Owner`s Manual

Owner`s Manual
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Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Keys, Doors, and Windows . . . . . 33
Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Instruments and Controls . . . . . . 119
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . 181
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . . 246
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Service and Maintenance . . . . . 451
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467
Customer Information . . . . . . . . . 472
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . 483
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 496
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Introduction
Introduction
The names, logos, emblems,
slogans, vehicle model names, and
vehicle body designs appearing in
this manual including, but not limited
to, GM, the GM logo, CHEVROLET,
the CHEVROLET Emblem,
SILVERADO, and Z71 are
trademarks and/or service marks of
General Motors LLC, its
subsidiaries, affiliates, or licensors.
For vehicles first sold in Canada,
substitute the name “General
Motors of Canada Company” for
Chevrolet Motor Division wherever it
appears in this manual.
Litho in U.S.A.
Part No. 23476161 A First Printing
This manual describes features that
may or may not be on the vehicle
because of optional equipment that
was not purchased on the vehicle,
model variants, country
specifications, features/applications
that may not be available in your
region, or changes subsequent to
the printing of this owner manual.
Refer to the purchase
documentation relating to your
specific vehicle to confirm the
features.
Keep this manual in the vehicle for
quick reference.
Canadian Vehicle Owners
If the vehicle has the Duramax
diesel engine, see the Duramax
diesel supplement for additional and
specific information on this engine.
A French language manual can be
obtained from your dealer, at
www.helminc.com, or from:
If the vehicle has the bi-fuel engine,
see the Silverado/Sierra Bi-Fuel
supplement for additional and
specific information on this engine.
On peut obtenir un exemplaire de
ce guide en français auprès du
concessionnaire ou à l'adresse
suivante:
For an eAssist vehicle, see the
Silverado/Sierra eAssist
supplement.
Helm, Incorporated
Attention: Customer Service
47911 Halyard Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
USA
®
©
Propriétaires Canadiens
2016 General Motors LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Introduction
Using this Manual
To quickly locate information about
the vehicle, use the Index in the
back of the manual. It is an
alphabetical list of what is in the
manual and the page number where
it can be found.
Danger, Warning, and
Caution
Warning messages found on vehicle
labels and in this manual describe
hazards and what to do to avoid or
reduce them.
{ Warning
Warning indicates a hazard that
could result in injury or death.
Caution
Caution indicates a hazard that
could result in property or vehicle
damage.
Danger indicates a hazard with a
high level of risk which will result
in serious injury or death.
Symbols
The vehicle has components and
labels that use symbols instead of
text. Symbols are shown along with
the text describing the operation or
information relating to a specific
component, control, message,
gauge, or indicator.
M : Shown when the owner
manual has additional instructions
or information.
* : Shown when the service
manual has additional instructions
or information.
0 : Shown when there is more
{ Danger
information on another page —
“see page.”
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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Introduction
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.
0 : Adjustable Pedals
9 : Airbag Readiness Light
! : Antilock Brake System (ABS)
g : Audio®Steering Wheel Controls
or OnStar (if equipped)
$ : Brake System Warning Light
" : Charging System
I : Cruise Control
` : Do Not Puncture
^ : Do Not Service
B : Engine Coolant Temperature
O : Exterior Lamps
_ : Flame/Fire Prohibited
# : Fog Lamps
. : Fuel Gauge
+ : Fuses
3 : Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer
( : Heated Steering Wheel
j : LATCH System Child Restraints
* : Malfunction Indicator Lamp
: : Oil Pressure
g : Outside Power Foldaway
Mirrors
O : Power
/ : Remote Vehicle Start
> : Safety Belt Reminders
7 : Tire Pressure Monitor
_ : Tow/Haul Mode
d : Traction Control/StabiliTrak®
a : Under Pressure
M : Windshield Washer Fluid
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In Brief
In Brief
Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Initial Drive Information
Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Heated and Ventilated Seats . . . 13
Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . 14
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Passenger Sensing System . . . 14
Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . 16
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . . 18
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Four-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Vehicle Features
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Portable Audio Devices . . . . . . . .
Bluetooth® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . .
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . .
Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . .
Parking Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Remote System . . . . .
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Performance and Maintenance
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Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . . . 30
Fuel (Except L86 6.2L
Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Fuel (L86 6.2L Engine) . . . . . . . . 30
E85 or FlexFuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . 31
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Roadside Assistance
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
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In Brief
Instrument Panel
Base Shown, Uplevel Similar
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1. Instrument Panel Illumination
Control 0 177.
Tow/Haul Selector Button (If
Equipped). See Tow/Haul
Mode 0 282.
2. Integrated Trailer Brake Control
(ITBC) System (If Equipped).
See Towing Equipment 0 335.
Range Selection Mode (If
Equipped). See Manual
Mode 0 280.
3. Exterior Lamp Controls 0 171.
Fog Lamps 0 176 (If
Equipped).
10. Light Sensor. See Automatic
Headlamp System 0 174.
4. Air Vents 0 243.
11. Infotainment 0 181.
5. Turn Signal Lever. See Turn
and Lane-Change
Signals 0 175.
12. Passenger Airbag On-Off
Switch (If Equipped) (Out of
View). See Airbag On-Off
Switch 0 80.
Windshield Wiper/
Washer 0 122.
6. Favorite Switches (Out of
View). See Steering Wheel
Controls 0 121.
Volume Switches (Out of View).
See Steering Wheel
Controls 0 121.
7. Instrument Cluster 0 128.
8. Hazard Warning
Flashers 0 175.
9. Shift Lever. See Automatic
Transmission 0 277.
13. Heated and Ventilated Seats
0 13 (If Equipped).
14. Power Outlet 110/120 Volt
Alternating Current (If
Equipped). See Power
Outlets 0 124.
15. Power Outlets 0 124 (If
Equipped).
16.
g Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 295.
7
0 Pedal Adjust Switch (If
Equipped). See Adjustable
Throttle and Brake
Pedal 0 267.
{ Cargo Lamp 0 177.
X Parking Assist Button (If
Equipped). See Assistance
Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 302.
A Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
(1500 Series) 0 309 (If
Equipped).
@ Lane Departure Warning
(LDW) (2500/3500 Series)
0 307 (If Equipped).
5 Hill Descent Control Switch
(If Equipped). See Hill Descent
Control (HDC) 0 297.
q Exhaust Brake (If
Equipped). See “Exhaust
Brake” in the Duramax diesel
supplement.
g Power Take Off (PTO)
Switch (If Equipped). See the
Duramax diesel supplement.
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Auxiliary Button (If Equipped).
See Add-On Electrical
Equipment 0 345.
21. Hood Release. See
Hood 0 353.
22. Horn 0 122.
17. Instrument Panel Storage
0 115 (If Equipped).
23. Steering Wheel Adjustment
0 120 (Out of View).
18. Climate Control Systems (with
Heater Only) 0 237 or Climate
Control Systems (with Air
Conditioning) 0 238 (If
Equipped).
24. Cruise Control 0 298.
Dual Automatic Climate Control
System 0 240 (If Equipped).
19. Parking Brake Release
(Manual Transmission Only, If
Equipped). See Parking
Brake 0 293
20. Steering Wheel Controls 0 121
(If Equipped).
Driver Information Center (DIC)
Controls (If Equipped). See
Driver Information Center (DIC)
(Base Level) 0 145 or Driver
Information Center (DIC)
(Uplevel) 0 147.
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 304 (If Equipped).
25. Data Link Connector (DLC)
(Out of View). See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp (Check Engine
Light) 0 138.
26. Parking Brake 0 293.
27. Electronic Transfer Case
Control (If Equipped). See
Four-Wheel Drive 0 284.
Card Holder (If Equipped). See
Instrument Panel
Storage 0 115.
Initial Drive
Information
This section provides a brief
overview about some of the
important features that may or may
not be on your specific vehicle.
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 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter functions may work from
up to 60 m (197 ft) away from the
vehicle.
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In Brief
See Keys 0 33 and Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 36.
Remote Vehicle Start
If equipped, the engine can be
started from outside of the vehicle.
Starting the Vehicle
1. Press and release
RKE transmitter.
K : Press to unlock the driver door.
Press K again within three seconds
to unlock all remaining doors and
the tailgate.
Q : Press to lock all doors and the
tailgate. Lock and unlock feedback
can be personalized. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 160.
7 : Press and release one time to
initiate vehicle locator. Press 7 and
hold for at least three seconds to
sound the panic alarm. Press 7
again to cancel the panic alarm.
Q on the
2. Immediately press and hold /
for at least four seconds or until
the turn signal lamps flash.
Start the vehicle normally after
entering.
When the vehicle starts, the parking
lamps will turn on.
Remote start can be extended.
Canceling a Remote Start
To cancel a remote start, do one of
the following:
.
Press and hold / until the
parking lamps turn off.
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.
Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
.
Turn the vehicle on and then off.
See Remote Vehicle Start 0 38.
Door Locks
There are several ways to lock and
unlock the vehicle.
From outside, use the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or
the key in the driver door.
From inside, use the power door
locks or push down or pull up on the
manual door locks.
From inside, pull the door handle
once to unlock the door. Pull again
to open the door.
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Windows
Power Door Locks
Power Windows
Base Trim
Crew/Double Cab Premium Trim
Shown, Other Models Similar
If equipped with power door locks:
Q : Press to lock the doors.
K : Press to unlock the doors.
See Door Locks 0 39 and Power
Door Locks 0 40.
Crew/Double Cab Premium Trim
Shown, Other Models Similar
If equipped, the driver door has a
switch to control all windows. Each
passenger door has a switch to
control that window. The power
windows work when the ignition is in
ON/RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY,
or when Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) is active. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 271.
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In Brief
Press the switch to lower the
window. Pull the switch up to raise
it. See Windows 0 51 and Power
Windows 0 51.
The power sliding rear window
cannot be operated manually. See
“Power Sliding Rear Window” in
Rear Windows 0 53.
See Seat Adjustment 0 58.
Power Sliding Rear Window
Seat Adjustment
Power Seats
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3. Try to move the seat back and
forth to be sure it is locked in
place.
Manual Seats
If equipped, the power sliding rear
window works when the ignition has
been turned to ACC/ACCESSORY
or ON/RUN, or when Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) is active.
See Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) 0 271.
Press the switch to open the
window. Pull the switch up to close
it. See Windows 0 51 and Power
Windows 0 51.
To adjust a manual seat:
1. Pull the handle at the front of
the seat.
2. Slide the seat to the desired
position and release the
handle.
To adjust a power seat, if equipped:
. Move the seat forward or
rearward by sliding the control
forward or rearward.
. If equipped, raise or lower the
front part of the seat cushion by
moving the front of the control
up or down.
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In Brief
If equipped, raise or lower the
seat by moving the rear of the
control up or down.
Power Lumbar
See Lumbar Adjustment 0 59.
Reclining Seatbacks
Manual Reclining Seatbacks
See Power Seat Adjustment 0 59.
Lumbar Adjustment
Manual Lumbar
If equipped, move the lever up or
down repeatedly to increase or
decrease lumbar support.
See Lumbar Adjustment 0 59.
To adjust the power lumbar support,
if equipped:
. Press and hold the control
forward to increase or rearward
to decrease upper and lower
lumbar support at the same time.
. If equipped, press and hold the
control up to increase upper
lumbar support and decrease
lower lumbar support.
Press and hold the control down
to increase lower lumbar support
and decrease upper lumbar
support.
To adjust a manual seatback:
1. Lift the lever.
The seatback will automatically
fold forward.
2. To recline, move the seatback
rearward to the desired
position, then release the lever
to lock the seatback in place.
3. Push and pull on the seatback
to make sure it is locked.
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In Brief
To return the seatback to the upright
position:
1. Lift the lever fully without
applying pressure to the
seatback, and the seatback will
return to the upright position.
.
Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
See Reclining Seatbacks 0 60.
Memory Features
2. Push and pull on the seatback
to make sure it is locked.
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Automatic Memory Recall and/or
Easy Exit Recall features may be
enabled in the Personalization
Menus.
See Memory Seats 0 61 and
Vehicle Personalization 0 160.
Heated and Ventilated
Seats
See Reclining Seatbacks 0 60.
Power Reclining Seatbacks
Crew/Double Cab Shown, Other
Models Similar
To recline a power seatback,
if equipped:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
If equipped, the SET, 1, 2, and B
(Exit) buttons on the driver door are
used to manually store and recall
memory settings for the driver seat,
outside mirrors, and adjustable
pedals (if equipped).
Heated and Ventilated Seat
Buttons Shown, Heated Seat
Buttons Similar
If equipped, the buttons are on the
center stack. To operate, the engine
must be running.
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Press I to heat the driver or
passenger seatback only.
Safety Belts
Press J to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and
seatback.
The passenger sensing system,
if equipped, turns off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
under certain conditions. No other
airbag is affected by the passenger
sensing system.
PressC to ventilate the driver or
passenger seat.
See Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 63.
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 0 57 and Seat
Adjustment 0 58.
Passenger Sensing
System
Refer to the following sections for
important information on how to use
safety belts properly:
. Safety Belts 0 66.
.
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly 0 67.
.
Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 68.
.
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 96.
If the vehicle has one of the
indicators pictured in the following
illustrations, then the vehicle has a
passenger sensing system for the
front outboard passenger position
unless there is an airbag off switch
on the instrument panel endcap.
If there is an airbag off switch, the
vehicle does not have a passenger
sensing system. See Airbag On-Off
Switch 0 80 for more information.
The passenger airbag status
indicator will be visible on the
overhead console when the vehicle
is started.
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Exterior Mirrors
Manual Mirrors
United States
If equipped, adjust manual mirrors
by moving them up and down or left
to right to see a little of the side of
the vehicle and to have a clear view
behind the vehicle.
See Manual Mirrors 0 46.
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2. Press the arrows on the control
pad to move the mirror up,
down, right, or left.
3. Adjust each outside mirror so
that a little of the vehicle and
the area behind it can be seen.
4. Keep the selector switch in the
center position when not
adjusting either outside mirror.
Power Mirrors
Canada and Mexico
See Passenger Sensing System
0 82 for important information.
Mirror Adjustment
Using hood-mounted air deflectors
and add-on convex mirror
attachments could decrease mirror
performance.
Base Power Mirrors
If equipped with power mirrors:
1. Press (1) or (2) to select the
driver or passenger side mirror.
Uplevel with Power Folding
Mirrors
1. Press (1) or (3) to select the
driver or passenger side mirror.
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2. Press the arrows on the control
pad while the indicator light on
the (1) or (3) button is
illuminated, to move the mirror
up, down, right, or left.
Interior Mirror
3. Adjust each outside mirror so
that a little of the vehicle and
the area behind it can be seen.
Manual Dimming Rearview Mirror
Adjustment
Adjust the mirror for a clear view of
the area behind the vehicle.
See Power Mirrors 0 47.
If equipped, push the tab forward for
daytime use and pull it for nighttime
use to avoid glare from the
headlamps from behind. See
Manual Rearview Mirror 0 51.
If equipped with power folding
mirrors:
Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror
4. Press either (1) or (3) again to
deselect the mirror.
1. Press (2) to fold the mirrors out
to the driving position.
2. Press (2) again to fold the
mirrors in to the folded position.
For manual, power, and auto folding
mirrors, see Folding Mirrors 0 48.
The mirrors may also include a
memory function that works with the
memory seats. See Memory
Seats 0 61.
Steering Wheel
Adjustment
If equipped, the mirror will
automatically reduce the glare of the
headlamps from behind. The
dimming feature comes on when the
vehicle is started.
See Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror 0 51.
To adjust the steering wheel:
1. Hold the steering wheel and
pull the lever.
2. Move the steering wheel up
or down.
3. Release the lever to lock the
wheel in place.
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Tilt and Telescoping Steering
Wheel
To adjust the tilt and telescoping
steering wheel, if equipped:
1. Push the lever (1) down to
move the steering wheel
forward or rearward. Lift the
lever up to lock the wheel in
place.
2. Pull the lever (2) toward you to
move the steering wheel up or
down, then release the lever to
lock the wheel in place.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
while driving.
Interior Lighting
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Reading Lamps
Dome Lamps
There are dome lamps in the
overhead console and the headliner,
if equipped.
To change the dome lamp settings,
press the following:
OFF : Turns the lamps off, even
when a door is open.
DOOR : The lamps come on
automatically when a door is
opened.
ON : Turns all dome lamps on.
There are reading lamps in the
overhead console and the headliner,
if equipped. To operate, the ignition
must be in the ACC/ACCESSORY
or ON/RUN position or using
Retained Accessory Power (RAP).
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Press m or n next to each reading
lamp to turn it on or off.
For more information about interior
lighting, see Instrument Panel
Illumination Control 0 177.
Exterior Lighting
For vehicles first sold in Canada, off
will only work when the vehicle is in
P (Park).
AUTO : Automatically turns on the
headlamps, parking lamps,
taillamps, instrument panel lights,
roof marker lamps (if equipped),
front/rear sidemarker lamps, and
license plate lamps.
; : Turns on the parking lamps
including all lamps, except the
headlamps.
5 : Turns on the headlamps
together with the parking lamps and
instrument panel lights.
The exterior lamp control is on the
instrument panel to the left of the
steering wheel.
O : Turns off the automatic
headlamps and Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL). Turn the headlamp
control to the off position again to
turn the automatic headlamps or
DRL back on.
See:
. Exterior Lamp Controls 0 171.
. Daytime Running Lamps
(DRL) 0 174.
. Fog Lamps 0 176.
Windshield Wiper/Washer
The windshield wiper control is on
the turn signal lever.
The windshield wipers are controlled
by turning the band with z on it.
1 : Fast wipes.
w : Slow wipes.
3 INT : Turn the band up for more
frequent wipes or down for less
frequent wipes.
OFF : Turns the windshield
wipers off.
8 : For a single wipe, turn to 8,
then release. For several wipes,
hold the band on 8 longer.
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In Brief
Lm : Push the paddle at the top of
the lever to spray washer fluid on
the windshield.
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Climate Control System (with Heater Only)
See Windshield Wiper/
Washer 0 122.
Climate Controls
These systems control the heating,
cooling, and ventilation.
For an eAssist vehicle, see the
Silverado/Sierra eAssist
supplement.
1. Fan Control
4. Defrost
2. Air Recirculation
5. TEMP (Temperature Control)
3. Air Delivery Mode Control
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In Brief
Climate Control System (with Air Conditioning)
1. Fan Control
2. A/C (Air Conditioning)
K (Rear Window Defogger, If
Equipped)
3. Air Delivery Mode Control
f (Outside Heated Mirror, If
4. Defrost
Equipped)
5. TEMP (Temperature Control)
8 (Outside Air, If Equipped)
6.
7. Air Recirculation
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Dual Automatic Climate Control System
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Transmission
Range Selection Mode
The Range Selection Mode buttons,
if equipped, are on the automatic
transmission shift lever.
1. Driver Temperature Control
9. Power Button
2. A/C (Air Conditioning)
10. Air Recirculation
3. Air Delivery Mode Controls
11. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
4. Fan Control
See Climate Control Systems (with
Heater Only) 0 237 or Climate
Control Systems (with Air
Conditioning) 0 238 or Dual
Automatic Climate Control System
0 240 (If Equipped).
5. Defrost
6. Passenger Temperature
Control
7. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
8. Rear Window Defogger
To enable:
1. Move the shift lever to
M (Manual Mode). The current
range will display next to the M.
This is the highest attainable
range with all lower gears
accessible. As an example,
when 5 (Fifth) gear is selected,
1 (First) through 5 (Fifth) gears
are available.
2. Press the plus/minus buttons to
select the desired range of
gears for current driving
conditions. See Manual
Mode 0 280.
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In Brief
While using Range Selection Mode,
cruise control and the Tow/Haul
Mode can be used.
Manual Transfer Case
Electronic Transfer Case
This transfer case shift lever is on
the floor to the right of the driver.
This transfer case knob is to the left
of the steering column.
Grade Braking is not available when
Range Selection Mode is active.
See Tow/Haul Mode 0 282.
Four-Wheel Drive
If the vehicle has Four-Wheel Drive,
the engine's driving power can be
sent to all four wheels for extra
traction.
Transfer Case Controls
The vehicle will have one of these
three styles of transfer case
controls. Use these controls to shift
into and out of the different
four-wheel drive modes.
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Automatic Transfer Case
Do not use AUTO mode to park on
a steep grade with poor traction
such as ice, snow, mud or gravel. In
AUTO mode only the rear wheels
will hold the vehicle from sliding
when parked. If parking on a steep
grade, use 4 m to keep all four
wheels engaged.
4 m (Four-Wheel Drive High) : Use
this setting when extra traction is
needed, such as on snowy or icy
roads or in most off-road situations.
This transfer case knob is to the left
of the steering column.
The different drive options that may
be available are described following.
2 m (Two-Wheel Drive High) : This
setting is used for driving in most
street and highway situations.
AUTO (Automatic Four-Wheel
Drive) : This setting is ideal for use
when road surface traction
conditions are variable.
N (Neutral) : Shift to this setting
only when towing the vehicle. See
Recreational Vehicle Towing 0 437
or Trailer Towing 0 318.
4 n (Four-Wheel Drive Low) : This
setting sends maximum power to all
four wheels. Choose 4n when
driving in deep sand, mud, or snow,
and while climbing or descending
steep hills.
See Four-Wheel Drive 0 284.
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Vehicle Features
Infotainment System
The base radio and base radio with
touchscreen information is included
in this manual. See the infotainment
manual for information on the
uplevel radios, audio players,
phone, navigation system, Rear
Seat Entertainment (RSE), and
voice or speech recognition,
if equipped.
Radio(s)
Base Radio
O : Press to turn the system on.
Press and hold to turn it off. When
on, press to mute; press again to
unmute. Turn to increase or
decrease the volume.
RADIO : Press to choose between
FM, AM, and SiriusXM®,
if equipped.
MEDIA : Press to change the audio
source between CD, USB, AUX,
and Bluetooth® Audio, if equipped.
{ : Press to go to the Home Page.
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MENU : Press to select a menu.
Setting the Clock
g : Press to seek the previous
See Clock 0 123.
station or track.
l : Press to seek the next station
or track.
See “Base Radio” in Overview
(Base Radio with Touchscreen)
0 183 or Overview (Base
Radio) 0 184.
Base Radio with Touchscreen
O : Press to turn the system on.
Press and hold to turn it off. When
on, press to mute; press again to
unmute. Turn to increase or
decrease the volume.
{ : Press to go to the Home Page.
7 : Press to seek the previous
station or track.
6 : Press to seek the next station
or track.
See “Base Radio with Touchscreen”
in Overview (Base Radio with
Touchscreen) 0 183 or Overview
(Base Radio) 0 184.
Satellite Radio
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.
For more information refer to:
. www.siriusxm.com or call
1-888-601-6296 (U.S.).
. www.siriusxm.ca or call
1-877-438-9677 (Canada).
See Satellite Radio (Base Radio)
0 193 or Satellite Radio (Base
Radio with Touchscreen) 0 193.
Portable Audio Devices
This vehicle may have a 3.5 mm
(1/8 in) auxiliary input jack and USB
ports in the center console or
armrest. There may be a USB port
in the upper glove box. External
devices such as iPods®, laptop
computers, MP3 players, and USB
storage devices may be connected,
depending on the audio system.
See USB Port (Base Radio) 0 199
or USB Port (Base Radio with
Touchscreen) 0 201 and Auxiliary
Jack 0 207.
Bluetooth®
The Bluetooth® system allows users
with a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone
to make and receive hands-free
calls using the vehicle audio system
and controls.
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In Brief
The Bluetooth-enabled cell 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 (Voice Recognition Base Radio) 0 221 or Bluetooth
(Infotainment Controls - Base
Radio) 0 217 or Bluetooth
(Overview) 0 216 or Bluetooth
(Infotainment Controls - Base Radio
with Touchscreen) 0 226.
Steering Wheel Controls
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If equipped, some audio controls
can be adjusted at the steering
wheel.
g : If equipped
with OnStar® or a
®
Bluetooth system, press to interact
with those systems. See OnStar
Overview 0 486, Bluetooth (Voice
Recognition - Base Radio) 0 221 or
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls Base Radio) 0 217 or Bluetooth
(Overview) 0 216 or Bluetooth
(Infotainment Controls - Base Radio
with Touchscreen) 0 226,
or “Bluetooth (Overview)” in the
infotainment manual.
i : Press to reject an incoming
call or end a current call. Press to
mute or unmute the infotainment
system when not on a call.
o or p : Press to go to the
previous or next menu option.
w or x : Press to go to the next or
previous selection.
V : Press to select a highlighted
menu option.
The favorite and volume switches
are on the back of the steering
wheel.
1. Favorite: When on a radio
source, press to select the next
or previous favorite. When on a
media source, press to select
the next or previous track.
2. Volume: Press to increase or
decrease the volume.
See Steering Wheel Controls 0 121.
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Cruise Control
SET− : Press briefly to set the
speed and activate cruise control.
If cruise control is already active,
use to decrease vehicle speed.
* : Press to disengage cruise
control without erasing the set
speed from memory.
See Cruise Control 0 298.
Driver Information
Center (DIC)
5 : Press to turn the system on or
off. The indicator light is white when
cruise control is on and turns off
when cruise control is off.
+RES : If there is a set speed in
memory, press briefly to resume to
that speed or press and hold to
accelerate. If cruise control is
already active, use to increase
vehicle speed.
The DIC display is in the instrument
cluster. It shows the status of many
vehicle systems.
If the vehicle has the base level
instrument cluster, the trip odometer
reset stem is used to operate
the DIC.
If the vehicle has the uplevel
instrument cluster, the right steering
wheel controls are used to operate
the DIC.
w or x : Press to move up or
down in a list.
o or p : Press to move between
the interactive display zones in the
cluster.
V : Press to open a menu or select
a menu item. Press and hold to
reset values on certain screens.
See Driver Information Center (DIC)
(Base Level) 0 145 or Driver
Information Center (DIC)
(Uplevel) 0 147.
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In Brief
Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System
vehicle. This can help avoid or
lessen the severity of crashes when
driving in a forward gear.
If equipped, FCA may help avoid or
reduce the harm caused by
front-end crashes. FCA provides a
green indicator, V, when a vehicle
is detected ahead. This indicator
displays amber if you follow a
vehicle much too closely. When
approaching a vehicle ahead too
quickly, FCA provides a flashing red
alert on the windshield and rapidly
beeps or pulses the driver seat.
See Forward Automatic Braking
(FAB) 0 306.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 304.
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB)
If the vehicle has Forward Collision
Alert (FCA), it also has FAB, which
includes Intelligent Brake
Assist (IBA). When the system
detects a vehicle ahead in your path
that is traveling in the same
direction that you may be about to
crash into, it can provide a boost to
braking or automatically brake the
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW)
If equipped, LDW may help avoid
unintentional lane departures at
speeds of 56 km/h (35 mph) or
greater. LDW uses a camera sensor
to detect the lane markings. The
LDW light, @, is green if a lane
marking is detected. If the vehicle
departs the lane, the light will
change to amber and flash. In
addition, beeps will sound or the
driver seat will pulse.
See Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
(2500/3500 Series) 0 307.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
If equipped, LKA may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may assist by gently
turning the steering wheel if the
vehicle approaches a detected lane
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marking without using a turn signal
in that direction. It may also provide
a Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
alert as the lane marking is crossed.
The system will not assist or alert if
it detects that you are actively
steering. Override LKA by turning
the steering wheel. LKA uses a
camera to detect lane markings
between 60 km/h (37 mph) and
180 km/h (112 mph).
See Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
(2500/3500 Series) 0 307 and Lane
Keep Assist (LKA) (1500
Series) 0 309.
Rear Vision
Camera (RVC)
If equipped, RVC displays a view of
the area behind the vehicle on the
infotainment display when the
vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse) to
aid with parking and low-speed
backing maneuvers.
See Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 302.
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In Brief
Parking Assist
If equipped, Rear Parking
Assist (RPA) uses sensors on the
rear bumper to assist with parking
and avoiding objects while in
R (Reverse). It operates at speeds
less than 8 km/h (5 mph). RPA may
display a warning triangle on the
Rear Vision Camera screen and a
graphic on the instrument cluster to
provide the object distance. In
addition, multiple beeps or seat
pulses may occur if very close to an
object.
Vehicles with a Center Console
. One or two in front of the
cupholders on the center
console.
. One inside the center console.
.
One on the rear of the center
console.
Vehicles with Bench Seats
. One on the center stack below
the climate control system.
. One or two in the storage area
on the bench seat.
The vehicle may also have the Front
Parking Assist system.
Lift the cover to access and replace
when not in use.
See Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 302.
See Power Outlets 0 124.
Power Outlets
Accessory power outlets can be
used to plug in electrical equipment,
such as a cell phone, MP3
player, etc.
The vehicle may have up to four
accessory power outlets.
Universal Remote System
If equipped with the Universal
Remote system, these buttons will
be in the front overhead console.
This system provides a way to
replace up to three remote control
transmitters used to activate
devices such as garage door
openers, security systems, and
home automation devices.
See Universal Remote
System 0 168.
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In Brief
Sunroof
Open/Close (Manual Mode) : To
open the sunroof, press and
hold I. Release the switch to stop
the movement. Press and hold K
to close the sunroof. Release the
switch to stop the movement.
Tilt Switch
Vent : From the closed position,
press J to vent the sunroof. Press
K to close the vent.
If equipped, the sunroof operates
when the ignition is on or in ACC/
ACCESSORY, or when Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) is active.
See Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) 0 271.
Slide Switch
Express-Open/Express-Close : To
express-open the sunroof, fully
press and release I. Press the
switch again to stop the movement.
To express-close the sunroof, fully
press and release K. Press the
switch again to stop the movement.
When the sunroof is opened, an air
deflector will automatically raise.
The air deflector will retract when
the sunroof is closed.
The sunroof also has a sunshade,
which can be pulled forward to block
sun rays. The sunshade must be
opened and closed manually.
If an object is in the path of the
sunroof while it is closing, the
automatic reversal system will
detect the object and stop the
sunroof.
See Sunroof 0 54.
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Performance and
Maintenance
Traction Control/
Electronic Stability
Control
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 come on automatically
when the vehicle is started and
begins to move.
. To turn off traction control, press
and release g on the center
stack. The traction off light i
displays in the instrument
cluster. The appropriate Driver
Information Center (DIC)
message displays. See Ride
Control System
Messages 0 154.
. To turn off both traction control
and StabiliTrak, press and
hold g until i and g illuminate
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In Brief
in the instrument cluster and the
appropriate DIC message
displays. See Ride Control
System Messages 0 154.
.
Press and release g again to
turn on both systems.
StabiliTrak will automatically turn on
if the vehicle exceeds 56 km/h
(35 mph). Traction control will
remain off.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 295.
Tire Pressure Monitor
This vehicle may have a Tire
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).
tires. If the warning light comes on,
stop as soon as possible and inflate
the tires to the recommended
pressure shown on the Tire and
Loading Information label. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 259. The
warning light will remain on until the
tire pressure is corrected.
The low tire pressure warning light
may come on in cool weather when
the vehicle is first started, and then
turn off as the vehicle is driven. This
may be an early indicator that the
tire pressures are getting low and
the tires need to be inflated to the
proper pressure.
The TPMS does not replace normal
monthly tire maintenance. Maintain
the correct tire pressures.
See Tire Pressure Monitor
System 0 407.
The low tire pressure warning light
alerts to a significant loss in
pressure of one of the vehicle's
Fuel (Except L86 6.2L
Engine)
Regular Fuel
Use only unleaded gasoline rated
87 octane or higher in your vehicle.
Do not use gasoline with an octane
rating lower as it may result in
vehicle damage and lower fuel
economy. See Fuel 0 311.
Fuel (L86 6.2L Engine)
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Premium Recommended Fuel
Resetting the Oil Life System
Use premium 93 octane unleaded
gasoline in your vehicle. Unleaded
gasoline with an octane rating as
low as 87 may be used, but it will
reduce performance and fuel
economy. See Fuel 0 311.
To reset the engine oil life system:
E85 or FlexFuel
FlexFuel Possible
Certain models are compatible with
E85 fuel. See Fuel 0 311.
Engine Oil Life System
The engine oil life system calculates
engine oil life based on vehicle use
and, on most vehicles, displays a
DIC message when it is necessary
to change the engine oil and filter.
The oil life system should be reset
to 100% only following an oil
change.
1. Display OIL LIFE REMAINING
on the DIC. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) (Base
Level) 0 145 or Driver
Information Center (DIC)
(Uplevel) 0 147. If the vehicle
does not have DIC buttons, the
vehicle must be in P (Park) to
access this display.
2. Press and hold the V button on
the DIC, or the trip odometer
reset stem if the vehicle does
not have DIC buttons, for
several seconds. The oil life
will change to 100%.
The oil life system can also be reset
as follows:
1. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN
with the engine off.
2. Fully press the accelerator
pedal slowly three times within
five seconds.
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3. Display OIL LIFE REMAINING
on the DIC. If the display
shows 100%, the system is
reset.
See Engine Oil Life System 0 362.
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.
. Keep vehicle tires properly
inflated.
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In Brief
.
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.: 1-800-243-8872
TTY Users (U.S. Only):
1-888-889-2438
Canada: 1-800-268-6800
New Chevrolet owners are
automatically enrolled in the
Roadside Assistance Program.
See Roadside Assistance
Program 0 476.
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Keys, Doors, and Windows
Keys, Doors, and
Windows
Exterior Mirrors
Keys and Locks
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . 38
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . 41
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Doors
Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Power Assist Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Vehicle Security
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Alarm System . . . . . . . . .
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Immobilizer Operation . . . . . . . . .
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43
45
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Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer-Tow Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . .
Blind Spot Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . .
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46
47
47
48
49
49
49
50
Interior Mirrors
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . 50
Manual Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . 51
Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Windows
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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51
51
53
54
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
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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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Warning (Continued)
impacted, and airbags may not
deploy. To reduce the risk of
unintentional rotation of the
ignition key, do not change the
way the ignition key and Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter,
if equipped, are connected to the
provided key rings.
{ Warning
If the key is unintentionally
rotated while the vehicle is
running, the ignition could be
moved out of the RUN position.
This could be caused by heavy
items hanging from the key ring,
or by large or long items attached
to the key ring that could be
contacted by the driver or
steering wheel. If the ignition
moves out of the RUN position,
the engine will shut off, braking
and steering power assist may be
(Continued)
The ignition key and key rings, and
RKE transmitter, if equipped, are
designed to work together as a
system to reduce the risk of
unintentionally moving the key out
of the RUN position. The ignition
key has a small hole to allow
attachment of the provided key ring.
It is important that any replacement
ignition keys have a small hole. See
your dealer if a replacement key is
required.
The combination and size of the
rings that came with your keys were
specifically selected for your
vehicle. The rings are connected to
the key like two links of a chain to
reduce the risk of unintentionally
moving the key out of the RUN
position. Do not add any additional
items to the ring attached to the
ignition key. Attach additional items
only to the second ring, and limit
added items to a few essential keys
or small, light items no larger than
an RKE transmitter.
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Keys, Doors, and Windows
Programming Keys
Follow these procedures to program
up to eight keys to the vehicle.
Programming with Two
Recognized Keys
To program a new key:
1. Insert the original, already
programmed key in the ignition
and turn the key to the ON/
RUN position.
Interference from radio-frequency
identification (RFID) tags may
prevent the key from starting the
vehicle. Keep RFID tags away from
the key when starting the vehicle.
The key is used for the ignition, all
door locks and glove box,
if equipped.
2. Turn the key to LOCK/OFF,
and remove the key.
3. Quickly, within five seconds,
insert the second original
already programmed key in the
ignition and turn the key to the
ON/RUN position.
4. Turn the key to LOCK/OFF,
and remove the key.
5. Insert the key to be
programmed and turn it to the
ON/RUN position within
five seconds.
6. The security light will turn off
once the key has been
programmed.
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7. Repeat Steps 1–5 if additional
keys are to be programmed.
If a key is lost or damaged, see your
dealer to have a new key made.
Programming without
Recognized Keys
Program a new key to the vehicle
when a recognized key is not
available. Canadian regulations
require that owners see their dealer.
If two currently recognized keys are
not available, follow this procedure
to program the first key.
This procedure will take
approximately 30 minutes to
complete for the first key. The
vehicle must be off and all of the
keys you wish to program must be
with you.
1. Insert the new vehicle key into
the ignition.
2. Turn to ON/RUN. The security
light will come on.
3. Wait 10 minutes until the
security light turns off.
4. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF.
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5. Repeat Steps 2–4 two more
times. After the third time, turn
to ON/RUN; the key is learned
and all previously known keys
will no longer work with the
vehicle.
6. To learn a second key, turn to
OFF, insert the second key to
be learned, and rotate to
ON/RUN.
After two keys are learned, the
remaining keys can be learned by
following the procedure in
“Programming with Two
Recognized Keys.”
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 your dealer if a replacement
key or additional key is needed.
If it becomes difficult to turn a key,
inspect the key blade for debris.
Periodically clean with a brush
or pick.
With an active OnStar subscription,
an OnStar Advisor may remotely
unlock the vehicle. See OnStar
Overview 0 486.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
See Radio Frequency
Statement 0 482.
If there is a decrease in the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) operating
range:
. Check the distance. The
transmitter may be too far from
the vehicle.
. Check the location. Other
vehicles or objects may be
blocking the signal.
. Check the transmitter's battery.
See “Battery Replacement” later
in this section.
. If the transmitter is still not
working correctly, see your
dealer or a qualified technician
for service.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation
The RKE transmitter functions may
work up to 60 m (197 ft) away from
the vehicle.
Other conditions can affect the
performance of the transmitter. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System 0 36.
With Remote Start (without
Remote Start Similar)
/ : If equipped, / is used to start
the engine from outside the vehicle
using the RKE transmitter. See
Remote Vehicle Start 0 38.
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Q : Press to lock all doors and the
tailgate.
If enabled in vehicle personalization,
the turn signal lamps flash once to
indicate locking has occurred.
If enabled through vehicle
personalization, the horn chirps
when Q is pressed again within
three seconds. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 160.
Pressing Q arms the alarm system.
See Vehicle Alarm System 0 43.
If equipped with auto mirror folding,
pressing and holding Q for
one second will fold the mirrors. The
auto mirror folding feature will not
operate unless it is enabled. See
Folding Mirrors 0 48 and Vehicle
Personalization 0 160.
K : Press once to unlock only the
driver door. If K is pressed again
within three seconds, all remaining
doors and the tailgate unlock. The
interior lamps may come on and
stay on for 20 seconds or until the
ignition is turned on.
If enabled in Vehicle
Personalization, the turn signal
lamps flash twice to indicate
unlocking has occurred. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 160. If enabled
through vehicle personalization, the
exterior lamps may turn on. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 160.
Pressing K on the RKE transmitter
disarms the alarm system. See
Vehicle Alarm System 0 43.
If equipped with auto mirror folding,
pressing and holding K for
one second will unfold the mirrors.
The auto mirror folding feature will
not operate unless it is enabled.
See Folding Mirrors 0 48 and
Vehicle Personalization 0 160.
On some models, press, release
and then press and hold K to open
all of the windows. Pressing the
button again will stop the windows.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 160.
7 : Press and release one time to
initiate vehicle locator. The turn
signal lamps flash and the horn
sounds three times.
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Press and hold 7 for at least
three seconds to sound the panic
alarm. The turn signal lamps flash
and the horn sounds repeatedly for
30 seconds. The alarm turns off
when the ignition is moved to ON/
RUN or 7 is pressed again. The
ignition must be in LOCK/OFF for
the panic alarm to work.
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.
Each vehicle can have up to
eight transmitters programmed to it.
See your dealer for transmitter
programming.
Battery Replacement
Replace the battery in the
transmitter soon if the REPLACE
BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY
message displays in the DIC.
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Remote Vehicle Start
Caution
If equipped with the remote start
feature, the climate control system
will come on when the vehicle is
started remotely, depending on the
outside temperature.
When replacing the battery, do
not touch any of the circuitry on
the transmitter. Static from your
body could damage the
transmitter.
The rear defog and heated and
ventilated seats, if equipped, may
also come on. See Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 63 and
Vehicle Personalization 0 160.
To replace the battery:
2. Press and slide the battery
down toward the pocket of the
transmitter in the direction of
the key ring. Do not use a
metal object.
Laws in some communities may
restrict the use of remote starters.
Check local regulations for any
requirements on remote starting of
vehicles.
3. Remove the battery.
Do not use remote start if the
vehicle is low on fuel.
4. Insert the new battery, positive
side facing up. Replace with a
CR2032 or equivalent battery.
1. Separate and remove the back
cover of the transmitter with a
flat, thin object, such as a coin.
5. Push together the transmitter
back cover top side first, and
then the bottom toward the
key ring.
The vehicle cannot be remote
started if:
. The key is in the ignition.
. The hood is not closed.
.
There is an emission control
system malfunction and the
malfunction indicator lamp is on.
.
Fuel level is too low.
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The engine will turn off during a
remote vehicle start if:
. The coolant temperature gets
too high.
. The oil pressure gets low.
The RKE transmitter range may be
reduced while the vehicle is running.
Other conditions can affect the
performance of the transmitter. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System 0 36 or Vehicle
Personalization 0 160.
Starting the Engine Using Remote
Start
1. Press and release
Q.
2. Immediately press and hold /
until the turn signal lamps flash
or for at least four seconds.
When the vehicle starts, the
parking lamps will turn on. The
doors will be locked and the
climate control system may
come on.
The engine will continue to run
for 10 minutes. After
30 seconds, repeat
Steps 1 and 2 for a 10-minute
time extension.
Place the ignition in ON/RUN to
operate the vehicle.
Extending Engine Run Time
The engine run time can be
extended by 10 minutes, for a total
of 20 minutes, if during the first
10 minutes Steps 1 and 2 are
repeated while the engine is still
running. An extension can be
requested 30 seconds after starting.
A maximum of two remote starts,
or a single start with an extension,
is allowed between ignition cycles.
The vehicle's ignition must be
turned on and then back off to use
remote start again.
Canceling a Remote Start
To cancel a remote start, do one of
the following:
.
Press and hold / until the
parking lamps turn off.
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.
Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
.
Turn the ignition on and then off.
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 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.
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Warning (Continued)
.
.
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.
From inside, pull the door handle
once to unlock the door. Pull the
handle again to open the door.
See Vehicle Alarm System 0 43.
Power Door Locks
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.
There are several ways to lock and
unlock the vehicle.
From outside, use the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or
the key in the driver door.
From inside, use the power door
locks or manual door locks. To lock
or unlock the door with the manual
locks, push down or pull up on the
manual lock knob.
Base Trim
If equipped with power door locks:
Q : Press to lock the doors.
K : Press to unlock the doors.
Crew/Double Cab Premium Trim
Shown, Other Models Similar
Delayed Locking
If equipped, when locking the doors
with the power lock switch and a
door open, the doors will lock
five seconds after the last door is
closed. Three chimes signal that
delayed locking is in use.
Pressing the power lock switch
twice overrides the delayed locking
feature and immediately locks all
doors.
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This feature will not operate if the
key is in the ignition.
Turn delayed locking on or off using
vehicle personalization. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 160.
Automatic Door Locks
If equipped, the doors will lock
automatically when all doors are
closed, the ignition is on, and the
shift lever is moved out of P (Park)
for automatic transmissions or
vehicle speed is above 13 km/h
(8 mph) for manual transmissions.
To unlock the doors:
.
Press K on a power door lock
switch.
.
If equipped with an automatic
transmission, shift the
transmission into P (Park)
.
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If equipped with manual
transmission, remove the key
from the ignition when parked.
Automatic Door locking cannot be
disabled. Automatic door unlocking
can be programmed. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 160.
Lockout Protection
When locking is requested with the
driver door open and the key in the
ignition, all the doors will lock and
then the driver door will unlock.
This can be manually overridden by
pressing and holding Q on the
power door lock switch.
Safety Locks
The rear door safety locks prevent
passengers from opening the rear
doors from inside the vehicle.
Crew/Double Cab Premium Trim
Shown, Others Similar
Press { to activate the safety locks
on the rear doors. The indicator light
comes on when activated. Press {
again to deactivate. The vehicle
must be on, in ACC/ACCESSORY,
or in Retained Accessory Power
(RAP). See Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) 0 271.
If the indicator light flashes, the
feature may not be working properly.
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To shut the tailgate, firmly push it
upward until it latches.
Tailgate
After closing the tailgate, pull it back
to be sure it latches securely.
{ Warning
It is extremely dangerous to ride
on the tailgate, even when the
vehicle is operated at low speeds.
People riding on the tailgate can
easily lose their balance and fall
in response to vehicle
maneuvers. Falling from a moving
vehicle may result in serious
injuries or death. Do not allow
people to ride on the tailgate. Be
sure everyone in your vehicle is in
a seat and using a safety belt
properly.
If equipped, to lock or unlock the
tailgate, use the RKE transmitter or
the key. See Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 36.
Open the tailgate by lifting up on its
handle while pulling the
tailgate down.
Kick Switch
Power Assist Steps
If equipped, the power assist steps,
when enabled, will extend when the
door is opened. They will retract
three seconds after the door is
closed or immediately if the vehicle
starts moving.
Keep hands, children, pets, objects,
and clothing clear of the power
assist steps when in motion.
The steps will reverse direction if
there is an obstruction. Remove the
obstruction, then open and close the
door on the same side to complete
the motion. If the obstruction is not
cleared, the assist steps remain
extended.
Slight movement of the steps while
extended is normal.
1. Place the vehicle in P (Park)
and unlock the doors.
2. Kick the switch to extend the
power assist step to the tire.
A DIC message displays.
3. Kick the switch again to return
to normal operation.
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Center Stack Switch
.
Press j again to extend to the
tire. A DIC message displays.
.
Press j again to return to
normal operation.
Enable/Disable
To enable or disable the power
assist steps, press and hold j for
four seconds. A DIC message
displays.
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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
Cleaning
The power assist steps can be
extended and extended to the
tire by pressing j. When
extending the steps with j, the
kick switch is disabled.
The vehicle must be in P (Park) or
N (Neutral). To extend the steps:
.
Press j to extend both steps.
A DIC message displays.
Clean the power assist steps
regularly. For an automatic car
wash, extend the steps while in
N (Neutral) using the center stack
switch. The steps will stow when
shifting into D (Drive).
The indicator light, on the
instrument panel near the
windshield, indicates the status of
the system.
Off : Alarm system is disarmed.
On Solid : Vehicle is secured
during the delay to arm the system.
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Fast Flash : Vehicle is unsecured.
A door, the liftgate or the hood
is open.
Slow Flash : Alarm system is
armed.
Arming the Alarm System
1. Turn off the vehicle.
2. Lock the vehicle in one of
three ways:
. Use the RKE transmitter.
.
Use the Keyless Access
system.
.
With a door open, press Q
on the interior of the door.
3. After 30 seconds, the alarm
system will arm and the
indicator light will begin to
slowly flash. Pressing Q on the
RKE transmitter a second time
will bypass the 30-second
delay and immediately arm the
alarm system.
The vehicle alarm system will not
arm if the doors are locked with
the key.
If the driver door is opened without
first unlocking with the RKE
transmitter, the horn will chirp and
the lights will flash to indicate
pre-alarm. If the vehicle is not
started, or the door is not unlocked
by pressing K on the RKE
transmitter during the 10-second
pre-alarm, the alarm will be
activated.
The alarm will also be activated if a
passenger door, the liftgate, or the
hood is opened without first
disarming the system. When the
alarm is activated, the turn signals
flash and the horn sounds for about
30 seconds. The alarm system will
then re-arm to monitor for the next
unauthorized event.
Disarming the Alarm System
To disarm the alarm system or turn
off the alarm if it has been activated:
K on the RKE transmitter.
.
Press
.
Unlock the vehicle using the
Keyless Access system.
.
Start the vehicle.
To avoid setting off the alarm by
accident:
. Lock the vehicle after all
occupants have exited.
. Always unlock a door with the
RKE transmitter, or use the
Keyless Access system.
Unlocking the driver door with
the key will not disarm the
system or turn off the alarm.
How to Detect a Tamper
Condition
If K is pressed on the RKE
transmitter and the horn chirps three
times, an alarm occurred previously
while the alarm system was armed.
If the alarm has been activated, a
message will appear on the DIC.
See Security Messages 0 156.
Inclination Sensor and
Intrusion Sensor
In addition to the standard
theft-deterrent system features, this
system may also have an,
inclination sensor and intrusion
sensor.
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The inclination sensor can set off
the alarm if it senses movement of
the vehicle, such as a change in
vehicle orientation.
Inclination and Intrusion
Sensors Disable Switch
The intrusion sensor monitors the
vehicle interior, and can activate the
alarm if it senses unauthorized entry
into the vehicle’s interior. Do not
allow passengers or pets to remain
in the vehicle when the intrusion
sensor is activated.
Before arming the theft-deterrent
system and activating the intrusion
sensor:
. Make sure all doors and
windows are completely closed.
. Secure any loose items such as
sunshades.
. Make sure there are no
obstructions blocking the
sensors in the front overhead
console.
. Close DVD screens, if equipped,
before leaving the vehicle.
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Immobilizer
See Radio Frequency
Statement 0 482.
Immobilizer Operation
This vehicle has a passive
theft-deterrent system.
It is recommended that the intrusion
and inclination sensors be
deactivated if pets are left in the
vehicle or if the vehicle is being
transported.
The system does not have to be
manually armed or disarmed.
With the vehicle turned off, press
o in the front overhead console.
The indicator light will come on
momentarily, indicating that these
sensors have been disabled for the
next alarm system arming cycle.
The system is automatically
disarmed when the key is turned to
ON/RUN, ACC/ACCESSORY,
or START from the LOCK/OFF
position.
The vehicle is automatically
immobilized when the vehicle is
turned off.
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The security light, in the instrument
cluster, comes on if there is a
problem with arming or disarming
the theft-deterrent system.
When trying to start the vehicle, the
security light comes on briefly when
the ignition is turned on.
If the engine does not start and the
security light stays on, there is a
problem with the system. Turn the
ignition off and try again.
If the engine still does not start, and
the key appears to be undamaged,
try another ignition key. It may be
necessary to check the fuse. See
Fuses 0 390. If the engine still does
not start with the other key, the
vehicle needs service. If the vehicle
does start, the first key may be
faulty. See your dealer.
It is possible for the immobilizer
system to learn new or replacement
keys. Up to eight keys can be
programmed for the vehicle. To
program additional keys, see Keys
0 33. To program additional
transmitters, see Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 36.
Do not leave the key or device that
disarms or deactivates the vehicle
theft system in the vehicle.
See your dealer to get a new key
blank cut exactly as the ignition key
that operates the system.
Exterior Mirrors
Convex Mirrors
{ Warning
A convex mirror can make things,
like other vehicles, look farther
away than they really are. If you
cut too sharply into the right lane,
you could hit a vehicle on the
right. Check the inside mirror or
glance over your shoulder before
changing lanes.
The passenger side mirror is convex
shaped. A convex mirror's surface is
curved so more can be seen from
the driver seat.
Manual Mirrors
If equipped, adjust manual mirrors
by moving the mirror up and down
or left to right to see a little of the
side of the vehicle and to have a
clear view behind the vehicle.
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Using hood-mounted air deflectors
and add-on convex mirror
attachments could decrease mirror
performance.
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seat. The convex mirror can be
adjusted manually to the driver
preferred position for better vision.
3. Adjust each outside mirror so
that a little of the vehicle and
the area behind it can be seen.
The mirror may have a turn signal
arrow that flashes in the direction of
the turn or lane change.
4. Keep the selector switch in the
center position when not
adjusting mirrors.
Power Mirrors
If equipped, adjust trailer-tow
mirrors for a clear view of the area
behind you. Manually pull out the
mirror head to extend it for better
visibility when towing a trailer.
The lower portion of the mirror is
convex. A convex mirror's surface is
curved to see more from the driver
Crew/Double Cab Premium Trim
Shown, Other Models Similar
Base Power Mirrors
If equipped with power mirrors:
1. Press (1) or (2) to select the
driver or passenger side mirror.
2. Press the arrows on the control
pad to move the mirror in the
desired direction.
1. Press (1) or (2) to select the
driver or passenger side mirror.
2. Press the arrows on the control
pad while the indicator light on
button (1) or (2) is illuminated,
to move the mirror in the
desired direction.
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3. Adjust each outside mirror so
that a little of the vehicle and
the area behind it can be seen.
Folding Mirrors
Resetting the Power Folding
Mirrors
Reset the power folding mirrors if:
. The mirrors are accidentally
obstructed while folding.
. They are accidentally manually
folded/unfolded.
. The mirrors will not stay in the
unfolded position.
. The mirrors vibrate at normal
driving speeds.
4. Press either (1) or (2) again to
deselect the mirror.
If you do not deselect the mirror, the
feature will turn off after about
one minute.
If equipped, the mirrors may include
a memory function that works with
the memory seats. See Memory
Seats 0 61.
Crew/Double Cab Premium Trim
Shown, Other Models Similar
Power Folding
If equipped with power folding
mirrors:
1. Press (2) to fold the mirrors out
to the driving position.
2. Press (2) again to fold the
mirrors in to the folded position.
The mirrors may also include a
memory function that works with the
memory seats. See Memory
Seats 0 61.
Manually fold both mirrors if they
are out of sync. Fold and unfold the
mirrors three times using the mirror
controls to reset them to their
normal position. A popping noise
may be heard. This sound is normal
after a manual folding operation.
Manual Folding
If equipped, push the mirror toward
the vehicle to fold. Push the mirror
outward to return to its original
position.
Manually fold the mirrors inward to
prevent damage when going
through an automatic car wash.
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Auto Mirror Folding
If equipped, with the ignition off,
press and hold Q on the RKE
transmitter for approximately
one second to automatically fold the
exterior mirrors. Press and hold K
on the RKE transmitter for
approximately one second to unfold.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 36.
This feature is turned on or off
through vehicle personalization. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 160.
Turn Signal Indicator
If the vehicle has trailer-tow mirrors,
only the upper glass of the mirror is
heated. The lower convex part of
the towing mirrors is not heated.
See “Rear Window Defogger” under
Climate Control Systems (with
Heater Only) 0 237 or Climate
Control Systems (with Air
Conditioning) 0 238 or Dual
Automatic Climate Control
System 0 240.
Automatic Dimming
Mirror
If equipped, indicator lights on the
mirror flash in the direction of the
turn or lane change.
If equipped, the driver outside mirror
automatically adjusts for the glare of
the headlamps from behind. This
feature comes on when the vehicle
is started.
Heated Mirrors
1 : If equipped, the rear window
Blind Spot Mirrors
defogger also heats the side
mirrors.
W : If equipped, press to turn the
heated side mirrors on or off.
Driving with the Blind Spot
Mirror
If equipped, there is a small convex
mirror built into the upper and outer
corner of the driver outside rearview
mirror. It can show objects that may
be in the vehicle's blind zone.
Actual Mirror View
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zone. Then, glance over your
shoulder to double check
before moving slowly into the
adjacent lane.
1. When the approaching vehicle
is a long distance away, the
image in the main mirror is
small and near the inboard
edge of the mirror.
2. As the vehicle gets closer, the
image in the main mirror gets
larger and moves outboard.
3. As the vehicle enters the blind
zone, the image transitions
from the main mirror to the
blind spot mirror.
4. When the vehicle is in the blind
zone, the image only appears
in the blind spot mirror.
Using the Outside Mirror with
the Blind Spot Mirror
1. Set the main mirror so that the
side of the vehicle can just be
seen and the blind spot mirror
has an unobstructed view.
2. When checking for traffic or
before changing a lane, look at
the main driver/passenger side
mirror to observe traffic in the
adjacent lane, behind your
vehicle. Check the blind spot
mirror for a vehicle in the blind
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
If equipped with memory seats, the
passenger and/or driver mirror tilts
to a preselected position when the
vehicle is in R (Reverse). This
allows the curb to be seen when
parallel parking.
The mirror(s) return to the original
position when:
. The vehicle is shifted out of
R (Reverse), or remains in
R (Reverse) for about
30 seconds.
. The ignition is turned off.
.
The vehicle is driven in
R (Reverse) above a set speed.
To turn this feature on or off, see
Vehicle Personalization 0 160.
Interior Mirrors
Interior Rearview Mirrors
Adjust the rearview mirror for a clear
view of the area behind your
vehicle.
If equipped with OnStar, the vehicle
may have three control buttons at
the bottom of the mirror. See your
dealer for more information about
OnStar and how to subscribe to it.
See OnStar Overview 0 486.
Do not spray glass cleaner directly
on the mirror. Use a soft towel
dampened with water.
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Manual Rearview Mirror
If equipped, push the tab forward for
daytime use and pull it rearward for
nighttime use to avoid glare from
the headlamps from behind.
Automatic Dimming
Rearview Mirror
If equipped, the mirror will
automatically reduce the glare of the
headlamps from behind. The
dimming feature comes on each
time the vehicle is started.
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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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.
Manual Windows
If equipped, turn the hand crank on
each door to manually raise or lower
the manual windows.
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 0 33.
The vehicle aerodynamics are
designed to improve fuel economy
performance. This may result in a
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Keys, Doors, and Windows
The windows work when the vehicle
is in ON/RUN, ACC/ACCESSORY,
or when Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) is active. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 271.
Press or pull the switch to open or
close the window.
The windows will be temporarily
disabled if the window switches are
used repeatedly within a short time.
Crew/Double Cab Premium Trim
Shown, Other Models Similar
Window Lockout
This feature stops the rear door
passenger window switches from
working except from the driver
position.
Press Z to engage the rear
window lockout feature. The
indicator light is on when engaged.
Press
Z again to disengage.
Window Express Movement
Express-down and, if equipped,
express-up allows the windows to
be opened or closed without holding
the window switch. Press the
window switch fully down or pull it
up, and quickly release it to engage.
Briefly press or pull the same switch
to stop window movement.
Express Window Obstacle
Detection
Crew/Double Cab Premium Trim
Shown, Other Models Similar
Regular Cab Uplevel Trim Shown,
Other Models Similar
The express-up feature will reverse
window movement if it comes in
contact with an object. Extreme cold
or ice could cause the window to
auto-reverse. The window will
operate as normal after the object or
condition is removed.
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Obstacle Detection Override
{ Warning
If obstacle detection override is
activated, the window will not
reverse automatically. You or
others could be injured and the
window could be damaged.
Before you use obstacle detection
override, make sure that all
people and obstructions are clear
of the window path.
The window can be closed by
holding the window switch in the up
position if conditions prevent it from
express closing.
Programming the Power
Windows
Programming may be necessary if
the vehicle's battery has been
disconnected or discharged. If the
window is unable to express-up,
program the window:
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Rear Windows
Power Sliding Rear Window
1. Close all doors.
2. Place the ignition in ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN.
3. Partially open the window to be
programmed, then close it and
continue to pull the switch
briefly after the window has
fully closed.
4. Press the power window switch
until the window is fully open
and briefly hold.
If equipped, the power sliding rear
window works when the ignition has
been turned to ACC/ACCESSORY
or ON/RUN, or when Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) is active.
See Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) 0 271.
. Press the switch to open the
window.
. Pull the switch to close the
window.
The power sliding rear window
cannot be operated manually.
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Keys, Doors, and Windows
Sun Visors
Roof
Sunroof
To express-close the sunroof, fully
press and release K. Press the
switch again to stop the movement.
Open/Close (Manual Mode) : To
open the sunroof, press and
hold I. Release the switch to stop
the movement. Press and hold K
to close the sunroof. Release the
switch to stop the movement.
Tilt Switch
Pull the sun visor down to block
glare. Detach the sun visor from the
center mount to pivot to the side
window or, if equipped, extend
along the rod.
Vent : From the closed position,
press J to vent the sunroof. Press
K to close the vent.
If equipped, the sunroof operates
when the ignition is on or in ACC/
ACCESSORY, or when Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) is active.
See Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) 0 271.
Slide Switch
Express-Open/Express-Close : To
express-open the sunroof, fully
press and release I. Press the
switch again to stop the movement.
When the sunroof is opened, an air
deflector will automatically raise.
The air deflector will retract when
the sunroof is closed.
The sunroof also has a sunshade,
which can be pulled forward to block
sun rays. The sunshade must be
opened and closed manually.
Automatic Reversal System
The sunroof is equipped with an
automatic reversal system that is
only active when the sunroof is
being operated in express-close.
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If an object is in the path of the
sunroof while it is express closing,
the reversal system will detect the
object and stop. In the event of
closing difficulties like frost or other
conditions, it is possible to override
the reversal system. To override the
reversal system, close in manual
mode. To stop the movement,
release the switch.
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
tracks.
If water is seen dripping into the
water drainage system, this is
normal.
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Seats and
Restraints
Safety Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety System Check . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing Safety Belt System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . .
Head Restraints
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Front Seats
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Center Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Power Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . 59
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Rear Seats
Rear Seats (Double Cab Full
Bench) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Rear Seats (Split Bench) . . . . . . 65
Safety Belts
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Use During
Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lap Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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67
68
71
72
72
72
73
73
Airbag System
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . . . 75
When Should an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
What Makes an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
How Does an Airbag
Restrain? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
What Will You See after an
Airbag Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Airbag On-Off Switch . . . . . . . . . . 80
Passenger Sensing System . . . 82
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle . . . . . 87
Airbag System Check . . . . . . . . . . 88
Replacing Airbag System Parts
after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Child Restraints
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Infants and Young Children . . . . 90
Child Restraint Systems . . . . . . . 92
Where to Put the Restraint . . . . . 94
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) . . . . 96
Replacing LATCH System
Parts After a Crash . . . . . . . . . 102
Securing Child Restraints (With
the Safety Belt in the
Rear Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Securing Child Restraints (With
the Safety Belt in the Center
Front Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Securing Child Restraints (With
the Safety Belt in the Front
Passenger Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
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Head Restraints
Front Seats
The vehicle’s front seats have
adjustable head restraints in the
outboard seating positions.
{ Warning
With head restraints that are not
installed and adjusted properly,
there is a greater chance that
occupants will suffer a neck/
spinal injury in a crash. Do not
drive until the head restraints for
all occupants are installed and
adjusted properly.
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.
The height of the head restraint can
be adjusted. Pull the head restraint
up to raise it. Try to move the head
restraint to make sure that it is
locked in place.
To lower the head restraint, press
the button, located on the top of the
seatback, and push the restraint
down. 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 removable.
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Rear Seats
Front Seats
The rear seat has adjustable
headrests in the outboard seating
positions.
Seat Adjustment
The height of the headrest can be
adjusted. Pull the headrest up to
raise it. To lower the headrest, push
the headrest down.
If you are installing a child restraint
in the rear seat, see “Securing a
Child Restraint Designed for the
LATCH System” under Lower
Anchors and Tethers for Children
(LATCH System) 0 96.
{
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.
2. Slide the seat to the desired
position and release the
handle.
3. Try to move the seat back and
forth to be sure it is locked in
place.
To adjust the seatback, see
Reclining Seatbacks 0 60.
To adjust the lumbar support,
if equipped, see Lumbar
Adjustment 0 59.
Center Seat
If equipped, the center front
seatback doubles as an armrest and
cupholder/storage area for the driver
and passenger when the center
front seat is not used. Do not use it
as a seating position when the
seatback is folded down.
To adjust a manual seat:
1. Pull the handle at the front of
the seat.
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Power Seat Adjustment
To adjust the lumbar support, see
Lumbar Adjustment 0 59.
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Power Lumbar
Some vehicles are equipped with a
feature that activates a vibrating
pulse alert in the driver seat to help
the driver avoid crashes. See Driver
Assistance Systems 0 301.
Lumbar Adjustment
Manual Lumbar
To adjust a power seat, if equipped:
. Move the seat forward or
rearward by sliding the control
forward or rearward.
. If equipped, raise or lower the
front part of the seat cushion by
moving the front of the control
up or down.
. If equipped, raise or lower the
seat by moving the rear of the
control up or down.
To adjust the seatback, see
Reclining Seatbacks 0 60.
If equipped, move the lever up or
down repeatedly to increase or
decrease lumbar support.
To adjust the power lumbar support,
if equipped:
. Press and hold the control
forward to increase or rearward
to decrease upper and lower
lumbar support at the same time.
. If equipped, press and hold the
control up to increase upper
lumbar support and decrease
lower lumbar support.
Press and hold the control down
to increase lower lumbar support
and decrease upper lumbar
support.
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Reclining Seatbacks
{ 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.
Manual Reclining Seatbacks
{ Warning
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.
To adjust a manual seatback:
1. Lift the lever.
The seatback will automatically
fold forward.
2. To recline, move the seatback
rearward to the desired
position, then release the lever
to lock the seatback in place.
3. Push and pull on the seatback
to make sure it is locked.
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To return the seatback to the upright
position:
Memory Seats
1. Lift the lever fully without
applying pressure to the
seatback, and the seatback will
return to the upright position.
2. Adjust the driver seat, outside
mirrors, and adjustable pedals
(if equipped) to the desired
driving positions.
3. Press and release SET. A beep
will sound.
2. Push and pull on the seatback
to make sure it is locked.
4. Immediately press and hold 1
until two beeps sound.
5. Repeat Steps 1–4 for a second
driver using 2.
Power Reclining Seatbacks
Crew/Double Cab Shown, Other
Models Similar
If memory equipped, the SET, 1, 2,
and B (Exit) buttons on the driver
door are used to manually store and
recall memory settings for the driver
seat, outside mirrors, and adjustable
pedals (if equipped).
To recline a power seatback,
if equipped:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
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Storing Memory Positions
To store positions to the 1 and 2
buttons:
1. The ignition must be in ON/
RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY.
To store positions to the B (Exit)
button and easy exit features,
repeat Steps 1–4 above using B to
store your positions for getting out
of the vehicle.
Manually Recalling Memory
Positions
Press and hold 1, 2, or B (Exit) to
manually recall the previously
stored memory positions. Releasing
1, 2, or B before the stored
positions are reached stops the
recall.
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Automatically Recalling Memory
Positions (Auto Recall)
If programmed on in the vehicle
personalization menu, the Auto
(Automatic) Memory Recall feature
automatically recalls the current
driver’s previously stored 1 or 2
position when the ignition is
changed from OFF to ON/RUN or
ACC/ACCESSORY.
See “Auto Memory Recall” under
“Comfort and Convenience” in
Vehicle Personalization 0 160.
To stop recall movement, press one
of the memory, power mirror or
power seat controls; or press the
adjustable pedal control (if
equipped).
RKE transmitters are not labeled
with a number. If your memory seat
position is stored to 1 or 2 but this
position is not automatically
recalling, then store your positions
to the other button or switch RKE
transmitters with the other driver.
Easy Exit Recall
Obstructions
If programmed on in the vehicle
personalization menu, the easy exit
feature automatically recalls the
previously stored B (Exit) position.
See “Storing Memory Positions”
listed previously. See also Vehicle
Personalization 0 160.
If something has blocked the driver
seat and/or adjustable pedals while
recalling a memory position, the
recall may stop. Remove the
obstruction. Then do one of the
following:
. For manual or automatic recall
positions, press and hold the
appropriate manual control for
two seconds. Try recalling again
by pressing the appropriate
memory button.
. For exit recall position, press
and hold the appropriate manual
control for the exit feature not
recalling for two seconds. Then
try recalling the exit position
again.
Easy exit recall automatically
activates when one of the following
occurs:
. The vehicle is turned off and the
driver door is opened within a
short time.
. The vehicle is turned off with the
driver door open.
To stop recall movement, press one
of the memory, power mirror or
power seat controls; or press the
adjustable pedal control (if
equipped).
If the memory position is still not
recalling, see your dealer for
service.
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Heated and Ventilated
Front Seats
The indicator light on the button
comes on when this feature is on.
Press the button once for the
highest setting. With each press of
the button, the seat will change to
the next lower setting, and then to
the off setting. The indicator lights
next to the buttons indicate three for
the highest setting and one for the
lowest. If the heated seats are on
high for an extended time, their level
may automatically be lowered.
{ Warning
If you cannot feel temperature
change or pain to the skin, the
seat heater may cause burns. To
reduce the risk of burns, people
with such a condition should use
care when using the seat heater,
especially for long periods of
time. Do not place anything on
the seat that insulates against
heat, such as a blanket, cushion,
cover, or similar item. This may
cause the seat heater to
overheat. An overheated seat
heater may cause a burn or may
damage the seat.
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Heated and Ventilated Seat
Buttons Shown, Heated Seat
Buttons Similar
If equipped, the buttons are on the
center stack. To operate, the engine
must be running.
Press I to heat the driver or
passenger seatback only.
Press J to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and
seatback.
Press C to ventilate the driver or
passenger seat.
Remote Start Auto Heated and
Ventilated Seats
During a remote start, the heated or
ventilated seats can be turned on
automatically. When it is cold
outside, the heated seats turn on,
and when it is hot outside the
ventilated seats turn on. The heated
or ventilated seats are canceled
when the ignition is turned on. Press
the heated or ventilated seat button
to use the heated or ventilated seats
after the vehicle is started.
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The heated or ventilated seat
indicator lights do not turn on during
a remote start.
The temperature performance of an
unoccupied seat may be reduced.
This is normal.
The heated or ventilated seats will
not turn on during a remote start
unless they are enabled in the
vehicle personalization menu. See
Remote Vehicle Start 0 38 and
Vehicle Personalization 0 160.
Rear Seats
Rear Seats (Double Cab
Full Bench)
Rear Seat Reminder (Full
Bench Only)
Look in Rear Seat Reminder
Feature
If equipped, this message displays
under certain conditions indicating
there may be an item or passenger
in the rear seat. Check before
exiting the vehicle.
This feature will activate when a
second row door is opened while
the vehicle is on or up to 10 minutes
before the vehicle is turned on,
including if the vehicle was started
remotely. There will be an alert
when the vehicle is turned off. The
alert does not directly detect objects
in the rear seat; instead, under
certain conditions, it detects when a
rear door is opened and closed,
indicating that there may be
something in the rear seat.
The feature is active only once each
time the vehicle is turned on and off,
and will require reactivation by
opening and closing the second row
doors. There may be an alert even
when there is nothing in the rear
seat; for example, if a child entered
the vehicle through the rear door
and left the vehicle without the
vehicle being shut off.
The feature can be turned on or off
through Vehicle
Personalization 0 160.
Folding the Rear Seat
Caution
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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2. Pull up on the seat cushion to
make sure it is locked in place.
Make sure the safety belts are
not twisted or caught in the
seat cushion.
{ Warning
To fold the seat:
1. Pull up on the front of the seat
cushion while pulling down on
the release strap loop under
the seat cushion.
2. Pull the seat cushion up until it
latches with the seatback.
3. Pull forward on the seat
cushion to make sure it is
locked in place.
To unfold the seat:
1. Push the seat cushion
rearward while pulling the
release strap loop under the
seat cushion. Pull the seat
cushion down until it latches.
A safety belt that is improperly
routed, not properly attached,
or twisted will not provide the
protection needed in a crash. The
person wearing the belt could be
seriously injured. After raising the
rear seatback, always check to be
sure that the safety belts are
properly routed and attached, and
are not twisted.
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Caution
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.
Make sure that nothing is on the
seat cushion.
Rear Seats (Split Bench)
Folding the Rear Seat
Either side of the rear seat can be
folded for added cargo space.
To fold the seat, slowly pull the seat
cushion up.
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To return the seat to the normal
seating position, slowly pull the seat
cushion down.
Make sure the safety belts are not
twisted or caught in the seat
cushion.
{ Warning
A safety belt that is improperly
routed, not properly attached,
or twisted will not provide the
protection needed in a crash. The
person wearing the belt could be
seriously injured. After raising the
rear seatback, always check to be
sure that the safety belts are
properly routed and attached, and
are not twisted.
Safety Belts
This section describes how to use
safety belts properly, and some
things not to do.
{ 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.
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
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
passengers to ride in any area of
the vehicle that is not equipped
with seats and safety belts.
Always wear a safety belt, and
check that all passenger(s) are
restrained properly too.
This vehicle has indicators as a
reminder to buckle the safety belts.
See Safety Belt Reminders 0 134.
This vehicle may have the Safety
Belt Assurance System, which may
prevent the vehicle from shifting out
of P (Park). See Safety Belt
Messages 0 155.
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Why Safety Belts Work
Questions and Answers About
Safety Belts
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly
Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle
after a crash if I am wearing a
safety belt?
This section is only for people of
adult size.
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.
When riding in a vehicle, you travel
as fast as the vehicle does. If the
vehicle stops suddenly, you keep
going until something stops you.
It could be the windshield, the
instrument panel, or the safety belts!
When you wear a safety belt, you
and the vehicle slow down together.
There is more time to stop because
you stop over a longer distance and,
when worn properly, your strongest
bones take the forces from the
safety belts. That is why wearing
safety belts makes such good
sense.
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Q: If my vehicle has airbags, why
should I have to wear safety
belts?
A: Airbags are supplemental
systems only. 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.
There are special things to know
about safety belts and children, and
there are different rules for smaller
children and infants. If a child will be
riding in the vehicle, see Older
Children 0 88 or Infants and Young
Children 0 90. 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.
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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.
.
Sit up straight and always keep
your feet on the floor in front
of you.
.
Never allow the lap or
shoulder belt to become
loose or twisted.
.
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.
Never wear the shoulder
belt under both arms or
behind your back.
.
Never route the lap or
shoulder belt over an
armrest.
vehicle have a lap-shoulder belt
except for the center front
passenger position (if equipped),
which has a lap belt. See Lap
Belt 0 72.
The following instructions explain
how to wear a lap-shoulder belt
properly.
1. Adjust the seat, if the seat is
adjustable, so you can sit up
straight. To see how, see
“Seats” in the Index.
Lap-Shoulder Belt
If the vehicle is a regular cab, then
all seating positions in the vehicle
have a lap-shoulder belt. If the
vehicle is a double or crew cab,
then all seating positions in the
2. Pick up the latch plate and pull
the belt across you. Do not let
it get twisted.
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The lap-shoulder belt may lock
if you pull the belt across you
very quickly. If this happens, let
the belt go back slightly to
unlock it. Then pull the belt
across you more slowly.
If the shoulder portion of a
passenger belt is pulled out all
the way, the child restraint
locking feature may be
engaged. If this happens, let
the belt go back all the way
and start again.
Engaging the child restraint
locking feature may affect the
passenger sensing system,
if equipped. See Passenger
Sensing System 0 82.
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3. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
Pull up on the latch plate to
make sure it is secure. If the
belt is not long enough, see
Safety Belt Extender 0 72.
Position the release button on
the buckle so that the safety
belt could be quickly unbuckled
if necessary.
If the webbing locks in the latch
plate before it reaches the
buckle, tilt the latch plate flat to
unlock.
4. If equipped with a shoulder belt
height adjuster, move it to the
height that is right for you. See
“Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster”
later in this section for
instructions on use and
important safety information.
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To unlatch the belt, push the button
on the buckle. The belt should
return to its stowed position.
5. To make the lap part tight, pull
up on the shoulder belt.
could reduce the effectiveness of
the safety belt in a crash. See How
to Wear Safety Belts Properly 0 67.
Always stow the safety belt slowly.
If the safety belt webbing returns
quickly to the stowed position, the
retractor may lock and cannot be
pulled out. If this happens, pull the
safety belt straight out firmly to
unlock the webbing, and then
release it. If the webbing is still
locked in the retractor, see your
dealer.
Before a door is closed, be sure the
safety belt is out of the way. If a
door is slammed against a safety
belt, damage can occur to both the
safety belt and the vehicle.
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
The vehicle has a shoulder belt
height adjuster for the driver and
front outboard passenger.
Adjust the height so the shoulder
portion of the belt is on the shoulder
and not falling off of it. The belt
should be close to, but not
contacting, the neck. Improper
shoulder belt height adjustment
Push down on the release button to
move the height adjuster to the
desired position.
Move the 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.
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Safety Belt Pretensioners
This vehicle has safety belt
pretensioners for front outboard
occupants. Although the safety belt
pretensioners cannot be seen, they
are part of the safety belt assembly.
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, if your
vehicle has side impact airbags,
safety belt pretensioners can help
tighten the safety belts in a side
crash. If the vehicle has rollover
roof-rail airbags, safety belt
pretensioners can help tighten the
safety belts in a rollover event.
Pretensioners work only once. If the
pretensioners activate in a crash,
they will need to be replaced, and
the vehicle's safety belt system will
probably need other new parts. See
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts
after a Crash 0 73.
Do not sit on the outboard safety
belt while entering or exiting the
vehicle or at any time while sitting in
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the seat. Sitting on the safety belt
can damage the webbing and
hardware.
Rear Safety Belt Comfort
Guides
Rear safety belt comfort guides may
provide added safety belt comfort
for older children who have
outgrown booster seats and for
some adults. When installed on a
shoulder belt, the comfort guide
positions the belt away from the
neck and head.
Comfort guides are available
through your dealer for the rear
outboard seating positions.
Instructions are included with the
guide.
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.
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.
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Lap Belt
will wear, so the extender will be
long enough for you. To help avoid
personal injury, do not let someone
else use it, and use it only for the
seat it is made to fit. The extender
has been designed for adults. Never
use it for securing child restraints.
To wear it, attach it to the regular
safety belt. For more information,
see the instruction sheet that comes
with the extender.
This section is only for the lap belt.
To learn how to wear a lap-shoulder
belt, see Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 68.
The vehicle may have a center
seating position with a lap safety
belt. The lap safety belt does not
have a retractor.
To make the belt shorter, pull its free
end as shown until the belt is snug.
If the belt is not long enough, see
Safety Belt Extender 0 72.
Make sure the release button on the
buckle is positioned so you would
be able to unbuckle the safety belt
quickly if necessary.
To make the belt longer, tilt the latch
plate and pull it along the belt.
Buckle, position, and release it the
same way as the lap part of a
lap-shoulder belt.
Safety Belt Extender
If the vehicle's safety belt will fasten
around you, you should use it.
But if a safety belt is not long
enough, your dealer will order you
an extender. When you go in to
order it, take the heaviest coat you
Safety System Check
Check that the safety belt reminder,
safety belts, buckles, latch plates,
and retractors, are all working
properly. Look for any other loose or
damaged safety belt system parts
that might keep a safety belt system
from performing properly. 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, have it replaced
immediately.
Make sure the safety belt reminder
light is working. See Safety Belt
Reminders 0 134.
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Keep safety belts clean and dry.
See Safety Belt Care 0 73.
Safety Belt Care
Keep belts clean and dry.
{ Warning
Do not bleach or dye safety belt
webbing. It may severely weaken
the webbing. In a crash, they
might not be able to provide
adequate protection. Clean and
rinse safety belt webbing only
with mild soap and lukewarm
water. Allow the webbing to dry.
Safety belts should be properly
cared for and maintained.
Safety belt hardware should be kept
dry and free of dust or debris. As
necessary exterior hard surfaces
and safety belt webbing may be
lightly cleaned with mild soap and
water. Ensure there is not excessive
dust or debris in the mechanism.
If dust or debris exists in the system
please see the dealer. Parts may
need to be replaced to ensure
proper functionality of the system.
Replacing Safety Belt
System Parts after a
Crash
{ Warning
A crash can damage the safety
belt system in the vehicle.
A damaged safety belt system
may not properly protect the
person using it, resulting in
serious injury or even death in a
crash. To help make sure the
safety belt systems are working
properly after a crash, have them
inspected and any necessary
replacements made as soon as
possible.
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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 0 135.
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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.
The vehicle may have the following
airbags:
. A seat-mounted side impact
airbag for the driver.
. A seat-mounted side impact
airbag for the front outboard
passenger.
. A roof-rail airbag for the driver
and the passenger seated
directly behind the driver.
. A roof-rail airbag for the front
outboard passenger and the
person seated directly behind
the front outboard passenger.
All of the airbags in the vehicle will
have the word AIRBAG on the trim
or on a label near the deployment
opening.
For frontal airbags, the word
AIRBAG is on the center of the
steering wheel for the driver and on
the instrument panel for the front
outboard passenger.
For seat-mounted side impact
airbags, the word AIRBAG is on 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.
