Positions
Press and hold 1, 2, or B to
manually recall the previously
stored memory positions. Releasing
1, 2, or B before the stored
positions are reached stops the
recall.
If the massage feature is off when
the memory recall is performed, the
previously stored type and intensity
will be recalled, but it will remain off
until activated with the massage
control button or through the center
stack with the platinum seat
controls.
Automatically Recalling Memory
Positions (Auto Memory Recall)
(Driver Only)
If programmed on in the vehicle
personalization menu, the Auto
(Automatic) Memory Recall feature
automatically recalls the current
driver’s previously stored 1 or 2
position when the ignition is
changed from OFF to ON/RUN or
ACC/ACCESSORY.
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See “Auto Memory Recall’ under
“Comfort and Convenience” in
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
To stop recall movement, press one
of the memory, power mirror,
or power seat controls; or press the
power tilt and telescoping steering
column control.
RKE transmitters are not labeled
with a number. If your memory seat
position is stored to 1 or 2 but this
position is not automatically
recalling, then store your positions
to the other button or switch RKE
transmitters with the other driver.
If the vehicle’s driver has changed,
in some vehicles the Driver ID may
be displayed for the first few ignition
cycles.
Easy Exit Recall (Driver Only)
If programmed on in the vehicle
personalization menu, the easy exit
feature automatically recalls the
previously stored exit positions
when leaving the vehicle. See
“Storing Memory Positions” earlier in
this section. See also Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
Easy exit recall automatically
activates when one of the following
occurs:
. The vehicle is turned off and the
driver door is opened within a
short time.
. The vehicle is turned off with the
driver door open.
Obstructions
If something has blocked the driver
seat while recalling a memory
position, the recall may stop.
Remove the obstruction. Then do
one of the following:
. If automatically or manually
recalling the stored memory
position, press and hold the
appropriate manual control for
two seconds. Try recalling again
by pressing the appropriate
memory button. If automatically
recalling the position, try
recalling again by opening the
driver door and pressing K on
the RKE transmitter.
. If recalling the exit position,
press and hold the appropriate
manual control for the exit
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feature not recalling for
two seconds. Then try recalling
the exit position again.
If the memory position is still not
recalling, see your dealer for
service.
Heated and Ventilated
Front Seats
{ Warning
If you cannot feel temperature
change or pain to the skin, the
seat heater may cause burns. To
reduce the risk of burns, people
with such a condition should use
care when using the seat heater,
especially for long periods of
time. Do not place anything on
the seat that insulates against
heat, such as a blanket, cushion,
cover, or similar item. This may
cause the seat heater to
overheat. An overheated seat
heater may cause a burn or may
damage the seat.
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If equipped, the buttons are near the
climate controls on the center stack.
To operate, the ignition must be on.
next to the buttons indicate three for
the highest setting and one for the
lowest. If the front heated seats are
on high, the level may automatically
be lowered after approximately
30 minutes.
If the passenger seat is unoccupied,
the auto heated seats feature will
not activate that seat. The auto
heated seats feature can be
programmed to always be enabled
when the vehicle is on.
When this feature is off, the heated
and ventilated seat symbols on the
buttons are white. A ventilated seat
has a fan that pulls or pushes air
through the seat. The air is not
cooled. When a heated seat is
turned on, the symbol turns red.
When a ventilated seat is turned on,
the symbol turns blue.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
Press J or z to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and
seatback.
The passenger seat may take
longer to heat up.
Press I or + to heat the driver or
passenger seatback only.
When the vehicle is on, this feature
will automatically activate the
heated seats at the level required by
the vehicle’s interior temperature.
Press C or { to ventilate the driver
or passenger seat.
Press the button once for the
highest setting. With each press of
the button, the seat will change to
the next lower setting, and then to
the off setting. The indicator lights
Auto Heated Seats
The active high, medium, low, or off
heated seat level will be indicated
by the manual heated seat buttons
on the center stack. Use the manual
heated seat buttons on the center
stack to turn auto heated seats off.
Remote Start Heated and
Ventilated Seats
During a remote start, the heated or
ventilated seats, if equipped, can be
turned on automatically. When it is
cold outside, the heated seats turn
on, and when it is hot outside the
ventilated seats turn on. The heated
or ventilated seats are canceled
when the ignition is turned on. Press
the heated or ventilated seat button
to use the heated or ventilated seats
after the vehicle is started.
The heated or ventilated seat
indicator lights do not turn on during
a remote start.
The temperature performance of an
unoccupied seat may be reduced.
This is normal.
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The heated or ventilated seats may
be enabled or disabled in the
vehicle personalization menu. See
Remote Vehicle Start 0 36 and
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
Massage
To activate and adjust the massage
feature:
1. Toggle the center selection
control (2) to view adjustable
massage options on the center
stack display.
2. Select massage feature.
3. Press the control up (3) or
down (5) to select the
massage type.
4. Press the control forward (4) or
rearward (6) to change the
intensity.
5. Press the massage control
button (1) to recall the last
massage type and intensity.
Platinum Driver Seat Shown,
Passenger Seat Similar
If equipped, the ignition must be on
to use the massage feature.
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Rear Seats
{ Warning
The power seats will work with
the ignition off. Children could
operate the power seats and be
injured. Never leave children
alone in the vehicle.
Caution
Do not adjust the power seat
when a child restraint is installed.
Adjusting the seat may cause
damage to the installed child
restraint. Use the window lockout
button on the driver door to
prevent adjustment of the seat
whenever a child restraint is
installed.
If equipped, the armrest may have
seat adjustment controls.
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rear seatback will automatically
recline when the rear seat is moved
forward.
Platinum Rear Seat
1. Seatback Display and
Lumbar Adjustment Control
2. Up
3. Rearward
4. Down
5. Forward
6. Power Seat Adjustment
7. Power Seat Adjustment
8. Massage
When the seatback display
control (1) is toggled, a panel
display will be activated from the
driver or passenger seatback. The
To adjust the seat, if equipped:
. Move the seat forward or
rearward by sliding the control
(6) forward or rearward or by
tilting the control (7) forward or
rearward.
. Raise or lower the front part of
the seat cushion by moving the
front of the control (6) up
or down.
. Raise or lower the seat by
moving the rear of the control (6)
up or down.
To activate the massage feature,
if equipped:
1. Press the seatback display
control (1).
2. Press up (2) or down (4) to
select the massage type.
3. Press forward (5) or
rearward (3) to change the
intensity.
4. Press the massage control
button (8) to recall the last
massage type and intensity.
Easy Exit
Platinum Seat
If equipped, press S to return the
seat to the full rearward and full
front of seat tilt down position. The
seat will also move to this position
when the rear door is opened.
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Lumbar Adjustment
If a child restraint is installed, see
Rear Seats 0 67.
To adjust lumbar support,
if equipped:
1. Toggle the center selection
control (1) to view adjustable
seat options on the display.
2. Select lumbar support.
3. Press and hold the control
forward (5) to increase or
rearward (3) to decrease
support.
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Heated and Ventilated
Rear Seats
{ Warning
If you cannot feel temperature
change or pain to the skin, the
seat heater may cause burns.
See the Warning under Heated
and Ventilated Front Seats 0 65.
4. Press and hold the control
upward (2) to raise or
downward (4) to lower the
height of the support.
Platinum Rear Seat
To adjust upper back support,
if equipped:
If equipped, the armrest may have
controls for lumbar and upper back
support.
1. Toggle the center selection
control (1) to view adjustable
seat options on the display.
When the center selection
control (1) is toggled, a panel
display will be activated from the
driver or passenger seatback.
2. Select upper back support.
3. Press and hold the control
forward (5) to increase or
rearward (3) to decrease
support.
Platinum Seat
If equipped, the buttons are on the
rear passenger doors.
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With the ignition in ON/RUN, press
M or L to heat the left or right
outboard seat cushion.
Rear Seat
Pass-Through Door
With the ignition in ON/RUN, press
C or { to ventilate the left or right
outboard seat.
This section of the manual
describes how to use safety belts
properly. It also describes some
things not to do with safety belts.
{ Warning
On vehicles without rear climate
controls, an indicator light on the
button will turn on when the heated
or ventilated seat is on. On vehicles
with rear climate controls, an
indicator on the climate control
display appears when this feature
is on.
On vehicles without rear climate
controls, press the button again to
turn this feature off. The light on the
button will turn off. On vehicles with
rear climate controls, this feature
turns on the heated seat at the
highest setting. With each press of
the button, the heated seat changes
to the next lower setting, and then
the off setting. Three lights indicate
the highest setting, and one light
indicates the lowest. If the heated
seats are on high, the level may
automatically be lowered after
approximately 30 minutes.
Safety Belts
Some vehicles have a rear seat
pass-through door in the center of
the rear seatback. Fold down the
center armrest and pull the latch to
open the door.
Do not let anyone ride where a
safety belt cannot be worn
properly. In a crash, if you or your
passenger(s) are not wearing
safety belts, injuries can be much
worse than if you are wearing
safety belts. You can be seriously
injured or killed by hitting things
inside the vehicle harder or by
being ejected from the vehicle. In
addition, anyone who is not
buckled up can strike other
passengers in the vehicle.
It is extremely dangerous to ride
in a cargo area, inside or outside
of a vehicle. In a collision,
passengers riding in these areas
are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed. Do not allow
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passengers to ride in any area of
the vehicle that is not equipped
with seats and safety belts.
Always wear a safety belt, and
check that all passenger(s) are
restrained properly too.
This vehicle has indicators as a
reminder to buckle the safety belts.
See Safety Belt Reminders 0 131.
Why Safety Belts Work
When riding in a vehicle, you travel
as fast as the vehicle does. If the
vehicle stops suddenly, you keep
going until something stops you.
It could be the windshield, the
instrument panel, or the safety belts!
When you wear a safety belt, you
and the vehicle slow down together.
There is more time to stop because
you stop over a longer distance and,
when worn properly, your strongest
bones take the forces from the
safety belts. That is why wearing
safety belts makes such good
sense.
Questions and Answers About
Safety Belts
Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle
after a crash if I am wearing a
safety belt?
A: You could be — whether you are
wearing a safety belt or not.
Your chance of being conscious
during and after a crash, so you
can unbuckle and get out, is
much greater if you are belted.
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Q: If my vehicle has airbags, why
should I have to wear safety
belts?
A: Airbags are supplemental
systems only; so they work with
safety belts — not instead of
them. Whether or not an airbag
is provided, all occupants still
have to buckle up to get the
most protection.
Also, in nearly all states and in
all Canadian provinces, the law
requires wearing safety belts.
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly
This section is only for people of
adult size.
There are special things to know
about safety belts and children, and
there are different rules for smaller
children and infants. If a child will be
riding in the vehicle, see Older
Children 0 89 or Infants and Young
Children 0 91. Follow those rules for
everyone's protection.
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It is very important for all occupants
to buckle up. Statistics show that
unbelted people are hurt more often
in crashes than those who are
wearing safety belts.
There are important things to know
about wearing a safety belt properly.
pelvic bones and you would be
less likely to slide under the lap
belt. If you slid under it, the belt
would apply force on your
abdomen. This could cause
serious or even fatal injuries.
.
Wear the shoulder belt over the
shoulder and across the chest.
These parts of the body are best
able to take belt restraining
forces. The shoulder belt locks if
there is a sudden stop or crash.
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.
{ Warning
.
Sit up straight and always keep
your feet on the floor in front
of you.
.
Always use the correct buckle
for your seating position.
.
Wear the lap part of the belt low
and snug on the hips, just
touching the thighs. In a crash,
this applies force to the strong
You can be seriously injured,
or even killed, by not wearing
your safety belt properly.
. Never allow the lap or
shoulder belt to become
loose or twisted.
. Never wear the shoulder
belt under both arms or
behind your back.
. Never route the lap or
shoulder belt over an
armrest.
2. Pick up the latch plate and pull
the belt across you. Do not let
it get twisted.
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The lap-shoulder belt may lock
if you pull the belt across you
very quickly. If this happens, let
the belt go back slightly to
unlock it. Then pull the belt
across you more slowly.
If the shoulder portion of a
passenger belt is pulled out all
the way, the child restraint
locking feature may be
engaged. If this happens, let
the belt go back all the way
and start again.
Engaging the child restraint
locking feature in the front
outboard seating position may
affect the passenger sensing
system. See Passenger
Sensing System 0 83.
3. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
Pull up on the latch plate to
make sure it is secure. If the
belt is not long enough, see
Safety Belt Extender 0 75.
Position the release button on
the buckle so that the safety
belt could be quickly unbuckled
if necessary.
4. If equipped with a shoulder belt
height adjuster, move it to the
height that is right for you. See
“Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster”
later in this section for
instructions on use and
important safety information.
5. To make the lap part tight, pull
up on the shoulder belt.
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To unlatch the belt, push the button
on the buckle. The belt should
return to its stowed position.
Always stow the safety belt slowly.
If the safety belt webbing returns
quickly to the stowed position, the
retractor may lock and cannot be
pulled out. If this happens, pull the
safety belt straight out firmly to
unlock the webbing, and then
release it. If the webbing is still
locked in the retractor, see your
dealer.
Before a door is closed, be sure the
safety belt is out of the way. If a
door is slammed against a safety
belt, damage can occur to both the
safety belt and the vehicle.
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
The vehicle has a shoulder belt
height adjuster for the driver and
front outboard passenger seating
positions.
Adjust the height so the shoulder
portion of the belt is on the shoulder
and not falling off of it. The belt
should be close to, but not
contacting, the neck. Improper
shoulder belt height adjustment
could reduce the effectiveness of
the safety belt in a crash. See How
to Wear Safety Belts Properly 0 71.
Automatic Safety Belt
Tightening System
The vehicle may have the Automatic
Safety Belt Tightening System.
The system activates during
emergency braking and/or sudden
driving maneuvers and releases
when driving conditions return to
normal.
Press the release button and move
the height adjuster to the desired
position. The adjuster can be moved
up by pushing the slide/trim up.
After the adjuster is set to the
desired position, try to move it down
without pushing the release button
to make sure it has locked into
position.
The system will not activate if the
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control system is not functioning
properly. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 220.
If there is a problem with the
Automatic Safety Belt Tightening
System, a message displays on the
Driver Information Center (DIC). See
Safety Belt Messages 0 156. Other
safety belt functions are not affected
by the Automatic Safety Belt
Tightening System.
Safety Belt Pretensioners
This vehicle has safety belt
pretensioners for front outboard
occupants. Although the safety belt
pretensioners cannot be seen, they
are part of the safety belt assembly.
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They can help tighten the safety
belts during the early stages of a
moderate to severe frontal, near
frontal, or rear crash if the threshold
conditions for pretensioner
activation are met. Safety belt
pretensioners can also help tighten
the safety belts in a side crash or a
rollover event.
shoulder belt, the comfort guide
positions the belt away from the
neck and head.
Pretensioners work only once. If the
pretensioners activate in a crash,
the pretensioners and probably
other parts of the vehicle's safety
belt system will need to be replaced.
See Replacing Safety Belt System
Parts after a Crash 0 76.
Safety Belt Use During
Pregnancy
Do not sit on the outboard safety
belt while entering or exiting the
vehicle or at any time while sitting in
the seat. Sitting on the safety belt
can damage the webbing and
hardware.
Rear Safety Belt Comfort
Guides
Rear safety belt comfort guides may
provide added safety belt comfort
for older children who have
outgrown booster seats and for
some adults. When installed on a
Comfort guides are available
through your dealer for the rear
outboard seating positions.
Instructions are included with the
guide.
Safety belts work for everyone,
including pregnant women. Like all
occupants, they are more likely to
be seriously injured if they do not
wear safety belts.
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A pregnant woman should wear a
lap-shoulder belt, and the lap
portion should be worn as low as
possible, below the rounding,
throughout the pregnancy.
The best way to protect the fetus is
to protect the mother. When a safety
belt is worn properly, it is more likely
that the fetus will not be hurt in a
crash. For pregnant women, as for
anyone, the key to making safety
belts effective is wearing them
properly.
Safety Belt Extender
If the vehicle's safety belt will fasten
around you, you should use it.
But if a safety belt is not long
enough, your dealer will order you
an extender. When you go in to
order it, take the heaviest coat you
will wear, so the extender will be
long enough for you. To help avoid
personal injury, do not let someone
else use it, and use it only for the
seat it is made to fit. The extender
has been designed for adults. Never
use it for securing child restraints.
To wear it, attach it to the regular
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safety belt. For more information,
see the instruction sheet that comes
with the extender.
Safety System Check
Now and then, check that the safety
belt reminder light, safety belts,
buckles, latch plates, retractors, and
anchorages are all working properly.
Look for any other loose or
damaged safety belt system parts
that might keep a safety belt system
from doing its job. See your dealer
to have it repaired. Torn or frayed
safety belts may not protect you in a
crash. They can rip apart under
impact forces. If a belt is torn or
frayed, get a new one right away.
Make sure the safety belt reminder
light is working. See Safety Belt
Reminders 0 131.
Keep safety belts clean and dry.
See Safety Belt Care 0 76.
Safety Belt Care
Keep belts clean and dry.
{ Warning
Do not bleach or dye safety belt
webbing. It may severely weaken
the webbing. In a crash, they
might not be able to provide
adequate protection. Clean and
rinse safety belt webbing only
with mild soap and lukewarm
water. Allow the webbing to dry.
Safety belts should be properly
cared for and maintained.
Safety belt hardware should be kept
dry and free of dust or debris. As
necessary exterior hard surfaces
and safety belt webbing may be
lightly cleaned with mild soap and
water. Ensure there is not excessive
dust or debris in the mechanism.
If dust or debris exists in the system
please see the dealer. Parts may
need to be replaced to ensure
proper functionality of the system.
Replacing Safety Belt
System Parts after a
Crash
{ Warning
A crash can damage the safety
belt system in the vehicle.
A damaged safety belt system
may not properly protect the
person using it, resulting in
serious injury or even death in a
crash. To help make sure the
safety belt systems are working
properly after a crash, have them
inspected and any necessary
replacements made as soon as
possible.
After a minor crash, replacement of
safety belts may not be necessary.
But the safety belt assemblies that
were used during any crash may
have been stressed or damaged.
See your dealer to have the safety
belt assemblies inspected or
replaced.
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New parts and repairs may be
necessary even if the safety belt
system was not being used at the
time of the crash.
Have the safety belt pretensioners
checked if the vehicle has been in a
crash, or if the airbag readiness light
stays on after you start the vehicle
or while you are driving. See Airbag
Readiness Light 0 132.
Airbag System
The vehicle has the following
airbags:
. A frontal airbag for the driver.
.
A frontal airbag for the front
outboard passenger.
.
A knee airbag for the driver.
.
A knee airbag for the front
outboard passenger.
.
A seat-mounted side impact
airbag for the driver.
.
A seat-mounted side impact
airbag for the front outboard
passenger.
.
A roof-rail airbag for the driver
and the passenger seated
directly behind the driver.
.
A roof-rail airbag for the front
outboard passenger and the
passenger seated directly
behind the front outboard
passenger.
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All vehicle airbags have the word
AIRBAG on the trim or on a label
near the deployment opening.
For frontal airbags, the word
AIRBAG is on the center of the
steering wheel for the driver and on
the instrument panel for the front
outboard passenger.
For knee airbags, the word AIRBAG
is on the lower part of the
instrument panel.
For seat-mounted side impact
airbags, the word AIRBAG is on the
side of the seatback closest to
the door.
For roof-rail airbags, the word
AIRBAG is on the ceiling or trim.
Airbags are designed to supplement
the protection provided by safety
belts. Even though today's airbags
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.
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Here are the most important things
to know about the airbag system:
{ Warning
You can be severely injured or
killed in a crash if you are not
wearing your safety belt, even
with airbags. Airbags are
designed to work with safety
belts, not replace them. Also,
airbags are not designed to inflate
in every crash. In some crashes
safety belts are the only restraint.
See When Should an Airbag
Inflate? 0 80.
Wearing your safety belt during a
crash helps reduce your chance
of hitting things inside the vehicle
or being ejected from it. Airbags
are “supplemental restraints” to
the safety belts. Everyone in the
vehicle should wear a safety belt
properly, whether or not there is
an airbag for that person.
{ Warning
{ Warning
Because airbags inflate with great
force and faster than the blink of
an eye, anyone who is up
against, or very close to any
airbag when it inflates can be
seriously injured or killed. Do not
sit unnecessarily close to any
airbag, as you would be if sitting
on the edge of the seat or leaning
forward. Safety belts help keep
you in position before and during
a crash. Always wear a safety
belt, even with airbags. The driver
should sit as far back as possible
while still maintaining control of
the vehicle. The safety belts and
the front outboard passenger
airbags are most effective when
you are sitting well back and
upright in the seat with both feet
on the floor.
Children who are up against,
or very close to, any airbag when
it inflates can be seriously injured
or killed. Always secure children
properly in the vehicle. To read
how, see Older Children 0 89 or
Infants and Young Children 0 91.
Occupants should not lean on or
sleep against the door or side
windows in seating positions with
seat-mounted side impact airbags
and/or roof-rail airbags.
There is an airbag readiness light
on the instrument cluster, which
shows the airbag symbol. The
system checks the airbag electrical
system for malfunctions. The light
tells you if there is an electrical
problem. See Airbag Readiness
Light 0 132.
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Where Are the Airbags?
The driver frontal airbag is in the
center of the steering wheel.
The front outboard passenger
frontal airbag is in the passenger
side instrument panel.
The driver knee airbag is below the
steering column. The front outboard
passenger knee airbag is below the
glove box.
Driver Side Shown, Passenger
Side Similar
The roof-rail airbags for the driver,
front outboard passenger, and
second row outboard passengers
are in the ceiling above the side
windows.
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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 covering.
Do not use seat accessories that
block the inflation path of a
seat-mounted side impact airbag.
Driver Side Shown, Passenger
Side Similar
The seat-mounted side impact
airbags for the driver and front
outboard passenger are in the side
of the seatbacks closest to the door.
{ Warning
If something is between an
occupant and an airbag, the
airbag might not inflate properly
or it might force the object into
that person causing severe injury
or even death. The path of an
inflating airbag must be kept
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Never secure anything to the roof
of a vehicle with roof-rail airbags
by routing a rope or tie‐down
through any door or window
opening. If you do, the path of an
inflating roof-rail airbag will be
blocked.
When Should an Airbag
Inflate?
This vehicle is equipped with
airbags. See Airbag System 0 77.
Airbags are designed to inflate if the
impact exceeds the specific airbag
system's deployment threshold.
Deployment thresholds are used to
predict how severe a crash is likely
to be in time for the airbags to
inflate and help restrain the
occupants. The vehicle has
electronic sensors that help the
airbag system determine the
severity of the impact. Deployment
thresholds can vary with specific
vehicle design.
Frontal airbags are designed to
inflate in moderate to severe frontal
or near frontal crashes to help
reduce the potential for severe
injuries, mainly to the driver's or
front outboard passenger's head
and chest.
Whether the frontal airbags will or
should inflate is not based primarily
on how fast the vehicle is traveling.
It depends on what is hit, the
direction of the impact, and how
quickly the vehicle slows down.
Frontal airbags may inflate at
different crash speeds depending on
whether the vehicle hits an object
straight on or at an angle, and
whether the object is fixed or
moving, rigid or deformable, narrow
or wide.
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Frontal airbags are not intended to
inflate during vehicle rollovers, in
rear impacts, or in many side
impacts.
In addition, the vehicle has
advanced technology frontal
airbags. Advanced technology
frontal airbags adjust the restraint
according to either crash severity or
occupant interaction.
Knee airbags are designed to inflate
in moderate to severe frontal or
near frontal impacts. Knee airbags
are not designed to inflate during
vehicle rollovers, in rear impacts,
or in many side impacts.
Seat-mounted side impact airbags
are designed to inflate in moderate
to severe side crashes depending
on the location of the impact.
Seat-mounted side impact airbags
are not designed to inflate in frontal
impacts, near frontal impacts,
rollovers, or rear impacts.
A seat-mounted side impact airbag
is designed to inflate on the side of
the vehicle that is struck.
Roof-rail airbags are designed to
inflate in moderate to severe side
crashes depending on the location
of the impact. In addition, these
roof-rail airbags are designed to
inflate during a rollover or in a
severe frontal impact. Roof-rail
airbags are not designed to inflate in
rear impacts. Both roof-rail airbags
will inflate when either side of the
vehicle is struck, if the sensing
system predicts that the vehicle is
about to roll over on its side, or in a
severe frontal impact.
In any particular crash, no one can
say whether an airbag should have
inflated simply because of the
vehicle damage or repair costs.
What Makes an Airbag
Inflate?
In a deployment event, the sensing
system sends an electrical signal
triggering a release of gas from the
inflator. Gas from the inflator fills the
airbag causing the bag to break out
of the cover. The inflator, the airbag,
and related hardware are all part of
the airbag module.
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For airbag locations, see Where Are
the Airbags? 0 79.
How Does an Airbag
Restrain?
In moderate to severe frontal or
near frontal collisions, even belted
occupants can contact the steering
wheel or the instrument panel. In
moderate to severe side collisions,
even belted occupants can contact
the inside of the vehicle.
Airbags supplement the protection
provided by safety belts by
distributing the force of the impact
more evenly over the
occupant's body.
Rollover capable roof-rail airbags
are designed to help contain the
head and chest of occupants in the
outboard seating positions in the
first and second rows. The rollover
capable roof-rail airbags are
designed to help reduce the risk of
full or partial ejection in rollover
events, although no system can
prevent all such ejections.
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But airbags would not help in many
types of collisions, primarily
because the occupant's motion is
not toward those airbags. See When
Should an Airbag Inflate? 0 80.
Airbags should never be regarded
as anything more than a supplement
to safety belts.
What Will You See after
an Airbag Inflates?
After the frontal airbags and
seat-mounted side impact airbags
inflate, they quickly deflate, so
quickly that some people may not
even realize an airbag inflated.
Roof-rail airbags may still be at least
partially inflated for some time after
they inflate. Some components of
the airbag module may be hot for
several minutes. For location of the
airbags, see Where Are the
Airbags? 0 79.
The parts of the airbag that come
into contact with you may be warm,
but not too hot to touch. There may
be some smoke and dust coming
from the vents in the deflated
airbags. Airbag inflation does not
prevent the driver from seeing out of
the windshield or being able to steer
the vehicle, nor does it prevent
people from leaving the vehicle.
{ Warning
When an airbag inflates, there
may be dust in the air. This dust
could cause breathing problems
for people with a history of
asthma or other breathing trouble.
To avoid this, everyone in the
vehicle should get out as soon as
it is safe to do so. If you have
breathing problems but cannot
get out of the vehicle after an
airbag inflates, then get fresh air
by opening a window or a door.
If you experience breathing
problems following an airbag
deployment, you should seek
medical attention.
The vehicle has a feature that may
automatically unlock the doors, turn
on the interior lamps and hazard
warning flashers, and shut off the
fuel system after the airbags inflate.
The feature may also activate,
without airbag inflation, after an
event that exceeds a predetermined
threshold. You can lock the doors,
turn off the interior lamps, and turn
off the hazard warning flashers by
using the controls for those
features.
{ Warning
A crash severe enough to inflate
the airbags may have also
damaged important functions in
the vehicle, such as the fuel
system, brake and steering
systems, etc. Even if the vehicle
appears to be drivable after a
moderate crash, there may be
concealed damage that could
make it difficult to safely operate
the vehicle.
Use caution if you should attempt
to restart the engine after a crash
has occurred.
In many crashes severe enough to
inflate the airbag, windshields are
broken by vehicle deformation.
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Additional windshield breakage may
also occur from the front outboard
passenger airbag.
. Airbags are designed to inflate
only once. After an airbag
inflates, you will need some new
parts for the airbag system.
If you do not get them, the
airbag system will not be there
to help protect you in another
crash. A new system will include
airbag modules and possibly
other parts. The service manual
for the vehicle covers the need
to replace other parts.
. The vehicle has a crash sensing
and diagnostic module which
records information after a
crash. See Vehicle Data
Recording and Privacy 0 375
and Event Data
Recorders 0 375.
. Let only qualified technicians
work on the airbag systems.
Improper service can mean that
an airbag system will not work
properly. See your dealer for
service.
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Passenger Sensing
System
on or off, will be visible. See
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator 0 132.
The vehicle has a passenger
sensing system for the front
outboard passenger position. The
passenger airbag status indicator
will light on the overhead console
when the vehicle is started.
The passenger sensing system
turns off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag and knee
airbag under certain conditions. No
other airbag is affected by the
passenger sensing system.
United States
Canada
The words ON and OFF, or the
symbol for on and off, will be visible
during the system check. When the
system check is complete, either the
word ON or OFF, or the symbol for
The passenger sensing system
works with sensors that are part of
the front outboard passenger seat
and safety belt. The sensors are
designed to detect the presence of
a properly seated occupant and
determine if the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag and knee
airbag should be allowed to inflate
or not.
According to accident statistics,
children are safer when properly
secured in a rear seat in the correct
child restraint for their weight
and size.
Whenever possible, children aged
12 and under should be secured in
a rear seating position.
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Never put a rear-facing child seat in
the front. This is because the risk to
the rear-facing child is so great,
if the airbag inflates.
{ Warning
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured
or killed if the passenger frontal
airbag inflates. This is because
the back of the rear-facing child
restraint would be very close to
the inflating airbag. A child in a
forward-facing child restraint can
be seriously injured or killed if the
passenger frontal airbag inflates
and the passenger seat is in a
forward position.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger airbag(s), no
system is fail-safe. No one can
guarantee that an airbag will not
deploy under some unusual
circumstance, even though the
airbag(s) are off.
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Warning (Continued)
Never put a rear-facing child
restraint in the front seat, even if
the airbag is off. If securing a
forward-facing child restraint in
the front outboard passenger
seat, always move the seat as far
back as it will go. It is better to
secure child restraints in the rear
seat. Consider using another
vehicle to transport the child
when a rear seat is not available.
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag if:
. The front outboard passenger
seat is unoccupied.
. The system determines that an
infant is present in a child
restraint.
. A front outboard passenger
takes his/her weight off of the
seat for a period of time.
.
There is a critical problem with
the airbag system or the
passenger sensing system.
When the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag, the off indicator
will light and stay lit as a reminder
that the airbags are off. See
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator 0 132.
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn on the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag anytime the system
senses that a person of adult size is
sitting properly in the front outboard
passenger seat. When the
passenger sensing system has
allowed the airbag(s) to be enabled,
the on indicator will light and stay lit
as a reminder that the airbag(s) are
active.
For some children, including
children in child restraints, and for
very small adults, the passenger
sensing system may or may not turn
off the front outboard passenger
frontal airbag and knee airbag,
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depending upon the person’s
seating posture and body build.
Everyone in the vehicle who has
outgrown child restraints should
wear a safety belt properly —
whether or not there is an airbag for
that person.
{ Warning
If the airbag readiness light ever
comes on and stays on, it means
that something may be wrong
with the airbag system. To help
avoid injury to yourself or others,
have the vehicle serviced right
away. See Airbag Readiness
Light 0 132 for more information,
including important safety
information.
If the On Indicator Is Lit for a
Child Restraint
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag if the system
determines that an infant is present
in a child restraint. If a child restraint
has been installed and the on
indicator is lit:
1. Turn the vehicle off.
2. Remove the child restraint from
the vehicle.
3. Remove any additional items
from the seat such as blankets,
cushions, seat covers, seat
heaters, or seat massagers.
4. Reinstall the child restraint
following the directions
provided by the child restraint
manufacturer and refer to
Securing Child Restraints
(Front Passenger Seat) 0 104
or Securing Child Restraints
(Rear Seat) 0 102.
Make sure the safety belt
retractor is locked by pulling
the shoulder belt all the way
out of the retractor when
installing the child restraint,
even if the child restraint is
equipped with a safety belt
lock-off. When the retractor
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lock is set, the belt can be
tightened but not pulled out of
the retractor.
5. If, after reinstalling the child
restraint and restarting the
vehicle, the on indicator is still
lit, turn the vehicle off. Then
slightly recline the vehicle
seatback and adjust the seat
cushion, if adjustable, to make
sure that the vehicle seatback
is not pushing the child
restraint into the seat cushion.
Also make sure the child
restraint is not trapped under
the vehicle head restraint.
If this happens, adjust the head
restraint. See Head
Restraints 0 59.
6. Restart the vehicle.
The passenger sensing system may
or may not turn off the airbags for a
child in a child restraint depending
upon the child’s size. It is better to
secure the child restraint in a rear
seat. Never put a rear-facing child
restraint in the front seat, even if the
on indicator is not lit.
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If the Off Indicator Is Lit for an
Adult-Sized Occupant
2. Remove any additional material
from the seat, such as
blankets, cushions, seat
covers, seat heaters, or seat
massagers.
3. Place the seatback in the fully
upright position.
4. Have the person sit upright in
the seat, centered on the seat
cushion, with legs comfortably
extended.
If a person of adult size is sitting in
the front outboard passenger seat,
but the off indicator is lit, it could be
because that person is not sitting
properly in the seat or that the child
restraint locking feature is engaged.
Use the following steps to allow the
system to detect that person and
enable the front outboard passenger
frontal airbag and knee airbag:
1. Turn the vehicle off.
5. If the shoulder portion of the
belt is pulled out all the way,
the child restraint locking
feature will be engaged. This
may unintentionally cause the
passenger sensing system to
turn the airbag off for some
adult-sized occupants. If this
happens, unbuckle the belt, let
the belt go back all the way,
and then buckle the belt again
without pulling the belt out all
the way.
6. Restart the vehicle and have
the person remain in this
position for two to
three minutes after the on
indicator is lit.
{ Warning
If the front outboard passenger
airbag is turned off for an
adult-sized occupant, the airbag
will not be able to inflate and help
protect that person in a crash,
resulting in an increased risk of
serious injury or even death. An
adult-sized occupant should not
ride in the front outboard
passenger seat, if the passenger
airbag off indicator is lit.
Additional Factors Affecting
System Operation
Safety belts help keep the
passenger in position on the seat
during vehicle maneuvers and
braking, which helps the passenger
sensing system maintain the
passenger airbag status. See
“Safety Belts” and “Child Restraints”
in the Index for additional
information about the importance of
proper restraint use.
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A thick layer of additional material,
such as a blanket or cushion,
or aftermarket equipment such as
seat covers, seat heaters, and seat
massagers can affect how well the
passenger sensing system
operates. We recommend that you
not use seat covers or other
aftermarket equipment except when
approved by GM for your specific
vehicle. See Adding Equipment to
the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 87
for more information about
modifications that can affect how
the system operates.
The on indicator may be lit if an
object, such as a briefcase,
handbag, grocery bag, laptop,
or other electronic device is put on
an unoccupied seat. If this is not
desired remove the object from
the seat.
{ Warning
Stowing of articles under the
passenger seat or between the
passenger seat cushion and
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Warning (Continued)
seatback may interfere with the
proper operation of the passenger
sensing system.
are close to an airbag when it
inflates. Avoid yellow connectors.
They are probably part of the
airbag system. Be sure to follow
proper service procedures, and
make sure the person performing
work for you is qualified to do so.
Servicing the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
Airbags affect how the vehicle
should be serviced. There are parts
of the airbag system in several
places around the vehicle. Your
dealer and the service manual have
information about servicing the
vehicle and the airbag system. To
purchase a service manual, see
Service Publications Ordering
Information 0 372.
{ Warning
For up to 10 seconds after the
vehicle is turned off and the
battery is disconnected, an airbag
can still inflate during improper
service. You can be injured if you
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Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
Adding accessories that change the
vehicle's frame, bumper system,
height, front end, or side sheet
metal may keep the airbag system
from working properly. The
operation of the airbag system can
also be affected by changing any
parts of the front seats, safety belts,
the airbag sensing and diagnostic
module, steering wheel, instrument
panel, any of the airbag modules,
ceiling or pillar garnish trim, front
sensors, side impact sensors,
or airbag wiring.
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Your dealer and the service manual
have information about the location
of the airbag sensors, sensing and
diagnostic module, and airbag
wiring.
In addition, the vehicle has a
passenger sensing system for the
front outboard passenger position,
which includes sensors that are part
of the passenger seat. The
passenger sensing system may not
operate properly if the original seat
trim is replaced with non-GM
covers, upholstery, or trim; or with
GM covers, upholstery, or trim
designed for a different vehicle. Any
object, such as an aftermarket seat
heater or a comfort-enhancing pad
or device, installed under or on top
of the seat fabric, could also
interfere with the operation of the
passenger sensing system. This
could either prevent proper
deployment of the passenger
airbag(s) or prevent the passenger
sensing system from properly
turning off the passenger airbag(s).
See Passenger Sensing
System 0 83.
If the vehicle has rollover roof-rail
airbags, see Different Size Tires
and Wheels 0 318 for additional
important information.
If you have to modify your vehicle
because you have a disability and
have questions about whether the
modifications will affect the vehicle's
airbag system, or if you have
questions about whether the airbag
system will be affected if the vehicle
is modified for any other reason, call
Customer Assistance. See
Customer Assistance Offices 0 365.
Airbag System Check
The airbag system does not need
regularly scheduled maintenance or
replacement. Make sure the airbag
readiness light is working. See
Airbag Readiness Light 0 132.
Caution
If an airbag covering is damaged,
opened, or broken, the airbag
may not work properly. Do not
open or break the airbag
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Caution (Continued)
coverings. If there are any
opened or broken airbag
coverings, have the airbag
covering and/or airbag module
replaced. For the location of the
airbags, see Where Are the
Airbags? 0 79. See your dealer
for service.
Replacing Airbag System
Parts after a Crash
{ Warning
A crash can damage the airbag
systems in the vehicle.
A damaged airbag system may
not properly protect you and your
passenger(s) in a crash, resulting
in serious injury or even death. To
help make sure the airbag
systems are working properly
after a crash, have them
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inspected and any necessary
replacements made as soon as
possible.
Child Restraints
.
Sit all the way back on the seat.
Do the knees bend at the seat
edge? If yes, continue. If no,
return to the booster seat.
.
Buckle the lap-shoulder belt.
Does the shoulder belt rest on
the shoulder? If yes, continue.
If no, try using the rear safety
belt comfort guide, if available.
See “Rear Safety Belt Comfort
Guides” under Lap-Shoulder Belt
0 72. If a comfort guide is not
available, or if the shoulder belt
still does not rest on the
shoulder, then return to the
booster seat.
.
Does the lap belt fit low and
snug on the hips, touching the
thighs? If yes, continue. If no,
return to the booster seat.
.
Can proper safety belt fit be
maintained for the length of the
trip? If yes, continue. If no,
return to the booster seat.
Older Children
If an airbag inflates, you will need to
replace airbag system parts. See
your dealer for service.
If the airbag readiness light stays on
after the vehicle is started or comes
on when you are driving, the airbag
system may not work properly. Have
the vehicle serviced right away. See
Airbag Readiness Light 0 132.
Older children who have outgrown
booster seats should wear the
vehicle’s safety belts.
The manufacturer instructions that
come with the booster seat state the
weight and height limitations for that
booster. Use a booster seat with a
lap-shoulder belt until the child
passes the fit test below:
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Q: What is the proper way to
wear safety belts?
A: 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 or
neck. The lap belt should fit
snugly below the hips, just
touching the top of the thighs.
This applies belt force to the
child's pelvic bones in a crash.
It should never be worn over the
abdomen, which could cause
severe or even fatal internal
injuries in a crash.
Also see “Rear Safety Belt Comfort
Guides” under Lap-Shoulder
Belt 0 72.
According to accident statistics,
children are safer when properly
restrained in a rear seating position.
In a crash, children who are not
buckled up can strike other people
who are buckled up, or can be
thrown out of the vehicle. Older
children need to use safety belts
properly.
{ Warning
{ Warning
Never allow more than one child
to wear the same safety belt. The
safety belt cannot properly spread
the impact forces. In a crash, they
can be crushed together and
seriously injured. A safety belt
must be used by only one person
at a time.
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.
The child could move too far
forward increasing the chance of
head and neck injury. The child
might also slide under the lap
belt. The belt force would then be
applied right on the abdomen.
That could cause serious or fatal
injuries. The shoulder belt should
go over the shoulder and across
the chest.
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{ Warning
Infants and Young
Children
Everyone in a vehicle needs
protection! This includes infants and
all other children. Neither the
distance traveled nor the age and
size of the traveler changes the
need, for everyone, to use safety
restraints. In fact, the law in every
state in the United States and in
every Canadian province says
children up to some age must be
restrained while in a vehicle.
Children can be seriously injured
or strangled if a shoulder belt is
wrapped around their neck. The
shoulder belt can tighten but
cannot be loosened if it is locked.
The shoulder belt locks when it is
pulled all the way out of the
retractor. It unlocks when the
shoulder belt is allowed to go all
the way back into the retractor,
but it cannot do this if it is
wrapped around a child’s neck.
If the shoulder belt is locked and
tightened around a child’s neck,
the only way to loosen the belt is
to cut it.
Never leave children unattended
in a vehicle and never allow
children to play with the safety
belts.
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Every time infants and young
children ride in vehicles, they should
have the protection provided by
appropriate child restraints. Neither
the vehicle's safety belt system nor
its airbag system is designed
for them.
Children who are not restrained
properly can strike other people,
or can be thrown out of the vehicle.
{ Warning
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
40 km/h (25 mph), a 5.5 kg (12 lb)
infant will suddenly become a
110 kg (240 lb) force on a person's
arms. An infant or child should be
secured in an appropriate
restraint.
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{ Warning
Q: What are the different types of
add-on child restraints?
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 front
outboard seat. Secure a
rear-facing child restraint in a rear
seat. It is also better to secure a
forward-facing child restraint in a
rear seat. If you must secure a
forward-facing child restraint in
the front outboard seat, always
move the front passenger seat as
far back as it will go.
A: Add-on child restraints, which
are purchased by the vehicle
owner, are available in four basic
types. Selection of a particular
restraint should take into
consideration not only the child's
weight, height, and age but also
whether or not the restraint will
be compatible with the motor
vehicle in which it will be used.
For most basic types of child
restraints, there are many
different models available. When
purchasing a child restraint, be
sure it is designed to be used in
a motor vehicle. If it is, the
restraint will have a label saying
that it meets federal motor
vehicle safety standards.
The restraint manufacturer
instructions that come with the
restraint state the weight and
height limitations for a particular
child restraint. In addition, there
are many kinds of restraints
available for children with
special needs.
{ Warning
To reduce the risk of neck and
head injury in a crash, infants and
toddlers should be secured in a
rear-facing child restraint until age
two, or until they reach the
maximum height and weight limits
of their child restraint.
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{ Warning
A young child's hip bones are still
so small that the vehicle's regular
safety belt may not remain low on
the hip bones, as it should.
Instead, it may settle up around
the child's abdomen. In a crash,
the belt would apply force on a
body area that is unprotected by
any bony structure. This alone
could cause serious or fatal
injuries. To reduce the risk of
serious or fatal injuries during a
crash, young children should
always be secured in appropriate
child restraints.
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Child Restraint Systems
Forward-Facing Child Seat
Rear-Facing Infant Seat
A rear-facing infant seat provides
restraint with the seating surface
against the back of the infant.
The harness system holds the infant
in place and, in a crash, acts to
keep the infant positioned in the
restraint.
A forward-facing child seat provides
restraint for the child's body with the
harness.
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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.
Booster Seats
A booster seat is a child restraint
designed to improve the fit of the
vehicle's safety belt system.
A booster seat can also help a child
to see out the window.
Securing an Add-On Child
Restraint in the Vehicle
{ Warning
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
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To help reduce the chance of injury,
the child restraint must be secured
in the vehicle. Child restraint
systems must be secured in vehicle
seats by lap belts or the lap belt
portion of a lap-shoulder belt, or by
the LATCH system. See Lower
Anchors and Tethers for Children
(LATCH System) 0 96. Children can
be endangered in a crash if the child
restraint is not properly secured in
the vehicle.
When securing an add-on child
restraint, refer to the instructions
that come with the restraint which
may be on the restraint itself or in a
booklet, or both, and to this manual.
The child restraint instructions are
important, so if they are not
available, obtain a replacement
copy from the manufacturer.
Keep in mind that an unsecured
child restraint can move around in a
collision or sudden stop and injure
people in the vehicle. Be sure to
properly secure any child restraint in
the vehicle — even when no child is
in it.
In some areas of the United States
and Canada, Certified Child
Passenger Safety Technicians
(CPSTs) are available to inspect
and demonstrate how to correctly
use and install child restraints. In
the U.S., refer to the National
Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) website to
locate the nearest child safety seat
inspection station. For CPST
availability in Canada, check with
Transport Canada or the Provincial
Ministry of Transportation office.
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Securing the Child Within the
Child Restraint
{ Warning
A child can be seriously injured or
killed in a crash if the child is not
properly secured in the child
restraint. Secure the child
properly following the instructions
that came with that child restraint.
Where to Put the
Restraint
According to accident statistics,
children and infants are safer when
properly restrained in an appropriate
child restraint secured in a rear
seating position.
Whenever possible, children aged
12 and under should be secured in
a rear seating position.
Never put a rear-facing child
restraint in the front. This is because
the risk to the rear-facing child is so
great if the airbag deploys.
{ Warning
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured
or killed if the front passenger
airbag inflates. This is because
the back of the rear-facing child
restraint would be very close to
the inflating airbag. A child in a
forward-facing child restraint can
be seriously injured or killed if the
front passenger airbag inflates
and the passenger seat is in a
forward position.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
passenger frontal airbag, no
system is fail-safe. No one can
guarantee that an airbag will not
deploy under some unusual
circumstance, even though it is
turned off.
Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the airbag
is off. If you secure a
forward-facing child restraint in
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the front seat, always move the
front passenger seat as far back
as it will go. It is better to secure
the child restraint in a rear seat.
See Passenger Sensing System
0 83 for additional information.
When securing a child restraint in a
rear seating position, study the
instructions that came with the child
restraint to make sure it is
compatible with this vehicle.
Child restraints and booster seats
vary considerably in size, and some
may fit in certain seating positions
better than others.
Depending on where you place the
child restraint and the size of the
child restraint, you may not be able
to access adjacent safety belts or
LATCH anchors for additional
passengers or child restraints.
Adjacent seating positions should
not be used if the child restraint
prevents access to or interferes with
the routing of the safety belt.
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Wherever a child restraint is
installed, be sure to follow the
instructions that came with the child
restraint system and secure the
child restraint system properly.
Keep in mind that an unsecured
child restraint can move around in a
collision or sudden stop and injure
people in the vehicle. Be sure to
properly secure any child restraint in
the vehicle — even when no child is
in it.
Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children
(LATCH System)
The LATCH system secures a child
restraint during driving or in a crash.
LATCH attachments on the child
restraint are used to attach the child
restraint to the anchors in the
vehicle. The LATCH system is
designed to make installation of a
child restraint easier.
In order to use the LATCH system in
your vehicle, you need a child
restraint that has LATCH
attachments. LATCH-compatible
rear-facing and forward-facing child
seats can be properly installed
using either the LATCH anchors or
the vehicle’s safety belts. Do not
use both the safety belts and the
LATCH anchorage system to secure
a rear-facing or forward-facing
child seat.
The LATCH anchorage system can
be used until the combined weight
of the child plus the child restraint is
29.5 kg (65 lbs). Use the safety belt
alone instead of the LATCH
anchorage system once the
combined weight is more than
29.5 kg (65 lbs).
Booster seats use the vehicle’s
safety belts to secure the child in
the booster seat. If the manufacturer
recommends that the booster seat
be secured with the LATCH system,
this can be done as long as the
booster seat can be positioned
properly and there is no interference
with the proper positioning of the
lap-shoulder belt on the child.
The following explains how to attach
a child restraint with these
attachments in the vehicle.
Make sure to follow the instructions
that came with the child restraint,
and also the instructions in this
manual.
When installing a child restraint with
a top tether, you must also use
either the lower anchors or the
safety belts to properly secure the
child restraint. A child restraint must
never be attached using only the top
tether.
Not all vehicle seating positions or
child restraints have lower anchors
and attachments or top tether
anchors and attachments. In this
case, the safety belt must be used
(with top tether where available) to
secure the child restraint. See
Securing Child Restraints (Front
Passenger Seat) 0 104 or Securing
Child Restraints (Rear Seat) 0 102.
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Top Tether Anchor
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Some child restraints with top
tethers are designed for use with or
without the top tether being
attached. Others require the top
tether always to be attached. In
Canada, the law requires that
forward-facing child restraints have
a top tether, and that the tether be
attached. Be sure to read and follow
the instructions for your child
restraint.
Lower Anchor and Top Tether
Anchor Locations
Lower anchors (1) are metal bars
built into the vehicle. There are two
lower anchors for each LATCH
seating position that will
accommodate a child restraint with
lower attachments (2).
A top tether (3, 4) anchors the top of
the child restraint to the vehicle.
A top tether anchor is built into the
vehicle. The top tether
attachment (2) on the child restraint
connects to the top tether anchor in
the vehicle in order to reduce the
forward movement and rotation of
the child restraint during driving or in
a crash.
The child restraint may have a
single tether (3) or a dual tether (4).
Either will have a single
attachment (2) to secure the top
tether to the anchor.
Rear Seat
I : Seating positions with top
tether anchors.
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H : Seating positions with two
lower anchors.
To assist in locating the lower
anchors, each seating position with
lower anchors has two labels, near
the crease between the seatback
and the seat cushion.
To assist in locating the top tether
anchors, the top tether anchor
symbol is on the cover.
The top tether anchors are behind
the rear seat, on the filler panel.
Open the covers to access the
anchors. Be sure to use an anchor
on the same side of the vehicle as
the seating position where the child
restraint will be placed.
The outboard lower anchors are
behind the vertical openings in the
seat trim.
Do not secure a child restraint in a
position without a top tether anchor
if a national or local law requires
that the top tether be attached, or if
the instructions that come with the
child restraint say that the top tether
must be attached.
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 seating
position. See Where to Put the
Restraint 0 95 for additional
information.
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Securing a Child Restraint
Designed for the LATCH
System
{ Warning
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 LATCH-type child
restraint properly using the
anchors, or use the vehicle's
safety belts to secure the
restraint, following the instructions
that came with the child restraint
and the instructions in this
manual.
{ Warning
To reduce the risk of serious or
fatal injuries during a crash, do
not attach more than one child
restraint to a single anchor.
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
Attaching more than one child
restraint to a single anchor could
cause the anchor or attachment
to come loose or even break
during a crash. A child or others
could be injured.
{ Warning
Children can be seriously injured
or strangled if a shoulder belt is
wrapped around their neck. The
shoulder belt can tighten but
cannot be loosened if it is locked.
The shoulder belt locks when it is
pulled all the way out of the
retractor. It unlocks when the
shoulder belt is allowed to go all
the way back into the retractor,
but it cannot do this if it is
wrapped around a child’s neck.
If the shoulder belt is locked and
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tightened around a child’s neck,
the only way to loosen the belt is
to cut it.
Buckle any unused safety belts
behind the child restraint so
children cannot reach them. Pull
the shoulder belt all the way out
of the retractor to set the lock,
and tighten the belt behind the
child restraint after the child
restraint has been installed.
{ Warning
The power seats will work with
the ignition off. Children could
operate the power seats and be
injured. Never leave children
alone in the vehicle.
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Caution
Do not adjust the power seat
when a child restraint is installed.
Adjusting the seat may cause
damage to the installed child
restraint. Use the window lockout
button on the driver door to
prevent adjustment of the seat
whenever a child restraint is
installed.
Caution
Do not let the LATCH
attachments rub against the
vehicle’s safety belts. This may
damage these parts. If necessary,
move buckled safety belts to
avoid rubbing the LATCH
attachments.
If you need to secure more than one
child restraint in the rear seat, see
Where to Put the Restraint 0 95.
This system is designed to make
the installation of child restraints
easier. When using lower anchors,
do not use the vehicle's safety belts.
Instead, use the vehicle's anchors
and child restraint attachments to
secure the restraints. Some
restraints also use another vehicle
anchor to secure a top tether.
1. Attach and tighten the lower
attachments to the lower
anchors. If the child restraint
does not have lower
attachments or the desired
seating position does not have
lower anchors, secure the child
restraint with the top tether and
the safety belts. Move the head
restraint up if needed to get a
tight installation. Refer to your
child restraint manufacturer
instructions and the
instructions in this manual.
1.1. Find the lower anchors
for the desired seating
position.
1.2. Put the child restraint on
the seat.
1.3. Attach and tighten the
lower attachments on the
child restraint to the lower
anchors.
2. If the child restraint
manufacturer recommends that
the top tether be attached,
attach and tighten the top
tether to the top tether anchor,
if equipped. Refer to the child
restraint instructions and the
following steps:
2.1. Find the top tether
anchor.
2.2. Open the top tether
anchor cover to expose
the anchor.
2.3. Route, attach, and tighten
the top tether according
to your child restraint
instructions and the
following instructions:
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and you are using a dual
tether, route the tether
over the seatback.
If the position you are
using does not have a
headrest or head restraint
and you are using a
single tether, route the
tether over the seatback.
If the position you are
using has an adjustable
head restraint and you
are using a single tether,
route the tether around
the inboard side of the
head restraint.
If the position you are
using does not have a
headrest or head restraint
If the position you are
using has an adjustable
headrest or head restraint
and you are using a dual
tether, fully raise the head
restraint and route the
tethers around the out
board side of the Head
Restraint posts.
3. Before placing a child in the
child restraint, make sure it is
securely held in place. To
check, grasp the child restraint
at the LATCH path and attempt
to move it side to side and
back and forth. There should
be no more than 2.5 cm (1 in) of
movement for proper
installation.
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Replacing LATCH System
Parts After a Crash
Securing Child Restraints
(Rear Seat)
{ Warning
When securing a child restraint in a
rear seating position, study the
instructions that came with the child
restraint to make sure it is
compatible with this vehicle.
A crash can damage the LATCH
system in the vehicle. A damaged
LATCH system may not properly
secure the child restraint,
resulting in serious injury or even
death in a crash. To help make
sure the LATCH system is
working properly after a crash,
see your dealer to have the
system inspected and any
necessary replacements made as
soon as possible.
If the vehicle has the LATCH system
and it was being used during a
crash, new LATCH system parts
may be needed.
New parts and repairs may be
necessary even if the LATCH
system was not being used at the
time of the crash.
If the child restraint has the LATCH
system, see Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children (LATCH
System) 0 96 for how and where to
install the child restraint using
LATCH. If a child restraint is
secured in the vehicle using a
safety belt and it uses a top tether,
see Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 96 for
top tether anchor locations.
Do not secure a child seat in a
position without a top tether anchor
if a national or local law requires
that the top tether be anchored, or if
the instructions that come with the
child restraint say that the top strap
must be anchored.
In Canada, the law requires that
forward-facing child restraints have
a top tether, and that the tether be
attached.
If the child restraint or vehicle seat
position does not have the LATCH
system, you will be using the safety
belt to secure the child restraint. Be
sure to follow the instructions that
came with the child restraint.
If more than one child restraint
needs to be installed in the rear
seat, be sure to read Where to Put
the Restraint 0 95.
{ Warning
The power seats will work with
the ignition off. Children could
operate the power seats and be
injured. Never leave children
alone in the vehicle.
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Caution
Do not adjust the power seat
when a child restraint is installed.
Adjusting the seat may cause
damage to the installed child
restraint. Use the window lockout
button on the driver door to
prevent adjustment of the seat
whenever a child restraint is
installed.
If the rear seat is adjustable, make
sure the rear seat is positioned fully
rearward before installing a child
restraint.
1. Put the child restraint on
the seat.
2. Pick up the latch plate, and run
the lap and shoulder portions
of the vehicle's safety belt
through or around the restraint.
The child restraint instructions
will show you how.
3. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
Position the release button on
the buckle, away from the child
restraint system, so that the
safety belt could be quickly
unbuckled if necessary.
4. Pull the shoulder belt all the
way out of the retractor to set
the lock. When the retractor
lock is set, the belt can be
tightened but not pulled out of
the retractor.
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5. To tighten the belt, push down
on the child restraint, pull the
shoulder portion of the belt to
tighten the lap portion of the
belt, and feed the shoulder belt
back into the retractor. When
installing a forward-facing child
restraint, it may be helpful to
use your knee to push down on
the child restraint as you
tighten the belt.
Try to pull the belt out of the
retractor to make sure the
retractor is locked. If the
retractor is not locked, repeat
Steps 4 and 5.
6. If the child restraint has a top
tether, follow the child restraint
manufacturer's instructions
regarding the use of the top
tether. See Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children (LATCH
System) 0 96.
Securing Child Restraints
(Front Passenger Seat)
7. Before placing a child in the
child restraint, make sure it is
securely held in place. To
check, grasp the child restraint
at the safety belt path and
attempt to move it side to side
and back and forth. When the
child restraint is properly
installed, there should be no
more than 2.5 cm (1 in) of
movement.
In addition, the vehicle has a
passenger sensing system which is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag under certain
conditions. See Passenger Sensing
System 0 83 and Passenger Airbag
Status Indicator 0 132 for more
information, including important
safety information.
To remove the child restraint,
unbuckle the vehicle safety belt and
let it return to the stowed position.
If the top tether is attached to a top
tether anchor, disconnect it.
This vehicle has airbags. A rear
seat is a safer place to secure a
forward-facing child restraint. See
Where to Put the Restraint 0 95.
Never put a rear-facing child seat in
the front. This is because the risk to
the rear-facing child is so great if the
airbag deploys.
{ Warning
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured
or killed if the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag inflates.
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Warning (Continued)
This is because the back of the
rear-facing child restraint would
be very close to the inflating
airbag. A child in a forward-facing
child restraint can be seriously
injured or killed if the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
inflates and the passenger seat is
in a forward position.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger airbag(s), no
system is fail-safe. No one can
guarantee that an airbag will not
deploy under some unusual
circumstance, even though the
airbag(s) are off.
Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the
airbag(s) are off. If you secure a
forward-facing child restraint in
the front outboard passenger
seat, always move the seat as far
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Warning (Continued)
back as it will go. It is better to
secure the child restraint in a
rear seat.
See Passenger Sensing System
0 83 for additional information.
If the child restraint uses a top
tether, see Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children (LATCH
System) 0 96 for top tether anchor
locations.
