Owner`s Manual

Owner`s Manual
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Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Keys, Doors, and Windows . . . . . . . . . 34
Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Instruments and Controls . . . . . . . . 116
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
Service and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . 393
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Customer Information . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . 423
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
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INTRODUCTION
Introduction
The names, logos, emblems, slogans,
vehicle model names, and vehicle
body designs appearing in this manual
including, but not limited to, GM, the
GM logo, CADILLAC, the CADILLAC
Emblem, and CT6 are trademarks and/
or service marks of General Motors
LLC, its subsidiaries, affiliates,
or licensors.
For vehicles first sold in Canada,
substitute the name “General Motors
of Canada Company” for Cadillac
Motor Car Division wherever it
appears in this manual.
Litho in U.S.A.
Part No. 23229105 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
A French language manual can be
obtained from your dealer, at
www.helminc.com, or from:
Propriétaires Canadiens
On peut obtenir un exemplaire de ce
guide en français auprès du
concessionnaire ou à l'adresse
suivante:
©
Helm, Incorporated
Attention: Customer Service
47911 Halyard Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
USA
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.
{ Danger
Danger indicates a hazard with a
high level of risk which will result
in serious injury or death.
2016 General Motors LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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{ Warning
Warning indicates a hazard that
could result in injury or death.
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.
Caution
* : Shown when the service manual
Caution indicates a hazard that
could result in property or vehicle
damage.
has additional instructions or
information.
0 : Shown when there is more
information on another page —
“see page.”
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.
A circle with a slash through it is a
safety symbol which means “Do Not,”
“Do not do this,” or “Do not let this
happen.”
Symbols
The vehicle has components and
labels that use symbols instead of
text. Symbols are shown along with
9 : Airbag Readiness Light
# : Air Conditioning
G : Air Conditioning Refrigerant Oil
! : Antilock Brake System (ABS)
g : Audio
Steering Wheel Controls or
®
OnStar (if equipped)
$ : Brake System Warning Light
I : Certified Technician
" : Charging System
I : Cruise Control
` : Do Not Puncture
^ : Do Not Service
B : Engine Coolant Temperature
O : Exterior Lamps
_ : Flame/Fire Prohibited
H : Flammable
. : Fuel Gauge
+ : Fuses
3 : Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer
( : Heated Steering Wheel
j : LATCH System Child Restraints
* : Malfunction Indicator Lamp
: : Oil Pressure
O : Power
/ : Remote Vehicle Start
> : Safety Belt Reminders
h : Start/Stop
7 : Tire Pressure Monitor
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d : Traction Control/StabiliTrak®
a : Under Pressure
M : Windshield Washer Fluid
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In Brief
Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel Overview . . . . . . . . . 6
Initial Drive Information
Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Stop/Start System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Second Row Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Heated and Ventilated Seats . . . . . . 14
Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . . . . 15
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . . . . 15
Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . 16
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . 18
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Vehicle Features
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Night Vision System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . . . . .
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . . . . . .
Surround Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . . . . . .
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Parking
Assist (APA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reverse Automatic
Braking (RAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Surround Vision Recorder . . . . . . . . .
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Remote System . . . . . . . . .
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Hybrid Features
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24
24
24
25
25
High Voltage Safety Information
(Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charging (Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . . . .
Regenerative Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service (Hybrid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Performance and Maintenance
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel (2.0L L4 Turbo Engine) . . . . . .
Fuel (3.0L Twin Turbo
V6 Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel (3.6L V6 Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E85 or FlexFuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
(Gasoline Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving for Better Energy
Efficiency (Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . .
Roadside Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel Overview
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1. Air Vents 0 211.
2. Exterior Lamp Controls 0 191.
Turn Signal Lever. See Turn and
Lane-Change Signals 0 194.
3. Instrument Cluster (Base Level)
0 125 or Instrument Cluster
(Uplevel) 0 128.
Driver Information Center (DIC)
Display. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 160.
4. Windshield Wiper/Washer 0 118.
5. ENGINE START/STOP Button.
See Ignition Positions 0 225.
6. Parking Assist Button. See
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 262.
Automatic Parking Assist (APA)
Button. See Assistance Systems
for Parking or Backing 0 262.
Automatic Engine Start/Stop
Disable Switch (If Equipped). See
Starting the Engine (Gasoline Only)
0 227 or Starting the Engine
(Hybrid Only) 0 229.
7. Light Sensor. See Automatic
Headlamp System 0 193.
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8. Hazard Warning Flashers 0 194.
15. Driver Information Center (DIC)
Controls. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 160.
Glove Box Button. See Glove
Box 0 113.
16. Steering Wheel Controls. See the
infotainment manual.
9. Infotainment 0 198.
17. Horn 0 118.
10. Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
0 71 (If Equipped).
18. Steering Wheel Adjustment 0 117
(Out of View).
11. Infotainment Touch Pad. See the
infotainment manual.
19. Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 268 (If Equipped).
12. Automatic Climate Control System
(Quad Zone - Gasoline Only) 0 199
or Automatic Climate Control
System (Dual Zone - Gasoline and
Hybrid) 0 206.
13. Automatic Vehicle Hold
(AVH) 0 245.
MODE Button. See Driver Mode
Control (Gasoline Only) 0 249.
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 248.
14. Shift Lever. See Automatic
Transmission 0 239.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) 0 279 (If
Equipped).
Heated Steering Wheel 0 118 (If
Equipped).
20. Cruise Control 0 251.
Adaptive Cruise Control 0 253 (If
Equipped).
Phone Button. See “Steering
Wheel Controls” in the
infotainment manual.
21. Data Link Connector (DLC) (Out
of View). See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp (Check Engine
Light) 0 141.
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22. Instrument Panel Storage 0 113.
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block 0 341.
23. Electric Parking Brake 0 243.
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control 0 195 (Out of View).
Head-Up Display (HUD) 0 163 (If
Equipped) (Out of View).
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.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter may work up to 60 m
(197 ft) away.
For more detailed information, refer to
each of the features which can be
found later in this owner manual.
Stop/Start System
The vehicle has a fuel saving stop/
start system to shut off the engine
and help conserve fuel.
When the brakes are applied and the
vehicle is at a complete stop, the
engine may turn off. When the brake
pedal is released or the accelerator
pedal is pushed, the engine will
restart.
If equipped, the automatic engine
stop/start function can be disabled
using the switch. See Starting the
Engine (Gasoline Only) 0 227 or
Starting the Engine (Hybrid Only) 0 229.
Press the button to remove the key.
The key can be used for the
driver door.
Press K to unlock the driver door or
all doors, depending on the vehicle
personalization settings.
Lock and unlock feedback can be
personalized. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
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Press X twice quickly to open the
trunk.
When the vehicle starts, the parking
lamps will turn on.
Press 7 and release to initiate vehicle
locator.
For the hybrid vehicle, the engine will
only start if needed for warming
functions or high voltage battery
charging.
Press and hold 7 for more than
three seconds to sound the panic
alarm.
Press 7 again to cancel the panic
alarm.
To cancel a remote start, do one of
the following:
Power Door Locks
Press and hold / until the
parking lamps turn off.
Remote Vehicle Start
.
If equipped, the engine can be started
from outside of the vehicle.
Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
.
Turn the vehicle on and then off.
Starting the Vehicle
See Remote Vehicle Start 0 42.
2. Immediately, press and hold /
for at least four seconds or until
the turn signal lamps flash.
3. Start the vehicle normally after
entering.
From outside, use the key in the
driver door. The key lock cylinder is
covered by a cap. See Door Locks 0 43.
Canceling a Remote Start
Remote start can be extended.
.
Q on the RKE
Manual Operation
From the inside rear doors, push down
on the door lock knob on top of the
door. To unlock a door, pull once on
the door handle to unlock it, and
again to open it.
See Keys 0 34 and Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 35.
1. Press and release
transmitter.
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From outside, press
RKE transmitter.
Q or K on the
Door Locks
Keyless Access
Press the button on the door handle
and pull the handle when the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is
within range. See Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 35.
From inside, press
Door Locks 0 45.
Q or K. See Power
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Trunk
Windows
Seat Adjustment
The power windows only operate with
the ignition in ACC/ACCESSORY or
ON/RUN, or when Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) is active. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) 0 232.
Power Seats
To open the trunk:
.
.
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter.
.
Platinum Seat Shown, Base and
Uplevel Seats Similar
|.
Press X twice quickly on the
Press
Press the touch pad on the rear of
the trunk above the license plate
after unlocking all doors.
If equipped, these will also open the
power trunk. See Trunk 0 47.
Press the switch to lower the window.
Pull the switch up to raise it.
See Power Windows 0 59.
To adjust the seat:
. Move the seat forward or rearward
by sliding the control forward or
rearward.
. Raise or lower the front part of the
seat cushion by moving the front
of the control up or down.
. Raise or lower the seat by moving
the rear of the control up or down.
See Power Seat Adjustment 0 67.
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Uplevel Seat Adjustment
If equipped, the ignition must be on
to use all uplevel seat features.
.
Press Up (2) to make upward
adjustments of the selected
feature.
.
Press Forward (3) to make forward
adjustments of the selected
feature.
.
Press Down (4) to make downward
adjustments of the selected
feature.
.
Press Rearward (5) to make
rearward adjustments of the
selected feature.
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Reclining Seatbacks
Platinum Seat Shown, Base and
Uplevel Seats Similar
Platinum Seat Shown, Uplevel Seat
Similar
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
.
Feature Select
Up
Forward
Down
Rearward
Press Feature Select (1) to display
seat adjustments on the
infotainment display. Press and
release or hold to scroll through
features.
To adjust the seatback:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
See Reclining Seatbacks 0 69.
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Base Lumbar Adjustment
Massage
4. Press the control forward (4) or
rearward (6) to change the
intensity.
5. Press the massage control
button (1) to recall the last
massage type and intensity.
See Massage 0 73.
Memory Features
Base Seat
To adjust lumbar support, if equipped:
. Press Forward (2) to move lumbar
support forward.
. Press Rearward (1) to move
lumbar support rearward.
Platinum Driver Seat Shown,
Passenger Seat Similar
If equipped, the ignition must be on
to use the massage feature.
To activate and adjust the massage
feature:
1. Toggle the center selection
control (2) to view available
seating adjustment options on
the infotainment display.
2. Select massage feature.
3. Press the control up (3) or
down (5) to select the
massage type.
Platinum Driver Seat Shown,
Passenger Seat Similar
If equipped, the SET, 1, 2, and B
(Exit) buttons on the driver door and
front passenger door are used to
manually store and recall memory
settings for the driver and passenger
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seats. The driver memory buttons also
store outside mirror positions, power
tilt and telescoping steering column
positions, and massage settings (if
equipped).
Second Row Seats
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Easy Exit
If equipped, the armrest may have
seat adjustment controls.
When Auto Memory Recall is enabled
in the personalization menu, positions
previously stored to the driver
memory buttons 1 or 2 are recalled
when the ignition is changed from
OFF to ON/RUN/START or ACC/
ACCESSORY.
When Easy Exit Options is enabled in
the personalization menu, the
positions previously stored to the
driver memory B (Exit) button are
recalled when the ignition is changed
to OFF and the driver door is opened
within a short time.
See Memory Seats 0 70 and Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
1. Seatback Display and Lumbar
Adjustment Control
2. Power Seat Adjustment
3. Power Seat Adjustment
4. Massage
See Rear Seats 0 73.
If equipped, press S to return the seat
to the full rearward and full front of
seat tilt down position. The seat will
also move to this position when the
rear door is opened.
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Heated and Ventilated Rear
Seats
{ Warning
If you cannot feel temperature
change or pain to the skin, the seat
heater may cause burns. See the
Warning under Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 71.
With the ignition in ON/RUN, press M
or L to heat the left or right outboard
seat cushion.
If equipped, the buttons are near the
climate controls on the center stack.
To operate, the ignition must be in
ON/RUN.
C
Press J or z to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and seatback.
With the ignition in ON/RUN, press
or { to ventilate the left or right
outboard seat.
See Heated and Ventilated Rear
Seats 0 76.
Heated and Ventilated
Seats
Press I or + to heat the driver or
passenger seatback only.
Press C or { to ventilate the driver
or passenger seat.
Press the button once for the highest
setting. With each press of the button,
the seat will change to the next lower
setting, and then to the off setting.
The indicator lights above the buttons
indicate three for the highest setting
and one for the lowest. If the front
heated seats are on high, the level
may automatically be lowered after
approximately 30 minutes.
See Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats 0 71.
If equipped, the buttons are on the
rear passenger doors.
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Head Restraint Adjustment
Safety Belts
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Passenger Sensing System
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.
United States
See Head Restraints 0 65 and Power
Seat Adjustment 0 67.
Refer to the following sections for
important information on how to use
safety belts properly:
. Safety Belts 0 77.
.
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly 0 78.
.
Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 79.
.
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 101.
Canada
The passenger sensing system turns
off the front outboard passenger
frontal airbag and knee airbag under
certain conditions. No other airbag is
affected by the passenger sensing
system. See Passenger Sensing
System 0 89.
The passenger airbag status indicator
will light on the overhead console
when the vehicle is started. See
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator 0 139.
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Mirror Adjustment
Interior Mirror
Steering Wheel Adjustment
Exterior Mirror
Adjustment
Power Tilt and Telescoping Steering
Wheel
Adjust the rearview mirror for a clear
view of the area behind your vehicle.
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
Automatic dimming reduces the glare
of headlamps from behind. The
dimming feature comes on when the
vehicle is started.
Rear Camera Mirror
1. Move the selector switch to L
(Left) or R (Right) to choose the
driver or passenger mirror.
2. Press one of the four arrows to
move the mirror.
3. Move the selector switch to
deselect the mirror.
) to
The vehicle has manual folding
mirrors or, if equipped, power folding
mirrors. See Power Mirrors 0 55.
If equipped, this automatic dimming
rearview mirror provides a wide angle
camera view of the area behind the
vehicle. For ease of use, adjust the
mirror for a clear view of the area
behind the vehicle while the display is
off. See Rear Camera Mirror 0 57.
Press the control to move the tilt and
telescoping steering wheel up and
down or forward and rearward.
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving.
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Interior Lighting
Reading Lamps
Dome Lamp
There are front and rear reading
lamps on the overhead console and
over the rear passenger doors. These
lamps come on automatically when
any door is opened.
The dome lamp is in the overhead
console.
To manually turn the reading lamps
on or off:
Press the lamp lenses over the rear
passenger doors.
For more information on interior
lighting, see Instrument Panel
Illumination Control 0 195.
Exterior Lighting
To change the dome lamp settings,
press:
( OFF : Turns the lamp off, even
when a door is open.
+ ON/OFF : Turns the lamp on
Press m or n next to each overhead
console reading lamp.
or off.
The exterior lamp control is on the
turn signal lever.
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Turn the control to the following
positions:
Windshield Wiper/Washer
O : Turns off the exterior lamps. The
knob returns to the AUTO position
after it is released. Turn to O again to
reactivate the AUTO mode.
AUTO : Automatically turns the
exterior lamps on and off, depending
on outside lighting.
; : Turns on the parking lamps
including all lamps, except the
headlamps.
5 : Turns on the headlamps together
with the parking lamps and
instrument panel lights.
See:
. Exterior Lamp Controls 0 191.
. Turn and Lane-Change
Signals 0 194.
With the ignition in ACC/ACCESSORY
or ON/RUN, move the lever up or
down to select the wiper speed.
HI : Use for fast wipes.
LO : Use for slow wipes.
AUTO : Use this setting for
intermittent wipes when Rainsense™
is disabled, or for Rainsense wipes
when it is enabled. For intermittent
wipes, move the lever up to AUTO,
then turn the band on the wiper lever
up for more frequent wipes or down
for less frequent wipes.
If Rainsense is enabled in vehicle
personalization, move the lever up to
AUTO, then turn the band on the
wiper lever to adjust the sensitivity to
moisture.
. Turn the band up for more
sensitivity to moisture.
. Turn the band down for less
sensitivity to moisture.
. Move the windshield wiper lever
out of the AUTO position to
deactivate Rainsense.
To enable or disable this feature, see
“Rainsense Wipers” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
OFF : Use to turn the wipers off.
1X : For a single wipe, briefly move
the lever down. For several wipes, hold
the lever down.
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f : Pull the lever toward you to
spray windshield washer fluid and
activate the wipers.
See Windshield Wiper/Washer 0 118.
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Climate Controls
The climate control buttons and the touch screen are used to adjust the heating,
cooling, and ventilation.
Dual and Quad Zone Climate Control Buttons
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
5. Defrost
2. Fan Control
7. Recirculation
3. Driver and Passenger Heated and
Ventilated Seats (If Equipped)
8. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
4. Rear Window Defogger
6. OFF (Fan)
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9. Ionizer Status Indicator (If
Equipped)
7. Driver and Passenger Air
Delivery Mode Controls
8. Defog
9. Ionizer Status Indicator (If
Equipped)
See Automatic Climate Control System
(Quad Zone - Gasoline Only) 0 199 or
Automatic Climate Control System (Dual
Zone - Gasoline and Hybrid) 0 206.
Transmission
Climate Touch Screen Controls
(Gasoline Only)
1. Outside Temperature Display
Tap Shift
Climate Touch Screen Controls
(Hybrid Only)
2. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
1. Outside Temperature Display
3. Fan Control
2. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
4. A/C (Air Conditioning)
5. Climate Control Selection
(Application Tray Button)
6. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
7. Driver and Passenger Air
Delivery Mode Controls
8. Defog
3. Fan Control
4. Heater and A/C (Air
Conditioning)
5. Climate Control Selection
(Application Tray Button)
6. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
Vehicles equipped with Tap Shift
allow shifting an automatic
transmission similar to a manual
transmission. Tap Shift can be
enabled through the shift lever or the
Tap Shift controls on the back of the
steering wheel. See Manual Mode
(Gasoline Only) 0 241.
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Vehicle Features
Cruise Control
Infotainment System
See the infotainment manual for
information on the radio, audio
players, rear seat infotainment, phone,
navigation system, and voice or
speech recognition. It also includes
information on settings.
SET− : Press briefly to set the speed
and activate cruise control. If the
cruise control is already active, use to
decrease vehicle speed. To decrease
speed by 1 km/h (1 mph), press SET−
to the first detent. To decrease speed
to the next 5 km/h (5 mph) mark on
the speedometer, press SET− to the
second detent.
* : Press to disengage cruise control
without erasing the set speed from
memory.
Steering Wheel Controls
The infotainment system can be
operated by using the steering wheel
controls. See "Steering Wheel
Controls" in the infotainment manual.
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See Cruise Control 0 251 or Adaptive
Cruise Control 0 253 (if equipped).
J : Press to turn the system on and
off. A white indicator appears in the
instrument cluster when turned on.
RES+ : If there is a set speed in
memory, press briefly to resume to
that speed or press and hold to
accelerate. If the cruise control is
already active, use to increase vehicle
speed. To increase speed by 1 km/h
(1 mph), press RES+ to the first detent.
To increase speed to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the speedometer,
press RES+ to the second detent.
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Driver Information
Center (DIC)
See Driver Information Center
(DIC) 0 160.
Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB)
The DIC display is in the instrument
cluster. It shows the status of many
vehicle systems.
Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System
If the vehicle has Forward Collision
Alert (FCA), it also has FAB, which
includes Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA).
When the system detects a vehicle
ahead in your path that is traveling in
the same direction that you may be
about to crash into, it can provide a
boost to braking or automatically
brake the vehicle. This can help avoid
or lessen the severity of crashes when
driving in a forward gear.
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.
y or z : Press to go to the previous
or next selection.
S or T : Press to move between the
interactive display zones in the
cluster. Press S to go back to the
previous menu.
SEL : Press to open a menu or select a
menu item. Press and hold to reset
values on certain screens.
See Forward Automatic Braking
(FAB) 0 270.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 268.
Front Pedestrian Braking
(FPB) System
Night Vision System
If equipped, the FPB system may help
avoid or reduce the harm caused by
front-end crashes with nearby
pedestrians when driving in a forward
gear. FPB displays an amber indicator,
~, when a nearby pedestrian is
detected directly ahead. When
approaching a detected pedestrian too
quickly, FPB provides a red flashing
alert on the windshield and rapidly
If equipped, this system can help the
driver see and alert the driver to
pedestrians or large animals ahead of
the vehicle beyond the area lit by the
headlamps.
See Night Vision System 0 274.
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beeps or pulses the driver seat. FPB
can provide a boost to braking or
automatically brake the vehicle.
See Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB)
System 0 272.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
If equipped, LKA may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may assist by gently
turning the steering wheel if the
vehicle approaches a detected lane
marking without using a turn signal in
that direction. It may also provide a
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) alert
as the lane marking is crossed. The
system will not assist or alert if it
detects that you are actively steering.
Override LKA by turning the steering
wheel. LKA uses a camera to detect
lane markings between 60 km/h (37
mph) and 180 km/h (112 mph).
See Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
0 278 and Lane Keep Assist
(LKA) 0 279.
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Lane Change Alert (LCA)
Front Vision Camera
If equipped, the LCA system is a
lane-changing aid that assists drivers
with avoiding lane change crashes
that occur with moving vehicles in the
side blind zone (or spot) areas or with
vehicles rapidly approaching these
areas from behind. The LCA warning
display will light up in the
corresponding outside side mirror and
will flash if the turn signal is on. The
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) system
is included as part of the LCA system.
If equipped, a view of the area in front
of the vehicle displays on the
infotainment display to aid with
parking and low-speed maneuvers.
See Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) 0 276
and Lane Change Alert (LCA) 0 277.
Surround Vision
If equipped, views around the vehicle
display in the infotainment display to
aid with parking and low-speed
maneuvers.
See “Surround Vision” under
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 262.
See “Front Vision Camera” under
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 262.
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 0 262.
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Rear Cross Traffic Alert
(RCTA) System
See Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 262.
If equipped, the RCTA system uses a
triangle with an arrow displayed on
the infotainment screen to warn of
traffic behind your vehicle that may
cross your vehicle's path while in
R (Reverse). In addition, beeps will
sound, or the driver seat will pulse.
Automatic Parking
Assist (APA)
See Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 262.
Parking Assist
If equipped, Rear Parking Assist (RPA)
uses sensors on the rear bumper to
assist with parking and avoiding
objects while in R (Reverse).
It operates at speeds less than 8 km/h
(5 mph). RPA may display a warning
triangle on the Rear Vision Camera
screen and a graphic on the
instrument cluster to provide the
object distance. In addition, multiple
beeps or seat pulses may occur if very
close to an object.
The vehicle may also have the Front
Parking Assist system.
If equipped, the APA system helps to
search for and maneuver the vehicle
into parallel or perpendicular parking
spots using automatic steering, DIC
displays, and beeps. When the vehicle
speed is below 30 km/h (18 mph),
touch O to enable the system.
See “Automatic Parking Assist (APA)”
under Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing 0 262.
Reverse Automatic
Braking (RAB)
If the vehicle has Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC) it also has the RAB
system, which is designed to help
avoid or reduce the harm caused by
backing crashes when the vehicle is
shifted into R (Reverse). If the system
detects the vehicle is backing too fast
to avoid a crash with a detected object
behind your vehicle in your path, it
may automatically brake hard to
a stop.
See Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 262.
Surround Vision Recorder
If equipped, the Surround Vision
Recorder records 360° camera views to
an SD card. Only images are recorded,
no sound.
See Surround Vision Recorder 0 280.
Power Outlets
Power Outlet 12-Volt Direct
Current
The 12-volt accessory power outlet
can be used to plug in electrical
equipment, such as a cell phone or
MP3 player. The vehicle may have an
accessory power outlet on the rear
seat trim panel (gasoline and hybrid)
and inside the trunk (hybrid only).
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Universal Remote System
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Sunroof
If equipped with a sunroof, the
ignition must be in ON/RUN or ACC/
ACCESSORY, or in Retained Accessory
Power (RAP), to operate the sunroof.
See Ignition Positions 0 225 and
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) 0 232.
1. Power Outlet 110V/120V
Alternating Current
2. Power Outlet 12-Volt Direct
Current
Lift the cover to access the power
outlet.
See Power Outlets 0 121.
If equipped, this system provides a
way to replace up to three remote
control transmitters used to activate
devices such as garage door openers,
security systems, and home
automation devices.
Read the instructions completely
before attempting to program the
Universal Remote system. Because of
the steps involved, it may be helpful
to have another person available to
assist you with programming the
Universal Remote system.
See Universal Remote System 0 187.
1. SLIDE Switch
2. TILT Switch
Slide Switch
Express-Open/Express-Close : Press
the rear or front of D (1) to the
second detent and release to
express-open or express-close the
sunroof.
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Open/Close (Manual Mode) : Press
the rear of D (1) to the first detent
and hold to open the sunroof. Press
the front of D (1) to the first detent
and hold to close the sunroof.
Tilt Switch
Vent Feature : Press and hold the
front of E (2) to vent the sunroof.
Press and hold the rear of E (2) to
close the sunroof vent.
See Sunroof 0 62.
Hybrid Features
High Voltage Safety
Information (Hybrid Only)
{ Warning
Exposure to high voltage can cause
shock, burns, and even death. The
high voltage components in the
vehicle can only be serviced by
technicians with special training.
High voltage components are
identified by labels. Do not remove,
open, take apart, or modify these
components. High voltage cable or
wiring has orange covering or
labels. Do not probe, tamper with,
cut, or modify high voltage cable or
wiring.
This vehicle has a high voltage battery
and a standard 12-volt battery.
If the vehicle is in a crash, the sensing
system may shut down the high
voltage system. When this occurs, the
high voltage battery is disconnected
and the vehicle will not start. The
SERVICE VEHICLE SOON message in
the Driver Information Center (DIC)
will be displayed. Before the vehicle
can be operated again, it must be
serviced at your dealer.
{ Warning
Damage to the high voltage battery
or high voltage system can create a
risk of electric shock, overheating,
or fire.
If the vehicle is damaged from a
moderate to severe crash, flood,
fire, or other event, the vehicle
should be inspected as soon as
possible. Until the vehicle has been
inspected, store it outside at least
15 m (50 ft) from any structure or
anything that can burn. Ventilate
the vehicle by opening a window or
a door.
Contact your dealer as soon as
possible to determine whether an
inspection is needed.
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See Battery - North America 0 331 for
important safety information. If an
airbag has inflated, see What Will You
See after an Airbag Inflates? 0 88.
Only a trained service technician with
the proper knowledge and tools
should inspect, test, or replace the
high voltage battery. See your dealer if
either the 12-volt battery or the high
voltage battery needs service.
Charging (Hybrid Only)
This section explains the process for
charging the high voltage battery. Do
not allow the vehicle to remain in
temperature extremes for long periods
without being driven or plugged in.
It is recommended that the vehicle be
plugged in when temperatures are
below 0 °C (32 °F) and above 32 °C
(90 °F) to maximize high voltage
battery life.
When using the portable charge cord
included with the vehicle, it will take
approximately 20 hours to charge the
vehicle with the 8 amp AC current
setting or 12.5 hours using the
12 amp AC current setting. When
using a charging station capable of
16 amps or more, it will take
approximately 4.5 hours to charge the
vehicle. Charge times will vary with
outside temperature. There are three
ways to program how the vehicle is
charged. See Programmable Charging
(Hybrid Only) 0 150.
The charging system may run fans
and pumps that result in sounds from
the vehicle while it is turned off.
Additional unexpected clicking sounds
may be caused by the electrical
devices used while charging.
While the charge cord is plugged into
the vehicle, the vehicle cannot be
driven.
Charging
Start Charge
A portable charge cord used to charge
the vehicle high voltage battery is
stored in the trunk under the load
floor.
1. Place the vehicle in P (Park) with
the ignition off.
2. Push the rearward edge of the
charge port door in and release
to open the door.
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In cold weather conditions, ice
may form around the charge port
door. Remove ice from the area
before attempting to open or
close the charge port door.
3. Open the trunk. Lift the load
floor cover and remove the
charge cord.
4. Plug the charge cord into the
electrical outlet. See Electrical
Requirements for Battery Charging
(Hybrid Only) 0 294. Verify the
charge cord status. See Charge
Cord 0 288. Select the
appropriate charge level using
the Charge Limit Preference
screen on the infotainment
display. See “Charge Limit
Selection” under Programmable
Charging (Hybrid Only) 0 150.
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End Charge
.
Before you plug in to any electrical
outlet, have a qualified electrician
inspect and verify the electrical
system (electrical outlet, wiring,
junctions, and protection devices)
for heavy-duty service at a 12 amp
continuous load.
.
Electrical outlets may wear out
with normal usage or be damaged
over time, making them unsuitable
for electric vehicle charging.
.
Check the electrical outlet/plug
while charging and discontinue
use if the electrical outlet/plug is
hot, then have the electrical outlet
serviced by a qualified electrician.
.
When outdoors, plug into an
electrical outlet that is
weather-proof while in use.
.
Mount the charging cord to reduce
strain on the electrical outlet/plug.
1. Unlock the vehicle with the RKE
transmitter to disarm the charge
cord theft alert.
5. Plug in the vehicle plug of the
charge cord into the charge port
on the vehicle. Verify that the
charging status indicator
illuminates on top of the
instrument panel and an audible
beep occurs. See Charging Status
Feedback (Hybrid Only) 0 284.
6. If equipped, to arm the charge
cord theft alert, lock the vehicle
with the RKE transmitter. To
disable this feature, see “Charge
Cord Theft Alert” in Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
2. Unplug the vehicle plug of the
charge cord from the vehicle.
3. Close the charge port door by
pushing firmly on the rearward
edge of the door surface.
4. Unplug the charge cord from the
electrical outlet.
5. Place the charge cord into the
storage compartment.
Charge Cord
Important Information About
Portable Electric Vehicle Charging
. Charging an electric vehicle can
stress a building’s electrical
system more than a typical
household appliance.
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{ Danger
Improper use of portable electric
vehicle charge cords may cause a
fire, electrical shock, or burns, and
may result in damage to property,
serious injury, or death.
. Do not use extension cords,
multi-outlet power strips,
splitters, grounding adaptors,
surge protectors, or similar
devices.
. Do not use an electrical outlet
that is worn or damaged,
or will not hold the plug
firmly in place.
. Do not use an electrical outlet
that is not properly grounded.
. Do not use an electrical outlet
that is on a circuit with other
electrical loads.
Charge Cord Status Indicators
See Charge Cord 0 288.
Charge Level Selection
Charge level selection can be made
using the Charge Limit Preference
screen on the infotainment display.
See “Charge Limit Selection” under
Programmable Charging (Hybrid
Only) 0 150.
{ Warning
Using a charge level that exceeds
the electrical circuit or electrical
outlet capacity may start a fire or
damage the electrical circuit. Use
the lowest charge level until a
qualified electrician inspects the
electrical circuit capacity. Use the
lowest charge level if the electrical
circuit or electrical outlet capacity
is not known.
Regenerative Braking
Regenerative braking takes some of
the energy from the moving vehicle
and turns it back into electrical
energy. This energy is then stored in
the high voltage battery system,
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contributing to increased energy
efficiency. See Regenerative Braking
(Hybrid Only) 0 246.
Service (Hybrid)
{ Warning
Never try to do your own service on
high voltage components. You can
be injured and the vehicle can be
damaged if you try to do your own
service work. Service and repair of
these high voltage components
should only be performed by a
trained service technician with the
proper knowledge and tools. See
Doing Your Own Service Work 0 307.
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Performance and
Maintenance
illuminate in the instrument
cluster. The appropriate DIC
message displays. See Ride Control
System Messages 0 175.
Tire and Loading Information label.
See Vehicle Load Limits 0 221. The
warning light will remain on until the
tire pressure is corrected.
Y again to turn
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.
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control
.
The Traction Control System (TCS)
limits wheel spin. The system is on
when the vehicle is started.
See Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 248.
The StabiliTrak system assists with
directional control of the vehicle in
difficult driving conditions. The
system is on when the vehicle is
started.
. To turn off TCS, press and
release Y on the center
console. i illuminates in the
instrument cluster and the
appropriate DIC message displays.
See Ride Control System
Messages 0 175.
Y again to turn
.
Press and release
TCS back on.
.
To turn off both TCS and
StabiliTrak, press and hold Y on
the center console until g and i
Press and release
on both systems.
The vehicle has Driver Mode Control.
See Driver Mode Control (Gasoline
Only) 0 249.
Tire Pressure Monitor
This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS).
The TPMS does not replace normal
monthly tire maintenance. Maintain
the correct tire pressures.
See Tire Pressure Monitor
System 0 355.
Fuel (2.0L L4 Turbo Engine)
The low tire pressure warning light
alerts to a significant loss in pressure
of one of the vehicle's tires. If the
warning light comes on, stop as soon
as possible and inflate the tires to the
recommended pressure shown on the
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Premium Recommended Fuel
Fuel (3.6L V6 Engine)
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 0 295.
Fuel (3.0L Twin Turbo
V6 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 0 295.
E85 or FlexFuel
Premium Required Fuel
Use premium 93 octane unleaded
gasoline in your vehicle. Unleaded
gasoline with a 91 octane rating may
be used, but it will reduce
performance and fuel economy. See
Fuel 0 295.
No E85 or FlexFuel
Gasoline-ethanol fuel blends greater
than E15 (15% ethanol by volume),
such as E85, cannot be used in this
vehicle.
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Engine Oil Life System
The engine oil life system calculates
engine oil life based on vehicle use
and displays the CHANGE ENGINE
OIL SOON message when it is time to
change the engine oil and filter. The
oil life system should be reset to 100%
only following an oil change.
Resetting the Oil Life System
1. Using the DIC buttons, display
REMAINING OIL LIFE on the
DIC. See Driver Information Center
(DIC) 0 160 and Engine Oil
Messages 0 170.
2. Press and hold SEL to clear the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message and reset the oil life
at 100%.
Be careful not to reset the oil life
display accidentally at any time
other than after the oil is
changed. It cannot be reset
accurately until the next oil
change.
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The oil life system can also be reset as
follows:
.
When road and weather
conditions are appropriate, use
cruise control.
Driving Style
Avoid unnecessary rapid accelerations
and decelerations.
1. Turn the ignition on with the
engine off.
.
2. Fully press and release the
accelerator pedal three times
within five seconds.
Always follow posted speed limits
or drive more slowly when
conditions require.
.
Keep vehicle tires properly
inflated.
.
Combine several trips into a
single trip.
.
Replace the vehicle's tires with the
same TPC Spec number molded
into the tire's sidewall near
the size.
.
Follow recommended scheduled
maintenance.
If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message is not on, the
system is reset.
See Engine Oil Life System 0 318.
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy (Gasoline Only)
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.
Acceleration/Braking/Coasting
Electric range is maximized at
80 km/h (50 mph) and below. Higher
speeds use more energy and can
significantly reduce electric range.
Use cruise control when appropriate.
Plan ahead for decelerations and coast
whenever possible. For example, do
not rush to traffic signals.
Do not shift to N (Neutral) to coast.
The vehicle recovers energy while
coasting and braking in D (Drive) or M
(Manual Mode).
Driving for Better Energy
Efficiency (Hybrid Only)
Drive Mode and PRNDM Selection
Use the following tips to help
maximize energy efficiency and range.
Sport Mode provides more responsive
acceleration than Tour Mode but can
reduce efficiency.
In colder temperatures, while these
efficiency tips will help, the electric
vehicle driving range may be lower
due to higher energy usage.
Use Tour Mode when possible.
Use Hold Mode on a trip where it is
expected that all of the electric charge
will be depleted. Use Hold Mode
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mainly during highway or high speed
driving to maximize both EV miles
and fuel efficiency.
In hot weather, avoid parking in direct
sunlight or use sunshades inside the
vehicle.
Use M (Manual Model) in heavy
stop-and-go traffic or when traveling
downhill. M (Manual Mode) requires
less brake pedal application and
provides a controlled, efficient way to
slow the vehicle down.
Turn off the front and rear window
defog/defrost when they are no longer
needed.
Climate Setting
Using the heat and air conditioning
systems decreases the energy available
for electric driving.
Optimal energy efficiency is achieved
with the heat, air conditioning, and
fan turned off.
Less energy is used at low fan speeds.
Use the auto heated seat feature and
the heated steering wheel instead of
climate settings. Heating the seat and
steering wheel uses less energy than
heating the vehicle interior.
Use remote start to heat or cool the
interior when the vehicle is plugged in
to maximize the electric range by
utilizing electricity from the electrical
outlet.
Avoid driving with the windows open
at highway speeds.
Vehicle Charging/Maintenance
For fuel recommendations, see
Fuel 0 295.
Avoid unnecessary use of electrical
accessories. Power used for functions
other than propelling the vehicle will
reduce EV range.
Using a rooftop carrier will reduce
efficiency due to additional weight
and drag.
Charging
Roadside Service
Keep the vehicle plugged in, even
when fully charged, to keep the
battery temperature ready for the next
drive. This is important when outside
temperatures are extremely hot
or cold.
U.S.: 1-800-224-1400
Maintenance
Always keep the tires properly inflated
and the vehicle properly aligned.
The weight of excess cargo in the
vehicle affects efficiency and range.
Avoid carrying more than is needed.
If fuel is not regularly used, consider
keeping the fuel tank only one-third
full. Excess fuel weight impacts
efficiency and range.
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Canada: 1-800-882-1112
TTY Users (U.S. Only): 1-888-889-2438
New Cadillac owners are automatically
enrolled in the Roadside Service
Program.
See Roadside Service 0 416.
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Keys, Doors, and
Windows
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . .
Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Interior Mirrors
Keys and Locks
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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43
45
45
45
45
46
Doors
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Vehicle Security
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Alarm System . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Immobilizer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Exterior Mirrors
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . 56
Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Rear Camera Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Windows
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Window Sunshade . . . . . . . . . . .
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Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Keys and Locks
Keys
{ Warning
Leaving children in a vehicle with a
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter is dangerous and
children or others could be
seriously injured or killed. They
could operate the power windows
or other controls or make the
vehicle move. The windows will
function with the RKE transmitter
in the vehicle, and children or
others could be caught in the path
of a closing window. Do not leave
children in a vehicle with an RKE
transmitter.
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To remove the key, press the button
on the side of the transmitter near the
bottom, and pull the key out. Never
pull the key out without pressing the
button.
See your dealer if a new key is needed.
Contact Roadside Service if locked out
of the vehicle. See Roadside
Service 0 416.
With an active OnStar subscription, an
OnStar Advisor may remotely unlock
the vehicle. See OnStar Overview 0 426.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 422.
This key, inside the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter, is used for
the driver door.
If there is a decrease in the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) operating range:
. Check the distance. The
transmitter may be too far from
the vehicle.
. Check the location. Other vehicles
or objects may be blocking the
signal.
. Check the transmitter's battery.
See “Battery Replacement” later in
this section.
.
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If the transmitter is still not
working correctly, see your dealer
or a qualified technician for
service.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation
The Keyless Access system allows for
vehicle entry when the transmitter is
within 1 m (3 ft). See “Keyless Access
Operation” later in this section.
The RKE transmitter may work up to
60 m (197 ft) away from the vehicle.
Keep in mind that other conditions,
such as those previously stated, can
impact the performance of the
transmitter.
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Pressing Q may also arm the alarm
system. See Vehicle Alarm System 0 51.
For gasoline vehicles, pressing K will
also unlock the fuel door, if equipped.
If equipped with auto mirror folding,
pressing and holding Q for
one second will fold the mirrors. The
auto mirror folding feature will not
operate unless it is enabled. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
Pressing K will disarm the alarm
system. See Vehicle Alarm System 0 51.
For gasoline vehicles, pressing Q will
also lock the fuel door, if equipped.
Q : Press to lock all doors. The turn
signal indicators may flash and/or the
horn may sound on the second press
to indicate locking. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
If the driver door is open when Q is
pressed and Unlocked Door
Anti-Lockout is enabled through the
vehicle personalization, all doors will
lock and then the driver door will
immediately unlock. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 178. If the passenger
door is open when Q is pressed, all
doors lock.
K : Press to unlock the driver door.
Press unlock again within five seconds
to unlock all doors. The RKE
transmitter can be programmed to
unlock all doors on the first button
press. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
Lock and unlock feedback can be
personalized. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 178. When remotely
unlocking the vehicle at night, the
headlamps and back-up lamps will
come on for about 30 seconds to light
your approach to the vehicle. The turn
signal indicators may flash to indicate
unlocking.
If equipped with auto mirror folding,
pressing and holding K for
one second will unfold the mirrors.
The auto mirror folding feature will
not operate unless it is enabled. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
Press and hold K until the windows
fully open. Windows will not operate
unless remote window operation is
enabled. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
/ : Press and release Q and then
immediately press and hold / for at
least four seconds to start the engine
from outside the vehicle using the
RKE transmitter. See Remote Vehicle
Start 0 42.
7 : Press and release one time to
initiate vehicle locator. The exterior
lamps flash and the horn chirps three
times. Press and hold 7 for more
than three seconds to sound the panic
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alarm. The horn sounds and the turn
signal lamps flash for 30 seconds,
or until 7 is pressed again or the
vehicle is started.
X : Press twice quickly to open the
unlock button on the driver door
handle will unlock the driver door.
If the lock/unlock button is pressed
again within five seconds, all
passenger doors will unlock.
trunk. Press once to stop the trunk
from moving. See Trunk 0 47.
Keyless Access Operation
The Keyless Access system lets you
lock and unlock the doors and access
the trunk without removing the RKE
transmitter from your pocket, purse,
briefcase, etc. The RKE transmitter
must be within 1 m (3 ft) of the door
being opened. If equipped, there will
be a button on the outside door
handles.
The Keyless Access system can be
programmed to unlock all doors on
the first lock/unlock button press from
the driver door. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
Keyless Unlocking/Locking from the
Driver Door
When the doors are locked and the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft) of
the door handle, pressing the lock/
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Keyless Unlocking/Locking from the
Passenger Doors
When the doors are locked and the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft) of
the door handle, pressing the lock/
unlock button on a passenger door
handle will unlock all doors. Pressing
the lock/unlock button will cause all
doors to lock if any of the following
occur:
. The lock/unlock button was used
to unlock all doors.
. Any vehicle door has opened and
all doors are now closed.
Passive Locking
Driver Door Shown, Passenger Similar
Pressing the lock/unlock button will
cause all doors to lock if any of the
following occur:
. It has been more than five seconds
since the first lock/unlock button
press.
. Two lock/unlock button presses
were used to unlock all doors.
. Any vehicle door has opened and
all doors are now closed.
The Keyless Access system will lock
the vehicle several seconds after all
doors are closed if the vehicle is off
and at least one transmitter has been
removed or none remain in the
vehicle.
For gasoline vehicles, if equipped with
a locking fuel door, the fuel door will
also lock at this time.
If other electronic devices interfere
with the RKE transmitter signal, the
vehicle may not detect the RKE
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transmitter inside the vehicle.
If passive locking is enabled, the doors
may lock with the RKE transmitter
inside the vehicle. Do not leave the
RKE transmitter in an unattended
vehicle.
To customize the doors to
automatically lock when exiting the
vehicle, see Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
Temporary Disable of Passive
Locking Feature
Temporarily disable passive locking by
pressing and holding K on the
interior door switch with a door open
for at least four seconds, or until three
chimes are heard. Passive locking will
then remain disabled until Q on the
interior door is pressed, or until the
vehicle is turned on.
Remote Left In Vehicle Alert
When the vehicle is turned off and a
remote is left in the vehicle, the horn
will chirp three times after all doors
are closed. To turn on or off see
Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
Keyless Trunk Opening
To open the trunk, press the touch
pad on the rear of the trunk above the
license plate. The doors must be
unlocked or the RKE transmitter must
be within 1 m (3 ft).
Keyed Access
To access a vehicle with a dead
transmitter battery, see Door
Locks 0 43.
Programming Transmitters to
the Vehicle
Only RKE transmitters programmed to
the vehicle will work. If a transmitter
is lost or stolen, a replacement can be
purchased and programmed through
your dealer. The vehicle can be
reprogrammed so that lost or stolen
transmitters no longer work. Each
vehicle can have up to eight
transmitters matched to it.
Programming with Recognized
Transmitters
A new transmitter can be programmed
to the vehicle when there are two
recognized transmitters.
To program, the vehicle must be off
and all transmitters, both currently
recognized and new, must be
with you.
1. Remove the vehicle key from the
recognized transmitter.
2. Place the recognized
transmitter(s) in the cupholder.
3. Remove the key lock cylinder cap
on the driver door handle. See
Door Locks 0 43. Insert the
vehicle key into the key lock
cylinder on the driver door
handle, then turn the key
counterclockwise to the unlock
position five times within
10 seconds.
The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays READY FOR
REMOTE #2, 3, 4, ETC.
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When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and hold
ENGINE START/STOP for
approximately 12 seconds to exit
programming mode.
7. Put the vehicle key back into the
transmitter.
Programming without Recognized
Transmitters
4. Place the new transmitter into
the transmitter pocket. The
center console storage area will
need to be opened.
5. Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is learned,
the DIC display will show that it
is ready to program the next
transmitter.
6. Remove the transmitter from the
transmitter pocket and press K
or Q on the transmitter.
To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 4–6.
If two currently recognized
transmitters are not available, follow
this procedure to program up to eight
transmitters. This feature is not
available in Canada. This procedure
will take approximately 30 minutes to
complete. The vehicle must be off and
all transmitters to be programmed
must be with you.
1. Remove the vehicle key from the
transmitter.
2. Remove the key lock cylinder cap
on the driver door handle. See
Door Locks 0 43. Insert the
vehicle key into the key lock
cylinder on the driver door
handle, then turn the key
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counterclockwise to the unlock
position five times within
10 seconds.
The Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays REMOTE LEARN
PENDING, PLEASE WAIT.
3. Wait for 10 minutes until the
DIC displays PRESS ENGINE
START BUTTON TO LEARN and
then press ENGINE
START/STOP.
The DIC display will again show
REMOTE LEARN PENDING,
PLEASE WAIT.
4. Repeat Step 3 two additional
times. After the third time all
previously known transmitters
will no longer work with the
vehicle. Remaining transmitters
can be relearned during the next
steps.
The DIC display should now
show READY FOR REMOTE # 1.
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When all additional transmitters
are programmed, press and hold
ENGINE START/STOP for
approximately 12 seconds to exit
programming mode.
8. Put the vehicle key back into the
transmitter.
Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery
5. Place the new transmitter in the
transmitter pocket. The center
console storage area will need to
be opened.
6. Press ENGINE START/STOP.
When the transmitter is learned,
the DIC display will show that it
is ready to program the next
transmitter.
7. Remove the transmitter from the
transmitter pocket and press K
or Q on the transmitter.
To program additional
transmitters, repeat Steps 5–7.
If the transmitter battery is weak or if
there is interference with the signal,
the DIC may display NO REMOTE
DETECTED or NO REMOTE KEY WAS
DETECTED PLACE KEY IN
TRANSMITTER POCKET THEN
START YOUR VEHICLE when starting
the vehicle. See Key and Lock
Messages 0 171.
To start the vehicle:
1. Open the center console
storage area.
2. Place the transmitter in the
transmitter pocket.
3. With the vehicle in P (Park) or
N (Neutral) press the brake pedal
and ENGINE START/STOP.
Replace the transmitter battery
as soon as possible.
Battery Replacement
Caution
When replacing the battery, do not
touch any of the circuitry on the
transmitter. Static from your body
could damage the transmitter.
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Replace the battery if the REPLACE
BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY message
displays in the DIC.
1. Press the button on the side of
the transmitter near the bottom
and pull the key out.
2. Separate the two halves of the
transmitter using a flat tool
inserted into the bottom center
of the transmitter. Do not use
the key slot.
3. Remove the old battery. Do not
use a metal object.
4. Insert the new battery on the
back housing, positive side facing
down. Replace with a CR2032 or
equivalent battery.
5. Align the front and back housing,
then snap the transmitter
together.
6. Reinsert the key.
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Remote Vehicle Start
If equipped, this feature allows the
engine to be started from outside the
vehicle.
For the hybrid vehicle, the engine will
only start if needed for warming
functions or high voltage battery
charging.
/ : This button will be on the RKE
transmitter if the vehicle has remote
start.
The climate control system will use
the previous settings during a remote
start. The rear window defogger may
come on during remote start based on
cold ambient conditions. The rear
defog indicator light does not come on
during remote start.
If equipped, the heated and ventilated
front seats may also come on when
the vehicle personalization setting is
enabled. See Heated and Ventilated
Front Seats 0 71.
Laws in some local communities may
restrict the use of remote starters. For
example, some laws may require a
person using remote start to have the
vehicle in view. Check local
regulations for any requirements.
If your vehicle is low on fuel, do not
use the remote start feature. The
vehicle may run out of fuel.
The RKE transmitter range may be
shorter while the vehicle is running.
Other conditions can affect the
performance of the transmitter. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System 0 35.
Starting the Engine Using Remote
Start
1. Press and release
transmitter.
Q on the RKE
2. Immediately press and hold /
for at least four seconds or until
the turn signal lamps flash. This
confirms the request to remote
start the vehicle has been
received.
During the remote start, the
doors will be locked and the
parking lamps will remain on as
long as the engine is running.
The engine will shut off after
10 minutes unless a time
extension is done or the ignition
is put in ON/RUN/START.
3. Press the brake pedal and select
the ON/RUN/START ignition
mode to drive the vehicle.
Extending Engine Run Time
The engine run time can also be
extended by another 10 minutes,
if during the first 10 minutes
Steps 1 and 2 are repeated while the
engine is still running. An extension
can be requested 30 seconds after
starting. This provides a total of
20 minutes.
The remote start can only be
extended once.
When the remote start is extended,
the second 10 minute period is added
on to the first 10 minutes for a total
of 20 minutes.
A maximum of two remote starts, or a
remote start with an extension, are
allowed between ignition cycles.
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The vehicle's ignition must be
changed to ON/RUN/START and then
back to OFF before the remote start
procedure can be used again.
Canceling a Remote Start
To cancel a remote start, do any of
the following:
.
Press and hold / until the
parking lamps turn off.
.
Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
.
Turn the vehicle on and then off.
Conditions in Which Remote Start
Will Not Work
The remote start will not operate if
any of the following occur:
. The ignition is in any mode other
than OFF.
. A transmitter is in the vehicle.
.
The hood is not closed.
.
The hazard warning flashers
are on.
.
There is an emission control
system malfunction.
.
The engine coolant temperature is
too high.
.
The oil pressure is low.
.
Two remote vehicle starts have
already been used.
.
The vehicle is not in P (Park).
Door Locks
{ Warning
Unlocked doors can be dangerous.
. Passengers, especially
children, can easily open the
doors and fall out of a moving
vehicle. The chance of being
thrown out of the vehicle in a
crash is increased if the doors
are not locked. So, all
passengers should wear safety
belts properly and the doors
should be locked whenever
the vehicle is driven.
. Young children who get into
unlocked vehicles may be
unable to get out. A child can
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Warning (Continued)
be overcome by extreme heat
and can suffer permanent
injuries or even death from
heat stroke. Always lock the
vehicle whenever leaving it.
.
Outsiders can easily enter
through an unlocked door
when slowing or stopping the
vehicle. Lock the doors to
help prevent this from
happening.
Inside the Vehicle
Press the power door lock switch to
lock or unlock all doors.
Push down on the door lock knob to
lock that door. Pull once on the door
handle to unlock and again to open
the door.
Outside the Vehicle
Use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter or the key lock cylinder on
the driver front door. The key lock
cylinder is covered with a cap.
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Keyless Access
Press the lock/unlock button when the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft) of
the driver door handle. When
unlocking from the driver door, the
first press unlocks that door; press
again within five seconds to unlock all
passenger doors. See Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 35.
Key Lock Cylinder Access
To access the key lock cylinder:
1. Pull the door handle to the open
position.
2. Insert the key into the slot on
the bottom of the cap and pry
outward.
3. Move the cap outward and
remove.
To replace the cap:
1. Pull the door handle to the open
position.
2. Insert the tabs (1) on the rear of
the cap into the space between
the seal (2) and the metal
base (3).
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Q : Press to lock the doors.
K : Press to unlock the doors.
Delayed Locking
This feature delays the locking of the
doors until five seconds after all doors
are closed.
Delayed locking can only be turned on
when the Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout
has been turned off.
3. Move the cap inward and press
to snap the cap in place.
Power Door Locks
When Q is pressed on the power door
lock switch while the door is open, a
chime will sound three times
indicating delayed locking is active.
The doors will lock automatically
five seconds after all doors are closed.
If a door is reopened before that time,
the five-second timer will reset when
all doors are closed again.
Press Q on the door lock switch again
or press Q on the RKE transmitter to
lock the doors immediately.
This feature can also be programmed.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
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Automatic Door Locks
The doors will lock automatically
when all doors are closed, the ignition
is on, and the vehicle is shifted out of
P (Park).
To unlock the doors:
.
Press K on the power door lock
switch.
.
Shift the transmission into
P (Park).
Automatic door locking cannot be
disabled. Automatic door unlocking
can be programmed. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
Lockout Protection
If the vehicle is in ACC/ACCESSORY or
ON/RUN and the power door lock
switch is pressed with the driver door
open, all the doors will lock and only
the driver door will unlock.
If the vehicle is off and locking is
requested while a door is open, when
all doors are closed the vehicle will
check for RKE transmitters inside.
If an RKE transmitter is detected and
the number of RKE transmitters inside
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has not reduced, the driver door will
unlock and the horn will chirp three
times. This can be manually
overridden with the driver door open
by pressing and holding Q on the
power door lock switch.
Safety Locks
The rear door safety locks prevent
passengers from opening the rear
doors from inside the vehicle.
Manual Safety Locks
Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout
To open a rear door when the safety
lock is on:
1. Unlock the door by activating the
inside handle, by pressing the
power door lock switch, or by
using the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
2. Open the door from the outside.
If Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout is
turned on and the vehicle is off, the
driver door is open, and locking is
requested, all the doors will lock and
only the driver door will unlock. The
Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout feature
can be turned on or off using the
vehicle personalization menus. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
When the safety lock is enabled,
adults and older children will not be
able to open the rear door from the
inside. Cancel the safety locks to
enable the doors to open from the
inside.
To cancel the safety lock:
1. Unlock the door and open it
from the outside.
If equipped, the safety lock is on the
inside edge of the rear doors. To use
the safety lock:
1. Move the lever down to the lock
position.
2. Close the door.
3. Do the same for the other
rear door.
2. Move the lever up to unlock. Do
the same for the other door.
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Warning (Continued)
Trunk
{ Warning
Exhaust gases can enter the vehicle
if it is driven with the liftgate or
trunk/hatch open, or with any
objects that pass through the seal
between the body and the trunk/
hatch or liftgate. Engine exhaust
contains carbon monoxide (CO)
which cannot be seen or smelled.
It can cause unconsciousness and
even death.
If the vehicle must be driven with
the liftgate or trunk/hatch open:
. Close all of the windows.
.
Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
.
Adjust the climate control
system to a setting that
brings in only outside air and
(Continued)
set the fan speed to the
highest setting. See “Climate
Control Systems” in the Index.
.
.
.
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| on the driver door.
Press X twice quickly on the
Press
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter.
If the vehicle is equipped with
a power liftgate, disable the
power liftgate function.
See Engine Exhaust 0 238.
To open the trunk, the vehicle must
be off or the shift lever must be in
P (Park).
Manual Trunk
.
Press the touch pad on the rear of
the trunk above the license plate
when all doors are unlocked.
For Keyless Access, the trunk can be
opened while the vehicle is locked by
pressing the touch pad above the
license plate while the RKE
transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft) of the
rear of the vehicle. See Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation 0 35.
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Close the trunk by pulling on the
handle. Do not use the handle as a
tie-down. Do not press the touch pad
while closing the trunk; this will cause
the trunk lid to be unlatched.
The handle is under the trim between
the rear seat and the rear driver side
door frame.
To access:
The trunk has an electric latch. If the
vehicle has lost power or the battery
is disconnected, the trunk will not
open. If this happens, use the
emergency trunk release handle.
Manual Trunk Access
(Hybrid Only)
2. While holding the trim molding,
pull the trunk release handle
until the trunk manually opens.
Hybrid vehicles have a trunk access
handle in case of a power loss.
1. Remove the trim molding by
pulling until the top three
attachments are removed.
3. Place the handle back in its
original position and reinstall the
three attachments. Make sure
the trim molding is reinstalled
properly.
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Power Trunk
Caution
To close the power trunk:
.
You or others could be injured if
caught in the path of the power
trunk. Make sure there is no one in
the way of the power trunk as it is
opening and closing.
Press and hold | on the driver
door until the trunk latches.
A chime will sound and a DIC
message will display when the
operation is complete.
Press and release | on the
driver door. The driver door must
be unlocked or the vehicle must
be in ON/RUN or Retained
Accessory Power (RAP).
.
Press X twice quickly on the RKE
transmitter.
.
Press the touch pad on the rear of
the trunk after unlocking all doors
or with the RKE transmitter in
range for Keyless Access.
Monitor the trunk area to make sure
nothing will come in contact or move
into the path of the trunk lid when
power closing.
Do not manually force the trunk lid
open or closed during a power cycle.
The power trunk may be temporarily
disabled under extreme low
temperatures, or after repeated power
cycling over a short period of time.
The trunk can be opened manually.
Obstacle Detection Features
If there is an obstruction during a
power open or close cycle, a closing
trunk will reverse direction and an
opening trunk will stop power
operation. If there are multiple
obstructions on the same power cycle,
the power function will deactivate.
After removing the obstructions,
manually close the trunk lid to allow
normal power operation functions to
resume.
If equipped, to open the power trunk:
.
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.
Press the power trunk button on
the trunk lid.
Press any trunk button or the touch
pad to stop the power operation.
Pressing a trunk button again starts
the operation in the reverse direction.
The touch pad will not close the
trunk lid.
If the vehicle is locked and an
obstacle prevents the trunk from
closing and latching, the horn will
sound as an alert that the trunk did
not close.
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Hands-Free Power Trunk
When closing the power trunk using
this feature, there will be a short
delay. The taillamps will flash and a
chime will sound. Move away from the
trunk before it starts moving.
If equipped, the power trunk may be
operated with a kicking motion under
the rear bumper. The RKE transmitter
must be within 1 m (3 ft).
Rear Seat Pass-Through (Gas Only)
The hands-free feature will not work
while the trunk lid is moving. To stop
the trunk while in motion, use one of
the power trunk buttons.
Use the rear seat pass-through door
when transporting long items. See
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door 0 76.
To operate, kick your foot straight up
in one swift motion under the center
of the rear bumper, then pull it back.
. Do not sweep your foot side
to side.
. Do not keep your foot under the
bumper; it will not activate.
. Do not touch the trunk lid until it
has stopped moving.
. This feature may be temporarily
disabled under some conditions.
If it does not respond to the kick,
operate the power trunk by
another method or start the
vehicle and the feature will be
re-enabled.
Emergency Trunk Release
Handle
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Vehicle Security
Caution
This vehicle has theft-deterrent
features; however, they do not make
the vehicle impossible to steal.
Do not use the emergency trunk
release handle as a tie-down or
anchor point when securing items
in the trunk as it could damage the
handle.
There is a glow-in-the-dark emergency
trunk release handle on the trunk lid.
This handle will glow following
exposure to light. Pull the release
handle to open the trunk from the
inside.
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Vehicle Alarm System
This vehicle has an anti-theft alarm
system.
After pulling the emergency trunk
release handle, push the handle back
into the bezel.
If equipped with a power trunk, the
emergency trunk release handle will
power open the trunk.
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 hood, or the trunk is open.
Slow Flash : Alarm system is armed.
Arming the Alarm System
1. Turn off the vehicle.
2. Lock the vehicle in one of
three ways:
. Use the RKE transmitter.
. Use the Keyless Access
system.
.
With a door open, press Q
on the interior of the door.
3. After 30 seconds the alarm
system will arm, and the
indicator light will begin to
slowly flash indicating the alarm
system is operating. Pressing Q
on the RKE transmitter a second
time will bypass the 30-second
delay and immediately arm the
alarm system.
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.
To avoid setting off the alarm by
accident:
. Lock the vehicle after all
occupants have left the vehicle
and all doors are closed.
. Always unlock a door with the
RKE transmitter or use the Keyless
Access system.
The alarm will also be activated if a
passenger door, the trunk, or the hood
is opened without first disarming the
system. When the alarm is activated,
the turn signals flash and the horn
sounds for about 30 seconds. The
alarm system will then re-arm to
monitor the next unauthorized event.
Unlocking the driver door with the key
will not disarm the system or turn off
the alarm.
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.
How to Detect a Tamper
Condition
If K is pressed on the RKE
transmitter and the horn chirps and
the lights flash three times, a previous
alarm occurred while the system was
armed.
If the alarm has been activated, a
message will appear on the DIC. See
Security Messages 0 176.
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Power Sounder, Inclination
Sensor, and Intrusion Sensor
In addition to the standard
theft-deterrent system features, this
system may also have a power
sounder, inclination sensor, and
intrusion sensor.
The power sounder provides an
audible alarm, which is distinct from
the vehicle’s horn. It has its own
power source, and can sound an alarm
if the vehicle’s battery is
compromised.
The inclination sensor can set off the
alarm if it senses movement of the
vehicle, such as a change in vehicle
orientation.
The intrusion sensor monitors the
vehicle interior, and can activate the
alarm if it senses unauthorized entry
into the vehicle’s interior. Do not
allow passengers or pets to remain in
the vehicle when the intrusion sensor
is activated.
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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.
Inclination and Intrusion
Sensors Disable Switch
It is recommended that the intrusion
and inclination sensors be deactivated
if pets are left in the vehicle or if the
vehicle is being transported.
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.
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Immobilizer
transmitter. Or, you may try placing
the transmitter in the transmitter
pocket located in the center console.
See Key and Lock Messages 0 171.
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 422.
Immobilizer Operation
This vehicle has a passive
theft-deterrent system.
The system does not have to be
manually armed or disarmed.
The vehicle is automatically
immobilized when the vehicle is
turned off.
The immobilization system is
disarmed when the pushbutton start
is activated to enter the ACC/
ACCESSORY mode or the ON/RUN/
START mode and a valid transmitter
is present in the vehicle.
The security light, in the instrument
cluster, comes on if there is a problem
with arming or disarming the
theft-deterrent system.
The system has one or more RKE
transmitters matched to an
immobilizer control unit in the
vehicle. Only a correctly matched RKE
transmitter will start the vehicle.
If the transmitter is ever damaged,
you may not be able to start your
vehicle.
When trying to start the vehicle, the
security light may come on briefly
when the ignition is turned on.
If the engine does not start and the
security light stays on, there is a
problem with the system. Turn the
ignition off and try again.
If the vehicle will not change ignition
modes (ACC/ACCESSORY, ON/RUN/
START, OFF), and the RKE transmitter
appears to be undamaged, try another
If the ignition modes will not change
with the other transmitter, your
vehicle needs service. If the ignition
does change modes, the first
transmitter may be faulty. See the
dealer.
It is possible for the immobilizer
system to learn new or replacement
RKE transmitters. Up to eight
transmitters can be programmed for
the vehicle. To program additional
transmitters, see “Programming
Transmitters to the Vehicle” under
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 35.
Do not leave the key or device that
disarms or deactivates the
theft-deterrent system in the vehicle.
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Exterior Mirrors
Power Mirrors
Turn Signal Indicator
The vehicle has a turn signal indicator
on the mirror housings. The indicator
will flash when a turn signal or the
hazard warning flashers are used.
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.
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Folding Mirrors
Power Folding Mirrors
If equipped with power folding
mirrors, press the down arrow on the
control pad while the selector switch
is at ). Press again to unfold.
1. Move the selector switch to L
(Left) or R (Right) to choose the
driver or passenger mirror.
2. Press one of the four arrows to
move the mirror.
3. Move the selector switch to
deselect the mirror.
) to
Memory Mirrors
The vehicle may have memory
mirrors. See Memory Seats 0 70.
Lane Change Alert (LCA)
The vehicle may have LCA. See Lane
Change Alert (LCA) 0 277.
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 35.
This feature is turned on or off
through vehicle personalization. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
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Manual Folding Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Mirrors
If equipped, the mirrors can be folded
inward toward the vehicle to prevent
damage when going through an
automatic car wash. Push the mirror
outward to return it to the original
position.
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.
Heated Mirrors
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 rear window defogger also heats
the outside mirrors.
K:
Press to heat the outside mirrors.
See Automatic Climate Control System
(Quad Zone - Gasoline Only) 0 199 or
Automatic Climate Control System (Dual
Zone - Gasoline and Hybrid) 0 206.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
The vehicle has an automatic
dimming outside mirror on the driver
side. The mirror will adjust for the
glare of headlamps behind you.
.
The vehicle is driven in
R (Reverse) above a set speed.
To turn this feature on or off, see
Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
Interior Mirrors
Interior Rearview Mirrors
Adjust the rearview mirror for a clear
view of the area behind your vehicle.
Do not spray glass cleaner directly on
the mirror. Use a soft towel dampened
with water.
Automatic Dimming
Rearview Mirror
The vehicle has an automatic
dimming rearview mirror. The mirror
will automatically reduce the glare
from the headlamps from behind. The
dimming feature comes on when the
vehicle is started.
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Rear Camera Mirror
If equipped, this automatic dimming
mirror provides a wide angle camera
view of the area behind the vehicle.