Warning (Continued)
belts, not replace them. Also,
airbags are not designed to inflate
in every crash. In some crashes
safety belts are the only restraint.
See When Should an Airbag
Inflate? 0 76.
Wearing your safety belt during a
crash helps reduce your chance
of hitting things inside the vehicle
or being ejected from it. Airbags
are “supplemental restraints” to
the safety belts. Everyone in the
vehicle should wear a safety belt
properly, whether or not there is
an airbag for that person.
Here are the most important things
to know about the airbag system:
{ Warning
You can be severely injured or
killed in a crash if you are not
wearing your safety belt, even
with airbags. Airbags are
designed to work with safety
(Continued)
{ Warning
Because airbags inflate with great
force and faster than the blink of
an eye, anyone who is up
against, or very close to any
airbag when it inflates can be
(Continued)
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Warning (Continued)
{ Warning
seriously injured or killed. Do not
sit unnecessarily close to any
airbag, as you would be if sitting
on the edge of the seat or leaning
forward. Safety belts help keep
you in position before and during
a crash. Always wear a safety
belt, even with airbags. The driver
should sit as far back as possible
while still maintaining control of
the vehicle. The safety belts and
the front outboard passenger
airbags are most effective when
you are sitting well back and
upright in the seat with both feet
on the floor.
Children who are up against,
or very close to, any airbag when
it inflates can be seriously injured
or killed. Always secure children
properly in the vehicle. To read
how, see Older Children 0 88 or
Infants and Young Children 0 90.
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.
Where Are the Airbags?
The driver frontal airbag is in the
center of the steering wheel.
There is an airbag readiness light
on the instrument cluster, which
shows the airbag symbol.
The system checks the airbag
electrical system for malfunctions.
The light tells you if there is an
electrical problem. See Airbag
Readiness Light 0 135 for more
information.
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The front outboard passenger
frontal airbag is in the passenger
side instrument panel.
Warning (Continued)
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 Crew Cab Shown,
Passenger Side Double and
Regular Cabs Similar
Driver Side Shown, Passenger
Side Similar
If the vehicle has seat-mounted side
impact airbags for the driver and
front outboard passenger, they are
in the side of the seatbacks closest
to the door.
If the vehicle has roof-rail airbags
for the driver, front outboard
passenger, and second row
outboard passengers, they are in
the ceiling above the side windows.
{ Warning
If something is between an
occupant and an airbag, the
airbag might not inflate properly
or it might force the object into
that person causing severe injury
(Continued)
Do not use seat accessories that
block the inflation path of a
seat-mounted side impact 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.
When Should an Airbag
Inflate?
This vehicle is equipped with
airbags. See Airbag System 0 74.
Airbags are designed to inflate if the
impact exceeds the specific airbag
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system's deployment threshold.
Deployment thresholds are used to
predict how severe a crash is likely
to be in time for the airbags to
inflate and help restrain the
occupants. The vehicle has
electronic sensors which help the
airbag system determine the
severity of the impact. Deployment
thresholds can vary with specific
vehicle design.
Frontal airbags are designed to
inflate in moderate to severe frontal
or near frontal crashes to help
reduce the potential for severe
injuries, mainly to the driver's or
front outboard passenger's head
and chest.
Whether the frontal airbags will or
should inflate is not based primarily
on how fast the vehicle is traveling.
It depends on what is hit, the
direction of the impact, and how
quickly the vehicle slows down.
Frontal airbags may inflate at
different crash speeds depending on
whether the vehicle hits an object
straight on or at an angle, and
whether the object is fixed or
moving, rigid or deformable, narrow
or wide.
Frontal airbags are not intended to
inflate during vehicle rollovers, in
rear impacts, or in many side
impacts.
In addition, if the GVWR (Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating) is at or
below 3 855 kg (8,500 lb), the
vehicle has advanced technology
frontal airbags. You can find the
GVWR on the Certification/Tire label
on the center pillar of the vehicle.
See Vehicle Load Limits 0 259 for
more information.
Advanced technology frontal airbags
adjust the restraint according to
crash severity. Vehicles with
advanced technology frontal airbags
have a seat position sensor that
enables the sensing system to
monitor the position of the driver
seat. The seat position sensor
provides information that is used to
adjust the deployment of the driver
frontal airbag.
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If the GVWR is at or below 4 536 kg
(10,000 lb), the vehicle has
seat-mounted side impact airbags.
Vehicles with a GVWR above
4 536 kg (10,000 lb) may or may not
have seat-mounted side impact
airbags. Seat-mounted side impact
airbags, if equipped, are designed
to inflate in moderate to severe side
crashes depending on the location
of the impact. Seat-mounted side
impact airbags are not designed to
inflate in frontal impacts, near frontal
impacts, rollovers, or rear impacts.
A seat-mounted side impact airbag
is designed to inflate on the side of
the vehicle that is struck.
Vehicles with a GVWR at or below
3 855 kg (8,500 lb) have roof-rail
airbags. These roof-rail airbags are
designed to inflate in moderate to
severe side crashes depending on
the location of the impact. In
addition, these roof-rail airbags are
designed to inflate during a rollover
or in a severe frontal impact. The
roof-rail airbags are not designed to
inflate in rear impacts. Both roof-rail
airbags will inflate when either side
of the vehicle is struck or if the
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sensing system predicts that the
vehicle is about to roll over on its
side, or in a severe frontal impact.
Vehicles with a GVWR above
3 855 kg (8,500 lb) up to and
including 4 536 kg (10,000 lb) also
have roof-rail airbags. These
roof-rail airbags are designed to
inflate in moderate to severe side
crashes depending on the location
of the impact. Both roof-rail airbags
will inflate when either side of the
vehicle is struck. In addition, these
roof-rail airbags are designed to
inflate in a severe frontal impact.
The roof-rail airbags are also
rollover capable except on models
sold as an incomplete vehicle with
the pickup box removed. If the
roof-rail airbags are rollover
capable, both roof-rail airbags will
also inflate if the sensing system
predicts that the vehicle is about to
roll over on its side. The roof-rail
airbags are not designed to inflate in
rear impacts.
Vehicles with a GVWR above
4 536 kg (10,000 lb) may or may not
be equipped with roof-rail airbags.
These roof-rail airbags, if equipped,
are designed to inflate in moderate
to severe side crashes depending
on the location of the impact. Both
roof-rail airbags will inflate when
either side of the vehicle is struck.
In addition, these roof-rail airbags
are designed to inflate in a severe
frontal impact. If the vehicle has
single rear wheels and has a
factory-installed pickup box and
roof-rail airbags, the roof-rail airbags
are rollover capable. If the vehicle
has dual rear wheels, or is sold as
an incomplete vehicle, as a chassis
cab, or with the pickup box
removed, and has roof-rail airbags,
the roof-rail airbags are not rollover
capable. If the airbags are rollover
capable, both roof-rail airbags will
also inflate if the sensing system
predicts that the vehicle is about to
roll over on its side. The roof-rail
airbags are not designed to inflate in
rear impacts.
What Makes an Airbag
Inflate?
In any particular crash, no one can
say whether an airbag should have
inflated simply because of the
vehicle damage or repair costs.
Airbags supplement the protection
provided by safety belts by
distributing the force of the impact
more evenly over the
occupant's body.
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? 0 75.
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.
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Rollover capable roof-rail airbags
are designed to help contain the
head and chest of occupants in the
outboard seating positions in the
first and second rows. The rollover
capable roof-rail airbags are
designed to help reduce the risk of
full or partial ejection in rollover
events, although no system can
prevent all such ejections.
But airbags would not help in many
types of collisions, primarily
because the occupant's motion is
not toward those airbags. See When
Should an Airbag Inflate? 0 76.
Airbags should never be regarded
as anything more than a supplement
to safety belts.
What Will You See after
an Airbag Inflates?
For an eAssist vehicle, see the
Silverado/Sierra eAssist
supplement.
After the frontal airbags and
seat-mounted side impact airbags
inflate, they quickly deflate, so
quickly that some people may not
even realize an airbag inflated.
Roof-rail airbags may still be at least
partially inflated for some time after
they inflate. Some components of
the airbag module may be hot for
several minutes. For location of the
airbags, see Where Are the
Airbags? 0 75.
The parts of the airbag that come
into contact with you may be warm,
but not too hot to touch. There may
be some smoke and dust coming
from the vents in the deflated
airbags. Airbag inflation does not
prevent the driver from seeing out of
the windshield or being able to steer
the vehicle, nor does it prevent
people from leaving the vehicle.
{ Warning
When an airbag inflates, there
may be dust in the air. This dust
could cause breathing problems
for people with a history of
asthma or other breathing trouble.
To avoid this, everyone in the
vehicle should get out as soon as
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it is safe to do so. If you have
breathing problems but cannot
get out of the vehicle after an
airbag inflates, then get fresh air
by opening a window or a door.
If you experience breathing
problems following an airbag
deployment, you should seek
medical attention.
The vehicle has a feature that may
automatically unlock the doors, turn
on the interior lamps and hazard
warning flashers, and shut off the
fuel system after the airbags inflate.
The feature may also activate,
without airbag inflation, after an
event that exceeds a predetermined
threshold. You can lock the doors,
and turn off the interior lamps, and
turn off the hazard warning flashers
by using the controls for those
features.
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airbag system will not be there
to help protect you in another
crash. A new system will include
airbag modules and possibly
other parts. The service manual
for the vehicle covers the need
to replace other parts.
{ Warning
A crash severe enough to inflate
the airbags may have also
damaged important functions in
the vehicle, such as the fuel
system, brake and steering
systems, etc. Even if the vehicle
appears to be drivable after a
moderate crash, there may be
concealed damage that could
make it difficult to safely operate
the vehicle.
Use caution if you should attempt
to restart the engine after a crash
has occurred.
In many crashes severe enough to
inflate the airbag, windshields are
broken by vehicle deformation.
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
.
.
The vehicle has a crash sensing
and diagnostic module which
records information after a
crash. See Vehicle Data
Recording and Privacy 0 484
and Event Data
Recorders 0 484.
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.
Airbag On-Off Switch
If the passenger side instrument
panel endcap has the switch
pictured in the following illustration,
the vehicle has an airbag on-off
switch that you can use to manually
turn on or off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag. See
Instrument Panel 0 6.
If the vehicle does not have an
airbag on-off switch, it may have a
passenger sensing system. See
Passenger Sensing System 0 82.
This switch should only be turned to
the off position if the person in the
front outboard passenger position is
a member of a passenger risk group
identified by the national
government as follows:
Infant. An infant (less than 1 year
old) must ride in the front seat
because:
. My vehicle has no rear seat;
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.
My vehicle has a rear seat too
small to accommodate a
rear-facing infant seat; or
.
The infant has a medical
condition which, according to the
infant's physician, makes it
necessary for the infant to ride in
the front seat so that the driver
can constantly monitor the
child's condition.
Child age 1 to 12. A child
age 1 to 12 must ride in the front
seat because:
. My vehicle has no rear seat;
.
.
Although children ages 1 to 12
ride in the rear seat(s) whenever
possible, children ages 1 to 12
sometimes must ride in the front
because no space is available in
the rear seat(s) of my vehicle; or
The child has a medical
condition which, according to the
child's physician, makes it
necessary for the child to ride in
the front seat so that the driver
can constantly monitor the
child's condition.
Medical Condition. A passenger
has a medical condition which,
according to his or her physician:
. Causes the passenger airbag to
pose a special risk for the
passenger; and
. Makes the potential harm from
the passenger airbag in a crash
greater than the potential harm
from turning off the airbag and
allowing the passenger, even if
belted, to hit the instrument
panel or windshield in a crash.
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passenger frontal airbag unless
the person sitting there is in a risk
group.
{ Warning
If the front outboard passenger
frontal airbag is turned off for a
person who is not in a risk group
identified by the national
government, that person will not
have the extra protection of an
airbag. In a crash, the airbag will
not be able to inflate and help
protect the person sitting there.
Do not turn off the front outboard
(Continued)
To turn off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag, insert the
ignition key into the switch, push in,
and move the switch to the off
position.
The word OFF or the off symbol will
come on in the passenger airbag
status indicator located in the
overhead console to let you know
that the front outboard passenger
frontal airbag is off, after the system
check is completed. The airbag off
light will come on and stay on to let
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have a passenger sensing system.
See Airbag On-Off Switch 0 80 for
more information.
you know that the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag is off. See
Airbag On-Off Light 0 136. The front
outboard passenger airbag will
remain off until you turn it back on
again.
The passenger airbag status
indicator will light on the overhead
console when the vehicle is started.
{ Warning
If the airbag readiness light ever
comes on and stays on, it means
that something may be wrong
with the airbag system. For
example, the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag could
inflate even though the airbag
on-off switch is turned off.
To help avoid injury to yourself or
others, have the vehicle serviced
right away. See Airbag Readiness
Light 0 135 for more information,
including important safety
information.
To turn the front outboard passenger
frontal airbag on again, insert the
ignition key into the switch, push in,
and move the switch to the on
position.
United States
The front outboard passenger
frontal airbag is now enabled
(may inflate). See Airbag On-Off
Light 0 136.
Passenger Sensing
System
If the vehicle has one of the
following indicators, then the vehicle
has a passenger sensing system for
the front outboard passenger
position, unless there is an airbag
on-off switch on the instrument
panel endcap. If there is an airbag
on-off switch, the vehicle does not
Canada and Mexico
The words ON and OFF, or the
symbol for on and off, will be visible
during the system check. When the
system check is complete, either the
word ON or OFF, or the symbol for
on or off, will be visible. See
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator 0 137.
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The passenger sensing system
turns off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag under
certain conditions. No other airbag
is affected by the passenger
sensing system.
The passenger sensing system
works with sensors that are part of
the front outboard passenger seat
and safety belt. The sensors are
designed to detect the presence of
a properly seated occupant and
determine if the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag should be
allowed to inflate or not.
According to accident statistics,
children are safer when properly
secured in a rear seat in the correct
child restraint for their weight
and size.
Whenever possible, children aged
12 and under should be secured in
a rear seating position.
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.
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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.
the front outboard passenger
seat, always move the seat as far
back as it will go. It is better to
secure child restraints in the rear
seat. Consider using another
vehicle to transport the child
when a rear seat is not available.
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
deploy under some unusual
circumstance, even though the
airbag is turned off.
Never put a rear-facing child
restraint in the front seat, even if
the airbag is off. If securing a
forward-facing child restraint in
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If the vehicle does not have a rear
seat that will accommodate a
rear-facing child restraint, a
rear-facing child restraint should not
be installed in the vehicle, even if
the airbag is off.
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag if:
. The front outboard passenger
seat is unoccupied.
. The system determines an infant
is present in a child restraint.
. A front outboard passenger
takes his/her weight off of the
seat for a period of time.
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There is a critical problem with
the airbag system or the
passenger sensing system.
When the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag,
the off indicator will light and stay lit
as a reminder that the airbag is off.
See Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator 0 137.
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.
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 0 135 for more information,
including important safety
information.
If the On Indicator Is Lit for a
Child Restraint
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag if
the system determines that an infant
is present in a child restraint. If a
child restraint has been installed
and the on indicator is lit:
1. Turn the vehicle off.
2. Remove the child restraint from
the vehicle.
3. Remove any additional items
from the seat such as blankets,
cushions, seat covers, seat
heaters, or seat massagers.
4. Reinstall the child restraint
following the directions
provided by the child restraint
manufacturer and refer to
Securing Child Restraints (With
the Safety Belt in the Center
Front Seat) 0 106 or Securing
Child Restraints (With the
Safety Belt in the Rear Seat)
0 102 or Securing Child
Restraints (With the Safety Belt
in the Front Passenger
Seat) 0 106.
Make sure the safety belt
retractor is locked by pulling
the shoulder belt all the way
out of the retractor when
installing the child restraint,
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even if the child restraint is
equipped with a safety belt
lock-off. When the retractor
lock is set, the belt can be
tightened but not pulled out of
the retractor.
5. If, after reinstalling the child
restraint and restarting the
vehicle, the on indicator is still
lit, turn the vehicle off. Then
slightly recline the vehicle
seatback and adjust the seat
cushion, if adjustable, to make
sure that the vehicle seatback
is not pushing the child
restraint into the seat cushion.
Also make sure the child
restraint is not trapped under
the vehicle head restraint.
If this happens, adjust the head
restraint. See Head
Restraints 0 57.
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 size. It is better to
secure child restraints in the rear
seat. Consider using another
vehicle to transport the child when a
rear seat is not available. Never put
a rear-facing child restraint in the
front seat, even if the on indicator is
not lit.
If the Off Indicator Is Lit for an
Adult-Sized Occupant
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steps to allow the system to detect
that person and enable the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag:
1. Turn the vehicle off.
2. Remove any additional material
from the seat, such as
blankets, cushions, seat
covers, seat heaters, or seat
massagers.
3. Place the seatback in the fully
upright position.
4. Have the person sit upright in
the seat, centered on the seat
cushion, with legs comfortably
extended.
If a person of adult size is sitting in
the front outboard passenger seat,
but the off indicator is lit, it could be
because that person is not sitting
properly in the seat or that the child
restraint locking feature is engaged.
If this happens, use the following
5. If the shoulder portion of the
belt is pulled out all the way,
the child restraint locking
feature will be engaged. This
may unintentionally cause the
passenger sensing system to
turn the airbag off for some
adult-sized occupants. If this
happens, unbuckle the belt, let
the belt go back all the way,
and then buckle the belt again
without pulling the belt out all
the way.
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6. Restart the vehicle and have
the person remain in this
position for two to three minutes
after the on indicator is lit.
{ Warning
If the front outboard passenger
airbag is turned off for an
adult-sized occupant, the airbag
will not be able to inflate and help
protect that person in a crash,
resulting in an increased risk of
serious injury or even death. An
adult-sized occupant should not
ride in the front outboard
passenger seat, if the passenger
airbag off indicator is lit.
Additional Factors Affecting
System Operation
Safety belts help keep the
passenger in position on the seat
during vehicle maneuvers and
braking, which helps the passenger
sensing system maintain the
passenger airbag status. See
“Safety Belts” and “Child Restraints”
in the Index for additional
information about the importance of
proper restraint use.
A thick layer of additional material,
such as a blanket or cushion,
or aftermarket equipment such as
seat covers, seat heaters, and seat
massagers can affect how well the
passenger sensing system
operates. We recommend that you
not use seat covers or other
aftermarket equipment except when
approved by GM for your specific
vehicle. See Adding Equipment to
the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 87
for more information about
modifications that can affect how
the system operates.
The on indicator may be lit if an
object, such as a briefcase,
handbag, grocery bag, laptop,
or other electronic device, is put on
an unoccupied seat. If this is not
desired, remove the object from
the seat.
{ Warning
Stowing of articles under the
passenger seat or between the
passenger seat cushion and
seatback may interfere with the
proper operation of the passenger
sensing system.
Servicing the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
Airbags affect how the vehicle
should be serviced. There are parts
of the airbag system in several
places around the vehicle. Your
dealer and the service manual have
information about servicing the
vehicle and the airbag system. To
purchase a service manual, see
Service Publications Ordering
Information 0 481.
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{ Warning
For up to 10 seconds after the
vehicle is turned off and the
battery is disconnected, an airbag
can still inflate during improper
service. You can be injured if you
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.
Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
Adding accessories that change the
vehicle's frame, bumper system,
height, front end, or side sheet
metal, may keep the airbag system
from working properly. The
operation of the airbag system can
also be affected by changing any
parts of the front seats, safety belts,
the airbag sensing and diagnostic
module, steering wheel, instrument
panel, any of the airbag modules,
ceiling headliner or pillar garnish
trim, overhead console, front
sensors, side impact sensors,
or airbag wiring.
Your dealer and the service manual
have information about the location
of the airbag sensors, sensing and
diagnostic module, and airbag
wiring.
In addition, the vehicle may have a
passenger sensing system for the
front outboard passenger position,
which includes sensors that are part
of the passenger seat. The
passenger sensing system may not
operate properly if the original seat
trim is replaced with non-GM
covers, upholstery, or trim; or with
GM covers, upholstery, or trim
designed for a different vehicle. Any
object, such as an aftermarket seat
heater or a comfort-enhancing pad
or device, installed under or on top
of the seat fabric, could also
interfere with the operation of the
passenger sensing system. This
could either prevent proper
deployment of the passenger
airbag(s) or prevent the passenger
sensing system from properly
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turning off the passenger airbag(s).
See Passenger Sensing
System 0 82.
If the vehicle has rollover roof-rail
airbags, see Different Size Tires
and Wheels 0 416 for additional
important information.
If a snow plow is added to the
vehicle, the airbags should still work
properly. The airbag systems were
designed to work properly under a
wide range of conditions, including
snow plowing with vehicles that
have the optional snow plow prep
package (RPO VYU). Do not
change or defeat the snow plow's
“tripping mechanism.” If you do, it
can damage the snow plow and the
vehicle, and may cause an airbag
deployment.
If you have to modify your vehicle
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
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reason, call Customer Assistance.
See Customer Assistance
Offices 0 474.
Airbag System Check
The airbag system does not need
regularly scheduled maintenance or
replacement. Make sure the airbag
readiness light is working. See
Airbag Readiness Light 0 135.
Caution
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
coverings, have the airbag
covering and/or airbag module
replaced. For the location of the
airbags, see Where Are the
Airbags? 0 75. See your dealer
for service.
Replacing Airbag System
Parts after a Crash
{ Warning
A crash can damage the airbag
systems in the vehicle.
A damaged airbag system may
not properly protect you and your
passenger(s) in a crash, resulting
in serious injury or even death. To
help make sure the airbag
systems are working properly
after a crash, have them
inspected and any necessary
replacements made as soon as
possible.
If an airbag inflates, you will need to
replace airbag system parts. See
your dealer for service.
If the airbag readiness light stays on
after the vehicle is started or comes
on when you are driving, the airbag
system may not work properly. Have
the vehicle serviced right away. See
Airbag Readiness Light 0 135.
Child Restraints
Older Children
Older children who have outgrown
booster seats should wear the
vehicle safety belts.
The manufacturer instructions that
come with the booster seat state the
weight and height limitations for that
booster. Use a booster seat with a
lap-shoulder belt until the child
passes the fit test below:
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Sit all the way back on the seat.
Do the knees bend at the seat
edge? If yes, continue. If no,
return to the booster seat.
.
Buckle the lap-shoulder belt.
Does the shoulder belt rest on
the shoulder? If yes, continue.
If no, try using the rear safety
belt comfort guide, if available.
See “Rear Safety Belt Comfort
Guides” under Lap-Shoulder Belt
0 68. If a comfort guide is not
available, or if the shoulder belt
still does not rest on the
shoulder, then return to the
booster seat.
.
Does the lap belt fit low and
snug on the hips, touching the
thighs? If yes, continue. If no,
return to the booster seat.
.
Can proper safety belt fit be
maintained for the length of the
trip? If yes, continue. If no,
return to the booster seat.
If you have the choice, a child
should sit in a position with a
lap-shoulder belt and get the
additional restraint a shoulder
belt can provide.
Q: What is the proper way to
wear safety belts?
A: An older child should wear a
lap-shoulder belt and get the
additional restraint a shoulder
belt can provide. The shoulder
belt should not cross the face or
neck. The lap belt should fit
snugly below the hips, just
touching the top of the thighs.
This applies belt force to the
child's pelvic bones in a crash.
It should never be worn over the
abdomen, which could cause
severe or even fatal internal
injuries in a crash.
Also see “Rear Safety Belt Comfort
Guides” under Lap-Shoulder
Belt 0 68.
According to accident statistics,
children are safer when properly
restrained in a rear seating position.
In a crash, children who are not
buckled up can strike other people
who are buckled up, or can be
thrown out of the vehicle. Older
children need to use safety belts
properly.
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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.
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.
Children can be seriously injured
or strangled if a shoulder belt is
wrapped around their neck. The
shoulder belt can tighten but
cannot be loosened if it is locked.
The shoulder belt locks when it is
pulled all the way out of the
retractor. It unlocks when the
shoulder belt is allowed to go all
the way back into the retractor,
but it cannot do this if it is
wrapped around a child’s neck.
If the shoulder belt is locked and
tightened around a child’s neck,
the only way to loosen the belt is
to cut it.
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.
Never leave children unattended
in a vehicle and never allow
children to play with the safety
belts.
Every time infants and young
children ride in vehicles, they should
have the protection provided by
appropriate child restraints. Neither
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the vehicle's safety belt system nor
its airbag system is designed
for them.
Children who are not restrained
properly can strike other people,
or can be thrown out of the vehicle.
{ Warning
Never hold an infant or a child
while riding in a vehicle. Due to
crash forces, an infant or a child
will become so heavy it is not
possible to hold it during a crash.
For example, in a crash at only
40 km/h (25 mph), a 5.5 kg (12 lb)
infant will suddenly become a
110 kg (240 lb) force on a person's
arms. An infant or child should be
secured in an appropriate
restraint.
{ 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 front
outboard seat. Secure a
rear-facing child restraint in a rear
seat. It is also better to secure a
forward-facing child restraint in a
rear seat. If you must secure a
forward-facing child restraint in
the front outboard seat, always
move the front passenger seat as
far back as it will go.
Child restraints are devices used to
restrain, seat, or position children in
the vehicle and are sometimes
called child seats or car seats.
There are three basic types of
child restraints:
. Forward-facing child restraints
.
Rearward-facing child restraints
.
Belt-positioning booster seats
The proper child restraint for your
child depends on their size, weight,
and age, and also on whether the
child restraint is compatible with the
vehicle in which it will be used.
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For each type of child restraint,
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's instructions that
come with the restraint state the
weight and height limitations for a
particular child restraint. In addition,
there are many kinds of restraints
available for children with special
needs.
{ Warning
To reduce the risk of neck and
head injury in a crash, infants and
toddlers should be secured in a
rear-facing child restraint until age
two, or until they reach the
maximum height and weight limits
of their child restraint.
{ 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.
Child Restraint Systems
Rear-Facing Infant Seat
A rear-facing child restraint 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.
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Securing an Add-On Child
Restraint in the Vehicle
{ Warning
Forward-Facing Child Seat
A forward-facing child restraint
provides restraint for the child's
body with the harness.
Booster Seats
A belt-positioning booster seat is
used for children who have
outgrown their forward-facing child
restraint. Boosters are designed to
improve the fit of the vehicle's safety
belt system until the child is large
enough for the vehicle safety belts
to fit properly without a booster seat.
See the safety belt fit test in Older
Children 0 88.
A child can be seriously injured or
killed in a crash if the child
restraint is not properly secured in
the vehicle. Secure the child
restraint properly in the vehicle
using the vehicle’s safety belt or
LATCH system, following the
instructions that came with that
child restraint and the instructions
in this manual.
To help reduce the chance of injury,
the child restraint must be secured
in the vehicle. Child restraint
systems must be secured in vehicle
seats by lap belts or the lap belt
portion of a lap-shoulder belt, or by
the LATCH system. See Lower
Anchors and Tethers for Children
(LATCH System) 0 96 for more
information. Children can be
endangered in a crash if the child
restraint is not properly secured in
the vehicle.
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When securing an add-on child
restraint, refer to the instructions
that come with the restraint which
may be on the restraint itself or in a
booklet, or both, and to this manual.
The child restraint instructions are
important, so if they are not
available, obtain a replacement
copy from the manufacturer.
Keep in mind that an unsecured
child restraint can move around in a
collision or sudden stop and injure
people in the vehicle. Be sure to
properly secure any child restraint in
the vehicle — even when no child is
in it.
In some areas of the United States
and Canada, Certified Child
Passenger Safety Technicians
(CPSTs) are available to inspect
and demonstrate how to correctly
use and install child restraints. In
the U.S., refer to the National
Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) website to
locate the nearest child safety seat
inspection station. For CPST
availability in Canada, check with
Transport Canada or the Provincial
Ministry of Transportation office.
Securing the Child Within the
Child Restraint
{ Warning
A child can be seriously injured or
killed in a crash if the child is not
properly secured in the child
restraint. Secure the child
properly following the instructions
that came with that child restraint.
Where to Put the
Restraint
According to accident statistics,
children and infants are safer when
properly restrained in an appropriate
child restraint secured in a rear
seating position.
Whenever possible, children aged
12 and under should be secured in
a rear seating position.
If a child restraint is secured in the
front outboard passenger seat, and
the vehicle has a switch on the
passenger side instrument panel
endcap to manually turn off the front
outboard passenger airbag, see
Airbag On-Off Switch 0 80 and
Securing Child Restraints (With the
Safety Belt in the Center Front Seat)
0 106 or Securing Child Restraints
(With the Safety Belt in the Rear
Seat) 0 102 or Securing Child
Restraints (With the Safety Belt in
the Front Passenger Seat) 0 106 for
more information, including
important safety information.
Never put a rear-facing child seat in
the front. This is because the risk to
the rear-facing child is so great,
if the airbag deploys.
{ Warning
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured
or killed if the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag inflates.
This is because the back of the
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rear-facing child restraint would
be very close to the inflating
airbag. A child in a forward-facing
child restraint can be seriously
injured or killed if the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
inflates and the passenger seat is
in a forward position.
Even if the passenger sensing
system or airbag switch has
turned off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag, no
system is fail-safe. No one can
guarantee that an airbag will not
deploy under some unusual
circumstance, even though it is
turned off.
Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the airbag
is off. If you secure a
forward-facing child restraint in
the front outboard passenger
seat, always move the seat as far
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Warning (Continued)
back as it will go. It is better to
secure the child restraint in a
rear seat.
{ Warning
A child in a child restraint in the
center front seat can be badly
injured or killed by the frontal
airbags if they inflate. Never
secure a child restraint in the
center front seat. It is always
better to secure a child restraint in
a rear seat.
Do not use child restraints in the
center front seat position.
When securing a child restraint in a
rear seating position, study the
instructions that came with your
child restraint to make sure it is
compatible with this vehicle.
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Child restraints and booster seats
vary considerably in size, and some
may fit in certain seating positions
better than others.
Depending on where you place the
child restraint and the size of the
child restraint, you may not be able
to access adjacent safety belts or
LATCH anchors for additional
passengers or child restraints.
Adjacent seating positions should
not be used if the child restraint
prevents access to or interferes with
the routing of the safety belt.
If the vehicle does not have a rear
seat that will accommodate a
rear-facing child restraint, a
rear-facing child restraint should not
be installed in the vehicle, even if
the airbag is off.
Wherever a child restraint is
installed, be sure to follow the
instructions that came with the child
restraint system and secure the
child restraint system properly.
Keep in mind that an unsecured
child restraint can move around in a
collision or sudden stop and injure
people in the vehicle. Be sure to
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properly secure any child restraint in
your 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.
In order to use the LATCH system in
your vehicle, you need a child
restraint that has LATCH
attachments. LATCH-compatible
rear-facing and forward-facing child
seats can be properly installed
using either the LATCH anchors or
the vehicle’s safety belts. Do not
use both the safety belts and the
LATCH anchorage system to secure
a rear-facing or forward-facing
child seat.
Booster seats use the vehicle’s
safety belts to secure the child in
the booster seat. If the manufacturer
recommends that the booster seat
be secured with the LATCH system,
this can be done as long as the
booster seat can be positioned
properly and there is no interference
with the proper positioning of the
lap-shoulder belt on the child.
Make sure to follow the instructions
that came with the child restraint,
and also the instructions in this
manual.
When installing a child restraint with
a top tether, you must also use
either the lower anchors or the
safety belts to properly secure the
child restraint. A child restraint must
never be attached using only the top
tether.
The LATCH anchorage system can
be used until the combined weight
of the child plus the child restraint is
29.5 kg (65 lbs). Use the safety belt
alone instead of the LATCH
anchorage system once the
combined weight is more than
29.5 kg (65 lbs).
See Securing Child Restraints (With
the Safety Belt in the Center Front
Seat) 0 106 or Securing Child
Restraints (With the Safety Belt in
the Rear Seat) 0 102 or Securing
Child Restraints (With the Safety
Belt in the Front Passenger
Seat) 0 106.
Child restraints built after March
2014 will be labeled with the
specific child weight up to which the
LATCH system can be used to
install the restraint.
The following explains how to attach
a child restraint with these
attachments in the vehicle.
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Not all vehicle seating positions or
child restraints have lower anchors
and attachments or top tether
anchors and attachments. In this
case, the safety belt must be used
(with top tether where available) to
secure the child restraint. See
Securing Child Restraints (With the
Safety Belt in the Center Front Seat)
0 106 or Securing Child Restraints
(With the Safety Belt in the Rear
Seat) 0 102 or Securing Child
Restraints (With the Safety Belt in
the Front Passenger Seat) 0 106.
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
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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 that have a
top tether are designed for use with
or without the top tether being
attached. Others require the top
tether always to be attached. In
Canada, the law requires that
forward-facing child restraints have
a top tether, and that the tether be
attached. Be sure to read and follow
the instructions for your child
restraint.
Lower Anchors
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
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Lower Anchor and Top Tether
Anchor Locations
To assist in locating the lower
anchors on crew cab models, each
seating position with lower anchors
has two labels near the crease
between the seatback and the seat
cushion.
i : Seating positions with
top tether anchors.
anchors.
Do not secure a child restraint in a
position without a top tether anchor
if a national or local law requires
that the top tether be attached, or if
the instructions that come with the
child restraint say that the top tether
must be attached.
According to accident statistics,
children and infants are safer when
properly restrained in a child
restraint system or infant restraint
system secured in a rear seating
position. See Where to Put the
Restraint 0 94 for additional
information.
Rear Seat
j : Seating positions with two lower
Be sure to read the following
instructions to properly install a child
restraint using these loops.
The top tether anchors are the loops
near the top of the seatback for
each rear seating position. These
loops will be used to route the top
tether through, as well as to secure
the top tether to the vehicle. Be sure
to use the anchor (loop) on the
same side of the vehicle as the
seating position where the child
restraint will be placed.
Securing a Child Restraint
Designed for the LATCH
System
{ Warning
If a LATCH-type child restraint is
not attached to anchors, the child
restraint will not be able to protect
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the child correctly. In a crash, the
child could be seriously injured or
killed. Install a LATCH-type child
restraint properly using the
anchors, or use the vehicle's
safety belts to secure the
restraint, following the instructions
that came with the child restraint
and the instructions in this
manual.
{ Warning
Do not attach more than one child
restraint to a single anchor,
except for the center top tether
anchors in the crew cab models.
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
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Warning (Continued)
risk of serious or fatal injuries
during a crash, attach only one
child restraint per anchor.
{ Warning
Children can be seriously injured
or strangled if a shoulder belt is
wrapped around their neck. The
shoulder belt can tighten but
cannot be loosened if it is locked.
The shoulder belt locks when it is
pulled all the way out of the
retractor. It unlocks when the
shoulder belt is allowed to go all
the way back into the retractor,
but it cannot do this if it is
wrapped around a child’s neck.
If the shoulder belt is locked and
tightened around a child’s neck,
the only way to loosen the belt is
to cut it.
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Buckle any unused safety belts
behind the child restraint so
children cannot reach them. Pull
the shoulder belt all the way out
of the retractor to set the lock,
and tighten the belt behind the
child restraint after the child
restraint has been installed.
Caution
Do not let the LATCH
attachments rub against the
vehicle’s safety belts. This may
damage these parts. If necessary,
move buckled safety belts to
avoid rubbing the LATCH
attachments.
Do not fold the rear seatback
when the seat is occupied. Do not
fold the empty rear seat with a
safety belt buckled. This could
damage the safety belt or the
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seat. Unbuckle and return the
safety belt to its stowed position,
before folding the seat.
If you need to secure more than one
child restraint in the rear seat, see
Where to Put the Restraint 0 94.
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.
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. Put the child restraint on
the seat.
1.3. Attach and tighten the
lower attachments on the
child restraint to the lower
anchors.
2. For forward facing child
restraints, attach and tighten
the top tether to the top tether
anchor (loop), if your vehicle
has one. Follow the child
restraint instructions the
vehicle LATCH anchor weight
limits described at the
beginning of this section, and
the following steps:
Example — Rear Driver Side
Position
Example — Rear Driver Side
Position
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2.1. For a top tether in the
rear driver side position:
2.1.1. Raise the
headrest.
2.1.2. Route the top
tether (4) between
the headrest
posts, through the
loop (3), behind
the inboard
headrest post, and
under the center
shoulder belt (2).
2.1.3. Then attach the
top tether (4) to
the top tether
anchor (loop) (1) at
the center rear
seating position.
2.2. For a top tether in the
rear center position:
2.2.1. Route the top
tether (4) through
the center loop (1),
and behind the
passenger side
headrest post.
2.2.2. Then attach the
top tether (4) to
the top tether
anchor (loop) at
the rear passenger
side seating
position.
2.3. For a top tether in the
rear passenger position:
2.3.1. Raise the
headrest.
2.3.2. Route the top
tether (4) between
the headrest
posts, through the
loop on the
passenger side
and behind the
inboard
headrest post.
2.3.3. Then attach the
top tether (4) to
the top tether
anchor (loop) (1) at
the center rear
seating position.
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3. Tighten the top tether per the
child restraint manufacturer's
instructions.
When the top tether is properly
tightened, the anchor (loop)
may bend. This is normal and
will not damage the vehicle.
If child restraints are installed
in both outboard positions, both
top tethers can be attached to
the center loop. Top tethers
can be attached for child
restraints in all three rear
seating positions at the same
time, following the routing
instructions above.
4. 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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Headrest Removal and
Reinstallation
Removing Rear Headrests
For outboard rear seating positions,
if the child restraint cannot be
installed properly with the headrest
in place, the headrest may be
removed. See your dealer for
assistance with removal, and store
the removed headrests in a secure
place. When the child restraint is
removed, reinstall the headrest
before the seating position is used.
Reinstalling Rear Headrests
To reinstall the headrest:
1. Insert the headrest posts into
the holes in the top of the
seatback with the longer
chrome plated post toward the
driver side of the vehicle.
2. Push the headrest all the way
down until it contacts the top of
the seatback.
Replacing LATCH System
Parts After a Crash
{ Warning
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.
Securing Child Restraints
(With the Safety Belt in
the Rear Seat)
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) 0 96 for how and where to
install the child restraint using
LATCH. If a child restraint is secured
in the vehicle using a safety belt
and it uses a top tether, see Lower
Anchors and Tethers for Children
(LATCH System) 0 96 for top tether
anchor locations.
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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.
under Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children (LATCH
System) 0 96.
2. Put the child restraint on
the seat.
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Position the release button on
the buckle, away from the child
restraint system, so that the
safety belt could be quickly
unbuckled if necessary.
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.
If the child restraint or vehicle seat
position does not have the LATCH
system, you will be using the safety
belt to secure the child restraint. Be
sure to follow the instructions that
came with the child restraint.
If more than one child restraint
needs to be installed in the rear
seat, be sure to read Where to Put
the Restraint 0 94.
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.
Double Cab
1. Remove the headrest prior to
installing a forward-facing child
restraint in an outboard rear
seating position. See “Headrest
Removal and Reinstallation”
4. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
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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.
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.
7. For forward-facing child
restraints, attach and tighten
the top tether to the top tether
anchor (loop). Refer to the child
restraint instructions, the
vehicle LATCH anchor weight
limits and instructions listed in
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 96.
8. 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.
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.
Reinstall the headrest before the
seating position is used. See
“Headrest Removal and
Reinstallation” under Lower Anchors
and Tethers for Children (LATCH
System) 0 96 for additional
information on installing the
headrest properly.
Crew Cab
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.
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3. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
Position the release button on
the buckle, away from the child
restraint system, so that the
safety belt could be quickly
unbuckled if necessary.
4. Pull the shoulder belt all the
way out of the retractor to set
the lock. When the retractor
lock is set, the belt can be
tightened but not pulled out of
the retractor.
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5. To tighten the belt, push down
on the child restraint, pull the
shoulder portion of the belt to
tighten the lap portion of the
belt, and feed the shoulder belt
back into the retractor. When
installing a forward-facing child
restraint, it may be helpful to
use your knee to push down on
the child restraint as you
tighten the belt.
Try to pull the belt out of the
retractor to make sure the
retractor is locked. If the
retractor is not locked, repeat
Steps 4 and 5.
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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) 0 96 for more
information on using the top
tether anchors.
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.
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.
For outboard rear seating positions,
if the child restraint cannot be
installed properly with the headrest
in place, the headrest may be
removed. See your dealer for
assistance with removal, and store
the removed headrest in a secure
place. When the child restraint is
removed, reinstall the headrest
before the seating position is used.
For reinstallation instructions, see
“Headrest Removal and
Reinstallation” under Lower Anchors
and Tethers for Children (LATCH
System) 0 96.
Securing Child Restraints
(With the Safety Belt in
the Center Front Seat)
{ Warning
A child in a child restraint in the
center front seat can be badly
injured or killed by the frontal
airbags if they inflate. Never
secure a child restraint in the
center front seat. It is always
better to secure a child restraint in
a rear seat.
Do not use child restraints in the
center front seat position.
Securing Child Restraints
(With the Safety Belt in
the Front
Passenger Seat)
With Passenger Sensing
System
This vehicle has airbags. A rear
seat is a safer place to secure a
forward-facing child restraint. See
Where to Put the Restraint 0 94.
In addition, the vehicle may have a
passenger sensing system which is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
under certain conditions. See
Passenger Sensing System 0 82
and Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator 0 137 for more information
on this, including important safety
information.
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.
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{ Warning
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured
or killed if the front outboard
passenger airbag inflates. This is
because the back of the
rear-facing child restraint would
be very close to the inflating
airbag. A child in a forward-facing
child restraint can be seriously
injured or killed if the front
outboard passenger airbag
inflates and the passenger seat is
in a forward position.
The vehicle may have a
passenger sensing system which
is designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
under certain conditions.
Even if the passenger sensing
system, if equipped, has turned
off the front outboard passenger
frontal airbag, no system is
fail-safe. No one can guarantee
that an airbag will not deploy
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Warning (Continued)
under some unusual
circumstance, even though it is
turned off.
Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the airbag
is off. If you secure a
forward-facing child restraint in
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.
See Passenger Sensing System
0 82 for additional information.
If the vehicle does not have a rear
seat that will accommodate a
rear-facing child restraint, a
rear-facing child restraint should not
be installed in the vehicle, even if
the airbag is off.
If a child restraint uses a top tether,
see Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 96 for
top tether anchor locations.
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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.
When using the lap-shoulder belt to
secure the child restraint in this
position, follow the instructions that
came with the child restraint and the
following instructions:
1. Move the seat as far back as it
will go before securing the
forward-facing child restraint.
Move the seat upward or the
seatback to an upright position,
if needed, to get a tight
installation of the child
restraint.
When the passenger sensing
system, if equipped, has turned
off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag, the
off indicator in the passenger
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airbag status indicator should
light and stay lit when you start
the vehicle. See Passenger
Airbag Status Indicator 0 137.
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.
4. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
Position the release button,
away from the child restraint
system, so that the safety belt
could be quickly unbuckled if
necessary.
Tilt the latch plate to adjust the
belt, if needed.
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.
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7. If the vehicle does not have a
rear seat and the child restraint
manufacturer recommends
using a top tether anchor,
attach the top tether to the top
tether anchor. Refer to the
instructions that came with the
child restraint and to Lower
Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 96.
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.
8. Before placing a child in the
child restraint, make sure it is
securely held in place. To
check, grasp the child restraint
at the safety belt path and
attempt to move it side to side
and back and forth. When the
child restraint is properly
installed, there should be no
more than 2.5 cm (1 in) of
movement.
If the vehicle is equipped with a
passenger sensing system, and
when the passenger sensing system
has turned off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag, the off
indicator in the passenger airbag
status indicator should light and stay
lit when the vehicle is started.
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If a child restraint has been installed
and the on indicator is lit, see “If the
On Indicator Is Lit for a Child
Restraint” under Passenger Sensing
System 0 82 for more information.
To remove the child restraint,
unbuckle the vehicle safety belt and
let it return to the stowed position.
If the top tether is attached to a top
tether anchor, disconnect it.
With Airbag On-Off Switch
This vehicle has airbags. A rear
seat is a safer place to secure a
forward-facing child restraint. See
Where to Put the Restraint 0 94.
There may be a switch on the
instrument panel endcap that you
can use to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag.
See Airbag On-Off Switch 0 80 for
more information, including
important safety information.
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.
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{ Warning
Warning (Continued)
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured
or killed if the front outboard
passenger airbag inflates. This is
because the back of the
rear-facing child restraint would
be very close to the inflating
airbag. A child in a forward-facing
child restraint can be seriously
injured or killed if the front
outboard passenger airbag
inflates and the passenger seat is
in a forward position.
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.
Even if the airbag switch has
turned off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag, no
system is fail-safe. No one can
guarantee that an airbag will not
deploy under some unusual
circumstance, even though it is
turned off.
Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the airbag
is off. If you secure a
(Continued)
{ Warning
If the airbag readiness light ever
comes on and stays on, it means
that something may be wrong
with the airbag system. For
example, the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag could
inflate even though the airbag
on-off switch is turned off.
To help avoid injury to yourself or
others, have the vehicle serviced
right away. See Airbag Readiness
Light 0 135 for more information,
including important safety
information.
If the vehicle does not have a rear
seat that will accommodate a
rear-facing child restraint, a
rear-facing child restraint should not
be installed in the vehicle, even if
the airbag is off.
If a child restraint uses a top tether,
see Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 96 for
top tether anchor locations.
Do not secure a child restraint in a
position without a top tether anchor
if a national or local law requires
that the top tether be anchored, or if
the instructions that come with the
child restraint say that the top strap
must be anchored.
In Canada, the law requires that
forward-facing child restraints have
a top tether, and that the tether be
attached.
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When using the lap-shoulder belt to
secure the child restraint in this
position, follow the instructions that
came with the child restraint and the
following instructions:
1. Move the seat as far back as it
will go before securing the
forward-facing child restraint.
Move the seat upward or the
seatback to an upright position,
if needed, to get a tight
installation of the child
restraint.
When the airbag off switch (if
equipped) has turned off the
front outboard passenger
frontal airbag, the off indicator
in the airbag off light should
light and stay lit when you start
the vehicle. See Airbag On-Off
Light 0 136.
Position the release button,
away from the child restraint
system, so that the safety belt
could be quickly unbuckled if
necessary.
Tilt the latch plate to adjust the
belt, if needed.
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.
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.
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4. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
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7. If the vehicle does not have a
rear seat and the child restraint
manufacturer recommends
using a top tether anchor,
attach the top tether to the top
tether anchor. Refer to the
instructions that came with the
child restraint and to Lower
Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 96.
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.
8. 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.
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.
If you turned the airbag off with the
switch (if equipped), turn on the
front outboard passenger airbag
when you remove the child restraint
from the vehicle unless the person
who will be sitting there is a member
of a passenger airbag risk group.
See Airbag On-Off Switch 0 80 for
more information, including
important safety information.
Heavy-Duty Crew Cab Only
This vehicle has airbags. A rear
seat is a safer place to secure a
forward-facing child restraint. See
Where to Put the Restraint 0 94.
Never put a rear-facing child seat in
the front. This is because the risk to
the rear-facing child is so great,
if the airbag deploys.
{ Warning
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured
or killed if the front outboard
passenger airbag inflates. This is
because the back of the
rear-facing child restraint would
be very close to the inflating
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airbag. Always secure a
rear-facing child restraint in a
rear seat.
If a child restraint uses a top tether,
see Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 96 for
top tether anchor locations.
Do not secure a child seat in a
position without a top tether anchor
if a national or local law requires
that the top tether be anchored, or if
the instructions that come with the
child restraint say that the top strap
must be anchored.
In Canada, the law requires that
forward-facing child restraints have
a top tether, and that the tether be
attached.
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When using the lap-shoulder belt to
secure the child restraint in this
position, follow the instructions that
came with the child restraint and the
following instructions:
1. Move the seat as far back as it
will go before securing the
forward-facing child restraint.
Move the seat upward or the
seatback to an upright position,
if needed, to get a tight
installation of the child
restraint.
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.
4. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
Position the release button,
away from the child restraint
system, so that the safety belt
could be quickly unbuckled if
necessary.
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7. If your child restraint has a top
tether, follow the child restraint
manufacturer's instructions
regarding the use of the top
tether. See Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children (LATCH
System) 0 96 for more
information on using the top
tether anchors.
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.
8. 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.
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.
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Storage
Storage Compartments
Storage Compartments . . . . . . . 115
Instrument Panel Storage . . . . . 115
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . 116
Center Console Storage . . . . . . 116
Floor Console Storage . . . . . . . . 117
Additional Storage Features
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Storage
Compartments
{ Warning
Do not store heavy or sharp
objects in storage compartments.
In a crash, these objects may
cause the cover to open and
could result in injury.
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To access, pull down on the handle.
Card Holder
If equipped, there is a card holder
on the front instrument panel to the
left of the steering wheel.
Glove Box
Instrument Panel Storage
If equipped, there is storage under
the climate control system.
To access the upper glove box,
unlock with the key and pull up on
the handle.
If equipped, there is a USB port in
the upper glove box.
To access the lower glove box, pull
down on the handle.
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Cupholders
Sunglasses Storage
Center Console Storage
Front
There may be cupholders on the
center front seat console armrest.
Rear
Bench Seat
If equipped, sunglasses storage is
on the overhead console. Press the
fixed button on the cover and
release to access.
If equipped, pull the rear seat
armrest down to access the
cupholders.
If equipped, pull the front center
seat armrest down to access the
storage area with cupholders.
Press the button and lift to open.
There is a removable divider.
If equipped, there are dual USB
ports, an accessory power outlet,
and an auxiliary jack inside.
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Additional Storage
Features
Cargo Tie-Downs
Bucket Seat
If equipped, press the latch and lift
to open. Depending on the options
there may be a tote compartment,
accessory power outlet, auxiliary
jack, and USB port(s) inside. There
are openings for power cords on the
edge of the storage area.
See Power Outlets 0 124, USB Port
(Base Radio) 0 199 or USB Port
(Base Radio with Touchscreen)
0 201, and Auxiliary Jack 0 207.
If equipped with the uplevel radio,
see the infotainment manual.
If equipped with front seat floor
console storage, unlock with the
ignition key, press the button, and
lift to open.
The vehicle may be equipped with
cargo tie-downs.
Any of the nine holes inside the
truck bed can be used for tie-downs.
The maximum load is 113 kg
(250 lb) per tie-down.
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Caution
The truck bed walls will collapse if
the tie-downs are overloaded.
3. Fasten the tie-down firmly by
hand only. Do not use tools.
To remove:
1. Remove the tie-down loop
completely by turning
counterclockwise while holding
the backing plate against the
truck bed wall.
2. Pull the backing plate away
from the truck bed wall until a
click is heard. This locks the
toggle into position on the
toggle guide.
3. Push the backing plate against
the truck bed wall. This allows
the toggle nut to spin.
To install:
1. Insert a tie-down loop
assembly until it is flush with
the truck bed wall.
2. Turn the tie-down loop
clockwise to tighten. The
tie-down will be hard to turn
until the toggle moves past the
installation point on the toggle
guide.
4. Remove the backing plate,
toggle guide, and toggle nut
from the truck bed wall
completely.
5. Reinstall the tie-down loop
through the backing plate into
the toggle nut for reuse.
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Instruments and
Controls
Controls
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . 120
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . 121
Heated Steering Wheel . . . . . . . 121
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . 122
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Wireless Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Pressure
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Coolant Temperature
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Voltmeter Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . .
127
128
131
131
131
131
131
132
133
134
Safety Belt Reminders . . . . . . . . 134
Airbag Readiness Light . . . . . . . 135
Airbag On-Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Charging System Light . . . . . . . 138
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light) . . . . . . . . 138
Brake System Warning
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Four-Wheel-Drive Light . . . . . . . 141
Tow/Haul Mode Light . . . . . . . . . 141
Hill Descent Control Light . . . . 141
Lane Departure Warning
(LDW) Light (2500/3500
Series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light
(1500 Series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Vehicle Ahead Indicator . . . . . . 142
Traction Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
StabiliTrak® OFF Light . . . . . . . . 143
Traction Control System (TCS)/
StabiliTrak® Light . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Tire Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . 144
Security Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . 144
Front Fog Lamp Light . . . . . . . . . 145
Lamps On Reminder . . . . . . . . . 145
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Cruise Control Light . . . . . . . . . . 145
Information Displays
Driver Information Center (DIC)
(Base Level) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Driver Information Center (DIC)
(Uplevel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Vehicle Messages
Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Battery Voltage and Charging
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Brake System Messages . . . . . 151
Compass Messages . . . . . . . . . . 151
Door Ajar Messages . . . . . . . . . . 151
Engine Cooling System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Engine Oil Messages . . . . . . . . . 152
Engine Power Messages . . . . . 153
Fuel System Messages . . . . . . . 153
Key and Lock Messages . . . . . 153
Lamp Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Object Detection System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Ride Control System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Airbag System Messages . . . . 155
Safety Belt Messages . . . . . . . . 155
Security Messages . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Steering System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
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Tire Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission Messages . . . . . .
Vehicle Reminder
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Speed Messages . . . . .
Washer Fluid Messages . . . . . .
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157
159
160
160
Controls
Tilt and Telescoping Steering
Wheel
Steering Wheel
Adjustment
Vehicle Personalization
Vehicle Personalization . . . . . . . 160
Universal Remote System
Universal Remote System . . . . 168
Universal Remote System
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Universal Remote System
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
To adjust the tilt and telescoping
steering wheel, if equipped:
To adjust the steering wheel:
1. Hold the steering wheel and
pull the lever.
2. Move the steering wheel up
or down.
3. Release the lever to lock the
wheel in place.
1. Push the lever (1) down to
move the steering wheel
forward or rearward. Lift the
lever up to lock the wheel in
place.
2. Pull the lever (2) toward you to
move the steering wheel up or
down, then release the lever to
lock the wheel in place.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
while driving.
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i : Press to reject an incoming
call or end a current call. Press to
mute or unmute the infotainment
system when not on a call.
o or p : Press to go to the
previous or next menu option.
w or x : Press to go to the next or
previous selection.
V : Press to select a highlighted
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1. Favorite: When on a radio
source, press to select the next
or previous favorite. When on a
media source, press to select
the next or previous track.
2. Volume: Press to increase or
decrease the volume.
Heated Steering Wheel
menu option.
If equipped, some audio controls
can be adjusted at the steering
wheel.
g : For vehicles
with OnStar® or a
®
Bluetooth system, press to interact
with those systems. See OnStar
Overview 0 486, Bluetooth (Voice
Recognition - Base Radio) 0 221 or
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls Base Radio) 0 217 or Bluetooth
(Overview) 0 216 or Bluetooth
(Infotainment Controls - Base Radio
with Touchscreen) 0 226,
or “Bluetooth (Overview)” in the
infotainment manual.
The favorite and volume switches
are on the back of the steering
wheel.
( : If equipped, press to turn it on or
off. A light next to the button
displays when the feature is
turned on.
The steering wheel takes about
three minutes to start heating.
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Horn
To sound the horn, press
steering wheel.
a on the
Windshield Wiper/Washer
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 0 384.
Heavy snow or ice can overload the
wiper motor. An internal circuit
breaker to the motor will stop the
motor until it cools down.
Wiper Parking
The windshield wiper control is on
the turn signal lever.
The windshield wipers are controlled
by turning the band with z on it.
1 : Fast wipes.
w : Slow wipes.
3 INT : Turn the band up for more
frequent wipes or down for less
frequent wipes.
OFF : Turns the windshield
wipers off.
8 : For a single wipe, turn to 8,
then release. For several wipes,
hold the band on 8 longer.
If the ignition is put in OFF while the
wipers are on w, 1, or 3 INT,
they will immediately stop.
If the windshield wiper lever is then
moved to OFF before the driver
door is opened or within 10 minutes,
the wipers will restart and move to
the base of the windshield.
If the ignition is put in OFF while the
wipers are performing wipes due to
windshield washing, the wipers
continue to run until they reach the
base of the windshield.
Windshield Washer
{ 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.
L m (Washer Fluid) : Push the
paddle marked with the windshield
washer symbol at the top of the turn
signal lever, to spray washer fluid
and activate the wipers. The wipers
will continue until the paddle is
released or the maximum wash time
is reached. When the paddle is
released, additional wipes may
occur depending on how long the
windshield washer had been
activated. See Washer Fluid 0 375
for information on filling the
windshield washer fluid reservoir.
Compass
The vehicle may have a compass
display on the Driver Information
Center (DIC). The compass receives
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its heading and other information
from the Global Positioning
System (GPS) antenna,
StabiliTrak®, and vehicle speed
information.
The compass system is designed to
operate for a certain number of
miles or degrees of turn before
needing a signal from the GPS
satellites. When the compass
display shows CAL, drive the
vehicle for a short distance in an
open area where it can receive a
GPS signal. The compass system
will automatically determine when a
GPS signal is restored and provide
a heading again. See Compass
Messages 0 151 for the messages
that may be displayed for the
compass.
Clock
Setting the Time and Date with
Faceplate Controls
To set the time or date:
1. Select SETTINGS from the
Home Page, then select Time
and Date.
2. Select the desired function.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
increase or decrease the value.
4. Press the MENU knob to go to
the next value. After the last
value is selected, the system
will update and return to the
Settings menu. Press o BACK
to go to the last menu and
save the changes.
Auto Set requires an OnStar
subscription.
If auto timing is set, the time
displayed on the clock may not
update immediately when driving
into a new time zone.
To set the clock display:
1. Select SETTINGS from the
Home Page, then select Time
and Date.
2. Select Clock Display.
3. Turn the MENU knob to Off
or On.
4. Press the MENU knob to
select.
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Press o BACK to go to the last
menu and save the changes.
Setting the Time and Date with
Touchscreen Controls
To set the time:
1. Touch the SETTINGS screen
button from the Home Page,
then touch Time and Date.
2. Touch Set Time and touch «
or ª to increase or decrease
hours, minutes, and AM or PM.
Touch 12–24 Hr for 12 or
24 hour clock.
3. Touch the } or 0 screen
button to go back to the
previous menu.
Auto Set requires an OnStar
subscription.
If auto timing is set, the time
displayed on the clock may not
update immediately when driving
into a new time zone.
To set the date:
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1. Touch the SETTINGS screen
button from the Home Page,
then touch Time and Date.
2. Touch Set Date and touch «
or ª to increase or decrease
month, day, or year.
3. Touch the } or 0 screen
button to go back to the
previous menu.
To set the clock display:
1. Touch the SETTINGS screen
button and touch Time
and Date.
2. Touch Clock Display and touch
OFF or ON to turn the clock
display off or on.
3. Touch the } or 0 screen
button to go back to the
previous menu.
Power Outlets
Power Outlets 12 Volt Direct
Current
Accessory power outlets can be
used to plug in electrical equipment,
such as a cell phone, MP3
player, etc.
The vehicle may have up to four
accessory power outlets.
Vehicles with a Center Console
. One or two in front of the
cupholders on the center
console.
. One inside the center console.
.
The power outlets on the center
stack and in front of the cupholders
are powered at all times. The power
outlets inside the storage area and
on the rear of the console are
powered when the ignition is in ON/
RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY,
or when RAP is active.
{ 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.
One on the rear of the center
console.
Vehicles with Bench Seats
. One on the center stack below
the climate control system.
. One or two in the storage area
on the bench seat.
Lift the cover to access and replace
when not in use.
Caution
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
15 amp rating.
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Certain power accessory plugs may
not be compatible with the
accessory power outlet and could
overload vehicle or adapter fuses.
If a problem is experienced, see
your dealer.
Power Outlet 110/120 Volt
Alternating Current
When adding electrical equipment,
be sure to follow the proper
installation instructions included with
the equipment. See Add-On
Electrical Equipment 0 345.
An indicator light on the outlet turns
on to show it is in use. The light
comes on when the ignition is in
ON/RUN, equipment requiring less
than 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.
Caution
Hanging heavy equipment from
the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by the
vehicle warranty. The power
outlets are designed for
accessory power plugs only, such
as cell phone charge cords.
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Base Shown, Uplevel Similar
If equipped with this power outlet, it
can be used to plug in electrical
equipment that uses a maximum
limit of 150 watts.
For vehicles with a center console,
the 110/120 volt power outlet is in
front of the cupholders in the center
console.
For vehicles with bench seats, the
110/120 volt power outlet is on the
center stack.
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) 0 271.
The power outlet is not designed for
the following, and may not work
properly if they are plugged in:
. Equipment with high initial peak
wattage, such as
compressor-driven refrigerators
and electric power tools.
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Other equipment requiring an
extremely stable power supply,
such as
microcomputer-controlled
electric blankets and touch
sensor lamps.
Medical equipment.
Wireless Charging
The vehicle may have wireless
charging on top of the center
console. See Center Console
Storage 0 116. The system
wirelessly charges one PMA or Qi
compatible mobile device.
To check for phone or other device
compatibility:
. In the U.S., see
my.chevrolet.com/learn.
. In Canada, see
gmtotalconnect.ca.
. Or, see your dealer for details.
{ Warning
Wireless charging can affect the
operation of an implanted
pacemaker or other medical
devices. If you have one, it is
recommended to consult with
your doctor before using the
wireless charging system.
The vehicle must be in ON/RUN,
ACC/ACCESSORY, or Retained
Accessory Power (RAP). The
wireless charging feature may not
correctly indicate charging when the
vehicle is in RAP. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 271.
The operating temperature is −20 °C
(−4 °F) to 60 °C (140 °F) for the
charging system and 0 °C (32 °F) to
35 °C (95 °F) for the phone.
{ Warning
Remove all metal objects from the
charging pad before charging
your mobile device. Metal objects,
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Warning (Continued)
such as coins, keys, rings,
or paper clips, between the phone
and charging pad will become
very hot. On the rare occasion
that the charging system does not
detect a metal object, and the
object gets wedged between the
phone and charger, remove the
phone and allow the metallic
object to cool before removing it
from the charging pad, to prevent
burns.
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To charge a mobile device:
1. Remove all objects from the
charging pad. The system may
not charge if there are any
objects on the charging pad.
2. Place the mobile device face
up on the @ symbol on the
charging pad.
3. The } will display on the V
on the infotainment screen.
This indicates that the mobile
device is properly positioned
and charging. If a phone is
placed on the charging pad
and } does not display,
remove the phone from the
pad, turn 180 degrees and wait
three seconds before placing/
aligning the phone on the pad
again.
Warning Lights,
Gauges, and
Indicators
Warning lights and gauges can
signal that something is wrong
before it becomes serious enough
to cause an expensive repair or
replacement. Paying attention to the
warning lights and gauges could
prevent injury.
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Some warning lights come on briefly
when the engine is started to
indicate they are working. When
one of the warning lights comes on
and stays on while driving, or when
one of the gauges shows there may
be a problem, check the section that
explains what to do. Waiting to do
repairs can be costly and even
dangerous.
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Instrument Cluster
Base Cluster (English Shown, Metric Similar)
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Cluster Menu (Uplevel Cluster)
There is an interactive display area
in the center of the instrument
cluster.
viewed. See “Driver Information
Center (DIC) (Uplevel)” in the
Index.
phone source. If there is an active
call, mute the phone or switch to
handset operation.
.
Audio
Navigation
.
Phone
.
Navigation
.
Settings
Press V to select the Navigation
app, then press p to enter the
Navigation menu. If there is no
active route, you can resume the
last route and turn the voice
prompts on/off. If there is an active
route, you can cancel the route.
Audio
Use the right steering wheel control
to open and scroll through the
different items and displays.
Press o to access the cluster
applications. Use w or x to scroll
through the list of available
applications. Not all applications will
be available on all vehicles.
. Info App. This is where the
selected Driver Information
Center (DIC) displays can be
Press V to select the Audio app,
then press p to enter the Audio
menu. In the Audio menu browse for
music, select from the favorites,
or change the audio source. In the
main view, use w or x to change
the station or go to the next or
previous track.
Phone
Press V to select the Phone app,
then press p to enter the Phone
menu. In the Phone menu, if there is
no active phone call, view recent
calls, scroll through contacts, select
from the favorites, or change the
Settings
Press V to select the Settings app.
Use w or x to scroll through items
in the Settings menu.
Units : Press p while Units is
displayed to enter the Units menu.
Choose English or metric units by
pressing V while the desired item is
highlighted. A checkmark will be
displayed next to the selected item.
Info Pages : Press p while Info
Pages is displayed to enter the Info
Pages menu and select the items to
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be displayed in the Info app. See
“Driver Information Center (DIC)
(Uplevel)” in the Index.
Speed Warning : The Speed
Warning display allows the driver to
set a speed that they do not want to
exceed. To set the Speed Warning,
press p when Speed Warning is
displayed, or press V on the main
view to set the speed value. Press
w or x to adjust the value. Press
V to set the speed. Once the speed
is set, this feature can be turned off
by pressing V while viewing this
page. If the selected speed limit is
exceeded, a pop-up warning is
displayed with a chime.
Software Information : Press p
while Software Information is
highlighted to display open source
software information.
Odometer
Fuel Gauge
The odometer shows how far the
vehicle has been driven, in either
kilometers or miles.
Trip Odometer
The trip odometer shows how far
the vehicle has been driven since
the trip odometer was last reset.
The trip odometer is accessed and
reset through the Driver Information
Center (DIC). See Driver
Information Center (DIC) (Base
Level) 0 145 or Driver Information
Center (DIC) (Uplevel) 0 147.
Metric
Tachometer
The tachometer displays the engine
speed in revolutions per
minute (rpm).
Speedometer
The speedometer shows the
vehicle's speed in either kilometers
per hour (km/h) or miles per
hour (mph).
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When the ignition is on, the fuel
gauge indicates about how much
fuel is left in the tank.
There is an arrow near the fuel
gauge pointing to the side of the
vehicle the fuel door is on.
When the indicator nears empty, the
low fuel light comes on. There still is
a little fuel left, but the vehicle
should be refueled soon.
Here are four things that some
owners ask about. None of these
show a problem with the fuel gauge:
. At the service station, the fuel
pump shuts off before the gauge
reads full.
. It takes a little more or less fuel
to fill up than the gauge
indicated. For example, the
gauge may have indicated the
tank was half full, but it actually
took a little more or less than
half the tank's capacity to fill
the tank.
. The gauge moves a little while
turning a corner or speeding up.
.
The gauge takes a few seconds
to stabilize after the ignition is
turned on, and goes back to
empty when the ignition is
turned off.
Engine Oil Pressure
Gauge
English
The engine oil pressure gauge
shows the engine oil pressure
in kPa (kilopascals) or psi (pounds
per square inch) when the engine is
running.
Metric
Oil pressure can vary with engine
speed, outside temperature, coolant
temperature, and oil viscosity.
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A reading outside the normal
operating range can be caused by a
dangerously low oil level or some
other problem causing low oil
pressure. Check the vehicle's oil as
soon as possible. See “OIL
PRESSURE LOW STOP ENGINE”
under Engine Oil Messages 0 152
and Engine Oil 0 359.
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If the vehicle has a diesel engine,
see the Duramax diesel
supplement.
Engine Coolant
Temperature Gauge
Caution
Lack of proper engine oil
maintenance can damage the
engine. Driving with the engine oil
low can also damage the engine.
The repairs would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. Check
the oil level as soon as possible.
Add oil if required, but if the oil
level is within the operating range
and the oil pressure is still low,
have the vehicle serviced. Always
follow the maintenance schedule
for changing engine oil.
English
This gauge measures the
temperature of the vehicle's engine
coolant.
Metric
While driving under normal
operating conditions, if the needle
moves into the red warning area,
the engine is too hot. Pull off the
road, stop the vehicle, and turn off
the engine as soon as possible.
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Voltmeter Gauge
When the ignition is on, this gauge
indicates the battery voltage.
When the engine is running, this
gauge shows the condition of the
charging system. The gauge can
transition from a higher to lower or a
lower to higher reading. This is
normal. If the vehicle is operating
outside the normal operating range,
the charging system light comes on.
See Charging System Light 0 138
for more information. The voltmeter
gauge may also read lower when in
fuel economy mode. This is normal.
Readings outside the normal
operating range can also occur
when a large number of electrical
accessories are operating in the
vehicle and the engine is left idling
for an extended period. This
condition is normal since the
charging system is not able to
provide full power at engine idle. As
engine speeds are increased, this
condition should correct itself as
higher engine speeds allow the
charging system to create maximum
power.
Safety Belt Reminders
The vehicle can only be driven for a
short time with the readings outside
the normal operating range. If the
vehicle must be driven, turn off all
accessories, such as the radio and
air conditioner.
When the vehicle is started, this
light flashes and a chime may come
on to remind the driver to fasten
their safety belt. Then the light stays
on solid until the belt is buckled.
This cycle may continue several
times if the driver remains or
becomes unbuckled while the
vehicle is moving.
Readings outside the normal
operating range indicate a possible
problem in the electrical system.
Have the vehicle serviced as soon
as possible.
Driver Safety Belt Reminder
Light
There is a driver safety belt
reminder light on the instrument
cluster.
If the driver safety belt is buckled,
neither the light nor the chime
comes on.
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Passenger Safety Belt
Reminder Light
There may be a passenger safety
belt reminder light near the
passenger airbag status indicator.
See Passenger Sensing
System 0 82.
The front passenger safety belt
reminder light and chime may turn
on if an object is put on the seat
such as a briefcase, handbag,
grocery bag, laptop, or other
electronic device. To turn off the
reminder light and/or chime, remove
the object from the seat or buckle
the safety belt.
Airbag Readiness Light
For vehicles equipped with the
passenger safety belt reminder 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.
If the passenger safety belt is
buckled, neither the chime nor the
light comes on.
This light shows if there is an
electrical problem with the airbag
system. The system check includes
the airbag sensor(s), passenger
sensing system (if equipped), the
pretensioners, the airbag modules,
the wiring, and the crash sensing
and diagnostic module. For more
information on the airbag system,
see Airbag System 0 74.
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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 0 155.
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Airbag On-Off Light
If the vehicle has an airbag on-off
switch, it also has a passenger
airbag status indicator located in the
overhead console.
United States
the on or off symbol, will light to let
you know the status of the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag.
When the front outboard passenger
frontal airbag is manually turned off
using the airbag on-off switch on the
instrument panel endcap, the OFF
indicator light or the off symbol will
come on and stay on as a reminder
that the airbag has been turned off.
This light will go off when the airbag
has been turned on. See Airbag
On-Off Switch 0 80 for more
information, including important
safety information.
{ Warning
If the front outboard passenger
frontal airbag is turned off for a
person who is not in a risk group
identified by the national
government, that person will not
have the extra protection of an
airbag. In a crash, the airbag will
not be able to inflate and help
protect the person sitting there.
Do not turn off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag unless
the person sitting there is in a risk
group identified by the national
government. See Airbag On-Off
Switch 0 80 for more information,
including important safety
information.
Canada and Mexico
When the vehicle is started, the
passenger airbag status indicator
will light ON and OFF, or the symbol
for on and off, will light for several
seconds as a system check. Then,
after several more seconds, the
status indicator ON or OFF, or either
{ Warning
If the airbag readiness light ever
comes on and stays on, it means
that something may be wrong
with the airbag system. For
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example, the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag could
inflate even though the airbag
on-off switch is turned off.
To help avoid injury to yourself or
others, have the vehicle serviced
right away. See Airbag Readiness
Light 0 135 for more information,
including important safety
information.
If the word ON or the on symbol is
lit, it means that the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag is enabled
(may inflate). See Airbag On-Off
Switch 0 80 for more information,
including important safety
information.
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 airbag
on-off switch. See your dealer for
service.
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator
If the vehicle has the passenger
sensing system, the overhead
console will have a passenger
airbag status indicator. See
Passenger Sensing System 0 82 for
important safety information.
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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.
If the word OFF or the off symbol is
lit on the airbag status indicator, it
means that the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag.
United States
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.
Canada and Mexico
{ Warning
When the vehicle is started, the
passenger airbag status indicator
will light ON and OFF, or the symbol
for on and off, for several seconds
as a system check. Then, after
If the airbag readiness light ever
comes on and stays on, it means
that something may be wrong
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with the airbag system. To help
avoid injury to yourself or others,
have the vehicle serviced right
away. See Airbag Readiness
Light 0 135 for more information,
including important safety
information.
Charging System Light
system. Have it checked by your
dealer. Driving while this light is on
could drain the battery.
When this light comes on, or is
flashing, the Driver Information
Center (DIC) also displays a
message.
See Battery Voltage and Charging
Messages 0 150.
If a short distance must be driven
with the light on, be sure to turn off
all accessories, such as the radio
and air conditioner.
Malfunction Indicator
Lamp (Check Engine
Light)
The charging system light comes on
briefly when the ignition is turned
on, but the engine is not running, as
a check to show the light is working.
It should go out when the engine is
started.
If the light stays on, or comes on
while driving, there may be a
problem with the electrical charging
This light is part of the vehicle’s
emission control on-board
diagnostic system. If this light is on
while the engine is running, a
malfunction has been detected and
the vehicle may require service. The
light should come on to show that it
is working when the ignition is in
ON/RUN and the engine is not
running. See Ignition
Positions 0 268.
Malfunctions are often indicated by
the system before any problem is
noticeable. Being aware of the light
and seeking service promptly when
it comes on may prevent damage.
Caution
If the vehicle is driven continually
with this light on, the emission
control system may not work as
well, the fuel economy may be
lower, and the vehicle may not
run smoothly. This could lead to
costly repairs that might not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
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Caution
Modifications to the engine,
transmission, exhaust, intake,
or fuel system, or the use of
replacement tires that do not
meet the original tire
specifications, can cause this light
to come on. This could lead to
costly repairs not covered by the
vehicle warranty. This could also
affect the vehicle’s ability to pass
an Emissions Inspection/
Maintenance test. See
Accessories and
Modifications 0 352.
If the light is flashing : A
malfunction has been detected that
could damage the emission control
system and increase vehicle
emissions. Diagnosis and service
may be required.
To help prevent damage, reduce
vehicle speed and avoid hard
accelerations and uphill grades.
If towing a trailer, reduce the
amount of cargo being hauled as
soon as possible.
If the light continues to flash, find a
safe place to park. Turn the vehicle
off and wait at least 10 seconds
before restarting the engine. If the
light is still flashing, follow the
previous guidelines and see your
dealer for service as soon as
possible.
If the light is on steady : A
malfunction has been detected.
Diagnosis and service may be
required.
Check the following:
. If fuel has been added to the
vehicle using the capless funnel
adapter, make sure that it has
been removed. See “Filling the
Tank with a Portable Gas Can”
under Filling the Tank 0 313.
The diagnostic system can
detect if the adapter has been
left installed in the vehicle,
allowing fuel to evaporate into
the atmosphere. A few driving
trips with the adapter removed
may turn off the light.
.
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Poor fuel quality can cause
inefficient engine operation and
poor driveability, which may go
away once the engine is warmed
up. If this occurs, change the
fuel brand. It may require at
least one full tank of the proper
fuel to turn the light off. See
Fuel 0 311.
If the light remains on, see your
dealer.
Emissions Inspection and
Maintenance Programs
If the vehicle requires an Emissions
Inspection/Maintenance test, the
test equipment will likely connect to
the vehicle's Data Link
Connector (DLC).
The DLC is under the instrument
panel to the left of the steering
wheel. Connecting devices that are
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not used to perform an Emissions
Inspection/Maintenance test or to
service the vehicle may affect
vehicle operation. See Add-On
Electrical Equipment 0 345. See
your dealer if assistance is needed.
The vehicle may not pass
inspection if:
. The light is on when the engine
is running.
. The light does not come on
when the ignition is in ON/RUN
while the engine is off.
. Critical emission control systems
have not been completely
diagnosed. If this happens, the
vehicle would not be ready for
inspection and might require
several days of routine driving
before the system is ready for
inspection. This can happen if
the 12-volt battery has recently
been replaced or run down, or if
the vehicle has been recently
serviced.
See your dealer if the vehicle will
not pass or cannot be made ready
for the test.
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.
Metric
English
This light should come on briefly
when the engine is started. If it does
not come on then, have it fixed so it
will be ready to warn you if there is
a problem.
When the ignition is on, the brake
system warning light also comes on
when the parking brake is set. The
light stays on if the parking brake
does not fully release. If it stays on
after the parking brake is fully
released, it means the vehicle has a
brake problem.
If the light comes on while driving,
pull off the road and stop carefully.
The pedal might be harder to push,
or the pedal can 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 0 436.
{ 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.
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Antilock Brake System
(ABS) Warning Light
If both the ABS and the brake
system warning light are on, the
vehicle's antilock brakes are not
functioning and there is a problem
with the regular brakes. See your
dealer for service.
See Brake System Warning Light
0 140 and Brake System
Messages 0 151.
This light comes on briefly when the
engine is started.
Four-Wheel-Drive Light
If the light does not come on, have it
fixed so it will be ready to warn if
there is a problem.
If the light comes on while driving,
stop as soon as it is safely possible
and turn off the vehicle. Then start
the engine again to reset the
system. If the ABS light stays on,
or comes on again while driving, the
vehicle needs service. A chime may
also sound when the light comes on
steady.
If the ABS light is the only light on,
the vehicle has regular brakes, but
the antilock brakes are not
functioning.
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Tow/Haul Mode Light
For vehicles with the Tow/Haul
Mode feature, this light comes on
when the Tow/Haul Mode has been
activated.
See Tow/Haul Mode 0 282.
Hill Descent Control Light
The four-wheel-drive light comes on
when a vehicle with a manual
transfer case is shifted into
four-wheel drive and the front axle
engages.
Some delay between the shifting
and the light coming on is normal.
See Four-Wheel Drive 0 284 for
more information.
If equipped, the Hill Descent Control
light comes on when the system is
ready for use. When the light
flashes, the system is active.
See Hill Descent Control
(HDC) 0 297.
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Lane Departure Warning
(LDW) Light (2500/3500
Series)
If equipped, this light comes on
briefly while starting the vehicle. If it
does not come on, have the vehicle
serviced.
This light is green if LDW is on and
ready to operate.
This light changes to amber and
flashes to indicate that the lane
marking has been crossed without
using a turn signal in that direction.
See Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
(2500/3500 Series) 0 307.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Light (1500 Series)
If available, this light comes on
briefly while starting the vehicle.
If it does not come on, have the
vehicle serviced.
This light is green if LKA is available
to assist.
LKA may assist by gently turning
the steering wheel if the vehicle
approaches a detected lane marking
without using the turn signal in that
direction. The LKA light will turn
amber.
This light is amber and flashes as a
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
alert, to indicate that the lane
marking has been crossed.
See Lane Keep Assist (LKA) (1500
Series) 0 309.
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
If equipped, this indicator will
display green when a vehicle is
detected ahead and amber when
you are following a vehicle ahead
much too closely.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 304.
Traction Off Light
This light comes on briefly while
starting the engine. If it does not,
have the vehicle serviced by your
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dealer. If the system is working
normally, the indicator light then
turns off.
The traction off light comes on when
the Traction Control System (TCS)
has been turned off by pressing and
releasing the TCS/StabiliTrak
button.
This light and the StabiliTrak OFF
light come on when StabiliTrak is
turned off.
If the TCS is off, wheel spin is not
limited. Adjust driving accordingly.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 295.
This light comes on when the
StabiliTrak system is turned off.
If StabiliTrak is off, the Traction
Control System (TCS) is also off.
If StabiliTrak and TCS are off, the
system does not assist in controlling
the vehicle. Turn on the TCS and
the StabiliTrak systems, and the
warning light turns off.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 295.
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If the light is on and not flashing, the
TCS and potentially the StabiliTrak
system have been disabled.
A Driver Information Center (DIC)
message may display. Check the
DIC messages to determine which
feature(s) is no longer functioning
and whether the vehicle requires
service. See Ride Control System
Messages 0 154.
If the light is on and flashing, the
TCS and/or the StabiliTrak system
is actively working.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 295.
Tire Pressure Light
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
This light comes on briefly when the
engine is started.
This light comes on briefly while
starting the engine. If it does not,
have the vehicle serviced by your
dealer.
If the light does not come on, have
the vehicle serviced by your dealer.