Do not secure a child seat in a
position without a top tether anchor
if a national or local law requires
that the top tether be anchored, or if
the instructions that come with the
child restraint say that the top strap
must be anchored.
In Canada, the law requires that
forward-facing child restraints have
a top tether, and that the tether be
attached.
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When using the lap-shoulder belt to
secure the child restraint in this
position, follow the instructions that
came with the child restraint and the
following instructions:
1. Move the seat as far back as it
will go before securing the
forward-facing child restraint.
Move the seat upward or the
seatback to an upright position,
if needed, to get a tight
installation of the child
restraint.
When the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger frontal
airbag and knee airbag, the off
indicator on the passenger
airbag status indicator should
light and stay lit when the
vehicle is started. See
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator 0 132.
2. Put the child restraint on
the seat.
3. Pick up the latch plate, and run
the lap and shoulder portions
of the vehicle's safety belt
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through or around the restraint.
The child restraint instructions
will show you how.
4. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
Position the release button on
the buckle, away from the child
restraint system, so that the
safety belt could be quickly
unbuckled if necessary.
5. Pull the shoulder belt all the
way out of the retractor to set
the lock. When the retractor
lock is set, the belt can be
tightened but not pulled out of
the retractor.
6. To tighten the belt, push down
on the child restraint, pull the
shoulder portion of the belt to
tighten the lap portion of the
belt, and feed the shoulder belt
back into the retractor. When
installing a forward-facing child
restraint, it may be helpful to
use your knee to push down on
the child restraint as you
tighten the belt.
Try to pull the belt out of the
retractor to make sure the
retractor is locked. If the
retractor is not locked, repeat
Steps 5 and 6.
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7. Before placing a child in the
child restraint, make sure it is
securely held in place. To
check, grasp the child restraint
at the safety belt path and
attempt to move it side to side
and back and forth. When the
child restraint is properly
installed, there should be no
more than 2.5 cm (1 in) of
movement.
If the airbags are off, the off
indicator in the passenger airbag
status indicator will come on and
stay on when the vehicle is started.
If a child restraint has been installed
and the on indicator is lit, see “If the
On Indicator Is Lit for a Child
Restraint” under Passenger Sensing
System 0 83.
To remove the child restraint,
unbuckle the vehicle safety belt and
let it return to the stowed position.
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Storage
Storage
Storage
Compartments
Storage Compartments
Storage Compartments . . . . . . .
Instrument Panel Storage . . . .
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Armrest Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center Console Storage . . . . . .
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108
108
109
109
109
Additional Storage Features
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Glove Box
{ Warning
Do not store heavy or sharp
objects in storage compartments.
In a crash, these objects may
cause the cover to open and
could result in injury.
Instrument Panel Storage
To open, touch the GLOVE BOX
button. Close the glove box
manually.
Press to release the cover.
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Armrest Storage
Rear Storage
Center Console Storage
Press the latch to access the
storage area in the rear armrest.
Press the button to extend the
cupholders.
If equipped, press the lid to access
the storage compartment in the rear
doors.
Press the button and lift to access
the storage area. There is an
auxiliary jack and USB port(s)
inside. See the infotainment manual.
Push the cupholders in to close.
If equipped, there are seat controls
on the armrest. See Rear
Seats 0 67.
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Storage
Additional Storage
Features
Cargo Tie-Downs
There are cupholders in the center
console. Push and release on the
passenger side of the cover to
access the cupholders.
The cargo tie-downs can be used to
secure small loads and the
convenience net. See Convenience
Net 0 110, if equipped.
Convenience Net
The vehicle may have a
convenience net in the trunk. The
net is attached to the cargo
tie-downs. Put small loads behind
the net. It can also be positioned
into an envelope to hold smaller
items inside. Do not use the net for
heavy loads.
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Instruments and
Controls
Controls
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . 112
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . 113
Heated Steering Wheel . . . . . . . 113
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . 113
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Wireless Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Instrument Cluster (Base
Level) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Instrument Cluster
(Uplevel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Fuel Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Boost Gauge (Performance
Configuration Only) . . . . . . . . . 127
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
(Base Level Cluster Only) . . . 128
Engine Oil Temperature Gauge
(Performance
Configuration Only) . . . . . . . . . 129
Engine Coolant Temperature
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Voltmeter Gauge (Base Level
Cluster Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Safety Belt Reminders . . . . . . . . 131
Airbag Readiness Light . . . . . . . 132
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Charging System Light . . . . . . . 133
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light) . . . . . . . . 133
Brake System Warning
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Electric Parking Brake
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Service Electric Parking Brake
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Vehicle Ahead Indicator . . . . . . 137
Pedestrian Ahead Indicator . . . 137
Traction Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
StabiliTrak® OFF Light . . . . . . . . 138
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Traction Control System (TCS)/
StabiliTrak® Light . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Engine Coolant Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Tire Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Engine Oil Pressure Light . . . . 140
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . 140
Auto Stop Mode (Uplevel
Cluster) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Security Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . 141
Lamps On Reminder . . . . . . . . . 141
Cruise Control Light . . . . . . . . . . 141
Door Ajar Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Information Displays
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Head-Up Display (HUD) . . . . . . 145
Vehicle Messages
Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Voltage and Charging
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake System Messages . . . . .
Compass Messages . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Control Messages . . . . .
Door Ajar Messages . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Cooling System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Messages . . . . . . . . .
148
148
149
149
149
150
150
151
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Engine Power Messages . . . . . 151
Fuel System Messages . . . . . . . 152
Key and Lock Messages . . . . . 152
Lamp Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Object Detection System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Ride Control System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Airbag System Messages . . . . 156
Safety Belt Messages . . . . . . . . 156
Security Messages . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Service Vehicle Messages . . . . 156
Steering System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Starting the Vehicle
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Tire Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Transmission Messages . . . . . . 158
Vehicle Reminder
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Vehicle Speed Messages . . . . . 158
Washer Fluid Messages . . . . . . 159
Window Messages . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Vehicle Personalization
Vehicle Personalization . . . . . . . 159
Universal Remote System
Universal Remote System . . . . 168
Universal Remote System
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Universal Remote System
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Controls
Steering Wheel
Adjustment
Power Tilt and Telescoping
Steering Wheel
Press the control to move the tilt
and telescoping steering wheel up
and down or forward and rearward.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
while driving.
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Steering Wheel Controls
The infotainment system can be
operated by using the steering
wheel controls. See "Steering
Wheel Controls" in the infotainment
manual.
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Horn
Press a on the steering wheel pad
to sound the horn.
Windshield Wiper/Washer
Heated Steering Wheel
With the ignition in ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN, move
the windshield wiper lever up or
down to select the wiper speed.
HI : Use for fast wipes.
( : If equipped with a heated
steering wheel, press to turn on or
off. An indicator next to the button is
lit when the feature is turned on.
The steering wheel takes about
three minutes to start heating.
LO : Use for slow wipes.
AUTO : Use this setting for
intermittent wipes when
Rainsense™ is disabled, or for
Rainsense wipes when it is enabled.
For intermittent wipes, move the
lever up to AUTO, then turn the
band on the wiper lever up for more
frequent wipes or down for less
frequent wipes. If Rainsense is
enabled, see “Rainsense™” later in
this section.
If the windshield wipers are in use
while driving, the exterior lamps
come on automatically if the exterior
lamp control is in AUTO. The
transition time for the lamps coming
on varies based on wiper speed.
See “Lights On with Wipers” under
Automatic Headlamp System 0 173.
OFF : Use to turn the wipers off.
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1X : For a single wipe, briefly move
the wiper lever down. For several
wipes, hold the wiper lever down.
Clear snow and ice from the wiper
blades and windshield before using
them. If frozen to the windshield,
carefully loosen or thaw them.
Damaged blades should be
replaced. See Wiper Blade
Replacement 0 289.
Heavy snow or ice can overload the
wiper motor.
Wiper Parking
Rainsense™
.
With Rainsense, a sensor near the
top center of the windshield detects
the amount of water on the
windshield and controls the
sensitivity of the windshield wiper.
To enable or disable this feature,
see “Rainsense Wipers” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
Keep this area of the windshield
clear of debris to allow for best
system performance.
AUTO : If Rainsense is enabled,
move the windshield wiper lever to
AUTO. Turn the band on the wiper
lever to adjust the sensitivity.
If the ignition is put in OFF while the
wipers are on LO, HI, or AUTO with
Rainsense disabled, they will
immediately stop.
If the windshield wiper lever is then
moved to OFF before the driver
door is opened or within 10 minutes
after the ignition is off, the wipers
will restart and move to the base of
the windshield.
If the ignition is put in OFF while the
wipers are performing wipes due to
windshield washing or Rainsense,
the wipers continue to run until they
reach the base of the windshield.
Move the windshield wiper lever
out of the AUTO position to
deactivate Rainsense.
Wiper Arm Assembly Protection
When using an automatic car wash,
move the windshield wiper lever to
OFF. This disables the automatic
Rainsense windshield wipers.
With Rainsense, if the transmission
is in N (Neutral) and the vehicle
speed is very slow, the wipers will
automatically stop at the base of the
windshield.
The wiper operations return to
normal when the transmission is no
longer in N (Neutral) or the vehicle
speed has increased.
f : Pull the windshield wiper
.
Turn the band up for more
sensitivity to moisture.
.
Turn the band down for less
sensitivity to moisture.
lever toward you to spray windshield
washer fluid and activate the wipers.
The wipers will continue until the
lever is released or the maximum
wash time is reached. When the
windshield wiper lever is released,
additional wipes may occur
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depending on how long the
windshield washer had been
activated. See Washer Fluid 0 284
for information on filling the
windshield washer fluid reservoir.
{ Warning
In freezing weather, do not use
the washer until the windshield is
warmed. Otherwise the washer
fluid can form ice on the
windshield, blocking your vision.
Compass
The vehicle may have a compass
display on the Driver Information
Center (DIC). The compass receives
its heading and other information
from the Global Positioning
System (GPS) antenna,
StabiliTrak®, and vehicle speed
information.
The compass system is designed to
operate for a certain number of
miles or degrees of turn before
needing a signal from the GPS
satellites. When the compass
display shows CAL, drive the
vehicle for a short distance in an
open area where it can receive a
GPS signal. The compass system
will automatically determine when a
GPS signal is restored and provide
a heading again. See Compass
Messages 0 149 for the messages
that may be displayed for the
compass.
Clock
The infotainment system controls
are used to access the time and
date settings through the menu
system. See “Home Page” in the
infotainment manual for information
about how to use the menu system.
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Setting the Clock
Time
To set the time:
1. From the Home Page, touch
the SETTINGS screen button,
then touch Time and Date.
2. Touch Set Time, then touch +
or − to increase or decrease
hours or minutes, and change
AM or PM.
3. Touch 12-24 Hr for a 12 or
24 hour clock.
4. Touch 0 to go back to the
previous menu.
Date
To set the date:
1. Touch the SETTINGS screen
button, then touch Time
and Date.
2. Touch Set Date, then touch +
or − to increase or decrease
month, day, or year.
3. Touch 0 to go back to the
previous menu.
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Auto Set
Clock Display
When on, the time and date will
automatically update.
When on, the digital clock will
display on the infotainment screen.
To set auto set:
To set the clock display:
1. Touch the SETTINGS screen
button, then touch Time
and Date.
1. Touch the SETTINGS screen
button, then touch Time
and Date.
2. Touch Set Time or Set Date.
2. Touch Clock Display, then
select Off or On.
3. Touch Auto Set, then select
On-Cell Network or Off-Manual
to manually set the time
and date.
4. Touch 0 to go back to the
previous menu.
If auto set is on, the time displayed
on the clock may not update
immediately when driving into a new
time zone.
3. Touch 0 to go back to the
previous menu.
Power Outlets
Power Outlet 12-Volt Direct
Current
The 12-volt accessory power outlet
can be used to plug in electrical
equipment, such as a cell phone or
MP3 player.
The vehicle has an accessory
power outlet on the rear seat trim
panel.
1. Power Outlet 110V/120V
Alternating Current
2. Power Outlet 12-Volt Direct
Current
Lift the cover to access the
accessory power outlet.
Certain accessory power plugs may
not be compatible with the
accessory power outlet and could
overload vehicle or adapter fuses.
If a problem is experienced, see
your dealer.
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When adding electrical equipment,
be sure to follow the proper
installation instructions included with
the equipment. See Add-On
Electrical Equipment 0 263.
Caution
Hanging heavy equipment from
the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by the
vehicle warranty. The power
outlets are designed for
accessory power plugs only, such
as cell phone charge cords.
Always unplug electrical equipment
when not in use and do not plug in
equipment that exceeds the
maximum 20 amp rating.
Power Outlet 110V/120V
Alternating Current
Before using, check your device for
compatibility with this voltage rating.
If equipped with this power outlet on
the rear seat trim panel, it can be
used to plug in electrical equipment
that uses a maximum limit of 400
watts.
An indicator light on the outlet turns
on to show it is in use. The light
comes on when the ignition is in
ON/RUN, equipment requiring less
than 400 watts is plugged into the
outlet, and no system fault is
detected.
The indicator light does not come on
when the ignition is in LOCK/OFF or
if the equipment is not fully seated
into the outlet.
If equipment is connected using
more than 400 watts or a system
fault is detected, a protection circuit
shuts off the power supply and the
indicator light turns off. To reset the
circuit, unplug the item and plug it
back in or turn the Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) off and
then back on. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 208. The
power restarts when equipment
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using 400 watts or less is plugged
into the outlet and a system fault is
not detected.
The power outlet is not designed for
the following and may not work
properly if this equipment is
plugged in:
. Equipment with high initial peak
wattage, such as
compressor-driven refrigerators
or electric power tools.
. Other equipment requiring an
extremely stable power supply,
such as
microcomputer-controlled
electric blankets or touch sensor
lamps.
. Medical equipment.
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Wireless Charging
The vehicle may have wireless
charging in the storage under the
armrest. The system wirelessly
charges one PMA or Qi compatible
mobile device.
To check for phone or other device
compatibility:
. In the U.S., see my.cadillac.com/
learn.
. In Canada, see
gmtotalconnect.ca.
. Or, see your dealer for details.
{ Warning
Wireless charging can affect the
operation of an implanted
pacemaker or other medical
devices. If you have one, it is
recommended to consult with
your doctor before using the
wireless charging system.
The vehicle must be in ON/RUN,
ACC/ACCESSORY, or Retained
Accessory Power (RAP). The
wireless charging feature may not
correctly indicate charging when the
vehicle is in RAP. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 208.
The operating temperature is −20 °C
(−4 °F) to 60 °C (140 °F) for the
charging system and 0 °C (32 °F) to
35 °C (95 °F) for the phone.
{ Warning
Remove all metal objects from the
charging pad before charging
your mobile device. Metal objects,
such as coins, keys, rings,
or paper clips, between the phone
and charging pad will become
very hot. On the rare occasion
that the charging system does not
detect a metal object, and the
object gets wedged between the
phone and charger, remove the
phone and allow the metallic
object to cool before removing it
from the charging pad, to prevent
burns.
To charge a mobile device:
1. Remove all objects from the
charging pad. The system may
not charge if there are any
objects on the charging pad.
2. Place the mobile device face
up on the @ symbol on the
charging pad and align it to the
left wall of the charging bin.
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3. The ~ will display on the V
on the infotainment screen.
This indicates that the mobile
device is properly positioned
and charging. If a phone is
placed on the charging pad
and ~ does not display,
remove the phone from the
pad, turn 180 degrees, and
wait three seconds before
placing/aligning the phone on
the pad again.
Warning Lights,
Gauges, and
Indicators
Warning lights and gauges can
signal that something is wrong
before it becomes serious enough
to cause an expensive repair or
replacement. Paying attention to the
warning lights and gauges could
prevent injury.
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Some warning lights come on briefly
when the engine is started to
indicate they are working. When
one of the warning lights comes on
and stays on while driving, or when
one of the gauges shows there may
be a problem, check the section that
explains what to do. Waiting to do
repairs can be costly and even
dangerous.
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Instrument Cluster (Base Level)
English Standard Theme Shown, Metric Similar
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Cluster Menu
Audio
Navigation
There is an interactive display area
in the center of the instrument
cluster.
Press SEL to select the Audio app,
then press T to enter the Audio
menu. In the Audio menu browse for
music, select from the favorites,
or change the audio source. Use y
or z to change the station or go to
the next or previous track.
Press SEL to select the Navigation
app, then press T to enter the
Navigation menu. If there is no
active route, you can resume the
last route and turn the voice
prompts on/off. If there is an active
route, press SEL to cancel or
resume route guidance or turn the
voice prompts on or off.
Use the right steering wheel control
to open and scroll through the
different items and displays.
Press S to access the cluster
applications. Use y or z to scroll
through the list of available
applications. Not all applications will
be available on all vehicles.
. Info App. This is where the
selected Driver Information
Center (DIC) displays can be
viewed. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 142.
. Audio
.
Phone
.
Navigation
.
Settings
Phone
Press SEL to select the Phone app,
then press T to enter the Phone
menu. In the Phone menu, if there is
no active phone call, view recent
calls, or scroll through contacts.
If there is an active call, mute the
phone or switch to handset
operation.
Settings
Press SEL to select the Settings
app, then press T to enter the
Settings menu. Use y or z to
scroll through items in the
Settings menu.
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Units : Press T while Units is
displayed to enter the Units menu.
Choose English, Imperial, or metric
units by pressing SEL while the
desired item is highlighted.
A checkmark will be displayed next
to the selected item.
Display Themes : There are three
instrument cluster display
configurations to choose from:
Standard, Technology, and Media.
Info Pages : Press T while Info
Pages is displayed to enter the Info
Pages menu and select the items to
be displayed in the Info app. See
Driver Information Center
(DIC) 0 142.
Speed Warning : The Speed
Warning display allows the driver to
set a speed that they do not want to
exceed. To set the Speed Warning,
press T when Speed Warning is
displayed. Press y or z to adjust
the value. Press SEL to set the
speed. Once the speed is set, this
feature can be turned off by
pressing SEL while viewing this
page. If the selected speed limit is
exceeded, a pop-up warning is
displayed with a chime.
Software Information : Displays
open source software information.
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Instrument Cluster (Uplevel)
English Uplevel Balanced Cluster Shown, Metric Similar
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Reconfigurable Instrument
Cluster
Use the five-way control on the right
side of the steering wheel to move
between the different display zones
and scroll through the different
displays.
The cluster display layout can be
changed.
To change the cluster configuration:
Enhanced Configuration
The Enhanced configuration has
three interactive display zones.
1. Find the Options page in one of
the interactive display zones on
the cluster.
2. Press SEL to enter the
Options menu.
3. Scroll down to highlight Display
Layout. Then press SEL to
select it.
Balanced Configuration
The Balanced configuration has
three interactive display zones: one
in the center of each of the gauges.
Performance Configuration (If
Equipped)
The Performance configuration has
two interactive display zones.
4. Each layout in the menu is
represented by a small preview
image of the display layout.
Scroll up or down and highlight
the selection. Press SEL to
select the desired cluster
configuration.
5. Exit the Display Layout menu
by pressing S.
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Cluster Application Displays
Cluster Options Menu
The cluster can display information
regarding Navigation, Audio, and
Phone.
To enter the cluster Options menu:
Navigation
If there is no active route, a
compass will be displayed. If there
is an active route, press SEL to end
route guidance or turn the voice
prompts on or off.
Audio
While the Audio application page is
displayed, press SEL to enter the
Audio menu. In the Audio menu,
search for music, select from
favorites, or change the audio
source
Phone
While the Phone application page is
displayed, press SEL to enter the
Phone menu. In the Phone menu,
if there is no active phone call, view
recent calls, select from favorites,
or scroll through contacts. If there is
an active call, mute the phone or
switch to handset operation.
1. Use the five-way control on the
right side of the steering wheel
to find the Options page in one
of the interactive display zones
on the cluster.
2. Press SEL on the center of the
five-way control to enter the
Options menu.
Units : Press SEL while Units is
highlighted to enter the Units menu.
Choose U.S. or metric units by
pressing SEL while the desired item
is highlighted. A checkmark will be
displayed next to the selected item.
Info Pages : Press SEL while Info
Pages is highlighted to select the
items to be displayed in the DIC info
displays. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 142.
Fav Button Options : Press SEL
while Fav Button Options is
highlighted to select between FAV
Primary and SEEK Primary. This
selection allows for configuration of
the C and B steering wheel
controls. When FAV Primary is
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selected, pressing C and B will go
to the next or previous favorite and
pressing and holding C and B will
seek. When SEEK Primary is
selected, pressing C and B will
seek and pressing and holding C
and B will go to the next or
previous favorite.
Display Layout : Press SEL while
Display Layout is highlighted to
change the configuration of the
cluster. See “Reconfigurable
Instrument Cluster” earlier in this
section.
Open Source Software : Press
SEL while Open Source Software is
highlighted to display open source
software information.
Speedometer
The speedometer shows the
vehicle's speed in either kilometers
per hour (km/h) or miles per
hour (mph).
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Odometer
Trip Odometer
When the engine is on, the
tachometer will indicate the engine’s
revolutions per minute (rpm). The
tachometer may vary by several
hundred rpm’s, during Auto Stop
mode, when the engine is shutting
off and restarting.
The trip odometer shows how far
the vehicle has been driven since
the trip odometer was last reset.
A slight bump may be felt when the
transmission is determining the
most fuel efficient operating range.
The odometer shows how far the
vehicle has been driven, in either
kilometers or miles.
The trip odometer is accessed and
reset through the Driver Information
Center (DIC). See Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 142.
Tachometer
The tachometer displays the engine
speed in revolutions per
minute (rpm).
On the base cluster, if the vehicle
has the Stop/Start system, when the
ignition is in ON/RUN, the
tachometer indicates the vehicle
status. When pointing to AUTO
STOP, the engine is off but the
vehicle is on and can move. The
engine could auto start at any time.
When the indicator points to OFF,
the vehicle is off.
Fuel Gauge
Caution
If the engine is operated with the
rpm’s in the warning area at the
high end of the tachometer, the
vehicle could be damaged, and
the damage would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. Do not
operate the engine with the rpm’s
in the warning area.
Base Level Standard Theme
Uplevel Balanced Configuration
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When the ignition is on, the fuel
gauge indicates about how much
fuel is left in the tank.
There is an arrow near the fuel
gauge pointing to the side of the
vehicle the fuel door is on.
When the indicator nears empty, the
low fuel light comes on. There still is
a little fuel left, but the vehicle
should be refueled soon.
Here are four things that some
owners ask about. None of these
show a problem with the fuel gauge:
. At the service station, the fuel
pump shuts off before the gauge
reads full.
. It takes a little more or less fuel
to fill up than the gauge
indicated. For example, the
gauge may have indicated the
tank was half full, but it actually
took a little more or less than
half the tank's capacity to fill
the tank.
. The gauge moves a little while
turning a corner or speeding up.
.
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The gauge takes a few seconds
to stabilize after the ignition is
turned on, and goes back to
empty when the ignition is
turned off.
Boost Gauge
(Performance
Configuration Only)
English
This gauge indicates boost under
heavier throttle.
It displays the air pressure level in
the intake manifold before it enters
the engine's combustion chamber.
Metric
The gauge is automatically centered
at zero every time the engine is
started. Actual boost is displayed
from this zero point. Changes in
ambient pressure, such as driving in
mountains and changing weather,
will slightly change the zero reading.
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Engine Oil Pressure
Gauge (Base Level
Cluster Only)
A reading outside the normal
operating range can be caused by a
dangerously low oil level or some
other problem causing low oil
pressure. Check the vehicle's
oil as soon as possible. An oil
pressure message may display. See
Engine Oil Messages 0 151 and
Engine Oil 0 273.
Caution
English, Standard Theme
Metric, Standard Theme
The engine oil pressure gauge
shows the engine oil pressure
in kPa (kilopascals) or psi (pounds
per square inch) when the engine is
running.
Oil pressure can vary with engine
speed, outside temperature, and oil
viscosity.
Lack of proper engine oil
maintenance can damage the
engine. Driving with the engine oil
low can also damage the engine.
The repairs would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. Check
the oil level as soon as possible.
Add oil if required, but if the oil
level is within the operating range
and the oil pressure is still low,
have the vehicle serviced. Always
follow the maintenance schedule
for changing engine oil.
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Engine Oil Temperature
Gauge (Performance
Configuration Only)
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Engine Coolant
Temperature Gauge
English
This gauge shows the engine oil
temperature.
Metric
If the gauge pointer moves into the
high end, it means that the engine
oil has overheated. If the vehicle
has been operated under normal
driving conditions, pull off the road,
stop the vehicle, and turn off the
engine as soon as possible.
See Engine Oil 0 273.
Base Level Metric Standard
Theme
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Voltmeter Gauge (Base
Level Cluster Only)
Base Level English Standard
Theme
Uplevel English Balanced
Configuration
This gauge measures the
temperature of the vehicle's engine
coolant.
While driving under normal
operating conditions, if the needle
moves into the red area, the engine
is too hot. Pull off the road, stop the
vehicle, and turn off the engine as
soon as possible.
Uplevel Metric Balanced
Configuration
Standard Theme
When the ignition is on, this gauge
indicates the battery voltage.
When the engine is running, this
gauge shows the condition of the
charging system. The gauge can
transition from a higher to lower or a
lower to higher reading. This is
normal. If the vehicle is operating
outside the normal operating range,
the charging system light comes on.
See Charging System Light 0 133.
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Readings outside the normal
operating range can also occur
when a large number of electrical
accessories are operating in the
vehicle and the engine is left idling
for an extended period. This
condition is normal since the
charging system is not able to
provide full power at engine idle. As
engine speeds are increased, this
condition should correct itself as
higher engine speeds allow the
charging system to create maximum
power.
Safety Belt Reminders
The vehicle can only be driven for a
short time with the readings outside
the normal operating range. If the
vehicle must be driven, turn off all
accessories, such as the radio and
air conditioner, and unplug all
chargers and accessories.
When the vehicle is started, this
light flashes and a chime may come
on to remind the driver to fasten
their safety belt. Then the light stays
on solid until the belt is buckled.
This cycle may continue several
times if the driver remains or
becomes unbuckled while the
vehicle is moving.
Readings outside the normal
operating range indicate a possible
problem in the electrical system.
Have the vehicle serviced as soon
as possible.
Driver Safety Belt Reminder
Light
There is a driver safety belt
reminder light on the instrument
cluster.
If the driver safety belt is buckled,
neither the light nor the chime
comes on.
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Passenger Safety Belt
Reminder Light
There is a passenger safety belt
reminder light near the passenger
airbag status indicator. See
Passenger Sensing System 0 83.
When the vehicle is started, this
light flashes and a chime may come
on to remind passengers to fasten
their safety belt. Then the light stays
on solid until the belt is buckled.
This cycle continues several times if
the passenger remains or becomes
unbuckled while the vehicle is
moving.
If the passenger safety belt is
buckled, neither the chime nor the
light comes on.
The front passenger safety belt
reminder light and chime may turn
on if an object is put on the seat
such as a briefcase, handbag,
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grocery bag, laptop, or other
electronic device. To turn off the
reminder light and/or chime, remove
the object from the seat or buckle
the safety belt.
Airbag Readiness Light
This light shows if there is an
electrical problem with the airbag
system. The system check includes
the airbag sensor(s), the passenger
sensing system, the pretensioners,
the airbag modules, the wiring, and
the crash sensing and diagnostic
module. For more information on the
airbag system, see Airbag
System 0 77.
{ Warning
If the airbag readiness light stays
on after the vehicle is started or
comes on while driving, it means
the airbag system might not be
working properly. The airbags in
the vehicle might not inflate in a
crash, or they could even inflate
without a crash. To help avoid
injury, have the vehicle serviced
right away.
If there is a problem with the airbag
system, a Driver Information Center
(DIC) message may also come on.
See Airbag System
Messages 0 156.
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator
The airbag readiness light comes on
for several seconds when the
vehicle is started. If the light does
not come on then, have it fixed
immediately.
The vehicle has a passenger
sensing system. See Passenger
Sensing System 0 83. The
overhead console has a passenger
airbag status indicator.
United States
Canada
When the vehicle is started, the
passenger airbag status indicator
will light ON and OFF, or the symbol
for on and off, for several seconds
as a system check. Then, after
several more seconds, the status
indicator will light either ON or OFF,
or either the on or off symbol, to let
you know the status of the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag.
If the word ON or the on symbol is
lit on the passenger airbag status
indicator, it means that the front
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outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag are allowed to
inflate.
If the word OFF or the off symbol is
lit on the airbag status indicator, it
means that the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag.
If, after several seconds, both status
indicator lights remain on, or if there
are no lights at all, there may be a
problem with the lights or the
passenger sensing system. See
your dealer for service.
{ Warning
If the airbag readiness light ever
comes on and stays on, it means
that something may be wrong
with the airbag system. To help
avoid injury to yourself or others,
have the vehicle serviced right
away. See Airbag Readiness
Light 0 132 for more information,
including important safety
information.
Charging System Light
On some vehicles the charging
system light comes on briefly when
the ignition is turned on, but the
engine is not running, as a check to
show the light is working. It should
go out when the engine is started.
For vehicles with a reconfigurable
cluster, this light may not come on
when the ignition is turned on.
If the light stays on, or comes on
while driving, there may be a
problem with the electrical charging
system. Have it checked by your
dealer. Driving while this light is on
could drain the battery.
When this light comes on, or is
flashing, the Driver Information
Center (DIC) also displays a
message.
See Battery Voltage and Charging
Messages 0 148.
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If a short distance must be driven
with the light on, be sure to turn off
all accessories, such as the radio
and air conditioner.
Malfunction Indicator
Lamp (Check Engine
Light)
This light is part of the vehicle’s
emission control on-board
diagnostic system. If this light is on
while the engine is running, a
malfunction has been detected and
the vehicle may require service. The
light should come on to show that it
is working when the ignition is in
Service Only Mode. See Ignition
Positions 0 205.
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Malfunctions are often indicated by
the system before any problem is
noticeable. Being aware of the light
and seeking service promptly when
it comes on may prevent damage.
Caution
If the vehicle is driven continually
with this light on, the emission
control system may not work as
well, the fuel economy may be
lower, and the vehicle may not
run smoothly. This could lead to
costly repairs that might not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Caution
Modifications to the engine,
transmission, exhaust, intake,
or fuel system, or the use of
replacement tires that do not
meet the original tire
specifications, can cause this light
to come on. This could lead to
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Caution (Continued)
costly repairs not covered by the
vehicle warranty. This could also
affect the vehicle’s ability to pass
an Emissions Inspection/
Maintenance test. See
Accessories and
Modifications 0 266.
If the light is flashing : A
malfunction has been detected that
could damage the emission control
system and increase vehicle
emissions. Diagnosis and service
may be required.
To help prevent damage, reduce
vehicle speed and avoid hard
accelerations and uphill grades.
If towing a trailer, reduce the
amount of cargo being hauled as
soon as possible.
If the light continues to flash, find a
safe place to park. Turn the vehicle
off and wait at least 10 seconds
before restarting the engine. If the
light is still flashing, follow the
previous guidelines and see your
dealer for service as soon as
possible.
If the light is on steady : A
malfunction has been detected.
Diagnosis and service may be
required.
Check the following:
. If fuel has been added to the
vehicle using the capless funnel
adapter, make sure that it has
been removed. See “Filling the
Tank with a Portable Gas Can”
under Filling the Tank 0 256.
The diagnostic system can
detect if the adapter has been
left installed in the vehicle,
allowing fuel to evaporate into
the atmosphere. A few driving
trips with the adapter removed
may turn off the light.
. Poor fuel quality can cause
inefficient engine operation and
poor driveability, which may go
away once the engine is warmed
up. If this occurs, change the
fuel brand. It may require at
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least one full tank of the proper
fuel to turn the light off. See
Fuel 0 254.
If the light remains on, see your
dealer.
Emissions Inspection and
Maintenance Programs
If the vehicle requires an Emissions
Inspection/Maintenance test, the
test equipment will likely connect to
the vehicle's Data Link
Connector (DLC).
The DLC is under the instrument
panel to the left of the steering
wheel. Connecting devices that are
not used to perform an Emissions
Inspection/Maintenance test or to
service the vehicle may affect
vehicle operation. See Add-On
Electrical Equipment 0 263. See
your dealer if assistance is needed.
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The vehicle may not pass
inspection if:
. The light is on when the engine
is running.
. The light does not come on
when the ignition is in Service
Only Mode.
. Critical emission control systems
have not been completely
diagnosed. If this happens, the
vehicle would not be ready for
inspection and might require
several days of routine driving
before the system is ready for
inspection. This can happen if
the 12-volt battery has recently
been replaced or run down, or if
the vehicle has been recently
serviced.
circuit can still work to stop the
vehicle. For normal braking
performance, both circuits need to
be working.
See your dealer if the vehicle will
not pass or cannot be made ready
for the test.
If the light comes on and stays on,
there is a brake problem.
Brake System Warning
Light
The vehicle brake system consists
of two hydraulic circuits. If one
circuit is not working, the remaining
If the warning light comes on, there
is a brake problem. Have the brake
system inspected right away.
Metric
English
This light should come on briefly
when the engine is started. If it does
not come on then, have it fixed so it
will be ready to warn you if there is
a problem.
{ Warning
The brake system might not be
working properly if the brake
system warning light is on.
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Driving with the brake system
warning light on can lead to a
crash. If the light is still on after
the vehicle has been pulled off
the road and carefully stopped,
have the vehicle towed for
service.
display in the Driver Information
Center (DIC). See Brake System
Messages 0 149.
If the light does not come on,
or remains flashing, see your dealer.
Service Electric Parking
Brake Light
Electric Parking Brake
Light
Metric
English
This light comes on when the
parking brake is applied. If the light
continues flashing after the parking
brake is released, or while driving,
there is a problem with the Electric
Parking Brake system or another
system. A message may also
in the Driver Information Center
(DIC), see Brake System
Messages 0 149.
Antilock Brake System
(ABS) Warning Light
This light comes on briefly when the
engine is started.
On some vehicles the service
electric parking brake light should
come on briefly when the vehicle is
in ON/RUN. If it does not come on,
have it fixed so it will be ready to
warn if there is a problem. For
vehicles with the reconfigurable
cluster, this light may not come on
when the vehicle is in ON/RUN.
If this light stays on, the vehicle
should be taken to a dealer as soon
as possible. See Electric Parking
Brake 0 217. If a message displays
If the light does not come on, have it
fixed so it will be ready to warn if
there is a problem.
If the light comes on while driving,
stop as soon as it is safely possible
and turn off the vehicle. Then start
the engine again to reset the
system. If the ABS light stays on,
or comes on again while driving, the
vehicle needs service. A chime may
also sound when the light comes on
steady.
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If the ABS light is the only light on,
the vehicle has regular brakes, but
the antilock brakes are not
functioning.
If both the ABS and the brake
system warning light are on, the
vehicle's antilock brakes are not
functioning and there is a problem
with the regular brakes. See your
dealer for service.
See Brake System Warning Light
0 135 and Brake System
Messages 0 149.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Light
For vehicles with the uplevel cluster,
this light may not come on when
starting the vehicle.
This light is green if LKA is available
to assist.
LKA may assist by gently turning
the steering wheel if the vehicle
approaches a detected lane marking
without using the turn signal in that
direction. The LKA light will turn
amber.
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If equipped, this indicator will
display green when a vehicle is
detected ahead and amber when
you are following a vehicle ahead
much too closely.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 240.
Pedestrian Ahead
Indicator
This light is amber and flashes as a
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
alert, to indicate that the lane
marking has been crossed.
See Lane Keep Assist (LKA) 0 251.
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
If equipped, this indicator will
display amber when a nearby
pedestrian is detected directly in
front of the vehicle.
See Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB)
System 0 244.
For some vehicles, this light comes
on briefly while starting the vehicle.
If it does not come on, have the
vehicle serviced.
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Traction Off Light
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 220.
Traction Control System
(TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
This light comes on briefly while
starting the engine. If it does not,
have the vehicle serviced by your
dealer. If the system is working
normally, the indicator light then
turns off. For vehicles with a
reconfigurable cluster, this light is in
the display area and it may not
come on when the ignition is
turned on.
The traction off light comes on when
the Traction Control System (TCS)
has been turned off by pressing and
releasing the TCS/StabiliTrak
button.
This light and the StabiliTrak OFF
light come on when StabiliTrak is
turned off.
If the TCS is off, wheel spin is not
limited. Adjust driving accordingly.
This light comes on briefly while
starting the engine. If it does not,
have the vehicle serviced by your
dealer.
This light comes on when the
StabiliTrak system is turned off.
If StabiliTrak is off, the Traction
Control System (TCS) is also off.
If StabiliTrak and TCS are off, the
system does not assist in controlling
the vehicle. Turn on the TCS and
the StabiliTrak systems, and the
warning light turns off.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 220.
This light comes on briefly when the
engine is started.
If the light does not come on, have
the vehicle serviced by your dealer.
If the system is working normally,
the indicator light turns off.
If the light is on and not flashing, the
TCS and potentially the StabiliTrak
system have been disabled.
A Driver Information Center (DIC)
message may display. Check the
DIC messages to determine which
feature(s) is no longer functioning
and whether the vehicle requires
service. See Ride Control System
Messages 0 155.
If the light is on and flashing, the
TCS and/or the StabiliTrak system
is actively working.
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See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 220.
Engine Coolant
Temperature Warning
Light
On some vehicles this light comes
on briefly while starting the vehicle.
If it does not, have the vehicle
serviced by the dealer. If the system
is working normally the indicator
light goes off. For vehicles with the
reconfigurable cluster, this light may
not come on when starting the
vehicle.
Caution
The engine coolant temperature
warning light indicates that the
vehicle has overheated. Driving
with this light on can damage the
engine and it may not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. See
Engine Overheating 0 283.
The engine coolant temperature
warning light comes on when the
engine has overheated.
If this happens pull over and turn off
the engine as soon as possible. See
Engine Overheating 0 283.
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For vehicles with the Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS), this light
comes on briefly when the engine is
started. It provides information
about tire pressures and the TPMS.
When the Light Is On Steady
This indicates that one or more of
the tires are significantly
underinflated.
A Driver Information Center (DIC)
tire pressure message may also
display. See Tire Messages 0 157.
Stop as soon as possible, and
inflate the tires to the pressure value
shown on the Tire and Loading
Information label. See Tire
Pressure 0 308.
When the Light Flashes First and
Then Is On Steady
If the light flashes for about a minute
and then stays on, there may be a
problem with the TPMS. If the
problem is not corrected, the light
will come on at every ignition cycle.
See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 311.
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Engine Oil Pressure Light
Caution
Lack of proper engine oil
maintenance can damage the
engine. Driving with the engine oil
low can also damage the engine.
The repairs would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. Check
the oil level as soon as possible.
Add oil if required, but if the oil
level is within the operating range
and the oil pressure is still low,
have the vehicle serviced. Always
follow the maintenance schedule
for changing engine oil.
This light should come on briefly as
the engine is started. If it does not
come on, have the vehicle serviced
by your dealer.
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 might have
some other system problem. See
your dealer.
Auto Stop Mode (Uplevel
Cluster)
Low Fuel Warning Light
This light comes on when the
engine is in an Auto Stop.
See Starting the Engine 0 206.
Security Light
This light is near the fuel gauge and
comes on briefly when the ignition is
turned on as a check to show it is
working. For vehicles with a
reconfigurable cluster, this light is in
the display area and may not come
on when the ignition is turned on.
It also comes on when the fuel tank
is low on fuel. The light turns off
when fuel is added. If it does not,
have the vehicle serviced.
On some vehicles the immobilizer
light should come on briefly as the
engine is started. If it does not come
on, have the vehicle serviced by
your dealer. If the system is working
normally, the indicator light turns off.
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For vehicles with the reconfigurable
cluster, this light may not come on
when the engine is started.
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IntelliBeam® Light
Cruise Control Light
This light comes on when the
IntelliBeam system, if equipped, is
enabled.
The cruise control light is white
when the cruise control is on and
ready, and turns green when the
cruise control is set and active.
If the light stays on and the engine
does not start, there could be a
problem with the theft-deterrent
system. See Immobilizer
Operation 0 47.
High-Beam On Light
See Exterior Lamp Controls 0 171.
Lamps On Reminder
See Cruise Control 0 223.
Adaptive Cruise Control Light
This light comes on when the
high-beam headlamps are in use.
See Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer 0 173.
This light comes on when the
exterior lamps are in use. See
Exterior Lamp Controls 0 171.
This light is white when the Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC, if equipped) is
on and ready, and turns green when
the ACC is set and active. See
Adaptive Cruise Control 0 225.
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Door Ajar Light
Information Displays
Driver Information
Center (DIC)
The DIC is displayed in the
instrument cluster. It shows the
status of many vehicle systems.
SEL : Press to open a menu or
select a menu item. Press and hold
to reset values on certain screens.
DIC Information Display
Options
The info displays on the DIC can be
turned on or off through the
Settings menu.
1. Press SEL while viewing the
Settings page in one of the
interactive display zones on the
cluster.
2. Scroll to Info Pages and
press SEL.
For vehicles equipped with this light,
it comes on when a door is open or
not securely latched. Before driving,
check that all doors are properly
closed. See Door Ajar Messages
0 150 for more information.
3. Press y or z to move
through the list of possible info
displays.
y or z : Move SEL up or down to
go to the previous or next selection.
S or T : Press to move between
the interactive display zones in the
cluster. Press S to go back to the
previous menu.
4. Press SEL while an item is
highlighted to select or
deselect that item. When an
item is selected, a checkmark
will appear next to it.
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DIC Information Displays
The following is the list of all
possible DIC information displays.
Some of the information displays
may not be available for your
particular vehicle.
Speed (Base Cluster) : Shows the
vehicle speed in either kilometers
per hour (km/h) or miles per
hour (mph).
Trip 1 or Trip 2 (Base Cluster) /
Trip 1 or Trip 2 and Average Fuel
Economy (Uplevel Cluster) : The
Trip display shows the current
distance traveled, in either
kilometers (km) or miles (mi), since
the trip odometer was last reset.
The trip odometer can be reset by
pressing and holding SEL while this
display is active.
The Average Fuel Economy display
shows the approximate average
liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km)
or miles per gallon (mpg). This
number is calculated based on the
number of L/100 km (mpg) recorded
since the last time this menu item
was reset. This number reflects only
the approximate average fuel
economy that the vehicle has right
now, and will change as driving
conditions change. The Average
Fuel Economy can be reset along
with the trip odometer by pressing
and holding SEL while this display
is active.
Fuel Range : Shows the
approximate distance the vehicle
can be driven without refueling.
LOW will be displayed when the
vehicle is low on fuel. The fuel
range estimate is based on an
average of the vehicle's fuel
economy over recent driving history
and the amount of fuel remaining in
the fuel tank.
Average Fuel Economy (Base
Cluster) : Shows the approximate
average liters per 100 kilometers
(L/100 km) or miles per
gallon (mpg). This number is
calculated based on the number of
L/100 km (mpg) recorded since the
last time this menu item was reset.
This number reflects only the
approximate average fuel economy
that the vehicle has right now, and
will change as driving conditions
change. The Average Fuel
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Economy can be reset by pressing
and holding SEL while this display
is active.
Instantaneous Fuel Economy :
Shows the current fuel economy in
either liters per 100 kilometers
(L/100 km) or miles per
gallon (mpg). This number reflects
only the approximate fuel economy
that the vehicle has right now and
changes frequently as driving
conditions change.
Average Speed : Shows the
average speed of the vehicle in
kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles
per hour (mph). This average is
calculated based on the various
vehicle speeds recorded since the
last reset of this value. The average
speed can be reset by pressing and
holding SEL while this display is
active.
Timer : This display can be used as
a timer. To start the timer, press SEL
while this display is active. The
display will show the amount of time
that has passed since the timer was
last reset. To stop the timer, press
SEL briefly while this display is
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active and the timer is running. To
reset the timer to zero, press and
hold SEL while this display is active.
page. If the selected speed limit is
exceeded, a pop-up warning is
displayed and a chime may sound.
Compass (Uplevel Cluster) :
Shows the direction the vehicle is
driving.
Cruise Set Speed : Shows the
speed the cruise control or Adaptive
Cruise Control is set to.
Driver Efficiency Gauge : Guide to
driving in an efficient manner by
keeping the ball green and in the
center of the gauge. Hard braking or
acceleration cause the ball to travel
away from the center of the gauge.
Driver Assistance (Uplevel
Cluster) : May show information for
Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Lane
Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC), and Forward
Collision Alert (FCA). The display
shows if there is a vehicle detected
ahead, and the current FCA timing
setting. In addition, when ACC is not
engaged, the current follow time to
the vehicle ahead is displayed as a
time value on this page.
Speed Limit : Shows the current
speed limit. The information for this
page comes from a roadway
database.
Speed Warning : Allows the driver
to set a speed that they do not want
to exceed. To set the Speed
Warning, press SEL when Speed
Warning is displayed. Press y or
z to adjust the value. This feature
can be turned off by pressing and
holding SEL while viewing this
Battery Voltage : Shows the
current battery voltage.
Oil Life : Shows an estimate of the
oil's remaining useful life.
If REMAINING OIL LIFE 99% is
displayed, that means 99% of the
current oil life remains.
When the remaining oil life is low,
the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message will appear on the display.
See Engine Oil Messages 0 151.
The oil should be changed as soon
as possible. See Engine Oil 0 273.
In addition to the engine oil life
system monitoring the oil life,
additional maintenance is
recommended. See Maintenance
Schedule 0 346.
The Oil Life display must be reset
after each oil change. It will not
reset itself. Do not reset the Oil Life
display accidentally at any time
other than when the oil has just
been changed. It cannot be reset
accurately until the next oil change.
To reset the engine oil life system,
press and hold SEL for several
seconds while the Oil Life display is
active. See Engine Oil Life
System 0 275.
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Tire Pressure : Shows the
approximate pressures of all four
tires. Tire pressure is displayed in
either kilopascal (kPa) or in pounds
per square inch (psi). If the pressure
is low, the value for that tire is
shown in amber. See Tire Pressure
Monitor System 0 310 and Tire
Pressure Monitor Operation 0 311.
Vehicle Odometer (Base
Cluster) : Shows the odometer.
Blank Page : Allows for no
information to be displayed in the
cluster info display areas.
Head-Up Display (HUD)
{ Warning
If the HUD image is too bright or
too high in your field of view, it
may take you more time to see
things you need to see when it is
dark outside. Be sure to keep the
HUD image dim and placed low in
your field of view.
If equipped with HUD, some
information concerning the
operation of the vehicle is projected
onto the windshield. The image is
projected through the HUD lens on
top of the instrument panel. The
information appears as an image
focused out toward the front of the
vehicle.
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The language selection is changed
through the radio and the units of
measurement is changed through
the instrument cluster. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 159 and “Cluster
Options Menu” under Instrument
Cluster (Uplevel) 0 123 or
Instrument Cluster (Base
Level) 0 120.
Caution
If you try to use the HUD image
as a parking aid, you may
misjudge the distance and
damage your vehicle. Do not use
the HUD image as a parking aid.
The HUD information can be
displayed in various languages in
some vehicles. The speedometer
reading and other numerical values
can be displayed in either English or
metric units.
HUD Display on the Vehicle
Windshield
The HUD may display some of the
following vehicle information and
vehicle messages or alerts:
. Speed
.
Tachometer
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.
Audio
.
Phone
1. Adjust the driver seat.
.
Navigation
2. Start the engine.
.
Collision Alert
.
Cruise Control
3. Use the following settings to
adjust the HUD.
.
Lane Keep Assist
.
Low Fuel
Some vehicle messages or alerts
displayed in the HUD may be
cleared by using the steering wheel
controls. See Vehicle
Messages 0 148.
To adjust the HUD image:
There are four views in the HUD.
Some vehicle information and
vehicle messages or alerts may be
displayed in any view.
$ : Press down or lift up to center
the HUD image. The HUD image
can only be adjusted up and down,
not side to side.
! : Press to select the display
view. Each press will change the
display view.
Metric
D : Lift up and hold to brighten
the display. Press down and hold to
dim the display. Hold down to turn
the display off.
The HUD image will automatically
dim and brighten to compensate for
outside lighting. The HUD
brightness control can also be
adjusted as needed.
The HUD image can temporarily
light up depending on the angle and
position of the sunlight on the HUD
display. This is normal.
The HUD control is to the left of the
steering wheel.
HUD Views
Polarized sunglasses could make
the HUD image harder to see.
English
Speed View : This display gives the
speedometer reading (in English or
metric units), speed limit, Adaptive
Cruise Control speed, Lane
Departure Warning, and Vehicle
Ahead indicator. Some information
only appears on vehicles that have
these features, and when they are
active.
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Metric
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English
English
English
Audio/Phone View : This displays
the speed view along with audio/
phone information. The current radio
station, media type, and incoming
calls will be displayed.
Navigation View : This display
includes the information in the
speed view along with Turn-by-Turn
Navigation information in some
vehicles. The compass heading is
displayed when navigation routing is
not active.
Performance View : This displays
the speedometer reading, rpm
reading, transmission positions, and
gear shift indicator.
All HUD views may briefly display
audio information when the driver
uses the steering wheel controls to
adjust the audio settings appearing
in the instrument cluster.
Incoming phone calls appearing in
the instrument cluster may also
display in any HUD view.
Navigation Turn-by-Turn Alerts
shown in the instrument cluster may
also be displayed in any HUD view.
Care of the HUD
Clean the inside of the windshield to
remove any dirt or film that could
reduce the sharpness or clarity of
the HUD image.
Clean the HUD lens with a soft cloth
sprayed with glass cleaner. Wipe
the lens gently, then dry it.
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HUD Troubleshooting
Vehicle Messages
Check that:
. Nothing is covering the
HUD lens.
. HUD brightness setting is not
too dim or too bright.
. HUD is adjusted to the proper
height.
. Polarized sunglasses are
not worn.
. Windshield and HUD lens are
clean.
Messages displayed on the DIC
indicate the status of the vehicle or
some action that may be needed to
correct a condition. Multiple
messages may display one after the
other.
If the HUD image is not correct,
contact your dealer.
The windshield is part of the HUD
system. If the windshield needs
replacing, see Windshield
Replacement 0 290.
The messages that do not require
immediate action can be
acknowledged and cleared by
pressing SEL. The messages that
require immediate action cannot be
cleared until that action is
performed. All messages should be
taken seriously and clearing the
messages does not correct the
problem.
The following are some of the
vehicle messages that may be
displayed depending on the vehicle
content.
Battery Voltage and
Charging Messages
BATTERY SAVER ACTIVE
This message displays when the
vehicle has detected that the battery
voltage is dropping beyond a
reasonable point. The battery saver
system starts reducing features of
the vehicle that may be noticed. At
the point that features are disabled,
this message displays. Turn off
unnecessary accessories to allow
the battery to recharge.
LOW BATTERY
This message is displayed when the
battery voltage is low. See Battery North America 0 287.
SERVICE BATTERY
CHARGING SYSTEM
This message is displayed when
there is a fault in the battery
charging system. Take the vehicle to
your dealer for service.
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TRANSPORT MODE ON
This message is displayed when the
vehicle is in transport mode. Some
features can be disabled while in
this mode, including Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE), remote start,
and the vehicle alarm system. Take
the vehicle to your dealer for service
to turn transport mode off.
Brake System Messages
BRAKE FLUID LOW
This message is displayed when the
brake fluid level is low. See Brake
Fluid 0 286.
BRAKES OVERHEATED
This message is displayed when the
brakes are becoming overheated.
This may be seen when driving on
hills. Shift to a lower gear.
STEP ON BRAKE TO
RELEASE PARK BRAKE
This message is displayed if you
attempt to release the Electric
Parking Brake without the brake
pedal applied. See Electric Parking
Brake 0 217.
RELEASE PARKING BRAKE
This message is displayed if the
Electric Parking Brake is on while
the vehicle is in motion. See Electric
Parking Brake 0 217.
SERVICE BRAKE ASSIST
This message may be displayed
when there is a problem with the
brake boost assist system. The
brake boost assist motor may be
heard and brake pedal pulsation
may be felt. This is normal under
these conditions. Take the vehicle to
your dealer for service.
SERVICE PARKING BRAKE
This message is displayed when
there is a problem with the parking
brake. Take the vehicle to your
dealer for service.
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Compass Messages
The compass display will be blank if
the vehicle temporarily loses
communication with the Global
Positioning System (GPS).
Cruise Control Messages
ADAPTIVE CRUISE SET
TO XXX
This message displays when the
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
speed is set. See Adaptive Cruise
Control 0 225.
ADAPTIVE CRUISE
TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when
attempting to activate Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC) when it is
temporarily unavailable. The ACC
system does not need service.
This can occur under the following
conditions:
. The radar is not clean. Keep the
radar sensors free of mud, dirt,
snow, ice, and slush. Clean the
entire front and/or rear of the
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vehicle. For cleaning
instructions, see Exterior
Care 0 334.
.
Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with the radar object detection or
camera performance.
CRUISE SET TO XXX
This message displays when the
cruise control speed is set. See
Cruise Control 0 223.
NO CRUISE BRAKING GAS
PEDAL APPLIED
This message displays when
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is
active and the driver is pressing the
gas pedal. When this occurs, ACC
will not brake. See Adaptive Cruise
Control 0 225.
SERVICE ADAPTIVE CRUISE
CONTROL
This message displays when the
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
needs service. Take the vehicle to
your dealer.
SHIFT TO PARK BEFORE
EXITING
This message may display if
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is
engaged holding the vehicle at a
stop, and the driver attempts to exit
the vehicle. Put the vehicle in
P (Park) before exiting.
Door Ajar Messages
DOOR OPEN
A door open symbol will be
displayed on the DIC showing which
door is open. If the vehicle has been
shifted out of P (Park), a DOOR
OPEN message will also be
displayed. The DOOR OPEN
message may also be displayed if
the vehicle starts to move. Close the
door completely.
HOOD OPEN
This message will display along with
a hood open symbol when the hood
is open. A chime may also sound.
Close the hood completely.
TRUNK OPEN
This message will display along with
a symbol when the trunk is open.
Close the trunk completely.
Engine Cooling System
Messages
A/C OFF DUE TO HIGH
ENGINE TEMP
This message displays when the
engine coolant becomes hotter than
the normal operating temperature.
To avoid added strain on a hot
engine, the air conditioning
compressor automatically turns off.
When the coolant temperature
returns to normal, the air
conditioning compressor turns back
on. The vehicle can continue to be
driven.
If this message continues to appear,
have the system repaired by your
dealer as soon as possible to avoid
damage to the engine.
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COOLANT LEVEL LOW ADD
COOLANT
HIGH COOLANT
TEMPERATURE
This message will display if the
coolant is low. See Engine
Coolant 0 280.
This message may display if the
coolant temperature is hot. See
Engine Overheating 0 283.
ENGINE OVERHEATED —
IDLE ENGINE
Engine Oil Messages
This message displays when the
engine coolant temperature is too
hot. Stop and allow the vehicle to
idle until it cools down.
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
ENGINE OVERHEATED —
STOP ENGINE
This message displays and a
continuous chime sounds if the
engine cooling system reaches
unsafe temperatures for operation.
Stop and turn off the vehicle as
soon as it is safe to do so to avoid
severe damage. This message
clears when the engine has cooled
to a safe operating temperature.
This message displays when the
engine oil needs to be changed.
When you change the engine oil, be
sure to reset the oil life system. See
Engine Oil Life System 0 275, Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 142,
Engine Oil 0 273, and Maintenance
Schedule 0 346.
ENGINE OIL HOT, IDLE
ENGINE
This message displays when the
engine oil temperature is too hot.
Stop and allow the vehicle to idle
until it cools down.
ENGINE OIL LOW — ADD OIL
On some vehicles, this message
displays when the engine oil level
may be too low. Check the oil level
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before filling to the recommended
level. If the oil is not low and this
message remains on, take the
vehicle to your dealer for service.
See Engine Oil 0 273.
OIL PRESSURE LOW — TURN
VEHICLE OFF
This message displays if low oil
pressure levels occur. Stop the
vehicle as soon as safely possible
and do not operate it until the cause
of the low oil pressure has been
corrected. Check the oil as soon as
possible and have the vehicle
serviced by your dealer.
Engine Power Messages
ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED
This message displays when the
vehicle's engine power is reduced.
Reduced engine power can affect
the vehicle's ability to accelerate.
If this message is on, but there is no
reduction in performance, proceed
to your destination. The
performance may be reduced the
next time the vehicle is driven. The
vehicle may be driven at a reduced
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speed while this message is on, but
maximum acceleration and speed
may be reduced. Anytime this
message stays on, or displays
repeatedly, the vehicle should be
taken to your dealer for service as
soon as possible.
Fuel System Messages
FUEL LEVEL LOW
This message displays when the
vehicle is low on fuel. Refuel as
soon as possible.
Key and Lock Messages
NO REMOTE KEY WAS
DETECTED PLACE KEY IN
TRANSMITTER POCKET THEN
START YOUR VEHICLE
This message displays when trying
to start the vehicle if an RKE
transmitter is not detected. The
transmitter battery may be weak.
See “Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery” under Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 29.
NO REMOTE DETECTED
This message displays when the
transmitter battery may be weak.
See “Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery” under Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 29.
REPLACE BATTERY IN
REMOTE KEY
This message displays when the
battery in the RKE transmitter needs
to be replaced.
Lamp Messages
NO REMOTE DETECTED
PRESS BRAKE TO RESTART
AUTOMATIC LIGHT CONTROL
ON/OFF
This message displays when
attempting to turn off the vehicle
and the RKE transmitter is no longer
detected. Restarting is allowed
without the RKE transmitter for
five minutes. Press the brake pedal
and ENGINE START/STOP to
restart the vehicle.
This message is displayed when the
automatic light control has been
turned on or off. See Automatic
Headlamp System 0 173.
NUMBER OF KEYS
PROGRAMMED
This message displays when
programming new keys to the
vehicle.
REMOTE LEFT IN VEHICLE
This message displays when
leaving the vehicle with the RKE
transmitter still inside.
XX TURN INDICATOR FAILURE
When one of the turn signals is out,
this message displays to show
which bulb needs to be replaced.
See Bulb Replacement 0 291 and
Replacement Bulbs 0 292.
TURN SIGNAL ON
This message is displayed if the
turn signal has been left on. Turn off
the turn signal.
