2014 Cadillac ATS Owner Manual

2014 Cadillac ATS Owner Manual
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In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . 1-4
Vehicle Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Performance and
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Keys, Doors, and
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Keys and Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Vehicle Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Exterior Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Interior Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Seats and Restraints . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-32
Pedestrian Protection
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-47
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . 4-1
Additional Storage Features . . . 4-3
Roof Rack System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
Climate Control Systems . . . . . . 8-1
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Instruments and Controls . . . . 5-1
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Information Displays . . . . . . . . . . 5-24
Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-30
Vehicle Personalisation . . . . . . . 5-41
Driving and Operating . . . . . . . . 9-1
Driving Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . 9-14
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-21
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . 9-22
Manual Gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-26
Drive Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-27
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-27
Ride Control Systems . . . . . . . . 9-31
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-35
Driver Assistance Systems . . . 9-46
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-60
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-63
Conversions and Add-Ons . . . 9-63
Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Lighting Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
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Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-1
General Information . . . . . . . . . . 10-2
Vehicle Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-3
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Electrical System . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-27
Wheels and Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . 10-36
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-53
Towing the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . 10-56
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . 10-59
Service and Maintenance . . . 11-1
General Information . . . . . . . . . . 11-1
Scheduled Maintenance . . . . . . 11-1
Recommended Fluids,
Lubricants, and Parts . . . . . . . 11-5
Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1
Vehicle Identification . . . . . . . . . 12-1
Vehicle Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2
Customer Information . . . . . . . 13-1
Customer Information . . . . . . . . 13-1
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-1
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i-1
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Introduction
Using this Manual
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, the CADILLAC
Crest and Wreath, and CADILLAC
ATS are trademarks and/or service
marks of General Motors LLC, its
subsidiaries, affiliates, or licensors.
This manual describes features that
may or may not be on your specific
vehicle either because they are
options that you did not purchase or
due to changes subsequent to the
printing of this owner manual.
Please refer to the purchase
documentation relating to your
specific vehicle to confirm each of
the features found on your vehicle.
Keep this manual in the vehicle for
quick reference.
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.
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{ Caution
Text marked { Caution provides
information that may indicate a
hazard that could result in injury
or death. It could also result in
possible damage to the vehicle.
Danger, Warnings, and
Cautions
{ Danger
Text marked { Danger provides
information on risk of fatal injury.
Disregarding this information may
endanger life.
{ Warning
Text marked { Warning provides
information on risk of accident or
injury. Disregarding this
information may lead to injury.
A circle with a slash through it is a
safety symbol which means “Do
Not,” “Do not do this,” or “Do not let
this happen.”
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Symbols
The vehicle has components and
labels that use symbols instead of
text. Symbols are shown along with
the text describing the operation or
information relating to a specific
component, control, message,
gauge, or indicator.
M : This symbol is shown when
you need to see your owner manual
for additional instructions or
information.
* : This symbol is shown when
you need to see a service manual
for additional instructions or
information.
Vehicle Symbol Chart
Here are some additional symbols
that may be found on the vehicle
and what they mean. For more
information on the symbol, refer to
the Index.
9 : Airbag Readiness Light
# : Air Conditioning
G : Air Conditioning
Refrigerant Oil
! : Antilock Brake System (ABS)
g : Audio Steering Wheel Controls
$ : Brake System Warning Light
I : Certified Technician
" : Charging System
I : Cruise Control
B : Engine Coolant Temperature
O : Exterior Lamps
H : Flammable
. : Fuel Gauge
+ : Fuses
3 : Headlamp Main/Dipped-Beam
Changer
(:
j:
Heated Steering Wheel
LATCH System Child
Restraints
* : Malfunction Indicator Lamp
: : Oil Pressure
} : Power
/:
>:
7:
d:
M:
Remote Vehicle Start
Safety Belt Reminders
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Traction Control/StabiliTrak®
Windscreen Washer Fluid
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In Brief
Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel Overview . . . . 1-2
Initial Drive Information
Initial Drive Information . . . . . . . . 1-4
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Second Row Seats . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Head Restraint Adjustment . . . . 1-9
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Steering Wheel
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Windscreen Wiper/Washer . . . 1-11
Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Vehicle Features
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . .
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . .
Driver Information
Centre (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Vision
Camera (RVC) . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ultrasonic Parking Assist . . . .
Active Emergency Braking
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-13
1-13
1-14
1-14
1-15
1-15
1-15
1-15
1-15
1-16
1-16
Performance and Maintenance
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tyre Pressure Monitor . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . .
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-16
1-17
1-17
1-17
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Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel Overview
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8. Light Sensor. See Automatic
Headlamp System on page 6-4.
15. Electric Parking Brake (If
Equipped, Automatic
Transmission). See Parking
Brake (Manual) on page 9-28
or Parking Brake (Electric) on
page 9-29.
9. Dual Automatic Climate Control
System on page 8-1.
16. Head-Up Display (HUD) on
page 5-27 (If Equipped).
Adaptive Cruise Control on
page 9-38 (If Equipped).
10. Instrument Panel Illumination
Control on page 6-7.
17. Steering Wheel Adjustment on
page 5-2.
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System on page 9-51 (If
Equipped).
11. Bonnet Release (Out of View).
See Bonnet on page 10-3.
18. Horn on page 5-3.
1. Air Vents on page 8-6.
2. Exterior Lamp Controls on
page 6-1.
Indicator Lever. See Indicator
and Lane-Change Signals on
page 6-6.
3. Cruise Control on page 9-35.
Heated Steering Wheel on
page 5-2.
Steering Wheel Controls on
page 5-2.
4. Instrument Cluster on page 5-8.
Driver Information Centre (DIC)
Display. See Driver Information
Centre (DIC) on page 5-24.
5. Steering Wheel Controls on
page 5-2.
6. Windscreen Wiper/Washer on
page 5-3.
1-3
7. Infotainment on page 7-1.
12. Data Link Connector (DLC)
(Out of View). See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp on page 5-14.
13. Parking Assist Button. See
Driver Assistance Systems on
page 9-46.
Lane Departure Warning
(LDW) on page 9-57.
14. Tap Shift Controls (If
Equipped). See Manual Mode
on page 9-24.
19. ENGINE START/STOP Button.
See Ignition Positions on
page 9-15.
20. Heated Front Seats on
page 3-8 (If Equipped).
21. Storage Bin. See Instrument
Panel Storage on page 4-1.
22. Shift Lever. See Automatic
Transmission on page 9-22 or
Manual Gearbox on page 9-26
(If Equipped).
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23. Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control on page 9-31.
Electric Parking Brake (If
Equipped, Manual Gearbox).
See Parking Brake (Manual) on
page 9-28 or Parking Brake
(Electric) on page 9-29.
24. MODE Button. See Driver
Mode Control on page 9-34.
25. Instrument Panel Storage on
page 4-1.
26. Hazard Warning Flashers on
page 6-6.
Initial Drive
Information
Press and hold L for
three seconds to sound the panic
alarm.
This section provides a brief
overview about some of the
important features that may or may
not be on your specific vehicle.
Press L again or start the vehicle
to cancel the panic alarm.
For more detailed information, refer
to each of the features which can be
found later in this owner manual.
i:
Press and hold to release
the boot.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
The RKE transmitter may be used
to lock and unlock the doors from up
to 60 m (197 ft) away from the
vehicle.
Q:
K:
Press to lock all doors.
Press to unlock the driver door
or all doors, depending on the
vehicle personalisation settings.
See Vehicle Personalisation on
page 5-41.
L : Press and release once to
initiate vehicle locator.
Press the key release button near
the bottom of the transmitter to
remove the key. The key can be
used for the driver door and the
glove box.
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See Keys on page 2-1 and Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation on page 2-2.
.
Turn on the hazard warning
lights.
.
Turn the vehicle on and then off.
Remote Vehicle Start
See Remote Vehicle Start on
page 2-7.
If equipped with this feature, the
engine can be started from outside
of the vehicle.
Door Locks
Starting the Vehicle
.
From the outside, if the vehicle
is equipped with keyless access,
press the button on the door
handle when the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
is within range. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation on page 2-2.
.
Use the key in the front driver
door. The key cylinder is
covered by a cap. See Door
Locks on page 2-8.
1. Press and release
RKE transmitter.
2. Immediately press and hold /
for at least four seconds or until
the indicator lamps flash.
Cancelling a Remote Start
To cancel a remote start, do any of
the following:
.
Press and hold / until the
parking lamps turn off.
Power Door Locks
From the outside, press Q or K on
the RKE transmitter. See Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) System
Operation on page 2-2.
To lock or unlock a door manually:
Q on the
3. Press the brake pedal and select
the ON/RUN/START ignition
mode to drive the vehicle.
1-5
.
From the inside, to lock a rear
door push down on the door lock
knob on top of the door. To
unlock a door, pull once on the
door handle to unlock it, and
again to open it.
From the inside, press Q or K. The
indicator light in the switch will
illuminate when activated. See
Power Door Locks on page 2-11.
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Boot
Windows
The power window switches on the
driver door control all the windows.
Each passenger door has a switch
that controls only that window.
Press the switch to lower the
window. Pull the switch up to raise
it. See Power Windows on
page 2-21.
To open the boot, press | from
inside the vehicle or press i
on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter, or push the touch pad
on the rear of the boot above the
number plate. See Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) System Operation on
page 2-2 and Boot on page 2-12.
The power windows only operate
with the ignition in ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN/START,
or when Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) is active. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) on
page 9-19.
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Seat Adjustment
Power Seats
To adjust the seat:
.
.
.
Move the seat forward or
rearward by sliding the control
forward or rearward.
Raise or lower the seat by
moving the rear of the control up
or down.
If available, raise or lower the
front part of the seat cushion by
moving the front of the control
up or down.
See Power Seat Adjustment on
page 3-3.
See Lumbar Adjustment on
page 3-4.
Lumbar Adjustment
Reclining Seat Backrests
To adjust the lumbar and bolster
support:
To adjust the seat back:
.
.
Press and hold the control
forward or rearward to increase
or decrease lumbar support.
Press and hold the control up or
down to increase or decrease
seatback bolster support,
if available.
1-7
.
Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
.
Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
See Reclining Seat backrests on
page 3-5.
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Memory Features
Second Row Seats
The rear seatbacks can be folded
down to increase cargo space.
See Rear Seats on page 3-9.
Heated Seats
If equipped, the "1," "2," SET, and
B (Exit) buttons on the driver door
are used to manually save and
recall memory settings for the driver
seat and outside mirrors.
See Memory Seats on page 3-6 and
Vehicle Personalisation on
page 5-41.
Press J /M or z /L to heat the
driver or passenger seat cushion
and seatback.
Press the button once for the
highest setting. With each press of
the button, the seat will change to
the next lower setting, and then to
the off setting. The indicator lights
next to the buttons indicate three for
the highest setting and one for the
lowest. If the heated seats are on
high, the level may automatically be
lowered after approximately
30 minutes.
See Heated Front Seats on
page 3-8.
Uplevel Buttons Shown, Base
Buttons Similar
If available, the buttons are near the
climate controls on the centre stack.
To operate, the ignition must be in
ON/RUN/START.
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Head Restraint
Adjustment
Safety Belts
1-9
Mirror Adjustment
Exterior Mirrors
Do not drive until the head restraints
for all occupants are installed and
adjusted properly.
To achieve a comfortable seating
position, change the seatback
recline angle as little as necessary
while keeping the seat and the head
restraint height in the proper
position.
See Head Restraints on page 3-2
and Power Seat Adjustment on
page 3-3.
Refer to the following sections for
important information on how to use
safety belts properly:
.
Safety Belts on page 3-11.
1. Move the selector switch to L
(Left) or R (Right) to choose the
driver or passenger mirror.
.
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly on page 3-12.
2. Press one of the four arrows to
move the mirror.
.
Lap-Shoulder Belt on page 3-13.
.
ISOFIX Child Restraint Systems
on page 3-42
3. Move the selector switch to
deselect the mirror.
The vehicle has power folding
mirrors. See Folding Mirrors on
page 2-19.
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Interior Mirrors
Adjust the rearview mirror for a clear
view of the area behind the vehicle.
Steering Wheel
Adjustment
Interior Lighting
Dome Lamp
The dome lamp is in the overhead
console.
Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror
This 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. See
Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
on page 2-20.
To adjust the steering wheel:
1. Pull the lever down.
2. Move the steering wheel up
or down.
To change the dome lamp settings,
press the following:
3. Pull or push the steering wheel
closer or away from you.
OFF: Turns the lamp off, even
when a door is open.
4. Pull the lever up to lock the
steering wheel in place.
DOOR: The lamp comes on when
a door is opened.
Do not adjust the steering wheel
while driving.
ON: Turns the lamp on.
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Reading Lamps
There are reading lamps on the
overhead console and over the rear
passenger doors. These lamps
come on when any door is opened.
To manually turn the reading lamps
on or off:
For more information on interior
lighting, see Instrument Panel
Illumination Control on page 6-7.
Exterior Lighting
1-11
; : 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 on
page 6-1 and Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) on page 6-4.
Windscreen Wiper/
Washer
The exterior lamp control is on the
indicator lever.
Turn the control to the following
positions:
Press m or n next to each
overhead console reading lamp.
Press the lamp lens to turn the rear
passenger reading lamps on or off.
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.
With the ignition in ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN/START,
move the stalk to select the wiper
speed.
HI: Use for fast wipes.
LO: Use for slow wipes.
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Climate Controls
This system controls the heating, cooling, and ventilation.
INT: Move the lever up to INT for
intermittent wipes, then turn the x
INT band up for more frequent
wipes or down for less frequent
wipes.
OFF: Use to turn the wipers off.
1X : For a single wipe, briefly move
the stalk down. For several wipes,
hold the stalk down.
nL:
Pull the stalk toward you to
spray windscreen washer fluid and
activate the wipers.
See Windscreen Wiper/Washer on
page 5-3.
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
5. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
2. Fan Control
7. Rear Window Demister
3. OFF (Fan)
8. Recirculation
4. Driver and Passenger Heated
Seats (If Equipped)
See Dual Automatic Climate Control
System on page 8-1.
6. Defrost
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Transmission
Automatic Transmission
Driver Shift Control (DSC) or Tap
Shift
Vehicles equipped with DSC allow
shifting an automatic transmission
similar to a manual gearbox. DSC
can be enabled through the shift
lever, or the tap shift controls on the
back of the steering wheel (if
equipped). See Manual Mode on
page 9-24.
Vehicle Features
1-13
Cruise Control
Steering Wheel Controls
The infotainment system can be
operated by using the steering
wheel controls. See "Steering
Wheel Controls" in the infotainment
manual.
J:
Press to turn the system on
and off. A white cruise control
indicator appears in the instrument
cluster when cruise is turned on.
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+RES: Press the control up briefly
to resume to make the vehicle
resume to a previously set speed or
press and hold to accelerate.
If cruise control is already active,
use to increase vehicle speed. To
increase speed by 1 km/h (1 mph),
press +RES up to the first detent. To
increase speed to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the speedometer,
press +RES up to the second
detent.
SET−: Press the control down
briefly to set the speed and activate
cruise control. If cruise control is
already active, use to decrease
vehicle speed. To decrease speed
by 1 km/h (1 mph), press SET−
down to the first detent. To decrease
speed to the next 5 km/h (5 mph)
mark on the speedometer, press
SET− down to the second detent.
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Press to disengage cruise
control without erasing the set
speed from memory.
See Cruise Control on page 9-35 or
Adaptive Cruise Control on
page 9-38 (if equipped).
Infotainment System
See the infotainment manual for
information on the radio, audio
players, phone, navigation system,
and voice or speech recognition.
It also includes information on
settings and downloadable
applications (if equipped).
Driver Information
Centre (DIC)
The DIC display is in the instrument
cluster. It shows the status of many
vehicle systems.
y or z : Press to move up or
down in a list.
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 Driver Information Centre (DIC)
on page 5-24.
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Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System
If equipped, FCA may help avoid or
reduce the harm caused by
front-end crashes. FCA provides a
green indicator when a vehicle is
detected directly ahead. This
indicator displays amber if you
follow a vehicle much too closely.
It also provides a flashing red alert
on the windscreen and rapidly
beeps or pulses the driver seat,
when approaching a vehicle too
quickly.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System on page 9-51.
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW)
If equipped, LDW is intended to help
avoid unintentional lane departures
at speeds of 56 km/h (35 mph) or
greater. LDW uses a camera sensor
to detect the lane markings. The
LDW indicator, @, appears green if
a lane marking is detected. If the
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vehicle departs the lane, the
indicator will change to amber and
flash. In addition, beeps will sound,
or the driver seat will pulse.
See Assistance Systems for Parking
or Backing on page 9-47.
See Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
on page 9-57.
If equipped, Ultrasonic Rear Parking
Assist (URPA) uses sensors on the
rear bumper to assist with parking
and avoiding objects while in
R (Reverse). It operates at speeds
less than 8 km/h (5 mph). URPA
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.
Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA)
If equipped, SBZA will detect
vehicles in the next lane over in the
vehicle's side blind zone area.
When this happens, the SBZA
display will light up in the
corresponding outside side mirror
and will flash if the turn signal is on.
See Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
on page 9-56.
Rear Vision
Camera (RVC)
If equipped, RVC displays a view of
the area behind the vehicle, on the
centre stack display, when the
vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse).
Ultrasonic Parking Assist
The vehicle may also have the Front
Parking Assist system, a higher
speed Backing Warning System,
and the Rear Automatic Braking
system.
See Driver Assistance Systems on
page 9-46.
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In Brief
Active Emergency
Braking System
If the vehicle has Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC) it also has the Active
Emergency Braking System, which
includes Intelligent Brake Assist
(IBA) and the Automatic Collision
Preparation (ACP) System. These
systems can provide a boost to
braking or automatically brake the
vehicle to help avoid or lessen the
severity of crashes.
See Active Emergency Braking
System on page 9-54.
Power Outlets
The accessory power outlets can be
used to plug in electrical equipment,
such as a cell phone or MP3 player.
The vehicle has two accessory
power outlets:
.
.
Inside the front storage bin
below the climate control
system.
On the rear of the centre floor
console.
Lift the cover to access the
accessory power outlet.
See Power Outlets on page 5-5.
Performance and
Maintenance
Traction Control/
Electronic Stability
Control
The traction control system limits
wheel spin. The system is on when
the vehicle is started.
The StabiliTrak system assists with
directional control of the vehicle in
difficult driving conditions. The
system is on when the vehicle is
started.
.
To turn off traction control, press
and release g on the centre
console. i illuminates in the
instrument cluster and the
appropriate DIC message
displays. See Ride Control
System Messages on page 5-37.
.
Press and release g again to
turn traction control back on.
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In Brief
.
.
To turn off both Traction Control
and StabiliTrak, press and
hold g until g and i illuminate
in the instrument cluster. The
appropriate DIC message
displays. See Ride Control
System Messages on page 5-37.
stop as soon as possible and inflate
the tyres to the recommended
pressure shown on the Tyre and
Loading Information label. See
Vehicle Load Limits on page 9-10.
The warning light will remain on until
the tyre pressure is corrected.
Press and release g again to
turn on both systems.
The low tyre 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
tyre pressures are getting low and
the tyres need to be inflated to the
proper pressure.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control on page 9-31.
Tyre Pressure Monitor
This vehicle may have a Tyre
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).
The TPMS does not replace normal
monthly tyre maintenance. Maintain
the correct tyre pressures.
See Tyre Pressure Monitor System
on page 10-41.
The oil life system should be reset
to 100% only following an oil
change.
Resetting the Oil Life System
After you change the oil, the oil life
system will need to be reset. See
your dealer for service.
See Engine Oil Life System on
page 10-8.
Driving for Better Fuel
Economy
Driving habits can affect fuel
mileage. Here are some driving tips
to get the best fuel economy
possible.
.
Avoid fast starts and accelerate
smoothly.
.
Brake gradually and avoid
abrupt stops.
.
Avoid idling the engine for long
periods of time.
Engine Oil Life System
The low tyre pressure warning light
alerts to a significant loss in
pressure of one of the vehicle's
tyres. If the warning light comes on,
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.
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In Brief
.
When road and weather
conditions are appropriate, use
cruise control.
.
Always follow posted speed
limits or drive more slowly when
conditions require.
.
Keep vehicle tyres properly
inflated.
.
Combine several trips into a
single trip.
.
Replace the vehicle's tyres with
the same TPC Spec number
moulded into the tyre's sidewall
near the size.
.
Follow recommended scheduled
maintenance.
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Keys, Doors, and Windows
Keys, Doors, and
Windows
Exterior Mirrors
Keys and Locks
Interior Mirrors
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Doors
Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Vehicle Security
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Alarm System . . . . . . .
Anti-theft Locking System . . . .
Immobiliser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Immobiliser Operation . . . . . . .
2-14
2-14
2-16
2-17
2-17
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2-19
2-19
2-20
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . 2-20
Manual Rearview Mirror . . . . . . 2-20
Automatic Dimming Rearview
Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Windows
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
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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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If there is a decrease in the RKE
operating range:
To remove the key, press the button
near the bottom of the transmitter,
and pull the key out. Never pull the
key out without pressing the button.
See your dealer if a new key is
needed.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System
See Declaration of Conformity on
page 13-1.
This key, inside the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter, is used for
the driver door and glove box.
.
Check the distance. The
transmitter may be too far from
the vehicle.
.
Check the location. Other
vehicles or objects may be
blocking the signal.
.
Check the transmitter's battery.
See “Battery Replacement” later
in this section.
.
If the transmitter is still not
working correctly, see your
dealer or a qualified technician
for service.
Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation
The RKE transmitter functions may
work up to 60 m (197 ft) away from
the vehicle.
Keep in mind that other conditions,
such as those previously stated, can
impact the performance of the
transmitter.
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immediately unlock. See “Unlocked
Door Anti Lock Out” under Vehicle
Personalisation on page 5-41. If the
passenger door is open when Q is
pressed, all doors lock.
Pressing K will disarm the
theft-deterrent system. See Vehicle
Alarm System on page 2-14.
Pressing Q may also arm the
theft-deterrent system. See Vehicle
Alarm System on page 2-14.
/ (Remote Start): If equipped,
press and release Q and then
immediately press and hold / for at
When the doors are locked, the fuel
door is also locked.
With Remote Start and Remote
Boot Release Shown, Without
Similar
Q (Lock):
Press to lock all doors.
The indicator lamp indicators may
flash and/or the horn may sound to
indicate locking. See “Remote
Locking, Unlocking, Starting” under
Vehicle Personalisation on
page 5-41.
If the driver door is open when Q is
pressed and “Unlocked Door Anti
Lock Out” is enabled through the
vehicle personalisation, all doors will
lock and then the driver door will
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K (Unlock): Press to unlock the
driver door or all doors. When
remotely unlocking the vehicle at
night, the headlamps and reversing
lamps will come on for about
30 seconds to light your approach to
the vehicle. The indicators may
flash to indicate unlocking. Memory
seat positions may be recalled when
unlocking the vehicle. See Memory
Seats on page 3-6.
See “Remote Locking, Unlocking,
Starting” under Vehicle
Personalisation on page 5-41.
When the doors are unlocked, the
fuel door is unlocked.
least four seconds to start the
engine from outside the vehicle
using the RKE transmitter. See
Remote Vehicle Start on page 2-7.
L (Vehicle Locator/Panic
Alarm): Press and release once to
initiate vehicle locator. The exterior
lamps flash and the horn chirps
three times. Press and hold L for
three seconds to sound the panic
alarm. The horn sounds and the
indicators flash for 30 seconds,
or until L is pressed again or the
vehicle is started.
i (Remote Boot Release):
Press and hold open the boot.
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Keyless Access Operation
Keyless Unlocking/Locking from
the Passenger Doors
Some vehicles have the Keyless
Access system that lets you lock
and unlock the doors and access
the boot 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 the vehicle has this
feature, 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 press from the
driver door. See Vehicle
Personalisation on page 5-41.
Keyless Unlocking/Locking from
the Driver Door
When the doors are locked and the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft)
of the door handle, pressing the
lock/unlock button on the driver door
handle will unlock the driver door.
If the lock/unlock button is pressed
again within five seconds, all
passenger doors will unlock.
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:
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 lock/unlock button was used
to unlock all doors.
.
Any vehicle door has opened
and all doors are now closed.
Passive Locking
If equipped with Keyless Access,
this feature will lock the vehicle
several seconds after all doors are
closed, if the vehicle is off and at
least one RKE transmitter has been
removed from the interior or none
remain in the interior.
If equipped with a locking fuel filler
flap, the flap will also lock at
this time.
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Temporary Disable Passive
Locking Feature
Temporarily disable the 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
switched on.
To customise the doors to
automatically lock when exiting the
vehicle, see “Remote Lock, Unlock,
Start” under Vehicle Personalisation
on page 5-41.
Keyless Boot Opening
Press the touch pad on the boot
handle to open the boot if the RKE
transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft).
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.
When the replacement transmitter is
programmed to this vehicle, all
remaining transmitters must also be
reprogrammed. Any lost or stolen
transmitters will no longer work
once the new transmitter is
programmed. Each vehicle can
have up to eight transmitters
programmed to it. See your dealer
to program transmitters to this
vehicle.
Starting the Vehicle with a Low
Transmitter Battery
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 you try to start the vehicle.
See Key and Lock Messages on
page 5-34.
To start the vehicle:
1. Open the centre console storage
area and the storage tray.
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2. Place the transmitter in the
transmitter pocket.
3. With the vehicle in P (Park) ,
N (Neutral) or Neutral, press the
brake pedal and the ENGINE
START/STOP button.
Replace the transmitter battery
as soon as possible.
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Battery Replacement
{ Warning
Make sure that you dispose of old
batteries in accordance with
environmental protection
regulations to help protect the
environment and your health.
{ Caution
When replacing the battery, do
not touch any of the circuitry on
the transmitter. Static from your
body could damage the
transmitter.
Replace the battery if the REPLACE
BATTERY IN REMOTE KEY
message displays in the DIC.
1. Press the button near the bottom
of the transmitter and pull the
key out.
2. Use the oval base of the key
blade to separate the two halves
of the transmitter.
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/ (Remote Vehicle Start):
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
demister may come on during
remote start based on cold ambient
conditions. The rear demist indicator
light does not come on during
remote start.
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.
If the vehicle has heated seats, they
may come on during a remote start.
See Heated Front Seats on
page 3-8.
Remote Vehicle Start
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 equipped, this feature allows the
engine to be started from outside
the vehicle.
If your vehicle is low on fuel, do not
use the remote start feature. The
vehicle may run out of fuel.
5. Align the key release button and
snap the transmitter back
together.
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The RKE transmitter range may be
less while the vehicle is running.
Other conditions can affect the
performance of the transmitter. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System on page 2-2.
Starting the Engine Using Remote
Start
1. Press and release
RKE transmitter.
Q on the
2. Immediately press and hold /
for at least four seconds or until
the indicator lamps flash. This
confirms the request to remote
start the vehicle has been
received. If the vehicle's
lamps are not visible, press and
hold / for at least four seconds.
During the remote start, the
doors will be locked and the
parking lamps will remain on as
long as the engine is running.
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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.
Cancelling a Remote Start
.
The oil pressure is low.
To cancel a remote start, do any of
the following:
.
Two remote vehicle starts or a
start with an extension have
already been used.
.
The vehicle is not in P (Park).
.
Press and hold / until the
parking lamps turn off.
.
Turn on the hazard warning
lights.
.
Turn the vehicle on and then
back off.
Extending Engine Run Time
The engine run time can also be
extended by another 10 minutes,
if during the first 10 minutes
Steps 1–2 are repeated while the
engine is still running. This provides
a total of 20 minutes.
Conditions in Which Remote Start
Will Not Work
The remote start can only be
extended once.
.
The ignition is in any mode other
than OFF.
.
The transmitter is in the vehicle.
.
The bonnet is not closed.
.
The hazard warning flashers
are on.
.
There is an emission control
system malfunction.
.
The engine coolant temperature
is too high.
A maximum of two remote starts,
or a remote start with an extension,
are allowed between ignition cycles.
The vehicle's ignition must be
changed to ON/RUN/START and
then back to OFF before the remote
start procedure can be used again.
The remote start will not operate if
any of the following occur:
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.
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Warning (Continued)
.
Young children who get into
unlocked vehicles may be
unable to get out. A child can
be overcome by extreme heat
and can suffer permanent
injuries or even death from
heat stroke. Always lock the
vehicle whenever leaving it.
.
Outsiders can easily enter
through an unlocked door
when slowing or stopping the
vehicle. Lock the doors to
help prevent this from
happening.
Keyless Access
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Key Cylinder Access
To access the key cylinder:
1. Pull the door handle (1) to the
open position.
If equipped, use the Keyless Access
system to lock and unlock the door.
When the doors are locked and the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft) of the
driver door handle, press the lock/
unlock button. 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 on page 2-2.
2. Insert the key (4) into the slot (3)
on the bottom of the cap (2) and
pry outward.
3. Move the cap (2) rearward and
remove.
4. Use the key (4) in the cylinder.
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Inside the Vehicle
On the rear doors, push down on
the door lock knob to lock the door
manually. Pull once on the door
handle to unlock the door and again
to open the door.
Press the power door lock switch to
lock or unlock all doors
automatically. See Power Door
Locks on page 2-11.
To replace the cap:
1. Pull the door handle to the open
position.
2. Insert the two tabs (7) at the
back of the cap (8) between the
seal (5) and the metal base (6).
3. Move the cap forward and press
to snap the cap in place.
4. Release the door handle.
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Power Door Locks
Delayed locking can only be turned
on when the Unlocked Door Anti
Lockout feature has been turned off.
When Q is pressed on the power
door lock switch with the door open,
a chime will sound three times
indicating that delayed locking is
active.
Q (Lock):
Press to lock the doors.
The indicator light in the switch will
illuminate when activated.
K (Unlock): Press to unlock the
doors.
Delayed Locking
This feature delays the actual
locking of the doors until
five seconds after all doors are
closed.
The doors will then lock
automatically five seconds after all
doors are closed. If a door is
reopened before five seconds have
elapsed, the five-second timer will
reset once all the doors are closed
again.
Press Q on the door lock switch
again, or press Q on the RKE
transmitter, to override this feature
and lock the doors immediately.
Delayed locking can be
programmed through the Driver
Information Centre (DIC). See
Vehicle Personalisation on
page 5-41.
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Lockout Protection
If the vehicle is in ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN/START
with the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter in the vehicle 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 with the RKE
transmitter in the vehicle 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 after closing all of
the doors.
This feature can be manually
overridden with the driver door open
by pressing and holding Q on the
power door lock switch.
Unlocked Door Anti Lock Out
When this feature is on and door
locking is requested with the driver
door open, all doors will lock and
only the driver door will unlock. The
driver door must be closed before
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locking is requested for all doors to
remain locked. When this feature is
off, the Delayed Door Lock menu
will be available.
Press v { to activate the safety
locks on the rear doors. The
indicator light in the switch will
illuminate when activated.
This feature can also be
programmed. See Vehicle
Personalisation on page 5-41.
The rear door power windows are
also disabled. See Power Windows
on page 2-21.
Safety Locks
Press v { again to deactivate the
lockout switch.
If an inside rear door handle is
being pulled at the same time the
safety lock is deactivated, only that
door will remain locked and the
indicator light may flash. Release
the handle, then press the safety
lock twice to deactivate the safety
locks.
Doors
Boot
{ Warning
Exhaust gases can enter the
vehicle if it is driven with the
tailgate or boot/hatch open,
or with any objects that pass
through the seal between the
body and the boot/hatch or
tailgate. 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 tailgate or boot/hatch open:
The rear door safety locks prevent
passengers from opening the rear
doors from inside the vehicle.
.
Close all of the windows.
.
Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
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.
.
Boot Lock Release
Adjust the climate control
system to a setting that
brings in only outside air and
set the fan speed to the
highest setting. See “Climate
Control Systems” in the
Index.
If equipped with Keyless Access,
the boot may also be opened while
the vehicle is locked by pressing the
touch pad on the rear of the boot
above the number plate while the
RKE transmitter is within 1 m (3 ft)
of the rear of the vehicle.
If the vehicle is ever without power,
the boot area can still be accessed
through the rear seat pass-through
door, if equipped.
If the vehicle is equipped with
a power tailgate, disable the
power tailgate function.
See Engine Exhaust on
page 9-21.
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To open the boot the vehicle must
be off or the gear lever must be in
P (Park).
.
.
| on the driver door.
Press i on the RKE
Press
transmitter.
.
Press the touch pad on the rear
of the boot above the number
plate when all doors are
unlocked.
1. Fold the rear armrest down and
open the pass-through door. See
Rear Seat Pass-Through Door
on page 3-11.
2. Reach inward through the
opening to locate the emergency
boot release handle. See
“Emergency Boot Release
Handle” following.
3. Pull the release handle toward
the front of the vehicle to open
the boot.
By folding the rear seat, if equipped:
1. Fold down the rear seatback.
See Rear Seats on page 3-9.
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2. Reach inward through the
opening to locate the emergency
boot release handle.
3. Pull the release handle toward
the front of the vehicle to open
the boot.
Emergency Boot Release
Handle
{ Caution
Do not use the emergency boot
release handle as a tie-down or
anchor point when securing items
in the boot as it could damage the
handle.
There is a glow-in-the-dark
emergency boot release handle on
the boot lid. This handle will glow
following exposure to light. Pull the
release handle to open the boot
from the inside.
Vehicle Security
This vehicle has theft-deterrent
features; however, they do not make
the vehicle impossible to steal.
Vehicle Alarm System
This vehicle has an anti-theft alarm
system.
The indicator light, on the
instrument panel near the
windscreen, indicates the status of
the system.
Off: Vehicle system is disarmed.
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On Solid: Vehicle is secured
during the delay to arm the system.
Fast Flash: Vehicle is unsecured.
A door, the bonnet, or the boot
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.
The alarm will also be activated if a
passenger door, the boot, or the
bonnet is opened without first
disarming the system. When the
alarm is activated, the indicators
flash and the horn sounds for about
30 seconds. The alarm system will
then re-arm to monitor for the next
unauthorised event.
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Disarming the Alarm System
To disarm the alarm system or turn
off the alarm if it has been activated,
do one of the following:
K on the RKE transmitter.
.
Press
.
Unlock the vehicle using the
Keyless Access system.
.
Start the vehicle.
To avoid setting off the alarm by
accident:
.
Lock the vehicle after all
occupants have left the vehicle
and all doors are closed.
.
Always unlock a door with the
RKE transmitter or use the
Keyless Access system.
Unlocking the driver door with the
key will not disarm the system or
turn off the alarm.
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How to Detect a Tamper
Condition
If K is pressed on the transmitter
and the horn chirps 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 on
page 5-38.
Power Sounder Inclination
Sensor, and Intrusion Sensor
In addition to the standard
theft-deterrent system features, this
system also has an inclination
sensor and intrusion sensor.
The power sounder provides an
audible alarm which is different from
the vehicle's horn. It has its own
power source, and can sound an
alarm when 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 set off the
alarm it if senses an unauthorised
entry into the vehicle's interior. Do
not allow passengers or pets to
remain in the vehicle when the
intrusion sensor is activated.
Before arming the theft-deterrent
system and activating the intrusion
sensor:
.
Make sure all doors and
windows are completely closed.
.
Secure any loose items such as
a sun visors.
.
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 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.
Anti-theft Locking System
The vehicle is equipped with a
deadbolt locking feature in addition
to the standard door locks.
If the vehicle has the keyless
access system, the deadbolt is
engaged whenever you press Q on
the keyless access transmitter twice
within five seconds.
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If the vehicle does not have keyless
access, use either the removable
key or the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter to lock or unlock
the doors and operate the deadbolt.
.
Hold the removable key in the
lock position for a few seconds
or quickly turn the key twice in
the lock cylinder to secure the
doors with the deadbolt.
.
Press Q on the RKE transmitter
once to lock all the doors.
Pressing the button again within
three seconds will secure the
deadbolt.
When the doors are secured with
the deadbolt, the manual door lock
controls will not unlock the doors.
Also, if the theft-deterrent system is
armed, the doors cannot be
unlocked using the power door lock
controls.
Press K on the transmitter once to
open the deadbolt and unlock the
driver door. Pressing the button
again within three seconds will
unlock all the doors.
If the vehicle does not have keyless
access, unlocking the driver door
from the outside with the removable
key disengages the deadbolt for all
doors. However, only the driver door
will be unlocked.
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The vehicle is automatically
immobilised when the vehicle is
turned off.
The immobilisation 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.
You must unlock the passenger
doors manually or with the power
door locks.
Immobiliser
See Declaration of Conformity on
page 13-1.
Immobiliser Operation
This vehicle has a passive
theft-deterrent system.
The system does not have to be
manually armed or disarmed.
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
immobiliser control unit in the
vehicle. Only a correctly matched
RKE transmitter will start the
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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 comes on briefly when
the ignition is turned on.
If the engine does not start and the
security light stays on, there is a
problem with the system. Turn the
ignition off and try again.
If the vehicle will not change ignition
modes (ACC/ACCESSORY, ON/
RUN/START, OFF), and the RKE
transmitter appears to be
undamaged, try another transmitter.
Or, you may try placing the
transmitter in the transmitter pocket
located in the centre console. See
Key and Lock Messages on
page 5-34.
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 your
dealer.
It is possible for the immobiliser
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 on page 2-2.
Do not leave the key or device that
disarms or deactivates the
theft-deterrent system in the vehicle.
Exterior Mirrors
Convex Mirrors
{ Warning
A convex mirror can make things,
like other vehicles, look farther
away than they really are. If you
cut too sharply into the right lane,
you could hit a vehicle on the
right. Check the inside mirror or
glance over your shoulder before
changing lanes.
The driver and passenger side
mirrors are convex shaped.
A convex mirror's surface is curved
so more can be seen from the driver
seat. The driver convex mirror
contains an aspherical area to
reduce blind spots.
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Power Mirrors
Exterior Automatic Dimming
Mirror
If equipped, there is a driver side
exterior automatic dimming mirror
that will automatically adjust for the
glare of headlamps behind.
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Folding Mirrors
Power Folding Mirrors
Memory Mirrors
If equipped, there are exterior
memory mirrors. See Memory Seats
on page 3-6.
Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
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
If equipped, there is Side Blind Zone
Alert. See Side Blind Zone Alert
(SBZA) on page 9-56.
Indicator
To fold the mirrors:
If equipped, there are indicators on
the mirror housings. The indicator
will flash when an indication is made
or the hazard warning flashers
are used.
1. Move the selector switch to
).
2. Press the down arrow to fold the
mirrors.
3. Press the down arrow again to
unfold the mirrors.
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Reset the power folding mirrors if:
.
They are obstructed while
folding.
.
They are accidentally manually
folded or unfolded.
.
They do not stay in the unfolded
position.
.
They vibrate at normal driving
speeds.
To reset the power folding mirrors,
fold and unfold the mirrors once
using the controls. A noise may be
heard during resetting. This sound
is normal after a manual folding
operation.
Heated Mirrors
= (Rear Window Demister):
Press to heat the mirrors.
See Dual Automatic Climate Control
System on page 8-1.
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.
Manual Rearview Mirror
If equipped with a manual rearview
mirror, push the tab forward for
daytime use and pull it for night time
use to avoid glare from the
headlamps from behind.
Automatic Dimming
Rearview Mirror
If equipped, automatic dimming
reduces the glare of headlamps
from behind. The dimming feature
comes on when the vehicle is
started.
Windows
{ Warning
Never leave a child, a helpless
adult, or a pet alone in a vehicle,
especially with the windows
closed in warm or hot weather.
They can be overcome by the
extreme heat and suffer
permanent injuries or even death
from heat stroke.
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Express-Down/Up Windows
The vehicle aerodynamics are
designed to improve fuel economy
performance. This may result in a
pulsing sound when either rear
window is down and the front
windows are up. To reduce the
sound, open either a front window
or the sunroof, if equipped.
Windows with the express feature
allow the windows to be raised and
lowered all the way without holding
the switch.
Press or pull the switch fully and
release it to activate the express
feature.
Power Windows
{ Warning
Children could be seriously
injured or killed if caught in the
path of a closing window. Never
leave the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter in a vehicle with
children. When there are children
in the rear seat, use the window
lockout switch to prevent
operation of the windows. See
Keys on page 2-1.
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The express mode can be cancelled
by briefly pressing or pulling the
switch.
The power windows only operate
with the ignition in ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN/START,
or when Retained Accessory Power
(RAP) is active. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) on
page 9-19.
The power window switches on the
driver door control all the windows.
Each passenger door has a switch
that controls only that window.
Press the switch to lower the
window. Pull the switch up to
raise it.
Express Window Anti-Pinch
Feature
If any object is in the path of the
window when the express-up is
active, the window will stop at the
obstruction and auto-reverse to a
preset factory position. Weather
conditions such as severe icing may
also cause the window to
auto-reverse. The window will return
to normal operation after the
obstruction or condition is removed.
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Express Window Anti-Pinch
Override
{ Warning
If express override is activated,
the window will not reverse
automatically. You or others could
be injured and the window could
be damaged. Before you use
express override, make sure that
all people and obstructions are
clear of the window path.
The anti-pinch feature can be
overridden when the ignition is in
ON/RUN/START. Hold the window
switch all the way up to the second
position. The window will rise for as
long as the switch is held. Once the
switch is released, the express
mode is reactivated.
In this mode, the window can close
on an object in its path. Use care
when using the override mode.
Programming the Power
Windows
If the vehicle battery has been
recharged or disconnected, or is not
working, the front power windows
may need to be reprogrammed for
the express-up feature to work.
Before reprogramming, replace or
recharge the vehicle battery.
The window is now reprogrammed.
Repeat the process for the other
windows.
Window Lockout
To program:
1. With the ignition in ON/RUN or
ACC/ACCESSORY, or when
RAP is active, close all doors.
2. Press down the power window
switch until the window is
fully open.
3. Pull the power window switch up
until the window is fully closed.
4. Continue holding the switch up
for approximately two seconds
after the window is completely
closed.
This feature prevents the rear
passenger windows from operating,
except from the driver position.
Press v { to activate the window
lockout. The indicator light in the
switch will illuminate when
activated.
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The rear door safety locks are also
disabled. See Safety Locks on
page 2-12.
Press v { again to deactivate the
lockout switch.
If the indicator light flashes, the
feature may not be working properly.
Sun Visors
Pull the visor toward you, or move it
to the side to help reduce glare.
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
on page 9-15 and Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) on
page 9-19.
To use the lighted mirror, lift the
cover.
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Open/Close: Press the rear or
front of the switch (1) to the first
detent and hold to open or close the
sunroof.
Express Open/Express Close:
Press the rear or front of the
switch (1) to the second detent and
release to express open or express
close the sunroof.
Vent Feature: Press and hold the
front of the switch (2) to vent the
sunroof. The sunshade must be
manually opened. Press and hold
the rear of the switch (2) to close
the sunroof vent.
Anti-Pinch Feature
If an object is in the path of the
sunroof when it is closing, the
anti-pinch feature will detect the
object and stop the sunroof from
closing at the point of the
obstruction. The sunroof then
retracts away from the object.
1. SLIDE Switch
2. TILT Switch
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Dirt and debris may collect on the
sunroof seal or in the track. This
could cause an issue with sunroof
operation or noise. It could also plug
the water drainage system.
Periodically open the sunroof and
remove any obstacles or loose
debris. Wipe the sunroof seal and
roof sealing area using a clean
cloth, mild soap, and water. Do not
remove grease from the sunroof.
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Seats and
Restraints
Head Restraints
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Front Seats
Power Seat Adjustment . . . . . . .
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . .
Thigh Support Adjustment . . . .
Reclining Seat Backrests . . . . .
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . .
3-3
3-4
3-4
3-5
3-6
3-8
Rear Seats
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Rear Seat
Pass-Through Door . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Safety Belts
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Use During
Pregnancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety System Check . . . . . . . .
Safety Belt Care . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing Safety Belt System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . .
3-13
3-17
3-17
3-18
3-18
Airbag System
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19
Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . 3-21
When Should an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-23
What Makes an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
How Does an Airbag
Restrain? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
What Will You See after an
Airbag Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24
Passenger Sensing
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-30
3-1
Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle . . . 3-30
Airbag System Check . . . . . . . . 3-31
Replacing Airbag System
Parts after a Crash . . . . . . . . . 3-32
Child Restraints
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Infants and Young
Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Child Restraint Systems . . . . .
Where to Put the Restraint . . .
ISOFIX Child Restraint
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Securing Child Restraints
(Rear Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Securing Child Restraints
(Front Passenger Seat) . . . .
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3-34
3-36
3-38
3-42
3-42
3-44
Pedestrian Protection System
Pedestrian Protection
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-47
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Head Restraints
{ Warning
With head restraints that are not
installed and adjusted properly,
there is a greater chance that
occupants will suffer a neck/
spinal injury in a crash. Do not
drive until the head restraints for
all occupants are installed and
adjusted properly.
Adjust the head restraint so that the
top of the restraint is at the same
height as the top of the occupant's
head. This position reduces the
chance of a neck injury in a crash.
Front Seats
The vehicle's front 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.
To lower the head restraint, press
the button located on the side of the
head restraint, push the head
restraint down, and release the
button. Pull and push on the head
restraint after the button is released
to make sure that it is locked in
place.
The head restraints can be adjusted
forward or rearward. To adjust the
head restraint forward, grasp the
head restraint and pull it forward to
the desired locking position. To
adjust the head restraint rearward,
press the button located on the side
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of the head restraint and move the
head restraint rearward until the
desired locking position is reached.
Try to move the head restraint after
the button is released to make sure
that it is locked in place.
Front Seats
Power Seat Adjustment
{ Warning
The front seat outboard head
restraints are not designed to be
removed.
You can lose control of the
vehicle if you try to adjust a driver
seat while the vehicle is moving.
Adjust the driver seat only when
the vehicle is not moving.
Rear Seats
The vehicle's rear seats have
adjustable head restraints in the
outboard seating positions. There is
a head restraint in the rear centre
seating position, but it is not
adjustable.
The height of the outboard 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.
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To lower the outboard 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.
Rear head restraints are not
designed to be removed.
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To adjust the seat:
.
Move the seat forward or
rearward by sliding the control
forward or rearward.
.
Raise or lower the seat by
moving the rear of the control up
or down.
.
If available, raise or lower the
front part of the seat cushion by
moving the front of the control
up or down.
Lumbar Adjustment
Thigh Support
Adjustment
To adjust the seatback, see
Reclining Seatbacks on page 3-5.
To adjust the lumbar support, see
Lumbar Adjustment on page 3-4.
To adjust the lumbar and bolster
support:
Some vehicles are equipped with a
Safety Alert Seat. This feature
activates a vibrating pulse alert in
the driver seat to help the driver
avoid crashes. See Driver
Assistance Systems on page 9-46.
.
Press and hold the control
forward or rearward to increase
or decrease lumbar support.
.
Press and hold the control up or
down to increase or decrease
seatback bolster support,
if available.
If available, adjust the manual leg
cushion extension by pulling up on
the lever, and then pulling or
pushing on the support to lengthen
or shorten it. Release the lever to
lock it in place.
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Reclining Seat Backrests
3-5
{ 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.
To adjust the seatback:
.
Tilt the top of the control
rearward to recline.
.
Tilt the top of the control forward
to raise.
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 backrest reclined if
the vehicle is moving.
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Memory Seats
2. Press and hold SET and “1” at
the same time until a beep
sounds.
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for a
second driver using “2.”
To save positions to the B (Exit)
button and Easy Exit features:
1. Adjust the driver seat and
outside mirrors to the desired
positions for getting out of the
vehicle.
If equipped, the "1," "2," SET, and
B (Exit) buttons on the driver door
are used to manually save and
recall memory settings for the driver
seat and outside mirrors.
Storing Memory Positions
To save positions to the “1” and “2”
buttons:
1. Adjust the driver seat and
outside mirrors to the desired
driving positions.
2. Press and hold SET and B at
the same time until a beep
sounds.
Manually Recalling Memory
Positions
If the vehicle is off, or in ON/RUN/
START but not in P (Park) (or
handbrake not set if manual
gearbox), 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 vehicle is in ON/RUN/START
and in P (Park) (or handbrake set if
manual gearbox), press and release
“1,” “2,” or B to manually recall the
previously stored memory positions.
Placing the ignition in OFF before
the stored positions are reached
stops the recall.
If something has blocked the driver
seat while recalling a memory
position, the recall may stop.
Remove the obstruction; then press
and hold the appropriate manual
control for the memory item that is
not recalling for two seconds. Try
recalling the memory position again
by pressing the appropriate memory
button. If the memory position is still
not recalling, see your dealer for
service.
Automatically Recalling Memory
Positions (Auto Memory Recall)
The Auto (Automatic) Memory
Recall feature automatically recalls
the current driver's previously stored
“1” or “2” position when entering the
vehicle.
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Depending upon the Auto Memory
Recall feature enabled in the vehicle
personalisation menu, memory “1”
or “2” positions are recalled in the
following ways:
To activate the recall when the
ignition is off, and On - Driver Door
Open is selected in the vehicle
personalisation menu:
.
.
.
On vehicles with RKE, press K
on the RKE transmitter and open
the door.
On vehicles with Keyless
Access, press the lock/unlock
button on the outside driver door
handle and open the driver door.
The RKE transmitter must be
present for the recall to activate.
If the driver door is already
open, press K on the RKE
transmitter to activate the recall.
To activate the recall at ignition ON,
the transmission must be in P (Park)
(or handbrake set if manual
gearbox) and On - At Ignition On is
selected in the vehicle
personalisation menu:
.
Place the ignition in ON/RUN/
START.
See Vehicle Personalisation on
page 5-41.
To stop recall movement, press one
of the memory, power mirror,
or power seat controls. If On - At
Ignition On is selected in the vehicle
personalisation menu, placing the
ignition in OFF also stops the recall.
If something has blocked the driver
seat while recalling a memory
position, the recall may stop.
Remove the obstruction; then press
and hold the appropriate manual
control for the memory item that is
not recalling for two seconds. Try
recalling the memory position again
by opening the driver door and
pressing K on the RKE transmitter.
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If the memory position is still not
recalling, see your dealer for
service.
Easy Exit Recall
If programmed on in the vehicle
personalisation menu, the Easy Exit
feature automatically moves the
driver seat and outside mirrors to
the memory positions saved to the
B (Exit) button. See “Storing
Memory Positions” listed previously.
See also Vehicle Personalisation on
page 5-41.
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.
If something has blocked the driver
seat while recalling the exit position,
the recall may stop. Remove the
obstruction; then press and hold the
appropriate manual control for the
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the highest setting and one for the
lowest. If the heated seats are on
high, the level may automatically be
lowered after approximately
30 minutes.
exit feature not recalling for
two seconds. Try recalling the exit
position again. If the exit position is
still not recalling, see your dealer for
service.
When this feature is off, the heated
seat symbol on the button is white.
When the heated seat is turned on,
the symbol turns red.
Heated Front Seats
{ Warning
If you cannot feel temperature
change or pain to the skin, the
seat heater may cause burns. To
reduce the risk of burns, people
with such a condition should use
care when using the seat heater,
especially for long periods of
time. Do not place anything on
the seat that insulates against
heat, such as a blanket, cushion,
cover, or similar item. This may
cause the seat heater to
overheat. An overheated seat
heater may cause a burn or may
damage the seat.
The passenger seat may take
longer to heat up.
Uplevel Buttons Shown, Base
Buttons Similar
If available, the buttons are near the
climate controls on the centre stack.
To operate, the ignition must be in
ON/RUN/START.
Press J /M or z /L to heat the
driver or passenger seat cushion
and seatback.
Press the button once for the
highest setting. With each press of
the button, the seat will change to
the next lower setting, and then to
the off setting. The indicator lights
next to the buttons indicate three for
Remote Start Heated Seats
When it is cold outside, the heated
seats can be turned on
automatically during a remote start.
They are cancelled when the
ignition is turned on. Press the
button to use the heated seats after
the vehicle is started.
The heated seat indicator lights do
not turn on during a remote start.
The temperature performance of an
unoccupied seat may be reduced.
This is normal.
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The heated seats will not turn on
during a remote start unless they
are enabled in the vehicle
personalisation menu. See Remote
Vehicle Start on page 2-7 and
Vehicle Personalisation on
page 5-41.
Rear Seats
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To fold the seatback:
Folding the Seat Backrest
Either side of the seatback can be
folded for more cargo space. Fold a
seatback only when the vehicle is
not moving.
{ Caution
Folding a rear seat with the safety
belts still fastened may cause
damage to the seat or the safety
belts. Always unbuckle the safety
belts and return them to their
normal stowed position before
folding a rear seat.
1. Disconnect the rear safety belt
mini-latch using a key in the slot
on the mini-buckle, and let the
belt retract.
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Raising the Seat Backrest
{ Warning
If either seatback is not locked, it
could move forward in a sudden
stop or crash. That could cause
injury to the person sitting there.
Always push and pull on the
seatbacks to be sure they are
locked.
2. Pull the lever on top of the
seatback toward you to unlock
the seatback.
A red tab near the seatback
lever raises when the seatback
is unlocked.
3. Fold the backrest forward.
Repeat Steps 2–3 to fold the
other seatback, if desired.
{ Warning
A safety belt that is improperly
routed, not properly attached,
or twisted will not provide the
protection needed in a crash. The
person wearing the belt could be
seriously injured. After raising the
rear seatback, always check to be
sure that the safety belts are
properly routed and attached, and
are not twisted.
To raise a seatback:
1. Lift the seatback up. Make sure
the centre safety belt and latch
do not get behind the seat. Push
the seatback rearward to lock it
in place.
A red tab near the seatback
lever retracts when the seatback
is locked in place.
2. Push and pull the top of the
backrest to be sure it is locked
into position.
3. Reconnect the centre safety belt
mini-latch to the mini-buckle. Do
not let the belt twist.
4. Pull on the centre safety belt to
make sure the mini-latch is
secure.
5. Repeat the steps to raise the
other seatback, if necessary.
When the seat is not in use, it
should be kept in the upright, locked
position.
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Rear Seat
Pass-Through Door
Safety Belts
This section of the manual
describes how to use safety belts
properly. It also describes some
things not to do with safety belts.
{ Warning
There is a rear seat pass-through
door in the centre of the rear
seatback. Fold down the centre
armrest and pull the latch to open
the door.
Do not let anyone ride where a
safety belt cannot be worn
properly. In a crash, if you or your
passenger(s) are not wearing
safety belts, injuries can be much
worse than if you are wearing
safety belts. You can be seriously
injured or killed by hitting things
inside the vehicle harder or by
being ejected from the vehicle. In
addition, anyone who is not
buckled up can strike other
passengers in the vehicle.
It is extremely dangerous to ride
in a cargo area, inside or outside
of a vehicle. In a collision,
passengers riding in these areas
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are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed. Do not allow
passengers to ride in any area of
the vehicle that is not equipped
with seats and safety belts.
Always wear a safety belt, and
check that all passenger(s) are
restrained properly too.
This vehicle has indicators as a
reminder to buckle the safety belts.
See Safety Belt Reminders on
page 5-11.
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Why Safety Belts Work
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?
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 windscreen, 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
A: You could be - whether you are
wearing a safety belt or not.
Your chances of being conscious
during and after a crash, so you
can unbuckle and get out, are
much greater if you are belted.
Q: If my vehicle has airbags, why
should I have to wear safety
belts?
A: Airbags are supplemental
systems only; so they work with
safety belts - not instead of
them. Whether or not an airbag
is provided, all occupants still
have to buckle up to get the
most protection.
Also, in nearly all regions, the
law requires wearing safety
belts.
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly
This section is only for people of
adult size.
There are special things to know
about safety belts and children. And
there are different rules for smaller
children and infants. If a child will be
riding in the vehicle, see Older
Children on page 3-32 or Infants
and Young Children on page 3-34.
Follow those rules for everyone's
protection.
It is very important for all occupants
to buckle up. Statistics show that
unbelted people are hurt more often
in crashes than those who are
wearing safety belts.
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There are important things to know
about wearing a safety belt properly.
would apply force on your
abdomen. This could cause
serious or even fatal injuries.
.
Wear the shoulder belt over the
shoulder and across the chest.
These parts of the body are best
able to take belt restraining
forces. The shoulder belt locks if
there is a sudden stop or crash.
{ Warning
.
.
.
Sit up straight and always keep
your feet on the floor in front
of you.
Always use the correct buckle
for your seating position.
Wear the lap part of the belt low
and snug on the hips, just
touching the thighs. In a crash,
this applies force to the strong
pelvic bones and you would be
less likely to slide under the lap
belt. If you slid under it, the belt
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.
If you are using a rear centre
seating position with a detachable
safety belt and the safety belt is not
attached, see “Folding the
Seatback” under Rear Seats on
page 3-9 for instructions on
reconnecting the safety belt to the
mini-buckle.
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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2. Pick up the latch plate and pull
the belt across you. Do not let it
get twisted.
The lap-shoulder belt may lock if
you pull the belt across you very
quickly. If this happens, let the
belt go back slightly to unlock it.
Then pull the belt across you
more slowly.
If the webbing locks in the catch
plate before it reaches the
buckle, tilt the catch plate flat to
unlock.
3. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
Pull up on the latch plate to
make sure it is secure.
Position the release button on
the buckle so that the safety belt
could be quickly unbuckled if
necessary.
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They can help tighten the safety
belts during the early stages of a
moderate to severe frontal, near
frontal, or rear crash if the threshold
conditions for pretensioner
activation are met. And, on vehicles
with side impact and roof-rail
airbags, safety belt pretensioners
can help tighten the safety belts in a
side crash or a rollover event.
4. To make the lap part tight, pull
up on the shoulder belt.
It may be necessary to pull
stitching on the safety belt
through the latch plate to fully
tighten the lap belt on smaller
occupants.
To unlatch the belt, push the button
on the buckle. The belt should
return to its stowed position.
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.
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.
Pretensioners work only once. If the
pretensioners activate in a crash,
the pretensioners and possibly other
parts of the seat belt system will
need to be replaced. See Replacing
Safety Belt System Parts after a
Crash on page 3-18.
Rear Safety Belt Comfort
Guides
This vehicle may have rear safety
belt comfort guides. If not, they are
available through your dealer. The
guides may provide added safety
belt comfort for older children who
have outgrown booster seats and
for some adults. When installed and
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properly adjusted, the comfort guide
positions the belt away from the
neck and head.
There is one guide for each outside
passenger position in the rear seat.
To install a comfort guide on to the
safety belt:
2. Place the guide over the belt,
and insert the two edges of the
belt into the slots of the guide.
3. Be sure that the belt is not
twisted and it lies flat. The
elastic cord must be under the
belt and the guide on top.
{ Warning
1. Remove the guide from its
storage pocket on the side of
the seat.
A safety belt that is not properly
worn may not provide the
protection needed in a crash. The
person wearing the belt could be
seriously injured. The shoulder
belt should go over the shoulder
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and across the chest. These parts
of the body are best able to take
belt restraining forces.
To remove and store the comfort
guide, squeeze the belt edges
together so that the safety belt can
be removed from the guide. Store
the guide in its storage pocket on
the side of the seatback.
Safety Belt Use During
Pregnancy
Safety belts work for everyone,
including pregnant women. Like all
occupants, they are more likely to
be seriously injured if they do not
wear safety belts.
4. Buckle, position, and release the
safety belt as described
previously in this section. Make
sure the shoulder portion of the
belt is on the shoulder and not
falling off of it. The belt should
be close to, but not contacting,
the neck.
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A pregnant woman should wear a
lap-shoulder belt, and the lap
portion should be worn as low as
possible, below the rounding,
throughout the pregnancy.
The best way to protect the foetus is
to protect the mother. When a safety
belt is worn properly, it is more likely
that the foetus 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 System Check
Now and then, check that the safety
belt reminder light, safety belts,
buckles, latch plates, retractors, and
anchorages are all working properly.
Look for any other loose or
damaged safety belt system parts
that might keep a safety belt system
from doing its job. See your dealer
to have it repaired. Torn or frayed
safety belts may not protect you in a
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crash. They can rip apart under
impact forces. If a belt is torn or
frayed, get a new one right away.
Make sure the safety belt reminder
light is working. See Safety Belt
Reminders on page 5-11.
Keep safety belts clean and dry.
See Safety Belt Care on page 3-18.
Safety Belt Care
Keep belts clean and dry.
{ Warning
Do not bleach or dye safety belts.
It may severely weaken them. In
a crash, they might not be able to
provide adequate protection.
Clean safety belts only with mild
soap and lukewarm water.
Replacing Safety Belt
System Parts after a
Crash
{ Warning
A crash can damage the safety
belt system in the vehicle.
A damaged safety belt system
may not properly protect the
person using it, resulting in
serious injury or even death in a
crash. To help make sure the
safety belt systems are working
properly after a crash, have them
inspected and any necessary
replacements made as soon as
possible.
After a minor crash, replacement of
safety belts may not be necessary.
But the safety belt assemblies that
were used during any crash may
have been stressed or damaged.
See your dealer to have the safety
belt assemblies inspected or
replaced.
New parts and repairs may be
necessary even if the safety belt
system was not being used at the
time of the crash.
Have the safety belt pretensioners
checked if the vehicle has been in a
crash, or if the airbag readiness light
stays on after you start the vehicle
or while you are driving. See Airbag
Readiness Light on page 5-12.
{ Warning
Safety procedures must always
be observed when disposing of
the vehicle or vehicle parts.
Disposal should only be
performed by an authorised
service centre, to help protect the
environment and your health.
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Airbag System
.
The vehicle has the following
airbags:
.
A frontal airbag for the driver.
.
A frontal airbag for the front
outboard passenger.
.
A 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.
The vehicle may have the following
airbags:
.
Seat-mounted side impact
airbags for the second row
outboard passengers.
All vehicle airbags have the word
AIRBAG on the trim or on a label
near the deployment opening.
For frontal airbags, the word
AIRBAG is on the centre of the
steering wheel for the driver and on
the instrument panel for the front
outboard passenger.
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For knee airbags, the word AIRBAG
is on the lower part of the
instrument panel.
For seat-mounted side impact
airbags, the word AIRBAG is on the
side of the seatback closest to
the door.
For roof-rail airbags, the word
AIRBAG is on the ceiling or trim.
Airbags are designed to supplement
the protection provided by safety
belts. Even though today's airbags
are also designed to help reduce
the risk of injury from the force of an
inflating bag, all airbags must inflate
very quickly to do their job.
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Here are the most important things
to know about the airbag system:
{ Warning
You can be severely injured or
killed in a crash if you are not
wearing your safety belt, even
with airbags. Airbags are
designed to work with safety
belts, not replace them. Also,
airbags are not designed to inflate
in every crash. In some crashes
safety belts are the only restraint.
See When Should an Airbag
Inflate? on page 3-23.
Wearing your safety belt during a
crash helps reduce the chance of
hitting things inside the vehicle or
being ejected from it. Airbags are
“supplemental restraints” to the
safety belts. Everyone in the
vehicle should wear a safety belt
properly, whether or not there is
an airbag for that person.
{ Warning
{ Warning
Because airbags inflate with great
force and faster than the blink of
an eye, anyone who is up
against, or very close to any
airbag when it inflates can be
seriously injured or killed. Do not
sit unnecessarily close to any
airbag, as you would be if sitting
on the edge of the seat or leaning
forward. Safety belts help keep
you in position before and during
a crash. Always wear a safety
belt, even with airbags. The driver
should sit as far back as possible
while still maintaining control of
the vehicle.
Children who are up against,
or very close to, any airbag when
it inflates can be seriously injured
or killed. Airbags plus
lap-shoulder belts offer protection
for adults and older children, but
not for young children and infants.
Neither the vehicle's safety belt
system nor its airbag system is
designed for them. Young
children and infants need the
protection that a child restraint
system can provide. Always
secure children properly in the
vehicle. To read how, see Older
Children on page 3-32 or Infants
and Young Children on
page 3-34.
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.
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Where Are the 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 on page 5-12.
The driver frontal airbag is in the
centre 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.
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or even death. The path of an
inflating airbag must be kept
clear. Do not put anything
between an occupant and an
airbag, and do not attach or put
anything on the steering wheel
hub or on or near any other
airbag covering.
Driver Side Shown, Passenger
Side Similar
The seat-mounted side impact
airbags for the driver and front
outboard passenger are in the side
of the seatbacks closest to the door.
The roof-rail airbags for the driver,
front outboard passenger, and
second row outboard passengers
are in the ceiling above the side
windows.
Rear Seat Driver Side Shown,
Passenger Side Similar
On vehicles with second row
seat-mounted side impact airbags,
they are in the sides of the rear
seatback 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
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Do not use seat accessories that
block the inflation path of a
seat-mounted side impact airbag.
Never secure anything to the roof
of a vehicle with roof-rail airbags
by routing a rope or tie-down
through any door or window
opening. If you do, the path of an
inflating roof-rail airbag will be
blocked.
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When Should an Airbag
Inflate?
It depends on what is hit, the
direction of the impact, and how
quickly the vehicle slows down.
This vehicle is equipped with
airbags. See Airbag System on
page 3-19. 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 restraint
the occupants. The vehicle has
electronic frontal sensors that help
the airbag system determine the
severity of the impact. Deployment
thresholds can vary with specific
vehicle design.
Frontal airbags may inflate at
different crash speeds depending on
whether the vehicle hits an object
straight on or at an angle, and
whether the object is fixed or
moving, rigid or deformable, narrow
or wide.
Frontal airbags are designed to
inflate in moderate to severe frontal
or near-frontal crashes to help
reduce the potential for severe
injuries, mainly to the driver's or
front outboard passenger's head
and chest.
Whether the frontal airbags will or
should inflate is not based primarily
on how fast the vehicle is travelling.
Frontal airbags are not intended to
inflate during vehicle rollovers, in
rear impacts, or in many side
impacts.
In addition, the vehicle has
advanced technology frontal
airbags. Advanced technology
frontal airbags adjust the restraint
according to crash severity.
Knee airbags are designed to inflate
in moderate to severe frontal
impacts. Knee airbags are not
designed to inflate during vehicle
rollovers, in rear impacts, or in many
side impacts.
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The vehicle also has a seat position
sensor that enables the sensing
system to monitor the position of the
front outboard passenger seat. The
passenger seat position sensor and
the passenger safety belt buckle
provide information that is used to
determine if the passenger knee
airbag should inflate.
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
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rear impacts. Both roof-rail airbags
will inflate when either side of the
vehicle is struck or if the sensing
system predicts that the vehicle is
about to roll over on its side, or in a
severe frontal impact.
In any particular crash, no one can
say whether an airbag should have
inflated simply because of the
vehicle damage or repair costs.
What Makes an Airbag
Inflate?
In a deployment event, the sensing
system sends an electrical signal
triggering a release of gas from the
inflator. Gas from the inflator fills the
airbag causing the bag to break out
of the cover. The inflator, the airbag,
and related hardware are all part of
the airbag module.
For airbag locations, see Where Are
the Airbags? on page 3-21.
How Does an Airbag
Restrain?
In moderate to severe frontal or
near frontal collisions, even belted
occupants can contact the steering
wheel or the instrument panel. In
moderate to severe side collisions,
even belted occupants can contact
the inside of the vehicle.
Airbags supplement the protection
provided by safety belts by
distributing the force of the impact
more evenly over the
occupant's body.
Rollover capable roof-rail airbags
are designed to help contain the
head and chest of occupants in the
outboard seating positions in the
first and second rows. The rollover
capable roof-rail airbags are
designed to help reduce the risk of
full or partial ejection in rollover
events, although no system can
prevent all such ejections.
But airbags would not help in many
types of collisions, primarily
because the occupant's motion is
not toward those airbags. See When
Should an Airbag Inflate? on
page 3-23.
Airbags should never be regarded
as anything more than a supplement
to safety belts.
What Will You See after
an Airbag Inflates?
After the frontal airbags and
seat-mounted side impact airbags
inflate, they quickly deflate, so
quickly that some people may not
even realise an airbag inflated.
Roof-rail airbags may still be at least
partially inflated for some time after
deployment. Some components of
the airbag module may be hot for
several minutes. For location of the
airbags, see Where Are the
Airbags? on page 3-21.
The parts of the airbag that come
into contact with you may be warm,
but not too hot to touch. There may
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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 windscreen or being able to
steer the vehicle, nor does it prevent
people from leaving the vehicle.
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When an airbag inflates, there
may be dust in the air. This dust
could cause breathing problems
for people with a history of
asthma or other breathing trouble.
To avoid this, everyone in the
vehicle should get out as soon as
it is safe to do so. If you have
breathing problems but cannot
get out of the vehicle after an
airbag inflates, then get fresh air
by opening a window or a door.
If you experience breathing
problems following an airbag
deployment, you should seek
medical attention.
The vehicle has a feature that may
automatically unlock the doors, turn
on the interior lamps and hazard
warning lights, and shut off the fuel
system after the airbags inflate. You
can lock the doors, turn off the
interior lamps and hazard warning
flashers by using the controls for
those features.
In many crashes severe enough to
inflate the airbag, windscreens are
broken by vehicle deformation.
Additional windscreen breakage
may also occur from the front
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 your vehicle covers the need
to replace other parts.
.
The vehicle has a crash sensing
and diagnostic module which
records information after a
crash. See Vehicle Data
Recording and Privacy on
page 13-1.
{ 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 attempting to
restart the vehicle after a crash
has occurred.
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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.
The symbol for on and off, will be
visible during the system check.
When the system check is
complete, the symbol for on or off
will be visible. See Passenger
Airbag Status Indicator on
page 5-13.
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.
The sensors are designed to detect
the presence of a properly seated
occupant and determine if the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag should be allowed
to inflate or not.
According to accident statistics,
children are safer when properly
secured in a rear seat in a correct
child restraint for their weight
and size.
Whenever possible, children age
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.
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A child in a rear-facing child
restraint can be seriously injured
or killed if the passenger frontal
airbag inflates. This is because
the back of the rear-facing child
restraint would be very close to
the inflating airbag. A child in a
forward-facing child restraint can
be seriously injured or killed if the
passenger frontal airbag inflates
and the passenger seat is in a
forward position.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger airbag(s), no
system is fail-safe. No one can
guarantee that an airbag will not
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A front outboard passenger
takes his/her weight off of the
seat for a period of time.
.
There is a critical problem with
the airbag system or the
passenger sensing system.
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inflate under some unusual
circumstance, even though the
airbag(s) are off.
Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the
airbag(s) are off. If you secure a
forward-facing child restraint in
the front outboard passenger
seat, always move the seat as far
back as it will go. It is better to
secure the child restraint in a
rear seat.
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger airbag and
knee airbag if:
.
.
The front outboard passenger
seat is unoccupied.
The system determines that an
infant is present in a child
restraint.
When the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag, the off indicator
will light and stay lit to remind you
that the airbags are off. See
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
on page 5-13.
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 airbags to
be enabled, the on indicator will light
and stay lit as a reminder that the
airbags 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 on page 5-12 for more
information, including important
safety information.
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If the On Indicator Is Lit for a
Child Restraint
The passenger sensing system is
designed to turn off the front
outboard passenger airbags 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 (Rear
Seat) on page 3-42 or Securing
Child Restraints (Front
Passenger Seat) on page 3-44.
5. If, after reinstalling the child
restraint and restarting the
vehicle, the on indicator is still lit,
turn the vehicle off. Then slightly
recline the vehicle seatback and
adjust the seat cushion,
if adjustable, to make sure that
the vehicle seatback is not
pushing the child restraint into
the seat cushion.
Also make sure the child
restraint is not trapped under the
vehicle head restraint. If this
happens, adjust the head
restraint. See Head Restraints
on page 3-2.
6. Restart the vehicle.
The passenger sensing system
may or may not turn off the
airbags for a child in a child
restraint depending upon the
child's size. It is better to secure
a child restraint in a rear seat.
If the Off Indicator Is Lit for an
Adult-Sized Occupant
If a person of adult size is sitting in
the front outboard passenger seat,
but the off indicator is lit, it could be
because that person is not sitting
properly in the seat. Use the
following steps to allow the system
to detect that person and enable the
front outboard passenger frontal
airbag and knee airbag:
1. Turn the vehicle off.
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2. Remove any additional material
from the seat, such as blankets,
cushions, seat covers, seat
heaters, seat massagers, a
laptop, or other electronic
devices.
3. Place the seatback in the fully
upright position.
4. Have the person sit upright in
the seat, centred on the seat
cushion, with legs comfortably
extended.
5. 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
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Warning (Continued)
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 manoeuvres and
braking, which helps the passenger
sensing system maintain the
passenger airbag status. See
“Safety Belts” and “Child Restraints”
in the Index for additional
information about the importance of
proper restraint use.
A thick layer of additional material,
such as a blanket or cushion,
or aftermarket equipment such as
seat covers, seat heaters, and seat
massagers can affect how well the
passenger sensing system
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operates. We recommend that you
not use seat covers or other
aftermarket equipment except when
approved by GM for your specific
vehicle. See Adding Equipment to
the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on
page 3-30 for more information
about modifications that can affect
how the system operates.
A wet seat can affect the
performance of the passenger
sensing system. Here is how:
.
The passenger sensing system
may turn off the passenger
frontal airbag and passenger
knee airbag when liquid is
soaked into the seat. If this
happens, the off indicator will be
lit, and the airbag readiness light
on the instrument cluster will
also be lit.
.
Liquid pooled on the seat that
has not soaked in may make it
more likely that the passenger
sensing system will turn on the
passenger frontal airbag and
passenger knee airbag while a
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child restraint or child occupant
is on the seat. If the passenger
frontal airbag and passenger
knee airbag are turned on, the
on indicator will be lit.
If the passenger seat gets wet, dry
the seat immediately. If the airbag
readiness light is lit, do not install a
child restraint or allow anyone to
occupy the seat. See Airbag
Readiness Light on page 5-12 for
important safety information.
The on indicator may be lit if an
object, such as a briefcase,
handbag, grocery bag, laptop,
or other electronic device, is put on
an unoccupied seat. If this is not
desired, remove the object from
the seat.
{ Warning
Stowing of articles under the
passenger seat or between the
passenger seat cushion and
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seatback may interfere with the
proper operation of the passenger
sensing system.
inflates. Avoid yellow connectors.
They are probably part of the
airbag system. Be sure to follow
proper service procedures, and
make sure the person performing
work for you is qualified to do so.
Servicing the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
Airbags affect how the vehicle
should be serviced. There are parts
of the airbag system in several
places around the vehicle. Your
dealer and the service manual have
information about servicing the
vehicle and the airbag system.
{ 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
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Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
Adding accessories that change the
vehicle's frame, bumper system,
height, front end, or side sheet
metal, may keep the airbag system
from working properly. The
operation of the airbag system can
also be affected by changing or
moving any parts of the front seats,
safety belts, the airbag sensing and
diagnostic module, steering wheel,
instrument panel, any airbag
module, ceiling or pillar garnish trim,
overhead console, front sensors,
side impact sensors, or airbag
wiring.
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Your dealer and the service manual
have information about the location
of the airbag sensors, sensing and
diagnostic module, and airbag
wiring.
In addition, the vehicle has a
passenger sensing system for the
front outboard passenger position,
which includes sensors that are part
of the passenger seat. The
passenger sensing system may not
operate properly if the original seat
trim is replaced with non-GM
covers, upholstery, or trim; or with
GM covers, upholstery, or trim
designed for a different vehicle. Any
object, such as an aftermarket seat
heater or a comfort-enhancing pad
or device, installed under or on top
of the seat fabric, could also
interfere with the operation of the
passenger sensing system. This
could either prevent proper
deployment of the passenger
airbag(s) or prevent the passenger
sensing system from properly
turning off the passenger airbag(s).
See Passenger Sensing System on
page 3-26.
The vehicle has rollover roof-rail
airbags, see Different Size Tyres
and Wheels on page 10-50 for
additional important information.
If your vehicle needs to be modified
because you have a disability and
you have questions about whether
the modifications will affect the
vehicle's airbag system, or if you
have questions about whether the
airbag system will be affected if the
vehicle is modified for any other
reason, see your dealer.
Airbag System Check
The airbag system does not need
regularly scheduled maintenance or
replacement. Make sure the airbag
readiness light is working. See
Airbag Readiness Light on
page 5-12.
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{ 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? on page 3-21. See your
dealer for service.
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Replacing Airbag System
Parts after a Crash
If an airbag inflates, you will need to
replace airbag system parts. See
your dealer for service.
{ Warning
If the airbag readiness light stays on
after the vehicle is started or comes
on when you are driving, the airbag
system may not work properly. Have
the vehicle serviced right away. See
Airbag Readiness Light on
page 5-12 for more information.
A crash can damage the airbag
systems in the vehicle.
A damaged airbag system may
not work properly and may not
protect you and your
passenger(s) in a crash, resulting
in serious injury or even death. To
help make sure the airbag
systems are working properly
after a crash, have them
inspected and any necessary
replacements made as soon as
possible.
Child Restraints
Older Children
{ Warning
Safety procedures must always
be observed when disposing of
the vehicle or vehicle parts.
Disposal should only be
performed by an authorised
service centre, to help protect the
environment and your health.
Older children who have outgrown
booster seats should wear the
vehicle safety belts.
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The manufacturer instructions that
come with the booster seat state the
weight and height limitations for that
booster. Use a booster seat with a
lap-shoulder belt until the child
passes the fit test below:
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Sit all the way back on the seat.
Do the knees bend at the seat
edge? If yes, continue. If no,
return to the booster seat.
.
Fasten the lap-shoulder belt.
Does the shoulder belt rest on
the shoulder? If yes, continue.
If not, try using the rear safety
belt comfort guide. See “Rear
Safety Belt Comfort Guides”
under Lap-Shoulder Belt on
page 3-13. 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.
Q: What is the proper way to
wear safety belts?
A: An older child should wear a
lap-shoulder belt and get the
additional restraint a shoulder
belt can provide. The shoulder
belt should not cross the face or
neck. The lap belt should fit
snugly below the hips, just
touching the top of the thighs.
This applies belt force to the
child's pelvic bones in a crash.
It should never be worn over the
abdomen, which could cause
severe or even fatal internal
injuries in a crash.
Also see “Rear Safety Belt Comfort
Guides” under Lap-Shoulder Belt on
page 3-13.
According to accident statistics,
children are safer when properly
restrained in a rear seating position.
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In a crash, children who are not
buckled up can strike other people
who are buckled up, or can be
thrown out of the vehicle. Older
children need to use safety belts
properly.
{ Warning
Never allow more than one child
to wear the same safety belt. The
safety belt cannot properly spread
the impact forces. In a crash, they
can be crushed together and
seriously injured. A safety belt
must be used by only one person
at a time.
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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 travelled nor the age and
size of the traveller changes the
need, for everyone, to use safety
restraints.
{ Warning
{ Warning
Never allow a child to wear the
safety belt with the shoulder belt
behind their back. A child can be
seriously injured by not wearing
the lap-shoulder belt properly. In a
crash, the child would not be
restrained by the shoulder belt.
The child could move too far
forward increasing the chance of
head and neck injury. The child
might also slide under the lap
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Children can be seriously injured
or strangled if a shoulder belt is
wrapped around their neck and
the safety belt continues to
tighten. Never leave children
unattended in a vehicle and never
allow children to play with the
safety belts.
Every time infants and young
children ride in vehicles, they should
have the protection provided by
appropriate child restraints. Neither
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the vehicle's safety belt system nor
its airbag system is designed
for them.
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seat, always move the front
passenger seat as far back as it
will go.
Children who are not restrained
properly can strike other people,
or can be thrown out of the vehicle.
{ Warning
Never hold an infant or a child
while riding in a vehicle. Due to
crash forces, an infant or a child
will become so heavy it is not
possible to hold it during a crash.
For example, in a crash at only
40 km/h (25 mph), a 5.5 kg (12 lb)
infant will suddenly become a
110 kg (240 lb) force on a
person's arms. An infant should
be secured in an appropriate
restraint.
{ Warning
Children who are up against,
or very close to, any airbag when
it inflates can be seriously injured
or killed. Never put a rear-facing
child restraint in the right front
seat. Secure a rear-facing child
restraint in a rear seat. It is also
better to secure a forward-facing
child restraint in a rear seat. If you
must secure a forward-facing
child restraint in the right front
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Selection of a particular restraint
should take into consideration not
only the child's weight, height, and
age but also whether or not the
restraint will be compatible with the
motor vehicle in which it will
be used.
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For most basic types of child
restraints, there are many different
models available. When purchasing
a child restraint, be sure it is
designed to be used in a motor
vehicle.
The restraint manufacturer's
instructions that come with the
restraint state the weight and height
limitations for a particular child
restraint.
{ Warning
To reduce the risk of neck and
head injury during a crash, infants
need complete support. In a
crash, if an infant is in a
rear-facing child restraint, the
crash forces can be distributed
across the strongest part of an
infant's body, the back and
shoulders. Infants should always
be secured in rear-facing child
restraints.
{ Warning
A young child's hip bones are still
so small that the vehicle's regular
safety belt may not remain low on
the hip bones, as it should.
Instead, it may settle up around
the child's abdomen. In a crash,
the belt would apply force on a
body area that is unprotected by
any bony structure. This alone
could cause serious or fatal
injuries. To reduce the risk of
serious or fatal injuries during a
crash, young children should
always be secured in appropriate
child restraints.
Child Restraint Systems
Rear-Facing Infant Seat
A rear-facing infant seat provides
restraint with the seating surface
against the back of the infant.
The harness system holds the infant
in place and, in a crash, acts to
keep the infant positioned in the
restraint.
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Securing an Add-On Child
Restraint in the Vehicle
{ Warning
Forward-Facing Child Seat
Booster Seats
A forward-facing child seat provides
restraint for the child's body with the
harness.
A booster seat is a child restraint
designed to improve the fit of the
vehicle's safety belt system.
A booster seat can also help a child
to see out the window.
A child can be seriously injured or
killed in a crash if the child
restraint is not properly secured in
the vehicle. Secure the child
restraint properly in the vehicle
using the vehicle safety belt or
ISOFIX 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 ISOFIX system. See ISOFIX
Child Restraint Systems on
page 3-42 for more information.
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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.
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.
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.
See Securing Child Restraints (Rear
Seat) on page 3-42 or Securing
Child Restraints (Front Passenger
Seat) on page 3-44 for more
information, including important
safety information.
Where to Put the
Restraint
According to accident statistics,
children and infants are safer when
properly restrained in a child
restraint system or infant restraint
system secured in a rear seating
position.
Whenever possible, children age
12 and under should be secured in
a rear seating position.
DO NOT place rear-facing child seat
on this seat. DEATH OR SERIOUS
INJURY can occur. 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.
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 seat as far back
as it will go. It is better to secure
the child restraint in a rear seat.
Depending on where you place the
child restraint and the size of the
child restraint, you may not be able
to access adjacent safety belt
assemblies or ISOFIX 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.
See Passenger Sensing System
on page 3-26 for additional
information.
Wherever a child restraint is
installed, be sure to secure the child
restraint properly.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the right
front passenger frontal airbag, no
system is fail-safe. No one can
guarantee that an airbag will not
deploy under some unusual
circumstance, even though it is
turned off.
(Continued)
When securing a child restraint in a
rear seating position, study the
instructions that came with your
child restraint to make sure it is
compatible with this vehicle.
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
your vehicle - even when no child is
in it.
Child restraints and booster seats
vary considerably in size, and some
may fit in certain seating positions
better than others. Always make
sure the child restraint is properly
secured.
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ISOFIX Child Restraint Systems Installation Suitability
Mass Group
Carrycot
0
(up to 10 kg)
0+
(up to 13 kg)
I
(9 to 18 kg)
Class Size
Fixture
Vehicle ISOFIX Positions
Front
Passenger
Rear Left
Passenger
Rear Centre
Passenger
Rear Right
Passenger
F
ISO/L1
X
X
X
X
G
ISO/L2
X
X
X
X
E
ISO/R1
X
IUF
X
IUF
E
ISO/R1
X
IUF
X
IUF
D
ISO/R2
X
IUF
X
IUF¹
C
ISO/R3
X
X
X
X
D
ISO/R2
X
IUF
X
IUF¹
C
ISO/R3
X
X
X
X
B
ISO/F2
X
IUF
X
IUF
B1
ISO/F2X
X
IUF
X
IUF
A
ISO/F3
X
IUF
X
IUF
IUF = Suitable for ISOFIX forward child restraint systems of universal category approved for use in the mass
group.
X = ISOFIX position not suitable for ISOFIX child restraint systems in this mass group and/or this size class.
¹ = seating position in front of ISOFIX position must be adjusted to 123 mm forward of full rear seat travel.
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Child Restraint Systems Installation Suitability
Mass Group
Seating Positions
Front
Passenger
Rear Left
Outboard
Rear Centre
Rear Right
Outboard
Group 0
Up to 10 kg
U¹
X
U
U
Group 0 +
Up to 13 kg
U¹
X
U
U
Group I
9 to 18 kg
U¹
X
U
U
Group II
15 to 25 kg
U¹
X
U
U
Group III
22 to 36 kg
U¹
X
U
U
U = Suitable for “universal” category restraints approved for use in this mass group.
X = Seat position not suitable for children in this mass group.
¹ = Seat position must be adjusted to full up seat height travel.
ISOFIX Size Class and Seat
Device:
A - ISO/F3: Forward-facing child
restraint system for children of
maximum size in the weight class
9 to 18 kg.
B - ISO/F2: Forward-facing child
restraint system for smaller children
in the weight class 9 to 18 kg.
B1 - ISO/F2X: Forward-facing child
restraint system for smaller children
in the weight class 9 to 18 kg.
C - ISO/R3: Rear-facing child
restraint system for children of
maximum size in the weight class
up to 13 kg.
D - ISO/R2: Rear-facing child
restraint system for smaller children
in the weight class up to 13 kg.
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E - ISO/R1: Rear-facing child
restraint system for young children
in the weight class up to 13 kg.
ISOFIX Child Restraint
Systems
Specific vehicle ISOFIX child
restraint system positions are
marked in the “ISOFIX Child
Restraint Systems Suitability” table.
See Where to Put the Restraint on
page 3-38.
No more than two ISOFIX child
restraint systems can be installed
on the rear seats at the same time,
though not right next to each other.
Top-Tether Fastening Eyes
In addition to the ISOFIX mounting,
fasten the top-tether strap to the
top-tether fastening eyes.
ISOFIX child restraint systems of
universal category positions are
marked in the “ISOFIX Child
Restraint Systems Suitability” table
by IUF. See Where to Put the
Restraint on page 3-38.
Securing Child Restraints
(Rear Seat)
When securing a child restraint in a
rear seating position, study the
instructions that came with the child
restraint to make sure it is
compatible with this vehicle.
ISOFIX mounting brackets are
marked by j on the seat back.
Fasten vehicle-approved ISOFIX
child restraint systems to the
ISOFIX mounting brackets.
Top-tether fastening eyes are
marked with I for a child seat.