If the system is working normally,
the indicator light turns off.
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.
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When the Light Is On Steady
Low Fuel Warning Light
This indicates that one or more of
the tires are significantly
underinflated.
A Driver Information Center (DIC)
tire pressure message may also
display. See Tire Messages 0 157.
Stop as soon as possible, and
inflate the tires to the pressure value
shown on the Tire and Loading
Information label. See Tire
Pressure 0 405.
When the Light Flashes First and
Then Is On Steady
If the light flashes for about a minute
and then stays on, there may be a
problem with the TPMS. If the
problem is not corrected, the light
will come on at every ignition cycle.
See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 408.
serviced by your dealer. If the
system is working normally, the
indicator light turns off.
If the light stays on and the engine
does not start, there could be a
problem with the theft-deterrent
system. See Immobilizer
Operation 0 45.
This light is near the fuel gauge and
comes on briefly when the ignition is
turned on as a check to show it is
working.
High-Beam On Light
It also comes on when the fuel tank
is low on fuel. The light turns off
when fuel is added. If it does not,
have the vehicle serviced.
Security Light
This light comes on when the
high-beam headlamps are in use.
See Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer 0 173.
The security light should come on
briefly as the engine is started. If it
does not come on, have the vehicle
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Lamps On Reminder
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Information Displays
Driver Information Center
(DIC) (Base Level)
This light comes on when the
IntelliBeam system, if equipped, is
enabled.
See Exterior Lamp Controls 0 171.
This light comes on when the
exterior lamps are in use. See
Exterior Lamp Controls 0 171.
Cruise Control Light
Front Fog Lamp Light
For vehicles with fog lamps, this
light comes on when the fog lamps
are on.
The light goes out when the fog
lamps are turned off. See Fog
Lamps 0 176 for more information.
The DIC displays are shown in the
center of the instrument cluster. The
displays show the status of many
vehicle systems. The trip odometer
reset stem in the instrument cluster
is used to access the DIC menu
items.
DIC Menu Items
Turn the trip odometer reset stem to
scroll through the following menu
items:
. Digital Speedometer
For vehicles with cruise control, the
cruise control light is white when the
cruise control is on and ready, and
turns green when the cruise control
is set and active.
The light turns off when the cruise
control is turned off. See Cruise
Control 0 298.
.
Trip
.
Fuel Range
.
Average Fuel Economy
.
Tire Pressure
.
Remaining Oil Life
.
Transmission Fluid Temperature
.
Trailer Brake
.
Hourmeter
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Digital Speedometer
The speedometer shows how fast
the vehicle is moving in either
kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles
per hour (mph). The speedometer
cannot be reset.
Trip
Turn the trip odometer reset stem
until TRIP displays. The current
distance traveled, in either
kilometers (km) or miles (mi), since
the last reset for the trip odometer is
shown. The trip odometer can be
reset to zero by pressing and
holding the trip odometer reset stem
while the trip odometer is displayed.
Fuel Range
This display shows the approximate
distance the vehicle can be driven
without refueling. 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. Fuel range cannot be reset.
Average Fuel Economy
Remaining Oil Life
The Average Fuel Economy display
shows the approximate average
liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km)
or miles per gallon (mpg). This
number reflects only the
approximate average fuel economy
that the vehicle has right now, and
will change as driving conditions
change. This number is based on
the number of L/100 km (mpg)
recorded since the last time this
menu item was reset. Reset this
display by pressing the trip
odometer reset stem.
Turn the trip odometer reset stem
until REMAINING OIL LIFE
displays. An estimate of the oil's
remaining useful life is shown.
REMAINING OIL LIFE 99% means
99% of the current oil life remains.
Tire Pressure
Turn the trip odometer reset stem
until a vehicle with the approximate
pressures of all four tires displays.
Tire pressure is displayed in either
kilopascal (kPa) or in pounds per
square inch (psi).
See Tire Pressure Monitor System
0 407 and Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 408.
When the remaining oil life is low,
the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message will appear on the display.
See Engine Oil Messages 0 152.
The oil should be changed as soon
as possible. See Engine Oil 0 359.
In addition to the engine oil life
system monitoring the oil life,
additional maintenance is
recommended in the Maintenance
Schedule. See Maintenance
Schedule 0 452.
The Oil Life display must be reset
after each oil change. It will not
reset itself. Do not reset the Oil Life
display 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 0 362.
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Transmission Fluid Temperature
Unit
The temperature of the automatic
transmission fluid displays in either
degrees Celsius (°C) or degrees
Fahrenheit (°F).
This will change the displays on the
instrument cluster and DIC to either
metric or English (US)
measurements. To change the units,
press the trip odometer reset stem
when UNITS is displayed to enter
the Unit menu. Turn the trip
odometer reset stem to switch
between English and metric. Press
the trip odometer reset stem when
the desired setting is displayed.
Trailer Brake
On vehicles with the Integrated
Trailer Brake Control (ITBC) system,
turn the trip odometer reset stem
until TRAILER GAIN and TRAILER
OUTPUT displays.
TRAILER GAIN shows the Trailer
Gain setting. This setting can be
adjusted from 0.0 to 10.0 with either
a trailer connected or disconnected.
TRAILER OUTPUT shows the
power output to the trailer anytime a
trailer with electric brakes is
connected. Output is displayed as a
bar graph. Dashes may appear in
the TRAILER OUTPUT display if a
trailer is not connected.
Hourmeter
This display shows the total number
of hours the engine has run.
Compass
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The vehicle may have a compass in
the Driver Information Center (DIC).
See Compass 0 122.
w or x : Press to move up or
down in a list. In the main view, you
can press up and down to move
between different info app pages.
Driver Information Center
(DIC) (Uplevel)
o or p : Press to move between
the interactive display zones in the
cluster.
The DIC displays are shown in the
center of the instrument cluster in
the Info app. See Instrument Cluster
0 128. The displays show the status
of many vehicle systems. The
controls for the DIC are on the right
steering wheel control.
V : Press to open a menu or select
a menu item. Press and hold to
reset values on certain screens.
DIC Info Page Options
The info pages on the DIC can be
turned on or off through the
Settings menu.
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1. Press o to access the cluster
applications.
2. Press w or x to scroll to the
Settings application.
3. Press V to enter the
Settings menu.
4. Scroll to Info Pages and
press p.
5. Press w or x to move
through the list of possible
information displays.
6. Press V while an item is
highlighted to select or
deselect that item. When an
item is selected, a checkmark
will appear next to it.
DIC Info Pages
The following is the list of all
possible DIC info page displays.
Some may not be available for your
particular vehicle. Some items may
not be turned on by default but can
be turned on through the Settings
app. See “DIC Info Page Options”
earlier in this section.
Speed : Shows the vehicle speed in
either kilometers per hour (km/h) or
miles per hour (mph).
Trip A or Trip B : Shows the
current distance traveled, in either
kilometers (km) or miles (mi), since
the trip odometer was last reset.
This also shows the approximate
average liters per 100 kilometers
(L/100 km) or miles per
gallon (mpg). This number is
calculated based on the number of
L/100 km (mpg) recorded since the
last time this menu item was reset.
This number reflects only the
approximate average fuel economy
that the vehicle has right now, and
will change as driving conditions
change.
Press and hold V while this display
is active to reset the trip odometer
and the average fuel economy. Trip
A and Trip B can also be reset by
pressing p and choosing reset.
Fuel Range : Shows the
approximate distance the vehicle
can be driven without refueling.
LOW will be displayed when the
vehicle is low on fuel. The fuel
range estimate is based on an
average of the vehicle's fuel
economy over recent driving history
and the amount of fuel remaining in
the fuel tank.
Oil Life : Shows an estimate of the
oil's remaining useful life.
If REMAINING OIL LIFE 99% is
displayed, that means 99% of the
current oil life remains.
When the remaining oil life is low,
the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message will appear on the display.
See Engine Oil Messages 0 152.
The oil should be changed as soon
as possible. See Engine Oil 0 359.
In addition to the engine oil life
system monitoring the oil life,
additional maintenance is
recommended in the Maintenance
Schedule. See Maintenance
Schedule 0 452.
The Oil Life display must be reset
after each oil change. It will not
reset itself. Do not reset the Oil Life
display at any time other than when
the oil has just been changed.
It cannot be reset accurately until
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the next oil change. To reset the
engine oil life system, press and
hold V for several seconds while
the Oil Life display is active. See
Engine Oil Life System 0 362.
Tire Pressure : Shows the
approximate pressures of all four
tires. Tire pressure is displayed in
either kilopascal (kPa) or in pounds
per square inch (psi). If the pressure
is low, the value for that tire is
shown in amber. See Tire Pressure
Monitor System 0 407 and Tire
Pressure Monitor Operation 0 408.
Fuel Economy : The center
displays the approximate
instantaneous fuel economy as a
number and bar graph. Displayed
above the bar graph is a running
average of fuel economy for the
most recently traveled selected
distance. Displayed below the bar
graph is the best average fuel
economy that has been achieved for
the selected distance. The selected
distance is displayed at the top of
the page as “last xxx mi/km.” Next
to the odometer, the Active Fuel
Management displays the number of
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cylinders the vehicle is running
on. See Active Fuel
Management® 0 275.
the timer to zero, press and hold V
while this display is active, or press
p and select reset.
Press p to select the distance or
reset best value. Use w and x to
choose the distance and press V.
Press w and x to select “Reset
Best Score.” Press V to reset the
best average fuel economy. After
reset, the momentary average fuel
economy will display.
Speed Limit (If Equipped) : Shows
sign information, which comes from
a roadway database in the onboard
navigation.
The display provides information on
how current driving behavior affects
the running average and how well
recent driving compares to the best
that has been achieved for the
selected distance.
Timer : This display can be used as
a timer. To start the timer, press V
while this display is active. The
display will show the amount of time
that has passed since the timer was
last reset. To stop the timer, press V
briefly while this display is active
and the timer is running. To reset
Engine Hours : Shows the total
number of hours the engine has run.
Transmission Fluid
Temperature : Shows the
temperature of the automatic
transmission fluid in either degrees
Celsius (°C) or degrees
Fahrenheit (°F).
Trailer Brake (If Equipped) : On
vehicles with the Integrated Trailer
Brake Control (ITBC) system, the
trailer brake display appears in
the DIC.
TRAILER GAIN shows the trailer
gain setting. This setting can be
adjusted from 0.0 to 10.0 with either
a trailer connected or disconnected.
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OUTPUT shows the power output to
the trailer anytime a trailer with
electric brakes is connected. Output
is displayed as a bar graph. Dashes
may appear in the OUTPUT display
if a trailer is not connected.
Off Road : Displays vehicle pitch
and roll information, road wheel
angle, and four-wheel drive (4WD)
status.
Blank Page : Shows no
information.
Vehicle Messages
Messages displayed on the DIC
indicate the status of the vehicle or
some action that may be needed to
correct a condition. Multiple
messages may appear one after
another.
The messages that do not require
immediate action can be
acknowledged and cleared by
pressing V or the trip odometer
reset stem on the base cluster.
The messages that require
immediate action cannot be cleared
until that action is performed.
All messages should be taken
seriously and clearing the message
does not correct the problem.
The following are the possible
messages and some information
about them.
If the vehicle has a diesel engine,
see the Duramax diesel
supplement.
Battery Voltage and
Charging Messages
BATTERY LOW START
VEHICLE
When the vehicle’s battery is
severely discharged, this message
will display and four chimes will
sound. Start the vehicle
immediately. If the vehicle is not
started and the battery continues to
discharge, the climate controls,
heated seats, and audio systems
will shut off and the vehicle may
require a jump start. These systems
will function again after the vehicle
is started.
BATTERY SAVER ACTIVE
This message displays when the
battery voltage drops below
expected levels and features are
disabled. Turn off all unnecessary
accessory features.
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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 0 138. 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.
TRANSPORT MODE ON
This message is displayed when the
vehicle is in transport mode. Some
features can be disabled while in
this mode, including Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE), remote start,
and the vehicle alarm system. Take
the vehicle to your dealer for service
to turn transport mode off.
Brake System Messages
BRAKE FLUID LOW
This message is displayed when the
brake fluid level is low. See Brake
Fluid 0 377.
SERVICE BRAKE ASSIST
This message may be displayed
when there is a problem with the
brake boost assist system. When
this message is displayed, the brake
boost assist motor might be heard
operating and you might notice
pulsation in the brake pedal. This is
normal under these conditions. Take
the vehicle to your dealer for
service.
SERVICE TRAILER BRAKE
SYSTEM
On vehicles with the Integrated
Trailer Brake Control (ITBC) system,
this message displays and a chime
may sound when there is a problem
with the ITBC system.
When this message displays, power
is no longer available to the trailer
brakes.
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As soon as it is safe to do so,
carefully pull your vehicle over to
the side of the road and turn the
ignition off. Check the wiring
connection to the trailer and turn the
ignition back on. If this message still
displays, either your vehicle or the
trailer needs service. See your
dealer.
See “Integrated Trailer Brake
Control System” under Towing
Equipment 0 335 for more
information.
Compass Messages
Dashes may be displayed if the
vehicle temporarily loses
communication with the Global
Positioning System (GPS).
Door Ajar Messages
DOOR OPEN
This message displays and a chime
may sound if a door is not fully
closed. Stop and turn off the
vehicle, check the door for
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obstructions, and close the door
again. Check to see if the message
still appears on the DIC.
HOOD OPEN
This message displays and a chime
may sound 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.
Engine Cooling System
Messages
A/C OFF DUE TO HIGH
ENGINE TEMP
This message displays when the
engine coolant becomes hotter than
the normal operating temperature.
See Engine Coolant Temperature
Gauge 0 133. 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.
ENGINE OVERHEATING IDLE
ENGINE
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 0 133.
When towing, use Tow/Haul mode
to prevent damage to the engine or
transmission. See Tow/Haul
Mode 0 282.
ENGINE OVERHEATED STOP
ENGINE
This message displays and a chime
may sound 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.
Engine Oil Messages
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
This message displays when the
engine oil needs to be changed.
When you change the engine oil, be
sure to reset the CHANGE ENGINE
OIL SOON message. See Engine
Oil Life System 0 362 for
information on how to reset the
message. See Engine Oil 0 359 and
Maintenance Schedule 0 452.
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 0 359.
ENGINE OIL HOT IDLE
ENGINE
This message displays when the
engine oil becomes hotter than the
normal operating temperature. Stop
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and allow the vehicle to idle until it
cools down. See Engine Coolant
Temperature Gauge 0 133.
OIL PRESSURE LOW STOP
ENGINE
This message displays if low oil
pressure levels occur. Stop the
vehicle as soon as safely possible
and do not operate it until the cause
of the low oil pressure has been
corrected. Check the oil as soon as
possible and have the vehicle
serviced by your dealer. See Engine
Oil 0 359.
Engine Power Messages
ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED
This message displays and a chime
may sound when the cooling system
temperature gets too hot and the
engine further enters the engine
coolant protection mode. See
Engine Overheating 0 372 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.
Fuel System Messages
FUEL LEVEL LOW
This message displays and a chime
may sound if the fuel level is low.
Refuel as soon as possible. See
Fuel Gauge 0 131 and Fuel 0 311.
Key and Lock Messages
REPLACE BATTERY IN
REMOTE KEY
This message displays if a Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
battery is low. The battery needs to
be replaced in the transmitter. See
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“Battery Replacement” under
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 36.
Lamp Messages
TURN SIGNAL ON
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.
Object Detection System
Messages
FORWARD COLLISION
ALERT OFF
This message displays when the
Forward Collision Alert has been
turned off.
FRONT CAMERA BLOCKED
CLEAN WINDSHIELD
This message displays when the
camera is blocked. Cleaning the
outside of the windshield behind the
rearview mirror may correct the
issue. The Lane Departure Warning
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(LDW), Lane Keep Assist (LKA),
and Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
will not operate.
LANE DEPARTURE WARNING
UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when
attempting to activate the Lane
Departure Warning (LDW) system
when it is temporarily unavailable.
The LDW system does not need
service.
This message could be due to the
camera being blocked. Cleaning the
outside of the windshield behind the
rearview mirror may correct the
issue.
LANE KEEPING ASSIST
UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when the
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and Lane
Departure Warning (LDW) system is
temporarily unavailable. The LKA
system does not need service.
This message could be due to the
camera being blocked. Cleaning the
outside of the windshield behind the
rearview mirror may correct the
issue.
PARK ASSIST OFF
This message displays when the
Parking Assist system has been
turned off or when there is a
temporary condition causing the
system to be disabled.
SERVICE FRONT CAMERA
If this message remains on after
continued driving, the vehicle needs
service. Do not use the Lane Keep
Assist (LKA), Lane Departure
Warning (LDW), and Forward
Collision Alert (FCA) features. Take
the vehicle to your dealer.
SERVICE PARKING ASSIST
This message displays if there is a
problem with the Parking Assist
system. Do not use this system to
help you park. See your dealer for
service.
Ride Control System
Messages
SERVICE STABILITRAK
If this message displays, it means
there may be a problem with the
StabiliTrak system. If you see this
message, 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. You
should see your dealer for service.
The vehicle is safe to drive;
however, you do not have the
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 displays, the system will
not limit wheel spin. Adjust your
driving accordingly. See your dealer
for service. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 295.
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STABILITRAK INITIALIZING
This message may come on if the
StabiliTrak system has not fully
initialized because of road
conditions or the incorrect tire size.
When the StabiliTrak system is fully
initialized, the message will turn off.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 295. If this
message continues to be displayed
for multiple ignition cycles and on
different road surfaces, see your
dealer for service.
TRACTION CONTROL OFF
This message displays when the
traction control has been turned off.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 295.
TRACTION CONTROL ON
This message displays when the
traction control is active. See
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 295.
STABILITRAK OFF
This message displays when the
StabiliTrak system has been turned
off. Adjust your driving accordingly.
To limit wheel spin and realize the
full benefits of the stability
enhancement system, you should
normally leave StabiliTrak on. See
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 295.
STABILITRAK OFF may also
display when the stability control
has been automatically disabled.
The following conditions can cause
this message to appear:
. The system is overheating,
which could occur if StabiliTrak
activates continuously for an
extended period of time.
. The brake system warning light
is on. See Brake System
Warning Light 0 140.
. The stability system takes longer
than usual to complete its
diagnostic checks due to driving
conditions.
. An engine or vehicle-related
problem has been detected and
the vehicle needs service. See
your dealer.
. The transfer case is in
Four-Wheel Drive Low.
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The message turns off as soon as
the conditions that caused the
message to be displayed are no
longer present.
Airbag System Messages
SERVICE AIRBAG
This message displays if there is a
problem with the airbag system.
Take the vehicle to your dealer for
service.
Safety Belt Messages
SHIFTER LOCKED. BUCKLE
SEATBELT
This message displays if the vehicle
is equipped with the Safety Belt
Assurance System and the driver
and front outboard passenger,
if present, safety belts are not
buckled. The vehicle will not shift
out of P (Park). Buckle the safety
belt(s) to unlock the shift lever.
This system may not allow the
vehicle to shift out of P (Park) if an
object — such as a briefcase,
handbag, grocery bag, laptop,
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or other electronic device — is on
the front outboard passenger seat.
If this happens, remove the object
from the seat or buckle the
safety belt.
If the driver or front outboard
passenger unbuckles their safety
belt while driving, the safety belt
reminder chime and light(s) will
come on. See Safety Belt
Reminders 0 134.
SHIFTER UNLOCKED. BRAKE
TO SHIFT
This message displays when the
Safety Belt Assurance System times
out and allows the vehicle to be
shifted out of P (Park) after
30 seconds following brake apply.
See “Safety Belts” and “Child
Restraints” in the Index for
information about the importance of
proper restraint use.
This system may not function
properly if the airbag readiness light
is on. See Airbag Readiness
Light 0 135.
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 0 45.
Steering System
Messages
STEERING ASSIST IS
REDUCED DRIVE WITH CARE
This message may display if a
problem occurs with the electric
power steering system. If this
message appears, steering effort
may be slightly higher than normal.
The vehicle is still safe to drive. Use
caution while in reduced assist
mode. If this message is persistent
or appears repeatedly, take the
vehicle to your dealer for service.
See Steering 0 249.
SERVICE POWER STEERING
(1500 Series)
This message displays when there
is a problem with electric power
steering. If this message displays
and a reduction in steering
performance or loss of power
steering assistance is noticed. See
your dealer. See Steering 0 249.
SERVICE POWER STEERING
(2500/3500 Series)
This message displays when there
is a problem with the power steering
assist system. If this message
displays the vehicle can be driven
but should be repaired as soon as
possible. See your dealer. See
Steering 0 249.
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Tire Messages
SERVICE TIRE MONITOR
SYSTEM
If equipped with the Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS), this
message displays if a part on the
system is not working properly. The
tire pressure light also flashes and
then remains on during the same
ignition cycle. See Tire Pressure
Light 0 143. Several conditions may
cause this message to appear. See
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
0 408. If the warning comes on and
stays on, there may be a problem
with the TPMS. See your dealer.
TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE
If equipped with the Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS), this
message displays when the system
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 Inspection 0 411, Tire
Rotation 0 412, Tire Pressure
Monitor System 0 407, and Tire
Pressure 0 405.
TIRE PRESSURE LOW ADD
AIR TO TIRE
If equipped 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 with a vehicle picture
to indicate the location of the low
tire. The low tire pressure warning
light will also come on. See Tire
Pressure Light 0 143. You can
receive more than one tire pressure
message at a time. If a tire pressure
message appears on the DIC, stop
as soon as you can. Have the tire
pressures checked and set to those
shown on the Tire and Loading
Information label. See Tires 0 397,
Vehicle Load Limits 0 259, and Tire
Pressure 0 405. The DIC also
shows the tire pressure values. See
Driver Information Center (DIC)
(Base Level) 0 145 or Driver
Information Center (DIC)
(Uplevel) 0 147.
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Transmission Messages
4WD OFF
If equipped with four-wheel drive,
this message displays when the
four-wheel-drive system is
temporarily disabled due to an
overheated condition. The vehicle
will run in two-wheel drive when this
message is present. Once the
four-wheel-drive system cools down,
the message turns off and the
four-wheel-drive system returns to
normal operation.
4WD SHIFT IN PROGRESS
This message will display while the
four-wheel-drive system is shifting.
FOR 4WD LOW SHIFT TO
NEUTRAL
If a four-wheel drive shift into 4 n is
requested, and the vehicle speed is
correct, but the transmission is not
in N (Neutral), this message will
display until the transmission is
shifted to N (Neutral).
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FOR 4WD LOW SLOW TO XXX
GRADE BRAKING ON
SHIFT DENIED
If a four-wheel drive shift into 4 n is
requested, but the vehicle speed is
too high, this message will display
until the correct vehicle speed is
reached.
This message displays when grade
braking has been enabled with the
Tow/Haul Mode button on the end of
the shift lever. See Tow/Haul Mode
0 282, Automatic Transmission
0 277, and Cruise Control 0 298.
This message displays when the
shift lever is in M (Manual Mode)
and a transmission range has been
selected that is unavailable at the
current vehicle speed.
GRADE BRAKING ACTIVE
This message displays when grade
braking has been activated while
driving on downhill grades. This
message will only appear the first
time the feature is activated in an
ignition cycle. See Tow/Haul Mode
0 282, Automatic Transmission
0 277, and Cruise Control 0 298.
GRADE BRAKING OFF
This message displays when grade
braking has been disabled with the
Tow/Haul Mode button on the end of
the shift lever. See Tow/Haul Mode
0 282, Automatic Transmission
0 277, and Cruise Control 0 298.
SERVICE 4WD
If the vehicle has four-wheel drive,
this message may display if a
problem occurs with the
four-wheel-drive system. If this
message appears, stop as soon as
possible and turn off the vehicle.
Make sure the key is in the LOCK/
OFF position for at least
one minute, then 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
four-wheel-drive system needs
service. See your dealer.
TO EXIT 4WD LOW SHIFT TO
NEUTRAL
If a four-wheel drive shift out of 4 n is
requested, and the vehicle speed is
correct, but the transmission is not
in N (Neutral), this message will
display until the transmission is
shifted to N (Neutral).
TO EXIT 4WD LOW SLOW
TO XXX
If a four-wheel drive shift out of 4 n is
requested, but the vehicle speed is
too high, this message will display
until the correct vehicle speed is
reached.
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TRANSMISSION HOT IDLE
ENGINE
This message displays and a chime
may sound 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 and the
chime stops when the fluid
temperature reaches a safe level.
Vehicle Reminder
Messages
CHECK TRAILER WIRING
On vehicles with the Integrated
Trailer Brake Control (ITBC) system,
this message may display and a
chime may sound when one of the
following conditions exists:
. A trailer with electric brakes
becomes disconnected from the
vehicle.
When towing, use Tow/Haul Mode
to prevent damage to the engine or
transmission. See Tow/Haul
Mode 0 282.
‐ If the disconnect occurs while
the vehicle is stopped, this
message clears itself after a
short time.
VEHICLE IN 4WD LOW
This message will display if the
vehicle is driven in 4 n for about
10 minutes above 72 km/h (45 mph).
‐ If the disconnect occurs while
the vehicle is moving, this
message stays on until the
ignition is turned off.
.
There is a short in the wiring to
the electric trailer brakes.
When this message displays, power
is no longer available to the trailer
brakes.
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As soon as it is safe to do so,
carefully pull the vehicle over to the
side of the road and turn the ignition
off. Check the wiring connection to
the trailer and turn the ignition back
on. This message clears if the trailer
is reconnected. This message also
clears if you acknowledge it. If this
message still displays, either the
vehicle or the trailer needs service.
See your dealer.
See “Integrated Trailer Brake
Control System” under Towing
Equipment 0 335.
ICE POSSIBLE DRIVE
WITH CARE
This message displays when ice
conditions are possible.
TRAILER CONNECTED
On vehicles with the Integrated
Trailer Brake Control (ITBC) system,
this message displays briefly when
a trailer with electric or electric over
hydraulic brakes is first connected
to the vehicle.
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This message clears itself after
several seconds. This message also
clears if you acknowledge it. After
this message clears, the TRAILER
GAIN and OUTPUT displays appear
in the DIC.
See Driver Information Center (DIC)
(Base Level) 0 145 or Driver
Information Center (DIC) (Uplevel)
0 147 and “Integrated Trailer Brake
Control System” under Towing
Equipment 0 335.
Vehicle Speed Messages
REDUCE SPEED FOR HILL
DESCENT CONTROL
This message displays when
attempting to enable Hill Descent
Control (HDC) when the vehicle
speed is too high. See Hill Descent
Control (HDC) 0 297.
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 0 354 for
the location of the windshield
washer fluid reservoir. Also, see
Washer Fluid 0 375 for more
information.
Vehicle
Personalization
Use the audio system controls to
access the personalization menus
for customizing vehicle features.
The following are all possible
personalization features. Depending
on the vehicle, some may not be
available.
Base Radio Audio System
Controls
MENU : Press to enter menus and
select menu items. Turn to scroll
through the menus.
o BACK : Press to return to the
previous menu or exit.
Base Radio with Touchscreen
Audio System Controls
{ : Press to access the Home
Page Menu.
Q or R : Touch to scroll through the
menus or setup items.
0 : Touch to exit or return to the
previous screen or menu.
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.
Vehicle
Rear Seat Reminder
.
Bluetooth
1. Touch the desired feature to
display a list of available
options.
.
Apple CarPlay
.
Android Auto
2. Touch to select the desired
feature setting.
.
USB Auto Launch
This allows for a chime and a
message ‘Look in Rear Seat’ when
the rear door has been opened
before or during operation of the
vehicle.
.
Voice
Select Off or On.
3. Press o BACK on the
faceplate or the 0 screen
button to return to the previous
menu or exit.
.
Display
Teen Driver
.
Rear Camera
.
Return to Factory Settings
See “Teen Driver” under “Settings”
in the infotainment manual.
.
Software Information
Valet Mode
Uplevel Radio Audio System
Controls
Turn the vehicle to ON/RUN to
access the Settings menu, then
select SETTINGS from the Home
page on the infotainment system
display.
Personalization Menus
The following list of menu items may
be available:
. Time and Date
.
Language (Language)
.
Rear Seat Reminder
.
Teen Driver
.
Valet Mode
.
Radio
Detailed information for each menu
follows.
Time and Date
Manually set the time and date. See
Clock 0 123.
This will lock the infotainment
system and steering wheel controls.
It may also limit access to vehicle
storage locations (if equipped).
To enable valet mode:
Language (Language)
1. Enter a four-digit code on the
keypad.
Select Language, then select from
the available language(s).
2. Select Enter to go to the
confirmation screen.
The selected language will display
on the system, and voice
recognition will reflect the selected
language.
3. Re-enter the four-digit code.
Press LOCK or UNLOCK to lock or
unlock the system. Press Back to go
back to the previous menu.
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Radio
Select the desired number or select
Auto and the infotainment system
will automatically adjust the number
of favorites shown.
Maximum Startup Volume
.
Number of Favorites Shown
.
Audible Touch Feedback
This allows Audible Touch
Feedback to be turned on or off.
.
Text Scroll
Select Off or On.
This feature sets the maximum
startup volume. If the vehicle is
started and the volume is greater
than this level, the volume is
adjusted to this level. To set the
maximum startup volume, turn the
MENU knob or press + or − to
increase or decrease.
.
Tone Settings
Text Scroll
Audio Cue Volume
.
Auto Volume
.
Maximum Startup Volume
Select to see text scroll on the
screen.
.
Audio Cue Volume
Select Off or On.
This feature sets the volume of
audio files played at system startup
and shutdown.
Manage Favorites
Tone Settings
Select On, then press + or − to
increase or decrease the volume.
This allows favorites to be edited.
See “Manage Favorites” in “Radio
Setup” under Home Page (Base
Radio) 0 186 or Home Page (Base
Radio with Touchscreen) 0 188 or
“Manage Favorites” in “Settings”
under “Radio” in the infotainment
manual.
Select to adjust the radio tone. See
“Tone Settings” in AM-FM Radio
(Base Radio with Touchscreen)
0 191 or AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio) 0 189.
Select and the following may
display:
. Manage Favorites
Number of Favorites Shown
Select to set the number of favorites
to display.
Audible Touch Feedback
Vehicle
Select and the following may
display:
. Climate and Air Quality
Auto Volume
.
Collision/Detection Systems
This feature adjusts the volume
based on vehicle speed and
ambient noise.
.
Comfort and Convenience
.
Lighting
Select Off, Low, Medium-Low,
Medium, Medium-High, or High.
.
Power Door Locks
.
Remote Lock, Unlock, Start
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Climate and Air Quality
Select and the following may
display:
. Auto Fan Max Speed
.
Auto Rear Defog
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including Forward Collision, Lane
Departure Warning, and Park Assist
alerts.
Select On or Off.
Select Beeps or Safety Alert Seat.
This feature moves the seat
rearward automatically allowing the
driver more room to exit the vehicle.
See Memory Seats 0 61.
Park Assist
Easy Exit Options
This feature will set the maximum
auto fan speed.
If equipped, this feature can assist
in backing up and parking the
vehicle. See Assistance Systems for
Parking or Backing 0 302.
Select Low, Medium, or High.
Select Off, On, or On with Towbar.
Auto Rear Defog
This allows the selection of the
chime volume level.
Comfort and Convenience
This feature will automatically turn
on the rear defogger when it is cold
outside.
Select and the following may
display:
. Auto Memory Recall
Turn the MENU knob, touch + or −
to adjust the volume, or select
Normal or High.
Auto Fan Max Speed
Select Off or On.
.
Easy Exit Options
Collision/Detection Systems
.
Chime Volume
Select and the following may
display:
. Alert Type
.
Reverse Tilt Mirror
.
Auto Mirror Folding
.
Auto Memory Recall
Park Assist
Alert Type
This feature will set crash alerts to
beeps or seat vibrations. This
setting affects all crash alerts
This feature automatically recalls
the current driver’s previously stored
1 or 2 button positions when
entering the vehicle. See Memory
Seats 0 61.
Select On or Off.
Chime Volume
Reverse Tilt Mirror
When on, the driver and/or
passenger mirrors will tilt downward
when the vehicle is shifted to
R (Reverse) to improve visibility of
the ground near the rear wheels.
Select Off, On - Driver and
Passenger, On - Driver, or On Passenger.
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Auto Mirror Folding
Exit Lighting
Select Off or On.
When on, the outside rearview
mirrors will automatically fold or
unfold when the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter lock or
unlock button is pressed and held.
This allows the selection of how
long the exterior lamps stay on
when leaving the vehicle when it is
dark outside.
Remote Lock, Unlock, Start
Select Off, 30 Seconds, 60
Seconds, or 120 Seconds.
Select and the following may
display:
. Remote Unlock Light Feedback
.
Remote Lock Feedback
Power Door Locks
.
Remote Door Unlock
Select and the following may
display:
. Vehicle Locator Lights
Select and the following may
display:
. Auto Door Unlock
.
Remote Start Auto Cool Seats
.
Remote Start Auto Heat Seats
.
Remote Window Operation
.
.
Select Off or On.
Lighting
Exit Lighting
Delayed Door Lock
.
Passive Door Unlock
Vehicle Locator Lights
Auto Door Unlock
.
Passive Door Lock
This feature will flash the exterior
lamps and allows some of the
exterior lamps and most of the
interior lamps to turn on briefly
when K on the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter is pressed
to locate the vehicle.
This allows selection of which of the
doors will automatically unlock when
the vehicle is shifted into P (Park)
with an automatic transmission or
when the vehicle is turned off with a
manual transmission.
.
Remote Left in Vehicle Alert
Select Off, All Doors, or Driver Door.
Select Off or Flash Lights.
Select Off or On.
Delayed Door Lock
Remote Lock Feedback
When on, this feature will delay the
locking of the doors. To override the
delay, press the power door lock
switch on the door.
This allows selection of what type of
feedback is given when locking the
vehicle with the RKE transmitter.
Remote Unlock Light Feedback
When on, the exterior lamps will
flash when unlocking the vehicle
with the RKE transmitter.
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Passive Door Unlock
Bluetooth
This allows the selection of what
doors will unlock when using the
button on the driver door to unlock
the vehicle. See Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 36.
Select and the following may
display:
. Pair New Device
.
Discoverable
Select All Doors or Driver
Door Only.
.
Device Management
Select All Doors or Driver Door.
.
Ringtones
Remote Start Auto Cool Seats
Passive Door Lock
.
Voice Mail Numbers
If equipped and turned on, this
feature will turn the ventilated seats
on when using remote start on
warm days.
This feature can be turned on or off,
or can be used to select feedback
when using the button on the driver
door to lock the vehicle. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 36.
.
Text Message Alerts
Select Off, Lights and Horn, Lights
Only, or Horn Only.
Remote Door Unlock
This allows selection of which doors
will unlock when pressing K on the
RKE transmitter.
Select Off or On.
Remote Start Auto Heat Seats
If equipped and turned on, this
feature will turn the heated seats on
when using remote start on
cold days.
Select Off or On.
Remote Window Operation
This feature enables the window to
open by using the RKE transmitter.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation 0 36.
Select Off or On.
Select Off, On with Horn
Chirp, or On.
Remote Left in Vehicle Alert
This feature sounds an alert when
the RKE transmitter is left in the
vehicle.
Select Off or On.
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Pair New Device
Select to pair a new device. See
“Pairing” under Bluetooth (Voice
Recognition - Base Radio) 0 221 or
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls Base Radio) 0 217 or Bluetooth
(Overview) 0 216 or Bluetooth
(Infotainment Controls - Base Radio
with Touchscreen) 0 226 or “Pairing”
in “Infotainment Controls” under
“Bluetooth” in the infotainment
manual.
Discoverable
This allows the system to find a
device.
Select Off or On.
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Device Management
Apple CarPlay
USB Auto Launch
Select to connect to a different
phone source, disconnect a phone,
or delete a phone.
This feature allows Apple devices to
be connected to the infotainment
system through a USB port.
Ringtones
Select Off or On.
This allows Android and Apple
CarPlay devices to automatically
connect when plugged into the
USB port.
Select to change the ring tone for
the specific phone. The phone does
not need to be connected to change
the ring tones.
Manage Apple CarPlay Devices
Voice Mail Numbers
Android Auto
This feature displays the voice mail
number for all connected phones.
To change the voice mail number,
select EDIT. Type a new number,
then select SAVE.
Select to manage Apple devices.
Apple CarPlay must be on for this
feature to be accessed.
Select and the following may
display:
. Android Auto
.
Manage Android Auto Devices
Select Off or On.
Voice
Select and the following may
display:
. Prompt Length
.
Audio Feedback Speed
Prompt Length
This feature adjusts the voice
prompt length.
Text Message Alerts
Android Auto
Select Short or Long.
This allows the feature to be turned
on or off.
Audio Feedback Speed
Select Off or On.
This feature allows Android devices
to be connected to the infotainment
system through a USB port.
Apple CarPlay™
Select Off or On.
Select and the following may
display:
. Apple CarPlay
Manage Android Auto Devices
.
Manage Apple CarPlay Devices
Select to manage Android devices.
Android Auto must be on for this
feature to be accessed.
This feature adjusts the audio
feedback speed.
Select Slow, Medium, or Fast.
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Voice
Turn Display Off
Restore Vehicle Settings
Select and the following may
display:
. Prompt Length
Select to turn the display off. Press
anywhere on the display area or any
faceplate button to turn the
display on.
This allows selection of restoring
vehicle settings.
.
Audio Feedback Speed
Prompt Length
This feature adjusts the voice
prompt length.
Select Short or Long.
Audio Feedback Speed
This feature adjusts the audio
feedback speed.
Rear Camera
Select and the following may
display:
. Guidance Lines
.
Rear Park Assist Symbols
Guidance Lines
Select Slow, Medium, or Fast.
Select to turn Off or On. See
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 302.
Display
Rear Park Assist Symbols
Select and the following may
display:
. Calibrate Touchscreen
Select to turn Off or On. See
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 302.
.
Return to Factory Settings
Turn Display Off
Calibrate Touchscreen
Select to calibrate the touchscreen,
then follow the prompts.
Select and the following may
display:
. Restore Vehicle Settings
.
Clear All Private Data
.
Restore Radio Settings
Select Restore or Cancel.
Clear All Private Data
This allows selection to clear all
private information from the vehicle.
Select Delete or Cancel.
Restore Radio Settings
This allows selection to restore
radio settings.
Select Restore or Cancel.
Software Information
Select to view the infotainment
system current software information.
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Universal Remote
System
instructions refer to a garage door
opener, but can be used for other
devices.
See Radio Frequency
Statement 0 482.
Do not use the Universal Remote
system with any garage door opener
that does not have the stop and
reverse feature. This includes any
garage door opener model
manufactured before April 1, 1982.
Universal Remote System
Programming
Read the instructions completely
before programming the Universal
Remote system. It may help to have
another person assist with the
programming process.
If equipped, these buttons are in the
overhead console.
This system can replace up to three
remote control transmitters used to
activate devices such as garage
door openers, security systems, and
home automation devices. These
Keep the original hand-held
transmitter for use in other vehicles
as well as for future programming.
Erase the programming when
vehicle ownership is terminated.
See “Erasing Universal Remote
System Buttons” later in this
section.
To program a garage door opener,
park outside directly in line with and
facing the garage door opener
receiver. Clear all people and
objects near the garage door.
Make sure the hand-held transmitter
has a new battery for quick and
accurate transmission of the
radio-frequency signal.
Programming the Universal
Remote System
For questions or help programming
the Universal Remote system, call
1-800-355-3515 or see
www.homelink.com.
Programming involves
time-sensitive actions, and may time
out causing the procedure to be
repeated.
To program up to three devices:
1. Hold the end of the hand-held
transmitter about 3 to 8 cm
(1 to 3 in) away from the
Universal Remote system
buttons with the indicator light
in view. The hand-held
transmitter was supplied by the
manufacturer of the garage
door opener receiver.
2. At the same time, press and
hold both the hand-held
transmitter button and one of
the three Universal Remote
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be required. For a second
time, press and hold the
newly programmed button
for five seconds. If the light
stays on or the garage door
moves, programming is
complete.
system buttons to be used to
operate the garage door. Do
not release either button until
the indicator light goes from a
slow to a rapid flashing light.
Then release both buttons.
Some garage door openers
may require substitution of
Step 2 with the procedure
under “Radio Signals for
Canada and Some Gate
Operators” later in this section.
3. Press and hold the newly
programmed Universal Remote
system button for five seconds
while watching the indicator
light and garage door
activation.
. If the indicator light stays on
continuously or the garage
door moves when the
button is pressed, then
programming is complete.
There is no need to
complete Steps 4–6.
. If the indicator light does
not come on or the garage
door does not move, a
second button press may
.
If the indicator light blinks
rapidly for two seconds,
then changes to a solid light
and the garage door does
not move, continue with
programming Steps 4–6.
Learn or Smart Button
4. After completing Steps 1–3,
locate the Learn or Smart
button inside the garage on the
garage door opener receiver.
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The name and color of the
button may vary by
manufacturer.
5. Press and release the Learn or
Smart button. Step 6 must be
completed within 30 seconds of
pressing this button.
6. Inside the vehicle, press and
hold the newly programmed
Universal Remote system
button for two seconds and
then release it. If the garage
door does not move or the
lamp on the garage door
opener receiver does not flash,
press and hold the same
button a second time for
two seconds, then release it.
Again, if the door does not
move or the garage door lamp
does not flash, press and hold
the same button a third time for
two seconds, then release it.
The Universal Remote system
should now activate the
garage door.
Repeat the process for
programming the two remaining
buttons.
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Radio Signals for Canada and
Some Gate Operators
Universal Remote System
Operation
For questions or programming help,
call 1-800-355-3515 or see
www.homelink.com.
Using the Universal Remote
System
Canadian radio-frequency laws and
some U.S. gate operators require
transmitter signals to time out or quit
after several seconds of
transmission. This may not be long
enough for the Universal Remote
system to pick up the signal during
programming.
If the programming did not work,
replace Step 2 under “Programming
the Universal Remote System” with
the following:
Press and hold the Universal
Remote system button while
pressing and releasing the
hand-held transmitter button every
two seconds until the signal has
been successfully accepted by the
Universal Remote system. The
Universal Remote system indicator
light will flash slowly at first and then
rapidly. Proceed with Step 3 under
“Programming the Universal Remote
System” to complete.
Press and hold the appropriate
Universal Remote system button for
at least one-half second. The
indicator light will come on while the
signal is being transmitted.
Erasing Universal Remote
System Buttons
Erase all programmed buttons when
vehicle ownership is terminated.
To erase:
1. Press and hold the two outside
buttons until the indicator light
begins to flash. This should
take about 10 seconds.
2. Release both buttons.
Reprogramming a Single
Universal Remote System
Button
To reprogram any of the system
buttons:
1. Press and hold any one of the
buttons. Do not release the
button.
2. The indicator light will begin to
flash after 20 seconds. Without
releasing the button, proceed
with Step 1 under
“Programming the Universal
Remote System.”
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Exterior Lighting
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . 171
Exterior Lamps Off
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Automatic Headlamp
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . 175
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Auxiliary
Roof-Mounted Lamp . . . . . . . . 176
Interior Lighting
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cargo Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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177
178
178
Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Load Management . . .
Battery Power Protection . . . . .
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179
179
180
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Exterior Lighting
Exterior Lamp Controls
The exterior lamp control is on the
instrument panel to the left of the
steering wheel.
O : Turns off the automatic
headlamps and Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL). Turn the headlamp
control to the off position again to
turn the automatic headlamps or
DRL back on.
For vehicles first sold in Canada, off
will only work when the vehicle is in
P (Park).
AUTO : Automatically turns on the
headlamps, parking lamps,
taillamps, instrument panel lights,
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roof marker lamps (if equipped),
front/rear sidemarker lamps, and
license plate lamps.
When the vehicle is turned off and
the headlamps are in AUTO, the
headlamps turn off. When the key is
removed, they automatically turn on
for a set time. The time of the delay
can be changed using the DIC. See
Driver Information Center (DIC)
(Base Level) 0 145 or Driver
Information Center (DIC)
(Uplevel) 0 147.
; : Turns on the parking lamps
including all lamps, except the
headlamps.
2 : Turns on the headlamps
together with the parking lamps and
instrument panel lights.
When the headlamps are turned on
while the vehicle is on, the
headlamps turn off automatically
10 minutes after the ignition is
turned off. When the headlamps are
turned on while the vehicle is off,
the headlamps will stay on for
10 minutes before turning off to
prevent the battery from being
drained. Turn the headlamp control
off and then back to the headlamp
on position to make the headlamps
stay on for an additional 10 minutes.
To keep the lamps on for more than
10 minutes, the ignition must be in
the ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN
position.
Turning On and Enabling
IntelliBeam
lamps. See Fog Lamps 0 176.
To enable the IntelliBeam system,
with the turn signal lever in the
neutral position, turn the exterior
lamp control to AUTO. The blue
high-beam on light appears on the
instrument cluster when the high
beams are on.
IntelliBeam® System
Driving with IntelliBeam
If equipped, this system turns the
vehicle's high-beam headlamps on
and off according to surrounding
traffic conditions.
The system only activates the high
beams when driving over 40 km/h
(25 mph).
# : If equipped, turns on the fog
The system turns the high-beam
headlamps on when it is dark
enough and there is no other traffic
present.
This light comes on in the
instrument cluster when the
IntelliBeam system is enabled.
There is a sensor near the top
center of the windshield that
automatically controls the system.
Keep this area of the windshield
clear of debris to allow for best
system performance.
The high-beam headlamps remain
on, under the automatic control,
until one of the following situations
occurs:
. The system detects an
approaching vehicle's
headlamps.
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.
The system detects a preceding
vehicle's taillamps.
.
The outside light is bright
enough that high-beam
headlamps are not required.
.
The vehicle's speed drops below
20 km/h (12 mph).
.
The IntelliBeam system is
disabled by the high/low-beam
changer or the flash-to-pass
feature. If this happens, the high/
low-beam changer must be
activated two times within
two seconds to reactivate the
IntelliBeam system. The
instrument cluster light will come
on to indicate the IntelliBeam is
reactivated. See Headlamp
High/Low-Beam Changer 0 173
and Flash-to-Pass 0 174.
The high beams may not turn off
automatically if the system cannot
detect another vehicle's lamps
because of any of the following:
. The other vehicle's lamps are
missing, damaged, obstructed
from view, or otherwise
undetected.
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.
The other vehicle's lamps are
covered with dirt, snow, and/or
road spray.
Exterior Lamps Off
Reminder
.
The other vehicle's lamps cannot
be detected due to dense
exhaust, smoke, fog, snow, road
spray, mist, or other airborne
obstructions.
A reminder chime sounds when the
headlamps or parking lamps are
manually turned on, the ignition is
off, and a door is open. To disable
the chime, turn the lamps off.
.
The vehicle's windshield is dirty,
cracked, or obstructed by
something that blocks the view
of the light sensor.
Headlamp High/
Low-Beam Changer
$ : Push the turn signal lever
.
The vehicle is loaded such that
the front end points upward,
causing the light sensor to aim
high and not detect headlamps
and taillamps.
toward the instrument panel to
change the headlamps from low to
high beam.
.
Driving on winding or hilly roads.
Pull the turn signal lever toward you
and release it to return to low-beam
headlamps.
The automatic high-beam
headlamps may need to be disabled
if any of the above conditions exist.
When the high-beam headlamps are
on, this indicator light on the
instrument cluster will also be on.
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Flash-to-Pass
This feature lets you use the
high-beam headlamps to signal a
driver in front of you that you want
to pass. It works even if the
headlamps are in the automatic
position.
To use it, pull the turn signal lever
toward you, then release it.
If the headlamps are in the
automatic position or on low beam,
the high-beam headlamps will turn
on. Depending on the type of
headlamp, they will either turn off
after a short duration or stay on as
long as you hold the lever toward
you. The high-beam indicator on the
instrument cluster will come on.
Release the lever to return to
normal operation.
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL)
DRL can make it easier for others to
see the front of the vehicle during
the day. Fully functional DRL are
required on all vehicles first sold in
Canada.
The DRL system comes on when
the following conditions are met:
. The ignition is on.
.
The exterior lamp control is
in AUTO.
.
The transmission is not in
P (Park).
.
The light sensor determines it is
daytime.
Automatic Headlamp
System
When the exterior lamp control is
set to AUTO and it is dark enough
outside, the headlamps come on
automatically.
When the DRL system is on, only
the DRL are on. The taillamps,
sidemarker lamps, instrument panel
lights, and other lamps will not
be on.
When it begins to get dark, the
automatic headlamp system
switches from DRL to the
headlamps.
To turn off the DRL, turn the exterior
lamp control to the off position and
then release. For vehicles first sold
in Canada, off will only work when
the vehicle is in P (Park).
There is a light sensor on top of the
instrument panel. Do not cover the
sensor, otherwise the headlamps
will come on when they are not
needed.
The system may also turn on the
headlamps when driving through a
parking garage or tunnel.
If the vehicle is started in a dark
garage, the automatic headlamp
system comes on immediately. If it
is light outside when the vehicle
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leaves the garage, there is a slight
delay before the automatic
headlamp system changes to the
DRL. During that delay, the
instrument cluster may not be as
bright as usual. Make sure the
instrument panel brightness control
is in the full bright position. See
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control 0 177.
not operating, these lamps turn off.
Move the exterior lamp control to O
or ; to disable this feature.
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Turn and Lane-Change
Signals
Hazard Warning Flashers
When it is bright enough outside,
the headlamps will turn off or may
change to Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL).
An arrow on the instrument cluster
flashes in the direction of the turn or
lane change.
The automatic headlamp system
turns off when the exterior lamp
control is turned to O or the ignition
is off.
Move the turn signal lever all the
way up or down to signal a turn.
Lights On with Wipers
| : Press this button to make the
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
front and rear turn signal lamps
flash on and off. Press again to turn
the flashers off.
When the hazard warning flashers
are on, the vehicle's turn signals will
not work.
Raise or lower the lever for less
than one second until the arrow
starts to flash to signal a lane
change. This causes the turn
signals to automatically flash three
times. It will flash six times if Tow/
Haul Mode is active. Holding the
turn signal lever for more than
one second will cause the turn
signals to flash until the lever is
released.
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The lever returns to its starting
position whenever it is released.
Fog Lamps
If after signaling a turn or a lane
change the arrows flash rapidly or
do not come on, a signal bulb could
be burned out. If equipped with LED
turn signals, see your dealer.
Auxiliary
Roof-Mounted Lamp
If equipped, this button includes
wiring provisions for a dealer or a
qualified service center to install an
auxiliary roof lamp.
Replace any burned out bulbs. If a
bulb is not burned out, check the
fuse. See Fuses 0 390.
Turn Signal On Chime
If the turn signal is left on for more
than 1.2 km (0.75 mi), a chime
sounds at each flash of the turn
signal. The message TURN
SIGNAL ON will also appear in the
Driver Information Center (DIC). To
turn the chime and message off,
move the turn signal lever to the off
position.
Some localities have laws that
require the headlamps to be on with
the fog lamps.
If equipped, the control is on the
center of the exterior lamp control,
to the left of the steering column.
The ignition must be in the ON/RUN
position for the fog lamps to
come on.
# : Press to turn the fog lamps on
or off. A light will come on in the
instrument cluster.
When the fog lamps are turned on,
the parking lamps automatically
turn on.
When the headlamps are changed
to high beam, the fog lamps go off.
When the high-beam headlamps are
turned off, the fog lamps will come
on again.
This button is on the overhead
console.
When the wiring is connected to an
auxiliary roof-mounted lamp,
pressing the bottom of the button
will activate the lamp and illuminate
an indicator light at the bottom of
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this button. Pressing the top of the
button will turn off the roof-mounted
lamp and indicator.
The emergency roof lamp circuit is
fused at 30 amps, so the total
current draw of the attached lamps
should be less than this value. The
attachment points for the roof lamp
circuits are two blunt cut wires
above the overhead console: a dark
green with blue stripe switched
power wire and a black ground wire.
For information on roof-mounted
emergency lamp installation, see
www.gmupfitter.com or contact your
dealer.
If the vehicle has this button, the
vehicle may have the snow plow
prep package. See Add-On
Electrical Equipment 0 345.
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Cargo Lamp
Instrument Panel
Illumination Control
This feature controls the brightness
of the steering wheel and instrument
panel lights. The instrument panel
illumination control is next to the
exterior lamp control.
D : Move the thumbwheel up or
down to brighten or dim the lights.
The cargo lamp provides more light
in the cargo area or on the sides of
the vehicle, if needed. The lights
inside the pickup box and/or on the
outside rearview mirrors also turn
on, if equipped.
Press the switch down to turn the
cargo lamp on or off. An indicator
light will turn on when the lamp is
turned on, if equipped. The shift
lever must be in the P (Park)
position to operate the cargo lamp.
The lights on the outside rearview
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mirrors turn on if the shift lever is in
the R (Reverse), N (Neutral),
or P (Park) position.
ON : Turns all dome lamps on.
Reading Lamps
Dome Lamps
Press m or n next to each reading
lamp to turn it on or off.
There are dome lamps in the
overhead console and the headliner,
if equipped.
To change the dome lamp settings,
press the following:
OFF : Turns the lamps off, even
when a door is open.
DOOR : The lamps come on
automatically when a door is
opened.
There are reading lamps in the
overhead console and the headliner,
if equipped. To operate, the ignition
must be in the ACC/ACCESSORY
or ON/RUN position, or using
Retained Accessory Power (RAP).
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Lighting Features
Entry Lighting
Some exterior lamps and the interior
lamps turn on briefly at night, or in
areas with limited lighting, when K
is pressed on the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter. When a
door is opened, the interior lamps
come on if the dome lamp control is
in the DOOR position. After about
30 seconds the exterior lamps turn
off. Entry lighting can be disabled
manually by changing the ignition
out of the OFF position, or by
pressing the RKE transmitter Q
button.
This feature can be changed. See
“Vehicle Locator Lights” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 160.
Exit Lighting
Some exterior lamps and the interior
lamps come on at night, or in areas
with limited lighting when the key is
removed from the ignition. The
exterior and interior lamps remain
on for a set amount of time and then
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automatically turn off. The interior
lamps do not come on if the dome
lamp control is in the Off position.
moving up or down. This is normal.
If there is a problem, an alert will be
displayed.
The exterior lamps turn off
immediately by turning the exterior
lamps control off.
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 the
power that is needed for very high
electrical loads.
This feature can be changed. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 160.
Battery Load
Management
The vehicle has Electric Power
Management (EPM), which
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. The voltmeter
gauge or the voltage display on the
Driver Information Center (DIC),
if equipped, may show the voltage
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.
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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 and it is recommended
that the driver reduce the electrical
loads as much as possible. See
Battery Voltage and Charging
Messages 0 150.
Battery Power Protection
This feature shuts off the dome and
reading lamps, if they are left on for
more than 10 minutes after the
ignition is turned off. The cargo
lamp shuts off after 20 minutes. This
prevents the battery from
running down.
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Infotainment
System
Audio Players
Introduction
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Theft-Deterrent Feature . . . . . .
Overview (Base Radio with
Touchscreen) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview (Base Radio) . . . . . . .
Home Page (Base Radio) . . . .
Home Page (Base Radio with
Touchscreen) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . .
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182
183
184
186
188
189
Radio
AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AM-FM Radio (Base Radio
with Touchscreen) . . . . . . . . . . .
Satellite Radio (Base
Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Satellite Radio (Base Radio
with Touchscreen) . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fixed Mast Antenna . . . . . . . . . .
Multi-Band Antenna . . . . . . . . . .
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191
193
193
195
195
196
Avoiding Untrusted Media
Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Port (Base Radio) . . . . . . .
USB Port (Base Radio with
Touchscreen) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Auxiliary Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bluetooth Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Introduction
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196
199
201
207
208
Voice Recognition
Voice Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Phone
Bluetooth (Overview) . . . . . . . . .
Bluetooth (Infotainment
Controls - Base Radio) . . . . . .
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition Base Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bluetooth (Infotainment
Controls - Base Radio with
Touchscreen) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Apple CarPlay and
Android Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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216
217
221
226
230
Trademarks and License
Agreements
Trademarks and License
Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Infotainment
Base radio information is included in
this manual. See the infotainment
manual for information on other
available infotainment systems.
Read the following pages to
become familiar with the Base
Radio features.
{ Warning
Taking your eyes off the road for
too long or too often while using
any infotainment feature can
cause a crash. You or others
could be injured or killed. Do not
give extended attention to
infotainment tasks while driving.
Limit your glances at the vehicle
displays and focus your attention
on driving. Use voice commands
whenever possible.
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The infotainment system has built-in
features intended to help avoid
distraction by disabling some
functions when driving. These
functions may gray out when they
are unavailable. Many infotainment
features are also available through
the instrument cluster and steering
wheel controls.
Before driving:
. Become familiar with the
operation, faceplate buttons, and
screen buttons.
.
.
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 by using a single voice
command if equipped with
Bluetooth phone capability.
See Defensive Driving 0 248.
To play the infotainment system with
the ignition off, see Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 271.
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 (Base Radio with Touchscreen)
1.
{
.
2.
3.
183
Press to go to the Home
Page. See Home Page
(Base Radio) 0 186 or
Home Page (Base Radio
with Touchscreen) 0 188.
7
.
Radio: Press and release to
go to the previous station or
channel. Press and hold to
fast seek the next strongest
previous station or channel.
.
USB/Bluetooth Music/
Pictures: Press and hold to
go to the previous content.
Press and hold to fast
rewind.
O
.
Press to turn the power on.
.
Press and hold to turn the
power off.
.
Press to mute the system
when on.
.
Turn to decrease or
increase the volume.
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4.
5.
Infotainment System
6
.
Radio: Press and release to
go to the next station or
channel. Press and hold to
fast seek the next strongest
station or channel.
.
USB/Bluetooth Music/
Pictures: Press and hold to
go to the next content.
Press and hold to fast
forward.
#
.
Press and release to
access the phone screen,
answer an incoming call,
or access the device home
screen. Press and hold to
access Press to Talk.
Overview (Base Radio)
Infotainment System Overview
The infotainment system is
controlled by using the buttons on
the faceplate and steering wheel
controls, if equipped. See Steering
Wheel Controls 0 121.
Radio with CD
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5. CD Slot (If Equipped)
6.
o BACK
.
7.
{
.
8.
Radio with TONE
1.
q
.
3.
Press to scroll down
through the favorite pages
for each source.
2. Favorites/Soft Keys
. Press to select favorite
stations.
. Press and hold to save
favorite stations.
. Press to select a screen
button when displayed.
r
.
Press to scroll up through
the favorite pages for each
source.
4. MENU
. Press to access the menu
for the current audio
source.
. Press to select the
highlighted menu option.
. Turn to scroll through a list.
.
Turn to manually select a
station.
9.
Press to return to the
previous screen in a menu.
Press to go to the Home
Page from any point in the
system. See “Home Page”
following.
X (If Equipped) or TONE (If
Equipped)
.
Press X to eject the CD (if
equipped).
.
Press TONE to open the
Tone Settings menu (if
equipped).
g or l
.
CD (If Equipped): Press
g to seek the beginning of
the current or previous
track. If the track has
played for less than
five seconds, it seeks the
previous track. If longer
than five seconds, the
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current track will start from
the beginning. Press l to
seek the next track.
.
.
AM, FM, or SiriusXM (If
Equipped): Press g or l
to seek to the previous or
next strong station.
CD (If Equipped): Press
and hold g to quickly
reverse through a track.
Release the button to return
to playing speed. Press and
hold l to fast forward
through a track. Release
the button to return to
playing speed.
10. RADIO
. Press to change the audio
source between AM, FM,
or SiriusXM, if equipped.
11. MEDIA
. Press to change the audio
source between CD, USB,
AUX, and Bluetooth Audio,
if equipped.
12.
O
.
Press to turn the audio on.
.
Press and hold to turn it off.
.
When on, press to mute the
system. Press again to
unmute.
.
Turn to increase or
decrease the volume.
Home Page (Base Radio)
Home Page Features
The infotainment system displays a
Home Page that makes it easy to
access all of the applications. Turn
the MENU knob to highlight feature
icons. Press the MENU knob to
access the feature’s options.
Various functions are disabled when
the vehicle is moving.
AUDIO : Select the AUDIO screen
icon to display the active source
page. The sources available are
AM, FM, SiriusXM® (if equipped),
USB/iPod, AUX Input, and Bluetooth
Audio (if equipped). See AM-FM
Radio (Base Radio with
Touchscreen) 0 191 or AM-FM
Radio (Base Radio) 0 189, Satellite
Radio (Base Radio) 0 193 or
Satellite Radio (Base Radio with
Touchscreen) 0 193, , Auxiliary Jack
0 207, and Bluetooth Audio 0 208.
PHONE : Select the PHONE screen
icon to display the Phone main
page. See Bluetooth (Voice
Recognition - Base Radio) 0 221 or
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls Base Radio) 0 217 or Bluetooth
(Overview) 0 216 or Bluetooth
(Infotainment Controls - Base Radio
with Touchscreen) 0 226.
NAV (Navigation, If Equipped) :
Select the NAV screen icon to
display the OnStar Turn-by-Turn
Navigation. See OnStar Overview
0 486, if equipped.
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SETTINGS : Select the SETTINGS
screen icon to display the Settings
main page. See “Setting Radio
Preferences” following.
Setting Radio Preferences
Select the SETTINGS screen icon
to display the Settings menu and
the following may display:
Time and Date : See Clock 0 123.
Language (Current Language) :
This will set the display language in
the radio and instrument cluster.
Select to display a list of languages.
Select o BACK to go back to the
previous menu.
Valet Mode:
Using the circular numeric keypad,
enter a four-digit code:
1. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight a number.
2. Press the MENU knob to select
it. Do this for each one of the
four digits. Select Enter to go to
the confirmation screen.
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3. Re-enter the four-digit code.
Select LOCK to lock the
system.
Radio Setup
4. Enter the four-digit code to
unlock the system.
Select o BACK to go back to
the previous menu.
Manage Favorites:
. Turn the MENU knob and press
to select a favorite.
. To delete a favorite, press
the button just below the
DELETE screen button.
. To move a favorite, press the
MOVE screen button. Turn
the MENU knob to select a
new location, then press the
DROP screen button to
select the new location.
Radio : See “Radio Setup” later in
this section.
Vehicle : See Vehicle
Personalization 0 160.
Display : Press the MENU knob to
turn the display on or off.
Return to Factory Settings : See
“Return to Factory Settings” later in
this section.
Software Information (If
Equipped) : Press the MENU knob
to select Save Vehicle Info to USB.
Press the MENU knob again to start
downloading the vehicle information
to the USB.
Press the RADIO button and the
following may display:
.
Select o BACK to go back to
the previous menu.
Number of Favorites Shown :
Select Auto and the system will
automatically adjust the number of
favorite pages when favorites are
added and removed, or select a
number from 5–25 to manually
adjust the number of favorites
shown.
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Audible Touch Feedback (If
Equipped) : Select Audible Touch
Feedback to turn feedback off or on.
Auto Volume (If Equipped) : This
feature adjusts the volume based on
vehicle speed. The options are Off,
Low, Medium-Low, Medium,
Medium-High, or High. Select the
desired volume.
Maximum Startup Volume : This
feature sets the maximum startup
volume. If the vehicle is started and
the volume is greater than this level,
the volume is adjusted to this level.
To set the maximum startup volume,
Turn the MENU knob to increase or
decrease startup volume.
Rear Camera (If Equipped)
From the Rear Camera screen
button, the following may display:
Return to Factory Settings
Select Return to Factory Settings
and the following may display:
Restore Vehicle Settings : This
option will restore factory vehicle
personalization settings. Select
Restore Vehicle Settings. A screen
displays stating all vehicle
customization settings will be
restored to the factory settings.
Select Cancel or Confirm.
Home Page (Base Radio
with Touchscreen)
Clear All Private Data (If
Equipped) : This option clears all
private information from the vehicle.
Select Clear All Private Data. Select
Cancel or Confirm.
Touchscreen buttons show on the
screen when available. When a
function is unavailable, the button
may gray out. When a function is
selected, the button may highlight.
Restore Radio Settings : This
option will restore factory radio
settings. Select Restore Radio
Settings. A screen displays stating
all personalized radio settings will
be restored back to the factory
settings. Select Cancel or Confirm.
Home Page Features
Touchscreen Buttons
English and Metric Unit
Conversion
To change the display units between
English and metric units, see Driver
Information Center (DIC) (Base
Level) 0 145 or Driver Information
Center (DIC) (Uplevel) 0 147 or
Instrument Cluster 0 128.
Press
{ to go to the Home Page.
Audio : Touch to select AM, FM,
SiriusXM® (if equipped), USB/iPod/
Bluetooth Audio, or AUX.
Gallery : Touch to view a picture or
movie.
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Phone : Touch to activate the
phone features (if equipped). See
Bluetooth (Voice Recognition - Base
Radio) 0 221 or Bluetooth
(Infotainment Controls - Base
Radio) 0 217 or Bluetooth
(Overview) 0 216 or Bluetooth
(Infotainment Controls - Base Radio
with Touchscreen) 0 226.
Climate : Touch to access the
Climate menu. See Dual Automatic
Climate Control System 0 240.
OnStar : If equipped, touch to
access the OnStar menu. See
OnStar Overview 0 486.
Software Updates
Projection : Touch to access
supported devices when connected.
See USB Port (Base Radio) 0 199
or USB Port (Base Radio with
Touchscreen) 0 201.
See the website for more
information.
Settings : Touch to access the
Personalization menu. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 160.
In Canada, see
www.chevrolet.gm.ca
Website Information
In the U.S., see www.chevrolet.com
In Mexico, see
www.chevrolet.com.mx
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Radio
AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio)
Playing the Radio
While on the audio main page,
press the RADIO button repeatedly
to cycle through the available
sources AM, FM, and SiriusXM® (if
equipped) or press the MEDIA
button repeatedly to cycle through
the available sources Bluetooth®
Audio (if equipped), USB, and AUX.
The steering wheel controls can
also be used to adjust the volume.
See Steering Wheel Controls 0 121.
AM, FM, or SiriusXM (If Equipped)
To select AM, FM, or SiriusXM (if
equipped), press the RADIO button
to toggle to the desired broadcast
source.
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Press the MENU knob and the
following radio settings may display:
Tone Settings:
. Bass, Midrange, and Treble:
Turn the MENU knob and
highlight. Press the MENU knob
to select. Turn the MENU knob
to adjust.
. Balance: Turn the MENU knob
to highlight. Press the MENU
knob to select. Turn the MENU
knob left for more sound from
the left speakers or right for
more sound from the right
speakers. The middle position
balances the sound between the
left and right speakers.
. Fade: Turn the MENU knob to
highlight. Press the MENU knob
to select. Turn the MENU knob
to the left for more sound from
the front speakers and to the
right for more sound from the
rear speakers. The middle
position balances the sound
between the front and rear
speakers.
.
.
DSP: If equipped with a
Bose Surround® sound system,
it will have three DSP modes
including:
‐ Normal: Adjusts the audio to
provide the best sound for all
seating positions.
Auto Volume : If equipped, this
feature adjusts the volume based on
the vehicle speed. Select the level
between Off, Low, Medium-Low,
Medium, Medium-High, and High.
Press o BACK to go to the
previous menu.
‐ Driver: Adjusts the audio to
provide the best sound for the
driver.
EQ (Equalizer) Settings : In certain
configurations, the available choices
are Manual and Talk.
‐ Centerpoint: Creates a
surround sound from nearly
any audio source.
Options for SiriusXM Only (If
Equipped)
EQ (Equalizer): If equipped
with a Bose sound system, turn
the MENU knob to highlight.
Turn the MENU knob to scroll
through the options. Press the
MENU knob to select. Press
the o BACK button to go to the
previous menu.
Station List : Select to display
a list of AM or FM stations.
Press o BACK to go to the
previous menu.
SXM View : SXM view allows the
channel list to be viewed by channel
name, artist playing on channel,
or song playing on channel. Turn
the MENU knob to highlight and
press the MENU knob to select.
Press o BACK to go to the
previous menu.
Channel List : Select to display a
list of SiriusXM channels. Turn the
MENU knob to highlight and press
the MENU knob to select.
Press o BACK to go to the
previous menu.
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Also see the radio settings common
for all sources earlier in this section.
Finding a Station
Seeking a Station
Press g or l to search for the
previous or next strongest station.
Tuning a Station
Turn the MENU knob to manually
find a station.
Storing Radio Station Presets
Up to 25 preset stations from all
bands can be stored in the favorite
lists in any order. Up to five stations
can be stored in each favorite page
and the number of favorites can
be set.
AM, FM, or SiriusXM (If
Equipped) : While on the active
source main page, such as AM, FM,
or SiriusXM (if equipped), press and
hold a favorites/soft key button on
the faceplate.
Mixed-Audio Favorites
System Settings
Media (if equipped) and Broadcast
favorites can be stored.
Auto Volume
To display the favorites page,
press q or r on the radio faceplate.
To manage favorites, see “Manage
Favorites” under Home Page (Base
Radio) 0 186 or Home Page (Base
Radio with Touchscreen) 0 188.
This feature automatically adjusts
the radio volume to compensate for
road and wind noise.
The level of volume compensation
can be selected, or the feature can
be turned off.
1. Touch MENU from a source
screen.
AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio with Touchscreen)
2. Select Auto Volume.
3. Select the desired setting.
Playing the Radio
4. Touch 3 to go back to the
source screen.
Audio Source Menu
{ : Press to go to the Home Page.
O : Press to turn on, mute,
or unmute the system. Press and
hold to turn off the system.
Selecting a Band
Press {, then touch AUDIO,
Source, then select AM, FM,
or SXM, if equipped. The last station
that was playing starts playing
again.
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Tone Settings
The tone settings can be set for
each radio band and each audio
player source.
Preset Tone Settings
. Touch MENU.
.
Touch Tone Settings.
.
Select a preset tone setting.
.
Bass, Midrange, or Treble:
Touch − or +.
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Fader or Balance: Adjust the
front/rear or left/right speakers
by dragging the dot in the
vehicle image on the screen.
Selecting a Station
Seek Tuning
If the radio station is not known:
Custom Tone Settings
. Touch MENU.
Press 7 or 6 to automatically
search for available radio stations.
.
Touch Tone Settings.
Manual Tuning
.
Touch Custom.
.
Bass, Midrange, or Treble:
Touch − or +.
Continue touching t or u to
manually change the radio station.
.
Fader or Balance: Adjust the
front/rear or left/right speakers
by dragging the dot in the
vehicle image on the screen.
Direct Tune
From the AM or FM menu:
. Touch Tune.
.
Enter the station number.
Touch 3 to go back to the source
screen.
.
Touch Go or t or u to go to
the pervious or next station.
Selecting an Auxiliary Device
Favorite
Connect the auxiliary device to the
AUX input terminal. Play will begin
when the system has finished
reading the information on the
device.
.
Touch S or T to scroll through
the favorites.
.
Touch on the station to select it.
If the AUX device is already
connected, press {, AUDIO,
Source, then select the device.
Station List
. From the AM or FM menu,
touch MENU.
. Select Station List.
.
Touch Q or R to scroll through
the list. Touch the station to
select it.
Update Station List
. From the AM or FM menu, touch
MENU, then touch Update
Station List. The broadcasting
list updating will begin.
. During the AM or FM
broadcasting list update, touch
Cancel to stop the updates.
Storing a Station as a Favorite
Stations from all bands can be
stored in any order in the favorite
pages.
Up to 25 stations can be stored.
Storing Stations
To store the station to a position in
the list, touch the corresponding
button 1−5 until a beep is heard.
1. Select the desired station.
2. Touch S or T to select the
desired page of saved
favorites.
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3. Touch and hold down any of
the preset buttons to save the
current radio station to that
button of the selected
favorites page.
To change a preset button, tune to
the new desired radio station and
touch and hold the preset button.
Satellite Radio (Base
Radio)
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
Service (If Equipped)
Vehicles with a SiriusXM satellite
radio tuner and a valid SiriusXM
satellite radio subscription can
receive SiriusXM programming.
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 service fee is required to receive
the SiriusXM service. See
www.siriusxm.com or call
1-888-601-6296 (U.S.); or see
www.siriusxm.ca or call
1-877-438-9677 (Canada).
When SiriusXM is active, the
channel name and number,
category name, song title, and artist
display on the screen.
Browsing SiriusXM Channels
(If Equipped)
To browse the SiriusXM channels:
1. Press the MENU knob.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight SXM Channel List.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the desired SXM
Channels.
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SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Service (If Equipped)
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 service fee is required to receive
the SiriusXM service. For more
information, contact SiriusXM at
www.siriusxm.com or
1-866-635-2349 (U.S.), and
www.xmradio.ca or 1-877-209-0079
(Canada).
Listening to SiriusXM Radio (If
Equipped)
Satellite Radio (Base
Radio with Touchscreen)
1. Press
Vehicles with an SXM Satellite
Radio tuner and a valid SiriusXM®
Satellite Radio subscription can
receive SiriusXM programming.
3. Touch Source.
{.
2. Touch AUDIO.
4. Touch SXM and the most
recent listened to SiriusXM
channel will display.
Touch 0 to return to the
HOME menu.
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Selecting a Category
From Menu, touch Categories, then
touch the desired category or from
Categories, touch Q or R to find the
desired channel. Touch the channel
to select it.
Selecting a Channel
Touch u or t and the previous or
next channel will be selected.
Touch and hold u or t to jump
four channels backward or forward,
then release the button at the
desired channel.
Using the Preset Buttons
Up to seven favorites pages can be
saved, and each page can store up
to five channels.
To change a preset button, tune to
the new desired channel and hold
the button.
Listening to Preset Channels
1. Continue touching
select the desired
favorites page.
S or T to
2. Touch the preset button to
listen to the channel saved to
that button.
Using the SiriusXM Menu
Operation
1. Touch MENU on the SXM radio
screen.
2. Touch the menu to select the
desired item or to display the
detail menu item.
3. Touch 0 to return to the
previous menu.
Channel List
1. Touch Channel List from the
SXM menu. The channel list is
displayed.
2. Touch Q or R to find the
desired channel. Tune to the
channel by selecting it.
Tone Settings
From the tone settings menu, the
sound features can be set up for
SiriusXM audio and each audio
player’s functions.
1. Touch Tone Settings. The tone
settings screen is displayed.
See “Tone Settings” under
“Base Radio with Touchscreen”
in AM-FM Radio (Base Radio
with Touchscreen) 0 191 or
AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio) 0 189.
2. Touch OK.
Auto Volume
1. Touch Auto Volume. See “Auto
Volume” under “Base Radio
with Touchscreen” in AM-FM
Radio (Base Radio with
Touchscreen) 0 191 or AM-FM
Radio (Base Radio) 0 189.
2. Touch OK.
Categories
1. Touch Categories.
2. Touch Q or R to find the
desired category. Touch the
category to select it.
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Explicit Content Filter
When on, only a filtered list of
channels will be received. When off,
all regular SXM programming
subscribed to will be received.
1. Touch SXM Explicit Filter.
2. Select On or Off.
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
If equipped, 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.
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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.
Fixed Mast Antenna
The fixed mast antenna will go
through most car washes as long as
it is securely attached. If the
antenna becomes slightly bent,
straighten it out by hand. If it is
badly bent, replace it.
Occasionally check that the antenna
is tight at the base. If tightening is
required, protect the paint from
damage.
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Multi-Band Antenna
The multi-band antenna is on the
roof of the vehicle. The antenna is
used for OnStar, the SiriusXM
Satellite Radio Service System, and
GPS (Global Positioning System),
if the vehicle has these features.
Keep the antenna clear of
obstructions for clear reception.
If the vehicle has a sunroof, and it is
open, reception can also be
affected.
Items on the roof of the vehicle can
interfere with the performance of the
radio system and OnStar (if
equipped). Make sure the
multi-band antenna is not
obstructed.
Audio Players
Avoiding Untrusted Media
Devices
When using media devices such as
CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray Discs®, SD
cards, USB drives, and mobile
devices, consider the source.
Untrusted media devices could
contain files that affect system
operation or performance. Avoid use
if the content or origin cannot be
trusted.
CD Player
If the vehicle is equipped with a CD
player, it can be used for CD and
MP3 audio.
With the vehicle on, insert a disc
into the slot, label side up. Press the
MEDIA button to select CD as a
source.
The system is capable of
playing most:
. Audio CDs
.
CD-R
.
CD-RW
.
MP3 or unprotected WMA
formats
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.
There can be increased skipping,
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.
. Insert only one disc at a time.
.
Keep the loading slot free of
foreign materials, liquids, and
debris.
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Use a marking pen to label the
top of the disc.
Loading and Ejecting Discs
To load a disc:
to the previous track. If longer
than five seconds, the current
track starts from the beginning.
.
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.
Playing an Audio CD
Press the MEDIA button on the
faceplate until CD is selected.
On the CD main page, either a track
number displays at the beginning of
each track, or Song, Artist, and
Album information displays when
available.
Use the following screen controls to
play the disc:
t: While on the CD main page:
.
Press to seek to the beginning of
the current or previous track.
If the track has been playing for
less than five seconds, it seeks
Press and hold to fast reverse
through a track. Release the
button to return to playing
speed. Elapsed time displays.
u: While on the CD main page:
.
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.
j /r: While on the CD main page,
press to pause. Press again to
resume.
Z: Press Z to play the songs in
random order. Press again to
turn off.
If a Blu-ray Disc® or DVD disc is
loaded into the disc player and the
CD screen button is selected, a
message comes on the screen to
use the Video application. The
Video application is only available
on vehicles with Rear Seat
Entertainment (RSE).
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CD Menu
While on the CD main page, press
the MENU knob to display the CD
menu and the following may display:
Browse : Select to display the files
or songs on the CD.
Tone Settings : Select to adjust
Bass, Midrange, Treble, Balance,
Fade, and EQ (Equalizer). See
“Tone Settings” under AM-FM Radio
(Base Radio with Touchscreen)
0 191 or AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio) 0 189.
Auto Volume : If equipped, this
feature adjusts the volume based on
the vehicle speed. Select the level
between Off, Low, Medium-Low,
Medium, Medium-High, and High.
Press BACK to go to the
previous menu.
DSP : If equipped, this feature
adjusts the pre-defined settings.
See “DSP” in AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio with Touchscreen) 0 191 or
AM-FM Radio (Base Radio) 0 189.
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EQ (Equalizer) : If equipped, this
feature adjusts the equalizer
settings. See “EQ (Equalizer)” in
AM-FM Radio (Base Radio with
Touchscreen) 0 191 or AM-FM
Radio (Base Radio) 0 189.
If Disc Player Error displays, it could
be for one of the following reasons:
. The player temperature is
too high.
. There are load or eject errors.
Error Messages
If the CD is not playing correctly for
any other reason, try a known
good CD.
If Disc Error displays and/or the disc
comes out, it could be for one of the
following reasons:
. 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.
. There was a problem while
burning the disc.
. The label is caught in the CD
player.
If any error continues, contact your
dealer.
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.
.
Maximum number of folders:
eight folders with 255 files per
folder.
.
Maximum of 1,000 files on
a disc.
.
Recorded on a CD-R or CD-RW.
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.
No Folder
When the CD only contains
compressed audio files without any
folders, all files are under the root
folder.
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USB Port (Base Radio)
Playing from a USB
A USB mass storage device or
Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)
device can be connected to the
USB port.
The vehicle may have USB ports in
the front of the center console,
armrest, or one in the upper glove
box. See Center Console Storage
0 116 and Glove Box 0 115.
USB MP3 Player and USB Drives
. The USB MP3 players and USB
drives connected must comply
with the USB Mass Storage
Class specification (USB MSC).
. Hard disk drives are not
supported.
. Supported file system is FAT32.
To play a USB device:
. Connect the USB.
. Press MEDIA on the faceplate
until the connected device is
shown.
While the USB source is active,
press the corresponding faceplate
button for the icons on the screen to
operate USB function:
.
.
.
.
t
u
j /r
Z
For information on how to use the
screen icons, see “Playing an
Audio CD.”