To adjust the brightness, press the
button (1) on the back of the rearview
mirror without covering the light
sensor (2).
Pull the tab rearward to turn on the
display. Push the tab forward to turn
it off. When off, the mirror is
automatic dimming. Adjust the mirror
for a clear view of the area behind the
vehicle while the display is off.
Each button press cycles the
brightness between five settings.
{ Warning
The Rear Camera Mirror (RCM) has
a limited view. Portions of the road,
vehicles, and other objects may not
be seen. Do not drive or park the
vehicle using only this camera.
Objects may appear closer than
they are. Check the outside mirrors
or glance over your shoulder when
making lane changes or merging.
Failure to use proper care may
result in injury, death, or vehicle
damage.
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Troubleshooting
If the tab is in the rearward position
and a blue screen and d are displayed
in the mirror and the display shuts
off, see your dealer for service.
The camera that provides the Rear
Camera Mirror (RCM) image is above
the license plate, next to the Rear
Vision Camera (RVC).
To clean the rear camera, see
Windshield Wiper/Washer 0 118.
The RCM may not work properly or
display a clear image if:
. There is glare from the sun or
headlamps. This may obstruct
objects from view.
. Dirt, snow, or other debris blocks
the camera lens. Clean the lens
with a soft damp cloth.
. The back of the vehicle has been
damaged and the position and
mounting angle of the camera has
changed.
Windows
{ Warning
Never leave a child, a helpless adult,
or a pet alone in a vehicle,
especially with the windows closed
in warm or hot weather. They can
be overcome by the extreme heat
and suffer permanent injuries or
even death from heat stroke.
The vehicle aerodynamics are
designed to improve fuel economy
performance. This may result in a
pulsing sound when either rear
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Window Lockout
window is down and the front
windows are up. To reduce the sound,
open either a front window or the
sunroof, if equipped.
Power Windows
{ Warning
Children could be seriously injured
or killed if caught in the path of a
closing window. Never leave keys in
a vehicle with children. When there
are children in the rear seat, use the
window lockout button to prevent
operation of the windows. See
Keys 0 34.
The windows work when the vehicle is
in ON/RUN, ACC/ACCESSORY,
or Retained Accessory Power (RAP).
See Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) 0 232.
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.
This feature stops the rear door
passenger window switches from
working.
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/up allows the windows
to be opened or closed without
holding the window switch. Press the
window switch fully down or pull it
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up, and quickly release it to engage.
Briefly press or pull the same switch
to stop window movement.
Express Window Obstacle
Detection
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.
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.
press and hold K on the RKE
transmitter. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
Programming the Power
Windows
Sun Visors
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:
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.
Remote Window Operation
If equipped, this feature allows all the
windows to be opened remotely.
If enabled in vehicle personalization,
Pull the sun visor down to block glare.
Detach the sun visor from the center
mount to pivot to the side window,
or to extend along the rod.
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Rear Window Sunshade
If equipped, press and release the
switch. The rear window sunshade
will fully extend. To close the
sunshade, press and release the switch
again. The sunshade will fully close.
When shifting the vehicle into
R (Reverse), the rear window
sunshade will automatically retract if
it is extended. It may re-extend after a
short delay when shifting into D
(Drive).
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Rear Passenger Door Sunshades
There is also a control for the rear
window sunshade on the rear door
panel.
If equipped, use the handle to pull the
sunshade up and attach to the holder
at the top of the window.
To close the sunshade, use the handle
to unhook and hold it while it
retracts down.
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Roof
Sunroof
If equipped with a sunroof, the
ignition must be in ON/RUN or ACC/
ACCESSORY, or in Retained Accessory
Power (RAP), to operate the sunroof.
See Ignition Positions 0 225 and
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) 0 232.
Slide Switch
Power Sunshades
Express-Open/Express-Close : Press
the rear or front of D (1) to the
second detent and release to
express-open or express-close the
sunroof.
Open/Close (Manual Mode) : Press
the rear of D (1) to the first detent
and hold to open the sunroof. Press
the front of D (1) to the first detent
and hold to close the sunroof.
Tilt Switch
Vent Feature : Press and hold the
front of E (2) to vent the sunroof.
Press and hold the rear of E (2) to
close the sunroof vent.
1. SLIDE Switch
2. TILT Switch
If equipped, press F to open or
close the front sunroof sunshade.
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The rear door panels have controls for
the rear sunroof sunshade. Press Q
to open or close.
Automatic Reversal System
If equipped, press G to open or
close the rear sunroof sunshade.
The sunroof/sunshade is equipped
with an automatic reversal system
that is only active when the sunroof/
sunshade is being operated in
express–close. If an object is in the
path of the sunroof/sunshade while it
is express-closing, the reversal system
will detect the object and stop. In the
event of closing difficulties like frost
or other conditions, it is possible to
override the reversal system. To
override the reversal system, close in
manual mode. To stop the movement,
release the switch.
Dirt and debris may collect on the
sunroof seal or in the track. This
could cause an issue with sunroof
operation or noise. It could also plug
the water drainage system.
Periodically open the sunroof and
remove any obstacles or loose debris.
Wipe the sunroof seal and roof sealing
area using a clean cloth, mild soap,
and water. Do not remove grease from
the sunroof.
If water is seen dripping into the
water drainage system, this is normal.
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SEATS AND RESTRAINTS
Seats and Restraints
Head Restraints
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Front Seats
Power Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . .
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thigh Support Adjustment . . . . . . . .
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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67
68
69
70
71
73
Rear Seats
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated and Ventilated Rear
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door . . . . .
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76
76
Airbag System
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . . . . . . . 85
When Should an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
What Makes an Airbag Inflate? . . . 87
How Does an Airbag Restrain? . . . 87
What Will You See after an Airbag
Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . . . . 89
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle . . . . . . . . 93
Airbag System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Replacing Airbag System Parts
after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Child Restraints
Safety Belts
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Use During
Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Safety Belt Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts
after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
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79
81
82
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Infants and Young Children . . . . . . 96
Child Restraint Systems . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Where to Put the Restraint . . . . . . 100
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) . . . . . . 101
Replacing LATCH System Parts
After a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Securing Child Restraints (With
the Safety Belt in the
Rear Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Securing Child Restraints (With
the Safety Belt in the
Front Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
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Head Restraints
The vehicle’s front seats have
adjustable head restraints in the
outboard seating positions.
{ Warning
With head restraints that are not
installed and adjusted properly,
there is a greater chance that
occupants will suffer a neck/spinal
injury in a crash. Do not drive until
the head restraints for all occupants
are installed and adjusted properly.
If your vehicle has rear head
restraints that fold down, always
return them to the full upright
position whenever an occupant is
seated in the seat.
Adjust the head restraint so that the
top of the restraint is at the same
height as the top of the occupant's
head. This position reduces the
chance of a neck injury in a crash.
Front Seats
The vehicle's front seats have
adjustable head restraints in the
outboard seating positions.
Pull the head restraint up to raise it.
Try to move the head restraint to
make sure that it is locked in place.
To lower the head restraint, press the
button located on top of the seatback,
and push the head restraint down. Try
to move the head restraint after the
button is released to make sure that it
is locked in place.
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Rear Seats
The vehicle's rear seats have
adjustable head restraints in the
outboard seating positions.
The height of the head restraint can
be adjusted. Pull the head restraint up
to raise it. Try to move the head
restraint to make sure that it is locked
in place.
The fore and aft position of the head
restraint can be adjusted.
To adjust the head restraint forward
and rearward, press the button located
on the side facing of the head
restraint and move it forward or
rearward until the desired locking
position is reached. Try to move the
head restraint after the button is
released to make sure that it is locked
in place.
The front seat outboard head
restraints are not designed to be
removed.
To lower the head restraint, press the
button, located on the top of the
seatback, and push the head restraint
down. Try to move the head restraint
after the button is released to make
sure that it is locked in place.
Always adjust the head restraint so
that the top of the restraint is at the
same height as the top of the
occupant's head.
Rear outboard head restraints are not
removable.
The rear outboard head restraints are
not designed to be folded.
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Front Seats
Power Seat Adjustment
{ Warning
You can lose control of the vehicle
if you try to adjust a driver seat
while the vehicle is moving. Adjust
the driver seat only when the
vehicle is not moving.
To adjust:
. Move the seat forward or rearward
by sliding the control forward or
rearward.
. Raise or lower the front part of the
seat cushion by moving the front
of the control up or down.
. Raise or lower the seat by moving
the rear of the control up or down.
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Lumbar Adjustment
Base Lumbar Adjustment
To adjust the seatback, see Reclining
Seatbacks 0 69.
To adjust the lumbar support, see
Lumbar Adjustment 0 67.
Some vehicles are equipped with a
feature that activates a vibrating pulse
alert in the driver seat to help avoid
crashes. See Driver Assistance
Systems 0 261.
Platinum Seat Shown, Base and
Uplevel Seats Similar
Base Seat
To adjust lumbar support, if equipped:
. Press Forward (2) to move lumbar
support forward.
. Press Rearward (1) to move
lumbar support rearward.
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Uplevel Lumbar and Upper Back
Support Adjustment
If equipped, the ignition must be on
to use all uplevel seat features.
2. Select lumbar support.
. Press Up (2) to move lumbar
support upward.
. Press Forward (3) to move
lumbar support forward.
. Press Down (4) to move
lumbar support down.
. Press Rearward (5) to move
lumbar support rearward.
Thigh Support Adjustment
To adjust upper back support,
if equipped:
1. Toggle the Feature Select (1) to
view adjustable seat options on
the infotainment display.
Platinum Seat
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Feature Select
Up
Forward
Down
Rearward
1. To adjust lumbar support,
if equipped: Toggle the Feature
Select (1) to view adjustable seat
options on the infotainment
display.
2. Select Upper Back Support.
3. Press Forward (3) to move
support forward or Rearward (5)
to move support rearward.
To adjust thigh support, if equipped:
1. Toggle the Feature Select (3) to
view adjustable seat options on
the infotainment display.
2. Select cushion length adjuster.
3. Press and hold the control
forward (2) to increase or
rearward (1) to decrease cushion
length.
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Reclining Seatbacks
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{ Warning
Sitting in a reclined position when
the vehicle is in motion can be
dangerous. Even when buckled up,
the safety belts cannot do their job.
The shoulder belt will not be
against your body. Instead, it will be
in front of you. In a crash, you
could go into it, receiving neck or
other injuries.
Platinum Seat Shown, Base and
Uplevel Seats Similar
To adjust:
. Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
. Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise the seatback.
The lap belt could go up over your
abdomen. The belt forces would be
there, not at your pelvic bones. This
could cause serious internal
injuries.
For proper protection when the
vehicle is in motion, have the
seatback upright. Then sit well back
in the seat and wear the safety belt
properly.
Do not have a seatback reclined if the
vehicle is moving.
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Memory Seats
Storing Memory Positions
To store positions to the 1 and 2
buttons:
1. The ignition must be in ON/RUN
or ACC/ACCESSORY.
2. Adjust the driver seat, power tilt
and telescoping steering column,
if equipped, massage type and
intensity, if equipped, and the
outside mirrors on some vehicles.
3. Press and release SET. A beep
will sound.
Platinum Driver Seat Buttons Shown,
Passenger Buttons Similar
4. Immediately press and hold 1
until two beeps sound.
If equipped, the SET, 1, 2, and B
(Exit) buttons on the driver door and
front passenger door are used to
manually store and recall memory
settings for the driver and passenger
seats. The driver memory buttons also
store outside mirror positions, power
tilt and telescoping steering column
positions, and massage settings,
if equipped.
5. Repeat Steps 1–4 for a second
driver using 2.
To store exit positions for easy exit
and the B (Exit) button, repeat
Steps 1–4 using B to store your
positions for getting out of the
driver seat.
Manually Recalling Memory
Positions
Press and hold 1, 2, or B to
manually recall the previously stored
memory positions. Releasing 1, 2,
or B before the stored positions are
reached stops the recall.
If the massage feature is off when the
memory recall is performed, the
previously stored type and intensity
will be recalled, but it will remain off
until activated with the massage
control button or through the
infotainment display with the
platinum seat controls.
Automatically Recalling Memory
Positions (Auto Memory Recall)
(Driver Only)
If programmed on in the vehicle
personalization menu, the Auto
(Automatic) Memory Recall feature
automatically recalls the current
driver’s previously stored 1 or 2
position when the ignition is changed
from OFF to ON/RUN or ACC/
ACCESSORY.
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See “Auto Memory Recall’ under
“Comfort and Convenience” in Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
To stop recall movement, press one of
the memory, power mirror, or power
seat controls; or press the power tilt
and telescoping steering column
control.
RKE transmitters are not labeled with
a number. If your memory seat
position is stored to 1 or 2 but this
position is not automatically recalling,
then store your positions to the other
button or switch RKE transmitters
with the other driver.
If the vehicle’s driver has changed, in
some vehicles the Driver ID may be
displayed for the first few ignition
cycles.
Easy Exit Recall (Driver Only)
If programmed on in the vehicle
personalization menu, the easy exit
feature automatically recalls the
previously stored exit positions when
leaving the vehicle. See “Storing
Memory Positions” earlier in this
section. See also Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
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 power tilt
and telescoping steering column
control.
Obstructions
If something has blocked the driver
seat while recalling a memory
position, the recall may stop. Remove
the obstruction. Then do one of the
following:
. If automatically or manually
recalling the stored memory
position, press and hold the
appropriate manual control for
two seconds. Try recalling again
by pressing the appropriate
memory button. If automatically
recalling the position, try recalling
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again by opening the driver door
and pressing K on the RKE
transmitter.
.
If recalling the exit position, press
and hold the appropriate manual
control for the exit feature not
recalling for two seconds. Then try
recalling the exit position again.
If the memory position is still not
recalling, see your dealer for service.
Heated and Ventilated
Front Seats
{ Warning
If you cannot feel temperature
change or pain to the skin, the seat
heater may cause burns. To reduce
the risk of burns, people with such
a condition should use care when
using the seat heater, especially for
long periods of time. Do not place
anything on the seat that insulates
against heat, such as a blanket,
cushion, cover, or similar item. This
may cause the seat heater to
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overheat. An overheated seat heater
may cause a burn or may damage
the seat.
If equipped, the buttons are near the
climate controls on the center stack.
To operate, the ignition must be on.
Press J or z to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and seatback.
Press I or + to heat the driver or
passenger seatback only.
Press C or { to ventilate the driver
or passenger seat.
Press the button once for the highest
setting. With each press of the button,
the seat will change to the next lower
setting, and then to the off setting.
The indicator lights next to the
buttons indicate three for the highest
setting and one for the lowest. If the
front heated seats are on high, the
level may automatically be lowered
after approximately 30 minutes.
When this feature is off, the heated
and ventilated seat symbols on the
buttons are white. A ventilated seat
has a fan that pulls or pushes air
through the seat. The air is not
cooled. When a heated seat is turned
on, the symbol turns red. When a
ventilated seat is turned on, the
symbol turns blue.
The passenger seat may take longer to
heat up.
Auto Heated Seats
When the vehicle is on, this feature
will automatically activate the heated
seats at the level required by the
vehicle’s interior temperature.
The active high, medium, low, or off
heated seat level will be indicated by
the manual heated seat buttons on
the center stack. Use the manual
heated seat buttons on the center
stack to turn auto heated seats off.
If the passenger seat is unoccupied,
the auto heated seats feature will not
activate that seat. The auto heated
seats feature can be programmed to
always be enabled when the vehicle
is on.
See Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
Remote Start Heated and Ventilated
Seats
During a remote start, the heated or
ventilated seats, if equipped, can be
turned on automatically. When it is
cold outside, the heated seats turn on,
and when it is hot outside the
ventilated seats turn on. The heated
or ventilated seats are canceled when
the ignition is turned on. Press the
heated or ventilated seat button to
use the heated or ventilated seats
after the vehicle is started.
The heated or ventilated seat
indicator lights do not turn on during
a remote start.
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The temperature performance of an
unoccupied seat may be reduced. This
is normal.
The heated or ventilated seats may be
enabled or disabled in the vehicle
personalization menu. See Remote
Vehicle Start 0 42 and Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
Massage
To activate and adjust the massage
feature:
1. Toggle the center selection
control (2) to view adjustable
massage options on the
infotainment display.
2. Select massage feature.
3. Press the control up (3) or
down (5) to select the
massage type.
4. Press the control forward (4) or
rearward (6) to change the
intensity.
5. Press the massage control
button (1) to recall the last
massage type and intensity.
Platinum Driver Seat Shown,
Passenger Seat Similar
If equipped, the ignition must be on
to use the massage feature.
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Rear Seats
Rear Seat Reminder
Look in Rear Seat Reminder Feature
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
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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 0 178.
If equipped, the armrest may have
seat adjustment controls. The rear
seat adjustment controls are locked
when the window lockout switch is
engaged.
{ Warning
The power seats will work with the
ignition off. Children could operate
the power seats and be injured.
Never leave children alone in the
vehicle.
Caution
Do not adjust the power seat when
a child restraint is installed.
Adjusting the seat may cause
damage to the installed child
restraint. Use the window lockout
button on the driver door to
prevent adjustment of the seat
whenever a child restraint is
installed.
Platinum Rear Seat
1. Seatback Display and Lumbar
Adjustment Control
2. Up
3. Rearward
4. Down
5. Forward
6. Power Seat Adjustment
7. Power Seat Adjustment
8. Massage
When the seatback display control (1)
is toggled, a panel display will be
activated from the driver or passenger
seatback. The rear seatback will
automatically recline when the rear
seat is moved forward.
To adjust the seat, if equipped:
. Move the seat forward or rearward
by sliding the control (6) forward
or rearward or by tilting the
control (7) forward or rearward.
. Raise or lower the front part of the
seat cushion by moving the front
of the control (6) up or down.
. Raise or lower the seat by moving
the rear of the control (6) up
or down.
To activate the massage feature,
if equipped:
1. Press the seatback display
control (1).
2. Press up (2) or down (4) to select
the massage type.
3. Press forward (5) or rearward (3)
to change the intensity.
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4. Press the massage control button
(8) to recall the last massage
type and intensity.
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Lumbar Adjustment
2. Select lumbar support.
If a child restraint is installed, see
Rear Seats 0 73.
3. Press and hold the control
forward (5) to increase or
rearward (3) to decrease support.
4. Press and hold the control
upward (2) to raise or
downward (4) to lower the height
of the support.
To adjust upper back support,
if equipped:
1. Toggle the center selection
control (1) to view adjustable
seat options on the display.
2. Select upper back support.
Platinum Seat
If equipped, press S to return the seat
to the full rearward and full front of
seat tilt down position. The seat will
also move to this position when the
rear door is opened.
Platinum Rear Seat
If equipped, the armrest may have
controls for lumbar and upper back
support.
When the center selection control (1)
is toggled, a panel display will be
activated from the driver or passenger
seatback.
To adjust lumbar support, if equipped:
1. Toggle the center selection
control (1) to view adjustable
seat options on the display.
3. Press and hold the control
forward (5) to increase or
rearward (3) to decrease support.
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Heated and Ventilated
Rear Seats
{ Warning
If you cannot feel temperature
change or pain to the skin, the seat
heater may cause burns. See the
Warning under Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 71.
Platinum Seat
If equipped, the buttons are on the
rear passenger doors.
With the ignition in ON/RUN, press M
or L to heat the left or right outboard
seat cushion.
With the ignition in ON/RUN, press
or { to ventilate the left or right
outboard seat.
C
seats are on high, the level may
automatically be lowered after
approximately 30 minutes.
Rear Seat
Pass-Through Door
On vehicles without rear climate
controls, an indicator light on the
button will turn on when the heated
or ventilated seat is on. On vehicles
with rear climate controls, an
indicator on the climate control
display appears when this feature
is on.
On vehicles without rear climate
controls, press the button again to
turn this feature off. The light on the
button will turn off. On vehicles with
rear climate controls, this feature
turns on the heated seat at the
highest setting. With each press of the
button, the heated seat changes to the
next lower setting, and then the off
setting. Three lights indicate the
highest setting, and one light
indicates the lowest. If the heated
Some vehicles have a rear seat
pass-through door in the center of the
rear seatback. Fold down the center
armrest and pull the latch to open
the door.
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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 passengers to ride in any
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Warning (Continued)
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 0 138.
Why Safety Belts Work
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When riding in a vehicle, you travel as
fast as the vehicle does. If the vehicle
stops suddenly, you keep going until
something stops you. It could be the
windshield, the instrument panel,
or the safety belts!
When you wear a safety belt, you and
the vehicle slow down together. There
is more time to stop because you stop
over a longer distance and, when worn
properly, your strongest bones take
the forces from the safety belts. That
is why wearing safety belts makes
such good sense.
Questions and Answers About
Safety Belts
Q: Will I be trapped in the vehicle
after a crash if I am wearing a
safety belt?
A: You could be — whether you are
wearing a safety belt or not. Your
chance of being conscious during
and after a crash, so you can
unbuckle and get out, is much
greater if you are belted.
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Q: If my vehicle has airbags, why
should I have to wear safety
belts?
A: Airbags are supplemental systems
only. 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.
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.
.
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
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly
This section is only for people of
adult size.
There are special things to know
about safety belts and children, and
there are different rules for smaller
children and infants. If a child will be
riding in the vehicle, see Older Children
0 95 or Infants and Young Children
0 96. Follow those rules for everyone's
protection.
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.
.
Sit up straight and always keep
your feet on the floor in front
of you.
.
Always use the correct buckle for
your seating position.
.
Wear the lap part of the belt low
and snug on the hips, just
touching the thighs. In a crash,
this applies force to the strong
You can be seriously injured,
or even killed, by not wearing your
safety belt properly.
. Never allow the lap or
shoulder belt to become loose
or twisted.
. Never wear the shoulder belt
under both arms or behind
your back.
. Never route the lap or
shoulder belt over an armrest.
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Lap-Shoulder Belt
All seating positions in the vehicle
have a lap-shoulder belt.
The following instructions explain
how to wear a lap-shoulder belt
properly.
1. Adjust the seat, if the seat is
adjustable, so you can sit up
straight. To see how, see “Seats”
in the Index.
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The lap-shoulder belt may lock if
you pull the belt across you very
quickly. If this happens, let the
belt go back slightly to unlock it.
Then pull the belt across you
more slowly.
If the shoulder portion of a
passenger belt is pulled out all
the way, the child restraint
locking feature may be engaged.
If this happens, let the belt go
back all the way and start again.
Engaging the child restraint
locking feature in the front
outboard seating position may
affect the passenger sensing
system. See Passenger Sensing
System 0 89.
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 82.
Position the release button on
the buckle so that the safety belt
could be quickly unbuckled if
necessary.
2. Pick up the latch plate and pull
the belt across you. Do not let it
get twisted.
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.
effectiveness of the safety belt in a
crash. See How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly 0 78.
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.
5. To make the lap part tight, pull
up on the shoulder belt.
Before a door is closed, be sure the
safety belt is out of the way. If a door
is slammed against a safety belt,
damage can occur to both the safety
belt and the vehicle.
Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster
The vehicle has a shoulder belt height
adjuster for the driver and front
outboard passenger seating positions.
Adjust the height so the shoulder
portion of the belt is on the shoulder
and not falling off of it. The belt
should be close to, but not contacting,
the neck. Improper shoulder belt
height adjustment could reduce the
Press the release button and move the
height adjuster to the desired position.
The adjuster can be moved up by
pushing the slide/trim up. After the
adjuster is set to the desired position,
try to move it down without pushing
the release button to make sure it has
locked into position.
Automatic Safety Belt
Tightening System
The vehicle may have the Automatic
Safety Belt Tightening System.
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The system activates during
emergency braking and/or sudden
driving maneuvers and releases when
driving conditions return to normal.
The system will not activate if the
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control system is not functioning
properly. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 248.
If there is a problem with the
Automatic Safety Belt Tightening
System, a message displays on the
Driver Information Center (DIC). See
Safety Belt Messages 0 175. Other
safety belt functions are not affected
by the Automatic Safety Belt
Tightening System.
Safety Belt Pretensioners
This vehicle has safety belt
pretensioners for front outboard
occupants. Although the safety belt
pretensioners cannot be seen, they are
part of the safety belt assembly. They
can help tighten the safety belts
during the early stages of a moderate
to severe frontal, near frontal, or rear
crash if the threshold conditions for
pretensioner activation are met. Safety
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belt pretensioners can also help
tighten the safety belts in a side crash
or a rollover event.
Safety Belt Use During
Pregnancy
Pretensioners work only once. If the
pretensioners activate in a crash, the
pretensioners and probably other
parts of the vehicle's safety belt
system will need to be replaced. See
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after
a Crash 0 82.
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.
Do not sit on the outboard safety belt
while entering or exiting the vehicle or
at any time while sitting in the seat.
Sitting on the safety belt can damage
the webbing and hardware.
Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides
Rear safety belt comfort guides may
provide added safety belt comfort for
older children who have outgrown
booster seats and for some adults.
When installed on a 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.
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
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the fetus will not be hurt in a crash.
For pregnant women, as for anyone,
the key to making safety belts
effective is wearing them properly.
Safety Belt Extender
If the vehicle's safety belt will fasten
around you, you should use it.
But if a safety belt is not long enough,
your dealer will order you an extender.
When you go in to order it, take the
heaviest coat you will wear, so the
extender will be long enough for you.
To help avoid personal injury, do not
let someone else use it, and use it
only for the seat it is made to fit. The
extender has been designed for adults.
Never use it for securing child
restraints. To wear it, attach it to the
regular safety belt. For more
information, see the instruction sheet
that comes with the extender.
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 0 138.
Keep safety belts clean and dry. See
Safety Belt Care 0 82.
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
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inspected and any necessary
replacements made as soon as
possible.
After a minor crash, replacement of
safety belts may not be necessary. But
the safety belt assemblies that were
used during any crash may have been
stressed or damaged. See your dealer
to have the safety belt assemblies
inspected or replaced.
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 0 139.
Airbag System
The vehicle has the following airbags:
. A frontal airbag for the driver.
.
A frontal airbag for the front
outboard passenger.
.
A knee airbag for the driver.
.
A knee airbag for the front
outboard passenger.
.
A seat-mounted side impact airbag
for the driver.
.
A seat-mounted side impact airbag
for the front outboard passenger.
.
A roof-rail airbag for the driver
and the passenger seated directly
behind the driver.
.
A roof-rail airbag for the front
outboard passenger and the
passenger seated directly behind
the front outboard passenger.
All vehicle airbags have the word
AIRBAG on the trim or on a label near
the deployment opening.
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For frontal airbags, the word AIRBAG
is on the center of the steering wheel
for the driver and on the instrument
panel for the front outboard
passenger.
For knee airbags, the word AIRBAG is
on the lower part of the instrument
panel.
For seat-mounted side impact airbags,
the word AIRBAG is on the side of the
seatback closest to the door.
For roof-rail airbags, the word AIRBAG
is on the ceiling or trim.
Airbags are designed to supplement
the protection provided by safety
belts. Even though today's airbags are
also designed to help reduce the risk
of injury from the force of an inflating
bag, all airbags must inflate very
quickly to do their job.
Here are the most important things to
know about the airbag system:
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{ Warning
{ Warning
{ Warning
You can be severely injured or
killed in a crash if you are not
wearing your safety belt, even with
airbags. Airbags are designed to
work with safety belts, not replace
them. Also, airbags are not designed
to inflate in every crash. In some
crashes safety belts are the only
restraint. See When Should an
Airbag Inflate? 0 86.
Because airbags inflate with great
force and faster than the blink of an
eye, anyone who is up against,
or very close to any airbag when it
inflates can be seriously injured or
killed. Do not sit unnecessarily
close to any airbag, as you would be
if sitting on the edge of the seat or
leaning forward. Safety belts help
keep you in position before and
during a crash. Always wear a safety
belt, even with airbags. The driver
should sit as far back as possible
while still maintaining control of
the vehicle. The safety belts and the
front outboard passenger airbags
are most effective when you are
sitting well back and upright in the
seat with both feet on the floor.
Children who are up against,
or very close to, any airbag when it
inflates can be seriously injured or
killed. Always secure children
properly in the vehicle. To read
how, see Older Children 0 95 or
Infants and Young Children 0 96.
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.
Occupants should not lean on or
sleep against the door or side
windows in seating positions with
seat-mounted side impact airbags
and/or roof-rail airbags.
There is an airbag readiness light on
the instrument cluster, which shows
the airbag symbol. The system checks
the airbag electrical system for
malfunctions. The light tells you if
there is an electrical problem. See
Airbag Readiness Light 0 139.
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Where Are the Airbags?
The driver frontal airbag is in the
center of the steering wheel.
The front outboard passenger frontal
airbag is in the passenger side
instrument panel.
The driver knee airbag is below the
steering column. The front outboard
passenger knee airbag is below the
glove box.
Driver Side Shown, Passenger Side
Similar
The roof-rail airbags for the driver,
front outboard passenger, and second
row outboard passengers are in the
ceiling above the side windows.
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put anything between an occupant
and an airbag, and do not attach or
put anything on the steering wheel
hub or on or near any other airbag
covering.
Driver Side Shown, Passenger Side
Similar
The seat-mounted side impact airbags
for the driver and front outboard
passenger are in the side of the
seatbacks closest to the door.
{ Warning
If something is between an
occupant and an airbag, the airbag
might not inflate properly or it
might force the object into that
person causing severe injury or
even death. The path of an inflating
airbag must be kept clear. Do not
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restrain the occupants. The vehicle
has electronic sensors that help the
airbag system determine the severity
of the impact. Deployment thresholds
can vary with specific vehicle design.
Do not use seat accessories that
block the inflation path of a
seat-mounted side impact airbag.
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.
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.
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.
When Should an Airbag
Inflate?
This vehicle is equipped with airbags.
See Airbag System 0 83. Airbags are
designed to inflate if the impact
exceeds the specific airbag system's
deployment threshold. Deployment
thresholds are used to predict how
severe a crash is likely to be in time
for the airbags to inflate and help
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.
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In addition, the vehicle has advanced
technology frontal airbags. Advanced
technology frontal airbags adjust the
restraint according to either crash
severity or occupant interaction.
Both roof-rail airbags will inflate when
either side of the vehicle is struck,
if the sensing system predicts that the
vehicle is about to roll over on its
side, or in a severe frontal impact.
Knee airbags are designed to inflate in
moderate to severe frontal or near
frontal impacts. Knee airbags are not
designed to inflate during vehicle
rollovers, in rear impacts, or in many
side impacts.
In any particular crash, no one can
say whether an airbag should have
inflated simply because of the vehicle
damage or repair costs.
Seat-mounted side impact airbags are
designed to inflate in moderate to
severe side crashes depending on the
location of the impact. Seat-mounted
side impact airbags are not designed
to inflate in frontal impacts, near
frontal impacts, rollovers, or rear
impacts. A seat-mounted side impact
airbag is designed to inflate on the
side of the vehicle that is struck.
Roof-rail airbags are designed to
inflate in moderate to severe side
crashes depending on the location of
the impact. In addition, these roof-rail
airbags are designed to inflate during
a rollover or in a severe frontal
impact. Roof-rail airbags are not
designed to inflate in rear impacts.
What Makes an Airbag
Inflate?
In a deployment event, the sensing
system sends an electrical signal
triggering a release of gas from the
inflator. Gas from the inflator fills the
airbag causing the bag to break out of
the cover. The inflator, the airbag, and
related hardware are all part of the
airbag module.
For airbag locations, see Where Are the
Airbags? 0 85.
How Does an Airbag
Restrain?
In moderate to severe frontal or near
frontal collisions, even belted
occupants can contact the steering
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wheel or the instrument panel. In
moderate to severe side collisions,
even belted occupants can contact the
inside of the vehicle.
Airbags supplement the protection
provided by safety belts by
distributing the force of the impact
more evenly over the occupant's body.
Rollover capable roof-rail airbags are
designed to help contain the head and
chest of occupants in the outboard
seating positions in the first and
second rows. The rollover capable
roof-rail airbags are designed to help
reduce the risk of full or partial
ejection in rollover events, although
no system can prevent all such
ejections.
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 86.
Airbags should never be regarded as
anything more than a supplement to
safety belts.
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What Will You See after an
Airbag Inflates?
{ Warning
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 85.
When an airbag inflates, there may
be dust in the air. This dust could
cause breathing problems for
people with a history of asthma or
other breathing trouble. To avoid
this, everyone in the vehicle should
get out as soon as it is safe to do
so. If you have breathing problems
but cannot get out of the vehicle
after an airbag inflates, then get
fresh air by opening a window or a
door. If you experience breathing
problems following an airbag
deployment, you should seek
medical attention.
The 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.
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 hazard warning
flashers by using the controls for
those features.
{ Warning
A crash severe enough to inflate the
airbags may have also damaged
important functions in the vehicle,
such as the fuel system, brake and
steering systems, etc. Even if the
vehicle appears to be drivable after
a moderate crash, there may be
concealed damage that could make
it difficult to safely operate the
vehicle.
Use caution if you should attempt
to restart the engine after a crash
has occurred.
Hybrid vehicles have a high voltage
battery and a standard 12-volt battery.
If an airbag inflates or the vehicle has
been in a crash, the vehicle's sensing
system may shut down the high
voltage system. When this occurs, the
high voltage battery is disconnected
and the vehicle is not charging the
12-volt battery or the electrical
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system. The vehicle may start but it
shuts down once the 12-volt battery is
depleted. The airbag readiness light
and/or the 12-volt battery warning
light are displayed. Before the vehicle
can be operated again, it must be
serviced at your dealer.
In many crashes severe enough to
inflate the airbag, windshields are
broken by vehicle deformation.
Additional windshield breakage may
also occur from the front outboard
passenger airbag.
. Airbags are designed to inflate
only once. After an airbag inflates,
you will need some new parts for
the airbag system. If you do not
get them, the airbag system will
not be there to help protect you in
another crash. A new system will
include airbag modules and
possibly other parts. The service
manual for the vehicle covers the
need to replace other parts.
. The vehicle has a crash sensing
and diagnostic module which
records information after a crash.
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See Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy 0 424 and Event Data
Recorders 0 424.
.
Let only qualified technicians
work on the airbag systems.
Improper service can mean that
an airbag system will not work
properly. See your dealer for
service.
Passenger Sensing System
The vehicle has a passenger sensing
system for the front outboard
passenger position. The passenger
airbag status indicator will light on
the overhead console when the vehicle
is started.
United States
Canada
The words ON and OFF, or the symbol
for on and off, will be visible during
the system check. When the system
check is complete, either the word ON
or OFF, or the symbol for on or off,
will be visible. See Passenger Airbag
Status Indicator 0 139.
The passenger sensing system turns
off the front outboard passenger
frontal airbag and knee airbag under
certain conditions. No other airbag is
affected by the passenger sensing
system.
The passenger sensing system works
with sensors that are part of the front
outboard passenger seat and safety
belt. The sensors are designed to
detect the presence of a properly
seated occupant and determine if the
front outboard passenger frontal
airbag and knee airbag should be
allowed to inflate or not.
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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 inflates.
{ Warning
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the passenger frontal airbag
inflates. This is because the back of
the rear-facing child restraint would
be very close to the inflating airbag.
A child in a forward-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the passenger frontal airbag
inflates and the passenger seat is in
a forward position.
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Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger airbag(s), no
system is fail-safe. No one can
guarantee that an airbag will not
deploy under some unusual
circumstance, even though the
airbag(s) are off.
Never put a rear-facing child
restraint in the front seat, even if
the airbag is off. If securing a
forward-facing child restraint in the
front outboard passenger seat,
always move the seat as far back as
it will go. It is better to secure child
restraints in the rear seat. Consider
using another vehicle to transport
the child when a rear seat is not
available.
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag if:
. The front outboard passenger seat
is unoccupied.
.
The system determines that an
infant is present in a child
restraint.
.
A front outboard passenger takes
his/her weight off of the seat for a
period of time.
.
There is a critical problem with
the airbag system or the passenger
sensing system.
When the passenger sensing system
has turned off the front outboard
passenger frontal airbag and knee
airbag, the off indicator will light and
stay lit as a reminder that the airbags
are off. See Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator 0 139.
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn on the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag anytime the system
senses that a person of adult size is
sitting properly in the front outboard
passenger seat. When the passenger
sensing system has allowed the
airbag(s) to be enabled, the on
indicator will light and stay lit as a
reminder that the airbag(s) are active.
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For some children, including children
in child restraints, and for very small
adults, the passenger sensing system
may or may not turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee 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 0 139 for
more information, including
important safety information.
If the On Indicator Is Lit for a
Child Restraint
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag if the system determines
that an infant is present in a child
restraint. If a child restraint has been
installed and the on indicator is lit:
1. Turn the vehicle off.
2. Remove the child restraint from
the vehicle.
3. Remove any additional items
from the seat such as blankets,
cushions, seat covers, seat
heaters, or seat massagers.
4. Reinstall the child restraint
following the directions provided
by the child restraint
manufacturer and refer to
Securing Child Restraints (With the
Safety Belt in the Front Seat)
0 110 or Securing Child Restraints
(With the Safety Belt in the Rear
Seat) 0 108.
Make sure the safety belt
retractor is locked by pulling the
shoulder belt all the way out of
the retractor when installing the
child restraint, even if the child
restraint is equipped with a
safety belt lock-off. When the
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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 65.
6. Restart the vehicle.
The passenger sensing system may or
may not turn off the airbags for a
child in a child restraint depending
upon the child’s size. It is better to
secure the child restraint in a rear
seat. Never put a rear-facing child
restraint in the front seat, even if the
on indicator is not lit.
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If the Off Indicator Is Lit for an
Adult-Sized Occupant
2. Remove any additional material
from the seat, such as blankets,
cushions, seat covers, seat
heaters, or seat massagers.
3. Place the seatback in the fully
upright position.
4. Have the person sit upright in
the seat, centered on the seat
cushion, with legs comfortably
extended.
If a person of adult size is sitting in
the front outboard passenger seat, but
the off indicator is lit, it could be
because that person is not sitting
properly in the seat or that the child
restraint locking feature is engaged.
Use the following steps to allow the
system to detect that person and
enable the front outboard passenger
frontal airbag and knee airbag:
1. Turn the vehicle off.
5. If the shoulder portion of the
belt is pulled out all the way, the
child restraint locking feature
will be engaged. This may
unintentionally cause the
passenger sensing system to turn
the airbag off for some
adult-sized occupants. If this
happens, unbuckle the belt, let
the belt go back all the way, and
then buckle the belt again
without pulling the belt out all
the way.
6. Restart the vehicle and have the
person remain in this position
for two to three minutes after
the on indicator is lit.
{ Warning
If the front outboard passenger
airbag is turned off for an
adult-sized occupant, the airbag will
not be able to inflate and help
protect that person in a crash,
resulting in an increased risk of
serious injury or even death. An
adult-sized occupant should not
ride in the front outboard passenger
seat, if the passenger airbag off
indicator is lit.
Additional Factors Affecting
System Operation
Safety belts help keep the passenger
in position on the seat during vehicle
maneuvers and braking, which helps
the passenger sensing system
maintain the passenger airbag status.
See “Safety Belts” and “Child
Restraints” in the Index for additional
information about the importance of
proper restraint use.
A thick layer of additional material,
such as a blanket or cushion,
or aftermarket equipment such as seat
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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 93 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.
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Servicing the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
Adding Equipment to 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 0 421.
Adding accessories that change the
vehicle's frame, bumper system,
height, front end, or side sheet metal
may keep the airbag system from
working properly. The operation of the
airbag system can also be affected by
changing any parts of the front seats,
safety belts, the airbag sensing and
diagnostic module, steering wheel,
instrument panel, any of the airbag
modules, ceiling or pillar garnish trim,
front sensors, side impact sensors,
or airbag wiring.
{ 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.
Your dealer and the service manual
have information about the location of
the airbag sensors, sensing and
diagnostic module, and airbag wiring.
In addition, the vehicle has a
passenger sensing system for the front
outboard passenger position, which
includes sensors that are part of the
passenger seat. The passenger sensing
system may not operate properly if
the original seat trim is replaced with
non-GM covers, upholstery, or trim; or
with GM covers, upholstery, or trim
designed for a different vehicle. Any
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object, such as an aftermarket seat
heater or a comfort-enhancing pad or
device, installed under or on top of
the seat fabric, could also interfere
with the operation of the passenger
sensing system. This could either
prevent proper deployment of the
passenger airbag(s) or prevent the
passenger sensing system from
properly turning off the passenger
airbag(s). See Passenger Sensing
System 0 89.
If the vehicle has rollover roof-rail
airbags, see Different Size Tires and
Wheels 0 362 for additional important
information.
If you have to modify your vehicle
because you have a disability and have
questions about whether the
modifications will affect the vehicle's
airbag system, or if you have
questions about whether the airbag
system will be affected if the vehicle is
modified for any other reason, call
Customer Assistance. See Customer
Assistance Offices 0 415.
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 0 139.
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 85. 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 0 139.
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Child Restraints
Older Children
Older children who have outgrown
booster seats should wear the vehicle’s
safety belts.
The manufacturer instructions that
come with the booster seat state the
weight and height limitations for that
booster. Use a booster seat with a
lap-shoulder belt until the child
passes the fit test below:
. 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 79. 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.
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Q: What is the proper way to wear
safety belts?
A: An older child should wear a
lap-shoulder belt and get the
additional restraint a shoulder belt
can provide. The shoulder belt
should not cross the face or neck.
The lap belt should fit snugly
below the hips, just touching the
top of the thighs. This applies belt
force to the child's pelvic bones in
a crash. It should never be worn
over the abdomen, which could
cause severe or even fatal internal
injuries in a crash.
Also see “Rear Safety Belt Comfort
Guides” under Lap-Shoulder Belt 0 79.
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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{ Warning
{ Warning
Never allow more than one child to
wear the same safety belt. The
safety belt cannot properly spread
the impact forces. In a crash, they
can be crushed together and
seriously injured. A safety belt must
be used by only one person at
a time.
Never allow a child to wear the
safety belt with the shoulder belt
behind their back. A child can be
seriously injured by not wearing the
lap-shoulder belt properly. In a
crash, the child would not be
restrained by the shoulder belt. The
child could move too far forward
increasing the chance of head and
neck injury. The child might also
slide under the lap belt. The belt
force would then be applied right
on the abdomen. That could cause
serious or fatal injuries. The
shoulder belt should go over the
shoulder and across the chest.
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.
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{ 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.
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 the vehicle's
safety belt system nor its airbag
system is designed for them.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Child Restraint Systems
Forward-Facing Child Seat
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.
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 95.
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Securing an Add-On Child
Restraint in the Vehicle
{ Warning
A child can be seriously injured or
killed in a crash if the child
restraint is not properly secured in
the vehicle. Secure the child
restraint properly in the vehicle
using the vehicle’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) 0 101 for
more information. Children can be
endangered in a crash if the child
restraint is not properly secured in the
vehicle.
When securing an add-on child
restraint, refer to the instructions that
come with the restraint which may be
on the restraint itself or in a booklet,
or both, and to this manual. The child
restraint instructions are important,
so if they are not available, obtain a
replacement copy from the
manufacturer.
Keep in mind that an unsecured child
restraint can move around in a
collision or sudden stop and injure
people in the vehicle. Be sure to
properly secure any child restraint in
the vehicle — even when no child is
in it.
In some areas of the United States
and Canada, Certified Child Passenger
Safety Technicians (CPSTs) are
available to inspect and demonstrate
how to correctly use and install child
restraints. In the U.S., refer to the
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) website to
locate the nearest child safety seat
inspection station. For CPST
availability in Canada, check with
Transport Canada or the Provincial
Ministry of Transportation office.
Securing the Child Within the
Child Restraint
{ Warning
A child can be seriously injured or
killed in a crash if the child is not
properly secured in the child
restraint. Secure the child properly
following the instructions that
came with that child restraint.
Where to Put the Restraint
According to accident statistics,
children and infants are safer when
properly restrained in an appropriate
child restraint secured in a rear
seating position.
Whenever possible, children aged
12 and under should be secured in a
rear seating position.
Never put a rear-facing child restraint
in the front. This is because the risk
to the rear-facing child is so great if
the airbag deploys.
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{ Warning
Warning (Continued)
A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the front passenger airbag
inflates. This is because the back of
the rear-facing child restraint would
be very close to the inflating airbag.
A child in a forward-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured or
killed if the front passenger airbag
inflates and the passenger seat is in
a forward position.
seat as far back as it will go. It is
better to secure the child restraint
in a rear seat.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
passenger frontal airbag, no system
is fail-safe. No one can guarantee
that an airbag will not deploy under
some unusual circumstance, even
though it is turned off.
Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the airbag is
off. If you secure a forward-facing
child restraint in the front seat,
always move the front passenger
(Continued)
See Passenger Sensing System 0 89
for additional information.
When securing a child restraint in a
rear seating position, study the
instructions that came with the child
restraint to make sure it is compatible
with this vehicle.
Child restraints and booster seats vary
considerably in size, and some may fit
in certain seating positions better
than others.
Depending on where you place the
child restraint and the size of the
child restraint, you may not be able to
access adjacent safety belts or LATCH
anchors for additional passengers or
child restraints. Adjacent seating
positions should not be used if the
child restraint prevents access to or
interferes with the routing of the
safety belt.
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Wherever a child restraint is installed,
be sure to follow the instructions that
came with the child restraint system
and secure the child restraint system
properly.
Keep in mind that an unsecured child
restraint can move around in a
collision or sudden stop and injure
people in the vehicle. Be sure to
properly secure any child restraint in
the vehicle — even when no child is
in it.
Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children
(LATCH System)
The LATCH system secures a child
restraint during driving or in a crash.
LATCH attachments on the child
restraint are used to attach the child
restraint to the anchors in the vehicle.
The LATCH system is designed to
make installation of a child restraint
easier.
In order to use the LATCH system in
your vehicle, you need a child
restraint that has LATCH
attachments. LATCH-compatible
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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).
Lower Anchors
See Securing Child Restraints (With the
Safety Belt in the Front Seat) 0 110 or
Securing Child Restraints (With the
Safety Belt in the Rear Seat) 0 108.
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.
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
Front Seat) 0 110 or Securing Child
Restraints (With the Safety Belt in the
Rear Seat) 0 108.
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).
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Top Tether Anchor
Some child restraints with top tethers
are designed for use with or without
the top tether being attached. Others
require the top tether always to be
attached. In Canada, the law requires
that forward-facing child restraints
have a top tether, and that the tether
be attached. Be sure to read and
follow the instructions for your child
restraint.
Lower Anchor and Top Tether
Anchor Locations
A top tether (3, 4) anchors the top of
the child restraint to the vehicle.
A top tether anchor is built into the
vehicle. The top tether attachment (2)
on the child restraint connects to the
top tether anchor in the vehicle in
order to reduce the forward movement
and rotation of the child restraint
during driving or in a crash.
The child restraint may have a single
tether (3) or a dual tether (4). Either
will have a single attachment (2) to
secure the top tether to the anchor.
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H : Seating positions with two lower
anchors.
To assist in locating the lower
anchors, each seating position with
lower anchors has two labels, near the
crease between the seatback and the
seat cushion.
To assist in locating the top tether
anchors, the top tether anchor symbol
is on the cover.
Rear Seat
I : Seating positions with top tether
anchors.
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The top tether anchors are behind the
rear seat, on the filler panel. Open the
covers to access the anchors. Be sure
to use an anchor on the same side of
the vehicle as the seating position
where the child restraint will be
placed.
The outboard lower anchors are
behind the vertical openings in the
seat trim.
Do not secure a child restraint in a
position without a top tether anchor if
a national or local law requires that
the top tether be attached, or if the
instructions that come with the child
restraint say that the top tether must
be attached.
According to accident statistics,
children and infants are safer when
properly restrained in a child restraint
system or infant restraint system
secured in a rear seating position. See
Where to Put the Restraint 0 100 for
additional information.
Securing a Child Restraint
Designed for the LATCH System
{ Warning
If a LATCH-type child restraint is
not attached to anchors, the child
restraint will not be able to protect
the child correctly. In a crash, the
child could be seriously injured or
killed. Install a LATCH-type child
restraint properly using the
anchors, or use the vehicle's safety
belts to secure the restraint,
following the instructions that
came with the child restraint and
the instructions in this manual.
{ Warning
To reduce the risk of serious or
fatal injuries during a crash, do not
attach more than one child
restraint to a single anchor.
Attaching more than one child
restraint to a single anchor could
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Warning (Continued)
Warning (Continued)
Caution (Continued)
cause the anchor or attachment to
come loose or even break during a
crash. A child or others could be
injured.
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.
damage to the installed child
restraint. Use the window lockout
button on the driver door to
prevent adjustment of the seat
whenever a child restraint is
installed.
{ 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.
(Continued)
Caution
{ Warning
The power seats will work with the
ignition off. Children could operate
the power seats and be injured.
Never leave children alone in the
vehicle.
Caution
Do not adjust the power seat when
a child restraint is installed.
Adjusting the seat may cause
(Continued)
Do not let the LATCH attachments
rub against the vehicle’s safety
belts. This may damage these parts.
If necessary, move buckled safety
belts to avoid rubbing the LATCH
attachments.
If you need to secure more than one
child restraint in the rear seat, see
Where to Put the Restraint 0 100.
This system is designed to make the
installation of child restraints easier.
When using lower anchors, do not use
the vehicle's safety belts. Instead, use
the vehicle's anchors and child
restraint attachments to secure the
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restraints. Some restraints also use
another vehicle anchor to secure a top
tether.
1. Attach and tighten the lower
attachments to the lower
anchors. If the child restraint
does not have lower attachments
or the desired seating position
does not have lower anchors,
secure the child restraint with
the top tether and the safety
belts. Move the head restraint up
if needed to get a tight
installation. Refer to your child
restraint manufacturer
instructions and the instructions
in this manual.
1.1.
Find the lower anchors for
the desired seating
position.
1.2.
Put the child restraint on
the seat.
1.3.
Attach and tighten the
lower attachments on the
child restraint to the lower
anchors.
2. If the child restraint
manufacturer recommends that
the top tether be attached, attach
and tighten the top tether to the
top tether anchor, if equipped.
Refer to the child restraint
instructions and the following
steps:
2.1.
Find the top tether anchor.
2.2.
Open the top tether anchor
cover to expose the anchor.
2.3.
Route, attach, and tighten
the top tether according to
your child restraint
instructions and the
following instructions:
If the position you are
using does not have a
headrest or head restraint
and you are using a single
tether, route the tether
over the seatback.
If the position you are
using does not have a
headrest or head restraint
and you are using a dual
tether, route the tether
over the seatback.
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If the position you are
using has an adjustable
headrest or head restraint
and you are using a dual
tether, fully raise the head
restraint and route the
tethers around the out
board side of the Head
Restraint posts.
If the position you are
using has an adjustable
head restraint and you are
using a single tether, route
the tether around the
inboard side of the head
restraint.
3. Before placing a child in the
child restraint, make sure it is
securely held in place. To check,
grasp the child restraint at the
LATCH path and attempt to
move it side to side and back
and forth. There should be no
more than 2.5 cm (1 in) of
movement for proper
installation.
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
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Warning (Continued)
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.
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Securing Child Restraints
(With the Safety Belt in the
Rear Seat)
In Canada, the law requires that
forward-facing child restraints have a
top tether, and that the tether be
attached.
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 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 the child restraint has the LATCH
system, see Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children (LATCH System) 0 101 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) 0 101 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.
If more than one child restraint needs
to be installed in the rear seat, be sure
to read Where to Put the
Restraint 0 100.
{ Warning
The power seats will work with the
ignition off. Children could operate
the power seats and be injured.
Never leave children alone in the
vehicle.
Caution
Do not adjust the power seat when
a child restraint is installed.
Adjusting the seat may cause
damage to the installed child
restraint. Use the window lockout
button on the driver door to
prevent adjustment of the seat
whenever a child restraint is
installed.
If the rear seat is adjustable, make
sure the rear seat is positioned fully
rearward before installing a child
restraint.
1. Put the child restraint on
the seat.
2. Pick up the latch plate, and run
the lap and shoulder portions of
the vehicle's safety belt through
or around the restraint. The child
restraint instructions will show
you how.
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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) 0 101.
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.
Securing Child Restraints
(With the Safety Belt in the
Front Seat)
This vehicle has airbags. A rear seat is
a safer place to secure a
forward-facing child restraint. See
Where to Put the Restraint 0 100.
In addition, the vehicle has a
passenger sensing system which is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag under certain conditions.
See Passenger Sensing System 0 89 and
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator 0 139
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
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Warning (Continued)
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 front outboard
passenger frontal airbag inflates
and the passenger seat is in a
forward position.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger airbag(s), no
system is fail-safe. No one can
guarantee that an airbag will not
deploy under some unusual
circumstance, even though the
airbag(s) are off.
Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the airbag(s)
are off. If you secure a
forward-facing child restraint in the
front outboard passenger seat,
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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 89
for additional information.
If the child restraint uses a top tether,
see Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) 0 101 for top
tether anchor locations.
Do not secure a child seat in a
position without a top tether anchor if
a national or local law requires that
the top tether be anchored, or if the
instructions that come with the child
restraint say that the top strap must
be anchored.
In Canada, the law requires that
forward-facing child restraints have a
top tether, and that the tether be
attached.
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When using the lap-shoulder belt to
secure the child restraint in this
position, follow the instructions that
came with the child restraint and the
following instructions:
1. Move the seat as far back as it
will go before securing the
forward-facing child restraint.
Move the seat upward or the
seatback to an upright position,
if needed, to get a tight
installation of the child restraint.
When the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger frontal
airbag and knee airbag, the off
indicator on the passenger airbag
status indicator should light and
stay lit when the vehicle is
started. See Passenger Airbag
Status Indicator 0 139.
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 on
the buckle, away from the child
restraint system, so that the
safety belt could be quickly
unbuckled if necessary.
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7. Before placing a child in the
child restraint, make sure it is
securely held in place. To check,
grasp the child restraint at the
safety belt path and attempt to
move it side to side and back
and forth. When the child
restraint is properly installed,
there should be no more than
2.5 cm (1 in) of movement.
5. Pull the shoulder belt all the way
out of the retractor to set the
lock. When the retractor lock is
set, the belt can be tightened but
not pulled out of the retractor.
6. To tighten the belt, push down
on the child restraint, pull the
shoulder portion of the belt to
tighten the lap portion of the
belt, and feed the shoulder belt
back into the retractor. When
installing a forward-facing child
restraint, it may be helpful to use
your knee to push down on the
child restraint as you tighten
the belt.
Try to pull the belt out of the
retractor to make sure the
retractor is locked. If the
retractor is not locked, repeat
Steps 5 and 6.
If the airbags are off, the off indicator
in the passenger airbag status
indicator will come on and stay on
when the vehicle is started.
If a child restraint has been installed
and the on indicator is lit, see “If the
On Indicator Is Lit for a Child
Restraint” under Passenger Sensing
System 0 89.
To remove the child restraint,
unbuckle the vehicle safety belt and
let it return to the stowed position.
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Storage
Storage Compartments
Glove Box
{ Warning
Storage Compartments
Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Panel Storage . . . . . . . .
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Armrest Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center Console Storage . . . . . . . . . .
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113
113
113
114
114
114
Additional Storage Features
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Do not store heavy or sharp objects
in storage compartments. In a
crash, these objects may cause the
cover to open and could result in
injury.
Instrument Panel Storage
To open, touch the GLOVE BOX
button. Close the glove box manually.
Press to release the cover.
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Armrest Storage
Rear Storage
Center Console Storage
Press the latch to access the storage
area in the rear armrest. Press the
button to extend the cupholders.
If equipped, press the lid to access the
storage compartment in the rear
doors.
Press the button and lift to access the
storage area. There is an auxiliary jack
and USB port(s) inside. See the
infotainment manual.
Push the cupholders in to close.
If equipped, there are seat controls on
the armrest. See Rear Seats 0 73.
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Additional Storage
Features
Cargo Tie-Downs
There are cupholders in the center
console. Push and release on the
passenger side of the cover to access
the cupholders.
The cargo tie-downs can be used to
secure small loads and the
convenience net. See Convenience Net
0 115, if equipped.
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Convenience Net
The vehicle may have a convenience
net in the trunk. The net is attached
to the cargo tie-downs. Put small
loads behind the net. It can also be
positioned into an envelope to hold
smaller items inside. Do not use the
net for heavy loads.
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INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS
Instruments and
Controls
Controls
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . . .
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . .
Heated Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . .
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield Wiper/Washer . . . . . . .
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cigarette Lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ashtrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
117
118
118
118
118
120
120
121
122
124
124
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Cluster (Base
Level) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Cluster (Uplevel) . . . .
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Gauge (High Voltage) . . .
Fuel Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
124
125
128
132
132
132
132
132
133
Power Indicator Gauge
(Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Boost Gauge (Performance
Configuration Only) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge (Base
Level Cluster Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Temperature Gauge
(Performance
Configuration Only) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Coolant Temperature
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Voltmeter Gauge (Base Level
Cluster Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . .
Airbag Readiness Light . . . . . . . . . .
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light) . . . . . . . . . . .
Service Vehicle Soon Light
(Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake System Warning Light . . . .
Electric Parking Brake Light . . . . .
Service Electric Parking Brake
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) Light . . .
Vehicle Ahead Indicator . . . . . . . . .
Pedestrian Ahead Indicator . . . . . .
134
134
135
136
136
137
138
139
139
140
141
143
143
143
144
144
144
145
145
Traction Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
StabiliTrak® OFF Light . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control System (TCS)/
StabiliTrak® Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Coolant Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electric Engine Overheated Light
(Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . .
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . . .
Auto Stop Mode (Uplevel
Cluster) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Ready Light
(Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lamps On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Control Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Door Ajar Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
145
146
146
146
147
147
147
148
148
148
149
149
149
149
150
Information Displays
Power Flows (Hybrid Only) . . . . . .
Programmable Charging
(Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy Information
(Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Head-Up Display (HUD) . . . . . . . . .
150
150
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160
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Window Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Vehicle Messages
Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Voltage and Charging
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake System Messages . . . . . . . . . .
Compass Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Control Messages . . . . . . . . .
Door Ajar Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Cooling System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Power Messages . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel System Messages . . . . . . . . . . .
Key and Lock Messages . . . . . . . . . .
Lamp Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Object Detection System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Propulsion Power Messages . . . . .
Ride Control System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Airbag System Messages . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Service Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . .
Steering System Messages . . . . . . .
Starting the Vehicle Messages . . .
Tire Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission Messages . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Reminder Messages . . . . .
Vehicle Speed Messages . . . . . . . . .
Washer Fluid Messages . . . . . . . . . .
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166
167
168
168
169
169
170
170
170
171
171
Vehicle Personalization
Vehicle Personalization . . . . . . . . . . 178
Universal Remote System
Universal Remote System . . . . . . . . 187
Universal Remote System
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Universal Remote System
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
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Controls
Steering Wheel Adjustment
Power Tilt and Telescoping Steering
Wheel
172
174
175
175
175
176
176
176
177
177
177
178
178
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Press the control to move the tilt and
telescoping steering wheel up and
down or forward and rearward.
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving.
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Steering Wheel Controls
The infotainment system can be
operated by using the steering wheel
controls. See "Steering Wheel
Controls" in the infotainment manual.
Horn
Press a on the steering wheel pad to
sound the horn.
Windshield Wiper/Washer
Heated Steering Wheel
With the ignition in ACC/ACCESSORY
or ON/RUN, move the windshield
wiper lever up or down to select the
wiper speed.
HI : Use for fast wipes.
( : If equipped with a heated steering
wheel, press to turn on or off. An
indicator next to the button is lit
when the feature is turned on.
The steering wheel takes about
three minutes to start heating.
LO : Use for slow wipes.
AUTO : Use this setting for
intermittent wipes when Rainsense™
is disabled, or for Rainsense wipes
when it is enabled. For intermittent
wipes, move the lever up to AUTO,
then turn the band on the wiper lever
up for more frequent wipes or down
for less frequent wipes. If Rainsense is
enabled, see “Rainsense™” later in this
section.
If the windshield wipers are in use
while driving, the exterior lamps come
on automatically if the exterior lamp
control is in AUTO. The transition
time for the lamps coming on varies
based on wiper speed. See “Lights On
with Wipers” under Automatic
Headlamp System 0 193.
OFF : Use to turn the wipers off.
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1X : For a single wipe, briefly move
the wiper lever down. For several
wipes, hold the wiper lever down.
carefully loosen or thaw them.
Damaged blades should be replaced.
See Wiper Blade Replacement 0 334.
Keep this area of the windshield clear
of debris to allow for best system
performance.
f : Pull the windshield wiper lever
Heavy snow or ice can overload the
wiper motor.
AUTO : If Rainsense is enabled, move
the windshield wiper lever to AUTO.
Turn the band on the wiper lever to
adjust the sensitivity.
toward you to spray windshield
washer fluid and activate the wipers.
The wipers will continue until the
lever is released or the maximum
wash time is reached. When the
windshield wiper lever is released,
additional wipes may occur depending
on how long the windshield washer
had been activated. See Washer Fluid
0 329 for information on filling the
windshield washer fluid reservoir.
{ Warning
In freezing weather, do not use the
washer until the windshield is
warmed. Otherwise the washer fluid
can form ice on the windshield,
blocking your vision.
Wiper Parking
If the ignition is put in OFF while the
wipers are on LO, HI, or AUTO with
Rainsense disabled, they will
immediately stop.
If the windshield wiper lever is then
moved to OFF before the driver door is
opened or within 10 minutes after the
ignition is off, the wipers will restart
and move to the base of the
windshield.
If the ignition is put in OFF while the
wipers are performing wipes due to
windshield washing or Rainsense, the
wipers continue to run until they
reach the base of the windshield.
Rainsense™
Clear snow and ice from the wiper
blades and windshield before using
them. If frozen to the windshield,
With Rainsense, a sensor near the top
center of the windshield detects the
amount of water on the windshield
and controls the sensitivity of the
windshield wiper.
.
Turn the band up for more
sensitivity to moisture.
.
Turn the band down for less
sensitivity to moisture.
.
Move the windshield wiper lever
out of the AUTO position to
deactivate Rainsense.
To enable or disable this feature, see
“Rainsense Wipers” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
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Wiper Arm Assembly Protection
When using an automatic car wash,
move the windshield wiper lever to
OFF. This disables the automatic
Rainsense windshield wipers.
With Rainsense, if the transmission is
in N (Neutral) and the vehicle speed is
very slow, the wipers will
automatically stop at the base of the
windshield.
The wiper operations return to normal
when the transmission is no longer in
N (Neutral) or the vehicle speed has
increased.
Rear Camera Mirror Washer
If equipped, push the windshield
wiper lever forward to spray washer
fluid on the rear camera mirror. The
lever returns to its starting position
when released. See Rear Camera
Mirror 0 57.
Compass
The vehicle may have a compass
display on the Driver Information
Center (DIC). The compass receives its
heading and other information from
the Global Positioning System (GPS)
antenna, StabiliTrak®, and vehicle
speed information.
The compass system is designed to
operate for a certain number of miles
or degrees of turn before needing a
signal from the GPS satellites. When
the compass display shows CAL, drive
the vehicle for a short distance in an
open area where it can receive a GPS
signal. The compass system will
automatically determine when a GPS
signal is restored and provide a
heading again. See Compass Messages
0 168 for the messages that may be
displayed for the compass.
Clock
The infotainment system controls are
used to access the time and date
settings through the menu system.
See “Home Page” in the infotainment
manual for information about how to
use the menu system.
Setting the Clock
Time
To set the time:
1. From the Home Page, touch the
SETTINGS screen button, then
touch Time and Date.
2. Touch Set Time, then touch + or
− to increase or decrease hours
or minutes, and change AM
or PM.
3. Touch 12-24 Hr for a 12 or
24 hour clock.
4. Touch 0 to go back to the
previous menu.
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Date
To set the date:
1. Touch the SETTINGS screen
button, then touch Time
and Date.
2. Touch Set Date, then touch + or
− to increase or decrease month,
day, or year.
3. Touch 0 to go back to the
previous menu.
Auto Set
When on, the time and date will
automatically update.
To set auto set:
1. Touch the SETTINGS screen
button, then touch Time
and Date.
2. Touch Set Time or Set Date.
3. Touch Auto Set, then select
On-Cell Network or Off-Manual
to manually set the time
and date.
4. Touch 0 to go back to the
previous menu.
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If auto set is on, the time displayed on
the clock may not update immediately
when driving into a new time zone.
Clock Display
When on, the digital clock will display
on the infotainment screen.
To set the clock display:
1. Touch the SETTINGS screen
button, then touch Time
and Date.
2. Touch Clock Display, then select
Off or On.
3. Touch 0 to go back to the
previous menu.
Power Outlets
Power Outlet 12-Volt Direct
Current
The 12-volt accessory power outlet
can be used to plug in electrical
equipment, such as a cell phone or
MP3 player. The vehicle may have an
accessory power outlet on the rear
seat trim panel (gasoline and hybrid)
and inside the trunk (hybrid only).
1. Power Outlet 110V/120V
Alternating Current
2. Power Outlet 12-Volt Direct
Current
Lift the cover to access the accessory
power outlet.
Certain accessory power plugs may
not be compatible with the accessory
power outlet and could overload
vehicle or adapter fuses. If a problem
is experienced, see your dealer.