If the child restraint has the ISOFIX
system, see ISOFIX Child Restraint
Systems on page 3-42 for how and
where to install the child restraint
using ISOFIX. If a child restraint is
secured in the vehicle using a
safety belt and it uses a top tether,
see ISOFIX Child Restraint Systems
on page 3-42 for top tether anchor
locations.
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Do not secure a child seat in a
position without a top tether anchor
if a national or local law requires
that the top tether be anchored, or if
the instructions that come with the
child restraint say that the top strap
must be anchored.
If the child restraint does not have
the ISOFIX system, you will be
using the safety belt to secure the
child restraint in this position. Be
sure to follow the instructions that
came with the child restraint. Secure
the child in the child restraint when
and as the instructions say.
If more than one child restraint
needs to be installed in the rear
seat, be sure to read Where to Put
the Restraint on page 3-38.
1. Put the child restraint on
the seat.
2. Pick up the latch plate, and run
the lap and shoulder portions of
the vehicle safety belt through or
around the restraint. The child
restraint instructions will show
you how.
3. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks. If the latch
plate will not go fully into the
buckle, check if the correct
buckle is being used.
Position the release button on
the buckle so that the safety belt
could be quickly unbuckled if
necessary.
4. 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.
If the child restraint system has
a lock-off mechanism, use it to
secure the vehicle safety belt.
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5. If the child restraint has a top
tether, follow the child restraint
manufacturer's instructions
regarding the use of the top
tether. See ISOFIX Child
Restraint Systems on page 3-42
for more information.
6. 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,
unfasten 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
(Front Passenger 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 on
page 3-38.
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 on page 3-26 and
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
on page 5-13.
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 passenger frontal
airbag inflates. This is because
the back of the rear-facing child
restraint would be very close to
the inflating airbag. A child in a
forward-facing child restraint can
be seriously injured or killed if the
passenger frontal airbag inflates
and the passenger seat is in a
forward position.
Even if the passenger sensing
system has turned off the front
outboard passenger airbag(s), no
system is fail-safe. No one can
guarantee that an airbag will not
inflate under some unusual
circumstance, even though the
airbag(s) are off.
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Warning (Continued)
Secure rear-facing child restraints
in a rear seat, even if the
airbag(s) are off. If you secure a
forward-facing child restraint in
the front outboard passenger
seat, always move the seat as far
back as it will go. It is better to
secure the child restraint in a
rear seat.
If the child restraint has the ISOFIX
system, see ISOFIX Child Restraint
Systems on page 3-42 for how and
where to install the child restraint
using ISOFIX. If a child restraint is
secured using a safety belt and it
uses a top tether, see ISOFIX Child
Restraint Systems on page 3-42 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.
You will be using the lap-shoulder
belt to secure the child restraint in
this position. Follow the instructions
that came with the child restraint.
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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.
1. Move the seat rearward as far
back as it will go and raise the
seat upward as far up as it will
go, before securing the
forward-facing 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 you start
the vehicle. See Passenger
Airbag Status Indicator on
page 5-13.
2. Put the child restraint on
the seat.
Tilt the latch plate to adjust the
belt if needed.
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6. Before placing a child in the
child restraint, make sure it is
securely held in place. Refer to
your child restraint manufacturer
instructions.
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.
4. Push the latch plate into the
buckle until it clicks.
Position the release button on
the buckle so that the safety belt
could be quickly unbuckled if
necessary.
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.
If the child restraint system has
a lock-off mechanism, use it to
secure the vehicle safety belt.
If a child restraint has been installed
and the on indicator is lit, see “If the
On Indicator Is Lit for a Child
Restraint” under Passenger Sensing
System on page 3-26.
To remove the child restraint,
unfasten the vehicle safety belt and
let it return to the stowed position.
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Pedestrian Protection
System
Your vehicle is equipped with a
pedestrian protection system which
is designed to lift the rear part of the
bonnet when a pedestrian is
detected during a frontal impact
within the approximate speed range.
When the vehicle is involved in a
frontal impact with an object or a
pedestrian, sensors in the front
bumper determine the force applied
by the object to the front bumper.
When the frontal impact speed is
approximately between 22 km/h
(14 mph) and 50 km/h (31 mph), the
pedestrian protection system lifts
the rear part of the bonnet to help
reduce pedestrian head injuries.
Lifting the rear part of the bonnet
creates more clearance between the
bonnet and the hard components in
the engine compartment.
In addition, the front bumper of the
vehicle was designed to help reduce
the injury to a pedestrian's legs.
{ Warning
After the bonnet has lifted, the
rear bonnet hinge area may be
hot. Do not touch the pedestrian
protection system components.
The pedestrian protection system is
designed to lift the bonnet
only once.
The pedestrian protection system
may not activate under the following
conditions:
.
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Vehicle speed at impact is less
than 22 km/h (14 mph) or
greater than 50 km/h (31 mph).
.
The vehicle impacts a small
object.
For other frontal impacts or vehicle
speeds, the airbags may also
deploy. See Airbag System on
page 3-19 for more information.
After the pedestrian protection
system has deployed, the bonnet
will remain in the raised position and
the driver's view may be reduced by
the raised bonnet.
The pedestrian impact is outside
the range of the sensors located
on the front bumper.
{ Warning
.
The sensors on the front bumper
are dirty or damaged.
Do not drive the vehicle when the
rear of the bonnet is raised.
.
The path of the lifting bonnet is
blocked by snow or ice. Clear
any ice or snow from the bonnet
before driving.
.
Winter fronts, grille covers or
other aftermarket equipment is
attached to the bumper.
Operating the vehicle with the
rear of the bonnet raised can
obstruct your view and may
cause a collision resulting in
damage to the vehicle, to other
property, personal injury or even
death.
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Notice: After the pedestrian
protection system has deployed,
see your dealer for service. The
bonnet must be replaced.
If towing service is not available, the
bonnet may be repositioned
temporarily. See “Temporary Bonnet
Repair” later in this section for more
information.
The SERVICE PEDESTRIAN
PROTECTION SYSTEM message
will appear when there is a problem
with the pedestrian protection
system. See your dealer for service
immediately.
During a frontal impact involving a
pedestrian, the vehicle may record
information about the condition of
the vehicle and how it was
operated. See Vehicle Data
Recording and Privacy on
page 13-1.
Temporary Bonnet Repair
If the rear of the bonnet is raised,
the bonnet may be repositioned
temporarily if a towing service is not
available.
{ Warning
Before beginning the procedure,
read all the instructions. Failure to
read and follow the instructions
could injure you or others and
damage the vehicle.
{ Warning
After the bonnet has lifted, the
rear bonnet hinge area may be
hot. Do not touch the pedestrian
protection system components.
Allow the engine to cool before
attempting any repair.
{ Warning
You or others could be injured
when the bonnet is lowered or
latched.
Be sure to keep fingers and other
body parts away from the edge of
the bonnet and wings.
1. Place both hands on top of right
corner of the bonnet near the
windscreen and push the bonnet
down quickly.
If the bonnet does not latch,
push down again with slightly
more force until the bonnet is
latched securely.
2. Repeat the previous step to
latch the left side of the bonnet.
3. Pull up on the rear corners of the
bonnet to make sure the bonnet
is latched securely and will
not lift.
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{ Warning
Do not drive the vehicle if the
bonnet is not securely latched at
both rear corners.
Operating your vehicle without the
bonnet securely latched can lead
to a collision resulting in damage
to your vehicle, to other property,
personal injury or even death.
4. Drive directly to a dealer for
service. If you cannot go in for
service immediately, have the
vehicle towed.
Some noise will occur when the
vehicle is driven while the
bonnet is temporarily
repositioned.
If you do not have the system
repaired, the pedestrian protection
system will not be operable in the
event of another crash or frontal
impact involving a pedestrian. See
your dealer for service immediately.
{ Warning
Safety procedures must always
be observed when disposing of
the vehicle or vehicle parts.
Disposal should only be
performed by an authorised
service centre, to help protect the
environment and your health.
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Storage
Storage
Storage
Compartments
Storage Compartments
Storage Compartments . . . . . . .
Instrument Panel Storage . . . . .
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Armrest Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-1
4-1
4-2
4-2
Additional Storage Features
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
4-1
Instrument Panel Storage
{ Warning
Do not store heavy or sharp
objects in storage compartments.
In a crash, these objects may
cause the cover to open and
could result in injury.
Roof Rack System
Roof Rack System . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
To access, press on the cover and
release. There is an accessory
power outlet inside. See Power
Outlets on page 5-5.
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Glove Box
To open the glove box, lift up on the
lever. Use the key to lock and
unlock it. The glove box may have a
compact disc player inside.
Armrest Storage
Rear Armrest
If equipped, there may be storage
behind the climate control system.
Touch the bottom of the climate
control system panel until the door
automatically starts to open. There
is a USB port inside. See the
infotainment manual.
Keep the storage area closed when
not in use.
Touch the bottom of the climate
control system panel again until the
door automatically starts to close.
Pull the armrest down and lift the
cover to access the storage area.
Front Armrest
Press the button and lift to access
the storage area. There is a USB
port, SD card reader, and auxiliary
jack inside. See the infotainment
manual.
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Additional Storage
Features
Cargo Tie-Downs
The cargo tie-downs can be used to
secure small loads inside the boot.
Roof Rack System
{ Warning
If something is carried on top of
the vehicle that is longer or wider
than the roof rack - like panelling,
plywood, or a mattress - the wind
can catch it while the vehicle is
being driven. The item being
carried could be violently torn off,
and this could cause a collision
and damage the vehicle. Never
carry something longer or wider
than the roof rack on top of the
vehicle unless using a GM
certified accessory carrier.
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For vehicles with a roof rack, the
rack can be used to load items. For
roof racks that do not have
crossrails included, GM Certified
crossrails can be purchased as an
accessory. See your dealer for
additional information.
{ Caution
Loading cargo on the roof rack
that weighs more than 91 kg
(200 lb) or hangs over the rear or
sides of the vehicle may damage
the vehicle. Load cargo so that it
rests evenly between the
crossrails and fasten cargo
securely.
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Storage
To prevent damage or loss of cargo
when driving, check to make sure
crossrails and cargo are securely
fastened. Loading cargo on the roof
rack will make the vehicle's centre
of gravity higher. Avoid high speeds,
sudden starts, sharp turns, sudden
braking, or abrupt manoeuvres;
otherwise it may result in loss of
control. If driving for a long distance,
on rough roads, or at high speeds,
occasionally stop the vehicle to
make sure the cargo remains in its
place. Do not exceed the maximum
vehicle capacity when loading the
vehicle.
See Vehicle Load Limits on
page 9-10.
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Instruments and Controls
Instruments and
Controls
Controls
Steering Wheel Adjustment . . . 5-2
Steering Wheel Controls . . . . . . 5-2
Heated Steering Wheel . . . . . . . 5-2
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Windscreen Wiper/Washer . . . . 5-3
Headlamp Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Power Sockets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Mileometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Rev Counter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Fuel Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Engine Coolant Temperature
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Seat Belt Reminders . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Airbag Readiness Light . . . . . . 5-12
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
Charging System Light . . . . . . 5-13
Malfunction
Indicator Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
Brake System Warning
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Parking Brake Light . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Service Electric Parking Brake
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
Lane Departure Warning
(LDW) Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
Vehicle Ahead Indicator . . . . . . 5-19
Traction Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
StabiliTrak® OFF Light . . . . . . . 5-19
Traction Control System
(TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light . . . . 5-20
Engine Coolant Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20
Tyre Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . 5-21
Engine Oil Pressure Light . . . . 5-21
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . 5-22
Security Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22
Main-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . 5-22
Adaptive Forward Lighting
(AFL) Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
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Rear Fog Lamp Light . . . . . . . . 5-23
Lamps On Reminder . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Cruise Control Light . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Information Displays
Driver Information
Centre (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-24
Head-Up Display (HUD) . . . . . 5-27
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ride Control System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Airbag System Messages . . . .
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5-31
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Security Messages . . . . . . . . . .
Service Vehicle Messages . . .
Starting the Vehicle
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tyre Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transmission Messages . . . . .
Vehicle Reminder
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicle Speed Messages . . . .
Washer Fluid Messages . . . . .
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Controls
Do not adjust the steering wheel
while driving.
Steering Wheel
Adjustment
Steering Wheel Controls
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5-40
5-41
Vehicle Personalisation
The infotainment system can be
operated by using the steering
wheel controls. See "Steering
Wheel Controls" in the infotainment
manual.
Heated Steering Wheel
Vehicle Personalisation . . . . . . 5-41
To adjust the steering wheel:
1. Pull the lever down.
2. Move the steering wheel up
or down.
3. Pull or push the steering wheel
closer or away from you.
4. Pull the lever up to lock the
steering wheel in place.
( (Heated Steering Wheel): Press
to turn the heated steering wheel on
or off. A light next to the button
displays when the feature is
turned on.
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The steering wheel takes about
three minutes to be fully heated.
Clear snow and ice from the wiper
blades and windscreen before using
them. If frozen to the windscreen,
carefully loosen or thaw them.
Damaged blades should be
replaced. See Wiper Blade
Replacement on page 10-24.
Horn
Press a on the steering wheel pad
to sound the horn.
Windscreen Wiper/
Washer
With the ignition in ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN/START,
move the windscreen wiper stalk to
select the wiper speed.
HI: Use for fast wipes.
LO: Use for slow wipes.
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INT (Intermittent Wipes): Move
the lever up to INT for intermittent
wipes, then turn the x INT band
up for more frequent wipes or down
for less frequent wipes.
If the windscreen wipers are in use
for about six seconds while driving,
the exterior lamps come on
automatically if the exterior lamp
control is in AUTO. See “Lights On
with Wipers” under Automatic
Headlamp System on page 6-4.
OFF: Use to turn the wipers off.
1X (Mist): For a single wipe, briefly
move the wiper lever down. For
several wipes, hold the wiper
lever down.
Heavy snow or ice can overload the
wiper motor.
Wiper Parking
If the ignition is put in OFF while the
wipers are on LO, HI, or INT, they
will immediately stop.
If the windscreen wiper lever is then
moved to OFF before the driver
door is opened or within 10 minutes,
the wipers will restart and move to
the base of the windscreen.
If the ignition is put in OFF while the
wipers are performing wipes due to
windscreen washing, the wipers
continue to run until they reach the
base of the windscreen.
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Rainsense™
If equipped with Rainsense, a
sensor near the top centre of the
windscreen detects the amount of
water on the windscreen and
controls the frequency of the
windscreen wiper.
Keep this area of the windscreen
clear of debris to allow for best
system performance.
INT (Rainsense Wipe Sensitivity
Control): Move the windscreen
wiper stalk to INT. Turn the x INT
band on the wiper stalk to adjust the
sensitivity.
.
Move the windscreen wiper lever
out of the INT position to
deactivate Rainsense.
This feature can be changed. See
“Comfort and Convenience” under
Vehicle Personalisation on
page 5-41.
Wiper Arm Assembly Protection
When using an automatic car wash,
move the windscreen wiper lever to
OFF. This disables the automatic
Rainsense windscreen 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
windscreen.
The wiper operations return to
normal when the transmission is no
longer in N (Neutral) or the vehicle
speed has increased.
.
Turn the band up for more
sensitivity to moisture.
.
Turn the band down for less
sensitivity to moisture.
n L (Windscreen Washer):
Pull
the windscreen wiper lever toward
you to spray windscreen washer
fluid and activate the wipers. The
wipers will continue until the lever is
released or the maximum wash time
is reached. When the windscreen
wiper lever is released, additional
wipes may occur depending on how
long the windscreen washer had
been activated. See Washer Fluid
on page 10-17 for information on
filling the windscreen washer fluid
reservoir.
{ Warning
In freezing weather, do not use
the washer until the windscreen is
warmed. Otherwise the washer
fluid can form ice on the
windscreen, blocking your vision.
Headlamp Washer
If equipped with headlamp washers,
they are located to the side of the
headlamps.
The headlamps must be on in order
to use the headlamp washers. If the
headlamps are not on, only the
windscreen will be washed.
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Pull the wiper lever toward you and
hold briefly to activate. The
headlamp washers will spray once,
pause, and spray again. The
headlamp washer will spray again
after five windscreen wash cycles.
To refill the windscreen washer fluid,
see Washer Fluid on page 10-17.
Clock
The infotainment system controls
are used to access the time and
date settings through the menu
system. See “Overview” in the
infotainment manual for information
about how to use the menu system.
Setting the Time
To set the time:
1. Press the SETTINGS screen
button and press Time and Date.
2. Press Set Time and press + or −
to increase or decrease hours,
minutes, and AM or PM. Press
12Hr or 24Hr for 12 or 24 hour
clock.
3. Press } to go back to the
previous menu.
If auto timing is set, the time
displayed on the clock may not
update immediately when driving
into a new time zone.
To set the date:
Power Sockets
The accessory power outlets can be
used to plug in electrical equipment,
such as a cell phone or MP3 player.
The vehicle has two accessory
power outlets:
.
Inside the front storage bin
below the climate control
system.
.
On the rear of the centre floor
console.
1. Press the SETTINGS screen
button and press Time and Date.
2. Press Set Date and press + or −
to increase or decrease month,
day, or year.
3. Press } to go back to the
previous menu.
To set the clock display:
1. Press the SETTINGS screen
button and press Time and Date.
2. Press Clock Display and press
OFF or ON to turn the clock
display off or on.
3. Press } to go back to the
previous menu.
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Lift the cover to access the
accessory power outlet.
Certain electrical accessories may
not be compatible with the
accessory power outlet and could
overload a vehicle circuit breaker or
adapter fuse. If overloaded, the
circuit breaker will reset after all
devices are disconnected or if
Retained Accessory Power (RAP) is
turned off and then back on. See
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
on page 9-19. Wait one minute to
allow the circuit breaker to reset
before reconnecting devices or
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turning RAP back on. If the problem
continues, the issue could be within
your device. Try another known
good device to make sure the circuit
breaker is operating properly. If this
does not resolve your problem, see
your dealer.
It is possible to replace the factory
power outlet with a cigar lighter
receptacle, if desired. This requires
the factory installed circuit breaker
to be replaced with a standard
minifuse by the dealer. A minifuse
will not reset and will have to be
replace if blown.
{ Caution
Failure to replace the circuit
breaker with the minifuse could
overheat the cigar lighter and
damage the vehicle.
When adding electrical equipment,
ensure that you follow the proper
installation instructions included with
the equipment. See Add-On
Electrical Equipment on page 9-63.
Power Outlet 230 Volt
Alternating Current
{ Caution
If equipped, this power outlet is on
the rear of the centre floor console.
It can be used to plug in electrical
equipment that uses a maximum
limit of 150 watts.
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 mobile phone charge cords.
An indicator light on the outlet turns
on to show it is in use. The light
comes on when the ignition is in
ON/RUN, equipment requiring less
than 150 watts is plugged into the
outlet, and no system fault is
detected.
Always unplug electrical equipment
when not in use and do not plug in
equipment that exceeds the
maximum 20 amps rating.
The indicator light does not come on
when the ignition is in LOCK/OFF or
if the equipment is not fully seated
into the outlet.
If equipment is connected using
more than 150 watts or a system
fault is detected, a protection circuit
shuts off the power supply and the
indicator light turns off. To reset the
circuit, unplug the item and plug it
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back in or turn the Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) off and
then back on. See Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) on
page 9-19. The power restarts when
equipment using 150 watts or less is
plugged into the outlet and a system
fault is not detected.
The power outlet is not designed for
the following and may not work
properly, if this equipment is
plugged in:
.
Equipment with high initial peak
wattage such as:
compressor-driven refrigerators
and electric power tools.
.
Other equipment requiring an
extremely stable power supply
such as:
microcomputer-controlled
electric blankets, touch sensor
lamps, etc.
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Warning Lights,
Gauges, and
Indicators
Gauges can indicate when there
could be a problem with a vehicle
function. Often gauges and warning
lights work together to indicate a
problem with the vehicle.
Warning lights and gauges can
signal that something is wrong
before it becomes serious enough
to cause an expensive repair or
replacement. Paying attention to the
warning lights and gauges could
prevent injury.
When one of the warning lights
comes on and stays on while
driving, or when one of the gauges
shows there may be a problem,
check the section that explains what
to do. Follow this manual's advice.
Waiting to do repairs can be costly
and even dangerous.
Warning lights come on when there
could be a problem with a vehicle
function. Some warning lights come
on briefly when the engine is started
to indicate they are working.
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Cluster Application Displays
Audio
The cluster has three interactive
display zones.
While the Audio application page is
displayed, press SEL to enter the
Audio menu. In the Audio menu
search for music or change the
audio source.
Use the five-way control on the right
steering wheel control to move
between the different display zones
and scroll through the different
displays.
The left and right zones display
Driver Information Centre (DIC)
information. See Driver Information
Centre (DIC) on page 5-24.
The centre zone displays
application information for
navigation, audio, phone,
or settings. A speedometer can also
be displayed in this centre zone.
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.
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, or scroll through
contacts. If there is an active call,
mute the phone or switch to handset
operation.
Settings
Press SEL while the Settings
application page is displayed to
enter the Settings menu.
Units: Press SEL while Units is
highlighted to enter the Units menu.
Choose English 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
information displays. See Driver
Information Centre (DIC) on
page 5-24.
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 kilometres
per hour (km/h) or miles per
hour (mph).
Mileometer
The odometer shows how far the
vehicle has been driven, in either
kilometres or miles.
This vehicle has a tamper-resistant
odometer. If the vehicle needs a
new cluster installed, the new
odometer is set to the mileage of
the old odometer. If this is not
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possible, it is set at zero and a label
is put on the driver door to show the
old mileage reading.
Trip Odometer
The trip odometer can show 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
Centre (DIC). See Driver
Information Centre (DIC) on
page 5-24.
Rev Counter
The tachometer displays the engine
speed in revolutions per
minute (rpm).
For vehicles with a manual gearbox,
when the ignition is in ON/RUN, the
tachometer indicates the vehicle
status. When pointing to AUTO
STOP, the engine is off but the
vehicle is on and can move. The
engine could auto start at any time.
When the indicator points to OFF,
the vehicle is off.
Fuel Gauge
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.
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
tachometer in the shaded warning
area, the vehicle could be
damaged and the damage would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Do not operate the
engine with the tachometer in the
shaded warning area.
When the ignition is on, the fuel
gauge indicates about how much
fuel is left in the tank.
There is an arrow near the fuel
gauge pointing to the side of the
vehicle the fuel door is on.
When the indicator nears empty, the
low fuel light comes on. There still is
a little fuel left, but the vehicle
should be refuelled 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.
.
Engine Coolant
Temperature Gauge
The gauge takes a few seconds
to stabilise after the ignition is
turned on and goes back to
empty when the ignition is
turned off.
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Seat Belt Reminders
Driver Safety Belt Reminder
Light
There is a driver safety belt
reminder light on the instrument
cluster.
This gauge measures the
temperature of the vehicle's engine.
While driving under normal
operating conditions, if the needle
moves into the shaded area, the
engine is too hot. Pull off the road,
stop the vehicle, and turn off the
engine as soon as possible.
When the vehicle is started, this
light flashes and a chime may come
on to remind the driver to fasten
their safety belt. Then the light stays
on solid until the belt is buckled.
This cycle may continue several
times if the driver remains or
becomes unbuckled while the
vehicle is moving.
If the driver safety belt is buckled,
neither the light nor the chime
comes on.
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Passenger Seat Belt Reminder
Light
There is a passenger safety belt
reminder light near the passenger
airbag status indicator. See
Passenger Sensing System on
page 3-26.
The front passenger safety belt
warning light and chime may turn on
if an object is put on the seat such
as a briefcase, handbag, shopping
bag, laptop, or other electronic
device. To turn off the warning light
and/or chime, remove the object
from the seat or fasten the seat belt.
Airbag Readiness Light
When the vehicle is started, this
light flashes and a chime may come
on to remind passengers to fasten
their safety belt. Then the light stays
on solid until the belt is buckled.
This cycle continues several times if
the passenger remains or becomes
unbuckled while the vehicle is
moving.
If the passenger safety belt is
fastened, neither the chime nor the
light comes on.
This light shows if there is an
electrical problem with the airbag
system. The system check includes
the airbag sensor(s), passenger
sensing system, the pretensioners,
the airbag modules, the wiring, and
the crash sensing and diagnostic
module. For more information on the
airbag system, see Airbag System
on page 3-19.
The airbag readiness light comes on
for several seconds when the
vehicle is started. If the light does
not come on then, have it fixed
immediately.
{ Warning
If the airbag readiness light stays
on after the vehicle is started or
comes on while driving, it means
the airbag system might not be
working properly. The airbags in
the vehicle might not inflate in a
crash, or they could even inflate
without a crash. To help avoid
injury, have the vehicle serviced
right away.
If there is a problem with the airbag
system, a Driver Information Centre
(DIC) message may also come on.
See Airbag System Messages on
page 5-38.
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Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator
The vehicle has a passenger
sensing system. See Passenger
Sensing System on page 3-26 for
important safety information. The
passenger airbag status indicator is
in the overhead console.
When the vehicle is started, the
passenger airbag status indicator
will light the symbol for on and off
for several seconds as a system
check. Then, after several more
seconds, the status indicator will
light either the on or off symbol to let
you know the status of the front
outboard passenger frontal airbag
and knee airbag.
If 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.
If 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 retailer 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
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away. See Airbag Readiness
Light on page 5-12 for more
information, including important
safety information.
Charging System Light
The charging system light comes on
briefly when the ignition is turned
on, but the engine is not running, as
a check to show the light is working.
It should go out when the engine is
started.
If the light stays on, or comes on
while driving, there may be a
problem with the electrical charging
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system. Have it checked by your
dealer. Driving while this light is on
could drain the battery.
have the vehicle serviced by your
dealer. See Ignition Positions on
page 9-15.
When this light comes on, or is
flashing, the Driver Information
Centre (DIC) also displays a
message.
See Battery Voltage and Charging
Messages on page 5-30.
If a short distance must be driven
with the light on, be sure to turn off
all accessories, such as the radio
and air conditioner.
Malfunction
Indicator Lamp
A computer system called OBD II
(On-Board Diagnostics-Second
Generation) monitors the operation
of the vehicle to ensure emissions
are at acceptable levels, helping to
maintain a clean environment. The
malfunction indicator lamp comes
on when the vehicle is placed in
Service Only Mode, as a check to
show it is working. If it does not,
If the malfunction indicator lamp
comes on while the engine is
running, this indicates that the OBD
II system has detected a problem
and diagnosis and service might be
required.
Malfunctions often are indicated by
the system before any problem is
apparent. Being aware of the light
can prevent more serious damage
to the vehicle. This system also
assists the service technician in
correctly diagnosing any
malfunction.
{ Caution
If the vehicle is continually driven
with this light on, the emission
controls might not work as well,
the vehicle fuel economy might
not be as good, and the engine
might not run as smoothly. This
could lead to costly repairs that
might not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
{ Caution
Modifications made to the engine,
transmission, exhaust, intake,
or fuel system of the vehicle or
the replacement of the original
tyres with other than those of the
same Tyre Performance Criteria
(TPC) can affect the vehicle's
emission controls and can cause
this light to come on.
Modifications to these systems
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could lead to costly repairs not
covered by the vehicle warranty.
This could also result in a failure
to pass a required Emission
Inspection/Maintenance test. See
Accessories and Modifications on
page 10-2.
This light comes on during a
malfunction in one of two ways:
Light Flashing: A misfire condition
has been detected. A misfire
increases vehicle emissions and
could damage the emission control
system on the vehicle. Diagnosis
and service might be required.
To prevent more serious damage to
the vehicle:
.
Reduce vehicle speed.
.
Avoid hard accelerations.
.
Avoid steep uphill grades.
If towing a trailer, reduce the
amount of cargo being hauled as
soon as it is possible.
If the light continues to flash, find a
safe place to stop and park the
vehicle. Turn the vehicle off, wait at
least 10 seconds, and restart the
engine. If the light is still flashing,
follow the previous steps and see
your dealer for service as soon as
possible.
Light On Steady: An emission
control system malfunction has
been detected on the vehicle.
Diagnosis and service might be
required.
The following may correct an
emission control system
malfunction:
.
Check that the fuel cap is fully
installed. See Filling the Tank on
page 9-61. The diagnostic
system can determine if the fuel
cap has been left off or
improperly installed. A loose or
missing fuel cap allows fuel to
evaporate into the atmosphere.
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A few driving trips with the cap
properly installed should turn the
light off.
.
Check that good quality fuel is
used. Poor fuel quality causes
the engine not to run as
efficiently as designed and may
cause stalling after start-up,
stalling when the vehicle is
changed into gear, misfiring,
hesitation on acceleration,
or stumbling on acceleration.
These conditions might go away
once the engine is warmed up.
If one or more of these conditions
occurs, change the fuel brand used.
It may require at least one full tank
of the proper fuel to turn the light off.
See Recommended Fuel on
page 9-60.
If none of the above have made the
light turn off, your dealer can check
the vehicle. The dealer has the
proper test equipment and
diagnostic tools to fix any
mechanical or electrical problems
that might have developed.
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Emissions Inspection and
Maintenance Programs
Depending on where you live, your
vehicle may be required to
participate in an emission control
system inspection and maintenance
program. For the inspection, the
emission system test equipment will
likely connect to the vehicle's Data
Link Connector (DLC).
The DLC is under the instrument
panel to the left of the steering
wheel. See your dealer if assistance
is needed.
The vehicle may not pass
inspection if:
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The malfunction indicator lamp is
on with the engine running, or if
the vehicle is placed in Service
Only Mode and the malfunction
indicator lamp does not come
on. See your dealer for
assistance in verifying proper
operation of the malfunction
indicator lamp.
.
The OBD II (On-Board
Diagnostics) system determines
that critical emission control
systems have not been
completely diagnosed. The
vehicle would be considered not
ready for inspection. This can
happen if the 12-volt battery has
recently been replaced or run
down. The diagnostic system is
designed to evaluate critical
emission control systems during
normal driving. This can take
several days of routine driving.
If this has been done and the
vehicle still does not pass the
inspection for lack of OBD II
system readiness, your dealer
can prepare the vehicle for
inspection.
Brake System Warning
Light
The vehicle brake system consists
of two hydraulic circuits. If one
circuit is not working, the remaining
circuit can still work to stop the
vehicle. For normal braking
performance, both circuits need to
be working.
If the warning light comes on, there
is a brake problem. Have the brake
system inspected immediately.
This light comes on briefly when the
vehicle is turned on. If it does not
come on then, have it fixed so it will
be ready to warn if there is a
problem.
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If the light comes on and stays on,
there is a basic braking system
problem.
Parking Brake Light
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Service Electric Parking
Brake Light
{ Warning
The brake system might not be
working properly if the brake
system warning light is on.
Driving with the brake system
warning light on can lead to a
crash. If the light is still on after
the vehicle has been pulled off
the road and carefully stopped,
have the vehicle towed for
service.
The parking brake status light
comes on when the parking brake is
applied. If the light continues
flashing after the parking brake is
released, or while driving, there is a
problem with the electric parking
brake system or another system.
A message may also display in the
Driver Information Centre (DIC).
See Brake System Messages on
page 5-31.
If the light does not come on,
or remains flashing, see your dealer.
This 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.
If this light stays on, there is a
problem with the Electric Parking
Brake system or another system on
the vehicle that is causing the
parking brake system to work
at a reduced level. The vehicle can
still be driven, but should be taken
to a dealer as soon as possible.
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See the information for the electric
handbrake, Electric Parking Brake
(EPB),under Parking Brake
(Manual) on page 9-28 or Parking
Brake (Electric) on page 9-29. If a
message displays in the Driver
Information Centre (DIC), see Brake
System Messages on page 5-31.
Antilock Brake System
(ABS) Warning Light
This light comes on briefly when the
engine is started.
If it does not, have the vehicle
serviced by your dealer.
If the ABS light stays on, turn the
ignition off.
If the light comes on while driving,
stop as soon as it is safely possible
and turn off the vehicle. Then start
the engine again to reset the
system. If the ABS light stays on,
or comes on again while driving, the
vehicle needs service. A chime may
also sound when the light comes on
steady.
If the ABS light is the only light on,
the vehicle has regular brakes, but
the anti-lock brakes are not
functioning.
If both the ABS and the brake
system warning light are on, the
vehicle's anti-lock brakes are not
functioning and there is a problem
with the regular brakes. See your
retailer for service.
See Brake System Warning Light on
page 5-16 and Brake System
Messages on page 5-31.
Lane Departure Warning
(LDW) Light
If equipped, this light briefly comes
on while starting the vehicle.
If it does not, have the vehicle
serviced by your dealer. If the
system is working normally, the
indicator light then turns off.
This light comes on green when the
system is on and ready to operate.
When the system determines that
the vehicle is leaving its lane
without using the indicator, this light
will change to amber and flash.
See Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
on page 9-57.
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Vehicle Ahead Indicator
Traction Off Light
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
If equipped, this light in the Driver
Information Centre (DIC) displays
green when a vehicle is detected
ahead.
This light comes on briefly while
starting the engine. If it does not,
have the vehicle serviced by your
dealer. If the system is working
normally, the indicator light then
turns off.
This light comes on briefly while
starting the engine. If it does not,
have the vehicle serviced by your
dealer.
This light will display amber when
you are following a vehicle ahead
much too closely.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System on page 9-51.
The traction off light comes on when
the Traction Control System (TCS)
has been turned off by pressing and
releasing the TCS/StabiliTrak
button.
This light and the StabiliTrak OFF
light come on when StabiliTrak is
turned off.
If the TCS is off, wheel spin is not
limited. Adjust driving accordingly.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control on page 9-31.
This light comes on when the
StabiliTrak system is turned off.
If StabiliTrak is off, the Traction
Control System (TCS) is also off.
If the 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 on page 9-31.
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Traction Control System
(TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
If the indicator/warning light is on
and flashing, the TCS and/or the
StabiliTrak system is actively
working.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control on page 9-31.
This light comes on briefly when the
engine is started.
Engine Coolant
Temperature Warning
Light
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 DIC
message may display. Check the
DIC messages to determine which
feature(s) is no longer functioning
and whether the vehicle requires
service.
{ Caution
The engine coolant temperature
warning light indicates that the
vehicle has overheated. Driving
with this light on can damage the
engine and it may not be covered
by the vehicle warranty. See
Engine Overheating on
page 10-15.
The engine coolant temperature
warning light comes on when the
engine has overheated.
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.
If this happens, pull over and turn
off the engine as soon as possible.
See Engine Overheating on
page 10-15.
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Tyre Pressure Light
For vehicles with the Tyre Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS), this light
comes on briefly when the engine is
started. It provides information
about tyre pressures and the TPMS.
When the Light Is On Steady
This indicates that one or more of
the tyres are significantly
underinflated.
A Driver Information Centre (DIC)
tyre pressure message may also
display. See Tyre Messages on
page 5-39. Stop as soon as
possible, and inflate the tyres to the
pressure value shown on the Tyre
and Loading Information label. See
Tyre Pressure on page 10-39.
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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 Tyre Pressure Monitor
Operation on page 10-42.
Engine Oil Pressure Light
{ Caution
Lack of proper engine oil
maintenance can damage the
engine. Driving with the engine
oil low can also damage the
engine. The repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Check the oil level as soon as
possible. Add oil if required, but if
the oil level is within the operating
range and the oil pressure is still
low, have the vehicle serviced.
Always follow the maintenance
schedule for changing engine oil.
This light should come on briefly as
the engine is started. If it does not
come on, have the vehicle serviced
by your dealer.
If the light comes on and stays on, it
means that oil is not flowing through
the engine properly. The vehicle
could be low on oil and might have
some other system problem. See
your dealer.
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Low Fuel Warning Light
Security Light
Main-Beam On Light
This light is near the fuel gauge and
comes on briefly when the ignition is
turned on as a check to show it is
working.
The security 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.
This light comes on when the
high-beam headlamps are in use.
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.
See Headlamp Main/Dipped-Beam
Changer on page 6-3.
IntelliBeam® Light
If the light stays on and the engine
does not start, there could be a
problem with the theft-deterrent
system. See Immobiliser Operation
on page 2-17.
This light comes on when the
IntelliBeam system is enabled.
See Exterior Lamp Controls on
page 6-1.
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Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) Light
This light should come on briefly as
the vehicle is started. If it does not
come on, have the vehicle serviced
by your dealer.
This light comes on solid when
there is a problem with the AFL
system. It flashes when the system
is switching between lighting
modes. See Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) on page 6-5.
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Rear Fog Lamp Light
Cruise Control Light
This light comes on when the rear
fog lamps are in use.
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.
For more information see Rear Fog
Lamps on page 6-7.
See Cruise Control on page 9-35.
Lamps On Reminder
This light comes on when the
exterior lamps are in use. See
Exterior Lamp Controls on page 6-1.
Adaptive Cruise Control Light
This light in the Driver Information
Centre (DIC) comes on when the
Adaptive Cruise Control (if
equipped) is active. See Adaptive
Cruise Control on page 9-38.
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Information Displays
Driver Information
Centre (DIC)
The DIC displays are shown in the
left and right interactive display
zones on the instrument cluster. The
displays show the status of many
vehicle systems. The controls for
the DIC are on the right steering
wheel control.
S or T :
Press to move between
the interactive display zones in the
cluster. Press S to go back to the
previous menu.
SEL (Select): Press to open a
menu or select a menu item. Press
and hold to reset values on certain
screens.
DIC Information Displays
DIC Information Display
Options
The following is the list of all
possible DIC information displays.
Some of the information displays
may not be available for your
particular vehicle.
The information displays on the DIC
can be turned on or off through the
Settings menu.
Speed: Shows the vehicle speed in
either kilometres per hour (km/h) or
miles per hour (mph).
1. Press SEL while viewing the
Settings page in the centre
display zone on the cluster.
Trip 1 and Trip 2: Shows the
current distance travelled, in either
kilometres (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.
2. Scroll to Info Pages and
press SEL.
3. Press y or z to move through
the list of possible information
displays.
y or z : Press to move up or
down in a list.
4. Press SEL while an item is
highlighted to select or deselect
that item. When an item is
selected, a checkmark will
appear next to it.
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Travel Time: Shows the estimated
time duration remaining for the
current route.
Fuel Range: Shows the
approximate distance the vehicle
can be driven without refuelling.
LOW will be displayed when the
vehicle is low on fuel. The fuel
range estimate is based on an
average of the vehicle's fuel
economy over recent driving history
and the amount of fuel remaining in
the fuel tank.
Average Speed: Shows the
average speed of the vehicle in
kilometres per hour (km/h) or miles
per hour (mph). This average is
calculated based on the various
vehicle speeds recorded since the
last reset of this value. The average
speed can be reset by pressing and
holding SEL while this display is
active.
Average Fuel Economy: Shows
the approximate average litres per
100 kilometres (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.
The Average Fuel Economy can be
reset by pressing and holding SEL
while this display is active.
Timer: This display can be used as
a timer. To start the timer, press SEL
while this display is active. The
display will show the amount of time
that has passed since the timer was
last reset. To stop the timer, press
SEL briefly while this display is
active and the timer is running. To
reset the timer to zero, press and
hold SEL while this display is active.
Instantaneous Fuel Economy:
Shows the current fuel economy in
either litres per 100 kilometres
(L/100 km) or miles per gallon
(mpg). This number reflects only the
fuel economy that the vehicle has
right now and changes frequently as
driving conditions change.
Compass: Shows the direction the
vehicle is driving.
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.
Turn Arrow: Shows the next
manoeuvre when using route
guidance.
Cruise Set Speed: Shows the
speed the cruise control or Adaptive
Cruise Control is set to.
Distance to Destination: Shows
the distance to the destination when
using route guidance.
Speed Limit: Shows the current
speed limit. The information for this
page comes from a roadway
database.
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Follow Distance Indicator: When
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is
not engaged, the current follow time
to the vehicle ahead is displayed as
a time value on this page. When
ACC has been engaged, the display
switches to the gap setting page.
This page shows the current gap
setting along with the vehicle ahead
telltale.
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 on
page 5-33. The oil should be
changed as soon as possible. See
Engine Oil on page 10-6. In addition
to the engine oil life system
monitoring the oil life, additional
maintenance is recommended in the
Maintenance Schedule. See
Scheduled Maintenance on
page 11-1.
The Oil Life display must be reset
after each oil change. It will not
reset itself. Do not to reset the Oil
Life display accidentally at any time
other than when the oil has just
been changed. It cannot be reset
accurately until the next oil change.
To reset the engine oil life system,
see your dealer.
Tyre Pressure: Shows the
approximate pressures of all four
tyres. Tyre pressure is displayed in
either kilopascal (kPa) or in pounds
per square inch (psi). If the pressure
is low, the value for that tyre is
shown in amber. See Tyre Pressure
Monitor System on page 10-41 and
Tyre Pressure Monitor Operation on
page 10-42.
Vehicle Odometer: Shows the
odometer.
Blank Page: The Blank Page
display allows for no information to
be displayed in the DIC display
zone(s).
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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 windscreen. The image is
projected through the HUD lens on
top of the instrument panel. The
information appears as an image
focused out toward the front of the
vehicle.
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{ Caution
If you try to use the HUD image
as a parking aid, you may
misjudge the distance and
damage your vehicle. Do not use
the HUD image as a parking aid.
The HUD information can be
displayed in various languages. 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 Driver Information Centre (DIC).
See Vehicle Personalisation on
page 5-41 and “Settings” under
Instrument Cluster on page 5-8.
HUD Display on the Vehicle
Windscreen
The HUD may display some of the
following vehicle information and
vehicle messages or alerts:
.
Speed
.
Rev Counter
.
Audio
.
Phone
.
Navigation
.
Collision Alert
.
Cruise Control
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Lane Departure
.
Low Fuel
Some vehicle messages or alerts
displayed in the HUD may be
cleared by using the steering wheel
controls. See Vehicle Messages on
page 5-30.
$ (Image Adjustment): Press
down or lift up to centre the HUD
image. The HUD image can only be
adjusted up and down, not side
to side.
To adjust the HUD image:
The HUD image will automatically
dim and brighten to compensate for
outside lighting. The HUD
brightness control can also be
adjusted as needed.
2. Start the engine.
The HUD image can temporarily
light up depending on the angle and
position of the sunlight on the HUD
display. This is normal.
Use the following settings to adjust
the HUD.
Polarised sunglasses could make
the HUD image harder to see.
1. Adjust the driver seat to a
comfortable position.
There are four views in the HUD.
Some vehicle information and
vehicle messages or alerts may be
displayed in any view.
! (Display View): Press to
select the display view. Release
when the desired display is shown
on the HUD.
D (Image Brightness): 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 control is to the left of the
steering wheel.
HUD Views
Speed View: This display gives the
speedometer reading (in English or
metric units), traffic sign memory,
Adaptive Cruise Control speed,
Forward Collision Alert status, Lane
Departure Warning, and Vehicle
Ahead indicator. Some information
only appears on vehicles that have
these features, and when they are
active.
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Performance View: This display
gives the speedometer reading (in
English or metric units), rpm
reading, transmission positions, and
gear shift indicator.
Care of the HUD
Audio/Phone View: This display
includes the information in 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 speed
view along with Turn-by-Turn
Navigation information. 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.
Navigation Turn-by-Turn Alerts
shown in the instrument cluster may
also be displayed in any HUD view.
Incoming phone calls appearing in
the instrument cluster, may also
display in any HUD view.
Clean the inside of the windscreen
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.
HUD Troubleshooting
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.
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.
Polarised sunglasses are
not worn.
Vehicle Messages
.
Windscreen and HUD lens are
clean.
Messages displayed on the DIC
indicate the status of the vehicle or
some action that may be needed to
correct a condition. Multiple
messages may display one after the
other.