USB Menu
Press MENU to display the USB
menu and the following may display:
Browse : Select to display the files
and folders on the USB device.
Tone Settings : Select to adjust
Bass, Midrange, Treble, Balance,
Fade, and EQ (Equalizer). See
“Tone Settings” in AM-FM Radio
(Base Radio with Touchscreen)
0 191 or AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio) 0 189.
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Auto Volume : If equipped, see
“Auto Volume” in AM-FM Radio
(Base Radio with Touchscreen)
0 191 or AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio) 0 189.
EQ (Equalizer) : If equipped, this
feature adjusts the equalizer
settings. See “EQ (Equalizer)
Settings” in AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio with Touchscreen) 0 191 or
AM-FM Radio (Base Radio) 0 189.
Playing from an iPod®/iPad®/
iPhone®
This feature supports the following
devices:
. iPod nano® (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and
4th generation)
. iPod with video (5.0 and 5.5
generation)
. iPod classic® (6th generation)
.
iPod touch® (1st and 2nd
generation)
.
iPad
.
iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS,
iPhone 4
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There may be problems with
operation and function in the
following situations:
. When connecting a device with
a more recent version of the
firmware installed than is
supported by the infotainment
system.
. When connecting a device on
which firmware from other
providers is installed.
To connect and control a device:
1. Connect one end of the
standard USB cable to the
device's dock connector.
The device battery recharges
automatically while the vehicle is on.
When the vehicle is off while a
device is connected using the USB
cable, the device battery stops
charging and the device will
automatically turn off.
If the device is an unsupported
model, it can still be listened to in
the vehicle by connecting to the
auxiliary input jack using a standard
3.5 mm (1/8 in) stereo cable.
EQ (Equalizer) : If equipped, this
feature adjusts the Equalizer
settings. See “EQ (Equalizer)” in
AM-FM Radio (Base Radio with
Touchscreen) 0 191 or AM-FM
Radio (Base Radio) 0 189.
Browse Device Media
Menu
Use the following to browse:
Press MENU to display the device
Menu and the following may display:
Playlists:
2. Connect the other end to a
USB port in the center console.
See Center Console
Storage 0 116.
Browse : Select to display the files
or songs on the device. See
“Browse Device Media” later in this
section.
3. Press MEDIA to select the
source.
Tone Settings : Select to adjust
Bass, Midrange, Treble, Balance,
Fade, and EQ (Equalizer). See
“Tone Settings” in AM-FM Radio
(Base Radio with Touchscreen)
0 191 or AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio) 0 189.
The music information displays on
the radio’s display and begins
playing through the vehicle’s audio
system.
Auto Volume : If equipped, see
“Auto Volume ” in AM-FM Radio
(Base Radio with Touchscreen)
0 191 or AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio) 0 189.
1. Turn MENU to highlight and
press to view the playlists
stored on the device.
2. Turn MENU to highlight and
press to select a playlist name
to view a list of all songs in the
playlist.
3. Turn MENU to highlight and
press to select the song from
the list to begin playback.
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Artists:
Genres:
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USB Port (Base Radio
with Touchscreen)
1. Turn MENU to highlight and
press to view the artists stored
on the device.
1. Turn MENU to highlight and
press to view the genres stored
on the device.
2. Turn MENU to highlight and
press to select an artist name
to view a list of all albums by
the artist.
2. Turn MENU to highlight and
press to select a genre name
to view a list of artists of that
genre.
The infotainment system can play
music by connecting an auxiliary
device to the USB port.
3. Turn MENU to highlight and
press to select an album name
to view a list of all songs on the
album.
3. Turn MENU to highlight and
press to select to view albums
by that artist.
If equipped, the USB connector is in
the center stack below the climate
controls, and uses the USB 2.0
standard.
4. Turn MENU to highlight and
press to select the song from
the list to begin playback.
Albums:
1. Turn MENU to highlight and
press to view the albums
stored on the device.
2. Turn MENU to highlight and
press to select an album name
to view a list of all songs on the
album.
3. Turn MENU to highlight and
press to select the song from
the list to begin playback.
4. Turn MENU to highlight and
press to select an album to
view songs.
5. Turn MENU to highlight and
press to select the song from
the list to begin playback.
Songs:
1. Turn MENU to highlight and
press to view a list of all songs
stored on the device.
2. Turn MENU to highlight and
press to select the song from
the list to begin playback.
Using the USB Port
USB Support
USB Supported Devices
. USB Flash Drives
.
Portable USB Hard Drives
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 with identifying your iPod,
go to www.apple.com/support.
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The USB port can play both lower
and upper case .mp3, .wma, .ogg,
and .wav files stored on a USB
storage device.
To connect an iPod/iPhone, connect
one end of the device’s cable to the
iPod/iPhone and the other end to
the USB port.
Supported Apple® Devices
The iPod/iPhone charges while it is
connected to the vehicle if the
vehicle is in ACC/ACCESSORY or
ON/RUN. See Ignition Positions
0 268. When the vehicle is turned
off, the iPod/iPhone automatically
powers off and will not charge or
draw power from the vehicle's
battery.
To view supported devices in U.S.,
see www.my.chevrolet.com\learn.
To view supported devices in
Canada, see
www.chevroletowner.ca.
To view supported devices in
Mexico, see your dealer for details.
USB Supported File and Folder
Structure
For more information on USB
usage, see “Audio System
Information” following.
The infotainment system supports:
. FAT16.
Audio System Information
.
FAT32.
.
exFAT.
Connecting a USB Storage
Device or iPod/iPhone
To connect a USB storage device,
connect the device to the USB port.
The infotainment system can play
the music files contained in the USB
storage device or iPod/iPhone
products.
Using MP3/WMA/OGG/WAV Files
. Music files with .mp3, .wma,
.ogg, and .wav file name
extensions can be played.
.
MP3 files that can be played: Bit
rate: 8 kbps to 320 kbps.
Sampling frequency: 48 kHz,
44.1 kHz, 32 kHz, 24 kHz,
22.05 kHz, and 16 kHz.
.
Files with a bit rate above
128 kbps will result in higher
quality sound.
.
ID3 Tag information for MP3
files, such as the album name
and the artist, can be played.
.
To display album title, track title,
and artist information, the file
should be compatible with the
ID3 Tag V1 and V2 formats.
Using USB Storage Devices and
iPod/iPhone
. Use a USB or flash memory type
storage device. Do not connect
using a USB adaptor.
. Do not connect and reconnect
the USB device repeatedly in a
short time, as this may cause
static electricity and problems
using the device.
. Use a USB device with a metal
connecting terminal.
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Connection with i-Stick Type
USB storage devices may be
faulty due to vehicle vibration.
.
Do not touch the USB
connecting terminal.
.
Only USB storage devices
formatted in FAT16/32 or exFAT
file systems are recognized.
NTFS and other file systems are
not recognized.
.
The time it takes to process files
will depend on the USB storage
device type and capacity, and
the type of files stored.
.
Some USB storage device files
may not be compatible.
.
Up to two USB devices and one
iPod can be played through a
USB hub. All devices may not be
supported, depending on the
performance of the USB hub.
If there is not enough power
supply, it may not operate
normally.
.
Do not disconnect the USB
storage device while it is playing.
This may cause damage to the
product or affect the
performance of the USB device.
.
Disconnect the USB storage
device when the ignition is
turned off. If the ignition is turned
on while the USB device is
connected, the USB device may
be damaged or may not operate
normally.
.
.
.
.
USB storage devices can only
be connected for playing music,
viewing photo files,
or upgrading.
Do not use the USB terminal to
charge USB accessory
equipment. The heat generated
may cause performance issues
or damage.
Music files to which Digital Right
Management (DRM) is applied
cannot be played.
USB storage device that are in
capacity with a limit of 5,000
files, such as music, photo,
video, 15 stages of folder
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structure. Normal usage cannot
be guaranteed for a storage
device that exceeds this limit.
The iPod/iPhone can play all
music files that are supported.
The music file lists will only
display up to 5,000 files on the
screen. These files are sorted in
alphabetical order.
.
Some iPod/iPhone product
models may not support the
connectivity or functionality of
this product.
.
Only connect the iPod/iPhone
with connection cables
supported by iPod/iPhone
products. Other connection
cables cannot be used.
.
The iPod/iPhone may be
damaged if it is connected to the
vehicle with the ignition on.
When not in use, disconnect the
iPod/iPhone.
.
When the iPod/iPhone is
connected to the USB port by
using the iPod/iPhone cable, the
Bluetooth music is not
supported.
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The iPod/iPhone playback
functions and the information
displayed may be different when
played on the infotainment
system.
.
If a non-readable USB device is
connected, an error message
displays and the system will
switch to the previous audio
function.
To remove the USB device, select
another function, then remove the
USB device.
Pause
.
.
j to pause.
Touch r to resume.
Touch
Changing to Next/Previous Files
.
Refer to the table for the
classification items related to the
search function provided by the
iPod/iPhone.
If the USB device is already
connected:
{.
.
Press
USB Player
.
Touch AUDIO.
Playing Music from a USB Device
. Connect the USB device to the
USB port.
. Play will start automatically after
the system has finished reading
the USB device.
.
Touch Source.
.
Touch USB.
To stop the USB device and select
another media source, touch
Source, then select the other
source.
.
Touch l to change to the
next file.
.
Touch g within five seconds of
the playback time to play the
previous file.
Returning to the Beginning of the
Current File
Touch g after five seconds of the
playback time.
Scanning Forward or Backward
Touch and hold g or l during
playback to rewind or fast forward.
Release the button to resume
playback at normal speed.
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Playing a File Randomly
Touch
Z during playback.
.
ON: Plays all files randomly.
.
OFF: Returns to normal
playback.
Using the USB Music Menu
. Touch Menu during playback.
Tone Settings
. Touch Tone Settings. The Tone
Settings menu is displayed. See
“Tone Settings” in AM-FM Radio
(Base Radio with Touchscreen)
0 191 or AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio) 0 189.
Auto Volume
. Touch Auto Volume. The Auto
Volume menu is displayed. See
“Auto Volume” in AM-FM Radio
(Base Radio with Touchscreen)
0 191 or AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio) 0 189.
Traffic Program (If Equipped)
. Touch On or Off.
.
Touch the desired menu.
Browse Music
1. Touch Browse Music.
2. Touch the desired music.
MTP (Media Transfer Protocol)
. Connect a MTP supported
device.
. Play will start automatically after
the system has finished reading
the MTP device.
. If a non-readable MTP device is
connected, an error message
displays and the system will
switch to the previous audio
function.
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This feature is limited to models
supporting the iPod/iPhone
connection.
Playing Music Files
. Connect the iPod/iPhone to the
USB port.
. Play will start from the previously
played point after the system
has finished reading the USB
device.
. If a non-readable USB device is
connected, an error message
displays and the system will
switch to the previous audio
function.
If the iPod/iPhone is already
connected:
1. Press
{.
2. Touch AUDIO.
3. Touch Source.
4. Touch iPod.
To stop the device and select
another media source, touch
Source, then select the other
source.
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To remove the device, select
another function, then remove the
device.
Playing a File Randomly
Pause
.
ON: Plays all files randomly.
.
OFF: Returns to normal
playback.
.
.
j to pause.
Touch r to resume.
Touch
Changing to Next/Previous Song
.
Touch l to change to the
next song.
.
Touch g within two seconds of
the playback time to play the
previous file.
Returning to the Beginning of the
Current File
Touch g after two seconds of the
playback time.
Scanning Forward or Backward
Touch and hold g or l during
playback to rewind or fast forward.
Release the button to resume
playback at normal speed.
Touch
Z during playback.
Using the iPod Menu
. Touch Menu during playback.
. Touch the appropriate
play mode.
Browse Music
1. Touch Browse Music.
2. Touch the desired music.
Tone Settings
. Touch Tone Settings. The Tone
Settings menu is displayed. See
“Tone Settings” under “Base
Radio with Touchscreen” in
AM-FM Radio (Base Radio with
Touchscreen) 0 191 or AM-FM
Radio (Base Radio) 0 189.
Auto Volume
. Touch Auto Volume. The Auto
Volume menu is displayed. See
“Auto Volume” under “Base
Radio with Touchscreen” in
AM-FM Radio (Base Radio with
Touchscreen) 0 191 or AM-FM
Radio (Base Radio) 0 189.
Picture System Information
The infotainment system can view
picture files stored on a USB
storage device and devices that
support Media Transfer
Protocol (MTP).
. Supported file extensions: .jpg,
.bmp, .png, .gif.
. Animated GIF files are not
supported.
. Some files may not operate due
to a different recording format or
the condition of the file.
Viewing Pictures
1. Connect the USB device to the
USB port.
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2. Touch the screen to open to full
screen. Touch the screen again
to return to the previous
screen.
If the USB device is already
connected:
1. Press
{.
2. Touch GALLERY.
Some features are disabled while
the vehicle is in motion.
Viewing a Slide Show
1. Touch z from the picture
screen.
2. Touch the screen to cancel the
slide show during the slide
show playback.
Viewing a Previous or Next
Picture
Touch S or
screen.
T from the picture
Rotating a Picture
Touch
w from the picture screen.
Enlarging a Picture
Touch
x from the picture screen.
Using the USB Picture Menu
1. Touch MENU from the picture
screen.
2. Touch the appropriate menu:
. Slide Show Time: Allows
selection of the slide show
interval.
. Clock, Temp. Display:
Allows selection of On or
Off to show the clock and
temperature on the full
screen.
. Display Settings: Adjusts
for Brightness and Contrast.
3. Touch
0 to exit.
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Possible auxiliary audio sources
include:
. Laptop computer
.
Audio music player
This jack is not an audio output. Do
not plug headphones into the
auxiliary input jack. Auxiliary
devices should be set up while the
vehicle is in P (Park).
Connect a 3.5 mm (1/8 in) cable
from the auxiliary device to the
auxiliary input jack.
If an auxiliary device has already
been connected, but a different
source is currently active, press the
MEDIA faceplate button repeatedly
to scroll through all of the available
audio source screens, until the AUX
source screen is shown.
Auxiliary Jack
Base Radio
This vehicle may have an AUX jack
in the center console or armrest.
See Center Console Storage 0 116.
Playing from the AUX Jack
An auxiliary device is played
through the audio system and
controlled through the device itself.
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AUX Menu
Base Radio with Touchscreen
Bluetooth Audio
Press the MENU knob to display the
AUX menu and the following may
display:
Play will begin when the system has
finished reading the information on
the device.
Tone Settings : Select to adjust
Bass, Midrange, Treble, Balance,
Fade, and EQ (Equalizer). See
“Tone Settings” in AM-FM Radio
(Base Radio with Touchscreen)
0 191 or AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio) 0 189.
Playing Music
If equipped, music may be played
from a paired Bluetooth device. See
“Pairing” under Bluetooth (Voice
Recognition - Base Radio) 0 221 or
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls Base Radio) 0 217 or Bluetooth
(Overview) 0 216 or Bluetooth
(Infotainment Controls - Base Radio
with Touchscreen) 0 226 for help
pairing a device.
Auto Volume : If equipped, see
“Playing an Audio CD.”
DSP : If equipped, this feature
adjusts the pre-defined settings.
See “DSP” in AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio with Touchscreen) 0 191 or
AM-FM Radio (Base Radio) 0 189.
EQ (Equalizer) : If equipped, this
feature adjusts the pre-defined
equalizer settings. See “EQ
(Equalizer)” in AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio with Touchscreen) 0 191 or
AM-FM Radio (Base Radio) 0 189.
To play the music from the device,
if the device is already connected:
1. Press
{.
2. Touch AUDIO.
3. Touch Source.
4. Touch AUX.
To adjust the tone settings. See
“Audio Settings” in “System
Settings” under AM-FM Radio (Base
Radio with Touchscreen) 0 191 or
AM-FM Radio (Base Radio) 0 189.
Volume and song selection may be
controlled by using the infotainment
controls or the phone/device.
If Bluetooth Audio is selected and
nothing is heard, check the volume
setting on both the phone/device
and the infotainment system.
Launch music by pressing the
MEDIA screen button on the
Home Page.
To play music via Bluetooth:
1. Power on the device, and pair
to connect the device.
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2. Once paired, go into the audio
application from the Home
Page or via the application tray.
Select MEDIA until Bluetooth
displays.
Bluetooth Audio Menu
Press the MENU screen button to
display the Bluetooth Audio menu.
The following may be available:
Tone: Turn the MENU knob to
adjust the tone settings.
Press o BACK to go back to the
previous menu.
Manage Bluetooth Devices: Select
to go to the Bluetooth page to add
or delete devices.
When selecting Bluetooth Audio, the
radio may not be able to launch the
audio player on the connected
device to start playing. When the
vehicle is not moving, use the
phone to begin playback.
All devices launch audio differently.
When selecting Bluetooth Audio as
a source, the radio may show as
paused on the screen. Press play
on the device or press r to begin
playback.
Some phones support sending
Bluetooth music information to
display on the radio. When the radio
receives this information, it will
check to see if any is available and
display it. For more information
about supported Bluetooth features,
see www.gm.com/bluetooth for U.S.
and Canada only.
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Voice Recognition
If equipped, voice recognition allows
for hands-free operation within the
audio and phone applications. This
feature can be started by pressing
either the g button on the steering
wheel or by selecting the g on the
screen display.
However, not all features within
these areas are supported by voice
commands. Generally, only complex
tasks that require multiple manual
interactions to complete are
supported by voice commands.
For example, tasks that take more
than one or two button presses such
as selecting a song or artist to play
from a media device would be
supported by voice commands.
Other tasks, like adjusting the
volume or seeking up or down are
audio features that are easily
performed by pressing one or two
buttons, and are not supported by
voice commands.
In general there are flexible ways to
speak commands for completing the
tasks. Most of them, except
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destination entry and voice keypad,
can be completed in a single
command. If the task takes more
than one command to complete, the
first command would be to indicate
the kind of task that is to be
performed. The system replies with
prompts that lead through a dialog
to enter the necessary information.
Voice recognition can be used when
the ignition is on or when Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) is active.
See Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) 0 271.
Using Voice Recognition
Voice recognition becomes available
once the system has been
initialized. This begins when the
ignition is turned on. Initialization
may take a few moments.
1. Press g on the steering wheel
control to activate voice
recognition, or select g on the
infotainment screen on the
center stack.
. If voice recognition is
started from the steering
wheel control, the
instrument cluster displays
the selections and visual
dialog content.
.
If voice recognition is
started from the
infotainment screen, the
selections and visual dialog
content are displayed on
both the center stack
display and the instrument
cluster display.
2. The audio system mutes and
the system plays a prompt
followed by a beep.
3. Wait until after the beep
completes, then clearly speak
one of the commands
described in this section.
Press g to interrupt any voice
recognition system prompt. For
example, if the prompt seems
to be taking too long to finish,
press g again and the beep
should happen right away.
There are two voice prompt modes
supported:
. Long verbal prompts: The longer
prompts provide more
information regarding the
supported actions.
. Short prompts: The short
prompts provide simple
instructions about what can be
stated.
If a command is not spoken, the
voice recognition system says a
help prompt.
Prompts and Screen Displays
While a voice recognition session is
active, there will be corresponding
buttons on screens displayed.
Manual interaction in the voice
recognition session is permitted.
Interaction during a voice session
may be completed entirely using
voice commands, or some
selections may expedite a session.
If a selection is made using a
manual control, the dialog will
progress in the same way as if the
selection was made through a voice
command. Once the system is able
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to complete the task, or the session
is terminated, the voice recognition
dialog stops.
An example of this type of manual
intervention is pressing on an entry
of a displayed number list instead of
speaking the number associated
with the entry desired.
Canceling Voice Recognition
.
Press the Home screen button
to terminate the voice
recognition session which was
initiated by pressing g on the
infotainment screen on the
center stack.
.
Press or say “Cancel” or “Exit” to
terminate the voice recognition
session and display the screen
from which voice recognition
was initiated.
.
Press i on the steering wheel
controls to terminate the voice
session and display the screen
from which voice recognition
was initiated.
Helpful Hints for Speaking
Commands
Voice recognition can understand
commands that are either naturally
stated in sentence form (English
only), or direct commands that state
the application and the task.
For languages that do not support
natural language commands in
sentence form, use the direct
commands shown as examples on
the display screen.
For best results:
. Listen for the prompt and wait
for the beep before saying a
command or reply.
. Say “Help” or look at the screen
display for commands.
. Voice recognition system prompt
can be interrupted during a
prompt by pressing g again.
For example, if the prompt
seems to be taking too long to
finish, or if what is being
prompted causes a need for an
immediate reply, press g again
and wait for the beep.
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.
Speak the command naturally,
not too fast, not too slow. Use
direct commands without a lot of
extra words.
.
Usually Phone and Audio
commands can be spoken in a
single command.
For example, “Call Dave Smith
at work,” “Play” followed by the
artist or song name, or “Tune”
followed by the radio station
number.
There is no need to memorize
specific command words. Direct
commands might be more clearly
understood by the system. An
example of a direct command would
be “Call 555-1212.” Examples of
these direct commands are
displayed on most of the screens
while a voice session is active.
If “Phone” or “Phone Commands,” is
stated, the system understands that
a phone call is requested and will
respond with questions until enough
details are gathered.
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If the phone number has been
saved with a name and a place, the
direct command should include
both, for example “Call Dave Smith
at work.”
Using Voice Recognition for
List Options
When a list is displayed, a voice
prompt will ask to confirm or select
an option from that list. A selection
can be made by manually selecting
the item, or by speaking the line
number for the item to select.
When a screen contains a list,
options may be available but not
displayed. The list on a voice
recognition screen functions the
same as a list on other screens.
Scrolling can be used to help
display other entries from the list.
Manually scrolling or paging the list
on a screen during a voice
recognition session suspends the
current voice recognition event and
plays the prompt “Make your
selection from the list using the
manual controls or press the Back
button to try again.”
If manual selection takes more than
15 seconds, the session terminates
and prompts that it has timed out.
The screen returns back to the
screen where voice recognition was
initiated.
The Back Command
Say “Back” or press the Back button
to go to the previous screen.
If in voice recognition, and “Back” is
stated all the way through to the
initial screen, then “Back” is stated
one more time, the voice recognition
session will cancel.
Help
Say “Help” on any voice recognition
screen and the help prompt for the
screen is played. Additionally, a
pop-up displays a text version of the
help prompt. Depending on how
voice recognition was initiated, the
Help pop-up will either display on
the instrument cluster or the
infotainment screen. Press the
Dismiss button to make the pop-up
go away.
Pressing g while the help prompt is
playing will terminate the prompt
and a beep will be heard. Doing this
will stop the help prompt so that a
voice command can be used.
Voice Recognition for the
Radio
Select the g screen button to
launch audio voice recognition.
If the voice button is pressed in a
radio screen, the voice commands
for radio and media features are
available.
“Switch to AM” : Switch bands to
AM and tune to the last AM radio
station.
“Switch to FM” : Switch bands to
FM and tune to the last FM radio
station.
“Switch to SXM” : Switch bands to
SiriusXM (if equipped) and tune to
the last SiriusXM channel.
“Tune to <AM frequency> AM” :
Tune to the radio station whose
frequency is identified in the
command (like “nine fifty”).
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“Tune to <FM frequency> FM” :
Tune to the radio station whose
frequency is identified in the
command (like “one o one
point one”).
“Play Album” : Begin a dialog to
enter a specific album name.
“Play Chapter” : Begin a dialog to
enter a specific name.
“Play Album <album name>” :
Begin playback of the identified
album name in the command.
“Play Chapter <chapter name>” :
Begin playback of the media
selection identified in the command.
“Tune to SXM <SXM channel
number>” : Tune to the SiriusXM (if
equipped) radio station whose
channel number is identified in the
command.
“Play Song” : Begin a dialog to
enter a specific song name.
“Play Audiobook” : Begin a dialog
to enter a specific name.
“Play Song <song name>” : Begin
playback of the identified song
name in the command.
“Play Audiobook <audiobook
name>” : Begin playback of the
media selection identified in the
command.
“Tune to SXM <SXM channel
name>” : Tune to the SiriusXM (if
equipped) radio station whose
channel name is identified in the
command.
Voice Recognition for Audio
My Media
If browsing My Media when the
voice button is selected, the voice
recognition commands for My Media
features are available.
“Play Artist” : Begin a dialog to
enter a specific Artist name.
“Play Artist <artist name>” :
Begin playback of the media
selection identified in the command.
“Play Genre” : Begin a dialog to
enter a specific genre.
“Play Genre <genre name>” :
Begin playback of the media
selection identified in the command.
“Play CD Track <track
number>” : Begin playback of the
CD at the track identified in the
command.
“Play Playlist” : Begin a dialog to
enter a specific playlist name.
“Play Episode” : Begin a dialog to
enter a specific name.
“Play Playlist <playlist name>” :
Begin playback of the identified
playlist in the command.
“Play Episode <episode
name>” : Begin playback of the
media selection identified in the
command.
“Play <device name>” : Play
music from a specific device
identified by name. The device
name is the name displayed on the
screen when the device is first
selected as an audio source.
“Play Podcast” : Begin a dialog to
enter a specific name.
“Play Podcast <podcast
name>” : Begin playback of the
media selection identified in the
command.
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“Play Video” : Begin a dialog to
enter a specific name.
“Play Video <video name>” :
Begin playback of the media
selection identified in the command.
“My Media” : Begin a dialog to
enter the desired media content.
Handling Large Amounts of Media
Content
It is expected that large amounts of
media content will be brought into
the vehicle. It may be necessary to
handle large amounts of media
content in a different way than
smaller amounts of media. The
system may limit the options of
voice recognition by not allowing
selection of song titles by voice at
the highest level if the number of
songs exceeds the maximum limit.
Voice command option changes
through media content limits are:
. Song files including other
individual files of all media types
such as audiobook chapters,
podcast episodes, and videos.
.
Album type folders including
types such as albums and
audiobooks.
There are no restrictions if the
number of song files and albums is
less than 4,000. When the number
of song files connected to the
system is between 4,000 and 8,000,
the content cannot be accessed
directly with one command like
“Play <song name>.”
The restriction is that the command
“Play Song” must be spoken first;
the system will then ask for the song
name. The reply command would be
to say the name of the song to play.
Similar limits exist for album
content. If there are more than
4,000 albums, but less than 8,000,
the content cannot be accessed
directly with one command like,
“Play <album name>.” The
command “Play Album” must first be
spoken; the system will then ask for
the album name. The reply would
be to say the name of the album
to play.
Once the number of songs has
exceeded approximately 8,000,
there is no support for accessing the
songs directly through voice
commands. There will still be
access to the media content by
using commands for playlists,
artists, and genres.
The access commands for playlists,
artists, and genres are prohibited
after the number of this type of
media exceeds 4,000.
The system will provide feedback
the first time voice recognition is
initiated if it has become apparent
that any of these limits are reached
during a device initializing process.
Voice Recognition for the
Phone
“Call <contact name>” : Initiate a
call to an entered contact. The
command may include location if
the contact has location numbers
stored.
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“Call <contact name> At Home,”
“At Work,” “On Mobile,” or “On
Other” : Initiate a call to an entered
contact and location at home, at
work, on mobile device, or on
another phone.
command “Delete” will remove the
last group of digits and allow them
to be re-entered. Once the entire
number has been entered, the
command “Call” will start dialing the
number.
“Call <phone number>” : Initiate a
call to a standard phone number
seven or 10 digits in length, and
also 911, 411, or 611.
“Voice Mail” : Initiate a call to voice
mail numbers.
“Pair Phone” : Begins the
Bluetooth pairing process. Follow
instructions on the radio display.
Voice Recognition for OnStar
(If Equipped)
“OnStar” : Begin OnStar Voice
Recognition.
“Switch Phone” : Select a different
phone for outgoing calls.
Bluetooth Speech Recognition
(If Equipped)
“Voice Keypad” : Begins a dialog
to enter special numbers like
international numbers. The numbers
can be entered in groups of digits
with each group of digits being
repeated back by the system. If the
group of digits is not correct, the
Voice Pass-Thru allows access to
the speech recognition commands
on the cell phone. See your cell
phone manufacturer’s user guide to
see if the cell phone supports this
feature.
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Activating this function will start the
Bluetooth Speech Recognition on a
connected phone.
The steering wheel controls are
used to operate this function.
Press and hold g to activate.
A voice session begins so that voice
commands can be given to Siri® or
many other controls provided by the
cell phone.
Press @ to exit or press i to
close and return to the previous
application prior to the start of Voice
Pass-Thru.
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duplicate or rarely used entries.
If possible, program speed dial
or other shortcuts.
Phone
Bluetooth (Overview)
Instructions for using the cell phone
may differ between infotainment
systems. The base radio and base
radio with touchscreen instructions
are included in this manual. See the
infotainment manual for instructions
on the uplevel radios.
Bluetooth-capable systems 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
.
Review the controls and
operation of the infotainment
system.
.
Pair cell phone(s) to the vehicle.
The system may not work with
all cell phones. See “Pairing” in
this section.
.
If the cell phone has voice
dialing capability, learn to use
that feature to access the
address book or contact list.
.
See “Deleting a Paired Phone”
and/or “Deleting a Bluetooth
Device” in this section.
{ 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 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.
Vehicles with a Bluetooth system
can use a Bluetooth-capable cell
phone with a Hands-Free Profile to
make and receive phone calls. The
infotainment system and voice
recognition are used to control the
system. The system can be used
while in ON/RUN or ACC/
ACCESSORY. 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 Bluetooth system. For U.S.
and Canada only, see www.gm.com/
bluetooth for more information about
compatible phones.
Bluetooth Controls
Use the buttons on the instrument
panel, faceplate, and the steering
wheel to operate the Bluetooth
system.
Steering Wheel Controls
g : Press to answer incoming calls,
confirm system information, and
start voice recognition.
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i : Press to end a call, reject a
Voice Recognition
Bluetooth Audio Quality
call, or cancel an operation. Press
to mute or unmute the infotainment
system.
If equipped, the voice recognition
system uses commands to control
the system and dial phone numbers.
Infotainment System Controls
Noise : The system may not
recognize voice commands if there
is too much background noise, such
as noise from open windows or loud
talking inside the vehicle.
Turn off the Echo and Noise
cancellation feature on your phone,
if supported, for the best hands-free
performance.
For information about how to
navigate the menu system using the
infotainment controls, see Overview
(Base Radio with Touchscreen)
0 183 or Overview (Base
Radio) 0 184.
MENU : Turn to scroll through a list.
Press to select the highlighted list
option.
{ : Press to go to the Home Page.
See Home Page (Base Radio)
0 186 or Home Page (Base Radio
with Touchscreen) 0 188.
PHONE or # : Select to enter the
phone main menu. See Bluetooth
(Voice Recognition - Base Radio)
0 221 or Bluetooth (Infotainment
Controls - Base Radio) 0 217 or
Bluetooth (Overview) 0 216 or
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls Base Radio with
Touchscreen) 0 226.
When to Speak : A tone sounds to
indicate that the system is ready for
a voice command. Wait for the tone
and then speak.
How to Speak : Speak clearly in a
calm and natural voice.
Audio System
When using the Bluetooth system,
sound comes through the vehicle's
front audio system speakers and
overrides the audio system. Use the
O knob during a call to change the
volume level. The system maintains
a minimum volume level.
See www.gm.com/bluetooth for U.S.
and Canada only.
Bluetooth (Infotainment
Controls - Base Radio)
For information about how to
navigate the menu system using the
infotainment controls, see Overview
(Base Radio with Touchscreen)
0 183 or Overview (Base
Radio) 0 184.
Switching to Handset or
Hands-Free Mode
To switch between handset mode
and hands-free mode, use the
OnStar command, “transfer call.”
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
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your cell phone manufacturer's user
guide for Bluetooth functions before
pairing the cell phone. If a Bluetooth
phone is not connected, calls can
be made using OnStar Hands-Free
Calling, if available. See OnStar
Overview 0 486, if equipped.
Pairing Information
. Up to five cell phones can be
paired to the Bluetooth system.
. The pairing process is disabled
when the vehicle is moving.
. Pairing only needs to be
completed once per phone,
unless the pairing information on
the cell phone changes or the
cell phone is deleted from the
system.
. Only one paired cell phone can
be connected to the Bluetooth
system at a time.
. 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 newly
paired to the system. To connect
to a different paired phone, see
“Connecting to a Different
Phone” later in this section.
Pairing a Phone or Device
1. From the Home Page, turn the
MENU knob to access the
PHONE screen button, then
press the MENU knob to select
the PHONE screen button. If a
device has been previously
paired, the main Phone menu
will be shown. If no devices
have been paired, Step 2 can
be skipped.
2. Turn the MENU knob and
press to select Manage
Phones.
3. Press the button just below the
PAIR screen button. A four-digit
Personal Identification Number
(PIN) appears on the display.
The PIN is used in Step 5.
4. Start the pairing process on the
cell phone to be paired to the
vehicle. See your cell phone
manufacturer's user guide for
information on this process.
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. If a six
digit code is shown on the
phone and the vehicle screen,
confirm the codes are the
same. The system recognizes
the new connected phone after
the pairing process is
complete.
6. If the phone prompts to accept
connection or allow phone
book download, select Always
Accept and Allow. The phone
book may not be available if
not accepted.
7. Repeat Steps 1–6 to pair
additional phones or devices.
Listing All Paired and Connected
Phones
1. To list all paired devices, from
the Home Page turn the MENU
knob, then press to select the
PHONE screen button.
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2. Turn the MENU knob and
press to select Manage
Phones.
Deleting a Paired Phone
1. From the Home Page, turn the
MENU knob, then press to
select the PHONE screen
button.
2. Turn the MENU knob and
press to select Manage
Phones.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the phone to be
deleted.
4. Press the button below the
DELETE screen button to
delete the highlighted device.
5. A confirmation screen is
displayed. Press the button just
below the DELETE screen
button to confirm deletion.
Connecting to a Different Phone
1. From the Home Page, turn the
MENU knob, then press to
select the PHONE screen
button.
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2. Turn the MENU knob and
press to select Manage
Phones.
Manage Phones : Turn the MENU
knob to highlight Manage Phones
and press to select.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the phone to be
connected.
Making a Call Using Contacts
and Recent Calls
4. Press the button just below the
CONNECT screen button to
connect to the highlighted
device.
Phone Menu
Once a phone is connected and
selected, the following may display:
Recent Calls : Turn the MENU
knob to highlight Recent Calls and
press to select.
Contacts : Turn the MENU knob to
highlight Contacts and press to
select.
Keypad : Turn the MENU knob to
highlight Keypad and press to
select.
Active Call : Turn the MENU knob
to highlight Active Call and press to
select and display the active call
screen.
For cell phones that support the
Contacts and Recent Calls feature,
the Bluetooth system can use the
contacts stored on your cell phone
to make calls. See your cell phone
manufacturer’s user guide or
contact your wireless provider to
find out if this feature is supported
by your phone.
If the phone prompts to allow phone
book download during the pairing
process, select Always Accept and
Allow. The phone book may not be
available if not accepted.
When a cell phone supports the
phone book feature, the Contacts
and Recent Calls menus are
automatically available.
The Contacts menu allows you to
access the phone book stored in the
cell phone to make a call.
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The Recent Calls menu allows you
to access the phone numbers from
the Incoming Calls, Outgoing Calls,
and Missed Calls menus on the cell
phone to make a call.
To make a call using the
Contacts menu:
1. From the Home Page, turn the
MENU knob, then press to
select the PHONE screen
button.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight Contacts and press to
select.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the letter group and
press to select.
4. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the contact and press
to select.
5. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the desired number,
then press the MENU knob to
call the contact.
To make a call using the Recent
Calls menu:
1. From the Home Page, turn the
MENU knob, then press to
select the PHONE screen
button.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight Recent Calls and
press to select.
If necessary, select between
Missed, Recent, and Sent calls
by pressing the button below
the appropriate screen button.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the contact or the
phone number.
4. Press the MENU knob to call
the contact.
2. Turn the MENU knob and
press to select Keypad.
3. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the first digit and
press to select. Continue this
process through the number.
To call, press the button just
below the CALL screen button.
Accepting or Declining a Call
When an incoming call is received,
the infotainment system mutes and
a ring tone is heard in the vehicle.
Accepting a Call
To accept a call, do one of the
following:
. Press the button just below the
ANSWER screen button.
Press g on the steering wheel
controls.
Making a Call Using the
Keypad
.
To make a call:
Declining a Call
1. From the Home Page, turn the
MENU knob, then press to
select the PHONE screen
button.
To decline a call, do one of the
following:
. Press the button just below the
IGNORE screen button.
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.
.
Press i on the steering wheel
controls.
Do nothing.
Call Waiting
Call waiting must be supported on
the Bluetooth phone and enabled by
the wireless service carrier to work.
Accepting a Call Waiting Call
To accept a call waiting call, do one
of the following:
. Press the button just below the
SWITCH screen button.
.
Press g on the steering wheel
controls.
Declining a Call Waiting Call
To decline a call waiting call, do one
of the following:
. Press the button just below the
IGNORE screen button.
.
Press i on the steering wheel
controls.
.
Do nothing.
Ending a Call
To end a call, do one of the
following:
. Press the button just below the
END screen button.
Press i on the steering wheel
controls.
.
Dual Tone Multi-Frequency
(DTMF) Tones
The in-vehicle Bluetooth system can
send numbers during a call. This is
used when calling a menu-driven
phone system.
1. When a call is active, press the
button just below the KEYPAD
screen button.
2. Turn the MENU knob to
highlight the first digit and
press to select.
If not initially in the phone
application, from the Home Page,
turn the MENU knob, then press to
select the PHONE screen button.
From the PHONE main menu, turn
the MENU knob to highlight Active
Call and press to select.
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Recognition - Base
Radio)
Using Voice Recognition
To use voice recognition, press g
on the steering wheel. Use the
commands below for the various
voice features. For additional
information, say “Help” while you
are in a voice recognition menu.
Pairing
Pairing a Phone
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
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 your cell phone
manufacturer's user guide.
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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. The
system may respond with a six
digit code to be confirmed on
the cell phone (instead of
entering a four digit code),
check that the same digits are
shown on the cell phone and
say "Yes" to confirm. Select
Confirm on the cell phone as
well. 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 g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
3. Say “List.”
Deleting a Paired Phone
If the phone name to delete is
unknown, see “Listing All Paired
and Connected Phones.”
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
Connecting to a Different Phone
To connect to a different cell phone,
the Bluetooth system looks for the
next available cell phone in the
order in which all available cell
phones were paired. This may need
to be repeated depending on how
many cell phones have been
connected.
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
3. Say “Change phone.”
. If another cell phone is
found, the response will be
“<Phone name> is now
connected.”
This can be repeated to
connect any of the up to
five paired phones.
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
3. Say “Delete.” The system asks
for which phone to delete.
4. Say the name of the phone to
delete.
.
If another cell phone is not
found, the original phone
remains connected.
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Storing and Deleting Phone
Numbers
directions given by the system
to save a name tag for this
number.
The following commands are used
to delete and store phone numbers.
Using the “Digit Store” Command
Store : This command will store a
phone number, or a group of
numbers as a name tag.
If an unwanted number is
recognized by the system, say
“Correction” at any time to clear the
last number.
Digit Store : This command allows
a phone number to be stored as a
name tag by entering the digits one
at a time.
To hear all of the digits recognized
by the system, say “Verify” at
any time.
Delete : This command is used to
delete individual name tags.
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
Delete All Name Tags : This
command deletes all stored name
tags in the Hands-Free Calling
Directory and the Destinations
Directory.
2. Say “Digit Store.”
Using the “Store” Command
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Store.”
3. Say the entire phone number
or a group of digits all at once
with no pauses, then follow the
3. Say each digit, one at a time.
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 “Store,” and then follow the
directions given by the system
to save a name tag for this
number.
Using the “Delete” Command
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
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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
Destinations Directory.
To delete all name tags:
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Delete all name tags.”
Listing Stored Numbers
The list command will list all the
stored numbers and name tags.
Using the “List” Command
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Directory.”
3. Say “Hands-Free Calling.”
4. Say “List.”
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Making a Call
Calling Emergency
Calls can be made using the
following commands.
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
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.
Re-dial : This command is used to
dial the last number used on the cell
phone.
Using the “Dial” or “Call”
Command
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Dial” or “Call.”
3. Say the entire number without
pausing or say the name tag.
Once connected, the person called
will be heard through the audio
speakers.
3. Say [emergency number].
4. Say “Dial” or “Call.”
Using the “Digit Dial” Command
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
“Correction” at any time to clear the
last number.
To hear all of the numbers
recognized by the system, say
“Verify” at any time.
3. Say each digit, one at a time.
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 g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. After the tone, say “Re-dial.”
The system dials the last
number called from the
connected cell phone.
Once connected, the person called
will be heard through the audio
speakers.
Receiving a Call
1. Press g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
When an incoming call is received,
the audio system mutes and a ring
tone is heard in the vehicle.
2. Say “Digit Dial.”
.
.
g to answer the call.
Press i to ignore a call.
Press
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Call Waiting
Call waiting must be supported on
the cell phone and enabled by the
wireless service carrier.
Press g to answer an incoming
call when another call is active.
The original call is placed
on hold.
.
.
Press g again to return to the
original call.
.
To ignore the incoming call, no
action is required.
.
Press i to disconnect the
current call and switch to the call
on hold.
Three-Way Calling
Three-way calling must be
supported on the cell phone and
enabled by the wireless service
carrier.
1. While on a call, press
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 g to link all callers
together.
Ending a Call
Press
i to end a 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.
To Transfer Audio from the
Bluetooth System to a Cell Phone
During a call with the audio in the
vehicle:
1. Press
g.
2. Say “Transfer Call.”
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To Transfer Audio to the Bluetooth
System from a Cell Phone
During a call with the audio on the
cell phone, press 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.
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 g. The system responds
“Ready,” followed by a tone.
2. Say “Bluetooth.”
3. Say “Voice.” The system
responds “OK, accessing
<phone name>.”
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The cell phone's normal prompt
messages will go through their cycle
according to the phone's operating
instructions.
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 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 phone pairing
information. For information on how
to delete this information, see
“Deleting a Paired Phone.”
Bluetooth (Infotainment
Controls - Base Radio
with Touchscreen)
To use infotainment controls to
access the menu system, see
Overview (Base Radio with
Touchscreen) 0 183 or Overview
(Base Radio) 0 184.
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
your 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 available. See OnStar
Overview 0 486.
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 10 cell phones can be
paired to the Bluetooth system.
. 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.
. Only one paired cell phone can
be connected to the Bluetooth
system at a time.
. 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.
When the Bluetooth device and
infotainment system are
successfully paired, the phone book
is downloaded automatically. This is
dependent on the type of the phone
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paired. If the automatic download
does not occur, proceed with the
phone book download on the
phone.
Pairing a Phone - SSP and No
Paired Device
When there is no paired device on
the infotainment system and Simple
Secure Pairing (SSP) is supported:
1. Press
{.
2. Touch PHONE, press # on the
faceplate, or press g on the
steering wheel without OnStar.
3. Touch Search Device.
4. Touch the desired device to
pair on the searched list
screen.
Z / 5 indicates the hands-free
Pairing a Phone - SSP and Paired
Device
.
When a paired device is on the
infotainment system and SSP is
supported:
.
5 indicates only the hands-free
function is enabled.
.
Z indicates only Bluetooth
music is enabled.
1. Press
{.
2. Touch Settings.
and phone music functions are
enabled.
3. Touch Bluetooth, then Device
Management.
Pairing a Phone - No SSP and No
Paired Device
4. Touch the desired device to
pair. When the Bluetooth
device and infotainment system
are successfully paired, Z / 5
is displayed on the pair device
screen. If no desired device is
available go to Step 5.
When there is no paired device on
the infotainment system and SSP is
not supported:
5. Touch Search Device to search
for the desired device.
5. Touch Yes on the pop-up
screen of the Bluetooth device
and infotainment system.
6. When the Bluetooth device and
infotainment system are
successfully paired, the phone
screen is displayed on the
infotainment system.
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6. Touch the desired device to
pair on the searched list
screen.
7. Touch Yes on the pop-up
screen of the Bluetooth device
and infotainment system.
.
The connected phone is
highlighted by 5.
1. Press
{.
2. Touch PHONE, press # on the
faceplate, or press g on the
steering wheel without OnStar.
3. Touch Search Device.
4. Touch the desired device to
pair on the searched list
screen.
5. Input the Personal
Identification Number (PIN)
code (default: 1234) to the
Bluetooth device. When the
Bluetooth device and
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are successfully paired, Z / 5
is displayed on the pair device
screen. If no desired device is
available go to Step 5.
infotainment system are
successfully paired, the
PHONE screen is displayed on
the infotainment system.
When the connection fails, a failure
message is displayed on the
infotainment system.
5. Touch Search Device to search
for the desired device.
If a Bluetooth device was previously
connected, the infotainment system
executes the auto connection.
However, if the Bluetooth setting on
the Bluetooth device is turned off, a
failure message is displayed on the
infotainment system.
Pairing a Phone - No SSP and
Paired Device
When a paired device is on the
infotainment system and SSP is not
supported:
1. Press
.
{.
2. Touch Settings.
.
4. Touch the desired device to
pair. When the Bluetooth
device and infotainment system
.
Z indicates only Bluetooth
music is enabled.
Connecting a Paired Bluetooth
Device
1. Press
{.
6. Touch the desired device to
pair on the searched list
screen.
2. Touch Settings.
7. Input the Personal
Identification Number (PIN)
code (default: 1234) to the
Bluetooth device. When the
Bluetooth device and
infotainment system are
successfully paired, Z / 5 is
displayed on the pair device
screen.
4. Touch the device to be
connected.
The connected phone is
highlighted by 5.
Z / 5 indicates the hands-free
and phone music functions are
enabled.
3. Touch Bluetooth, then Device
Management.
.
5 indicates only the hands-free
function is enabled.
3. Touch Bluetooth, then Device
Management.
Checking the Bluetooth
Connection
1. Press
{.
2. Touch Settings.
3. Touch Bluetooth, then Device
Management.
4. The paired device will show.
Disconnecting a Bluetooth Device
1. Press
{.
2. Touch Settings.
3. Touch Bluetooth, then Device
Management.
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4. Touch the name of the device
to be disconnected.
.
5. Touch Disconnect.
Deleting a Bluetooth Device
1. Press
.
{.
2. Touch Settings.
.
3. Touch Bluetooth, then Device
Management.
4. Touch the device to delete.
5. Touch Y.
6. Touch Delete.
Bluetooth Music
Before playing Bluetooth music,
read the following information.
. A cell phone or Bluetooth device
that supports Advanced Audio
Distribution Profile (A2DP)
versions over 1.2 must be
registered and connected to the
product.
. From the cell phone or Bluetooth
device, find the Bluetooth device
type to set/connect the item as a
stereo headset.
.
e will appear on the screen if
the stereo headset is
successfully connected.
The sound played by the
Bluetooth device is delivered
through the infotainment system.
Bluetooth music can be played
only when a Bluetooth device
has been connected. To play
Bluetooth music, connect the
Bluetooth phone to the
infotainment system.
If the Bluetooth device is
disconnected while playing
phone music, the music is
discontinued. The audio
streaming function may not be
supported in some Bluetooth
phones. Only one function can
be used at a time between the
Bluetooth hands-free or Phone
music function. For example,
if you convert to Bluetooth
hands-free while playing Phone
music, the music is
discontinued. Playing music from
the car is not possible when
there are no music files stored in
the cell phone.
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Playing Bluetooth Music
1. Press
{.
2. Touch AUDIO.
3. Touch Source.
4. Touch Bluetooth.
Pause
j to pause.
Touch r to resume.
Touch
Playing the Next Song
Touch
l.
Playing the Previous Song
Touch g within two seconds of
playback time to play the
previous song.
Returning to the Beginning of the
Current Song
Touch g after two seconds of
playback time.
Search
Touch and hold
or fast forward.
g or l to rewind
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.
If the Bluetooth music playback
is not functioning, then check to
see if the bluetooth device is in
the waiting screen mode.
This function may not be supported
depending on the bluetooth device.
.
Sounds may be cut off during
the Bluetooth music playback.
Do not change the track too quickly
when playing Bluetooth music.
.
The infotainment system outputs
the audio from the cell phone or
Bluetooth device as it is
transmitted.
Playing Music Randomly
Touch Z during playback. Touch
again to return to normal play.
Conditions that may occur when
playing Bluetooth music:
. It takes time to transmit data
from the bluetooth device to the
infotainment system.
. If the cell phone or Bluetooth
device is not in the waiting
screen mode, it may not
automatically play.
. The infotainment system
transmits the order to play from
the bluetooth device in the
Bluetooth music play mode.
If this is done in a different
mode, then the device transmits
the order to stop. Depending on
the bluetooth device options, this
order to play/stop may take time
to activate.
Apple CarPlay and
Android Auto
If equipped, Android Auto™ and/or
Apple CarPlay™ capability may be
available through a compatible
smartphone. If available, a
PROJECTION icon will appear as
Android Auto or Car Play on the
Home Page of the infotainment
display.
To use Android Auto and/or Apple
CarPlay:
1. Download the Android Auto
app to your phone from the
Google™ Play store. There is
no app required for Apple
CarPlay. Use the latest
available operation system.
2. Connect your Android phone or
Apple iPhone by using the
compatible phone USB cable
and plugging into a USB data
port. For best performance, use
the device’s factory-provided
USB cable. Aftermarket or
third-party cables may
not work.
The PROJECTION icon on the
Home Page will change to Android
Auto or Apple CarPlay depending
on the phone. Android Auto and/or
Apple CarPlay may automatically
launch upon USB connection. If not,
touch the ANDROID AUTO and/or
APPLE CARPLAY icon on the
Home Page to launch.
For further information on how
to set up Android Auto and Apple
CarPlay in the vehicle, see
www.my.chevrolet.com for the U.S.
and www.chevroletowner.ca for
Canada only or Customer
Assistance Offices 0 474.
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Android Auto is provided by Google
and is subject to Google’s terms
and privacy policy. CarPlay is
provided by Apple and is subject to
Apple’s terms and privacy policy.
For Android Auto support see
https://support.google.com/
androidauto or Apple CarPlay
support at https://www.apple.com/
ios/carplay/. Apple or Google may
change or suspend availability at
any time. Android Auto is a
trademark of Google Inc.; Apple
CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc.
Trademarks and
License Agreements
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iPod shuffle®, and iPod touch® are
trademarks of Apple Inc., registered
in the U.S. and other countries.
FCC Information
See Radio Frequency
Statement 0 482.
"Made for iPod" and "Made for
iPhone" mean that an electronic
accessory has been designed to
connect specifically to iPod or
iPhone and has been certified by
the developer to meet Apple
performance standards. Apple is not
responsible for the operation of this
device or its compliance with safety
and regulatory standards. Please
note that the use of this accessory
with iPod or iPhone may affect
wireless performance. iPhone®,
iPod®, iPod classic®, iPod nano®,
Fees and Taxes: Subscription fee,
taxes, one time activation fee, and
other fees may apply. Subscription
fee is consumer only. All fees and
programming subject to change.
Subscriptions subject to Customer
Agreement available at
www.siriusxm.com. SiriusXM®
service only available in the
48 contiguous United States and
Canada.
In Canada: Some deterioration of
service may occur in extreme
northern latitudes. This is beyond
the control of SiriusXM® Satellite
Radio.
Explicit Language Notice: Channels
with frequent explicit language are
indicated with an “XL” preceding the
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channel name. Channel blocking is
available for SiriusXM Satellite
Radio receivers by notifying
SiriusXM:
. USA Customers — See
www.siriusxm.com or call
1-866-635–2349.
. Canadian Customers — See
www.xmradio.ca or call
1-877-209-0079.
It is prohibited to copy, decompile,
disassemble, reverse engineer,
hack, manipulate, or otherwise
make available any technology or
software incorporated in receivers
compatible with the SiriusXM®
Satellite Radio System or that
support the SiriusXM website, the
Online Service or any of its content.
Furthermore, the AMBER voice
compression software included in
this product is protected by
intellectual property rights including
patent rights, copyrights, and trade
secrets of Digital Voice
Systems, Inc.
General Requirements:
1. A License Agreement from
SiriusXM® is required for any
product that incorporates
SiriusXM Technology and/or for
use of any of the SiriusXM
marks to be manufactured,
distributed, or marketed in the
SiriusXM Service Area.
2. For products to be distributed,
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Canada, a separate agreement
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as SiriusXM Canada).
Other Information
The Bluetooth® word mark and
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Other trademarks and trade names
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The software from Gracenote (the
"Gracenote Software") enables this
application to do disc or file
identification and obtain
music-related information, including
name, artist, track, and title
information ("Gracenote Data") from
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Climate Controls
Climate Control Systems
Climate Control Systems
Climate Control Systems (with Heater Only)
Climate Control Systems (with
Heater Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
Climate Control Systems (with
Air Conditioning) . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Dual Automatic Climate
Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
237
With this system, the heating and ventilation can be controlled.
Air Vents
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Maintenance
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
1. Fan Control
9 : Turn clockwise or
2. Air Recirculation
counterclockwise to increase or
decrease the fan speed. Turn the
knob all the way counterclockwise
to turn the fan off.
3. Air Delivery Mode Controls
4. Defrost
5. TEMP (Temperature Control)
TEMP : Turn clockwise or
counterclockwise to increase or
decrease the temperature inside the
vehicle.
Air Delivery Mode Controls :
Press Y, \, [ , or - to change
the direction of the airflow. An
indicator light comes on in the
selected mode button.
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Y : Air is directed to the instrument
panel outlets.
\ : Air is divided between the
Climate Control Systems (with Air Conditioning)
With this system the heating, cooling, and ventilation can be controlled.
instrument panel and floor outlets.
[ : Air is directed to the floor
outlets, with some air directed to the
windshield, side window, and
second row floor outlets.
- : This mode clears the windows
of fog or moisture. Air is directed to
the windshield, floor outlets, and
side window vents.
0 : Press to clear the windshield
of fog or frost more quickly. Air is
directed to the windshield and the
side window vents. The system
automatically forces outside air into
the vehicle.
1. Fan Control
Do not drive the vehicle until all the
windows are clear.
4. Defrost
2. A/C (Air Conditioning)
3. Air Delivery Mode Controls
See Air Vents 0 243.
5. TEMP (Temperature Control)
@ : Press to turn on recirculation.
6.
An indicator light comes on. Air is
recirculated to quickly cool the
inside of the vehicle. It can also be
used to help reduce outside air and
odors that enter the vehicle.
K (Rear Window Defogger, If
Equipped)
f (Outside Heated Mirror, If
Equipped)
8 (Outside Air, If Equipped)
7.
@ Air Recirculation
TEMP : Turn clockwise or
counterclockwise to increase or
decrease the temperature inside the
vehicle.
9 : Turn clockwise or
counterclockwise to increase or
decrease the fan speed. Turn the
knob all the way counterclockwise
to turn the fan off.
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See Air Vents 0 243.
Rear Window Defogger
Y : Air is directed to the instrument
panel outlets.
@ : Press to turn on recirculation.
An indicator light comes on. Air is
recirculated to quickly cool the
inside of the vehicle. It can also be
used to help reduce outside air and
odors that enter the vehicle.
K : If equipped, press to turn the
rear window defogger on or off. An
indicator light on the button comes
on to show that the rear window
defogger is on.
\ : Air is divided between the
8 : If equipped, press to turn the
Air Delivery Mode Controls :
Press Y, \, [ , or - to change
the direction of the airflow. An
indicator light comes on in the
selected mode button.
instrument panel and floor outlets.
[ : Air is directed to the floor
outlets, with some air directed to the
windshield and side window outlets.
- : This mode clears the windows
of fog or moisture. Air is directed to
the windshield, floor outlets, and
side window vents.
0 : Press to clear the windshield
of fog or frost more quickly. Air is
directed to the windshield and the
side window vents. The system
automatically forces outside air into
the vehicle and the air conditioning
compressor will run, unless the
outside temperature is close to
freezing.
Do not drive the vehicle until all the
windows are clear.
outside air mode on. An indicator
light on the button comes on to
show that outside is on. When
selected, air from outside the
vehicle circulates throughout the
vehicle. The recirculation mode
cannot be used with the outside
air mode.
f : If equipped, press to turn the
heated mirrors on or off. See
Heated Mirrors 0 49.
A/C : Press to turn the air
conditioning system on or off. An
indicator light comes on to show
that the air conditioning is enabled.
If the fan is turned off, the air
conditioner will not run. The A/C
light will stay on even if the outside
temperatures are below freezing.
The rear window defogger only
works when the ignition is in ON/
RUN. The defogger turns off if the
ignition is turned to ACC/
ACCESSORY or LOCK/OFF.
If equipped with heated outside
mirrors, they turn on when the rear
window defogger button is on. They
help to clear fog or frost from the
surface of the mirrors.
Caution
Using a razor blade or sharp
object to clear the inside rear
window can damage the rear
window defogger. Repairs would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Do not clear the inside
rear window with sharp objects.
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Dual Automatic Climate Control System
Automatic Operation
With this system the heating, cooling, and ventilation in the vehicle can be
controlled.
The system automatically controls
the fan speed, air delivery, air
conditioning, and recirculation in
order to heat or cool the vehicle to
the desired temperature.
For an eAssist vehicle, see the Silverado/Sierra eAssist supplement.
When the indicator light is on, the
system is in full automatic operation.
If the air delivery mode or fan
setting is manually adjusted, the
auto indicator turns off and displays
will show the selected settings.
To place the system in
automatic mode:
1. Press AUTO.
2. Set the driver and passenger
temperature.
1. Driver Temperature Control
2. A/C (Air Conditioning)
7. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
3. Air Delivery Mode Controls
8. Rear Window Defogger
4. Fan Control
9. Power Button
5. Defrost
10. Air Recirculation
6. Passenger Temperature
Control
11. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
To find your comfort setting,
start with 22 °C (72 °F) and
allow the system time to
stabilize. Then adjust the
temperature as needed for best
comfort.
To improve fuel efficiency and to
cool the vehicle faster, recirculation
may be automatically selected in
warm weather.
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The recirculation light will not come
on when automatically controlled.
Press @ to manually select
recirculation; press it again to select
outside air.
Driver and Passenger
Temperature Control : The
temperature can be adjusted
separately for the driver and
passenger.
Changing the mode cancels the
automatic operation and the system
goes into manual mode. Press
AUTO to return to automatic
operation.
Do not cover the solar sensor on the
top of the instrument panel near the
windshield. This sensor regulates
air temperature based on sun load.
See “Sensors” later in this section.
Turn the knob clockwise or
counterclockwise to increase or
decrease the driver or passenger
temperature setting.
Y : Air is directed to the instrument
panel outlets.
Manual Operation
O : Press to turn the climate control
system on or off. Outside air still
enters the vehicle, and is directed to
the floor. This direction can be
changed by pressing the air
delivery mode.
9 : Turn clockwise or
counterclockwise to increase or
decrease the fan speed. Press the
knob to turn the fan off.
Press AUTO to return to automatic
operation.
SYNC : Press to link the passenger
temperature setting to the driver
setting. The SYNC indicator light will
turn on. When the passenger setting
is adjusted, the SYNC indicator light
is off.
The driver side or passenger side
temperature display shows the
temperature setting increasing or
decreasing.
Air Delivery Mode Control :
Press Y, \, [ , or - to change
the direction of the airflow. An
indicator light comes on in the
selected mode button.
\ : Air is divided between the
instrument panel and floor outlets.
Some air is directed toward the
windshield and side window outlets.
[ : Air is directed to the floor
outlets, with some to the windshield,
side window outlets, and second
row floor outlets.
- : This mode clears the windows
of fog or moisture. Air is directed to
the windshield, floor outlets, and
side window vents. The system
automatically forces outside air into
the vehicle and the air conditioning
compressor will run, unless the
outside temperature is close to
freezing.
0 : Press to clear the windshield
of fog or frost more quickly. Air is
directed to the windshield and the
side window vents. The air
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conditioning compressor also comes
on, unless the outside temperature
is below freezing.
Do not drive the vehicle until all
windows are clear.
See Air Vents 0 243.
A/C : Press to turn the air
conditioning system on or off. An
indicator light comes on to show
that the air conditioning is enabled.
If the fan is turned off, the air
conditioner will not run. The A/C
light will stay on even if the outside
temperatures are below freezing.
@ : Press to turn on recirculation.
An indicator light comes on. Air is
recirculated to quickly cool the
inside of the vehicle. It can also be
used to help reduce outside air and
odors that enter the vehicle. The air
conditioning compressor also comes
on when this mode is activated.
Rear Window Defogger
The rear window defogger uses a
warming grid to remove fog from the
rear window.
K : Press to turn the rear window
defogger on or off. An indicator light
on the button comes on to show that
the rear window defogger is on.
Sensors
The rear window defogger only
works when the ignition is in ON/
RUN. The defogger turns off if the
ignition is turned to ACC/
ACCESSORY or LOCK/OFF.
Caution
Using a razor blade or sharp
object to clear the inside rear
window can damage the rear
window defogger. Repairs would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Do not clear the inside
rear window with sharp objects.
Heated Mirror : If equipped with
heated outside rearview mirrors,
press K to heat the mirrors. See
Heated Mirrors 0 49.
The solar sensor, located 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
including a snow plow, could cause
a false reading in the displayed
temperature.
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Some vehicles may have the
exterior temperature sensor in the
passenger side mirror instead of the
front grille area.
The climate control system uses the
information from these sensors to
maintain comfort settings by
adjusting the outlet temperature, fan
speed, and the 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.
Air Vents
Use the air vents in the center and
on the side of the instrument panel
to direct airflow. Use the
thumbwheels near the air vents to
open or close off the airflow.
Air vents blow warm air on the side
windows in cold weather. If Floor,
Defog, or Defrost modes are
selected, a small amount of air will
come from the vents close to the
window. If the airflow is shut off
using the thumbwheels, warm air
will be directed to the other
instrument panel vents. This is
normal operation.
Use the thumbwheels to turn vent
airflow on or off based on the mode
selected.
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Operation Tips
. Clear away any ice, snow,
or leaves from air inlets at the
base of the windshield that could
block the flow of air into the
vehicle.
. Keep the path under the front
seats clear of objects to help
circulate the air inside of the
vehicle more effectively.
. Use of non-GM approved hood
deflectors can adversely affect
the performance of the system.
Check with your dealer before
adding equipment to the outside
of the vehicle.
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Maintenance
1. Open the lower glove box door
completely.
Passenger Compartment
Air Filter
2. Remove the four screws from
around the lower glove box.
The door does not need to be
removed to access the screws.
The filter reduces the dust, pollen,
and other airborne irritants from
outside air that is pulled into the
vehicle.
The filter should be replaced as part
of routine scheduled maintenance.
See Maintenance Schedule 0 452.
To find out what type of filter to use,
see Maintenance Replacement
Parts 0 464.
4. Release the two tabs holding
the service door. Open the
service door and remove the
old filter.
5. Install the new air filter.
3. Close the lower glove box door
and pull it from its frame to
remove the entire unit.
6. Close the service door and
secure the tabs.
7. Reverse the steps to reinstall
the glove box.
See your dealer if additional
assistance is needed.
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Service
All vehicles have a label underhood
that identifies the refrigerant used in
the vehicle. The refrigerant system
should only be serviced by trained
and certified technicians. The air
conditioning evaporator should
never be repaired or replaced by
one from a salvage vehicle.
It should only be replaced by a new
evaporator to ensure proper and
safe operation.
During service, all refrigerants
should be reclaimed with proper
equipment. Venting refrigerants
directly to the atmosphere is harmful
to the environment and may also
create unsafe conditions based on
inhalation, combustion, frostbite,
or other health-based concerns.
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Driving and
Operating
Driving Information
Distracted Driving . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drunk Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . .
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . .
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Off-Road Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving on Wet Roads . . . . . . . .
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . .
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If the Vehicle Is Stuck . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . .
Truck-Camper Loading
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
247
248
248
248
248
249
250
250
251
255
256
257
258
259
265
Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . 294
271
272
273
275
275
275
275
Engine Exhaust
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Automatic Transmission
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . 277
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Tow/Haul Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Manual Transmission
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . 283
Drive Systems
Starting and Operating
New Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . .
Adjustable Throttle and Brake
Pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . .
Fast Idle System . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Coolant Heater . . . . . . .
Shifting Into Park . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting out of Park . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking (Manual
Transmission) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking over Things
That Burn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Active Fuel Management® . . . .
267
267
268
269
271
Four-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Brakes
Antilock Brake
System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Brake Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Ride Control Systems
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Hill Descent Control (HDC) . . . 297
Locking Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Cruise Control
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Driver Assistance Systems
Driver Assistance Systems . . .
Assistance Systems for
Parking or Backing . . . . . . . . . .
Assistance Systems for
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lane Departure Warning
(LDW) (2500/3500
Series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) (1500
Series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
301
302
304
304
306
307
309
Fuel
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
California Fuel
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Fuels in Foreign Countries . . . 312
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Fuel Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E85 or FlexFuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
312
312
313
Driving Information
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Distraction comes in many forms
and can take your focus from the
task of driving. Exercise good
judgment and do not let other
activities divert your attention away
from the road. Many local
governments have enacted laws
regarding driver distraction. Become
familiar with the local laws in
your area.
Trailer Towing
General Towing
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . .
315
315
318
335
344
Conversions and Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Adding a Snow Plow or Similar
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Pickup Conversion to
Chassis Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Distracted Driving
To avoid distracted driving, keep
your eyes on the road, keep your
hands on the steering wheel, and
focus your attention on driving.
. 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.
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.
Designate a front seat
passenger to handle potential
distractions.
.
Become familiar with vehicle
features before driving, such as
programming favorite radio
stations and adjusting climate
control and seat settings.
Program all trip information into
any navigation device prior to
driving.
.
Wait until the vehicle is parked
to retrieve items that have fallen
to the floor.
.
Stop or park the vehicle to tend
to children.
.
Keep pets in an appropriate
carrier or restraint.
.
Avoid stressful conversations
while driving, whether with a
passenger or on a cell phone.
{ Warning
Taking your eyes off the road too
long or too often could cause a
crash resulting in injury or death.
Focus your attention on driving.
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Refer to the infotainment section for
more information on using that
system and the navigation system,
if equipped, including pairing and
using a cell phone.
Defensive Driving
Defensive driving means “always
expect the unexpected.” The first
step in driving defensively is to wear
the safety belt. See Safety
Belts 0 66.
. Assume that other road users
(pedestrians, bicyclists, and
other drivers) are going to be
careless and make mistakes.
Anticipate what they might do
and be ready.
. Allow enough following distance
between you and the driver in
front of you.
. Focus on the task of driving.
Drunk Driving
Death and injury associated with
drinking and driving is a global
tragedy.
{ Warning
Drinking and then driving is very
dangerous. Your reflexes,
perceptions, attentiveness, and
judgment can be affected by even
a small amount of alcohol. You
can have a serious — or even
fatal — collision if you drive after
drinking.
Do not drink and drive or ride with
a driver who has been drinking.
Ride home in a cab; or if you are
with a group, designate a driver
who will not drink.
Control of a Vehicle
Braking, steering, and accelerating
are important factors in helping to
control a vehicle while driving.
Braking
Braking action involves perception
time and reaction time. Deciding to
push the brake pedal is perception
time. Actually doing it is
reaction time.
Average driver reaction time is
about three-quarters of a second. In
that time, a vehicle moving at
100 km/h (60 mph) travels 20 m
(66 ft), which could be a lot of
distance in an emergency.
Helpful braking tips to keep in mind
include:
. Keep enough distance between
you and the vehicle in front
of you.
. Avoid needless heavy braking.
.
Keep pace with traffic.
If the engine ever stops while the
vehicle is being driven, brake
normally but do not pump the
brakes. Doing so could make the
pedal harder to push down. If the
engine stops, there will be some
power brake assist but it will be
used when the brake is applied.
Once the power assist is used up, it
can take longer to stop and the
brake pedal will be harder to push.
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Steering
Electric Power Steering (1500
Series)
If the vehicle has electric power
steering, it does not have power
steering fluid. Regular maintenance
is not required.
If power steering assist is lost due
to a system malfunction, the vehicle
can be steered, but may require
increased effort. See your dealer if
there is a problem.
If the steering wheel is turned until it
reaches the end of its travel, and is
held in that position for an extended
period of time, power steering assist
may be reduced.
If the steering assist is used for an
extended period of time, power
assist may be reduced.
Normal use of the power steering
assist should return when the
system cools down.
See specific vehicle steering
messages under Steering System
Messages 0 156.
Hydraulic Power Steering
(2500/3500 Series)
(2500/3500 Series – All Regular
Cab, Double Cab/Crew Cab
without Digital Steer Assist)
The power steering system may
require maintenance. See Power
Steering Fluid (1500 Series) 0 375
or Power Steering Fluid (2500/3500
Series) 0 375.
If power steering assist is lost
because the engine stops or the
system malfunctions, the vehicle
can be steered but may require
increased effort. See your dealer.
(2500/3500 Series – Double Cab/
Crew Cab with Digital Steer
Assist)
The vehicle has a Digital Steer
Assist power steering system that
varies the amount of effort required
to steer the vehicle. Less steering
effort is required at slower speeds.
At faster speeds, the steering effort
increases. The system helps the
steering wheel return to center at
low speeds. Pressing the Tow/Haul
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button adjusts steering effort for
driving conditions described in Tow/
Haul Mode 0 282.
The power steering system may
require maintenance. See Power
Steering Fluid (1500 Series) 0 375
or Power Steering Fluid (2500/3500
Series) 0 375.
If power steering assist is lost
because the engine stops or the
system malfunctions, the vehicle
can be steered but may require
increased effort. See your dealer.
Caution
If the steering wheel is turned
until it reaches the end of its
travel, and is held in that position
for more than 15 seconds,
damage may occur to the power
steering system and there may be
loss of power steering assist.
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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.
Off-Road Recovery
Loss of Control
Skidding
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.
3. Turn the steering wheel to go
straight down the roadway.
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.
There are three types of skids that
correspond to the vehicle's three
control systems:
. Braking Skid — wheels are not
rolling.
. Steering or Cornering Skid —
too much speed or steering in a
curve causes tires to slip and
lose cornering force.
. Acceleration Skid — too much
throttle causes the driving
wheels to spin.
Defensive drivers avoid most skids
by taking reasonable care suited to
existing conditions, and by not
overdriving those conditions. But
skids are always possible.
If the vehicle starts to slide, follow
these suggestions:
. Ease your foot off the
accelerator pedal and steer the
way you want the vehicle to go.
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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.
Remember: Antilock brakes help
avoid only the braking skid.
Off-Road Driving
Four-wheel-drive vehicles can be
used for off-road driving. Vehicles
without four-wheel drive and
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vehicles not equipped with All
Terrain (AT) or On-Off Road (OOR)
tires must not be driven off-road
except on a level, solid surface. For
contact information about the
original equipment tires, see the
warranty manual.
.
Read all the information about
four-wheel-drive vehicles in this
manual.
.
Remove any underbody air
deflector, if equipped. Re-attach
the air deflector after off-road
driving.
One of the best ways for successful
off-road driving is to control the
speed.
.
See Hill Descent Control
(HDC) 0 297
.
Know the local laws that apply to
off-road driving.
{ Warning
When driving off-road, bouncing
and quick changes in direction
can easily throw you out of
position. This could cause you to
lose control and crash. You and
your passengers should always
wear safety belts.
Before Driving Off-Road
.
Have all necessary maintenance
and service work completed.
.
Fuel the vehicle, fill fluid levels,
and check inflation pressure in
all tires, including the spare,
if equipped.
To gain more ground clearance if
needed, it may be necessary to
remove the front fascia lower air
dam. However, driving without the
air dam reduces fuel economy.
Caution
Operating the vehicle for
extended periods without the front
fascia lower air dam installed can
cause improper airflow to the
engine. Reattach the front fascia
air dam after off-road driving.
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Loading the Vehicle for
Off-Road Driving
{ Warning
.
.
.
Unsecured cargo on the
load floor can be tossed
about when driving over
rough terrain. You or your
passengers can be struck
by flying objects. Secure the
cargo properly.
Keep cargo in the cargo
area as far forward and as
low as possible. The
heaviest things should be
on the floor, forward of the
rear axle.
Heavy loads on the roof
raise the vehicle's center of
gravity, making it more likely
to roll over. You can be
seriously or fatally injured if
the vehicle rolls over. Put
heavy loads inside the
cargo area, not on the roof.
For more information about loading
the vehicle, see Vehicle Load Limits
0 259 and Tires 0 397.
Warning (Continued)
of control. Driving across hills can
cause a rollover. You could be
injured or killed. Do not drive on
steep hills.
Environmental Concerns
.
Always use established trails,
roads, and areas that have been
set aside for public off-road
recreational driving and obey all
posted regulations.
.
Do not damage shrubs, flowers,
trees, or grasses or disturb
wildlife.
.
Do not park over things that
burn. See Parking over Things
That Burn 0 275.
Driving on Hills
Driving safely on hills requires good
judgment and an understanding of
what the vehicle can and cannot do.
{ Warning
Many hills are simply too steep
for any vehicle. Driving up hills
can cause the vehicle to stall.
Driving down hills can cause loss
(Continued)
Before driving on a hill, assess the
steepness, traction, and
obstructions. If the terrain ahead
cannot be seen, get out of the
vehicle and walk the hill before
driving further.
When driving on hills:
. Use a low gear and keep a firm
grip on the steering wheel.
. Maintain a slow speed.
.
When possible, drive straight up
or down the hill.
.
Slow down when approaching
the top of the hill.
.
Use headlamps even during the
day to make the vehicle more
visible.
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Warning (Continued)
Warning (Continued)
Driving to the top of a hill at high
speed can cause an accident.
There could be a drop-off,
embankment, cliff, or even
another vehicle. You could be
seriously injured or killed. As you
near the top of a hill, slow down
and stay alert.
transfer case overrides the
transmission. You or someone
else could be injured. If leaving
the vehicle, set the parking brake
and shift the transmission to
P (Park). Shift the transfer case to
any position but N (Neutral).
descending a hill and use a low
gear to keep vehicle speed under
control.
.
.
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Never go downhill forward or
backward with either the
transmission or transfer case in
N (Neutral). The brakes could
overheat and you could lose
control.
When driving down a hill, keep
the vehicle headed straight
down. Use a low gear because
the engine will work with the
brakes to slow the vehicle and
help keep the vehicle under
control.
{ Warning
{ Warning
If the vehicle has the two‐speed
automatic transfer case, shifting
the transfer case to N (Neutral)
can cause your vehicle to roll
even if the transmission is in
P (Park). This is because the
N (Neutral) position on the
(Continued)
Heavy braking when going down
a hill can cause your brakes to
overheat and fade. This could
cause loss of control and you or
others could be injured or killed.
Apply the brakes lightly when
(Continued)
If the vehicle stalls on a hill:
1. Apply the brakes to stop the
vehicle, and then apply the
parking brake.
2. Shift into P (Park) and then
restart the engine.
. If driving uphill when the
vehicle stalls, shift to
R (Reverse), release the
parking brake, and back
straight down.
. Never try to turn the vehicle
around. If the hill is steep
enough to stall the vehicle,
it is steep enough to cause
it to roll over.
. If you cannot make it up the
hill, back straight down
the hill.
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.
.
Never back down a hill in
N (Neutral) using only the
brake. The vehicle can roll
backward quickly and you
could lose control.
downhill wheels, which could
cause a downhill slide or a
rollover.
.
Surface conditions can be a
problem. Loose gravel, muddy
spots, or even wet grass can
cause the tires to slip sideways,
downhill. If the vehicle slips
sideways, it can hit something
that will trip it — a rock, a rut,
etc. — and roll over.
.
Hidden obstacles can make the
steepness of the incline more
severe. If a rock is driven across
with the uphill wheels, or if the
downhill wheels drop into a rut
or depression, the vehicle can tilt
even more.
If driving downhill when the
vehicle stalls, shift to a
lower gear, release the
parking brake, and drive
straight down the hill.
3. If the vehicle cannot be
restarted after stalling, set the
parking brake, shift into
P (Park), and turn the
vehicle off.
3.1. Leave the vehicle and
seek help.
3.2. Stay clear of the path the
vehicle would take if it
rolled downhill.
.
Avoid turns that take the vehicle
across the incline of the hill.
A hill that can be driven straight
up or down might be too steep to
drive across. Driving across an
incline puts more weight on the
.
If an incline must be driven
across, and the vehicle starts to
slide, turn downhill. This should
help straighten out the vehicle
and prevent the side slipping.
{ Warning
Getting out of the vehicle on the
downhill side when stopped
across an incline is dangerous.
If the vehicle rolls over, you could
be crushed or killed. Always get
out on the uphill side of the
vehicle and stay well clear of the
rollover path.
Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow,
or Ice
Use a low gear when driving in
mud — the deeper the mud, the
lower the gear. Keep the vehicle
moving to avoid getting stuck.
Traction changes when driving on
sand. On loose sand, such as on
beaches or sand dunes, the tires
tend to sink into the sand. This
affects steering, accelerating, and
braking. Drive at a reduced speed
and avoid sharp turns or abrupt
maneuvers.
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Traction is reduced on hard packed
snow and ice and it is easy to lose
control. Reduce vehicle speed when
driving on hard packed snow
and ice.
Warning (Continued)
Traction could be lost, and the
vehicle could roll over. Do not
drive through rushing water.
{ Warning
Driving on frozen lakes, ponds,
or rivers can be dangerous. Ice
conditions vary greatly and the
vehicle could fall through the ice;
you and your passengers could
drown. Drive your vehicle on safe
surfaces only.
Driving in Water
{ Warning
Driving through rushing water can
be dangerous. Deep water can
sweep your vehicle downstream
and you and your passengers
could drown. If it is only shallow
water, it can still wash away the
ground from under your tires.
(Continued)
Caution
Do not drive through standing
water if it is deep enough to cover
the wheel hubs, axles, or exhaust
pipe. Deep water can damage the
axle and other vehicle parts.
If the standing water is not too deep,
drive slowly through it. At faster
speeds, water splashes and the
vehicle can stall. When going
through water, the brakes get wet
and it may take longer to stop. See
“Driving on Wet Roads” later in this
section.
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After Off-Road Driving
Remove any brush or debris that
has collected on the underbody or
chassis, or under the hood. These
accumulations can be a fire hazard.
After operation in mud or sand,
have the brake linings cleaned and
checked. These substances can
cause glazing and uneven braking.
Check the body structure, steering,
suspension, wheels, tires, and
exhaust system for damage and
check the fuel lines and cooling
system for any leakage.
More frequent maintenance service
is required. See the Maintenance
Schedule 0 452.
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.
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{ 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.
Flowing or rushing water creates
strong forces. Driving through
flowing water could cause the
vehicle to be carried away. If this
happens, you and other vehicle
occupants could drown. Do not
ignore police warnings and be
very cautious about trying to drive
through flowing water.
Hydroplaning
Hill and Mountain Roads
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.
Driving on steep hills or through
mountains is different than driving
on flat or rolling terrain. Tips include:
. Keep the vehicle serviced and in
good shape.
. Check all fluid levels and brakes,
tires, cooling system, and
transmission.
. Shift to a lower gear when going
down steep or long hills.
There is no hard and fast rule about
hydroplaning. The best advice is to
slow down when the road is wet.
Other Rainy Weather Tips
Besides slowing down, other wet
weather driving tips include:
. Allow extra following distance.
.
Pass with caution.
.
Keep windshield wiping
equipment in good shape.
.
Keep the windshield washer fluid
reservoir filled.
.
Have good tires with proper
tread depth. See Tires 0 397.
.
Turn off cruise control.
{ Warning
Using the brakes to slow the
vehicle on a long downhill slope
can cause brake overheating, can
reduce brake performance, and
could result in a loss of braking.
Shift the transmission to a lower
gear to let the engine assist the
brakes on a steep downhill slope.
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{ Warning
Coasting downhill in N (Neutral)
or with the ignition off is
dangerous. This can cause
overheating of the brakes and
loss of steering. Always have the
engine running and the vehicle
in gear.