When adding electrical equipment, be
sure to follow the proper installation
instructions included with the
equipment. See Add-On Electrical
Equipment 0 304.
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Caution
Hanging heavy equipment from the
power outlet can cause damage not
covered by the vehicle warranty.
The power outlets are designed for
accessory power plugs only, such as
cell phone charge cords.
Always unplug electrical equipment
when not in use and do not plug in
equipment that exceeds the maximum
20 amp rating.
Power Outlet 110V/120V Alternating
Current
If equipped with this power outlet on
the rear seat trim panel, it can be
used to plug in electrical equipment
that uses a maximum limit of 400
watts.
An indicator light on the outlet turns
on to show it is in use. The light
comes on when the ignition is in ON/
RUN, equipment requiring less than
400 watts is plugged into the outlet,
and no system fault is detected.
The indicator light does not come on
when the ignition is in LOCK/OFF or if
the equipment is not fully seated into
the outlet.
If equipment is connected using more
than 400 watts or a system fault is
detected, a protection circuit shuts off
the power supply and the indicator
light turns off. To reset the circuit,
unplug the item and plug it back in or
turn the Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) off and then back on. See
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) 0 232.
The power restarts when equipment
using 400 watts or less is plugged into
the outlet and a system fault is not
detected.
The power outlet is not designed for
the following and may not work
properly if this equipment is
plugged in:
. Equipment with high initial peak
wattage, such as
compressor-driven refrigerators or
electric power tools.
.
Other equipment requiring an
extremely stable power supply,
such as microcomputer-controlled
electric blankets or touch sensor
lamps.
.
Medical equipment.
Wireless Charging
The vehicle may have wireless
charging in the storage under the
armrest. The system wirelessly
charges one PMA or Qi compatible
mobile device.
To check for phone or other device
compatibility:
. In the U.S., see my.cadillac.com/
learn.
. In Canada, see gmtotalconnect.ca.
.
Or, see your dealer for details.
{ Warning
Wireless charging can affect the
operation of an implanted
pacemaker or other medical devices.
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Warning (Continued)
Warning (Continued)
If you have one, it is recommended
to consult with your doctor before
using the wireless charging system.
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.
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) 0 232.
The operating temperature is −20 °C
(−4 °F) to 60 °C (140 °F) for the
charging system and 0 °C (32 °F) to
35 °C (95 °F) for the phone.
{ Warning
Remove all metal objects from the
charging pad before charging your
mobile device. Metal objects, such
as coins, keys, rings, or paper clips,
between the phone and charging
pad will become very hot. On the
rare occasion that the charging
(Continued)
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.
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2. Place the mobile device face up
on the @ symbol on the
charging pad and align it to the
left wall of the charging bin.
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.
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Cigarette Lighter
Ashtrays
If equipped, there is a cigarette lighter
inside the center console storage area.
If equipped, there are front and rear
ashtrays.
To use the cigarette lighter, push it in
all the way, and let go. When it is
ready, it will pop back out by itself.
Caution
Holding a cigarette lighter in while
it is heating does not let the lighter
back away from the heating
element when it is hot. Damage
from overheating can occur to the
lighter or heating element, or a fuse
could be blown. Do not hold a
cigarette lighter in while it is
heating.
Caution
If papers, pins, or other flammable
items are put in the ashtray, hot
cigarettes or other smoking
materials could ignite them and
possibly damage the vehicle. Never
put flammable items in the ashtray.
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.
Some warning lights come on briefly
when the engine is started to indicate
they are working. When one of the
warning lights comes on and stays on
while driving, or when one of the
gauges shows there may be a problem,
check the section that explains what
to do. Waiting to do repairs can be
costly and even dangerous.
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Instrument Cluster (Base Level)
English Standard Theme Shown, Metric Similar
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Cluster Menu
Audio
Navigation
There is an interactive display area in
the center of the instrument cluster.
Press SEL to select the Audio app,
then press T to enter the Audio
menu. In the Audio menu browse for
music, select from the favorites,
or change the audio source. Use y or
z to change the station or go to the
next or previous track.
Press SEL to select the Navigation
app, then press T to enter the
Navigation menu. If there is no active
route, you can resume the last route
and turn the voice prompts on/off.
If there is an active route, press SEL
to cancel or resume route guidance or
turn the voice prompts on or off.
Use the right steering wheel control to
open and scroll through the different
items and displays.
Press S to access the cluster
applications. Use y or z to scroll
through the list of available
applications. Not all applications will
be available on all vehicles.
. Info App. This is where the
selected Driver Information Center
(DIC) displays can be viewed. See
Driver Information Center
(DIC) 0 160.
. Audio
.
Phone
.
Navigation
.
Settings
Phone
Press SEL to select the Phone app,
then press T to enter the Phone
menu. In the Phone menu, if there is
no active phone call, view recent calls,
or scroll through contacts. If there is
an active call, mute the phone or
switch to handset operation.
Settings
Press SEL to select the Settings app,
then press T to enter the Settings
menu. Use y or z to scroll through
items in the Settings menu.
Units : Press T while Units is
displayed to enter the Units menu.
Choose English, Imperial, or metric
units by pressing SEL while the
desired item is highlighted.
A checkmark will be displayed next to
the selected item.
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Display Themes : There are three
instrument cluster display
configurations to choose from:
Standard, Technology, and Media.
Info Pages : Press T while Info Pages
is displayed to enter the Info Pages
menu and select the items to be
displayed in the Info app. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 160.
Speed Warning : The Speed Warning
display allows the driver to set a
speed that they do not want to
exceed. To set the Speed Warning,
press T when Speed Warning is
displayed. Press y or z to adjust the
value. Press SEL to set the speed.
Once the speed is set, this feature can
be turned off by pressing SEL while
viewing this page. If the selected
speed limit is exceeded, a pop-up
warning is displayed with a chime.
Software Information : Displays open
source software information.
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Instrument Cluster (Uplevel)
English Gasoline Only Balanced Cluster Shown, Metric Similar
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The Hybrid instrument cluster
displays a preview of information that
includes electric range, charging,
odometer, and battery status. This
happens upon entry when the driver
door is opened before starting the
vehicle. This preview will dismiss after
starting the vehicle or soon after
closing the driver door.
Reconfigurable Instrument
Cluster
The cluster display layout can be
changed.
Performance Configuration (If
Equipped)
There are several screens that may
display depending on the current
charging status.
The CHARGING OVERRIDE/
INTERRUPTION OCCURRED message
may display to indicate that a
charging override or interruption has
occurred due to one or more of the
following events:
. Override of the charge settings by
the owner.
. Unintended interruption of AC
power at the vehicle's charge port.
The Performance configuration has
two interactive display zones.
Balanced Configuration
The Balanced configuration has three
interactive display zones: one in the
center of each of the gauges.
Use the five-way control on the right
side of the steering wheel to move
between the different display zones
and scroll through the different
displays.
To change the cluster configuration:
1. Find the Options page in one of
the interactive display zones on
the cluster.
2. Press SEL to enter the
Options menu.
Enhanced Configuration
The Enhanced configuration has three
interactive display zones.
3. Scroll down to highlight Display
Layout. Then press SEL to
select it.
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4. Each layout in the menu is
represented by a small preview
image of the display layout.
Scroll up or down and highlight
the selection. Press SEL to select
the desired cluster configuration.
5. Exit the Display Layout menu by
pressing S.
Cluster Application Displays
The cluster can display information
regarding Navigation, Audio, and
Phone.
Navigation
If there is no active route, a compass
will be displayed. If there is an active
route, press SEL to end route guidance
or turn the voice prompts on or off.
Audio
While the Audio application page is
displayed, press SEL to enter the
Audio menu. In the Audio menu,
search for music, select from favorites,
or change the audio source
Phone
While the Phone application page is
displayed, press SEL to enter the
Phone menu. In the Phone menu,
if there is no active phone call, view
recent calls, select from favorites,
or scroll through contacts. If there is
an active call, mute the phone or
switch to handset operation.
Cluster Options Menu
To enter the cluster Options menu:
1. Use the five-way control on the
right side of the steering wheel
to find the Options page in one
of the interactive display zones
on the cluster.
2. Press SEL on the center of the
five-way control to enter the
Options menu.
Units : Press SEL while Units is
highlighted to enter the Units menu.
Choose U.S. or metric units by
pressing SEL while the desired item is
highlighted. A checkmark will be
displayed next to the selected item.
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Info Pages : Press SEL while Info
Pages is highlighted to select the
items to be displayed in the DIC info
displays. See Driver Information Center
(DIC) 0 160.
Fav Button Options : Press SEL while
Fav Button Options is highlighted to
select between FAV Primary and SEEK
Primary. This selection allows for
configuration of the C and B
steering wheel controls. When FAV
Primary is selected, pressing C and
B will go to the next or previous
favorite and pressing and holding C
and B will seek. When SEEK Primary
is selected, pressing C and B will
seek and pressing and holding C and
B will go to the next or previous
favorite.
Display Layout : Press SEL while
Display Layout is highlighted to
change the configuration of the
cluster. See “Reconfigurable
Instrument Cluster” earlier in this
section.
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Open Source Software : Press SEL
while Open Source Software is
highlighted to display open source
software information.
Speedometer
The speedometer shows the vehicle's
speed in either kilometers per hour
(km/h) or miles per hour (mph).
Odometer
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) 0 160.
Tachometer
The tachometer displays the engine
speed in revolutions per minute (rpm).
On the base cluster, if the vehicle has
the Stop/Start system, when the
ignition is in ON/RUN, the tachometer
indicates the vehicle status. When
pointing to AUTO STOP, the engine is
off but the vehicle is on and can
move. The engine could auto start at
any time. When the indicator points
to OFF, the vehicle is off.
When the engine is on, the
tachometer will indicate the engine’s
revolutions per minute (rpm). The
tachometer may vary by several
hundred rpm’s, during Auto Stop
mode, when the engine is shutting off
and restarting.
Caution (Continued)
the vehicle warranty. Do not operate
the engine with the rpm’s in the
warning area.
Battery Gauge (High
Voltage)
A slight bump may be felt when the
transmission is determining the most
fuel efficient operating range.
Caution
If the engine is operated with the
rpm’s in the warning area at the
high end of the tachometer, the
vehicle could be damaged, and the
damage would not be covered by
(Continued)
This gauge shows the high voltage
battery charge level.
The arrow next to the battery symbol
points to the side of the vehicle the
charge port is on.
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See Plug-In Charging (Hybrid
Only) 0 282.
Fuel Gauge
Uplevel Balanced Configuration
When the ignition is on, the fuel
gauge indicates about how much fuel
is left in the tank.
Base Level Standard Theme
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.
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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.
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Power Indicator Gauge
(Hybrid Only)
Boost Gauge (Performance
Configuration Only)
English
Metric
This gauge indicates boost under
heavier throttle.
The power gauge shows the vehicle’s
total power consumption coming from
the engine and/or battery.
It displays the air pressure level in the
intake manifold before it enters the
engine's combustion chamber.
When the power indicator is green,
battery power is being regenerated.
The blue area indicates power
provided by the engine and/or battery.
The yellow area shows high power
usage. Operating the vehicle closer to
the zero power position both during
acceleration and braking will result in
higher efficiency.
The gauge is automatically centered at
zero every time the engine is started.
Actual boost is displayed from this
zero point. Changes in ambient
pressure, such as driving in mountains
and changing weather, will slightly
change the zero reading.
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Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
(Base Level Cluster Only)
Caution
English, Standard Theme
Metric, Standard Theme
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The engine oil pressure gauge shows
the engine oil pressure
in kPa (kilopascals) or psi (pounds per
square inch) when the engine is
running.
Oil pressure can vary with engine
speed, outside temperature, and oil
viscosity.
A reading outside the normal
operating range can be caused by a
dangerously low oil level or some
other problem causing low oil
pressure. Check the vehicle's oil as
soon as possible. An oil pressure
message may display. See Engine Oil
Messages 0 170 and Engine Oil 0 316.
Lack of proper engine oil
maintenance can damage the
engine. Driving with the engine oil
low can also damage the engine.
The repairs would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. Check the
oil level as soon as possible. Add oil
if required, but if the oil level is
within the operating range and the
oil pressure is still low, have the
vehicle serviced. Always follow the
maintenance schedule for changing
engine oil.
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Engine Oil Temperature
Gauge (Performance
Configuration Only)
Engine Coolant
Temperature Gauge
English
This gauge shows the engine oil
temperature.
Metric
If the gauge pointer moves into the
high end, it means that the engine oil
has overheated. If the vehicle has been
operated under normal driving
conditions, pull off the road, stop the
vehicle, and turn off the engine as
soon as possible.
See Engine Oil 0 316.
Base Level Metric Standard Theme
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Voltmeter Gauge (Base
Level Cluster Only)
Base Level English Standard Theme
Uplevel English Balanced
Configuration
This gauge measures the temperature
of the vehicle's engine coolant.
While driving under normal operating
conditions, if the needle moves into
the red area, the engine is too hot.
Pull off the road, stop the vehicle, and
turn off the engine as soon as
possible.
Uplevel Metric Balanced
Configuration
Standard Theme
When the ignition is on, this gauge
indicates the battery voltage.
When the engine is running, this
gauge shows the condition of the
charging system. The gauge can
transition from a higher to lower or a
lower to higher reading. This is
normal. If the vehicle is operating
outside the normal operating range,
the charging system light comes on.
See Charging System Light 0 140.
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Readings outside the normal operating
range can also occur when a large
number of electrical accessories are
operating in the vehicle and the
engine is left idling for an extended
period. This condition is normal since
the charging system is not able to
provide full power at engine idle. As
engine speeds are increased, this
condition should correct itself as
higher engine speeds allow the
charging system to create maximum
power.
Safety Belt Reminders
There is a driver safety belt reminder
light on the instrument cluster.
There is a passenger safety belt
reminder light near the passenger
airbag status indicator. See Passenger
Sensing System 0 89.
The vehicle can only be driven for a
short time with the readings outside
the normal operating range. If the
vehicle must be driven, turn off all
accessories, such as the radio and air
conditioner, and unplug all chargers
and accessories.
When the vehicle is started, this light
flashes and a chime may come on to
remind the driver to fasten their
safety belt. Then the light stays on
solid until the belt is buckled. This
cycle may continue several times if
the driver remains or becomes
unbuckled while the vehicle is moving.
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 driver safety belt is buckled,
neither the light nor the chime
comes on.
If the passenger safety belt is buckled,
neither the chime nor the light
comes on.
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
Passenger Safety Belt Reminder
Light
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
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turn off the reminder light and/or
chime, remove the object from the
seat or buckle the safety belt.
Airbag Readiness Light
This light shows if there is an
electrical problem with the airbag
system. The system check includes
the airbag sensor(s), the passenger
sensing system, the pretensioners, the
airbag modules, the wiring, and the
crash sensing and diagnostic module.
For more information on the airbag
system, see Airbag System 0 83.
{ 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 0 175.
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator
The airbag readiness light comes on
for several seconds when the vehicle is
started. If the light does not come on
then, have it fixed immediately.
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The vehicle has a passenger sensing
system. See Passenger Sensing System
0 89. The overhead console has a
passenger airbag status indicator.
United States
Canada
When the vehicle is started, the
passenger airbag status indicator will
light ON and OFF, or the symbol for
on and off, for several seconds as a
system check. Then, after several more
seconds, the status indicator will light
either ON or OFF, or either the on or
off symbol, to let you know the status
of the front outboard passenger
frontal airbag and knee airbag.
If the word ON or the on symbol is lit
on the passenger airbag status
indicator, it means that the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag are allowed to inflate.
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If the word OFF or the off symbol is lit
on the airbag status indicator, it
means that the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag and
knee airbag.
If, after several seconds, both status
indicator lights remain on, or if there
are no lights at all, there may be a
problem with the lights or the
passenger sensing system. See your
dealer for service.
{ Warning
If the airbag readiness light ever
comes on and stays on, it means
that something may be wrong with
the airbag system. To help avoid
injury to yourself or others, have
the vehicle serviced right away. See
Airbag Readiness Light 0 139 for
more information, including
important safety information.
Charging System Light
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.
Battery Cut-Off Light
(Hybrid Only)
On some vehicles the charging system
light comes on briefly when the
ignition is turned on, but the engine is
not running, as a check to show the
light is working. It should go out when
the engine is started. For vehicles with
a reconfigurable cluster, this light may
not come on when the ignition is
turned on.
If the light stays on, or comes on
while driving, there may be a problem
with the electrical charging system.
Have it checked by your dealer.
Driving while this light is on could
drain the battery.
When this light comes on, or is
flashing, the Driver Information
Center (DIC) also displays a message.
See Battery Voltage and Charging
Messages 0 166.
If this light comes on, the vehicle
cannot actively charge and will not be
propulsion capable. See your dealer
for service.
Battery Failed Light
(Hybrid Only)
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This light indicates a failure with the
high voltage battery. A DIC message
may display. See your dealer for
service.
Charge Cord Connected
(Hybrid Only)
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
(Check Engine Light)
This light is part of the vehicle’s
emission control on-board diagnostic
system. If this light is on while the
engine is running, a malfunction has
been detected and the vehicle may
require service. The light should come
on to show that it is working when
the ignition is in Service Only Mode.
See Ignition Positions 0 225.
Caution
If the vehicle is driven continually
with this light on, the emission
control system may not work as
well, the fuel economy may be
lower, and the vehicle may not run
smoothly. This could lead to costly
repairs that might not be covered
by the vehicle warranty.
Caution
This light comes on when a charge
cord is connected to the vehicle.
Battery Charging Light
(Hybrid Only)
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.
This light comes on when the high
voltage battery is charging.
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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 0 306.
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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 0 297. The
diagnostic system can detect if the
adapter has been left installed in
the vehicle, allowing fuel to
evaporate into the atmosphere.
A few driving trips with the
adapter removed may turn off the
light.
.
Poor fuel quality can cause
inefficient engine operation and
poor driveability, which may go
away once the engine is warmed
up. If this occurs, change the fuel
brand. It may require at least one
full tank of the proper fuel to turn
the light off. See Fuel 0 295.
If the light remains on, see your
dealer.
Emissions Inspection and
Maintenance Programs
If the vehicle requires an Emissions
Inspection/Maintenance test, the test
equipment will likely connect to the
vehicle's Data Link Connector (DLC).
The DLC is under the instrument
panel to the left of the steering wheel.
Connecting devices that are not used
to perform an Emissions Inspection/
Maintenance test or to service the
vehicle may affect vehicle operation.
See Add-On Electrical Equipment 0 304.
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 Service
Only Mode.
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.
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
{ Warning
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.
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.
If the warning light comes on, there is
a brake problem. Have the brake
system inspected right away.
Electric Parking Brake
Light
Service Vehicle Soon Light
(Hybrid Only)
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.
This light comes on if a condition
exists with the propulsion system.
If the light comes on, take the vehicle
to your dealer for service as soon as
possible.
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If the light comes on and stays on,
there is a brake problem.
Metric
English
This light comes on when the parking
brake is applied. If the light continues
flashing after the parking brake is
released, or while driving, there is a
problem with the Electric Parking
Brake system or another system.
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A message may also display in the
Driver Information Center (DIC). See
Brake System Messages 0 167.
If the light does not come on,
or remains flashing, see your dealer.
Service Electric Parking
Brake Light
If this light stays on, the vehicle
should be taken to a dealer as soon as
possible. See Electric Parking Brake
0 243. If a message displays in the
Driver Information Center (DIC), see
Brake System Messages 0 167.
Antilock Brake System
(ABS) Warning Light
If the ABS light is the only light on,
the vehicle has regular brakes, but the
antilock brakes are not functioning.
If both the ABS and the brake system
warning light are on, the vehicle's
antilock brakes are not functioning
and there is a problem with the
regular brakes. See your dealer for
service.
See Brake System Warning Light 0 143
and Brake System Messages 0 167.
Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
Light
On some vehicles the service electric
parking brake light should come on
briefly when the vehicle is in ON/
RUN. If it does not come on, have it
fixed so it will be ready to warn if
there is a problem. For vehicles with
the reconfigurable cluster, this light
may not come on when the vehicle is
in ON/RUN.
This light comes on briefly when the
engine is started.
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.
For some vehicles, this light comes on
briefly while starting the vehicle. If it
does not come on, have the vehicle
serviced.
For vehicles with the uplevel cluster,
this light may not come on when
starting the vehicle.
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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) 0 279.
Vehicle Ahead Indicator
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System 0 268.
Pedestrian Ahead Indicator
dealer. If the system is working
normally, the indicator light then
turns off. For vehicles with a
reconfigurable cluster, this light is in
the display area and it may not come
on when the ignition is turned on.
The traction off light comes on when
the Traction Control System (TCS) has
been turned off by pressing and
releasing the TCS/StabiliTrak button.
If equipped, this indicator will display
amber when a nearby pedestrian is
detected directly in front of the
vehicle.
See Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB)
System 0 272.
Traction Off Light
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.
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This light comes on briefly while
starting the engine. If it does not,
have the vehicle serviced by your
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 0 248.
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StabiliTrak® OFF Light
Traction Control System
(TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
See Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 248.
Engine Coolant
Temperature Warning Light
This light comes on briefly while
starting the engine. If it does not,
have the vehicle serviced by your
dealer.
This light comes on when the
StabiliTrak system is turned off.
If StabiliTrak is off, the Traction
Control System (TCS) is also off.
If StabiliTrak and TCS are off, the
system does not assist in controlling
the vehicle. Turn on the TCS and the
StabiliTrak systems, and the warning
light turns off.
See Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 248.
This light comes on briefly when the
engine is started.
If the light does not come on, have
the vehicle serviced by your dealer.
If the system is working normally, the
indicator light turns off.
If the light is on and not flashing, the
TCS and potentially the StabiliTrak
system have been disabled. A Driver
Information Center (DIC) message
may display. Check the DIC messages
to determine which feature(s) is no
longer functioning and whether the
vehicle requires service. See Ride
Control System Messages 0 175.
If the light is on and flashing, the TCS
and/or the StabiliTrak system is
actively working.
On some vehicles this light comes on
briefly while starting the vehicle. If it
does not, have the vehicle serviced by
the dealer. If the system is working
normally the indicator light goes off.
For vehicles with the reconfigurable
cluster, this light may not come on
when starting the vehicle.
Caution
The engine coolant temperature
warning light indicates that the
vehicle has overheated. Driving with
this light on can damage the engine
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Tire Pressure Light
If this happens pull over and turn off
the engine as soon as possible. See
Engine Overheating 0 327.
Electric Engine Overheated
Light (Hybrid Only)
This light indicates the electric motor
is overheated. Propulsion power will
be reduced. The DIC message
PROPULSION POWER IS REDUCED
may display. See your dealer for
service.
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 0 356.
and it may not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. See Engine
Overheating 0 327.
The engine coolant temperature
warning light comes on when the
engine has overheated.
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For vehicles with the Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS), this light
comes on briefly when the engine is
started. It provides information about
tire pressures and the TPMS.
When the Light Is On Steady
This indicates that one or more of the
tires are significantly underinflated.
A Driver Information Center (DIC) tire
pressure message may also display.
See Tire Messages 0 177. Stop as soon
as possible, and inflate the tires to the
pressure value shown on the Tire and
Loading Information label. See Tire
Pressure 0 353.
Engine Oil Pressure Light
Caution
Lack of proper engine oil
maintenance can damage the
engine. Driving with the engine oil
low can also damage the engine.
The repairs would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. Check the
oil level as soon as possible. Add oil
if required, but if the oil level is
within the operating range and the
oil pressure is still low, have the
vehicle serviced. Always follow the
maintenance schedule for changing
engine oil.
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reconfigurable cluster, this light is in
the display area and may not come on
when the ignition is turned on.
This light should come on briefly as
the engine is started. If it does not
come on, have the vehicle serviced by
your dealer.
If the light comes on and stays on, it
means that oil is not flowing through
the engine properly. The vehicle could
be low on oil and might have some
other system problem. See your dealer.
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.
Auto Stop Mode (Uplevel
Cluster)
On some vehicles the immobilizer
light should come on briefly as the
engine is started. If it does not come
on, have the vehicle serviced by your
dealer. If the system is working
normally, the indicator light turns off.
For vehicles with the reconfigurable
cluster, this light may not come on
when the engine is started.
This light comes on when the engine
is in an Auto Stop.
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 54.
Low Fuel Warning Light
See Starting the Engine (Gasoline Only)
0 227 or Starting the Engine (Hybrid
Only) 0 229.
This light is near the fuel gauge and
comes on briefly when the ignition is
turned on as a check to show it is
working. For vehicles with a
Security Light
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Vehicle Ready Light
(Hybrid Only)
The vehicle ready light comes on
whenever the vehicle is ready to be
driven.
IntelliBeam® Light
Cruise Control Light
This light comes on when the
IntelliBeam system, if equipped, is
enabled.
The cruise control light is white when
the cruise control is on and ready, and
turns green when the cruise control is
set and active.
See Exterior Lamp Controls 0 191.
High-Beam On Light
Lamps On Reminder
This light comes on when the
high-beam headlamps are in use.
This light comes on when the exterior
lamps are in use. See Exterior Lamp
Controls 0 191.
See Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer 0 193.
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See Cruise Control 0 251.
Adaptive Cruise Control Light
This light is white when the Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC, if equipped) is on
and ready, and turns green when the
ACC is set and active. See Adaptive
Cruise Control 0 253.
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Door Ajar Light
Information Displays
Power Flows (Hybrid Only)
To view the Power Flow screens in the
infotainment display, touch [ on
the Home screen or on the
Application Tray on the top of the
infotainment system touch screen.
Then touch FLOW at the bottom of
the touch screen.
For vehicles equipped with this light,
it comes on when a door is open or
not securely latched. Before driving,
check that all doors are properly
closed. See Door Ajar Messages 0 169
for more information.
The Power Flow screens indicate the
current system operating condition.
The screens show the energy flow
between the engine, generator, and
high voltage battery. These
components will be highlighted when
they are active.
Programmable Charging
(Hybrid Only)
Important Information About
Portable Electric Vehicle Charging
. Charging an electric vehicle can
stress a building’s electrical
system more than a typical
household appliance.
. Before you plug in to any electrical
outlet, have a qualified electrician
inspect and verify the electrical
system (electrical outlet, wiring,
junctions, and protection devices)
for heavy-duty service at a 12 amp
continuous load.
. Electrical outlets may wear out
with normal usage or be damaged
over time, making them unsuitable
for electric vehicle charging.
. Check the electrical outlet/plug
while charging and discontinue
use if the electrical outlet/plug is
hot, then have the electrical outlet
serviced by a qualified electrician.
. When outdoors, plug into an
electrical outlet that is
weather-proof while in use.
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.
Mount the charging cord to reduce
strain on the electrical outlet/plug.
{ Danger
Improper use of portable electric
vehicle charge cords may cause a
fire, electrical shock, or burns, and
may result in damage to property,
serious injury, or death.
. Do not use extension cords,
multi-outlet power strips,
splitters, grounding adaptors,
surge protectors, or similar
devices.
. Do not use an electrical outlet
that is worn or damaged,
or will not hold the plug
firmly in place.
. Do not use an electrical outlet
that is not properly grounded.
. Do not use an electrical outlet
that is on a circuit with other
electrical loads.
See the charge cord user guide.
Programmable Charge Modes
This vehicle has three programmable
charge modes. To view the current
charge mode status in the
infotainment display, touch [ in
the infotainment display and then
touch CHARGING at the bottom of
the touch screen.
The Charge Start and Charge
Complete time estimates are also
displayed on the screen. These
estimates are most accurate when the
vehicle is plugged in and in moderate
temperature conditions. Also, to get
an accurate time estimate, the vehicle
uses an internal clock for
programmable charging, not the clock
in the infotainment display.
Charge Mode Status
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Immediately : The vehicle starts
charging as soon as it is connected to
an electrical outlet. See Plug-In
Charging (Hybrid Only) 0 282.
Delay Charge Based on Departure
Time : The vehicle estimates the
charging start time considering the
programmed departure time for the
current day of the week. Charging
begins at the start time and is
complete by the departure time only if
sufficient time is allowed after the
charge cord is plugged in.
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“Off-Peak” rates only, then the vehicle
will start charging immediately upon
plug-in.
Charge Limit Selection
Delay (Electric Rate and Departure
Time) : The vehicle estimates the
charging start time based on the
utility rate schedule, utility rate
preference, and the programmed
departure time for the current day of
the week. The vehicle will charge
during the least expensive rate periods
to achieve a full battery charge by the
departure time. Electrical rate
information from the utility company
for the charging location is required
for this mode.
Also, if the selected electric rate
settings result in a very long charge
completion time, the vehicle will start
charging immediately upon plug-in.
For example, if the electric rate table
is set up with all “Peak” rates and the
rate preference is to charge during
The Charge Limit Preference setting
allows the customer to select their
vehicle’s charge level so it matches the
capability of their charging location.
If the vehicle consistently stops
charging after plugging in, or if a
circuit breaker continues to trip,
reducing to a lower Charge Limit
Preference may resolve the issue.
.
Maximum: Limits AC current to
12 amps
.
Reduced: Limits AC current to
8 amps
Exact current levels may vary from
the values shown in this manual.
Check the vehicle for the current
available levels.
The Charge Limit Preference setting
can be changed at any time while the
infotainment display is operable.
For some vehicles, the Charge Limit
Preference must be updated prior to
the vehicle being charged and the
Charge Limit Preference will reset to a
default value when the vehicle is
shifted from P (Park).
{ Warning
The Charge Limit Preference should be
configured to match the electrical
current rating for the electrical outlet
that the charge cord is connected to.
The Charge Limit Preference
settings are:
Using a charge level that exceeds
the electrical circuit or electrical
outlet capacity may start a fire or
damage the electrical circuit. Use
the lowest charge level until a
qualified electrician inspects the
electrical circuit capacity. Use the
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lowest charge level if the electrical
circuit or electrical outlet capacity
is not known.
Charge Mode Selection
From the Charge Mode Status screen,
touch Charge Mode.
Select one option:
. Immediate Charge upon Plug In.
. Delay Charge Based on
Departure Time.
. Delay Charge Based on Electric
Rates and Departure Time.
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Departure Time Entry
Charge Rate Information
From the Delay Charge Mode Status
screen, touch Next Planned Departure
to change the departure time for each
day of the week to match your
personal schedule.
From the Delayed (Electric Rate and
Departure Time) Charge Mode Status
screen, touch Charge Rate
Information.
It is recommended to have the vehicle
unplugged while editing
departure time.
1. Touch the day to change.
2. Touch + or − to change the hours
and minutes.
3. Touch + or − to change AM
or PM.
4. Touch 0 to store changes and
return to the previous screen.
Select one of the following:
. Charge Completion:
EarliestPossible/Latest Possible.
. Electric Rate Schedule.
.
Charge Rate Preference.
Earliest or Latest Completion Time
If the vehicle calculates that the cost
would be the same for various charge
modes based on the charge rates
selected, select to finish the charge at
the earliest possible time or the latest
possible time. Use the Earliest setting
to charge as soon as possible if there
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Mid-Peak rate periods only and
will select when to charge to
minimize the total cost of the
charge.
is a planned departure prior to the
scheduled departure time. Use the
Latest setting to optimize energy
usage.
Charge Rate Preference Selection
From the Charge Rate Information
screen, touch Charge Rate Preference.
Touch one of the following options to
select the Charge Rate Preference:
. Charge during Peak, Mid-Peak, and
Off-Peak Rates: The vehicle can
charge during any rate period to
satisfy the next planned departure
time. However, it will select when
to charge to minimize the total
cost of the charge.
. Charge during Mid-Peak and
Off-Peak Rates: The vehicle will
charge during Off-Peak and/or
.
Charge during Off-Peak Rates: The
vehicle will only charge during
Off-Peak rate periods.
Charging begins at the start time and
is complete by the departure time
only if sufficient time is allowed after
the charge cord is plugged in. For
example, if the vehicle is plugged in
for only one hour prior to the
departure time, and the battery is
completely discharged, the vehicle will
not be fully charged by the departure
time regardless of the rate selection.
Also, if the selected electric rate
settings result in a very long charge
completion time, the vehicle will start
charging immediately upon plug-in.
For example, if the electric rate table
is set up with all Peak rates and the
rate preference is to charge during
Off-Peak rates only, then the vehicle
will start charging immediately upon
plug-in.
Electric Rate Plan Selection
Electric rates, or cost per unit, may
vary based on time, weekday/weekend,
and season. During the day when the
demand for electricity is high, the
rates are usually higher and called
Peak rates. At night when the demand
for electricity is low, the rates are
usually lower and called Off-Peak
rates. In some areas, a Mid-Peak rate
is offered.
Contact the utility company to obtain
the rate schedule for your area. The
summer and winter start dates must
be established to use a summer/winter
schedule.
From the Charge Rate Information
screen, touch Electric Rate Schedule.
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To edit the Summer/Winter Schedule:
1. Select Summer/Winter for the
Rate Schedule Type.
2. Touch Edit Electric Rate
Schedule.
1. Touch Summer.
2. Touch + or − to set the month
and day for the start of summer.
3. Touch Winter.
To edit the Yearly Schedule:
1. Select Yearly for the Rate
Schedule Type.
2. Touch Edit Electric Rate
Schedule.
Summer/Winter Schedule Start Date
Entering
From the Edit Electric Rate Schedule
screen, touch Edit Summer/Winter
Start Dates.
4. Touch + or − to set the month
and day for the start of winter.
5. Touch Edit Summer Schedule or
Edit Winter Schedule to edit the
daily electric rate schedule.
Electric Rate Schedule Editing
From the Edit Electric Rate Schedule
screen, select Weekday Schedule or
Weekend Schedule.
1. Touch Weekday or Weekend.
2. Select the row to be changed.
. Weekdays are Monday
through Friday and use the
same rate schedule.
. Weekends are Saturday and
Sunday and use the same
rate schedule.
Both weekday and weekend schedules
must be set. The rate schedule only
applies for a 24-hour period, starting
at 12:00 AM and ending at 12:00 AM.
There can be five rate changes for
each day; not all must be used.
The finish times must be consecutive.
If a finish time does not follow a start
time, the error message displays “An
invalid entry was found in the data
entered. Please re-enter data.”
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Electric Rate Finish Time Editing
It is recommended to have the vehicle
unplugged while editing electric rate
finish time. From the Edit (Summer,
Winter, or Yearly) Electric Rate
Schedule screen, touch Edit next to
the row to change.
Temporary Charge Mode
Override and Cancel
Programmed Delayed Charge Modes
can be temporarily overridden to an
Immediate Charge Mode for one
charge cycle. Also, the next planned
departure time can be temporarily
overridden for one charge cycle. In
addition to the in-vehicle overrides via
the infotainment display, there are
other ways to temporarily override a
Delayed Charge Mode. See Plug-In
Charging (Hybrid Only) 0 282.
Temporary Override of a Delayed
Charge Mode
1. Touch + or − to adjust the time.
2. Touch Off-Peak, Mid-Peak,
or Peak to select the electric rate.
3. Touch
0 j to store changes.
Only the finish time can be edited.
The start time is automatically
populated in the rate table.
Electric Rate Schedule Viewing
From the Select Electric Rate Plan
screen, touch View (Summer, Winter,
or Yearly) Schedule.
2. Touch Charge Immediately Upon
Plug In to temporarily override
to an Immediate Charge Mode.
The Temporary Charge Mode Status
screen will automatically display the
revised charge complete time.
To temporarily override a Delayed
Charge Mode to Immediate Charge
Mode from inside the vehicle:
1. Touch Temporary Override
Options on the main charging
screen.
To cancel the temporary override,
touch Cancel Temporary Override
Setting on the Temporary Override
Options screen. Or, from the main
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charging screen, touch the X on the
far right side of the Charge Mode
button.
Temporary Override of the Next
Planned Departure Time
It is recommended to have the vehicle
unplugged while editing
departure time.
To temporarily override the Next
Planned Departure Time from inside
the vehicle:
1. Touch Temporary Override
Options on the main charging
screen.
3. Touch + or – to change the Next
Departure Time.
4. Touch 0 j to confirm a
temporary override of the Next
Planned Departure Time.
The Temporary Charge Mode Status
screen will automatically display the
revised charge complete time.
The Temporary Departure Time can
only be updated for the same day as
the original Next Planned Departure
Time. Also, the vehicle will not accept
a Temporary Departure Time that is
before the present time of day.
2. Touch Next Departure Time.
To cancel the temporary override of
the Next Planned Departure Time:
. From the Temporary Override
Options screen, touch Cancel
Temporary Override Setting.
.
From the main charging screen,
touch the X on the right side of
the respective override text. When
you override to an immediate
charge mode, the X will be on the
far right side of the Charge Mode
button. When you override the
departure time of either delayed
charge mode, the X will be on the
far right side of the Next Planned
Departure button.
Location Based Charging
This feature allows charging settings
to be customized when the vehicle is
at home or away from home. The
charge mode and charge level
preference will update based on
vehicle location. The charging
customization settings will be the
saved home profile settings at home
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and Charge Immediate when away
from home. Dashes will display on the
screen when GPS is unavailable.
Using Location Based Charging
To use location based charging, a
home location must first be stored. To
store a home location:
1. From the Home screen, touch
Settings.
2. Touch Vehicle.
3. Touch Energy Settings.
4. Touch Location Based Charging.
5. Touch Set Home Location.
6. A pop-up will confirm the setting
and the compass will be lit. In
addition, the Set Home Location
will change to Update Home
Location.
To turn location based charging on
or off:
1. Follow Steps 1–4 under “Using
Location Based Charging” to get
to the Location Based Charging
screen.
2. Touch ON or OFF to turn the
system on or off.
Updating Home Location
To update the home location:
Charging Interrupted or
Overridden Pop-Up
1. Follow Steps 1–4 under “Using
Location Based Charging” to get
to the Location Based Charging
screen.
2. Choose Update Home Location.
3. Choose:
Update : Use when the vehicle is
parked in a new location.
Cancel : Use to cancel this operation
and make no changes.
Remove : Use to remove the stored
home location from the vehicle. This
will turn the feature off because there
will be no home location stored.
Expiration : Use to store the charge
level preference at the home location
for up to 90 days. After 90 days, a
notification will display on the screen
and the charge level preference will
need to be reset for the next 90 days.
The Charging Interrupted or
Overridden pop-up will appear if any
of the following conditions occur:
. The charging settings have been
modified via OnStar through the
website or the Mobile App. For
example, the Departure Time
Tables, the Rate Tables, or the
Charge Mode were updated using
the customer website (available in
select regions).
. There was an unintended loss of
AC power during the plug-in
charge event. For example, there
was a power outage or the charge
cord was unplugged from the wall.
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.
The charge process was
interrupted by the utility company
via OnStar as authorized by the
vehicle owner (available in select
regions).
See Utility Interruption of Charging
(Hybrid Only) 0 293.
Programmable Charging
Disabled
A message displays if the vehicle is
not able to charge.
Energy Information
(Hybrid Only)
To view the Energy Usage and Energy
Details, touch [ on the
infotainment display and then touch
INFO at the bottom of the touch
screen. Touch S or T to switch
between the screens.
Energy Usage
When the Programmable Charging
system is disabled, the Default Charge
Mode Status screen and the pop-up
will display “- -:- -” for the Charge
Complete Time. The Programmable
Charging system will be disabled if the
Charge Complete Time cannot be
confidently estimated. If the
Programmable Charging system is
consistently disabled, see your dealer.
The Energy Usage screen displays
information for the total of all drive
cycles since the last time the high
voltage battery was fully charged. This
includes:
. Distance traveled in Electric Mode
.
Distance traveled in Engine
Power Mode
.
Total distance traveled
.
Electric energy used from the
battery
.
Total fuel used
.
Average fuel economy
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The electric equivalent to fuel
economy is MPGe. Touch MPGe on
the screen to view. When dashes are
displayed, the maximum limits to
some values have been reached.
The circle graph displays
the percentage of distance traveled
using Electric Mode versus Engine
Power Mode. The Energy Usage
information will also appear
automatically on power off when
Retained Accessory Power is active.
This pop-up can be disabled. See
“Energy Summary Pop-up” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
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Energy Details
Consumption History
Driver Information
Center (DIC)
The DIC is displayed in the
instrument cluster. It shows the status
of many vehicle systems.
The Energy Details screen displays
how energy was used since the last
time the high voltage battery was fully
charged. It includes Driving and
Accessories, Climate Settings, and
Battery Conditioning. The circle graph
displays these percentages. The total
energy used displays at the bottom of
the screen.
The energy history graph shows the
average fuel economy over the last 50
km or 50 mi.
Touch RESET to clear the
history data.
The Present bar provides the average
fuel economy for the present 5 km
or mi.
y or z : Move SEL up or down to
go to the previous or next selection.
S or T : Press to move between the
interactive display zones in the
cluster. Press S to go back to the
previous menu.
SEL : Press to open a menu or select a
menu item. Press and hold to reset
values on certain screens.
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DIC Information Display Options
The info displays on the DIC can be
turned on or off through the
Settings menu.
1. Press SEL while viewing the
Settings page in one of the
interactive display zones on the
cluster.
2. Scroll to Info Pages and
press SEL.
3. Press y or z to move through
the list of possible info displays.
4. Press SEL while an item is
highlighted to select or deselect
that item. When an item is
selected, a checkmark will appear
next to it.
DIC Information Displays
The following is the list of all possible
DIC information displays. Some of the
information displays may not be
available for your particular vehicle.
Speed (Base Cluster) : Shows the
vehicle speed in either kilometers per
hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph).
Trip 1 or Trip 2 (Base Cluster) / Trip
1 or Trip 2 and Average Fuel
Economy (Uplevel Cluster) : The Trip
display shows the current distance
traveled, in either kilometers (km) or
miles (mi), since the trip odometer
was last reset. The trip odometer can
be reset by pressing and holding SEL
while this display is active.
The Average Fuel Economy display
shows the approximate average liters
per 100 kilometers (L/100 km) or
miles per gallon (mpg). This number
is calculated based on the number of
L/100 km (mpg) recorded since the
last time this menu item was reset.
This number reflects only the
approximate average fuel economy
that the vehicle has right now, and
will change as driving conditions
change. The Average Fuel Economy
can be reset along with the trip
odometer by pressing and holding SEL
while this display is active.
Fuel Range : Shows the approximate
distance the vehicle can be driven
without refueling. LOW will be
displayed when the vehicle is low on
fuel. The fuel range estimate is based
on an average of the vehicle's fuel
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economy over recent driving history
and the amount of fuel remaining in
the fuel tank.
Electric Range (Hybrid) : Shows the
approximate distance the vehicle can
be driven on battery power. The
electric range estimate is based on the
average of the vehicle's electrical
energy economy over recent driving
history and the amount of charge left
in the battery.
Total Range (Hybrid) : Shows the
remaining distance the vehicle can be
driven combining the electric range
and fuel range.
Average Fuel Economy (Base
Cluster) : Shows the approximate
average liters per 100 kilometers (L/
100 km) or miles per gallon (mpg).
This number is calculated based on
the number of L/100 km (mpg)
recorded since the last time this menu
item was reset. This number reflects
only the approximate average fuel
economy that the vehicle has right
now, and will change as driving
conditions change. The Average Fuel
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Economy can be reset by pressing and
holding SEL while this display is
active.
average speed can be reset by pressing
and holding SEL while this display is
active.
Cruise Set Speed : Shows the speed
the cruise control or Adaptive Cruise
Control is set to.
Instantaneous Fuel Economy : Shows
the current fuel economy in either
liters per 100 kilometers (L/100 km) or
miles per gallon (mpg). This number
reflects only the approximate fuel
economy that the vehicle has right
now and changes frequently as driving
conditions change.
Timer : This display can be used as a
timer. To start the timer, press SEL
while this display is active. The
display will show the amount of time
that has passed since the timer was
last reset. To stop the timer, press SEL
briefly while this display is active and
the timer is running. To reset the
timer to zero, press and hold SEL
while this display is active.
Driver Assistance (Uplevel
Cluster) : May show information for
Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Lane
Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC), and Forward
Collision Alert (FCA). The display
shows if there is a vehicle detected
ahead, and the current FCA timing
setting. In addition, when ACC is not
engaged, the current follow time to
the vehicle ahead is displayed as a
time value on this page.
EV Operation Gauge (Hybrid) : This
display shows the driver how close the
vehicle is to exiting electric mode.
Total Power Gauge (Hybrid) : This
display shows the vehicle’s power
consumption from both the battery
and the engine. When the vehicle is
consuming power from the battery
and/or engine the bars are filled
yellow. When regenerating, green
filling is displayed. For invalid data, no
filled bars are shown.
Average Speed : Shows the average
speed of the vehicle in kilometers per
hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph).
This average is calculated based on
the various vehicle speeds recorded
since the last reset of this value. The
Compass (Uplevel Cluster) : Shows
the direction the vehicle is driving.
Speed Limit : Shows the current
speed limit. The information for this
page comes from a roadway database.
Speed Warning : Allows the driver to
set a speed that they do not want to
exceed. To set the Speed Warning,
press SEL when Speed Warning is
displayed. Press y or z to adjust the
value. This feature can be turned off
by pressing and holding SEL while
viewing this page. If the selected
speed limit is exceeded, a pop-up
warning is displayed and a chime may
sound.
Battery Voltage : Shows the current
battery voltage.
Oil Life : Shows an estimate of the
oil's remaining useful life.
If REMAINING OIL LIFE 99% is
displayed, that means 99% of the
current oil life remains.
When the remaining oil life is low, the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message
will appear on the display. See Engine
Oil Messages 0 170. The oil should be
changed as soon as possible. See
Engine Oil 0 316. In addition to the
engine oil life system monitoring the
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oil life, additional maintenance is
recommended. See Maintenance
Schedule 0 395.
The Oil Life display must be reset
after each oil change. It will not reset
itself. Do not reset the Oil Life display
accidentally at any time other than
when the oil has just been changed.
It cannot be reset accurately until the
next oil change. To reset the engine
oil life system, press and hold SEL for
several seconds while the Oil Life
display is active. See Engine Oil Life
System 0 318.
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 0 355 and Tire Pressure
Monitor Operation 0 356.
Vehicle Odometer (Base Cluster) :
Shows the odometer.
Blank Page : Allows for no
information to be displayed in the
cluster info display areas.
Head-Up Display (HUD)
{ Warning
If the HUD image is too bright or
too high in your field of view, it
may take you more time to see
things you need to see when it is
dark outside. Be sure to keep the
HUD image dim and placed low in
your field of view.
If equipped with HUD, some
information concerning the operation
of the vehicle is projected onto the
windshield. The image is projected
through the HUD lens on top of the
instrument panel. The information
appears as an image focused out
toward the front of the vehicle.
Caution
If you try to use the HUD image as
a parking aid, you may misjudge
the distance and damage your
vehicle. Do not use the HUD image
as a parking aid.
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The HUD information can be
displayed in various languages in
some vehicles. The speedometer
reading and other numerical values
can be displayed in either English or
metric units.
The language selection is changed
through the radio and the units of
measurement is changed through the
instrument cluster. See Vehicle
Personalization 0 178 and “Cluster
Options Menu” under Instrument
Cluster (Base Level) 0 125 or
Instrument Cluster (Uplevel) 0 128.
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Some vehicle messages or alerts
displayed in the HUD may be cleared
by using the steering wheel controls.
See Vehicle Messages 0 166.
.
Tachometer
.
Audio
.
Phone
.
Navigation
.
Collision Alert
.
Cruise Control
.
Lane Keep Assist
.
Low Fuel
Press to select the display
view. Each press will change the
display view.
D : Lift up and hold to brighten the
display. Press down and hold to dim
the display. Hold down to turn the
display off.
The HUD image will automatically
dim and brighten to compensate for
outside lighting. The HUD brightness
control can also be adjusted as
needed.
HUD Display on the Vehicle
Windshield
The HUD may display some of the
following vehicle information and
vehicle messages or alerts:
. Speed
!:
The HUD image can temporarily light
up depending on the angle and
position of the sunlight on the HUD
display. This is normal.
The HUD control is to the left of the
steering wheel.
Polarized sunglasses could make the
HUD image harder to see.
To adjust the HUD image:
HUD Views
1. Adjust the driver seat.
2. Start the engine.
3. Use the following settings to
adjust the HUD.
$:
Press down or lift up to center
the HUD image. The HUD image can
only be adjusted up and down, not
side to side.
There are four views in the HUD.
Some vehicle information and vehicle
messages or alerts may be displayed
in any view.
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Metric
Metric
Metric
English
English
English
Speed View : This display gives the
speedometer reading (in English or
metric units), speed limit, Adaptive
Cruise Control speed, Lane Departure
Warning, and Vehicle Ahead indicator.
Some information only appears on
vehicles that have these features, and
when they are active.
Audio/Phone View : This displays the
speed view along with audio/phone
information. The current radio station,
media type, and incoming calls will be
displayed.
Navigation View : This display
includes the information in the speed
view along with Turn-by-Turn
Navigation information in some
vehicles. The compass heading is
displayed when navigation routing is
not active.
All HUD views may briefly display
audio information when the driver
uses the steering wheel controls to
adjust the audio settings appearing in
the instrument cluster.
Incoming phone calls appearing in the
instrument cluster may also display in
any HUD view.
Navigation Turn-by-Turn Alerts
shown in the instrument cluster may
also be displayed in any HUD view.
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Metric
HUD Troubleshooting
Vehicle Messages
Check that:
. Nothing is covering the HUD lens.
. HUD brightness setting is not too
dim or too bright.
. HUD is adjusted to the proper
height.
. Polarized sunglasses are not worn.
Messages displayed on the DIC
indicate the status of the vehicle or
some action that may be needed to
correct a condition. Multiple messages
may display one after the other.
.
English
Performance View : This displays the
speedometer reading, rpm reading,
transmission positions, and gear shift
indicator.
Care of the HUD
Clean the inside of the windshield to
remove any dirt or film that could
reduce the sharpness or clarity of the
HUD image.
Clean the HUD lens with a soft cloth
sprayed with glass cleaner. Wipe the
lens gently, then dry it.
Windshield and HUD lens are
clean.
If the HUD image is not correct,
contact your dealer.
The windshield is part of the HUD
system. If the windshield needs
replacing, see Windshield
Replacement 0 335.
The messages that do not require
immediate action can be
acknowledged and cleared by pressing
SEL. The messages that require
immediate action cannot be cleared
until that action is performed. All
messages should be taken seriously
and clearing the messages does not
correct the problem.
The following are some of the vehicle
messages that may be displayed
depending on the vehicle content.
Battery Voltage and
Charging Messages
BATTERY SAVER ACTIVE
This message displays when the
vehicle has detected that the battery
voltage is dropping beyond a
reasonable point. The battery saver
system starts reducing features of the
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vehicle that may be noticed. At the
point that features are disabled, this
message displays. Turn off
unnecessary accessories to allow the
battery to recharge.
CHARGE CORD CONNECTED
This message displays when the
charge cord is connected to the
vehicle. The vehicle cannot be shifted
out of P (Park) with the charge cord
connected.
CHARGE DOOR OPEN
This message displays when the
charge door is open and the vehicle is
shifted out of P (Park). The charge
door should be kept fully closed when
the vehicle is not charging.
LOW BATTERY
This message is displayed when the
battery voltage is low. See Battery North America 0 331.
SERVICE BATTERY CHARGING
SYSTEM
This message is displayed when there
is a fault in the battery charging
system. Take the vehicle to your
dealer for service.
SERVICE HIGH VOLTAGE
CHARGING SYSTEM
This message displays when there is a
problem with the high voltage
charging system. See your dealer for
service.
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.
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Brake System Messages
BRAKE FLUID LOW
This message is displayed when the
brake fluid level is low. See Brake
Fluid 0 330.
BRAKES OVERHEATED
This message is displayed when the
brakes are becoming overheated. This
may be seen when driving on hills.
Shift to a lower gear.
STEP ON BRAKE TO RELEASE
PARK BRAKE
This message is displayed if you
attempt to release the Electric Parking
Brake without the brake pedal applied.
See Electric Parking Brake 0 243.
RELEASE PARKING BRAKE
This message is displayed if the
Electric Parking Brake is on while the
vehicle is in motion. See Electric
Parking Brake 0 243.
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SERVICE BRAKE ASSIST
This message may be displayed when
there is a problem with the brake
boost assist system. The brake boost
assist motor may be heard and brake
pedal pulsation may be felt. This is
normal under these conditions. Take
the vehicle to your dealer for service.
SERVICE PARKING BRAKE
This message is displayed when there
is a problem with the parking brake.
Take the vehicle to your dealer for
service.
Compass Messages
The compass display will be blank if
the vehicle temporarily loses
communication with the Global
Positioning System (GPS).
Cruise Control Messages
ADAPTIVE CRUISE SET TO XXX
This message displays when the
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) speed is
set. See Adaptive Cruise Control 0 253.
ADAPTIVE CRUISE TEMPORARILY
UNAVAILABLE
NO CRUISE BRAKING GAS PEDAL
APPLIED
This message displays when
attempting to activate Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC) when it is temporarily
unavailable. The ACC system does not
need service.
This message displays when Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC) is active and the
driver is pressing the gas pedal. When
this occurs, ACC will not brake. See
Adaptive Cruise Control 0 253.
This can occur under the following
conditions:
. The radar is not clean. Keep the
radar sensors free of mud, dirt,
snow, ice, and slush. Clean the
entire front and/or rear of the
vehicle. For cleaning instructions,
see Exterior Care 0 384.
. Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with the radar object detection or
camera performance.
SERVICE ADAPTIVE CRUISE
CONTROL
CRUISE SET TO XXX
This message displays when the cruise
control speed is set. See Cruise
Control 0 251.
This message displays when the
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) needs
service. Take the vehicle to your
dealer.
SHIFT TO PARK BEFORE EXITING
This message may display if Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC) is engaged
holding the vehicle at a stop, and the
driver attempts to exit the vehicle. Put
the vehicle in P (Park) before exiting.
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Door Ajar Messages
DOOR OPEN
A door open symbol will be displayed
on the DIC showing which door is
open. If the vehicle has been shifted
out of P (Park), a DOOR OPEN
message will also be displayed. The
DOOR OPEN message may also be
displayed if the vehicle starts to move.
Close the door completely.
HOOD OPEN
This message will display along with a
hood open symbol when the hood is
open. A chime may also sound. Close
the hood completely.
TRUNK OPEN
This message will display along with a
symbol when the trunk is open. Close
the trunk completely.
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Engine Cooling System
Messages
ENGINE OVERHEATED — IDLE
ENGINE
A/C OFF DUE TO HIGH
ENGINE TEMP
This message displays when the
engine coolant temperature is too hot.
Stop and allow the vehicle to idle until
it cools down.
This message displays when the
engine coolant becomes hotter than
the normal operating temperature. To
avoid added strain on a hot engine,
the air conditioning compressor
automatically turns off. When the
coolant temperature returns to
normal, the air conditioning
compressor turns back on. The vehicle
can continue to be driven.
If this message continues to appear,
have the system repaired by your
dealer as soon as possible to avoid
damage to the engine.
COOLANT LEVEL LOW ADD
COOLANT
This message will display if the
coolant is low. See Engine
Coolant 0 324.
ENGINE OVERHEATED — STOP
ENGINE
This message displays and a
continuous chime sounds if the
engine cooling system reaches unsafe
temperatures for operation. Stop and
turn off the vehicle as soon as it is
safe to do so to avoid severe damage.
This message clears when the engine
has cooled to a safe operating
temperature.
ENGINE RUNNING DUE TO
TEMPERATURE
This message displays when the high
voltage battery is charged but the
engine has to come on because of the
outside temperature or high voltage
battery temperature.
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ELECTRIC MOTOR OVERSPEED —
SERVICE SOON
This message displays when the
electric motor is over speed. See your
dealer for service.
HIGH COOLANT TEMPERATURE
This message may display if the
coolant temperature is hot. See Engine
Overheating 0 327.
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 oil life system. See Engine Oil
Life System 0 318, Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 160, Engine Oil 0 316,
and Maintenance Schedule 0 395.
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 0 316.
OIL PRESSURE LOW — TURN
VEHICLE OFF
This message displays if low oil
pressure levels occur. Stop the vehicle
as soon as safely possible and do not
operate it until the cause of the low
oil pressure has been corrected. Check
the oil as soon as possible and have
the vehicle serviced by your dealer.
Engine Power Messages
ENGINE OIL HOT, IDLE ENGINE
ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED
This message displays when the
engine oil temperature is too hot. Stop
and allow the vehicle to idle until it
cools down.
This message displays when the
vehicle's engine power is reduced.
Reduced engine power can affect the
vehicle's ability to accelerate. If this
message is on, but there is no
reduction in performance, proceed to
your destination. The performance
may be reduced the next time the
vehicle is driven. The vehicle may be
driven at a reduced speed while this
message is on, but maximum
acceleration and speed may be
reduced. Anytime this message stays
on, or displays repeatedly, the vehicle
should be taken to your dealer for
service as soon as possible.
Fuel System Messages
CLOSE FUEL DOOR
This message displays when the fuel
door is open and the vehicle is not in
P (Park).
ENGINE NOT AVAILABLE
ADD FUEL
This message displays when the
engine is not available due to running
out of fuel. The vehicle can continue
to be driven in Electric Mode until the
battery is depleted, but will have
reduced acceleration. When this
message is displayed, refuel the
vehicle. See Out of Fuel/Engine
Unavailable 0 236.
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FUEL LEVEL LOW
NO REMOTE DETECTED
This message displays when the
vehicle is low on fuel. Refuel as soon
as possible.
This message displays when the
transmitter battery may be weak. See
“Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery” under Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 35.
READY TO REFUEL
This message displays when the fuel
system is depressurized and the
vehicle can be refueled.
WAIT TO REFUEL
This message displays when the fuel
system is pressurized. You must wait
to refuel the vehicle until this message
goes off.
Key and Lock Messages
NO REMOTE KEY WAS DETECTED
PLACE KEY IN TRANSMITTER
POCKET THEN START YOUR
VEHICLE
This message displays when trying to
start the vehicle if an RKE transmitter
is not detected. The transmitter
battery may be weak. See “Starting the
Vehicle with a Low Transmitter
Battery” under Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 35.
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REPLACE BATTERY IN
REMOTE KEY
This message displays when the
battery in the RKE transmitter needs
to be replaced.
Lamp Messages
NO REMOTE DETECTED PRESS
BRAKE TO RESTART
AUTOMATIC LIGHT CONTROL
ON/OFF
This message displays when
attempting to turn off the vehicle and
the RKE transmitter is no longer
detected. Restarting is allowed
without the RKE transmitter for
five minutes. Press the brake pedal
and ENGINE START/STOP to restart
the vehicle.
This message is displayed when the
automatic light control has been
turned on or off. See Automatic
Headlamp System 0 193.
NUMBER OF KEYS PROGRAMMED
This message displays when
programming new keys to the vehicle.
REMOTE LEFT IN VEHICLE
This message displays when leaving
the vehicle with the RKE transmitter
still inside.
XX TURN INDICATOR FAILURE
When one of the turn signals is out,
this message displays to show which
bulb needs to be replaced. See Bulb
Replacement 0 336 and Replacement
Bulbs 0 336.
TURN SIGNAL ON
This message is displayed if the turn
signal has been left on. Turn off the
turn signal.
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Object Detection System
Messages
setting. This setting disables FAB
functions. See Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) 0 270.
24 GHz RADARS OFF
AUTOMATIC COLLISION PREP
UNAVAILABLE OR FORWARD
COLLISION SYSTEM
UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when driving in
certain areas where there may be
radar interference. Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC), Forward Collision Alert
(FCA), and the Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) may not work or may
not work as well. The vehicle does not
need service.
AUTOMATIC COLLISION PREP OFF
OR FORWARD COLLISION
SYSTEM OFF
This message displays when the
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB) has
been turned off. See Forward
Automatic Braking (FAB) 0 270.
AUTOMATIC COLLISION PREP
REDUCED OR FORWARD
COLLISION SYSTEM REDUCED
If the vehicle has Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC), this message displays
when the Forward Automatic Braking
(FAB) has been set to the Alert
This message displays when the
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB) has
been unavailable for some time. The
FAB System does not need service.
This message can display under the
following conditions:
. The front of the vehicle or
windshield is not clean. Keep
these areas clean and free of mud,
dirt, snow, ice, and slush. For
cleaning instructions, see Exterior
Care 0 384.
. Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with the object detection
performance.
This message may also be displayed if
there is a problem with the StabiliTrak
system. See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control 0 248.
FORWARD COLLISION ALERT OFF
This message displays when the
Forward Collision Alert has been
turned off.
FRONT CAMERA BLOCKED CLEAN
WINDSHIELD
This message displays when the
camera is blocked. The Front
Pedestrian Braking (FPB), Forward
Collision Alert (FCA), Forward
Automatic Braking (FAB), Lane Keep
Assist (LKA), and Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) features will not
operate. Cleaning the outside of the
windshield behind the rearview mirror
may correct the issue.
LANE CHANGE ALERT OFF
This message indicates that the driver
has turned the Side Blind Zone Alert
(SBZA) and Lane Change Alert (LCA)
systems off.
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LANE KEEPING ASSIST
UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when the Lane
Keep Assist (LKA) and Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) system is temporarily
unavailable. The LKA system does not
need service.
This message could be due to the
camera being blocked. Clean the
outside of the windshield behind the
rearview mirror.
REAR AUTO BRAKE/PARK
ASSIST OFF
This message displays when the
Parking Assist system has been turned
off or when there is a temporary
condition causing the system to be
disabled.
REAR AUTO BRAKE AND PARK
ASSIST UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when
attempting to activate the parking and
backing features of the Driver
Assistance System when they are
temporarily unavailable. The system
does not need service.
This can occur under the following
conditions:
. The radar is not clean. Keep the
radar sensors free of mud, dirt,
snow, ice, and slush. Clean the
entire front and/or rear of the
vehicle. For cleaning instructions,
see Exterior Care 0 384.
. Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with the radar object detection or
camera performance.
See Driver Assistance Systems 0 261.
SERVICE AUTOMATIC COLLISION
PREP OR SERVICE FORWARD
COLLISION SYSTEM
If this message displays, take the
vehicle to your dealer to repair the
system. Adaptive Cruise Control
(ACC), Forward Collision Alert (FCA),
and/or the Forward Automatic Braking
(FAB) may not work. Do not use these
systems until the vehicle has been
repaired.
SERVICE DRIVER ASSIST SYSTEM
If this message displays, take the
vehicle to your dealer to repair the
system.
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Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),
Forward Collision Alert (FCA),
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB),
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing, Lane Keep Assist (LKA), and/
or Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
may not work. Do not use these
systems until the vehicle has been
repaired.
SERVICE FRONT CAMERA
If this message remains on after
continued driving, the vehicle needs
service. Take the vehicle to your
dealer. Do not use the Front
Pedestrian Braking (FPB), Forward
Collision Alert (FCA), Forward
Automatic Braking (FAB), Lane Keep
Assist (LKA), and Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) features.
SERVICE NIGHT VISION SYSTEM
The Night Vision system needs
service. See your dealer.
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SERVICE PARK ASSIST
This message displays if there is a
problem with the Parking Assist
system. Do not use this system to
help you park. See your dealer for
service.
SERVICE REAR AUTO BRAKE AND
PARK ASSIST
This message displays if there is a
problem with the parking and backing
features of the Driver Assistance
System. Do not use this system to
help park or back the vehicle. See your
dealer for service.
SERVICE SIDE DETECTION
SYSTEM
If this message remains on after
continued driving, the vehicle needs
service. Take the vehicle to your
dealer. Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA),
Lane Change Alert (LCA), and Rear
Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) features
will not work.
SIDE DETECTION SYSTEM
UNAVAILABLE
This message indicates that Side Blind
Zone Alert (SBZA), Lane Change Alert
(LCA), and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
(RCTA) are disabled either because the
sensor is blocked and cannot detect
vehicles in the blind zone, or the
vehicle is passing through an open
area, such as the desert, where there
is insufficient data for operation. This
message may also activate during
heavy rain or due to road spray. The
vehicle does not need service. For
cleaning, see "Washing the Vehicle"
under Exterior Care 0 384.
TAKE STEERING
If LKA does not detect active driver
steering, an alert and chime may be
provided. Move the steering wheel to
dismiss. See Lane Keep Assist
(LKA) 0 279.
Propulsion Power
Messages
PROPULSION POWER IS
REDUCED
This message displays when the
propulsion power is reduced and can
affect the 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 maximum
acceleration and speed may be
reduced. If this message stays on
when the malfunction indicator lamp
is on, the vehicle should be taken to
your dealer for service as soon as
possible.
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Ride Control System
Messages
SERVICE ALL WHEEL DRIVE
This message displays when there is a
problem with the AWD system. This
message could be set by a number of
issues, such as:
. A vehicle or an AWD system
electronics problem.
. Various vehicle electrical issues.
.
Worn out or overheated AWD
clutch plates.
.
Loss of fluids.
Some of these issues may require
service of the AWD system.
If this message appears, stop when it
is safe to do so and turn off the
ignition for 30 seconds. Restart the
vehicle and check for the message on
the DIC display. If the message does
not appear, it is not necessary to take
the vehicle to your dealer.
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SERVICE STABILITRAK
Airbag System Messages
This message displays if there is a
problem with the StabiliTrak system.
See Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control 0 248.
SERVICE AIRBAG
SERVICE TRACTION CONTROL
This message displays if there is a
problem with the airbag system. See
your dealer for service.
This message displays when there is a
problem with the Traction Control
System (TCS). See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 248.
Safety Belt Messages
TRACTION CONTROL OFF
This message displays when the
Automatic Safety Belt Tightening
System, if equipped, becomes
unavailable. This could be caused by a
temporary condition. If the message
continues to display, see your dealer.
This message displays when the
Traction Control System (TCS) has
been turned off. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 248.
TRACTION CONTROL ON
This message displays when the
Traction Control System (TCS) has
been turned on. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 248.
AUTOMATIC SEATBELT
TIGHTENING UNAVAILABLE
SERVICE AUTOMATIC SEATBELT
TIGHTENING SYSTEM
If this message displays, take the
vehicle to your dealer to repair the
Automatic Safety Belt Tightening
System, if equipped.
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Security Messages
SERVICE VEHICLE SOON
THEFT ATTEMPTED
This message is displayed if there is a
problem with the vehicle. Take the
vehicle to your dealer for service.
This message displays if the vehicle
detects a tamper condition.
Service Vehicle Messages
ENGINE NOT AVAILABLE
SERVICE SOON
This message displays when the
engine is not available due to a
malfunction that will not allow the
engine to start. The vehicle can
continue to be driven in Electric Mode
until the battery is depleted, but will
have reduced acceleration. When this
message is displayed, the vehicle
should be taken to your dealer for
service as soon as possible. See Out of
Fuel/Engine Unavailable 0 236.
SERVICE POWER STEERING
This message displays and a chime
may sound when there may be a
problem with the power steering
system. If this message displays and a
reduction in steering performance or
loss of power steering assistance is
noticed, see your dealer.
Steering System Messages
ACTION REQUIRED TURN
STEERING WHEEL START
VEHICLE AGAIN
This message displays to indicate that
the steering column lock device was
unable to unlock the column, and the
engine did not start. If this happens,
immediately turn the steering wheel
from side to side. If that does not
unlock the steering column, turn the
ignition off, and then open the driver
door. Then turn the vehicle back on
and turn the steering wheel from side
to side for about 15 seconds. The
steering column must be turned to
each side immediately after pressing
ENGINE START/STOP to help the
steering column lock device unlock
the column. In some situations it may
take significant force. This situation
may be avoided by straightening the
front wheels before turning off the
engine.
SERVICE ACTIVE STEERING
SYSTEM
This message displays when the
Active Rear Steer system does not
respond correctly to steering inputs.
The rear wheels may remain at an
off-center position and the driver may
need to apply a small steering wheel
correction for the vehicle going
forward. If the problem persists for
the next ignition cycle, see your dealer
for service.
SERVICE STEERING
COLUMN LOCK
This message displays when a
problem with the steering column lock
device has been detected. See your
dealer for service.
STEERING COLUMN LOCKED
This message displays when the
steering column is locked with the
engine running. It is normal for the
steering column to be locked during a
remote start. The steering column
should unlock after the brake pedal
and ENGINE START/STOP are
pressed.
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Starting the Vehicle
Messages
TIRE PRESSURE LOW ADD AIR
TO TIRE
PRESS BRAKE TO START
This message displays when the
pressure in one or more of the tires
is low.
This message is displayed when
attempting to start the vehicle
without first pressing the brake pedal.
SERVICE KEYLESS START
SYSTEM
This message is displayed if there is a
problem with the pushbutton start
system. Take the vehicle to your
dealer for service.
Tire Messages
SERVICE TIRE MONITOR SYSTEM
This message displays if there is a
problem with the Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS). See Tire
Pressure Monitor Operation 0 356.
TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE
This message displays when the
system is learning new tires. See Tire
Pressure Monitor Operation 0 356.
This message also displays LEFT
FRONT, RIGHT FRONT, LEFT REAR,
or RIGHT REAR to indicate the
location of the low tire.
The low tire pressure warning light
will also come on. See Tire Pressure
Light 0 147.
If a tire pressure message appears on
the DIC, stop as soon as possible.
Inflate the tires by adding air until the
tire pressure is equal to the values
shown on the Tire and Loading
Information label. See Tires 0 345,
Vehicle Load Limits 0 221, and Tire
Pressure 0 353.
More than one tire pressure message
can appear at a time. The DIC also
shows the tire pressure values. See
Driver Information Center (DIC) 0 160.
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Transmission Messages
SERVICE TRANSMISSION
This message displays if there is a
problem with the transmission. See
your dealer.
SHIFT DENIED
This message displays when using
Manual Mode and attempting to shift
to a gear not appropriate for the
vehicle speed and engine revolutions
per minute (rpm). See Manual Mode
(Gasoline Only) 0 241.
SHIFT TO PARK
This message displays when the
transmission needs to be shifted to
P (Park). This may appear when
turning the ignition off if the vehicle
is not in P (Park).
TRANSMISSION HOT — IDLE
ENGINE
This message displays and a chime
sounds if the transmission fluid in the
vehicle gets hot. Driving with the
transmission fluid temperature high
can cause damage to the vehicle. Stop
the vehicle and let it idle to allow the
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transmission to cool. This message
clears when the fluid temperature
reaches a safe level.
Washer Fluid Messages
Vehicle Personalization
WASHER FLUID LOW ADD FLUID
Use the audio system controls to
access the personalization menus for
customizing vehicle features.
This message displays when ice
conditions are possible.
This message may display when the
washer fluid level is low. Fill the
windshield washer reservoir as soon
as possible. See Engine Compartment
Overview 0 309 for the location of the
windshield washer reservoir. Also, see
Washer Fluid 0 329.
Vehicle Speed Messages
Window Messages
SPEED LIMIT EXCEEDED
OPEN, THEN CLOSE DRIVER/
PASSENGER WINDOW
Vehicle Reminder
Messages
ICE POSSIBLE DRIVE WITH CARE
This message is displayed when the
vehicle speed is greater than the set
speed. See "Speed Warning" under
Driver Information Center (DIC) 0 160.
This message is displayed when the
window needs to be reprogrammed.
If the vehicle's battery has been
discharged or disconnected, you may
need to program each front window
for the express-up feature to work. See
Power Windows 0 59.
The following are all possible
personalization features. Depending
on the vehicle, some may not be
available.
Infotainment System Audio System
Controls
To access the personalization menu:
1. Touch SETTINGS on the Home
Page of the infotainment system
display.
2. Touch the desired feature to
display a list of available options.
3. Touch to select the desired
feature setting.
4. Touch 0 Back to exit or move
backward in a menu.
Personalization Menus
The following list of menu items may
be available:
. Time and Date
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.
Language (Language)
Language (Language)
.
Rear Seat Reminder
.
Teen Driver
Select Language, then select from the
available language(s).
.
Valet Mode
.
Radio
.
Vehicle
.
Bluetooth
.
Apple CarPlay
.
Android Auto
.
Voice
.
TouchPad
.
Display
.
Rear Camera
.
Return to Factory Settings
.
Software Information
.
Wi-Fi
The selected language will display on
the system, and voice recognition will
reflect the selected language.
Rear Seat Reminder
Touch LOCK or UNLOCK to lock or
unlock the system. Touch Back to go
back to the previous menu.
The four-digit code can be texted to a
paired phone if forgotten by pressing
the option button on the Valet Mode
lock screen.
Radio
Select Off or On.
.
Number of Favorites Shown
Teen Driver
.
Bose Audio Pilot
See “Teen Driver” under “Settings” in
the infotainment manual.
.
Maximum Start Up Volume
Each menu is detailed in the following
information.
This will lock the infotainment system
and steering wheel controls. It may
also limit access to vehicle storage
locations (if equipped).
Time and Date
To enable valet mode:
Manually set the time and date. See
Clock 0 120.
3. Re-enter the four-digit code.
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.
Valet Mode (If Equipped)
1. Enter a four-digit code on the
keypad.
2. Select Enter to go to the
confirmation screen.
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Select and the following may display:
. Manage Favorites
Manage Favorites
This allows favorites to be edited. See
“Manage Favorites” in “Settings” under
“Radio” in the infotainment manual.
Number of Favorites Shown
Touch to set the number of favorites
to display.
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Select the desired number or select
Auto and the infotainment system will
automatically adjust the number of
favorites shown.
.
Energy
.
Lighting
Select Off, Low Sensitivity, or High
Sensitivity.
.
Power Door Locks
Auto Heated Seats
Bose Audio Pilot
.
Remote Lock, Unlock, Start
This feature adjusts the volume based
on the noise in the vehicle. See “Bose
AudioPilot Noise Compensation
Technology” under “Infotainment
System Settings” in the infotainment
manual.
Climate and Air Quality
When enabled, this feature will
automatically activate heated seats at
the level required by the interior
temperature. See Heated and Ventilated
Front Seats 0 71.
Select and the following may display:
. Auto Fan Max Speed
Select Off or On.
.
Air Quality Sensor
.
Auto Heated Seats
.
Auto Defog
Maximum Start Up Volume
.
Auto Rear Defog
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.
.
Ionizer
When set to On, the front defog will
automatically react to temperature
and humidity conditions that may
cause fogging.
.
Engine Assist Heat
Select Off or On.
.
Engine Assist Heat Plugged In
Auto Rear Defog
Select Off or On.
To set the maximum startup volume,
touch + or − to increase or decrease.
Vehicle
Select and the following may display:
. Climate and Air Quality
.
Collision/Detection Systems
.
Comfort and Convenience
Auto Defog
Select Low, Medium, or High.
If equipped, this allows the Auto Rear
Defog to be turned on or off. This
feature will automatically turn on the
rear window defogger when it is cold
outside.
Air Quality Sensor
Select Off or On.
Auto Fan Max Speed
This feature will set the maximum
auto fan speed.
This allows for selection of air quality
sensor operation at high or low
sensitivity.
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Ionizer
Select Off or On.
If equipped and on, this feature
purifies the air in the interior of the
vehicle. See Automatic Climate Control
System (Quad Zone - Gasoline Only)
0 199 or Automatic Climate Control
System (Dual Zone - Gasoline and
Hybrid) 0 206.
Collision/Detection Systems
.
Select Off or On.
Auto Collision Preparation
.
Front Pedestrian Detection
The Off setting disables all FCA and
FAB functions. With the Alert and
Brake setting, both FCA and FAB are
available. The Alert setting disables
FAB, but if the vehicle has Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC), some
last-second automatic braking
capability is still provided, though less
likely to occur. See Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) 0 270.
Engine Assist Heat
.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Select Off, Alert and Brake, or Alert.
If equipped, this feature selects the
outside temperature level at which the
engine may run to assist heating in
Electric Mode. A change in selection
will not take effect until after the
vehicle is first powered down.
.
Go Notifier
Front Pedestrian Detection
.
Lane Change Alert
This feature will turn on or off the
Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB) system
alerts and automatic braking. The Off
setting disables all FPB functions.
With the Alert & Brake setting, system
alerts and automatic braking are both
available. The Alert setting disables
automatic braking. See Front
Pedestrian Braking (FPB) System 0 272.
Select On for temperatures below
approximately 2 °C (35 °F), or select
Deferred for temperatures below
approximately −10 °C (15 °F).
Engine Assist Heat Plugged In
During remote start, this feature turns
on or off the ability for the engine to
run to help heat the vehicle when it is
plugged in. A change in setting will
not take effect until after the vehicle
is first powered down.
Select the Collision/Detection Systems
menu and the following may be
displayed if equipped:
. Alert Type
Alert Type
This feature will set crash alerts to
beeps or seat vibrations. This setting
affects all crash alerts including
Forward Collision, Lane Departure
Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control,
Parking Assist, and Backing Warning
alerts.
Select Off, Alert, or Alert & Brake.
Select Beeps or Safety Alert Seat.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Auto Collision Preparation
This allows the Rear Cross Traffic
Alert feature to be turned on or off.
This feature will turn on or off the
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) and
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB).
Select Off or On.
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Go Notifier
Auto Memory Recall
This feature will give a reminder that
Adaptive Cruise Control provides
when it has brought the vehicle to a
complete stop behind another
stopping vehicle, and then that vehicle
drives on.
This feature automatically recalls the
current driver’s previously stored 1 or
2 button positions when entering the
vehicle. See Memory Seats 0 70.
Select Off or On.
Easy Exit Options
Select Off or On.
This allows the Lane Change Alert
feature to be turned on or off.
This feature automatically recalls the
current driver’s previously stored exit
button position when exiting the
vehicle. See Memory Seats 0 70.
Select Off or On.
Select Off or On.
Comfort and Convenience
Chime Volume
Select and the following may display:
. Auto Memory Recall
This allows the selection of the chime
volume level.
Lane Change Alert
.
Easy Exit Options
Select Off, On - Driver and Passenger,
On - Driver, or On - Passenger.
Auto Mirror Folding
When on, the outside rearview mirrors
will automatically fold or unfold when
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter Q or K button is pressed
and held.
Select Off or On.
Rainsense Wipers
This allows the Rainsense Wipers
feature to be disabled or enabled. See
“Rainsense™” in Windshield Wiper/
Washer 0 118.
Select Disabled or Enabled.
Touch + or − to adjust the volume.
Energy
Select and the following may display:
. Location Based Charging
.
Chime Volume
Reverse Tilt Mirror
.
Reverse Tilt Mirror
.
Auto Mirror Folding
.
Rainsense Wipers
When on, both the driver and
passenger outside mirrors will tilt
downward when the vehicle is shifted
to R (Reverse) to improve visibility of
the ground near the rear wheels. They
will return to their previous driving
position when the vehicle is shifted
out of R (Reverse) or the engine is
turned off.
.
Energy Summary Pop-up
.
Charge Status Feedback
.
Charge Cord Theft Alert
.
Charge Power Loss Alert
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Location Based Charging
Lighting
.
This allows the feature to be turned
on or off.
Select and the following may display:
. Vehicle Locator Lights
Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout
Select Update Home Location, On,
or Off.
Energy Summary Pop-up
This allows the feature to be turned
on or off.
Select Off or On.
Charge Status Feedback
If the feature is on, horn chirps
are on.
Select Off or On.
Charge Cord Theft Alert
This feature allows the theft alert to
sound when the charge cord is
attempted to be removed and the
vehicle theft system is armed.
Select Off or On.
Charge Power Loss Alert
.
Exit Lighting
Vehicle Locator Lights
This feature will flash the exterior
lamps and allows some of the exterior
lamps and most of the interior lamps
to turn on briefly when K on the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter is pressed to locate the
vehicle.
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Delayed Door Lock
When on, this feature will keep the
driver door from locking when the
door is open. If Off is selected, the
Delayed Door Lock menu will be
available.
Select Off or On.
Auto Door Unlock
This allows selection of which of the
doors will automatically unlock when
the vehicle is shifted into P (Park).
Select Off or On.
Select Off, All Doors, or Driver Door.
Exit Lighting
Delayed Door Lock
This allows the selection of how long
the exterior lamps stay on when
leaving the vehicle when it is dark
outside.
When on, this feature will delay the
locking of the doors. To override the
delay, press the power door lock
switch on the door.
Select Off, 30 Seconds, 60 Seconds,
or 120 Seconds.
Select Off or On.
Power Door Locks
This feature allows an alert to sound
when the vehicle is charging and loses
power at the electrical outlet.
Select and the following may display:
. Unlocked Door Anti-Lockout
Select Off or On.
.
Auto Door Unlock
Remote Lock, Unlock, Start
Select and the following may display:
. Remote Unlock Light Feedback
.
Remote Lock Feedback
.
Remote Door Unlock
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Remote Start Auto Cool Seats
Remote Start Auto Cool Seats
Passive Door Lock
.
Remote Start Auto Heat Seats
.
Remote Window Operation
.
Passive Door Unlock
If equipped and turned on, this
feature will turn the ventilated seats
on when using remote start on
warm days.
This allows passive locking to be
turned on or off and selects feedback.
See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 35.
.
Passive Door Lock
Select Off or On.
Select On, On with Horn Chirp, or Off.
.
Remote Left in Vehicle Alert
Remote Start Auto Heat Seats
Remote Left in Vehicle Alert
If equipped and turned on, this
feature will turn the heated seats on
when using remote start on cold days.
This feature sounds an alert when the
RKE transmitter is left in the vehicle.
Remote Unlock Light Feedback
When on, the exterior lamps will flash
when unlocking the vehicle with the
RKE transmitter.
Select Off or On.
Select Off or Flash Lights.
Remote Window Operation
Remote Lock Feedback
This allows the window to be opened
when pressing K on the RKE
transmitter. See Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation 0 35.
This allows selection of what type of
feedback is given when locking the
vehicle with the RKE transmitter.
Select Off or On.
Bluetooth
Select and the following may display:
. Pair New Device
.
Device Management
.
Ringtones
Select Off, Lights and Horn, Lights
Only, or Horn Only.
Select Off or On.
.
Voice Mail Numbers
Passive Door Unlock
.
Text Message Alerts
Remote Door Unlock
This allows selection of which doors
will unlock when pressing K on the
RKE transmitter.
This allows the selection of what
doors will unlock when using the
button on the driver door to unlock
the vehicle.
Pair New Device
Select All Doors or Driver Door.
Select All Doors or Driver Door.
Select to pair a new device. See
“Pairing” in “Infotainment Controls”
under “Bluetooth” in the infotainment
manual.
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Device Management
.
Select to connect to a different phone
source, disconnect a phone, or delete
a phone.
Apple CarPlay
Ringtones
Touch to change the ring tone for the
specific phone. The phone does not
need to be connected to change the
ring tone.
Voice Mail Numbers
This feature displays the voice mail
number for all connected phones. To
change the voice mail number, select
EDIT or touch the EDIT button. Type
a new number, then select SAVE or
touch the SAVE button.
Manage Apple CarPlay Devices
This feature allows Apple devices to
be connected to the infotainment
system through a USB port.
Select Off or On.
Manage Apple CarPlay Devices
Select to manage Apple devices. Apple
CarPlay must be on for this feature to
be accessed.
Android Auto
Select and the following may display:
. Android Auto
.
Manage Android Auto Devices
Voice
Select and the following may display:
. Confidence Threshold
.
Prompt Length
.
Audio Feedback Speed
.
Display “What Can I Say?” Tips
Confidence Threshold
This feature allows the adjustment of
the sensitivity of the speech
recognition system.
Select Confirm More or Confirm Less.
Prompt Length
This feature adjusts the voice prompt
length.
Text Message Alerts
Android Auto
Select Short or Long.
This feature allows text messages to
be received. See “Text Messaging”
under “Phone” in the infotainment
manual.
This feature allows Android devices to
be connected to the infotainment
system through a USB port.
Audio Feedback Speed
Select Off or On.
Apple CarPlay™
Select and the following may display:
. Apple CarPlay
Select Off or On.
Manage Android Auto Devices
Select to manage Android devices.
Android Auto must be on for this
feature to be accessed.
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This feature adjusts the audio
feedback speed.
Select Slow, Medium, or Fast.
Display “What Can I Say?” Tips
This feature gives voice
command tips.
Select Off or On.
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TouchPad
Touch to select Enabled or Disabled.
Select Faster, Normal, or Slower.
Select and the following may display:
. Tap to Enter
Information
Display
Select and the following may display:
. Mode
.
Haptic Feedback
Touch to read more about the
touchpad feature.
.
TouchPad Surface
Inversion
.
Proximity Sensing
.
Inversion
.
Calibrate Touchscreen
.
Cursor Tracking Speed
Select and the following may display:
. Up/Down
.
Turn Display Off
Tap to Enter
When on, this allows tapping of the
touchpad instead of pressing.
Touch to turn On or Off
Haptic Feedback
.
Left/Right
.
Information
Up/Down
This feature allows the finger gesture
to be changed.
When on, feedback will be felt when
touching selections on the screen.
Touch to select Default or Inverted.
Touch to turn On or Off
This feature allows the finger gesture
to be changed.
TouchPad Surface
Left/Right
Mode
Select to change the display screen for
day or night driving.
Select Auto, Day, or Night.
Proximity Sensing
When on, certain screen buttons and
features will become visible when a
hand approaches the screen.
Select Off, On, or On-Map Only.
Select and the following may display:
. Feature
Touch to select Default or Inverted.
Calibrate Touchscreen
Information
.
Touch to read more about the
inversion feature.
Select to calibrate the touchscreen,
then follow the prompts.
Information
Feature
This feature allows the touchpad to be
turned on or off.
Cursor Tracking Speed
This feature changes the speed of the
cursor tracking.
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Turn Display Off
Clear All Private Data
Select to turn the display off. Touch
anywhere on the display area or any
faceplate button to turn the
display on.
This allows selection to clear all
private information from the vehicle.
Universal Remote
System
Select Delete or Cancel.
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 422.
Restore Radio Settings
Universal Remote System
Programming
Rear Camera
This allows for Rear Park Assist
Symbols and Guidance Lines to be
turned off or on.
Select Off or On for the desired
feature.
See Assistance Systems for Parking or
Backing 0 262.
Return to Factory Settings
Select and the following may display:
. Restore Vehicle Settings
.
Clear All Private Data
.
Restore Radio Settings
Restore Vehicle Settings
This allows selection of restoring
vehicle settings.
Select Restore or Cancel.
This allows selection to restore radio
settings.
Select Restore or Cancel.
Software Information
Touch to view the version of the
infotainment system software.
Wi-Fi
Select and the following may display:
. Wi-Fi
.
Manage Wi-Fi Networks
Wi-Fi
This feature allows Wi-Fi networks to
be turned off or on.
Select Off or On.
Manage Wi-Fi Networks
Select to manage Wi-Fi networks.
Wi-Fi must be on for this feature to be
accessed.
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
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instructions refer to a garage door
opener, but can be used for other
devices.
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.
Read these instructions completely
before programming the Universal
Remote system. It may help to have
another person assist with the
programming process.
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 system
buttons to be used to operate the
garage door. Do not release either
button until the indicator light
changes from a slow to a rapid
flash. Then release both buttons.
Some garage door openers may
require substitution of Step 2
with the procedure under “Radio
Signals for Canada and Some
Gate Operators” later in this
section.
3. Press and hold the newly
programmed Universal Remote
system button for five seconds
while watching the indicator
light and garage door activation.
. If the indicator light stays on
continuously or the garage
door moves when the button
is pressed, then programming
is complete. There is no need
to complete Steps 4–6.
. If the indicator light does not
come on or the garage door
does not move, a second
button press may be
required. For a second time,
press and hold the newly
programmed button for
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five seconds. If the light stays
on or the garage door moves,
programming is complete.
.
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.
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.
Learn or Smart Button
Repeat the process for programming
the two remaining buttons.
4. After completing Steps 1–3,
locate the Learn or Smart button
inside the garage on the garage
door opener receiver. The name
and color of the button may vary
by manufacturer.
Radio Signals for Canada and
Some Gate Operators
5. Press and release the Learn or
Smart button. Step 6 must be
completed within 30 seconds of
pressing this button.
Canadian radio-frequency laws and
some U.S. gate operators require
transmitter signals to time out or quit
after several seconds of transmission.
For questions or programming help
call 1-800-355-3515 or see
www.homelink.com.
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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.
Universal Remote System
Operation
Using the Universal Remote
System
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.
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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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Lighting
Exterior Lighting
Exterior Lamp Controls
Exterior Lighting
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . . . .
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder . . .
Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Headlamp System . . .
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . .
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Instrument Panel Illumination
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Lighting Features
Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Power Protection . . . . . . . .
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
including all lamps, except the
headlamps.
2 : Turns on the headlamps together
IntelliBeam® System
If equipped, this system turns the
vehicle's high-beam headlamps on and
off according to surrounding traffic
conditions.
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Interior Lighting
; : Turns on the parking lamps
with the parking lamps and
instrument panel lights.
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The exterior lamp control is on the
turn signal lever.
Turn the control to the following
positions:
O : Turns off the exterior lamps. The
knob returns to the AUTO position
after it is released. Turn to O again to
reactivate the AUTO mode.
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In Canada, the headlamps will
automatically reactivate when the
vehicle is shifted out of P (Park).
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AUTO : Automatically turns the
exterior lamps on and off, depending
on outside lighting.
The system turns the high-beam
headlamps on when it is dark enough
and there is no other traffic present.
This light b comes on in the
instrument cluster when the
IntelliBeam system is enabled.
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Turning On and Enabling IntelliBeam
To enable the IntelliBeam system,
press the button on the end of the
turn signal lever when the exterior
lamp control is in the AUTO or 2
position. The blue high-beam on light
appears on the instrument cluster
when the high beams are on.
Driving with IntelliBeam
The system only activates the high
beams when driving over 40 km/h
(25 mph).
There is a sensor near the top center
of the windshield that automatically
controls the system. Keep this area of
the windshield clear of debris to allow
for best system performance.
The high-beam headlamps remain on,
under the automatic control, until one
of the following situations occurs:
. The system detects an
approaching vehicle's headlamps.
. The system detects a preceding
vehicle's taillamps.
. The outside light is bright enough
that high-beam headlamps are not
required.
. The vehicle's speed drops below
20 km/h (12 mph).
. The IntelliBeam system is disabled
by the high/low-beam changer or
the flash-to-pass feature. If this
happens, press the button on the
end of the turn signal lever when
the exterior lamp control is in the
AUTO or 2 position. The
instrument cluster light will come
on to indicate the IntelliBeam is
reactivated. See Headlamp High/
Low-Beam Changer 0 193 and
Flash-to-Pass 0 193.
The high beams may not turn off
automatically if the system cannot
detect another vehicle's lamps because
of any of the following:
. The other vehicle's lamps are
missing, damaged, obstructed from
view, or otherwise undetected.
. The other vehicle's lamps are
covered with dirt, snow, and/or
road spray.
. The other vehicle's lamps cannot
be detected due to dense exhaust,
smoke, fog, snow, road spray, mist,
or other airborne obstructions.
. The vehicle's windshield is dirty,
cracked, or obstructed by
something that blocks the view of
the light sensor.
. The vehicle is loaded such that the
front end points upward, causing
the light sensor to aim high and
not detect headlamps and
taillamps.
. Driving on winding or hilly roads.
The automatic high-beam headlamps
may need to be disabled if any of the
above conditions exist.
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Exterior Lamps Off
Reminder
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL)
Automatic Headlamp
System
A warning chime sounds if the driver
door is opened while the ignition is off
and the exterior lamps are on.
DRL can make it easier for others to
see the front of your vehicle during
the day. Fully functional DRL are
required on all vehicles first sold in
Canada.
When the exterior lamp control is set
to AUTO and it is dark enough
outside, the headlamps come on
automatically.
Headlamp High/Low-Beam
Changer
3 : Push the turn signal lever away
from you and release, to turn the high
beams on. To return to low beams,
push the lever again or pull it toward
you and release.
This indicator light turns on in the
instrument cluster when the
high-beam headlamps are on.
If equipped with Light-Emitting Diode
(LED) headlamps, the dedicated DRL
will come on when all of the following
conditions are met:
. The ignition is on.
.
The exterior lamp control is
in AUTO.
.
The light sensor determines it is
daytime.
.
The parking brake is released or
the vehicle is not in P (Park).
When the DRL are on, the taillamps,
sidemarker lamps, and other lamps
will not be on.
Flash-to-Pass
The DRL turn off when the headlamps
are turned to O or the ignition is off.
To flash the high beams, pull the turn
signal lever toward you, and release.
For vehicles first sold in Canada, the
DRL cannot be turned off.
There is a light sensor on top of the
instrument panel. Do not cover the
sensor.
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
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light outside when the vehicle leaves
the garage, there is a slight delay
before the automatic headlamp
system changes to the DRL. During
that delay, the instrument cluster may
not be as bright as usual. Make sure
the instrument panel brightness
control is in the full bright position.
See Instrument Panel Illumination
Control 0 195.
lamps turn off. Move the exterior
lamp control to O or ; to disable
this feature.
Hazard Warning Flashers
When it is bright enough outside, the
headlamps will turn off or may change
to Daytime Running Lamps (DRL).
Move the lever all the way up or down
to signal a turn.
The automatic headlamp system turns
off when the exterior lamp control is
turned to O or the ignition is off.
| : Touch this button to make the
For vehicles sold in Canada, this
control only works when the
transmission is in P (Park).
front and rear turn signal lamps flash
on and off. Touch again to turn the
flashers off.
Lights On with Wipers
The hazard warning flashers turn on
automatically if the airbags deploy.
If the windshield wipers are activated
in daylight with the engine on, and
the exterior lamp control is in AUTO,
the headlamps, parking lamps, and
other exterior lamps come on. The
transition time for the lamps coming
on varies based on wiper speed. When
the wipers are not operating, these
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals
An arrow on the instrument cluster
flashes in the direction of the turn or
lane change.
Raise or lower the lever until the
arrow starts to flash to signal a lane
change. Hold it there until the lane
change is completed. If the lever is
briefly pressed and released, the turn
signal flashes three times.
The turn and lane-change signal can
be turned off manually by moving the
lever back to its original position.
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If after signaling a turn or lane
change, the arrow flashes rapidly or
does not come on, a signal bulb may
be burned out.
Replace any burned out bulbs. If a
bulb is not burned out, check the fuse.
See Fuses and Circuit Breakers 0 337.
Interior Lighting
Instrument Panel
Illumination Control
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Courtesy Lamps
The courtesy lamps come on when
any door is opened unless the dome
lamp override is activated. To
deactivate the dome lamp override,
press ( OFF and the indicator light
on the button will turn off.
Dome Lamps
The dome lamp is in the overhead
console.
The brightness of the instrument
panel lighting and steering wheel
controls can be adjusted.
D : Move the thumbwheel up or
down to brighten or dim the lights.
The brightness of the displays
automatically adjusts based on
outdoor lighting. The instrument
panel illumination control will set the
lowest level to which the displays will
be automatically adjusted.
To change the dome lamp settings,
press:
( OFF : Turns the lamp off, even
when a door is open.
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+ ON/OFF : Turns the lamp on
Lighting Features
or off.
Entry Lighting
Reading Lamps
There are front and rear reading
lamps on the overhead console and
over the rear passenger doors. These
lamps come on automatically when
any door is opened.
To manually turn the reading lamps
on or off:
Press the lamp lenses over the rear
passenger doors.
Some exterior lamps and most of the
interior lights turn on briefly at night,
or in areas of limited lighting when K
is pressed on the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
0 35. When the driver door is opened,
all control lights, Driver Information
Center (DIC) lights, and door pocket
lights turn on. After about 30 seconds
the exterior lamps turn off, then the
remaining interior lights dim to off.
Entry lighting can be disabled
manually by changing the ignition out
of the OFF position, or by pressing Q
on the RKE transmitter.
This feature can be changed. See
“Vehicle Locator Lights” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
Press m or n next to each overhead
console reading lamp.
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Entry Lighting with Approach
Detection
If equipped with approach detection,
the entry lighting feature will
automatically turn on when the RKE
transmitter is detected within
approximately 2 m (6 ft) of the vehicle.
If the vehicle has remained parked for
an extended period of time with no
RKE transmitter use or Keyless Access
operation, approach detection will be
disabled. To reactivate, press any
button on the RKE transmitter or
open and close all vehicle doors to
re-enable the entry lighting feature on
approach.
Approach detection will not work if:
. The vehicle battery is low.
.
The ignition is in ACC/ACCESSORY
or ON/RUN.
.
Entry lighting is set to OFF in
“Vehicle Locator Lights”. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
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Approach detection will not work with
a single RKE transmitter if:
. The RKE transmitter is left within
a 5 m (16 ft) range of the vehicle
for several minutes.
. The RKE transmitter is left inside
the vehicle and all the doors are
closed.
Battery Power Protection
Exit Lighting
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver
Some exterior lamps and interior
lights come on at night, or in areas
with limited lighting, when the driver
door is opened after the ignition is
turned off. The dome lamp comes on
after the ignition is changed to the
OFF position. The exterior lamps and
dome lamp remain on for a set
amount of time, then automatically
turn off.
The exterior lamps turn off
immediately by turning the exterior
lamp control off.
This feature can be changed. See
Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
The battery saver feature is designed
to protect the vehicle's battery.
If some interior lamps are left on and
the ignition is turned off, the battery
rundown protection system
automatically turns the lamp off after
some time.
The exterior lamps turn off about
10 minutes after the ignition is turned
off, if the parking lamps or headlamps
have been manually left on. This
protects against draining the battery.
To restart the 10-minute timer, turn
the exterior lamp control to the off
position and then back to the parking
lamp or headlamp position.
To keep the lamps on for more than
10 minutes, the ignition must be in
the ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/RUN
position.
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Infotainment System
Introduction
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Introduction
Infotainment
See the infotainment manual for
information on the radio, audio
players, rear seat infotainment, phone,
navigation system, and voice or
speech recognition. It also includes
information on settings.
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Climate Controls
Climate Control Systems
Climate Control Systems
Automatic Climate Control System (Quad Zone Gasoline Only)
Automatic Climate Control
System (Quad Zone Gasoline Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Automatic Climate Control
System (Dual Zone - Gasoline
and Hybrid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
199
The climate control buttons and the touch screen are used to adjust the heating,
cooling, and ventilation.
Air Vents
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Maintenance
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Climate Control Buttons
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
5. Defrost
2. Fan Control
7. Recirculation
3. Driver and Passenger Heated and
Ventilated Seats (If Equipped)
8. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
4. Rear Window Defogger
6. OFF (Fan)
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9. Ionizer Status Indicator (If
Equipped)
Climate Control Touch Screen
Climate Touch Screen Controls
1. Outside Temperature Display
2. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
3. Fan Control
4. A/C (Air Conditioning)
5. Climate Control Selection
(Application Tray Button)
6. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
7. Driver and Passenger Air
Delivery Mode Controls
8. Defog
The fan, air delivery mode, air
conditioning, driver and passenger
temperatures, and SYNC settings can
be controlled by touching CLIMATE
on the infotainment home screen or
the climate button in the touch screen
application tray. A selection can then
be made on the front climate control
page displayed. See the infotainment
manual.
Climate Control Status Screen
The climate control status screen
appears briefly when the climate
control buttons on the faceplate are
adjusted.
Automatic Operation
The system automatically controls the
fan speed, air delivery, air
conditioning, and recirculation in
order to heat or cool the vehicle to the
desired temperature.
When the indicator light is on or
AUTO is displayed on the touch
screen, the system is in full automatic
operation. If the air delivery mode or
fan setting is manually adjusted, the
auto indicator turns off and the
display will show the selected settings.
Auto operation can be turned off
individually for climate settings.
For automatic operation:
1. Press AUTO.
2. Set the temperature. Allow the
system time to stabilize. Then
adjust the temperature as needed
for best comfort.
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To improve fuel efficiency and to cool
the vehicle faster, recirculation may be
automatically selected in warm
weather. The recirculation light will
not come on in AUTO mode. Press
@ to select recirculation; press it
again to select outside air.
English units can be changed to
metric units through the instrument
cluster. See “Cluster Options Menu” or
“Cluster Menu” under Instrument
Cluster (Base Level) 0 125 or
Instrument Cluster (Uplevel) 0 128.
OFF : Press to turn the fan on or off.
The temperature control and air
delivery mode can still be adjusted.
Q / R : The temperature can be
adjusted separately for the driver and
the passenger. Press to increase or
decrease the temperature. Press and
hold to rapidly increase or decrease
the temperature.
The driver and passenger
temperatures can also be adjusted by
touching the buttons on the touch
screen.
SYNC : Touch SYNC on the touch
screen to link all climate zone settings
to the driver settings. When all
climate zone settings are linked the
SYNC indicator will be lit. Adjust the
driver side temperature control to
change the linked temperature. When
the front or rear passenger settings
are adjusted, the SYNC indicator will
turn off.
Manual Operation
Q 9 R : Press the fan control
buttons or the touch screen fan
control, to increase or decrease the
fan speed. Press and hold the buttons
or the touch screen control to adjust
speed more quickly. The fan speed
setting displays. Pressing either button
cancels automatic fan control and the
fan can be controlled manually. Press
AUTO to return to automatic
operation.
Driver and Passenger Air Delivery
Mode Controls : When the climate
information is displayed, touch the
desired air delivery mode on the touch
screen to change the direction of the
airflow. The selected air delivery mode
button is lit. Touching any of the air
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delivery buttons cancels automatic air
delivery control and the direction of
the airflow can be controlled
manually. Press AUTO to return to
automatic operation.
To change the current mode, select
one of the following:
Y : Air is directed to the instrument
panel outlets.
\ : Air is divided between the
instrument panel outlets and the floor
outlets.
[ : Air is directed to the floor
outlets.
- : Clears the windows of fog or
moisture. Air is directed to the
windshield and floor outlets.
0 : Clears the windshield of fog or
frost more quickly. Air is directed to
the windshield. Press 0 to turn on or
off. Changing the air delivery mode
also turns the defrost off.
A/C : Touch A/C on the touch screen
to turn the automatic air conditioning
on or off. If the fan is turned off or the
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outside temperature falls below
freezing, the air conditioner will
not run.
Press AUTO to return to automatic
operation and the air conditioner runs
as needed.
Automatic Air Recirculation : When
the AUTO indicator light is on, the air
is automatically recirculated as
needed to help quickly cool the inside
of the vehicle.
The climate control system may have
a sensor to detect air pollution. When
using automatic air recirculation, the
air quality control system may
operate. To adjust the sensitivity of
the air quality sensor, see “Climate
and Air Quality” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
@ : Press to alternate between
recirculating air inside the vehicle or
pulling in outside air. The indicator
light on the button is lit when
recirculation mode is active. This
helps to quickly cool the air inside the
vehicle or reduce the outside air and
odors that might enter.
Pressing this button cancels automatic
recirculation. Press AUTO to return to
automatic operation; recirculation
runs automatically as needed.
screen. To turn the ionizer on or off,
see “Climate and Air Quality” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
Manual recirculation mode is not
available when in Defrost or Defog
modes.
K : Press to turn the rear window
Rear Window Defogger
defogger on or off.
Auto Defog : The climate control
system may have a sensor to
automatically detect high humidity
inside the vehicle. When high
humidity is detected, the climate
control system may adjust to outside
air supply and turn on the air
conditioner. If the climate control
system does not detect possible
window fogging, it returns to normal
operation. To turn Auto Defog off or
on, see “Climate and Air Quality”
under Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
The rear window defogger can be set
to automatic operation. See “Climate
and Air Quality” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 178. When Auto Rear
Defog is selected, the rear window
defogger turns on automatically when
the interior temperature is cold and
the outside temperature is about 4 °C
(40 °F) and below.
Ionizer : If equipped with an ionizer,
this feature helps to clean the air
inside the vehicle and remove
contaminants such as pollen, odors,
and dust. If the climate control
system is on and the ionizer is
enabled, the ionizer status indicator
will be lit on the climate control touch
The heated outside rearview mirrors
turn on when the rear window
defogger button is on and help to
clear fog or frost from the surface of
the mirrors.
The upper grid lines on the rear
window are antenna lines and are not
intended to heat when the defogger is
activated.
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Caution
Do not try to clear frost or other
material from the inside of the
front windshield and rear window
with a razor blade or anything else
that is sharp. This may damage the
rear window defogger grid and
affect the radio's ability to pick up
stations clearly. The repairs would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
uses the driver’s previous settings to
heat or cool the inside of the vehicle.
The rear defog may come on during
remote start based on cold ambient
conditions. The rear defog indicator
light does not come on during a
remote start. If equipped with heated
or ventilated seats, they may come on
during a remote start. See Remote
Vehicle Start 0 42 and Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 71.
Sensor
Driver and Passenger Heated and
Ventilated Seats (If Equipped) :
Press I or + to heat the driver or
passenger seatback only.
Press J or z to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and seatback.
Press C or { to ventilate the driver
or passenger seat. See Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 71.
Remote Start Climate Control
Operation : If equipped with the
remote start feature, the climate
control system may run when the
vehicle is started remotely. The system
The solar sensor, on top of the
instrument panel near the windshield,
monitors the solar heat.
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The climate control system uses the
sensor information to adjust the
temperature, fan speed, recirculation,
and air delivery mode for best
comfort.
If the sensor is covered, the automatic
climate control system may not work
properly.
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Rear Climate Control System
The rear climate control system is on the rear of the center console. The settings
can be adjusted with the rear climate control buttons and the touch screen.
Rear Climate Touch Screen Controls
1. Outside Temperature Display
2. Rear Control Lockout
Rear Climate Control Buttons
1. Rear Driver Side and Passenger
Side Seat Temperature Controls
2.
O (On/Off)
3. Air Delivery Mode Control
4. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
5. Fan Control
3. ON/OFF
4. Climate Control Selection
(Application Tray Button)
5. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperatures)
6. Rear AUTO (Automatic
Operation)
7. Rear Driver Side and Passenger
Side Climate Temperature
Controls
8. Rear Fan Control
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9. Air Delivery Mode Control
Automatic Operation
Rear : Touch Rear on the Home Page
on the infotainment system display to
open the rear climate control screen.
The rear climate control settings can
now be adjusted from the front
passenger area.
AUTO : Press to turn on or off. The
air delivery is controlled
automatically. The AUTO indicator
appears on the display. If the air
delivery mode is manually adjusted,
this cancels full automatic operation.
O : Press O or touch ON/OFF on the
Manual Operation
touch screen to turn the rear climate
control on or off.
SYNC : Touch SYNC on the touch
screen to match the rear climate
control temperature to the front
climate control driver temperature.
The SYNC button will be lit.
Rear Control Lockout : Touch to lock
or unlock control of the rear climate
control system from the rear seat
passengers. When locked, the rear
climate control can only be adjusted
from the front seat.
9 : Press or press and hold the rear
fan button up or down to increase or
decrease the rear climate airflow. The
rear climate airflow can also be
adjusted by touching the fan controls
on the front climate touch screen.
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Temperature Controls : Press or
press and hold the rear temperature
control buttons up or down to adjust
the rear passenger temperatures. The
rear passenger temperatures can also
be adjusted by touching + for warmer
air or − for cooler air on the front
climate touch screen.
Air Delivery Mode Control : Press or
press and hold the button up or down
to select the desired air delivery mode.
Touch the right and left arrows at the
bottom of the touchscreen to change
the direction of the airflow in the rear
seating area.
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Automatic Climate Control System (Dual Zone - Gasoline
and Hybrid)
The climate control buttons and the touch screen are used to adjust the heating,
cooling, and ventilation.
Climate Touch Screen Controls
(Gasoline Only)
1. Outside Temperature Display
2. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
Climate Control Buttons
3. Fan Control
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
5. Defrost
4. A/C (Air Conditioning)
6. OFF (Fan)
2. Fan Control
7. Recirculation
5. Climate Control Selection
(Application Tray Button)
3. Driver and Passenger Heated and
Ventilated Seats (If Equipped)
8. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
4. Rear Window Defogger
6. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
7. Driver and Passenger Air
Delivery Mode Controls
8. Defog
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9. Ionizer Status Indicator
(If Equipped)
5. Climate Control Selection
(Application Tray Button)
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Climate Control Status Screen
6. SYNC (Synchronized
Temperature)
7. Driver and Passenger Air
Delivery Mode Controls
8. Defog
9. Ionizer Status Indicator
(If Equipped)
Climate Control Touch Screen
Climate Touch Screen Controls
(Hybrid Only)
1. Outside Temperature Display
2. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
3. Fan Control
4. Heater and A/C (Air
Conditioning)
The fan, air delivery mode, air
conditioning, driver and passenger
temperatures, and SYNC settings can
be controlled by touching CLIMATE
on the infotainment home screen or
the climate button in the touch screen
application tray. A selection can then
be made on the front climate control
page displayed. See the infotainment
manual.
The climate control status screen
appears briefly when the climate
control buttons on the faceplate are
adjusted.
Automatic Operation
The system automatically controls the
fan speed, air delivery, air
conditioning, and recirculation in
order to heat or cool the vehicle to the
desired temperature.
When the indicator light is on or
AUTO is displayed on the touch
screen, the system is in full automatic
operation. If the air delivery mode or
fan setting is manually adjusted, the
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auto indicator turns off and the
display will show the selected settings.
Auto operation can be turned off
individually for climate settings.
For automatic operation:
1. Press AUTO.
2. Set the temperature. Allow the
system time to stabilize. Then
adjust the temperature as needed
for best comfort.
To improve fuel efficiency and to cool
the vehicle faster, recirculation may be
automatically selected in warm
weather. The recirculation light will
not come on in AUTO mode. Press
@ to select recirculation; press it
again to select outside air.
English units can be changed to
metric units through the instrument
cluster. See “Cluster Options Menu”
under Instrument Cluster (Base Level)
0 125 or Instrument Cluster
(Uplevel) 0 128.
OFF : Press to turn the fan on or off.
The temperature control and air
delivery mode can still be adjusted.
Q / R : The temperature can be
adjusted separately for the driver and
the passenger. Press up or down to
increase or decrease the temperature.
Press and hold up or down to rapidly
increase or decrease the temperature.
The driver and passenger
temperatures can also be adjusted by
touching the buttons on the touch
screen.
SYNC : Touch SYNC on the touch
screen to link all climate zone settings
to the driver settings. When all
climate zone settings are linked, the
SYNC indicator will be lit. Adjust the
driver side temperature control to
change the linked temperature. When
the front or rear passenger settings
are adjusted, the SYNC indicator will
turn off.
Manual Operation
Q 9 R : Press the fan control
buttons up or down or touch the
touch screen fan control, to increase
or decrease the fan speed. Press and
hold the buttons up or down or touch
the touch screen control to adjust
speed more quickly. The fan speed
setting displays. Pressing either button
cancels automatic fan control and the
fan can be controlled manually. Press
AUTO to return to automatic
operation.
Driver and Passenger Air Delivery
Mode Controls : When the climate
information is displayed, touch the
desired air delivery mode on the touch
screen to change the direction of the
airflow. The selected air delivery mode
button is lit. Touching any of the air
delivery buttons cancels automatic air
delivery control and the direction of
the airflow can be controlled
manually. Press AUTO to return to
automatic operation.
To change the current mode, select
one of the following:
Y : Air is directed to the instrument
panel outlets.
\ : Air is divided between the
instrument panel outlets and the floor
outlets.
[ : Air is directed to the floor
outlets.
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- : Clears the windows of fog or
moisture. Air is directed to the
windshield and floor outlets.
0 : Clears the windshield of fog or
frost more quickly. Air is directed to
the windshield. Press 0 to turn on or
off. Changing the air delivery mode
also turns the defrost off.
A/C : Touch A/C on the touch screen
to turn the automatic air conditioning
on or off. If the fan is turned off or the
outside temperature falls below
freezing, the air conditioner will
not run.
Press AUTO to return to automatic
operation and the air conditioner runs
as needed.
Heater & A/C (Hybrid Vehicle) :
Touch Heater & A/C on the touch
screen to turn electric heater and air
conditioning on or off.
Press AUTO to return to automatic
operation and the electric heater and
air conditioner run as needed.
Automatic Air Recirculation : When
the AUTO indicator light is on, the air
is automatically recirculated as
needed to help quickly cool the inside
of the vehicle.
The climate control system may have
a sensor to detect air pollution. When
using automatic air recirculation, the
air quality control system may
operate. To adjust the sensitivity of
the air quality sensor, see “Climate
and Air Quality” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
@ : Press to alternate between
recirculating air inside the vehicle or
pulling in outside air. The indicator
light on the button is lit when
recirculation mode is active. This
helps to quickly cool the air inside the
vehicle or reduce the outside air and
odors that might enter.
Pressing this button cancels automatic
recirculation. Press AUTO to return to
automatic operation; recirculation
runs automatically as needed.
Manual recirculation mode is not
available when in Defrost or Defog
modes.
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Auto Defog : The climate control
system may have a sensor to
automatically detect high humidity
inside the vehicle. When high
humidity is detected, the climate
control system may adjust to outside
air supply and turn on the air
conditioner. If the climate control
system does not detect possible
window fogging, it returns to normal
operation. To turn Auto Defog off or
on, see “Climate and Air Quality”
under Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
Ionizer : If equipped with an ionizer,
this feature helps to clean the air
inside the vehicle and remove
contaminants; such as pollen, odors,
and dust. If the climate control
system is on and the ionizer is
enabled, the ionizer status indicator
will be lit on the climate control touch
screen. To turn the ionizer on or off,
see “Climate and Air Quality” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
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Rear Window Defogger
K : Press to turn the rear window
defogger on or off.
The rear window defogger can be set
to automatic operation. See “Climate
and Air Quality” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 178. When Auto Rear
Defog is selected, the rear window
defogger turns on automatically when
the interior temperature is cold and
the outside temperature is about 4 °C
(40 °F) and below.
The upper grid lines on the rear
window are antenna lines and are not
intended to heat when the defogger is
activated.
The heated outside rearview mirrors
turn on when the rear window
defogger button is on and help to
clear fog or frost from the surface of
the mirrors.
Caution
Do not try to clear frost or other
material from the inside of the
front windshield and rear window
(Continued)
Caution (Continued)
with a razor blade or anything else
that is sharp. This may damage the
rear window defogger grid and
affect the radio's ability to pick up
stations clearly. The repairs would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
remote start based on cold ambient
conditions. The rear defog indicator
light does not come on during a
remote start. If equipped with heated
or ventilated seats, they may come on
during a remote start. See Remote
Vehicle Start 0 42 and Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 71.
Sensor
Driver and Passenger Heated and
Ventilated Seats (If Equipped) :
Press I or + to heat the driver or
passenger seatback only.
Press J or z to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and seatback.
Press C or { to ventilate the driver
or passenger seat. See Heated and
Ventilated Front Seats 0 71.
Remote Start Climate Control
Operation : If equipped with the
remote start feature, the climate
control system may run when the
vehicle is started remotely. The system
uses the driver’s previous settings to
heat or cool the inside of the vehicle.
The rear defog may come on during
The solar sensor, on top of the
instrument panel near the windshield,
monitors the solar heat.
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The climate control system uses the
sensor information to adjust the
temperature, fan speed, recirculation,
and air delivery mode for best
comfort.
Air Vents
If the sensor is covered, the automatic
climate control system may not work
properly.
Adjustable air vents are in the center
and on the sides of the instrument
panel, on the rear of the center
console storage, and in the headliner
over the rear seats, if equipped.
Move the slider knobs to change the
direction of or to close off the airflow.
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Operation Tips
. Clear away any ice, snow, or leaves
from air inlets at the base of the
windshield that could block the
flow of air into the vehicle.
. Keep the path under the front
seats clear of objects to help
circulate the air inside of the
vehicle more effectively.
. Use of non-GM approved hood
deflectors can adversely affect the
performance of the system. Check
with your dealer before adding
equipment to the outside of the
vehicle.
. Do not attach any devices to the
air vent slats. This restricts airflow
and may cause damage to the air
vents.
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Maintenance
Passenger Compartment
Air Filter
The filter reduces dust, pollen, and
other airborne irritants from outside
air that is pulled into the vehicle. The
filter should be replaced as part of
routine scheduled maintenance. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 395.
See your dealer regarding replacement
of the filter.
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 (Gasoline Only) . . . . . . . . . .
Braking (Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving on Wet Roads . . . . . . . . . . .
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . .
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If the Vehicle Is Stuck . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
214
215
215
215
215
216
216
217
217
218
219
219
220
221
Starting and Operating
New Vehicle Break-In (Gasoline
Engine Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the Engine
(Gasoline Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the Engine
(Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
224
225
227
229
231
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting Into Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting out of Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking over Things
That Burn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Extended Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
232
232
233
234
234
Electric Vehicle Operating
Modes
Driver Selected Operating Modes
(Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Out of Fuel/Engine
Unavailable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Maintenance Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Engine Exhaust
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Automatic Transmission
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . 239
Manual Mode (Gasoline Only) . . . 241
Drive Systems
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
Brakes
Antilock Brake System (ABS) . . . . 243
Electric Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Brake Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
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Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Automatic Vehicle
Hold (AVH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Regenerative Braking
(Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Ride Control Systems
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Driver Mode Control
(Gasoline Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Cruise Control
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Adaptive Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . 253
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) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Night Vision System . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) . . . .
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . . . .
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262
268
268
270
272
274
276
277
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Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . . . . 279
Surround Vision Recorder . . . . . . . 280
Charging
Plug-In Charging
(Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delayed Charging Override
(Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charging Status Feedback
(Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charge Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Utility Interruption of Charging
(Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical Requirements for
Battery Charging
(Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Conversions and Add-Ons
282
283
284
288
293
294
Fuel
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Fuel Requirements . . . .
Fuels in Foreign Countries . . . . . . .
Fuel Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing (With Hybrid
Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Trailer Towing (All Engines
Except Hybrid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Towing Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
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296
296
296
297
299
Trailer Towing
General Towing Information . . . . 299
Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Add-On Electrical Equipment . . . 304
Driving Information
Distracted Driving
Distraction comes in many forms and
can take your focus from the task of
driving. Exercise good judgment and
do not let other activities divert your
attention away from the road. Many
local governments have enacted laws
regarding driver distraction. Become
familiar with the local laws in
your area.
To avoid distracted driving, 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.
. Designate a front seat passenger
to handle potential distractions.
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.
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.
See the infotainment manual for
information on that system or the
navigation system, if equipped,
including pairing and using a cell
phone.
.
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.
Defensive driving means “always
expect the unexpected.” The first step
in driving defensively is to wear the
safety belt. See Safety Belts 0 77.
. 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.
{ 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.
Defensive Driving
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{ 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.
Drunk Driving
Braking (Gasoline Only)
Death and injury associated with
drinking and driving is a global
tragedy.
Braking action involves perception
time and reaction time. Deciding to
push the brake pedal is perception
time. Actually doing it is
reaction time.
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Average driver reaction time is about
three-quarters of a second. In that
time, a vehicle moving at 100 km/h
(60 mph) travels 20 m (66 ft), which
could be a lot of distance in an
emergency.
Helpful braking tips to keep in mind
include:
. Keep enough distance between
you and the vehicle in front
of you.
. Avoid needless heavy braking.
.
Keep pace with traffic.
If the engine ever stops while the
vehicle is being driven, brake normally
but do not pump the brakes. Doing so
could make the pedal harder to push
down. If the engine stops, there will
be some power brake assist but it will
be used when the brake is applied.
Once the power assist is used up, it
can take longer to stop and the brake
pedal will be harder to push.
Braking (Hybrid Only)
Steering
Braking action involves perception
time and reaction time. Deciding to
push the brake pedal is perception
time. Actually doing it is
reaction time.
Variable Effort Steering
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.
The brake system is not affected by
whether or not the engine is running.
If there is a brake controller fault, the
brakes may lose power assist. More
effort will be required to stop the
vehicle.
The vehicle has a steering system that
varies the amount of effort required to
steer the vehicle in relation to the
speed of the vehicle.
The amount of steering effort required
is less at slower speeds to make the
vehicle more maneuverable and easier
to park. At faster speeds, the steering
effort increases to provide a sport-like
feel to the steering. This provides
maximum control and stability.
Electric Power Steering
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.
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If the steering wheel is turned until it
reaches the end of its travel and is
held against that position for an
extended period of time, power
steering assist may be reduced.
Steering in Emergencies
.
There are some situations when
steering around a problem may be
more effective than braking.
.
Holding both sides of the steering
wheel allows you to turn
180 degrees without removing
a hand.
Normal use of the power steering
assist should return when the system
cools down.
.
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
allows steering while braking.
See specific vehicle steering messages
under Vehicle Messages 0 166.
Off-Road Recovery
If steering assist is used for an
extended period of time, power assist
may be reduced.
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1. Ease off the accelerator and then,
if there is nothing in the way,
steer the vehicle so that it
straddles the edge of the
pavement.
2. Turn the steering wheel about
one-eighth of a turn, until the
right front tire contacts the
pavement edge.
3. Turn the steering wheel to go
straight down the roadway.
Loss of Control
See your dealer if there is a problem.
Skidding
Curve Tips
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.
.
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.
The vehicle's right wheels can drop off
the edge of a road onto the shoulder
while driving. Follow these tips:
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Defensive drivers avoid most skids by
taking reasonable care suited to
existing conditions, and by not
overdriving those conditions. But
skids are always possible.
If the vehicle starts to slide, follow
these suggestions:
. Ease your foot off the accelerator
pedal and steer the way you want
the vehicle to go. The vehicle may
straighten out. Be ready for a
second skid if it occurs.
. Slow down and adjust your driving
according to weather conditions.
Stopping distance can be longer
and vehicle control can be affected
when traction is reduced by water,
snow, ice, gravel, or other material
on the road. Learn to recognize
warning clues — such as enough
water, ice, or packed snow on
the road to make a mirrored
surface — and slow down when
you have any doubt.
. Try to avoid sudden steering,
acceleration, or braking, including
reducing vehicle speed by shifting
to a lower gear. Any sudden
changes could cause the tires to
slide.
Remember: Antilock brakes help avoid
only the braking skid.
Driving on Wet Roads
Rain and wet roads can reduce vehicle
traction and affect your ability to stop
and accelerate. Always drive slower in
these types of driving conditions and
avoid driving through large puddles
and deep-standing or flowing water.
{ Warning
Wet brakes can cause crashes. They
might not work as well in a quick
stop and could cause pulling to one
side. You could lose control of the
vehicle.
After driving through a large puddle
of water or a car/vehicle wash,
lightly apply the brake pedal until
the brakes work normally.
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
Flowing or rushing water creates
strong forces. Driving through
flowing water could cause the
vehicle to be carried away. If this
happens, you and other vehicle
occupants could drown. Do not
ignore police warnings and be very
cautious about trying to drive
through flowing water.
Hydroplaning
Hydroplaning is dangerous. Water can
build up under the vehicle's tires so
they actually ride on the water. This
can happen if the road is wet enough
and you are going fast enough. When
the vehicle is hydroplaning, it has
little or no contact with the road.
There is no hard and fast rule about
hydroplaning. The best advice is to
slow down when the road is wet.
Other Rainy Weather Tips
Besides slowing down, other wet
weather driving tips include:
. Allow extra following distance.
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.
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 0 345.
.
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.
Hill and Mountain Roads
Driving on steep hills or through
mountains is different than driving on
flat or rolling terrain. Tips include:
. Keep the vehicle serviced and in
good shape.
. Check all fluid levels and brakes,
tires, cooling system, and
transmission.
. Shift to a lower gear when going
down steep or long hills.
{ 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).
.
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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
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 0 248.
. Antilock Brake System (ABS)
improves vehicle stability during
hard stops, but the brakes should
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be applied sooner than when on
dry pavement. See Antilock Brake
System (ABS) 0 243.
See Driver Mode Control (Gasoline
Only) 0 249
.
.
Allow greater following distance
and watch for slippery spots. Icy
patches can occur on otherwise
clear roads in shaded areas. The
surface of a curve or an overpass
can remain icy when the
surrounding roads are clear. Avoid
sudden steering maneuvers and
braking while on ice.
Turn off cruise control.
Blizzard Conditions
Stop the vehicle in a safe place and
signal for help. Stay with the vehicle
unless there is help nearby. If possible,
use Roadside Service. See Roadside
Service 0 416. To get help and keep
everyone in the vehicle safe:
. Turn on the hazard warning
flashers.
. Tie a red cloth to an outside
mirror.
{ Warning
Warning (Continued)
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.
For more information about CO, see
Engine Exhaust 0 238.
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 the
fan speed to the highest
setting. See “Climate Control
Systems.”
(Continued)
To save fuel, run the engine for short
periods to warm the vehicle and then
shut the engine off and partially close
the window. Moving about to keep
warm also helps.
If it takes time for help to arrive,
when running the engine, push the
accelerator pedal slightly so the
engine runs faster than the idle speed.
This keeps the battery charged to
restart the vehicle and to signal for
help with the headlamps. Do this as
little as possible, to save fuel.
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
Slowly and cautiously spin the wheels
to free the vehicle when stuck in sand,
mud, ice, or snow.
If stuck too severely for the traction
system to free the vehicle, turn the
traction system off and use the
rocking method. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 248.
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{ Warning
If the vehicle's tires spin at high
speed, they can explode, and you or
others could be injured. The vehicle
can overheat, causing an engine
compartment fire or other damage.
Spin the wheels as little as possible
and avoid going above 56 km/h
(35 mph).
Rocking the Vehicle to Get it Out
Turn the steering wheel left and right
to clear the area around the front
wheels. Turn off any traction system.
Shift back and forth between
R (Reverse) and a low forward gear,
spinning the wheels as little as
possible. To prevent transmission
wear, wait until the wheels stop
spinning before shifting gears. Release
the accelerator pedal while shifting,
and press lightly on the accelerator
pedal when the transmission is in
gear. Slowly spinning the wheels in
the forward and reverse directions
causes a rocking motion that could
free the vehicle. If that does not get
the vehicle out after a few tries, it
might need to be towed out. If the
vehicle does need to be towed out, see
Towing the Vehicle 0 382.
Vehicle Load Limits
It is very important to know how
much weight the vehicle can carry.
This weight is called the vehicle
capacity weight and includes the
weight of all occupants, cargo, and
all nonfactory-installed options.
Two labels on the vehicle may
show how much weight it may
properly carry: the Tire and
Loading Information label and the
Certification label.
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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
{ 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
(Continued)
Label Example
A vehicle-specific Tire and
Loading Information label is
attached to the vehicle's center
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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 tire size of
the original equipment tires (3)
and the recommended cold tire
inflation pressures (4). For more
information on tires and inflation
see Tires 0 345 and Tire
Pressure 0 353.
There is also important loading
information on the Certification
label. It may show the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
and the Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) for the front and rear
axle. See “Certification Label” later
in this section.
“Steps for Determining Correct
Load Limit–
1. Locate the statement "The
combined weight of
occupants and cargo should
never exceed XXX kg or
XXX lbs." on your vehicle’s
placard.
2. Determine the combined
weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding
in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight
of the driver and passengers
from XXX kg or XXX lbs.
4. The resulting figure equals
the available amount of cargo
and luggage load capacity. For
example, if the "XXX" amount
equals 1400 lbs. and there
will be five 150 lb passengers
in your vehicle, the amount
of available cargo and luggage
load capacity is 650 lbs.
(1400-750 (5 x 150) =
650 lbs.)
5. Determine the combined
weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle.
That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo
and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing
a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to
your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how
this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load
capacity of your vehicle.”
See Trailer Towing (All Engines
Except Hybrid) 0 302 or Trailer
Towing (With Hybrid Engine) 0 302
for important information on
towing a trailer, towing safety
rules, and trailering tips.
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Example 1
Example 2
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Example 3
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight
for Example 1 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant Weight
@ 68 kg (150 lbs) × 2 =
136 kg (300 lbs).
3. Available Occupant and
Cargo Weight = 317 kg
(700 lbs).
for Example 2 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant Weight
@ 68 kg (150 lbs) × 5 =
340 kg (750 lbs).
3. Available Cargo Weight =
113 kg (250 lbs).
for Example 3 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant Weight
@ 91 kg (200 lbs) × 5 =
453 kg (1,000 lbs).
3. Available Cargo Weight =
0 kg (0 lbs).
Refer to the vehicle's Tire and
Loading Information label for
specific information about the
vehicle's capacity weight and
seating positions. The combined
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weight of the driver, passengers,
and cargo should never exceed the
vehicle's capacity weight.
Certification Label
{ Warning
Starting and Operating
Things inside the vehicle can
strike and injure people in a
sudden stop or turn, or in a
crash.
New Vehicle Break-In
(Gasoline Engine Only)
.
.
Label Example
A vehicle-specific Certification
label is attached to the vehicle's
center pillar (B-pillar). The label
may show the gross weight
capacity of the vehicle, called the
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR). The GVWR includes the
weight of the vehicle, all
occupants, fuel, and cargo.
Put things in the cargo
area of the vehicle. In the
cargo area, put them as far
forward as possible. Try to
spread the weight evenly.
Never stack heavier things,
like suitcases, inside the
vehicle so that some of
them are above the tops of
the seats.
.
Do not leave an unsecured
child restraint in the
vehicle.
.
Secure loose items in the
vehicle.
.
Do not leave a seat folded
down unless needed.
Follow these recommended guidelines
during the first 2 400 km (1,500 mi) of
driving this vehicle. Parts have a
break-in period and performance will
be better in the long run.
For the first 2 400 km (1,500 mi):
. Avoid full throttle starts and
abrupt stops.
. Do not exceed 4000 engine rpm.
.
Avoid driving at any one constant
speed, fast or slow.
.
Avoid downshifting to brake or
slow the vehicle when the engine
speed will exceed 4000 rpm.
.
Do not let the engine labor. Never
lug the engine in high gear at low
speeds.
.
Do not participate in track events,
sport driving schools, or similar
activities during this break-in
period.
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.
Check engine oil with every
refueling and add if necessary. Oil
and fuel consumption may be
higher than normal during the
first 2 400 km (1,500 mi).
.
To break in new tires, drive at
moderate speeds and avoid hard
cornering for the first
300 km (200 mi). New tires do not
have maximum traction and may
tend to slip.
.
New brake linings also need a
break–in period. Avoid making
hard stops during the first
300 km (200 mi). This is
recommended every time brake
linings are replaced.
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To shift out of P (Park), the vehicle
must be in ACC/ACCESSORY or ON/
RUN, and the brake pedal must be
applied.
Stopping the Engine/OFF (No
Indicator Lights) : When the vehicle
is stopped, press ENGINE START/
STOP once to turn the engine off.
