Owner`s Manual - Owner Center

Owner`s Manual - Owner Center
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In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . 1-4
Vehicle Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Performance and
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Keys, Doors, and
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Keys and Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Vehicle Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Exterior Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Interior Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22
Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-35
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . 4-1
Additional Storage Features . . . 4-3
Roof Rack System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-28
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-35
Trademarks and License
Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-37
Instruments and Controls . . . . 5-1
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Information Displays . . . . . . . . . . 5-22
Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27
Vehicle Personalization . . . . . . . 5-37
Universal Remote System . . . . 5-45
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
Climate Control Systems . . . . . . 8-1
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Lighting Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
Audio Players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12
Rear Seat Infotainment . . . . . . . 7-18
Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . 9-1
Driving Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . 9-13
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-20
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . 9-21
Drive Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-24
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-25
Ride Control Systems . . . . . . . . 9-27
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-29
Object Detection Systems . . . . 9-31
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-37
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-42
Conversions and Add-Ons . . . 9-49
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Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-1
General Information . . . . . . . . . . 10-2
Vehicle Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-3
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Electrical System . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-27
Wheels and Tires . . . . . . . . . . . 10-34
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-65
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-68
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . 10-72
Service and Maintenance . . . 11-1
General Information . . . . . . . . . . 11-1
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . 11-3
Special Application
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-8
Additional Maintenance
and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-9
Recommended Fluids,
Lubricants, and Parts . . . . . . 11-12
Maintenance Records . . . . . . . 11-14
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1
Vehicle Identification . . . . . . . . . 12-1
Vehicle Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2
Customer Information . . . . . . . 13-1
Customer Information . . . . . . . . 13-2
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . 13-17
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-19
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1
OnStar Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1
OnStar Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-2
OnStar Additional
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-5
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i-1
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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, BUICK, the
BUICK Emblem, and ENCLAVE are
trademarks and/or service marks of
General Motors LLC, its
subsidiaries, affiliates, or licensors.
Please refer to the purchase
documentation relating to your
specific vehicle to confirm each of
the features found on your vehicle.
For vehicles first sold in Canada,
substitute the name “General
Motors of Canada Limited” for Buick
Motor Division wherever it appears
in this manual.
Keep this manual in the vehicle for
quick reference.
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Canadian Vehicle Owners
Propriétaires Canadiens
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
savant:
Helm, Incorporated
Attention: Customer Service
47911 Halyard Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
This manual describes features that
may or may not be on your specific
vehicle either because they are
options that you did not purchase or
due to changes subsequent to the
printing of this owner manual.
Litho in U.S.A.
Part No. 22744235 C Third Printing
©
2013 General Motors LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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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.
Danger, Warnings, and
Cautions
Warning messages found on vehicle
labels and in this manual describe
hazards and what to do to avoid or
reduce them.
{ WARNING
These mean there is something
that could hurt you or other
people.
Notice: This means there is
something that could result in
property or vehicle damage. This
would not be covered by the
vehicle's warranty.
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.
M : This symbol is shown when
you need to see your owner manual
for additional instructions or
information.
* : This symbol is shown when
you need to see a service manual
for additional instructions or
information.
Danger indicates a hazard with a
high level of risk which will result in
serious injury or death.
Warning or Caution indicates a
hazard that could result in injury or
death.
Symbols
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.”
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Vehicle Symbol Chart
Here are some additional symbols
that may be found on the vehicle
and what they mean. For more
information on the symbol, refer to
the Index.
9 : Airbag Readiness Light
! : Antilock Brake System (ABS)
% : Audio® Steering Wheel Controls
or OnStar
$ : Brake System Warning Light
" : Charging System
I : Cruise Control
B : Engine Coolant Temperature
O : Exterior Lamps
# : Fog Lamps
. : Fuel Gauge
+ : Fuses
3 : Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer
j : LATCH System Child
Restraints
* : Malfunction Indicator Lamp
: : Oil Pressure
g : Outside Power Foldaway
Mirrors
}:
Power
/ : Remote Vehicle Start
> : Safety Belt Reminders
7 : Tire Pressure Monitor
_ : Tow/Haul Mode
t : Traction Control/StabiliTrak®
M : Windshield Washer Fluid
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In Brief
Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Initial Drive Information
Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . 1-4
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Second Row Seats . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Third Row Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Heated and Ventilated
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . 1-9
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Passenger Sensing System . . . 1-9
Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Steering Wheel
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . 1-12
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-14
Vehicle Features
Radio(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Portable Audio Devices . . . . . .
Bluetooth® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . .
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . .
Ultrasonic Parking Assist . . . .
1-14
1-16
1-16
1-16
1-16
1-17
1-17
1-17
1-1
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18
Universal Remote System . . . 1-18
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-18
Performance and Maintenance
StabiliTrak® System . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . 1-19
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . 1-20
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-20
Roadside Assistance
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-21
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1. Air Vents on page 8‑8.
2. Turn and Lane-Change Lever.
See Turn and Lane-Change
Signals on page 6‑4.
Windshield Wiper/Washer on
page 5‑3.
3. Instrument Cluster on page 5‑10.
10. Data Link Connector (DLC)
(Out of View). See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp on page 5‑16.
11. Dome Lamp Override.
SeeDome Lamps on page 6‑5.
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control on page 6‑5.
4. Clock on page 5‑6.
12. Cruise Control on page 9‑29.
5. Instrument Panel Storage on
page 4‑1.
13. Steering Wheel Adjustment on
page 5‑2.
USB Port (Inside IP Storage) (If
Equipped). See Auxiliary
Devices on page 7‑17.
6. Infotainment on page 7‑1.
Navigation/Radio System (If
Equipped). See the infotainment
manual.
7. Exterior Lamp Controls on
page 6‑1.
Fog Lamps on page 6‑4.
8. Hood Release. See Hood on
page 10‑4.
9. Parking Brake on page 9‑26.
14. Horn on page 5‑3.
15. Steering Wheel Controls on
page 5‑3 (If Equipped).
16. Driver Information Center (DIC)
Buttons. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) on page 5‑22.
17. Dual Automatic Climate Control
System on page 8‑1.
18. Shift Lever. See Shifting Into
Park on page 9‑18.
19. Power Outlets on page 5‑7.
1-3
20. Rear Window Wiper/Washer on
page 5‑4.
Traction Control System (TCS)
Disable Button. See
StabiliTrak® System on
page 9‑27.
Tow/Haul Button (If Equipped).
See Tow/Haul Mode on
page 9‑24.
Power Liftgate Button (If
Equipped). See Liftgate on
page 2‑8.
21. Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats on page 3‑7 (If
Equipped).
22. Hazard Warning Flashers on
page 6‑4.
23. Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator. See Passenger
Sensing System on page 3‑29.
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Initial Drive
Information
Press L and hold for more than
two seconds to sound the panic
alarm.
This section provides a brief
overview about some of the
important features that may or may
not be on your specific vehicle.
Press L again to cancel the panic
alarm.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation on page 2‑2.
For more detailed information, refer
to each of the features which can be
found later in this owner manual.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
The RKE transmitter is used to
remotely lock and unlock the doors
from up to 60 m (195 ft) away from
the vehicle.
Remote Vehicle Start
Starting the Vehicle
Press K to unlock the driver door.
Press K again within five seconds
to unlock all remaining doors.
Press
Q to lock all doors.
Lock and unlock feedback can be
personalized.
To open or close the liftgate, press
and hold 8 until the liftgate
begins to move.
Press L and release to locate the
vehicle.
With this feature the engine can be
started from outside of the vehicle.
1. Aim the RKE transmitter at the
vehicle.
2. Press and release
Q.
3. Immediately after completing
Step 2, press and hold / until
the parking lamps flash.
When the vehicle starts, the parking
lamps will turn on and remain on as
long as the engine is running. The
doors will be locked and the climate
control system may come on.
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The engine will continue to run for
10 minutes. Repeat the steps for a
10-minute time extension. Remote
start can be extended only once.
Canceling a Remote Start
To cancel a remote start:
.
.
From the outside, turn the key
toward the front or rear of the
vehicle, or press Q or K on the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter.
Power Door Locks
Aim the RKE transmitter at the
vehicle and press and hold /
until the parking lamps turn off.
.
Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
.
Turn the ignition switch on and
then off.
From the inside, use the door
lock knob on the window sill.
To open the liftgate the vehicle must
be in P (Park) and the battery must
be charged. Press the touch pad
under the liftgate handle and pull
up. To close the liftgate, use the pull
cup as an aid.
On vehicles with a power liftgate,
the vehicle must be in P (Park) to
operate it.
.
Door Locks
.
Liftgate
Power Liftgate
See Remote Vehicle Start on
page 2‑4.
To lock or unlock a door manually:
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K:
Q:
Press to unlock the doors.
Press to lock the doors.
See Power Door Locks on page 2‑7.
Press and hold 8 on the
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter.
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Windows
Seat Adjustment
Power Seats
O.
.
Press
.
Press the touch pad switch on
the outside liftgate handle.
See Liftgate on page 2‑8.
Press the switch to lower the
window. Pull the switch up to
raise it.
1. Seat Adjustment Control
For more information, see Power
Windows on page 2‑17.
3. Lumbar Adjustment Control
2. Reclining Seatback Control
To adjust the seat:
.
Move the seat forward or
rearward by sliding the
control (1) forward or rearward.
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Raise or lower the front part of
the seat cushion by moving the
front of the control (1) up
or down.
.
Raise or lower the entire seat by
moving the rear of the control (1)
up or down.
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Memory Features
Second Row Seats
If available, the controls on the
driver door are used to program and
recall memory settings for the driver
seat, outside mirrors, and power
steering column, if available.
The second row seat can be folded
to access the third row. Pull the
sliding seat lever forward; the seat
cushion folds, and the seat slides
forward.
See Memory Seats on page 3‑5 and
Vehicle Personalization on
page 5‑37.
See Rear Seats on page 3‑8.
See Power Seat Adjustment on
page 3‑3.
.
Adjust the seatback by tilting the
top of the control (2) forward or
rearward.
See Reclining Seatbacks on
page 3‑4.
.
Increase or decrease lumbar
support by pressing the front or
rear of the control (3).
See Lumbar Adjustment on
page 3‑4.
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Third Row Seats
Heated and Ventilated
Seats
The third row seatbacks can be
folded forward, and the seats can
be removed.
To fold the third row seatback:
1. Remove anything on or under
the seat.
3. Pull up on the release lever on
the back of the seat.
4. Push the seatback forward to
lay flat.
See Third Row Seats on page 3‑10.
Heated and Cooled Seat Buttons
Shown, Heated Seat Buttons
Similar
If available, the buttons are on the
center console. To operate, the
engine must be running.
I : If available, press to heat the
seatback only.
2. Disconnect the rear safety belt
mini-latch using a key in the slot
on the mini-buckle, and let the
belt retract into the headliner.
Stow the mini-latch in the holder
in the headliner.
H : If available, press to cool the
entire seat.
J:
Press to heat the seat and
seatback.
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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 lights indicate
three for the highest setting and one
for the lowest.
Safety Belts
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Passenger Sensing
System
See Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats on page 3‑7.
United States
Head Restraint
Adjustment
Do not drive until the head restraints
for all occupants are installed and
adjusted properly.
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 Head Restraints on page 3‑2
and Power Seat Adjustment on
page 3‑3.
Refer to the following sections for
important information on how to use
safety belts properly:
.
Safety Belts on page 3‑13.
.
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly on page 3‑14.
.
Lap-Shoulder Belt on page 3‑15.
.
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) on
page 3‑43.
Canada and Mexico
The passenger sensing system will
turn off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag under
certain conditions. No other airbag
is affected by the passenger
sensing system.
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The passenger airbag status
indicator will light on the instrument
panel when the vehicle is started.
See Passenger Sensing System on
page 3‑29.
Mirror Adjustment
Exterior Mirrors
3. Press (1) or (2) again to deselect
the mirror.
Steering Wheel
Adjustment
Folding Mirrors
For vehicles with power folding
mirrors:
1. Press (3) to fold the mirrors out
to the driving position.
2. Press (4) to fold the mirrors in to
the folded position.
For vehicles with manual folding
mirrors, push the mirror toward the
vehicle. Pull the mirror out to return
to its original position.
Interior Mirror
1. Pull the lever down.
Adjustment
2. Move the steering wheel up
or down.
Adjust the rearview mirror to clearly
view the area behind the vehicle.
To adjust each mirror:
1. Press (1) or (2) to select the
mirror.
2. Press the control pad to adjust
the mirror.
The mirror will automatically reduce
the glare from the headlamps from
behind. The dimming feature comes
on when the vehicle is started. See
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
on page 2‑16.
3. Pull or push the steering wheel
closer or away from you.
4. Push the lever up to lock the
steering wheel in place.
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Power Tilt Wheel
Interior Lighting
Dome Lamps
The dome lamps are in the
overhead console and above the
rear seat passengers.
The dome lamps come on when a
door is opened, unless the dome
lamp override button is pressed in.
For vehicles with the power tilt and
telescopic wheel, the control is on
the outboard side of the steering
column.
To manually turn them on, turn the
instrument panel brightness control
clockwise to the farthest position.
1-11
The dome lamp override button is
next to the exterior lamps control.
E DOME OFF: Press the button
and the dome lamps remain off
when a door is opened. An indicator
light on the button comes on to
show that the dome lamps are off.
Press the button again so the dome
lamps come on when a door is
opened.
Dome Lamp Override
Push the control up or down to tilt
the steering wheel up or down.
Push the control forward or
rearward to move the steering wheel
toward the front or rear of the
vehicle. To set the memory position,
see Vehicle Personalization on
page 5‑37.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
while driving.
AMBIENT OFF (If Equipped):
Press the button to turn the ambient
lights off. Press the button again to
turn ambient lights on.
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Reading Lamps
Press the button near each lamp to
turn them on or off.
For more information, see:
.
Dome Lamps on page 6‑5.
.
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control on page 6‑5.
Exterior Lighting
AUTO: Automatic operation of the
headlamps at normal brightness and
other exterior lamps.
; : Manual operation of the
parking lamps and other exterior
lamps.
5 : Manual operation of the
headlamps and other exterior
lamps.
Windshield Wiper/Washer
The windshield wiper/washer lever
is located on the left side of the
steering column.
Turn the band with the wiper symbol
to control the windshield wipers.
# : Use to turn on or off the fog
lamps (if equipped).
See:
.
Exterior Lamp Controls on
page 6‑1
.
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)/
Automatic Headlamp System on
page 6‑2
.
The exterior lamp control is on the
instrument panel, to the left of the
steering wheel.
O : Turns the automatic light
control on or off.
Fog Lamps on page 6‑4
8:
Use for a single wiping cycle.
OFF : Use to turn the wipers off.
6:
Delays wiping cycle. Turn the
band up for more frequent wipes or
down for less frequent wipes.
LO: Slow wipes.
HI: Fast wipes.
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Windshield Washer
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Climate Controls
J FRONT :
Press the button at
the end of the lever to spray washer
fluid on the windshield.
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
The rear wiper and rear wash button
is located on the instrument panel
below the climate control system.
Z : Press to turn the rear wiper on
and off. The wiper speed cannot be
changed.
Y : Press to spray washer fluid on
the rear window. The window wiper
will also come on.
See Windshield Wiper/Washer on
page 5‑3 and Rear Window Wiper/
Washer on page 5‑4.
1. Driver and Passenger Side
Temperature Controls
9. Recirculation
2. Air Delivery Mode Controls
See Dual Automatic Climate Control
System on page 8‑1. For more
information about the rear climate
control, see Rear Climate Control
System on page 8‑6 or Rear
Climate Control System (with Rear
Seat Audio) on page 8‑7.
3. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
4. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
5. REAR (Rear Climate Control)
6. Defrost
7. Rear Window Defogger
8. Fan Control
10. Air Conditioning
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Transmission
Vehicle Features
Electronic Range Select
(ERS) Mode
Radio(s)
ERS mode allows you to choose the
top-gear limit of the transmission
and the vehicle's speed while
driving downhill or towing a trailer.
The vehicle has an electronic shift
position indicator within the
instrument cluster. When using the
ERS mode a number will display
next to the L, indicating the current
gear that has been selected.
To use this feature:
1. Move the shift lever to L (Low).
2. Press the plus/minus button on
the shift lever, to increase or
decrease the gear range
available.
See Manual Mode on page 9‑23.
PUSH/O : Press to turn the system
on and off. Turn to adjust the
volume.
Z:
Press to eject a disc from the
CD player. See CD Player on
page 7‑12.
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AUX Port: 3.5 mm (1/8 in)
connection for external audio
devices.
PUSH/SEL: Turn to manually find a
station or highlight a menu
selection. Press to select a
highlighted selection.
D : Press to go to the Home Page.
See “Home Page” in Operation on
page 7‑3.
SRCE: Press to change the audio
source to AM, FM, SiriusXM® (if
equipped), CD, USB, iPod®,
or AUX.
FAV: Press to display the favorite
list or add a favorite. See Operation
on page 7‑3.
© SEEK or SEEK ¨ : Seek or scan
stations and tracks. See Operation
on page 7‑3.
/ BACK:
Press to return to the
previous screen in a menu.
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Storing Radio Station Presets
Set Time:
Up to 30 preset stations can be
stored. AM, FM, and SiriusXM (if
equipped) can be mixed.
.
Press the up or down arrows to
increase or decrease the Hours,
Minutes, AM, PM, or 24 hr on
the clock.
.
Press and hold to quickly
increase or decrease the time
settings.
.
Press OK or the Back screen
button to save the adjustments
that were made.
1. From the AM, FM, or SiriusXM
main page, press and hold any 1
−5 buttons or one of the preset
screen buttons at the bottom of
the screen. After a few seconds,
a beep is heard and the new
preset information displays on
that screen button.
2. Repeat for each preset.
Set Date:
.
Press the up or down arrows to
increase or decrease the Month,
Day, and Year settings.
.
Press and hold to quickly
increase or decrease the date
settings.
.
Press OK or the Back screen
button to save the adjustments
that were made.
See AM-FM Radio on page 7‑6.
Setting the Clock
Press Settings on the Home Page,
then press the Set Time or Set Date
settings screen button to display the
different options for setting the time
and date.
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In Brief
Satellite Radio
Portable Audio Devices
®
Vehicles with a SiriusXM satellite
radio tuner and a valid SiriusXM
satellite radio subscription can
receive SiriusXM programming.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Service
SiriusXM is a satellite radio service
based in the 48 contiguous United
States and 10 Canadian provinces.
SiriusXM satellite radio has a wide
variety of programming and
commercial-free music, coast to
coast, and in digital-quality sound.
A fee is required to receive the
SiriusXM service.
Refer to:
.
.
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www.siriusxm.com or call
1-866-635-2349 (U.S.).
www.xmradio.ca or call
1-877-209-0079 (Canada).
See Satellite Radio on page 7‑9.
Steering Wheel Controls
This vehicle may have an auxiliary
input on the radio faceplate and a
USB port in the instrument panel
storage area. External devices such
as iPods®, laptop computers, MP3
players, CD changers, USB storage
devices, etc. can be connected to
the auxiliary port using a 3.5 mm
(1/8 in) input jack or the USB port
depending on the audio system.
See Auxiliary Devices on page 7‑17.
Bluetooth®
The Bluetooth® system allows users
with a Bluetooth-enabled mobile
phone to make and receive
hands-free calls using the vehicle
audio system and controls.
The Bluetooth-enabled mobile
phone must be paired with the
in-vehicle Bluetooth system before it
can be used in the vehicle. Not all
phones will support all functions.
See Bluetooth on page 7‑28.
w or c /x : Press to change
favorite radio stations, select tracks
on a CD, or navigate tracks or
folders on an iPod or USB device.
b /g :
Press and hold to silence
the vehicle speakers only. Press
again to turn the sound on. Press to
interact with OnStar® or Bluetooth
systems.
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c /x :
Press to reject an
incoming call, or end a current call.
Cruise Control
SRCE: Press to switch between
the radio, CD, and for equipped
vehicles, front auxiliary, and rear
auxiliary.
[ : Press to disengage cruise
control without erasing the set
speed from memory.
See Cruise Control on page 9‑29.
Infotainment System
¨:
Press to seek the next radio
station, track, or chapter while
sourced to the CD slot, or to select
tracks and folders on an iPod or
USB device.
+ e or − e : Press to increase or to
decrease the volume.
See Steering Wheel Controls on
page 5‑3.
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T : Press to turn cruise control on
and off. The indicator comes on
when cruise control is on.
+ RES: Press briefly to make the
vehicle resume to a previously set
speed, or press and hold to
accelerate.
SET–: Press to set the speed and
activate cruise control or to make
the vehicle decelerate.
If the vehicle has a base radio it is
included in this manual. See the
separate infotainment manual for
information on the connected radios,
audio players, phone, navigation
system, and voice or speech
recognition. There is also
information on settings and
downloadable applications (if
equipped).
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
If available, this system 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). URPA uses audible
beeps to provide distance and
system information.
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Keep the sensors on the vehicle's
rear bumper clean to ensure proper
operation.
Universal Remote System
See Ultrasonic Parking Assist on
page 9‑31.
The vehicle may have a sunroof
over the front seats and a rear
sunroof over the second row seats.
The rear sunroof does not open.
Power Outlets
The vehicle has 12-volt accessory
power outlets which can be used to
plug in electrical equipment, such as
a cell phone or MP3 player.
The power outlets are located:
The Universal Home Remote
System allows for garage door
openers, security systems, and
home automation devices to be
programmed to work with these
buttons in the vehicle.
.
On the instrument panel below
the climate controls.
.
Inside the center floor console.
See Universal Remote System on
page 5‑45.
.
At the rear of the center floor
console.
Sunroof
.
In the rear cargo area.
To use the outlets, remove the
cover.
See Power Outlets on page 5‑7.
The ignition must be in ON/RUN,
ACC/ACCESSORY, or Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) must be
active to operate the sunroof and
power sunshade. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) on
page 9‑18.
Vent: Press the front or rear of the
switch to vent or close the sunroof.
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Express-open/Express-close:
From the closed position, press and
release the rear or front of the
switch to express-open or
express-close the sunroof.
Performance and
Maintenance
Manual Sunshade
The vehicle has a traction control
system that limits wheel spin, and
the StabiliTrak system that assists
with directional control of the vehicle
in difficult driving conditions. Both
systems turn on automatically every
time the vehicle is started.
The front sunshade must be opened
and closed manually. To open the
sunshade, press the button on the
sunshade handle to release it and
guide it back. To close the
sunshade, pull the sunshade
forward until it latches.
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Tire Pressure Monitor
This vehicle may have a Tire
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).
StabiliTrak® System
.
To turn off traction control, press
and release t located on the
instrument panel, and the
appropriate DIC message
displays. See Ride Control
System Messages on page 5‑33.
.
Press and release t again to
turn on the traction control
system. The StabiliTrak system
remains on.
For more information see Sunroof
on page 2‑19.
For more information, see
StabiliTrak® System on page 9‑27.
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 on page 9‑9.
The warning light will remain on until
the tire pressure is corrected.
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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
on page 10‑43.
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. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN,
with the engine off.
2. Press the vehicle information
button until OIL LIFE
REMAINING displays.
3. Press and hold the set/reset
button until “100%” is displayed.
Three chimes sound and the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message goes off.
4. Turn the key to LOCK/OFF.
See Engine Oil Life System on
page 10‑9.
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy
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.
.
Avoid idling the engine for long
periods of time.
.
When road and weather
conditions are appropriate, use
cruise control.
.
Always follow posted speed
limits or drive more slowly when
conditions require.
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.
Keep vehicle tires properly
inflated.
.
Combine several trips into a
single trip.
.
.
Replace the vehicle's tires with
the same TPC Spec number
molded into the tire's sidewall
near the size.
Follow recommended scheduled
maintenance.
Roadside Assistance
Program
U.S.: 1-800-252-1112
TTY Users (U.S. Only):
1-888-889-2438
Canada: 1-800-268-6800
Mexico: 01-800-466-0818
As the owner of a new Buick, you
are automatically enrolled in the
Roadside Assistance program.
See Roadside Assistance Program
(Mexico) on page 13‑7 or Roadside
Assistance Program (U.S. and
Canada) on page 13‑11.
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OnStar®
If equipped, this vehicle has a
comprehensive, in-vehicle system
that can connect to a live Advisor
for Emergency, Security, Navigation,
Connection, and Diagnostic
Services. See OnStar Overview on
page 14‑1.
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2 NOTES
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Keys, Doors, and Windows
Keys, Doors, and
Windows
Vehicle Security
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Vehicle Alarm System . . . . . . . . 2-11
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Immobilizer Operation . . . . . . . 2-13
Keys and Locks
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . .
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . .
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-1
2-2
2-2
2-4
2-6
2-7
2-7
2-7
2-7
2-8
Doors
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Exterior Mirrors
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . .
Park Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-14
2-15
2-15
2-16
2-16
2-16
Interior Mirrors
Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Windows
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
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Keys and Locks
Keys
{ WARNING
Leaving children in a vehicle with
the ignition key 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 keys in the
ignition, and children or others
could be caught in the path of a
closing window. Do not leave
children in a vehicle with the
ignition key.
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If locked out of the vehicle, call
Roadside Assistance. See Roadside
Assistance Program (Mexico) on
page 13‑7 or Roadside Assistance
Program (U.S. and Canada) on
page 13‑11.
.
Check the location. Other
vehicles or objects may be
blocking the signal.
.
Check the transmitter's battery.
See “Battery Replacement” later
in this section.
With an active OnStar subscription,
an OnStar Advisor may remotely
unlock the vehicle. See OnStar
Overview on page 14‑1.
.
If the transmitter is still not
working correctly, see your
dealer or a qualified technician
for service.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation
The key has a bar-coded key tag
that the dealer or qualified locksmith
can use to make new keys. Store
this information in a safe place, not
in the vehicle.
See Radio Frequency Statement on
page 13‑20 for information
regarding Part 15 of the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC)
rules and Industry Canada
Standards RSS-GEN/210/220/310.
The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter functions work up to
60 m (195 ft) away from the vehicle.
If it becomes difficult to turn the key,
inspect the key blade for debris.
If there is a decrease in the RKE
operating range:
The key is used for the ignition and
all door locks.
See your dealer if a replacement
key or additional key is needed.
.
Check the distance. The
transmitter may be too far from
the vehicle.
There are other conditions which
can affect the performance of the
transmitter. See Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System on page 2‑2.
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through the DIC, the horn sounds
when Q is pressed again within
five seconds. See Vehicle
Personalization on page 5‑37 for
additional information.
Pressing Q may arm the content
theft-deterrent system. See Vehicle
Alarm System on page 2‑11.
With Remote Start and Power
Liftgate Shown, Without Similar
/ (Remote Vehicle Start):
For
vehicles with this feature, see
Remote Vehicle Start on page 2‑4
for additional information.
K (Unlock): Press once to unlock
only the driver door. If K is pressed
again within five seconds, all
remaining doors unlock. The interior
lamps come on and stay on for
20 seconds or until the ignition is
turned on.
doors.
If enabled through the DIC, the
parking lamps flash twice to indicate
unlocking has occurred. See Vehicle
Personalization on page 5‑37.
If enabled through the Driver
Information Center (DIC), the
parking lamps flash once to indicate
locking has occurred. If enabled
Pressing K on the RKE transmitter
disarms the content theft-deterrent
system. See Vehicle Alarm System
on page 2‑11.
Q (Lock):
Press to lock all the
2-3
8 (Power Liftgate): Press and
hold until the liftgate begins to move
to open or close the liftgate. The
taillamps flash and a chime sounds
to indicate when the liftgate is
opening or closing.
L (Vehicle Locator/Panic
Alarm): Press and release to
locate the vehicle. The parking
lamps flash and the horn sounds
three times.
Press and hold L for more than
two seconds to activate the panic
alarm. The parking lamps flash and
the horn sounds repeatedly for
30 seconds. The alarm turns off
when the ignition is moved to ON/
RUN or L is pressed again. The
ignition must be in LOCK/OFF for
the panic alarm to work.
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Programming Transmitters to
the Vehicle
Only RKE transmitters programmed
to this vehicle will work. If a
transmitter is lost or stolen, a
replacement can be purchased and
programmed through your dealer.
When the replacement transmitter is
programmed to this vehicle, all
remaining transmitters must also be
reprogrammed. Any lost or stolen
transmitters will no longer work
once the new transmitter is
programmed. Each vehicle can
have up to eight transmitters
programmed to it. See your dealer
to program transmitters to this
vehicle.
Battery Replacement
Replace the battery if the REPLACE
BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY
message displays in the DIC.
Notice: When replacing the
battery, do not touch any of the
circuitry on the transmitter. Static
from your body could damage the
transmitter.
.
Twist the tool until the
transmitter is separated.
2. Remove the old battery. Do not
use a metal object.
3. Insert the new battery, positive
side facing down. Replace with a
CR2032 or equivalent battery.
4. Snap the transmitter back
together.
Remote Vehicle Start
This vehicle may have a remote
starting feature that starts the
engine from outside of the vehicle.
1. Separate the transmitter with a
flat, thin object, such as a flat
head screwdriver.
.
Carefully insert the tool into
the notch located along the
parting line of the
transmitter. Do not insert
the tool too far. Stop as
soon as resistance is felt.
/ (Remote Start): This button is
located on the RKE transmitter if the
vehicle has remote start.
Laws in some communities may
restrict the use of remote starters.
For example, some laws may
require a person using the remote
start to have the vehicle in view
when doing so. Check local
regulations for any requirements on
remote starting of vehicles.
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Do not use the remote start feature
if the vehicle is low on fuel. The
vehicle could run out of fuel.
If the vehicle has the remote start
feature, the RKE transmitter range
may be less while the vehicle is
running.
There are other conditions that can
affect the performance of the
transmitter. See Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System on page 2‑2 for
additional information.
Starting the Engine Using
Remote Start
To start the vehicle:
1. Aim the RKE transmitter at the
vehicle.
2. Press and release
RKE transmitter.
Q on the
3. Immediately after completing
Step 2, press and hold / until
the parking lamps flash. If the
vehicle's lights cannot be seen,
press and hold / for at least
four seconds.
When the vehicle starts, the parking
lamps will turn on and remain on as
long as the engine is running. The
doors will be locked and the climate
control system will operate
automatically if the vehicle has the
automatic system, or at the same
setting as when the vehicle was last
turned off.
If the vehicle has an automatic
climate control system and heated
seats, the heated seats turn on
during colder outside temperatures
and shut off when the key is turned
to ON/RUN. See Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats on page 3‑7
for more information.
The rear window defogger and
heated mirrors, if the vehicle has
them, turn on during colder outside
temperatures and turn off when the
key is turned to ON/RUN.
2-5
After entering the vehicle during a
remote start, insert and turn the key
to the ON/RUN position to drive the
vehicle.
If the vehicle is left running it
automatically shuts off after
10 minutes unless a time extension
has been done.
Extending Engine Run Time
To extend the engine run time by
10 minutes, repeat Steps 1–3 while
the engine is still running. The
engine run time can only be
extended if it is the first remote start
since the vehicle has been driven.
Remote start can be extended
one time.
If the remote start procedure is used
again before the first 10-minute time
frame has ended, the first
10 minutes will immediately expire
and the second 10-minute time
frame will start.
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For example, if Q and then / are
pressed again after the vehicle has
been running for five minutes,
10 minutes are added, allowing the
engine to run for a total of
15 minutes.
A maximum of two remote starts or
remote start attempts are allowed
between ignition cycles.
After the vehicle's engine has been
started two times using the remote
start button, the ignition must be
turned on and then back off before
the remote start procedure can be
used again.
Canceling a Remote Start
To manually shut off a remote start:
.
Aim the RKE transmitter at the
vehicle and press / until the
parking lamps turn off.
.
Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
.
Turn the ignition switch on and
then off.
Conditions in Which the
Remote Start Will Not Work
WARNING (Continued)
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.
The vehicle cannot be started using
the remote start feature if the key is
in the ignition, the hood is open, or if
there is an emission control system
malfunction.
The engine turns off during a remote
start if the coolant temperature gets
too high or if the oil pressure
gets low.
.
Young children who get into
unlocked vehicles may be
unable to get out. A child can
be overcome by extreme heat
and can suffer permanent
injuries or even death from
heat stroke. Always lock the
vehicle whenever leaving it.
.
Outsiders can easily enter
through an unlocked door
when you slow down or stop
the vehicle. Locking the doors
can help prevent this from
happening.
Door Locks
{ WARNING
Unlocked doors can be
dangerous.
.
Passengers, especially
children, can easily open the
doors and fall out of a moving
vehicle. When a door is
locked, the handle will not
open it. The chance of being
thrown out of the vehicle in a
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To lock or unlock a door manually:
.
From the inside use the door
lock knob on the window sill.
.
From the outside turn the key
toward the front or rear of the
vehicle, or press the or button on
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter.
Power Door Locks
K (Unlock): Press to unlock the
doors.
Q (Lock):
Press to lock the doors.
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Delayed Locking
Automatic Door Locks
When locking the doors with the
power lock switch and a door or the
liftgate is open, the doors will lock
five seconds after the last door is
closed. You will hear three chimes
to signal that the delayed locking
feature is in use.
Vehicles with an automatic lock/
unlock feature enable you to
program the vehicle's power door
locks. This feature can be
programmed through the Driver
Information Center (DIC). See
Vehicle Personalization on
page 5‑37 for more information.
Pressing the power lock switch
twice or the lock button on the RKE
transmitter twice will override the
delayed locking feature and
immediately lock all the doors.
Lockout Protection
This feature will not operate if the
key is in the ignition.
This feature protects you from
locking the key in the vehicle when
the key is in the ignition and a front
door is open.
This feature can be programmed by
using the Driver Information Center
(DIC). See “DELAY DOOR LOCK”
under Vehicle Personalization on
page 5‑37.
If the driver side power door lock
switch is pressed when the driver
door is open and the key is in the
ignition, all of the doors will lock and
then the driver door will unlock.
If the passenger side power door
lock switch is pressed when the
front passenger door is open and
the key is in the ignition, all of the
doors will lock and then the front
passenger door will unlock.
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Safety Locks
The vehicle has rear door security
locks to prevent passengers from
opening the rear doors from the
inside.
Open the rear doors to access the
security locks on the inside edge of
each door.
To set the locks, insert a key into
the slot and turn it to the horizontal
position. The door can only be
opened from the outside with the
door unlocked. To return the door to
normal operation, turn the slot to the
vertical position.
Doors
Liftgate
Manual Liftgate
{ 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.
.
Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
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WARNING (Continued)
.
.
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.
See Engine Exhaust on
page 9‑20.
Notice: To avoid damage to the
liftgate or liftgate glass, make
sure the area above and behind
the liftgate is clear before
opening it.
To unlock the liftgate, press the
power door lock switch or press
on the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter twice. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation on page 2‑2.
K
To open the liftgate, press the touch
pad under the liftgate handle and lift
up. The vehicle must be in P (Park)
and the battery must be charged.
Use the pull cup to lower and close
the liftgate.
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The power liftgate can be power
opened and closed in the
following ways:
.
Press and hold 8 on the
RKE transmitter. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation on page 2‑2.
.
Press
.
Press the touch pad on the
outside liftgate handle.
Always close the liftgate before
driving.
Power Liftgate
On vehicles with a power liftgate,
the vehicle must be in P (Park) to
operate. The taillamps flash and a
chime sounds when the power
liftgate moves.
{ WARNING
You, or others, could be injured if
caught in the path of the power
liftgate. Make sure there is no one
in the way of the liftgate as it is
opening and closing.
O.
Pressing the buttons or touch pad a
second time while the liftgate is
moving reverses the direction.
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continue to completion. If the
vehicle is shifted out of P (Park) and
accelerated before the power liftgate
latch closes, the liftgate may
reverse to the open position. Cargo
could fall out of the vehicle. Always
make sure the power liftgate is
closed and latched before
driving away.
Power Liftgate Touch Pad
The liftgate can also be closed by
pressing l next to the liftgate
latch. Press l a second time
during the liftgate operation to
reverse the operation.
The power liftgate may be
temporarily disabled under extreme
temperatures or under low battery
conditions. If this occurs, the liftgate
can be operated manually.
If the vehicle is shifted out of
P (Park) while the liftgate power
function is in progress, it will
If the power liftgate is used and the
liftgate support struts have lost
pressure, the taillamps will flash and
a chime will sound. The liftgate will
stay open temporarily, and then
slowly close. See a dealer for
service before using the liftgate if
this occurs.
Obstacle Detection Features
A warning chime will sound and the
liftgate will automatically reverse
direction to the full closed or open
position if an obstacle is
encountered during a power open or
close cycle. After removing the
obstacle the liftgate will resume
normal operation.
If more obstacles are encountered
on the same power cycle, the power
function deactivates, and the liftgate
must be opened or closed manually.
A message displays on the Driver
Information Center (DIC) to indicate
that the liftgate is open. See Door
Ajar Messages on page 5‑28. After
removing the obstacles, manually
open the liftgate fully or close and
latch the liftgate. The liftgate will
resume normal power operation.
The vehicle has pinch sensors
located on the side edges of the
liftgate. If an object is caught
between the liftgate and the body of
the vehicle and presses against a
sensor, the liftgate will reverse
direction and open fully. The liftgate
will remain open until it is activated
again or closed manually. Do not
force the liftgate open or closed
during a power cycle.
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Manual Operation of Power
Liftgate
To open the liftgate, press the touch
pad on the outside of the liftgate
handle and lift up. Use the pull
handle to lower and close the
liftgate; the liftgate latch will power
close.
Always close the liftgate before
driving.
8 on the RKE transmitter or
l on the liftgate is pressed while
If
in manual operation mode, the
taillamps will flash three times, but
the liftgate will not move.
To change the liftgate to manual
operation, press OFF on the power
liftgate switch. A message displays
on the DIC indicating manual
operation mode. See Door Ajar
Messages on page 5‑28.
With the liftgate in manual mode
and all of the doors unlocked, the
liftgate can be manually opened and
closed.
It is not recommended to drive with
the liftgate open. However, if the
vehicle must be driven with the
liftgate open, the liftgate should be
set to manual operation.
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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
On vehicles with an anti-theft alarm
system, to activate the system:
.
Press Q on the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter or the
power door lock switch when
any door is open.
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The security light flashes.
When the door is closed, the
security light stops flashing and
stays on solid for approximately
30 seconds. The content
theft-deterrent alarm is not
armed until the security light
goes off.
If the delayed locking feature is
active, the alarm is not activated
until all doors are closed and the
security light goes off.
.
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Press Q when the driver door is
closed. The security light comes
on solid for approximately
30 seconds and then goes off.
The content theft-deterrent alarm
is not armed until the security
light goes off.
The theft-deterrent system will not
activate if the doors are locked with
the vehicle's key or the manual
door lock.
If a locked door is opened without
using the RKE transmitter, a
10-second pre-alarm occurs. The
horn chirps and the lights flash.
If the key is not placed in the
ignition and turned to START or the
door is not unlocked by pressing Q
during the 10-second pre-alarm, the
alarm goes off. The headlamps flash
and the horn sounds for about
30 seconds, then turns off to save
the battery power.
The vehicle can be started with the
correct ignition key if the alarm has
been set off.
To avoid setting off the alarm by
accident:
.
Lock the vehicle with the door
key after the doors are closed.
.
Unlock the door with the RKE
transmitter. Unlocking a door any
other way sets off the alarm if
the system has been armed.
Press K or place the key in the
ignition and turn it to START to turn
off the alarm.
Testing the Alarm
To test the alarm:
1. From inside the vehicle, lower
the driver side window, and open
the driver door.
2. Press
Q.
3. Get out of the vehicle, close the
door, and wait for the security
light to go out.
4. Reach in through the window,
unlock the door with the manual
door lock, and open the door.
This should set off the alarm.
If the alarm does not sound when it
should, but the headlamps flash,
check to see if the horn works. The
horn fuse may be blown. To replace
the fuse, see Fuses and Circuit
Breakers on page 10‑28.
If the alarm does not sound or the
headlamps do not flash, see your
dealer for service.
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Immobilizer
See Radio Frequency Statement on
page 13‑20 for information
regarding Part 15 of the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC)
rules and Industry Canada
Standards RSS-GEN/210/220/310.
Immobilizer Operation
This vehicle has PASS-Key® III+
(Personalized Automotive Security
System) theft-deterrent system.
PASS-Key III+ is a passive
theft-deterrent system.
The system is automatically armed
when the key is removed from the
ignition.
The system is automatically
disarmed when the key is turned to
ON/RUN, ACC/ACCESSORY,
or START from the LOCK/OFF
position.
You do not have to manually arm or
disarm the system.
The security light comes on if there
is a problem with arming or
disarming the theft-deterrent
system.
When the PASS-Key III+ system
senses an incorrect key, the vehicle
does not start. Anyone using a
trial-and-error method to start the
vehicle will be discouraged because
of the high number of electrical key
codes.
If the engine does not start and the
security light on the instrument
panel comes on when trying to start
the vehicle, there may be a problem
with the theft-deterrent system. Turn
the ignition off and try again.
If the engine still does not start, and
the key appears to be undamaged,
try another ignition key and check
the fuses. See Fuses and Circuit
Breakers on page 10‑28 for
additional information. If the engine
still does not start with the other key,
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the vehicle needs service. If the
vehicle does start, the first key may
be faulty. See your dealer who can
service the PASS-Key III+ to have a
new key made. In an emergency,
contact Roadside Assistance. See
Roadside Assistance Program
(Mexico) on page 13‑7 or Roadside
Assistance Program (U.S. and
Canada) on page 13‑11.
It is possible for the PASS-Key III+
decoder to learn the transponder
value of a new or replacement key.
Up to 10 keys may be programmed
to the vehicle. The following
procedure is for programming
additional keys only. If all currently
programmed keys are lost or do not
operate, you must see your dealer
or a locksmith who can service
PASS-Key III+ to have keys made
and programmed to the system.
See your dealer or a locksmith who
can service PASS-Key III+ to get a
new key blank that is cut exactly as
the ignition key that operates the
system.
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To program the new additional key:
1. Verify that the new key has a
stamped on it.
1
2. Insert the already programmed
key in the ignition and start the
engine. If the engine does not
start, see your dealer for service.
3. After the engine has started, turn
the key to LOCK/OFF, and
remove the key.
4. Insert the key to be programmed
and turn it to the ON/RUN
position within five seconds of
the original key being turned to
the LOCK/OFF position.
The security light turns off once
the key has been programmed.
5. Repeat Steps 1–4 if additional
keys are to be programmed.
Exterior Mirrors
If the PASS-Key III+ key is lost or
damaged, see your dealer or a
locksmith to have a new key made.
Convex Mirrors
The SERVICE THEFT
DETERRENT SYSTEM message
displays on the Driver Information
Center (DIC) when there is a
problem with the theft-deterrent
system. See Security Messages on
page 5‑34 for additional information.
Do not leave the key or device that
disarms or deactivates the
theft-deterrent system in the vehicle.
{ 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.
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Power Mirrors
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
If the vehicle has the Side Blind
Zone Alert (SBZA) system. See
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) on
page 9‑32 for more information.
Folding Mirrors
For vehicles with manual folding
mirrors, push the mirror toward the
vehicle. Pull the mirror out to return
to its original position.
For vehicles with outside power
foldaway mirrors:
To adjust each mirror:
1. Press (1) or (2) to select the
mirror.
2. Press on the control pad to
adjust the mirror.
3. Press (1) or (2) again to deselect
the mirror.
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1. Press (1) to fold the mirrors out
to the driving position.
2. Press (2) to fold the mirrors in to
the folded position.
Resetting the Power Foldaway
Mirrors
Reset the power foldaway mirrors if:
.
The mirrors are accidentally
obstructed while folding.
.
They are accidentally manually
folded/unfolded.
.
The mirrors vibrate at normal
driving speeds.
Fold and unfold the mirrors one time
using the mirror controls to reset
them to their normal position.
A popping noise may be heard
during the resetting of the power
foldaway mirrors. This sound is
normal after a manual folding
operation.
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Heated Mirrors
Park Tilt Mirrors
For vehicles with heated mirrors:
If the vehicle has the memory
package, the outside mirrors have a
park tilt feature. This feature tilts the
outside mirrors to a preselected
position when the vehicle is in
R (Reverse). This allows the driver
to view the curb for parallel parking.
1 (Rear Window Defogger):
Press to heat the mirrors.
See “Rear Window Defogger” under
Dual Automatic Climate Control
System on page 8‑1.
Automatic Dimming
Mirror
If the vehicle has the automatic
dimming mirror, the driver outside
mirror automatically adjusts for the
glare of the headlamps from behind.
This feature is controlled by the on
and off setting on the inside
rearview mirror. See Automatic
Dimming Rearview Mirror on
page 2‑16.
The passenger and/or driver mirror
returns to its original position when
the vehicle is shifted out of
R (Reverse), or the ignition is turned
off or to OFF/LOCK.
This feature can be turned on or off
through the Driver Information
Center (DIC). See Vehicle
Personalization on page 5‑37 for
more information.
Interior Mirrors
Automatic Dimming
Rearview Mirror
Adjust the rearview mirror to clearly
view the area behind the vehicle.
The mirror will automatically reduce
the glare from the headlamps from
behind. The dimming feature and
the indicator light come on when the
vehicle is started. There may be an
on and off setting on the mirror.
O (On/Off):
Press to turn the
dimming feature on or off.
Vehicles with OnStar have three
additional control buttons for the
OnStar system. See your dealer for
more information about OnStar and
how to subscribe to it. See OnStar
Overview on page 14‑1.
Cleaning the Mirror
Do not spray glass cleaner directly
on the mirror. Use a soft towel
dampened with water.
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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.
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The vehicle aerodynamics are
designed to improve fuel economy
performance. This may result in a
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.
Power Windows
{ 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 on page 2‑1.
Uplevel Shown, Base Similar
The driver door also has switches
that control the passenger and rear
windows. The power windows work
with the ignition in ACC/
ACCESSORY, ON/RUN or when
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is
active. See Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) on page 9‑18.
Press the switch to lower the
window. Pull up on the front edge of
the switch to raise the window.
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Express-Up/Express-Down
Windows
A window with the express-up/down
feature allows it to be raised or
lowered without holding the switch.
Press or pull the window switch fully
and release it to activate the
express feature. The express mode
can be canceled by pressing or
pulling the switch.
Programming the Power
Windows
If the battery on the vehicle has
been recharged, disconnected,
or replaced, windows with the
express-up feature need to be
reprogrammed for this feature to
work. To program the window:
1. Close all doors with the ignition
in the ACC/ACCESSORY, ON/
RUN position, or when Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) is
active. See Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) on page 9‑18.
2. Press and continue to hold the
window switch until the window
is fully open.
Rear Window Lockout
3. Pull up and hold the window
switch to close the window.
Continue to hold it briefly after
the window is fully closed.
4. Repeat for each window that has
the express-up feature.
Anti-Pinch Feature
The anti-pinch feature is on
windows with the express-up
feature. If an object is in the way of
the window as it is express-closing,
or in certain weather conditions like
severe icing, the window will stop
and open to a factory preset
position. The window functions
normally once the obstruction is
removed.
The rear window lockout feature
prevents the rear passenger
windows from operating, except
from the driver position.
Press v to activate the rear
window lockout switch. The
indicator light comes on when
activated.
Press v again to deactivate the
lockout switch.
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Sun Visors
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Roof
Sunroof
The ignition must be in ON/RUN,
ACC/ACCESSORY, or Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) must be
active to operate the sunroof and
power sunshade. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) on
page 9‑18.
Pull the sun visor down to block
glare. If equipped, detach the sun
visor from the center mount to pivot
to the side window or to extend
along the rod.
The vehicle may have a sunroof
over the front seats and a rear
sunroof over the second row seats.
The rear sunroof does not open.
Vent: From the closed position,
press and hold the front of the
switch to vent the sunroof. Press
and hold the rear of the switch to
close the sunroof.
Express-open/Express-close:
From the closed position, press and
release the rear of the switch to
express-open the sunroof. Press
and release the front of the switch to
express-close the sunroof.
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Manual Sunshade
The sunshades must be opened
and closed manually. To open the
sunshade, press the button on the
sunshade handle to release it and
guide it back. To close the
sunshade, pull the sunshade
forward until it latches.
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.
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Seats and Restraints
Seats and
Restraints
Head Restraints
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Front Seats
Power Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . 3-3
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Rear Seats
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Third Row Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Safety Belts
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Use During
Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Extender . . . . . . . . .
Safety System Check . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Care . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing Safety Belt System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . .
3-15
3-20
3-20
3-20
3-21
3-21
Airbag System
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where Are the Airbags? . . . . .
When Should an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Makes an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How Does an Airbag
Restrain? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Will You See after an
Airbag Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . .
Passenger Sensing
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-22
3-24
3-26
3-27
3-27
3-27
3-29
3-1
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-33
Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle . . . 3-33
Airbag System Check . . . . . . . . 3-34
Replacing Airbag System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . 3-35
Child Restraints
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infants and Young
Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Child Restraint Systems . . . . .
Where to Put the Restraint . . .
Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children (LATCH
System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing LATCH System
Parts After a Crash . . . . . . . . .
Securing Child Restraints
(Rear Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Securing Child Restraints
(Front Passenger Seat) . . . .
3-35
3-37
3-40
3-41
3-43
3-50
3-50
3-52
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Head Restraints
Front Seats
{ 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.
The vehicle's front seats have
adjustable head restraints in the
outboard seating positions.
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.
To raise or lower the head restraint,
press the button located on the side
of the head restraint, and pull up or
push the head restraint down, and
release the button. Pull and push on
the head restraint after the button is
released to make sure that it is
locked in place.
To adjust the head restraint forward,
grasp the head restraint and pull
forward until the desired locking
position is reached.
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Seats and Restraints
To adjust the head restraint
rearward, press the button located
on the side of the head restraint,
and push the head restraint
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.
Front Seats
3-3
3. Lumbar Adjustment Control
To adjust the seat:
Power Seat Adjustment
.
Move the seat forward or
rearward by sliding the
control (1) forward or rearward.
.
Raise or lower the front part of
the seat cushion by moving the
front of the control (1) up
or down.
.
Raise or lower the entire seat by
moving the rear of the control (1)
up or down.
.
Adjust the seatback by tilting the
top of the control (2) forward or
rearward.
{ 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.
Rear Seats
The vehicle's second-row seats
have head restraints in the outboard
seating positions that cannot be
adjusted.
See Reclining Seatbacks on
page 3‑4.
The vehicle's third-row seats have
headrests in the outboard seating
positions that cannot be adjusted.
.
The second-row head restraints and
third-row headrests are not
designed to be removed.
Increase or decrease lumbar
support by pressing the front or
rear of the control (3).
See Lumbar Adjustment on
page 3‑4.
1. Seat Adjustment Control
2. Reclining Seatback Control
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Lumbar Adjustment
Power Lumbar
Manual Lumbar
If available, move the handle
forward or rearward to increase or
decrease lumbar support.
Reclining Seatbacks
Power Reclining Seatbacks
If available, press and hold the front
or rear of control to increase or
decrease lumbar support. Release
the control when the seatback
reaches the desired level of lumbar
support.