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Object Detection System
Messages
24 GHz RADARS OFF
This message displays when driving
in certain areas where there may be
radar interference. Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC), Forward Collision
Alert (FCA), and the Front
Automatic Braking (FAB) System
may not work or may not work as
well. The vehicle does not need
service.
AUTOMATIC COLLISION
PREP OFF
This message displays when the
Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System has been turned off. See
Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System 0 242.
AUTOMATIC COLLISION PREP
REDUCED
If the vehicle has Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC), this message
displays when the Front Automatic
Braking (FAB) System has been set
to the Alert setting. This setting
disables FAB functions but if the
vehicle has Adaptive Cruise Control
(ACC), some last-second automatic
braking capability is still provided,
though less likely to occur. See
Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System 0 242.
AUTOMATIC COLLISION PREP
UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when the
Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System has been unavailable for
some time. The FAB System does
not need service. This message can
display under the following
conditions:
. The front of the vehicle or
windshield is not clean. Keep
these areas clean and free of
mud, dirt, snow, ice, and slush.
For cleaning instructions, see
Exterior Care 0 334.
. Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with the object detection
performance.
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This message may also be
displayed if there is a problem with
the StabiliTrak system. See Traction
Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 220.
FORWARD COLLISION
ALERT OFF
This message displays when the
Forward Collision Alert has been
turned off.
FRONT CAMERA BLOCKED
CLEAN WINDSHIELD
This message displays when the
camera is blocked. The Front
Pedestrian Braking (FPB), Forward
Collision Alert (FCA), Front
Automatic Braking (FAB), Lane
Keep Assist (LKA), and Lane
Departure Warning (LDW) features
will not operate. Cleaning the
outside of the windshield behind the
rearview mirror may correct the
issue.
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LANE CHANGE ALERT OFF
This message indicates that the
driver has turned the Side Blind
Zone Alert (SBZA) and Lane
Change Alert (LCA) systems off.
LANE KEEPING ASSIST
UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when the
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and Lane
Departure Warning (LDW) system is
temporarily unavailable. The LKA
system does not need service.
This message could be due to the
camera being blocked. Clean the
outside of the windshield behind the
rearview mirror.
REAR AUTO BRAKE/PARK
ASSIST OFF
This message displays when the
Parking Assist system has been
turned off or when there is a
temporary condition causing the
system to be disabled.
REAR AUTO BRAKE AND
PARK ASSIST UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when
attempting to activate the parking
and backing features of the Driver
Assistance System when they are
temporarily unavailable. The system
does not need service.
This can occur under the following
conditions:
. The radar is not clean. Keep the
radar sensors free of mud, dirt,
snow, ice, and slush. Clean the
entire front and/or rear of the
vehicle. For cleaning
instructions, see Exterior
Care 0 334.
. Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with the radar object detection or
camera performance.
See Driver Assistance
Systems 0 233.
SERVICE AUTOMATIC
COLLISION PREP
If this message displays, take the
vehicle to your dealer to repair the
system. Adaptive Cruise Control
(ACC), Forward Collision Alert
(FCA), and/or the Front Automatic
Braking (FAB) System may not
work. Do not use these systems
until the vehicle has been repaired.
SERVICE DRIVER ASSIST
SYSTEM
If this message displays, take the
vehicle to your dealer to repair the
system.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),
Forward Collision Alert (FCA), Front
Automatic Braking (FAB),
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing, Lane Keep Assist (LKA),
and/or Lane Departure Warning
(LDW) may not work. Do not use
these systems until the vehicle has
been repaired.
SERVICE FRONT CAMERA
If this message remains on after
continued driving, the vehicle needs
service. Take the vehicle to your
dealer. Do not use the Front
Pedestrian Braking (FPB), Forward
Collision Alert (FCA), Front
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Automatic Braking (FAB), Lane
Keep Assist (LKA), and Lane
Departure Warning (LDW) features.
SERVICE NIGHT VISION
SYSTEM
The Night Vision system needs
service. See your dealer.
SERVICE PARK ASSIST
This message displays if there is a
problem with the Parking Assist
system. Do not use this system to
help you park. See your dealer for
service.
SERVICE REAR AUTO BRAKE
AND PARK ASSIST
This message displays if there is a
problem with the parking and
backing features of the Driver
Assistance System. Do not use this
system to help park or back the
vehicle. See your dealer for service.
SERVICE SIDE DETECTION
SYSTEM
If this message remains on after
continued driving, the vehicle needs
service. Take the vehicle to your
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dealer. Side Blind Zone Alert
(SBZA), Lane Change Alert (LCA),
and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
features will not work.
Ride Control System
Messages
SIDE DETECTION SYSTEM
UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when there
is a problem with the AWD system.
This message could be set by a
number of issues, such as:
. A vehicle or an AWD system
electronics problem.
. Various vehicle electrical issues.
This message indicates that Side
Blind Zone Alert (SBZA), Lane
Change Alert (LCA), and Rear
Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) are
disabled either because the sensor
is blocked and cannot detect
vehicles in the blind zone, or the
vehicle is passing through an open
area, such as the desert, where
there is insufficient data for
operation. This message may also
activate during heavy rain or due to
road spray. The vehicle does not
need service. For cleaning, see
"Washing the Vehicle" under
Exterior Care 0 334.
TAKE STEERING
If LKA does not detect active driver
steering, an alert and chime may be
provided. Move the steering wheel
to dismiss. See Lane Keep Assist
(LKA) 0 251.
SERVICE ALL WHEEL DRIVE
.
Worn out or overheated AWD
clutch plates.
.
Loss of fluids.
Some of these issues may require
service of the AWD system.
If this message appears, stop when
it is safe to do so and turn off the
ignition for 30 seconds. Restart the
vehicle and check for the message
on the DIC display. If the message
does not appear, it is not necessary
to take the vehicle to your dealer.
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SERVICE STABILITRAK
Airbag System Messages
Security Messages
This message displays if there is a
problem with the StabiliTrak system.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 220.
SERVICE AIRBAG
THEFT ATTEMPTED
This message displays if there is a
problem with the airbag system. See
your dealer for service.
This message displays if the vehicle
detects a tamper condition.
SERVICE TRACTION
CONTROL
This message displays when there
is a problem with the Traction
Control System (TCS). See Traction
Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 220.
TRACTION CONTROL OFF
This message displays when the
Traction Control System (TCS) has
been turned off. See Traction
Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 220.
TRACTION CONTROL ON
This message displays when the
Traction Control System (TCS) has
been turned on. See Traction
Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 220.
Safety Belt Messages
AUTOMATIC SEATBELT
TIGHTENING UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when the
Automatic Safety Belt Tightening
System, if equipped, becomes
unavailable. This could be caused
by a temporary condition. If the
message continues to display, see
your dealer.
SERVICE AUTOMATIC
SEATBELT TIGHTENING
SYSTEM
If this message displays, take the
vehicle to your dealer to repair the
Automatic Safety Belt Tightening
System, if equipped.
Service Vehicle Messages
SERVICE POWER STEERING
This message displays and a chime
may sound when there may be a
problem with the power steering
system. If this message displays
and a reduction in steering
performance or loss of power
steering assistance is noticed, see
your dealer.
SERVICE VEHICLE SOON
This message is displayed if there is
a problem with the vehicle. Take the
vehicle to your dealer for service.
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Steering System
Messages
ACTION REQUIRED TURN
STEERING WHEEL START
VEHICLE AGAIN
This message displays to indicate
that the steering column lock device
was unable to unlock the column,
and the engine did not start. If this
happens, immediately turn the
steering wheel from side to side.
If that does not unlock the steering
column, turn the ignition off, and
then open the driver door. Then turn
the vehicle back on and turn the
steering wheel from side to side for
about 15 seconds. The steering
column must be turned to each side
immediately after pressing ENGINE
START/STOP to help the steering
column lock device unlock the
column. In some situations it may
take significant force. This situation
may be avoided by straightening the
front wheels before turning off the
engine.
SERVICE ACTIVE STEERING
SYSTEM
This message displays when the
Active Rear Steer system does not
respond correctly to steering inputs.
The rear wheels may remain at an
off-center position and the driver
may need to apply a small steering
wheel correction for the vehicle
going forward. If the problem
persists for the next ignition cycle,
see your dealer for service.
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Starting the Vehicle
Messages
PRESS BRAKE TO START
This message is displayed when
attempting to start the vehicle
without first pressing the brake
pedal.
SERVICE KEYLESS START
SYSTEM
SERVICE STEERING
COLUMN LOCK
This message is displayed if there is
a problem with the pushbutton start
system. Take the vehicle to your
dealer for service.
This message displays when a
problem with the steering column
lock device has been detected. See
your dealer for service.
Tire Messages
STEERING COLUMN LOCKED
This message displays when the
steering column is locked with the
engine running. It is normal for the
steering column to be locked during
a remote start. The steering column
should unlock after the brake pedal
and ENGINE START/STOP are
pressed.
SERVICE TIRE MONITOR
SYSTEM
This message displays if there is a
problem with the Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS). See Tire
Pressure Monitor Operation 0 311.
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TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE
This message displays when the
system is learning new tires. See
Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 311.
TIRE PRESSURE LOW ADD
AIR TO TIRE
This message displays when the
pressure in one or more of the tires
is low.
This message also displays LEFT
FRONT, RIGHT FRONT, LEFT
REAR, or RIGHT REAR to indicate
the location of the low tire.
The low tire pressure warning light
will also come on. See Tire
Pressure Light 0 139.
If a tire pressure message appears
on the DIC, stop as soon as
possible. Inflate the tires by adding
air until the tire pressure is equal to
the values shown on the Tire and
Loading Information label. See Tires
0 300, Vehicle Load Limits 0 200,
and Tire Pressure 0 308.
More than one tire pressure
message can appear at a time. The
DIC also shows the tire pressure
values. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 142.
Transmission Messages
SERVICE TRANSMISSION
This message displays if there is a
problem with the transmission. See
your dealer.
SHIFT DENIED
This message displays when using
Manual Mode and attempting to shift
to a gear not appropriate for the
vehicle speed and engine
revolutions per minute (rpm). See
Manual Mode 0 214.
SHIFT TO PARK
This message displays when the
transmission needs to be shifted to
P (Park). This may appear when
turning the ignition off if the vehicle
is not in P (Park).
TRANSMISSION HOT — IDLE
ENGINE
This message displays and a chime
sounds if the transmission fluid in
the vehicle gets hot. Driving with the
transmission fluid temperature high
can cause damage to the vehicle.
Stop the vehicle and let it idle to
allow the transmission to cool. This
message clears when the fluid
temperature reaches a safe level.
Vehicle Reminder
Messages
ICE POSSIBLE DRIVE
WITH CARE
This message displays when ice
conditions are possible.
Vehicle Speed Messages
SPEED LIMIT EXCEEDED
This message is displayed when the
vehicle speed is greater than the set
speed. See "Speed Warning" under
Driver Information Center
(DIC) 0 142.
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Washer Fluid Messages
WASHER FLUID LOW ADD
FLUID
This message may display when the
washer fluid level is low. Fill the
windshield washer reservoir as soon
as possible. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 268 for
the location of the windshield
washer reservoir. Also, see Washer
Fluid 0 284.
Window Messages
OPEN, THEN CLOSE DRIVER/
PASSENGER WINDOW
This message is displayed when the
window needs to be reprogrammed.
If the vehicle's battery has been
discharged or disconnected, you will
need to program each front window
for the express-up feature to work.
See Power Windows 0 52.
Vehicle
Personalization
Use the audio system controls to
access the personalization menus
for customizing vehicle features.
The following are all possible
personalization features. Depending
on the vehicle, some may not be
available.
Infotainment System Audio
System Controls
To access the
personalization menu:
Personalization Menus
The following list of menu items may
be available:
. Time and Date
.
Language (Language)
.
Valet Mode
.
Radio
.
Vehicle
.
Bluetooth
.
Apple CarPlay
.
Android Auto
.
Voice
1. Touch SETTINGS on the Home
Page of the infotainment
system display.
.
Display
.
Rear Camera
2. Touch the desired feature to
display a list of available
options.
.
Return to Factory Settings
.
Software Information
.
TouchPad
3. Touch to select the desired
feature setting.
4. Touch 0 Back to exit or
move backward in a menu.
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Each menu is detailed in the
following information.
Time and Date
Manually set the time and date. See
Clock 0 115.
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Language (Language)
.
Number of Favorites Shown
Select Language, then select from
the available language(s).
.
Audible Touch Feedback
.
Bose Audio Pilot
The selected language will display
on the system, and voice
recognition will reflect the selected
language.
.
Maximum Start Up Volume
Valet Mode (If Equipped)
This will lock the infotainment
system and steering wheel controls.
It may also limit access to vehicle
storage locations (if equipped).
To enable valet mode:
1. Enter a four-digit code on the
keypad.
2. Select Enter to go to the
confirmation screen.
3. Re-enter the four-digit code.
Touch LOCK or UNLOCK to lock or
unlock the system. Touch Back to
go back to the previous menu.
Manage Favorites
This allows favorites to be edited.
See “Manage Favorites” in
“Settings” under “Radio” in the
infotainment manual.
Number of Favorites Shown
Touch to set the number of favorites
to display.
Select the desired number or select
Auto and the infotainment system
will automatically adjust the number
of favorites shown.
Audible Touch Feedback
This allows Audible Touch
Feedback to be turned on or off.
Select Off or On.
Radio
Bose Audio Pilot
Select and the following may
display:
. Manage Favorites
This feature adjusts the volume
based on the noise in the vehicle.
See “Bose AudioPilot Noise
Compensation Technology” under
“Infotainment System Settings” in
the infotainment manual.
Select Off or On.
Maximum Start Up Volume
This feature sets the maximum
startup volume. If the vehicle is
started and the volume is greater
than this level, the volume is
adjusted to this level.
To set the maximum startup volume,
touch + or − to increase or
decrease.
Vehicle
Select and the following may
display:
. Climate and Air Quality
.
Collision/Detection Systems
.
Comfort and Convenience
.
Lighting
.
Power Door Locks
.
Remote Lock, Unlock, Start
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Climate and Air Quality
Auto Heated Seats
Ionizer
Select and the following may
display:
. Auto Fan Speed
If equipped and on, this feature
purifies the air in the interior of the
vehicle. See Automatic Climate
Control System (Quad Zone) 0 180
or Automatic Climate Control
System (Dual Zone) 0 187.
.
Air Quality Sensor
When enabled, this feature will
automatically activate heated seats
at the level required by the interior
temperature. See Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 65.
.
Auto Heated Seats
Select Off or On.
.
Auto Defog
Auto Defog
.
Auto Rear Defog
.
Ionizer
When set to On, the front defog will
automatically react to temperature
and humidity conditions that may
cause fogging.
Auto Fan Speed
This feature will set the auto fan
speed.
Select Low, Medium, or High.
Air Quality Sensor
This allows for selection of air
quality sensor operation at high or
low sensitivity.
Select Off, Low Sensitivity, or High
Sensitivity.
Select Off or On.
Collision/Detection Systems
Select Off or On.
Select the Collision/Detection
Systems menu and the following
may be displayed if equipped:
. Alert Type
Auto Rear Defog
.
Auto Collision Preparation
If equipped, this allows the Auto
Rear Defog to be turned on or off.
This feature will automatically turn
on the rear window defogger when it
is cold outside.
.
Front Pedestrian Detection
.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
.
Go Notifier
.
Lane Change Alert
Select Off or On.
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Alert Type
Front Pedestrian Detection
Lane Change Alert
This feature will set crash alerts to
beeps or seat vibrations. This
setting affects all crash alerts
including Forward Collision, Lane
Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise
Control, Parking Assist, and
Backing Warning alerts.
This feature will turn on or off the
Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB)
system alerts and automatic
braking. The Off setting disables all
FPB functions. With the Alert &
Brake setting, system alerts and
automatic braking are both
available. The Alert setting disables
automatic braking. See Front
Pedestrian Braking (FPB)
System 0 244.
This allows the Lane Change Alert
feature to be turned on or off.
Select Beeps or Safety Alert Seat.
Auto Collision Preparation
This feature will turn on or off the
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) and
Front Automatic Braking (FAB). The
Off setting disables all FCA and
FAB functions. With the Alert and
Brake setting, both FCA and FAB
are available. The Alert setting
disables FAB, but if the vehicle has
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),
some last-second automatic braking
capability is still provided, though
less likely to occur. See Front
Automatic Braking (FAB)
System 0 242.
Select Off, Alert, or Alert and Brake.
Select Off, Alert, or Alert & Brake.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
This allows the Rear Cross Traffic
Alert feature to be turned on or off.
Select Off or On.
Comfort and Convenience
Select and the following may
display:
. Auto Memory Recall
.
Easy Exit Options
.
Chime Volume
.
Reverse Tilt Mirror
.
Auto Mirror Folding
.
Rainsense Wipers
Select Off or On.
Auto Memory Recall
Go Notifier
This feature automatically recalls
the current driver’s previously stored
1 or 2 button positions when
entering the vehicle. See Memory
Seats 0 64.
This feature will give a reminder that
Adaptive Cruise Control provides
when it has brought the vehicle to a
complete stop behind another
stopping vehicle, and then that
vehicle drives on.
Select Off or On.
Select Off or On.
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Auto Mirror Folding
This feature automatically recalls
the current driver’s previously stored
exit button position when exiting the
vehicle. See Memory Seats 0 64.
Select Off or On.
When on, the outside rearview
mirrors will automatically fold or
unfold when the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter Q or K
button is pressed and held.
Chime Volume
Select Off or On.
This allows the selection of the
chime volume level.
Rainsense Wipers
Touch + or − to adjust the volume.
Reverse Tilt Mirror
When on, both the driver and
passenger outside mirrors will tilt
downward when the vehicle is
shifted to R (Reverse) to improve
visibility of the ground near the rear
wheels. They will return to their
previous driving position when the
vehicle is shifted out of R (Reverse)
or the engine is turned off.
Select Off, On - Driver and
Passenger, On - Driver, or On Passenger.
This allows the Rainsense Wipers
feature to be disabled or enabled.
See “Rainsense™” in Windshield
Wiper/Washer 0 113.
Select Off or On.
Lighting
Select and the following may
display:
. Vehicle Locator Lights
.
Exit Lighting
Vehicle Locator Lights
This feature will flash the exterior
lamps and allows some of the
exterior lamps and most of the
interior lamps to turn on briefly at
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night when K on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is
pressed to locate the vehicle.
Select Off or On.
Exit Lighting
This allows the selection of how
long the exterior lamps stay on
when leaving the vehicle when it is
dark outside.
Select Off, 30 Seconds, 60
Seconds, or 120 Seconds.
Power Door Locks
Select and the following may
display:
. Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout
.
Auto Door Unlock
.
Delayed Door Lock
Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout
When on, this feature will keep the
driver door from locking when the
door is open. If Off is selected, the
Delayed Door Lock menu will be
available.
Select Off, On.
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Auto Door Unlock
Remote Unlock Light Feedback
Remote Start Auto Heat Seats
This allows selection of which of the
doors will automatically unlock when
the vehicle is shifted into P (Park).
When on, the exterior lamps will
flash when unlocking the vehicle
with the RKE transmitter.
Select Off, All Doors, or Driver Door.
Select Off or Flash Lights.
If equipped and turned on, this
feature will turn the heated seats on
when using remote start on
cold days.
Delayed Door Lock
Remote Lock Feedback
Select Off, On-Driver and
Passenger, or On-Driver.
When on, this feature will delay the
locking of the doors. To override the
delay, press the power door lock
switch on the door.
This allows selection of what type of
feedback is given when locking the
vehicle with the RKE transmitter.
Remote Window Operation
This allows the window to be
opened when pressing K on the
RKE transmitter. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 29.
Select Off or On.
Select Off, Lights and Horn, Lights
Only, or Horn Only.
Remote Lock, Unlock, Start
Remote Door Unlock
Select and the following may
display:
. Remote Unlock Light Feedback
This allows selection of which doors
will unlock when pressing K on the
RKE transmitter.
Select Off or On.
.
Remote Lock Feedback
Select All Doors or Driver Door.
.
Remote Door Unlock
Remote Start Auto Cool Seats
.
Remote Start Auto Cool Seats
.
Remote Start Auto Heat Seats
.
Remote Window Operation
If equipped and turned on, this
feature will turn the ventilated seats
on when using remote start on
warm days.
This allows the selection of what
doors will unlock when using the
button on the driver door handle to
unlock the vehicle.
.
Passive Door Unlock
.
Passive Door Lock
.
Remote Left in Vehicle Alert
Select Off, On-Driver and
Passenger, or On-Driver.
Passive Door Unlock
Select All Doors or Driver Door.
Passive Door Lock
This allows passive locking to be
turned on or off and selects
feedback. See Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 29.
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Select Off, On with Horn
Chirp, or On.
Remote Left in Vehicle Alert
This feature sounds an alert when
the RKE transmitter is left in the
vehicle.
Select Off or On.
Bluetooth
Select and the following may
display:
. Pair New Device
Ringtones
Apple CarPlay
Touch to change the ring tone for
the specific phone. The phone does
not need to be connected to change
the ring tone.
This feature allows Apple devices to
be connected to the infotainment
system through a USB port.
Voice Mail Numbers
Manage Apple CarPlay Devices
This feature displays the voice mail
number for all connected phones.
To change the voice mail number,
touch +. Type a new number, then
touch SAVE.
Select to manage Apple devices.
Apple CarPlay must be on for this
feature to be accessed.
Text Message Alerts
.
Device Management
.
Ringtones
.
Voice Mail Numbers
This feature allows text messages
to be received. See “Text
Messaging” under “Phone” in the
infotainment manual.
.
Text Message Alerts
Select Off or On.
Pair New Device
Apple CarPlay™
Select to pair a new device. See
“Pairing” in “Infotainment Controls”
under “Bluetooth” in the infotainment
manual.
Select and the following may
display:
. Apple CarPlay
Device Management
Select to connect to a different
phone source, disconnect a phone,
or delete a phone.
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.
Manage Apple CarPlay Devices
Select Off or On.
Android Auto
Select and the following may
display:
. Android Auto
.
Manage Android Auto Devices
Android Auto
This feature allows Android devices
to be connected to the infotainment
system through a USB port.
Select Off or On.
Manage Android Auto Devices
Select to manage Android devices.
Android Auto must be on for this
feature to be accessed.
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Voice
Display “What Can I Say?” Tips
Rear Camera
Select and the following may
display:
. Confidence Threshold
This feature gives voice
command tips.
Select Off or On.
This allows for Rear Park Assist
Symbols and Guidance Lines to be
turned off or on.
.
Prompt Length
Display
.
Audio Feedback Speed
Select Off or On for the desired
feature.
.
Display “What Can I Say?” Tips
Select and the following may
display:
. Proximity Sensing
See Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 234.
Confidence Threshold
This feature allows the adjustment
of the sensitivity of the speech
recognition system.
Select Confirm More or
Confirm Less.
Prompt Length
This feature adjusts the voice
prompt length.
.
Calibrate Touchscreen
.
Turn Display Off
Proximity Sensing
.
Clear All Private Data
.
Restore Radio Settings
Select Off, On, or On-Map Only.
This allows selection of restoring
vehicle settings.
Calibrate Touchscreen
Audio Feedback Speed
Select to calibrate the touchscreen,
then follow the prompts.
Select Slow, Medium, or Fast.
Select and the following may
display:
. Restore Vehicle Settings
When on, certain screen buttons
and features will become visible
when a hand approaches the
screen.
Select Short or Long.
This feature adjusts the audio
feedback speed.
Return to Factory Settings
Turn Display Off
Select to turn the display off. Touch
anywhere on the display area or any
faceplate button to turn the
display on.
Restore Vehicle Settings
Select Restore or Cancel.
Clear All Private Data
This allows selection to clear all
private information from the vehicle.
Select Delete or Cancel.
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Restore Radio Settings
Haptic Feedback
Inversion
This allows selection to restore
radio settings.
When on, feedback will be felt when
touching selections on the screen.
Select Restore or Cancel.
Touch to turn On or Off
Select and the following may
display:
. Up/Down
Software Information
TouchPad Surface
.
Left/Right
Select and the following may
display:
. Feature
.
Information
Touch to view the version of the
infotainment system software.
TouchPad
Select and the following may
display:
. Tap to Enter
.
Haptic Feedback
.
TouchPad Surface
.
Inversion
.
Cursor Tracking Speed
Tap to Enter
When on, this allows tapping of the
touchpad instead of pressing.
Touch to turn On or Off
.
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Up/Down
This feature allows the finger
gesture to be changed.
Feature
Touch to select Default or Inverted.
This feature allows the touchpad to
be turned on or off.
Left/Right
Touch to select Enabled or
Disabled.
This feature allows the finger
gesture to be changed.
Touch to select Default or Inverted.
Information
Information
Touch to read more about the
touchpad feature.
Touch to read more about the
inversion feature.
Cursor Tracking Speed
This feature changes the speed of
the cursor tracking.
Select Faster, Normal, or Slower.
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Universal Remote
System
instructions refer to a garage door
opener, but can be used for other
devices.
See Radio Frequency
Statement 0 373.
Do not use the Universal Remote
system with any garage door opener
that does not have the stop and
reverse feature. This includes any
garage door opener model
manufactured before April 1, 1982.
Universal Remote System
Programming
Read these instructions completely
before programming the Universal
Remote system. It may help to have
another person assist with the
programming process.
If equipped, these buttons are in the
overhead console.
This system can replace up to three
remote control transmitters used to
activate devices such as garage
door openers, security systems, and
home automation devices. These
Keep the original hand-held
transmitter for use in other vehicles
as well as for future programming.
Erase the programming when
vehicle ownership is terminated.
See “Erasing Universal Remote
System Buttons” later in this
section.
To program a garage door opener,
park outside directly in line with and
facing the garage door opener
receiver. Clear all people and
objects near the garage door.
Make sure the hand-held transmitter
has a new battery for quick and
accurate transmission of the
radio-frequency signal.
Programming the Universal
Remote System
For questions or help programming
the Universal Remote system, call
1-800-355-3515 or see
www.homelink.com.
Programming involves
time-sensitive actions, and may time
out causing the procedure to be
repeated.
To program up to three devices:
1. Hold the end of the hand-held
transmitter about 3 to 8 cm
(1 to 3 in) away from the
Universal Remote system
buttons with the indicator light
in view. The hand-held
transmitter was supplied by the
manufacturer of the garage
door opener receiver.
2. At the same time, press and
hold both the hand-held
transmitter button and one of
the three Universal Remote
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be required. For a second
time, press and hold the
newly programmed button
for five seconds. If the light
stays on or the garage door
moves, programming is
complete.
system buttons to be used to
operate the garage door. Do
not release either button until
the indicator light changes from
a slow to a rapid flash. Then
release both buttons.
Some garage door openers
may require substitution of
Step 2 with the procedure
under “Radio Signals for
Canada and Some Gate
Operators” later in this section.
3. Press and hold the newly
programmed Universal Remote
system button for five seconds
while watching the indicator
light and garage door
activation.
. If the indicator light stays on
continuously or the garage
door moves when the
button is pressed, then
programming is complete.
There is no need to
complete Steps 4–6.
. If the indicator light does
not come on or the garage
door does not move, a
second button press may
.
If the indicator light blinks
rapidly for two seconds,
then changes to a solid light
and the garage door does
not move, continue with
programming Steps 4–6.
Learn or Smart Button
4. After completing Steps 1–3,
locate the Learn or Smart
button inside the garage on the
garage door opener receiver.
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The name and color of the
button may vary by
manufacturer.
5. Press and release the Learn or
Smart button. Step 6 must be
completed within 30 seconds of
pressing this button.
6. Inside the vehicle, press and
hold the newly programmed
Universal Remote system
button for two seconds and
then release it. If the garage
door does not move or the
lamp on the garage door
opener receiver does not flash,
press and hold the same
button a second time for
two seconds, then release it.
Again, if the door does not
move or the garage door lamp
does not flash, press and hold
the same button a third time for
two seconds, then release it.
The Universal Remote system
should now activate the
garage door.
Repeat the process for
programming the two remaining
buttons.
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Radio Signals for Canada and
Some Gate Operators
Universal Remote System
Operation
For questions or programming help
call 1-800-355-3515 or see
www.homelink.com.
Using the Universal Remote
System
Canadian radio-frequency laws and
some U.S. gate operators require
transmitter signals to time out or quit
after several seconds of
transmission. This may not be long
enough for the Universal Remote
system to pick up the signal during
programming.
If the programming did not work,
replace Step 2 under “Programming
the Universal Remote System” with
the following:
Press and hold the Universal
Remote system button while
pressing and releasing the
hand-held transmitter button every
two seconds until the signal has
been successfully accepted by the
Universal Remote system. The
Universal Remote system indicator
light will flash slowly at first and then
rapidly. Proceed with Step 3 under
“Programming the Universal Remote
System” to complete.
Press and hold the appropriate
Universal Remote system button for
at least one-half second. The
indicator light will come on while the
signal is being transmitted.
Erasing Universal Remote
System Buttons
Erase all programmed buttons when
vehicle ownership is terminated.
To erase:
1. Press and hold the two outside
buttons until the indicator light
begins to flash. This should
take about 10 seconds.
2. Release both buttons.
Reprogramming a Single
Universal Remote System
Button
To reprogram any of the system
buttons:
1. Press and hold any one of the
buttons. Do not release the
button.
2. The indicator light will begin to
flash after 20 seconds. Without
releasing the button, proceed
with Step 1 under
“Programming the Universal
Remote System.”
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Exterior Lighting
Exterior Lamp Controls
Exterior Lighting
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . 171
Exterior Lamps Off
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Automatic Headlamp
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . 174
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Interior Lighting
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Power Protection . . . . .
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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AUTO : Automatically turns the
exterior lamps on and off,
depending on outside lighting.
; : Turns on the parking lamps
including all lamps, except the
headlamps.
2 : Turns on the headlamps
together with the parking lamps and
instrument panel lights.
IntelliBeam® System
The exterior lamp control is on the
turn signal lever.
Turn the control to the following
positions:
O : Turns off the exterior lamps.
The knob returns to the AUTO
position after it is released. Turn to
O again to reactivate the
AUTO mode.
In Canada, the headlamps will
automatically reactivate when the
vehicle is shifted out of P (Park).
If equipped, this system turns the
vehicle's high-beam headlamps on
and off according to surrounding
traffic conditions.
The system turns the high-beam
headlamps on when it is dark
enough and there is no other traffic
present.
This light b comes on in the
instrument cluster when the
IntelliBeam system is enabled.
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Turning On and Enabling
IntelliBeam
To enable the IntelliBeam system,
press the button on the end of the
turn signal lever when the exterior
lamp control is in the AUTO or 2
position. The blue high-beam on
light appears on the instrument
cluster when the high beams are on.
Driving with IntelliBeam
The system only activates the high
beams when driving over 40 km/h
(25 mph).
There is a sensor near the top
center of the windshield that
automatically controls the system.
Keep this area of the windshield
clear of debris to allow for best
system performance.
The high-beam headlamps remain
on, under the automatic control,
until one of the following situations
occurs:
. The system detects an
approaching vehicle's
headlamps.
. The system detects a preceding
vehicle's taillamps.
. The outside light is bright
enough that high-beam
headlamps are not required.
. The vehicle's speed drops below
20 km/h (12 mph).
. The IntelliBeam system is
disabled by the high/low-beam
changer or the flash-to-pass
feature. If this happens, press
the button on the end of the turn
signal lever when the exterior
lamp control is in the AUTO or
2 position. The instrument
cluster light will come on to
indicate the IntelliBeam is
reactivated. See Headlamp
High/Low-Beam Changer 0 173
and Flash-to-Pass 0 173.
The high beams may not turn off
automatically if the system cannot
detect another vehicle's lamps
because of any of the following:
. The other vehicle's lamps are
missing, damaged, obstructed
from view, or otherwise
undetected.
. The other vehicle's lamps are
covered with dirt, snow, and/or
road spray.
. The other vehicle's lamps cannot
be detected due to dense
exhaust, smoke, fog, snow, road
spray, mist, or other airborne
obstructions.
. The vehicle's windshield is dirty,
cracked, or obstructed by
something that blocks the view
of the light sensor.
. The vehicle is loaded such that
the front end points upward,
causing the light sensor to aim
high and not detect headlamps
and taillamps.
. Driving on winding or hilly roads.
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The automatic high-beam
headlamps may need to be disabled
if any of the above conditions exist.
Exterior Lamps Off
Reminder
A warning chime sounds if the driver
door is opened while the ignition is
off and the exterior lamps are on.
Headlamp High/
Low-Beam Changer
3 : Push the turn signal lever away
from you and release, to turn the
high beams on. To return to low
beams, push the lever again or pull
it toward you and release.
This indicator light turns on in the
instrument cluster when the
high-beam headlamps are on.
Flash-to-Pass
To flash the high beams, pull the
turn signal lever toward you, and
release.
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL)
DRL can make it easier for others to
see the front of your vehicle during
the day. Fully functional DRL are
required on all vehicles first sold in
Canada.
If equipped with Light-Emitting
Diode (LED) headlamps, the
dedicated DRL will come on when
all of the following conditions
are met:
. The ignition is on.
.
The exterior lamp control is
in AUTO.
.
The light sensor determines it is
daytime.
.
The parking brake is released or
the vehicle is not in P (Park).
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When the DRL are on, the taillamps,
sidemarker lamps, and other lamps
will not be on.
The DRL turn off when the
headlamps are turned to O or the
ignition is off.
For vehicles first sold in Canada,
the DRL cannot be turned off.
Automatic Headlamp
System
When the exterior lamp control is
set to AUTO and it is dark enough
outside, the headlamps come on
automatically.
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There is a light sensor on top of the
instrument panel. Do not cover the
sensor.
For vehicles sold in Canada, this
control only works when the
transmission is in P (Park).
The system may also turn on the
headlamps when driving through a
parking garage or tunnel.
Lights On with Wipers
If the vehicle is started in a dark
garage, the automatic headlamp
system comes on immediately. If it
is light outside when the vehicle
leaves the garage, there is a slight
delay before the automatic
headlamp system changes to the
DRL. During that delay, the
instrument cluster may not be as
bright as usual. Make sure the
instrument panel brightness control
is in the full bright position. See
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control 0 175.
When it is bright enough outside,
the headlamps will turn off or may
change to Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL).
The automatic headlamp system
turns off when the exterior lamp
control is turned to O or the ignition
is off.
If the windshield wipers are
activated in daylight with the engine
on, and the exterior lamp control is
in AUTO, the headlamps, parking
lamps, and other exterior lamps
come on. The transition time for the
lamps coming on varies based on
wiper speed. When the wipers are
not operating, these lamps turn off.
Move the exterior lamp control to O
or ; to disable this feature.
| : Touch this button on the center
stack to make the front and rear turn
signal lamps flash on and off. Touch
again to turn the flashers off.
The hazard warning flashers turn on
automatically if the airbags deploy.
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals
Hazard Warning Flashers
Move the lever all the way up or
down to signal a turn.
An arrow on the instrument cluster
flashes in the direction of the turn or
lane change.
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Raise or lower the lever until the
arrow starts to flash to signal a lane
change. Hold it there until the lane
change is completed. If the lever is
briefly pressed and released, the
turn signal flashes three times.
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Instrument Panel
Illumination Control
The turn and lane-change signal
can be turned off manually by
moving the lever back to its original
position.
The brightness of the displays
automatically adjusts based on
outdoor lighting. The instrument
panel illumination control will set the
lowest level to which the displays
will be automatically adjusted.
Courtesy Lamps
The courtesy lamps come on when
any door is opened unless the dome
lamp override is activated. To
deactivate the dome lamp override,
press ( OFF and the indicator
light on the button will turn off.
If after signaling a turn or lane
change, the arrow flashes rapidly or
does not come on, a signal bulb
may be burned out.
Replace any burned out bulbs. If a
bulb is not burned out, check the
fuse. See Fuses and Circuit
Breakers 0 293.
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The brightness of the instrument
panel lighting and steering wheel
controls can be adjusted.
D : Move the thumbwheel up or
down to brighten or dim the lights.
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Dome Lamps
Reading Lamps
The dome lamp is in the overhead
console.
There are front and rear reading
lamps on the overhead console and
over the rear passenger doors.
These lamps come on automatically
when any door is opened.
To manually turn the reading lamps
on or off:
Press the lamp lenses over the rear
passenger doors.
To change the dome lamp settings,
press:
( OFF : Turns the lamp off, even
when a door is open.
+ ON/OFF : Turns the lamp on
or off.
Press m or n next to each
overhead console reading lamp.
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Entry Lighting with Approach
Detection
Entry Lighting
If equipped with approach detection,
the entry lighting feature will
automatically turn on when the RKE
transmitter is detected within
approximately 2 m (6 ft) of the
vehicle.
Some exterior lamps and most of
the interior lights turn on briefly at
night, or in areas of limited lighting
when K is pressed on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 29. When the
driver door is opened, all control
lights, Driver Information Center
(DIC) lights, and door pocket lights
turn on. After about 30 seconds the
exterior lamps turn off, then the
remaining interior lights dim to off.
Entry lighting can be disabled
manually by changing the ignition
out of the OFF position, or by
pressing Q on the RKE transmitter.
This feature can be changed. See
“Vehicle Locator Lights” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
If the vehicle has remained parked
for an extended period of time with
no RKE transmitter use or Keyless
Access operation, approach
detection will be disabled. To
reactivate, press any button on the
RKE transmitter or open and close
all vehicle doors to re-enable the
entry lighting feature on approach.
Approach detection will not work if:
. The vehicle battery is low.
.
The ignition is in ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN.
.
Entry lighting is set to OFF in
“Vehicle Locator Lights”. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
Approach detection will not work
with a single RKE transmitter if:
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.
The RKE transmitter is left within
a 5 m (16 ft) range of the vehicle
for several minutes.
.
The RKE transmitter is left inside
the vehicle and all the doors are
closed.
Exit Lighting
Some exterior lamps and interior
lights come on at night, or in areas
with limited lighting, when the driver
door is opened after the ignition is
turned off. The dome lamp comes
on after the ignition is changed to
the OFF position. The exterior
lamps and dome lamp remain on for
a set amount of time, then
automatically turn off.
The exterior lamps turn off
immediately by turning the exterior
lamp control off.
This feature can be changed. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
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Lighting
Battery Power Protection
The battery saver feature is
designed to protect the vehicle's
battery.
If some interior lamps are left on
and the ignition is turned off, the
battery rundown protection system
automatically turns the lamp off after
some time.
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver
The exterior lamps turn off about
10 minutes after the ignition is
turned off, if the parking lamps or
headlamps have been manually left
on. This protects against draining
the battery. To restart the 10-minute
timer, turn the exterior lamp control
to the off position and then back to
the parking lamp or headlamp
position.
To keep the lamps on for more than
10 minutes, the ignition must be in
the ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN
position.
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Infotainment
System
Introduction
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Introduction
Infotainment
See the infotainment manual for
information on the radio, audio
players, rear seat infotainment,
phone, navigation system, and
voice or speech recognition. It also
includes information on settings.
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Climate Controls
Climate Control Systems
Automatic Climate Control System (Quad Zone)
Climate Control Systems
Automatic Climate Control
System (Quad Zone) . . . . . . . . 180
Automatic Climate Control
System (Dual Zone) . . . . . . . . . 187
The climate control buttons and the touch screen are used to adjust the
heating, cooling, and ventilation.
Air Vents
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Maintenance
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Climate Control Buttons
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
5. Defrost
2. Fan Control
7. Recirculation
3. Driver and Passenger Heated
and Ventilated Seats (If
Equipped)
8. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
4. Rear Window Defogger
6. OFF (Fan)
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9. Ionizer Status Indicator (If
Equipped)
Climate Control Touch Screen
Climate Touch Screen Controls
1. Outside Temperature Display
2. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
3. Fan Control
4. A/C (Air Conditioning)
5. Climate Control Selection
(Application Tray Button)
6. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
7. Driver and Passenger Air
Delivery Mode Controls
8. Defog
The fan, air delivery mode, air
conditioning, driver and passenger
temperatures, and SYNC settings
can be controlled by touching
CLIMATE on the infotainment home
screen or the climate button in the
touch screen application tray.
A selection can then be made on
the front climate control page
displayed. See the infotainment
manual.
Climate Control Status Screen
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The climate control status screen
appears briefly when the climate
control buttons on the faceplate are
adjusted.
Automatic Operation
The system automatically controls
the fan speed, air delivery, air
conditioning, and recirculation in
order to heat or cool the vehicle to
the desired temperature.
When the indicator light is on or
AUTO is displayed on the touch
screen, the system is in full
automatic operation. If the air
delivery mode or fan setting is
manually adjusted, the auto
indicator turns off and the display
will show the selected settings. Auto
operation can be turned off
individually for climate settings.
For automatic operation:
1. Press AUTO.
2. Set the temperature. Allow the
system time to stabilize. Then
adjust the temperature as
needed for best comfort.
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To improve fuel efficiency and to
cool the vehicle faster, recirculation
may be automatically selected in
warm weather. The recirculation
light will not come on in AUTO
mode. Press @ to select
recirculation; press it again to select
outside air.
English units can be changed to
metric units through the instrument
cluster. See “Cluster Options Menu”
or “Cluster Menu” under Instrument
Cluster (Uplevel) 0 123 or
Instrument Cluster (Base
Level) 0 120.
OFF : Press to turn the fan on or
off. The temperature control and air
delivery mode can still be adjusted.
Q / R : The temperature can be
adjusted separately for the driver
and the passenger. Press to
increase or decrease the
temperature. Press and hold to
rapidly increase or decrease the
temperature.
The driver and passenger
temperatures can also be adjusted
by touching the buttons on the touch
screen.
SYNC : Touch SYNC on the touch
screen to link all climate zone
settings to the driver settings. When
all climate zone settings are linked
the SYNC indicator will be lit. Adjust
the driver side temperature control
to change the linked temperature.
When the front or rear passenger
settings are adjusted, the SYNC
indicator will turn off.
Manual Operation
Q 9 R : Press the fan control
buttons or the touch screen fan
control, to increase or decrease the
fan speed. Press and hold the
buttons or the touch screen control
to adjust speed more quickly. The
fan speed setting displays. Pressing
either button cancels automatic fan
control and the fan can be
controlled manually. Press AUTO to
return to automatic operation.
Driver and Passenger Air Delivery
Mode Controls : When the climate
information is displayed, touch the
desired air delivery mode on the
touch screen to change the direction
of the airflow. The selected air
delivery mode button is lit. Touching
any of the air delivery buttons
cancels automatic air delivery
control and the direction of the
airflow can be controlled manually.
Press AUTO to return to automatic
operation.
To change the current mode, select
one of the following:
Y : Air is directed to the instrument
panel outlets.
\ : Air is divided between the
instrument panel outlets and the
floor outlets.
[ : Air is directed to the floor
outlets.
- : Clears the windows of fog or
moisture. Air is directed to the
windshield and floor outlets.
0 : Clears the windshield of fog or
frost more quickly. Air is directed to
the windshield. Press 0 to turn on
or off. Changing the air delivery
mode also turns the defrost off.
A/C : Touch A/C on the touch
screen to turn the automatic air
conditioning on or off. If the fan is
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turned off or the outside
temperature falls below freezing, the
air conditioner will not run.
Press AUTO to return to automatic
operation and the air conditioner
runs as needed.
Automatic Air Recirculation :
When the AUTO indicator light is
on, the air is automatically
recirculated as needed to help
quickly cool the inside of the
vehicle.
The climate control system may
have a sensor to detect air pollution.
When using automatic air
recirculation, the air quality control
system may operate. To adjust the
sensitivity of the air quality sensor,
see “Climate and Air Quality” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
@ : Press to alternate between
recirculating air inside the vehicle or
pulling in outside air. The indicator
light on the button is lit when
recirculation mode is active. This
helps to quickly cool the air inside
the vehicle or reduce the outside air
and odors that might enter.
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Pressing this button cancels
automatic recirculation. Press AUTO
to return to automatic operation;
recirculation runs automatically as
needed.
will be lit on the climate control
touch screen. To turn the ionizer
on or off, see “Climate and Air
Quality” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
Manual recirculation mode is not
available when in Defrost or Defog
modes.
Rear Window Defogger
Auto Defog : The climate control
system may have a sensor to
automatically detect high humidity
inside the vehicle. When high
humidity is detected, the climate
control system may adjust to
outside air supply and turn on the
air conditioner. If the climate control
system does not detect possible
window fogging, it returns to
normal operation. To turn Auto
Defog off or on, see “Climate and
Air Quality” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
Ionizer : If equipped with an ionizer,
this feature helps to clean the air
inside the vehicle and remove
contaminants such as pollen, odors,
and dust. If the climate control
system is on and the ionizer is
enabled, the ionizer status indicator
K : Press to turn the rear window
defogger on or off.
The rear window defogger can be
set to automatic operation. See
“Climate and Air Quality” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
When Auto Rear Defog is selected,
the rear window defogger turns on
automatically when the interior
temperature is cold and the outside
temperature is about 4 °C (40 °F)
and below.
The upper grid lines on the rear
window are antenna lines and are
not intended to heat when the
defogger is activated.
The heated outside rearview mirrors
turn on when the rear window
defogger button is on and help to
clear fog or frost from the surface of
the mirrors.
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Caution
Do not try to clear frost or other
material from the inside of the
front windshield and rear window
with a razor blade or anything
else that is sharp. This may
damage the rear window
defogger grid and affect the
radio's ability to pick up stations
clearly. The repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Driver and Passenger Heated and
Ventilated Seats (If Equipped) :
Press I or + to heat the driver or
passenger seatback only.
Press J or z to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and
seatback.
Press C or { to ventilate the driver
or passenger seat. See Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 65.
Remote Start Climate Control
Operation : If equipped with the
remote start feature, the climate
control system may run when the
vehicle is started remotely. The
system uses the driver’s previous
settings to heat or cool the inside of
the vehicle. The rear defog may
come on during remote start based
on cold ambient conditions. The
rear defog indicator light does not
come on during a remote start.
If equipped with heated or ventilated
seats, they may come on during a
remote start. See Remote Vehicle
Start 0 36 and Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 65.
Sensor
The solar sensor, on top of the
instrument panel near the
windshield, monitors the solar heat.
The climate control system uses the
sensor information to adjust the
temperature, fan speed,
recirculation, and air delivery mode
for best comfort.
If the sensor is covered, the
automatic climate control system
may not work properly.
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Rear Climate Control System
The rear climate control system is on the rear of the center console. The
settings can be adjusted with the rear climate control buttons and the touch
screen.
Rear Climate Touch Screen
Controls
1. Outside Temperature Display
Rear Climate Control Buttons
1. Rear Driver Side and
Passenger Side Seat
Temperature Controls
2.
O (On/Off)
3. Air Delivery Mode Control
4. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
5. Fan Control
2. Rear Control Lockout
3. ON/OFF
4. Climate Control Selection
(Application Tray Button)
5. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperatures)
6. Rear AUTO (Automatic
Operation)
7. Rear Driver Side and
Passenger Side Climate
Temperature Controls
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8. Rear Fan Control
9. Air Delivery Mode Control
Rear : Touch Rear on the Home
Page on the infotainment system
display to open the rear climate
control screen. The rear climate
control settings can now be
adjusted from the front
passenger area.
O : Press O or touch ON/OFF on
the touch screen to turn the rear
climate control on or off.
SYNC : Touch SYNC on the touch
screen to match the rear climate
control temperature to the front
climate control driver temperature.
The SYNC button will be lit.
Rear Control Lockout : Touch to
lock or unlock control of the rear
climate control system from the rear
seat passengers. When locked, the
rear climate control can only be
adjusted from the front seat.
Automatic Operation
AUTO : Press to turn on or off. The
air delivery is controlled
automatically. The AUTO indicator
appears on the display. If the air
delivery mode is manually adjusted,
this cancels full automatic operation.
Manual Operation
9 : Press or press and hold the
rear fan button up or down to
increase or decrease the rear
climate airflow. The rear climate
airflow can also be adjusted by
touching the fan controls on the
front climate touch screen.
Temperature Controls : Press or
press and hold the rear temperature
control buttons up or down to adjust
the rear passenger temperatures.
The rear passenger temperatures
can also be adjusted by touching +
for warmer air or − for cooler air on
the front climate touch screen.
Air Delivery Mode Control : Press
or press and hold the button up or
down to select the desired air
delivery mode. Touch the right and
left arrows at the bottom of the
touchscreen to change the direction
of the airflow in the rear
seating area.
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Automatic Climate Control System (Dual Zone)
The climate control buttons and the touch screen are used to adjust the
heating, cooling, and ventilation.
Climate Touch Screen Controls
1. Outside Temperature Display
Climate Control Buttons
2. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
3. Fan Control
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
4. Rear Window Defogger
4. A/C (Air Conditioning)
5. Defrost
2. Fan Control
6. OFF (Fan)
5. Climate Control Selection
(Application Tray Button)
3. Driver and Passenger Heated
and Ventilated Seats (If
Equipped)
7. Recirculation
8. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
6. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
7. Driver and Passenger Air
Delivery Mode Controls
8. Defog
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9. Ionizer Status Indicator (If
Equipped)
Climate Control Touch Screen
The fan, air delivery mode, air
conditioning, driver and passenger
temperatures, and SYNC settings
can be controlled by touching
CLIMATE on the infotainment home
screen or the climate button in the
touch screen application tray.
A selection can then be made on
the front climate control page
displayed. See the infotainment
manual.
Climate Control Status Screen
The climate control status screen
appears briefly when the climate
control buttons on the faceplate are
adjusted.
Automatic Operation
The system automatically controls
the fan speed, air delivery, air
conditioning, and recirculation in
order to heat or cool the vehicle to
the desired temperature.
When the indicator light is on or
AUTO is displayed on the touch
screen, the system is in full
automatic operation. If the air
delivery mode or fan setting is
manually adjusted, the auto
indicator turns off and the display
will show the selected settings. Auto
operation can be turned off
individually for climate settings.
For automatic operation:
1. Press AUTO.
2. Set the temperature. Allow the
system time to stabilize. Then
adjust the temperature as
needed for best comfort.
To improve fuel efficiency and to
cool the vehicle faster, recirculation
may be automatically selected in
warm weather. The recirculation
light will not come on in AUTO
mode. Press @ to select
recirculation; press it again to select
outside air.
English units can be changed to
metric units through the instrument
cluster. See “Cluster Options Menu”
under Instrument Cluster (Uplevel)
0 123 or Instrument Cluster (Base
Level) 0 120.
OFF : Press to turn the fan on or
off. The temperature control and air
delivery mode can still be adjusted.
Q / R : The temperature can be
adjusted separately for the driver
and the passenger. Press up or
down to increase or decrease the
temperature. Press and hold up or
down to rapidly increase or
decrease the temperature.
The driver and passenger
temperatures can also be adjusted
by touching the buttons on the touch
screen.
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SYNC : Touch SYNC on the touch
screen to link all climate zone
settings to the driver settings. When
all climate zone settings are linked,
the SYNC indicator will be lit. Adjust
the driver side temperature control
to change the linked temperature.
When the front or rear passenger
settings are adjusted, the SYNC
indicator will turn off.
delivery mode button is lit. Touching
any of the air delivery buttons
cancels automatic air delivery
control and the direction of the
airflow can be controlled manually.
Press AUTO to return to automatic
operation.
To change the current mode, select
one of the following:
Manual Operation
Y : Air is directed to the instrument
panel outlets.
Q 9 R : Press the fan control
\ : Air is divided between the
buttons up or down or touch the
touch screen fan control, to increase
or decrease the fan speed. Press
and hold the buttons up or down or
touch the touch screen control to
adjust speed more quickly. The fan
speed setting displays. Pressing
either button cancels automatic fan
control and the fan can be
controlled manually. Press AUTO to
return to automatic operation.
Driver and Passenger Air Delivery
Mode Controls : When the climate
information is displayed, touch the
desired air delivery mode on the
touch screen to change the direction
of the airflow. The selected air
instrument panel outlets and the
floor outlets.
[ : Air is directed to the floor
outlets.
- : Clears the windows of fog or
moisture. Air is directed to the
windshield and floor outlets.
0 : Clears the windshield of fog or
frost more quickly. Air is directed to
the windshield. Press 0 to turn on
or off. Changing the air delivery
mode also turns the defrost off.
A/C : Touch A/C on the touch
screen to turn the automatic air
conditioning on or off. If the fan is
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turned off or the outside
temperature falls below freezing, the
air conditioner will not run.
Press AUTO to return to automatic
operation and the air conditioner
runs as needed.
Automatic Air Recirculation :
When the AUTO indicator light is
on, the air is automatically
recirculated as needed to help
quickly cool the inside of the
vehicle.
The climate control system may
have a sensor to detect air pollution.
When using automatic air
recirculation, the air quality control
system may operate. To adjust the
sensitivity of the air quality sensor,
see “Climate and Air Quality” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
@ : Press to alternate between
recirculating air inside the vehicle or
pulling in outside air. The indicator
light on the button is lit when
recirculation mode is active. This
helps to quickly cool the air inside
the vehicle or reduce the outside air
and odors that might enter.
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Pressing this button cancels
automatic recirculation. Press AUTO
to return to automatic operation;
recirculation runs automatically as
needed.
indicator will be lit on the climate
control touch screen. To turn the
ionizer on or off, see “Climate and
Air Quality” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
Manual recirculation mode is not
available when in Defrost or Defog
modes.
Rear Window Defogger
Auto Defog : The climate control
system may have a sensor to
automatically detect high humidity
inside the vehicle. When high
humidity is detected, the climate
control system may adjust to
outside air supply and turn on the
air conditioner. If the climate control
system does not detect possible
window fogging, it returns to normal
operation. To turn Auto Defog off or
on, see “Climate and Air Quality”
under Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
Ionizer : If equipped with an ionizer,
this feature helps to clean the air
inside the vehicle and remove
contaminants; such as pollen,
odors, and dust. If the climate
control system is on and the ionizer
is enabled, the ionizer status
K : Press to turn the rear window
defogger on or off.
The rear window defogger can be
set to automatic operation. See
“Climate and Air Quality” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
When Auto Rear Defog is selected,
the rear window defogger turns on
automatically when the interior
temperature is cold and the outside
temperature is about 4 °C (40 °F)
and below.
The upper grid lines on the rear
window are antenna lines and are
not intended to heat when the
defogger is activated.
The heated outside rearview mirrors
turn on when the rear window
defogger button is on and help to
clear fog or frost from the surface of
the mirrors.
Caution
Do not try to clear frost or other
material from the inside of the
front windshield and rear window
with a razor blade or anything
else that is sharp. This may
damage the rear window
defogger grid and affect the
radio's ability to pick up stations
clearly. The repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Driver and Passenger Heated and
Ventilated Seats (If Equipped) :
Press I or + to heat the driver or
passenger seatback only.
Press J or z to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and
seatback.
Press C or { to ventilate the driver
or passenger seat. See Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 65.
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Remote Start Climate Control
Operation : If equipped with the
remote start feature, the climate
control system may run when the
vehicle is started remotely. The
system uses the driver’s previous
settings to heat or cool the inside of
the vehicle. The rear defog may
come on during remote start based
on cold ambient conditions. The
rear defog indicator light does not
come on during a remote start.
If equipped with heated or ventilated
seats, they may come on during a
remote start. See Remote Vehicle
Start 0 36 and Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 65.
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Sensor
Air Vents
The solar sensor, on top of the
instrument panel near the
windshield, monitors the solar heat.
Adjustable air vents are in the
center and on the sides of the
instrument panel, on the rear of the
center console storage, and in the
headliner over the rear seats,
if equipped.
The climate control system uses the
sensor information to adjust the
temperature, fan speed,
recirculation, and air delivery mode
for best comfort.
If the sensor is covered, the
automatic climate control system
may not work properly.
Move the slider knobs to change the
direction of or to close off the
airflow.
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Operation Tips
. Clear away any ice, snow,
or leaves from air inlets at the
base of the windshield that could
block the flow of air into the
vehicle.
. Keep the path under the front
seats clear of objects to help
circulate the air inside of the
vehicle more effectively.
. Use of non-GM approved hood
deflectors can adversely affect
the performance of the system.
Check with your dealer before
adding equipment to the outside
of the vehicle.
. Do not attach any devices to the
air vent slats. This restricts
airflow and may cause damage
to the air vents.
Maintenance
Passenger Compartment
Air Filter
The filter reduces dust, pollen, and
other airborne irritants from outside
air that is pulled into the vehicle.
The filter should be replaced as part
of routine scheduled maintenance.
See Maintenance Schedule 0 346.
See your dealer regarding
replacement of the filter.
Service
This vehicle has the new
environmentally friendly refrigerant,
R1234yf. This refrigerant has a
significantly reduced global warming
impact on the environment,
compared to the traditional
automotive refrigerant, R-134a. All
vehicles have a label underhood
that identifies the refrigerant used in
the vehicle.
The refrigerant system should only
be serviced by trained and certified
technicians. The air conditioning
evaporator should never be repaired
or replaced by one from a salvage
vehicle. It should only be replaced
by a new evaporator to ensure
proper and safe operation.
During service, all refrigerants
should be reclaimed with proper
equipment. Venting refrigerants
directly to the atmosphere is harmful
to the environment and may also
create unsafe conditions based on
inhalation, combustion, frostbite,
or other health-based concerns.
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Driving and
Operating
Engine Exhaust
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Automatic Transmission
Driving Information
Distracted Driving . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drunk Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . .
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . .
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving on Wet Roads . . . . . . . .
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . .
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If the Vehicle Is Stuck . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . .
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195
195
195
195
196
196
197
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198
199
200
200
Starting and Operating
New Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . . 204
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Engine Coolant Heater . . . . . . . 208
Shifting Into Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Shifting out of Park . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Parking over Things
That Burn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . 212
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Drive Systems
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Brakes
Antilock Brake
System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electric Parking Brake . . . . . . . .
Brake Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . .
Automatic Vehicle
Hold (AVH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
216
217
218
219
219
Ride Control Systems
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Driver Mode Control . . . . . . . . . . 221
Cruise Control
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Adaptive Cruise Control . . . . . . 225
Driver Assistance Systems
Driver Assistance Systems . . . 233
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Assistance Systems for
Parking or Backing . . . . . . . . . . 234
Assistance Systems for
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
Front Pedestrian Braking
(FPB) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Night Vision System . . . . . . . . . . 246
Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . 249
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . 251
Surround Vision Recorder . . . . 252
Fuel
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Fuel
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuels in Foreign Countries . . .