If the vehicle is in P (Park), the
ignition will turn off, and Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) will remain
active. See Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) 0 232.
The vehicle has an electronic keyless
ignition with pushbutton start.
Pressing the button cycles it through
three modes: ACC/ACCESSORY, ON/
RUN/START, and Stopping the
Engine/OFF.
The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter must be in the vehicle for
the system to operate. If the
pushbutton start is not working, the
vehicle may be near a strong radio
antenna signal causing interference to
the Keyless Access system. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 35.
If the vehicle is not in P (Park), the
ignition will return to ACC/
ACCESSORY and display a message in
the Driver Information Center (DIC).
See Transmission Messages 0 177.
When the vehicle is shifted into
P (Park), the ignition system will
switch to OFF.
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.
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If the vehicle must be shut off in an
emergency:
1. Brake using a firm and steady
pressure. Do not pump the
brakes repeatedly. This may
deplete power assist, requiring
increased brake pedal force.
2. Shift the vehicle to N (Neutral).
This can be done while the
vehicle is moving. After shifting
to N (Neutral), firmly apply the
brakes and steer the vehicle to a
safe location.
3. Come to a complete stop, shift to
P (Park), and turn off the
ignition.
4. Set the parking brake. See
Electric Parking Brake 0 243.
{ Warning
Turning off the vehicle while
moving may cause loss of power
assist in the brake and steering
systems and disable the airbags.
While driving, only shut the vehicle
off in an emergency.
If the vehicle cannot be pulled over,
and must be shut off while driving,
press and hold ENGINE START/STOP
for longer than two seconds, or press
twice in five seconds.
ACC/ACCESSORY (Amber Indicator
Light) : This mode allows you to use
some electrical accessories when the
engine is off.
With the ignition off, pressing the
button one time without the brake
pedal applied will place the ignition
system in ACC/ACCESSORY.
The ignition will switch from ACC/
ACCESSORY to OFF after five minutes
to prevent battery rundown.
ON/RUN/START (Green Indicator
Light) : This mode is for driving and
starting. With the ignition off, and the
brake pedal applied, pressing the
button once will place the ignition
system in ON/RUN/START. Once
engine cranking begins, release the
button. Engine cranking will continue
until the engine starts. See Starting the
Engine (Gasoline Only) 0 227 or
Starting the Engine (Hybrid Only) 0 229.
The ignition will then remain in
ON/RUN.
Service Only Mode
This power mode is available for
service and diagnostics, and to verify
the proper operation of the
malfunction indicator lamp as may be
required for emission inspection
purposes. With the vehicle off, and the
brake pedal not applied, pressing and
holding the button for more than
five seconds will place the vehicle in
Service Only Mode. The instruments
and audio systems will operate as they
do in ON/RUN, but the vehicle will
not be able to be driven. The engine
will not start in Service Only Mode.
Press the button again to turn the
vehicle off.
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Starting the Engine
(Gasoline Only)
Move the shift lever to P (Park) or
N (Neutral). To restart the engine
when the vehicle is already moving,
use N (Neutral) only.
Caution
Do not try to shift to P (Park) if the
vehicle is moving. If you do, you
could damage the transmission.
Shift to P (Park) only when the
vehicle is stopped.
Caution
If you add electrical parts or
accessories, you could change the
way the engine operates. Any
resulting damage would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty. See
Add-On Electrical Equipment 0 304.
Starting Procedure
1. With the Keyless Access system,
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter must be in the
vehicle. Press ENGINE START/
STOP with the brake pedal
applied. When the engine begins
cranking, let go of the button.
The idle speed will go down as
the engine gets warm. Do not
race the engine immediately
after starting it.
If the RKE transmitter is not in
the vehicle, if there is
interference, or if the RKE
battery is low, a Driver
Information Center (DIC) will
display a message. See Key and
Lock Messages 0 171 and Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 35.
Caution
Cranking the engine for long
periods of time, by returning the
ignition to the START position
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Caution (Continued)
immediately after cranking has
ended, can overheat and damage
the cranking motor, and drain the
battery. Wait at least 15 seconds
between each try, to let the
cranking motor cool down.
2. If the engine does not start after
five to 10 seconds, especially in
very cold weather (below −18 °C
or 0 °F), it could be flooded with
too much gasoline. Try pushing
the accelerator pedal all the way
to the floor and holding it there
as you press ENGINE START/
STOP. Wait at least 15 seconds
between each try, to allow the
cranking motor to cool down.
When the engine starts, release
the accelerator. If the vehicle
starts briefly but then stops
again, do the same thing. This
clears the extra gasoline from the
engine. Do not race the engine
immediately after starting it.
Operate the engine and
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transmission gently until the oil
warms up and lubricates all
moving parts.
Stop/Start System
{ Warning
Exiting the vehicle without first
shifting into P (Park) may cause the
vehicle to move. You or others may
be injured. Because the vehicle has
the auto engine stop/start feature,
the vehicle's engine might seem to
be shut off; however, once the brake
pedal is released, the engine will
start up again.
Shift to P (Park) and turn the
ignition to LOCK/OFF, before exiting
the vehicle.
The vehicle has a fuel saving stop/
start system to shut off the engine
and help conserve fuel.
Auto Engine Stop/Start
When the brakes are applied and the
vehicle is at a complete stop, the
engine may turn off. When stopped,
the tachometer may display Auto
Stop, or the Auto Stop light may come
on in the instrument cluster. See
Tachometer 0 132 and Auto Stop Mode
(Uplevel Cluster) 0 148. When the
brake pedal is released or the
accelerator pedal is pressed, the
engine may restart.
Auto Stop may be deactivated if:
. A minimum vehicle speed is not
reached.
. The engine or transmission is not
at the required operating
temperature.
. The outside temperature is not in
the required operating range,
typically between -10 °C (14 °F)
and 50 °C (122 °F).
. The shift lever is in any gear other
than D (Drive).
. The battery has been recently
disconnected.
. The battery charge is low.
.
The interior comfort level has not
reached the required level for the
climate control system or defog
settings. See Automatic Climate
Control System (Quad Zone Gasoline Only) 0 199 or Automatic
Climate Control System (Dual Zone Gasoline and Hybrid) 0 206.
.
The Auto Stop time is greater than
two minutes.
The automatic engine stop/start
function can be disabled by
touching h on the touchscreen.
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When h comes on green in the
instrument cluster, the system is
active. The system is not active when
it comes on white with a slash
through it.
Starting the Engine
(Hybrid Only)
{ Warning
Shifting out of P (Park) with the
hood open, into any gear, may
cause the vehicle to move. To help
avoid serious injury to yourself or
others, be sure the vehicle
remains in P (Park) while the
hood remains open.
Move the shift lever to P (Park) or
N (Neutral). To restart the engine
when the vehicle is already moving,
use N (Neutral) only.
Caution
Do not try to shift to P (Park) if the
vehicle is moving. If you do, you
could damage the transmission.
Shift to P (Park) only when the
vehicle is stopped.
Caution
If you add electrical parts or
accessories, you could change the
way the engine operates. Any
resulting damage would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty. See
Add-On Electrical Equipment 0 304.
Hybrid Starting Procedure
1. With the Keyless Access system,
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter must be in the
vehicle. Press ENGINE START/
STOP with the brake pedal
applied. When the engine begins
cranking, let go of the button.
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The idle speed will go down as
the engine gets warm. Do not
race the engine immediately
after starting it.
If the RKE transmitter is not in
the vehicle, if there is
interference, or if the RKE
battery is low, a Driver
Information Center (DIC) will
display a message. See Key and
Lock Messages 0 171 and Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation 0 35.
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.
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2. If the engine does not start after
five to 10 seconds, especially in
very cold weather (below −18 °C
or 0 °F), it could be flooded with
too much gasoline. Try pushing
the accelerator pedal all the way
to the floor and holding it there
as you press ENGINE START/
STOP. Wait at least 15 seconds
between each try, to allow the
cranking motor to cool down.
When the engine starts, release
the accelerator. If the vehicle
starts briefly but then stops
again, do the same thing. This
clears the extra gasoline 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.
When the state of charge is low and
the hood is open, the vehicle may not
start. Close the hood and follow the
starting procedure again.
The vehicle will emit an audible
startup beep when the vehicle is ready
to be driven. When the vehicle ready
light is on in the instrument cluster,
the vehicle is ready to be driven. This
could take up to 15 seconds at
extremely cold temperatures. See
Vehicle Ready Light (Hybrid
Only) 0 149.
Hybrid Operation
This vehicle combines gasoline and
electric propulsion. The gasoline
engine will automatically start to
provide power and then shut off to
save fuel.
The engine may remain
running when:
. Accelerating aggressively or
climbing hills.
. Vehicle speed is greater than
125 km/h (75 mph).
. Charging the high voltage battery.
.
The heater is being used.
The engine and transmission work
together to provide propulsion power
at the highest efficiency. This may
result in higher engine speeds.
Stop/Start System
{ Warning
Exiting the vehicle without first
shifting into P (Park) may cause the
vehicle to move. You or others may
be injured. Because the vehicle has
the auto engine stop/start feature,
the vehicle's engine might seem to
be shut off; however, once the brake
pedal is released, the engine will
start up again.
Shift to P (Park) and turn the
ignition to LOCK/OFF, before exiting
the vehicle.
The vehicle has a fuel saving stop/
start system to shut off the engine
and help conserve fuel.
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Auto Engine Stop/Start
When the brakes are applied and the
vehicle is at a complete stop, the
engine may turn off. When stopped,
the tachometer may display Auto
Stop, or the Auto Stop light may come
on in the instrument cluster. See
Tachometer 0 132 and Auto Stop Mode
(Uplevel Cluster) 0 148. When the
brake pedal is released or the
accelerator pedal is pressed, the
engine may restart.
Auto Stop may be deactivated if:
. A minimum vehicle speed is not
reached.
. The engine or transmission is not
at the required operating
temperature.
. The outside temperature is not in
the required operating range,
typically between -10 °C (14 °F)
and 50 °C (122 °F).
. The shift lever is in any gear other
than D (Drive).
. The battery has been recently
disconnected.
. The battery charge is low.
.
The interior comfort level has not
reached the required level for the
climate control system or defog
settings. See Automatic Climate
Control System (Quad Zone Gasoline Only) 0 199 or Automatic
Climate Control System (Dual Zone Gasoline and Hybrid) 0 206.
.
The Auto Stop time is greater than
two minutes.
.
With the hood open, the engine
will be in an Auto Stop. The driver
may force the engine on when the
hood is open, by completely
pressing the accelerator pedal for
at least two seconds.
When h comes on green in the
instrument cluster, the system is
active. The system is not active when
it comes on white with a slash
through it.
Engine Heater
Vehicles with the engine coolant
heater can use this option in cold
weather conditions at or below −18 °
C (0 °F) for easier starting and better
fuel economy during engine warm-up.
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Plug in the coolant heater at least four
hours before starting your vehicle. An
internal thermostat in the plug-end of
the cord may exist which will prevent
engine coolant heater operation at
temperatures above −18 °C (0 °F).
To Use the Engine Coolant
Heater
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Open the hood and unwrap the
electrical cord. The cord is
clipped to the diagonal brace on
the passenger side of the engine
compartment.
Check the heater cord for
damage. If it is damaged, do not
use it. See your dealer for a
replacement. Inspect the cord for
damage yearly.
3. Plug it into a normal, grounded
110-volt AC outlet.
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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.
. Do not operate the vehicle
with the heater cord
permanently attached to the
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Warning (Continued)
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.
Contact your dealer for information
on how long to use the heater in your
particular area.
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP)
These vehicle accessories can be used
for up to 10 minutes after the engine
is turned off:
. Audio System
.
Power Windows
.
Sunroof (if equipped)
Power to the audio system will work
up to 10 minutes or until the driver
door is opened. Power to the windows
or sunroof will work up to 10 minutes
or until any door is opened.
Shifting Into Park
To shift into P (Park):
1. Hold the brake pedal down and
set the parking brake.
See Electric Parking Brake 0 243.
2. Move the shift lever into P (Park)
by holding in the button on the
shift lever and pushing the lever
all the way toward the front of
the vehicle.
3. Turn the ignition off.
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4. Take the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter with you.
Leaving the Vehicle with the
Engine Running
{ Warning
It can be dangerous to leave the
vehicle with the engine running.
It could overheat and catch fire.
It is dangerous to get out of the
vehicle if the shift lever is not fully
in P (Park) with the parking brake
firmly set. The vehicle can roll.
Do not leave the vehicle when the
engine is running. If you have left
the engine running, the vehicle can
move suddenly. You or others could
be injured. To be sure the vehicle
will not move, even when you are
on fairly level ground, always set
the parking brake and move the
shift lever to P (Park). See Shifting
Into Park 0 232. If you are towing a
trailer, see Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips 0 299.
If you have to leave the vehicle with
the engine running, the vehicle must
be in P (Park) and the parking brake
set. After shifting into P (Park), try to
move the shift lever out without first
pushing the button on the shift lever.
If you can, the shift lever was not
fully locked into P (Park).
Torque Lock
Torque lock is when the weight of the
vehicle puts too much force on the
parking pawl in the transmission. This
happens when parking on a hill and
shifting the transmission into P (Park)
is not done properly and then it is
difficult to shift out of P (Park). To
prevent torque lock, set the parking
brake and then shift into P (Park). To
find out how, see "Shifting Into Park"
listed previously.
If torque lock does occur, the vehicle
may need to be pushed uphill by
another vehicle to relieve the parking
pawl pressure, so you can shift out of
P (Park).
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Shifting out of Park
This vehicle is equipped with an
electronic shift lock release system.
The shift lock release is designed to
prevent movement of the shift lever
out of P (Park), unless the ignition is
in ON/RUN and the brake pedal is
applied.
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 0 379 for more information.
To shift out of P (Park):
1. Apply the brake pedal.
2. Release the parking brake. See
Electric Parking Brake 0 243.
3. Press the shift lever button.
4. Move the shift lever.
If unable to shift out of P (Park):
1. Fully release the shift lever
button.
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2. While holding down the brake
pedal, press the shift lever
button again.
3. Move the shift lever.
If the shift lever will not move from
P (Park), consult your dealer or a
professional towing service.
Parking over Things
That Burn
Extended Parking
It is better not to park with the
vehicle running. If the vehicle is left
while running, follow the proper steps
to be sure the vehicle will not move
and there is adequate ventilation. See
Shifting Into Park 0 232 and Engine
Exhaust 0 238.
{ Warning
If the vehicle is left in P (Park) while
running and the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter is outside the
vehicle, the vehicle will turn off after
one hour.
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.
If the vehicle is left in P (Park) while
running and the RKE transmitter is
inside, the vehicle will run for two
hours. At the end of the second hour,
the vehicle will turn off.
Electric Vehicle
Operating Modes
Driver Selected Operating
Modes (Hybrid Only)
For gasoline only engines see Driver
Mode Control (Gasoline Only) 0 249.
While driving with hybrid or gasoline
propulsion, additional operating
modes can be selected.
The timer will reset if the vehicle is
taken out of P (Park) while it is
running.
Press MODE to display selectable drive
modes in the Driver Information
Center (DIC). Continue pressing to
scroll through the modes.
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During some conditions, certain drive
modes may be unavailable. The
unavailable mode is grayed out in the
DIC menu and cannot be selected.
Sport Mode
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Press MODE again to return to Tour
Mode and it becomes active after
three seconds.
Hold Mode
Tour Mode
Sport Mode provides more responsive
acceleration than Tour Mode, but can
reduce efficiency. Use Tour Mode
whenever possible.
The vehicle is in Tour Mode when the
menu item Tour is selected. Use Tour
Mode whenever possible. Each time
the vehicle is started it will start in
Tour Mode.
During some conditions, certain drive
modes may be unavailable. The
unavailable mode is grayed out in the
DIC menu and cannot be selected.
If in Sport or Hold Mode, the mode
may become unavailable and the
vehicle will return to Tour Mode. The
indicator light goes off and a DIC
message displays. See Propulsion Power
Messages 0 174.
Press MODE to select Sport Mode.
Use Hold Mode on a trip where it is
expected that all of the electric charge
will be depleted. Use Hold Mode
mainly during highway or high speed
driving to maximize both hybrid
propulsion miles and fuel efficiency.
This mode places the remaining
battery charge into a reserve for the
driver to use as desired. Selecting this
mode transitions the vehicle to
gasoline propulsion to maintain the
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battery charge reserve. The reserve
battery charge will appear grayed out
while in this mode.
Upon exiting Hold Mode, the reserved
battery charge becomes available
again and the vehicle returns to
hybrid propulsion.
Hold Mode will not change normal
vehicle acceleration or braking
performance.
Press MODE to select Hold Mode.
Press MODE again to return to Tour
Mode and it becomes active after
three seconds.
Out of Fuel/Engine
Unavailable
If the vehicle runs out of fuel, or the
engine will not start due to a
malfunction, the vehicle can continue
to be driven in Electric Mode until the
current charge is depleted. The vehicle
will have less responsive acceleration.
DIC messages indicate reduced
propulsion power, that the engine is
not available, and the need for fuel or
service.
Once the vehicle is refueled, or the
malfunction is corrected, the engine
will start the next time the vehicle is
turned on to perform a self test, and
DIC messages will not be displayed.
Once the engine starts successfully,
normal operation will continue in
either Electric or Engine On Mode.
The engine will stop running after the
self test is completed, and based on
the current mode of operation. See
Fuel System Messages 0 170 and
Service Vehicle Messages 0 176.
Maintenance Modes
Engine Maintenance Mode (EMM)
EMM runs the engine to keep it in
good working condition after
approximately six weeks of no or very
limited engine operation. EMM will
force the engine to run, even if there
is a charge to power the vehicle.
When EMM is needed, the EMM
Request screen appears on the
infotainment display at vehicle start.
If Yes is selected, EMM will begin. The
engine will not start until after a short
delay once shifted into D (Drive). The
engine will run for a set amount of
time without turning off. During
EMM, a DIC message displays to show
the EMM percentage complete.
If No is selected, the EMM Request
screen will appear when the vehicle is
next started. The EMM request can be
delayed for up to one day.
If the EMM request was delayed for
one day, EMM will automatically start
the engine at the next vehicle start.
The engine will not start until after a
short delay once shifted into D (Drive).
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will result in reduced, or no power. An
adequate fuel level must be
maintained in the vehicle to keep it
operational. See Propulsion Power
Messages 0 174.
Fuel Maintenance Mode (FMM)
An EMM Notification screen will
appear in the infotainment display.
If the vehicle is shut off during EMM,
it will restart the next time the vehicle
is driven.
A message displays to indicate that
EMM is active.
If EMM is required and the fuel level
is low, EMM may eventually empty
the fuel tank if fuel is not added. This
FMM tracks average fuel age. Old fuel
can cause engine problems. If low
engine usage causes average fuel age
to exceed approximately one year,
FMM will run the engine to use up
the old fuel. The engine will run until
enough fresh fuel is added to bring
the average fuel age into an
acceptable range. Allowing more old
fuel to be used up by FMM and
adding a larger amount of fresh fuel
will maximize the length of time
before another fuel maintenance
mode is needed. During FMM the
engine may turn on and off.
When FMM is needed, the FMM
Request screen appears on the
infotainment display at vehicle start.
If Yes is selected, FMM will begin. The
engine will not start until after a short
delay once shifted into D (Drive). FMM
will automatically continue at each
vehicle start until fresh fuel is added.
If No is selected, the FMM Request
screen will appear when the vehicle is
next started. The FMM request can be
delayed for only one day.
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Engine Exhaust
{ Warning
If the FMM request was delayed for
one day, FMM will start at the next
vehicle start and display the FMM
Notification screen on the
infotainment display. The engine will
not start until after a short delay once
shifted into D (Drive).
If FMM is required and the fuel level
is low, FMM may eventually empty
the fuel tank if fuel is not added. This
will result in reduced, or no power. An
adequate fuel level must be
maintained in the vehicle to keep it
operational. See Propulsion Power
Messages 0 174. After FMM has run it
is recommended to fill the fuel tank.
Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide (CO), which cannot be
seen or smelled. Exposure to CO
can cause unconsciousness and
even death.
Exhaust may enter the vehicle if:
. The vehicle idles in areas with
poor ventilation (parking
garages, tunnels, deep snow
that may block underbody
airflow or tail pipes).
. The exhaust smells or sounds
strange or different.
. The exhaust system leaks due
to corrosion or damage.
. The vehicle exhaust system
has been modified, damaged,
or improperly repaired.
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Warning (Continued)
.
There are holes or openings
in the vehicle body from
damage or aftermarket
modifications that are not
completely sealed.
If unusual fumes are detected or if
it is suspected that exhaust is
coming into the vehicle:
. Drive it only with the
windows completely down.
. Have the vehicle repaired
immediately.
Never park the vehicle with the
engine running in an enclosed area
such as a garage or a building that
has no fresh air ventilation.
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Running the Vehicle While
Parked
Automatic Transmission
It is better not to park with the engine
running.
If the vehicle is left with the engine
running, follow the proper steps to be
sure the vehicle will not move. See
Shifting Into Park 0 232 and Engine
Exhaust 0 238.
If parking on a hill and pulling a
trailer, see Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips 0 299.
There are several different positions
for the shift lever.
P : This position locks the rear wheels.
Use this position when starting the
engine because the vehicle cannot
move easily.
{ 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.
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Do not leave the vehicle when the
engine is running unless you have
to. If you have left the engine
running, the vehicle can move
suddenly. You or others could be
injured. To be sure the vehicle will
not move, even when you are on
fairly level ground, always set the
parking brake and move the shift
lever to P (Park). See Shifting Into
Park 0 232. If you are pulling a
trailer, see Driving Characteristics
and Towing Tips 0 299.
Make sure the shift lever is fully in
P (Park) before starting the engine.
The vehicle has an electronic shift
lock release system. Fully apply the
regular brakes first and then press the
shift lever button before shifting from
P (Park) when the ignition is in ON/
RUN. If you cannot shift out of
P (Park), ease pressure on the shift
lever and push the shift lever all the
way into P (Park) as you maintain
brake application. Then press the shift
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lever button and move the shift lever
into another gear. See Shifting out of
Park 0 233.
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.
{ 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.
R : Use this gear to back up.
Caution
At low vehicle speeds, R (Reverse) can
be used to rock the vehicle back and
forth to get out of snow, ice, or sand
without damaging the transmission.
See If the Vehicle Is Stuck 0 220.
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.
N : In this position, the engine does
not connect with the wheels. To
restart when the vehicle is already
moving, use N (Neutral) only. You can
also use N (Neutral) when the vehicle
is being towed.
D : This position is for normal driving.
It provides the best fuel economy.
If you need more power for passing,
and you are:
. Going less than 55 km/h (35 mph),
push the accelerator pedal about
halfway down.
. Going about 55 km/h (35 mph) or
more, push the accelerator all the
way down.
The transmission will shift down
to a lower gear and have more
power.
Downshifting the transmission in
slippery road conditions could result
in skidding. See “Skidding” under Loss
of Control 0 217.
M : This mode can be entered by
moving the shift lever from D (Drive)
to M (Manual Mode). M (Manual
Mode) allows the driver to select gears
appropriate for current driving
conditions. M (Manual Mode) can be
exited by returning the shift lever to
D (Drive). See Manual Mode (Gasoline
Only) 0 241.
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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.
Manual Mode
(Gasoline Only)
Tap Shift
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If equipped, vehicles with Tap Shift
have controls on the back of the
steering wheel to manually shift the
automatic transmission.
To enter Permanent Tap Shift Mode:
Caution
Driving with the engine at a high
rpm without upshifting while using
Tap Shift, could damage the vehicle.
Always upshift when necessary
while using Tap Shift.
1. Move the shift lever from
D (Drive) to M (Manual Mode).
While in Tap Shift Mode, the M
on the PRNDM section of the
instrument cluster will become
highlighted, and the current gear
is indicated.
2. Tap the left control toward the
driver to downshift, and the right
control toward the driver to
upshift. To shift to the lowest
available gear, press and hold the
left control.
While in Sport Mode, the vehicle
monitors driving behavior and
automatically enables performance
shift features when spirited driving is
detected. These features maintain
lower transmission gears to increase
available engine braking and improve
acceleration response. The vehicle will
exit these features and return to
normal operation after a short period
when no spirited driving is detected.
See Driver Mode Control (Gasoline
Only) 0 249.
3. To exit, move the shift lever back
to D (Drive).
For hybrid vehicles, see Regenerative
Braking (Hybrid Only) 0 246.
With the shift lever in D (Drive) and
not in Permanent Tap Shift Mode, the
Tap Shift controls will activate a
temporary tap manual shift mode,
allowing the transmission to be
manually shifted. The vehicle exits
Temporary Tap Shift Mode after the
accelerator pedal is steady for
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six seconds. Temporary Tap Shift
Mode holds a gear longer without
exiting when coasting, to provide
powertrain braking. The Temporary
Tap Shift Mode can also be
deactivated by holding the right
upshift control briefly.
While using Tap Shift, the vehicle will
have firmer, quicker shifting. You can
use this for sport driving or when
climbing or descending hills, to stay in
gear longer, or to downshift for more
power or engine braking.
The transmission will only allow you
to shift into gears appropriate for the
vehicle speed and engine revolutions
per minute (rpm). The transmission
will not downshift if the engine rpm is
too high in the next lower gear,
or upshift to the next higher gear
when the maximum engine rpm is
reached.
If shifting is prevented for any reason,
a SHIFT DENIED message will be
displayed in the instrument cluster.
See Transmission Messages 0 177.
Drive Systems
When accelerating the vehicle from a
stop in snowy and icy conditions, it is
suggested to shift into second gear.
A higher gear allows the vehicle to
gain more traction on slippery
surfaces.
Vehicles with this feature always send
engine power to all four wheels. It is
fully automatic, and adjusts itself as
needed for road conditions.
All-Wheel Drive
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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.
If there is a problem with ABS, this
warning light stays on. See Antilock
Brake System (ABS) Warning
Light 0 144.
If driving safely on a wet road and it
becomes necessary to slam on the
brakes and continue braking to avoid
a sudden obstacle, a computer senses
the wheels are slowing down. If one of
the wheels is about to stop rolling, the
computer will separately work the
brakes at each wheel.
ABS can change the brake pressure to
each wheel, as required, faster than
any driver could. This can help you
steer around the obstacle while
braking hard.
As the brakes are applied, the
computer keeps receiving updates on
wheel speed and controls braking
pressure accordingly.
Remember: ABS does not change the
time needed to get a foot up to the
brake pedal or always decrease
stopping distance. If you get too close
to the vehicle in front of you, there
will not be enough time to apply the
brakes if that vehicle suddenly slows
or stops. Always leave enough room
up ahead to stop, even with ABS.
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Using ABS
Do not pump the brakes. Just hold the
brake pedal down firmly and let ABS
work. You may hear the ABS pump or
motor operating and feel the brake
pedal pulsate. This is normal.
Braking in Emergencies
ABS allows you to steer and brake at
the same time. In many emergencies,
steering can help more than even the
very best braking.
Electric Parking Brake
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The vehicle has an Electric Parking
Brake (EPB). The EPB can always be
activated, even if the ignition is off. To
prevent draining the battery, avoid
repeated cycles of the EPB system
when the engine is not running.
The system has a red parking brake
status light and an amber parking
brake warning light. See Electric
Parking Brake Light 0 143 and Service
Electric Parking Brake Light 0 144.
There are also parking brake-related
Driver Information Center (DIC)
messages. See Brake System Messages
0 167. In case of insufficient electrical
power, the EPB cannot be applied or
released.
Before leaving the vehicle, check the
red parking brake status light to
ensure that the parking brake is
applied.
EPB Apply
To apply the EPB:
1. Be sure the vehicle is at a
complete stop.
2. Press the EPB switch
momentarily.
The red parking brake status light will
flash and then stay on once the EPB is
fully applied. If the red parking brake
status light flashes continuously, then
the EPB is only partially applied or
there is a problem with the EPB.
A DIC message will display. Release
the EPB and try to apply it again.
If the light does not come on, or keeps
flashing, have the vehicle serviced. Do
not drive the vehicle if the red parking
brake status light is flashing. See your
dealer. See Electric Parking Brake
Light 0 143.
The vehicle may automatically apply
the EPB in some situations when the
vehicle is not moving. This is normal,
and is done to periodically check the
correct operation of the EPB system.
If the amber parking brake warning
light is on, press the EPB switch and
hold it. Continue to hold the switch
until the red parking brake status light
remains on. If the amber parking
brake warning light remains on, see
your dealer.
3. Press down momentarily on the
EPB switch.
If the EPB is applied while the vehicle
is moving, the vehicle will decelerate
as long as the switch is pressed. If the
switch is pressed until the vehicle
comes to a stop, the EPB will remain
applied.
If the EPB fails to apply, block the rear
wheels to prevent vehicle movement.
EPB Release
To release the EPB:
1. Place the ignition in the ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN mode.
2. Apply and hold the brake pedal.
The EPB is released when the red
parking brake status light is off.
If the amber parking brake warning
light is on, release the EPB by pressing
down on the EPB switch and holding
it down. Continue to hold the switch
until the red parking brake status light
is off. If either light stays on after
release is attempted, see your dealer.
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Caution
Driving with the parking brake on
can overheat the brake system and
cause premature wear or damage to
brake system parts. Make sure that
the parking brake is fully released
and the brake warning light is off
before driving.
Automatic EPB Release
The EPB will automatically release if
the vehicle is running, placed into
gear, and an attempt is made to drive
away. Avoid rapid acceleration when
the EPB is applied, to preserve parking
brake lining life.
Brake Assist
This vehicle has a brake assist feature
designed to assist the driver in
stopping or decreasing vehicle speed
in emergency driving conditions. This
feature uses the stability system
hydraulic brake control module to
supplement the power brake system
under conditions where the driver has
quickly and forcefully applied the
brake pedal in an attempt to quickly
stop or slow down the vehicle. The
stability system hydraulic brake
control module increases brake
pressure at each corner of the vehicle
until the ABS activates. Minor brake
pedal pulsation or pedal movement
during this time is normal and the
driver should continue to apply the
brake pedal as the driving situation
dictates. The brake assist feature will
automatically disengage when the
brake pedal is released or brake pedal
pressure is quickly decreased.
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vehicle is in a drive gear and facing
downhill or if the vehicle is facing
uphill and in R (Reverse).
Automatic Vehicle
Hold (AVH)
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Hill Start Assist (HSA) may
automatically activate when the
vehicle is stopped on a hill and
Automatic Vehicle Hold (AVH) is not
enabled. This feature is designed to
prevent the vehicle from rolling, either
forward or rearward, during vehicle
drive off. During the transition from
releasing the brake pedal to
accelerating to drive off on a hill, HSA
holds the braking pressure to prevent
rolling. HSA will not activate if the
Automatic Vehicle Hold (AVH) can be
turned on by pressing AUTO HOLD
with the driver safety belt fastened,
the driver door closed, and the engine
running. The AVH indicator will
come on.
This feature will activate when the
vehicle is stopped to prevent it from
moving. After the brake pedal has
been released and before the
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accelerator pedal has been pressed,
AVH uses braking pressure to hold the
vehicle stationary. In addition, the
ABS pump motor may activate to
build brake pressure to maintain the
vehicle at a standstill if necessary.
If AVH is holding the vehicle, the AVH
indicator will change to green. Once
AVH is active it will hold the vehicle
for a defined time period then engage
the parking brake. While AVH is
holding the vehicle, the parking brake
will engage if the driver door is
opened or the driver safety belt is
unfastened.
Regenerative Braking
(Hybrid Only)
Regenerative braking takes some of
the energy from the moving vehicle
and turns it back into electrical
energy. This energy is then stored
back into the high voltage battery
system, contributing to increased
energy efficiency.
The hydraulic disc brakes work with
the regenerative braking to ensure
effective braking, such as when a high
braking demand is requested.
The braking system is computer
controlled and blends the regenerative
braking with the conventional
hydraulic disc brakes to meet any
requirements for deceleration. The
controller interprets the braking
request and uses regenerative braking,
conventional hydraulic braking, or a
combination of both as necessary.
Because the hydraulic braking system
uses an electronic booster for boost
assist on demand, under certain
conditions a motor noise may be
heard. This is normal operation.
See Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators 0 124 and Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 160. In the event of a
controller problem, the brake pedal
may be harder to push and the
stopping distance may be longer.
Regen on Demand®
Regen on Demand allows the user to
select increased coast deceleration by
pressing the steering wheel tap
controls. It is activated temporarily
while in D (Drive) and permanently
while in M (Manual Mode). Increased
coast deceleration will be felt while
the accelerator pedal is fully released
and lessened when the accelerator
pedal is pressed.
The brake pedal must be applied at
low speed, because Regen on Demand
will not stop the car.
The brake lights may come on, when
this feature is activated.
To enter Permanent Regen on
Demand Mode:
1. Move the shift lever from
D (Drive) to M (Manual Mode).
While in Permanent Regen on
Demand, the M of the PRNDM
section of the instrument cluster
will become highlighted, and the
current coast deceleration level is
indicated. Level 1 (M1) provides
the most coast deceleration.
Level 4 (M4) provides the least
coast deceleration and is
equivalent to the level found in
D (Drive).
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With the shift lever in D (Drive) and
not in Permanent Regen on Demand
Mode, the Tap Shift controls will
activate Temporary Regen on
Demand. The vehicle exits Temporary
Regen on Demand after the
accelerator pedal is applied for
15 seconds. Temporary Regen on
Demand can also be deactivated by
holding the right control briefly.
2. Tap the left control on the back
of the steering wheel toward the
driver to select more coast
deceleration. Tap the right
control toward the driver to
select less coast deceleration. To
select the most coast
deceleration, press and hold the
left control.
3. To exit, move the shift lever back
to D (Drive).
While using Regen on Demand, the
vehicle will have increased coast
deceleration. Use this to maximize
regenerative braking, for sport driving,
or when descending hills.
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Propulsion Creep Speed Feature
The hybrid vehicle allows the coasting
speed to be selected when the
accelerator or brake pedal is not held.
When in either Temporary Regen on
Demand, or when the shift lever is
placed into M in Permanent Regen on
Demand, the creep speed can be
decreased from M4 (fastest) to
M1 (slowest).
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Ride Control Systems
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control
System Operation
The vehicle has a Traction Control
System (TCS) and StabiliTrak®, an
electronic stability control system.
These systems help limit wheel spin
and assist the driver in maintaining
control, especially on slippery road
conditions.
TCS activates if it senses that any of
the drive wheels are spinning or
beginning to lose traction. When this
happens, TCS applies the brakes to the
spinning wheels and reduces engine
power to limit wheel spin.
StabiliTrak activates when the vehicle
senses a difference between the
intended path and the direction the
vehicle is actually traveling.
StabiliTrak selectively applies braking
pressure to any one of the vehicle
wheel brakes to assist the driver in
keeping the vehicle on the
intended path.
If cruise control is being used and
traction control or StabiliTrak begins
to limit wheel spin, cruise control will
disengage. Cruise control may be
turned back on when road conditions
allow.
Both systems come on automatically
when the vehicle is started and begins
to move. The systems may be heard or
felt while they are operating or while
performing diagnostic checks. This is
normal and does not mean there is a
problem with the vehicle.
It is recommended to leave both
systems on for normal driving
conditions, but it may be necessary to
turn TCS off if the vehicle gets stuck
in sand, mud, ice, or snow. See If the
Vehicle Is Stuck 0 220 and “Turning
the Systems Off and On” later in this
section.
The indicator light for both systems is
in the instrument cluster. This
light will:
. Flash when TCS is limiting
wheel spin.
. Flash when StabiliTrak is
activated.
. Turn on and stay on when either
system is not working.
If either system fails to turn on or to
activate, a message displays in the
Driver Information Center (DIC),
and d comes on and stays on to
indicate that the system is inactive
and is not assisting the driver in
maintaining control. The vehicle is
safe to drive, but driving should be
adjusted accordingly.
If
d comes on and stays on:
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Turn the engine off and wait
15 seconds.
3. Start the engine.
4. Drive the vehicle.
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If d comes on and stays on, the
vehicle may need more time to
diagnose the problem. If the condition
persists, see your dealer.
Turning the Systems Off and On
To turn off only TCS, press and
release Y. The Traction Off light i
displays in the instrument cluster and
the appropriate DIC message displays.
See Ride Control System
Messages 0 175.
To turn TCS on again, press and
release Y. The Traction Off light i
displayed in the instrument cluster
will turn off.
To turn off both TCS and StabiliTrak,
press and hold Y until the Traction
Off light i and StabiliTrak OFF
light g come on and stay on in the
instrument cluster. The appropriate
DIC message displays. See Ride Control
System Messages 0 175.
Caution
Do not repeatedly brake or
accelerate heavily when TCS is off.
The vehicle driveline could be
damaged.
To turn TCS and StabiliTrak on again,
press and release Y. The Traction Off
light i and StabiliTrak OFF light g
in the instrument cluster turn off.
Adding accessories can affect vehicle
performance. See Accessories and
Modifications 0 306.
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Driver Mode Control
(Gasoline Only)
For hybrid vehicles, see Driver Selected
Operating Modes (Hybrid Only) 0 234.
Driver Mode Control attempts to add
a sportier feel, provide a more
comfortable ride, or assist in different
weather conditions or terrain. This
system simultaneously changes the
software calibration of various
sub-systems. Depending on the option
package, available features, and mode
selected, the suspension, steering, and
powertrain will change calibrations to
achieve the desired mode
characteristics.
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Sport Mode
Snow/Ice Mode
Use where road conditions or personal
preference demand a more controlled
response.
Use when more traction is needed
during slippery conditions. Snow/Ice
Mode will use a different accelerator
pedal map in order to optimize
traction on slippery surfaces.
When selected, the Sport Mode
indicator will display in the Driver
Information Center (DIC).
Press and release MODE on the center
console to activate the mode menu in
the instrument cluster. The first press
of the button will show the current
mode. Subsequent presses will scroll
through the available modes. Select a
new setting whenever driving
conditions change. The following
modes are available:
Tour Mode
Use for normal city and highway
driving to provide a smooth, soft ride.
If the vehicle is equipped with AWD,
the Tour Mode is in between the Sport
and the Snow/Ice Modes for a more
balanced feel.
When in Sport Mode, the vehicle will
shift automatically but may hold a
lower gear longer than it would in the
normal driving mode based on
braking, throttle input, and vehicle
lateral acceleration. See Automatic
Transmission 0 239. The steering,
including Active Rear Steer (if
equipped), will change to provide
more precise control.
If the vehicle is equipped with AWD,
the Sport Mode sends more torque to
the rear wheels.
When selected, the Snow/Ice Mode
indicator will display in the DIC.
This feature is not intended for use
when the vehicle is stuck in sand,
mud, ice, snow, or gravel. If the
vehicle becomes stuck, see If the
Vehicle Is Stuck 0 220.
If the vehicle is equipped with AWD,
the Snow/Ice Mode will provide more
torque to the front wheels.
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Cruise Control
{ Warning
Cruise control can be dangerous
where you cannot drive safely at a
steady speed. Do not use cruise
control on winding roads or in
heavy traffic.
Cruise control can be dangerous on
slippery roads. On such roads, fast
changes in tire traction can cause
excessive wheel slip, and you could
lose control. Do not use cruise
control on slippery roads.
collision alert occurs when cruise
control is activated, cruise control is
disengaged. See Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System 0 268. When road
conditions allow cruise control to be
safely used, it can be turned back on.
Cruise control will disengage if either
TCS or StabiliTrak is turned off.
If the brakes are applied, cruise
control disengages.
With cruise control, a speed of about
40 km/h (25 mph) or more can be
maintained without keeping your foot
on the accelerator. Cruise control does
not work at speeds below about
40 km/h (25 mph).
If the Traction Control/electronic
stability control system begins to limit
wheel spin while using cruise control,
the cruise control automatically
disengages. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 248. If a
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RES+ : If there is a set speed in
memory, press briefly to resume to
that speed or press and hold to
accelerate. If the cruise control is
already active, use to increase vehicle
speed. To increase speed by 1 km/h
(1 mph), press RES+ to the first detent.
To increase speed to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the speedometer,
press RES+ to the second detent.
SET− : Press briefly to set the speed
and activate cruise control. If the
cruise control is already active, use to
decrease vehicle speed. To decrease
speed by 1 km/h (1 mph), press SET−
to the first detent. To decrease speed
to the next 5 km/h (5 mph) mark on
the speedometer, press SET− to the
second detent.
* : Press to disengage cruise control
without erasing the set speed from
memory.
J : Press to turn the system on and
off. A white indicator appears in the
instrument cluster when cruise is
turned on.
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Setting Cruise Control
If J is on when not in use, SET− or
RES+ could get pressed and go into
cruise when not desired. Keep J off
when cruise is not being used.
1. Press
J.
2. Get up to the desired speed.
3. Press and release SET−. The
desired set speed briefly appears
in the instrument cluster.
4. Remove your foot from the
accelerator.
When the cruise control has been set
to the desired speed, a green cruise
control indicator appears on the
instrument cluster and a cruise set
speed message appears on the
Head-Up Display (HUD), if equipped.
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, press RES+
briefly. 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.
. To increase vehicle speed in small
increments, briefly press RES+ to
the first detent. For each press, the
vehicle goes about 1 km/h (1 mph)
faster.
. To increase vehicle speed in larger
increments, briefly press RES+ to
the second detent. For each press,
the vehicle speed increases to the
next 5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster (Base
Level) 0 125 or Instrument Cluster
(Uplevel) 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 decrease the vehicle speed in
small increments, briefly press
SET− to the first detent. For each
press, the vehicle goes about
1 km/h (1 mph) slower.
. To decrease the vehicle speed in
larger increments, briefly press
SET− to the second detent. For
each press, the vehicle speed
decreases to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the speedometer.
The cruise control system may
automatically brake to slow the
vehicle down.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster (Base
Level) 0 125 or Instrument Cluster
(Uplevel) 0 128. The increment value
used depends on the units displayed.
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Passing Another Vehicle While
Using Cruise Control
Use the accelerator pedal to increase
the vehicle speed. When you take your
foot off the pedal, the vehicle will slow
down to the previous set cruise speed.
Ending Cruise Control
There are four ways to end cruise
control:
. Step lightly on the brake pedal.
*.
.
Press
While pressing the accelerator pedal
or shortly following the release to
override cruise, briefly applying SET−
will result in cruise set to the current
vehicle speed.
.
Shift the transmission to
N (Neutral).
.
Press
Using Cruise Control on Hills
The cruise control set speed is erased
from memory if J is pressed or if
the ignition is turned off.
How well the cruise control will work
on hills depends upon the vehicle
speed, load, and the steepness of the
hills. When going up steep hills, you
might have to step on the accelerator
pedal to maintain your speed. When
going downhill, the cruise control
system may automatically brake to
slow the vehicle down. Also, you may
have to brake or shift to a lower gear
to keep your speed down. If the brake
pedal is applied, cruise control
disengages.
J.
Erasing Speed Memory
Adaptive Cruise Control
If equipped with Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC), it allows for selecting
the cruise control set speed and
following gap. Read this entire section
before using this system. ACC uses a
camera and radar sensors to detect
other vehicles. See Radio Frequency
Statement 0 422. The following gap is
the following time (or distance)
between your vehicle and a vehicle
detected directly ahead in your path,
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moving in the same direction. If no
vehicle is detected in your path, ACC
works like regular cruise control.
If a vehicle is detected in your path,
ACC can speed up the vehicle or apply
limited, moderate braking to maintain
the selected following gap. To
disengage ACC, apply the brake. If the
Traction Control System (TCS) or
StabiliTrak® electronic stability
control system activates while ACC is
engaged, ACC may automatically
disengage. See Traction Control/
Electronic Stability Control 0 248. When
road conditions allow ACC to be safely
used, ACC can be turned back on. ACC
will not engage if the TCS or
StabiliTrak electronic stability control
system is disabled.
{ Warning
ACC has limited braking ability and
may not have time to slow the
vehicle down enough to avoid a
collision with another vehicle you
are following. This can occur when
vehicles suddenly slow or stop
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Warning (Continued)
ahead, or enter your lane. Also see
“Alerting the Driver” in this section.
Complete attention is always
required while driving and you
should be ready to take action and
apply the brakes. See Defensive
Driving 0 215.
Warning (Continued)
.
Visibility is low, such as in
fog, rain, or snow conditions.
ACC performance is limited
under these conditions.
.
On slippery roads where fast
changes in tire traction can
cause excessive wheel slip.
{ Warning
ACC will not detect or brake for
children, pedestrians, animals,
or other objects.
Do not use ACC when:
. On winding and hilly roads or
when the sensors are blocked
by snow, ice, or dirt. The
system may not detect a
vehicle ahead. Keep the entire
front of the vehicle clean.
(Continued)
RES+ : Press briefly to resume the
previous set speed or to increase
vehicle speed if ACC is already
engaged. To increase speed by 1 km/h
(1 mph), press RES+ to the first detent.
To increase speed to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the speedometer,
press RES+ to the second detent.
SET– : Press briefly to set the speed
and activate ACC or to decrease
vehicle speed if ACC is already
engaged. To decrease speed by 1 km/h
(1 mph), press SET− to the first detent.
To decrease speed to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the speedometer,
press SET− to the second detent.
* : Press to disengage ACC without
erasing the selected set speed.
[ : Press to select a following gap
time (or distance) setting for ACC of
Far, Medium, or Near.
J : Press to turn the system on or
off. The indicator turns white on the
instrument cluster when ACC is
turned on.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster (Base
Level) 0 125 or Instrument Cluster
(Uplevel) 0 128. The increment value
used depends on the units displayed.
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Switching Between ACC and
Regular Cruise Control
{ Warning
To switch between ACC and regular
cruise control, press and hold *.
A Driver Information Display (DIC)
message displays. See Vehicle
Messages 0 166.
Always check the cruise control
indicator on the instrument cluster
to determine which mode cruise
control is in before using the
feature. If ACC is not active, the
vehicle will not automatically brake
for other vehicles, which could
cause an accident if the brakes are
not applied manually. You and
others could be seriously injured or
killed.
When ACC is engaged, a green o
indicator will be lit on the instrument
cluster and the following gap will be
displayed. When the regular cruise
control is engaged, a green J
indicator will be lit on the instrument
cluster; the following gap will not
display.
Regular Cruise
Control Indicator
When the vehicle is turned on, the
cruise control mode will be set to the
last mode used before the vehicle was
turned off.
To set ACC while moving:
1. Press
J.
2. Get up to the desired speed.
3. Press and release SET–.
4. Remove your foot from the
accelerator.
After ACC is set, it may immediately
apply the brakes if a vehicle ahead is
detected closer than the selected
following gap.
Setting Adaptive Cruise Control
If J is on when not in use, it could
get pressed and go into ACC when not
desired. Keep J off when cruise is
not being used.
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Select the set speed desired for ACC.
This is the vehicle speed when no
vehicle is detected in its path.
While the vehicle is moving, ACC will
not set at a speed less than 25 km/h
(16 mph), although it can be resumed
when driving at lower speeds.
ACC can also be set while the vehicle
is stopped if ACC is on and the brake
pedal is applied.
The ACC indicator displays on the
instrument cluster, infotainment
display, and Head-Up Display (HUD).
When ACC is turned on, the indicator
will be lit white. When ACC is
engaged, the indicator will turn green.
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Be mindful of speed limits,
surrounding traffic speeds, and
weather conditions when selecting the
set speed.
Resuming a Set Speed
If ACC is set at a desired speed and
then the brakes are applied, ACC is
disengaged without erasing the set
speed from memory.
To begin using ACC again, press RES+
up briefly.
. If the vehicle is moving, it returns
to the previous set speed.
. If the vehicle is stopped with the
brake pedal applied, press RES+
and release the brake pedal. ACC
will hold the vehicle until RES+ or
the accelerator pedal is pressed.
A green ACC indicator and the set
speed display on the infotainment
display. The vehicle ahead indicator
may be flashing if a vehicle ahead was
present and moved. See “Approaching
and Following a Vehicle” later in this
section.
Once ACC has resumed, if there is no
vehicle ahead, if the vehicle ahead is
beyond the selected following gap,
or if the vehicle has exited a sharp
curve, then the vehicle speed will
increase to the set speed.
.
Increasing Speed While ACC Is at a
Set Speed
The set speed can also be increased
while the vehicle is stopped.
. If stopped with the brake applied,
press RES+ until the desired set
speed is displayed.
. If ACC is holding the vehicle at a
stop and there is another vehicle
directly ahead, pressing RES+ will
increase the set speed. Pressing
RES+ when there is no longer a
vehicle ahead will cause ACC to
resume.
Do one of the following:
. Use the accelerator to get to the
higher speed. Press SET– and
release the accelerator pedal. The
vehicle will now cruise at the
higher speed.
When the accelerator pedal is
pressed, ACC will not brake
because it is overridden.
A warning message will appear on
the Driver Information Center
(DIC) and HUD. See Cruise Control
Messages 0 168.
.
Press and hold RES+ until the
desired set speed is displayed,
then release it.
.
To increase speed in smaller
increments, press RES+ to the first
detent. For each press, the vehicle
goes 1 km/h (1 mph) faster.
To increase speed in larger
increments, press RES+ to the
second detent. For each press, the
vehicle speed increases to the next
5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer.
Reducing Speed While ACC Is at a
Set Speed
Do one of the following:
. Use the brake to get to the desired
lower speed. Press SET– and
release the accelerator pedal. The
vehicle will now cruise at the
lower speed.
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.
Press and hold SET– until the
desired lower speed is reached,
then release it.
.
To decrease speed in smaller
increments, press SET− to the first
detent. For each press, the vehicle
goes about 1 km/h (1 mph) slower.
.
.
To decrease speed in larger
increments, press SET− to the
second detent. For each press, the
vehicle speed decreases to the
next 5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer.
To decrease speed while the
vehicle is stopped, press SET−
until the desired set speed is
displayed.
Selecting the Follow Distance Gap
When a slower moving vehicle is
detected ahead within the selected
following gap, ACC will adjust the
vehicle's speed and attempt to
maintain the follow distance gap
selected.
Press [ on the steering wheel to
adjust the following gap. Each press
cycles the gap button through three
settings: Far, Medium, or Near.
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When pressed, the current gap setting
displays briefly on the instrument
cluster and HUD. The gap setting will
be maintained until it is changed.
If ACC is engaged, driver action may
be required when ACC cannot apply
sufficient braking because of
approaching a vehicle too rapidly.
Since each gap setting corresponds to
a following time (Far, Medium,
or Near), the following distance will
vary based on vehicle speed. The
faster the vehicle speed, the further
back your vehicle will follow a vehicle
detected ahead. Consider traffic and
weather conditions when selecting the
following gap. The range of selectable
gaps may not be appropriate for all
drivers and driving conditions.
When this condition occurs, the
collision alert symbol on the HUD will
flash on the windshield. Either eight
beeps will sound from the front,
or both sides of the Safety Alert Seat
will pulse five times. See “Collision/
Detection Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
Changing the gap setting
automatically changes the alert timing
sensitivity (Far, Medium, or Near) for
the Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
feature. See Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System 0 268.
See Defensive Driving 0 215.
Approaching and Following a
Vehicle
Alerting the Driver
The vehicle ahead indicator is on the
instrument cluster, infotainment
display, and HUD display. This
indicator only displays when a vehicle
is detected in your vehicle’s path
moving in the same direction.
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If this indicator is not displaying, ACC
will not respond to or brake for
vehicles ahead.
ACC automatically slows the vehicle
down and adjusts vehicle speed to
follow the vehicle in front at the
selected follow gap. The vehicle speed
increases or decreases to follow the
vehicle in front of you, but will not
exceed the set speed. It may apply
limited braking, if necessary. When
braking is active, the brake lights will
come on. The automatic braking may
feel or sound different than if the
brakes were applied manually. This is
normal.
Stationary or Very Slow-Moving
Objects
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ACC may not detect and react to
stopped or slow-moving vehicles
ahead of you. For example, the
system may not brake for a vehicle
it has never detected moving. This
can occur in stop-and-go traffic or
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when a vehicle suddenly appears
due to a vehicle ahead changing
lanes. Your vehicle may not stop
and could cause a crash. Use
caution when using ACC. Your
complete attention is always
required while driving and you
should be ready to take action and
apply the brakes.
ACC Automatically Disengages
ACC may automatically disengage and
you will need to manually apply the
brakes to slow the vehicle when:
. The sensors are blocked.
.
The Traction Control System (TCS)
or electronic stability control
system has activated or been
disabled.
.
No traffic or other objects are
being detected.
.
There is a fault in the system.
The ACC indicator will not be
displayed when ACC is no longer
active.
Notification to Resume ACC
ACC will maintain a follow gap behind
a detected vehicle and slow your
vehicle to a stop behind that vehicle.
If the stopped vehicle ahead has
driven away and ACC has not
resumed, the vehicle ahead indicator
will flash as a reminder to check
traffic ahead before proceeding. In
addition, the left and right sides of the
Safety Alert Seat will pulse three
times, or three beeps will sound. See
”Alert Type” and “Go Notifier” in
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
When the vehicle ahead drives away,
ACC resumes automatically if the stop
was brief. If necessary, press RES+ or
the accelerator pedal to resume ACC.
If stopped for more than two minutes
or if the driver door is opened and the
driver safety belt is unbuckled, the
ACC automatically applies the Electric
Parking Brake (EPB) to hold the
vehicle. The Electric Parking Brake
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status light will turn on. See Electric
Parking Brake 0 243. To resume ACC
and release the EPB, press the
accelerator pedal.
A DIC warning message may display
indicating to shift to P (Park) before
exiting the vehicle. See Vehicle
Messages 0 166.
{ Warning
If ACC has stopped the vehicle, and
if ACC is disengaged, turned off,
or canceled, the vehicle will no
longer be held at a stop. The vehicle
can move. When ACC is holding the
vehicle at a stop, always be
prepared to manually apply the
brakes.
{ Warning
Leaving the vehicle without placing
it in P (Park) can be dangerous. Do
not leave the vehicle while it is
being held at a stop by ACC. Always
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place the vehicle in P (Park) and
turn off the ignition before leaving
the vehicle.
ACC Override
If using the accelerator pedal while
ACC is active, a DIC warning message
will indicate that automatic braking
will not occur. See Vehicle Messages
0 166. ACC will resume operation
when the accelerator pedal is not
being pressed.
{ Warning
The ACC will not automatically
apply the brakes if your foot is
resting on the accelerator pedal.
You could crash into a vehicle
ahead of you.
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Curves in the Road
{ Warning
On curves, ACC may not detect a
vehicle ahead in your lane. You
could be startled if the vehicle
accelerates up to the set speed,
especially when following a vehicle
exiting or entering exit ramps. You
could lose control of the vehicle or
crash. Do not use ACC while driving
on an entrance or exit ramp. Always
be ready to use the brakes if
necessary.
{ Warning
On curves, ACC may respond to a
vehicle in another lane, or may not
have time to react to a vehicle in
your lane. You could crash into a
vehicle ahead of you, or lose control
of your vehicle. Give extra attention
in curves and be ready to use the
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guardrails, and other stationary
objects when entering or exiting a
curve. This is normal operation. The
vehicle does not need service.
Warning (Continued)
brakes if necessary. Select an
appropriate speed while driving in
curves.
Other Vehicle Lane Changes
When following a vehicle and entering
a curve, ACC may not detect the
vehicle ahead and accelerate to the set
speed. When this happens, the vehicle
ahead indicator will not appear.
ACC may reduce the vehicle speed for
certain curves. The ACC route
adaptation indicator may display in
the instrument cluster and the vehicle
speed may be slower than the ACC set
speed.
ACC will not detect a vehicle ahead
until it is completely in the lane. The
brakes may need to be manually
applied.
ACC may operate differently in a
sharp curve. It may reduce the vehicle
speed if the curve is too sharp.
ACC may detect a vehicle that is not
in your lane and apply the brakes.
ACC may occasionally provide an alert
and/or braking that is considered
unnecessary. It could respond to
vehicles in different lanes, signs,
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Do Not Use ACC on Hills and When
Towing a Trailer
.
Press *.
.
Press
J.
Erasing Speed Memory
The ACC set speed is erased from
memory if J is pressed or if the
ignition is turned off.
Cleaning the Sensing System
Do not use ACC when driving on steep
hills or when towing a trailer. For
towing capability, see Trailer Towing
(All Engines Except Hybrid) 0 302 or
Trailer Towing (With Hybrid Engine)
0 302. ACC will not detect a vehicle in
the lane while driving on steep hills.
The driver will often need to take over
acceleration and braking on steep
hills, especially when towing a trailer.
If the brakes are applied, the ACC
disengages.
Disengaging ACC
There are three ways to
disengage ACC:
. Step lightly on the brake pedal.
The camera sensor on the windshield
behind the rearview mirror and the
radar sensors on the front of the
vehicle can become blocked by snow,
ice, dirt, or mud. These areas need to
be cleaned for ACC to operate
properly.
For cleaning instructions, see
“Washing the Vehicle” under Exterior
Care 0 384.
System operation may also be limited
under snow, heavy rain, or road spray
conditions.
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Driver Assistance
Systems
This vehicle may have features that
work together to help avoid crashes or
reduce crash damage while driving,
backing, and parking. Read this entire
section before using these systems.
{ Warning
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 0 215.
Under many conditions, these
systems will not:
. Detect children, pedestrians,
bicyclists, or animals.
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.
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.
.
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.
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
Rear Vision Camera (RVC)
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 0 178.
When the vehicle is shifted into
R (Reverse), the RVC displays an
image of the area behind the vehicle
in the infotainment 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).
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 0 178.
Assistance Systems for
Parking or Backing
If equipped, the Rear Vision Camera
(RVC), Rear Parking Assist (RPA),
Front Parking Assist (FPA), Surround
Vision, Front Vision Camera, Reverse
Automatic Braking (RAB) and Backing
Warning System, Rear Cross Traffic
Alert (RCTA), and Automatic Parking
Assist (APA) may help the driver park
or avoid objects. Always check around
the vehicle when parking or backing.
1. View Displayed by the
Camera
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display. The front camera is in the
grille or near the front emblem, the
side cameras are on the bottom of the
outside rearview mirrors, and the rear
camera is above the license plate.
{ Warning
1. View Displayed by the
Camera
2. Corners of the Rear Bumper
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.
The Surround Vision cameras have
blind spots and will not display all
objects near the corners of the
vehicle. Folding side mirrors that
are out of position will not display
surround view correctly. Always
check around the vehicle when
parking or backing.
1. Views Displayed by the
Surround Vision Cameras
2. Area Not Shown
Front Vision Camera
A warning triangle may display to
show that RPA has detected an object.
This triangle changes from amber to
red and increases in size the closer
the object.
Surround Vision
If equipped, Surround Vision displays
an image of the area surrounding the
vehicle, along with the front or rear
camera views in the infotainment
1. Views Displayed by the
Surround Vision Cameras
2. Area Not Shown
If equipped, a view of the area in front
of the vehicle displays in the
infotainment display. The view
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displays after shifting from R (Reverse)
to a forward gear, or by pressing
CAMERA in the center stack, and
when the vehicle is moving forward
slower than 8 km/h (5 mph).
If equipped, the front view camera
also displays when the Front Parking
Assist system detects an object within
30 cm (12 in).
{ Warning
The camera(s) do not display
children, pedestrians, bicyclists,
crossing traffic, animals, or any
other object outside of the cameras’
field of view, below the bumper,
or under the vehicle. Shown
distances may be different from
actual distances. Do not drive or
park the vehicle using only these
camera(s). Always check behind and
around the vehicle before driving.
Failure to use proper care may
result in injury, death, or vehicle
damage.
Parking Assist
With RPA, and if equipped with FPA,
as the vehicle moves at speeds of less
than 8 km/h (5 mph) the sensors on
the bumpers may detect objects up to
2.5 m (8 ft) behind and 1.2 m (4 ft) in
front of the vehicle within a zone
25 cm (10 in) high off the ground and
below bumper level. These detection
distances may be shorter during
warmer or humid weather. Blocked
sensors will not detect objects and
can also cause false detections. Keep
the sensors clean of mud, dirt, snow,
ice, and slush; and clean sensors after
a car wash in freezing temperatures.
{ Warning
The Parking Assist system does not
detect children, pedestrians,
bicyclists, animals, or objects
located below the bumper or that
are too close or too far from the
vehicle. It is not available at speeds
greater than 8 km/h (5 mph). To
prevent injury, death, or vehicle
damage, even with Parking Assist,
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always check the area around the
vehicle and check all mirrors before
moving forward or backing.
The instrument cluster may have a
parking assist display with bars that
show “distance to object” and object
location information for the Parking
Assist system. As the object gets
closer, more bars light up and the bars
change color from yellow to amber
to red.
When an object is first detected in the
rear, one beep will be heard from the
rear, or both sides of the Safety Alert
Seat will pulse two times. When an
object is very close (<0.6 m (2 ft) in the
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vehicle rear, or <0.3 m (1 ft) in the
vehicle front), five beeps will sound
from the front or rear depending on
object location, or both sides of the
Safety Alert Seat will pulse five times.
Beeps for FPA are higher pitched than
for RPA.
Backing Warning and Reverse
Automatic Braking
Vehicles with Adaptive Cruise Control
(ACC) have the Backing Warning
System and Reverse Automatic
Braking (RAB) system. The Backing
Warning part of this system can warn
of rear objects when backing up at
speeds greater than 8 km/h (5 mph).
The Backing Warning System will
beep once from the rear when an
object is first detected, or pulse twice
on both sides of the Safety Alert Seat.
When the system detects a potential
crash, beeps will be heard from the
rear, or five pulses will be felt on both
sides of the Safety Alert Seat. There
may also be a brief, sharp application
of the brakes.
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{ Warning
The Backing Warning System only
operates at speeds greater than
8 km/h (5 mph). It does not detect
children, pedestrians, bicyclists,
animals, or objects below the
bumper or that are too close or too
far from the vehicle. In some
situations, such as at higher
backing speeds, there may not be
enough time for the short, sharp
application of the vehicle brake
system to occur. To prevent injury,
death, or vehicle damage, even with
the Backing Warning System,
always check the area around the
vehicle and check all mirrors before
backing.
RAB may not avoid many types of
backing crashes. Do not wait for the
automatic braking to apply. This
system is not designed to replace
driver braking and only works in
R (Reverse) when an object is
detected directly behind the vehicle.
It may not brake or stop in time to
avoid a crash. It will not brake for
objects when the vehicle is moving
at very low speeds. It does not
detect children, pedestrians,
bicyclists, animals, or objects below
the bumper or that are too close or
too far from the vehicle. To prevent
injury, death, or vehicle damage,
even with RAB, always check the
area around the vehicle before and
while backing.
When the vehicle is in R (Reverse),
if the system detects the vehicle is
backing too fast to avoid a crash with
a detected object behind your vehicle
in your path, it may automatically
brake hard to a stop to help avoid or
reduce the harm caused by a backing
crash.
Pressing the brake pedal after the
vehicle comes to a stop will release
RAB. If the brake pedal is not pressed
soon after the stop, the Electric
Parking Brake (EPB) may be set. When
it is safe, press the accelerator pedal
firmly at any time to override RAB.
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{ Warning
There may be instances where
unexpected or undesired automatic
braking occurs. If this happens,
either press the brake pedal or
firmly press the accelerator pedal to
release the brakes from the RAB
system. Before releasing the brakes,
check the RVC screen and check the
area around the vehicle to make
sure it is safe to proceed.
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
If equipped, RCTA displays a red
warning triangle with a left or right
pointing arrow on the RVC screen to
warn of traffic coming from the left or
right. This system detects objects
coming from up to 20 m (65 ft) from
the left or right side of the vehicle.
When an object is detected, either
three beeps sound from the left or
right or three Safety Alert Seat pulses
occur on the left or right side,
depending on the direction of the
detected vehicle.
Use caution while backing up when
towing a trailer, as the RCTA
detection zones that extend out from
the back of the vehicle do not move
further back when a trailer is towed.
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 422.
Turning the Features On or Off
Touch X on the faceplate to turn on
or off the Front and Rear Parking
Assist, Reverse Automatic Braking
(RAB), Rear Cross Traffic Alert
(RCTA), and the Backing Warning
System at the same time. The
indicator light next to the button
comes on when the features are on
and turns off when the features have
been disabled.
Turn off parking assist, RCTA, and
RAB when towing a trailer.
To turn the RPA symbols or guidance
lines (on some models) on or off, see
“Rear Camera” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
RCTA can also be turned on or off
through vehicle personalization. See
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
Automatic Parking Assist (APA)
If equipped, APA searches for and
steers the vehicle into parallel and
perpendicular parking spots. When
using APA, you must still shift gears,
and control the brakes and
accelerator. A display and audible
beeps help to guide parking
maneuvers.
Do not use APA when towing a trailer.
{ Warning
APA does not apply the brakes. APA
may not detect objects in the
parking space, objects that are soft
or narrow, objects high off the
ground such as flatbed trucks,
or objects below ground level such
as large potholes. Always verify that
the parking space is appropriate for
parking a vehicle. APA does not
respond to changes in the parking
space, such as movement of an
adjacent vehicle, or a person or
object entering the parking space.