To adjust the seatback:
.
Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
.
Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
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Memory Seats
{ 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.
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.
If available, the controls on the
driver door are used to program and
recall memory settings for the driver
seat, outside mirrors, and power
steering column (if equipped).
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Storing Memory Positions
Memory Remote Recall
To save into memory:
The memory feature can recall the
driver seat, outside mirrors, and
power steering column (if equipped)
to stored positions when entering
the vehicle.
1. Adjust the driver seat and
seatback recliner, both outside
mirrors, and the power steering
column (if equipped).
Not all vehicles will have the
ability to save and recall the
mirror positions.
2. Press and hold “1” until
two beeps sound.
3. Repeat for a second driver
position using “2.”
To recall, press and release “1” or
“2.” The vehicle must be in P (Park).
A single beep will sound. The seat,
outside mirrors, and power steering
column (if equipped) will move to
the positions previously stored for
the identified driver.
To activate, unlock the driver door
with the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter. The driver
seat, outside mirrors, and power
steering column will move to the
memory positions associated with
the transmitter used to unlock the
vehicle.
This feature is turned on or off using
the vehicle personalization menu.
See Vehicle Personalization on
page 5‑37.
To stop recall movement, press one
of the power seat controls, memory
buttons, power mirror buttons, or the
power steering column control (if
equipped).
If something has blocked the driver
seat and/or steering column while
recalling a memory position, the
recall may stop. Remove the
obstruction; then press and hold the
appropriate manual control for the
memory item that is not recalling for
two seconds. Try recalling the
memory position again by pressing
the appropriate memory button.
If the memory position is still not
recalling, see your dealer for
service.
Easy Exit Positions
The easy exit feature can move the
driver seat rearward and the power
steering column (if equipped) up
and forward to allow extra room to
exit the vehicle.
S (Easy Exit Positions): Press to
activate the recall. The vehicle must
be in P (Park).
If this feature is programmed on in
the vehicle personalization menu,
automatic driver seat and power
steering column movement occur
when the ignition key is removed.
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A single beep sounds. The driver
seat moves back approximately
8 cm (3 in) and the power steering
column (if equipped) moves up and
forward. To move the seat back
farther, press S again until the seat
is all the way back.
If something has blocked the driver
seat while recalling the exit position,
the recall may stop. Remove the
obstruction; then press and hold the
power seat control rearward for
two seconds. Try recalling the exit
position again. If the exit position is
still not recalling, see your dealer for
service.
See Vehicle Personalization on
page 5‑37.
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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.
Heated and Cooled Seat Buttons
Shown, Heated Seat Buttons
Similar
If available, the buttons are on the
center console. To operate, the
engine must be running.
I (Heated Seatback):
If available,
press to heat the seatback only.
H (Cooled Seat):
If available,
press to cool the entire seat.
J (Heated Seat and Seatback):
Press to heat the seat and
seatback.
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
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the off setting. The lights indicate
three for the highest setting and one
for the lowest.
Rear Seats
{ WARNING
The passenger heated seat may
take longer to heat up.
Using the third row seating
position while the second row is
folded, or folded and tumbled,
could cause injury in a sudden
stop or crash. Be sure to return
the seat to the passenger seating
position. Push and pull on the
seat to make sure it is locked into
place.
The heated and/or cooled seats are
canceled after the ignition is
turned off.
Remote Start Heated Seats
When it is cold outside, the heated
seats may turn on automatically
during a remote vehicle start. The
heated seats will be canceled when
the ignition is turned on. Press the
desired heated seat button to use
the heated seats after the vehicle is
started.
The heated seat button lights will
not turn on during a remote start.
The temperature of an unoccupied
seat may be reduced.
See Remote Vehicle Start on
page 2‑4.
Entering and Exiting the
Third Row
1. Seat Adjustment Handle
2. Reclining Seatback Strap
3. Sliding Seat Lever
Notice: Folding a rear seat with
the safety belts still fastened may
cause damage to the seat or the
safety belts. Always unbuckle the
safety belts and return them to
their normal stowed position
before folding a rear seat.
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To access the third row:
1. Remove objects on the floor in
front of or on the second row
seat, or in the seat tracks on the
floor.
2. Move the front center console
armrest completely forward. See
Center Console Storage on
page 4‑2.
3. Place the folding armrests in the
upright position.
4. Make sure that the safety belt is
unfastened and in the stowed
position.
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5. Pull the sliding seat lever (3)
forward. The seatback will tilt
forward, and the seat will begin
sliding forward. Continue to push
forward on the seatback until the
entire seat moves all the way
forward and the seat cushion is
folded.
5. Push and pull on the seatback
and seat cushion to make sure
they are locked in place.
Returning the Seat to the
Seating Position
1. Leaning rearward in the seat,
pull the reclining seatback
strap (2).
To return the second row seat to its
normal seating position:
1. Remove objects on the floor
behind the second row seat or in
the seat tracks on the floor.
6. Check that the safety belt is not
under the seat cushion.
Reclining the Seatbacks
To recline the seatback:
2. Move the seatback to the
desired position, and then
release the strap (2) to lock the
seatback in place.
2. Slide the seat rearward by
pushing on the seatback until
the seat is locked into place.
3. Push and pull on the seatback to
make sure it is locked.
3. Continue pushing the seatback
rearward until the seatback is
locked into place.
To fold the second row seatbacks:
4. Push down on the rear of the
seat cushion until it is locked in
place.
Folding the Seatback
1. Remove anything on or under
the seat.
2. Place the armrest in the upright
position, and unfasten the
safety belt.
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3. Pull forward on the reclining
seatback strap (2).
The head restraint will fold down
automatically.
To return the seatback to the
seating position, lift the seatback
and push it rearward until it locks
into place. Push and pull on the
seatback to make sure it is locked.
Pull up on the head restraint to
return it to the upright, locked
position.
Adjusting the Seats
To adjust the second row seats, pull
outward on the seat adjustment
handle (1). Slide the seat forward or
rearward to the desired position.
Release the handle (1), and push
and pull on the seat to make sure it
is locked.
Third Row Seats
{ WARNING
To fold the third row seatback:
1. Remove anything on or under
the seat.
Using the third row seating
position while the second row is
folded, or pushed forward in the
entry position, could cause injury
in a sudden stop or crash. Be
sure to return the seat to the
passenger seating position. Push
and pull on the seat to make sure
it is locked into place.
Folding the Seatback
Notice: Folding a rear seat with
the safety belts still fastened may
cause damage to the seat or the
safety belts. Always unbuckle the
safety belts and return them to
their normal stowed position
before folding a rear seat.
2. Disconnect the rear safety belt
mini-latch, using a key in the slot
on the mini-buckle, and let the
belt retract into the headliner.
Stow the mini-latch in the holder
in the headliner.
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or lift the seatback and push it
into place from inside the
vehicle.
2. The headrest must be locked
into place before sitting in
the seat.
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3. Pull up on the release lever on
the back of the seat. The
headrest moves forward
automatically.
4. Push the seatback forward to
lay flat.
Returning the Seat to the
Seating Position
To return the seatback to the
seating position:
1. From the rear of the vehicle,
raise the seatback to the upright
position using the pullstrap on
the back of the third row seat,
If either seatback is not locked, it
could move forward in a sudden
stop or crash. That could cause
injury to the person sitting there.
Always push and pull on the
seatbacks to be sure they are
locked.
3. Push and pull on the seatback to
make sure it is locked in place.
{ WARNING
A safety belt that is improperly
routed, not properly attached,
or twisted will not provide the
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protection needed in a crash. The
person wearing the belt could be
seriously injured. After raising the
rear seatback, always check to be
sure that the safety belts are
properly routed and attached, and
are not twisted.
4. Reconnect the center safety belt
mini-latch to the mini-buckle. Do
not let it twist.
5. Pull on the safety belt to be sure
the mini-latch is secure.
Removing the Third Row Seats
To remove a third row seat:
1. Remove the cargo management
system, if available and
installed. See Cargo
Management System on
page 4‑3.
2. Remove anything on or under
the seat.
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Notice: Folding a rear seat with
the safety belts still fastened may
cause damage to the seat or the
safety belts. Always unbuckle the
safety belts and return them to
their normal stowed position
before folding a rear seat.
Installing the Third Row Seats
3. Fold the seatback down. See
“Folding the Seatback” earlier in
this section.
The seats must be placed in the
proper locations to attach
correctly. The wider seat must
be installed on the driver side
and the narrower seat on the
passenger side. Remove the
bolts from the holes in the floor
before installing the seats.
4. Remove the rear bolts on the
floor on each side of the seat.
5. Remove the seat by tilting it
slightly upward, and then pulling
it out of the rear of the vehicle in
one motion.
6. Replace the bolts in the floor
holes for storage.
To reinstall a third row seat:
1. Before installing the seat the
seatback must be folded
forward. See “Folding the
Seatback” earlier in this section.
2. Place the seat on the vehicle
floor so that the front seat hooks
are on the vehicle bars.
3. Reinstall the bolts, and torque to
55 Y (41 lb ft). Pull up on the
seat to make sure it is locked in
place.
4. Raise the seatback to its upright
position. Push and pull on the
seatback to make sure it is
locked into place.
5. Push the headrest up into
position. Push and pull on the
headrest to make sure it is
locked into place.
6. Reconnect the center safety belt
mini-latch to the mini-buckle. Do
not let it twist.
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Safety Belts
This section of the manual
describes how to use safety belts
properly. It also describes some
things not to do with safety belts.
{ WARNING
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.
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Why Safety Belts Work
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
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 on
page 5‑13.
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
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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.
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 on page 3‑35 or Infants
and Young Children on page 3‑37.
Follow those rules for everyone's
protection.
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.
.
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
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.
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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.
{ WARNING
You can be seriously injured,
or even killed, by not wearing
your safety belt properly.
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Lap-Shoulder Belt
All seating positions in the vehicle
have a lap-shoulder belt.
If you are using a rear seating
position with a detachable safety
belt and the safety belt is not
attached, see “Returning the Seat to
the Seating Position” under Third
Row Seats on page 3‑10 for
instruction on reconnecting the
safety belt to the mini-buckle.
.
Never allow the lap or
shoulder belt to become
loose or twisted.
The following instructions explain
how to wear a lap-shoulder belt
properly.
.
Never wear the shoulder belt
under both arms or behind
your back.
.
Never route the lap or
shoulder belt over an
armrest.
1. Adjust the seat, if the seat is
adjustable, so you can sit up
straight. To see how, see “Seats”
in the Index.
2. Pick up the latch plate and pull
the belt across you. Do not let it
get twisted.
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.
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5. 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.
3. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
To unlatch the belt, push the button
on the buckle. The belt should
return to its stowed position. Slide
the latch plate up the safety belt
webbing when the safety belt is not
in use. The latch plate should rest
on the stitching on the safety belt,
near the guide loop on the side wall.
4. Pull up on the latch plate to
make sure it is secure. If the belt
is not long enough, see Safety
Belt Extender on page 3‑20.
Position the release button on
the buckle so that the safety belt
could be quickly unbuckled if
necessary.
6. To make the lap part tight, pull
up on the shoulder belt.
It may be necessary to pull the
stitching on the safety belt
through the latch plate to fully
tighten the lap belt on smaller
occupants.
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.
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Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
Safety Belt Pretensioners
The vehicle has a shoulder belt
height adjuster for the driver and
right front passenger seating
positions.
This vehicle has safety belt
pretensioners for the front outboard
occupants. Although the safety belt
pretensioners cannot be seen, they
are part of the safety belt assembly.
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. And, for vehicles
with side impact airbags, safety belt
pretensioners can help tighten the
safety belts in a side crash or a
rollover event.
Adjust the height so the shoulder
portion of the belt is on the shoulder
but 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 on
page 3‑14.
To move it down, push down on the
release button and move the height
adjuster to the desired position. You
can move the height adjuster up by
pushing up on the shoulder belt
guide.
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.
Pretensioners work only once. If the
pretensioners activate in a crash,
they will need to be replaced, and
probably other new parts for the
vehicle's safety belt system. See
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts
after a Crash on page 3‑21.
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Rear Safety Belt Comfort
Guides
Here is how to install a comfort
guide to the safety belt:
This vehicle may have rear safety
belt comfort guides. If not, they are
available through your dealer. The
guides may provide added safety
belt comfort for older children who
have outgrown booster seats and
for some adults. When installed and
properly adjusted, the comfort guide
positions the shoulder belt away
from the neck and head.
1. For the outboard positions,
remove the guide from its
storage clip on the interior body.
For the third row center position,
locate the comfort guide which is
located in a storage pocket, at
the top of the seat, under the
headrest on the driver side of
the vehicle. To access the
comfort guide, you will first need
to move the headrest forward by
pulling on the handle behind the
seatback. The comfort guide will
now be accessible.
Outboard Positions
Third Row Center Position
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Pull the comfort guide out of its
storage location and then return
the headrest to its upright
position.
{ WARNING
A safety belt that is not properly
worn may not provide the
protection needed in a crash. The
person wearing the belt could be
seriously injured. The shoulder
belt should go over the shoulder
and across the chest. These parts
of the body are best able to take
belt restraining forces.
3. Be sure that the belt is not
twisted and it lies flat. The
elastic cord must be under the
belt and the guide on top.
2. Place the guide over the belt
and insert the two edges of the
belt into the slots of the guide.
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Safety Belt Extender
4. Buckle, position, and release the
safety belt as described
previously in this section. Make
sure 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.
To remove and store the comfort
guide, squeeze the belt edges
together so that the safety belt can
be removed from the guide. Slide
the guide into its storage location or
on its storage clip.
Safety Belt Use During
Pregnancy
Safety belts work for everyone,
including pregnant women. Like all
occupants, they are more likely to
be seriously injured if they do not
wear safety belts.
If the vehicle's safety belt will fasten
around you, you should use it.
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.
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 seats. To
wear it, attach it to the regular safety
belt. 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.
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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 on page 5‑13.
Keep safety belts clean and dry.
See Safety Belt Care on page 3‑21.
Safety Belt Care
Keep belts clean and dry.
{ WARNING
Do not bleach or dye safety belts.
It may severely weaken them. In
a crash, they might not be able to
provide adequate protection.
Clean safety belts only with mild
soap and lukewarm water.
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.
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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.
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 on page 5‑14.
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Airbag System
The vehicle has the following
airbags:
.
A frontal airbag for the driver.
.
A frontal airbag for the front
outboard passenger.
.
A front center airbag for the
driver and front outboard
passenger.
.
A seat-mounted side impact
airbag for the driver.
.
A seat-mounted side impact
airbag for the front outboard
passenger.
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A roof-rail airbag for the driver
and for the second and third row
passengers seated directly
behind the driver.
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A roof-rail airbag for the front
outboard passenger and the
second and third row
passengers seated directly
behind the front outboard
passenger.
All vehicle airbags have the word
AIRBAG on the trim or on an
attached 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 the front center airbag, the word
AIRBAG is on the inboard side of
the driver seatback.
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.
Here are the most important things
to know about the airbag system:
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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? on page 3‑26.
Wearing your safety belt during a
crash helps reduce the 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.
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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.
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.
Occupants should not lean on or
sleep against the front center
armrest or console with a front
center airbag.
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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 on
page 3‑35 or Infants and Young
Children on page 3‑37.
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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 on page 5‑14 for
more information.
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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 front center airbag is in the
inboard side of the driver seatback.
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that person causing severe injury
or even death. The path of an
inflating airbag must be kept
clear. Do not put anything
between an occupant and an
airbag, and do not attach or put
anything on the steering wheel
hub or on or near any other
airbag covering.
Driver Side Shown, Passenger
Side Similar
Driver Side Shown, Passenger
Side Similar
The driver and front outboard
passenger seat-mounted side
impact airbags are in the side of the
seatbacks closest to the door.
The roof-rail airbags for the driver,
front outboard passenger, and
second and third row outboard
passengers are in the ceiling above
the side windows.
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If something is between an
occupant and an airbag, the
airbag might not inflate properly
or it might force the object into
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Do not use seat or console
accessories that block the
inflation path of a seat-mounted
side impact airbag or the front
center airbag.
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.
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When Should an Airbag
Inflate?
It depends on what is hit, the
direction of the impact, and how
quickly the vehicle slows down.
The vehicle has frontal airbags, a
front center airbag, seat-mounted
side impact airbags, and roof-rail
airbags. See Airbag System on
page 3‑22. These 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 airbag to inflate
and help restrain the occupants.
Deployment thresholds can vary
with specific vehicle design.
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.
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.
Frontal airbags are not intended to
inflate during vehicle rollovers, rear
impacts, or many side impacts.
In addition, the vehicle has
dual-stage frontal airbags.
Dual-stage airbags adjust the
restraint according to crash severity.
The vehicle has electronic frontal
sensors, which help the sensing
system distinguish between a
moderate frontal impact and a more
severe frontal impact. For moderate
frontal impacts, dual-stage airbags
inflate at a level less than full
deployment. For more severe frontal
impacts, full deployment occurs.
The front center airbag,
seat-mounted side impact airbags,
and roof-rail airbags are intended to
inflate in moderate to severe side
crashes depending on the location
of the impact. A seat-mounted side
impact airbag is intended to inflate
on the side of the vehicle that is
struck. The front center airbag and
both roof-rail airbags are intended to
inflate when either side of the
vehicle is struck. In addition, the
roof-rail airbags and the front center
airbag are intended to inflate when
the sensing system predicts that the
vehicle is about to roll over on its
side. The roof-rail airbags are also
intended to inflate in a severe frontal
impact.
The front center airbag is not
intended to inflate in frontal impacts,
near frontal impacts, or rear
impacts. Seat-mounted side impact
airbags are not intended to inflate in
frontal impacts, near frontal impacts,
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rollovers, rear impacts, or on the
non-struck side of a vehicle in a
side impact. Roof-rail airbags are
not intended to inflate in rear
impacts.
In any particular crash, no one can
say whether an airbag should have
inflated simply because of the
vehicle damage or the 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.
For airbag locations, see Where Are
the Airbags? on page 3‑24.
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 also designed to help contain
the head and chest of occupants in
the outboard seating positions in the
first, second, and third rows. The
rollover capable roof-rail airbags are
designed to help reduce the risk of
full or partial ejection in rollover
events, although no system can
prevent all such ejections.
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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? on
page 3‑26 for more information.
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. The
front center airbag and 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? on page 3‑24.
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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.
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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
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WARNING (Continued)
WARNING (Continued)
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.
You can lock the doors, and turn off
the interior lamps and 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
(Continued)
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.
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
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other parts. The service manual
for the vehicle covers the need
to replace other parts.
certain conditions. No other airbag
is affected by the passenger
sensing system.
The vehicle has a crash sensing
and diagnostic module which
records information after a
crash. See Vehicle Data
Recording and Privacy on
page 13‑19 and Event Data
Recorders on page 13‑19.
The passenger sensing system
works with sensors that are part of
the front outboard passenger seat.
The sensors are designed to detect
the presence of a properly-seated
occupant and determine if the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
should be allowed to inflate or not.
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.
Passenger Sensing
System
The vehicle has a passenger
sensing system for the front
outboard passenger position. The
passenger airbag status indicator
will light on the instrument panel
when the vehicle is started.
United States
Canada and Mexico
The words ON and OFF, or the
symbol for on and off, are visible
during the system check. If you use
remote start, if equipped, to start the
vehicle, you may not see the system
check. When the system check is
complete, either the word ON or
OFF, or the symbol for on or off, will
be visible. See Passenger Airbag
Status Indicator on page 5‑15.
The passenger sensing system
turns off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag under
According to accident statistics,
children are safer when properly
secured in a rear seat in the correct
child restraint for their weight
and size.
We recommend that children be
secured in a rear seat, including: an
infant or a child riding in a
rear-facing child restraint; a child
riding in a forward-facing child seat;
an older child riding in a booster
seat; and children, who are large
enough, using safety belts.
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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.
inflate under some unusual
circumstance, even though the
airbag is off.
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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
passenger frontal airbag, no
system is fail-safe. No one can
guarantee that an airbag will not
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.
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.
WARNING (Continued)
Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the airbag
is off. If you secure 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 the child restraint in a
rear seat.
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag if:
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The front outboard passenger
seat is unoccupied.
The system determines that an
infant is present in a child
restraint.
When the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag,
the off indicator will light and stay lit
as a reminder that the airbag is off.
See Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator on page 5‑15.
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn on the front
outboard passenger frontal 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 to be
enabled, the on indicator will light
and stay lit as a reminder that the
airbag is active.
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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, 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 on page 5‑14 for more
information, including important
safety information.
If the On Indicator Is Lit for 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) on page 3‑52
or Securing Child Restraints
(Rear Seat) on page 3‑50.
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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
on page 3‑2.
6. Restart the vehicle.
The passenger sensing system
may or may not turn off the
airbag for a child in a child
restraint depending upon the
child’s seating posture and body
build. It is better to secure the
child restraint in a rear seat.
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If the Off Indicator Is Lit for an
Adult-Size Occupant
2. Remove any additional material
from the seat, such as blankets,
cushions, seat covers, seat
heaters, seat massagers,
laptops, or other electronic
devices.
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. Use the
following steps to allow the system
to detect that person and enable the
front outboard passenger frontal
airbag:
1. Turn the vehicle off.
5. Restart the vehicle and have the
person remain in this position for
two to three minutes after the on
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.
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 on
page 3‑33 for more information
about modifications that can affect
how the system operates.
A wet seat can affect the
performance of the passenger
sensing system. Here is how:
.
The passenger sensing system
may turn off the passenger
airbag when liquid is soaked into
the seat. If this happens, the off
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indicator will be lit, and the
airbag readiness light on the
instrument panel will also be lit.
.
Liquid pooled on the seat that
has not soaked in may make it
more likely that the passenger
sensing system will turn on the
passenger airbag while a child
restraint or child occupant is on
the seat. If the passenger airbag
is turned on, the on indicator will
be lit.
If the passenger seat gets wet, dry
the seat immediately. If the airbag
readiness light is lit, do not install a
child restraint or allow anyone to
occupy the seat. See Airbag
Readiness Light on page 5‑14 for
important safety information.
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.
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{ WARNING
Stowing of articles under the
passenger seat or between the
passenger seat cushion and
seatback may interfere with the
proper operation of the passenger
sensing system.
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
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 on page 13‑16.
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.
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The operation of the airbag system
can also be affected by changing
any parts of the front seats, safety
belts, airbag sensing and diagnostic
module, steering wheel, instrument
panel, roof-rail airbag modules,
ceiling or pillar garnish trim,
overhead console, front sensors,
side impact sensors, airbag wiring,
or front center console.
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 on
page 3‑29.
Your dealer and the service manual
have information about the location
of the airbag sensors, sensing and
diagnostic module, and airbag
wiring.
If the vehicle has rollover roof-rail
airbags, see Different Size Tires
and Wheels on page 10‑51 for
additional information.
In addition, the vehicle has a
passenger sensing system that
includes sensors as part of the front
outboard 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
If your vehicle needs to be modified
because you have a disability and
you 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
(U.S. and Canada) on page 13‑5 or
Customer Assistance Offices
(Mexico) on page 13‑5.
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 on
page 5‑14.
Notice: If an airbag covering is
damaged, opened, or broken, the
airbag may not work properly. Do
not open or break the airbag
coverings. If there are any
opened or broken airbag covers,
have the airbag covering and/or
airbag module replaced. For the
location of the airbags, see
Where Are the Airbags? on
page 3‑24. See your dealer for
service.
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Replacing Airbag System
Parts after a Crash
If an airbag inflates, you will need to
replace airbag system parts. See
your dealer for service.
{ WARNING
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 on
page 5‑14.
A crash can damage the airbag
systems in the vehicle.
A damaged airbag system may
not work properly and may not
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
inspected and any necessary
replacements made as soon as
possible.
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Child Restraints
Older Children
Older children who have outgrown
booster seats should wear the
vehicle safety belts.
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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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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. See “Rear
Safety Belt Comfort Guides”
under Lap-Shoulder Belt on
page 3‑15. If the shoulder belt
still does not rest on the
shoulder, then return to the
booster seat.
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Does the lap belt fit low and
snug on the hips, touching the
thighs? If yes, continue. If no,
return to the booster seat.
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Can proper safety belt fit be
maintained for the length of the
trip? If yes, continue. If no,
return to the booster seat.
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 on
page 3‑15.
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.
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.
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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.
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{ WARNING
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.
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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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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.
{ WARNING
Children can be seriously injured
or strangled if a shoulder belt is
wrapped around their neck and
the safety belt continues to
tighten. 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.
WARNING (Continued)
right front seat, always move the
front passenger seat as far back
as it will go.
If a child restraint is installed in
the second row center seat, move
the second row seat to the
rearward position, whenever
possible, to minimize contact with
the front center airbag.
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 should be
secured in an appropriate
restraint.
{ WARNING
Children who are up against,
or very close to, any airbag when
it inflates can be seriously injured
or killed. Never put a rear-facing
child restraint in the right front
seat. Secure a rear-facing child
restraint in a rear seat.
It is also better to secure a
forward-facing child restraint in a
rear seat. If a forward-facing child
restraint must be secured in the
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Q: What are the different types of
add-on child restraints?
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 during a crash, infants
need complete support. In a
crash, if an infant is in a
rear-facing child restraint, the
crash forces can be distributed
across the strongest part of an
infant's body, the back and
shoulders. Infants should always
be secured in rear-facing child
restraints.
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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
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.
Forward-Facing Child Seat
Booster Seats
A forward-facing child seat provides
restraint for the child's body with the
harness.
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.
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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
restraint properly in the vehicle
using the vehicle safety belt or
LATCH system, following the
instructions that came with that
child restraint and the instructions
in this manual.
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) on page 3‑43.
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, 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
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locate the nearest child safety seat
inspection station. For CPST
availability in Canada, check with
Transport Canada or the Provincial
Ministry of Transportation office.
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 a child
restraint system or infant restraint
system secured in a rear seating
position.
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We recommend that children and
child restraints be secured in a rear
seat, including: an infant or a child
riding in a rear-facing child restraint;
a child riding in a forward-facing
child seat; an older child riding in a
booster seat; and children, who are
large enough, using safety belts.
The vehicle is equipped with a front
center airbag in the inboard side of
the driver seat. Even with a front
center airbag, a child restraint can
be installed in any second row
seating position.
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
WARNING (Continued)
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured
or killed if the right 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 right front
passenger airbag inflates and the
passenger seat is in a forward
position.
child restraints in a rear seat,
even if the front passenger frontal
airbag is off.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the right
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
(Continued)
It is also better to secure a
forward-facing child restraint in a
rear seat. If a forward-facing child
restraint must be secured in the
right front seat, always move the
front passenger seat as far back
as it will go.
See Passenger Sensing System
on page 3‑29 for additional
information.
If a child restraint is installed in a
second row center seat, move the
second row seat to the rearward
position, whenever possible, to
minimize contact with the front
center airbag.
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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. Always make
sure the child restraint is properly
secured.
Depending on where you place the
child restraint and the size of the
child restraint, you may not be able
to access adjacent safety belt
assemblies 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.
Wherever a child restraint is
installed, be sure to secure the child
restraint 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. This system is designed to
make installation of a child restraint
easier.
Make sure that a LATCH-compatible
child restraint is properly installed
using the anchors, or use the
vehicle's safety belts to secure the
restraint, following the instructions
that came with that restraint, and
also the instructions in this manual.
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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 and anchor.
In order to use the LATCH system in
your vehicle, you need a child
restraint that has LATCH
attachments. The child restraint
manufacturer will provide you with
instructions on how to use the child
restraint and its attachments. The
following explains how to attach a
child restraint with these
attachments in your vehicle.
Not all vehicle seating positions or
child restraints have lower anchors
and attachments or top tether
anchors and attachments.
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Lower Anchors
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).
Top Tether Anchor
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.
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.
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Lower Anchor and Top Tether
Anchor Locations
Second Row — 60/40 Bench
I (Top Tether Anchor):
Second Row — Bucket
I (Top Tether Anchor):
Seating
positions with top tether anchors.
Seating
positions with top tether anchors.
Third Row
I (Top Tether Anchor):
Seating
positions with top tether anchors.
H (Lower Anchor): Seating
positions with two lower anchors.
H (Lower Anchor): Seating
positions with two lower anchors.
To assist in locating the lower
anchors, each second row anchor
position has a label, near the crease
between the seatback and the seat
cushion.
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Be sure to use an anchor on the
same side of the vehicle as the
seating position where the child
restraint will be placed.
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 on page 3‑41 for
additional information.
To assist in locating the top tether
anchors, the top tether anchor
symbol is near the anchor.
Securing a Child Restraint
Designed for the LATCH
System
Third Row
Second Row — Bucket Shown,
Bench Similar
The top tether anchors are at the
bottom rear of the seatback for each
seating position in the second row.
The third row has one top tether
anchor at the bottom rear of the
center seatback. This anchor should
be used for the center seating
position only. Never install two top
tethers using the same top tether
anchor.
Do not secure a child restraint in a
position without a top tether anchor
if a national or local law requires
{ 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
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{ WARNING
anchors, or use the vehicle safety
belts to secure the restraint,
following the instructions that
came with the child restraint and
the instructions in this manual.
Children can be seriously injured
or strangled if a shoulder belt is
wrapped around their neck and
the safety belt continues to
tighten. 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,
if the vehicle has one, after the
child restraint has been installed.
{ WARNING
Do not attach more than one child
restraint to a single anchor.
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. To reduce the
risk of serious or fatal injuries
during a crash, attach only one
child restraint per anchor.
Notice: Do not let the LATCH
attachments rub against the
vehicle’s safety belts. This may
damage these parts. If necessary,
move buckled safety belts to
avoid rubbing the LATCH
attachments.
Do not fold the empty rear seat
with a safety belt buckled. This
could damage the safety belt or
the seat. Unbuckle and return the
safety belt to its stowed position,
before folding the seat.
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The vehicle is equipped with a front
center airbag in the inboard side of
the driver seat. Even with a front
center airbag, a child restraint can
be installed in any second row
seating position. If a child restraint is
installed in a second row center
seat, move the second row seat to
the rearward position, whenever
possible, to minimize contact with
the front center airbag.
If you need to secure more than one
child restraint in the rear seat, see
Where to Put the Restraint on
page 3‑41.
This system is designed to make
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.
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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. 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. To access the lower
anchors in the second row,
it may help to recline the
seatback.
Third row seatbacks must
be upright before placing
the child restraint on
the seat.
1.3. Put the child restraint on
the seat.
1.4. Attach and tighten the lower
attachments on the child
restraint to the lower
anchors.
If necessary, adjust the
angle of the second row
seatback to achieve a tight
installation. Make sure the
second row bench
seatbacks are aligned at
the same angle.
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 the vehicle has one.
Refer to the child restraint
instructions and the following
steps:
2.1. Find the top tether anchor.
2.2. Route, attach, and tighten
the top tether according to
your child restraint
instructions and the
following instructions:
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.
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If the position you are using
does not have a headrest
or head restraint and you
are using a dual tether,
route the tether over the
seatback.
If the position you are using
has a fixed headrest or
head restraint and you are
using a dual tether, route
the tether around the
headrest or head restraint.
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If the position you are using
has a fixed headrest or
head restraint and you are
using a single tether, route
the tether over the headrest
or head restraint.
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)
Children (LATCH System) on
page 3‑43 for top tether anchor
locations.
{ WARNING
The vehicle is equipped with a front
center airbag in the inboard side of
the driver seat. Even with a front
center airbag, a child restraint can
be installed in any second row
seating position. If you install a child
restraint in a second row center
seat, move the second row seat to
the rearward position, whenever
possible, to minimize contact with
the front center airbag.
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.
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.
When securing a child restraint in a
rear seating position, study the
instructions that came with the child
restraint to make sure it is
compatible with this vehicle.
If the child restraint has the LATCH
system, see Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children (LATCH
System) on page 3‑43 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
In Canada, the law requires that
forward-facing child restraints have
a top tether, and that the tether be
attached.
If the child restraint does not have
the LATCH system, you will be
using the safety belt to secure the
child restraint in this position. Be
sure to follow the instructions that
came with the child restraint. Secure
the child in the child restraint when
and as the instructions say.
If more than one child restraint
needs to be installed in the rear
seat, be sure to read Where to Put
the Restraint on page 3‑41.
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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.
4. Pull the shoulder belt all the way
out of the retractor to set the
lock. When the retractor lock is
set, the shoulder belt can be
tightened but not pulled out of
the retractor.
3. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
Position the release button on
the buckle so that the safety belt
could be quickly unbuckled if
necessary.
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.
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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) on page 3‑43 for more
information.
Securing Child Restraints
(Front Passenger Seat)
{ WARNING
The vehicle has airbags. A rear seat
is a safer place to secure a
forward-facing child restraint. See
Where to Put the Restraint on
page 3‑41.
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 right front
passenger frontal airbag under
certain conditions. See Passenger
Sensing System on page 3‑29 and
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
on page 5‑15 for more information,
including important safety
information.
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured
or killed if the right 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 right front
passenger airbag inflates and the
passenger seat is in a forward
position.
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.
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.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the right
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.
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Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the airbag
is off. If you secure a
forward-facing child restraint in
the right 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
on page 3‑29 for additional
information.
If the child restraint has the LATCH
system, see Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children (LATCH
System) on page 3‑43 for how and
where to install the child restraint
using LATCH. If a child restraint is
secured using a safety belt and it
uses a top tether, see Lower
Anchors and Tethers for Children
(LATCH System) on page 3‑43 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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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 through
or around the restraint. The child
restraint instructions will show
you how.
You will be using the lap-shoulder
belt to secure the child restraint in
this position. Follow the instructions
that came with the child restraint.
1. Move the seat as far back as it
will go before securing the
forward-facing child restraint.
When the passenger sensing
system has turned off the right
front passenger frontal 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 on page 5‑15.
4. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
Position the release button on
the buckle so that the safety belt
could be quickly unbuckled if
necessary.
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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.
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.
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 on page 3‑29 for more
information.
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
Instrument Panel Storage . . . . .
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Armrest Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center Console Storage . . . . . .
4-1
4-1
4-1
4-2
4-2
Instrument Panel Storage
Glove Box
Lift the glove box handle to open it.
Use the key to lock and unlock the
glove box.
Cupholders
There are two cupholders, with
removable liners, in front of the
center console. There may be
cupholders in the second row seat
armrest. To access, pull the armrest
down. There are additional
cupholders on each side of the third
row seat and in each door.
Additional Storage Features
Cargo Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cargo Management
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-1
4-3
4-3
4-3
4-4
Roof Rack System
Roof Rack System . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
This vehicle has an instrument
panel storage area. To open, press
the button on the cover.
The vehicle may have an auxiliary
input jack on the upper right side of
the faceplate. For vehicles with a
USB port, it is in the instrument
panel storage. See Auxiliary
Devices on page 7‑17.
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Armrest Storage
Vehicles with a rear seat armrest
have two cupholders. Pull the
armrest down to access the
cupholders.
Center Console Storage
Pull up on the lever, on the front of
the center console armrest, to slide
it forward and backward. To open
the armrest storage area, press the
button on the front of the armrest.
There is additional storage under
the armrest. Move the armrest all
the way to the rear position, then
slide the storage cover back to
access.
There is a removable tray in the
storage area. Pull up on the tray to
remove and access the lower
storage area and power outlet. See
Power Outlets on page 5‑7.
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Storage
Additional Storage
Features
Cargo Management
System
Cargo Cover
This vehicle has a cargo
management system located in
the rear.
For vehicles with a cargo cover, it
can be used to cover items in the
rear of the vehicle. To install the
cover, place the loops on each
corner of the cover on the four
hooks in the rear of the vehicle. The
cover should be stored securely
when not in use.
Cargo Tie-Downs
Four cargo tie‐downs are located in
the rear compartment of the vehicle.
The tie-downs can be used to
secure small loads.
To remove the cargo management
cover:
1. Open the cover. It remains open
when lifted.
2. Pull the cover up making sure to
unhook the hinges at the rear of
the cover.
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{ WARNING
An improperly latched and closed
cargo cover, or cargo cover left in
the open position, could be
thrown about the vehicle during a
crash or sudden maneuver.
Someone could be injured. Be
sure to return the cover to the
closed position and latch before
driving. If the cover is removed,
always store it outside of the
vehicle. When it is replaced,
always be sure that it is securely
reattached.
3. Remove the cover from the
vehicle and store outside of the
vehicle.
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Convenience Net
For vehicles with a convenience
net (4), attach it to the vehicle using
only the cargo tie-downs (3) on
each side. The net is used to store
small loads and should not be used
heavy loads.
The cargo cover hooks (2) are used
to attach the cargo cover (1) to the
vehicle only. Do not use the hooks
to secure loads or other items to the
vehicle or the hooks could be
damaged.
Power Liftgate Shown, Manual
Liftgate Similar
1. Cargo Cover
2. Cargo Cover Hooks
3. Cargo Tie-Downs
4. Convenience Net
Roof Rack System
{ WARNING
If something is carried on top of
the vehicle that is longer or wider
than the roof rack — like paneling,
plywood, or a mattress — the
wind can catch it while the vehicle
is being driven. The item being
carried could be violently torn off,
and this could cause a collision
and damage the vehicle. Never
carry something longer or wider
than the roof rack on top of the
vehicle unless using a GM
certified accessory carrier.
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For vehicles with a roof rack, the
rack can be used to load items. For
roof racks that do not have
crossrails included, GM Certified
crossrails can be purchased as an
accessory. See your dealer for
additional information.
Notice: Loading cargo on the
roof rack that weighs more than
91 kg (200 lbs) or hangs over the
rear or sides of the vehicle may
damage the vehicle. Load cargo
so that it rests evenly between
the crossrails, making sure to
fasten cargo securely.
To prevent damage or loss of cargo
when driving, check to make sure
crossrails and cargo are securely
fastened. Loading cargo on the roof
rack will make the vehicle’s center
of gravity higher. Avoid high speeds,
sudden starts, sharp turns, sudden
braking, or abrupt maneuvers;
otherwise it may result in loss of
control. If driving for a long distance,
on rough roads, or at high speeds,
occasionally stop the vehicle to
make sure the cargo remains in its
place. Do not exceed the maximum
vehicle capacity when loading the
vehicle.
See Vehicle Load Limits on
page 9‑9.
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Instruments and Controls
Instruments and
Controls
Controls
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . 5-2
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . 5-3
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . 5-3
Rear Window Wiper/
Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Fuel Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Engine Coolant Temperature
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
Voltmeter Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
Safety Belt Reminders . . . . . . . 5-13
Airbag Readiness Light . . . . . . 5-14
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15
Charging System Light . . . . . . 5-15
Malfunction
Indicator Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Brake System Warning
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Tow/Haul Mode Light . . . . . . . . 5-19
StabiliTrak® Indicator Light . . . 5-19
Engine Coolant Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20
Tire Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . 5-20
Engine Oil Pressure Light . . . . 5-21
Security Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . 5-21
Front Fog Lamp Light . . . . . . . . 5-22
Cruise Control Light . . . . . . . . . 5-22
Information Displays
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22
5-1
Vehicle Messages
Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Voltage and Charging
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake System Messages . . . .
Cruise Control Messages . . . .
Door Ajar Messages . . . . . . . . .
Engine Cooling System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Messages . . . . . . . .
Engine Power Messages . . . .
Fuel System Messages . . . . . .
Key and Lock Messages . . . . .
Lamp Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Object Detection System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ride Control System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Airbag System Messages . . . .
Security Messages . . . . . . . . . .
Service Vehicle Messages . . .
Tire Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission Messages . . . . .
Vehicle Reminder
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Speed Messages . . . .
Washer Fluid Messages . . . . .
5-27
5-28
5-28
5-28
5-28
5-29
5-30
5-31
5-31
5-32
5-32
5-32
5-33
5-34
5-34
5-34
5-35
5-35
5-36
5-36
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Vehicle Personalization
Vehicle Personalization . . . . . . 5-37
Universal Remote System
Universal Remote System . . . 5-45
Universal Remote System
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-45
Universal Remote System
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-48
Controls
Power Tilt Wheel
Steering Wheel
Adjustment
For vehicles with the power tilt and
telescopic wheel, the control is on
the outboard side of the steering
column.
Push the control up or down to tilt
the steering wheel up or down.
3. Pull or push the steering wheel
closer or away from you.
Push the control forward or
rearward to move the steering wheel
toward the front or rear of the
vehicle. To set the memory position,
see Vehicle Personalization on
page 5‑37.
4. Push the lever up to lock the
steering wheel in place.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
while driving.
1. Pull the lever down.
2. Move the steering wheel up
or down.
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Steering Wheel Controls
To select tracks on an iPod or USB
device:
.
.
Press and hold w or c /x
while listening to a song listed in
the main audio page, to quickly
move forward or in reverse
through the tracks.
Track information is displayed
on the screen. Release w or
c /x when the desired track
is reached.
b /g (Mute/Push to Talk):
Vehicles with audio steering wheel
controls could differ depending on
the vehicle's options. Some audio
controls can be adjusted at the
steering wheel.
w or c /x (Next/Previous):
Press to select preset or favorite
radio stations, select tracks on a
CD, or select tracks and navigate
folders on an iPod® or USB device.
Press
and hold to silence the vehicle
speakers only. Press again to turn
the sound on.
For vehicles with Bluetooth through
the OnStar® system; press to
interact, then say “OnStar.” See
Bluetooth on page 7‑28 and OnStar
Overview on page 14‑1.
c /x (End):
Press to reject an
incoming call, or end a current call.
5-3
SRCE (Source): Press to switch
between the radio, CD, and for
equipped vehicles, front auxiliary,
rear auxiliary, and iPod/USB.
¨ (Seek):
Press to go to the next
radio station while in AM, FM,
or SiriusXM®.
Press ¨ to go to the next track or
chapter while sourced to the
CD slot.
Press ¨ to select a track or a folder
when navigating folders on an iPod
or USB device.
+ e or − e (Volume): Press to
increase or to decrease the volume.
Horn
Press a on the steering wheel pad
to sound the horn.
Windshield Wiper/Washer
The windshield wiper/washer lever
is located on the left side of the
steering column.
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Turn the band with the wiper symbol
to control the windshield wipers.
Heavy snow or ice can overload the
wipers. A circuit breaker stops them
until the motor cools.
Windshield Washer
J FRONT (Washer Fluid):
8 (Mist):
Use for a single wiping
cycle.
OFF: Use to turn the wipers off.
6 (Adjustable Interval Wipes):
Delays wiping cycle. Turn the band
up for more frequent wipes or down
for less frequent wipes.
LO: Slow wipes.
HI: Fast wipes.
Clear ice and snow from the wiper
blades before using them. If frozen
to the windshield, carefully loosen or
thaw them. Damaged wiper blades
should be replaced. See Wiper
Blade Replacement on page 10‑24.
Press
the button at the end of the lever, to
spray washer fluid on the
windshield. The wipers clear the
windshield and either stop or return
to the preset speed. The ignition key
must be in ACC/ACCESSORY or
ON/RUN for this to work. See
Washer Fluid on page 10‑18.
{ 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.
WASHER FLUID LOW ADD FLUID
is displayed on the Driver
Information Center (DIC) when the
washer fluid is low. See Washer
Fluid Messages on page 5‑37.
Rear Window Wiper/
Washer
The rear wiper and rear wash button
is located on the instrument panel
below the climate control system.
Z (Rear Wiper): Press to turn the
rear wiper on and off. The wiper
speed cannot be changed.
Y (Wash):
Press to spray washer
fluid on the rear window. The
window wiper will also come on.
Release the button when enough
fluid has been sprayed on the
window. The rear wiper will run a
few more cycles after it is released.
If the rear wiper function was
already on prior to pressing the
wash button, it stays on until the
wiper button is pressed again.
The rear window washer uses the
same fluid that is in the windshield
washer reservoir. See Washer Fluid
on page 10‑18.
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Compass
Your vehicle may have a compass
in the Driver Information Center
(DIC). See Driver Information
Center (DIC) on page 5‑22 for more
information about the DIC.
Compass Zone
5-5
Compass variance is the difference
between the earth's magnetic north
and true geographic north. If the
compass is not set to the zone
where you live, the compass may
give false readings. The compass
must be set to the variance zone in
which the vehicle is traveling.
The zone is set to zone eight upon
leaving the factory. Your dealer will
set the correct zone for your
location.
To adjust for compass variance, use
the following procedure:
Under certain circumstances, such
as during a long distance
cross-country trip or moving to a
new state or province, it will be
necessary to compensate for
compass variance by resetting the
zone through the DIC if the zone is
not set correctly.
1. Do not set the compass zone
when the vehicle is moving. Only
set it when the vehicle is in
P (Park).
Compass Variance (Zone)
Procedure
Press the vehicle information
button until PRESS V TO
CHANGE COMPASS ZONE
displays.
2. Find the vehicle's current
location and variance zone
number on the map.
Zones 1 through 15 are
available.
3. Press the set/reset button to
scroll through and select the
appropriate variance zone.
4. Press the trip/fuel button until
the vehicle heading, for
example, N for North, is
displayed in the DIC.
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5. If calibration is necessary,
calibrate the compass. See
“Compass Calibration
Procedure” following.
Compass Calibration
The compass can be manually
calibrated. Only calibrate the
compass in a magnetically clean
and safe location, such as an open
parking lot, where driving the
vehicle in circles is not a danger.
It is suggested to calibrate away
from tall buildings, utility wires,
manhole covers, or other industrial
structures, if possible.
If CAL should ever appear in the
DIC display, the compass should be
calibrated.
If the DIC display does not show a
heading, for example, N for North,
or the heading does not change
after making turns, there may be a
strong magnetic field interfering with
the compass. Such interference
may be caused by a magnetic CB or
cell phone antenna mount, a
magnetic emergency light, magnetic
note pad holder, or any other
magnetic item. Turn off the vehicle,
move the magnetic item, then turn
on the vehicle and calibrate the
compass.
To calibrate the compass, use the
following procedure:
Compass Calibration Procedure
1. Before calibrating the compass,
make sure the compass zone is
set to the variance zone in which
the vehicle is located. See
“Compass Variance (Zone)
Procedure” earlier in this
section.
Do not operate any switches
such as window, sunroof,
climate controls, seats, etc.
during the calibration procedure.
2. Press the vehicle information
button until PRESS V TO
CALIBRATE COMPASS
displays.
3. Press the set/reset button to
start the compass calibration.
4. The DIC will display
CALIBRATING: DRIVE IN
CIRCLES. Drive the vehicle in
tight circles at less than 8 km/h
(5 mph) to complete the
calibration. The DIC will display
CALIBRATION COMPLETE for a
few seconds when the
calibration is complete. The DIC
display will then return to the
previous menu.
Clock
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Press Settings on the Home Page,
then press the Set Time or Set Date
settings screen button to display the
different options for setting the time
and date.
Set Time:
.
Press the up or down arrows to
increase or decrease the Hours,
Minutes, AM, PM, or 24 hr on
the clock.
.
Press and hold to quickly
increase or decrease the time
settings.
.
Press OK or the Back screen
button to save the adjustments.
Set Date:
.
Press the up or down arrows to
increase or decrease the Month,
Day, and Year settings.
.
Press and hold to quickly
increase or decrease the date
settings.
.
Press OK or the Back screen
button to save the adjustments.
Power Outlets
The vehicle has 12-volt outlets that
can be used to plug in electrical
equipment, such as a cell phone or
MP3 player.
The power outlets are on the center
stack below the climate controls,
inside the center floor console, at
the rear of the center console, and
in the rear cargo area. Lift the cover
to access the outlet and replace
when not in use.
{ WARNING
Power is always supplied to the
outlets. Do not leave electrical
equipment plugged in when the
vehicle is not in use because the
vehicle could catch fire and cause
injury or death.
5-7
Notice: Leaving electrical
equipment plugged in for an
extended period of time while the
vehicle is off will drain the
battery. Always unplug electrical
equipment when not in use and
do not plug in equipment that
exceeds the maximum 20 ampere
rating.
Certain accessory plugs may not be
compatible with the accessory
power outlet and could overload
vehicle and adapter fuses. If a
problem is experienced, see your
dealer.
When adding electrical equipment,
be sure to follow the proper
installation instructions included with
the equipment. See Add-On
Electrical Equipment on page 9‑49.
Notice: 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.
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Power Outlet 120 Volt
Alternating Current
The vehicle may have a power
outlet that can be used to plug in
electrical equipment that uses a
maximum limit of 150 watts.
The power outlet is on the rear of
the center console.
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 and equipment requiring
less than 150 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 150 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) on
page 9‑18. The power restarts when
equipment using 150 watts or less is
plugged into the outlet and a system
fault is not detected.
The power outlet is not designed for
and may not work properly, if the
following are plugged in:
.
Equipment with high initial peak
wattage such as:
compressor-driven refrigerators
and electric power tools.
.
Other equipment requiring an
extremely stable power supply
such as:
microcomputer-controlled
electric blankets, touch sensor
lamps, etc.
See High Voltage Devices and
Wiring on page 10‑27.
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Warning Lights,
Gauges, and
Indicators
Gauges can indicate when there
could be a problem with a vehicle
function. Often gauges and warning
lights work together to indicate a
problem with the vehicle.
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.
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. Follow this manual's advice.
Waiting to do repairs can be costly
and even dangerous.
Warning lights come on when there
could be a problem with a vehicle
function. Some warning lights come
on briefly when the engine is started
to indicate they are working.
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Instrument Cluster
English Shown, Metric Similar
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Speedometer
Fuel Gauge
The speedometer shows the
vehicle's speed in either kilometers
per hour (km/h) or miles per
hour (mph).
When the ignition is on, the fuel
gauge shows about how much fuel
the vehicle has left in the fuel tank.
An arrow on the fuel gauge
indicates the side of the vehicle the
fuel door is on.
Odometer
The gauge will first indicate empty
before the vehicle is out of fuel, but
the vehicle's fuel tank should be
filled soon.
The odometer shows how far the
vehicle has been driven, in either
kilometers or miles.
This vehicle has a tamper-resistant
odometer. If the vehicle needs a
new odometer installed, the new
one is set to the mileage of the old
odometer. If this is not possible, it is
set at zero and a label is put on the
driver door to show the old mileage
reading.
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Metric
When the fuel tank is low on fuel,
the FUEL LEVEL LOW message
appears on the Driver Information
Center (DIC). For more information
see Fuel System Messages on
page 5‑31.
Here are some situations that can
occur with the fuel gauge. None of
these indicate a problem with the
fuel gauge.
Tachometer
.
The tachometer displays the engine
speed in revolutions per
minute (rpm).
English
At the gas station, the fuel pump
shuts off before the gauge
reads full.
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.
It takes a little more or less fuel
to fill up than the fuel 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.
.
The gauge goes back to empty
when the ignition is turned off.
Engine Coolant
Temperature Gauge
English
Metric
This gauge shows the engine
coolant temperature. Under normal
driving conditions the gauge will
read 100°C (210°F) or less. If the
gauge pointer is near 125°C
(260°F), the engine is too hot.