If the HUD image is not correct,
contact your dealer.
The windscreen is part of the HUD
system. See Windscreen
Replacement on page 10-24.
The messages that do not require
immediate action can be
acknowledged and cleared by
pressing SEL. The messages that
require immediate action cannot be
cleared until that action is
performed. All messages should be
taken seriously and clearing the
messages does not correct the
problem.
The following are some of the
vehicle messages that may be
displayed depending on the vehicle
content.
Battery Voltage and
Charging Messages
BATTERY SAVER ACTIVE
This message displays when the
vehicle has detected that the battery
voltage is dropping beyond a
reasonable point. The battery saver
system starts reducing features of
the vehicle that may be noticed. At
the point that features are disabled,
this message displays. Turn off
unnecessary accessories to allow
the battery to recharge.
LOW BATTERY
This message is displayed when the
battery voltage is low. See Battery
on page 10-20.
SERVICE BATTERY
CHARGING SYSTEM
This message is displayed when
there is a fault in the battery
charging system. Take the vehicle to
your dealer for service.
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TRANSPORT MODE ON
RELEASE HAND BRAKE
Compass Messages
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.
This message is displayed if the
Electric Parking Brake is on while
the vehicle is in motion. See Parking
Brake (Manual) on page 9-28 or
Parking Brake (Electric) on
page 9-29.
Dashes may be displayed if the
vehicle temporarily loses
communication with the Global
Positioning System (GPS).
SERVICE BRAKE ASSIST
ADAPTIVE CRUISE SET
TO XXX
Brake System Messages
BRAKE FLUID LOW
This message is displayed when the
brake fluid level is low. See Brake
Fluid on page 10-18.
STEP ON BRAKE TO
RELEASE HAND BRAKE
This message is displayed if you
attempt to release the Electric
Parking Brake without the brake
pedal applied. See Parking Brake
(Manual) on page 9-28 or Parking
Brake (Electric) on page 9-29.
This message may be displayed
when there is a problem with the
brake boost assist system. When
this message is displayed, the brake
boost assist motor might be heard
operating and you might notice
pulsation in the brake pedal. This is
normal under these conditions. Take
the vehicle to your dealer for
service.
SERVICE HAND BRAKE
This message is displayed when
there is a problem with the parking
brake. Take the vehicle to your
dealer for service.
Cruise Control Messages
This message displays when the
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
speed is set. See Adaptive Cruise
Control on page 9-38.
ADAPTIVE CRUISE
TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when
attempting to activate Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC) when it is
temporarily unavailable. The ACC
system does not need service.
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This can occur under the following
conditions:
.
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SERVICE ADAPTIVE CRUISE
CONTROL
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
on page 10-59.
This message displays when the
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
needs service. Take the vehicle to
your dealer.
Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with the radar object detection or
camera performance.
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.
CRUISE SET TO XXX
This message displays when the
cruise control speed is set. See
Cruise Control on page 9-35.
No Cruise Braking Petrol Pedal
Applied
This message displays when
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is
active and the driver is pressing the
accelerator pedal. When this occurs,
ACC will not brake. See Adaptive
Cruise Control on page 9-38.
SHIFT TO PARK BEFORE
EXITING
Door Ajar Messages
DOOR OPEN
A door open symbol will be
displayed on the DIC showing which
door is open. If the vehicle has been
shifted out of P (Park), a DOOR
OPEN message will also be
displayed. The DOOR OPEN
message may also be displayed if
the vehicle starts to move. Close the
door completely.
HOOD OPEN
This message will display along with
a bonnet open symbol when the
bonnet is open. Close the bonnet
completely.
BOOT LID OPEN
This message will display along with
a symbol when the boot is open.
Close the boot completely.
Engine Cooling System
Messages
A/C OFF ENGINE
COOLANT HOT
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.
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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.
ENGINE OVERHEATED - IDLE
ENGINE
This message displays and a chime
sounds when the engine coolant
temperature is too hot. The engine
coolant temperature warning light
will also be on. Stop and allow the
vehicle to idle until it cools down.
ENGINE OVERHEATED - TURN
VEHICLE OFF
This message displays and a
continuous chime sounds if the
engine cooling system reaches
unsafe temperatures for operation.
The engine coolant temperature
warning light will flash. Stop and
turn off the vehicle as soon as it is
safe to do so to avoid severe
damage. This message clears when
the engine has cooled to a safe
operating temperature.
Engine Oil Messages
CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON
This message displays when the
engine oil needs to be changed.
When you change the engine oil, be
sure to reset the Oil Life System.
See Engine Oil Life System on
page 10-8, Driver Information
Centre (DIC) on page 5-24, Engine
Oil on page 10-6 and Scheduled
Maintenance on page 11-1.
ENGINE OIL HOT, IDLE
ENGINE
This message displays when the
engine oil temperature is too hot.
Stop and allow the vehicle to idle
until it cools down.
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ENGINE OIL LOW - ADD OIL
On some vehicles, this message
displays when the engine oil level
may be too low. Check the oil level
before filling to the recommended
level. If the oil is not low and this
message remains on, take the
vehicle to your dealer for service.
See Engine Oil on page 10-6.
OIL PRESSURE LOW - STOP
ENGINE
This message displays if low oil
pressure levels occur. Stop the
vehicle as soon as safely possible
and do not operate it until the cause
of the low oil pressure has been
corrected. Check the oil as soon as
possible and have the vehicle
serviced by your dealer.
Engine Power Messages
ENGINE POWER IS REDUCED
This message displays when the
vehicle's engine power is reduced.
Reduced engine power can affect
the vehicle's ability to accelerate.
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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, the vehicle
should be taken to your dealer for
service as soon as possible.
Fuel System Messages
FUEL LEVEL LOW
This message displays when the
vehicle is low on fuel. Refuel as
soon as possible
TIGHTEN PETROL CAP
This message displays when the
fuel cap is not on tight. Tighten the
fuel cap.
Key and Lock Messages
NO REMOTE DETECTED
when the transmitter battery may be
weak. See “Starting the Vehicle with
a Low Transmitter Battery” under
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation on page 2-2.
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 on page 2-2.
NO REMOTE PRESS BRAKE
TO RESTART
This message is displayed when
attempting to turn off the vehicle
and the remote is no longer
detected. Restarting is allowed
without the remote for five minutes.
Press the brake pedal to restart the
vehicle.
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.
REPLACE BATTERY IN
REMOTE KEY
This message displays when the
battery in the RKE transmitter needs
to be replaced.
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Lamp Messages
Indicator On
AFL (ADAPTIVE FORWARD
LIGHTING) LAMPS NEED
SERVICE
This message is displayed if the
indicator has been left on. Turn off
the indicator.
This message displays when the
AFL system is disabled and needs
service. See your dealer. See
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) on
page 6-5.
Object Detection System
Messages
AUTOMATIC LIGHT CONTROL
ON/OFF
This message is displayed when the
exterior lamp control is in AUTO and
the lights have turned on or off. See
Automatic Headlamp System on
page 6-4.
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
on page 10-59.
.
Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with the radar object detection or
camera performance.
24 GHz RADARS OFF
This message displays when driving
in certain areas where there may be
radar interference. Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC), Forward Collision
Alert (FCA), and the Active
Emergency Braking System may not
work or may not work as well. The
vehicle does not need service.
XXX INDICATOR FAILURE
AUTOMATIC COLLISION PREP
UNAVAILABLE
When one of the indicators is out,
this message displays to show
which bulb needs to be replaced.
See Bulb Replacement on
page 10-25 and Replacement Bulbs
on page 10-27.
This message displays when the
Active Emergency Braking System
has been unavailable for some time.
The Active Emergency Braking
System does not need service.
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This message may also be
displayed if there is a problem with
the StabiliTrak system.
FORWARD COLLISION
ALERT OFF
This message displays when the
Forward Collision Alert has been
turned off.
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Front Camera Blocked Clean
Windscreen
This message displays when the
camera is blocked. Cleaning the
outside of the windscreen behind
the rearview mirror may correct the
issue. The Lane Departure Warning
system will not operate. Forward
Collision Alert (FCA) may not work
or may not work as well.
LANE DEPARTURE WARNING
UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when
attempting to activate the Lane
Departure Warning (LDW) system
when it is temporarily unavailable.
The LDW system does not need
service.
This message could be due to the
camera being blocked. Cleaning the
outside of the windscreen behind
the rearview mirror may correct the
issue.
PARK ASSIST OFF
This message displays when the
Parking Assist system has been
turned off or when there is a
temporary condition causing the
system to be disabled.
REAR AUTO BRAKE AND
PARK ASSIST UNAVAILABLE
This message displays when
attempting to activate the parking
and reversing 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
on page 10-59.
.
Heavy rain or snow is interfering
with the radar object detection or
camera performance.
See Driver Assistance Systems on
page 9-46.
SERVICE AUTOMATIC
COLLISION PREP
If this message displays, take the
vehicle to your dealer to repair the
system.
SERVICE DRIVER ASSIST
SYSTEM
If this message displays, take the
vehicle to your dealer to repair the
system.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC),
Forward Collision Alert (FCA),
Active Emergency Braking System,
Assistance Systems for Parking or
Reversing, and/or Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) system may not
work. Do not use these systems
until the vehicle has been repaired.
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SERVICE FRONT CAMERA
SIDE BLIND ZONE ALERT OFF
If this message remains on after
continued driving, the vehicle needs
service. Do not use the Lane
Departure Warning (LDW) and
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
features. Take the vehicle to your
dealer.
This message indicates that the
driver has turned the Side Blind
Zone Alert (SBZA) system off.
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 retailer for
service.
SERVICE REAR AUTO BRAKE
AND PARK ASSIST
This message displays if there is a
problem with the parking and
reversing features of the Driver
Assistance System. Do not use this
system to help park or reverse the
vehicle. See your retailer for
service.
SERVICE SIDE DETECTION
SYSTEM
If this message remains on after
continued driving, the vehicle needs
service. Side Blind Zone Alert
(SBZA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
(RCTA) features will not work. Take
the vehicle to your dealer.
SIDE DETECTION SYSTEM
UNAVAILABLE
This message indicates that Side
Blind Zone Alert (SBZA) 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, or near sites where the
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sensors could cause interference.
The vehicle does not need service.
For cleaning, see "Washing the
Vehicle" under Exterior Care on
page 10-59.
Ride Control System
Messages
ALL WHEEL DRIVE OFF
If the vehicle has the
All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system, this
message displays when there is a
temporary condition making the
AWD system unavailable. The
vehicle will run in 2WD. This could
be caused by:
.
Loss of wheel or vehicle speed
.
AWD system overheat
.
Certain vehicle electrical
conditions
This message turns off when the
above conditions are no longer
present and the warning message is
reset.
See All-Wheel Drive on page 9-27.
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SERVICE ALL WHEEL DRIVE
This message displays if a problem
occurs with the All-Wheel-Drive
(AWD) system. The vehicle will run
in 2WD. This could be caused by:
.
An electronics problem
.
Worn out or overheated clutch
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.
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Various electrical issues
The system may need service. See
your dealer.
SERVICE STABILITRAK
This message displays if there is a
problem with the StabiliTrak system.
See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control on page 9-31.
SERVICE SUSPENSION
SYSTEM
This message displays when there
is a problem with the MagneRide™
system. See Driver Mode Control on
page 9-34. Have the vehicle
serviced by your dealer.
SERVICE TRACTION
CONTROL
This message displays when there
is a problem with the Traction
Control System (TCS). See Traction
Control/Electronic Stability Control
on page 9-31.
TRACTION CONTROL OFF
This message may display when the
Traction Control System (TCS) has
been turned off. See Traction
Control/Electronic Stability Control
on page 9-31.
TRACTION CONTROL ON
This message may display when the
Traction Control System (TCS) has
been turned on. See Traction
Control/Electronic Stability Control
on page 9-31.
Airbag System Messages
SERVICE AIRBAG
This message displays if there is a
problem with the airbag system.
Take the vehicle to your dealer for
service.
Security Messages
THEFT ATTEMPTED
This message displays if the vehicle
detects a tamper condition.
Service Vehicle Messages
SERVICE AC SYSTEM
This message displays if there is a
problem with the air conditioning
system. Take the vehicle to your
dealer for service.
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SERVICE PEDESTRIAN
PROTECTION SYSTEM
Starting the Vehicle
Messages
This message displays when there
is a problem with the pedestrian
protection system. See your retailer
for service immediately.
start, turn the steering wheel the
other way, and try starting the
vehicle again.
PRESS BRAKE TO START
VEHICLE
Tyre Messages
SERVICE POWER STEERING
This message displays if there is a
problem with the power steering
system. Take the vehicle to your
dealer for service.
SERVICE STEERING
COLUMN LOCK
This message displays if there is a
problem with the steering column
lock. Take the vehicle to your dealer
for service.
SERVICE VEHICLE SOON
This message displays if there is a
problem with the vehicle. Take the
vehicle to your dealer for service.
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.
TURN STEERING WHEEL
START VEHICLE AGAIN
This message may display when
you try to start the vehicle, but the
column remains locked. Try turning
the steering wheel while starting the
vehicle to unlock the steering
column. If the vehicle still does not
SERVICE TYRE MONITOR
SYSTEM
This message displays if there is a
problem with the Tyre Pressure
Monitor System (TPMS). See Tyre
Pressure Monitor Operation on
page 10-42.
TYRE LEARNING ACTIVE
This message displays when the
system is learning new tyres. See
Tyre Pressure Monitor Operation on
page 10-42.
TYRE LOW ADD AIR TO TYRE
This message displays when the
pressure in one or more of the tyres
is low.
This message also displays LEFT
FRONT, RIGHT FRONT, LEFT
REAR, or RIGHT REAR to indicate
the location of the low tyre.
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The low tyre pressure warning light
will also come on. See Tyre
Pressure Light on page 5-21.
If a tyre pressure message appears
on the DIC, stop as soon as you
can. Inflate the tyres by adding air
until the tyre pressure is equal to the
values shown on the Tyre and
Loading Information label. See
Tyres on page 10-36, Vehicle Load
Limits on page 9-10, and Tyre
Pressure on page 10-39.
You can receive more than one tyre
pressure message at a time. The
DIC also shows the tyre pressure
values. See Driver Information
Centre (DIC) on page 5-24.
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
the Driver Shift Control (DSC) and
attempting to shift to a gear not
appropriate for the vehicle speed
and engine revolutions per minute
(rpm). See Manual Mode on
page 9-24.
SHIFT TO PARK
This message displays when the
transmission needs to be shifted to
P (Park). This may appear when
attempting to remove the key from
the vehicle if the vehicle is not in
P (Park).
TRANSMISSION HOT - IDLE
ENGINE
This message displays and a chime
sounds if the transmission fluid in
the vehicle gets hot. Driving with the
transmission fluid temperature high
can cause damage to the vehicle.
Stop the vehicle and let it idle to
allow the transmission to cool. This
message clears when the fluid
temperature reaches a safe level.
Vehicle Reminder
Messages
ICE POSSIBLE DRIVE
WITH CARE
This message displays when ice
conditions are possible.
Vehicle Speed Messages
SELECTED SPEED LIMIT
EXCEEDED
This message is displayed when the
vehicle speed is greater than the set
speed. See "Speed Warning" under
Driver Information Centre (DIC) on
page 5-24.
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VEHICLE SPEED LIMITED
This message is displayed under
certain conditions when there is a
problem and the vehicle's speed is
being limited.
Washer Fluid Messages
WASHER FLUID LOW ADD
FLUID
This message may display when the
washer fluid level is low. See
Washer Fluid on page 10-17.
Vehicle
Personalisation
Use the audio system controls to
access the personalisation menus
for customising vehicle features.
The following are all possible
personalisation features. Depending
on the vehicle, some may not be
available.
To access the
personalisation menu:
1. Press SETTINGS on the Home
page on the infotainment system
display.
2. Press Vehicle Settings.
3. Press the desired feature to
display a list of available
options.
4. Press to select the desired
feature setting.
5. Press 0 to return to the
previous menu.
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Personalisation Menus
The following list of menu items may
be available:
.
Climate and Air Quality
.
Collision/Detection Systems
.
Comfort and Convenience
.
Language
.
Lighting
.
Power Door Locks
.
Remote Locking, Unlocking,
Starting
.
Return to Factory Settings
Climate and Air Quality
Select the Climate and Air Quality
menu and the following may be
displayed:
.
Auto Fan Max Speed
.
Auto Heated Seats
.
Auto Demist
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Auto Fan Max Speed
.
Go Notifier
This feature will set the maximum
auto fan speed.
.
Side Blind Zone Alert
Select Low, Medium, or High.
Alert Type
Select Off or On.
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, and Reversing Warning
alerts.
Auto Demist
Select Beeps or Safety Alert Seat.
This will turn auto demist on or off.
Only vehicles with the uplevel dual
automatic climate control system will
have this option.
Auto Collision Preparation
Auto Heated Seats
When on, this feature will turn the
heated seats on when using remote
start on cold days.
Select Off or On.
Collision/Detection Systems
Select the Collision/Detection
Systems menu and the following
may be displayed (if equipped):
.
Alert Type
.
Auto Collision Preparation
This feature will turn on or off the
Forward Collision Alert feature as
well as the Active Emergency
Braking feature. With the Alert &
Brake setting, both Forward
Collision Alert as well as the Active
Emergency Braking feature are
available. The Alert setting disables
most Active Emergency Braking
feature. Some last-second
automatic braking capability is still
provided with the Alert setting, but it
is much less likely to be triggered by
most driving conditions. Off disables
all Forward Collision Alert and
Active Emergency Braking feature.
See Active Emergency Braking
System on page 9-54.
Select Off, Alert & Brake, or Alert.
Go Notifier
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. See Adaptive
Cruise Control on page 9-38
Select Off or On.
Side Blind Zone Alert
This allows the Side Blind Zone
Alert feature to be turned on or off.
See Side Blind Zone Alert (SBZA)
on page 9-56
Select Off or On.
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Comfort and Convenience
Select the Comfort and
Convenience menu and the
following may be displayed:
They will return to their previous
driving position when the vehicle is
shifted out of R (Reverse) or the
ignition is turned to OFF.
.
Auto Memory Recall
.
Reverse Tilt Mirror
Select Off, On - Driver and
Passenger, On - Driver or On Passenger.
.
Easy Exit Steering Column
Easy Exit Options
.
Easy Exit Options
.
Chime Volume
This allows the Easy Exit Options
feature to be turned on or off.
.
Personalisation by Driver
Select Off or On.
.
Rain Sense Wipers
Chime Volume
Auto Memory Recall
This allows the Auto Memory Recall
feature to be turned on or off.
Select Off or On. On some vehicles
select Off, On - Driver Door Open,
or On - At ignition On.
Reverse Tilt Mirror
When on, both the driver and
passenger mirrors will tilt downward
when the vehicle is shifted to
R (Reverse) to improve visibility of
the ground near the rear wheels.
This allows the selection of the
chime volume level.
Select a volume between 0 and 63.
Personalisation by Driver
This allows the Personalisation by
Driver feature to be turned on or off.
Select Off or On.
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Rain Sense Wipers
This allows the Rain Sense Wipers
feature to be turned on or off.
Select Disabled or Enabled.
Language
Select Language, then select from
the available language(s).
The selected language will display
on the system, and voice
recognition will reflect the selected
language.
Lighting
Select the Lighting menu and the
following may be displayed:
.
Vehicle Locator Lights
.
Exit Lighting
.
Left or Right Hand Traffic
.
Auto High Beam
.
Adaptive Main Beam
.
Adaptive Forward Lighting
.
Daytime Tail Lights
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Vehicle Locator Lights
Power Door Locks
This allows the vehicle locator lights
to be turned on or off.
Select Off or On. On some vehicles
select Off, Normal Sensitivity,
or Low Sensitivity.
Select Off or On.
Adaptive Main Beam
.
Unlocked Door Anti Lock Out
Exit Lighting
This allows the vehicle locator lights
to be turned on or off.
.
Auto Door Unlock
.
Select Off or On. On some vehicles
elect Off, Normal Sensitivity, or Low
Sensitivity.
Delayed Door Lock
Unlocked Door Anti Lock Out
This allows the selection of how
long the exterior lamps stay on
when leaving the vehicle when it is
dark outside.
Select Off, 30 Seconds,
60 Seconds, or 120 Seconds.
Left or Right Hand Traffic
This allows the selection to change
the vehicle for left hand or right
hand traffic.
Select Left-Hand Traffic or
Right-Hand Traffic. On some
vehicles select Left-Hand Traffic,
Right-Hand Traffic,
or Automatic (GPS).
Auto High Beam
This allows the Auto High Beam to
be turned on or off.
Adaptive Forward Lighting
This allows the selection of how
long the exterior lamps stay on
when leaving the vehicle when it is
dark outside.
Select Corner and Bend Lighting or
Intelligent Light Distribution. On
some vehicles select Corner and
Curve Lighting, Intelligent Light
Distribution, or GPS Assistance.
Daytime Tail Lights
This allows the Daytime Tail Lights
to be turned on or off.
Select Off or On.
Select Power Door Locks and the
following may be displayed:
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)
(automatic transmission) or when
the key is removed from the ignition
(manual gearbox).
Select Off, All Doors, or Driver Door.
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Delayed Door Lock
Remote Unlock Light Feedback
Remote Start
When on, this feature will delay the
locking of the doors. To override the
delay, press the power door lock
switch on the doors.
When on, the exterior lamps will
flash when unlocking the vehicle
with the RKE transmitter.
This allows the remote start feature
to be turned on or off.
Select Off or On.
Remote Locking, Unlocking,
Starting
Select Remote Lock/Unlock and the
following may be displayed:
Select Off or Flash Lights.
Remote Lock Feedback
This allows selection of what type of
feedback is given when locking the
vehicle with the RKE transmitter.
.
Remote Unlock Light Feedback
Select Off, Lights and Horn, Lights
Only, or Horn Only.
.
Remote Lock Feedback
Remote Door Unlock
.
Remote Door Unlock
.
Relock Remotely Unlocked
Doors
This allows selection of which doors
will unlock when pressing the unlock
button on the RKE transmitter.
.
Remote Start
.
Remote Start Auto Heat Seats
.
Passive Door Unlock
.
Passive Door Lock
.
Remote Left in Vehicle Reminder
Select All Doors or Driver
Door Only.
Relock Remotely Unlocked Doors
When on, if the doors are unlocked
from the RKE transmitter and a door
is not opened, the doors will
automatically relock.
Select Off or On.
Select Off or On.
Remote Start Auto Heat Seats
If equipped and turned on, this
feature will turn on the heated seats
when using remote start on
cold days.
Select Off or On. On some vehicles
select Off, On - Driver and
Passenger, or On - Driver.
Passive Door Unlock
This allows passive unlocking to be
turned on or off and selects what
doors will unlock.
Select All Doors or Driver
Door Only.
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Passive Door Lock
Clear All Private Data
This allows passive locking to be
turned on or off and selects
feedback.
This allows selection to clear all
private information from the vehicle.
Select Cancel or Continue.
Select On, On with Horn Chirp,
or Off.
Restore Radio Settings
Remote Left in Vehicle Reminder
This allows selection to restore
radio settings.
This allows the remote left in vehicle
feature to be turned on or off.
Select Cancel or Continue.
Select Off or On.
Return to Factory Settings
Select Return to Factory Settings
and the following list may display:
.
Restore Vehicle Settings
.
Clear All Private Data
.
Restore Radio Settings
Restore Vehicle Settings
This allows selection of restoring
vehicle settings.
Select Cancel or Continue.
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Lighting
Interior Lighting
Exterior Lighting
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . .
Exterior Lamps Off
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlamp Main/Dipped-Beam
Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Headlamp
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlamp Levelling Control . . .
Hazard Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6-3
6-3
6-3
6-4
6-4
6-5
6-5
6-6
6-6
6-7
Instrument Panel Illumination
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Exterior Lighting
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6-8
6-8
6-8
Exterior Lamp Controls
Lighting Features
Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery Power Protection . . . . . .
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6-9
6-9
6-9
The exterior lamp control is on the
indicator lever.
Turn the control to the following
positions:
O (Off): 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 (Automatic): Automatically
turns the exterior lamps on and off,
depending on outside lighting.
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; (Parking Lamps):
Turns on the
parking lamps including all lamps,
except the headlamps.
2 (Headlamps):
Turns on the
headlamps together with the parking
lamps and instrument panel lights.
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IntelliBeam System
If equipped, this system turns the
vehicle's main beam headlamps on
and off according to surrounding
traffic conditions.
The system turns the main beam
headlamps on when it is dark
enough and there is no other traffic
present.
This light comes on in the
instrument cluster when the
IntelliBeam system is enabled.
Turning On and Enabling
IntelliBeam
.
The system detects a preceding
vehicle's tail lamps.
To enable the automatic main beam
system, with the indicator lever in
the neutral position, turn the exterior
lamp control to AUTO. The blue
main beam on light appears on the
instrument cluster when the main
beams are on.
.
The outside light is bright
enough that main beam
headlamps are not required.
.
The vehicle's speed drops below
20 km/h (12 mph).
.
The indicator lever is moved
forward to the main beam
position or the Flash-to-Pass
feature is used. See Headlamp
Main/dipped beam Changer on
page 6-3 and Flash-to-Pass on
page 6-3.
.
The IntelliBeam system can be
disabled by the Main/dipped
beam Changer or the
Flash-to-Pass feature. If this
happens, the Main/dipped beam
Changer must be activated two
times within five seconds to
reactivate the IntelliBeam
system. The instrument cluster
light will come on to indicate the
IntelliBeam is reactivated.
Driving with IntelliBeam
The system only activates the main
beams when driving over 40 km/h
(25 mph).
There is a sensor near the top
centre of the windscreen, which
automatically controls the system.
Keep this area of the windscreen
clear of debris to allow for best
system performance.
The main beam headlamps remain
on, under the automatic control,
until one of the following situations
occurs:
.
The system detects an
approaching vehicle's
headlamps.
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Lighting
The main beams may not turn off
automatically if the system cannot
detect other vehicle's lamps
because of any of the following:
.
The other vehicle's lamp(s) are
missing, damaged, obstructed
from view, or otherwise
undetected.
.
The other vehicle's lamp(s) are
covered with dirt, snow, and/or
road spray.
.
The other vehicle's lamp(s)
cannot be detected due to dense
exhaust, smoke, fog, snow, road
spray, mist, or other airborne
obstructions.
.
Your vehicle's windscreen is
dirty, cracked, or obstructed by
something that blocks the view
of the light sensor.
.
Your vehicle's windscreen is
covered with ice, dirt, haze,
or other obstructions.
.
Your vehicle is loaded such that
the front end points upward,
causing the light sensor to aim
high and not detect headlamps
and tail lamps.
.
You are driving on winding or
hilly roads.
You may need to manually disable
or cancel the main beam headlamps
by turning the dipped beam
headlamps on, if any of the above
conditions exist.
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Headlamp Main/
Dipped-Beam Changer
2 3 (Headlamp Main/
Dipped-Beam Changer): Push the
indicator lever away from you and
release, to turn the main beams on.
To return to dipped beams, push the
stalk again or pull it toward you and
release.
This feature can be turned on or off
in vehicle personalisation. See
Vehicle Personalisation on
page 5-41.
Exterior Lamps Off
Reminder
A warning chime will sound if the
exterior lamp control is left on in
either the headlight or parking light
position and the driver door is
opened with the ignition off.
This indicator light turns on in the
instrument cluster when the
high-beam headlamps are on.
Flash-to-Pass
This feature allows the main-beam
headlights to be used to signal the
driver in front of you that you want
to pass.
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Lighting
Pull and hold the indicator lever
toward you to use this feature.
When this is done the following will
occur:
.
The light sensor determines it is
daytime.
.
The parking brake is released or
the vehicle is not in P (Park).
.
The tail lamps, sidemarker lamps,
instrument panel lights, and other
lamps will not be on.
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If the headlights are off or in
dipped-beam mode, the
main-beam headlights will turn
on. They will stay on as long as
the lever is held there. Release
the lever to turn them off.
If the headlamps are in
main-beam mode, they will go to
dipped beam.
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL)
DRL can make it easier for others to
see the front of your vehicle during
the day.
The DRL will come on when all of
the following conditions are met:
.
The ignition is on and the engine
is running.
.
The exterior lamp control is
in AUTO.
The DRL turn off when the
headlamps are turned to ; or the
ignition is off.
Automatic Headlamp
System
When the exterior lamp control is
set to AUTO and it is dark enough
outside, the headlamps come on
automatically.
There is a light sensor on top of the
instrument panel. Do not cover the
sensor; otherwise the headlamps
will come on when they are not
needed.
The system may also turn on the
headlamps when driving through a
parking garage or tunnel.
When it is bright enough outside,
the headlamps will turn off or may
change to Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL).
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Lighting
The automatic headlamp system
turns off when the exterior lamp
control is turned to O or the ignition
is off.
Lights On with Wipers
If the windscreen wipers are
activated in daylight with the engine
on, and the exterior lamp control is
in AUTO, the headlamps, parking
lamps, and other exterior lamps
come on. The transition time for the
lamps coming on varies based on
wiper speed. When the wipers are
not operating, these lamps turn off.
Move the exterior lamp control to P
or ; to disable this feature.
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL)
On vehicles with the AFL system,
the headlamps pivot horizontally to
provide greater road illumination
while turning. To enable AFL, set
the exterior lamp control on the
indicator lever to the AUTO position.
Moving the control out of the AUTO
position will deactivate the system.
AFL will operate when the vehicle
speed is greater than 3 km/h
(2 mph). AFL will not operate when
the transmission is in R (Reverse).
AFL is not immediately operable
after starting the vehicle; driving a
short distance is required to
calibrate the AFL. See Exterior
Lamp Controls on page 6-1.
6-5
Headlamp Levelling
Control
Manual Headlamp Levelling
Control
For vehicles with manual headlamp
levelling control, the thumbwheel is
on the exterior lamp control. This
features lets the headlamp level be
adjusted to suit the vehicle load.
The dipped beam headlamps must
be on to adjust the headlamp level.
9 (Headlamp Levelling:
Move the
thumbwheel up or down to adjust
the headlamps.
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Correct adjustment of the headlamp
level can reduce the glare for other
drivers.
.
Front seats occupied = 0.
.
All seats occupied = 1.
.
All seats occupied and luggage
compartment load = 2.
.
Driver's seat occupied and
luggage compartment load = 3.
Hazard Lights
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals
Automatic Headlamp Levelling
Control
For vehicles with High Intensity
Discharge (HID) headlamps, the
level of the headlamps is adjusted
automatically based on vehicle load.
| (Hazard Warning Indicators):
Press this button on the centre
console to make the front and rear
turn signal lamps flash on and off.
Press again to turn the flashers off.
The hazard warning flashers turn on
automatically if the airbags deploy.
Move the lever all the way up or
down to signal a turn.
An arrow on the instrument cluster
flashes in the direction of the turn or
lane change.
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Raise or lower the lever until the
arrow starts to flash to signal a lane
change. Hold it there until the lane
change is completed. If the lever is
briefly pressed and released, the
indicator flashes three times.
Rear Fog Lamps
6-7
Interior Lighting
Instrument Panel
Illumination Control
The indicator and lane-change
signal can be turned off manually by
moving the lever back to its original
position.
If after signalling 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 on page 10-28.
The rear fog lamp makes the
vehicle more visible from the rear in
foggy or misty conditions. The rear
fog lamp control is on the indicator
lever.
s (Rear Fog Lamp):
Turn the fog
lamp band on the lever to s and
release it, to turn the rear fog lamp
on or off. The band will return to its
original position. The rear fog lamp
is automatically set to off each time
the car is started.
The parking lamps or headlamps
must be on for the rear fog lamp
to work.
The brightness of the instrument
panel lighting and steering wheel
controls can be adjusted.
D (Instrument Panel
Illumination): Move the
thumbwheel up or down to brighten
or dim the lights.
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Lighting
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 automatically be adjusted.
Dome Lamps
Reading Lamps
The dome lamp is in the overhead
console.
There are reading lamps on the
overhead console and over the rear
passenger doors. These lamps
come on when any door is opened.
To manually turn the reading lamps
on or off:
Courtesy Lamps
The courtesy lamps come on when
any door is opened and the dome
lamp is in the DOOR position.
To change the dome lamp settings,
press:
OFF: Turns the lamp off, even
when a door is open.
DOOR: The lamp comes on when
a door is opened.
ON: Turns the lamp on.
Press m or n next to each
overhead console reading lamp.
Press the lamp lens to turn the rear
passenger reading lamps on or off.
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Lighting Features
Entry Lighting
The headlamps, taillamps, backup
lamps, number plate lamps, outside
mirror lamps, exterior door handle
lamps, dome 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 on page 2-2.
When the driver door is opened, all
control lights, Driver Information
Centre (DIC) lights, and door pocket
lights turn on. After about
30 seconds the exterior lamps turn
off, then the dome lamps and
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 Personalisation on
page 5-41.
Exit Lighting
The headlamps, tail lamps, parking
lamps, outside mirror lamps,
number plate lamps, and exterior
door handle lamps come on when
the driver door is opened after the
ignition is turned off and the
indicator lever is pulled briefly
toward you and released. The dome
lamp comes on after the ignition is
changed to the OFF position. The
exterior lamps and interior light
remain on for a set amount of time,
then automatically turn off.
This feature can be changed. See
Vehicle Personalisation on
page 5-41.
Battery Power Protection
The battery saver feature is
designed to protect the vehicle's
battery.
6-9
If some interior lamps are left on
and the ignition is turned off, the
battery rundown protection system
automatically turns the lamp off after
some time.
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver
The battery saver feature is
designed to protect the vehicle's
12-volt battery.
If any interior lamp is left on and the
vehicle is turned off, the battery
rundown protection system
automatically turns the lamps off
after about 10 minutes.
If the exterior lamps are left on, they
turn off when the vehicle power is
turned off. If the parking lamps are
turned on when the vehicle power is
off, the parking lamps remain on
until they are manually turned off.
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Infotainment System
Infotainment
System
Introduction
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Introduction
Infotainment
See the infotainment manual for
information on the radio, audio
players, phone, navigation system,
and voice or speech recognition.
It also includes information on
settings and downloadable
applications (if equipped).
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Climate Controls
Climate Controls
Climate Control Systems
Dual Automatic Climate Control System
Climate Control Systems
Dual Automatic Climate Control
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
The climate control buttons and the touch screen are used to adjust the
heating, cooling, and ventilation.
Air Vents
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Maintenance
Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Climate Control Buttons
1. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls
5. AUTO (Automatic Operation)
2. Fan Control
7. Rear Window Demister
3. OFF (Fan)
8. Recirculation
4. Driver and Passenger Heated
Seats (If Equipped)
6. Defrost
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Climate Controls
5. AC Mode (Air Conditioning)
Climate Control Status Screen
6. Climate Control Selection
(Application Tray Button)
7. Air Delivery Mode Control
Climate Control Touch Screen
Climate Touch Screen Controls
1. Outside Air Temperature Display
2. Driver and Passenger
Temperature Displays
3. Fan Control
4. SYNC (Synchronised
Temperature)
The fan, air delivery mode, A/C
mode, driver and passenger
temperatures and SYNC settings
can be controlled by pressing
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. The air delivery mode can
be adjusted on the climate control
status screen.
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.
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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 stabilise. 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. Press @ to
select recirculation; press it again to
select outside air.
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English units can be changed to
metric units through the instrument
cluster. See “Settings” under
Instrument Cluster on page 5-8.
When the passenger settings are
adjusted, the SYNC button is
displayed when the temperatures
are unlinked.
OFF (Fan): Press to turn the fan on
or off. The temperature control and
air delivery mode can still be
adjusted.
Manual Operation
w orx (Driver and Passenger
Temperature Controls): 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 pressing
the controls on the touch screen.
SYNC (Synchronised
Temperature): Press SYNC on the
touch screen to link all climate zone
settings to the driver settings. Adjust
the driver side temperature control
to change the linked temperature.
z 9 or 9 y (Fan Control):
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. To turn off the fan and
climate control system, press and
hold the fan down button or touch
screen fan control until it is off.
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Climate Controls
Air Delivery Mode Control: Press
the CLIMATE touch screen button to
select climate control. Press the air
delivery mode touch screen button
to change the direction of the
airflow. The selected air delivery
mode button is lit. Pressing 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 (Vent): Air is directed to the
instrument panel outlets.
\ (Bi-Level):
Air is divided
between the instrument panel
outlets and the floor outlets.
[ (Floor):
Air is directed to the
floor outlets, with some air to the
windscreen and side windows.
- (Demist):
Clears the windows of
mist or moisture. Air is directed to
the windscreen, side windows and
floor outlets. Some air may go to the
rear floor outlets.
0 (Defrost):
Press the 0 button
to turn on or off. This clears the
windscreen of mist or frost more
quickly. Air is directed to the
windscreen and side windows.
A/C Mode (Air Conditioning):
Press the A/C Mode touch screen
control to turn the automatic air
conditioning on or off. If the fan is
turned off, the air conditioner will not
run. Outside temperatures below
freezing may also prevent the air
conditioner from running.
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.
@ (Recirculation): 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 prevent
outside air and odours from
entering.
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.
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 misting, it returns to normal
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operation. To turn Auto Demist off or
on, see "Climate and Air Quality"
under Vehicle Personalisation on
page 5-41.
Rear Window Demister
= REAR (Rear Window
Demister): Press to turn the rear
window demister on or off.
The rear window demister turns off
automatically after about
10 minutes. If turned on again it
runs for about five minutes before
turning off.
The upper gridlines on the rear
window are aerial lines and are not
intended to heat when the demister
is activated.
The heated outside mirrors turn on
when the rear window demister
button is on. They help to clear mist
or frost from the surface of the
mirrors.
{ Caution
Do not try to clear frost or other
material from the inside of the
front windscreen and rear window
with a razor blade or anything
else that is sharp. This may
damage the rear window demister
grid and affect the radio's ability
to pick up stations clearly. The
repairs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty.
J or z (Driver and Passenger
Heated Seats, If Equipped): Press
J or z to heat the driver or
passenger seat cushion and
backrest. See Heated Front Seats
on page 3-8.
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Remote Start Climate Control
Operation: If equipped with the
remote vehicle 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. See Remote
Vehicle Start on page 2-7.
The rear window demister turns on
if it is cold outside.
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Climate Controls
Sensors
Air Vents
Adjustable air vents are in the
centre and on the side of the
instrument panel.
Move the slats (2) to change the
direction of the airflow.
The solar sensor monitors the
solar heat.
The climate control system uses the
sensor information to adjust the
temperature, fan speed,
recirculation, and air delivery mode
for best comfort.
If the sensor is covered, the
automatic climate control system
may not work properly.
Use the thumbwheels (1) near the
air vents to open or close off the
airflow.
Additional air vents are beneath the
windscreen and the driver side and
passenger side door windows.
These are fixed and cannot be
adjusted.
Operation Tips
.
Clear away any ice, snow,
or leaves from air inlets at the
base of the windscreen that
could block the flow of air into
the vehicle.
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.
.
.
Keep the path under the front
seats clear of objects to help
circulate the air inside the
vehicle more effectively.
Use of non-GM approved bonnet
air flow deflectors can adversely
affect the performance of the
system. Check with your dealer
before adding equipment to the
outside of the vehicle.
Do not attach any devices to the
air vent slats. This restricts
airflow and may cause damage
to the air vents.
Maintenance
Passenger Compartment
Air Filter
The filter removes dust, pollen, and
other airborne irritants from outside
air that is pulled into the vehicle.
The filter should be replaced as part
of routine scheduled maintenance.
See Scheduled Maintenance on
page 11-1.
See your dealer regarding
replacement of the filter.
8-7
Service
All vehicles have a label
underbonnet 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 and
Operating
Shifting out of Park . . . . . . . . . . 9-20
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-20
Parking over Things
That Burn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-21
Engine Exhaust
Driving Information
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
Track Events and Competitive
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Driving on Wet Roads . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Highway Hypnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . 9-7
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
If the Vehicle Is Stuck . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . 9-10
Starting and Operating
New Vehicle Run-In . . . . . . . . . .
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . .
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Shifting Into Park . . . . . . . . . . . .
9-14
9-15
9-17
9-19
9-19
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-21
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-22
Automatic Transmission
Automatic Transmission . . . . . 9-22
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-24
Manual Gearbox
Manual Gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-26
Drive Systems
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-27
Brakes
Antilock Brake
System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking Brake (Manual) . . . . . .
Parking Brake (Electric) . . . . . .
Brake Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . .
9-27
9-28
9-29
9-30
9-31
9-1
Ride Control Systems
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-31
Driver Mode Control . . . . . . . . . 9-34
Limited-Slip Rear Axle . . . . . . . 9-35
Cruise Control
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-35
Adaptive Cruise Control . . . . . 9-38
Driver Assistance Systems
Driver Assistance
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-46
Assistance Systems for
Parking or Reversing . . . . . . . 9-47
Assistance Systems for
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-51
Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-51
Active Emergency Braking
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-54
Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-56
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-57
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Fuel
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-60
Recommended Fuel . . . . . . . . . 9-60
Fuel Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-60
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-61
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-62
Trailer Towing
General Towing
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-63
Driving Information
Defensive Driving
Defensive driving means "always
expect the unexpected." The first
step in driving defensively is to wear
the safety belt. See Safety Belts on
page 3-11.
.
Conversions and Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-63
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.
Braking
Braking action involves perception
time and reaction time. Deciding to
push the brake pedal is perception
time. Actually doing it is
reaction time.
Average driver reaction time is
about three-quarters of a second. In
that time, a vehicle moving at
100 km/h (60 mph) travels 20 m
(66 ft), which could be a lot of
distance in an emergency.
Helpful braking tips to keep in mind
include:
.
Allow enough following distance
between you and the driver in
front of you.
.
Keep enough distance between
you and the vehicle in front
of you.
.
Focus on the task of driving.
.
Avoid needless heavy braking.
.
Keep pace with traffic.
Control of a Vehicle
Braking, steering, and accelerating
are important factors in helping to
control a vehicle while driving.
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
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power brake assist but it will be
used when the brake is applied.
Once the power assist is used up, it
can take longer to stop and the
brake pedal will be harder to push.
Steering
Variable Effort Steering
Some vehicles have a steering
system that varies the amount of
effort required to steer the vehicle in
relation to the speed of the vehicle.
The amount of steering effort
required is less at slower speeds to
make the vehicle more
manoeuvrable 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.
If the vehicle seems harder to steer
than normal when parking or driving
slowly, there may be a problem with
the system. You will still have power
9-3
steering but steering will be stiffer
than normal at slow speeds. See
your dealer for service.
See specific vehicle steering
messages under Vehicle Messages
on page 5-30.
Electric Power Steering
See your dealer if there is a
problem.
The vehicle has electric power
steering. It does not have power
steering fluid. Regular maintenance
is not required.
If power steering assist is lost due
to a system malfunction, the vehicle
can be steered, but may require
increased effort. See your dealer if
there is a problem.
If the steering wheel is turned until it
reaches the end of its travel and is
held against that position for an
extended period of time, power
steering assist may be reduced.
If steering assist is used for an
extended period of time, power
assist may be reduced.
Normal use of the power steering
assist should return when the
system cools down.
Bend Tips
.
Take bends at a reasonable
speed.
.
Reduce speed before entering
a bend.
.
Maintain a reasonable steady
speed through the bend.
.
Wait until the vehicle is out of
the bend before accelerating
gently into the straight.
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.
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Antilock Brake System (ABS)
allows steering while braking.
Off-Road Recovery
2. Turn the steering wheel about
one-eighth of a turn, until the
right front tyre contacts the
pavement edge.