.
Drive at speeds that keep the
vehicle in its own lane. Do not
swing wide or cross the
center line.
.
Be alert on top of hills;
something could be in your lane
(e.g., stalled car, accident).
.
Pay attention to special road
signs (e.g., falling rocks area,
winding roads, long grades,
passing or no-passing zones)
and take appropriate action.
Winter Driving
.
Allow greater following distance
and watch for slippery spots. Icy
patches can occur on otherwise
clear roads in shaded areas.
The surface of a curve or an
overpass can remain icy when
the surrounding roads are clear.
Avoid sudden steering
maneuvers and braking while
on ice.
.
Turn off cruise control.
Driving on Snow or Ice
Snow or ice between the tires and
the road creates less traction or
grip, so drive carefully. Wet ice can
occur at about 0 °C (32 °F) when
freezing rain begins to fall. Avoid
driving on wet ice or in freezing rain
until roads can be treated.
For Slippery Road Driving:
. Accelerate gently. Accelerating
too quickly causes the wheels to
spin and makes the surface
under the tires slick.
. Turn on Traction Control. See
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 295.
. The Antilock Brake System
(ABS) improves vehicle stability
during hard stops, but the
brakes should be applied sooner
than when on dry pavement.
See Antilock Brake System
(ABS) 0 292.
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Blizzard Conditions
Stop the vehicle in a safe place and
signal for help. Stay with the vehicle
unless there is help nearby.
If possible, use Roadside
Assistance. See Roadside
Assistance Program 0 476. To get
help and keep everyone in the
vehicle safe:
. Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
. Tie a red cloth to an outside
mirror.
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{ Warning
Snow can trap engine exhaust
under the vehicle. This may
cause exhaust gases to get
inside. Engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide (CO), which
cannot be seen or smelled. It can
cause unconsciousness and even
death.
If the vehicle is stuck in snow:
. Clear snow from the base of
the vehicle, especially any
blocking the exhaust pipe.
. Open a window about 5 cm
(2 in) on the vehicle side
that is away from the wind,
to bring in fresh air.
. Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
. Adjust the climate control
system to circulate the air
inside the vehicle and set
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
the fan speed to the highest
setting. See “Climate
Control Systems.”
For more information about CO,
see Engine Exhaust 0 276.
To save fuel, run the engine for
short periods to warm the vehicle
and then shut the engine off and
partially close the window. Moving
about to keep warm also helps.
If it takes time for help to arrive,
when running the engine, push the
accelerator pedal slightly so the
engine runs faster than the idle
speed. This keeps the battery
charged to restart the vehicle and to
signal for help with the headlamps.
Do this as little as possible, to
save fuel.
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
Slowly and cautiously spin the
wheels to free the vehicle when
stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow.
See “Rocking the Vehicle to Get It
Out” later in this section.
The Traction Control System (TCS)
can often help to free a stuck
vehicle. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 295.
If TCS cannot free the vehicle, see
“Rocking the Vehicle to Get it Out”
following.
{ 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).
For information about using tire
chains on the vehicle, see Tire
Chains 0 419.
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Rocking the Vehicle to Get
It Out
Turn the steering wheel left and
right to clear the area around the
front wheels. For four-wheel-drive
vehicles, shift into Four-Wheel Drive
High. Turn the TCS off. Shift back
and forth between R (Reverse) and
a forward gear, spinning the wheels
as little as possible. To prevent
transmission wear, wait until the
wheels stop spinning before shifting
gears. 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. See
Towing the Vehicle 0 436. Recovery
hooks can be used, if the vehicle
has them.
Recovery Hooks
{ Warning
Never pull on recovery hooks
from the side. The hooks could
break and you and others could
be injured. When using recovery
hooks, always pull the vehicle
from the front.
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Caution
Do not drive through standing
water if it is deep enough to cover
the wheel hubs, axles, or exhaust
pipe. Deep water can damage the
axle and other vehicle parts.
There are recovery hooks at the
front of the vehicle. Use them if the
vehicle is stuck off-road and needs
to be pulled some place to continue
driving.
Vehicle Load Limits
It is very important to know how
much weight the vehicle can
carry. This weight is called the
vehicle capacity weight and
includes the weight of all
occupants, cargo, and all
nonfactory-installed options.
Two labels on the vehicle may
show how much weight it was
designed to carry: the Tire and
Loading Information label and
the Certification/Tire label.
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{ Warning
Do not load the vehicle any
heavier than the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR), or either the
maximum front or rear Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
This can cause systems to
break and change the way the
vehicle handles. This could
cause loss of control and a
crash. Overloading can also
reduce stopping distance,
damage the tires, and shorten
the life of the vehicle.
Tire and Loading Information
Label
Label Example
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 0 397
and Tire Pressure 0 405.
There is also important loading
information on the vehicle
Certification/Tire label. It may
show the Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating (GVWR) and the Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for
the front and rear axles. 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.
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2. Determine the combined
weight of the driver and
passengers that will be
riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined
weight of the driver and
passengers from XXX kg or
XXX lbs.
4. The resulting figure equals
the available amount of
cargo and luggage load
capacity. For example, if the
"XXX" amount equals
1400 lbs. and there will be
five 150 lb passengers in
your vehicle, the amount of
available cargo and luggage
load capacity is 650 lbs.
(1400-750 (5 x 150) =
650 lbs.)
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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, load from your
trailer will be transferred to
your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how
this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load
capacity of your vehicle.”
See Trailer Towing 0 318 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 lb)
2. Subtract Occupant Weight
@ 68 kg (150 lb) × 2 =
136 kg (300 lb)
3. Available Occupant and
Cargo Weight = 317 kg
(700 lb)
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of the driver, passengers, and
cargo should never exceed the
vehicle's capacity weight.
Certification/Tire Label
Example 2
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight for
Example 2 = 453 kg
(1,000 lb)
2. Subtract Occupant Weight
@ 68 kg (150 lb) × 5 =
340 kg (750 lb)
3. Available Cargo Weight =
113 kg (250 lb)
Example 3
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight for
Example 3 = 453 kg
(1,000 lb)
2. Subtract Occupant Weight
@ 91 kg (200 lb) × 5 =
453 kg (1,000 lb)
3. Available Cargo Weight =
0 kg (0 lb)
Refer to the Tire and Loading
Information label for specific
information about the vehicle's
capacity weight and seating
positions. The combined weight
A vehicle-specific Certification/
Tire label is label is attached to
the center pillar (B-pillar). The
label may show the size of the
vehicle's original tires and the
inflation pressures needed to
obtain the gross weight capacity
of the vehicle. This is called
Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating (GVWR). The GVWR
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includes the weight of the
vehicle, all occupants, fuel, and
cargo.
The Certification/Tire label also
may show the maximum weights
for the front and rear axles,
called Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR). To determine
the actual loads on the front and
rear axles, weigh the vehicle at
a weigh station. Your dealer can
help with this. Be sure to spread
the load equally on both sides of
the centerline.
The Certification/Tire label also
contains important information
about the Front Axle Reserve
Capacity. See Adding a Snow
Plow or Similar
Equipment 0 345.
{ Warning
In the case of a sudden stop
or collision, things carried in
the bed of your truck could
(Continued)
{ Warning
Warning (Continued)
shift forward and come into
the passenger area, injuring
you and others. If you put
things in the bed of your truck,
you should make sure they
are properly secured.
Caution
Overloading the vehicle may
cause damage. Repairs would not
be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Do not overload the
vehicle.
Using heavier suspension
components to get added
durability might not change the
weight ratings. Ask your dealer
to help load the vehicle the
right way.
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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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There is also important loading
information for off-road driving in
this manual. See “Loading the
Vehicle for Off-Road Driving“
under Off-Road Driving 0 251.
Two-Tiered Loading
Depending on the model of the
pickup, an upper load platform
can be created by positioning
three or four 5 cm (2 in) by
15 cm (6 in) wooden planks
across the width of the pickup
box. The planks must be
inserted in the pickup box
depressions.
When using this upper load
platform, be sure the load is
securely tied down to prevent it
from shifting. The load's center
of gravity should be positioned
in a zone over the rear axle. The
zone is located in the area
between the front of each wheel
well and the rear of each wheel
well. The center of gravity height
must not extend above the top
of the pickup box flareboard.
Any load that extends beyond
the vehicle's taillamp area must
be properly marked according to
local laws and regulations.
Remember not to exceed the
Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR) of the front or
rear axle.
Remember not to exceed the
Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR) of the front or
rear axle.
Maximum
* Equipment Weight
Ladder Rack
and Cargo
340 kg (750 lb)
Cross Toolbox 181 kg (400 lb)
and Cargo
Add-On Equipment
Side Boxes
and Cargo
When carrying removable items,
a limit on how many people
carried inside the vehicle may
be necessary. Be sure to weigh
the vehicle before buying and
installing the new equipment.
* The combined weight for all
rail-mounted equipment should
not exceed 454 kg (1,000 lb).
Caution
Overloading the vehicle may
cause damage. Repairs would not
be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Do not overload the
vehicle.
113 kg per
side (250 lb
per side)
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Loading Points
equipment. See www.gmupfitter.com
for additional pickup box load
bearing structural information.
Truck-Camper Loading
Information
1. Primary Load Points
2. Secondary Load Areas
3. GM Approved Accessory
Mounting Points
Structural members (1) and (2) are
included in the pickup box design.
Additional accessories should use
these load points. Depending on the
accessory design, use a spacer
under the accessory at the load
points to remove gap. The holes for
GM approved accessories (3) are
not intended for aftermarket
A vehicle-specific Truck-Camper
Loading Information label is
attached to the inside of the
vehicle's glove box. This label
indicates if a slide-in camper
can be carried, how much of a
load the vehicle can carry, and
how to correctly spread out the
load. It will help to match the
right slide-in camper to the
vehicle.
Your dealer can help make a
good vehicle-camper match and
help determine the Cargo
Weight Rating (CWR).
When installing and loading a
slide-in camper, check the
manufacturer's instructions.
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When carrying a slide-in
camper, the total cargo load of
the vehicle is the weight of the
camper plus:
.
Everything added to the
camper after it left the
factory.
.
Everything in the camper.
.
All the people inside.
The CWR is the maximum
weight of the load the vehicle
can carry. It does not include the
weight of the people inside. But,
use about 68 kg (150 lb) for
each seat.
The total cargo load must not be
more than the vehicle's CWR.
Refer to the Truck-Camper
Loading Information label in the
glove box for dimensions A and
B as shown in the following
illustration.
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rating, and the camper's center
of gravity (1) should fall within
the truck's recommended center
of gravity zone (2) when
installed.
Use the rear edge of the load
floor for measurement purposes.
The recommended location for
the cargo center of gravity is at
point C for the CWR. It is the
point where the mass of a body
is concentrated and,
if suspended at that point, would
balance the front and rear.
Here is an example of proper
truck and camper match:
1. Camper Center of
Gravity
2. Recommended Center of
Gravity Location Zone
When the truck is used to carry
a slide-in camper, the total cargo
load of the truck consists of the
manufacturer's camper weight
figure, the weight of installed
additional camper equipment not
included in the manufacturer's
camper weight figure, the weight
of camper cargo, and the weight
of passengers in the camper.
The total cargo load should not
exceed the truck's cargo weight
Any accessories or other
equipment that are added to the
vehicle must be weighed. Then,
subtract this extra weight from
the CWR. This extra weight may
shorten the center of gravity
zone of the vehicle.
If the slide-in camper and its
load weighs less than the CWR,
the center of gravity zone for the
vehicle may be larger.
Secure loose items to prevent
weight shifts that could affect the
balance of the vehicle. When the
truck-camper is loaded, drive to
a scale and weigh on the front
and on the rear wheels
separately to determine axle
loads. Individual axle loads
should not exceed either of the
gross axle weight ratings
(GAWR). The total axle loads
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should not exceed the vehicle's
gross vehicle weight rating
(GVWR). These ratings are
given on the Certification/Tire
label attached to the B-pillar.
See “Certification/Tire Label”
under Vehicle Load Limits
0 259. If weight ratings are
exceeded, move or remove
items to bring all weights below
the ratings.
See your dealer for more
information on curb weights,
cargo weights, Cargo Weight
Rating, and the correct center of
gravity zone.
Starting and
Operating
Caution (Continued)
premature wear and earlier
replacement. Follow this
breaking-in guideline every
time you get new brake
linings.
New Vehicle Break-In
Caution
The vehicle does not need an
elaborate break-in. But it will
perform better in the long run if
you follow these guidelines:
. Keep the vehicle 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.
. 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
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.
Do not tow a trailer during
break-in. See Trailer Towing
0 318 for the trailer towing
capabilities of the vehicle
and more information.
Following break-in, engine speed
and load can be gradually
increased.
Adjustable Throttle and
Brake Pedal
If equipped, the position of the
throttle and brake pedals can be
changed.
The pedals can only be adjusted
when the vehicle is in P (Park).
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Ignition Positions
This position locks the ignition and
steering wheel. It also locks the
transmission on automatic
transmission vehicles. 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.
The switch used to adjust the
pedals is on the center stack, below
the climate controls.
Lift the switch up to move the
pedals closer to your body. Press
the switch down to move the
pedals away.
Before you start driving, fully press
the brake pedal to confirm the
adjustment is right for you.
The vehicle may have a memory
function, which lets pedal settings
be saved and recalled. See Memory
Seats 0 61.
The ignition switch has four different
positions.
To shift out of P (Park), the ignition
must be in ON/RUN or ACC/
ACCESSORY and the regular brake
pedal must be applied.
0 (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) 0 271.
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), continue to
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firmly apply the brakes and
steer the vehicle to a safe
location.
3. Come to a complete stop. Shift
to P (Park) with an automatic
transmission, or Neutral with a
manual transmission. Turn the
ignition to LOCK/OFF.
4. Set the parking brake. See
Parking Brake 0 293.
{ 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.
On vehicles with an automatic
transmission, the shift lever must be
in P (Park) to turn the ignition switch
to LOCK/OFF.
Caution
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, and turn it
only with your hand. If the key
cannot be turned by hand, see
your dealer.
1 (ACC/ACCESSORY) : This
position lets things like the radio
and the windshield wipers operate
while the engine is off. It also
unlocks the steering wheel. Use this
position if the vehicle must be
pushed or towed.
2 (ON/RUN) : This position can be
used to operate the electrical
accessories and to display some
instrument cluster 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
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when the engine is running. The
transmission is also unlocked in this
position on automatic transmission
vehicles.
If the key is left in the ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN position
with the engine off, the battery could
be drained. The vehicle may not
start if the battery is allowed to drain
for an extended period of time.
3 (START) : This is the position that
starts the engine. When the engine
starts, release the key. The ignition
switch returns to ON/RUN for
driving.
A warning tone will sound when the
driver door is opened, the ignition is
in ACC/ACCESSORY or LOCK/
OFF, and the key is in the ignition.
Starting the Engine
If the vehicle has a diesel engine,
see the Duramax diesel
supplement.
For an eAssist vehicle, see the
Silverado/Sierra eAssist
supplement.
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Caution
If you add electrical parts or
accessories, you could change
the way the engine operates. Any
resulting damage would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
See Add-On Electrical
Equipment 0 345.
Caution
If the steering wheel is turned
until it reaches the end of its
travel, and is held in that position
while starting the vehicle, damage
may occur to the power steering
system and there may be loss of
power steering assist.
Place the transmission in the
proper gear.
Automatic Transmission
Move the shift lever to P (Park) or
N (Neutral). To restart the engine
when the vehicle is already moving,
use N (Neutral) only.
Caution
Do not try to shift to P (Park) if the
vehicle is moving. If you do, you
could damage the transmission.
Shift to P (Park) only when the
vehicle is stopped.
Manual Transmission
The shift lever should be in Neutral
and the parking brake engaged.
Hold the clutch pedal down to the
floor and start the engine.
Starting Procedure
1. With your foot off the
accelerator pedal, turn the
ignition key to START. When
the engine starts, let go of the
key. The idle speed will go
down as the engine gets warm.
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.
When the low fuel warning light
is on and the FUEL LEVEL
LOW message is displayed in
the Driver Information Center
(DIC), hold the ignition switch
in the START position to
continue engine cranking.
Caution
Cranking the engine for long
periods of time, by returning the
ignition to the START position
immediately after cranking has
ended, can overheat and damage
the cranking motor, and drain the
battery. Wait at least 15 seconds
between each try, to let the
cranking motor cool down.
2. If the engine does not start
after five to 10 seconds,
especially in very cold weather
(below −18 °C or 0 °F), it could
be flooded with too much
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gasoline. Try pushing the
accelerator pedal all the way to
the floor and holding it there
while holding the key in START
for up to 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. If the vehicle starts
briefly but then stops again, do
the same thing. 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.
Fast Idle System
If equipped, this feature is available
only with cruise control. The manual
fast idle switch is operated using the
cruise control buttons on the left
side of the steering wheel.
This system can be used to
increase engine idle speed
whenever the following conditions
are met:
. The parking brake is set.
.
The brake pedal is not pressed.
.
The vehicle must not be moving
and the accelerator must not be
pressed.
To control the fast idle:
. To enable the Fast Idle System,
press and release the cruise
control on/off button and ensure
that the switch indicator light
is lit.
. Press and release the cruise
control SET- button. Engine
speed will be held at
approximately 1200 rpm.
One of the following actions will turn
off the fast idle:
. Pressing the brake.
.
.
Selecting the cruise control
cancel button.
Releasing the parking brake.
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.
Moving the transmission shift
lever out of P (Park) or
N (Neutral).
.
Selecting the cruise control on/
off button when it was
previously on.
.
Pressing the cruise control SETbutton a second time.
.
Pressing the accelerator more
than one-quarter of the
way down.
.
Turning the ignition switch to the
LOCK/OFF position.
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP)
The following vehicle accessories
can be used for up to 10 minutes
after the engine is turned off:
. Audio System
.
Power Windows
.
OnStar System (if equipped)
.
Sunroof (if equipped)
These features work when the key
is in ON/RUN or ACC/
ACCESSORY. Once the key is
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turned from ON/RUN to LOCK/OFF,
the windows and sunroof continue
to work up to 10 minutes or until any
door is opened. The radio continues
to work for up to 10 minutes or until
the driver door is opened.
Accessory Power Outlets (APOs)
The vehicle may have Accessory
Power Outlets (APOs) in several
locations. See Power Outlets 0 124.
The APOs in the console or center
seat position are powered by
Retained Accessory Power (RAP).
They will continue to work for up to
10 minutes after the key is turned
from ON/RUN to LOCK/OFF, or until
the driver door is opened.
The APOs on the center stack come
from the factory powered directly
from the vehicle battery, and supply
accessory power at all times,
regardless of ignition key position.
If electronic items are left plugged
into these APOs for long periods of
time with the vehicle off, the vehicle
battery could be drained. The
vehicle may not start if the battery is
allowed to drain for an extended
period of time.
Engine Coolant Heater
The engine heater can provide
easier starting and better fuel
economy during engine warm-up in
cold weather conditions at or below
−18 °C (0 °F). Vehicles with an
engine heater should be plugged in
at least four hours before starting.
An internal thermostat in the
plug-end of the cord may exist,
which will prevent engine coolant
heater operation at temperatures
above −18 °C (0 °F).
If the vehicle has a diesel engine,
see the Duramax diesel
supplement.
To Use the Engine Coolant
Heater
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Open the hood and unwrap the
electrical cord. The cord is
secured to the driver side
fender with a clip, next to the
engine compartment fuse
block. Carefully remove the
wire tie that bundles the
electrical plug. Do not cut the
electrical cord.
Check the heater cord for
damage. If it is damaged, do
not use it. See your dealer for
a replacement. Inspect the
cord for damage yearly.
3. Plug the cord into a normal,
grounded 110-volt AC outlet.
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{ Warning
Improper use of the heater cord
or an extension cord can damage
the cord and may result in
overheating and fire.
. Plug the cord into a
three-prong electrical utility
receptacle that is protected
by a ground fault detection
function. An ungrounded
outlet could cause an
electric shock.
. Use a weatherproof,
heavy-duty, 15 amp-rated
extension cord if needed.
Failure to use the
recommended extension
cord in good operating
condition, or using a
damaged heater or
extension cord, could make
it overheat and cause a fire,
property damage, electric
shock, and injury.
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
.
.
.
Do not operate the vehicle
with the heater cord
permanently attached to the
vehicle. Possible heater
cord and thermostat
damage could occur.
While in use, do not let the
heater cord touch vehicle
parts or sharp edges. Never
close the hood on the
heater cord.
Before starting the vehicle,
unplug the cord, reattach
the cover to the plug, and
securely fasten the cord.
Keep the cord away from
any moving parts.
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.
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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.
Shifting Into Park
{ Warning
It can be dangerous to get out of
the vehicle if the shift lever is not
fully in P (Park) with the parking
brake firmly set. The vehicle can
roll. If you have left the engine
running, the vehicle can move
suddenly. You or others could be
injured. To be sure the vehicle will
not move, even when you are on
fairly level ground, use the steps
that follow. With four-wheel drive,
if the transfer case is in
N (Neutral), the vehicle will be
free to roll, even if the shift lever
is in P (Park). Be sure the transfer
case is in a drive gear. If towing a
trailer, see Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips 0 315.
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1. Hold the brake pedal down,
then set the parking brake.
See Parking Brake 0 293.
2. Move the shift lever into the
P (Park) position by pulling the
shift lever toward you and
moving it up as far as it will go.
3. Be sure the transfer case (if
equipped) is in a drive
gear — not in N (Neutral).
4. Turn the ignition key to
LOCK/OFF.
5. 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.
The vehicle could move suddenly
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
if the shift lever is not fully in
P (Park) with the parking brake
firmly set.
If you have four-wheel drive and
the transfer case is in N (Neutral),
the vehicle will be free to roll,
even if the shift lever is in
P (Park). So be sure the transfer
case is in a drive gear — not in
N (Neutral).
And, if you leave the vehicle with
the engine running, it could
overheat and even catch fire. You
or others could be injured. Do not
leave the vehicle with the engine
running unless you have to.
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 move the shift
lever into P (Park), hold the regular
brake pedal down. Then, see if you
can move the shift lever away from
P (Park) without first pulling it toward
you. If you can, it means that the
shift lever was not fully locked into
P (Park).
Torque Lock
If you are parking on a hill and you
do not shift the transmission into
P (Park) properly, the weight of the
vehicle may put too much force on
the parking pawl in the
transmission. You may find it difficult
to pull the shift lever out of P (Park).
This is called torque lock. To
prevent torque lock, set the parking
brake and then shift into P (Park)
properly before you leave the driver
seat. To find out how, see Shifting
Into Park 0 273.
When you are ready to drive, move
the shift lever out of P (Park) before
you release the parking brake.
If torque lock does occur, you may
need to have another vehicle push
yours a little uphill to take some of
the pressure from the parking pawl
in the transmission. You will then be
able to pull the shift lever out of
P (Park).
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Shifting out of Park
This vehicle is equipped with an
electronic shift lock release system.
The shift lock release is
designed to:
. Prevent ignition key removal
unless the shift lever is in
P (Park).
. Prevent movement of the shift
lever out of P (Park), unless the
ignition is in ON/RUN and the
regular brake pedal is applied.
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 - North
America 0 432.
To shift out of P (Park):
1. Apply the brake pedal.
2. Move the shift lever to the
desired position.
If you still are unable to shift out of
P (Park):
1. Ease the pressure on the shift
lever.
2. While holding down the brake
pedal, press the shift lever all
the way into P (Park).
3. Move the shift lever to the
desired position.
If you are still having a problem
shifting, then have the vehicle
serviced soon.
This vehicle may have the Safety
Belt Assurance System, which may
prevent the vehicle from shifting out
of P (Park). See Safety Belt
Messages 0 155.
Parking (Manual
Transmission)
If the vehicle has a manual
transmission, before you get out of
the vehicle, move the shift lever into
R (Reverse), and firmly apply the
parking brake. Once the shift lever
has been placed into R (Reverse)
with the clutch pedal pressed in,
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turn the ignition key to LOCK/OFF,
remove the key and release the
clutch.
If you are parking on a hill, or if the
vehicle is pulling a trailer, see
Driving Characteristics and Towing
Tips 0 315.
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.
Active Fuel Management®
Vehicles with a V8 or V6 gasoline
engine may have Active Fuel
Management. This system allows
the engine to operate on either all of
its cylinders, or in V4 mode,
depending on the driving conditions.
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When less power is required, such
as cruising at a constant vehicle
speed, the system will operate in
the V4 mode, allowing the vehicle to
achieve better fuel economy. When
greater power demands are
required, such as accelerating from
a stop, passing, or merging onto a
freeway, the system will maintain
full-cylinder operation.
If the vehicle has an Active Fuel
Management indicator, see Driver
Information Center (DIC) (Base
Level) 0 145 or Driver Information
Center (DIC) (Uplevel) 0 147 for
more information on using this
display.
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.
(Continued)
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 equipped, there is an electronic
shift lever position indicator within
the instrument cluster. This display
comes on when the ignition key is
turned to the ON/RUN position.
If the vehicle is left with the engine
running, follow the proper steps to
be sure the vehicle will not move.
See Shifting Into Park 0 273 and
Engine Exhaust 0 276. If the vehicle
has a manual transmission, see
Parking (Manual
Transmission) 0 275.
There are several different positions
for the shift lever.
If parking on a hill and pulling a
trailer, see Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips 0 315.
Heavy-Duty 6-Speed Automatic
Transmission Shown, Others
Similar
See “Range Selection Mode” under
Manual Mode 0 280.
P : This position locks the rear
wheels. It is the best position to use
when starting the engine because
the vehicle cannot move easily.
When parked on a hill, especially
when the vehicle has a heavy load,
you might notice an increase in the
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effort to shift out of P (Park). See
“Torque Lock” under Shifting Into
Park 0 273.
{ 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 0 273 and
Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips 0 315.
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{ Warning
If you have four-wheel drive, the
vehicle will be free to roll — even
if the shift lever is in P (Park) — if
the transfer case is in N (Neutral).
So, be sure the transfer case is in
a drive gear, Two-Wheel Drive
High or Four-Wheel Drive High or
Four-Wheel Drive Low — not in
N (Neutral). See Shifting Into
Park 0 273.
R : Use this gear to back up.
Caution
Shifting to R (Reverse) while the
vehicle is moving forward could
damage the transmission. The
repairs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Shift to
R (Reverse) only after the vehicle
is stopped.
To rock the vehicle back and forth to
get out of snow, ice, or sand without
damaging the transmission, see If
the Vehicle Is Stuck 0 258.
N : In this position, the engine does
not connect with the wheels. To
restart when you are 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.
Caution
Shifting out of P (Park) or
N (Neutral) with the engine
running at high speed may
damage the transmission. The
repairs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Be sure the
engine is not running at high
speed when shifting the vehicle.
D : This position is for normal
driving. It provides the best fuel
economy. If you need more power
for passing, and you are:
. Going less than about 55 km/h
(35 mph), push the accelerator
pedal about halfway down.
. Going about 55 km/h (35 mph) or
more, push the accelerator all
the way down.
By doing this, the vehicle shifts
down to the next gear and has
more power.
Use D (Drive) and Tow/Haul Mode
when towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, driving on steep hills,
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or driving off-road. Shift the
transmission to a lower gear
selection if the transmission shifts
too often.
Downshifting the transmission in
slippery road conditions could result
in skidding. See “Skidding” under
Loss of Control 0 250.
The vehicle has a shift stabilization
feature that adjusts the transmission
shifting to the current driving
conditions in order to reduce rapid
upshifts and downshifts. This shift
stabilization feature is designed to
determine, before making an
upshift, if the engine is able to
maintain vehicle speed by analyzing
things such as vehicle speed,
throttle position, and vehicle load.
If the shift stabilization feature
determines that a current vehicle
speed cannot be maintained, the
transmission does not upshift and
instead holds the current gear.
In some cases, this could appear to
be a delayed shift, however the
transmission is operating normally.
The transmission uses adaptive
shift controls. The adaptive shift
control process continually
compares key shift parameters to
pre-programmed ideal shifts stored
in the transmission’s computer. The
transmission constantly makes
adjustments to improve vehicle
performance according to how the
vehicle is being used, such as with
a heavy load or when the
temperature changes. During this
adaptive shift control process,
shifting might feel different as the
transmission determines the best
settings.
When temperatures are very cold,
the transmission's gear shifting
could be delayed providing more
stable shifts until the engine warms
up. Shifts could be more noticeable
with a cold transmission. This
difference in shifting is normal.
M : This position allows selection of
a range of gears appropriate for
current driving conditions.
If equipped, see “Range Selection
Mode” under Manual Mode 0 280.
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Caution
Spinning the tires or holding the
vehicle in one place on a hill
using only the accelerator pedal
may damage the transmission.
The repair will not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. If you are
stuck, do not spin the tires. When
stopping on a hill, use the brakes
to hold the vehicle in place.
Normal Mode Grade Braking
If equipped with a gasoline engine
and an automatic transmission,
Normal Mode Grade Braking is
enabled when the vehicle is started,
but is not enabled in Range
Selection Mode. It assists in
maintaining desired vehicle speeds
when driving on downhill grades by
using the engine and transmission
to slow the vehicle. The first time
the system engages for each
ignition key cycle, a DIC message
will be displayed. See Transmission
Messages 0 157.
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To disable or enable Normal Mode
Grade Braking within the current
ignition key cycle, press and hold
the Tow/Haul button for
five seconds. When the button is
released, the requested mode
change is made. A DIC message
displays. See Transmission
Messages 0 157.
For other forms of grade braking,
see Tow/Haul Mode 0 282 and
Cruise Control 0 298.
Kickdown Mode
If equipped, the accelerator pedal
provides an additional downshift
after pressing through the kickdown
feature.
It requires extra pedal pressure near
the end of its travel to engage.
Manual Mode
Range Selection Mode
If equipped, Range Selection Mode
helps control the vehicle's
transmission and vehicle speed
while driving downhill or towing a
trailer by letting you select a desired
range of gears.
To use this feature:
1. Move the shift lever to
L (Manual Mode).
2. Press the plus/minus buttons
on the shift lever to select the
desired range of gears for
current driving conditions.
With an 8-speed automatic
transmission, hold the plus/minus
buttons on the shift lever to select
the highest or lowest range
available for the current vehicle
speed.
When the shift lever is moved from
D (Drive) to L (Manual Mode), a
number displays next to the L,
indicating the current transmission
range.
This number is the highest gear that
the transmission will command while
operating in L (Manual Mode). All
gears below that number are
available. As driving conditions
change, the transmission can
automatically shift to lower gears.
For example, when L5 is selected,
1 (First) through 5 (Fifth) gears are
automatically shifted by the
transmission, but 6 (Sixth) cannot be
used until the plus/minus button on
the shift lever is used to change to
the range.
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In vehicles with gasoline engines,
when the shift lever is moved from
D (Drive) to L (Manual Mode), a
downshift may occur. The gear that
the transmission is operating in
when the shift lever is moved from
D (Drive) to L (Manual Mode)
determines if a downshift occurs.
See the following chart.
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6-Speed Automatic Transmission
Gear before shifting from
D (Drive) to L (Manual Mode)
6th
5th
4th
3rd
2nd
1st
Range after shifting from
D (Drive) to L (Manual Mode)
L4
L4
L3
L2
L2
L1
8-Speed Automatic Transmission
Gear before
shifting from
D (Drive) to
L (Manual Mode)
8th
7th
6th
5th
4th
3rd
2nd
1st
Range after
shifting from
D (Drive) to
L (Manual Mode) –
Tow/Haul not
engaged
L6
L6
L5
L4
L3
L3
L2
L1
Range after
shifting from
D (Drive) to
L (Manual Mode) –
Tow/Haul engaged
L6
L5
L4
L3
L3
L3
L2
L1
Grade Braking is not available when
Range Selection Mode is active.
See Tow/Haul Mode 0 282.
While using Range Selection Mode,
cruise control and the Tow/Haul
Mode can be used.
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If the vehicle has an exhaust brake,
it can also be used, but will not
automatically downshift the
transmission. See “Exhaust Brake”
in the Duramax diesel supplement.
Tow/Haul Mode
For an eAssist vehicle, the Stop/
Start function will become
unavailable when Tow/Haul Mode is
active.
Caution
Spinning the tires or holding the
vehicle in one place on a hill
using only the accelerator pedal
may damage the transmission.
The repair will not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. If you are
stuck, do not spin the tires. When
stopping on a hill, use the brakes
to hold the vehicle in place.
Low Traction Mode
If equipped, Low Traction Mode
assists in vehicle acceleration when
road conditions are slippery, such
as with ice or snow. While the
vehicle is at a stop, select L2 using
Range Selection Mode. This will
limit torque to the wheels and help
to prevent the tires from spinning.
button. When the Tow/Haul Mode is
enabled, a light on the instrument
cluster will come on.
For an eAssist vehicle, the
Regenerative Braking functionality is
disabled when using the Tow/Haul
Mode. See the eAssist supplement.
Vehicles with an automatic
transmission have a Tow/Haul
Mode. The Tow/Haul Mode adjusts
the transmission shift pattern to
reduce shift cycling. This provides
increased performance, vehicle
control, and enhanced transmission
and engine cooling when driving
down steep hills or mountain
grades, when towing, or when
hauling heavy loads.
The selector button is on the end of
the shift lever. Turn the Tow/Haul
Mode on and off by pressing the
See Tow/Haul Mode Light 0 141 and
Hill and Mountain Roads 0 256.
Also see “Tow/Haul Mode” under
Towing Equipment 0 335.
Tow/Haul Mode Grade Braking
Tow/Haul Mode Grade Braking is
only enabled while the Tow/Haul
Mode is selected and the vehicle is
not in the Range Selection Mode.
See “Tow/Haul Mode” listed
previously and Manual Mode 0 280.
Tow/Haul Mode Grade Braking
assists in maintaining desired
vehicle speeds when driving on
downhill grades by using the engine
and transmission to slow the
vehicle.
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If equipped, on vehicles with a
gasoline engine, to disable or
enable Tow/Haul Grade Braking
within the current ignition key cycle,
press and hold the Tow/Haul button
for five seconds. When the button is
released, the requested mode
change is made. A DIC message is
displayed. See Transmission
Messages 0 157.
On vehicles with a diesel engine,
Tow/Haul Mode Grade Braking can
be enabled or disabled by pressing
the Tow/Haul Mode button. Use the
exhaust brake and Tow/Haul Mode
for maximum grade braking.
See Towing Equipment 0 335.
For other forms of grade braking,
see Automatic Transmission 0 277
and Cruise Control 0 298.
Manual Transmission
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Neutral and let up on the clutch.
Then press the clutch pedal back
down and shift into 1 (First).
2 (Second) : Press the clutch pedal
as you let up on the accelerator
pedal and shift into 2 (Second).
Then, slowly let up on the clutch
pedal as you press the accelerator
pedal.
If equipped with a manual
transmission, this is the shift
pattern.
To operate the manual transmission:
1 (First) : Press the clutch pedal
and shift into 1 (First). Then, slowly
let up on the clutch pedal as you
slowly press down on the
accelerator pedal.
You can shift into 1 (First) when you
are going less than 30 km/h
(20 mph). If you have come to a
complete stop and it is hard to shift
into 1 (First), put the shift lever in
3 (Third), 4 (Fourth), and 5 (Fifth) :
Shift into 3 (Third), 4 (Fourth), and
5 (Fifth) the same way you do for
2 (Second). Slowly let up on the
clutch pedal as you press the
accelerator pedal.
To stop, let up on the accelerator
pedal and press the brake pedal.
Just before the vehicle stops, press
the clutch pedal and the brake
pedal, and shift to Neutral.
Neutral : Use this position when
you start or idle the engine.
R (Reverse) : To back up, press the
clutch pedal. After the vehicle stops,
shift into R (Reverse). Slowly let up
on the clutch pedal as you press the
accelerator pedal. If it is hard to
shift, let the shift lever return to
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Neutral and release the clutch
pedal. Then press the clutch again
and shift into R (Reverse). Do not
attempt to shift into 5 (Fifth) prior to
shifting into R (Reverse). The
transmission has a lock out feature,
which prevents a 5 (Fifth) gear to
R (Reverse) gear shift.
Caution
Shift Speeds
{ Warning
If you skip a gear when
downshifting, you could lose
control of the vehicle. You could
injure yourself or others. Do not
shift down more than one gear at
a time when downshifting.
Drive Systems
Four-Wheel Drive
If equipped, four-wheel drive
engages the front axle for extra
traction. Read the appropriate
section for transfer case operation
before using.
Caution
Shifting to R (Reverse) while the
vehicle is moving forward could
damage the transmission. The
repairs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Shift to
R (Reverse) only after the vehicle
is stopped.
Use R (Reverse), along with the
parking brake, for parking the
vehicle.
Do not drive on clean, dry
pavement in 4 m and 4 n (if
equipped) for an extended period
of time. These conditions may
cause premature wear on the
vehicle’s powertrain.
Driving on clean, dry pavement in
4HI or 4LO may:
. Cause a vibration to be felt in
the steering system.
. Cause tires to wear faster.
.
Make the transfer case harder to
shift, and cause it to run noisier.
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{ Warning
Manual Transfer Case
Shifting the transfer case to
N (Neutral) can cause the vehicle
to roll even if the transmission is
in P (Park). You or someone else
could be seriously injured. Be
sure to set the parking brake
before placing the transfer case in
N (Neutral). See Parking
Brake 0 293.
Caution
Extended high-speed operation in
4 n may damage or shorten the
life of the drivetrain.
Engagement noise and bump when
shifting between 4 n and 4 m or from
N (Neutral), with the engine running,
is normal.
Shifting into 4 n will turn Traction
Control and StabiliTrak® off. See
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 295.
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N (Neutral) : Use only when the
vehicle needs to be towed. See
Recreational Vehicle Towing 0 437
or Towing the Vehicle 0 436.
2 m (Two-Wheel Drive High) : Use
this setting for driving on most
streets and highways. The front axle
is not engaged. This setting
provides the best fuel economy.
Move the lever to shift into and out
of four-wheel drive.
An indicator light comes on when
four-wheel drive is engaged. See
Four-Wheel-Drive Light 0 141.
4 n (Four-Wheel Drive Low) : This
setting also engages the front axle
and delivers extra torque. Choose 4
n if driving off-road in deep sand,
deep mud, or deep snow, and while
climbing or descending steep hills.
When engaged, keep vehicle speed
below 72 km/h (45 mph).
4 m (Four-Wheel Drive High) : Use
this setting when extra traction is
needed. The front axle engages and
helps when driving on snowy or icy
roads, when off-roading, or when
plowing snow.
The vehicle can be shifted between
2 m and 4 m while the vehicle is
moving. In extremely cold weather,
it may be necessary to stop or slow
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the vehicle to shift into 4 m.
Using the Manual Transfer Case
. Use quick motions to shift into or
out of 4 n or N (Neutral).
.
Shifting may be harder when the
vehicle is cold, but will return to
normal once warmed up.
.
Four-wheel drive reduces fuel
economy.
Shifting from 2 m to 4
m
.
Shifts can be made at any
vehicle speed.
.
Shift in one continuous motion.
.
Shifting while the vehicle is in
motion may require that
moderate force be applied to the
shift lever before 4 m can be
engaged, especially in cold
weather.
.
In extremely cold weather, it may
be necessary to slow or stop the
vehicle to shift.
.
While in 4 m, the vehicle can be
driven at any posted legal speed
limit.
Shifting In or Out of 4
n
Caution
Shifting the transfer case into 4 n
while moving at speeds faster
than 5 km/h (3 mph) may cause
premature wear to the transfer
case, and may cause the gears to
grind.
1. If possible, shift with the
vehicle moving 5 km/h (3 mph)
or less.
2. Shift the transmission into
N (Neutral).
3. Shift the transfer case shift
lever in one continuous motion.
4. Shifting with the vehicle at a
stop may be more difficult. It is
possible that the shift will not
complete and the transfer case
will remain in N (Neutral). This
is normal. To complete the
shift, with the engine running,
shift the transmission to
D (Drive) and back to
N (Neutral), and reattempt the
transfer case shift.
Shifting In or Out of N (Neutral)
1. Have the engine running.
2. Set the parking brake. Press
and hold the brake pedal. See
Parking Brake 0 293.
3. Place the transmission into
N (Neutral).
4. Shift the transfer case lever in
one continuous motion into or
out of N (Neutral).
Electronic Transfer Case
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Use the transfer case knob, next to
the steering wheel, to shift into and
out of four-wheel drive for extra
traction.
All of the lights will blink on then off
momentarily when the ignition is
moved to the ON/RUN position. The
light that remains on will indicate the
state of the Transfer Case.
If the indicator mark on the switch
does not match up with the light
then that likely means the switch
was moved when the ignition
was off.
The indicator mark on the switch
must line up with the indicator light
before a shift can be commanded.
To command a shift rotate the
transfer case switch to the new
desired position. The light will blink
meaning that the shift is in progress.
When the shift is completed the new
position will be illuminated. If the
transfer case can not complete a
shift command, it will go back to its
last chosen setting.
Caution
Shifting the transmission into gear
before the requested mode
indicator light has stopped
flashing could damage the
transfer case.
The settings are:
N (Neutral) : Use only when the
vehicle needs to be towed. See
Recreational Vehicle Towing 0 437
or Towing the Vehicle 0 436.
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Shifting into 4 n will turn Traction
Control and StabiliTrak off. See
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 295.
4 m (Four-Wheel Drive High) : Use
when extra traction is needed. The
front axle engages and helps when
driving on snowy or icy roads, when
off-roading, or when plowing snow.
The vehicle can be shifted from 2 m
to 4 m while the vehicle is moving.
Shifting Into 4
m
2 m (Two-Wheel Drive High) : Use
for driving on most streets and
highways. The front axle is not
engaged. This setting provides the
best fuel economy.
Turn the knob to 4 m at any speed
up to 121 km/h (75 mph), except
from 4 n. The indicator light will flash
while shifting and will remain on the
selected setting.
4 n (Four-Wheel Drive Low) : This
setting engages the front axle and
delivers extra torque. Choose 4 n if
driving off-road in deep sand, deep
mud, or deep snow, and while
climbing or descending steep hills.
When engaged, keep vehicle speed
below 72 km/h (45 mph).
Shifting Into 2
m
Turn the knob to 2 m at any speed,
except when shifting from 4 n.
Shifting Into 4
n
When 4 n is engaged, vehicle speed
should be kept below 72 km/h
(45 mph).
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1. The ignition must be in ON/
RUN and the vehicle must be
stopped or moving less than
5 km/h (3 mph) with the
transmission in N (Neutral). It is
best for the vehicle to be
moving 1.6 to 3.2 km/h
(1 to 2 mph).
2. Turn the knob to 4 n. Wait for
the 4 n indicator light to stop
flashing before shifting the
transmission into gear.
If the transmission is in gear and/or
moving more than 5 km/h (3 mph),
the 4 n indicator light will flash for
30 seconds and not complete the
shift. After 30 seconds the transfer
case will shift to 4 m. Turn the knob
to 4 m to see the indicator. With the
vehicle moving less than 5 km/h
(3 mph), and the transmission in
N (Neutral), attempt the shift again.
Shifting Out of 4
n
1. To shift out of 4 n the vehicle
must be stopped or moving
less than 5 km/h (3 mph) with
the transmission in N (Neutral)
and the ignition in ON/RUN.
It is best for the vehicle to be
moving 1.6 to 3.2 km/h
(1 to 2 mph).
2. Turn the knob to 4 m or 2 m.
Wait for the 4 m or 2 m indicator
light to stop flashing before
shifting the transmission
into gear.
If the transmission is in gear and/or
moving more than 5 km/h (3 mph),
the 4 m or 2 m indicator light will flash
for 30 seconds, but will not complete
the shift. With the vehicle moving
less than 5 km/h (3 mph), and the
transmission in N (Neutral), attempt
the shift again.
Shifting Into N (Neutral)
To shift:
1. Park the vehicle on a level
surface.
2. Set the parking brake and
press and hold the brake
pedal. See Parking
Brake 0 293.
3. Start the vehicle or turn the
ignition to ON/RUN.
4. Shift the transmission to
N (Neutral).
5. Shift the transfer case to 2 m.
6. Turn the transfer case knob
clockwise to N (Neutral) until it
stops and hold it there until the
N (Neutral) light starts blinking.
This will take at least
10 seconds. Then slowly
release the dial to the 4 n
position. The N (Neutral) light
will come on when the transfer
case shift to N (Neutral) is
complete.
7. With the engine running, verify
that the transfer case is in
N (Neutral) by shifting the
transmission to R (Reverse),
then to D (Drive). There should
be no movement of the vehicle
while shifting the transmission.
8. Turn the engine off, and the
ignition to ACC/ACCESSORY.
9. Place the transmission shift
lever in P (Park). See
Recreational Vehicle
Towing 0 437.
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10. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF.
Shifting Out of N (Neutral)
To shift:
1. Set the parking brake and
apply the brake pedal.
6. Start the engine and shift the
transmission to the
desired gear.
Automatic Transfer Case
If the indicator mark on the switch
does not match up with the light
then that likely means the switch
was moved when the ignition
was off.
The indicator mark on the switch
must line up with the indicator light
before a shift can be commanded.
To command a shift rotate the
transfer case switch to the new
desired position. The light will blink
meaning that the shift is in progress.
When the shift is completed the new
position will be illuminated. If the
transfer case can not complete a
shift command, it will go back to its
last chosen setting.
2. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN
with the engine off.
3. Shift the transmission to
N (Neutral).
4. Turn the transfer case knob to
2 m.
After the transfer case has
shifted out of N (Neutral), the
N (Neutral) light will go out.
5. Release the parking brake.
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Caution
If equipped, use the transfer case
knob next to the steering wheel to
shift into and out of four-wheel drive.
Shifting the transmission into gear
before the requested mode
indicator light has stopped
flashing could damage the
transfer case.
All of the lights will blink on then off
momentarily when the ignition is
moved to the ON/RUN position. The
light that remains on will indicate the
state of the Transfer Case.
The settings are:
N (Neutral) : Use only when the
vehicle needs to be towed. See
Recreational Vehicle Towing 0 437
or Towing the Vehicle 0 436.
2 m (Two-Wheel Drive High) : Use
for driving on most streets and
highways. The front axle is not
engaged. This setting provides the
best fuel economy.
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AUTO (Automatic Four-Wheel
Drive) : Use when road surface
traction conditions are variable.
When driving in AUTO, the front
axle is engaged, and the vehicle's
power is sent to the front and rear
wheels automatically based on
driving conditions. This setting
provides slightly lower fuel economy
than 2 m.
Do not use AUTO mode,
if equipped, to park on a steep
grade with poor traction such as ice,
snow, mud, or gravel. In AUTO
mode only the rear wheels will hold
the vehicle from sliding when
parked. If parking on a steep grade,
use 4 m to keep all four wheels
engaged.
4 m (Four-Wheel Drive High) : Use
this position when extra traction is
needed, such as when driving on
snowy or icy roads, when
off-roading, or when plowing snow.
4 n (Four-Wheel Drive Low) : This
setting engages the front axle and
delivers extra torque. Choose 4 n
when driving off-road in deep sand,
deep mud, or deep snow, and while
climbing or descending steep hills.
Shifting into 4 n will turn Traction
Control and StabiliTrak off. See
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 295.
Shifting Into 4 m or AUTO
Turn the knob to the 4 m or AUTO
position at any speed, except from
4 n. The indicator light will flash
while shifting and will remain on
when the shift is completed.
Shifting Into 2
m
Turn the knob to 2 m at any speed,
except when shifting from 4 n. The
indicator light will flash while shifting
and will remain on when the shift is
completed.
Shifting Into 4
n
When 4 n is engaged, keep vehicle
speed below 72 km/h (45 mph).
To shift:
1. The ignition must be in ON/
RUN and the vehicle must be
stopped or moving less than
5 km/h (3 mph) with the
transmission in N (Neutral). It is
best for the vehicle to be
moving 1.6 to 3.2 km/h
(1 to 2 mph).
2. Turn the knob to 4 n. Wait for
the 4 n indicator light to stop
flashing before shifting the
transmission into gear.
Caution
Shifting the transmission into gear
before the requested mode
indicator light has stopped
flashing could damage the
transfer case.
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If the transmission is in gear and/or
moving more than 5 km/h (3 mph),
the 4 n indicator light will flash for
30 seconds and not complete the
shift. After 30 seconds the transfer
case will shift to 4 m. Turn the knob
to 4 m to display the indicator. With
the vehicle moving less than 5 km/h
(3 mph), and the transmission in
N (Neutral), attempt the shift again.
Shifting Out of 4
n
To shift:
1. The vehicle must be stopped or
moving less than 5 km/h
(3 mph) with the transmission
in N (Neutral) and the ignition in
ON/RUN. It is best for the
vehicle to be moving
1.6 to 3.2 km/h (1 to 2 mph).
2. Turn the knob to 4 m, AUTO,
or 2 m. Wait for the 4 m, AUTO,
or 2 m indicator light to stop
flashing before shifting the
transmission into gear.
Caution
Shifting the transmission into gear
before the requested mode
indicator light has stopped
flashing could damage the
transfer case.
If the transmission is in gear and/or
moving more than 5 km/h (3 mph),
the 4 m, AUTO, or 2 m indicator light
will flash for 30 seconds but will not
complete the shift. With the vehicle
moving less than 5 km/h (3 mph),
and the transmission in N (Neutral),
attempt the shift again.
Shifting Into N (Neutral)
To shift into N (Neutral):
1. Park the vehicle on a level
surface.
2. Set the parking brake and
press and hold the brake
pedal. See Parking
Brake 0 293.
3. Start the vehicle or turn the
ignition to ON/RUN.
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4. Shift the transmission to
N (Neutral).
5. Shift the transfer case to 2 m.
6. Turn the transfer case knob
clockwise to N (Neutral) until it
stops and hold it there until the
N (Neutral) light starts blinking.
This will take at least
10 seconds. Then slowly
release the dial to the 4 n
position. The N (Neutral) light
will come on when the transfer
case shift to N (Neutral) is
complete.
7. With the engine running, verify
that the transfer case is in
N (Neutral) by shifting the
transmission to R (Reverse),
then shift the transmission to
D (Drive). There should be no
movement of the vehicle while
shifting the transmission.
8. Turn the engine off, and the
ignition to ACC/ACCESSORY.
9. Place the transmission shift
lever in P (Park). See
Recreational Vehicle
Towing 0 437.
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10. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF.
Shifting Out of N (Neutral)
To shift out of N (Neutral):
1. Set the parking brake and
apply the brake pedal.
2. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN
with the engine off.
3. Shift the transmission to
N (Neutral).
4. Turn the transfer case knob to
the desired setting.
After the transfer case has
shifted out of N (Neutral), the
N (Neutral) light will go out.
Brakes
Antilock Brake
System (ABS)
This vehicle has an Antilock Brake
System (ABS), an advanced
electronic braking system that helps
prevent a braking skid.
When the vehicle begins to drive
away, ABS checks itself.
A momentary motor or clicking noise
may be heard while this test is going
on, and it may even be noticed that
the brake pedal moves a little. This
is normal.
5. Release the parking brake.
6. Start the engine and shift the
transmission to the
desired gear.
If there is a problem with ABS, this
warning light stays on. See Antilock
Brake System (ABS) Warning
Light 0 141.
If driving safely on a wet road and it
becomes necessary to slam on the
brakes and continue braking to
avoid a sudden obstacle, a
computer senses the wheels are
slowing down. If one of the wheels
is about to stop rolling, the computer
will separately work the brakes at
each wheel.
ABS can change the brake pressure
to each wheel, as required, faster
than any driver could. This can help
you steer around the obstacle while
braking hard.
As the brakes are applied, the
computer keeps receiving updates
on wheel speed and controls
braking pressure accordingly.
Remember: ABS does not change
the time needed to get a foot up to
the brake pedal or always decrease
stopping distance. If you get too
close to the vehicle in front of you,
there will not be enough time to
apply the brakes if that vehicle
suddenly slows or stops. Always
leave enough room up ahead to
stop, even with ABS.
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Using ABS
Do not pump the brakes. Just hold
the brake pedal down firmly and let
ABS work. You may hear the ABS
pump or motor operating and feel
the brake pedal pulsate. This is
normal.
Braking in Emergencies
ABS allows you to steer and brake
at the same time. In many
emergencies, steering can help
more than even the very best
braking.
Parking Brake
For vehicles without a release
handle, set the parking brake by
holding the regular brake pedal
down, then pushing down the
parking brake pedal.
If the ignition is on, the brake
system warning light will come on.
See Brake System Warning
Light 0 140.
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system warning light will flash 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 0 315.
Caution
Driving with the parking brake on
can overheat the brake system
and cause premature wear or
damage to brake system parts.
Make sure that the parking brake
is fully released and the brake
warning light is off before driving.
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 parking brake pedal.
If the parking brake is not released
when you begin to drive, the brake
For vehicles with a release handle,
set the parking brake by holding the
regular brake pedal down, then
pushing down the parking brake
pedal.
If the ignition is on, the brake
system warning light will come on.
See Brake System Warning
Light 0 140.
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A chime sounds and the warning
light flashes when the parking brake
is applied and the vehicle is moving
at least 8 km/h (5 mph).
To release the parking brake, hold
the regular brake pedal down. Then
pull the bottom edge of the lever
with the parking brake symbol,
located to the right of the steering
column.
If the ignition is on when the parking
brake is released, the brake system
warning light goes off.
Caution
Driving with the parking brake on
can overheat the brake system
and cause premature wear or
damage to brake system parts.
Make sure that the parking brake
is fully released and the brake
warning light is off before driving.
If you are towing a trailer and are
parking on any hill, see Driving
Characteristics and Towing
Tips 0 315.
Brake Assist
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
The Brake Assist feature is
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.
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 you
completely stop and hold the vehicle
in a complete standstill on a grade,
HSA will automatically activate.
During the transition period between
when you release the brake pedal
and start to accelerate to drive off
on a grade, HSA holds the braking
pressure for a maximum of
two seconds to ensure that there is
no rolling. The brakes will
automatically release when the
accelerator pedal is applied within
the two-second window. If the
vehicle is equipped with the
Integrated Trailer Brake Control
(ITBC) system, HSA may also apply
the trailer brakes. It will not activate
if the vehicle is in a drive gear and
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facing downhill or if the vehicle is
facing uphill and in R (Reverse).
There may be situations on minor
hills (less than 5% grade) with a
loaded vehicle or while pulling a
trailer where HSA may activate.
If you release the brake pedal and
then reapply the brake pedal while
HSA is activated, the brake pedal
typically feels firmer with less pedal
travel.
Ride Control Systems
Traction Control/
Electronic Stability
Control
System Operation
The vehicle has a Traction Control
System (TCS) and StabiliTrak®, an
electronic stability control system.
These systems help limit wheel spin
and assist the driver in maintaining
control, especially on slippery road
conditions.
TCS activates if it senses any of the
drive wheels are spinning or
beginning to lose traction. When this
happens, TCS applies the brakes to
the spinning wheels and reduces
engine power to limit wheel spin.
StabiliTrak activates when the
vehicle senses a difference between
the intended path and the direction
the vehicle is actually traveling.
StabiliTrak selectively applies
braking pressure to any one of the
vehicle wheel brakes to assist the
driver in keeping the vehicle on the
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intended path. Trailer Sway Control
(TSC) is also on automatically when
the vehicle is started. See Trailer
Sway Control (TSC) 0 344.
If cruise control is being used and
traction control or StabiliTrak begins
to limit wheel spin, cruise control will
disengage. Cruise control may be
turned back on when road
conditions allow.
Both systems come on
automatically when the vehicle is
started and begins to move. The
systems may be heard or felt while
they are operating or while
performing diagnostic checks. This
is normal and does not mean there
is a problem with the vehicle.
It is recommended to leave both
systems on for normal driving
conditions, but it may be necessary
to turn TCS off if the vehicle gets
stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow.
See If the Vehicle Is Stuck 0 258
and “Turning the Systems Off and
On” later in this section.
When the transfer case (if equipped)
is in Four-Wheel Drive Low, the
stability system is automatically
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disabled, g comes on, and the
appropriate message will appear on
the DIC. Both traction control and
StabiliTrak are automatically
disabled in this condition.
maintaining control. The vehicle is
safe to drive, but driving should be
adjusted accordingly.
If
d comes on and stays on:
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Turn the engine off and wait
15 seconds.
3. Start the engine.
The indicator light for both systems
is in the instrument cluster. This
light will:
. Flash when TCS is limiting
wheel spin.
. Flash when StabiliTrak is
activated.
. Turn on and stay on when either
system is not working.
If either system fails to turn on or to
activate, a message displays in the
Driver Information Center (DIC), and
d comes on and stays on to
indicate that the system is inactive
and is not assisting the driver in
Drive the vehicle. If d comes on
and stays on, the vehicle may need
more time to diagnose the problem.
If the condition persists, see your
dealer.
Turning the Systems Off
and On
Caution
Do not repeatedly brake or
accelerate heavily when TCS is
off. The vehicle driveline could be
damaged.
To turn off only TCS, press and
release g. The traction off light i
displays in the instrument cluster.
The appropriate message will
display in the DIC. See Ride Control
System Messages 0 154. To turn
TCS on again, press and release g.
The traction off light i displayed in
the instrument cluster will turn off.
If TCS is limiting wheel spin when g
is pressed, the system will not turn
off until the wheels stop spinning.
The button for TCS and StabiliTrak
is on the center stack.
To turn off both TCS and StabiliTrak,
press and hold g until the traction
off light i and the StabiliTrak OFF
light g come on and stay on in the
instrument cluster, then release. The
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appropriate message will display in
the DIC. See Ride Control System
Messages 0 154.
Hill Descent
Control (HDC)
To turn TCS and StabiliTrak on
again, press and release g. The
traction off light i and the
StabiliTrak OFF light g in the
instrument cluster turn off.
If equipped, HDC can be used when
driving downhill. It sets and
maintains vehicle speed while
descending a very steep incline in a
forward or reverse gear.
StabiliTrak will automatically turn on
if the vehicle exceeds 56 km/h
(35 mph). Traction control will
remain off.
The HDC switch is on the center
stack, below the climate controls.
Press 5 to enable or disable HDC.
Vehicle speed must be below
50 km/h (31 mph).
The vehicle has a Trailer Sway
Control (TSC) feature and a Hill
Start Assist (HSA) feature. See
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) 0 344 or
Hill Start Assist (HSA) 0 294.
Adding accessories can affect the
vehicle performance. See
Accessories and
Modifications 0 352.
The HDC light displays on the
instrument cluster when enabled.
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HDC can maintain vehicle speeds
between 3 and 22 km/h (2 and
14 mph) on an incline greater than
or equal to a 10% grade. A blinking
HDC light indicates the system is
actively applying the brakes to
maintain vehicle speed.
When HDC is activated, the initial
HDC speed is set to the current
driving speed. It can be increased or
decreased by pressing the +RES or
SET- steering wheel controls or by
applying the accelerator or brake
pedal. This adjusted speed
becomes the new set speed.
HDC will remain enabled between
22 and 60 km/h (14 and 37 mph);
however vehicle speed cannot be
set or maintained in this range.
It will automatically disable if the
vehicle speed is above 80 km/h
(50 mph) or above 60 km/h
(37 mph) for at least 30 seconds. 5
must be pressed again to
re-enable HDC.
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When enabled, if the vehicle is at a
speed above 22 km/h (14 mph) and
less than 60 km/h (37 mph), a DIC
message will display. See Vehicle
Speed Messages 0 160.
Locking Rear Axle
Vehicles with a locking rear axle can
give more traction on snow, mud,
ice, sand, or gravel. It works like a
standard axle most of the time, but
when traction is low, this feature will
allow the rear wheel with the most
traction to move the vehicle.
Cruise Control
{ Warning
Cruise control can be dangerous
where you cannot drive safely at
a steady speed. Do not use
cruise control on winding roads or
in heavy traffic.
Cruise control can be dangerous
on slippery roads. On such roads,
fast changes in tire traction can
cause excessive wheel slip, and
you could lose control. Do not use
cruise control on slippery roads.
With cruise control a speed of about
40 km/h (25 mph) or more can be
maintained without keeping your
foot on the accelerator. Cruise
control does not work at speeds
below about 40 km/h (25 mph).
If equipped with an Allison or
Hydra-Matic 6-speed automatic
transmission, see “Tow/Haul Mode
Grade Braking” under Tow/Haul
Mode 0 282 for an explanation of
how cruise control interacts with the
Range Selection Mode, Tow/Haul
Mode, and Grade Braking systems.
If the cruise control is being used
and the Traction Control system
(TCS) or StabiliTrak begins to limit
wheel spin, the cruise control will
automatically disengage. See
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 295. When road
conditions allow you to safely use it
again, cruise control can be turned
back on.
If the brakes are applied, cruise
control disengages.
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5 : Press to turn the system on or
off. The indicator light is white when
cruise control is on and turns off
when cruise control is off.
+RES : If there is a set speed in
memory, press briefly to resume to
that speed or press and hold to
accelerate. If cruise control is
already active, use to increase
vehicle speed.
SET− : Press briefly to set the
speed and activate cruise control.
If cruise control is already active,
use to decrease vehicle speed.
* : Press to disengage cruise
control without erasing the set
speed from memory.
Setting Cruise Control
If 5 is on when not in use, SET− or
+RES could get pressed and go into
cruise when not desired. Keep 5
off when cruise is not being used.
1. Press 5 to turn the cruise
system on.
2. Get up to the desired speed.
3. Press and release SET−.
4. Remove foot from the
accelerator.
The cruise control indicator on the
instrument cluster turns green after
cruise control has been set to the
desired speed. See Instrument
Cluster 0 128.
Resuming a Set Speed
If the cruise control is set at a
desired speed and then the brakes
are applied or * is pressed, the
cruise control is disengaged without
erasing the set speed from memory.
Once the vehicle speed reaches
about 40 km/h (25 mph) or more,
briefly press +RES . The vehicle
returns to the previous set speed.
Increasing Speed While Using
Cruise Control
If the cruise control system is
already activated:
. Press and hold +RES until the
desired speed is reached, then
release it.
.
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To increase vehicle speed in
small increments, briefly press
+RES. For each press, the
vehicle goes about 1.6 km/h
(1 mph) faster.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster 0 128.
The increment value used depends
on the units displayed.
Reducing Speed While Using
Cruise Control
If the cruise control system is
already activated:
. Press and hold SET– until the
desired lower speed is reached,
then release it.
. To slow down in small
increments, briefly press SET– .
For each press, the vehicle goes
about 1.6 km/h (1 mph) slower.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster 0 128.
The increment value used depends
on the units displayed.
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Passing Another Vehicle While
Using Cruise Control
Cruise Grade Braking is enabled
when the vehicle is started and
cruise control is active. It is not
enabled in Range Selection
Mode. It assists in maintaining
driver selected speed when
driving on downhill grades by
using the engine and
transmission to slow the vehicle.
Use the accelerator pedal to
increase the vehicle speed. When
you take your foot off the pedal, the
vehicle will slow down to the
previous set cruise speed. While
pressing the accelerator pedal or
shortly following the release to
override cruise control, briefly
pressing SET– will result in cruise
control set to the current vehicle
speed.
To disable and enable Cruise
Grade Braking for the current
ignition key cycle, press and
hold the Tow/Haul button for
five seconds. A DIC message
displays. See Transmission
Messages 0 157.
Using Cruise Control on Hills
How well the cruise control works
on hills depends on the vehicle
speed, the load, and the steepness
of the hills. When going up steep
hills, pressing the accelerator pedal
may be necessary to maintain
vehicle speed.
While going downhill:
. Vehicles with a 6-speed
automatic transmission and a
gasoline engine have Cruise
Grade Braking to help maintain
driver selected speed.
.
Vehicles with a diesel engine
have Cruise Grade Braking
enabled when Tow/Haul Mode is
on, the exhaust brake is on,
or both are on.
For other forms of descent control,
see Hill Descent Control (HDC)
0 297,Automatic Transmission
0 277, and Tow/Haul Mode 0 282.
Ending Cruise Control
There are four ways to end cruise
control:
. Step lightly on the brake pedal.
*.
.
Press
.
Shift the transmission to
N (Neutral).
.
To turn off cruise control,
press 5.
Erasing Speed Memory
The cruise control set speed is
erased from memory if 5 is pressed
or the ignition is turned off.
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Driver Assistance
Systems
This vehicle may have features that
work together to help avoid crashes
or reduce crash damage while
driving, backing, and parking. Read
this entire section before using
these systems.
Warning (Continued)
Under many conditions, these
systems will not:
.
Detect children,
pedestrians, bicyclists,
or animals.
.
Detect vehicles or objects
outside the area monitored
by the system.
.
Work at all driving speeds.
.
Warn you or provide you
with enough time to avoid a
crash.
{ Warning
Do not rely on the Driver
Assistance Systems. These
systems do not replace the need
for paying attention and driving
safely. You may not hear or feel
alerts or warnings provided by
these systems. Failure to use
proper care when driving may
result in injury, death, or vehicle
damage. See Defensive
Driving 0 248.
(Continued)
.
Work under poor visibility or
bad weather conditions.
.
Work if the detection sensor
is not cleaned or is covered
by ice, snow, mud, or dirt.
.
Work if the detection sensor
is covered up, such as with
a sticker, magnet, or metal
plate.
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Warning (Continued)
.
Work if the area surrounding
the detection sensor is
damaged or not properly
repaired.
Complete attention is always
required while driving, and you
should be ready to take action
and apply the brakes and/or steer
the vehicle to avoid crashes.
Audible or Safety Alert Seat
Some driver assistance features
alert the driver of obstacles by
beeping. To change the volume of
the warning chime, see “Comfort
and Convenience” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 160.
If equipped with the Safety Alert
Seat, the driver seat cushion may
provide a vibrating pulse alert
instead of beeping. To change this,
see “Collision/Detection Systems”
under Vehicle
Personalization 0 160.
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Assistance Systems for
Parking or Backing
Displayed images may be farther or
closer than they appear. The area
displayed is limited and objects that
are close to either corner of the
bumper or under the bumper do not
display.
If equipped, the Rear Vision Camera
(RVC), Rear Parking Assist (RPA),
and Front Parking Assist (FPA) may
help the driver park or avoid objects.
Always check around the vehicle
when parking or backing.
The RVC and RPA will not work
properly if the tailgate is down. If the
tailgate is down, do not use these
systems.
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
When the vehicle is shifted into
R (Reverse), the RVC displays an
image of the area behind the vehicle
in the center stack display. The
previous screen displays when the
vehicle is shifted out of R (Reverse)
after a short delay. To return to the
previous screen sooner, press a
button on the infotainment system,
shift into P (Park), or reach a vehicle
speed of 8 km/h (5 mph).
A warning triangle may display on
the RVC screen to show that RPA
has detected an object. This triangle
changes from amber to red and
increases in size the closer the
object.
1. View Displayed by the
Camera
1. View Displayed by the
Camera
2. Corners of the Rear Bumper
{ Warning
The camera(s) do not display
children, pedestrians, bicyclists,
crossing traffic, animals, or any
other object outside of the
cameras’ field of view, below the
bumper, or under the vehicle.
Shown distances may be different
from actual distances. Do not
drive or park the vehicle using
only these camera(s). Always
check behind and around the
vehicle before driving. Failure to
use proper care may result in
injury, death, or vehicle damage.
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Parking Assist
With RPA, and if equipped with FPA,
as the vehicle moves at speeds of
less than 8 km/h (5 mph) the
sensors on the bumpers may detect
objects up to 2.5 m (8 ft) behind and
1.2 m (4 ft) in front of the vehicle
within a zone 25 cm (10 in) high off
the ground and below bumper level.
These detection distances may be
shorter during warmer or humid
weather. Blocked sensors will not
detect objects and can also cause
false detections. Keep the sensors
clean of mud, dirt, snow, ice, and
slush; and clean sensors after a car
wash in freezing temperatures.
Warning (Continued)
or vehicle damage, even with
Parking Assist, always check the
area around the vehicle and
check all mirrors before moving
forward or backing.
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When an object is first detected in
the rear, one beep will be heard
from the rear, or both sides of the
Safety Alert Seat will pulse two
times. When an object is very close
(<0.6 m (2 ft) in the vehicle rear,
or <0.3 m (1 ft) in the vehicle front),
a continuous beep will sound from
the front or rear, or both sides of the
Safety Alert Seat will pulse five
times. Beeps for FPA are higher
pitched than for RPA.
Turning the Features On or Off
{ Warning
The Parking Assist system does
not detect children, pedestrians,
bicyclists, animals, or objects
located below the bumper or that
are too close or too far from the
vehicle. It is not available at
speeds greater than 8 km/h
(5 mph). To prevent injury, death,
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The instrument cluster may have a
parking assist display with bars that
show “distance to object” and object
location information for the Parking
Assist system. As the object gets
closer, more bars light up and the
bars change color from yellow to
amber to red.
The X button on the center stack
is used to turn on or off the Front
and Rear Parking Assist. The
indicator light in the button comes
on when the features are on and
turns off when the features have
been disabled.
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Front and Rear Parking Assist can
be turned off, on, or on with towbar
through vehicle personalization. See
“Park Assist” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 160. If the parking
assist is turned off through vehicle
personalization, the parking assist
button on the center stack will be
disabled. To turn the parking assist
on again, select On in the vehicle
personalization menu. The On with
Towbar setting allows for the
parking assist to work properly with
a small item attached to the trailer
hitch. Turn off parking assist when
towing a trailer.
To turn the rear parking assist
symbols or guidance lines on or off,
see “Rear Camera” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 160.
Assistance Systems for
Driving
If equipped, when driving the
vehicle in a forward gear, Forward
Collision Alert (FCA), Lane
Departure Warning (LDW), and/or
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) can help to
avoid a crash or reduce crash
damage.
Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System
If equipped, the FCA system may
help to avoid or reduce the harm
caused by front-end crashes. When
approaching a vehicle ahead too
quickly, FCA provides a red flashing
alert on the windshield and rapidly
beeps or pulses the driver seat.
FCA also lights an amber visual
alert if following another vehicle
much too closely.
FCA detects vehicles within a
distance of approximately 60 m
(197 ft) and operates at speeds
above 40 km/h (25 mph).
Warning (Continued)
or when following a vehicle too
closely, FCA may not provide a
warning with enough time to help
avoid a crash. It also may not
provide any warning at all. FCA
does not warn of pedestrians,
animals, signs, guardrails,
bridges, construction barrels,
or other objects. Be ready to take
action and apply the brakes. See
Defensive Driving 0 248.
FCA can be disabled with the FCA
steering wheel control.
Detecting the Vehicle Ahead
{ Warning
FCA is a warning system and
does not apply the brakes. When
approaching a slower-moving or
stopped vehicle ahead too rapidly,
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FCA warnings will not occur unless
the FCA system detects a vehicle
ahead. When a vehicle is detected,
the vehicle ahead indicator will
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display green. Vehicles may not be
detected on curves, highway exit
ramps, or hills, due to poor visibility;
or if a vehicle ahead is partially
blocked by pedestrians or other
objects. FCA will not detect another
vehicle ahead until it is completely
in the driving lane.
Collision Alert
Tailgating Alert
The vehicle ahead indicator will
display amber when you are
following a detected vehicle ahead
much too closely.
{ Warning
FCA does not provide a warning
to help avoid a crash, unless it
detects a vehicle. FCA may not
detect a vehicle ahead if the FCA
sensor is blocked by dirt, snow,
or ice, or if the windshield is
damaged. It may also not detect a
vehicle on winding or hilly roads,
or in conditions that can limit
visibility such as fog, rain,
or snow, or if the headlamps or
windshield are not cleaned or in
proper condition. Keep the
windshield, headlamps, and FCA
sensors clean and in good repair.
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Selecting the Alert Timing
When your vehicle approaches
another detected vehicle too rapidly,
the red FCA display will flash on the
windshield. Also, eight rapid
high-pitched beeps will sound from
the front, or both sides of the Safety
Alert Seat will pulse five times.
When this Collision Alert occurs, the
brake system may prepare for driver
braking to occur more rapidly which
can cause a brief, mild deceleration.
Continue to apply the brake pedal
as needed. Cruise control may be
disengaged when the Collision Alert
occurs.
The Collision Alert control is on the
steering wheel. Press [ to set the
FCA timing to Far, Medium, Near,
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or Off. The first button press shows
the current setting on the DIC.
Additional button presses will
change this setting. The chosen
setting will remain until it is changed
and will affect the timing of both the
Collision Alert and the Tailgating
Alert features. The timing of both
alerts will vary based on vehicle
speed. The faster the vehicle speed,
the farther away the alert will occur.
Consider traffic and weather
conditions when selecting the alert
timing. The range of selectable alert
timing may not be appropriate for all
drivers and driving conditions.
Unnecessary Alerts
FCA may provide unnecessary
alerts for turning vehicles, vehicles
in other lanes, objects that are not
vehicles, or shadows. These alerts
are normal operation and the
vehicle does not need service.
Cleaning the System
If the FCA system does not seem to
operate properly, cleaning the
outside of the windshield in front of
the rearview mirror, and cleaning the
front of the vehicle where radar
sensors are located, may correct
the issue.
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB)
If the vehicle has Forward Collision
Alert (FCA), it also has FAB, which
includes Intelligent Brake
Assist (IBA). When the system
detects a vehicle ahead in your path
that is traveling in the same
direction that you may be about to
crash into, it can provide a boost to
braking or automatically brake the
vehicle. This can help avoid or
lessen the severity of crashes when
driving in a forward gear. Depending
on the situation, the vehicle may
automatically brake moderately or
hard. This forward automatic
braking can only occur if a vehicle is
detected. This is shown by the FCA
vehicle ahead indicator being lit.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 304.
The system works when driving in a
forward gear between 8 km/h
(5 mph) and 80 km/h (37 mph).
It can detect vehicles up to
approximately 60 m (197 ft).
{ Warning
FAB is an emergency crash
preparation feature and is not
designed to avoid crashes. Do
not rely on FAB to brake the
vehicle. FAB will not brake
outside of its operating speed
range and only responds to
detected vehicles.
FAB may not:
. Detect a vehicle ahead on
winding or hilly roads.
. Detect all vehicles,
especially vehicles with a
trailer, tractors, muddy
vehicles, etc.
. Detect a vehicle when
weather limits visibility, such
as in fog, rain, or snow.
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Warning (Continued)
.
Detect a vehicle ahead if it
is partially blocked by
pedestrians or other objects.
Complete attention is always
required while driving, and you
should be ready to take action
and apply the brakes and/or steer
the vehicle to avoid crashes.
FAB may slow the vehicle to a
complete stop to try to avoid a
potential crash. If this happens, FAB
may engage the Electric Parking
Brake (EPB) to hold the vehicle at a
stop. Release the EPB or firmly
press the accelerator pedal.
{ Warning
FAB may automatically brake the
vehicle suddenly in situations
where it is unexpected and
undesired. It could respond to a
turning vehicle ahead, guardrails,
signs, and other non-moving
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objects. To override FAB, firmly
press the accelerator pedal, if it is
safe to do so.
flow of traffic. If this occurs, take
your foot off the brake pedal and
then apply the brakes as needed.
Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA)
IBA may activate when the brake
pedal is applied quickly by providing
a boost to braking based on the
speed of approach and distance to
a vehicle ahead.
Minor brake pedal pulsations or
pedal movement during this time is
normal and the brake pedal should
continue to be applied as needed.
IBA will automatically disengage
only when the brake pedal is
released.
{ Warning
IBA may increase vehicle braking
in situations when it may not be
necessary. You could block the
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FAB and IBA can be disabled
through vehicle personalization. See
the “Auto Collision Preparation”
information in “Collision/Detection
Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 160.
{ Warning
Using FAB or IBA while towing a
trailer could cause you to lose
control of the vehicle and crash.
Turn the system to Alert or Off
when towing a trailer.
Lane Departure Warning
(LDW) (2500/3500 Series)
If equipped, LDW may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may provide an alert if
the vehicle is crossing a lane
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marking without using a turn signal
in that direction. LDW uses a
camera sensor to detect the lane
markings at speeds of 56 km/h
(35 mph) or greater.
{ Warning
The LDW system does not steer
the vehicle. The LDW system
may not:
. Provide enough time to
avoid a crash.
. Detect lane markings under
poor weather or visibility
conditions. This can occur if
the windshield or
headlamps are blocked by
dirt, snow, or ice; if they are
not in proper condition; or if
the sun shines directly into
the camera.
. Detect road edges.
.
Detect lanes on winding or
hilly roads.
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Warning (Continued)
If LDW only detects lane
markings on one side of the road,
it will only warn you when
departing the lane on the side
where it has detected a lane
marking. Always keep your
attention on the road and
maintain proper vehicle position
within the lane, or vehicle
damage, injury, or death could
occur. Always keep the
windshield, headlamps, and
camera sensors clean and in
good repair. Do not use LDW in
bad weather conditions.
When LDW is on, @ is green if
LDW is available to warn of a lane
departure. If the vehicle crosses a
detected lane marking without using
the turn signal in that direction, @
changes to amber and flashes.
Additionally, there will be three
beeps, or the driver seat will pulse
three times on the right or left,
depending on the lane departure
direction.
How the System Works
When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
The LDW camera sensor is on the
windshield ahead of the rearview
mirror.
The system may not detect lanes as
well when there are:
. Close vehicles ahead.
To turn LDW on and off, press @ on
the center stack. The control
indicator will light when LDW is on.
.
Sudden lighting changes, such
as when driving through tunnels.
.
Banked roads.
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If the LDW system is not functioning
properly when lane markings are
clearly visible, cleaning the
windshield may help.
LDW alerts may occur due to tar
marks, shadows, cracks in the road,
temporary or construction lane
markings, or other road
imperfections. This is normal system
operation; the vehicle does not need
service. Turn LDW off if these
conditions continue.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
(1500 Series)
If equipped, LKA may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may assist by gently
turning the steering wheel if the
vehicle approaches a detected lane
marking without using a turn signal
in that direction. It may also provide
a Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
system alert as the lane marking is
crossed. The LKA system will not
assist or provide an LDW alert if it
detects that you are actively
steering. Override LKA by turning
the steering wheel. LKA uses a
camera to detect lane markings
between 60 km/h (37 mph) and
180 km/h (112 mph).
{ Warning
The LKA system does not
continuously steer the vehicle.
It may not keep the vehicle in the
lane or give a Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) alert, even if a
lane marking is detected.
The LKA and LDW systems
may not:
. Provide an alert or enough
steering assist to avoid a
lane departure or crash.
. Detect lane markings under
poor weather or visibility
conditions. This can occur if
the windshield or
headlamps are blocked by
dirt, snow, or ice, if they are
not in proper condition, or if
the sun shines directly into
the camera.
. Detect road edges.
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.
Detect lanes on winding or
hilly roads.
If LKA only detects lane markings
on one side of the road, it will
only assist or provide an LDW
alert when approaching the lane
on the side where it has detected
a lane marking. Even with LKA
and LDW, you must steer the
vehicle. Always keep your
attention on the road and
maintain proper vehicle position
within the lane, or vehicle
damage, injury, or death could
occur. Always keep the
windshield, headlamps, and
camera sensors clean and in
good repair. Do not use LKA in
bad weather conditions.
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{ Warning
Using LKA while towing a trailer
or on slippery roads could cause
loss of control of the vehicle and
a crash. Turn the system off.
How the System Works
The LKA camera sensor is on the
windshield ahead of the rearview
mirror.
To turn LKA on and off, press
on the center stack.
A
When on, A is green if LKA is
available to assist and provide LDW
alerts. It may assist by gently
turning the steering wheel and
display A as amber if the vehicle
approaches a detected lane marking
without using a turn signal in that
direction. It may also provide an
LDW alert by flashing A amber
as the lane marking is crossed.
Additionally, there will be three
beeps, or the driver seat will pulse
three times, on the right or left,
depending on the lane departure
direction.
The LKA system does not
continuously steer the vehicle.