It means that the engine coolant has
overheated. If the vehicle has been
operating under normal driving
conditions, pull off the road, stop the
vehicle, and turn off the engine as
soon as possible.
See Engine Overheating on
page 10‑16 for more information.
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Voltmeter Gauge
Readings in the low warning zone
may occur when a large number of
electrical accessories are operating
in the vehicle and the engine is left
idling for an extended period.
If there is a problem with the battery
charging system, a SERVICE
BATTERY CHARGING SYSTEM
message appears in the Driver
Information Center (DIC) and/or the
charging system light comes on.
See Battery Voltage and Charging
Messages on page 5‑28 for more
information.
When the engine is not running, but
the ignition is on, this gauge shows
the battery's state of charge in
DC volts.
When the engine is running, this
gauge shows the condition of the
charging system. The vehicle's
charging system regulates voltage
based on the state of charge of the
battery. The voltmeter may fluctuate.
This is normal. Readings between
the low and high warning zones
indicate the normal operating range.
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However, readings in either warning
zone can indicate a possible
problem in the electrical system.
Have the vehicle serviced as soon
as possible.
Safety Belt Reminders
Driver Safety Belt Reminder
Light
There is a driver safety belt
reminder light on the instrument
cluster.
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.
If the driver safety belt is buckled,
neither the chime nor the light
comes on.
Passenger Safety Belt
Reminder Light
There is a passenger safety belt
reminder light near the passenger
airbag status indicator. See
Passenger Sensing System on
page 3‑29.
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Airbag Readiness Light
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.
This light shows if there is an
electrical problem with the airbag
system. The system check includes
the airbag sensor(s), 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
on page 3‑22.
If the passenger safety belt is
buckled, neither the chime nor the
light comes on.
The front passenger safety belt
warning light and chime may turn on
if an object is put on the seat such
as a briefcase, handbag, grocery
bag, laptop, or other electronic
device. To turn off the warning light
and/or chime, remove the object
from the seat or buckle the
safety belt.
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.
{ 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 on
page 5‑34.
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Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator
The vehicle has a passenger
sensing system. See Passenger
Sensing System on page 3‑29 for
important safety information. The
instrument panel has a passenger
airbag status indicator.
as a system check. If you use
remote start, if equipped, to start the
vehicle, you may not see the system
check. Then, after several more
seconds, the status indicator will
light either ON or OFF, or either the
on or off symbol to let you know the
status of the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag.
If the word ON or the on symbol is
lit on the passenger airbag status
indicator, it means that the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag is
allowed to inflate.
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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
If the word OFF or the off symbol is
lit on the passenger airbag status
indicator, it means that the
passenger sensing system has
turned off the front outboard
passenger frontal 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.
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{ 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 on page 5‑14 for more
information, including important
safety information.
Charging System Light
The charging system light comes on
briefly when the ignition is turned
on, but the engine is not running, as
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a check to show the light is working.
It should go out when the engine is
started.
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.
are at acceptable levels, helping to
maintain a clean environment. The
malfunction indicator lamp comes
on when the vehicle is placed in
ON/RUN, as a check to show it is
working. If it does not, have the
vehicle serviced by your dealer. See
Ignition Positions on page 9‑14.
When this light comes on, the Driver
Information Center (DIC) also
displays the SERVICE BATTERY
CHARGING SYSTEM message.
See Vehicle Messages on
page 5‑27 for more information.
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
A computer system called OBD II
(On-Board Diagnostics-Second
Generation) monitors the operation
of the vehicle to ensure emissions
If the malfunction indicator lamp
comes on while the engine is
running, this indicates that the OBD
II system has detected a problem
and diagnosis and service might be
required.
Malfunctions often are indicated by
the system before any problem is
apparent. Being aware of the light
can prevent more serious damage
to the vehicle. This system also
assists the service technician in
correctly diagnosing any
malfunction.
Notice: If the vehicle is
continually driven with this light
on, the emission controls might
not work as well, the vehicle fuel
economy might not be as good,
and the engine might not run as
smoothly. This could lead to
costly repairs that might not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Notice: Modifications made to the
engine, transmission, exhaust,
intake, or fuel system of the
vehicle or the replacement of the
original tires with other than
those of the same Tire
Performance Criteria (TPC) can
affect the vehicle's emission
controls and can cause this light
to come on. Modifications to
these systems could lead to
costly repairs not covered by the
vehicle warranty. This could also
result in a failure to pass a
required Emission Inspection/
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Maintenance test. See
Accessories and Modifications on
page 10‑3.
follow the previous steps and see
your dealer for service as soon as
possible.
This light comes on during a
malfunction in one of two ways:
Light On Steady: An emission
control system malfunction has
been detected on the vehicle.
Diagnosis and service might be
required.
Light Flashing: A misfire condition
has been detected. A misfire
increases vehicle emissions and
could damage the emission control
system on the vehicle. Diagnosis
and service might be required.
To prevent more serious damage to
the vehicle:
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Reduce vehicle speed.
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Avoid hard accelerations.
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Avoid steep uphill grades.
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If towing a trailer, reduce the
amount of cargo being hauled as
soon as it is possible.
If the light continues to flash, find a
safe place to stop and park the
vehicle. Turn the vehicle off, wait at
least 10 seconds, and restart the
engine. If the light is still flashing,
The following may correct an
emission control system
malfunction:
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Check that the fuel cap is fully
installed. See Filling the Tank on
page 9‑40. The diagnostic
system can determine if the fuel
cap has been left off or
improperly installed. A loose or
missing fuel cap allows fuel to
evaporate into the atmosphere.
A few driving trips with the cap
properly installed should turn the
light off.
Check that good quality fuel is
used. Poor fuel quality causes
the engine not to run as
efficiently as designed and may
cause stalling after start-up,
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stalling when the vehicle is
changed into gear, misfiring,
hesitation on acceleration,
or stumbling on acceleration.
These conditions might go away
once the engine is warmed up.
If one or more of these conditions
occurs, change the fuel brand used.
It may require at least one full tank
of the proper fuel to turn the light off.
See Recommended Fuel on
page 9‑38.
If none of the above have made the
light turn off, your dealer can check
the vehicle. The dealer has the
proper test equipment and
diagnostic tools to fix any
mechanical or electrical problems
that might have developed.
Emissions Inspection and
Maintenance Programs
Depending on where you live, your
vehicle may be required to
participate in an emission control
system inspection and maintenance
program. For the inspection, the
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emission system 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. See your dealer if assistance
is needed.
The vehicle may not pass
inspection if:
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The malfunction indicator lamp is
on with the engine running, or if
the light does not come on when
the ignition is turned to ON/RUN
while the engine is off. See your
dealer for assistance in verifying
proper operation of the
malfunction indicator lamp.
The OBD II (On-Board
Diagnostics) system determines
that critical emission control
systems have not been
completely diagnosed. The
vehicle would be considered not
ready for inspection. This can
happen if the 12-volt battery has
recently been replaced or run
down. The diagnostic system is
designed to evaluate critical
emission control systems during
normal driving. This can take
several days of routine driving.
If this has been done and the
vehicle still does not pass the
inspection for lack of OBD II
system readiness, your dealer
can prepare the vehicle for
inspection.
Brake System Warning
Light
The vehicle brake system consists
of two hydraulic circuits. If one
circuit is not working, the remaining
circuit can still work to stop the
vehicle. For normal braking
performance, both circuits need to
be working.
If the warning light comes on, there
is a brake problem. Have the brake
system inspected right away.
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English
This light should come on briefly
when the ignition key is turned to
ON/RUN. If it does not come on
then, have it fixed so it will be ready
to warn if there is a problem.
This light may also come on due to
low brake fluid. See Brake Fluid on
page 10‑20.
When the ignition is on, the brake
system warning light will also come
on when the parking brake is set.
The light will stay on if the parking
brake does not release fully. If it
stays on after the parking brake is
fully released, it means there is a
brake problem.
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If the light comes on while driving,
pull off the road and stop carefully.
Make sure the parking brake is fully
released. The pedal may be harder
to push or, the pedal may go closer
to the floor. It may take longer to
stop. If the light is still on, have the
vehicle towed for service. See
Towing the Vehicle on page 10‑68.
{ WARNING
The brake system might not be
working properly if the brake
system warning light is on.
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.
The brake message remains on until
any DIC button is pressed. The
brake light remains on until the
problem is fixed. See Brake System
Messages on page 5‑28.
Antilock Brake System
(ABS) Warning Light
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there are no antilock brakes and
there is a problem with the regular
brakes. See Brake System Warning
Light on page 5‑18.
Tow/Haul Mode Light
The ABS warning light comes on
briefly when the ignition key is
turned to ON/RUN. This is normal.
If the light does not come on then,
have it fixed so it will be ready to
warn you if there is a problem.
If the light stays on, turn the ignition
to LOCK/OFF. If the light comes on
while driving, stop as soon as
possible and turn the ignition off.
Then start the engine again to reset
the system. If the light still stays on,
or comes on again while driving, the
vehicle needs service. If the regular
brake system warning light is not
on, there are still brakes, but no
antilock brakes. If the regular brake
system warning light is also on,
This light comes on when the Tow/
Haul mode has been activated.
For more information, see Tow/Haul
Mode on page 9‑24.
StabiliTrak® Indicator
Light
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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 goes off.
If it stays on, or comes on while
driving, there could be a problem
with the StabiliTrak system and the
vehicle might need service. When
this warning light is on, the system
is off and will not limit wheel spin.
This light flashes when the
StabiliTrak system is active.
See StabiliTrak® System on
page 9‑27 for more information.
Engine Coolant
Temperature Warning
Light
The engine coolant temperature
warning light comes on briefly when
the vehicle is started.
If it does not, have the vehicle
serviced by your dealer. If the
system is working normally, the
indicator light then goes off.
If the light comes on and stays on
while driving, the vehicle may have
a problem with the cooling system.
Stop and turn off the vehicle to
avoid damage to the engine.
A warning chime sounds when this
light is on.
See Engine Overheating on
page 10‑16 for more information.
Tire Pressure Light
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 on
page 5‑35. Stop as soon as
possible, and inflate the tires to the
pressure value shown on the Tire
and Loading Information label. See
Tire Pressure on page 10‑41.
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 on page 10‑44.
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Engine Oil Pressure Light
Notice: 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.
The oil pressure light should come
on briefly as the engine is started.
If it does not come on, have the
vehicle serviced by your dealer.
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.
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This light is also used to indicate the
status of the anti-theft alarm system
when the ignition is turned off. The
light will flash rapidly if the alarm
system is arming and one or more
of the monitored entry points is not
closed. The light will stay on if the
alarm is arming and all entry points
are closed.
For information regarding this light
and the vehicle's security system,
see Vehicle Alarm System on
page 2‑11.
High-Beam On Light
The security light should come on
briefly as the engine is started. If the
system is working normally, the
indicator light turns off. If it does not
come on, have the vehicle serviced
by your dealer.
If the light stays on and the engine
does not start, there could be a
problem with the theft-deterrent
system.
The high-beam on light comes on
when the high-beam headlamps are
in use.
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See Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer on page 6‑2 for more
information.
Cruise Control Light
Driver Information
Center (DIC)
Front Fog Lamp Light
This light comes on whenever the
cruise control is set.
The fog lamp light comes on when
the fog lamps are in use.
The light goes out when the fog
lamps are turned off. See Fog
Lamps on page 6‑4 for more
information.
Information Displays
The light goes out when the cruise
control is turned off. See Cruise
Control on page 9‑29 for more
information.
The DIC displays information about
your vehicle. It also displays
warning messages if a system
problem is detected.
All messages will appear in the DIC
display located at the top of the
instrument cluster.
The DIC comes on when the ignition
is on. After a short delay, the DIC
will display the information that was
last displayed before the engine
was turned off.
The DIC also displays a shift lever
position indicator on the bottom line
of the display. See Automatic
Transmission on page 9‑21 for more
information.
The outside air temperature and
compass, if equipped, also display
on the DIC when viewing the trip
and fuel information. The outside air
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temperature automatically appears
in the top right corner of the DIC
display. If there is a problem with
the system that controls the
temperature display, the numbers
will be replaced with dashes. If this
occurs, have the vehicle serviced.
The compass will be shown in the
bottom right corner of the DIC
display. See Compass on page 5‑5
for more information.
The DIC has different displays
which can be accessed by pressing
the DIC buttons located on the
instrument panel.
The DIC also allows some features
to be customized. See Vehicle
Personalization on page 5‑37 for
more information.
DIC Buttons
The buttons are the set/reset,
customization, vehicle information,
and trip/fuel buttons. The button
functions are detailed in the
following pages.
V (Set/Reset): Press this button to
set or reset certain functions and to
turn off or acknowledge messages
on the DIC.
U (Customization):
Press this
button to customize the feature
settings on your vehicle. See
Vehicle Personalization on
page 5‑37 for more information.
T (Vehicle Information): Press
this button to display the oil life,
park assist on vehicles with this
feature, units, tire pressure readings
on vehicles with this feature, and
compass calibration and zone
setting on vehicles with this feature.
3 (Trip/Fuel):
Press this button
to display the odometer, trip
odometers, fuel range, average
economy, timer, fuel used, and
average speed.
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T (Vehicle Information): Press
this button to scroll through the
following menu items:
OIL LIFE
Press the vehicle information button
until OIL LIFE REMAINING
displays. This display shows an
estimate of the oil's remaining useful
life. If you see 99% OIL LIFE
REMAINING on the display, that
means 99% of the current oil life
remains. The engine oil life system
will alert you to change the oil on a
schedule consistent with your
driving conditions.
When the remaining oil life is low,
the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message will appear on the display.
See “CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON”
under Engine Oil Messages on
page 5‑30. You should change the
oil as soon as you can. See Engine
Oil on page 10‑7. In addition to the
engine oil life system monitoring the
oil life, additional maintenance is
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recommended in the Maintenance
Schedule in this manual. See
Maintenance Schedule on
page 11‑3 for more information.
Remember, you must reset the OIL
LIFE display yourself after each oil
change. It will not reset itself. Also,
be careful not to 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,
see Engine Oil Life System on
page 10‑9.
SIDE BLIND ZONE ALERT
If the vehicle has the Side Blind
Zone Alert (SBZA) system, this
display allows the system to be
turned on or off. Once in this
display, press the set/reset button to
select between ON or OFF. If you
choose ON, the system will be
turned on. If you choose OFF, the
system will be turned off. When the
SBZA system is turned off, the DIC
will display the SIDE BLIND ZONE
ALERT SYSTEM OFF message as
a reminder that the system has
been turned off. See Object
Detection System Messages on
page 5‑32 and Side Blind Zone Alert
(SBZA) on page 9‑32.
PARK ASSIST
If your vehicle has the Ultrasonic
Rear Parking Assist (URPA) system,
press the vehicle information button
until PARK ASSIST displays. This
display allows the system to be
turned on or off. Once in this
display, press the set/reset button to
select between ON or OFF. If you
choose ON, the system will be
turned on. If you choose OFF, the
system will be turned off. The URPA
system automatically turns back on
after each vehicle start. When the
URPA system is turned off and the
vehicle is shifted out of P (Park), the
DIC will display the PARK ASSIST
OFF message as a reminder that
the system has been turned off. See
Object Detection System Messages
on page 5‑32 and Ultrasonic
Parking Assist on page 9‑31.
REAR CROSS TRAFFIC ALERT
If the vehicle has the Rear Cross
Traffic Alert (RCTA) system, this
display allows the system to be
turned on or off. Once in this
display, press the set/reset button to
select between ON or OFF. If you
choose ON, the system will be
turned on. If you choose OFF, the
system will be turned off. When the
RCTA system is turned off, the DIC
will display the REAR CROSS
TRAFFIC ALERT SYSTEM OFF
message as a reminder that the
system has been turned off. See
Object Detection System Messages
on page 5‑32 and Rear Vision
Camera (RVC) on page 9‑35.
UNITS
Press the vehicle information button
until UNITS displays. This display
allows you to select between metric
or English units of measurement.
Once in this display, press the set/
reset button to select between
METRIC or ENGLISH units. All of
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the vehicle information will then be
displayed in the unit of
measurement selected.
FRONT TIRES or REAR TIRES
On vehicles with the Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS), the
pressure for each tire can be viewed
in the DIC. The tire pressure will be
shown in either kilopascals (kPa) or
pounds per square inch (psi). Press
the vehicle information button until
the DIC displays FRONT
TIRES kPa (PSI) LEFT ##
RIGHT ##. Press the vehicle
information button again until the
DIC displays REAR TIRES kPa
(PSI) LEFT ## RIGHT ##.
If a low tire pressure condition is
detected by the system while
driving, a message advising you
add air to a specific tire will appear
in the display. See Tire Pressure on
page 10‑41 and Tire Messages on
page 5‑35 for more information.
If the tire pressure display shows
dashes instead of a value, there
may be a problem with your vehicle.
If this consistently occurs, see your
dealer for service.
COMPASS ZONE SETTING
This display will be available if the
vehicle has a compass. See
Compass on page 5‑5 for more
information.
COMPASS RECALIBRATION
This display will be available if the
vehicle has a compass. See
Compass on page 5‑5 for more
information.
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3 (Trip/Fuel):
Press this button
to scroll through the following menu
items:
ODOMETER
Press the trip/fuel button until
ODOMETER displays. This display
shows the distance the vehicle has
been driven in either kilometers (km)
or miles (mi). Pressing the trip
odometer reset stem will also
display the odometer.
To switch between English and
metric measurements, see “UNITS”
earlier in this section.
Blank Display
TRIP A and TRIP B
This display shows no information.
Press the trip/fuel button until
TRIP A or TRIP B displays. This
display shows the current distance
traveled in either kilometers (km) or
miles (mi) since the last reset for
each trip odometer. Both trip
odometers can be used at the same
time. Pressing the trip odometer
reset stem will also display the trip
odometers.
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Each trip odometer can be reset to
zero separately by pressing the set/
reset button or the trip odometer
reset stem while the desired trip
odometer is displayed.
The trip odometer has a feature
called retroactive reset. This can be
used to set the trip odometer to the
number of kilometers (miles) driven
since the ignition was last turned on.
This can be used if the trip
odometer is not reset at the
beginning of the trip.
To use the retroactive reset feature,
press and hold the set/reset button
for at least four seconds. The trip
odometer will display the number of
kilometers (km) or miles (mi) driven
since the ignition was last turned on
and the vehicle was moving. Once
the vehicle begins moving, the trip
odometer will accumulate mileage.
For example, if the vehicle was
driven 8 km (5 mi) before it is started
again, and then the retroactive reset
feature is activated, the display will
show 8 km (5 mi). As the vehicle
begins moving, the display will then
increase to 8.2 km (5.1 mi), 8.4 km
(5.2 mi), etc.
If the retroactive reset feature is
activated after the vehicle is started,
but before it begins moving, the
display will show the number of
kilometers (km) or miles (mi) driven
during the last ignition cycle.
RANGE
Press the trip/fuel button until
RANGE displays. This display
shows the approximate number of
remaining kilometers (km) or
miles (mi) the vehicle can be driven
without refueling. The display will
show LOW if the fuel level is low.
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. This estimate will
change if driving conditions change.
For example, if driving in traffic and
making frequent stops, this display
may read one number, but if the
vehicle is driven on a freeway, the
number may change even though
the same amount of fuel is in the
fuel tank. This is because different
driving conditions produce different
fuel economies. Generally, freeway
driving produces better fuel
economy than city driving. Fuel
range cannot be reset.
AVG (Average) ECONOMY
Press the trip/fuel button until AVG
ECONOMY displays. This 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. To reset AVG
ECONOMY, press and hold the set/
reset button.
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TIMER
FUEL USED
Vehicle Messages
Press the trip/fuel button until
TIMER displays. This display can be
used as a timer.
Press the trip/fuel button until FUEL
USED displays. This display shows
the number of liters (L) or
gallons (gal) of fuel used since the
last reset of this menu item. To reset
the fuel used information, press and
hold the set/reset button while FUEL
USED is displayed.
Messages are displayed on the DIC
to notify the driver that the status of
the vehicle has changed and that
some action may be needed by the
driver to correct the condition.
Multiple messages may appear one
after another.
To start the timer, press the set/
reset button while TIMER is
displayed. The display will show the
amount of time that has passed
since the timer was last reset, not
including time the ignition is off.
Time will continue to be counted as
long as the ignition is on, even if
another display is being shown on
the DIC. The timer will record up to
99 hours, 59 minutes and
59 seconds (99:59:59) after which
the display will return to zero.
To stop the timer, press the set/reset
button briefly while TIMER is
displayed.
To reset the timer to zero, press and
hold the set/reset button while
TIMER is displayed.
AVG (Average) SPEED
Press the trip/fuel button until AVG
SPEED displays. This display
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. To
reset the value to zero, press and
hold the set/reset button.
Blank Display
This display shows no information.
Some messages may not require
immediate action, but you can press
any of the DIC buttons on the
instrument panel to acknowledge
that you received the messages and
to clear them from the display.
Some messages cannot be cleared
from the DIC display because they
are more urgent. These messages
require action before they can be
cleared. You should take any
messages that appear on the
display seriously and remember that
clearing the messages will only
make the messages disappear, not
correct the problem.
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The following are the possible
messages that can be displayed
and some information about them.
Battery Voltage and
Charging Messages
BATTERY SAVER ACTIVE
This message displays when the
system detects that the battery
voltage is dropping below expected
levels. The battery saver system
starts reducing certain features of
the vehicle that you may be able to
notice. At the point that the features
are disabled, this message is
displayed. It means that the vehicle
is trying to save the charge in the
battery.
Turn off all unnecessary
accessories to allow the battery to
recharge.
The normal battery voltage range is
11.5 to 15.5 volts.
SERVICE BATTERY
CHARGING SYSTEM
On some vehicles, this message
displays if there is a problem with
the battery charging system. Under
certain conditions, the charging
system light may also turn on in the
instrument cluster. See Charging
System Light on page 5‑15. Driving
with this problem could drain the
battery. Turn off all unnecessary
accessories. Have the electrical
system checked as soon as
possible. See your dealer.
Brake System Messages
SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM
This message displays along with
the brake system warning light if
there is a problem with the brake
system. See Brake System Warning
Light on page 5‑18. If this message
appears, stop as soon as possible
and turn off the vehicle. Restart the
vehicle and check for the message
on the DIC display. If the message
is still displayed or appears again
when you begin driving, the brake
system needs service as soon as
possible. See your dealer.
Cruise Control Messages
CRUISE SET TO XXX
This message displays whenever
the cruise control is set. See Cruise
Control on page 9‑29 for more
information.
Door Ajar Messages
DRIVER DOOR OPEN
This message displays and a chime
sounds if the driver door is not fully
closed and the vehicle is shifted out
of P (Park). Stop and turn off the
vehicle, check the door for
obstructions, and close the door
again. Check to see if the message
still appears on the DIC.
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HOOD OPEN
PASSENGER DOOR OPEN
On some models, this message
displays and a chime sounds if the
hood is not fully closed. Stop and
turn off the vehicle, check the hood
for obstructions, and close the hood
again. Check to see if the message
still appears on the DIC.
This message displays and a chime
sounds if the passenger door is not
fully closed and the vehicle is
shifted out of P (Park). Stop and turn
off the vehicle, check the door for
obstructions, and close the door
again. Check to see if the message
still appears on the DIC.
LEFT REAR DOOR OPEN
This message displays and a chime
sounds if the driver side rear door is
not fully closed and the vehicle is
shifted out of P (Park). Stop and turn
off the vehicle, check the door for
obstructions, and close the door
again. Check to see if the message
still appears on the DIC.
LIFTGATE OPEN
This message displays and a chime
sounds if the liftgate is open while
the ignition is in ON/RUN. Turn off
the vehicle and check the liftgate.
Restart the vehicle and check for
the message on the DIC display.
POWER LIFTGATE OFF
This message displays when the
power liftgate has been turned off
by pressing the power liftgate button
on the center console.
RIGHT REAR DOOR OPEN
This message displays and a chime
sounds if the passenger side rear
door is not fully closed and the
vehicle is shifted out of P (Park).
Stop and turn off the vehicle, check
the door for obstructions, and close
the door again. Check to see if the
message still appears on the DIC.
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Engine Cooling System
Messages
ENGINE HOT A/C (Air
Conditioning) OFF
This message displays when the
engine coolant becomes hotter than
the normal operating temperature.
See Engine Coolant Temperature
Gauge on page 5‑12. 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. You can
continue to drive your vehicle.
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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ENGINE OVERHEATED IDLE
ENGINE
ENGINE OVERHEATED STOP
ENGINE
Notice: If you drive the vehicle
while the engine is overheating,
severe engine damage may
occur. If an overheat warning
appears on the instrument cluster
and/or DIC, stop the vehicle as
soon as possible. Do not increase
the engine speed above normal
idling speed. See Engine
Overheating on page 10‑16 for
more information.
Notice: If you drive the vehicle
while the engine is overheating,
severe engine damage may
occur. If an overheat warning
appears on the instrument cluster
and/or DIC, stop the vehicle as
soon as possible. Do not increase
the engine speed above normal
idling speed. See Engine
Overheating on page 10‑16 for
more information.
This message displays when the
engine coolant temperature is too
hot. Stop and allow the vehicle to
idle until it cools down. See Engine
Coolant Temperature Gauge on
page 5‑12.
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.
See Overheated Engine Protection
Operating Mode on page 10‑17 for
information on driving to a safe
place in an emergency.
Engine Oil Messages
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
This message displays when
service is required for the vehicle.
See your dealer. See Engine Oil on
page 10‑7 and Maintenance
Schedule on page 11‑3 for more
information.
Acknowledging the CHANGE
ENGINE OIL SOON message will
not reset the OIL LIFE REMAINING.
See “Oil Life” under Driver
Information Center (DIC) on
page 5‑22 and Engine Oil Life
System on page 10‑9.
ENGINE OIL LOW — ADD OIL
On some vehicles, this message
displays when the engine oil level
may be too low. Check the oil level
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 on page 10‑7.
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OIL PRESSURE LOW STOP
ENGINE
Notice: If you drive the vehicle
while the engine oil pressure is
low, severe engine damage may
occur. If a low oil pressure
warning appears on the Driver
Information Center (DIC), stop the
vehicle as soon as possible. Do
not drive the vehicle until the
cause of the low oil pressure is
corrected. See Engine Oil on
page 10‑7 for more information.
This message displays when the
vehicle's engine oil pressure is low.
The oil pressure light also appears
on the instrument cluster. See
Engine Oil Pressure Light on
page 5‑21.
Stop the vehicle immediately, as
engine damage can result from
driving a vehicle with low oil
pressure. Have the vehicle serviced
by your dealer as soon as possible
when this message is displayed.
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Engine Power Messages
Fuel System Messages
ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED
FUEL LEVEL LOW
This message displays and a chime
sounds when the cooling system
temperature gets too hot and the
engine further enters the engine
coolant protection mode. See
Engine Overheating on page 10‑16
for further information.
This message displays and a chime
sounds if the fuel level is low. Refuel
as soon as possible. See Fuel
Gauge on page 5‑11 and Fuel on
page 9‑37 for more information.
This message also 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 speed while this
message is on, but acceleration and
speed may be reduced. Anytime
this message stays on, the vehicle
should be taken to your dealer for
service as soon as possible.
This message may display along
with the check engine light on the
instrument cluster if the vehicle's
fuel cap is not tightened properly.
See Malfunction Indicator Lamp on
page 5‑16. Reinstall the fuel cap
fully. See Filling the Tank on
page 9‑40. The diagnostic system
can determine if the fuel cap has
been left off or improperly installed.
A loose or missing fuel cap allows
fuel to evaporate into the
atmosphere. A few driving trips with
the cap properly installed should
turn this light and message off.
TIGHTEN GAS CAP
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Key and Lock Messages
TURN SIGNAL ON
REPLACE BATTERY IN
REMOTE KEY
This message displays and a chime
sounds if a turn signal is left on for
1.2 km (0.75 mi). Move the turn
signal lever to the off position.
This message displays if a Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
battery is low. The battery needs to
be replaced in the transmitter. See
“Battery Replacement” under
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation on page 2‑2.
Lamp Messages
AUTOMATIC LIGHT
CONTROL OFF
This message displays when the
automatic headlamps are turned off.
This message clears itself after
10 seconds.
AUTOMATIC LIGHT
CONTROL ON
This message displays when the
automatic headlamps are turned on.
This message clears itself after
10 seconds.
Object Detection System
Messages
PARK ASST BLOCKED SEE
OWNERS MANUAL
This message displays if there is
something interfering with the park
assist system. See Ultrasonic
Parking Assist on page 9‑31 for
more information.
PARK ASSIST OFF
After the vehicle has been started,
this message displays to remind the
driver that the URPA system has
been turned off. Press the set/reset
button or the trip odometer reset
stem to acknowledge this message
and clear it from the DIC display. To
turn the URPA system back on, see
Ultrasonic Parking Assist on
page 9‑31.
REAR CROSS TRAFFIC
ALERT SYSTEM OFF
If the vehicle has the Rear Cross
Traffic Alert (RCTA) system, this
message displays when the RCTA
system has been turned off. See
Rear Vision Camera (RVC) on
page 9‑35 and Driver Information
Center (DIC) on page 5‑22.
SERVICE PARK ASSIST
This message displays if there is a
problem with the Ultrasonic Rear
Parking Assist (URPA) system. Do
not use this system to help you
park. See Ultrasonic Parking Assist
on page 9‑31 for more information.
See your dealer for service.
SERVICE SIDE DETECTION
SYSTEM
If your vehicle has the Side Blind
Zone Alert (SBZA) system and this
message displays, both SBZA
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displays will remain on indicating
there is a problem with the SBZA
system. If these displays remain on
after continued driving, the system
needs service. See your dealer. See
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) on
page 9‑32 for more information.
SIDE BLIND ZONE ALERT
SYSTEM OFF
If your vehicle has the Side Blind
Zone Alert (SBZA) system, this
message displays when the SBZA
system has been turned off. See
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) on
page 9‑32 and Driver Information
Center (DIC) on page 5‑22 for more
information.
SIDE DETECTION SYS
TEMPORARILY OFF
If your vehicle has the Side Blind
Zone Alert (SBZA) system, this
message displays when the SBZA
system is disabled because the
sensor cannot detect vehicles in
your blind zone. The sensor may be
blocked by mud, dirt, snow, ice,
or slush. This message may also
display during heavy rain or due to
road spray. It may also come on
when driving in isolated areas with
no guardrails, trees, or road signs
and light traffic. Your vehicle does
not need service. For cleaning
instructions, see “Washing Your
Vehicle” in Exterior Care on
page 10‑72. See Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA) on page 9‑32 for more
information.
Ride Control System
Messages
SERVICE STABILITRAK
This message displays if there is a
problem with the StabiliTrak®
system. If this message appears, try
to reset the system. Stop; turn off
the engine for at least 15 seconds;
then start the engine again. If this
message still comes on, it means
there is a problem. See your dealer
for service. The vehicle is safe to
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benefit of StabiliTrak, so reduce
your speed and drive accordingly.
SERVICE TRACTION
CONTROL
This message displays when there
is a problem with the Traction
Control System (TCS). When this
message is displayed, the system
will not limit wheel spin. Adjust your
driving accordingly. See your dealer
for service. See StabiliTrak® System
on page 9‑27 for more information.
TRACTION CONTROL OFF
This message displays when the
Traction Control System (TCS) is
turned off. Adjust your driving
accordingly. See StabiliTrak®
System on page 9‑27 for more
information. This message clears
itself after 10 seconds.
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TRACTION CONTROL ON
This message displays when the
Traction Control System (TCS) is
turned on. See StabiliTrak® System
on page 9‑27 for more information.
This message clears itself after
10 seconds.
Airbag System Messages
SERVICE AIR BAG
This message displays if there is a
problem with the airbag system.
Have your dealer inspect the
system for problems. See Airbag
Readiness Light on page 5‑14 and
Airbag System on page 3‑22 for
more information.
Security Messages
SERVICE THEFT DETERRENT
SYSTEM
This message displays when there
is a problem with the theft-deterrent
system. The vehicle may or may not
restart so you may want to take the
vehicle to your dealer before turning
off the engine. See Immobilizer
Operation on page 2‑13 for more
information.
THEFT ATTEMPTED
This message displays if the content
theft-deterrent system has detected
a break-in attempt while you were
away from your vehicle. See Vehicle
Alarm System on page 2‑11 for
more information.
Service Vehicle Messages
SERVICE A/C (Air
Conditioning) SYSTEM
This message displays when the
electronic sensors that control the
air conditioning and heating
systems are no longer working.
Have the climate control system
serviced by your dealer if you notice
a drop in heating and air
conditioning efficiency.
SERVICE POWER STEERING
This message displays when a
problem is detected with the power
steering system. When this
message is displayed, you may
notice that the effort required to
steer the vehicle increases or feels
heavier, but you will still be able to
steer the vehicle. Have your vehicle
serviced by your dealer immediately.
SERVICE VEHICLE SOON
This message displays when a
non-emissions related malfunction
occurs. Have the vehicle serviced
by your dealer as soon as possible.
STARTING DISABLED
SERVICE THROTTLE
This message displays when your
vehicle's throttle system is not
functioning properly. Have your
vehicle serviced by your dealer.
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Tire Messages
TIRE LOW ADD AIR TO TIRE
On vehicles with the Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS), this
message displays when the
pressure in one or more of the
vehicle's tires is low.
This message also displays LEFT
FRT (left front), RIGHT FRT (right
front), LEFT RR (left rear),
or RIGHT RR (right rear) to indicate
the location of the low tire.
The low tire pressure warning light
will also come on. See Tire
Pressure Light on page 5‑20.
If a tire pressure message appears
on the DIC, stop as soon as you
can. 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
on page 10‑34, Vehicle Load Limits
on page 9‑9, and Tire Pressure on
page 10‑41.
You can receive more than one tire
pressure message at a time. To
read the other messages that may
have been sent at the same time,
press the set/reset button or the trip
odometer reset stem. The DIC also
shows the tire pressure values. See
Driver Information Center (DIC) on
page 5‑22.
SERVICE TIRE MONITOR
SYSTEM
On vehicles with the Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS), this
message displays if a part on the
TPMS is not working properly. The
tire pressure light also flashes and
then remains on during the same
ignition cycle. See Tire Pressure
Light on page 5‑20. Several
conditions may cause this message
to appear. See Tire Pressure
Monitor Operation on page 10‑44 for
more information. If the warning
comes on and stays on, there may
be a problem with the TPMS. See
your dealer.
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TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE
This message displays when the
Tire Pressure Monitor System
(TPMS) is relearning the tire
positions on your vehicle. The tire
positions must be relearned after
rotating the tires or after replacing a
tire or sensor. See Tire Rotation on
page 10‑47, Tire Pressure Monitor
System on page 10‑43, and Tire
Pressure on page 10‑41 for more
information.
Transmission Messages
ALL WHEEL DRIVE OFF
If your vehicle has the All-Wheel
Drive (AWD) system, this message
displays when there is a temporary
condition making the AWD system
unavailable. The vehicle will run in
2WD. This could be caused by:
.
A compact spare tire on the
vehicle
.
AWD system overheat
.
Loss of wheel or vehicle speed
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Certain other vehicle electrical
conditions
This message turns off when the
compact spare tire is replaced by a
full-size tire, the differential fluid
cools or the above conditions are no
longer present and the warning
message is reset. To reset the
warning message manually, turn the
ignition off and then back on again
after 30 seconds. If the message
stays on, see your dealer. See
All-Wheel Drive on page 9‑24.
SERVICE ALL WHEEL DRIVE
This message displays if a problem
occurs with the All-Wheel Drive
(AWD) system. The vehicle will run
in 2WD. This could be caused by:
.
An electronics problem
.
Worn out or overheated clutch
plates
.
Various electrical issues
If this message appears, stop as
soon as possible and turn off the
ignition for 30 seconds. Restart the
vehicle and check for the message
on the DIC display. If the message
still displays or appears again when
you begin driving, the system needs
service. See your dealer right away.
SERVICE TRANSMISSION
This message displays when there
is a problem with the transmission.
See your dealer for service.
TRANSMISSION HOT IDLE
ENGINE
Notice: Do not drive the vehicle
while the transmission fluid is
overheating and the transmission
temperature warning is displayed
on the instrument cluster and/or
DIC, or the transmission can be
damaged. This could lead to
costly repairs that would not be
covered by the warranty.
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 the
outside air temperature is cold
enough to create icy road
conditions. Adjust your driving
accordingly.
Vehicle Speed Messages
SPEED LIMITED TO XXX MPH
(KM/H)
This message displays when your
vehicle speed is limited to 128 km/h
(80 mph) because the vehicle
detects a problem in the speed
variable assist steering system.
Have your vehicle serviced by your
dealer.
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Washer Fluid Messages
WASHER FLUID LOW ADD
FLUID
This message displays when the
windshield washer fluid is low. Fill
the windshield washer fluid reservoir
as soon as possible. See Engine
Compartment Overview on
page 10‑5 for the location of the
windshield washer fluid reservoir.
Also, see Washer Fluid on
page 10‑18 for more information.
Vehicle
Personalization
To change customization
preferences, use the following
procedure.
Your vehicle may have
customization capabilities that allow
you to program certain features to
one preferred setting. Customization
features can only be programmed to
one setting on the vehicle and
cannot be programmed to a
preferred setting for two different
drivers.
Entering the Feature
Settings Menu
All of the customization options may
not be available on your vehicle.
Only the options available will be
displayed on the DIC.
The default settings for the
customization features were set
when your vehicle left the factory,
but may have been changed from
their default state since then.
The customization preferences are
automatically recalled.
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1. Turn the ignition on and place
the vehicle in P (Park).
To avoid excessive drain on the
battery, it is recommended that
the headlamps are turned off.
2. Press the customization button
to enter the feature settings
menu. If the menu is not
available, FEATURE SETTINGS
AVAILABLE IN PARK will
display. Before entering the
menu, make sure the vehicle is
in P (Park).
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Feature Settings Menu Items
The following are customization
features that allow you to program
settings to the vehicle:
DISPLAY IN ENGLISH
This feature will only display if a
language other than English has
been set. This feature allows you to
change the language in which the
DIC messages appear to English.
Press the customization button until
the PRESS V TO DISPLAY IN
ENGLISH screen appears on the
DIC display. Press the set/reset
button once to display all DIC
messages in English.
DISPLAY LANGUAGE
This feature allows you to select the
language in which the DIC
messages will appear.
Press the customization button until
the DISPLAY LANGUAGE screen
appears on the DIC display. Press
the set/reset button once to access
the settings for this feature. Then
press the customization button to
scroll through the following settings:
Press the customization button until
AUTO DOOR LOCK appears on the
DIC display. Press the set/reset
button once to access the settings
for this feature. Then press the
customization button to scroll
through the following settings:
ENGLISH (default): All messages
will appear in English.
SHIFT OUT OF PARK (default):
The doors will automatically lock
when the vehicle is shifted out of
P (Park).
FRANCAIS: All messages will
appear in French.
ESPANOL: All messages will
appear in Spanish.
NO CHANGE: No change will be
made to this feature. The current
setting will remain.
To select a setting, press the set/
reset button while the desired
setting is displayed on the DIC.
AUTO DOOR LOCK
This feature allows you to select
when the vehicle's doors will
automatically lock. See Automatic
Door Locks on page 2‑7 for more
information.
AT VEHICLE SPEED: The doors
will automatically lock when the
vehicle speed is above 13 km/h
(8 mph) for three seconds.
NO CHANGE: No change will be
made to this feature. The current
setting will remain.
To select a setting, press the set/
reset button while the desired
setting is displayed on the DIC.
AUTO DOOR UNLOCK
This feature allows you to select
whether or not to turn off the
automatic door unlocking feature.
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It also allows you to select which
doors and when the doors will
automatically unlock. See Automatic
Door Locks on page 2‑7 for more
information.
Press the customization button until
AUTO DOOR UNLOCK appears on
the DIC display. Press the set/reset
button once to access the settings
for this feature. Then press the
customization button to scroll
through the following settings:
OFF: None of the doors will
automatically unlock.
DRIVER AT KEY OUT: Only the
driver door will unlock when the key
is taken out of the ignition.
DRIVER IN PARK: Only the driver
door will unlock when the vehicle is
shifted into P (Park).
ALL AT KEY OUT: All of the doors
will unlock when the key is taken
out of the ignition.
ALL IN PARK (default): All of the
doors will unlock when the vehicle is
shifted into P (Park).
NO CHANGE: No change will be
made to this feature. The current
setting will remain.
To select a setting, press the set/
reset button while the desired
setting is displayed on the DIC.
REMOTE DOOR LOCK
This feature allows you to select the
type of feedback you will receive
when locking the vehicle with the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter. You will not receive
feedback when locking the vehicle
with the RKE transmitter if the doors
are open. See Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation on
page 2‑2 for more information.
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Press the customization button until
REMOTE DOOR LOCK appears on
the DIC display. Press the set/reset
button once to access the settings
for this feature. Then press the
customization button to scroll
through the following settings:
OFF: There will be no feedback
when you press the lock button on
the RKE transmitter.
LIGHTS ONLY: The exterior lamps
will flash when you press the lock
button on the RKE transmitter.
HORN ONLY: The horn will sound
on the second press of the lock
button on the RKE transmitter.
HORN & LIGHTS (default): The
exterior lamps will flash when you
press the lock button on the RKE
transmitter, and the horn will sound
when the lock button is pressed
again within five seconds of the
previous command.
NO CHANGE: No change will be
made to this feature. The current
setting will remain.
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To select a setting, press the set/
reset button while the desired
setting is displayed on the DIC.
REMOTE DOOR UNLOCK
This feature allows you to select the
type of feedback you will receive
when unlocking the vehicle with the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter. You will not receive
feedback when unlocking the
vehicle with the RKE transmitter if
the doors are open. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation on page 2‑2 for more
information.
Press the customization button until
REMOTE DOOR UNLOCK appears
on the DIC display. Press the set/
reset button once to access the
settings for this feature. Then press
the customization button to scroll
through the following settings:
LIGHTS OFF: The exterior lamps
will not flash when you press the
unlock button on the RKE
transmitter.
LIGHTS ON (default): The exterior
lamps will flash when you press the
unlock button on the RKE
transmitter.
lock button on the RKE transmitter
twice. See Delayed Locking on
page 2‑7 for more information.
To select a setting, press the set/
reset button while the desired
setting is displayed on the DIC.
Press the customization button until
DELAY DOOR LOCK appears on
the DIC display. Press the set/reset
button once to access the settings
for this feature. Then press the
customization button to scroll
through the following settings:
DELAY DOOR LOCK
OFF: There will be no delayed
locking of the vehicle's doors.
NO CHANGE: No change will be
made to this feature. The current
setting will remain.
This feature allows you to select
whether or not the locking of the
vehicle's doors and liftgate will be
delayed. When locking the doors
and liftgate with the power door lock
switch and a door or the liftgate is
open, this feature will delay locking
the doors and liftgate until
five seconds after the last door is
closed. You will hear three chimes
to signal that the delayed locking
feature is in use. The key must be
out of the ignition for this feature to
work. You can temporarily override
delayed locking by pressing the
power door lock switch twice or the
ON (default): The doors will not
lock until five seconds after the last
door or the liftgate is closed.
NO CHANGE: No change will be
made to this feature. The current
setting will remain.
To select a setting, press the set/
reset button while the desired
setting is displayed on the DIC.
EXIT LIGHTING
This feature allows you to select the
amount of time you want the
exterior lamps to remain on when it
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is dark enough outside. This
happens after the key is turned from
ON/RUN to LOCK/OFF.
Press the customization button until
EXIT LIGHTING appears on the DIC
display. Press the set/reset button
once to access the settings for this
feature. Then press the
customization button to scroll
through the following settings:
OFF: The exterior lamps will not
turn on.
30 SECONDS (default): The
exterior lamps will stay on for
30 seconds.
1 MINUTE: The exterior lamps will
stay on for one minute.
2 MINUTES: The exterior lamps will
stay on for two minutes.
NO CHANGE: No change will be
made to this feature. The current
setting will remain.
To select a setting, press the set/
reset button while the desired
setting is displayed on the DIC.
APPROACH LIGHTING
This feature allows you to select
whether or not to have the exterior
lights turn on briefly during low light
periods after unlocking the vehicle
using the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter.
Press the customization button until
APPROACH LIGHTING appears on
the DIC display. Press the set/reset
button once to access the settings
for this feature. Then press the
customization button to scroll
through the following settings:
OFF: The exterior lights will not
turn on when you unlock the vehicle
with the RKE transmitter.
ON (default): If it is dark enough
outside, the exterior lights will turn
on briefly when you unlock the
vehicle with the RKE transmitter.
The lights will remain on for
20 seconds or until the lock button
on the RKE transmitter is pressed,
or the vehicle is no longer off. See
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Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation on page 2‑2 for
more information.
NO CHANGE: No change will be
made to this feature. The current
setting will remain.
To select a setting, press the set/
reset button while the desired
setting is displayed on the DIC.
CHIME VOLUME
This feature allows you to select the
volume level of the chime.
Press the customization button until
CHIME VOLUME appears on the
DIC display. Press the set/reset
button once to access the settings
for this feature. Then press the
customization button to scroll
through the following settings:
NORMAL: The chime volume will
be set to a normal level.
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LOUD: The chime volume will be
set to a loud level.
NO CHANGE: No change will be
made to this feature. The current
setting will remain.
There is no default for chime
volume. The volume will stay at the
last known setting.
To select a setting, press the set/
reset button while the desired
setting is displayed on the DIC.
PARK TILT MIRRORS
If your vehicle has this feature, it
allows you to select whether or not
the outside mirror(s) will
automatically tilt down when the
vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse).
See Park Tilt Mirrors on page 2‑16
for more information.
Press the customization button until
PARK TILT MIRRORS appears on
the DIC display. Press the set/reset
button once to access the settings
for this feature. Then press the
customization button to scroll
through the following settings:
OFF (default): Neither outside
mirror will be tilted down when the
vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse).
DRIVER MIRROR: The driver
outside mirror will be tilted down
when the vehicle is shifted into
R (Reverse).
PASSENGER MIRROR: The
passenger outside mirror will be
tilted down when the vehicle is
shifted into R (Reverse).
BOTH MIRRORS: The driver and
passenger outside mirrors will be
tilted down when the vehicle is
shifted into R (Reverse).
NO CHANGE: No change will be
made to this feature. The current
setting will remain.
To select a setting, press the set/
reset button while the desired
setting is displayed on the DIC.
EASY EXIT SEAT
If your vehicle has this feature, it
allows you to select your preference
for the automatic easy exit seat
feature. See Memory Seats on
page 3‑5 for more information.
Press the customization button until
EASY EXIT SEAT appears on the
DIC display. Press the set/reset
button once to access the settings
for this feature. Then press the
customization button to scroll
through the following settings:
OFF (default): No automatic seat
exit recall will occur.
ON: The driver seat will move back
when the key is removed from the
ignition. The steering column will
also move up and forward on
vehicles with the power tilt and
telescopic steering feature. See
Steering Wheel Adjustment on
page 5‑2 for more information.
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The automatic easy exit seat
movement will only occur one time
after the key is removed from the
ignition. If the automatic movement
has already occurred, and you put
the key back in the ignition and
remove it again, the seat and
steering column will stay in the
original exit position, unless a
memory recall took place prior to
removing the key again.
NO CHANGE: No change will be
made to this feature. The current
setting will remain.
To select a setting, press the set/
reset button while the desired
setting is displayed on the DIC.
MEMORY SEAT RECALL
If your vehicle has this feature, it
allows you to select your preference
for the remote memory seat recall
feature. See Memory Seats on
page 3‑5 for more information.
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Press the customization button until
MEMORY SEAT RECALL appears
on the DIC display. Press the set/
reset button once to access the
settings for this feature. Then press
the customization button to scroll
through the following settings:
NO CHANGE: No change will be
made to this feature. The current
setting will remain.
OFF (default): No remote memory
seat recall will occur.
REMOTE START
ON: The driver seat and outside
mirrors will automatically move to
the stored driving position when the
unlock button on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is
pressed. The steering column will
also move on vehicles with the
power tilt and telescopic steering
feature. See Steering Wheel
Adjustment on page 5‑2 for more
information. See “Memory Remote
Recall” under Memory Seats on
page 3‑5 for more information on
matching transmitters to driver
positions.
To select a setting, press the set/
reset button while the desired
setting is displayed on the DIC.
If your vehicle has this feature, it
allows you to turn the remote start
off or on. The remote start feature
allows you to start the engine from
outside of the vehicle using the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter. See Remote Vehicle
Start on page 2‑4 for more
information.
Press the customization button until
REMOTE START appears on the
DIC display. Press the set/reset
button once to access the settings
for this feature. Then press the
customization button to scroll
through the following settings:
OFF: The remote start feature will
be disabled.
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ON (default): The remote start
feature will be enabled.
NO CHANGE: No change will be
made to this feature. The current
setting will remain.
To select a setting, press the set/
reset button while the desired
setting is displayed on the DIC.
FACTORY SETTINGS
This feature allows you to set all of
the customization features back to
their factory default settings.
Press the customization button until
FACTORY SETTINGS appears on
the DIC display. Press the set/reset
button once to access the settings
for this feature. Then press the
customization button to scroll
through the following settings:
RESTORE ALL (default): The
customization features will be set to
their factory default settings.
DO NOT RESTORE: The
customization features will not be
set to their factory default settings.
To select a setting, press the set/
reset button while the desired
setting is displayed on the DIC.
Exiting the Feature
Settings Menu
The feature settings menu will be
exited when any of the following
occurs:
.
The vehicle is shifted out of
P (Park).
This feature allows you to exit the
feature settings menu.
.
The vehicle is no longer in
ON/RUN.
Press the customization button until
FEATURE SETTINGS PRESS V
TO EXIT appears in the DIC display.
Press the set/reset button once to
exit the menu.
.
The trip/fuel or vehicle
information DIC buttons are
pressed.
.
The end of the feature settings
menu is reached and exited.
If you do not exit, pressing the
customization button again will
return you to the beginning of the
feature settings menu.
.
A 40-second time period has
elapsed with no selection made.
EXIT FEATURE SETTINGS
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Universal Remote
System
devices such as garage door
openers, security systems, and
home automation devices.
See Radio Frequency Statement on
page 13‑20 for information
regarding Part 15 of the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC)
rules and Industry Canada
Standards RSS-GEN/210/220/310.
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
If the vehicle has this feature, you
will see these buttons with one
indicator light next to them in the
overhead console.
This system provides a way to
replace up to three remote control
transmitters used to activate
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 with programming
the Universal Remote system.
Keep the original hand-held
transmitter for use in other vehicles
as well as for future Universal
Remote system programming. It is
also recommended that upon the
sale of the vehicle, the programmed
Universal Remote system buttons
be erased for security purposes.
See “Erasing Universal Remote
System Buttons” later in this
section.
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When programming a garage door,
park outside of the garage. Park
directly in line with and facing the
garage door opener motor-head or
gate motor-head. Be sure that
people and objects are clear of the
garage door or gate being
programmed.