3. Turn the steering wheel to go
straight down the roadway.
Loss of Control
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
recognise 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.
Skidding
There are three types of skids that
correspond to the vehicle's three
control systems:
The vehicle's right wheels can drop
off the edge of a road onto the
shoulder while driving. Follow
these tips:
1. Ease off the accelerator and
then, if there is nothing in the
way, steer the vehicle so that it
straddles the edge of the
pavement.
.
Braking Skid - wheels are not
rolling.
.
Steering or Cornering Skid - too
much speed or steering in a
bend causes tyres to slip and
lose cornering force.
.
Acceleration Skid - too much
throttle causes the driving
wheels to spin.
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Try to avoid sudden steering,
acceleration, or braking,
including reducing vehicle speed
by shifting to a lower gear. Any
sudden changes could cause
the tyres to slide.
Remember: Antilock brakes help
avoid only the braking skid.
Because the fluid temperatures may
be higher, it is necessary to change
the rear axle fluid after the first track
use or competitive driving event.
After first time event, the rear axle
fluid should be changed every
24 hours of racing or competitive
driving. See Recommended Fluids
and Lubricants on page 11-5.
Track Events and
Competitive Driving
Requires a 600 W fan in addition
to the production option V03.
.
RON 104 premium fuel must be
used with colder spark plugs.
See your dealer.
{ Caution
Failure to change the brake fluid
and transfer case fluid after any
performance or race track driving
could result in damage not
covered by the vehicle warranty.
Have the brake fluid and transfer
case fluid changed by your dealer
after any performance or race
track driving. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants on
page 11-5.
During a first time track or racing
event, high rear axle
temperatures can occur. Damage
could be caused to the rear axle
and would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
{ Caution
Low oil levels can damage the
engine. If using the vehicle for
competitive driving, the engine
may use more oil than it would
with normal use. Check the oil
level often during competitive
driving.
.
{ Caution
Competitive driving may affect the
vehicle warranty. See the warranty
manual before using the vehicle for
competitive driving.
Do not drive as long or as fast the
first time the vehicle is driven on
the track or raced.
.
Keep the level at or near 1 L
(1 qt) above the upper mark that
shows the proper operating
range on the engine oil dipstick.
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For vehicles equipped with front
Brembo brake systems:
.
Performance/racing brake pads
are required prior to racing or
closed track driving. Vehicles
with option code JE2 have
performance brake pads.
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Before racing, replace existing
brake fluid with a qualified racing
brake fluid from a sealed
container. Brake fluid with a dry
boiling point >279°C (534°F) is
qualified. If racing brake fluid is
used, replace it with GM
approved brake fluid before
driving on public roads. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants on page 11-5.
Do not use silicone-based fluids.
If racing brake fluid is in the vehicle
and the age of the brake fluid is
over a month old or unknown,
replace the brake fluid before
racing/closed track driving.
.
The rear axle lubricant should be
replaced with new lubricant.
.
Additional cooling capacity is
also required for continuous
competitive driving.
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.
Flowing or rushing water creates
strong forces. Driving through
flowing water could cause the
vehicle to be carried away. If this
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happens, you and other vehicle
occupants could drown. Do not
ignore police warnings and be
very cautious about trying to drive
through flowing water.
Aquaplaning
Aquaplaning is dangerous. Water
can build up under the vehicle's
tyres 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
aquaplaning, it has little or no
contact with the road.
There is no hard and fast rule about
aquaplaning. The best advice is to
slow down when the road is wet.
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Other Rainy Weather Tips
Besides slowing down, other wet
weather driving tips include:
.
.
Keep your eyes moving - scan
the road ahead and to the sides.
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Check the rearview mirror and
vehicle instruments often.
.
Allow extra following distance.
.
Overtake with caution.
Hill and Mountain Roads
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.
.
Keep windscreen wiping
equipment in good condition.
.
Keep the windscreen washer
fluid reservoir filled.
Driving on steep hills or through
mountains is different than driving
on flat or rolling terrain. Tips for
driving in these conditions include:
{ Warning
.
Have good tyres with proper
tread depth. See Tyres on
page 10-36.
.
.
Keep the vehicle serviced and in
good shape.
.
Check all fluid levels and brakes,
tyres, cooling system, and
transmission.
.
Shift to a lower gear when going
down steep or long hills.
Turn off cruise control.
Highway Hypnosis
Always be alert and pay attention to
your surroundings while driving.
If you become tired or sleepy, find a
safe place to park the vehicle
and rest.
Other driving tips include:
.
Keep the vehicle well ventilated.
.
Keep the interior
temperature cool.
{ Warning
Using the brakes to slow the
vehicle on a long downhill slope
can cause brake overheating, can
reduce brake performance, and
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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.
.
Stay in your own lane. Do not
swing wide or cut across the
centre of the road. Drive at
speeds that let you stay in your
own lane.
.
Be alert on top of hills;
something could be in your lane
(stalled car, accident).
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Pay attention to special road
signs (falling rocks area, winding
roads, long grades, overtaking or
no-overtaking zones) and take
appropriate action.
Winter Driving
Driving on Snow or Ice
Drive carefully when there is snow
or ice between the tyres and the
road, creating less traction or grip.
Wet ice can occur at about 0°C (32°
F) when freezing rain begins to fall,
resulting in even less traction. Avoid
driving on wet ice or in freezing rain
until roads can be treated with salt
or sand.
Drive with caution, whatever the
condition. Accelerate gently so
traction is not lost. Accelerating too
quickly causes the wheels to spin
and makes the surface under the
tyres slick, so there is even less
traction.
Try not to break the fragile traction.
If you accelerate too fast, the drive
wheels will spin and polish the
surface under the tyres even more.
Traction Control should be turned
on. See Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control on page 9-31.
The Antilock Brake System (ABS)
on page 9-27 improves vehicle
stability during hard stops on
slippery roads, but apply the brakes
sooner than when on dry pavement.
Allow greater following distance on
any slippery road and watch for
slippery spots. Icy patches can
occur on otherwise clear roads in
shaded areas. The surface of a
curve or an overpass can remain icy
when the surrounding roads are
clear. Avoid sudden steering
manoeuvres and braking while
on ice.
Turn off cruise control on slippery
surfaces.
Blizzard Conditions
Being stuck in snow can be a
serious situation. Stay with the
vehicle unless there is help nearby.
To get help and keep everyone in
the vehicle safe:
.
Turn on the hazard warning
lights.
.
Tie a red cloth to an outside
mirror.
{ Warning
Snow can trap engine exhaust
under the vehicle. This may
cause exhaust gases to get
inside. Engine exhaust contains
carbon monoxide (CO) which
cannot be seen or smelled. It can
cause unconsciousness and even
death.
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If the vehicle is stuck in the snow:
.
Clear away snow from around
the base of your vehicle,
especially any that is blocking
the exhaust pipe.
.
Check again from time to
time to be sure snow does
not collect there.
.
Open a window about 5 cm
(2 in) on the side of the
vehicle that is away from the
wind to bring in fresh air.
.
Fully open the air outlets on
or under the instrument
panel.
.
Adjust the climate control
system to a setting that
circulates the air inside the
vehicle and set the fan speed
to the highest setting. See
“Climate Control Systems”.
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For more information about
carbon monoxide, see Engine
Exhaust on page 9-21.
To save fuel, run the engine for only
short periods as needed to warm
the vehicle and then shut the engine
off and close the window most of
the way to save heat. Repeat this
until help arrives but only when you
feel really uncomfortable from the
cold. Moving about to keep warm
also helps.
If it takes some time for help to
arrive, now and then when you run
the engine, push the accelerator
pedal slightly so the engine runs
faster than the idle speed. This
keeps the battery charged to restart
the vehicle and to signal for help
with the headlamps. Do this as little
as possible to save fuel.
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If the Vehicle Is Stuck
Slowly and cautiously spin the
wheels to free the vehicle when
stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow.
If stuck too severely for the traction
system to free the vehicle, turn the
traction system off and use the
rocking method. See Traction
Control/Electronic Stability Control
on page 9-31.
{ Warning
If the vehicle's tyres 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).
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Rocking the Vehicle to Get
it Out
Turn the steering wheel left and
right to clear the area around the
front wheels. Turn off any traction
system. Shift back and forth
between R (Reverse) and a low
forward gear, spinning the wheels
as little as possible. To prevent
transmission wear, wait until the
wheels stop spinning before shifting
gears. Release the accelerator
pedal while shifting, and press
lightly on the accelerator pedal
when the transmission is in gear.
Slowly spinning the wheels in the
forward and reverse directions
causes a rocking motion that could
free the vehicle. If that does not get
the vehicle out after a few tries, it
might need to be towed out. If the
vehicle does need to be towed out,
see Towing the Vehicle on
page 10-56.
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
non-factory-installed options.
Two labels on the vehicle show
how much weight it may
properly carry: the Tyre and
Loading Information label and
the Certification label.
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vehicle handles. This could
cause loss of control and a
crash. Overloading can also
shorten the life of the vehicle.
Tyre and Loading Information
Label
{ Warning
Do not load the vehicle any
heavier than the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR), or either the
maximum front or rear Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
This can cause systems to
break and change the way the
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A vehicle-specific Tyre and
Loading Information label is
attached to the vehicle's centre
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pillar (B-pillar). The Tyre and
Loading Information label shows
the number of occupant seating
positions (1), and the maximum
vehicle capacity weight (2) in
kilogrammes and pounds.
The Tyre and Loading
Information label also shows the
tyre size of the original
equipment tyres (3) and the
recommended cold tyre inflation
pressures (4). For more
information on tyres and inflation
see Tyres on page 10-36 and
Tyre Pressure on page 10-39.
There is also important loading
information on the Certification
label. It tells you the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
and the Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR) for the front and
rear axle. See “Certification
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
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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.”
This vehicle is neither designed
nor intended to tow a trailer.
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Example 1
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight for
Example 1 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant Weight @
68 kg (150 lbs) × 2 = 136 kg
(300 lbs).
3. Available Occupant and
Cargo Weight = 317 kg
(700 lbs).
Example 2
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight for
Example 2 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant Weight @
68 kg (150 lbs) × 5 = 340 kg
(750 lbs).
3. Available Cargo Weight =
113 kg (250 lbs).
Example 3
1. Vehicle Capacity Weight for
Example 3 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
2. Subtract Occupant Weight @
91 kg (200 lbs) × 5 = 453 kg
(1,000 lbs).
3. Available Cargo Weight =
0 kg (0 lbs).
Refer to the vehicle's Tyre and
Loading Information label for
specific information about the
vehicle's capacity weight and
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seating positions. The combined
weight of the driver, passengers,
and cargo should never exceed
the vehicle's capacity weight.
Certification Label
fuel, and cargo. Never exceed
the GVWR for the vehicle or the
Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) for either the front or
rear axle.
And, if there is a heavy load, it
should be spread out. See
“Steps for Determining Correct
Load Limit” earlier in this
section.
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Label Example
A vehicle-specific Certification
label is attached to the vehicle's
centre pillar (B-pillar). The label
tells the gross weight capacity of
the vehicle, called the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR).
The GVWR includes the weight
of the vehicle, all occupants,
Do not load the vehicle any
heavier than the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR), or either the
maximum front or rear Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
This can cause systems to
break and change the way the
vehicle handles. This could
cause loss of control and a
crash. Overloading can also
shorten the life of the vehicle.
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If you put things inside the
vehicle - like suitcases, tools,
packages, or anything else they will go as fast as the
vehicle goes. If you have to stop
or turn quickly, or if there is a
crash, they will keep going.
{ Warning
Things inside the vehicle can
strike and injure people in a
sudden stop or turn, or in a
crash.
.
Put things in the cargo
area of the vehicle. In the
cargo area, put them as
far forward as possible.
Try to spread the weight
evenly.
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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.
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Do not leave a seat folded
down unless needed.
Starting and
Operating
.
Do not let the engine labour.
Never lug the engine in high
gear at low speeds. With a
manual gearbox, shift to the next
lower gear. This rule applies at
all times, not just during the
running-in period.
.
Check engine oil with every
refuelling and add if necessary.
Oil and fuel consumption may be
higher than normal during the
first 2 414 km (1 500 mi).
.
New brake linings also need a
running-in period. Avoid braking
hard during the first 322 km
(200 mi). This is recommended
every time brake linings are
replaced.
New Vehicle Run-In
Follow these recommended
guidelines during the first 2 414 km
(1 500 mi) of driving this vehicle.
Parts have a running-in period and
performance will be better in the
long run.
For the first 2 414 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.
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Ignition Positions
to the Keyless Access system. See
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation on page 2-2.
To shift out of P (Park), the vehicle
must be in ON/RUN and the brake
pedal must be applied.
Stopping the Engine/OFF (No
Indicator Lights): When the
vehicle is stopped, press the
ENGINE START/STOP button once
to turn the engine off.
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
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) on page 9-19.
Automatic Transmission
If the vehicle is not in P (Park), the
ignition will return to ACC/
ACCESSORY and display a
message in the Driver Information
Centre (DIC). See Transmission
Messages on page 5-40. When the
vehicle is shifted into P (Park), the
ignition system will switch to OFF.
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Manual Gearbox
If the vehicle is stationary, the
ignition will turn OFF, and Retained
Accessory Power (RAP) will remain
active. See Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) on page 9-19.
The vehicle may have an electric
steering column lock. The lock is
activated when the vehicle is
switched to OFF and either front
door is opened. A sound may be
heard as the lock actuates or
releases. The steering column lock
may not release with the wheels
turned off centre. If this happens,
the vehicle may not start. Move the
steering wheel from left to right
while attempting to start the vehicle.
If this does not work, the vehicle
needs service.
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:
{ Warning
1. Brake using a firm and steady
pressure. Do not pump the
brakes repeatedly. This may
deplete power assist, requiring
increased brake pedal force.
Turning off the vehicle while
moving may cause loss of power
assistance in the brake and
steering systems and disable the
airbags. While driving, only shut
the vehicle off in an emergency.
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) with an automatic
transmission or Neutral with a
manual gearbox. Turn the
ignition to LOCK/OFF.
4. Apply the parking brake. See
Parking Brake (Manual) on
page 9-28 or Parking Brake
(Electric) on page 9-29.
If the vehicle cannot be pulled over,
and must be shut off while driving,
press and hold the ENGINE START/
STOP button for longer than
two seconds, or press twice within
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 once 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 on
page 9-17. 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.
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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. Push the button
again to turn the vehicle off.
Starting the Engine
Place the transmission in the
proper gear.
{ 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
on page 9-63.
Automatic Transmission
Manual Gearbox
Move the shift lever to P (Park) or
N (Neutral). The engine will not start
in any other position. To restart the
vehicle when it is already moving,
use N (Neutral) only.
The shift lever should be in Neutral
and the parking brake engaged.
Hold the clutch pedal down to the
floor and start the engine. The
vehicle will not start if the clutch
pedal is not all the way down.
{ 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.
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Starting Procedure (Keyless
Access)
1. If the vehicle has the keyless
access system, the transmitter
must be in the vehicle. Put your
foot on the brake pedal and
push the ENGINE START/STOP
button. 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. Operate the
engine and transmission gently
to allow the oil to warm up and
lubricate all moving parts.
If the transmitter is not in the
vehicle or something is
interfering with the transmitter,
the Driver Information Centre
(DIC) will display a message.
See Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) System Operation on
page 2-2 and Key and Lock
Messages on page 5-34.
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Driving and Operating
If the battery in the keyless
access transmitter needs
replacing, a DIC message
displays. The vehicle can still be
driven. See “Starting the Vehicle
with a Low Transmitter Battery”
in Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System Operation on page 2-2.
The vehicle has a
Computer-Controlled Cranking
System. This feature assists in
starting the engine and protects
components. If the ENGINE
START/STOP button is pressed,
and then released when the
engine begins cranking, the
engine will continue cranking for
a few seconds or until the
vehicle starts. If the engine does
not start and the button is
pressed for many seconds,
cranking will be stopped after
15 seconds to prevent cranking
motor damage. To prevent gear
damage, this system also
prevents cranking if the engine
is already running. Engine
cranking can be stopped by
pressing the ENGINE START/
STOP button a second time.
{ Caution
Cranking the engine for long
periods of time, by pressing the
ENGINE START/STOP button
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 petrol. Try pushing the
accelerator pedal all the way to
the floor and holding it there as
you press the ENGINE START/
STOP button, for up to a
maximum of 15 seconds. Wait at
least 15 seconds between each
try, to allow the cranking motor
to cool down. When the engine
starts, let go of the button and
the accelerator. If the vehicle
starts briefly but then stops
again, do the same thing. This
clears the extra petrol 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.
Automatic Engine Start/Stop
Vehicles with a manual transmission
may have an automatic engine start/
stop feature. After the engine is
started and has reached operating
temperature, the auto stop feature
may cause the engine to turn off
when the transmission is placed in
neutral, the clutch is released, and
the vehicle comes to a complete
stop. The engine may restart if
brake boost pressure is depleted,
the heating, ventilation and air
conditioning system detects a
change in the interior temperature,
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the battery state of charge is low,
the bonnet is opened, or if battery
current draw is excessive. When the
clutch is applied and the
transmission is placed in gear, the
engine will restart. The engine will
continue to run until the next
auto stop.
If the driver door is opened while in
auto stop mode, the engine will
restart, and exit the auto stop mode.
AUTO STOP on the tachometer
signifies that the engine is in auto
stop mode. See Rev Counter on
page 5-10. When the vehicle is
turned off, the tachometer will move
to OFF.
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP)
These accessories can be used
after the engine is turned off:
.
Audio system (up to 10 minutes
or driver door is opened).
.
Power windows, sunroof (if
equipped), and power outlets (up
to 10 minutes or any door is
opened).
Shifting Into Park
Use this procedure to shift into
P (Park):
1. Hold the brake pedal down and
set the parking brake.
See Parking Brake (Manual) on
page 9-28 or Parking Brake
(Electric) on page 9-29.
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 to LOCK/OFF.
4. Take the keyless access
transmitter with you.
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Leaving the Vehicle with the
Engine Running (Automatic
Transmission)
{ 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 applied. The vehicle
can roll.
Do not leave the vehicle when the
engine is running. If you have left
the engine running, the vehicle
can move suddenly. You or others
could be injured. To be sure the
vehicle will not move, even when
you are on fairly level ground,
always set the parking brake and
move the shift lever to P (Park).
See Shifting Into Park on
page 9-19.
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Driving and Operating
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 without first
pushing the button on the shift lever.
If you can, the shift lever was not
fully locked into P (Park).
Torque Lock (Automatic
Transmission)
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).
Shifting out of Park
4. Press the shift lever button.
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.
5. Move the shift lever.
The shift lock release is always
functional except in the case of an
uncharged or low voltage (less than
9 volt) battery.
If the vehicle has an uncharged
battery or a battery with low voltage,
try charging or jump starting the
battery. See Jump Starting on
page 10-53.
To shift out of P (Park):
1. Apply the brake pedal.
2. Turn the ignition to ON/RUN.
3. Release the parking brake. See
Parking Brake (Manual) on
page 9-28 or Parking Brake
(Electric) on page 9-29.
If unable to shift out of P (Park):
1. Fully release the shift lever
button.
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
If the vehicle has a manual gearbox,
before getting out of the vehicle,
move the gear lever into
R (Reverse) if parking on a downhill
slope. On a level surface or an
uphill slope, use 1 (First) gear.
Apply the parking brake. Turn the
wheels toward the curb for a
downhill slope, or away from the
curb for an uphill slope. Once the
shift lever has been placed into gear
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with the clutch pedal pressed in,
turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF, and
release the clutch.
Parking over Things
That Burn
{ Warning
Things that can burn could touch
hot exhaust parts under the
vehicle and ignite. Do not park
over papers, leaves, dry grass,
or other things that can burn.
Engine Exhaust
{ Warning
Engine exhaust contains carbon
monoxide (CO) which cannot be
seen or smelled. Exposure to CO
can cause unconsciousness and
even death.
Exhaust may enter the vehicle if:
.
The vehicle idles in areas
with poor ventilation (parking
garages, tunnels, deep snow
that may block underbody
airflow or exhaust 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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Driving and Operating
Running the Vehicle
While Parked
Automatic
Transmission
It is better not to park with the
engine running.
If the vehicle is left with the engine
running, follow the proper steps to
be sure the vehicle will not move.
See Shifting Into Park on page 9-19
and Engine Exhaust on page 9-21.
If the vehicle has a manual gearbox,
see Parking on page 9-20.
P (Park): 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 applied. The vehicle
can roll.
Do not leave the vehicle when the
engine is running. If you have left
the engine running, the vehicle
can move suddenly. You or others
could be injured. To be sure the
vehicle will not move, even when
you are on fairly level ground,
always set the parking brake and
move the shift lever to P (Park).
See Shifting Into Park on
page 9-19.
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) with the ignition in
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ON/RUN. If you cannot shift out of
P (Park), ease pressure on the shift
lever and push the shift lever all the
way into P (Park) as you maintain
brake application. Then press the
shift lever button and move the shift
lever into another gear. See Shifting
out of Park on page 9-20.
N (Neutral): 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.
{ Caution
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.
Shifting to R (Reverse) while the
vehicle is moving forward could
damage the transmission. The
repairs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Shift to
R (Reverse) only after the vehicle
is stopped.
R (Reverse): Use this gear to
reverse.
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 on page 9-9.
{ Warning
{ Caution
Shifting out of P (Park) or
N (Neutral) with the engine
running at high speed may
damage the transmission. The
(Continued)
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Caution (Continued)
repairs would not be covered by
the vehicle warranty. Be sure the
engine is not running at high
speed when shifting the vehicle.
D (Drive): This position is for
normal driving. It provides the best
fuel economy. If you need more
power for overtaking, 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 on page 9-4.
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{ Caution
Spinning the tyres 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 tyres. When
stopping on a hill, use the brakes
to hold the vehicle in place.
While in Sport Mode, the vehicle
monitors driving behaviour, 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 on page 9-34.
Manual Mode
Driver Shift Control (DSC)
{ Caution
Driving with the engine at a high
rpm without upshifting while using
Driver Shift Control (DSC), could
damage the vehicle. Always
upshift when necessary while
using DSC.
Vehicles with DSC may either use
the shift lever or the tap shift
controls on the back of the steering
wheel (if equipped) to manually shift
the automatic transmission.
To use DSC using the shift lever:
1. Move the gear lever to the left
from D (Drive) to M (Manual
Mode). The transmission will be
in Manual Mode and will hold the
current gear.
2. Move the shift lever forward to
upshift or rearward to downshift.
3. To cancel DSC, move the shift
lever back to D (Drive).
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Tap Shift
2. Pull the control toward you to
shift. Pull the left control to (−)
downshift, and the right control
to (+) upshift.
3. To cancel DSC, move the shift
lever back to D (Drive).
Tap Shift Mode can also be used
temporarily while driving in D
(Drive). Pull either the (+) upshift or
(−) downshift control.
If equipped, the tap shift controls
are on the back of the steering
wheel.
To use DSC using the tap shift
controls:
1. Move the gear lever to the left
from D (Drive) to M (Manual
Mode). The transmission will be
in Manual Mode and will hold the
current gear.
To cancel Tap Shift Mode, hold
the (+) upshift control for
two seconds. If no action is taken,
the vehicle returns to automatic
shifting after a brief period of driving
at a steady speed, or when the
vehicle comes to a stop.
While using the DSC feature, the
vehicle will have firmer, quicker
shifting. This can be used for sport
driving, climbing or descending hills,
staying in gear longer, downshifting
for more power, or engine braking.
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The transmission will only allow
shifting into gears appropriate for
the vehicle speed and engine
revolutions per minute (rpm). The
transmission will not automatically
shift to the next lower or higher gear
if the engine rpm is too high or
too low.
If shifting is prevented for any
reason, a DIC message will appear.
See Transmission Messages on
page 5-40.
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. See Driver Mode
Control on page 9-34.
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Manual Gearbox
If equipped, this is the shift pattern
for the manual gearbox.
2 (Second): Press the clutch pedal
and let up on the accelerator pedal,
then shift into 2 (Second). Then,
slowly let up on the clutch pedal
while accelerating.
3 (Third), 4 (Fourth), 5 (Fifth) and
6 (Sixth): Shift into 3 (Third),
4 (Fourth), 5 (Fifth), and 6 (Sixth)
the same as 2 (Second).
To stop, let up on the accelerator
pedal and press the brake pedal.
Just before the vehicle stops, press
the clutch pedal and the brake pedal
and shift to Neutral.
1 (First): Press the clutch pedal
and shift into 1 (First). Slowly let up
on the clutch pedal while pressing
on the accelerator pedal.
After a complete stop, if it is hard to
shift into 1 (First), let up on the
clutch pedal, then press it back
down and shift into 1 (First).
Neutral: Use this position when
you start or idle the engine. The
shift lever is in Neutral when it is
centred in the shift pattern, not in
any gear.
R (Reverse): To back up, press
down the clutch pedal, completely
stop the vehicle and shift into
R (Reverse). Let up on the clutch
pedal slowly while pressing the
accelerator pedal.
{ Warning
If you skip a gear when
downshifting, you could lose
control of the vehicle. You could
injure yourself or others. Do not
shift down more than one gear at
a time when downshifting.
{ Caution
When downshifting, if more than
one gear is skipped, or the engine
is racing when the clutch pedal is
released, the engine, clutch,
driveshaft or transmission could
be damaged.
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Drive Systems
Brakes
All-Wheel Drive
Antilock Brake
System (ABS)
Vehicles with this feature always
send engine power to all four
wheels. It is fully automatic, and
adjusts itself as needed for road
conditions.
This vehicle has ABS, an advanced
electronic braking system that helps
prevent a braking skid.
When the vehicle begins to drive
away, ABS checks itself.
A momentary motor or clicking noise
might be heard while this test is
going on, and it might even be
noticed that the brake pedal moves
a little. This is normal.
If there is a problem with ABS, this
warning light stays on. See Antilock
Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
on page 5-18.
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If driving safely on a wet road and it
becomes necessary to slam on the
brakes and continue braking to
avoid a sudden obstacle, a
computer senses that the wheels
are slowing down. If one of the
wheels is about to stop rolling, the
computer will separately work the
brakes at each wheel.
ABS can change the brake pressure
to each wheel, as required, faster
than any driver could. This can help
you steer around the obstacle while
braking hard.
As the brakes are applied, the
computer keeps receiving updates
on wheel speed and controls
braking pressure accordingly.
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
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suddenly slows or stops. Always
leave enough room up ahead to
stop, even with ABS.
Parking Brake (Manual)
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.
Using ABS
Do not pump the brakes. Just hold
the brake pedal down firmly and let
ABS work. You might hear the ABS
pump or motor operating and feel
the brake pedal pulsate, but this is
normal.
Braking in Emergencies
ABS allows you to steer and brake
at the same time. In many
emergencies, steering can help
more than even the very best
braking.
{ Caution
To set the parking brake, hold the
regular brake pedal down, then
push the parking brake pedal down.
If the ignition is on, the brake
system warning light will come on.
See Brake System Warning Light on
page 5-16.
To release the parking brake, hold
the regular brake pedal down, then
push down momentarily on the
parking brake pedal until you feel
the pedal release. Slowly pull your
foot up off the parking brake pedal.
If the parking brake is not released
when you begin to drive, the brake
system warning light will be on and
a chime will sound warning you that
the parking brake is still on.
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Parking Brake (Electric)
Automatic Transmission
Manual Gearbox
If equipped with an electric
handbrake, Electric Parking Brake
(EPB), the switch is on the centre
console for manual gearbox
vehicles, or on the left side of the
instrument panel for automatic
transmission vehicles. The EPB can
always be activated, even if the
ignition is off. To prevent draining
the battery, avoid repeated cycles of
the EPB when the engine is not
running.
The system has a red handbrake
status light and an amber
handbrake warning light. See
Parking Brake Light on page 5-17
and Service Electric Parking Brake
Light on page 5-17. There are also
handbrake-related Driver
Information Centre (DIC) messages.
See Brake System Messages on
page 5-31. In case of insufficient
electrical power, the EPB cannot be
applied or released.
Before leaving the vehicle, check
the red handbrake status light to
ensure that the handbrake is
applied.
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EPB Apply
To apply the EPB:
1. Be sure the vehicle is at a
complete stop.
2. Lift up the EPB switch
momentarily.
The red handbrake status light will
flash and then stay on once the
EPB is fully applied. If the red
handbrake 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 one, or keeps
flashing, have the vehicle serviced.
Do not drive the vehicle if the red
handbrake status light is flashing.
See your dealer. See Parking Brake
Light on page 5-17.
If the amber handbrake warning
light is on, lift up on the EPB switch
and hold it up. Continue to hold the
switch until the red handbrake
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status light remains on. If the amber
handbrake warning light is on, see
your dealer.
If the EPB is applied while the
vehicle is moving, the vehicle will
decelerate as long as the switch is
held up. If the switch is held up until
the vehicle comes to a stop, the
EPB will remain applied.
The vehicle may automatically apply
the EPB in some situations when
the vehicle is not moving. This is
normal, and is done to periodically
check the correct operation of the
EPB system.
If the EPB fails to apply, the rear
wheels should be blocked to
prevent vehicle movement.
EPB Release
To release the EPB:
1. Place the ignition in the ACC/
ACCESSORY or ON/RUN
position.
2. Apply and hold the brake pedal.
3. Push down momentarily on the
EPB switch.
The EPB is released when the red
handbrake status light is off.
If the amber handbrake warning
light is on, release the EPB by
pushing down on the EPB switch
and holding it down. Continue to
hold the switch until the red
handbrake status light is off. If either
light stays on after release is
attempted, see your dealer.
{ Caution
Driving with the parking brake on
can overheat the brake system
and cause premature wear or
damage to brake system parts.
Make sure that the parking brake
is fully released and the brake
warning light is off before driving.
Automatic EPB Release
The EPB will automatically release if
the vehicle is running, placed into
gear and an attempt is made to
drive away. Avoid rapid acceleration
when the EPB is applied, to
preserve parking brake lining life.
The EPB can also be used to
prevent roll back for vehicles with a
manual gearbox starting on a hill.
When no roll back is desired, an
applied EPB will allow both feet to
be used for the clutch and
accelerator pedals in preparation for
starting the vehicle moving in the
intended direction. In this case,
there is no need to push the switch
to release the EPB.
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
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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.
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
This vehicle has an HSA feature,
which may be useful when the
vehicle is stopped on a gradient.
This feature is designed to prevent
the vehicle from rolling, either
forward or rearward, during vehicle
drive off. After the driver completely
stops and holds the vehicle in a
complete standstill on a grade, HSA
will be automatically activated.
During the transition period between
when the driver releases the brake
pedal and starts to accelerate to
drive off on a gradient, HSA holds
the braking pressure for a maximum
of two seconds to ensure that there
is no rolling. The brakes will
automatically release when the
accelerator pedal is applied within
the two-second window. It will not
activate if the vehicle is in a drive
gear and facing downhill, or if the
vehicle is facing uphill and in
R (Reverse).
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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 slip
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 travelling.
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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 on
page 9-9 and “Turning the Systems
Off and On” later in this section.
If
d comes on and stays on:
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Turn the engine off and wait
15 seconds.
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 Centre (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.
3. Start the engine.
Drive the vehicle. If d comes on
and stays on, the vehicle may need
more time to diagnose the problem.
If the condition persists, see your
dealer.
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Turning the Systems Off
and On
{ Caution
Do not repeatedly brake or
accelerate heavily when TCS is
off. The vehicle driveline could be
damaged.
Manual Gearbox TCS/StabiliTrak
Button Shown, Automatic
Transmission TCS/StabiliTrak
Button Similar
The button for TCS and StabiliTrak
is on the centre console, behind the
gear lever.
To turn off only TCS, press and
release the g button. The Traction
Off light i displays in the
instrument cluster and the
appropriate DIC message displays.
See Ride Control System Messages
on page 5-37.
To turn TCS on again, press and
release the g button. The Traction
Off light i displayed in the
instrument cluster will turn off.
If TCS is limiting wheel spin when
the g button is pressed, the system
will not turn off until the wheels stop
spinning.
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To turn off both TCS and StabiliTrak,
press and hold the g button 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 on page 5-37.
To turn TCS and StabiliTrak on
again, press and release the g
button. The Traction Off light i and
StabiliTrak OFF Light g in the
instrument cluster turn off.
Adding accessories can affect the
vehicle performance. See
Accessories and Modifications on
page 10-2.
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Driver Mode Control
Driver Mode Control attempts to add
a sportier feel, provide a more
comfortable ride, or assist in
different weather conditions or
terrain. This system simultaneously
changes the software calibration of
various sub-systems. Depending on
the option package, available
features, and mode selected, the
suspension, steering, and
powertrain will change calibrations
to achieve the desired mode
characteristics. If the vehicle is
equipped with MagneRide™,
selecting the various Driver Modes
adjusts the ride of the vehicle to
enhance the ride performance for
the road conditions and the
selected mode.
similar on a smooth road. Select a
new setting whenever driving
conditions change.
Tour Mode
Use for normal city and highway
driving to provide a smooth,
soft ride.
Sport Mode
Manual Gearbox Mode Button
Shown, Automatic Transmission
Mode Button Similar
The Driver Mode Control has three
modes: Tour, Sport, and Snow/Ice.
Snow/Ice mode is only available on
automatic transmission vehicles.
Press the MODE button on the
centre console to make a mode
selection. The first press of the
button will show the current mode.
Subsequent presses will scroll
though the available modes. The
Tour and Sport modes will feel
Use where road conditions or
personal preference demand a more
controlled response.
When selected, the Sport mode
indicator will display in the Driver
Information Centre (DIC).
When in Sport mode, the vehicle will
shift automatically but 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 on page 9-22. The
steering will change to provide more
precise control. If the vehicle has
MagneRide, the suspension will
change to provide better cornering
performance.
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Snow/Ice Mode
Limited-Slip Rear Axle
Use when more traction is needed
during slippery conditions. The
transmission will use 2 (Second)
gear instead of 1 (First) gear when
accelerating from a stop. The
vehicle will upshift normally when
the vehicle is moving.
Vehicles with a limited-slip rear axle
can give more traction on snow,
mud, ice, sand or gravel. When
traction is low, this feature allows
the drive wheel with the most
traction to move the vehicle. The
limited-slip rear axle also gives the
driver enhanced control when
cornering hard or completing a
manoeuvre, such as a lane change.
Limited-slip rear axle fluid should be
changed at intervals listed in
Scheduled Maintenance on
page 11-1.
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 on page 9-9.
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Cruise Control
{ Warning
Cruise control can be dangerous
where you cannot drive safely at
a steady speed. Do not use the
cruise control on winding roads or
in heavy traffic.
Cruise control can be dangerous
on slippery roads. On such roads,
fast changes in tyre traction can
cause excessive wheel slip, and
you could lose control. Do not use
cruise control on slippery roads.
With cruise control, a speed of
about 40 km/h (25 mph) or more
can be maintained without keeping
your foot on the accelerator. Cruise
control does not work at speeds
below about 40 km/h (25 mph).
If the brakes are applied, the cruise
control disengages.
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If equipped with a manual gearbox,
the cruise control will remain active
when the gears are shifted. The
cruise is deactivated if the clutch is
depressed for several seconds.
If the StabiliTrak® system begins to
limit wheel spin while using cruise
control, the cruise control
automatically disengages. See
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control on page 9-31. If a collision
alert occurs when cruise control is
activated, cruise control is
disengaged. See Forward Collision
Alert (FCA) System on page 9-51.
When road conditions allow the
cruise control to be safely used, you
can apply the cruise control again.
the next 5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer, press +RES up to the
second detent.
J (On/Off):
Press to turn the
system on and off. A white cruise
control indicator appears in the
instrument cluster when cruise is
turned on.
+RES (Resume/Accelerate):
Press the control up briefly to make
the vehicle resume a previously set
speed or press and hold to
accelerate. If cruise control is
already active, use to increase
vehicle speed. To increase speed by
1 km/h (1 mph), press +RES up to
the first detent. To increase speed to
SET− (Set/Coast): Press the
control down briefly to set the speed
and activate cruise control. If cruise
control is already active, use to
decrease vehicle speed. To
decrease speed by 1 km/h (1 mph),
press SET− down to the first detent.
To decrease speed to the next
5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer, press SET− down to
the second detent.
* (Cancel):
Press to disengage
cruise control without erasing the
set speed from memory.
Setting Cruise Control
If the cruise button is on when not in
use, it could get bumped and go into
cruise when not desired. Keep the
cruise control button off when cruise
is not being used.
1. Press
J.
2. Get up to the desired speed.
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3. Press and release the SET−
control on the steering wheel.
Increasing Speed While Cruise
Control is at a Set Speed
Reducing Speed While Cruise
Control is at a Set Speed
4. Remove foot from the
accelerator.
If the cruise control system is
already activated:
If the cruise control system is
already activated:
When the cruise control has been
set to the desired speed, the cruise
control indicator appears green on
the instrument cluster and a cruise
set speed message appears on the
Head-Up Display (HUD),
if equipped.
.
Press and hold +RES up until
the desired speed is reached,
then release it.
.
Press and hold SET− down until
the desired lower speed is
reached, then release it.
.
To increase vehicle speed in
small increments, briefly press
+RES up to the first detent. For
each press, the vehicle goes
about 1 km/h (1 mph) faster.
.
To decrease the vehicle speed in
small increments, briefly press
SET− down to the first detent.
For each press, the vehicle goes
about 1 km/h (1 mph) slower.
.
To increase vehicle speed in
larger increments, briefly press
+RES up to the second detent.
For each press, the vehicle
speed increases to the next
5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer.
.
To decrease the vehicle speed in
larger increments, briefly press
SET− down to the second
detent. For each press, the
vehicle speed decreases to the
next 5 km/h (5 mph) mark on the
speedometer.
Resuming a Set Speed
If the cruise control is set at a
desired speed and then the brakes
are applied, the cruise control is
disengaged without erasing the set
speed from memory.
Once the vehicle speed reaches
about 40 km/h (25 mph) or more,
press +RES up to the first detent
briefly on the steering wheel. The
vehicle returns to the previous set
speed.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster on
page 5-8. The increment value used
depends on the units displayed.
The cruise control system may
automatically brake to slow the
vehicle down.
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The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster on
page 5-8. The increment value used
depends on the units displayed.
Overtaking 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
previously set cruise speed. While
pressing the accelerator pedal or
shortly following the release to
override cruise control, briefly
applying the SET– switch will result
in cruise control set to the current
vehicle speed.
Using Cruise Control on Hills
How well the cruise control will work
on hills depends upon the vehicle
speed, load, and the steepness of
the hills. When going up steep hills,
you might have to step on the
accelerator pedal to maintain the
vehicle 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 the vehicle speed down. If the
brake is applied, the cruise control
disengages.
Ending Cruise Control
There are four ways to end cruise
control:
.
Step lightly on the brake pedal
(manual and automatic
transmissions).
.
Depress the clutch pedal for
several seconds or shift to
Neutral (manual gearboxes).
.
Press
.
*.
Press J.
Erasing Speed Memory
The cruise control set speed is
erased from memory if J is
pressed or if the ignition is
turned off.
Adaptive Cruise Control
If equipped with Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC), it allows the driver to
select the cruise control set speed
and following gap. Read this entire
section before using this system.
The following gap is the following
time between your vehicle and a
vehicle detected directly ahead in
your path moving in the same
direction. If no vehicle is detected in
your path, ACC works like regular
cruise control. ACC uses camera
and radar sensors. See Declaration
of Conformity on page 13-1.
If a vehicle is detected in your path,
ACC can apply acceleration or
limited, moderate braking to
maintain the selected following gap.
To disengage ACC, apply the brake.
If ACC is controlling your vehicle
speed when the Traction Control
System (TCS) or StabiliTrak System
activates, the ACC may
automatically disengage. See
Traction Control/Electronic Stability
Control on page 9-31. When road
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conditions allow ACC to be safely
used, the 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 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 on page 9-2.
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{ Warning
Adaptive Cruise Control will not
detect or brake for children,
pedestrians, animals, or other
objects.
Do not use Adaptive Cruise
Control 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.
.
Visibility is low, such as in
fog, rain, or snow conditions.
Adaptive Cruise Control
performance is limited under
these conditions.
.
On slippery roads where fast
changes in tyre traction can
cause excessive wheel slip.
] (On/Off): Press to turn the
system on or off. A white cruise
control indicator comes on.
+RES (Resume/Accelerate):
Press the control up briefly to
resume the previous set speed or to
increase vehicle speed if ACC is
already activated. To increase
speed by 1 km/h (1 mph), press
+RESup to the first detent. To
increase speed to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the speedometer,
press +RES up to the second
detent.
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SET− (Set/Coast): Press the
control down briefly to set the speed
and activate ACC or to decrease
vehicle speed if ACC is already
activated. To decrease speed by
1 km/h (1 mph), press SET− down
to the first detent. To decrease
speed to the next 5 km/h (5 mph)
mark on the speedometer, press
SET− down to the second detent.
Select the set speed desired for
cruise. This is the vehicle speed
when no vehicle is detected in
its path.
* (Cancel):
Press to disengage
ACC without erasing the set speed
from memory.
1. Press
3 (Follow Distance Gap): Press
to select a following gap time (or
distance) setting for ACC of Far,
Medium, or Near.
3. Press and release the SET–
control on the steering wheel.
Setting Adaptive Cruise Control
After ACC is set, it may immediately
apply the brakes if a vehicle ahead
is detected closer than the selected
following gap.
If cruise control is on when not in
use, the cruise on/off control could
get pressed and cruise control could
become active when not desired.
Keep the cruise control off when
cruise is not being used.
ACC will not set at a speed less
than 25 km/h (16 mph), although it
can be resumed when driving at
lower speeds.
To set ACC:
].
2. Get up to the desired speed.
4. Remove foot from the
accelerator.
The ACC indicator displays in the
instrument cluster and Head-Up
Display (HUD). When the ACC is
active, the indicator turns green.
Be mindful of speed limits,
surrounding traffic speeds, and
weather conditions when selecting
the set speed.
Resuming a Set Speed
If the ACC is set at a desired speed
and then the brakes are applied, the
ACC is disengaged without erasing
the set speed from memory.
To begin using ACC again, press
+RES up briefly on the steering
wheel. The vehicle returns to the
previous set speed.
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Increasing Speed While ACC is at
a Set Speed
.
If ACC is already activated, do one
of the following:
.
.
.
Use the accelerator to get to the
higher speed. Press SET– down.
Release the control and the
accelerator pedal. The vehicle
will now cruise at the higher
speed.
To increase vehicle speed in
larger increments, press +RES
up to the second detent. For
each press, the vehicle speed
increases to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the
speedometer.
When it is determined that there is
no vehicle ahead inside the selected
following gap, then the vehicle
speed will increase to the set speed.
When the accelerator pedal is
pressed, ACC will not brake
because it is overridden.
A warning message will appear
on the Driver Information Centre
(DIC) and the Head-Up Display
(HUD). See Cruise Control
Messages on page 5-31.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster on
page 5-8. The increment value used
depends on the units displayed.
Press and hold +RES up until
the desired set speed appears
on the display, then release it.
If ACC is already activated, do one
of the following:
To increase vehicle speed in
small increments, press +RES
up to the first detent. For each
press, the vehicle goes 1 km/h
(1 mph) faster.
Reducing Speed While ACC is at a
Set Speed
.
Use the brake to get to the
desired lower speed. Press
SET– down and release the
accelerator pedal. The vehicle
will now cruise at the lower
speed.