If LKA does not detect active driver
steering, an alert and chime may be
provided. Move the steering wheel
to dismiss.
When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
The system performance may be
affected by:
. Close vehicles ahead.
.
Sudden lighting changes, such
as when driving through tunnels.
.
Banked roads.
.
Roads with poor lane markings,
such as two-lane roads.
If the LKA system is not functioning
properly when lane markings are
clearly visible, cleaning the
windshield may help.
LKA assistance and/or LDW alerts
may occur due to tar marks,
shadows, cracks in the road,
temporary or construction lane
markings, or other road
imperfections. This is normal system
operation; the vehicle does not need
service. Turn LKA off if these
conditions continue.
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Fuel
For diesel engine vehicles, see
“Fuel for Diesel Engines” in the
Duramax diesel supplement.
GM recommends the use of TOP
TIER Detergent Gasoline to keep
the engine cleaner and reduce
engine deposits. See
www.toptiergas.com for a list of TOP
TIER Detergent Gasoline marketers
and applicable countries.
If the vehicle has a yellow sticker on
the fuel door, E85 or FlexFuel can
be used. See E85 or
FlexFuel 0 312.
Except the 6.2L engine, use regular
unleaded gasoline meeting ASTM
specification D4814 with a posted
octane rating of 87 or higher. Do not
use gasoline with a posted octane
rating of less than 87, as this may
cause engine knock and will lower
fuel economy.
For the 6.2L engine, premium
unleaded gasoline meeting ASTM
specification D4814 with a posted
octane rating of 93 is highly
recommended for best performance
and fuel economy. Unleaded
gasoline with an octane rated as low
as 87 can be used. Using unleaded
gasoline rated below 93 octane,
however, will lead to reduced
acceleration and fuel economy.
If knocking occurs, use a gasoline
rated at 93 octane as soon as
possible, otherwise, the engine
could be damaged. If heavy
knocking is heard when using
gasoline with a 93 octane rating, the
engine needs service.
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Prohibited Fuels
Caution
Do not use fuels with any of the
following conditions; doing so
may damage the vehicle and void
its warranty:
. For vehicles which are not
FlexFuel, fuel labeled
greater than 15% ethanol by
volume, such as mid-level
ethanol blends (16 – 50%
ethanol), E85, or FlexFuel.
. Fuel with any amount of
methanol, methylal, and
aniline. These fuels can
corrode metal fuel system
parts or damage plastic and
rubber parts.
. Fuel containing metals such
as methylcyclopentadienyl
manganese tricarbonyl
(MMT), which can damage
the emissions control
system and spark plugs.
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Caution (Continued)
.
Fuel with a posted octane
rating of less than the
recommended fuel. Using
this fuel will lower fuel
economy and performance,
and may decrease the life of
the emissions catalyst.
California Fuel
Requirements
If the vehicle is certified to meet
California Emissions Standards, it is
designed to operate on fuels that
meet California specifications. See
the underhood emission control
label. If this fuel is not available in
states adopting California Emissions
Standards, the vehicle will operate
satisfactorily on fuels meeting
federal specifications, but emission
control system performance may be
affected. The malfunction indicator
lamp could turn on and the vehicle
may not pass a smog-check test.
See Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light) 0 138. 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.
Fuels in Foreign
Countries
The U.S., Canada, and Mexico post
fuel octane ratings in anti-knock
index (AKI). For fuel not to use in a
foreign country, see “Prohibited
Fuels” in Fuel 0 311.
Fuel Additives
To keep fuel systems clean, TOP
TIER Detergent Gasoline is
recommended. See Fuel 0 311.
If TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline is
not available, one bottle of GM Fuel
System Treatment Cleaner added to
the fuel tank at every engine oil
change, can help. GM Fuel System
Treatment Cleaner is the only
gasoline additive recommended by
General Motors. It is available at
your dealer.
If your vehicle is able to use E85 or
FlexFuel, GM Fuel System
Treatment Cleaner - FlexFuel is the
only recommended additive for use.
Do not use any other additives with
an E85 or FlexFuel vehicle. See
E85 or FlexFuel 0 312.
E85 or FlexFuel
Vehicles with a yellow sticker on the
fuel door can use either unleaded
gasoline or fuel containing up to
85% ethanol (E85). All other
vehicles should use only the
unleaded gasoline as described in
Fuel 0 311.
The use of E85 or FlexFuel is
encouraged when the vehicle is
designed to use it. E85 or FlexFuel
is made from renewable sources.
To help locate fuel stations that
carry E85 or FlexFuel, the U.S.
Department of Energy has an
alternative fuels website. See
www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/locator/
stations.
E85 or FlexFuel should meet
ASTM Specification D 5798 or
CAN/CGSB–3.512 in Canada. Do
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not use the fuel if the ethanol
content is greater than 85%. Fuel
mixtures that do not meet ASTM or
CGSB specifications can affect
driveability and could cause the
malfunction indicator lamp to
come on.
For the 6.0L V8 engine, after
refueling, the vehicle calculates the
composition of the fuel. It is not
recommended to repeatedly switch
between fuels. If fuels are switched
frequently, add as much fuel as
possible and do not add less than
11 L (3 gal) when refueling. Drive at
least 11 km (7 mi) immediately after
refueling to allow the vehicle to
adapt to the change in ethanol
concentration.
Because E85 or FlexFuel has less
energy per liter (gallon) than
gasoline, the vehicle will need to be
refilled more often. See Filling the
Tank 0 313.
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Caution
{ Warning
Some additives are not
compatible with E85 or FlexFuel
and can harm the vehicle's fuel
system. Do not add anything to
E85 or FlexFuel. Damage caused
by additives would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty.
Fuel vapors and fuel fires burn
violently and can cause injury or
death.
. To help avoid injuries to you
and others, read and follow
all the instructions on the
fuel pump island.
. Turn off the engine when
refueling.
. Keep sparks, flames, and
smoking materials away
from fuel.
. Do not leave the fuel pump
unattended.
. Do not use a cell phone
while refueling.
. Do not reenter the vehicle
while pumping fuel.
. Keep children away from
the fuel pump and never let
children pump fuel.
(Continued)
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.
Filling the Tank
If the vehicle has a diesel engine,
see the Duramax diesel supplement
for more information.
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{ Warning
Warning (Continued)
.
Fuel can spray out if the
refueling nozzle is inserted
too quickly. This spray can
happen if the tank is nearly
full, and is more likely in hot
weather. Insert the refueling
nozzle slowly and wait for
any hiss noise to stop prior
to beginning to flow fuel.
Overfilling the fuel tank by more
than three clicks of a standard fill
nozzle may cause:
. Vehicle performance issues,
including engine stalling and
damage to the fuel system.
. Fuel spills.
.
Potential fuel fires.
Be careful not to spill fuel. Wait a
few seconds after you have finished
pumping before removing the
nozzle. Clean fuel from painted
surfaces as soon as possible. See
Exterior Care 0 441.
{ Warning
The vehicle has a capless refueling
system and does not have a fuel
cap. The filling nozzle must be fully
inserted and latched prior to starting
fuel flow.
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.
For models with dual fuel tanks, the
fuel gauge shows an average of
both tanks. The rear tank is emptied
first. When refueling, refuel the front
tank first, then add fuel to the
rear tank.
Filling the Tank With a Portable
Gas Can
If the vehicle runs out of fuel and
must be filled from a portable
gas can:
1. Locate the capless funnel
adapter from inside the vehicle.
2. Insert and latch the funnel into
the capless fuel system.
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{ Warning
Warning (Continued)
Attempting to refuel without using
the funnel adapter may cause fuel
spillage and damage the capless
fuel system. This could cause a
fire and you or others could be
badly burned and the vehicle
could be damaged.
means. You or others could be
badly burned and the vehicle
could be damaged. Always:
. Use approved fuel
containers.
. Remove the container from
the vehicle, trunk, or pickup
bed before filling.
. Place the container on the
ground.
. Place the nozzle inside the
fill opening of the container
before dispensing fuel, and
keep it in contact with the fill
opening until filling is
complete.
. Fill the container no more
than 95% full to allow for
expansion.
. Do not smoke, light
matches, or use lighters
while pumping fuel.
. Avoid using cell phones or
other electronic devices.
3. Remove and clean the funnel
adapter and return to the
storage location.
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
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Trailer Towing
General Towing
Information
Only use towing equipment that has
been designed for the vehicle.
Contact your dealer or trailering
dealer for assistance with preparing
the vehicle for towing a trailer. Read
the entire section before towing a
trailer.
For towing a disabled vehicle, see
Towing the Vehicle 0 436. For
towing the vehicle behind another
vehicle such as a motor home, see
Recreational Vehicle Towing 0 437.
Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips
Driving with a Trailer
When towing a trailer:
. Become familiar with the state
and local laws that apply to
trailer towing.
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The trailer must be equipped
with brakes adequate for the
intended use. A loaded trailer
weighing more than 900 kg
(2,000 lb) must be equipped with
its own brake system, with
brakes working on all axles.
Trailer braking equipment
conforming to Canadian
Standards Association (CSA)
requirement CAN3-D313, or its
equivalent, is recommended.
.
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) of trailer towing, do not
drive over 80 km/h (50 mph) and
do not make starts at full throttle.
.
.
Vehicles can tow in D (Drive).
The Tow/Haul Mode may be
used if the transmission shifts
too often. See Tow/Haul
Mode 0 282.
Turn off Park Assist when
towing.
{ Warning
When towing a trailer, exhaust
gases may collect at the rear of
the vehicle and enter if the
liftgate, trunk/hatch, or rear-most
window is open.
When towing a trailer:
. Do not drive with the
liftgate, trunk/hatch,
or rear-most window open.
. Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
. Also adjust the climate
control system to a setting
that brings in only outside
air. See “Climate Control
Systems” in the Index.
For more information about
carbon monoxide, see Engine
Exhaust 0 276.
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.
The structure, tires, and brakes of
the trailer must be rated to carry the
load. Inadequate trailer equipment
can cause the combination to
operate in an unexpected or unsafe
manner.
Before starting, check all trailer hitch
parts and attachments, safety
chains, electrical connectors, lamps,
tires, and mirrors. Get familiar with
the handling and braking of the rig.
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.
Following Distance
Stay at least twice as far behind the
vehicle ahead as you would when
driving the vehicle without a trailer.
This can help to avoid heavy
braking and sudden turns.
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Passing
More passing distance is needed
when towing a trailer. The
combination will not accelerate as
quickly and is longer so it is
necessary to go much farther
beyond the passed vehicle before
returning to the lane.
Backing Up
Hold the bottom of the steering
wheel with one hand. To move the
trailer to the left, move that hand to
the left. To move the trailer to the
right, move your hand to the right.
Always back up slowly and,
if possible, have someone
guide you.
Making Turns
Caution
Making very sharp turns while
trailering could cause the trailer to
come in contact with the vehicle.
The vehicle could be damaged.
Avoid making very sharp turns
while trailering.
When turning with a trailer, make
wider turns than normal. Do this so
the trailer will not strike soft
shoulders, curbs, road signs, trees,
or other objects. Avoid jerky or
sudden maneuvers. Signal well in
advance.
If the trailer turn signal bulbs burn
out, the arrows on the instrument
cluster will still flash for turns. It is
important to check occasionally to
be sure the trailer bulbs are still
working.
Driving on Grades
Reduce speed and shift to a lower
gear before starting down a long or
steep downgrade. If the
transmission is not shifted down, the
brakes might get hot and no longer
work well.
Vehicles can tow in D (Drive). Shift
the transmission to a lower gear if
the transmission shifts too often
under heavy loads and/or hilly
conditions.
The Tow/Haul Mode may be used if
the transmission shifts too often.
See Tow/Haul Mode 0 282.
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When towing at high altitude on
steep uphill grades, consider the
following: Engine coolant will boil at
a lower temperature than at normal
altitudes. If the engine is turned off
immediately after towing at high
altitude on steep uphill grades, the
vehicle may 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 0 372.
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.
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If parking the rig on a hill:
1. Press the brake pedal, but do
not shift into P (Park) yet. Turn
the wheels into the curb if
facing downhill or into traffic if
facing uphill.
2. Have someone place chocks
under the trailer wheels.
3. When the wheel chocks are in
place, release the regular
brakes until the chocks absorb
the load.
4. Reapply the brake pedal. Then
apply the parking brake and
shift into P (Park).
5. Release the brake pedal.
Leaving After Parking on a Hill
1. Apply and hold the brake
pedal.
2. Start the engine.
3. Shift into a gear.
4. Release the parking brake.
5. Let up on the brake pedal.
6. Drive slowly until the trailer is
clear of the chocks.
7. Stop and have someone pick
up and store the chocks.
Maintenance when Trailer
Towing
The vehicle needs service more
often when pulling a trailer. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 452.
Things that are especially important
in trailer operation are automatic
transmission fluid, engine oil, axle
lubricant, belts, cooling system, and
brake system. It is a good idea to
inspect these before and during
the trip.
Check periodically to see that all
hitch nuts and bolts are tight.
Trailer Towing
If the vehicle has a diesel engine,
see the Duramax diesel
supplement.
If the vehicle is bi-fuel, see the
bi-fuel supplement.
Do not tow a trailer during break-in.
See New Vehicle Break-In 0 267.
{ Warning
The driver can lose control when
pulling a trailer if the correct
equipment is not used or the
vehicle is not driven properly. For
example, if the trailer is too heavy
or the trailer brakes are
inadequate for the load, the
vehicle may not stop as expected.
The driver and passengers could
be seriously injured. The vehicle
may also be damaged; the
resulting repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Pull a trailer only if all the steps in
this section have been followed.
Ask your dealer for advice and
information about towing a trailer
with the vehicle.
Caution
Pulling a trailer improperly can
damage the vehicle and result in
costly repairs not covered by the
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vehicle warranty. To pull a trailer
correctly, follow the advice in this
section and see your dealer for
important information about
towing a trailer with the vehicle.
See Vehicle Load Limits 0 259 for
more information about the vehicle's
maximum load capacity.
To identify the trailering capacity of
the vehicle, read the information in
“Weight of the Trailer” later in this
section.
Trailering is different than just
driving the vehicle by itself.
Trailering means changes in
handling, acceleration, braking,
durability, and fuel economy.
Successful, safe trailering takes
correct equipment, and it has to be
used properly.
The following information has many
time-tested, important trailering tips
and safety rules. Many of these are
important for your safety and that of
your passengers. Read this section
carefully before pulling a trailer.
Weight of the Trailer
Safe trailering requires monitoring
the weight, speed, altitude, road
grades, outside temperature, and
how frequently the vehicle is used to
pull a trailer. Take into consideration
any special equipment on the
vehicle, and the amount of tongue
weight the vehicle can carry. See
“Weight of the Trailer Tongue” later
in this section for more information.
Trailer weight rating (TWR) for
pickup models is calculated
assuming the tow vehicle has the
driver, a front seat passenger, and
all required trailering equipment.
Weight of additional optional
equipment, passengers, and cargo
in the tow vehicle must be
subtracted from the trailer weight
rating.
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Ask your dealer for trailering
information or advice.
For kingpin weight and trailer
tongue weight information, see
“Weight of the Trailer Tongue” later
in this section.
Use the following chart to determine
how much the vehicle can weigh,
based upon the vehicle model and
options.
Weights listed apply for
conventional trailers and
gooseneck/fifth-wheel trailers unless
otherwise noted.
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Axle Ratio
Maximum Trailer
Weight (c)
GCWR (a)
1500 Series 2WD Regular Cab Standard Box
4.3L V6
3.23
2 722 kg (6,000 lb)
4 990 kg (11,000 lb)
4.3L V6
4.10
2 087 kg (4,600 lb)
4 309 kg (9,500 lb)
5.3L V8
3.08
3 130 kg (6,900 lb)
5 443 kg (12,000 lb)
5.3L V8
3.42
4 037 kg (8,900 lb)
6 350 kg (14,000 lb)
4.3L V6
3.23
2 540 kg (5,600 lb)
4 990 kg (11,000 lb)
5.3L V8
3.08
2 903 kg (6,400 lb)
5 443 kg (12,000 lb)
5.3L V8, 6-speed automatic
transmission
3.42
4 264 kg (9,400 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
5.3L V8, 8-speed automatic
transmission – Conventional Trailer
3.42
4 264 kg (9,400 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
5.3L V8, 8-speed automatic
transmission – Gooseneck/
Fifth-Wheel Trailer
3.42
4 128 kg (9,100 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
5.3L V8, 8-speed automatic
transmission with Enhanced Towing
Package – Conventional Trailer
3.42
5 035 kg (11,100 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
1500 Series 2WD Double Cab Standard Box
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Maximum Trailer
Weight (c)
GCWR (a)
5.3L V8, 8-speed automatic
transmission with Enhanced Towing
Package – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.42
4 990 kg (11,000 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
5.3L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.73
5 035 kg (11,100 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
5.3L V8 – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.73
4 990 kg (11,000 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
6.2L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.23
4 264 kg (9,400 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
6.2L V8 – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.23
4 082 kg (9,000 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
6.2L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.42
5 670 kg (12,500 lb)
8 255 kg (18,200 lb)
6.2L V8 – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.42
5 307 kg (11,700 lb)
8 255 kg (18,200 lb)
4.3L V6
3.23
2 449 kg (5,400 lb)
4 990 kg (11,000 lb)
5.3L V8
3.08
2 858 kg (6,300 lb)
5 443 kg (12,000 lb)
5.3L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.42
4 218 kg (9,300 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
Vehicle
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Maximum Trailer
Weight (c)
GCWR (a)
5.3L V8, 6-speed automatic
transmission – Gooseneck/
Fifth-Wheel Trailer
3.42
3 901 kg (8,600 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
5.3L V8, 8-speed automatic
transmission – Gooseneck/
Fifth-Wheel Trailer
3.42
3 674 kg (8,100 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
5.3L V8, 8-speed automatic
transmission with Enhanced Towing
Package – Conventional Trailer
3.42
4 944 kg (10,900 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
5.3L V8, 8-speed automatic
transmission with Enhanced Towing
Package – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.42
4 808 kg (10,600 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
5.3L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.73
4 990 kg (11,000 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
5.3L V8 – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.73
4 853 kg (10,700 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
6.2L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.23
4 218 kg (9,300 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
6.2L V8 – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.23
3 856 kg (8,500 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
6.2L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.42
5 398 kg (11,900 lb)
8 029 kg (17,700 lb)
Vehicle
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Axle Ratio
Maximum Trailer
Weight (c)
GCWR (a)
6.2L V8 – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.42
4 808 kg (10,600 lb)
8 029 kg (17,700 lb)
4.3L V6
3.23
2 495 kg (5,500 lb)
4 990 kg (11,000 lb)
5.3L V8
3.08
2 903 kg (6,400 lb)
5 443 kg (12,000 lb)
5.3L V8, 6-speed automatic
transmission
3.42
4 264 kg (9,400 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
5.3L V8, 8-speed automatic
transmission
3.42
4 218 kg (9,300 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
5.3L V8, 8-speed automatic
transmission with Enhanced Towing
Package
3.42
4 990 kg (11,000 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
5.3L V8
3.73
4 990 kg (11,000 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
6.2L V8
3.23
4 218 kg (9,300 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
6.2L V8
3.42
5 670 kg (12,500 lb)
8 255 kg (18,200 lb)
1500 Series 2WD Crew Cab Short Box (b)
1500 Series 2WD Regular Cab Long Box
4.3L V6
3.23
2 676 kg (5,900 lb)
4 990 kg (11,000 lb)
5.3L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.08
3 084 kg (6,800 lb)
5 443 kg (12,000 lb)
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Axle Ratio
Maximum Trailer
Weight (c)
GCWR (a)
5.3L V8 – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.08
3 039 kg (6,700 lb)
5 443 kg (12,000 lb)
5.3L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.42
4 445 kg (9,800 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
5.3L V8 – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.42
4 400 kg (9,700 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
4.3L V6 – Conventional Trailer
3.42
3 447 kg (7,600 lb)
5 806 kg (12,800 lb)
4.3L V6 – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.42
3 402 kg (7,500 lb)
5 806 kg (12,800 lb)
5.3L V8
3.08
2 994 kg (6,600 lb)
5 443 kg (12,000 lb)
5.3L V8
3.42
3 901 kg (8,600 lb)
6 350 kg (14,000 lb)
4.3L V6
3.42
3 221 kg (7,100 lb)
5 806 kg (12,800 lb)
5.3L V8
3.08
2 812 kg (6,200 lb)
5 443 kg (12,000 lb)
5.3L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.42
4 173 kg (9,200 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
5.3L V8, 6-speed automatic
transmission – Gooseneck/
Fifth-Wheel Trailer
3.42
4 082 kg (9,000 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
1500 Series 4WD Regular Cab Standard Box
1500 Series 4WD Double Cab Standard Box
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Weight (c)
GCWR (a)
5.3L V8, 8-speed automatic
transmission – Gooseneck/
Fifth-Wheel Trailer
3.42
4 173 kg (9,200 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
5.3L V8, 8-speed automatic
transmission with Enhanced Towing
Package
3.42
4 899 kg (10,800 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
5.3L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.73
4 944 kg (10,900 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
5.3L V8 – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.73
4 899 kg (10,800 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
6.2L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.23
4 128 kg (9,100 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
6.2L V8 – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.23
3 901 kg (8,600 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
6.2L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.42
5 352 kg (11,800 lb)
8 029 kg (17,700 lb)
6.2L V8 – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.42
5 126 kg (11,300 lb)
8 029 kg (17,700 lb)
4.3L V6
3.42
3 175 kg (7,000 lb)
5 806 kg (12,800 lb)
5.3L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.08
2 767 kg (6,100 lb)
5 443 kg (12,000 lb)
Vehicle
1500 Series 4WD Crew Cab Standard Box
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Axle Ratio
Maximum Trailer
Weight (c)
GCWR (a)
5.3L V8 – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.08
2 722 kg (6,000 lb)
5 443 kg (12,000 lb)
5.3L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.42
4 128 kg (9,100 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
5.3L V8, 6-speed automatic
transmission – Gooseneck/
Fifth-Wheel Trailer
3.42
3 674 kg (8,100 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
5.3L V8, 8-speed automatic
transmission – Gooseneck/
Fifth-Wheel Trailer
3.42
3 765 kg (8,300 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
5.3L V8, 8-speed automatic
transmission with Enhanced Towing
Package
3.42
4 853 kg (10,700 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
5.3L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.73
4 899 kg (10,800 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
5.3L V8 – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.73
4 853 kg (10,700 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
6.2L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.23
4 128 kg (9,100 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
6.2L V8 – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.23
3 719 kg (8,200 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
6.2L V8 – Conventional Trailer
3.42
5 307 kg (11,700 lb)
8 029 kg (17,700 lb)
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Axle Ratio
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Weight (c)
GCWR (a)
6.2L V8 – Gooseneck/Fifth-Wheel
Trailer
3.42
4 763 kg (10,500 lb)
8 029 kg (17,700 lb)
4.3L V6
3.42
3 175 kg (7,000 lb)
5 806 kg (12,800 lb)
5.3L V8
3.08
2 767 kg (6,100 lb)
5 443 kg (12,000 lb)
5.3L V8
3.42
4 128 kg (9,100 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
5.3L V8, 8-speed automatic
transmission with Enhanced Towing
Package
3.42
4 899 kg (10,800 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
5.3L V8
3.73
4 899 kg (10,800 lb)
7 575 kg (16,700 lb)
6.2L V8
3.23
4 128 kg (9,100 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
6.2L V8
3.42
5 307 kg (11,700 lb)
8 029 kg (17,700 lb)
4.3L V6
3.42
3 357 kg (7,400 lb)
5 806 kg (12,800 lb)
5.3L V8
3.08
2 948 kg (6,500 lb)
5 443 kg (12,000 lb)
5.3L V8
3.42
4 309 kg (9,500 lb)
6 804 kg (15,000 lb)
3.73
4 536 kg (10,000 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
1500 Series 4WD Crew Cab Short Box (b)
1500 Series 4WD Regular Cab Long Box
2500 Series 2WD Double Cab Standard Box
6.0L V8
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Maximum Trailer
Weight (c)
GCWR (a)
6.0L V8 – Conventional Trailer
4.10
5 897 kg (13,000 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 – Fifth-Wheel Trailer
4.10
6 577 kg (14,500 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
2500 Series 2WD Crew Cab Standard Box
6.0L V8
3.73
4 445 kg (9,800 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 – Conventional Trailer
4.10
5 897 kg (13,000 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 – Fifth-Wheel Trailer
4.10
6 486 kg (14,300 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
2500 Series 2WD Regular Cab Long Box
6.0L V8
3.73
4 672 kg (10,300 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 (RPO UB7)
3.73
4 627 kg (10,200 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 – Conventional Trailer
4.10
6 577 kg (14,500 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 – Fifth-Wheel Trailer
4.10
6 713 kg (14,800 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
3.73
4 491 kg (9,900 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
2500 Series 2WD Double Cab Long Box
6.0L V8
6.0L V8 – Conventional Trailer
4.10
6 532 kg (14,400 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 – Fifth-Wheel Trailer
4.10
6 532 kg (14,400 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
3.73
4 400 kg (9,700 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
2500 Series 2WD Crew Cab Long Box
6.0L V8
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Weight (c)
GCWR (a)
6.0L V8 – Conventional Trailer
4.10
6 486 kg (14,300 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 – Fifth-Wheel Trailer
4.10
6 441 kg (14,200 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
2500 Series 4WD Double Cab Standard Box
6.0L V8
3.73
4 400 kg (9,700 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 – Conventional Trailer
4.10
5 897 kg (13,000 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 – Fifth-Wheel Trailer
4.10
6 441 kg (14,200 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
2500 Series 4WD Crew Cab Standard Box
6.0L V8
3.73
4 309 kg (9,500 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 – Conventional Trailer
4.10
5 897 kg (13,000 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 – Fifth-Wheel Trailer
4.10
6 350 kg (14,000 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8
3.73
4 536 kg (10,000 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 – Conventional Trailer
4.10
6 577 kg (14,500 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 – Fifth-Wheel Trailer
4.10
6 577 kg (14,500 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8
3.73
4 354 kg (9,600 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 – Conventional Trailer
4.10
6 396 kg (14,100 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
2500 Series 4WD Regular Cab Long Box
2500 Series 4WD Double Cab Long Box
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Axle Ratio
Maximum Trailer
Weight (c)
GCWR (a)
4.10
6 396 kg (14,100 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
3.73
4 264 kg (9,400 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
2500 Series 4WD Crew Cab Long Box
6.0L V8
6.0L V8 – Conventional Trailer
4.10
6 305 kg (13,900 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 – Fifth-Wheel Trailer
4.10
6 305 kg (13,900 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 (Single Rear Wheels)
3.73
4 581 kg (10,100 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 (Single Rear Wheels)
4.10
6 577 kg (14,500 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 (Dual Rear Wheels)
3.73
4 445 kg (9,800 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 (Dual Rear Wheels)
4.10
6 486 kg (14,300 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8
3.73
4 400 kg (9,700 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 – Conventional Trailer
4.10
5 897 kg (13,000 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 Fifth-Wheel Trailer
4.10
6 441 kg (14,200 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 (Single Rear Wheels)
3.73
4 400 kg (9,700 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 (Single Rear Wheels)
4.10
6 441 kg (14,200 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
3500 Series 2WD Regular Cab Long Box
3500 Series 2WD Crew Cab Standard Box
3500 Series 2WD Double Cab Long Box
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Weight (c)
GCWR (a)
6.0L V8 (Dual Rear Wheels)
Fifth-Wheel Trailer
3.73
4 218 kg (9,300 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 (Dual Rear Wheels)
4.10
6 260 kg (13,800 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 (Single Rear Wheels)
3.73
4 354 kg (9,600 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 (Single Rear Wheels)
Conventional Trailer
4.10
6 396 kg (14,100 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 (Dual Rear Wheels)
3.73
4 173 kg (9,200 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 (Dual Rear Wheels)
4.10
6 214 kg (13,700 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 (Single Rear Wheels)
3.73
4 445 kg (9,800 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 (Single Rear Wheels)
Conventional Trailer
4.10
6 486 kg (14,300 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 (Dual Rear Wheels)
3.73
4 264 kg (9,400 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 (Dual Rear Wheels)
4.10
6 305 kg (13,900 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8
3.73
4 264 kg (9,400 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 – Conventional Trailer
4.10
5 897 kg (13,000 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
Vehicle
3500 Series 2WD Crew Cab Long Box
3500 Series 4WD Regular Cab Long Box
3500 Series 4WD Crew Cab Standard Box
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Axle Ratio
Maximum Trailer
Weight (c)
GCWR (a)
4.10
6 305 kg (13,900 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 (Single Rear Wheels)
3.73
4 264 kg (9,400 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 (Single Rear Wheels)
4.10
6 305 kg (13,900 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 (Dual Rear Wheels)
3.73
4 082 kg (9,000 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 (Dual Rear Wheels)
4.10
6 123 kg (13,500 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
Vehicle
6.0L V8 – Fifth-Wheel Trailer
3500 Series 4WD Double Cab Long Box
3500 Series 4WD Crew Cab Long Box
6.0L V8 (Single Rear Wheels)
3.73
4 173 kg (9,200 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 (Single Rear Wheels)
Conventional Trailer
4.10
6 214 kg (13,700 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8 (Dual Rear Wheels)
3.73
3 992 kg (8,800 lb)
7 530 kg (16,600 lb)
6.0L V8 (Dual Rear Wheels)
4.10
6 033 kg (13,300 lb)
9 571 kg (21,100 lb)
6.0L V8
3.73
(d)
14 107 kg (31,100 lb)
6.0L V8
4.10
(d)
14 107 kg (31,100 lb)
3500 Series Chassis Cab 2WD/4WD
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Vehicle
Axle Ratio
Maximum Trailer
Weight (c)
GCWR (a)
(a) 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.
(b) This model is neither designed nor intended to tow fifth-wheel or gooseneck trailers.
(c) For pickup box delete vehicles, choose an appropriate hitch and load the truck and trailer within the limits of
GCWR, GVWR, and RGAWR.
(d) Maximum Trailer Weight cannot be provided because total vehicle weight is unknown.
Ask your dealer for trailering
information or advice.
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
The tongue load (1) of any trailer is
very important because it is also
part of the vehicle weight. 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 as well as trailer tongue
weight. Vehicle options, equipment,
passengers and cargo in the vehicle
reduce the amount of tongue weight
the vehicle can carry, which will also
reduce the trailer weight the vehicle
can tow.
Trailer tongue weight (1) should be
10-15% and fifth-wheel or
gooseneck kingpin weight should be
15-25% of the loaded trailer
weight (2) up to the maximums for
vehicle series and hitch type.
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Vehicle Series
Maximum Tongue
Weight
Hitch Type
1500
Weight-Carrying
363 kg (800 lb)
1500
Weight-Distributing
567 kg (1,250 lb)
2500/3500
Standard Box
Weight-Carrying or
Weight-Distributing
680 kg (1,500 lb)
2500/
3500 Long Box
Weight-Carrying or
Weight-Distributing
907 kg (2,000 lb)
2500
Fifth-Wheel Gooseneck
1 361 kg (3,000 lb)
3500 Single Rear
Wheels
Fifth-Wheel Gooseneck
1 814 kg (4,000 lb)
3500 Dual Rear
Wheels
Fifth-Wheel Gooseneck
2 495 kg (5,500 lb)
Do not exceed the maximum
allowable tongue weight for the
vehicle. Choose the shortest hitch
extension that will position the hitch
ball closest to the vehicle. This will
help reduce the effect of trailer
tongue weight on the rear axle.
Trailer rating may be limited by the
vehicle's ability to carry tongue
weight. Tongue or kingpin weight
cannot cause the vehicle to exceed
the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating) or the RGAWR (Rear Gross
Axle Weight Rating). See “Total
Weight on the Vehicle's Tires” later
in this section.
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.
If a cargo carrier is used in the
trailer hitch receiver, choose a
carrier that positions the load as
close to the vehicle as possible.
Make sure the total weight,
including the carrier, is no more than
half of the maximum allowable
tongue weight for the vehicle or
227 kg (500 lb), whichever is less.
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Total Weight on the Vehicle's
Tires
Be sure the vehicle's tires are
inflated to the inflation pressures
found on the Certification/Tire label
on the center pillar or see Vehicle
Load Limits 0 259. Make sure not to
exceed the GVWR limit for the
vehicle, or the RGAWR, with the tow
vehicle and trailer fully loaded for
the trip including the weight of the
trailer tongue. If using a
weight-distributing hitch, make sure
not to exceed the RGAWR before
applying the weight distribution
spring bars.
Weight of the Trailering
Combination
It is important that the combination
of the tow vehicle and trailer does
not exceed any of its weight
ratings — GCWR, GVWR, RGAWR,
Trailer Weight Rating, or Tongue
Weight. The only way to be sure it is
not exceeding any of these ratings
is to weigh the tow vehicle and
trailer combination, fully loaded for
the trip, getting individual weights
for each of these items.
Towing Equipment
Hitches
The correct hitch equipment helps
maintain combination control. Many
trailers can be towed with a
weight-carrying hitch which simply
features a coupler latched to the
hitch ball, or a tow eye latched to a
pintle hook. Other trailers may
require a weight-distributing hitch
that uses spring bars to distribute
the trailer tongue weight among the
tow vehicle and trailer axles.
Fifth-wheel and gooseneck hitches
may also be used. See “Weight of
the Trailer Tongue” under Trailer
Towing 0 318 for rating limits with
various hitch types.
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If a step-bumper hitch will be used,
the bumper could be damaged in
sharp turns. Make sure there
is ample room when turning to avoid
contact between the trailer and the
bumper.
Consider using sway controls with
any trailer. Ask a trailering
professional about sway controls or
refer to the trailer manufacturer's
recommendations and instructions.
Weight-Distributing Hitch and
Adjustment
A weight-distributing hitch may be
useful with some trailers. Use the
following guidelines to determine if a
weight-distributing hitch should
be used.
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Trailer Weight
Weight-Distributing Hitch
Usage
1500
Up to 3 175 kg (7,000 lb)
Optional
Refer to trailer
manufacturer’s
recommendation
1500
Over 3 175 kg (7,000 lb)
Required
50%
Up to 9 080 kg (20,000 lb)
Optional
Refer to trailer
manufacturer’s
recommendation
Vehicle Series
2500/3500
When using a weight-distributing
hitch, measure distance (2) before
coupling the trailer to the hitch ball.
Measure the height again after the
trailer is coupled and adjust the
spring bars so the distance (2) is as
close as possible to halfway
between the two measurements.
Fifth-Wheel and Gooseneck
Trailering
1. Front of Vehicle
2. Body to Ground Distance
Fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers
can be used with many pickup
models. These trailers place a
larger percentage of the weight
(kingpin weight) on the tow vehicle
Hitch Distribution
than conventional trailers. Make
sure this weight does not cause the
vehicle to exceed GAWR or GVWR.
Fifth-wheel or gooseneck kingpin
weight should be 15 to 25% of the
trailer weight up to the maximum
amount specified in the trailering
chart for the vehicle. See “Weight of
the Trailer” under Trailer
Towing 0 318.
The hitch should be located in the
pickup bed so that its centerline is
over or slightly in front of the rear
axle. Take care that it is not so far
forward that it will contact the back
of the cab in sharp turns. This is
especially important for short box
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pickups. Trailer pin box extensions
and sliding fifth-wheel hitch
assemblies can help this condition.
There should be at least 15 cm (6 in)
of clearance between the top of the
pickup box and the bottom of the
trailer shelf that extends over
the box.
Safety Chains
Always attach chains between the
vehicle and the trailer. Cross the
safety chains under the tongue of
the trailer to help prevent the tongue
from contacting the road if it
becomes separated from the hitch.
Instructions about safety chains
may be provided by the hitch
manufacturer or by the trailer
manufacturer. If the trailer being
towed weighs up to 2 271 kg
(5,000 lb) with a factory-installed
step bumper, safety chains may be
attached to the attaching points on
the bumper; otherwise, safety
chains should be attached to holes
on the trailer hitch platform. Always
leave just enough slack so the
combination can turn. Never allow
safety chains to drag on the ground.
Trailer Brakes
A loaded trailer that weighs more
than 900 kg (2,000 lb) must be
equipped with its own brake system,
with brakes working on all axles.
Trailer braking equipment
conforming to Canadian Standards
Association (CSA) requirement
CAN3-D313, or its equivalent, is
recommended.
State and local regulations may also
require the trailer to have its own
braking system if loaded above a
certain threshold.
Be sure to read and follow the
instructions for the trailer brakes so
they are installed, adjusted, and
maintained properly.
Do not tap into the vehicle's
hydraulic brake system.
Auxiliary Battery
The auxiliary battery provision can
be used to supply electrical power
to additional equipment that may be
added, such as a slide-in camper.
If equipped, this relay will be on the
driver side of the vehicle, next to the
underhood electrical center.
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Be sure to follow the proper
installation instructions included with
any electrical equipment that is
installed.
Caution
Leaving electrical equipment on
for extended periods will drain the
battery. Always turn off electrical
equipment when not in use and
do not use equipment that
exceeds the maximum amperage
rating of 30 amps for the auxiliary
battery provision.
Trailer Wiring Harness
The vehicle is equipped with one of
the following wiring harnesses for
towing a trailer or hauling a slide-in
camper.
Basic Trailer Wiring
All regular, double cab, and crew
cab pickups have a seven-wire
trailer towing harness.
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Use only a round, seven-wire
connector with flat blade terminals
meeting SAE J2863 specifications
for proper electrical connectivity.
For vehicles equipped with
heavy-duty trailering, the harness
connector is mounted in the bumper.
Red/Green: Battery Feed
.
Dark Blue: Trailer Brake
To help charge a remote
(non-vehicle) battery, press the Tow/
Haul Mode button at the end of the
shift lever. If the trailer is too light for
Tow/Haul Mode, turn on the
headlamps to help charge the
battery.
For vehicles not equipped with
heavy-duty trailering, the harness is
secured to the vehicle's frame
behind the spare tire mount. The
harness requires the installation of a
trailer connector, which is available
through your dealer.
Heavy-Duty Trailer Wiring Harness
Package
.
Camper/Fifth-Wheel Trailer Wiring
Package
For vehicles with the fifth wheel/
gooseneck trailer package, the
harness connector is mounted on
the inside of the pickup bed behind
the rear wheel.
The seven-wire harness contains
the following trailer circuits:
. Green/Violet: Right Stop/Turn
Signal
. Yellow/Gray: Left Stop/Turn
Signal
. Gray/Brown: Taillamps/Parking
Lamps
. White: Ground
.
White/Green: Back-up Lamps
For vehicles without the fifth wheel/
gooseneck tralier package,
seven-wire camper harness is under
the rear bumper, attached to the
frame near the rear crossmember.
A connector must be added to the
wiring harness that connects to the
camper.
The harness contains the following
camper/trailer circuits:
. Green/Violet: Right Stop/Turn
Signal
. Yellow/Gray: Left Stop/Turn
Signal
. Gray/Brown: Taillamps/Parking
Lamps
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White: Ground
.
White/Green: Back-up Lamps
.
Red/Green: Battery Feed
.
Dark Blue: Trailer Brake
Tow/Haul Mode
If the vehicle is equipped with the
heavy-duty trailering option, see
“Heavy-Duty Trailer Wiring Harness
Package” earlier in this section.
When the camper-wiring harness is
ordered without the heavy-duty
trailering package, a seven-wire
harness with a seven-pin connector
is at the rear of the vehicle and is
tied to the vehicle's frame.
Electric Brake Control Wiring
Provisions
Pressing this button at the end of
the shift lever turns on and off the
Tow/Haul Mode.
These wiring provisions are
included with the vehicle as part of
the trailer wiring package. These
provisions are for an electric brake
controller.
The harness should be installed by
your dealer or a qualified service
center.
This indicator light on the instrument
cluster comes on when the Tow/
Haul Mode is on.
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Tow/Haul is a feature that assists
when pulling a heavy trailer or a
large or heavy load. See Tow/Haul
Mode 0 282.
Tow/Haul is designed to be most
effective when the vehicle and
trailer combined weight is at least
75% of the vehicle's Gross
Combined Weight Rating (GCWR).
See “Weight of the Trailer” under
Trailer Towing 0 318. Tow/Haul is
most useful under the following
driving conditions:
. When pulling a heavy trailer or a
large or heavy load through
rolling terrain.
. When pulling a heavy trailer or a
large or heavy load in
stop-and-go traffic.
. When pulling a heavy trailer or a
large or heavy load in busy
parking lots where improved low
speed control of the vehicle is
desired.
Operating the vehicle in Tow/Haul
when lightly loaded or with no trailer
at all will not cause damage.
However, there is no benefit to the
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selection of Tow/Haul when the
vehicle is unloaded. Such a
selection when unloaded may result
in unpleasant engine and
transmission driving characteristics
and reduced fuel economy. Tow/
Haul is recommended only when
pulling a heavy trailer or a large or
heavy load.
Integrated Trailer Brake
Control System
The vehicle may have an Integrated
Trailer Brake Control (ITBC) system
for use with electric trailer brakes or
most electric over hydraulic trailer
brakes.
This symbol is on the Trailer Brake
Control Panel on vehicles with an
ITBC system. The power output to
the trailer brakes is based on the
amount of brake pressure being
applied by the vehicle’s brake
system, and on the type of trailer
brakes detected. This available
power output to the trailer brakes
can be adjusted to a wide range of
trailering situations.
The ITBC system is integrated with
the vehicle’s brake, antilock brake,
and StabiliTrak systems. In trailering
conditions that cause the vehicle’s
antilock brake or StabiliTrak
systems to activate, power sent to
the trailer's brakes will be
automatically adjusted to minimize
trailer wheel lock-up. This does not
imply that the trailer has StabiliTrak.
If the vehicle’s brake, antilock brake,
or StabiliTrak systems are not
functioning properly, the ITBC
system may not be fully functional
or may not function at all. Make sure
all of these systems are fully
operational to ensure full
functionality of the ITBC system.
The ITBC system is powered
through the vehicle's electrical
system. Turning the ignition off will
also turn off the ITBC system. The
ITBC system is fully functional only
when the ignition is in ON/RUN.
{ Warning
Connecting a trailer that has an
air brake system may result in
reduced or complete loss of trailer
braking. There may be an
increase in stopping distance or
trailer instability which could
result in personal injury or
damage to the vehicle, trailer,
or other property. Use the ITBC
system only with electric or
electric over hydraulic trailer
brakes.
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Trailer Brake Control Panel
Page on the Driver Information
Center (DIC) to adjust and display
power output to the trailer brakes.
Trailer Brake DIC Display Page
The ITBC system displays
messages in the DIC.
The display page indicates Trailer
Gain setting, power output to the
trailer brakes, trailer connection, and
system operational status.
1. Manual Trailer Brake Apply
Lever
2. Trailer Gain Adjustment
Buttons
The ITBC system has a control
panel on the instrument panel to the
left of the steering column. See
Instrument Panel 0 6. The control
panel allows adjustment to the
amount of output, referred to as
Trailer Gain, available to the trailer
brakes and allows manual
application of the trailer brakes. The
Trailer Brake Control Panel is used
along with the Trailer Brake Display
To display the Trailer Brake Display
Page, do any of the following:
. Scroll through the DIC menu
pages.
. Press a Trailer Gain button.
If the Trailer Brake Display Page
is not currently displayed, press
a Trailer Gain button to recall the
current Trailer Gain setting.
Each press and release of the
gain buttons will then change the
Trailer Gain setting.
. Activate the Manual Trailer
Brake Apply Lever.
TRAILER GAIN: This setting can be
adjusted from 0.0 to 10.0 with either
a trailer connected or disconnected.
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To adjust the Trailer Gain, press one
of the Trailer Gain Adjustment
buttons. Press and hold a gain
button to continuously adjust the
Trailer Gain. To turn the output to
the trailer off, adjust the Trailer Gain
setting to 0.0 (zero).
TRAILER OUTPUT: This displays
anytime a trailer with electric brakes
is connected. Output to the trailer
brakes is based on the amount of
vehicle braking present and relative
to the Trailer Gain setting. Output is
displayed from 0 to 100% for each
gain setting.
The Trailer Output will indicate
“- - - - - -” on the Trailer Brake
Display Page whenever the
following occur:
. No trailer is connected.
.
A trailer without electric brakes
is connected (no DIC message
will display).
.
A trailer with electric brakes has
become disconnected (a
CHECK TRAILER WIRING
message will also display on
the DIC).
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There is a fault present in the
wiring to the trailer brakes (a
CHECK TRAILER WIRING
message will also display on
the DIC).
The ITBC system is not working
due to a fault (a SERVICE
TRAILER BRAKE SYSTEM
message will also display in
the DIC).
Manual Trailer Brake Apply
The Manual Trailer Brake Apply
Lever is used to apply the trailer’s
electric brakes independent of the
vehicle’s brakes. Sliding the lever to
the left will apply only the trailer
brakes. Use this lever to adjust
Trailer Gain to properly adjust the
power output to the trailer brakes.
The trailer's and the vehicle's brake
lamps will come on when either
vehicle brakes or manual trailer
brakes are applied.
Trailer Gain Adjustment Procedure
Trailer Gain should be set for a
specific trailering condition and must
be adjusted anytime vehicle loading,
trailer loading, or road surface
conditions change.
{ Warning
Trailer brakes that are
over-gained or under-gained may
not stop the vehicle and the trailer
as intended and can result in a
crash. Always follow the
instructions to set the Trailer Gain
for the proper trailer stopping
performance.
Use the following to adjust Trailer
Gain for each towing condition:
1. Drive the vehicle with the trailer
attached on a level road
surface representative of the
towing condition and free of
traffic at about 32 to 40 km/h
(20 to 25 mph) and fully apply
the Manual Trailer Brake Apply
Lever.
Adjusting Trailer Gain at
speeds lower than 32 to
40 km/h (20 to 25 mph) may
result in an incorrect gain
setting.
2. Adjust the Trailer Gain, using
the Trailer Gain Adjustment
Buttons, to just below the point
of trailer wheel lock-up,
indicated by trailer wheel
squeal or tire smoke when a
trailer wheel locks.
Trailer wheel lock-up may not
occur if towing a heavily loaded
trailer. In this case, adjust the
Trailer Gain to the highest
allowable setting for the towing
condition.
3. Readjust Trailer Gain anytime
vehicle loading, trailer loading,
or road surface conditions
change or if trailer wheel
lock-up is noticed at any time
while towing.
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Other ITBC-Related DIC Messages
If the disconnect occurs while
the vehicle is moving, this
message will continue until the
ignition is turned off. This
message will also turn off if it is
acknowledged or if the trailer
harness is reconnected.
In addition to displaying TRAILER
GAIN and OUTPUT through the
DIC, trailer connection and ITBC
system status are displayed on
the DIC.
TRAILER CONNECTED: This
message will briefly display when a
trailer with electric brakes is first
connected to the vehicle. This
message will automatically turn off
in about 10 seconds. This message
can be acknowledged before it
automatically turns off.
CHECK TRAILER WIRING: This
message will display if:
. The ITBC system first
determines connection to a
trailer with electric brakes and
then the trailer harness becomes
disconnected from the vehicle.
If the disconnect occurs while
the vehicle is stationary, this
message will automatically turn
off in about 30 seconds. This
message will also turn off if it is
acknowledged or if the trailer
harness is reconnected.
.
There is an electrical fault in the
wiring to the trailer brakes. This
message will continue as long
as there is an electrical fault in
the trailer wiring. This message
will also turn off if it is
acknowledged.
To determine if the electrical fault is
on the vehicle side or trailer side of
the trailer wiring harness
connection:
1. Disconnect the trailer wiring
harness from the vehicle.
2. Turn the ignition off.
3. Wait 10 seconds, then turn the
ignition back to RUN.
4. If the CHECK TRAILER
WIRING message reappears,
the electrical fault is on the
vehicle side.
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If the CHECK TRAILER
WIRING message only
reappears when connecting the
trailer wiring harness to the
vehicle, the electrical fault is on
the trailer side.
SERVICE TRAILER BRAKE
SYSTEM: This message will display
when there is a problem with the
ITBC system. If this message
continues over multiple ignition
cycles, there is a problem with the
ITBC system. Have the vehicle
serviced.
If either the CHECK TRAILER
WIRING or SERVICE TRAILER
BRAKE SYSTEM message displays
while driving, the ITBC system may
not be fully functional or may not
function at all. When traffic
conditions allow, carefully pull the
vehicle over to the side of the road
and turn the ignition off. Check the
wiring connection to the trailer and
turn the ignition back on. If either of
these messages continues, either
the vehicle or trailer needs service.
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A GM dealer may be able to
diagnose and repair problems with
the trailer. However, any diagnosis
and repair of the trailer is not
covered under the vehicle warranty.
Contact your trailer dealer for
assistance with trailer repairs and
trailer warranty information.
Trailer Sway
Control (TSC)
Vehicles with StabiliTrak have a
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) feature.
Trailer sway is unintended
side-to-side motion of a trailer while
being towed. If the vehicle is towing
a trailer and the TSC detects that
sway is increasing, the vehicle
brakes are selectively applied at
each wheel, to help reduce
excessive trailer sway. If the vehicle
is equipped with the Integrated
Trailer Brake Control (ITBC) system,
and the trailer has the electric
actuated brake system, StabiliTrak
may also apply the trailer brakes.
If TSC is enabled, the Traction
Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak
warning light will flash on the
instrument cluster. Vehicle speed
must be reduced. If trailer sway
continues, StabiliTrak can reduce
engine torque to help slow the
vehicle. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 295.
{ Warning
Even if the vehicle is equipped
with TSC, trailer sway could result
in loss of control and the vehicle
could crash. If excessive trailer
sway is detected, slow down to a
safe speed. Check the trailer and
vehicle to help correct possible
causes. These could include an
improperly or overloaded trailer,
unrestrained cargo, improper
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Warning (Continued)
trailer hitch configuration,
excessive vehicle-trailer speed,
or improperly inflated or incorrect
vehicle or trailer tires. See Towing
Equipment 0 335 for trailer ratings
and hitch setup
recommendations.
Adding non-dealer accessories can
affect the vehicle performance.
See Accessories and
Modifications 0 352.
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Conversions and
Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical
Equipment
{ Warning
The Data Link Connector (DLC) is
used for vehicle service and
Emission Inspection/Maintenance
testing. See Malfunction Indicator
Lamp (Check Engine Light)
0 138. A device connected to the
DLC — such as an aftermarket
fleet or driver-behavior tracking
device — may interfere with
vehicle systems. This could affect
vehicle operation and cause a
crash. Such devices may also
access information stored in the
vehicle’s systems.
Caution
Some electrical equipment can
damage the vehicle or cause
components to not work and
would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Always check
with your dealer before adding
electrical equipment.
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Adding a Snow Plow or
Similar Equipment
Caution
Do not exceed 72 km/h (45 mph)
with a snow plow mounted to the
vehicle. The vehicle could
overheat and be damaged.
Add-on equipment can drain the
vehicle's 12-volt battery, even if the
vehicle is not operating.
Before installing a snow plow on the
vehicle, follow these guidelines:
The vehicle has an airbag system.
Before attempting to add anything
electrical to the vehicle, see
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped
Vehicle 0 86 and Adding Equipment
to the Airbag-Equipped
Vehicle 0 87.
Caution
For information on wiring auxiliary
switches, see www.gmupfitter.com
or contact your dealer.
If the vehicle does not have the
snow plow prep package, RPO
VYU, adding a plow can damage
the vehicle, and the repairs would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Unless the vehicle was
built to carry a snow plow, do not
add one to the vehicle. If the
vehicle has RPO VYU, then the
payload the vehicle can carry will
be reduced when a snow plow is
installed. The vehicle can be
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damaged if either the front or rear
axle ratings or the Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating (GVWR) are
exceeded.
The plow the vehicle can carry
depends on many things, such as:
. The options the vehicle came
with, and the weight of those
options.
. The weight and number of
passengers to be carried.
. The weight of items added to the
vehicle, like a tool box or
truck cap.
. The total weight of any
additional cargo to be carried.
For example, if the snow plow
weighs 318 kg (700 lb), the total
weight of all occupants and cargo
inside the cab should not exceed
135 kg (300 lb). This means that you
may only be able to carry one
passenger. Even this may be too
much if there is other equipment
already adding to the weight of the
vehicle.
.
Make sure the weight on the
front and rear axles does not
exceed the axle rating for each.
To safely carry a snow plow on the
vehicle:
. Follow all aftermarket snow plow
manufacturer’s instructions for
the operation and transportation
of the snow plow.
. With a snow plow attached, the
engine coolant temperature
gauge may show a higher
temperature than while driving
without one. The snow plow
could block the airflow to the
radiator. This could be more
noticeable as vehicle speed
increases. At speeds above
72 km (45 mph), this may cause
the engine coolant to overheat.
. To increase the airflow, move the
snow plow blade postion.
. If driving more than 24 km
(15 mi), angle the plow blade
position.
.
For the front axle, if more cargo
or passengers must be carried,
appropriate counter ballast must
be installed rear of the rear axle.
Counter ballast must be properly
secured so it will not move
during driving.
.
Rear ballast may be required to
ensure a proper front and rear
weight distribution ratio, even
though the actual weight at the
front axle may be less than the
front axle rating.
.
The snow plow manufacturer or
installer can assist in
determining the amount of rear
ballast required, to help make
sure the snow plow/vehicle
combination does not exceed
the GVW rating, the front and
rear axle ratings, and the front
and rear weight distribution ratio.
.
The total vehicle must not
exceed the GVW rating.
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Front axle reserve capacity is the
difference between the Gross Axle
Weight Rating (GAWR) and the front
axle weight of the vehicle with full
fuel and passengers. This is the
amount of weight that can be added
to the front axle before reaching the
front GAWR.
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To calculate the amount of weight
any front accessory, such as a snow
plow, is adding to the front axle, use
this formula:
Canada
The front axle reserve capacity for
the vehicle is in the lower right
corner of the Certification/Tire label.
(W x (A + W.B.)) /W.B.= Weight the
accessory is adding to the
front axle.
United States
Where:
W = Weight of added accessory
A = Distance that the accessory
is in front of the front axle
W.B. = Vehicle Wheelbase
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For example, adding a 318 kg
(700 lb) snow plow actually adds
more than 318 kg (700 lb) to the
front axle. Using the formula, if the
snow plow is 122 cm (4 ft) in front of
the front axle and the wheelbase is
305 cm (10 ft), then:
W = 318 kg (700 lb)
A = 122 cm (4 ft)
W.B. = 305 cm (10 ft)
(W x (A + W.B.)/W.B. =
(318 x (122 + 305))/305 = 445 kg
(980 lb)
This means if the front axle reserve
capacity is more than 445 kg
(980 lb), the snow plow could be
added without exceeding the
front GAWR.
Heavier equipment can be added on
the front of the vehicle if less cargo
or fewer passengers are carried,
or by positioning cargo toward the
rear. This reduces the load on the
front. However, the front GAWR,
rear GAWR, and Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating (GVWR) must never
be exceeded.
{ Warning
On some vehicles that have
certain front mounted equipment,
such as a snow plow, it may be
possible to load the front axle to
the front Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR) but not have
enough weight on the rear axle to
have proper braking performance.
If the brakes cannot work
properly, the vehice could crash.
Always follow the snow plow
manufacturer or installer's
recommendation for rear ballast
to ensure a proper front and rear
weight distribution ratio.
Maintaining a proper front and
rear weight distribution ratio is
necessary to provide proper
braking performance.
Total vehicle reserve capacity is the
difference between the GVWR and
the weight of the truck with full fuel
and passengers. It is the amount of
weight that can be added to the
vehicle before reaching the GVWR.
Reserve capacity numbers are
intended as a guide when selecting
the amount of equipment or cargo
the truck can carry. If unsure of the
vehicle's front, rear, or total weight,
go to a weigh station and weigh the
vehicle. Your dealer can also help
with this.
The total vehicle reserve capacity
for the vehicle is in the lower right
corner of the Certification/Tire label
as shown previously.
See your dealer for additional
advice and information about using
a snow plow on the vehicle. Also,
see Vehicle Load Limits 0 259.
Emergency Roof Lamp
Provisions
Vehicles with the RPO VYU snow
plow prep package also have an
emergency roof lamp provision
package, RPO TRW. Wiring for the
emergency roof lamp is provided
above the overhead console. See
Auxiliary Roof-Mounted Lamp 0 176
for switch location.
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Pickup Conversion to
Chassis Cab
We are aware that some vehicle
owners might consider having the
pickup box removed and a
commercial or recreational body
installed. Owners should be aware
that, as manufactured, there are
differences between a chassis cab
and a pickup with the box removed
which could affect vehicle safety.
The components necessary to adapt
a pickup to permit its safe use with
a specialized body should be
installed by the body builder.
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General Information
General Information . . . . . . . . . .
California Proposition
65 Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Perchlorate
Materials Requirements . . . . .
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
351
351
352
352
Vehicle Checks
Doing Your Own
Service Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Engine Compartment
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . 362
Automatic Transmission Fluid
(6-Speed Transmission) . . . . . 363
Automatic Transmission Fluid
(8-Speed Transmission) . . . . . 366
Manual Transmission Fluid . . . 366
Hydraulic Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . . . 367
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Engine Overheating . . . . . . . . . . 372
Overheated Engine Protection
Operating Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Engine Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Power Steering Fluid (1500
Series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Power Steering Fluid (2500/
3500 Series) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Battery - North America . . . . . . 378
Four-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Front Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Noise Control System . . . . . . . . 382
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . 383
Automatic Transmission Shift
Lock Control Function
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Ignition Transmission Lock
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Park Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . . . 384
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . 384
Glass Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 385
Headlamp Aiming
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Bulb Replacement
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Intensity Discharge (HID)
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LED Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal,
Sidemarker, and Parking
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Taillamps (Chassis Cab
Models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Taillamps, Turn Signal,
Stoplamps, and Back-Up
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center High-Mounted
Stoplamp (CHMSL) and
Cargo Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . .
385
386
386
386
387
387
387
389
389
Electrical System
High Voltage Devices and
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical System Overload . . .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
(Right) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block (Left) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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389
390
390
393
395
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Wheels and Tires
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
All-Season Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Low-Profile Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
All-Terrain Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Tire Sidewall Labeling . . . . . . . . 399
Tire Designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Tire Terminology and
Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Tire Pressure for High-Speed
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Tire Pressure Monitor
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Tire Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Tire Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Different Size Tires and
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 418
Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
If a Tire Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Full-Size Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . 431
Jump Starting
Jump Starting - North
America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432
Towing the Vehicle
Towing the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Recreational Vehicle
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
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General Information
For service and parts needs, visit
your dealer. You will receive
genuine GM parts and GM-trained
and supported service people.
Genuine GM parts have one of
these marks:
Appearance Care
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
California Proposition
65 Warning
WARNING: Most motor vehicles,
including this one, as well as many
of its service parts and fluids,
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.
See Battery - North America 0 378
and Jump Starting - North
America 0 432.
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.
Damage to suspension components
caused by modifying vehicle height
outside of factory settings will not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Damage to vehicle components
resulting from modifications or the
installation or use of non-GM
certified parts, including control
module or software modifications, is
not covered under the terms of the
vehicle warranty and may affect
remaining warranty coverage for
affected parts.
GM Accessories are designed to
complement and function with other
systems on the vehicle. See your
dealer to accessorize the vehicle
using genuine GM Accessories
installed by a dealer technician.
Also, see Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 87.
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Vehicle Checks
Doing Your Own
Service Work
{ Warning
It can be dangerous to work on
your vehicle if you do not have
the proper knowledge, service
manual, tools, or parts. Always
follow owner manual procedures
and consult the service manual
for your vehicle before doing any
service work.
If doing some of your own service
work, use the proper service
manual. It tells you much more
about how to service the vehicle
than this manual can. To order the
proper service manual, see Service
Publications Ordering
Information 0 481.
This vehicle has an airbag system.
Before attempting to do your own
service work, see Servicing the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 86.
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Keep a record with all parts receipts
and list the mileage and the date of
any service work performed. See
Maintenance Records 0 466.
Caution
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:
1. Pull the handle with this symbol
on it. It is inside the vehicle
under the steering wheel.
2. Go to the front of the vehicle to
find the secondary hood
release. The handle is under
the front edge of the hood near
the center. Push the handle to
the right and at the same time
raise the hood.
Before closing the hood, be sure all
the filler caps are on properly. Then
bring the hood from full open to
within 15 cm (6 in) from the closed
position, pause, and push the front
center of the hood with a swift, firm
motion to fully close the hood.
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4.3L V6 Engine
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1. Positive (+) Terminal. See
Jump Starting - North
America 0 432.
6. Remote Negative (–) Location.
See Jump Starting - North
America 0 432.
2. Battery - North America 0 378.
7. Engine Cooling Fans (Out of
View). See Cooling
System 0 368.
3. Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Cooling
System 0 368.
4. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 367.
5. Automatic Transmission
Dipstick (If Equipped). See
“How to Check Automatic
Transmission Fluid” under
Automatic Transmission Fluid
(6-Speed Transmission) 0 363
or Automatic Transmission
Fluid (8-Speed
Transmission) 0 366.
8. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See “When
to Add Engine Oil” under
Engine Oil 0 359.
9. Engine Oil Dipstick. See
“Checking Engine Oil” under
Engine Oil 0 359.
10. Brake Fluid Reservoir. See
Brake Fluid 0 377.
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11. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See “Adding Washer
Fluid” under Washer
Fluid 0 375.
12. Clutch Fluid Reservoir (If
Equipped). See Hydraulic
Clutch 0 366.
13. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 390.
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1. Positive (+) Terminal. See
Jump Starting - North
America 0 432.
6. Remote Negative (–) Location
(Out of View). See Jump
Starting - North America 0 432.
2. Battery - North America 0 378.
7. Engine Cooling Fans (Out of
View). See Cooling
System 0 368.
3. Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Cooling
System 0 368.
4. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 367.
5. Automatic Transmission
Dipstick (If Equipped). See
“How to Check Automatic
Transmission Fluid” under
Automatic Transmission Fluid
(6-Speed Transmission) 0 363
or Automatic Transmission
Fluid (8-Speed
Transmission) 0 366.
8. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See “When
to Add Engine Oil” under
Engine Oil 0 359.
9. Engine Oil Dipstick. See
“Checking Engine Oil” under
Engine Oil 0 359.
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10. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See “Adding Washer
Fluid” under Washer
Fluid 0 375.
11. Brake Fluid Reservoir. See
Brake Fluid 0 377.
12. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 390.
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1. Positive (+) Terminal. See
Jump Starting - North
America 0 432.
2. Battery - North America 0 378.
3. Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Cooling
System 0 368.
4. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 367.
5. Automatic Transmission
Dipstick (If Equipped). See
“How to Check Automatic
Transmission Fluid” under
Automatic Transmission Fluid
(6-Speed Transmission) 0 363
or Automatic Transmission
Fluid (8-Speed
Transmission) 0 366.
6. Engine Oil Dipstick. See
“Checking Engine Oil” under
Engine Oil 0 359.
7. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See “When
to Add Engine Oil” under
Engine Oil 0 359.
8. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling
System 0 368.
9. Remote Negative (–) Location.
See Jump Starting - North
America 0 432.
10. Power Steering Fluid
Reservoir. See Power Steering
Fluid (1500 Series) 0 375 or
Power Steering Fluid (2500/
3500 Series) 0 375.
11. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See “Adding Washer
Fluid” under Washer
Fluid 0 375.
12. Brake Fluid Reservoir. See
Brake Fluid 0 377.
13. Auxiliary Battery (If Equipped).
See Battery - North
America 0 378.
14. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 390.
If the vehicle has a diesel engine
and/or an Allison Transmission, see
the Duramax diesel supplement.
For an eAssist vehicle, see the
Silverado/Sierra eAssist
supplement.
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Engine Oil
For diesel engine vehicles, see
“Engine Oil” in the Duramax diesel
supplement.
To ensure proper engine
performance and long life, careful
attention must be paid to engine oil.
Following these simple, but
important steps will help protect
your investment:
. Use engine oil approved to the
proper specification and of the
proper viscosity grade. See
“Selecting the Right Engine Oil”
in this section.
. Check the engine oil level
regularly and maintain the
proper oil level. See “Checking
Engine Oil” and “When to Add
Engine Oil” in this section.
. Change the engine oil at the
appropriate time. See Engine Oil
Life System 0 362.
. Always dispose of engine oil
properly. See “What to Do with
Used Oil” in this section.
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Checking Engine Oil
Check the engine oil level regularly
(every 650 km (400 mi), especially
prior to a long trip. The engine oil
dipstick handle is a loop. See
Engine Compartment Overview
0 354 for the location.
{ Warning
The engine oil dipstick handle
may be hot; it could burn you.
Use a towel or glove to touch the
dipstick handle.
checking a cold engine prior to
starting. Remove the dipstick
and check the level.
.
If unable to wait two hours, the
engine must be off for at least
15 minutes if the engine is
warm, or at least 30 minutes if
the engine is not warm. Pull out
the dipstick, wipe it with a clean
paper towel or cloth, then push it
back in all the way. Remove it
again, keeping the tip down, and
check the level.
When to Add Engine Oil
If a low oil Driver Information Center
(DIC) message displays, check the
oil level.
Follow these guidelines:
. To get an accurate reading, park
the vehicle on level ground.
Check the engine oil level after
the engine has been off for at
least two hours. Checking the
engine oil level on steep grades
or too soon after engine shutoff
can result in incorrect readings.
Accuracy improves when
If the oil is below the cross-hatched
area at the tip of the dipstick and
the engine has been off for at least
15 minutes, add 1 L (1 qt) of the
recommended oil and then recheck
the level. See “Selecting the Right
Engine Oil” later in this section for
an explanation of what kind of oil to
use. For engine oil crankcase
capacity, see Capacities and
Specifications 0 468.
Caution
Do not add too much oil. Oil
levels above or below the
acceptable operating range
shown on the dipstick are harmful
to the engine. If you find that you
have an oil level above the
operating range, i.e., the engine
has so much oil that the oil level
gets above the cross-hatched
area that shows the proper
operating range, the engine could
be damaged. You should drain
out the excess oil or limit driving
of the vehicle and seek a service
professional to remove the
excess amount of oil.
See Engine Compartment Overview
0 354 for the location of the engine
oil fill cap.
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Add enough oil to put the level
somewhere in the proper operating
range. Push the dipstick all the way
back in when through.
Selecting the Right Engine Oil
Selecting the right engine oil
depends on both the proper oil
specification and viscosity grade.
See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 462.
Specification
Ask for and use engine oils that
meet the dexos1™ specification.
Engine oils that have been
approved by GM as meeting the
dexos1 specification are marked
with the dexos1 approved logo. See
www.gmdexos.com.
Caution
Failure to use the recommended
engine oil or equivalent can result
in engine damage not covered by
the vehicle warranty.
Viscosity Grade
Use SAE 0W-20 viscosity grade for
the 5.3L and 6.2L V8 engines. Use
SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade for the
4.3L V6, and 6.0L V8 engines.
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 in the 4.3L or 6.0L engine. An
oil of this viscosity grade will provide
easier cold starting for the engine at
extremely low temperatures.
When selecting an oil of the
appropriate viscosity grade, it is
recommended to select an oil of the
correct specification. See
“Specification” earlier in this section.
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Engine Oil Additives/Engine
Oil Flushes
Do not add anything to the oil. The
recommended oils meeting the
dexos1 specification are all that is
needed for good performance and
engine protection.
Engine oil system flushes are not
recommended and could cause
engine damage not covered by the
vehicle warranty.
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
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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.
On some vehicles, when the system
has calculated that oil life has been
diminished, a CHANGE ENGINE
OIL SOON message comes on to
indicate that an oil change is
necessary. See Engine Oil
Messages 0 152. Change the oil as
soon as possible within the next
1 000 km (600 mi). It is possible that,
if driving under the best conditions,
the oil life system might indicate that
an oil change is not necessary for
up to a year. The engine oil and
filter must be changed at least once
a year and, at this time, the system
must be reset. For vehicles without
the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message, an oil change is needed
when the OIL LIFE REMAINING
percentage is near 0%. 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. Always reset the
engine oil life to 100% after every oil
change. It will not reset itself. To
reset the engine oil life system:
1. Display the OIL LIFE
REMAINING on the DIC. If the
vehicle does not have DIC
buttons, the vehicle must be in
P (Park) to access this display.
See Driver Information Center
(DIC) (Base Level) 0 145 or
Driver Information Center (DIC)
(Uplevel) 0 147.
2. Press and hold V, or the trip
odometer reset stem if the
vehicle does not have DIC
buttons, for several seconds.
The oil life will change
to 100%.
The oil life system can also be reset
as follows:
1. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN
with the engine off.
2. Fully press the accelerator
pedal slowly three times within
five seconds.
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3. Display the OIL LIFE
REMAINING on the DIC. If the
display shows 100%, the
system is reset.
dealer service department and have
it repaired before driving the vehicle
further.
If the vehicle has a CHANGE
ENGINE OIL SOON message and it
comes back on when the vehicle is
started and/or the OIL LIFE
REMAINING is near 0%, the engine
oil life system has not been reset.
Repeat the procedure.
Caution
Automatic Transmission
Fluid (6-Speed
Transmission)
When to Check and Change
Automatic Transmission Fluid
It is usually not necessary to check
the transmission fluid level. The only
reason for fluid loss is a
transmission leak or overheated
transmission. If a small leak is
suspected, then use the following
checking procedures to check the
fluid level. However, if there is a
large leak, then it may be necessary
to have the vehicle towed to a
Use of the incorrect automatic
transmission fluid may damage
the vehicle, and the damage may
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Always use the
automatic transmission fluid listed
in Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 462.
Change the fluid and filter at the
scheduled maintenance intervals
listed in Maintenance Schedule
0 452. Be sure to use the
transmission fluid listed in
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 462.
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How to Check Automatic
Transmission Fluid
Caution
Too much or too little fluid can
damage the transmission. Too
much can mean that some of the
fluid could come out and fall on
hot engine parts or exhaust
system parts, starting a fire. Too
little fluid could cause the
transmission to overheat. Be sure
to get an accurate reading if
checking the transmission fluid.
Before checking the fluid level,
prepare the vehicle:
1. Start the engine and park the
vehicle on a level surface.
Keep the engine running.
2. Apply the parking brake and
place the shift lever in P (Park).
3. With your foot on the brake
pedal, move the shift lever
through each gear range,
pausing for about
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three seconds in each range.
Then, move the shift lever back
to P (Park).
4. Allow the engine to idle (500–
800 rpm) for at least
one minute. Slowly release the
brake pedal.
5. Keep the engine running and
check the transmission fluid
temperature on the Driver
Information Center (DIC). See
Driver Information Center (DIC)
(Base Level) 0 145 or Driver
Information Center (DIC)
(Uplevel) 0 147.
6. Using the transmission fluid
temperature reading, determine
and perform the appropriate
check procedure. If the
transmission fluid temperature
reading is not within the
required temperature ranges,
allow the vehicle to cool,
or operate the vehicle until the
appropriate transmission fluid
temperature is reached.
Cold Check Procedure
Use this procedure only as a
reference to determine if the
transmission has enough fluid to be
operated safely until a hot check
procedure can be made. The hot
check procedure is the most
accurate method to check the fluid
level. Perform the hot check
procedure at the first opportunity.
Use this cold check procedure to
check fluid level when the
transmission temperature is
between 27 °C and 32 °C (80 °F and
90 °F).
1. Locate the transmission
dipstick at the rear of the
engine compartment, on the
passenger side of the vehicle.
See Engine Compartment
Overview 0 354.
2. Flip the handle up, then pull out
the dipstick and wipe it with a
clean rag or paper towel.
3. Install the dipstick by pushing it
back in all the way; wait
three seconds, and then pull it
back out again.
4. Check both sides of the
dipstick and read the lower
level. Repeat the check
procedure to verify the reading.
5. If the fluid level is below the
COLD check band, add only
enough fluid as necessary to
bring the level into the COLD
band. It does not take much
fluid, generally less than 0.5 L
(1 pt). Do not overfill.
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6. Perform a hot check at the first
opportunity after the
transmission reaches a normal
operating temperature between
71 °C to 93 °C (160 °F to
200 °F).
7. If the fluid level is in the
acceptable range, push the
dipstick back in all the way,
then flip the handle down to
lock the dipstick in place.
Hot Check Procedure
Use this procedure to check the
transmission fluid level when the
transmission fluid temperature is
between 71 °C and 93 °C (160 °F
and 200 °F).
The hot check is the most accurate
method to check the fluid level. The
hot check should be performed at
the first opportunity in order to verify
the cold check. The fluid level rises
as fluid temperature increases, so it
is important to ensure the
transmission temperature is within
range.
1. Locate the transmission
dipstick at the rear of the
engine compartment, on the
passenger side of the vehicle.
See Engine Compartment
Overview 0 354.
2. Flip the handle up, then pull out
the dipstick and wipe it with a
clean rag or paper towel.
3. Install the dipstick by pushing it
back in all the way; wait
three seconds, and then pull it
back out again.
4. Check both sides of the
dipstick and read the lower
level. Repeat the check
procedure to verify the reading.
5. Safe operating level is within
the HOT cross hatch band on
the dipstick. If the fluid level is
not within the HOT band, and
the transmission temperature is
between 71 °C and 93 °C
(160 °F and 200 °F), add or
drain fluid as necessary to
bring the level into the HOT
band. If the fluid level is low,
add only enough fluid to bring
the level into the HOT band.
It does not take much fluid,
generally less than 0.5 L (1 pt).
Do not overfill.
6. If the fluid level is in the
acceptable range, push the
dipstick back in all the way,
then flip the handle down to
lock the dipstick in place.
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Consistency of Readings
Always check the fluid level at least
twice using the procedure described
previously. Consistency (repeatable
readings) is important to maintaining
proper fluid level. If readings are still
inconsistent, contact the dealer.
Automatic Transmission
Fluid (8-Speed
Transmission)
When to Check and Change
Automatic Transmission Fluid
It is usually not necessary to check
the transmission fluid level. The only
reason for fluid loss is a
transmission leak or overheated
transmission. This vehicle is not
equipped with a transmission fluid
level dipstick. There is a special
procedure for checking and
changing the transmission fluid in
these vehicles. Because this
procedure is difficult, this should be
done at the dealer. Contact the
dealer for additional information or
the procedure can be found in the
service manual. See Service
Publications Ordering
Information 0 481.
Caution
Use of the incorrect automatic
transmission fluid may damage
the vehicle, and the damage may
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Always use the
automatic transmission fluid listed
in Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 462.
Change the fluid and filter at the
scheduled maintenance intervals
listed in Maintenance Schedule
0 452. Be sure to use the
transmission fluid listed in
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 462.
Manual Transmission
Fluid
It is not necessary to check the
manual transmission fluid level.
A transmission fluid leak is the only
reason for fluid loss. If a leak
occurs, take the vehicle to your
dealer service department and have
it repaired as soon as possible. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 462 for the proper fluid
to use.
Hydraulic Clutch
For vehicles with a manual
transmission, it is not necessary to
regularly check clutch fluid unless
you suspect there is a leak in the
system. Adding fluid will not correct
a leak. A fluid loss in this system
could indicate a problem. Have the
system inspected and repaired.
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When to Check and What
to Use
The hydraulic clutch fluid reservoir
is filled with DOT 3 brake fluid as
indicated on the reservoir cap. See
Engine Compartment Overview
0 354 for reservoir location.
How to Check and Add Fluid
Visually check the clutch fluid
reservoir to make sure the fluid level
is at the MIN (minimum) line on the
side of the reservoir. The hydraulic
clutch fluid system should be closed
and sealed.
Do not remove the cap to check the
fluid level or to top-off the fluid level.
Remove the cap only when
necessary to add the proper fluid
until the level reaches the MIN line.
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
If the vehicle has a diesel engine,
see “8-Cylinder Pickup Models”
under “Engine Air Cleaner/Filter” in
the Duramax diesel supplement for
the correct inspection and
replacement procedures.
The engine air cleaner/filter is on
the passenger side of the engine
compartment. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 354.
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To inspect or replace the engine air
cleaner/filter:
When to Inspect the Engine Air
Cleaner/Filter
For intervals on changing and
inspecting the engine air filter, see
Maintenance Schedule 0 452.
How to Inspect the Engine Air
Cleaner/Filter
Do not start the engine or have the
engine running with the engine air
cleaner/filter housing open. Before
removing the engine air cleaner/
filter, make sure that the engine air
cleaner/filter housing and nearby
components are free of dirt and
debris. Remove the engine air
cleaner/filter. Lightly tap and shake
the engine air cleaner/filter (away
from the vehicle), to release loose
dust and dirt. Inspect the engine air
cleaner/filter for damage, and
replace if damaged. Do not clean
the engine air cleaner/filter or
components with water or
compressed air.
1. Screws
2. Electrical Connectors
3. Air Duct Clamp
1. Locate the air cleaner/filter
assembly. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 354.
2. Disconnect the outlet duct by
loosening the air duct
clamp (3).
3. Disconnect the electrical
connectors (2) and the
connector harness from the
cover.
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4. Remove the four screws (1) on
top of the cover of the housing
and lift up the cover.
5. Remove the engine air cleaner/
filter from the housing. Take
care to dislodge as little dirt as
possible.
6. Clean the engine air cleaner/
filter sealing surfaces and the
housing.
7. Inspect or replace the engine
air cleaner/filter.
8. Reverse Steps 2–4 to reinstall
the filter cover housing.
{ 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.
Caution
If the air cleaner/filter is off, dirt
can easily get into the engine,
which could damage it. Always
have the air cleaner/filter in place
when you are driving.
Cooling System
If the vehicle has the Duramax
diesel engine, see the Duramax
diesel supplement.
The cooling system allows the
engine to maintain the correct
working temperature.
5.3L V8 Engine Shown, 4.3L
V6 Engine and 6.2L V8 Engine
Similar
1. Coolant Surge Tank
2. Coolant Surge Tank
Pressure Cap
3. Engine Electric Cooling
Fans (Out of View)
{ Warning
An electric engine cooling fan can
start even when the engine is not
running. To avoid injury, always
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keep hands, clothing, and tools
away from any engine
cooling 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.
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.
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Engine Coolant
The cooling system in the vehicle is
filled with DEX-COOL® engine
coolant. This coolant is designed to
remain in the vehicle for 5 years or
240 000 km (150,000 mi), whichever
occurs first.
The following explains the cooling
system and how to check and add
coolant when it is low. If there is a
problem with engine overheating,
see Engine Overheating 0 372.
What to Use
Caution
6.0L V8 Engine
1. Coolant Surge Tank
2. Coolant Surge Tank
Pressure Cap
3. Engine Belt-Driven Cooling
Fan (Out of View)
Using coolant other than
DEX-COOL® can cause
premature engine, heater core,
or radiator corrosion. In addition,
the engine coolant could require
changing sooner. Any repairs
would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Always use
DEX-COOL (silicate-free) coolant
in the vehicle.
{ Warning
Adding only plain water or some
other liquid to the cooling system
can be dangerous. Plain water
and other liquids, can boil before
the proper coolant mixture will.
The coolant warning system is set
for the proper coolant mixture.
With plain water or the wrong
mixture, the engine could get too
hot but you would not get the
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Caution
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.
If improper coolant mixture,
inhibitors, or additives are used in
the vehicle cooling system, the
engine could overheat and be
damaged. Too much water in the
mixture can freeze and crack
engine cooling parts. The repairs
would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Use only the
proper mixture of engine coolant
for the cooling system. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 462.
Use a 50/50 mixture of clean,
drinkable water and DEX-COOL
coolant. If using this mixture,
nothing else needs to be added.
This mixture:
. Gives freezing protection down
to −37 °C (−34 °F), outside
temperature.
. Gives boiling protection up to
129 °C (265 °F), engine
temperature.
. Protects against rust and
corrosion.
. Will not damage aluminum parts.
.
Helps keep the proper engine
temperature.
Never dispose of engine coolant by
putting it in the trash, or by 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.