It is recommended that a new
battery be installed in the hand-held
transmitter for quicker and more
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 go to
www.homelink.com.
Programming a garage door opener
involves time-sensitive actions, so
read the entire procedure before
starting. Otherwise, the device will
time out and the procedure will have
to be repeated.
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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 while
keeping the indicator light in
view. The hand-held transmitter
was supplied by the
manufacturer of the garage door
opener receiver
(motor-head unit).
2. At the same time, press and
hold both the hand-held
transmitter button and one of the
three Universal Remote system
buttons to be used to operate
the garage door. Do not release
the Universal Remote system
button or the hand-held
transmitter button until the
indicator light changes from a
slowly to a rapidly flashing light.
You now may release both
buttons.
Some entry gates and garage
door openers may require
substitution of Step 2 with the
procedure noted in “Gate
Operator and Canadian
Programming” later in this
section.
3. Press and hold for five seconds
the newly trained Universal
Remote system button (the
button selected in Step 2) while
observing the indicator light and
garage door activation.
.
If the indicator light stays on
continuously or the garage
door starts to move when
the Universal Remote
system button is pressed
and released, then the
programming is complete.
There is no need to
continue programming
Steps 4–6.
.
If the Universal Remote
system indicator light blinks
rapidly for two seconds,
then turns to a constant
light and the garage door
does not move, continue
with programming
Steps 4–6.
It may be helpful to have
another person assist with
the remaining Steps 4–6.
“Learn” or “Smart” Button
4. After Steps 1–3 have been
completed, locate the “Learn” or
“Smart” button inside the garage
on the garage door opener
receiver (motor-head unit). The
name and color of the button
may vary by manufacturer.
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5. Firmly press and release the
“Learn” or “Smart” button. After
pressing this button, you will
have 30 seconds to complete
Step 6.
6. Immediately return to the
vehicle. Firmly press and hold
for two seconds the Universal
Remote system button, selected
in Step 2 to control the garage
door, and then release it. If the
garage door does not move or
the lamp on the garage door
opener receiver (motor-head
unit) 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.
The Universal Remote system
should now activate the
garage door.
To program the remaining two
Universal Remote system buttons,
begin with Step 1 of “Programming
the Universal Remote System.”
Gate Operator and Canadian
Programming
If you have questions or need help
programming the Universal Remote
system, call 1-800-355-3515 or go
to www.homelink.com.
Canadian radio-frequency laws
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. Similarly, some U.S.
gate operators are manufactured to
time out in the same manner.
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If you live in Canada, or you are
having difficulty programming a gate
operator or garage door opener by
using the “Programming the
Universal Remote System”
procedures, regardless of where
you live, replace Step 2 under
“Programming the Universal Remote
System” with the following:
Continue to press and hold the
Universal Remote system button
while you press and release every
two seconds (cycle) the hand-held
transmitter button until the
frequency 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.
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Operation
Erasing Universal Remote
Buttons
Reprogramming a Single
Universal Remote Button
Using Universal Remote
All programmed buttons should be
erased when the vehicle is sold or
the lease ends.
To reprogram any of the three
Universal Remote buttons, repeat
the programming instructions earlier
in this section, beginning with
Step 2.
Press and hold the appropriate
Universal Remote button for at least
half of a second. The indicator light
will come on while the signal is
being transmitted.
To erase all programmed buttons on
the Universal Remote device:
For help or information on the
Universal Home Remote System,
call the customer assistance phone
number under Customer Assistance
Offices (U.S. and Canada) on
page 13‑5 or Customer Assistance
Offices (Mexico) on page 13‑5.
1. Press and hold down the two
outside buttons until the
indicator light begins to flash,
after 20 seconds.
2. Release both buttons.
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Lighting
Exterior Lighting
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . . 6-1
Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Daytime Running Lamps
(DRL)/Automatic Headlamp
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Delayed Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . 6-4
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Interior Lighting
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Exterior Lighting
6-5
6-5
6-5
6-6
Exterior Lamp Controls
Lighting Features
Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delayed Entry Lighting . . . . . . . .
Delayed Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . .
Parade Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Load Management . . . .
Battery Power Protection . . . . . .
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6-7
6-7
6-7
6-7
6-8
The exterior lamp control is on the
instrument panel to the left of the
steering wheel.
There are four positions:
O (Off): Briefly turn to this position
to turn the automatic light control off
or on again.
AUTO (Automatic): Turns the
headlamps on automatically at
normal brightness, together with the
following:
.
Parking Lamps
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Taillamps
.
License Plate Lamps
.
Instrument Panel Lights
; (Parking Lamps):
Turns the
parking lamps on together with the
following:
.
Taillamps
.
License Plate Lamps
.
Instrument Panel Lights
5 (Headlamps): Turns the
headlamps on together with the
following lamps. A warning chime
sounds if the driver door is opened
when the ignition switch is off and
the headlamps are on.
Headlamp High/
Low-Beam Changer
2 3 (Headlamp High/Low-Beam
If the headlamps are off or in the
low-beam position, pull the turn
signal lever toward you to
momentarily switch to high beams.
Changer): Push the turn signal
lever away from you to turn the high
beams on.
Release the lever to turn the
high-beam headlamps off.
Pull the lever toward you to return to
low beams.
Daytime Running Lamps
(DRL)/Automatic
Headlamp System
This indicator light turns on in the
instrument cluster when the
high-beam headlamps are on.
.
Parking Lamps
.
Taillamps
.
License Plate Lamps
Flash-to-Pass
.
Instrument Panel Lights
This feature is used to signal to the
vehicle ahead that you want
to pass.
# (Fog Lamps):
Turns on the fog
lamps (if equipped).
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) can
make it easier for others to see the
front of your vehicle during the day.
Fully functional daytime running
lamps are required on all vehicles
first sold in Canada.
The DRL system makes the
low-beam headlamps come on at a
reduced brightness when the
following conditions are met:
.
The ignition is in the ON/RUN
position.
.
The exterior lamp control is
in AUTO.
.
The engine is running.
See Fog Lamps on page 6‑4.
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When the DRL are on, the regular
headlamps, taillamps, sidemarker,
and other lamps will not be on. The
instrument cluster will also not be lit.
The headlamps automatically
change from DRL to the regular
headlamps depending on the
darkness of the surroundings. The
other lamps that come on with the
headlamps will also come on.
When it is bright enough outside,
the headlamps will go off and the
DRL will come on.
When the DRLs are active and a
turn signal is operated, the DRL on
the side the turn signal is activated,
will turn off until the turn signal is
turned off.
The regular headlamp system
should be turned on when needed.
Do not cover the light sensor on top
of the instrument panel because it
works with the DRL.
Lights On with Wipers
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 P
or ; to disable this feature.
Delayed Headlamps
Delayed headlamps provide a
period of exterior lighting as you
leave the area around the vehicle.
This feature is activated when the
headlamps are on due to the
automatic headlamps control
feature, and when the ignition is
turned off. The headlamps remain
on until the exterior lamp control is
moved to the parking lamps position
or until the pre-selected delayed
headlamp lighting period has ended.
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If the ignition is turned off with the
exterior lamp control in the ;
or 5 position, the delayed
headlamps cycle will not occur.
To disable the delayed headlamps
feature or change the time of delay,
see Vehicle Personalization on
page 5‑37.
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL)
Vehicles with the Adaptive Forward
Lighting System (AFL) have
headlamps that swivel to the left or
right when making a turn to provide
better lighting. To enable AFL, set
the exterior lamp switch to the
AUTO position. Move the switch out
of the AUTO position to turn off the
system. See Exterior Lamp Controls
on page 6‑1.
AFL operates when the vehicle
speed is greater than 3 km/h
(2 mph). AFL does not operate
when the transmission is in
R (Reverse). AFL is not immediately
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operable after starting the vehicle;
driving a short distance is required
to calibrate the AFL.
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals
Hazard Warning Flashers
If after signaling a turn or lane
change the arrow flashes rapidly or
does not come on, a signal bulb
may be burned out.
Have any burned out bulbs
replaced. If a bulb is not burned out,
check the fuse. See Fuses and
Circuit Breakers on page 10‑28.
Turn Signal On Chime
Move the turn signal 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.
| (Hazard Warning Flasher):
Press this button to make the front
and rear turn signal lamps flash on
and off. This warns others that you
are having trouble. Press again to
turn the flashers off.
The turn signals do not work while
the hazard warning flashers are on.
If either one of the turn signals is left
on and the vehicle has been driven
more than 1.2 km (0.75 mi), a chime
will sound.
Fog Lamps
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.
The lever returns to its starting
position whenever it is released.
Use the fog lamps for better vision
in foggy or misty conditions.
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The fog lamp button is on the
exterior lamp control to the left of
the steering column.
# (Fog Lamps):
Press this button
to turn the fog lamps on or off.
A light comes on in the instrument
cluster when the fog lamps are in
use. The ignition must be on for the
fog lamps to work.
Interior Lighting
Instrument Panel
Illumination Control
6-5
counterclockwise to brighten or dim
the lights. Push the knob back in
when finished.
Courtesy Lamps
The courtesy lamps automatically
come on when a door is opened.
The lamps can also be turned on
manually by fully turning the
instrument panel brightness control
clockwise.
When the headlamps are changed
to high beam, the fog lamps turn off.
The fog lamps come back on again
when the high-beam headlamps are
turned off.
The reading lamps, located on the
headliner above the rearview mirror,
can be turned on or off
independently of the automatic
courtesy lamps, when the doors are
closed.
Some localities have laws that
require the headlamps to be on
along with the fog lamps.
The instrument panel brightness
knob is located on the instrument
panel to the left of the steering
column.
D (Instrument Panel
Brightness): Push the knob in all
the way until it extends out and then
turn the knob clockwise or
Dome Lamps
The dome lamps are in the
overhead console and above the
rear seat passengers.
The dome lamps come on when a
door is opened, unless the dome
lamp override button is pressed in.
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The lamps can also be turned on
and off by turning the instrument
panel brightness control clockwise
to the farthest position.
the dome lamps are off. Press the
button again so the dome lamps
come on when a door is opened.
Lighting Features
Entry Lighting
For vehicles with courtesy lamps,
they come on and stay on for a set
time whenever K is pressed on the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter.
Dome Lamp Override
If a door is opened, the lamps stay
on while it is open and then turn off
automatically about 20 seconds
after the door is closed. If K is
pressed and no door is opened, the
lamps turn off after about
20 seconds.
The dome lamp override button is
next to the exterior lamps control.
E DOME OFF (Dome Lamp
Override): Press the button and
the dome lamps remain off when a
door is opened. An indicator light on
the button comes on to show that
AMBIENT OFF (If Equipped):
Press the button to turn the ambient
lights off. Press the button again to
turn ambient lights on.
Reading Lamps
Press the button near each lamp to
turn them on or off.
Entry lighting includes a feature
called theater dimming. With theater
dimming, the lamps do not turn off
at the end of the delay time.
Instead, they slowly dim and then
go out. The delay time is canceled if
the ignition key is turned to ON/RUN
or the power door lock switch is
pressed. The lamps will dim
right away.
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When the ignition is on, illuminated
entry is inactive, which means the
courtesy lamps will not come on
unless a door is opened.
Delayed Exit Lighting
Parade Dimming
Delayed exit lighting illuminates the
interior for a period of time after the
key is removed from the ignition.
Delayed Entry Lighting
The ignition must be off for delayed
exit lighting to work. When the key
is removed, interior illumination
activates and remains on until one
of the following occurs:
This feature automatically prohibits
the dimming of the instrument panel
displays in daylight while the
headlamps are on so that the
displays are still able to be seen.
Delayed entry lighting illuminates
the interior for a period of time after
all the doors have been closed.
The ignition must be off for delayed
entry lighting to work. Immediately
after all the doors have been closed,
the delayed entry lighting feature
continues to work until one of the
following occurs:
.
The ignition is in ON/RUN.
.
The doors are locked.
.
An illumination period of about
25 seconds has elapsed.
If during the illumination period a
door is opened, the timed
illumination period is canceled and
the interior lamps remain on.
.
The ignition is in ON/RUN.
.
The power door locks are
activated.
.
An illumination period of
20 seconds has elapsed.
If during the illumination period a
door is opened, the timed
illumination period will be canceled
and the interior lamps will remain on
because a door is open.
Battery Load
Management
The vehicle has Electric Power
Management (EPM) that estimates
the battery's temperature and state
of charge. It then adjusts the voltage
for best performance and extended
life of the battery.
When the battery's state of charge
is low, the voltage is raised slightly
to quickly bring the charge back up.
When the state of charge is high,
the voltage is lowered slightly to
prevent overcharging. If the vehicle
has a voltmeter gauge or a voltage
display on the Driver Information
Center (DIC), you may see the
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voltage move up or down. This is
normal. If there is a problem, an
alert will be displayed.
The battery can be discharged at
idle if the electrical loads are very
high. This is true for all vehicles.
This is because the generator
(alternator) may not be spinning fast
enough at idle to produce all of the
power needed for very high
electrical loads.
A high electrical load occurs when
several of the following are on, such
as: headlamps, high beams, fog
lamps, rear window defogger,
climate control fan at high speed,
heated seats, engine cooling fans,
trailer loads, and loads plugged into
accessory power outlets.
EPM works to prevent excessive
discharge of the battery. It does this
by balancing the generator's output
and the vehicle's electrical needs.
It can increase engine idle speed to
generate more power whenever
needed. It can temporarily reduce
the power demands of some
accessories.
Normally, these actions occur in
steps or levels, without being
noticeable. In rare cases at the
highest levels of corrective action,
this action may be noticeable to the
driver. If so, a DIC message might
be displayed, such as BATTERY
SAVER ACTIVE, BATTERY
VOLTAGE LOW, or LOW BATTERY.
If one of these messages displays, it
is recommended that the driver
reduce the electrical loads as much
as possible. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) on page 5‑22.
Battery Power Protection
This feature helps prevent the
battery from being drained, if the
interior courtesy lamps or reading
lamps are accidentally left on. If any
of these lamps are left on, they
automatically turn off after
10 minutes, if the ignition is off. The
lamps will not come back on again
until one of the following occurs:
.
The ignition is turned on.
.
The exterior lamps control is
turned off, then on again.
The headlamps will time out after
10 minutes, if they are manually
turned on while the ignition is on
or off.
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Infotainment System
Infotainment
System
Introduction
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Theft-Deterrent Feature . . . . . . . 7-2
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Radio
AM-FM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
Radio Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-11
Multi-Band Antenna . . . . . . . . . . 7-11
Audio Players
CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12
MP3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13
Auxiliary Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-17
Rear Seat Infotainment
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-18
Rear Audio
Controller (RAC) . . . . . . . . . . . 7-27
Phone
Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-28
Settings
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-35
Trademarks and License
Agreements
Trademarks and License
Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-37
7-1
Introduction
Infotainment
Read the following pages to
become familiar with the
infotainment system featured in this
owner manual.
{ WARNING
Taking your eyes off the road
for too long or too often while
using any infotainment features
can cause a crash resulting in
injury or death. Do not give
extended attention to
infotainment tasks while
driving. Focus your attention
on driving and limit glances to
the instrument cluster or center
stack screens. Use voice
guidance whenever possible.
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The infotainment system has built-in
features intended to help with this
by disabling some functions when
driving. A grayed-out function is not
available when the vehicle is
moving.
The vehicle has Retained
Accessory Power (RAP). With RAP,
the audio system can be played
even after the ignition is turned off.
See Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) on page 9‑18.
All functions are available when the
vehicle is parked. Before driving:
The vehicle has a base radio
included in this manual. See the
separate infotainment manual for
information on the uplevel radios,
audio players, phone, navigation
system, and voice or speech
recognition. There is also
information on settings and
downloadable applications (if
equipped).
.
Become familiar with the
infotainment system operation
and buttons on the faceplate.
.
Set up the audio by presetting
favorite stations, setting the
tone, and adjusting the
speakers.
.
Set up phone numbers in
advance so they can be called
easily by pressing a single
button or a single voice
command for vehicles equipped
with phone capability.
See Defensive Driving on page 9‑2.
Theft-Deterrent Feature
TheftLock® is designed to
discourage theft of the vehicle's
radio by learning a portion of the
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
The radio does not operate if it is
stolen or moved to a different
vehicle.
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Overview
7-3
© SEEK (Previous/Reverse)
10. SEEK ¨ (Next/Forward)
11. / BACK
9.
The infotainment system is controlled by using the buttons, touch screen,
steering wheel controls, and voice recognition. See Operation on page 7‑3.
Operation
Infotainment Controls
PUSH/O (Volume/Power):
.
Press to turn the system on
and off.
.
Turn to adjust the volume.
Z (Eject):
Press to eject a disc
from the CD player. See CD Player
on page 7‑12.
AUX Port: 3.5 mm (1/8 in)
connection for external audio
devices.
PUSH/SEL (Select):
1. PUSH /
2.
O (Volume/Power)
Z (Eject)
5. PUSH/SEL (Select)
6.
D (Home Page)
3. CD Slot
7. SRCE (Source)
4. AUX Port
8. FAV (Favorites Menu)
.
Turn to manually find a station or
highlight a menu selection.
.
Press to select a highlighted
selection.
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D (Home Page):
Press to go to
the Home Page. See “Home Page”
in this section.
2. CD, USB: Press to seek to the
beginning of the current or
previous track.
SRCE (Source): Press to change
the audio source to AM, FM,
SiriusXM® (if equipped), CD, USB,
iPod®, or AUX.
3. CD, USB: Press and hold to
quickly reverse through a track.
Release the button to return to
playing speed. See CD Player
on page 7‑12 and Auxiliary
Devices on page 7‑17.
FAV (Favorites Menu): In AM, FM,
or SiriusXM, press to display or
change the current favorite page
number above the preset buttons.
Keep pressing to scroll through the
favorites pages. The stored stations
for each list display on the bottom of
the screen. The number of preset
Favorite Pages can be changed by
pressing the Settings button on a
Home Page, then pressing
Favorites Pages, and then selecting
the number of Favorite Pages.
© SEEK (Previous/Reverse):
1. AM, FM, SiriusXM (if equipped):
Press to seek to the previous
strong station. Press and hold
for Scan. Press © again to stop
the scan.
SEEK
Touchscreen Buttons
Touchscreen buttons show visibly
on the screen when available. When
a function is unavailable, the button
may gray-out. When a function is
selected, the button may highlight,
or animate.
Home Page
¨ (Next/Forward):
1. AM, FM, SiriusXM (if equipped):
Press to seek to the next strong
station. Press and hold for Scan.
Press ¨ again to stop the scan.
2. CD, USB: Press to seek or skip
the next track or program.
3. CD, USB: Press and hold to fast
forward through a track. Release
the button to return to playing
speed. See CD Player on
page 7‑12 and Auxiliary Devices
on page 7‑17.
The infotainment system displays a
Home Page to access all of the
applications. The current selected
source is framed with a red box
outline.
/ BACK:
Back: Press to go back to the
previous page or menu.
Press to return to the
previous screen in a menu.
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Home: From any page, press to
cycle through the Home Pages to
start a different application. The
Home Page can have up to three
pages with eight icons per page .
Each of these three pages can be
customized to contain your choice
of up to eight per screen. They may
also be re-ordered on each screen
to taste.
Home Page Features
FAV (Favorites): Press to display
the favorite list or add a favorite.
} (Navigation):
®
g (Voice Recognition):
Press to
begin voice recognition. See
Bluetooth on page 7‑28.
Menu: Press to enter the Home
Page menu.
More r : Press to go to the next
Home Page.
Some features are disabled when
the vehicle is moving and some
icons may not be active.
Now Playing: Press to display the
active source page. The sources
available are AM, FM, XM (if
equipped), CD, USB, Bluetooth,
or AUX Input.
Press to display
the OnStar Turn-by-Turn
Navigation. See OnStar Overview
on page 14‑1.
5 (Phone):
Press to display the
Phone main page. See Bluetooth on
page 7‑28.
Settings: Press to display the
Settings menu. See Settings on
page 7‑35.
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Tone : Press to display the Tone
Settings menu. The following may
display:
Tone Settings: Press to adjust the
tone settings. The following may
display:
o or p to adjust the
.
EQ: Press
equalizer.
.
Bass: Press + or − to adjust
the bass.
.
Middle: Press + or − to adjust
the middle.
.
Treble: Press + or − to adjust the
treble.
.
Balance: Press L to hear more
sound from the left speakers or
R for more sound from the right
speakers. The middle position
balances the sound between the
left and right speakers.
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Fade: Press F for more sound
from the front speakers or R for
more sound from the rear
speakers. The middle position
balances the sound between the
front and rear speakers.
DSP Mode: Press o or p to adjust
the DSP mode (if equipped).
Language
To change the language of the
screens. See Vehicle
Personalization on page 5‑37.
English or Metric Units
To change the screens from English
or metric. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) on page 5‑22.
Radio
AM-FM Radio
Playing the Radio
PUSH/O (Power/Volume):
Infotainment System Settings
Tone Settings
To access the tone settings, press
the Tone Settings button on the
Home Page.
To adjust the settings:
.
Press to turn the radio on or off.
.
.
Turn to increase or decrease the
volume of the active source.
Bass: Press + or − to change
the level.
.
Middle: Press + or − to change
the level.
.
Treble: Press + or − to change
the level.
.
EQ: Press o or p to scroll
through the preset EQ options.
.
DSP Mode: Press o or p to
scroll through the preset DSP
modes.
.
Fade: Press the F or R button
for more sound from the front or
rear speakers. The middle
position balances the sound
between the front and rear
speakers.
The steering wheel controls can
also be used to adjust the volume.
See Steering Wheel Controls on
page 5‑3.
Audio Source
To access AM, FM, or SiriusXM® if
equipped, do one of the following:
.
Press the AM, FM, or XM (if
equipped) screen button.
.
Press the SRCE radio button to
scroll through the options.
A source ribbon will appear at
the bottom of the screen
allowing you to select the one
you want.
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Balance: Press the L or R button
for more sound from the left or
right speakers. The middle
position balances the sound
between the left and right
speakers.
AM
AM Station List: Press to display a
list of AM stations.
Update Station List: Press to
display the list of AM stations. Press
refresh to update the list.
Tag Song: Press to tag a song to
download to an iPod when it is
connected to be purchased at a
later time.
Finding a Station
Press SRCE to select AM, FM,
SiriusXM (if equipped).
Turn the PUSH/SEL knob to find a
radio station. To select a preset
station, press FAV to scroll through
the favorite pages and then press a
preset button on the radio or the
screen button.
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To access the AM menu press the
Menu screen button and the
following may display:
HD On/Off: Press to turn the HD
Radio receiver on or off. This
feature is not available in SiriusXM if
equipped.
FM
Seeking a Station
Press © SEEK or SEEK ¨ to
search for a station. You may also
use the ¨ on the steering wheel
control (SWC).
Favorites List: Press to display the
AM favorites list.
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To access the FM Menu press the
Menu screen button and the
following may display:
HD On/Off: Press to turn the HD
Radio receiver on or off.
Favorites List: Press to display the
SiriusXM favorites list.
SiriusXM (If Equipped)
XM Channel List: Press to display
a list of SiriusXM channels.
XM Category List: Press to display
a list of SiriusXM categories.
Tune Select: If equipped with
SiriusXM, press and the following
may display:
Favorites List: Press to display the
FM favorites list.
FM Station List: Press to display a
list of FM stations.
FM Category List: Press to display
a list of FM categories.
Update Station List: Press to
display the list of FM stations. Press
refresh to update the list.
Tag Song: Press to tag a song to
download to an iPod when it is
connected to be purchased at a
later time.
To access the XM Menu press the
Menu screen button and the
following may display:
.
Artist: Press to set an audio alert
when the current artist is playing
on a SiriusXM channel.
.
Song: Press to set an audio alert
when the current song is playing
on a SiriusXM channel.
.
Tune Select Manager: Press
Disable/Enable All Alerts to
enable or disable all alerts.
A checkmark next to the alert
means it is turned on. Press an
alert to turn it off. Press Delete
to delete an alert.
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Audible Alert: This feature will
give an audio alert when certain
artists or songs are available on
a specific station. Press to turn
on or off.
Storing Radio Station Presets
Up to 30 preset stations can be
stored. AM, FM, and SiriusXM (if
equipped) can be mixed.
1. From the AM, FM, or SiriusXM
main page, press and hold any
1−5 buttons or one of the preset
screen buttons at the bottom of
the screen. After a few seconds,
a beep is heard and the new
preset information displays on
that screen button.
2. Repeat for each preset.
To scroll through the pages, press
FAV or the FAV screen button on the
top bar. The current page number
displays above the preset buttons.
The stored stations for each favorite
page display on the preset buttons.
Satellite Radio
To change the number of favorite
pages displayed:
SiriusXM satellite radio has a wide
variety of programming and
commercial-free music, coast to
coast, and in digital-quality sound.
For more information, see
www.siriusxm.com or call
1-866-635-2349 (U.S.) and
www.xmradio.ca or call
1-877-209-0079 (Canada).
1. Press Settings on the
Home Page.
2. Press Favorite Pages.
3. Select the number of pages to
display.
Recalling a Preset Station
To recall a preset station from a
favorites page, do one the following:
.
Mixed-Band Presets
Each favorite page can store
five preset stations. The presets
within a page can be from different
radio bands.
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Press the FAV screen button at
the top bar to display the preset
pop-up. Press one of the preset
screen buttons to go to the
selected preset station.
In the AM, FM, or SiriusXM (if
equipped) main page, press one
of the preset screen buttons to
go to the selected preset station.
Satellite Radio
Vehicles with a valid SiriusXM®
satellite radio subscription can
receive SiriusXM programming.
When SiriusXM is active, the station
name, number, category name,
song title, and artist display on the
screen. SiriusXM may update the
background picture at any time.
SiriusXM Categories
SiriusXM stations are organized in
categories.
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Adding or Removing SiriusXM
Categories
Using the home page:
1. Press the Settings screen button
on the Home Page.
2. Select XM Categories.
3. Select or deselect a category.
A checkmark will indicate that
the category is selected.
Press “Show All XM Categories” to
restore all SiriusXM categories.
Using the XM playing screen:
1. Press the Menu screen button.
2. Select XM Categories.
3. Select or deselect a category.
A checkmark will indicate that
the category is selected.
SiriusXM Messages
XL (Explicit Language
Channels): These stations, or any
others, can be blocked by request,
by calling 1-866-635-2349 (U.S.),
and 1-877-209-0079 (Canada).
XM Updating: The encryption code
in the receiver is being updated. No
action is required.
No Information: No text or
informational messages are
available at this time on this station.
Loading XM: The audio system is
acquiring and processing audio and
text data. No action is needed.
No XM Signal: The vehicle may be
in a location where the SiriusXM
signal is being blocked. When the
vehicle is moved into an open area,
the signal should return.
Channel Off Air: This station is not
currently in service.
Channel Unauth: This station is
blocked or cannot be received.
Channel Unavailable: This
previously assigned station is no
longer assigned.
No Artist Info: No artist
information is available at this time
on this station.
No Title Info: No song title
information is available at this time
on this station.
No CAT Info: No category
information is available at this time
on this station.
CAT Not Found: There are no
stations available for the selected
category.
XM Radio ID: If tuned to station 0,
this message alternates with the
SiriusXM radio eight-digit radio ID
label. This label is needed to
activate the service.
Unknown: If this message is
received when tuned to station 0,
there could be a receiver fault.
Consult with your dealer.
XM Not Available: If this message
does not clear within a short period
of time, the receiver could have a
fault. Consult with your dealer.
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Radio Reception
Frequency interference and static
can occur during normal radio
reception if items such as phone
chargers, vehicle convenience
accessories, and external electronic
devices are plugged into the
accessory power outlet. If there is
interference or static, unplug the
item from the accessory power
outlet.
FM
FM signals only reach about 16 to
65 km (10 to 40 mi). Although the
radio has a built-in electronic circuit
that automatically works to reduce
interference, some static can occur,
especially around tall buildings or
hills, causing the sound to fade in
and out.
AM
The range for most AM stations is
greater than for FM, especially at
night. The longer range can cause
station frequencies to interfere with
each other. Static can also occur
when things like storms and power
lines interfere with radio reception.
When this happens, try reducing the
treble on the radio.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Service
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Service
provides digital radio reception. Tall
buildings or hills can interfere with
satellite radio signals, causing the
sound to fade in and out. In
addition, traveling or standing under
heavy foliage, bridges, garages,
or tunnels may cause loss of the
SiriusXM signal for a period of time.
Cell Phone Usage
Cell phone usage, such as making
or receiving phone calls, charging,
or just having the phone on may
cause static interference in the
radio. Unplug the phone or turn it off
if this happens.
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Multi-Band Antenna
The multi-band antenna is located
on the roof of the vehicle. This type
of antenna is used with the AM/FM
radio, as well as OnStar and the
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Service
System, if the vehicle has these
features. Keep this antenna clear of
snow and ice build up for clear radio
reception. If the vehicle has a
sunroof, the performance of the
radio system may be affected if the
sunroof is open. Loading items onto
the roof of the vehicle can interfere
with the performance of the radio
system and, if the vehicle has this
feature, OnStar. Make sure the
multi-band antenna is not
obstructed.
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Audio Players
CD Player
The player can be used for CD,
MP3 audio, and Video.
With the vehicle on, insert a disc
into the slot, label side up. The
player pulls it in and begins playing.
There can be increased skipping,
difficulty in recording tracks,
difficulty in finding tracks, and/or
difficulty in loading and ejecting.
If these problems occur, check the
disc for damage or try a known
good disc.
To avoid damage to the CD player:
.
Do not use scratched or
damaged discs.
.
Do not apply labels to discs. The
labels could get caught in the
player.
The system is capable of playing:
.
Most audio CDs
.
CD-R
.
CD-RW
.
Insert only one disc at a time.
.
MP3 or unprotected WMA
formats
.
Keep the loading slot free of
foreign materials, liquids, and
debris.
.
Use a marking pen to label the
top of the disc.
When playing any compatible
recordable disc, the sound quality
can be reduced due to disc quality,
the method of recording, the quality
of the music that has been
recorded, or the way the disc has
been handled.
Loading and Ejecting Discs
To load a disc:
1. Turn the vehicle on.
2. Insert a disc into the slot, label
side up. The player pulls it in the
rest of the way. If the disc is
damaged or improperly loaded,
there is an error and the disc
ejects.
The disc automatically plays once
loaded.
Press Z to eject a disc from the
CD player. If the disc is not removed
within a short period of time, it is
automatically pulled back into the
player.
Playing an Audio CD
1. Press the Disc screen button on
the Home Page or select
the disc.
2. From the Discscreen, press the
Menu screen button to display
the menu options.
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3. Press to select the desired
option.
On the Disc main page a track
number displays at the beginning of
each track. Song, Artist, elapsed
time, and Album information
displays when available.
Use the following controls to play
the disc:
© SEEK:
.
.
Press to seek to the beginning of
the current or previous track.
If the track has been playing for
less than eight seconds, it seeks
to the previous track. If longer
than eight seconds, the current
track starts from the beginning.
Press and hold to fast reverse
through a track. Release the
button to return to playing
speed. Elapsed time displays.
SEEK ¨:
.
Press to seek to the next track.
.
Press and hold to fast forward
through a track. Release the
button to return to playing
speed. Elapsed time displays.
PUSH/SEL (Select): Turn to the
right or left to select the next or
previous track.
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.
There was a problem while
burning the disc.
.
The label is caught in the player.
If the CD is not playing correctly, for
any other reason, try a known
good CD.
Error Messages
If any error continues, contact your
dealer.
If Disc Error displays and/or the disc
comes out, it could be for one of the
following reasons:
MP3
.
.
.
The disc has an invalid or
unknown format.
The disc is very hot. Try the disc
again when the temperature
returns to normal.
The road is very rough. Try the
disc again when the road is
smoother.
.
The disc is dirty, scratched, wet,
or upside down.
.
The air is very humid. Try the
disc again later.
Playing an MP3 CD
To play an MP3 CD, follow the same
instructions as “Playing an
Audio CD.”
The following guidelines must be
met when creating an MP3 disc,
otherwise the CD might not play:
.
Sampling rate: 16 kHz,
22.05 kHz, 24 kHz, 32 kHz,
44.1 kHz, and 48 kHz.
.
Bit rates supported: 8, 16, 24,
32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112,
128, 144, 160, 192, 224, 256,
and 320 kbps.
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Maximum number of folders:
eight folders with 255 files per
folder.
by the artist. There might be a delay
before the list displays. Select a
song from the list to begin playback.
.
Maximum of 1,000 files on
a disc.
.
Recorded on a CD-R or CD-RW
with a maximum capacity of
700 MB.
Genres: Press to view the genres.
Select a genre to view a list of all
songs of that genre. Select a song
from the list to begin playback.
.
The Artist/Album/Song Titles/
Genre information requires a CD
to be fully scanned before the
music navigator works with
these menus.
MP3 Audio
Press any of the following buttons
on the CD Audio Menu:
Folders: Press to view the folders
stored on the disc. Select a folder to
view the list of all songs in that
folder. There might be a delay
before the list displays. Select a
song from the list to begin playback.
Playlists: Press to view the
playlists stored on the disc. Select a
playlist to view the list of all songs in
that playlist. There might be a delay
before the list displays. Select a
song from the list to begin playback.
Press the Menu screen button while
that source is active to access the
CD Audio Menu.
Artists: Press to view the list of
artists stored on the disc. Select an
artist name to view a list of all songs
Albums: Press to view the albums
on the disc. Select the album to
view a list of all songs on the album.
There might be a delay before the
list displays. Select a song from the
list to begin playback.
Composers: Press to view the
Composers stored on the disc.
There might be a delay before the
list displays. The Composers menu
displays. Select a composer to
display a list of albums from the
composer.
Tracks (Song Titles): Press to
display a list of all songs on the
disc. Songs are displayed as stored
on the disc. There might be a delay
before the list displays. To begin
playback, select a song from the list.
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Root Directory
The root directory is treated as a
folder. All files contained directly
under the root directory are
accessed prior to any root directory
folders.
Empty Folders
If a root directory or folder is empty
or contains only folders, the player
advances to the next folder in the
file structure that contains a
compressed audio file. The empty
folder(s) are not displayed or
numbered.
present in the ID3 tag, the radio
displays the file name as the
track name.
Preprogrammed Playlists
The radio recognizes
preprogrammed playlists; however,
there is no editing capability. These
playlists are treated as special
folders containing compressed
audio song files.
Music Navigator
Folders
No Folder
Press one of the options from the
Root Folder to display other folders
of that option type. Keep pressing to
display each screen until all levels
have been reached. The last level
usually contains the desired song
to play.
Playlists
When the CD only contains
compressed audio files without any
folders or playlists, all files are
under the root folder.
File System and Naming
The song titles, artists, albums, and
genres are taken from the file's ID3
tag and are only displayed if present
in the tag. If a song title is not
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The folder structure can support up
to five levels of depth. The folders
and then songs will display in
alphabetical order.
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Press the Playlist screen button
displayed on the Root Folder menu.
The Playlist menu displays.
Press the Artist screen button
displayed on the Root Folder menu.
The Artist menu displays.
Select an album from the Albums
menu to display a list of songs.
Select a song for playback.
Genres
Press the Genre screen button
displayed on the Root Folder menu.
The Genre menu displays.
Follow the same instructions as
given for Artist. Each menu
selection will eventually lead to the
song for playback.
Select one of the options listed on
the Playlist menu. A list displaying
the song titles, then Artists
associated with the titles appear.
Select an artist from the Artist menu
to display a list of albums.
Tracks
Albums
Artists
Press the Song Titles screen button
displayed on the Root Folder menu.
The Song Titles menu displays.
Select the desired song for
playback.
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Composers
Select the Album to display a list of
songs. Select the desired song for
playback.
Auxiliary Devices
The vehicle may have a 3.5 mm
(1/8 in) auxiliary input jack on the
faceplate. For vehicles with a USB
port, it is in the instrument panel
storage area.
Press the Composers screen button
displayed on the Root Folder menu.
The Composers menu displays.
Select a composer to display a list
of Albums from the composer.
Using the 3.5 mm (1/8 in)
Auxiliary Input Jack
This is not an audio output; do not
plug a headphone set into the front
auxiliary input jack. Connect an
auxiliary input device such as an
iPod, laptop computer, MP3 player,
CD player, or cassette tape player
to the auxiliary input jack for use as
another source for audio listening.
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Drivers are encouraged to set up
any auxiliary device while the
vehicle is in P (Park). See
Defensive Driving on page 9‑2 for
more information on driver
distraction.
To use an auxiliary input device,
connect a 3.5 mm (1/8 in) cable to
the radio's front auxiliary input jack.
Press SRCE to select the device.
Using the USB Port
For vehicles with a USB port, the
connector is in the instrument panel
storage area. See Instrument Panel
Storage on page 4‑1.
Radios with a USB port can control
a USB storage device or an iPod
using the radio buttons and knobs.
See MP3 on page 7‑13 for
information about how to connect
and control a USB storage device or
an iPod.
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USB Supported Devices
.
USB Flash Drives
.
Portable USB Hard Drives
.
Fifth generation or later iPod
®
.
iPod nano
.
iPod touch®
.
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iPod classic
®
Not all iPods and USB drives are
compatible with the USB port.
Make sure the iPod has the latest
firmware from Apple® for proper
operation. iPod firmware can be
updated using the latest iTunes®
application. See www.apple.com/
itunes.
For help identifying your iPod, go to
www.apple.com/support.
Rear Seat
Infotainment
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
System
The vehicle may have a DVD Rear
Seat Entertainment (RSE) system.
The RSE system works with the
vehicle's audio system. The DVD
player is part of the front radio. The
RSE system includes a radio with a
DVD player, a video display screen,
audio/video jacks, two wireless
headphones, and a remote control.
See Operation on page 7‑3 for more
information on the vehicle's
infotainment system.
Before Driving
The RSE is designed for rear seat
passengers only. The driver cannot
safely view the video screen while
driving and should not try to do so.
In severe or extreme weather
conditions, the RSE system might or
might not work until the temperature
is within the operating range. The
operating range for the RSE system
is above −20°C (−4°F) or below
60°C (140°F). If the temperature of
the vehicle is outside of this range,
heat or cool the vehicle until the
temperature is within the operating
range of the RSE system.
Parental Control
The RSE system may have a
Parental Control feature, depending
on the radio. To enable Parental
Control, press and hold the radio
power button for more than
two seconds to stop all system
features such as: radio, video
screen, RSA, DVD and/or CD. While
Parental Control is on, Q displays.
When the radio is turned back on,
Parental Control is unlocked.
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Headphones
A. Battery cover
B. Channel 1 or 2 switch
C. Power button
D. Volume control
E. Power indicator light
The RSE includes two 2-channel
wireless headphones that are
dedicated to this system. Channel 1
is dedicated to the video screen,
while Channel 2 is dedicated to RSA
selections. These headphones are
used to listen to media such as
CDs, DVDs, MP3/WMAs, DVD-As,
radio, any auxiliary source
connected to A/V jacks, or the
auxiliary input jack, if the vehicle
has this feature. The wireless
headphones have a power button,
channel 1 or 2 switch, and a volume
control. Switch the headphones off
when not in use.
Push the power button to turn on
the headphones. An indicator light
located on the headphones comes
on. If the light does not come on,
the batteries might need to be
replaced. Intermittent sound or static
on the headphones can also be an
indication of weak batteries. See
“Battery Replacement” later in this
section for more information.
To adjust the volume on the
headphones, use the volume control
located on the right side.
Infrared transmitters are located at
the rear of the RSE overhead
console. The headphones shut off
automatically to save the battery
power if the RSE system and RSA
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are shut off or if the headphones are
out of range of the transmitters for
more than three minutes. Moving too
far forward or stepping out of the
vehicle, can cause the headphones
to lose the audio signal.
For optimal audio performance, the
headphones must be worn correctly.
Headphones should be worn with
the headband over the top of the
head for best audio reception. The
symbol L (Left) appears on the
outside bottom edge of the ear cup
and should be positioned on the left
ear. The symbol R (Right) appears
on the outside bottom edge of the
ear cup and should be positioned on
the right ear.
Notice: Do not store the
headphones in heat or direct
sunlight. This could damage the
headphones and repairs will not
be covered by the warranty.
Storage in extreme cold can
weaken the batteries. Keep the
headphones stored in a cool, dry
place.
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If the foam ear pads attached to the
headphones become worn or
damaged, the pads can be replaced
separately from the headphone set.
To purchase replacement ear pads,
call 1‐888‐293‐3332, then prompt
zero (0), or contact your dealer.
If the headphones are to be stored
for a long period of time, remove the
batteries and keep them in a cool,
dry place.
Audio/Video (A/V) Jacks
Headphones should be stored in the
front floor console and not in the
front seat back pocket. Headphone
damage can occur when the second
row seats are folded forward.
Power for auxiliary devices is not
supplied by the radio system.
Battery Replacement
To change the batteries on the
headphones:
1. Turn the screw to loosen the
battery door located on the left
side of the headphones. Slide
the battery door open.
2. Replace the two batteries in the
compartment. Make sure that
they are installed correctly, using
the diagram on the inside of the
battery compartment.
3. Replace the battery door and
tighten the door screw.
The A/V jacks, located on the rear
of the floor console, allow audio or
video signals to be connected from
an auxiliary device such as a
camcorder or a video game unit to
the RSE system. Adapter
connectors or cables (not supplied)
might be required to connect the
auxiliary device to the A/V jacks.
Refer to the manufacturer’s
instructions for proper usage.
A. Yellow: Video Input
B. White: Left Audio Input
C. Red: Right Audio Input
The A/V jacks are color coded to
match typical home entertainment
system equipment.
To use the auxiliary inputs of the
RSE system, connect an external
auxiliary device to the color-coded
A/V jacks and turn both the auxiliary
device and the video screen power
on. If the video screen is in the DVD
player mode, pressing the AUX
(auxiliary) button on the remote
control switches the video screen
from the DVD player mode to the
auxiliary device. The radio can listen
to the audio of the connected
auxiliary device by sourcing to
auxiliary. See Auxiliary Devices on
page 7‑17 for more information.
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How to Change the RSE Video
Screen Settings
The screen display mode (normal,
full, and zoom), screen brightness,
and setup menu language can be
changed from the on screen setup
menu by using the remote control.
To change a setting:
z.
Use n, q, p, o and r to
1. Press
2.
navigate and use the
setup menu.
3. Press z again to remove the
setup menu from the screen.
Audio Output
Audio from the DVD player or
auxiliary inputs can be heard
through the following sources:
.
Wireless headphones
.
Vehicle speakers
.
Vehicle‐wired headphone jacks
on the RSA system, if the
vehicle has this feature.
The RSE system always transmits
the audio signal to the wireless
headphones, if there is audio
available. See “Headphones” earlier
in this section for more information.
The DVD player is capable of
outputting audio to the wired
headphone jacks on the RSA
system, if the vehicle has this
feature. The DVD player can be
selected as an audio source on the
RSA system. See Rear Seat Audio
(RSA) System on page 7‑18 for
more information.
When a device is connected to the
A/V jacks, or the radio's auxiliary
input jack, if the vehicle has this
feature, the rear seat passengers
are able to hear audio from the
auxiliary device through the wireless
or wired headphones. The front seat
passengers are able to listen to
playback from this device through
the vehicle speakers by selecting
AUX as the source on the radio.
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Video Screen
The video screen is located in the
overhead console. When the video
screen is not in use, push it up into
its locked position.
To use the video screen:
1. Push the release button located
on the overhead console.
2. Move the screen to the desired
position.
If a DVD is playing and the screen
is raised to its locked position, the
screen remains on; this is normal,
and the DVD continues to play
through the previous audio source.
Press P on the remote control or
eject the disc to turn off the screen.
The infrared receivers for the
wireless headphones and the
remote control are located at the
rear of the overhead console.
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Notice: Avoid directly touching
the video screen, as damage may
occur. See “Cleaning the Video
Screens” later in this section for
more information.
Remote Control
ability of the RSE transmitter to
receive signals from the remote
control. If the remote control does
not seem to be working, the
batteries might need to be replaced.
See “Battery Replacement” later in
this section. Objects blocking the
line of sight could also affect the
function of the remote control.
If a CD or DVD is in the Radio DVD
slot, the remote control O button
can be used to turn on the video
screen display and start the disc.
The radio can also turn on the video
screen display. See Operation on
page 7‑3 for more information.
To use the remote control, aim it at
the transmitter window at the rear of
the overhead console and press the
desired button. Direct sunlight or
very bright light could affect the
Notice: Storing the remote
control in a hot area or in direct
sunlight can damage it, and the
repairs will not be covered by the
warranty. Storage in extreme cold
can weaken the batteries. Keep
the remote control stored in a
cool, dry place.
Remote Control Buttons
O (Power): Press to turn the video
screen on and off.
P (Illumination):
Press to turn the
remote control backlight on. The
backlight automatically times out
after seven to 10 seconds if no
other button is pressed while the
backlight is on.
v (Title):
Press to return the DVD
to the main menu of the DVD. This
function could vary for each disc.
y (Main Menu): Press to access
the DVD menu. The DVD menu is
different on every DVD. Use the
navigation arrows to move the
cursor around the DVD menu. After
making a selection press the enter
button. This button only operates
when using a DVD.
n, q, p, o (Menu Navigation
Arrows): Use the arrow buttons to
navigate through a menu.
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r (Enter):
Press to select the
choice that is highlighted in
any menu.
z (Display Menu):
Press to adjust
the brightness, screen display mode
(normal, full, or zoom), and display
the language menu.
q (Return): Press to exit the
current active menu and return to
the previous menu. This button
operates only when the display
menu or a DVD menu is active.
c (Stop):
Press to stop playing,
rewinding, or fast forwarding a DVD.
Press twice to return to the
beginning of the DVD.
s (Play/Pause):
Press to start
playing a DVD. Press while a DVD
is playing to pause it. Press again to
continue playing the DVD.
When the DVD is playing,
depending on the radio, play may
be slowed down by pressing s
then [. The DVD continues playing
in a slow play mode. Depending on
the radio, perform reverse slow play
by pressing s then r. To cancel
slow play mode, press s again.
t (Previous Track/Chapter):
Press to return to the start of the
current track or chapter. Press again
to go to the previous track or
chapter. This button might not work
when the DVD is playing the
copyright information or the
previews.
u (Next Track/Chapter): Press to
go to the beginning of the next
chapter or track. This button might
not work when the DVD is playing
the copyright information or the
previews.
r (Fast Reverse): Press to
quickly reverse the DVD or CD. To
stop fast reversing a DVD video,
press s. To stop fast reversing a
DVD audio or CD, release r. This
button might not work when the
DVD is playing the copyright
information or the previews.
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[ (Fast Forward):
Press to fast
forward the DVD or CD. To stop fast
forwarding a DVD video, press s.
To stop fast forwarding a DVD audio
or CD, release [. This button might
not work when the DVD is playing
the copyright information or the
previews.
e (Audio): Press to change audio
tracks on DVDs that have this
feature when the DVD is playing.
The format and content of this
function vary for each disc.
{ (Subtitles):
Press to turn ON/
OFF subtitles and to move through
subtitle options when a DVD is
playing. The format and content of
this function vary for each disc.
AUX (Auxiliary): Press to switch
the system between the DVD player
and an auxiliary source.
2 (Camera): Press to change
camera angles on DVDs that have
this feature when a DVD is playing.
The format and content of this
function vary for each disc.
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1 through 0 (Numeric Keypad):
The numeric keypad provides the
capability of direct chapter or track
number selection.
\ (Clear):
Press within
three seconds after entering a
numeric selection, to clear all
numerical inputs.
} 10 (Double Digit Entries):
Press
to select chapter or track numbers
greater than nine. Press this button
before entering the number.
If the remote control becomes lost
or damaged, a new universal
remote control can be purchased.
If this happens, make sure the
universal remote control uses a
Toshiba® code set.
Battery Replacement
To change the remote control
batteries:
1. Slide the rear cover back on the
remote control.
2. Replace the two batteries in the
compartment. Make sure that
they are installed correctly, using
the diagram on the inside of the
battery compartment.
3. Replace the battery cover.
If the remote control is to be stored
for a long period of time, remove the
batteries and keep them in a cool,
dry place.
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Tips and Troubleshooting Chart
Problem
Recommended Action
There is no power.
The ignition might not be turned to ON/RUN or ACC/
ACCESSORY.
The picture does not fill the screen. There are black
borders on the top and bottom or on both sides, or the
picture looks stretched out.
Check the display mode settings in the setup menu by
pressing the display menu button on the remote control.
In auxiliary mode, the picture moves or scrolls.
Check the auxiliary input connections at both devices.
The remote control does not work.
Check to make sure there is no obstruction between the
remote control and the transmitter window.
Check the batteries to make sure they are not dead or
installed incorrectly.
After stopping the player, and pushing Play, sometimes
the DVD starts where it left off and sometimes at the
beginning.
If the stop button was pressed one time, the DVD player
resumes playing where the DVD was stopped. If the
stop button was pressed two times, the DVD player
begins to play from the beginning of the DVD.
The auxiliary source is running, but there is no picture or Check that the RSE video screen is in the auxiliary
sound.
source mode.
Check the auxiliary input connections at both devices.
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Tips and Troubleshooting Chart (cont'd)
Problem
Recommended Action
Sometimes the wireless headphone audio cuts out or
buzzes.
Check for obstructions, low batteries, reception range,
and interference from cellular telephone towers, or use a
cellular telephone in the vehicle.
Check that the headphones are on correctly using the L
(left) and R (right) on the headphones.
The remote and/or the headphones are lost.
See your dealer for assistance.
The DVD is playing, but there is no picture or sound.
Check that the RSE video screen is sourced to the DVD
player.
DVD Display Error Messages
The DVD display error message
depends on which radio the vehicle
has. The video screen might display
one of the following:
Disc Load/Eject Error: This
message displays when there are
disc load or eject problems.
Disc Format Error: This message
displays if the disc is inserted with
the disc label wrong side up, or if
the disc is damaged.
Disc Region Error: This message
displays if the disc is not from a
correct region.
No Disc Inserted: This message
displays if no disc is present when
the Z EJECT button is pressed on
the radio.
DVD Distortion
Video distortion can occur when
operating cellular phones, scanners,
CB radios, Global Position Systems
(GPS)*, two-way radios, mobile
faxes, or walkie talkies.
It might be necessary to turn off the
DVD player when operating one of
these devices in or near the vehicle.
*Excludes the OnStar® System.
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Cleaning the RSE Overhead
Console
When cleaning the RSE overhead
console surface, use only a clean
cloth dampened with clean water.
Cleaning the Video Screen
Use only a clean cloth dampened
with clean water. Use care when
directly touching or cleaning the
screen, as damage could result.
Rear Audio
Controller (RAC)
The vehicle may have the Rear
Audio Controller (RAC). Certain
radio functions can be controlled
with RAC.
x w (Next/Previous):
Press the
down or up arrows to go to the next
or to the previous radio station
stored as a favorite.
When a CD/DVD is playing, press
the down or up arrows to go to the
next or previous track or chapter.