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Press and hold SET– down until
the desired lower speed is
reached, then release it.
.
To decrease the vehicle speed in
smaller increments, press SET−
down 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, press SET−
down to the second detent. For
each press, the vehicle speed
decreases to the next 5 km/h
(5 mph) mark on the
speedometer.
The speedometer reading can be
displayed in either English or metric
units. See Instrument Cluster on
page 5-8. The increment value used
depends on the units displayed.
Selecting the Follow Distance
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.
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Press 3 on the steering wheel to
adjust the following gap. When
pressed, the current gap setting
displays briefly on the instrument
cluster and HUD. Subsequent
presses cycle the gap button
through three settings: Far, Medium,
or Near. The gap setting will be
maintained until it is changed.
Since each gap setting corresponds
to a following time (Far, Medium,
or Near), the following distance will
vary based on vehicle speed. The
faster the vehicle speed, the further
back your vehicle will follow a
vehicle detected ahead. Consider
traffic and weather conditions when
selecting the following gap. The
range of selectable gaps may not be
appropriate for all drivers and
driving conditions.
Changing the gap setting
automatically changes the alert
timing sensitivity (Far, Medium,
or Near) for the Forward Collision
Alert (FCA) feature. See Forward
Collision Alert (FCA) System on
page 9-51.
Approaching and Following a
Vehicle
Alerting the Driver
The vehicle ahead symbol is in the
instrument cluster and HUD display.
If ACC is engaged, driver action
may be required when ACC cannot
apply sufficient braking because of
approaching a vehicle too rapidly.
The vehicle ahead symbol only
displays when a vehicle is detected
in your vehicle's path moving in the
same direction.
When this condition occurs, the
collision alert symbol on the HUD
will flash on the windscreen. 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 Personalisation on
page 5-41.
If this symbol is not displaying, ACC
will not respond to or brake to
vehicles ahead.
See Defensive Driving on page 9-2.
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.
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When braking is active, the brake
lamps 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 Automatically Disengages
ACC may automatically disengage
and the driver will need to manually
apply the brakes to slow the
vehicle when:
.
The sensors are blocked.
.
The Traction Control System
(TCS) or electronic stability
control system has activated or
been disabled.
Warning
Adaptive Cruise Control (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 that it has never detected
moving. This can occur in
stop-and-go traffic or when a
vehicle suddenly appears due to
a vehicle ahead changing lanes.
Your vehicle may not stop and
could cause a crash. Use caution
when using ACC. Your complete
attention is always required while
driving and you should be ready
to take action and apply the
brakes.
.
No traffic or other objects are
being detected.
.
There is a fault in the system.
The ACC active symbol will not be
displayed when ACC is no longer
active.
Notification to Resume ACC
ACC will maintain a follow gap
behind a detected vehicle and slow
your vehicle to a stop behind that
vehicle.
If the stopped vehicle ahead has
driven away and ACC has not
resumed, the vehicle ahead symbol
will flash as a reminder to check
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traffic 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 Personalisation on
page 5-41.
When the vehicle ahead drives
away, 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 handbrake to
hold the vehicle. The electric
parking brake status light will turn
on. See Parking Brake (Manual) on
page 9-28 or Parking Brake
(Electric) on page 9-29. To release
the electric handbrake, press the
accelerator pedal.
A DIC warning message may
display indicating to shift to P (Park)
before exiting the vehicle. See
Vehicle Messages on page 5-30.
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{ Warning
If ACC has stopped the vehicle,
and if ACC is disengaged, turned
off, or cancelled, the vehicle will
no longer be held at a stop. The
vehicle can move. When ACC is
holding the vehicle at a stop,
always be prepared to manually
apply the brakes.
{ Warning
Leaving the vehicle without
placing it in P (Park) can be
dangerous. Do not leave the
vehicle while it is being held at a
stop by ACC. Always place the
vehicle in P (Park) and turn off
the ignition before leaving the
vehicle.
ACC Override
If using the accelerator pedal while
ACC is active, a warning message
on the DIC and in the HUD will
indicate that automatic braking will
not occur. See Vehicle Messages on
page 5-30. 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.
Bends in the Road
{ Warning
On bends, ACC may not detect a
vehicle ahead in your lane. You
could be startled if the vehicle
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Warning (Continued)
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 bends, 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 bends and be ready
to use the brakes if necessary.
Select an appropriate speed while
driving in bends.
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Other Vehicle Lane Changes
ACC may operate differently in a
sharp bend. It may reduce the
vehicle speed if the bend is too
sharp.
ACC may detect a vehicle that is
not in your lane and apply the
brakes.
When following a vehicle and
entering a bend, ACC may not
detect the vehicle ahead and
accelerate to the set speed. When
this happens the vehicle ahead
symbol will not appear.
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ACC may occasionally provide an
alert and/or braking that is
considered unnecessary. It could
respond to vehicles in different
lanes, signs, guardrails, and other
stationary objects when entering or
exiting a bend. This is normal
operation. The vehicle does not
need service.
ACC will not detect a vehicle ahead
until it is completely in the lane. The
brake may need to be manually
applied.
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Do Not Use ACC on Hills and
When Towing a Trailer
.
Press
].
Erasing Speed Memory
The cruise control set speed is
erased from memory if ] 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.
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.
Ending ACC
There are three ways to
disengage ACC:
.
Step lightly on the brake pedal.
.
Press
*.
The camera sensor on the back of
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 on page 10-59.
System operation may also be
limited under snow, heavy rain or
road spray conditions.
Driver Assistance
Systems
This vehicle may have features that
work together to help avoid crashes
or reduce crash damage while
driving, reversing, 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
on page 9-2.
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Under many conditions, these
systems will not:
.
Detect children, pedestrians,
bicyclists, or animals.
.
Detect vehicles or objects
outside the area monitored by
the system.
.
Work at all driving speeds.
.
Warn you or provide you with
enough time to avoid a crash.
.
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.
Complete attention is always
required while driving, and you
should be ready to take action
and apply the brakes and/or steer
the vehicle to avoid crashes.
Audible or Safety Alert Seat
Some driver assistance features
alert the driver of obstacles by
beeping. To change the volume of
the warning chime, see “Comfort
and Convenience” under Vehicle
Personalisation on page 5-41.
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 Personalisation on
page 5-41.
Assistance Systems for
Parking or Reversing
When the vehicle is in R (Reverse),
the Rear Vision Camera (RVC) and
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist
(URPA) may help the driver to avoid
a crash or to reduce crash damage
while parking or reversing. Some
models may also have the Rear
Automatic Braking and Reversing
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Warning System, Rear Cross Traffic
Alert (RCTA), and/or Front Parking
Assist.
When the vehicle is shifted into
R (Reverse), the RVC displays an
image of the area behind the vehicle
in the centre stack display. When
the vehicle is shifted out of
R (Reverse), the screen returns to
the previous content, after a short
delay. To see the previous content
sooner, press one of the radio
buttons. If the message Service
Rear Camera System is displayed,
the vehicle may need service.
{ Warning
The RVC system does not display
children, pedestrians, bicyclists,
animals, or any other object
located outside the camera's field
of view, below the bumper,
or under the vehicle. Perceived
distances may be different from
actual distances. Do not reverse
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2. Corners of the Rear Bumper
RVC screen to warn of traffic
coming from either direction. This
system detects objects coming from
up to 20 m (65 ft) from the left or
right side behind the vehicle. When
an object is detected, either three
beeps sound from the left or right
side or three Safety Alert Seat
pulses occur on the left or right side,
depending on the direction of the
detected vehicle.
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.
Use caution while reversing 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.
A warning triangle may display on
the RVC screen to show where the
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist
(URPA) has detected an object. This
triangle changes from amber to red
and increases in size the closer the
object.
URPA, and if equipped, also Front
Park Assist, operates at speeds of
less than 8 km/h (5 mph) and
detects nearby objects within a zone
25 cm (10 in) high off the ground
and below bumper level. The
sensors on the rear bumper detect
objects up to 2.5 m (8 ft) behind the
vehicle. If the vehicle has the Front
Parking Assist, it also detects
objects 1.2 m (4 ft) in front of the
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the vehicle using only the RVC
screen, during longer, higher
speed reversing manoeuvres,
or where there could be cross
traffic. Failure to use proper care
before reversing may result in
injury, death, or vehicle damage.
Always check behind and around
the vehicle before reversing.
1. View Displayed by the Camera
1. View Displayed by the Camera
On vehicles with the Rear Cross
Traffic Alert (RCTA), a triangle with
an arrow may also display on the
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vehicle. These detection distances
may be less during warmer or humid
weather.
Safety Alert Seat will pulse five
times. Beeps for Front Parking
Assist are higher pitched than for
Rear Parking Assist.
{ Warning
The parking assist system does
not detect children, pedestrians,
bicyclists, animals, or objects
located below the bumper or that
are too close or too far from the
vehicle. It is not available at
speeds greater than 8 km/h
(5 mph). To prevent injury, death,
or vehicle damage, even with
parking assist, always check the
area around the vehicle and
check all mirrors before moving
forward or reversing.
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The vehicle may have an instrument
cluster parking assist display with
bars that show “distance to object”
and object location information for
URPA, and on some vehicles, for
the Front Parking Assist system. As
the object gets closer, more bars
light up and the bars change colour
from yellow to amber to red.
When an object is first detected in
the rear, one beep will be heard
from the rear, or both sides of the
Safety Alert Seat will pulse two
times. When an object is very close
(<0.6 m (2 ft) in the vehicle rear,
or <0.3 m (1 ft) in the vehicle front),
five beeps will sound from the rear
or front depending where the object
is detected, or both sides of the
Vehicles with Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC) have the Reversing
Warning System, which is designed
to help avoid reversing crashes. The
system can warn of rear objects
when reversing at speeds greater
than 8 km/h (5 mph).
The Reversing Warning System will
beep once from the rear when a
potential object threat is first
detected, or pulse twice on both
sides of the Safety Alert Seat. When
the system detects a potential
imminent 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 Reversing 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 reversing 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 Reversing
Warning System, always check
the area around the vehicle and
check all mirrors before reversing.
Vehicles with Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC) also have the Rear
Automatic Braking system, which is
designed to help avoid or reduce
the harm caused by reversing
crashes. If the system detects the
vehicle is reversing too fast to avoid
a crash with a detected object, it
may automatically brake hard to
a stop.
{ Warning
Rear Automatic Braking may not
avoid many types of reversing
crashes. Do not wait for the
automatic braking to apply. This
system is not designed to replace
driver braking, but only acts when
the vehicle may not stop in time.
The system, in some situations or
environments, may not brake or
may not brake in time to avoid a
crash. 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 Rear Automatic Braking,
always check the area around the
vehicle before and while
reversing.
Pressing the brake pedal after the
vehicle comes to a stop will release
the Rear Automatic Braking. If the
brake pedal is not pressed within
two seconds after the stop, the
electric parking brake is set.
Release the electric handbrake.
When it is safe, pressing the
accelerator pedal firmly at any time
will override the Rear Automatic
Braking.
{ 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 Rear Automatic
Braking system. Before releasing
the brakes, check the RVC
screen and check the area
around the vehicle to make sure it
is safe to proceed.
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Turning the Features On or Off
The X button to the left of the
steering wheel is used to turn on or
off the Front and Rear Parking
Assist, Rear Automatic Braking, and
Reversing 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 when towing
a trailer.
The Rear Vision Camera (RVC), the
parking assist symbols, guidance
lines, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert
(RCTA) can be turned on or off
through the Settings menu on the
infotainment system:
1. On the infotainment system,
press the Settings screen
button, or turn the MENU knob
to highlight Settings and
press MENU.
2. Select Rear Camera.
3. Press Rear Camera Display,
Park Assist Symbols, Guidance
Lines, or Rear Cross Traffic Alert
and then select OFF or ON.
Assistance Systems for
Driving
If equipped, when driving the
vehicle forward, Forward Collision
Alert (FCA), Lane Departure
Warning (LDW), Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA), and/or the Active
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Emergency Braking 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. FCA
provides a flashing red alert on the
windscreen, and rapidly beeps or
pulses the Safety Alert Seat when
approaching a vehicle directly
ahead too quickly. FCA also lights
an amber visual alert if following
another vehicle much too closely.
FCA detects vehicles within a
distance of approximately 60 m
(197 ft) and operates at speeds
above 40 km/h (25 mph). 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 on
page 9-38.
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{ 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. FCA does not warn
of pedestrians, animals, signs,
guardrails, bridges, construction
barrels, or other objects. Be ready
to take action and apply the
brakes. For more information, see
Defensive Driving on page 9-2.
FCA can be disabled with the FCA
steering wheel control, or if your
vehicle is equipped with Adaptive
Cruise Control (ACC), through
vehicle personalisation. See the
“Auto Collision Preparation” portion
of “Collision/Detection Systems”
under Vehicle Personalisation on
page 5-41.
Detecting the Vehicle Ahead
FCA warnings will not occur unless
the FCA system detects a vehicle
ahead. When a vehicle is detected
ahead, the vehicle-ahead indicator
will display green when a vehicle is
detected in front. Vehicles may not
be detected on bends, highway exit
ramps, or hills; or due to poor
visibility. FCA will not detect another
vehicle ahead until it is completely
in the driving lane.
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sensor is blocked by dirt, snow,
or ice, or if the windscreen 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
windscreen are not cleaned or in
proper condition. Keep the
windscreen, headlamps, and FCA
sensors clean and in good repair.
Collision Alert
{ Warning
FCA does not provide a warning
to help avoid a crash, unless it
detects a vehicle. FCA may not
detect a vehicle ahead if the FCA
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Selecting the Alert Timing
Without Head-Up Display
When your vehicle approaches
another detected vehicle too rapidly,
the red FCA display will flash on the
windscreen. Also, either eight
high-pitched beeps will sound from
the front, or both sides of the Safety
Alert Seat will pulse five times.
With Adaptive Cruise Control
Tailgating Alert
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The Collision Alert control is on the
steering wheel. Press 3 or [ to
set the FCA timing to Far, Medium,
Near, or on some vehicles, Off. The
first button press shows the current
setting on the DIC. Additional button
presses will change this setting. The
chosen setting will remain until it is
changed and will affect the timing of
both the Collision Alert and the
Tailgating Alert features. The timing
of both alerts will vary based on
vehicle speed. The faster the
vehicle speed, the farther away the
alert will occur. Consider traffic and
weather conditions when selecting
the alert timing. The range of
selectable alert timing 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).
The vehicle-ahead indicator will
display amber when you are
following a detected vehicle ahead
much too closely.
Without Adaptive Cruise Control
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Unnecessary Alerts
Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA)
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.
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.
Cleaning the System
If the FCA system does not seem to
operate properly, cleaning the
outside of the windscreen in front of
the camera sensor and the front of
the vehicle may correct the issue.
Active Emergency
Braking System
If the vehicle has Adaptive Cruise
Control (ACC) it also has the Active
Emergency Braking System, which
includes Intelligent Brake Assist
(IBA) and the Automatic Collision
Preparation (ACP) System. These
systems can provide a boost to
braking or automatically brake the
vehicle to help avoid or lessen the
severity of crashes.
Minor brake pedal pulsations or
pedal movement during this time is
normal and the brake pedal should
continue to be applied as needed.
IBA will automatically disengage
only when the brake pedal is
released.
{ Warning
IBA may increase vehicle braking
in situations when it may not be
necessary. You could block the
flow of traffic. If this occurs, take
your foot off the brake pedal and
then apply the brakes as needed.
Automatic Collision
Preparation (ACP) System
ACP may help reduce crash
damage by applying the vehicle's
brake system and has a detection
range of approximately 60 m
(197 ft). Braking can only occur if a
vehicle is detected ahead in your
path. This is shown by the FCA
vehicle-ahead indicator being lit.
See Forward Collision Alert (FCA)
System on page 9-51.
{ Warning
ACP is an emergency crash
preparation feature and is not
designed to avoid crashes. Do
not rely on ACP to brake the
vehicle.
ACP may not:
.
Respond to stopped vehicles,
pedestrians, or animals.
.
Detect a vehicle ahead on
winding or hilly roads.
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Warning (Continued)
.
Detect a stopped or
slow-moving vehicle or other
object ahead.
.
Detect a vehicle when
weather limits visibility, such
as in fog, rain, or snow. In
these situations, ACP sensor
performance is limited.
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.
Brake Preparation
When quickly approaching a vehicle
ahead, Brake Preparation reduces
brake response time by having the
brake system prepared for driver
braking to occur more rapidly.
Automatic Braking
In some imminent front-end crash
situations, if the driver has not
applied the brakes, Automatic
Braking applies the brakes to help
reduce crash damage. It may even
help avoid some very low speed
crashes.
Automatic Braking may slow the
vehicle to a complete stop to try to
avoid a potential crash. If this
happens, Automatic Braking will
engage the electric handbrake,
Electric Parking Brake (EPB), to
hold the vehicle at a stop. To
release the EPB, press the EPB
button. A firm press of the
accelerator pedal will also release
Automatic Braking and the EPB.
{ Warning
Automatic Braking may
automatically brake the vehicle in
situations where it may be
unnecessary. It could respond to
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a turning vehicle ahead,
guardrails, signs, and other
non-moving objects. This could
be uncomfortable and startling. To
override Automatic Braking, firmly
press the accelerator pedal, if it is
safe to do so.
Automatic Braking can be disabled
or reduced through vehicle
personalisation. See the “Auto
Collision Preparation” portion of
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalisation on
page 5-41.
{ Warning
Using the Automatic Collision
Preparation System while towing
a trailer could cause you to lose
control of the vehicle and crash.
Turn the system off when towing
a trailer.
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Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA)
If equipped, the Side Blind Zone
Alert system is a lane-changing aid
that assists drivers with avoiding
crashes that occur with vehicles in
the side blind zone (or spot) areas.
The SBZA warning display will light
up in the corresponding outside side
mirror and will flash if the indicator
is on.
Warning (Continued)
making a lane change, always
check mirrors, glance over your
shoulder, and use the indicators.
SBZA Detection Zones
{ Warning
SBZA does not alert the driver to
vehicles rapidly approaching
outside of the side blind 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
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The SBZA 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. This zone starts at
approximately the middle of the
vehicle and goes back 5 m (16 ft).
How the System Works
The SBZA symbol lights up in the
side mirrors when the system
detects a vehicle in the next lane
over that is in the side blind zone.
This indicates it may be unsafe to
change lanes. Before making a lane
change, check the SBZA display,
check mirrors, glance over your
shoulder, and use the indicators.
Left Side Mirror Right Side Mirror
Display
Display
When the vehicle is started, both
outside mirror SBZA displays will
briefly come on to indicate the
system is operating. When the
vehicle is moving forward, the
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left- or right-side mirror display will
light up if a vehicle is detected in
that blind zone. If the indicator is
activated in the same direction as a
detected vehicle, this display will
flash as an extra warning not to
change lanes.
SBZA can be disabled through
vehicle personalisation. See
“Collision/Detection Systems” under
Vehicle Personalisation on
page 5-41. If SBZA is disabled by
the driver, the SBZA mirror displays
will not light up.
When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
SBZA displays may not come on
when passing a vehicle quickly or
when towing a trailer. The SBZA
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. SBZA
may alert to objects attached to the
vehicle, such as a trailer, bicycle,
or object extending out to either side
of the vehicle. This is normal system
operation; the vehicle does not need
service.
SBZA may not always alert the
driver to vehicles in the side blind
zone, especially in wet conditions.
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.
SBZA may not operate when the
SBZA 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 on
page 10-59. If the DIC still displays
the system unavailable message
after cleaning both sides of the
vehicle toward the rear corners of
the vehicle, see your dealer.
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If the SBZA displays do not light up
when vehicles are in the blind zone
and the system is clean, the system
may need service. Take the vehicle
to your dealer.
When SBZA 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
personalisation menu.
Declaration of Conformity
See Declaration of Conformity on
page 13-1.
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
an indicator in the lane departure
direction. LDW uses a camera
sensor to detect the lane markings.
It only operates at speeds of
56 km/h (35 mph) or greater.
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When the vehicle crosses a
detected lane marking, the LDW
indicator will flash and either three
beeps will be sounded from the left
or right side, or three Safety Alert
Seat pulses will occur on the left or
right side of the seat, depending on
the lane departure direction. LDW
will not warn if the indicator is on in
the departure direction, or if a sharp
manoeuvre is made.
{ Warning
The LDW system is an aid to help
the vehicle stay in the driving
lane. It does not steer the vehicle.
The LDW system may not:
.
Provide enough time to avoid
a crash.
.
Detect lane markings under
bad weather conditions or if
the windscreen is dirty.
.
Detect lane markings and will
not detect road edges.
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.
Warn that the vehicle is
crossing a lane marking if the
system does not detect the
lane marking.
If LDW only detects lane
markings on one side of the road,
it will only warn you when
departing the lane on the side
where it has detected a lane
marker. Even with LDW, always
keep your attention on the road
and maintain proper vehicle
position within the lane, or vehicle
damage, injury, or death could
occur. Always keep the
windscreen clean and do not use
LDW in bad weather conditions.
How the System Works
The LDW camera sensor is on the
windscreen ahead of the rearview
mirror.
To turn LDW on and off, press @ to
the left of the steering wheel. The
control indicator will light when LDW
is on.
When the vehicle is started, the
LDW indicator on the instrument
cluster will come on briefly.
If LDW is on, the LDW indicator will
appear green if the system detects
a left or right lane marking while the
vehicle is travelling at 56 km/h
(35 mph) or greater. If the vehicle
crosses a detected lane marking
without using the indicator in the
lane departure direction, this
indicator will change to amber and
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flash. In addition, three beeps will
sound from the left or right side,
or the Safety Alert Seat will pulse
three times on either the left or right
side of the seat, depending on the
lane departure direction.
This is normal operation; the vehicle
does not need service. Clean the
windscreen.
When the System Does Not
Seem to Work Properly
If the LDW camera system does not
seem to operate properly, cleaning
the outside of the windscreen in
front of the camera sensor may
correct the issue.
If the LDW symbol does not appear
when the system is on and the
vehicle is travelling at least 56 km/h
(35 mph):
.
The lane markings on the road
may not be seen.
.
The camera sensor may be
blocked by dirt, snow, or ice.
.
The windscreen may be
damaged.
.
The weather may be limiting
visibility.
Lane markings may not be detected
on bends, motorway exit ramps,
or hills; or due to poor visibility.
{ Warning
LDW does not provide a warning
to help avoid a crash, unless it
detects the lane markings. LDW
may not detect the lane markings
if the camera sensor is blocked
by dirt, snow, or ice, or if the
windscreen is damaged. It may
also not detect a lane on winding
or hilly roads, or in conditions that
can limit visibility such as fog,
rain, or snow, or if the headlamps
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or windscreen are not cleaned or
in proper condition. Keep the
windscreen, headlamps, and
camera sensors clean and in
good repair.
LDW warnings may occur due to tar
marks, shadows, cracks in the road,
or other road imperfections. This is
normal system operation; the
vehicle does not need service.
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Fuel
Use the recommended fuel for
proper vehicle maintenance.
Recommended Fuel
Use premium unleaded gasoline
with a posted octane rating of 97
RON or higher. Regular unleaded
gasoline rated at 95 RON or higher
can be used, but acceleration could
be reduced, and an audible
knocking noise may be heard. If the
octane is less than 97 RON, a
heavy knocking noise may be
heard. If this occurs, use a petrol
rated at 97 RON or higher as soon
as possible. Otherwise, the engine
could be damaged. If heavy
knocking is heard when using petrol
rated at 97 RON or higher, the
engine needs service.
Use of Seasonal Fuels
Use summer and winter fuels in the
appropriate season. Driving or
starting could be affected if the
incorrect fuel is used. Drive the
vehicle with the engine running until
the fuel is a half tank or less, then
refuel with the current seasonal fuel.
Prohibited Fuels
Petrols containing oxygenates, such
as ethers and ethanol, as well as
reformulated petrols are available in
some cities. If these petrols comply
with the previously described
specification, then they are
acceptable to use. However, E85
(85% ethanol) and other fuels
containing more than 15% ethanol
must be used only in flex fuel
vehicles.
{ Caution
Do not use fuel containing
methanol. It can corrode metal
parts in the fuel system and also
damage plastic and rubber parts.
That damage would not be
covered under the vehicle
warranty.
Some petrols that are not
reformulated for low emissions can
contain an octane-enhancing
additive called
methylcyclopentadienyl manganese
tricarbonyl (MMT). Do not use
petrols with MMT as they can
reduce spark plug life and affect
emission control system
performance. The malfunction
indicator lamp may turn on. If this
occurs, see your dealer for service.
Fuel Additives
Petrol should contain detergent
additives that help prevent engine
and fuel system deposits from
forming. Clean fuel injectors and
intake valves will allow the emission
control system to work properly.
Some petrol does not contain
sufficient quantities of additive to
keep fuel injectors and intake valves
clean. To make up for this lack of
detergency, add Fuel System
Treatment PLUS, part number
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88861013 to the fuel tank at every
engine oil change or every
15 000 km, whichever occurs first.
Warning (Continued)
.
Keep children away from the
fuel pump and never let
children pump fuel.
.
Fuel can spray out if the fuel
cap is opened too quickly.
This spray can happen if the
tank is nearly full, and is
more likely in hot weather.
Open the fuel cap slowly and
wait for any hiss noise to stop
then unscrew the cap all
the way
Filling the Tank
{ Warning
Fuel vapours 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
refuelling.
.
Keep sparks, flames, and
smoking materials away
from fuel.
.
Do not leave the fuel pump
unattended.
.
Do not reenter the vehicle
while pumping fuel.
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The cap is behind the fuel door on
the passenger side of the vehicle.
If equipped, the fuel door is locked
when the vehicle doors are locked.
Press V on the RKE transmitter to
unlock. To open the fuel filler flap,
push and release the rearward
centre edge of the flap.
To remove the fuel cap, turn it
slowly anticlockwise.
While refuelling, hang the fuel cap
from the hook on the fuel door.
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If the fuel cap is not installed
properly, a message will appear on
the Driver Information Centre
display. See Fuel System Messages
on page 5-34.
When reinstalling the cap, turn it
clockwise until it clicks once,
otherwise the malfunction indicator
lamp could turn on. See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp on page 5-14.
Be careful not to spill fuel. Do not
top off or overfill the tank and wait a
few seconds after you have finished
pumping before removing the
nozzle. Clean fuel from painted
surfaces as soon as possible. See
Exterior Care on page 10-59.
When replacing the fuel cap, turn it
clockwise until it clicks once. Make
sure the cap is fully installed. The
diagnostic system can determine if
the fuel cap has been left off or
improperly installed. This would
allow fuel to evaporate into the
atmosphere. See Malfunction
Indicator Lamp on page 5-14.
{ Warning
If a fire starts while you are
refuelling, 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.
{ Caution
If a new fuel cap is needed, be
sure to get the right type of cap
from your dealer. The wrong type
of fuel cap might not fit properly,
might cause the malfunction
indicator lamp to light, and could
damage the fuel tank and
emissions system. See
Malfunction Indicator Lamp on
page 5-14.
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container
{ Warning
Filling a portable fuel container
while it is in the vehicle can cause
fuel vapours 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, boot, 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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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 mobile phones or
other electronic devices.
Trailer Towing
General Towing
Information
The vehicle is neither designed nor
intended to tow a trailer.
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Conversions and
Add-Ons
Add-On Electrical
Equipment
{ Caution
Some electrical equipment can
damage the vehicle or cause
components to not work and
would not be covered by the
warranty. Always check with your
dealer before adding electrical
equipment.
Add-on equipment can drain the
vehicle's 12-volt battery, even if the
vehicle is not operating.
The vehicle has an airbag system.
Before attempting to add anything
electrical to the vehicle, see
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped
Vehicle on page 3-30 and Adding
Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped
Vehicle on page 3-30.
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General Information
General Information . . . . . . . . . . 10-2
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-2
Vehicle Checks
Doing Your Own
Service Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-3
Bonnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-3
Engine Compartment
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-5
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-6
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . 10-8
Automatic Transmission
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-9
Manual Gearbox Fluid . . . . . . . 10-9
Hydraulic Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-10
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . 10-10
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11
Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12
Engine Overheating . . . . . . . . 10-15
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-17
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-17
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-18
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-20
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-21
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . 10-22
Automatic Transmission Shift
Lock Control Function
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-23
Park Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . 10-23
Wiper Blade
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-24
Windscreen
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-24
Headlamp Aiming
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Bulb Replacement
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . .
Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LED Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back-Up Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . .
Number Plate Lamp . . . . . . . .
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . .
10-25
10-25
10-25
10-25
10-26
10-26
10-27
Electrical System
Electrical System
Overload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-27
Fuses and Circuit
Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-28
10-1
Engine Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-28
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-31
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-34
Wheels and Tyres
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-36
All-Season Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . 10-37
Winter Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-37
Run-Flat Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-38
Summer Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-39
Tyre Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-39
Tyre Pressure for
High-Speed Operation . . . . 10-40
Tyre Pressure Monitor
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-41
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-42
Tyre Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-45
Tyre Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-46
When It Is Time for New
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-48
Buying New Tyres . . . . . . . . . . 10-48
Different Size Tyres and
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-50
Wheel Alignment and Tyre
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-51
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Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . 10-51
Tyre Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-52
If a Tyre Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . 10-53
Jump Starting
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-53
Towing the Vehicle
Towing the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . 10-56
Recreational Vehicle
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-57
Appearance Care
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-59
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-64
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-67
General Information
For service and parts needs, visit
your dealer. You will receive
genuine parts and trained and
supported service people.
Accessories and
Modifications
Adding non-dealer accessories or
making modifications to the vehicle
can affect vehicle performance and
safety, including such things as
airbags, braking, stability, ride and
handling, emissions systems,
aerodynamics, durability, and
electronic systems like anti-lock
brakes, traction control, and stability
control. These accessories or
modifications could even cause
malfunction or damage not 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 accessorise the vehicle
using genuine GM Accessories
installed by a dealer technician.
Also, see Adding Equipment to the
Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on
page 3-30.
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Vehicle Checks
Doing Your Own
Service Work
{ Warning
It can be dangerous to work on
your vehicle if you do not have
the proper knowledge, service
manual, tools, or parts. Always
follow owner manual procedures
and consult the service manual
for your vehicle before doing any
service work.
If doing some of your own service
work, use the proper service
manual. It tells you much more
about how to service the vehicle
than this manual can.
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Bonnet
To open the bonnet:
This vehicle has an airbag system.
Before attempting to do your own
service work, see Airbag System
Check on page 3-31.
Keep a record with all parts receipts
and list the mileage and the date of
any service work performed.
{ Caution
Even small amounts of
contamination can cause damage
to vehicle systems. Do not allow
contaminants to contact the fluids,
reservoir caps, or dipsticks.
1. Pull the bonnet release handle
inside the vehicle. It is on the
lower left side of the instrument
panel.
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To close the bonnet:
Before closing the bonnet, be sure
all filler caps are on properly. Then,
bring the bonnet from full open to
within 152 mm (6 in) of the closed
position. Pause, then push the front
centre of the bonnet with a swift,
firm motion to fully close the bonnet.
2. Go to the front of the vehicle and
move the secondary bonnet
release lever toward the right
side of the vehicle.
3. Lift the bonnet.
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Engine Compartment Overview
10-5
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1. Windscreen Washer Fluid
Reservoir. See Washer Fluid on
page 10-17.
2. Positive (+) Battery Terminal.
See Battery on page 10-20.
3. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap. See Cooling
System on page 10-11.
Engine Oil
Checking Engine Oil
To ensure proper engine
performance and long life, careful
attention must be paid to engine oil.
Following these simple, but
important steps will help protect
your investment:
It is a good idea to check the engine
oil level at each fuel fill. In order to
get an accurate reading, the vehicle
must be on level ground. The
engine oil dipstick handle is a loop.
See Engine Compartment Overview
on page 10-5 for the location of the
engine oil dipstick.
.
4. Engine Compartment Fuse
Block on page 10-28.
5. Engine Cooling Fan (Out of
View). See Cooling System on
page 10-11.
.
Check the engine oil level
regularly and maintain the
proper oil level. See “Checking
Engine Oil” and “When to Add
Engine Oil” in this section.
.
Change the engine oil at the
appropriate time. See Engine Oil
Life System on page 10-8.
.
Always dispose of engine oil
properly. See “What to Do with
Used Oil” in this section.
6. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See Engine
Oil on page 10-6.
7. Engine Oil Dipstick. See Engine
Oil on page 10-6.
8. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter on
page 10-10.
9. Brake/Clutch Fluid Reservoir.
See Brakes on page 10-17 and
Hydraulic Clutch on page 10-10.
Always use engine oil approved
to the proper specification and of
the proper viscosity grade. See
“Selecting the Right Engine Oil”
in this section.
1. If the engine has been running
recently, turn off the engine and
allow several minutes for the oil
to drain back into the oil sump.
Checking the oil level too soon
after engine shutoff will not
provide an accurate oil level
reading.
{ Warning
The engine oil dipstick handle
may be hot; it could burn you.
Use a towel or glove to touch the
dipstick handle.
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2. Pull out the dipstick and clean it
with a paper towel or cloth, then
push it back in all the way.
Remove it again, keeping the tip
down, and check the level.
When to Add Engine Oil
If the oil is below the cross-hatched
area at the tip of the dipstick, add
1 L (1 qt) of the recommended oil
and then recheck the level. See
“Selecting the Right Engine Oil” in
this section for an explanation of
what kind of oil to use. For engine
oil crankcase capacity, see
Capacities and Specifications on
page 12-2.
{ Caution
Do not add too much oil. Oil
levels above or below the
acceptable operating range
shown on the dipstick are harmful
to the engine. If you find that you
have an oil level above the
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operating range, i.e., the engine
has so much oil that the oil level
gets above the cross-hatched
area that shows the proper
operating range, the engine could
be damaged. You should drain
out the excess oil or limit driving
of the vehicle and seek a service
professional to remove the
excess amount of oil.
See Engine Compartment Overview
on page 10-5 for the location of the
engine oil fill cap.
Add enough oil to put the level
somewhere in the proper operating
range. Push the dipstick all the way
back in when done.
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Selecting the Right Engine Oil
Selecting the right engine oil
depends on both the proper oil
specification and viscosity grade.
See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants on page 11-5.
Specification
Use and ask for licensed engine oils
with the dexos2™ approved
certification mark. Engine oils
meeting the requirements for the
vehicle should have the dexos2
approved certification mark. This
certification mark indicates that the
oil has been approved to the dexos2
specification.
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{ Caution
Failure to use the recommended
engine oil can result in engine
damage not covered by the
vehicle warranty. Check with your
dealer or service provider on
whether the oil is approved to the
dexos2 specification.
specification. See “Specification”
earlier in this section for more
information.
containing used engine oil. See the
manufacturer's warnings about the
use and disposal of oil products.
Engine Oil Additives/Engine
Oil Flushes
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.
Viscosity Grade
Do not add anything to the oil. The
recommended oils with the dexos
specification and displaying the
dexos certification mark are all that
is needed for good performance and
engine protection.
SAE 5W-30 is the best viscosity
grade for the vehicle. Do not use
other viscosity grade oils such as
SAE 10W-30, 10W-40, or 20W-50.
Engine oil system flushes are not
recommended and could cause
engine damage not covered by the
vehicle warranty.
Cold Temperature Operation: If in an
area of extreme cold, where the
temperature falls below −29°C
(−20°F), an SAE 0W-30 oil may be
used. An oil of this viscosity grade
will provide easier cold starting for
the engine at extremely low
temperatures. When selecting an oil
of the appropriate viscosity grade,
always select an oil of the correct
What to Do with Used Oil
Used engine oil contains certain
elements that can be unhealthy for
your skin and could even cause
cancer. Do not let used oil stay on
your skin for very long. Clean your
skin and nails with soap and water,
or a good hand cleaner. Wash or
properly dispose of clothing or rags
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 on page 5-33.
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.
10-9
After you change the oil, the oil life
monitor will need to be reset. See
your dealer for service.
procedure is difficult, this should be
done at the dealer. Contact the
dealer for additional information.
See REMAINING OIL LIFE under
Driver Information Centre (DIC) on
page 5-24 for information on the
engine oil life monitor.
Change the fluid and filter at the
intervals listed in Scheduled
Maintenance on page 11-1, and be
sure to use the fluid listed in
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants on page 11-5.
Automatic Transmission
Fluid
How to Check Automatic
Transmission Fluid
It is not necessary to check the
transmission fluid level.
A transmission fluid leak is the only
reason for fluid loss. If a leak
occurs, take the vehicle to your
dealer and have it repaired as soon
as possible.
The vehicle is not equipped with a
transmission fluid level dipstick.
There is a special procedure for
checking and changing the
transmission fluid. Because this
Manual Gearbox Fluid
How to Check Manual Gearbox
Fluid
It is not necessary to check the
manual gearbox 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. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants on page 11-5
for the proper fluid to use.
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Hydraulic Clutch
How to Check and Add Fluid
For vehicles with a manual
transmission, it is not necessary to
regularly check brake/clutch fluid
unless there is a leak suspected.
Adding fluid will not correct a leak.
A fluid loss in this system could
indicate a problem. Have the
system inspected and repaired.
Visually check the brake/clutch fluid
reservoir to make sure the fluid level
is at the MIN (minimum) line on the
side of the reservoir. The brake/
hydraulic clutch fluid system should
be closed and sealed.
When to Check and What
to Use
Do not remove the cap to check the
fluid level or to top off the fluid level.
Remove the cap only when
necessary to add the proper fluid
until the level reaches the MIN line.
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
The brake/hydraulic clutch fluid
reservoir cap has either a symbol or
text specifying the type of brake
fluid. The common brake/clutch fluid
reservoir is filled with GM approved
DOT 3 brake fluid as indicated on
the reservoir cap. See Engine
Compartment Overview on
page 10-5 for reservoir location.
The engine air cleaner/filter is
located in the engine compartment
on the driver side of the vehicle.
See Engine Compartment Overview
on page 10-5 for location.
When to Inspect the Engine Air
Cleaner/Filter
Inspect the air cleaner/filter at the
scheduled maintenance intervals.
See Scheduled Maintenance on
page 11-1. If you are driving in
dusty/dirty conditions, inspect the
filter at each engine oil change.
How to Inspect the Engine Air
Cleaner/Filter
To inspect the engine air cleaner/
filter, remove the filter from the
vehicle and lightly shake the filter to
release loose dust and dirt. If the
filter remains covered with dirt, a
new filter is required.
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To inspect or replace the air cleaner/
filter:
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{ Warning
Operating the engine with the air
cleaner/filter off can cause you or
others to be burned. The air
cleaner not only cleans the air; it
helps to stop flames if the engine
backfires. Use caution when
working on the engine and do not
drive with the air cleaner/filter off.
{ Caution
1. Remove the four screws and lift
the cover out of the assembly.
2. Inspect or replace the engine air
cleaner/filter.
3. Lower the cover and secure with
the four screws.
See Scheduled Maintenance on
page 11-1 for replacement intervals.
If the air cleaner/filter is off, dirt
can easily get into the engine,
which could damage it. Always
have the air cleaner/filter in place
when you are driving.
Cooling System
The cooling system allows the
engine to maintain the correct
working temperature.
1. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and
Pressure Cap
2. Engine Cooling Fan (Out
of View)
{ Warning
An electric engine cooling fan
under the bonnet can start up
even when the engine is not
running and can cause injury.
Keep hands, clothing, and tools
away from any underbonnet
electric fan.
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{ Warning
Caution (Continued)
Heater and radiator hoses, and
other engine parts, can be very
hot. Do not touch them. If you do,
you can be burned.
vehicle warranty. Always use
DEX-COOL (silicate-free) coolant
in the vehicle.
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
(Continued)
What to Use
{ Warning
Adding only plain water or some
other liquid to the cooling system
can be dangerous. Plain water
and other liquids, can boil before
the proper coolant mixture will.
The coolant warning system is set
for the proper coolant mixture.
With plain water or the wrong
mixture, the engine could get too
hot but you would not get the
overheat warning. The engine
could catch fire and you or others
could be burned. Use a 50/
50 mixture of clean, drinkable
water and DEX-COOL coolant.
Engine Coolant
The cooling system in the vehicle is
filled with DEX-COOL engine
coolant. See Scheduled
Maintenance on page 11-1 and
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants on page 11-5.
The following explains the cooling
system and how to check and add
coolant when it is low. If there is a
problem with engine overheating,
see Engine Overheating on
page 10-15.
Use a 50/50 mixture of clean
drinkable water and DEX-COOL
coolant. This mixture:
.
Gives freezing protection down
to -37°C (-34°F), outside
temperature.
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.
Gives boiling protection up to
129°C (265°F), engine
temperature.
.
Protects against rust and
corrosion.
.
Will not damage aluminium
parts.
.
Helps keep the proper engine
temperature.
{ Caution
If improper coolant mixture,
inhibitors, or additives are used in
the vehicle cooling system, the
engine could overheat and be
damaged. Too much water in the
mixture can freeze and crack
engine cooling parts. The repairs
would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Use only the
proper mixture of engine coolant
for the cooling system. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants on page 11-5.
10-13
Never dispose of engine coolant by
putting it in the refuse, pouring it on
the ground, or into sewers, streams,
or bodies of water. Have the coolant
changed by an authorised service
centre, familiar with legal
requirements regarding used
coolant disposal. This will help
protect the environment and your
health.
If coolant is visible but the coolant
level is not at or above the COLD
FILL line, add a 50/50 mixture of
clean drinkable water and
DEX-COOL coolant.
Checking Coolant
How to Add Coolant to the
Coolant Surge Tank
The vehicle must be on a level
surface when checking the coolant
level.
It is normal to see coolant moving in
the upper coolant hose return line
when the engine is running. It is
also normal to see bubbles entering
the surge tank through the
small hose.
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.
Be sure the cooling system is cool
before this is done.
If no coolant is visible in the coolant
surge tank, add coolant as follows:
{ Caution
This vehicle has a specific
coolant fill procedure. Failure to
follow this procedure could cause
the engine to overheat and be
severely damaged.
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 is not at the bottom
of the fill neck, add a 50/50 mixture
of clean, drinkable water and
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DEX-COOL coolant at the coolant
surge tank, but be sure the cooling
system, including the coolant surge
tank pressure cap, is cool before
you do it.
{ Warning
Steam and scalding liquids from a
hot cooling system can blow out
and burn you badly. Never turn
the cap when the cooling system,
including the surge tank pressure
cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling
system and surge tank pressure
cap to cool.
{ Warning
Adding only plain water or some
other liquid to the cooling system
can be dangerous. Plain water
and other liquids, can boil before
the proper coolant mixture will.
The coolant warning system is set
(Continued)
Warning (Continued)
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.
{ 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.
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1. Remove the coolant surge tank
pressure cap from the top
chamber when the cooling
system, including the coolant
surge tank pressure cap and
upper radiator hose, is no
longer hot.
Turn the pressure cap slowly
anticlockwise. 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. Open the
surge tank service port cap to
the lower chamber
3. Fill the surge tank top chamber
with the proper DEX-COOL
coolant mixture to the bottom of
the fill neck. The top chamber
needs to be completely full. Fill
the surge tank bottom chamber
through the service port to
approximately half.
4. With the coolant surge tank
pressure cap off and the surge
tank service port cap open, 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 top
chamber may be lower. If the
level is lower, add more of the
proper DEX-COOL coolant
mixture to the surge tank top
chamber until the level reaches
the bottom of the fill neck.
5. Replace the surge tank pressure
cap tightly and close the surge
tank service port cap.
{ 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.
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Check the level in the surge tank
top and bottom chambers when the
cooling system has cooled down.