APA does not detect or avoid traffic
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that is behind or alongside of the
vehicle. Always be prepared to stop
the vehicle during the parking
maneuver.
Touch O on the center stack to
enable the system to search for a
parking space that is large enough and
within 1.5 m (5 ft) of the vehicle. The
vehicle speed must be below
30 km/h (18 mph). The system cannot:
. Detect whether it is a legal parking
space.
. Park exactly lined up with the
vehicle next to it if the spot is
approached at an angle or if the
parking space is angled.
. Park exactly centered in a spot
that is marked too large.
. Always detect short curbs.
If the vehicle is equipped with
perpendicular parking mode, touch
and hold O during the search
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process to switch the APA parking
mode between perpendicular and
parallel parking.
APA searches for parking spaces to
the right of the vehicle. To search for
a parking space to the left, turn on the
left turn signal.
After completely passing a large
enough space, an audible beep occurs
and a red symbol is displayed.
If the vehicle is in R (Reverse), but
does not steer into the expected
space, this may be because the system
is maneuvering the vehicle into a
previously detected space. The APA
system does not need service.
APA will instruct the vehicle to stop
once a large enough space is found.
Follow the displayed instructions.
When instructed to drive in reverse,
shift to R (Reverse) to engage
automatic steering. The steering wheel
will vibrate briefly as a reminder to
remove hands from the steering
wheel. Check surroundings and
continue braking or accelerating as
needed, and be prepared to stop to
avoid vehicles, pedestrians, or objects.
If the vehicle exceeds 10 km/h
(6 mph), APA is automatically
disengaged. A progress arrow displays
the status of the parking maneuver.
Depending on the space size,
additional maneuvers may be
required, and there will be additional
instructions. When changing gears,
allow the automatic steering to
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complete before continuing the
parking maneuver. APA will beep and
display a PARKING COMPLETE
message. Place the vehicle in P (Park).
APA may automatically disengage if:
. The steering wheel is used by the
driver.
. The maximum allowed speed is
exceeded.
. There is a failure with the APA
system.
. Electronic stability control or
antilock brakes are activated.
. A high priority vehicle message is
displayed in the DIC.
To cancel APA, touch
O again.
When the System Does Not Seem to
Work Properly
The APA system may require a short
period of driving along curves to
calibrate.
Assistance Systems for
Driving
If equipped, when driving the vehicle
in a forward gear, Forward Collision
Alert (FCA), Lane Departure Warning
(LDW), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), Side
Blind Zone Alert (SBZA), Lane Change
Alert (LCA), the Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) system, the Front
Pedestrian Braking (FPB) system and/
or the Night Vision system can help to
avoid a crash or reduce crash damage.
Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System
If equipped, the FCA system may help
to avoid or reduce the harm caused by
front-end crashes. When approaching
a vehicle ahead too quickly, FCA
provides a red flashing alert on the
windshield and rapidly beeps or pulses
the driver seat. FCA also lights an
amber visual alert if following another
vehicle much too closely.
FCA detects vehicles within a distance
of approximately 60 m (197 ft) and
operates at speeds above 8 km/h
(5 mph). If the vehicle has Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC), it can detect
vehicles to distances of approximately
110 m (360 ft) and operates at all
speeds. See Adaptive Cruise
Control 0 253.
{ Warning
FCA is a warning system and does
not apply the brakes. When
approaching a slower-moving or
stopped vehicle ahead too rapidly,
or when following a vehicle too
closely, FCA may not provide a
warning with enough time to help
avoid a crash. It also may not
provide any warning at all. FCA
does not warn of pedestrians,
animals, signs, guardrails, bridges,
construction barrels, or other
objects. Be ready to take action and
apply the brakes. See Defensive
Driving 0 215.
FCA can be disabled with the FCA
steering wheel control, or if your
vehicle is equipped with Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC), through vehicle
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personalization. See “Collision/
Detection Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
Detecting the Vehicle Ahead
FCA warnings will not occur unless
the FCA system detects a vehicle
ahead. When a vehicle is detected, the
vehicle ahead indicator will display
green. Vehicles may not be detected
on curves, highway exit ramps,
or hills, due to poor visibility; or if a
vehicle ahead is partially blocked by
pedestrians or other objects. FCA will
not detect another vehicle ahead until
it is completely in the driving lane.
{ Warning
FCA does not provide a warning to
help avoid a crash, unless it detects
a vehicle. FCA may not detect a
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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.
Collision Alert
With Head-Up Display
Without Head-Up Display
When your vehicle approaches
another detected vehicle too rapidly,
the red FCA display will flash on the
windshield. Also, eight rapid
high-pitched beeps will sound from
the front, or both sides of the Safety
Alert Seat will pulse five times. When
this Collision Alert occurs, the brake
system may prepare for driver braking
to occur more rapidly which can cause
a brief, mild deceleration. Continue to
apply the brake pedal as needed.
Cruise control may be disengaged
when the Collision Alert occurs.
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Tailgating Alert
The vehicle ahead indicator will
display amber when you are following
a vehicle ahead much too closely.
Selecting the Alert Timing
button press shows the current setting
on the DIC. Additional button presses
will change this setting. The chosen
setting will remain until it is changed
and will affect the timing of both the
Collision Alert and the Tailgating
Alert features. The timing of both
alerts will vary based on vehicle speed.
The faster the vehicle speed, the
farther away the alert will occur.
Consider traffic and weather
conditions when selecting the alert
timing. The range of selectable alert
timings may not be appropriate for all
drivers and driving conditions.
If your vehicle is equipped with
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),
changing the FCA timing setting
automatically changes the following
gap setting (Far, Medium, or Near).
Unnecessary Alerts
The Collision Alert control is on the
steering wheel. Press [ to set the
FCA timing to Far, Medium, or Near,
or on some vehicles, Off. The first
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 0 268.
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The system works when driving in a
forward gear between 8 km/h (5 mph)
and 80 km/h (50 mph), or on vehicles
with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),
above 4 km/h (2 mph). It can detect
vehicles up to approximately 60 m
(197 ft).
{ Warning
FAB is an emergency crash
preparation feature and is not
designed to avoid crashes. Do not
rely on FAB to brake the vehicle.
FAB will not brake outside of its
operating speed range and only
responds to detected vehicles.
FAB may not:
. Detect a vehicle ahead on
winding or hilly roads.
. 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.
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objects. To override FAB, firmly
press the accelerator pedal, if it is
safe to do so.
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
{ 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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IBA may increase vehicle braking in
situations when it may not be
necessary. You could block the flow
of traffic. If this occurs, take your
foot off the brake pedal and then
apply the brakes as needed.
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FAB and IBA can be disabled through
vehicle personalization. See “Collision/
Detection Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
{ Warning
Using FAB or IBA while towing a
trailer could cause you to lose
control of the vehicle and crash.
Turn the system to Alert, or if the
vehicle has ACC to Off, when
towing a trailer.
Front Pedestrian Braking
(FPB) System
If equipped, the FPB system may help
avoid or reduce the harm caused by
front-end crashes with nearby
pedestrians when driving in a forward
gear. FPB displays an amber
indicator, ~, when a nearby
pedestrian is detected directly ahead.
When approaching a detected
pedestrian too quickly, FPB provides a
red flashing alert on the windshield
and rapidly beeps or pulses the driver
seat. FPB can provide a boost to
braking or automatically brake the
vehicle. This system includes
Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA), and the
Forward Automatic Braking (FAB)
System may also respond to
pedestrians. See Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) 0 270.
The FPB system can detect and alert
to pedestrians in a forward gear at
speeds between 8 km/h (5 mph) and
80 km/h (50 mph). During daytime
driving, the system detects
pedestrians up to a distance of
approximately 40 m (131 ft). During
nighttime driving, system performance
is very limited. If the vehicle is
equipped with the Night Vision
system, during nighttime driving, the
vehicle can detect and alert to
pedestrians whenever in a
forward gear.
{ Warning
FPB does not provide an alert or
automatically brake the vehicle,
unless it detects a pedestrian. FPB
may not detect pedestrians,
including children:
. When the pedestrian is not
directly ahead, fully visible,
or standing upright, or when
part of a group.
. Due to poor visibility,
including nighttime
conditions, fog, rain, or snow.
. If the FPB sensor is blocked
by dirt, snow, or ice.
. If the headlamps or
windshield are not cleaned or
in proper condition.
Be ready to take action and apply
the brakes. For more information,
see Defensive Driving 0 215. Keep
the windshield, headlamps, and FPB
sensor clean and in good repair.
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FPB can be set to Off, Alert, or Alert &
Brake through vehicle personalization.
See “Front Pedestrian Detection” in
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
Detecting the Pedestrian Ahead
FPB alerts and automatic braking will
not occur unless the FPB system
detects a pedestrian. When a nearby
pedestrian is detected directly in front
of the vehicle, the pedestrian ahead
indicator will display amber.
Front Pedestrian Alert
Without Head-Up Display
When the vehicle approaches a
pedestrian ahead too rapidly, the red
FPB alert display will flash on the
windshield. Eight rapid high-pitched
beeps will sound from the front,
or both sides of the Safety Alert Seat
will pulse five times. When this
Pedestrian Alert occurs, the brake
system may prepare for driver braking
to occur more rapidly which can cause
a brief, mild deceleration. Continue to
apply the brake pedal as needed.
Cruise control may be disengaged
when the Front Pedestrian Alert
occurs.
Automatic Braking
With Head-Up Display
If FPB detects it is about to crash into
a pedestrian directly ahead, and the
brakes have not been applied, FPB
may automatically brake moderately
or brake hard. This can help to avoid
some very low speed pedestrian
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crashes or reduce pedestrian injury.
FPB can automatically brake to
detected pedestrians between 8 km/h
(5 mph) and 80 km/h (50 mph).
Automatic braking levels may be
reduced under certain conditions,
such as higher speeds. If also
equipped with the Night Vision
system, pedestrians detected by the
Night Vision system will not cause
automatic braking to occur.
If this happens, Automatic Braking
may engage the Electric Parking Brake
(EPB) to hold the vehicle at a stop.
Release the EPB. A firm press of the
accelerator pedal will also release
Automatic Braking and the EPB.
{ Warning
FPB may alert or automatically
brake the vehicle suddenly in
situations where it is unexpected
and undesired. It could falsely alert
or brake for objects similar in shape
or size to pedestrians, including
shadows. This is normal operation
and the vehicle does not need
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service. To override Automatic
Braking, firmly press the accelerator
pedal, if it is safe to do so.
Automatic Braking can be disabled
through vehicle personalization. See
“Front Pedestrian Detection” in
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
{ Warning
Using the Front Pedestrian Braking
system while towing a trailer could
cause you to lose control of the
vehicle and crash. Turn the system
to Alert or Off when towing a
trailer.
Cleaning the System
If FPB does not seem to operate
properly, cleaning the outside of the
windshield in front of the rearview
mirror may correct the issue.
Night Vision System
If equipped, this system can help the
driver see and alert the driver to
pedestrians or large animals ahead of
the vehicle beyond the area lit by the
headlamps. A thermal heat image of
the view ahead is displayed when it is
dark enough outside. If a pedestrian
or large animal is detected more than
25 m (82 ft) away, an amber
pedestrian or animal icon displays and
a box appears around the pedestrian
or animal. When the system detects
that the vehicle is approaching a
pedestrian ahead much too quickly,
the box changes to red.
With the Front Pedestrian Braking
system turned on, Night Vision
provides a red Head-Up Display (HUD)
alert when the system detects that the
vehicle is approaching a pedestrian
ahead much too quickly. In addition,
an alert beeps or the Safety Alert Seat
pulses, if equipped. See Front
Pedestrian Braking (FPB) System 0 272.
{ Warning
The system does not detect all
objects or the vehicle distance from
objects. The system may not
provide a warning with enough time
to help avoid a crash.
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Adjust the instrument panel
brightness to make the image no
brighter than necessary. Turn the
image off by selecting another view
on the instrument cluster.
1. Low-Beam Headlamps
2. High-Beam Headlamps
3. Night Vision System
By selecting a view on the instrument
cluster, the Night Vision image can be
displayed. See Instrument Cluster (Base
Level) 0 125 or Instrument Cluster
(Uplevel) 0 128. The Night Vision
system can operate only if:
. The ignition is on.
.
The vehicle is in P (Park) or a
forward gear.
.
It is dark enough outside.
.
The headlamps are on.
Warm objects, such as pedestrians,
animals, and other moving vehicles,
should appear whiter on the Night
Vision display. Cold objects, such as
the sky, signs, and parked vehicles,
should appear darker. Night Vision
only shows objects that are warmer or
colder than the surroundings. It does
not detect brake lamps, turn signals,
emergency flashers, traffic lights,
or sign information.
Use this system as an aid by
occasionally glancing at the image. Do
not stare at the image or use the
image under well-lit conditions.
{ Warning
Do not stare at the image while
driving as this might cause
important objects ahead not to be
seen. You could crash, and you or
others could be injured.
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When a pedestrian or large animal is
detected, an amber box displays
around the pedestrian or animal on
the Night Vision display and an amber
pedestrian icon, ~, or animal
icon, !, displays on the instrument
cluster. This pedestrian icon is also
shown on the Head-Up Display (HUD).
When the system detects the vehicle
is approaching a pedestrian much too
quickly, the amber box turns red, and
a red flashing icon, ~, displays on the
HUD with rapid beeping or pulsing of
the Safety Alert Seat, if equipped.
System pedestrian icons, beeps, and
(if equipped) Safety Alert Seat pulses
can be set to Off through vehicle
personalization by turning off the
Front Pedestrian Braking system. See
“Front Pedestrian Detection” in
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
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{ Warning
The Night Vision system does not
automatically brake the vehicle.
It does not provide alerts unless it
detects a pedestrian or large
animal. The system may not detect
pedestrians, including children,
or animals:
. If they are less than 25 m
(82 ft) away.
. If they are not directly ahead
in the sensor coverage area,
fully visible, standing upright,
or part of a group.
. If the pedestrian or animal is
moving too quickly through
the field of view, such as a
bicyclist.
. If the pedestrian is wearing
certain types of clothing.
. If headlamps are off, except
when parked.
. If the outside temperature is
higher than 30 °C (86 °F).
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
.
Due to poor visibility,
including in heavy fog, rain,
or snow.
.
If the sensor is blocked by
dirt, snow, rain, or ice.
Be ready to take action and apply
the brakes. For more information,
see Defensive Driving 0 215. Keep
the Night Vision sensor clean and
in good repair.
Pedestrian detection may not be
available in high outside temperatures.
An amber icon, *, displays. The
system does not need service.
In rain, snow, or fog the image may
not be clear and the direction of the
road ahead may not be seen. In more
severe weather conditions, the image
may be unclear and unusable. The
system does not need service.
Keep the system sensor clean by
activating the windshield washer up to
five times when it is dark enough for
the system to operate. If the Night
Vision image still looks blurry, use a
soft wet cloth to gently clean the
sensor camera lens and dry
thoroughly. The sensor is behind the
front grille to the inside of the driver
side headlamp.
The camera must also be aligned to
work correctly. If the camera needs
adjustment, see your dealer. Do not
attempt to adjust the camera yourself.
Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA)
If equipped, the SBZA system is a
lane-changing aid that assists drivers
with avoiding crashes that occur with
moving vehicles in the side blind zone
(or spot) areas. When the vehicle is in
a forward gear, the left or right side
mirror display will light up if a moving
vehicle is detected in that blind zone.
If the turn signal is activated and a
vehicle is also detected on the same
side, the display will flash as an extra
warning not to change lanes. Since
this system is part of the Lane Change
Alert (LCA) system, read the entire
LCA section before using this feature.
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Lane Change Alert (LCA)
If equipped, the LCA system is a
lane-changing aid that assists drivers
with avoiding lane change crashes
that occur with moving vehicles in the
side blind zone (or spot) areas or with
vehicles rapidly approaching these
areas from behind. The LCA warning
display will light up in the
corresponding outside side mirror and
will flash if the turn signal is on.
{ Warning
LCA does not alert the driver to
vehicles outside of the system
detection zones, pedestrians,
bicyclists, or animals. It may not
provide alerts when changing lanes
under all driving conditions. Failure
to use proper care when changing
lanes may result in injury, death,
or vehicle damage. Before making a
lane change, always check mirrors,
glance over your shoulder, and use
the turn signals.
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that is in the side blind zone or
rapidly approaching that zone from
behind. A lit LCA symbol indicates it
may be unsafe to change lanes. Before
making a lane change, check the LCA
display, check mirrors, glance over
your shoulder, and use the turn
signals.
1. SBZA Detection Zone
2. LCA Detection Zone
The LCA sensor covers a zone of
approximately one lane over from
both sides of the vehicle, or 3.5 m
(11 ft). The height of the zone is
approximately between 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
and 2 m (6 ft) off the ground. The Side
Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) warning area
starts at approximately the middle of
the vehicle and goes back 5 m (16 ft).
Drivers are also warned of vehicles
rapidly approaching from up to 70 m
(230 ft) behind the vehicle.
How the System Works
The LCA symbol lights up in the side
mirrors when the system detects a
moving vehicle in the next lane over
Left Side Mirror
Display
Right Side Mirror
Display
When the vehicle is started, both
outside mirror LCA displays will
briefly come on to indicate the system
is operating. When the vehicle is in a
forward gear, the left or right side
mirror display will light up if a moving
vehicle is detected in the next lane
over in that blind zone or rapidly
approaching that zone. If the turn
signal is activated in the same
direction as a detected vehicle, this
display will flash as an extra warning
not to change lanes.
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LCA can be disabled through vehicle
personalization using the Side Blind
Zone Alert option. See “Collision/
Detection Systems” under Vehicle
Personalization 0 178. If LCA is
disabled by the driver, the LCA mirror
displays will not light up.
When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
The LCA system requires some driving
for the system to calibrate to
maximum performance. This
calibration may occur more quickly if
the vehicle is driving on a straight
highway road with traffic and roadside
objects (e.g., guardrails, barriers).
LCA displays may not come on when
passing a vehicle quickly, for a
stopped vehicle, or when towing a
trailer. The LCA detection zones that
extend back from the side of the
vehicle do not move further back
when a trailer is towed. Use caution
while changing lanes when towing a
trailer. LCA may alert to objects
attached to the vehicle, such as a
trailer, bicycle, or object extending out
to either side of the vehicle. Attached
objects may also interfere with the
detection of vehicles. This is normal
system operation; the vehicle does not
need service.
this zone and the system is clean, the
system may need service. Take the
vehicle to your dealer.
LCA may not always alert the driver to
vehicles in the next lane over,
especially in wet conditions or when
driving on sharp curves. The system
does not need to be serviced. The
system may light up due to guardrails,
signs, trees, shrubs, and other
non-moving objects. This is normal
system operation; the vehicle does not
need service.
When LCA is disabled for any reason
other than the driver turning it off,
the Side Blind Zone Alert On option
will not be available on the
personalization menu.
LCA may not operate when the LCA
sensors in the left or right corners of
the rear bumper are covered with
mud, dirt, snow, ice, or slush, or in
heavy rainstorms. For cleaning
instructions, see "Washing the
Vehicle" under Exterior Care 0 384.
If the DIC still displays the system
unavailable message after cleaning
both sides of the vehicle toward the
rear corners of the vehicle, see your
dealer.
If the LCA displays do not light up
when moving vehicles are in the side
blind zone or are rapidly approaching
Radio Frequency Information
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 422.
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW)
If equipped, LDW may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may provide a warning
if the vehicle is crossing a detected
lane marking without using a turn
signal in the lane departure direction.
Since this system is part of the Lane
Keep Assist (LKA) system, read the
entire LKA section before using this
feature.
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Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
If equipped, LKA may help avoid
crashes due to unintentional lane
departures. It may assist by gently
turning the steering wheel if the
vehicle approaches a detected lane
marking without using a turn signal in
that direction. It may also provide a
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
system alert as the lane marking is
crossed. The LKA system will not
assist or provide an LDW alert if it
detects that you are actively steering.
Override LKA by turning the steering
wheel. LKA uses a camera to detect
lane markings between 60 km/h (37
mph) and 180 km/h (112 mph).
{ Warning
The LKA system does not
continuously steer the vehicle.
It may not keep the vehicle in the
lane or give a Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) alert, even if a lane
marking is detected.
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Warning (Continued)
Warning (Continued)
The LKA and LDW systems
may not:
. Provide an alert or enough
steering assist to avoid a lane
departure or crash.
. Detect lane markings under
poor weather or visibility
conditions. This can occur if
the windshield or headlamps
are blocked by dirt, snow,
or ice, if they are not in
proper condition, or if the sun
shines directly into the
camera.
. Detect road edges.
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.
.
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
(Continued)
{ Warning
Using LKA while towing a trailer or
on slippery roads could cause loss
of control of the vehicle and a
crash. Turn the system off.
How the System Works
The LKA camera sensor is on the
windshield ahead of the rearview
mirror.
To turn LKA on and off, press
on the steering wheel.
A
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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.
Surround Vision Recorder
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.
If equipped, this system records the
360° camera views to an SD card. Only
images are recorded, no sound. An SD
card will be needed for this system.
The recommended SD card is an
8-32GB SDHC card with FAT32 file
system, Class 4 and over.
Insert an SD card into the card reader
in the trunk. Disable recording from
the playback screen before removing
the SD card from the reader. Do not
remove the card while recording is
enabled. This could corrupt the video
file and/or the SD card.
Other files should not be stored on
the same SD card as the surround
vision recorder files. Storing other files
on the same card may increase
recording start up and playback time
or result in a loss of data.
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To Activate : Touch Video Recorder
on the Home screen. Touch #. #
will have a red dot when the video
recorder is on. It will remain on until
it has been turned off. Recording will
start after exiting the playback screen.
Advise other drivers and occupants of
the vehicle that video images are
being recorded.
To Deactivate : Touch Video Recorder
on the Home screen. Touch #.
Select from the following when the
vehicle is in P (Park).
Exit : Touch to exit this application
and return to the previous app.
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Video List : Touch to display a list of
the most recent and saved videos.
Touch the delete button next to the
name to delete a saved video.
.
There are approximately 12 hours
of video storage based on an 8GB
SD card. This could vary based on
exterior lighting conditions.
Rewind : Touch to rewind the video.
Touch again to stop rewinding.
.
The recorded video is stored in
five-minute-long files.
Play/Pause : Touch to play or pause a
recorded video.
.
All files can be viewed on the
playback app or when the SD card
is read by a personal
computer (PC).
.
Once the SD card is full, the oldest
files will be overwritten.
Fast Forward : Touch to fast forward
the video. Touch again to stop fast
forward.
Save : Touch to save a video. This
protects the video from being erased.
Once the SD card is full, files will be
overwritten unless they have been
saved.
Front/Rear Camera View : Select to
switch between the front and rear
camera views in playback.
To Delete Data : Remove the SD card
from the vehicle and insert into a PC
to manually delete the file.
Error messages can occur if:
. No SD card is present.
.
An empty SD card is present.
Touching S Back returns to the
player view with video that was
previously loaded still showing.
.
The video files are the wrong
format.
.
The video files are corrupt.
The latest recorded video file can be
played. In addition:
.
The SD card is full.
.
There is a system error.
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Charging
Plug-In Charging
(Hybrid Only)
This section explains the charging of
the vehicle's high voltage battery. Do
not allow the vehicle to remain in
extreme temperatures for long periods
without being driven or plugged in.
Plug the vehicle in when temperatures
are below 0 °C (32 °F) and above 32 °C
(90 °F) to maximize the life of the high
voltage battery.
When using the portable charge cord
included with the vehicle, it will take
approximately 12.5 hours to charge
the vehicle with the 12 amp AC
current setting or 20 hours using the
default 8 amp AC current setting.
When using a charging station
capable of 16 amps or more, it will
take approximately 4.5 hours to
charge the vehicle. Charge times will
vary with outside temperature. There
are three ways to program how the
vehicle is charged. See Programmable
Charging (Hybrid Only) 0 150.
The charging system may run fans
and pumps that result in sounds from
the vehicle while it is turned off.
Additional unexpected clicking sounds
may be caused by the electrical
devices used while charging.
While the charge cord is plugged into
the vehicle, the vehicle cannot be
driven.
Charging
Start Charge
1. Make sure the vehicle is parked
and turned off.
2. Push the rearward edge of the
charge port door in and release
to open the door.
In cold weather conditions, ice
may form around the charge port
door. Remove ice from the area
before attempting to open or
close the charge port door.
3. Open the trunk. Lift the load
floor cover and remove the
charge cord.
4. Plug the charge cord into the
electrical outlet. See Electrical
Requirements for Battery Charging
(Hybrid Only) 0 294. Verify the
charge cord status. See Charge
Cord 0 288.
Select the appropriate charge
level using the Charge Limit
Preference screen on the
infotainment display. See “Charge
Limit Selection” under
Programmable Charging (Hybrid
Only) 0 150.
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End Charge
1. Unlock the vehicle with the RKE
transmitter to disarm the charge
cord theft alert.
5. Plug in the vehicle plug of the
charge cord into the charge port
on the vehicle. Verify that the
charging status indicator
illuminates on top of the
instrument panel and an audible
beep occurs. See Charging Status
Feedback (Hybrid Only) 0 284.
6. If equipped, to arm the charge
cord theft alert, lock the vehicle
with the RKE transmitter. To
disable this feature, see “Charge
Cord Theft Alert” in Vehicle
Personalization 0 178.
2. Unplug the vehicle plug of the
charge cord from the vehicle.
3. Close the charge port door by
pushing firmly on the rearward
edge of the door surface.
4. Unplug the charge cord from the
electrical outlet.
5. Place the charge cord into the
storage compartment.
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Delayed Charging Override
(Hybrid Only)
To temporarily override a delayed
charge event, unplug the charge cord
from the charge port and then plug it
back in within five seconds. A single
audible beep will sound and charging
will begin immediately.
To cancel a temporary override,
unplug the charge cord, wait for
10 seconds, and then plug the charge
cord back in. A double audible beep
will sound and charging will be
delayed.
See Programmable Charging (Hybrid
Only) 0 150 for advanced charge
scheduling options.
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Charging Status Feedback
(Hybrid Only)
The vehicle has a Charging Status
Indicator (CSI) at the center of the
instrument panel near the windshield.
When the vehicle is plugged in and
the vehicle power is off, the CSI
indicates the following:
. Short Flashing Green – Vehicle is
plugged in. Battery is not fully
charged. Flash rate increases from
one to four flashes as battery
charges.
.
Long Flashing Green – Vehicle is
plugged in. Battery is not fully
charged. Battery charging is
delayed.
.
Solid Green – Vehicle is plugged
in. Battery is fully charged.
.
Solid Yellow – Vehicle is plugged
in. It is normal for the CSI to turn
yellow for a few seconds after
plugging in a compatible charge
cord. The solid yellow may be
extended depending on the vehicle
and if there is a total utility
interruption via OnStar. See Utility
Interruption of Charging (Hybrid
Only) 0 293. This may also indicate
that the charging system has
detected a fault and will not
charge the battery. See “Charge
Cord Status Indicators” in Charge
Cord 0 288.
If the vehicle is plugged in and vehicle
power is on, the CSI will flash or will
be solid green, depending on the
charge level. This also happens during
a remote start if the vehicle is
plugged in.
If the vehicle is plugged in and the
CSI is off, a total utility interruption
using OnStar or a charging fault has
been detected. See Utility Interruption
of Charging (Hybrid Only) 0 293 or
“Charge Cord Status Indicators” in
Charge Cord 0 288.
A message displays if the vehicle is
not able to charge.
Following is the vehicle feedback
when the charge cord is plugged in.
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Indicator
Sound
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Action/Reason
Short Flashing Green
(From one to four
flashes depending on
charge level)
One audible beep
Charging has begun.
Long Flashing Green
Two audible beeps
Charging is delayed by Programmable
Charging or, if the vehicle is equipped
accordingly, by a total utility interruption via
OnStar. Charging will begin later. See Utility
Interruption of Charging (Hybrid Only) 0 293.
Solid Green
None
Charging is complete.
Yellow (Upon Plug-in)
None
Charge cord is OK and the vehicle is not yet
charging.
Yellow (For Extended
Time Period after
Plug-in)
None
Charge cord is OK, but the vehicle is not
charging. This may be due to a total utility
interruption via Onstar and charging will
begin later. The condition may also occur if
the vehicle has detected a fault with the high
voltage charging system. See Utility
Interruption of Charging (Hybrid Only) 0 293 or
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check Engine
Light) 0 141.
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Charging Status
Indicator
Sound
Action/Reason
Short Flashing Green
(From one to four
flashes depending on
charge level)
Two audible beeps
Vehicle is charging but will delay at least once
before the charge is complete.
Short Flashing Green
(From one to four
flashes depending on
charge level) or Long
Flashing Green
Four audible beeps
Insufficient time to fully charge by departure
time due to rate preference.
None (Upon Plug-in)
None
Charge cord connection should be checked.
None (After Green or
Yellow CSI Indication
Observed)
None
Charge cord connection should be checked.
If connection is good, this may be due to a
total utility interruption via OnStar and
charging will begin later. The condition may
also occur if the vehicle has detected a fault
with the high voltage charging system. See
Utility Interruption of Charging (Hybrid Only)
0 293 or Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Check
Engine Light) 0 141.
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Charging Status
Indicator
None
Sound
Action/Reason
Electricity has been interrupted before
Repeated audible beeps
To disable this feature, see “Charge Power Loss charging was complete. Repeated beeps will
stop if power is restored within 90 seconds.
Alert” in Vehicle Personalization 0 178.
To stop this alert, do one of the following:
. Unplug the charge cord.
.
.
K on the RKE transmitter.
Press and hold 7 on the RKE transmitter,
Press
then press again to stop the panic alarm.
.
None
Press the horn pad.
Three audible beeps
Charge port door is open.
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Charge Cord
.
Electrical outlets may wear out
with normal usage or may be
damaged over time, making them
unsuitable for electric vehicle
charging.
.
Check the electrical outlet/plug
while charging and discontinue
use if the electrical outlet/plug is
hot, then have the electrical outlet
serviced by a qualified electrician.
.
When outdoors, plug into an
electrical outlet that is
weatherproof.
.
Mount the charging cord to reduce
strain on the electrical outlet/plug.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
This symbol means Warning: Risk of
electrical shock.
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 422.
A portable charge cord used to charge
the vehicle high voltage battery is
stored in the left storage compartment
in the rear cargo area.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Wall Plug
Status Indicators
Vehicle Plug
Release Button
Important Information about
Portable Electric Vehicle Charging
. Charging an electric vehicle can
stress a building’s electrical
system more than a typical
household appliance.
. Before plugging into any electrical
outlet, have a qualified electrician
inspect and verify the electrical
system for heavy-duty service at a
12 amp continuous load.
{ Danger
Improper use of portable electric
vehicle charge cords may cause a
fire, electrical shock, or burns, and
may result in damage to property,
serious injury, or death.
(Continued)
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Danger (Continued)
.
Do not use extension cords,
multi-outlet power strips,
splitters, grounding adaptors,
surge protectors, or similar
devices.
.
Do not use an electrical outlet
that is worn or damaged,
or will not hold the plug
firmly in place.
.
Do not use an electrical outlet
that is not properly grounded.
.
Do not use an electrical outlet
that is on a circuit with other
electrical loads.
Warning (Continued)
Never leave children
unattended near the vehicle
while the vehicle is charging
and never allow children to
play with the charge cord.
.
If the plug provided does not
fit the electrical outlet, do not
modify the plug. Arrange for a
qualified electrician to inspect
the electrical outlet.
.
Caution
.
NFPA 70 (USA), Canadian
Electrical Code CSA 22.1 and
IEC 60364 – Electrical
installations in buildings,
depending on the region in
which the unit is being
installed. The installer shall
comply with any additional
local requirements mandated
by the country and/or
municipality.
.
Do not use this product if the
flexible power cord or the
electric vehicle cable is
frayed, has broken insulation,
or shows any other signs of
damage.
.
For Canada only: Not for use
in commercial garages.
.
Do not use this product if the
enclosure or the vehicle plug
is broken, cracked, open,
or shows any other indication
of damage.
(Continued)
Do not put fingers into the
electric vehicle connector.
{ Warning
When using electric products, basic
precautions should always be
followed, including the following:
. Read all the safety warnings
and instructions before using
this product. Failure to follow
(Continued)
Caution (Continued)
the warnings and the
instructions may result in
electric shock, fire, and/or
serious injury.
.
To reduce the risk of fire,
installations shall comply
with the requirements of
National Electric Code, ANSI/
(Continued)
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Caution (Continued)
.
The plug must be plugged
into an appropriate electrical
outlet that is properly
installed in accordance with
all local codes and
ordinances. Do not modify
the plug provided with the
product. If the plug does not
fit the electrical outlet, have a
proper electrical outlet
installed by a qualified
electrician. If ground is
missing, the charge cord
indicators will indicate an
electrical system fault and the
vehicle may not charge.
Charge Cord Status Indicators
After plugging in the charge cord, it
will perform a quick self test.
Verify the charge cord status. When
the O indicator is lit solid green, the
charge cord is ready to charge the
vehicle.
The charge cord utilizes a
combination of the O and P
indicators to display the status of the
charge cord per the following table.
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O
P
O
(
Solid Green
Off (No Light)
n
O
Flashing Green
Solid Red
(
O
Off (No Light)
Solid Red
(
n
Off (No Light)
Flashing Red
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Symbol
Fault/Condition/Event
@
No faults: The charge cord is receiving power from the electrical
outlet and is ready to supply it to the vehicle.
Rpb
Electrical Outlet/Plug Fault: The charge cord has detected that
the electrical outlet/plug overheated. Electrical outlets may wear
out with normal usage or be damaged over time, making them
unsuitable for electric vehicle charging. Do not use an electrical
outlet that is worn, damaged, or one that will not hold the plug
firmly in place. Use another electrical outlet or have the
electrical outlet serviced by a qualified electrician. Reset the
charge cord by unplugging the charge cord from the electrical
outlet and re-plugging it.
Ro
Electrical System Fault: The charge cord has detected a missing
or improper ground within the building's electrical system. Do
not use an electrical outlet that is not properly grounded. Use
another electrical outlet or have a qualified electrician inspect
and verify the building's electrical system.
Rb
Vehicle Fault: The charge cord ground-fault circuit interrupter
(GFCI) has tripped. Ensure that there is no physical damage to
the charge cord, and that the vehicle plug is seated completely
and making a good connection. Reset the charge cord by
unplugging from the electrical outlet and re-plugging it. If the
fault remains, see an authorized dealer for service.
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O
P
O
n
Solid Green
Flashing Red
If no status indicators are lit, ensure
the electrical outlet is powered.
Charge Limit Selection
Charge level selection can be made
using the Charge Limit Preference
screen on the infotainment display.
See “Charge Limit Preference” under
Programmable Charging (Hybrid
Only) 0 150.
{ Warning
Using a charge level that exceeds
the electrical circuit or electrical
outlet capacity may start a fire or
damage the electrical circuit. Use
the lowest charge level until a
(Continued)
Symbol
Rm
Fault/Condition/Event
Charge Cord Fault: The charge cord has detected a potential
problem with the charge cord. Reset the charge cord by
unplugging from the electrical outlet and re-plugging it. If the
fault remains, see an authorized dealer for service.
Warning (Continued)
qualified electrician inspects the
electrical circuit capacity. Use the
lowest charge level if the electrical
circuit or electrical outlet capacity
is not known.
Grounding Instructions
This product must be grounded. If this
product should malfunction or break
down, grounding provides a path of
least resistance for electric current to
reduce the risk of electric shock. This
product is equipped with a cord that
has an equipment grounding
conductor and a grounding plug. The
plug must be plugged into an
appropriate outlet that is properly
installed and grounded in accordance
with all local codes and ordinances.
{ Warning
Improper connection of the charge
cord ground may cause electrical
shock. Check with a qualified
electrician if there is doubt as to
whether the product is properly
grounded. Do not modify the plug
provided with the product. If it will
not fit the electrical outlet, have a
proper electrical outlet installed by
a qualified electrician.
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Mounting Instructions
1. Identify an appropriate location
for the charge cord.
3. Mark and drill the mounting
holes in a wall stud or suitable
structure. Stay away from any
power source.
2. Locate a mounting support, such
as a wall stud.
Space the holes 18.7 cm (7 3/
8 in) apart.
The appropriate height for
mounting the charge cord is
91 cm (36 in) from the floor.
4. Install the mounting screws in
the wall surface leaving the head
of the screws 5 mm (3/16 in)
from the surface.
5. Securely mount the charge cord
on to the screws.
6. Connect the wall plug to the
electrical outlet.
7. Connect the vehicle plug to the
charge port.
Utility Interruption of
Charging (Hybrid Only)
If using AC charging, this vehicle will
respond to remote requests through
OnStar to limit or completely block
electrical power grid usage for brief
time periods. A utility interruption of
charging may increase AC vehicle
charge times.
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When electrical grid power is
completely blocked, the vehicle will
delay charging until the utility
interruption has expired. The vehicle
should be left plugged in so that the
vehicle can automatically begin
charging.
Changing the charge mode to
Immediate or performing a delayed
charging override will not disable a
utility interruption.
Charging Station
Troubleshooting
If the vehicle does not charge after
being plugged in to a residential
240-volt charging station:
1. Verify that the charge mode is
set to Immediate.
2. Verify that the charging station’s
circuit breaker has not been
tripped.
A pop-up will appear in the
infotainment display during the key
cycle following any utility
interruption. See “Charging
Interrupted or Overridden Pop-Up”
under Programmable Charging (Hybrid
Only) 0 150.
3. Plug the portable charge cord
into the wall outlet, verify that
the indicator light on the charge
cord is solid green, and connect
it to the vehicle. See “Charge
Cord Status Indicators” in Charge
Cord 0 288.
A message will display on the
instrument cluster indicating that a
utility interruption has occurred. See
Instrument Cluster (Base Level) 0 125
or Instrument Cluster (Uplevel) 0 128.
4. If the vehicle charges with the
portable charge cord, there may
be a problem with the charging
station. Try to charge the vehicle
with a different 240-volt charging
station, such as a public station.
If both attempts charge the
vehicle, contact the charging
station manufacturer.
Electrical Requirements for
Battery Charging
(Hybrid Only)
This vehicle is capable of being
charged with most standard vehicle
charging equipment complying with
one or more of the following:
. SAE J1772
.
SAE J2847-2
.
IEC 61851-1
.
IEC 61851-22
.
IEC 61851-23
.
IEC 61851-24
.
IEC 62196-1
.
IEC 62196-2
.
IEC 62196-3
.
ISO 15118
.
GB/T 18487.1
.
GB/T 20234.1
.
GB/T 20234.2
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The following are the minimum
requirements for circuits used to
charge this vehicle:
. 120 volts/15 amps
.
240 volts/20 amps
Charging equipment with a rating of
at least 240 volts/20 amps will provide
the fastest charging time and best
charging efficiency to recharge the
high voltage battery. 240 volt/40 amp
circuits provide flexibility for future
vehicle charging needs. Always follow
the charging equipment installation
instructions. Contact your dealer for
more information.
Fuel
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.
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.
For the 3.6L V6 engine, use regular
unleaded gasoline meeting ASTM
specification D4814 with a posted
octane rating of 87 or higher. Do not
use gasoline with a posted octane
rating of less than 87, as this may
cause engine knock and will lower fuel
economy.
Caution
Do not use portable or stationary
backup generating equipment to
charge the vehicle. This may cause
damage to the vehicle's charging
system. Only charge the vehicle
from utility supplied power.
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Do not use any fuel labeled E85 or
FlexFuel. Do not use gasoline with
ethanol levels greater than 15% by
volume.
For the 2.0L L4 turbo engine,
premium unleaded gasoline meeting
ASTM specification D4814 with a
posted octane rating of 93 is highly
recommended for best performance
For the 3.0L twin turbo V6 engine, use
premium unleaded gasoline meeting
ASTM specification D4814 with a
posted octane rating of 93.
If unavailable, unleaded gasoline with
a posted octane rating of 91 may be
used, but with reduced performance
and fuel economy. If the octane is less
than 91, the engine could be damaged
and the repairs would not be covered
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by the vehicle warranty. If heavy
knocking is heard when using gasoline
rated at 93 octane, the engine needs
service.
Caution (Continued)
(MMT), which can damage
the emissions control system
and spark plugs.
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
(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)
0 141. 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 0 295.
Fuel Additives
To keep fuel systems clean, TOP TIER
Detergent Gasoline is recommended.
See Fuel 0 295.
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.
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Filling the Tank
{ Warning
Fuel vapors and fuel fires burn
violently and can cause injury or
death.
.
To help avoid injuries to you
and others, read and follow
all the instructions on the
fuel pump island.
.
Turn off the engine when
refueling.
.
Keep sparks, flames, and
smoking materials away
from fuel.
.
Do not leave the fuel pump
unattended.
.
Do not use a cell phone while
refueling.
.
Do not reenter the vehicle
while pumping fuel.
.
Keep children away from the
fuel pump and never let
children pump fuel.
(Continued)
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.
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To open the fuel door, push and
release the rearward center edge of
the door. The fuel door is locked when
the vehicle doors are locked. Press K
on the RKE transmitter to unlock.
Opening the Fuel Door (Hybrid Only)
To refuel the hybrid vehicle:
Opening the Fuel Door
(Gasoline Only)
1. Press the fuel door button on the
driver door for one second.
A WAIT TO REFUEL message
displays on the Driver
Information Center.
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2. When the READY TO REFUEL
message displays, the fuel door
will unlock. To open the fuel
door, push and release the
rearward center edge of the door.
3. Complete refueling within
30 minutes of pressing the fuel
door button on the driver door.
If refueling after more than
30 minutes, press the fuel door
button again.
4. After refueling, close the
fuel door.
Refueling the Vehicle
The vehicle has a capless fuel system
and does not have a fuel cap. The
filling nozzle must be fully inserted
and latched prior to starting fuel flow.
{ Warning
Filling the Tank with a Portable
Gas Can
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.
If the vehicle runs out of fuel and
must be filled from a portable gas can:
.
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 0 384.
{ Warning
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.
1. Locate the capless funnel
adapter from within the vehicle.
2. Insert and latch the funnel into
the capless fuel system.
{ Warning
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.
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3. Remove and clean the funnel
adapter and return it to the
storage location.
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container
Warning (Continued)
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.
{ Warning
Filling a portable fuel container
while it is in the vehicle can cause
fuel vapors that can ignite either by
static electricity or other means.
You or others could be badly
burned and the vehicle could be
damaged. Always:
. Use approved fuel containers.
.
Remove the container from
the vehicle, trunk, or pickup
bed before filling.
.
Place the container on the
ground.
.
Place the nozzle inside the fill
opening of the container
before dispensing fuel, and
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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 0 382. For towing
the vehicle behind another vehicle
such as a motor home, see
Recreational Vehicle Towing 0 382.
Driving Characteristics and
Towing Tips
Driving with a Trailer
When towing a trailer:
. Become familiar with the local
laws that apply to trailer towing.
. Do not tow a trailer during the
first 2 414 km (1,500 mi) to
prevent damage to the engine,
axle, or other parts.
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Then during the first 800 km
(500 mi) of trailer towing, do not
drive over 80 km/h (50 mph) and
do not make starts at full throttle.
Vehicles can tow in D (Drive). Shift
the transmission to a lower gear if
the transmission shifts too often
under heavy loads and/or hilly
conditions.
.
Do not use Adaptive Cruise
Control when towing.
.
The Forward Automatic Braking
system should be set to Off when
towing. See Forward Automatic
Braking (FAB) 0 270.
.
The Front Pedestrian Braking
system should be set to Alert or
Off when towing. See Front
Pedestrian Braking (FPB)
System 0 272.
.
Turn off Parking 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 0 238.
Towing a trailer requires a certain
amount of experience. The
combination you are driving is longer
and not as responsive as the vehicle
itself. Get acquainted with the
handling and braking of the rig before
setting out for the open road.
Before starting, check all trailer hitch
parts and attachments, safety chains,
electrical connectors, lamps, tires, and
mirrors. If the trailer has electric
brakes, start the combination moving
and then apply the trailer brake
controller by hand to be sure the
brakes work.
During the trip, check occasionally to
be sure that the load is secure and the
lamps and any trailer brakes
still work.
Following Distance
Stay at least twice as far behind the
vehicle ahead as you would when
driving the vehicle without a trailer.
This can help to avoid heavy braking
and sudden turns.
Passing
More passing distance is needed when
towing a trailer. The combination will
not accelerate as quickly and is longer
so it is necessary to go much farther
beyond the passed vehicle before
returning to the lane.
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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.
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 automatic transmission in
P (Park) for a few minutes before
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turning the engine off. If the overheat
warning comes on, see Engine
Overheating 0 327.
Parking on Hills
{ Warning
Parking the vehicle on a hill with
the trailer attached can be
dangerous. If something goes
wrong, the rig could start to move.
People can be injured, and both the
vehicle and the trailer can be
damaged. When possible, always
park the rig on a flat surface.
If parking the rig on a hill:
1. Press the brake pedal, but do not
shift into P (Park) yet. Turn the
wheels into the curb if facing
downhill or into traffic if facing
uphill.
2. Have someone place chocks
under the trailer wheels.
3. When the wheel chocks are in
place, release the regular brakes
until the chocks absorb the load.
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4. Reapply the brake pedal. Then
apply the parking brake and shift
into P (Park).
5. Release the brake pedal.
Leaving After Parking on a Hill
1. Apply and hold the brake pedal.
Check periodically to see that all hitch
nuts and bolts are tight.
Trailer Towing (With
Hybrid Engine)
The vehicle is neither designed nor
intended to tow a trailer.
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. . 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.
Trailer Towing (All Engines
Except Hybrid)
Before pulling a trailer, three
important considerations have to do
with weight:
. Weight of the trailer.
.
Weight of the trailer tongue.
.
Total weight on your vehicle's
tires.
Weight of the Trailer
How heavy can a trailer safely be?
It should never weigh more than
454 kg (1,000 lb). But even that can be
too heavy.
It depends on how the rig is used. For
example, speed, altitude, road grades,
outside temperature, and how much
the vehicle is used to pull a trailer are
all important. It can depend on any
special equipment on the vehicle, and
the amount of tongue weight the
vehicle can carry. See “Weight of the
Trailer Tongue” following.
Maximum trailer weight is calculated
assuming only the driver is in the tow
vehicle and it has all the required
trailering equipment. The weight of
additional optional equipment,
passengers, and cargo in the tow
vehicle must be subtracted from the
maximum trailer weight.
Ask your dealer for trailering
information or advice, or write us at
our Customer Assistance Offices. See
Customer Assistance Offices 0 415.
Weight of the Trailer Tongue
The tongue load (1) of any trailer is an
important weight to measure because
it affects the total gross weight of the
vehicle. The Gross Vehicle Weight
(GVW) includes the curb weight of the
vehicle, any cargo carried in it, and
the people who will be riding in the
vehicle. If there are a lot of options,
equipment, passengers, or cargo in the
vehicle, it will reduce the tongue
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weight the vehicle can carry, which
will also reduce the trailer weight the
vehicle can tow. If towing a trailer, the
tongue load must be added to the
GVW because the vehicle will be
carrying that weight, too. See Vehicle
Load Limits 0 221.
Total Weight on Your Vehicle's
Tires
Be sure the vehicle's tires are inflated
to the upper limit for cold tires. These
numbers can be found on the Tire and
Loading Information label. See Vehicle
Load Limits 0 221. Make sure not to go
over the GVW limit for the vehicle,
including the weight of the trailer
tongue.
Towing Equipment
Hitches
The trailer tongue (1) should weigh
10% of the total loaded trailer
weight (2).
After loading the trailer, weigh the
trailer and then the tongue,
separately, to see if the weights are
proper. If they are not, adjustments
might be made by moving some items
around in the trailer.
Use the correct hitch equipment. See
your dealer or a hitch dealer for
assistance.
. The rear bumper on the vehicle is
not intended for hitches. Do not
attach rental hitches or other
bumper-type hitches to it. Use
only a frame-mounted hitch that
does not attach to the bumper.
. The frame mounted hitch must be
compatible with aluminum.
. Will any holes be made in the
body of the vehicle when the
trailer hitch is installed? If so, seal
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the holes when the hitch is
removed. If the holes are not
sealed, dirt, water, and deadly
carbon monoxide (CO) from the
exhaust can get into the vehicle.
See Engine Exhaust 0 238.
Safety Chains
Always attach chains between the
vehicle and the trailer. Cross the safety
chains under the tongue of the trailer
to help prevent the tongue from
contacting the road if it becomes
separated from the hitch. Leave
enough slack so the rig can turn.
Never allow safety chains to drag on
the ground.
Trailer Brakes
Does the trailer have its own brakes?
Be sure to read and follow the
instructions for the trailer brakes so
they are installed, adjusted, and
maintained properly.
Because the vehicle has antilock
brakes, do not tap into the vehicle's
brake system. If this is done, both
brake systems will not work well or
at all.
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Conversions and
Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical
Equipment
{ Warning
The Data Link Connector (DLC) is
used for vehicle service and
Emission Inspection/Maintenance
testing. See Malfunction Indicator
Lamp (Check Engine Light) 0 141.
A device connected to the DLC —
such as an aftermarket fleet or
driver-behavior tracking device —
may interfere with vehicle systems.
This could affect vehicle operation
and cause a crash. Such devices
may also access information stored
in the vehicle’s systems.
Caution
Some electrical equipment can
damage the vehicle or cause
components to not work and would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Always check with your
dealer before adding electrical
equipment.
Add-on equipment can drain the
vehicle's 12-volt battery, even if the
vehicle is not operating.
The vehicle has an airbag system.
Before attempting to add anything
electrical to the vehicle, see Servicing
the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 93 and
Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 93.
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Vehicle Care
General Information
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Proposition
65 Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
California Perchlorate Materials
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
306
306
306
306
330
331
332
333
333
334
334
335
Headlamp Aiming
Vehicle Checks
Doing Your Own
Service Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Compartment
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Transmission
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System (Engine) . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System (Power
Electronics and Charger
Modules - Hybrid Only) . . . . . . . .
Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery - North America . . . . . . . . .
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Transmission Shift
Lock Control Function
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Park Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . .
Windshield Replacement . . . . . . . .
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
307
307
309
316
318
319
320
322
323
324
327
329
329
Bulb Replacement
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LED Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
License Plate Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
336
336
336
336
Electrical System
Electrical System Overload . . . . . .
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . . . .
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Panel Fuse Block . . . .
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
337
337
338
341
343
Wheels and Tires
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
305
All-Season Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Low-Profile Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Summer Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Tire Sidewall Labeling . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Tire Designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Tire Terminology and
Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Tire Pressure for High-Speed
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Tire Pressure Monitor System . . . 355
Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Tire Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
Tire Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Different Size Tires and
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . . 362
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
If a Tire Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Storing the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
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Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Jump Starting
Jump Starting - North
America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Towing the Vehicle
Towing the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Recreational Vehicle Towing . . . . 382
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:
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 0 331 and
Jump Starting - North America 0 379.
California Perchlorate
Materials Requirements
Appearance Care
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
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.
California Proposition
65 Warning
Accessories and
Modifications
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 cause cancer and
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
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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 93.
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 0 421.
This vehicle has an airbag system.
Before attempting to do your own
service work, see Servicing the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle 0 93.
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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 0 407.
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
{ Warning
Gas struts and other metal
components under the hood can get
hot after running the engine. Do
not touch these components as
they can burn unprotected skin and
could cause serious injury.
Clear any snow from the hood before
opening.
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To open the hood:
To close the hood:
1. Before closing the hood, be sure
all filler caps are properly
installed.
2. Lower the hood approximately
46 cm (18 in) from the closed
position.
3. Then push the front center of the
hood with a swift, firm motion.
4. Check to make sure the hood is
closed. If not, release the hood
from inside and repeat Steps 1–3.
1. Pull the hood release handle. It is
on the lower left side of the
instrument panel between the
door and the steering wheel.
2. Release the handle, then pull the
handle again to fully open
the hood.
3. Go to the front of the vehicle and
lift the hood open.
Caution
Be sure the hood is completely
closed before driving. Damage may
occur if it is not.
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Engine Compartment Overview
2.0L L4 Gasoline Only Engine
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1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 322 or Cooling System
(Power Electronics and Charger
Modules - Hybrid Only) 0 323.
2. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 320.
3. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine
Oil 0 316.
4. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 322 or Cooling System
(Power Electronics and Charger
Modules - Hybrid Only) 0 323.
5. Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine
Oil 0 316.
6. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 379.
7. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 338.
8. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Under
Cover). See Brake Fluid 0 330.
9. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer
Fluid 0 329.
10. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 379.
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2.0L L4 Hybrid Engine
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1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 322 or Cooling System
(Power Electronics and Charger
Modules - Hybrid Only) 0 323.
2. Traction Power Inverter
Module (TPIM).
3. High Voltage DC Cables.
4. TPIM Coolant Reservoir and
Pressure Cap. See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 322 or Cooling System
(Power Electronics and Charger
Modules - Hybrid Only) 0 323.
5. High Voltage AC Cables.
6. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 320.
7. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine
Oil 0 316.
8. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 322 or Cooling System
(Power Electronics and Charger
Modules - Hybrid Only) 0 323.
9. Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine
Oil 0 316.
10. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 379.
11. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 338.
12. Brake Fluid Reservoir (Under
Cover). See Brake Fluid 0 330.
13. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer
Fluid 0 329.
14. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 379.
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3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
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1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 322 or Cooling System
(Power Electronics and Charger
Modules - Hybrid Only) 0 323.
2. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 320.
3. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 322 or Cooling System
(Power Electronics and Charger
Modules - Hybrid Only) 0 323.
4. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine
Oil 0 316.
5. Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine
Oil 0 316.
6. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 379.
7. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 338.
8. Brake Fluid Reservoir. See Brake
Fluid 0 330.
9. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer
Fluid 0 329.
10. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 379.
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3.6L V6 Engine
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1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 322 or Cooling System
(Power Electronics and Charger
Modules - Hybrid Only) 0 323.
10. Remote Negative (-) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 379.
2. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 320.
To ensure proper engine performance
and long life, careful attention must
be paid to engine oil. Following these
simple, but important steps will help
protect your investment:
. Use engine oil approved to the
proper specification and of the
proper viscosity grade. See
“Selecting the Right Engine Oil” in
this section.
. Check the engine oil level regularly
and maintain the proper oil level.
See “Checking Engine Oil” and
“When to Add Engine Oil” later in
this section.
. Change the engine oil at the
appropriate time. See Engine Oil
Life System 0 318.
. Always dispose of engine oil
properly. See “What to Do with
Used Oil” in this section.
3. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 322 or Cooling System
(Power Electronics and Charger
Modules - Hybrid Only) 0 323.
4. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine
Oil 0 316.
5. Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine
Oil 0 316.
6. Remote Positive (+) Battery
Terminal. See Jump Starting North America 0 379.
7. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block 0 338.
8. Brake Fluid Reservoir. See Brake
Fluid 0 330.
9. Windshield Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer
Fluid 0 329.
Engine Oil
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 0 309 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.
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
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improves when 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
Caution (Continued)
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine Shown,
3.6L V6 Engine Similar
If the oil is below the cross-hatched
area at the tip of the dipstick 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 0 409.
Caution
2.0L L4 Engine
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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
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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
0 309 for the location of the engine oil
fill cap.
Add enough oil to put the level
somewhere in the proper operating
range. Push the dipstick all the way
back in when through.
Selecting the Right Engine Oil
Selecting the right engine oil depends
on both the proper oil specification
and viscosity grade. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants 0 404.
Specification
Ask for and use engine oils that meet
the dexos1™ specification. Engine oils
that have been approved by GM as
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meeting the dexos1 specification are
marked with the dexos1 approved
logo. See www.gmdexos.com.
viscosity grade, it is recommended to
select an oil of the correct
specification. See “Specification”
earlier in this section.
Engine Oil Additives/Engine Oil
Flushes
Caution
Failure to use the recommended
engine oil or equivalent can result
in engine damage not covered by
the vehicle warranty.
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
Viscosity Grade
Use SAE 5W-30 viscosity grade
engine oil.
Cold Temperature Operation: In an
area of extreme cold, where the
temperature falls below −29 °C (−20 °
F), an SAE 0W-30 oil may be used. An
oil of this viscosity grade will provide
easier cold starting for the engine at
extremely low temperatures. When
selecting an oil of the appropriate
Used engine oil contains certain
elements that can be unhealthy for
your skin and could even cause
cancer. Do not let used oil stay on
your skin for very long. Clean your
skin and nails with soap and water,
or a good hand cleaner. Wash or
properly dispose of clothing or rags
containing used engine oil. See the
manufacturer's warnings about the
use and disposal of oil products.
Used oil can be a threat to the
environment. If you change your own
oil, be sure to drain all the oil from
the filter before disposal. Never
dispose of oil by putting it in the trash
or pouring it on the ground, into
sewers, or into streams or bodies of
water. Recycle it by taking it to a place
that collects used oil.
Engine Oil Life System
When to Change Engine Oil
This vehicle has a computer system
that indicates when to change the
engine oil and filter. This is based on a
combination of factors which include
engine revolutions, engine
temperature, and miles driven. Based
on driving conditions, the mileage at
which an oil change is indicated can
vary considerably. For the oil life
system to work properly, the system
must be reset every time the oil is
changed.
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When the system has calculated that
oil life has been diminished, it
indicates that an oil change is
necessary. A CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message comes on. See Engine
Oil Messages 0 170. Change the oil as
soon as possible within the next
1 000 km (600 mi). It is possible that,
if driving under the best conditions,
the oil life system might indicate that
an oil change is not necessary for up
to a year. The engine oil and filter
must be changed at least once a year
and at this time the system must be
reset. Your dealer has trained service
people who will perform this work and
reset the system. It is also important
to check the oil regularly over the
course of an oil drain interval and
keep it at the proper level.
If the system is ever reset accidentally,
the oil must be changed at 5 000 km
(3,000 mi) since the last oil change.
Remember to reset the oil life system
whenever the oil is changed.
How to Reset the Engine Oil Life
System
Reset the system whenever the engine
oil is changed so that the system can
calculate the next engine oil change.
To reset the system:
1. Using the DIC buttons, display
REMAINING OIL LIFE on the
DIC. See Driver Information Center
(DIC) 0 160 and Engine Oil
Messages 0 170.
2. Press and hold SEL to clear the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message and reset the oil life
at 100%.
Be careful not to reset the oil life
display accidentally at any time
other than after the oil is
changed. It cannot be reset
accurately until the next oil
change.
The oil life system can also be reset as
follows:
1. Turn the ignition on with the
engine off.
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2. Fully press and release the
accelerator pedal three times
within five seconds.
If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message is not on, the
system is reset.
The system is reset when the
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON message
is off.
If the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
message comes back on when the
vehicle is started, the engine oil life
system has not been reset. Repeat the
procedure.
Automatic Transmission
Fluid
How to Check Automatic
Transmission Fluid
It is not necessary to check the
transmission fluid level.
A transmission fluid leak is the only
reason for fluid loss. If a leak occurs,
take the vehicle to your dealer and
have it repaired as soon as possible.
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The vehicle is not equipped with a
transmission fluid level dipstick.
There is a special procedure for
checking and changing the
transmission fluid. Because this
procedure is difficult, this should be
done at the dealer. Contact your dealer
for additional information.
Change the fluid and filter at the
intervals listed in Maintenance
Schedule 0 395, and be sure to use the
fluid listed in Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 404.
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
The engine air cleaner/filter is in the
engine compartment. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 309.
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.
To inspect or replace the engine air
cleaner/filter:
2.0L L4 Gasoline Only Engine Shown,
2.0L L4 Hybrid Engine Similar
1. Remove the five screws on top of
the engine air cleaner/filter cover.
When to Inspect the Engine Air
Cleaner/Filter
2. Lift the engine air cleaner/filter
cover open on the hinge.
For intervals on changing and
inspecting the engine air cleaner/filter,
see Maintenance Schedule 0 395.
3. Lift and remove the engine air
cleaner/filter.
4. Inspect or replace the engine air
cleaner/filter.
5. Reverse Steps 1–3 to reinstall the
engine air cleaner/filter cover.
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6. Reverse Steps 1–4 to reinstall the
engine air cleaner/filter cover
and diagonal brace.
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3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
1. Remove the 10 screws on top of
the engine air cleaner/filter cover
to gain access to both air
cleaner/filters.
3.6L V6 Engine
1. Screws (6)
2. Bolts (3)
3. Diagonal Brace
2. Lift the engine air cleaner/filter
cover open on the hinge.
1. Remove the three bolts (2) and
the diagonal brace (3).
3. Lift and remove one or both
engine air cleaner/filters.
2. Remove the six screws (1) on top
of the engine air cleaner/filter
cover.
4. Inspect or replace one or both
engine air cleaner/filters.
5. Reverse Steps 1–3 to reinstall the
engine air cleaner/filter cover.
3. Lift the engine air cleaner/filter
cover open on the hinge.
4. Lift and remove the engine air
cleaner/filter.
5. Inspect or replace the engine air
cleaner/filter.
Operating the engine with the air
cleaner/filter off can cause you or
others to be burned. The air cleaner
not only cleans the air; it helps to
stop flames if the engine backfires.
Use caution when working on the
engine and do not drive with the air
cleaner/filter off.
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.
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Cooling System (Engine)
The cooling system allows the engine
to maintain the correct working
temperature.
2.0L L4 Hybrid Engine
2.0L L4 Gasoline Only Engine
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
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{ Warning
Heater and radiator hoses, and
other engine parts, can be very hot.
Do not touch them. If you do, you
can be burned.
3.6L V6 Engine
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank
and Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
{ Warning
An electric engine cooling fan
under the hood can start up even
when the engine is not running and
can cause injury. Keep hands,
clothing, and tools away from any
underhood electric fan.
Do not run the engine if there is a
leak. If you run the engine, it could
lose all coolant. That could cause
an engine fire, and you could be
burned. Get any leak fixed before
you drive the vehicle.
Caution
Using coolant other than
DEX-COOL® can cause premature
engine, heater core, or radiator
corrosion. In addition, the engine
coolant could require changing
sooner. Any repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Always use DEX-COOL (silicate-free)
coolant in the vehicle.
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Cooling System (Power
Electronics and Charger
Modules - Hybrid Only)
The power electronics and charger
modules are cooled using the same
coolant loop.
These modules are kept below a
maximum temperature. If the
temperature rises above this
temperature, the electric cooling fans
will turn on to cool the coolant.
What to Use
The coolant reservoir for these
modules is filled with a 50/50 mixture
of DEX-COOL engine coolant and
deionized water. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants 0 404. If using
this mixture, nothing else needs to be
added.
The coolant needs to be replaced at
the appropriate interval. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 395.
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Checking Coolant
The vehicle must be on a level surface
when checking the coolant level.
The reservoir is in the engine
compartment. See Engine Compartment
Overview 0 309.
How to Add Coolant to the
Coolant Reservoir
If no problem is found, add the proper
DEX-COOL coolant mixture at the
coolant reservoir.
Engine Coolant
The cooling system in the vehicle is
filled with DEX-COOL® engine coolant.
This coolant needs to be checked and
replaced at appropriate intervals. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 395.
The coolant reservoir pressure cap can
be removed when the cooling system,
including the pressure cap, is no
longer hot.
1. Turn the pressure cap
counterclockwise and remove it.
Check to see if coolant is visible in the
reservoir. If coolant is visible but the
coolant level is below the cold fill line,
there could be a leak in the cooling
system.
coolant still is not at the proper level
when the system cools down again,
see your dealer.
2. Fill the coolant reservoir with the
proper mixture to the cold fill
line on the side of the reservoir.
3. Reinstall the pressure cap tightly.
Check the level in the coolant
reservoir when the cooling system has
cooled down. If the coolant is not at
the proper level, repeat Steps 1 and 2,
then reinstall the pressure cap. If the
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 0 327.
What to Use
{ Warning
Adding only plain water or some
other liquid to the cooling system
can be dangerous. Plain water and
other liquids, can boil before the
proper coolant mixture will. The
coolant warning system is set for
the proper coolant mixture. With
plain water or the wrong mixture,
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Caution
the engine could get too hot but
you would not get the overheat
warning. The engine could catch
fire and you or others could be
burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of
clean, drinkable water and
DEX-COOL coolant.
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 0 404.
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, pouring it on
the ground, or into sewers, streams,
or bodies of water. Have the coolant
changed by an authorized service
center, familiar with legal
requirements regarding used coolant
disposal. This will help protect the
environment and your health.
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Checking Coolant
The vehicle must be on a level surface
when checking the coolant level.
2.0L L4 and 3.0L V6 Engine Coolant
Surge Tank
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How to Add Coolant to the
Coolant Surge Tank
Caution
This vehicle has a specific coolant
fill procedure. Failure to follow this
procedure could cause the engine to
overheat and be severely damaged.
3.6L V6 Engine Coolant Surge Tank
Check to see if coolant is visible in the
coolant surge tank. If the coolant
inside the coolant surge tank is
boiling, do not do anything else until
it cools down. See Engine
Overheating 0 327.
The coolant surge tank is in the
engine compartment on the passenger
side of the vehicle. See Engine
Compartment Overview 0 309.