© SEEK ¨ : Press the SEEK
arrows to go to the previous or to
the next radio station while in AM,
FM, or SiriusXM® (if equipped).
Press the SEEK arrows to go to the
previous or to the next track or
chapter while sourced to a CD or
DVD slot.
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SRCE (Source): Press this button
to switch between the radio (AM,
FM), SiriusXM (if equipped), CD,
and if the vehicle has these
features, DVD, front auxiliary, and
rear auxiliary.
> (Mute):
Press this button to
silence the system. Press this
button again, or any other radio
button, to turn the sound on.
+ / − x (Volume): Press the plus or
minus volume buttons to increase or
to decrease the volume.
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Phone
.
Pair cell phone(s) to the vehicle.
The system may not work with
all cell phones. See “Pairing” in
this section for more information.
.
If the cell phone has voice
dialing capability, learn to use
that feature to access the
address book or contact list. See
“Voice Pass-Thru” in this section
for more information.
.
See “Storing and Deleting Phone
Numbers” in this section for
more information.
Bluetooth
For vehicles equipped with
Bluetooth capability, the system can
interact with many cell phones,
allowing:
.
Placement and receipt of calls in
a hands-free mode.
.
Sharing of the cell phone’s
address book or contact list with
the vehicle.
To minimize driver distraction,
before driving, and with the vehicle
parked:
.
.
Become familiar with the
features of the cell phone.
Organize the phone book and
contact lists clearly and delete
duplicate or rarely used entries.
If possible, program speed dial
or other shortcuts.
Review the controls and
operation of the infotainment
system.
{ WARNING
When using a cell phone, it can
be distracting to look too long or
too often at the screen of the
phone or the infotainment
(navigation) system. 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.
A Bluetooth system can use a
Bluetooth-capable cell phone with a
Hands-Free Profile to make and
receive phone calls. The system
can be used while the key is in the
ON/RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY
position. The range of the Bluetooth
system can be up to 9.1 m (30 ft).
Not all phones support all functions,
and not all phones work with the
in-vehicle Bluetooth system. See
www.gm.com/bluetooth for more
information on compatible phones.
Voice Recognition
The Bluetooth system uses voice
recognition to interpret voice
commands to dial phone numbers
and name tags.
For additional information, say
“Help” while you are in a voice
recognition menu.
Noise: Keep interior noise levels to
a minimum. The system may not
recognize voice commands if there
is too much background noise.
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When to Speak: A short tone
sounds after the system responds
indicating when it is waiting for a
voice command. Wait until the tone
and then speak.
How to Speak: Speak clearly in a
calm and natural voice.
Audio System
When using the in-vehicle Bluetooth
system, sound comes through the
vehicle's front audio system
speakers and overrides the audio
system. Use the audio system
volume knob, during a call, to
change the volume level. The
adjusted volume level remains in
memory for later calls. To prevent
missed calls, a minimum volume
level is used if the volume is turned
down too low.
Bluetooth Controls
Use the buttons located on the
steering wheel to operate the
in-vehicle Bluetooth system. See
Steering Wheel Controls on
page 5‑3.
b / g (Push To Talk):
Press to
answer incoming calls, confirm
system information, and start
speech recognition.
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The pairing process is disabled
when the vehicle is moving.
.
Pairing only needs to be
completed once, unless the
pairing information on the cell
phone changes or the cell phone
is deleted from the system.
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Only one paired cell phone can
be connected to the Bluetooth
system at a time.
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If multiple paired cell phones are
within range of the system, the
system connects to the first
available paired cell phone in the
order that they were first paired
to the system. To connect to a
different paired phone, see
“Connecting to a Different
Phone” later in this section.
c / x (End):
Press to end a call,
reject a call, or cancel an operation.
Pairing
A Bluetooth enabled cell phone
must be paired to the Bluetooth
system and then connected to the
vehicle before it can be used. See
the cell phone manufacturer's user
guide for Bluetooth functions before
pairing the cell phone. If a Bluetooth
phone is not connected, calls will be
made using OnStar Hands-Free
Calling, if equipped. See OnStar
Overview on page 14‑1.
Pairing Information
.
.
A Bluetooth phone with MP3
capability cannot be paired to
the vehicle as a phone and an
MP3 player at the same time.
Up to five cell phones can be
paired to the Bluetooth system.
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Pairing a Phone
1. Press and hold
two seconds.
b / g for
2. Say “Bluetooth.” This command
can be skipped.
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3. Say “Pair.” The system responds
with instructions and a four-digit
Personal Identification Number
(PIN). The PIN is used in Step 5.
4. Start the pairing process on the
cell phone that you want to pair.
For help with this process, see
the cell phone manufacturer's
user guide.
5. Locate the device named “Your
Vehicle” in the list on the cell
phone. Follow the instructions
on the cell phone to enter the
PIN provided in Step 3. After the
PIN is successfully entered, the
system prompts you to provide a
name for the paired cell phone.
This name will be used to
indicate which phones are
paired and connected to the
vehicle. The system responds
with “<phone name> has been
successfully paired” after the
pairing process is complete.
6. Repeat Steps 1–5 to pair
additional phones.
Listing All Paired and Connected
Phones
The system can list all cell phones
paired to it. If a paired cell phone is
also connected to the vehicle, the
system responds with “is connected”
after that phone name.
1. Press and hold
two seconds.
b / g for
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
3. Say “List.”
To connect to a different cell phone,
the Bluetooth system looks for the
next available cell phone in the
order in which all the available cell
phones were paired. Depending on
which cell phone you want to
connect to, you may have to use
this command several times.
1. Press and hold
two seconds.
b / g for
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
Deleting a Paired Phone
If the phone name you want to
delete is unknown, see “Listing All
Paired and Connected Phones.”
1. Press and hold
two seconds.
Connecting to a Different Phone
3. Say “Change phone.”
.
If another cell phone is
found, the response will be
“<Phone name> is now
connected.”
.
If another cell phone is not
found, the original phone
remains connected.
b / g for
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
3. Say “Delete.” The system asks
which phone to delete.
4. Say the name of the phone you
want to delete.
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Storing and Deleting Phone
Numbers
The system can store up to 30
phone numbers as name tags in the
Hands-Free Directory that is shared
between the Bluetooth and OnStar
systems, if equipped.
The following commands are used
to delete and store phone numbers.
Store: This command will store a
phone number, or a group of
numbers as a name tag.
Using the “Store” Command
1. Press and hold
two seconds.
b / g for
2. Say “Store.”
3. Say the phone number or group
of numbers you want to store all
at once with no pauses, then
follow the directions given by the
system to save a name tag for
this number.
Using the “Digit Store” Command
Digit Store: This command allows
a phone number to be stored as a
name tag by entering the digits one
at a time.
If an unwanted number is
recognized by the system, say
“Clear” at any time to clear the last
number.
Delete: This command is used to
delete individual name tags.
To hear all of the numbers
recognized by the system, say
“Verify” at any time.
Delete All Name Tags: This
command deletes all stored name
tags in the Hands-Free Calling
Directory and the OnStar
Turn-by-Turn Destinations Directory,
if equipped.
1. Press and hold
two seconds.
b / g for
2. Say “Digit Store.”
3. Say each digit, one at a time,
that you want to store. After
each digit is entered, the system
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repeats back the digit it heard
followed by a tone. After the last
digit has been entered, say
“Store,” and then follow the
directions given by the system to
save a name tag for this number.
Using the “Delete” Command
1. Press and hold
two seconds.
b / g for
2. Say “Delete.”
3. Say the name tag you want to
delete.
Using the “Delete All Name Tags”
Command
This command deletes all stored
name tags in the Hands-Free
Calling Directory and the OnStar
Turn-by-Turn Destinations Directory,
if equipped.
To delete all name tags:
1. Press and hold
two seconds.
b / g for
2. Say “Delete all name tags.”
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Listing Stored Numbers
The list command will list all stored
numbers and name tags.
Using the “List” Command
1. Press and hold
two seconds.
b / g for
2. Say “Directory.”
Using the “Dial” or “Call”
Command
1. Press and hold
two seconds.
b / g for
2. Say “Dial” or “Call.”
3. Say the entire number without
pausing, or say the name tag.
4. Say “List.”
Once connected, the person called
will be heard through the audio
speakers.
Making a Call
Calling 911 Emergency
Calls can be made using the
following commands.
1. Press and hold
two seconds.
Dial or Call: The dial or call
command can be used
interchangeably to dial a phone
number or a stored name tag.
2. Say “Dial” or “Call.”
Digit Dial: This command allows a
phone number to be dialed by
entering the digits one at a time.
Using the “Digit Dial” Command
3. Say “Hands-Free Calling.”
Re-dial: This command is used to
dial the last number used on the cell
phone.
b / g for
3. Say “911.”
4. Say "Dial" or "Call.”
The digit dial command allows a
phone number to be dialed by
entering the digits one at a time.
After each digit is entered, the
system repeats back the digit it
heard followed by a tone.
If an unwanted number is
recognized by the system, say
“Clear” at any time to clear the last
number.
To hear all of the numbers
recognized by the system, say
“Verify” at any time.
1. Press and hold
two seconds.
b / g for
2. Say “Digit Dial.”
3. Say each digit, one at a time,
that you want to dial. After each
digit is entered, the system
repeats back the digit it heard
followed by a tone. After the last
digit has been entered,
say “Dial.”
Once connected, the person called
will be heard through the audio
speakers.
Using the “Re-dial” Command
1. Press and hold
two seconds.
b / g for
2. After the tone, say “Re-dial.”
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Press c / x to disconnect the
current call and switch to the call
on hold.
Once connected, the person called
will be heard through the audio
speakers.
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Receiving a Call
Three-Way Calling
When an incoming call is received,
the audio system mutes and a ring
tone is heard in the vehicle.
Three-way calling must be
supported on the cell phone and
enabled by the wireless service
carrier.
.
.
b / g to answer the call.
Press c / x to ignore a call.
Press
Call Waiting
Call waiting must be supported on
the cell phone and enabled by the
wireless service carrier.
.
Press b / g to answer an
incoming call when another call
is active. The original call is
placed on hold.
1. While on a call, press
b / g.
2. Say “Three-way call.”
3. Use the dial or call command to
dial the number of the third party
to be called.
4. Once the call is connected,
press b / g to link all callers
together.
Ending a Call
c / x to end a call.
.
Press b / g again to return to
the original call.
Press
.
To ignore the incoming call, no
action is required.
During a call, all sounds from inside
the vehicle can be muted so that the
person on the other end of the call
cannot hear them.
Muting a Call
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b / g , and
.
To mute a call, press
then say “Mute call.”
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To cancel mute, press b / g ,
and then say “Un-mute call.”
Transferring a Call
Audio can be transferred between
the Bluetooth system and the cell
phone.
The cell phone must be paired and
connected with the Bluetooth
system before a call can be
transferred. The connection process
can take up to two minutes after the
ignition is turned to ON/RUN.
Transferring Audio from the
Bluetooth System to a Cell Phone
During a call with the audio in the
vehicle:
1. Press
b / g.
2. Say “Transfer Call.”
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Transferring Audio to the
Bluetooth System from a Cell
Phone
3. Say “Voice.” The system
responds “OK, accessing
<phone name>.”
During a call with the audio on the
cell phone, press b / g. The audio
transfers to the vehicle. If the audio
does not transfer to the vehicle, use
the audio transfer feature on the cell
phone. See your cell phone
manufacturer's user guide for more
information.
The cell phone's normal prompt
messages will go through their cycle
according to the phone's operating
instructions.
Voice Pass-Thru
Voice pass-thru allows access to the
voice recognition commands on the
cell phone. See your cell phone
manufacturer's user guide to see if
the cell phone supports this feature.
To access contacts stored in the cell
phone:
1. Press and hold
two seconds.
b / g for
2. Say “Bluetooth.” This command
can be skipped.
Dual Tone Multi-Frequency
(DTMF) Tones
The Bluetooth system can send
numbers and the numbers stored as
name tags during a call. You can
use this feature when calling a
menu-driven phone system.
Account numbers can also be
stored for use.
Sending a Number or Name Tag
During a Call
1. Press b / g. The system
responds “Ready,” followed by
a tone.
2. Say “Dial.”
3. Say the number or name tag
to send.
Clearing the System
Unless information is deleted out of
the in-vehicle Bluetooth system, it
will be retained indefinitely. This
includes all saved name tags in the
phone book and phone pairing
information. For information on how
to delete this information, see the
previous section “Deleting a Paired
Phone” and the previous sections
on deleting name tags.
Other Information
The Bluetooth® word mark and
logos are owned by the Bluetooth®
SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks
by General Motors is under license.
Other trademarks and trade names
are those of their respective owners.
See Radio Frequency Statement on
page 13‑20 for information
regarding Part 15 of the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC)
rules and Industry Canada
Standards RSS-GEN/210/220/310.
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Settings
Favorite Pages: Press to select
the number of favorite pages
displayed on the screen. The choice
is 1–6 pages.
Press Settings on the Home Page
to adjust features and preferences,
such as Time, Date, Bluetooth
Device List, Voice Recognition,
Favorite Pages, Display Settings,
Navigation Settings, etc.
Display Settings: Press to adjust
the screen settings.
.
The Auto setting adjusts the
screen background automatically
depending on the exterior
lighting conditions.
.
The Day setting brightens the
map background.
.
The Night setting darkens the
map background.
1. Press the Settings screen button
on the Home Page.
2. Touch-tap the scroll bar until the
desired option displays. Select
the desired settings to change.
A few of the setting options change
the way the navigation system
displays or reacts while in use.
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From the Settings menu, press the
Set Time or Set Date settings
screen button to display the different
options for setting the time
and date.
Bluetooth Device List: Press to
display paired bluetooth devices.
Voice Recognition: Press to
display voice recognition options.
.
Voice Prompt Volume: Press to
adjust the prompt volume.
.
Prompt Length: Press to select
short or long prompts.
Speed Dependent Volume: Select
OFF, Low, Medium, or High
sensitivity to automatically adjust
the volume to minimize the effects
of unwanted background noise that
can result from changing road
surfaces, driving speeds, or open
windows. This feature works best at
lower volume settings where
background noise is typically louder
than the sound system volume.
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Startup Volume: Press to set the
maximum volume level for startup
that will be used even if a higher
volume had been set when the radio
was turned off.
Radio Favorites: Press to select
the number of FAV pages to be
used in the system.
Add/Remove XM Categories:
Press to customize which available
XM Categories are displayed and
used in the system.
RDS Settings: Press to customize
station name and radio text display
options.
Set Time:
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Press the up or down arrows to
increase or decrease the Hours,
Minutes, AM, PM, or 24 hr on
the clock.
Press and hold to quickly
increase or decrease the time
settings.
Press OK or the Back screen
button to save the adjustments.
Set Date:
.
.
.
Press the up or down arrows to
increase or decrease the Month,
Day, and Year settings.
Press and hold to quickly
increase or decrease the date
settings.
Press OK or the Back screen
button to save the adjustments.
The Radio Settings are:
Phone Settings
See Bluetooth on page 7‑28 in the
“Phone” section for more
information on phone settings.
Vehicle Settings
See Vehicle Personalization on
page 5‑37.
Radio Settings
Display
Press the Config button on the
Home Page or the CONFIG button
on the faceplate to enter the menu
options. Turn the PUSH/SEL knob
or touch-tap the scroll bar to scroll
through the available options. Press
the PUSH/SEL knob or press Radio
Settings to display the radio settings
menu. Press this feature to make
changes for radio information
displayed, preset pages, Auto
Volume Control, and XM Categories
Restore. See Satellite Radio on
page 7‑9 (if equipped), for more
information about XM Categories.
Mode: Press Mode to change the
screen background. This setting
controls map colors.
Calibrate Touchscreen: Press to
display the Touchscreen Calibration
Screen.
Turn Display Off: Press to turn the
Display option off.
Rear Vision Camera
(If Equipped)
The rear vision camera can assist
the driver when backing up by
displaying a view of the area behind
the vehicle.
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Trademarks and
License Agreements
An image appears on the system’s
screen so that the driver can check
the surroundings for safety.
Press the Config button to access
the Display settings. Adjust the
brightness of the screen by pressing
the − or + screen button. See Rear
Vision Camera (RVC) on page 9‑35.
Manufactured under license under
U.S. Patent #'s: 5,451,942;
5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762;
6,487,535 & other U.S. and
worldwide patents issued &
pending. DTS and the Symbol are
registered trademarks and DTS
Digital Surround and the DTS logos
are trademarks of DTS Inc. All
Rights Reserved.
Manufactured under license from
Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the
double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories.
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Climate Controls
Climate Controls
Climate Control Systems
Climate Control Systems
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
Dual Automatic Climate Control
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
Rear Climate Control
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Rear Climate Control System
(with Rear Seat Audio) . . . . . . 8-7
8-1
The heating, cooling, and ventilation in the vehicle can be controlled with
this system.
Air Vents
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Maintenance
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
1. Driver and Passenger Side
Temperature Controls
5. REAR (Rear Climate Control)
2. Air Delivery Mode Controls
7. Rear Window Defogger
3. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
8. Fan Control
4. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
6. Defrost
9. Recirculation
10. Air Conditioning
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Display Function
To use automatic mode:
Each time the temperature, mode,
or fan controls are adjusted, the
climate control display shows that
function along with the inside
temperature setting. The outside
temperature is displayed on the
instrument cluster.
1. Press the AUTO button.
( (On/Off):
Turn clockwise or
counterclockwise to turn the climate
control system on or off.
The climate control system will also
turn on if the defrost, AUTO, or air
conditioning buttons are pressed.
Automatic Operation
AUTO (Automatic): The system
automatically controls the inside
temperature, the air delivery, and
the fan speed.
When AUTO is selected, the
current temperature(s) is
displayed and the AUTO
indicator light is on.
When AUTO is selected, the air
conditioning and air inlet are
automatically controlled. The air
conditioning runs when the
outside temperature is over 4°C
(40°F). The system is
automatically set to outside air,
unless it is hot outside and then
the air inlet changes to
recirculation mode to help
quickly cool the vehicle. The
recirculation indicator light will
come on.
2. Set the temperature for the
driver and passenger.
To find a comfortable setting,
start with a 22°C (73°F)
temperature setting and allow
about 20 minutes for the system
to regulate. Use the driver side
or passenger side temperature
control to adjust the temperature
setting as necessary. The
system will remain at the
selected setting. Choosing the
warmest or coolest temperatures
does not cause the vehicle to
heat or cool more quickly.
To avoid blowing cold air in cold
weather, the system delays
turning on the fan until warm air
is available. Turn the fan knob to
override this delay and select
the fan speed.
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Temperature Control
The driver and passenger side
temperature controls are used to
adjust the temperature of the air
coming through the system. The
temperature can be adjusted even if
the system is turned off since
outside air still enters the vehicle,
unless the recirculation mode is
selected. See “Recirculation” later in
this section.
Driver Side Temperature
Control: Turn clockwise or
counterclockwise to increase or
decrease the driver side
temperature. The driver side
temperature display will show the
temperature setting.
Passenger Side Temperature
Control: Turn clockwise or
counterclockwise to increase or
decrease the passenger side
temperature. The passenger side
display will show the temperature
setting.
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Manual Operation
Changing the air delivery mode
while in automatic control places the
system into manual control. The air
delivery mode button indicator
displays, and the AUTO button
indicator light turns off.
The air delivery mode or fan speed
can be manually adjusted.
H (Vent): Air is directed to the
instrument panel outlets.
SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature): Press to set the
passenger temperature to match the
driver temperature setting.
9 (Fan Control): Turn the knob
clockwise or counterclockwise to
increase or decrease the fan speed.
Turning the fan control knob while in
automatic control places the fan
speed under manual control.
The air delivery mode remains in
automatic control. The fan setting
displays momentarily and then no
longer displays.
Air Delivery Modes: Press H, ),
6, or- to change the direction of
the airflow in the vehicle. An
indicator light comes on in the
selected mode button. Pressing a
mode button while the system is off
changes the air delivery mode
without turning the system on.
) (Bi-Level):
Air is divided
between the instrument panel and
floor outlets. Some air is directed
towards the windshield and side
window outlets. Cooler air is
directed to the upper outlets and
warmer air to the floor outlets.
6 (Floor):
Air is directed to the
floor outlets, with some of the air
directed to the windshield, side
window, and second row floor
outlets. In this mode, the system
uses outside air.
- (Defog): This mode clears the
windows of fog or moisture. Air is
directed to the windshield, floor
outlets, and side window vents.
When this mode is selected, the
system turns off recirculation and
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runs the air conditioning compressor
unless the outside temperature is
less than 4°C (40°F). Do not drive
the vehicle until all the windows are
clear.
0 (Defrost): Press to turn the
defrost on or off. This mode quickly
clears the windshield of fog or frost.
Air is directed to the windshield,
side window, and floor vents. In this
mode, outside air is pulled inside
the vehicle. The air conditioning
system runs automatically in this
setting, unless the outside
temperature is less than 4°C (40°F).
Do not drive the vehicle until all the
windows are clear.
Air Conditioning
A/C (Air Conditioning): Press to
turn the air conditioning on and off.
An indicator light comes on when
A/C is on.
The A/C does not work when the
outside temperature is below 4°C
(40°F). If A/C is pressed the
indicator flashes three times and
turns off to show that the A/C mode
is not available. If the A/C is on and
the outside temperature drops
below a temperature which is too
cool for air conditioning to be
effective, the A/C indicator turns off
to show that the A/C mode has
been canceled.
On hot days, open the windows
briefly to let hot inside air escape.
This helps reduce the time it takes
for the interior of the vehicle to
cool down.
The air conditioning system
removes moisture from the air, so
water might drip under the vehicle
while idling or after turning off the
engine. This is normal.
@ (Recirculation):
Press to turn
the recirculation mode on or off. An
indicator light comes on when
recirculation is on. When the engine
is turned off, the recirculation mode
automatically turns off and must be
re-selected when the engine is
turned on again.
This mode recirculates and helps to
quickly cool the air inside the
vehicle. It can be used to prevent
outside air and odors from entering
the vehicle.
The recirculation mode cannot be
used with floor, defog, or defrosting
modes. If recirculation is selected in
these modes, the indicator flashes
three times and turns off. The air
conditioning compressor also comes
on when this mode is activated.
While in recirculation mode the
windows can fog when the weather
is cold and damp. To clear the fog,
select either the defog or defrost
mode and increase the fan speed.
REAR: Press to turn the rear
heating and air conditioning on or
off. See Rear Climate Control
System on page 8‑6 or Rear
Climate Control System (with Rear
Seat Audio) on page 8‑7.
Rear Window Defogger
The rear window defogger uses a
warming grid to remove fog from the
rear window.
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R1 (Rear Window Defogger):
Press to turn the rear window
defogger on or off. The rear window
defogger stays on for about
10 minutes, before turning off. The
defogger also turns off when the
engine is turned off. Do not drive the
vehicle until all the windows are
clear.
Sensors
The solar sensor in the defrost grille
in the middle of the instrument
panel, monitors the solar heat. Do
not cover the solar sensor or the
system will not work properly.
There is also an exterior
temperature sensor behind the front
grille. This sensor reads the outside
air temperature and helps maintain
the temperature inside the vehicle.
Any cover on the front of the vehicle
could cause a false reading in the
displayed temperature.
The climate control system uses the
information from these sensors to
maintain comfort settings by
adjusting the temperature, fan
speed, and air delivery mode. The
system may also supply cooler air to
the side of the vehicle facing the
sun. The recirculation mode will also
be used as needed to maintain cool
outlet temperatures.
For vehicles with heated outside
rearview mirrors, fog or frost is
cleared from the surface of the
mirror when the rear window defog
button is pressed.
Notice: Do not use a razor blade
or sharp object to clear the inside
rear window. Do not adhere
anything to the defogger grid
lines in the rear glass. These
actions may damage the rear
defogger. Repairs would not be
covered by your warranty.
8-5
The interior temperature sensor, on
the instrument panel to the right of
the steering column, measures the
temperature of the air inside the
vehicle.
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Climate Controls
Rear Climate Control System
Independent Mode: This mode
directs rear seating airflow
according to the settings of the rear
controls. It comes on when any rear
control is adjusted.
Fan Control: Turn clockwise or
counterclockwise to increase or
decrease the fan speed. Turn the
knob to ( to turn the fan off.
Temperature Control: Turn
clockwise or counterclockwise to
increase or decrease the airflow
temperature.
1. Fan Control
2. Temperature Control
3. Air Delivery Mode Control
For vehicles with the rear climate
control system, the controls are
located on the rear of the center
console. The system can also be
controlled with the front controls.
Press the REAR button on the front
climate control system to control the
rear climate control system. The
REAR text displays when the rear
system is on.
Sync Mode: This mode matches
the rear climate control to the front
climate control settings. It comes on
when REAR is pressed.
Air Delivery Mode Control: Turn
to the desired mode to change the
airflow direction.
H (Vent): Air is directed through
the overhead outlets.
) (Bi-Level): Air is directed
through the rear floor outlets, as
well as the overhead outlets.
6 (Floor): Air is directed through
the floor outlets. The rear system
floor outlets are located under the
third row seats.
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Rear Climate Control System (with Rear Seat Audio)
8-7
Sync Mode: This mode matches
the rear climate control to the front
climate control settings. It comes on
when REAR is pressed.
Independent Mode: This mode
directs rear seating airflow
according to the settings of the rear
controls. It comes on when any rear
control is adjusted.
D and C (Fan Control):
Press the
fan up or down buttons to increase
or decrease the fan speed.
1. Fan Control
2. Air Delivery Mode Control
3. Temperature Control
For vehicles with the rear climate
control system, the controls are
located on the rear of the center
console.
Press the REAR button on the front
climate control system to control the
rear climate control system. The
system also turns on if any of the
rear controls, except C , are
pressed. The display is activated
when the rear system is on.
The system can also be turned off,
by pressingC until the fan goes off.
Temperature Control: Press + or
− to increase or decrease the air
temperature. The temperature
settings will display in
0-12 increments, going from the
coolest (0) to the warmest (12)
setting.
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N (Air Delivery Mode Control):
Press to manually change the
direction of the airflow. Repeatedly
press the button until the desired
mode appears on the display.
H (Vent): Air is directed through
the overhead outlets.
Air Vents
Use the slider switch in the center of
the outlet, to change the direction of
the airflow. Use the thumbwheel
near the outlet to control the amount
of airflow or to shut off the airflow.
) (Bi-Level):
Keep all outlets open whenever
possible for best system
performance.
6 (Floor):
Operation Tips
Air is directed
through the rear floor outlets, as
well as the overhead outlets.
Air is directed through
the floor outlets. The rear system
floor outlets are located under the
third row seats.
.
Clear away any ice, snow,
or leaves from the air inlets at
the base of the windshield that
can block the flow of air into the
vehicle.
.
Use of non-GM approved hood
deflectors can adversely affect
the performance of the system.
.
Keep the path under all seats
clear of objects to help circulate
the air inside the vehicle more
effectively.
.
If fogging reoccurs while in vent
or bi-level modes with mild
temperature throughout the
vehicle, turn on the air
conditioner to reduce windshield
fogging.
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8-9
Maintenance
Passenger Compartment
Air Filter
The filter removes dust, pollen, and
other airborne irritants from outside
air and inside air when in
recirculation mode.
The filter should be replaced as part
of routine scheduled maintenance.
See Maintenance Schedule on
page 11‑3. To find out what type of
replacement filter to use, see
Maintenance Replacement Parts on
page 11‑13.
1. Open the glove box.
2. Twist the compartment
retainers (1) and pull outward to
remove.
3. Lower the instrument panel
compartment assembly (2)
beyond the stops.
4. If needed, unsnap the instrument
panel compartment assembly (2)
from the instrument panel. When
reinstalling, be sure the
instrument panel compartment
dampener arm is aligned
properly to the dampener gear
assembly.
5. Squeeze the housing cover (1)
tabs to remove.
6. Remove the old air filter from the
passenger compartment air filter
housing (2).
7. Install the new air filter.
8. Replace the housing cover.
9. If removed, reinstall the
instrument panel compartment
assembly.
10. Reinstall the compartment
retainers.
See your dealer if additional
assistance is needed.
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Driving and Operating
Driving and
Operating
Shifting Into Park . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-18
Shifting out of Park . . . . . . . . . . 9-19
Parking over Things
That Burn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-20
Engine Exhaust
Driving Information
Distracted Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Drunk Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Driving on Wet Roads . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Highway Hypnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . 9-6
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
If the Vehicle Is Stuck . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Starting and Operating
New Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . .
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-20
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-21
Automatic Transmission
Automatic Transmission . . . . . 9-21
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-23
Tow/Haul Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-24
Drive Systems
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-24
Brakes
Antilock Brake
System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . .
9-13
9-14
9-16
9-17
Ride Control Systems
9-18
Cruise Control
9-25
9-26
9-26
9-27
StabiliTrak® System . . . . . . . . . 9-27
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-29
9-1
Object Detection Systems
Ultrasonic Parking Assist . . . . 9-31
Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-32
Rear Vision
Camera (RVC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-35
Fuel
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-37
Recommended Fuel . . . . . . . . . 9-38
Gasoline Specifications . . . . . . 9-38
California Fuel
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-39
Fuels in Foreign Countries . . . 9-39
Fuel Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-39
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-40
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-41
Towing
General Towing
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Equipment . . . . . . . . . . .
9-42
9-42
9-45
9-47
Conversions and Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-49
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Driving Information
Distracted Driving
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.
To avoid distracted driving, always
keep your eyes on the road, hands
on the wheel, and mind on the drive.
.
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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.
Refer to the Infotainment section
and the infotainment manual for
more information on using that
system, 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 on
page 3‑13.
.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
.
Keep enough distance between
you and the vehicle in front
of you.
.
Avoid needless heavy braking.
.
Keep pace with traffic.
Helpful braking tips to keep in mind
include:
9-3
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.
Steering
Variable Effort Steering
Some vehicles have 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.
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If the vehicle seems harder to steer
than normal when parking or driving
slowly, there may be a problem with
the system. You will still have power
steering, but steering will be stiffer
than normal at slow speeds. See
your dealer for service.
Curve Tips
.
Take curves at a reasonable
speed.
.
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.
Hydraulic Power Steering
If your vehicle has hydraulic power
steering, it may require
maintenance. See Power Steering
Fluid on page 10‑18.
If power steering assist is lost
because the engine stops, or there
is a system malfunction, the vehicle
can be steered but may require
increased effort. See your dealer if
there is a problem.
Off-Road Recovery
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.
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
allows steering while braking.
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.
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3. Turn the steering wheel to go
straight down the roadway.
Loss of Control
If the vehicle starts to slide, follow
these suggestions:
.
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.
.
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.
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.
9-5
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.
After driving through a large
puddle of water or a car/vehicle
wash, lightly apply the brake
pedal until the brakes work
normally.
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WARNING (Continued)
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.
Other Rainy Weather Tips
Besides slowing down, other wet
weather driving tips include:
There is no hard and fast rule about
hydroplaning. The best advice is to
slow down when the road is wet.
Keep your eyes moving — scan
the road ahead and to the sides.
.
Check the rearview mirror and
vehicle instruments often.
.
Allow extra following distance.
.
Pass with caution.
Hill and Mountain Roads
.
Keep windshield wiping
equipment in good shape.
.
Keep the windshield washer fluid
reservoir filled.
Driving on steep hills or through
mountains is different than driving
on flat or rolling terrain. Tips for
driving in these conditions include:
.
Have good tires with proper
tread depth. See Tires on
page 10‑34.
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.
.
.
.
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.
Turn off cruise control.
Highway Hypnosis
Always be alert and pay attention to
your surroundings while driving.
If you become tired or sleepy, find a
safe place to park the vehicle
and rest.
Other driving tips include:
.
Keep the vehicle well ventilated.
.
Keep the interior
temperature cool.
{ WARNING
If you do not shift down, the
brakes could get so hot that they
would not work well. You would
then have poor braking or even
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Stay in your own lane. Do not
swing wide or cut across the
center of the road. Drive at
speeds that let you stay in your
own lane.
.
Be alert on top of hills;
something could be in your lane
(stalled car, accident).
.
Pay attention to special road
signs (falling rocks area, winding
roads, long grades, passing or
no-passing zones) and take
appropriate action.
WARNING (Continued)
none going down a hill. You could
crash. Shift down 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. The brakes will have
to do all the work of slowing down
and they could get so hot that
they would not work well. You
would then have poor braking or
even none going down a hill.
Steering may also be affected
when ignition is off. You could
crash. Always have the engine
running and the vehicle in gear
when going downhill.
Winter Driving
Driving on Snow or Ice
Drive carefully when there is snow
or ice between the tires and the
road, creating less traction or grip.
Wet ice can occur at about 0°C
(32°F) when freezing rain begins to
fall, resulting in even less traction.
Avoid driving on wet ice or in
freezing rain until roads can be
treated with salt or sand.
9-7
Drive with caution, whatever the
condition. Accelerate gently so
traction is not lost. Accelerating too
quickly causes the wheels to spin
and makes the surface under the
tires slick, so there is even less
traction.
Try not to break the fragile traction.
If you accelerate too fast, the drive
wheels will spin and polish the
surface under the tires even more.
The Antilock Brake System (ABS)
improves vehicle stability during
hard stops on slippery roads, but
apply the brakes sooner than when
on dry pavement. See Antilock
Brake System (ABS) on page 9‑25.
Allow greater following distance on
any slippery road 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.
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Turn off cruise control on slippery
surfaces.
Blizzard Conditions
Being stuck in snow can be a
serious situation. Stay with the
vehicle unless there is help nearby.
If possible, use Roadside
Assistance. See Roadside
Assistance Program (Mexico) on
page 13‑7 or Roadside Assistance
Program (U.S. and Canada) on
page 13‑11. To get help and keep
everyone in the vehicle safe:
.
.
Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
WARNING (Continued)
cannot be seen or smelled. It can
cause unconsciousness and even
death.
If the vehicle is stuck in the snow:
.
Clear away snow from around
the base of your vehicle,
especially any that is blocking
the exhaust pipe.
.
Check again from time to
time to be sure snow does
not collect there.
.
Open a window about 5 cm
(2 in) on the side of the
vehicle that is away from the
wind to bring in fresh air.
.
Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
.
Adjust the climate control
system to a setting that
circulates the air inside the
vehicle and set the fan speed
(Continued)
Tie a red cloth to an outside
mirror.
{ WARNING
Snow can trap engine exhaust
under the vehicle. This may
cause exhaust gases to get
inside. Engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide (CO) which
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WARNING (Continued)
to the highest setting. See
“Climate Control Systems” in
the Index.
For more information about
carbon monoxide, see Engine
Exhaust on page 9‑20.
To save fuel, run the engine for only
short periods as needed to warm
the vehicle and then shut the engine
off and close the window most of
the way to save heat. Repeat this
until help arrives but only when you
feel really uncomfortable from the
cold. Moving about to keep warm
also helps.
If it takes some time for help to
arrive, now and then when you run
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.
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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 StabiliTrak®
System on page 9‑27.
{ 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 on
page 10‑68.
Vehicle Load Limits
It is very important to know how
much weight your vehicle can
carry. This weight is called the
vehicle capacity weight and
includes the weight of all
occupants, cargo, and all
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nonfactory-installed options.
Two labels on your vehicle show
how much weight it may
properly carry, the Tire and
Loading Information label and
the Certification/Tire 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
shorten the life of the vehicle.
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Tire and Loading Information
Label
Example Label
A vehicle-specific Tire and
Loading Information label is
attached to the 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.
The Tire and Loading
Information label also shows the
size of the original equipment
tires (3) and the recommended
cold tire inflation pressures (4).
For more information on tires
and inflation see Tires on
page 10‑34 and Tire Pressure
on page 10‑41.
There is also important loading
information on the vehicle
Certification/Tire label. It tells
you the Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating (GVWR) and the Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for
the front and rear axle. See
“Certification/Tire 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.
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).
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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, the 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 for
your vehicle.
See Trailer Towing on page 9‑45
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).
Example 2
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).
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seating positions. The combined
weight of the driver, passengers,
and cargo should never exceed
your vehicle's capacity weight.
Certification/Tire Label
Example 3
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight 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 your vehicle's tire and
loading information label for
specific information about your
vehicle's capacity weight and
Label Example
A vehicle-specific Certification/
Tire label is attached to the
center pillar (B-pillar).
The label shows the gross
weight capacity of your vehicle.
This is called the Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating (GVWR). The
GVWR includes the weight of
the vehicle, all occupants, fuel,
and cargo.
The Certification/Tire label also
tells you the maximum weights
for the front and rear axles,
called the Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR). To find out the
actual loads on your front and
rear axles, you need to go to a
weigh station and weigh your
vehicle. Your dealer can help
you with this. Be sure to spread
out your load equally on both
sides of the centerline.
Never exceed the GVWR for
your vehicle or the GAWR for
either the front or rear axle.
{ WARNING
Do not load the vehicle any
heavier than the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating
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(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
shorten the life of the vehicle.
Notice: Overloading the
vehicle may cause damage.
Repairs would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. Do
not overload the vehicle.
If you put things inside your
vehicle — like suitcases, tools,
packages, or anything else, they
will go as fast as the vehicle
goes. If you have to stop or turn
quickly, or if there is a crash,
they will keep going.
Things you put 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. 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.
.
When you carry something
inside the vehicle, secure
it whenever you can.
.
Do not leave a seat folded
down unless you need to.
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Starting and
Operating
New Vehicle Break-In
Notice: The vehicle does not
need an elaborate break-in. But it
will perform better in the long run
if you follow these guidelines:
.
If you have all-wheel drive,
keep your speed at 88 km/h
(55 mph) or less for the first
805 km (500 mi).
.
Do not drive at any one
constant speed, fast or slow,
for the first 805 km (500 mi).
Do not make full-throttle
starts. Avoid downshifting to
brake or slow the vehicle.
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Avoid making hard stops for
the first 322 km (200 mi) or
so. During this time the new
brake linings are not yet
broken in. Hard stops with
new linings can mean
premature wear and earlier
replacement. Follow this
breaking-in guideline every
time you get new brake
linings.
Do not tow a trailer during
break-in. See Driving
Characteristics and Towing
Tips on page 9‑42 for the
trailer towing capabilities of
your vehicle and more
information.
Following break‐in, engine speed
and load can be gradually
increased.
Ignition Positions
and turn it only with your hand.
If the key cannot be turned by
hand, see your dealer.
( (STOPPING THE ENGINE/
LOCK/OFF): When the vehicle is
stopped, turn the ignition switch to
LOCK/OFF to turn the engine off.
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
will remain active. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) on
page 9‑18.
The ignition switch has four different
positions.
In order to shift out of P (Park), the
ignition must be in ON/RUN or ACC/
ACCESSORY and the brake pedal
must be applied.
Notice: Using a tool to force the
key to turn in the ignition could
cause damage to the switch or
break the key. Use the correct
key, make sure it is all the way in,
This position locks the ignition,
transmission, and the steering
wheel when the key Is removed
from the ignition. The key can be
removed in LOCK/OFF.
The steering can bind with the
wheels turned off center. If this
happens, move the steering wheel
from right to left while turning the
key to ACC/ACCESSORY. If this
does not work, then the vehicle
needs service.
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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:
1. Brake using a firm and steady
pressure. Do not pump the
brakes repeatedly. This may
deplete power assist, requiring
increased brake pedal force.
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.
3. Come to a complete stop, shift
to P (Park), and turn the ignition
to LOCK/OFF. On vehicles with
an automatic transmission, the
shift lever must be in P (Park) to
turn the ignition switch to the
LOCK/OFF position.
4. Set the parking brake. See
Parking Brake on page 9‑26.
{ 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,
turn the ignition to ACC/
ACCESSORY.
ACC (ACC/ACCESSORY): This is
the position in which you can
operate the electrical accessories or
items plugged into the accessory
power outlets. This position unlocks
the ignition and steering wheel. Use
this position if the vehicle must be
pushed or towed.
R (ON/RUN):
This position can be
used to operate the electrical
accessories and to display some
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instrument panel warning and
indicator lights. This position can
also be used for service and
diagnostics, and to verify the proper
operation of the malfunction
indicator lamp as may be required
for emission inspection purposes.
The switch stays in this position
when the engine is running. The
transmission is also unlocked in this
position. If you leave the key in the
ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN
position with the engine off, the
battery could be drained. You may
not be able to start the vehicle if the
battery is allowed to drain for an
extended period of time.
/ (START):
This is the position
that starts the engine. When the
engine starts, release the key. The
ignition switch will return to ON/RUN
for driving.
Key Lock Release
The vehicle has an electronic key
lock release system. This system is
to prevent ignition key removal
unless the shift lever is in P (Park).
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The key lock release will not work if
the battery is charged less than
9-volts, or uncharged. Try charging
or jump starting the battery. See
Jump Starting on page 10‑65.
Starting the Engine
Move the shift lever to P (Park) or
N (Neutral). The engine will not start
in any other position. To restart the
engine when the vehicle is already
moving, use N (Neutral) only.
Notice: Do not try to shift to
P (Park) if the vehicle is moving.
If you do, you could damage the
transmission. Shift to P (Park)
only when the vehicle is stopped.
Notice: 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
on page 9‑49.
Starting Procedure
1. With your foot off the accelerator
pedal, turn the ignition to START.
When the engine starts, let go of
the key. The idle speed will slow
down as the engine warms. Do
not race the engine immediately
after starting it. Operate the
engine and transmission gently
to allow the oil to warm up and
lubricate all moving parts.
The vehicle has a
Computer-Controlled Cranking
System. This feature assists in
starting the engine and protects
components. If the ignition key is
turned to the START position,
and then released when the
engine begins cranking, the
engine will continue cranking for
a few seconds or until the
vehicle starts. If the engine does
not start and the key is held in
START, cranking will be stopped
after 15 seconds to prevent
cranking motor damage. To
prevent gear damage, this
system also prevents cranking if
the engine is already running.
Engine cranking can be stopped
by turning the ignition switch to
the ACC/ACCESSORY or
LOCK/OFF position.
Notice: Cranking the engine for
long periods of time, by returning
the key 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 hold the key in START
for up to a maximum of
15 seconds. Wait at least
15 seconds between each try, to
allow the cranking motor to cool
down. When the engine starts,
let go of the key and accelerator.
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If the vehicle starts briefly but
then stops again, repeat these
steps. This clears the extra
gasoline from the engine. Do not
race the engine immediately
after starting it. Operate the
engine and transmission gently
until the oil warms up and
lubricates all moving parts.
Notice: The engine is designed to
work with the electronics in the
vehicle. If you add electrical parts
or accessories, you could change
the way the engine operates.
Before adding electrical
equipment, check with your
dealer. If you do not, the engine
might not perform properly. Any
resulting damage would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Engine Heater
The engine coolant heater can
provide easier starting and better
fuel economy during engine
warm-up in cold weather conditions
at or below 0°F (−18°C). Vehicles
with an engine coolant heater
should be plugged in at least four
hours before starting. Some models
may have an internal thermostat in
the cord which will prevent engine
coolant heater operation at
temperatures above 0°F (−18°C).
To Use the Engine Coolant
Heater
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Open the hood and unwrap the
electrical cord. The bundled cord
is located on the driver side of
the engine compartment,
between the engine air cleaner
and the windshield washer fluid
reservoir. See Engine
Compartment Overview on
page 10‑5.
3. Plug the cord into a normal,
grounded 110-volt AC outlet.
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{ WARNING
Plugging the cord into an
ungrounded outlet could cause an
electrical shock. Also, the wrong
kind of extension cord could
overheat and cause a fire. You
could be seriously injured. Plug
the cord into a properly grounded
three-prong 110-volt AC outlet.
If the cord will not reach, use a
heavy-duty three-prong extension
cord rated for at least 15 amps.
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.
The length of time the heater should
remain plugged in depends on
several factors. Ask a dealer in the
area where you will be parking the
vehicle for the best advice on this.
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Retained Accessory
Power (RAP)
These vehicle accessories can be
used for up to 10 minutes after the
ignition key is turned off:
.
Audio System
.
Power Windows
.
Sunroof (if equipped)
Power to the windows and sunroof
will work up to 10 minutes or until a
door is opened.
The radio continues to work for
10 minutes or until the driver door is
opened.
For an additional 10 minutes of
operation, close all the doors and
turn the key to ON/RUN and then
back to LOCK/OFF.
All these features will work when the
key is in the ON/RUN or ACC/
ACCESSORY positions.
Shifting Into Park
1. Hold the brake pedal down and
set the parking brake. See
Parking Brake on page 9‑26 for
more information.
2. Move the shift lever into P (Park)
by holding in the button on the
shift lever and pushing the shift
lever all the way toward the front
of the vehicle.
3. Turn the ignition key to
LOCK/OFF.
4. Remove the key and take it with
you. If you can leave the vehicle
with the ignition key in your
hand, the vehicle is in P (Park).
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.
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WARNING (Continued)
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 on
page 9‑18. If you are towing a
trailer, see Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips on page 9‑42.
If you have to leave the vehicle with
the engine running, be sure the
vehicle is in P (Park) and the
parking brake is firmly set before
you leave it. After you have moved
the shift lever into P (Park), hold the
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regular brake pedal down. Then,
see if you can move the shift lever
away from P (Park) without first
pushing the button.
If you can, it means that the shift
lever was not fully locked in
P (Park).
Shifting out of Park
To shift out of P (Park):
The vehicle is equipped with an
electronic shift lock release system.
The shift lock release is
designed to:
1. Place the ignition in ON/RUN.
.
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, your
vehicle may need to be pushed
uphill by another vehicle to relieve
the parking pawl pressure, so you
can shift out of P (Park).
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2. Apply the brake pedal.
3. Press the shift lever button.
Prevent ignition key removal
unless the shift lever is in
P (Park) with the shift lever
button fully released, and
4. Move the shift lever to the
desired position.
Prevent movement of the shift
lever out of P (Park), unless the
ignition is in ON/RUN or ACC/
ACCESSORY and the regular
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 vehicle has an uncharged
battery or a battery with low voltage,
try charging or jump starting the
battery. See Jump Starting on
page 10‑65 for more information.
If you still are unable to shift out of
P (Park):
2. While holding down the brake
pedal, press the shift lever
button again.
3. Move the shift lever to the
desired position.
If you still cannot move the shift
lever from P (Park), see your dealer.
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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.
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.
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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 on page 9‑18
and Engine Exhaust on page 9‑20.
If parking on a hill and pulling a
trailer, see Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips on page 9‑42.
P (Park): This position locks the
front wheels. It is the best position
to use when starting the engine
because the vehicle cannot move
easily.
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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. 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 on
page 9‑18 and Driving
Characteristics and Towing Tips
on page 9‑42.
Make sure the shift lever is fully in
P (Park) before starting the engine.
The vehicle has an automatic
transmission shift lock control
system. With the ignition in ON/
RUN, fully apply the regular brake,
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then press the button on the back of
the shift lever before shifting from
P (Park). If you cannot shift out of
P (Park), ease pressure on the shift
lever, then 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 on
page 9‑19.
R (Reverse): Use this gear to
back up.
Notice: 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.
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 on page 9‑9.
N (Neutral): In this position, the
engine does not connect with the
wheels. To restart the engine when
the vehicle is already moving, use
N (Neutral) only. Also, use
N (Neutral) when the vehicle is
being towed.
{ 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.
Notice: 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.
D (Drive): 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 56 km/h
(35 mph), push the accelerator
pedal about halfway down.
.
Going about 56 km/h (35 mph) or
more, push the accelerator all
the way down.
Notice: If the vehicle seems to
accelerate slowly or not shift
gears when you go faster, and
you continue to drive the vehicle
that way, you could damage the
transmission. Have the vehicle
serviced right away. You can
drive in L (Low) when you are
driving less than 56 km/h (35 mph)
and D (Drive) for higher speeds
until then.
If the vehicle is stopped on a hill,
with your foot off the brake pedal,
the vehicle may roll. This is normal
and is due to the torque converter
designed to improve fuel economy
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highest gear that the transmission
will be allowed to operate in. This
means that all gears below that
number are available. For example,
when 4 (Fourth) is shown next to the
L, 1 (First) through 4 (Fourth) gears
are automatically shifted by the
vehicle. The transmission will not
shift into 5 (Fifth) until the + (Plus)
button is used or you shift back into
D (Drive).
and performance. Use the brake to
hold the vehicle on a hill. Do not use
the accelerator pedal.
L (Low): This position gives you
access to gear ranges. This
provides more engine braking but
lower fuel economy than D (Drive).
You can use it on very steep hills,
or in deep snow or mud. See
Manual Mode on page 9‑23.
Manual Mode
Electronic Range Select
(ERS) Mode
ERS mode allows you to choose the
top-gear limit of the transmission
and the vehicle's speed while
driving downhill or towing a trailer.
The vehicle has an electronic shift
position indicator within the
instrument cluster. When using the
ERS mode a number will display
next to the L, indicating the current
gear that has been selected.
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To use this feature:
1. Move the shift lever to L (Low).
2. Press the + (Plus) or − (Minus)
button on the shift lever, to
increase or decrease the gear
range available.
When you shift from D (Drive) to
L (Low), the transmission will shift to
a pre-determined lower gear range.
The highest gear available for this
pre-determined range is displayed
next to the L in the DIC. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) on
page 5‑22 for more information. The
number displayed in the DIC is the
While in L (Low), the transmission
will prevent shifting to a lower gear
range if the engine speed is too
high. You have a brief period of time
to slow the vehicle. If vehicle speed
is not reduced within the time
allowed, the lower gear range shift
will not be completed. You must
further slow the vehicle, then press
the − (Minus) button to the desired
lower gear range.
Automatic Engine Grade Braking is
not available when the ERS is
active. It is available in D (Drive) for
both normal and Tow/Haul mode.
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While using the ERS, cruise control
and the Tow/Haul mode can be
used. See Tow/Haul Mode following.
Tow/Haul Mode
_ (Tow/Haul): The vehicle may
have a Tow/Haul mode.
The button is located on the
instrument panel under the climate
controls.
Push the button to activate the
system. Push it again to deactivate
the system. You can use this feature
to assist when towing or hauling a
heavy load.
When Tow/Haul is activated the
Tow/Haul symbol will come on in the
instrument cluster. See “Tow/Haul
Mode” under Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips on page 9‑42 for
more information.
Automatic Engine Grade
Braking
Drive Systems
Automatic Engine Grade Braking
assists when driving on a downhill
grade. It maintains vehicle speed by
automatically implementing a shift
schedule that uses the engine and
the transmission to slow the vehicle.
The system will automatically
command downshifts to reduce
vehicle speed, until the brake pedal
is no longer being pressed.
All-Wheel Drive
While in the Electronic Range
Select (ERS) mode, grade braking
is deactivated, allowing the driver to
select a range and limiting the
highest gear available. Grade
braking is available for normal
driving and in Tow/Haul mode.
See Automatic Transmission on
page 9‑21.
Vehicles with this feature transfer
engine power, as required, to all
four wheels. It is fully automatic, and
adjusts itself as needed for road
conditions.