If the coolant is not at the proper
levels, repeat Steps 1–3 and
reinstall the pressure cap and close
the service port. If the coolant still is
not at the proper levels when the
system cools down again, see your
dealer.
Engine Overheating
The vehicle has a gauge and an
indicator to warn of the engine
overheating. See Engine Coolant
Temperature Gauge on page 5-11
and Engine Coolant Temperature
Warning Light on page 5-20.
If the decision is made not to lift the
bonnet when this warning appears,
get service help right away.
If the decision is made to lift the
bonnet, make sure the vehicle is
parked on a level surface.
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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.
Warning (Continued)
Wait until there is no sign of
steam or coolant before you open
the bonnet.
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.
{ 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 bonnet. 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.
(Continued)
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) for an automatic
transmission or Neutral for a
manual gearbox, and let the
engine idle.
If the temperature overheat gauge is
no longer in the overheat zone or an
overheat warning no longer
displays, the vehicle can be driven.
Continue to drive the vehicle slowly
for about 10 minutes. Keep a safe
vehicle distance from the vehicle in
front. If the warning does not come
back on, continue to drive normally
and have the cooling system
checked for proper fill and function.
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If the warning continues, pull over,
stop, and park the vehicle
right away.
Adding Washer Fluid
What to Use
When windscreen 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 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.
Washer Fluid
10-17
Open the cap with the washer
symbol on it. Add washer fluid until
the tank is full. See Engine
Compartment Overview on
page 10-5 for reservoir location.
{ Caution
.
.
Do not use engine coolant
(antifreeze) in the windscreen
washer. It can damage the
windscreen 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
This vehicle has disc brakes. Disc
brake pads have built-in wear
indicators that make a high-pitched
warning sound when the brake pads
are worn and new pads are needed.
The sound can come and go or be
heard all the time 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 tyres are rotated,
inspect brake pads for wear and
evenly tighten wheel nuts in the
proper sequence to torque
specifications. See Capacities and
Specifications on page 12-2.
Brake linings should always be
replaced as complete axle sets.
Brake Pedal Travel
See your dealer if the brake pedal
does not return to normal height,
or if there is a rapid increase in
pedal travel. This could be a sign
that brake service might be
required.
new, approved replacement parts.
If this is not done, the brakes might
not work properly. For example,
installing disc brake pads that are
wrong for the vehicle, can change
the balance between the front and
rear brakes - for the worse. The
braking performance expected can
change in many other ways if the
wrong replacement brake parts are
installed.
Brake Fluid
Brake Adjustment
Every time the brakes are applied,
with or without the vehicle moving,
the brakes adjust for wear.
Replacing Brake System Parts
The braking system on a vehicle is
complex. Its many parts have to be
of top quality and work well together
if the vehicle is to have really good
braking. The vehicle was designed
and tested with top-quality brake
parts. When parts of the braking
system are replaced, be sure to get
The brake/clutch master cylinder
reservoir is filled with DOT 3 brake
fluid as indicated on the reservoir
cap. See Engine Compartment
Overview on page 10-5 for the
location of the reservoir.
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There are only two reasons why the
brake fluid level in the reservoir
might go down:
.
.
The brake fluid level goes down
because of normal brake lining
wear. When new linings are
installed, the fluid level goes
back up.
A fluid leak in the brake/clutch
hydraulic system can also cause
a low fluid level. Have the brake/
clutch hydraulic system fixed,
since a leak means that sooner
or later the brakes will not
work well.
Do not top up the brake/clutch 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/clutch 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/clutch
hydraulic system.
Checking Brake Fluid
The brake/clutch fluid can be
checked without taking off the cap
by looking at the brake/clutch fluid
reservoir.
The fluid level should be above
MIN. If it is not, have the brake/
clutch hydraulic system checked to
see if there is a leak.
After work is done on the brake/
clutch hydraulic system, make sure
the level is above MIN but not over
the MAX mark.
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When the brake/clutch fluid falls to a
low level, the brake warning light
comes on. See Brake System
Warning Light on page 5-16.
What to Add
Use only new GM approved DOT 3
brake fluid from a sealed container.
See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants on page 11-5.
Always clean the brake/clutch fluid
reservoir cap and the area around
the cap before removing it. This
helps keep dirt from entering the
reservoir.
{ Warning
With the wrong kind of fluid in the
brake/clutch hydraulic system, the
brakes might not work well. This
could cause a crash. Always use
the proper brake/clutch fluid.
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.
.
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Using the wrong fluid can
badly damage brake/clutch
hydraulic system parts. For
example, just a few drops of
mineral-based oil, such as
engine oil, in the brake
hydraulic system can damage
brake hydraulic system parts
so badly that they will have to
be replaced. Do not let
someone put in the wrong
kind of fluid.
If brake fluid is spilled on the
vehicle's painted surfaces,
the paint finish can be
damaged. Be careful not to
spill brake fluid on the
vehicle. If you do, wash it off
immediately.
Battery
The battery is in the boot, behind
the trim panel, on the driver side
of the vehicle. Refer to the
replacement number shown on the
original battery label when a new
battery is needed.
{ Warning
Do not use a match or flame near
a vehicle's battery. If you need
more light, use a torch.
Do not smoke near a vehicle's
battery.
When working around a vehicle's
battery, shield your eyes with
protective glasses.
Keep children away from vehicle
batteries.
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{ Warning
Batteries have acid that can burn
you and gas that can explode.
You can be hurt badly if you are
not careful.
2. Leave the ignition on for at least
three minutes so that the
electronic throttle control will
cycle and relearn its home
position.
3. Turn the ignition off.
Follow instructions carefully when
working around a battery.
4. Start and run the engine for at
least 30 seconds.
Battery posts, terminals and
related accessories contain lead
and lead compounds which can
cause cancer and reproductive
harm. Wash hands after handling.
Vehicle Storage
After a power loss, such as
disconnecting the battery or
removing the maxi fuses in the
power distribution fuse block, the
following steps must be performed
to calibrate the electronic throttle
control. If this is not done, the
engine will not run properly.
1. Turn the ignition on but do not
start the engine.
Infrequent Usage: Remove the
black, negative (-) cable from the
battery to keep the battery from
running down.
Extended Storage: Remove the
black, negative (-) cable from the
battery or use a battery trickle
charger.
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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
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.
What to Use
Refer to Scheduled Maintenance on
page 11-1 to determine what kind of
lubricant to use. See Recommended
Fluids and Lubricants on page 11-5.
Starter Switch Check
{ Warning
When you are doing this
inspection, the vehicle could
move suddenly. If the vehicle
moves, you or others could be
injured.
1. Before starting this check, be
sure there is enough room
around the vehicle.
2. Apply both the parking brake
and the regular brake.
Do not use the accelerator
pedal, and be ready to turn off
the engine immediately if it
starts.
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3. For automatic transmission
vehicles, try to start the engine
in each gear. The vehicle should
start only in P (Park) or
N (Neutral). If the vehicle starts
in any other position, contact
your dealer for service.
For manual gearbox vehicles,
put the shift lever in Neutral,
push the clutch pedal down
halfway and try to start the
engine. The vehicle should start
only when the clutch pedal is
pushed down all the way to the
floor. If the vehicle starts when
the clutch pedal is not pushed all
the way down, contact your
dealer for service.
Automatic Transmission
Shift Lock Control
Function Check
{ Warning
normal effort. If the shift lever
moves out of P (Park), contact
your dealer for service.
Park Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check
When you are doing this
inspection, the vehicle could
move suddenly. If the vehicle
moves, you or others could be
injured.
{ 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.
1. Before starting this check, be
sure there is enough room
around the vehicle. It should be
parked on a level surface.
2. Apply the parking brake. Be
ready to apply the regular brake
immediately if the vehicle begins
to move.
3. With the engine off, turn the
ignition on, but do not start the
engine. Without applying the
regular brake, try to move the
gear lever out of P (Park) with
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Park on a fairly steep hill, with the
vehicle facing downhill. Keeping
your foot on the regular brake, apply
the parking brake.
.
To check the parking brake's
holding ability: With the engine
running and the transmission in
N (Neutral), slowly remove foot
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pressure from the regular brake
pedal. Do this until the vehicle is
held by the parking brake only.
.
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To check the P (Park)
mechanism's holding ability:
With the engine running, shift to
P (Park). Then release the
parking brake followed by the
regular brake.
To replace the windscreen wiper
blade:
1. Pull the windscreen wiper
assembly away from the
windscreen.
Contact your dealer if service is
required.
Allowing the wiper blade arm to
touch the windscreen when no
wiper blade is installed could
damage the windscreen. Any
damage that occurs would not
be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Do not allow the wiper
blade arm to touch the
windscreen.
5. Reverse Steps 1–3 for wiper
blade replacement.
Wiper Blade Replacement
Windscreen Replacement
Windscreen wiper blades should be
inspected for wear and cracking.
See Scheduled Maintenance on
page 11-1.
Replacement blades come in
different types and are removed in
different ways. For proper type and
length, see Maintenance
Replacement Parts on page 11-7.
4. Remove the wiper blade.
2. Lift up on the latch in the middle
of the wiper blade where the
wiper arm attaches.
3. With the catch open, pull the
wiper blade down towards the
windscreen far enough to
release it from the J-hooked end
of the wiper arm.
The windscreen is part of the HUD
system. If the vehicle has to have
the windscreen replaced, get one
that is designed for HUD or the
HUD image may look out of focus.
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Headlamp Aiming
Bulb Replacement
Headlamp alignment has been
preset and should need no further
adjustment.
For the proper type of replacement
bulbs, see Replacement Bulbs on
page 10-27.
If the vehicle is damaged in a crash,
the headlamp alignment may be
affected. If adjustment to the
headlamps is necessary, see your
dealer.
For any bulb-changing procedure
not listed in this section, contact
your dealer.
Halogen Bulbs
{ Warning
Halogen bulbs have pressurised
gas inside and can burst if you
drop or scratch the bulb. You or
others could be injured. Be sure
to read and follow the instructions
on the bulb package.
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High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting
{ Warning
The high intensity discharge
lighting system operates at a very
high voltage. If you try to service
any of the system components,
you could be seriously injured.
Have your dealer or a qualified
technician service them.
After an HID headlamp bulb has
been replaced, the beam might be a
slightly different shade than it was
originally. This is normal.
LED Lighting
This vehicle has several LED lamps.
For replacement of any LED lighting
assembly, contact your dealer.
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Back-Up Lamps
4. Install the new bulb in the bulb
socket.
5. Install the bulb socket by turning
clockwise.
Number Plate Lamp
Bulb Assembly
1. Bulb Socket
1. Reversing Bulb Socket
2. Bulb
2. Reversing Lamp Assembly
3. Lamp Assembly
To replace one of these bulbs:
1. Reach under the rear fascia and
locate the reversing lamp
assembly.
2. Remove the bulb socket (1) by
turning anticlockwise and pulling
straight out of the lamp
assembly (2).
3. Pull the bulb out of the socket.
To replace one of these bulbs:
Lamp Assembly
1. Push the lamp assembly (3)
toward the centre of the vehicle.
2. Pull the lamp assembly down to
remove.
3. Turn the bulb socket (1)
anticlockwise to remove it from
the lamp assembly (3).
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4. Pull the bulb (2) straight out of
the bulb socket (1).
Electrical System
5. Push the replacement bulb
straight into the bulb socket and
turn the bulb socket clockwise to
install it into the lamp assembly.
Electrical System
Overload
6. Push the lamp assembly back
into position until the release tab
locks into place.
Replacement Bulbs
Exterior Lamp
Bulb
Number
Reverse Light
921
(W16W)
Number Plate Lamp
W5W LL
For replacement bulbs not listed
here, contact your dealer.
The vehicle has fuses and circuit
breakers to protect against an
electrical system overload.
When the current electrical load is
too heavy, the circuit breaker opens
and closes, protecting the circuit
until the current load returns to
normal or the problem is fixed. This
greatly reduces the chance of circuit
overload and fire caused by
electrical problems.
Fuses and circuit breakers protect
power devices in the vehicle.
Replace a bad fuse with a new one
of the identical size and rating.
If there is a problem on the road and
a fuse needs to be replaced, the
same amperage fuse can be
borrowed. Choose some feature of
the vehicle that is not needed to use
and replace it as soon as possible.
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Headlamp Wiring
An electrical overload may cause
the lamps to go on and off, or in
some cases to remain off. Have the
headlamp wiring checked right away
if the lamps go on and off or
remain off.
Windscreen Wipers
If the wiper motor overheats due to
heavy snow or ice, the windscreen
wipers will stop until the motor cools
and will then restart.
Although the circuit is protected
from electrical overload, overload
due to heavy snow or ice may
cause wiper linkage damage.
Always clear ice and heavy snow
from the windscreen before using
the windscreen wipers.
If the overload is caused by an
electrical problem and not snow or
ice, be sure to get it fixed.
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Fuses and Circuit
Breakers
Engine Compartment
Fuse Block
The wiring circuits in the vehicle are
protected from short circuits by a
combination of fuses and circuit
breakers. This greatly reduces the
chance of damage caused by
electrical problems.
The underbonnet fuse block is on
the passenger side of the engine
compartment.
To check a fuse, look at the
silver-coloured band inside the fuse.
If the band is broken or melted,
replace the fuse. Be sure to replace
a bad fuse with a new one of the
identical size and rating.
Fuses of the same amperage can
be temporarily borrowed from
another fuse location, if a fuse goes
out. Replace the fuse as soon as
possible.
To identify and check fuses, circuit
breakers, and relays, see Engine
Compartment Fuse Block on
page 10-28, Instrument Panel Fuse
Block on page 10-31, and Rear
Compartment Fuse Block on
page 10-34.
Lift the fuse block cover to access
the fuses.
The vehicle may not be equipped
with all of the fuses and relays
shown.
{ Caution
Spilling liquid on any electrical
component on the vehicle may
damage it. Always keep the
covers on any electrical
component.
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Number
10-29
Usage
1
Not Used
2
Not Used
3
Not Used
4
Body Control
Module 6
5
Not Used
6
Driver Power Seat
7
Not Used
*8
Headlamp Washer
Relay
9
Not Used
10
Not Used
11
Not Used
12
Not Used
13
Passenger
Power Seat
14
Body Control
Module 5
15
Passive Entry/
Passive Start
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Number
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Usage
16
Not Used
*17
Headlamp Washer
18
Not Used
19
Antilock Brake
System Pump
20
Antilock Brake
System Valve
Number
*29
30
Usage
AFS AHL/
Pedestrian
Protection
Passenger Window
Switch
41
Fuel Heater
*42
AIR Solenoid Relay
43
Washer
44
Rear Washer Relay
Body Control
Module 7
45
Front Washer Relay
46
Not Used
32
Sunroof
47
33
Front Wiper
Instrument Panel
Body Ignition
34
AOS Display/MIL
Ignition
48
35
Rear Electrical
Centre Ignition
Fuel System
Control Module
Ignition
49
Heated Steering
Wheel
*50
Steering
Column Lock
*51
Coolant Pump
*52
Coolant Pump
Relay
53
Air Conditioning
Compressor Clutch
AIR Pump
22
Not Used
23
Wiper Control Relay
24
Wiper Speed Relay
25
Engine Control
Module Relay
36
Spare PT Fuse
*26
AIR Pump Relay
37
Oxygen Sensor
27
Spare/Heated
Seat 2
38
Ignition Coils/
Injectors
Body Control
Module 1/Spare
Usage
31
*21
28
Number
39
Ignition Coils/
Injectors/Spare
40
Engine Control
Module
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Number
Usage
Number
Usage
*65
Right Main Intensity
Discharge
Headlamp
*54
AIR Solenoid
55
Transmission
Control Module/
Spare
66
Headlamp Dipped
Relay
Headlamp Main
Left/Right
67
Horn
68
Horn Relay
69
Cooling Fan
70
Aero Shutter
71
Transmission
Control Module
Ignition
*56
57
Headlamp main
Relay
58
Starter
59
Starter Relay
60
Run/Crank Relay
*61
Vacuum Pump
Relay
72
Air Conditioning
Control Relay
Engine Control
Module Ignition
*73
Adaptive Headlamp
Levelling
Brake
Vacuum Pump
74
Not Used
62
*63
*64
Left Main Intensity
Discharge
Headlamp
* Optional
10-31
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block
The instrument panel fuse block is
in the end of the driver side of the
instrument panel.
To access the fuses, remove the
end panel by gently prying with a
plastic tool near each clip, beginning
at the point shown.
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Vehicle Care
To install the end cover, insert the
tabs on the back of the cover into
the slots in the instrument panel at
the points shown. Align the clips
with the slots in the instrument
panel, and press the cover into
place.
The vehicle may not be equipped
with all of the fuses and relays
shown.
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MiniFuses
Usage
MiniFuses
Usage
2
Spare
18
Spare
3
Electric Steering
Column Lock
19
Spare
4
Data Link
Connector
5
Heater, Ventilation,
and Air Conditioning
Control
6
Tilt and Telescope
Steering Column
8
Spare
9
Spare
10
Shunt
11
Spare
20
Spare
21
Spare
22
Sensing Diagnostic
Module/Automatic
Occupant Sensing
23
Radio/DVD/Heater,
Ventilation, and Air
Conditioning
24
Display
25
Heated Steering
Wheel
26
Spare
12
Spare
27
Switches
13
Spare
28
Spare
14
Spare
29
Spare
15
Spare
30
Spare
16
Spare
17
Spare
J Case
Fuses
10-33
Usage
31
Spare
32
Spare
33
Front Heater,
Ventilation, and Air
Conditioning Blower
Circuit
Breakers
Usage
CB1
Retained Accessory
Power/Accessory
Power Outlet Power
CB7
Spare
Relays
Usage
K10
Retained Accessory
Power/Accessory
K605
Logistics
K644
Spare
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Vehicle Care
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block
The rear compartment fuse block is
behind a cover on the driver side of
the rear compartment.
The vehicle may not be equipped
with all of the fuses, relays, and
features shown.
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Number
Usage
1
Stop/Start
2
Left Window
3
Body Control
Module 8
Number
Usage
14
Electric Parking
Brake
15
Not Used
16
Boot Release
4
A/C Inverter
17
Run Relay
5
Passive Entry
Passive Start
Battery 1
18
Logistics Relay
19
Logistics Fuse
20
Rear Window
Demister Relay
6
Body Control
Module 4
7
Heated Mirrors
8
Amplifier
9
10
Rear Window
Demister
Not Used
11
Trailer Connector
12
OnStar (If
Equipped)
13
Right Window
Number
10-35
Usage
29
Not Used
30
Semi-Active
Damping System
31
Transfer Case
Control Module
32
Theft Module/
Universal Garage
Door Opener/Rain
Sensor
33
UPA
34
Radio/DVD
35
Not Used
36
Trailer
37
Fuel Pump/Fuel
System Control
Module
21
Mirror Window
Module
22
Not Used
23
Canister Vent
24
Body Control
Module 2
25
Rear Vision Camera
38
Not Used
26
Not Used
39
Not Used
27
SBZA/LDW/EOCM
40
Not Used
28
Trailer/Sunshade
41
Not Used
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Number
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Usage
42
Memory Seat
Module
43
Body Control
Module 3
44
Not Used
45
Battery Regulated
Voltage Control
46
Engine Control
Module Battery
47
Not Used
48
Not Used
49
Trailer Module
Wheels and Tyres
Warning (Continued)
Tyres
Every new GM vehicle has
high-quality tyres made by a
leading tyre manufacturer. See
the warranty manual for
information regarding the tyre
warranty and where to get
service. For additional
information refer to the tyre
manufacturer.
and a serious crash. See
Vehicle Load Limits on
page 9-10.
.
Underinflated tyres pose
the same danger as
overloaded tyres. The
resulting crash could
cause serious injury.
Check all tyres frequently
to maintain the
recommended pressure.
Tyre pressure should be
checked when the tyres
are cold.
.
Overinflated tyres are
more likely to be cut,
punctured, or broken by a
sudden impact - such as
when hitting a pothole.
Keep tyres at the
recommended pressure.
{ Warning
.
.
Poorly maintained and
improperly used tyres are
dangerous.
Overloading the tyres can
cause overheating as a
result of too much flexing.
There could be a blowout
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Warning (Continued)
.
.
.
.
Worn or old tyres can
cause a crash. If the tread
is badly worn,
replace them.
Replace any tyres that
have been damaged by
impacts with potholes,
curbs, etc.
Improperly repaired tyres
can cause a crash. Only
the dealer or an
authorised tyre service
centre should repair,
replace, dismount, and
mount the tyres.
Do not spin the tyres in
excess of 56 km/h
(35 mph) on slippery
surfaces such as snow,
mud, ice, etc. Excessive
spinning may cause the
tyres to explode.
See Tyre Pressure for
High-Speed Operation on
page 10-40 for inflation pressure
adjustment for high-speed
driving.
All-Season Tyres
This vehicle may come with
all-season tyres. These tyres are
designed to provide good overall
performance on most road surfaces
and weather conditions. Original
equipment tyres designed to GM's
specific tyre performance criteria
have a TPC specification code
moulded onto the sidewall. Original
equipment all-season tyres can be
identified by the last two characters
of this TPC code, which will
be “MS.”
Consider installing winter tyres on
the vehicle if frequent driving on
snow or ice-covered roads is
expected. All-season tyres provide
adequate performance for most
winter driving conditions, but they
may not offer the same level of
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traction or performance as winter
tyres on snow or ice-covered roads.
See Winter Tyres on page 10-37.
Winter Tyres
This vehicle was not originally
equipped with winter tyres. Winter
tyres are designed for increased
traction on snow and ice-covered
roads. Consider installing winter
tyres on the vehicle if frequent
driving on ice or snow covered
roads is expected. See your dealer
for details regarding winter tyre
availability and proper tyre
selection. Also, see Buying New
Tyres on page 10-48.
With winter tyres, there may be
decreased dry road traction,
increased road noise and shorter
tread life. After changing to winter
tyres, be alert for changes in the
vehicle handling and braking.
If using winter tyres:
.
Use tyres of the same brand and
tread type on all four wheel
positions.
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Use only radial ply tyres of the
same size, load range and
speed rating as the original
equipment tyres.
Winter tyres with the same speed
rating as the original equipment
tyres may not be available for H, V,
W, Y and ZR speed rated tyres.
If winter tyres with a lower speed
rating are chosen, never exceed the
tyre's maximum speed capability.
Run-Flat Tyres
This vehicle, when new, may have
had run-flat tyres. There is no spare
tyre, no tyre changing equipment
and no place to store a tyre in the
vehicle.
The vehicle also has a Tyre
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
that indicates a loss of tyre pressure
in any of the tyres.
{ Warning
If the low tyre warning light
displays on the instrument cluster,
the handling capabilities will be
reduced during severe
manoeuvres. Driving too fast
could cause loss of control and
you or others could be injured. Do
not drive over 90 km/h (55 mph)
when the low tyre warning light is
displayed. Drive cautiously and
check the tyre pressures as soon
as possible.
Run-flat tyres can be driven on with
no air pressure. There is no need to
stop on the side of the road to
change the tyre. Continue driving;
however, do not drive too far or too
fast. Driving on the tyre may not be
possible if there is permanent
damage. To prevent permanent
damage, keep speed below 80 km/h
(50 mph). With a light load the
vehicle can be driven up to 100 km
(60 mi); with a moderate load 80 km
(50 mi); and a heavy load 45 km
(25 mi). As soon as possible,
contact the nearest authorised GM
or run-flat servicing facility for
inspection and repair or
replacement.
When driving on a deflated run-flat
tyre, avoid potholes and other road
hazards that could damage the tyre
and/or wheel beyond repair. When a
tyre has been damaged, or driven
any distance while deflated, check
with an authorised run-flat tyre
service centre to determine whether
the tyre can be repaired or should
be replaced. To maintain the run-flat
feature, all replacement tyres must
be run-flat tyres.
To locate the nearest GM or run-flat
servicing facility, call Customer
Assistance.
The valve stems on run-flat tyres
have sensors that are part of the
TPMS. See Tyre Pressure Monitor
System on page 10-41. These
sensors contain batteries that are
designed to last for 10 years under
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normal driving conditions. See your
dealer for wheel or sensor
replacement.
{ Caution
Using liquid sealants can damage
the tyre valves and tyre pressure
monitor sensors in the run-flat
tyres. This damage is not covered
by the vehicle warranty. Do not
use liquid sealants in run-flat
tyres.
Summer Tyres
This vehicle may come with high
performance summer tyres. These
tyres have a special tread and
compound that are optimised for
maximum dry and wet road
performance. This special tread and
compound will decrease
performance in cold climates, and
on ice and snow. We recommend
installing winter tyres on the vehicle
if frequent driving in cold
temperatures or on snow or ice
covered roads is expected. See
Winter Tyres on page 10-37.
Tyre Pressure
Tyres need the correct amount
of air pressure to operate
effectively.
{ Caution
Neither tyre underinflation nor
overinflation is good.
Underinflated tyres, or tyres
that do not have enough air,
can result in:
.
Tyre overloading and
overheating which could
lead to a blowout.
.
Premature or
irregular wear.
.
Poor handling.
.
Reduced fuel economy.
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Caution (Continued)
Overinflated tyres, or tyres
that have too much air, can
result in:
.
Unusual wear.
.
Poor handling.
.
Rough ride.
.
Needless damage from
road hazards.
The Tyre and Loading
Information label on the vehicle
indicates the original equipment
tyres and the correct cold tyre
inflation pressures. The
recommended pressure is the
minimum air pressure needed to
support the vehicle's maximum
load carrying capacity.
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For additional information
regarding how much weight the
vehicle can carry, and an
example of the Tyre and
Loading Information label, see
Vehicle Load Limits on
page 9-10. 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 tyres once a month
or more.
How to Check
Use a good quality pocket-type
gauge to check the tyre
pressure. Proper tyre inflation
cannot be determined by looking
at the tyre. Check the tyre
inflation pressure when the tyres
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
tyre valve stem. Press the tyre
gauge firmly onto the valve to
get the pressure measurement.
If the cold tyre inflation pressure
matches the recommended
pressure on the Tyre 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 in high, press
on the metal stem in the centre
of the tyre valve to release air.
Re-check the tyre pressure with
the tyre gauge.
Return the valve caps on the
valve stems to keep out dirt and
moisture and prevent leaks.
Tyre Pressure for
High-Speed Operation
{ Warning
Driving at high speeds, 160 km/h
(100 mph) or higher, puts an
additional strain on tyres.
Sustained high-speed driving
causes excessive heat build-up
and can cause sudden tyre
failure. You could have a crash
and you or others could be killed.
Some high-speed rated tyres
require inflation pressure
adjustment for high-speed
operation. When speed limits and
road conditions are such that a
vehicle can be driven at high
speeds, make sure the tyres are
rated for high-speed operation, in
excellent condition, and set to the
correct cold tyre inflation pressure
for the vehicle load.
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Vehicles with P225/45R17 and
225/40R18 92V size tyres require
inflation pressure adjustment when
driving the vehicle at speeds of
160 km/h (100 mph) or higher. Set
the cold inflation pressure to
280 kPa (41 psi).
Vehicles with 225/40RF18 88W and
255/35RF18 90W size tyres require
inflation pressure adjustment when
driving the vehicle at speeds of
160 km/h (100 mph) or higher. Set
the cold inflation pressure to
300 kPa (44 psi).
Return the tyres to the
recommended cold tyre inflation
pressure when high-speed driving
has ended. See Vehicle Load Limits
on page 9-10 and Tyre Pressure on
page 10-39.
Tyre Pressure Monitor
System
{ Caution
Modifications made to the Tyre
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
by anyone other than an
authorised service facility may
void authorisation to use the
system.
The Tyre Pressure Monitor System
(TPMS) uses radio and sensor
technology to check tyre pressure
levels. The TPMS sensors monitor
the air pressure in your vehicle's
tyres and transmit tyre pressure
readings to a receiver located in the
vehicle.
Each tyre, including the spare (if
provided), should be checked
monthly when cold and inflated to
the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the
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vehicle placard or tyre inflation
pressure label. (If your vehicle has
tyres of a different size than the size
indicated on the vehicle placard or
tyre inflation pressure label, you
should determine the proper tyre
inflation pressure for those tyres.)
As an added safety feature, your
vehicle has been equipped with a
tyre pressure monitoring system
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tyre
pressure telltale when one or more
of your tyres is significantly
under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tyre
pressure telltale illuminates, you
should stop and check your tyres as
soon as possible, and inflate them
to the proper pressure. Driving on a
significantly under-inflated tyre
causes the tyre to overheat and can
lead to tyre failure. Under-inflation
also reduces fuel efficiency and tyre
tread life, and may affect the
vehicle's handling and stopping
ability.
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Please note that the TPMS is
not a substitute for proper tyre
maintenance, and it is the driver's
responsibility to maintain correct
tyre pressure, even if under-inflation
has not reached the level to trigger
illumination of the TPMS low tyre
pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been
equipped with a TPMS malfunction
indicator to indicate when the
system is not operating properly.
The TPMS malfunction indicator is
combined with the low tyre 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 tyre
pressure as intended. TPMS
malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation
of replacement or alternate tyres or
wheels on the vehicle that prevent
the TPMS from functioning properly.
Always check the TPMS malfunction
telltale after replacing one or more
tyres or wheels on your vehicle to
ensure that the replacement or
alternate tyres and wheels allow the
TPMS to continue to function
properly.
See Tyre Pressure Monitor
Operation on page 10-42 for
additional information.
See Declaration of Conformity on
page 13-1.
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Operation
This vehicle may have a Tyre
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).
The TPMS is designed to warn the
driver when a low tyre pressure
condition exists. TPMS sensors are
mounted onto each tyre and wheel
assembly, excluding the spare tyre
and wheel assembly. The TPMS
sensors monitor the air pressure in
the tyres and transmit the tyre
pressure readings to a receiver
located in the vehicle.
When a low tyre pressure condition
is detected, the TPMS illuminates
the low tyre pressure warning light
located on the instrument cluster.
If the warning light comes on, stop
as soon as possible and inflate the
tyres to the recommended pressure
shown on the Tyre and Loading
Information label. See Vehicle Load
Limits on page 9-10.
A message to check the pressure in
a specific tyre displays in the Driver
Information Centre (DIC). The low
tyre pressure warning light and the
DIC warning message come on at
each ignition cycle until the tyres
are inflated to the correct inflation
pressure. Using the DIC, tyre
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pressure levels can be viewed. For
additional information and details
about the DIC operation and
displays see Driver Information
Centre (DIC) on page 5-24.
The low tyre 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 Tyre and Loading Information
label, attached to your vehicle,
shows the size of the original
equipment tyres and the correct
inflation pressure for the tyres when
they are cold. See Vehicle Load
Limits on page 9-10, for an example
of the Tyre and Loading Information
label and its location. Also see Tyre
Pressure on page 10-39.
The TPMS can warn about a low
tyre pressure condition but it does
not replace normal tyre
maintenance. See Tyre Inspection
on page 10-45, Tyre Rotation on
page 10-46 and Tyres on
page 10-36.
{ Caution
Tyre sealant materials are not all
the same. A non-approved tyre
sealant could damage the TPMS
sensors. TPMS sensor damage
caused by using an incorrect tyre
sealant is not covered by the
vehicle warranty. Always use only
the GM approved tyre sealant
available through your dealer or
included in the vehicle.
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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 tyre 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 tyres has been
replaced with the spare tyre. The
spare tyre does not have a
TPMS sensor. The malfunction
light and DIC message should
go off after the road tyre is
replaced and the sensor
matching process is performed
successfully. See “TPMS Sensor
Matching Process” later in this
section.
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The TPMS sensor matching
process was not done or not
completed successfully after
rotating the tyres. 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 tyres or wheels do
not match the original equipment
tyres or wheels. Tyres and
wheels other than those
recommended could prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly.
See Buying New Tyres on
page 10-48.
.
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 tyre condition. See your dealer
for service if the TPMS malfunction
light and DIC message comes on
and stays on.
TPMS Sensor Matching
Process
Each TPMS sensor has a unique
identification code. The identification
code needs to be matched to a new
tyre/wheel position after rotating the
vehicle's tyres or replacing one or
more of the TPMS sensors. The
TPMS sensor matching process
should also be performed after
replacing a spare tyre with a road
tyre 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 tyre/wheel positions,
using a TPMS relearn tool, in the
following order: driver side front
tyre, passenger side front tyre,
passenger side rear tyre, and driver
side rear. See your dealer for
service or to purchase a
relearn tool.
You have two minutes to match the
first tyre/wheel position, and
five minutes overall to match all four
tyre/wheel positions. If it takes
longer, the matching process stops
and must be restarted.
The TPMS sensor matching process
is outlined below:
1. Apply the parking brake.
2. Place the vehicle power mode in
ON/RUN/START. See Ignition
Positions on page 9-15.
3. Make sure the Tyre 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 Centre (DIC) on
page 5-24.
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4. Use the five-way DIC control on
the right side of the steering
wheel to scroll to the Tyre
Pressure screen under the DIC
info page. See Driver
Information Centre (DIC) on
page 5-24.
5. Press and hold the SEL button
located in the centre of the
five-way DIC control.
The horn sounds twice to signal
the receiver is in relearn mode
and the TYRE LEARNING
ACTIVE message displays on
the DIC screen.
6. Start with the driver side
front tyre.
7. Place the relearn tool against
the tyre 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 tyre and
wheel position.
8. Proceed to the passenger side
front tyre, and repeat the
procedure in Step 7.
9. Proceed to the passenger side
rear tyre, and repeat the
procedure in Step 7.
10. Proceed to the driver side rear
tyre, and repeat the procedure
in Step 7. The horn sounds two
times to indicate the sensor
identification code has been
matched to the driver side rear
tyre, and the TPMS sensor
matching process is no longer
active. The TYRE LEARNING
ACTIVE message on the DIC
display screen goes off.
Tyre Inspection
We recommend that the tyres,
including the spare tyre, if the
vehicle has one, be inspected
for signs of wear or damage at
least once a month.
Replace the tyre if:
.
The indicators at three or
more places around the tyre
can be seen.
.
There is cord or fabric
showing through the tyre's
rubber.
.
The tread or sidewall is
cracked, cut, or snagged
deep enough to show cord or
fabric.
.
The tyre has a bump, bulge,
or split.
11. Press STOP to turn the
ignition off.
12. Set all four tyres to the
recommended air pressure
level as indicated on the Tyre
and Loading Information label.
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The tyre has a puncture, cut,
or other damage that cannot
be repaired well because of
the size or location of the
damage.
Tyre Rotation
If the vehicle has non-directional
tyres, they should be rotated at
the intervals specified in the
Maintenance Schedule. See
Scheduled Maintenance on
page 11-1.
Tyres are rotated to achieve a
uniform wear for all tyres. The
first rotation is the most
important.
Anytime unusual wear is
noticed, rotate the tyres as soon
as possible, check for proper
tyre inflation pressure, and
check for damaged tyres or
wheels. If the unusual wear
continues after the rotation,
check the wheel alignment. See
When It Is Time for New Tyres
on page 10-48 and Wheel
Replacement on page 10-51.
Directional tyres should not be
rotated. Each tyre and wheel
should be used only in the
position it is in. Directional tyres
will have an arrow on the tyre
indicating the proper direction of
rotation or will have “left” or
“right” moulded on the sidewall.
Use this rotation pattern if the
vehicle has different size tyres
on the front and rear and they
are non-directional.
Different tyre sizes should not
be rotated front to rear.
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Adjust the front and rear tyres to
the recommended inflation
pressure on the Tyre and
Loading Information label after
the tyres have been rotated. See
Tyre Pressure on page 10-39
and Vehicle Load Limits on
page 9-10.
Use this rotation pattern when
rotating tyres of the same size
installed on all four wheel
positions.
If the vehicle has a compact
spare tyre, do not include it in
the tyre rotation.
Reset the Tyre Pressure Monitor
System. See Tyre Pressure
Monitor Operation on
page 10-42.
Check that all wheel nuts are
properly tightened. See “Wheel
Nut Torque” under Capacities
and Specifications on
page 12-2.
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{ Warning
Rust or dirt on a wheel, or on the
parts to which it is fastened, can
make wheel nuts become loose
after time. The wheel could come
off and cause an accident. When
changing a wheel, remove any
rust or dirt from places where the
wheel attaches to the vehicle. In
an emergency, a cloth or a paper
towel can be used; however, use
a scraper or wire brush later to
remove all rust or dirt.
Lightly coat the centre of the
wheel hub with wheel bearing
grease after a wheel change or
tyre rotation to prevent corrosion
or rust build-up. Do not get
grease on the flat wheel
mounting surface or on the
wheel nuts or bolts.
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When It Is Time for New
Tyres
Factors such as maintenance,
temperatures, driving speeds,
vehicle loading, and road conditions
affect the wear rate of the tyres.
Tread wear indicators are one way
to tell when it is time for new tyres.
Tread wear indicators appear when
the tyres have only 1.6 mm (1/16 in)
or less of tread remaining. See Tyre
Inspection on page 10-45 and Tyre
Rotation on page 10-46.
The rubber in tyres ages over time.
This also applies to the spare tyre,
if the vehicle has one, even if it is
never used. Multiple factors
including temperatures, loading
conditions, and inflation pressure
maintenance affect how fast ageing
takes place. GM recommends that
tyres, including the spare if
equipped, be replaced after six
years, regardless of tread wear. The
tyre manufacturer date is the last
four digits of the DOT Tyre
Identification Number (TIN) which is
moulded into one side of the tyre
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
Tyres 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 ageing. This area should be
free of grease, petrol, or other
substances that can deteriorate
rubber.
Parking for an extended period can
cause flat spots on the tyres that
may result in vibrations while
driving. When storing a vehicle for
at least a month, remove the tyres
or raise the vehicle to reduce the
weight from the tyres.
Buying New Tyres
GM has developed and matched
specific tyres for the vehicle.
The original equipment tyres
installed were designed to meet
General Motors Tyre
Performance Criteria
Specification (TPC Spec)
system rating. When
replacement tyres are needed,
GM strongly recommends
buying tyres with the same TPC
Spec rating.
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GM's exclusive TPC Spec
system considers over a dozen
critical specifications that impact
the overall performance of the
vehicle, including brake system
performance, ride and handling,
traction control, and tyre
pressure monitoring
performance. GM's TPC Spec
number is moulded onto the
tyre's sidewall near the tyre size.
If the tyres have an all-season
tread design, the TPC Spec
number will be followed by MS
for mud and snow.
GM recommends replacing worn
tyres in complete sets of four.
Uniform tread depth on all tyres
will help to maintain the
performance of the vehicle.
Braking and handling
performance may be adversely
affected if all the tyres are not
replaced at the same time.
If proper rotation and
maintenance have been done,
all four tyres should wear out at
about the same time. See Tyre
Rotation on page 10-46 for
information on proper tyre
rotation. However, if it is
necessary to replace only one
axle set of worn tyres, place the
new tyres on the rear axle.
{ Warning
Tyres could explode during
improper service. Attempting
to mount or dismount a tyre
could cause injury or death.
Only your dealer or authorised
tyre service centre should
mount or dismount the tyres.
Winter tyres with the same
speed rating as the original
equipment tyres may not be
available for H, V, W, Y and ZR
speed rated tyres. Never exceed
the winter tyre's maximum
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speed capability when using
winter tyres with a lower speed
rating.
{ Warning
Never drive faster than the speed
the tyres are rated, regardless of
the legal speed limit. When
frequently driving the vehicle at
high speeds and/or for prolonged
periods of time, check with your
vehicle/tyre dealer for the proper
type of tyres to use for the
specific driving and weather
conditions.
{ Warning
Mixing tyres of different sizes
(other than those originally
installed on the vehicle), brands,
or types may cause loss of
control of the vehicle, resulting in
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a crash or other vehicle damage.
Use the correct size, brand, and
type of tyre on all four wheels.
{ Warning
Using bias-ply tyres on the
vehicle may cause the wheel
rim flanges to develop cracks
after many miles of driving.
A tyre and/or wheel could fail
suddenly and cause a crash.
Use only radial-ply tyres with
the wheels on the vehicle.
If the vehicle tyres must be
replaced with a tyre 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 tyres.
Vehicles that have a tyre
pressure monitoring system
could give an inaccurate
low-pressure warning if non-TPC
Spec rated tyres are installed.
See Tyre Pressure Monitor
Operation on page 10-42.
brakes, rollover airbags, traction
control, electronic stability control,
or All-Wheel Drive, the performance
of these systems can also be
affected.
The Tyre and Loading
Information label indicates the
original equipment tyres on the
vehicle. See Vehicle Load Limits
on page 9-10 for the label
location and more information
about the Tyre and Loading
Information label.
If different sized wheels are used,
there may not be an acceptable
level of performance and safety if
tyres not recommended for those
wheels are selected. This
increases the chance of a crash
and serious injury. Only use GM
specific wheel and tyre systems
developed for the vehicle, and
have them properly installed by a
GM certified technician.
Different Size Tyres and
Wheels
If wheels or tyres are installed that
are a different size than the original
equipment wheels and tyres, 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
{ Warning
See Buying New Tyres on
page 10-48 and Accessories and
Modifications on page 10-2.
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Wheel Alignment and
Tyre Balance
The tyres and wheels were aligned
and balanced at the factory to
provide the longest tyre life and best
overall performance. Adjustments to
wheel alignment and tyre balancing
are not necessary on a regular
basis. Consider an alignment check
if there is unusual tyre 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 tyres and wheels may
need to be rebalanced. See your
dealer for proper diagnosis.
Wheel Replacement
Replace any wheel that is bent,
cracked, or badly rusted or
corroded. If wheel nuts keep coming
loose, the wheel, wheel bolts, and
wheel nuts should be replaced.
If the wheel leaks air, replace it.
Some aluminium wheels can be
repaired. See your dealer if any of
these conditions exist.
Your dealer will know the kind of
wheel that is needed.
Each new wheel should have the
same load-carrying capacity,
diameter, width, and offset, and
should be mounted the same way
as the one it replaces.
Replace wheels, wheel bolts, wheel
nuts, or Tyre 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. Tyres can lose air,
and cause loss of control, causing
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Warning (Continued)
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, headlight
aim, bumper height, vehicle
ground clearance and tyre
clearance to the body and
chassis.
{ Warning
Never use oil or grease on studs
or the threads of the wheel nuts.
The wheel nuts might come loose
and the wheel could fall off,
causing a crash.
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{ Warning
Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly
tightened wheel nuts can cause
the wheel to become loose and
even come off. This could lead to
a crash. Be sure to use the
correct wheel nuts. If you have to
replace them, be sure to get new
GM original equipment
wheel nuts.
{ Caution
Improperly tightened wheel nuts
can lead to brake pulsation and
disc damage. To avoid expensive
brake repairs, evenly tighten the
wheel nuts in the proper
sequence and to the proper
torque specification.
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.
Tyre Chains
Tyre chains are only permitted on
the rear tyres of P225/45R17 size
tyres.
Tyre chains are not permitted on
225/40R18 or 255/35RF18 size
tyres.
Always use fine mesh chains that
add no more than 10 mm to the tyre
tread and the inboard sides,
including the chain lock.
Drive slowly and follow the cable
manufacturer's instructions. If the
cables contact the vehicle, stop and
retighten them. If the contact
continues, slow down until it stops.
{ Caution
Do not install traction devices on
the front tyres.
{ Caution
To help avoid damage to the
vehicle, drive slowly, do not spin
the wheels, and readjust or
remove the device if it contacts
the vehicle.