If no problem is found, check to see if
coolant is visible in the coolant surge
tank. If coolant is visible but the
coolant level mark is not visible, add a
50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable
water and DEX-COOL coolant at the
coolant surge tank to the top rib on
the middle of the tank, but be sure the
cooling system, including the coolant
surge tank pressure cap, is cool before
this is done. See Engine
Overheating 0 327.
{ Warning
Steam and scalding liquids from a
hot cooling system can blow out
and burn you badly. Never turn the
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Warning (Continued)
cap when the cooling system,
including the surge tank pressure
cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling
system and surge tank pressure cap
to cool.
{ Warning
Adding only plain water or some
other liquid to the cooling system
can be dangerous. Plain water and
other liquids, can boil before the
proper coolant mixture will. The
coolant warning system is set for
the proper coolant mixture. With
plain water or the wrong mixture,
the engine could get too hot but
you would not get the overheat
warning. The engine could catch
fire and you or others could be
burned. Use a 50/50 mixture of
clean, drinkable water and
DEX-COOL coolant.
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Caution
In cold weather, water can freeze
and crack the engine, radiator,
heater core, and other parts. Use
the recommended coolant and the
proper coolant mixture.
{
Warning
You can be burned if you spill
coolant on hot engine parts.
Coolant contains ethylene glycol
and it will burn if the engine parts
are hot enough. Do not spill coolant
on a hot engine.
1. Remove the coolant surge tank
pressure cap when the cooling
system, including the coolant
surge tank pressure cap and
upper radiator hose, is no
longer hot.
Turn the pressure cap slowly
counterclockwise about
one-quarter of a turn. If you hear
a hiss, wait for that to stop. This
will allow any pressure still left
to be vented out the
discharge hose.
2. Keep turning the pressure cap
slowly and remove it.
3. Fill the coolant surge tank with
the proper mixture to the
indicated level mark.
4. With the coolant surge tank
pressure cap off, start the engine
and let it run until you can feel
the upper radiator hose getting
hot. Watch out for the engine
cooling fan.
By this time, the coolant level
inside the coolant surge tank
may be lower. If the level is
lower, add more of the proper
mixture to the coolant surge
tank until the level reaches the
indicated level mark.
5. Replace the pressure cap tightly.
6. Verify coolant level after the
engine is shut off and the
coolant is cold. If necessary,
repeat coolant fill procedure
Steps 1–6.
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If the coolant still is not at the
proper level when the system
cools down again, see your
dealer.
Caution
If the pressure cap is not tightly
installed, coolant loss and possible
engine damage may occur. Be sure
the cap is properly and tightly
secured.
Engine Overheating
The vehicle has several indicators to
warn of the engine overheating.
There is an engine coolant
temperature gauge and an engine
coolant temperature warning light on
the instrument cluster. See Engine
Coolant Temperature Gauge 0 136 and
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning
Light 0 146. The vehicle may also
display a message on the Driver
Information Center (DIC). See Engine
Cooling System Messages 0 169.
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If the decision is made not to lift the
hood when this warning appears, get
service help right away. See Roadside
Service 0 416.
If the decision is made to lift the
hood, make sure the vehicle is parked
on a level surface. Then check to see if
the engine cooling fan is running.
If the engine is overheating, the fan
should be running. If it is not, do not
continue to run the engine. Have the
vehicle serviced.
Caution
Running the engine without coolant
may cause damage or a fire. Vehicle
damage would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty.
If Steam Is Coming from the
Engine Compartment
{ Warning
Steam from an overheated engine
can burn you badly, even if you just
open the hood. Stay away from the
engine if you see or hear steam
coming from it. Just turn it off and
get everyone away from the vehicle
until it cools down. Wait until there
is no sign of steam or coolant
before you open the hood.
If you keep driving when the engine
is overheated, the liquids in it can
catch fire. You or others could be
badly burned. Stop the engine if it
overheats, and get out of the
vehicle until the engine is cool.
If No Steam Is Coming from the
Engine Compartment
If an engine overheat warning is
displayed but no steam can be seen or
heard, the problem may not be too
serious. Sometimes the engine can get
a little too hot when the vehicle:
. Climbs a long hill on a hot day.
.
Stops after high-speed driving.
.
Idles for long periods in traffic.
If the overheat warning is displayed
with no sign of steam:
1. Turn the air conditioning off.
2. Turn the heater on to the highest
temperature and to the highest
fan speed. Open the windows as
necessary.
3. When it is safe to do so, pull off
the road, shift to P (Park) or
N (Neutral), and let the
engine idle.
If the engine coolant temperature
gauge is no longer in the overheated
area or the engine coolant
temperature warning light no longer
displays, the vehicle can be driven.
Continue to drive the vehicle slowly
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for about 10 minutes. Keep a safe
distance from the vehicle in front.
If the warning does not come back on,
continue to drive normally and have
the cooling system checked for proper
fill and function.
Adding Washer Fluid
Washer Fluid
What to Use
When windshield washer fluid is
needed, be sure to read the
manufacturer's instructions before
use. If operating the vehicle in an area
where the temperature may fall below
freezing, use a fluid that has sufficient
protection against freezing.
Caution (Continued)
to freeze and damage the
washer fluid tank and other
parts of the washer system.
If the warning continues, pull over,
stop, and park the vehicle right away.
If there is no sign of steam, idle the
engine for three minutes while parked.
If the warning is still displayed, turn
off the engine until it cools down.
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Open the cap with the washer symbol
on it. Add washer fluid until the tank
is full. See Engine Compartment
Overview 0 309 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
(Continued)
.
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 freezing
occurs, which could damage
the tank if it is
completely full.
Brakes
Disc brake pads have built-in wear
indicators that make a high-pitched
warning sound when the brake pads
are worn and new pads are needed.
The sound can come and go or can be
heard all the time when the vehicle is
moving, except when applying the
brake pedal firmly.
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{ 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.
Caution
Continuing to drive with worn-out
brake pads could result in costly
brake repair.
Some driving conditions or climates
can cause a brake squeal when the
brakes are first applied or lightly
applied. This does not mean
something is wrong with the brakes.
Properly torqued wheel nuts are
necessary to help prevent brake
pulsation. When tires are rotated,
inspect brake pads for wear and
evenly tighten wheel nuts in the
proper sequence to torque
specifications. See Capacities and
Specifications 0 409.
Brake Fluid
Brake pads should be replaced as
complete sets.
Brake Pedal Travel
See your dealer if the brake pedal does
not return to normal height, or if
there is a rapid increase in pedal
travel. This could be a sign that brake
service may be required.
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 if parts are improperly installed.
The brake master cylinder reservoir is
filled with GM approved DOT 3 (for
gasoline only vehicles) or DOT 4 (for
hybrid vehicles) brake fluid as
indicated on the reservoir cap. See
Engine Compartment Overview 0 309
for the location of the reservoir.
Checking Brake Fluid
With the vehicle in P (Park) on a level
surface, the brake fluid level should be
between the minimum and maximum
marks on the brake fluid reservoir.
There are only two reasons why the
brake fluid level in the reservoir may
go down:
. Normal brake lining wear. When
new linings are installed, the fluid
level goes back up.
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.
A fluid leak in the brake hydraulic
system. Have the brake hydraulic
system fixed. With a leak, the
brakes will not work well.
Always clean the brake fluid reservoir
cap and the area around the cap
before removing it.
Do not top off the brake fluid. Adding
fluid does not correct a leak. If fluid is
added when the linings are worn,
there will be too much fluid when
new brake linings are installed. Add or
remove fluid, as necessary, only when
work is done on the brake hydraulic
system.
{ Warning
If too much brake fluid is added, it
can spill on the engine and burn,
if the engine is hot enough. You or
others could be burned, and the
vehicle could be damaged. Add
brake fluid only when work is done
on the brake hydraulic system.
When the brake fluid falls to a low
level, the brake warning light comes
on. See Brake System Warning
Light 0 143.
Brake fluid absorbs water over time
which degrades the effectiveness of
the brake fluid. Replace brake fluid at
the specified intervals to prevent
increased stopping distance. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 395.
What to Add
Use only GM approved DOT 3 (for
gasoline only vehicles) or DOT 4 (for
hybrid vehicles) brake fluid from a
clean, sealed container. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 404.
{ Warning
The wrong or contaminated brake
fluid could result in damage to the
brake system. This could result in
the loss of braking leading to a
possible injury. Always use the
proper GM approved brake fluid.
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Caution
If brake fluid is spilled on the
vehicle's painted surfaces, the paint
finish can be damaged. Immediately
wash off any painted surface.
Battery - North America
The original equipment battery is
maintenance free. Do not remove the
cap and do not add fluid.
Refer to the replacement number
shown on the original battery label
when a new 12-volt battery is needed.
The battery is in the trunk under the
spare tire. The vehicle has an
Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) 12-volt
battery. Installation of a standard
12-volt battery will result in reduced
12-volt battery life.
When using a 12-volt battery charger
on the 12-volt AGM battery, some
chargers have an AGM battery setting
on the charger. If available, use the
AGM setting on the charger, to limit
charge voltage to 14.8 volts.
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Stop/Start System
Hybrid Vehicle
The vehicle has a Stop/Start system to
shut off the engine to help conserve
fuel. See Starting the Engine (Gasoline
Only) 0 227 or Starting the Engine
(Hybrid Only) 0 229.
The hybrid vehicle 12-volt battery is
in the trunk. Hybrid vehicles also have
a high voltage battery. Only a trained
service technician with the proper
knowledge and tools should inspect,
test, or replace the high voltage
battery. See your dealer if either the
12-volt or the high voltage battery
needs service. The dealer has
information on how to recycle the
high voltage battery.
{ 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 0 306.
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 0 379 for tips on working
around a battery without
getting hurt.
Infrequent Usage: Remove the 12-volt
battery black, negative (−) cable from
the battery to keep the battery from
running down.
Extended Storage: Remove the 12-volt
battery black, negative (−) cable from
the battery or use a battery trickle
charger.
Remember to reconnect the battery
when ready to drive the vehicle.
All-Wheel Drive
If the vehicle is equipped with
All-Wheel Drive (AWD), this is an
additional system that needs
lubrication.
Transfer Case
When to Check Lubricant
It is not necessary to regularly check
the transfer case fluid unless a leak is
suspected or an unusual noise is
heard. A fluid loss could indicate a
problem. Have it inspected and
repaired.
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How to Check Lubricant
What to Use
To determine what kind of lubricant
to use, see Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 404.
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. Fill Plug
2. Drain Plug
To get an accurate reading, the vehicle
should be on a level surface.
If the level is below the bottom of the
fill plug hole on the transfer case,
some lubricant will need to be added.
Add enough lubricant to raise the
level to the bottom of the fill plug
hole. Use care not to overtighten the
fill plug.
1. Before starting this check, be
sure there is enough room
around the vehicle.
2. Firmly apply both the parking
brake and the regular brake. Do
not use the accelerator pedal,
and be ready to turn off the
engine immediately if it starts.
3. Try to start the engine in each
gear. The vehicle should start
only in P (Park) or N (Neutral).
If the vehicle starts in any other
position, contact your dealer for
service.
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Automatic Transmission
Shift Lock Control Function
Check
{ Warning
When you are doing this inspection,
the vehicle could move suddenly.
If the vehicle moves, you or others
could be injured.
1. Before starting this check, be
sure there is enough room
around the vehicle. It should be
parked on a level surface.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
See Electric Parking Brake 0 243.
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.
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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
pressure from the regular brake
pedal. Do this until the vehicle is
held by the parking brake only.
.
To check the P (Park) mechanism's
holding ability: With the engine
running, shift to P (Park). Then
release the parking brake followed
by the regular brake.
Contact your dealer if service is
required.
Wiper Blade Replacement
Windshield wiper blades should be
inspected for wear or cracking.
For the proper type and size, see
Maintenance Replacement Parts 0 405.
To replace the wiper blade assembly:
1. Pull the windshield wiper
assembly away from the
windshield.
2. Lift up on the latch in the middle
of the wiper blade where the
wiper arm attaches.
3. With the latch open, pull the
wiper blade down toward the
windshield far enough to release
it from the J-hooked end of the
wiper arm.
4. Remove the wiper blade.
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Caution
Allowing the wiper arm to touch
the windshield when no wiper blade
is installed could damage the
windshield. Any damage that occurs
would not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Do not allow the wiper
arm to touch the windshield.
5. Reverse Steps 1–3 for wiper
blade replacement.
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Windshield Replacement
Headlamp Aiming
HUD System
Headlamp aim has been preset and
should need no further adjustment.
The windshield is part of the HUD
system. If the windshield must be
replaced, get one that is designed for
HUD or the HUD image may look out
of focus.
Driver Assistance Systems
When a windshield replacement is
needed and the vehicle is equipped
with a front-looking camera sensor for
the Driver Assistance Systems, the
windshield must be installed
according to GM specifications for
these systems to work properly. If it is
not, there may be unexpected
behavior and/or messages from these
systems. See Object Detection System
Messages 0 172.
If the vehicle is damaged in a crash,
the headlamp aim may be affected.
If adjustment to the headlamps is
necessary, see your dealer.
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License Plate Lamp
For the proper type of replacement
bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs 0 336.
4. Install the new lamp assembly
on the LED connector. Push in
the retaining tab to lock the new
lamp assembly in place.
For any bulb-changing procedure not
listed in this section, contact your
dealer.
5. Push the lamp assembly back
into position until the release tab
locks into place.
Bulb Replacement
LED Lighting
Replacement Bulbs
This vehicle has several LED lamps.
For replacement of any LED lighting
assembly not listed here, contact your
dealer.
Lamp Assembly
To replace one of these lamps:
1. Push the lamp assembly toward
the center of the vehicle.
2. Pull the lamp assembly down to
expose the LED connector.
3. Pull the retaining tab on the LED
connector up to release the lamp
assembly. Remove the lamp
assembly.
Exterior Lamp
Bulb Number
License Plate Lamp
13588150
For replacement bulbs not listed here,
contact your dealer.
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Electrical System
Electrical System Overload
The vehicle has fuses and circuit
breakers to protect against an
electrical system overload.
When the current electrical load is too
heavy, the circuit breaker opens and
closes, protecting the circuit until the
current load returns to normal or the
problem is fixed. This greatly reduces
the chance of circuit overload and fire
caused by electrical problems.
Fuses and circuit breakers protect
power devices in the vehicle.
Replace a bad fuse with a new one of
the identical size and rating.
If there is a problem on the road and
a fuse needs to be replaced, the
same amperage fuse can be borrowed.
Choose some feature of the vehicle
that is not needed to use and replace
it as soon as possible.
Headlamp Wiring
An electrical overload may cause the
lamps to go on and off, or in some
cases to remain off. Have the
headlamp wiring checked right away if
the lamps go on and off or remain off.
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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.
Windshield Wipers
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
If the wiper motor overheats due to
heavy snow or ice, the windshield
wipers will stop. Wiper function is
available immediately after the wiper
switch is set to off, and back to on.
The wiring circuits in the vehicle are
protected from short circuits by a
combination of fuses and circuit
breakers. This greatly reduces the
chance of damage caused by electrical
problems.
To protect the wiper motor from
overheating, the wipers may slow
down when the windshield is dry for a
long period of time. If a period of dry
operation, or little moisture, exceeds
10 minutes, the wipers may switch to
intermittent operation, and remain
there. When moisture is again
detected on the windshield, wiper
operation will return to the operator
selected speed.
Although the circuit is protected from
electrical overload, overload due to
heavy snow or ice may cause wiper
To check a fuse, look at the
silver-colored band inside the fuse.
If the band is broken or melted,
replace the fuse. Be sure to replace a
bad fuse with a new one of the
identical size and rating.
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Fuses of the same amperage can be
temporarily borrowed from another
fuse location, if a fuse goes out.
Replace the fuse as soon as possible.
To identify and check fuses, circuit
breakers, and relays, see Engine
Compartment Fuse Block 0 338,
Instrument Panel Fuse Block 0 341, and
Rear Compartment Fuse Block 0 343.
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block
Caution
The underhood fuse block is on the
driver side of the engine
compartment.
Spilling liquid on any electrical
component on the vehicle may
damage it. Always keep the covers
on any electrical component.
Lift the fuse block cover to access the
fuses.
The vehicle may not be equipped with
all of the fuses and relays shown.
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Fuses
Fuses
1
Usage
Traction power
inverter 2
Fuses
Usage
2
Power coolant pump
3
–
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Usage
4
Traction power
inverter 1
5
Transmission/
Ignition
6
–
7
Starter 2
8
Starter 1
9
Horn
10
–
11
Right LED
12
Left LED
13
Left and right
high-beam
headlamps
14
A/C control relay
15
Starter 2 relay
16
Starter 1 relay
17
Run/Crank relay
18
Right cornering LED
19
Low-beam headlamp
relay
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Fuses
Usage
Fuses
20
High-beam headlamp
relay
37
Coolant pump/
Ignition coils – odd
53
Headlamp control
relay
21
A/C clutch
38
–
–
Ignition coils – even/
Non walk 2
54
22
55
–
Coolant heater
control module
39
Non walk
56
Air pump
40
Instrument cluster
57
–
24
Coolant pump
41
–
58
25
Coolant pump relay
42
Instrument panel
electronic center
26
Hi fuel
Fuel pump power
module
59
–
27
Steering column lock
43
60
ABS pump
28
Rear heated seats
Instrument panel
body/Ignition
Aeroshutter
Front wiper
Front heated seats
44
61
29
–
Washer
Headlamp leveling
30
45
62
LED LGT battery
Front sensor
63
31
46
Electric brake booster
module
32
A/C control module
47
Left cornering LED
64
–
33
AIR solenoid
48
AIR solenoid relay
65
–
49
Air pump relay
66
50
Engine control
module relay
Transfer case control
module
67
Electric brake booster
51
Wiper speed relay
68
52
Wiper control relay
Rear seat
entertainment
display
23
34
–
35
Engine control
module
36
Engine control
module 2
Usage
Fuses
Usage
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Fuses
Usage
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RESS coolant pump
70
–
71
ABS valve
72
–
73
–
341
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block
The instrument panel fuse block is
behind the driver side instrument
panel storage compartment.
Apply pressure to the two retaining
tabs on the sides of the compartment,
until the two retaining tabs clear the
sides of the instrument panel. Allow
the compartment to move downward,
and out of the way.
The storage compartment has a press
to open latch. To access the fuses,
open the compartment by pressing
and releasing near the top center
square.
To reinstall the compartment, reverse
the steps.
The vehicle may not be equipped with
all of the fuses and relays shown.
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Fuses
Fuses
Fuses
Usage
Usage
F6
Column lock
F1
Power outlet
F7
Glove box door
F2
Visor
F8
F3
Front blower
Front heated seat
module
F4
Body control
module 8
F9
Sensing and
diagnostic module
F5
Power steering
column
F10
Body control
module 4
Usage
F11
Body control
module 3
F12
Data link connector
F13
–
F14
–
F15
Rear vision camera
F16
Display
F17
HVAC control
F18
OnStar
F19
–
F20
Lane departure
warning
F21
–
F22
INFO 2
F23
Central gateway
module
F24
INFO 1
F25
Video processing
module
F26
Steering wheel
controls
F27
USB charge port
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Usage
F28
Wireless charger
F29
–
F30
Speaker
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block
Fuse
Fuse
The rear compartment fuse block is
behind a cover on the passenger side
of the rear compartment.
The vehicle may not be equipped with
all of the fuses, relays, and features
shown.
Usage
F01
UCAP
F02
Trunk power outlet
F03
Driver window motor
F04
–
F05
Canister vent
F06
Right rear
memory seat
Usage
F07
Body control
module 7
F08
Driver seat
adjustment switch
F09
Passive entry/Passive
start
F10
Rear subwoofer amplifier
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Fuse
Usage
Fuse
Usage
Fuse
Usage
F11
Driver memory seat
module
F28
Amplifier
F43
–
F29
Sunroof
F44
Rear closure
F12
–
F30
Radio
–
Body control
module 2
F45
F13
F46
F14
Right rear seat
F15
Left front subwoofer
F16
Right front seat
External object
calculating/Side blind
zone alert/Radar
short range sensor
F17
Rear heated seat
F18
Regulated voltage
control battery
F19
Door mirror switch
F20
–
F21
Vehicle integration
control module
F22
F31
Body control
module 6
F32
Exterior heated
mirrors
F47
–
F33
Right window
F48
Right front seat
F34
Power trunk module
F49
F35
On-board charging
module
Memory bolster
module
F50
Body control
module 1
F51
Transmission control
module
F52
Parking assist
F53
Ventilated seats
Headliner
F36
Alarm siren module
F37
AC power
–
F38
Rear blower
F23
Rear closure
F39
F24
–
Fuel pump power
module
F25
Left front safety belt
F26
Rear defogger
F27
Right front
subwoofer
F40
–
F54
F41
Rear seat accessory
power outlet
F55
Front memory seat
module
F42
Left rear
memory seat
F56
Evaporative
emissions leak check
module
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Fuse
Usage
Fuse
Usage
Voltage current
temperature module
F72
–
F73
–
F58
–
F74
–
F59
Engine control
module battery
F75
–
F60
Right front
safety belt
F57
Relays
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Wheels and Tires
Tires
Usage
R1
Rear seat accessory
power outlet
F61
Parking lamps
F62
–
R2
Fuel pump
F63
–
R3
Run/Crank
F64
Engine control
module ignition
F65
Rear window
sunshade
F66
Rear vision camera
F67
Run/Crank/MISC
F68
Damping control
module
F69
Television tuner
module
F70
–
F71
–
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 0 221.
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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.
.
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)
Warning (Continued)
.
Replace any tires that have
been damaged by impacts
with potholes, curbs, etc.
.
Improperly repaired tires
can cause a crash. Only
the dealer or an authorized
tire service center should
repair, replace, dismount,
and mount the tires.
.
Do not spin the tires in
excess of 56 km/h
(35 mph) on slippery
surfaces such as snow,
mud, ice, etc. Excessive
spinning may cause the
tires to explode.
See Tire Pressure for High-Speed
Operation 0 354 for inflation
pressure adjustment for
high-speed driving.
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 0 346.
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
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on the vehicle if frequent driving on
ice or snow covered roads is expected.
See your dealer for details regarding
winter tire availability and proper tire
selection. Also, see Buying New
Tires 0 361.
With winter tires, there may be
decreased dry road traction, increased
road noise, and shorter tread life.
After changing to winter tires, be alert
for changes in vehicle handling and
braking.
If using winter tires:
. Use tires of the same brand and
tread type on all four wheel
positions.
. Use only radial ply tires of the
same size, load range, and speed
rating as the original equipment
tires.
Winter tires with the same speed
rating as the original equipment tires
may not be available for H, V, W, Y,
and ZR speed rated tires. If winter
tires with a lower speed rating are
chosen, never exceed the tire's
maximum speed capability.
Low-Profile Tires
If the vehicle has 245/45R19, 245/
40R20, 245/40ZR20, or 245/
40ZR20XL size tires, they are
classified as low-profile tires.
Caution
Low-profile tires are more
susceptible to damage from road
hazards or curb impact than
standard profile tires. Tire and/or
wheel assembly damage can occur
when coming into contact with
road hazards like potholes, or sharp
edged objects, or when sliding into
a curb. The warranty does not cover
this type of damage. Keep tires set
to the correct inflation pressure and
when possible, avoid contact with
curbs, potholes, and other road
hazards.
Summer Tires
This vehicle may come with high
performance summer tires. These tires
have a special tread and compound
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that are optimized for maximum dry
and wet road performance. This
special tread and compound will have
decreased performance in cold
climates, and on ice and snow. It is
recommended that winter tires be
installed on the vehicle if frequent
driving at temperatures below
approximately 5 °C (40 °F) or on ice or
snow covered roads is expected. See
Winter Tires 0 346.
Caution
High performance summer tires
have rubber compounds that lose
flexibility and may develop surface
cracks in the tread area at
temperatures below −7 °C (20 °F).
Always store high performance
summer tires indoors and at
temperatures above −7 °C (20 °F)
when not in use. If the tires have
been subjected to −7 °C (20 °F) or
less, let them warm up in a heated
space to at least 5 °C (40 °F) for
24 hours or more before being
installed or driving a vehicle on
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molded onto the sidewall. GM's
TPC specifications meet or exceed
all federal safety guidelines.
Caution (Continued)
which they are installed. Do not
apply heat or blow heated air
directly on the tires. Always inspect
tires before use. See Tire
Inspection 0 358.
(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.
Tire Sidewall Labeling
Useful information about a tire is
molded into its sidewall. The
examples show a typical passenger
vehicle tire and a compact spare
tire sidewall.
Passenger (P-Metric) Tire Example
(1) Tire Size : The tire size is a
combination of letters and
numbers used to define a
particular tire's width, height,
aspect ratio, construction type,
and service description. See the
“Tire Size” illustration later in this
section.
(2) TPC Spec (Tire Performance
Criteria Specification) : Original
equipment tires designed to GM's
specific tire performance criteria
have a TPC specification code
DOT Tire Date of Manufacture :
The last four digits of the TIN
indicate the tire manufactured
date. The first two digits represent
the week (01–52) and the last two
digits, the year. For example, the
third week of the year 2010 would
have a four-digit DOT date
of 0310.
(4) Tire Identification Number
(TIN) : The letters and numbers
following the DOT (Department of
Transportation) code are the Tire
Identification Number (TIN). The
TIN shows the manufacturer and
plant code, tire size, and date the
tire was manufactured. The TIN is
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(3) Tire Identification Number
(TIN) : The letters and numbers
following the DOT (Department of
Transportation) code are the Tire
Identification Number (TIN). The
TIN shows the manufacturer and
plant code, tire size, and date the
tire was manufactured. The TIN is
molded onto both sides of the tire,
although only one side may have
the date of manufacture.
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 0 362.
(7) Maximum Cold Inflation
Load Limit : Maximum load that
can be carried and the maximum
pressure needed to support
that load.
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(1) Tire Ply Material : The type
of cord and number of plies in the
sidewall and under the tread.
(2) Temporary Use Only : The
compact spare tire or temporary
use tire should not be driven at
speeds over 80 km/h (50 mph).
The compact spare tire is for
emergency use when a regular
road tire has lost air and gone flat.
If the vehicle has a compact spare
tire, see Compact Spare Tire 0 378
and If a Tire Goes Flat 0 365.
(4) Maximum Cold Inflation
Load Limit : Maximum load that
can be carried and the maximum
pressure needed to support
that load.
(5) Tire Inflation : The temporary
use tire or compact spare tire
should be inflated to 420 kPa
(60 psi). For more information on
tire pressure and inflation see Tire
Pressure 0 353.
(6) Tire Size : A combination of
letters and numbers define a tire's
width, height, aspect ratio,
construction type, and service
description. The letter T as the
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first character in the tire size
means the tire is for temporary
use only.
(7) TPC Spec (Tire Performance
Criteria Specification) : Original
equipment tires designed to GM's
specific tire performance criteria
have a TPC specification code
molded onto the sidewall. GM's
TPC specifications meet or exceed
all federal safety guidelines.
Tire Designations
Tire Size
The following is an example of a
typical passenger vehicle tire size.
(1) Passenger (P-Metric) Tire :
The United States version of a
metric tire sizing system. The
letter P as the first character in
the tire size means a passenger
vehicle tire engineered to
standards set by the U.S. Tire and
Rim Association.
(2) Tire Width : The three-digit
number indicates the tire section
width in millimeters from sidewall
to sidewall.
(3) Aspect Ratio : A two-digit
number that indicates the tire
height-to-width measurements.
For example, if the tire size aspect
ratio is 60, as shown in item 3 of
the illustration, it would mean
that the tire's sidewall is
60 percent as high as it is wide.
(4) Construction Code : A letter
code is used to indicate the type
of ply construction in the tire. The
letter R means radial ply
construction; the letter D means
diagonal or bias ply construction;
and the letter B means belted-bias
ply construction.
(5) Rim Diameter : Diameter of
the wheel in inches.
(6) Service Description : These
characters represent the load
index and speed rating of the tire.
The load index represents the load
carrying capacity a tire is certified
to carry. The speed rating is the
maximum speed a tire is certified
to carry a load.
Tire Terminology and
Definitions
Air Pressure : The amount of air
inside the tire pressing outward
on each square inch of the tire.
Air pressure is expressed in kPa
(kilopascal) or psi (pounds per
square inch).
Accessory Weight : The combined
weight of optional accessories.
Some examples of optional
accessories are automatic
transmission, power windows,
power seats, and air conditioning.
Aspect Ratio : The relationship of
a tire's height to its width.
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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 0 353.
Curb Weight : The weight of a
motor vehicle with standard and
optional equipment including the
maximum capacity of fuel, oil, and
coolant, but without passengers
and cargo.
DOT Markings : A code molded
into the sidewall of a tire
signifying that the tire is in
compliance with the U.S.
Department of Transportation
(DOT) Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards. The DOT code includes
the Tire Identification Number
(TIN), an alphanumeric designator
which can also identify the tire
manufacturer, production plant,
brand, and date of production.
GVWR : Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 221.
GAWR FRT : Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the front axle. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 221.
GAWR RR : Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the rear axle. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 221.
Intended Outboard Sidewall :
The side of an asymmetrical tire
that must always face outward
when mounted on a vehicle.
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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.
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Normal Occupant Weight : The
number of occupants a vehicle is
designed to seat multiplied by
68 kg (150 lb). See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 221.
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.
pressure as shown on the tire
placard. See Tire Pressure 0 353
and Vehicle Load Limits 0 221.
a tire when only 1.6 mm (1/16 in)
of tread remains. See When It Is
Time for New Tires 0 360.
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.
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 0 362.
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.
Passenger (P-Metric) Tire : A tire
used on passenger cars and some
light duty trucks and
multipurpose vehicles.
Tread : The portion of a tire that
comes into contact with the road.
Recommended Inflation
Pressure : Vehicle manufacturer's
recommended tire inflation
Treadwear Indicators : Narrow
bands, sometimes called wear
bars, that show across the tread of
Vehicle Capacity Weight : The
number of designated seating
positions multiplied by
68 kg (150 lb) plus the rated cargo
load. See Vehicle Load Limits 0 221.
Vehicle Maximum Load on the
Tire : Load on an individual tire
due to curb weight, accessory
weight, occupant weight, and
cargo weight.
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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 0 221.
Caution (Continued)
.
Poor handling.
.
Reduced fuel economy.
Overinflated tires, or tires that
have too much air, can result in:
.
Unusual wear.
Tire Pressure
.
Poor handling.
Tires need the correct amount of
air pressure to operate effectively.
.
Rough ride.
.
Needless damage from
road hazards.
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.
.
Premature or
irregular wear.
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The Tire and Loading Information
label on the vehicle indicates the
original equipment tires and the
correct cold tire inflation
pressures. The recommended
pressure is the minimum air
pressure needed to support the
vehicle's maximum load carrying
capacity. See Vehicle Load
Limits 0 221.
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How the vehicle is loaded affects
vehicle handling and ride comfort.
Never load the vehicle with more
weight than it was designed to
carry.
When to Check
Check the tires once a month or
more. Do not forget the compact
spare, if the vehicle has one. The
cold compact spare tire pressure
should be at 420 kPa (60 psi). See
Compact Spare Tire 0 378.
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
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cold tire inflation pressure
matches the recommended
pressure on the Tire and Loading
Information label, no further
adjustment is necessary. If the
inflation pressure is low, add air
until the recommended pressure is
reached. If the inflation pressure
is high, press on the metal stem in
the center of the tire valve to
release air.
Recheck the tire pressure with the
tire gauge.
Put the valve caps back on the
valve stems to keep out dirt and
moisture and prevent leaks. Use
only valve caps designed for the
vehicle by GM. TPMS sensors
could be damaged and would not
be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
Tire Pressure for
High-Speed Operation
{ Warning
Driving at high speeds, 160 km/h
(100 mph) or higher, puts additional
strain on tires. Sustained
high-speed driving causes excessive
heat buildup and can cause sudden
tire failure. This could cause a
crash, and you or others could be
killed. Some high-speed rated tires
require inflation pressure
adjustment for high-speed
operation. When speed limits and
road conditions allow the vehicle to
be driven at high speeds, make sure
the tires are rated for high-speed
operation, are in excellent
condition, and are set to the correct
cold tire inflation pressure for the
vehicle load.
Gasoline only models with 235/
50R18 97V or 245/45R19 98V size
tires require inflation pressure
adjustment when driving the vehicle
at speeds of 160 km/h (100 mph) or
higher. Set the cold inflation pressure
for all four tires to 270 kPa (39 psi).
Gasoline only models with 245/
40R20 95W size tires require inflation
pressure adjustment when driving the
vehicle at speeds of
160 km/h (100 mph) or higher. Set the
cold inflation pressure to
290 kPa (42 psi).
Gasoline only models with 245/
40ZR20 95Y or 245/40ZR20XL (99Y)
size tires require inflation pressure
adjustment when driving the vehicle
at speeds of 160 km/h (100 mph) or
higher. Set the cold inflation pressure
for the front tires to 240 kPa (35 psi)
and the rear tires to 260 kPa (38 psi).
Hybrid models with 235/50R18 97V
and 265/45R18 101V size tires require
inflation pressure adjustment when
driving the vehicle at speeds of
160 km/h (100 mph) or higher. Set the
cold inflation pressure to 290
kPa (42 psi).
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Return the tires to the recommended
cold tire inflation pressure when
high-speed driving has ended. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 221 and Tire
Pressure 0 353.
Tire Pressure Monitor
System
The Tire Pressure Monitor System
(TPMS) uses radio and sensor
technology to check tire pressure
levels. The TPMS sensors monitor the
air pressure in your tires and transmit
tire pressure readings to a receiver
located in the vehicle.
Each tire, including the spare (if
provided), should be checked monthly
when cold and inflated to the
inflation pressure recommended by
the vehicle manufacturer on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation
pressure label. (If your vehicle has
tires of a different size than the size
indicated on the vehicle placard or tire
inflation pressure label, you should
determine the proper tire inflation
pressure for those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your
vehicle has been equipped with a tire
pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
that illuminates a low tire pressure
telltale when one or more of your tires
is significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire
pressure telltale illuminates, you
should stop and check your tires as
soon as possible, and inflate them to
the proper pressure. Driving on a
significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to
tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread
life, and may affect the vehicle's
handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a
substitute for proper tire maintenance,
and it is the driver's responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if
under-inflation has not reached the
level to trigger illumination of the
TPMS low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped
with a TPMS malfunction indicator to
indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS
malfunction indicator is combined
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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 0 356.
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 422.
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Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation
This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS). The TPMS is
designed to warn the driver when a
low tire pressure condition exists.
TPMS sensors are mounted onto each
tire and wheel assembly, excluding the
spare tire and wheel assembly. The
TPMS sensors monitor the air
pressure in the tires and transmits the
tire pressure readings to a receiver
located in the vehicle.
When a low tire pressure condition is
detected, the TPMS illuminates the
low tire pressure warning light on the
instrument cluster. If the warning
light comes on, stop as soon as
possible and inflate the tires to the
recommended pressure shown on the
Tire and Loading Information label.
See Vehicle Load Limits 0 221.
A message to check the pressure in a
specific tire displays in the Driver
Information Center (DIC). The low tire
pressure warning light and the DIC
warning message come on at each
ignition cycle until the tires are
inflated to the correct inflation
pressure. Using the DIC, tire pressure
levels can be viewed. For additional
information and details about the DIC
operation and displays see Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 160.
The low tire pressure warning light
may come on in cool weather when
the vehicle is first started, and then
turn off as the vehicle is driven. This
could be an early indicator that the air
pressure is getting low and needs to
be inflated to the proper pressure.
A Tire and Loading Information label,
attached to your vehicle, shows the
size of the original equipment tires
and the correct inflation pressure for
the tires when they are cold. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 221, for an
example of the Tire and Loading
Information label and its location.
Also see Tire Pressure 0 353.
The TPMS can warn about a low tire
pressure condition but it does not
replace normal tire maintenance. See
Tire Inspection 0 358, Tire Rotation
0 359 and Tires 0 345.
Caution
Tire sealant materials are not all
the same. A non-approved tire
sealant could damage the TPMS
sensors. TPMS sensor damage
caused by using an incorrect tire
sealant is not covered by the
vehicle warranty. Always use only
the GM approved tire sealant
available through your dealer or
included in the vehicle.
Factory-installed Tire Inflator Kits use
a GM approved liquid tire sealant.
Using non-approved tire sealants
could damage the TPMS sensors. See
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit 0 367
for information regarding the inflator
kit materials and instructions.
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TPMS Malfunction Light and
Message
The TPMS will not function properly if
one or more of the TPMS sensors are
missing or inoperable. When the
system detects a malfunction, the low
tire warning light flashes for about
one minute and then stays on for the
remainder of the ignition cycle. A DIC
warning message also displays. The
malfunction light and DIC warning
message come on at each ignition
cycle until the problem is corrected.
Some of the conditions that can cause
these to come on are:
. One of the road tires has been
replaced with the spare tire. The
spare tire does not have a TPMS
sensor. The malfunction light and
DIC message should go off after
the road tire is replaced and the
sensor matching process is
performed successfully. See “TPMS
Sensor Matching Process” later in
this section.
. The TPMS sensor matching
process was not done or not
completed successfully after
rotating the tires. The malfunction
light and the DIC message should
go off after successfully
completing the sensor matching
process. See "TPMS Sensor
Matching Process" later in this
section.
.
One or more TPMS sensors are
missing or damaged. The
malfunction light and the DIC
message should go off when the
TPMS sensors are installed and
the sensor matching process is
performed successfully. See your
dealer for service.
.
Replacement tires or wheels do
not match the original equipment
tires or wheels. Tires and wheels
other than those recommended
could prevent the TPMS from
functioning properly. See Buying
New Tires 0 361.
.
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
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service if the TPMS malfunction light
and DIC message comes on and
stays on.
TPMS Sensor Matching Process
Each TPMS sensor has a unique
identification code. The identification
code needs to be matched to a new
tire/wheel position after rotating the
vehicle’s tires or replacing one or more
of the TPMS sensors. The TPMS
sensor matching process should also
be performed after replacing a spare
tire with a road tire containing the
TPMS sensor. The malfunction light
and the DIC message should go off at
the next ignition cycle. The sensors
are matched to the tire/wheel
positions, using a TPMS relearn tool,
in the following order: driver side
front tire, passenger side front tire,
passenger side rear tire, and driver
side rear. See your dealer for service or
to purchase a relearn tool. 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).
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There are two minutes to match the
first tire/wheel position, and
five minutes overall to match all four
tire/wheel positions. If it takes longer,
the matching process stops and must
be restarted.
The TPMS sensor matching process is:
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Place the vehicle power mode in
ON/RUN/START. See Ignition
Positions 0 225.
3. Make sure the Tire Pressure info
display option is turned on. The
info displays on the DIC can be
turned on and off through the
Settings menu. See Driver
Information Center (DIC) 0 160.
4. Use the five-way DIC control on
the right side of the steering
wheel to scroll to the Tire
Pressure screen under the DIC
info page. See Driver Information
Center (DIC) 0 160.
5. Press and hold SEL in the center
of the five-way DIC control.
The horn sounds twice to signal
the receiver is in relearn mode
and the TIRE LEARNING ACTIVE
message displays on the DIC
screen.
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 Step 7.
9. Proceed to the passenger side
rear tire, and repeat Step 7.
10. Proceed to the driver side rear
tire, and repeat Step 7. The horn
sounds two times to indicate the
sensor identification code has
been matched to the driver side
rear tire, and the TPMS sensor
matching process is no longer
active. The TIRE LEARNING
ACTIVE message on the DIC
display screen goes off.
11. Shut the ignition 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.
.
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.
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.
The tire has a bump, bulge,
or split.
.
The tire has a puncture, cut,
or other damage that cannot
be repaired well because of the
size or location of the damage.
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Tire Rotation
Tires should be rotated every
12 000 km/7,500 mi. See
Maintenance Schedule 0 395.
Tires are rotated to achieve a
uniform wear for all tires. The first
rotation is the most important.
Anytime unusual wear is noticed,
rotate the tires as soon as
possible, check for proper tire
inflation pressure, and check for
damaged tires or wheels. If the
unusual wear continues after the
rotation, check the wheel
alignment. See When It Is Time for
New Tires 0 360 and Wheel
Replacement 0 364.
Use this rotation pattern if the
vehicle has different size tires on
the front and rear.
Different tire sizes should not be
rotated front to rear.
Use this rotation pattern when
rotating tires of the same size
installed on all four wheel
positions.
If the vehicle has a compact spare
tire, do not include it in the tire
rotation.
Adjust the front and rear tires to
the recommended inflation
pressure on the Tire and Loading
Information label after the tires
have been rotated. See Tire
Pressure 0 353 and Vehicle Load
Limits 0 221.
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Reset the Tire Pressure Monitor
System. See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 356.
on the flat wheel mounting
surface or on the wheel nuts or
bolts.
Check that all wheel nuts are
properly tightened. See “Wheel
Nut Torque” under Capacities and
Specifications 0 409.
When It Is Time for New
Tires
{ Warning
Factors such as maintenance,
temperatures, driving speeds, vehicle
loading, and road conditions affect the
wear rate of the tires.
Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the
parts to which it is fastened, can
make wheel nuts become loose
after time. The wheel could come
off and cause an accident. When
changing a wheel, remove any rust
or dirt from places where the wheel
attaches to the vehicle. In an
emergency, a cloth or a paper towel
can be used; however, use a scraper
or wire brush later to remove all
rust or dirt.
Lightly coat the center of the
wheel hub with wheel bearing
grease after a wheel change or tire
rotation to prevent corrosion or
rust build-up. Do not get grease
less of tread remaining. See Tire
Inspection 0 359 and Tire
Rotation 0 359.
The rubber in tires ages over time.
This also applies to the spare tire,
if the vehicle has one, even if it is
never used. Multiple factors including
temperatures, loading conditions, and
inflation pressure maintenance affect
how fast aging takes place. GM
recommends that tires, including the
spare if equipped, be replaced after six
years, regardless of tread wear. The
tire manufacture date is the last four
digits of the DOT Tire Identification
Number (TIN) which is molded into
one side of the tire sidewall. The first
two digits represent the week (01–52)
and the last two digits, the year. For
example, the third week of the year
2010 would have a four-digit DOT
date of 0310.
Vehicle Storage
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
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
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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 0 348, for additional
information.
GM recommends replacing worn
tires in complete sets of four.
Uniform tread depth on all tires
will help to maintain the
performance of the vehicle.
Braking and handling performance
may be adversely affected if all the
tires are not replaced at the same
time. If proper rotation and
maintenance have been done, all
four tires should wear out at
about the same time. See Tire
Rotation 0 359 for information on
proper tire rotation. However, if it
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is necessary to replace only one
axle set of worn tires, place the
new tires on the rear axle.
Winter tires with the same speed
rating as the original equipment
tires may not be available for H, V,
W, and ZR speed rated tires. Never
exceed the winter tire's maximum
speed capability when using
winter tires with a lower speed
rating.
{ Warning
Tires could explode during
improper service. Attempting to
mount or dismount a tire could
cause injury or death. Only your
dealer or authorized tire service
center should mount or
dismount the tires.
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{ Warning
Mixing tires of different sizes (other
than those originally installed on
the vehicle), brands, or types may
cause loss of control of the vehicle,
resulting in a crash or other vehicle
damage. Use the correct size, brand,
and type of tire on all four wheels.
{ Warning
Using bias-ply tires on the
vehicle may cause the wheel rim
flanges to develop cracks after
many miles of driving. A tire
and/or wheel could fail suddenly
and cause a crash. Use only
radial-ply tires with the wheels
on the vehicle.
If the vehicle tires must be
replaced with a tire that does not
have a TPC Spec number, make
sure they are the same size, load
range, speed rating, and
construction (radial) as the
original tires.
Vehicles that have a tire pressure
monitoring system could give an
inaccurate low-pressure warning if
non-TPC Spec rated tires are
installed. See Tire Pressure Monitor
Operation 0 356.
The Tire and Loading Information
label indicates the original
equipment tires on the vehicle.
See Vehicle Load Limits 0 221.
Different Size Tires and
Wheels
If wheels or tires are installed that are
a different size than the original
equipment wheels and tires, vehicle
performance, including its braking,
ride and handling characteristics,
stability, and resistance to rollover
may be affected. If the vehicle has
electronic systems such as antilock
brakes, rollover airbags, roll bars,
traction control, electronic stability
control, or All-Wheel Drive, the
performance of these systems can also
be affected.
{ Warning
If different sized wheels are used,
there may not be an acceptable
level of performance and safety if
tires not recommended for those
wheels are selected. This increases
the chance of a crash and serious
injury. Only use GM specific wheel
and tire systems developed for the
vehicle, and have them properly
installed by a GM certified
technician.
See Buying New Tires 0 361 and
Accessories and Modifications 0 306.
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
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treadwear, traction, and
temperature performance. This
applies only to vehicles sold in the
United States. The grades are
molded on the sidewalls of most
passenger car tires. The Uniform
Tire Quality Grading (UTQG)
system does not apply to deep
tread, winter tires, compact spare
tires, tires with nominal rim
diameters of 10 to 12 inches
(25 to 30 cm), or to some
limited-production tires.
While the tires available on
General Motors passenger cars
and light trucks may vary with
respect to these grades, they must
also conform to federal safety
requirements and additional
General Motors Tire Performance
Criteria (TPC) standards.
Quality grades can be found where
applicable on the tire sidewall
between tread shoulder and
maximum section width. For
example:
Treadwear 200 Traction AA
Temperature A
All Passenger Car Tires Must
Conform to Federal Safety
Requirements In Addition To
These Grades.
Treadwear
The treadwear grade is a
comparative rating based on the
wear rate of the tire when tested
under controlled conditions on a
specified government test course.
For example, a tire graded
150 would wear one and one-half
(1½) times as well on the
government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative
performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of
their use, however, and may
depart significantly from the norm
due to variations in driving habits,
service practices and differences
in road characteristics and
climate.
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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
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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.
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 Alignment and Tire
Balance
Your dealer will know the kind of
wheel that is needed.
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
Wheel Replacement
Replace any wheel that is bent,
cracked, or badly rusted or corroded.
If wheel nuts keep coming loose, the
wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel nuts
should be replaced. If the wheel leaks
air, replace it. Some aluminum wheels
can be repaired. See your dealer if any
of these conditions exist.
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.
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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.
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Warning (Continued)
Caution (Continued)
manufacturer recommends it for
the vehicle's tire size combination
and road conditions. Follow that
manufacturer's instructions. To
avoid vehicle damage, drive slow
and readjust or remove the traction
device if it contacts the vehicle. Do
not spin the wheels. If traction
devices are used, install them on
the rear tires.
tightly as possible with the ends
securely fastened. Drive slowly and
follow the chain manufacturer's
instructions. If the chains contact
the vehicle, stop and retighten
them. If the contact continues, slow
down until it stops. Driving too fast
or spinning the wheels with chains
on will damage the vehicle.
Tire Chains
If a Tire Goes Flat
{ Warning
Caution
If the vehicle has 265/45R18 size
tires on the rear axle, do not use
tire chains. There is not enough
clearance. Tire chains used on a
vehicle without the proper amount
of clearance can cause damage to
the brakes, suspension, or other
vehicle parts. The area damaged by
the tire chains could cause loss of
control and a crash. Use another
type of traction device only if its
(Continued)
If the vehicle is equipped with a tire
size other than 265/45R18 on the
rear, use tire chains only where
legal and only when necessary. Use
low profile chains that add no more
than 10 mm thickness to the tire
tread and inner sidewall. Use chains
that are the proper size for the tires.
Install them on the tires of the rear
axle. Do not use chains on the tires
of the front axle. Tighten them as
(Continued)
It is unusual for a tire to blow out
while driving, especially if the tires are
maintained properly. See Tires 0 345.
If air goes out of a tire, it is much
more likely to leak out slowly. But if
there is ever 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.
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A rear blowout, particularly on a
curve, acts much like a skid and may
require the same correction as used in
a skid. Stop pressing the accelerator
pedal and steer to straighten the
vehicle. It may be very bumpy and
noisy. Gently brake to a stop, well off
the road, if possible.
{ Warning
Driving on a flat tire will cause
permanent damage to the tire.
Re-inflating a tire after it has been
driven on while severely
underinflated or flat may cause a
blowout and a serious crash. Never
attempt to re-inflate a tire that has
been driven on while severely
underinflated or flat. Have your
dealer or an authorized tire service
center repair or replace the flat tire
as soon as possible.
{ Warning
Warning (Continued)
Lifting a vehicle and getting under
it to do maintenance or repairs is
dangerous without the appropriate
safety equipment and training. If a
jack is provided with the vehicle, it
is designed only for changing a flat
tire. If it is used for anything else,
you or others could be badly injured
or killed if the vehicle slips off the
jack. If a jack is provided with the
vehicle, only use it for changing a
flat tire.
death. Find a level place to change
the tire. To help prevent the vehicle
from moving:
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 0 194.
{ Warning
Changing a tire can be dangerous.
The vehicle can slip off the jack and
roll over or fall causing injury or
(Continued)
1. Set the parking brake firmly.
2. Put an automatic
transmission in P (Park) or a
manual transmission in
1 (First) or R (Reverse).
3. Turn off the engine and do
not restart while the vehicle
is raised.
4. Do not allow passengers to
remain in the vehicle.
5. Place wheel blocks,
if equipped, on both sides of
the tire at the opposite corner
of the tire being changed.
This vehicle may come with a jack
and spare tire or a tire sealant and
compressor kit. To use the jacking
equipment to change a spare tire
safely, follow the instructions below.
Then see Tire Changing 0 373. To use
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the tire sealant and compressor kit,
see Tire Sealant and Compressor
Kit 0 367.
When the vehicle has a flat tire (2),
use the following example as a guide
to assist you in the placement of
wheel blocks (1), if equipped.
1. Wheel Block (If Equipped)
2. Flat Tire
The following information explains
how to repair or change a tire.
Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit
{ Warning
Idling a vehicle in an enclosed area
with poor ventilation is dangerous.
Engine exhaust may enter the
vehicle. Engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide (CO) which
cannot be seen or smelled. It can
cause unconsciousness and even
death. Never run the engine in an
enclosed area that has no fresh air
ventilation. For more information,
see Engine Exhaust 0 238.
{ Warning
Overinflating a tire could cause the
tire to rupture and you or others
could be injured. Be sure to read
and follow the tire sealant and
compressor kit instructions and
inflate the tire to its recommended
pressure. Do not exceed the
recommended pressure.
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{ Warning
Storing the tire sealant and
compressor kit 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 the tire sealant and
compressor kit in its original
location.
If this vehicle has a tire sealant and
compressor kit, there may not be a
spare tire or tire changing equipment,
and on some vehicles there may not
be a place to store a tire.
The tire sealant and compressor can
be used to temporarily seal punctures
up to 6 mm (0.25 in) in the tread area
of the tire. It can also be used to
inflate an underinflated tire.
If the tire has been separated from the
wheel, has damaged sidewalls, or has
a large puncture, the tire is too
severely damaged for the tire sealant
and compressor kit to be effective. See
Roadside Service 0 416.
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Using the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit to Temporarily
Seal and Inflate a
Punctured Tire
Read and follow all of the tire sealant
and compressor kit instructions.
The kit includes:
When using the tire sealant and
compressor kit during cold
temperatures, warm the kit in a
heated environment for five minutes.
This will help to inflate the tire faster.
9. Power Plug
10. Air Only Hose
Tire Sealant
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Sealant Canister Inlet Valve
Sealant/Air Hose
Base of Sealant Canister
Tire Sealant Canister
On/Off Button
Slot on Top of Compressor
Pressure Deflation Button
Pressure Gauge
Read and follow the safe handling
instructions on the label adhered to
the tire sealant canister (4).
Check the tire sealant expiration date
on the tire sealant canister. The tire
sealant canister (4) should be replaced
before its expiration date.
Replacement tire sealant canisters are
available at your local dealer.
There is only enough sealant to seal
one tire. After usage, the tire sealant
canister must be replaced.
If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire
and wheel damage by driving slowly
to a level place. Turn on the hazard
warning flashers. See Hazard Warning
Flashers 0 194.
See If a Tire Goes Flat 0 365 for other
important safety warnings.
Do not remove any objects that have
penetrated the tire.
1. Remove the tire sealant
canister (4) and compressor from
its storage location. See Storing
the Tire Sealant and Compressor
Kit 0 373.
2. Remove the air only hose (10)
and the power plug (9) from the
bottom of the compressor.
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3. Place the compressor on the
ground near the flat tire.
4. Attach the air only hose (10) to
the sealant canister inlet
valve (1) by turning it clockwise
until tight.
5. Slide the base of the tire sealant
canister (3) into the slot on the
top of the compressor (6) to hold
it upright.
Make sure the tire valve stem is
positioned close to the ground so
the hose will reach it.
6. Remove the valve stem cap from
the flat tire by turning it
counterclockwise.
7. Attach the sealant/air hose (2) to
the tire valve stem by turning it
clockwise until tight.
8. Plug the power plug (9) into the
accessory power outlet in the
vehicle. Unplug all items from
other accessory power outlets.
See Power Outlets 0 121.
If the vehicle has an accessory
power outlet, do not use the
cigarette lighter.
If the vehicle only has a cigarette
lighter, use the cigarette lighter.
Do not pinch the power plug
cord in the door or window.
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9. Start the vehicle. The vehicle
must be running while using the
air compressor.
10. Press the on/off button (5) to
turn the tire sealant and
compressor kit on.
The compressor will inject
sealant and air into the tire.
The pressure gauge (8) will
initially show a high pressure
while the compressor pushes the
sealant into the tire. Once the
sealant is completely dispersed
into the tire, the pressure will
quickly drop and start to rise
again as the tire inflates with
air only.
11. Inflate the tire to the
recommended inflation pressure
using the pressure gauge (8). The
recommended inflation pressure
can be found on the Tire and
Loading Information label. See
Tire Pressure 0 353.
The pressure gauge (8) may read
higher than the actual tire
pressure while the compressor is
on. Turn the compressor off to
get an accurate pressure reading.
The compressor may be turned
on/off until the correct pressure
is reached.
Caution
If the recommended pressure
cannot be reached after
approximately 25 minutes, the
vehicle should not be driven farther.
The tire is too severely damaged
and the tire sealant and compressor
kit cannot inflate the tire. Remove
the power plug from the accessory
power outlet and unscrew the
inflating hose from the tire valve.
See Roadside Service 0 416.
12. Press the on/off button (5) to
turn the tire sealant and
compressor kit off.
The tire is not sealed and will
continue to leak air until the
vehicle is driven and the sealant
is distributed in the tire.
Therefore, Steps 13–21 must be
done immediately after Step 12.
Be careful while handling the tire
sealant and compressor kit as it
could be warm after usage.
13. Unplug the power plug (9) from
the accessory power outlet in the
vehicle.
14. Turn the sealant/air hose (2)
counterclockwise to remove it
from the tire valve stem.
15. Replace the tire valve stem cap.
16. Remove the tire sealant
canister (4) from the slot on top
of the compressor (6).
17. Turn the air only hose (10)
counterclockwise to remove it
from the tire sealant canister
inlet valve (1).
18. Turn the sealant/air hose (2)
clockwise onto the sealant
canister inlet valve (1) to prevent
sealant leakage.
19. Return the air only hose (10) and
power plug (9) back to their
original storage location.
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20. If the flat tire was able to inflate
to the recommended inflation
pressure, remove the maximum
speed label from the sealant
canister and place it in a highly
visible location.
Do not exceed the speed on this
label until the damaged tire is
repaired or replaced.
21. Return the equipment to its
original storage location in the
vehicle.
22. Immediately drive the vehicle
8 km (5 mi) to distribute the
sealant in the tire.
23. Stop at a safe location and check
the tire pressure. Refer to
Steps 1–10 under “Using the Tire
Sealant and Compressor Kit
without Sealant to Inflate a Tire
(Not Punctured).”
If the tire pressure has fallen
more than 68 kPa (10 psi) below
the recommended inflation
pressure, stop driving the vehicle.
The tire is too severely damaged
and the tire sealant cannot seal
the tire. See Roadside
Service 0 416.
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161 km (100 mi) of driving to
have the tire repaired or
replaced.
Using the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit without Sealant
to Inflate a Tire (Not Punctured)
The kit includes:
If the tire pressure has not
dropped more than 68 kPa
(10 psi) from the recommended
inflation pressure, inflate the tire
to the recommended inflation
pressure.
24. Wipe off any sealant from the
wheel, tire, or vehicle.
25. Dispose of the used tire sealant
canister (4) at a local dealer or in
accordance with local state codes
and practices.
26. Replace it with a new canister
available from your dealer.
27. After temporarily sealing a tire
using the tire sealant and
compressor kit, take the vehicle
to an authorized dealer within
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Sealant Canister Inlet Valve
Sealant/Air Hose
Base of Sealant Canister
Tire Sealant Canister
On/Off Button
Slot on Top of Compressor
Pressure Deflation Button
Pressure Gauge
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3. Place the compressor on the
ground near the flat tire.
Make sure the tire valve stem is
positioned close to the ground so
the hose will reach it.
4. Remove the valve stem cap from
the flat tire by turning it
counterclockwise.
9. Power Plug
10. Air Only Hose
If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire
and wheel damage by driving slowly
to a level place. Turn on the hazard
warning flashers. See Hazard Warning
Flashers 0 194.
See If a Tire Goes Flat 0 365 for other
important safety warnings.
1. Remove the compressor from its
storage location. See Storing the
Tire Sealant and Compressor
Kit 0 373.
2. Remove the air only hose (10)
and the power plug (9) from the
bottom of the compressor.
5. Attach the air only hose (10) to
the tire valve stem by turning it
clockwise until tight.
6. Plug the power plug (9) into the
accessory power outlet in the
vehicle. Unplug all items from
other accessory power outlets.
See Power Outlets 0 121.
If the vehicle has an accessory
power outlet, do not use the
cigarette lighter.
If the vehicle only has a cigarette
lighter, use the cigarette lighter.
Do not pinch the power plug
cord in the door or window.
7. Start the vehicle. The vehicle
must be running while using the
air compressor.
8. Press the on/off button (5) to
turn the tire sealant and
compressor kit on.
The compressor will inflate the
tire with air only.
9. Inflate the tire to the
recommended inflation pressure
using the pressure gauge (8). The
recommended inflation pressure
can be found on the Tire and
Loading Information label. See
Tire Pressure 0 353.
The pressure gauge (8) may read
higher than the actual tire
pressure while the compressor is
on. Turn the compressor off to
get an accurate pressure reading.
The compressor may be turned
on/off until the correct pressure
is reached.
Caution
If the recommended pressure
cannot be reached after
approximately 25 minutes, the
vehicle should not be driven farther.
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Caution (Continued)
The tire is too severely damaged
and the tire sealant and compressor
kit cannot inflate the tire. Remove
the power plug from the accessory
power outlet and unscrew the
inflating hose from the tire valve.
See Roadside Service 0 416.
10. Press the on/off button (5) to
turn the tire sealant and
compressor kit off.
Be careful while handling the
compressor as it could be warm
after usage.
15. Return the equipment to its
original storage location in the
vehicle.
The tire sealant and compressor kit
has accessory adapters located in a
compartment on the bottom of its
housing that can be used to inflate air
mattresses, balls, etc.
Storing the Tire Sealant
and Compressor Kit
3. Remove the bag.
4. Remove the tire sealant and
compressor kit from the bag.
To store the tire sealant and
compressor kit, reverse the steps.
Tire Changing
Removing the Spare Tire and
Tools
To access the tire sealant and
compressor kit:
1. Open the trunk.
11. Unplug the power plug (9) from
the accessory power outlet in the
vehicle.
12. Turn the air only hose (10)
counterclockwise to remove it
from the tire valve stem.
13. Replace the tire valve stem cap.
14. Return the air only hose (10) and
power plug (9) back to their
original storage location.
2. Lift the cover.
373
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Jack
Retainer Nut
Tool Bag
Strap
Wrench
Tow Hook (If Equipped)
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To access the spare tire and tools:
1. Open the trunk.
2. Lift the spare tire cover and
attach the handle to the
trunk edge.
Removing the Flat Tire and
Installing the Spare Tire
1. Do a safety check before
proceeding. See If a Tire Goes
Flat 0 365.
2. Turn the wheel wrench
counterclockwise to loosen and
remove the wheel nut caps.
{ 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
3. Turn the retainer nut
counterclockwise and remove the
spare tire. Place the spare tire
next to the tire being changed.
4. Remove the jack and tools from
their container and place them
near the tire being changed.
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.
3. Turn the wheel wrench
counterclockwise to loosen all
the wheel nuts, but do not
remove them yet.
4. Place the jack near the flat tire.
5. Put the compact spare tire
near you.
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{ Warning
Lifting a vehicle and getting under
it to do maintenance or repairs is
dangerous without the appropriate
safety equipment and training. If a
jack is provided with the vehicle, it
is designed only for changing a flat
tire. If it is used for anything else,
you or others could be badly injured
or killed if the vehicle slips off the
jack. If a jack is provided with the
vehicle, only use it for changing a
flat tire.
6. Place the hex tube end of the
wrench over the hex head of
the jack.
7. Place the jack under the vehicle.
Caution
Make sure that the jack lift head is
in the correct position or you may
damage your vehicle. The repairs
would not be covered by your
warranty.
8. Position the jack lift head at the
jack location nearest the flat tire
within the depression of the jack
pads, as shown. The jack must
not be used in any other
position.
9. Raise the vehicle by turning the
jack handle clockwise. Raise the
vehicle far enough off the ground
so there is enough room for the
road tire to clear the ground.
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{ Warning
can be used; however, use a scraper
or wire brush later to remove all
rust or dirt.
Never use oil or grease on bolts or
nuts because the nuts might come
loose. The vehicle's wheel could fall
off, causing a crash.
14. Reinstall the wheel nuts. Tighten
each nut by hand until the wheel
is held against the hub.
15. Lower the vehicle by turning the
jack handle counterclockwise.
10. Remove all of the wheel nuts.
11. Remove the flat tire.
{ Warning
{ 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
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12. Remove any rust or dirt from the
wheel bolts, mounting surfaces,
and spare wheel.
13. Place the compact spare tire on
the wheel-mounting surface.
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 0 409 for original
equipment wheel nut torque
specifications.
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Caution
Improperly tightened wheel nuts
can lead to brake pulsation and
rotor damage. To avoid expensive
brake repairs, evenly tighten the
wheel nuts in the proper sequence
and to the proper torque
specification. See Capacities and
Specifications 0 409 for the wheel
nut torque specification.
17. Lower the jack all the way and
remove the jack from under the
vehicle.
18. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly
with the wheel wrench.
If there is a loop on the end of
the strap used to secure the flat
tire, go to Step 5. If there is not a
loop, go to Step 8.
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and
Tools
{ Warning
Storing a jack, a tire, or other
equipment in the passenger
compartment of the vehicle could
cause injury. In a sudden stop or
collision, loose equipment could
strike someone. Store all these in
the proper place.
To store the flat tire and tools:
1. Open the trunk.
16. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in
a crisscross sequence, as shown.
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2. Replace the jack and tools as
they were, originally, stored in
their container near the
spare tire.
3. Replace the spare tire cover.
4. Place the tire, lying flat, in the
rear storage compartment.
5. Route the loop end of the
strap (3) through one of the
cargo tie-downs (1) in the rear of
the vehicle.
6. Route the hook (2) through the
loop (3).
7. Pull the strap to tighten it
around the cargo tie-down (1).
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Compact Spare Tire
{ Warning
Driving with more than one
compact spare tire at a time could
result in loss of braking and
handling. This could lead to a crash
and you or others could be injured.
Use only one compact spare tire at
a time.
8. Route the hook end of the strap
through the wheel.
9. Attach the hook to the cargo
tie-down in the rear of the
vehicle.
10. Tighten the strap.
The compact spare is for temporary
use only. Replace the compact spare
tire with a full-size tire as soon as
you can.
If this vehicle has a compact spare
tire, it was fully inflated when new;
however, it can lose air over time.
Check the inflation pressure regularly.
It should be 420 kPa (60 psi).
Stop as soon as possible and check
that the spare tire is correctly inflated
after being installed on the vehicle.
The compact spare tire is designed for
temporary use only. The vehicle will
perform differently with the spare tire
installed and it is recommended that
the vehicle speed be limited to
80 km/h (50 mph). To conserve the
tread of the spare tire, have the
standard tire repaired or replaced as
soon as convenient and return the
spare tire to the storage area.
When using a compact spare tire, the
AWD (if equipped), ABS, and Traction
Control systems may engage until the
spare tire is recognized by the vehicle,
especially on slippery roads. Adjust
driving to reduce possible wheel slip.
Caution
When the compact spare is
installed, do not take the vehicle
through an automatic car wash
with guide rails. The compact spare
can get caught on the rails which
can damage the tire, wheel, and
other parts of the vehicle.
Do not use the compact spare on
other vehicles.
Do not mix the compact spare tire or
wheel with other wheels or tires. They
will not fit. Keep the spare tire and its
wheel together.
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Caution
Tire chains will not fit the compact
spare. Using them can damage the
vehicle and the chains. Do not use
tire chains on the compact spare.
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Jump Starting
{ Warning
Jump Starting - North
America
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.