When using a compact spare tire on
an AWD vehicle, the system
automatically detects the compact
spare and reduces AWD
performance to protect the system.
To restore full AWD operation and
prevent excessive wear on the
system, replace the compact spare
with a full-size tire as soon as
possible. See Compact Spare Tire
on page 10‑64.
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Brakes
Antilock Brake
System (ABS)
This vehicle has the 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
might be heard while this test is
going on, and it might 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
on page 5‑19.
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 that 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.
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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.
Using ABS
Do not pump the brakes. Just hold
the brake pedal down firmly and let
ABS work. You might hear the ABS
pump or motor operating and feel
the brake pedal pulsate, but 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.
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Parking Brake
To set the parking brake, hold the
regular brake pedal down, then
push the parking brake pedal down.
If the ignition is on, the brake
system warning light will come on.
See Brake System Warning Light on
page 5‑18.
Notice: 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.
To release the parking brake, hold
the regular brake pedal down, then
push down momentarily on the
parking brake pedal until you feel
the pedal release. Slowly pull your
foot up off the park brake pedal.
If the parking brake is not released
when you begin to drive, the brake
system warning light will be on and
a chime will sound warning you that
the parking brake is still on.
If you are towing a trailer and are
parking on a hill, see Driving
Characteristics and Towing Tips on
page 9‑42.
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)
This vehicle has a Hill Start Assist
(HSA) feature, which may be useful
when the vehicle is stopped on a
grade. This feature is designed to
prevent the vehicle from rolling,
either forward or rearward, during
vehicle drive off. After the driver
completely stops and holds the
vehicle in a complete standstill on a
grade, HSA will be automatically
activated. During the transition
period between when the driver
releases the brake pedal and starts
to accelerate to drive off on a grade,
HSA holds the braking pressure to
ensure that there is no rolling. The
brakes will automatically release
when the accelerator pedal is
applied within the two-second
window. It 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).
Ride Control Systems
StabiliTrak® System
The vehicle has the StabiliTrak
system which combines antilock
brake, traction, and stability control
systems and helps the driver
maintain directional control of the
vehicle in most driving conditions.
When you first start the vehicle and
begin to drive away, the system
performs several diagnostic checks
to ensure there are no problems.
The system may be heard or felt
while it is working. This is normal
and does not mean there is a
problem with the vehicle. The
system should initialize before the
vehicle reaches 32 km/h (20 mph).
In some cases, it may take
approximately 3.2 km (2 mi) of
driving before the system initializes.
If the system fails to turn on or
activate, one of the following
messages will be displayed on the
Driver Information Center (DIC):
SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL,
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SERVICE STABILITRAK, the
StabiliTrak light will come on and
stay and four chimes are heard.
If these conditions are observed,
turn the vehicle off, wait
15 seconds, and then turn it back
on again to reset the system. If any
of these messages still appear on
the Driver Information Center (DIC),
the vehicle should be taken in for
service. For more information on the
DIC messages, see Ride Control
System Messages on page 5‑33.
The StabiliTrak light will flash on the
instrument cluster when the system
is both on and activated.
The system may be heard or felt
while it is working; this is normal.
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Driving and Operating
system. See “Traction Control
Operation” following for more
information.
The traction control button is located
on the instrument panel.
The traction control part of
StabiliTrak can be turned off by
pressing and releasing the traction
control button.
Traction control can be turned on by
pressing and releasing the traction
control button and the appropriate
TRACTION CONTROL ON
message will be displayed, if not
automatically shut off for any other
reason.
When the traction control system is
turned off, the appropriate
TRACTION CONTROL OFF
message will be displayed on the
DIC. The vehicle will still have
brake-traction control when traction
control is off, but will not be able to
use the engine speed management
When the traction control system
has been turned off, system noises
may be heard and felt as a result of
the brake-traction control working.
It is recommended to leave the
system on for normal driving
conditions, but it may be necessary
to turn the system off if the vehicle
is stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow,
and you want to “rock” the vehicle to
attempt to free it. It may also be
necessary to turn off the system
when driving in extreme off-road
conditions where high wheel spin is
required. See If the Vehicle Is Stuck
on page 9‑9.
Traction Control Operation
The traction control system is part of
the StabiliTrak system. Traction
control limits wheel spin by reducing
engine power to the wheels (engine
speed management) and by
applying the brakes as necessary.
The traction control system is
enabled automatically when the
vehicle is started. It will activate and
the StabiliTrak light will flash if it
senses that any of the wheels are
spinning or beginning to lose
traction while driving. If traction
control is turned off, only the
brake-traction control portion of
traction control will work. The
engine speed management will be
disabled. In this mode, engine
power is not reduced automatically
and the driven wheels can spin
more freely. This can cause the
brake-traction control to activate
constantly.
Notice: If the wheel(s) of one axle
is allowed to spin excessively
while the StabiliTrak®, ABS, brake
warning lights, and any relevant
DIC messages are displayed, the
transfer case could be damaged.
The repairs would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. Reduce
engine power and do not spin the
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wheel(s) excessively while these
lights and messages are
displayed.
The traction control system may
activate on dry or rough roads or
under conditions such as heavy
acceleration while turning or abrupt
upshifts/downshifts of the
transmission. When this happens, a
reduction in acceleration may be
noticed, or a noise or vibration may
be heard. This is normal.
If cruise control is being used when
the system activates, the StabiliTrak
light will flash and cruise control will
automatically disengage. Cruise
control may be reengaged when
road conditions allow. See Cruise
Control on page 9‑29.
StabiliTrak may also turn off
automatically if it determines that a
problem exists with the system.
If the problem does not clear itself
after restarting the vehicle, see your
dealer for service.
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Cruise Control
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).
When the brakes are applied, the
cruise control is disengaged.
{ WARNING
Cruise control can be dangerous
where you cannot drive safely at
a steady speed. So, do not use
the cruise control on winding
roads or in heavy traffic.
Cruise control can be dangerous
on slippery roads. 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.
The cruise control buttons are
located on left side of the steering
wheel.
T (On/Off): Press to turn cruise
control on and off. The indicator
comes on when the cruise control
is on.
+ RES (Resume/Accelerate):
Press briefly to make the vehicle
resume to a previously set speed,
or press and hold to accelerate.
SET–: Press to set the speed and
activate cruise control or to make
the vehicle decelerate.
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Driving and Operating
[ (Cancel):
Resuming a Set Speed
Setting Cruise Control
If the cruise control is set at a
desired speed and then the brakes
are applied, the cruise control is
disengaged without erasing the set
speed from memory.
Press to disengage
cruise control without erasing the
set speed from memory.
If the cruise button is on when not in
use, it could get bumped and go into
cruise when not desired. Keep the
cruise control switch off when cruise
is not being used.
The cruise control light on the
instrument cluster comes on after
the cruise control has been set to
the desired speed.
1. Press the I button to turn the
cruise control system on.
2. Get up to the speed desired.
3. Press and release the SET–
button located on the steering
wheel.
4. Take your foot off the
accelerator.
Once the vehicle speed is 40 km/h
(25 mph) or greater, press the +RES
button on the steering wheel. The
vehicle returns to the previously set
speed and stays there.
Increasing Speed While Using
Cruise Control
Reducing Speed While Using
Cruise Control
If the cruise control system is
already activated:
.
Press and hold the SET– button
on the steering wheel until the
lower speed desired is reached,
then release it.
.
To slow down in small amounts,
press the SET– button briefly.
Each time this is done, the
vehicle goes about 1.6 km/h
(1 mph) slower.
If the cruise control system is
already activated:
Passing Another Vehicle While
Using Cruise Control
.
Press and hold the +RES button
on the steering wheel until the
desired speed is reached, then
release it.
.
To increase vehicle speed in
small increments, press the
+RES button briefly. Each time
this is done, the vehicle goes
about 1.6 km/h (1 mph) faster.
Use the accelerator pedal to
increase vehicle speed. When you
take your foot off the pedal, the
vehicle will slow down to the
previously set cruise speed.
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Using Cruise Control on Hills
How well the cruise control will work
on hills depends upon the vehicle
speed, load, and the steepness of
the hills. When going up steep hills,
you might have to step on the
accelerator pedal to maintain the
vehicle speed. When going
downhill, you might have to brake or
shift to a lower gear to keep the
vehicle speed down. When the
brakes are applied the cruise control
is disengaged.
Ending Cruise Control
There are three ways to end cruise
control:
.
Step lightly on the brake pedal.
.
Press the
.
To turn off the cruise control,
press T on the steering wheel.
[ button.
Erasing Speed Memory
The cruise control set speed is
erased from memory by pressing
T or if the ignition is turned off.
Object Detection
Systems
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
If available, the Ultrasonic Rear
Parking Assist (URPA) system
assists the driver with parking and
avoiding objects while in
R (Reverse). URPA operates at
speeds less than 8 km/h (5 mph).
The sensors on the rear bumper are
used to detect objects up to
2.5 m (8 ft) behind the vehicle, and
at least 25 cm (10 in) off the ground
and below liftgate level.
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WARNING (Continued)
It is not available at speeds
greater than 8 km/h (5 mph). To
prevent injury, death, or vehicle
damage, even with URPA, always
check the area around the vehicle
and check all mirrors before
backing.
How the System Works
URPA comes on automatically when
the shift lever is moved into
R (Reverse). A single tone sounds
to indicate the system is working.
{ WARNING
URPA operates only at speeds less
than 8 km/h (5 mph).
The URPA system does not
detect children, pedestrians,
bicyclists, animals, or objects
below the bumper or that are too
close or too far from the vehicle.
(Continued)
An obstacle is indicated by audible
beeps. The interval between the
beeps becomes shorter as the
vehicle gets closer to the obstacle.
When the distance is less than
30 cm (12 in) the beeping is a
continuous tone for five seconds.
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To be detected, objects must be at
least 25 cm (10 in) off the ground
and below liftgate level. Objects
must also be within 2.5 m (8 ft) from
the rear bumper. This detection
distance may be less during warmer
or humid weather.
PARK ASST BLOCKED SEE
OWNERS MANUAL: This
message can occur under the
following conditions:
.
The ultrasonic sensors are not
clean. Keep the vehicle's rear
bumper free of mud, dirt, snow,
ice, and slush. For cleaning
instructions, see Exterior Care
on page 10‑72.
.
The park assist sensors are
covered by frost or ice. Frost or
ice can form around and behind
the sensors and may not always
be seen; this can occur after
washing the vehicle in cold
weather. The message may not
clear until the frost or ice has
melted.
Turning the System On and Off
The system can be disabled through
the Driver Information Center (DIC).
See “Park Assist” under Driver
Information Center (DIC) on
page 5‑22 for more information.
URPA defaults to the on setting
each time the vehicle is started.
When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
The following messages may be
displayed on the DIC:
.
A trailer was attached to the
vehicle, or an object was
hanging out of the liftgate during
the last drive cycle. Once the
object is removed, URPA will
return to normal operation.
.
A tow bar is attached to the
vehicle.
SERVICE PARK ASSIST: If this
message occurs, take the vehicle to
your dealer to repair the system.
.
The bumper is damaged. Take
the vehicle to your dealer to
repair the system.
.
Other conditions, such as
vibrations from a jackhammer or
the compression of air brakes on
a very large truck, are affecting
system performance.
Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA)
If available, the Side Blind Zone
Alert system is a lane changing aid
that assists drivers with avoiding
crashes that occur with vehicles in
the side blind zones.
{ WARNING
SBZA does not detect vehicles
rapidly approaching outside of the
side blind zones, pedestrians,
bicyclists, or animals. Failure to
use proper care when changing
lanes may result in injury, death,
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WARNING (Continued)
or vehicle damage. Before
making a lane change, always
check mirrors, glance over your
shoulder, and use the turn
signals.
5.0 m (16 ft). The height of the zone
is approximately between
0.5 m (1.5 ft) and 2.0 m (6 ft) off the
ground.
Use caution while changing lanes
when towing a trailer, as the SBZA
detection zones that extend back
from the sides of the vehicle do not
move further back when a trailer is
towed.
How the System Works
The SBZA symbol lights up in the
side mirrors when the system
detects a vehicle in the side blind
zone, indicating it may be unsafe to
change lanes. Before making a lane
change, check the SBZA display,
check all mirrors, glance over your
shoulder, and use the turn signals.
SBZA Detection Zones
The SBZA sensor covers a zone of
approximately one lane over from
both sides of the vehicle, 3.5 m
(11 ft). This zone starts at each side
mirror and goes back approximately
Left Side Mirror Right Side Mirror
Display
Display
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When the vehicle is started, both
outside mirror SBZA displays will
briefly come on to indicate the
system is operating. When the
vehicle is moving forward, the left or
right side mirror display will light up
if a 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
to give you extra warning not to
change lanes.
At speeds greater then 32 km/h
(20 mph), SBZA displays may come
on when approaching or passing
other vehicles. SBZA displays may
come on when a passed vehicle
remains in or drops back into the
detection zone. SBZA can be
disabled through the Driver
Information Center (DIC). See Driver
Information Center (DIC) on
page 5‑22. If SBZA is disabled by
the driver, the SBZA mirror displays
will not light up.
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Driving and Operating
When the System Does Not Seem
To Work Properly
Missed alerts can occur under
normal circumstances and will
increase in wet conditions. The
system does not need to be
serviced. SBZA is designed to
ignore stationary objects; however,
the system may occasionally light
up due to guard rails, signs, trees,
shrubs, and other stationary objects.
This is normal system operation, the
vehicle does not need service.
If the SBZA displays do not light up
when the system is on and vehicles
are in the blind zone, the system
may need service. Take the vehicle
to your dealer.
SBZA does not operate when the
SBZA sensors in the left or right
corners of the rear bumper are
covered with mud, dirt, snow, ice,
slush, or in heavy rainstorms. For
cleaning instructions, see “Washing
the Vehicle” under Exterior Care on
page 10‑72. If the DIC still displays
the SIDE DETECTION SYS
TEMPORARILY OFF message after
cleaning the bumper, see your
dealer.
The SBZA displays may remain on
if a trailer is attached to the vehicle,
or a bicycle or object is extending
out to either side of the vehicle.
When SBZA is disabled for any
reason other than the driver turning
it off, it cannot be turned back on.
The SIDE BLIND ZONE ALERT ON
option will not be selectable if the
conditions for normal system
operation are not met.
SBZA Error Messages
The following messages may
appear in the DIC:
SIDE BLIND ZONE ALERT
SYSTEM OFF: This message
indicates that the driver has turned
the system off.
SIDE DETECTION SYS
TEMPORARILY OFF: This
message indicates that the SBZA
system is disabled either because
the sensor cannot detect vehicles in
your blind zone, or the vehicle is
passing through an open field of
view 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 on page 10‑72.
SERVICE SIDE DETECTION
SYSTEM: If this message appears,
both SBZA displays will remain on
indicating there is a problem with
the SBZA system. If these displays
remain on after continued driving,
the system needs service. Take the
vehicle to your dealer.
FCC Information
See Radio Frequency Statement on
page 13‑20 for information
regarding Part 15 of the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC)
rules and Industry Canada
Standards RSS-GEN/210/220/310.
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Rear Vision
Camera (RVC)
The vehicle may have an RVC
system. Read this entire section
before using it.
{ WARNING
The RVC system does not display
children, pedestrians, bicyclists,
animals, or any other object
located outside the camera's field
of view, below the bumper,
or under the vehicle. Perceived
distances may be different from
actual distances. Do not back the
vehicle using only the RVC
screen, during longer, higher
speed backing maneuvers,
or where there could be cross
traffic. Failure to use proper care
before backing may result in
injury, death, or vehicle damage.
Always check behind and around
the vehicle before backing.
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The rear vision camera system is
designed to help the driver when
backing up by displaying a view of
the area behind the vehicle. When
the driver shifts the vehicle into
R (Reverse), the video image
automatically appears on the
infotainment screen. Once the driver
shifts out of R (Reverse), the screen
will go back to the last screen that
had been displayed, after a delay.
The display remains on after shifting
out of R (Reverse) for approximately
10 seconds. The display can be
canceled during this time by
performing one of the following:
Turning the Rear Vision Camera
System On or Off
Symbols
To turn the rear vision camera
system on or off:
1. Shift into P (Park).
2. Press the Settings menu button
on the Home screen of the
infotainment system.
3. Select the Rear Camera screen
button. The Rear Camera screen
displays.
4. Select Rear Camera display and
then select ON or OFF.
.
Press a hard key on the
infotainment system.
.
Shift into P (Park).
.
Reach a vehicle speed of
8 km/h (5 mph).
The RVC system may have a
feature that lets the driver view
symbols on the RVC screen while
using the rear vision camera. The
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist
(URPA) system must not be
disabled to use the caution symbols.
See Ultrasonic Parking Assist on
page 9‑31.
The symbols appear when an object
has been detected by the URPA
system. The symbol may cover the
object when viewing the RVC
screen.
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To turn the symbols on or off:
1. Shift into P (Park).
2. Press the Settings menu button
on the Home screen of the
infotainment system.
3. Select the Rear Camera screen
button. The Rear Camera screen
displays.
4. Select Park Assist Symbols and
then select ON or OFF.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
On vehicles with RCTA, a red
warning triangle with an arrow may
also display on the RVC screen to
warn of traffic coming from either
direction. Three beeps will sound
from the speaker on that side. This
system detects objects coming from
up to 20 m (65 ft) from the left or
right side behind the vehicle.
Use caution while backing up when
towing a trailer, as the RCTA
detection zones that extend out
from the back of your vehicle do not
move further back when a trailer is
towed.
The RCTA system can be disabled
through the Driver Information
Center (DIC). See Driver
Information Center (DIC) on
page 5‑22.
Rear Vision Camera Location
The camera is located above the
license plate.
The area displayed by the camera is
limited and does not display objects
that are close to either corner or
under the bumper. The area
displayed can vary depending on
vehicle orientation or road
conditions. The distance of the
image that appears on the screen
differs from the actual distance.
The following illustrations show the
field of view that the camera
provides.
1. View displayed by the camera.
1. View displayed by the camera.
2. Corner of the rear bumper.
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When the System Does Not
Seem To Work Properly
The rear vision camera system
might not work properly or display a
clear image if:
.
The RVC is turned off. See
“Turning the Rear Camera
System On or Off” earlier in this
section.
.
It is dark.
.
The sun or the beam of
headlights is shining directly into
the camera lens.
.
.
.
Ice, snow, mud, or anything else
builds up on the camera lens.
Clean the lens, rinse it with
water, and wipe it with a soft
cloth.
The back of the vehicle is in an
accident. The position and
mounting angle of the camera
can change or the camera can
be affected. Be sure to have the
camera and its position and
mounting angle checked at your
dealer.
There are extreme temperature
changes.
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Fuel
Use of the recommended fuel is an
important part of the proper
maintenance of this vehicle. To help
keep the engine clean and maintain
optimum vehicle performance, we
recommend the use of gasoline
advertised as TOP TIER Detergent
Gasoline.
Look for the TOP TIER label on the
fuel pump to ensure gasoline meets
enhanced detergency standards
developed by auto companies. A list
of marketers providing TOP TIER
Detergent Gasoline can be found at
www.toptiergas.com. TOP TIER
gasoline is only available in the U.S.
and Canada.
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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
flex fuel vehicles.
Recommended Fuel
Use regular unleaded gasoline with
a posted octane rating of 87 or
higher. If the octane rating is less
than 87, an audible knocking noise
may be heard. If this occurs, use a
gasoline rated at 87 octane or
higher as soon as possible. If heavy
knocking is heard when using a
higher octane rated gasoline, the
engine needs service.
{ 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 that are not
reformulated for low emissions can
contain an octane-enhancing
additive called
methylcyclopentadienyl manganese
tricarbonyl (MMT). Do not use
gasolines 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.
Gasoline Specifications
At a minimum, gasoline should meet
ASTM specification D 4814. Some
gasolines contain an
octane-enhancing additive called
methylcyclopentadienyl manganese
tricarbonyl (MMT). We recommend
against the use of gasolines
containing MMT. See “Prohibited
Fuels" in Fuel Additives on
page 9‑39.
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California Fuel
Requirements
Fuels in Foreign
Countries
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 might
be affected. The malfunction
indicator lamp could turn on and the
vehicle may not pass a smog-check
test. See Malfunction Indicator
Lamp on page 5‑16. 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.
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, or any other fuel not
recommended. Costly repairs
caused by use of improper fuel
would not be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
Fuel Additives
To provide cleaner air, all gasolines
in the United States are now
required to contain additives that
help prevent engine and fuel system
deposits from forming, allowing the
emission control system to work
properly. In most cases, nothing
should have to be added to the fuel.
However, some gasolines contain
only the minimum amount of
additive required to meet U.S.
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Environmental Protection Agency
regulations. To help keep fuel
injectors and intake valves clean
and avoid problems due to dirty
injectors or valves, look for gasoline
that is advertised as TOP TIER
Detergent Gasoline. Look for the
TOP TIER label on the fuel pump to
ensure gasoline meets enhanced
detergency standards developed by
the auto companies. A list of
marketers providing TOP TIER
Detergent Gasoline can be found at
www.toptiergas.com.
For customers who do not use TOP
TIER Detergent Gasoline regularly,
one bottle of Fuel System Treatment
PLUS, part number 88861013,
added to the fuel tank at every
engine oil change, can help clean
deposits from fuel injectors and
intake valves. GM Fuel System
Treatment PLUS is the only
gasoline additive recommended by
General Motors. It is available at
your dealer.
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Gasolines containing oxygenates,
such as ethers and ethanol, and
reformulated gasolines might be
available in your area. We
recommend that you use these
gasolines, if they comply with the
specifications described earlier.
However, E85 (85% ethanol) and
other fuels containing more than
15% ethanol must not be used in
vehicles that were not designed for
those fuels.
Notice: This vehicle was not
designed for fuel that contains
methanol. 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 that are
not reformulated for low
emissions can contain an
octane-enhancing additive called
methylcyclopentadienyl manganese
tricarbonyl (MMT); ask the attendant
where you buy gasoline whether the
fuel contains MMT. We recommend
against the use of such gasolines.
Fuels containing MMT can reduce
spark plug life and affect emission
control system performance. The
malfunction indicator lamp might
turn on. If this occurs, return to your
dealer for service.
WARNING (Continued)
.
Do not leave the fuel pump
unattended.
.
Do not reenter the vehicle
while pumping fuel.
.
Keep children away from the
fuel pump and never let
children pump fuel.
.
Fuel can spray out if the fuel
cap is opened too quickly.
This spray can happen if the
tank is nearly full, and is
more likely in hot weather.
Open the fuel cap slowly and
wait for any hiss noise to stop
then unscrew the cap all
the way
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.
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The tethered fuel cap is located
behind a hinged fuel door on the
driver side of the vehicle.
To open the fuel door, push the
rearward center edge in and release
and it will open.
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When replacing the fuel cap, turn it
clockwise until it clicks. Make sure
the cap is fully installed. The
diagnostic system can determine if
the fuel cap has been left off or
improperly installed. This would
allow fuel to evaporate into the
atmosphere. See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp on page 5‑16.
{ WARNING
To remove the fuel cap, turn it
slowly counterclockwise. The fuel
cap has a spring in it; if the cap is
released too soon, it will spring back
to the right.
While refueling, hang the tethered
fuel cap from the hook on the
fuel door.
Be careful not to spill fuel. Do not
top off or overfill the tank and 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 on page 10‑72.
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.
Notice: If a new fuel cap is
needed, be sure to get the right
type of cap from your dealer. The
wrong type of fuel cap might not
fit properly, might cause the
malfunction indicator lamp to
light, and could damage the fuel
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tank and emissions system. See
Malfunction Indicator Lamp on
page 5‑16.
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container
{ 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
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.
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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.
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 on page 10‑68.
For towing the vehicle behind
another vehicle such as a motor
home, see Recreational Vehicle
Towing on page 10‑69.
Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips
Driving with a Trailer
When towing a trailer:
.
Become familiar with the state
and local laws that apply
specifically to trailer towing.
.
Do not tow a trailer during the
first 800 km (500 mi), to prevent
damage to the engine, axle or
other parts.
.
Then, during the first 800 km
(500 mi) trailer towing, do not
drive over 80 km/h (50 mph) and
do not make starts at full throttle.
.
The vehicle can tow in D (Drive)
but M (Manual Mode) is
recommended. See Manual
Mode on page 9‑23. Use a lower
gear if the transmission shifts
too often.
{ 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:
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WARNING (Continued)
.
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 on page 9‑20.
Towing a trailer requires a certain
amount of experience. The
combination you are driving is
longer and not as responsive as the
vehicle itself. Get acquainted with
the handling and braking of the rig
before setting out for the open road.
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.
During the trip, check occasionally
to be sure that the load is secure
and the lamps and any trailer
brakes still work.
Towing with a Stability Control
System
When towing, the sound of the
stability control system might be
heard. The system is reacting to the
vehicle movement caused by the
trailer, which mainly occurs during
cornering. This is normal when
towing heavier trailers.
Following Distance
Stay at least twice as far behind the
vehicle ahead as you would when
driving the vehicle without a trailer.
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This can help to avoid situations
that require heavy braking and
sudden turns.
Passing
More passing distance is needed
when towing a trailer. Because the
rig is longer, it is necessary to go
farther beyond the passed vehicle
before returning to the lane.
Backing Up
Hold the bottom of the steering
wheel with one hand. To move the
trailer to the left, move your 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
Notice: 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.
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When turning with a trailer, make
wider turns than normal so the
trailer will not strike soft shoulders,
curbs, road signs, trees or other
objects. Use the turn signal well in
advance and avoid jerky or sudden
maneuvers.
transmission is not shifted down, the
brakes might have to be used so
much that they would get hot and no
longer work well.
Turn Signals When Towing a
Trailer
The Tow/Haul Mode may be used if
the transmission shifts too often.
See Tow/Haul Mode on page 9‑24.
The turn signal indicators on the
instrument cluster flash whenever
signaling a turn or lane change.
Properly hooked up, the trailer
lamps also flash, telling other
drivers the vehicle is turning,
changing lanes or stopping.
When towing a trailer, the arrows on
the instrument cluster flash for turns
even if the bulbs on the trailer are
burned out. Check occasionally to
be sure the trailer bulbs are still
working.
Driving on Grades
Reduce speed and shift to a lower
gear before starting down a long or
steep downgrade. If the
The vehicle can tow in D (Drive).
Use a lower gear if the transmission
shifts too often.
When towing at high altitude on
steep uphill grades, engine coolant
boils 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 vehicle could show
signs similar to engine overheating.
To avoid this, let the engine run
while parked, preferably on level
ground, with the transmission in
P (Park) for a few minutes before
turning the engine off. If the
overheat warning comes on, see
Engine Overheating on page 10‑16.
Parking on Hills
{ 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 brake pedal
until the chocks absorb the load.
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4. Reapply the brake pedal. Then
apply the parking brake and shift
into P (Park).
Leaving After Parking on a Hill
especially important in trailer
operation are automatic
transmission fluid, engine oil, axle
lubricant, belts, cooling system and
brake system. Inspect these before
and during the trip.
1. Apply and hold the brake pedal
while you:
Check periodically to see that all
hitch nuts and bolts are tight.
.
Start the engine.
.
Shift into a gear.
Engine Cooling When Trailer
Towing
5. Release the brake pedal.
.
Release the parking brake.
2. Let up on the brake pedal.
3. Drive slowly until the trailer is
clear of the chocks.
4. Stop and have someone pick up
and store the chocks.
Maintenance When Trailer
Towing
The vehicle needs service more
often when pulling a trailer. See the
Maintenance Schedule on
page 11‑3. Things that are
The cooling system may temporarily
overheat during severe operating
conditions. See Engine Overheating
on page 10‑16.
Trailer Towing
Three important considerations
have to do with weight:
.
The weight of the trailer
.
The weight of the trailer tongue
.
The total weight on the vehicle's
tires
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Weight of the Trailer
How heavy can a trailer safely be?
Speed, altitude, road grades,
outside temperature, special
equipment, and the amount of
tongue weight the vehicle can carry
must be considered. See “Weight of
the Trailer Tongue” later in this
section for more information.
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.
Use the following chart to determine
how much the vehicle can weigh,
based upon the vehicle model and
options.
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Vehicle
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive, V92 Trailer Towing Package
All-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive, V92 Trailer Towing Package
Maximum Trailer Weight
*GCWR
907 kg (2,000 lbs)
3 402 kg (7,500 lbs)
2 041 kg (4,500 lbs)
4 309 kg (9,500 lbs)
907 kg (2,000 lbs)
3 493 kg (7,700 lbs)
2 041 kg (4,500 lbs)
4 400 kg (9,700 lbs)
*The Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) is the total allowable weight of the completely loaded vehicle and
trailer including any passengers, cargo, equipment and conversions. The GCWR for the vehicle should not be
exceeded.
Ask your dealer for our trailering
information or advice. See
Customer Assistance Offices (U.S.
and Canada) on page 13‑5 or
Customer Assistance Offices
(Mexico) on page 13‑5 for more
information.
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 on page 9‑9
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If a weight-carrying hitch or a
weight-distributing hitch is being
used, the trailer tongue (1) should
weigh 10-15 percent 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.
Trailering may be limited by the
vehicle's ability to carry tongue
weight. Tongue weight cannot cause
the vehicle to exceed the GVWR
(Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) or
the RGAWR (Rear Gross Axle
Weight Rating). The effect of
additional weight may reduce the
trailering capacity more than the
total of the additional weight.
It is important that the vehicle does
not exceed any of its ratings —
GCWR, GVWR, RGAWR, Maximum
Trailer Rating or Tongue Weight.
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The only way to be sure it is not
exceeding any of these ratings is to
weigh the vehicle and trailer.
Towing Equipment
Total Weight on the Vehicle's
Tires
It is important to have the correct
hitch equipment. Crosswinds, large
trucks going by, and rough roads
are a few reasons why the right
hitch is needed.
Inflate the vehicle's tires to the
upper limit for cold tires. These
numbers can be found on the
Certification label or see Vehicle
Load Limits on page 9‑9 for more
information. Do not go over the
GVW limit for the vehicle, or the
GAWR, including the weight of the
trailer tongue. If using a weight
distributing hitch, do not go over the
rear axle limit before applying the
weight distribution spring bars.
Hitches
.
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.
.
Will any holes be made in the
body of the vehicle when the
trailer hitch is installed? If so,
then be sure to seal the holes
when the hitch is removed. If the
holes are not sealed, dirt, water,
and deadly carbon monoxide
(CO) from the exhaust may get
into the vehicle. See Engine
Exhaust on page 9‑20.
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Weight-Distributing Hitches and
Weight Carrying Hitches
1. Body-to-Ground Distance
2. Front of Vehicle
When using a weight-distributing
hitch, the hitch must be adjusted so
that the distance (1) remains the
same both before and after coupling
the trailer to the tow vehicle.
Safety Chains
Trailer Wiring Harness
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.
Always leave just enough slack so
the rig can turn. Never allow safety
chains to drag on the ground.
Basic Trailer Wiring
Trailer Brakes
The seven-wire harness contains
the following trailer circuits:
A loaded trailer that weighs more
than 450 kg (1,000 lbs) needs to
have its own brake system that is
adequate for the weight of the
trailer. 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 try to tap into the
vehicle's hydraulic brake system.
If you do, both brake systems will
not work well, or at all.
The trailer wiring harness, with a
seven-pin connector, is located at
the rear of the vehicle and is tied to
the vehicle's frame. The harness
connector can be plugged into a
seven-pin universal heavy-duty
trailer connector available through
your dealer.
.
Yellow: Left Stop/Turn Signal
.
Dark Green: Right Stop/Turn
Signal
.
Brown: Taillamps
.
Black: Ground
.
Light Green: Back-up Lamps
.
Red/Black: Battery Feed
.
Dark Blue: Trailer Brake*
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*The fuse for this circuit is installed
in the underhood electrical center,
but the wires are not connected.
They should be connected by your
dealer or a qualified service center.
If the back-up lamp circuit is not
functional, contact your dealer.
If a remote (non-vehicle) battery is
being charged, press the Tow/Haul
mode switch located on the center
console near the climate controls.
This will boost the vehicle system
voltage and properly charge the
battery. If the trailer is too light for
Tow/Haul mode, turn on the
headlamps (non-HID only) as a
second way to boost the vehicle
system and charge the battery.
Electric Trailer Brake Control
Wiring Provisions
These wiring provisions for an
electric trailer brake controller are
included with the vehicle as part of
the trailer wiring package. The
instrument panel contains blunt cut
wires above the parking brake
assembly for the electric trailer
brake controller. The harness
contains the following wires:
.
Red/Black: Power Supply
.
White: Brake Switch Signal
.
Gray: Illumination
.
Dark Blue: Trailer Brake Signal
.
Black: Ground
The electric trailer brake controller
should be installed by your dealer or
a qualified service center.
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Conversions and
Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical
Equipment
Notice: Some electrical
equipment can damage the
vehicle or cause components to
not work and would not be
covered by the 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 on page 3‑33 and Adding
Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped
Vehicle on page 3‑33.
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Vehicle Care
Vehicle Care
General Information
General Information . . . . . . . . . .
California Proposition
65 Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Perchlorate
Materials Requirements . . . .
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10-2
10-2
10-3
10-3
Vehicle Checks
Doing Your Own
Service Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-3
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-4
Engine Compartment
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-5
Engine Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-6
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-7
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . 10-9
Automatic Transmission
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-10
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . 10-10
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12
Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12
Engine Overheating . . . . . . . . 10-16
Overheated Engine
Protection
Operating Mode . . . . . . . . . . . 10-17
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . 10-18
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-18
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-19
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-20
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-22
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-22
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . 10-22
Automatic Transmission Shift
Lock Control Function
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-23
Ignition Transmission Lock
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-23
Park Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . 10-23
Wiper Blade
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-24
Windshield Replacement . . . 10-25
Headlamp Aiming
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Bulb Replacement
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
10-1
Taillamps, Turn Signal, and
Stoplamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-26
License Plate Lamp . . . . . . . . 10-26
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . 10-27
Electrical System
High Voltage Devices and
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-27
Electrical System
Overload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-27
Fuses and Circuit
Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-28
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-28
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-31
Wheels and Tires
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-34
All-Season Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-35
Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-35
Summer Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-36
Tire Sidewall Labeling . . . . . . 10-36
Tire Designations . . . . . . . . . . . 10-38
Tire Terminology and
Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-39
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-41
Tire Pressure Monitor
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-43
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Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-44
Tire Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-47
Tire Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-47
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-48
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . 10-49
Different Size Tires and
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-51
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-51
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-53
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . 10-53
Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-54
If a Tire Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . . 10-54
Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-56
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . 10-64
Jump Starting
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-65
Towing
Towing the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . 10-68
Recreational Vehicle
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-69
Appearance Care
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:
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-72
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-75
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-78
California Proposition
65 Warning
Most motor vehicles, including this
one, contain and/or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to
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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.
California Perchlorate
Materials Requirements
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.
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.
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Vehicle Checks
Doing Your Own
Service Work
{ WARNING
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.
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.
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.
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
on page 13‑16.
Also, see Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on
page 3‑33.
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This vehicle has an airbag system.
Before attempting to do your own
service work, see Servicing the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on
page 3‑33.
Keep a record with all parts receipts
and list the mileage and the date of
any service work performed. See
Maintenance Records on
page 11‑14.
Notice: Even small amounts of
contamination can cause damage
to vehicle systems. Do not allow
contaminants to contact the
fluids, reservoir caps,
or dipsticks.
Hood
To open the hood:
2. At the front of the vehicle, pull
up on the bottom center of the
grille, and push the secondary
hood release to the left.
3. After the lid has been partially
lifted, a gas strut automatically
lifts and holds the hood in the
fully open position.
1. Pull the hood release handle
with this symbol on it. It is
located under the instrument
panel on the driver side of the
vehicle.
Before closing the hood, be sure all
filler caps are on properly.
Pull the hood down to close. Lower
the hood until the lifting pressure of
the strut is reduced. Then allow the
hood to fall and latch into place
under its own weight. Check to
make sure the hood is closed. If the
hood does not fully latch, gently
push the hood down at the front and
center until it is completely latched.
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Engine Compartment Overview
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1. Radiator Pressure Cap. See
Cooling System on page 10‑12.
2. Engine Coolant Recovery Cap.
See Cooling System on
page 10‑12.
3. Remote Negative (−) Terminal.
See Jump Starting on
page 10‑65.
8. Engine Cover on page 10‑6.
Engine Cover
9. Engine Oil Dipstick (Out of
View). See “Checking Engine
Oil” under Engine Oil on
page 10‑7.
4. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block on page 10‑28.
10. Automatic Transmission Fluid
Dipstick. See “Checking the
Fluid Level” under Automatic
Transmission Fluid on
page 10‑10.
5. Remote Positive (+) Terminal.
See Jump Starting on
page 10‑65.
11. Brake Master Cylinder
Reservoir. See “Brake Fluid”
under Brakes on page 10‑19.
6. Power Steering Reservoir and
Cap (Under Engine Cover). See
Power Steering Fluid on
page 10‑18.
12. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on
page 10‑10.
1. Oil Fill Cap
13. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See “Adding Washer
Fluid” under Washer Fluid on
page 10‑18.
To remove:
7. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See “When
to Add Engine Oil” under Engine
Oil on page 10‑7.
2. Engine Cover
1. Remove the oil fill cap (1).
2. Raise the engine cover (2) to
release it from the retainers.
3. Lift and remove the engine
cover.
4. Reverse Steps 1–3 to reinstall
engine cover.
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Engine Oil
Checking 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:
It is a good idea to check the engine
oil level at each fuel fill. In order to
get an accurate reading, the vehicle
must be on level ground. The
engine oil dipstick handle is a loop.
See Engine Compartment Overview
on page 10‑5 for the location of the
engine oil dipstick.
.
.
Always 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” in this section.
.
Change the engine oil at the
appropriate time. See Engine Oil
Life System on page 10‑9.
.
Always dispose of engine oil
properly. See “What to Do with
Used Oil” in this section.
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2. Pull out the dipstick and clean it
with a paper towel or cloth, then
push it back in all the way.
Remove it again, keeping the tip
down, and check the level.
When to Add Engine Oil
Obtaining an accurate oil level
reading is essential:
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.
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 on
page 12‑2.
Notice: Do not add too much oil.
Oil levels above or below the
acceptable operating range
shown on the dipstick are harmful
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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.
Specification
Viscosity Grade
Use and ask for licensed engine oils
with the dexos1® approved
certification mark. Engine oils
meeting the requirements for the
vehicle should have the dexos1
approved certification mark. This
certification mark indicates that the
oil has been approved to the dexos1
specification.
SAE 5W-30 is the best viscosity
grade for the vehicle. Do not use
other viscosity grade oils such as
SAE 10W-30, 10W-40, or 20W-50.
See Engine Compartment Overview
on page 10‑5 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 on page 11‑12.
Notice: Failure to use the
recommended engine oil or
equivalent can result in engine
damage not covered by the
vehicle warranty. Check with your
dealer or service provider on
whether the oil is approved to the
dexos1 specification.
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,
always select an oil of the correct
specification. See “Specification”
earlier in this section for more
information.
Engine Oil Additives/Engine
Oil Flushes
Do not add anything to the oil. The
recommended oils with the dexos
specification and displaying the
dexos certification mark are all that
is needed for good performance and
engine protection.
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Engine oil system flushes are not
recommended and could cause
engine damage not covered by the
vehicle warranty.
What to Do with Used Oil
Used engine oil contains certain
elements that can be unhealthy for
your skin and could even cause
cancer. Do not let used oil stay on
your skin for very long. Clean your
skin and nails with soap and water,
or a good hand cleaner. 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.
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
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.
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
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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.
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. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN,
with the engine off.
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2. Press the vehicle information
button until OIL LIFE
REMAINING displays.
3. Press and hold the set/reset
button until “100%” is displayed.
Three chimes sound and the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message goes off.
4. Turn the key to LOCK/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
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 the
dealer and have it repaired as soon
as possible.
Change the fluid at the intervals
listed in Maintenance Schedule on
page 11‑3, and be sure to use the
transmission fluid listed in
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants on page 11‑12.
Notice: Use of the incorrect
automatic transmission fluid may
damage the vehicle, and the
damages may not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Always use
the automatic transmission fluid
listed in Recommended Fluids
and Lubricants on page 11‑12.
The transmission fluid will not reach
the end of the dipstick unless the
transmission is at operating
temperature. If you need to check
the transmission fluid level, please
take the vehicle to your dealer.
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
When to Inspect the Engine Air
Cleaner/Filter
Inspect the air cleaner/filter at the
scheduled maintenance intervals
and replace it at the first oil change
after each 80 000 km (50,000 mile)
interval. See Maintenance Schedule
on page 11‑3. If driving in dusty/dirty
conditions, inspect the filter at each
engine oil change.
See Engine Compartment Overview
on page 10‑5 for the location of the
engine air cleaner/filter.
How to Inspect the Engine Air
Cleaner/Filter
To inspect the air cleaner/filter,
remove the filter from the vehicle
and lightly shake the filter (away
from vehicle) to release loose dust
and dirt. If the filter remains covered
with dirt, a new filter is required.
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To inspect or replace the engine air
cleaner/filter:
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5. Loosen the six housing cover (3)
screws (2).
6. Remove the housing cover (3)
with outlet duct.
7. Remove the filter (4) and any
loose debris that may be found
in the base (5).
8. Inspect or replace the filter (4).
1. Clamp
2. Screws
1. Ventilation Tube
3. Housing Cover
2. Sensor
4. Filter
5. Base
1. Remove the engine cover. See
Engine Cover on page 10‑6.
2. Disconnect the cover fitting from
the ventilation tube (1).
3. Disconnect the wiring harness
connector from the sensor (2).
4. Loosen the outlet duct clamp (1).
9. Reverse Steps 2–6 to reinstall
the housing cover and reconnect
the electrical connector to the
sensor.
10. Reinstall the engine cover. See
Engine Cover on page 10‑6.
{ WARNING
Operating the engine with the air
cleaner/filter off can cause you or
others to be burned. The air
cleaner not only cleans the air; it
helps to stop flames if the engine
backfires. Use caution when
working on the engine and do not
drive with the air cleaner/filter off.
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Notice: 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.
Cooling System
The cooling system allows the
engine to maintain the correct
working temperature.
{ 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.
{ WARNING
Heater and radiator hoses, and
other engine parts, can be very
hot. Do not touch them. If you do,
you can be burned.
1. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank
2. Radiator Pressure Cap
3. Engine Cooling Fans (Out
of View)
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.
Notice: Using coolant other than
DEX-COOL® can cause premature
engine, heater core, or radiator
corrosion. In addition, the engine
coolant could require changing
sooner, at 50 000 km (30,000 mi)
or 24 months, whichever occurs
first. Any repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Always use DEX-COOL
(silicate-free) coolant in the
vehicle.
Engine Coolant
The cooling system in the vehicle is
filled with DEX-COOL® engine
coolant. See Maintenance Schedule
on page 11‑3 and Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants on
page 11‑12.
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 on
page 10‑16.
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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
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:
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.
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.
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.
.
Will not damage aluminum parts.
Checking Coolant
.
Helps keep the proper engine
temperature.
The vehicle must be on a level
surface when checking the coolant
level.
Notice: 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 warranty. Use only
the proper mixture of engine
coolant for the cooling system.
See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants on page 11‑12.
Check to see if coolant is visible in
the coolant recovery tank. If the
coolant inside the coolant recovery
tank is boiling, do not do anything
else until it cools down. If coolant is
visible but the coolant level is not at
or above the FULL COLD mark, add
a 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable
water and DEX-COOL coolant at the
coolant recovery tank, but be sure
the cooling system is cool before
this is done. See Engine
Overheating on page 10‑16.
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How to Add Coolant to the
Recovery Tank
The coolant recovery tank cap has
this symbol on it.
When the engine is cold, the coolant
level should be at or above the
FULL COLD line marked on the
recovery tank.
How to Add Coolant to the
Radiator
{ WARNING
{ 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.
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.
When the engine is hot, the level
could be higher than the FULL
COLD line. If the coolant is below
the FULL COLD line when the
engine is hot, there could be a leak
in the cooling system.
Notice: This vehicle has a
specific coolant fill procedure.
Failure to follow this procedure
could cause the engine to
overheat and be severely
damaged.
If the coolant is low, add the coolant
or take the vehicle to a dealer for
service.
If coolant is needed, add the proper
DEX-COOL coolant mixture at the
coolant recovery tank.
If coolant is needed, add the proper
mixture directly to the radiator, but
be sure the cooling system is cool
before this is done.
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1. Detach the fasteners and lift off
the panel that covers the
radiator cap.
2. Remove the radiator pressure
cap when the cooling system,
including the upper radiator
hose, is no longer hot. Turn the
pressure cap slowly
counterclockwise about one
full turn.
If a hiss is heard, wait for that to
stop. A hiss means there is still
some pressure left in the
system.
3. Keep turning the pressure cap
slowly and remove it.
4. Fill the radiator to the base of
the filler neck with the proper
DEX-COOL coolant mixture.
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5. Fill the coolant recovery tank to
the FULL COLD mark.
6. Reinstall the cap on the coolant
recovery tank but leave the
radiator pressure cap off.
7. Start the engine and let it run
until the upper radiator hose
feels warm. Any time during this
procedure, watch out for the
engine cooling fans.
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8. If the coolant level inside the
radiator filler neck is low, add
more of the proper DEX-COOL
coolant mixture through the filler
neck until the level is back up to
the base of the filler neck.
9. Replace the pressure cap tightly.
At any time during this
procedure if coolant begins to
flow out of the filler neck,
reinstall the pressure cap.
Notice: 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 engine overheating.
There is an engine coolant
temperature gauge on the
instrument panel cluster. See
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
on page 5‑12.
The vehicle may also display an
ENGINE OVERHEATED IDLE
ENGINE and ENGINE
OVERHEATED STOP ENGINE
message in the Driver Information
Center (DIC). See Engine Cooling
System Messages on page 5‑29.
You may decide not to lift the hood
when this warning appears, but
instead get service help right away.
See Roadside Assistance Program
(Mexico) on page 13‑7 or Roadside
Assistance Program (U.S. and
Canada) on page 13‑11.
If you do decide to lift the hood,
make sure the vehicle is parked on
a level surface.
Then check to see if the engine
cooling fans are running. If the
engine is overheating, both fans
should be running. If they are not,
do not continue to run the engine
and have the vehicle serviced.
Notice: Running the engine
without coolant may cause
damage or a fire. Vehicle damage
would not be covered by the
warranty. See Overheated Engine
Protection Operating Mode on
page 10‑17 for information on
driving to a safe place in an
emergency.
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. 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.
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If you keep driving when the
vehicles engine is overheated,
the liquids in it can catch fire. You
or others could be badly burned.
Stop the engine if it overheats,
and get out of the vehicle until the
engine is cool.
See Overheated Engine
Protection Operating Mode on
page 10‑17 for information on
driving to a safe place in an
emergency.
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.
.
Tows a trailer.
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. If in a traffic jam, shift to
N (Neutral); otherwise, shift to
the highest gear while
driving — D (Drive) or L (Low).
If the temperature overheat gauge is
no longer in the overheat zone or an
overheat warning no longer
displays, the vehicle can be driven.
Continue to drive the vehicle slow
for about 10 minutes. Keep a safe
vehicle distance from the car in front
of you. If the warning does not come
back on, continue to drive normally.
If the warning continues, pull over,
stop, and park the vehicle
right away.
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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. Also, see “Overheated
Engine Protection Operating Mode”
next in this section.
Overheated Engine
Protection
Operating Mode
This emergency operating mode lets
the vehicle be driven to a safe place
in an emergency situation. If an
overheated engine condition exists,
an overheat protection mode which
alternates firing groups of cylinders
helps prevent engine damage. In
this mode, there is a significant loss
in power and engine performance.
The temperature gauge indicates an
overheat condition exists. Driving
extended distances and/or towing a
trailer in the overheat protection
mode should be avoided.
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Notice: After driving in the
overheated engine protection
operating mode, to avoid engine
damage, allow the engine to cool
before attempting any repair. The
engine oil will be severely
degraded. Repair the cause of
coolant loss, change the oil and
reset the oil life system. See
Engine Oil on page 10‑7.
Power Steering Fluid
When to Check Power Steering
Fluid
It is not necessary to regularly
check power steering fluid unless
you suspect there is a leak in the
system or you hear an unusual
noise. A fluid loss in this system
could indicate a problem. Have the
system inspected and repaired.
How to Check Power Steering
Fluid
To check the power steering fluid:
1. Turn the key off and let the
engine compartment cool down.
2. Remove the engine cover. See
Engine Cover on page 10‑6.
The power steering fluid reservoir is
located under the engine cover on
the passenger side of the vehicle.
See Engine Compartment Overview
on page 10‑5 for reservoir location.
3. Wipe the cap and the top of the
reservoir clean.
4. Unscrew the cap and wipe the
dipstick with a clean rag.
5. Replace the cap and completely
tighten it.
6. Remove the cap again and look
at the fluid level on the dipstick.
The fluid level should be
somewhere between the MAX and
MIN line on the dipstick in room
temperature. If the fluid is on or
below the MIN line, add fluid close
to the MAX Line.
What to Use
To determine what kind of fluid to
use, see Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants on page 11‑12. Always
use the proper fluid.
Notice: Use of the incorrect fluid
may damage the vehicle and the
damages may not be covered by
the vehicle's warranty. Always
use the correct fluid listed in
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants on page 11‑12.
Washer Fluid
What to Use
When adding windshield washer
fluid, be sure to read the
manufacturer's instructions before
use. If the vehicle will be operating
in an area where the temperature
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may fall below freezing, use a fluid
that has sufficient protection against
freezing.
Notice
.
When using concentrated
washer fluid, follow the
manufacturer instructions for
adding water.
.
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.
.
Fill the washer fluid tank only
three-quarters full when it is
very cold. This allows for
fluid expansion if freezing
occurs, which could damage
the tank if it is
completely full.
Adding Washer Fluid
When the windshield washer fluid
reservoir is low, a WASHER FLUID
LOW ADD FLUID message will be
displayed on the Driver Information
Center (DIC). See Washer Fluid
Messages on page 5‑37 for more
information.
Open the cap with the washer
symbol on it. Add washer fluid until
the tank is full. See Engine
Compartment Overview on
page 10‑5 for reservoir location.
.
Do not use engine coolant
(antifreeze) in the windshield
washer. It can damage the
windshield washer system
and paint.
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Brakes
This vehicle has disc brakes. Disc
brake pads have built-in wear
indicators that make a high-pitched
warning sound when the brake pads
are worn and new pads are needed.
The sound can come and go or be
heard all the time the vehicle is
moving, except when applying the
brake pedal firmly.
{ 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.
Notice: Continuing to drive with
worn-out brake pads could result
in costly brake repair.
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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.
Brake Adjustment
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 in Capacities and
Specifications on page 12‑2.
Replacing Brake System Parts
Brake linings should always be
replaced as complete axle 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 might be
required.
Brake Fluid
Every time the brakes are applied,
with or without the vehicle moving,
the brakes adjust for wear.