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If a Tyre Goes Flat
It is unusual for a tyre to blow out
while driving, especially if the tyres
are maintained properly. If air goes
out of a tyre, it is much more likely
to leak out slowly. See Tyres on
page 10-36 for additional
information. But if there ever is a
blowout, here are a few tips about
what to expect and what to do:
If a front tyre fails, the flat tyre
creates a drag that pulls the vehicle
toward that side. Take your foot off
the accelerator pedal and grip the
steering wheel firmly. Steer to
maintain lane position, and then
gently brake to a stop, well off the
road, if possible.
A rear blowout, particularly on a
curve, acts much like a skid and
may require the same correction as
used in a skid. Stop pressing the
accelerator pedal and steer to
straighten the vehicle. It may be
very bumpy and noisy. Gently brake
to a stop, well off the road,
if possible.
The vehicle has no spare tyre, no
tyre changing equipment and no
place to store a tyre.
If the vehicle has run-flat tyres,
there is no need to stop on the side
of the road to change a flat tyre.
See Run-Flat Tyres on page 10-38.
{ Warning
Special tools and procedures are
required to service a run-flat tyre.
If these special tools and
procedures are not used, injury or
vehicle damage may occur.
Always be sure the proper tools
and procedures, as described in
the service manual, are used.
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Jump Starting
For more information about the
vehicle battery, see Battery on
page 10-20.
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
Batteries can hurt you. They can
be dangerous because:
.
They contain acid that can
burn you.
.
They contain gas that can
explode or ignite.
.
They contain enough
electricity to burn you.
If you do not follow these steps
exactly, some or all of these
things can hurt you.
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{ Caution
Ignoring these steps could result
in costly damage to the vehicle
that would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Trying to start
the vehicle by pushing or pulling it
will not work, and it could damage
the vehicle.
4. Discharged Battery Negative
Grounding Point
2. Position the two vehicles so that
they are not touching.
The jump start positive post (1) and
negative post (2) are on the battery
of the vehicle providing the jump
start.
3. Set the parking brake firmly and
put the shift lever in P (Park)
with an automatic transmission,
or Neutral with a manual
gearbox. See Shifting Into Park
on page 9-19 with an automatic
transmission.
The jump start positive post (3) and
the negative grounding point (4) for
the discharged battery are on the
passenger side of the vehicle.
The positive jump start connection
for the discharged battery is under a
red cover. Remove the cover to
expose the terminal.
1. Check the other vehicle. It must
have a 12-volt battery with a
negative ground system.
{ Caution
1. Good Battery Positive Post
2. Good Battery Negative Post
3. Discharged Battery Positive Post
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.
{ 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.
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{ 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
underbonnet electric fan.
{ Warning
Using a match near a battery can
cause battery gas to explode.
People have been hurt doing this,
and some have been blinded.
Use a torch if you need more
light.
Be sure the battery has enough
water. You do not need to add
water to the battery installed in
your new vehicle. But if a battery
has filler caps, be sure the right
amount of fluid is there. If it is low,
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Warning (Continued)
add water to take care of that
first. If you do not, explosive gas
could be present.
Battery fluid contains acid that
can burn you. Do not get it on
you. If you accidentally get it in
your eyes or on your skin, flush
the place with water and get
medical help immediately.
{ 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
positive (+) terminal on the
discharged battery.
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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
negative (–) grounding point for
the discharged battery.
9. Start the engine in the vehicle
with the good battery and run
the engine at idle speed for at
least four minutes.
10. Try to start the vehicle that had
the dead battery. If it will not
start after a few tries, it
probably needs service.
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{ Caution
If the jump leads are connected
or removed in the wrong order,
electrical shorting may occur and
damage the vehicle. The repairs
would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty. Always connect
and remove the jump leads in the
correct order, making sure that
the cables do not touch each
other or other metal.
Jump Lead Removal
Reverse the sequence exactly when
removing the jump leads.
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 the chassis
components — including the front
and rear subframes, suspension
control arms, and links — during
towing and recovery of a disabled
vehicle, or when securing the
vehicle. Use the proper nylon
strap harnesses around the tyres
to secure the vehicle.
Have the vehicle towed on a flatbed
car carrier. A wheel lift tow truck
could damage the vehicle.
Consult your dealer or a
professional towing service if the
disabled vehicle must be towed.
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.
{ 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.
Install the tow eye into the socket by
turning it clockwise until it stops.
When the tow eye is removed,
reinstall the cover with the notch in
the original position.
To tow the vehicle behind another
vehicle for recreational purposes,
such as behind a motor home, see
“Recreational Vehicle Towing” in this
section.
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Recreational Vehicle
Towing
Recreational vehicle towing means
towing the vehicle behind another
vehicle - such as behind a
motorhome. The two most common
types of recreational vehicle towing
are known as dinghy towing and
dolly towing. Dinghy towing is
towing the vehicle with all four
wheels on the ground. Dolly towing
is towing the vehicle with two
wheels on the ground and two
wheels up on a device known as a
dolly.
Here are some important things to
consider before recreational vehicle
towing:
.
What is the towing capacity of
the towing vehicle? Be sure to
read the tow vehicle
manufacturer's
recommendations.
.
What is the distance that will be
travelled? Some vehicles have
restrictions on how far and how
long they can 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.
Dinghy Towing
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{ Caution
Dolly Towing
(Rear-Wheel-Drive Vehicles)
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 a rear-wheel-drive vehicle
must be towed, a dolly or a trailer
should be used. If an all-wheel-drive
vehicle must be towed, a trailer
should be used. See “Dolly Towing”
following for more information.
4. Put the vehicle in P (Park).
5. Securely attach the vehicle
being towed to the dolly.
6. Clamp the steering wheel in a
straight-ahead position with a
clamping device designed for
towing.
7. Turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF.
Dolly Towing (All-Wheel-Drive
Vehicles)
Use the following procedure to dolly
tow a rear-wheel-drive vehicle from
the rear:
1. Attach the dolly to the tow
vehicle following the dolly
manufacturer's instructions.
2. Put the rear wheels on the dolly.
3. Firmly apply the parking brake.
See Parking Brake (Manual) on
page 9-28 or Parking Brake
(Electric) on page 9-29.
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Appearance Care
Exterior Care
Locks
Locks are lubricated at the factory.
Use a de-icing agent only when
absolutely necessary, and have the
locks greased after using. See
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants on page 11-5.
{ Caution
Towing an all-wheel-drive vehicle
with all four wheels on the
ground, or even with only two of
its wheels on the ground, will
damage drivetrain components.
Do not tow an all-wheel-drive
vehicle with any of its wheels on
the ground.
All-wheel-drive vehicles can only be
towed with all four wheels on a
trailer.
Washing the Vehicle
To preserve the vehicle's finish,
wash it often and out of direct
sunlight.
{ Caution
Do not use petroleum-based,
acidic, or abrasive cleaning
agents as they can damage the
vehicle's paint, metal, or plastic
parts. If damage occurs, it would
not be covered by the vehicle
warranty. Approved cleaning
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Caution (Continued)
products can be obtained from
your dealer. Follow all
manufacturer directions regarding
correct product usage, necessary
safety precautions, and
appropriate disposal of any
vehicle care product.
{ Caution
Avoid using high-pressure
washers 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.
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The e symbol is on any
underbonnet compartment electrical
centre that should not be power
washed. This could cause damage
that would not be covered by the
vehicle warranty.
If using an automatic car wash,
follow the car wash instructions. The
windscreen wiper and rear window
wiper, if equipped, must be off.
Remove any accessories that may
be damaged or interfere with the car
wash equipment.
Rinse the vehicle well, before
washing and after, to remove all
cleaning agents completely. If they
are allowed to dry on the surface,
they could stain.
Dry the finish with a soft, clean
chamois or an all-cotton towel to
avoid surface scratches and water
spotting.
Finish Care
Application of aftermarket clearcoat
sealant/wax materials is not
recommended. If painted surfaces
are damaged, see your dealer to
have the damage assessed and
repaired. Foreign materials such as
calcium chloride and other salts, ice
melting agents, road oil and tar, tree
sap, bird droppings, chemicals from
industrial chimneys, etc., can
damage the vehicle's finish if they
remain on painted surfaces. Wash
the vehicle as soon as possible.
If necessary, use non-abrasive
cleaners that are marked safe for
painted surfaces to remove foreign
matter.
Occasional hand waxing or mild
polishing should be done to remove
residue from the paint finish. See
your dealer for approved cleaning
products.
Do not apply waxes or polishes to
uncoated plastic, vinyl, rubber,
decals, simulated wood, or flat paint
as damage can occur.
{ Caution
Machine compounding or
aggressive polishing on a base
coat/clear coat paint finish may
damage it. Use only non-abrasive
waxes and polishes that are
made for a base coat/clear coat
paint finish on the vehicle.
To keep the paint finish looking new,
keep the vehicle garaged or
covered whenever possible.
Protecting Exterior Bright Metal
Mouldings
{ Caution
Failure to clean and protect the
bright metal mouldings can result
in a hazy white finish or pitting.
This damage would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
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The bright metal mouldings on the
vehicle are aluminium. To prevent
damage always follow these
cleaning instructions:
.
Be sure the moulding is cool to
the touch before applying any
cleaning solution.
.
Use a cleaning solution
approved for aluminium. Some
cleaners are highly acidic or
contain alkaline substances and
can damage the mouldings.
.
Always dilute a concentrated
cleaner according to the
manufacturer's instructions.
.
Do not use chrome cleaners.
.
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 moulding finish.
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Cleaning Exterior Lamps/
Lenses, Emblems, Decals and
Stripes
.
Solvents, alcohols, fuels,
or other harsh cleaners.
.
Ice scrapers or other hard items.
Use only lukewarm or cold water, a
soft cloth and a car washing soap to
clean exterior lamps, lenses and
emblems. Follow instructions under
"Washing the Vehicle" previously in
this section.
.
Aftermarket appearance caps or
covers while the lamps are
illuminated, due to excessive
heat generated.
Lamp covers are made of plastic,
and some have a UV protective
coating.
Use only lukewarm water, a soft
cloth, and mild car washing soap to
clean exterior lamps and lenses. Do
not clean or wipe them while they
are dry.
Do not use any of the following on
lamp covers:
.
Abrasive or caustic agents.
.
Washer fluids and other cleaning
agents in higher concentrations
than suggested by the
manufacturer.
{ Caution
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.
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Air Intakes
Weatherstrips
Clear debris from the air intakes,
between the bonnet and windscreen
when washing the vehicle.
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 on page 11-5.
Windscreen and Wiper Blades
Clean the outside of the windscreen
with glass cleaner.
Clean rubber blades using a lint-free
cloth or paper towel soaked with
windscreen washer fluid or a mild
detergent. Wash the windscreen
thoroughly when cleaning the
blades. Insects, road grime, sap,
and a build-up 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.
Tyres
Use a stiff brush with tyre cleaner to
clean the tyres.
{ Caution
Using petroleum-based tyre
dressing products on the vehicle
may damage the paint finish and/
or tyres. When applying a tyre
dressing, always wipe off any
overspray from all painted
surfaces on the vehicle.
Wheels and Trim - Aluminium
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.
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{ Caution
To avoid surface damage, do not
use strong soaps, chemicals,
abrasive polishes, cleaners,
brushes, or cleaners that contain
acid on aluminium or
chrome-plated wheels. Use only
approved cleaners. Also, never
drive a vehicle with aluminium or
chrome-plated wheels through an
automatic car wash that uses
silicone carbide tyre cleaning
brushes. Damage could occur
and the repairs would not be
covered by the vehicle warranty.
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 the power
steering for proper hook-up, binding,
leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. Visually
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check constant velocity joints,
rubber boots, and axle seals for
leaks.
material to parts repaired or
replaced to restore corrosion
protection.
Body Component Lubrication
Original manufacturer replacement
parts will provide the corrosion
protection while maintaining the
vehicle warranty.
Lubricate all key lock cylinders,
bonnet hinges, tailgate hinges, and
the fuel door hinge unless the
components are plastic. Applying
silicone grease on weatherstrips
with a clean cloth will make them
last longer, seal better, and not stick
or squeak.
Underbody Maintenance
At least twice a year, Spring and
Autumn, use plain water to flush dirt
and debris from the vehicle's
underbody. Your dealer or an
underbody car washing system can
do this. If not removed, rust and
corrosion can develop.
Sheet Metal Damage
If the vehicle is damaged and
requires sheet metal repair or
replacement, make sure the body
repair shop applies anti-corrosion
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
discolourations, and small, irregular
dark spots etched into the paint
surface. See “Finish Care”
previously in this section.
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Interior Care
To prevent dirt particle abrasions,
regularly clean the vehicle's interior.
Immediately remove any soiling.
Note that newspapers or dark
garments that can transfer colour to
home furnishings can also
permanently transfer colour 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.
Your dealer may have products for
cleaning the interior. Use cleaners
specifically designed for the
surfaces being cleaned to prevent
permanent damage. Apply all
cleaners directly to the cleaning
cloth. Do not spray cleaners directly
on any switches or controls.
Cleaners should be removed
quickly. Never allow cleaners to
remain on the surface being
cleaned for extended periods
of time.
Cleaners may contain solvents that
can become concentrated in the
interior. Before using cleaners, read
and adhere to all safety instructions
on the label. While cleaning the
interior, maintain adequate
ventilation by opening the doors and
windows.
To prevent damage, do not clean
the interior using the following
cleaners or techniques:
.
Never use a razor or any other
sharp object to remove a soil
from any interior surface.
.
Never use a brush with stiff
bristles.
.
Never rub any surface
aggressively or with excessive
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
leave a residue that creates
streaks and attracts dirt. Do not
use solutions that contain strong
or caustic soap.
.
Do not heavily saturate the
upholstery when cleaning.
.
Do not use solvents or cleaners
containing solvents.
Interior Glass
To clean, use a terry cloth fabric
dampened with water. Wipe droplets
left behind with a clean dry cloth.
Commercial glass cleaners may be
used, if necessary, after cleaning
the interior glass with plain water.
{ Caution
To prevent scratching, never use
abrasive cleaners on automotive
glass. Abrasive cleaners or
aggressive cleaning may damage
the rear window defogger.
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Cleaning the windscreen 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 just
water and mild soap.
Fabric/Carpet/Suede
Start by vacuuming the surface
using a soft brush attachment. If a
rotating brush attachment is being
used during vacuuming, only use it
on the floor carpet. Before cleaning,
gently remove as much of the soil
as possible using one of the
following techniques:
.
Coated Mouldings
Coated mouldings 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.
.
Gently blot liquids with a paper
towel. Continue blotting until no
more soil can be removed.
For solid soil, remove as much
as possible prior to vacuuming.
To clean:
1. Saturate a clean lint-free
colourfast cloth with water.
Microfiber cloth is recommended
to prevent lint transfer to the
fabric or carpet.
2. Remove excess moisture by
gently wringing until water does
not drip from the cleaning cloth.
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3. Start on the outside edge of the
soil and gently rub toward the
centre. Fold the cleaning cloth to
a clean area frequently to
prevent forcing the soil in to the
fabric.
4. Continue gently rubbing the
soiled area until there is no
longer any colour 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 colourfastness
before using a commercial
upholstery cleaner or spot lifter.
If ring formation occurs, clean the
entire fabric or carpet.
Following the cleaning process, a
paper towel can be used to blot
excess moisture.
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Cleaning High Gloss Surfaces
and Vehicle Information and
Radio Displays
For vehicles with high gloss
surfaces or vehicle displays, use a
microfibre cloth to wipe surfaces.
Before wiping the surface with the
microfibre cloth, use a soft bristle
brush to remove dirt that could
scratch the surface. Then use the
microfibre cloth by gently rubbing to
clean. Never use window cleaners
or solvents. Periodically hand wash
the microfibre cloth separately,
using mild soap. Do not use bleach
or fabric softener. Rinse thoroughly
and air dry before next use.
{ Caution
Do not attach a device with a
suction cup to the display. This
may cause damage and would
not be covered by the 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, spot lifters, or spot
removers. Do not use cleaners
that contain silicone or wax-based
products. Cleaners containing
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these solvents can permanently
change the appearance and feel
of leather or soft trim and are not
recommended.
Do not use cleaners that increase
gloss, especially on the instrument
panel. Reflected glare can decrease
visibility through the windscreen
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.
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Cargo Cover and
Convenience Net
Floor Mats
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.
Care of Safety Belts
Keep belts clean and dry.
{ Warning
Do not bleach or dye safety belts.
It may severely weaken them. In
a crash, they might not be able to
provide adequate protection.
Clean safety belts only with mild
soap and lukewarm water.
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.
{ Warning
Wash with warm water and mild
detergent. Do not use chlorine
bleach. Rinse with cold water, and
then dry completely.
Use the following guidelines for
proper floor mat usage.
.
The original equipment floor
mats were designed for your
vehicle. If the floor mats need
replacing, it is recommended
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.
Use the floor mat with the
correct side up. Do not turn
it over.
.
Do not place anything on top of
the driver side floor mat.
.
Use only a single floor mat on
the driver side.
.
Do not place one floor mat on
top of another.
The driver side floor mat is held in
place by button-type retainers.
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Vehicle Care
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.
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Service and
Maintenance
General Information
General Information . . . . . . . . . . 11-1
Scheduled Maintenance
Scheduled Maintenance . . . . . 11-1
Recommended Fluids,
Lubricants, and Parts
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-5
Maintenance Replacement
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-7
General Information
It is essential that your vehicle
receives the maintenance outlined
on the following pages to retain the
safety, reliability and performance
originally built into your vehicle.
When your odometer reaches the
mileage indicated on the following
pages, or the corresponding time
interval has been reached, take
your vehicle, preferably to an
authorised dealer and/or repairer,
who will provide the proper parts
and service.
Once maintenance has been
performed, have the authorised
dealer and/or repairer fill out and
stamp the appropriate box in this
booklet to serve as your
maintenance record which may be
needed for warranty repairs. It will
also show future owners how well
your vehicle has been maintained.
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Scheduled
Maintenance
Engine Oil Change
When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL
SOON message displays, have the
engine oil and filter changed within
the next 1 000 km/600 mi. If driven
under the best conditions, the
engine oil life system might not
indicate the need for vehicle service
for more than a year. The engine oil
and filter must be changed at least
once a year and the oil life system
must be reset. Your trained dealer
technician can perform this work.
If the engine oil life system is reset
accidentally, service the vehicle
within 5 000 km/3,000 mi since the
last service. Reset the oil life
system when the oil is changed.
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Inspection Every 15 000 km or
1 Year
.
Change engine oil and filter.
Reset oil life system.
.
Engine coolant level check.
.
Engine cooling system
inspection. Visual inspection of
hoses, pipes, fittings, and
clamps and replacement,
if needed.
.
Windscreen washer fluid level
check.
.
Windscreen washer fluid level
check.
.
Windscreen wiper blade
inspection for wear, cracking,
or contamination and
windscreen and wiper blade
cleaning, if contaminated. Worn
or damaged wiper blade
replacement.
.
Tyre inflation pressures check.
.
Tyre wear inspection.
.
Fluids visual leak check. A leak
in any system must be repaired
and the fluid level checked.
.
Engine air cleaner filter
inspection.
.
Brake system inspection.
.
Steering and suspension
inspection. Visual inspection for
damaged, loose, or missing
parts or signs of wear.
.
.
Body hinges and latches, key
lock cylinders, folding seat
hardware, and rear
compartment, bonnet, and
console door hinges and latches
lubrication. More frequent
lubrication may be required
when the vehicle is exposed to a
corrosive environment. Applying
silicone grease on weatherstrips
with a clean cloth makes them
last longer, seal better, and not
stick or squeak.
Restraint system component
check.
.
Fuel system inspection for
damage or leaks.
.
Exhaust system and nearby heat
shields inspection for loose or
damaged components.
.
Accelerator pedal check for
damage, high effort, or binding.
.
Bonnet/Deck lid/Tailgate/Lift
glass Support Gas Strut Service:
Visually inspect gas strut,
if equipped, for signs of wear,
cracks, or other damage. Check
the hold open ability of the gas
strut. Contact your authorised
repairer if service is required.
.
Road Test. Check all systems for
correct function/performance.
.
To maintain air conditioning
efficiency, have an authorised
repairer check the system at
least once each year.
.
Automatic transmission shift lock
control function check.
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.
Parking brake and automatic
P (Park) mechanism check.
.
Underbody flushing service.
.
Tyre sealant and compressor kit
(if equipped with tyre sealant
and compressor kit), check
sealant expiration date.
mountainous terrain, when
frequently towing a trailer,
or used for taxi, police,
or delivery service. During any
maintenance, if a power washer
is used to clean mud and dirt
from the underbody, care should
be taken to not directly spray the
transfer case output seals. High
pressure water can overcome
the seals and contaminate the
transfer case fluid.
Contaminated fluid will decrease
the life of the transfer case and
should be replaced.
Additional Maintenance Every
30 000 km or 2 Years
In addition to the items listed under
“Inspection every 15 000 km or
1 year” the following items should
be carried out every 30 000 km or
2 years (whichever occurs first):
.
Passenger compartment air
filter — replace (if applicable).
.
Engine Air Filter Replacement.
.
All-wheel-drive vehicles only:
Transfer case fluid change
(severe service) for vehicles
mainly driven in heavy city traffic
in hot weather, in hilly or
.
Automatic transmission fluid
change (severe service) for
vehicles mainly driven in heavy
city traffic in hot weather, in hilly
or mountainous terrain, when
frequently towing a trailer,
or used for taxi, police,
or delivery service.
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Replace Every 2 Years
Replace brake fluid every 2 years.
Note: All vehicles with rear-wheel
drive — change driveline axle oil
every 30 000 km, if vehicle is used
for towing purposes.
Additional Maintenance Every
72 000 km
.
Manual gearbox fluid change
Additional Maintenance Every
84 000 km
.
Rear axle fluid — replace,
if equipped with limited slip
differential.
Additional Maintenance Every
96 000 km
.
Spark plugs — replace
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Additional Maintenance Every
150 000 km or if Necessary
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Automatic transmission fluid and
filter change
All-wheel drive only: Transfer
case fluid change (normal
service). Check vent hose at
transfer case for kinks and
proper installation. Check to be
sure vent hose is unobstructed,
clear, and free of debris. During
any maintenance, if a power
washer is used to clean mud
and dirt from the underbody,
care should be taken to not
directly spray the transfer case
output seals. High pressure
water can overcome the seals
and contaminate the transfer
case fluid. Contaminated fluid
will decrease the life of the
transfer case and should be
replaced.
Additional Maintenance Every
250 000 km or Every Five
Years, Whichever Occurs First
.
Engine cooling system drain,
flush and refill (or every five
years, whichever occurs first).
Conditions Requiring More
Frequent Maintenance (Severe
Service)
.
Extreme temperatures
.
Heavy city traffic
.
Hilly or mountainous terrain
.
Dusty, muddy or off-road
conditions
.
Commercial use or trailer towing
.
Most trips less than 6 km
Note: All vehicles with rear-wheel
drive — change driveline axle oil
every 30 000 km, if vehicle is used
for towing purposes.
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Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
Usage
Fluid/Lubricant
Engine Oil
Use only engine oil licensed to the Dexos2™ specification of the proper
SAE viscosity grade. ACDelco Dexos2 Synthetic Blend is recommended.
See Engine Oil on page 10-6.
Engine Coolant
50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL Coolant.
See Engine Coolant on page 10-12.
Hydraulic Brake System
DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 19299818).
Hydraulic Clutch System
DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 19299818).
Windscreen Washer
Automatic Transmission
Manual Gearbox
Transfer Case (All-Wheel Drive)
Rear Axle (Non-Limited Slip
Differential)
Automotive windscreen washer fluid that meets regional freeze protection
requirements.
DEXRON®-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.
See your dealer.
Transfer Case Fluid (GM Part No. 88861950).
Gear DEXRON MTF 75W-90 (GM Part No. 88863089).
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Usage
Rear Axle (Limited Slip Differential)
Rear Axle (All-Wheel Drive)
Fluid/Lubricant
DEXRON LS Gear 75W-90 (GM Part No. 88862624).
Gear DEXRON MTF 75W-90 (GM Part No. 88863089).
Chassis Lubrication
Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985) or lubricant meeting
requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.
Key Lock Cylinders
Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241).
Bonnet Latch Assembly, Secondary
Latch, Pivots, Spring Anchor and
Release Pawl
Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 89021668) or lubricant meeting
requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.
Bonnet and Door Hinges
Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241).
Weatherstrip Conditioning
Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. 3634770) or Dielectric Silicone
Grease (GM Part No. 12345579).
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Maintenance Replacement Parts
Replacement parts identified below by name, part number, or specification can be obtained from your dealer.
GM Part Number
ACDelco Part Number
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
Part
20857930
A3178C
Engine Oil Filter
12640445
PF64
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
13356916
CF185
Spark Plugs
12647827
41-125
Driver Side – 55 cm (21.7 in)
22905714
-
Passenger Side – 45 cm (17.7 in)
25882578
-
Wiper Blades
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Technical Data
Technical Data
Vehicle Identification
Vehicle Identification
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN)
Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1
Engine Identification . . . . . . . . . 12-1
Service Parts Identification
Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1
Vehicle Data
12-1
Engine Identification
The eighth character in the VIN is
the engine code. This code
identifies the vehicle's engine,
specifications, and replacement
parts. See “Engine Specifications”
under Capacities and Specifications
on page 12-2 for the vehicle's
engine code.
Service Parts
Identification Label
Capacities and
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2
Engine Drive Belt Routing . . . 12-4
This label, on the load floor under
the spare tyre cover in the boot, has
the following information:
This legal identifier is in the front
corner of the instrument panel, on
the left side of the vehicle. It can be
seen through the windscreen from
outside. The VIN also appears on
the Vehicle Certification and Service
Parts labels and certificates of title
and registration.
.
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 on page 11-5 for more information.
Application
Air Conditioning Refrigerant
Cooling System– Engine
Capacities
Metric
English
For the air conditioning system refrigerant type and
charge amount, see the refrigerant label under the
bonnet. See your dealer for more information.
7.6 L
8.0 qt
2.0L L4 Engine RWD
4.7 L
5.0 qt
2.0L L4 Engine AWD
5.7 L
6.0 qt
Fuel Tank
62.5 L
16.5 gal
Transfer Case - AWD
0.8 L
0.8 qt
6.0 L
6.4 qt
140 Y
100 lb ft
Engine Oil with Filter
Transmission Fluid (Pan Removal and Filter Replacement)
6-Speed Automatic
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
Horsepower
Torque
Spark Plug Gap
X
203 kW (272 hp)@
5500 min -1
353 Nm (260 lb ft)
@1800-5500 min -1
0.9 mm (0.035 in)
2.0L L4 Engine
Fuel Consumption and Emissions Information
Urban
Extra-Urban
Combined
Carbon Dioxide (g/km)
279
152
199
Fuel Economy (L/100 km)
12.0
6.5
8.6
Carbon Dioxide (g/km)
269
145
191
Fuel Economy (L/100 km)
11.6
6.3
8.2
Carbon Dioxide (g/km)
278
147
195
Fuel Economy (L/100 km)
12.0
6.3
8.4
Manual Gearbox - RWD
Automatic Transmission - RWD
Automatic Transmission - AWD
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Customer Information
Customer
Information
Customer Information
Declaration of Conformity . . . . 13-1
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy
Vehicle Data Recording and
Privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-1
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . 13-2
Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) . . . . . . . . 13-2
Customer Information
Declaration of Conformity
This vehicle has systems that
transmit and/or receive radio waves
subject to Directive 1999/5/EC.
These systems are in compliance
with the essential requirements and
other relevant provisions of
Directive 1999/5/EC. Copies of the
original Declarations of Conformity
can be obtained on our website.
13-1
Vehicle Data
Recording and
Privacy
Event Data Recorders
Data Storage Modules in the
Vehicle
A large number of electronic
components of your vehicle contain
data storage modules temporarily or
permanently storing technical data
about the condition of the vehicle,
events, and errors. In general, this
technical information documents the
condition of parts, modules,
systems, or the environment:
.
Operating conditions of system
components (e.g., filling levels).
.
Status messages of the vehicle
and its single components (e.g.,
number of wheel revolutions/
rotational speed, deceleration,
lateral acceleration).
.
Dysfunctions and defects in
important system components.
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.
Vehicle reactions in particular
driving situations (e.g., inflation
of an airbag, activation of the
stability regulation system).
.
Environmental concerns (e.g.,
temperature).
This data is exclusively technical
and helps identify and correct errors
as well as optimise vehicle
functions.
Motion profiles indicating travelled
routes cannot be created with
this data.
If services are used (e.g., repair
works, service processes, warranty
cases, quality assurance),
employees of the service network
(manufacturer included) are able to
read out this technical information
from the event and error data
storage modules applying special
diagnostic devices. If required, you
will receive further information at
these dealers. After an error has
been corrected, the data is deleted
from the error storage module or
constantly overwritten.
When using the vehicle, situations
may occur in which this technical
data related to other information
(accident report, damages on the
vehicle, witness statements, etc.)
may be associated with a specific
person — possibly, with the
assistance of an expert.
Additional functions contractually
agreed upon with the client (e.g.,
vehicle location in emergency
cases) allow the transmission of
particular vehicle data from the
vehicle.
Infotainment System
If the vehicle is equipped with a
navigation system as part of the
infotainment system, use of the
system may result in the storage of
destinations, addresses, telephone
numbers, and other trip information.
See the infotainment manual for
information on stored data and for
deletion instructions.
Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID)
Radio Frequency Identification
(RFID) technology is used in some
vehicles for functions such as tyre
pressure monitoring and ignition
system security. It is also used in
connection with conveniences such
as Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitters for remote door locking/
unlocking and starting, and
in-vehicle transmitters for garage
door openers. RFID technology in
Cadillac vehicles does not use or
record personal information or link
with any other Cadillac system
containing personal information.
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INDEX
A
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-2
Accessory Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-19
Active Emergency
Braking System . . . . . . . . 1-16, 9-54
Adaptive Cruise Control . . . . . . . 9-38
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Adaptive Forward Lighting
(AFL) Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Add-On Electrical
Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-63
Adjustments
Lumbar, Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Thigh Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Air Cleaner/Filter, Engine . . . . . 10-10
Air Filter, Passenger
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Air Vents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Airbag System
Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-31
How Does an Airbag
Restrain? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-24
Passenger Sensing
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-26
Airbag System (cont'd)
What Makes an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-24
What Will You See after an
Airbag Inflates? . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-24
When Should an Airbag
Inflate? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-23
Where Are the Airbags? . . . . . .3-21
Airbags
Adding Equipment to the
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-30
Passenger Status Indicator . . .5-13
Readiness Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-12
Servicing Airbag-Equipped
Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-30
System Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-19
Alarm
Vehicle Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Alert
Side Blind Zone (SBZA) . . . . . .9-56
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . 9-27, 10-21
Anti-theft
Locking System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-16
Antilock Brake
System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-27
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-18
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Appearance Care
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-59
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-64
Armrest Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Assistance Systems for
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-51
Assistance Systems for
Parking and Reversing . . . . . . . 9-47
Automatic
Headlamp System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-22
Transmission Fluid . . . . . . . . . . .10-9
Automatic Transmission
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-24
Shift Lock Control
Function Check . . . . . . . . . . . 10-23
B
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-20
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-53
Power Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Voltage and Charging
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-30
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Blade Replacement, Wiper . . . 10-24
Bonnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-3
Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Brake
System Warning Light . . . . . . . .5-16
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-17
Antilock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-27
Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-30
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-18
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-28, 9-29
System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . .5-31
Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Braking System
Active Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . .1-16
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-27
Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Headlamp Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Number Plate Lamps . . . . . . . 10-26
Reversing Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . 10-26
Buying New Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-48
C
Capacities and
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2
Carbon Monoxide
Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
Engine Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-21
Winter Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Cargo
Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Cautions, Danger, and
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Chains, Tyre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-52
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . 5-13
Check
Engine Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-14
Child Restraints
Infants and Young
Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-34
ISOFIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-42
Older Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-32
Securing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-42, 3-44
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-36
Circuit Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-28
Cleaning
Exterior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-59
Interior Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-64
Climate Control Systems
Dual Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Cluster, Instrument . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Clutch, Hydraulic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-10
Compartments
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Compass
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-31
Conformity
Declaration of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-1
Control
Traction and Electronic
Stability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-31
Control of a Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Convex Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Coolant
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12
Engine Temperature
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Engine Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-20
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11
Engine Messages . . . . . . . . . . . .5-32
Courtesy Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
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Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-35
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-23
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-31
Cruise Control, Active . . . . . . . . . 9-38
D
Danger, Warnings, and
Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . 13-1
Defensive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Dome Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Door
Ajar Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-32
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Power Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Rear Seat Pass-Through . . . . . 3-11
Drive Belt Routing, Engine . . . . . 12-4
Drive Systems
All-Wheel Drive . . . . . . . 9-27, 10-21
Driver Assistance Systems . . . . 9-46
Driver Information
Centre (DIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-24
Driver Mode Control . . . . . . . . . . . 9-34
Driving
Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . .9-51
Defensive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
For Better Fuel Economy . . . . .1-17
Highway Hypnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . 9-7
If the Vehicle is Stuck . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
Off-Road Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
Vehicle Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . .9-10
Wet Roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Dual Automatic Climate
Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
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E
Electrical Equipment,
Add-On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-63
Electrical System
Engine Compartment
Fuse Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-28
Fuses and Circuit
Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-28
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-31
Overload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-27
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-34
Engine
Air Cleaner/Filter . . . . . . . . . . . 10-10
Check and Service Engine
Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-14
Compartment Overview . . . . . . .10-5
Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12
Coolant Temperature
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Coolant Temperature
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-20
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-11
Cooling System Messages . . .5-32
Drive Belt Routing . . . . . . . . . . . .12-4
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Engine (cont'd)
Exhaust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-21
Oil Life System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-8
Oil Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-33
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-15
Power Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-33
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-21
Running While Parked . . . . . . . .9-22
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-17
Engine Identification . . . . . . . . . . . 12-1
Entry Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Exit Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Exterior Lamp Controls . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder . . . 6-3
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
F
Features
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Filter,
Engine Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . 10-10
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Flat Tyre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-53
Floor Mats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-67
Fluid
Automatic Transmission . . . . . .10-9
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-18
Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-17
Fog Lamp Light, Rear . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Fog Lamps
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
Forward Collision Alert
(FCA) System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-51
Front Seats
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-60
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-60
Economy Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-17
Filling a Portable Fuel
Container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-62
Filling the Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-61
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-10
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . .5-22
Recommended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-60
System Messages . . . . . . . . . . . .5-34
Fuses
Engine Compartment
Fuse Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuses and Circuit
Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instrument Panel Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Compartment Fuse
Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10-28
10-28
10-31
10-34
G
Gauges
Engine Coolant
Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-10
Mileometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Rev Counter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-10
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-10
Warning Lights and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
General Information
Service and Maintenance . . . . . 11-1
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-63
Vehicle Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-2
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
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H
Halogen Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Hazard Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Head-up Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-27
Headlamp Levelling Control . . . . 6-5
Headlamps
Adaptive Forward
Lighting (AFL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Aiming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Daytime Running
Lamps (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
High Intensity Discharge
(HID) Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Lamps On Reminder . . . . . . . . .5-23
Main-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . .5-22
Main/Dipped Beam Changer . . . 6-3
Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Heated
Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Heated Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
High-Speed Operation . . . . . . . . 10-40
Highway Hypnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Hill and Mountain Roads . . . . . . . . 9-7
Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . 9-31
Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Hydraulic Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-10
I
Ignition Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-15
Immobiliser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-17
Indicator
Vehicle Ahead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-19
Infants and Young Children,
Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-34
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Infotainment System . . . . . . . . . . . 13-2
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Instrument Panel
Storage Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Instrument Panel Overview . . . . . 1-2
Interior Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . 2-20
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
ISOFIX Child Restraint
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-42
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J
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-53
K
Key and Lock Messages . . . . . . . 5-34
Keyless Entry
Remote (RKE) System . . . . . . . . 2-2
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
L
Lamps
Courtesy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Daytime Running (DRL) . . . . . . . 6-4
Dome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Exterior Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Exterior Lamps Off
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Exterior Lighting Battery
Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Malfunction Indicator . . . . . . . . .5-14
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-35
Number Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-26
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Lamps (cont'd)
On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-23
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Rear Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Lane Departure
Warning (LDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-57
Lane Departure Warning
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
LED Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Levelling Control
Headlamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Light
Adaptive Forward Lighting
(AFL) Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-23
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-17
Lighting
Adaptive Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Illumination Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-25
Lights
Airbag Readiness . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-12
Antilock Brake System
(ABS) Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-18
Brake System Warning . . . . . . .5-16
Lights (cont'd)
Charging System . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-13
Cruise Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-23
Engine Coolant
Temperature Warning . . . . . . .5-20
Engine Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . .5-21
Flash-to-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Fog Lamp, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-23
Lane Departure Warning . . . . . .5-18
Low Fuel Warning . . . . . . . . . . . .5-22
Main-Beam On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-22
Main/Dipped Beam Changer . . . 6-3
Seat Belt Reminders . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-22
Service Electric Parking
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-17
StabiliTrak® OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-19
Traction Control System
(TCS)/StabiliTrak® . . . . . . . . . .5-20
Traction Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-19
Tyre Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-21
Lights, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Limited-Slip Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . 9-35
Locking Systems, Anti-theft . . . . 2-16
Locks
Delayed Locking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Lockout Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12
Loss of Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
Low Fuel Warning Light . . . . . . . . 5-22
Lumbar Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
M
Main-Beam On Light . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22
Maintenance Schedule
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-5
Scheduled Maintenance . . . . . . 11-1
Malfunction Indicator Lamp . . . . 5-14
Manual Gearbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-26
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-9
Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-24
Memory Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8
Memory Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
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Messages
Airbag System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-38
Battery Voltage and
Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-30
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-31
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-31
Door Ajar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-32
Engine Cooling System . . . . . . .5-32
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-33
Engine Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-33
Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-34
Key and Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-34
Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-35
Object Detection System . . . . .5-35
Ride Control System . . . . . . . . . .5-37
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-38
Service Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-38
Starting the Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . .5-39
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-40
Tyre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-39
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-30
Vehicle Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-40
Vehicle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-40
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-41
Mileometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-10
Mirrors
Automatic Dimming
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-20
Convex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-18
Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-19
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-20
Manual Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-20
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-19
Mirrors, Interior Rearview . . . . . . 2-20
Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-34
Driver Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-34
Monitor System, Tyre
Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-41
N
New Vehicle Run-In . . . . . . . . . . . 9-14
O
Object Detection System
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-35
Off-Road
Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
i-7
Oil
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-6
Engine Oil Life System . . . . . . .10-8
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-33
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-21
Older Children, Restraints . . . . . 3-32
Outlets
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . 10-15
P
Park
Shifting Into . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-19
Shifting Out of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-20
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-20
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-28, 9-29
Brake and P (Park)
Mechanism Check . . . . . . . . 10-23
Over Things That Burn . . . . . . .9-21
Parking Brake
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-17
Parking or Reversing
Assistance Systems . . . . . . . . . .9-47
Passenger Airbag Status
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
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Passenger Compartment Air
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Passenger Sensing System . . . 3-26
Pedestrian Protection
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-47
Personalisation
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-41
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-19
Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Protection, Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Retained Accessory (RAP) . . .9-19
Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-21
Pregnancy, Using Safety
Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Privacy
Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) . . . . . . . . .13-2
R
Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) . . . . . . . . . .13-2
Reading Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Rear Axle
Limited-Slip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-35
Rear Fog Lamp Light . . . . . . . . . . 5-23
Rear Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Rear Seat
Pass-Through Door . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . .2-20
Reclining Seat Backrests . . . . . . . 3-5
Recommended
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-60
Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-5
Recreational Vehicle
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-57
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Remote Vehicle Start . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . 10-27
Replacement Parts
Airbags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-32
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-7
Replacing Airbag System . . . . . . 3-32
Replacing Safety Belt
System Parts after a Crash . . . 3-18
Restraints
Where to Put . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-38
Retained Accessory
Power (RAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-19
Rev Counter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Ride Control Systems
Limited Slip Rear Axle . . . . . . . .9-35
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-37
Roads
Driving, Wet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Roof
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-23
Roof Rack System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Rotation, Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-46
Routing, Engine Drive Belt . . . . . 12-4
Run-Flat Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-38
Running the Vehicle While
Parked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-22
Running-In, New Vehicle . . . . . . 9-14
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S
Safety Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-18
How to Wear Safety Belts
Properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-12
Lap-Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . .3-13
Replacing after a Crash . . . . . .3-18
Use During Pregnancy . . . . . . . .3-17
Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-12
Safety System Check . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Scheduled Maintenance . . . . . . . 11-1
Seat Belts
Reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Seats
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Heated Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Lumbar Adjustment, Front . . . . . 3-4
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Power Adjustment, Front . . . . . . 3-3
Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Reclining Seat Backrests . . . . . . 3-5
Seats and Restraints
Pedestrian Protection
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-47
Securing Child
Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-42, 3-44
Security
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-22
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-38
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Vehicle Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Accessories and
Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-2
Doing Your Own Work . . . . . . . .10-3
Engine Soon Light . . . . . . . . . . . .5-14
Maintenance, General
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-1
Parts Identification Label . . . . .12-1
Vehicle Messages . . . . . . . . . . . .5-38
Service Electric Parking
Brake Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Servicing the Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . 3-30
Shift Lock Control Function
Check, Automatic
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-23
Shifting
Into Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-19
Out of Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-20
Side Blind Zone
Alert (SBZA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-56
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Signals, Turn and
Lane-Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Specifications and
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-2
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
StabiliTrak
OFF Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-19
Start Assist, Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-31
Start Vehicle, Remote . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Starter Switch Check . . . . . . . . . 10-22
Starting the Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-17
Starting the Vehicle
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-39
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Heated Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Wheel Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Wheel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Storage Areas
Armrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Glove Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Instrument Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Roof Rack System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Storage Compartments . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
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Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
System
Active Emergency Braking . . . .9-54
Forward Collision
Alert (FCA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-51
Infotainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1, 13-2
Roof Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Systems
Driver Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-46
T
Theft-Deterrent Systems . . . . . . . 2-17
Immobiliser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-17
Thigh Support Adjustment . . . . . . 3-4
Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Towing
General Information . . . . . . . . . .9-63
Recreational Vehicle . . . . . . . . 10-57
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-56
Track Events and
Competitive Driving . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Traction
Control System (TCS)/
StabiliTrak® Light . . . . . . . . . . . .5-20
Limited-Slip Rear Axle . . . . . . . .9-35
Off Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-19
Traction Control/Electronic
Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-31
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-22
Fluid, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-9
Fluid, Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-9
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-40
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Turn and Lane-Change
Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Tyres
Buying New Tyres . . . . . . . . . . 10-48
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-52
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-50
If a Tyre Goes Flat . . . . . . . . . . 10-53
Inflation Monitor System . . . . 10-42
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-45
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-39
Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-40
Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-21
Pressure Monitor System . . . 10-41
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-46
Run-Flat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-38
Wheel Alignment and
Tyre Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-51
Tyres (cont'd)
Wheel Replacement . . . . . . . . 10-51
When It Is Time for New
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-48
Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-37
U
Using This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
V
Vehicle
Alarm System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Identification
Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-1
Load Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-10
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-30
Personalisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-41
Reminder Messages . . . . . . . . . .5-40
Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Speed Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-40
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-56
Vehicle Ahead Indicator . . . . . . . 5-19
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Vehicle Care
Tyre Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-39
Ventilation, Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-23
W
Warning
Brake System Light . . . . . . . . . . .5-16
Lane Departure (LDW) . . . . . . .9-57
Warning Lights, Gauges, and
Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Cautions and Danger . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Hazard Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6
Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-17
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-41
Washer, Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Wheels
Alignment and Tyre
Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-51
Different Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-50
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-51
When It Is Time for New
Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-48
Where to Put the Restraint . . . . 3-38
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-20
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-21
Windscreen
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-24
Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Winter
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-8
Winter Tyres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-37
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . 10-24
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