Fuel Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
254
255
256
256
256
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Trailer Towing
General Towing
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving Information
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Distracted Driving
258
261
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Distraction comes in many forms
and can take your focus from the
task of driving. Exercise good
judgment and do not let other
activities divert your attention away
from the road. Many local
governments have enacted laws
regarding driver distraction. Become
familiar with the local laws in
your area.
Conversions and Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
To avoid distracted driving, always
keep your eyes on the road, hands
on the wheel, and mind on the drive.
. Do not use a phone in
demanding driving situations.
Use a hands-free method to
place or receive necessary
phone calls.
. Watch the road. Do not read,
take notes, or look up
information on phones or other
electronic devices.
. Designate a front seat
passenger to handle potential
distractions.
.
Become familiar with vehicle
features before driving, such as
programming favorite radio
stations and adjusting climate
control and seat settings.
Program all trip information into
any navigation device prior to
driving.
.
Wait until the vehicle is parked
to retrieve items that have fallen
to the floor.
.
Stop or park the vehicle to tend
to children.
.
Keep pets in an appropriate
carrier or restraint.
.
Avoid stressful conversations
while driving, whether with a
passenger or on a cell phone.
{ Warning
Taking your eyes off the road too
long or too often could cause a
crash resulting in injury or death.
Focus your attention on driving.
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See the infotainment manual for
information on that system or the
navigation system, if equipped,
including pairing and using a cell
phone.
Defensive Driving
Defensive driving means “always
expect the unexpected.” The first
step in driving defensively is to wear
the safety belt. See Safety
Belts 0 70.
. Assume that other road users
(pedestrians, bicyclists, and
other drivers) are going to be
careless and make mistakes.
Anticipate what they might do
and be ready.
. Allow enough following distance
between you and the driver in
front of you.
. Focus on the task of driving.
Drunk Driving
Death and injury associated with
drinking and driving is a global
tragedy.
{ Warning
Drinking and then driving is very
dangerous. Your reflexes,
perceptions, attentiveness, and
judgment can be affected by even
a small amount of alcohol. You
can have a serious — or even
fatal — collision if you drive after
drinking.
Do not drink and drive or ride with
a driver who has been drinking.
Ride home in a cab; or if you are
with a group, designate a driver
who will not drink.
Control of a Vehicle
Braking, steering, and accelerating
are important factors in helping to
control a vehicle while driving.
Braking
Braking action involves perception
time and reaction time. Deciding to
push the brake pedal is perception
time. Actually doing it is
reaction time.
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Average driver reaction time is
about three-quarters of a second. In
that time, a vehicle moving at
100 km/h (60 mph) travels 20 m
(66 ft), which could be a lot of
distance in an emergency.
Helpful braking tips to keep in mind
include:
. Keep enough distance between
you and the vehicle in front
of you.
. Avoid needless heavy braking.
.
Keep pace with traffic.
If the engine ever stops while the
vehicle is being driven, brake
normally but do not pump the
brakes. Doing so could make the
pedal harder to push down. If the
engine stops, there will be some
power brake assist but it will be
used when the brake is applied.
Once the power assist is used up, it
can take longer to stop and the
brake pedal will be harder to push.
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Steering
Variable Effort Steering
The vehicle has a steering system
that varies the amount of effort
required to steer the vehicle in
relation to the speed of the vehicle.
The amount of steering effort
required is less at slower speeds to
make the vehicle more
maneuverable and easier to park. At
faster speeds, the steering effort
increases to provide a sport-like feel
to the steering. This provides
maximum control and stability.
Electric Power Steering
If the steering wheel is turned until it
reaches the end of its travel and is
held against that position for an
extended period of time, power
steering assist may be reduced.
Steering in Emergencies
.
There are some situations when
steering around a problem may
be more effective than braking.
.
Holding both sides of the
steering wheel allows you to turn
180 degrees without removing
a hand.
Normal use of the power steering
assist should return when the
system cools down.
.
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
allows steering while braking.
See specific vehicle steering
messages under Vehicle
Messages 0 148.
Off-Road Recovery
If steering assist is used for an
extended period of time, power
assist may be reduced.
See your dealer if there is a
problem.
The vehicle has electric power
steering. It does not have power
steering fluid. Regular maintenance
is not required.
Curve Tips
.
Take curves at a reasonable
speed.
If power steering assist is lost due
to a system malfunction, the vehicle
can be steered, but may require
increased effort. See your dealer if
there is a problem.
.
Reduce speed before entering a
curve.
.
Maintain a reasonable steady
speed through the curve.
.
Wait until the vehicle is out of
the curve before accelerating
gently into the straightaway.
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The vehicle's right wheels can drop
off the edge of a road onto the
shoulder while driving. Follow
these tips:
1. Ease off the accelerator and
then, if there is nothing in the
way, steer the vehicle so that it
straddles the edge of the
pavement.
2. Turn the steering wheel about
one-eighth of a turn, until the
right front tire contacts the
pavement edge.
3. Turn the steering wheel to go
straight down the roadway.
Loss of Control
Skidding
There are three types of skids that
correspond to the vehicle's three
control systems:
. Braking Skid — wheels are not
rolling.
. Steering or Cornering Skid —
too much speed or steering in a
curve causes tires to slip and
lose cornering force.
.
Acceleration Skid — too much
throttle causes the driving
wheels to spin.
Defensive drivers avoid most skids
by taking reasonable care suited to
existing conditions, and by not
overdriving those conditions. But
skids are always possible.
If the vehicle starts to slide, follow
these suggestions:
. Ease your foot off the
accelerator pedal and steer the
way you want the vehicle to go.
The vehicle may straighten out.
Be ready for a second skid if it
occurs.
. Slow down and adjust your
driving according to weather
conditions. Stopping distance
can be longer and vehicle
control can be affected when
traction is reduced by water,
snow, ice, gravel, or other
material on the road. Learn to
recognize warning clues — such
as enough water, ice, or packed
snow on the road to make a
mirrored surface — and slow
down when you have any doubt.
.
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Try to avoid sudden steering,
acceleration, or braking,
including reducing vehicle speed
by shifting to a lower gear. Any
sudden changes could cause
the tires to slide.
Remember: Antilock brakes help
avoid only the braking skid.
Driving on Wet Roads
Rain and wet roads can reduce
vehicle traction and affect your
ability to stop and accelerate.
Always drive slower in these types
of driving conditions and avoid
driving through large puddles and
deep-standing or flowing water.
{ Warning
Wet brakes can cause crashes.
They might not work as well in a
quick stop and could cause
pulling to one side. You could
lose control of the vehicle.
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Warning (Continued)
After driving through a large
puddle of water or a car/vehicle
wash, lightly apply the brake
pedal until the brakes work
normally.
Flowing or rushing water creates
strong forces. Driving through
flowing water could cause the
vehicle to be carried away. If this
happens, you and other vehicle
occupants could drown. Do not
ignore police warnings and be
very cautious about trying to drive
through flowing water.
Hydroplaning
Hydroplaning is dangerous. Water
can build up under the vehicle's
tires so they actually ride on the
water. This can happen if the road is
wet enough and you are going fast
enough. When the vehicle is
hydroplaning, it has little or no
contact with the road.
There is no hard and fast rule about
hydroplaning. The best advice is to
slow down when the road is wet.
.
{ Warning
Other Rainy Weather Tips
Besides slowing down, other wet
weather driving tips include:
. Allow extra following distance.
.
Pass with caution.
.
Keep windshield wiping
equipment in good shape.
.
Keep the windshield washer fluid
reservoir filled.
.
Have good tires with proper
tread depth. See Tires 0 300.
.
Turn off cruise control.
Using the brakes to slow the
vehicle on a long downhill slope
can cause brake overheating, can
reduce brake performance, and
could result in a loss of braking.
Shift the transmission to a lower
gear to let the engine assist the
brakes on a steep downhill slope.
{ Warning
Coasting downhill in N (Neutral)
or with the ignition off is
dangerous. This can cause
overheating of the brakes and
loss of steering. Always have the
engine running and the vehicle
in gear.
Hill and Mountain Roads
Driving on steep hills or through
mountains is different than driving
on flat or rolling terrain. Tips include:
. Keep the vehicle serviced and in
good shape.
. Check all fluid levels and brakes,
tires, cooling system, and
transmission.
Shift to a lower gear when going
down steep or long hills.
.
Drive at speeds that keep the
vehicle in its own lane. Do not
swing wide or cross the
center line.
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.
Be alert on top of hills;
something could be in your lane
(e.g., stalled car, accident).
.
Pay attention to special road
signs (e.g., falling rocks area,
winding roads, long grades,
passing or no-passing zones)
and take appropriate action.
Winter Driving
.
See Driver Mode Control 0 221
.
Driving on Snow or Ice
Snow or ice between the tires and
the road creates less traction or
grip, so drive carefully. Wet ice can
occur at about 0 °C (32 °F) when
freezing rain begins to fall. Avoid
driving on wet ice or in freezing rain
until roads can be treated.
For slippery road driving:
. Accelerate gently. Accelerating
too quickly causes the wheels to
spin and makes the surface
under the tires slick.
. Turn on Traction Control. See
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 220.
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
improves vehicle stability during
hard stops, but the brakes
should be applied sooner than
when on dry pavement. See
Antilock Brake System
(ABS) 0 216.
.
Allow greater following distance
and watch for slippery spots. Icy
patches can occur on otherwise
clear roads in shaded areas.
The surface of a curve or an
overpass can remain icy when
the surrounding roads are clear.
Avoid sudden steering
maneuvers and braking while
on ice.
Turn off cruise control.
Blizzard Conditions
Stop the vehicle in a safe place and
signal for help. Stay with the vehicle
unless there is help nearby.
If possible, use Roadside Service.
See Roadside Service 0 367. To get
help and keep everyone in the
vehicle safe:
.
Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
.
Tie a red cloth to an outside
mirror.
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{ Warning
Snow can trap engine exhaust
under the vehicle. This may
cause exhaust gases to get
inside. Engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide (CO), which
cannot be seen or smelled. It can
cause unconsciousness and even
death.
If the vehicle is stuck in snow:
. Clear snow from the base of
the vehicle, especially any
blocking the exhaust pipe.
. Open a window about 5 cm
(2 in) on the vehicle side
that is away from the wind,
to bring in fresh air.
. Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
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Warning (Continued)
.
Adjust the climate control
system to circulate the air
inside the vehicle and set
the fan speed to the highest
setting. See “Climate
Control Systems.”
For more information about CO,
see Engine Exhaust 0 211.
To save fuel, run the engine for
short periods to warm the vehicle
and then shut the engine off and
partially close the window. Moving
about to keep warm also helps.
If it takes time for help to arrive,
when running the engine, push the
accelerator pedal slightly so the
engine runs faster than the idle
speed. This keeps the battery
charged to restart the vehicle and to
signal for help with the headlamps.
Do this as little as possible, to
save fuel.
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
Slowly and cautiously spin the
wheels to free the vehicle when
stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow.
If stuck too severely for the traction
system to free the vehicle, turn the
traction system off and use the
rocking method. See Traction
Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 220.
{ Warning
If the vehicle's tires spin at high
speed, they can explode, and you
or others could be injured. The
vehicle can overheat, causing an
engine compartment fire or other
damage. Spin the wheels as little
as possible and avoid going
above 56 km/h (35 mph).
Rocking the Vehicle to Get
it Out
Turn the steering wheel left and
right to clear the area around the
front wheels. Turn off any traction
system. Shift back and forth
between R (Reverse) and a low
forward gear, spinning the wheels
as little as possible. To prevent
transmission wear, wait until the
wheels stop spinning before shifting
gears. Release the accelerator
pedal while shifting, and press
lightly on the accelerator pedal
when the transmission is in gear.
Slowly spinning the wheels in the
forward and reverse directions
causes a rocking motion that could
free the vehicle. If that does not get
the vehicle out after a few tries, it
might need to be towed out. If the
vehicle does need to be towed out,
see Towing the Vehicle 0 332.
Vehicle Load Limits
It is very important to know how
much weight the vehicle can
carry. This weight is called the
vehicle capacity weight and
includes the weight of all
occupants, cargo, and all
nonfactory-installed options.
Two labels on the vehicle may
show how much weight it may
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properly carry: the Tire and
Loading Information label and
the Certification label.
Tire and Loading Information
Label
{ Warning
Do not load the vehicle any
heavier than the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR), or either the
maximum front or rear Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
This can cause systems to
break and change the way the
vehicle handles. This could
cause loss of control and a
crash. Overloading can also
reduce stopping distance,
damage the tires, and shorten
the life of the vehicle.
Label Example
A vehicle-specific Tire and
Loading Information label is
attached to the vehicle's center
pillar (B-pillar). The Tire and
Loading Information label shows
the number of occupant seating
positions (1), and the maximum
vehicle capacity weight (2) in
kilograms and pounds.
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The Tire and Loading
Information label also shows
the tire size of the original
equipment tires (3) and the
recommended cold tire inflation
pressures (4). For more
information on tires and inflation
see Tires 0 300 and Tire
Pressure 0 308.
There is also important loading
information on the Certification
label. It may show the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
and the Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR) for the front and
rear axle. See “Certification
Label” later in this section.
“Steps for Determining Correct
Load Limit–
1. Locate the statement "The
combined weight of
occupants and cargo should
never exceed XXX kg or
XXX lbs." on your vehicle’s
placard.
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2. Determine the combined
weight of the driver and
passengers that will be
riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined
weight of the driver and
passengers from XXX kg or
XXX lbs.
4. The resulting figure equals
the available amount of
cargo and luggage load
capacity. For example, if the
"XXX" amount equals
1400 lbs. and there will be
five 150 lb passengers in
your vehicle, the amount of
available cargo and luggage
load capacity is 650 lbs.
(1400-750 (5 x 150) =
650 lbs.)
5. Determine the combined
weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle.
That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo
and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing
a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to
your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how
this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load
capacity of your vehicle.”
See Trailer Towing 0 261 for
important information on towing
a trailer, towing safety rules, and
trailering tips.
Example 1
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight
for Example 1 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant
Weight @ 68 kg (150 lbs)
× 2 = 136 kg (300 lbs).
3. Available Occupant and
Cargo Weight = 317 kg
(700 lbs).
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weight of the driver, passengers,
and cargo should never exceed
the vehicle's capacity weight.
Certification Label
Example 2
Example 3
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight
for Example 2 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant
Weight @ 68 kg (150 lbs)
× 5 = 340 kg (750 lbs).
3. Available Cargo Weight
= 113 kg (250 lbs).
for Example 3 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant
Weight @ 91 kg
(200 lbs) × 5 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
3. Available Cargo Weight
= 0 kg (0 lbs).
Refer to the vehicle's Tire and
Loading Information label for
specific information about the
vehicle's capacity weight and
seating positions. The combined
Label Example
A vehicle-specific Certification
label is attached to the vehicle's
center pillar (B-pillar). The label
may show the gross weight
capacity of the vehicle, called
the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR). The GVWR includes
the weight of the vehicle, all
occupants, fuel, and cargo.
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{ Warning
Things inside the vehicle can
strike and injure people in a
sudden stop or turn, or in a
crash.
.
.
Put things in the cargo
area of the vehicle. In the
cargo area, put them as
far forward as possible.
Try to spread the weight
evenly.
Never stack heavier
things, like suitcases,
inside the vehicle so that
some of them are above
the tops of the seats.
.
Do not leave an
unsecured child restraint
in the vehicle.
.
Secure loose items in the
vehicle.
.
Do not leave a seat
folded down unless
needed.
Starting and
Operating
.
Do not participate in track
events, sport driving schools,
or similar activities during this
break-in period.
New Vehicle Break-In
.
Check engine oil with every
refueling and add if necessary.
Oil and fuel consumption may be
higher than normal during the
first 2 400 km (1,500 mi).
.
To break in new tires, drive at
moderate speeds and avoid hard
cornering for the first
300 km (200 mi). New tires do
not have maximum traction and
may tend to slip.
.
New brake linings also need a
break–in period. Avoid making
hard stops during the first
300 km (200 mi). This is
recommended every time brake
linings are replaced.
Follow these recommended
guidelines during the first
2 400 km (1,500 mi) of driving this
vehicle. Parts have a break-in
period and performance will be
better in the long run.
For the first 2 400 km (1,500 mi):
. Avoid full throttle starts and
abrupt stops.
. Do not exceed 4000 engine rpm.
.
Avoid driving at any one
constant speed, fast or slow.
.
Avoid downshifting to brake or
slow the vehicle when the
engine speed will exceed
4000 rpm.
.
Do not let the engine labor.
Never lug the engine in high
gear at low speeds.
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Ignition Positions
to the Keyless Access system. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 29.
To shift out of P (Park), the vehicle
must be in ACC/ACCESSORY or
ON/RUN, and the brake pedal must
be applied.
The vehicle has an electronic
keyless ignition with pushbutton
start.
Pressing the button cycles it through
three modes: ACC/ACCESSORY,
ON/RUN/START, and Stopping the
Engine/OFF.
The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter must be in the vehicle for
the system to operate. If the
pushbutton start is not working, the
vehicle may be near a strong radio
antenna signal causing interference
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Do not turn the engine off when the
vehicle is moving. This will cause a
loss of power assist in the brake
and steering systems and disable
the airbags.
If the vehicle must be shut off in an
emergency:
Stopping the Engine/OFF (No
Indicator Lights) : When the
vehicle is stopped, press ENGINE
START/STOP once to turn the
engine off.
1. Brake using a firm and steady
pressure. Do not pump the
brakes repeatedly. This may
deplete power assist, requiring
increased brake pedal force.
If the vehicle is in P (Park), the
ignition will turn off, and Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) will remain
active. See Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) 0 208.
2. Shift the vehicle to N (Neutral).
This can be done while the
vehicle is moving. After shifting
to N (Neutral), firmly apply the
brakes and steer the vehicle to
a safe location.
If the vehicle is not in P (Park), the
ignition will return to ACC/
ACCESSORY and display a
message in the Driver Information
Center (DIC). See Transmission
Messages 0 158. When the vehicle
is shifted into P (Park), the ignition
system will switch to OFF.
3. Come to a complete stop, shift
to P (Park), and turn off the
ignition.
4. Set the parking brake. See
Electric Parking Brake 0 217.
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{ Warning
Turning off the vehicle while
moving may cause loss of power
assist in the brake and steering
systems and disable the airbags.
While driving, only shut the
vehicle off in an emergency.
If the vehicle cannot be pulled over,
and must be shut off while driving,
press and hold ENGINE START/
STOP for longer than two seconds,
or press twice in five seconds.
ACC/ACCESSORY (Amber
Indicator Light) : This mode allows
you to use some electrical
accessories when the engine is off.
With the ignition off, pressing the
button one time without the brake
pedal applied will place the ignition
system in ACC/ACCESSORY.
The ignition will switch from ACC/
ACCESSORY to OFF after
five minutes to prevent battery
rundown.
ON/RUN/START (Green Indicator
Light) : This mode is for driving and
starting. With the ignition off, and
the brake pedal applied, pressing
the button once will place the
ignition system in ON/RUN/START.
Once engine cranking begins,
release the button. Engine cranking
will continue until the engine starts.
See Starting the Engine 0 206. The
ignition will then remain in ON/RUN.
Service Only Mode
This power mode is available for
service and diagnostics, and to
verify the proper operation of the
malfunction indicator lamp as may
be required for emission inspection
purposes. With the vehicle off, and
the brake pedal not applied,
pressing and holding the button for
more than five seconds will place
the vehicle in Service Only Mode.
The instruments and audio systems
will operate as they do in ON/RUN,
but the vehicle will not be able to be
driven. The engine will not start in
Service Only Mode. Press the
button again to turn the vehicle off.
Starting the Engine
Move the shift lever to P (Park) or
N (Neutral). To restart the engine
when the vehicle is already moving,
use N (Neutral) only.
Caution
Do not try to shift to P (Park) if the
vehicle is moving. If you do, you
could damage the transmission.
Shift to P (Park) only when the
vehicle is stopped.
Caution
If you add electrical parts or
accessories, you could change
the way the engine operates. Any
resulting damage would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
See Add-On Electrical
Equipment 0 263.
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Starting Procedure
1. With the Keyless Access
system, the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter must
be in the vehicle. Press
ENGINE START/STOP with the
brake pedal applied. When the
engine begins cranking, let go
of the button.
The idle speed will go down as
the engine gets warm. Do not
race the engine immediately
after starting it.
If the RKE transmitter is not in
the vehicle, if there is
interference, or if the RKE
battery is low, a Driver
Information Center (DIC)
message will display. See Key
and Lock Messages 0 152 and
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 29.
Caution
Cranking the engine for long
periods of time, by returning the
ignition to the START position
immediately after cranking has
ended, can overheat and damage
the cranking motor, and drain the
battery. Wait at least 15 seconds
between each try, to let the
cranking motor cool down.
2. If the engine does not start
after five to 10 seconds,
especially in very cold weather
(below −18 °C or 0 °F), it could
be flooded with too much
gasoline. Try pushing the
accelerator pedal all the way to
the floor and holding it there as
you press ENGINE START/
STOP. Wait at least 15 seconds
between each try, to allow the
cranking motor to cool down.
When the engine starts,
release the accelerator. If the
vehicle starts briefly but then
stops again, do the same thing.
This clears the extra gasoline
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from the engine. Do not race
the engine immediately after
starting it. Operate the engine
and transmission gently until
the oil warms up and lubricates
all moving parts.
Stop/Start System
{ Warning
Exiting the vehicle without first
shifting into P (Park) may cause
the vehicle to move. You or others
may be injured. Because the
vehicle has the auto engine stop/
start feature, the vehicle's engine
might seem to be shut off;
however, once the brake pedal is
released, the engine will start up
again.
Shift to P (Park) and turn the
ignition to LOCK/OFF, before
exiting the vehicle.
The vehicle has a fuel saving stop/
start system to shut off the engine
and help conserve fuel.
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Auto Engine Stop/Start
When the brakes are applied and
the vehicle is at a complete stop,
the engine may turn off. When
stopped, the tachometer may point
to AUTO STOP, or the Auto Stop
light may come on in the instrument
cluster. See Tachometer 0 126 and
Auto Stop Mode (Uplevel Cluster)
0 140. When the brake pedal is
released or the accelerator pedal is
pressed, the engine may restart.
Auto Stop may be deactivated if:
. A minimum vehicle speed is not
reached.
. The engine or transmission is
not at the required operating
temperature.
. The outside temperature is not
in the required operating range,
typically between −10 °C (14 °F)
and 50 °C (122 °F).
. The shift lever is in any gear
other than D (Drive).
. The battery has been recently
disconnected.
. The battery charge is low.
.
.
The interior comfort level has not
reached the required level for
the climate control system or
defog settings. See Automatic
Climate Control System (Quad
Zone) 0 180 or Automatic
Climate Control System (Dual
Zone) 0 187.
The Auto Stop time is greater
than two minutes.
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP)
These vehicle accessories can be
used for up to 10 minutes after the
engine is turned off:
. Audio System
.
Power Windows
.
Sunroof (if equipped)
Power to the audio system will work
up to 10 minutes or until the driver
door is opened. Power to the
windows or sunroof will work up to
10 minutes or until any door is
opened.
Engine Coolant Heater
The automatic engine stop/start
function can be disabled by
touching h on the infotainment
display. The indicator next to the
switch will come on when the
system is active.
Vehicles with the engine coolant
heater can use this option in cold
weather conditions at or below
−18 °C (0 °F) for easier starting and
better fuel economy during engine
warm-up. Plug in the coolant heater
at least four hours before starting
your vehicle. An internal thermostat
in the plug-end of the cord may exist
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which will prevent engine coolant
heater operation at temperatures
above −18 °C (0 °F).
To Use the Engine Coolant
Heater
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Open the hood and unwrap the
electrical cord. The cord is
clipped to the diagonal brace
on the passenger side of the
engine compartment.
Check the heater cord for
damage. If it is damaged, do
not use it. See your dealer for
a replacement. Inspect the
cord for damage yearly.
3. Plug it into a normal, grounded
110-volt AC outlet.
{ Warning
Improper use of the heater cord
or an extension cord can damage
the cord and may result in
overheating and fire.
. Plug the cord into a
three-prong electrical utility
receptacle that is protected
by a ground fault detection
function. An ungrounded
outlet could cause an
electric shock.
. Use a weatherproof,
heavy-duty, 15 amp-rated
extension cord if needed.
Failure to use the
recommended extension
cord in good operating
condition, or using a
damaged heater or
extension cord, could make
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Warning (Continued)
it overheat and cause a fire,
property damage, electric
shock, and injury.
.
Do not operate the vehicle
with the heater cord
permanently attached to the
vehicle. Possible heater
cord and thermostat
damage could occur.
.
While in use, do not let the
heater cord touch vehicle
parts or sharp edges. Never
close the hood on the
heater cord.
.
Before starting the vehicle,
unplug the cord, reattach
the cover to the plug, and
securely fasten the cord.
Keep the cord away from
any moving parts.
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Driving and Operating
4. Before starting the engine, be
sure to unplug and store the
cord as it was before to keep it
away from moving engine
parts. If you do not, it could be
damaged.
Contact your dealer for information
on how long to use the heater in
your particular area.
Shifting Into Park
To shift into P (Park):
1. Hold the brake pedal down and
set the parking brake.
See Electric Parking
Brake 0 217.
2. Move the shift lever into
P (Park) by holding in the
button on the shift lever and
pushing the lever all the way
toward the front of the vehicle.
3. Turn the ignition off.
4. Take the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter with you.
Leaving the Vehicle with the
Engine Running
{ Warning
It can be dangerous to leave the
vehicle with the engine running.
It could overheat and catch fire.
It is dangerous to get out of the
vehicle if the shift lever is not fully
in P (Park) with the parking brake
firmly set. The vehicle can roll.
Do not leave the vehicle when the
engine is running. If you have left
the engine running, the vehicle
can move suddenly. You or others
could be injured. To be sure the
vehicle will not move, even when
you are on fairly level ground,
always set the parking brake and
move the shift lever to P (Park).
See Shifting Into Park 0 210.
If you are towing a trailer, see
Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips 0 258.
If you have to leave the vehicle with
the engine running, the vehicle must
be in P (Park) and the parking brake
set. After shifting into P (Park), try to
move the shift lever out without first
pushing the button on the shift lever.
If you can, the shift lever was not
fully locked into P (Park).
Torque Lock
Torque lock is when the weight of
the vehicle puts too much force on
the parking pawl in the
transmission. This happens when
parking on a hill and shifting the
transmission into P (Park) is not
done properly and then it is difficult
to shift out of P (Park). To prevent
torque lock, set the parking brake
and then shift into P (Park). To find
out how, see "Shifting Into Park"
listed previously.
If torque lock does occur, the
vehicle may need to be pushed
uphill by another vehicle to relieve
the parking pawl pressure, so you
can shift out of P (Park).
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Shifting out of Park
If unable to shift out of P (Park):
This vehicle is equipped with an
electronic shift lock release system.
The shift lock release is designed to
prevent movement of the shift lever
out of P (Park), unless the ignition is
in ON/RUN and the brake pedal is
applied.
1. Fully release the shift lever
button.
The shift lock release is always
functional except in the case of an
uncharged or low voltage (less than
9 volt) battery.
If the shift lever will not move from
P (Park), consult your dealer or a
professional towing service.
If the vehicle has an uncharged
battery or a battery with low voltage,
try charging or jump starting the
battery. See Jump Starting - North
America 0 329 for more information.
To shift out of P (Park):
1. Apply the brake pedal.
2. Release the parking brake.
See Electric Parking
Brake 0 217.
3. Press the shift lever button.
4. Move the shift lever.
2. While holding down the brake
pedal, press the shift lever
button again.
3. Move the shift lever.
Parking over Things
That Burn
{ Warning
Things that can burn could touch
hot exhaust parts under the
vehicle and ignite. Do not park
over papers, leaves, dry grass,
or other things that can burn.
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Engine Exhaust
{ Warning
Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide (CO), which cannot be
seen or smelled. Exposure to CO
can cause unconsciousness and
even death.
Exhaust may enter the vehicle if:
. The vehicle idles in areas
with poor ventilation
(parking garages, tunnels,
deep snow that may block
underbody airflow or tail
pipes).
. The exhaust smells or
sounds strange or different.
. The exhaust system leaks
due to corrosion or damage.
. The vehicle exhaust system
has been modified,
damaged, or improperly
repaired.
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Warning (Continued)
.
There are holes or openings
in the vehicle body from
damage or aftermarket
modifications that are not
completely sealed.
If unusual fumes are detected or
if it is suspected that exhaust is
coming into the vehicle:
. Drive it only with the
windows completely down.
. Have the vehicle repaired
immediately.
Never park the vehicle with the
engine running in an enclosed
area such as a garage or a
building that has no fresh air
ventilation.
Running the Vehicle
While Parked
Automatic
Transmission
It is better not to park with the
engine running.
If the vehicle is left with the engine
running, follow the proper steps to
be sure the vehicle will not move.
See Shifting Into Park 0 210 and
Engine Exhaust 0 211.
If parking on a hill and pulling a
trailer, see Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips 0 258.
There are several different positions
for the shift lever.
P : This position locks the rear
wheels. Use this position when
starting the engine because the
vehicle cannot move easily.
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{ Warning
It is dangerous to get out of the
vehicle if the shift lever is not fully
in P (Park) with the parking brake
firmly set. The vehicle can roll.
Do not leave the vehicle when the
engine is running unless you
have to. If you have left the
engine running, the vehicle can
move suddenly. You or others
could be injured. To be sure the
vehicle will not move, even when
you are on fairly level ground,
always set the parking brake and
move the shift lever to P (Park).
See Shifting Into Park 0 210.
If you are pulling a trailer, see
Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips 0 258.
Make sure the shift lever is fully in
P (Park) before starting the engine.
The vehicle has an electronic shift
lock release system. Fully apply the
regular brakes first and then press
the shift lever button before shifting
from P (Park) when the ignition is in
ON/RUN. If you cannot shift out of
P (Park), ease pressure on the shift
lever and push the shift lever all the
way into P (Park) as you maintain
brake application. Then press the
shift lever button and move the shift
lever into another gear. See Shifting
out of Park 0 211.
Caution
Shifting to R (Reverse) while the
vehicle is moving forward could
damage the transmission. The
repairs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Shift to
R (Reverse) only after the vehicle
is stopped.
R : Use this gear to back up.
At low vehicle speeds, R (Reverse)
can be used to rock the vehicle
back and forth to get out of snow,
ice, or sand without damaging the
transmission. See If the Vehicle Is
Stuck 0 200.
N : In this position, the engine does
not connect with the wheels. To
restart when the vehicle is already
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moving, use N (Neutral) only. You
can also use N (Neutral) when the
vehicle is being towed.
{ Warning
Shifting into a drive gear while the
engine is running at high speed is
dangerous. Unless your foot is
firmly on the brake pedal, the
vehicle could move very rapidly.
You could lose control and hit
people or objects. Do not shift
into a drive gear while the engine
is running at high speed.
Caution
Shifting out of P (Park) or
N (Neutral) with the engine
running at high speed may
damage the transmission. The
repairs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Be sure the
engine is not running at high
speed when shifting the vehicle.
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D : This position is for normal
driving. It provides the best fuel
economy. If you need more power
for passing, and you are:
. Going less than 55 km/h
(35 mph), push the accelerator
pedal about halfway down.
. Going about 55 km/h (35 mph) or
more, push the accelerator all
the way down.
The transmission will shift down
to a lower gear and have more
power.
Downshifting the transmission in
slippery road conditions could result
in skidding. See “Skidding” under
Loss of Control 0 197.
M : This mode can be entered by
moving the shift lever from D (Drive)
to M (Manual Mode). M (Manual
Mode) allows the driver to select
gears appropriate for current driving
conditions. M (Manual Mode) can be
exited by returning the shift lever to
D (Drive). See Manual Mode 0 214.
Caution
Spinning the tires or holding the
vehicle in one place on a hill
using only the accelerator pedal
may damage the transmission.
The repair will not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. If you are
stuck, do not spin the tires. When
stopping on a hill, use the brakes
to hold the vehicle in place.
While in Sport Mode, the vehicle
monitors driving behavior and
automatically enables performance
shift features when spirited driving is
detected. These features maintain
lower transmission gears to
increase available engine braking
and improve acceleration response.
The vehicle will exit these features
and return to normal operation after
a short period when no spirited
driving is detected. See Driver Mode
Control 0 221.
Manual Mode
Tap Shift
Caution
Driving with the engine at a high
rpm without upshifting while using
Tap Shift, could damage the
vehicle. Always upshift when
necessary while using Tap Shift.
Vehicles with Tap Shift have
controls on the back of the steering
wheel to manually shift the
automatic transmission.
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To enter Permanent Tap Shift Mode:
1. Move the shift lever from
D (Drive) to M (Manual Mode).
While in Tap Shift Mode, the M
of the PRNDM section of the
instrument cluster will become
highlighted, and the current
gear is indicated.
2. Tap the left control toward the
driver to downshift, and the
right control toward the driver
to upshift. To shift to the lowest
available gear, press and hold
the left control.
3. To exit, move the shift lever
back to D (Drive).
With the shift lever in D (Drive) and
not in Permanent Tap Shift Mode,
the Tap Shift controls will activate a
temporary manual Tap Shift mode,
allowing the transmission to be
manually shifted. The vehicle exits
Temporary Tap Shift Mode after the
accelerator pedal is steady for
six seconds. Temporary Tap Shift
Mode holds a gear longer without
exiting when coasting, to provide
powertrain braking. The Temporary
Tap Shift Mode can also be
deactivated by holding the right
upshift control briefly.
While using Tap Shift, the vehicle
will have firmer, quicker shifting. You
can use this for sport driving or
when climbing or descending hills,
to stay in gear longer, or to
downshift for more power or engine
braking.
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The transmission will only allow you
to shift into gears appropriate for the
vehicle speed and engine
revolutions per minute (rpm). The
transmission will not downshift if the
engine rpm is too high in the next
lower gear, or upshift to the next
higher gear when the maximum
engine rpm is reached.
If shifting is prevented for any
reason, a SHIFT DENIED message
will be displayed in the instrument
cluster. See Transmission
Messages 0 158.
When accelerating the vehicle from
a stop in snowy and icy conditions,
it is suggested to shift into second
gear. A higher gear allows the
vehicle to gain more traction on
slippery surfaces.
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Driving and Operating
Drive Systems
Brakes
All-Wheel Drive
Antilock Brake
System (ABS)
Vehicles with this feature always
send engine power to all four
wheels. It is fully automatic, and
adjusts itself as needed for road
conditions.
This vehicle has an Antilock Brake
System (ABS), an advanced
electronic braking system that helps
prevent a braking skid.
When the vehicle begins to drive
away, ABS checks itself.
A momentary motor or clicking noise
may be heard while this test is going
on, and it may even be noticed that
the brake pedal moves a little. This
is normal.
If there is a problem with ABS, this
warning light stays on. See Antilock
Brake System (ABS) Warning
Light 0 136.
If driving safely on a wet road and it
becomes necessary to slam on the
brakes and continue braking to
avoid a sudden obstacle, a
computer senses the wheels are
slowing down. If one of the wheels
is about to stop rolling, the computer
will separately work the brakes at
each wheel.
ABS can change the brake pressure
to each wheel, as required, faster
than any driver could. This can help
you steer around the obstacle while
braking hard.
As the brakes are applied, the
computer keeps receiving updates
on wheel speed and controls
braking pressure accordingly.
Remember: ABS does not change
the time needed to get a foot up to
the brake pedal or always decrease
stopping distance. If you get too
close to the vehicle in front of you,
there will not be enough time to
apply the brakes if that vehicle
suddenly slows or stops. Always
leave enough room up ahead to
stop, even with ABS.
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Using ABS
Do not pump the brakes. Just hold
the brake pedal down firmly and let
ABS work. You may hear the ABS
pump or motor operating and feel
the brake pedal pulsate. This is
normal.
Braking in Emergencies
ABS allows you to steer and brake
at the same time. In many
emergencies, steering can help
more than even the very best
braking.
Electric Parking Brake
The vehicle has an Electric Parking
Brake (EPB). The EPB can always
be activated, even if the ignition is
off. To prevent draining the battery,
avoid repeated cycles of the EPB
system when the engine is not
running.
The system has a red parking brake
status light and an amber parking
brake warning light. See Electric
Parking Brake Light 0 136 and
Service Electric Parking Brake Light
0 136. There are also parking
brake-related Driver Information
Center (DIC) messages. See Brake
System Messages 0 149. In case of
insufficient electrical power, the EPB
cannot be applied or released.
Before leaving the vehicle, check
the red parking brake status light to
ensure that the parking brake is
applied.
EPB Apply
To apply the EPB:
1. Be sure the vehicle is at a
complete stop.
2. Press the EPB switch
momentarily.
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The red parking brake status light
will flash and then stay on once the
EPB is fully applied. If the red
parking brake status light flashes
continuously, then the EPB is only
partially applied or there is a
problem with the EPB. A DIC
message will display. Release the
EPB and try to apply it again. If the
light does not come on, or keeps
flashing, have the vehicle serviced.
Do not drive the vehicle if the red
parking brake status light is flashing.
See your dealer. See Electric
Parking Brake Light 0 136.
If the amber parking brake warning
light is on, press the EPB switch
and hold it. Continue to hold the
switch until the red parking brake
status light remains on. If the amber
parking brake warning light remains
on, see your dealer.
If the EPB is applied while the
vehicle is moving, the vehicle will
decelerate as long as the switch is
pressed. If the switch is pressed
until the vehicle comes to a stop,
the EPB will remain applied.
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Driving and Operating
The vehicle may automatically apply
the EPB in some situations when
the vehicle is not moving. This is
normal, and is done to periodically
check the correct operation of the
EPB system.
If the EPB fails to apply, block the
rear wheels to prevent vehicle
movement.
EPB Release
To release the EPB:
1. Place the ignition in the ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/
RUN mode.
2. Apply and hold the brake
pedal.
3. Press the EPB switch
momentarily.
The EPB is released when the red
parking brake status light is off.
If the amber parking brake warning
light is on, release the EPB by
pressing the EPB switch and
holding it down. Continue to hold
the switch until the red parking
brake status light is off. If either light
stays on after release is attempted,
see your dealer.
Caution
Driving with the parking brake on
can overheat the brake system
and cause premature wear or
damage to brake system parts.
Make sure that the parking brake
is fully released and the brake
warning light is off before driving.
Automatic EPB Release
The EPB will automatically release if
the vehicle is running, placed into
gear, and an attempt is made to
drive away. Avoid rapid acceleration
when the EPB is applied, to
preserve parking brake lining life.
If parking on a hill, or if the vehicle
is pulling a trailer, see Driving
Characteristics and Towing
Tips 0 258.
Brake Assist
This vehicle has a brake assist
feature designed to assist the driver
in stopping or decreasing vehicle
speed in emergency driving
conditions. This feature uses the
stability system hydraulic brake
control module to supplement the
power brake system under
conditions where the driver has
quickly and forcefully applied the
brake pedal in an attempt to quickly
stop or slow down the vehicle. The
stability system hydraulic brake
control module increases brake
pressure at each corner of the
vehicle until the ABS activates.
Minor brake pedal pulsation or
pedal movement during this time is
normal and the driver should
continue to apply the brake pedal as
the driving situation dictates. The
brake assist feature will
automatically disengage when the
brake pedal is released or brake
pedal pressure is quickly
decreased.
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Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Hill Start Assist (HSA) may
automatically activate when the
vehicle is stopped on a hill and
Automatic Vehicle Hold (AVH) is not
enabled. This feature is designed to
prevent the vehicle from rolling,
either forward or rearward, during
vehicle drive off. During the
transition from releasing the brake
pedal to accelerating to drive off on
a hill, HSA holds the braking
pressure to prevent rolling. HSA will
not activate if the vehicle is in a
drive gear and facing downhill or if
the vehicle is facing uphill and in
R (Reverse).
Automatic Vehicle
Hold (AVH)
Automatic Vehicle Hold (AVH) can
be turned on by pressing AUTO
HOLD with the driver safety belt
fastened, the driver door closed,
and the engine running. The AVH
indicator will come on.
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This feature will activate when the
vehicle is stopped to prevent it from
moving. After the brake pedal has
been released and before the
accelerator pedal has been pressed,
AVH uses braking pressure to hold
the vehicle stationary. In addition,
the ABS pump motor may activate
to build brake pressure to maintain
the vehicle at a standstill if
necessary.
If AVH is holding the vehicle, the
AVH indicator will change to green.
Once AVH is active it will hold the
vehicle for a defined time period
then engage the parking brake.
While AVH is holding the vehicle,
the parking brake will engage if the
driver door is opened or the driver
safety belt is unfastened.
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Ride Control Systems
Traction Control/
Electronic Stability
Control
System Operation
The vehicle has a Traction Control
System (TCS) and StabiliTrak®, an
electronic stability control system.
These systems help limit wheel spin
and assist the driver in maintaining
control, especially on slippery road
conditions.
TCS activates if it senses that any
of the drive wheels are spinning or
beginning to lose traction. When this
happens, TCS applies the brakes to
the spinning wheels and reduces
engine power to limit wheel spin.
StabiliTrak activates when the
vehicle senses a difference between
the intended path and the direction
the vehicle is actually traveling.
StabiliTrak selectively applies
braking pressure to any one of the
vehicle wheel brakes to assist the
driver in keeping the vehicle on the
intended path.
If cruise control is being used and
traction control or StabiliTrak begins
to limit wheel spin, cruise control will
disengage. Cruise control may be
turned back on when road
conditions allow.
Both systems come on
automatically when the vehicle is
started and begins to move. The
systems may be heard or felt while
they are operating or while
performing diagnostic checks. This
is normal and does not mean there
is a problem with the vehicle.
It is recommended to leave both
systems on for normal driving
conditions, but it may be necessary
to turn TCS off if the vehicle gets
stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow.
See If the Vehicle Is Stuck 0 200
and “Turning the Systems Off and
On” later in this section.
The indicator light for both systems
is in the instrument cluster. This
light will:
. Flash when TCS is limiting
wheel spin.
. Flash when StabiliTrak is
activated.
. Turn on and stay on when either
system is not working.
If either system fails to turn on or to
activate, a message displays in the
Driver Information Center (DIC),
and d comes on and stays on to
indicate that the system is inactive
and is not assisting the driver in
maintaining control. The vehicle is
safe to drive, but driving should be
adjusted accordingly.
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If
d comes on and stays on:
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Turn the engine off and wait
15 seconds.
3. Start the engine.
Caution
Do not repeatedly brake or
accelerate heavily when TCS is
off. The vehicle driveline could be
damaged.
4. Drive the vehicle.
If d comes on and stays on, the
vehicle may need more time to
diagnose the problem. If the
condition persists, see your dealer.
Turning the Systems Off
and On
To turn off only TCS, press and
release Y. The Traction Off light i
displays in the instrument cluster
and the appropriate DIC message
displays. See Ride Control System
Messages 0 155.
To turn TCS on again, press and
release Y. The Traction Off light i
displayed in the instrument cluster
will turn off.
To turn off both TCS and StabiliTrak,
press and hold Y until the Traction
Off light i and StabiliTrak OFF light
g come on and stay on in the
instrument cluster. The appropriate
DIC message displays. See Ride
Control System Messages 0 155.
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To turn TCS and StabiliTrak on
again, press and release Y. The
Traction Off light i and StabiliTrak
OFF light g in the instrument cluster
turn off.
Adding accessories can affect
vehicle performance. See
Accessories and
Modifications 0 266.
Driver Mode Control
Driver Mode Control attempts to add
a sportier feel, provide a more
comfortable ride, or assist in
different weather conditions or
terrain. This system simultaneously
changes the software calibration of
various sub-systems. Depending on
the option package, available
features, and mode selected, the
suspension, steering, and
powertrain will change calibrations
to achieve the desired mode
characteristics.
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If the vehicle is equipped with AWD,
the Tour Mode is in between the
Sport and the Snow/Ice Modes for a
more balanced feel.
Sport Mode
Use where road conditions or
personal preference demand a more
controlled response.
When selected, the Sport Mode
indicator will display in the Driver
Information Center (DIC).
Press and release MODE on the
center console to activate the mode
menu in the instrument cluster. The
first press of the button will show the
current mode. Subsequent presses
will scroll through the available
modes. Select a new setting
whenever driving conditions change.
The following modes are available:
Tour Mode
When in Sport Mode, the vehicle will
shift automatically but may hold a
lower gear longer than it would in
the normal driving mode based on
braking, throttle input, and vehicle
lateral acceleration. See Automatic
Transmission 0 212. The steering,
including Active Rear Steer (if
equipped), will change to provide
more precise control.
Use for normal city and highway
driving to provide a smooth,
soft ride.
If the vehicle is equipped with AWD,
the Sport Mode sends more torque
to the rear wheels.
Snow/Ice Mode
Use when more traction is needed
during slippery conditions. Snow/Ice
Mode will use a different accelerator
pedal map in order to optimize
traction on slippery surfaces.
When selected, the Snow/Ice Mode
indicator will display in the DIC.
This feature is not intended for use
when the vehicle is stuck in sand,
mud, ice, snow, or gravel. If the
vehicle becomes stuck, see If the
Vehicle Is Stuck 0 200.
If the vehicle is equipped with AWD,
the Snow/Ice Mode will provide
more torque to the front wheels.
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Cruise Control
{ Warning
Cruise control can be dangerous
where you cannot drive safely at
a steady speed. Do not use
cruise control on winding roads or
in heavy traffic.
Cruise control can be dangerous
on slippery roads. On such roads,
fast changes in tire traction can
cause excessive wheel slip, and
you could lose control. Do not use
cruise control on slippery roads.
With cruise control, a speed of
about 40 km/h (25 mph) or more can
be maintained without keeping your
foot on the accelerator. Cruise
control does not work at speeds
below about 40 km/h (25 mph).
If the Traction Control/electronic
stability control system begins to
limit wheel spin while using cruise
control, the cruise control
automatically disengages. See
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 220. If a collision alert
occurs when cruise control is
activated, cruise control is
disengaged. See Forward Collision
Alert (FCA) System 0 240. When
road conditions allow cruise control
to be safely used, it can be turned
back on.
If the brakes are applied, cruise
control disengages.
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J : Press to turn the system on
and off. A white indicator appears in
the instrument cluster when cruise
is turned on.
RES+ : If there is a set speed in
memory, press briefly to resume to
that speed or press and hold to
accelerate. If the cruise control is
already engaged, use to increase
vehicle speed. To increase speed by
1 km/h (1 mph), press RES+ to the
first detent. To increase speed to the
next 5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer, press RES+ to the
second detent.
SET− : Press briefly to set the
speed and activate cruise control.
If the cruise control is already
engaged, use to decrease vehicle
speed. To decrease speed by
1 km/h (1 mph), press SET− to the
first detent. To decrease speed to
the next 5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer, press SET− to the
second detent.
* : Press to disengage cruise
control without erasing the set
speed from memory.
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The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster
(Uplevel) 0 123 or Instrument
Cluster (Base Level) 0 120. The
increment value used depends on
the units displayed.
Resuming a Set Speed
Setting Cruise Control
Once the vehicle speed reaches
about 40 km/h (25 mph) or more,
press RES+ briefly. The vehicle
returns to the previous set speed.
If J is on when not in use, SET− or
RES+ could get pressed and go into
cruise when not desired. Keep J
off when cruise is not being used.
1. Press
J.
2. Get up to the desired speed.
3. Press and release SET−. The
desired set speed briefly
appears in the instrument
cluster.
4. Remove your foot from the
accelerator.
When the cruise control has been
set to the desired speed, a green
cruise control indicator appears on
the instrument cluster and a cruise
set speed message appears on the
Head-Up Display (HUD),
if equipped.
If the cruise control is set at a
desired speed and then the brakes
are applied or * is pressed, the
cruise control is disengaged without
erasing the set speed from memory.
Increasing Speed While Using
Cruise Control
Do one of the following:
. Press and hold RES+ until the
desired speed is reached, then
release it.
. To increase vehicle speed in
small increments, briefly press
RES+ to the first detent. For
each press, the vehicle goes
about 1 km/h (1 mph) faster.
. To increase vehicle speed in
larger increments, briefly press
RES+ to the second detent. For
each press, the vehicle speed
increases to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the
speedometer.
Reducing Speed While Using
Cruise Control
Do one of the following:
. Press and hold SET− until the
desired lower speed is reached,
then release it.
. To decrease the vehicle speed in
small increments, briefly press
SET− to the first detent. For
each press, the vehicle goes
about 1 km/h (1 mph) slower.
. To decrease the vehicle speed in
larger increments, briefly press
SET− to the second detent. For
each press, the vehicle speed
decreases to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the
speedometer.
The cruise control system may
automatically brake to slow the
vehicle down.
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Passing Another Vehicle While
Using Cruise Control
Use the accelerator pedal to
increase the vehicle speed. When
you take your foot off the pedal, the
vehicle will slow down to the
previous set cruise speed.
While pressing the accelerator pedal
or shortly following the release to
override cruise, briefly applying
SET− will result in cruise set to the
current vehicle speed.
Using Cruise Control on Hills
How well the cruise control will work
on hills depends upon the vehicle
speed, load, and the steepness of
the hills. When going up steep hills,
you might have to step on the
accelerator pedal to maintain your
speed. When going downhill, the
cruise control system may
automatically brake to slow the
vehicle down. Also, you may have
to brake or shift to a lower gear to
keep your speed down. If the brake
pedal is applied, cruise control
disengages.
Ending Cruise Control
There are four ways to end cruise
control:
. Step lightly on the brake pedal.
*.
.
Press
.
Shift the transmission to
N (Neutral).
.
Press
J.
Erasing Speed Memory
The cruise control set speed is
erased from memory if J is
pressed or if the ignition is
turned off.
Adaptive Cruise Control
If equipped with Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC), it allows the driver to
select the cruise control set speed
and following gap. Read this entire
section before using this system.
The following gap is the following
time between your vehicle and a
vehicle detected directly ahead in
your path, moving in the same
direction. If no vehicle is detected in
your path, ACC works like regular
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cruise control. ACC uses camera
and radar sensors. See Radio
Frequency Statement 0 373.
If a vehicle is detected in your path,
ACC can apply acceleration or
limited, moderate braking to
maintain the selected following gap.
To disengage ACC, apply the brake.
If ACC is controlling your vehicle
speed when the Traction Control
System (TCS) or StabiliTrak®
electronic stability control system
activates, the ACC may
automatically disengage. See
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 220. When road
conditions allow ACC to be safely
used, ACC can be turned back on.
ACC will not engage if the TCS or
StabiliTrak electronic stability control
system is disabled.
{ Warning
ACC has limited braking ability
and may not have time to slow
the vehicle down enough to avoid
a collision with another vehicle
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Warning (Continued)
you are following. This can occur
when vehicles suddenly slow or
stop ahead, or enter your lane.
Also see “Alerting the Driver” in
this section. Complete attention is
always required while driving and
you should be ready to take
action and apply the brakes. See
Defensive Driving 0 195.
{ Warning
ACC will not detect or brake for
children, pedestrians, animals,
or other objects.
Do not use ACC when:
. On winding and hilly roads
or when the sensors are
blocked by snow, ice, or dirt.
The system may not detect
a vehicle ahead. Keep the
entire front of the vehicle
clean.
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
.
.
Visibility is low, such as in
fog, rain, or snow
conditions. ACC
performance is limited under
these conditions.
On slippery roads where
fast changes in tire traction
can cause excessive
wheel slip.
J : Press to turn the system on or
off. The indicator turns white on the
instrument cluster when ACC is
turned on.
RES+ : Press briefly to resume the
previous set speed or to increase
vehicle speed if ACC is already
activated. To increase speed by
1 km/h (1 mph), press RES+ to the
first detent. To increase speed to the
next 5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer, press RES+ to the
second detent.
SET– : Press briefly to set the
speed and activate ACC or to
decrease vehicle speed if ACC is
already activated. To decrease
speed by 1 km/h (1 mph), press
SET− to the first detent. To
decrease speed to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the speedometer,
press SET− to the second detent.
* : Press to disengage ACC
without erasing the selected set
speed.
[ : Press to select a following gap
time (or distance) setting for ACC of
Far, Medium, or Near.
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Increasing Speed While ACC Is at
a Set Speed
Setting Adaptive Cruise Control
If J is on when not in use, it could
get pressed and go into cruise when
not desired. Keep J off when
cruise is not being used.
Select the set speed desired for
cruise. This is the vehicle speed
when no vehicle is detected in
its path.
Base Level
Instrument
Cluster ACC
Indicator
Uplevel
Instrument
Cluster ACC
Indicator
ACC will not set at a speed less
than 25 km/h (15 mph), although it
can be resumed when driving at
lower speeds.
The ACC indicator displays on the
instrument cluster and Head-Up
Display (HUD). When ACC is active,
the indicator will be lit green.
To set ACC:
2. Get up to the desired speed.
Be mindful of speed limits,
surrounding traffic speeds, and
weather conditions when selecting
the set speed.
3. Press and release SET–.
Resuming a Set Speed
4. Remove your foot from the
accelerator.
If ACC is set at a desired speed and
then the brakes are applied, ACC is
disengaged without erasing the set
speed from memory.
1. Press
J.
After ACC is set, it may immediately
apply the brakes if a vehicle ahead
is detected closer than the selected
following gap.
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To begin using ACC again, press
RES+ up briefly. The vehicle returns
to the previous set speed.
If ACC is already activated, do one
of the following:
. Use the accelerator to get to the
higher speed. Press SET–.
Release the control and the
accelerator pedal. The vehicle
will now cruise at the higher
speed.
When the accelerator pedal is
pressed, ACC will not brake
because it is overridden.
A warning message will appear
on the Driver Information Center
(DIC) and HUD. See Cruise
Control Messages 0 149.
.
Press and hold RES+ until the
desired set speed appears on
the display, then release it.
.
To increase vehicle speed in
small increments, press RES+ to
the first detent. For each press,
the vehicle goes 1 km/h (1 mph)
faster.
.
To increase vehicle speed in
larger increments, press RES+
to the second detent. For each
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press, the vehicle speed
increases to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the
speedometer.
When it is determined that there is
no vehicle ahead or the vehicle
ahead is beyond the selected
following gap, then the vehicle
speed will increase to the set speed.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster
(Uplevel) 0 123 or Instrument
Cluster (Base Level) 0 120. The
increment value used depends on
the units displayed.
Reducing Speed While ACC Is at a
Set Speed
If ACC is already activated, do one
of the following:
. Use the brake to get to the
desired lower speed. Press
SET– and release the
accelerator pedal. The vehicle
will now cruise at the lower
speed.
.
Press and hold SET– until the
desired lower speed is reached,
then release it.
vehicle's speed and attempt to
maintain the follow distance gap
selected.
.
To decrease the vehicle speed in
smaller increments, press SET−
to the first detent. For each
press, the vehicle goes about
1 km/h (1 mph) slower.
Press [ on the steering wheel to
adjust the following gap. Each press
cycles the gap button through three
settings: Far, Medium, or Near.
.
To decrease the vehicle speed in
larger increments, press SET−
to the second detent. For each
press, the vehicle speed
decreases to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the
speedometer.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster
(Uplevel) 0 123 or Instrument
Cluster (Base Level) 0 120. The
increment value used depends on
the units displayed.
Selecting the Follow Distance Gap
When a slower moving vehicle is
detected ahead within the selected
following gap, ACC will adjust the
When pressed, the current gap
setting displays briefly on the
instrument cluster and HUD. The
gap setting will be maintained until it
is changed.
Since each gap setting corresponds
to a following time (Far, Medium,
or Near), the following distance will
vary based on vehicle speed. The
faster the vehicle speed, the further
back your vehicle will follow a
vehicle detected ahead. Consider
traffic and weather conditions when
selecting the following gap. The
range of selectable gaps may not be
appropriate for all drivers and
driving conditions.
Changing the gap setting
automatically changes the alert
timing sensitivity (Far, Medium,
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or Near) for the Forward Collision
Alert (FCA) feature. See Forward
Collision Alert (FCA) System 0 240.
Approaching and Following a
Vehicle
Alerting the Driver
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braking may feel or sound different
than if the brakes were applied
manually. This is normal.
Stationary or Very Slow-Moving
Objects
{ Warning
The vehicle ahead indicator is in the
instrument cluster and HUD display.
If ACC is engaged, driver action
may be required when ACC cannot
apply sufficient braking because of
approaching a vehicle too rapidly.
The vehicle ahead indicator only
displays when a vehicle is detected
in your vehicle’s path moving in the
same direction.
When this condition occurs, the
collision alert symbol on the HUD
will flash on the windshield. Either
eight beeps will sound from the
front, or both sides of the Safety
Alert Seat will pulse five times. See
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
If this symbol is not displaying, ACC
will not respond to or brake for
vehicles ahead.
See Defensive Driving 0 195.
ACC automatically slows the vehicle
down and adjusts vehicle speed to
follow the vehicle in front at the
selected follow gap. The vehicle
speed increases or decreases to
follow the vehicle in front of you, but
will not exceed the set speed. It may
apply limited braking, if necessary.
When braking is active, the brake
lights will come on. The automatic
ACC may not detect and react to
stopped or slow-moving vehicles
ahead of you. For example, the
system may not brake for a
vehicle it has never detected
moving. This can occur in
stop-and-go traffic or when a
vehicle suddenly appears due to
a vehicle ahead changing lanes.
Your vehicle may not stop and
could cause a crash. Use caution
when using ACC. Your complete
attention is always required while
driving and you should be ready
to take action and apply the
brakes.
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ACC Automatically Disengages
ACC may automatically disengage
and the driver will need to manually
apply the brakes to slow the
vehicle when:
. The sensors are blocked.
.
The Traction Control System
(TCS) or electronic stability
control system has activated or
been disabled.
.
No traffic or other objects are
being detected.
.
There is a fault in the system.
The ACC active symbol will not be
displayed when ACC is no longer
active.
Notification to Resume ACC
ACC will maintain a follow gap
behind a detected vehicle and slow
your vehicle to a stop behind that
vehicle.