For more information about the
vehicle battery, see Battery - North
America 0 331.
If the battery has run down, try to use
another vehicle and some jumper
cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to
use the following steps to do it safely.
{ Warning
WARNING: Battery posts,
terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
Batteries also contain other
chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer. WASH
HANDS AFTER HANDLING.
See California Proposition
65 Warning 0 306.
If you do not follow these steps
exactly, some or all of these things
can hurt you.
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.
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The jump start negative terminal (3)
and positive terminal (4) are on the
battery of the vehicle providing the
jump start.
The positive jump start connection for
the discharged battery is under a red
cover. Remove the cover to expose the
terminal.
1. Check the other vehicle. It must
have a 12-volt battery with a
negative ground system.
2.0L L4 Engine Shown, 3.0L V6 Engine
and 3.6L V6 Engine Similar
1. Discharged Remote Battery
Positive Terminal
2. Discharged Remote Battery
Negative Ground Terminal
3. Good Battery Negative
Terminal
4. Good Battery Positive
Terminal
The jump start remote positive
terminal (1) and the remote negative
ground terminal (2) for the discharged
battery are on the driver side of the
vehicle.
Caution
If the other vehicle does not have a
12-volt system with a negative
ground, both vehicles can be
damaged. Only use a vehicle that
has a 12-volt system with a
negative ground for jump starting.
2. Position the two vehicles so that
they are not touching.
3. Set the parking brake firmly and
put the shift lever in P (Park). See
Shifting Into Park 0 232.
Caution
If any accessories are left on or
plugged in during the jump starting
procedure, they could be damaged.
The repairs would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. Whenever
possible, turn off or unplug all
accessories on either vehicle when
jump starting.
4. Set the ignition to OFF. Turn off
all lights and accessories in both
vehicles, except the hazard
warning flashers if needed.
{ Warning
An electric fan can start up even
when the engine is not running and
can injure you. Keep hands,
clothing, and tools away from any
underhood electric fan.
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{ Warning
Using a match near a battery can
cause battery gas to explode. People
have been hurt doing this, and
some have been blinded. Use a
flashlight if you need more light.
Battery fluid contains acid that can
burn you. Do not get it on you.
If you accidentally get it in your
eyes or on your skin, flush the place
with water and get medical help
immediately.
{ Warning
Fans or other moving engine parts
can injure you badly. Keep your
hands away from moving parts
once the engine is running.
5. Connect one end of the red
positive (+) cable to the remote
positive (+) terminal on the
discharged battery.
6. Connect the other end of the red
positive (+) cable to the
positive (+) terminal of the good
battery.
7. Connect one end of the black
negative (–) cable to the
negative (–) terminal of the good
battery.
8. Connect the other end of the
black negative (–) cable to the
remote negative (–) ground
terminal on the driver side shock
tower for the discharged battery.
9. Start the engine in the vehicle
with the good battery and run
the engine at idle speed for at
least four minutes.
10. Try to start the vehicle that had
the dead battery. If it will not
start after a few tries, it probably
needs service.
Caution
If the jumper cables are connected
or removed in the wrong order,
electrical shorting may occur and
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damage the vehicle. The repairs
would not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Always connect and
remove the jumper cables in the
correct order, making sure that the
cables do not touch each other or
other metal.
Jumper Cable Removal
Reverse the sequence exactly when
removing the jumper cables.
After starting the disabled vehicle and
removing the jumper cables, allow it
to idle for several minutes.
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Towing the Vehicle
Caution
Incorrectly towing a disabled
vehicle may cause damage. The
damage would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty.
Do not lash or hook to suspension
components. Use the proper straps
around the tires to secure the
vehicle.
Caution
Improper use of the tow eye can
cause vehicle damage. Use caution
and low speeds to prevent damage
to the vehicle.
Carefully open the cover in the fascia
by using the small notch that conceals
the tow eye socket.
Have the vehicle towed on a flatbed
car carrier. A wheel lift tow truck
could damage the vehicle.
Install the tow eye into the socket by
turning it clockwise until it stops.
Remove the tow eye by turning it
counterclockwise. When the tow eye is
removed, reinstall the cover with the
notch in the original position.
Consult your dealer or a professional
towing service if the disabled vehicle
must be towed.
Recreational Vehicle
Towing
Use the tow eye for towing a disabled
vehicle or loading it onto a flatbed car
carrier. The tow eye should not be
used to recover a vehicle from an off
road situation.
Recreational vehicle towing means
towing the vehicle behind another
vehicle such as a motor home. The
two most common types of
recreational vehicle towing are known
as dinghy towing and dolly towing.
Dinghy towing is towing the vehicle
with all four wheels on the ground.
Dolly towing is towing the vehicle
with two wheels on the ground and
two wheels up on a device known as a
dolly.
Here are some important things to
consider before recreational vehicle
towing:
. What is the towing capacity of the
towing vehicle? Be sure to read the
tow vehicle manufacturer's
recommendations.
. What is the distance that will be
traveled? Some vehicles have
restrictions on how far and how
long they can tow.
. Is the proper towing equipment
going to be used? See your dealer
or trailering professional for
additional advice and equipment
recommendations.
. Is the vehicle ready to be towed?
Just as preparing the vehicle for a
long trip, make sure the vehicle is
prepared to be towed.
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Dinghy Towing
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 warranty.
If using a shield, only use one that
attaches to the towing vehicle.
Dolly Towing (Rear-Wheel Drive
Vehicles)
Caution
If the vehicle is towed with all four
wheels on the ground, the
drivetrain components could be
damaged. The repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty. Do
not tow the vehicle with all four
wheels on the ground.
The vehicle was not designed to be
towed with all four wheels on the
ground. If the vehicle must be towed,
a dolly should be used. See the
following information on dolly towing.
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To dolly tow a rear-wheel drive vehicle
from the rear:
1. Attach the dolly to the tow
vehicle following the dolly
manufacturer instructions.
2. Put the rear wheels on the dolly.
3. Shift the transmission to
P (Park).
4. Firmly set the parking brake.
5. Use an adequate clamping device
designed for towing to ensure
that the front wheels are locked
into the straight-ahead position.
6. Secure the vehicle to the dolly
following the manufacturer
instructions.
7. Release the parking brake only
after the vehicle being towed is
firmly attached to the towing
vehicle.
8. Turn the ignition off.
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Dolly Towing (All-Wheel Drive
Vehicles)
Appearance Care
Exterior Care
Locks
Locks are lubricated at the factory.
Use a de-icing agent only when
absolutely necessary, and have the
locks greased after using. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 404.
Washing the Vehicle
To preserve the vehicle's finish, wash
it often and out of direct sunlight.
Caution
Vehicles with All-Wheel Drive cannot
be dolly towed.
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 your dealer. Follow all
manufacturer directions regarding
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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.
This could cause damage that
would not be covered by the vehicle
warranty.
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If using an automatic car wash, follow
the car wash instructions. The
windshield wiper and rear window
wiper, if equipped, must be off.
Remove any accessories that may be
damaged or interfere with the car
wash equipment.
non-abrasive cleaners that are marked
safe for painted surfaces to remove
foreign matter.
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.
Do not apply waxes or polishes to
uncoated plastic, vinyl, rubber, decals,
simulated wood, or flat paint as
damage can occur.
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
Occasional hand waxing or mild
polishing should be done to remove
residue from the paint finish. See your
dealer for approved cleaning products.
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.
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Protecting Exterior Bright Metal
Moldings
Caution
Failure to clean and protect the
bright metal moldings can result in
a hazy white finish or pitting. This
damage would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty.
The bright metal moldings on the
vehicle are aluminum, chrome,
or stainless steel. To prevent damage,
always follow these cleaning
instructions:
. Be sure the molding is cool to the
touch before applying any cleaning
solution.
. Use only approved cleaning
solutions for aluminum, chrome,
or stainless steel. Some cleaners
are highly acidic or contain
alkaline substances and can
damage the moldings.
. Always dilute a concentrated
cleaner according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
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.
Do not use cleaners that are not
intended for automotive use.
.
Use a nonabrasive wax on the
vehicle after washing to protect
and extend the molding finish.
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses,
Emblems, Decals, and Stripes
Use only lukewarm or cold water, a
soft cloth, and a car washing soap to
clean exterior lamps, lenses, emblems,
decals, and stripes. Follow instructions
under "Washing the Vehicle"
previously in this section.
Lamp covers are made of plastic, and
some have a UV protective coating. Do
not clean or wipe them when dry.
Do not use any of the following on
lamp covers:
. Abrasive or caustic agents.
.
Washer fluids and other cleaning
agents in higher concentrations
than suggested by the
manufacturer.
.
Solvents, alcohols, fuels, or other
harsh cleaners.
.
Ice scrapers or other hard items.
.
Aftermarket appearance caps or
covers while the lamps are
illuminated, due to excessive heat
generated.
Shutter System
Caution
Failure to clean lamps properly can
cause damage to the lamp cover
that would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
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
Clear debris from the air intakes
between the hood and windshield
when washing the vehicle.
The vehicle may have a shutter
system designed to help increase fuel
economy. Keep the shutter system
clean for proper operation.
Windshield and Wiper Blades
Clean the outside of the windshield
with glass cleaner.
Clean rubber blades using a lint-free
cloth or paper towel soaked with
windshield washer fluid or a mild
detergent. Wash the windshield
thoroughly when cleaning the blades.
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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 at
least once a year. Hot, dry climates
may require more frequent
application. Black marks from rubber
material on painted surfaces can be
removed by rubbing with a clean
cloth. See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 404.
Tires
Use a stiff brush with tire cleaner to
clean the tires.
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Caution
Caution
Using petroleum-based tire dressing
products on the vehicle may
damage the paint finish and/or
tires. When applying a tire dressing,
always wipe off any overspray from
all painted surfaces on the vehicle.
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.
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.
Brake System
Visually inspect brake lines and hoses
for proper hook-up, binding, leaks,
cracks, chafing, etc. Inspect disc brake
pads for wear and rotors for surface
condition. Inspect brake linings/shoes
for wear or cracks. Inspect all other
brake parts.
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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.
Body Component Lubrication
Lubricate all key lock cylinders, hood
hinges, liftgate hinges, and the steel
fuel door hinges, unless the
components are plastic. Applying
silicone grease on weatherstrips with a
clean cloth will make them last
longer, seal better, and not stick or
squeak.
Underbody Maintenance
At least twice a year, spring and fall,
use plain water to flush any corrosive
materials from the underbody. Take
care to thoroughly clean any areas
where mud and other debris can
collect.
Do not directly power wash the
transfer case and/or front/rear axle
output seals. High pressure water can
overcome the seals and contaminate
the fluid. Contaminated fluid will
decrease the life of the transfer case
and/or axles and should be replaced.
Sheet Metal Damage
If the vehicle is damaged and requires
sheet metal repair or replacement,
make sure the body repair shop
applies anti-corrosion material to
parts repaired or replaced to restore
corrosion protection.
Original manufacturer replacement
parts will provide the corrosion
protection while maintaining the
vehicle warranty.
Finish Damage
Quickly repair minor chips and
scratches with touch-up materials
available from your dealer to avoid
corrosion. Larger areas of finish
damage can be corrected in your
dealer's body and paint shop.
Chemical Paint Spotting
Airborne pollutants can fall upon and
attack painted vehicle surfaces
causing blotchy, ring-shaped
discolorations, and small, irregular
dark spots etched into the paint
surface. See “Finish Care” previously in
this section.
Interior Care
To prevent dirt particle abrasions,
regularly clean the vehicle's interior.
Immediately remove any soils.
Newspapers or dark garments can
transfer color to the vehicle’s interior.
Use a soft bristle brush to remove
dust from knobs and crevices on the
instrument cluster. Using a mild soap
solution, immediately remove hand
lotions, sunscreen, and insect
repellent from all interior surfaces or
permanent damage may result.
Use cleaners specifically designed for
the surfaces being cleaned to prevent
permanent damage. Apply all cleaners
directly to the cleaning cloth. Do not
spray cleaners on any switches or
controls. Remove cleaners quickly.
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Before using cleaners, read and follow
all safety instructions on the label.
While cleaning the interior, open the
doors and windows to get proper
ventilation.
To prevent damage, do not clean the
interior using the following cleaners
or techniques:
. Never use a razor or any other
sharp object to remove soil from
any interior surface.
. Never use a brush with stiff
bristles.
. 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.
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Interior Glass
Coated Moldings
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.
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.
Caution
To prevent scratching, never use
abrasive cleaners on automotive
glass. Abrasive cleaners or
aggressive cleaning may damage
the rear window defogger.
Cleaning the windshield with water
during the first three to six months of
ownership will reduce tendency to fog.
Speaker Covers
Vacuum around a speaker cover
gently, so that the speaker will not be
damaged. Clean spots with water and
mild soap.
Fabric/Carpet/Suede
Start by vacuuming the surface using
a soft brush attachment. If a rotating
vacuum brush attachment is being
used, only use it on the floor carpet.
Before cleaning, gently remove as
much of the soil as possible:
. Gently blot liquids with a paper
towel. Continue blotting until no
more soil can be removed.
. For solid soils, remove as much as
possible prior to vacuuming.
To clean:
1. Saturate a clean, lint-free
colorfast cloth with water.
Microfiber cloth is recommended
to prevent lint transfer to the
fabric or carpet.
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2. Remove excess moisture by
gently wringing until water does
not drip from the cleaning cloth.
Cleaning High Gloss Surfaces
and Vehicle Information and
Radio Displays
3. Start on the outside edge of the
soil and gently rub toward the
center. Fold the cleaning cloth to
a clean area frequently to
prevent forcing the soil in to the
fabric.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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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 the vehicle,
blot immediately and clean with a
soft cloth dampened with a mild
soap solution. Damage caused by
air fresheners would not be covered
by the vehicle warranty.
Cargo Cover and
Convenience Net
Wash with warm water and mild
detergent. Do not use chlorine bleach.
Rinse with cold water, and then dry
completely.
Care of Safety Belts
Keep belts clean and dry.
{ 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.
.
The original equipment floor mats
were designed for your vehicle.
If the floor mats need replacing, it
is recommended that GM certified
floor mats be purchased. Non-GM
floor mats may not fit properly
and may interfere with the pedals.
Always check that the floor mats
do not interfere with the pedals.
.
Do not use a floor mat if the
vehicle is not equipped with a
floor mat retainer on the driver
side floor.
.
Use the floor mat with the correct
side up. Do not turn it over.
.
Do not place anything on top of
the driver side floor mat.
.
Use only a single floor mat on the
driver side.
.
Do not place one floor mat on top
of another.
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.
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The driver side floor mat is held in
place by two button-type retainers.
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Removing and Replacing the
Floor Mats
1. Pull up on the rear of the floor
mat to unlock the retainers and
remove.
2. Reinstall by lining up the floor
mat retainer openings over the
carpet retainers and snap into
position.
3. Make sure the floor mat is
properly secured in place. Verify
the floor mat does not interfere
with the pedals.
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Service and
Maintenance
Additional Maintenance
and Care
General Information
Recommended Fluids,
Lubricants, and Parts
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Maintenance Schedule
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Special Application Services
Special Application Services . . . . . 400
Additional Maintenance
and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Maintenance Replacement
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Maintenance Records
Maintenance Records . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
393
General Information
Your vehicle is an important
investment. This section describes the
required maintenance for the vehicle.
Follow this schedule to help protect
against major repair expenses
resulting from neglect or inadequate
maintenance. It may also help to
maintain the value of the vehicle if it
is sold. It is the responsibility of the
owner to have all required
maintenance performed.
Your dealer has trained technicians
who can perform required
maintenance using genuine
replacement parts. They have
up-to-date tools and equipment for
fast and accurate diagnostics. Many
dealers have extended evening and
Saturday hours, courtesy
transportation, and online scheduling
to assist with service needs.
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
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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
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. The Additional
Required Services - Normal are for
vehicles that:
. Carry passengers and cargo within
recommended limits on the Tire
and Loading Information label. See
Vehicle Load Limits 0 221.
. Are driven on reasonable road
surfaces within legal driving limits.
. Use the recommended fuel. See
Fuel 0 295.
Refer to the information in the
Maintenance Schedule Additional
Required Services - Normal chart.
The Additional Required Services Severe are for vehicles that are:
. Mainly driven in heavy city traffic
in hot weather.
. 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.
Refer to the information in the
Maintenance Schedule Additional
Required Services - Severe chart.
{ Warning
Performing maintenance work can
be dangerous and can cause serious
injury. Perform maintenance work
only if the required information,
proper tools, and equipment are
available. If they are not, see your
dealer to have a trained technician
do the work. See Doing Your Own
Service Work 0 307.
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Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance
Maintenance Schedule
Your vehicle comes with the Cadillac
Premium Care Maintenance. It is a
maintenance program that covers
select maintenance services during
the first three years or 58 000 km
(36,000 mi) whichever comes first.
At Each Fuel Stop
. Check the engine oil level. See
Engine Oil 0 316.
Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance
covers routine maintenance services,
when scheduled in accordance with
the owner manual, including:
. Oil changes based on the vehicle's
oil life monitor system.
. Tire rotation every 12 000 km
(7,500 mi).
. Passenger compartment air filter
replacement.
. Multi-point vehicle inspection
(MPVI) performed by a qualified
technician.
Cadillac requires that all Cadillac
Premium Care Maintenance services
be performed by a Cadillac authorized
service dealer.
Owner Checks and Services
Once a Month
. Check the tire inflation pressures.
See Tire Pressure 0 353.
. Inspect the tires for wear. See Tire
Inspection 0 358.
. Check the windshield washer fluid
level. See Washer Fluid 0 329.
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 a year and the
oil life system must be reset. Your
trained dealer technician can perform
this work. If the engine oil life system
395
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 0 318.
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 0 359.
. Check engine oil level and oil
life percentage. If needed, change
engine oil and filter, and reset oil
life system. See Engine Oil 0 316
and Engine Oil Life System 0 318.
. Check engine coolant level. See
Engine Coolant 0 324.
. Check windshield washer fluid
level. See Washer Fluid 0 329.
. Visually inspect windshield wiper
blades for wear, cracking,
or contamination. See Exterior
Care 0 384. Replace worn or
damaged wiper blades. See Wiper
Blade Replacement 0 334.
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.
Check tire inflation pressures. See
Tire Pressure 0 353.
.
Inspect tire wear. See Tire
Inspection 0 358.
.
Visually check for fluid leaks.
.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter.
See Engine Air Cleaner/Filter 0 320.
.
Inspect brake system. See Exterior
Care 0 384.
.
Visually inspect steering,
suspension, and chassis
components for damaged, loose,
or missing parts or signs of wear.
See Exterior Care 0 384.
.
Check restraint system
components. See Safety System
Check 0 82.
.
Visually inspect fuel system for
damage or leaks.
.
Visually inspect exhaust system
and nearby heat shields for loose
or damaged parts.
.
Lubricate body components. See
Exterior Care 0 384.
.
Check starter switch. See Starter
Switch Check 0 333.
.
Check automatic transmission
shift lock control function. See
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock
Control Function Check 0 333.
.
Check parking brake and
automatic transmission park
mechanism. See Park Brake and
P (Park) Mechanism Check 0 334.
.
Check accelerator pedal for
damage, high effort, or binding.
Replace if needed.
.
Visually inspect gas strut for signs
of wear, cracks, or other damage.
Check the hold open ability of the
strut. See your dealer if service is
required.
.
Inspect sunroof track and seal,
if equipped. See Sunroof 0 62.
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Replace passenger compartment air filter. (2)
3 6 000 k m/ 22,500 mi
4 8 000 k m/ 30,000 mi
6 0 000 k m/ 37,500 mi
7 2 000 k m/ 45,000 mi
8 4 000 k m/ 52,500 mi
9 6 000 k m/ 60,000 mi
1 0 8 000 k m/ 67,500 mi
1 2 0 000 k m/ 75,000 mi
1 3 2 000 k m/ 82,500 mi
1 4 4 000 k m/ 90,000 mi
1 5 6 000 k m/ 97,500 mi
1 6 8 000 k m/ 105,000 mi
1 8 0 000 k m/ 112,500 mi
1 9 2 000 k m/ 120,000 mi
2 0 4 000 k m/ 127,500 mi
2 1 6 000 k m/ 135,000 mi
2 2 8 000 k m/ 142,500 mi
2 4 0 000 k m/ 150,000 mi
Rotate tires, if recommended for the vehicle, and
perform Required Services. Check engine oil level
and oil life percentage. Change engine oil and filter,
if needed. (1)
2 4 000 k m/ 15,000 mi
Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required Services Normal
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Footnotes — Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required Services Normal
(1) Vehicles with different size front
and rear tires do not have tire
rotation. See Tire Rotation 0 359.
(2) Or every two years, whichever
comes first. More frequent passenger
compartment air filter replacement
may be needed if driving in areas with
heavy traffic, poor air quality, high
dust levels, or environmental
allergens. Passenger compartment air
filter replacement may also be needed
if there is reduced airflow, window
fogging, or odors. Your GM dealer can
help determine when to replace the
filter.
(3) Visually check all fuel and vapor
lines and hoses for proper attachment,
connection, routing, and condition.
(4) Or every four years, whichever
comes first. If driving in dusty
conditions, inspect the filter at each
oil change or more often as needed.
(5) Or every five years, whichever
comes first. See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 322 or Cooling System
(Power Electronics and Charger Modules
- Hybrid Only) 0 323.
(6) Do not directly power wash the
transfer case and/or front/rear axle
output seals. High pressure water can
overcome the seals and contaminate
the transfer case fluid. Contaminated
fluid will decrease the life of the
transfer case and/or axles and should
be replaced.
(7) Or every 10 years, whichever
comes first. Inspect for fraying,
excessive cracking, or damage; replace,
if needed.
(8) Replace brake fluid every five
years for DOT 3 fluid or every three
years for DOT 4 fluid. See Brake
Fluid 0 330.
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Replace passenger compartment air filter. (2)
3 6 000 k m/ 22,500 mi
4 8 000 k m/ 30,000 mi
6 0 000 k m/ 37,500 mi
7 2 000 k m/ 45,000 mi
8 4 000 k m/ 52,500 mi
9 6 000 k m/ 60,000 mi
1 0 8 000 k m/ 67,500 mi
1 2 0 000 k m/ 75,000 mi
1 3 2 000 k m/ 82,500 mi
1 4 4 000 k m/ 90,000 mi
1 5 6 000 k m/ 97,500 mi
1 6 8 000 k m/ 105,000 mi
1 8 0 000 k m/ 112,500 mi
1 9 2 000 k m/ 120,000 mi
2 0 4 000 k m/ 127,500 mi
2 1 6 000 k m/ 135,000 mi
2 2 8 000 k m/ 142,500 mi
2 4 0 000 k m/ 150,000 mi
Rotate tires, if recommended for the vehicle, and
perform Required Services. Check engine oil level
and oil life percentage. Change engine oil and filter,
if needed. (1)
2 4 000 k m/ 15,000 mi
Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required Services Severe
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Footnotes — Maintenance Schedule
Additional Required Services Severe
(1) Vehicles with different size front
and rear tires do not have tire
rotation. See Tire Rotation 0 359.
(2) Or every two years, whichever
comes first. More frequent passenger
compartment air filter replacement
may be needed if driving in areas with
heavy traffic, poor air quality, high
dust levels, or environmental
allergens. Passenger compartment air
filter replacement may also be needed
if there is reduced airflow, window
fogging, or odors. Your GM dealer can
help determine when to replace the
filter.
(3) Visually check all fuel and vapor
lines and hoses for proper attachment,
connection, routing, and condition.
(4) Or every four years, whichever
comes first. If driving in dusty
conditions, inspect the filter at each
oil change or more often as needed.
(5) Do not directly power wash the
transfer case and/or front/rear axle
output seals. High pressure water can
overcome the seals and contaminate
the transfer case fluid. Contaminated
fluid will decrease the life of the
transfer case and/or axles and should
be replaced.
(6) Or every five years, whichever
comes first. See Cooling System
(Engine) 0 322 or Cooling System
(Power Electronics and Charger Modules
- Hybrid Only) 0 323.
(7) Or every 10 years, whichever
comes first. Inspect for fraying,
excessive cracking, or damage; replace,
if needed.
(8) Replace brake fluid every five
years for DOT 3 fluid or every three
years for DOT 4 fluid. See Brake
Fluid 0 330.
Special Application
Services
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Severe Commercial Use Vehicles
Only: Lubricate chassis
components every oil change.
.
Have underbody flushing service
performed. See "Underbody
Maintenance" in Exterior
Care 0 384.
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Additional Maintenance
and Care
Your vehicle is an important
investment and caring for it properly
may help to avoid future costly
repairs. To maintain vehicle
performance, additional maintenance
services may be required.
It is recommended that your dealer
perform these services — their trained
dealer technicians know your vehicle
best. Your dealer can also perform a
thorough assessment with a
multi-point inspection to recommend
when your vehicle may need
attention.
The following list is intended to
explain the services and conditions to
look for that may indicate services are
required.
Battery
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.
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.
Brakes
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.
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Fluids
Proper fluid levels and approved fluids
protect the vehicle’s systems and
components. See Recommended Fluids
and Lubricants 0 404 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.
Hoses
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.
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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.
Shocks and Struts
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
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.
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 0 388 and
Exterior Care 0 384.
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.
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Trained dealer technicians can
inspect the windshield and
recommend proper replacement if
needed.
Wiper Blades
Wiper blades need to be cleaned and
kept in good condition to provide a
clear view.
. Signs of wear include streaking,
skipping across the windshield,
and worn or split rubber.
. Trained dealer technicians can
check the wiper blades and replace
them when needed.
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Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
Usage
Automatic Transmission
Fluid/Lubricant
®
DEXRON -HP Automatic Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 19331925, in
Canada 19300537).
Engine Coolant (Gasoline Only Vehicles) 50/50 mixture of clean drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL ® Coolant.
Engine Coolant, High Voltage Battery,
and Power Electronics Cooling System
(Hybrid Only Vehicles)
Engine Oil
Hood Latch Assembly, Pivots, Spring
Anchor, and Release Pawl
Use Only Premix DEX-COOL® Coolant (GM Part No. 12378390, in
Canada 10953456). See Engine Coolant 0 324.
Engine oil meeting the dexos1™ specification of the proper SAE viscosity grade.
ACDelco dexos1 Synthetic Blend is recommended. See Engine Oil 0 316.
Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 89021668, in Canada 89021674) or
lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.
Hydraulic Brake System (Gasoline Only) DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 19299818, in Canada 19299819).
Hydraulic Brake System (Hybrid Only)
Key Lock Cylinders, Hood and Door
Hinges
DOT 4 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 19299570, in Canada 19299571).
Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241, in
Canada 10953474).
Rear Axle
SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 88863089, in
Canada 88863090) meeting GM Specification 9986285.
Rear Axle/Front Axle (All-Wheel Drive)
SAE 75W-90 Synthetic Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 88863089, in
Canada 88863090).
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Usage
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Fluid/Lubricant
Transfer Case (All-Wheel Drive)
Transfer Case Fluid (GM Part No. 19331044, in Canada 19331045).
Weatherstrip Conditioning
Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or
Dielectric Silicone Grease (GM Part No. 12345579, in Canada 10953481).
Windshield Washer
Automotive windshield washer fluid that meets regional freeze protection
requirements.
Maintenance Replacement Parts
Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer.
Part
GM Part Number
ACDelco Part Number
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
2.0L L4 Engine
23418368
A3219C
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine (Driver Side)
23441383
A3207C
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine (Passenger Side)
23450879
A3206C
3.6L V6 Engine
23458700
A3204C
2.0L L4 Engine
12640445
PF64
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
19330000
PF63E
3.6L V6 Engine
19330000
PF63E
Engine Oil Filter
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Part
GM Part Number
ACDelco Part Number
13508023
CF185
2.0L L4 Engine
12647827
41-125
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
12650283
41-131
3.6L V6 Engine
12646780
41-130
Driver Side – 60 cm (23.62 in)
13227404
—
Passenger Side – 45 cm (17.72 in)
25882578
—
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
Spark Plugs
Wiper Blades
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Maintenance Records
After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading, who performed the service, and the type of
services performed in the boxes provided. Retain all maintenance receipts.
Date
Odometer
Reading
Serviced By
Maintenance Stamp
Services Performed
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Technical Data
Vehicle Identification
Vehicle Identification
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN)
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Service Parts Identification
Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Vehicle Data
Capacities and Specifications . . . . 409
Engine Drive Belt Routing . . . . . . . 411
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.
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 0 409 for the vehicle's
engine code.
Service Parts Identification
Label
This label, in the rear trunk area, has
the following information:
. Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN).
. Model designation.
.
Paint information.
.
Production options and special
equipment.
Do not remove this label from the
vehicle.
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Vehicle Data
Capacities and Specifications
The following approximate capacities are given in metric and English conversions. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
0 404 for more information.
Application
Air Conditioning Refrigerant
Brake Fluid
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.
0.4 L
0.4 qt
2.0L L4 Engine
8.6 L
9.1 qt
2.0L L4 Engine with Rear A/C
10.3 L
10.9 qt
2.0L L4 Hybrid Engine with Rear A/C
9.8 L
10.4 qt
2.0L L4 Hybrid Engine – Power Electronics
4.2 L
4.4 qt
Cooling System – Engine
2.0L L4 Hybrid Engine – RESS
3.1 L
3.3 qt
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
10.6 L
11.2 qt
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine with Rear A/C
12.3 L
13.0 qt
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine with Rear A/C and Auxiliary
Radiator
13.2 L
13.9 qt
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Application
Capacities
Metric
English
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine with Auxiliary Radiator
11.5 L
12.2 qt
3.6L V6 Engine
9.8 L
10.4 qt
3.6L V6 Engine with Rear A/C
11.4 L
12.0 qt
3.6 L
3.8 qt
2.0L L4 Engine
4.7 L
5.0 qt
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
5.7 L
6.0 qt
Cooling System – Twin Turbo
3.0L V6 Engine Intercoolers
Engine Oil with Filter
3.6L V6 Engine
5.7 L
6.0 qt
Front Axle (AWD)
0.45 L
0.48 qt
Gasoline Only
72.7 L
19.2 gal
Hybrid
58.0 L
15.3 gal
0.8 L
0.85 qt
150 Y
110 lb ft
Fuel Tank
Transfer Case – AWD
Wheel Nut Torque
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
Transmission
Spark Plug Gap
2.0L L4 Engine
X
Automatic
0.75–0.90 mm (0.030–0.035 in)
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
6
Automatic
0.65–0.75 mm (0.26–0.030 in)
3.6L V6 Engine
S
Automatic
0.80–0.90 mm (0.031–0.035 in)
Engine Drive Belt Routing
2.0L L4 Engine (Gasoline Only)
2.0L L4 Engine (Hybrid)
3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine
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3.6L V6 Engine
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Customer
Information
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Event Data Recorders . . . . . . . . . . . .
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Information
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Assistance Offices . . . .
Customer Assistance for Text
Telephone (TTY) Users . . . . . . . . .
Online Owner Center . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Roadside Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scheduling Service
Appointments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Courtesy Transportation
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Collision Damage Repair . . . . . . . . .
Service Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio Frequency Statement . . . . .
413
415
415
416
416
418
418
419
421
422
Reporting Safety Defects
Reporting Safety Defects to the
United States Government . . . . . 423
Reporting Safety Defects to the
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . . 423
Reporting Safety Defects to
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
413
Customer Information
424
424
425
425
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure
Your satisfaction and goodwill are
important to your dealer and to
Cadillac. Normally, any concerns with
the sales transaction or the operation
of the vehicle will be resolved by your
dealer's sales or service departments.
Sometimes, however, despite the best
intentions of all concerned,
misunderstandings can occur. If your
concern has not been resolved to your
satisfaction, the following steps
should be taken:
STEP ONE : Discuss your concern
with a member of dealership
management. Normally, concerns can
be quickly resolved at that level. If the
matter has already been reviewed with
the sales, service or parts manager,
contact the owner of your dealership
or the general manager.
STEP TWO : If after contacting a
member of dealership management, it
appears your concern cannot be
resolved by your dealership without
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further help, in the U.S., call the
Cadillac Customer Assistance Center
at 1-800–458–8006. In Canada, call
the Canadian Cadillac Customer Care
Centre at 1-888-446-2000.
We encourage you to call the toll-free
number in order to give your inquiry
prompt attention. Have the following
information available to give the
Customer Assistance representative:
. Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). This is available
from the vehicle registration or
title, or the plate at the top left of
the instrument panel and visible
through the windshield.
. Dealership name and location.
.
Vehicle delivery date and present
mileage.
When contacting Cadillac, remember
that your concern will likely be
resolved at a dealer's facility. That is
why we suggest following Step One
first.
STEP THREE — U.S. Owners : Both
General Motors and your dealer are
committed to making sure you are
completely satisfied with the new
vehicle. However, if you continue to
remain unsatisfied after following the
procedure outlined in Steps One and
Two, you can file with the Better
Business Bureau (BBB) Auto Line®
Program to enforce your rights.
BBB Auto Line Program
Council of Better Business Bureaus,
Inc.
3033 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22201
The BBB Auto Line Program is an
out-of-court program administered by
the Council of Better Business Bureaus
to settle automotive disputes
regarding vehicle repairs or the
interpretation of the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. Although you may
be required to resort to this informal
dispute resolution program prior to
filing a court action, use of the
program is free of charge and your
case will generally be heard within
40 days. If you do not agree with the
decision given in your case, you may
reject it and proceed with any other
venue for relief available to you.
Telephone: 1-800-955-5100
http://www.bbb.org/council/
programs-services/
dispute-handling-and-resolution/
bbb-auto-line
You may contact the BBB Auto Line
Program using the toll-free telephone
number or write them at the following
address:
This program is available in all
50 states and the District of Columbia.
Eligibility is limited by vehicle age,
mileage, and other factors. General
Motors reserves the right to change
eligibility limitations and/or
discontinue its participation in this
program.
STEP THREE — Canadian Owners :
In the event that you do not feel your
concerns have been addressed after
following the procedure outlined in
Steps One and Two, General Motors of
Canada 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
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arbitration of owner disputes involving
factory-related vehicle service claims.
The program provides for the review
of the facts involved by an impartial
third party arbiter, and may include
an informal hearing before the arbiter.
The program is designed so that the
entire dispute settlement process,
from the time you file your complaint
to the final decision, should be
completed in about 70 days. We
believe our impartial program offers
advantages over courts in most
jurisdictions because it is informal,
quick, and free of charge.
For further information concerning
eligibility in the Canadian Motor
Vehicle Arbitration Plan (CAMVAP),
call toll-free 1-800-207-0685, or call
the Cadillac Customer Care Centre,
1-888-446-2000, or write to:
General Motors Cadillac Customer
Care Centre
General Motors of Canada Company
Mail Code: CA1-163-005
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
The inquiry should be accompanied
by the Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN).
Customer Assistance
Offices
Cadillac encourages customers to call
the toll-free number for assistance.
However, if a customer wishes to
write or e-mail Cadillac, the letter
should be addressed to:
United States and Puerto Rico
Cadillac Customer Assistance Center
Cadillac Motor Car Division
P.O. Box 33169
Detroit, MI 48232-5169
www.Cadillac.com
1-800-458-8006
1-800-833-2622 (For Text Telephone
devices (TTYs))
Roadside Service: 1-800-224-1400
From U.S. Virgin Islands:
1-800-496-9994
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Canada
General Motors of Canada Company
Cadillac Customer Care Centre, Mail
Code: CA1-163-005
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
www.gm.ca
1-888-446-2000 (English/French)
Cadillac Roadside Service:
1-800-882-1112
Overseas
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),
Cadillac has TTY equipment available
at its Customer Assistance Center. Any
TTY user can communicate with
Cadillac by dialing: 1-800-833-2622.
TTY users in Canada can dial
1-800-263-3830.
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Online Owner Center
Online Owner Experience (U.S.)
my.cadillac.com
The Cadillac online owner experience
allows interaction with Cadillac and
keeps important vehicle-specific
information in one place.
Membership Benefits
E : Download owner manuals and
view vehicle-specific how-to videos.
G : View maintenance schedules,
alerts, and OnStar onboard vehicle
diagnostic information. Schedule
service appointments.
I : View printable dealer-recorded
service records and self-recorded
service records.
D : Select a dealer and view
locations, maps, phone numbers, and
hours.
r : Track your vehicle’s warranty
information.
J : View active recalls or search by
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
See Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN) 0 408.
H : View GM Card, SiriusXM Satellite
radio (if equipped), and OnStar
account information.
Roadside Service
F : Chat with online help
Canada: 1-800-882-1112.
representatives.
See my.cadillac.com to register your
vehicle.
Cadillac Owner Centre (Canada)
cadillacowner.ca
Visit the Cadillac Owner Centre:
. Chat live with online help
representatives.
. Locate owner resources such as
lease-end, financing, and warranty
information.
. Retrieve favorite articles, quizzes,
tips, and multimedia galleries
organized into the Featured
Articles and Auto Care Sections.
. Download owner manuals.
.
Find Cadillac-recommended
maintenance services.
U.S.: 1-800-224-1400.
Text Telephone (TTY) Users (U.S.
Only): 1-888-889-2438.
Service is available 24 hours a day,
365 days a year.
Calling for Service
When calling Roadside Service, have
the following information ready:
. Your name, home address, and
home telephone number.
. Telephone number of your
location.
. Location of the vehicle.
.
Model, year, color, and license
plate number of the vehicle.
.
Odometer reading, Vehicle
Identification Number (VIN), and
delivery date of the vehicle.
.
Description of the problem.
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Coverage
.
Lock-Out Service: Service to
unlock the vehicle if you are
locked out. A remote unlock may
be available if you have OnStar.
For security reasons, the driver
must present identification before
this service is given.
.
Emergency Tow from a Public
Road or Highway: Tow to the
nearest Cadillac dealer for
warranty service, or if the vehicle
was in a crash and cannot be
driven. Assistance is not given
when the vehicle is stuck in the
sand, mud, or snow.
Services are provided for the duration
of the vehicle’s powertrain warranty.
In the U.S., anyone driving the vehicle
is covered. In Canada, a person driving
the vehicle without permission from
the owner is not covered.
Roadside Service is not a part of the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
General Motors North America and
Cadillac reserve the right to make any
changes or discontinue the Roadside
Service program at any time without
notification.
General Motors North America and
Cadillac reserve the right to limit
services or payment to an owner or
driver if they decide the claims are
made too often, or the same type of
claim is made many times.
.
Cadillac Owner Privileges™
.
Emergency Fuel Delivery:
Delivery of enough fuel for the
vehicle to get to the nearest
service station.
Flat Tire Change: Service to
change a flat tire with a spare tire.
The spare tire, if equipped, must
be in good condition and properly
inflated. It is your responsibility
for the repair or replacement of
the tire if it is not covered by the
warranty.
.
Battery Jump Start: Service to
jump start a dead battery.
.
Trip Interruption Benefits and
Service: If your trip is interrupted
due to a warranty failure,
incidental expenses may be
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reimbursed during the Powertrain
warranty period. Items considered
are hotel, meals, and rental car or
a vehicle being delivered back to
the customer, up to 805 km
(500 mi).
Cadillac Technician Roadside
Service (U.S. Only)
Cadillac's exceptional Roadside Service
is more than an auto club or towing
service. It provides every Cadillac
owner in the United States with the
advantage of contacting a Cadillac
advisor and, where available, a
Cadillac trained dealer technician who
can provide on-site service.
A dealer technician will travel to your
location within a 30-mile radius of a
participating Cadillac dealership.
If beyond this radius, we will arrange
to have your car towed to the nearest
Cadillac dealership. Each technician
travels with a specially equipped
service vehicle complete with the
necessary Cadillac parts and tools
required to handle most roadside
repairs.
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Services Not Included in
Roadside Service
.
Impound towing caused by
violation of any laws.
.
Legal fines.
.
Mounting, dismounting,
or changing of snow tires, chains,
or other traction devices.
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. Diesel fuel delivery
may be restricted. Propane and
other fuels are not provided
through this service.
.
Lock-Out Service: Vehicle
registration is required.
.
Trip Interruption Benefits and
Service: Pre-authorization, original
detailed receipts, and a copy of the
repair orders are required. Once
authorization has been received,
the Roadside Service advisor will
help you make arrangements and
explain how to receive payment.
.
Alternative Service: If assistance
cannot be provided right away, the
Roadside Service advisor may give
you permission to get local
emergency road service. You will
receive payment, up to $100, after
sending the original receipt to
Roadside Service. Mechanical
failures may be covered, however
any cost for parts and labor for
repairs not covered by the
warranty are the owner
responsibility.
Scheduling Service
Appointments
When the vehicle requires warranty
service, contact your dealer and
request an appointment. By
scheduling a service appointment and
advising the service consultant 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.
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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.
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,
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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.
Additional Program Information
Courtesy Rental Vehicle
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.
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, 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.
It may not be possible to provide a
like vehicle as a courtesy rental.
All program options, such as shuttle
service, may not be available at every
dealer. Contact your dealer for specific
availability.
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 equipment and
quality replacement parts. Poorly
performed collision repairs diminish
the vehicle resale value, and safety
performance can be compromised in
subsequent collisions.
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Collision Parts
Genuine GM Collision parts are new
parts made with the same materials
and construction methods as the parts
with which the vehicle was originally
built. Genuine GM Collision parts are
the best choice to ensure that the
vehicle's designed appearance,
durability, and safety are preserved.
The use of Genuine GM parts can help
maintain the GM New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
Recycled original equipment parts
may also be used for repair. These
parts are typically removed from
vehicles that were total losses in prior
crashes. In most cases, the parts being
recycled are from undamaged sections
of the vehicle. A recycled original
equipment GM part may be an
acceptable choice to maintain the
vehicle's originally designed
appearance and safety 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 by using aftermarket collision
parts. Some insurance companies will
not specify aftermarket collision parts.
When purchasing insurance, we
recommend that you ensure that the
vehicle will be repaired with GM
original equipment collision parts.
If such insurance coverage is not
available from your current insurance
carrier, consider switching to another
insurance carrier.
If the vehicle is leased, the leasing
company may require you to have
insurance that ensures repairs with
Genuine GM Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) parts or Genuine
Manufacturer replacement parts. Read
the lease carefully, as you may be
charged at the end of the lease for
poor quality repairs.
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If a Crash Occurs
If there has been an injury, call
emergency services for help. Do not
leave the scene of a crash until all
matters have been taken care of. Move
the vehicle only if its position puts
you in danger, or you are instructed to
move it by a police officer.
Give only the necessary information
to police and other parties involved in
the crash.
For emergency towing see Roadside
Service 0 416.
Gather the following information:
. Driver name, address, and
telephone number.
. Driver license number.
.
Owner name, address, and
telephone number.
.
Vehicle license plate number.
.
Vehicle make, model, and
model year.
.
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN).
.
Insurance company and policy
number.
.
General description of the damage
to the other vehicle.
Choose a reputable repair facility that
uses quality replacement parts. See
“Collision Parts” earlier in this section.
If the airbag has inflated, see What
Will You See after an Airbag
Inflates? 0 88.
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.
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Discuss this with the repair
professional, and insist on Genuine
GM parts. Remember, if the vehicle is
leased, you may be obligated to have
the vehicle repaired with Genuine GM
parts, even if your insurance coverage
does not pay the full cost.
If another party's insurance company
is paying for the repairs, you are not
obligated to accept a repair valuation
based on that insurance company's
collision policy repair limits, as you
have no contractual limits with that
company. In such cases, you can have
control of the repair and parts choices
as long as the cost stays within
reasonable limits.
Service Publications
Ordering Information
Service Manuals
Service Manuals have the diagnosis
and repair information on the engines,
transmission, axle, suspension, brakes,
electrical, steering, body, etc.
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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.
Service and Owner publications are
available for many current and past
model year GM vehicles.
In-Portfolio: Includes a Portfolio,
Owner Manual, and Warranty Manual.
For Credit Card Orders Only
(VISA-MasterCard-Discover), see Helm,
Inc. at: www.helminc.com.
RETAIL SELL PRICE: $35.00 –
$40.00 (U.S.) plus handling and
shipping fees.
Without Pouch: Owner Manual only.
RETAIL SELL PRICE:
$25.00 (U.S.) plus handling and
shipping fees.
ORDER TOLL FREE: 1-800-551-4123
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Eastern Time
Or write to:
Helm, Incorporated
Attention: Customer Service
47911 Halyard Drive
Plymouth, MI 48170
Prices are subject to change without
notice and without incurring
obligation. Allow ample time for
delivery.
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. However,
NHTSA cannot become involved
in individual problems between
you, your dealer, or General
Motors.
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:
Administrator, NHTSA
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590
You can also obtain other
information about motor vehicle
safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
Reporting Safety Defects
to the Canadian
Government
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:
Transport Canada
Road Safety Branch
80 rue Noel
Gatineau, QC J8Z 0A1
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Reporting Safety Defects
to General Motors
In addition to notifying NHTSA (or
Transport Canada) in a situation like
this, notify General Motors.
Call 1-800-458-8006, or write:
Cadillac Customer Assistance Center
Cadillac Motor Car Division
P.O. Box 33169
Detroit, MI 48232-5169
In Canada, call 1-888-446-2000,
or write:
Canadian Cadillac Customer Care
Centre, Mail Code: CA1-163-005
General Motors of Canada Company
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7
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CUSTOMER INFORMATION
Vehicle Data Recording
and Privacy
The vehicle has a number of
computers that record information
about the vehicle’s performance and
how it is driven. For example, the
vehicle uses computer modules to
monitor and control engine and
transmission performance, to monitor
the conditions for airbag deployment
and deploy them in a crash, and,
if equipped, to provide antilock
braking to help the driver control the
vehicle. These modules may store data
to help the dealer technician service
the vehicle. Some modules may also
store data about how the vehicle is
operated, such as rate of fuel
consumption or average speed. These
modules may retain personal
preferences, such as radio presets, seat
positions, and temperature settings.
Event Data Recorders
This vehicle is equipped with an event
data recorder (EDR). The main
purpose of an EDR is to record, in
certain crash or near crash-like
situations, such as an air bag
deployment or hitting a road obstacle,
data that will assist in understanding
how a vehicle’s systems performed.
The EDR is designed to record data
related to vehicle dynamics and safety
systems for a short period of time,
typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR
in this vehicle is designed to record
such data as:
. How various systems in your
vehicle were operating;
. Whether or not the driver and
passenger safety belts were
buckled/fastened;
. How far (if at all) the driver was
depressing the accelerator and/or
brake pedal; and,
. How fast the vehicle was traveling.
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
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law. Data that GM collects or receives
may also be used for GM research
needs or may be made available to
others for research purposes, where a
need is shown and the data is not tied
to a specific vehicle or vehicle owner.
OnStar®
If the vehicle is equipped with
OnStar® and has an active
subscription, additional data may be
collected through the OnStar system.
This includes information about the
vehicle’s operation; collisions involving
the vehicle; the use of the vehicle and
its features; and, in certain situations,
the location and approximate GPS
speed of the vehicle. Refer to the
OnStar Terms and Conditions and
Privacy Statement on the OnStar
website.
See OnStar Additional
Information 0 431.
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
The OnStar system status light is next
to the OnStar buttons. If the status
light is:
. Solid Green: System is ready.
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OnStar Services
Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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OnStar Additional Information
OnStar Additional
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including system limitations at
www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
= 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
.
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.
.
Obtain and customize the Wi-Fi®
hotspot name or SSID and
password, if equipped.
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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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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 from each
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.
other and use a combination of
letters, numbers, and symbols to
increase the security.
connection, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE), and
signal quality (poor, good,
excellent).
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.
3. To change the SSID or password,
press Q or call 1-888-4ONSTAR
to connect with an Advisor.
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
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. 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.
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.
Check the vehicle’s fuel level, oil
life, or tire pressure,
if factory-equipped with the Tire
Pressure Monitor System.
.
Send directions to the vehicle.
.
Locate the vehicle on a map (U.S.
market only).
.
Turn the vehicle's Wi-Fi hotspot
on/off, manage settings, and
monitor data consumption,
if equipped.
For OnStar RemoteLink information
and compatibility, see
www.onstar.com (U.S.) or
www.onstar.ca (Canada).
Remote Services
Contact an OnStar Advisor to unlock
the doors or sound the horn and flash
the lamps.
OnStar AtYourService
OnStar Advisors can provide offers
from restaurants and retailers on your
route, help locate hotels, or book a
room. These services vary by market.
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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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Reactivation for Subsequent
Owners
OnStar Additional
Information
In-Vehicle Audio Messages
Audio messages may play important
information at the following times:
Q
.
Prior to vehicle purchase. Press
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.
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
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Q to speak with an Advisor.
OnStar services cannot work unless
the vehicle is in a place where OnStar
has an agreement with a wireless
service provider for service in that
area. The wireless service provider
must also have coverage, network
capacity, reception, and technology
compatible with OnStar services.
Service involving location information
about the vehicle cannot work unless
GPS signals are available,
unobstructed, and compatible with
the OnStar hardware. OnStar services
may not work if the OnStar equipment
is not properly installed or it has not
been properly maintained.
If equipment or software is added,
connected, or modified, OnStar
services may not work. Other
problems beyond the control of
OnStar — such as hills, tall buildings,
tunnels, weather, electrical system
design and architecture of the vehicle,
damage to the vehicle in a crash,
or wireless phone network congestion
or jamming — may prevent service.
See Radio Frequency Statement 0 422.
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ONSTAR
Services for People with
Disabilities
OnStar Personal Identification
Number (PIN)
Advisors provide services to help
Subscribers with physical disabilities
and medical conditions.
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.
Press
Q to help:
.
Locate a gas station with an
attendant to pump gas.
.
Find a hotel, restaurant, etc., that
meets accessibility needs.
.
Provide directions to the closest
hospital or pharmacy in urgent
situations.
TTY Users
OnStar has the ability to communicate
to deaf, hard-of-hearing,
or speech-impaired customers while in
the vehicle. The available
dealer-installed TTY system can
provide in-vehicle access to all OnStar
services, except Virtual Advisor and
OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation.
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.
Warranty
OnStar equipment may be warranted
as part of the vehicle warranty.
Languages
The vehicle can be programmed to
respond in multiple languages.
Press Q and ask for an Advisor.
Advisors are available in English,
Spanish, and French. Available
languages may vary by country.
Potential Issues
OnStar cannot perform Remote Door
Unlock or Stolen Vehicle Assistance
after the vehicle has been off
continuously for 10 days without an
ignition cycle. If the vehicle has not
been started for five days, OnStar can
A temporary loss of GPS can cause
loss of the ability to send a
Turn-by-Turn Navigation route. The
Advisor may give a verbal route or
may ask for a call back after the
vehicle is driven into an open area.
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Cellular and GPS Antennas
Cellular reception is required for
OnStar to send remote signals to the
vehicle. Do not place items over or
near the antenna to prevent blocking
cellular and GPS signal reception.
Unable to Connect to OnStar
Message
If there is limited cellular coverage or
the cellular network has reached
maximum capacity, this message may
come on. Press Q to try the call again
or try again after driving a few miles
into another cellular area.
Vehicle and Power Issues
OnStar services require a vehicle
electrical system, wireless service, and
GPS satellite technologies to be
available and operating for features to
function properly. These systems may
not operate if the battery is
discharged or disconnected.
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 0 304. Added electrical
equipment may interfere with the
operation of the OnStar system and
cause it to not operate.
Vehicle Software Updates
OnStar or GM may remotely deliver
software updates or changes to the
vehicle without further notice or
consent. These updates or changes
may enhance or maintain safety,
security, or the operation of the
vehicle or the vehicle systems.
Software updates or changes may
affect or erase data or settings that
are stored in the vehicle, such as
OnStar Hands-Free Calling name tags,
saved navigation destinations,
or pre-set radio stations. Neither
OnStar nor GM is responsible for any
affected or erased data or settings.
These updates or changes may also
collect personal information. Such
collection is described in the OnStar
privacy statement or separately
disclosed at the time of installation.
These updates or changes may also
cause a system to automatically
communicate with GM servers to
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collect information about vehicle
system status, identify whether
updates or changes are available,
or deliver updates or changes. An
active OnStar agreement constitutes
consent to these software updates or
changes and agreement that either
OnStar or GM may remotely deliver
them to the vehicle.
Privacy
The complete OnStar Privacy
Statement may be found at
www.onstar.com (U.S.),
or www.onstar.ca (Canada). We
recommend that you review it. If you
have any questions, call
1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or
press Q to speak with an Advisor.
Users of wireless communications are
cautioned that the privacy of any
information sent via wireless cellular
communications cannot be assured.
Third parties may unlawfully intercept
or access transmissions and private
communications without consent.
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OnStar - Software
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Index
INDEX
A
Accessories and Modifications . . . . . 306
Accessory Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Adaptive Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Add-On Electrical Equipment . . . . . . 304
Additional Information
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
Additional Maintenance
and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Adjustments
Lumbar, Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Lumbar, Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Thigh Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine . . . . . . . . . . 320
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199, 206
Air Filter, Passenger
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Airbag System
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
How Does an Airbag Restrain? . . . . .87
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . . . . .89
What Makes an Airbag Inflate? . . . .87
What Will You See after an
Airbag Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
When Should an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Airbags
Adding Equipment to the
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Passenger Status Indicator . . . . . . . 139
Readiness Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Servicing Airbag-Equipped
Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Alarm
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Alert
Lane Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Side Blind Zone (SBZA) . . . . . . . . . . 276
All-Season Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242, 332
Antilock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . 243
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Appearance Care
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Armrest Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Ashtrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Assistance Systems for Driving . . . . 268
Assistance Systems for Parking
and Backing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Auto Stop Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Automatic
Climate Control System . . . . . 199, 206
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Automatic (cont'd)
Dimming Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Forward Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Headlamp System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Transmission Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Automatic Transmission
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Shift Lock Control Function
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Automatic Vehicle Hold (AVH) . . . . 245
B
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Power Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Voltage and Charging
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Battery - North America . . . . . .331, 379
Battery Gauge
High Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Blade Replacement, Wiper . . . . . . . . . 334
Boost Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Brake
Parking, Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
System Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Brakes (cont'd)
Antilock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Regenerative Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215, 216
Automatic Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270
Braking System
Front Pedestrian (FPB) . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Break-In, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
License Plate Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
C
Cadillac Premium Care
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
California
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Perchlorate Materials
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
California Proposition
65 Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306, 331, 379
Canadian Vehicle Owners . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Capacities and Specifications . . . . . . 409
437
Carbon Monoxide
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Cargo
Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Caution, Danger, and Warning . . . . . . . .2
Center Console Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Charge Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Charging
Delay Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Electrical Requirements . . . . . . . . . . 294
Plug-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Programmable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Utility Interruption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Wireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Charging Status Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Check
Malfunction Indicator Engine
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Child Restraints
Infants and Young Children . . . . . . . .96
Lower Anchors and Tethers
for Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Securing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108, 110
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Child Restraints (cont'd)
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Cigarette Lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Cleaning
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Climate Control Systems
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199, 206
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Cluster, Instrument . . . . . . . . . . . .125, 128
Collision Damage Repair . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Compartments
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Compressor Kit, Tire Sealant . . . . . . . 367
Connections
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Control
Traction and Electronic
Stability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Coolant
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Coolant (cont'd)
Engine Temperature Gauge . . . . . . 136
Engine Temperature Warning
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199, 206
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322, 323
Engine Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Courtesy Transportation
Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Cruise Control, Adaptive . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Text Telephone (TTY) Users . . . . . 415
Customer Information
Service Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Customer Satisfaction
Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413
D
Damage Repair, Collision . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Danger, Warning, and Caution . . . . . . . .2
Data Collection
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
Data Collection (cont'd)
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
Data Recorders, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) . . . 193
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Delayed Charging Override . . . . . . . . . 283
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Diagnostics
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430
Distracted Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Door
Ajar Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Ajar Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Power Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Rear Seat Pass-Through . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Drive Belt Routing, Engine . . . . . . . . . 411
Drive Systems
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242, 332
Driver Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . 261
Driver Information
Center (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Driver Mode Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Driver Selected Operating
Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
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Driving
Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Characteristics and
Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Defensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Drunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
For Better Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . .32
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . 219
If the Vehicle is Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Wet Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Driving for Better Energy
Efficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
E
Electric Engine Overheated
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Electric Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
Electric Parking Brake Light . . . . . . . 143
Electrical Equipment, Add-On . . . . . 304
Electrical Requirements for
Battery Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Electrical System
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . 337
Electrical System (cont'd)
Instrument Panel Fuse Block . . . . 341
Overload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
Emergency
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Energy Efficiency
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Energy Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Engine
Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Check and Service Engine
Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Compartment Overview . . . . . . . . . . 309
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Coolant Temperature Gauge . . . . . 136
Coolant Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322, 323
Cooling System Messages . . . . . . . . 169
Drive Belt Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Oil Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Oil Pressure Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
439
Engine (cont'd)
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Power Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Running While Parked . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227, 229
Engine Oil
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Engine Unavailable
Out of Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Equipment, Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Event Data Recorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Extended Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Extender, Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder . . . . . . 193
Exterior Lighting Battery Saver . . . . 197
F
Features
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Filter,
Engine Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Flashers, Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . 194
Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
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Fluid
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . 319
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Forward Automatic Braking . . . . . . . . 270
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Frequency Statement
Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Front Pedestrian Braking (FPB)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
Front Seats
Heated and Ventilated . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Economy Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Foreign Countries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . . . 148
Requirements, California . . . . . . . . . 296
System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Fuses
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Fuses (cont'd)
Fuses and Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . 337
Instrument Panel Fuse Block . . . . 341
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343
G
Garage Door Opener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Gauges
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Boost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Engine Coolant Temperature . . . . 136
Engine Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Engine Oil Temperature . . . . . . . . . . 136
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Power Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Voltmeter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Warning Lights and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
General Information
Service and Maintenance . . . . . . . . 393
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
H
Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . . . 194
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Head-up Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Headlamps
Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
High/Low Beam Changer . . . . . . . . . 193
Lamps On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Heated
Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Heated and Ventilated Front
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Heated and Ventilated Rear
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Heater
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199, 206
High Voltage Battery Gauge . . . . . . . 132
High-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
High-Speed Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . . . 219
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Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
HVAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199, 206
I
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Indicator
Pedestrian Ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Vehicle Ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Infants and Young Children,
Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Information
Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . .125, 128
Instrument Panel
Storage Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Instrument Panel Overview . . . . . . . . . . .6
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
J
Jump Starting - North America . . . . 379
K
Key and Lock Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Keyless Entry
Remote (RKE) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
L
Labeling, Tire Sidewall . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Lamps
Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Daytime Running (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . 193
Dome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Exterior Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder . . . . 193
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
License Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Malfunction Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Lane Change Alert (LCA) . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Lane Keep Assist (LKA) . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Lane Keep Assist Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
441
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
LATCH System
Replacing Parts after a Crash . . . . 107
LATCH, Lower Anchors and
Tethers for Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
LED Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Light
Electric Engine Overheated . . . . . . 147
Ready Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Vehicle Ready . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Light, Auto Stop Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Lighter, Cigarette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Lighting
Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Illumination Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Airbag Readiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Brake System Warning . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Charging System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Door Ajar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Electric Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Engine Coolant Temperature
Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
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Lights (cont'd)
Engine Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
High-Beam On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
High/Low Beam Changer . . . . . . . . . 193
Low Fuel Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Safety Belt Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Service Electric Parking Brake . . . 144
Service Vehicle Soon . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
StabiliTrak® OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Traction Control System
(TCS)/StabiliTrak® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Traction Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Locks
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Low-Profile Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
Children (LATCH System) . . . . . . . . 101
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 75
Lumbar Adjustment (cont'd)
Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
M
Maintenance
Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Maintenance and Care
Additional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Maintenance Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Malfunction Indicator Lamp . . . . . . . 141
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Messages
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Battery Voltage and Charging . . . . 166
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Door Ajar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Engine Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Engine Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Key and Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Messages (cont'd)
Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Object Detection System . . . . . . . . . 172
Propulsion Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Ride Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Safety Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Service Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Starting the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Steering System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Vehicle Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Vehicle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Mirror
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Mirrors
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Automatic Dimming Rearview . . . . .56
Convex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Tilt in Reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Mirrors, Interior Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . 56
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Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Driver Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Modes
Driver Selected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Monitor System, Tire Pressure . . . . . 355
N
Navigation
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Net, Convenience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
New Vehicle Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Night Vision System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
O
Object Detection System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Off-Road
Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Oil
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Engine Oil Pressure Gauge . . . . . . . 135
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Older Children, Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Online Owner Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
OnStar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
OnStar® Additional
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
OnStar® Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
OnStar® Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430
OnStar® Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
OnStar® Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
OnStar® Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426
OnStar® Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Ordering
Service Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Out of Fuel/Engine Unavailable . . . . 236
Outlets
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
P
Park
Shifting Into . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Shifting Out of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Parking
Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Extended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Over Things That Burn . . . . . . . . . . . 234
Parking Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Parking or Backing
Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
443
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Passenger Sensing System . . . . . . . . . . 89
Pedestrian Ahead Indicator . . . . . . . . 145
Perchlorate Materials
Requirements, California . . . . . . . . . 306
Personalization
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Plug-In Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Flows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Indicator Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Protection, Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Retained Accessory (RAP) . . . . . . . . 232
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Pregnancy, Using Safety Belts . . . . . . 81
Premium Care Maintenance
Cadillac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Privacy
Vehicle Data Recording . . . . . . . . . . 424
Program
Courtesy Transportation . . . . . . . . . 418
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Programmable Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Proposition
65 Warning,
California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306, 331, 379
Propulsion Power Messages . . . . . . . . 174
R
Radio Frequency Statement . . . . . . . . 422
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Ready Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Rear Camera Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door . . . . . . . 76
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Heated and Ventilated . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Rear Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Rear Vision Camera (RVC) . . . . . . . . . 262
Rear Window Sunshade . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Rearview Mirrors
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Recorder
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Records
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Recreational Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . 382
Regenerative Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Replacement Parts
Airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Replacing Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Replacing LATCH System Parts
after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Replacing Safety Belt System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Reporting Safety Defects
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
U.S. Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Requirements
Electrical Battery Charging . . . . . . . 294
Restraints
Where to Put . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Reverse Tilt Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Ride Control Systems
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Roads
Driving, Wet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Roadside Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Routing, Engine Drive Belt . . . . . . . . . 411
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
S
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Replacing after a Crash . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Use During Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Safety Defects Reporting
Canadian Government . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
General Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
U.S. Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Safety System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Scheduling Appointments . . . . . . . . . . 418
Sealant Kit, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Seats
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Heated and Ventilated Front . . . . . . .71
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Seats (cont'd)
Heated and Ventilated, Rear . . . . . . .76
Lumbar Adjustment, Front . . . . . . . . .67
Lumbar Adjustment, Rear . . . . . . . . . .75
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Power Adjustment, Front . . . . . . . . . .67
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Reclining Seatbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Securing Child Restraints . . . . .108, 110
Security
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
OnStar® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Vehicle Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Doing Your Own Work . . . . . . . . . . . 307
Engine Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Maintenance Records . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Maintenance, General
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Parts Identification Label . . . . . . . . 408
Publications Ordering
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Scheduling Appointments . . . . . . . . 418
Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Service (cont'd)
Vehicle Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Service Electric Parking Brake
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Services
Special Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Servicing the Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Shift Lock Control Function
Check, Automatic
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Shifting
Into Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
Out of Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) . . . . . . 276
Signals, Turn and Lane-Change . . . . 194
Spare Tire
Compact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Special Application Services . . . . . . . 400
Specifications and Capacities . . . . . . 409
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
StabiliTrak
OFF Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Start Assist, Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Start Vehicle, Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . .227, 229
Starting the Vehicle Messages . . . . . 177
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Status Screens
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Heated Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Steering System Messages . . . . . . . . . 176
Storage
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Storage Areas
Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Center Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Convenience Net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Storing the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Summer Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Sunshade
Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
System
Forward Collision Alert (FCA) . . . . 268
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198, 425
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System (cont'd)
Night Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Systems
Driver Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
T
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Text Telephone (TTY) Users . . . . . . . 415
Theft-Deterrent Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Thigh Support Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . 68
Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
All-Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Buying New Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
If a Tire Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
Low Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Pressure Monitor Operation . . . . . . 356
Pressure Monitor System . . . . . . . . 355
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Tires (cont'd)
Sealant and Compressor Kit . . . . . 367
Sealant and Compressor Kit,
Storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Sidewall Labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
Terminology and Definitions . . . . 350
Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . . . 362
Wheel Alignment and Tire
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
When It Is Time for New
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Towing
Driving Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Recreational Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Traction
Control System (TCS)/
StabiliTrak® Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Trailer
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Fluid, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Transportation Program,
Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Turn and Lane-Change Signals . . . . 194
U
Uniform Tire Quality Grading . . . . . . 362
Universal Remote System . . . . . . . . . . 187
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Using This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Utility Interruption of Charging . . . 293
V
Vehicle
Alarm System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Canadian Owners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . 408
Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Personalization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Reminder Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
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Vehicle (cont'd)
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Service Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Speed Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Vehicle Ahead Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Vehicle Care
Storing the Tire Sealant and
Compressor Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424
Vehicle Hold
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Vehicle Hold (AVH)
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Vehicle Ready Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Ventilation, Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Video Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Voltmeter Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
W
Warning
Brake System Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Caution and Danger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Lane Departure (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Warnings
Hazard Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Wheels
Alignment and Tire Balance . . . . . 364
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364
When It Is Time for New Tires . . . . 360
Where to Put the Restraint . . . . . . . . 100
Wi-Fi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Windshield
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Winter
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Winter Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 334
Wireless Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
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