The braking system on a vehicle is
complex. Its many parts have to be
of top quality and work well together
if the vehicle is to have really good
braking. The vehicle was designed
and tested with top-quality brake
parts. When parts of the braking
system are replaced, be sure to get
new, approved replacement parts.
If this is not done, the brakes might
not work properly. For example,
installing disc brake pads that are
wrong for the vehicle, can change
the balance between the front and
rear brakes — for the worse. The
braking performance expected can
change in many other ways if the
wrong replacement brake parts are
installed.
The brake master cylinder reservoir
is filled with DOT 3 brake fluid as
indicated on the reservoir cap. See
Engine Compartment Overview on
page 10‑5 for the location of the
reservoir.
There are only two reasons why the
brake fluid level in the reservoir
might go down:
.
The brake fluid level goes down
because of normal brake lining
wear. When new linings are
installed, the fluid level goes
back up.
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.
A fluid leak in the brake
hydraulic system can also cause
a low fluid level. Have the brake
hydraulic system fixed, since a
leak means that sooner or later
the brakes will not work well.
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 brake 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 on page 5‑18.
Notice
.
Using the wrong fluid can
badly damage brake
hydraulic system parts. For
example, just a few drops of
mineral-based oil, such as
engine oil, in the brake
hydraulic system can
damage brake hydraulic
system parts so badly that
they will have to be replaced.
Do not let someone put in
the wrong kind of fluid.
.
If brake fluid is spilled on the
vehicle's painted surfaces,
the paint finish can be
damaged. Be careful not to
spill brake fluid on the
vehicle. If you do, wash it off
immediately.
What to Add
Use only new DOT 3 brake fluid
from a sealed container. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants on page 11‑12.
Always clean the brake fluid
reservoir cap and the area around
the cap before removing it. This
helps keep dirt from entering the
reservoir.
{ WARNING
With the wrong kind of fluid in the
brake hydraulic system, the
brakes might not work well. This
could cause a crash. Always use
the proper brake fluid.
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Battery
Refer to the replacement number on
the original battery label when a
new battery is needed.
{ WARNING
Battery posts, terminals, and
related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds, chemicals
known to the State of California to
cause cancer and reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
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 on
page 10‑65 for tips on working
around a battery without
getting hurt.
Infrequent Usage: Remove the
black, negative (−) cable from the
battery to keep the battery from
running down.
Extended Storage: Remove the
black, negative (−) cable from the
battery or use a battery trickle
charger.
All-Wheel Drive
Transfer case fluid does not require
checking unless there is a fluid leak
or unusual noise. If required, have
the transfer case serviced by your
dealer.
Starter Switch 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.
2. Firmly apply both the parking
brake and the regular brake.
See Parking Brake on
page 9‑26.
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).
If the vehicle starts in any other
position, contact your dealer for
service.
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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 Parking Brake on
page 9‑26.
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.
Ignition Transmission
Lock Check
While parked, and with the parking
brake set, try to turn the ignition to
LOCK/OFF in each shift lever
position.
.
The ignition should turn to
LOCK/OFF only when the shift
lever is in P (Park).
.
The ignition key should come
out only in LOCK/OFF.
Contact your dealer if service is
required.
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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.
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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
be covered by your warranty. Do
not allow the wiper blade arm to
touch the windshield.
4. Repeat the steps for the other
blade.
2. Squeeze the tabs on each side
of the wiper blade assembly and
slide the assembly off the end of
the wiper arm.
Front Wiper Blade
To replace the wiper blade
assembly:
1. Pull the windshield wiper
assembly away from the
windshield.
To replace the rear wiper blade:
1. Pull the wiper blade assembly
away from the backglass.
The rear wiper blade will not lock
in a vertical position so care
should be used when pulling it
away from the vehicle.
Windshield wiper blades should be
inspected for wear or cracking. See
Maintenance Schedule on
page 11‑3.
Replacement blades come in
different types and are removed in
different ways. For the proper type
and size, see Maintenance
Replacement Parts on page 11‑13.
Rear Wiper Blade
3. Install the new blade onto the
arm connector and make sure
the tabs are fully set in the
locked position.
Allowing the wiper blade arm to
touch the windshield when no
wiper blade is installed could
damage the windshield. Any
damage that occurs would not
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2. Push the release lever (2) to
disengage the hook and push
the wiper arm (1) out of the
blade assembly (3).
Headlamp Aiming
Bulb Replacement
Headlamp aim has been preset and
should need no further adjustment.
3. Push the new blade assembly
securely in the wiper arm hook
until the release lever clicks into
place.
If the vehicle is damaged in a crash,
the headlamp aim may be affected.
If adjustment to the headlamps is
necessary, see your dealer.
For the proper type of replacement
bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs on
page 10‑27.
4. Return the wiper arm and blade
assembly to the rest position on
the glass.
Windshield Replacement
The vehicle is equipped with an
acoustic windshield. If you ever
have to have the windshield
replaced be sure to get an acoustic
windshield so you will continue to
have the benefits an acoustic
windshield can provide.
For any bulb‐changing procedure
not listed in this section, contact
your dealer.
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting
{ WARNING
The high intensity discharge
lighting system operates at a very
high voltage. If you try to service
any of the system components,
you could be seriously injured.
Have your dealer or a qualified
technician service them.
After an HID headlamp bulb has
been replaced, the beam might be a
slightly different shade than it was
originally. This is normal.
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Taillamps, Turn Signal,
and Stoplamps
4. Pull out the taillamp assembly.
5. Turn the bulb socket
counterclockwise and pull it
straight out to remove it.
6. Replace the bulb.
7. Reverse Steps 3–5 to reinstall
the taillamp assembly.
When reinstalling the taillamp
assembly, the pin on the taillamp
assembly must line up and be
inserted correctly into the
opening.
8. Replace the screw covers.
To replace one of these bulbs:
License Plate Lamp
1. Open the liftgate. See Liftgate
on page 2‑8.
To replace one of these bulbs:
2. Using a small flat bladed tool,
remove the screw covers by
prying them from the bottom.
3. Remove the two hex screws
holding the taillamp assembly in
place.
1. Remove the two push pins
holding each of the license plate
lamps to the liftgate trim by
unscrewing them.
2. Turn and pull the license plate
lamp forward through the liftgate
trim opening.
3. Turn the bulb socket
counterclockwise and pull the
bulb straight out of the socket.
4. Install the new bulb.
5. Reverse Steps 1–3 to reinstall
the license plate lamp.
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Replacement Bulbs
Electrical System
Exterior Lamp
Bulb
Number
License Plate Lamp
194LL
High Voltage Devices and
Wiring
7443
(W21/5W)
{ WARNING
Rear Turn Signal
and Taillamps
For replacement bulbs not listed
here, contact your dealer.
Exposure to high voltage can
cause shock, burns, and even
death. The high voltage
components in the vehicle can
only be serviced by technicians
with special training.
High voltage components are
identified by labels. Do not
remove, open, take apart,
or modify these components.
High voltage cable or wiring has
orange covering. Do not probe,
tamper with, cut, or modify high
voltage cable or wiring.
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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.
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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 until the motor cools
and will then restart.
Although the circuit is protected
from electrical overload, overload
due to heavy snow or ice may
cause wiper linkage damage.
Always clear ice and heavy snow
from the windshield before using the
windshield wipers.
If the overload is caused by an
electrical problem and not snow or
ice, be sure to get it fixed.
Fuses and Circuit
Breakers
The wiring circuits in your vehicle
are protected from short circuits by
a combination of fuses, circuit
breakers and fusible thermal links.
This greatly reduces the chance of
fires caused by electrical problems.
Look at the silver-colored band
inside the fuse. If the band is broken
or melted, replace the fuse. Be sure
you replace a bad fuse with a new
one of the identical size and rating.
Lift the cover for access to the fuse/
relay block.
Fuses of the same amperage can
be temporarily borrowed from
another fuse location, if a fuse goes
out. Replace the fuse as soon as
you can.
Notice: Spilling liquid on any
electrical component on the
vehicle may damage it. Always
keep the covers on any electrical
component.
Engine Compartment
Fuse Block
To remove fuses, hold the end of
the fuse between your thumb and
index finger and pull straight out.
The underhood fuse block is in the
engine compartment, on the
passenger side of the vehicle.
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Fuses
A/C CLTCH
ABS MTR
AFS
AIRBAG
10-29
Usage
Air Conditioning
Clutch
Antilock Brake
System (ABS)
Motor
Adaptive Forward
Lighting System
Airbag System
AUX POWER Auxiliary Power
AUX
VAC PUMP
Auxiliary
Vacuum Pump
AWD
All-Wheel-Drive
System
BATT 1
Battery 1
BATT 2
Battery 2
BATT 3
Battery 3
CIGAR
LIGHTER
The vehicle may not be equipped
with all of the fuses, relays, and
features shown.
ECM 1
Cigarette Lighter
Engine Control
Module 1
EMISSION 1 Emission 1
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Fuses
Usage
EMISSION 2 Emission 2
EVEN COILS Even Injector Coils
FAN 1
Cooling Fan 1
FAN 2
Cooling Fan 2
*
Headlamp Washer
(China)/Fog
Lamps (GMC)
FSCM
Fuel System
Control Module
HORN
Horn
HTD MIR
HUMIDITY/
MAF
Heated Outside
Rearview Mirror
Humidity Sensor/
MAF Sensor
HVAC BLWR Heating,
Ventilation, and Air
Conditioning
Blower
LT HI BEAM
Left High-Beam
Headlamp
Fuses
Usage
LT LO BEAM Left Low-Beam
Headlamp
LT PRK
Left Parking Lamp
LT TRLR
STOP/TRN
Trailer Left
Stoplamp and Turn
Signal
ODD COILS
Odd Injector Coils
PCM IGN
Powertrain Control
Module Ignition
PWR L/GATE Power Liftgate
PWR
OUTLET
Power Outlet
RR APO
Rear Accessory
Power Outlet
RR DEFOG
Rear Defogger
RR HVAC
Rear Climate
Control System
RT HI BEAM Right High-Beam
Headlamp
RT LO BEAM Right Low-Beam
Headlamp
Fuses
RT PRK
Usage
Right
Parking Lamp
RT TRLR
STOP/TRN
Trailer Right
Stoplamp and Turn
Signal
RVC SNSR
Regulated Voltage
Control Sensor
S/ROOF/
Sunroof
SUNSHADE
SERVICE
SPARE
Service Repair
Spare
STOP
Stoplamps
LAMPS
(China Only)
(China Only)
STRTR
TCM
Starter
Transmission
Control Module
TRANS
Transmission
TRLR
BCK/UP
Trailer Back-up
Lamps
TRLR BRK
Trailer Brake
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Fuses
Usage
Relays
Usage
TRLR
PRK LAMP
Trailer Parking
Lamps
HI BEAM
High-Beam
Headlamps
TRLR PWR
Trailer Power
WPR/WSW
Windshield Wiper/
Washer
HID/
LO BEAM
High Intensity
Discharge (HID)
Low-Beam
Headlamps
Relays
Usage
HORN
A/C
CMPRSR
CLTCH
Air Conditioning
Compressor Clutch
IGN
Horn
Auxiliary
Vacuum Pump
Trailer Left
Stoplamp and Turn
Signal Lamp
PRK LAMP
Parking Lamp
CRNK
Switched Power
PWR/TRN
Powertrain
FAN 1
Cooling Fan 1
FAN 2
Cooling Fan 2
FAN 3
Cooling Fan 3
HDLP WASH Headlamp Washer
(CHINA)
(China)/Fog
FOG
Lamps (GMC)
LAMP (GMC)
RR DEFOG
Rear Window
Defogger
RT TRLR
STOP/TRN
Trailer Right
Stoplamp and Turn
Signal Lamp
Stop Lamps Stop Lamps
(China Only) (China Only)
TRLR
BCK/UP
Usage
WPR
Windshield Wiper
WPR HI
Windshield Wiper
High Speed
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block
Ignition Main
LT TRLR
STOP/TRN
AUX
VAC PUMP
Relays
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Trailer Back-up
Lamps
The instrument panel fuse block is
under the instrument panel on the
passenger side of the vehicle. Pull
down on the cover to access the
fuse block.
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Fuses
#
GMC NON HID =
Lo Beam
)
GMC NON HID =
High Shutter
))
)))
AIRBAG
AMP
BCK
UP/STOP
The vehicle may not be equipped
with all of the fuses, relays, and
features shown.
Chevy = Fog
Lamps
Buick China =
Rear Fog Lamp
Airbag
Amplifier
Back-up Lamp/
Stoplamp
Fuses
DRL/
LO BEAM
Usage
Daytime Running
Lamps Relay/Low
Beam Headlamps
Relay
DSPLY
Display
EMPTY
Empty
FRT WSW
Front Windshield
Washer
HTD/
Heated/Cooling
COOL SEAT Seats
HVAC
Heating,
Ventilation, and Air
Conditioning
BCM
Body Control
Module
CNSTR
VENT
Canister Vent
INADV PWR Inadvertent Power/
INT LAMPS Interior Light Pipe
Lamps
Courtesy Lamps
INFOTMNT/
MSM
Infotainment/
Memory Seat
Module
LT TRN SIG
Driver Side Turn
Signal
CTSY
Fuse Side
Usage
DR LCK
Door Locks
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Fuses
PDM
Relays
Usage
Power Mirrors,
Liftgate Release
PWR MODE Power Mode
PWR MIR
RDO
REAR WPR
Power Mirrors
Usage
LT/
PWR/SEAT
Driver Side Power
Seat Relay
RT/
PWR/SEAT
Passenger Side
Power Seat Relay
PWR/WNDW Power Windows
Relay
Radio
Rear Wiper
PWR/
COLUMN
RPA/
Rear Park Assist/
SBZA/UGDO Side Blind Zone
Alert/Universal
Garage Door
Opener
L/GATE
LCK
Power Steering
Column Relay
Liftgate Relay
Power Lock Relay
REAR/WSW Rear Window
Washer Relay
RT TRN SIG Passenger Side
Turn Signal
STR WHL
ILLUM
10-33
UNLCK
Steering Wheel
Illumination
Relay Side
Power Unlock
Relay
DRL/
LO BEAM
Daytime Running
Lamps Relay/Low
Beam Headlamps
Relay
LT/UNLCK
Driver Side Unlock
Relay
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Relays
DRL/
LO BEAM
Usage
Daytime Running
Lamps Relay (If
Equipped)
FOG LAMPS Fog Lamps Relay
(Chevy)
FRT/WSW
Front Windshield
Washer Relay
Wheels and Tires
WARNING (Continued)
Tires
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.
and a serious crash. See
Vehicle Load Limits on
page 9‑9.
.
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.
.
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.
{ 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
(Continued)
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.
Worn or old tires can
cause a crash. If the tread
is badly worn,
replace them.
.
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.
.
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.
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All-Season Tires
Winter 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.”
This vehicle was not, originally,
equipped with winter tires. Winter
tires are designed for increased
traction on snow and ice-covered
roads. Consider installing winter
tires on the vehicle if frequent
driving on snow or ice-covered
roads is expected. See your dealer
for details regarding winter tire
availability and proper tire selection.
Also, see Buying New Tires on
page 10‑49.
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 on page 10‑35.
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.
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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.
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.
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 decrease
performance in cold climates, and
on ice and snow. We recommend
installing winter tires on the vehicle
if frequent driving in cold
temperatures or on snow or ice
covered roads is expected. See
Winter Tires on page 10‑35.
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.
GM's TPC specifications meet or
exceed all federal safety
guidelines.
(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
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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).
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.
performance factors: treadwear,
traction, and temperature
resistance. For more information
see Uniform Tire Quality
Grading on page 10‑51.
(7) Maximum Cold Inflation
Load Limit: Maximum load that
can be carried and the
maximum pressure needed to
support that load.
(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
Compact Spare Tire Example
(1) Tire Ply Material : The type
of cord and number of plies in
the sidewall and under the tread.
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(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 on page 10‑64 and If a Tire
Goes Flat on page 10‑54.
(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.
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(4) Maximum Cold Inflation
Load Limit: Maximum load that
can be carried and the
maximum pressure needed to
support that load.
criteria have a TPC specification
code molded onto the sidewall.
GM's TPC specifications meet or
exceed all federal safety
guidelines.
(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 on
page 10‑41.
Tire Designations
(6) Tire Size: A combination of
letters and numbers define a
tire's width, height, aspect ratio,
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
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.
(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.
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(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
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
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steering, power brakes, power
windows, power seats, and air
conditioning.
before a tire has built up heat
from driving. See Tire Pressure
on page 10‑41.
Aspect Ratio: The relationship
of a tire's height to its width.
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.
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)
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
on page 9‑9.
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GAWR FRT: Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the front axle. See
Vehicle Load Limits on
page 9‑9.
GAWR RR: Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the rear axle. See
Vehicle Load Limits on
page 9‑9.
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.
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 on page 9‑9.
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
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.
Passenger (P-Metric) Tire: A
tire used on passenger cars and
some light duty trucks and
multipurpose vehicles.
Recommended Inflation
Pressure: Vehicle
manufacturer's recommended
tire inflation pressure as shown
on the tire placard. See Tire
Pressure on page 10‑41 and
Vehicle Load Limits on
page 9‑9.
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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.
Sidewall: The portion of a tire
between the tread and the bead.
Speed Rating: An
alphanumeric code assigned to
a tire indicating the maximum
speed at which a tire can
operate.
Traction: The friction between
the tire and the road surface.
The amount of grip provided.
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
on page 10‑48.
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
determined by tire
manufacturers using
government testing procedures.
The ratings are molded into the
sidewall of the tire. See Uniform
Tire Quality Grading on
page 10‑51.
Vehicle Capacity Weight: The
number of designated seating
positions multiplied by
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68 kg (150 lb) plus the rated
cargo load. See Vehicle Load
Limits on page 9‑9.
Vehicle Maximum Load on the
Tire: Load on an individual tire
due to curb weight, accessory
weight, occupant weight, and
cargo weight.
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 on page 9‑9.
Tire Pressure
Tires need the correct amount of
air pressure to operate
effectively.
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Notice: Neither tire
underinflation nor
overinflation is good.
Underinflated tires, or tires
that do not have enough air,
can result in:
.
Tire overloading and
overheating which could
lead to a blowout.
.
Premature or
irregular wear.
.
Poor handling.
.
Reduced fuel economy.
Overinflated tires, or tires that
have too much air, can
result in:
.
Unusual wear.
.
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 on
page 9‑9.
How the vehicle is loaded
affects vehicle handling and ride
comfort. Never load the vehicle
with more weight than it was
designed to carry.
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 on page 10‑64.
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.
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Recheck the tire pressure with
the tire gauge.
Return the valve caps on the
valve stems to prevent leaks
and keep out dirt and moisture.
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
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tire inflation pressure label, you
should determine the proper tire
inflation pressure for those tires.)
not reached the level to trigger
illumination of the TPMS low tire
pressure telltale.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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ensure that the replacement or
alternate tires and wheels allow the
TPMS to continue to function
properly.
See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation on page 10‑44.
and wheel assembly, if the vehicle
has one. The TPMS sensors
monitor the air pressure in the tires
and transmits the tire pressure
readings to a receiver located in the
vehicle.
Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) Rules and
with Industry Canada
Standards
See Radio Frequency Statement on
page 13‑20 for information
regarding Part 15 of the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC)
Rules and with Industry Canada
Standards RSS-GEN/210/220/310.
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
When a low tire pressure condition
is detected, the TPMS illuminates
the low tire pressure warning light
located 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 loading
information label. See Vehicle Load
Limits on page 9‑9.
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
about the DIC operation and
displays see Driver Information
Center (DIC) on page 5‑22 and Tire
Messages on page 5‑35.
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
shows the size of the original
equipment tires and the correct
inflation pressure for the tires when
they are cold. See Vehicle Load
Limits on page 9‑9, for an example
of the Tire and Loading Information
label and its location. Also see Tire
Pressure on page 10‑41.
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The TPMS can warn about a low
tire pressure condition but it does
not replace normal tire
maintenance. See Tire Inspection
on page 10‑47, Tire Rotation on
page 10‑47 and Tires on
page 10‑34.
Notice: 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.
about one minute and then stays on
for the remainder of the ignition
cycle. A DIC warning message
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:
.
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
.
One of the road tires has been
replaced with the spare tire,
if your vehicle has one. 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
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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 on page 10‑49.
.
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
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for service if the TPMS malfunction
light and DIC message comes on
and stays 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
tires or replacing one or 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. See your
dealer for service or to purchase a
relearn tool.
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 outlined below:
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN with
the engine off.
3. Press the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter's LOCK and
UNLOCK buttons at the same
time for approximately
five seconds. The horn sounds
twice to signal the receiver is in
relearn mode and TIRE
LEARNING ACTIVE message
displays on the DIC screen.
4. Start with the driver side
front tire.
5. 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.
6. Proceed to the passenger side
front tire, and repeat the
procedure in Step 5.
7. Proceed to the passenger side
rear tire, and repeat the
procedure in Step 5.
8. Proceed to the driver side rear
tire, and repeat the procedure in
Step 5. 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.
9. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF.
10. Set all four tires to the
recommended air pressure
level as indicated on the Tire
and Loading Information label.
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11. Put the valve caps back on the
valve stems.
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.
Replace the tire if:
.
.
.
.
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.
The tire has a bump, bulge,
or split.
.
The tire has a puncture, cut,
or other damage that cannot
be repaired well because of
the size or location of the
damage.
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alignment. See When It Is Time
for New Tires on page 10‑48
and Wheel Replacement on
page 10‑53.
Tire Rotation
Tires should be rotated every
12 000 km (7,500 mi). See
Maintenance Schedule on
page 11‑3.
Tires are rotated to achieve a
uniform wear for all tires. The
first rotation is the most
important.
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
Use this rotation pattern when
rotating the tires.
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
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Loading Information label after
the tires have been rotated. See
Tire Pressure on page 10‑41
and Vehicle Load Limits on
page 9‑9.
Reset the Tire Pressure Monitor
System. See Tire Pressure
Monitor Operation on
page 10‑44.
Check that all wheel nuts are
properly tightened. See “Wheel
Nut Torque” under Capacities
and Specifications on
page 12‑2.
{ 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
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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.
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.
Lightly coat the center of the
wheel hub with wheel bearing
grease after a wheel change or
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.
Check that the spare tire, if the
vehicle has one, is stored
properly. Push, pull, and then try
to rotate or turn the tire. If it
moves, tighten the cable. See
Tire Changing on page 10‑56.
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 on page 10‑47 and Tire
Rotation on page 10‑47.
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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 manufacturer 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.
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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 on page 10‑36.
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
affected if all the tires are not
replaced at the same time.
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If proper rotation and
maintenance have been done,
all four tires should wear out at
about the same time. See Tire
Rotation on page 10‑47 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, Y 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
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WARNING (Continued)
could cause injury or death.
Only your dealer or authorized
tire service center should
mount or dismount the tires.
{ WARNING
Mixing tires of different sizes,
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 tires on all wheels.
{ WARNING
Using bias-ply tires on the
vehicle may cause the wheel
rim flanges to develop cracks
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after many miles of driving.
A tire and/or wheel could fail
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
System on page 10‑43.
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The Tire and Loading
Information label indicates the
original equipment tires on the
vehicle. See Vehicle Load Limits
on page 9‑9.
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, 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
developed for the vehicle, and
have them properly installed by a
GM certified technician.
See Buying New Tires on
page 10‑49 and Accessories and
Modifications on page 10‑3.
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Uniform Tire Quality
Grading
Quality grades can be found
where applicable on the tire
sidewall between tread shoulder
and maximum section width. For
example:
Treadwear 200 Traction AA
Temperature A
The following information relates
to the system developed by the
United States National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA), which grades tires by
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
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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.
All Passenger Car Tires Must
Conform to Federal Safety
Requirements In Addition To
These Grades.
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 – AA, A, B, C
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 – A, B, C
The temperature grades are A
(the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire's resistance
to the generation of heat and its
ability to dissipate heat when
tested under controlled
conditions on a specified indoor
laboratory test wheel. Sustained
high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate
and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead
to sudden tire failure. The grade
C corresponds to a level of
performance which all
passenger car tires must meet
under the Federal Motor Safety
Standard No. 109. Grades B and
A represent higher levels of
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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
will not be necessary on a regular
basis. However, check the
alignment if there is unusual tire
wear or if the vehicle is pulling to
one side or the other. If the vehicle
vibrates when driving on a smooth
road, the tires and wheels might
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.
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{ 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.
Notice: 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.
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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
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
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WARNING (Continued)
parts. The area damaged by the
tire chains could cause loss of
control and a crash.
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 front tires.
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
on page 10‑34. 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
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.
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WARNING (Continued)
WARNING (Continued)
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
tire service center repair or
replace the flat tire as soon as
possible.
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.
1. Set the parking brake firmly.
{ 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
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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 on page 6‑4.
{ 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:
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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 on both
sides of the tire at the
opposite corner of the tire
being changed.
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).
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4. Turn the jack on its side, with the
bottom facing toward you.
5. Pull the jack straight out, bottom
first.
1. Wheel Block
2. Flat Tire
The following information explains
how to repair or change a tire.
1. Tool Bag
2. Wing Bolt
Tire Changing
Removing Tools
The tools needed to remove the
spare tire are located in the storage
compartment on the driver side, at
the rear of the vehicle.
3. Jack
1. Open the jack storage
compartment by pulling on the
latch tab, located toward the rear
of the vehicle, and pulling the
cover off.
2. Remove the wing bolt (2) by
turning it counterclockwise.
3. Push the jack (3) up out of the
holding bracket and remove the
tool bag (1).
1. Jack
2. Wrench (Three-Piece Shown,
One-Piece Similar)
The tools you will be using include
the jack (1) and wrench (2).
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Removing the Spare Tire
The compact spare tire is located
under the vehicle, in front of the rear
bumper. See Compact Spare Tire
on page 10‑64 for more information.
1. Open the storage compartment
door of the convenience
center (1) that is nearest the
liftgate.
5. Tilt the retainer and slip it
through the wheel opening to
remove the spare tire from the
cable.
2. Open the carpet cutout (3) that
is located through the hole of the
storage compartment.
6. Turn the wrench clockwise to
raise the cable back up after
removing the spare tire.
3. Attach the wrench (2) into the
hoist shaft (4).
4. Turn the wrench (2)
counterclockwise to lower the
spare tire (5) to the ground.
Continue turning the wrench until
the spare tire can be pulled out
from under the vehicle.
1. Rear Convenience Center
2. Wrench (Three-Piece Shown,
One-Piece Similar)
3. Carpet Cutout
4. Hoist Shaft
5. Compact Spare Tire
6. Retainer
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Do not store a full-size or a flat
road tire under the vehicle. See
“Storing the Spare Tire” and
“Storing the Flat Tire” later in this
section.
Removing the Flat Tire and
Installing the Spare Tire
1. Do a safety check before
proceeding. See If a Tire Goes
Flat on page 10‑54 for more
information.
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Notice: If this vehicle has wheel
locks and an impact wrench is
used to remove the wheel nuts,
the lock nut or wheel lock key
could be damaged. Do not use an
impact wrench to remove the
wheel nuts if this vehicle has
wheel locks.
2. If the vehicle has a wheel cover,
loosen the plastic nut caps with
the wheel wrench. They will not
come off. Then, using the flat
end of the wheel wrench, pry
along the edge of the cover until
it comes off. Be careful; the
edges may be sharp. Do not try
to remove the cover with your
bare hands.
Store the wheel cover securely
in the rear of the vehicle until
you have the flat tire repaired or
replaced.
If the vehicle has aluminum
wheels, remove the wheel nut
caps using the wheel wrench.
3. Loosen the wheel nuts — but do
not remove them — using the
wrench. For wheels with a wheel
lock key, use the wheel lock key
between the lock nut and
wrench. The key is supplied in
the front passenger door pocket.
4. To identify the appropriate
jacking location, find the triangle
or rectangular notch about
30.5 cm (12 in) from the front tire
or about 27 cm (10.5 in) from the
rear tire.
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6. Do not raise the vehicle yet. Put
the compact spare tire near you.
{ 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.
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7. Raise the vehicle by turning the
wrench clockwise in the jack.
Raise the vehicle far enough off
the ground so that there is
enough room for the spare tire to
fit under the wheel well.
8. Remove all the wheel nuts and
the flat tire.
Triangle Shown, Without Similar
The triangle may be located
near each wheel on the vehicle's
exterior.
Notice: If a jack is used to raise
the vehicle without positioning it
correctly, the vehicle could be
damaged. When raising the
vehicle on a jack, avoid contact
with the rear axle control arms.
5. Attach the wrench to the jack,
and turn the wrench clockwise to
raise the jack head 7.6 cm (3 in).
{ 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.
9. Remove the plastic spare tire
heat shield by pulling the rubber
latch. Store the plastic spare tire
heat shield. See “Storing the
Spare Tire” later in this section
for more information.
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{ 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
towel can be used; however, use
a scraper or wire brush later to
remove all rust or dirt.
{ 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.
10. Remove any rust or dirt from
the wheel bolts, mounting
surfaces, and spare wheel.
11. Place the spare tire on the
wheel mounting surface.
12. Put the nuts on by hand by
turning them clockwise until the
wheel is held against the
mounting surface. Make sure
the rounded end is toward the
wheel.
13. Lower the vehicle by attaching
the wrench to the jack and
turning the wrench
counterclockwise. Lower the
jack completely.
{ 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
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WARNING (Continued)
to the proper torque specification
after replacing. Follow the torque
specification supplied by the
aftermarket manufacturer when
using accessory locking wheel
nuts. See Capacities and
Specifications on page 12‑2 for
original equipment wheel nut
torque specifications.
Notice: 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 on
page 12‑2 for the wheel nut
torque specification.
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Storing the Spare Tire
{ WARNING
14. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in
a crisscross sequence, as
shown.
Notice: Wheel covers will not fit
on the vehicle's compact spare.
If you try to put a wheel cover on
the compact spare, the cover or
the spare could be damaged.
The underbody-mounted spare
tire needs to be stored with the
valve stem pointing down. If the
spare tire is stored with the valve
stem pointing upwards, the
secondary latch will not work
properly and the spare tire could
loosen and suddenly fall from the
vehicle. If this happened when
the vehicle was being driven, the
tire might contact a person or
another vehicle, causing injury
and damage to itself. Be sure the
underbody-mounted spare tire is
stored with the valve stem
pointing down.
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{ 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 spare tire:
1. Lay the compact spare tire near
the rear of the vehicle with the
valve stem down.
2. Reinstall the plastic spare tire
heat shield on the compact
spare tire.
3. Slide the cable retainer through
the center of the wheel and start
to raise the compact spare tire.
Make sure the retainer is fully
seated across the underside of
the wheel.
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Storing the Flat Tire
4. When the compact spare tire is
almost in the stored position,
turn the tire so the valve is
toward the rear of the vehicle.
This position helps when
checking the air pressure in the
compact spare tire.
5. Raise the tire fully against the
underside of the vehicle.
Continue turning the wrench until
you feel more than two clicks.
This indicates that the compact
spare tire is secure and the
cable is tight. The spare tire
hoist cannot be overtightened.
6. Make sure the tire is stored
securely. Push, pull, and then try
to turn the tire. If the tire moves,
use the wrench to tighten the
cable.
1. Cable
2. Liftgate Hinges
3. Spare Tire Heat Shield
4. Center of the Wheel
5. Door Striker
1. Remove the cable package from
the jack storage area.
2. Remove the small center cap by
tapping the back of the cap with
the extension of the shaft, if the
vehicle has aluminum wheels.
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3. Put the flat tire in the rear
storage area with the valve stem
pointing toward the rear of the
vehicle.
7. Pull on the cable to make sure it
is secure.
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Storing the Tools
4. Pull the cable (1) through the
door striker (5), the center of the
wheel (4), and the plastic spare
tire heat shield (3), as shown.
1. Tool Bag
8. Make sure the metal tube is
centered at the striker. Push the
tube toward the front of the
vehicle.
9. Close the liftgate and make sure
it is latched properly.
5. Hook the cable onto the outside
portion of the liftgate hinges (2).
6. Hook the other end of the cable
onto the outside portion of the
liftgate hinge on the other side of
the vehicle.
2. Wing Bolt
3. Jack
Put back all tools as they were
stored in the jack storage
compartment and put the
compartment cover back on.
1. Ensure that the bottom of the
jack is facing toward you.
2. Replace the tool bag (1).
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3. Turn the jack (3) on its side and
place down on the holding
bracket.
4. Reinstall the wing bolt (2) by
turning clockwise.
5. To replace the cover, line up the
tab at the front of the cover with
the notch in the cover opening.
Push the cover in place and
make sure that the rear clips are
in the slots and push the cover
closed.
Store the center cap or the plastic
bolt-on wheel covers until a full size
tire is put back on the vehicle. When
you replace the compact spare with
a full-size tire, reinstall the bolt-on
wheel covers or the center cap.
Hand-tighten them over the wheel
nuts, using the wrench.
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.
Notice: 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.
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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.
Performance of the All-Wheel
Drive (AWD) system will be
automatically reduced to protect the
system when using the compact
spare. To restore the AWD and
prevent excessive wear on the
clutch in the AWD, replace the
compact spare tire with a full-size
tire as soon as possible.
Notice: 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.
Jump Starting
For more information about the
vehicle battery, see Battery on
page 10‑22.
If the vehicle battery has run down,
you may want to use another
vehicle and some jumper cables to
start your vehicle. Be sure to use
the following steps to do it safely.
{ 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.
If you do not follow these steps
exactly, some or all of these
things can hurt you.
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Notice: Ignoring these steps
could result in costly damage to
the vehicle that would not be
covered by the warranty.
Trying to start the vehicle by
pushing or pulling it will not
work, and it could damage the
vehicle.
1. Check the other vehicle. It must
have a 12-volt battery with a
negative ground system.
Notice: Only use a vehicle that
has a 12-volt system with a
negative ground for jump
starting. If the other vehicle does
not have a 12-volt system with a
negative ground, both vehicles
can be damaged.
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2. Get the vehicles close enough
so the jumper cables can reach,
but be sure the vehicles are not
touching each other. If they are,
it could cause a ground
connection you do not want. You
would not be able to start your
vehicle, and the bad grounding
could damage the electrical
systems.
To avoid the possibility of the
vehicles rolling, set the parking
brake firmly on both vehicles
involved in the jump start
procedure. Put an automatic
transmission in P (Park) or a
manual transmission in Neutral
before setting the parking brake.
If one of the vehicles is a
four-wheel-drive vehicle, be sure
the transfer case is not in
Neutral.
Notice: 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 the vehicle.
3. Turn off the ignition on both
vehicles. Unplug unnecessary
accessories plugged into the
cigarette lighter or the accessory
power outlets. Turn off the radio
and all lamps that are not
needed. This will avoid sparks
and help save both batteries.
And it could save the radio!
4. Open the hoods and locate the
positive (+) and negative (−)
terminal locations on the other
vehicle. Your vehicle has a
remote positive (+) and a remote
negative (−) jump starting
terminal. See Engine
Compartment Overview on
page 10‑5 for the terminal
locations.
{ 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.
Be sure the batteries have
enough water. You do not need to
add water to the ACDelco®
battery (or batteries) installed in
your new vehicle. But if a battery
has filler caps, be sure the right
amount of fluid is there. If it is low,
add water to take care of that
first. If you do not, explosive gas
could be present.
Battery fluid contains acid that
can burn you. Do not get it on
you. If you accidentally get it in
your eyes or on your skin, flush
the place with water and get
medical help immediately.
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{ WARNING
Fans or other moving engine
parts can injure you badly. Keep
your hands away from moving
parts once the engine is running.
5. Check that the jumper cables do
not have loose or missing
insulation. If they do, you could
get a shock. The vehicles could
be damaged too.
Do not connect positive (+) to
negative (−) or you will get a
short that would damage the
battery and maybe other parts
too. And do not connect the
negative (−) cable to the
negative (−) terminal on the dead
battery because this can cause
sparks.
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7. Do not let the other end touch
metal. Connect it to the
positive (+) terminal of the good
battery. Use a remote
positive (+) terminal if the vehicle
has one.
8. Now connect the black
negative (−) cable to the
negative (−) terminal of the good
battery. Use a remote
negative (−) terminal if the
vehicle has one.
Do not let the other end touch
anything until the next step. The
other end of the negative (−)
cable does not go to the dead
battery. It goes to a heavy,
unpainted metal engine part,
or to a remote negative (−)
terminal on the vehicle with the
dead battery.
Before you connect the cables,
here are some basic things you
should know. Positive (+) will go
to positive (+) or to a remote
positive (+) terminal if the vehicle
has one. Negative (−) will go to a
heavy, unpainted metal engine
part or to a remote negative (−)
terminal if the vehicle has one.
6. Connect the red positive (+)
cable to the positive (+) terminal
of the dead battery.
Use a remote positive (+)
terminal if the vehicle has one.
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10. Now start the vehicle with the
good battery and run the
engine for a while.
11. Try to start the vehicle that had
the dead battery. If it will not
start after a few tries, it
probably needs service.
9. Connect the other end of the
negative (−) cable at least 45 cm
(18 in) away from the dead
battery, but not near engine
parts that move.
The electrical connection is just
as good there, and the chance
of sparks getting back to the
battery is much less.
Your vehicle has a remote
negative (−) terminal for this
purpose.
Notice: 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.
Towing
Towing the Vehicle
Notice: Incorrectly towing a
disabled vehicle may cause
damage. The damage would not
be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Do not lash or hook to
the chassis components
including the front and rear
subframes, suspension control
arms and links during towing and
recovery of a disabled vehicle or
to secure the vehicle to a flatbed
car carrier. Use the proper nylon
strap harnesses around the tires
to secure the flatbed car carrier.
Have the vehicle towed on a flatbed
car carrier or a wheel lift tow truck.
If a wheel lift tow truck is used, the
drive wheels cannot contact the
road while the vehicle is being
towed. A wheel dolly must be used
to lift all drive wheels off the ground.
Consult your dealer or a
professional towing service if the
disabled vehicle must be towed.
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To tow the vehicle behind another
vehicle for recreational purposes,
such as behind a motor home, see
“Recreational Vehicle Towing”
following.
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
travelled? Some vehicles have
restrictions on how far and how
long they can be towed.
.
Is the proper towing equipment
going to be used? See your
dealer or trailering professional
for additional advice and
equipment recommendations.
Recreational Vehicle
Towing
Recreational vehicle towing means
towing the vehicle behind another
vehicle – such as behind a
motorhome. The two most common
types of recreational vehicle towing
are known as dinghy towing and
dolly towing. Dinghy towing is
towing the vehicle with all four
wheels on the ground. Dolly towing
is towing the vehicle with two
wheels on the ground and two
wheels up on a device known as a
dolly.
.
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
If the vehicle is front-wheel-drive, it
can be dinghy towed from the front.
These vehicles may also be towed
by putting the front wheels on a
dolly. See “Dolly Towing” later in this
section.
If the vehicle is all-wheel-drive, it
can be dinghy towed from the front.
These vehicles can also be towed
by placing them on a platform trailer
with all four wheels off of the
ground. These vehicles cannot be
towed using a dolly.
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For vehicles being dinghy towed,
the vehicle should be run at the
beginning of each day and at each
RV fuel stop for about five minutes.
This will ensure proper lubrication of
transmission components. Reinstall
the fuse to start the vehicle.
To tow the vehicle from the front
with all four wheels on the ground:
1. Position the vehicle to be towed,
shift the transmission to
P (Park), and turn the ignition to
LOCK/OFF.
2. Secure the vehicle to the towing
vehicle.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Turn the ignition to ACC/
ACCESSORY.
5. Shift the transmission to
N (Neutral).
6. To prevent the battery from
draining while the vehicle is
being towed, remove the 15 amp
ECM fuse and the 15 amp
Onstar fuse. These are in the
battery compartment behind the
passenger seat on the floor.
Also, remove the 50 amp BATT1
fuse from the underhood fuse
block and store all fuses in a
safe location. See Engine
Compartment Fuse Block on
page 10‑28.
7. Release the parking brake.
Notice: If the vehicle is towed
without performing each of the
steps listed under “Dinghy
Towing,” the automatic
transmission could be damaged.
Be sure to follow all steps of the
dinghy towing procedure prior to
and after towing the vehicle.
Notice: If 105 km/h (65 mph) is
exceeded while towing the
vehicle, it could be damaged.
Never exceed 105 km/h (65 mph)
while towing the vehicle.
Once the destination is reached:
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Reinstall the fuses.
3. Shift the transmission to
P (Park), turn the ignition to
LOCK/OFF and remove the key
from the ignition.
4. Disconnect the vehicle from the
towing vehicle.
Notice: Do not tow a vehicle with
the front drive wheels on the
ground if one of the front tires is
a compact spare tire. Towing with
two different tire sizes on the
front of the vehicle can cause
severe damage to the
transmission.
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Dolly Towing (All-Wheel-Drive
Vehicles)
Dolly Towing
(Front-Wheel-Drive
Vehicles Only)
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3. Set the parking brake.
4. Clamp the steering wheel in a
straight-ahead position with a
clamping device designed for
towing.
5. Remove the key from the
ignition.
6. Secure the vehicle to the dolly.
7. Release the parking brake.
Towing the Vehicle From
the Rear
All-wheel-drive vehicles must not be
towed with two wheels on the
ground. To properly tow these
vehicles, they should be placed on
a platform trailer with all four wheels
off of the ground or dinghy towed
from the front.
To tow a front-wheel-drive vehicle
from the front with two wheels on
the ground:
1. Put the front wheels on a dolly.
2. Move the shift lever to P (Park).
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Appearance Care
Exterior Care
Locks
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.
Notice: Towing the vehicle from
the rear could damage it. Also,
repairs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Never have
the vehicle towed from the rear.
Washing the Vehicle
Do not tow the vehicle from the rear.
Notice: 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's warranty.
Approved cleaning products can
be obtained from your dealer.
To preserve the vehicle's finish,
wash it often and out of direct
sunlight.
Follow all manufacturer
directions regarding correct
product usage, necessary safety
precautions, and appropriate
disposal of any vehicle care
product.
Notice: 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.
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.
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Finish Care
Application of aftermarket clearcoat
sealant/wax materials is not
recommended. If painted surfaces
are damaged, see your dealer to
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.
Notice: Machine compounding or
aggressive polishing on a
basecoat/clearcoat paint finish
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
Parts
Regularly clean bright metal parts
with water or chrome polish on
chrome or stainless steel trim,
if necessary.
For aluminum, never use auto or
chrome polish, steam, or caustic
soap to clean. A coating of wax,
rubbed to a high polish, is
recommended for all bright metal
parts.
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Cleaning Exterior Lamps/
Lenses and Emblems
Use only lukewarm or cold water, a
soft cloth, and a car washing soap
to clean exterior lamps, lenses and
emblems. Follow instructions under
"Washing the Vehicle" in this
section.
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
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.
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Weatherstrips
Apply silicone grease on
weatherstrips to make them last
longer, seal better, and not stick or
squeak. Lubricate weatherstrips
once a year. Black marks from
rubber material on painted surfaces
can be removed by rubbing with a
clean cloth. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants on
page 11‑12.
Tires
Use a stiff brush with tire cleaner to
clean the tires.
Notice: 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.
Wheels and Trim — Aluminum
or Chrome
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.
automatic car wash that uses
silicone carbide tire cleaning
brushes. Damage could occur
and the repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Steering, Suspension, and
Chassis Components
Notice: 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 chlorides are used on
roads for conditions such as ice
and dust. Always wash the
chrome with soap and water after
exposure.
Visually inspect the front and rear
suspension and steering system for
damaged, loose, or missing parts or
signs of wear. Inspect the power
steering for proper hook-up, binding,
leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Visually
check constant velocity joints,
rubber boots, and axle seals for
leaks.
Notice: 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
Lubricate all key lock cylinders,
hood hinges, liftgate hinges, and the
steel fuel door hinge unless the
components are plastic. Applying
silicone grease on weatherstrips
with a clean cloth will make them
last longer, seal better, and not stick
or squeak.
Body Component Lubrication
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Underbody Maintenance
Use plain water to flush dirt and
debris from the vehicle's underbody.
Your dealer or an underbody car
washing system can do this. If not
removed, rust and corrosion can
develop.
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
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corrosion. Larger areas of finish
damage can be corrected in your
dealer's body and paint shop.
hand lotions, sunscreen, and insect
repellent from all interior surfaces or
permanent damage may result.
Chemical Paint Spotting
Your dealer may have products for
cleaning the interior. 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 directly
on any switches or controls.
Cleaners should be removed
quickly. Never allow cleaners to
remain on the surface being
cleaned for extended periods
of time.
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.
Interior Care
To prevent dirt particle abrasions,
regularly clean the vehicle's interior.
Immediately remove any soils. Note
that newspapers or dark garments
that can transfer color to home
furnishings can also permanently
transfer color to the vehicle's
interior.
Use a soft bristle brush to remove
dust from knobs and crevices on the
instrument cluster. Using a mild
soap solution, immediately remove
Cleaners may contain solvents that
can become concentrated in the
interior. Before using cleaners, read
and adhere to all safety instructions
on the label. While cleaning the
interior, maintain adequate
ventilation by opening the doors and
windows.
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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 a soil
from any interior surface.
.
Never use a brush with stiff
bristles.
.
.
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Never rub any surface
aggressively or with excessive
pressure.
Do not use laundry detergents or
dishwashing soaps with
degreasers. For liquid cleaners,
use approximately 20 drops per
3.78 L (1 gal) of water.
A concentrated soap solution will
leave a residue that creates
streaks and attracts 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
Coated Moldings
To clean, use a terry cloth fabric
dampened with water. Wipe droplets
left behind with a clean dry cloth.
Commercial glass cleaners may be
used, if necessary, after cleaning
the interior glass with plain water.
Coated moldings should be cleaned.
Notice: To prevent scratching,
never use abrasive cleaners on
automotive glass. Abrasive
cleaners or aggressive cleaning
may damage the rear window
defogger.
Notice: Cleaning the windshield
with water during the first three to
six months of ownership will
reduce tendency to fog.
.
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 brush attachment is being
used during vacuuming, only use it
on the floor carpet. Before cleaning,
gently remove as much of the soil
as possible using one of the
following techniques:
Speaker Covers
.
Vacuum around a speaker cover
gently, so that the speaker will not
be damaged. Clean spots with just
water and mild soap.
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.
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To clean:
1. Saturate a clean lint-free
colorfast cloth with water or club
soda. Microfiber cloth is
recommended to prevent lint
transfer to the fabric or carpet.
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.
2. Remove excess moisture by
gently wringing until water does
not drip from the cleaning cloth.
Following the cleaning process, a
paper towel can be used to blot
excess moisture.
3. Start on the outside edge of the
soil and gently rub toward the
center. Fold the cleaning cloth to
a clean area frequently to
prevent forcing the soil in to the
fabric.
Cleaning High Gloss Surfaces
and Vehicle Information and
Radio Displays
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 club
soda or plain water.
If the soil is not completely
removed, it may be necessary to
use a commercial upholstery
For vehicles with high gloss
surfaces or vehicle displays, use a
microfiber cloth to wipe surfaces.
Before wiping the surface with the
microfiber cloth, use a soft bristle
brush to remove dirt that could
scratch the surface. Then use the
microfiber cloth by gently rubbing to
clean. 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.
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Notice: Do not attach a device
with a suction cup to the display.
This may cause damage and
would not be covered by the
warranty.
Instrument Panel, Leather,
Vinyl, and Other Plastic
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.
Notice: 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,
spot lifters, or spot removers. Do
not use cleaners that contain
silicone or wax-based products.
Cleaners containing these
solvents can permanently change
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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.
Notice: 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.
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.
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 accelerator or
brake pedal. Always check that
the floor mats do not interfere
with the pedals.
.
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.
{ WARNING
Do not bleach or dye safety belts.
It may severely weaken them. In
a crash, they might not be able to
provide adequate protection.
Clean safety belts only with mild
soap and lukewarm water.
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.
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Button Retainer
Floor mats with a button-type
retainer.
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3. Make sure the floor mat is
properly secured and verify that
it does not interfere with the
pedals.
1. Turn the knob until it is aligned
with the slot in the floor mat
grommet.
Knob Retainer
3. Center the slot in the floor mat
grommet with the knob on the
floor and set into position.
Floor mats with a knob retainer.
2. Pull up on the floor mat.
4. Turn the knob until it is
perpendicular to the slot in the
grommet to lock the mat in
place.
5. Make sure the floor mat is
properly secured and verify that
it does not interfere with the
pedals.
Removing and Replacing the
Floor Mat
1. Pull up on the rear of the mat to
unlock and remove.
2. Reinstall the floor mat by lining
up the floor mat openings over
the carpet retainers and
snapping into position.
Removing and Replacing the
Floor Mat
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Service and Maintenance
Service and
Maintenance
General Information
General Information . . . . . . . . . . 11-1
Maintenance Schedule
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . 11-3
Special Application Services
Special Application
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-8
Additional Maintenance
and Care
Additional Maintenance
and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-9
Recommended Fluids,
Lubricants, and Parts
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-12
Maintenance Replacement
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-13
Maintenance Records
Maintenance Records . . . . . . 11-14
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.
Notice: 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
keep the vehicle in good working
condition, improves fuel economy,
and reduces vehicle emissions.
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Service and Maintenance
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:
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Carry passengers and cargo
within recommended limits on
the Tire and Loading Information
label. See Vehicle Load Limits
on page 9‑9.
Are driven on reasonable road
surfaces within legal driving
limits.
Use the recommended fuel. See
Recommended Fuel on
page 9‑38.
Refer to the information in the
Maintenance Schedule Additional
Required Services ‐ Normal chart.
The Additional Required Services ‐
Severe are for vehicles that are:
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Mainly driven in heavy city traffic
in hot weather.
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Mainly driven in hilly or
mountainous terrain.
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Frequently towing a trailer.
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Used for high speed or
competitive driving.
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Used for taxi, police, or delivery
service.
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 on page 10‑3.
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Maintenance
Schedule
Owner Checks and Services
At Each Fuel Stop
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Check the engine oil level. See
Engine Oil on page 10‑7.
Once a Month
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Check the tire inflation
pressures. See Tire Pressure on
page 10‑41.
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Inspect the tires for wear. See
Tire Inspection on page 10‑47.
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Check the windshield washer
fluid level. See Washer Fluid on
page 10‑18.
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 might not
indicate the need for vehicle service
for more than a year. The engine oil
and filter must be changed at least
once 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 on
page 10‑9.
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Tire Rotation and Required
Services Every 12 000 km/
7,500 mi
Rotate the tires, if recommended for
the vehicle, and perform the
following services. See Tire
Rotation on page 10‑47.
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Check engine oil level and oil
life percentage. If needed,
change engine oil and filter, and
reset oil life system. See Engine
Oil on page 10‑7 and Engine Oil
Life System on page 10‑9.
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Check engine coolant level. See
Engine Coolant on page 10‑12.
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Check windshield washer fluid
level. See Washer Fluid on
page 10‑18.