If the stopped vehicle ahead has
driven away and ACC has not
resumed, the vehicle ahead
indicator will flash as a reminder to
check traffic ahead before
proceeding. In addition, the left and
right sides of the Safety Alert Seat
will pulse three times, or three
beeps will sound. See ”Alert Type”
and “Go Notifier” in “Collision/
Detection Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
When the vehicle ahead drives
away, ACC resumes automatically if
the stop was brief. If necessary,
press RES+ or the accelerator pedal
to resume cruise control. If stopped
for more than two minutes or if the
driver door is opened and the driver
safety belt is unbuckled, the ACC
automatically applies the Electric
Parking Brake (EPB) to hold the
vehicle. The Electric Parking Brake
status light will turn on. See Electric
Parking Brake 0 217. To resume
ACC and release the EPB, press
the accelerator pedal.
A DIC warning message may
display indicating to shift to P (Park)
before exiting the vehicle. See
Vehicle Messages 0 148.
{ Warning
If ACC has stopped the vehicle,
and if ACC is disengaged, turned
off, or canceled, the vehicle will
no longer be held at a stop. The
vehicle can move. When ACC is
holding the vehicle at a stop,
always be prepared to manually
apply the brakes.
{ Warning
Leaving the vehicle without
placing it in P (Park) can be
dangerous. Do not leave the
vehicle while it is being held at a
stop by ACC. Always place the
vehicle in P (Park) and turn off
the ignition before leaving the
vehicle.
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ACC Override
If using the accelerator pedal while
ACC is active, a DIC warning
message will indicate that automatic
braking will not occur. See Vehicle
Messages 0 148. ACC will resume
operation when the accelerator
pedal is not being pressed.
{ Warning
The ACC will not automatically
apply the brakes if your foot is
resting on the accelerator pedal.
You could crash into a vehicle
ahead of you.
Curves in the Road
{ Warning
On curves, ACC may not detect a
vehicle ahead in your lane. You
could be startled if the vehicle
accelerates up to the set speed,
especially when following a
vehicle exiting or entering exit
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Warning (Continued)
ramps. You could lose control of
the vehicle or crash. Do not use
ACC while driving on an entrance
or exit ramp. Always be ready to
use the brakes if necessary.
{
Warning
On curves, ACC may respond to
a vehicle in another lane, or may
not have time to react to a vehicle
in your lane. You could crash into
a vehicle ahead of you, or lose
control of your vehicle. Give extra
attention in curves and be ready
to use the brakes if necessary.
Select an appropriate speed while
driving in curves.
ACC may operate differently in a
sharp curve. It may reduce the
vehicle speed if the curve is too
sharp.
When following a vehicle and
entering a curve, ACC may not
detect the vehicle ahead and
accelerate to the set speed. When
this happens, the vehicle ahead
indicator will not appear.
ACC may detect a vehicle that is
not in your lane and apply the
brakes.
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ACC may occasionally provide an
alert and/or braking that is
considered unnecessary. It could
respond to vehicles in different
lanes, signs, guardrails, and other
stationary objects when entering or
exiting a curve. This is normal
operation. The vehicle does not
need service.
Do Not Use ACC on Hills and
When Towing a Trailer
The cruise control set speed is
erased from memory if J is
pressed or if the ignition is
turned off.
Cleaning the Sensing System
Other Vehicle Lane Changes
ACC will not detect a vehicle ahead
until it is completely in the lane. The
brakes may need to be manually
applied.
Erasing Speed Memory
Do not use ACC when driving on
steep hills or when towing a trailer.
ACC will not detect a vehicle in the
lane while driving on steep hills. The
driver will often need to take over
acceleration and braking on steep
hills, especially when towing a
trailer. If the brakes are applied, the
ACC disengages.
Disengaging ACC
There are three ways to
disengage ACC:
. Step lightly on the brake pedal.
.
.
*.
Press J.
Press
The camera sensor on the
windshield behind the rearview
mirror and the radar sensors on the
front of the vehicle can become
blocked by snow, ice, dirt, or mud.
These areas need to be cleaned for
ACC to operate properly.
For cleaning instructions, see
“Washing the Vehicle” under
Exterior Care 0 334.
System operation may also be
limited under snow, heavy rain,
or road spray conditions.
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Driver Assistance
Systems
This vehicle may have features that
work together to help avoid crashes
or reduce crash damage while
driving, backing, and parking. Read
this entire section before using
these systems.
Warning (Continued)
Under many conditions, these
systems will not:
.
Detect children,
pedestrians, bicyclists,
or animals.
.
Detect vehicles or objects
outside the area monitored
by the system.
.
Work at all driving speeds.
.
Warn you or provide you
with enough time to avoid a
crash.
{ Warning
Do not rely on the Driver
Assistance Systems. These
systems do not replace the need
for paying attention and driving
safely. You may not hear or feel
alerts or warnings provided by
these systems. Failure to use
proper care when driving may
result in injury, death, or vehicle
damage. See Defensive
Driving 0 195.
(Continued)
.
Work under poor visibility or
bad weather conditions.
.
Work if the detection sensor
is not cleaned or is covered
by ice, snow, mud, or dirt.
.
Work if the detection sensor
is covered up, such as with
a sticker, magnet, or metal
plate.
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Warning (Continued)
.
Work if the area surrounding
the detection sensor is
damaged or not properly
repaired.
Complete attention is always
required while driving, and you
should be ready to take action
and apply the brakes and/or steer
the vehicle to avoid crashes.
Audible or Safety Alert Seat
Some driver assistance features
alert the driver of obstacles by
beeping. To change the volume of
the warning chime, see “Comfort
and Convenience” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
If equipped with the Safety Alert
Seat, the driver seat cushion may
provide a vibrating pulse alert
instead of beeping. To change this,
see “Collision/Detection Systems”
under Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
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Assistance Systems for
Parking or Backing
If equipped, the Rear Vision Camera
(RVC), Rear Parking Assist (RPA),
Front Parking Assist (FPA),
Surround Vision, Front Vision
Camera, Rear Automatic Braking
(RAB) and Backing Warning
System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert
(RCTA), and Automatic Parking
Assist (APA) may help the driver
park or avoid objects. Always check
around the vehicle when parking or
backing.
Displayed images may be farther or
closer than they appear. The area
displayed is limited and objects that
are close to either corner of the
bumper or under the bumper do not
display.
A warning triangle may display on
the RVC screen to show that RPA
has detected an object. This triangle
changes from amber to red and
increases in size the closer the
object.
1. View Displayed by the
Camera
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
When the vehicle is shifted into
R (Reverse), the RVC displays an
image of the area behind the vehicle
in the center stack display. The
previous screen displays when the
vehicle is shifted out of R (Reverse)
after a short delay. To return to the
previous screen sooner, press a
button on the infotainment system,
shift into P (Park), or reach a vehicle
speed of 8 km/h (5 mph).
1. View Displayed by the
Camera
2. Corners of the Rear Bumper
Surround Vision
If equipped, Surround Vision
displays an image of the area
surrounding the vehicle, along with
the front or rear camera views in the
center stack. The front camera is in
the grille or near the front emblem,
the side cameras are on the bottom
of the outside rearview mirrors, and
the rear camera is above the license
plate.
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slower than 8 km/h (5 mph).
If equipped, the front view camera
also displays when the Front
Parking Assist system detects an
object within 30 cm (12 in).
{ Warning
The Surround Vision cameras
have blind spots and will not
display all objects near the
corners of the vehicle. Folding
side mirrors that are out of
position will not display surround
view correctly. Always check
around the vehicle when parking
or backing.
{ Warning
1. Views Displayed by the
Surround Vision Cameras
2. Area Not Shown
Front Vision Camera
1. Views Displayed by the
Surround Vision Cameras
2. Area Not Shown
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If equipped, a view of the area in
front of the vehicle displays in the
center stack. The view displays after
shifting from R (Reverse) to a
forward gear, or by pressing
CAMERA in the center stack, and
when the vehicle is moving forward
The camera(s) do not display
children, pedestrians, bicyclists,
crossing traffic, animals, or any
other object outside of the
cameras’ field of view, below the
bumper, or under the vehicle.
Shown distances may be different
from actual distances. Do not
drive or park the vehicle using
only these camera(s). Always
check behind and around the
vehicle before driving. Failure to
use proper care may result in
injury, death, or vehicle damage.
Parking Assist
With RPA, and if equipped with FPA,
as the vehicle moves at speeds of
less than 8 km/h (5 mph) the
sensors on the bumpers may detect
objects up to 2.5 m (8 ft) behind and
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1.2 m (4 ft) in front of the vehicle
within a zone 25 cm (10 in) high off
the ground and below bumper level.
These detection distances may be
shorter during warmer or humid
weather. Blocked sensors will not
detect objects and can also cause
false detections. Keep the sensors
clean of mud, dirt, snow, ice, and
slush; and clean sensors after a car
wash in freezing temperatures.
{ Warning
The Parking Assist system does
not detect children, pedestrians,
bicyclists, animals, or objects
located below the bumper or that
are too close or too far from the
vehicle. It is not available at
speeds greater than 8 km/h
(5 mph). To prevent injury, death,
or vehicle damage, even with
parking assist, always check the
area around the vehicle and
check all mirrors before moving
forward or backing.
Backing Warning and Rear
Automatic Braking
The instrument cluster may have a
parking assist display with bars that
show “distance to object” and object
location information for the Parking
Assist system. As the object gets
closer, more bars light up and the
bars change color from yellow to
amber to red.
When an object is first detected in
the rear, one beep will be heard
from the rear, or both sides of the
Safety Alert Seat will pulse two
times. When an object is very close
(<0.6 m (2 ft) in the vehicle rear,
or <0.3 m (1 ft) in the vehicle front),
five beeps will sound from the front
or rear depending on object
location, or both sides of the Safety
Alert Seat will pulse five times.
Beeps for FPA are higher pitched
than for RPA.
Vehicles with Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC) have the Backing
Warning System and Rear
Automatic Braking (RAB) system.
The Backing Warning part of this
system can warn of rear objects
when backing up at speeds greater
than 8 km/h (5 mph).
The Backing Warning System will
beep once from the rear when an
object is first detected, or pulse
twice on both sides of the Safety
Alert Seat. When the system
detects a potential crash, beeps will
be heard from the rear, or five
pulses will be felt on both sides of
the Safety Alert Seat. There may
also be a brief, sharp application of
the brakes.
{ Warning
The Backing Warning System
only operates at speeds greater
than 8 km/h (5 mph). It does not
detect children, pedestrians,
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{ Warning
bicyclists, animals, or objects
below the bumper or that are too
close or too far from the vehicle.
In some situations, such as at
higher backing speeds, there may
not be enough time for the short,
sharp application of the vehicle
brake system to occur. To prevent
injury, death, or vehicle damage,
even with the Backing Warning
System, always check the area
around the vehicle and check all
mirrors before backing.
RAB may not avoid many types of
backing crashes. Do not wait for
the automatic braking to apply.
This system is not designed to
replace driver braking and only
works in R (Reverse) when an
object is detected directly behind
the vehicle. It may not brake or
stop in time to avoid a crash.
It will not brake for objects when
the vehicle is moving at very low
speeds. It does not detect
children, pedestrians, bicyclists,
animals, or objects below the
bumper or that are too close or
too far from the vehicle. To
prevent injury, death, or vehicle
damage, even with RAB, always
check the area around the vehicle
before and while backing.
When the vehicle is in R (Reverse),
if the system detects the vehicle is
backing too fast to avoid a crash
with a detected object behind your
vehicle in your path, it may
automatically brake hard to a stop to
help avoid or reduce the harm
caused by a backing crash.
Pressing the brake pedal after the
vehicle comes to a stop will release
RAB. If the brake pedal is not
pressed soon after the stop, the
Electric Parking Brake (EPB) may
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be set. When it is safe, press the
accelerator pedal firmly at any time
to override RAB.
{ Warning
There may be instances where
unexpected or undesired
automatic braking occurs. If this
happens, either press the brake
pedal or firmly press the
accelerator pedal to release the
brakes from the RAB system.
Before releasing the brakes,
check the RVC screen and check
the area around the vehicle to
make sure it is safe to proceed.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
If equipped, RCTA displays a red
warning triangle with a left or right
pointing arrow on the RVC screen to
warn of traffic coming from the left
or right. This system detects objects
coming from up to 20 m (65 ft) from
the left or right side of the vehicle.
When an object is detected, either
three beeps sound from the left or
right or three Safety Alert Seat
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pulses occur on the left or right side,
depending on the direction of the
detected vehicle.
Use caution while backing up when
towing a trailer, as the RCTA
detection zones that extend out
from the back of the vehicle do not
move further back when a trailer is
towed.
See Radio Frequency
Statement 0 373.
Turning the Features On or Off
Touch X on the center stack to
turn on or off the Front and Rear
Parking Assist, Rear Automatic
Braking (RAB), Rear Cross Traffic
Alert (RCTA), and the Backing
Warning System at the same time.
The indicator light next to the button
comes on when the features are on
and turns off when the features
have been disabled.
Turn off parking assist, RCTA, and
RAB when towing a trailer.
To turn the RPA symbols or
guidance lines (on some models) on
or off, see “Rear Camera” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
RCTA can also be turned on or off
through vehicle personalization. See
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
Automatic Parking
Assist (APA)
If equipped, APA searches for and
steers the vehicle into parallel and
perpendicular parking spots. When
using APA, you must still shift gears,
and control the brakes and
accelerator. The Driver information
Center (DIC) and audible beeps
help to guide parking maneuvers.
Do not use APA when towing a
trailer.
{ Warning
APA does not apply the brakes.
APA may not detect objects in the
parking space, objects that are
soft or narrow, objects high off the
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ground such as flatbed trucks,
or objects below ground level
such as large potholes. Always
verify that the parking space is
appropriate for parking a vehicle.
APA does not respond to changes
in the parking space, such as
movement of an adjacent vehicle,
or a person or object entering the
parking space. APA does not
detect or avoid traffic that is
behind or alongside of the
vehicle. Always be prepared to
stop the vehicle during the
parking maneuver.
Touch O on the center stack to
enable the system to search for a
parking space that is large enough
and within 1.5 m (5 ft) of the vehicle.
The vehicle speed must be below
30 km/h (18 mph). The system
cannot:
. Detect whether it is a legal
parking space.
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Park exactly lined up with the
vehicle next to it if the spot is
approached at an angle or if the
parking space is angled.
After completely passing a large
enough space, an audible beep
occurs and a red symbol displays in
the DIC.
.
Park exactly centered in a spot
that is marked too large.
.
Always detect short curbs.
If the vehicle is in R (Reverse), but
does not steer into the expected
space, this may be because the
system is maneuvering the vehicle
into a previously detected space.
The APA system does not need
service.
If the vehicle is equipped with
perpendicular parking mode, touch
and hold O during the search
process to switch the APA parking
mode between perpendicular and
parallel parking.
APA searches for parking spaces to
the right of the vehicle. To search for
a parking space to the left, turn on
the left turn signal.
APA will instruct the vehicle to stop
once a large enough space is found.
Follow the instructions in the DIC.
When instructed to drive in reverse,
shift to R (Reverse) to engage
automatic steering. The steering
wheel will vibrate briefly as a
reminder to remove hands from the
steering wheel. Check surroundings
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and continue braking or accelerating
as needed, and be prepared to stop
to avoid vehicles, pedestrians,
or objects. If the vehicle exceeds
10 km/h (6 mph), APA is
automatically disengaged. A DIC
progress arrow displays the status
of the parking maneuver. Depending
on the space size, additional
maneuvers may be required, and
there will be additional instructions.
When changing gears, allow the
automatic steering to complete
before continuing the parking
maneuver. APA will beep and
display a PARKING COMPLETE
message. Place the vehicle in
P (Park).
APA may automatically disengage if:
. The steering wheel is used by
the driver.
. The maximum allowed speed is
exceeded.
. There is a failure with the APA
system.
. Electronic stability control or
antilock brakes are activated.
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A high priority vehicle message
is displayed in the DIC.
To cancel APA, touch
O again.
When the System Does Not Seem
to Work Properly
The APA system may require a
short period of driving along curves
to calibrate.
Assistance Systems for
Driving
If equipped, when driving the
vehicle in a forward gear, Forward
Collision Alert (FCA), Lane
Departure Warning (LDW), Lane
Keep Assist (LKA), Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA), Lane Change Alert
(LCA), the Front Automatic Braking
(FAB) system, the Front Pedestrian
Braking (FPB) system and/or the
Night Vision system can help to
avoid a crash or reduce crash
damage.
Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System
If equipped, the FCA system may
help to avoid or reduce the harm
caused by front-end crashes. When
approaching a vehicle ahead too
quickly, FCA provides a red flashing
alert on the windshield and rapidly
beeps or pulses the driver seat.
FCA also lights an amber visual
alert if following another vehicle
much too closely.
FCA detects vehicles within a
distance of approximately 60 m
(197 ft) and operates at speeds
above 8 km/h (5 mph). If the vehicle
has Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),
it can detect vehicles to distances of
approximately 110 m (360 ft) and
operates at all speeds. See
Adaptive Cruise Control 0 225.
{ Warning
FCA is a warning system and
does not apply the brakes. When
approaching a slower-moving or
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stopped vehicle ahead too rapidly,
or when following a vehicle too
closely, FCA may not provide a
warning with enough time to help
avoid a crash. It also may not
provide any warning at all. FCA
does not warn of pedestrians,
animals, signs, guardrails,
bridges, construction barrels,
or other objects. Be ready to take
action and apply the brakes. See
Defensive Driving 0 195.
FCA can be disabled with the FCA
steering wheel control, or if your
vehicle is equipped with Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC), through
vehicle personalization. See
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
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Detecting the Vehicle Ahead
FCA warnings will not occur unless
the FCA system detects a vehicle
ahead. When a vehicle is detected,
the vehicle ahead indicator will
display green. Vehicles may not be
detected on curves, highway exit
ramps, or hills, due to poor visibility;
or if a vehicle ahead is partially
blocked by pedestrians or other
objects. FCA will not detect another
vehicle ahead until it is completely
in the driving lane.
{ Warning
FCA does not provide a warning
to help avoid a crash, unless it
detects a vehicle. FCA may not
detect a vehicle ahead if the FCA
sensor is blocked by dirt, snow,
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or ice, or if the windshield is
damaged. It may also not detect a
vehicle on winding or hilly roads,
or in conditions that can limit
visibility such as fog, rain,
or snow, or if the headlamps or
windshield are not cleaned or in
proper condition. Keep the
windshield, headlamps, and FCA
sensors clean and in good repair.
Collision Alert
With Head-Up Display
Without Head-Up Display
When your vehicle approaches
another detected vehicle too rapidly,
the red FCA display will flash on the
windshield. Also, eight rapid
high-pitched beeps will sound from
the front, or both sides of the Safety
Alert Seat will pulse five times.
When this Collision Alert occurs, the
brake system may prepare for driver
braking to occur more rapidly which
can cause a brief, mild deceleration.
Continue to apply the brake pedal
as needed. Cruise control may be
disengaged when the Collision Alert
occurs.
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Tailgating Alert
The vehicle ahead indicator will
display amber when you are
following a vehicle ahead much too
closely.
Selecting the Alert Timing
or on some vehicles, Off. The first
button press shows the current
setting on the DIC. Additional button
presses will change this setting. The
chosen setting will remain until it is
changed and will affect the timing of
both the Collision Alert and the
Tailgating Alert features. The timing
of both alerts will vary based on
vehicle speed. The faster the
vehicle speed, the farther away the
alert will occur. Consider traffic and
weather conditions when selecting
the alert timing. The range of
selectable alert timings may not be
appropriate for all drivers and
driving conditions.
If your vehicle is equipped with
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),
changing the FCA timing setting
automatically changes the following
gap setting (Far, Medium, or Near).
Unnecessary Alerts
The Collision Alert control is on the
steering wheel. Press [ to set the
FCA timing to Far, Medium, or Near,
FCA may provide unnecessary
alerts for turning vehicles, vehicles
in other lanes, objects that are not
vehicles, or shadows. These alerts
are normal operation and the
vehicle does not need service.
Cleaning the System
If the FCA system does not seem to
operate properly, cleaning the
outside of the windshield in front of
the rearview mirror, and cleaning the
front of the vehicle where radar
sensors are located, may correct
the issue.
Front Automatic Braking
(FAB) System
If the vehicle has Forward Collision
Alert (FCA), it also has FAB, which
includes Intelligent Brake
Assist (IBA). When the system
detects a vehicle ahead in your path
that is traveling in the same
direction that you may be about to
crash into, it can provide a boost to
braking or automatically brake the
vehicle. This can help avoid or
lessen the severity of crashes when
driving in a forward gear. Depending
on the situation, the vehicle may
automatically brake moderately or
hard. This forward automatic
braking can only occur if a vehicle is
detected. This is shown by the FCA
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vehicle ahead indicator being lit.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 240.
The system works when driving in a
forward gear between 8 km/h
(5 mph) and 80 km/h (50 mph),
or on vehicles with Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC), above 4 km/h
(2 mph). It can detect vehicles up to
approximately 60 m (197 ft).
{ Warning
FAB is an emergency crash
preparation feature and is not
designed to avoid crashes. Do
not rely on FAB to brake the
vehicle. FAB will not brake
outside of its operating speed
range and only responds to
detected vehicles.
FAB may not:
.
Detect a vehicle ahead on
winding or hilly roads.
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.
Detect all vehicles,
especially vehicles with a
trailer, tractors, muddy
vehicles, etc.
.
Detect a vehicle when
weather limits visibility, such
as in fog, rain, or snow.
.
Detect a vehicle ahead if it
is partially blocked by
pedestrians or other objects.
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{ Warning
FAB may automatically brake the
vehicle suddenly in situations
where it is unexpected and
undesired. It could respond to a
turning vehicle ahead, guardrails,
signs, and other non-moving
objects. To override FAB, firmly
press the accelerator pedal, if it is
safe to do so.
Complete attention is always
required while driving, and you
should be ready to take action
and apply the brakes and/or steer
the vehicle to avoid crashes.
Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA)
FAB may slow the vehicle to a
complete stop to try to avoid a
potential crash. If this happens, FAB
may engage the Electric Parking
Brake (EPB) to hold the vehicle at a
stop. Release the EPB or firmly
press the accelerator pedal.
Minor brake pedal pulsations or
pedal movement during this time is
normal and the brake pedal should
continue to be applied as needed.
IBA will automatically disengage
only when the brake pedal is
released.
IBA may activate when the brake
pedal is applied quickly by providing
a boost to braking based on the
speed of approach and distance to
a vehicle ahead.
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{ Warning
Front Pedestrian Braking
(FPB) System
IBA may increase vehicle braking
in situations when it may not be
necessary. You could block the
flow of traffic. If this occurs, take
your foot off the brake pedal and
then apply the brakes as needed.
If equipped, the FPB system may
help avoid or reduce the harm
caused by front-end crashes with
nearby pedestrians when driving in
a forward gear. FPB displays an
amber indicator, ~, when a nearby
pedestrian is detected directly
ahead. When approaching a
detected pedestrian too quickly,
FPB provides a red flashing alert on
the windshield and rapidly beeps or
pulses the driver seat. FPB can
provide a boost to braking or
automatically brake the vehicle. This
system includes Intelligent Brake
Assist (IBA), and the Front
Automatic Braking (FAB) System
may also respond to pedestrians.
See Front Automatic Braking (FAB)
System 0 242.
FAB and IBA can be disabled
through vehicle personalization. See
“Auto Collision Preparation” in
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
{ Warning
Using FAB or IBA while towing a
trailer could cause you to lose
control of the vehicle and crash.
Turn the system to Alert, or if the
vehicle has ACC to Off, when
towing a trailer.
The FPB system can detect and
alert to pedestrians in a forward
gear at speeds between 8 km/h
(5 mph) and 80 km/h (50 mph).
During daytime driving, the system
detects pedestrians up to a distance
of approximately 40 m (131 ft).
During nighttime driving, system
performance is very limited. If the
vehicle is equipped with the Night
Vision system, during nighttime
driving, the vehicle can detect and
alert to pedestrians whenever in a
forward gear.
{ Warning
FPB does not provide an alert or
automatically brake the vehicle,
unless it detects a pedestrian.
FPB may not detect pedestrians,
including children:
. When the pedestrian is not
directly ahead, fully visible,
or standing upright, or when
part of a group.
. Due to poor visibility,
including nighttime
conditions, fog, rain,
or snow.
. If the FPB sensor is blocked
by dirt, snow, or ice.
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.
If the headlamps or
windshield are not cleaned
or in proper condition.
Be ready to take action and apply
the brakes. For more information,
see Defensive Driving 0 195.
Keep the windshield, headlamps,
and FPB sensor clean and in
good repair.
FPB can be set to Off, Alert, or Alert
& Brake through vehicle
personalization. See “Front
Pedestrian Detection” in “Collision/
Detection Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
FPB alerts and automatic braking
will not occur unless the FPB
system detects a pedestrian. When
a nearby pedestrian is detected
directly in front of the vehicle, the
pedestrian ahead indicator will
display amber.
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Alert Seat will pulse five times.
When this Pedestrian Alert occurs,
the brake system may prepare for
driver braking to occur more rapidly
which can cause a brief, mild
deceleration. Continue to apply the
brake pedal as needed. Cruise
control may be disengaged when
the Front Pedestrian Alert occurs.
Automatic Braking
With Head-Up Display
Detecting the Pedestrian
Ahead
Without Head-Up Display
When the vehicle approaches a
pedestrian ahead too rapidly, the
red FPB alert display will flash on
the windshield. Eight rapid
high-pitched beeps will sound from
the front, or both sides of the Safety
If FPB detects it is about to crash
into a pedestrian directly ahead, and
the brakes have not been applied,
FPB may automatically brake
moderately or brake hard. This can
help to avoid some very low speed
pedestrian crashes or reduce
pedestrian injury. FPB can
automatically brake to detected
pedestrians between 8 km/h (5 mph)
and 80 km/h (50 mph). Automatic
braking levels may be reduced
under certain conditions, such as
higher speeds. If also equipped with
the Night Vision system, pedestrians
detected by the Night Vision system
will not cause automatic braking to
occur.
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If this happens, Automatic Braking
may engage the Electric Parking
Brake (EPB) to hold the vehicle at a
stop. Release the EPB. A firm press
of the accelerator pedal will also
release Automatic Braking and
the EPB.
{ Warning
FPB may alert or automatically
brake the vehicle suddenly in
situations where it is unexpected
and undesired. It could falsely
alert or brake for objects similar in
shape or size to pedestrians,
including shadows. This is normal
operation and the vehicle does
not need service. To override
Automatic Braking, firmly press
the accelerator pedal, if it is safe
to do so.
Automatic Braking can be disabled
through vehicle personalization. See
“Front Pedestrian Detection” in
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
{ Warning
Using the Front Pedestrian
Braking system while towing a
trailer could cause you to lose
control of the vehicle and crash.
Turn the system to Alert or Off
when towing a trailer.
animal. When the system detects
that the vehicle is approaching a
pedestrian ahead much too quickly,
the box changes to red.
Cleaning the System
If FPB does not seem to operate
properly, cleaning the outside of the
windshield in front of the rearview
mirror may correct the issue.
Night Vision System
If equipped, this system can help
the driver see and alert the driver to
pedestrians or large animals ahead
of the vehicle beyond the area lit by
the headlamps. A thermal heat
image of the view ahead is
displayed when it is dark enough
outside. If a pedestrian or large
animal is detected more than 25 m
(82 ft) away, an amber pedestrian or
animal icon displays and a box
appears around the pedestrian or
With the Front Pedestrian Braking
system turned on, Night Vision
provides a red Head-Up Display
(HUD) alert when the system
detects that the vehicle is
approaching a pedestrian ahead
much too quickly. In addition, an
alert beeps or the Safety Alert Seat
pulses, if equipped. See Front
Pedestrian Braking (FPB)
System 0 244.
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{ Warning
The system does not detect all
objects or the vehicle distance
from objects. The system may not
provide a warning with enough
time to help avoid a crash.
By selecting a view on the
instrument cluster, the Night Vision
image can be displayed. See
Instrument Cluster (Uplevel) 0 123
or Instrument Cluster (Base Level)
0 120. The Night Vision system can
operate only if:
. The ignition is on.
.
The vehicle is in P (Park) or a
forward gear.
.
It is dark enough outside.
.
The headlamps are on.
Adjust the instrument panel
brightness to make the image no
brighter than necessary. Turn the
image off by selecting another view
on the instrument cluster.
1. Low-Beam Headlamps
2. High-Beam Headlamps
3. Night Vision System
Warm objects, such as pedestrians,
animals, and other moving vehicles,
should appear whiter on the Night
Vision display. Cold objects, such as
the sky, signs, and parked vehicles,
should appear darker. Night Vision
only shows objects that are warmer
or colder than the surroundings.
It does not detect brake lamps, turn
signals, emergency flashers, traffic
lights, or sign information.
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Use this system as an aid by
occasionally glancing at the image.
Do not stare at the image or use the
image under well-lit conditions.
{ Warning
Do not stare at the image while
driving as this might cause
important objects ahead not to be
seen. You could crash, and you
or others could be injured.
When a pedestrian or large animal
is detected, an amber box displays
around the pedestrian or animal on
the Night Vision display and an
amber pedestrian icon, ~, or animal
icon, !, displays on the instrument
cluster. This pedestrian icon is also
shown on the Head-Up Display
(HUD). When the system detects
the vehicle is approaching a
pedestrian much too quickly, the
amber box turns red, and a red
flashing icon, ~, displays on the
HUD with rapid beeping or pulsing
of the Safety Alert Seat, if equipped.
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System pedestrian icons, beeps,
and (if equipped) Safety Alert Seat
pulses can be set to Off through
vehicle personalization by turning
off the Front Pedestrian Braking
system. See “Front Pedestrian
Detection” in “Collision/Detection
Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 159.
{ Warning
The Night Vision system does not
automatically brake the vehicle.
It does not provide alerts unless it
detects a pedestrian or large
animal. The system may not
detect pedestrians, including
children, or animals:
. If they are less than 25 m
(82 ft) away.
. If they are not directly
ahead in the sensor
coverage area, fully visible,
standing upright, or part of a
group.
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Warning (Continued)
.
If the pedestrian or animal is
moving too quickly through
the field of view, such as a
bicyclist.
.
If the pedestrian is wearing
certain types of clothing.
.
If headlamps are off, except
when parked.
.
If the outside temperature is
higher than 30 °C (86 °F).
.
Due to poor visibility,
including in heavy fog, rain,
or snow.
.
If the sensor is blocked by
dirt, snow, rain, or ice.
Be ready to take action and apply
the brakes. For more information,
see Defensive Driving 0 195.
Keep the Night Vision sensor
clean and in good repair.
Pedestrian detection may not be
available in high outside
temperatures. An amber icon, *,
displays. The system does not need
service.
In rain, snow, or fog the image may
not be clear and the direction of the
road ahead may not be seen. In
more severe weather conditions, the
image may be unclear and
unusable. The system does not
need service.
Keep the system sensor clean by
activating the windshield washer up
to five times when it is dark enough
for the system to operate. If the
Night Vision image still looks blurry,
use a soft wet cloth to gently clean
the sensor camera lens and dry
thoroughly. The sensor is behind the
front grille to the inside of the driver
side headlamp.
The camera must also be aligned to
work correctly. If the camera needs
adjustment, see your dealer. Do not
attempt to adjust the camera
yourself.
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Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA)
If equipped, the SBZA system is a
lane-changing aid that assists
drivers with avoiding crashes that
occur with moving vehicles in the
side blind zone (or spot) areas.
When the vehicle is in a forward
gear, the left or right side mirror
display will light up if a moving
vehicle is detected in that blind
zone. If the turn signal is activated
and a vehicle is also detected on
the same side, the display will flash
as an extra warning not to change
lanes. Since this system is part of
the Lane Change Alert (LCA)
system, read the entire LCA section
before using this feature.
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
If equipped, the LCA system is a
lane-changing aid that assists
drivers with avoiding lane change
crashes that occur with moving
vehicles in the side blind zone (or
spot) areas or with vehicles rapidly
approaching these areas from
behind. The LCA warning display
will light up in the corresponding
outside side mirror and will flash if
the turn signal is on.
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LCA Detection Zones
{ Warning
LCA does not alert the driver to
vehicles outside of the system
detection zones, pedestrians,
bicyclists, or animals. It may not
provide alerts when changing
lanes under all driving conditions.
Failure to use proper care when
changing lanes may result in
injury, death, or vehicle damage.
Before making a lane change,
always check mirrors, glance over
your shoulder, and use the turn
signals.
1. SBZA Detection Zone
2. LCA Detection Zone
The LCA sensor covers a zone of
approximately one lane over from
both sides of the vehicle, or 3.5 m
(11 ft). The height of the zone is
approximately between 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
and 2 m (6 ft) off the ground. The
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
warning area starts at approximately
the middle of the vehicle and goes
back 5 m (16 ft). Drivers are also
warned of vehicles rapidly
approaching from up to 70 m (230 ft)
behind the vehicle.
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How the System Works
The LCA symbol lights up in the
side mirrors when the system
detects a moving vehicle in the next
lane over that is in the side blind
zone or rapidly approaching that
zone from behind. A lit LCA symbol
indicates it may be unsafe to
change lanes. Before making a lane
change, check the LCA display,
check mirrors, glance over your
shoulder, and use the turn signals.
Left Side Mirror Right Side Mirror
Display
Display
When the vehicle is started, both
outside mirror LCA displays will
briefly come on to indicate the
system is operating. When the
vehicle is in a forward gear, the left
or right side mirror display will light
up if a moving vehicle is detected in
the next lane over in that blind zone
or rapidly approaching that zone.
If the turn signal is activated in the
same direction as a detected
vehicle, this display will flash as an
extra warning not to change lanes.
LCA can be disabled through
vehicle personalization using the
Side Blind Zone Alert option. See
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 159.
If LCA is disabled by the driver, the
LCA mirror displays will not light up.
When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
The LCA system requires some
driving for the system to calibrate to
maximum performance. This
calibration may occur more quickly if
the vehicle is driving on a straight
highway road with traffic and
roadside objects (e.g., guardrails,
barriers).
LCA displays may not come on
when passing a vehicle quickly, for
a stopped vehicle, or when towing a
trailer. The LCA detection zones
that extend back from the side of
the vehicle do not move further back
when a trailer is towed. Use caution
while changing lanes when towing a
trailer. LCA may alert to objects
attached to the vehicle, such as a
trailer, bicycle, or object extending
out to either side of the vehicle.
Attached objects may also interfere
with the detection of vehicles. This
is normal system operation; the
vehicle does not need service.
LCA may not always alert the driver
to vehicles in the next lane over,
especially in wet conditions or when
driving on sharp curves. The system
does not need to be serviced. The
system may light up due to
guardrails, signs, trees, shrubs, and
other non-moving objects. This is
normal system operation; the
vehicle does not need service.
LCA may not operate when the LCA
sensors in the left or right corners of
the rear bumper are covered with
mud, dirt, snow, ice, or slush, or in
heavy rainstorms. For cleaning
instructions, see "Washing the
Vehicle" under Exterior Care 0 334.
If the DIC still displays the system
unavailable message after cleaning
both sides of the vehicle toward the
rear corners of the vehicle, see your
dealer.
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If the LCA displays do not light up
when moving vehicles are in the
side blind zone or are rapidly
approaching this zone and the
system is clean, the system may
need service. Take the vehicle to
your dealer.
When LCA is disabled for any
reason other than the driver turning
it off, the Side Blind Zone Alert On
option will not be available on the
personalization menu.
Radio Frequency Information
See Radio Frequency
Statement 0 373.
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW)
If equipped, LDW may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may provide a
warning if the vehicle is crossing a
detected lane marking without using
a turn signal in the lane departure
direction. Since this system is part
of the Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
system, read the entire LKA section
before using this feature.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
If equipped, LKA may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may assist by gently
turning the steering wheel if the
vehicle approaches a detected lane
marking without using a turn signal
in that direction. It may also provide
a Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
system alert as the lane marking is
crossed. The LKA system will not
assist or provide an LDW alert if it
detects that you are actively
steering. Override LKA by turning
the steering wheel. LKA uses a
camera to detect lane markings
between 60 km/h (37 mph) and
180 km/h (112 mph).
{ Warning
The LKA system does not
continuously steer the vehicle.
It may not keep the vehicle in the
lane or give a Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) alert, even if a
lane marking is detected.
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Warning (Continued)
The LKA and LDW systems
may not:
. Provide an alert or enough
steering assist to avoid a
lane departure or crash.
. Detect lane markings under
poor weather or visibility
conditions. This can occur if
the windshield or
headlamps are blocked by
dirt, snow, or ice, if they are
not in proper condition, or if
the sun shines directly into
the camera.
. Detect road edges.
.
Detect lanes on winding or
hilly roads.
If LKA only detects lane markings
on one side of the road, it will
only assist or provide an LDW
alert when approaching the lane
on the side where it has detected
a lane marking. Even with LKA
and LDW, you must steer the
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Warning (Continued)
vehicle. Always keep your
attention on the road and
maintain proper vehicle position
within the lane, or vehicle
damage, injury, or death could
occur. Always keep the
windshield, headlamps, and
camera sensors clean and in
good repair. Do not use LKA in
bad weather conditions.
{ Warning
Using LKA while towing a trailer
or on slippery roads could cause
loss of control of the vehicle and
a crash. Turn the system off.
How the System Works
The LKA camera sensor is on the
windshield ahead of the rearview
mirror.
To turn LKA on and off, press
on the steering wheel.
A
When on, A is green if LKA is
available to assist and provide LDW
alerts. It may assist by gently
turning the steering wheel and
display A as amber if the vehicle
approaches a detected lane marking
without using a turn signal in that
direction. It may also provide an
LDW alert by flashing A amber
as the lane marking is crossed.
Additionally, there will be three
beeps, or the driver seat will pulse
three times, on the right or left,
depending on the lane departure
direction.
The LKA system does not
continuously steer the vehicle.
If LKA does not detect active driver
steering, an alert and chime may be
provided. Move the steering wheel
to dismiss.
When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
The system performance may be
affected by:
. Close vehicles ahead.
.
Sudden lighting changes, such
as when driving through tunnels.
.
Banked roads.
.
Roads with poor lane markings,
such as two-lane roads.
If the LKA system is not functioning
properly when lane markings are
clearly visible, cleaning the
windshield may help.
LKA assistance and/or LDW alerts
may occur due to tar marks,
shadows, cracks in the road,
temporary or construction lane
markings, or other road
imperfections. This is normal system
operation; the vehicle does not need
service. Turn LKA off if these
conditions continue.
Surround Vision
Recorder
If equipped, this system records the
360° camera views to an SD card.
Only images are recorded, no
sound. An SD card will be needed
for this system. The recommended
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Video List : Touch to display a list
of the most recent and saved
videos. Touch the delete button next
to the name to delete a saved video.
SD card is an 8-32GB SDHC card
with FAT32 file system,
Class 4 and over.
Rewind : Touch to rewind the video.
Touch again to stop rewinding.
Play/Pause : Touch to play or
pause a recorded video.
Insert an SD card into the card
reader in the trunk. Disable
recording from the playback screen
before removing the SD card from
the reader. Do not remove the card
while recording is enabled. This
could corrupt the video file and/or
the SD card.
Other files should not be stored on
the same SD card as the surround
vision recorder files. Storing other
files on the same card may increase
recording start up and playback time
or result in a loss of data.
To Activate : Touch Video Recorder
on the Home screen. Touch #.
# will have a red dot when the
video recorder is on. It will remain
on until it has been turned off.
Recording will start after exiting the
playback screen. Advise other
drivers and occupants of the vehicle
that video images are being
recorded.
To Deactivate : Touch Video
Recorder on the Home screen.
Touch #.
Select from the following when the
vehicle is in P (Park).
Exit : Touch to exit this application
and return to the previous app.
Fast Forward : Touch to fast
forward the video. Touch again to
stop fast forward.
Save : Touch to save a video. This
protects the video from being
erased. Once the SD card is full,
files will be overwritten unless they
have been saved.
Front/Rear Camera View : Select
to switch between the front and rear
camera views in playback.
Touching S Back returns to the
player view with video that was
previously loaded still showing.
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The latest recorded video file can be
played. In addition:
. There are approximately
12 hours of video storage based
on an 8GB SD card. This could
vary based on exterior lighting
conditions.
. The recorded video is stored in
five-minute-long files.
. All files can be viewed on the
playback app or when the SD
card is read by a personal
computer (PC).
. Once the SD card is full, the
oldest files will be overwritten.
Fuel
Use of the recommended fuel is an
important part of the proper
maintenance of this vehicle. When
driving in the U.S. and Canada, to
help keep the engine clean and
maintain optimum vehicle
performance, we recommend using
TOP TIER Detergent Gasolines.
See www.toptiergas.com for a list of
TOP TIER Detergent Gasolines.
If the vehicle has the 3.0L V6 twin
turbo engine, use premium
unleaded gasoline meeting ASTM
specification D4814 with a posted
octane rating of 91 or higher. If the
octane is less than 91, damage to
the engine may occur and may void
the vehicle warranty. If heavy
knocking is heard when using
gasoline rated at 91 octane or
higher, the engine needs service.
To Delete Data : Remove the SD
card from the vehicle and insert into
a PC to manually delete the file.
Error messages can occur if:
. No SD card is present.
.
There is a system error.
.
The SD card is full.
Regular unleaded gasoline rated at
87 octane or higher can be used,
but acceleration and fuel economy
will be reduced, and an audible
knocking noise may be heard. If this
occurs, use a gasoline rated at
91 octane or higher as soon as
possible. Otherwise, the engine
could be damaged. If heavy
knocking is heard when using
gasoline with a 91 octane rating or
higher, the engine needs service.
If the vehicle has the 2.0L L4 turbo
engine, use premium unleaded
gasoline meeting ASTM
specification D4814 with a posted
octane rating of 91 or higher.
If the vehicle has the 3.6L
V6 engine, use regular unleaded
gasoline meeting ASTM
specification D4814 with a posted
octane rating of 87 or higher. Do not
use gasoline with an octane rating
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below 87, as it may cause engine
damage and will lower fuel
economy.
Use of Seasonal Fuels
Use summer and winter fuels in the
appropriate season. The fuels
industry automatically modifies the
fuel for the appropriate season.
If fuel is left in the vehicle tank for
long periods of time, driving or
starting could be affected. Drive the
vehicle until the fuel is at one-half
tank or less, then refuel with the
current seasonal fuel.
Prohibited Fuels
Gasolines containing oxygenates
such as ethers and ethanol, as well
as reformulated gasolines, are
available in some cities. If these
gasolines comply with the
previously described specification,
then they are acceptable to use.
However, E85 (85% ethanol) and
other fuels containing more than
15% ethanol must be used only in
FlexFuel vehicles.
Caution
Do not use fuel containing
methanol. It can corrode metal
parts in the fuel system and also
damage plastic and rubber parts.
That damage would not be
covered under the vehicle
warranty.
Some gasolines, mainly high octane
racing gasolines, can contain an
octane-enhancing additive called
methylcyclopentadienyl manganese
tricarbonyl (MMT). Do not use
gasolines and/or fuel additives with
MMT as they can reduce spark plug
life and affect emission control
system performance. The
malfunction indicator lamp may turn
on. If this occurs, see your dealer
for service.
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California Fuel
Requirements
If the vehicle is certified to meet
California Emissions Standards, it is
designed to operate on fuels that
meet California specifications. See
the underhood emission control
label. If this fuel is not available in
states adopting California Emissions
Standards, the vehicle will operate
satisfactorily on fuels meeting
federal specifications, but emission
control system performance may be
affected. The malfunction indicator
lamp could turn on and the vehicle
may not pass a smog-check test.
See Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light) 0 133. If this
occurs, return to your authorized
dealer for diagnosis. If it is
determined that the condition is
caused by the type of fuel used,
repairs may not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
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Fuels in Foreign
Countries
If planning to drive in countries
outside the U.S. or Canada, the
proper fuel might be hard to find.
Check regional auto club or fuel
retail brand websites for availability
in the country where driving. Never
use leaded gasoline, fuel containing
methanol, manganese, or any other
fuel not recommended. Costly
repairs caused by use of improper
fuel would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
Filling the Tank
{ Warning
Fuel vapors and fuel fires burn
violently and can cause injury or
death.
.
To help avoid injuries to you
and others, read and follow
all the instructions on the
fuel pump island.
.
Turn off the engine when
refueling.
.
Keep sparks, flames, and
smoking materials away
from fuel.
.
Do not leave the fuel pump
unattended.
.
Do not use a cell phone
while refueling.
.
Do not reenter the vehicle
while pumping fuel.
.
Keep children away from
the fuel pump and never let
children pump fuel.
(Continued)
Fuel Additives
To keep fuel systems clean, TOP
TIER Detergent Gasoline is
recommended. See Fuel 0 254.
If TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline is
not available, one bottle of Fuel
System Treatment PLUS added to
the fuel tank at every engine oil
change, can help. Fuel System
Treatment PLUS is the only
gasoline additive recommended by
General Motors. It is available at
your dealer.
Warning (Continued)
.
Fuel can spray out if the
refueling nozzle is inserted
too quickly. This spray can
happen if the tank is nearly
full, and is more likely in hot
weather. Insert the refueling
nozzle slowly and wait for
any hiss noise to stop prior
to beginning to flow fuel.
If equipped, the fuel door is locked
when the vehicle doors are locked.
Press K on the RKE transmitter to
unlock.
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To open the fuel door, push and
release the rearward center edge of
the door.
The vehicle has a capless refueling
system and does not have a fuel
cap. The filling nozzle must be fully
inserted and latched prior to starting
fuel flow.
{ Warning
Overfilling the fuel tank by more
than three clicks of a standard fill
nozzle may cause:
. Vehicle performance issues,
including engine stalling and
damage to the fuel system.
. Fuel spills.
.
{ Warning
2. Insert and latch the funnel into
the capless fuel system.
If a fire starts while you are
refueling, do not remove the
nozzle. Shut off the flow of fuel by
shutting off the pump or by
notifying the station attendant.
Leave the area immediately.
{ Warning
Filling the Tank with a Portable
Gas Can
If the vehicle runs out of fuel and
must be filled from a portable
gas can:
Attempting to refuel without using
the funnel adapter may cause fuel
spillage and damage the capless
fuel system. This could cause a
fire and you or others could be
badly burned and the vehicle
could be damaged.
3. After filling the tank, remove
and clean the funnel adapter
and return it to the storage
location.
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container
Potential fuel fires.
Be careful not to spill fuel. Wait a
few seconds after you have finished
pumping before removing the
nozzle. Clean fuel from painted
surfaces as soon as possible. See
Exterior Care 0 334.
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1. Locate the capless funnel
adapter from under the carpet
in the trunk.
{ Warning
Filling a portable fuel container
while it is in the vehicle can cause
fuel vapors that can ignite either
by static electricity or other
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Warning (Continued)
means. You or others could be
badly burned and the vehicle
could be damaged. Always:
. Use approved fuel
containers.
. Remove the container from
the vehicle, trunk, or pickup
bed before filling.
. Place the container on the
ground.
. Place the nozzle inside the
fill opening of the container
before dispensing fuel, and
keep it in contact with the fill
opening until filling is
complete.
. Fill the container no more
than 95% full to allow for
expansion.
. Do not smoke, light
matches, or use lighters
while pumping fuel.
. Avoid using cell phones or
other electronic devices.
Trailer Towing
General Towing
Information
Only use towing equipment that has
been designed for the vehicle.
Contact your dealer or trailering
dealer for assistance with preparing
the vehicle for towing a trailer. Read
the entire section before towing a
trailer.
For towing a disabled vehicle, see
Towing the Vehicle 0 332. For
towing the vehicle behind another
vehicle such as a motor home, see
Recreational Vehicle Towing 0 332.
.
Do not tow a trailer during the
first 2 414 km (1,500 mi) to
prevent damage to the engine,
axle, or other parts.
.
Then during the first 800 km
(500 mi) of trailer towing, do not
drive over 80 km/h (50 mph) and
do not make starts at full throttle.
.
Vehicles can tow in D (Drive).
Shift the transmission to a lower
gear if the transmission shifts
too often under heavy loads and/
or hilly conditions.
.
Do not use Adaptive Cruise
Control when towing.
.
The Front Automatic Braking
System should be set to Off
when towing. See Front
Automatic Braking (FAB)
System 0 242.
.
Turn off Parking Assist when
towing.
Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips
Driving with a Trailer
When towing a trailer:
. Become familiar with the state
and local laws that apply to
trailer towing.
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{ Warning
When towing a trailer, exhaust
gases may collect at the rear of
the vehicle and enter if the
liftgate, trunk/hatch, or rear-most
window is open.
When towing a trailer:
. Do not drive with the
liftgate, trunk/hatch,
or rear-most window open.
. Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
. Also adjust the climate
control system to a setting
that brings in only outside
air. See “Climate Control
Systems” in the Index.
For more information about
carbon monoxide, see Engine
Exhaust 0 211.
Towing a trailer requires a certain
amount of experience. The
combination you are driving is
longer and not as responsive as the
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vehicle itself. Get acquainted with
the handling and braking of the rig
before setting out for the open road.
necessary to go much farther
beyond the passed vehicle before
returning to the lane.
Before starting, check all trailer hitch
parts and attachments, safety
chains, electrical connectors, lamps,
tires, and mirrors. If the trailer has
electric brakes, start the
combination moving and then apply
the trailer brake controller by hand
to be sure the brakes work.
Backing Up
During the trip, check occasionally
to be sure that the load is secure
and the lamps and any trailer
brakes still work.
Following Distance
Stay at least twice as far behind the
vehicle ahead as you would when
driving the vehicle without a trailer.
This can help to avoid heavy
braking and sudden turns.
Passing
More passing distance is needed
when towing a trailer. The
combination will not accelerate as
quickly and is longer so it is
Hold the bottom of the steering
wheel with one hand. To move the
trailer to the left, move that hand to
the left. To move the trailer to the
right, move your hand to the right.
Always back up slowly and,
if possible, have someone
guide you.
Making Turns
Caution
Making very sharp turns while
trailering could cause the trailer to
come in contact with the vehicle.
The vehicle could be damaged.
Avoid making very sharp turns
while trailering.
When turning with a trailer, make
wider turns than normal. Do this so
the trailer will not strike soft
shoulders, curbs, road signs, trees,
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If the trailer turn signal bulbs burn
out, the arrows on the instrument
cluster will still flash for turns. It is
important to check occasionally to
be sure the trailer bulbs are still
working.
vehicle may show signs similar to
engine overheating. To avoid this,
let the engine run while parked,
preferably on level ground, with the
automatic transmission in P (Park)
for a few minutes before turning the
engine off. If the overheat warning
comes on, see Engine
Overheating 0 283.
Driving on Grades
Parking on Hills
or other objects. Avoid jerky or
sudden maneuvers. Signal well in
advance.
Reduce speed and shift to a lower
gear before starting down a long or
steep downgrade. If the
transmission is not shifted down, the
brakes might get hot and no longer
work well.
Vehicles can tow in D (Drive). Shift
the transmission to a lower gear if
the transmission shifts too often
under heavy loads and/or hilly
conditions.
When towing at high altitude on
steep uphill grades, consider the
following: Engine coolant will boil at
a lower temperature than at normal
altitudes. If the engine is turned off
immediately after towing at high
altitude on steep uphill grades, the
{ Warning
Parking the vehicle on a hill with
the trailer attached can be
dangerous. If something goes
wrong, the rig could start to move.
People can be injured, and both
the vehicle and the trailer can be
damaged. When possible, always
park the rig on a flat surface.
If parking the rig on a hill:
1. Press the brake pedal, but do
not shift into P (Park) yet. Turn
the wheels into the curb if
facing downhill or into traffic if
facing uphill.
2. Have someone place chocks
under the trailer wheels.
3. When the wheel chocks are in
place, release the regular
brakes until the chocks absorb
the load.
4. Reapply the brake pedal. Then
apply the parking brake and
shift into P (Park).
5. Release the brake pedal.
Leaving After Parking on a Hill
1. Apply and hold the brake
pedal.
2. Start the engine.
3. Shift into a gear.
4. Release the parking brake.
5. Let up on the brake pedal.
6. Drive slowly until the trailer is
clear of the chocks.
7. Stop and have someone pick
up and store the chocks.
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Maintenance when Trailer
Towing
Weight of the Trailer
The vehicle needs service more
often when pulling a trailer. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 346.
Things that are especially important
in trailer operation are automatic
transmission fluid, engine oil, axle
lubricant, belts, cooling system, and
brake system. It is a good idea to
inspect these before and during
the trip.
It should never weigh more than
454 kg (1,000 lb). But even that can
be too heavy.
Check periodically to see that all
hitch nuts and bolts are tight.
Trailer Towing
Before pulling a trailer, three
important considerations have to do
with weight:
. Weight of the trailer.
.
Weight of the trailer tongue.
.
Total weight on your vehicle's
tires.
How heavy can a trailer safely be?
It depends on how the rig is used.
For example, speed, altitude, road
grades, outside temperature, and
how much the vehicle is used to pull
a trailer are all important. It can
depend on any special equipment
on the vehicle, and the amount of
tongue weight the vehicle can carry.
See “Weight of the Trailer Tongue”
following.
Maximum trailer weight is calculated
assuming only the driver is in the
tow vehicle and it has all the
required trailering equipment. The
weight of additional optional
equipment, passengers, and cargo
in the tow vehicle must be
subtracted from the maximum trailer
weight.
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Ask your dealer for trailering
information or advice, or write us at
our Customer Assistance Offices.
See Customer Assistance
Offices 0 365.
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
The tongue load (1) 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.
If there are a lot of options,
equipment, passengers, or cargo in
the vehicle, it will reduce the tongue
weight the vehicle can carry, which
will also reduce the trailer weight the
vehicle can tow. If towing a trailer,
the tongue load must be added to
the GVW because the vehicle will
be carrying that weight, too. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 200.
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Driving and Operating
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's
Tires
Be sure the vehicle's tires are
inflated to the upper limit for cold
tires. These numbers can be found
on the Tire and Loading Information
label. See Vehicle Load Limits
0 200. Make sure not to go over the
GVW limit for the vehicle, including
the weight of the trailer tongue.
The trailer tongue (1) should weigh
10% of the total loaded trailer
weight (2).
After loading the trailer, weigh the
trailer and then the tongue,
separately, to see if the weights are
proper. If they are not, adjustments
might be made by moving some
items around in the trailer.
Towing Equipment
Hitches
Use the correct hitch equipment.
See your dealer or a hitch dealer for
assistance.
. The rear bumper on the vehicle
is not intended for hitches. Do
not attach rental hitches or other
bumper-type hitches to it. Use
only a frame-mounted hitch that
does not attach to the bumper.
. The frame mounted hitch must
be compatible with aluminum.
. Will any holes be made in the
body of the vehicle when the
trailer hitch is installed? If so,
seal the holes when the hitch is
removed. If the holes are not
sealed, dirt, water, and deadly
carbon monoxide (CO) from the
exhaust can get into the vehicle.
See Engine Exhaust 0 211.
Safety Chains
Always attach chains between the
vehicle and the trailer. Cross the
safety chains under the tongue of
the trailer to help prevent the tongue
from contacting the road if it
becomes separated from the hitch.
Leave enough slack so the rig can
turn. Never allow safety chains to
drag on the ground.
Trailer Brakes
Does the trailer have its own
brakes? Be sure to read and follow
the instructions for the trailer brakes
so they are installed, adjusted, and
maintained properly.
Because the vehicle has antilock
brakes, do not tap into the vehicle's
brake system. If this is done, both
brake systems will not work well or
at all.
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Conversions and
Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical
Equipment
{ Warning
The Data Link Connector (DLC) is
used for vehicle service and
Emission Inspection/Maintenance
testing. See Malfunction Indicator
Lamp (Check Engine Light)
0 133. A device connected to the
DLC — such as an aftermarket
fleet or driver-behavior tracking
device — may interfere with
vehicle systems. This could affect
vehicle operation and cause a
crash. Such devices may also
access information stored in the
vehicle’s systems.
Caution
Some electrical equipment can
damage the vehicle or cause
components to not work and
would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Always check
with your dealer before adding
electrical equipment.
Add-on equipment can drain the
vehicle's 12-volt battery, even if the
vehicle is not operating.
The vehicle has an airbag system.
Before attempting to add anything
electrical to the vehicle, see
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped
Vehicle 0 87 and Adding Equipment
to the Airbag-Equipped
Vehicle 0 87.
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Vehicle Care
General Information
General Information . . . . . . . . . .
California Proposition
65 Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Perchlorate
Materials Requirements . . . . .
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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265
265
266
Vehicle Checks
Doing Your Own
Service Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Engine Compartment
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . 275
Automatic Transmission
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . . . 276
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Engine Overheating . . . . . . . . . . 283
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Battery - North America . . . . . . 287
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . 288
Automatic Transmission Shift
Lock Control Function
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Park Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . . . 289
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . 289
Windshield Replacement . . . . . 290
Headlamp Aiming
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Bulb Replacement
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . .
LED Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
License Plate Lamp . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . .
291
291
291
292
Electrical System
Electrical System Overload . . .
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . .
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
292
293
293
296
298
Wheels and Tires
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
All-Season Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Low-Profile Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Summer Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Tire Sidewall Labeling . . . . . . . . 303
Tire Designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Tire Terminology and
Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Tire Pressure for High-Speed
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Tire Pressure Monitor
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Tire Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Tire Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Different Size Tires and
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 320
Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
If a Tire Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . 328
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Jump Starting
Jump Starting - North
America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Towing the Vehicle
Towing the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Recreational Vehicle
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
General Information
For service and parts needs, visit
your dealer. You will receive
genuine GM parts and GM-trained
and supported service people.
Genuine GM parts have one of
these marks:
Appearance Care
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
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of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Engine exhaust, many parts
and systems, many fluids, and
some component wear by-products
contain and/or emit these
chemicals.
See Battery - North America 0 287
and Jump Starting - North
America 0 329.
California Perchlorate
Materials Requirements
California Proposition
65 Warning
WARNING: Most motor vehicles,
including this one, contain and/or
emit chemicals known to the State
Certain types of automotive
applications, such as airbag
initiators, safety belt pretensioners,
and lithium batteries contained in
Remote Keyless Entry transmitters,
may contain perchlorate materials.