Checking Coolant
The coolant surge tank is located in
the engine compartment on the
passenger side of the vehicle. See
Engine Compartment
Overview 0 354.
The vehicle must be on a level
surface when checking the coolant
level.
5.3L V8 Shown, 4.3L V6, 6.0L V8,
and 6.2L V8 Similar
Check to see if coolant is visible in
the coolant surge tank. If the coolant
inside the coolant surge tank is
boiling, wait until it cools down. The
coolant level should be at or above
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the FULL COLD mark. If it is not,
there may be a leak in the cooling
system.
If coolant is visible but the coolant
level is not at or above the FULL
COLD mark, see “How to Add
Coolant to the Coolant Surge Tank
for Gasoline Engines,” following.
How to Add Coolant to the
Coolant Surge Tank for
Gasoline Engines
If the vehicle has a diesel engine,
see “Cooling System” in the
Duramax diesel supplement for the
proper coolant fill procedure.
{ 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.
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Caution
This vehicle has a specific
coolant fill procedure. Failure to
follow this procedure could cause
the engine to overheat and be
severely damaged.
{ Warning
Steam and scalding liquids from a
hot cooling system can blow out
and burn you badly. Never turn
the cap when the cooling system,
including the surge tank pressure
cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling
system and surge tank pressure
cap to cool.
If no coolant is visible in the surge
tank, add coolant.
Light-Duty
Coolant Surge
Tank
Pressure Cap
Heavy-Duty
Coolant Surge
Tank
Pressure Cap
1. Remove the coolant surge tank
pressure cap when the cooling
system, including the coolant
surge tank pressure cap and
upper radiator hose, is no
longer hot.
Turn the pressure cap slowly
counterclockwise about one full
turn. If a hiss is heard, wait for
that to stop. A hiss means
there is still some pressure left.
2. Keep turning the pressure cap
slowly, and remove it.
3. Fill the coolant surge tank with
the proper mixture to the FULL
COLD mark.
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4. With the coolant surge tank
pressure cap off, start the
engine and let it run until the
engine coolant temperature
gauge indicates approximately
90 °C (195 °F).
By this time, the coolant level
inside the coolant surge tank
may be lower. If the level is
lower, add more of the proper
mixture to the coolant surge
tank until the level reaches the
FULL COLD mark.
Engine Overheating
If the vehicle has the Duramax
diesel engine, see the Duramax
diesel supplement.
Caution
Running the engine without
coolant may cause damage or a
fire. Vehicle damage would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
5. Replace the pressure cap
tightly.
The vehicle has several indicators
to warn of engine overheating.
6. Verify coolant level after the
engine is shut off and the
coolant is cold. If necessary,
repeat coolant fill procedure
Steps 1–6.
There is a coolant temperature
gauge in the vehicle's instrument
cluster. See Engine Coolant
Temperature Gauge 0 133.
Caution
If the pressure cap is not tightly
installed, coolant loss and
possible engine damage may
occur. Be sure the cap is properly
and tightly secured.
In addition, there are ENGINE
OVERHEATED STOP ENGINE,
ENGINE OVERHEATED IDLE
ENGINE, and ENGINE POWER IS
REDUCED messages in the Driver
Information Center (DIC). See
Engine Cooling System Messages
0 152 and Engine Power
Messages 0 153.
If the decision is made not to lift the
hood when this warning appears,
get service help right away. See
Roadside Assistance
Program 0 476.
If the decision is made to lift the
hood, make sure the vehicle is
parked on a level surface.
4.3L V6, 5.3L V8, and 6.2L
V8 Engines
Check to see if the engine cooling
fans are running. If the engine is
overheating, the fans should be
running. If they are not, do not
continue to run the engine and have
the vehicle serviced.
If Steam is Coming from the
Engine Compartment
{ Warning
Steam from an overheated engine
can burn you badly, even if you
just open the hood. Stay away
from the engine if you see or hear
steam coming from it. Just turn it
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off and get everyone away from
the vehicle until it cools down.
Wait until there is no sign of
steam or coolant before you open
the hood.
If you keep driving when the
engine is overheated, the liquids
in it can catch fire. You or others
could be badly burned. Stop the
engine if it overheats, and get out
of the vehicle until the engine
is cool.
If No Steam is Coming from
the Engine Compartment
The ENGINE OVERHEATED STOP
ENGINE or the ENGINE
OVERHEATED IDLE ENGINE
message, along with a low coolant
condition, can indicate a serious
problem.
If there is an engine overheat
warning, but no steam is 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; see Trailer
Towing 0 318.
If the ENGINE OVERHEATED
STOP ENGINE or the ENGINE
OVERHEATED IDLE ENGINE
message appears with no sign of
steam, try this for a minute or so:
1. Turn the air conditioning off.
2. Turn the heater on to the
highest temperature and to the
highest fan speed. Open the
windows as necessary.
3. When it is safe to do so, pull off
the road, shift to P (Park) or
N (Neutral) and let the
engine idle.
If the temperature overheat gauge is
no longer in the overheat zone or an
overheat warning no longer
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displays, the vehicle can be driven.
Continue to drive the vehicle slowly
for about 10 minutes. Keep a safe
vehicle distance from the vehicle in
front. If the warning does not come
back on, continue to drive normally
and have the cooling system
checked for proper fill and function.
If the warning continues, pull over,
stop, and park the vehicle
right away.
If there is still no sign of steam and
the vehicle is equipped with an
engine driven cooling fan, push
down the accelerator until the
engine speed is about twice as fast
as normal idle speed for at least
five minutes while the vehicle is
parked. If the warning is still there,
turn off the engine and get everyone
out of the vehicle until it cools down.
If there is no sign of steam, idle the
engine for five minutes while
parked. If the warning is still
displayed, turn off the engine until it
cools down.
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Overheated Engine
Protection
Operating Mode
If an overheated engine condition
exists and the ENGINE POWER IS
REDUCED message displays, an
overheat protection mode which
alternates firing groups of cylinders
helps to prevent engine damage. In
this mode, a loss in power and
engine performance will be noticed.
This operating mode allows the
vehicle to be driven to a safe place
in an emergency. Driving extended
distances and/or towing a trailer in
the overheat protection mode
should be avoided.
Caution
After driving in the overheated
engine protection operating
mode, the engine oil will be
severely degraded. Any repairs
performed before the engine is
cool may cause engine damage.
Allow the engine to cool before
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Caution (Continued)
attempting any repair. Repair the
cause of coolant loss, change the
oil, and reset the oil life system.
See Engine Oil 0 359.
Engine Fan
If the vehicle has a clutched engine
cooling fan, when the clutch is
engaged, the fan spins faster to
provide more air to cool the engine.
In most everyday driving conditions,
the fan is spinning slower and the
clutch is not fully engaged. This
improves fuel economy and reduces
fan noise. Under heavy vehicle
loading, trailer towing, and/or high
outside temperatures, the fan speed
increases as the clutch more fully
engages, so an increase in fan
noise may be heard. This is normal
and should not be mistaken as the
transmission slipping or making
extra shifts. It is merely the cooling
system functioning properly. The fan
will slow down when additional
cooling is not required and the
clutch disengages.
This fan noise may also be heard
when starting the engine. It will go
away as the fan clutch partially
disengages.
If the vehicle has electric cooling
fan(s), the fans may be heard
spinning at low speed during most
everyday driving. The fans may turn
off if no cooling is required. Under
heavy vehicle loading, trailer towing,
high outside temperatures,
or operation of the air conditioning
system, the fans may change to
high speed and an increase in fan
noise may be heard. This is normal
and indicates that the cooling
system is functioning properly. The
fans will change to low speed when
additional cooling is no longer
required.
The electric engine cooling fans
may run after the engine has been
turned. off. This is normal and no
service is required.
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Power Steering Fluid
(1500 Series)
Wait for the power steering system
to cool, with the engine off, before
checking the fluid.
The vehicle has electric power
steering and does not use power
steering fluid.
How to Check Power Steering
Fluid
Power Steering Fluid
(2500/3500 Series)
To check the power steering fluid:
1. Turn the key off and let the
engine compartment
cool down.
2. Wipe the cap and the top of the
reservoir clean.
3. Unscrew the cap and wipe the
dipstick with a clean rag.
See Engine Compartment Overview
0 354 for reservoir location.
When to Check Power Steering
Fluid
It is not necessary to regularly
check power steering fluid unless
there is a leak suspected in the
system or an unusual noise is
heard. A fluid loss in this system
could indicate a problem. Have the
system inspected and repaired.
4. Replace the cap and
completely tighten it.
5. Remove the cap again and
look at the fluid level on the
dipstick.
The level should be between the
ADD and FULL marks. If necessary,
add only enough fluid to bring the
level up to the hashed area between
the ADD and FULL marks.
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What to Use
To determine what kind of fluid to
use, see Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 462. Always use the
proper fluid.
Caution
Use of the incorrect fluid may
damage the vehicle and the
damages may not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Always use
the correct fluid listed in
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 462.
Washer Fluid
What to Use
When windshield washer fluid needs
to be added, be sure to read the
manufacturer's instructions before
use. Use a fluid that has sufficient
protection against freezing in an
area where the temperature may fall
below freezing.
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Adding Washer Fluid
The vehicle has a low washer fluid
message on the DIC that comes on
when the washer fluid is low. The
message is displayed for
15 seconds at the start of each
ignition cycle. When the WASHER
FLUID LOW ADD FLUID message
displays, washer fluid will need to
be added to the windshield washer
fluid reservoir.
Open the cap with the washer
symbol on it. Add washer fluid until
the tank is full. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 354 for
reservoir location.
Caution
.
Do not use washer fluid that
contains any type of water
repellent coating. This can
cause the wiper blades to
chatter or skip.
.
Do not use engine coolant
(antifreeze) in the
windshield washer. It can
damage the windshield
washer system and paint.
.
Do not mix water with
ready-to-use washer fluid.
Water can cause the
solution to freeze and
damage the washer fluid
tank and other parts of the
washer system.
.
When using concentrated
washer fluid, follow the
manufacturer instructions for
adding water.
.
Fill the washer fluid tank
only three-quarters full when
it is very cold. This allows
for fluid expansion if
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freezing occurs, which could
damage the tank if it is
completely full.
Brakes
Disc brake pads have built-in wear
indicators that make a high-pitched
warning sound when the brake pads
are worn and new pads are needed.
The sound can come and go or 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.
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Caution
Continuing to drive with worn-out
brake pads could result in costly
brake repair.
Some driving conditions or climates
can cause a brake squeal when the
brakes are first applied or lightly
applied. This does not mean
something is wrong with the brakes.
Properly torqued wheel nuts are
necessary to help prevent brake
pulsation. When tires are rotated,
inspect brake pads for wear and
evenly tighten wheel nuts in the
proper sequence to torque
specifications in Capacities and
Specifications 0 468.
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 may be required.
Replacing Brake System Parts
Always replace brake system parts
with new, approved replacement
parts. If this is not done, the brakes
may not work properly. The braking
performance expected can change
in many other ways if the wrong
replacement brake parts are
installed or parts are improperly
installed.
Brake Fluid
The brake master cylinder reservoir
is filled with DOT 3 brake fluid. See
Engine Compartment Overview
0 354 for the location of the
reservoir.
There are only two reasons why the
brake fluid level in the reservoir may
go down:
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Normal brake lining wear. When
new linings are installed, the
fluid level goes back up.
.
A fluid leak in the brake
hydraulic system. Have the
brake hydraulic system fixed.
With a leak, the brakes will not
work well.
Always clean the brake fluid
reservoir cap and the area around
the cap before removing it.
Do not top off the brake fluid.
Adding fluid does not correct a leak.
If fluid is added when the linings are
worn, there will be too much fluid
when new brake linings are
installed. Add or remove fluid, as
necessary, only when work is done
on the brake hydraulic system.
{ Warning
If too much brake fluid is added, it
can spill on the engine and burn,
if the engine is hot enough. You
or others could be burned, and
the vehicle could be damaged.
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{ Warning
Add brake fluid only when work is
done on the brake hydraulic
system.
The wrong or contaminated brake
fluid could result in damage to the
brake system. This could result in
the loss of braking leading to a
possible injury. Always use the
proper GM approved brake fluid.
When the brake fluid falls to a low
level, the brake warning light comes
on. See Brake System Warning
Light 0 140.
Brake fluid absorbs water over time.
Replace brake fluid at the specified
intervals to prevent increased
stopping distance. See Maintenance
Schedule 0 452.
Checking Brake Fluid
Check brake fluid by looking at the
brake fluid reservoir. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 354.
Caution
The fluid level should be above
MIN. If it is not, have the brake
hydraulic system checked to see if
there is a leak.
After work is done on the brake
hydraulic system, make sure the
level is above MIN but not over the
MAX mark.
What to Add
Use only GM approved DOT 3
brake fluid from a clean, sealed
container. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants 0 462.
If brake fluid is spilled on the
vehicle's painted surfaces, the
paint finish can be damaged.
Immediately wash off any painted
surface.
Battery - North America
The original equipment battery is
maintenance free. Do not remove
the cap and do not add fluid.
Refer to the replacement number
shown on the original battery label
when a new battery is needed. See
Engine Compartment Overview
0 354 for battery location.
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{ Warning
WARNING: Battery posts,
terminals, and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to
the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Batteries also
contain other chemicals known to
the State of California to cause
cancer. WASH HANDS AFTER
HANDLING.
See California Proposition
65 Warning 0 351.
Vehicle Storage
{ Warning
Batteries have acid that can burn
you and gas that can explode.
You can be badly hurt if you are
not careful. See Jump Starting North America 0 432 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.
Four-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case
When to Check Lubricant
Refer to Maintenance Schedule
0 452 to determine when to check
the lubricant.
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1. Fill Plug
2. Drain Plug
To get an accurate reading, the
vehicle should be on a level
surface.
If the level is below the bottom of
the fill plug (1) hole, located on the
transfer case, some lubricant will
need to be added. Add enough
lubricant to raise the level to the
bottom of the fill plug (1) hole. Use
care not to overtighten the plug.
When to Change Lubricant
Refer to Maintenance Schedule
0 452 to determine how often to
change the lubricant.
What to Use
Refer to Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 462 to determine what
kind of lubricant to use.
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1. Fill Plug
2. Drain Plug
Front Axle
When to Check and Change
Lubricant
It is not necessary to regularly
check front axle fluid unless a leak
is suspected, or an unusual noise is
heard. A fluid loss could indicate a
problem. Have it inspected and
repaired.
Refer to Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 462 to determine what
kind of lubricant to use.
Rear Axle
When to Check Lubricant
It is not necessary to regularly
check rear axle fluid unless a leak is
suspected or an unusual noise is
heard. A fluid loss could indicate a
problem. Have it inspected and
repaired.
How to Check Lubricant
To get an accurate reading, the
vehicle should be on a level
surface.
All Except 1500 Series
1. Fill Plug
2. Drain Plug
1500 Series
What to Use
.
When the differential is cold, add
enough lubricant to raise the
level from 0 mm (0 in) to 3.2 mm
(1/8 in) below the fill
plug (1) hole.
.
When the differential is at
operating temperature (warm),
add enough lubricant to raise the
level to the bottom of the fill
plug (1) hole.
All axle assemblies are filled by
volume of fluid during production.
They are not filled to reach a certain
level. When checking the fluid level
on any axle, variations in the
readings can be caused by factory
fill differences between the minimum
and the maximum fluid volume.
Also, if a vehicle has just been
driven before checking the fluid
level, it may appear lower than
normal because fluid has traveled
out along the axle tubes and has
not drained back to the sump area.
Therefore, a reading taken
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five minutes after the vehicle has
been driven will appear to have a
lower fluid level than a vehicle that
has been stationary for an hour or
two. The rear axle assembly must
be supported on a flat, level surface
to get a true reading.
fill plug hole, located on the rear
axle. Add only enough fluid to
reach the proper level.
.
For all 6.0L 2500HD Series
applications, the proper level is
from 0 mm to 13 mm (0 to 0.5 in)
below the bottom of the fill plug
hole, located on the rear axle.
Add only enough fluid to reach
the proper level.
.
For all 6.6L Duramax Diesel
2500HD Series applications and
all 3500 Series applications, the
proper level is from 17 mm to
21 mm (0.6 in to 0.8 in) below
the bottom of the fill plug hole,
located on the rear axle. Add
only enough fluid to reach the
proper level.
How to Check Lubricant
All Other Series and Engines
2500HD with 6.0L
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To get an accurate reading, the
vehicle should be on a level
surface.
. For all 4.3L and 5.3L 1500
Series applications, the proper
level is 1.0 mm to 19.0 mm
(0.04 in to 0.7 in) below the
bottom of the fill hole, located on
the rear axle. Add only enough
fluid to reach the proper level.
. For 6.2L 1500 Series
applications, the proper level is
from 15 mm to 40 mm (0.6 in to
1.6 in) below the bottom of the
What to Use
Refer to Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 462 to determine what
kind of lubricant to use.
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Noise Control System
Noise Emission Warranty
General Motors warrants to the first
person who purchases this vehicle
for purposes other than resale and
to each subsequent purchaser that
this vehicle as manufactured by
General Motors was designed, built
and equipped to conform at the time
it left General Motors control with all
applicable U.S. EPA Noise Control
Regulations. This warranty covers
this vehicle as designed, built and
equipped by General Motors and is
not limited to any particular part,
component or system of the vehicle
manufactured by General Motors.
Defects in design, assembly or any
part, component or system of the
vehicle manufactured by General
Motors, which at the time it left
General Motors control caused
noise emissions to exceed Federal
standards, are covered by the
warranty for the life of the vehicle.
The following information relates to
compliance with federal noise
emission standards for vehicles with
a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR) of more than 4 536 kg
(10,000 lb). The noise control
system warranty is given in your
warranty manual.
Insulation:
These standards apply only to
vehicles sold in the United States.
Engine:
Federal law prohibits the following
acts or the causing thereof:
1. The removal or rendering
inoperative by any person,
other than for purposes of
maintenance, repair or
replacement, of any device or
element of design incorporated
into any new vehicle for the
purpose of noise control, prior
to its sale or delivery to the
ultimate purchaser or while it is
in use; or
2. The use of the vehicle after
such device or element of
design has been removed or
rendered inoperative by any
person.
Among those acts presumed to
constitute tampering are the acts
listed below.
Removal of the noise shields or any
underhood insulation.
Removal or rendering engine speed
governor, if the vehicle has one,
inoperative so as to allow engine
speed to exceed manufacturer
specifications.
Fan and Drive:
. Removal of fan clutch, if the
vehicle has one, or rendering
clutch inoperative.
. Removal of the fan shroud, if the
vehicle has one.
Air Intake:
. Removal of the air cleaner
silencer.
. Modification of the air cleaner.
Exhaust:
. Removal of the muffler and/or
resonator.
. Removal of the exhaust pipes
and exhaust pipe clamps.
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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. Apply both the parking brake
and the regular brake.
Do not use the accelerator
pedal, and be ready to turn off
the engine immediately if it
starts.
3. For automatic transmission
vehicles, 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.
For manual transmission
vehicles, put the shift lever in
Neutral, push the clutch pedal
down halfway, and try to start
the engine. The vehicle should
start only when the clutch
pedal is pushed down all the
way to the floor. If the vehicle
starts when the clutch pedal is
not pushed all the way down,
contact your dealer for service.
Automatic Transmission
Shift Lock Control
Function Check
{ Warning
When you are doing this
inspection, the vehicle could
move suddenly. If the vehicle
moves, you or others could be
injured.
1. Before starting this check, be
sure there is enough room
around the vehicle. It should be
parked on a level surface.
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2. Apply the parking brake. 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.
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.
. For automatic transmission
vehicles, the ignition should turn
to LOCK/OFF only when the
shift lever is in P (Park).
. For manual transmission
vehicles, the ignition should turn
to LOCK/OFF only when you
press the key release button.
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pressure from the regular brake
pedal. Do this until the vehicle is
held by the parking brake only.
On all vehicles, the ignition key
should come out only in LOCK/OFF.
Contact your dealer if service is
required.
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.
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
.
To check the P (Park)
mechanism's holding ability:
With the engine running, shift to
P (Park). Then release the
parking brake followed by the
regular brake.
Contact your dealer if service is
required.
Wiper Blade Replacement
Windshield wiper blades should be
inspected for wear or cracking.
Replacement blades come in
different types and are removed in
different ways. For proper
windshield wiper blade length and
type, see Maintenance
Replacement Parts 0 464.
Caution
Allowing the wiper arm to touch
the windshield when no wiper
blade is installed could damage
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the windshield. Any damage that
occurs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Do not allow
the wiper arm to touch the
windshield.
To replace the windshield wiper
blade:
1. Pull the windshield wiper
assembly away from the
windshield.
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2. Press the button (2) in the
middle of the wiper arm
connector, and pull the wiper
blade away from the arm
connector (1).
3. Remove the wiper blade.
4. Reverse Steps 1–3 for wiper
blade replacement.
Glass Replacement
If the windshield or front side glass
must be replaced, see your dealer
to determine the correct
replacement glass.
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Headlamp Aiming
Bulb Replacement
Headlamp aim has been preset and
should need no further adjustment.
For the proper type of replacement
bulbs, contact your dealer.
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 any bulb-changing procedure
not listed in this section, contact
your dealer.
Halogen Bulbs
{ Warning
Halogen bulbs have pressurized
gas inside and can burst if you
drop or scratch the bulb. You or
others could be injured. Be sure
to read and follow the instructions
on the bulb package.
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High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting
{ Warning
Headlamps, Front Turn
Signal, Sidemarker, and
Parking Lamps
2. If replacing a bulb on the
passenger side, remove the
engine air cleaner.
The High Intensity Discharge
(HID) 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.
LED Lighting
This vehicle has several LED lamps.
For replacement of any LED lighting
assembly, contact your dealer.
Driver Side Shown – Passenger
Side Similar
1. Low/High-Beam Headlamp
2. Turn Signal
Headlamp
See your dealer for headlamp
replacement.
Turn Signal
1. Open the hood.
3. 2500/3500 Series vehicles
only, driver side:
3.1. Remove the auxiliary
battery retainer bolt (2)
and battery retainer (1).
3.2. Reposition the auxiliary
battery (3) so that the
front turn signal access
port is visible.
4. Turn the bulb socket
counterclockwise to remove it
from the headlamp assembly
and pull it straight out.
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5. Remove the bulb by pulling it
straight out of the bulb socket.
6. Install new bulb into bulb
socket.
7. Turn the bulb socket clockwise
to install it in the headlamp
assembly.
8. 2500/3500 Series vehicles
only, driver side:
8.1. Reposition the auxiliary
battery (3).
2. Disconnect the electrical
connector from the fog lamp
bulb assembly by pressing the
connector release.
3. Remove the bulb from the
housing by squeezing the two
release tabs and pulling it
straight out of the assembly.
Taillamps (Chassis Cab
Models)
To replace one of these bulbs:
1. Remove the four screws.
2. Lift the lens off the lamp
assembly.
3. Turn the old bulb
counterclockwise and pull it
straight out from the socket.
Taillamps, Turn Signal,
Stoplamps, and Back-Up
Lamps
8.2. Install the auxiliary
battery retainer (1) and
battery retainer bolt (3).
9. If replacing a bulb on the
passenger side, reinstall the
engine air cleaner.
10. Close the hood.
Fog Lamps
To replace the front fog lamp bulb:
1. Locate the fog lamp under the
front bumper.
1. Back-Up Lamp
2. Stoplamp/Taillamp/Turn
Signal Lamp
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1. Stoplamp/Taillamp/Turn
Signal Lamp
2. Back-Up Lamp
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To replace one of these bulbs:
1. Open the tailgate.
4. Pull the rear lamp assembly
straight back to remove it from
the vehicle.
2. Remove the two rear lamp
assembly screws.
5. Turn the bulb socket
counterclockwise.
3. Pull the rear lamp assembly
outboard away from the box
side until the retainers release.
There will be a noise when the
retainers release.
6. Pull the bulb straight out from
the socket.
7. Replace the bulb, then insert
the bulb socket into the rear
lamp assembly and turn
clockwise.
8. Verify the retainer ring is in the
proper position. If the retainer
ring is out of position, it will not
engage. Reset the retainer by
pulling it forward with a tool.
9. Push the rear lamp assembly
straight in until it is seated
against the vehicle.
10. Make sure the rear lamp
assembly is flush with the
box side.
11. Reinstall the two rear lamp
assembly screws.
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Stoplamp (CHMSL) and
Cargo Lamp
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Electrical System
High Voltage Devices and
Wiring
For an eAssist vehicle, see the
Silverado/Sierra eAssist
supplement.
Electrical System
Overload
1. Remove the two screws and lift
off the lamp assembly.
1. Cargo Lamp Bulbs
2. Center High-Mounted
Stoplamp (CHMSL) Bulb
To replace one of these bulbs:
2. Turn the bulb socket
counterclockwise and pull it
straight out.
3. Pull the bulb straight out from
the socket.
Replacement Bulbs
For replacement bulbs, contact your
dealer.
The vehicle has fuses to protect
against an electrical system
overload. Fuses also 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, there
are some spare fuses and a fuse
puller in the Instrument Panel Fuse
Block. The same amperage fuse
can also 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
Fuses
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.
The wiring circuits in the vehicle are
protected from short circuits by
fuses. This greatly reduces the
chance of fires caused by electrical
problems.
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.
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.
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.
Engine Compartment
Fuse Block
If the vehicle has a diesel engine,
see the Duramax diesel
supplement.
The engine compartment fuse block
is in the engine compartment, on
the driver side of the vehicle.
Lift the cover to access the fuse
block.
Caution
Spilling liquid on any electrical
component on the vehicle may
damage it. Always keep the
covers on any electrical
component.
A fuse puller is available in the left
instrument panel fuse block.
The vehicle may not be equipped
with all of the fuses, relays, and
features shown.
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Fuses
Fuses
Usage
1
Trailer brake
2
Trailer battery
Fuses
3
Usage
4
Instrument
panel BEC 1
5
MSB passenger
6
4WD transfer case
electronic control
7
Electric park brake
8
Instrument
panel BEC 2
9
MSB driver
10
Rear window
defogger
11
Starter
12
Cooling fan 1
13
Cooling fan 2
14
Left trailer stop/
Turn lamps
15
Trailer parking
lamps
16
Trailer reverse
lamps
17
Right trailer stop/
Turn lamps
18
Fuel pump
Usage
ABS pump
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Fuses
Usage
Fuses
Usage
19
Integrated chassis
control module
35
A/C clutch
36
Heated mirrors
20
Electronic
suspension control
module
37
Usage
51
Engine control
module
Upfitter 1
52
Interior heater
Center
high-mounted
stoplamp
53
Accessory power
module/TPM pump
54
Front washer
39
Miscellaneous/
Ignition
55
40
Transmission/
Ignition
A/C/Battery
regulated voltage
control
56
A/C module/
Battery pack
57
Transmission
control module/
Engine control
module
58
Headlamps
74
Electric running
boards (if
equipped)
76
Fuel pump prime
38
21
Fuel pump power
module
22
Upfitter 1
23
Upfitter 2
24
Front wiper
25
ABS Valves
41
Fuel pump 2
26
Upfitter 2
42
Cooling fan clutch
27
Upfitter 3
43
Engine
28
Right parking
lamps
44
Fuel injectors A
– odd
29
Left parking lamps
45
30
Upfitter 3
Fuel injectors B
– even
31
Upfitter 4
46
O2 Sensor B
32
Upfitter 4
47
Throttle control
33
Reverse lamps
48
Horn
Engine control
module/Ignition
49
Fog lamps
50
O2 Sensor A
34
Fuses
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Relays
Usage
59
Fuel pump
60
Upfitter 2
61
Upfitter 3
62
Upfitter 4
63
Trailer parking
lamps
64
Run/Crank
65
Upfitter 1
66
Fuel pump 2
67
A/C control
68
Starter
69
Rear window
defogger
70
Engine control
module
71
Cooling fan clutch
72
CKT 95
73
CKT 92
75
Fuel pump prime
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block (Right)
The right instrument panel fuse
block access door is on the
passenger side edge of the
instrument panel.
Pull off the cover to access the fuse
block.
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Fuses
The vehicle may not be equipped
with all of the fuses, relays, and
features shown.
Fuses
1
Usage
Accessory power
outlet 3
Usage
2
Accessory power
outlet 4
7
Body control module 4
8
Body control module 8
9
Rear seat
entertainment
10
Cargo lamp
15
Steering wheel
controls
18
Radio
19
–
20
Sunroof
23
Airbag/Info
26
Export/Power take off/
SEO battery 1
27
Obstacle detection/
USB ports
28
Body control module 2
32
SEO battery 2
35
AC inverter
36
Amplifier
37
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Fuses
Usage
39
Rear sliding window
42
Right door window
motor
43
Front blower
44
SEO
45
Body control module 6
46
Body control module 7
47
Passenger seat
50
Retained accessory
power
51
Rear sliding
window open
52
Rear sliding window
close
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block (Left)
The left instrument panel fuse block
access door is on the driver side
edge of the instrument panel.
Pull off the cover to access the fuse
block.
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Fuses
The vehicle may not be equipped
with all of the fuses, relays, and
features shown.
Fuses
1
Usage
Accessory power
outlet 2
Usage
2
SEO/Retained
accessory power
3
Universal remote
system/Interior
rearview mirror
6
Body control module 3
7
Body control module 5
8
Driver window switch/
Mirror switch
9
–
10
Accessory power
outlet/Retained
accessory power
11
Accessory power
outlet battery
12
Accessory power
outlet 1/Cigarette
lighter
13
Discrete logic ignition
switch
14
Switch backlighting
17
Body control module 1
19
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Fuses
Usage
Fuses
Usage
20
–
37
–
22
HVAC/Auxiliary
HVAC/Ignition
38
4WD TREC
40
Left doors
23
Instrument cluster/
Ignition sensing
diagnostic module/
Ignition
41
Driver power seat
43
Left heated, cooled or
ventilated seats (if
equipped)
44
Right heated, cooled
or ventilated seats (if
equipped)
24
–
25
Data link connector/
Driver seat module
26
Passive entry/Passive
start/HVAC
27
–
28
–
29
Park enable/
Electrically adjustable
pedals
30
SEO
31
Accessory/Run/Crank
32
Heated steering wheel
33
–
34
Instrument cluster
36
–
45
–
49
Retained accessory
power
50
Run/Crank
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Wheels and Tires
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.
{ Warning
.
Poorly maintained and
improperly used tires are
dangerous.
.
Overloading the tires can
cause overheating as a
result of too much
flexing. There could be a
blowout and a serious
crash. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 259.
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Warning (Continued)
.
.
.
Warning (Continued)
Underinflated tires pose
the same danger as
overloaded tires. The
resulting crash could
cause serious injury.
Check all tires frequently
to maintain the
recommended pressure.
Tire pressure should be
checked when the tires
are cold.
.
Replace any tires that
have been damaged by
impacts with potholes,
curbs, etc.
.
Improperly repaired tires
can cause a crash. Only
the dealer or an
authorized tire service
center should repair,
replace, dismount, and
mount the tires.
Overinflated tires are
more likely to be cut,
punctured, or broken by
a sudden impact — such
as when hitting a pothole.
Keep tires at the
recommended pressure.
.
Worn or old tires can
cause a crash. If the
tread is badly worn,
replace them.
(Continued)
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.
All-Season Tires
This vehicle may come with
all-season tires. These tires are
designed to provide good overall
performance on most road surfaces
and weather conditions. Original
equipment tires designed to GM's
specific tire performance criteria
have a TPC specification code
molded onto the sidewall. Original
equipment all-season tires can be
identified by the last two characters
of this TPC code, which will
be “MS.”
Consider installing winter tires on
the vehicle if frequent driving on
snow or ice-covered roads is
expected. All-season tires provide
adequate performance for most
winter driving conditions, but they
may not offer the same level of
traction or performance as winter
tires on snow or ice-covered roads.
See Winter Tires 0 398.
Winter Tires
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 ice or snow covered
roads is expected. See your dealer
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for details regarding winter tire
availability and proper tire selection.
Also, see Buying New Tires 0 415.
With winter tires, there may be
decreased dry road traction,
increased road noise, and shorter
tread life. After changing to winter
tires, be alert for changes in vehicle
handling and braking.
If using winter tires:
. Use tires of the same brand and
tread type on all four wheel
positions.
. Use only radial ply tires of the
same size, load range, and
speed rating as the original
equipment tires.
Winter tires with the same speed
rating as the original equipment tires
may not be available for H, V, W, Y,
and ZR speed rated tires. If winter
tires with a lower speed rating are
chosen, never exceed the tire's
maximum speed capability.
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Low-Profile Tires
All-Terrain Tires
If the vehicle has P275/55R20,
P285/50R20, or P285/45R22
size tires, they are classified as
low-profile tires.
This vehicle may have all-terrain
tires. These tires provide good
performance on most road surfaces,
weather conditions, and for off-road
driving. See Off-Road Driving 0 251.
Caution
Low-profile tires are more
susceptible to damage from road
hazards or curb impact than
standard profile tires. Tire and/or
wheel assembly damage can
occur when coming into contact
with road hazards like potholes,
or sharp edged objects, or when
sliding into a curb. The warranty
does not cover this type of
damage. Keep tires set to the
correct inflation pressure and
when possible, avoid contact with
curbs, potholes, and other road
hazards.
The tread pattern on these tires may
wear more quickly than other tires.
Consider rotating the tires more
frequently than at 12 000 km
(7,500 mi) intervals if irregular wear
is noted when the tires are
inspected. See Tire
Inspection 0 411.
Tire Sidewall Labeling
Useful information about a tire is
molded into the sidewall. The
examples show a typical
passenger and light truck tire
sidewall.
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GM's TPC specifications meet or
exceed all federal safety
guidelines.
Passenger (P-Metric)/Spare Tire
(1) Tire Size : The tire size code
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 for more detail.
(2) TPC Spec (Tire
Performance Criteria
Specification) : Original
equipment tires designed to
GM's specific tire performance
criteria have a TPC specification
code molded onto the sidewall.
(3) DOT (Department of
Transportation) : The
Department of Transportation
(DOT) code indicates that the
tire is in compliance with the
U.S. Department of
Transportation Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards.
DOT Tire Date of
Manufacture : The last four
digits of the TIN indicate the tire
manufactured date. The first two
digits represent the week
(01-52) and the last two digits,
the year. For example, the third
week of the year 2010 would
have a four-digit DOT date
of 0310.
(4) Tire Identification Number
(TIN) : The letters and numbers
following the DOT 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.
(5) Tire Ply Material : The type
of cord and number of plies in
the sidewall and under the tread.
(6) Uniform Tire Quality
Grading (UTQG) : Tire
manufacturers are required to
grade tires based on three
performance factors: treadwear,
traction, and temperature
resistance. For more
information, see Uniform Tire
Quality Grading 0 417.
(7) Maximum Cold Inflation
Load Limit : Maximum load that
can be carried and the
maximum pressure needed to
support that load. For
information on recommended
tire pressure see Tire Pressure
0 405 and Vehicle Load
Limits 0 259.
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(8) Temporary Use Only : Only
use a temporary spare tire until
the road tire is repaired and
replaced. This spare tire should
not be driven on over 112 km/h
(70 mph), or 88 km/h (55 mph)
when pulling a trailer, with the
proper inflation pressure. See
Full-Size Spare Tire 0 431.
Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire
(1) Tire Size : The tire size code
is a combination of letters and
numbers used to define a
particular tire's width, height,
aspect ratio, construction type,
401
and service description. See the
“Tire Size” illustration later in this
section for more detail.
U.S. Department of
Transportation Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards.
(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.
DOT Tire Date of
Manufacture : The last four
digits of the TIN indicate the tire
manufactured date. The first two
digits represent the week
(01-52) and the last two digits,
the year. For example, the third
week of the year 2010 would
have a four-digit DOT date
of 0310.
(3) Dual Tire Maximum Load :
Maximum load that can be
carried and the maximum
pressure needed to support that
load when used in a dual
configuration. For information on
recommended tire pressure see
Tire Pressure 0 405 and Vehicle
Load Limits 0 259.
(5) Tire Identification Number
(TIN) : The letters and numbers
following the DOT code are the
Tire Identification Number (TIN).
The TIN shows the
manufacturer and plant code,
tire size, and date the tire was
manufactured. The TIN is
molded onto both sides of the
tire, although only one side may
have the date of manufacture.
(4) DOT (Department of
Transportation) : The
Department of Transportation
(DOT) code indicates that the
tire is in compliance with the
(6) Tire Ply Material : The type
of cord and number of plies in
the sidewall and under the tread.
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(7) Single Tire Maximum
Load : Maximum load that can
be carried and the maximum
pressure needed to support that
load when used as a single. For
information on recommended
tire pressure see Tire Pressure
0 405 and Vehicle Load
Limits 0 259.
Tire Designations
Tire Size
The examples show a typical
passenger vehicle and light
truck tire size.
Passenger (P-Metric) Tire
(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 75, as shown in
item C of the tire illustration, it
would mean that the tire's
sidewall is 75 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.
(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.
Light Truck (LT-Metric) Tire
(1) Light Truck (LT-Metric)
Tire : The United States version
of a metric tire sizing system.
The letters LT as the first two
characters in the tire size mean
a light truck tire engineered to
standards set by the U.S. Tire
and Rim Association.
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(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 75, as shown in
item 3 of the light truck
(LT-Metric) tire illustration, it
would mean that the tire's
sidewall is 75 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.
(5) Rim Diameter : Diameter of
the wheel in inches.
(6) Load Range : Load Range.
(7) Service Description : The
service description indicates the
load index and speed rating of a
tire. If two numbers are given as
in the example, 120/116, then
this represents the load index for
single versus dual wheel usage
(single/dual). 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
windows, power seats, and air
conditioning.
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Aspect Ratio : The relationship
of a tire's height to its width.
Belt : A rubber coated layer of
cords between the plies and the
tread. Cords may be made from
steel or other reinforcing
materials.
Bead : The tire bead contains
steel wires wrapped by steel
cords that hold the tire onto
the rim.
Bias Ply Tire : A pneumatic tire
in which the plies are laid at
alternate angles less than
90 degrees to the centerline of
the tread.
Cold Tire Pressure : The
amount of air pressure in a tire,
measured in kPa (kilopascal)
or psi (pounds per square inch)
before a tire has built up heat
from driving. See Tire
Pressure 0 405.
Curb Weight : The weight of a
motor vehicle with standard and
optional equipment including the
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maximum capacity of fuel, oil,
and coolant, but without
passengers and cargo.
DOT Markings : A code molded
into the sidewall of a tire
signifying that the tire is in
compliance with the U.S.
Department of Transportation
(DOT) Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards. The DOT code
includes the Tire Identification
Number (TIN), an alphanumeric
designator which can also
identify the tire manufacturer,
production plant, brand, and
date of production.
GVWR : Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 259.
GAWR FRT : Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the front axle. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 259.
GAWR RR : Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the rear axle. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 259.
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 0 259.
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.
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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 0 405 and Vehicle
Load Limits 0 259.
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 0 414.
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 0 417.
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Vehicle Capacity Weight : The
number of designated seating
positions multiplied by
68 kg (150 lb) plus the rated
cargo load. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 259.
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 0 259.
Tire Pressure
Tires need the correct amount of
air pressure to operate
effectively.
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Caution
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.
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.
.
Unusual wear.
For additional information
regarding how much weight the
vehicle can carry, and an
example of the Tire and Loading
Information label, see Vehicle
Load Limits 0 259. How the
vehicle is loaded affects vehicle
handling and ride comfort. Never
load the vehicle with more
weight than it was designed to
carry.
.
Poor handling.
When to Check
.
Rough ride.
.
Needless damage from
road hazards.
Check the tires once a month
or more.
.
Premature or
irregular wear.
.
Poor handling.
.
Reduced fuel economy.
Overinflated tires, or tires that
have too much air, can
result in:
Do not forget the spare tire,
if the vehicle has one. See
Full-Size Spare Tire 0 431 for
additional information.
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
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inflation pressure is high, press
on the metal stem in the center
of the tire valve to release air.
Re-check the tire pressure with
the tire gauge.
Put the valve caps back on the
valve stems to keep out dirt and
moisture and prevent leaks. Use
only valve caps designed for the
vehicle by GM. TPMS sensors
could be damaged and would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
Tire Pressure for
High-Speed Operation
{ Warning
Driving at high speeds, 160 km/h
(100 mph) or higher, puts
additional strain on tires.
Sustained high-speed driving
causes excessive heat buildup
and can cause sudden tire failure.
This could cause a crash, and
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
you or others could be killed.
Some high-speed rated tires
require inflation pressure
adjustment for high-speed
operation. When speed limits and
road conditions allow the vehicle
to be driven at high speeds, make
sure the tires are rated for
high-speed operation, are in
excellent condition, and are set to
the correct cold tire inflation
pressure for the vehicle load.
Vehicles with P275/55R20 or
P285/50R20 size tires require
inflation pressure adjustment when
driving the vehicle at speeds of
160 km/h (100 mph) or higher. Set
the cold tire inflation pressure to
20 kPa (3 psi) above the
recommended cold tire pressure
shown on the Tire and Loading
Information label.
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Return the tires to the
recommended cold tire inflation
pressure when high-speed driving
has ended. See Vehicle Load Limits
0 259 and Tire Pressure 0 405.
Tire Pressure Monitor
System
The Tire Pressure Monitor System
(TPMS) uses radio and sensor
technology to check tire pressure
levels. The TPMS sensors monitor
the air pressure in your tires and
transmit tire pressure readings to a
receiver located in the vehicle.
Each tire, including the spare (if
provided), should be checked
monthly when cold and inflated to
the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation
pressure label. (If your vehicle has
tires of a different size than the size
indicated on the vehicle placard or
tire inflation pressure label, you
should determine the proper tire
inflation pressure for those tires.)
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As an added safety feature, your
vehicle has been equipped with a
tire pressure monitoring system
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire
pressure telltale when one or more
of your tires is significantly
under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire
pressure telltale illuminates, you
should stop and check your tires as
soon as possible, and inflate them
to the proper pressure. Driving on a
significantly under-inflated tire
causes the tire to overheat and can
lead to tire failure. Under-inflation
also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the
vehicle's handling and stopping
ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a
substitute for proper tire
maintenance, and it is the driver's
responsibility to maintain correct tire
pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger
illumination of the TPMS low tire
pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been
equipped with a TPMS malfunction
indicator to indicate when the
system is not operating properly.
The TPMS malfunction indicator is
combined with the low tire pressure
telltale. When the system detects a
malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then
remain continuously illuminated.
This sequence will continue upon
subsequent vehicle start-ups as
long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is
illuminated, the system may not be
able to detect or signal low tire
pressure as intended. TPMS
malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation
of replacement or alternate tires or
wheels on the vehicle that prevent
the TPMS from functioning properly.
Always check the TPMS malfunction
telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle to
ensure that the replacement or
alternate tires and wheels allow the
TPMS to continue to function
properly.
See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 408.
See Radio Frequency
Statement 0 482.
Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation
This vehicle may have a Tire
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).
The TPMS is designed to warn the
driver when a low tire pressure
condition exists. TPMS sensors are
mounted onto each tire and wheel
assembly, excluding the spare tire
and wheel assembly. The TPMS
sensors monitor the air pressure in
the tires and transmit the tire
pressure readings to a receiver
located in the vehicle.
When a low tire pressure condition
is detected, the TPMS illuminates
the low tire pressure warning light
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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 and Loading
Information label. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 259.
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. If the vehicle has DIC
buttons, tire pressure levels can be
viewed. For additional information
and details about the DIC
operation and displays, see Driver
Information Center (DIC) (Base
Level) 0 145 or Driver Information
Center (DIC) (Uplevel) 0 147 and
Tire Messages 0 157.
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 0 259, for an example of the
Tire and Loading Information label
and its location. Also see Tire
Pressure 0 405.
The TPMS can warn about a low
tire pressure condition but it does
not replace normal tire
maintenance. See Tire Inspection
0 411, Tire Rotation 0 412 and
Tires 0 397.
Caution
Tire sealant materials are not all
the same. A non-approved tire
sealant could damage the TPMS
sensors. TPMS sensor damage
caused by using an incorrect tire
sealant is not covered by the
vehicle warranty. Always use only
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the GM approved tire sealant
available through your dealer or
included in the vehicle.
TPMS Malfunction Light and
Message
The TPMS will not function properly
if one or more of the TPMS sensors
are missing or inoperable. When the
system detects a malfunction, the
low tire pressure warning light
flashes for about one minute and
then stays on for the remainder of
the ignition cycle. A DIC warning
message also displays. The
malfunction light and DIC warning
message come on at each ignition
cycle until the problem is corrected.
Some of the conditions that can
cause these to come on are:
. One of the road tires has been
replaced with the spare tire. The
spare tire does not have a
TPMS sensor. The malfunction
light and the DIC message
should go off after the road tire
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is replaced and the sensor
matching process is performed
successfully. See "TPMS Sensor
Matching Process" later in this
section.
.
.
.
The TPMS sensor matching
process was not done or not
completed successfully after
rotating the tires. The
malfunction light and the DIC
message should go off after
successfully completing the
sensor matching process. See
"TPMS Sensor Matching
Process" later in this section.
One or more TPMS sensors are
missing or damaged. The
malfunction light and the DIC
message should go off when the
TPMS sensors are installed and
the sensor matching process is
performed successfully. See
your dealer for service.
Replacement tires or wheels do
not match the original equipment
tires or wheels. Tires and wheels
other than those recommended
could prevent the TPMS from
functioning properly. See Buying
New Tires 0 415.
.
Operating electronic devices or
being near facilities using radio
wave frequencies similar to the
TPMS could cause the TPMS
sensors to malfunction.
If the TPMS is not functioning
properly, it cannot detect or signal a
low tire condition. See your dealer
for service if the TPMS malfunction
light and DIC message come on
and stay on.
TPMS Sensor Matching
Process
Each TPMS sensor has a unique
identification code. The identification
code needs to be matched to a new
tire/wheel position after rotating the
vehicle’s tires or replacing one or
more of the TPMS sensors. Also,
the TPMS sensor matching process
should 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. A TPMS
relearn tool can also be purchased.
See Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor
Activation Tool at
www.gmtoolsandequipment.com or
call 1-800-GM TOOLS
(1-800-468-6657).
There are two minutes to match the
first tire/wheel position, and
five minutes overall to match all four
tire/wheel positions. If it takes
longer, the matching process stops
and must be restarted.
The TPMS sensor matching
process is:
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN
with the engine off.
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3. Uplevel DIC Only: Make sure
the Tire Pressure info page
option is turned on. The info
pages on the DIC can be
turned on and off through the
Settings menu. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) (Base
Level) 0 145 or Driver
Information Center (DIC)
(Uplevel) 0 147.
4. If the vehicle has an uplevel
DIC, use the DIC controls on
the right side of the steering
wheel to scroll to the Tire
Pressure screen under the DIC
info page.
If the vehicle has a base level
DIC, use the trip odometer
reset stem to scroll to the Tire
Pressure screen.
5. If the vehicle has an uplevel
DIC, press and hold the V
(Set/Reset) button located in
the center of the DIC controls.
If the vehicle has a base level
DIC, press and hold the trip
odometer reset stem for about
five seconds. A message
asking if the process should
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.
begin should appear. Select
yes and press the trip
odometer reset stem to confirm
the selection.
The horn sounds twice to
signal the receiver is in relearn
mode and the TIRE
LEARNING ACTIVE message
displays on the DIC screen.
6. Start with the driver side
front tire.
7. Place the relearn tool against
the tire sidewall, near the valve
stem. Then press the button to
activate the TPMS sensor.
A horn chirp confirms that the
sensor identification code has
been matched to this tire and
wheel position.
8. Proceed to the passenger side
front tire, and repeat the
procedure in Step 7.
9. Proceed to the passenger side
rear tire, and repeat the
procedure in Step 7.
10. Proceed to the driver side rear
tire, and repeat the procedure
in Step 7. The horn sounds two
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11. Turn the ignition switch to
LOCK/OFF.
12. Set all four tires to the
recommended air pressure
level as indicated on the Tire
and Loading Information label.
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.
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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.
Anytime unusual wear is
noticed, rotate the tires as soon
as possible, check for proper tire
inflation pressure, and check for
damaged tires or wheels. If the
unusual wear continues after the
rotation, check the wheel
alignment. See When It Is Time
for New Tires 0 414 and Wheel
Replacement 0 418.
When the vehicle is new,
or whenever a wheel, wheel
bolt, or wheel nut is replaced,
check the wheel nut torque after
160, 1 600, and 10 000 km (100,
1,000, and 6,000 mi) of driving.
For proper torque and wheel nut
tightening information, see
“Removing the Flat Tire and
Installing the Spare Tire” under
Tire Changing 0 422.
The outer tire on a dual wheel
setup generally wears faster
than the inner tire. Tires last
longer and wear more evenly if
they are rotated. See Tire
Inspection 0 411 and Tire
Rotation 0 412. Also see
Maintenance Schedule 0 452.
Tire Rotation
Tires should be rotated every
12 000 km (7,500 mi). See
Maintenance Schedule 0 452.
Tires are rotated to achieve a
uniform wear for all tires. The
first rotation is the most
important.
Dual Tire Rotation
Use this rotation pattern when
rotating the tires if the vehicle
has single rear wheels.
{ Warning
If the vehicle is operated with a
tire that is underinflated, the tire
can overheat. An overheated tire
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can lose air suddenly or catch
fire. You or others could be
injured. Properly inflate all tires,
including the spare.
See Tire Pressure 0 405, for
information on proper tire
inflation.
Vehicles with polished forged
aluminum dual wheels have
three unique wheels; a front, a
rear outer and a rear inner.
These wheels cannot be rotated
to another position, however,
they can be rotated from left to
right to the same position.
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inner wheels. After the flat tire is
repaired, if the spare is not on
one of the inner rear positions, it
must be replaced by the correct
wheel in the front or rear outer
positions.
When installing dual wheels,
check that the vent holes in the
inner and outer wheels on each
side are lined up.
Adjust the front and rear tires to
the recommended inflation
pressure on the Tire and
Loading Information label after
the tires have been rotated. See
Tire Pressure 0 405 and Vehicle
Load Limits 0 259.
Use this rotation pattern when
rotating the tires if the vehicle
has dual rear wheels (except
polished forged aluminum
wheels).
Use this rotation pattern when
rotating the tires if the vehicle
has polished forged aluminum
dual rear wheels. The spare
wheel can be used in any
position in the event of a flat tire,
and can be rotated with the rear
Check that all wheel nuts are
properly tightened. See “Wheel
Nut Torque” under Capacities
and Specifications 0 468.
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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.
Lightly coat the inner diameter of
the wheel hub opening 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.
Reset the Tire Pressure Monitor
System (TPMS), if the vehicle
has one. See Tire Pressure
Monitor Operation 0 408.
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
“Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and
Tools” under Tire
Changing 0 422.
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. Some
commercial truck tires may not have
treadwear indicators. See Tire
Inspection 0 411 and Tire Rotation
0 412 for additional information.
When It Is Time for New
Tires
The rubber in tires ages over time.
This also applies to the spare tire,
if the vehicle has one, even if it is
never used. Multiple factors
including temperatures, loading
conditions, and inflation pressure
maintenance affect how fast aging
takes place. GM recommends that
tires, including the spare if
equipped, be replaced after six
years, regardless of tread wear. The
tire manufacture date is the last four
digits of the DOT Tire Identification
Number (TIN) which is molded into
one side of the tire sidewall. The
first two digits represent the week
(01-52) and the last two digits, the
year. For example, the third week of
the year 2010 would have a
four-digit DOT date of 0310.
Factors, such as maintenance,
temperatures, driving speeds,
vehicle loading, and road conditions
affect the wear rate of the tires.
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Vehicle Storage
Tires age when stored normally
mounted on a parked vehicle. Park
a vehicle that will be stored for at
least a month in a cool, dry, clean
area away from direct sunlight to
slow aging. This area should be free
of grease, gasoline, or other
substances that can deteriorate
rubber.
Parking for an extended period can
cause flat spots on the tires that
may result in vibrations while
driving. When storing a vehicle for
at least a month, remove the tires or
raise the vehicle to reduce the
weight from the tires.
Buying New Tires
GM has developed and matched
specific tires for the vehicle. The
original equipment tires installed
were designed to meet General
Motors Tire Performance Criteria
Specification (TPC Spec)
system rating. When
replacement tires are needed,
GM strongly recommends
buying tires with the same TPC
Spec rating.
GM's exclusive TPC Spec
system considers over a dozen
critical specifications that impact
the overall performance of the
vehicle, including brake system
performance, ride and handling,
traction control, and tire
pressure monitoring
performance. GM's TPC Spec
number is molded onto the tire's
sidewall near the tire size. If the
tires have an all-season tread
design, the TPC Spec number
will be followed by MS for mud
and snow. See Tire Sidewall
Labeling 0 399 for additional
information.
GM recommends replacing worn
tires in complete sets of four (six
for dual rear wheels). Uniform
tread depth on all tires will help
to maintain the performance of
the vehicle. Braking and
handling performance may be
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adversely affected if all the tires
are not replaced at the same
time. If proper rotation and
maintenance have been done,
all four tires (six for dual rear
wheels) should wear out at
about the same time. See Tire
Rotation 0 412 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
(two for single rear wheels, four
for dual rear wheels).
{ Warning
Tires could explode during
improper service. Attempting
to mount or dismount a tire
could cause injury or death.
Only your dealer or authorized
tire service center should
mount or dismount the tires.
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{ 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.
This vehicle may have a
different size spare than the
road tires originally installed
on the vehicle. When new, the
vehicle included a spare tire
and wheel assembly with a
similar overall diameter as the
road tires and wheels, so it is
all right to drive on it. The
spare tire was developed for
use on this vehicle and will not
affect vehicle handling.
{ Warning
Using bias-ply tires on the
vehicle may cause the wheel
rim flanges to develop cracks
after many miles of driving.
A tire and/or wheel could fail
suddenly and cause a crash.
Use only radial-ply tires with
the wheels on the vehicle.
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
tires’ maximum speed capability
when using winter tires with a
lower speed rating.
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 0 407.
The Tire and Loading
Information label indicates the
original equipment tires on the
vehicle. See Vehicle Load Limits
0 259 for the label location and
more information about the Tire
and Loading Information label.
Different Size Tires and
Wheels
If wheels or tires are installed that
are a different size than the original
equipment wheels and tires, vehicle
performance, including its braking,
ride and handling characteristics,
stability, and resistance to rollover
may be affected. If the vehicle has
electronic systems such as antilock
brakes, rollover airbags, roll bars,
traction control, electronic stability
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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 0 415 and
Accessories and
Modifications 0 352.
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading
The following information relates
to the system developed by the
United States National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA), which grades tires by
treadwear, traction, and
temperature performance. This
applies only to vehicles sold in
the United States. The grades
are molded on the sidewalls of
most passenger car tires. The
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
(UTQG) system does not apply
to deep tread, winter tires,
compact spare tires, tires with
nominal rim diameters of
10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm),
or to some limited-production
tires.
While the tires available on
General Motors passenger cars
and light trucks may vary with
respect to these grades, they
must also conform to federal
safety requirements and
additional General Motors Tire
Performance Criteria (TPC)
standards.
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Quality grades can be found
where applicable on the tire
sidewall between tread shoulder
and maximum section width. For
example:
Treadwear 200 Traction AA
Temperature A
All Passenger Car Tires Must
Conform to Federal Safety
Requirements In Addition To
These Grades.
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
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norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices and
differences in road
characteristics and climate.
Traction
The traction grades, from
highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. Those grades represent
the tire's ability to stop on wet
pavement as measured under
controlled conditions on
specified government test
surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may
have poor traction performance.
Warning: The traction grade
assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction
tests, and does not include
acceleration, cornering,
hydroplaning, or peak traction
characteristics.
Temperature
The temperature grades are A
(the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire's resistance
to the generation of heat and its
ability to dissipate heat when
tested under controlled
conditions on a specified indoor
laboratory test wheel. Sustained
high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate
and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead
to sudden tire failure. The grade
C corresponds to a level of
performance which all
passenger car tires must meet
under the Federal Motor Safety
Standard No. 109. Grades B and
A represent higher levels of
performance on the laboratory
test wheel than the minimum
required by law. Warning: The
temperature grade for this tire is
established for a tire that is
properly inflated and not
overloaded. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive
loading, either separately or in
combination, can cause heat
buildup and possible tire failure.
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance
The tires and wheels were aligned
and balanced at the factory to
provide the longest tire life and best
overall performance. Adjustments to
wheel alignment and tire balancing
are not necessary on a regular
basis. Consider an alignment check
if there is unusual tire wear or the
vehicle is significantly pulling to one
side or the other. Some slight pull to
the left or right, depending on the
crown of the road and/or other road
surface variations such as troughs
or ruts, is normal. If the vehicle is
vibrating when driving on a smooth
road, the tires and wheels may need
to be rebalanced. See your dealer
for proper diagnosis.
Wheel Replacement
Replace any wheel that is bent,
cracked, or badly rusted or
corroded. If wheel nuts keep coming
loose, the wheel, wheel bolts and
wheel nuts should be replaced.
If the wheel leaks air, replace it.
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Some aluminum wheels can be
repaired. See your dealer if any of
these conditions exist.
Your dealer will know the kind of
wheel that is needed.
Each new wheel should have the
same load-carrying capacity,
diameter, width, offset and be
mounted the same way as the one it
replaces.
Replace wheels, wheel bolts, wheel
nuts, or Tire Pressure Monitor
System (TPMS) sensors with new
GM original equipment parts.
{ Warning
Using the wrong replacement
wheels, wheel bolts, or wheel
nuts can be dangerous. It could
affect the braking and handling of
the vehicle. Tires can lose air,
and cause loss of control, causing
a crash. Always use the correct
wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel
nuts for replacement.
Caution
The wrong wheel can also cause
problems with bearing life, brake
cooling, speedometer or
odometer calibration, headlamp
aim, bumper height, vehicle
ground clearance, and tire or tire
chain clearance to the body and
chassis.
Whenever a wheel, wheel bolt,
or wheel nut is replaced on a dual
wheel setup, check the wheel nut
torque after 160,1 600, and
10 000 km (100,1,000, and
6,000 mi) of driving. For proper
torque, see “Wheel Nut Torque”
under Capacities and
Specifications 0 468.
See If a Tire Goes Flat 0 420 for
more information.
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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
If the vehicle has dual wheels or
265/65R18, P265/65R18,
P275/55R20, LT265/70R17,
LT265/70R18, LT265/60R20,
LT275/65R18, P285/50R20,
285/45R22, or P285/45R22 size
tires, do not use tire chains. They
can damage the vehicle because
there is not enough clearance.
Tire chains used on a vehicle
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Warning (Continued)
without the proper amount of
clearance can cause damage to
the brakes, suspension, or other
vehicle parts. The area damaged
by the tire chains could cause you
to lose control of the vehicle and
you or others may be injured in a
crash.
Use another type of traction
device only if its manufacturer
recommends it for use on the
vehicle and tire size combination
and road conditions. Follow that
manufacturer's instructions. To
help avoid damage to the vehicle,
drive slowly, readjust, or remove
the device if it is contacting the
vehicle, and do not spin the
vehicle's wheels.
If you do find traction devices that
will fit, install them on the rear
tires.
Caution
If the vehicle does not have dual
wheels and has a tire size other
than 265/65R18, P265/65R18,
P275/55R20, LT265/70R17,
LT265/70R18, LT265/60R20,
LT275/65R18, P285/50R20,
285/45R22, or P285/45R22, use
tire chains only where legal and
only when you must. Use chains
that are the proper size for the
tires. Install them on the tires of
the rear axle. Do not use chains
on the tires of the front axle.
Tighten them as tightly as
possible with the ends securely
fastened. Drive slowly and follow
the chain manufacturer's
instructions. If you can hear the
chains contacting the vehicle,
stop and retighten them. If the
contact continues, slow down
until it stops. Driving too fast or
spinning the wheels with chains
on will damage the vehicle.
If a Tire Goes Flat
It is unusual for a tire to blowout
while driving, especially if the tires
are maintained properly. 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
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.
be badly injured or killed if the
vehicle slips off the jack. If a jack
is provided with the vehicle, only
use it for changing a flat tire.
{ Warning
Lifting a vehicle and getting under
it to do maintenance or repairs is
dangerous without the
appropriate safety equipment and
training. If a jack is provided with
the vehicle, it is designed only for
changing a flat tire. If it is used for
anything else, you or others could
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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 0 175.
{ 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:
1. Set the parking brake firmly.
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Warning (Continued)
2. Put an automatic
transmission in P (Park) or a
manual transmission in
1 (First) or R (Reverse).
3. For four-wheel-drive
vehicles, be sure the
transfer case is in a drive
gear– not in N (Neutral).
4. Turn off the engine and do
not restart while the vehicle
is raised.
5. Do not allow passengers to
remain in the vehicle.
6. Place wheel blocks,
if equipped, 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), if equipped.
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Tire Changing
Removing the Spare Tire and
Tools
1. Wheel Block (If Equipped)
2. Flat Tire
The following information explains
how to use the jack and change
a tire.
Regular Cab
Crew Cab
1. Wheel Blocks
2. Wing Nut Retaining Wheel
Blocks
3. Tool Kit
4. Wing Nut Retaining Tool Kit
5. Jack
6. Jack Knob
1. Wing Nut Retaining Wheel
Blocks
2. Wheel Blocks
3. Wing Nut Retaining Tool Kit
4. Tool Kit
5. Jack
6. Jack Knob
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2. Turn the wing nut
counterclockwise to remove the
wheel blocks and the wheel
block retainer.
3. Turn the wing nut used to
retain the storage bag and
tools counterclockwise to
remove it.
Use the jack handle extensions and
the wheel wrench to remove the
underbody-mounted spare tire.
Double Cab
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Wheel Blocks
Wing Nut Retaining Tool Kit
Tool Kit
Jack
Jack Knob
For regular cab models, the
equipment you will need is behind
the passenger seat. For double and
crew cab models, the equipment is
on the shelf behind the passenger
side second row seat.
1. Turn the knob on the jack
counterclockwise to lower the
jack head to release the jack
from its holder.
1. Spare Tire (Valve Stem
Pointed Down)
2. Tire/Wheel Retainer
3. Hoist Cable
4. Hoist Assembly
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5.
6.
7.
8.
Hoist Shaft
Jack Handle Extensions
Wheel Wrench
Spare Tire Lock (If
Equipped)
9. Hoist Shaft Access Hole
10. Hoist End of Extension Tool
1. Open the spare tire lock cover
on the bumper and use the
ignition key to remove the
spare tire lock (8). To remove
the spare tire lock, insert the
ignition key, turn, and pull
straight out.
2. Assemble the wheel wrench (7)
and the two jack handle
extensions (6), as shown.
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Removing the Flat Tire and
Installing the Spare Tire
Use the following pictures and
instructions to remove the flat tire
and raise the vehicle.
3. Insert the hoist end (open
end) (10) of the extension
through the hole (9) in the rear
bumper.
6. Tilt the tire toward the vehicle
with some slack in the cable to
access the tire/wheel retainer.
Do not use the chiseled end of
the wheel wrench.
Be sure the hoist end of the
extension (10) connects to the
hoist shaft. The ribbed square
end of the extension is used to
lower the spare tire.
4. Turn the wheel wrench
counterclockwise to lower the
spare tire to the ground.
Continue to turn the wheel
wrench until the spare tire can
be pulled out from under the
vehicle.
5. Pull the spare tire out from
under the vehicle.
Tilt the retainer and pull it
through the center of the wheel
along with the cable and
spring.
7. Put the spare tire near the
flat tire.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Jack
Wheel Blocks
Jack Handle
Jack Handle Extensions
Wheel Wrench
The tools you will be using include
the jack (1), the wheel blocks (2),
the jack handle (3), the jack handle
extensions (4), and the wheel
wrench (5).
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1. Do a safety check before
proceeding. See If a Tire Goes
Flat 0 420.
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3. Use the wheel wrench and turn
it counterclockwise to loosen
the wheel nuts. Do not remove
the wheel nuts yet.
If the wheel has a smooth
center cap, place the chisel
end of the wheel wrench in the
slot on the wheel, and gently
pry it out.
2. If the vehicle has wheel nut
caps, loosen them by turning
the wheel wrench
counterclockwise.
If the vehicle has a center cap
with wheel nut caps, the wheel
nut caps are designed to stay
with the center cap after they
are loosened. Remove the
entire center cap.
Front Position – 1500 Models
4. If the flat tire is on the front of
the vehicle (1500 models),
position the jack under the
bracket attached to the
vehicle's frame, behind the flat
tire, as shown.
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Front Position – All Other Models
If the flat tire is on the front of
the vehicle (all other models),
position the jack under the
vehicle, as shown.
Rear Position – 1500 Models
5. If the flat tire is on the rear, for
1500 models position the jack
under the rear axle about 5 cm
(2 in) inboard of the shock
absorber bracket.
Rear Position – All Other Models
For all other models, position
the jack under the rear axle
between the spring anchor and
the shock absorber bracket.
If a snow plow has been added
to the front of the vehicle, lower
the snow plow fully before
raising the vehicle.
Make sure that the jack head is
positioned so that the rear axle
is resting securely between the
grooves that are on the
jack head.
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{ 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.
{ Warning
Raising the vehicle with the jack
improperly positioned can
damage the vehicle and even
make the vehicle fall. To help
avoid personal injury and vehicle
damage, be sure to fit the jack lift
head into the proper location
before raising the vehicle.
6. Turn the wheel wrench
clockwise to raise the vehicle.
Raise the vehicle far enough
off the ground so there is
enough room for the spare tire
to fit under the wheel well.
7. Remove all the wheel nuts and
take off the flat tire.
{ Warning
Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the
parts to which it is fastened, can
make wheel nuts become loose
after time. The wheel could come
off and cause an accident. When
changing a wheel, remove any
rust or dirt from places where the
wheel attaches to the vehicle. In
an emergency, a cloth or a paper
towel can be used; however, use
a scraper or wire brush later to
remove all rust or dirt.
8. Remove any rust or dirt from
the wheel bolts, mounting
surfaces, and spare wheel.
9. Install the spare tire.
{ 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. Put the wheel nuts back on
with the rounded end of the
nuts toward the wheel.
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11. Tighten each wheel nut by
hand. Then use the wheel
wrench to tighten the nuts until
the wheel is held against
the hub.
12. Turn the wheel wrench
counterclockwise to lower the
vehicle. Lower the jack
completely.
Warning (Continued)
Caution
running wheels, piloting pad
damage may occur and require
replacement of the entire hub, for
proper centering of the wheels.
When replacing studs, hubs,
wheel nuts or wheels, be sure to
use GM original equipment parts.
Improperly tightened wheel nuts
can lead to brake pulsation and
rotor damage. To avoid expensive
brake repairs, evenly tighten the
wheel nuts in the proper
sequence and to the proper
torque specification. See
Capacities and Specifications
0 468 for the wheel nut torque
specification.
{ Warning
If wheel studs are damaged, they
can break. If all the studs on a
wheel broke, the wheel could
come off and cause a crash.
If any stud is damaged because
of a loose-running wheel, it could
be that all of the studs are
damaged. To be sure, replace all
studs on the wheel. If the stud
holes in a wheel have become
larger, the wheel could collapse in
operation. Replace any wheel if
its stud holes have become larger
or distorted in any way. Inspect
hubs and hub‐piloted wheels for
damage. Because of loose
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{ Warning
Wheel nuts that are improperly or
incorrectly tightened can cause
the wheels to become loose or
come off. The wheel nuts should
be tightened with a torque wrench
to the proper torque specification
after replacing. Follow the torque
specification supplied by the
aftermarket manufacturer when
using accessory locking wheel
nuts. See Capacities and
Specifications 0 468 for original
equipment wheel nut torque
specifications.
13. Tighten the nuts firmly in a
crisscross sequence, as
shown, by turning the wheel
wrench clockwise.
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For vehicles with dual wheels, have
a technician check the wheel nut
tightness of all wheels with a torque
wrench after the first 160, 1 600 and
10 000 km (100, 1,000 and 6,000 mi).
Repeat this service whenever you
have a tire removed or serviced.
See Capacities and
Specifications 0 468.
When reinstalling the regular wheel
and tire, also reinstall either the
center cap, or bolt-on hub cap,
depending on what the vehicle is
equipped with. For center caps,
place the cap on the wheel and tap
it into place until it seats flush with
the wheel. The cap only goes on
one way. Be sure to line up the tab
on the center cap with the
indentation on the wheel. For
bolt-on hub caps, align the plastic
nut caps with the wheel nuts and
then tighten by hand. Then use the
wheel wrench to tighten.
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire
and Tools
{ Warning
Storing a jack, a tire, or other
equipment in the passenger
compartment of the vehicle could
cause injury. In a sudden stop or
collision, loose equipment could
strike someone. Store all these in
the proper place.
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Caution
The tire hoist can be damaged if
there is no tension on the cable
when using it. To have the
necessary tension, the spare or
road tire and wheel assembly
must be installed on the tire hoist
to use it.
Store the tire under the rear of the
vehicle in the spare tire carrier.
Caution
Storing an aluminum wheel with a
flat tire under your vehicle for an
extended period of time or with
the valve stem pointing up can
damage the wheel. Always stow
the wheel with the valve stem
pointing down and have the
wheel/tire repaired as soon as
possible.
1. Spare Tire (Valve Stem
Pointed Down)
2. Tire/Wheel Retainer
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Hoist Cable
Hoist Assembly
Hoist Shaft
Jack Handle Extensions
Wheel Wrench
Spare Tire Lock (If
Equipped)
9. Hoist Shaft Access Hole
10. Hoist End of Extension Tool
1. Put the tire on the ground at
the rear of the vehicle with the
valve stem pointed down, and
to the rear.
5. Raise the tire part way upward.
Make sure the retainer is
seated in the wheel opening.
3. Attach the wheel wrench (7)
and extensions (6) together, as
shown.
6. Raise the tire fully against the
underside of the vehicle by
turning the wheel wrench
clockwise until you hear two
clicks or feel it skip twice. You
cannot overtighten the cable.
2. Pull the cable and spring
through the center of the
wheel. Tilt the wheel retainer
plate down and through the
center wheel.
Make sure the retainer is fully
seated across the underside of
the wheel.
4. Insert the hoist end (10)
through the hole (9) in the rear
bumper and onto the hoist
shaft.
Do not use the chiseled end of
the wheel wrench.
7. Make sure the tire is stored
securely. Push, pull, and then
try to turn the tire. If the tire
moves, use the wheel wrench
to tighten the cable.
8. Reinstall the spare tire lock,
if the vehicle has one.
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To store the jack and jack tools:
3. Assemble the wheel blocks (2)
and jack (7) together with the
wing nut (1) and retaining
bolt (8).
4. Position the jack (7) in the
mounting bracket (6). Position
the holes in the base of the
jack (7) onto the pin in the
mounting bracket (6).
5. Return them to their original
location in the vehicle. See
“Removing the Spare Tire and
Tools.”
1. Wing Nut Retaining Wheel
Blocks
2. Wheel Blocks
3. Wing Nut Retaining Tool Kit
4. Wheel Wrench and
Extensions
5. Tool Bag
6. Jack Mounting Bracket
7. Jack
8. Bolt Retaining Wheel Blocks
1. Put the tools (4) in the tool
bag (5) and place them in the
retaining bracket (3).
2. Tighten down the wing nut (3).
Full-Size Spare Tire
If this vehicle came with a full-size
spare tire, it was fully inflated when
new, however, it can lose air over
time. Check the inflation pressure
regularly. See Tire Pressure 0 405
and Vehicle Load Limits 0 259. For
instructions on how to remove,
install, or store a spare tire, see Tire
Changing 0 422.
If equipped with a temporary use
full-size spare tire, it is indicated on
the tire sidewall. See Tire Sidewall
Labeling 0 399. This spare tire
should not be driven on over
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112 km/h (70 mph), or 88 km/h
(55 mph) when pulling a trailer, at
the proper inflation pressure. Repair
and replace the road tire as soon as
it is convenient, and stow the spare
tire for future use.
Caution
If the vehicle has four-wheel drive
and a different size spare tire is
installed, do not drive in
four-wheel drive until the flat tire
is repaired and/or replaced. The
vehicle could be damaged and
the repairs would not be covered
by the warranty. Never use
four-wheel drive when a different
size spare tire is installed on the
vehicle.
The vehicle may have a different
size spare tire than the road tires
originally installed on the vehicle.
This spare tire was developed for
use on this vehicle, so it is all right
to drive on it. If the vehicle has
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four-wheel drive and a different size
spare tire is installed, drive only in
two-wheel drive.
After installing the spare tire on the
vehicle, stop as soon as possible
and check that the spare tire is
correctly inflated.
Have the damaged or flat road tire
repaired or replaced and installed
back onto the vehicle as soon as
possible so the spare tire will be
available in case it is needed again.
Do not mix tires and wheels of
different sizes, because they will not
fit. Keep your spare tire and its
wheel together. If the vehicle has a
spare tire that does not match the
original road tires and wheels in size
and type, do not include the spare in
the tire rotation.
Jump Starting
Jump Starting - North
America
For an eAssist vehicle, see the
Silverado/Sierra supplement.
For more information about the
vehicle battery, see Battery - North
America 0 378.
If the vehicle's battery (or batteries)
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
WARNING: Battery posts,
terminals, and related
accessories contain lead and lead
compounds, chemicals known to
the State of California to cause
cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm. Batteries also
contain other chemicals known to
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
the State of California to cause
cancer. WASH HANDS AFTER
HANDLING.
See California Proposition
65 Warning 0 351.
{ 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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Caution
Ignoring these steps could result
in costly damage to the vehicle
that would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Trying to start
the vehicle by pushing or pulling it
will not work, and it could damage
the vehicle.
1. Check the other vehicle.
It must have a 12-volt battery
with a negative ground system.
Caution
If the other vehicle does not have
a 12-volt system with a negative
ground, both vehicles can be
damaged. Only use a vehicle that
has a 12-volt system with a
negative ground for jump starting.
2. If you have a vehicle with a
diesel engine with two
batteries, you should know
before you begin that,
especially in cold weather, you
may not be able to get enough
power from a single battery in
another vehicle to start your
diesel engine. If your vehicle
has more than one battery,
using the battery that is closer
to the starter will reduce
electrical resistance. This is
located on the passenger side,
in the rear of the engine
compartment.
3. 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 an
unwanted ground connection.
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 the automatic
transmission in P (Park) or a
manual transmission in Neutral
before setting the parking
brake. If you have a
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four-wheel-drive vehicle, be
sure the transfer case is in a
drive gear, not in N (Neutral).
Caution
If any accessories are left on or
plugged in during the jump
starting procedure, they could be
damaged. The repairs would not
be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Whenever possible, turn
off or unplug all accessories on
either vehicle when jump starting.
4. Turn off the ignition on both
vehicles. Unplug unnecessary
accessories plugged into the
accessory power outlets. Turn
off the radio and all the lamps
that are not needed. This will
avoid sparks and help save
both batteries. And it could
save the radio!
5. Open the hood on the other
vehicle and locate the
positive (+) and negative (−)
terminal locations on that
vehicle.
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The positive (+) terminal is
under a red plastic cover at the
positive battery post. To
uncover the positive (+)
terminal, open the red plastic
cover.
and some have been blinded.
Use a flashlight if you need more
light.
For more information on the
location of the remote
positive (+) and remote
negative (−) terminals, see
Engine Compartment
Overview 0 354.
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.
{ Warning
An electric fan can start up even
when the engine is not running
and can injure you. Keep hands,
clothing, and tools away from any
underhood electric fan.
{ Warning
Using a match near a battery can
cause battery gas to explode.
People have been hurt doing this,
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
{ Warning
Fans or other moving engine
parts can injure you badly. Keep
your hands away from moving
parts once the engine is running.
6. Check that the jumper cables
do not have loose or missing
insulation. If they do, you could
get a shock. The vehicles
could be damaged too.
Before you connect the cables,
here are some 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.
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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Do not let the other end touch
anything until the next step.
10. Connect the other end of the
negative (−) cable.
5.3L Shown, 4.3L, 6.0L, 6.2L, and
6.6L Similar
7. Connect the red positive (+)
cable to the positive (+)
terminal of the vehicle with the
dead battery.
8. 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.
9. Connect the black negative (−)
cable to the negative (−)
terminal of the good battery.
Use a remote negative (−)
terminal if the vehicle has one.
6.0L
‐ To the generator bracket, on
the vehicle with the dead
battery.
4.3L Shown, 5.3L and 6.2L Similar
‐ To the metal bracket that is
bolted to the engine and
supports the resonator, on
the vehicle with the dead
battery.
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Caution
6.6L
‐ To the negative (−) post on
the auxiliary battery, on the
vehicle with the dead battery.
11. Start the vehicle with the good
battery and run the engine for a
while.
12. Try to start the vehicle that had
the dead battery. If it will not
start after a few tries, it
probably needs service.
If the jumper cables are
connected or removed in the
wrong order, electrical shorting
may occur and damage the
vehicle. The repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Always connect and remove the
jumper cables in the correct order,
making sure that the cables do
not touch each other or other
metal.
Jumper Cable Removal
Reverse the sequence exactly when
removing the jumper cables.
After starting the disabled vehicle
and removing the jumper cables,
allow it to idle for several minutes.
Towing the Vehicle
Caution
Incorrectly towing a disabled
vehicle may cause damage. The
damage would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty.
Do not lash or hook to
suspension components. Use the
proper straps around the tires to
secure the vehicle.
Use only a flatbed tow truck for
towing a disabled vehicle. Never
use a sling type lift or damage will
occur. Use ramps to help reduce
approach angles if necessary.
A towed vehicle should have its
drive wheels off the ground.
Consult a professional towing
service if the disabled vehicle must
be towed.
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Recreational Vehicle
Towing
Recreational vehicle towing means
towing the vehicle behind another
vehicle, such as a motor home. The
two most common types of
recreational vehicle towing are
dinghy 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 on a dolly.
Caution (Continued)
warranty. If using a shield, only
use one that attaches to the
towing vehicle.
Dinghy Towing
Two-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
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components could be damaged.
The repairs would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty.
Two-wheel-drive vehicles should not
be towed with all four wheels on the
ground.
Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
Follow the tow vehicle
manufacturer’s instructions. See
your dealer or trailering professional
for additional advice and equipment
recommendations.
Caution
Use of a shield mounted in front
of the vehicle grille could restrict
airflow and cause damage to the
transmission. The repairs would
not be covered by the vehicle
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Caution
If the two-wheel-drive vehicle is
towed with all four wheels on the
ground, the drivetrain
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Only dinghy tow four-wheel-drive
vehicles with a two-speed transfer
case that have an N (Neutral) and a
Four-Wheel Drive Low (4 (n) setting.
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{ Warning
Shifting a four-wheel-drive
vehicle's transfer case into
N (Neutral) can cause the vehicle
to roll even if the transmission is
in P (Park). You or others could
be injured. Set the parking brake
before shifting the transfer case
to N (Neutral).
To dinghy tow:
(Drive). There should be no
movement of the vehicle while
shifting.
5. Turn the engine off.
Caution
Failure to disconnect the negative
battery cable or to have it contact
the terminals can cause damage
to the vehicle.
2. Securely attach the vehicle
being towed to the tow vehicle.
6. Disconnect the negative
battery cable at the battery and
secure the nut and bolt. Cover
the negative battery post with a
non-conductive material to
prevent any contact with the
negative battery terminal.
3. Apply the parking brake and
start the engine.
7. Shift the transmission to
P (Park).
1. Position the vehicle being
towed behind the tow vehicle,
facing forward and on a level
surface.
4. Shift the transfer case to
N (Neutral). See “Shifting into
N (Neutral)” under Four-Wheel
Drive 0 284. Check that the
vehicle is in N (Neutral) by
shifting the transmission to
R (Reverse) and then to D
Caution
If the steering column is locked,
vehicle damage may occur.
8. Move the steering wheel to
make sure the steering column
is unlocked.