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Visually inspect windshield wiper
blades for wear, cracking,
or contamination. See Exterior
Care on page 10‑72. Replace
worn or damaged wiper blades.
See Wiper Blade Replacement
on page 10‑24.
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Check tire inflation pressures.
See Tire Pressure on
page 10‑41.
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Visually inspect fuel system for
damage or leaks.
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Inspect tire wear. See Tire
Inspection on page 10‑47.
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Visually inspect exhaust system
and nearby heat shields for
loose or damaged parts.
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Visually check for fluid leaks.
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Inspect engine air cleaner filter.
See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on
page 10‑10.
Lubricate body components. See
Exterior Care on page 10‑72.
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Check starter switch. See Starter
Switch Check on page 10‑22.
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Inspect brake system.
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Visually inspect steering,
suspension, and chassis
components for damaged, loose,
or missing parts or signs of
wear. See Exterior Care on
page 10‑72.
Check automatic transmission
shift lock control function. See
Automatic Transmission Shift
Lock Control Function Check on
page 10‑23.
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Check restraint system
components. See Safety System
Check on page 3‑20.
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Check ignition transmission lock.
See Ignition Transmission Lock
Check on page 10‑23.
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Check parking brake and
automatic transmission park
mechanism. See Park Brake and
P (Park) Mechanism Check on
page 10‑23.
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Check accelerator pedal for
damage, high effort, or binding.
Replace if needed.
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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.
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Inspect sunroof track and seal,
if equipped. See Sunroof on
page 2‑19.
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Footnotes — Maintenance
Schedule Additional Required
Services — Normal
(1) Or every two years, whichever
comes first. More frequent
replacement may be needed if the
vehicle is driven in areas with heavy
traffic, areas with poor air quality,
or areas with high dust levels.
Replacement may also be needed if
there is a reduction in air flow,
excessive window fogging, or odors.
(2) Check all fuel and vapor lines
and hoses for proper hook-up,
routing, and condition. Check that
the purge valve, if the vehicle has
one, works properly. Replace as
needed.
(3) Or every four years, whichever
comes first.
(4) Do not directly power wash the
transfer case 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 should be replaced.
(5) Or every five years, whichever
comes first. See Cooling System on
page 10‑12.
(6) Or every 10 years, whichever
comes first.
(7) Inspect for fraying, excessive
cracking, or damage; replace,
if needed.
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Footnotes — Maintenance
Schedule Additional Required
Services — Severe
(1) Or every two years, whichever
comes first. More frequent
replacement may be needed if the
vehicle is driven in areas with heavy
traffic, areas with poor air quality,
or areas with high dust levels.
Replacement may also be needed if
there is a reduction in air flow,
excessive window fogging, or odors.
(2) Check all fuel and vapor lines
and hoses for proper hook-up,
routing, and condition. Check that
the purge valve, if the vehicle has
one, works properly. Replace as
needed.
(3) Or every four years, whichever
comes first.
(4) Do not directly power wash the
transfer case 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 should be replaced.
(5) Or every five years, whichever
comes first. See Cooling System on
page 10‑12.
(6) Or every 10 years, whichever
comes first.
(7) Inspect for fraying, excessive
cracking, or damage; replace,
if needed.
Special Application
Services
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Severe Commercial Use
Vehicles Only: Lubricate chassis
components every 5 000 km/
3,000 mi.
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Have underbody flushing service
performed once a year.
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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.
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Battery
Brakes
The battery supplies power to start
the engine and operate any
additional electrical accessories.
Brakes stop the vehicle and are
crucial to safe driving.
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To avoid break-down or failure to
start the vehicle, maintain a
battery with full cranking power.
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Trained dealer technicians have
the diagnostic equipment to test
the battery and ensure that the
connections and cables are
corrosion-free.
Belts
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Belts may need replacing if they
squeak or show signs of
cracking or splitting.
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Trained dealer technicians have
access to tools and equipment
to inspect the belts and
recommend adjustment or
replacement when necessary.
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Signs of brake wear may include
chirping, grinding, or squealing
noises, or difficulty stopping.
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Trained dealer technicians have
access to tools and equipment
to inspect the brakes and
recommend quality parts
engineered for the vehicle.
Fluids
Proper fluid levels and approved
fluids protect the vehicle’s systems
and components. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants on page 11‑12 for GM
approved fluids.
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Engine oil and windshield
washer fluid levels should be
checked at every fuel fill.
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Instrument cluster lights may
come on to indicate that fluids
may be low and need to be
filled.
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Hoses
Shocks and Struts
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.
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Signs of wear may include
steering wheel vibration, bounce/
sway while braking, longer
stopping distance, or uneven
tire wear.
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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.
Lamps
Properly working headlamps,
taillamps, and brake lamps are
important to see and be seen on
the road.
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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.
Tires
Tires need to be properly inflated,
rotated, and balanced. Maintaining
the tires can save money, fuel, and
can reduce the risk of tire failure.
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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.
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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.
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 on
page 10‑75 and Exterior Care on
page 10‑72.
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Wheel Alignment
Wiper Blades
Wheel alignment is critical for
ensuring that the tires deliver
optimal wear and performance.
Wiper blades need to be cleaned
and kept in good condition to
provide a clear view.
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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.
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Signs of damage include
scratches, cracks, and chips.
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Trained dealer technicians can
inspect the windshield and
recommend proper replacement
if needed.
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Signs of wear include streaking,
skipping across the windshield,
and worn or split rubber.
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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
Engine Oil
Engine Coolant
Hydraulic Brake System
Windshield Washer
Fluid/Lubricant
Use only engine oil licensed to the dexos1 specfication, or equivalent, of
the proper SAE viscosity grade. ACDelco dexos1 Synthetic Blend is
recommended. See Engine Oil on page 10‑7.
50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL Coolant.
See Engine Coolant on page 10‑12.
DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 88862806, in
Canada 88863462).
Automotive windshield washer fluid that meets regional freeze protection
requirements.
Hydraulic Power Steering System
DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Automatic Transmission
DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Carrier Assembly— Differential (Rear SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 88900401, in
Drive Module) and Transfer Case
Canada 89021678).
(Power Transfer Unit)
Key Lock Cylinders
Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241, in
Canada 10953474).
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Usage
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Fluid/Lubricant
Hood Latch Assembly, Secondary
Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor, and
Release Pawl
Hood and Door Hinges
Weatherstrip Conditioning
Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 89021668, in
Canada 89021674) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2,
Category LB or GC-LB.
Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241, in
Canada 10953474).
Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or
Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579, in Canada 10953481).
Maintenance Replacement Parts
Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer.
GM Part Number
ACDelco Part Number
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
Part
15278634
A3083C
Engine Oil Filter
89017525
PF63
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
20958479
CF179C
Spark Plugs
12622561
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Front Driver – 62.5 cm (24.6 in)
15254805
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Front Passenger – 53.0 cm (20.8 in)
15254804
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Rear – 30.0 cm (11.8 in)
25820122
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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
Services Performed
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Date
Odometer
Reading
Serviced By
Services Performed
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Odometer
Reading
Serviced By
Services Performed
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Technical Data
Technical Data
Vehicle Identification
Vehicle Identification
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN)
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1
Service Parts Identification
Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1
Vehicle Data
Capacities and
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2
Engine Drive Belt Routing . . . 12-4
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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
on page 12‑2 for the vehicle's
engine code.
Service Parts
Identification Label
This label, on the inside of the glove
box, has the following information:
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 VIN also appears on
the Vehicle Certification and Service
Parts labels and certificates of title
and registration.
.
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN).
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Model designation.
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Paint information.
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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 on page 11‑12 for more information.
Capacities
Application
Air Conditioning Refrigerant
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
10.8 L
11.4 qt
Engine Oil with Filter
6.0 L
6.4 qt
Fuel Tank
83.3 L
22.0 gal
Transmission Fluid* (Drain and Refill)
5.0 L
5.3 qt
Transfer Case Fluid
1.0 L
1.0 qt
190 Y
140 lb ft
Wheel Nut Torque
*See Automatic Transmission Fluid on page 10‑10 for information on checking fluid level.
All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this
manual. Recheck fluid level after filling.
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Engine Specifications
Engine
3.6L V6 Engine
VIN Code
Transmission
Spark Plug Gap
D
Automatic
0.95–1.10 mm (0.037–
0.043 in)
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Customer Information
Customer
Information
Customer Information
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure (U.S. and
Canada) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-2
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure (Mexico) . . . . . . . . 13-4
Customer Assistance Offices
(U.S. and Canada) . . . . . . . . . 13-5
Customer Assistance Offices
(Mexico) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-5
Customer Assistance for Text
Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S.
and Canada) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-6
Online Owner Center . . . . . . . . 13-6
GM Mobility Reimbursement
Program (U.S. and
Canada) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-7
Roadside Assistance Program
(Mexico) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-7
Roadside Assistance
Program (U.S. and
Canada) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-11
Scheduling Service
Appointments (U.S. and
Canada) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-12
Courtesy Transportation
Program (U.S. and
Canada) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-13
Collision Damage Repair
(U.S. and Canada) . . . . . . . . 13-14
Service Publications
Ordering Information . . . . . . 13-16
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Reporting Safety Defects
Reporting Safety Defects to
the United States
Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-17
Reporting Safety Defects to
the Canadian
Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-18
Reporting Safety Defects to
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . 13-18
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-19
Event Data Recorders . . . . . . 13-19
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-20
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . 13-20
Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) . . . . . . . 13-20
Radio Frequency
Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-20
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Customer Information
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure (U.S. and
Canada)
Your satisfaction and goodwill are
important to your dealer and to
Buick. 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.
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
1-800-521-7300. In Canada, contact
General Motors of Canada
Customer Care Centre at
1‐800-263-3777 (English) or
1-800-263-7854 (French).
We encourage you to call the
toll-free number in order to give the
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 Buick, 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
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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.
4200 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203-1838
Telephone: 1-800-955-5100
www.dr.bbb.org/goauto
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.
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
Limited wants you to be aware of its
participation in a no-charge
Mediation/Arbitration program.
General Motors of Canada Limited
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
approximately 70 days. We believe
our impartial program offers
advantages over courts in most
jurisdictions because it is informal,
quick, and free of charge.
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For further information concerning
eligibility in the Canadian Motor
Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP),
call toll-free 1-800-207-0685, or call
the General Motors Customer Care
Centre, 1-800-263-3777 (English),
1-800-263-7854 (French),
or write to:
Mediation/Arbitration Program
c/o Customer Care Centre
General Motors of Canada Limited
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 Satisfaction
Procedure (Mexico)
However, we recognize that despite
the good intentions of all parties
involved, sometimes a
misunderstanding may occur.
If you have a problem that has not
been satisfactorily handled through
the normal means, we suggest the
following steps:
STEP ONE
Did you get the Warranty Extension
Plan? This plan is recommended by
General Motors to supplement the
warranty included with the new
vehicle purchase.
See your dealer for details.
Customer Assistance
Procedure
Owner satisfaction and goodwill are
very important to your dealer and
General Motors.
Normally, any problem with the
transaction, sale, or usage of the
vehicle must be handled by your
dealer sales or service departments.
Explain your case to your dealer
service agent, service manager,
dealer sales agent, or sales
manager, depending on your case.
Make sure that they have all
necessary information. They are
interested in your continual
satisfaction.
STEP TWO
If you are not satisfied, please
contact the general manager or your
dealership owner to ask for their
help. If they are not able to resolve
your case, ask them to contact the
right people at General Motors for
support, if needed.
STEP THREE
If your case is not resolved in a
reasonable amount of time by your
dealer, please call the General
Motors Customer Assistance
Center (CAC) and provide the
following information:
.
Name
.
Address
.
Phone number
.
Model year
.
Brand
.
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN)
.
Mileage
.
Delivery date
.
Description of the problem
.
Dealership name
.
Dealership address
See Customer Assistance Offices
(U.S. and Canada) on page 13‑5 or
Customer Assistance Offices
(Mexico) on page 13‑5.
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Customer Assistance
Offices (U.S. and Canada)
Buick encourages customers to call
the toll-free number for assistance.
However, if a customer wishes to
write or e-mail Buick, the letter
should be addressed to:
United States and Puerto Rico
Buick Customer Assistance Center
P.O. Box 33136
Detroit, MI 48232-5136
www.Buick.com
1-800-521-7300
1-800-832-8425 (For Text
Telephone devices (TTYs))
Roadside Assistance:
1-800-252-1112
From U.S. Virgin Islands:
1-800-496-9994
Canada
General Motors of Canada Limited
Customer Care Centre, Mail Code:
CA1-163-005
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
www.gm.ca
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All e-mail inquiries to the Customer
Assistance Center (CAC) should be
sent to: cac.buick@gm.com.
Mexico
01-800-466-0818
United States and Canada
1-800-263-3777 (English)
1-800-263-7854 (French)
1-800-263-3830 (For Text
Telephone devices (TTYs))
Roadside Assistance:
1-800-268-6800
1-800-521-7300
All Overseas Locations
1-800-999-5252
Please contact the local General
Motors Business Unit.
Panama
Customer Assistance
Offices (Mexico)
Dominican Republic
To contact the Customer Assistance
Center (CAC), use the phone
numbers listed in this section.
Customer assistance is available
Monday through Friday, 08:00 to
20:00 hours, and Saturdays from
09:00 to 15:00 hours.
El Salvador
Costa Rica
00-800-052-1005
Guatemala
00-800-052-0001
1-888-751-5301
800-6273
Honduras
800-0122-6101
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Customer Assistance for
Text Telephone (TTY)
Users (U.S. and Canada)
To assist customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing, or speech-impaired
and who use Text Telephones
(TTYs), Buick has TTY equipment
available at its Customer Assistance
Center. Any TTY user can
communicate with Buick by dialing:
1-800-832-8425. TTY users in
Canada can dial 1‐800‐263-3830.
Online Owner Center
Online Owner Experience
(U.S.) my.buick.com
The Buick online owner experience
is a one-stop resource that allows
interaction with Buick and keeps
important vehicle-specific
information in one place.
Membership Benefits
E (Vehicle Information):
Download owner manuals and view
vehicle-specific how-to videos.
G (Maintenance Information):
View maintenance schedules,
required alerts, OnStar onboard
vehicle diagnostic information, and
schedule service appointments.
F (Live Chat Support):
I (Service History):
Buick Owner Centre (Canada)
buickowner.ca
View
printable dealer-recorded service
records and self-recorded service
records.
D (Preferred Dealer
Information): Select a preferred
dealer and view dealer location,
maps, phone numbers, and hours.
J (Warranty Tracking
Information): Track the vehicle’s
warranty information.
Chat live
with online help representatives.
Visit my.buick.com to register your
vehicle.
Take a trip to the Buick Owner
Centre:
.
Chat live with online help
representatives.
.
Use the Vehicle Tools section.
.
Access third party enthusiast
sites and social media networks.
.
Locate owner resources such as
lease-end, financing, and
warranty information.
.
Retrieve your favorite articles,
quizzes, tips and multimedia
galleries organized into the
Features and Auto Care
Sections.
.
Download the owner manual for
your vehicle, quickly and easily.
J (Recall Information):
View
active recalls or search by Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN). See
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
on page 12‑1.
H (Other Account Information):
View GM Card, SiriusXM Satellite
radio, and OnStar account
information.
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.
Find the Buick-recommended
maintenance services for your
vehicle.
GM Mobility
Reimbursement Program
(U.S. and Canada)
This program is available to
qualified applicants for cost
reimbursement of eligible
aftermarket adaptive equipment
required for the vehicle, such as
hand controls or a wheelchair/
scooter lift for the vehicle.
For more information on the limited
offer, visit www.gmmobility.com or
call the GM Mobility Assistance
Center at 1-800-323-9935. Text
Telephone (TTY) users, call
1-800-833-9935.
General Motors of Canada also has
a Mobility Program. Call
1-800-GM-DRIVE (463-7483) for
details. TTY users call
1-800-263-3830.
Roadside Assistance
Program (Mexico)
As a new owner, your vehicle is
automatically enrolled in the
Roadside Assistance program. The
services are available at no cost
under the terms and conditions of
the program. The Roadside
Assistance program is not part of,
or included, in the coverage
provided by the new vehicle limited
warranty.
Roadside Assistance provides
assistance to the driver and
passengers while driving the vehicle
within your city of residence or on
any passable road in Mexico, the
United States, and Canada.
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Services are subject to the
limitations described in the following
pages. Program coverage varies by
country.
Roadside Assistance is available
24 hours a day, 365 days of
the year.
This program expires two years
from the date of the invoice for the
vehicle, regardless of vehicle
mileage and changes in vehicle
ownership.
For more information about the
renewal of this program at the end
of its term, contact the Buick
Customer Assistance Center at
01-800-466-0818.
Services Provided
.
Flat Tire Change: If unable to
change a flat tire, Roadside
Assistance will provide towing
service to the nearest authorized
Buick dealership. It is the
owner's responsibility for the
repair or replacement of the tire.
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This service is limited to the
transfer of the vehicle to the
repair facility.
.
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Emergency Fuel Delivery:
Delivery of enough fuel for the
vehicle to get to the nearest
service station.
.
Lock-Out Service: Service to
unlock the vehicle if you are
locked out.
.
Battery Jump Start: Service to
jump start a dead battery.
.
*Emergency Messages:
Transmission of urgent phone
messages.
.
*Emergency Calls: Call for
emergency services.
.
*Dealership Location
Assistance: Information
regarding addresses and
telephone numbers for Buick
dealers.
.
Emergency Towing: Tow to the
nearest dealer for warranty
service if the vehicle cannot be
driven.
If the vehicle is involved in an
accident during the commission
of a crime, administrative
violation, or breach of traffic
regulations, Roadside
Assistance will not provide
service. When the vehicle is not
accessible to be towed, all
maneuvers required to access it
will be at the owner's expense.
If the vehicle is in another city
outside of your residence,
Roadside Assistance is limited
to moving the vehicle to the
nearest dealer. If you would like
the vehicle moved to a different
dealer, you will be asked to
cover the difference in cost at
the time of the move.
If the vehicle cannot be received
by the nearest Buick dealer due
to scheduling conflicts, the
vehicle will be taken to a safe
place where it will remain for up
to 48 hours until it can be taken
to the dealer. If the storage costs
exceed the amount authorized,
the owner is responsible to pay
the difference at the time of
service. Contact Roadside
Assistance for more information
on authorized amounts.
.
*Trip Interruption: This service
is provided if you are prevented
from further usage of your
vehicle while traveling and it is
not possible for the nearest
Buick dealership to repair the
vehicle the same day, requiring
the vehicle to stay at the
dealership for a night or more.
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If this happens, in addition to the
previously listed services and
prior to confirmation by the
dealership, you are entitled to
choose one of the following
alternatives, within the limits of
existing Roadside Assistance
program guidelines. If the costs
exceed the amount authorized
for these services, you must pay
the difference at the time of
service.
Roadside Assistance will
coordinate hotel
accommodations for all vehicle
travelers for up to two nights.
A rental car will be provided for
up to two days and the vehicle
must be returned to its original
destination, excluding vehicles
with a carrying capacity greater
than 3.5 tons.
Complimentary Transportation: If
you prefer to continue your trip
to the intended destination or
return to your place of
residence, and the trip requires
more than eight hours driving on
the road, transportation for the
driver and passengers by first
class bus or coach commercial
airline will be provided to a
location chosen by Roadside
Assistance, depending on
availability at the chosen
destination. Restrictions apply
based on vehicle specifications.
If you are on the road, taxi
service to the nearest bus
station or airport will be
provided.
.
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*Complimentary
Transportation for Vehicle Pick
Up: Transportation to pick up
your vehicle after repairs are
complete. Once the dealer has
reported that the vehicle has
been repaired, Roadside
Assistance will provide bus or
commercial airline one-way
service (subject to availability)
for the person designated by you
to collect your vehicle at the
dealership's location if you or the
designated person are not in the
same town or city as the
dealership.
*These services are not provided for
U.S. or Canada residents. All
services provided in the U.S. and
Canada are at the owner's expense
and will be reimbursed by Roadside
Assistance.
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Services Not Included in Roadside
Assistance
.
Roadside Assistance does not
cover or reimburse services for the
following:
.
Events caused by fraud or bad
faith by the driver.
.
Vehicle immobilization situations
due to a major force or
unforeseen circumstances, such
as natural phenomena of an
extraordinary nature,
earthquakes, volcanic eruptions,
and other cyclonic storms.
.
.
Vehicle immobilization situations
arising from car accidents
caused by the driver of the
vehicle or third parties. This
means any occurrence that
causes physical injury to the
occupants and/or the vehicle
caused by external forces.
Acts of terrorism, riot or uproar,
armed forces or police actions
which prevent timely delivery of
assistance services.
Food service, beverages,
telephone calls, or other extra
costs. Accommodation costs
apply only to Mexico per the
terms and conditions of the
Roadside Assistance program.
.
Any damage to the vehicle
without intent, derived from the
services provided.
.
Cost of towing a trailer when
choosing a Buick dealer that is
nearest to the temporary storage
facility for the disabled vehicle.
.
.
Contacting Roadside Assistance
Roadside Assistance services are of
no cost to you and available
24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Costs are only incurred in situations
that exceed the limits of the
program, some of which are listed
previously in this section.
To contact Roadside Assistance by
phone, use the following numbers:
Mexico
01-800-466-0818
Cost of all maneuvers required
to access the vehicle when it is
not available to be towed.
United States
Cost of fuel provided.
Canada
Routine vehicle repair costs are not
covered by the Roadside
Assistance program. For more
information, see your new vehicle
warranty.
1-866-466-8197
1-800-268-6800
E-mail
asistencia.buick@gm.com
Buick reserves the right to make
any changes or discontinue the
Roadside Assistance program at
any time without notification.
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Roadside Assistance
Program (U.S. and
Canada)
For U.S.-purchased vehicles, call
1-800-252-1112; (Text Telephone
(TTY): 1-888-889-2438).
For Canadian-purchased vehicles,
call 1-800-268-6800.
Service is available 24 hours a day,
365 days a year.
Calling for Assistance
When calling Roadside Assistance,
have the following information
ready:
.
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.
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.
Odometer reading, Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN), and
delivery date of the vehicle.
claims are made too often, or the
same type of claim is made many
times.
.
Description of the problem.
Services Provided
Coverage
.
Emergency Fuel Delivery:
Delivery of enough fuel for the
vehicle to get to the nearest
service station.
.
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 Buick dealer for
warranty service, or if the vehicle
was in a crash and cannot be
driven. Assistance is also given
when the vehicle is stuck in
sand, mud, or snow.
Services are provided up to 6 years/
110 000 km (70,000 mi), whichever
comes first.
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 Assistance is not a part of
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Buick and General Motors of
Canada Limited reserve the right to
make any changes or discontinue
the Roadside Assistance program at
any time without notification.
Buick and General Motors of
Canada Limited reserve the right to
limit services or payment to an
owner or driver if they decide the
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Flat Tire Change: Service to
change a flat tire with the spare
tire. The spare tire, if equipped,
must be in good condition and
properly inflated. It is the owner's
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.
Services Not Included in
Roadside Assistance
.
Impound towing caused by
violation of any laws.
.
Legal fines.
.
Mounting, dismounting,
or changing of snow tires,
chains, or other traction devices.
.
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Towing or services for vehicles
driven on a non-public road or
highway.
Services Specific to
Canadian-Purchased Vehicles
.
Fuel delivery: Reimbursement
is approximately $5 Canadian.
Diesel fuel delivery may be
restricted. Propane and other
fuels are not provided through
this service.
.
Lock-Out Service: Vehicle
registration is required.
.
Trip Interruption Benefits and
Assistance: Must be over
250 kilometers from where your
trip was started to qualify.
General Motors of Canada
Limited requires
pre-authorization, original
detailed receipts, and a copy of
the repair orders. Once
authorization has been received,
the Roadside Assistance advisor
will help you make arrangements
and explain how to receive
payment.
.
Alternative Service: If
assistance cannot be provided
right away, the Roadside
Assistance advisor may give
permission to get local
emergency road service. You will
receive payment, up to $100,
after sending the original receipt
to Roadside Assistance.
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 (U.S. and
Canada)
When the vehicle requires warranty
service, contact your dealer and
request an appointment. By
scheduling a service appointment
and advising the service consultant
of your transportation needs, your
dealer can help minimize your
inconvenience.
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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 (U.S. and
Canada)
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 wait, GM helps
to minimize inconvenience by
providing several transportation
options. Depending on the
circumstances, your dealer can offer
one of the following:
Shuttle Service
Shuttle service is the preferred
means of offering Courtesy
Transportation. Dealers may provide
shuttle service to get you to your
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destination with minimal interruption
of your daily schedule. This includes
one-way or round-trip shuttle service
within reasonable time and distance
parameters of your dealer's area.
Public Transportation or Fuel
Reimbursement
If the vehicle requires overnight
warranty repairs, and public
transportation is used instead of
your dealer's shuttle service, the
expense must be supported by
original receipts and can only be up
to the maximum amount allowed by
GM for shuttle service. In addition,
for U.S. customers, should you
arrange transportation through a
friend or relative, 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 regarding the allowance
amounts for reimbursement of fuel
or other transportation costs.
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Courtesy Rental Vehicle
Your dealer may arrange to provide
you with a courtesy rental vehicle or
reimburse you for a rental vehicle
that you obtain if the vehicle is kept
for an overnight warranty repair.
Rental reimbursement will be limited
and must be supported by original
receipts. This requires that you sign
and complete a rental agreement
and meet state/provincial, local, and
rental vehicle provider requirements.
Requirements vary and may include
minimum age requirements,
insurance coverage, credit card, etc.
You are responsible for fuel usage
charges and may also be
responsible for taxes, levies, usage
fees, excessive mileage, or rental
usage beyond the completion of the
repair.
It may not be possible to provide a
like vehicle as a courtesy rental.
Additional Program
Information
All program options, such as shuttle
service, may not be available at
every dealer. Please contact your
dealer for specific information about
availability. All Courtesy
Transportation arrangements will be
administered by appropriate dealer
personnel.
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
(U.S. and Canada)
If the vehicle is involved in a
collision and it is damaged, have the
damage repaired by a qualified
technician using the proper
equipment and quality replacement
parts. Poorly performed collision
repairs diminish the vehicle resale
value, and safety performance can
be compromised in subsequent
collisions.
Collision Parts
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
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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.
able to recommend a collision repair
center that has GM-trained
technicians and comparable
equipment.
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.
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 through the use of
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.
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
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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 Assistance Program
(Mexico) on page 13‑7 or Roadside
Assistance Program (U.S. and
Canada) on page 13‑11.
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Gather the following information:
.
Driver name, address, and
telephone number.
.
Driver license number.
.
Owner name, address, and
telephone number.
.
Vehicle license plate number.
.
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? on page 3‑27.
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
original GM parts. Remember,
recycled parts will not be covered by
the GM vehicle warranty.
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.
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 Publications
Ordering Information
Service Manuals
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.
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Customer Information
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.
In-Portfolio: Includes a Portfolio,
Owner Manual, and Warranty
Manual.
RETAIL SELL PRICE:
$35.00 (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
Without Portfolio: Owner
Manual only.
Prices are subject to change without
notice and without incurring
obligation. Allow ample time for
delivery.
RETAIL SELL PRICE:
$25.00 (U.S.) plus handling and
shipping fees.
All listed prices are quoted in U.S.
funds. Make checks payable in U.S.
funds.
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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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Customer Information
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 Limited. 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, please notify General Motors.
Call 1-800-521-7300, or write:
Buick Customer Assistance Center
P.O. Box 33136
Detroit, MI 48232-5136
In Canada, call 1-800-263-3777
(English) or 1-800-263-7854
(French), or write:
General Motors of Canada Limited
Customer Care Centre, Mail Code:
CA1-163-005
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
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Customer Information
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.
GM will not access this data or
share it with others except: with the
consent of the vehicle owner or,
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Customer Information
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; about
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.
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.
Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID)
RFID technology is used in some
vehicles for functions such as tire
pressure monitoring and ignition
system security, as well as in
connection with conveniences such
as Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitters for remote door locking/
unlocking and starting, and
in-vehicle transmitters for garage
door openers. RFID technology in
GM vehicles does not use or record
personal information or link with any
other GM system containing
personal information.
Radio Frequency
Statement
This vehicle has systems that
operate on a radio frequency that
comply with Part 15 of the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC)
rules and with Industry Canada
Standards RSS‐GEN/210/220/310.
Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. The device may not cause
harmful interference.
2. The device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause
undesired operation of the
device.
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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OnStar
OnStar
OnStar Overview
OnStar Overview
OnStar Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1
OnStar Services
Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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OnStar Additional Information
OnStar Additional
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-5
If equipped, this vehicle has a
comprehensive, in-vehicle system
that can connect to a live Advisor
for Emergency, Security, Navigation,
Connection, and Diagnostic
Services.
The OnStar system status light is
next to the OnStar buttons. If the
status light is:
.
Solid Green: System is ready.
.
Flashing Green: On a call.
.
Red: Indicates a problem.
Press Q or call 1-888-4-ONSTAR
(1-888-466-7827) to speak to an
Advisor.
Press
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= 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.
Requires the available Directions
and Connections service plan.
Press Q to connect to a live
Advisor to:
.
Verify account information or
update contact information.
.
Get driving directions. Requires
the available Directions and
Connections service plan.
.
Receive On-Demand
Diagnostics for a check of the
vehicle’s key operating systems.
.
Receive Roadside Assistance.
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OnStar
Press the OnStar Emergency
button > to get a priority
connection to an Emergency
Advisor available 24/7 to:
.
Get help for an emergency.
.
Be a Good Samaritan or
respond to an AMBER Alert.
.
Get crisis assistance and
evacuation routes.
OnStar Services
Emergency
With Automatic Crash Response,
the built-in system can automatically
connect to help in most crashes,
even if help cannot be requested.
Press > to connect to an
Emergency Advisor. GPS
technology is used to identify the
vehicle location and can provide
critical information to emergency
personnel. The Advisor is also
trained to offer critical assistance in
emergency situations before first
responders arrive.
automatic door locks, and can help
police locate the vehicle if it is
stolen.
Navigation
OnStar navigation requires the
Directions and Connections
service plan.
Press Q to receive directions or
have them sent to the vehicle
navigation screen, if equipped.
Destinations can also be forwarded
to the vehicle from MapQuest.com.
The OnStar mapping database is
continuously updated. For coverage
maps, see www.onstar.com (U.S.)
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
Security
Turn-by-Turn Navigation
OnStar provides services like Stolen
Vehicle Assistance, Remote Ignition
Block, and Roadside Assistance,
if the vehicle is equipped. OnStar
can unlock the vehicle doors
remotely, if it is equipped with
1. Press Q to connect to a live
Advisor.
2. Request directions.
3. Directions are downloaded to the
vehicle.
4. Follow the voice-guided
commands.
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OnStar
Using Voice Commands
During a Planned Route
Cancel Route
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone. Say
“Cancel route.” System
responds: “Do you want to
cancel directions?”
2. Say “Yes.” System responds:
“OK, request completed, thank
you, goodbye.”
Route Preview
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Route preview.” System
responds with the next three
maneuvers.
3. Say “Goodbye.” Exits voice
commands.
Repeat
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.
3. Say “Goodbye.” Exits voice
commands.
Get My Destination
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Get my destination.”
System responds with address
and the distance to the
destination, then responds with
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
3. Say “Goodbye.” Exits voice
commands.
Other Navigation Services
Available from OnStar
OnStar eNav: Allows subscribers
to send destinations from
MapQuest.com to their Turn-by-Turn
Navigation or screen-based
navigation system. When ready, the
directions will be downloaded to the
vehicle.
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Destination Download: Press Q,
then request the Advisor to
download directions to the
navigation system in the vehicle.
After the call ends, press the “Go”
button on the navigation screen to
begin driving directions.
Destinations can also be
downloaded on the go. For
information about eNav, Destination
Download, and coverage maps see
www.onstar.com (U.S.),
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
Connections
OnStar Hands-Free Calling allows
calls to be made and received from
the vehicle. The vehicle can also be
controlled from a cell phone through
the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app.
For coverage maps, see
www.onstar.com (U.S.),
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
Hands-Free Calling
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready.”
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OnStar
2. Say “Call.” System responds:
“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.”
End a Call
Press =. System responds: “Call
ended.”
Store a Name Tag for Speed
Dialing
Calling 911 Emergency
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready.”
1. Press =. The system responds
“OnStar Ready,” followed by
a tone.
2. Say “Store.” System responds:
“Please say the number you
would like to store.”
2. Say “Call.” The system responds
“Please say the name or number
to call.”
3. Say the entire number without
pausing. System responds:
“Please say the name tag.”
3. Say “911” without pausing. The
system responds “911.”
4. Pick a name tag. System
responds: “About to store <name
tag>. Does that sound OK?”
4. Say “Call.” The 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.”
5. Say “Yes” or say “No” to try
again. System responds: “OK,
storing <name tag>.”
Place a Call Using a Stored
Number
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready.”
2. Say “Call <name tag>.” System
responds: “OK, calling
<name tag>.”
Verify Minutes and Expiration
Press = and say “Minutes” then
“Verify” to check how many minutes
remain and their expiration date.
OnStar Mobile App
Download the OnStar RemoteLink
mobile app to select Apple, Android
and BlackBerry devices to check
vehicle fuel level, oil life, or tire
pressure; to start the vehicle (if
equipped) or unlock it; or to connect
to an OnStar Advisor. For OnStar
RemoteLink information and
compatibility, see www.onstar.com
(U.S.), www.onstar.ca (Canada).
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Diagnostics
OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics will
perform a vehicle check every
month. It will check the engine,
transmission, antilock brakes, and
major vehicle systems. It also
checks the tire pressures, if the
vehicle is equipped with the Tire
Pressure Monitoring System. If a
diagnostics check is needed
between e-mails, press Q, and an
Advisor can run a check.
OnStar Additional
Information
Transferring Service
Press Q to request account transfer
eligibility information. The Advisor
can assist in canceling or removing
account information. If OnStar
receives information that vehicle
ownership has changed, OnStar
may send a voice message to the
vehicle, requesting updated account
information.
Reactivation for Subsequent
Owners
Press Q and follow the prompts to
speak to an Advisor as soon as
possible after acquiring the vehicle.
The Advisor will update vehicle
records and will explain the OnStar
service offers and options available.
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How OnStar Service Works
Automatic Crash Response,
Emergency Services, Crisis Assist,
Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Vehicle
Diagnostics, Remote Door Unlock,
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:
.
In the U.S. see www.onstar.com
(U.S.) or call 1-888-4-ONSTAR.
(1-888-466-7827).
.
In Canada see www.onstar.ca
(Canada) or call
1-888-4-ONSTAR.
(1-888-466-7827).
.
TTY 1-877-248-2080.
.
Press Q to speak with an
Advisor.
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OnStar
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.
OnStar service cannot work unless
your vehicle is in a place where
OnStar has an agreement with a
wireless service provider for service
in that area, and the wireless
service provider has coverage,
network capacity, reception, and
technology compatible with OnStar
service. Service involving location
information about the vehicle cannot
work unless GPS signals are
available, unobstructed, and
compatible with the OnStar
hardware. OnStar service 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 service may not
work. Other problems beyond the
control of OnStar may prevent
service 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.
See Radio Frequency Statement on
page 13‑20 for information
regarding Part 15 of the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC)
rules and Industry Canada
Standards RSS-GEN/210/220/310.
Services for People with
Disabilities
Advisors provide services to help
subscribers with physical disabilities
and medical conditions.
Press
Q for help with:
.
Locating a gas station with an
attendant to pump gas.
.
Finding a hotel, restaurant, etc.,
that meets accessibility needs.
.
Providing directions to the
closest hospital or pharmacy in
urgent situations.
TTY Users
OnStar has the ability to
communicate to the 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 of the OnStar services,
except Virtual Advisor and OnStar
Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
OnStar.com (U.S.) or OnStar.ca
(Canada)
The website provides access to
account information, allows
management of the OnStar
subscription, and viewing of videos
of each service. Get subscription
plan pricing and sign up for OnStar
Vehicle Diagnostics. Click on the
“My Account” tab on the home
page. The website navigation and
services provided may vary by
country.
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OnStar Personal Identification
Number (PIN)
A PIN is needed to access some of
the OnStar services, like Remote
Door Unlock and Stolen Vehicle
Assistance. You will be prompted to
change the PIN the first time when
speaking with an Advisor. To
change the OnStar PIN, call OnStar
and provide the Advisor with the
current number.
Warranty
OnStar equipment may be
warranted as part of the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. The
manufacturer of the vehicle
furnishes detailed warranty
information.
Languages
The vehicle can be programmed to
respond in English, French or
Spanish. Press Q and ask an
Advisor. Advisors can speak
English, French or Spanish.
Potential Issues
OnStar cannot perform Remote
Door Unlock or Stolen Vehicle
Assistance after the vehicle has
been off continuously for five days.
After five days, OnStar can contact
Roadside Assistance and a
locksmith to help gain access to the
vehicle.
Global Positioning
System (GPS)
.
Obstruction of the GPS can
occur in a large city with tall
buildings; in parking garages;
around airports; in tunnels,
underpasses, or parking
garages; 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.
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.
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.
Cellular and GPS Antennas
Avoid placing items over or near the
antenna to prevent blocking cellular
and GPS signal reception. Cellular
reception is required for OnStar to
send remote signals to the vehicle.
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.
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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.
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 on page 9‑49. Added
electrical equipment may interfere
with the operation of the OnStar
system and cause it to not operate.
Privacy
The complete OnStar Privacy
Statement may be found at
www.onstar.com (U.S.),
or www.onstar.ca (Canada).
Privacy-sensitive 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.
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and “MacZip” for its own source
and binary releases.
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INDEX
A
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-3
Accessory Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-18
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Add-On Electrical
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-49
Additional Information
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-5
Adjustments
Lumbar, Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine . . . . . 10-10
Air Filter, Passenger
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Airbag System
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-34
How Does an Airbag
Restrain? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-27
Passenger Sensing
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-29
What Makes an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-27
Airbag System (cont'd)
What Will You See after an
Airbag Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-27
When Should an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-26
Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . .3-24
Airbags
Adding Equipment to the
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-33
Passenger Status Indicator . . .5-15
Readiness Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-14
Servicing Airbag-Equipped
Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-33
System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-22
Alarm
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . 10-22, 9-24
AM-FM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
Antenna
Multi-band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-11
Antilock Brake
System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-25
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-19
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Appearance Care
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-72
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-75
Armrest Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Assistance Program,
Roadside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-7, 13-11
Audio Controller,
Rear (RAC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-27
Audio Players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12
CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-12
MP3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-13
Audio System
Radio Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-11
Rear Seat (RSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-18
Theft-Deterrent Feature . . . . . . . . 7-2
Automatic
Dimming Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-21
Transmission Fluid . . . . . . . . . 10-10
Automatic Transmission
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-23
Shift Lock Control
Function Check . . . . . . . . . . . 10-23
Auxiliary
Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-17
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B
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-22
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-65
Load Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Power Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Voltage and Charging
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-28
Blade Replacement, Wiper . . . 10-24
Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-28
Brake
System Warning Light . . . . . . . .5-18
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-19
Antilock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-25
Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-26
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-20
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-26
System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . .5-28
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Break-In, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . . 9-13
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-27
Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Bulb Replacement (cont'd)
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
License Plate Lamps . . . . . . . 10-26
Taillamps, Turn Signal,
and Stoplamps . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-26
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-49
C
Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
California
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . .9-39
Perchlorate Materials
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-3
Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-2
Camera, Rear Vision . . . . . . . . . . 9-35
Canadian Vehicle Owners . . . . . . . . iii
Capacities and
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2
Carbon Monoxide
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-20
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Cargo
Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Management System . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Cautions, Danger, and
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12
Center Console Storage . . . . . . . . 4-2
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-54
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . 5-15
Check
Engine Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-16
Ignition
Transmission Lock . . . . . . . . 10-23
Child Restraints
Infants and Young
Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-37
Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children . . . . . . . . .3-43
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-35
Securing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-50, 3-52
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-40
Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-28
Cleaning
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-72
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-75
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Climate Control Systems
Dual Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6, 8-7
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Cluster, Instrument . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Collision Damage Repair . . . . . 13-14
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . 10-64
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Connections
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-3
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Coolant
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12
Engine Temperature
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-12
Engine Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-20
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12
Engine Messages . . . . . . . . . . . .5-29
Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Courtesy Transportation
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-13
Cover
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-6
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-29
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-22
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-28
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . 13-6
Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-5
Text Telephone (TTY)
Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-6
Customer Information
Service Publications
Ordering Information . . . . . . 13-16
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-2, 13-4
D
Damage Repair, Collision . . . . . 13-14
Danger, Warnings, and
Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Data Recorders, Event . . . . . . . 13-19
Daytime Running Lamps/
Automatic Headlamp
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
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Delayed Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Delayed Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Delayed Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Devices
Auxiliary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-17
Diagnostics
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-5
Distracted Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Door
Ajar Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-28
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Power Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Drive Belt Routing, Engine . . . . . 12-4
Drive Systems
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . 10-22, 9-24
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22
Driving
Characteristics and
Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-42
Defensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Drunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
For Better Fuel Economy . . . . .1-20
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Driving (cont'd)
Highway Hypnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . 9-6
If the Vehicle is Stuck . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Wet Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Dual Automatic Climate
Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
E
Electrical Equipment,
Add-On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-49
Electrical System
Engine Compartment
Fuse Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-28
Fuses and Circuit
Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-28
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-31
Overload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-27
Emergency
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-2
Engine
Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . . . . . . . . 10-10
Check and Service Engine
Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-16
Compartment Overview . . . . . . .10-5
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12
Coolant Temperature
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-12
Coolant Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-20
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12
Cooling System Messages . . .5-29
Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-6
Drive Belt Routing . . . . . . . . . . . .12-4
Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-20
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-17
Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-9
Oil Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-30
Overheated Protection
Operating Mode . . . . . . . . . . . 10-17
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-16
Power Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-31
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-21
Running While Parked . . . . . . . .9-21
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-16
Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Equipment, Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-47
Event Data Recorders . . . . . . . . 13-19
Extender, Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . . . 6-1
F
Features
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Filter,
Engine Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . 10-10
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Flashers, Hazard Warning . . . . . . 6-4
Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-54
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-56
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-78
Fluid
Automatic Transmission . . . . 10-10
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-20
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-18
Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-18
Fog Lamps
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15
Front Fog Lamp
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-22
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Front Seats
Heated and Ventilated . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-37
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-39
Economy Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-20
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-41
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-40
Foreign Countries . . . . . . . . . . . .9-39
Gasoline Specifications . . . . . . .9-38
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Recommended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-38
Requirements, California . . . . .9-39
System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . .5-31
Fuses
Engine Compartment
Fuse Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-28
Fuses and Circuit
Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-28
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-31
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G
H
Garage Door Opener . . . . . . . . . . 5-45
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-45
Gasoline
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-38
Gauges
Engine Coolant
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-12
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Voltmeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-13
Warning Lights and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
General Information
Service and Maintenance . . . . . 11-1
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-42
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-2
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
GM Mobility Reimbursement
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-7
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . 6-4
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Headlamps
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Daytime Running Lamps/
Automatic Headlamp
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Delayed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . .5-21
High/Low Beam Changer . . . . . . 6-2
Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Heater
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-17
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High Voltage Devices and
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-27
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21
Highway Hypnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . 9-6
Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . 9-27
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-4
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
I
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-14
Ignition Transmission Lock
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-23
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Infants and Young Children,
Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-37
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . 13-20
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Instrument Panel
Storage Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
J
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-65
K
Key and Lock Messages . . . . . . . 5-32
Keyless Entry
Remote (RKE) System . . . . . . . . 2-2
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
L
Labeling, Tire Sidewall . . . . . . . . 10-36
Lamps
Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Dome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Exterior Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
License Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-26
Malfunction Indicator . . . . . . . . .5-16
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-32
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
LATCH System
Replacing Parts after a
Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-50
LATCH, Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children . . . . . . . . . . 3-43
Liftgate
Carbon Monoxide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Lighting
Adaptive Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Delayed Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Delayed Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Illumination Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Parade Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Lights
Airbag Readiness . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-14
Antilock Brake System
(ABS) Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-19
Brake System Warning . . . . . . .5-18
Charging System . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-15
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-22
Engine Coolant
Temperature Warning . . . . . . .5-20
Engine Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . .5-21
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Front Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-22
High-Beam On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-21
High/Low Beam Changer . . . . . . 6-2
Safety Belt Reminders . . . . . . . .5-13
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-21
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Lights (cont'd)
StabiliTrak® Indicator . . . . . . . . .5-19
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-20
Tow/Haul Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-19
Locks
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children (LATCH
System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-43
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
M
Maintenance
Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-14
Maintenance Schedule
Recommended Fluids
and Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-12
Malfunction Indicator Lamp . . . . 5-16
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-23
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Messages
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-34
Battery Voltage and
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-28
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-28
Door Ajar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-28
Engine Cooling System . . . . . . .5-29
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-30
Engine Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-31
Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-31
Key and Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-32
Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-32
Object Detection System . . . . .5-32
Ride Control System . . . . . . . . . .5-33
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-34
Service Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-34
Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-35
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-35
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-27
Vehicle Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-36
Vehicle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-36
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-37
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Mirrors
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
Automatic Dimming
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
Convex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-15
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
Park Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-15
Monitor System, Tire
Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-43
MP3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13
Multi-band Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-11
N
Navigation
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-2
Net, Convenience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
New Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . . . 9-13
O
Object Detection System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-32
Object Detection, Side Blind
Zone Alert (SBZA) . . . . . . . . . . . 9-32
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
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Off-Road
Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
Oil
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-7
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . .10-9
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-30
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-21
Older Children, Restraints . . . . . 3-35
Online Owner Center . . . . . . . . . . 13-6
OnStar®
System, In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-21
OnStar® Additional
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-5
OnStar® Connections . . . . . . . . . . 14-3
OnStar® Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . 14-5
OnStar® Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . 14-2
OnStar® Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-2
OnStar® Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-1
OnStar® Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-2
Operation, Infotainment
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Ordering
Service Publications . . . . . . . . 13-16
Outlets
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Overheated Engine
Protection
Operating Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-17
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . 10-16
Overview, Infotainment
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
P
Parade Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Park
Shifting Into . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-18
Shifting Out of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-19
Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
Parking
Assist, Ultrasonic . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-31
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-26
Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . 10-23
Over Things That Burn . . . . . . .9-20
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Passenger Sensing System . . . 3-29
Perchlorate Materials
Requirements, California . . . . . 10-3
Personalization
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-37
Phone
Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-28
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-15
Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Protection, Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Retained Accessory (RAP) . . .9-18
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-18
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-17
Pregnancy, Using Safety
Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Privacy
Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) . . . . . . . 13-20
Program
Courtesy Transportation . . . . 13-13
Proposition 65 Warning,
California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-2
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Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) . . . . . . . . 13-20
Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-20
Radios
AM-FM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-11
Satellite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Rear Audio
Controller (RAC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-27
Rear Climate Control
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6, 8-7
Rear Seat Audio (RSA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-18
Rear Seat Entertainment System
Rear Seat Audio (RSA) . . . . . . .7-18
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . . 9-35
Rear Window Washer/Wiper . . . . 5-4
Rearview Mirrors
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Recommended
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-38
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-12
Records
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-14
Recreational Vehicle
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-69
Reimbursement Program,
GM Mobility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-7
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . 10-27
Replacement Parts
Airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-35
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-13
Replacing Airbag System . . . . . . 3-35
Replacing LATCH System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . 3-50
Replacing Safety Belt
System Parts after a Crash . . . 3-21
Reporting Safety Defects
Canadian Government . . . . . . 13-18
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-18
U.S. Government . . . . . . . . . . . 13-17
Restraints
Where to Put . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-41
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Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-18
Ride Control Systems
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-33
Roads
Driving, Wet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Roadside Assistance
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-7, 13-11
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-19
Roof Rack System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-47
Routing, Engine Drive Belt . . . . . 12-4
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-21
S
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-21
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-20
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-14
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . .3-15
Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-13
Replacing after a Crash . . . . . .3-21
Use During Pregnancy . . . . . . . .3-20
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Safety Defects Reporting
Canadian Government . . . . . . 13-18
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-18
U.S. Government . . . . . . . . . . . 13-17
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Safety System Check . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
Scheduling Appointments . . . . . 13-12
Seats
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Heated and Ventilated Front . . . 3-7
Lumbar Adjustment, Front . . . . . 3-4
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Power Adjustment, Front . . . . . . 3-3
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Third Row Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-10
Securing Child
Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-50, 3-52
Security
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-21
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-34
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-2
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Vehicle Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Service
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-3
Doing Your Own Work . . . . . . . .10-3
Engine Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . .5-16
Maintenance Records . . . . . . .11-14
Maintenance, General
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1
Parts Identification Label . . . . .12-1
Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-16
Scheduling Appointments . . . 13-12
Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . .5-34
Servicing the Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . 3-33
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-35
Shift Lock Control Function
Check, Automatic
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-23
Shifting
Into Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-18
Out of Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-19
Side Blind Zone Alert . . . . . . . . . . 9-32
Signals, Turn and
Lane-Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Spare Tire
Compact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-64
Specifications and
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
StabiliTrak
Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-19
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-27
Start Assist, Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-27
Start Vehicle, Remote . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . 10-22
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-16
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Fluid, Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-18
Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Storage Areas
Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Cargo Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Cargo Management System . . . 4-3
Center Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Roof Rack System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
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Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
System
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-20, 7-1
Roof Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
T
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Taillamps
Turn Signal and
Stoplamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-26
Text Telephone (TTY) Users . . . 13-6
Theft-Deterrent Systems . . . . . . . 2-13
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-13
Third-Row Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Tires
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . 10-49
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-54
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-56
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-64
Designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-38
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-51
If a Tire Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . . 10-54
Inflation Monitor System . . . . 10-44
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-47
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-35
Tires (cont'd)
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-20
Pressure Monitor System . . . 10-43
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-47
Sidewall Labeling . . . . . . . . . . . 10-36
Terminology and
Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-39
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-51
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-53
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . 10-53
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-48
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-35
Tow/Haul Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-24
Tow/Haul Mode Light . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Towing
Driving Characteristics . . . . . . . .9-42
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-47
General Information . . . . . . . . . .9-42
Recreational Vehicle . . . . . . . . 10-69
Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-45
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-68
Trailer
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-45
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Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-21
Fluid, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-10
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-35
Transportation Program,
Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-13
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
U
Ultrasonic Parking Assist . . . . . . 9-31
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-51
Universal Remote System . . . . . 5-45
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-48
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-45
Using This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
V
Vehicle
Alarm System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Canadian Owners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Identification
Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-1
Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
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Vehicle (cont'd)
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-27
Personalization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-37
Reminder Messages . . . . . . . . . .5-36
Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Speed Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-36
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-68
Vehicle Care
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-41
Ventilation, Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Voltage Devices and
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-27
Voltmeter Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
W
Warning
Brake System Light . . . . . . . . . . .5-18
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Cautions and Danger . . . . . . . . . . . .iv
Hazard Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-18
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-37
Wheels
Alignment and Tire
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-53
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-51
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-53
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-48
Where to Put the Restraint . . . . 3-41
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-17
Windshield
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Winter
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-35
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . 10-24
Wipers
Rear Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Wiring, High Voltage
Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-27
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