Special handling may be necessary.
For additional information, see
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
perchlorate.
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Accessories and
Modifications
Adding non-dealer accessories or
making modifications to the vehicle
can affect vehicle performance and
safety, including such things as
airbags, braking, stability, ride and
handling, emissions systems,
aerodynamics, durability, and
electronic systems like antilock
brakes, traction control, and stability
control. These accessories or
modifications could even cause
malfunction or damage not covered
by the vehicle warranty.
Damage to suspension components
caused by modifying vehicle height
outside of factory settings will not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Damage to vehicle components
resulting from modifications or the
installation or use of non-GM
certified parts, including control
module or software modifications, is
not covered under the terms of the
vehicle warranty and may affect
remaining warranty coverage for
affected parts.
GM Accessories are designed to
complement and function with other
systems on the vehicle. See your
dealer to accessorize the vehicle
using genuine GM Accessories
installed by a dealer technician.
Also, see Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 87.
Vehicle Checks
Doing Your Own
Service Work
{ Warning
It can be dangerous to work on
your vehicle if you do not have
the proper knowledge, service
manual, tools, or parts. Always
follow owner manual procedures
and consult the service manual
for your vehicle before doing any
service work.
If doing some of your own service
work, use the proper service
manual. It tells you much more
about how to service the vehicle
than this manual can. To order the
proper service manual, see Service
Publications Ordering
Information 0 372.
This vehicle has an airbag system.
Before attempting to do your own
service work, see Servicing the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 87.
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Vehicle Care
Keep a record with all parts receipts
and list the mileage and the date of
any service work performed. See
Maintenance Records 0 358.
Clear any snow from the hood
before opening.
To open the hood:
Caution
Even small amounts of
contamination can cause damage
to vehicle systems. Do not allow
contaminants to contact the fluids,
reservoir caps, or dipsticks.
Gas struts and other metal
components under the hood can
get hot after running the engine.
Do not touch these components
as they can burn unprotected skin
and could cause serious injury.
Caution
Be sure the hood is completely
closed before driving. Damage
may occur if it is not.
To close the hood:
1. Before closing the hood, be
sure all filler caps are properly
installed.
2. Lower the hood approximately
46 cm (18 in) from the closed
position.
Hood
{ Warning
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1. Pull the hood release handle.
It is on the lower left side of the
instrument panel between the
door and the steering wheel.
2. Release the handle, then pull
the handle again to fully open
the hood.
3. Go to the front of the vehicle
and lift the hood open.
3. Then push the front center of
the hood with a swift, firm
motion.
4. Check to make sure the hood
is closed. If not, release the
hood from inside and repeat
Steps 1–3.
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Engine Compartment Overview
2.0L L4 Engine
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1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap. See
Cooling System 0 278.
2. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 276.
3. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See
Engine Oil 0 273.
4. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling
System 0 278.
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5. Engine Oil Dipstick. See
Engine Oil 0 273.
8. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Under
Cover). See Brake Fluid 0 286.
6. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 329.
9. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer
Fluid 0 284.
7. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 293.
10. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 329.
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1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap. See
Cooling System 0 278.
2. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 276.
3. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling
System 0 278.
4. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See
Engine Oil 0 273.
5. Engine Oil Dipstick. See
Engine Oil 0 273.
8. Brake Fluid Reservoir. See
Brake Fluid 0 286.
6. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 329.
9. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer
Fluid 0 284.
7. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 293.
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10. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 329.
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3.6L V6 Engine
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Vehicle Care
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap. See
Cooling System 0 278.
2. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 276.
3. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling
System 0 278.
4. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See
Engine Oil 0 273.
5. Engine Oil Dipstick. See
Engine Oil 0 273.
6. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 329.
7. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 293.
8. Brake Fluid Reservoir. See
Brake Fluid 0 286.
9. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer
Fluid 0 284.
10. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 329.
Engine Oil
To ensure proper engine
performance and long life, careful
attention must be paid to engine oil.
Following these simple, but
important steps will help protect
your investment:
. Use engine oil approved to the
proper specification and of the
proper viscosity grade. See
“Selecting the Right Engine Oil”
in this section.
. Check the engine oil level
regularly and maintain the
proper oil level. See “Checking
Engine Oil” and “When to Add
Engine Oil” later in this section.
. Change the engine oil at the
appropriate time. See Engine Oil
Life System 0 275.
. Always dispose of engine oil
properly. See “What to Do with
Used Oil” in this section.
Checking Engine Oil
It is a good idea to check the engine
oil level at each fuel fill. In order to
get an accurate reading, the vehicle
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must be on level ground. The
engine oil dipstick handle is a loop.
See Engine Compartment Overview
0 268 for the location of the engine
oil dipstick.
1. If the engine has been running
recently, turn off the engine and
allow several minutes for the oil
to drain back into the oil pan.
Checking the oil level too soon
after engine shutoff will not
provide an accurate oil level
reading.
{ Warning
The engine oil dipstick handle
may be hot; it could burn you.
Use a towel or glove to touch the
dipstick handle.
2. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it
with a clean paper towel or
cloth, then push it back in all
the way. Remove it again,
keeping the tip down, and
check the level.
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When to Add Engine Oil
2.0L L4 Engine
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine Shown,
3.6L V6 Engine Similar
If the oil is below the cross-hatched
area at the tip of the dipstick, add
1 L (1 qt) of the recommended oil
and then recheck the level. See
“Selecting the Right Engine Oil” in
this section for an explanation of
what kind of oil to use. For engine
oil crankcase capacity, see
Capacities and Specifications 0 360.
Caution
Do not add too much oil. Oil
levels above or below the
acceptable operating range
shown on the dipstick are harmful
to the engine. If you find that you
have an oil level above the
operating range, i.e., the engine
has so much oil that the oil level
gets above the cross-hatched
area that shows the proper
operating range, the engine could
be damaged. You should drain
out the excess oil or limit driving
of the vehicle and seek a service
professional to remove the
excess amount of oil.
See Engine Compartment Overview
0 268 for the location of the engine
oil fill cap.
Add enough oil to put the level
somewhere in the proper operating
range. Push the dipstick all the way
back in when through.
Selecting the Right Engine Oil
Selecting the right engine oil
depends on both the proper oil
specification and viscosity grade.
See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 355.
Specification
Ask for and use engine oils that
meet the dexos1™ specification.
Engine oils that have been
approved by GM as meeting the
dexos1 specification are marked
with the dexos1 approved logo. See
www.gmdexos.com.
Caution
Failure to use the recommended
engine oil or equivalent can result
in engine damage not covered by
the vehicle warranty.
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Viscosity Grade
What to Do with Used Oil
Use SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade
engine oil.
Used engine oil contains certain
elements that can be unhealthy for
your skin and could even cause
cancer. Do not let used oil stay on
your skin for very long. Clean your
skin and nails with soap and water,
or a good hand cleaner. Wash or
properly dispose of clothing or rags
containing used engine oil. See the
manufacturer's warnings about the
use and disposal of oil products.
Cold Temperature Operation: In an
area of extreme cold, where the
temperature falls below −29 °C
(−20 °F), an SAE 0W-30 oil may be
used. An oil of this viscosity grade
will provide easier cold starting for
the engine at extremely low
temperatures. When selecting an oil
of the appropriate viscosity grade, it
is recommended to select an oil of
the correct specification. See
“Specification” earlier in this section.
Engine Oil Additives/Engine
Oil Flushes
Do not add anything to the oil. The
recommended oils meeting the
dexos1 specification are all that is
needed for good performance and
engine protection.
Engine oil system flushes are not
recommended and could cause
engine damage not covered by the
vehicle warranty.
Used oil can be a threat to the
environment. If you change your
own oil, be sure to drain all the oil
from the filter before disposal. Never
dispose of oil by putting it in the
trash or pouring it on the ground,
into sewers, or into streams or
bodies of water. Recycle it by taking
it to a place that collects used oil.
Engine Oil Life System
When to Change Engine Oil
This vehicle has a computer system
that indicates when to change the
engine oil and filter. This is based
on a combination of factors which
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include engine revolutions, engine
temperature, and miles driven.
Based on driving conditions, the
mileage at which an oil change is
indicated can vary considerably. For
the oil life system to work properly,
the system must be reset every time
the oil is changed.
When the system has calculated
that oil life has been diminished, it
indicates that an oil change is
necessary. A CHANGE ENGINE
OIL SOON message comes on. See
Engine Oil Messages 0 151.
Change the oil as soon as possible
within the next 1 000 km (600 mi).
It is possible that, if driving under
the best conditions, the oil life
system might indicate that an oil
change is not necessary for up to a
year. The engine oil and filter must
be changed at least once a year
and at this time the system must be
reset. Your dealer has trained
service people who will perform this
work and reset the system. It is also
important to check the oil regularly
over the course of an oil drain
interval and keep it at the proper
level.
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If the system is ever reset
accidentally, the oil must be
changed at 5 000 km (3,000 mi)
since the last oil change.
Remember to reset the oil life
system whenever the oil is changed.
How to Reset the Engine Oil
Life System
Reset the system whenever the
engine oil is changed so that the
system can calculate the next
engine oil change. To reset the
system:
1. Using the DIC buttons, display
REMAINING OIL LIFE on the
DIC. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 142 and Engine
Oil Messages 0 151.
2. Press and hold SEL to clear
the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message and reset the
oil life at 100%.
Be careful not to reset the oil
life display accidentally at any
time other than after the oil is
changed. It cannot be reset
accurately until the next oil
change.
The oil life system can also be reset
as follows:
1. Turn the ignition on with the
engine off.
2. Fully press and release the
accelerator pedal three times
within five seconds.
If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message is not on, the
system is reset.
The system is reset when the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message is off.
If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message comes back on when the
vehicle is started, the engine oil life
system has not been reset. Repeat
the procedure.
Automatic Transmission
Fluid
How to Check Automatic
Transmission Fluid
It is not necessary to check the
transmission fluid level.
A transmission fluid leak is the only
reason for fluid loss. If a leak
occurs, take the vehicle to your
dealer and have it repaired as soon
as possible.
The vehicle is not equipped with a
transmission fluid level dipstick.
There is a special procedure for
checking and changing the
transmission fluid. Because this
procedure is difficult, this should be
done at the dealer. Contact your
dealer for additional information.
Change the fluid and filter at the
intervals listed in Maintenance
Schedule 0 346, and be sure to use
the fluid listed in Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants 0 355.
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
The engine air cleaner/filter is in the
engine compartment. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 268.
When to Inspect the Engine Air
Cleaner/Filter
For intervals on changing and
inspecting the engine air cleaner/
filter, see Maintenance
Schedule 0 346.
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How to Inspect the Engine Air
Cleaner/Filter
Do not start the engine or have the
engine running with the engine air
cleaner/filter housing open. Before
removing the engine air cleaner/
filter, make sure that the engine air
cleaner/filter housing and nearby
components are free of dirt and
debris. Remove the engine air
cleaner/filter. Lightly tap and shake
the engine air cleaner/filter (away
from the vehicle), to release loose
dust and dirt. Inspect the engine air
cleaner/filter for damage, and
replace if damaged. Do not clean
the engine air cleaner/filter or
components with water or
compressed air.
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To inspect or replace the engine air
cleaner/filter:
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
2.0L L4 Engine
1. Remove the five screws on top
of the engine air cleaner/filter
cover.
2. Lift the engine air cleaner/filter
cover open on the hinge.
3. Lift and remove the engine air
cleaner/filter.
4. Inspect or replace the engine
air cleaner/filter.
5. Reverse Steps 1–3 to reinstall
the engine air cleaner/filter
cover.
1. Remove the 10 screws on top
of the engine air cleaner/filter
cover to gain access to both air
cleaner/filters.
2. Lift the engine air cleaner/filter
cover open on the hinge.
3. Lift and remove one or both
engine air cleaner/filters.
4. Inspect or replace one or both
engine air cleaner/filters.
5. Reverse Steps 1–3 to reinstall
the engine air cleaner/filter
cover.
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5. Inspect or replace the engine
air cleaner/filter.
6. Reverse Steps 1–4 to reinstall
the engine air cleaner/filter
cover and diagonal brace.
Cooling System
The cooling system allows the
engine to maintain the correct
working temperature.
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3.6L V6 Engine
1. Screws (6)
2. Bolts (3)
3. Diagonal Brace
1. Remove the three bolts (2) and
the diagonal brace (3).
2. Remove the six screws (1) on
top of the engine air cleaner/
filter cover.
3. Lift the engine air cleaner/filter
cover open on the hinge.
4. Lift and remove the engine air
cleaner/filter.
Operating the engine with the air
cleaner/filter off can cause you or
others to be burned. The air
cleaner not only cleans the air; it
helps to stop flames if the engine
backfires. Use caution when
working on the engine and do not
drive with the air cleaner/filter off.
2.0L L4 Engine
Caution
If the air cleaner/filter is off, dirt
can easily get into the engine,
which could damage it. Always
have the air cleaner/filter in place
when you are driving.
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
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{ Warning
Heater and radiator hoses, and
other engine parts, can be very
hot. Do not touch them. If you do,
you can be burned.
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
3.6L V6 Engine
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
{ Warning
An electric engine cooling fan
under the hood can start up even
when the engine is not running
and can cause injury. Keep
hands, clothing, and tools away
from any underhood electric fan.
Do not run the engine if there is a
leak. If you run the engine, it
could lose all coolant. That could
cause an engine fire, and you
could be burned. Get any leak
fixed before you drive the vehicle.
Caution
Using coolant other than
DEX-COOL® can cause
premature engine, heater core,
or radiator corrosion. In addition,
the engine coolant could require
changing sooner. Any repairs
would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Always use
DEX-COOL (silicate-free) coolant
in the vehicle.
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Engine Coolant
Warning (Continued)
The cooling system in the vehicle is
filled with DEX-COOL® engine
coolant. This coolant needs to be
checked and replaced at
appropriate intervals. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 346.
The following explains the cooling
system and how to check and add
coolant when it is low. If there is a
problem with engine overheating,
see Engine Overheating 0 283.
What to Use
{ Warning
Adding only plain water or some
other liquid to the cooling system
can be dangerous. Plain water
and other liquids, can boil before
the proper coolant mixture will.
The coolant warning system is set
for the proper coolant mixture.
With plain water or the wrong
mixture, the engine could get too
hot but you would not get the
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overheat warning. The engine
could catch fire and you or
others could be burned. Use a
50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable
water and DEX-COOL coolant.
Use a 50/50 mixture of clean,
drinkable water and DEX-COOL
coolant. If using this mixture,
nothing else needs to be added.
This mixture:
. Gives freezing protection down
to −37 °C (−34 °F), outside
temperature.
. Gives boiling protection up to
129 °C (265 °F), engine
temperature.
. Protects against rust and
corrosion.
. Will not damage aluminum parts.
.
Helps keep the proper engine
temperature.
Caution
If improper coolant mixture,
inhibitors, or additives are used in
the vehicle cooling system, the
engine could overheat and be
damaged. Too much water in the
mixture can freeze and crack
engine cooling parts. The repairs
would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Use only the
proper mixture of engine coolant
for the cooling system. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 355.
Never dispose of engine coolant by
putting it in the trash, pouring it on
the ground, or into sewers, streams,
or bodies of water. Have the coolant
changed by an authorized service
center, familiar with legal
requirements regarding used
coolant disposal. This will help
protect the environment and your
health.
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How to Add Coolant to the
Coolant Surge Tank
The vehicle must be on a level
surface when checking the coolant
level.
Caution
This vehicle has a specific
coolant fill procedure. Failure to
follow this procedure could cause
the engine to overheat and be
severely damaged.
3.6L V6 Engine Coolant
Surge Tank
2.0L L4 and 3.0L V6 Engine
Coolant Surge Tank
Check to see if coolant is visible in
the coolant surge tank. If the coolant
inside the coolant surge tank is
boiling, do not do anything else until
it cools down. See Engine
Overheating 0 283.
The coolant surge tank is in the
engine compartment on the
passenger side of the vehicle. See
Engine Compartment
Overview 0 268.
If no problem is found, check to see
if coolant is visible in the coolant
surge tank. If coolant is visible but
the coolant level mark is not visible,
add a 50/50 mixture of clean,
drinkable water and DEX-COOL
coolant at the coolant surge tank to
the top rib on the middle of the tank,
but be sure the cooling system,
including the coolant surge tank
pressure cap, is cool before this is
done. See Engine
Overheating 0 283.
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{ Warning
Steam and scalding liquids from a
hot cooling system can blow out
and burn you badly. Never turn
the cap when the cooling system,
including the surge tank pressure
cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling
system and surge tank pressure
cap to cool.
{ Warning
Adding only plain water or some
other liquid to the cooling system
can be dangerous. Plain water
and other liquids, can boil before
the proper coolant mixture will.
The coolant warning system is set
for the proper coolant mixture.
With plain water or the wrong
mixture, the engine could get too
hot but you would not get the
overheat warning. The engine
could catch fire and you or others
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Warning (Continued)
could be burned. Use a
50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable
water and DEX-COOL coolant.
Caution
In cold weather, water can freeze
and crack the engine, radiator,
heater core, and other parts. Use
the recommended coolant and
the proper coolant mixture.
{ Warning
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. Remove the coolant surge tank
pressure cap when the cooling
system, including the coolant
surge tank pressure cap and
upper radiator hose, is no
longer hot.
Turn the pressure cap slowly
counterclockwise about
one-quarter of a turn. If you
hear a hiss, wait for that to
stop. This will allow any
pressure still left to be vented
out the discharge hose.
2. Keep turning the pressure cap
slowly and remove it.
3. Fill the coolant surge tank with
the proper mixture to the
indicated level mark.
4. With the coolant surge tank
pressure cap off, start the
engine and let it run until you
can feel the upper radiator
hose getting hot. Watch out for
the engine cooling fan.
By this time, the coolant level
inside the coolant surge tank
may be lower. If the level is
lower, add more of the proper
mixture to the coolant surge
tank until the level reaches the
indicated level mark.
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5. Replace the pressure cap
tightly.
6. Verify coolant level after the
engine is shut off and the
coolant is cold. If necessary,
repeat coolant fill procedure
Steps 1–6.
If the coolant still is not at the
proper level when the system
cools down again, see your
dealer.
Caution
If the pressure cap is not tightly
installed, coolant loss and
possible engine damage may
occur. Be sure the cap is properly
and tightly secured.
Engine Overheating
The vehicle has several indicators
to warn of the engine overheating.
There is an engine coolant
temperature gauge and an engine
coolant temperature warning light on
the instrument cluster. See Engine
Coolant Temperature Gauge 0 129
and Engine Coolant Temperature
Warning Light 0 139. The vehicle
may also display a message on the
Driver Information Center (DIC).
See Engine Cooling System
Messages 0 150.
If the decision is made not to lift the
hood when this warning appears,
get service help right away. See
Roadside Service 0 367.
If the decision is made to lift the
hood, make sure the vehicle is
parked on a level surface. Then
check to see if the engine cooling
fan is running. If the engine is
overheating, the fan should be
running. If it is not, do not continue
to run the engine. Have the vehicle
serviced.
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Caution
Running the engine without
coolant may cause damage or a
fire. Vehicle damage would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
If Steam Is Coming from the
Engine Compartment
{ Warning
Steam from an overheated engine
can burn you badly, even if you
just open the hood. Stay away
from the engine if you see or hear
steam coming from it. Just turn it
off and get everyone away from
the vehicle until it cools down.
Wait until there is no sign of
steam or coolant before you open
the hood.
If you keep driving when the
engine is overheated, the liquids
in it can catch fire. You or others
could be badly burned. Stop the
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engine if it overheats, and get out
of the vehicle until the engine
is cool.
If No Steam Is Coming from
the Engine Compartment
If an engine overheat warning is
displayed but no steam can be seen
or heard, the problem may not be
too serious. Sometimes the engine
can get a little too hot when the
vehicle:
. Climbs a long hill on a hot day.
.
Stops after high-speed driving.
.
Idles for long periods in traffic.
If the overheat warning is displayed
with no sign of steam:
1. Turn the air conditioning off.
2. Turn the heater on to the
highest temperature and to the
highest fan speed. Open the
windows as necessary.
3. When it is safe to do so, pull off
the road, shift to P (Park) or
N (Neutral), and let the
engine idle.
If the engine coolant temperature
gauge is no longer in the
overheated area or the engine
coolant temperature warning light no
longer displays, the vehicle can be
driven. Continue to drive the vehicle
slowly for about 10 minutes. Keep a
safe distance from the vehicle in
front. If the warning does not come
back on, continue to drive normally
and have the cooling system
checked for proper fill and function.
Washer Fluid
What to Use
When windshield washer fluid is
needed, be sure to read the
manufacturer's instructions before
use. If operating the vehicle in an
area where the temperature may fall
below freezing, use a fluid that has
sufficient protection against
freezing.
Adding Washer Fluid
If the warning continues, pull over,
stop, and park the vehicle
right away.
If there is no sign of steam, idle the
engine for three minutes while
parked. If the warning is still
displayed, turn off the engine until it
cools down.
Open the cap with the washer
symbol on it. Add washer fluid until
the tank is full. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 268 for
reservoir location.
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Caution
.
Do not use washer fluid that
contains any type of water
repellent coating. This can
cause the wiper blades to
chatter or skip.
.
Do not use engine coolant
(antifreeze) in the
windshield washer. It can
damage the windshield
washer system and paint.
.
Do not mix water with
ready-to-use washer fluid.
Water can cause the
solution to freeze and
damage the washer fluid
tank and other parts of the
washer system.
.
.
When using concentrated
washer fluid, follow the
manufacturer instructions for
adding water.
Fill the washer fluid tank
only three-quarters full when
it is very cold. This allows
for fluid expansion if
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Caution (Continued)
freezing occurs, which could
damage the tank if it is
completely full.
Brakes
Disc brake pads have built-in wear
indicators that make a high-pitched
warning sound when the brake pads
are worn and new pads are needed.
The sound can come and go or can
be heard all the time when the
vehicle is moving, except when
applying the brake pedal firmly.
{ Warning
The brake wear warning sound
means that soon the brakes will
not work well. That could lead to
a crash. When the brake wear
warning sound is heard, have the
vehicle serviced.
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Caution
Continuing to drive with worn-out
brake pads could result in costly
brake repair.
Some driving conditions or climates
can cause a brake squeal when the
brakes are first applied or lightly
applied. This does not mean
something is wrong with the brakes.
Properly torqued wheel nuts are
necessary to help prevent brake
pulsation. When tires are rotated,
inspect brake pads for wear and
evenly tighten wheel nuts in the
proper sequence to torque
specifications. See Capacities and
Specifications 0 360.
Brake pads should be replaced as
complete sets.
Brake Pedal Travel
See your dealer if the brake pedal
does not return to normal height,
or if there is a rapid increase in
pedal travel. This could be a sign
that brake service may be required.
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Replacing Brake System Parts
Checking Brake Fluid
Always replace brake system parts
with new, approved replacement
parts. If this is not done, the brakes
may not work properly. The braking
performance expected can change
in many other ways if the wrong
replacement brake parts are
installed or if parts are improperly
installed.
With the vehicle in P (Park) on a
level surface, the brake fluid level
should be between the minimum
and maximum marks on the brake
fluid reservoir.
Brake Fluid
The brake master cylinder reservoir
is filled with GM approved DOT 3
brake fluid as indicated on the
reservoir cap. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 268 for
the location of the reservoir.
There are only two reasons why the
brake fluid level in the reservoir may
go down:
. Normal brake lining wear. When
new linings are installed, the
fluid level goes back up.
. A fluid leak in the brake
hydraulic system. Have the
brake hydraulic system fixed.
With a leak, the brakes will not
work well.
Always clean the brake fluid
reservoir cap and the area around
the cap before removing it.
Do not top off the brake fluid.
Adding fluid does not correct a leak.
If fluid is added when the linings are
worn, there will be too much fluid
when new brake linings are
installed. Add or remove fluid, as
necessary, only when work is done
on the brake hydraulic system.
{ Warning
If too much brake fluid is added, it
can spill on the engine and burn,
if the engine is hot enough. You
or others could be burned, and
the vehicle could be damaged.
Add brake fluid only when work is
done on the brake hydraulic
system.
When the brake fluid falls to a low
level, the brake warning light comes
on. See Brake System Warning
Light 0 135.
Brake fluid absorbs water over time
which degrades the effectiveness of
the brake fluid. Replace brake fluid
at the specified intervals to prevent
increased stopping distance. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 346.
What to Add
Use only GM approved DOT 3
brake fluid from a clean, sealed
container. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants 0 355.
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{ Warning
The wrong or contaminated brake
fluid could result in damage to the
brake system. This could result in
the loss of braking leading to a
possible injury. Always use the
proper GM approved brake fluid.
Caution
If brake fluid is spilled on the
vehicle's painted surfaces, the
paint finish can be damaged.
Immediately wash off any painted
surface.
Battery - North America
The original equipment battery is
maintenance free. Do not remove
the cap and do not add fluid.
Refer to the replacement number
shown on the original battery label
when a new 12-volt battery is
needed.
The battery is in the trunk under the
spare tire. The vehicle has an
Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) 12-volt
battery. Installation of a standard
12-volt battery will result in reduced
12-volt battery life.
When using a 12-volt battery
charger on the 12-volt AGM battery,
some chargers have an AGM
battery setting on the charger.
If available, use the AGM setting on
the charger, to limit charge voltage
to 14.8 volts.
Stop/Start System
The vehicle has a Stop/Start system
to shut off the engine to help
conserve fuel. See Starting the
Engine 0 206.
{ Warning
WARNING: Battery posts,
terminals, and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to
the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other
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Warning (Continued)
reproductive harm. Batteries also
contain other chemicals known to
the State of California to cause
cancer. WASH HANDS AFTER
HANDLING.
See California Proposition
65 Warning 0 265.
Vehicle Storage
{ Warning
Batteries have acid that can burn
you and gas that can explode.
You can be badly hurt if you are
not careful. See Jump Starting North America 0 329 for tips on
working around a battery without
getting hurt.
Infrequent Usage: Remove the
12-volt battery black, negative (−)
cable from the battery to keep the
battery from running down.
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Extended Storage: Remove the
12-volt battery black, negative (−)
cable from the battery or use a
battery trickle charger.
How to Check Lubricant
To determine what kind of lubricant
to use, see Recommended Fluids
and Lubricants 0 355.
Remember to reconnect the battery
when ready to drive the vehicle.
Starter Switch Check
All-Wheel Drive
{ Warning
If the vehicle is equipped with
All-Wheel Drive (AWD), this is an
additional system that needs
lubrication.
Transfer Case
When to Check Lubricant
It is not necessary to regularly
check the transfer case fluid unless
a leak is suspected or an unusual
noise is heard. A fluid loss could
indicate a problem. Have it
inspected and repaired.
What to Use
1. Fill Plug
2. Drain Plug
To get an accurate reading, the
vehicle should be on a level
surface.
If the level is below the bottom of
the fill plug hole on the transfer
case, some lubricant will need to be
added. Add enough lubricant to
raise the level to the bottom of the
fill plug hole. Use care not to
overtighten the fill plug.
When you are doing this
inspection, the vehicle could
move suddenly. If the vehicle
moves, you or others could be
injured.
1. Before starting this check, be
sure there is enough room
around the vehicle.
2. Firmly apply both the parking
brake and the regular brake.
Do not use the accelerator
pedal, and be ready to turn off
the engine immediately if it
starts.
3. Try to start the engine in each
gear. The vehicle should start
only in P (Park) or N (Neutral).
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If the vehicle starts in any other
position, contact your dealer for
service.
Automatic Transmission
Shift Lock Control
Function Check
{ Warning
When you are doing this
inspection, the vehicle could
move suddenly. If the vehicle
moves, you or others could be
injured.
1. Before starting this check, be
sure there is enough room
around the vehicle. It should be
parked on a level surface.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
See Electric Parking
Brake 0 217.
Be ready to apply the regular
brake immediately if the vehicle
begins to move.
3. With the engine off, turn the
ignition on, but do not start the
engine. Without applying the
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 for service.
Park Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check
{ Warning
When you are doing this check,
the vehicle could begin to move.
You or others could be injured
and property could be damaged.
Make sure there is room in front
of the vehicle in case it begins to
roll. Be ready to apply the regular
brake at once should the vehicle
begin to move.
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Park on a fairly steep hill, with the
vehicle facing downhill. Keeping
your foot on the regular brake, set
the parking brake.
. To check the parking brake's
holding ability: With the engine
running and the transmission in
N (Neutral), slowly remove foot
pressure from the regular brake
pedal. Do this until the vehicle is
held by the parking brake only.
. To check the P (Park)
mechanism's holding ability:
With the engine running, shift to
P (Park). Then release the
parking brake followed by the
regular brake.
Contact your dealer if service is
required.
Wiper Blade Replacement
Windshield wiper blades should be
inspected for wear or cracking.
For the proper type and size, see
Maintenance Replacement
Parts 0 356.
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To replace the wiper blade
assembly:
1. Pull the windshield wiper
assembly away from the
windshield.
3. With the latch open, pull the
wiper blade down toward the
windshield far enough to
release it from the J-hooked
end of the wiper arm.
4. Remove the wiper blade.
Caution
Allowing the wiper arm to touch
the windshield when no wiper
blade is installed could damage
the windshield. Any damage that
occurs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Do not allow
the wiper arm to touch the
windshield.
2. Lift up on the latch in the
middle of the wiper blade
where the wiper arm attaches.
5. Reverse Steps 1–3 for wiper
blade replacement.
Windshield Replacement
HUD System
The windshield is part of the HUD
system. If the windshield must be
replaced, get one that is designed
for HUD or the HUD image may
look out of focus.
Driver Assistance Systems
When a windshield replacement is
needed and the vehicle is equipped
with a front-looking camera sensor
for the Driver Assistance Systems,
the windshield must be installed
according to GM specifications for
these systems to work properly. If it
is not, there may be unexpected
behavior and/or messages from
these systems. See Object
Detection System Messages 0 153.
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Headlamp Aiming
Bulb Replacement
Headlamp aim has been preset and
should need no further adjustment.
For the proper type of replacement
bulbs, see Replacement
Bulbs 0 292.
If the vehicle is damaged in a crash,
the headlamp aim may be affected.
If adjustment to the headlamps is
necessary, see your dealer.
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License Plate Lamp
For any bulb-changing procedure
not listed in this section, contact
your dealer.
LED Lighting
This vehicle has several LED lamps.
For replacement of any LED lighting
assembly not listed here, contact
your dealer.
Lamp Assembly
To replace one of these lamps:
1. Push the lamp assembly
toward the center of the
vehicle.
2. Pull the lamp assembly down
to expose the LED connector.
3. Pull the retaining tab on the
LED connector up to release
the lamp assembly. Remove
the lamp assembly.
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4. Install the new lamp assembly
on the LED connector. Push in
the retaining tab to lock the
new lamp assembly in place.
5. Push the lamp assembly back
into position until the release
tab locks into place.
Replacement Bulbs
Exterior Lamp
License
Plate Lamp
Bulb
Number
13588150
For replacement bulbs not listed
here, contact your dealer.
Electrical System
Electrical System
Overload
The vehicle has fuses and circuit
breakers to protect against an
electrical system overload.
When the current electrical load is
too heavy, the circuit breaker opens
and closes, protecting the circuit
until the current load returns to
normal or the problem is fixed. This
greatly reduces the chance of circuit
overload and fire caused by
electrical problems.
Fuses and circuit breakers protect
power devices in the vehicle.
Replace a bad fuse with a new one
of the identical size and rating.
If there is a problem on the road and
a fuse needs to be replaced, the
same amperage fuse can be
borrowed. Choose some feature of
the vehicle that is not needed to use
and replace it as soon as possible.
Headlamp Wiring
An electrical overload may cause
the lamps to go on and off, or in
some cases to remain off. Have the
headlamp wiring checked right away
if the lamps go on and off or
remain off.
Windshield Wipers
If the wiper motor overheats due to
heavy snow or ice, the windshield
wipers will stop. Wiper function is
available immediately after the wiper
switch is set to off, and back to on.
To protect the wiper motor from
overheating, the wipers may slow
down when the windshield is dry for
a long period of time. If a period of
dry operation, or little moisture,
exceeds 10 minutes, the wipers
may switch to intermittent operation,
and remain there. When moisture is
again detected on the windshield,
wiper operation will return to the
operator selected speed.
Although the circuit is protected
from electrical overload, overload
due to heavy snow or ice may
cause wiper linkage damage.
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If the overload is caused by an
electrical problem and not snow or
ice, be sure to get it fixed.
To identify and check fuses, circuit
breakers, and relays, see Engine
Compartment Fuse Block 0 293,
Instrument Panel Fuse Block 0 296,
and Rear Compartment Fuse
Block 0 298.
Fuses and Circuit
Breakers
Engine Compartment
Fuse Block
The wiring circuits in the vehicle are
protected from short circuits by a
combination of fuses and circuit
breakers. This greatly reduces the
chance of damage caused by
electrical problems.
The underhood fuse block is on the
driver side of the engine
compartment.
Always clear ice and heavy snow
from the windshield before using the
windshield wipers.
To check a fuse, look at the
silver-colored band inside the fuse.
If the band is broken or melted,
replace the fuse. Be sure to replace
a bad fuse with a new one of the
identical size and rating.
Fuses of the same amperage can
be temporarily borrowed from
another fuse location, if a fuse goes
out. Replace the fuse as soon as
possible.
Lift the fuse block cover to access
the fuses.
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The vehicle may not be equipped
with all of the fuses and relays
shown.
Caution
Spilling liquid on any electrical
component on the vehicle may
damage it. Always keep the
covers on any electrical
component.
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Fuses
Fuses
Usage
Fuses
Usage
1
Traction power inverter 2
3
–
2
Power coolant pump
4
Traction power inverter 1
Usage
5
Transmission/Ignition
6
–
7
Starter 2
8
Starter 1
9
Horn
10
–
11
Right LED
12
Left LED
13
High-beam headlamps
18
Right cornering LED
21
A/C clutch
22
–
23
Coolant heater control
module
24
Coolant pump
26
HI fuel
27
Steering column lock
28
Rear heated seats
29
Front heated seats
30
–
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Usage
Fuses
Usage
Fuses
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Usage
31
LED LGT BAT
54
–
71
ABS valve
32
A/C control module/–
55
–
72
–
33
AIR solenoid
56
Air pump
73
–
34
–
57
–
35
Engine control module
58
36
Engine control module 2
Instrument panel
electronic center
37
Coolant pump/Ignition
coils – odd
Relays
Usage
14
A/C control
Starter 2
59
–
15
60
ABS pump
16
Starter 1
Run/Crank
38
Ignition coils – even/Non
walk 2
61
Front wiper
17
62
Headlamp leveling
19
Low-beam headlamps
39
Non walk
63
High-beam headlamps
Instrument cluster
Electric brake booster
module
20
40
25
Coolant pump
41
–
64
–
48
AIR solenoid
42
Fuel pump power
module
65
–
49
Air pump
66
Transfer case control
module
50
Engine control module
51
Wiper speed
52
Wiper control
53
Headlamp control
43
44
Instrument panel body/
Ignition
67
Electric brake booster
Aeroshutter
68
Rear seat entertainment
display
45
Washer
46
Front sensor
69
–
47
Left cornering LED
70
–
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Instrument Panel Fuse
Block
To reinstall the compartment,
reverse the steps.
The vehicle may not be equipped
with all of the fuses and relays
shown.
The instrument panel fuse block is
behind the driver side instrument
panel storage compartment.
Apply pressure to the two retaining
tabs on the sides of the
compartment, until the two retaining
tabs clear the sides of the
instrument panel. Allow the
compartment to move downward,
and out of the way.
The storage compartment has a
press to open latch. To access the
fuses, open the compartment by
pressing and releasing near the top
center square.
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Fuses
Fuses
Usage
Fuses
Usage
F1
Power outlet
F7
Glove box door
F2
Visor
F8
F3
Front blower
Front heated seat
module
F4
Body control
module 8
F9
Sensing and
diagnostic module
F5
Power steering
column
F10
Body control
module 4
F6
Column lock
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Usage
F11
Body control
module 3
F12
Data link connector
F13
–
F14
–
F15
Rear vision camera
F16
Display
F17
HVAC control
F18
OnStar
F19
–
F20
Lane departure
warning
F21
–
F22
INFO 2
F23
Central gateway
module
F24
INFO 1
F25
Video processing
module
F26
Steering wheel
controls
F27
USB charge port
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Fuses
Usage
F28
Wireless charger
F29
–
F30
Speaker
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block
Fuse
The rear compartment fuse block is
behind a cover on the passenger
side of the rear compartment.
The vehicle may not be equipped
with all of the fuses, relays, and
features shown.
Usage
Fuse
Usage
F07
Body control
module 7
Driver window
motor
F08
Driver seat
adjustment switch
F04
–
F09
F05
Canister vent
Passive entry/
Passive start
F06
Right rear
memory seat
F10
Rear subwoofer amplifier
F01
UCAP
F02
Trunk power outlet
F03
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Fuse
Usage
Fuse
F11
Driver memory seat
module
F28
Amplifier
F43
–
F29
Sunroof
F44
Rear closure
F12
–
F30
Radio
–
Body control
module 2
F45
F13
F46
F14
Right rear seat
F15
Left front subwoofer
F16
Right front seat
External object
calculating/Side
blind zone alert/
Radar short range
sensor
F17
Rear heated seat
F18
Regulated voltage
control battery
F19
Door mirror switch
F20
–
F21
Vehicle integration
control module
F22
F23
Usage
Fuse
Usage
F31
Body control
module 6
F32
Exterior heated
mirrors
F33
Right window
F47
–
F34
Power trunk module
F48
Right front seat
F35
On-board charging
module
F49
Memory bolster
module
F36
Alarm siren module
F50
F37
AC power
Body control
module 1
F38
Rear blower
F51
–
Transmission
control module
Rear closure
F39
Fuel pump power
module
F52
Parking assist
F53
Ventilated seats
F54
Headliner
F55
Front memory seat
module
F24
–
F25
Left front seat belt
F26
Rear defogger
F27
Right front
subwoofer
F40
–
F41
Rear seat
accessory power
outlet
F42
Left rear
memory seat
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Fuse
Usage
Fuse
Usage
Evaporative
emissions leak
check module
F71
–
F72
–
F57
Voltage current
temperature module
F73
–
F74
–
F58
–
F75
–
F59
Engine control
module battery
F60
Right front seat belt
F61
Parking lamps
F62
F63
F64
Engine control
module ignition
F65
Rear window
sunshade
F66
Rear vision camera
F67
Run/Crank/MISC
F68
Damping control
module
F69
Television tuner
module
F70
–
F56
Relays
Wheels and Tires
Tires
Usage
R1
Rear seat
accessory power
outlet
–
R2
Fuel pump
–
R3
Run/Crank
Every new GM vehicle has
high-quality tires made by a
leading tire manufacturer. See
the warranty manual for
information regarding the tire
warranty and where to get
service. For additional
information refer to the tire
manufacturer.
{ Warning
.
Poorly maintained and
improperly used tires are
dangerous.
.
Overloading the tires can
cause overheating as a
result of too much
flexing. There could be a
blowout and a serious
crash. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 200.
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Warning (Continued)
.
Warning (Continued)
Underinflated tires pose
the same danger as
overloaded tires. The
resulting crash could
cause serious injury.
Check all tires frequently
to maintain the
recommended pressure.
Tire pressure should be
checked when the tires
are cold.
.
Replace any tires that
have been damaged by
impacts with potholes,
curbs, etc.
.
Improperly repaired tires
can cause a crash. Only
the dealer or an
authorized tire service
center should repair,
replace, dismount, and
mount the tires.
.
Overinflated tires are
more likely to be cut,
punctured, or broken by
a sudden impact — such
as when hitting a pothole.
Keep tires at the
recommended pressure.
.
Do not spin the tires in
excess of 56 km/h
(35 mph) on slippery
surfaces such as snow,
mud, ice, etc. Excessive
spinning may cause the
tires to explode.
.
Worn or old tires can
cause a crash. If the
tread is badly worn,
replace them.
(Continued)
See Tire Pressure for
High-Speed Operation 0 309 for
inflation pressure adjustment for
high-speed driving.
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All-Season Tires
This vehicle may come with
all-season tires. These tires are
designed to provide good overall
performance on most road surfaces
and weather conditions. Original
equipment tires designed to GM's
specific tire performance criteria
have a TPC specification code
molded onto the sidewall. Original
equipment all-season tires can be
identified by the last two characters
of this TPC code, which will
be “MS.”
Consider installing winter tires on
the vehicle if frequent driving on
snow or ice-covered roads is
expected. All-season tires provide
adequate performance for most
winter driving conditions, but they
may not offer the same level of
traction or performance as winter
tires on snow or ice-covered roads.
See Winter Tires 0 301.
Winter Tires
This vehicle was not originally
equipped with winter tires. Winter
tires are designed for increased
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traction on snow and ice-covered
roads. Consider installing winter
tires on the vehicle if frequent
driving on ice or snow covered
roads is expected. See your dealer
for details regarding winter tire
availability and proper tire selection.
Also, see Buying New Tires 0 316.
With winter tires, there may be
decreased dry road traction,
increased road noise, and shorter
tread life. After changing to winter
tires, be alert for changes in vehicle
handling and braking.
If using winter tires:
. Use tires of the same brand and
tread type on all four wheel
positions.
. Use only radial ply tires of the
same size, load range, and
speed rating as the original
equipment tires.
Winter tires with the same speed
rating as the original equipment tires
may not be available for H, V, W, Y,
and ZR speed rated tires. If winter
tires with a lower speed rating are
chosen, never exceed the tire's
maximum speed capability.
Low-Profile Tires
If the vehicle has 245/45R19,
245/40R20, or 245/40ZR20XL
(99Y) size tires, they are
classified as low-profile tires.
Caution
Low-profile tires are more
susceptible to damage from road
hazards or curb impact than
standard profile tires. Tire and/or
wheel assembly damage can
occur when coming into contact
with road hazards like potholes,
or sharp edged objects, or when
sliding into a curb. The warranty
does not cover this type of
damage. Keep tires set to the
correct inflation pressure and
when possible, avoid contact with
curbs, potholes, and other road
hazards.
Summer Tires
This vehicle may come with high
performance summer tires. These
tires have a special tread and
compound that are optimized for
maximum dry and wet road
performance. This special tread and
compound will have decreased
performance in cold climates, and
on ice and snow. It is recommended
that winter tires be installed on the
vehicle if frequent driving at
temperatures below approximately
5 °C (40 °F) or on ice or snow
covered roads is expected. See
Winter Tires 0 301.
Caution
High performance summer tires
have rubber compounds that lose
flexibility and may develop
surface cracks in the tread area
at temperatures below −7 °C
(20 °F). Always store high
performance summer tires
indoors and at temperatures
above −7 °C (20 °F) when not in
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GM's TPC specifications meet or
exceed all federal safety
guidelines.
Caution (Continued)
use. If the tires have been
subjected to −7 °C (20 °F) or less,
let them warm up in a heated
space to at least 5 °C (40 °F) for
24 hours or more before being
installed or driving a vehicle on
which they are installed. Do not
apply heat or blow heated air
directly on the tires. Always
inspect tires before use. See Tire
Inspection 0 314.
Tire Sidewall Labeling
Useful information about a tire is
molded into its sidewall. The
examples show a typical
passenger vehicle tire and a
compact spare tire sidewall.
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Passenger (P-Metric) Tire Example
(1) Tire Size : The tire size is a
combination of letters and
numbers used to define a
particular tire's width, height,
aspect ratio, construction type,
and service description. See the
“Tire Size” illustration later in this
section.
(2) TPC Spec (Tire
Performance Criteria
Specification) : Original
equipment tires designed to
GM's specific tire performance
criteria have a TPC specification
code molded onto the sidewall.
(3) DOT (Department of
Transportation) : The
Department of Transportation
(DOT) code indicates that the
tire is in compliance with the
U.S. Department of
Transportation Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards.
DOT Tire Date of
Manufacture : The last four
digits of the TIN indicate the tire
manufactured date. The first two
digits represent the week
(01–52) and the last two digits,
the year. For example, the third
week of the year 2010 would
have a four-digit DOT date
of 0310.
(4) Tire Identification Number
(TIN) : The letters and numbers
following the DOT (Department
of Transportation) code are the
Tire Identification Number (TIN).
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The TIN shows the
manufacturer and plant code,
tire size, and date the tire was
manufactured. The TIN is
molded onto both sides of the
tire, although only one side may
have the date of manufacture.
(5) Tire Ply Material : The type
of cord and number of plies in
the sidewall and under the tread.
(6) Uniform Tire Quality
Grading (UTQG) : Tire
manufacturers are required to
grade tires based on three
performance factors: treadwear,
traction, and temperature
resistance. For more information
see Uniform Tire Quality
Grading 0 318.
(7) Maximum Cold Inflation
Load Limit : Maximum load that
can be carried and the
maximum pressure needed to
support that load.
Compact Spare Tire Example
(1) Tire Ply Material : The type
of cord and number of plies in
the sidewall and under the tread.
(2) Temporary Use Only : The
compact spare tire or temporary
use tire should not be driven at
speeds over 80 km/h (50 mph).
The compact spare tire is for
emergency use when a regular
road tire has lost air and gone
flat. If the vehicle has a compact
spare tire, see Compact Spare
Tire 0 328 and If a Tire Goes
Flat 0 321.
(3) Tire Identification Number
(TIN) : The letters and numbers
following the DOT (Department
of Transportation) code are the
Tire Identification Number (TIN).
The TIN shows the
manufacturer and plant code,
tire size, and date the tire was
manufactured. The TIN is
molded onto both sides of the
tire, although only one side may
have the date of manufacture.
(4) Maximum Cold Inflation
Load Limit : Maximum load that
can be carried and the
maximum pressure needed to
support that load.
(5) Tire Inflation : The
temporary use tire or compact
spare tire should be inflated to
420 kPa (60 psi). For more
information on tire pressure and
inflation see Tire
Pressure 0 308.
(6) Tire Size : A combination of
letters and numbers define a
tire's width, height, aspect ratio,
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construction type, and service
description. The letter T as the
first character in the tire size
means the tire is for temporary
use only.
(7) TPC Spec (Tire
Performance Criteria
Specification) : Original
equipment tires designed to
GM's specific tire performance
criteria have a TPC specification
code molded onto the sidewall.
GM's TPC specifications meet or
exceed all federal safety
guidelines.
Tire Designations
Tire Size
The following is an example of a
typical passenger vehicle
tire size.
(1) Passenger (P-Metric) Tire :
The United States version of a
metric tire sizing system. The
letter P as the first character in
the tire size means a passenger
vehicle tire engineered to
standards set by the U.S. Tire
and Rim Association.
(2) Tire Width : The three-digit
number indicates the tire section
width in millimeters from
sidewall to sidewall.
(3) Aspect Ratio : A two-digit
number that indicates the tire
height-to-width measurements.
For example, if the tire size
aspect ratio is 60, as shown in
item 3 of the illustration, it would
mean that the tire's sidewall is
60 percent as high as it is wide.
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(4) Construction Code : A letter
code is used to indicate the type
of ply construction in the tire.
The letter R means radial ply
construction; the letter D means
diagonal or bias ply
construction; and the letter B
means belted-bias ply
construction.
(5) Rim Diameter : Diameter of
the wheel in inches.
(6) Service Description : These
characters represent the load
index and speed rating of the
tire. The load index represents
the load carrying capacity a tire
is certified to carry. The speed
rating is the maximum speed a
tire is certified to carry a load.
Tire Terminology and
Definitions
Air Pressure : The amount of
air inside the tire pressing
outward on each square inch of
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the tire. Air pressure is
expressed in kPa (kilopascal)
or psi (pounds per square inch).
Accessory Weight : The
combined weight of optional
accessories. Some examples of
optional accessories are
automatic transmission, power
windows, power seats, and air
conditioning.
Aspect Ratio : The relationship
of a tire's height to its width.
Belt : A rubber coated layer of
cords between the plies and the
tread. Cords may be made from
steel or other reinforcing
materials.
Bead : The tire bead contains
steel wires wrapped by steel
cords that hold the tire onto
the rim.
Bias Ply Tire : A pneumatic tire
in which the plies are laid at
alternate angles less than
90 degrees to the centerline of
the tread.
Cold Tire Pressure : The
amount of air pressure in a tire,
measured in kPa (kilopascal)
or psi (pounds per square inch)
before a tire has built up heat
from driving. See Tire
Pressure 0 308.
Curb Weight : The weight of a
motor vehicle with standard and
optional equipment including the
maximum capacity of fuel, oil,
and coolant, but without
passengers and cargo.
DOT Markings : A code molded
into the sidewall of a tire
signifying that the tire is in
compliance with the U.S.
Department of Transportation
(DOT) Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards. The DOT code
includes the Tire Identification
Number (TIN), an alphanumeric
designator which can also
identify the tire manufacturer,
production plant, brand, and
date of production.
GVWR : Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 200.
GAWR FRT : Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the front axle. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 200.
GAWR RR : Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the rear axle. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 200.
Intended Outboard Sidewall :
The side of an asymmetrical tire
that must always face outward
when mounted on a vehicle.
Kilopascal (kPa) : The metric
unit for air pressure.
Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire : A
tire used on light duty trucks and
some multipurpose passenger
vehicles.
Load Index : An assigned
number ranging from 1 to 279
that corresponds to the load
carrying capacity of a tire.
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Maximum Inflation Pressure :
The maximum air pressure to
which a cold tire can be inflated.
The maximum air pressure is
molded onto the sidewall.
Maximum Load Rating : The
load rating for a tire at the
maximum permissible inflation
pressure for that tire.
Maximum Loaded Vehicle
Weight : The sum of curb
weight, accessory weight,
vehicle capacity weight, and
production options weight.
Normal Occupant Weight : The
number of occupants a vehicle
is designed to seat multiplied by
68 kg (150 lb). See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 200.
Occupant Distribution :
Designated seating positions.
Outward Facing Sidewall : The
side of an asymmetrical tire that
has a particular side that faces
outward when mounted on a
vehicle. The side of the tire that
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contains a whitewall, bears
white lettering, or bears
manufacturer, brand, and/or
model name molding that is
higher or deeper than the same
moldings on the other sidewall
of the tire.
Sidewall : The portion of a tire
between the tread and the bead.
Passenger (P-Metric) Tire : A
tire used on passenger cars and
some light duty trucks and
multipurpose vehicles.
Traction : The friction between
the tire and the road surface.
The amount of grip provided.
Recommended Inflation
Pressure : Vehicle
manufacturer's recommended
tire inflation pressure as shown
on the tire placard. See Tire
Pressure 0 308 and Vehicle
Load Limits 0 200.
Radial Ply Tire : A pneumatic
tire in which the ply cords that
extend to the beads are laid at
90 degrees to the centerline of
the tread.
Rim : A metal support for a tire
and upon which the tire beads
are seated.
Speed Rating : An
alphanumeric code assigned to
a tire indicating the maximum
speed at which a tire can
operate.
Tread : The portion of a tire that
comes into contact with
the road.
Treadwear Indicators : Narrow
bands, sometimes called wear
bars, that show across the tread
of a tire when only 1.6 mm
(1/16 in) of tread remains. See
When It Is Time for New
Tires 0 315.
UTQGS (Uniform Tire Quality
Grading Standards) : A tire
information system that provides
consumers with ratings for a
tire's traction, temperature,
and treadwear. Ratings are
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determined by tire
manufacturers using
government testing procedures.
The ratings are molded into the
sidewall of the tire. See Uniform
Tire Quality Grading 0 318.
Vehicle Capacity Weight : The
number of designated seating
positions multiplied by
68 kg (150 lb) plus the rated
cargo load. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 200.
Tire Pressure
Caution (Continued)
Tires need the correct amount of
air pressure to operate
effectively.
Caution
Neither tire underinflation nor
overinflation is good.
Underinflated tires, or tires
that do not have enough air,
can result in:
Vehicle Maximum Load on the
Tire : Load on an individual tire
due to curb weight, accessory
weight, occupant weight, and
cargo weight.
.
Tire overloading and
overheating which could
lead to a blowout.
.
Premature or
irregular wear.
Vehicle Placard : A label
permanently attached to a
vehicle showing the vehicle
capacity weight and the original
equipment tire size and
recommended inflation pressure.
See “Tire and Loading
Information Label” under Vehicle
Load Limits 0 200.
.
Poor handling.
.
Reduced fuel economy.
Overinflated tires, or tires that
have too much air, can
result in:
.
Unusual wear.
(Continued)
.
Poor handling.
.
Rough ride.
.
Needless damage from
road hazards.
The Tire and Loading
Information label on the vehicle
indicates the original equipment
tires and the correct cold tire
inflation pressures. The
recommended pressure is the
minimum air pressure needed to
support the vehicle's maximum
load carrying capacity. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 200.
How the vehicle is loaded
affects vehicle handling and ride
comfort. Never load the vehicle
with more weight than it was
designed to carry.
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When to Check
Check the tires once a month or
more. Do not forget the compact
spare, if the vehicle has one.
The cold compact spare tire
pressure should be at 420 kPa
(60 psi). See Compact Spare
Tire 0 328.
How to Check
Use a good quality pocket-type
gauge to check tire pressure.
Proper tire inflation cannot be
determined by looking at the tire.
Check the tire inflation pressure
when the tires are cold, meaning
the vehicle has not been driven
for at least three hours or no
more than 1.6 km (1 mi).
Remove the valve cap from the
tire valve stem. Press the tire
gauge firmly onto the valve to
get a pressure measurement.
If the cold tire inflation pressure
matches the recommended
pressure on the Tire and
Loading Information label, no
further adjustment is necessary.
If the inflation pressure is low,
add air until the recommended
pressure is reached. If the
inflation pressure is high, press
on the metal stem in the center
of the tire valve to release air.
Recheck the tire pressure with
the tire gauge.
Put the valve caps back on the
valve stems to keep out dirt and
moisture and prevent leaks. Use
only valve caps designed for the
vehicle by GM. TPMS sensors
could be damaged and would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
Tire Pressure for
High-Speed Operation
{ Warning
Driving at high speeds, 160 km/h
(100 mph) or higher, puts
additional strain on tires.
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Sustained high-speed driving
causes excessive heat buildup
and can cause sudden tire failure.
This could cause a crash, and
you or others could be killed.
Some high-speed rated tires
require inflation pressure
adjustment for high-speed
operation. When speed limits and
road conditions allow the vehicle
to be driven at high speeds, make
sure the tires are rated for
high-speed operation, are in
excellent condition, and are set to
the correct cold tire inflation
pressure for the vehicle load.
Vehicles with 235/50R18 97V or
245/45R19 98V size tires require
inflation pressure adjustment when
driving the vehicle at speeds of
160 km/h (100 mph) or higher. Set
the cold inflation pressure for all four
tires to 270 kPa (39 psi).
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Vehicles with 245/40R20 95W size
tires require inflation pressure
adjustment when driving the vehicle
at speeds of 160 km/h (100 mph) or
higher. Set the cold inflation
pressure to 290 kPa (42 psi).
Vehicles with 245/40ZR20XL (99Y)
size tires require inflation pressure
adjustment when driving the vehicle
at speeds of 160 km/h (100 mph) or
higher. Set the cold inflation
pressure for the front tires to 240
kPa (35 psi) and the rear tires to
260 kPa (38 psi).
Return the tires to the
recommended cold tire inflation
pressure when high-speed driving
has ended. See Vehicle Load Limits
0 200 and Tire Pressure 0 308.
Tire Pressure Monitor
System
The Tire Pressure Monitor System
(TPMS) uses radio and sensor
technology to check tire pressure
levels. The TPMS sensors monitor
the air pressure in your tires and
transmit tire pressure readings to a
receiver located in the vehicle.
Each tire, including the spare (if
provided), should be checked
monthly when cold and inflated to
the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation
pressure label. (If your vehicle has
tires of a different size than the size
indicated on the vehicle placard or
tire inflation pressure label, you
should determine the proper tire
inflation pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your
vehicle has been equipped with a
tire pressure monitoring system
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire
pressure telltale when one or more
of your tires is significantly
under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire
pressure telltale illuminates, you
should stop and check your tires as
soon as possible, and inflate them
to the proper pressure. Driving on a
significantly under-inflated tire
causes the tire to overheat and can
lead to tire failure. Under-inflation
also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the
vehicle's handling and stopping
ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a
substitute for proper tire
maintenance, and it is the driver's
responsibility to maintain correct tire
pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger
illumination of the TPMS low tire
pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been
equipped with a TPMS malfunction
indicator to indicate when the
system is not operating properly.
The TPMS malfunction indicator is
combined with the low tire pressure
telltale. When the system detects a
malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then
remain continuously illuminated.
This sequence will continue upon
subsequent vehicle start-ups as
long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is
illuminated, the system may not be
able to detect or signal low tire
pressure as intended. TPMS
malfunctions may occur for a variety
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of reasons, including the installation
of replacement or alternate tires or
wheels on the vehicle that prevent
the TPMS from functioning properly.
Always check the TPMS malfunction
telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle to
ensure that the replacement or
alternate tires and wheels allow the
TPMS to continue to function
properly.
See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 311.
See Radio Frequency
Statement 0 373.
Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation
This vehicle may have a Tire
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).
The TPMS is designed to warn the
driver when a low tire pressure
condition exists. TPMS sensors are
mounted onto each tire and wheel
assembly, excluding the spare tire
and wheel assembly. The TPMS
sensors monitor the air pressure in
the tires and transmits the tire
pressure readings to a receiver
located in the vehicle.
When a low tire pressure condition
is detected, the TPMS illuminates
the low tire pressure warning light
on the instrument cluster. If the
warning light comes on, stop as
soon as possible and inflate the
tires to the recommended pressure
shown on the Tire and Loading
Information label. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 200.
A message to check the pressure in
a specific tire displays in the Driver
Information Center (DIC). The low
tire pressure warning light and the
DIC warning message come on at
each ignition cycle until the tires are
inflated to the correct inflation
pressure. Using the DIC, tire
pressure levels can be viewed. For
additional information and details
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about the DIC operation and
displays see Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 142.
The low tire pressure warning light
may come on in cool weather when
the vehicle is first started, and then
turn off as the vehicle is driven. This
could be an early indicator that the
air pressure is getting low and
needs to be inflated to the proper
pressure.