9. With a foot on the brake pedal,
release the parking brake.
Keep the ignition key in the
towed vehicle in ACC/
ACCESSORY to prevent the
steering column from locking.
Disconnecting the Towed Vehicle
Before disconnecting the towed
vehicle:
1. Park on a level surface.
2. Set the parking brake, then
shift the transmission to
P (Park), and move the ignition
key to OFF.
3. Connect the battery.
4. Apply the brake pedal.
5. Turn the ignition on with the
engine off. Shift the transfer
case out of N (Neutral) to
Two-Wheel Drive High. See
“Shifting out of N (Neutral)”
under Four-Wheel Drive 0 284.
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See your dealer if the transfer
case cannot be shifted out of
N (Neutral).
6. Check that the vehicle is in
Two-Wheel Drive High by
shifting the transmission to
R (Reverse) and then to D
(Drive). There should be
movement of the vehicle while
shifting.
Dolly Towing
Front Towing (Front Wheels Off
the Ground) – Two-Wheel-Drive
Vehicles
Front Towing (Front Wheels Off
the Ground) – Four-Wheel-Drive
Vehicles
8. Disconnect the vehicle from the
tow vehicle.
9. Release the parking brake.
The outside temperature
display will default to 0 °C (32 °
F) but will reset with normal
usage.
Two-wheel-drive vehicles should not
be towed with the rear wheels on
the ground. Two-wheel-drive
transmissions have no provisions
for internal lubrication while being
towed.
To dolly tow a two-wheel-drive
vehicle, the vehicle must be towed
with the rear wheels on the dolly.
See “Rear Towing (Rear Wheels Off
the Ground)” later in this section.
7. Shift the transmission to
P (Park) and turn off the
ignition.
10. Reset any lost presets.
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Caution
If a two-wheel-drive vehicle is
towed with the rear wheels on the
ground, the transmission could be
damaged. The repairs would not
be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Never tow the vehicle
with the rear wheels on the
ground.
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To dolly tow a four-wheel-drive
vehicle from the front:
1. Attach the dolly to the tow
vehicle following the dolly
manufacturer's instructions.
2. Drive the front wheels onto the
dolly.
3. Shift the transmission to
P (Park).
4. Set the parking brake.
{ Warning
Shifting a four-wheel-drive
vehicle's transfer case into
N (Neutral) can cause the vehicle
to roll even if the transmission is
in P (Park). You or others could
be injured. Set the parking brake
before shifting the transfer case
to N (Neutral).
5. Use a clamping device
designed for towing to ensure
that the front wheels are locked
into the straight position.
Rear Towing (Rear Wheels Off
the Ground)
Two-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
6. Secure the vehicle to the dolly
following the manufacturer's
instructions.
7. Shift the transfer case to
N (Neutral). See “Shifting into
N (Neutral)” under Four-Wheel
Drive 0 284 for the proper
procedure.
8. Release the parking brake only
after the vehicle being towed is
firmly attached to the tow
vehicle.
9. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF.
To dolly tow a two-wheel-drive
vehicle from the rear:
1. Drive the rear wheels onto the
dolly.
2. Set the parking brake. See
Parking Brake 0 293.
3. Put the transmission in
P (Park).
4. Secure the vehicle to the dolly
following the manufacturer's
instructions.
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5. Use a clamping device
designed for towing to ensure
that the front wheels are locked
into the straight position.
2. Set the parking brake. See
Parking Brake 0 293.
Appearance Care
3. Put the transmission in
P (Park).
Exterior Care
6. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF.
4. Secure the vehicle to the dolly
following the manufacturer's
instructions.
Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicles
{ Warning
Shifting a four-wheel-drive
vehicle's transfer case into
N (Neutral) can cause the vehicle
to roll even if the transmission is
in P (Park). You or others could
be injured. Set the parking brake
before shifting the transfer case
to N (Neutral).
To dolly tow a four-wheel-drive
vehicle from the rear:
1. Drive the rear wheels onto the
dolly.
5. Use a clamping device
designed for towing to ensure
that the front wheels are locked
into the straight position.
6. Shift the transfer case to
N (Neutral). See “Shifting into
N (Neutral)” under Four-Wheel
Drive 0 284 for the proper
procedure.
7. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF.
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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 0 462.
Washing the Vehicle
To preserve the vehicle's finish,
wash it often and out of direct
sunlight.
Caution
Do not use petroleum-based,
acidic, or abrasive cleaning
agents as they can damage the
vehicle's paint, metal, or plastic
parts. If damage occurs, it would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Approved cleaning
products can be obtained from
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Caution (Continued)
your dealer. Follow all
manufacturer directions regarding
correct product usage, necessary
safety precautions, and
appropriate disposal of any
vehicle care product.
Caution
Avoid using high-pressure
washes closer than 30 cm (12 in)
to the surface of the vehicle. Use
of power washers exceeding
8,274 kPa (1,200 psi) can result
in damage or removal of paint
and decals.
Caution
Do not power wash any
component under the hood that
has this e symbol.
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Caution (Continued)
This could cause damage that
would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
If using an automatic car wash,
follow with the car wash
instructions. The windshield wiper
and rear window wiper, if equipped,
must be off. Remove any
accessories that may be damaged
or interfere with the car wash
equipment.
See Power Assist Steps 0 42 for
cleaning information.
Rinse the vehicle well, before
washing and after, to remove all
cleaning agents completely. If they
are allowed to dry on the surface,
they could stain.
Dry the finish with a soft, clean
chamois or an all-cotton towel to
avoid surface scratches and water
spotting.
Finish Care
Application of aftermarket clearcoat
sealant/wax materials is not
recommended. If painted surfaces
are damaged, see your dealer to
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.
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Caution
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
Moldings
Caution
Failure to clean and protect the
bright metal moldings can result
in a hazy white finish or pitting.
This damage would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
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The bright metal moldings on the
vehicle are aluminum, chrome or
stainless steel. To prevent damage
always follow these cleaning
instructions:
. Be sure the molding is cool to
the touch before applying any
cleaning solution.
. Use only approved cleaning
solutions for aluminum, chrome
or stainless steel. Some
cleaners are highly acidic or
contain alkaline substances and
can damage the moldings.
. Always dilute a concentrated
cleaner according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
. Do not use cleaners that are not
intended for automotive use.
. Use a nonabrasive wax on the
vehicle after washing to protect
and extend the molding finish.
rinse the bedliner surface following
a chemical spill to avoid permanent
damage.
Spray-In Bedliner Care
Use only lukewarm or cold water, a
soft cloth, and a car washing soap
to clean exterior lamps, lenses,
emblems, decals and stripes. Follow
instructions under "Washing the
Vehicle" previously in this section.
A spray-in bedliner is a permanent
coating that bonds to the truck bed
and cannot be removed. Promptly
Spray-in bedliners can fade from
oxidation, road dirt, heavy-duty
hauling, and hard water stains.
Clean it periodically by washing off
the loose dirt and using a mild
detergent. To restore the original
appearance, apply the bedliner
conditioner available through your
dealer.
Caution
Using silicone-based products
may damage the bedliner, reduce
the slip-resistant texture, and
attract dirt.
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/
Lenses, Emblems, Decals and
Stripes
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Lamp covers are made of plastic,
and some have a UV protective
coating. Do not clean or wipe them
while they are dry.
Do not use any of the following on
lamp covers:
. Abrasive or caustic agents.
.
Washer fluids and other cleaning
agents in higher concentrations
than suggested by the
manufacturer.
Caution
Using wax on low gloss black
finish stripes can increase the
gloss level and create a
non-uniform finish. Clean low
gloss stripes with soap and
water only.
Air Intakes
.
Solvents, alcohols, fuels,
or other harsh cleaners.
Clear debris from the air intakes,
between the hood and windshield,
when washing the vehicle.
.
Ice scrapers or other hard items.
Windshield and Wiper Blades
.
Aftermarket appearance caps or
covers while the lamps are
illuminated, due to excessive
heat generated.
Clean the outside of the windshield
with glass cleaner.
Caution
Failure to clean lamps properly
can cause damage to the lamp
cover that would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty.
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.
Weatherstrips
Apply Dielectric silicone grease on
weatherstrips to make them last
longer, seal better, and not stick or
squeak. Lubricate weatherstrips
once a year. Hot, dry climates may
require more frequent application.
Black marks from rubber material on
painted surfaces can be removed by
rubbing with a clean cloth. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 462.
Tires
Use a stiff brush with tire cleaner to
clean the tires.
Caution
Using petroleum-based tire
dressing products on the vehicle
may damage the paint finish and/
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Caution (Continued)
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.
Caution
Chrome wheels and other chrome
trim may be damaged if the
vehicle is not washed after driving
on roads that have been sprayed
with magnesium, calcium,
or sodium chloride. These
chlorides are used on roads for
conditions such as ice and dust.
Always wash the chrome with
soap and water after exposure.
Caution
To avoid surface damage, do not
use strong soaps, chemicals,
abrasive polishes, cleaners,
brushes, or cleaners that contain
acid on aluminum or
chrome-plated wheels. Use only
approved cleaners. Also, never
drive a vehicle with aluminum or
chrome-plated wheels through an
automatic car wash that uses
silicone carbide tire cleaning
brushes. Damage could occur
and the repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Brake System
Visually inspect brake lines and
hoses for proper hook-up, binding,
leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect
disc brake pads for wear and rotors
for surface condition. Inspect drum
brake linings/shoes for wear or
cracks. Inspect all other brake parts.
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Steering, Suspension, and
Chassis Components
Visually inspect steering,
suspension, and chassis
components for damaged, loose,
or missing parts or signs of wear at
least once a year.
Inspect power steering for proper
attachment, connections, binding,
leaks, cracks, chafing, etc.
Visually check constant velocity joint
boots and axle seals for leaks.
1500 Series vehicles, at least every
other oil change lubricate the outer
tie rod ends.
2500/3500 Series vehicles, at least
every other engine oil change
lubricate the upper and lower
control arm ball joints. Control arm
ball joints on 1500 series vehicles
are maintenance-free.
2500/3500 Series vehicles equipped
with steering linkage, at least every
other engine oil change lubricate the
tie rod ball joints, idler arm pivot
shaft bearings, idler arm socket, and
pitman arm socket.
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Caution
Lubrication of applicable steering/
suspension points should not be
done unless the temperature is
−12 °C (10 °F) or higher,
or damage could result.
For an eAssist vehicle, see the
Silverado/Sierra eAssist
supplement.
Body Component Lubrication
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.
Underbody Maintenance
At least twice a year, spring and fall,
use plain water to flush any
corrosive materials from the
underbody. Take care to thoroughly
clean any areas where mud and
other debris can collect. If equipped
with power assist steps, extend
them and then use a high pressure
wash to clean all joints and gaps.
corrosion. Larger areas of finish
damage can be corrected in your
dealer's body and paint shop.
Do not directly power wash the
transfer case and/or front/rear axle
output seals. High pressure water
can overcome the seals and
contaminate the fluid. Contaminated
fluid will decrease the life of the
transfer case and/or axles and
should be replaced.
Chemical Paint Spotting
Airborne pollutants can fall upon
and attack painted vehicle surfaces
causing blotchy, ring-shaped
discolorations, and small, irregular
dark spots etched into the paint
surface. Refer to “Finish Care”
previously in this section.
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
Interior Care
To prevent dirt particle abrasions,
regularly clean the vehicle's interior.
Immediately remove any soils.
Newspapers or dark garments can
transfer color to the vehicle’s
interior.
Use a soft bristle brush to remove
dust from knobs and crevices on the
instrument cluster. Using a mild
soap solution, immediately remove
hand lotions, sunscreen, and insect
repellent from all interior surfaces or
permanent damage may result.
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Use cleaners specifically designed
for the surfaces being cleaned to
prevent permanent damage. Apply
cleaners directly to the cleaning
cloth. Do not spray cleaners on any
switches or controls. Remove
cleaners quickly.
Before using cleaners, read and
follow to all safety instructions on
the label. While cleaning the interior,
open the doors and windows to get
proper ventilation.
To prevent damage, do not clean
the interior using the following
cleaners or techniques:
. Never use a razor or any other
sharp object to remove a soil
from any interior surface.
. Never use a brush with stiff
bristles.
. Never rub any surface
aggressively or with too much
pressure.
. Do not use laundry detergents or
dishwashing soaps with
degreasers. For liquid cleaners,
use approximately 20 drops per
3.8 L (1 gal) of water.
A concentrated soap solution will
create streaks and attract dirt.
Do not use solutions that contain
strong or caustic soap.
.
Do not heavily saturate the
upholstery when cleaning.
.
Do not use solvents or cleaners
containing solvents.
Interior Glass
To clean, use a terry cloth fabric
dampened with water. Wipe droplets
left behind with a clean dry cloth.
If necessary, use a commercial
glass cleaner after cleaning with
plain water.
Caution
To prevent scratching, never use
abrasive cleaners on automotive
glass. Abrasive cleaners or
aggressive cleaning may damage
the rear window defogger.
Cleaning the windshield with water
during the first three to six months
of ownership will reduce tendency
to fog.
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Speaker Covers
Vacuum around a speaker cover
gently, so that the speaker will not
be damaged. Clean spots with water
and mild soap.
Coated Moldings
Coated moldings should be cleaned.
. When lightly soiled, wipe with a
sponge or soft, lint-free cloth
dampened with water.
. When heavily soiled, use warm
soapy water.
Fabric/Carpet/Suede
Start by vacuuming the surface
using a soft brush attachment. If a
rotating vacuum brush attachment is
being used, only use it on the floor
carpet. Before cleaning, gently
remove as much of the soil as
possible:
. Gently blot liquids with a paper
towel. Continue blotting until no
more soil can be removed.
. For solid soils, remove as much
as possible prior to vacuuming.
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To clean:
1. Saturate a clean, lint-free
colorfast cloth with water.
Microfiber cloth is
recommended to prevent lint
transfer to the fabric or carpet.
2. Remove excess moisture by
gently wringing until water does
not drip from the cleaning cloth.
3. Start on the outside edge of the
soil and gently rub toward the
center. Rotate the cleaning
cloth to a clean area frequently
to prevent forcing the soil in to
the fabric.
4. Continue gently rubbing the
soiled area until there is no
longer any color transfer from
the soil to the cleaning cloth.
5. If the soil is not completely
removed, use a mild soap
solution followed only by plain
water.
If the soil is not completely
removed, it may be necessary to
use a commercial upholstery
cleaner or spot lifter. Test a small
hidden area for colorfastness before
using a commercial upholstery
cleaner or spot lifter. If ring
formation occurs, clean the entire
fabric or carpet.
After cleaning use a paper towel to
blot excess moisture.
Cleaning High Gloss Surfaces
and Vehicle Information and
Radio Displays
Use a microfiber cloth on high gloss
surfaces or vehicle displays. First,
use a soft bristle brush to remove
dirt that can scratch the surface.
Then gently clean by rubbing with a
microfiber cloth. Never use window
cleaners or solvents. Periodically
hand wash the microfiber cloth
separately, using mild soap. Do not
use bleach or fabric softener. Rinse
thoroughly and air dry before
next use.
Caution
Do not attach a device with a
suction cup to the display. This
may cause damage and would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
Instrument Panel, Leather,
Vinyl, Other Plastic Surfaces,
Low Gloss Paint Surfaces and
Natural Open Pore Wood
Surfaces
Use a soft microfiber cloth
dampened with water to remove
dust and loose dirt. For a more
thorough cleaning, use a soft
microfiber cloth dampened with a
mild soap solution.
Caution
Soaking or saturating leather,
especially perforated leather, as
well as other interior surfaces,
may cause permanent damage.
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Caution (Continued)
Wipe excess moisture from these
surfaces after cleaning and allow
them to dry naturally. Never use
heat, steam, or spot removers. Do
not use cleaners that contain
silicone or wax-based products.
Cleaners containing these
solvents can permanently change
the appearance and feel of
leather or soft trim, and are not
recommended.
the vehicle, blot immediately and
clean with a soft cloth dampened
with a mild soap solution.
Damage caused by air fresheners
would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
Do not use cleaners that increase
gloss, especially on the instrument
panel. Reflected glare can decrease
visibility through the windshield
under certain conditions.
Caution
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
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Care of Safety Belts
Keep belts clean and dry.
{ Warning
Do not bleach or dye safety belt
webbing. It may severely weaken
the webbing. In a crash, they
might not be able to provide
adequate protection. Clean and
rinse safety belt webbing only
with mild soap and lukewarm
water. Allow the webbing to dry.
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Floor Mats
{ Warning
If a floor mat is the wrong size or
is not properly installed, it can
interfere with the pedals.
Interference with the pedals can
cause unintended acceleration
and/or increased stopping
distance which can cause a crash
and injury. Make sure the floor
mat does not interfere with the
pedals.
Use the following guidelines for
proper floor mat usage:
. The original equipment floor
mats were designed for your
vehicle. If the floor mats need
replacing, it is recommended
that GM certified floor mats be
purchased. Non-GM floor mats
may not fit properly and may
interfere with the pedals. Always
check that the floor mats do not
interfere with the pedals.
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.
Do not use a floor mat if the
vehicle is not equipped with a
floor mat retainer on the driver
side floor.
.
Use the floor mat with the
correct side up. Do not turn
it over.
.
Do not place anything on top of
the driver side floor mat.
.
Use only a single floor mat on
the driver side.
.
Do not place one floor mat on
top of another.
Removing and Replacing the
Floor Mats
Pull up on the rear of the driver side
floor mat to unlock each retainer
and remove.
Reinstall by lining up the floor mat
retainer openings over the carpet
retainers and snapping into position.
Make sure the floor mat is properly
secured in place.
Verify the floor mat does not
interfere with the pedals.
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Service and
Maintenance
General Information
General Information . . . . . . . . . . 451
Maintenance Schedule
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . 452
Special Application Services
Special Application
Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
Additional Maintenance
and Care
Additional Maintenance
and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459
Recommended Fluids,
Lubricants, and Parts
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
Maintenance Replacement
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464
Maintenance Records
Maintenance Records . . . . . . . . 466
General Information
This maintenance section applies to
vehicles with a gasoline engine. For
diesel engine vehicles, see
"Maintenance Schedule" in the
Duramax diesel supplement.
Your vehicle is an important
investment. This section describes
the required maintenance for the
vehicle. Follow this schedule to help
protect against major repair
expenses resulting from neglect or
inadequate maintenance. It may
also help to maintain the value of
the vehicle if it is sold. It is the
responsibility of the owner to have
all required maintenance performed.
Your dealer has trained technicians
who can perform required
maintenance using genuine
replacement parts. They have
up-to-date tools and equipment for
fast and accurate diagnostics. Many
dealers have extended evening and
Saturday hours, courtesy
transportation, and online
scheduling to assist with service
needs.
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Your dealer recognizes the
importance of providing
competitively priced maintenance
and repair services. With trained
technicians, the dealer is the place
for routine maintenance such as oil
changes and tire rotations and
additional maintenance items like
tires, brakes, batteries, and wiper
blades.
Caution
Damage caused by improper
maintenance can lead to costly
repairs and may not be covered
by the vehicle warranty.
Maintenance intervals, checks,
inspections, recommended fluids,
and lubricants are important to
keep the vehicle in good working
condition.
The Tire Rotation and Required
Services are the responsibility of the
vehicle owner. It is recommended to
have your dealer perform these
services every 12 000 km/7,500 mi.
Proper vehicle maintenance helps to
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keep the vehicle in good working
condition, improves fuel economy,
and reduces vehicle emissions.
Because of the way people use
vehicles, maintenance needs vary.
There may need to be more
frequent checks and services.
Normal Service
All maintenance services, including
those listed under Additional
Required Services, are for
vehicles that:
. Carry passengers and cargo
within recommended limits on
the Tire and Loading Information
label. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 259.
. Are driven on reasonable road
surfaces within legal driving
limits.
. Use the recommended fuel. See
Fuel 0 311.
Severe Service
In addition to the normal service
schedule, some vehicles require
service more often. Severe service
is for vehicles that are:
. Mainly driven in heavy city traffic
in hot weather.
. Mainly driven in hilly or
mountainous terrain.
. Frequently towing a trailer.
.
Used for high-speed or
competitive driving.
.
Used for taxi, police, or delivery
service.
{ Warning
Performing maintenance work can
be dangerous and can cause
serious injury. Perform
maintenance work only if the
required information, proper tools,
and equipment are available.
If they are not, see your dealer to
have a trained technician do the
work. See Doing Your Own
Service Work 0 353.
Maintenance
Schedule
Owner Checks and Services
At Each Fuel Stop
. Check the engine oil level. See
Engine Oil 0 359.
Once a Month
. Check the tire inflation
pressures. See Tire
Pressure 0 405.
. Inspect the tires for wear. See
Tire Inspection 0 411.
. Check the windshield washer
fluid level. See Washer
Fluid 0 375.
Engine Oil Change
When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message displays, have the
engine oil and filter changed within
the next 1 000 km/600 mi. If driven
under the best conditions, the
engine oil life system may not
indicate the need for vehicle service
for up to a year. The engine oil and
filter must be changed at least once
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a year and the oil life system must
be reset. Your trained dealer
technician can perform this work.
If the engine oil life system is reset
accidentally, service the vehicle
within 5 000 km/3,000 mi since the
last service. Reset the oil life
system when the oil is changed.
See Engine Oil Life System 0 362.
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter
The passenger compartment air
filter removes dust, pollen, and
other airborne irritants from outside
air that is pulled into the vehicle.
The filter should be replaced as part
of routine scheduled maintenance.
Inspect the passenger compartment
air filter every 36 000 km/
22,500 miles or two years,
whichever comes first. Replace if
necessary. 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.
.
Visually inspect windshield wiper
blades for wear, cracking,
or contamination. See Exterior
Care 0 441. Replace worn or
damaged wiper blades. See
Wiper Blade
Replacement 0 384.
.
Check tire inflation pressures.
See Tire Pressure 0 405.
.
Inspect tire wear. See Tire
Inspection 0 411.
.
Visually check for fluid leaks.
.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter.
See Engine Air Cleaner/
Filter 0 367.
.
Inspect brake system. See
Exterior Care 0 441.
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 0 412.
. Check engine oil level and oil
life percentage. If needed,
change engine oil and filter, and
reset oil life system. See Engine
Oil 0 359 and Engine Oil Life
System 0 362.
. Check engine coolant level. See
Engine Coolant 0 369.
. Check windshield washer fluid
level. See Washer Fluid 0 375.
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Visually inspect steering,
suspension, and chassis
components for damaged, loose,
or missing parts or signs of
wear. See Exterior Care 0 441.
Lubricate the suspension and
steering components at least
every other oil change.
(If equipped with grease fittings)
Check starter switch. See Starter
Switch Check 0 383.
Check accelerator pedal for
damage, high effort, or binding.
Replace if needed.
.
Check automatic transmission
shift lock control function. See
Automatic Transmission Shift
Lock Control Function
Check 0 383.
Visually inspect gas strut for
signs of wear, cracks, or other
damage. Check the hold open
ability of the strut. See your
dealer if service is required.
.
Inspect sunroof track and seal,
if equipped. See Sunroof 0 54.
.
Verify spare tire key lock
operation and lubricate as
needed. See Tire
Changing 0 422.
Lubricate body components. See
Exterior Care 0 441.
.
.
Check restraint system
components. See Safety System
Check 0 72.
.
Visually inspect fuel system for
damage or leaks.
.
Visually inspect exhaust system
and nearby heat shields for
loose or damaged parts.
.
.
Check ignition transmission lock.
See Ignition Transmission Lock
Check 0 383.
Check parking brake and
automatic transmission park
mechanism. See Park Brake and
P (Park) Mechanism
Check 0 384.
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Replace passenger compartment air filter. (1)
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4 8 0 0 0 k m/3 0 ,0 0 0 mi
6 0 0 0 0 k m/3 7 ,5 0 0 mi
7 2 0 0 0 k m/4 5 ,0 0 0 mi
8 4 0 0 0 k m/5 2 ,5 0 0 mi
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1 0 8 0 0 0 k m/6 7 ,5 0 0 mi
1 2 0 0 0 0 k m/7 5 ,0 0 0 mi
1 3 2 0 0 0 k m/8 2 ,5 0 0 mi
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2 2 8 0 0 0 k m/1 4 2 ,5 0 0 mi
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Rotate tires and perform Required Services.
Check engine oil level and oil life percentage.
Change engine oil and filter, if needed.
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Additional Required
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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, poor air quality, areas with
high dust levels or are sensitive to
environmental allergens. Filter
replacement may also be needed if
you notice reduced airflow, windows
fogging up, or odors. Your local GM
Service location can help you
determine when it is the right time to
replace your filter.
(2) Or every four years, whichever
comes first. If driving in dusty
conditions, inspect the filter at each
oil change or more often as needed.
(3) Visually check all fuel and vapor
lines and hoses for proper
attachment, connection, routing, and
condition.
(4) Do not directly power wash the
transfer case and/or front/rear axle
output seals. High pressure water
can overcome the seals and
contaminate the fluid. Contaminated
fluid will decrease the life of the
transfer case and/or drive axles and
should be replaced.
(5) Or every five years, whichever
comes first. See Cooling
System 0 368.
(6) Or every 10 years, whichever
comes first. Inspect for fraying,
excessive cracking, or damage;
replace, if needed.
(7) Replace brake fluid every five
years. See Brake Fluid 0 377.
(8) Replace clutch fluid every three
years. See Hydraulic Clutch 0 366.
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8 4 0 0 0 k m/5 2 ,5 0 0 mi
9 6 0 0 0 k m/6 0 ,0 0 0 mi
1 0 8 0 0 0 k m/6 7 ,5 0 0 mi
1 2 0 0 0 0 k m/7 5 ,0 0 0 mi
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Check engine oil level and oil life percentage.
Change engine oil and filter, 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, poor air quality, areas with
high dust levels or are sensitive to
environmental allergens. Filter
replacement may also be needed if
you notice reduced airflow, windows
fogging up, or odors. Your local GM
Service location can help you
determine when it is the right time to
replace your filter.
(2) Or every four years, whichever
comes first. If driving in dusty
conditions, inspect the filter at each
oil change or more often as needed.
(3) Visually check all fuel and vapor
lines and hoses for proper
attachment, connection, routing, and
condition.
(4) Do not directly power wash the
transfer case and/or front/rear axle
output seals. High pressure water
can overcome the seals and
contaminate the fluid. Contaminated
fluid will decrease the life of the
transfer case and/or drive axles and
should be replaced.
(5) Or every five years, whichever
comes first. See Cooling
System 0 368.
(6) Or every 10 years, whichever
comes first. Inspect for fraying,
excessive cracking, or damage;
replace, if needed.
(7) Replace brake fluid every five
years. See Brake Fluid 0 377.
(8) Replace clutch fluid every three
years. See Hydraulic Clutch 0 366.
Special Application
Services
.
Vehicles with Dual Wheels:
Check dual wheel nut torque at
160, 1 600, and 10 000 km (100,
1,000, and 6,000 mi) of driving.
Repeat this service whenever a
tire/wheel is serviced or
removed.
.
Severe Commercial Use
Vehicles Only: Lubricate chassis
components every oil change.
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Have underbody flushing service
performed. See “Underbody
Maintenance” in Exterior
Care 0 441.
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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 12-volt battery supplies power
to start the engine and operate any
additional electrical accessories.
. To avoid break-down or failure to
start the vehicle, maintain a
battery with full cranking power.
. Trained dealer technicians have
the diagnostic equipment to test
the battery and ensure that the
connections and cables are
corrosion-free.
Brakes stop the vehicle and are
crucial to safe driving.
. Signs of brake wear may include
chirping, grinding, or squealing
noises, or difficulty stopping.
. Trained dealer technicians have
access to tools and equipment
to inspect the brakes and
recommend quality parts
engineered for the vehicle.
Belts
. Belts may need replacing if they
squeak or show signs of
cracking or splitting.
. Trained dealer technicians have
access to tools and equipment
to inspect the belts and
recommend adjustment or
replacement when necessary.
Proper fluid levels and approved
fluids protect the vehicle’s systems
and components. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 462 for GM approved
fluids.
. Engine oil and windshield
washer fluid levels should be
checked at every fuel fill.
. Instrument cluster lights may
come on to indicate that fluids
may be low and need to be
filled.
Fluids
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Hoses
Shocks and Struts
Tires
Hoses transport fluids and should
be regularly inspected to ensure
that there are no cracks or leaks.
With a multi-point inspection, your
dealer can inspect the hoses and
advise if replacement is needed.
Shocks and struts help aid in control
for a smoother ride.
. Signs of wear may include
steering wheel vibration, bounce/
sway while braking, longer
stopping distance, or uneven
tire wear.
. As part of the multi-point
inspection, trained dealer
technicians can visually inspect
the shocks and struts for signs
of leaking, blown seals,
or damage, and can advise
when service is needed.
Tires need to be properly inflated,
rotated, and balanced. Maintaining
the tires can save money and fuel,
and can reduce the risk of tire
failure.
. Signs that the tires need to be
replaced include three or more
visible treadwear indicators; cord
or fabric showing through the
rubber; cracks or cuts in the
tread or sidewall; or a bulge or
split in the tire.
. Trained dealer technicians can
inspect and recommend the right
tires. Your dealer can also
provide tire/wheel balancing
services to ensure smooth
vehicle operation at all speeds.
Your dealer sells and services
name brand tires.
Lamps
Properly working headlamps,
taillamps, and brake lamps are
important to see and be seen on
the road.
. Signs that the headlamps need
attention include dimming, failure
to light, cracking, or damage.
The brake lamps need to be
checked periodically to ensure
that they light when braking.
. With a multi-point inspection,
your dealer can check the lamps
and note any concerns.
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Vehicle Care
To help keep the vehicle looking like
new, vehicle care products are
available from your dealer. For
information on how to clean and
protect the vehicle’s interior and
exterior, see Interior Care 0 446 and
Exterior Care 0 441.
Wheel Alignment
Wheel alignment is critical for
ensuring that the tires deliver
optimal wear and performance.
. Signs that the alignment may
need to be adjusted include
pulling, improper vehicle
handling, or unusual tire wear.
.
Your dealer has the required
equipment to ensure proper
wheel alignment.
Windshield
For safety, appearance, and the
best viewing, keep the windshield
clean and clear.
. Signs of damage include
scratches, cracks, and chips.
. Trained dealer technicians can
inspect the windshield and
recommend proper replacement
if needed.
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Wiper Blades
Wiper blades need to be cleaned
and kept in good condition to
provide a clear view.
. Signs of wear include streaking,
skipping across the windshield,
and worn or split rubber.
. Trained dealer technicians can
check the wiper blades and
replace them when needed.
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Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
This maintenance section applies to vehicles with a gasoline engine. If the vehicle has a diesel engine and/or an
Allison Transmission, see “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Duramax diesel supplement.
Fluids and lubricants identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer.
Usage
Fluid/Lubricant
®
Automatic Transmission (6-Speed
Transmission)
DEXRON -VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Automatic Transmission (8-Speed
Transmission)
DEXRON®-HP Automatic Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 19331925, in
Canada 19300537).
Chassis Lubrication
Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985, in Canada 88901242) or
lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.
Engine Coolant
50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL ® coolant.
See Engine Coolant 0 369.
Engine Oil
Engine oil meeting the dexos1™ specification of the proper SAE viscosity
grade. ACDelco dexos1 Synthetic Blend is recommended. See Engine
Oil 0 359.
Floor Shift Linkage
Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 89021668, in Canada 89021674)
or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2 Category LB or GC-LB.
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Fluid/Lubricant
Front Axle Driveshaft Splines (All 4WD Spline Lubricant, Special Lubricant (GM Part No. 19257121, in
1500/2500/3500 Series) and Rear Axle Canada 19257122).
Driveshaft Splines (All 2WD 1500
Series with Automatic Transmission)
Front Axle (Four-Wheel Drive)
SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 88900401, in
Canada 89021678).
Hydraulic Brake System
DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 19299818, in
Canada 19299819).
Hydraulic Clutch System
DOT 4 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 19299570).
Hydraulic Power Steering System
(2500/3500 Series Only)
GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. 19329450, in Canada 19329451).
Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241, in
Key Lock Cylinders, Hood Hinges,
Body Door Hinge Pins, Tailgate Hinge Canada 10953474).
and Linkage, Fuel Door Hinge, Tailgate
Handle Pivot Points, Hinges, Latch
Bolt, and Linkage
Manual Transmission
Manual Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 93436060).
Rear Axle (1500 Series)
SAE 75W-85 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 19300457, in
Canada 19300458).
Rear Axle (2500/3500 Series)
SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 88900401, in
Canada 89021678).
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Usage
Fluid/Lubricant
Rear Driveline Center Spline
(Two-Piece Driveshaft)
Transfer Case (Four-Wheel Drive)
Weatherstrip Conditioning
Weatherstrip Squeaks
Windshield Washer
Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985, in Canada 88901242) or
lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.
DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or
Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579, in Canada 10953481).
Synthetic Grease with Teflon, Superlube (GM Part No. 12371287, in
Canada 10953437).
Automotive windshield washer fluid that meets regional freeze protection
requirements.
Maintenance Replacement Parts
Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer.
If the vehicle has a diesel engine, see the Duramax diesel supplement.
Part
GM Part Number
ACDelco Part Number
22845992
A3181C
4.3L V6
19330000
PF63E
5.3L V8; 6.2L V8
19330000
PF63E
6.0L V8
19303975
PF48E
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
Oil Filter
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GM Part Number
ACDelco Part Number
23281440
CF188
4.3L V6
12622441
41–114
5.3L V8; 6.2L V8
12622441
41–114
6.0L V8
12621258
41–110
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
Spark Plugs
Wiper Blades
Driver Side – 55 cm (21.7 in)
22754397
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Passenger Side – 55 cm (21.7 in)
22754397
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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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Technical Data
Vehicle Identification
Vehicle Identification
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN)
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467
Service Parts Identification
Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467
Vehicle Data
Capacities and
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468
Engine Drive Belt Routing . . . . 471
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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
0 468 for the vehicle's engine code.
Service Parts
Identification Label
This legal identifier is in the front
corner of the instrument panel, on
the driver side of the vehicle. It can
be seen through the windshield from
outside. The Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) also appears on the
Vehicle Certification and Service
Parts labels and certificates of title
and registration.
This label, on the inside of the glove
box, has the following information:
. Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN).
. Model designation.
.
Paint information.
.
Production options and special
equipment.
Do not remove this label from the
vehicle.
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Vehicle Data
Capacities and Specifications
The following approximate capacities are given in metric and English conversions. See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 462.
If the vehicle has a diesel engine, see the Duramax diesel supplement.
Application
Air Conditioning Refrigerant
Capacities
Metric
English
For the air conditioning system refrigerant type and
charge amount, see the refrigerant label under the
hood. See your dealer for more information.
Cooling System
4.3L V6 1500 Series
15.1 L
15.9 qt
5.3L V8 1500 Series
15.7 L
16.6 qt
6.0L V8 2500 Series and 3500 Series
16.1 L
17.0 qt
6.2L V8 1500 Series
15.7 L
16.6 qt
Engine Oil with Filter
4.3L V6
5.7 L
6.0 qt
5.3L V8; 6.2L V8
7.6 L
8.0 qt
6.0L V8
5.7 L
6.0 qt
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Application
Capacities
Metric
English
98.4 L
26.0 gal
Fuel Tank
1500 Series Standard and Short Box
1500 Series Long Box
128.7 L
34.0 gal
2500 Series and 3500 Series Standard Box
136.3 L
36.0 gal
2500 Series and 3500 Series Long Box
136.3 L
36.0 gal
3500 Series Chassis Cab
240.4 L
63.5 gal
3500 Chassis Cab – Front Tank
89.0 L
23.5 gal
3500 Chassis Cab – Rear Tank (if equipped)
151.4 L
40.0 gal
Transfer Case Fluid
Wheel Nut Torque
1.5 L
1.6 qt
190 Y
140 lb ft
All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the approximate level, as recommended in this
manual. Recheck fluid level after filling.
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Engine Specifications
Engine
VIN Code
Spark Plug Gap
4.3L V6 (LV3)
H
0.95–1.10 mm (0.037–
0.043 in)
4.3L V6 (LV1)
P
0.95–1.10 mm (0.037–
0.043 in)
5.3L V8 (L83)
C
0.95–1.10 mm (0.037–
0.043 in)
6.0L V8 (L96)
G
0.95–1.10 mm (0.037–
0.043 in)
6.2L V8 (L86)
J
0.95–1.10 mm (0.037–
0.043 in)
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Engine Drive Belt Routing
6.0L V8 Engine
V6 Engines
5.3L and 6.2L V8 Engines
If the vehicle has a diesel engine,
see the Duramax diesel
supplement.
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Customer
Information
Customer Information
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472
Customer Assistance
Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 474
Customer Assistance for Text
Telephone (TTY) Users . . . . . 475
Online Owner Center . . . . . . . . . 475
GM Mobility Reimbursement
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476
Roadside Assistance
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476
Scheduling Service
Appointments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478
Courtesy Transportation
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478
Collision Damage Repair . . . . . 479
Service Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481
Radio Frequency
Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
Reporting Safety Defects
Reporting Safety Defects to
the United States
Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Reporting Safety Defects to
the Canadian
Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Reporting Safety Defects to
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Event Data Recorders . . . . . . . .
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . .
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484
485
485
Customer Information
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure
Your satisfaction and goodwill are
important to your dealer and to
Chevrolet. Normally, any concerns
with the sales transaction or the
operation of the vehicle will be
resolved by your dealer's sales or
service departments. Sometimes,
however, despite the best intentions
of all concerned, misunderstandings
can occur. If your concern has not
been resolved to your satisfaction,
the following steps should be taken:
STEP ONE : Discuss your concern
with a member of dealership
management. Normally, concerns
can be quickly resolved at that level.
If the matter has already been
reviewed with the sales, service,
or parts manager, contact the owner
of your dealership or the general
manager.
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STEP TWO : If after contacting a
member of dealership management,
it appears your concern cannot be
resolved by your dealership without
further help, in the U.S., call the
Chevrolet Customer Assistance
Center at 1-800-222-1020. In
Canada, call 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 your
inquiry prompt attention. Have the
following information available to
give the Customer Assistance
representative:
. Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). This is available
from the vehicle registration or
title, or the plate at the top left of
the instrument panel and visible
through the windshield.
. Dealership name and location.
.
Vehicle delivery date and
present mileage.
When contacting Chevrolet,
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 your new vehicle. However,
if you continue to remain unsatisfied
after following the procedure
outlined in Steps One and Two, you
can file with the Better Business
Bureau (BBB) Auto Line® Program
to enforce your rights.
The BBB Auto Line Program is an
out-of-court program administered
by the Council of Better Business
Bureaus to settle automotive
disputes regarding vehicle repairs or
the interpretation of the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. Although you may
be required to resort to this informal
dispute resolution program prior to
filing a court action, use of the
program is free of charge and your
case will generally be heard within
40 days. If you do not agree with the
decision given in your case, you
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may reject it and proceed with any
other venue for relief available
to you.
You may contact the BBB Auto Line
Program using the toll-free
telephone number or write them at
the following address:
BBB Auto Line Program
Council of Better Business
Bureaus, Inc.
3033 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: 1-800-955-5100
http://www.bbb.org/council/
programs-services/
dispute-handling-and-resolution/
bbb-auto-line
This program is available in all
50 states and the District of
Columbia. Eligibility is limited by
vehicle age, mileage, and other
factors. General Motors reserves
the right to change eligibility
limitations and/or discontinue its
participation in this program.
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STEP THREE — Canadian
Owners : In the event that you do
not feel your concerns have been
addressed after following the
procedure outlined in Steps One
and Two, General Motors of Canada
Company wants you to be aware of
its participation in a no-charge
Mediation/Arbitration Program.
General Motors of Canada
Company has committed to binding
arbitration of owner disputes
involving factory-related vehicle
service claims. The program
provides for the review of the facts
involved by an impartial third party
arbiter, and may include an informal
hearing before the arbiter. The
program is designed so that the
entire dispute settlement process,
from the time you file your complaint
to the final decision, should be
completed in about 70 days. We
believe our impartial program offers
advantages over courts in most
jurisdictions because it is informal,
quick, and free of charge.
For further information concerning
eligibility in the Canadian Motor
Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP),
call toll-free 1-800-207-0685, or call
the General Motors Customer Care
Centre, 1-800-263-3777 (English),
1-800-263-7854 (French),
or write to:
The Mediation/Arbitration Program
c/o Customer Care Centre
General Motors of Canada
Company
Mail Code: CA1-163-005
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
Your inquiry should be accompanied
by the Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN).
Customer Assistance
Offices
Chevrolet encourages customers to
call the toll-free number for
assistance. However, if a customer
wishes to write or e-mail Chevrolet,
the letter should be addressed to:
United States and Puerto Rico
Chevrolet Motor Division
Chevrolet Customer Assistance
Center
P.O. Box 33170
Detroit, MI 48232-5170
www.Chevrolet.com
1-800-222-1020
1-800-833-2438 (For Text
Telephone Devices (TTYs))
Roadside Assistance:
1-800-243-8872
From U.S. Virgin Islands:
1-800-496-9994
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Canada
General Motors of Canada
Company
Customer Care Centre,
Mail Code: CA1-163-005
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
www.gm.ca
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
Overseas
Please contact the local General
Motors Business Unit.
Customer Assistance for
Text Telephone (TTY)
Users
To assist customers who are deaf,
hard of hearing, or speech-impaired
and who use Text Telephones
(TTYs), Chevrolet has TTY
equipment available at its Customer
Assistance Center. Any TTY user in
the U.S. can communicate with
Chevrolet by dialing:
1-800-833-2438. TTY users in
Canada can dial 1-800-263-3830.
Online Owner Center
Online Owner Experience
(U.S.) my.chevrolet.com
The Chevrolet online owner
experience allows interaction with
Chevrolet and keeps important
vehicle-specific information in one
place.
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r : Track your vehicle’s warranty
information.
J : View active recalls by Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN). See
Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN) 0 467.
H : View GM Card, SiriusXM
Satellite radio (if equipped), and
OnStar account information (if
equipped).
F : Chat with online help
representatives.
Membership Benefits
See my.chevrolet.com to register
your vehicle.
E : Download owner manuals and
view vehicle-specific how-to videos.
Chevrolet Owner Centre
(Canada) chevroletowner.ca
G : View maintenance schedules,
alerts, and OnStar Vehicle
Diagnostic Information. Schedule
service appointments.
I : View and print dealer-recorded
service records and self-recorded
service records.
D : Select a preferred dealer and
view locations, maps, phone
numbers, and hours.
Visit the Chevrolet Owner Centre:
. Chat live with online help
representatives.
. Locate owner resources such as
lease-end, financing, and
warranty information.
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Customer Information
Retrieve your favorite articles,
quizzes, tips, and multimedia
galleries organized into the
Featured Articles and Auto Care
Sections.
.
Download owner manuals.
.
Find the
Chevrolet-recommended
maintenance services.
GM Mobility
Reimbursement Program
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.
.
Telephone number of your
location.
.
Location of the vehicle.
.
Model, year, color, and license
plate number of the vehicle.
General Motors of Canada also has
a Mobility Program. Visit www.gm.ca
or call 1-800-GM-DRIVE (463-7483)
for details. TTY users call
1-800-263-3830.
.
Odometer reading, Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN), and
delivery date of the vehicle.
.
Description of the problem.
Roadside Assistance
Program
For U.S.-purchased vehicles, call
1-800-243-8872. (Text Telephone
(TTY): 1-888-889-2438.)
For Canadian-purchased vehicles,
call 1-800-268-6800.
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.
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.
Coverage
Services are provided for the
duration of the vehicle’s powertrain
warranty.
In the U.S., anyone driving the
vehicle is covered. In Canada, a
person driving the vehicle without
permission from the owner is not
covered.
Roadside Assistance is not a part of
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
General Motors North America and
Chevrolet reserve the right to make
any changes or discontinue the
Roadside Assistance program at
any time without notification.
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General Motors North America and
Chevrolet reserve the right to limit
services or payment to an owner or
driver if they decide the claims are
made too often, or the same type of
claim is made many times.
.
Services Provided
.
.
.
Emergency Fuel Delivery:
Delivery of enough fuel for the
vehicle to get to the nearest
service station.
.
Battery Jump Start: Service to
jump start a dead battery.
.
Trip Interruption Benefits and
Assistance: If your trip is
interrupted due to a warranty
event, incidental expenses may
be reimbursed within the
Powertrain warranty period.
Items considered are reasonable
and customary hotel, meals,
rental car, or a vehicle being
delivered back to the customer,
up to 805 km (500 mi).
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 Chevrolet dealer for
warranty service, or if the vehicle
was in a crash and cannot be
driven. Assistance is not given
when the vehicle is stuck in the
sand, mud, or snow.
Flat Tire Change: Service to
change a flat tire with 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.
Services Not Included in
Roadside Assistance
.
Impound towing caused by
violation of any laws.
.
Legal fines.
.
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Mounting, dismounting,
or changing of snow tires,
chains, or other traction devices.
Service is not provided if a vehicle
is in an area that is not accessible
to the service vehicle or is not a
regularly traveled or maintained
public road, which includes ice and
winter roads. Off-road use is not
covered.
Services Specific to
Canadian-Purchased Vehicles
.
Fuel Delivery: Reimbursement
is up to 7 liters. If available,
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
150 km from where your trip
was started to qualify.
Pre-authorization, original
detailed receipts, and a copy of
the repair orders are required.
Once authorization has been
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received, the Roadside
Assistance advisor will help to
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
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.
If the vehicle cannot be scheduled
into the service department
immediately, keep driving it until it
can be scheduled for service,
unless, of course, the problem is
safety related. If it is, please call
your dealership, let them know this,
and ask for instructions.
If your dealer requests you to bring
the vehicle for service, you are
urged to do so as early in the work
day as possible to allow for
same-day repair.
Courtesy Transportation
Program
To enhance your ownership
experience, we and our participating
dealers are proud to offer Courtesy
Transportation, a customer support
program for vehicles with the
Bumper-to-Bumper (Base Warranty
Coverage period in Canada),
extended powertrain, and/or
hybrid-specific warranties in both
the U.S. and Canada.
Several Courtesy Transportation
options are available to assist in
reducing inconvenience when
warranty repairs are required.
Courtesy Transportation is not a
part of the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty. A separate booklet
entitled “Limited Warranty and
Owner Assistance Information”
furnished with each new vehicle
provides detailed warranty coverage
information.
Transportation Options
Warranty service can generally be
completed while you wait. However,
if you are unable to do so, your
dealer may offer the following
transportation options:
Shuttle Service
This includes one-way or round-trip
shuttle service within reasonable
time and distance parameters of
your dealer's area.
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Public Transportation or Fuel
Reimbursement
If overnight warranty repairs are
needed, and public transportation is
used, the expense must be
supported by original receipts and
within the maximum amount allowed
by GM for shuttle service. If U.S.
customers arrange their own
transportation, limited
reimbursement for reasonable fuel
expenses may be available. Claim
amounts should reflect actual costs
and be supported by original
receipts. See your dealer for
information.
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
For an overnight warranty repair, the
dealer may provide an available
courtesy rental vehicle or provide for
reimbursement of a rental vehicle.
Reimbursement is limited and must
be supported by original receipts as
well as a signed and completed
rental agreement and meet state/
provincial, local, and rental vehicle
provider requirements.
Requirements vary and may include
minimum age requirements,
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insurance coverage, credit card, etc.
Additional fees such as fuel usage
charges, taxes, levies, usage fees,
excessive mileage, or rental usage
beyond the completion of the repair
are also your responsibility.
equipment and quality replacement
parts. Poorly performed collision
repairs diminish the vehicle resale
value, and safety performance can
be compromised in subsequent
collisions.
It may not be possible to provide a
like vehicle as a courtesy rental.
Collision Parts
Additional Program
Information
All program options, such as shuttle
service, may not be available at
every dealer. Contact your dealer
for specific availability.
General Motors reserves the right to
unilaterally modify, change,
or discontinue Courtesy
Transportation at any time and to
resolve all questions of claim
eligibility pursuant to the terms and
conditions described herein at its
sole discretion.
Collision Damage Repair
If the vehicle is involved in a
collision and it is damaged, have the
damage repaired by a qualified
technician using the proper
Genuine GM Collision parts are new
parts made with the same materials
and construction methods as the
parts with which the vehicle was
originally built. Genuine GM
Collision parts are the best choice to
ensure that the vehicle's designed
appearance, durability, and safety
are preserved. The use of Genuine
GM parts can help maintain the GM
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Recycled original equipment parts
may also be used for repair. These
parts are typically removed from
vehicles that were total losses in
prior crashes. In most cases, the
parts being recycled are from
undamaged sections of the vehicle.
A recycled original equipment GM
part may be an acceptable choice to
maintain the vehicle's originally
designed appearance and safety
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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.
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.
Repair Facility
GM also recommends that you
choose a collision repair facility that
meets your needs before you ever
need collision repairs. Your dealer
may have a collision repair center
with GM-trained technicians and
state-of-the-art equipment, or be
able to recommend a collision repair
center that has GM-trained
technicians and comparable
equipment.
Insuring the Vehicle
Protect your investment in the GM
vehicle with comprehensive and
collision insurance coverage. There
are significant differences in the
quality of coverage afforded by
various insurance policy terms.
Many insurance policies provide
reduced protection to the GM
vehicle by limiting compensation for
damage repairs 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.
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 0 476.
Gather the following information:
. Driver name, address, and
telephone number.
. Driver license number.
.
Owner name, address, and
telephone number.
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.
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? 0 79.
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.
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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.
Each bulletin contains instructions
to assist in the diagnosis and
service of the vehicle.
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Owner Information
Current and Past Models
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.
Technical Service Bulletins and
Manuals are available for current
and past model GM vehicles.
In-Portfolio: Includes a Portfolio,
Owner Manual, and Warranty
Manual.
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All listed prices are quoted in U.S.
funds. Make checks payable in U.S.
funds.
Radio Frequency
Statement
This vehicle has systems that
operate on a radio frequency that
complies with Part 15/Part 18 of the
Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) rules and with
Industry Canada Standards
RSS-GEN/210/216/220/251/310,
ICES‐001.
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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Reporting Safety
Defects
Reporting Safety Defects
to the United States
Government
If you believe that your vehicle
has a defect which could cause
a crash or could cause injury or
death, you should immediately
inform the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to notifying
General Motors.
If NHTSA receives similar
complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that
a safety defect exists in a group
of vehicles, it may order a recall
and remedy campaign.
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However, NHTSA cannot
become involved in individual
problems between you, your
dealer, or General Motors.
Reporting Safety Defects
to the Canadian
Government
To contact NHTSA, you may call
the Vehicle Safety Hotline
toll-free at 1-888-327-4236
(TTY: 1-800-424-9153); go to
http://www.safercar.gov; or
write to:
If you live in Canada, and you
believe that the vehicle has a safety
defect, notify Transport Canada
immediately, and notify General
Motors of Canada Company. Call
Transport Canada at
1-800-333-0510 or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590
Transport Canada
Road Safety Branch
80 rue Noel
Gatineau, QC J8Z 0A1
You can also obtain other
information about motor
vehicle safety from
http://www.safercar.gov.
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Customer Information
Reporting Safety Defects
to General Motors
In addition to notifying NHTSA (or
Transport Canada) in a situation like
this, notify General Motors.
Call 1-800-222-1020, or write:
Chevrolet Motor Division
Chevrolet Customer Assistance
Center
P.O. Box 33170
Detroit, MI 48232-5170
In Canada, call 1-800-263-3777
(English) or 1-800-263-7854
(French), or write:
General Motors of Canada
Company
Customer Care Centre,
Mail Code: CA1-163-005
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
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 these data or
share it with others except: with the
consent of the vehicle owner or,
if the vehicle is leased, with the
consent of the lessee; in response
to an official request by police or
similar government office; as part of
GM's defense of litigation through
the discovery process; or, as
required by law. Data that GM
collects or receives may also be
used for GM research needs or may
be made available to others for
research purposes, where a need is
shown and the data is not tied to a
specific vehicle or vehicle owner.
OnStar®
If the vehicle is equipped with
OnStar® and has an active
subscription, additional data may be
collected through the OnStar
system. This includes information
about the vehicle’s operation;
collisions involving the vehicle; the
use of the vehicle and its features;
and, in certain situations, the
location and approximate GPS
speed of the vehicle. Refer to the
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OnStar Terms and Conditions and
Privacy Statement on the OnStar
website.
See OnStar Additional
Information 0 491.
Infotainment System
If the vehicle is equipped with a
navigation system as part of the
infotainment system, use of the
system may result in the storage of
destinations, addresses, telephone
numbers, and other trip information.
See the infotainment manual for
information on stored data and for
deletion instructions.
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OnStar
OnStar
OnStar Overview
OnStar Overview
OnStar Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486
OnStar Services
Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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487
488
488
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OnStar Additional Information
OnStar Additional
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 491
= Voice Command Button
Q Blue OnStar Button
> Red Emergency Button
This vehicle may be equipped with a
comprehensive, in-vehicle system
that can connect to an OnStar
Advisor for Emergency, Security,
Navigation, Connections, and
Diagnostics Services. OnStar
services may require a paid
subscription and data plan. OnStar
requires the vehicle battery and
electrical system, cellular service,
and GPS satellite signals to be
available and operating. OnStar acts
as a link to existing emergency
service providers. OnStar may
collect information about you and
your vehicle, including location
information. See OnStar User
Terms, Privacy Statement, and
Software Terms for more details
including system limitations at
www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
The OnStar system status light is
next to the OnStar buttons. If the
status light is:
. Solid Green: System is ready.
.
Flashing Green: On a call.
.
Red: Indicates a problem.
.
Off: System is active. Press Q
twice to speak with an OnStar
Advisor.
Press Q or call 1-888-4ONSTAR
(1-888-466-7827) to speak to an
Advisor.
Press
= to:
.
Make a call, end a call,
or answer an incoming call.
.
Give OnStar Hands-Free Calling
voice commands.
.
Give OnStar Turn-by-Turn
Navigation voice commands.
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.
Obtain and customize the Wi-Fi®
hotspot name or SSID and
password, if equipped.
Press Q to connect to an
Advisor to:
. Verify account information or
update contact information.
. Get driving directions.
.
Receive a Diagnostic check of
the vehicle's key operating
systems.
.
Receive Roadside Assistance.
.
Manage Wi-Fi Settings,
if equipped.
Press > to get a priority connection
to an OnStar Advisor available
24/7 to:
. Get help for an emergency.
.
Be a Good Samaritan or
respond to an AMBER Alert.
.
Get assistance in severe
weather or other crisis situations
and find evacuation routes.
OnStar Services
Emergency
Emergency Services require an
active, OnStar service plan
(excludes Basic Plan). With
Automatic Crash Response, built-in
sensors can automatically alert a
specially trained OnStar Advisor
who is immediately connected in to
the vehicle to help.
Press > for a priority connection to
an OnStar Advisor who can contact
emergency service providers, direct
them to your exact location, and
relay important information.
With OnStar Crisis Assist, specially
trained Advisors are available
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to
provide a central point of contact,
assistance, and information during a
crisis.
With Roadside Assistance, Advisors
can locate a nearby service provider
to help with a flat tire, a battery
jump, or an empty gas tank.
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Security
If equipped, OnStar provides these
services:
. With Stolen Vehicle Assistance,
OnStar Advisors can use GPS to
pinpoint the vehicle and help
authorities quickly recover it.
. With Remote Ignition Block™,
if equipped, OnStar can block
the engine from being restarted.
. With Stolen Vehicle Slowdown®,
if equipped, OnStar can work
with law enforcement to
gradually slow the vehicle down.
Theft Alarm Notification
If equipped, if the doors are locked
and the vehicle alarm sounds, a
notification by text, e-mail, or phone
call will be sent. If the vehicle is
stolen, an OnStar Advisor can work
with authorities to recover the
vehicle.
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OnStar
Navigation
OnStar navigation requires a
specific OnStar service plan.
Press Q to receive Turn-by-Turn
directions or have them sent to the
vehicle’s navigation screen,
if equipped.
Turn-by-Turn Navigation
1. Press Q to connect to an
Advisor.
2. Request directions to be
downloaded to the vehicle.
3. Follow the voice-guided
commands.
Using Voice Commands
During a Planned Route
Cancel Route
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Cancel route.” System
responds: “Do you want to
cancel directions?”
3. 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.
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.
Get My Destination
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
2. Say “Get my destination.”
System responds with the
address and distance to the
destination, then responds with
“OnStar ready,” then a tone.
Send Destination to Vehicle
Subscribers can have directions
sent to the vehicle’s navigation
screen, if equipped.
Press Q, then ask the Advisor to
download directions to the vehicle’s
navigation system, if equipped. After
the call ends, the navigation screen
will provide prompts to begin driving
directions. Routes that are sent to
the navigation screen can only be
canceled through the navigation
system.
See www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
Connections
The following OnStar services help
with staying connected.
For coverage maps, see
www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
Ensuring Security
. Change the default passwords
for the Wi-Fi hotspot and
RemoteLink mobile application.
Make these passwords different
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from each other and use a
combination of letters, numbers,
and symbols to increase the
security.
.
Change the default name of the
SSID (Service Set Identifier).
This is your network’s name that
is visible to other wireless
devices. Choose a unique name
and avoid family names or
vehicle descriptions.
OnStar Wi-Fi® Hotspot (If
Equipped)
The vehicle may have a built-in
Wi-Fi hotspot that provides access
to the Internet and web content at
4G LTE speed. Up to seven mobile
devices can be connected. A data
plan is required. Use the in-vehicle
controls only when it is safe to
do so.
1. To retrieve Wi-Fi hotspot
information, press =, wait for
the prompt, then say “Wi-Fi
settings.” On some vehicles,
touch Wi-Fi Settings on the
screen.
2. The Wi-Fi settings will display
the Wi-Fi hotspot name (SSID),
password, and on some
vehicles, the connection type
(no Internet connection, 3G,
4G, 4G LTE), and signal quality
(poor, good, excellent).
3. To change the SSID or
password, press Q or call
1-888-4ONSTAR to connect
with an Advisor.
After initial set-up, your vehicle’s
Wi-Fi hotspot will connect
automatically to your mobile
devices. Manage data usage by
turning Wi-Fi on or off on your
mobile device, using the
RemoteLink mobile app, or by
contacting an OnStar Advisor.
OnStar RemoteLink® Mobile App
(If Equipped)
Download the OnStar RemoteLink
mobile app to select Apple®
iOS, Android™, BlackBerry®,
or Windows® mobile devices.
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OnStar Subscribers can access the
following services from a mobile
device:
. Remotely start/stop the vehicle,
if factory-equipped.
. Lock/unlock doors, if equipped
with automatic locks.
. Activate the horn and lamps.
.
Check the vehicle’s fuel level, oil
life, or tire pressure,
if factory-equipped with the Tire
Pressure Monitor System.
.
Send directions to the vehicle.
.
Locate the vehicle on a map
(U.S. market only).
.
Turn the vehicle's Wi-Fi hotspot
on/off, manage settings, and
monitor data consumption,
if equipped.
For OnStar RemoteLink information
and compatibility, see
www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
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Remote Services
Contact an OnStar Advisor to
unlock the doors or sound the horn
and flash the lamps.
OnStar AtYourService
OnStar Advisors can provide offers
from restaurants and retailers on
your route, help locate hotels,
or book a room. These services
vary by market.
OnStar Hands-Free Calling
Make and receive calls with the
built-in wireless calling service,
which requires available minutes.
Make a Call
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready.”
2. Say “Call.” System responds:
“Call. Please say the name or
number to call.”
3. Say the entire number without
pausing, including a “1” and the
area code. System responds:
“OK, calling.”
Calling 911 Emergency
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready.”
2. Say “Call.” System responds:
“Call. Please say the name or
number to call.”
3. Say “911” without pausing.
System responds: “911.”
4. Say “Call.” System responds:
“OK, dialing 911.”
Retrieve My Number
1. Press =. System responds:
“OnStar ready.”
2. Say “My number.” System
responds: “Your OnStar
Hands-Free Calling number is,”
then says the number.
End a Call
Press =. System responds: “Call
ended.”
Verify Minutes and Expiration
Press = and say “Minutes” then
“Verify” to check how many minutes
remain and their expiration date.
Diagnostics
Advanced Diagnostics provides a
status of the vehicle’s key systems
with a monthly e-mail, or by
pressing Q. If equipped, Diagnostic
Alerts can be received in real-time
via e-mail or text. The Proactive
Alerts feature (if available) can help
predict and alert of potential
upcoming maintenance issues with
select components on the vehicle,
before they become a problem.
OnStar can also monitor and report
tire pressure, if the vehicle is
equipped with a Tire Pressure
Monitoring System.
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OnStar Additional
Information
In-Vehicle Audio Messages
Audio messages may play important
information at the following times:
. Prior to vehicle purchase.
Press Q to set up an account.
.
With the OnStar Basic Plan,
every 60 days.
.
After change in ownership and
at 90 days.
Transferring Service
Press Q to request account transfer
eligibility information. The Advisor
can cancel or change account
information.
Selling/Transferring the
Vehicle
Call 1-888-4ONSTAR
(1-888-466-7827) immediately to
terminate your OnStar services if
the vehicle is disposed of, sold,
transferred, or if the lease ends.
Reactivation for Subsequent
Owners
Press Q and follow the prompts to
speak to an Advisor as soon as
possible. The Advisor will update
vehicle records and explain OnStar
service options.
How OnStar Service Works
Automatic Crash Response,
Emergency Services, Crisis Assist,
Stolen Vehicle Assistance,
Advanced Vehicle Diagnostics,
Remote Services, Roadside
Assistance, Turn-by-Turn
Navigation, and Hands-Free Calling
are available on most vehicles. Not
all OnStar services are available
everywhere or on all vehicles. For
more information, a full description
of OnStar services, system
limitations, and OnStar User Terms,
Privacy Statement, and Software
Terms:
. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR
(1-888-466-7827).
. See www.onstar.com (U.S.).
.
See www.onstar.ca (Canada).
.
Call TTY 1-877-248-2080.
.
Press Q to speak with an
Advisor.
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OnStar services cannot work unless
the vehicle is in a place where
OnStar has an agreement with a
wireless service provider for service
in that area. The wireless service
provider must also have coverage,
network capacity, reception, and
technology compatible with OnStar
services. Service involving location
information about the vehicle cannot
work unless GPS signals are
available, unobstructed, and
compatible with the OnStar
hardware. OnStar services may not
work if the OnStar equipment is not
properly installed or it has not been
properly maintained. If equipment or
software is added, connected,
or modified, OnStar services may
not work. Other problems beyond
the control of OnStar — such as
hills, tall buildings, tunnels, weather,
electrical system design and
architecture of the vehicle, damage
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to the vehicle in a crash, or wireless
phone network congestion or
jamming — may prevent service.
access to all OnStar services,
except Virtual Advisor and OnStar
Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
See Radio Frequency
Statement 0 482.
OnStar Personal Identification
Number (PIN)
Services for People with
Disabilities
A PIN is needed to access some
OnStar services. The PIN will need
to be changed the first time when
speaking with an Advisor. To
change the OnStar PIN, contact an
OnStar Advisor by pressing Q or
calling 1-888-4ONSTAR.
Advisors provide services to help
Subscribers with physical disabilities
and medical conditions.
Press
Q to help:
.
Locate a gas station with an
attendant to pump gas.
.
Find a hotel, restaurant, etc.,
that meets accessibility needs.
OnStar equipment may be
warranted as part of the vehicle
warranty.
.
Provide directions to the closest
hospital or pharmacy in urgent
situations.
Languages
TTY Users
OnStar has the ability to
communicate to deaf,
hard-of-hearing, or speech-impaired
customers while in the vehicle. The
available dealer-installed TTY
system can provide in-vehicle
Warranty
The vehicle can be programmed to
respond in multiple languages.
Press Q and ask for an Advisor.
Advisors are available in English,
Spanish, and French. Available
languages may vary by country.
Potential Issues
OnStar cannot perform Remote
Door Unlock or Stolen Vehicle
Assistance after the vehicle has
been off continuously for 10 days
without an ignition cycle. If the
vehicle has not been started for
five days, OnStar can contact
Roadside Assistance or a locksmith
to help gain access to the vehicle.
Global Positioning
System (GPS)
.
Obstruction of the GPS can
occur in a large city with tall
buildings; in parking garages;
around airports; in tunnels and
underpasses; or in an area with
very dense trees. If GPS signals
are not available, the OnStar
system should still operate to
call OnStar. However, OnStar
could have difficulty identifying
the exact location.
.
In emergency situations, OnStar
can use the last stored GPS
location to send to emergency
responders.
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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
Cellular reception is required for
OnStar to send remote signals to
the vehicle. Do not place items over
or near the antenna to prevent
blocking cellular and GPS signal
reception.
Unable to Connect to OnStar
Message
If there is limited cellular coverage
or the cellular network has reached
maximum capacity, this message
may come on. Press Q to try the
call again or try again after driving a
few miles into another cellular area.
Vehicle and Power Issues
OnStar services require a vehicle
electrical system, wireless service,
and GPS satellite technologies to be
available and operating for features
to function properly. These systems
may not operate if the battery is
discharged or disconnected.
Add-on Electrical Equipment
The OnStar system is integrated
into the electrical architecture of the
vehicle. Do not add any electrical
equipment. See Add-On Electrical
Equipment 0 345. Added electrical
equipment may interfere with the
operation of the OnStar system and
cause it to not operate.
Vehicle Software Updates
OnStar or GM may remotely deliver
software updates or changes to the
vehicle without further notice or
consent. These updates or changes
may enhance or maintain safety,
security, or the operation of the
vehicle or the vehicle systems.
Software updates or changes may
affect or erase data or settings that
are stored in the vehicle, such as
OnStar Hands-Free Calling name
tags, saved navigation destinations,
or pre-set radio stations. Neither
OnStar nor GM is responsible for
any affected or erased data or
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settings. These updates or changes
may also collect personal
information. Such collection is
described in the OnStar privacy
statement or separately disclosed at
the time of installation. These
updates or changes may also cause
a system to automatically
communicate with GM servers to
collect information about vehicle
system status, identify whether
updates or changes are available,
or deliver updates or changes. An
active OnStar agreement constitutes
consent to these software updates
or changes and agreement that
either OnStar or GM may remotely
deliver them to the vehicle.
Privacy
The complete OnStar Privacy
Statement may be found at
www.onstar.com (U.S.),
or www.onstar.ca (Canada). We
recommend that you review it. If you
have any questions, call
1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827)
or press Q to speak with an
Advisor. Users of wireless
communications are cautioned that
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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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support/getdocuments.html
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Index
A
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Accessory Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Active Fuel Management® . . . . . . 275
Add-On Electrical Equipment . . . 345
Adding a Snow Plow or
Similar Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Additional Information
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 491
Additional Maintenance
and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459
Adjustable Throttle and
Brake Pedal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Adjustments
Lumbar, Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Agreements
Trademarks and License . . . . . 231
Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine . . . . . . . 367
Air Filter, Passenger
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Airbag System
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
How Does an Airbag
Restrain? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Passenger Sensing System . . . . 82
Airbag System (cont'd)
What Makes an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
What Will You See after an
Airbag Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
When Should an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . . . . 75
Airbags
Adding Equipment to the
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Light On-Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
On-Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
On-Off Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Passenger Status Indicator . . . 137
Readiness Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Servicing Airbag-Equipped
Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Alarm
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
All-Season Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
All-Terrain Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
AM-FM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189, 191
Antenna
Fixed Mast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Multi-band . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Antilock Brake System (ABS) . . . 292
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Antilock Brake System
(ABS) (cont'd)
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Appearance Care
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
Apple CarPlay and
Android Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Assistance Program,
Roadside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476
Assistance Systems for
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Assistance Systems for
Parking and Backing . . . . . . . . . . 302
Audio
Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Theft-Deterrent Feature . . . . . . . 182
Audio Players
CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Automatic
Dimming Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Forward Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Headlamp System . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Transmission Fluid . . . . . . 363, 366
Automatic Transmission
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Automatic Transmission (cont'd)
Shift Lock Control Function
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Auxiliary
Roof Mounted Lamp . . . . . . . . . . 176
Auxiliary Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Avoiding Untrusted Media
Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Axle, Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Axle, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
B
Battery
Load Management . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Power Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Voltage and Charging
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Battery - North America . . . .378, 432
Blade Replacement, Wiper . . . . . 384
Blind Spot Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Bluetooth
Overview . . . . . . . .
216, 217,
221, 226
Bluetooth Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Brake
Pedal and Adjustable
Throttle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
System Warning Light . . . . . . . . 140
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
497
Brakes (cont'd)
Antilock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Automatic Forward . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Break-In, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . 267
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Center High-Mounted
Stoplamp (CHMSL) and
Cargo Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Headlamps, Front Turn
Signal, Sidemarker, and
Parking Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Taillamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Taillamps, Turn Signal,
Stoplamps, and Back-up
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
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C
Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
California
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Perchlorate Materials
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
California
Proposition
65 Warning . . . . . . . . . .351, 378, 432
Canadian Vehicle Owners . . . . . . . . 2
Capacities and
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468
Carbon Monoxide
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Cargo
Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Cargo Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Caution, Danger, and Warning . . . . 3
CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Center Console Storage . . . . . . . . 116
Center High-Mounted
Stoplamp (CHMSL) and
Cargo Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Center Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Charging
Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . 138
Check
Ignition Transmission Lock . . . 383
Malfunction Indicator
Engine Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Child Restraints
Infants and Young Children . . . . . 90
Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Securing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102, 106
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Cleaning
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
Climate Control
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237, 238
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . 237, 238
Dual Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237, 238
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Cluster, Instrument . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Clutch, Hydraulic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Collision Damage Repair . . . . . . . 479
Compartments
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Connections
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 488
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Traction and Electronic
Stability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Control Light
Hill Descent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Coolant
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Engine Temperature Gauge . . 133
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Engine Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Courtesy Transportation
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . 475
Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 474
Text Telephone (TTY)
Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475
Customer Information
Service Publications
Ordering Information . . . . . . . . 481
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Customer Satisfaction
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472
D
Damage Repair, Collision . . . . . . . 479
Danger, Warning, and Caution . . . . 3
Data Collection
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . 485
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485
Data Recorders, Event . . . . . . . . . 484
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Diagnostics
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 490
Distracted Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Door
Ajar Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Power Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Drive Belt Routing, Engine . . . . . . 471
Driver Assistance Systems . . . . . 301
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . .145, 147
Driving
Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . . 304
Driving (cont'd)
Characteristics and
Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Defensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Drunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
For Better Fuel Economy . . . . . . . 31
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . 256
If the Vehicle is Stuck . . . . . . . . . 258
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Wet Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Dual Automatic Climate
Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
E
E85 or FlexFuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Electrical Equipment,
Add-On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Electrical System
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393, 395
Overload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
499
Emergency
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 487
Engine
Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Check and Service Engine
Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Compartment Overview . . . . . . . 354
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Coolant Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Coolant Temperature
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Cooling System Messages . . . 152
Drive Belt Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . 471
Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Fan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
Oil Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Oil Pressure Gauge . . . . . . . . . . 132
Overheated Protection
Operating Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Power Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Running While Parked . . . . . . . . 277
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Equipment, Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Event Data Recorders . . . . . . . . . . 484
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Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Extender, Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . . . 171
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder . . . 173
F
Fan
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Fast Idle System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Features
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Filter,
Engine Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Fixed Mast Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Flashers, Hazard Warning . . . . . . 175
Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
FlexFuel
E85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Floor Console Storage . . . . . . . . . . 117
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
Fluid
Automatic
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . 363, 366
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Four-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Fluid (cont'd)
Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Forward Automatic Braking . . . . . 306
Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Four-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . .284, 379
Four-Wheel-Drive Light . . . . . . . . . 141
Frequency Statement
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 482
Front Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Front Fog Lamp
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Front Seats
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Heated and Ventilated . . . . . . . . . . 63
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Economy Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Foreign Countries . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . 144
Management, Active . . . . . . . . . . 275
Fuel (cont'd)
Requirements, California . . . . . 312
System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Full-Size Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393, 395
G
Garage Door Opener . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Gauges
Engine Coolant
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Engine Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . 132
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Voltmeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Warning Lights and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
General Information
Service and Maintenance . . . . . 451
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
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General Information (cont'd)
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Glass Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
GM Mobility Reimbursement
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476
H
Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . 175
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Headlamps
Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Headlamps, Front Turn
Signal, Sidemarker, and
Parking Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . 144
High/Low Beam Changer . . . . . 173
Lamps On Reminder . . . . . . . . . 145
Heated
Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Heater
Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Heating and Air
Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237, 238
High Voltage Devices and
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
High-Speed Operation . . . . . . . . . . 407
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . 256
Hill Descent Control (HDC) . . . . . 297
Hill Descent Control Light . . . . . . . 141
Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . 294
Home Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186, 188
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Hydraulic Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
I
Idle System
Fast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Ignition Transmission Lock
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
501
Indicator
Vehicle Ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Infants and Young Children,
Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . 485
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Instrument Panel
Storage Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . 50
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
J
Jack
Auxiliary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Jump Starting - North
America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432
K
Key and Lock Messages . . . . . . . . 153
Keyless Entry
Remote (RKE) System . . . . . . . . . 36
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
L
Labeling, Tire Sidewall . . . . . . . . . . 399
Lamps
Auxiliary Roof
Mounted Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
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Lamps (cont'd)
Daytime Running (DRL) . . . . . . 174
Dome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Exterior Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Exterior Lamps Off
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Malfunction Indicator . . . . . . . . . 138
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Taillamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Lane Departure Warning
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . . 309
Lane Keep Assist Light . . . . . . . . . 142
Lap Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
LATCH System
Replacing Parts after a
Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
LATCH, Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
LED Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Light
Hill Decent Control . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Lighting
Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Illumination Control . . . . . . . . . . . 177
LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Airbag On-Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Airbag Readiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Antilock Brake System
(ABS) Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Brake System Warning . . . . . . . 140
Charging System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Four-Wheel-Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Front Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
High-Beam On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
High/Low Beam Changer . . . . . 173
Lane Departure Warning . . . . . . 142
Low Fuel Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Safety Belt Reminders . . . . . . . . 134
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
StabiliTrak® OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Tow/Haul Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Traction Control System
(TCS)/StabiliTrak® . . . . . . . . . . 143
Traction Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Locking Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Locks
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . . . 144
Low-Profile Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children (LATCH
System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
M
Maintenance
Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466
Maintenance and Care
Additional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . 452
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Malfunction Indicator Lamp . . . . . 138
Manual Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
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Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Manual Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Media
Avoiding Untrusted Devices . . 196
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Messages
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Battery Voltage and
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Door Ajar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Engine Cooling System . . . . . . . 152
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Engine Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Key and Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Object Detection System . . . . . 153
Ride Control System . . . . . . . . . . 154
Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Steering System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Messages (cont'd)
Vehicle Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Vehicle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Mirrors
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Automatic Dimming
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Blind Spot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Convex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Manual Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Tilt in Reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Trailer Tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Mirrors, Interior Rearview . . . . . . . . 50
Monitor System, Tire
Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Multi-band Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
N
Navigation
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 488
New Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Noise Control System . . . . . . . . . . 382
503
O
Object Detection System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Oil
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . 362
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge . . . 132
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Older Children, Restraints . . . . . . . 88
Online Owner Center . . . . . . . . . . . 475
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485
OnStar® Additional
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 491
OnStar® Connections . . . . . . . . . . . 488
OnStar® Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . 490
OnStar® Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . 487
OnStar® Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 488
OnStar® Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486
OnStar® Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 487
Operating Mode
Overheated Engine
Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
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Operation
Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Ordering
Service Publications . . . . . . . . . . 481
Outlets
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Overheated Engine
Protection Operating Mode . . . . 374
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . 372
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183, 184
P
Park
Shifting Into . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Shifting Out of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . . . 384
Over Things That Burn . . . . . . . 275
Parking Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Parking or Backing
Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . . 302
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . 82
Perchlorate Materials
Requirements, California . . . . . . 352
Personalization
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Phone
Apple CarPlay and
Android Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Bluetooth . . . . . . . .
216, 217,
221, 226
Pickup Conversion to
Chassis Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Port
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199, 201
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Protection, Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Retained Accessory (RAP) . . . 271
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Power Assist Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Pregnancy, Using Safety Belts . . . 71
Privacy
Vehicle Data Recording . . . . . . . 484
Program
Courtesy Transportation . . . . . . 478
Proposition
65 Warning,
California . . . . . . . . . . . .351, 378, 432
R
Radio Frequency Statement . . . . 482
Radio Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Radios
AM-FM Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . 189, 191
Satellite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 65
Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . . . 302
Rear Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Recognition
Voice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
Records
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466
Recreational Vehicle Towing . . . . 437
Reimbursement Program,
GM Mobility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476
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Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Replacement
Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Replacement Parts
Airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464
Replacing Airbag System . . . . . . . . 88
Replacing LATCH System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Replacing Safety Belt System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Reporting Safety Defects
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . 483
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
U.S. Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Restraints
Where to Put . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Ride Control Systems
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Roads
Driving, Wet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Roadside Assistance
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 476
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Routing, Engine Drive Belt . . . . . . 471
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
S
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Lap Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Replacing after a Crash . . . . . . . . 73
Use During Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . 71
Safety Defects Reporting
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . 483
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
U.S. Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Safety System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Scheduling Appointments . . . . . . . 478
505
Seats
Adjustment, Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Center Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Heated and Ventilated Front . . . . 63
Lumbar Adjustment, Front . . . . . . 59
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Power Adjustment, Front . . . . . . . 59
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 65
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Securing Child
Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102, 106
Security
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 487
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Vehicle Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Climate Control
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237, 238
Doing Your Own Work . . . . . . . . 353
Engine Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Maintenance Records . . . . . . . . 466
Maintenance, General
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
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Service (cont'd)
Parts Identification Label . . . . . 467
Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481
Scheduling Appointments . . . . . 478
Services
Special Application . . . . . . . . . . . 458
Servicing the Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Shift Lock Control Function
Check, Automatic
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Shifting
Into Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Out of Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Signals, Turn and
Lane-Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Snow Plow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Software Updates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Special Application Services . . . . 458
Specifications and
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
StabiliTrak
OFF Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Start Assist, Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Start Vehicle, Remote . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Fluid, Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Heated Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Steering System Messages . . . . . 156
Steps
Power Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Storage Areas
Center Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Sunglasses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . . 115
Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Sunglass Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Switches
Airbag On-Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
System
Forward Collision
Alert (FCA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181, 485
System (cont'd)
Noise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Systems
Driver Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
T
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Taillamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Text Telephone (TTY) Users . . . . 475
Theft-Deterrent Systems . . . . . . . . . 45
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Throttle, Adjustable . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
All-Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
All-Terrain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
Full-Size Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
If a Tire Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
Low Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
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Tires (cont'd)
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Pressure Monitor Operation . . 408
Pressure Monitor System . . . . . 407
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Sidewall Labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Terminology and Definitions . . 403
Uniform Tire Quality
Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 418
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Tow/Haul Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Tow/Haul Mode Light . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Towing
Driving Characteristics . . . . . . . . 315
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
General Information . . . . . . . . . . 315
Recreational Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . 437
Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . 344
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Traction
Control System (TCS)/
StabiliTrak® Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Traction (cont'd)
Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Trademarks and License
Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Trailer
Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . 344
Tow Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Fluid, Automatic . . . . . . . . . 363, 366
Fluid, Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Transportation Program,
Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 478
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Truck-Camper Loading
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Turn Signal
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
507
U
Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . . 417
Universal Remote System . . . . . . 168
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Updates
Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
USB Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199, 201
Using This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
V
Vehicle
Alarm System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Canadian Owners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Identification Number (VIN) . . . 467
Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Personalization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Reminder Messages . . . . . . . . . . 159
Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Speed Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Vehicle Ahead Indicator . . . . . . . . 142
Vehicle Care
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
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Index
Ventilation, Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Voice Recognition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
Voltage Devices and Wiring . . . . 389
Voltmeter Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
W
Warning
Brake System Light . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Caution and Danger . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Lane Departure (LDW) . . . . . . . 307
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Warnings
Hazard Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Wheels
Alignment and Tire Balance . . 418
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Where to Put the Restraint . . . . . . 94
Wi-Fi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 488
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Windshield
Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Winter
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . 384
Wireless Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Wiring, High Voltage Devices . . . 389
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