A Tire and Loading Information
label, attached to your vehicle,
shows the size of the original
equipment tires and the correct
inflation pressure for the tires when
they are cold. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 200 for an example of the
Tire and Loading Information label
and its location. Also see Tire
Pressure 0 308.
The TPMS can warn about a low
tire pressure condition but it does
not replace normal tire
maintenance. See Tire Inspection
0 314, Tire Rotation 0 314, and
Tires 0 300.
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Caution
Tire sealant materials are not all
the same. A non-approved tire
sealant could damage the TPMS
sensors. TPMS sensor damage
caused by using an incorrect tire
sealant is not covered by the
vehicle warranty. Always use only
the GM approved tire sealant
available through your dealer or
included in the vehicle.
TPMS Malfunction Light and
Message
The TPMS will not function properly
if one or more of the TPMS sensors
are missing or inoperable. When the
system detects a malfunction, the
low tire warning light flashes for
about one minute and then stays on
for the remainder of the ignition
cycle. A DIC warning message also
displays. The malfunction light and
DIC warning message come on at
each ignition cycle until the problem
is corrected. Some of the conditions
that can cause these to come
on are:
. One of the road tires has been
replaced with the spare tire. The
spare tire does not have a
TPMS sensor. The malfunction
light and DIC message should
go off after the road tire is
replaced and the sensor
matching process is performed
successfully. See “TPMS Sensor
Matching Process” later in this
section.
. The TPMS sensor matching
process was not done or not
completed successfully after
rotating the tires. The
malfunction light and the DIC
message should go off after
successfully completing the
sensor matching process. See
"TPMS Sensor Matching
Process" later in this section.
. One or more TPMS sensors are
missing or damaged. The
malfunction light and the DIC
message should go off when the
TPMS sensors are installed and
the sensor matching process is
performed successfully. See
your dealer for service.
.
Replacement tires or wheels do
not match the original equipment
tires or wheels. Tires and wheels
other than those recommended
could prevent the TPMS from
functioning properly. See Buying
New Tires 0 316.
.
Operating electronic devices or
being near facilities using radio
wave frequencies similar to the
TPMS could cause the TPMS
sensors to malfunction.
If the TPMS is not functioning
properly, it cannot detect or signal a
low tire condition. See your dealer
for service if the TPMS malfunction
light and DIC message come on
and stay on.
TPMS Sensor Matching
Process
Each TPMS sensor has a unique
identification code. The identification
code needs to be matched to a new
tire/wheel position after rotating the
vehicle’s tires or replacing one or
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more of the TPMS sensors. The
TPMS sensor matching process
should also be performed after
replacing a spare tire with a road
tire containing the TPMS sensor.
The malfunction light and the DIC
message should go off at the next
ignition cycle. The sensors are
matched to the tire/wheel positions,
using a TPMS relearn tool, in the
following order: driver side front tire,
passenger side front tire, passenger
side rear tire, and driver side rear
tire. See your dealer for service or
to purchase a relearn tool. A TPMS
relearn tool can also be purchased.
See Tire Pressure Monitor
Sensor Activation Tool at
www.gmtoolsandequipment.com
or call 1-800-GM TOOLS
(1-800-468-6657).
There are two minutes to match the
first tire/wheel position, and
five minutes overall to match all four
tire/wheel positions. If it takes
longer, the matching process stops
and must be restarted.
The TPMS sensor matching
process is:
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Place the vehicle power mode
in ON/RUN/START. See
Ignition Positions 0 205.
3. Make sure the Tire Pressure
info display option is turned on.
The info displays on the DIC
can be turned on and off
through the Settings menu.
See Driver Information Center
(DIC) 0 142.
4. Use the five-way DIC control
on the right side of the steering
wheel to scroll to the Tire
Pressure screen under the DIC
info page. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 142.
5. Press and hold SEL in the
center of the five-way DIC
control.
The horn sounds twice to
signal the receiver is in relearn
mode and the TIRE
LEARNING ACTIVE message
displays on the DIC screen.
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6. Start with the driver side
front tire.
7. Place the relearn tool against
the tire sidewall, near the valve
stem. Then press the button to
activate the TPMS sensor.
A horn chirp confirms that the
sensor identification code has
been matched to this tire and
wheel position.
8. Proceed to the passenger side
front tire, and repeat the
procedure in Step 7.
9. Proceed to the passenger side
rear tire, and repeat the
procedure in Step 7.
10. Proceed to the driver side rear
tire, and repeat the procedure
in Step 7. The horn sounds two
times to indicate the sensor
identification code has been
matched to the driver side rear
tire, and the TPMS sensor
matching process is no longer
active. The TIRE LEARNING
ACTIVE message on the DIC
display screen goes off.
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11. Press ENGINE START/STOP
to turn the ignition off.
.
The tire has a bump, bulge,
or split.
12. Set all four tires to the
recommended air pressure
level as indicated on the Tire
and Loading Information label.
.
The tire has a puncture, cut,
or other damage that cannot
be repaired well because of
the size or location of the
damage.
Tire Inspection
We recommend that the tires,
including the spare tire, if the
vehicle has one, be inspected
for signs of wear or damage at
least once a month.
Tire Rotation
Replace the tire if:
Tires are rotated to achieve a
uniform wear for all tires. The
first rotation is the most
important.
.
The indicators at three or
more places around the tire
can be seen.
.
There is cord or fabric
showing through the tire's
rubber.
.
The tread or sidewall is
cracked, cut, or snagged
deep enough to show cord or
fabric.
Tires should be rotated every
12 000 km/7,500 mi. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 346.
Anytime unusual wear is
noticed, rotate the tires as soon
as possible, check for proper tire
inflation pressure, and check for
damaged tires or wheels. If the
unusual wear continues after the
rotation, check the wheel
alignment. See When It Is Time
for New Tires 0 315 and Wheel
Replacement 0 320.
Use this rotation pattern if the
vehicle has different size tires
on the front and rear.
Different tire sizes should not be
rotated front to rear.
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Reset the Tire Pressure Monitor
System. See Tire Pressure
Monitor Operation 0 311.
Check that all wheel nuts are
properly tightened. See “Wheel
Nut Torque” under Capacities
and Specifications 0 360.
{ Warning
Use this rotation pattern when
rotating tires of the same size
installed on all four wheel
positions.
If the vehicle has a compact
spare tire, do not include it in the
tire rotation.
Adjust the front and rear tires to
the recommended inflation
pressure on the Tire and
Loading Information label after
the tires have been rotated. See
Tire Pressure 0 308 and Vehicle
Load Limits 0 200.
Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the
parts to which it is fastened, can
make wheel nuts become loose
after time. The wheel could come
off and cause an accident. When
changing a wheel, remove any
rust or dirt from places where the
wheel attaches to the vehicle. In
an emergency, a cloth or a paper
towel can be used; however, use
a scraper or wire brush later to
remove all rust or dirt.
Lightly coat the center of the
wheel hub with wheel bearing
grease after a wheel change or
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tire rotation to prevent corrosion
or rust build-up. Do not get
grease on the flat wheel
mounting surface or on the
wheel nuts or bolts.
When It Is Time for New
Tires
Factors such as maintenance,
temperatures, driving speeds,
vehicle loading, and road conditions
affect the wear rate of the tires.
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Treadwear indicators are one way to
tell when it is time for new tires.
Treadwear indicators appear when
the tires have only 1.6 mm (1/16 in)
or less of tread remaining. See Tire
Inspection 0 314 and Tire
Rotation 0 314.
The rubber in tires ages over time.
This also applies to the spare tire,
if the vehicle has one, even if it is
never used. Multiple factors
including temperatures, loading
conditions, and inflation pressure
maintenance affect how fast aging
takes place. GM recommends that
tires, including the spare if
equipped, be replaced after six
years, regardless of tread wear. The
tire manufacture date is the last four
digits of the DOT Tire Identification
Number (TIN) which is molded into
one side of the tire sidewall. The
first two digits represent the week
(01–52) and the last two digits, the
year. For example, the third week of
the year 2010 would have a
four-digit DOT date of 0310.
Vehicle Storage
Tires age when stored normally
mounted on a parked vehicle. Park
a vehicle that will be stored for at
least a month in a cool, dry, clean
area away from direct sunlight to
slow aging. This area should be free
of grease, gasoline, or other
substances that can deteriorate
rubber.
Parking for an extended period can
cause flat spots on the tires that
may result in vibrations while
driving. When storing a vehicle for
at least a month, remove the tires or
raise the vehicle to reduce the
weight from the tires.
Buying New Tires
GM has developed and matched
specific tires for the vehicle. The
original equipment tires installed
were designed to meet General
Motors Tire Performance Criteria
Specification (TPC Spec)
system rating. When
replacement tires are needed,
GM strongly recommends
buying tires with the same TPC
Spec rating.
GM's exclusive TPC Spec
system considers over a dozen
critical specifications that impact
the overall performance of the
vehicle, including brake system
performance, ride and handling,
traction control, and tire
pressure monitoring
performance. GM's TPC Spec
number is molded onto the tire's
sidewall near the tire size. If the
tires have an all-season tread
design, the TPC Spec number
will be followed by MS for mud
and snow. See Tire Sidewall
Labeling 0 303, for additional
information.
GM recommends replacing worn
tires in complete sets of four.
Uniform tread depth on all tires
will help to maintain the
performance of the vehicle.
Braking and handling
performance may be adversely
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affected if all the tires are not
replaced at the same time.
If proper rotation and
maintenance have been done,
all four tires should wear out at
about the same time. See Tire
Rotation 0 314 for information
on proper tire rotation. However,
if it is necessary to replace only
one axle set of worn tires, place
the new tires on the rear axle.
Winter tires with the same speed
rating as the original equipment
tires may not be available for H,
V, W, and ZR speed rated tires.
Never exceed the winter tire's
maximum speed capability when
using winter tires with a lower
speed rating.
{ Warning
Tires could explode during
improper service. Attempting
to mount or dismount a tire
could cause injury or death.
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Warning (Continued)
Only your dealer or authorized
tire service center should
mount or dismount the tires.
{ Warning
Mixing tires of different sizes
(other than those originally
installed on the vehicle), brands,
or types may cause loss of
control of the vehicle, resulting in
a crash or other vehicle damage.
Use the correct size, brand, and
type of tire on all four wheels.
{ Warning
Using bias-ply tires on the
vehicle may cause the wheel
rim flanges to develop cracks
after many miles of driving.
A tire and/or wheel could fail
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suddenly and cause a crash.
Use only radial-ply tires with
the wheels on the vehicle.
If the vehicle tires must be
replaced with a tire that does not
have a TPC Spec number, make
sure they are the same size,
load range, speed rating, and
construction (radial) as the
original tires.
Vehicles that have a tire
pressure monitoring system
could give an inaccurate
low-pressure warning if non-TPC
Spec rated tires are installed.
See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 311.
The Tire and Loading
Information label indicates the
original equipment tires on the
vehicle. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 200.
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Different Size Tires and
Wheels
If wheels or tires are installed that
are a different size than the original
equipment wheels and tires, vehicle
performance, including its braking,
ride and handling characteristics,
stability, and resistance to rollover
may be affected. If the vehicle has
electronic systems such as antilock
brakes, rollover airbags, roll bars,
traction control, electronic stability
control, or All-Wheel Drive, the
performance of these systems can
also be affected.
{ Warning
If different sized wheels are used,
there may not be an acceptable
level of performance and safety if
tires not recommended for those
wheels are selected. This
increases the chance of a crash
and serious injury. Only use GM
specific wheel and tire systems
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Warning (Continued)
developed for the vehicle, and
have them properly installed by a
GM certified technician.
See Buying New Tires 0 316
and Accessories and
Modifications 0 266.
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading
The following information relates
to the system developed by the
United States National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA), which grades tires by
treadwear, traction, and
temperature performance. This
applies only to vehicles sold in
the United States. The grades
are molded on the sidewalls of
most passenger car tires. The
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
(UTQG) system does not apply
to deep tread, winter tires,
compact spare tires, tires with
nominal rim diameters of
10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm),
or to some limited-production
tires.
While the tires available on
General Motors passenger cars
and light trucks may vary with
respect to these grades, they
must also conform to federal
safety requirements and
additional General Motors Tire
Performance Criteria (TPC)
standards.
Quality grades can be found
where applicable on the tire
sidewall between tread shoulder
and maximum section width. For
example:
Treadwear 200 Traction AA
Temperature A
All Passenger Car Tires Must
Conform to Federal Safety
Requirements In Addition To
These Grades.
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Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a
comparative rating based on the
wear rate of the tire when tested
under controlled conditions on a
specified government test
course. For example, a tire
graded 150 would wear one and
one-half (1½) times as well on
the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative
performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of
their use, however, and may
depart significantly from the
norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices and
differences in road
characteristics and climate.
Traction
The traction grades, from
highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. Those grades represent
the tire's ability to stop on wet
pavement as measured under
controlled conditions on
specified government test
surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may
have poor traction performance.
Warning: The traction grade
assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction
tests, and does not include
acceleration, cornering,
hydroplaning, or peak traction
characteristics.
Temperature
The temperature grades are A
(the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire's resistance
to the generation of heat and its
ability to dissipate heat when
tested under controlled
conditions on a specified indoor
laboratory test wheel. Sustained
high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate
and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead
to sudden tire failure. The grade
C corresponds to a level of
performance which all
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passenger car tires must meet
under the Federal Motor Safety
Standard No. 109. Grades B and
A represent higher levels of
performance on the laboratory
test wheel than the minimum
required by law. Warning: The
temperature grade for this tire is
established for a tire that is
properly inflated and not
overloaded. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive
loading, either separately or in
combination, can cause heat
buildup and possible tire failure.
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance
The tires and wheels were aligned
and balanced at the factory to
provide the longest tire life and best
overall performance. Adjustments to
wheel alignment and tire balancing
are not necessary on a regular
basis. Consider an alignment check
if there is unusual tire wear or the
vehicle is significantly pulling to one
side or the other. Some slight pull to
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the left or right, depending on the
crown of the road and/or other road
surface variations such as troughs
or ruts, is normal. If the vehicle is
vibrating when driving on a smooth
road, the tires and wheels may need
to be rebalanced. See your dealer
for proper diagnosis.
Wheel Replacement
Replace any wheel that is bent,
cracked, or badly rusted or
corroded. If wheel nuts keep coming
loose, the wheel, wheel bolts, and
wheel nuts should be replaced.
If the wheel leaks air, replace it.
Some aluminum wheels can be
repaired. See your dealer if any of
these conditions exist.
Your dealer will know the kind of
wheel that is needed.
Each new wheel should have the
same load-carrying capacity,
diameter, width, offset, and be
mounted the same way as the one it
replaces.
Replace wheels, wheel bolts, wheel
nuts, or Tire Pressure Monitor
System (TPMS) sensors with new
GM original equipment parts.
{ Warning
Using the wrong replacement
wheels, wheel bolts, or wheel
nuts can be dangerous. It could
affect the braking and handling of
the vehicle. Tires can lose air,
and cause loss of control, causing
a crash. Always use the correct
wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel
nuts for replacement.
Caution
The wrong wheel can also cause
problems with bearing life, brake
cooling, speedometer or
odometer calibration, headlamp
aim, bumper height, vehicle
ground clearance, and tire or tire
chain clearance to the body and
chassis.
Used Replacement Wheels
{ Warning
Replacing a wheel with a used
one is dangerous. How it has
been used or how far it has been
driven may be unknown. It could
fail suddenly and cause a crash.
When replacing wheels, use a
new GM original equipment
wheel.
Tire Chains
{ Warning
If the vehicle has 265/45R18 size
tires on the rear axle, do not use
tire chains. There is not enough
clearance. Tire chains used on a
vehicle without the proper amount
of clearance can cause damage
to the brakes, suspension,
or other vehicle parts. The area
damaged by the tire chains could
cause loss of control and a crash.
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Warning (Continued)
Caution (Continued)
Use another type of traction
device only if its manufacturer
recommends it for the vehicle's
tire size combination and road
conditions. Follow that
manufacturer's instructions. To
avoid vehicle damage, drive slow
and readjust or remove the
traction device if it contacts the
vehicle. Do not spin the wheels. If
traction devices are used, install
them on the rear tires.
Install them on the tires of the
rear axle. Do not use chains on
the tires of the front axle. Tighten
them as tightly as possible with
the ends securely fastened. Drive
slowly and follow the chain
manufacturer's instructions. If the
chains contact the vehicle, stop
and retighten them. If the contact
continues, slow down until it
stops. Driving too fast or spinning
the wheels with chains on will
damage the vehicle.
Caution
If the vehicle is equipped with a
tire size other than 265/45R18 on
the rear, use tire chains only
where legal and only when
necessary. Use low profile chains
that add no more than 10 mm
thickness to the tire tread and
inner sidewall. Use chains that
are the proper size for the tires.
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If a Tire Goes Flat
It is unusual for a tire to blow out
while driving, especially if the tires
are maintained properly. See Tires
0 300. If air goes out of a tire, it is
much more likely to leak out slowly.
But if there ever is a blowout, here
are a few tips about what to expect
and what to do:
If a front tire fails, the flat tire
creates a drag that pulls the vehicle
toward that side. Take your foot off
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the accelerator pedal and grip the
steering wheel firmly. Steer to
maintain lane position, and then
gently brake to a stop, well off the
road, if possible.
A rear blowout, particularly on a
curve, acts much like a skid and
may require the same correction as
used in a skid. Stop pressing the
accelerator pedal and steer to
straighten the vehicle. It may be
very bumpy and noisy. Gently brake
to a stop, well off the road,
if possible.
{ Warning
Driving on a flat tire will cause
permanent damage to the tire.
Re-inflating a tire after it has been
driven on while severely
underinflated or flat may cause a
blowout and a serious crash.
Never attempt to re-inflate a tire
that has been driven on while
severely underinflated or flat.
Have your dealer or an authorized
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Warning (Continued)
tire service center repair or
replace the flat tire as soon as
possible.
{ Warning
Lifting a vehicle and getting under
it to do maintenance or repairs is
dangerous without the
appropriate safety equipment and
training. If a jack is provided with
the vehicle, it is designed only for
changing a flat tire. If it is used for
anything else, you or others could
be badly injured or killed if the
vehicle slips off the jack. If a jack
is provided with the vehicle, only
use it for changing a flat tire.
If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire
and wheel damage by driving slowly
to a level place, well off the road,
if possible. Turn on the hazard
warning flashers. See Hazard
Warning Flashers 0 174.
{ Warning
Changing a tire can be
dangerous. The vehicle can slip
off the jack and roll over or fall
causing injury or death. Find a
level place to change the tire. To
help prevent the vehicle from
moving:
When the vehicle has a flat tire (2),
use the following example as a
guide to assist in the placement of
the wheel blocks (1), if equipped.
1. Set the parking brake firmly.
2. Put an automatic
transmission in P (Park) or a
manual transmission in
1 (First) or R (Reverse).
3. Turn off the engine and do
not restart while the vehicle
is raised.
4. Do not allow passengers to
remain in the vehicle.
5. Place wheel blocks,
if equipped, on both sides of
the tire at the opposite
corner of the tire being
changed.
1. Wheel Block (If Equipped)
2. Flat Tire
The following information explains
how to repair or change a tire.
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Tire Changing
2. Turn the wheel wrench
counterclockwise to loosen and
remove the wheel nut caps.
Removing the Spare Tire and
Tools
3. Turn the retainer nut
counterclockwise and remove
the spare tire. Place the spare
tire next to the tire being
changed.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Jack
Retainer Nut
Tool Bag
Strap
Wrench
Tow Hook (If Equipped)
To access the spare tire and tools:
1. Open the trunk.
2. Lift the spare tire cover and
attach the handle to the
trunk edge.
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4. Remove the jack and tools
from their container and place
them near the tire being
changed.
Removing the Flat Tire and
Installing the Spare Tire
1. Do a safety check before
proceeding. See If a Tire Goes
Flat 0 321.
3. Turn the wheel wrench
counterclockwise to loosen all
the wheel nuts, but do not
remove them yet.
4. Place the jack near the flat tire.
5. Put the compact spare tire
near you.
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{ Warning
{ Warning
Getting under a vehicle when it is
lifted on a jack 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.
Lifting a vehicle and getting under
it to do maintenance or repairs is
dangerous without the
appropriate safety equipment and
training. If a jack is provided with
the vehicle, it is designed only for
changing a flat tire. If it is used for
anything else, you or others could
be badly injured or killed if the
vehicle slips off the jack. If a jack
is provided with the vehicle, only
use it for changing a flat tire.
{ Warning
Raising the vehicle with the jack
improperly positioned can
damage the vehicle and even
make the vehicle fall. To help
avoid personal injury and vehicle
damage, be sure to fit the jack lift
head into the proper location
before raising the vehicle.
6. Place the hex tube end of the
wrench over the hex head of
the jack.
7. Place the jack under the
vehicle.
Caution
Make sure that the jack lift head
is in the correct position or you
may damage your vehicle. The
repairs would not be covered by
your warranty.
8. Position the jack lift head at the
jack location nearest the flat
tire within the depression of the
jack pads, as shown. The jack
must not be used in any other
position.
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Warning (Continued)
towel can be used; however, use
a scraper or wire brush later to
remove all rust or dirt.
9. Raise the vehicle by turning the
jack handle clockwise. Raise
the vehicle far enough off the
ground so there is enough
room for the road tire to clear
the ground.
10. Remove all of the wheel nuts.
11. Remove the flat tire.
{ Warning
Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the
parts to which it is fastened, can
make wheel nuts become loose
after time. The wheel could come
off and cause an accident. When
changing a wheel, remove any
rust or dirt from places where the
wheel attaches to the vehicle. In
an emergency, a cloth or a paper
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12. Remove any rust or dirt from
the wheel bolts, mounting
surfaces, and spare wheel.
13. Place the compact spare tire
on the wheel-mounting surface.
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{ Warning
Never use oil or grease on bolts
or nuts because the nuts might
come loose. The vehicle's wheel
could fall off, causing a crash.
14. Reinstall the wheel nuts.
Tighten each nut by hand until
the wheel is held against
the hub.
15. Lower the vehicle by turning
the jack handle
counterclockwise.
{ Warning
Wheel nuts that are improperly or
incorrectly tightened can cause
the wheels to become loose or
come off. The wheel nuts should
be tightened with a torque wrench
to the proper torque specification
after replacing. Follow the torque
specification supplied by the
aftermarket manufacturer when
using accessory locking wheel
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Warning (Continued)
nuts. See Capacities and
Specifications 0 360 for original
equipment wheel nut torque
specifications.
Caution
Improperly tightened wheel nuts
can lead to brake pulsation and
rotor damage. To avoid expensive
brake repairs, evenly tighten the
wheel nuts in the proper
sequence and to the proper
torque specification. See
Capacities and Specifications
0 360 for the wheel nut torque
specification.
16. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in
a crisscross sequence, as
shown.
17. Lower the jack all the way and
remove the jack from under the
vehicle.
18. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly
with the wheel wrench.
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Storing a Flat or Spare Tire
and Tools
{ Warning
Storing a jack, a tire, or other
equipment in the passenger
compartment of the vehicle could
cause injury. In a sudden stop or
collision, loose equipment could
strike someone. Store all these in
the proper place.
To store the flat tire and tools:
1. Open the trunk.
2. Replace the jack and tools as
they were, originally, stored in
their container near the
spare tire.
3. Replace the spare tire cover.
4. Place the tire, lying flat, in the
rear storage compartment.
If there is a loop on the end of
the strap used to secure the
flat tire, go to Step 5. If there is
not a loop, go to Step 8.
5. Route the loop end of the
strap (3) through one of the
cargo tie-downs (1) in the rear
of the vehicle.
6. Route the hook (2) through the
loop (3).
7. Pull the strap to tighten it
around the cargo tie-down (1).
8. Route the hook end of the
strap through the wheel.
9. Attach the hook to the cargo
tie-down in the rear of the
vehicle.
10. Tighten the strap.
The compact spare is for temporary
use only. Replace the compact
spare tire with a full-size tire as
soon as you can.
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Compact Spare Tire
{ Warning
Driving with more than one
compact spare tire at a time could
result in loss of braking and
handling. This could lead to a
crash and you or others could be
injured. Use only one compact
spare tire at a time.
If this vehicle has a compact spare
tire, it was fully inflated when new;
however, it can lose air over time.
Check the inflation pressure
regularly. It should be 420 kPa
(60 psi).
Stop as soon as possible and check
that the spare tire is correctly
inflated after being installed on the
vehicle. The compact spare tire is
designed for temporary use only.
The vehicle will perform differently
with the spare tire installed and it is
recommended that the vehicle
speed be limited to 80 km/h
(50 mph). To conserve the tread of
the spare tire, have the standard tire
repaired or replaced as soon as
convenient and return the spare tire
to the storage area.
When using a compact spare tire,
the AWD (if equipped), ABS, and
Traction Control systems may
engage until the spare tire is
recognized by the vehicle,
especially on slippery roads. Adjust
driving to reduce possible
wheel slip.
Caution
When the compact spare is
installed, do not take the vehicle
through an automatic car wash
with guide rails. The compact
spare can get caught on the rails
which can damage the tire, wheel,
and other parts of the vehicle.
Do not use the compact spare on
other vehicles.
Do not mix the compact spare tire or
wheel with other wheels or tires.
They will not fit. Keep the spare tire
and its wheel together.
Caution
Tire chains will not fit the compact
spare. Using them can damage
the vehicle and the chains. Do not
use tire chains on the compact
spare.
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Jump Starting
Jump Starting - North
America
For more information about the
vehicle battery, see Battery - North
America 0 287.
If the battery has run down, try to
use another vehicle and some
jumper cables to start your vehicle.
Be sure to use the following steps to
do it safely.
{ Warning
WARNING: Battery posts,
terminals, and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to
the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Batteries also
contain other chemicals known to
the State of California to cause
cancer. WASH HANDS AFTER
HANDLING.
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
See California Proposition
65 Warning 0 265.
{ Warning
Batteries can hurt you. They can
be dangerous because:
. They contain acid that can
burn you.
. They contain gas that can
explode or ignite.
. They contain enough
electricity to burn you.
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Caution
Ignoring these steps could result
in costly damage to the vehicle
that would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Trying to start
the vehicle by pushing or pulling it
will not work, and it could damage
the vehicle.
If you do not follow these steps
exactly, some or all of these
things can hurt you.
2.0L L4 Engine Shown, 3.0L
V6 Engine and 3.6L V6 Engine
Similar
1. Discharged Remote Battery
Positive Terminal
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2. Discharged Remote Battery
Negative Ground Terminal
3. Good Battery Negative
Terminal
4. Good Battery Positive
Terminal
The jump start remote positive
terminal (1) and the remote negative
ground terminal (2) for the
discharged battery are on the driver
side of the vehicle.
The jump start negative terminal (3)
and positive terminal (4) are on the
battery of the vehicle providing the
jump start.
The positive jump start connection
for the discharged battery is under a
red cover. Remove the cover to
expose the terminal.
1. Check the other vehicle.
It must have a 12-volt battery
with a negative ground system.
Caution
If the other vehicle does not have
a 12-volt system with a negative
ground, both vehicles can be
damaged. Only use a vehicle that
has a 12-volt system with a
negative ground for jump starting.
2. Position the two vehicles so
that they are not touching.
3. Set the parking brake firmly
and put the shift lever in
P (Park). See Shifting Into
Park 0 210.
Caution
If any accessories are left on or
plugged in during the jump
starting procedure, they could be
damaged. The repairs would not
be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Whenever possible, turn
off or unplug all accessories on
either vehicle when jump starting.
4. Set the ignition to OFF. Turn off
all lights and accessories in
both vehicles, except the
hazard warning flashers if
needed.
{ Warning
An electric fan can start up even
when the engine is not running
and can injure you. Keep hands,
clothing, and tools away from any
underhood electric fan.
{ Warning
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.
Battery fluid contains acid that
can burn you. Do not get it on
you. If you accidentally get it in
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Warning (Continued)
your eyes or on your skin, flush
the place with water and get
medical help immediately.
{ Warning
Fans or other moving engine
parts can injure you badly. Keep
your hands away from moving
parts once the engine is running.
5. Connect one end of the red
positive (+) cable to the remote
positive (+) terminal on the
discharged battery.
6. Connect the other end of the
red positive (+) cable to the
positive (+) terminal of the good
battery.
7. Connect one end of the black
negative (–) cable to the
negative (–) terminal of the
good battery.
8. Connect the other end of the
black negative (–) cable to the
remote negative (–) ground
terminal on the driver side
shock tower for the discharged
battery.
9. Start the engine in the vehicle
with the good battery and run
the engine at idle speed for at
least four minutes.
10. Try to start the vehicle that had
the dead battery. If it will not
start after a few tries, it
probably needs service.
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Caution
If the jumper cables are
connected or removed in the
wrong order, electrical shorting
may occur and damage the
vehicle. The repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Always connect and remove the
jumper cables in the correct order,
making sure that the cables do
not touch each other or other
metal.
Jumper Cable Removal
Reverse the sequence exactly when
removing the jumper cables.
After starting the disabled vehicle
and removing the jumper cables,
allow it to idle for several minutes.
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Towing the Vehicle
Caution
Incorrectly towing a disabled
vehicle may cause damage. The
damage would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty.
Do not lash or hook to
suspension components. Use the
proper straps around the tires to
secure the vehicle.
Caution
Improper use of the tow eye can
cause vehicle damage. Use
caution and low speeds to
prevent damage to the vehicle.
Carefully open the cover in the
fascia by using the small notch that
conceals the tow eye socket.
Have the vehicle towed on a flatbed
car carrier. A wheel lift tow truck
could damage the vehicle.
Install the tow eye into the socket by
turning it clockwise until it stops.
Remove the tow eye by turning it
counterclockwise. When the tow eye
is removed, reinstall the cover with
the notch in the original position.
Consult your dealer or a
professional towing service if the
disabled vehicle must be towed.
Recreational Vehicle
Towing
Use the tow eye for towing a
disabled vehicle or loading it onto a
flatbed car carrier. The tow eye
should not be used to recover a
vehicle from an off road situation.
Recreational vehicle towing means
towing the vehicle behind another
vehicle such as a motor home. The
two most common types of
recreational vehicle towing are
known as dinghy towing and dolly
towing. Dinghy towing is towing the
vehicle with all four wheels on the
ground. Dolly towing is towing the
vehicle with two wheels on the
ground and two wheels up on a
device known as a dolly.
Here are some important things to
consider before recreational vehicle
towing:
. What is the towing capacity of
the towing vehicle? Be sure to
read the tow vehicle
manufacturer's
recommendations.
. What is the distance that will be
traveled? Some vehicles have
restrictions on how far and how
long they can tow.
. Is the proper towing equipment
going to be used? See your
dealer or trailering professional
for additional advice and
equipment recommendations.
. Is the vehicle ready to be
towed? Just as preparing the
vehicle for a long trip, make sure
the vehicle is prepared to be
towed.
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Dinghy Towing
The vehicle was not designed to be
towed with all four wheels on the
ground. If the vehicle must be
towed, a dolly should be used. See
the following information on dolly
towing.
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Dolly Towing (Rear-Wheel
Drive Vehicles)
Caution
Caution
If the vehicle is towed with all four
wheels on the ground, the
drivetrain components could be
damaged. The repairs would not
be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Do not tow the vehicle
with all four wheels on the
ground.
Use of a shield mounted in front
of the vehicle grille could restrict
airflow and cause damage to the
transmission. The repairs would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. If using a shield, only
use one that attaches to the
towing vehicle.
To dolly tow a rear-wheel drive
vehicle from the rear:
1. Attach the dolly to the tow
vehicle following the dolly
manufacturer instructions.
2. Put the rear wheels on the
dolly.
3. Shift the transmission to
P (Park).
4. Firmly set the parking brake.
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5. Use an adequate clamping
device designed for towing to
ensure that the front wheels
are locked into the
straight-ahead position.
Appearance Care
6. Secure the vehicle to the dolly
following the manufacturer
instructions.
Locks are lubricated at the factory.
Use a de-icing agent only when
absolutely necessary, and have the
locks greased after using. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 355.
7. Release the parking brake only
after the vehicle being towed is
firmly attached to the towing
vehicle.
8. Turn the ignition off.
Dolly Towing (All-Wheel Drive
Vehicles)
Exterior Care
Locks
Vehicles with All-Wheel Drive
cannot be dolly towed.
Washing the Vehicle
To preserve the vehicle's finish,
wash it often and out of direct
sunlight.
Caution
Do not use petroleum-based,
acidic, or abrasive cleaning
agents as they can damage the
vehicle's paint, metal, or plastic
parts. If damage occurs, it would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Approved cleaning
products can be obtained from
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your dealer. Follow all
manufacturer directions regarding
correct product usage, necessary
safety precautions, and
appropriate disposal of any
vehicle care product.
Caution
Avoid using high-pressure
washes closer than 30 cm (12 in)
to the surface of the vehicle. Use
of power washers exceeding
8,274 kPa (1,200 psi) can result
in damage or removal of paint
and decals.
Caution
Do not power wash any
component under the hood that
has this e symbol.
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Caution (Continued)
This could cause damage that
would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
If using an automatic car wash,
follow the car wash instructions. The
windshield wiper and rear window
wiper, if equipped, must be off.
Remove any accessories that may
be damaged or interfere with the car
wash equipment.
Rinse the vehicle well, before
washing and after, to remove all
cleaning agents completely. If they
are allowed to dry on the surface,
they could stain.
Dry the finish with a soft, clean
chamois or an all-cotton towel to
avoid surface scratches and water
spotting.
Finish Care
Application of aftermarket clearcoat
sealant/wax materials is not
recommended. If painted surfaces
are damaged, see your dealer to
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have the damage assessed and
repaired. 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., can
damage the vehicle's finish if they
remain on painted surfaces. Wash
the vehicle as soon as possible.
If necessary, use non-abrasive
cleaners that are marked safe for
painted surfaces to remove foreign
matter.
Occasional hand waxing or mild
polishing should be done to remove
residue from the paint finish. See
your dealer for approved cleaning
products.
Do not apply waxes or polishes to
uncoated plastic, vinyl, rubber,
decals, simulated wood, or flat paint
as damage can occur.
Caution
Machine compounding or
aggressive polishing on a
basecoat/clearcoat paint finish
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may damage it. Use only
non-abrasive waxes and polishes
that are made for a basecoat/
clearcoat paint finish on the
vehicle.
To keep the paint finish looking new,
keep the vehicle garaged or
covered whenever possible.
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal
Moldings
Caution
Failure to clean and protect the
bright metal moldings can result
in a hazy white finish or pitting.
This damage would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
The bright metal moldings on the
vehicle are aluminum, chrome,
or stainless steel. To prevent
damage, always follow these
cleaning instructions:
. Be sure the molding is cool to
the touch before applying any
cleaning solution.
. Use only approved cleaning
solutions for aluminum, chrome,
or stainless steel. Some
cleaners are highly acidic or
contain alkaline substances and
can damage the moldings.
. Always dilute a concentrated
cleaner according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
. Do not use cleaners that are not
intended for automotive use.
. Use a nonabrasive wax on the
vehicle after washing to protect
and extend the molding finish.
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/
Lenses, Emblems, Decals, and
Stripes
Use only lukewarm or cold water, a
soft cloth, and a car washing soap
to clean exterior lamps, lenses,
emblems, decals, and stripes.
Follow instructions under "Washing
the Vehicle" previously in this
section.
Lamp covers are made of plastic,
and some have a UV protective
coating. Do not clean or wipe them
when dry.
Do not use any of the following on
lamp covers:
. Abrasive or caustic agents.
.
Washer fluids and other cleaning
agents in higher concentrations
than suggested by the
manufacturer.
.
Solvents, alcohols, fuels,
or other harsh cleaners.
.
Ice scrapers or other hard items.
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.
Aftermarket appearance caps or
covers while the lamps are
illuminated, due to excessive
heat generated.
Shutter System
Failure to clean lamps properly
can cause damage to the lamp
cover that would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty.
Using wax on low gloss black
finish stripes can increase the
gloss level and create a
non-uniform finish. Clean low
gloss stripes with soap and
water only.
Air Intakes
Clear debris from the air intakes
between the hood and windshield
when washing the vehicle.
a buildup of vehicle wash/wax
treatments may cause wiper
streaking.
Replace the wiper blades if they are
worn or damaged. Damage can be
caused by extreme dusty
conditions, sand, salt, heat, sun,
snow, and ice.
Caution
Caution
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Weatherstrips
The vehicle may have a shutter
system designed to help increase
fuel economy. Keep the shutter
system clean for proper operation.
Windshield and Wiper Blades
Clean the outside of the windshield
with glass cleaner.
Clean rubber blades using a lint-free
cloth or paper towel soaked with
windshield washer fluid or a mild
detergent. Wash the windshield
thoroughly when cleaning the
blades. Bugs, road grime, sap, and
Apply Dielectric silicone grease on
weatherstrips to make them last
longer, seal better, and not stick or
squeak. Lubricate weatherstrips at
least once a year. Hot, dry climates
may require more frequent
application. Black marks from
rubber material on painted surfaces
can be removed by rubbing with a
clean cloth. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants 0 355.
Tires
Use a stiff brush with tire cleaner to
clean the tires.
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Caution
Caution (Continued)
Using petroleum-based tire
dressing products on the vehicle
may damage the paint finish and/
or tires. When applying a tire
dressing, always wipe off any
overspray from all painted
surfaces on the vehicle.
chlorides are used on roads for
conditions such as ice and dust.
Always wash the chrome with
soap and water after exposure.
Wheels and Trim — Aluminum
or Chrome
To avoid surface damage, do not
use strong soaps, chemicals,
abrasive polishes, cleaners,
brushes, or cleaners that contain
acid on aluminum or
chrome-plated wheels. Use only
approved cleaners. Also, never
drive a vehicle with aluminum or
chrome-plated wheels through an
automatic car wash that uses
silicone carbide tire cleaning
brushes. Damage could occur
and the repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Use a soft, clean cloth with mild
soap and water to clean the wheels.
After rinsing thoroughly with clean
water, dry with a soft, clean towel.
A wax may then be applied.
Caution
Chrome wheels and other chrome
trim may be damaged if the
vehicle is not washed after driving
on roads that have been sprayed
with magnesium, calcium,
or sodium chloride. These
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Caution
Brake System
Visually inspect brake lines and
hoses for proper hook-up, binding,
leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect
disc brake pads for wear and rotors
for surface condition. Inspect brake
linings/shoes for wear or cracks.
Inspect all other brake parts.
Steering, Suspension, and
Chassis Components
Visually inspect steering,
suspension, and chassis
components for damaged, loose,
or missing parts or signs of wear at
least once a year.
Inspect power steering for proper
attachment, connections, binding,
leaks, cracks, chafing, etc.
Visually check constant velocity joint
boots and axle seals for leaks.
Body Component Lubrication
Lubricate all key lock cylinders,
hood hinges, liftgate hinges, and the
steel fuel door hinges, unless the
components are plastic. Applying
silicone grease on weatherstrips
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with a clean cloth will make them
last longer, seal better, and not stick
or squeak.
Underbody Maintenance
At least twice a year, spring and fall,
use plain water to flush any
corrosive materials from the
underbody. Take care to thoroughly
clean any areas where mud and
other debris can collect.
Do not directly power wash the
transfer case and/or front/rear axle
output seals. High pressure water
can overcome the seals and
contaminate the fluid. Contaminated
fluid will decrease the life of the
transfer case and/or axles and
should be replaced.
Sheet Metal Damage
If the vehicle is damaged and
requires sheet metal repair or
replacement, make sure the body
repair shop applies anti-corrosion
material to parts repaired or
replaced to restore corrosion
protection.
Original manufacturer replacement
parts will provide the corrosion
protection while maintaining the
vehicle warranty.
Finish Damage
Quickly repair minor chips and
scratches with touch-up materials
available from your dealer to avoid
corrosion. Larger areas of finish
damage can be corrected in your
dealer's body and paint shop.
Chemical Paint Spotting
Airborne pollutants can fall upon
and attack painted vehicle surfaces
causing blotchy, ring-shaped
discolorations, and small, irregular
dark spots etched into the paint
surface. See “Finish Care”
previously in this section.
Interior Care
To prevent dirt particle abrasions,
regularly clean the vehicle's interior.
Immediately remove any soils.
Newspapers or dark garments can
transfer color to the vehicle’s
interior.
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Use a soft bristle brush to remove
dust from knobs and crevices on the
instrument cluster. Using a mild
soap solution, immediately remove
hand lotions, sunscreen, and insect
repellent from all interior surfaces or
permanent damage may result.
Use cleaners specifically designed
for the surfaces being cleaned to
prevent permanent damage. Apply
all cleaners directly to the cleaning
cloth. Do not spray cleaners on any
switches or controls. Remove
cleaners quickly.
Before using cleaners, read and
follow all safety instructions on the
label. While cleaning the interior,
open the doors and windows to get
proper ventilation.
To prevent damage, do not clean
the interior using the following
cleaners or techniques:
. Never use a razor or any other
sharp object to remove soil from
any interior surface.
. Never use a brush with stiff
bristles.
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Vehicle Care
Never rub any surface
aggressively or with too much
pressure.
Do not use laundry detergents or
dishwashing soaps with
degreasers. For liquid cleaners,
use approximately 20 drops per
3.8 L (1 gal) of water.
A concentrated soap solution will
create streaks and attract dirt.
Do not use solutions that contain
strong or caustic soap.
.
Do not heavily saturate the
upholstery when cleaning.
.
Do not use solvents or cleaners
containing solvents.
Interior Glass
To clean, use a terry cloth fabric
dampened with water. Wipe droplets
left behind with a clean dry cloth.
If necessary, use a commercial
glass cleaner after cleaning with
plain water.
Caution
To prevent scratching, never use
abrasive cleaners on automotive
glass. Abrasive cleaners or
aggressive cleaning may damage
the rear window defogger.
Cleaning the windshield with water
during the first three to six months
of ownership will reduce tendency
to fog.
Speaker Covers
Vacuum around a speaker cover
gently, so that the speaker will not
be damaged. Clean spots with water
and mild soap.
Coated Moldings
Coated moldings should be cleaned.
. When lightly soiled, wipe with a
sponge or soft, lint-free cloth
dampened with water.
. When heavily soiled, use warm
soapy water.
Fabric/Carpet/Suede
Start by vacuuming the surface
using a soft brush attachment. If a
rotating vacuum brush attachment is
being used, only use it on the floor
carpet. Before cleaning, gently
remove as much of the soil as
possible:
. Gently blot liquids with a paper
towel. Continue blotting until no
more soil can be removed.
. For solid soils, remove as much
as possible prior to vacuuming.
To clean:
1. Saturate a clean, lint-free
colorfast cloth with water.
Microfiber cloth is
recommended to prevent lint
transfer to the fabric or carpet.
2. Remove excess moisture by
gently wringing until water does
not drip from the cleaning cloth.
3. Start on the outside edge of the
soil and gently rub toward the
center. Fold the cleaning cloth
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to a clean area frequently to
prevent forcing the soil in to the
fabric.
4. Continue gently rubbing the
soiled area until there is no
longer any color transfer from
the soil to the cleaning cloth.
5. If the soil is not completely
removed, use a mild soap
solution followed only by plain
water.
If the soil is not completely
removed, it may be necessary to
use a commercial upholstery
cleaner or spot lifter. Test a small
hidden area for colorfastness before
using a commercial upholstery
cleaner or spot lifter. If ring
formation occurs, clean the entire
fabric or carpet.
After cleaning, use a paper towel to
blot excess moisture.
Cleaning High Gloss Surfaces
and Vehicle Information and
Radio Displays
Use a microfiber cloth on high gloss
surfaces or vehicle displays. First,
use a soft bristle brush to remove
dirt that can scratch the surface.
Then gently clean by rubbing with a
microfiber cloth. Never use window
cleaners or solvents. Periodically
hand wash the microfiber cloth
separately, using mild soap. Do not
use bleach or fabric softener. Rinse
thoroughly and air dry before
next use.
Caution
Do not attach a device with a
suction cup to the display. This
may cause damage and would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
Instrument Panel, Leather,
Vinyl, Other Plastic Surfaces,
Low Gloss Paint Surfaces, and
Natural Open Pore Wood
Surfaces
Use a soft microfiber cloth
dampened with water to remove
dust and loose dirt. For a more
thorough cleaning, use a soft
microfiber cloth dampened with a
mild soap solution.
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Caution
Soaking or saturating leather,
especially perforated leather, as
well as other interior surfaces,
may cause permanent damage.
Wipe excess moisture from these
surfaces after cleaning and allow
them to dry naturally. Never use
heat, steam, or spot removers. Do
not use cleaners that contain
silicone or wax-based products.
Cleaners containing these
solvents can permanently change
the appearance and feel of
leather or soft trim, and are not
recommended.
Do not use cleaners that increase
gloss, especially on the instrument
panel. Reflected glare can decrease
visibility through the windshield
under certain conditions.
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Caution
{ Warning
Use of air fresheners may cause
permanent damage to plastics
and painted surfaces. If an air
freshener comes in contact with
any plastic or painted surface in
the vehicle, blot immediately and
clean with a soft cloth dampened
with a mild soap solution.
Damage caused by air fresheners
would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
Do not bleach or dye safety belt
webbing. It may severely weaken
the webbing. In a crash, they
might not be able to provide
adequate protection. Clean and
rinse safety belt webbing only
with mild soap and lukewarm
water. Allow the webbing to dry.
Cargo Cover and
Convenience Net
Wash with warm water and mild
detergent. Do not use chlorine
bleach. Rinse with cold water, and
then dry completely.
Care of Safety Belts
Keep belts clean and dry.
Floor Mats
{ Warning
If a floor mat is the wrong size or
is not properly installed, it can
interfere with the pedals.
Interference with the pedals can
cause unintended acceleration
and/or increased stopping
distance which can cause a crash
and injury. Make sure the floor
mat does not interfere with the
pedals.
Use the following guidelines for
proper floor mat usage.
. The original equipment floor
mats were designed for your
vehicle. If the floor mats need
replacing, it is recommended
that GM certified floor mats be
purchased. Non-GM floor mats
may not fit properly and may
interfere with the pedals. Always
check that the floor mats do not
interfere with the pedals.
. Do not use a floor mat if the
vehicle is not equipped with a
floor mat retainer on the driver
side floor.
. Use the floor mat with the
correct side up. Do not turn
it over.
. Do not place anything on top of
the driver side floor mat.
. Use only a single floor mat on
the driver side.
. Do not place one floor mat on
top of another.
The driver side floor mat is held in
place by two button-type retainers.
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Removing and Replacing the
Floor Mats
1. Pull up on the rear of the floor
mat to unlock the retainers and
remove.
2. Reinstall by lining up the floor
mat retainer openings over the
carpet retainers and snap into
position.
3. Make sure the floor mat is
properly secured in place.
Verify the floor mat does not
interfere with the pedals.
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Service and Maintenance
Service and
Maintenance
General Information
General Information . . . . . . . . . . 344
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Maintenance Schedule
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . 346
Special Application Services
Special Application
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Additional Maintenance
and Care
Additional Maintenance
and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Recommended Fluids,
Lubricants, and Parts
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Maintenance Replacement
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Maintenance Records
Maintenance Records . . . . . . . . 358
General Information
Your vehicle is an important
investment. This section describes
the required maintenance for the
vehicle. Follow this schedule to help
protect against major repair
expenses resulting from neglect or
inadequate maintenance. It may
also help to maintain the value of
the vehicle if it is sold. It is the
responsibility of the owner to have
all required maintenance performed.
Your dealer has trained technicians
who can perform required
maintenance using genuine
replacement parts. They have
up-to-date tools and equipment for
fast and accurate diagnostics. Many
dealers have extended evening and
Saturday hours, courtesy
transportation, and online
scheduling to assist with service
needs.
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Your dealer recognizes the
importance of providing
competitively priced maintenance
and repair services. With trained
technicians, the dealer is the place
for routine maintenance such as oil
changes and tire rotations and
additional maintenance items like
tires, brakes, batteries, and wiper
blades.
Caution
Damage caused by improper
maintenance can lead to costly
repairs and may not be covered
by the vehicle warranty.
Maintenance intervals, checks,
inspections, recommended fluids,
and lubricants are important to
keep the vehicle in good working
condition.
The Tire Rotation and Required
Services are the responsibility of the
vehicle owner. It is recommended to
have your dealer perform these
services every 12 000 km/7,500 mi.
Proper vehicle maintenance helps to
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keep the vehicle in good working
condition, improves fuel economy,
and reduces vehicle emissions.
.
Mainly driven in hilly or
mountainous terrain.
.
Frequently towing a trailer.
Because of the way people use
vehicles, maintenance needs vary.
There may need to be more
frequent checks and services. The
Additional Required Services Normal are for vehicles that:
. Carry passengers and cargo
within recommended limits on
the Tire and Loading Information
label. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 200.
. Are driven on reasonable road
surfaces within legal driving
limits.
. Use the recommended fuel. See
Fuel 0 254.
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Used for high speed or
competitive driving.
.
Used for taxi, police, or delivery
service.
Refer to the information in the
Maintenance Schedule Additional
Required Services - Normal chart.
The Additional Required Services Severe are for vehicles that are:
. Mainly driven in heavy city traffic
in hot weather.
Refer to the information in the
Maintenance Schedule Additional
Required Services - Severe chart.
{ Warning
Performing maintenance work can
be dangerous and can cause
serious injury. Perform
maintenance work only if the
required information, proper tools,
and equipment are available.
If they are not, see your dealer to
have a trained technician do the
work. See Doing Your Own
Service Work 0 266.
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Service and Maintenance
Cadillac Premium
Care Maintenance
Your vehicle comes with the
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance. It is a maintenance
program that covers select
maintenance services. See the
Warranty booklet.
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance covers routine
maintenance services, when
scheduled in accordance with the
owner manual, including:
. Oil changes based on the
vehicle's oil life monitor system.
.
Tire rotation every 12 000 km
(7,500 mi).
.
Engine air cleaner filter
replacement.
.
Passenger compartment air filter
replacement.
.
Multi-point vehicle inspection
(MPVI) performed by a qualified
technician.
Cadillac requires that all Cadillac
Premium Care Maintenance
services be performed by a Cadillac
authorized service dealer.
Maintenance
Schedule
Owner Checks and Services
At Each Fuel Stop
. Check the engine oil level. See
Engine Oil 0 273.
Once a Month
. Check the tire inflation
pressures. See Tire
Pressure 0 308.
. Inspect the tires for wear. See
Tire Inspection 0 314.
. Check the windshield washer
fluid level. See Washer
Fluid 0 284.
Engine Oil Change
When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message displays, have the
engine oil and filter changed within
the next 1 000 km/600 mi. If driven
under the best conditions, the
engine oil life system may not
indicate the need for vehicle service
for up to a year. The engine oil and
filter must be changed at least once
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a year and the oil life system must
be reset. Your trained dealer
technician can perform this work.
If the engine oil life system is reset
accidentally, service the vehicle
within 5 000 km/3,000 mi since the
last service. Reset the oil life
system when the oil is changed.
See Engine Oil Life System 0 275.
.
Tire Rotation and Required
Services Every 12 000 km/
7,500 mi
.
Inspect tire wear. See Tire
Inspection 0 314.
.
Visually check for fluid leaks.
Rotate the tires, if recommended for
the vehicle, and perform the
following services. See Tire
Rotation 0 314.
. Check engine oil level and oil
life percentage. If needed,
change engine oil and filter, and
reset oil life system. See Engine
Oil 0 273 and Engine Oil Life
System 0 275.
. Check engine coolant level. See
Engine Coolant 0 280.
. Check windshield washer fluid
level. See Washer Fluid 0 284.
.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter.
See Engine Air Cleaner/
Filter 0 276.
.
Inspect brake system. See
Exterior Care 0 334.
.
Visually inspect steering,
suspension, and chassis
components for damaged, loose,
or missing parts or signs of
wear. See Exterior Care 0 334.
.
Visually inspect windshield wiper
blades for wear, cracking,
or contamination. See Exterior
Care 0 334. Replace worn or
damaged wiper blades. See
Wiper Blade
Replacement 0 289.
Check tire inflation pressures.
See Tire Pressure 0 308.
.
Check restraint system
components. See Safety System
Check 0 76.
.
Visually inspect fuel system for
damage or leaks.
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Visually inspect exhaust system
and nearby heat shields for
loose or damaged parts.
.
Lubricate body components. See
Exterior Care 0 334.
.
Check starter switch. See Starter
Switch Check 0 288.
.
Check automatic transmission
shift lock control function. See
Automatic Transmission Shift
Lock Control Function
Check 0 289.
.
Check parking brake and
automatic transmission park
mechanism. See Park Brake and
P (Park) Mechanism
Check 0 289.
.
Check accelerator pedal for
damage, high effort, or binding.
Replace if needed.
.
Visually inspect gas strut for
signs of wear, cracks, or other
damage. Check the hold open
ability of the strut. See your
dealer if service is required.
.
Inspect sunroof track and seal,
if equipped. See Sunroof 0 55.
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4 8 0 0 0 k m/3 0 ,0 0 0 mi
6 0 0 0 0 k m/3 7 ,5 0 0 mi
7 2 0 0 0 k m/4 5 ,0 0 0 mi
8 4 0 0 0 k m/5 2 ,5 0 0 mi
9 6 0 0 0 k m/6 0 ,0 0 0 mi
1 0 8 0 0 0 k m/6 7 ,5 0 0 mi
1 2 0 0 0 0 k m/7 5 ,0 0 0 mi
1 3 2 0 0 0 k m/8 2 ,5 0 0 mi
1 4 4 0 0 0 k m/9 0 ,0 0 0 mi
1 5 6 0 0 0 k m/9 7 ,5 0 0 mi
1 6 8 0 0 0 k m/1 0 5 ,0 0 0 mi
1 8 0 0 0 0 k m/11 2 ,5 0 0 mi
1 9 2 0 0 0 k m/1 2 0 ,0 0 0 mi
2 0 4 0 0 0 k m/1 2 7 ,5 0 0 mi
2 1 6 0 0 0 k m/1 3 5 ,0 0 0 mi
2 2 8 0 0 0 k m/1 4 2 ,5 0 0 mi
2 4 0 0 0 0 k m/1 5 0 ,0 0 0 mi
Rotate tires, if recommended for the vehicle, and
perform Required Services. Check engine oil level
and oil life percentage. Change engine oil and
filter, if needed. (1)
3 6 0 0 0 k m/2 2 ,5 0 0 mi
Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required
Services - Normal
2 4 0 0 0 k m/1 5 ,0 0 0 mi
Service and Maintenance
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Replace spark plugs. Inspect spark plug wires.
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Footnotes — Maintenance
Schedule Additional Required
Services - Normal
(1) Vehicles with different size front
and rear tires do not have tire
rotation. See Tire Rotation 0 314.
(2) Or every two years, whichever
comes first. More frequent
passenger compartment air filter
replacement may be needed if
driving in areas with heavy traffic,
poor air quality, high dust levels,
or environmental allergens.
Passenger compartment air filter
replacement may also be needed if
there is reduced airflow, window
fogging, or odors. Your GM dealer
can help determine when to replace
the filter.
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(3) Visually check all fuel and vapor
lines and hoses for proper
attachment, connection, routing, and
condition.
(7) Or every 10 years, whichever
comes first. Inspect for fraying,
excessive cracking, or damage;
replace, if needed.
(4) Or every four years, whichever
comes first. If driving in dusty
conditions, inspect the filter at each
oil change or more often as needed.
(8) Replace brake fluid every five
years. See Brake Fluid 0 286.
(5) Or every five years, whichever
comes first. See Cooling
System 0 278.
(6) Do not directly power wash the
transfer case and/or front/rear axle
output seals. High pressure water
can overcome the seals and
contaminate the transfer case fluid.
Contaminated fluid will decrease the
life of the transfer case and/or axles
and should be replaced.
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4 8 0 0 0 k m/3 0 ,0 0 0 mi
6 0 0 0 0 k m/3 7 ,5 0 0 mi
7 2 0 0 0 k m/4 5 ,0 0 0 mi
8 4 0 0 0 k m/5 2 ,5 0 0 mi
9 6 0 0 0 k m/6 0 ,0 0 0 mi
1 0 8 0 0 0 k m/6 7 ,5 0 0 mi
1 2 0 0 0 0 k m/7 5 ,0 0 0 mi
1 3 2 0 0 0 k m/8 2 ,5 0 0 mi
1 4 4 0 0 0 k m/9 0 ,0 0 0 mi
1 5 6 0 0 0 k m/9 7 ,5 0 0 mi
1 6 8 0 0 0 k m/1 0 5 ,0 0 0 mi
1 8 0 0 0 0 k m/11 2 ,5 0 0 mi
1 9 2 0 0 0 k m/1 2 0 ,0 0 0 mi
2 0 4 0 0 0 k m/1 2 7 ,5 0 0 mi
2 1 6 0 0 0 k m/1 3 5 ,0 0 0 mi
2 2 8 0 0 0 k m/1 4 2 ,5 0 0 mi
2 4 0 0 0 0 k m/1 5 0 ,0 0 0 mi
Rotate tires, if recommended for the vehicle, and
perform Required Services. Check engine oil level
and oil life percentage. Change engine oil and
filter, if needed. (1)
3 6 0 0 0 k m/2 2 ,5 0 0 mi
Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required
Services - Severe
2 4 0 0 0 k m/1 5 ,0 0 0 mi
Service and Maintenance
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Footnotes — Maintenance
Schedule Additional Required
Services - Severe
(1) Vehicles with different size front
and rear tires do not have tire
rotation. See Tire Rotation 0 314.
(2) Or every two years, whichever
comes first. More frequent
passenger compartment air filter
replacement may be needed if
driving in areas with heavy traffic,
poor air quality, high dust levels,
or environmental allergens.
Passenger compartment air filter
replacement may also be needed if
there is reduced airflow, window
fogging, or odors. Your GM dealer
can help determine when to replace
the filter.
(3) Visually check all fuel and vapor
lines and hoses for proper
attachment, connection, routing, and
condition.
(4) Or every four years, whichever
comes first. If driving in dusty
conditions, inspect the filter at each
oil change or more often as needed.
(5) Do not directly power wash the
transfer case and/or front/rear axle
output seals. High pressure water
can overcome the seals and
contaminate the transfer case fluid.
Contaminated fluid will decrease the
life of the transfer case and/or axles
and should be replaced.
(6) Or every five years, whichever
comes first. See Cooling
System 0 278.
(7) Or every 10 years, whichever
comes first. Inspect for fraying,
excessive cracking, or damage;
replace, if needed.
(8) Replace brake fluid every five
years. See Brake Fluid 0 286.
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Special Application
Services
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Severe Commercial Use
Vehicles Only: Lubricate chassis
components every oil change.
.
Have underbody flushing service
performed. See "Underbody
Maintenance" in Exterior
Care 0 334.
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Additional
Maintenance and Care
Your vehicle is an important
investment and caring for it properly
may help to avoid future costly
repairs. To maintain vehicle
performance, additional
maintenance services may be
required.
It is recommended that your dealer
perform these services — their
trained dealer technicians know
your vehicle best. Your dealer can
also perform a thorough
assessment with a multi-point
inspection to recommend when your
vehicle may need attention.
The following list is intended to
explain the services and conditions
to look for that may indicate
services are required.
Battery
Brakes
The 12-volt battery supplies power
to start the engine and operate any
additional electrical accessories.
. To avoid break-down or failure to
start the vehicle, maintain a
battery with full cranking power.
. Trained dealer technicians have
the diagnostic equipment to test
the battery and ensure that the
connections and cables are
corrosion-free.
Brakes stop the vehicle and are
crucial to safe driving.
. Signs of brake wear may include
chirping, grinding, or squealing
noises, or difficulty stopping.
. Trained dealer technicians have
access to tools and equipment
to inspect the brakes and
recommend quality parts
engineered for the vehicle.
Belts
. Belts may need replacing if they
squeak or show signs of
cracking or splitting.
. Trained dealer technicians have
access to tools and equipment
to inspect the belts and
recommend adjustment or
replacement when necessary.
Proper fluid levels and approved
fluids protect the vehicle’s systems
and components. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 355 for GM approved
fluids.
. Engine oil and windshield
washer fluid levels should be
checked at every fuel fill.
. Instrument cluster lights may
come on to indicate that fluids
may be low and need to be
filled.
Fluids
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Hoses
Shocks and Struts
Tires
Hoses transport fluids and should
be regularly inspected to ensure
that there are no cracks or leaks.
With a multi-point inspection, your
dealer can inspect the hoses and
advise if replacement is needed.
Shocks and struts help aid in control
for a smoother ride.
. Signs of wear may include
steering wheel vibration, bounce/
sway while braking, longer
stopping distance, or uneven
tire wear.
. As part of the multi-point
inspection, trained dealer
technicians can visually inspect
the shocks and struts for signs
of leaking, blown seals,
or damage, and can advise
when service is needed.
Tires need to be properly inflated,
rotated, and balanced. Maintaining
the tires can save money and fuel,
and can reduce the risk of tire
failure.
. Signs that the tires need to be
replaced include three or more
visible treadwear indicators; cord
or fabric showing through the
rubber; cracks or cuts in the
tread or sidewall; or a bulge or
split in the tire.
. Trained dealer technicians can
inspect and recommend the right
tires. Your dealer can also
provide tire/wheel balancing
services to ensure smooth
vehicle operation at all speeds.
Your dealer sells and services
name brand tires.
Lamps
Properly working headlamps,
taillamps, and brake lamps are
important to see and be seen on
the road.
. Signs that the headlamps need
attention include dimming, failure
to light, cracking, or damage.
The brake lamps need to be
checked periodically to ensure
that they light when braking.
. With a multi-point inspection,
your dealer can check the lamps
and note any concerns.
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Vehicle Care
To help keep the vehicle looking like
new, vehicle care products are
available from your dealer. For
information on how to clean and
protect the vehicle’s interior and
exterior, see Interior Care 0 339 and
Exterior Care 0 334.
Wheel Alignment
Wheel alignment is critical for
ensuring that the tires deliver
optimal wear and performance.
. Signs that the alignment may
need to be adjusted include
pulling, improper vehicle
handling, or unusual tire wear.
.
Your dealer has the required
equipment to ensure proper
wheel alignment.
Windshield
For safety, appearance, and the
best viewing, keep the windshield
clean and clear.
. Signs of damage include
scratches, cracks, and chips.
. Trained dealer technicians can
inspect the windshield and
recommend proper replacement
if needed.
Wiper Blades
Wiper blades need to be cleaned
and kept in good condition to
provide a clear view.
. Signs of wear include streaking,
skipping across the windshield,
and worn or split rubber.
. Trained dealer technicians can
check the wiper blades and
replace them when needed.
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Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
Usage
Automatic Transmission
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil
Fluid/Lubricant
®
DEXRON -HP Automatic Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 19331925, in
Canada 19300537).
50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL ® Coolant.
See Engine Coolant 0 280.
Engine oil meeting the dexos1™ specification of the proper SAE viscosity
grade. ACDelco dexos1 Synthetic Blend is recommended. See Engine
Oil 0 273.
Hood Latch Assembly, Pivots, Spring Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 89021668, in
Anchor, and Release Pawl
Canada 89021674) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2,
Category LB or GC-LB.
Hydraulic Brake System
Key Lock Cylinders, Hood and Door
Hinges
DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 19299818, in
Canada 19299819).
Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241, in
Canada 10953474).
Rear Axle
SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 88863089, in
Canada 88863090) meeting GM Specification 9986285.
Rear Axle/Front Axle (All-Wheel
Drive)
SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 88863089, in
Canada 88863090).
Transfer Case (All-Wheel Drive)
Transfer Case Fluid (GM Part No. 19331044, in Canada 19331045).
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Usage
Fluid/Lubricant
Weatherstrip Conditioning
Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or
Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579, in Canada 10953481).
Windshield Washer
Automotive windshield washer fluid that meets regional freeze protection
requirements.
Maintenance Replacement Parts
Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer.
Part
GM Part Number
ACDelco Part Number
2.0L L4 Engine
23418368
A3219C
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine (Driver Side)
23441383
A3207C
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine (Passenger Side)
23450879
A3206C
3.6L V6 Engine
23458700
A3204C
2.0L L4 Engine
12640445
PF64
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
19330000
PF63E
19330000
PF63E
13508023
CF185
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
Engine Oil Filter
3.6L V6 Engine
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
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GM Part Number
ACDelco Part Number
2.0L L4 Engine
12647827
41-125
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
12650283
41-131
3.6L V6 Engine
12646780
41-130
Driver Side – 60 cm (23.62 in)
13227404
—
Passenger Side – 45 cm (17.72 in)
25882578
—
Spark Plugs
Wiper Blades
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Maintenance Records
After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the
type of services performed in the boxes provided. Retain all maintenance receipts.
Date
Odometer
Reading
Serviced By
Maintenance Stamp
Services Performed
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Technical Data
Vehicle Identification
Vehicle Identification
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN)
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Service Parts Identification
Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Vehicle Data
Capacities and
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Engine Drive Belt Routing . . . . 362
359
Engine Identification
The eighth character in the VIN is
the engine code. This code
identifies the vehicle's engine,
specifications, and replacement
parts. See “Engine Specifications”
under Capacities and Specifications
0 360 for the vehicle's engine code.
Service Parts
Identification Label
This legal identifier is in the front
corner of the instrument panel, on
the left side of the vehicle. It can be
seen through the windshield from
outside. The Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) also appears on the
Vehicle Certification and Service
Parts labels and certificates of title
and registration.
This label, located inside the trunk
area, has the following information:
. Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN).
. Model designation.
.
Paint information.
.
Production options and special
equipment.
Do not remove this label from the
vehicle.
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Vehicle Data
Capacities and Specifications
The following approximate capacities are given in metric and English conversions. See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 355 for more information.
Application
Air Conditioning Refrigerant
Capacities
Metric
English
For the air conditioning system refrigerant type and
charge amount, see the refrigerant label under the
hood. See your dealer for more information.
Cooling System – Engine
2.0L L4 Engine
8.6 L
9.1 qt
2.0L L4 Engine with Rear A/C
10.3 L
10.9 qt
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
10.6 L
11.2 qt
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine with Rear A/C
12.3 L
13.0 qt
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine with Rear A/C and Auxiliary
Radiator
13.2 L
13.9 qt
3.6L V6 Engine
9.8 L
10.4 qt
3.6L V6 Engine with Rear A/C
11.4 L
12.0 qt
3.2 L
3.4 qt
Cooling System – Twin Turbo
3.0L V6 Engine Intercoolers
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Capacities
Application
Metric
English
4.7 L
5.0 qt
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
5.7 L
6.0 qt
3.6L V6 Engine
6.15 L
6.5 qt
72.7 L
19.2 gal
Engine Oil with Filter
2.0L L4 Engine
Fuel Tank
Transfer Case – AWD
Wheel Nut Torque
0.8 L
0.85 qt
150 Y
110 lb ft
All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this
manual. Recheck fluid level after filling.
Engine Specifications
Engine
VIN Code
Transmission
Spark Plug Gap
2.0L L4 Engine
X
Automatic
0.75–0.90 mm
(0.030–0.035 in)
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
6
Automatic
0.65–0.75 mm
(0.26–0.030 in)
3.6L V6 Engine
S
Automatic
0.80–0.90 mm
(0.031–0.035 in)
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Engine Drive Belt Routing
3.6L V6 Engine
2.0L L4 Engine
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
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Customer
Information
Customer Information
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
Customer Assistance
Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Customer Assistance for Text
Telephone (TTY) Users . . . . . 366
Online Owner Center . . . . . . . . . 366
Roadside Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Scheduling Service
Appointments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Courtesy Transportation
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Collision Damage Repair . . . . . 370
Service Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Radio Frequency
Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Reporting Safety Defects
Reporting Safety Defects to
the United States
Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Reporting Safety Defects to
the Canadian
Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Reporting Safety Defects to
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Event Data Recorders . . . . . . . .
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . .
375
375
376
376
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Customer Satisfaction
Procedure
Your satisfaction and goodwill are
important to your dealer and to
Cadillac. Normally, any concerns
with the sales transaction or the
operation of the vehicle will be
resolved by your dealer's sales or
service departments. Sometimes,
however, despite the best intentions
of all concerned, misunderstandings
can occur. If your concern has not
been resolved to your satisfaction,
the following steps should be taken:
STEP ONE : Discuss your concern
with a member of dealership
management. Normally, concerns
can be quickly resolved at that level.
If the matter has already been
reviewed with the sales, service or
parts manager, contact the owner of
your dealership or the general
manager.
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STEP TWO : If after contacting a
member of dealership management,
it appears your concern cannot be
resolved by your dealership without
further help, in the U.S., call the
Cadillac Customer Assistance
Center at 1-800–458–8006. In
Canada, call the Canadian Cadillac
Customer Care Centre at
1-888-446-2000.
We encourage you to call the
toll-free number in order to give your
inquiry prompt attention. Have the
following information available to
give the Customer Assistance
representative:
. Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). This is available
from the vehicle registration or
title, or the plate at the top left of
the instrument panel and visible
through the windshield.
. Dealership name and location.
.
Vehicle delivery date and
present mileage.
When contacting Cadillac,
remember that your concern will
likely be resolved at a dealer's
facility. That is why we suggest
following Step One first.
STEP THREE — U.S. Owners :
Both General Motors and your
dealer are committed to making
sure you are completely satisfied
with the new vehicle. However,
if you continue to remain unsatisfied
after following the procedure
outlined in Steps One and Two, you
can file with the Better Business
Bureau (BBB) Auto Line® Program
to enforce your rights.
The BBB Auto Line Program is an
out-of-court program administered
by the Council of Better Business
Bureaus to settle automotive
disputes regarding vehicle repairs or
the interpretation of the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. Although you may
be required to resort to this informal
dispute resolution program prior to
filing a court action, use of the
program is free of charge and your
case will generally be heard within
40 days. If you do not agree with the
decision given in your case, you
may reject it and proceed with any
other venue for relief available
to you.
You may contact the BBB Auto Line
Program using the toll-free
telephone number or write them at
the following address:
BBB Auto Line Program
Council of Better Business
Bureaus, Inc.
3033 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: 1-800-955-5100
http://www.bbb.org/council/
programs-services/
dispute-handling-and-resolution/
bbb-auto-line
This program is available in all
50 states and the District of
Columbia. Eligibility is limited by
vehicle age, mileage, and other
factors. General Motors reserves
the right to change eligibility
limitations and/or discontinue its
participation in this program.
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STEP THREE — Canadian
Owners : In the event that you do
not feel your concerns have been
addressed after following the
procedure outlined in Steps One
and Two, General Motors of Canada
Company wants you to be aware of
its participation in a no-charge
mediation/arbitration program.
General Motors of Canada
Company has committed to binding
arbitration of owner disputes
involving factory-related vehicle
service claims. The program
provides for the review of the facts
involved by an impartial third party
arbiter, and may include an informal
hearing before the arbiter. The
program is designed so that the
entire dispute settlement process,
from the time you file your complaint
to the final decision, should be
completed in about 70 days. We
believe our impartial program offers
advantages over courts in most
jurisdictions because it is informal,
quick, and free of charge.
For further information concerning
eligibility in the Canadian Motor
Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP),
call toll-free 1-800-207-0685, or call
the Cadillac Customer Care Centre,
1-888-446-2000, or write to:
General Motors Cadillac Customer
Care Centre
General Motors of Canada
Company
Mail Code: CA1-163-005
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
The inquiry should be accompanied
by the Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN).
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Customer Assistance
Offices
Cadillac encourages customers to
call the toll-free number for
assistance. However, if a customer
wishes to write or e-mail Cadillac,
the letter should be addressed to:
United States and Puerto Rico
Cadillac Customer Assistance
Center
Cadillac Motor Car Division
P.O. Box 33169
Detroit, MI 48232-5169
www.Cadillac.com
1-800-458-8006
1-800-833-2622 (For Text
Telephone devices (TTYs))
Roadside Service: 1-800-224-1400
From U.S. Virgin Islands:
1-800-496-9994
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Canada
Online Owner Center
General Motors of Canada
Company
Cadillac Customer Care Centre,
Mail Code: CA1-163-005
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
www.gm.ca
Online Owner Experience
(U.S.) my.cadillac.com
1-888-446-2000 (English/French)
Cadillac Roadside Service:
1-800-882-1112
The Cadillac online owner
experience allows interaction with
Cadillac and keeps important
vehicle-specific information in one
place.
Membership Benefits
E : Download owner manuals and
Overseas
view vehicle-specific how-to videos.
Contact the local General Motors
Business Unit.
G : View maintenance schedules,
Customer Assistance for
Text Telephone (TTY)
Users
To assist customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing, or speech-impaired
and who use Text Telephones
(TTYs), Cadillac has TTY equipment
available at its Customer Assistance
Center. Any TTY user can
communicate with Cadillac by
dialing: 1-800-833-2622. TTY users
in Canada can dial 1-800-263-3830.
alerts, and OnStar onboard vehicle
diagnostic information. Schedule
service appointments.
I : View printable dealer-recorded
service records and self-recorded
service records.
D : Select a dealer and view
locations, maps, phone numbers,
and hours.
r : Track your vehicle’s warranty
information.
J : View active recalls or search by
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
See Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN) 0 359.
H : View GM Card, SiriusXM
Satellite radio (if equipped), and
OnStar account information.
F : Chat with online help
representatives.
See my.cadillac.com to register your
vehicle.
Cadillac Owner Centre
(Canada) cadillacowner.ca
Visit the Cadillac Owner Centre:
. Chat live with online help
representatives.
. Locate owner resources such as
lease-end, financing, and
warranty information.
. Retrieve favorite articles,
quizzes, tips, and multimedia
galleries organized into the
Featured Articles and Auto Care
Sections.
. Download owner manuals.
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.
Find Cadillac-recommended
maintenance services.
Roadside Service
U.S.: 1-800-224-1400.
Canada: 1-800-882-1112.
Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S.
Only): 1-888-889-2438.
Service is available 24 hours a day,
365 days a year.
Calling for Service
When calling Roadside Service,
have the following information
ready:
. Your name, home address, and
home telephone number.
. Telephone number of your
location.
. Location of the vehicle.
.
Model, year, color, and license
plate number of the vehicle.
.
Odometer reading, Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN), and
delivery date of the vehicle.
.
Description of the problem.
Coverage
.
Lock-Out Service: Service to
unlock the vehicle if you are
locked out. A remote unlock may
be available if you have OnStar.
For security reasons, the driver
must present identification
before this service is given.
.
Emergency Tow from a Public
Road or Highway: Tow to the
nearest Cadillac dealer for
warranty service, or if the vehicle
was in a crash and cannot be
driven. Assistance is not given
when the vehicle is stuck in the
sand, mud, or snow.
.
Flat Tire Change: Service to
change a flat tire with a spare
tire. The spare tire, if equipped,
must be in good condition and
properly inflated. It is your
responsibility for the repair or
replacement of the tire if it is not
covered by the warranty.
.
Battery Jump Start: Service to
jump start a dead battery.
.
Trip Interruption Benefits and
Service: If your trip is
interrupted due to a warranty
failure, incidental expenses may
Services are provided for the
duration of the vehicle’s powertrain
warranty.
In the U.S., anyone driving the
vehicle is covered. In Canada, a
person driving the vehicle without
permission from the owner is not
covered.
Roadside Service is not a part of the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
General Motors North America and
Cadillac reserve the right to make
any changes or discontinue the
Roadside Service program at any
time without notification.
General Motors North America and
Cadillac reserve the right to limit
services or payment to an owner or
driver if they decide the claims are
made too often, or the same type of
claim is made many times.
Cadillac Owner Privileges™
.
Emergency Fuel Delivery:
Delivery of enough fuel for the
vehicle to get to the nearest
service station.
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be reimbursed during the
Powertrain warranty period.
Items considered are hotel,
meals, and rental car or a
vehicle being delivered back to
the customer, up to 805 km
(500 mi).
Services Not Included in
Roadside Service
.
Impound towing caused by
violation of any laws.
.
Legal fines.
.
Mounting, dismounting,
or changing of snow tires,
chains, or other traction devices.
Cadillac Technician Roadside
Service (U.S. Only)
Cadillac's exceptional Roadside
Service is more than an auto club or
towing service. It provides every
Cadillac owner in the United States
with the advantage of contacting a
Cadillac advisor and, where
available, a Cadillac trained dealer
technician who can provide on-site
service.
Service is not provided if a vehicle
is in an area that is not accessible
to the service vehicle or is not a
regularly traveled or maintained
public road, which includes ice and
winter roads. Off-road use is not
covered.
A dealer technician will travel to
your location within a 30-mile radius
of a participating Cadillac
dealership. If beyond this radius, we
will arrange to have your car towed
to the nearest Cadillac dealership.
Each technician travels with a
specially equipped service vehicle
complete with the necessary
Cadillac parts and tools required to
handle most roadside repairs.
.
Services Specific to
Canadian-Purchased Vehicles
Fuel delivery: Reimbursement
is up to 7 liters. Diesel fuel
delivery may be restricted.
Propane and other fuels are not
provided through this service.
.
Lock-Out Service: Vehicle
registration is required.
.
Trip Interruption Benefits and
Service: Pre-authorization,
original detailed receipts, and a
copy of the repair orders are
required. Once authorization has
been received, the Roadside
Service advisor will help you
make arrangements and explain
how to receive payment.
.
Alternative Service: If
assistance cannot be provided
right away, the Roadside Service
advisor may give you permission
to get local emergency road
service. You will receive
payment, up to $100, after
sending the original receipt to
Roadside Service. Mechanical
failures may be covered,
however any cost for parts and
labor for repairs not covered by
the warranty are the owner
responsibility.
Scheduling Service
Appointments
When the vehicle requires warranty
service, contact your dealer and
request an appointment. By
scheduling a service appointment
and advising the service consultant
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of your transportation needs, your
dealer can help minimize your
inconvenience.
If the vehicle cannot be scheduled
into the service department
immediately, keep driving it until it
can be scheduled for service,
unless, of course, the problem is
safety related. If it is, please call
your dealership, let them know this,
and ask for instructions.
If your dealer requests you to bring
the vehicle for service, you are
urged to do so as early in the work
day as possible to allow for
same-day repair.
Courtesy Transportation
Program
To enhance your ownership
experience, we and our participating
dealers are proud to offer Courtesy
Transportation, a customer support
program for vehicles with the
Bumper-to-Bumper (Base Warranty
Coverage period in Canada),
extended powertrain, and/or
hybrid-specific warranties in both
the U.S. and Canada.
Several Courtesy Transportation
options are available to assist in
reducing inconvenience when
warranty repairs are required.
Courtesy Transportation is not a
part of the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty. A separate booklet
entitled “Limited Warranty and
Owner Assistance Information”
furnished with each new vehicle
provides detailed warranty coverage
information.
Transportation Options
Warranty service can generally be
completed while you wait. However,
if you are unable to do so, your
dealer may offer the following
transportation options:
Shuttle Service
This includes one-way or round-trip
shuttle service within reasonable
time and distance parameters of
your dealer's area.
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Public Transportation or Fuel
Reimbursement
If overnight warranty repairs are
needed, and public transportation is
used, the expense must be
supported by original receipts and
within the maximum amount allowed
by GM for shuttle service. If U.S.
customers arrange their own
transportation, limited
reimbursement for reasonable fuel
expenses may be available. Claim
amounts should reflect actual costs
and be supported by original
receipts. See your dealer for
information.
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
For an overnight warranty repair, the
dealer may provide an available
courtesy rental vehicle or provide for
reimbursement of a rental vehicle.
Reimbursement is limited and must
be supported by original receipts as
well as a signed and completed
rental agreement and meet state/
provincial, local, and rental vehicle
provider requirements.
Requirements vary and may include
minimum age requirements,
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insurance coverage, credit card, etc.
Additional fees such as fuel usage
charges, taxes, levies, usage fees,
excessive mileage, or rental usage
beyond the completion of the repair
are also your responsibility.
equipment and quality replacement
parts. Poorly performed collision
repairs diminish the vehicle resale
value, and safety performance can
be compromised in subsequent
collisions.
performance; however, the history of
these parts is not known. Such parts
are not covered by the GM New
Vehicle Limited Warranty, and any
related failures are not covered by
that warranty.
It may not be possible to provide a
like vehicle as a courtesy rental.
Collision Parts
Aftermarket collision parts are also
available. These are made by
companies other than GM and may
not have been tested for the vehicle.
As a result, these parts may fit
poorly, exhibit premature durability/
corrosion problems, and may not
perform properly in subsequent
collisions. Aftermarket parts are not
covered by the GM New Vehicle
Limited Warranty, and any vehicle
failure related to such parts is not
covered by that warranty.
Additional Program
Information
All program options, such as shuttle
service, may not be available at
every dealer. Contact your dealer
for specific availability.
General Motors reserves the right to
unilaterally modify, change,
or discontinue Courtesy
Transportation at any time and to
resolve all questions of claim
eligibility pursuant to the terms and
conditions described herein at its
sole discretion.
Collision Damage Repair
If the vehicle is involved in a
collision and it is damaged, have the
damage repaired by a qualified
technician using the proper
Genuine GM Collision parts are new
parts made with the same materials
and construction methods as the
parts with which the vehicle was
originally built. Genuine GM
Collision parts are the best choice to
ensure that the vehicle's designed
appearance, durability, and safety
are preserved. The use of Genuine
GM parts can help maintain the GM
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Recycled original equipment parts
may also be used for repair. These
parts are typically removed from
vehicles that were total losses in
prior crashes. In most cases, the
parts being recycled are from
undamaged sections of the vehicle.
A recycled original equipment GM
part may be an acceptable choice to
maintain the vehicle's originally
designed appearance and safety
Repair Facility
GM also recommends that you
choose a collision repair facility that
meets your needs before you ever
need collision repairs. Your dealer
may have a collision repair center
with GM-trained technicians and
state-of-the-art equipment, or be
able to recommend a collision repair
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center that has GM-trained
technicians and comparable
equipment.
Insuring the Vehicle
Protect your investment in the GM
vehicle with comprehensive and
collision insurance coverage. There
are significant differences in the
quality of coverage afforded by
various insurance policy terms.
Many insurance policies provide
reduced protection to the GM
vehicle by limiting compensation for
damage repairs by using
aftermarket collision parts. Some
insurance companies will not
specify aftermarket collision parts.
When purchasing insurance, we
recommend that you ensure that the
vehicle will be repaired with GM
original equipment collision parts.
If such insurance coverage is not
available from your current
insurance carrier, consider switching
to another insurance carrier.
If the vehicle is leased, the leasing
company may require you to have
insurance that ensures repairs with
Genuine GM Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) parts or
Genuine Manufacturer replacement
parts. Read the lease carefully, as
you may be charged at the end of
the lease for poor quality repairs.
If a Crash Occurs
If there has been an injury, call
emergency services for help. Do not
leave the scene of a crash until all
matters have been taken care of.
Move the vehicle only if its position
puts you in danger, or you are
instructed to move it by a police
officer.
Give only the necessary information
to police and other parties involved
in the crash.
For emergency towing see
Roadside Service 0 367.
Gather the following information:
. Driver name, address, and
telephone number.
. Driver license number.
.
Owner name, address, and
telephone number.
.
Vehicle license plate number.
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.
Vehicle make, model, and
model year.
.
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN).
.
Insurance company and policy
number.
.
General description of the
damage to the other vehicle.
Choose a reputable repair facility
that uses quality replacement parts.
See “Collision Parts” earlier in this
section.
If the airbag has inflated, see What
Will You See after an Airbag
Inflates? 0 82.
Managing the Vehicle Damage
Repair Process
In the event that the vehicle requires
damage repairs, GM recommends
that you take an active role in its
repair. If you have a pre-determined
repair facility of choice, take the
vehicle there, or have it towed there.
Specify to the facility that any
required replacement collision parts
be original equipment parts, either
new Genuine GM parts or recycled
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original GM parts. Remember,
recycled parts will not be covered by
the GM vehicle warranty.
Service Publications
Ordering Information
In-Portfolio: Includes a Portfolio,
Owner Manual, and Warranty
Manual.
Insurance pays the bill for the repair,
but you must live with the repair.
Depending on your policy limits,
your insurance company may
initially value the repair using
aftermarket parts. Discuss this with
the repair professional, and insist on
Genuine GM parts. Remember,
if the vehicle is leased, you may be
obligated to have the vehicle
repaired with Genuine GM parts,
even if your insurance coverage
does not pay the full cost.
Service Manuals
RETAIL SELL PRICE: $35.00 –
$40.00 (U.S.) plus handling and
shipping fees.
If another party's insurance
company is paying for the repairs,
you are not obligated to accept a
repair valuation based on that
insurance company's collision policy
repair limits, as you have no
contractual limits with that company.
In such cases, you can have control
of the repair and parts choices as
long as the cost stays within
reasonable limits.
Service Manuals have the diagnosis
and repair information on the
engines, transmission, axle,
suspension, brakes, electrical,
steering, body, etc.
Service Bulletins
Service Bulletins give additional
technical service information
needed to knowledgeably service
General Motors cars and trucks.
Each bulletin contains instructions
to assist in the diagnosis and
service of the vehicle.
Owner Information
Owner publications are written
specifically for owners and intended
to provide basic operational
information about the vehicle. The
Owner Manual includes the
Maintenance Schedule for all
models.
Without Pouch: Owner Manual only.
RETAIL SELL PRICE:
$25.00 (U.S.) plus handling and
shipping fees.
Current and Past Models
Technical Service Bulletins and
Manuals are available for current
and past model GM vehicles.
ORDER TOLL FREE:
1-800-551-4123 Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Eastern Time
For Credit Card Orders Only
(VISA-MasterCard-Discover), see
Helm, Inc. at: www.helminc.com.
Or write to:
Helm, Incorporated
Attention: Customer Service
47911 Halyard Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
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Prices are subject to change without
notice and without incurring
obligation. Allow ample time for
delivery.
Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
All listed prices are quoted in U.S.
funds. Make checks payable in U.S.
funds.
2. The device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause
undesired operation of the
device.
Radio Frequency
Statement
This vehicle has systems that
operate on a radio frequency that
complies with Part 15/Part 18 of the
Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) rules and with
Industry Canada Standards
RSS-GEN/210/216/220/251/310,
ICES‐001.
1. The device may not cause
harmful interference.
Changes or modifications to any of
these systems by other than an
authorized service facility could void
authorization to use this equipment.
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Reporting Safety
Defects
Reporting Safety Defects
to the United States
Government
If you believe that your vehicle
has a defect which could cause
a crash or could cause injury or
death, you should immediately
inform the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to notifying
General Motors.
If NHTSA receives similar
complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that
a safety defect exists in a group
of vehicles, it may order a recall
and remedy campaign.
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However, NHTSA cannot
become involved in individual
problems between you, your
dealer, or General Motors.
Reporting Safety Defects
to the Canadian
Government
To contact NHTSA, you may call
the Vehicle Safety Hotline
toll-free at 1-888-327-4236
(TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to
http://www.safercar.gov; or
write to:
If you live in Canada, and you
believe that the vehicle has a safety
defect, notify Transport Canada
immediately, and notify General
Motors of Canada Company. Call
Transport Canada at
1-800-333-0510 or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590
Transport Canada
Road Safety Branch
80 rue Noel
Gatineau, QC J8Z 0A1
You can also obtain other
information about motor
vehicle safety from
http://www.safercar.gov.
Reporting Safety Defects
to General Motors
In addition to notifying NHTSA (or
Transport Canada) in a situation like
this, notify General Motors.
Call 1-800-458-8006, or write:
Cadillac Customer Assistance
Center
Cadillac Motor Car Division
P.O. Box 33169
Detroit, MI 48232-5169
In Canada, call 1-888-446-2000,
or write:
Canadian Cadillac Customer Care
Centre, Mail Code: CA1-163-005
General Motors of Canada
Company
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
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Vehicle Data
Recording and
Privacy
The vehicle has a number of
computers that record information
about the vehicle’s performance and
how it is driven. For example, the
vehicle uses computer modules to
monitor and control engine and
transmission performance, to
monitor the conditions for airbag
deployment and deploy them in a
crash, and, if equipped, to provide
antilock braking to help the driver
control the vehicle. These modules
may store data to help the dealer
technician service the vehicle.
Some modules may also store data
about how the vehicle is operated,
such as rate of fuel consumption or
average speed. These modules may
retain personal preferences, such as
radio presets, seat positions, and
temperature settings.
Event Data Recorders
This vehicle is equipped with an
event data recorder (EDR). The
main purpose of an EDR is to
record, in certain crash or near
crash-like situations, such as an air
bag deployment or hitting a road
obstacle, data that will assist in
understanding how a vehicle’s
systems performed. The EDR is
designed to record data related to
vehicle dynamics and safety
systems for a short period of time,
typically 30 seconds or less. The
EDR in this vehicle is designed to
record such data as:
. How various systems in your
vehicle were operating;
. Whether or not the driver and
passenger safety belts were
buckled/fastened;
. How far (if at all) the driver was
depressing the accelerator and/
or brake pedal; and,
. How fast the vehicle was
traveling.
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These data can help provide a
better understanding of the
circumstances in which crashes and
injuries occur.
Note
EDR data are recorded by your
vehicle only if a non-trivial crash
situation occurs; no data are
recorded by the EDR under normal
driving conditions and no personal
data (e.g., name, gender, age, and
crash location) are recorded.
However, other parties, such as law
enforcement, could combine the
EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely
acquired during a crash
investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR,
special equipment is required, and
access to the vehicle or the EDR is
needed. In addition to the vehicle
manufacturer, other parties, such as
law enforcement, that have the
special equipment, can read the
information if they have access to
the vehicle or the EDR.
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GM will not access these data or
share it with others except: with the
consent of the vehicle owner or,
if the vehicle is leased, with the
consent of the lessee; in response
to an official request by police or
similar government office; as part of
GM's defense of litigation through
the discovery process; or, as
required by law. Data that GM
collects or receives may also be
used for GM research needs or may
be made available to others for
research purposes, where a need is
shown and the data is not tied to a
specific vehicle or vehicle owner.
OnStar®
If the vehicle is equipped with
OnStar® and has an active
subscription, additional data may be
collected through the OnStar
system. This includes information
about the vehicle’s operation;
collisions involving the vehicle; the
use of the vehicle and its features;
and, in certain situations, the
location and approximate GPS
speed of the vehicle. Refer to the
OnStar Terms and Conditions and
Privacy Statement on the OnStar
website.
See OnStar Additional
Information 0 381.
Infotainment System
If the vehicle is equipped with a
navigation system as part of the
infotainment system, use of the
system may result in the storage of
destinations, addresses, telephone
numbers, and other trip information.
See the infotainment manual for
information on stored data and for
deletion instructions.
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OnStar
OnStar Overview
OnStar Overview
OnStar Services
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OnStar Additional Information
OnStar Additional
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Conditions and Privacy Statement
for more details including system
limitations at www.onstar.com (U.S.)
or www.onstar.ca (Canada).
The OnStar system status light is
next to the OnStar buttons. If the
status light is:
. Solid Green: System is ready.
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Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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= Voice Command Button
Q Blue OnStar Button
> Red Emergency Button
This vehicle may be equipped with a
comprehensive, in-vehicle system
that can connect to an OnStar
Advisor for Emergency, Security,
Navigation, Connections, and
Diagnostics Services. OnStar
services may require a paid
subscription and data plan. OnStar
requires the vehicle battery and
electrical system, cellular service,
and GPS satellite signals to be
available and operating. OnStar acts
as a link to existing emergency
service providers. OnStar may
collect information about you and
your vehicle, including location
information. See OnStar’s Terms &
.
Flashing Green: On a call.
.
Red: Indicates a problem.
.
Off: System is off. Press Q
twice to speak with an OnStar
Advisor.
Press Q or call 1-888-4ONSTAR
(1-888-466-7827) to speak to an
Advisor.
Press
= to:
.
Make a call, end a call,
or answer an incoming call.
.
Give OnStar Hands-Free Calling
voice commands.
.
Give OnStar Turn-by-Turn
Navigation voice commands.
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.
OnStar
Obtain the Wi-Fi® hotspot name
or SSID and password,
if equipped.
Press Q to connect to an
Advisor to:
. Verify account information or
update contact information.
. Get driving directions.
.
Receive a Diagnostic check of
the vehicle's key operating
systems.
.
Receive Roadside Assistance.
.
Manage Wi-Fi Settings,
if equipped.
Press > to get a priority connection
to an OnStar Advisor available
24/7 to:
. Get help for an emergency.
.
Be a Good Samaritan or
respond to an AMBER Alert.
.
Get assistance in severe
weather or other crisis situations
and find evacuation routes.
OnStar Services
Emergency
Emergency Services require an
active, OnStar subscription plan
(excludes Basic Plan). With
Automatic Crash Response, built-in
sensors can automatically alert a
specially trained OnStar Advisor
who is immediately connected in to
the vehicle to help.
Press > for a priority connection to
an OnStar Advisor who can contact
emergency service providers, direct
them to your exact location, and
relay important information.
With OnStar Crisis Assist, specially
trained Advisors are available
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to
provide a central point of contact,
assistance, and information during a
crisis.
With Roadside Assistance, Advisors
can locate a nearby service provider
to help with a flat tire, a battery
jump, or an empty gas tank.
Security
If equipped, OnStar provides these
services:
. With Stolen Vehicle Assistance,
OnStar Advisors can use GPS to
pinpoint the vehicle and help
authorities quickly recover it.
. With Remote Ignition Block,
if equipped, OnStar can block
the engine from being restarted.
. With Stolen Vehicle Slowdown,
if equipped, OnStar can work
with law enforcement to
gradually slow the vehicle down.
Navigation
OnStar navigation requires a
specific OnStar subscription plan.
Press Q to receive Turn-by-Turn
directions or have them sent to the
vehicle’s navigation screen,
if equipped.
Turn-by-Turn Navigation
1. Press Q to connect to an
Advisor.
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2. Request directions to be
downloaded to the vehicle.
3. Follow the voice-guided
commands.
Using Voice Commands
During a Planned Route
Cancel Route
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Repeat.” System
responds with the last direction
given, then responds with
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
Get My Destination
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Get my destination.”
System responds with the
address and distance to the
destination, then responds with
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Cancel route.” System
responds: “Do you want to
cancel directions?”
Destination Download
3. Say “Yes.” System responds:
“OK, request completed, thank
you, goodbye.”
Subscribers can have directions
sent to the vehicle’s navigation
screen, if equipped.
Route Preview
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Route preview.” System
responds with the next three
maneuvers.
Repeat
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
Press Q, then ask the Advisor to
download directions to the vehicle’s
navigation system, if equipped. After
the call ends, the navigation screen
will provide prompts to begin driving
directions. Routes that are sent to
the navigation screen can only be
canceled through the navigation
system.
See www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
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Connections
The following OnStar services help
with staying connected.
For coverage maps, see
www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
Ensuring Security
. Change the default passwords
for the Wi-Fi hotspot and
RemoteLink mobile application.
Make these passwords different
from each other and use a
combination of letters, numbers,
and symbols to increase the
security.
. Change the default name of the
SSID (Service Set Identifier).
This is your network’s name that
is visible to other wireless
devices. Choose a unique name
and avoid family names or
vehicle descriptions.
OnStar Wi-Fi® Hotspot (If
Equipped)
The vehicle may have a built-in
Wi-Fi hotspot that provides access
to the Internet and web content at
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OnStar
4G LTE speed. Up to seven mobile
devices can be connected. A data
plan is required. Use the in-vehicle
controls only when it is safe to
do so.
1. To retrieve Wi-Fi hotspot
information, press =, wait for
the prompt, then say “Wi-Fi
settings.” On some vehicles,
touch Wi-Fi Settings on the
screen.
2. The Wi-Fi settings will display
the Wi-Fi hotspot name (SSID),
password, and on some
vehicles, the connection type
(no Internet connection, 3G,
4G, 4G LTE), and signal quality
(poor, good, excellent).
3. To change the SSID or
password, press Q or call
1-888-4ONSTAR to connect
with an Advisor.
OnStar RemoteLink® Mobile App
(If Equipped)
Download the OnStar RemoteLink
mobile app to select Apple® iOS,
Android™, BlackBerry®,
or Windows® mobile devices.
OnStar Subscribers can access the
following services from a mobile
device:
. Remotely start/stop the vehicle,
if factory-equipped.
. Lock/unlock doors, if equipped
with automatic locks.
. Activate the horn and lamps.
.
Check the vehicle’s fuel level, oil
life, or tire pressure,
if factory-equipped with the Tire
Pressure Monitor System.
.
Send directions to the vehicle.
.
Locate the vehicle on a map
(U.S. market only).
.
Turn the vehicle's Wi-Fi hotspot
on/off, manage settings, and
monitor data consumption,
if equipped.
For OnStar RemoteLink information
and compatibility, see
www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
Remote Services
Contact an OnStar Advisor to
unlock the doors or sound the horn
and flash the lamps.
OnStar AtYourService
OnStar Advisors can provide special
offers from restaurants and retailers
on your route, help locate hotels,
or book a room.
OnStar Hands-Free Calling
Make and receive calls with the
built-in wireless calling service,
which requires available minutes.
Make a Call
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready.”
2. Say “Call.” System responds:
“Call. Please say the name or
number to call.”
3. Say the entire number without
pausing, including a “1” and the
area code. System responds:
“OK, calling.”
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Calling 911 Emergency
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready.”
2. Say “Call.” System responds:
“Call. Please say the name or
number to call.”
3. Say “911” without pausing.
System responds: “911.”
4. Say “Call.” System responds:
“OK, dialing 911.”
Retrieve My Number
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready.”
2. Say “My number.” System
responds: “Your OnStar
Hands-Free Calling number is,”
then says the number.
End a Call
Press =. System responds: “Call
ended.”
Verify Minutes and Expiration
Press = and say “Minutes” then
“Verify” to check how many minutes
remain and their expiration date.
Diagnostics
Advanced Diagnostics provides a
status of the vehicle’s key systems
with a monthly e-mail, or by
pressing Q. If equipped, Diagnostic
Alerts can be received in real-time
via e-mail or text. The Proactive
Alerts feature (if available) can help
predict and alert of potential
upcoming maintenance issues with
select components on the vehicle,
before they become a problem.
OnStar can also monitor and report
tire pressure, if the vehicle is
equipped with a Tire Pressure
Monitoring System.
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OnStar Additional
Information
In-Vehicle Audio Messages
Audio messages may play important
information at the following times:
. Prior to vehicle purchase.
Press Q to set up an account.
.
With the OnStar Basic Plan,
every 60 days.
.
After change in ownership and
at 90 days.
Transferring Service
Press Q to request account transfer
eligibility information. The Advisor
can cancel or change account
information.
Selling/Transferring the
Vehicle
Call 1-888-4ONSTAR
(1-888-466-7827) immediately to
terminate your OnStar services if
the vehicle is disposed of, sold,
transferred, or if the lease ends.
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OnStar
Press Q to speak with an
Advisor.
Reactivation for Subsequent
Owners
.
Press Q and follow the prompts to
speak to an Advisor as soon as
possible. The Advisor will update
vehicle records and explain OnStar
service options.
OnStar services cannot work unless
the vehicle is in a place where
OnStar has an agreement with a
wireless service provider for service
in that area. The wireless service
provider must also have coverage,
network capacity, reception, and
technology compatible with OnStar
services. Service involving location
information about the vehicle cannot
work unless GPS signals are
available, unobstructed, and
compatible with the OnStar
hardware. OnStar services may not
work if the OnStar equipment is not
properly installed or it has not been
properly maintained. If equipment or
software is added, connected,
or modified, OnStar services may
not work. Other problems beyond
the control of OnStar — such as
hills, tall buildings, tunnels, weather,
electrical system design and
architecture of the vehicle, damage
to the vehicle in a crash, or wireless
phone network congestion or
jamming — may prevent service.
How OnStar Service Works
Automatic Crash Response,
Emergency Services, Crisis Assist,
Stolen Vehicle Assistance,
Advanced Diagnostics, Remote
Services, Roadside Assistance,
Turn-by-Turn Navigation, and
Hands-Free Calling are available on
most vehicles. Not all OnStar
services are available everywhere
or on all vehicles. For more
information, a full description of
OnStar services, system limitations,
and OnStar terms and conditions:
. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR
(1-888-466-7827).
. See www.onstar.com (U.S.).
.
See www.onstar.ca (Canada).
.
Call TTY 1-877-248-2080.
See Radio Frequency
Statement 0 373.
Services for People with
Disabilities
Advisors provide services to help
Subscribers with physical disabilities
and medical conditions.
Press
Q to help:
.
Locate a gas station with an
attendant to pump gas.
.
Find a hotel, restaurant, etc.,
that meets accessibility needs.
.
Provide directions to the closest
hospital or pharmacy in urgent
situations.
TTY Users
OnStar has the ability to
communicate to deaf,
hard-of-hearing, or speech-impaired
customers while in the vehicle. The
available dealer-installed TTY
system can provide in-vehicle
access to all OnStar services,
except Virtual Advisor and OnStar
Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
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OnStar Personal Identification
Number (PIN)
A PIN is needed to access some
OnStar services. The PIN will need
to be changed the first time when
speaking with an Advisor. To
change the OnStar PIN, contact an
OnStar Advisor by pressing Q or
calling 1-888-4ONSTAR.
vehicle has not been started for
five days, OnStar can contact
Roadside Assistance or a locksmith
to help gain access to the vehicle.
Global Positioning
System (GPS)
.
Warranty
OnStar equipment may be
warranted as part of the vehicle
warranty.
Languages
The vehicle can be programmed to
respond in multiple languages.
Press Q and ask for an Advisor.
Advisors are available in English,
Spanish, and French. Available
languages may vary by country.
Potential Issues
OnStar cannot perform Remote
Door Unlock or Stolen Vehicle
Assistance after the vehicle has
been off continuously for five days
without an ignition cycle. If the
.
Obstruction of the GPS can
occur in a large city with tall
buildings; in parking garages;
around airports; in tunnels and
underpasses; or in an area with
very dense trees. If GPS signals
are not available, the OnStar
system should still operate to
call OnStar. However, OnStar
could have difficulty identifying
the exact location.
In emergency situations, OnStar
can use the last stored GPS
location to send to emergency
responders.
A temporary loss of GPS can cause
loss of the ability to send a
Turn-by-Turn Navigation route. The
Advisor may give a verbal route or
may ask for a call back after the
vehicle is driven into an open area.
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Cellular and GPS Antennas
Cellular reception is required for
OnStar to send remote signals to
the vehicle. Do not place items over
or near the antenna to prevent
blocking cellular and GPS signal
reception.
Unable to Connect to OnStar
Message
If there is limited cellular coverage
or the cellular network has reached
maximum capacity, this message
may come on. Press Q to try the
call again or try again after driving a
few miles into another cellular area.
Vehicle and Power Issues
OnStar services require a vehicle
electrical system, wireless service,
and GPS satellite technologies to be
available and operating for features
to function properly. These systems
may not operate if the battery is
discharged or disconnected.
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OnStar
Add-on Electrical Equipment
The OnStar system is integrated
into the electrical architecture of the
vehicle. Do not add any electrical
equipment. See Add-On Electrical
Equipment 0 263. Added electrical
equipment may interfere with the
operation of the OnStar system and
cause it to not operate.
Vehicle Software Updates
OnStar or GM may remotely deliver
software updates or changes to the
vehicle without further notice or
consent. These updates or changes
may enhance or maintain safety,
security, or the operation of the
vehicle or the vehicle systems.
Software updates or changes may
affect or erase data or settings that
are stored in the vehicle, such as
OnStar Hands-Free Calling name
tags, saved navigation destinations,
or pre-set radio stations. Neither
OnStar nor GM is responsible for
any affected or erased data or
settings. These updates or changes
may also collect personal
information. Such collection is
described in the OnStar privacy
statement or separately disclosed at
the time of installation. These
updates or changes may also cause
a system to automatically
communicate with GM servers to
collect information about vehicle
system status, identify whether
updates or changes are available,
or deliver updates or changes. An
active OnStar agreement constitutes
consent to these software updates
or changes and agreement that
either OnStar or GM may remotely
deliver them to the vehicle.
Privacy
The complete OnStar Privacy
Statement may be found at
www.onstar.com (U.S.),
or www.onstar.ca (Canada). We
recommend that you review it. If you
have any questions, call
1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827)
or press Q to speak with an
Advisor. Users of wireless
communications are cautioned that
the privacy of any information sent
via wireless cellular communications
cannot be assured. Third parties
may unlawfully intercept or access
transmissions and private
communications without consent.
OnStar - Software
Acknowledgements
Certain OnStar components include
libcurl and unzip software and other
third party software. Below are the
notices and licenses associated with
libcurl and unzip and for other
third party software please see
http://www.lg.com/global/support/
opensource/index and
https://www.onstar.com/us/en/
support/getdocuments.html
libcurl:
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Index
A
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Accessory Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Adaptive Cruise Control . . . . . . . . 225
Add-On Electrical Equipment . . . 263
Additional Information
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Additional Maintenance
and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Adjustments
Lumbar, Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Lumbar, Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Thigh Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine . . . . . . . 276
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . .180, 187
Air Filter, Passenger
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Airbag System
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
How Does an Airbag
Restrain? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Passenger Sensing System . . . . 83
What Makes an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
What Will You See after an
Airbag Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
387
Airbag System (cont'd)
When Should an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . . . . 79
Airbags
Adding Equipment to the
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Passenger Status Indicator . . . 132
Readiness Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Servicing Airbag-Equipped
Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Alarm
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Alert
Lane Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Side Blind Zone (SBZA) . . . . . . 249
All-Season Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . .216, 288
Antilock Brake System (ABS) . . . 216
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Appearance Care
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
Armrest Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Assistance Systems for
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
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Index
Assistance Systems for
Parking and Backing . . . . . . . . . . 234
Auto Stop Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Automatic
Climate Control
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180, 187
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Headlamp System . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Transmission Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Automatic Transmission
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Shift Lock Control Function
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Automatic Vehicle
Hold (AVH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Brake (cont'd)
System Warning Light . . . . . . . . 135
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Antilock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Braking System
Front Pedestrian (FPB) . . . . . . . 244
Break-In, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . 204
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
License Plate Lamps . . . . . . . . . 291
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
B
C
Battery
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Power Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Voltage and Charging
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Battery - North America . . . .287, 329
Blade Replacement, Wiper . . . . . 289
Boost Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Brake
Parking, Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
California
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Perchlorate Materials
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
California
Proposition
65 Warning . . . . . . . . . .265, 287, 329
Canadian Vehicle Owners . . . . . . . . 2
Capacities and
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Carbon Monoxide
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Cargo
Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Caution, Danger, and Warning . . . . 3
Center Console Storage . . . . . . . . 109
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Charging
Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . 133
Check
Malfunction Indicator
Engine Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Child Restraints
Infants and Young Children . . . . . 91
Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Securing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102, 104
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Cleaning
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
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Climate Control Systems
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180, 187
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Cluster, Instrument . . . . . . . .120, 123
Collision Damage Repair . . . . . . . 370
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Compartments
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Connections
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Control
Traction and Electronic
Stability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Coolant
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Engine Temperature Gauge . . 129
Engine Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Engine Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Courtesy Transportation
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Cruise Control, Adaptive . . . . . . . . 225
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Text Telephone (TTY)
Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Customer Information
Service Publications
Ordering Information . . . . . . . . 372
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
D
Damage Repair, Collision . . . . . . . 370
Danger, Warning, and Caution . . . . 3
Data Recorders, Event . . . . . . . . . 375
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Diagnostics
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
Distracted Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Door
Ajar Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Ajar Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
389
Door (cont'd)
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Power Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Rear Seat Pass-Through . . . . . . . 70
Drive Belt Routing, Engine . . . . . . 362
Drive Systems
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . 216, 288
Driver Assistance Systems . . . . . 233
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Driver Mode Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Driving
Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . . 240
Characteristics and
Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Defensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Drunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
For Better Fuel Economy . . . . . . . 27
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . 198
If the Vehicle is Stuck . . . . . . . . . 200
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Wet Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
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Index
E
Electric Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . 217
Electric Parking Brake Light . . . . 136
Electrical Equipment,
Add-On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
Electrical System
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . 293
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Overload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Emergency
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Engine
Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Check and Service Engine
Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Compartment Overview . . . . . . . 268
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Coolant Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Coolant Temperature
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Coolant Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Engine (cont'd)
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Cooling System Messages . . . 150
Drive Belt Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Oil Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Oil Pressure Gauge . . . . . . . . . . 128
Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Power Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Running While Parked . . . . . . . . 212
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Engine Oil
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . 129
Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Equipment, Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Event Data Recorders . . . . . . . . . . 375
Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Extender, Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . . . 171
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder . . . 173
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
F
Features
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Filter,
Engine Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Flashers, Hazard Warning . . . . . . 174
Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Fluid
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . 276
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Frequency Statement
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Front Automatic Braking
(FAB) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
Front Pedestrian Braking
(FPB) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Front Seats
Heated and Ventilated . . . . . . . . . . 65
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Economy Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
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Fuel (cont'd)
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Foreign Countries . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . .
Requirements, California . . . . .
System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuses
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . .
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
257
256
256
126
140
255
152
293
293
296
298
G
Garage Door Opener . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Gauges
Boost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Engine Coolant
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Engine Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . 128
Engine Oil Temperature . . . . . . . 129
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Gauges (cont'd)
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Voltmeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Warning Lights and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
General Information
Service and Maintenance . . . . . 344
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
H
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . 174
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Head-up Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Headlamps
Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . 141
High/Low Beam Changer . . . . . 173
Lamps On Reminder . . . . . . . . . 141
Heated
Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
391
Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Heated and Ventilated Rear
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Heater
Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Heating and Air
Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180, 187
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
High-Speed Operation . . . . . . . . . . 309
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . 198
Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . 219
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
I
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Indicator
Pedestrian Ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Vehicle Ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Infants and Young Children,
Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . .120, 123
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Instrument Panel
Storage Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Instrument Panel Overview . . . . . . . 6
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . 49
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
J
Jump Starting - North
America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
K
Key and Lock Messages . . . . . . . . 152
Keyless Entry
Remote (RKE) System . . . . . . . . . 29
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
L
Labeling, Tire Sidewall . . . . . . . . . . 303
Lamps
Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Daytime Running (DRL) . . . . . . 173
Dome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Exterior Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Exterior Lamps Off
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
License Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Malfunction Indicator . . . . . . . . . 133
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Lamps (cont'd)
On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . . . 249
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . . 251
Lane Keep Assist Light . . . . . . . . . 137
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
LATCH System
Replacing Parts after a
Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
LATCH, Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
LED Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Light, Auto Stop Mode . . . . . . . . . . 140
Lighting
Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Illumination Control . . . . . . . . . . . 175
LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Airbag Readiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Antilock Brake System
(ABS) Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Brake System Warning . . . . . . . 135
Charging System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Lights (cont'd)
Door Ajar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Electric Parking Brake . . . . . . . . 136
Engine Coolant
Temperature Warning . . . . . . . 139
Engine Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . 140
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
High-Beam On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
High/Low Beam Changer . . . . . 173
Low Fuel Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Safety Belt Reminders . . . . . . . . 131
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Service Electric Parking
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
StabiliTrak® OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Traction Control System
(TCS)/StabiliTrak® . . . . . . . . . . 138
Traction Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Locks
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . . . 140
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Low-Profile Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children (LATCH
System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . 61, 69
Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
M
Maintenance
Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
Maintenance and Care
Additional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . 346
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Malfunction Indicator Lamp . . . . . 133
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Messages
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Battery Voltage and
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Door Ajar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Engine Cooling System . . . . . . . 150
Messages (cont'd)
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Engine Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Key and Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Object Detection System . . . . . 153
Ride Control System . . . . . . . . . . 155
Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Service Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Starting the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Steering System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Vehicle Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Vehicle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Mirror
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Mirrors
Automatic Dimming
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Convex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
393
Mirrors (cont'd)
Tilt in Reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Mirrors, Interior Rearview . . . . . . . . 49
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Driver Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Monitor System, Tire
Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
N
Navigation
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Net, Convenience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
New Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Night Vision System . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
O
Object Detection System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Off-Road
Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Oil
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . 275
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge . . . 128
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Older Children, Restraints . . . . . . . 89
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Online Owner Center . . . . . . . . . . . 366
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
OnStar® Additional
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
OnStar® Connections . . . . . . . . . . . 379
OnStar® Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . 381
OnStar® Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
OnStar® Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
OnStar® Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
OnStar® Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Ordering
Service Publications . . . . . . . . . . 372
Outlets
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
P
Park
Shifting Into . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Shifting Out of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Parking
Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . . . 289
Over Things That Burn . . . . . . . .211
Parking or Backing
Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . . 234
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . 83
Pedestrian Ahead Indicator . . . . . 137
Perchlorate Materials
Requirements, California . . . . . . 265
Personalization
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Protection, Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Retained Accessory (RAP) . . . 208
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Pregnancy, Using Safety Belts . . . 75
Premium Care Maintenance
Cadillac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Privacy
Vehicle Data Recording . . . . . . . 375
Program
Courtesy Transportation . . . . . . 369
Proposition
65 Warning,
California . . . . . . . . . . . .265, 287, 329
R
Radio Frequency Statement . . . . 373
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Rear Camera Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door . . . 70
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Heated and Ventilated . . . . . . . . . . 69
Rear Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Rear Window Sunshade . . . . . . . . . 54
Rearview Mirrors
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Recorder
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Records
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
Recreational Vehicle Towing . . . . 332
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Replacement Parts
Airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Replacing Airbag System . . . . . . . . 88
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Replacing LATCH System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Replacing Safety Belt System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Reporting Safety Defects
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . 374
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
U.S. Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Restraints
Where to Put . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Ride Control Systems
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Roads
Driving, Wet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Roadside Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Routing, Engine Drive Belt . . . . . . 362
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
S
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Replacing after a Crash . . . . . . . . 76
Use During Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . 75
Safety Defects Reporting
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . 374
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
U.S. Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Safety System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Scheduling Appointments . . . . . . . 368
Seats
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Heated and Ventilated Front . . . . 65
Heated and Ventilated, Rear . . . . 69
Lumbar Adjustment, Front . . . . . . 61
Lumbar Adjustment, Rear . . . . . . 69
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Power Adjustment, Front . . . . . . . 61
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
395
Securing Child
Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102, 104
Security
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Vehicle Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Doing Your Own Work . . . . . . . . 266
Engine Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Maintenance Records . . . . . . . . 358
Maintenance, General
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
Parts Identification Label . . . . . 359
Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Scheduling Appointments . . . . . 368
Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Service Electric Parking
Brake Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Services
Special Application . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Servicing the Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
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Shift Lock Control Function
Check, Automatic
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Shifting
Into Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Out of Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) . . . 249
Signals, Turn and
Lane-Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Spare Tire
Compact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Special Application Services . . . . 351
Specifications and
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
StabiliTrak
OFF Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Start Assist, Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Start Vehicle, Remote . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
Starting the Vehicle
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Heated Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Steering System Messages . . . . . 157
Storage
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Storage Areas
Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Center Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . . 108
Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Summer Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Sunshade
Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
System
Forward Collision
Alert (FCA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179, 376
Night Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Systems
Driver Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
T
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Text Telephone (TTY) Users . . . . 366
Theft-Deterrent Systems . . . . . . . . . 47
Theft-Deterrent Systems (cont'd)
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Thigh Support Adjustment . . . . . . . 62
Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
All-Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
If a Tire Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Low Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Pressure Monitor Operation . . .311
Pressure Monitor System . . . . . 310
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Sidewall Labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Terminology and Definitions . . 305
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 320
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Tires (cont'd)
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Towing
Driving Characteristics . . . . . . . . 258
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
General Information . . . . . . . . . . 258
Recreational Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . 332
Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Traction
Control System (TCS)/
StabiliTrak® Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Trailer
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Fluid, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Transportation Program,
Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
U
Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . . 318
Universal Remote System . . . . . . 168
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Using This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
V
Vehicle
Alarm System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Canadian Owners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Identification Number (VIN) . . . 359
Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Personalization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Reminder Messages . . . . . . . . . . 158
Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Speed Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Vehicle Ahead Indicator . . . . . . . . 137
Vehicle Care
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
397
Vehicle Hold
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Ventilation, Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Video Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Voltmeter Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
W
Warning
Brake System Light . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Caution and Danger . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Lane Departure (LDW) . . . . . . . 251
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Warnings
Hazard Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Wheels
Alignment and Tire Balance . . 319
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Where to Put the Restraint . . . . . . 95
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
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Index
Windshield
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Winter
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . 289
Wireless Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
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